Monday, September 15, 2014
emerald-avenger:

tarteauxfraises:

kendrajbean:

In the mid-1930s, an Australian journalist visited Germany to report on the rise of fascism and interview Adolf Hitler. The atrocities she saw there, which included the public beating of Jews, forever changed the course of her young life. Nancy Wake, who died Sunday at age 98, would spend World War II fighting Nazism tooth and nail, saving thousands of Allied lives, winding up at the top of the Gestapo’s most-wanted list and ultimately receiving more decorations than any other servicewoman.
Wake made her way from Spain to Britain, where she convinced special agents to train her as a spy and guerilla operative. In April 1944 she parachuted into France to coordinate attacks on German troops and installations prior to the D-Day invasion, leading a band of 7,000 resistance fighters. In order to earn the esteem of the men under her command, she reportedly challenged them to drinking contests and would inevitably drink them under the table. But her fierceness alone may have won her enough respect: During the violent months preceding the liberation of Paris, Wake killed a German guard with a single karate chop to the neck, executed a women who had been spying for the Germans, shot her way out of roadblocks and biked 70 hours through perilous Nazi checkpoints to deliver radio codes for the Allies. (via)



I’m going to keep talking about this until you all buy her god damn biography. Because I don’t think you guys understand.
She was NUMBER ONE on the Gestapo’s most wanted list during the war.  There was a 5 MILLION FRANC prize on her head.
They called her the White Mouse because of her skill for escaping certain death. 
She was parachuting into a camp once and got tangled in a tree. A French soldier saw her flailing around and said, “I hope that all the trees in France bear such beautiful fruit this year.” She answered only, “Don’t give me that French shit.”
She would smuggle messages, food, and supplies in a supply truck and when she passed German posts she’d wink at the soldiers and say, “Do you want to search me?” They never did.
She found out at one point that her men had been hiding a female German spy, protecting her. The rule was to kill them, but the men didn’t have the heart. But Nancy Wake did. And she never regretted it.
When she killed a man with her bare hands, it was an SS sentry who’d spotted her and she killed him to prevent him from raising the alarm during the raid. She would later say of it, “They’d taught us this judo-chop stuff with the flat of the hand at SOE, and I practiced away at it. But this was the only time I used it - whack - and it killed him all right. I was really surprised.”
She died in 2011, 3 weeks before her 99th birthday.
If you don’t think Nancy Wake deserves a movie and a TV show and all the damn recognition in the world, you’re wrong. 

Just a note - the German spy they were holding wasn’t been hidden or protected. She was one of three women, the other two being French, who had been captured and held as sex slaves. Under Wake’s orders the other two women were freed (one actually chose to stay with Nancy as her assistant) while the spy was shot. It is true that although the men had no problem with rape, somehow shooting a woman was a step too far and at first they refused. Nancy then grabbed a pistol and threatened to do the job herself until they complied. Nancy actually gave the woman a dress to wear, but just before she was executed the spy tore off the dress and gave the Nazi salute, screaming ‘Heil!’ She was shot as Nancy ate breakfast and watched. She would later note that the sight didn’t even put her off her meal.

emerald-avenger:

tarteauxfraises:

kendrajbean:

In the mid-1930s, an Australian journalist visited Germany to report on the rise of fascism and interview Adolf Hitler. The atrocities she saw there, which included the public beating of Jews, forever changed the course of her young life. Nancy Wake, who died Sunday at age 98, would spend World War II fighting Nazism tooth and nail, saving thousands of Allied lives, winding up at the top of the Gestapo’s most-wanted list and ultimately receiving more decorations than any other servicewoman.

Wake made her way from Spain to Britain, where she convinced special agents to train her as a spy and guerilla operative. In April 1944 she parachuted into France to coordinate attacks on German troops and installations prior to the D-Day invasion, leading a band of 7,000 resistance fighters. In order to earn the esteem of the men under her command, she reportedly challenged them to drinking contests and would inevitably drink them under the table. But her fierceness alone may have won her enough respect: During the violent months preceding the liberation of Paris, Wake killed a German guard with a single karate chop to the neck, executed a women who had been spying for the Germans, shot her way out of roadblocks and biked 70 hours through perilous Nazi checkpoints to deliver radio codes for the Allies. (via)

I’m going to keep talking about this until you all buy her god damn biography. Because I don’t think you guys understand.

She was NUMBER ONE on the Gestapo’s most wanted list during the war.  There was a 5 MILLION FRANC prize on her head.

They called her the White Mouse because of her skill for escaping certain death. 

She was parachuting into a camp once and got tangled in a tree. A French soldier saw her flailing around and said, “I hope that all the trees in France bear such beautiful fruit this year.” She answered only, “Don’t give me that French shit.”

She would smuggle messages, food, and supplies in a supply truck and when she passed German posts she’d wink at the soldiers and say, “Do you want to search me?” They never did.

She found out at one point that her men had been hiding a female German spy, protecting her. The rule was to kill them, but the men didn’t have the heart. But Nancy Wake did. And she never regretted it.

When she killed a man with her bare hands, it was an SS sentry who’d spotted her and she killed him to prevent him from raising the alarm during the raid. She would later say of it, “They’d taught us this judo-chop stuff with the flat of the hand at SOE, and I practiced away at it. But this was the only time I used it - whack - and it killed him all right. I was really surprised.”

She died in 2011, 3 weeks before her 99th birthday.

If you don’t think Nancy Wake deserves a movie and a TV show and all the damn recognition in the world, you’re wrong. 

Just a note - the German spy they were holding wasn’t been hidden or protected. She was one of three women, the other two being French, who had been captured and held as sex slaves. Under Wake’s orders the other two women were freed (one actually chose to stay with Nancy as her assistant) while the spy was shot. It is true that although the men had no problem with rape, somehow shooting a woman was a step too far and at first they refused. Nancy then grabbed a pistol and threatened to do the job herself until they complied. Nancy actually gave the woman a dress to wear, but just before she was executed the spy tore off the dress and gave the Nazi salute, screaming ‘Heil!’ She was shot as Nancy ate breakfast and watched. She would later note that the sight didn’t even put her off her meal.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
My brothers and sisters and my mother (have) no alternative only to put up with the brutal and cowardly conduct of a parcel of
big
ugly
fat-necked
wombat headed
big bellied
magpie legged
narrow hipped
splaw-footed
sons of Irish Bailiffs
or english landlords
which is better known as Officers of Justice or Victorian Police who some calls honest gentlemen, but I would like to know what business an honest man would have in the Police.

Ned Kelly, The Jerilderie Letter, 1879

Otherwise known as the best list of insults ever thrown about, an interesting side track in an 8000 word long letter of complaint about the treatment he and others had suffered at the hands of the police.

A Policeman is a disgrace to his country, not alone to the mother that suckled him. He is a rogue in his heart, but too cowardly to follow it up without having the force to disguise it. Ned Kelly, The Jerilderie Letter, 1879
Sunday, September 7, 2014

katalizi:

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ATTENTION AUSTRALIANS

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.

UPDATE:

Snowpiercer is now also showing at -

Brisbane - Dendy Portside

Canberra - Dendy Canberra and Palace Electric Cinema

Hobart - State Cinema

Still no news for Adelaide, Perth or Darwin.

As spring came and Australians began to think of beaches and surfing, the less civilised half of the globe talked bravely of the beauty of autumn leaves and prepared to face yet another vile winter. Russell Braddon
Monday, August 18, 2014 Wednesday, July 30, 2014

25C days in July are making me terrified about summer this year

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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ATTENTION AUSTRALIANS

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.

Monday, July 21, 2014

I have an intense desire to see a live show of Welcome To Night Vale preformed at the Sydney Opera House.

Thursday, July 10, 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