Thursday, January 30, 2003 - Slow, tortuous death for family-man accountant forced to swallow acid

Detective Sergeant Col Taylor speaks in mortified tones of the acid-attack murder of a Sydney chartered accountant, Dominic Li.

"It was calculated, it was a slow torture for three weeks," the Asian Crime Squad officer says of the agony endured by Mr Li before he succumbed to internal burn injuries suffered when forced to swallow hydrochloric acid in an attack at his Concord home.

The attack at 7.30am on December 13, which burnt away Mr Li's oesophagus and blinded him in the left eye, was carried out by two men dressed as parcel delivery couriers. Mr Li's wife answered the door and had fetched her husband to take the package.

But when he opened the security door he was wrenched onto the path by the men who both brandished pistols. The men screamed abuse and swore at the couple as they forced Mr Li to swallow the acid which also contained another poisonous chemical.

This is so fucking evil. And the thing is, if they had come for me, I would have been like, "Yes! I got a package, where do I sign?"

Monday, January 27, 2003

I was watching the superbowl on SBS, and Shania Twain was performing during the half time break. I don't know if it's just me, but I thought the way the crowd surrounding the stage were acting seemed a little contrived. How crazy can you get for Shania Twain anyway? Maybe they're all Shania fans, I don't know... And then her mechanical podium crane thingo was sorta funny.
I don't know if all NFL games are like this, but it seems like there's more entertainment than actual football. Perhaps since Superbowl is such a special occasion, then a fireworks display, or four, is warranted. Also, there's about a zillion people standing by the sidelines. It's all so different to rugby league.
One more thing, the ref looks funny when he makes his little announcements, because there's a huge delay from when he says something until you actually hear it.
In conclusion, I'd rather watch tennis.

Friday, January 24, 2003

Waking Life - great "thinking" movie! I loved how they included the concept of lucid dreaming, and the whole reality testing thing. The philosophical monologues do go on for a long time, but they were interesting enough to keep my interest piqued. And the opening scene was great, two kids playing with one of those foldy paper thingo's.

You know, the folded paper thingos you make, where you stick your fingers in the holes, and you say, "Choose a number". Then your friend says, "7". So you you flap the bits 7 times, and then say, "Choose another number". Then your friend says, "3". So you flap the bits 3 times, and then you say "Choose another number, again". Then they say, "5". So you open up the flap marked "5" and read out the fortune that you had earlier written. "You smell like dog poo". - Greer now enjoys young boys

Germaine is a paedophile!
Oh man, those jelly vodka cups kicked my ass, and I emptied my stomach into the toilet... YUMMY!! Don't do more of these if you don't get drunk straight away, they tend to sneak up on you and punch you in the head.

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Just had six slices of hot buttered toast. I like to have the butter ready on the knife before the toast pops up, so that I can spread it on while the toast is still steamy hot, and all the butter melts, and it's all runny and stuff. Now that's good eatin'!
I've never broken my arm, but thinking about it makes me feel weird. The actual arm breaking would be pretty bad, since the fact that your bones are snapping apart is never really a good thing. But, having a cast would make you go crazy, well I know I'd go crazy. I'd hate to have an itch under the cast that you just can't reach, because itches are damn annoying, and you always get them where you can't scratch them.

Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Sunday, January 19, 2003 - Cool school - but what would the Fonz think?

Children at an English school have been banned from throwing snowballs at their classmates unless they ask their target's permission first. In a move that rewrites the rules of playground winter warfare, pupils at Fairway Middle School, Norwich, have been told they will be punished if they launch sneak attacks. - Telegraph, London


Friday, January 17, 2003

Warheads spur deception fears: Hill -

Latest media war-mongering catch-phrase that I've noticed - "smoking gun" and "WMD" (weapons of mass destruction).

You are going to think this is strange, but it works every time. You tell the guy you’re going to count to five. You don’t say why. You just do it. “ONE,” then, while apparently inhaling for “TWO,” you fucking tear out of there and run as fast as you can. No idea why this works, it just does. There’s a three-second interval where he’s thinking, “Hey, he said he was going to count to five,” and that is all you need to make your getaway.
Drawback: You will be known as a pussy if there’s even a remote possibility you could have won.
sdrawkcab is backwards backwards.
People who type rawr seem to exhibit reverse anthropomorphic tendencies.

Thursday, January 16, 2003 At a glance: Breakdown: The Very Best Euphoric Chillout Mixes

Ah yes, euphoric chillout mixes of great trance songs, the exact niche music genre I want to hear more of. I would buy this, but at 15 Brit pounds plus another 20 pounds (probably) for shipping, equals 140 AUD (approximately).

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Man slain by fighting cock -

January 15 2003
A man died after being hit in the groin by a fighting fowl in the southern Philippines, police said today.
Elmer Mariano was helping prepare the gamecock for a fight in Zamboanga on Sunday when a blade strapped to its leg accidentally slipped out of the sheath and inflicted a major wound.
Mariano died on the way to the hospital. It was not known what happened to the gamecock.
Cockfighting is a popular and legal pastime in this country. The gamecocks wear razor-sharp blades or "spurs" on their legs, which they use in battles which sometimes end in death.


Tragically hilarious.

So I looked outside the front window, and there's a giant antenna lying on the ground. I don't know where it came from, or why it's there.

When I was younger I used to watch a lot of television, and one of my favourite shows was The Gummi Bears. Although I can't remember what happened in many of the episodes, I do remember enjoying it a lot. I enjoyed it so much that I took it upon myself to make my own concotion of Gummi, and I would store it in a film canister. I don't remember what the ingredients were, probably just Coke and sugar.

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

syn·es·the·sia also syn·aes·the·sia    n.
  1. A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color.

  2. A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus applied to another, as in referred pain.

  3. The description of one kind of sense impression by using words that normally describe another.

I like this word, I wanted my blog to be named this but it was already taken. Boohoo. What a difference it makes when I use correct capitalisation. Maybe this should be a permanent thing, since many people find it annoying when I don't use capitals.

Today as I was walking to the station, I heard this yelling coming from a house. A mixed race couple and their child were walking away from the house, where an old lady stood on the front porch, screaming angrily at them. As I walked by, the guy said to me, "Watch out, she's crazy". So from that little encounter, I will automatically assume that the old lady was not happy with her daughter marrying and procreating with a person that was not also from a similar ethnic background. Remember this is just pure speculation. I'm guessing the couple just wanted their son/daughter (I didn't notice what it was) to visit his/her grandparents, but instead of a warm welcome, they were given the cold shoulder. Or I could be totally wrong about everything. I'll never know.

Monday, January 13, 2003

i made green jelly, and i put these jelly baby lollies in them. it's really sweet and stuff. it tastes good.

Sunday, January 12, 2003

do your ears hang low
do they wobble to and fro
can you tie them in a knot
can you tie them in a bow
can you toss them over your shoulder
like a regimental soldier
do your ears hang low

Saturday, January 11, 2003 - Iraqi oil may be taken as 'spoil of war'

This is your fucking stability my main man.

Friday, January 10, 2003

i can't find my cafe del mar volume 7 cd. i want to hear aromabar - winter pageant again.

Thursday, January 09, 2003

i hate those flash movie things where they trick you into concentrating on something, and then a scary picture of a bloody dead monster zombie creature pops up and scares the shit out of you. it's happened to me three or four times now, so whenever i watch a flash animation, i'm always expecting some crazy shit to scare me.

Tuesday, January 07, 2003

someone from google wanted the lyrics to lustral - broken. i listened to both my versions, lustral - broken (lustral remix) and the way out west remix and the lyrics are the same. so to the mysterious surfer, here is my interpretation of what she is singing (i love her voice):

in every heart there is regret
while they soon repair, they dont forget
??? fears
through the pain, through the years
these are the thoughts that i can't see
but my eyes cant hide, the way i feel
there are no angels at my side
i am weak, i am tired(?)

because i miss you
you know its true
i am broken
do you miss me too?
can we recapture
the life we knew
i am broken
i am missing you

i am afraid of what i see
but my world is sane(???)
when i dream
when i sleep
you are here

repeat chorus

this is my new favourite song...
a couple of years ago, i registered the domain name from i had it pointed to some message board, or something, i can't remember. but the real reuters wanted my domain, and they allege that i had porn on the domain. which i did not. but here are the faxes from their lawyers. they first say its that has sexually explicit material on it, then they say its, then its back to again. anyway, in the end nothing happened, i just lost my free domain.


Monday, January 06, 2003

no hay banda! mulholland dr is the craziest weirdest movie i've seen. craaaazy. the camera sweeps and the music kept making me think some big scary ass dead monster zombie was gonna jump out and make me shit my pants.

Sunday, January 05, 2003

currently listening to:
hydra - affinity (original mix) - good dreamy trance song
sonorous - protonic (ronski speed mix) - excellent track, nice indeterminable lyrics
solar stone - solar coaster (mid way remix) radio rip - more dreamy cool vocals, i love the synths at 3:06, nice buildup
lustral - broken (way out west remix) - this song is a really nice chilled trance breaky song with soothing vocals. i'm talking polar bears and penguins cool. sorta reminds me of moby, but way better.


i really like these songs, just get all of them, if you're into trance that is...

Friday, January 03, 2003

scrubs is funny. i like it.

Wednesday, January 01, 2003

does a persons playlist, cd and dvd collection define them as a person?

probably not
i went to see bowling for columbine today. i thought it was a great documentary, makes you laugh, and makes you cry (i was too much of a man to cry).

i learned a lot from it:
  • marilyn manson is a very smart, sensitive person.
  • whereas charleton heston is not.
  • there are a lot of crazy gun nuts in america
  • canada seems like a nice place to live
  • american high schools are a lot bigger and nicer than my high school
  • american high schools have closed circuit cameras