Thursday, July 30, 2009


It's sad to see The Chaser's War on Everything has ended. I am a fan of The Chaser boys. They are renegades, fools, larrikins, critics, upstarts, firebrands and dissociatives. We need them. They keep us all in check.

LJ, July 30 2009.


So, eleven Aussie troops have now died in Afghanistan. Can someone remind me why we're over there?

LJ, July 30 2009.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


A couple of weeks back I visited Melbourne Aquarium.

I was knocked out by what I saw there: king and gentoo penguins in various states of bliss in an icy box featuring a cool pool (I thought the kings were robots from a distance!), jellyfish lit for effect, nonchalant weedy sea-dragons, various massive rays being fed by game divers and most remarkably, a leopard shark eating a cos lettuce.

It was also tremendous to see so many kids rushing from tank to tank in utter rapture. Animals are crucial for children - they encourage kids to find wonder, selflessness and empathy.

LJ, July 30 2009.