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 […]

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 of […]

Content Sponge #7

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Content Sponge #7 is here! After a mere 18 month absence it returns to brighten the lives of those who missed it, which is no one. Did you call? Did you email? Did you text? Neither did we and yet, here we are with a handful of short reviews concentrating on the telly we’ve ingested […]

Content Sponge #6

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Shaun Micallef and Kat Stewart are Mr and Mrs Murder Reading back over these Content Sponges, I have to admit the horrible truth. My television tastes are middle-aged, middlebrow, slightly left of centre. However, lest it be assumed that I only ever watch shows on ABC and SBS, I do occasionally watch commericial telly, but […]

Content Sponge #5

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Get ready to rise, people of Paris! Hail Zeitgeisters, here are some foreshortened, compressed and encapsulated reviews of films that I have glommed and ingested in the last two weeks. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED Darius (Aubrey Plaza) is an intern at a magazine in Seattle. She becomes part of a three person team who investigate a […]

Content Sponge #4

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So Zeitgeisters, I finally got some time to catch up with a number of shows that have been consuming memory on my Korean Teevo.  Here are my reviews. Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War (Nine Network) Despite its naff title this Channel 9 drama turned out to be surprisingly good. This is no slight on the 9 […]

Content Sponge #3

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Welcome to the third of my semi-regular Content Sponge! posts where I write about the telly, films and (sometimes) books I have ingested lately. TELEVISION Doctor Who (Seasons 1-4) I have deeply disliked Matt Smith as the latest Doctor and his poorly conceived adventures (Spitfires flying in space, multi-coloured Daleks, various stupid hats, pointless babbling) so much, […]

Content Sponge #2

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Welcome to the second of my semi-regular Content Sponge! posts where I write about the telly, films and books I have ingested lately. HOMELAND (2012) I have seen the first couple of episodes and feel perhaps this was overly hyped as a great piece of television.  I will let the PR folk describe the premise: […]

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 […]