Australian politician’s advice on virginity not a votewinner

We’ve previously looked at virginity a couple of times (here and here) at Notes, particularly the way in which virginity can become overvalued within a culture, and how that overvaluation is often associated with Continue reading

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More Ad Outrage: Prowling Cougars Under Attack

We’ve looked at a number of ad campaigns here at The Notes.

In the modern cultural environment, where advertising images and viral campaigns are ubiquitous Continue reading

Need Free Publicity? Just ask the BBC…

The BBC has always made a great deal out of being an independent organisation, free from commercial interests.

So why is it they are parroting a veracity-challenged press release from a publicity hungry outfit like BeautifulPeople.com?

BeautifulPeople claim to have culled 5,000 members who have overindulged this christmas and have added too much weight to still be considered eligible for membership. At $25 a month for membership, this would mean the website has just voluntarily wiped $125,000 of monthly revenue off their (pert) bottom line, or an annual shortfall of Continue reading

Love Dance of the Jumping Spider

In a personal David Attenborough moment, I have just watched a jumping spider stalk, catch and kill a fly on the inside of the window next to my desk. Unlike most spiders, jumping spiders apparently have excellent Continue reading

The extreme dangers of social networking

Here’s what happened when a guy got grassed up by his sister for having beer in his room. The guy got grounded for three months. What does he do? Searches his sister’s room, finds some incriminating evidence in her diary, scans it, then releases it to their social circle (and the world) via Facebook.

This is either going to wreck her social life completely or make her very, very Continue reading

Man loves dog just a little too much

The thing about bestiality stories is that we can laugh at the sexual deviances of others while not having to worry too much about the well-being of their victims. Cruel, I know, but that’s the unfortunate truth.

Last week, it was reported that a Welshman, Thomas Robert Edwards, 20, was convicted of attempting to have sex with a Rottweiler. Thomas, one might surmise, is not the brightest Continue reading

Tiger’s not a role model for morality, he’s a sportsman

So, the First Church of Tiger Woods been disbanded and the sole pastor will be letting the web domain TigerWoodsisGod.com lapse. Telling us why, Pastor John Ziegler writes that:

The events of the past few days have revealed Tiger to be a serial adulterer, a blatant liar, and a selfish coward. While I am sure I will Continue reading