Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
VB adverts are generally clever and this latest one for the cricket from England is no exception. The agency seem able to hone in on some aspect of Aussie humour and amplify it for effect. This self effacing humour extends to a parade of likely VB drinkers including: blokes punching above their weight; manscapers; those who took a sickie to be there; streakers; and aussie cricketers to name a few.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I dont want to run I dont want to stay
Cos everything thats near and dear is old and in decay
Emergency has gone, apathy rolling on
Time to take a stand
Got you in my sights, spotlit by the fence
If your small you’re faking, its just common sense
Brick and tile for miles, rolling in the aisles
Rifle in my hand
Well the streets are clean, nothing gets away
I can see the beauty treatment draining from your face
It is vision free, its poor bugger me
Something less than grand
Monday, July 20, 2009
I wanted to speak the other night as a supporter of the brilliant work that's been done by a Taskgroup with our Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress towards the Preamble. BUT due to something of an overrreaction to a question thr time got blown away.
We then went to working groups and listened hard to issues of: time people have had to consider the Preamble; views about it's Christology; and what people could and couldn't say!!
This was represented by a Facilitation Team in a great summary of many issues and then listed as  ammendments. We got within 1-4 blue cards of a decision depending on who you speak to and all those concerns tumbled out to again threaten the Proposal. Congress left an 'unsafe space' and despite standing to speak about how we felt I was so angry at the crap being spoken by some people I had to sit back down to avoid swearing and offending people.
I believe those with blinkered evangelical agendas have been pig headed and failed to listen. They have behaved like a dominant culture still rubbing it into to aboriginal people and I was disgusted with the lack of empathy [total lack] and the inability to listen and listen to ourselves.
Here's hoping tomorrow brings a decision it's something we must decide and a chance to speak about why... we'll see I guess!!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
The kicking isn't great [though the breeze didn't help] and the defence was strong but not unbreakable.
More disappointing is that we were thrashed at the breakdown and couldn't blame some admittedly erratic refereeing foe the end result!!
Even then we still had a throw with minutes left if only we could have held the ball!!
Maybe next time!!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Amongst other things this is a symbol too of how we're moving on from some other divisive issues and still talking about and acting out important things.
The preamble takes seriously the Bonhoeffer notion of the question from Jesus of "who do you say that I am?" being tied up with the "where?" question. That location is significant.
Check out this and other Assembly developments here.
In the end the speakers took extra time so when questions and comments were called there were only a few. One question [greeted agressively as an attack] sidelined other feedback and just as I was about to stand up and say "this is a brilliant thing and I hope we can just pass it when the time comes!" The Prez needed to call 'time' and just hear from one or two who were still standing.
We were again priviledged to be a told a story from our northern synod brother about the aboriginal sense of 'good' and 'evil' and their awareness of 'God' always which underpins the ability to make statements in our proposed preamble about the history of belief and spirituality amongst aboriginal people right back to the earliest times!!
This move could lead the country in what I came to believe in the 1980s was the thing holding us back from great nationhood/community in much more subtle but just as pervasive ways as South Africa's apartheid.
No scan of life expectancy, health or literacy statistics for aboriginal and non aboriginal Australians could lead you to any other conclusion.
Anyhow, we discuss this in working group Saturday and will seek consensus Sunday!!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
The tax evading Irishmen have been criticised for 65,000 or is it 650,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions footprint and unanswered questions about whether they'll offset!!
It should be noted that despite my admiration for their music I have not gone as far as attending the 'Hype' Conference this coming October in North Carolina in the US... which has some interesting presenters and a concert nearby with tix available during the event!! Check it out here!!
Monday, July 06, 2009
Here's the clip Selina mentioned in comment around my 'Adamstown Dungeon' posts!! It's this kind of 2000s reflection not unlike Alanis Morisette's "Ironic" from some years ago!!
I had seen the clip on TV but not with the sound up one Saturday morning while the girls had a CD on in the background as well!!
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Haven't heard these tracks yet but it'll be interesting whatever
Here's your playlist:
No Line on the Horizon
Get On Your Boots
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Angel of Harlem [with comment for Michael Jackson]
In a Little While
City of Blinding Lights
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Pride (In The Name of Love)
Where The Streets Have No Name
With Or Without You
Moment of Surrender
And the night included a live call to the International Space Station!! celebrating the upcoming moonlanding anniversary!