Abdullah the cat …

Well, it’s true, Peppa Pig never inspired anyone to become a doctor.

The Muslim Council of Great Britain … “The majority of mainstream Muslims would not find Peppa Pig offensive, and anecdotally we know of many Muslim children who watch the show for its entertainment value. Those who do have issues with this can simply refrain from watching the show and purchasing Peppa Pig memorabilia”.

Just how culturally insensitive is the ABC to peddle this stuff.

You can make sense of all this <HERE>.

Less clear than I thought …

As the world stood on the very brink of thinking less of President Putin …

President Obama made clear that Russia’s continued violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity would negatively impact Russia’s standing in the international community.

… one certainty in my firmament was when I should use less and when I should use fewer. As a rule less beer and fewer cigarettes …

but all is not so clear. Find out why <HERE>.

Ballarat sucks …

Ballarat has chosen to invite Australia’s top bloggers to publicise Ballarat in Bloom. Cheap advertising.

For instance …

Chauffeured in to the main part of town toenjoy (sic) a pre opening look and private tour of the Capturing Flora – 300 years of Australian Botanical Art exhibition at the grand Ballarat Art Gallery was a treat, especially travelling in a 1937 Studebaker. <dillonpete>
I mean the guy can’t even check his writing before he posts.
They didn’t invite me.

Don’t go to Ballarat.

Caution, R plater …

This might seem familiar to one or two people who know me …

Even more important than being drunk, however, is having the right car. You have to get a car that handles really well. This is extremely important, and there’s a lot of debate on this subject – about what kind of car handles best. Some say a front-engined car; some say a rear-engined car. I say a rented car. Nothing handles better than a rented car. You can go faster, turn corners sharper, and put the transmission into reverse while going forward at a higher rate of speed in a rented car than in any other kind. You can also park without looking, and can use the trunk as an ice chest. Another thing about a rented car is that it’s an all-terrain vehicle. Mud, snow, water, woods – you can take a rented car anywhere. True, you can’t always get it back – but that’s not your problem, is it?

Update

My dearly beloved asked if the author (P. J. O’Rourke, 1978) had travelled with me.