Politicians line up to donate words to Charles Firth’s Museum

Recent news coverage about Charles Firth’s Museum of Words has reached the parliaments of Australia, and he has scored somewhat of a coup.

While The Guardian see the museum as a failed stunt, many politicians are lining up to loan words.

Can’t use a word while on load to the museum? What a brilliant idea” one politician said.

At this stage Firth has received the following words:

Julia Gillard, former PM – Kevin
Kevin Rudd, former PM – Leadership
Bob Carr, former Foreign Minister – Nuts
Stephen Conroy, former Communications Minister – Filter

Bronwyn Bishop, Speaker – Order
George Brandis, Attorney-General – Trans-Pacific Partnership
Malcolm Turnbull, Communications Minister – Speed
Joe Hockey, Treasurer – Deficit
Scott Morrison, Immigration Minster – Boats
Christopher Pyne, Education Minister – Gonski

Clive Palmer, Member for Fairfax – Plagiarism
Campbell Newman, Queensland Premier – Rights
Fred Nile, NSW Legislative Council – Marriage

And for a double disillusion:

Tony Abbot, Prime Minister – Climate Change & Science

But get in quick, the exhibition proper closes this Sunday, 1 December.

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Cthulhu walks into your pub, what do you offer? Lovecraft beer!

I saw this sign on The Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst. It reads like you are playing a Call of Cthulhu role playing game.

Lovecraft beer?
Only when the Ale Stars’ Membership are right!

Love Craft beer? When the Ale Stars' Membership are right! #Cthulhu

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Alone on the station? Beware of zombies…

I took this shot of a man coming down the escalator of a seemingly empty station. It reminds me of thriller movies when, that extra the camera has been following walks into an empty public space, only to be attacked by the film’s┬ámalevolent entity.

Of course, if the extra is really the protagonist, they pull out a sword/gun, confronting the entity or making a hasty retreat. Unfortunately, this guy is not wearing a long coat, so it looks like curtains…

Lone escalator man

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When $2.50 is 20% of $7.50 at Coles

It’s funny, but a little worrying, when supermarkets can’t do maths correctly on their signs.

I suppose this is erring on the side of caution, saying you get 20% but giving you 33%, rather than saying you get 33% any only giving you 20%. Which makes sense from a legal perspective, giving you a bigger discount than is advertised.

Although, if a supermarket can’t get the numbers on their specials labels correct, where else are the numbers wrong?$2.50 is not 20% of $7.50. #coles #sign #fail

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Kill Bill, the new killer women’s fashion

Is there a new #KillBill fad in women's #fashion?The new fashion trend gracing windows of the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney is black & yellow. Very reminiscent of The Bride from Kill Bill. Upstairs are the dresses and tops. And downstairs, the matching shoes.

Are these clothes you would kill for? Or, do they leave you feeling jilted?More black & yellow in women's #fashion. #killbillAnd, downstairs, you can get your #killbill shoes. #fashion

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Questionable specs for the new Mac eTax software

The ATO has finally released their Mac eTax software, but the computer requirement seem a little strange.

I understand having one of the last 3 Mac OS X versions (10.6, 10.7 10.8) as a requirement. But the hardware requirements seem a little strange. Have you tried running any of these 3 OSs on a Pentium?

#MacOSX 10.8 on a Pentium? Not sure you could even get 10.6 to run on one #ATO

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Need an anti-virus solution? Try this new (no)power solution

Are you having problems finding an adequate anti-virus to protect the users you support?
Try this new (no)power solution. Removing the possibility of unintentional or intentional installation of malware or viruses. It reduces infection rate to zero. And is a green solution, reducing your power consumption.

(Warning: This may also decrease productivity of users.)

The great new #Noton Anti-Virus solution, protecting users from the unknown

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Caution! Portal floor cleaning in progress!

When warning signs go up to for floor cleaning, often they are just to make you aware of the dangers of slippery floors. Where as, this one for Portal floor cleaning warns not to step too close, or you might get sucked in.

Caution! Portal floor cleaning in progress!

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(Cardboard) Tank outside #QVB, #Sydney for the anniversary of #TiananmenSquare

A (Cardboard) Tank outside the Queen Victoria Building, Sydney for the anniversary of Tiananmen Square. See tank-8964-1

(Cardboard) Tank outside #QVB, #Sydney for the anniversary of #TiananmenSquare

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NZ Police look for alcohol and drugs in Wee Waa NSW at Daft Punk concert

Not only do New Zealand authorities appear to have stepped outside the law to pursue people like Kim Dotcom. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, NZ Police were patrolling the Daft Punk album launch concert in Wee Waa, NSW.

According to the exert below, NZ Police had instigated an operation to ‘deal with possible drug and alcohol related violence’. But, isn’t Wee Waa a wee bit out of their jurisdiction?

SMH DaftPunk album launch 2013-05-17 at 10.30.53 PM

What an international event. A French electronic music duo, with an album launch concert in NSW Australia, patrolled by NZ Police.

Edit:
It appears the New Zealand Police have also leant on people at Fairfax. The article now read ‘NSW Police’. So I have added a PDF of the article from before the edit: Daft Punk a no-show as album ‘launched’

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