If there’s one aspect of the identity of the mysterious Professor Bunyip about which we can be completely confident, it’s the fact that he really is a parent of teenage children. Only another fellow sufferer could have written this:
The real surprise about teenagers isn’t that so many of them take their own lives, it’s that they survive long enough to do so, given how annoying they can be.
The rest of the Prof’s post (which is about a dodgy youth suicide survey) is also worth reading.
Otherwise it’s a fairly uneventful day in the ozplogosphere. Apart from boring people to death with didactic rants about global warming, I’ve got nothing to say. I’ve been musing about a death penalty rant, but what is there to say apart from the obvious observation that John Howard is a cynical politician who’d do anything, however toxic and unprincipled, to confound and “wedge” the ALP and stay in government? Is the Pope a stupid, senile old Catholic who’s dragged the Church back 50 years?