The 9pm Triple Boxing Day Landfill of Lamentations

An excavator crushing trash at the Anchorage Landfill, 21 August 2012 (Photo: US Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Brian Ferguson, digitally altered by Stilgherrian)

At last 2021 is coming to a close, so in this episode I look back at this shambles of a year, and maybe generate some hope for 2022. I’ll call this the first episode of the summer series, for obscure but sensible reasons which I won’t explain.

We talk about a whole bunch of things, including COVID-19, obviously, procrastination, people who compare things to the Holocaust which are not at all like the Holocaust, men who feel threatened, Craig Kelly, and of course Scott Bloody Morrison.

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  • Professor Raina MacIntyre (MBBS Hons 1, FRACP, FAFPHM, M App Epid, PhD) is NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Global Biosecurity. She heads the Biosecurity Program at the Kirby Institute, which conducts research in epidemiology, vaccinology, bioterrorism prevention, mathematical modelling, genetic epidemiology, public health and clinical trials in infectious diseases.
  • First it came for the elderly, and I didn't speak up because I am not elderly. Then it came for health workers, and I didn't speak up because I am not one. Then it came for the disabled, and ditto. Finally it came for me, and there was no-one left to speak up for me. #Omicron
  • Nazis seem to be everywhere these days. I don’t mean self-proclaimed neo-Nazis. I’m talking about folks being labeled as Nazis, Hitler, Gestapo, Goering?—?take your pick?—?by their political opponents. American politicians from across the ideological spectrum, influential media figures, and ordinary people on social media casually use Holocaust terminology to bash anyone or any policy with which they disagree. The takedown is so common that it’s even earned its own term, reductio ad Hitlerum.
  • Another growing threat to the memory of the Six Million is when the Holocaust becomes grist for inappropriate Nazi and/or Hitler comparisons. Particularly in the United States, Holocaust trivialization has seeped into the mainstream.
  • This is still my favorite made up metric for masculinity I've ever seen on this dumb website
  • Steatopygia is the state of having substantial levels of tissue on the buttocks and thighs. This build is not confined to the gluteal regions, but extends to the outside and front of the thighs, and tapers to the knee producing a curvaceous figure. The term is from the Greek stéar (?????), meaning "tallow", and pug? (????), meaning "rump".
  • Today in London, anti-vaxxers attacked an Apple store yelling "shame on you", presumably because they think Bill Gates owns Apple.
  • The Morrison government has carved out a potentially enormous election war chest in its midyear budget update, as it continues to attract criticism for splurging cash on marginal seats.
  • Pays on party which supplies the Prime Minister following the next Federal election. Bets settled at time of swearing in. All bets carry over if the Gov General does not swear in a PM because supply cannot be guaranteed.
  • IMPORTANT POLL: What will matter more to the world in 10 years?

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