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Gorbys' Last Stand

Gorby's back in the day, rockin' hard at the 2006 Million Paws March,
St James Mitchell Park, South Perth. Or maybe not.


Zeitgeisters,

I’m afraid the rumours are true. My band, Dancing With Gorbachev (DWG) have split, owing to irreconcilable indifference on the part of Society.

Was our rock too confronting?
Was our truth too hard to bear?
Were our harmonies just too sweet?

The best review we ever got was this: “Youse guys are 100% uncompromising, four on the floor, straight down the line, meat and potatoes, balls to the wall, pedal to the metal, rock and f**king roll.” That was our drummer Vik Suprotik’s gran.
Thanks for that!

Let me leave you with the lyrics to a song that Pedrag, Zlatko and I wrote. It’s in the style of Cheap Trick’s “Dream Police”. It’s called “Depthy”.It’s time to put out the garbage.
It’s time to put out the trash.
Say goodbye to yesteryear.
And flick off the cigarette’s ash.

Goodbye you losers,
We’re so dep-thy!
Goodbye kind friends,
We’re so dep-thy

You’ll never for…

VEXDTT Results

Hi Zeitgeisters,

Recently, Mr Trivia ran a contest off-site amongst his email contact list. It was the Very Easy Extremely Difficult Trivia Test (VEXDTT).

The winner of the comp was Bon, he receives a bottle of Goundrey Unwooded Chardonnay. Congratulations to Bon and to all who entered the contest.

VEXDTT Answers


1. Who sang the following and in what song?

a. The pink filet mignon looks black on the negs
Godley and Cr̬me РEnglishman in New York b. Baby I would climb the Andes solely
Forever and Ever - Shakirac. Khmer Rhouge, and genocide qua
If I Could Talk I’d Tell You - The Lemonheadsd. I'm a peeping-tom techie with x-ray eyes
The Future’s So Bright I go to Wear Shades - Timbuk 3e. If your status ain't hood, I ain't checkin' for him
Soldier by Destiny’s Child
2. Which of the following were not food products in Australia?

a. Fonzies cheese snacks
b. Star Wars gum with trading cards
c. Smurfs breakfast cereal
d. Transformers Instant Noodles
e. Lion King McH…

The 2006 Curmudgeon Awards

Hail the 'Muddies

The world is full of superfluous awards and here is yet another. Earlier this month, Mr Trivia, who is now referring to himself in the third person, put out calls for nominations for the inaugural Curmudgeon Awards aka The 'Muddies.

A “curmudgeon” is usually defined as an ill-tempered old man. And let’s face it,lately we have had a lot to be curmudgeonly about.

For those who regularly read this blog (hi, you two!) this process occurred in a parallel universe known as Mr Trivia’s email contact list. Sorry ‘bout that. We’ll do it differently next year. Mr Trivia and his crack team of Zeitgeist Consultants have compiled the results and responses.

Here now are the five nomination categories and the results. Judges decisions are final and any attempt to quibble will bring down upon the complainer the wrath of Woden, Thor or Mr Kelly from Hey Dad!

'Muddie Winners
Most insultingly presented news event of the last 12 months.
The Tomkat story.

Most irritating song of the…

Photocopier Portraits

Why do people insist on leaving their artistic self-expression around for others to see on the work photocopier? Why don't they just get a government grant?

What's with the continuing obsession with i-Pods?

And how did they find the x-ray setting on the Xerox?

I can't even work out how to get it to sort and staple.

Ciao, Zeitgeisters,
Mr Trivia


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Fly Me To The Moon

Aldrin, Armstrong and Collins pose in business suits following a press conference at the Manned Spacecraft Center (January 10 1969)

Zeitgeisters,

Can this really be on the money? A report from Reuters claims the original video tapes of the moon landing are lost:

The U.S. government has misplaced the original recording of the first moon landing, including astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," a NASA spokesman said on Monday.

Armstrong's famous space walk, seen by millions of viewers on July 20, 1969, is among transmissions that NASA has failed to turn up in a year of searching, spokesman Grey Hautaloma said.

The tapes also contain data about the health of the astronauts and the condition of the spacecraft. In all,some 700 boxes of transmissions from the Apollo lunar missions are missing, he said.

"I wouldn't say we're worried -- we've got all the data. Everything on the tapes …

Rocking Your World

Zeitgeisters,

This is Rock and Roll’s First Family, Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson. They are officially awesome. They enter a depleted Celebrity Zone that has had to make do with the pathetic antics of tweenie idols such as Paris, Nicole and Lindsay. Body image problems, partying too hard, heading for rehab, getting bitten by a freakin’ kinkajou. Pah! Who cares?

Now Mr and Mrs Rock are officially hitched, I believe that we can look forward to some serious star-power burning up the pages of the tabloids.

Did you see the wedding photos? They could barely stand! These kids in the mags, they’re wasting our time with their adolescent shenanigans which, frankly, are no more than giving their parents a very safe ‘up yours’.

Pamela and Kid Rock on the other hand, have been doing this for years. They will come up with good stuff. Even now they would be workshopping and thinking of the merch opportunities. They are experts in their field.

Don’t try any of their lifestyle choices at home, kids.

Legal Shmegal

Zeitgeisters,

Have you seen Boston Legal on television? I never plan to watch, because it’s barely a show. It’s the vaguest wisp of a narrative, the tiniest shred of a drama.

The program skates on thin ice episode after episode. Every case is bizarre and jokey. There are little breaking-the -fourth -wall gags.

There’s the annoying shakey-cam.
And the even more annoying theme and incidental music that scream “look there’s something zingy & funny going on”.

Mostly its difficult to suspend one’s of disbelief, when viewing BL, but somehow it all ends up being perversely entertaining.

Why? Because BL creator David E Kelly’s penchant for oddball concepts (which he has demonstrated on his other shows e.g. The Practice, Boston Public, Chicago Hope and Picket Fences) is given full rein in this show - even more so than in the tedious Ally McBeal.

So the writing is good-ish, but it’s the acting that brings it home. James Spader, William Shatner and Candice Bergen are great. They deal with all th…