Monday by the Magazine Rack



Good afternoon and welcome to “the rack”. Feel free to select a magazine of your choice.

Firstly, congratulations to all who entered yesterday’s Philosophy Quiz.

While all the entries were, well, interesting, as with all competitions, there can only be one winner, so I think on this occasion the prize goes to Handyrab!!

Congratulations Handyrab (applause), please email your postal address to and you will receive the rare and highly sought after distinguished and delectable “The Stars Of Country” prize CD!! (Still unused and sealed in its cellophane wrapper!!).

So anyway, this is our beginning of the working week thread, where we get to talk about anything, so giddyup!

And a reminder that if anyone wants to post a topic for discussion all you have to do is email us ….

Faster pussycat…!!

Monday by the Magazine Rack



Good afternoon and welcome to our beginning of the working week idle chit chat thread.

We’re all doomed.

I’ve summarily reached this conclusion after following recent news stories. North Korea is hellbent on flexing its nuclear muscle, Kevin Rudd is about to spend billions on defence (which makes me wonder whether he knows something we don’t – like an imminent world war), we’re all going broke in record numbers due to the financial crisis, collapse of the economy and escalating unemployment.

Furthermore, global poverty is expected to increase dramatically as a direct consequence of the GFC. Desperate people resort to desperate measures. Perhaps we may see increasing violence locally and globally. Today I was sickened to read about a father who attempted to rape and murder his own 2 year old son. The boy is in critical condition in hospital. What sort of society have we created that drives people to commit such horrific acts?

Meanwhile, as the world teeters on the blink of oblivion, scientists have come up with a very useful invention – a robot penguin. Just what we need right now. Makes me wonder how we ever got by without them really.

Oh, and I would like to personally thank Kevin for sending me my $900. Although it will be going straight into the mortgage along with 70% of all the other recipients of the dosh.