A 6-post collection

Thursday, Day 0, Last Scam So Far

Plague News: One new case, an import. Total cases at fourteen and thirteen are in hospital.

Today, I cover the robot of "justice": Crime Bot. Anyone who's answered an unfamiliar number in recent days will be familiar with this nonsense. Not a lot of amusement to be had in getting it. Though there is their pitiful attempt to sound like an authority.

Today, also, we're getting the last step in the bathroom fix. A false pillar to disguise the downpipe from the sink. I have mentioned multiple times that I would like it waterproof so it doesn't rot like the old vanity. I trust the tradie knows what he's doing... this time.

The people who built my house were a bunch of cowboys, apparently.

In the news:

  • Victorians suffering under their fourth lockdown
  • ScoMo's giving out 1.5K to some people. Likely the people who need it least
  • Pentagon's unleashing some stuff they know about UFOs
  • 17YO beats Usain Bolt's fastest time and OF FUCKING COURSE the white journo chronicling this calls a POC a "specimen". Yay. Gold fucking star on that racial sensitivity fail
  • Aldi unleashes a new cheese
  • New plan for the power station that blew up - turn it into a battery!
  • Public transit costs are going up because plague
  • House prices are beyond the reach of many
  • Muppet's personal blog "social media platform" has gone private
  • TikTok dad has some fab Devon recipes
  • Costco Melbourne is yet another plague vector
  • Male hotel guest battered a receptionist to death for (drumroll) smiling at him. Dude needs some serious psychological help

Onwards to the rest of my nonsense.

Thursday, Day 0, Scams Awareness

One new case, an import. Sixteen active cases and fourteen of them are in hospital. It's more or less holding steady.

I've only got today's scam and next week's to share. After that, it will be whatever crosses my path. I'm a cynical old B so it's going to be a hard time even getting me to look at the hook.

I have a busy weekend happening for me. Beloved is making noises like we will be programming together... also MeMum needs

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Thursday, Day 0, Scam-awareness Day

Three new cases, all imports. Eighteen total, with fourteen in hospital. Given the way the numbers have been going, I'm betting that's four people in recovery in the quarantine hotels.

Today's scam article will be about one that nearly got me. Stay tuned for that.

Otherwise, I have a smol's birthday to ponder and she's at that late stage of childhood where she refuses to enjoy anything that's "too childish". We may let her decree what's happening for her special day.


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Testing the media: Weighed and found wanting

I’ve told my spawn about the Bechdel Test, and come up with a comparative test of my own.

And let me tell you, it’s a hard test for most movies to pass.

I’m calling it the “Brown Test” lest egomania strike me down and I name it after myself. Who the hell would want to pass the ‘Nutter Test? But I digress.

The Bechdel Test goes thusly:

1) Does the movie/show contain

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