…entre nous soit dit…

between me you and the gatepost.

9/11… yeah yeah.

Well it’s the 8 year marker point since terror became such a big part of our lives. It’s now eight years since terrorists flew planes into the twin towers and the Pentagon in American – that is to say, it’s now eight years since 9/11.

While I’m a believer in a day of remembrance for all those who died and respect for all those (such as the fire fighters) who tried to help the others out, I thought I’d post this video that I found, which on a day like today, I’m sure is a bit too controversial to be posting. Deal with it. It’s another mash up people.

Now, on a more serious note, I’m going to post some photos and links. Because as horrible as the whole event was, you have to admit that some damn amazing photography came out of it and there’s videos and photos flooding the internet from it.

9-11 trade centre twin towers terrorist attack ruble

9/11 terrorist attack on twin towers - rubble(I love this picture above)

9-11 trade centre twin towers terrorist attack fire fighters 9/11 terrorist attack on twin towers - view from afar

9/11 terrorist attack on twin towers - man falling

The last picture there is definitely one of the most controversial ones to surface after 9/11. It’s called the Falling Man and was by a photography who didn’t even realise he’d taken it until he looked at them later. However, when it was printed in a newspaper, there was huge up roar about it because it was thought to be exploiting the situation and those who died. It was never seen again.

Another thing to check out is this article from the Sydney Morning Herald.

But the scary fact isn’t even that they have these photos, but that there’s even videos of people jumping from the windows of the towers. I remember standing in the kitchen and watching footage of people jumping when it happened in 2001, but the videos then were rushed searches, and now days, you can find a much larger collection of different footage from the 9/11 attack.  This one was by far one of the scarier ones I’ve seen, purely because of the fact that there are so many people jumping.

There’s also a video that I found which has the whole conversation between a man in one of the twin towers and a woman on the emergency line. The sad part is that it cuts out at the end just as he screams because the building collapsed. He was on the 105th floor and had no hope to survive that one.

Anywho… There it is. Eight years on and just think of how much has changed… and how many more terrorist attacks there have been… *sigh*

I’m not even American (in fact, usually, I don’t like americans), but I’m still going to post these:

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September 11, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 12 Comments

So Sick of this Shit…

People dogging out and deciding at the last moment to BAIL on their friends is one of the things that really bugs me. Especially when it’s a big group of people and then all of a sudden one decides they don’t want to go and so then all the others start finding excuses. It’s the fucking lamest thing ever. I get so sick of it. Oh and it’s even better when it’s in the same fucking week that they all go out and don’t invite you but talk about it in a conversation on Facebook that you were invited into. Then when you mention it, they give you a pity invite and HOUR BEFORE they all go out. Go die in a hole girls. Thanks a lot for proving what great friends you can all be sometimes. I’m sick of making all the effort and never getting any in return. So fuck you all.

That’s all.

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August 29, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Homer Chronicles of a Cafe

homer simpson and homer illiad

I saw this at the cafe that we went to this morning for our weekly sunday family breakfast, and I thought it was rather quite brilliant. So I took a photo of it so the rest of the world could see the awesomeness of it as well.

July 5, 2009 Posted by | food, idiotic, just a quick note, just for shits and giggles, Literature, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Quote of the Week 7

Ok, so I realised that I forgot to do this last Friday, so this week there is going to be a double whammy with the quotes… not that that’s necessarily a bad thing. Week 7’s (last week’s) quote is…. (drum roll please)….

“Humanity does not pass through phases as a train passes through a station: being alive, it has the privilege of always moving yet never leaving anything behind. Whatever we have been, in some sort we are still”

– C.S.Lewis –

The reason for this one, was because of everything that has been going on in the last few years and how it is going to stay with me for the rest of my life. Little things shape us, and that’s what Week 5’s quote was also about. I think it’s important to realise that because it also makes us realise that all the small things that we do also shape someone else’s life at any given time as well.

The thing that really made me stick to this quote, however, was the fact that lately I have been talking to Dom (my ex-boyfriend) who is currently working elsewhere and it seems that he never knew that I use to love him. Both romantically and otherwise it seems, and I thought he would/should know that. I miss him so much these days and talking to him, but what you gonna do? He’s there, I’m here and we have lives to live. My point is though, we’ve both agreed that there’s some connection between us which has thankfully stayed with us – some connection we can’t describe. So in that way, Lewis’s comment about “whatever we have been, we in some sort are still” just seems so relevant and perfect.

June 28, 2009 Posted by | life, Quote of the Week, Quotes by People, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

A Moment For The King of Pop

tribute to the king of pop

News broke onlast Friday – Friday the 25th of June 2009. Michael Jackson, the King of Pop and icon, had died due to a cardiac arrest after paramedics had tried and failed to revive him when found unconscious and not breathing in his LA mansion. The news came as a shock and tragedy not just to his nation, but to the world.

To see what others say about him, all you have to do is one search and you’ll come up with thousands of hits, but look no further than the ‘Thriller 25th Anniversary EPK’ on YouTube. It even shows all of his classic dance moves, and the new collaborations he did just last year. Of course, there are reports all over the internet and they were all over the news last Friday when, sadly, he died.

jackson five

Michael Jackson, since rising to fame with his siblings in the Jackson Five, has become an icon for multiple generations, a legend in the cultural world and dubbed ‘The King of Pop’. Jackson has inspired, created, lead and innovated the music, dance and fashion scenes, with his influence reaching across generations all across the globe as his fame grew. I may have missed the majority of his prime time and the height of his influence, but I still got the chance to appreciate the genius of this man and legend. Just watching a concert of him performing on stage on your television is an amazing experience in itself.

Who could resist smiling when they see his smile? It’s so contagious and it actually looks happy when he’s younger – in around the late 70’s to early 80’s. It’s so much more genuine then as opposed to post plastic surgery anyways. He went through rough patches after the beginning and fame, as he started to go over board with the plastic surgery. Then, in the late 1990’s, the trouble really set in with the focus shifting from his genius and work to scandals about his plastic surgery, and most of all the debacle about possible child molestation, which he was eventually acquitted of. We’ve all seen the gimicks and strange pictures:

 jackson - did he do it?  michael-jackson-tied-kid  michael_jackson mask  michael jackson dangling baby / daughter / son  michael-jackson-nose 

But despite all of these things, I still maintain that Michael Jackson earned his title as the King of Pop for his dedication to the Music industry and for all the influence he had in developing our culture – particularly throughout the 70s and 80s. I think his best years were definitely around ‘Beat It‘, ‘Smooth Criminal‘ and ‘Billy Jean’. It just doesn’t get any better than those two… Although who else could actually pull off dancing with a whole pile of zombies, and then have that dance recognised and duplicated even 25 years later as well as having that song still being played more than 25 years after it was produced and went straight to #1 world wide? Only Michael Jackson doing ‘Thriller’ can do that. 

Michael Jackson Barbie cropped

And I don’t care what anyone says, because anyone that can moonwalk as good as him, and tilt his body forwards at some ridiculous angle to the ground whilst balancing (like in the photo at the top of this post on the right side of the montage – he’s wearing a white suit on stage) must be some sort of legend. If those weren’t enough then surely the fact that he had an official Barbie Doll created in his honour should dignify he was pretty darn important – Barbie don’t just create anyone into dolls! He is brilliant and so is his music. And if you want proof that he still totally had it, even after all the drama and shenanigans of the late 1990s, then looks no further than the dancing of ‘You Rock My World‘ (for the best bits, skip forward to 2 minutes 30 seconds). 

But at the end of the day, not many people can honestly say that every time they hear ‘Thriller’, ‘Billy Jean’, ‘Beat It’, ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’, or ‘Smooth Criminal’, they don’t dance. Each of those songs have become classics and everyone knows them. When played at a party, they will have every one singing – even in the new generations such as mine.

He’s a legend that shall be missed and that I’ll sadly never get the privilege of seeing perform live…

michael jackson pointing

Rest in Peace Jackson.

June 27, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 126 Comments

My Boss: Part one million and one.

So the strangest thing has happened.

My boss’s now ex-fiance  has come back from her trip to malaysia sporting dark brown hair (she used to be a platnum blonde) and a hair cut similar to how I’ve had mine for the last couple of years. I know the change to brunette is obviously a complete coincidence and the hair cut probably is as well, but considering I have brown hair and often dye it a darker shade of brown all the time, it kind of freaked me out.

The next thing that totally freaked me out was again a complete coincidence, but nonetheless strange. So I told my boss a while back about the lyrics of ‘What’s a Man to Do’ by Usher (I’ve written about them before) and he’s listened to the song. The lyrics more or less described everything that had been going on at the time/has happened… but anyway, she just happened to also discover the album and now her favourite song by Usher is ‘What’s a Man to Do’. I had no idea and then she came back from the trip and started playing it repeatedly in our shop.

That was the strange part – the first time I heard it I went back and asked my Boss if he’d show her, and he said that she’d just found it on her own. Yesterday I was working with her in her shop and the Usher CD was on when my Boss came in. She was standing there talking to him and I was wondering around pretending to be oblivious as usual when that song came on. I was singing along quietly as per usual and continuing to not look at them, but I could feel (and see out the corner of my eyes) every now and then my Boss turned and looked at me while she talked and he listened.

It was so strange. Only my boss and myself are aware of what the song means, but to have all three of us in the room at the same time while it was playing the story of the three of us from the last couple of months was weird

June 27, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Photography at the Park

The other day, I decided it was about time that I went out and did some photography again seeing as how I have a super nice camera, but have done practically nothing with it.

So I headed down to my local park to take some happy snaps of anything decent and photo-worthy that I could find. This photo (below) was from the wheel that is used to control the gates for the draining system used at the park. I was playing around with the focus manually to experiment with the different fields of depth, and this one was my favourite result:

June 18, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 4 Comments