Monday, August 18, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
25C days in July are making me terrified about summer this year
Monday, July 21, 2014
Snowpiercer is finally being released here in Oz Tuesday, 29th July, but don’t get too excited. There has been almost no marketing and it’s going to be showed at ONLY TWO CINEMAS here in the entire country.
Sydney - Dendy Cinemas, Newtown
Melbourne - Cinema Nova, Melbourne
C’mon Aussies (well, mostly Sydneysiders and Melbournians). I know you’ve been waiting for this as long as I have. And if there is a huge demand to see this film, it may (possibly) get onto more screens.
Do yourself a favour, get some mates together and go see this wonderful film.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
I have an intense desire to see a live show of Welcome To Night Vale preformed at the Sydney Opera House.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The Palmer United Party might have been sold a pup.
Sorry - I had to just say that once.
Penny Wong, after Clive Palmer voted against axing the Carbon Tax
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
fun fact: 6 people in all of australia know the second verse of the national anthem
BENEATH OUR RADIANT SOUTHERN CROSS
WE’LL TOIL WITH HEARTS AND HANDS
TO MAKE THIS COMMONWEALTH OF OURS
RENOWN OF ALL THE LANDS
FOR THOSE WHO’VE COME ACROSS THE SEAS
WE’VE BOUNDLESS PLAINS TO SHARE
WITH COURAGE LET US ALL UNITE
TO ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR!
(the supposed Christian verse is bullshit, btw)
Sunday, May 18, 2014
If there’s anything that makes me puke it’s all this hooey about the British and the American way of life. What’s it all boil down to? Same as here, only on a bigger scale. Oodles of unemployed, and a few ginks lousy with money loping round the globe from bars to brothels, and criticising us mugs who’ve got to work for a living.
Dymphna Cusack & Florence James, Come In Spinner, 1948
Roughly 10,000 people at March In May, Sydney.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
One of the most negative things that happened at March In May were these guys. The Party For Freedom, known for their hatred of everyone that isn’t white and straight.
I saw these guys, particularly the two middle aged men on the left, purposely winding up people who were extreme left wing and also clearly not at the same mental capacity as most. They did this so they could capture them screaming like lunatics, which they then recorded - to what ends I’m not sure, but I reckon we can all guess. It’s an easy way to make it look like they were attacked because of their beliefs, when I will clearly state that they were seeking conflict. Obviously, instead of talking to one of the thousands of protests there who could’ve offered a sound and reasonable argument, they went for something more sensational.
I wanted to approach them, but every time I got near, with my camera ready, I received (particularly from the man in blue) looks that are best termed as ‘unwelcoming’. I’ll admit, I was too frightened to speak with them, as I was alone at the protest and also, I knew exactly how a young woman would be treated by people like them. They’re not interested in hearing someone else’s opinion and would’ve talked over the top of me, called me names, considered me ignorant and ignored me. I was even too nervous to take their photo, which is why this one isn’t a great example. I just snapped this photo when the man in green turned, glared at me, and then clearly said ‘Right, lets get out of here.’ Guess they don’t like confrontation they don’t instigate.
My message to all Aussies who might be attending these marches - be aware of these people. Do not give them the cannon fodder they need to further their racist, backwards party. Do not stoop to their level. And please, make sure to help any of those protesters I mentioned earlier, the one who are more likely to be attacked by these gutless wonders.
See you in June.
We won’t watch it, the budget that is, as we can’t stand Hockey. We have never seen such a stupid, arrogant, self serving bunch of absolute jerks in parliament.
My mother’s email. Please keep in mind that my parents are Christian, late 50s country folk, and even they can’t stand Abbott & Co.