Monday, October 31, 2005

Holy paedophile! Batman!

Came across this page from an early 60s Batman comic, I have a childish sense of humour sometimes, its great!


Thursday, October 27, 2005

For Those Interested in Changing the World

I received this email from GetUp. If you are interested in changing the world, and fighting for what you believe, check it out. I thought posting this would be a better alternative to spamming you all :)

Dear friend,

Thank you for being one of the tens of thousands of Australians who have participated in GetUp's campaigns since we launched in August.

Together, we've made a good start on the job of getting progressive voices heard in Australia again. And after Government back downs on issues like voluntary student unionism and the shoot-to-kill laws, we are already seeing what thousands of people acting together can achieve.

Now, as we gear up for even bigger campaigns, we need your help to spread the word about GetUp. Please forward this email to your friends and ask them to sign up to receive GetUp's action alerts:

Some of our biggest challenges are just around the corner. Over the next two months our country will debate radical workplace changes, increases in the power of politicians and police, and huge changes to the ownership of media outlets.

If we act together then we can ensure progressive voices are heard, hold decisions makers to account, and help force compromises on important issues. But - to be most effective -- we need to act in large numbers.

Please send this email on to your friends and ask them to click the link below and sign up to receive targeted action alerts so we can strengthen our voice:

As you know, GetUp won't flood you with emails. We know our members are busy, so we only contact you regarding important national issues when we believe our actions will have real political impact.

Thanks in advance for spreading the word. Together we can build a more progressive Australia.

The GetUp Team


I don't know if this warrants blogging or not, but I just wanted to let you know I've added Gearworld to the links menu.

Thanks Gnome for pointing us in the direction of this cool blog.

Dan especially, I think you'll find this cool....but you many have to give yourself a wedgie :)

Everybody: check it out.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

What's standard form good for Miss?

Only cool-type people might appreciate this demonstration of the beauties of science.

Of course none of it is real; God created the flat earth in 6 days (His AWA allowed one day's rest, but his contract wasn't renewed because he messed about creating the Platypus) at the centre of the universe (which, contrary to popular opinion, is just the earth surrounded by minature candles in the sky) so we could worship his bigness and force the accurate, clear, well-documented facts in the Bible into science's misguided curriculum and methods of objective rational reasoning via Nelson's new plan - "Intelligent design: dumb title".

Upshot: just take it as pretty pictures.

-The optional footer.


possabily the best news this century!!


Thurs (tomorrow) 27th

hey guys,

long time no post - what with exams and all. well, just letting you know i'm letting my hair down after stressing about Maths exam (over and done with, now just on to astro study for next wed). and so this thurs is ON. that's right - ON.

9pmish. my house. pls bring niblature if poss.

hope to see you there.

PS. Astroboys (and Astrogirl Beck) : when are you guys able to get together for a study session? I'll do a ring around or something tonight if i remember.... get our arses into gear.


PPS. sorry this post is so late.

Spring is sprung, the grass is ris...

Greetings coolppl, and welcome to my Spring BBQ announcement (as if this announcement were a grand concert, and you were the esteemed audience).

Date: this Saturday (29th)
Time: around 6pm
Venue: my backyard

BYO meat & drinks, and I will provide salads
All are welcome, and if you haven't been to my house before you can get my address from Eug or email me (dezwez(at)gmail(dot)com). "Some rain" is forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology, so if the weather is less than peachy still come, we'll cook outside then move inside where it's warm and dry.

Hope to see you all there!

Sunday, October 23, 2005


It is so great hearing about your weekends! We love hearing this kinda stuff!

We are curently back in Germany at Marc's place!

We have spent the last week driving around Switzerland! I will be getting a big email out soon!

Hope all is good and hope to hear from you soon!

All the best


Saturday, October 22, 2005


Thanks for the cheerioooo, Love you all

Dee xx

Monday, October 17, 2005

Standing Around The Virtual Water Cooler (VWC)

Hi guys in an effort to spark some more frequent conversations on this forum Im putting out the question.

“So what did you do on the weekend?”

I'll start the ball rolling I guess.

Friday night as mostly spent finishing off an essay and umming and ahhing about going to Erica’s gig. This went on until about 10ish I think when I realised that I had actually missed the gig all together whilst I was asking my mind up to go or not, so I went out with Ben, Joel, and Michael Lumley for a few quiet beers at the ol Glenferrie. For me, the night turned into a few not so quiet drinks (as they often do) when I met up with a friend whom I hadn’t see for a while, she insisted we celebrate our meeting with several shots of tequila followed by a tequila chaser!

Saturday night I had a 21st which was nothing special really, in fact there was a bit of ‘Hey look at me! Im way to cool for school!’ kinda vibe. I saw a few people I hadn’t seen in ages and there was much rejoicing. Other than that it was a pretty ordinary besides the humorous observation that could be made about the choice in clothing that was made by the lads that evening. Almost every guy (including me) was wearing jeans, a collared shirt, and a suit jacket! It was very amusing, i was feeling very much the sheep.


Monday the 17th

Hi guys if anyone is keen im playing at the Hard Rock cafe 2night. set starts around 9:00 with rock band.Disco!


Sunday, October 16, 2005

Great Night Out (and 'hi' to our OS trio)

Yes, here i am procrastinating about homework, AGAIN. So i thought i'd share with you the deliscious experience that is watching Erica perform.

Jen and i made our way to the Greyhound, St Kilda, last Friday to see Erica's Band Eon Automatic*. We enjoyed the night - and Erica was awesome. The people on the door said she was too good for Australian Idol (and we all know in what high regard you hold Oz Idol!). They pumped out funk and rock tunes, and Erica's stage presence was fandiddlyantastic. They were followed by and bunch of reportedly 16yr olds, long hair, tight jeans, leather jackets, who held a tight set of punk tunes. We had to leave before Frost - so perhaps Erica (who stayed) can give a comment report of how they went.

Also, i'd like to send a big cheerio to all our overseas dudes (Hey Kel, Dee, Luke!). Hope you are all doing fab. Kel, i keep finding myself in of a Saturday night, and i think to myself 'oh, everyone's going to be doing something already. i know, i'll give Kel a call, cos she always thinks the same thing'. And then i think 'oh, yeah, she's busy having the time of her life overseas at the moment, oh well'. Hope you're still kickin' it Kel! Dee, took your postcard to work - they all loved hearing your travels; You were sorely missed at the gig. We listened to Jack Johnson on the way home, and thought of you. Life music in Melb just aint the same without you. Lukie, hope your travels are continuing to be as fun as they sound. Are you fluent in German yet? - i'm expecting not to be able to understand a word you say by the time you get back :)

Anyhoo, back to the grind, i guess. Wish me luck with my presentation tomorrow.


*Erica: did you check out the half page add for the gig that Frost took out in Beat Magazine? - Their support acts included Showcard and Eno Automatic [sic].

Friday, October 14, 2005

Intriguiing Fictional Blog

A great fictionial travel blog by one of my favourite artists, Ursula Vernon:

her art website is here:

Check out the 'women' section - absolutely gorgeous!
PS - if you post and tell her that Gearworld reminds you of 'Labyrinth', she may well kill you.
Cheers all

As Promised

Finally i've got enough time up my sleeve (Well, actually i should be working on my maths assignment) to give you the full update of this and last thusday:

I'll start from the beginning shall I?
Well, last week we (me, Dean, Erica, and Sean (from Astro) watched 2XJohn Safran's Music Jamborree episodes, some special features of said show, and then tuned into SBS for Wanderlust. Had heaps of fun, minimum spillage on the carpet (ie none, or i would not be here to tell the tale - and neither would the culprit). Then we turned off the box and sauntered downstairs to have hot drinks and fiddle with the poetry dog tags. This resulted in us picking out all the inuendoful (hey i just made a new word!) words and handing them to Erica, who created this gem:

oral treat after work
take some wicked passion
touch lips together now
get me good sloppy head boy
dive down under mama
consume my nectar
taste spicy skin
dare to pummel hard

What else can i say but to quote the old dwarfish pub song: gold gold gold gold gold! thankyou erica that was (and stil is) gold.

Last night saw us (Naomi, Will, Erica, Sean (from Astro), Beck, Dan, Beck (also from Astro), Dave (also from Astro), and me) with a change of scenery: we all gathered in the Gazebo, as our upstairs TV is broken at the mo. So i hooked up the DVD player to the downstairs (and somewhat smaller) TV... We didn't get started till 9.30, because mum wanted to watch house (yes, i know it's usually on a Wednesay, but for some reason channel 10 put it on Thursday as well this week). So after hanging in the loungeroom waiting for house to finish, and pigging out on 'Strawberry Mallows' (thanx Sean) and 'Probably Stale Donuts' (thanx Erica) we mad out way down stairs and glued our eyes to about four or five eposodes of 'Arrested Development' (thanx Beck).

to those who were there, all i can do is raise my hands in the air and say: STEVE HOLT!

much fun was had. hope to do it all again next week (if it's not on you'll hear from me)



Thursday, October 13, 2005

One hour to kill!

So im at uni, and sure i could do some homework but i figure a much better use of my time would be to quote some lines from one of my favorite authors Terry Prachett. i know at least one of you will like them.

"It became apparent that one reason why the Ice Giants were known as the Ice Giants was because they were, well, giants. The other was that they were made of ice".

"He moved in a way that suggested he was attempting the world speed record for the nonchalant walk."

"The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp"

"The universe clearly operates for the benefit of humanity. This can be readily seen from the convenient way that the sun comes up in the morning, when people are ready to start the day. "

"Death is Nature's way of telling you to slow down".

And one more for good measure!


The Death of Rats looked up from his feast of potato.

SQUEAK, he said.

Death waved a hand dismissively. WELL, YES, OBVIOUSLY ME, he said. I JUST WONDERED IF THERE WAS ANYONE ELSE"

Procrastination compleate!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Thursday 13th

yes, this thursday is up and hip-hop-happenin'. hope to see you there (you included gnome, 'twill be good to catch up). also, Carl? hello carl? where are you dude? i'm going to get around to calling you one of these days.

my house. 8.30pmish. watching: probably John Safran's Music Jamborree (unless we are treated to Arrested Development again).

please ring to say if you're coming or not.

Sorry raunchy poem yet as i am writing this at uni, and the poem is at home. so the poem will get a post all of its own :)

see you thursday xxx

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

What are YOU doing Friday?

While we all wait for Eug to post her latest review of Thursday's DVD night (rauncy poems included!), I'll make a post of my own telling you of something great and most excellent that is happening on Friday night - my band Eon Automatic are playing a gig! So if you're not doing anything, and feel like being in the St Kilda area on Friday night, then you should definately come to the Greyhound at about 9pm to enjoy some music, alcohol and good company. The address is 1 Brighton Rd, St Kilda, and according to Jas there is the possibility of drag queens at this particular pub. And if drag queens don't make you want to come and see us play then nothing will!

Monday, October 10, 2005

The Ruling Class Say the Darndest Things

I found this in the Big Issue. it cracked me up, so i thought i'd share.

Moi marster, Marster, dassn't understand anything Oi say. Larst woik Oi was mucking out the stables an' Oi says to Marster, "Eee, Marster, dithent ee bampster oi beckon ray deen!" An' 'e says, "wot?", an Oi says, "Dithent ee bampster oi beckon ray deen!" An' 'e says, "Oi dassn't understan' ye." So Oi bampstered 'is beckon ray and the deen is baffin, an' withern sooie bamperstoul am prackser im prathen!

By David Nichols. Big Issue no.233, p.41

PS. don't worry if you don't get it....maybe it's just me.

Cha Cha Cha!

You don’t make friends with salad!………you don’t make friends with salad!……….you don’t make friends with salad!…………………………….unless that Friend is Erica!!


Friday, October 07, 2005


Hi Hooch,
I had meant to turn up last night, but then..I forgot it was thursday. Yes, I think my brain had turned itself off.
Anyways, I'll make it next thursday, if its on.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Apple and Rhubarb Crumble Pie

Why choose between a pie and a crumble when you can have both! In response to Eug's plea for people to post, I shall provide you all with the recipe to Apple and Rhubarb Crumble Pie.

Ingredients for filling:
3 Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced
1 bunch rhubarb, trimmed, washed and cut into 3cm pieces (remember not to use the roots or the leaves!)
3 cloves
3 pieces lemon rind
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp thickener of some kind (eg arrowroot or cornflour)
Jam of choice

Ingredients for topping:
4 tbsp butter or very cold canola oil
1/2 cup self raising flour (plain or wholemeal)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup coconut
1 cup rolled oats

1 quantity some kind of short crust pastry (I make my own oil crust, but whatever recipe/store bought kind you have will do fine)

Preheat oven to 190 degrees celcius, lightly grease a pie tin, then line it with pastry, cover with glad wrap, and set aside in the fridge*.
Put all the filling ingredients except for the thickener and jam into a large saucepan. Cover and bring to the boil, then simmer for about 10min or until fruit is tender. Dissolve the thickener in a bit of water and then add it to the fruit in the last few minutes of cooking, stirring well. If it doesn't go quite thick enough to your liking, add a little more thickener and keep cooking.
While fruit is simmering, make the crumble topping. Rub the butter into the flour, or if using very cold canola oil drizzle it in and toss the flour with your fingertips. Add the rest of the topping ingredients and mix. If this doesn't look like enough to cover the pie just make some more - I guesstimated the quantities as I usually just chuck stuff in until it resembles crumble mixture.
When the fruit is done, pour it into the prepared pie dish, and then dot some blobs of jam evenly over the top. Sprinkle over the crumble mixture, and then bake in the oven for 15 - 20 mins.

* If you are using shortcrust pastry you may want to blind bake the pie crust lightly before adding the filling. Oil crusts don't really need to be baked first, but I think shortcrusts might. Blind bake by covering the pastry with foil, filling a cake tin or something oven-proof with water and then sitting this inside the pie shell. Cook in the oven for 10 mins with the foil on, and then 10 minutes without.