Archive for The Age Newspaper

Why I Do Not Call Myself a Feminist

Posted in Journalism, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , on September 21, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

Please look closely at the gentleman depicted in the photo below:

And now, this one:

 

This pair of wankers appear in a feature in The Age, called ‘The Zone’. Continue reading

In Defence of Pornography

Posted in Pornography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

“There is no place for pornography in a just society.”

–          Gail Dines, ‘How the Hardcore Porn Industry is Ruining Young Men’s Lives’, as published in The Age, May 18, 2011.

“Those magazines, they aren’t about sex. They’re about beauty.”

–          Martin Grimwood, in reference to my collection of Penthouse Magazines, published circa 1970. 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

Phoenix Jones

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , on January 10, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

Now this is my kind of news. Continue reading

Post-Consumerist Cosmopoles

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

“In a thousand years, there will be no men and women, just wankers.”

-Mark Renton,

Trainspotting.

My internet home page is set to The Age Newspaper Online. I like to skim over it before reading my emails; it helps orient me for the day. Of late, however, reading The Age has begun to get me down. Apparently, I live in the quintessential Australian city, and the best, most polite word I can use to describe it is aspirational.

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Bereft

Posted in Reading with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

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It’s remarkable how many ‘Classic’ art works, if not the majority, received a very shaky reception at their initial publication. It makes you ask the question; how could a self-respecting, intelligent professional reviewer have failed to see Moby Dick/Pride and Prejudice/Lolita for what they so ‘obviously’ are? How is it that William Blake never exhibited, and Van Gogh never sold a painting? Continue reading

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