Friday, December 31, 2004

LIVESTRONG™

Lance Armstrong Foundation - Cancer Survivorship Education, Resources & Programs

WearYELLOW LiveSTRONG


Yellow wakes me up in the morning.
Yellow gets me on the bike every day.
Yellow has taught me the true meaning of sacrifice.
Yellow makes me suffer.
Yellow is the reason I'm here.
- Lance Armstrong is a seven-year cancer survivor.

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Stoned, Naked, and Looking in My Neighbor's Window

a book of confessions from grouphug.us


one contributor remembers watching, and laughing at, a kid in elementary school who ran right into a soccer goal post while looking the other way; another admits that he (or she?) grabs "girls rear-ends" and says, "Hey Jessica," then apologizes and says they looked just like someone else. Others are vague ("After years of contemplation, I really think that I may be an atheist. It scares me a lot"), or not really confessions at all ("I love porno like a fat kid loves cake"; "I have a velvet robe and smoke a pipe w/bubbles I feel unstoppable when I wear it sic").

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Blue Note Records

ST. GERMAIN
TOURIST (CD)



At the court of Louis XV in 18th century France, there was a character who amazed everyone by pretending to be several centuries old. He went by the name of Saint Germain. As we enter into the 21st century, the person we’re concerned with today is just as impressive, but claims to be only 30 years old and is neither a swindler nor an aristocrat, but rather a maestro and a handyman. Ludovic Navarre, alias Saint Germain, pioneer of the French Touch, the new electronic music of France, has become an indisputable and respected reference on the international music scene. Without him, Daft Punk, Air and Dimitri From Paris would probably still be playing parties out in the French sticks…

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Oddly Enough News Article | Reuters.com

'Lap Pillow' Offers Solace to Lonely Men


Care was taken with details such as the softness of the thighs, panty lines on the pillow's "backside" and wrinkles in the lap of the skirt so as to make the pillow look and feel as real as possible.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

REDKEN HOME

WELCOME


All Soft Shampoo cleans with an ultra-rich formula that leaves hair soft and smooth.

All Soft Conditioner smooths, detangles, nourishes and controls frizz for shiny, touchable hair.

Concrete 22 cement paste Solidify your style. Moldable cement paste works in, then hardens for a long-lasting rock-solid finish. Patented Bonding System keeps it tough without the crunch.

Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo clarifies and works to remove copper, iron, hard water minerals and styling product build-up on all hair types. Formulated with fruit acids to add shine, it purifies and refreshes hair.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Monday, December 06, 2004

Friday, December 03, 2004

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Sunday, November 21, 2004

//SPORTSCRAFT

//SPORTSCRAFT


Sportscraft has redefined what it means to dress both effortlessly and confidently, combining simplicity of style with modern comfort to give you products that make you feel good.

Friday, November 19, 2004

Max Brenner - Creating a new chocolate culture in the world

Chocolate By The Bald Man


Many thanks to Chris for the exquisite chocolates - one does indeed learn many new things over catch-up =)
Hope you enjoyed the quintessentially Sydney café experience

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Ralph Lauren Polo.com

Men: Create Your Own : Classic Fit Polo: Classic Polo Shirt


A limited edition. Personalize the Classic Fit Polo with your own unique color combination in three simple steps.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

BookCrossing

The eminere bookshelf


Read and Release at BookCrossing.com... bookcrossing
n. the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise.

(added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary in August 2004)


Commit random acts of literacy! Read & Release at http://www.bookcrossing.com/friend/eminere

Friday, November 12, 2004

De Lorenzo

Australia's Finest Haircare


Instant Rejuven8 The Ends
A smoothing creme that will help seal split ends and reduce flyaways, imparting superb shine. A great tool for achieving extra slip when blowdrying or to detangle the hair. Suitable for wet or dry hair.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

How Bush Won the Election


An explicit photograph Posted by Hello

Eighteen + 9

A Catalogue of Inane Events

1. Picked up by Cherry today at 1:27pm for a belated birthday lunch, who was under-punctual by 27 minutes

2. Decided against Randwick and headed for Coogee as I had "never discovered that place before"

3. Gave customary oohs and aahs at the scenic storm cloud-ridden beauty of Coogee Beach

4. Walked around Coogee area first in a fit of exploration

5. Salaciously lured into a lovely homewear shop after being distracted by equally lovely cushions on display; Cherry ended up buying a rust-eaten rustic lantern

6. Settled on quaint Coogee Plate Café where Cherry ordered One Serious Burger and a "strong skim milk latte" while I had a white wine chicken, mushroom and spinach fettuccine in a creamy pink sauce

7. Discussed novelty ways of removing one "particularly stubborn" metaphoric stain over lunch

8. Attracted to gelato shop like bees to honey where Cherry took a double-scoop cone of Cookies and English Trifle while I chose a triple-scoop cup of Cookies, Chocolate Hazelnut and White Chocolate

9. Proceeded to the beach area while simultaneously being attacked by wind-splattered melting gelato and blood ice-cream thirsty seagulls

10. Melodramatic rate of liquefaction of gelato leads us to conclusively determine reason for gelato shop name, Temporary Gelatissimo

11. Spent a good half hour or so "frolicking like mature adults" in the sand and tides barefoot

12. All good things must come to an end - at half past four or thereabouts

Many thanks to Cherry for the lunch treat and such a wonderful time at the beach today =)

Reverend Fun

www.reverendfun.com
(Copyright Gospel Communications International, Inc - www.reverendfun.com)

Bert Christensen's Cyberspace Home

Places to go & things to do


Humourous oddities

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

HULK'S DIARY THAT IS ON THE INTERNET

Here you can read diary about Hulk!


Puny human Kevin helps Hulk do diary sometimes. Kevin said Hulk had to put that there or he'd take away Hulk's Game Boy!

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Hillsong Church

Hillsong Church


Thanks to Cherry for my first Hillsong Church experience

Dinyahloreng

Uncut, uncensored, unstriped


A site dedicated to all the "wira and wirawati" that went or are going for National Service (Program Khidmat Negara) in Malaysia

Friday, November 05, 2004

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Eighteen

  • A special shout to Kong for officially being the first person to wish me a happy birthday this morning at 12:06am

  • Cheers to Stephen, Rickie and Sean for boozing with me, especially to Stephen who supplied the beer

  • Many thanks to Andie and Chiho for the chocolate - and Andie again for the drinks

  • A big thank-you to Jessie and Richard for the scented candles - blueberry pie smells delicious

  • Hugs to Jessica and Bee for the surprise birthday cake and photo frame - I'm being spoiled rotten by all that cake

  • Thanks also go to Russell, Nicole, Alex, Belinda, Kin Tung, Nadja, Clement, Lin Lin, Cherry, Jon, Monica and Charlie for their well wishes

WILLIAM BOTTIN

the music, the website, the hype


Latin grooves with electronic sounds, robot voices, muted trumpets and jazzy tips

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

ISS Creative Eyes Competition

ISNEWS, UNSW International


Theme: "Australia through my lens"

An affected paradise
by Clayton Kai Xian Cheng

An oasis in the city's heart
For its parched inhabitants

To escape to the quietude of the gardens
From the bustle of the city centre

See.
The vividity of the rainbow in nature's palette
The blacks, greys and blues of the office suit

See.
The trees gently kissing in the breeze
The clandestine activities of couples in the bushes

Hear.
The merry laughter of the kookaburra
The chatter of abrasive mouths on mobile phones

Hear.
The fluttering flight of a thousand birds
The motor boats and aircraft screaming by

Smell.
The fragrant bouquet of kaffir lilies
The sweaty stench of Homo sapiens

Smell.
The aromatic elixir of herbs
The odorous poison of cigarettes

Taste.
The purity of morning dew
The artificiality of sweetened drinks

Taste.
The saltiness of the sea in the air
The bitterness of beer hop

Feel.
The soft grass under your feet
The sharp glass of broken bottles

Feel.
The delicate caresses of falling rain
While faceless throngs brush rudely past

See. The flashes of feathery fire.
Hear. The natural symphony of the finest orchestra.
Smell. The heady perfume of flora exotica.
Taste. The spice of life.
Feel. And be touched in return.

The Royal Botanic Gardens
An affected paradise

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Friday, October 22, 2004

Madeline Lee (Haddock/Campbell)

Madeline Lee - A new opera by John Haddock & Michael Campbell

Opera Australia

Sydney Opera House > What's On > Box Office


World Premiere

Lost in the distant memory of men at war, the truth emerges like a desert vision - with shattering consequences

Madeline Lee is not an opera about war... In this opera none of the battles are won side by side. The only battlefield here is memory and how we manipulate it to survive.

JOHN HADDOCK
Composer


This opera is about sons looking for their fathers. ... It is about how men deal with their emotions and with each other. It talks of grief, anger, denial and loss. It is about memory and the construction of our individual realities.

MICHAEL CAMPBELL
Co-writer and director


Madeline Lee reaches beyond realism to become a metaphor for a deeply human dilemma: the discontinuity between memory and fact, and the painful process of reconciling our subtly edited version of the past with what really happened.

...

Its primary concern is the way we use dreams and delusions to manage our experience of human frailty, both physical and emotional, both in ourselves and in others.

JANET HEALEY © 2004
'A new opera for a new century'

Thursday, October 21, 2004

The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)

Opera Australia

Sydney Opera House > What's On > Box Office


Passion, politics, deception and cross-dressing - all under one roof!

In a word the merit of my libretto consisted, according to him [His Majesty the Emperor], in a pretty line here and there, or at most in a few happy arias...

Memoirs of Lorenzo da Ponte, translated by Elisabeth Abbott, 1929.


[Pierre-Augustin Caron de] Beaumarchais sums up his play [the comedy La folle journeé, ou le mariage de Figaro (1784)] in few words: "A great Spanish gentleman, in love with a girl whom he wishes to seduce, and the efforts that this fiancée, the man who she is to marry, and the wife of the seigneur unite in, to bring about the collapse of the designs of an absolute lord whose rank, fortune and prodigality make him powerful enough to accomplish them."

...

Le nozze di Figaro is above all an opera buffa, a work that sets off supremely those central concerns of humankind: love as opposed to lustfulness, generosity and loyalty rather than selfishness.

PETER BRANSCOMBE © 2001

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

wordiQ.com

Definition of S*** happens


"S*** happens" is a common slang phrase, used as a simple existential observation that life is full of imperfections

The Barber of Seville (Rossini)

Opera Australia

Sydney Opera House > What's On > Box Office


The celebrity snipper meets the Keystone Cops - it's enough to make your hair curl!

The whole joyous point [of Il barbiere di Siviglia] is that all the characters are opportunist monsters; this is why, gazing into the proscenium mirror, we all love it so much.

Rodney Milnes
'Barber black sheep', Spectator, 30 March, 1985

chanadeline

chanadeline's Xanga Site


Adeline!!(the mighty intelligent one)

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Jazushi

A fusion of Japanese and French


. Soy-sauce popcorn
. Salted peas
. Sushi roll platter
. Miso soup
. Tempura platter served with chilli mayonnaise, green tea and salt, and mustard
. Teriyaki chicken on mashed potato
. White rice

Friday, October 15, 2004

The Awful Forums

Reveal horrible things you've done in your life!


Testimony to the fact that dysfunctionality exists

happytamponfriends.tk - home of the FFS movement

Little Ironies - Stories of Fairfield

Someone obviously has issues

[The linked website above has already been de-registered by its original registrant and all content is now no longer accessible]

Teacher's Day gift ideas

Bibliomania: Free Online Literature and Study Guides

Chapter Preface of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


Preface
The artist is the creator of beautiful things.

To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim.

The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things.

The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming.

This is a fault.

Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.

They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only beauty.

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.

That is all.

The nineteenth century dislike of realism is the rage of Caliban seeing his own face in a glass.

The nineteenth century dislike of romanticism is the rage of Caliban not seeing his own face in a glass.

The moral life of man forms part of the subject-matter of the artist, but the morality of art consists in the perfect use of an imperfect medium. No artist desires to prove anything. Even things that are true can be proved.

No artist has ethical sympathies.

An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style. No artist is ever morbid. The artist can express everything.

Thought and language are to the artist instruments of an art.

Vice and virtue are to the artist materials for an art.

From the point of view of form, the type of all the arts is the art of the musician.

From the point of view of feeling, the actor's craft is the type.

All art is at once surface and symbol.

Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.

Those who read the symbol do so at their peril.

It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.

Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex, and vital.

When critics disagree, the artist is in accord with himself.

We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.

All art is quite useless.

OSCAR WILDE


Copyright Bibliomania.com Ltd 2000

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Muses...

My words today will be in honour of...


An excellent article arguing that the sanctity of human life should be respected and hence valued above conducting a realist National Service programme, the temerity of which may result in consequences more unnecessary than those of a war

Monday, October 04, 2004

Mental Health Hotline

~*^All Hail The Princess^*~


Courtesy of Hns:
Hello, and welcome to the Mental Health Hotline.

If you are obsessive-compulsive, press 1 repeatedly.
If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2 for you.
If you have multiple personalities, press 3, 4, 5 and 6.
If you are paranoid, we know who you are and what you want. Stay on the line so we can trace your call.
If you are delusional, press 7 and your call will be transferred to the mother ship.
If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a small voice will tell you which number to press.
If you are manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press - no-one will answer.
If you have a nervous disorder, please fidget with the hash key until a representative comes on the line.
If you have amnesia, press 8 and state your name, address, phone number, date of birth, social security number and mother's maiden name.
If you have post-traumatic stress disorder, slowly and carefully press 9.
If you have bi-polar disorder, please wait and leave a message after the beep or before the beep. Or after the beep. Please wait for the beep.
If you have short term memory loss, please press 0.
If you have short term memory loss, please press 0.
If you have short term memory loss, please press 0.
If you have short term memory loss, please press 0.
If you have short term memory loss, please press 0.
If you have short term memory loss, please press 0.
If you have low self-esteem, please hang up. All our operators are too busy to talk to you.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Quidam

Cirque du Soleil

A human soul for a faceless world.


Quidam: a nameless passer-by, a solitary figure lingering on a street corner, a person rushing past. It could be anyone, anybody. Someone coming, going, living in our anonymous society. A member of the crowd, one of the silent majority. The one who cries out, sings and dreams within us all. This is the "quidam" that Cirque du Soleil is celebrating.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Twelfth Night

The Bell Shakespeare Company

Sydney Opera House > What's On > Box Office


O, what a deal of scorn looks beautiful
In the contempt and anger of his lip!

Act 3, Scene 1

This fellow is wise enough to play the fool,
And to do that well craves a kind of wit


Twelfth Night morphs seamlessly between romantic comedy, manners comedy, farce and tragedy. They are all true.

David Freeman
Director

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Bombay Sapphire

The Bombay Sapphire Blue Room

The Bombay Sapphire Blue Room exhibition


An exhibition of glass in contemporary life

Many thanks to Keren (and her friend Chris) for an awesome day out at some great places I never even knew existed ;)

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Why marriage used to work, but no longer works.

NoMarriage.com


At the risk of appearing to be a sexist male chauvinist pig

Strong, emboldened, empowered, modern, independent, strong-willed, 21st-century feminists without a sense of humour and/or who have not watched The Stepford Wives need not apply

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Denny's Menu

Strong Bad Email


Hannah recommends "Techno" and "Guitar"

hannah's Blurty

hannah's Blurty


ahh...just in honorable mention, CLAYTON (hey dude) is the first and uncontested only person I've chatted with on my laptop. rounds of applause all around. thank you. pls visit his wondrous new blog at http://eminere.blogspot.com (wait, do i get paid for shamelessly plugging your blog?? HUH??)

~hannah~

~hannah~


Bow, Bow, To her majesty elect!

Sunday, September 05, 2004

The Silver Anniversary Concert

Sydney Opera House > What's On > Box Office


Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Organ
Happy birthday to you

The Mikado

Sydney Opera House > What's On > Box Office


Yes, there are better things to do on a Friday night

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest - Jan 23-26


One lump, or two?

Selpro Limited - Amusing Images

Selpro Limited - Amusing Images 1


Someone clearly has far too much time on her hands

Memorable Quotes from Adaptation

Memorable Quotes from Adaptation. (2002)


To be forgotten the next day

Official Darwin Awards

Official Darwin Awards


You know what they say - there's one born every minute

~*^All Hail The Princess^*~

~*^All Hail The Princess^*~


Now a special mention for Eminere for having set up a blog to air his musty mind on thoughts he's been storing up for years and years without allowing as as much as a small tour around... Look over to your right, people and visit the inner trappings of Eminere's mind! I assure you that it shall proudly be one of the blogs you will display on your collection of links and frequently visit - once he actually puts up more thoughts... :-D So go forth, yes, forthwards and click on that link which will transport you to links you never knew existed! [Enough of redress? Or did you mean re-dress? Like you know... New clothes? :-P]

THE MEATRIX

THE MEATRIX


Would you like french fries with that?

constipation song

constipation song


Avril Lavigne takes a dump