A couple of weeks ago, guest Hoyden Orlando asked why Triple J’s first draft of a “potted history of music” failed to showcase significant numbers of women. (The history has since been edited.) The “Hottest 100 Of All Time” has since aired, and audiences have been shocked to find that only two songs in the top 100 – two! –… Read more →
Today’s otter is from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a great book? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations? Share this… Read more →
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From the Torchwood Institute in Cardiff: croeso y Cymru, iechyd da! This is basically just an excuse to remind you all that this year’s Torchwood eps (entitled Children of Earth) hit Aussie cable screens on UKTV next week: 5 nights of telly in a row starting on Tuesday (we were invited to be part of the throng schmoozing with an… Read more →
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Today’s Guest Hoyden is regular commentor orlando, who returned to Sydney last year after a time living in the UK. Over at Triple J right now it’s “Male Week”. The ABC’s Australia-wide, government funded youth music radio station has dedicated this week to examining what it is to be a man in Australia. Which would be great, if it didn’t… Read more →
Today’s baby otter is yoinked from floflo at deviantart. The picture was taken at a safari park in Peaugres in France. Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a great book? Anything in the news that… Read more →
Big Brother UK Season 10 is well underway. I’ll be posting the odd BB clip to illustrate common conversations and issues, as a discussion trigger. You don’t have to watch the show to join in; the issues are standalone and everyday, and I’ll put in bits of background to give an idea of where people are coming from. I’m not… Read more →
I always felt that those early pin-up days overshadowed her life terribly: recognised more for personal woes appealing to the tabloid press than any work she did. Yet I still remember The Burning Bed vividly, and the discussion that it raised way back in 1984.
Wow, I look away from Twitbin for an hour and it explodes: Michael Jackson taken to hospital after being found not breathing, then announced as in a coma and then pronounced dead.
Inspired by this vid linked to by Fyodor over at LP, I went searching for vids featuring Kevin Kline in the 1982 production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance. So here he is striking Pirate King poses while listening to “The Modern Major General”: (same song with most of the same cast live at the Delacort Theatre) And here’s… Read more →
View at EasyCaptures.com According to an episode of Top Gear just broadcast in the UK, the true identity of The Stig is . . . . Michael Schumacher. Or is it? Share this post? No related posts.