Monday, January 31, 2005

"Art theft, believe it or not, is the third biggest black market in the world. After drugs and guns, it seems, comes Picasso and Dali. Art theft costs the world between five and eight billion dollars a year, according to the FBI and Interpol."

I just thought you'd want to know.

Pirates of the Carribean - l33t 5tyl3

the most worrying thing here being, according to both Harry and myself, is that we can read it.

Silence of the Lambs - The Musical!

Featuring such showstoppers as "Put the Fucking Lotion in the Basket"

It rubs the lotion on its skin
It does this when it's told
It rubs the lotion on its skin
Or else it gets the hose
And when it's done there's one more thing
A simple little task, it's:
Put the fucking lotion in the basket.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Hello chasps ... I've only just remembered I have a login here and so am going to take a moment away from my regular livejournal (username 'b0rken') ramblings (their servers, all gazillion of them, are down, apparently) to fill you in on the crawling horror of my everyday machinations.

A year ago last September I was 'roughed up' in town near cnr. swanston and lonsdale ... a 'guardian angel' type soul spotted the chicanery and thus we have a trial to attend shortly. Unfortunately for me, recently on the great vic bike ride my head exploded in a post-traumatic stress scenario and i started eating my bathers, land swimming at the beach and other such eccentric acts that only the English aristocracy can get away with. I must have especial genes or sommat.

Umm where was I. Whinge whinge. Yes, I'm orff to shout at rocks at Phillip Island with fithir and stepmithir and halfbrithir for about a week, so I'll be even less contactabubble that I usually am. ping me on +614 0155 6475 if yez want to catch up ... hope you're all well and coping with the seasonal affectation disorder 'january slump'. Foowzeh got any typing ya need done?

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Germaine Greer leaves Big Brother house:

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2005/01/12/1105423534021.html

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

I do know about art, AND I know what I like.

And it's David Shrigley

he's from glasgow in fact from the same neighbourhood as me so it all is very familiar.

love


Pol x

Monday, January 10, 2005

the current iteration of Celebrity Big Brother in the UK has Germaine Greer in it.

I know this sounds like news from a parralell and peculiar dimension but it is true.



sillly old cow.



Friday, January 07, 2005

I don't watch Big Brother. I'm not above trash TV, I just find this one a bit boring as the cast are almost always repulsive (& not in the fascinating 'America's Next Top Model' way). However I am intrigued by the fact that Germaine Greer is going to be in the next UK house. Some of her comments in this article are 'unsettling' at best eg., "It's going to be hard for me to remember to have my bits covered.", but this one is just odd, "It's going to be embarrassing if I get drunk or if I get off with anyone. I won't tolerate anal intercourse."

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

This may be an odd way to first mention the tsunami on the blog, but I thought I best share it as I was unaware until now that so many Scots were caught in the disaster. The quote below is from a Thai aid group or official (a colleague in Thailand emailed it in today) -
"Our relief efforts are beginning to take effect, but please note that a lot of Westerners aren't comfortable with the kind of food we've been providing. If people could start donating more bread and potatoes that would be great"

BTW - Happy Christmas to you too, Pol. Hope the toe heals quickly.