Monday, March 31, 2008
I found dafont.com at this page from the UK Telgraph of the 101 most useful websites. All worth a look.
Over at AccuWeather, Joe Bastardi questions Al (Darth) Gore's credibility as a climate commentator. It's a great read and this note about the science of climatology from the comments is spot on:
Friday, March 28, 2008
Bob Cringely has a really nice short article here about technology and progress in the field of education. I had to re-read much of it, Jack, but it's worth the struggle.
(bugger, I really wanted to grab 3333) Egg McMuffin.
I think AAP have jumped the gun a bit on something that was meant to be published next Tuesday...
State's sky to get heritage status
Thursday, March 27, 2008
This is the 3333'rd TramTown post and you folks are still reading. Well done!
Today, Tommy and I went to the ACMI to see the Game On thing. We went so you won't have to. My advice is to go and download MAME and perhaps wander off to some lame computer history site. That would give you a more satisfying experience. We paid $25 (1
Nothing to see here citizens. Move along!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
David Mamet has caused a lot of fuss with his election-season essay over at the Village Voice Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal'. It's actually quite a good read IMHO.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
This picture of the crowning of The Queen of Manufactures in the Brunswick centenary year of 1939 includes my aunt. It's amazing what you can find on the internet.
I found this stuff doing a search for something independent and the Picture Victoria site has some great stuff but it doesn't seem to be easily accessible from the front page.
More pictures from the Moreland library collection can be found in a fairly unfriendly format here (just click on any of the ".html" filenames.
Other collections are here with a couple of click throughs until you find those ".html" files. Give it a go!
UPDATE: What about this one of the 1945 Box Hill GF winning team? Recognise anyone there, Jack?
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
I don't believe this. Apple makes you creative, Disney makes you honest? Rubbish!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
I bought Thirteen Tonne Theory yesterday and am currently on p. 169. It has a lovely and very readable quality to it and is an interesting look at one blokes perspective of almost two decades of "local" music. I'm thoroughly enjoying it as a read. I have different memories of some of the early 80's anecdotes but. (well, neither me or Gail get a mention (at least in the first 169 pages) for a start). Richard does though.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Here is a story about two men and a lion. Go look!
Is it allowable in a PC sense to have a favourite Benny Hill song? Maybe Ben Elton won't whack me so hard if I say that Broken Hearted Lovers' Stew is one of my less despised Benny Hill songs.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
A mate of Tram Town's has a gig at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival -- go see him.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Improv Everywhere is a "Chaser" like team that organise stunts in public places. I like their latest offering:
I've never been much of a "gamer" but I reckon I might take the girls off to see Game On over at ACMI.
In the UK there has been a call for a ban on homework. I'm just sayin' is all!
Over at the Herald Sun, Rosemary Desmond has fallen for the Mights, Mays and Ifs nonsense of press release science. It seems that Doc Monica Gagliano has discovered that less perfect specimens of a certain species of fish are less likely to survive and breed. Well done Doc!
Monday, March 10, 2008
I watched The Club today on DVD and I think it is a really good piece of cinema. I've probably thought that on the multiple occasions in the past that I have watched it but they were a long time ago. A $9.98 price tag at JB made me pick it up without a second thought and I'm really glad I did.
I've got a lot of time for the boy Williamson as a playwright even if he has come up with the odd clanger as a social observer.
And we all thought that fluoridation was bad! Nup! It's the drugs!
Friday, March 07, 2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
|Category: Space TFF|
Go to Mars, Go directly to Mars, do not pass go, do not collect $200, do not come back!
Fascinating article/discussion on a (potential) one way trip.
Construction of Bejing's Olympic Stadium continues apace....
Curiously, that name is not in the Blogger spell checker. Never mind, on with the post...
This article in the Times of London gives us some idea of voters' perceptions of Obama's policies. JJRay pointed at it in a post titled
Obama as a Rorschach inkblotAlso, in the letters page of the Racine Journal Times, this letter gives us hope:
Hope for an alternative