Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wednesday's Amusment

So today, on my way out for lunch, on this 18 degree day I walked past someone who made me laugh.

No, it wasn't a clown.

It was a man, in an outfit so contrived he must have seen it on a celebrity (in a magazine) and decided to wear the EXACT same thing. Have you ever seen these men? They walk with a swagger (and one hand in a pocket) that says - yes, my outfit IS sensational, I look cool - and everyone can see it.

Some men wear suits they bought at Armani - the whole suit and the tie that came off the dummy with it. Their outfit says 'I have money' 'I'm a player' and their swagger says 'of course you want to have sex with me'

THIS man was wearing designer sunglasses, a mobile phone, a black t-shirt, green cargo pants, and black thongs. Oh yes, he was working it. He did have one hand in his pocket. He did swagger.

And I laughed.

Monday, September 01, 2008

ABC News headlines

I get quite a bit of enjoyment reading the ABC News website headlines each day - there's always something spectacular, or funny. Whoever is their headline writer I commend you.

A few examples:

- "Putin 'saves TV crew from tiger'" - Vlad the Impaler??
- "Malaysian man gets nut stuck around penis" - do you go straight to 'pecan' or 'walnut' like me? It's worth reading actually. Poor stupid guy.
- "New Orleans evacuates ahead of 'mother of all storms'" - the next headline reads "'Overstated' Gustav downgraded to category three" - really? overstated?
- "Priest stands down amid sexual misconduct probe" - probe? ouch?

Thank you ABC - I really do appreciate the existence of our national broadcaster. I feel sorry for the rest of you - no Triple J, no snappy headlines.