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?

BowTie Blues

Howdy Toasters, Ever stumbled across a task you just can’t master? I realise I’m not the brightest colour in the crayon box but I’m reasonably proficient at working with or through ( or at least around) my disabilities… Maths, not knowing left from right, self control, over indulgence, bad habits, lack of focus and direction, passive aggressive tendencies and emotional desolation ( slight overstatement but it works for dramatic effect)… We all have a monkey or two on our backs that just won’t frack off. My latest, and possibly most frustrating disability to date, is my sheer inability to tie … Continue reading BowTie Blues

bootcamp, the beastly bastard

Howdy Toasters With days to go appears that the predictable pattern of the winter unwells has kicked in already…  (with it not even officially winter yet do i need to call it the autumn ails?) Feeling like i’ve done everything (well almost everything) right in preparation to not get sick you could say i’m a little Farkuckt … my morning routine of vitamins, pills, powders and potions to get me going and (try) and keep me healthy looks like a some kind of space age breakfast that really should have done the trick…..but no. It could be said that running … Continue reading bootcamp, the beastly bastard

642 things:1blockbuster medicine

Howdy Toasters! I recently discovered a book called 642 things to write about, it’s a creative writing dream! Every now and then i’m choosing a topic for inspiration and writing. I warn you, it may get a bit stream of consciousness so just grab on to your nearest toast buddy and get ready for the ride. This week’s topic “The next blockbuster medicine that will be invented and what will happen as a result”.  Tell me what you think… Tobi had been staring at the two viles for what seemed like hours. What she was about to do next would … Continue reading 642 things:1blockbuster medicine

Totally Confusified! (warning: this is a bit ridiculous)

Howdy Toasters! Has anyone else noticed the bastardisation of the modern day articulization?  I myself am totes guilterous of throwing the odd portmanteau and words of my own construct into my language in the pursuit of more colourful ways to communicate but one has to ask..what would the purists say? What would John Dunne think in this pinteresting, spacebooky, twitterific,linkedup world? The language is confuserating enough when one word has 3 pronunciations, totally different meanings and different spellings ( case in point: The cold wind blew such a gale I didn’t know whether the weather would turn the wood blue..seriously!) … Continue reading Totally Confusified! (warning: this is a bit ridiculous)