Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Almost Dandy 

Finally got to see the Dandy Warhols live, yesterday, Tuesday. Been looking forward to it for months. On retrospect, the day after, they were pretty good. A bit too studied - I was hoping for more slack, more mad - whereas many of the songs were too accurately performed. I felt that a few times Taylor-Taylor did some falsetto vocals purely to try to imitate the recorded version, despite it sounding a bit strained.

But the real problem was I was coming off a bender. We just had a three-day weekend Coming home the taxi driver asked me if I was still having a long-weekend, and I replied "I'm still having a long-month". Monday a friend became an Aussie citizen and that went until sun-up, with various angles of debauchery partaken. Come last night, and the only way I could come through it alive, was to take it easy on the alc and so on. Not stop, just slow down. So I watched from the top level, the middle level, the ground floor. I stood behind short people, tall people. I danced now and then. But mostly I wanted to finish so I could sleep, and they played for three and a half hours - their 10th birthday as a band.

Actually the real problem is my moods. Although my extremes aren't enough to be concerned about, the depressive sides of Rapid Cycling Bi-Polar Disorder can definitely take the spark out of what should be joyful moments. Oh well.
Listening to: Graham Central Station - Release Yourself

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Just when you thought it was safe... 

Where there is an evil will there is a way...

"A rich media technology company has launched a pop-up blocker alternative that assures advertisers of a viewable impression even if their pop-up advertisement is blocked."

Basically, if the little pop-up ad is blocked, it can tell, and replaces it with one of those ads that fill your entire screen - therefore ensuring that the advertiser, who having paid for an ad has the "right" to make sure you look at it, gets his way. Found at iMedia Connection
Listening to: Roddy Frame - In My Life

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Dean bows out 

I'm a Dean supporter (I'm an Aussie, in the land of Oz, but these days I reckon everyone on Earth should be allowed to vote for US President, given that he/she affects all of us). But more importantly, if you want to see the very best in photoshopped, topical humor, head over to and click on any headline... there's some good Steve Irwin ones there.

But seriously, what's with Dean doing so well in the polls, then coming third. Are the polls rigged? Is it devious spin-doctoring?
Listening to: Teenage Fanclub - Going Places

Sunday, January 18, 2004

Coincidences are expected 

The thing about coincidences is this, of all the billions upon conceivable billions of coincidences that could happen, a few are statistically going to. To put it another way, there could be 100 billion conceivable coincidences, each with a chance in a 100 million happening each day. Based on that, every day a thousand seemingly impossible things will probably happen.

Therefore these things are strange, but strange things are expected to happen:

In 1988 Anderson Godwin, a murderer reprieved from the electric chair, was sitting on a steel commode and bit through a wire while trying to fix his TV headphones, turning his metal toilet into a version of Old Sparky.

Nine years later exactly the same thing happened to Laurance Baker, a Pittsburgh prisoner also spared the electric chair.


Few women have been unluckier than Martha Martika, a Bulgarian who has been widowed not once, not twice, but three times by lightning strikes.

( from a NZ Hearld article Incredible, but it happens every day )

Listening to: Sneaky Feelings - Levin Dream

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Cute baby... 

Found in Chile. The finders claim that it was alive and is a little humanoid. 7.2 centimeters long. If it is a hoax - good skills! More at Rense
Listening to: Johnny Cash - Time of the Preacher

I'm getting too old for this 

Well, now... this is surely not how the world operates. I go out on Saturday afternoon, which becomes Sunday afternoon, and then there's a farewell party and then it's trivia night and party through to downing lines of shots at the Sunset Strip at 4am Tuesday. Upon recovery I check the internet and find that business has improved by 30%.

Do the Gods reward partying? Has this ever been investigated? Are some successful rockstars party animals because of their success, or successful because the Goddess is rewarding their party attitude? Does one's drug or beverage of choice make a difference?
Listening to: Talitha MacKenzie - 3 Things

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

President Served Personal 9-11 RICO Complaint 

Report at

Apparantly the mainstream media has decided not to run this story, so here it is - Bush might have to face allegations in court of foreknowledge regarding 9-11, and some say there is strong evidence that the WTC came down due to a controlled demolition

LSD Art 

The US government gave people acid in the 1950s to see what it did to them. One experiment involved drawing pictures of the same man. See the other 7 by following the link to LSD Drawings



Listening to: Portishead - Roads

Friday, January 02, 2004

Interesting rare videos 

I just found a good alternative site called Phase III. They have a video section with stuff you might not have otherwise seen. One is the Lone Gunmen episode noted below. Also:

Governer Arnie smoking a joint

George Bush's daddy talking up a New World Order

A very funny editing of George Dubya's State of the Nation address

Lone Gunmen knew? 

[ Amazing this news didn't make it into the media until months after 911 - a conspiracy? ]

The Lone Gunmen, short-lived spin-off of the extraordinary conspiracy and aliens show The X-Files, had a pilot that featured, amazingly, a US Govt. plot to crash a passenger jet into the World Trade Center. The show screened 6 months prior to 911.


- did the terrorists watch the show?
- did the show's creators know about the real plot, and try to warn us?

..or just coincidence?

More info / streaming video of the episode

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