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Health

Hey, buddy, where you been?

Hey, buddy, where you been?

DID YOU KNOW?  If you drink a bottle of red wine in about 10 minutes it has a similar effect as taking a Xanax.

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Humour

Everybody Loves Diesel

Everybody Loves Diesel

Last week, I presented my ideas on how we could save television from its seemingly relentless decline – this week, I’m turning my attention to movies.

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Feminism, Rights

The F-Word

The F-Word

So last time I talked about the f-word I looked at how I think feminism is failing. One way I am measuring this is that the great majority of women don’t want to call themselves feminist any more because it seems unnecessarily difficult – both in reputation and in practise.

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Feminism, Rights

Pink/Blue

Pink/Blue

Me to my 2-year-old daughter: – Are you a boy or a girl? *pause* – I aren’t.

by × June 5, 2013 × 40 comments

Reviews, Tech

The Last of Us (p)review

The Last of Us (p)review

I had the chance to have a 30 minute play through of the soon-to-be-blockbuster title The Last of Us for Playstation 3 ahead of its world-wide release and I was blown away.

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Rights

It's so handy when racism wears a uniform.

Been spending most my life living in a bigot’s paradox

There’s that old cliche, where the racist old person starts talking. And they’re usually old. When you get to that old stage you find that the racism permeates both genders

by × June 3, 2013 × 5 comments

International

Tromso! Part one of a triology

Tromso! Part one of a triology

In Samoan, depending on context the word ‘Malo’ performs as  ‘hi’, ‘hello’, ‘thank you’, ‘well done’, ‘good job’ and was the name of a cheerful, rotund boy in my class at secondary school.

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Tech

Has Apple lost it?

Has Apple lost it?

There are countless stories about the insane brutality Steve Jobs would inflict on the company he started as a young adult

by × May 31, 2013 × 5 comments

Tech

Why I love and hate Twitter (though it’s more about hate)

Why I love and hate Twitter (though it’s more about hate)

I admit, I was a little slow getting to Twitter. I’m no innovator, nor an early adopter.

by × May 31, 2013 × 4 comments

Humour

Even though his disguise was lacking, Jarrod Doubtfire was still able to fool his family

Saving television

Television is dying. I don’t mean my television specifically – rather ALL television. The medium of television.

by × May 30, 2013 × 2 comments

Health

Get help faster

Get help faster

Anxiety disorders run in my family and after a particularly tumultuous period a few years ago I was diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, otherwise known as GAD.

by × May 30, 2013 × 0 comments

General

The new good guys (some spoilers)

The new good guys (some spoilers)

Are fallen heroes the new normal? Or did I just grow up?

by × May 29, 2013 × 3 comments

Humour

Bring it back: The Great Egg Obsession

Bring it back: The Great Egg Obsession

I love eggs so much.  I guess you could call me an eggthusiast.

by × May 28, 2013 × 3 comments

Reviews

Coq Au Riesling

Coq Au Riesling

An alcoholic’s twist on Coq Au Vin

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Humour

Bring it back: Weird competitions

Bring it back: Weird competitions

I am very competitive.  Very.  I’m only writing this blog post because I’m not currently winning this blog.  I don’t even know what that means.

by × May 23, 2013 × 4 comments

Feminism, Rights

Where’s the bacon?

Where’s the bacon?

In the last year the gender gap increased from 12.85 per cent to 14.18 per cent to the biggest it has been in a decade.

by × May 22, 2013 × 1 comment

General

Gaining integrity while looking at old emails

Gaining integrity while looking at old emails

I got a new computer, and I spent some time importing some old emails (from a non-cloud, pre-hotmail type of email account) so that these old emails could live on in infamy.

by × May 21, 2013 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

The greatest song of all

The greatest song of all

When it’s 2am and the only people left at a party are the ones you’re not entirely comfortable talking to, conversation often lurches around trying to find common ground. Something you can all relate to. One such topic is “what’s the greatest song of all time?”

by × May 19, 2013 × 0 comments