26 May 2013
25 May 2013
So I've bought this step ladder and I'm getting ready to use it when I notice the warning stickers.
Best read those and be responsible I think to myself.
I'm pretty cool with most of the safety do's and don'ts on there, cool that is until the WTF moment...
"Do Not Stand On Or Above 2nd Top Step"
Here it is again on the actual 2nd top step, just to be sure that I've read it. What's the big deal I hear you say, that's kind of standard. Sure, I know it is, but this ladder only has THREE friggen steps and apparently I can only use 1 of them. So in effect I have bought a 90cm high step ladder that lifts me 30cm off the actual floor, I can jump that bloody high. What use is this ladder to anyone?
Surely they're taking the piss?! I can only use one third of this ladder? I actually blame myself, I should have read the warning before I bought it, but still, what is the point of this ladder? Right next to it at the hardware store was one of these...
It cost $6, and is almost 30cm high. I smell step ladder conspiracy.
Looks like I'm gonna be breaking the step ladder code in my house on a few occasions, cos that's how I live my life folks, I hang out on second steps. I'm a risk taker, a mocker of ladder codes, a wild card, unpredictable, windswept and casual...Ladies!
24 May 2013
I think I'm gonna subscribe to this series. Two adult males reenact an actual conversation that one of the males acting in the skit had with his 2-year-old daughter. Once you replace the toddler with an adult, the whole thing comes off more than a little bit psycho.
23 May 2013
22 May 2013
20 May 2013
18 May 2013
New York-based visual artist and filmmaker Rä di Martino has taken a series of eerie and beautiful photos that capture scenes of abandoned Hollywood film sets. Martino spent over a year traveling throughout the desert towns of Morocco and Tunisia hunting down the old Star Wars sets.
17 May 2013
Apart from being possibly the best name for an eatery that I've seen in Perth for ages, this place is located in a pretty cool spot too, down the end of Grand Lane in the city. Haven't had a chance to eat there yet but it's on my list. Lovin the artwork too...
Received a cool pic yesterday, from someone who knows what I like, it shows Perth in 1981/82,
natch I did one of these...
natch I did one of these...
Perth in the 1940's then 1981/82 and 2012
yep we lost a big chunk of the river along the way
15 May 2013
13 May 2013
Over the past few years I've followed a few astronauts on twitter whilst they lived on the International Space Station. None have been as awesome or as cool as Commander Chris Hadfield. He has taken some incredible pictures of Earth, I posted some he took whilst he travelled above my country and my hometown back in January of this year. The title I gave to that post now fits extremely well with the Commanders latest offering, this fantastic video of him singing David Bowie's Space Oddity...
This is fantastic
Sadly he is departing the space station sometime in the next 24 hours, I'll miss his photos, some examples below...
|The Black Sea, Crimea|
|More of the Black Sea, Crimea|
|Lake Ontario, Canada|
12 May 2013
Continuing with today's apparent theme of architecture, this church in Copenhagen, Denmark has a few features that instantly draws me to comparisons with some of the buildings in the TV show Game of Thrones. An incredible structure, now added to my list of places to visit.
|Inaugurated in 1927|
|Completed in 1940|
|The architectural style is known as expressionism|
|It is named after the Danish philosopher and hymn writer Nikolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig|
Fulfilling major boyhood fantasies and just imagine the incredible dinner parties you could have...
Clever use of brick, wood, and cement has turned the ruined Astley Castle, destroyed by fire in 1978, into a contemporary home.
by WWM Architects
11 May 2013
Fantastic short film
The film was instrumental in supporting director Dominic Allen's Emerging Australian Filmmaker Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival and the 2009 Inside Film Rising Talent Award.
2009 MIFF Jury member Deb Verhoeven remarked "Two Men proves that the simplest scenario can provide the perfect premise for conveying the most profound insights. But (Allen's) key achievement is to understand that even the largest ideas are best told with brevity and the most serious with humour."
Two Men was made with the support of Yiriman, a community initiated and community driven project supported by the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre which aims to build stories, strength and resilience in the Kimberley's youth.
"It's like a beautifully dusty old postcard you'd find in a junk store, but moving."
Incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Frisse-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William - a noted cinematographer - was experimenting with.
10 May 2013
08 May 2013
OMG this is awesome, my day has started off perfectly
What happens when old school goes head to head with new school in a battle of speed and wits? Leonard Nimoy takes on newbie Zachary Quinto and his all-new Audi S7.
I mean it's got Leonard Nimoy singing the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.... to himself... in his car and so so much more win...