Saturday, September 30, 2006

The last Saturday in September

What are you doing sitting there when you should be out scoffing a pie?

This is the Great Pie Review weekend. So go out and get that delicious greasy pastry all over your mitts and send us your review - now!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

wait til Josh discovers what felching is!

Over heard on the tram tonight.

Bumfluffed boy on mobile:
"Hey it's Josh...I'm on the tram.."
"I've spent all afternoon at some girls house"
"Do you know what a hickey is?"
"Well, It's disgusting, she sucked my neck and left this huge mark..."
"Yeah, I'd never heard of it til today and I can tell you I'm never going to do that again!"

Poor Josh, he has no idea what other delights await him out there.

Monday, September 25, 2006

pie eyed

For those who live beyond Australia, the last Saturday in September involves temporary insanity as most of the nation stares at men running around a paddock after a ball. This is known as the AFL Grand Final. Being more interested in food than sport, with my fellow super friends at We Do Eat Our Food, I've initiated the inaugural pie review.

Now this is where you, dear readers from Northcote to New Orleans, come into it. I want you to join in and submit a short review of a local savoury pie, tell us where/how much/what it tastes like/how you rate it. Pop over to We Do Chew Our Food to check out the details. Send it off to by midnight (Aussie EST), Sunday 1st of October (about midday for those in Canada, USA, France, England....come on I know you are out there!) All going well the first grand pie round up will magically appear on the site about 24 hours later.

Merci! Happy munching.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

more bad cats

I really must get around to replacing the ripped curtain who's hole is becoming increasingly bigger, but the pussy parade seem so nicey framed in it, it seems a pity to take it down.

Or put up a nice new one...and wait for it to be shredded.

Friday, September 22, 2006

freedom, justice and the american way

A UN anti-torture expert has declared that torture in Iraq currently is worse than under Saddam. That's what democracy gets you.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

guess where I've been

"...she sailed away for a year and a day to the land where the bong tree grows."

Well actually it was more like 3 or 4 hours to a land where bananas are cheap and plentiful.

There are no crusty religious leaders linking violence with faith.

Though some locals have some strong thoughts on freedom of expression and anatomy.

Too easy, aye?

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

..and finally

Operation Paint Job finally complete (with the 2 room corridor that took 2 months to finish!)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

what's missing from this picture? gets worse, but this little sneak preview gives you some idea of what greeted me on a recent rain soaked morning.

It's not so much having my car stripped for parts that annoys me. It's not even the hours spent on the phone talking to the police and insurers. The not having a car for the near future bit is a tad annoying. No, what pisses me of the most is not the guys who did it, more the $500 excess I have to pay the insurance company. Gee aren't I lucky to be with...

Monday, September 04, 2006

Things go better with – nutritional “balance”

This week the big wigs get together in Sydney to discuss obesity. If the sponsors are anything to go by, this science based conference will lean heavily on pharmaceutical options, with 5 drug companies listed as major sponsors. Food is represented by 2 meat boards (that’s right, the massive protein overload that most Western diets endure wont turn you into a porker) and 2 diet companies. I guess the Vegan Society, neighbourhood walking group and your local community swimming pool haven’t really got the dosh to have a presence. But the big fizzy beverage world leader is there in the form of a company sponsored scientist. Listen to how the big coke company puts the spin on how their drinks have nothing to do with obesity, on the last 5 minutes of todays The World Today on the ABC’s Radio National. Also of note is how the spokesperson from the Dieticians Association supports his claims. But then again, at least the 10th International Congress on Obesity is not directly sponsored by the junk food industry unlike the DAA

For a more enlightened rebuttal of the food industry’s cry, have a look at a recent editorial in the Medical Journal of Australia.

hot news

The Lollipop man did it!

(Though what illiteracy has to do with being a firebug, I don't know).

Sunday, September 03, 2006

idle amusement

While I am detoxing (you can read all the gory details at Food Nazi - well not all the details as some are too indelicate for a blog all about culinary joys) stay amused with this little treat:

Give Bush a Brain
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