Monthly Archives: May 2012

Proof Some Craig Thomson Dirt Being Fabricated

I stumbled onto an interesting picture on Twitter tonight, one which immediately struck me as a fake. Now of course, there are plenty of lousy Photoshop jobs online – such as the amazing levitating Chinese park inspectors – but this one was a little more interesting. With the accompanying quote: “Guess who was at today’s […]

Foxtel: Reading Between The Lines

I got a gentle chuckle with respect to this article detailing the on-going merger activities between Foxtel and Austar United Communications. Foxtel Begins Merger Shakeout “A spokesman for Foxtel said all staffing decisions will be finalised in the next six weeks, but would not comment on whether the move will lead to a reduction in […]

Sluggish Bombers Still Thump GWS

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY 0.5 2.9 4.11 7.11 (53) ESSENDON 3.1 8.1 13.8 18.11 (119) GOALS Greater Western Sydney: Cameron 3, Shiel, Treloar, Giles, McDonald Essendon: Crameri 3, Davey 3, Bellchambers 3, Ryder 2, Monfries 2, Zaharakis, Watson, Melksham, Hurley, Colyer BEST Greater Western Sydney: Treloar, Tyson, Kennedy, Cameron, Power, Shiel Essendon: Dyson, Crameri, Lovett-Murray, Dempsey, […]

82% of NBN Users Choose Higher Speed Tiers

In something of a surprise at last night’s Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee Estimates hearing, it was revealed that a much higher than expected number of initial NBN users a choosing the higher speed plans available on the fibre network. Both NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley, and Jim Hassell – (Head of Product Development […]

Wet Behind The Ears?

Was just mildly amused by the sequence of events described on the front page of the Ballarat Courier website, in regards to some wild weather interrupting the Australian Masters Rowing Championship on Lake Wendouree. At 8:35am, racing on the second day of the event had been cancelled – (as circled in red) – yet at […]

Link Baiting At Its Worst (Best?)

Keen to get a boost from the popularity of the Australian version of the singing contest, The Voice – on which British performer Seal is a judge, The Age came up with this headline for a story: Of course, when you click on that link, you get: Lost Seal Slips Into Town In Fishy Tale […]

Essendon Shrug Off Determined Tigers

ESSENDON 6.2 12.7 16.9 19.14 (128) RICHMOND 4.2 6.8 11.16 15.19 (109) GOALS Essendon: Ryder 4, Stanton 3, Monfries 3, Watson 2, Jetta 2, Davey 2, Crameri, Howlett, Lovett-Murray Richmond: Cotchin 3, Edwards 3, Grigg 2, Martin 2, Deledio, Jackson, Miller, Nahas, Riewoldt BEST Essendon: Watson, Stanton, Crameri, Ryder, Jetta, Bellchambers, Heppell, Zaharakis Richmond: Deledio, […]

Does Australia Really Want The NBN?

I love local newspapers. In many many cases, they are lovingly created by people who just want the best for their communities, and want to make sure they are informed as to the issues in their local community. The issues that the big metropolitan newspapers don’t give a damn about; issues that are presented without […]

State Government Padding Out Announcement?

Who would have thought a government might pad-out an announcement to provide more bang for the buck with the press release? Not you? Yeah, me neither. New Contract Moves Regional Rail Link Into High Gear Amongst the “features” of the new contract, we have: Major bridge modifications at Dynon Road, Moonee Ponds Creek, Lloyd Street […]

Bombers Clip Eagles Wings

ESSENDON 1.6 5.10 12.14 16.17 (113) WEST COAST 1.3 3.5 3.7 7.10 (52) GOALS Essendon: Crameri 3, Davey 3, Jetta 2, Ryder 2, Stanton 2, Bellchambers, Dyson, Lovett-Murray, Melksham West Coast: Waters 2, Brennan, Darling, Hill, Kerr, McGinnity BEST Essendon: Stanton, Watson, Zaharakis, Hooker, Melksham, Crameri, Fletcher West Coast: Cox, Kerr, Gaff, Shuey, McGinnity INJURIES […]