Monthly Archives: October 2005

Rosa Parks passes away

American civil rights activist Rosa Parks has passed away in her home in Detroit. She died of natural causes. She was 92. Rosa Parks is credited with sparking the civil rights movement in the US when, in 1955, she refused to give up her seat on a public bus for a white man. Her act [...]

Wallace and Gromit

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Wererabbit is the first film I’ve decided to turn my blogging energies to. I’ve been a fan of W&G since I first saw “The Wrong Trousers” on TV – and it remains my favourite W&G film. When I left the cinema I had a feeling of emptyness. The [...]

The Chore of Blogging

It turns out that blogging is really difficult. Trying to avoid making posts about frivolous things contributes to the difficulty. Trying to think of something relevant to post – not just a one line “I ate a sandwich today” style post – is actually a surprisingly difficult task. News stories seem like a logical place [...]

Jonny Bobsled is my man

Yes indeed, this category is filed under the all-encompassing ‘random’

Wests are the best!

The Wests Tigers have taken out the 2005 Telstra NRL Rugby League premiership. The Wests Tigers are a joint venture between foundation rugby league clubs; Western Suburbs and Balmain. These two clubs, and their off spring, the Wests Tigers, have had to endure plenty of hard ships in recent years. Firstly the pain of a [...]

No More “Doof Doof!”

A certain white, shiny device is annoying me… I can’t sit on a train without hearing multiple peoples “doof doof” music being played at high volume through little white headphones. This post isn’t really about iPods (the white headphones are just the obvious thing to blame) – or any other mobile music player – just [...]