Triangles aplenty down at Opossum Bay. February 2010.
T minus 6,900 minutes and 14 seconds.
Theme Thursday, and a spot of luck as even a cursory glance at the photo above gives me nineteen glorious examples of the wondrous TRIANGLE!
I wish to deviate for a moment, however. For I need to vent.
This morning we will probably see the current Prime Minister replaced. Now, it won't be the voters that do it. It won't be rank and file Labor Party members that do it. Although they can rightfully claim the scalp - and make no bones about it, that's what it is - it won't be the media conglomerates, mineral companies, stock brokers, tax avoiders and countless other parasites that live of the (however clichéd but in this sense apt) fat of the land.
No, it'll be the same old same old twitchy hacks within the ALP who always spoil it for the likes of me.
You see, I'm clearly an idiot. I believe that government is important, and an expression of the will of the people. Politics is thus a necessary evil, a way to allow the contest of ideas and decide what exactly it is that the people will
I'm not much of a fan of the PM, but if ALP does what is expected and dumps Rudd now, it will not only be a tremendously stupid thing to do, it will be a stark demonstration of where power lays in Australia today. Forget what you've been told, but the moronic union bully boys (and remember that Julia as you take the blood stained chalice) that have shown true bully colours.
Indeed, in a demonstration of the most pusillanimous [and look that up Bill Shorton because it sums you right up you useless, moronic piece of s%#t...] spinelessness I've seen in quite a while, they've given in to the most barefaced, transparent campaign orchestrated by the usual cabal of bosses, manipulators and vermin that run this show.
Despite Mr Murdoch’s best efforts, with some confidence I’d say – nice and loudly – to the ALP that YOU WOULD HAVE WON THAT ELECTION. It isn’t necessary.
Alas, it’s not about ideas, it’s about polls.
Who controls the polls? You know who because they always have.
The saddest part is that the imbeciles at the controls of power in the ALP are too stupid to know.
Well done fellas, enjoy the bloodletting.
[I also note that I'm not even a particular fan of the the [still] current PM. He does, however, deserve better than this.]
A message from the fountain in Salamanca Square to you. June, 2010.
T minus 9,090 minutes and 18 seconds. Heavy fog on Hobart's eastern shore this morning, you couldn't even see the Tasman bridge until you were on it, and when you were on it, you couldn't see the Derwent River Estuary.
Funny thing was though, no fog on the western shore. Grey old day mind you, but no fog. Looking out over the river though, no eastern shore!
Perhaps the only way that you could trump the obnoxious and boorish racism at the base of today’s advertisement for coffee would indeed be eschewing coloured models at all!
I am sure that Maxwell House’s logic was one rooted in the question of why even bothering use a primitive savage when you can find two perfectly decent and upstanding white folk, get them to open up the can of boot polish and blacken themselves up for our amusement?
Dare I suggest that – tub of Kiwi aside – you would struggle to find two more Caucasian-looking characters than these two Uni revue rejects?
I better clear the decks of these Salamanca shots before I move up the road/river to New Town. I've a few left over, and will have limited opportunity to spring them upon you without looking like using old stock.
Night time is the right time for a burst water main in Geilston Bay. May, 2010.
Man, I had written a whole LONG and CONVOLUTED post about today's list, and the damn computer ate it! God damn broken my heart. I'm just gonna list it and wipe the tears away and pass on typing it all up again.
Time for the Sunday Top Five. Music again! Today, we look at <b>My Top <s>Five</s> Ten FIFTEEN Opening Tracks To Albums That I Like Very Much!</b>
Bob Dylan, "Like a Rolling Stone", Highway 61 Revisited
Marvin Gaye, "What's Going On", What's Going On
The Rolling Stones, "Rocks Off", Exile on Main Street
Led Zepplin, "Immigrant Song", III
R.E.M., "Feeling Gravitys Pull", Fables of the Reconstruction
Wilco, "Can't Stand It", Summerteeth
Sonic Youth, "Teenage Riot", Daydream Nation
Sufjan Stevens, "Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois", Illinois
Roxy Music, "The Thrill of It All", Country Life
Kate Bush, "Running Up That Hill", Hounds of Love
Bruce Springsteen, "Thunder Road", Born to Run
U2, "Zoo Station", Achtung, Baby
The Stone Roses, "I Wanna To Be Adored", The Stone Roses