Saturday, September 11, 2010

This week's compendium

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

1. our old friend the offensive misogynistic has-been ex-footballer [1a, 1b] was in the news again [1c]. As was a current footballer [1d] and swimmer [1e]. What is it with these sportspeople? (Don’t answer that – it’s a rhetorical question.)

2. an Aussie consumer advocate called for a host of green-car incentives [2]. Don’t hold your breath, mate.

3. treehugger.com wrote of the Eco Urinal which saves water by using handwash water to flush the urine [3]. Clever, eh.

4. demonstrators threw shoes and eggs during Tony Blair’s book signing in Dublin [4]. Have these people no respect for free speech? (Don’t answer that – it’s a rhetorical question.)

5. National Seniors Australia revealed that 56% of Australians aged 65+ have never used the internet [5]. It adds that internet use would improve their mental health.

6. a small study foiund that metformin, a medication heretofore used in type 2 diabetes, helps prevent cancers including lung, colon, prostate and breast [6]. Then people live longer and get Alzheimer’s.

7. Google launched ‘Google Instant’ – a faster way of searching [7a, 7b]. You must be signed into a Google Account to use it.

8. salon.com published a long piece arguing in favour of hyperlinks and against ‘delinkification’ [8]. What the hell. Don’t like links, then don’t click on them.

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

2 comments:

farmdoc said...

I'm not the only one who's fed up to the back teeth with sports dopes. This article in yesterday's Age echoes my sentiments precisely [1].

Chrows25 aka Leather Woman said...

I have a friend with a very small bathroom and he has a regular toilet, that has a small handwashing basin on top of the tank which drains into the tank to flush.
Sel and I don;t have any of these but we do not flush overnight as neither of us find it offensive and like saving water.