Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Monday, 23 March 2009
Precocious Thebes and surly Logan are such rich characters, crafted with insight of how modern teens talk and react. I especially loved that eleven year old Thebes sometimes likes to talk in hip hop slang, while Logan drops an f-bomb or two while still being a sensitive, complicated fifteen year old.
I loved this book. The writing is original and stylistic not to mention relevant.
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Thursday, 5 March 2009
This blog seems to have turned into a Oz/NZ love fest, so I’m revisiting another past post to bring more reasons why I like Hamish and Andy - Australia's finest.
Departure was scheduled for Monday but a hurricane warning left them docked in Melbourne’ harbour until Tuesday when the weather forecast was downgraded to gale force winds. Neither Hamish nor Andy has sailing experience and Hamish has prepared for the voyage buy getting an anchor tattooed on his bicep...and not doing much else.
They chose naval ranks at random and ended up as Rear Admiral and Commodore. Because Hamish’s Rear Admiral outranks Andy’s Commodore, he is forcing Andy to marry a rat while in international waters - apparently this is something that you can do at sea. Poor Andy is not allowed to see his rat bride before the big day. So far, they haven't managed to do anything other than lay on deck and vomit. The swells reached 10ft on Wednesday night:
This is why I love Hamish and Andy. They take a small idea and let it snowball until it’s so random and ridiculous, that you just have to go along with it. They took a small group of listeners 'the peoples crew' to welcome the Tasmanians to the show. The first 24 hours of the trip consisted of them, and the peoples crew, vomiting due to severe sea sickness, but their show was still entertaining. To call it professionalism would be misguided, but it’s pretty cool.
You can follow their journey here: Open Your Buccaneers Tasmania!
Posted By: Cat
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
This show is hilarious. Its second season is underway on HBO in the States and is to be shown on BBC3 here in the UK soon. Jermaine and Bret’s comedy is quirky and subtle but the highlight is Rhys Darby who plays Murray. He is hilarious. Try watching it without adopting a New Zealand accent and calling out ‘band meeting’.
Catch up with Flight of the Conchords:
Posted By: Cat