Clouds in my Coffee

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I visit my local cafe regularly. For the purposes of this post I shall call it Cafe Proximity. This place is ridiculously near by. How close is it? I occasionally think of walking to the slightly more distant cafe to give my pedometer something to do. But I don’t. The nearer java-slinger plays a steady […]

Is It Biscuit Tin-able?

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Look, I don’t know anything about Art, but I do know what I like. And I like biscuits, especially ones that come in fancy tins. Flash bicky tins have been with us for more than a century. Often they simply depict the brand’s name or perhaps a litho’d portrait of the Royals or a random […]

The Science of Silkening Our Language

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  If you’re a Generation X-er like myself, you may remember the above headline as a parody of the slogan of a shampoo called Silkience. The Science of Silkening Your Hair was the promise with every bottle. I guess the name itself was a portmanteau word that shoved silk together with science in an unholy humentipeding […]

Glad All Over

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I was watching CAREER OPPORTUNITIES at 4.30 this morning. Avid readers of my every word (I’m looking at you cyberstalker fangirl) will recall I wrote of this forgotten 1991 John Hughes penned and produced flick in my other blog. And while I was being less-than-thoroughly engaged by it, I was confronted by the image of […]

Send Her Victorious

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“I think we need a new national anthem,” my brother stated as we drove away from our parents’ place last night. I’ve known my brother (who declines to be named in my ‘blog so “my brother” he shall remain) for more than 40 years, so the abruptness of this assertion, the positing of this notion […]

The World According To Garth

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I don’t recall meeting Garth Reason, but he’s a young filmmaker with a passion for independent filmmaking. He claims we met back when I worked for the Film and Television Institute in Fremantle. He says we had a story meeting about his short film “Dream Sequence With Flashbacks”.  Apparently I told him the script “could […]

Missing Links

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The Jeng Kane Linkages Program scours the Internet 18/7 (I have to sleep occasionally) digging up interesting, informational and/or pointless items for your perusal. Here are some of the links that might have whizzed by your busy self during the week. NEW SCREENWRITING BOOK Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant are best known for the […]

Wanted: An Aussie Icon

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Back In The Day – an expression we never used back in the day – horses were famous in this country. I speak particularly about pacers, those equines involved in the harness racing gig although when I use the term “gig” I refer not to a light, two-wheeled sprung cart pulled by a horse, but rather […]

Wedding of the Century

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Are you a little tired of the blanket coverage of the forthcoming wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William? Yes? BFF! I hear tell there’s some kind of political unrest occurring in Libya and Syria, but apparently repeating the story of Kate’s see-through dress is of greater news worthiness.

Making A Standee

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So, my AccessReel colleagues and I did a review  of the movie THOR at Swancon (the annual Western Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention) on Saturday the 23rd of April at 7.30pm.  At the Hyatt in Perth. Plaza 3. On Friday, Darran, AccessReel editor,  said to me, “Hey Phil can we use your van to move […]