Tags: public discourse

12 Feb 2007, Comments Off on World domination one step closer

World domination one step closer

Author: Helen

A belated public announcement: the Balcony is now publishing selected rants over at Tim Dunlop’s Road to Surfdom.

Here on the Balcony we’re very excited, because RTS was one of the first, if not the first, blogs I ever read. I stumbled on Tim’s blog from Margo Kingston’s Webdiary, which was a really interesting read. Kind of like a blog, only not. From there I discovered people like Gianna of She Sells Sanctuary, who’s also writing for Road to Surfdom now, Virulent Memes (which was dead, but now is alive again) and What’s New Pussycat, and from there on to the US blogs. That was it. I was hooked.

As a wise man said, I was doomed to spend the rest of what I am pleased to call my life in squalor, typing furiously or scrolling and cackling while the kids drink the bong water.

As if to prove the point that the Balcony’s tentacles* are reaching ever further into the public discourse, Tim just emailed to point out that Tony Abbott has revised his favourite statistic** – 100,000 abortions a year – down to 75,000. (I still think it’s inflated.)

Cue maniacal evil overlord laughter.

*Whaddya mean, mixed metaphor?
**Get out of here with that Post hoc Propter hoc rubbish. He caved, I tellya, caved.

Cross posted, with some of the rubbish cut out, at Road to Surfdom.