Lunar eclipse over Leeton rice plant

You can just make the moon in the left-hand corner and the Leeton train station on the right. The rice plant and the resignation of the chief executive officer at a local rice company later in the day is an interesting coincidence.

When did 'diet' die?

Yoghurt always seems to be discounted at the supermarket, so I buy whatever is on special but recently my partner has told me not to buy anything with artificial colours and sweeteners -- which seems to be increasingly difficult.

Like this yoghurt I bought last week. The 'Reduced' sticker covered most of the front but the bit I read said there weren't artificial colours or sweeteners. Yet when I got home my partner pointed out these ingredients have numbers. I protested that the yoghurt didn't call itself diet so it should've been okay and it was pointed out to me that diet is a word that's disappearing from packaging.

When did 'diet' die? It was suggested to me that since studies show diets don't work for long-term changes in eating habits, products are being marketed without the word diet. There's this suggestion you'll eat less if you eat the product with a claim to have bugger all fat and you're supposed to conclude weight will be lost. Bizarre.

And the branding "For me no fat"? It leads me to think that Yoplait are channeling Yoda and hoping the Force will assist with the marketing of this product!


It's a clever name for a curry paste company, invoking both garnish and Ganesha.

Stand by me

My jellyfish jacket

Last Friday I predicted a new trend in fashion.

Tonight I thought I'd develop it.

The models are hotter at Best & Less

The models in this Best & Less catalogue could be printed in a lads magazine except they look like jailbait.

Hey, shouldn't camouflage make people invisible?

Slayer autographs

Found this autographed book of music for one of my favourite Slayer albums in a Melbourne op shop.

Perform Dogging

Wonder if the TAFE were aware dogging is a British euphemism for engaging in sexual acts in a public or semi-public place or watching others doing so.