Jessica Irvine’s sharing utopia

Friend of this organ, Jessica “admire my big brain and pants” Irvine has been asked to apply her huge pants brain to the subject of Indigenous finance. Prima facie, it may seem as if applying Jessica’s genius to matters Aboriginal might risk a somewhat condescending experience given her previous form of explaining that she can […]

AstraZeneca jab reduces the risk of blood clots!

Of course not. There’s no evidence for this at all. There’s plenty of evidence very few journalists have any useful level of competence at mathematics though (Jess Irvine included). A classic example presents itself here; a nurse in Queen’sland experienced a DVT (or blood clot) shortly after having her first “jab” of the AZ vaccine. […]

Desperately seeking alpha

WilliamofOckham.com content generator and great friend of this organ, Jess Irvine has written another informative Facebook post on her child’s nursery chat group. Before we get into it, let’s have a quick reminder of an important phenomenon; the Dunning Kruger Effect. This has been summarised thus: “.…If you’re incompetent, you can’t know you’re incompetent … […]

Hubris in a “post experts” age

Experts, eh? Remember when we outsourced so much of our key life decisions to “experts”? “We lied about the effectiveness of masks, sorry ’bout that”. “The USA will be 6 degrees warmer by 2020”. “The USA housing crisis is contained”. Etc. etc. So, ladies and gentlemen, drum roll please…. Here’s the “experts” who will guide […]

It’s all about me

Jessica (big) “smarty pants” Irvine was allowed another vanity column again this week: “I’ve lost loads of weight because I’m more intelligent than you“. This continues along the same boastful theme she lectured us with 18 months ago, wherein she helpfully explained how, if you eat fewer calories than you expend in exercise, there’s a […]

Don’t take your financial advice from Mumsnet

Jessica “big smarty pants” Irvine has written another blog post on Mumsnet again this week. This time she’s woman-splaining to us all about three topics; how financially astute she is, how she can lose weight by the magical discovery of eating fewer calories than she burns and how she likes a good stationery order from […]

So what you’re saying is…

….Japanese men compete hardest when there is more cultural “face” to lose, particularly when competing against women? Here’s an insight from the economic heavyweight that is the Sydney Morning Herald’s Economics Editor, Ross Gittins. To be fair, he’s achieved one requirement of journalisming; to inform. I, for one, had never heard of this Japanese sport […]

The (big) little people can’t be trusted

Obviously it’s pick on Aussie journalists week here at WoO. No, I don’t know why either but it’s like shooting fish in a barrel. The SMH’s “senior economics journalist”, Jessica Irvine was paid today to tell us she’s no longer as overweight as she used to be, she’s now a mother, oh, and to advertise […]