642:4 Memories of “home”

Howdy Toasters Flipping through my magic book of 642 things I stumbled across the topic ” What is the place or object from your childhood that you most think about when you think about home.” Having a very unconventional childhood in a household of drug addicts, drug dealers, police raids, hookers, bikies, bikie moles, tough guys, domestic violence, changing partners of either gender and lots of moving about  I actually find this quite hard to relate to. I have  a lot of memories and experiences from this colourful upbringing.. most are things that a child should never experience. Seeing my … Continue reading 642:4 Memories of “home”

The King is Dead – new Aussie film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvPrkfUgU-A

Howdy Toasters,

I went to see this great new Aussie black comedy today. I highly recommend it. Get yourself along, it’s a great, surprising ride.

Want to read more? here’s an interview with the Director, Rolf De Heer
http://www.sbs.com.au/films/movie-news/896400/the-king-is-dead!-rolf-de-heer-interview

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Nut & Berry Honey crusted Lamb Roast & Spiced Vegetable Ragu

Nut & Berry Honey crusted Lamb Roast & Spiced Vegetable Ragu            Serves 3 – 4 Being a two step recipe the dishes can obviously be separated. The Ragu has a lovely warm spice thanks to the wine and star anise and would be a great dish on it’s on or with a mash or rice. Ingredients Lamb 1kg lamb mini roast / rolled shoulder 50g hazelnut 50g walnut 50g dried cranberry 1.5 sprigs rosemary garlic pepper olive oil 1 tbl spoon honey Spiced Ragu 1 leek – sliced 1 carrot sliced 1 zucchini – diced ½ eggplant – … Continue reading Nut & Berry Honey crusted Lamb Roast & Spiced Vegetable Ragu

Gay Marvel Superhero Wedding of the Year; DC Green with envy

Howdy Toasters! Today I bring you Super(hero) news from the Marvel Universe.. As we spread messages of change and fight for equality in countries worldwide, the Marvel Universe is one step ahead in the GLBT equality game (yes.. “technically” not 100% accurate as we have equality in some countries, but not enough of them… so just make like the Silver Surfer and barrel through the facts ok).  Northstar ( aka Jean-Paul Beaubier), who entered the Marvel universe in 1992, is speeding to the alter to marry his long term boyfriend Kyle.. and they even have their own wedding kiss cover … Continue reading Gay Marvel Superhero Wedding of the Year; DC Green with envy

642: 3 The first time i killed a man

Howdy Toasters! it’s creative writing time…. The topic “Write a scene that begins It was the first time i killed a man” and i’ve managed to unsettle myself with this one. Just before bed too…   It was the first time I killed a man… Looking back I was so unprepared, so amateur, so… unpracticed. I made a hell of a mess that night. It was on the news the next day. To be honest I thought they’d show more of the scene, I was real sore they didn’t. All that work, all my work and all they did was … Continue reading 642: 3 The first time i killed a man

Lamb Nibbles

Lamb Nibbles Can be served by itself as a starter or canape or added to pasta, rice etc to make a fuller meal. I recently made these as a canape for a progressive dinner party. Unfortunately i forgot to photograph the final product so you get one of me instead. I’ll post one when i make them again. makes about 18 / 20 bites Ingredients Sauce green capsicum – 1 large 5 med roma or truss tomato marjoram – small handful salt & lemon pepper to taste olive oil – tsp garlic 1 clove, crushed Method Roughly chop ingredients for … Continue reading Lamb Nibbles

The World: Getting worse or just more visible?

Howdy Toasters ** Warning: this piece is slightly more intelligent than most of my rambles*** Are we (as a world) becoming more fracked up or is the fracked up just more readily visible? Those of us in Sydney, AUS would probably know that the Vivid Festival is on at the moment. Its a creative, innovative and thought provoking festival of ideas, music, creativity and lights… Among the many pieces of Vivid are the talks held with leaders in their field. I went along to one with Shane Smith, CEO and co-creator of vice media. Vice started as a street mag … Continue reading The World: Getting worse or just more visible?

External link to Six Flags Amusement Park, New Orleans

Six Flags Amusement Park, New Orleans

Six Flags Amusement Park, New Orleans

Retronaut is one of my favourite sites. It explores the past, the obscure, the unusual, the abandoned, the quirky and the forgotten and is a fascinating place to explore. http://www.retronaut.co/

It’s like traversing time, space and parallel universes (without even needing a Tardis)

Being a fan of amusements parks (which i never get to) and photography with an edge, i love this this slighty creepy set from the now closed and abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans.

 

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