Thursday, July 31, 2003

oddly, this is very similar to the way in which i proposed to feisty.....

found.... at foundmagazine, which is a well groovy site that beth pointed me at

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

If anyone doesn't go and see Intacto on Sunday then they're very stupid.. just... go, ok?

Monday, July 28, 2003

I obviously didn't look closer at the halo on that poster when I was in the cinema - scissors and scalpels - niiice.

The film festival hasn't been that bad, no really it hasn't, honestly etc etc. There were definitely good bits in all films - and after watching demonlover, I know how to drug people on aeroplanes. How's that for edumacation?
Today was more consistently good. (James Hewison will be pleased to hear. Anyone else notice that he's channelling Roger Moore in his publicity photo at the front of the MIFF guide?)
Talk Straight: The World of Rural Queers - a bit of a gem, from the groovy bossa nova music throughought to the delightfully camp old gent in his "Uncle Monty" pad... It's a German film with all these guys who live with their parents, so they could afford to go to hotels and attend "Leather Jeans Parties" every weekend. Defiinitely worth a looksee.
Noi Albinoi - maybe I'll just wait until Harry has seen this before I post any comments - suffice to say I enjoyed it...

like cute gothic chicks?

well so do i!

here's one i prepared earlier:

May: showing at MIFF.

i'll do my feisty-like film round up later this week.

well that is all well and good but what about us european monkeys?

kindly send by return of post one divital videographic phonogramme for my perusal.



So, the film festival has started, and it's a horrible time of year to lose your good-at-choosing-films fu. So far, our film choices have been mixed... what I thought would be good was pants, and what I thought would be good was pa-- oh hang on.

The Grudge - didn't scare me as much as I think it was supposed to, but other than that, it was cool. But I do have to say, I'm glad I don't have about 19 cats, ar a crazy mother in law in the spare room.
House of 1000 Corpses - I kind of wanted this one to be scary, but with Rob Zombie directing, it didn't really happen that way... more of a white trash zombie gore fest, but it had a few creepy moments (moving scarecrows, dolls). Strangely, the guy who played Denise's father in HO1KC (god, I'm funny... or maybe it's 1am, and I'm wakeful) was in an episode if Buffy we watched the next day. The guy who played Captain Spaulding was a find - if only for his tshirt collection.
Demonlover - oh dear. It had a plot, but then the plot went off set to be in a more interesting movie, and unfortunately, the film carried on for about an hour after that. It could have worked so well! And someone please has to help gina gershon pick (or get picked for) better films.
Kaidohmahru & Interstella 5555 - the first one was a bit of a waste of time, the second one was much better but it was still watching a Daft Punk album.

The good thing is, we've been warned by about 6 people now not to watch La Vie Nouvelle so at least that's one ticket saved!

Thursday, July 24, 2003

Monday, July 21, 2003

and, indeed, the evidence is presented here. a thousand buxx0rs? nice one guys, does that mean you've officially only now spent $A129853.00 on this fillum? Then again, as Bobby Bowfinger says, that's only what the studios tell you. In reality, every film is made for only $2,184.00

Congratulations! We had our fingers crossed for you... we get Showtime on poxtel so we'll keep a lookout - just a shame we don't have a video recorder that works...

And oh yeah, will we ever get to see the meisterwerk? Still haven't seen either of them!

Friday, July 18, 2003

Via Calendar of US Military Dead during Iraqi War.

July 14: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sgt. Roger D. Rowe, 54, Bon Aqua, Tenn., was killed on July 9 in Iraq. Rowe died as a result of an enemy sniper attack. Rowe was assigned to the 1174th Troop Command, in Columbia, Tenn.

The Department of Defense announced today that Lance Cpl. Jason Andrew Tetrault, 20, Moreno Valley, Calif., was killed in Kuwait on July 9 in a vehicle accident. Tetrault was assigned to 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

July 15: The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Cpt. Paul J. Cassidy, 36, of Laingsburg, Mich., died July 13 in Camp Babylon, Iraq. Cassidy died as a result of non-combat injuries. This incident is under investigation. Cassidy was assigned to the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion in Wis.

Sgt. Michael T. Crockett, 27, of Soperton, Ga., was killed on July 14 in Baghdad, Iraq. Crockett was on patrol when he came under RPG attack. Crockett was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Spc. Joshua M. Neusche, 20, of Montreal, Mo., died July 12 in Homburg Hospital, Germany. Neusche died from a non-combat cause. Neusche was assigned to the 203rd Engineer Battalion, in Joplin, Mo.

Spc. Christian C. Schulz, 20, of Colleyville, Texas, died July 11 in Baqubah, Iraq. Schulz died as a result of non-combat injuries. This incident is under investigation. Schulz was assigned to the 3rd Troop, 67th Armor Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

July 16: The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Jaror C. Puello-Coronado, 36, Pocono Summit, Pa., died on July 13 at Camp Edson, Iraq. Puello-Coronado was manning a traffic point when the operator of a dump truck lost control of the vehicle. Puello-Coronado was struck by the truck and died of his injuries. Puello-Coronado was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 310th Military Police Battalion, in Uniondale, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today that Lance Cpl. Cory Ryan Geurin, 18, of Santee, Calif., was killed in Babylon, Iraq, on July 15. He was standing post on a palace roof in Babylon when he fell approximately 60 feet. Geurin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Only two out of this week's eight deaths were combat related? The Iraqis should just sit back and let things take their 'natural' course; the US regularly 'lose' men to training accidents, most famously, in the V-22 Osprey.

"It's no good, Cap'n! I cannae give ye any more lateral controol!"

For those who weren't aware, Senor bill and I decided to start growing our own veggies and herbs and suchlike... basilbeetrootlemongrasschivesvietnamesemintsnowpeasbayolivesrocketbroccolinectarines potatoescarrotscumquatskaffirlimeparsleygrapefruitapplesapricotsrosemarymintonionoreganomushroomsandcorn.

Here is our corn in comparison to a freshly harvested shroom.

I think we planted the corn a little bit late.

Thursday, July 17, 2003

From, of all places, seek.

Web Developer

So you were a top Web Developer, once, many years ago, until the “correction”. Now nobody cares and you are shunned in public, much as lepers were in the fifteenth century. Your modern-day equivalent of the chiming bell and vile burbling exclamations of “Unclean! Unclean!” is the obnoxious ringtone on your expensive mobile. There’s a good chance you listen to either Sisters of Mercy and Bauhaus or elaborate Paul Oakenfold remixes, with a bit of bootlegged Chemical Brothers thrown in for good measure. Maybe you find yourself missing the ashtray completely, and your ESC through F3 keys are thoroughly clogged up with burned, cancerous grey flakes. For better or for worse, you’re familiar with such repugnant images as and know what STFU means. In all probability your beverage of choice is Jolt/Columbian Cola, and you have the weeping stomach ulcers to prove it. You give copies of Photoshop 7.0 to your friends, thereby depriving a fat CEO somewhere of a heated driveway. You have a world-crushing collection of MP3s. Your author of choice: Neal Stephenson or William Gibson. You have every volume of Gaiman’s Sandman series, though you decided after Volume III that it`s all a bit of a wank. Sometimes, you pretend you are in The Matrix. Your half-elf mage/rogue is at Level 9, and has actually worked out how to put a Bag of Holding within another Bag of Holding without imploding Ravenloft. You can pronounce "Urotsukidoji" without hurting yourself, and can rocket-jump better than anyone you know. You have a bit of an attitude when it comes to Windows XP, and you like to recompile kernels.

Your spine looks like a u-bend.

Others may call you freakish. We call you lovely. And in reward for your loveliness, we would like to offer you this mildly exciting opportunity, if your idea of excitement is a RAM upgrade:

This is a fun little two week contract for a reasonably experienced Web Developer with plenty of HTML (well, duh), JavaScript and ASP know-how. Ideally you will also be fluent in the, and I quote, “uploading of ASP pages from a SAP business connector”. I said that out loud and Shub-Niggurath appeared and attempted to devour my soul through some impressive shambling and ominous tentacle-writhing, so I won’t investigate it any further.

But anyway, that’s the deal. Either you like it or you don’t, and we’re not about to tell you either way. It’s a two week contract for a company here in the city, and will probably be paying about $25 per hour, commensurate with experience. So apply now (or don’t), or call Gary Fernandes for more information.

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

I got kicked out of university after delivering a brilliant lecture on the aggressive influence of German philosophy on rock and roll entitled "You, Kant, Always Get What You Want".

you have to love hedwig

Monday, July 14, 2003


Friday, July 11, 2003

It seems it may have been a trap. /fark

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Yeah, I kinda thought about three quarters of the way through doing it that it had been done before. Well, that's your brain working at 3am for you. Or not as the case may be.

And everyone can stop talking about babies - god, they seem to be everywhere lately!

I didn't want to say in case I had hallucinated the entire Dick Smith thing.
Anyhow am awfully unrested after having a dream where I lost my sisters* baby,it was very small and in an ashtray and I lost it.
I know it's nonsense but it really upset me when I awoke.

*not Ingrid but somebody who i seemed to think was a sister....dreams?

Thursday, July 03, 2003

WTF? European army mobile phone logos. Surreal. And RIP Blues Brothers Late Show ... I did actually see it at Richmond once, but I was too young to 'get it'. I'm pretty sure that was 86 or 87.

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Alex,it's funny you should mention that but I was getting a lift in today and said I like the early eighties logo over the door.
Rico piped up yeah it awful ain't it?...I should never have drawn it.

Ah err sorry 'bout that etc.

BUt fortuneatly we saw the funny side.

The dickheads thing,am I right in saying that this is Dicjk Smith the man who almost ruined cheese by bringing out a version with him on it.

I miss Dick Smith and redheads and 4n20's And Solo (for it is lightly aereated) ans big M's and vegemite and you lot and crumpled packs of Stuyvos and long blacks and machiattos,coffees that don't come in bucket sizings,and souvlaki and counter meals and the insane phenomena that is the
Melbourne junkies (lifes great the place is smashing ...let's shoot up and suck dicks for a living) Hats,they don't wear hats over here,only burberry baseball caps which is now regarded as the official tartan of the clan Mc Bogan.
Mrs Noodle Bob,do you still have that anti Bill Bryson rant? as I have the powerful urge to make it up into a scrol and have said scroll tattooed onto my back.

I am in good spirits and am looking fwd to getting into some work,I just miss you alll and Melbourne in General.

Today I am learning Maya



Pol do they still have the Roger Dean-esque logo? or do they have a spirally armadillo or something.

I reccomend you commence attending the gym in a purple spandex leotard, with leg warmers etc. Irene Cara / Jane Fonda LPs optional. That'll fix 'em. Hooray for employment!

Feistydenfordpennis, permission to stencil your dickheads all over melbourne SAH!

Only you'll have to do the colour separations for me pls kthxbye. Why not go the whole hog - red/black/white. And rough the whole lot up like the dick image so it appeals to advertising executives and other assorted wankage.

Umm anyone for a skate? (^_^)

Here's me south of Leeds,in a seat in front of a frankly spanky machine with a huge sore head from it already.

this company has a gym.... thought that they were joking,but they really do.

now available on



Tuesday, July 01, 2003

From Penny Arcade. Couldn't resist...