Monthly Archives: February 2010

>Flick of the Week: “My bathmat means more to me than you!”

> This week’s Flick of the Week takes us with Kevin Spacey in his bit-part role as a Wall Street sleazebag in Working Girl to that of uber Hollywood studio exec, Buddy Ackerman in quite possibly the blackest Hollywood satire … Continue reading

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>Score one for the ignorant and for politics

> Well Garrett has been demoted. Despite no one in the media or the opposition actually being able to explain just exactly with any level of intelligence what he did wrong, he was deemed to have “bungled”. The media wrote … Continue reading

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>On the QT: Lock the Doors (or they’ll all leave early)

> Ask any teacher, and they’ll tell you that teaching a class after lunch on Friday’s is never a period of great productivity, so it is with Question Time on Thursdays before a week off. The House was a bit … Continue reading

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>On the QT: Dumb and Dumber meets Caddyshack

> It would be nice to report that today in Question Time the heights of wit heretofore only reached by Oscar Wilde were attained. Alas no; it was more Rodney Dangerfield in action. Still funny, but perhaps not the level … Continue reading

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>On the QT: No Smoking Gun to help this Dead Sheep

> In last night’s 7:30 Report Chris Uhlmann made mention of “a second MinterEllison” risk report provided to the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, that was apparently not released to the public last Friday. I thought … Continue reading

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>On the QT: The Minister for Doing Nothing But Reading Reports

> Today’s Question Time was preceded by the Secretary of the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Robyn Kruk, appearing before a Senate Standing Committee Inquiry into the Efficient Homes Package. In the committee Kruk was asked … Continue reading

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>Flick of the Week: “Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my underwear”.

> This week’s Flick of the Week takes us with Sigourney Weaver in Aliens to her role as Wall Street bitch Katharine Parker in the Mike Nichols’ romantic comedy, Working Girl. You could make a good case that Working Girl … Continue reading

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>How did I miss The Beautiful South?

> Late last year when I was thinking about coming up with a 1995 song for my series of “A Song a Year” I was talking with my sister and she mentioned that for her, two of the albums that … Continue reading

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>400 Posts Not Out

> This is my 400th Blog Post. I really don’t have anything to write about, so in the great tradition of bad US sit-coms, I’m going to do a bit of a recap of favourite things. When I started this … Continue reading

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>Winter Olympics and TV for Sport Lovers

>I have never enjoyed the Winter Olympics as much as I have the Games going on at the moment in Vancouver. Sure there are still far too many events with judging, and far too few like the snowboarding cross where … Continue reading

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