Bag the Fag – 1986 Queensland Anti Smoking Campaign

This aired on Queensland television when I was growing up in the 80’s.  I certainly didn’t take up smoking so it must have worked.  🙂

“None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else.” – Christopher Walken

A brilliant showcase of Madonna through the years

Hats off to Madonna – what a career.  I saw this video which I saw posted by a mega fan the other day.  No idea who did this but its a perfect mix and a great retrospective.

Nick Cave’s ‘Red Right Hand’ as a Dr. Seuss inspired book

Its hard to know where to start with this.  The song has always been evocative as it is but now Melbourne artist DrFaustusAU has taken it to the next level with his Dr. Seuss adaptation.

I’ve always loved this song and recently hearing it on the Peaky Blinders soundtrack brought all the memories back.  Please enjoy – stacks of green papers in his red right hand!

P.s I would have no problem reading this to children.  Is this why I don’t have them?

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The Land of Giants

First of all I think its pretty cool that Iceland had a electrical pylon design competition in 2008.  So credit to Icelandic electrical transmission company Landsnet and the Association of Icelandic Architects.  I can’t quite believe its 2015 and I’m only reading about this now!  But its lovely so better late than never.  I remember travelling around Australia and seeing vast swaths of the environment mown down by these pylons and wires.  It always looked so destructive to me.  So to find a way of making something that scars the environment into something of beauty is wonderful.   Continue Reading →

Lower Antelope Canyon – Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding.. Rainwater, especially during wet season, runs into canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Continue Reading →