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What is Black Friday?

What is Black Friday?

Contrary to popular belief, the term Black Friday has nothing to do with retailers’ bottom lines turning from red to black (more on that later). It’s certainly possible, mind you, given the incredible amount of spending that occurs during the weekend. In 2014,... Read More »

Whats with all the Smiths?

Whats with all the Smiths?

Everybody knows a Smith. There's Will Smith. Of course, who can forget Kevin Smith? And for a short time, a nazi-fighting archaeologist you might have heard of was disturbingly called - you guessed it - Indiana Smith. (Before George Lucas thankfully changed In... Read More »

Whats with the clapping?

Whats with the clapping?

Why is it we strike our hands together violently to indicate we're appreciative of what someone did? It’s an odd thing, an arbitrary cultural act that could have been just about anything. Slapping knees, howling, headbutting, all could have been the tradition... Read More »

Twenty indicators that signal you may be living in the Matrix

Twenty indicators that signal you may be living in the Matrix

1. You spend most of your time devoted to paying off a mortgage rather than enjoying life.    2. You can’t wait for the weekend to come.    3. You judge your success by the car you drive, the suburb you live in, and the size of the ho... Read More »

Worlds End - What would you miss?

Worlds End - What would you miss?

So I was reading an article at http://sott.net titled 'Is something coming in September Why are so many people storing food and supplies' - This coupled with the audiobook zombie series I am currently listening to called 'Mountain Man' got me thinking... what... Read More »

It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder...

"Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder."
~ Rumi

That embarrassing song you like

That embarrassing song you like

Everyone has a song that they are ashamed to admit they like. My best guess its probably an 80s song.    When you consider the fact that unless a large group of people already liked that song, nobody would have heard the song at all, it would have... Read More »

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That tiny Island - That you can see from the Harbour Bridge.

That tiny Island

That you can see from the Harbour Bridge. IMO this is quite a shitty photo but I've always wanted to get a shot of it. Its not an easy thing to do since the only way to get one is while driving over the bridge.

What have I missed on Facebook?

What have I missed on Facebook?

Thought I might pop back to Facebook for a quick look - Last week I decided to do just 1 post, requested some suggestions for a name for the social network site I am building...anyway here is what I'm NOT missing.  Being included/tagged in Nike shoes... Read More »

A poem that I like

A poem that I like

This is by Stan Rice - the late husband of Anne Rice:  I will tell you Where the Devil lived. He lived in  The padlocked Iron-wire toolshed Where everything Was the color of rust Which is the color the Devil is... Read More »