Archive for February, 2010
Sir Roger is maxed out for superlatives after Barbara Bonney (and the amazing Kathleen Kim’s Olympia) but here are two sopranos worth listening to
Posted: 27 February, 2010 in Art, Culture, fun, music, values, Video.
Tags: Australian Values, Barbara Boonney, classical music, classics, classik, classiskt, Culture, Et incarnatus est, Heut noch wird Ich Ehefrau, joy, kathleen kim, Kyrie, Lehar, lyric, lyric soprano, Martina Serafin, Mass, Meine Lippen Sie kussen so Heiss, Miah Persson, Mozart, Mozart's Mass in C Minor, music, Netrebko, Olympia, opera, operetta, Persson, Serafin, soprano, sopranos, values
Sir Roger has belatedly discovered a Lieder soprano of exceptional brilliance. Barbara Bonney’s voice is simply exquisite. Here’s “Mondnacht” from Liederkreis
Posted: 26 February, 2010 in audio, Australian Values, Culture, Life, music, values, Video.
Tags: ABC Classic FM, Australian cultural values, Australian culture, Australian Values, Barbara Bonney, Bavaria, Bonney, classical, classical music, classical values, Coburg, comedy Lieder, Culture, dichterliebe, festival, Handel, Lied und Lyrik, liederkreis, Mondnacht, Moon-night, music, music festival, musical values, piano, Robert Schumann, romance, romantic, Schumann, soprano, tragedy, values, Video, Vladimir Ashkenazy
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Posted: 26 February, 2010 in Australian Values, Culture, Education, Life, Literature, mystery, Religion, values.
Tags: Australian value, bible, book deal, book discount, books, Borders, Borders Australia, cheap, Culture, discount, Education, fiction, Literature, Monckton, novel, reading, value
Mr Fish is no longer penning for the LA Weekly. He is now branching out on his own. His link has been updated in one’s blogroll for ease of access.
Posted: 25 February, 2010 in Art, Blogging, comedy/humour, Culture, Life, Media, politics and government, Sex, US Politics.
Tags: cartoon, cartooning, comic, Culture, cupid, Fish, humor, humour, irony, LA Weekly, masturbation, Mr Fish, politics, satire, Sex
Imagine Sir Roger’s astonishment to discover that his father had recorded the chat about the facts of life on a primitive, hidden recording device!
Posted: 21 February, 2010 in Australian Values, comedy/humour, Education, fun, Life, mystery, Sex, values, Video.
Tags: comedy, Dudley Moore, Education, facts of life, family values, humor, humour, not only but also, Pete and Dud, Peter Cook, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Sex, sex education, Sir Roger, values, Video
We were looking for something else when we came across this. Too good to keep to oneself. The first Pete and Dud Sir Roger ever heard:
Posted: 21 February, 2010 in Art, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Culture, values, Video.
Tags: Art, art appreciation, Art Gallery, comedy, cultural values, Culture, Derek and Clive, Dudley Moore, eyes follow you round the room, flemish masters, humor, humour, laughing cavalier, Mona Lisa, my feet are killing me, not only but also, painting, Pete and Dud, Peter Cook, rubens, the sign of a good painting, values, Video, youtube
God Damned Young People view life as a contest to see who can acquire the most stuff in the shortest time and die sitting atop the largest pile of useless crap
Posted: 20 February, 2010 in comedy/humour, Culture, Life, values.
Tags: acquisitiveness, age, age values, Baby Boomers, cardigan, check, comedy, community values, crabby old fart, crabbyoldfart, damned young people, Don Mills, dressing gown, entitlement, Generation Me, Generation Why, Generation X, Generation Y, god damned young people, greed, grumpy old man, humor, humour, irony, joke, lawn bowls, life expectancy, materialism, materialistic, old fart, plaid, polio, satire, senile, senility, senior, slippers, values, wisdom, young people
“Woods said during his time away from sex, he couldn’t stop thinking about resuming his daily regimen of sex with women who look like his wife, only skankier.”
Posted: 20 February, 2010 in comedy/humour, fun, legal, Life, politics and government, Sex, Sport, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: ban marriage, cultural values, Culture, culture of sport, fornication, fornicator, fucker, fucking, golf, love, marriage, Onion, Onion News, press conference, Sex, sexual values, skank, Sport, sport culture, sporting values, sports, sports culture, Tiger Woods, values, Video, wife
We were just trawling, interested to see whether Malcolm Turnbull had dropped another bucket on Mad Tony and we found this:
Posted: 20 February, 2010 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Computing, Internet, politics and government, values.
Tags: Abbott, Australian political values, Australian Values, government, leadership, Liberal Party, political values, politics, Turnbull
Here’s something you might find useful. A discount on full-priced books from Borders.
Naturopath Christopher Maloney is a cowardly quack. Also dangerous.
Academic Michael Shermer makes fun of a lot of bad rubbish, bogus ideas and plain dumb thinking. John Cleese makes fun of academics.
Posted: 18 February, 2010 in Australian Values, comedy/humour, Culture, environment, fun, music, Religion, Science, values, Video.
Tags: academics, Andrew Denton, astronomy, Australian cultural values, Australian musical values, Australian Values, Cleese, comedy, crop circles, diving, divining, dowsing, fun, humor, humour, John Cleese, Led Zeppelin, Michael Shermer, miracle, Money or the Gun, music, nonsense, Our Lady, Religion, Rolf Harris, sceptic, Science, scientific values, Shermer, Skeptics, Stairway to Heaven, TED, TED talks, the brain, Tie Me Kangaroo Down, values, virgin Mary
Cherie Blair, wife of the notorious war criminal, suspended the sentence of a man who broke another man’s jaw in a bank queue, because he is “religious”.
Posted: 16 February, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, History, Iran, legal, Life, politics and government, Religion, Science, values.
Tags: A. C. Grayling, atheism, atheist, Australian Values, Cherie Blair, Cherie Booth, christian, Dark Ages, Dawkins, Enlightenment, government, Grayling, History, Iran, Islam, law, legal, muslim, politics, rational, Religion, religious values, Richard Dawkins, theocracy, theocratic, Tony Blair, values
P.Z. Myers has revealed his itinerary for his trip to Australia, where he’ll speak at the Atheist Convention, Melbourne, and visit some notorious Canberrans.
Posted: 16 February, 2010 in Medicine, Religion, Science, values.
Tags: atheism, atheist, Atheist Convention, atheist values, Australian religious values, Canberra, Global Atheist Convention, global religious values, jumbo, jumbo jet, Melbourne, P Z Myers, pain, Religion, religious values, Science, values
Tony Abbott wants Peter Garrett to be charged with “Industrial Manslaughter”. But has he always felt so strongly about the appropriateness of this concept?
Posted: 14 February, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Economics, legal, politics and government, Religion, values.
Tags: Abbott, Australian government, Australian political values, Australian Values, batts, Christopher Whyne, coalition, foil insulation, Garrett, government, house, house insulation, hypocrisy, industrial manslaughter, Insiders, insulation, Labor Party, law, legal, Liberal Party, manslaughter, National Party, OH&S, Peter Garrett, political values, politics, Pyne, roof insulation, Tony Abbott, values, workplace safety