Monday, November 20, 2006

Do it like I told you

This is a sketch that I wrote when I was working for The Ronnie Johns Half Hour. I was trying to have a a go at people who aren't quite prepared to let those Australians that look "different" be fully fledged "Aussies". For those of you who didn't catch this episode... I thought I'd indulge myself and repost it here because I reckon this sketch turned out ok. (Yong Yong Magoo... A childhood full of research went into this I think!)

"I'm the Minister for Defence and Bryan agrees!"


These guys do a skit on the 7:30 Report on the ABC every thursday night. They are often hilarious. I once stumbled across a cd of their best sketches in the Russian Markets in Phnom Penh in Cambodia. If you ever find it, it's well worth a listen. This is a video link to a very funny sketch about Brendan Nelson. John Clarke's face at the end is genius.

Click to link below to view it:
http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200611/r116132_367124.asx

If this doesn't work go to the 7:30 Report website and download it yourself here:
http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/7.30_clarkedawe.htm

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Two Worlds Apart.

One thing I've noticed since I've been here in Paris is the amount of homeless people there are here.

I was walking home from class the other day in St Germain des Prés, which is one of the most upmarket areas in Paris. I noticed this man sitting across the road from an Emporio Armani store, with a plastic bag of jumpers and a bottle of wine in between his legs. He was "harassing" everyone that walked past him for food. Meanwhile, all around him were these expensive fashion shops, symbols of extreme opulance, Cartier, Prada, Armani, Gucci... Anyway, thought it was an interesting juxtaposition. I haven't managed to capture the situation very well with my camera but perhaps you can get a glimpse of a cold winter day in St Germain des Prés.




Monday, November 06, 2006

My Favourite Song #1

Here you go, the first instalment of My Favourite Song, a weekly update of... well... it speaks for itself. I hope that by posting my favourite song of the week you might be inspired to tell me the song that you most often find yourself listening to. I hope in the future to be able to find a way to post the mp3 of my favourite song so that you can download and listen to it too. If anyone has any idea how to post music to a blog... I'd appreciate the advice. Anyway... to the first instalment. Do yourself a favour...
  • Bar Lights - Whiskeytown

It's winter... and I bought a coat.



The new Winter Collection from Jamison Inc.