The daily clickthroughs:

STATE OF THE PLANET: Bushfires and climate change

STUFF WE LIKE: Bacon alarm clocks and the return of Spinal Tap

What’s new on the Crikey blogs:

THE POLL BLUDGER: Newspoll: 58-42 

POLLYTICS: Newspoll: Turnbull flame out edition

THE NORTHERN MYTH: Monsoonal confusion reigns in NT education

PLANE TALKING: Fake Qantas engineers

LITERARY MINDED: Troy Martin on Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet

CRIKEY SPORTS: Is Lara Bingle the Yoko Ono of Australian cricket?

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Debunking third-world myths. With statistics no less.