Psychologist – ‘Get Over It’

Darn good advice. From The Mercury: A well known Hobart psychologist has got some advice for those people still consumed with grief for Packed to the Rafters character Mel Rafter – get real. Dr Harry Stanton said people still feeling sad over the TV death were likely to be bored with their own lives, and …

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Beauty from Dust

This is neat. Scott Wade is an American artist who wanders around supermarket car parks looking for dirty cars. What he finds is dust. These are samples of what he leaves:

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Alex Anderson, Rest in Peace

One of my wife Kathy’s relatives was Alex Anderson, the creator of Rocky and Bullwinkle. I have never visited the US, and am sorry I never had the chance to meet him. Alex was one of the great pioneers of animation, and the creator of the first animated programme for TV, Crusader Rabbit. Rocky and Bullwinkle were …

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What’s Wrong With Machete

I like a good action movie. I suspect that the action movie demographic is primarily us rednecks. Liberal hippie types seem to like nancy movies like The English Patient. I watched that. I even tried to like it. But for heaven’s sake… Then there was Sex and the City, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, Steel …

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Stephanie Rice Loves Big Brother

Seeing Stephanie Rice sobbing her way through an apology for using the word faggot, acknowledging her dreadfulness, her betrayal of the Soviet everyone’s trust in her, and affirming that she really did love big brother gay people of all shapes and sizes, and everyone of any sexual preference at all, you might have thought you were …

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I Can’t Wait Not to See This

I really enjoyed Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy, starting with ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,’ and I really enjoyed the Swedish film version. It was well acted, perfectly paced, and captured the atmosphere of the book brilliantly. So news that Hollywood is planning on remaking the three films does not thrill me with anticipation. Rooney Mara …

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A Laugh for a Long Day

Phew! It has been a long couple of days – back from Bruce’s funeral, trying to catch up at work. It’s good to be busy, but this is getting ridiculous. Anyway, a couple of totally tasteless ads from the 11 Points blog: Nothing says Christmas fun like a rectal suppository! Nothing captures the spirit of …

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Dumb Headlines

My brother David sent me these, and I though they were worth sharing: Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter   Got to admire those zombie firearm skills Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says      Ya think? Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers       Now that’s taking things a bit far!  …

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Clever and Creepy

Lots of news about the 6th ROBO ONE GATE Biped Robot Competition. A few videos there, but this one is my favourite: Definitely more impressive than Roxxy the sex robot, and probably cheaper:

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Our Poofters are Better Than Their Poofters

I don’t know where I heard that phrase. I think was in a blokey discussion of the arts – Australia versus the US. Wherever it was, the consensus amongst the blokes was that our poofters were indeed better than their poofters. There was even a touch of pride in some of the accomplishments, say, of …

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Toddler Rules

I saw this a few years ago, but came across it again today and thought you might enjoy it: Toddler Property Rules If I like it, it’s mine. If it’s near me, it’s mine. If I can take it from you, it’s mine. If I had it before, it’s mine. If it looks like mine, …

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Darwin Awards

The 2009 Darwin Award winners have been announced. These are given to people who have done the gene pool a favour by removing themselves from it. I know it is not fair to laugh, but you just can’t help it. One sample: Traffic was moving slowly on southbound I-95. Shawn M. had recently left a …

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Crazy

Just a little music to end the day. One of my all time favourites, and the archetypal Patsy Kline song:

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Top 20 Highest Grossing Films

An interesting list of the top money-making films. Avatar has made it into the top ten in just two weeks. This makes two films by James Cameron in the top ten – Avatar and Titanic. Of the others, three of the top ten are Harry Potter movies, two are from the Pirates of the Carribean …

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More Advice For Tiger

via Hyscience Tiger Woods will recover as a golfer. Can he recover as a person? Brit Hume says it depends on his faith – what he needs is forgiveness and redemption. Brit’s answer: Think about what the Christian faith has to offer. Wow. It is interesting (and encouraging) to hear that kind of straight talking in a secular news …

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