Archive for the tag "cultural values"
Louis CK on being white. Sir Roger nearly choked on his Château Barréjat, spat out the truffle-marinated baby’s nipples…before realising it was shockingly true.
Posted: 3 July, 2011 in Australian Values, comedy/humour, Culture, fun, History, Immigration, Life, Racism, values, Video.
Tags: being white, caucasian, chateau barrejat, color, colour, comedy, cultural values, humor, humour, Louis CK, privilege, race, shameless, time travel, values, Video, white, white man, white people, wine
Elizabeth Taylor. Ah. Sad. But a larger and more explosive and varied and glamorous legacy is rarely made. Sir Roger’s favourite Elizabeth Taylor movie is Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Perhaps it reminds him of his own torrid, if mercifully brief and nevertheless highly productive, union. Vale, and thank you, Elizabeth Taylor.
Posted: 24 March, 2011 in Culture, Life, Literature, Media, movies, values, Video.
Tags: AIDS, butterfield 8, cat on a hot tin roof, cinema, cleopatra, cultural values, Culture, elizabeth taylor, hollywood, hollywood star, movies, richards burton, sex symbol, star, virginia woolf, Who's afraid of virginia woolf
Sir Roger tells me he really didn’t want to have to write anything today. He has a new pair of Wellington boots and they are chafing his heels. He just wants to put his feet up and go to that nothing box men go to where women are not allowed. Perhaps this will help you [...]
Posted: 21 March, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Computing, Culture, Internet, Language, Life, Media, politics and government, Science, Sex, Technology, values, Video.
Tags: australia, Australian political values, Australian Values, birth of a word, brain, brains, connection, cultural values, Deb Roy, democracy, election, government, idiots, Labor, Labour, Language, learning, Liberal, mars, men, men's, mens brains, MIT, networking, NSW, NSW election, nsw election ads, NSW politics, O'Farrell, political values, politicians, politicians are idiots, politics, slime, social media, social network, technological values, technology, TED, values, venus, women, women's, womens brains
“Proud to buggery!” Apart from the wallaby scrotum duffle bags, what did Oprah ask Sir Les to dump? When did Australia discover sex? What have we done about it?
Posted: 30 January, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Culture, Life, politics and government, Sex, values, Video.
Tags: aussie, Aussie sheila, australia, Australia Day, Australia Day Address, Australia Day Message, Australian cultural values, Australian culture, Australian political values, Australian Politics, Australian taxpayer, Australian tourism, Australian Values, Brisbane, cane toad, comedy, continental, court of St James, cultural attache, cultural values, Culture, flood, Gillard, http://valuesaustralia.com/blog/sir-les-patterson/, humor, humour, Julia, Ken Done, Kevin, Kevin Rudd, Les Patterson, Michael Parkinson, Oprah, Oprah Winfrey, outback, Parky, politics, research assistant, Sex, Sir Les, Sir Les Paterson, sir les patterso, sir les patterson, Sir Michael Parkinson, tourism, tourists, uluru, wallabies, wallaby scrotum
Sir Roger is a sucker for a gorgeous girl, but Imelda May is clever and truly talented with a fabulous, sassy voice and it’s a great song. Plus she’s Irish …
Posted: 21 January, 2011 in Australian Values, Culture, music, Sex, values, Video.
Tags: cultural values, Culture, Dublin, Graham Norton, Graham Norton Show, Grammy, I love you inside out, i love your wobbly, i love your wobbly bit, i love your wobbly bits, Imelda May, Inside Out, Irish, jazz, love your wobbly bits, music, pop, rock, rockabilly, sassy, Video, wobbly bits
From Sir Roger’s ancestral pile to yours, please accept, in a box for Boxing Day, in the spirit of the giving season, this perfect jewel, in its luxury (U)tube.
Posted: 26 December, 2010 in Australian Values, Culture, music, values, Video.
Tags: australia, Australian, Australian Values, Bijoux, classical music, coloratura, Covent Garden, cultural values, Culture, Dame Joan, Dame Joan Sutherland, Faust, Gounod, high culture, Jewel Song, Joan Sutherland, music, musical values, O Dieu! que de bijoux, opera, Royal Opera House, Sutherland, Video
Ranting because it’s Xmas and people should be nice to each other, apparently. My gift to you – where to get the cheapest domains, plus Merry Xmas or whatever.
Posted: 24 December, 2010 in Australian Values, Blogging, Culture, fun, Internet, Life, Media, Religion, values.
Tags: Australian Values, boxing day, boxing day test, chrstmas, crazydomains, cricket, cultural values, domain, domain name, domain name price, domain name prices, domain name pricing, domain name renewal, domain price, domain renewal, domain renewal group, domains, Festival of Sol Invictus, Festivus, Flying Spaghetti Monster, i really like chrstmas, Internet, melbourneit, mithras, ramen, religious values, Saturnalia, scam, Sol Invictus, Tim Minchin, values, White Wine in the Sun
This sweet Christmas song by Tim Minchin is on a charity Christmas CD being sold in Myer. The vocal is by Kate Miller-Heidke. Bit of a fuss about it, apparently
Posted: 24 November, 2010 in audio, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Culture, fun, Life, Religion, values, Video.
Tags: Australian cultural values, Australian life, Australian lifestyle, Australian religion, Australian religious values, Australian Values, brothers, carol, christmas, commerce, commercialisation, cultural values, dad, humor, humour, I really like Christmas, Kate Miller-Heidke, Life, Miller-Heidke, Minchin, mum, Religion, religious values, sisters, Tim Minchin, values, White Wine in the Sun, xmas
Sir Roger’s personal note of his sadness at the death of La Stupenda, Dame Joan Sutherland, and an explanation of their very special personal connection.
Posted: 12 October, 2010 in Art, Australian Values, Culture, Education, Life, values, Video.
Tags: Aida Dickens, arts, Australian cultural values, Australian Values, bel canto, Bell Song, Bonynge, classical music, coloratura, Com'e bello, cultural values, Culture, Czerny, Dame Joan, Dame Joan Sutherland, Dickens, Diva, Doinizetti, Education, Joan Sutherland, john and aida dickens, John Dickens, la Stupenda, Lakme, Lammermoor, me joan sutherland, music, music lessons, opera, piano, piano lessons, singing, Son Vergin Vezzosa, soprano, Sun Aria, Sutherland, Tamworth, Video, youtube
The thing about comedians is that the actually funny ones are really intelligent also. Bill Bailey is really intelligent and really funny. And off the wall.
Yeah, right. Another populist knee-jerk reaction to an urban myth from a senior politician. “Obama Releases 500,000 Men From U.S. Strategic Bachelor Reserve”?
Posted: 27 September, 2010 in comedy/humour, Culture, Life, politics and government, Sex, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: bachelors, brazilian, comedy, cultural values, Culture, decent men, good men, humor, humour, Life, men, metrosexual, no decent men, Obama, Onion, Onion News, Onion News Network, politics, Sex, sex inequality, sexual politics, society, The Onion, US Politics
No pussies were harmed. Just slightly annoyed.
Posted: 14 September, 2010 in comedy/humour, fun, lolcats, Lolcatz, music.
Tags: animal training, cat, cats, comedy, cultural values, Culture, european music, folk music, funmusic, humor, humour, icanhazcheeseburger, LOL, lolcats, pussy, yodelling
Sir Roger happened to catch Pink Floyd on his mobile-wireless-machine-that-plugs-directly-into-the-ears and was shaken by of the final verse. So here it is:
Posted: 31 July, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, environment, Immigration, Life, music, politics and government, values, Video.
Tags: Abbott, America, australian election, Australian Politics, Australian Values, climate, clunkers, cultural values, Culture, dream, election, environment, Europe, existence, existential, federal election, future, Gillard, government, Immigration, law and order, Life, music, ontological, philosophy, pink floyd, political values, politics, possibility, rock and roll, roger waters, the wall, tour, values, Video
Yesterday was the 200th birthday of Robert Schumann. I thank the universe for his genius. Today I miss my dad because he introduced me to the Schumann’s music
Posted: 9 June, 2010 in audio, Australian Values, Life, music, values, Video.
Tags: classical music, cultural values, Culture, dichterliebe, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, music, Robert Schumann, romantic, romantic era, Vladimir Horowitz
Sir Roger loves art books and Borders has some for just $10 if you click on this little image and print the coupon
Posted: 20 May, 2010 in Australian Values.
Tags: A secret history of Australian art, Art, Australian cultural values, Australian culture, Cato Design, ceramics, City spaces, Craft, Cubism, cultural values, Culture, Directory of Australian Art, discount, discount books, Elwyn Lynn, Eroticism, Ken Done, Korean art, Lauren Berkowitz, Les Blakebrough, Montparnasse, painting, Sculpture, Studio, Tall Buildings, Transformations in Australian Art, Yilpinji