Saturday, January 31, 2009

Of Intergalactic ice confectionaries, New Order and the future that never was...

We are in the midst of an angry heatwave and there is much sweating and gnashing of teeth but there is an answer...Zooper Doopers!!! They come in 16 cosmic flavours including Fairy Floss Forcefield, Bubblegum quasar, deep space Lime, Jaffa Jetstream, Toffee Apple taser, Strawberries & Cream cluster, galactic grape, Rasberry rocket, solar Shebert and many more. I know that totally sounded like an advertisement but it was just me expressing my love for the little tubes of frozen sugar water...I thought they were a relatively obscure product but on googling them I found a heated and often amusing discussion/debate on the best and worst flavours on In my humble opinion the best is grape and the worst Beaming Banana although Jaffa Jetstream was pretty foul as it tasted like chocolate as well as orange which isn't the best flavour for what is essentially icy cordial. Sigh I don't believe how much I just talked about ice blocks. In other news I've gotten into New Order their best song being Blue Mondays of course they are in no way as good as Joy Division but I'm enjoying them nonetheless.
One thing before I stop typing...does anyone wish they lived in the future of the 50's??

I'm really getting into the whole retro-futurism thing at the moment. It's really interiesting to see peoples depictions and predictions from different eras...they're way cooler than current foretellings (no pun intended) unfortunately I think that's because modern predictions are more other words the future will probably be real boring...especially for this blog. It tires me what do other people think about PERMAMENT DELETION??
I think it's time for a nap.


Lest We Forget
Today is the day the best show on Nickelodeon was pulled from free to air television in 2001.
Rest in peace Rocko, Heffer, Filburt, The Bigheads, Dr. Hutchinson, The Woolfs and Spunky.
And god bless Joe Murray.

Koga Family Park

Koga Family Park is located in Shiga prefecture, Japan and I desperately want to go there mainly in the hope that I get spirited away but also just because I find it really interesting to see those huge structures being eaten by the jungle and it makes me imagine Dreamworld in this state. How weird would that be? Overgrown Australia..

CuteXdooM2:Anita Fontaine;GoMA

When I was at GoMA (gallery of modern art in Brisbane) I came across this amazing video game in the New Media art exhibition. It's called Cutexdoom2 which sounds like a scene kid's myspace name but is in fact an interactive art installation in Playstation2 format about the strange completely unexplained obsession the world has with all things kawaii.Here is a description by the (australian) artist Anita Fontaine "Cutexdoom is where extremist nu-wave cults and consumerable plush icons unwillingly combine." Playing the game is exhausting for the eyes as colours flash pulsate and zigzag across the screen, static roars and the landscape warps, blurs and glitches intentionally. It was one of the most surreal experiences I've ever had and now I'm hellbent on figuring out how to get hold of the GoMA I think I accidentally drowned the protagonist Sally Sanrio in some noxious looking rainbow coloured water trying to escape Yumi-Co's toy temple (Yumi-Co is a cult of fanatical worshippers of cute..their god is an adorable robotic panda)... Yeah I could'nt get many pictures but there are more on her Flickr...But ANYWAY definitley check out the video on her site. Really do. It's masterly.


ATYPYK make PEZ even cooler than they already are. Impossible you say? Believe.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Mentally ill bats have flow.

Hi , first post of the year...I'm back from Brizvegas and I've started high school (scary!) am still contemplating the termination of this blog because I can't be bothered posting these days and I have waay better things to do. Ummm I've been rewatching long-forgotten childhood favourites (technically I'm still a child lol.) on Youtube such as The Brave Little Toaster (which despite containing the most disturbing dream sequence in the history of G-rated movies remains one of the sweetest animations Ive ever watched) and Ferngully:The Last Rainforest.
I know Ferngully is majorly majorly corny, out of date( I don't think anyone has used the expression 'bodacious babe' for at least 17 years) and initially made as extreme enviromentalism propaganda but at the age of 6 I was crazy about it...actually I was pretty scared of the motor oil drinking demon and I hated those australian fairies. But I LOVED the bat and his song. Laugh at me all you like...

I probably broke the VCR by rewinding back to this multiple times...
anyway I will post again when THIS HEATWAVE IS OVER because it's making my logic erratic..