... from the Collingwood camp. After eighteen months or more of instability, low morale, bad decisions made to fix even worse decisions from the past, we have some good old common sense in the appointment of new head coach, former Brisbane 3 x premiership player, Craig McRae. He's not a big name, he's not an … Continue reading At last, some common sense …
Okay, so I'm in a difficult position here, considering my new job as a Covid Marshal at the Ford vaccination hub. On the one hand, I do support vaccinations - they've eradicated smallpox, and almost consigned other pretty scary diseases, like polio, to the history books. They keep young children from dying of Measles and … Continue reading Victoria stays in lock-down … for the foreseeable future?
Finally, something goes right for me, for a change. I just got a job as a Covid Marshal at our local vaccine hub. An actual paying job, not volunteering. I just hope I don't manage to stuff it up. I really, really want this to work out. Even though it's casual and probably not permanent … Continue reading YIPPEEEEE!!!!!
Not having free-to-air TV at the moment, I'm not able to check the news as freely as I might otherwise, with paywalls and other irritations making getting my news fix from the internet, well, irritating. So please bear with me if I have some of my facts wrong. But from what I can tell, the … Continue reading Shit is getting real …
As the old saying goes, you can chose your friends but you can't choose your relatives. As a matter of necessity, I've been living with my mother for the past ten years. Renting from her, although she prefers to call it board, as I'm not paying for utilities (apart from our internet account). So you'd … Continue reading My weekly rant
Lord of the Rings – Return of the King (2003) Say what you want about the occasional suspiciously gay moments between the hobbits (especially Sam and Frodo), but you can’t deny that Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy was one of the best-cast movie franchises of the modern age. I had a heck of a time choosing … Continue reading Top 2000s movies
Terminator 2 – Judgement Day- 1991 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick One of the best sequels I can remember ever being made to one of my favourite movies of the 1980’s. It managed to far surpass the original in not only plot but character development, (adding intriguing new characters such as the … Continue reading Top 90s movies
Domestic abuse, Drag Queens, Abstinence. What do they have in common? Absolutely nothing. So, I've never thought of myself as an addictive personality. I don't like gambling, I don't smoke, I only really drink socially or on special occasions, and I don't do drugs. That's not to say that I look down on anyone who … Continue reading My Weekly Rant
As a self-proclaimed Grammar Nazi, I can sometimes irritate the hell out of those to whom I feel beholden to correct, criticise or otherwise chastise when it comes to their written or spoken word. That's just the role I have found myself in over the years, and I refuse to apologise for it. As far … Continue reading Mind your language …
The Princess Bride (1987) – Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin I cannot stress how much I love this movie. As Grandpa says in the first five minutes, it’s got everything: sports, fighting, magic, murder, true love … and Andre the Giant. Well, he doesn’t say that, but he should. Because the guy (Fezzik) is … Continue reading Top 10 80’s movies