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What’s Hot + What’s Not

December 17, 2009

Time for another Hot + Not! I highly recommend you go and check out Loobylu’s list and the pictures of her parent’s amazing garden – so lovely!


Has anyone else been sucked in by Glee? The final episode on Sunday was soooo good – I got 100% emotionally involved, as always – and they resolved so much! Finally! But where do they go from here? I was hanging out for Will to leave his horrid wife and get together with Emma and now it’s happened I’m worried it’s all going to go really badly wrong. And Finn finally found out the truth about Quinn and the baby (poor Finn! And where is Quinn going to live now?). When they all performed I was so freaking proud. Bless their little cotton socks!

I’m really enjoying this new blog by Sydney-based Bea Haynes, who looks at positive psychology. She’s started by putting lamppost ads up in the city saying “Hi, You are beautiful. And you know someone else who is too… so let them know.” How good is that? Such a good idea. I wonder if she needs a new friend/helper? Hmmm…

My Christmas shopping is 100% done. ‘Nuff said.

11/2 school work days left before 2 weeks off. Lot’s of fun things beckon.


The internet filter – what a heavy-handed mess of an idea. From the Herald:

…the Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, yesterday announced he would introduce legislation before next year’s elections forcing ISPs to block a secret blacklist of “refused classification” (RC) websites for all Australian internet users…

…as the leaking of the communications regulator’s blacklist in March revealed, the RC category includes scores of legal material.

This was reaffirmed today by a report compiled by the leading Australian media public policy academics, Professors Catherine Lumby, Lelia Green and John Hartley.

They found that if the filtering plan goes ahead Australian adults would not be able to access material that is completely legal to view under Australian law.

Ugh. My friend Erin has some well articulated thoughts on this on her blog.  As she says, it’s a blatant abuse of freedom and legalises behaviour by the government that ought not to be legalised. There’s also some good thoughts about the language being used to oppose the filter over at Pointless Really and a petition you can sign over at GetUp.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2009 1:14 pm

    Great post and I agree with what’s not hot … the government should stay the hell out of our space and stop pandering to the moral minority. On, and what about drafting a bill of rights as well … that might be a more convenient place to start this conversation.

  2. December 17, 2009 4:56 pm

    Yep my shopping’s 100% done too … No nots for me this week ~ I’m doing a vintage button Giveaway instead … pop over if you’ve time. 😉

  3. olsendavid permalink
    December 17, 2009 6:31 pm

    Thanks for the mention, I have a feeling we are going to lose the #nocleanfeed argument, but lets give it our best shot.

  4. December 21, 2009 7:36 am

    The internet filter is so NOT HOT. It makes me sad and mad and then sad again. Grr. Thanks for playing along again! xx

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