this is a page to honour and promote those who excel at what they do. if you do not appear here, it doesn’t (necessarily) mean i think you are crap. these are NOT paid endorsements.

30 Nov 2012 : here’s one for those committed to sound reasoning and the war on error. next time you’re confronted with a fallacious argument online — and you know how bloody irritating they are — just direct the offender to the relevant link on this awesome site and state boldly — your logical fallacy is …

16 Jul 2012 : you’ve seen em. people standing quietly on the corner, wearing a bright vest and holding up a magazine. sometimes they look rough, sometimes they look scary, but they’re all just humans trying to make a hard life just a little bit easier. The Big Issue only costs $5 — but it’s winter — why not flick em a tenner?.

06 Apr 2012 : one woman with a good idea and her mother with a sewing machine — that’s how it got started. now this organisation has distributed life-saving shelter to over 20,000 humans living hard. Street Swags — an exemplary example of positive pro activism.

07 Mar 2012 : as far as i am aware, this is the only entirely neutral, impartial, non-denominational, non-governmental humanitarian agency in the world. they do absolutely extraordinary work in some of the most difficult conditions imaginable. if you are looking to really do something positive for people in need, you can’t do much better than Médecins Sans Frontières.

23 Dec 2011 : a long overdue shout-out to one of the most beautiful travel blogs you’ll ever see. an australian and a colombian immersing themselves in various cultures with a thoughtful commentary and some truly outstanding photography — 2sporks1cup — treat yourself.

19 Oct 2011 : first honours go to the guy who serviced my scooter today. for over four years i’ve been putting up with average and sub-standard service from the valley cowboys. well, NO MORE! if you are in Brisbane and need your scooter or motorcycle serviced or repaired, you really should contact Rado Trenciansky — freedomon2wheels — i learned more about my scooter in one hour with Rado than i have in four years of dealing with workshops. as well as being brilliant — he even rebuilds vintage motorcycles — he’s also a really nice guy. see him, you won’t regret it.

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