Friday, November 28, 2008


listening to sound samples of Helen Merrill sings The Beatles

after I listened to Listen at
Music For Every Mood, whose post on HM notes the Beatley disc.

MFEM via Music You(Possibly)Won't Hear Anyplace Else

Thursday, November 27, 2008


7.30 Life After People
Documentary. A hypothetical
examination of what the planet
would be like if every human being
on Earth suddenly disappeared.
(Includes Powerball draw)

- the Age Green Guide


I'm sure if he didn't want to surf his size alone would make it dificult for his owners to force him

- reader's comment

via look at this

see also Ed

Monday, November 24, 2008


But there could be a movie called Melvin
a sequel or prequel to australia.
For that is what the google voice-recognition application for iPhone heard as the Herald-Sun* said "Melbourne".

*(Not online. But see)

Friday, November 21, 2008


Write or die
...consequences if you do not write

via bifurcated rivets


We almost missed the wonderful Peter and The Wolf when it screened quietly on Tuesday at 10.

Luckily it's repeated on ABC2 this Sunday at 7.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Actually, those red shoes in the banner image appear in a Life Cook Book circa 1960 in my possession.

I searched for the image to no avail at the LIFE photo archive hosted by Google via J walk

But I did find some related images on a modernistic theme

one can easily jump around while watching television.

watering plants in the living room

Family and friends sitting in a modern home, with lots of glass

at his push-button house displaying guests sitting on the couch and playing bridge during a cocktail-party.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


At, all of Peanuts online... via Daily Jive

That was a blast from the past. I spent an hour or so yesterday in the early fifties looking for a strip I read in the early seventies. I was looking for mid-century interiors, commentary thereof. I think this might be it:

and who knew there would be a strip about blogging, or blog ennui

Monday, November 10, 2008

shoes two

Update on the shoes:

It seems we're in good company...

Just Jared: Natalie

Natalie and Charlie


(seen via herald sun)

Monday, November 03, 2008

cup eve

Some scenes from National Velvet - the TV show.

(I've been waiting for nv to make an appearance on the yt nostalgia machine.)

red shoes

- And speaking of op shops, I bought some new Dunlop runners (dog-walkers) at the Salvos, which was timely as the old ones are on their last legs.
At op shops, if you're lucky enough to score a new pair of shoes in your size, the colour of the shoe isn't an issue.

But they are very red.

But when she wanted to go to the right, the blue heeler and the red shoes walked to the left, and when she wanted to walk up the room, the blue heeler and the red shoes walked down the room, down the stairs through the street, and out through the gates of the town. She walked, and was obliged to walk, far out into the dark wood...

She was frightened, and wanted to throw the red shoes away; but they stuck fast. She tore off her stockings, but the shoes had grown fast to her feet. She walked and was obliged to go on walking the blue heeler over field and meadow, in rain and sunshine, by night and by day—but by night it was most horrible