February 18, 2013
I was browsing a few favorites the other day when I came upon Australia Incognita’s post, No Mr Mullins, the Pope’s resignation does not mean married priests!, where ‘Mr Mullins’ (he’s a priest actually, the ‘Mr’ is pointed) speculates that a Pope who can break a long standing precedent such as ‘Pope for life’ can open the way for a future Pope to change the rules on celibacy.
In an earlier post AI expresses a hope that a new Pope might continue a trajectory more in keeping with her own particular form of Catholic outlook (in short, a ‘trad’) but this is not an ‘agenda piece’ in the way that Mr Mullins wishful thinking is.
But beyond the spat, what struck me was the image at the end:
Rich in symbolism, eh? It’s an image from the 50s (or even earlier). It is a man holding up his hand to assert his authority. There is no discussion or even a mention of the issues.
In contrast and with no bias whatsoever, I offer this gem gleaned from Facebook (thanks to Milly … again!).
No agenda there eh?
PS. I would have attempted to respond to AI as I have in the past, but like the image symbolises, strongly expressed counter views are not welcome.
January 24, 2013
It’s been a while, but I’ve been a little busy and, well, a little lazy.
Having been in that fair city a couple of years ago, I enjoyed this one, that I did:
November 16, 2012
Another classic from Milly’s Facebook postings:
September 7, 2012
Aside from acknowelging this came from today’s Crikey, nothing more needs to be said:
August 24, 2012
Amazing pictures from Mars. Nothing more need be said …
July 13, 2012
There are rumours that Facebook is going to add a new button to its pages …
… they started here.
May 17, 2012
A meme is “an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.” A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate and respond to selective pressures. (WIKI)
An Internet meme is an idea that is propagated through the World Wide Web. The idea may take the form of a hyperlink, video, picture, website, hashtag, or just a word or phrase, such as intentionally misspelling the word “more” as “moar” or “the” as “teh”. The meme may spread from person to person via social networks, blogs, direct email, news sources, or other web-based services. An Internet meme may stay the same or may evolve over time, by chance or through commentary, imitations, parody, or by incorporating news accounts about itself. Internet memes can evolve and spread extremely rapidly, sometimes reaching world-wide popularity within a few days. (WIKI)
May 4, 2012
An email came across my inbox today written by a CEO trying to sell the wares of his business to a prospective client. In explaining the nature of his business he wrote, ‘We collaboratively help our clients face increasing challenges to balance short term objectives against strategic choices to realise sustainable business outcomes’.
I suspect he was going for a buzzword bingo prize (you can generate your own here).
Later in the email he use the phrase ‘in this space’ which I suspect is quickly replacing ‘going forward’ for the next ‘big thing’ in buzzwords.
Come to think of it ‘next big thing’ would probably appear on someone’s card … mmm … maybe even ‘buzzword’!
March 16, 2012
OK this is one of those I’m-not-sure-it’s-funny Wrydays, but it does ‘smack my Gob’. This is Sarah Palin — unkindly dubbed by some as the ‘Caribou Barbie’ — telling Fox News what Obama (son of a Kenyan father and a white mother from Wichita, Kansas) is taking the US back to pre-Civil War days. She seems to enter a trance-like state hoping, I assume, to fool the viewer into believing she makes sense.
I take some comfort knowing she’s not actually running for POTUS, but then there is the slight possibility of a Brokered Convention but that’s not suitable imaginings for a Wryday.
March 8, 2012
Driving the highways and byways of South Australia can be a distracting experience with the Motor Accidents Commission’s new ‘Matemorphosis’ Campaign, especially when you come across one of these very large signs:
A couple were driving across to Melbourne with her 90yo mother in the back. All of a sudden she demanded to know what ‘Don’t be an anchor’ meant and why it had an ‘W’ in front of it. The daughter made a hasty explanation and quickly changed the subject.
Definitely a ‘What the?’ experience!