My pick for most moving read of the week was Shane Castleman on The Drum, with his personal tale of adoption:
Still at The Drum and Best Metaphor Baxter is tied between Alan Kohler and Malcolm Farnsworth.
Kohler compared the war on file sharing to that other long-running ‘war’ that’s going so well –
“… it’s beginning to look like policing copyright infringement is going to be like the endless, futile, war on drugs, between a criminal “industry” and vast police infrastructure constantly trying to catch them, while a steady supply still gets to consumers.”
But Farnsworth scored a double whammy with his description of Andrew Wilkie and Peter Slipper –
“The Government reportedly saw him as a political suicide bomber. When the opportunity arose, they preferred to deal with a Queensland mercenary instead.”
Finally, a Best Whimsy Baxter to Carl Pyrdum for this post on the dirty pictures in the margins of a 14th century nun’s devotional. A must must read!