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Monday, April 30, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Months ago I started a brand new Boxhead & Roundhead adventure but was sidetracked by work.
I've finally got the chance to finish it.
Although it'll be sometime next week when it's done, here's a preview.
Also - I'm not getting all the responses you leave, by which I mean they post, but the email alert to say they have arrived isn't arriving all the time.
at 9:33 AM
Sunday, April 22, 2007
An Australian author (I think it was Colleen McCullough) gave name to a phenomenon called "the tall poppies syndrome".
This refers to individual Australians who have great success and do very well (usually overseas) and are then slaughtered by the public for becoming to popular (when poppies get too tall you whip off their heads).
I don't think this is something much seen in Australia anymore.
If anything we've become a bit pathetic about it and whenever one of our own has some success overseas we all shout, "Look at us! We're a proper country! Watch what we can do".
As I said, I don't think it's around much anymore in Australia, but it seems to be a way of life in the UK.
The moment anyone has any success of any kind, people feel they need to be knocked down a peg or two.
Not sure why.
The one person who seems to be immune to this is Stephen Fry, who everyone seems to love endlessly and without question.
This has a lot to do with the fact that he's very clever and funny and also has a lot to do with the fact that he went a bit silly a few years ago, had a bit of breakdown and got better.
Oh - and he's a poove as well, which punters love.
He's a foppy, Oscar Wildesque kind of poove, which is the acceptable kind.
The other acceptable kind is Paul O'Grady, who is outrageously camp but doesn't talk about bottoms and kissing lads (except when he has his dress on).
Stephen Fry seems untouchable.
I read in the paper that he has three other completed projects yet to be broadcast, one of which is called Stephen Sits, which is a half hour show consisting of Stephen balanced on a fancy porcelain toilet, having a plop.
I'll possibly draw him tomorrow, but not doing plops, so this post has some art to accompany it.
Thanks to Rachel for the idea.
at 8:06 PM
Friday, April 20, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
I spent a sentimental evening downloading Australian comedy from Youtube.
Mostly stuff about 10 years old.
I came across some clips of a very strange character called Flacco, played by a fellow called Paul Livingstone.
Flacco started out as surreal space alien who became slightly less surreal over time and, despite he very peculiar act, is very popular.
Flacco ended up doing a lot of work with a bloke called Steve Abbot, who is playing his Sandman character.
Sandman is a kind of irritable sad sack and he and Flacco seem to work well together.
Flacco has a funny twitchy style of performance and is fascinating to watch.
Flacco appears about 2 minutes into the clip, but Sandman pissing about with the audience is entertaining if you like this kind of idiocy.
at 1:32 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Anyone in the UK will be familiar with the current slew of commercials for the Orange telecommunications company.
They feature a warbling folk singer who sounds like he's swallowed a live monkey.
If anyone knows who is responsible for selecting that particular fellow to represent the Orange network could you please punch them in the throat?
at 9:00 PM
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Well I've been away in New York for a bit and before then I've been busy and haven't posted anything.
I sat down to do something tonight but nothing I did was any good so you get this intellectual selection of scribbles from the past few months.
Genevieve Godbout - the eighth nicest Frenchman in England.
Well she's Canadian actually. But quite French.
She says "Eeeaahh" with a French accent, whatever the case.
A snake eating a girl (did I post this before?).
A vast hairy bush.
A dickhead with a dicknose.
A girl taking a shit.
Fancy t-shirt design.
Tony Thorne - the best Tasmanian in the world.
at 10:23 PM