Archive for January, 2011

The Most Embarrassing Thing I Have Seen

Posted in Ridiculous curiosity with tags , on January 31, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

There are no words for this.

Just watch.

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Shakira featuring Danzig – 'Hips Don't Lie'.

Posted in Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , on January 20, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

I snuck in to see Danzig at The Palace in St Kilda, back at the end of year 11 in 1992. I thank the maker of this clip for revealing the deeply ludicrous nature of everyone’s favorite metal midget.

Eric Diamandstein: Diamond Cutter!

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , on January 18, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

Eric Diamandstein is a kickboxer truly cast in the Victorian mode. Continue reading

Picking Up Women in 1830s Paris

Posted in Reading with tags , , on January 16, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

I am loving Le Rouge et Le Noir. Continue reading

A Genius for a Friend

Posted in Journalism, Reading with tags , , , , , on January 15, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

It’s great to have a genius for a friend; it guarantees often exhilarating conversations.  Continue reading

What's Wrong with the Australian Film Industry!

Posted in Film, Journalism with tags , , , , on January 15, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

Began reading this article on Friday afternoon.

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/movies/no-regrets-about-jack-20110113-19oz5.html?comments=105#comments

It was interesting, and by the time I’d read the text, I decided to read the comments, also. Three things;

  1. You can’t underestimate the wit and wisdom of the average reader.
  2. Every twat responsible for the Australian Film ‘industry’ should have this fixed as required reading.
  3. The problem is just as most of us suspected.

I understand that most of us are ‘time poor’ (snigger), so I reproduce some of my favourite letters below. Continue reading

Real Men #2 (Posthumous): Jordan Rice

Posted in Journalism, Real Men on January 13, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

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13 year old Jordan Rice was engulfed and swept away by mounting floodwaters in Toowoomba because he insisted rescuers save his younger brother first.

http://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/how-jordan-died-to-save-his-brother-20110112-19obf.html

“Goodnight, sweet prince, And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”

Shakespeare,

Hamlet,

Act 5, scene 2.

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