Brainwork

In which I swot up on things I should already know

Brush Up On: ABORIGINAL CULTURE

(Take a seat and have a coffee with this one – or maybe read it in installments – because some bees got in my bonnet – a lot of stingy ones because I got a bit swollen with the issue. Sorry in advance.) If I’m underqualified to write anything current-affairsy (i.e. most of this blog) then I am horribly underqualified to write anything at all to do with Aboriginal affairs. So don’t, […]

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By Request: SUPERHEROES

So it was probably remiss of me to report that Spiderman was ranked third in IGN’s 2011 list of the top 100 comic book heroes without naming the top two, or for that matter, for not revealing how IGN came to their conclusions or indeed who the boody hell IGN are anyway. Well… IGN (Imagine Games Network) is a news and reviews website that focuses on video games, music, film and […]

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Things I Learnt Today

So today was a shambles. In light of the horrific famine in Somalia and the tragic house fire in Queensland, I do hate to complain, but I am thinking I can reflect on the day, learn something from it and then not be too cross with my bogan children tomorrow. So firstly here is a precis of the day: Wake at 6:05 (too fucking early for this non-morning person) to […]

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Quick Q&A – Get Brainy in a Flash!

WHAT IS JIHAD? The “Greater Jihad” is the struggle to be a better person and a better Muslim to please Allah and to achieve an harmonious society. The “lesser Jihad” is Holy War when the faith is threatened. Jihad forms the basis of Al Qaeda ideology. WHO ARE THE TALIBAN? “Students of Islamic Knowledge Movement”. They ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001 when they were ousted by the US military […]

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