Wednesday, February 26, 2003

My hands are wet, and I have wetted my key. This key is going into my wallet, later I will open it and wonder, "Why is my key wet?" And I will have forgotten. But since I am writing this down, I will not forget! This memory shall live, and not fade away into non existance like other memories.

How do we know that we forget some things, maybe those things never existed or happened in the first place. Don't mind me. It's all green. Haha.
Back to school on Monday.

Saturday, February 22, 2003

Check out Molly Pitcher, a great singer/songwriter duo. Be sure to download No One Loves a Folk Song. I love their voices, so very very nice. Bits of some reviews:
"[Molly Pitcher's] songs are melodically sophisticated yet straightforward and call to mind most of the great female artists of the folk revolution" Clay Steakley, Performing Songwriter

"A music so true and unaffected that it reincarnates melody as high art. There is simply no saccharine here; nothing sentimental and yet, bitterness and cynicism are also strangely and welcomingly absent." Akiva Daube, The Washington Square News

Thursday, February 20, 2003

NBC Scrubs - Episode Guide

I thought their rendition of West Side Story was good.
There was this ad on tv for a current affairs news show. There was black and white footage of grainy video of a woman tossing and turning in bed, while across the screen in big white letters were the words "NO SLEEP FOR 20 YEARS".

Just beneath that in the same big font, was a coundtown of the years, from 2003 down to 1983. Flash to a screen of an asian doctor, in his spiffy suit, saying "Zero sleep", then to a glass wearing researcher studying a video.

Doctor: "One of the worst chronic cases I've seen".
DEEP VOICEOVER: NOT ONE MINUTE.
Doctor: "Pamela's case is really the extreme".
DEEP VOICEOVER: NOT ONE WINK.
Pamela: "I'm frightened of dying".

All accompanied by a scary organ background song.

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

<--- Bridge Cam

Monday, February 17, 2003

These songs are sung by tripod, a great australian band who make real funny acoustic songs. Download these mp3s, which were originally performed live on triple j's breakfast radio show.

These are my faves:

Tripod - Boffin' Boffins
Tripod - Three Tenors/Miss Piggy
Tripod - Army Recruitment Song
Tripod - Urine Town - this one's great!
Tripod - Banana Rap - haha this one made me laugh so much
Tripod - Donate your body parts - hahaha, this guy does a great shaggy impersonation

There's plenty more great stuff here http://triplej.abc.net.au/breakfast/grabbag/default.htm

Saturday, February 15, 2003

smh.com.au - Your mobile company loves U most of all

Technology is also changing the language of love. On a mobile phone screen, Shakespeare's "shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" comes down to "HEY QT, IM THINKIN OF U" and "U R the 1 4 me", all at 25 cents a time.

Does anyone actually send messages like that?

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Lollies I used to buy from the corner shop #1


For some reason, all the packs seemed to have been sitting in the store for years, and the chocolate was always hard, but I ate them anyway. I've never had a fresh pack of Fads. And the paper that the chocolate was wrapped in was real hard to get off. According to the The Candy Cigarettes site, Fads were originally called Fags, but their name was changed, probably to distance themselves from their cancer causing cousins.

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

A Day in the Life - The concept is simple. Each day, one new photo will be posted on the site. A photographer is assigned to shoot one photo a day for seven days. The photo can be of anything the photographer wants. The only guideline is that the photo that's posted has to have been taken within the past 24 hours.

The purpose of the site is to show a wide range of photos from a wide range of place from an eclectic mix of photographers. You don't need be a professional photographer to contribute as this is really more about snapshots from our daily lives.

Monday, February 10, 2003

Photo Friday: Faucets





Yesterday, as I walked to the station, I see a guy and a girl walking along. The girl is about 10-15 centimetres taller than the guy, and they just looked weird with their arms around each other. As I was behind them, I noticed the guy was copping a feel down there, in the middle of the footpath, in a busy city street. I was tempted to yell, "Get a room!", but being the type of person who avoids possbile confrontations, I didn't.

Sunday, February 09, 2003

Unpopular Blonde Jokes
By Jason Albus

Q: How do blonde brain cells die?
A: That's a good question. Radiation, maybe.

Q: How do you change a blonde's mind?
A: Give her a convincing argument.

Q: How does a blonde kill a fish?
A: Many ways, I suppose; a knife or a hammer would work well.

Q: How do you amuse a blonde for hours?
A: Let her watch NBC's Must-See TV. Also, CBS has some pretty good shows on Thursday.

Q: What is the blonde doing when she holds her hands tightly over her ears?
A: Shielding her ears from a loud, piercing noise, probably.

Q: Why don't blondes have elevator jobs?
A: Because there aren't very many elevator jobs around anymore these days. Pretty much anyone can figure out how to run an elevator, except for blind people.


Courtesy of modernhumorist.com

Friday, February 07, 2003

Thursday, February 06, 2003

Infusion - Legacy (Junkie XL Remix)
Days seem shorter than they are
Finish counting all the stars
Feel the years wind down again
Another paycheck to cash in
May the lord of flesh and bone
Leave you some to call your own
As we slowly feel our way
Through another shapeless day

Up the hill to sow some seed
Nostalgia's warmth is all we need
Past dissapointments turn to steam
We're superheros in our dreams
Throw the radio up high
Watch it drown out half the sky
Synaesthesia colored blue
Aquaman knows what to do

Ah yes, the cyclic futility of life encapsulated in song. At least, that's how I see it. If I were older, these lyrics would make me want children.

Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Two words I encounter a lot whilst reading blogs: procrastinate, and belated.

Tuesday, February 04, 2003

I used to think that my favourite colour was green. How wrong I was. The truth is, I just liked green flavoured confectionery, both minty and limey variations of the flavouring. The other day I noticed that most of my clothes were not coloured green, but were in fact blue. In conclusion, my favourite colour for clothes (shirts) is blue, and my favourite colour for candy is green.

Sunday, February 02, 2003

smh.com.au - Surgeon in strife after botching it big time

A Harley Street cosmetic surgeon who carried out two botched penis enlargement procedures was yesterday struck off the medical register.

Dr Ravi Kant Agarwal, 54, of Stockport, Greater Manchester, was found guilty of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council in Manchester.

The hearing heard that following one operation, Dr Agarwal's patient was left with a penis shorter than before the procedure and disfigured.

The GMC was told that Mr A saw an advertisement in the magazine Men's Health in 1997 and was interested in the £3250 ($9500) procedure.

On May 9 that year, the 47-year-old underwent the procedure.

Mr A told the hearing that he passed out with shock after seeing his penis following the operation in Manchester. He said it was black, shorter and deformed.

"I was in severe pain," he added.

Garrie Dunk, 42, of Sheffield, told the GMC he went to have his penis enlarged in May 1997 in order to help his career as a male stripper.

After the operation he said he could not go to the toilet for two days, adding: "There was tremendous swelling for about six or seven weeks."

Chairman of the GMC's professional conduct committee, Professor Denis McDevitt, said Dr Agarwal had exploited the vulnerability of both Mr A and, in particular, Mr Dunk.


Ouch.
smh.com.au - Executed family may be victims of vendetta

A Chinese Australian family executed in their home yesterday might have been the innocent victims of a professional vendetta.

The 55-year-old woman, her 23-year-old daughter and 27-year-old son were found shot dead inside their Ashton Square apartment at Rockdale before dawn.

A man described as being of African descent, and believed to be an employee of the dead family's father, was charged yesterday with three counts of murder, one count of aggravated armed robbery and one of aggravated breaking and entering. He will appear in Parramatta Local Court today.

"It had to be organised. Someone switched off the power to the end three apartments before it happened," said one couple.

Forensic police, fingerprint and photogrammetry experts remained inside the residential compound yesterday afternoon, as firearms sniffer dogs scoured the garden areas of the complex.

More crazy crime, this time with three people dead.

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