Monday, July 21, 2014
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.
Monday, May 12, 2014
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.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Nancy-Bird Walton (born 16th October, 1915, died 13th January, 2009), was the youngest woman to gain her pilots licence in Australia at the age of 19, and went on to become the first woman to gain a commercial licence.
During World War II she trained other women as pilots, and later set up the Australian Women Pilots’ Association. Many years later the first AirBus owned by Qantas was named after her.
She married Charles Walton at the age of 24, whose love of calling her Nancy Bird - her maiden name - made him reluctant for her to have his name replace it. They compromised by hyphenating her maiden name and adding his at the end.
Nancy-Bird Walton has to distinction of never crashing during her entire career, a feat very few pilots have duplicated.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
SPEEDOS ON YOUR GENITALIA
we’ve always known australia rhymed with genitalia and we fucking owned it
Well, I guess it's that time of the year again.
*switches thongs for uggs*