I have to link to this post by [info]blamebrampton  cos it is freaking AWESOME and MADE of WIN, and a MUST READ for all Aussies!  (helps if you're a Harry Potter fan, but not an absolute requirement.)
Just got round to watching the movie, "Australia."  What a bizarre, confused movie.  I feel like I watched 2 different films.  The first half was so camp it was like a pantomime!  Can I just say here, that using Waltzing Matilda to give a film (or TV show) that 'Aussie' feel sucks.  I hate it.  And we not only got that but Rolf Harris's good ol' wobble board!  Which didn't irk me as much as Waltzing Matilda, cos I'd decided the film was tongue-in-cheek by that stage.  Which is fine and dandy.  Harking back to the campy old westerns is fine, and I adjusted my expectations accordingly. But then there was the whole story about the Aboriginal kid and the Stolen Generations, which wasn't funny at all. And the second half was sort of good.  But I am left bewildered what I thought of it.

Hugh Jackman was lovely as always.  His hairy chest  in a few scenes was very nice eye candy indeed! 

I now have 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' stuck in my head.  :~j

And my eyes are now rolling around in their sockets indipendantly, so I am off to bed.  Ni-ni!

 

Just got round to watching the movie, "Australia."  What a bizarre, confused movie.  I feel like I watched 2 different films.  The first half was so camp it was like a pantomime!  Can I just say here, that using Waltzing Matilda to give a film (or TV show) that 'Aussie' feel sucks.  I hate it.  And we not only got that but Rolf Harris's good ol' wobble board!  Which didn't irk me as much as Waltzing Matilda, cos I'd decided the film was tongue-in-cheek by that stage.  Which is fine and dandy.  Harking back to the campy old westerns is fine, and I adjusted my expectations accordingly. But then there was the whole story about the Aboriginal kid and the Stolen Generations, which wasn't funny at all. And the second half was sort of good.  But I am left bewildered what I thought of it.

Hugh Jackman was lovely as always.  His hairy chest  in a few scenes was very nice eye candy indeed! 

I now have 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' stuck in my head.  :~j

And my eyes are now rolling around in their sockets indipendantly, so I am off to bed.  Ni-ni!


The waxing crescent Moon, Venus, and Jupiter made a smiley face over my house last night! XD
pic and vid under here... )
Another smiley face will not grin over Australia until the early hours of July 21, 2036.
*hopes she is around to see it*

I thought some of you might enjoy this. I'm sharing it more for the sound than the visual, though you do see the odd lorikeet from time to time.

There is a tree on our back boundry (it's actually our neighbour's tree, but on our fenceline) that the local wild lorikeets have deemed the perfect night spot.
Every evening the tree thrums with birds as they squabble over the best perch for the night, and every morning I get to wake to the sound of them rising. I love it, and feel very privileged to live where I do.

leelastarsky: (Ron tired)
( Mar. 6th, 2006 09:37 pm)
This evening my daughter threw out the scrap/stale bread for the birds, which we do every day. We have a family of magpies who will take meat out of our hands, and for a while there we had 2 wild ducks visiting every evening. Tonight we had Rainbow Lorikeets! )
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