Saturday, May 22, 2010

This week's compendium

Here’s this week’s compendium. This week…

1. talking about the Australian F1 Grand Prix, this article says it’s ‘surrounded by…the ocean’ [1]. It’s a lake, stupid. Stick to selling Cheap Used Cars.

2. Concord Massachusetts, where Walden Pond is, became the first US town/city to ban bottled water sales [2a]. Last September Bundanoon in NSW became the first town in the world to do it [2b].

3. the newly crowned Miss America – 24-year-old Arab American Rima Fakih, a Lebanese immigrant – was shown to have strong family links to Hezbollah [3a, 3b]. A Hezbollah official commented ‘The criteria through which we evaluate women are different from those of the west [3c]’. Yessir.

4. in the NSW parliament, a private member’s bill to ban the burqa on grounds of security and women’s rights, was voted down [4a]. That’s not stopping France, though [4b].

5. the Get-Fit Guy told us what to eat before, during and after exercise [5]. It’s practical and thus useful advice.

6. aiming for everyone to borrow or lend everything [6a], along came [6b]. It extends the concept of which I wrote about last week [6c].

7. darling Emily alerted me to this wonderful blog site mapping feral fruit trees in Melbourne [7]. She said the site made her think of me. Why so, I wonder.

8. Sweetheart Vivienne spent the week at Varuna, the Writers’ House, in the Blue Mountains [8a]. I hope she did justice to the god Varuna [8b].

Finally, I wish you, dear Farmdoc’s Blog readers, a wonderful week.

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