American Myths: In the Valley of Elah, National Treasure 2 – Book of Secrets

May 31, 2008

Movie review: In the Valley of Elah, National Treasure 2 – Book of Secrets

Video stores make me prickly. Whenever I enter one I feel like I’m wearing a sign that says; “LOSER: he doesn’t have anything better to do with his life than watch television.” Gawking at box covers with other plebs just adds to the overbearing sentiment of mindless consumer subservience. And later, to add insult to injury and complete the victimisation process, you have to RETURN the goddamn thing. Read the rest of this entry »


Hedgehog Happenings

May 30, 2008

From the ABC. Yeah, yeah, I know that the link with Perth is tenuous, well, non-existent actually. But it was too good to pass up.


Art Menagerie: The Horn Collection

May 23, 2008

Hans Arkeveld, I think

The Horn Collection, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

Bunbury and art. Strange bedfellows perhaps, but Perthetic art snobs could do worse than take the trip south to view a sampling of the Horn Collection now showing at Bunbury Regional Art Galleries (until June 15th). Read the rest of this entry »


Gomi, Gomi, Gone

May 20, 2008

Pourquoi tout le mauvais art est-il si grand ?

Curbside Scavenging Report: Nedlands

The astonishingly successful gomi hunting jaunt we undertook in Floreat a month back had us well primed for a curbside scavenging expedition to Nedlands this week. Just thinking about the unpricelessful junk that awaited us in the rich-bastard suburb made our gomi glands fully engorged. Read the rest of this entry »


Yo, Biatch! Where Do I Pay My Parking Fine?

May 18, 2008

Recruitment section of Saturday\'s West

Tip for job hunters who might want to work for the local council, sorry, I mean “Team Stirling”: Get ink declaring your allegiance to your council and wear a pair of red heels.


Get Real

May 17, 2008

Garry Pumfrey

What a funny old fellow is Pumfrey,
He paints all manner of shite,
He likes his Belgian linen,
And Kwinana’s his favourite place,
Which is hardly so very surprising,
He’s a really obsessed detailist,
What a painterly fellow is Pumfrey,
Pumfrey the factory loving realist!

Terraform II, Turner Galleries

Garry Pumfrey’s new exhibition of photorealistic works, Terraform II (Turner Galleries, until 14 June), delivers a deliciously tart rejoinder to the mindless boomtown rhetoric that Western Australians are currently immersing themselves in. Read the rest of this entry »


Beach Bumsex

May 15, 2008

Never mind the quality, feel the width...

Thanks (?) to Shaz for this pic, which she reckons depicts a fellow auto-sodomising at Scarborough beach while eating a Mrs Mac’s pie. We prefer to believe it’s a new CoastWatch initiative.