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The editors at Binge Thinking are currently accepting submissions for the second issue of Binge Thinking, due out in the second half of this year.

Once again, the theme will be contrarian, opinionated, unorthodox and FUN – so if you have an article on a Shaken and Stirred event, some lucid thoughts on an under-exposed topic, or a response to the articles in Issue 1 (now available on http://www.thoughtbroker.com.au under Binge Thinking in the left hand menu), we’d love to hear from you.

Email your contributions to bingethinking@thoughtbroker.com.au

Read Issue 1 here http://thoughtbroker.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22&Itemid=6


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Shaken and Stirred presents

Why it’s more important to offend than be offended:

The triumph of larrikinism in Australian culture

with Tony Moore

Launch Party for the first issue of

Binge Thinking:

a collection of relfections and refutations by Shaken and Stirred participants

Date: Saturday 5 December 2009

Time: 6:30 for 7:00pm start

Venue: Garden of bohemian delights, 437 Darling Street, Balmain

Cost: $35 (includes food, drinks and a copy of Binge Thinking)

RSVP essential: thoughtbroker@gmail.com

About Tony Moore

Dr Tony Moore is a cultural historian who lectures at Monash University. His career spans publishing, journalism and documentary making at the ABC. His first book The Barry McKenzie Movies analysed the cultural significance of the ‘Ocker’ cinema genre of the 1970s and his most recent film was Bohemian Rhapsody: Rebels of Australian Culture. He is inaugural commissioning editor of the new Cambridge University Press series Australian Encounters. A self-confessed libertarian social democrat, Tony is a Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development and former president of the NSW Fabian Society.

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The private library of one of Australia’s most controversial and contrarian intellectuals, PP McGuinness, will be up for sale in Sydney on Saturday 21 November 2009.

The thousands of books in McGuinness’ collection describe the broad thinking and eclectic interests of a  contrarian and often incendiary thinker.

From Palgrave to poetry, politics to film, PP McGuinness’ private collection spanned all genres of literature and thought, and influenced McGuinness’s contribution to Australian intellectual history.

Paddy McGuinness’s daughter, Parnell, says “There are almost ten thousand books here — more than I can possibly keep. It’s time to distribute the books to people who want them and will appreciate them. There are some rare, out-of-print editions, as well as some which are almost too common. I think there are five copies of Madame Bovary in there.”

The Paddy McGuinness Last Drinks Book Fair will be held in McGuinness’ garden in Darling Street Balmain on Saturday 21 November. Books, BBQ and drinks will be available 10am-4pm.


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