Saturday, March 31, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Also on the subject of Smith - why is she referred to as "Playboy Playmate"? Is there any other kind? Or is it a trademark issue?
We went to the Hunter Valley on the weekend and were fortunate enough to chance upon the Kurri Kurri markets where a talent guest was in full swing. It was wonderful to see the local kids having a go - and even nicer because the Emcee was so encouraging. He had words of warmth and wisdom for all the acts. And the encouragement was well-founded. The kids were all, even the nervous ones, very confident - and lots of them were very talented. A couple of them were determined to be music teachers "when they grow up ".
Also in Kurri Kurri we cast our votes in the NSW State Election. Because we were away from our home electorate we had to "absent vote" and suspected that would entail the Returning Officer wading though reams of paper to be able to "mark us off". Not so. He picked up a Palm Tungsten E from the desk in front of him and searched thereon for our particulars and, once found, handed over our ballot papers. Very impressive. Amazing what you can find once you're out of the city.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Heather Mills McCartney
PAUL McCARTNEY'S ESTRANGED WIFE
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
There are certain things I had thought were true - like if you fall into quicksand, you'll be sucked in and drown; that there is a dark side to/of the moon; and if you swim too soon after eating you'll get cramp and drown. Well, I was wrong. Check out the Wired article by Aria Pearson where she debunks these and other commonly held beliefs.
It's not always possible to take matters into your own hands but a German man saw the opportunity and took it. While waiting for a divorce settlement he decided to take his half ... by chainsawing the house in Sonneberg in two and taking his half with him on a forklift truck!
For all of us who have had the perfect group photo take forever to get, David Pogue (technology columnist for the NY Times) brings news of Canon's latest next-generation feature ... Blink Shot. It won't take the picture until everybody's eyes are open. Should be fun to try at the Opening of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.