With a Storm front… Another NRL season is done

Another league season is done, and Wests Tigers not only didn’t win, but they didn’t even make the finals… again. At least there’s always 2005 for me, which is more than I can say for Parramatta fans… So the Melbourne Storm win the comp again, and while I’m tempted to make jokes about how many ...

Movie Review: Public Enemies

Took in Michael Mann’s latest movie tonight… Public Enemies, or as I’ve thought of it for ages, “Heat in the 1930s”. And while I can’t really say it’s as good as Mann’s 1995 epic, Public Enemies is still pretty decent in its own right, with some excellent performances, some great production design, and some Heat-worthy ...

Review: “Up” and away with more Pixar magic

Review:
Pixar are magicians. That’s all I can say. Their latest effort, Up, is a wonderfully made, simple but deep fantasy adventure, that gives adults and kids equal amounts of enjoyment. It’s not a matter of it being a movie of “general” appeal, Up is truly for all ages, with multiple levels of enjoyment to be ...

State of Origin… where does Greg Inglis come from again?

So close and yet so far… NSW should have had no chance really, and for some of the game it appeared they didn’t… but they came back, kept it close, but still went down 28-18. Highlights and lowlights were everywhere… NSW dominated the first 10 minutes, leading up to the disallowed try to Jarrad Hayne ...

Getting my writing out there

Well, only in a small way, but it’s nice to be wanted 🙂 My Yo Gabba Gabba review, on the State Sports Centre website… they contacted me and asked to reprint it, so they obviously figured I liked their venue: http://www.sports-centre.com.au/sop/centre/137/Tell_Us Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

The skilled bystander theory

I’ve noticed a new trend in TV shows recently… one completely ignored in Australia of course… and not an entirely new idea, but a trend nonetheless. The skilled bystander: Someone who is skilled and talented in a certain area, that can through design or happenstance be transferred into crime solving. So teaming them with a ...

Star Trek!

I wouldn’t call myself a Trekkie exactly, but at one stage I was quite a fan of all things Star Trek. Not constume wearing obsessive, but quite a fan. Read a lot of the books, watched most of the series, all the movies. So I’d been quite keen to see the new Star Trek movie, ...

From the diary of being a sports fan again…

Went to the football today, the first actual live game this year. Wests vs Souths at the SCG, an old school venue for the “Heritage Round”. Back in 1969, Souths played Balmain Tigers in the grand final, and the Tigers won that day, but it was not to be today. Basically the main reason I ...

Yo Gabba Gabba, live! 1

Today was the big day for Will and I. After we dropped off Sallie and Alex at Rosehill for a baby expo thing, we drove in to Homebush. Was relieved when there turned out to be no traffic or parking problems, so even though parking would be expensive, it was all systems go for Yo ...

Song of the moment — “The Bleeding Heart Show”, The New Pornographers

Have finally been listening to The New Pornographers Recently. I’ve heard some of their stuff before of course, and got Carl Newman’s new solo album from emusic recently (and have heard some Neko Case works as well), but I finally grabbed a New Pornographers album from emusic too. And it’s more magnificently done pure pop. ...
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