Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Myf to Triple M


Thanks to news.com for giving me horrible news. (and Shane). Officially Myf sucks.

TRIPLE J darling and Spicks and Specks star Myf Warhurst looks set to join Peter Helliar as a co-host on Triple M's new Melbourne breakfast radio show.

Sources tell Confidential that the deal is all but done, and that Warhurst will vacate her Sydney breakfast slot on the ABC youth network for the gig at Triple M next year.

It will be the first commercial venture for Warhurst, who has also developed a cult following for her role on Spicks and Specks.

She has been described as the ABC's accidental "It girl", a tag Warhurst finds strange.

"People just look at you like they know you, but they don't know where they know you from," she told the Herald Sun this year.

"I think people have been disappointed when they meet me. It's like, 'You don't look anything like the girl on the telly' and I'm like, 'C'mon'."

Warhurst grew up in regional Victoria and started in radio as Merrick and Rosso's showbiz reporter on Triple J in 1999.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Robyn is here?

Ok, so I've been enjoying the Robyn tracks that Triple J have been playing lately and decided to download the album. I downloaded something, and through a slight mishap I ended up with the wrong album, which led me to this discovery...



and



SAME FUCKING PERSON!!!!?!!! Seriously, who knew?

(Do you think Triple J knows, or are they just keeping it a big secret? lol)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Monkography

Here's a cute little animation done by Brendon Mikronis, with Audio by my boyfriend Shane Andison. I loved it when I saw it, so I thought I'd share it with you all. What do you think?

Monday, August 06, 2007

Execution style shooting in a school car park


Three teenagers lined up against wall, shot in head | NEWS.com.au
* Teens lined up against wall, shot in head
* Shooting took place in school carpark
* Victim's sister wounded, recovering in hospital

THREE teenagers were lined up against a wall of a school carpark and shot in the head in a shocking triple murder in the US for which police have found no motive.

While the precise ages of the victims was not immediately known, reports from the scene in New Jersey have said they were all teenagers.

Identification tags from Delaware State University were found on the bodies, police have said.

The three were killed execution-style in a school carpark in Newark. They were named as Ofemi Hightower, Terrance Aeriel and Deshawn Harvey.

A fourth victim was wounded in the shooting. The injured 19-year-old woman was the sister of one of those murdered.

She is recovering in hospital.

Police have said they have made no arrests and have no idea of the motive behind the shocking slayings.

A spokesman for the local prosecutor's office said: "All four were good kids".

"They never had any issues with the law," the spokesman was quoted by the NJ.com website as saying. "It's a real tragedy."

That report suggested there may have been a confrontation between the victims and another group before the killings.

It said the shootings took place near the playground of the Mt Vernon School.


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Thanks to Matt for forwarding this article. Even thought the death toll is smaller, this actually hits me far worse than things like the Columbine or Virginia Tech shootings. You are able to put them down to the impetuousness, and the mental trauma of youth, and while you can't condone it, you can understand it. This to me seems far more cold-blooded, and planned.


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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Es gibt kein bier auf Hawaii

So, today I am viewing my wonderful Cute Overload email, where the following video was featured...




I nearly had a heart attack with laughing. For those of you who don't speak German, which I know is a lot of you, this is a song my grandfather and my mother both sang to me when I was little to make me laugh when I was sad...the rough translation of which goes something like this:

There is no beer in Hawaii
There is no beer
That's why I'll never go to Hawaii
That's why I'll stay here.

Hands up if the dog didn't really look like it wanted beer or Hawaii!!

That all just made me laugh. A completely innappropriate song for a dog in a completely innappropriate position.

And you so you don't think I've denied you all, a quick translation of the end of the song which is not used in the video:

It is so hot in Hawaii
There are no cool spots
And because of all the huula-ing
The thirst just won't go away.

So there you go, a little taste of the crazy German mentality, and a cute video to boot. :)


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Monday, July 30, 2007

LOL CATZ is teh bomzors


I simply thought that this was too cute to pass up....



Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tiny Plaid Ninjas


I always thought that over my many, many, many hours of pointlessly surfing the web when I should have been doing a great number of other things, that I had somehow managed to see all the strange, bizarre web toons that were worth watching.

I have just found definitive proof that I missed the most important one.

Just to make sure the rest of you don't make the same mistake I did, I bring to you the TINY PLAID NINJAS!!!

Don't let another day go by without you watching this. :D

Sunday, June 24, 2007

I sang to a baseball bat because someone offered me 1,000,000 dollars.

This is something that Kirsten, a good friend of mine, emailed to me a while ago. I loved it, but never sent it on to anyone. So finally, here is my contribution (refer to subject line).

For those of you who have never seen this, it's lots of fun. To find out yours do the following:

Pick the month you were born in:

January--I kissed
Febuary--I danced with
March--I sang to
April--I vaccumed
May--I ate
June--I cried with
July--I ran with
August--I danced with
September--I smoked with
October--I spanked
November--I cried for
December--I loved

Pick the day (number) you were born on:

1-------a football player
2-------my best friends boyfriend
3-------a vacuum
4-------a fork
5-------a gangster
6-------chuck norris
7-------my true love
8-------my dog
9-------a llama
10-------my neighbor
11-------an ipod
12-------a banana
13-------YOUR mom
14-------monkey
15-------a goat
16-------a ruler
17------- my crush
18-------a spoon
19-------myself
20-------a squirrel
21-------a ninja
22-------a fireman
23-------a noodle
24-------a pickle
25-------a baseball bat
26-------YOUR sister
27-------a cd
28-------a sasquatch
29-------a homeless guy
30-------my science teacher
31------- a mexican

Pick the color of shirt you are wearing:

White------Because I was drunk
Black-------Because i keep it gangsta
Pink--------Because im in love.
Red---------Because the voices told me to.
Blue--------Because im sexy and i do what i want.
Green------Because I hate myself.
Purple------Because Im cool like that.
Gray--------Because thats how i roll.
Yellow------Because someone offered me 1,000,000 dollars
Orange----Because i hate my family.
Other-------Because i wuz high
Maroon-----Becuz he took my taco
Teal-----cuz it was illegal
Brown-----cuz i wanted its ***
Amethyst----Because emos suck
Caramel----cuz Charlie told me too

So, post your answers for the day... yesterday's answers were a little depressing... Mine was "I sang to a baseball bat because I hate myself" and Shane's was "I smoked with a homeless guy because I was drunk." Lets hope your answers are slightly more cheerful than that. ;)

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Gifts for Ben...

...and anyone else as perverted as he is... :P

Nah, not really. You'll love it. Kept me disturbingly amused for a good 10 minutes...you almost forget what you're looking at. If you want to mystery solved click here.

Requiem for my lost innocence...

Ok, finally, after saying for years that I really need to see Requiem For a Dream, I finally saw it tonight. I think I died a little inside. Whatever childish innocence managed to be left to me after American Psycho disappeared in a puff of smoke (no pun intended) while I watched this film.




It's brilliant. It's real, it's dirty, it's bleak, and yet still darkly humorous when it's not making you want to kill yourself. It shows that addiction can be so much more than just drugs, and that it's so very easy to let things take over your life, whether they be substances, a fixation on certain ideas, or even simply an overwhelming wish for everything to go right, but it ultimately failing because we fail to think of the long term, and think in terms of instant gratification; what will make us feel good in the now, which in the end only gives you unreal expectations, filling your days with denial and delusion.

It's not a happy film, and it is essentially about drugs and addiction. There is no happy ending, the characters make no peaceful resolutions. You will not finish this film and feel good, but the sheer force of the story telling makes this film well worth seeing. Don't deny yourself this view into a world that is not so completely unlike our own. Maybe it's not you, but it could be someone you know or love, or even a friend of a friend. What the film really shows is it could be anyone, and it's so easy to fall. So easy you may not even notice until it's too late.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

I couldn't resist...



Come on, you'll forgive me for this one...

Pretty people + WHITE SUITS + robobots? = EUROVISION!!!!!

OMG It's EUROVISION!!!

Get your Euro gear and Euro snacks out people. Second weekend in May is EUROVISION on SBS at 8:30. Preliminaries are on Saturday the 12th, and Finals are Sunday the 13th. I'll be getting my white suit out for my Eurovision party, where will you be?

Just a taste of the winners for the last few years:

(2004) Ruslana - Ukraine!!!! Xena with hot Ukranian Viking guys, and scantily leather-clad women. I don't know how you can go wrong.



(2005) Elena Paparizou - Greece. Ok, song sucks balls, but it's pure Euro. Bootscooting, Irish-Dancing Greek men who thrust their chests and a woman with a skirt so short you can see her bra...besides the guys are wearing...wait for it...white.



(2006) Lordi - Finland. No words...should have sent a poet. With gems such as "Arockaplyse", and "the day of Rockening". Come on people, gold! Besides, they're all so very hot. ;)



And just one more for good measure...for me it truly epitomizes Eurovision... Sakis Rouvas from Greece for Eurovision 2004...

1) WHITE SUITS
2) He pulls scarves out of god knows where...
3) The music is appalling...
4) For some unknown reason they do the river dance thing again...
5) The WHITE SUITS get removed to reveal shimmery, gold, very scant bikinis...seriously watch closely, if you blink you might think they legitimately just have disappearing clothes!
6) A midriff singlet on a guy!
7) The perfect finale to any song is of course when two women rip a man's clothes off...

Enjoy!



And with that I bid you good night. Enjoy the fun of Eurovision, and I'll see you next time. I wonder what treats Finland will have in store for us...

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Spot The Difference...



Look at the images below and try and spot the difference...

It seems that there are a number of people in our home of Australia who are unable to see that these two images may not be the same thing.

Today being Anzac Day, I finally realised the extent of the stupidity that this country is able to display. I was disgusted by the number of times that the infamous Collingwood vs. Essendon AFL game was compared to the Anzac spirit. They kept drawing ridiculous conclusions from far fetched comparisons to justify a game of football on a day of rememberance. They even went so far as to mention the age of conscription and how similar it is to the age that their players get signed to clubs. Yeah, you fucking morons, because I'm sure all those guys who went to war vastly preferred seeing their friends die, lose limbs, suffer from malnutrition, dysentery and gangrene only to return home and have nightmares for the rest of their lives about the attrocities they've seen, than join a football club and get paid more money than I'll ever see in my life to kick a ball, touch other guys asses, get drunk in pubs and be drooled over by women with nothing better to do.

If you failed to spot the difference in my diatribe, you might want to look to your mental health...

Friday, April 20, 2007

Watzing Matilda: Explained

Thanks to Uncyclopedia we have finally been brought the translation of our un-official national anthem into lay-man's English.

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The song's appeal

Reasons for the strong empathy Australians feel for this song include:
  • it's easy to remember while drunk
  • it makes fun of homeless people
  • it makes fun of the police
  • it has a sheep in it

The Translation:

Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong
A happy tramp dressed in women's clothes shared his drugs with Bill
Under the shade of a coolibah tree
Under a tree. If you couldn't figure this one out, you need better help than I can offer
And he sang as he watched and waited 'til his Billy boiled
The tramp lulled Billy into a false sense of security, then killed him and stuck him in a pot
"Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me?"
I just gotta DANCE!
Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
Dance, Dance
Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me
I need someone to dance with me
And he sang as he watched and waited 'til his Billy boiled
He sang to drown out poor Billy's screams, granted he was dead, but he's like one of those lobsters
"Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me?"
I just gotta DANCE!
Down came a jumbuck to drink at the water-hole
Go away!
Up jumped the swagman and grabbed him with glee
Fine. A jumbuck is a sheep, and... oh my god
And he sang as he stuffed that jumbuck in his tuckerbag
No way. There might be children reading this, for god's sake!
"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me."
...Forget it, you're on your own
Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda,
Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda,
Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda,
Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda...
(By this point, the singer is invariably drunker than a fish living in beer, and repeats the last line until unconscious.)
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Who can't relate to that gem?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Spiders on Drugs: Exposed!!

Har Mar Superstar and the Red Hot Chili Peppers


Why anyone thought that Har Mar Superstar would be a good support for the Peppers is beyond me, but I for one think he rocks.

I went to the Peppers gig in Melbourne last night (Tuesday) not having any idea who the support was. I was soooo excited when I found out it was him since he's the funniest guy I've ever seen on stage. He's this fat, not terribly young, balding guy who somehow manages to make himself into a sex god on stage. He's not afraid to take the piss out of himself, and without fail ends up on stage in nothing but his underwear.

Anyway, he got boo'd non stop on stage at the gig. I was so disgusted with the crowd and made sure I cheered extra loud with the few of us who loved him. It was quite depressing, but he handled it really well, and just didn't give a fuck and loved being on stage all the same.

So...this is just a shoutout to Har Mar Superstar from a fan in Melbourne who was cheering for you while the rest of the crowd boo'd. Fuck them I say. You rocked all the same. Keep doing great work.

Anyway, check out his website at www.harmarsuperstar.com and if you get a chance listen to the song D.U.I. (Dialling Under the Influence - launch the e-card, it's playing in the background), something I'm sure we've all done at some stage in our lives.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Nicholas Cage + Bear Suit + Violence towards Women. Australia says...well, you tell me...

I recently made the mistake of hiring the Wicker Man remake from my local video store...There is only 1 reason anyone should see this film, and that is because at moments it is unintentionally funny. Perhaps the trailer should have gone something like this...



and for those of you who missed why this film could possibly be amusing...here it is again in slow motion...

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Have a totally pimpin' Easter


Click on the image above to find out just WHY this Easter will be pimpin.' Pink chucks people, pink chucks...

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

How to 'boink' your vehicle...

To all you guys out there, this appeals to that side of you that sees a sexy car driving along the road, and all you really want to do is...well I won't go into details. But here, for your reading pleasure is a step by step guide on just how to live you those fantasies. You can read it here.

In conclusion, people are really, really, really fucked up.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Warning: Lyrics post coming up. Tune out if you were expecting something more impressive.


Lead singer from Blink 182's relatively new-ish band. Check them out. I kinda like them. Very epic.

Angels and Airwaves - Do It For Me Now

I'm frightened at night and the wind has a roar
It seeps through the hall and from under the door
Like the shit that was said
I can't take it that well
I give and I give and I give and I give and I'm still
Lost and hurt and bone thin from the love that's been starved
I know it got close but I'm sure it's too far
From the point of suspense, we know it should be
The end of that part of our favorite movie
When the guy grabs the girl and gives her his hand
Says take me away from this torturous land
Cause the grave is set up, the hole that I dug
I gave and I gave and I gave and I gave you my trust
Like the time that we kissed and you gave me a lie
To add to the scene you pretended to cry
But I'm here and I'm cool, the way that it is
Just give me a chance and I'll try to forgive

And I don't know
And I can't guess
If it's gonna be OK
But now my last wish
Is that you do this with me
Kiss me here and hold my hand
Let me feel like I'm the only one
I know you can
Won't you do it for me now

I've really had it with the rain of the tears
The predictable storm that has come every year
And it sneaks in from shore with a bat in its hand
I'm trying I'm trying I'm trying I'm trying I can't
You're a thief and a witch but I love you to death
You steal my heart and curse under your breath
But the one thing that I can most willingly prove
That when you are gone I'll be fine without you

And I don't know
And I can't guess
If it's gonna be OK
But now my last wish
Is that you do this with me
Kiss me here and hold my hand
Let me feel like I'm the only one
I know you can
Won't you do it for me now?

Now just hold on, hold on to me

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Cute or Sad?

Ok peoples, here is something truly fucked up!!!! Check it out. I can't decided whether it's the cutest thing I've ever seen, or the saddest. What do you think?

Monday, March 19, 2007

The Dog Suicide Bridge

Overtoun Bridge near Dumbarton in west Scotland is the location for a mystery. Since the 1950's, it has been the scene of at least fifty, unexplained, dog deaths, which have horrified local dog owners.

Most of the dogs were long-nosed breeds; Labradors, Collies and Retrievers. Dog deaths have occurred in every season, but notably, on clear days, a rarity in this grey, wet part of Scotland. All of the dogs leapt from the same side of the bridge

According to legend, this is a place of dark deeds, tragedy and superstition. On one occasion, a man, behaving very erratically, threw his young baby from the bridge, believing it to be possessed by the devil.

In recent years the number of deaths has risen dramatically, with five animals jumping in six months. The story continues to attract widespread media attention, giving rise to the theory that these dogs could be committing suicide.

Overtoun House and it's grounds have garnered a reputation as a centre for unexplained phenomena. In Celtic mythology, Overtoun is known as a "thin" place. A place where Heaven and Earth are reputed to be close. Some have speculated that sensitive dogs are being spooked by something at the bridge.

The long leap from the bridge onto the waterfalls of the Overtoun Estate almost always results in immediate death. Inexplicably, some dogs have actually survived, recuperated, and then returned to the site to jump again. The dogs have mostly jumped from one side of the bridge, during clear weather.

The phenomenon has received international attention, and the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has sent representatives to investigate. No abnormality or explanation has yet been found.

Many people believe theories such as the winds coming from Loch Lomond or a ghost, perhaps that of a lady who resided in the area, influence the dogs to jump off the bridge. Others suggest the bridge's architecture as the cause.

Paranormal experts have traveled to the site to conduct investigations, and have not found anything unusual.

All that said however, the most likely explanation now seems to be that the scent of mink which are bred nearby, combined with the high, solid walls of the bridge makes the dogs jump, as they are completely unaware there is a 50 foot drop on the other side. Whoever said curiosity killed the cat clearly never met the dogs of Overtoun...

I told you she was hot...


This is just a quick post for Ben, who claimed the Mona Lisa wasn't hot... This is just to prove him wrong. Enjoy Ben. Enjoy.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Awesome Tee-Shirts


Most of you will have seen me wear some awesome tee-shirts around. Psychedelephants, Flowers in the Attic, Stabby McKnife. Ring a Bell?

Well, you too can wear awesome, awesome tee-shirts. They are designed by wearers, voted on by wearers and subsequently bought by wearers. Sizing is great, they're heavy duty, and just look fantastic.

I definitely recommend you all check it out, and make some purchases. You definitely won't regret it. Check out them threadless tee-shirts here. You'll look hot. ;)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Neill Saves Christmas

Oh the joy!!! Brought to you by the makers of Potter Puppet Pals, and sexy snape, I share with you, Neill Saves Christmas. :D



The Top 5...

I think every couple in this world has a top 5 people they'd let you cheat with if they ever (albeit unlikely) walked into your life. It seems nowadays that men who blog do nothing BUT list the women they'd sleep with; so you know what, I figured it was my turn, since these things inevitable come into conversations at some point anyway....

Top 5 Men:

1. Christian Bale

Call me weird (in fact, you will) but the hottest role he ever played was Patrick Bateman in American Psycho...mmm, bloody....

2. Stuart Townsend
Irish...and pretty...plus played a vampire...need I say more?

3. Mark Wahlberg
Not afraid to be photographed with his hands down his pants...

4. Jude Law
Has the most gorgeous eyes ever!!!

5. Ethan Hawke
Pretty, oh so pretty, and oh so innocent...


Top 5 Women:

1. Cate Blanchette
The most interesting looking person alive

2. Monica Bellucci
She's fucking Monica Bellucci. Do I really need to say anything else?

3. Sophie Marceau
She's so pretty and waifish.

4. Scarlet Johansson
Great body. It's nice to have someone with a figure.

5. Christina Ricci
Looks like a living doll.


...So, there you have it people. They are my top 5 people of each gender. Make of it what you will.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Book of Revelations Got It Wrong...

The apocalypse is coming, and it lies in the hands of two people, none of this seven headed hydra crap. These two people are Mickey Avalon, and Peaches. I'm almost 100% sure that if these two individuals were ever to come into any form of contact the world as we know it would cease to exist.

I ask you this question: What do you think would happen if you got

...Mickey Avalon...



...and Peaches...



...in a room together. Seriously, I want to know. I still maintain the end of the world.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Nappies for Duckies


Why, for the love of god, why???
Should you, for some unexplained, completely alien reason to any kind of sanity wish to purchase a nappy, or any other kind of avian fashion for you poultry friend, head on over to Duckdiaper.com, there to suit all your avian fashion needs.
My mind still reels....

Too much study...


Well, as most of you know


1) I HATE Buffy


2) I hate study


Put these two together, and you have my honours thesis. *sigh* I seriously can't be bothered with it anymore...way too much effort.


In a spate of procrastination of having to find and analyze Buffy fansites (trust me, the amount of Buffy slash fiction I've come across is apalling...and most of it isn't even well written. God, if you're going to write about sex, at least make it sexy!!!) I came across this funny little quiz. Tells me what Buffy character I'm most like. Well, we all knew that I was likely to become a homicidal maniac at any given time, this quiz just proved it.



Warren Mears


72% amorality, 45% passion, 45% spirituality, 45% selflessness



Focus--that's the word that best describes Warren Mears... and it just might be the word that best describes you. You're calm, cool and collected, down-to-earth, know what you want and are willing to do what it takes to achieve your goals. You might also be something of an evil genius. Congratulations!

The test can be found here.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Happy Valentines Day

I know it's a bit early, but here's some love to prepare you for Wednesday. Just remember, whether you have a valentine or not, the llamas love you. :)

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Naked Dancing Llamas!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you Dun for introducing me to what is quite possibly my new favourite website. Naked Dancing Llamas at frolic.org. Seriously, check it out. It is so much fun. Who can not love llamas? Put simply, the naked dancing llama is cheaper than psychotherapy, and he licks people's faces!

I'm sorry Ma'am, you can't park your van here...

Monday, January 29, 2007

Body of Work

I just want to introduce you all to one of my new favourite artists. The stuff she can do with some paints and a naked body is amazing. If you look at the two pictures I've put up you can hardly believe that there is not a scrap of material on those bodies. It's all done with paint. You cannot deny that her talent is extreme.

Joanne Gair is an artist and image maker who has emerged as the premiere make-up artist/body painter in the world and now photographer in her own right. Originally from New Zealand, Gair had a keen interest in art photography and exploring different mediums, which is what eventually led her down the path as an illusionist and to the United States.

As a make-up artist and body painter, Gair has worked worldwide with the top photographers, directors, super models and celebrities. Her work spans all media, with many memorable editorial covers and layouts, fashion campaigns, advertising, music videos, commercials and motion pictures to her credit.

Among a few of the celebrities she has been associated with in her career are Madonna, Cindy Crawford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kim Basinger, Christina Aguilera, Sophia Loren and Celine Dion. By being an essential part of their evolving looks, Gair has been able to establish treasured relationships with these clients. Her work with Madonna spanned 10 years and includes numerous music videos (Express Yourself, Vogue, Fever, Rain, Frozen), the Blonde Ambition Tour and its subsequent feature documentary Truth or Dare

Joanne Gair continues to drive herself to explore and experiment in her work, in an effort to bring something new to a project every time. In an industry besieged by trend followers, Gair has established herself as the trendsetter.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Happy Hottest 100 Day, aka Australia Day

Hey all, hope you're all having more party fun than me. But even if you're not, you'd at least better be tuned in to the Hottest 100. Triple J baby!!

For those of you on the net go to abc.net.au/triplej

Otherwise, those in Melbourne tune in to 107.5. Best radio day of the year!!! :D


Edit: Ok, I take it back. Same problem as last year. Really sucky top 10!!!! :(

Augie March wins? What a piss weak pussy band to have as no.1!!! And Eskimo Joe second? Jesus people, get inventive and intersting!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Not Just Another Shit New Gameshow With Eddie Mcguire

Thankyou Japan (and Liam). You produce nothing but things that amuse me. Used panty vending machines have nothing on this!!!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Fun Facts About Film

Director: Alan Smithee

Alan Smithee, Allen Smithee, Alan Smythee, and Adam Smithee are pseudonyms used between 1968 and 1999 by Hollywood film directors who wanted to be dissociated from a film for which they no longer wanted credit. It was used when the director could prove to the satisfaction of a panel of members of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers that the film had been wrested from his or her creative control. The director is also required to keep the reason for the disavowal a secret. The pseudonym cannot be used to hide a director's failures.

The first known movie to use it was Death of a Gunfighter (1969). During its filming, Richard Widmark was unhappy with director Robert Totten. He arranged to have Totten replaced by Don Siegel. When the film was finished, neither Totten nor Siegel wanted to be credited with the result. At first it was decided that the credit should go to Al Smith, but the DGA said there had already been a director by that name. The DGA decided the film could carry the pseudonym "Allen Smithee", and the film was praised by film critics. The New York Times commented that the film was "sharply directed by Allen Smithee who has an adroit facility for scanning faces and extracting sharp background detail."

The name Smithee is used extensively in television and film, taking the direction credit for episodes of well-known series, including the pilot for the action-adventure series MacGyver. Jud Taylor twice used the pseudonym, for the TV movies Fade-In (also known as Iron Cowboy) (1968) with Burt Reynolds and City in Fear (1980) with David Janssen. Taylor commented on its use when the DGA's Robert B. Aldrich Achievement Award was awarded to "Smithee":

Smithee has also been credited with works in other genres, such as the music video for Whitney Houston's cover song "I Will Always Love You" from the soundtrack for The Bodyguard. The Destiny's Child music video for "Lose My Breath" is also attributed to Smithee, as are the guitar credits on the 2005 William Hung CD, Miracle: Happy Summer from William Hung.

Although the pseudonym was intended for use by directors, the 1981 film Student Bodies credited Allen Smithee as producer in place of the actual producer, Michael Ritchie. The film's director, Mickey Rose, was credited by his own name rather than a pseudonym.

Outside films, several 1995 comics involving the superhero Daredevil were attributed to the writing of Alan Smithee. Too bad the director of the film 'Daredevil' starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer 'Horse Face' Garner didn't do the same, because that film was a travesty if ever I've seen one. Given that Dune was such a travesty one can understand why David Lynch refused to put his name to it. Poor guy credited himself with the wrong one though. The television mini series, which is clearly better, is credited to Alan Smithee (apparently that's how it's credited in the DVD box set), whereas he kept his name to the film, which was the bad one. Nice going David Lynch. Just shows, you never know how something will turn out till it's finished.


Anyway, I thought that was a bit of fun. If you want to read some more, just look it up on Wikipedia; the home of all info. ;)

Saxton Freymann

New Discovery for me: Food Art. This is precision people.

I never knew my food could have so much personality. I hope you all enjoy this guy's stuff as I do. You can view his gallery here. I promise it's worth it. Almost makes you sad you need to eat... But I promise, it passes. ;)

If there's a coffee table book, I want one! Hint hint guys...


Monday, January 15, 2007

Band Of Horses Rock

...and while that's true, that is not at all what this post is about.

The truth is, I'm struggling at the moment to think of anything to blog about. So, I've decided to leave it up to you guys. If you want to hear me blog about something just tell me what and I shall oblige. I'll leave all the hard work up to you. :P

Besides, I always like having some comments to read. With any luck we can get a dialogue going like the one with god's rejects who had a field day with my post back last August about the Mona Lisa. ;)

Come on guys, get your thinking caps on and be brilliant!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Triffids Return

This is a video from a band that I've loved for years called Hooverphonic. I've been trying for ages to describe this video clip to my friends, and they just end up looking at me weird. Finally, I found it on YouTube, so you can all stop looking at me weird and instead just be freaked out by the wackyness of this clip, and the extraordinary beauty of the song. Enjoy!

Cute Overload

The biggest thanks ever go out to John for emailing me the link to this, the most gorgeous of sites EVER!!!

Think of the cutest and most "ooooh" inspiring cute things you have ever seen, then multiply it by about a million million and you will not even be getting close to the little animals on this site.

If you want a laugh and a smile go to www.cuteoverload.com. I promise you, the website name doesn't lie!

One more picture for good measure...