Tuesday, February 26, 2002

The Winter Olympics are over. Like you, I loved the curling. It's fun watching old blokes bowling stuff down supermarket aisles. Yes, and you too can be a speed freak janitor by downloading your very own DIY curling kit here!
The always brilliant Retrocrush website has just put up a 3 page Deborah Harry gallery. Now it's everybody's birthday!

Phroawr! Debbie Harry messages here...

Today's my birthday! Happy birthday to me! I share my birthday with none other but the big man in black, Johnny Cash.

By the way, according to his website, "Johnny and (his wife) June Carter Cash wholeheartedly support our President, George W. Bush, The United States Armed Forces, The Rescue Teams, and their fellow countrymen, in the fight to eliminate world terrorism." So there.

Even if you aren't a big Johnny Cash fan, make sure you click here to check out the pretty scary winners of the "What Johnny Cash Means To Me" essay competition.

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Monday, February 25, 2002

"Chuck Jones, legendary animation director and artist, best known for his work on the Warner Bros. classic Looney Tunes cartoon series, died on the weekend of congestive heart failure. In a career spanning over 60 years, Jones made more than 300 animated films, winning three Oscars as director and in 1996 an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement.

Jones helped bring to life many of Warner Bros. most famous characters—Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig. The list of characters he created himself includes Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Marvin Martian, Pepe le Pew, Michigan J. Frog and many others..."

From the Chuck Jones website.

Yes, and Chuck's first film was of course, called The Nightwatchman.

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Friday, February 22, 2002

Rules of Thumb by The West Virginia Surf Report.

-A person who wears a belt with shorts is probably religious.
-If a person says he enjoys the opera, that person is a liar.
-If the outside of the CD has the word "Zappa" on it, you're going to be disappointed by the music inside.
-If the video box shows a beautiful woman pointing a gun, the movie is shit.
-If the flyer shows the band standing on the railroad tracks, the band is shit.
-If a person says, "Go look in the sink" - don't.
-The day a person goes to the store to buy a book of word-search puzzles marks the beginning of the long, slow decline to death.
-Women with homemade tattoos on their hands don't know shit about Graham Greene.
-A drunk fat woman is louder than The Who.
-If you make fun of Kevin Bacon too much, your nose will stay that way.
-If the letters PhD appear after a person's name, that person will remain outdoors even after it's started raining.
-Celebrity overdoses are all the more tragic because the person was always right on the verge of getting their life turned around.
-Nobody cares about the weird dream you had last night.
-You CAN judge a book by its cover.
-If you open a shit cafe in a trendy neighborhood, people will line up with money in their hands begging to eat shit.
-People who say, "Whoa, I'm not even going to touch that one!!" can't think of anything clever to say.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Got another letter published in The Age today. It went something like:

"I guess the film adaption of Election 2002 will be called Decks, Lies & Videotape."

Have you ever written a letter to the newspaper? Tell us about it

Yes, I've worked out how to do um, what do you call them... discussion forums. So feel free to post messages and talk it up. It should be pretty easy to do.

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From The Outer is a very good Collingwood Footy Club fansite, much better than the club's own shitty site.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002

This Glenn Peters is not me.

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Thursday, February 14, 2002

Complete Derek & Clive scripts here!

Discuss Derek & Clive

Derek & Clive are a couple of dirty old bastards. I love 'em.
"Increasingly, the government is demanding that bookstores reveal what books their customers have purchased."

Yes, just like in movies.... Read the Salon article here.

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

I'm about to interview The Church's Steve Kilbey. Not sure how it will go. Tell you about it soon.....

Monday, February 11, 2002


Friday, February 08, 2002

A waiters union representative is call the chop steward.
Never upset a cannibal. You might end up in hot water.
The vegetable never taken aboard ship is a leek.
In order to talk to a viking you need to know Norse code.
To be arrested without a visa is a borderline infraction.

From Pun Of The Day.

Tuesday, February 05, 2002

"The one thing Cowboys and Jews have in common is that we both like to wear hats indoors."
Wise arse crime writer/country singers/friend of the presidents, Kinky Friedman is a genius. Check out his weekly column in The Texas Monthly and his animal rescue park, Utopia Rescue Ranch.
Check out the Dole Army website. The Dole Army are a bunch of students who pulled a funny arse hoax on the two major Australian current affairs television shows last night.

Monday, February 04, 2002

Awesome. A complete Belle & Sebastian concert on the BBC website! Really worth the listen. Yeah, I very much like Belle & Sebastian. It took me a couple of years to get over their smartarsiness and twee-ness (good made up word, eh?) but now rarely a couple of days go by without me listening to one of their records. Oh well, you get that.
From Popbitch....

"Anthony Bourdain tells a story of when he used to work in a restaurant at the top of New York's Trump Plaza. One night, Frank Sinatra made an appearance, and after singing a few songs disappeared to the bathroom. Bourdain followed a few minutes later, and noticed a pair of high heels underneath a cubicle door... at which point he heard Ol' Blue Eyes utter the immortal words: "it's the Empire State Building baby! Suck it! Go on, Suck it!"