The Null Device
Some heartening news in Australia: The Liberals' 20-point lead in polls lasted all of one week, with Labor now leading by a nose. Not that Labor are perfect, by any means, but at least they're not petty-minded reactionaries like the Lyons Forum mob currently running the country.
You scratch my back...: Will China demand US cooperation against Tibetan "terrorists" such as the Dalai Lama in return for helping the US capture Osama Bin Liner? these people believe they will.
I just heard that celebrated Melbourne poet, performer and raconteur Adrian Rawlins (i.e., the laughing guy in the top hat whose statue stands on Brunswick St.) passed away recently. (I only met him once, but he seemed like quite a character.)