Archive for March, 2011

Commentator

Posted in Journalism, Reading with tags , on March 21, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

I attended the ‘Lifestyle Trainers’ exhibition at Birrarung Marr on the banks of the Yarra yesterday. It was an exhibition to publicise the health and fitness website I have been writing for as an ‘expert commentator’. It tickles my ego to be billed as a commentator, probably because the implication is that I am currently paid to give my opinion. Thinking about this pricks a small space somewhere inside me, which I suspect if very close to whichever metaphysical organ can be described as my conscience; by way of justification or explanation of the commentator tag, I offer something  chanced upon again the other day in one of my most prized possessions, The Collected Works of e.e. cummings. Continue reading

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Real Men #5: The Fukushima 50

Posted in Real Men on March 19, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

A small crew of self-appointed workers have chosen to stay behind at the stricken Fukushima #1 nuclear power-station in Japan. They are attempting to control the fires in reactors 1, 2 and 3, placing themsleves in the path of dire risk in order to try and prevent what some have called an imminent apocalypse.   

  http://www.theage.com.au/world/heroic-50-sent-in-to-save-millions-20110316-1bxgw.html

Supermoon!

Posted in Journalism with tags on March 19, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

 

http://www.theage.com.au/world/super-full-moon-to-shine-tonight-20110319-1c13c.html

Tonight will host the largest, brightest incarnation of the full moon in its 18-year cycle.

One Speed, Two Mistresses, Tons of Money, Adonis DNA and Tiger's Blood: 'I'm on a drug – it's called Charlie Sheen'.

Posted in Journalism with tags on March 4, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/onespeed-two-mistresses-tons-of-money-adonis-dna–and-tigers-blood-im-on-a-drug–its-called-charlie-sheen-20110301-1bc30.html

I think the title says it all, really.

Peter Costello vs the AFL II

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , on March 2, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

Go to work, Peter Costello.

Intelligent, incisive, gutsy, and a damned good writer.

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/big-men-fly-into-a-fury-at-those-who-dare-question-the-afl-20110301-1bd44.html

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