Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Taser's Tsk Tsk Tsk

There's been Tupperware parties, Enjo cleaning product parties, Le Reve aromatherapy parties, lingerie parties and now? Well in the US there are taser parties... Yes that's right, get some girls together, get the champagne following, complete with a desperate underpaid brain-washed party consultant and practice tasering items in response to just as though you were being attacked.
The taser is at the forefront of portable personal security, small enough to fit in your handbag and available in a range of colours such as the vomit-worthy one featured above.

Further info. can be found here:

This is wrong on so many levels. What kind of Brave New World society are we heading for? I am already hesitant about the use of tasers by police in Australia let alone if every Tom, Dick and Harry had access to them. They are commonly thought of as being non-lethal but already there have been hundreds of fatality cases linked to tasers in the US. They are still a powerful weapon, and although not on the same level of guns, people tend to get "taser-happy" pulling them out when simple physical restraining techniques could have been used.

Undertaking a simple generic taser You Tube search can be confronting with scenes of taser miss-use...

Favourite Sartorialist Shots

It's been a bit off lately but the web address is: http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Life As Me - according to a personality quiz...

I've just had a go at this personality test and came out with ENTP (Extrovert, Intuitive, Thinker, Perceiver).

Apparently the most important thing to ENTPs is being creative, seeing possibilities and always having new challenges.
Some jobs to consider include:
  • Entrepreneur
  • Investment banker
  • Venture capitalist
  • Outplacement consultant
  • Management / marketing consultant
  • Copywriter
  • Radio/TV talk show host
  • Political manager
  • Real estate developer
  • Actor
  • Strategic planner
  • University / college president
  • Motivational speaker
  • Internet marketer
  • Advertising creative director

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Women, know your limits!

A Harry Enfield classic...

Email Australia

I certainly have a few contenders for this!


Thursday, 1 May 2008

Volunteer Opportunities

For budding Writers' or resume-builders wanting to get involved: here are three opportunities:

The fifth Emerging Writers' Festival is being held next week from Friday 9th May until Sunday 11th May at the Melbourne Town Hall and Federation Square. Please email the volunteer coordinator at fair@emergingwritersfestival.org.au if interested.

The Melbourne Writers' Festival is happening from Monday August 25th until Wednesday, August 27th and they are taking volunteers soon. E-mail volunteer@mwf.com.au for further information.

Finally The Victoria Writers' Centre is currently looking for volunteers to assist with the events programs. For further information please e-mail info@writers-centre.org.