Morning all. Enjoy the longest day of the year – summer solstice soon – always feels odd to me that the days get shorter when the best and warmest weather is still on the way. Another GD post awaits.
Saturday General Debate
Good morning. If your presents are wrapped and the shopping is done, have some guilt-free time in today’s General Debate.
This is where anyone can start a topic, share news or links to other place son the Internet.
The only post every day where being “off-topic” is automatically “on-topic”.
I do want to play a game – just to see if anyone actually reads what I write up here: The first person to mention Len Brown directly or by inference in the comments below will lose my little game.
How long will it take… I’m guessing… 43 minutes.
And here’s today’s puzzle… two answers. One answer is easy. The other… can you get both? Read more »
Well hi there. Things seems to be getting a little quieter on the blog over the weekends as the warmer weather and the needs of the season distract our readers away from the Internet. Still, you could browse Whaleoil on your phone while your partner is trying something on in the changing room.
Today’s debate topic is
Was Nelson Mandela a terrorist, a freedom fighter, or both?
The brain teaser is deceptive today. It looks simple, but it isn’t. One for the math nuts or those with good intuition.
A fairly comprehensive (and brain hurtin’) answer will be posted at 9 pm as part of the nightCap post.
This is today’s General Debate post where you can start your own topics in the comments.
Or, use this one to get the juices flowing:
Look at the image below. Is this child abuse? Explain your answer. Read more »
Morning all. Today’s General debate is ready to go. Start your own discussions, share some news, or have a chat among yourself.
Today’s debate topic is:
- Are sports stars role models? Must they not just excel at being at the top of their sport, but also excel at being perfect human beings? Read more »
When people are assured of anonymity, it turns out, a lot more of them will acknowledge that they have had same-sex experiences and that they don’t entirely identify as heterosexual. But it also turns out that when people are assured of anonymity, they will show significantly higher rates of anti-gay sentiment. These results suggest that recent surveys have been understating, at least to some degree, two different things: the current level of same-sex activity and the current level of opposition to gay rights. Read more »
This morning, I’ll leave you with this: a sad comment on both media and society in general
I hope you’re impressed I didn’t do a banana split pun.
Another General Debate post awaits your input on your own topics or this
Drill it. Mine it. Sell it. Imagine the infrastructure we could afford. The education. The Arts. Letting it sit in the ground forever is a crime against humanity.
Bit more heat in that sun. Certainly providing contrast to the wind and the rain that still sweeps past at inconveniently frequent intervals.
You shouldn’t really be there reading this, but I’m happy you are. More people seem to be making Whaleoil there daily guilty news pleasure – even during the weekends.
This is the daily General Debate – the post where you can start your own topics in the comments.
The daily warm-up topic is
Beauty contests have no place in today’s society.
Yeah sure. You’re reading this sitting at the batch, or crib or hut, depending where you are in the country. Or the motel, or the roadside cafe, and we’re still here putting Whaleoil together. Hope you appreciate it.
Mind you, I’m not doing all of it, you can start by helping fill up today’s General Debate with your own ideas.
If you need inspiration, today’s topic is
After two terms, what will John Key’s National Government legacy be?
What a week. And it isn’t over yet. At least most of us have a few days to gather our energies.
So, do you think the All Blacks will complete the Perfect Season tonight?
Is the Hansen 2013 All Blacks the best All Blacks team ever?
(or just start your own topic! this is the daily general debate, after all)