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School Holiday Highlights (and lowlights)

School holidays are not a great time for serious research or brain re-booting. As a result Megoracle has little to offer in the way of in-depth context reportage (I like reportage more than reporting, seems more important, like personage as opposed to person. When I grow up I want to be a personage). What a friend of mine observed about these holidays as they draw to a close is that […]

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Catch Up On: NORTH KOREA

And the Biggest Cockhead of the decade award goes to: KIM JONG UN of North Korea. I’d put my money on the fact that this arsehole has a very small penis. If he wasn’t born into his position as leader of the last country under (what he claims to be) communist rule, I’d imagine he’d be the bitterly dysfunctional teen plotting massacres between wanks in his college dorm. He’s the […]

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Catch Up On: SYRIAN CIVIL WAR

It’s high time Megoracle cast its inquiry further afield and paid closer attention to the plight of Other People. Navel gazing has featured too readily, which can become a little tedious, especially given that navel gazing is not naval gazing – staring lustily at strapping young uniformed men in boats (which is what I thought until fairly recently) – but contemplating one’s tummy button. Incidentally, when I gaze at my […]

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My Gay Marriage

Marriage is on my mind today, so I thought it opportune to see what was happening with the same sex marriage thing. What’s the Latest?  Well yesterday, South Africa celebrated its first ever traditional gay Zulu wedding – a huge thing for a largely conservative population despite progressive post-apartheid reforms. Good one. [Is it tasteless of me and contrary to my support to point out that one of the groom’s […]

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Catch Up On: US GUN LAWS (By Request)

Unless you’ve had your head up an Ostrich’s arse (have I got that analogy a bit skew?), you will know that the US have some seriously cocked-up gun laws – i.e. having a gun readily available or even in your handbag is pretty normal for every Tom, Dick, Randy, Chuck and Harry. There are some truly heinous manifestations of these dickbrain laws, the most recent of which include: – Last week’s […]

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Catch Up On: DARFUR

I first took notice of Darfur when George Clooney wore a sexy tight t-shirt monogrammed with, “Not On My Watch”, which on further investigation turned out to be the project he founded with other hotties such as Brad Pitt and Matt Damon to, “focus global attention and resources towards putting an end to mass atrocities around the world”. Swoon.  At that stage their focus was on Darfur and the “unimaginable […]

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Catch Up On: 2013 Headliners

So I’ve engaged in a fair bit of naval gazing lately and I’ve realised its very easy to get fixated on all the lint in there. I really need to have a good look at what’s going on Elsewhere. The stories of now, 2013 (crikey that crept op on us didn’t it). So on with it, quick smart, in brief, what’s going on in the world, ready set go… What […]

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Brush Up On: ISLAM

Realised during Sydney’s Muslim riots that I actually don’t know very much about Islam – and I should because the religion is so central to much of our news, not to mention the (according to the 2011 census), 476,300 Australians who identify as Muslim. To be honest, it wasn’t that long ago that I learnt that Islam is the religion whilst Muslims are its adherents. I just kind of thought […]

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Catch Up On: JULIAN ASSANGE and WIKILEAKS

I keep hearing about how Julian Assange is holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, which leads to visions of him sleeping under a diplomat’s desk* and living on tea and milk coffee biscuits (what’s the deal with those? – they are the beige of the biscuit world, give me a Kingston any day or at least a Nice so I can lick the sugar off). Come to think of it, […]

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