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The best Earth Hour diary yet.

Posted by Tim B. on 04/01/2008 at 10:38 PM
    1. Definitely a New Hero for our age.

      Posted by Pogria on 2008 04 01 at 11:00 PM • permalink


    1. Oh god, i’m crying!

      Posted by cyclosarin on 2008 04 01 at 11:04 PM • permalink


    1. Suddenly I feel like I didn’t put enough effort in. I had every light in the house on, and outside the house for that matter. I even tried “carbon neutral” which means putting the heater and the air-conditioner on at the same time but I never considered lighting a fire.

      Oh well, we’re all new at this stuff. I’ll just have to try harder next year.

      Posted by Gibbo on 2008 04 01 at 11:08 PM • permalink


    1. Sounds like some of the hijinks reported by some of our banana bending correspondants last week.

      Posted by Nic on 2008 04 01 at 11:17 PM • permalink


    1. Glad he doesn’t live near me…
      though I don’t think I’d nark him like the owner of the flaming garbage did.

      Posted by kae on 2008 04 01 at 11:23 PM • permalink


    1. I’m laughing so hard I think I’m going into an asthma attack.

      And I don’t have asthma.  😀

      Posted by Barbara Skolaut on 2008 04 01 at 11:23 PM • permalink


    1. Not sure if I would like him as a neighbour. Lights OK, spray painted lawn OK, triple pizza order OK . Bad rendition of Wild Thing, not OK. Now if it was Jimi Hendrix, that would be OK too

      Posted by Contrail on 2008 04 01 at 11:28 PM • permalink


    1. Oh come on, burning trash is fun. Burning house and pets not so much maybe…

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2008 04 02 at 12:07 AM • permalink


    1. How about a card like that for Fevola

      Posted by jlc on 2008 04 02 at 12:22 AM • permalink


    1. #8
      Wanna come over to my place and try the burning thing on some of my unsavoury neighbours?Scientific testing, of course.

      Posted by kae on 2008 04 02 at 12:37 AM • permalink


    1. Anyone got a match ?

      Posted by Pickles on 2008 04 02 at 01:03 AM • permalink


    1. Good but not great.

      He forgot to leave the fridge door open.

      Posted by fidens on 2008 04 02 at 01:27 AM • permalink


    1. We call that Saturday night around these parts.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2008 04 02 at 02:17 AM • permalink


    1. I wondered where man bear pig got to.

      Posted by cohenite on 2008 04 02 at 03:24 AM • permalink


    1. I really, really hate his neighbor and everyone like him.  Had he tossed the neighbor into the burning trash can and played Hendrix’s version of The Star-Spangled Banner, I’d have given him an A+

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2008 04 02 at 05:22 AM • permalink


    1. OT Watch out Rupert!

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 04 02 at 05:29 AM • permalink


    1. #16 – The environmentally friendly website. Everyday is Earth Hour at Webdiary!

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2008 04 02 at 05:34 AM • permalink


    1. Nothing like lighting something (especially plastic) on fire to celebrate Earth Hour.


      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 04 02 at 05:46 AM • permalink


    1. OT, but I reckon this is one of Pat condell’s finest so far.

      plus! Fitna is back on Live Leak.

      Way to go Guys!!

      Posted by Pogria on 2008 04 02 at 06:21 AM • permalink


    1. futuremrsrickankiel said…

      “Monday Morning Punter is my slave name. Punte is my tribal name that I have assumed as a way of re-appropriating my roots.”
      10:11 AM, March 31, 2008
      Grimey said…

      YOUR NAME IS TOBY! (whip)

      That is even funnier than the post!
      And for the record, due to Melbun’s wild weather, we had an enforced Earf Hour when we lost power completely between 2 and 3pm.

      I made my caffeine by mobile phone light.

      I love modern technolomogy.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2008 04 02 at 07:13 AM • permalink


    1. And something which deserves to be punted, but so far has been lightly slapped on its limp wrist by Andrew Bolt, is this item regarding the ABC, which is extracted from a speech given to the Sydney Institute by Douglas Kirsner (Philosophy Prof. at Deakin University).

      “In news and current affairs, PM is fair, balanced, impartial and professional. I think Lateline casts a wide net and is generally fair and balanced, as is The World Today.”

      “That the Labor and Liberal parties receive similar treatment on the ABC demonstrates that there may not be cultural bias towards one mainstream party rather than the other.”

      “THERE can be little doubt things have improved at the ABC since the appointment of Mark Scott as managing director…”

      “There have been new programs that increase debate, including the ill-fated, experimental Difference of Opinion,…”

      “In terms of balance, Middle East correspondents Matt Brown and David Hardaker are marked improvements.”

      He had some sensible things to say too, but the above is quite a load for one article/speech to drop.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2008 04 02 at 07:18 AM • permalink


    1. #21
      A steaming, smelly pile.

      Posted by kae on 2008 04 02 at 07:20 AM • permalink


    1. O/T: Worst idea of all time.

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 02 at 07:40 AM • permalink


    1. #23

      Madonna isn’t phased

      I’m sure the author means fazed. Spellcheck sux.

      Posted by kae on 2008 04 02 at 07:44 AM • permalink


    1. Oh, now, Madge would be great as Ilsa Lund.  Except that she can’t act, and is not beautiful.

      And that resetting Casablanca in Iraq would be ludicrous.  And making everything the fault of the good guys would be blasphemy.  And you can’t have a bar with drinking, girl singers, and gambling in Iraq anyway.

      Other than all that, it would be a good movie.  Cate Blanchette as the girl who sings “La Marseillaise”!  Matt Damon as Rick!  Jake Gyllenhael as Senor Ferrari!  Sean Penn as Ugarte!

      Posted by ushie on 2008 04 02 at 08:20 AM • permalink


    1. #23 Love her but she’s lost it.

      Posted by bingbing on 2008 04 02 at 09:00 AM • permalink


    1. Why oder Dominoes AND Pizza Hut? Pizza Hut sux….ohhh, the driveway incident.

      But of course.

      Posted by bingbing on 2008 04 02 at 09:02 AM • permalink


    1. The story behind Kissing Suzy Kolber (kissmesuzy.com) is that Suzy Kolber is an NFL sideline reporter who a couple of years ago interviewed a very drunk Joe Namath. Joe kept asking Suzy for a kiss instead of answering her inane questions.

      Best part of that game as far as I can remember.

      Posted by Some0Seppo on 2008 04 02 at 09:17 AM • permalink


    1. “Why’d you make the letters so big, dumbass?”

      [ Monday Morning Punte ] 1:32 AM

      tags: Fuck the Planet and Fuck You, I could have burned down my neigbor’s house and my wife wouldn’t care, MMP

      With an attitude like that, I simply had to bookmark the site.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 04 02 at 09:51 AM • permalink


    1. A delightful account of suburban hijinks.
      Take us there again, M.Blair.

      Posted by carpefraise on 2008 04 02 at 11:21 AM • permalink


    1. #23, Paco

      “No one can understand why she wants to redo what many people consider the greatest film of all time.”

      because her ego is the size of uranus (i know its not the biggest planet, but it works in this case), thats why

      Posted by missred on 2008 04 02 at 11:50 AM • permalink


    1. “Greatest film of all time”?

      Oh, puh-leese. Some good lines, but mediocre overall.

      Posted by mojo on 2008 04 02 at 12:14 PM • permalink


    1. #23,
      Er, didn’t Roger L. Simon have this idea several months ago, except that he would actually make it, you know, good?

      Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2008 04 02 at 01:03 PM • permalink


    1. #32: Maybe not the greatest film of all time, but a long way from mediocre. The casting was flawless, down to the smallest bit role, the performances were outstanding, the dialogue was not only excellent but some of it has even attained iconic status, the direction was superb, and the themes – lost love, disillusionment, self-pity vying with patriotism and self-sacrifice, the redemption of lost honor – so far above the political quackery, narcissism and self-congratulatory smugness that characterize so many American films of recent years as to make the film seem like a diamond found among shards of glass.

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 02 at 01:39 PM • permalink


    1. Next you’ll be telling me “The Maltese Falcon” is the greatest Noir film since “D.O.A.”…

      Posted by mojo on 2008 04 02 at 02:10 PM • permalink


    1. mojo, you must be thinking of “Double Indemnity…”

      Posted by ushie on 2008 04 02 at 02:17 PM • permalink


    1. “With an attitude like that, I simply had to bookmark the site.”

      Be forewarned: KSK is a gleefully obscene take on American sports, etc., with emphasis on “obscene.”  Thus, I check it out twice a day.

      Posted by Percy Dovetonsils on 2008 04 02 at 02:44 PM • permalink


    1. #35: The Maltese Falcon is a good movie made from an overly-complex story, but it is good primarily because of the performances, not because of the byzantine plot.. Is it a better film noir than D.O.A.? I think so, if you’re talking about the original D.O.A. (which was made, I believe, 7 or 8 years after the Falcon). I like D.O.A., but there are some directorial gimmicks that make the movie seriously flawed (the absurdly sweet soundtrack music when the hero is talking to his secretary, the “wolf whistle” that occurs when he eyes a pretty girl, etc.). I think there may have been a remake, with which I am totally unfamiliar. Neither of the above is as good, overall, as Out of the Past – in my opinion, which need not count for much, if anything, considering that I am not an expert on the cinema.

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 02 at 03:08 PM • permalink


    1. Temporalist!

      Posted by mojo on 2008 04 02 at 03:38 PM • permalink


    1. #39: Just you wait till I look that word up, buster! But why should I do that? I’ll subject you to my refined and sophisticated wit right now:


      Posted by paco on 2008 04 02 at 03:43 PM • permalink


    1. I’m not saying “Casablanca” isn’t a good film – it is, obviously. So is “Falcon”, for that matter. But their juicy goodness is a result of a studio system interested in making money by the revolutionary process of “giving the customer what they want”, as opposed to the current moronic system of “give the stupid consumer what we think they should have.”

      The first treats people as people, whole and complete, with brains and everything. The second, well, does not. Hence the box office bombardment of recent years.

      OT: my favorite snarky line from “Casablanca”:
      “Are my eyes REALLY brown?”

      Posted by mojo on 2008 04 02 at 03:59 PM • permalink


    1. #41: My favorite: from Captain Renault (speculating on Rick’s reasons for leaving America) – “I like to think you killed a man; it’s the romantic in me.”

      I agree with your comments. I’m not sure what’s driving the current rush to red ink among moviemakers these days. For example, how many anti-war flops do they have to make before they realize there’s no money in it? Or if they’re motivated by a sense of “social responsibility”, how many commercial flops do they think they can sustain before they go under – in which case they won’t be producing anything, “relevant” or otherwise.

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 02 at 04:07 PM • permalink


    1. For example, check out some of these numbers.

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 02 at 04:09 PM • permalink


    1. It’s the death of the Studio Mogul that did it, paco. The towering likes of Schmuel Gelbfisz were replaced by the David Mamets and Ollie Stones of the world.

      It’s the world’s loss, in my opinion.

      Posted by mojo on 2008 04 02 at 04:20 PM • permalink


    1. #44: I totally agree. The old studio system turned out its share of clinkers, to be sure, but it never lost sight of the fact that the best in cinema – as in any art form – is universally accessible.

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 02 at 04:35 PM • permalink


    1. Read ‘em and weep, boys

      Posted by mojo on 2008 04 02 at 04:37 PM • permalink


    1. #37 Be forewarned: KSK is a gleefully obscene take on American sports, etc., with emphasis on “obscene.” Thus, I check it out twice a day.

      Percy, in my view, American sports aren’t worth the watch unless there’s obscenity involved.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 04 02 at 05:01 PM • permalink


    1. Per paco’ link in #23 above:

      Madonna isn’t phased that most of her films have been turkeys.

      A source from a major Hollywood studio the singer had approached said it would be difficult to get the project going.


      “The reception has been lukewarm to say the least.

      The problem is what helped her to sell CD’s 20 years ago (a brazen show of skin and sluttiness) won’t help her to sell movie tickets at a ripe age of 49.  Of course, the fact that she can’t act beyond spreading her legs is a bit of a handicap also.  Ingrid Berman this broad is not.

      Posted by wronwright on 2008 04 02 at 05:09 PM • permalink


    1. Look the movie must be set in Casablanca in black and white in 1941. How is she going to do that? No one could remake that movie, the comparison would always be made.

      Mojo, it may not be the best movie of all time, but it is one of the greatest.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 04 02 at 06:27 PM • permalink


    1. it may not be the best movie of all time, but it is one of the greatest.

      A distinction without a difference.

      Well made. Good cinematography. Good direction. Mediocre script offset by excellent casting.

      Claude Raines is a fuckin’ God:

      I’m going to miss you, Rick. Apparently, you’re the only person in Casablanca with even less scruples than I…

      Posted by mojo on 2008 04 02 at 08:24 PM • permalink


    1. The greatest movie of all time is, of course, Ernest Goes to Jail.

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 02 at 10:09 PM • permalink


    1. hey,
      if you go through the comments on KSK’s story, you’ll find one by our very own pet lawyer, Jewemy.Awww, he’s been slumming. Isn’t that sweet!!!

      Posted by Pogria on 2008 04 03 at 07:15 AM • permalink


  1. One last thought:

    Madonna as Ilsa Lund? The thought is enough to put you off your feed, really it is.

    Ain’t that right, Verne?

    Posted by mojo on 2008 04 03 at 12:13 PM • permalink