Saturday, April 2, 2011

This week's compendium

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

1. a lower Grand Prix attendance confirmed the event’s moribund [1a]. But the evidence doesn’t faze its apologists [1b].

2. SecondBite [2a] collected 1½ tonnes of leftover Atlantic salmon from the Grand Prix and distributed it to the needy/hungry [2b]. It must be the GP’s only benefit.

3. the CEO of Tasmanian electricity supplier Aurora Energy, defended prices rises [3]. His bonus size’s probably linked to the electricity price.

4. the American Academy of Pediatrics published a Policy Statement on Child Passenger Safety [4a]. Every parent of a child younger than 13 should read at least its summary [4b].

5. Qantas staff objected to John Travolta starring in a new pre-flight instructional video [5]. I don’t blame them. That’s not a job for a celebrity.

6. Grammar Girl wrote a piece on writing ‘e-mail’ versus ‘email’ [6]. She concludes it’s a style choice, but the trend’s to the latter.

7. following last Monday’s post [7a], I read this terrific article about various potato growing methods [7b]. Hmmmm. Food for thought.

8. I found out that only the most beautiful girls get to have an airline named after them [8]. Go IndiGo!

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