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Frankie Boyle and the Aborigines

This is a cross-post by Paul Canning If you enjoy laughing and have ever watched the British (knowing laugh) nihilistic comedian Frankie Boyle I very much doubt that you have never laughed at his jokes. The joke about the Queen’s vagina being haunted? If you heard it I would bet that something akin to laughter ensued. […]

Shver tzu zein a Yid*: Australia and Hungary [see update]

In Sydney, Australia: Hilel, a not-for-profit Jewish educational and cultural organisation for students and young adults, approached The Red ­Rattler Theatre in Marrickville, in Sydney’s inner west, about hiring the venue for a series of performances dealing with the Holocaust. Their inquiry was dismissed with an unsigned email that read: “Our policy does not support […]

Tony Abbott – in his own words

This is a cross-post by Futile Democracy Tony Abbott was not a politician anyone expected to become Prime Minister, back in 2007. Abbott was a force of reaction more than anything else. The Liberals were shattered. But then, a sort of bitter War of the Roses-type family rivalry took over the Labor leadership – both […]