Nerdy Bits

In which I try to enlarge my brain

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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Take a Stance on: SUPERMARKET BRAND PRODUCTS

Grocery shopping is a bugger even at the best of times (which is when the children aren’t with you, the trolley doesn’t wobble, you’ve remembered your list and your eco bags and raspberries are on special). But when you add a minor crisis of conscience at almost every step of the way, it becomes a TOTAL PAIN. We are faced with increasing numbers of ‘own brand’ (private supermarket branded) products, […]

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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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Brush Up On: TALKING WEATHER WITH SURFERS

I am in regular contact with surfers. No I am not a surfer. Dude. I just live at the gateway to a bit of a surf break. One day recently when I was walking the dog along the beach, I was told by a pretty surfie chick in skinny jeans and ugg boots that our beach break (known to locals as Eagle’s Reef or North Marion) is FULLY SICK. That […]

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Look Back On: WORLD WAR ONE

I used to know the ins and outs of the first world war, because Mrs Sullivan, my school history teacher told me all about it and had me write an essay about it. Now, while I still can associate stuff like Gallipoli and the Western Front and the trenches with WW1, I have forgotten all the important details, which makes me a bit of a wally during the minutes of […]

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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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