Friday, February 29, 2008


I was speaking to x, a neighbour I sometimes see when I walk xxx.
We got yxrning the other day, and she said that she had once lived in xxxxsx,
had lived there for xx years in fact, when she first arrived in Australia.

"I love xxxxsx", I said, "Well xxxxsxxxx in general, really. I'd love to live in xxxxsxxxx one day."
"It was a lovely community" she said, "I still get the xxixxxxxxx paper, so I can keep up to date with things."

Coincidentally, I had just being reading a book on the area, xaxx and xxxexxxx! by xxxsxxx xxxxe, which I mentioned.

"But I’d be reluctant to lend this to you, because the first half is filled with rather xxxxuxxxx language. It’s very ... xxxx "

"Oh I had to get used to that, living in xxxxsx! It’s a very xxoxx community."

teh blog

via The Man She Forgot To Google via Relevant History

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

fab blog

Hey Dullblog
People Who Think About The Beatles A Little Too Much

via Making Light - who linked to this post


a huge internet following

via J-walk

Sunday, February 17, 2008


R was for Rocket

I remember spending a couple of goggle.hours looking for an image similar to this once.
I was after the everyday rocket-ware that adorned Dickens or the playgrounds of chadstone past.
Part of a great Flickr set

Thursday, February 14, 2008


What a Difference A Day Made

Shirley Temple non-fans look away now.
(But you'll miss Alice Faye at 0.55-secs-in singing But Definitely)

and this version sports a splendid karaoke orchestral intro.


yes, it was the best of speeches, followed by one of the worst.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


more of yesterday's yore, for Genevieve*

on the barbie

2 Bedroom

Friday, February 08, 2008

al fresco

Welcome to the Australian barbecue, 2008. Not everyone grills in the shadow of an architect-designed mansion, of course, but today's typical barbie barely resembles the simple snags-and-chops affairs of yore...

Sgarbossa, a property developer, has also seen the change. "When clients give me the specifications, they now include the barbecue," he says. "They think nothing of spending 50 grand on an al fresco dining area. That wouldn't have happened a few years ago. A barbecue was something you just put on the veranda."

Toffs 'n' tongs. The Age
I'll take the yore, thanks.


Tuesday, February 05, 2008