Thursday, December 14, 2017

Lili's question for the day


Will one of the men in my latest list be involved in the next sexual harassment accusation scandal to hit the headlines? 


Monday, December 04, 2017

Lili's redirection for the day


I have a new list in the works, and when I publish it I plan to post it at my political blog Blond Ambition, for a number of reasons. 

Firstly, my next list is negative in tone, and I don't want to confuse readers by mixing up a negative list with my long-standing and popular lists that focus of matters that are generally positive.

Secondly, the topic of my next list does not sit well with the title of my main blog "Incorrect Pleasures". When I publish it you will see what I mean. 

Thirdly, I figure my new list of famous people should fit well enough into a political blog, because it is full of politicians (distasteful, I know) and as they used to say in the 1970s, the personal is political. 


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Lili's amusement of the day


The "Wisdom of the Crowd" indeed! How ironic!

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/tens-wisdom-of-the-crowd-axed-by-cbs-following-allegations-against-jeremy-piven-20171130-gzvwjt.html

Lili's wish for the day


Sad to see that the respected Australian actor Geoffrey Rush, who is one of the interesting people in my famous synaesthetes list and was also recently an Australian of the Year is the subject of allegations of “inappropriate behaviour", a part of an international wave of disclosures of allegations of sexual misconduct among high-profile media identities. At present it appears that the person making the allegations and full details of the alleged behaviour are not publicly known, but two male actors who have thrown their support behind the allegations have been named. Rush has issued a denial. I hope there is nothing behind this accusation, but, like a waxwork figure in a bushfire, the situation is looking uglier by the minute. 

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/geoffrey-rush-accusal-actors-support-woman-who-complained-of-touching/news-story/44b08726f56de1b695d50f90fe55ff5b

http://thenewdaily.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/2017/11/30/geoffrey-rush-allegations-inappropriate-behaviour/

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Lili's dismissal of the day


So Mr Burke, past host and founder of the defunct but once highly popular Australian gardening TV show Burke's Backyard, it seems clear that you have been a workplace bully and sex pest for ages, and you claim this is because you're "an Asperger's person"? While I no longer think there's much validity or science behind the labels "autism" and "Asperger syndrome", I do know that workplace bullying and sexual misconduct have never been regarded as features of the conditions, in fact, regardless of level of intelligence, people with these labels are lucky to get anywhere near having a job, let alone being the boss who has the power to get away with such unethical or criminal behaviour.

Your unconvincing excuse gets you nowhere, especially in light of the fact that you've been busy denying as well as excusing yourself. You can't offer an excuse for behaviour that you haven't even owned up to!

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/morning-shows/don-burkes-aspergers-excuse-what-kind-of-human-sinks-this-low/news-story/4fd3530a26741e574a01bea661c271c8


If you have the chance to watch the ABC news interview with Katharine Annear, the chairperson of Autistic Advocacy Australia and New Zealand about Don Burke's recent claims, it is well worth a look. 



Sunday, November 26, 2017

Lili's bewilderment of the day


So amusing when these celebrity sex pests vehemently deny all of the allegations, even when there's a clear pattern of offending among many accounts from numerous victims who share characteristics such as gender, body area groped and their age when the events happened. Who do they think they are kidding? 


Friday, November 24, 2017

Lili's tip for the day



Lili's making a list, she's checking it twice, gunna find out who's naughty or nice…

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Questions, questions....


We can't even trust Pub Peer?

If universities do what they are supposed to do (allow only real scholarship), then how do we get quackademics?

Are South African white farmers being murdered in racially-targeted attacks?
https://airbagsafetyinaustralia.wordpress.com/

Could it possibly be true that in 2017 Parliament House in Canberra needs to be modified to accommodate a new MP who uses a wheelchair?

Is wind turbine syndrome a communicated disease?
http://www.gleebooks.com.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=291835

Monday, October 09, 2017

Lili's disappointment for the day


I'm disappointed but not surprised to see that Derek Amato has been featured in a TV doco series that has just started on SBS, The world's most extraordinary people, which is apparently hosted by a real doctor, English surgeon Gabriel Weston, who is also a writer and BBC Two host. A doctor and two reputable TV channels look like fools.
http://www.sbs.com.au/guide/article/2017/09/27/meet-people-who-are-unlike-anyone-else-world

http://www.sbs.com.au/guide/channel/SBS#/program/16212839

Amato is one of an unending collection of supposed "acquired savants" in the fashion of the questionable Daniel Tammet (formerly Daniel Corney). In my ebook about Tammet you can find chapters about many interesting people who have, or who claim to have, extraordinary abilities or talents. Some of those people are genuinely astounding in their achievements, while there's ample evidence that many others have made up stories and taken scientists, publishers and journalists for a ride. Derek Amato one of the world's most extraordinary people? I think not.





Thursday, August 24, 2017

Lili's disappointed but not surprised thoughts for the day


So the shoppies union, the same union which chose to be on the wrong side of history after the ALP split in the 1950s, is in bed with Australia's largest employers, and an Aussie insurance company rips off punters. Golly gee, who would have thought?

http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/australias-biggest-union-attacks-reprehensible-shoppies-wage-deals-20170804-gxpo93.html

http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/the-man-who-exposed-the-coles-wages-scandal-in-his-spare-time-20160602-gp9zb7.html

https://www.choice.com.au/money/insurance/car/articles/sale-needless-insurance-16m-in-qbe-refunds-020817

Lili's told-you-so moment of the day


Psychopath CEOs maybe not such a great idea after all?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-23/commonwealth-bank-faces-shareholder-class-action/8833860

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-14/commonwealth-bank-ceo-ian-narev-to-retire-by-july/8803302

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2016/03/07/4417757.htm


Monday, July 24, 2017

Lili's pointed question of the day


Cars fitted with potentially-fatally defective airbags have been on the market in Australia since the turn of the century, and what have motor vehicle manufacturers, governments, car dealers, police, car insurance companies and car owners been doing to resolve this problem? SFA I'd say. Insurance companies do more investigations of vehicle accidents than the police. They must have been aware of a pattern of faulty airbags. How long have they been sitting on this information?

http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/toyota-mazda-bmw-lexus-subaru-takata-airbag-recall-fix-potentially-lethal/news-story/79de2db220c58c3c23708644d9f8a89e