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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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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February 19, 2004

School transforms classroom into Starship Enterprise

I wanna go to this school...

[Link courtesy sidesh0w.com]

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February 04, 2004

Captain Picard: Earth should be our focus

Captain Picard has spoken,

The actor who plays the captain on TV's Star Trek has said he thinks resources spent on sending people into space should be used on "getting this place right first"...Patrick Stewart said Earth should be our focus rather than other planets. More

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February 01, 2004

Illegal Music Downloader in Super Bowl Ad

You gotta love the irony...

Downloading music online from rogue file-sharing networks got 14-year-old Annie Leith sued for thousands of dollars. Now it has landed her a leading spot on a national ad that will debut during the Super Bowl. [Yahoo! News - Entertainment] More
Update: Double Jeopardy for kids caught in Pepsi Apple promo from the The Register gives a different, more disturbing perspective on this.

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January 24, 2004

The end of Bennifer

So it's finally official, Jen and Ben are over! Well at least J Lo has her career.

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January 19, 2004

United States Australian Rules Football League?

So I was watching the late night news and came across a story about Australia Week in LA in which I discovered that the national game of my country - Australian Rules Football - is taking off in the US. The even have their own league. Maybe it's national bias but I've always thought Aussie Rules was the best of the ball games combining speed and skill with a bit of rough and tumble. Clearly others agree.

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A Girl with an X-ray vision

In this for real?

Moscow's medical workers discovered a magnificent gift of a sixteen-year-old girl Natalya Demkina from Saransk. The girl possesses "dual vision". She is capable of discerning a person's internal organs without using X-ray or ultrasound.

Natasha has already disproved several medical diagnoses and has not made any mistakes. A series of medical experiments conducted in one of the clinics provide substantial and undeniable proofs of the girls' unique abilities." [Lockergnome Tech News Watch] More

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January 05, 2004

Britney Already Seeking Annulment

According to this story from Associated Press via Yahoo! News - Entertainment,

Pop star Britney Spears married a childhood friend from Louisiana in an early morning ceremony, but quickly arranged to have it annulled, a source close to Spears told The Associated Press Sunday..."Nobody knew it was coming," said Maloof, Spears' good friend. A source speaking on condition of anonymity told The Associated Press that Spears was a "little stunned" about getting married to Alexander but was not drunk at the time.The source said the two arranged an annulment Saturday afternoon in the presence of several people, including a Las Vegas lawyer.The signed annulment will be official when the courts open Monday morning, the source said.

Also see this story and this story for more.

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January 04, 2004

Is Britney Spears Married?

If this is true...well just let's say it doesn't sound like a keeper,

Britney Spears Marries in Las Vegas - Reports (Reuters), PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - Pop star Britney Spears has married a childhood friend during an apparently impromptu wedding ceremony on Saturday in Las Vegas, two published reports said...Spears married Jason Alexander at the Little White Wedding Chapel on the Las Vegas strip early on Saturday, according to online reports by the Las Vegas Review Journal newspaper and People magazine. [Yahoo! News - Entertainment] More

This is apparently the affidavit of Application for Marriage License from the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Here's more from the People Magazine report,

The wedding plan was apparently hatched Friday night while Spears and Alexander were partying at Ghostbar, the hip club in the Palms Casino Hotel. The club's bouncers got word that Spears wanted a limo. One of the hotel's lime-green limos was provided, being driven by a hotel bellman, who shuttled the couple to the Little White Wedding Chapel, a famous quick-hitch place where everybody from Dixie Chick Natalie Maines to Bruce and Demi have tied the knot. More

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