Monday, 16 January 2006

I play Flickr. So what?

An interesting comment at Antenna on why Flickr has become so popular and, especially for those who post to it, intriguing and addictive.
... flickr is inherently, down-to-its-bones about play. If you look at a list of the elements of a successful game, they are all present in flickr: a sense of space to explore, a range of challenges, a range of abilities which can succeed, the need for preparation and skill, a variable feedback system... - read more

Question is: is blogging really much different...?

PARK(ing): a quiet riot

From rebar:
"The initial PARK(ing) intervention occurred on November 16, 2005 from noon until 2 p.m., without incident or interference from any level of institutional authority. Sort of makes you wonder what else you can do in a parking space . . ."

Friday, 13 January 2006

Excellent light lunchtime reading

SBS has an excellent show called Speaking in Tongues where John Saffran chats with Father Bob of South Melbourne's Catholic church and various guests, where they talk about religion and life in general. They have a segment called Father Bob's Billboard where poeple can send in ideas for the next week, visit the site for the full link. Here are my favourites for a taster.

"Deity deeds done dirt cheap" - Grant McDonald

"Wake up and smell the Moses" - Daryl Collins

"Get the flock inside" -Sharon McRay

"I can't believe it's not Buddha" - Christopher Miles

"Donate a church organ we need your heart" - Edward Raison

"The best vitamin for a Christian is B1" - Sarah Diamonds

Will I ever get round to making something like this...?

source and shots of other funky bags

Wednesday, 11 January 2006

My Superhero Alterego...

Your Superhero Profile
Your Superhero Name is The Flaming Phantom
Your Superpower is Supernatural
Your Weakness is Itching
Your Weapon is Your Wind Rod
Your Mode of Transportation is Pogo Stick

Suprisingly accurate.

What the...

A story from a work mate.

Her friend was putting 3yo girl to bed...

"Will you be in my bed in the morning Mummy?"
"No, probably not"
"Will you still be here when the Germans come?"

This Friday

This Friday is my last fulltime day at this job.
Then I go on holiday.
And then I go back to uni.
Quarterlife crisis ahoy.

Speaking of movies....

If you've recently visted The Nightwatchman (which I highly recommend), skip this....

will you watch Brokeback Mountain
a) becuase you think it looks promising?
b) to stick it up the U.S. ultra-conservative types who can't cope with a movie in their state?
c) becuase you're a leftie arts student and even if it looks like crap you won't be called a bigot dammit?
d) Not see it, even if you want to, becuase you won't be subject to reverse-reverse psychology? or
e) becuase you have a crush on the two male leads.

I, myself, will be voting with option b.
And a little from option a.
And some option e.