Smoph recently posted a Facebook article about schmeat – laboratory grown meat from cells harvested from animals.
The article mentions that PETA ( always one of my favourite activist groups) quite like the idea, because no animals are slaughtered to make it. Other environmentalist groups also like the idea, because there is far less farming . . . → Read More: A Schmeating of Minds
Following on with what’s shaping up to be our educationally themed week, let’s turn out thoughts to writing.
I subscribe to Randy Cussingham’s “This is true” mailing list. (If you don’t, please consider it. It’s a bucketful of LOLs every week.)
One of the news articles from this week read:
In 2010, the National Governors . . . → Read More: WWWW – Wibbly-Wobbly Words on Wednesday
An article has surfaced this week about the relatively new SAMOA Airlines causing a big stir. They’ve now started charging passengers and their luggage purely and simply by the kilogram.
On one hand this could be a very sensible and logical move. After all, particularly on smaller aircraft, the cost of the flight and fuel . . . → Read More: Wednesday Weigh-In: Would you still come fly with me?
Whilst our resident goat has been doing a great job keeping this blog free of trolls, the rest of the internet hasn’t been so lucky.
Amongst others, the “Facebeef” group (headed by Tristan Barker) has been receiving a lot of media attention.
This discussion between Web 2.0 and the traditional media escalated to a . . . → Read More: Debate: Troll slaying
Melbourne is currently having quite a bit of warm weather. Take last Saturday, for example, when the mercury peaked at 34 degrees.
So warm in fact, that after Smoph and I surfaced (which is typically not an early event on a weekend), showered and went for brunch, we decided to head to the beach for . . . → Read More: A dirty, dirty topic…
I know that many of you are, like me, concerned about the state of the environment today. Even before the Climate Change discussions, there has been much discussion of the impact humans on on the environment.
So, when we hear of yet another species which is close to extinction due to human action, that’s surely . . . → Read More: Extinction of a species
Last week, former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, and the former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie both called for the abolishment of States, in favour of larger local councils reporting directly to the federal government.
How do the Splatters feel about this? What issues do you see for and against the idea?
I read an article late last week about how Gen Y fail at house work. The comments sections quickly turned into one of those slanging matches between the various brigades of high horse cavalrymen, but it got me thinking. Happily, I’m on the cusp of Gen X and Gen Y (depending on who’s definition you . . . → Read More: Topics on Tuesday: Generation bashing
With trolling being a popular topic in the media at the moment, and some disagreement among people whether disagreement (particularly whether someone expressing their own belief, ie. one of a racist viewpoint) is true trolling, I was thinking of the intracies of disagreement on the internet (or outside of it).
I was interested in your . . . → Read More: Topics on Tuesday: Respectfully disagreeing
I’ve been excessively caught up with work and home lately so, true to recent form, this post comes several days late for my initial link, but the topic holds true.
Last Friday (or presumably Thursday night some time) a pack of blokes with fluro vests and some official-looking trappings traversed the length of Swan Street, . . . → Read More: A Bit of Funny Buggers