Monday, May 20, 2019

Australian election

Australian election post mortem happening now....but most of it is just plain wrong.
https://yathink.com.au/article-display/slow-clap-australia,230#.XOILg2nejm4.facebook


Any politician who says they lost the election because of the media or advertising deserves to lose.


You only have to look at AOC and Trump on how they get their message out to realise that people truly can be reached if you have something decent to say.


Personally i think neither party had anything innovative to offer this election and thats why people voted for the stability of the existing incumbents.....but thats just my opinion....and everyone has an asshole as well.


Basically Labor lost/ the LNP didnt win it, until Labor realises their mistake.....will happen again. As for blaming people rejecting labors plans for holding onto Dividend Imputations......uhm yep because paying tax WHICH WAS NEVER OWED IN THE FIRST place is dumb.


Its would be like saying.....so sad you are owed a tax refund this year....you should have planned better.....we'll hold on to it until next year and you can have it back then (unless of course.....the ATO owes you a tax refund that year as well.....thanks for being a good aussie).


This said.....democracy won eg everyone voted, we all got our Democracy Sausages, no one died at the end of a bullet/bomb, and thats a great thing and something to be thankful for


:)

Monday, May 13, 2019

Aurum by the Australian ballet

Got to see Aurum by the ABT at The Joyce theater last night https://joyce.org/performances/australian-ballet

Aurum was a spectacular piece of dance - https://australianballet.com.au/tv/aurum-beauty-in-the-broken
https://australianballet.com.au/tv/aurum-beauty-in-the-broken

And seeing it at The Joyce was extra special as cheaper than seeing the ABT in Sydney and we we close enough to hear them breath (no orchestra pit at The Joyce).

Stage is a little cramped/small but for the pieces they did, worked fine.

Wanted to give a shoutout to Amanda McGuigan absolute star of the night, on point and nailed every moment, has the ability to show soul and emotions in facial expressions and movement that is being dropped for technique by too many dancers.......

The use of the gold metallic floor and reflective lighting was truly spectacular.



Sunday, May 05, 2019

Brooklyn Bridge Park wharf conversion

Awesome day out in Brooklyn heights. Hard to believe this park used to be a wharf eg. I'm actually standing above the water taking these photos.

Such a great asset for the Brooklyn Heights area.




Saturday, May 04, 2019

Australian Dance Theatre at The Joyce

Just got back from seeing the Australian Dance Theatre company at The Joyce, wow at some of their abilities/choreography, much respect.


Though having gelato with my espresso before the show.....probably not the best idea, lol sitting there all fat and content watching these ripped bods sweat :)


They have Australian ballet performing next Sunday night at the same location so looking forward to that one as well.




Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Turn the BQE into a parking lot/park = awesome idea

Turning the existing cantilever into parking makes a ton of sense.


At $500 a month for existing spots in Brooklyn Heights (all of which are full) there is a ton of unmet demand that could be an ongoing revenue source for the parks dept.


https://ny.curbed.com/2019/4/3/18293605/brooklyn-queens-expressway-bjarke-ingels-group-bqp?fbclid=IwAR21Og0is3N0mQf-3TP1XLWdL-1MjRlMeEcSHgLruAmIe5YNo1owVxqFuU0

Friday, March 29, 2019

Biosphere 2

"It’s been 25 years since two people were arrested for an attack on Biosphere 2 - people who had just spent two years inside it. I take a look back at one of science’s stranger moments for the upcoming @nytimes Sunday Review"
- https://nyti.ms/2UYrjvX
https://twitter.com/carlzimmer/status/1111613952121864199


Really interesting article about "Biosphere 2" the fact they couldn't get it to work (whatever that means) makes this experiment even more important if you ask me (eg we are screwing up Biosphere1 in ways we might never be able to fix)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

America has gone to pot

America has officially lost the plot. Barneys department store has started selling high end pot accessories.


https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwi3-P2jzKLhAhWIt1kKHQbNCEkQFjADegQIBRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bloomberg.com%2Fnews%2Farticles%2F2019-02-11%2Fbarneys-adds-bongs-to-beverly-hills-store-embracing-pot-culture&usg=AOvVaw3k5kSvPBENoakaduZzhtIA

Saturday, March 23, 2019

The B-Side

Jodie and I went to see The B-Side at St Anns last night.

I dont know who is doing the curation for productions there but we've been to see 3 plays there in the last 12 months and they've all been an absolute success.

Its too complicated to encompass what The B-side is like to see, however just to say.....if you ever hear me complain about my life - feel free to knock me on the side of a head with an axe.


We live such sheltered privileged life we couldnt imagine/know a bad day if we tried. I have a feeling i'll be thinking about TB Bee's and Ratler for a while.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019