Thursday, July 30, 2009

I agree with you totally, but its more a case of hating on the hater.

Edit: wait, when you refer to public shame, are you referring to the girl or Sand-in-the-vag-lands?

I've only read headlines. I refuse to click into any articles about it because I would only be fueling his ratings and encouraging further media reports which is exactly their intention. Same thing with Einfeld, he was the Britney Spears of the judiciary and it got so ridiculous that I refused to read any more articles about him for fear it would fuel the undignified feeding frenzy.

Similar circumstances surrounded the chocolate gelato incident (pun-intended) but in that case I kept on clicking on the articles, because I thought that was the funniest thing (still do). I had an insatiable appetite for cutting edge reports and developments on the Coogee Bay.

Does anyone still read this blog?

Kyle tries to be funnier and wittier than he is, and failed miserably. Either that, or the man is exceedingly intelligent that he puts on a facade to raise his popularity the unconventional way. Just look at how much publicity he's got recently for the comment regarding the girl who's been raped.

Let's face it Marc, you and I tuned into the news because there's something enormously entertaining about watching somebody else suffer - in this case, public shame.

The public often hate works that celebrities produce, but not the celebrity personally. There are celebrity assholes like Clarkson, Dicko or Ramsay, who generally have less obvious, but overwhelmingly redeeming qualities. Then you have vacuous celebrities like Paris Hilton whom people just think are morons but not really hated personally.

Not true with Kyle Sandilands. People don't just hate his work, they despise him as a person (wiki says he employs a personal security guard which does not surprise me - how many Australian celebrities need to do that). He's an asshole but no one's laughing with him. Even more tragically, no one laughs at him. His life has devolved into a bargain basement quest for ratings. He is the embodiment and living continuation of the Big Brother TV Series and everything it stands for in pop culture.

He would be the perfect candidate for psychoanalytic deconstruction where at the lower layers you will see a flashback of a lonely fat bully child that you see in those Judd Apatow movies

Monday, July 27, 2009

Ever wondered why those fluorescent light bulbs were free?

For two years I worked for Easy Being Green, a Sydney-based carbon trading firm that operated under the NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme. As a team leader there, I spruiked, cajoled and charmed members of the public into taking home free boxes of energy-saving CFL globes and miserly showerheads for the good of the planet. A year later, I'd climb furniture and crawl under houses to install them personally.

"100 per cent free," I'd say — "All you have to do is sign this form."

The form was a nomination form, which stated that the hapless coal-fired electricity consumer could have the bulbs for free, if they promised to use them — as long as Easy Being Green could keep the saved energy. Or to put it more accurately, claim a certificate representing a tonne of saved carbon, which could be sold on one of the world's oldest carbon markets, the NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme.

GGAS was launched in 2003 to limit pollution from electricity generation activities in NSW. It operated by setting a baseline for carbon emissions based on a projection of predicted levels, and establishing a marketplace for trade in carbon savings, real or theoretical. This meant that a generator exceeding their predicted emissions level would need to buy a tonne of "saved" carbon for each in excess, at a price determined by the market.

I'm supposing the same idea lies behind all sorts of energy saving initiatives.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Then the groom beat down on the bride Chris Brown styleZ. If cto did that, I would be tempted to Chapppelle-robot down the isle...spain.

Hash it didn't make sense until you said "cannon your base"

i <3 the chicken dance XD.

btw MC. Hammer is a Preacher .... old news, but still wtf.

as to the previously posed question of what an indian person could do to you, the answer seems like 'nothing' - or you look at Slum dog millionaire and see what they do to each other.

ftr, a lankan will be totally non-confrontational. So they would stab u in the back, cut u in ur sleep and build cannons in ur spawn.

What spain and every CTO wedding should be like.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

the opening looked like a scene from an apocalypse movie.

lol wardriving

259 car pileup on the autobahn

Friday, July 17, 2009


So wrong to use an esoteric tea reference in a widely circulated paper...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I'm sure if we all chip in $10,000 we could have a piece of this fantastic get-away.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Top 5 Astronaut Movies of All Time

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Old news =P He announced it around the time his character was killed off in House.

Why do these concepts look so similar? So similar I confused them in the movie.

Chevy Corvette Stingray concept

Citroen GT

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


'Kumar' goes from Gitmo to the White House

Monday, July 06, 2009

Too many dicks on the dancefloor

Watch it tonight! It's gotto count for something if its directed by Michel Gondry. The pinnacle of Season 2, after that, it just trails off...

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Sup homez.

I'm on holiday in Vietnam and it's awesome.

Awesomely scary for crossing the road anyway.

Anyway you guys better be planning a huge Birthday party for Jono/James/Hash/Me in July!

Talk to you guys later.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Check out audio from Triple J's Hack segment about Man Week. Explores what Man is about.

Now you're a man, a manly manly man...

Thursday, July 02, 2009


Anyone here have a spare PSU to lend? I've ordered one but it'll take at least 3 to 4 weeks to get arrive. Actually, I'll need it for 30 mins to test my new comp. (Only if you don't have to unplug the wiring inside...