Review: Doctor Who (Series 4)

June 27, 2008

British newspaper columnist AA Gill famously described the Welsh people as “stunted, small-minded, ugly pugnacious trolls,” following up with the assessment that nothing of any merit ever emerged from Wales. But Gill appears to have completely missed the singularly best thing to come out of that vowel-challenged land – Doctor Who. That such great TV can be produced by the BBC in what one would assume to be a production backwater obsessed with male choirs and coal is nothing short of a triumph. Read the rest of this entry »


The Argument For Boudoir Photography

June 24, 2008

Au contraire, this isn’t some diatribe concerning appalling media pics of female politicians. It’s about Kevin Rudds.

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Docker Pav Moonlighting?

June 24, 2008

Aren\'t they paying enough?

Thanks to docker_tragic for this intriguing porno boxcover which appears to show ever-reliable-goal-kicker Matthew Pavlich reverse skull-fucking the Dalai Lama while flipping a victory sign with his right hand. It might be interesting to contemplate which one of those events is more unlikely. No word on where this curio came from (thank god). Read the rest of this entry »

Inside Man: Who Said Blaxploitation Was Dead?

June 14, 2008

Movie Review: Inside Man

Remember Superfly, that blaxploitation pic from the early 70s? It was notable in that the soundtrack out-grossed the movie itself, a feat I’m not sure has been repeated since. As well as some seminal music from Curtis Mayfield, the movie also had some killer dialogue. Youngblood Priest, the coke-dealing hero(?) is planning one last drug deal to set himself up so he can quit the mean streets of the ghetto. His buddy doesn’t want him to quit, imploring him; “Why you wanna quit Priest? You got an 8-track stereo and a colour TV in every room. You’re living the American dream!” Read the rest of this entry »

Joondalup Community Art Exhibition

June 7, 2008

“What I have in mind is that art may be bad, good or indifferent, but, whatever adjective is used, we must call it art, and bad art is still art in the same way that a bad emotion is still an emotion.”
Marcel Duchamp

“Bad art is a great deal worse than no art at all.”
Oscar Wilde

City of Joondalup Community Art Exhibition
(until the 21st June at Lakeside Shopping City)

This exhibition of mostly paintings (all for sale) by Joondalup residents raises some intriguing questions. Firstly, how is it possible that in Joondalup, a city of 100,000 people, there are no artists? Statistically, that would seem quite unlikely to me, but it appears irrefutable once you have a gander at this little lot. Read the rest of this entry »

Trust Your Gomi Senses, Glasshopper…

June 4, 2008

Curbside Scavenging Report: Subiaco

Six weeks I’ve been gomi hunting
And every night, I dream of Subi
They say junk is what you’ll find there
But shit, it worked for me

For I’ve come South gomi hunting
I always scab, off the verge
Now I’m fossicking here in Subi
And my brain, it’s taken leave

(with apologies to The Warumpi Band and Neil Murray.)

A total gomi mind-set and presence. If you have it then you will be inexplicably drawn to a particular pile of trash, and, usually, extract some morsel of interesting tat. Thus, for me, a casual scavenging jaunt to Subi during their rubbish throw-out yielded up a car-full of unpricelessly fabulous trash in less than an hour. Read the rest of this entry »