Monday, March 28, 2005

Friday, March 25, 2005

All I really Want is Love

La lumière de nos jours
Que voici de retour
Pour nous faire voir tout en rose

Lisa Ekdahl - Heaven, earth and beyond 2002

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

eBaum's World presents

Michael Jackson - I Never Copped a Feel .swf - Parody Funny Flash Joke Molesting Trial Thriller Picture

Michael Jackson is facing charges... again.
Hear Jacko proclaim his innocence in this parody of "I Never Copped a Feel" - ("The Way You Make Me Feel" Spoof)

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Be Cool

Be Cool

This spring everyone's looking for the next big thing

Andy Roddick ProShop

Official Andy Roddick Mercendise

“No Compromise” Wrist Band

Now Available!

The goal of The Andy Roddick Foundation is to make a difference in the lives of at-risk children including those that have been abused, abandoned and neglected. Andy’s approach to this worthy cause is very similar to his approach to playing tennis; full speed ahead and accept No Compromise.

Join Andy in supporting this worthy cause by wearing blue.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Wars Of The Roses

Wars Of The Roses Posted by Hello

Celebrating fifteen years of touring across Australia, Bell Shakespeare presents an event not to be missed – WARS OF THE ROSES – John Bell’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI Trilogy distilled into one evening of two remarkable parts: Harry The Sixth and Edward 4.

The nation is embroiled in turmoil following the death of its inspirational leader and the once great power base is challenged through a relentless campaign on foreign soil. Brutal struggles for dominance dictate in a world torn apart by deceit and blind ambition.

At the heart of John Bell’s WARS OF THE ROSES are the flawed and passionate characters who embody corruption and treachery. An extraordinary Bell Ensemble of sixteen actors confronts our frailties, ambition and hopes in this theatrical tour-de-force.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Warner Bros.

Million Dollar Baby

There is a reason why this film won all the awards that it did in the 2005 Golden Globe Awards and the 77th Academy Awards

Friday, March 04, 2005

Common law common sense v. Stupidity

Regular visitors to my blog will know that it is a rare occasion when I write blog entries - most of the time, my blog consists of links that take the reader to far and known places.

Hence, it is with much aplomb that I bestow upon the reader today the great honour of letting his* eyes feast on my delicious writings.

I can now officially boast of my first encounter with stupidity so pure that, if bottled and unleashed on the world, would cause degeneration of the brain faster than being left alone in a room with a television set and a George Bush** speech playing on it.

Now on with the show.

In our Foundations of Law seminar today, our teacher was explaining to us that Australia, like its American and Canadian counterparts, uses the common law legal system which is based on judicially decided cases. (Civil law systems, on the other hand, are based on codified Roman law and operate in many European countries.)

All was going just fine and dandy until a certain individual had the sheer brilliance to ask whether judges from one common law country could decide cases from another.


To which the teacher, quite rightly so, replied with a firm no.

This individual, looking actually surprised and genuinely perplexed, then proceeded to ask why not.


To which the teacher, quite rightly so again, replied that judges have no jurisdiction anywhere beyond that which the law of the country governs.

She then very wisely quickly pushed on to the rest of the seminar.

And these are the same individuals who are meant to reflect on the standard and calibre of a faculty supposedly on the same prestigious ranks as Medicine, and who will might graduate with a degree allowing them to practice and eventually become our legal representatives, should the need arise.

As a friend of mine put it, looks like common sense ain't so common after all. Well in some people at least.

Not a comforting thought.

* Gender equality applies here.
** Any resemblance to persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.