Thursday, February 27, 2003

HOLY SHIT! I don't know where it came from, but some flying bug flew through my 5th-storey window a little while ago and ran into my left speaker. It hasn't moved yet. Brisbane really is throwing everything it can at me!

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

I HAVE to comment on this.

"The media created us, puts us on the air, and then says 'How dare you use your rights as a celebrity?'," said television producer Robert Greenwald, founder of the fledgling Artists United to Win Without War. "I have been surprised at the vehemence. We got a whole bunch of hate mail after our news conferences. Some of these talk radio shows go for days trying to viciously demean and demonize and marginalize these very eloquent and committed patriots among our group," Greenwald told Reuters.

Derided as "limousine liberals," or for being unpatriotic, the actors and musicians who have spoken out are now forced to spend as much time defending their free speech rights as detailing their opposition to a war.

"We are not experts. What we are is citizens in a democracy. We are using our patriotic rights and our ability to get the attention of the media," Greenwald said.

Sounds like they want celebrities to be able to use free-speech publically and not get critcised for saying things that quite a few people disagree with. I mean, they're saying things like "America has never paid any attention to other people" (Richard Gere), and expecting people to reply with praise and agreement, as opposed to "uhh... Mr. Gere, the US provides more assistance to the world than anybody else. Don't you pay attention?" It seems Hollywood can't grasp the fact that free-speech is a two-way street. If you state your opinion, you should accept that you are, more than likely, going to generate at least a bit of criticism.

All information I used here was found at Hollywood Halfwits.

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

I'M HERE but I'm finding myself to have a significantly less amount of time to spend blogging. Once I get all my priorities sorted out and I get a routine happening to help balance my time, blogging will then go back to being consistent, but until then unfortunately it's going to be the occasional post just to assure myself that Blogger hasn't imploded on itself or something.

Until next time.. :)

Sunday, February 16, 2003

WELL I've finally made the move to Brisbane. but I'm starting university studies tomorrow so I'm not sure about how blogging will suffer. Hopefully not much! I'll keep y'all updated whenever I can.

Friday, February 07, 2003

IS IT just me or does a headline like this really make you question France's ability to call a spade a spade:

Chirac says U.S. evidence on Iraq does not change French position

Call it a hunch, but the French are doing an appalling job at convincing the rest of the world (i.e. me) that they hold intelligent and well-informed viewpoints.

ONE of my favourite sources of entertainment (or anger-management, depending on my mood), is the Adbusters message forums.

Normally I wouldn't get inspired to do anything but beat these idiots into a bloody pulp, but their words struck a chord with me today and inspired me to do something that I never would have expected... Yep, that's right, I want to satisfy my very capitalist desires, as well as rub salt into their wounds!

See, the US is going to blow the crap out of Iraq (yay!) no matter how hard the anti-war movement try to stop them. The pacifists don't listen to us and we don't listen to them, so why don't we do the next best thing - sucker all their money out of them! That's right, I propose that we who support the disarmament and overthrow of a ruthless and blood-soaked regime start selling anti-war merchandise for top dollar! Members of the Left won't complain because they'll have their "Don't Kill Innocent People" shirts with pictures of a smiling Saddam on it, and we won't be complaining because Iraq is being annhilated at the same time that we're swimming in huge wads of cash. It's win-win!!!

THERE WAS a small anti-war protest going on in my small town of Taree this afternoon. I was driving home from work and I can't believe I didn't stop, get out of the car, steal a megaphone off the closest guy that had one, and tell all of these stupid peaceniks to get a clue of what we're doing for them. Instead, all I did was drive slowly past thinking "I'm going to shout something out the window", but by the time I'd come to the conclusion that I was going to yell "fuck you, you stupid wishy-washy, limp-wristed pacifists," I'd already passed the protest and had to stop at traffic lights.

I hate missing opportunities like that.

Tuesday, February 04, 2003

APOLOGIES for the lack of updates lately. I've found, enquired, applied, been interviewed and finally been accepted into a college in Brisbane in the space of 3 days (the weekend doesn't count because nothing was happening). I'm on the move in roughly a week, so you can unfortunately expect further delays in blogging.