Monday, 29 September 2008

Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live

Here's an hilarious clip from SNL.

Katie Couric interviews Sarah Palin... adorable.

Sunday, 28 September 2008


After watching Malcolm Turnbull on Q&A, I have to say he is the only senior Liberal that I like and the only Liberal I could live with as PM if it were to come to pass.

Friday, 26 September 2008

A bit of Shatnerian Brilliance

It Hasn't Happened Yet - performed live by William Shatner.

I heard this one morning when Red Symons played it on ABC774. Thanks Red.

... and a better version with Ben Folds.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Bizarre Public Toilet

This unusual public toilet is built from glass. You can see out when you are inside, but can't see in from the outside.

It would seem quite wierd to use I'm sure.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Tribal Politics

Why is it that people argue about politics and the choices thrown up by political parties at election time?

It's an almost pointless exercise isn't it?

For example, someone could point out ugly and irrefutable facts about one side's candidate, but the die hard supporters of that side couldn't give a shit. They will still vote for their man/woman.

The US elections are a case in point. There are huge numbers of people who will not vote for Obama because he's a Democrat, or black, or too liberal - despite the fact that McCain might die in office and Palin would be thrust into the White House by default. On the other side, most Democrat voters would vote for whoever their party put forward - whether it's Obama or Clinton or anyone else.

Argument over who is best to lead the country is pointless. Let's face it - all the candidates are talented, worthy people. It's who each "tribe" identifies with the most who will get their votes.

All that said - I don't see why people seem to be in love with Sarah Palin. She seems way too inexperienced and provincial to be the President-in-waiting.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Clarke & Dawe on Turnbull and Costello

Clarke, Dawe and the new Opposition Leader

18/09/2008 - John Clarke and Bryan Dawe and the new Opposition Leader, Malcolm Turnbull.

Video: Real Media (hi) Real Media (lo) Windows Media (hi) Windows Media (lo)

Read the transcript.

Clarke and Dawe satire

11/09/2008 - John Clarke and Bryan Dawe take on Peter Costello and his soon to be released memoir.

Video: Windows Media (hi) Windows Media (lo)

Read the transcript.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

The art of persuasion

LBJ had it...

Peak Energy

Noticed in Blogs of Note: Peak Energy


I thought it appropriate after seeing the devestation wrought by Hurricane Ike in Galveston.

Here's the original black and white video of Glen Campbell's Galveston.


Nelson out, Turnbull in.

LOL. Who'd have thought that would happen??

Monday, 15 September 2008


After months of a court imposed ban, Underbelly finally screened on TV in Victoria last night.

Due to legal reasons, Victorians were only allowed to see an edited version, with one of the major characters in the first installment appearing with a pixellated face in one scene. Strangely, the same character appeared later, at the funeral unpixellated.

I won't name them here, due to the same legal reasons Channel 9 are using.

Aside from that, Underbelly is a fantastic series. Absolutely the best crime show ever. It helps that it's largely based on fact and real characters.

The next season is confirmed as a prequel. Wikipedia states that it will be based on Vince Colosimo's Alphonse Gangitano character, but in an interview on 774 the other day, I heard that it will focus on Abe Saffron and the marijuana trade in Sydney in the 1970's. Can't wait to see it - whichever it is.

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Very Small Business

I've really been enjoying Very Small Business.

Hilariously funny and very real...


I don't want to go to work tonight. It's such a nice day, and I'm enjoying just relaxing in the spring warmth. The thought of going to work is really grating...

Ah well, that's life!

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Five Funny Sexist Jokes

What's the definition of the bravest man in the world??

The man who comes home drunk, covered in lipstick and smelling of perfume,

Then slaps his wife on the backside and says: 'You're next, fatty.'


Man walks into the bedroom with a sheep under his arm while his wife is lying in bed reading.

Man says: 'This is the pig I have sex with when you've got a headache.'

Wife replies: 'I think you'll find that is a sheep.'

Man replies: 'I think you'll find I was talking to the sheep'


A man walks into his bedroom and sees his wife packing a suitcase.

He asks, 'What are you doing?'

She answers, 'I'm moving to Sydney. I heard prostitutes there get paid $400 for doing what I do for you for free.'

Later that night, on her way out, the wife walks into the bedroom and sees her husband packing his suitcase.

When she asks him where he's going, he replies, 'I'm coming too I want to see how you live on $800 a year'.


A woman was shopping at her local supermarket where she selected: 2 litres of low fat milk, a carton of eggs, 2 litres of orange juice, a head of lettuce, half a dozen tomatoes, a 500g jar of coffee, a 250g pack of bacon.

As she was unloading her items on the conveyor belt to check out, a drunk standing behind her watched as she placed the items in front of the cashier.

While the cashier was ringing up her purchases, the drunk calmly stated, 'You must be single.'

The woman was a bit startled by this proclamation, but she was intrigued by the derelict's intuition, since she was indeed single. She looked at her six items on the belt and saw nothing particularly unusual about her selection that could have tipped off the Drunk to her marital status.

Curiosity getting the better of her, she said, 'Well, you know what, you're absolutely correct. But how on earth did you know that?'

The drunk replied, 'Cos you're ugly.'


Ed was in trouble. He forgot his wedding anniversary. His wife was really upset. She told him 'Tomorrow morning I expect to find a gift in the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in under 10seconds AND IT HAD BETTER BE THERE.'

The next morning Ed got up early and left for work. When his wife woke up, she looked out of the window and sure enough there was a small box gift-wrapped in the middle of the driveway.

Confused, she put on her robe, ran out on to the driveway and picked up the box.

She opened it and found a brand new bathroom scale.

Funeral services for Ed have been scheduled for Friday.