NEW SPONSOR: Web2PrintDownUnder

I would like to welcome Web2PrintDownUnder as another Whaleoil sponsor.

Web2PrintDownUnder will sponsor a new post, “Sign of the Day”. ¬†Similar to¬†Map of the Day, sign of the day will be a sign that may invoke debate, laughter or simply a groan, but the point is to keep¬†Web2PrintDownUnder in front of you so you will remember them next time you need a sign made.

Support businesses that support Whaleoil: ¬†Please look into¬†Web2PrintDownUnder’s services – they are specifically handy at getting signs made up for all sorts of low (and high!) volume jobs.



Companies that want a high quality audience to advertise to as well as support Whaleoil, please click on “Contact” at the top of the page, and follow your nose.

Readers who find particularly funny or notable signs during their Internet travels are invited to send me a link via email (check the Contact page) so it can be considered for the Sign of the Day post.

– Pete


Whaleoil General Debate


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Face of the day


Nicky Hager

Today’s face of the day is the author / journalist who used material stolen from a blogger/ journalist to write a book then was outraged when his ‘ journalistic ‘ privacy was ignored when the Police used a legally obtained warrant to search his home. They were looking for evidence of the identity of the Hacker that he did business with in order to illegally obtain a blogger/journalist’s private correspondence with confidential sources as well as his personal correspondence in order to sell a book and make money.

This is a guy with more cheek than a fat man’s bottom.

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Word of the day

The word for today is…

exemplary (adj) – 1. Worthy of imitation; commendable.
2. Serving as a warning.
3. Serving as an illustration or specimen; illustrative; typical.
4. Serving as a model or pattern.
5. Of, relating to, or composed of exempla, or examples or models.

Source :

Etymology : 1580s, “fit to be an example,” from Middle French exemplaire, from Late Latin exemplaris “that serves as an example, pattern, or motto,” from exemplum “example, pattern, model”. Earlier (early 15c.) as a noun meaning “a model of conduct,” from Late Latin exemplarium.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 26

14 As a door swings back and forth on its hinges, so the lazy person turns over in bed.

Thursday nightCap

Leaning from history?


Today’s Trivia


Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

All disabled toilets in the UK use the same key and all disabled people are entitled to a copy of it. (source) Read more »

This is why Pavlov worked with dogs


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