Fashion faux pas #1

March 16, 2010

The jeans that caused the trouble

It all started off pretty well at the bank. I shoved my dubious deposit envelope into the “Express Deposits” slot in the wall. The metal and paint surrounding the slot were well worn so I knew I was in good company with lots of fellow misanthropes around. Even the juice bar was OK as I provided some business tips to the proprietor about how, in business; competitive immune systems were not the opposite of competition. His employee passed me my carrot and ginger juice, I waved “cheerio” and sauntered off along the gay boulevards of Innaloo mall. If only I had known what awaited me… Read the rest of this entry »


Eats, Shoots, Blues ‘n’ Roots 2009

April 19, 2009
LABJACD having a zany time

LABJACD having a zany time

Blues ‘n’ Roots 2009 @ Fremantle Esplanade

Every year, the Blues ‘n’ Roots festival makes its own unique demands upon music lovers. Chiefly, the complex logistics involved in AVOIDING some of the god-awful acts that play there. The John Butler Trio (Christ! Three times as bad as John Butler)? Missy Higgins (Jesus! Is she still barefoot?)? LABJACD (the notion that exuberance somehow creates good music)? Paul Kelly (pass the Nembutal)? Luka Bloom (what is Luka Bloom? Man? Woman? Algae?)? Read the rest of this entry »

Wolverine: Methinketh you doth seed too loudly

April 2, 2009


Was Wolverine’s “leaking” onto the torrents deliberate? In some ways the half-finished film is sexier than what it would likely be finished. Mmm, we’re seeing it with it’s clothes off… Raw CGI. Mwah, sends shivers up my geek back. Works for me. And no doubt works for the millions of teenagers now watching it (50K seeds when I peeked).

Maybe the kids can even finish it for 21st Century Faux! Rupert would be having a right laugh about that. Why leave the profit machine vulnerable to art. Just chuck it out there and let the “community” do the detail work.

Interestingly, the only media outlet that seems to be covering this story in any depth is the NY Times. I looked at Variety and (incredibly) couldn’t find it in the “news” listing. It’s a huge story, even if it doesn’t turn out to be deliberately leaked. No News Ltd coverage, unsurprisingly. Liev Schreiber’s great BTW.

Local Police Now Targeting: Women Removalists

April 2, 2009


Sub-Editing Skills Lost In Fire

February 11, 2009


“Australia fires claim more lives”


“Australia police target arsonists”

These two headlines are from the BBC News website. OK, I can hear you now. “Yeah, there’s an “N” missing from Australia, but geez Will, why be such a pedant about spelling and grammar?” Read the rest of this entry »

Internet Dating: Do You Want Lies With That?

January 29, 2009


When I was young it was pretty simple to find a girlfriend. You went to the pub, spotted someone you fancied, bought a jug of beer and yelled unintelligibly at each other over the noise the band was making. Then, if you were lucky, she’d come back to your house for some bongs, you’d have bad sex and then she’d move all her stuff into your place the next day. Read the rest of this entry »

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition: “West Australian Editor Dumped”

January 15, 2009


“West Australian Editor Dumped” reports Fairfax’s Schadenfreude Times; alongside a riveting article about a maverick cigarette butt. Well, that’s a fackin’ start, eh (er, the dumping, not the butt)? Now, Mr K. Stokes, can we pretty fackin’ please do something about Pam Casellas? Read the rest of this entry »