Missing Link Daily

A digest of the best of the blogosphere published each weekday and compiled by Ken Parish, gilmae, Gummo Trotsky, Amanda Rose, Tim Sterne, Stephen Hill and Saint.



Jacques Chester has scathing words for the Government’s mealy mouthed excuses for formalising unpopular but accepted practice in the workplace.

The book is open on Brendan’s demise. If it walks like a lame duck, talks like a lame duck – well, you know the rest.

Jeremy is bemused by pro-China protests.

Who’s who in Victorian politics these days? The Editor is confused.

Andrew Elder is the latest to wallow in the despair that is the Liberal Party’s immediate prospects. ((It’s almost like if I turn on the radio all I’ll hear is “Don’t Speak” and “Truly Madly Deeply”.~gilmae))


Derek Barry tracks the progress of Maoism in Nepal.

Some Opinions You Should Have:

Image via Currency Lad.

mud is an external organ

washing line (up)

colour co-ordinated


Issues analysis

Tim Dunlop looks at the threat of terrorism – a handy justification for any idiocy.


At Bioephemera we have an interesting piece about the attempt by researchers to piece together an image of the facial image of Leonardo da Vinci through analysis of his fingerprints and studying the symmetry of da Vinci’s drawings.

Alison Croggon reviews the new adaptation of John Buchan’s famous spy-novel The 39 Steps (that would be the vehicle for one of Alfred Hitchcock’s earliest black-and-white films), now showing at the Playhouse Theatre. Alison and Bardassa also discuss the new home for the Melbourne Theatre Company that will open its doors in 2009.

Baybers considers the latest installment of the Hatfield-McCoy literary feud between V.S. Naipaul and Paul Theroux.

Terena Scott asks “why are so many writers creating works of fiction and trying to pass them off as truth? And why are we readers buying these outlandish tales to begin with?” Scott highlights her concerns that the plethora of literary hoaxes could eventually lead to a reader backlash again memoir.

Marcellous passes on a tale of a taxi and reviews a SSO concert.


Tony T muses on footy gibberish.

Jeremy records Melbourne’s impressive recent achievements.

Snark, strangeness and charm

Apathetic Sarah encounters an arsehole bus driver.

About Ken Parish

Ken Parish is a legal academic, with research areas in public law (constitutional and administrative law), civil procedure and teaching & learning theory and practice. He has been a legal academic for almost 20 years. Before that he ran a legal practice in Darwin for 15 years and was a Member of the NT Legislative Assembly for almost 4 years in the early 1990s.
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16 years ago

Its almost like if I turn on the radio all Ill hear is Dont Speak and Truly Madly Deeply.

…which just happen to be songs from the Howard government heydey. I’ve stuck the boot in today myself.

16 years ago

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