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Friday, July 22, 2005

Some Things To Remember...

  • Maybe the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence because that's where the leaky septic tank is burried.
  • Follow the three R's; Respect for self, Respect for others, Responsibiliy for all your actions.
  • Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
  • Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
  • Spend some time alone every day.
  • Open your arms to change but don't let go of your values.
  • Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  • We do not remember days, we remember moments.
  • Just because no one has made this race worth while, doesn't give you permission to stop running.
  • Don't worry about the world ending today, it's already tomorrow in Australia. Unless you're in Australia... (then start worrying).
  • You can only go as far as you push.
  • Some people make the world special just by being in it.
  • Everything is alright in the end, if it's not ok, then it's not the end.
  • Actions speak louder than words.
  • Don't let the padt hold you back, you're missing the good stuff.
  • Life's short, if you don't look around once in a while, you might miss it.


A Perfect Circle - Lets Have A War

There's so many opposites,
So many opposites,
So many, there's so many, there's so many

Let's have a war,
So you can go and die,
Let's have a war,
We could all use the money,
Let's have a war,
We need the space,
Let's have a war,
Clean out this place

It already started in the city,
Suburbia will be just as easy

Let's have a war,
Jack up the Dow Jones,
Let's have a war,
It can start in New Jersey,
Let's have a war,
Blame it on the middle-class,
Let's have a war,
We're like rats in a cage

It already started in the city,
Suburbia will be just as easy

Let's have a war,
Sell the rights to the networks,
Let's have a war,
Let our wallets get fat like last time,
Let's have a war,
Give guns to the queers,
Let's have a war,
The enemy's within

It already started in the city,
Suburbia will be just as easy


Every one should listen to this album; eMOTIVe. It is brilliant! Mostly anti-war or Pro-Peace, whichever you prefer. Either way, everyone should listen to this every day.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Thin Ice?

Living in the modern age,
death for virtue is the wage,
so it seems in darker hours,
evil wins, kindness cowers.

Ruled by violence and vice,
we all stand upon thin ice.
Are we brave or are we mice,
here upon such thin ice?

Dare we linger, dare we skate,
dare we laugh or celebrate?
Knowing we may strain the ice,
preserve the ice at any price?

Just think about it a bit...

Bagdad - More Children Killed in Suicide Bombings

"There were some American troops blocking the highway when a U.S. Humvee came near a gathering of children, and U.S. soldiers began to hand them candies," said Karim Shukir, 42. "Then suddenly, a speeding car bomb showed up and struck both the Humvee and the children."

The world is full of broken people. Splints, casts, miracle drugs and time cant mend fractured hearts, wounded minds and torn spirits.

1 in 50 People; a Drug-Driver

Drug-Driver tests started in Victoria, Australia on the 13th of December last year. In the 6 months that it has been running, 5054 car drivers were tested as well as 2153 truck drivers. Out of all those tests, 103 results came back positive for methamphetamines and six were positive for cannabis. 36 drivers were positive for both. More than two thirds of those who tested positive for drugs were in their 20's. 80% were men. What is more frightening is that the estimates for this test were much much lower. It was expected that 1 in 300 would test positive, insted it is more like 1 in 50.

Oh no! What is our world coming to?!? Like we didnt already know how many people do drugs. We are not deaf, dumb and blind! *slaps forehead*

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

Tonight at 12:01 am, bookstores all over London and England will be holding Harry Potter Festivals in anticipation of the release of the long awaited 6th book of the series. I myself have read all 5 previous books and loved every one of them and, though I dont have my copy of the 6th pre-ordered like so many people do, I cant wait to get my hands on a copy. Hopefully [olivebranch]'s little sister will get her copy soon and finish reading it twice in the first week of having it, so then I can borrow it! So, what's going to happen in this book? Which key character is going to die? Will Ron and Hermione concoct a love potion? Well obviously they will, otherwise I wouldnt know about it.

Oh well, still exciting. Not as historic as the London Bombings that happened this week, or the G8 Meeting but it seems that everyone else is talking about these things, so I'll leave that to them. This is on a lighter note.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

The Bank of Canada

An elderly woman walked into the Bank of Canada one morning with a purse full of money. She wanted to open a savings account and insisted on talking to the president of the bank because, she said, she had a lot of money.
After many lengthy discussions (after all, the client is always right) an employee took the elderly woman to the president's office. The president of the Bank asked her how much she wanted to deposit. She placed her purse on his desk and replied, "$165,000". The president was curious and asked her how she had been able to save so much money. The elderly woman replied that she made bets. The president was surprised and asked, "What kind of bets?" The elderly woman replied, "Well, I bet you $25,000 that your testicles are square." The president started to laugh and told the woman that it was impossible to win a bet like that. The woman never batted an eye. She just looked at the president and said, "Would you like to take my bet?"
"Certainly", replied the president. "I bet you $25,000 that my testicles are not square."
"Done", the elderly woman answered. "But given the amount of money involved, if you don't mind I would like to come back at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning with my lawyer as a witness."
"No problem", said the president of the Bank confidently.

That night, the president became very nervous about the bet and spent a long time in front of the mirror examining his testicles, turning them this way and that, checking them over again and again until he was positive that no one could consider his testicles as square and reassuring himself that there was no way he could lose the bet.

The next morning at exactly 10 o'clock the elderly woman arrived at the president's office with her lawyer and acknowledged the $25,000 bet made the day before that the president's testicles were square. The president confirmed that the bet was the same as the one made the day before. Then the elderly woman asked him to drop his pants etc. so that she and her lawyer could see clearly. The president was happy to oblige. The elderly woman came closer so she could see better and asked the president if she could touch them.
"Of course", said the president. "Given the amount of money involved, you should be 100% sure."The elderly woman did so with a little smile. Suddenly the president noticed that the lawyer was banging his head against the wall. He asked the elderly woman why he was doing that and she replied, "Oh, it's probably because I bet him $100,000 that around 10 o'clock in the morning I would be holding the balls of the President of the Bank of Canada!"


Madagascar - Movie

Madagascar was released here in Australia on the 16th of June and as soon as I saw a review on tv, I wanted to go see it. I've always been a sucker for little kids movies. I think people making cartoons now, realise that more adults are enjoying their creations and so there are lots of little bits of humour thrown in that children would not understand. In saying this, the film is still brilliant for children. (Though there were a few crying in the theatre when I saw it)

The story starts off in Central Park Zoo, with Alex, the lion and the star of the show, Marty, his best friend, the zebra (black with white stripes or white with black stripes?), Gloria, the confident beautiful hippoppotomus and Melman, the hypochondriac giraffe. These four friends are celebrating Marty's tenth birthday when he decides he wants to visit 'The Wild' and so starts the adventure of these four hillarious friends.

While being shipped off to a new nature reserve after being caught roaming New York, penguins hijacked the boat and the New York Zoo crew fell overboard, beaching onto a lovely tropical island. Thinking they have been transferred to another zoo they set out in search of people. Upon finding the local population of leemurs, they discover they are in fact in 'The Wild'. Then, of course, comes the obvious challenge of friendship between the lion and zebra when Alex tries to eat his best friend and goes a little wild.

The characters in this movie were hilarious. Chris Rock (Marty), Ben Stiller (Alex), Jada Pinkett-Smith (Gloria) and David Schwimmer (Melman) were brilliant in each role. I would definately see this film again, in fact I did! and I even dragged [olivebranch] along with me. We both loved it. Brilliant!

Director: Eric Darnell (Antz) & Tom McGrath (The Ren And Stimpy Show)
Producer: Mireille Soria (Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron)
Co-Producer: Theresa Cheng
Screenplay Written By: Mark Burton & Billy Frollick and Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath