Thursday, February 08, 2007

ticket goons

Let me tell you a little story about what happened to me today when I unintentionally insulted one of the lesser life forms that inhibits our planet.
It's just a little story.
I was walking up Bourke St with a friend when we had to avoid stepping in a large pack of Connex ticket goons (they're smelly and stick to the shoes). My friend commented on their perniciousness and I said, 'Yeah and they're allowed to make arrests on our streets, we're in their jurisdiction right now, which completely sux.' As I was finishing my fair and accurate statement, I looked up as an especially pustulent example of a ticket goon crossed my path and she said to me,
'You suck too.'
I thought that was particularly unfair. I was talking about an objective state of affairs in the world and she in return made a slur against me as a person.
I should have asked for her name and reported her. Not that that would have accomplished much.
Unlike this blog entry, which is going to change the world...
Now Playing: T-Power - G13

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Friday, February 02, 2007

24 hour party peeps

If you click on this link, you'll be taken to Tones' livejournal page in which he published the full account of his hourly comics day exercise (you can also click on the link on the right side of this page to get to Tone's blogspot blog).
Not only is Tones a talented comic illustrator/writer, but in this instance, as he had to draw a
comic on the hour of every hour he was awake yesterday, his comic includes me and my boyfriend and our collective shenanigans with Tones and other friends replete with 'political' meets and drunken barroom debates on the virtues and otherwise of Peanuts and Michael Jackson.
Classic! Or maybe you had to be there...
Made me larf at any rate.
Here's a bit of a debaffler: the last few frames read as follows:
L: "Michael Jackson is better than Peanuts"
P: "No way"
L: "Smoking is bad"
P: "You're neurotic!"
All: "Taxi!"

On a related note, today was full on.
I didn't get to sleep until well after two last night because we went to the Marcromantics gig and kept drinking till late, as you can see from the narrative. Meaning that when I woke up this morning I was still a little drunk and spent the whole day hung over and with a headache. Still, I made it to work only a little late (not that that ever matters) but had to deal with the busiest day at work I've had in ages and not least of all because I really had to concentrate solidly for two hours as I had a challenging case to deal with. So of all the days I really needed all of my faculties to be ready to hand it was today. And unfortunately today was not mental acuity day for me. Still, I came through with the goods as always.
Anyway, thanks to Tones for making half of my day with his comic genius. I love how he's crystallised two lengthy debates into single cells and speech balloons. I also love how his drawing deteriorated into a scruffy kind of Peanuts style in direct proportion to the amount of alcohol consumed.

And thanks to Leigh for making the other half of my day with the following information. If you click on this link, you'll be taken to Mozilla's site. Specifically, you'll be given the opportunity to change the skin of your Firefox browser from the aesthetically pleasing one you currently have to the exciting world of uNintendo's Mario. Wahoo! Make your interwebbing a much more adventurous experience today: download your new Mario skin. Swell!
Now Playing: Deadbeat - Abu Ghraib

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