Saturday, September 4, 2010

This week's compendium

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

1. Queensland independent MP Bob Katter dismissed as ‘lightweight’ the positions held by esteemed climate change experts Sir Nicholas Stern and Ross Garnaut [1a]. Even allowing for possible left-wing bias, this account of the man who’s pivotal in determining our next government, is frightening [1b].

2. this koala (N.B. koalas aren’t bears) was lucky [2a]. Cedric the Tasmanian Devil was less lucky [2b]. Both animals’ plights were man made. Ho hum.

3. The Public Speaker began a 3-part series on How to Be a Great Guest Speaker’ [3]. Good stuff.

4. reported that China uses 45 billion disposable chopstick pairs annually, i.e. 130 million a day. This needs 100 acres of forest each day. So China’s government’s pressing for increased use of disposable chopsticks. [4] Ho hum.

5. Nutrition Diva explained ‘How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs’ [5]. I’m more interested in how to make perfect soft-boiled ones.

6. someone called Paris Hilton was arrested in Las Vegas on charges of cocaine possession [6]. She’s a serial arrestee who in 2007 was jailed for a drink driving matter. Hopefully (but unlikely) she’ll get another jail term. If so, someone should lose the key. She’s a spoiled brat. The media should ignore her narcissistic antics.

7. darling San Francisco daughter [DSFD] sent a link to this hilarious YouTube clip (which needs a Google or YouTube account to view) [7]. As DSFD wrote, ‘hay hay hay!’

8. darling Artist as Family enjoyed more wonderful media coverage for the Food Forest [8]. Well deserved, AaF.

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


daylesford organics said...

Wishing you a wonderful week too Farmdoc. X
PS. My dashboard is FULL of your updates. Hooray!!
PPS We got 40mm. How about you?

Valula Hedgehog said...

Very much enjoying this blog. Thanks for all the updates.

Ditto the P Hilton sentiment.

And, am shocked by the China stats and future approach but maybe that is simply naivety on my part!

Emma :-)

Chrows25 aka Leather Woman said...

Loved the story of the koala; and yes sad about the Tasmanian Devil, I only learned recently about this problem they have.
I was thinking that these disposable chop sticks should be bundled up and sold to N. Americans for kindling.
Oh No soft boiled eggs, you're as bad as beloved Sel who likes runny yolks. I can barely watch!!!

farmdoc said...

Thanks to you three commenters:
1. Daylesford Organics: We got 45mm rain. It rained steadily for 24 hours. Nothing torrential. No flood damage. But one huge wattle fell - over a track and thus, luckily, not our road.
2. Valula hedgehog: I'm thrilled at least one other person in the world shares my view of PH. I feared I was the only one.
3. Chrows 25: Devil Facial Tumour Disease is a disaster. Unless a cure's found, Devils will be extinct in a decade or two.