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Irrelevant things that made me laugh this week

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Submitted by Lance on Sat, 2008-05-10 00:07

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Great tits cope well with warming (NSFW)

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2008-05-09 21:32
Recent Comments:
Those are some perfect... — by atlascott on Wed, 2008-08-20 18:07
"I'm dribbling." — by Chris Cathcart on Fri, 2008-05-16 23:45
I'm dribbling. kkulak — by Kasper on Fri, 2008-05-16 21:35

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Hero of the Day - Donald Tusk: "The only natural resource that we have, and with which we can compete, is freedom."

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Submitted by Lance on Mon, 2008-05-05 23:52

Two very interesting articles here and here

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I'm now pleased — by Callum McPetrie on Wed, 2008-05-07 08:44

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Actually, I Don't Support Gay Marriage

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Submitted by Lance on Mon, 2008-05-05 23:19

Actually, I Don’t Support Gay Marriage

[From The Free Radical]

Recent Comments:
A Friend of Mine... — by James S. Valliant on Tue, 2008-05-06 16:26
Heh. — by Matty Orchard on Tue, 2008-05-06 03:25
I commend to your attention — by Lance on Tue, 2008-05-06 02:58

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Moving to China to Start the Revolution

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Submitted by Lance on Thu, 2008-05-01 02:58

I nearly fell out of my chair when I read this.
From BBC News

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lol true, surely this and — by Jon Coster on Thu, 2008-05-01 07:09
Stopping the Chinese from — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2008-05-01 04:11

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April Summary

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Submitted by Lance on Thu, 2008-05-01 01:41

April Summary

Recent Comments:
Naked men thread? — by Olivia on Sun, 2008-05-04 12:14
Gall of the Month Award: Glenn Jameson — by Marcus on Sat, 2008-05-03 20:39
"Perseverance in the Face of — by mckeever on Sat, 2008-05-03 01:46

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Why Did Harrison Ford Wax His Chest?

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Submitted by Lance on Wed, 2008-04-30 10:15

Was it...

1) An attempt to make Indiana Jones more 'metrosexual'?
2) Fund-raising for child cancer?
3) He lost a bet?
4) In an effort to showcase the pain involved in deforestation?


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"It's all in the database"

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2008-04-29 22:06

That's just scary, the UK has gone so far down 'that' road, that the promulgation of the surveillance/police/nanny state has become quite overt.

Recent Comments:
Nightclub head-cam concerns — by gregster on Sun, 2008-07-13 02:42
Orwell... — by jtgagnon on Thu, 2008-05-01 00:37
Well made ad though — by gregster on Wed, 2008-04-30 22:40

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Is Mathematics Discovered Or Invented?

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Submitted by Lance on Sun, 2008-04-27 00:56

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Letter to NZ Herald Editor re Matt McCarten

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Submitted by Lance on Sun, 2008-04-27 00:20

Matt McCarten, washed up commie politico and general all around sour-faced muppet writes in the HoS this morning about

Recent Comments:
OK Mark — by gregster on Thu, 2008-05-01 03:54
Will do Gregster. — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2008-04-30 02:03
" — by gregster on Wed, 2008-04-30 01:47

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Desensitisation

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Submitted by Lance on Wed, 2008-04-23 00:41

From the NZ parliamentary debate in 1986 regarding photo driver licensing (unattributed):

Recent Comments:
Eating an elephant one bite at a time — by Big Ben on Wed, 2008-04-23 06:09
They don't enforce the no-licence 'crime' — by Jameson on Wed, 2008-04-23 03:35
Road Accidents — by Callum McPetrie on Wed, 2008-04-23 02:01

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Brigette Bardot on Trial for Muslim "Slur"

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2008-04-15 21:32
Recent Comments:
Ha — by gregster on Thu, 2008-04-17 05:01
Surely she can't be against homosexuality... — by Jameson on Wed, 2008-04-16 13:41
Not in France, they don't. — by atlascott on Wed, 2008-04-16 01:36

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I HATE Patent Trolls/Hero of the Day: Kurt Denke of 'Blue Jeans Cables'

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2008-04-15 21:09

I know, I know! Patents are a good thing right?


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Pubbe Gagge, Dylan Moran, Ian McKellen

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2008-04-15 01:08

I keep seeing Duncan's post on Chaucer in 'Last Viewed' on the sidebar. Hence posting one of my favourite Bill Bailey clips

Recent Comments:
Very fuckin' funny! — by Jameson on Wed, 2008-04-16 13:56
Very Funny — by James S. Valliant on Tue, 2008-04-15 19:03

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On the good news front:

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2008-04-11 05:15

US gives Cubans fast track visas

But no, of course this is the great Satan, and the great Satan has nefarious intentions!


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SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: Save The World - Shoot a Greenie

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2008-04-11 04:15

SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: Save The World - Shoot a Greenie

By Lance Davey

April 11, 2008

Recent Comments:
Bring me my sword — by Marcus on Sat, 2008-04-12 09:03
Superb PR Lance — by Sandi on Sat, 2008-04-12 00:31

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'Roids vs Ritalin

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Submitted by Lance on Thu, 2008-04-10 23:29

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Villain of the Day: Richard Warman

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Submitted by Lance on Thu, 2008-04-10 22:24

Richard Warman is an Ottawa-based human rights lawyer who was a member of the Canadian Human Rights Commission from July 2002 to March 2004.

Recent Comments:
Fascist Prick — by Sandi on Fri, 2008-04-11 01:10
Yuk! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2008-04-10 23:10

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Hero of the Day: Arthur Emmons Raymond

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Submitted by Lance on Thu, 2008-04-10 21:26

Why? For, among other things, being the chief aeronautical engineer at Douglas Aircraft Company & leading the design team that produced this:

The Douglas DC-3


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SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: Dystopia Now!

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2008-03-14 02:13

SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: Dystopia Now!

By Lance Davey

Recent Comments:
Very proud of you Lance ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2008-03-14 07:26
Superb piece Lance, well — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2008-03-14 03:29

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Paul Watson - Apparently Someone "Shot" the Bastard!

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2008-03-07 09:51

Paul Watson, founder of pirate anti-whaling organisation Sea Shepherd and most recent recipient of "Villain of the Day" has been "shot".


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Zimbabwean Sports Ban Racist?

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2008-03-04 12:29

Riiiiiiiiight
Article


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Farewell

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2008-03-04 11:55

to the Sony Trinitron.


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Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2008-03-04 09:44

Mucking about with GIMP:

Recent Comments:
a picture of the Maori — by Lance on Wed, 2008-03-05 00:11
I would insert — by Sandi on Wed, 2008-03-05 00:05
It's not so bad, there's a — by Lance on Tue, 2008-03-04 21:01

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Helen Clark adopts "Rudd-Speak"

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2008-03-04 00:04

Well spotted by Audrey Young

Recent Comments:
Clark Mental Breakdown — by gregster on Tue, 2008-03-04 06:39

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Villain of the Day: Paul Watson

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Submitted by Lance on Mon, 2008-03-03 23:34

Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace - expelled for being too extreme and subsequently founder of Sea Shepherd.

Warning! Ensure you have a vomit receptacle handy:

Recent Comments:
They are damn good. — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2008-03-06 06:14
Okay — by James S. Valliant on Tue, 2008-03-04 18:23
The Anti-Industrial Revolution — by Richard Wiig on Tue, 2008-03-04 17:25

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Hero of the Day: Dave Eggers

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Submitted by Lance on Mon, 2008-03-03 09:19

Today's HotD is not a towering giant of industry or ingenious revolutionary thinker. As much as I admire those folks and enjoy researching them as subjects for HotD articles, today I'm waxing all warm and fuzzy, I think it's the freezing cold weather.

Recent Comments:
I look forward to — by Lance on Mon, 2008-03-03 21:19
Great choice Lance. I — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2008-03-03 09:42

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Hero of the Day: Matthew Boulton

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Submitted by Lance on Sat, 2008-03-01 23:41

Matthew Boulton (September 3, 1728 – 18 August 1809) was an English manufacturer and engineer.


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Possible HIV vaccine candidate!

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Submitted by Lance on Sat, 2008-03-01 22:53

It was exciting to read this morning that a team of researchers at the University of Alberta has discovered a gene that is able to


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Villain of the Day: Philip Agee

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Submitted by Lance on Sat, 2008-03-01 22:23

Today's VotD comes courtesy of Trevor Loudon.

Philip Agee was a CIA officer who turned on the agency and eventually the US itself. In 1975 his book Inside the Company: CIA Diary was published. Trevor over at NewZeal has juxtaposed two accounts of the man.


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