Archive for the tag "Culture"
Sydney Sings Verdi Requiem If you’re in Sydney next weekend (3pm Sunday 28 April) Sir Roger has a shameless plug for you. Actually, Sir Roger has a PEAK MUSICAL AND SENSUAL EXPERIENCE FOR YOU (Sir Roger knows how much you like a sensual experience.) This year marks Verdi’s 200th birthday and the truly excellent [...]
Part Four of Sir Roger Migently’s exposition of Australian values as revealed during his epiphany on The Mountain…
Posted: 25 January, 2013 in Australian Values.
Tags: australia, Australian Values, Culture, government, History, Immigration, legend, Life, misogyny, myth, politics, Racism, Religion, sexism, society, values
We interrupt this pre-recorded segment to bring you an impromptu message from our sponsor. Sir Roger has been touched by the loyalty of one of his longterm readers and a fellow-blogger to muse on the importance of friends. What is a friend? A friend is someone who cares, fosters, encourages and shares, someone who is [...]
Posted: 2 January, 2013 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Life, Sport, values.
Tags: Australian culture, Australian Values, Culture, friend, friends, mate, mates, mateship, values
The Migently Mountain Manifesto Australian values have lately been enthusiastically asserted by some Australians and Sir Roger has been much impressed – in much the same way a washed-up prize fighter feels the repeated impressions of his opponents’ fists in his guts. These assertions of “Australian values” tend to be energetically debated in [...]
Posted: 22 December, 2012 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Education, History, Immigration, Life, politics and government, Racism, values.
Tags: australia, Australian Values, bogan, canberrra, Culture, foundation, government, History, Immigration, legend, Life, literacy, Melbourne, misogyny, myth, politics, Racism, sexism, society, sydney, values
So in the Cimitière Montmartre I found one of my heroes. Émile Zola That is to say, I found the memorial. He is interred at the Panthéon. Why a hero? Amongst his many writings Emile Zola wrote this, which is as relevant today in our political discourse and climate as it was almost [...]
Posted: 14 June, 2012 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, History, Iraq, legal, Literature, politics and government, Racism, values.
Tags: Abbott, Alan Jones, Andrew Bolt, asylum seekers, Australian cultural values, Australian political values, Australian Values, boat people, climate change, crime, Culture, Dreyfus, Dreyfus Case, droits d l'homme, egalite, Emile Zola, France, fraternite, fraternity, global warming, government, History, Hockey, honesty, Howard, human rights, injustice, Iraq, j'accuse, justice, l;iberty equality, law, legal, legal values, Liberal, liberte, Literature, Media, military, miscarriage, montmartre, paris, political values, politics, press, public opinion, Rights of Man, truth, Zola
From time to time over the next few weeks Sir Roger will be sharing the tragickly true mediæval story of Hamgar and Elenora whose secret he unearthed only recently. Today he offers the introduction. The Extraordinary Tale Behind The Discovery Of The Tragic Love Story Of Hamgar, Elenora And Bertrand More than one hundred years [...]
Posted: 9 October, 2011 in Culture, History, Life, Literature, love.
Tags: angel, castle, cellar, cherub, Culture, cupid, Discovery, dungeon, History, italian literature, latin, Life, Literature, love, manuscript, mediaeval, medieval, tragedy, tragic, unrequited love
From today’s New York Times: Secret U.S. Memo Made Legal Case to Kill a Citizen The Obama administration’s secret legal memorandum that opened the door to the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical Muslim cleric hiding in Yemen, found that it would be lawful only if it were not feasible to take him alive, [...]
Posted: 9 October, 2011 in Culture, History, legal, Life, politics and government, Racism, Religion, US Politics, values.
Tags: al Qaeda, Anwar al-Awlaki, Bush, capital punishment, Culture, death penalty, ethics, execution, government, History, human values, Islam, judicial murder, law, legal, legal values, moral values, morals, muslim, Perry, politics, Racism, Religion, social values, society, terror, terrorist, texas, values, Yemen
…pluck it out, and cast it from thee. – Mark 9, 47 You know … everyone knows … Rupert Murdoch is an evil genius. And this latest move is certainly worthy of his deep-seated amorality. If Murdoch believes in anything he believes in two things: nothing and money. His latest move is pure evil [...]
Posted: 9 July, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Computing, Culture, Economics, Education, Media, politics and government, Religion, Technology, US Politics, values.
Tags: accountability, Ailes, australia, Australian cultural values, Australian culture, Australian religious values, Australian Values, belief, beliefs, bible, British justice, British politics, Brooks, BsB, BSkyB, business, cameron, Catholic, Chief Executive of News International, civil society, conservative, conservative politics, coulson, courts, Culture, Economics, Education, Emperor Palpatine, ethics, Fox, Fox News, government and media, greed, Guardian, hell, journalism, journalistic values, justice, law, leadership, Louise Casey, Mark, Matthew, Media, media values, Milly Dowler, money, morality, murder, murdoch, news, News Corp, News corporation, news international, News Limited, news of the world, newspaper, NoW, Palpatine, phone hacking, police, politics, politics and government, press, Rebekah Brooks, red top, Religion, religious values, responsibility, rupert murdoch, Scotland Yard, soul, Star Wars, values, voicemail
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
Being wrong is hard for most of us to take. I watch men in their cars with women, fiercely laying down with utter conviction the way the world really works. Of course I don’t actually know what they’re talking about but like them I think I’m definitely right. Neverthless I always smile knowingly in my [...]
Posted: 19 March, 2011 in Australian Values, Culture, Education, Iraq, Language, Life, Literature, love, mystery, Nature, politics and government, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: being wrong, cultural value, Culture, Hiroshima, Kathryn Schulz, Life, poet, poetry, Point B, Sarah Kay, spoken word, spoken word poet, TED, values, voice, wonder, wrong, wrongology, youth
“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
Google has released the results of its zeitgeist survey of the most popular search terms for 2010. This is the video.
Posted: 11 December, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Computing, Culture, Economics, History, Internet, Iran, Iraq, legal, Life, Media, Medicine, politics and government, Racism, Religion, Science, Sex, Sport, Technology, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: 2010, Culture, Economics, events, Google, History, keywords, law, legal, Life, politics, popular search, search terms, Sport, Video, war, world, world trends, youtube, zeitgeist
Can’t help drawing a parallel between Jon Stewart’s speech and Obama’s at the Democrat Convention when Al Gore was nominated for President.
Posted: 3 November, 2010 in comedy/humour, History, Life, Media, politics and government, Racism, Religion, The Daily Show, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: America, american politics, American values, and/or fear, belief, comedy, comedy central, communism, Culture, Daily Show, government, humor, humour, Jon Stewart, Jon Stewart speech, Media, most trusted man, orator, oratory, politics, press, Racism, rally, Rally to Restore Sanity, Religion, society, speech, US, US Politics, USA, values, Video, Washington