Word Of The Moment #2

My favourite word at the moment is: EPICARICACY Pronunciation /ˌɛpɪˈkærɪkəsi/ Epicaricacy (rare) Rejoicing at or deriving pleasure from the misfortunes of others. Synonyms schadenfreude Etymology From Ancient Greek ἐπί (epí, “upon”) + χαρά (khará, “joy”) + κακός (kakós, “evil”). Usage notes The word is mentioned in some early dictionaries, but there is little or no evidence of actual usage until it was picked up by various “interesting word” websites around the turn of the twenty-first century.   A new-found word, thanks to the good folk at Crikey (the only news service I pay good money for), from whom I learned … Continue reading Word Of The Moment #2

MH17 Shot DOWN over UKRAINE is MISSING MALAYSIAN Flight 370

Well, take it or leave it – at your leisure or peril. This video is not the ‘greatest’ in terms of spelling and grammar, but the central message is in there. I don’t *necessarily* subscribe to this theory, but it is as good a theory as any, and there is much in the way of history and logic that points toward something VERY dodgy happening with these two ‘mysteries’ of the air. Statistics alone dictate that the chances of a catastrophic ‘failure’ of the same model aeroplane, operated by the same airline, within just a few short months of each … Continue reading MH17 Shot DOWN over UKRAINE is MISSING MALAYSIAN Flight 370

Look Over There! No, Not There; Over There!!

Distraction. The only thing our fantastical and terrible Federal government is good at. Distraction. Here’s a little 3-dot-point list of (some of) the failures of this government, and the actions employed (by design or by pure luck) to distract from them. 1. Promises made in campaign-mode – Broken (too many to put a number on). A plane disappears (MH370).  “Look over there!  Look, I will find that plane.  Look, the world has made me the king of plane-finding.“ Operational result: FAIL Distraction result: 100% 2. A Federal budget so horrible, that it remains un-passed even as we draw closer to … Continue reading Look Over There! No, Not There; Over There!!