by simon baird

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

woody guthrie on aig bonus payouts and etc

Yes, as through this world I've wandered
I've seen lots of funny men;
Some will rob you with a six-gun,
And some with a fountain pen.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

my girl(s)

I don't mean
To seem like I care about material things
Like a social status
I just want
Res Evil 5 and a big TV
For my girl


huh? (youtube)


wha? (google)



Monday, March 16, 2009

i have met this cat!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJxJfaEh4QM

(cat opens door after several attempts by jumping up and pulling on handle)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

blue chameleon idit

not my new glasses

these were on the short list but got narrowly edged out by a similar
pair for about a quarter of the price. also i'm getting new lenses for
my current, ahem, versace, frames

coldplay pics take two

recommend. i'm not a huge fan really but damn it's a good show. even
if you hate them you can marvel at his voice, how slick the show is
musically, visually and banter-wise and how ridiculously catchy the
melodies are. (try to ignore the lyrics if possible). you probably
couldn't help yourself from enjoying the sound of 13,000 (surprisingly
tuneful) people singing 'fix you' and the tarzany bit near the end of
la vida loca. stuck in my head now to the point of irritation: 'you
thought you might be a ghost... didn't get to heaven but you made it
close...' only complaint: (and it goes out to all headline acts) how
about being a bit more generous towards support acts vis a vis your
giant video screens, especially in large venues. and i wanted to hear
warning sign but really i'm not complaining about that.

my lunch time schedule of late

(lunch room has 40 inch samsung)

11:58 make tomato on toast with plenty of pepper and salt

12:00 watch abc news and eat toast

12:30 watch first half of the daily show online

12:45 make tea (dilmah)

12:50 check email/rss

12:58 back to work

jon stewart (tv comedian) vs jim kramer (cnbc stock jockey)

http://www.businessinsider.com/jon-stewart-attacks-cramer-again-2009-3

or google it

jon stewart is in fine form lately! apparently jim cramer will be on the show tonight. also check out his bit on hugh jackman and the oscars

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

'i'm feeling lucky' on 'inconceivable'

http://www.google.com/search?&q=inconceivable&btnI=1

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Sunday, March 08, 2009

movies

ghost town (chermside, couple of weeks ago): ricky gervais sees dead people. better than i thought it would be. tea is good and age appropriate. 3.5 stars.

gran torino (el dorado at indro, crap sound, don't go there): enjoyed it. had a few laughs. the ending is moving. it's a little cheesy but it's intelligent cheese. 4 stars.

slumdog millionaire (TOnight RENTed): it's pretty good but i don't know if it deserved 39 oscars. 4 stars.

the wrestler: was supposed to see that but decided to see gran torino at the last minute instead.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

enjoying this comic - scott campbell - double fine

if you have a few minutes to kill go here, go back to strip 634, read forwards from there:
http://www.doublefine.com/news.php/comics/sc/



http://twitter.com/emobama

(... doesn't exist but is my suggestion for a comedy twitter blog in the style of http://twitter.com/nickcave ...)

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Fwd: martas music marathon - Friday 6, Sat 7 March 2009.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <...>
Date: Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 9:17 PM
Subject: martas music marathon - Frid 6, Sat 7 March 2009.
To: ...



For a feast of local live music do not miss martas music marathon this weekend. With over 20 of Townsville's best bands and musicians playing this is sure to be a weekend of music for everybody. If you are musician, a band or a local music supporter, get on down to martas from this Friday night. 30% OF ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE FLOOD VICTIMS OF NQ. Not only a great weekend of music, but the proceeds will help people stranded and devastated by the recent floods in NQ. See below for more details.

martas
music
marathon

Benefit concert for the flood victims of NQ
86 Ogden Street, Townsville
6 and 7 of March 2009, 5pm to 12pm
Friday 6th of March, 5pm
Saturday 7th of March, 5pm

Friday 6th of March, 5pm

Terry Stanton - Clarinet
Sam Goudy - Guitars and Voice
Leif Morris
Yellow Birds
Brigitte Hawken - Jazz
Littmus
Hufkas
Lonesome Trio
and many others

Saturday 7th March, 5pm

The Great Laurence and Friends
Civil Eyes
Voodoo Cats
Joff (Jon Weyand)
Blessed Outlaws
3 A.M.
Bandawalla Moons
Dave Saxby and Two Steps from Home
Carrita Cafarella

Admission 2 days Pass $20

Organized by : martas gallery
in the Loop -
Kiteboarding, wakeboarding, windsurfing
www.intheloopkiteboarding.com

Blindsight Music
www.blindsightmusic.com.au.

Sound provided by:
Henry Jarvis Sound Systems
Mobile ...


Monday, March 02, 2009

rob pyke writes an android app and releases it...

...in a few days without owning an android phone

see:
http://robertpyke.blogspot.com/2009/02/ohmage.html
http://robertpyke.blogspot.com/2009/02/ohmage-taking-shape.html
http://robertpyke.blogspot.com/2009/02/most-useful-peace-of-code-i-have.html

http://twitter.com/robertpyke
(reverse chronological)


(don't ask me how my iphone dev is going...)

google geisel

http://news.google.com.au/news?q=Dr+Seuss