Doctor Who

Pretending to know things about Australian politics

Being really, really sick.

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progressiveauspol:

The GP co-payment, changes to welfare, and a range of other unpopular budget measures will be concealed beneath a fully-enclosed Islamic garment, specially fabricated by the Government, it was revealed today.
“All you will see from now on is a large, fairly terrifying Muslim woman,” a Government spokesperson explained. “Most people won’t even realise that underneath, it’s actually the 2014 Federal Budget”.
The spokesperson said the custom-made burqa had been manufactured from scratch. “We’ve had to blow this thing up well beyond normal proportions, to ensure everything fits. It’s actually quite confronting”.
He said it was an impressive feat of engineering. “What people will see is a religious garment. What they won’t see is a plan to hold back unemployment benefits for people under 30”. (X)

progressiveauspol:

The GP co-payment, changes to welfare, and a range of other unpopular budget measures will be concealed beneath a fully-enclosed Islamic garment, specially fabricated by the Government, it was revealed today.

“All you will see from now on is a large, fairly terrifying Muslim woman,” a Government spokesperson explained. “Most people won’t even realise that underneath, it’s actually the 2014 Federal Budget”.

The spokesperson said the custom-made burqa had been manufactured from scratch. “We’ve had to blow this thing up well beyond normal proportions, to ensure everything fits. It’s actually quite confronting”.

He said it was an impressive feat of engineering. “What people will see is a religious garment. What they won’t see is a plan to hold back unemployment benefits for people under 30”. (X)


The big bang theory comes back in australia in January. I mean this is part of why I never bothered to buy a tv


So I’ve realized that, if you look at the original series TARDIS teams from season 11 on…

truestoriesaboutme:

…there are a lot of parallels with the new series TARDIS teams. Check this out. You have:

Team Underappreciated 1

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A more reserved, less eccentric Doctor that sometimes gets overshadowed by his more charismatic successor. One of the all time great companions but not with her Doctor. Pertwee doesn’t have the anger of Eccleston, but they both have a strong sense of dignity to them.

Team Iconic

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For many people, this IS the TARDIS team. This is the iconic Doctor with the iconic companion. A highly eccentric and well dressed Doctor. A capable and inquisitive companion. Both Baker and Tennant made the role their own by basically being themselves. And hell, Sarah Jane was in an episode WITH Rose and they made the parallels pretty explicit.

Team Underappreciated 2

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The companion that unfortunately gets left out of the conversation of great companions more often than not, despite the fact that she’s in some of the greatest stories of the whole run of the show. Martha and Leela as characters don’t really have much in common. Instead, what they have in common is that they are sandwiched between two more well-liked companions and thus still deserve their due.

Team Mates

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I feel like I’m cheating by including both Romanas, but they’re both the same Time Lord, so I’m not cheating by much. Plus, Donna combines the best traits of both Romanas. Like Romana I, she basically gets plopped onto the TARDIS for the first time without the Doctor expecting it and isn’t super happy about it. And, like Romana I, she calls the Doctor on his shit and keeps him from getting too pompous. At the same time, Catherine Tate and David Tennant have the same great chemistry that Tom Baker and Lalla Ward had. Plus, the DoctorDonna was the closest thing that the new series has to a Time Lord as a companion.

Team TARDIS Family

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The most crowded that the TARDIS ever got. The babyfaced Doctor with the curious outfit. The strong willed redhead who doesn’t take anyone’s shit. The curly haired other one who’s only sometimes there. The male companion that’s mostly famous for dying. (After Rory dies the first time, he’s reborn as Turlough, I guess.) Matt Smith and Peter Davison were both incredibly young at the time and following the most popular Doctor in the history of the show. They also took over around the time of a major sea change in the production of the show.

Team We Hardly Knew Ye

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The companion who wasn’t as strongly characterized as her predecessors and shows up right before the regeneration. 

Team Argue Mainlyimage

The prickly, argumentative Doctor. The companion who becomes more of a character as she’s paired with this Doctor. The actor who was already on the show as another character before playing the Doctor. The show taking a consciously darker turn after the fireworks of the anniversary year.



Honestly the loathing I have for the Labor Party is just overwhelming





why are new who blogs all obsessed with the pluto thing? 



jonpertwee:

How were these people raised?

It’s like how cornflakes and circumcision in America were started to stop people from masturbating. 



Geez, I’m sorry. That’s incredibly young and whoever you told really should have done more.

Geez, I’m sorry. That’s incredibly young and whoever you told really should have done more.


I’m sorry they did that. 
Has there been much change in feminists’ attitudes to female perpetrators in your experience? (Since I wasn’t alive the 80s and was in China in the 90s)

I’m sorry they did that. Has there been much change in feminists’ attitudes to female perpetrators in your experience? (Since I wasn’t alive the 80s and was in China in the 90s)


It’s ironic because the idea that women are always innocent and caring and such is a super patriarchal one. The manager of the refuge laughed when I told her that my mother beat me, because “I saw her yesterday and she’s such a tiny woman!”

It’s ironic because the idea that women are always innocent and caring and such is a super patriarchal one. The manager of the refuge laughed when I told her that my mother beat me, because “I saw her yesterday and she’s such a tiny woman!”


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