Friday, January 31, 2014

The Year of the Horse.

Almost thirteen years ago (wow, I am old), six near-brilliant young men sat down, thought hard, and came up with one of the stupidest ideas in the history of stupid ideas; and thus was born a nickname that stuck around for far, far too long.
from The Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch

Two years ago to the day, yours truly landed in Paris.

And now it truly is ... The Year of the Horse.

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Happy Australia Day

To all my mates back in Oz and around the world, Happy Australia Day! I hope amongst all the celebrations or solemn moments, time is taken to reflect upon life the universe, and everything; in particular, the experiences of "the other". If nothing else, give a moment of thought to Australian of the Year Adam Goodes, and his efforts to combat racism in Australian society and reconcile the shames of the past with a hopeful future.

Don't Feed The Kangaroos.
Also, always remember: don't feed the kangaroos.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Bonne Année 2014!

Recipe for starting off the new year right

  • One Ivo.
  • One Jen.
  • One Benedict-Cumberbatch-voiced Smaug.
  • Combine all ingredients in one small Parisian cinema and stir gently. Then sit back and enjoy.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Adiós 2013. Some of you was good, some of you was bad, but most of you was interesting. Speaking of which ... many, many thanks to the always wonderful and awesome 42 and the delightful Fuchsia for one of the, if not the, best New Year's Eve celebrations of my life. But oh dear lord, please, never again. Never ever again. Never ever ever ever ever ever ever EVER again. Ever.
2013 - Dead & Buried
Well, okay, maybe one more time ;)