Please ignore the woman to the right. She's like the polar opposite of Crabb's fashion sense.
* Richard Ayoade is pretty entertaining in most things he does, except for the woeful The Crystal Maze which has been showing on SBS. Apparently, it's an update of an old, popular(?) show, but just like the truly charmless quiz show Pointless, there sometimes is just no accounting for British viewing tastes. (Not that we can talk, I suppose - I find watching people watching TV the least interesting concept ever devised.)
* Bitcoin, which seems only to be a parlour game for tech nerds, is using up a quite large amount of energy. More governments should just ban it, I say.
* Oh for goodness sake: South Koreans apparently share fully in the Chinese belief that certain foods are particularly good in all sorts of "woo" ways - dog stew is supposed to make men more virile:
Many foods in Korea, such as dog meat stew (bosintang), are deemed to be “good for men.” From everyday foods, such as garlic or chives, to eel soup and gaebul—“penis fish,” a species of marine worm that resembles the male appendage—these ingredients are recommended for their ability to enhance male sexual performance. Bbeolddok-ju, or “erection wine,” is a rice-based wine that’s made with fruits, and comes with a phallus-shaped cap bearing a smiley face.Leave the dogs alone - they aren't going to help in the bedroom.
* American Right wing media has fully constructed an alternative reality that, it seems, will not start to be deconstructed until the rich, old, male money behind it (Rupert Murdoch, Koch Brothers, and others) are dead. I think it is indisputable that the globe will be a far, far better, safer and saner place when Rupert dies.