words mean what I want them to understand

John McCain displays his rhetorical skills here in an extraordinary melange of contemporary poetics
And here is a video of a chimp learning to ride a Segway

and here is John McCain using a controversial adjective


As a youth, tragicaly addicted to the febrile notion that I could be cool if I wore the right clothes, listened to the right music, took the right drugs and said the right things I was always in search of a guide as to how I could acheive this attractive state of epic nonchalance. [...]

self promoter


“We found that people who are narcissistic use Facebook in a self-promoting way that can be identified by others,” said lead author Laura Buffardi, a doctoral student in psychology who co-authored the study with associate professor W. Keith Campbell.
The researchers, whose results appear in the October issue of the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, [...]


Whilst I have not succumbed to “i” phone temptations yet, the latest succubus on the horizon may be too much for a mere mortal such as myself.  Google’s “G” phone, will no doubt show us that there are more letters in the alphabet than Apple would like us to think, and, lets face it, the [...]

silicone losing its charm…

Readers of likeithateit understand the importance of quality media.   The likeithateit team find the “literature” spawned by the cult of the celebrity to be a reflection of our saddest, nastiest, most febrile natures and wished that we were better than that.  Perhaps we are. Latest circulation figures show a trend that suggests quality is making a fight [...]

hard man

If you had any doubt whatsoever, that Vladimir Putin was the hard man of World politics, read on…
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was feted by Russian media on Sunday for saving a television crew from an attack by a Siberian tiger in the wilds of the Far East. Putin, taking [...]


Since the first stirrings of political consciousness in my pubescent mind, the idea that I could be a useful member of society, has meant being informed. So it was, that I would read the Sydney Morning Herald, dutifully at first, and then as the years advanced, as a significant part of my life.  No day [...]

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