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Tuesday, January 24, 2012


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I have an awesome friend called Karrin.

Karrin is the proud mother (totally not adoptive) of an awesome cat called Nala.

The human race could learn a lot from Nala; she has a love for everything, no matter what it is.

Want proof? Here it is, straight from Karrin’s camera:

Such is Nala’s love for all things, she will hug a cactus to prove we must feel the same way about the world.

For the cactus’ future.

For OUR future.

I feel such an important figure in the rise of our morally superior feline overlords should be immortalised, and what better way to immortalise a cat then by captioning its photograph!

Here is one to slip in your wallet to remind you not to buy that piece of cow meat or environmentally destructive cactus scented shampoo:

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This one’s for those who need to be antagonised into doing hard things; I suggest hanging it in front of your treadmill or mounting it on your pushbike:

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There is a problem in immortalising a cat in such a way though:

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Introducing the Absolutely Fabulous ad of the week!

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The 1950s was a time of dull fashion, dull schooling, dull city planning* and dull politics. How did the population manage to muddle through their dull existence without the urge to throw their dull selves under a dull truck?

Luckily for the  people of the 1950s Fab washing detergent was there to make sure that their colours weren’t dull. However their ads ironically made for dull (and startlingly sexist) television.

[1952 Fab ad on YouTube below. Click play to play.]

Check out their (f)abs!

So even though your dull PM was making dull speeches about dull education in his dull suit in the dull capital city, you could still be happy your clothes were that little bit more radiant than those of the next person. Just grab Fab!

… but make sure that Fab is consenting.


*A lot of development of Canberra was completed or started in the 1950s.

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