Thursday, November 30, 2017

Lili's amusement of the day

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

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.

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!

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?

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?