Leftoid of the week. Gummo Trotsky on Abbott’s trip to Indonesia.
German humour. h/t Barry Williams, who says the Germans don’t have sense of humour? Of course the Dutch are very much like the Germans, but without the sense of humour.
Gerard Henderson’s Media Watchdog. This weeks edition appears in the afternoon.
Weather. Will the new climate council have some problems with donations?
Literature and language. George Orwell’s rules for writers. Randon jargon generator. Under the flapdoodle tree and other examples of jargon. Peter Klein on how to read an academic article and academic writing.
Sport and recreation. Blainey shock selection in classical liberal team of the millenium. Geofrey Blainey gained selection on the basis of strong performances on the half forward flank with the Smelters in the West Coast Football Association in Tasmania while he spent some years researching the development of the mines to write The Peaks of Lyell (1954).
For nerds. For history nerds, the story of a quiet achiever in Australian public health.
All sorts of stuff from Lorenzo.
Profile of Barry Humphries, including the time Bazza Mackenzie met Karl Popper.
Wik entry on The History Wars in Australia.
Alternative brain food, cheap and wholesome like the products of Liep’s kitchen.