January 2016

Sunday nightCap

Interesting but practically useless



Are you here for an argument?

Yesterday Whaleoil held its first “formal” debate.  It wasn’t without its teething troubles, but it found its feet along the way.

The moot:

THAT On balance, the Internet does more harm than good

Best opening statement:

We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phones, log off Facebook, log off Whale Oil Beef Hooked, and just sit in silence. Because in these moments we might actually have to face up to who we really are.

Spending an hour a day on social media amounts to 9 weeks a year. Most people spend at least twice that amount of time.

Think what they could create, build, give or learn with that time.

The Internet has evolved. Can we ever go back to using Facebook for what it was originally designed for – looking up exes to see how fat they got?

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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?

John Logie Baird invented both the first publicly demonstrated colour television system, and the first purely electronic colour television picture tube. He demonstrated the first working television system on January 26, 1926. (Source)

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Daily dose of Awww


Daily Roundup

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In the interest of “Public Safety”…

Been a while since I’ve shared something from the mailbag

Nothing like 220v ac to warm things up

Hi Cam,

In the interest of “Public Safety”…

(OMG! That sounds UnPC, Nanny state-ness! – Pffttt !) – please read on…
but, is there any chance of getting that video removed from your site?

Playing with electricity is definetly NOT something to be encouraged,
and that’s why in NZ it is a regulated industry. It can KILL people ! Read more »

Filthy pervert Rolf Harris plans to release new album when he gets out of jail

Rolf Harris is a creep and a pervert. Currently serving time for sexual offences, he has shown no remorse and is now just taking the piss.

Rolf Harris has reportedly told friends and family that he plans to call his new comeback album Justice for All, which could be released by the end of the year.

Harris’s new album will allegedly feature a track called ‘Can’t keep that dingo down’ as well as ‘A bird in the hand (Is worth two in the bush.)’

The 85-year-old former children’s TV host is serving five years and nine months after being found guilty of the indecent assaults against four girls aged as young as seven.

A source told The Sun that composing music had helped Harris ‘survive’ in prison and that he was thinking about releasing a new album.  Read more »