Papua New Guinea suddenly remembers itâ€™s not a colony any more and acts like a real nation. Nicholas Fryer makes some modest proposals. And there’s terror in the streets of Baltimore.
In this episode, there’s talk of hedgehogs and weasels, refugees and terrorism, and more.
Continue reading “The 9pm Victory over the Adult Hedgehog Onesie Bomber”
NASA sends a boy band to Pluto. Prime Minister Crusader Rabbit makes sense of the Middle East, more or less. And we hear some presciently ironic words from Singapore.
In this podcast, there’s talk of Singapore, censorship, wine, and taxes. Amongst other things.
Continue reading “The 9pm I Can’t Believe It’s Not a Planet”
A ship holding people prisoner is not a prison ship. Senator Bill Heffernan goes on record with a self-description. And thereâ€™s some lifestyle advice from QUT.
In this podcast, there’s talk of any number of things which should cause worry.
Continue reading “The 9pm Orgy of Confusion”
A disturbing new news genre emerges from Florida. We discover certain frustrations in relation to the Pie People. And we learn the correct way to respond when Australia’s education minister Christopher Pyne speaks.
In this podcast, there’s talk of government, spin, Joe Hockey, Bill Shorten, and selfies. And Florida. Obviously.
Continue reading “The 9pm Government by Fools”
Australia has chosen its face for Eurovision 2015, and it needs a shave. Christopher Pyne explains science. And Malcolm Turnbull explains reality.
In this podcast, there’s talk of logic, leadership, public relations, science and Florida. Obviously.
Continue reading “The 9pm Shut Up It’s Called Logic”
Since we’re approaching the end of 2014, here’s my usual list of the most-read posts on this website.
This represents only the material published right here, not things I write for money elsewhere and which have a far higher readership. It doesn’t include traffic to the home page, the about page, or anything else on the site that isn’t an actual blog post.
- Updated: Christopher Pyne clearly says the C-word? Nope. Did Christopher Pyne drop the c-bomb in Parliament or not? I first thought yes, then changed my mind. But I’m wondering now whether I want to change it back.
- May Reza Berati be the last, Mr Abbott. I was in a mood that night, but I think the writing stands up.
- Operation Sovereign Borders, sinister and banal. My reaction to Mick Kinley, acting chief executive officer of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) shrugging off concerns that Australia removes safety equipment from the lifeboats we put asylum seekers on before telling them to go home.
- Adventures in Identity: Still struggling with Google+, from January.
- Guilty of being a teenager in a public place, in which I kick off about the actions of the police in Mosman.
- Algorithms and the Filter Bubble, Take 3, being the recording of my guest lecture at UTS in April. This reminds me that I haven’t posted the updated version from the second half of the year. Oops.
- Tone-Deaf Abbott no statesman, never will be, my comment on the Prime Minister’s message on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
- Announcing 5at5, my new daily email letter, which explains itself.
- The 9pm Shire, one of my favourite episodes of The 9pm Edict podcast.
- A loving profile of Tony Abbott, which simply embeds the video of American TV host John Oliver’s roasting of Abbott.
Continue reading “Most popular posts of 2014”