I would like to think this is a hoax but I guess it’s not:
“FakeYourSpace.com – a companion service for MySpace, Friendster and Facebook – will from March 1 allow customers to buy attractive “friends” for displaying on their profile pages.” Age

Depressing reading:
‘Tourism is already out of control, and unless the Cambodian government takes some pretty radical action to rein it in now much of Angkor’s magic and heritage could be lost forever.’ Guardian

“In failing in its duty to David Hicks, the Government has failed all Australians and shaken the foundations of Australian law. Ultimately, the Hicks case is not just about Hicks, it is about the rule of law. If the Government can recklessly abandon the law in the case of one Australian, it can much more easily abandon the law and its duty to other Australians.” Abandoning principle of law endangers us all
Someone asked why I’d still vote in Australian elections when I haven’t lived there in so long. I guess it had never occurred to me that I wouldn’t have an interest in Australian politics. Even though I’ve left, I’ll probably return some day. And as I said, somewhat rantily, “I hate Howard with a passion, and I hate what he’s done to Australia and I want him out so the country has some chance of claiming back ‘mateship’ and ‘a fair go’ and everything else he’s co-opted into his slimy xenophobic misogynistic homo-panicked puniverse.
And on a personal level I want a leader who doesn’t hate gay people.”

From one extreme to another – on Wednesday I went to WANC, ate delicious vegan food, caught up with some friends and learnt how to flirt in Greek, and last night I got all dressed up and went to the Royal Albert Hall for the opening night of Madame Butterfly. It looked like there were seats available up in the gods, so go see it if you can.

Is it just me or is your eye drawn to something that’s not her hair in the photo of Britney captioned ‘Britney’s famous blonde locks’ in this BBC article?
And FFS, it’s just hair. Break up, cut hair – everyone’s done it. Maybe not to that extent, but it’s just a chick thing. And yes, I’ve done it, though it took me a while to get to buzzcut.

I went to see Kylie at the V&A today. It’s hard to believe they’ve devoted a whole exhibition to her, but it was actually surprisingly interesting to see the costumes. The early ones were a strange nostalgia trip and the later ones made me want to camp it up as a showgirl in a shiny outfit with a corset.
Update: after thinking about it more – I guess I expect to learn or have my thinking challenged in an exhibition, and I’m not sure that happened. So I hate to say it but overall it was more a display of pretty clothes than an exhibition.