Monthly Archives: August 2014

a character in search of an author

Pirandello wrote a play, titled: 6 Characters in Search of an Author. Tonight, the ABC broadcast the second part of a new series of Silk, about a London legal chambers and the performance of its Silks in court. Performance is … Continue reading

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is multiculturalism a myth

The first time somebody posed this question was in my undergraduate household in St Leonards, when I was completing my literature degree at Macquarie Uni in 1975. The argument ran that by exaggerating someone’s ethnicity I was denying their humanity … Continue reading

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Fibrillation

When a computer receives two almost exactly similar pieces of information at almost exactly the same time, it fibrillated, that is, it becomes unable to make up its mind. Conversely, perversely, when a human system fibrillates, atrially, does that mean … Continue reading

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Sweet Surrender Tim Buckley

Am listening to the above; a deja vu from when it was originally released & I played it incessantly. How shocking tho, that he abandoned his son who also became a muso & also died an early death. Is the … Continue reading

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gamers & cosplay

Yesterday’s Compass on the ABC was about online gaming going theological. When we have Australia’s highest cleric making the most inept comparison between pedo priests & trucking companies we need a good escapist game to get away from it all. … Continue reading

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Capaldi the new Doc Who

I watched last night’s new Dr Who, with Capaldi in the driving seat. Ok, he’s half Italian. I’m a quarter Italian. I had a community nurse visit me at home recently, who was Italian. The stereotype is Italians are conversationally … Continue reading

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complain politely, says the patriarchy

In today’s SMH Northern Territory indigenous leader Noel Pearson was roundly criticised for his temper, his intemperate language. This from the mouth of a right wing commentator; although, even he has lately been sounding disillusioned by our current crop of … Continue reading

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