Thursday, 10 July 2008
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
Topless sunbathers (women, obviously, it's not considered such a big deal when you can see manly nipples) may be judged a "public nuisance".
Let's work through this for a few seconds:
- By lying around quietly doing nothing particularly active and displaying non-genital flesh, women may be judged a "public nuisance" and told to cover up, and maybe get taken to jail.
- Response 1: Spoilsports!
- Response 2: Any member of the public who is nuisanced by this public display needs to be fined for prudery. Or something.
- Response 3: We are in what century?
- Response 4: Cairns, apart from being very hot, tends to collect European backpackers. Who tend to be quite hot in the other sense of the word. And have fewer inhibitions. Refer to point 2.
- Response 5: Anybody who creates a public nuisance as a result of this, through behaviour that is protesting or offensive, needs to be cleared from our streets and let the rest of us get on with life. But I'm pretty sure that's not what they're referring to by "public nuisance".
I really can't get over the "public nuisance" part of this. I am boggled in mind by how this rule may be applied, and really can't come up with any decent explanation of it. I'm pretty sure there are rules about "public nudity". But how...
I give up.
Link to Courier Mail article
I can not drag from a tab to create said bookmark, despite the fact that clearly tabs can be dragged somewhere.
This is logical how?
So I'm checking my news feeds quickly, and... Crash.
Damn, I had several tabs open and IE7 is so crude it doesn't have a crash restore facility.
Swear, open, try and retrace my steps.
The third time, I was ready and checked and... Yes, something on the Gizmodo Australia website causes a crash. Repeatably.
Well, fuck you very much.
The third time I even did something I never do and let Windows send off a crash report to Microsoft (hell, you trust them to pay much attention to those?)