Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sophia Vs Holly

The stats for this blog clearly show that my posts of Sophia Loren photographs are the most popular by a mile. This one - has had over 29,000 views.

I've always thought that Holly Valance is gorgeous. Holly has recreated a couple of classic photos of late, there is her version of Raquel Welch, it's a fair effort and she pulls it off pretty well. I think that the original outfit was better and that Welch has a better face for the style of the photo.

Her latest is Holly attempting Sophia Loren.

Here is the original

Although the outfits are similar, the pose isn't right, Sophia appears to be slightly thinner at the waist and a little curvier in the upper thighs but that could be the pose. I don't like the way that Holly is leaning to her right, it just makes her appear to be off balance and awkward. Sophia however is almost square onto the camera, she appears balanced and in control and confident, whereas Holly has her breasts a bit squashed, Sophias are firm and full. Holly has a small necklace that sits too high on her throat for the low cut of her outfit. Sophias necklace is large and provides a deliniation between her decolletage and her face. Now the face that is where it all falls apart for Holly. Sophia has her face high, looking slightly away to her left, she appears proud and confident, her natural beauty is framed by the hat that dominates the upper part of the photo and balances her thighs, it's just about a perfect composition. Holly on the other hand has a large hat that seems to be designed for a middle aged woman to wear to potter in the garden, it's stiff and casts a shadow on Hollys face.Holly is wearing a smile that while pleasant is without any sexual appeal, it's more the smile that women wear when they are at the races and have had too much to drink.

It's a pity that Hollys photographer didn't take more time, I'm sure that she could come close to matching Sophia but not this time.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas To Those Who Take Pleasure From It

I'm starting to become accustomed to Christmas, I'd still rather go fishing on the day but that's not going to happen. Here is the sort of Christmas present I'd like Father Christmas to be bringing me.

Be good to see them under the tree on Christmas morning.

For your viewing pleasure, see you after Christmas.

Monday, December 19, 2011

League of Gentlemen, House Rules

Have you ever watched "The League of Gentlemen"? I reckon it's the best comedy show since Monty Python. It's quite a few years old now but well worth watching. Based on the happenings around the English town of Royston Vasey. The clip below is when a nephew comes to stay with his relatives for a few days. His uncle and aunt lay out some of the house rules. The series went through three seasons and a Christmas Special. I wish there was something like it on TV today.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christopher Hitchens and Orwell Both Died Prematurely

Hitchens is dead. There have been far better obituary's written about him than I could ever aspire to. I just would like to say that he has been a strong influence on me for many years now. The first time I came across his writing was back in the early 1990's. I was in a waiting room somewhere, possibly a dentists, I was flicking through the magazines as you do when I came across a copy of Vanity Fair. I had never read the magazine previously as it was very expensive and I thought that it was a fashion mag. Anyway there was a photo of an attractive woman on the front so I picked it up and browsed through it. For some reason an article caught my eye. I can't remember what it was about but I was impressed by the writing style and the way the author expressed his thoughts. His name of course was Christopher Hitchens. In the years that followed I read nearly everything that Hitchens produced. As an essayist he was superb. His books were cutting, brave and incisive.

Hitchens was very influenced by Orwell, I loved his book "Orwells Victory". I recall that somewhere in the book Hitchens lamented that Orwell died an early death at age 50, never went to America where he could have received anti biotics that may have cured his tuberculosis. Hitchens imagined Orwell surviving into late old age and becoming a curmudgeonly old man who would have continued to dissect the world and say what he thought needed to be said. Hitchens did not imagine at the time that he too would die relatively early at age 62.

Why Does ebay Attract Bad Spellers?

My spelling and grammar leaves much to be desired, however I do try to get it right, ebay advertisements somehow attract people who are unable to spell at even a basic level. The ad below is particularly bad. It is probably the worst spelling I have ever seen. The title of the ad talks about a motorcycle 'Going Cheep', when I read that I though it may have been spelled that way on purpose to attract attention. Alas not. 

Below  is the text of the ad, it's abysmal.

today im listing my cb175 honda twin it runs ok but need carbs sorted out as i am running open filter and open pipes so its a non runner but have had it going a few times. now im going to list all the new parts i have replaces and the cons on whot need to be finishd. i will miss this bike alot but i have moved on and need to make room in my small garden sheed.
payed $600 for the bike wos a mess as a pic will show
striped bike to frame
sanded primed painted the frame
painted tank british racing green
pulled motor down cylinder honed the bors new rings and gaskets allen head screws are used all over the bike and frame
brand new tiers tubes over $200 their alone
new mufflers not stock ones $150
new clutch fitted in the motor
brand new seat $180
new battery but its been sitting 8munths so may be flat
new wire loom fitted $70 new key that i have not fitted!
heat proof painted the motor black and silver as you can see
new kits threw both carbs
new tap fitted on tank!
now the things you will need to do befor the bike is finished as im very picky and not happy with thew things i wont to list this bike best as i can!

whot she needs
head light fitted i have a light but missing globe
the carbys are out of tune so bike runs like poop
has a miss as it need new points has new plugs and lead caps fitted tho
piant has been eaten off the motor as i had to set carbs right
needs new chane and sprockets but still fine for now
one bog job on tank is not the best
needs the foot brake fitted i have that to go with bike
old kick stand hits on the muffler so i dont have it fitted but comes with the bike
seat i got wos for the rong yr so it sits way to hight! and looks silly so i took the mounting brakets off and the seat is just sitting on the bike that relly pisses me off but anyways
spear pars i have in the sheed will go with bike too a tank the old seat wich is stuffed but thear, blinkers the nug bar that bolts onto frunt of frame, old saddle bag frame, and whot ever els i fined. the bike is pick up only!!! from condobolin nsw 2877 so a ute or box trailer will be needed to pick up

im selling this bike as a non goer as i can not be stuffed to get it out and going for you but i can tell you it runs ok ish and will have vids of this!
i have missed alot on this bike! but please you email me if you are relly interested i can give you my number for a call as things like paint job on tank is not best and like i keep saying im picky! can have a look at bike befor bid as i dont wont bad feed back if you are not happy with bike after you have won the bike! 1st bid on bike and its yous!!!!!!!!!!!!! as i wont her gone.

not for test rides as it has no back brake pedle! and runs bad from the carby tune and the points so it is 90% finishd but need some work befor shes redy for rego!. look at the vids and threw the pics i have listed as good as i can thanks for looking
pick up only nsw 2877 condobolin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Double Think by Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner Helen Szoke

In this mornings Herald Sun there is an article reporting that three employers have permission to advertise exclusively for aboriginal employees, The article quotes the Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner (I didn't even know there was such a job) Helen Szoke as saying the following.

"It's reducing the burden of process on business, which is a good thing; it's promoting equal opportunity, which is a good thing; and it's ensuring that services have culturally appropriate staff, which is also a good thing," Dr Szoke said.

Read that sentence again, almost every phrase in it is the opposite of the truth of the matter.

"It's reducing the burden of process on business".  How? Under the current rules employers just advertise for people to do a job, I cannot see how this ruling will reduce the work involved in employing people. If anything it will increase employers difficulties due to having to take the race of the required employees into consideration etc.

" it's promoting equal opportunity".  Read that again! How on earth is allowing employers select people on their race promoting equal opportunity? Surely any job can be performed by any person who has the required skills and experience, why should their race come into it?

"it's ensuring that services have culturally appropriate staff".  Again I ask what does that garbage mean? Do aboriginal people have special genetic abilities that others do not? I did attend a compulsory training session once in which the aboriginal instructor claimed that aborigines have special psychic abilities. Following Commissar Szokes thoughts perhaps Australian Hospitals should have culturally appropriate staff to encourage and perform infibulations?

Commissar Szokes is engaging in Doublethink Orwell used the expression to describe the following.

The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them....To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just as long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies - all this is indispensably necessary. Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink. For by using the word one admits that one is tampering with reality; by a fresh act of doublethink one erases this knowledge; and so on indefinitely, with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth.[2]

The good Commissar believes that she ensures that people will not be discriminated on the grounds of race when applying for work. At the same time she believes that allowing employers to select applicants on the basis of race is a "Good Thing' in her words. She appears to comply with the above definition of Doublethink to the very letter. The sad thing is that she is not alone, the entire Equal opportunity and Human Rights edifice is staffed by similar people, busily discriminating against people and at the same time genuinely believing that they are the guardians of anti discriminatory practices.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wings - Myer Music Bowl 1975

This was one of the best shows I have been to. I didn't pay for a ticket and ended up sitting three rows from the stage with great view. I never really liked the Beatles or Wings but it was a great show.

Doobie Brothers 1975

Another Festival Hall concert, this time I saw the Doobie Brothers, I think I was given the tickets. I didn't particularly like them but it was a pretty good show.

Creedence Clearwater Revival 1972

I went to a CCR concert again at Festival Hall in 1972. The clip below was filmed on the same tour in Sydney. From what I remember it was a pretty good show even if Tom Fogarty wasn't there. The only thing I didn't like is that it was a stand up and dance style show. No seats, I don't know why but that's what it was.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Johnny Cash, June Carter and the Statler Brothers

Just to annoy people, here is another concert I went to at Festival Hall in 1972 or 73. Johnny Cash,  June Carter and the Statler Brothers. I can't really remember much about is except that I enjoyed it, especially the Statler Brothers. This clip of Cash was taken at about the same time.

The Statler Brothers

One of my favourite Cash songs

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Left V Right

I don't consider myself a conservative more a libertarian, however I do agree with most of the sentiments listed below. I pinched them from a blog called "A Western heart"

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one. If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed. 
If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat. If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone. 
If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him. 
If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels. Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down. 
If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it's a foreign religion, of course!) 
If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Led Zepplin @ Kooyong

Mark has left a comment at the post below (Gary Glitter), I'll respond to his comments later on (it would be better to do it over a beer). Anyway I do like many sorts of music. I went to see Led Zepplin at Kooyong. Great venue small and LOUD. I can't find any footage of that concert but this is close. Anyone else go to that afternoon concert???

It won't let me embed so go here -

I found this, it was recorded on the same tour in Sydney

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Gary Glitter was at Festival Hall

Another concert I went to at Festival Hall. Gary Glitter, don't laugh I know he went off the rails in recent years. At least he paid the price, unlike Michael Jackson.

At the time of the concert Glitter Rock was huge and Gary Glitter was one of the biggest. It's still good music.

Bee Gees - Festival Hall 1971 or 1973?

I saw this post at Boltas blog this morning and it got me thinking about some of the concerts I went to when I was younger. I found the clip below on youtube. It's the Bee Gees at Festival hall in Victoria. The blurb says it was filmed in 1971, I saw the Bee Gees at Festival Hall in 1973 and looking at the fashions the band are wearing I reckon that this was filmed at that time. From what I remember it looks like the same concert.

This may not be as good as the studio version but I reckon it's close to the Bee Gees best song. If you look around the stage there isn't a tattooed fuckwit in sight.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

What I Look Like

For those of you who may be interested in my appearance.

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Friday, December 02, 2011

Is Tim Flannery a Liar, Lazy or Religious?

Tim Flannery is our Chief Climate Commissioner, appointed by the Labor Government he pockets a hefty sum for the job. Flannery appears to be reasonably intelligent however when one looks at what he says and does a different picture emerges.

Even though he is a paleontologist Flannery has become some sort of superstar for the Climate Change mob. You would assume that someone with a science background even if it is in paleontology would be thorough and careful with their words. Unfortunately Flannery is the opposite. He makes wild predictions. in Launceston he claimed that sea levels would rise by 3mm per year, in The Australian of 05/03/2010 he was quoted as estimating a 60 metre sea level rise (no link). Where does he get his figures from? No one knows. I think he makes them up. If you wanted good information about sea level rise wouldn't you go to an expert in the field? Maybe not because this is what you would hear. 'The sea level rise today is at most 0.7mm a year — though, probably, much smaller' - Nils-Axel Mörner was head of paleogeophysics and geodynamics at Stockholm University (1991-2005), president of the INQUA Commission on Sea Level Changes and Coastal Evolution (1999-2003), leader of the Maldives sea level project (2000-11), chairman of the INTAS project on geomagnetism and climate (1997-2003). 

So Flannery is either a liar or lazy or just so blind sided by his faith that he can't accept scientific truth. I think he's blind sided and infatuated with what has become his religion. Have a look at this bizarre rant.

He's getting a small fortune from us and the man appears borderline mad.