When I was ten, I had pretty regular ten year old interests. I loved Whitney Houston, books about fairies, and The Golden Girls. I swapped Hello Kitty writing paper with my friends, and took a weekly class called ‘Mime & Dance’. I won the acting awards, but sucked at tap dancing. I played with Barbie… Read More On Hate
I owe a few people an apology. Actually it’s probably quite a few people, so I’m just going to go with a blanket “I’m sorry” to anyone I’ve ever accused of over sharing and be done with it. Turns out whatever the reason was for me attacking your need to disseminate all aspects of your… Read More Semi-Precious Moments
I donkey voted today, and I feel a bit dirty about it. I didn’t do it out of a lack of respect for the voting system, nor because I thought it would be funny or smart. I did it because for me personally, it was the most honest decision I could make, the one that… Read More The Donkeys, The Muppets and Me.
Vamp. Tramp. Temptress. Seductress. Tart. Trollop. Words that conjure up such wickedness, such evil, such sensuous manipulation of men! In what is primarily still a man’s world, where things are seen and documented from a male point of view, the worst villains are always women. Sure, there have been some seriously devilish men, but the… Read More Notorious
When evaluating the statement that “Australia is a Sexist Society”, initial images are of placard waving women marching on Parliament House, Germaine Greer espousing her views in The Female Eunuch, and business women bemoaning the existence of the glass ceiling. These images are real, and absolutely justifiable, however after 40 years of the feminist movement… Read More Boystown
It used to be that the Oscars was the show, yet every year an estimated audience of one billion viewers tunes in just to watch special coverage of the Academy Awards Red Carpet star arrivals. Not the ceremony itself, just the red carpet. Why? What is it about that long stretch of cerise shag pile… Read More Oscar’s Red Carpet
“Let’s go figure out who the bad guy is, all right?”Mr Pink, Reservoir DogsBent cops, crook politicians, underhand media tactics, internal cover-ups, spin doctoring, hookers, developers, payoffs, con men and movie stars. Are we talking Queensland in the 1980’s? Well, no. But you could be forgiven for thinking so. It’s crime, Hollywood style. In the… Read More Good Cop, Bad Cop
“The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo”Desmond Morris, The Human Zoo Ever noticed how cities are full of people wearing black from head to toe? Stand in the CBD of any city from Auckland to Singapore, New York to Paris, and you’ll see thousands of people rushing around like funky… Read More City Folk