The most punk gesture of 2014 has already taken place. Not onstage at the Brits or in the pages of the New Musical Express, but in Germany, where Ikea revealed a shocking vision for a future of pain and despair, making the infuriatingly obtuse decision to kill off its iconic Expedit series. —
Ikea has killed off Expedit, leaving me sad, angry and confused | Peter Robinson | Comment is free | The Guardian
New Government. Same Show. Shaun Micallef’s still MAD AS HELL.
Back for a third season, this dose of salts for your weekly digest of news and current affairs is the cure for all that ails you; a panacea for the ills of the world and a vaccination against the general malaise and ennui brought on by existence itself. “It’s like falling into a jacuzzi at Lourdes,” said avid MAD AS HELL viewer and ABC legal intern, Sophie Frump.
Surprising, refreshing and invigorating, MAD AS HELL remains funnier than 7.30, more informative than Tractor Monkeys and over twice as fast as Q&A.
CAST: Shaun Micallef, Francis Greenslade, Roz Hammond, Veronica Milsom, Tosh Greenslade, Emily Taheny and Stephen Hall.
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i rewatched 2 seasons of bob’s in one day so
my favorite family
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Above: The relationship between the frequencies of men’s beards and the width of women’s skirts, charted over time from 1823 to 1970. The graph is taken from a paper published in The American Journal of Sociology. According to The Atlantic:
Robinson’s theory as to why fashion—both sartorial and hirsute—seems to come in waves is this: Young people tend to eschew the tastes of their elders, but old trends seem new again after a sufficient amount of time has passed. So while long skirts may fall out of favor for one generation, their grandchildren will think they’re the cat’s pajamas.
That’s a shame because this morning wind generators in SA were accounting for around 27 per cent of South Australia’s total generation mix, as Adelaide sweltered in 40 degree heat. It’s not a rare event: wind generation regularly crowds out fossil fuel generation in South Australia. August last year is likely to have been wind generation’s best month ever in the National Electricity Market (NEM), accounting for around 6.11 per cent of total electrical energy. —
Abbott Breathes New Life Into ‘Wind Turbine Syndrome’ | newmatilda.com (via indefensible)
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Whisky Vending Machine.
Former PM Bob Hawke knocking back the beer (January 4, 2013).