Wednesday, April 30, 2003

secretary: may 29th.

and congratulations mr bill!

any reason to own a ps2 has gone *straight* out of the window:

story here

The last two "Grand Theft Auto" games have provided an immersive story with multiple coinciding missions. The next one is due out in 2004. A month later, "Grand Theft Auto 3" and "Vice City" finish exclusive run on Sony's PlayStation 2 and will be available for Microsoft's Xbox and Nintendo (news - web sites)'s GameCube. "And they will sell, like, a jillion copies," Pachter said.

If any of youse videogamey types are looking for something fun to do, have a looky here - I'm just trying to get hold of the journalist right now to get their contact details.....

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Billy Joe Noodle Bob!!

would I be right in saying that you have a job?
if so

HURRAH ! slaughtert the fatted calf!

if not

slaughter the fettened employer!

Monday, April 28, 2003

things to make you angry #468:

The William Gibson script for Alien 3 that got rejected by the studio.


Friday, April 25, 2003

Well dearest best beloveds,
I think it went quite well,thery seemed to like me and my etchings.
It was in BOLTON so see if you can guess what happened next?
Correct,I met Mick for a quiet half before slippiong back into my Virgin Trains D class cattle transport.
Or rather that was the plan.
I sent Mick all your best.
Argh my head
Harry- You can see how movie moguls get the ladies to be the suckling at their gentlemen yes?
Now I am off to do a drawing test for another company in Newcastle.
You have to darw these inside a half hour.
Draw three farm yard animals
Draw something heavy
Draw an old woman
Draw a sinking ship
Draw a fast car
Draw a derelict house
Draw a girl
Draw a running man

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

hey kids.

i was in the astor today.

they've got a poster up for secretary. no date, but i'm assuming it's coming soon.

and our fundraising film for our next short film endeavour will be matrix reloaded on sunday 18th, again at the george.


Pol, g'luck in your interview, in a probably after the fact by now kind of way. Bill is having an interview as I type, so fingers crossed there too.

And, lest we forget, the high priestess of soul has gone away, rip Dr Nina Simone. *sniff*

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

making a film is *weird*

i've got people calling me up & emailing me saying: "love your script. very dark, very edgy. when are the auditions, i'd *love* to come and audition for you."

so i've got this pile of photographs from people sitting on my floor now, and i get to choose a shortlist of them based purely on how they look.

and then i get to wittle them down to 2 based on how much they amuse me and how well they do what i tell them.

it's a funny old world. until your girlfriend brings home a gun and forces you to take part in a japanese bondage ritual :)

and good luck mr sigerson.

HOw does he do it?
I dunno...having said that of course one suddenly remembers one teste and one kidney and feel awkward.
Ah well i am off to an interview tomorrow,fingers crossed.

Saturday, April 19, 2003

A little easter themed fun! Play darts with Jesus

Thursday, April 17, 2003

kate beckinsale as a gun-toting, leather wearing, vampire!

i think this is a dream i had.

David Giles??! Bloody hell!

I quite liked David Giles too, he was always very straight down the line...

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

David "I sold my soul to satan and still got robbed" Giles!!
I liked David he was the only person up front enough to say he was a sell out and not care.
He'd stab you in the front.
I liked him

2 executives: thomas schroeber(?) and david giles!


Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Who did Tony W get an offer from?

I don't know who posted it - I know Tony W. got offered a new job so he'll be going soon too. Who's the second exec though? I'm guessing that Thomas was one... any ideas?

Monday, April 14, 2003

from fatbabies

Infogrames Melbourne House has lost up to 10 people over the past few weeks. These employees have reportedly departed due to senior management's lack of vision and unrealistic project schedules. Included in the departures were 2 executives.

anyone know anybody pissed off enough to post this?

apart from most of the people who read this :)

Friday, April 11, 2003

Good work fellas! I give 'Pest Control' five severed extremities up!

In other news, I am currently temping for a prominent 'drygoods' importer/distributor in the western 'burbs. I get to watch a re-enactment of the Blues Brothers opening sequence and the Blade Runner opening sequence every morning! (oil refineries and other such petrolly goodness viewed from the train.)

It's kinda funny going into your kitchen and getting out the garlic and going "wait a minute ... I recognise that tracking number!" funny sad/scary funny, as opposed to funny comedy festival funny.

anyone going to the peace picnic garden party thingy on sunday? or the other rally stuff? i might go and put in some hours for "Bob".

also: fake lezzo pop tarts they might be, but after being thoroughly indoctrinated by the radio at work being permanently tuned to 101.1 I can only say: hubba. Also, their songs sound better when they're shrieked out in the original russian:

I am Shub-Niggurath!

Shub-Niggurath is often called the "Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young", and is the force of creation, life, evolution/mutation. She represent the force of the one universal constant (ie change) on the biological. She is often envisioned as a dark, low lying cloud, with goat's hooves with numerous tenticles writhing from within. Her rites are best performed during a New Moon, or on Mid-Summer's Eve.

Which Great Old One are you?

(The site's full of spelling errors: I wonder if the awesome power and energy channelled by the foul deities featured therein are somehow warping the minds of the authors. In the same way Messers. Bush Blair and, oh, that other one, the short one with the wispy eyebrows, what's his name ... H_____ , I dare not say it out loud ... )

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

In other news, everyone in Perth, WA is having a baby.
Well, it seems like that, just came back from my cousin's wedding, a good 30% of the guests were either married less than six months, had new born babies, or were pregnant. I thought it must be something in the water, and consequently drank champagne all weekend...

Bloody hell. Sorry to hear about that Pol... bloody games companies.

Well good luck for tonight...yesterday tomoorrow.
I am away for a wee lie down all this temporal instability is playing havoc with me vapours
The job thing is also going well,as I had an agency on it within 20 mins of being told.
There are another mob here who i quite like the look of,but they have just moved office and noone can get through to them
Fingers crossed

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Oh lord I feel rough,I had a great old time,don't get me wrong.Had a real laugh yakking with this old yank bloke.
So we were going drink for drink until i realised that I couldn't understand a word he was saying anymore.
Ah the perils of mr Boozarooni.
Anyhow I thought i shoulfd beat a hasty one before he got to the
"I love you,everbuddyelsssisakunt,butiloveyooo"
stage.But I was carrying a very large and heavy bag...and by this point equally cumbersome liver,so In the light wind I was a hazard to myself and a disgrace to bicycle riders everywhere.
I did the wise thing locked me bike and got a cab.
Now if I had remembered where I had locked the bike this would have been a great boon,but woe is I etc I forewent that precaution.
Starbucks it's quite a cool word really,and yet Tarbucks isn't,curious.
Once more unto the ...and the rest


I just bought Dogma on DVD...yeah ooh Pol has a DVD player!!
Like some kinda fucking grown up.
Although I didn't buy it expresssly for a crystal clear frame by frame advance through salma hayek pole dancing has found itself relentlessly nudging through said scene.
What next? Trading Places!!
Sad sad sad.
Since I got the boot I have been out acting the gallah and generally larging.
Been quite fun really although yesterday I got paddled and found myself with a durry sticking out my face!
Start afresh this morning,but god I feel like someone has been fly tipping industrial waste into me lungs.
No more of that
I saw the yank general saying"Well we have pretty much been role playing when it comes to anything other than carpet bombing so we are going to let the Brits go into Baghdad first,what with the 35 years experience in city warfare in Ulster"
Dunno about you but I'd feel a bit shitmepantsscared to have the Iraqis in a city war with the yanks and there notoriously slip shod methods behind me.
Caught between Iraq and a hard place as it were.

Always leave on a high
I than gyou


Monday, April 07, 2003

dear all,well it seems to be something in the air!

just got laid off.

They lost a big job so suddenly there were squads of people on one smallish project,I was still on the 3 month trial so bingo,a very cheap dismissal.

It makes perfect sense financially.
Ah well the hunt for fulfilling work continues...So nthere will be no joy in the games industry then.
All I need is one year of solid work and I am in the balck and then some more saving and it is a triumphant return to Melbourne!!

well that's the plan at least.Actually I am pretty hopeful about another company called pitbull here in Newcastle,so if it means no relocation then it is good.
Soory I am rambling.
All the best on Pest Control Ian...which jujst checking the dates happened yesterday.
Well good luch after the event.

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

Just read the Madley bits I liked the Sophie Ellis Bextor thing
She gets no end of stick over here,particularly on "never mind the buzzcocks" eve you might have to explain what that is in greater detail.

Mark Lamarr the compere of this music quiz,after upsetting her when she was on the show,
"Ah Sophie..wide the wide face?"

Any show that has Lamarr,Sean Hughes Bill Bailey and Phil jupitus on it is alright

Not enough of an excuse for this shambles of a country,but still bloody good.


AAAARRGHH!!! I've just seen Keith Chegwin's willy on television!

my eyes....