Archive for December, 2009

The Joker Batman!

This type of story where the Joker and Batman possess each others bodies has occurred a few times, most recently about five years ago. This story that I have now posted is the first time that it happened.
I believe that this story was written by Bill Finger and pencils by Dick Sprang and inking by Charles Paris. I base this all on the look of the Joker and the fact that there are some oversized props used in the story (a Finger trademark!).

Sh*! Alan Howe Says

Noticed that Howe said this…
After his boss Rupert Murdoch said this…


2009 MYER Christmas Windows

The last time I made a post on the MYER Christmas windows was in 2007, when the theme was Graham Base’s book Uno’s Garden and I snapped a great picture of the Snortle Pig. I don’t know why I didn’t make a post last year and I am struggling to even remember what the theme of the 2008 windows was.

I ventured to the MYER Bourke Street store again this year to look at the windows and took a few more very good photos. The theme this year was Olivia Helps With Christmas, based on the book by Ian Falconer.

I do think Olivia is very cute. Both Priscilla and I adored the original Olivia book so much that we sent a copy up to Brisbane when my cousin gave birth to her daughter Olivia.

The MYER windows are again great this year. The story is read by a recording of Moonee Ponds’ own Dame Edna Everage, a true Melbourne icon.

We also should try to remember the true meaning of Christmas too. Fortunately MYER aren’t all about the commercialisation of this holiest of times and have given baby Jesus a tiny window for him and his family.

Star Wars

Just to show how backlogged I have become with this blog, here is something that I meant to post a month ago, at the beginning of November. That was when Priscilla and I went to the Star Wars exhibition at Science Works. (Yes, we are both nerds, as if you couldn’t tell!)

The exhibition was interesting and Science Works did try to blend in some science fact type of information with it, but in reality it was just an excuse for us nerds to look at the Star Wars costumes and models and puppets and droids.

My photos didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped. There were a group of fat, middle aged, heavy metal type nerds who took a real delight in deliberately walking in front of the camera every time I tried to take a picture.

[rant/] Young kids too kept deliberately annoying me while I was there, and their parents (who are my age) just ignored them. That’s one thing I hate about my fellow Generation X’s, they let their kids run around being little shits, they don’t try to discipline their kids at all, but whenever someone complains about their kids being shits they suddenly become very aggressive in defending their children’s behaviour. I know, I know, wait until I have kids and then I will know how difficult things are… blah, blah, blah… [/end rant]

I did enjoy my day at Science Works. This post is now officially over. It has taken me ages to get this all done. The photos took a long time to load but now it’s finally done.