News post – Catch-23 No. 938 Decluttered

No news story took my fancy this week so I wanted to do something simple, and breaking the 4th wall which I haven’t done in a while.

The decluttering gag was originally going to include the ‘bringing you joy’ line – Bagel says to Jaffa ‘You don’t bring me joy’ and then Jaffa is out of the footpath for hard waste collection. I felt, though, that the Gilmore Girls Netflix show did this already, so blending in some Harry Potter felt more correct. Bagel has shown us his wand skills previously.

Mat

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News post – Catch-23 No. 937 Sausages

Rescue groups need money. Bunnings sausage sizzles are a great way to raise money. An animal rescue group raising money by selling meat sausages didn’t sit well, and vegan sausages were sold instead. Then Australia lost it’s mind. Why? It’s hard to say. It’s as if this one day of fundraising at one Bunnings store in one suburb in one city challenged the entire country’s ideals and culture. People were free to ignore the vegan sausages, or go somewhere else for lunch or (gasp) try a non-meat alternative for once. Maybe you’d like it. What then? Maybe you’d have to admit that you could live without animal products for one meal.

If you liked that vegan sausage, that also means that you must become a Green’s voter, hug trees and cancel your subscription to the Herald-Sun. Just kidding, no-one subscribes to newspapers any more.

Mat

News post – Catch-23 No. 936 Red is the New Black

Anne of Green Gables is hot property again. Netflix has made a new ‘grim and gritty’ version of Anne that focuses more on her sad situation prior to her adoption. I’m not certain the story needs more of a dark focus – the original story didn’t have much of a dark side – but the reviews are generally positive so I guess I’ll have to watch it for myself. The original Canadian series will remain the true Anne of Green Gables in my heart.

Mat

News post – Catch-23 No. 935 The “Great” Outdoors

As a pale-skinned human, any more than 10 minutes in direct sunlight and I’ll burn (15 minutes for in-direct sunlight). I’ve made my peace with this, I have my SPF 40+ but being outside on purpose is not at the top of my to-do list.

Mat