Here we go again. It may be a couple of months earlier than expected, it may be for twice as much of the Senate as expected, but we're off to another federal election. And, for the third time running, the Prime Minister at this election is not the Prime Minister Australia had at the start of this term.
This isn't about jumping on a bandwagon. This is the excitement at feeling as if 2016 could finally be the Chicago Cubs' year. Earlier today Jake Arrieta pitched a no-hit game, the second of his career, to give the Cubs a 16-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Decades of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences being out of step with contemporary values are finally catching up with it.
For the second year running all of the twenty nominees in the acting categories have been from Euro-white background, and while the Academy has made some great choices in recent years, "12 Years A Slave" in 2013 for example, a lot of talented choices have been overlooked for the 2015 awards. Coincidence? The consensus is that it is not.
The sixty-second rendition of The Lord's Prayer that the Church of England wanted to play in British cinemas before screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens this Christmas. Digital Cinema Media, the company that handles most cinema advertising in the UK, has refused to accept the video on the basis that it "may offend" some people.