Remember John & Yoko staying in bed for peace? Here at BP we've cancelled the papers, turned off the alarm and decided to stay in bed until peace breaks out in the ALP - we're sleeping in, in protest, for the entire autumn session of parliament (though Chris will keep posting her Canberra Times column in the BP Extra section of Breakfast Politics if you want to visit and read them).
Kevin Rudd always struck us as a Doc Evatt but we were corrected by a government minister last year: "He's not Doc Evatt - he's Billy Hughes." Think about it, peeps.
"Top five regrets of the dying", Susie Steiner, Guardian
Memory: Can you really trust it? Jenny Diski LRB
"We're More Unequal Than You Think", Andrew Hacker NYRB
Japan's tsunami anniversary nears & Tamil Nadu provides clues, Jeff Kingston, Japan Times
The French nuclear reactor on an aquifer in a seismic zone, Scott Sayare NYT
Pro & anti-Putin forces pour into the streets of Moscow, Alec Luhn & Ezekiel Pfeifer, Moscow Times
Biographer reveals contents of Her Maj's handbag, Victoria Ward, Daily Telegraph
All good wishes to our friends at the Global Mail which launches today. Among other good stories they've got the scoop on svelte Malcolm Turnbull's Chinese-Herb-&-Self-Denial Diet. (Should we worry about pols pursuing such extreme regimes?)
AND GOOD LUCK, ANGELA & CHRISTINE, SORTING OUT THE EUROMESS THIS YEAR!