The idea that as an 11 year old I could have produced a cinematic quality short film in a few minutes, for basically no cost, still does my head in. The continuing saga of ‘Bad Dad’ – who confiscates Donkey Kong from his daughters and sends them outside to play, so he can use it provides over 1 minute of ‘Champagne Comedy’. Email me if you want a copy – directors cut also available …). Written, directed, recorded, edited and uploaded by kid #2 (and yes the scene where I send #3 and #4 outside was reshot multiple times either because I was not ‘angry’ enough or because the girls simply laughed at me trying to be angry).
And my ''Rule of Richards theory is explained in the post linked below, namely that while in the future, 2016 will not be seen as an outlier year for celebrity deaths, there are exceptions the main one being Keith Richards. Few can name a harder living baby boomer celebrity, and yet without wishing to trigger a Murphy's Law outcome, at the age of 75, Richards continues to defy most commonly held assumptions about his life expectancy: http://blog.viewlegal.com.au/2017/01/bowie-baby-boomers-and-big-bang.html
The photo here was of a people mover that was set up many days in a row beach front at Kirra Point this summer ... the sticker circled in red confirming that the operation was sponsored by Centrelink ... There may have also been some additional funding from agricultural crop based product sourced from (say) Nimbin and resold in zip lock bags into the local community
Another year. Same photo as last year; and year before and year before and ... bring on #2019
Barbie and keeping it (the) real (thing)** this Christmas In my last almost Friday post this year (and the recurring theme of 'dissecting disruption') ... too cool seeing the latest release Barbie House at the local department store this week. As shown in today’s image, Lawyer Barbie (or was it Yoga Barbie or perhaps even Presidential Candidate Barbie) was passed out on the floor, unable to make it into her bed. Totally capturing the spirit of Christmas for the young ones. PS – she is clearly not BigLaw Barbie, as she would (at least according to the SafeWork Team) be juiced up on coca derived stimulants, perhaps throwing the bed out the window ...
Win a specially commissioned** View paperclip (and free books ... or even my Jackson 5 LP) Given the last few technical posts this year were inspired by View's third biggest selling book '40 Forms of Trusts', as a festive season special, all likes and comments on this post will go into the draw to win a copy. You will also get a specially commissioned** View paperclip. Alternatively, the winners selected can choose one of View's top 2 selling books, namely: 1. 101 Lawyer Jokes; or 2. 101 Accountant Jokes. Tip for young players: if you post a comment on the best uses for the Tiffany paperclip profiled in the image today you will be given multiple entries into the draw. ** the specially commissioned View paperclip may not be made by Tiffany. Indeed ''specially commissioned'' may be my euphemism for ''found by Matthew while cleaning up his desk''.
Going to Church on a Sunday seems to make sense as I recall. 9 weeks in the Deep South of US served me well as a student all those years ago.
Shout out for Father’s Day ... Burgo Babes have got in early this year and taken me for a visit to Bogan Park. Luckily we have made it before what I am sure will be a big crowd. Not before one of the temporary fences and star pickets were stolen, which may impact negatively on our day. #worldsluckiestdad #burgobabes