Welcome to the October 10, 2007 edition of carnival of australia.
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Theodore Pappas presents Diana & the Celebrity Culture We Enjoy posted at Britannica Blog, saying, “Prominent Australian scholar Graeme Turner (University of Queensland) uses the hook of the recent 10-year anniversary of the death of Princess Di to discuss our cultural obsession with celebrities and what this obsession really means. Fascinating.”
Monika Mundell presents Tutorial – Group Writing Project posted at TheWritersManifestoBlog, saying, “This particular entry is a competition that runs until the 20th of this month. Prize money is up for grabs by other bloggers for writing a tutorial.”
Cellobella presents Ugg Boot Miracle posted at SultanaBlog, saying, “Can there be anything more Australian than the humble ugg boot? But what happens if your ugg boot splits? Are you destined to live forever with cold tootsies – or could a simple and cheap solution be lurking in your underwear drawer…”
Craig Harper presents The Power of an Idea. posted at Renovate your life with Craig, saying, “”Who we are, how we are and what our life becomes, is not pre-determined; it’s a choice.” Fate, schmate. Destiny, schmestiny. Both the refuge of the weak.”
Suzie Cheel presents Motivational Sayings: Take Your Passion… posted at The Abundance Highway, saying, “The quote “Take your passion and make it happen”, is from the song “What a feeling”, sung Irena Cara in the movie Flashdance. Come visit and dance.”
swollenpickles presents Meg White sex tape fake yet still “news” posted at Swollen Pickles, saying, “Well here’s some sloppy reporting from the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH), with the SMH website reporting that Meg White, “drummer” of the White Stripes, was the ’star’ of the latest celebrity sex video doing the rounds. As of writing this, the SMH “Meg White sex video claim” story is the second most viewed story on the SMH website. The story was first published on the SMH site at 12.30pm on the 26 September. The article signs off with: “Representatives for the band are yet to confirm or deny the video is genuine.” I have to say, it’s an attention grabbing story, I guess the only problem is that it’s not all that accurate.”
Hugh Manatee presents Newsworthiness – Beyonce, racism, or World War? posted at typing is not activism…., saying, “What’s a bit of harsh racial hatred from a warmongering ally anyway? I’m more worried about Beyonce cancelling her tour and Kevin cashing out his credibility.”
Carole Fogarty presents Emotional care with Australian bush flower essences: posted at THE HEALTHY LIVING LOUNGE, saying, “Australian bush flower essences are a wonderful addition to your first aid tool box.”
Megan Bayliss presents Save the Children: The difference between sympathy and empathy. posted at Imaginif…, saying, “Are Aussies empathetic or sympathetic to the plight of those around us (I am down right shocked by the state in Burma!)? Before you read the difference between sympathy and empathy, have a think about what your definition of each is.”
Helping a mate
Sue presents Dystonia support group posted at Spasmodic Dysphonia, saying, “Do you live in Far North Queensland? Do you suffer from the many forms of Dystonia? We have started a support group and are active in educating the medical professionals and wider community about this dreadful disease.”
Andrew Boyd presents Boobiethon: Topless bloggers for a good cause posted at Facibus On Blogging, saying, “Boobiethon sees women (and men) exposing their breasts for a good cause – breast cancer support and research.”
DigitalBurn presents How to convert vinyl LPs to CD (WAV or MP3) posted at Electronic Music Production | DigitalBurn.org, saying, “If you’ve got a stack of vinyl LP’s lying around and have been putting off transferring them to CD because you believe that it’s either too hard, or too expensive, then it’s time to think again!”
Des Walsh presents blogoz – Australian Blogging Conference Roundup posted at deswalsh.com, saying, “One week on from the Australian Blogging Conference held in Brisbane on Sept 28, Des Walsh, one of the discussion leaders provides a roundup of blog posts about the conference.”
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