Short Thought 061

Have you ever looked for a recipe online and found yourself having to read the author’s complete and unabridged autobiography before finally coming to the actual recipe?

Like, motherfucker, I just want to know how to make minestrone soup. Not how you Pavlov’s dog’d your children into liking olives or extraneous details about the finer points of water boiling you picked up from a cooking course you took while visiting Tuscany.

Seriously.

Street Art 001 – Sacrifice and Rock & Roll

As most of you know, I live in Melbourne, Australia. In the very heart of the city. It’s a great place to live, more or less, and one of the perks of living here is the enormous amount of quality street art that adorns the walls of the many laneways and alleys that snake their way throughout the city.

Even some of the less than stellar quality pieces still have a certain charm.

It’s brilliant to have a constantly evolving gallery of free art to admire every time you walk to the train station, supermarket or pub. So, being the generous individual that I am, I thought I’d share some the works that spoke to me.

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AC/DC Lane, Melbourne, Australia.
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Short Thought 060

Take a look at trolleys/shopping carts in the foreground, then look at what is in the background not 15 feet away.

Humanity is Doomed
Sigh.

I… uh, I can’t even.

I see something like this and yet I’m still somehow surprised when people can’t grasp heavier, more abstract concepts. You know, like indicating when changing lanes.

Baby steps.

Carrots II: The Return.

After I posted about the overabundance of carrots in my stir fry mix (and how I forsook my rock & roll roots to Karen my little heart out about it,) I found myself reading about carrots on Wikipedia (because of course I did) and I came across the following :

“Carrots are a domesticated form of the wild carrot, Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia.”

Once I wrapped my head around the idea that we eat domesticated carrots (!), all I could picture in my mind was a pack of fur clad wild carrots grunting at each other while hunting down other vegetables with spears.

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Music Videos Dissected: Kylie Minogue – Love At First Sight

In an attempt to wash the unpleasant taste of my last post out of our collective mouth I present this pure, unbridled, unabashed squeeing.

Kylie Minogue – Love At First Sight (2001)
“‘Cause baby, when I heard you, for the first time…”

Jingoistic appreciation for my fellow Australian aside, I’m not sure it’s entirely cool to unironically like Kylie Minogue music videos (a majority of fellow hard rock/grunge enthusiasts would answer with a firm “No“) but, here we are.

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