February 28, 2004: February 28, 2004
I think there is still time to order these cool posters from Jamungo. Illustraed by the super powered TVM
February 27, 2004: February 27, 2004
Today we got an office couch. We bought it in an online auction so we actually didn't see it before we bought it. The action description said "Leather" yet when we picked it up the box (it came in a box, classy i know) said "BUF/PVC". Then the invoice said "leather/leatherette". It even has that fake leather smell!. I can't help but feel ripped off.
Either way I was worried, being the one who started this by saying "hey check these cheap couches out", that no one would like the couch and I'd be blamed for getting it. Silly i know. Yet the couch seems OK and will serve it's purpose.
We also had to hire a van and head out to Lakemba to pick it up. PICK UP ONLY it said. Which for some reason the text seemed bigger after the auction had closed. Lakemba is hard to find with no street directory. We got lost in Campsie.
Luckily we also used the van as an excuse to get rid of the 4 other crap chairs we have lying around the office. But just as we had them in the van someone offered to take them off our hands. That saved us dumping them in Lakemba in some back street.
February 25, 2004: February 25, 2004
We know this copywriter who is good at what he does. He writes ads. For print and web. He does a good job too.
But give him an open brief to write about what ever he wants and it becomes complete try hard humorless dribble. Maybe it's the fact there is no client to please but himself. Or that as it's for free it's done the night before on the train home.
Either way I'll just use this small platform I have hear to let everyone know that his column is poo. And that sometimes in trying to be funny less is more.
(in saying this I by no means claim to be a good writer, funny or able to spell above a grade 7 level)
February 23, 2004: February 23, 2004
I've seen quite a few movies lately (again) so here's some quick reviews. Watch Again means that if your friend has it on DVD later and says "do you want to see it?"
1: Buffalo Soldiers
2: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
3: Edward Scissorhands
Kevin Costner is not an action hero, he's a loser. They followed this movie with "The Postman" which I couldn't handle after my full serve of Costner.
Nathan J Artwork Arrives
Our Nathan J originals arrived today. We really need to get a drill to put all this at up on the walls of our office.
February 15, 2004: February 15, 2004
Demon Lovers Diary
I watched this great documentary on ABC last week called Demon Lovers Diary.
It's a behind the scenes documentary of the making of a B Grade horror movie, made in 1976 called "The Demon Lover". The movie is similar to "American Movie" and I find it a coincidence that Demon Lover also went under the title "Coven". If you liked Amercian Movie you will like this too.
When you watch one of these doco's you always want to know what happens later. Diary ends with the filmmakers driving away while being shot at from Ted Nugents house.
Well it seems the idiotic director Donald went onto to have a long career in movies all the way till 2003. With movie titles like Lingerie Kickboxer, Ghost Taxi and The Devils Pet.
I've seen quite a few movies lately so here's some quick reviews. Watch Again means that if your friend has it on DVD later and says "do you want to see it?"
1: The Last Samurai:
2: Big Fish:
3: Welcome to the Jungle
4: The Italian Job:
6: 2 Fast 2 Furious:
7: City of God
I've never been in debt, i only just got a credit card last month, so I don't know how I would react to owing a lot of money to a bank. Our family never had much money when I was growing up. We weren't poor at all it just seemed we never went crazy with buying stuff. We also lived in housing commission on the Gold Coast in a place called Nerang. And before that in a mobile home/caravan park. So i think my growing up had impact on how I spend money now. I always feel I have to save and feel guilty buying things. It might also explain my terrible fashion sense. Gold Coast Caravan parks aren't exactly fashion central.
I have a friend in debt i'm not sure how much he owes, but it seems enough to stress him out all the time. Not only this he didn't do his tax for a few years and now has to possibly be fined for not completing the BAS statements and stuff.
But I think if I was in debt I'd try everything I could to get rid of it fast. Especially if it was causing me stress. My friend owns a nice car, rent's a nice apartment but doesn't see that to get rid of debt it's not a matter of earning more money but changing the way you live, your money habits. Again I don't know the particulars of this problem so I can only see one side of this story.
The hard thing is talking to your friend about it. You can't offer much advice when you have never been in that situation and also debt is very personal. What someone does with their money is their own business. You can't say "hey mate why not sell your car and move to a cheap apartment or move home with your parents", cause it's none of your business. So you can't do much but hope they get through it. But it painful when your friend seems so sad about money.
Other really personal stuff like buying Christmas presents. I would have thought this year he'd say to his family that he's trying to fix his debt and he'll just send cards or something. And being family they will understand. But they still all went and got each other gift's. I mean that's none of my fucking business but it just means the debt is prolonged a little longer just for a holiday.
So if you have a friend in debt then try and support them but it's hard to not seem like a nosey prick. And if you have a family member in debt then by all means be nosey and tell the person to pull their finger out.
February 09, 2004: February 9, 2004
Some great photos of Indo here at this Indo travel blog. Makes me want to go back as it's been 3 years since my trip. You can tell the photographer is a bulé (white) as they are fascinated by what most Indonesians would find normal. Most of the time you can't go 3 minutes without seeing something crazy in Indo.
I think this photo says alot
February 07, 2004: February 7, 2004
Somethign Awful Classics
I founf these Classics from Something Awful quiet funny
I especially likes the Turn desolate works of art into optimistic works of art
February 04, 2004: February 4, 2004
Happy Snaps Daily
Introducing Happy Snaps Daily
Now I can post complete BS here and post photos regularly on Happy Snaps Daily. Then ones in a while archive them to just plain old Happy Snaps.
So if you enjoy my photos then piss off to Happy Snaps Daily. If you like my incoherent, mispelt ramblings then you have ome to the right place.
February 03, 2004: February 3, 2004