|Friday, 31 December 2004|
NYE celebrations touched by sadness
Bobby Vinton ]
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Sydney NYE 2004
Dionne Warwick ]
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Worst headline about Tsunami tragedy
John Mayer ]
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|Wednesday, 29 December 2004|
Now I will sit and wait for the call to be "On The Pod".[listening to: Stop Crying Your Heart Out - Noel Gallagher ]
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|Monday, 27 December 2004|
We joined the throng of movie goers and went to see The Incredibles.
There is only one word to describe it - Incredible.Smash Mouth ]
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|Sunday, 26 December 2004|
South Park Frank on Holidays
On holidays I let my beard grow and I wear a brighter shirt, as opposed to my everyday look
[listening to: Song for Shelter - Fatboy Slim ]
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|Saturday, 25 December 2004|
Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil
[listening to: Other Side Of The Summer, The - Elvis Costello ]
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Schnappi - Das Kleine Krokodil
Gotta love those Germans.
I had to hear the song for myself. So I went, I searched and I found - http://m4yn3t.de/schnappi/
You can download the original or a bunch of different remixes.
"Schni Schna Schnappi, Schnappi Schnappi Schnapp!". I can't get it out of my head now. That'll teach me!
I need to teach Emma to sing this![listening to: Schnappi-das kleien Krokodil - Joy Gruttmann ]
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|Friday, 24 December 2004|
The Polar Express
The movie was good, and in 3D it was amazing. This is going to be a christmas classic
It kept Bricey sitting still for the whole movie. I can't remember the last time he sat still for 90 minutes.
I love going to see 3D movies - watching the kids reach out for that "thing that is just in front of their face" is pretty entertaining.[listening to: 45 - Elvis Costello ]
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|Tuesday, 21 December 2004|
Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events
It was a pretty cool movie and I can tell he liked it, as he was sitting up in his seat rather than laying back and not being interested. The movie is based on the first 3 stories of the series. For me, Jim Carrey really overacted, but the movie was a pretty entertaining ride. The children were all fantastic in the roles - I really liked the baby that played Sunny - look a lot like Luisa.
The other thing I liked about the movie was the look and feel - it had a creepy Addam's Family feel to it. Dark yet interesting.[listening to: If I Get Home on Christmas Day - Elvis Presley ]
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|Monday, 20 December 2004|
My All Consuming Book List
Book's that I am currently reading, as listed on All Consuming
[listening to: His Hand in Mine - Elvis Presley ]
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Happy Birthday to little Rita
It's that time of the year again, it is my sister Rita's birthday today and she turns one year older. I will be nice to her and not say how old she is today.
Here she is with her husband Chris and her friend Rachel, having a good time
[listening to: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - Ella Fitzgerald ]
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|Friday, 17 December 2004|
Top 10 TV Shows for 2004
Here were the Top 10 Televisions programs of the year, based on numbers of viewers.
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|Sunday, 12 December 2004|
The boys were fans of Ocean's 11 and were really looking forward to seeing this sequel.
We found ourselves down at Moore Park attending a birthday party for one of Emma's friends, so it was a perfect opportunity to head to the movies while Emma played with her friends. So, off we ran to the cinema. Surprisingly it wasn't that busy for a Saturday at 10am!
So, after the movie I asked the boys if they liked it -- they said "Yes".
I liked it too. The actors seemed like they were all having a lot of fun making the movie.
I won't write up any spoilers - but if you want some I am sure you can find some online.[listening to: The Journey - Fatboy Slim ]
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|Friday, 10 December 2004|
Frank as a South Park Character
I always wondered what I would look like as a South Park Character.
** UPDATE ** : New Link to make your own here[listening to: The Twelve Days of Christmas - The Seekers ]
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|Thursday, 9 December 2004|
Emma draws her a dad as Santa
My Daughter Emma does so many wonderful things. I asked her to draw a picture of me for the MSDN Flash, of which I am the editor. I have been using this picture everywhere - on feedster, technorati, orkut & flickr to name a few.
For the Christmas edition of the newsletter, I asked her to draw me as Santa. Her work of art is below
Thanks Emma - That's a terrific drawing!U2 ]
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Michael Moore's latest subscriber email
So the People's Choice Awards Nominates "Fahrenheit 9/11" as "Favorite Film of the Year". Cool I would agree with that. They will get my vote!
From: Michael Moore [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
December 8, 2004
May I take a break from our post-election despair to share with you a little piece of happy/silly/cool news?
"Fahrenheit 9/11" has been nominated by the People's Choice Awards as the American public's "Favorite Film of the Year." The five nominees were chosen from a poll of thousands of Americans in mid-to-late November. The other nominees for best film are "Spiderman 2," "The Incredibles," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (with Jim Carrey), and "Shrek 2." It is the first time ever a documentary has been nominated for best film by the People's Choice Awards.
The People's Choice Awards are considered, among all the awards shows, to be the one which most accurately reflects the "mainstream" public opinion in the United States.
OK, now, here's the best part: YOU get to vote! Online. Now. Just go to http://www.pcavote.com/voting/film/f01.shtml, click on the little circle next to "Fahrenheit 9/11" in the "Favorite Movie" category and press the "vote" button. Voting is going on now and continues only through this coming Monday, December 13, at 3:00pm ET, so send an e-mail to your friends and let them know they can vote, too. Winners will accept their awards live on CBS on January 9.
Now, normally I wouldn't make a very big deal out of something like this. It's nice and I'm honored, but it's not exactly the number one priority on any of our minds these days. In fact, when we found out we were nominated over a week ago, I didn't even think to tell you about it or put it up on our website.
But then a group of top Republicans took out a full page ad in USA Today (and placed a similar one in the Hollywood trade magazine, Variety) proclaiming that "An election is over, but a war of ideas continues." The point of the ad was to say that while they, as right wing conservatives, were proud of getting rid of Kerry, there was still one more nuisance running around loose they had to deal with -- me! They also issued a not-so-subtle threat to the Academy Awards voters that, in essence, said don't even THINK about nominating "Fahrenheit 9/11" for Best Picture. And Bill O'Reilly recently bellowed that if the Oscars recognize my work this year, Middle America will boycott Hollywood.
Oops. I guess he spoke too soon. Because now along comes Middle America's favorite awards show, the People's Choice, and the People's Choice this year, along with a Spiderman superhero and a lovable green ogre, is a film that apparently continues to resonate throughout the country. The truth about Iraq, Bush, terror and fear. The election has not altered or made irrelevant, unfortunately, a single one of these issues. That they (and the film that dealt with these issues) are still at the forefront of the majority of the public's minds should give serious pause to Mr. Bush as he brags about a nonexistent "mandate" and begins to spend his "political capital."
He may have been (barely) the people's choice on November 2 (Ohio recount excluded), but now the people get to vote again, this time for a movie. It's about the best we can do right now, and, trust me, it won't be long before we start the real work we need to do to get our country back.
P.S. Please feel free to post or forward this to your friends...
[listening to: Crumbs from Your Table - U2 ]
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|Tuesday, 7 December 2004|
Giant Microbes invading soon
I saw a story about Giant Microbes and decided I had to get some.
I'm getting one of each. Now I have to decide which to give each of my kids, Maybe I should wait for them to get the illness - next time someone has a Stomach Ache, a cold, a sore throat, or even an ear ache they will get a microbe!Elvis Costello ]
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|Monday, 6 December 2004|
Top 100 Books : ABC Viewers Votes
The ABC ran a survey of its viewers/listeners to vote for their favourite books heres the top 100. How many have you read???
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Shopping @ Thinkgeek
I bought some stuff from them recently:
All good geek stuff.
The Geek Shirt has been a big hit with the folks at work.
I may need to go back to get some more Christmas Goodies for myself...[listening to: Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf ]
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|Saturday, 4 December 2004|
I'm an .EXE
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|Friday, 3 December 2004|
Team America: World Police
It was rude, crude, and lots of fun! There are some fantastic songs in the movie which someone has taken the time to transcribe. "America, F--- Yeah!"
Oh, and I saw a local review over at The SMH which is pretty fair to the movie.[listening to: The Journey - Fatboy Slim ]
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|Thursday, 2 December 2004|
SMH: Blog tops word list
[listening to: It's a Hard Life - Queen ]
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|Wednesday, 1 December 2004|
G'day Sarah Dean
We had a visitor from the UK arrive on Tuesday - it is Sara Dean, the youngest daughter of Moira's cousins Anne & Nigel Dean.
Sarah is in a band with her 2 sisters, and the band has a website. They call themselves 3D (as in the 3 dean sisters - lol). They have a bunch of samples of their music on the site - sounds ok. They also have some latest news:
Have a great time in OZ, Sarah - don't swim where there are any crocodiles or aligators. I hope you get to see a bunch of Big Things in your travels.[listening to: Once in a Lifetime - Talking Heads ]
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