Never mind the apparent mendacity of the Federal Treasurer, never mind that the putative alternative government is populated by union hacks, never mind the jackboot opportunism of the Northern territory intervention, never mind the parochial fret of Queensland council amalgamation, never mind the clueless public timidity of Kevin Rudd. The markets may tumble round our ears, drought may persist, the grapple tackle is rife and Kevin Sheedy may be jobless. Never mind all that. There is only one piece of news truly worth noting in this welter of human misery and misadventure:

July Nielsen NetRating figures show that Australian MySpace users spent a 4.5 million hours on the social networking site last month resulting from an average of 1 hour and thirty three minutes per user. MySpace has continued its growth with unique visitors increasing to 2.9 million in July and total registered Australian users now at 3.87 million.

People: get a life. A real one.

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