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June 14, 2004

Can't-Wait-2-See: Fahrenheit 9/11

Michael Moore's Cannes Film Festival winning Fahrenheit 9/11 is on my must see list. Check out the trailer.

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Life Assessment Quiz

Via , as days pass by, Mark Pilgrim suggests everyone over the age of 25 should try the Clean Sweep Program. As a list junkie it's probably just the thing I need to get my life in order. Though it is open to debate whether or not some of the things listed here are actually indicative of a life well lived.

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Designer by Day, Catwoman by Night

Designer by Day, Catwoman by Night, from Design Observer, laments the potrayal of graphic designers in the upcoming film Catwoman, where Halle Berry plays the title Jekyll-and-Hyde role, whose character is split between a shy, retiring graphic designer and an untamed, feline superhero,

It looks like Hollywood has yet again dramatized a profession that in truth, is better characterized by toiling into the wee hours. (I, for one, have never known a journalist who ended his reporting day at 5pm any more than I know any graphic designers who are nine-to-fivers.) Does "graphic designer" as a character type suggest a kind of banal anonymity, a chameleonlike identity? Or is it just an amorphous character type: in other words, just as "graphic designer" may be the antidote to superhero, is it also the opposite of villain?

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Aussie Big Brother Evictee Stages Pro Refugee Protest

Several housemates in Season 4 of Big Brother Australia have been putting the real in reality TV.

Recently on the two hour late night show which is streamed live from the house, several housemates engaged in a frank discussion about Australia's involvement in the war in Iraq, covering all sides of the spectrum on this issue. It was probably quite reflective of the range of views held by the general public tough there were many complaints that it was aired.

Then on last nights eviction show, the latest evictee Merlin taped up his mouth, flashed a "Free the Refugees" sign and refused to speak for the rest of the show. It caused quite a stir to say the least.

The issue of mandatory detention of Asylum Seekers is another controversial issue here in Australia with the Australian Government's position being heavily criticised by several human rights organisations.

Today Merlin broke his silence on why he did what he did.

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