The positive thread. find something, anything


I hope you’re not saying that just to cheer me up. I wasn’t aware of that, so thank you it does help somewhat.


Tim Heidecker’s complete mockery of the American legal system and obsession with everything litigious is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a while. It’s free all up on YouTube via Adult Swim in five 10 minute segments. Lots of hilarious passive aggression rising to anger and general gross incompetence. Brilliant.


I would love to see him come up against Judge Judy.


Fentanyl is ■■■■■■ fantastic.


o.m.G. yes…




LMW sometimes calls me a cashew.

(ie: the best kind of nut).


Phew! For a minute there I thought it was a physical description.


Reportedly the Government has decided to drop the trial drug testing of young welfare recipients.
All we need now is for ASADA to stop drug testing of young amateur athletes, like those two ACT baseballers facing a two year suspension and exclusion from their clubs. They are unlikely to afford lawyers to contest , including why they were pinged for substances known to be used by their peers.


End of Spotify Playlist just arrived.
Can’t wait to get home!


Those vacuum space saver bag things. My wordy. Could rent out office space in our spare wardrobe now.


I remember you printed out (pasted) your playlist a while back, and you asked others to post theirs. I said I had never used it. Well since that day, I started using Spotify and have made playlists and whatever. But…how do you actually copy/paste a list? Apparently this used to be a feature but no longer is?


I had to google pretty extensively last time.


seeing how things were back then - Christmas in Australia in 1958.


I used the ‘change firefox view to ‘no view’, refresh, control c, paste, edit’ option.

  1. Redneck Wonderland – Midnight Oil
  2. Speculator - EP Version - iNsuRge
  3. A Kindly Reminder - Passenger
  4. The Day You Come - Powderfinger
  5. A Sort Of Homecoming – Live - U2
  6. Dreamworld – Live - Midnight Oil
  7. Souljacker Part I - Eels
  8. Tijuana Makes Me Happy - Nortec Collective
  9. Black Chandelier - Live From Glasgow - Biffy Clyro
  10. Mass Destruction - Faithless
  11. Journey Of The Sorcerer - Eagles
  12. Exit Music (For a Film) - Radiohead
  13. True Friends - Bring Me The Horizon
  14. US Forces - Midnight Oil
  15. Hard Luck Story - Men At Work
  16. Christian - Danny Elfman
  17. Been Caught Stealing - Jane’s Addiction
  18. So What’Cha Want - Beastie Boys
  19. Someone Who’ll Get It - Highasakite
  20. Mass Destruction - Single Version - Faithless
  21. Evil – Live - Steve Miller Band
  22. Who Can Stand In The Way - Midnight Oil
  23. All You Zombies - The Hooters
  24. The Big Chair - Tears For Fears
  25. The Universal - Blur
  26. One Country - Midnight Oil
  27. I Miss You - blink-182
  28. From Can to Can’t - Corey Taylor
  29. Good Morning Britain - Aztec Camera
  30. Tangled Up In Blue - The Whitlams
  31. Three Sisters - INXS
  32. Read About It - Midnight Oil
  33. Belong - R.E.M.
  34. 1955 - Hilltop Hoods, Montaigne, Tom Thum
  35. Scream In Blue - Midnight Oil
  36. I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
  37. Life’s What You Make It - Talk Talk
  38. Who Can It Be Now - Men At Work
  39. 22 Acacia Avenue - Live at the Hammersmith Odeon - Iron Maiden
  40. Jimmy Sharman’s Boxers - Midnight Oil
  41. Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
  42. Working Class Hero - John Lennon
  43. Hercules - Midnight Oil
  44. Ch-Check It Out - Beastie Boys
  45. Running Free Live Long Beach Arena - Iron Maiden
  46. In the Flesh? - Pink Floyd
  47. Victoria - The Fall
  48. No Sleep Till Brooklyn - Beastie Boys
  49. Sleeping Beauty - Divinyls
  50. Outbreak Of Love - Midnight Oil
  51. Down By The Sea - Men At Work
  52. Allentown - Billy Joel
  53. The Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden
  54. Time - Hans Zimmer
  55. Berserk Warriors - Mental As Anything
  56. One Lonely Night - REO Speedwagon
  57. Underground - Men At Work
  58. Whale & Wasp - Alice In Chains
  59. Maralinga - Midnight Oil
  60. Pink Houses (Bonus Track) - John Mellencamp
  61. An Innocent Man - Billy Joel
    62.Domino (Medley) - Genesis
  62. Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
  63. Oxygene, Pt. 2 - Jean-Michel Jarre
  64. Power And The Passion - Midnight Oil
  65. Metamorphosis 1 - Philip Glass, Bruce Brubaker
  66. Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny
  67. The Heart Asks Pleasure First - Michael Nyman
  68. Highway 61 Revisited (Demo) - Billy Joel
  69. Initiation - Tommy Emmanuel
  70. Back On The Borderline - Midnight Oil
  71. Talisman - Air
  72. Be Good Johnny - Men At Work
  73. Rain On The Scarecrow - John Mellencamp
  74. Pipeline - Stevie Ray Vaughan, ■■■■ Dale
  75. Don’t Fight It - The Panics
  76. Can U Dig It? - Pop Will Eat Itself
  77. The Day You Went Away - Wendy Matthews
  78. Song For Guy - Elton John
  79. Don’t Wanna Be The One (Live) - Midnight Oil
  80. No Aphrodisiac - The Whitlams
  81. Maybe - Carmada
  82. Veronica - Elvis Costello
  83. Sirens - Pearl Jam
  84. Empire Building - Tears For Fears
  85. Pretty in Pink - The Psychedelic Furs
  86. Harness Up - Died Pretty
  87. Albatross - Fleetwood Mac
  88. Two Can Play - Australian Crawl
  89. Bring On The Dancing Horses - Echo & the Bunnymen
  90. Are You Old Enough (Live) - Dragon
  91. My Elastic Eye - The Chemical Brothers
  92. D.T. - AC/DC
  93. Your Ghost - Kristin Hersh
  94. Lily Was Here -Dave Stewart, Candy Dulfer
  95. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil
  96. Edge - Daryl Braithwaite
  97. I’m Going To Stop Pretending That I Didn’t Break Your Heart - Eels
  98. Sunchyme - Dario G
  99. The Heart Asks Pleasure First/The Promise - Michael Nyman


That brought back a few memories (although I was only 6).
The giant Santa on Foy’s Corner (NE corner of Swanston and Bourke - big Telstra store there now)
Prince Henry’s Hospital up near the Arts Centre in St Kilda Rd (now fancy apartments). A couple of Irish and Scottish nurse friends spent their first Australian days up at Prince Henry’s.

We would have had lunch in West St Kilda and then headed over to Uncle Jack’s off Keilor Road in North Essendon to see my paternal grandparents and all their descendants. Morning mass at the little church, outside which David Hookes was killed.

How many of those sunning on the beach have died from melanomas since.
And those office Christmas parties with gifts. Kris Kringles were banned years ago in my places of employment. I still remember malodorous people getting gifted Palmolive Gold.


Campari and Soda. Why did I not know about this until now?


I going to use the Hell out of that word for the next few weeks.


Great summer drink.


Was it good times back then for kids? It seems like a much simpler time.