Saturday, September 30, 2006

Some Pics

Salamander Bay, NSW, August 2006


Mondrian's Church

Small Child hit by Lightning

More photos below the fold...

Note: Does not have 'Resort' in title; okay for work function

Lawnmower-powered Bicycle

Accident Ahead


Monday, September 25, 2006

Dog Bites Man

The business lobby is against Labor's proposed IR changes.


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Cool Stolen Graphic

By Paul Sabre, stolen from an op-ed by Ronald D. Moore in the New York Times


Monday, September 18, 2006

Misc 060918

Pope Nazinger's problem is that whether or not the words were from an ancient text, he still decided to use them in his little speech. (Even if he didn't write it, I'm pretty sure he would have veto power over its contents.)

I'm sick of reading debates about "Australian Values". There is only one Australian value: Australians value being able to do, say and think whatever the hell we like. Thus by definition, nothing is "unAustralian", although I could still probably try to make a case that the word "unAustralian" is, in fact, unAustralian.

And the problem with this "Values debate" is that the media is talking about it and they're not talking about whatever it is the government didn't want talked about. That is, this is just an orchestrated distraction. I'm not sure what from, though - Jack Thomas? Something callous Ruddock said or did? Something stupid Vanstone said or did - because the distraction has worked and the media isn't covering whatever it is that they're not covering.

Queensland beat New Zealand 5 - 0 on Friday night. We were originally going to go to the game, but we both ended up too sick to go. (Boycat's Mum was off sick for 4 days.) That's the first sporting event I've ever watched where I was spewing I wasn't at the game.

Queensland won on Friday night, yet there was not one word about it in the newpaper the next day. I know that the "Home Delivery" edition of the paper is printed first, so that it can get into the trucks and out to the newsagents so it can slam into our garage at 3.30am, but seriously, what time do they put the paper to bed? The game finished at 9.53pm.

Sydney F.C.'s Steve Corrica learns the Gorden Tallis Rule. You just can't call the ref a "fucking cheat".

What do you reckon about old Star Treks with new special effects?

Apparently they're trying to blame Peter Brock's death on an inexperienced navigator. If that's the case, don't you think Brock would have said something when his navigator told him to drive through the tree?

Misc 060903

Here's something else I lost in "Drafts".

Qld Roar 3 - Newcastle Jets 2
Weird Game. We still seem to be giving the ball away far too much; need to tighten up our passes. I thought Seo looked better this week, but Miron thinks he didn't have a good game, and people - like whoever votes for those 3-2-1 awards they list in the paper each week - thought he had a good game the first week, so what do I know?

New Zealand look good with Buari and Richter up front.

Melbourne look impressive. A little less writhing around on the ground would be nice, though.


Monday, September 11, 2006

The musical education of Boycat's Mum

I was playing Start! by the Jam the other day, the first time she'd heard it (to my knowledge - I've never had it on CD - or MP3 - until last weekend). And she says "Taxman."

(I can't find my copy of Revolver... I'm sad.)


Monday, September 04, 2006

Friday, September 01, 2006

I'm not usually one to get excited about things that get emailed around...

...that is, I figure that if Boycat's Mum was sent the following thing by email, everyone else has already seen it (my work keeps stuff like this out, so the fact that I haven't seen it means nothing). But just in case you haven't, these are really good, because the songs are cool as well as the videos:

Ok Go, "Here it Goes Again" ['Treadmill Dance']

This one wasn't sent around, but it is a more-immediately-catchy song:

Ok Go, "A Million Ways".

But both songs have been in my head since I first heard them.