Okay then, I've seen the movie, I've played the computer game, I've read the book and I sure as hell know how this
Just remember, the dogs know they're not human...
Tonight my inner geek is weeping...
My inherent geekiness is one of the world's worst kept secrets.
I'm a Star Wars fan, Star Trek fan, Doctor Who fan, X-files fan, Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, Angel fan, Vampire the Masquerade fan, Lord of the Rings fan and Comic book fan... And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Taking that into consideration, my little geek heart was devastated today when I had to turn down a dream gig.
My reasons for turning down the gig were remarkably adult. The tour, offered to me today, was only two and a half weeks long, whereas the tour it clashed with is around ten weeks long, so basic economic reality won out in the end.
It was, however, a hard fought battle.
Today I was offered a two and half week tour, as a lighting guy, traveling around the country with a show which will include the four remaining living actors who have played Doctor Who
... and I turned it down...
...My inner geek may never forgive me...
That's a first...
I have just woken up from my first ever Neurocam
I guess that'll teach me not to do any masked web surfing before bedtime...
... I bought a book.
Whilst I was in Melbourne's foremost alternate bookstore
, I noticed a little white book which had no name and no explanatory information anywhere on the cover.
It is smaller than an average book, checks in at a meager 200 pages and cost less that six dollars.
Inside the book there was a small white card which reads -
MANIFESTO is an anonymous novel
dedrabbit International Artist Collectives is an underground network of people committed to art, individual freedom and social activism
consider yourself affiliated
IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE GOVERNMENT - BE THE GOVERNMENT
IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE MEDIA - BE THE MEDIA www.geocities.com/dedrabbit
Needless to say, my interest was piqued so I bought the book.
It's next on my list of books to read. Once I've read it I'll revisit this subject and let you know what I thought...
Just because it's been bothering me...
... and entirely because I'm a sucker for semantics.
I just wanted to clear something up...
Now before I say this it is important to note that despite my concerns (stated here in the past) about the reasons why Australia joined America in the invasion of Iraq, and despite my general anti-violence stance, I don't believe that Australia should draw its troops out of Iraq purely because an Australian citizen has been taken hostage. In fact, I strongly agree that giving in to hostage takers and blackmailers, in this instance, is a very bad idea.
That having been said, however, I have, over the last few days, heard politicians say ad nauseum
that they are "doing everything within our power to see that Douglas Wood is released" and it's been bothering me because it is simply not true.
Why? Because they could always just pull the troops out of Iraq.
Now I know that I'm getting hung up on semantics, but let's just be clear - Just because there is something that you are not prepared to do doesn't mean that you can't do it.
Not that I'm saying that they should pull the troops out, just that they should stop trying to play down what is already an extremely ugly situation.
What is happening to the world?
I've just experienced a day in which I've been alarmed, bewildered, delighted and depressed.
I was alarmed to discover that the conservative right in America has determined that the greatest threat to American values is the humble tradition of cheerleading
. This act alone may spell the end of the American soft-porn industry...
I was bewildered to discover that I wasn't the only one who thought that George Orwell's "1984
" would be much more palatable if it'd included a bit of singing and dancing
I was delighted to discover that Stephen Mayne, of Crikey
fame, has scored a gig filling in for John Faine
's politically charged morning show... One thing's for sure, it's bound to be a fascinating few days of radio.
And lastly, as a frustrated left-leaning political thinker, I was depressed to discover that I at least partially agree with right-wing ramble rouser Andrew Bolt
... Worse still, I partially agree with his assessment
of one of MTC
's latest plays.
I sat backstage for "Two Brothers
" today and was surprised by the complete lack of subtlety in its script. Ridiculously blunt attacks on individuals, which report to discuss important issues but in fact barely mention them except in passing, do more damage to a cause than good.
Whilst I suspect that Andrew Bolt and I were unimpressed with the play's approach for entirely different reasons, I suspect that this play will have achieved little more than to galvanize the right, whereas a slightly more subtle approach (which could have retained the humour and actually addressed the issues at hand) may have served the purpose of causing the right to re-examine their position... Any day I find myself siding with Andrew Bolt is a dark day in my books...
Still, the performances and look of the play were fantastic, it's just its lack of subtlety which I found concerning... If we want to change opinions, we're going to need to be cleverer than that...
This has to be a hoax...
Surely there's no such things as Zombies
Oh well.... At least it'll make Euan