Matthew Bellemy has turned 30. Well done young man, take a bow. I’m a bit long in the tooth to be a Muse fan chick, but am thankful for all those arpeggios that have renewed my interest in music of late. Now if only I could of attended all of the Sparks Concert series ones, one life goal would be complete. Oh, ok, and finish a Paris-Brest-Paris in under 85 hours, then my life would really be complete if one wasn’t half-dead and utterly fucked from the extreme exertion. Although with shrinking oil supplies and overdemand it’s bit of a longshot that One Day I’ll either do the PBP or see the Maels live in concert. We can only dream.
Or buy the DVDs of somebody else seeing or doing what I wanted to do.
Just between you and me, there’s probably a queue forming to do just that.
Speaking of crow bars, can a spare one be swiftly utilised by an awake News Limited sub-editor to prise off Wayne Carey flavoured comments tacked on the end of this obit article?
Heston’s relationship with Carey has long been a source of concern for the AFL in general. Hopefully now that he is gone Carey will have a chance to stop being such an idiot. I was hoping Heston was going to take up a more prominent position in the club, perhaps as a secret youth adviser but now my hopes are dashed.
Posted by: Heston fan 11:36pm April 06, 2008
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Sorry couldn’t pass up a footy reference even for this bitter and jaded ex-Royboys fan. Even non-footy fans should have something to cheer about, with the GetUp Climate ad reaching over $200K in pledges and broadcast during the half-time TV slot.
They day before our ride, Mal was very nervous. We’d been into the city, suffered London’s useless Saturday bike shop staff but at least managed to score a cheapish helmet that wasn’t totally fugly (£40 from £50 because they had no box for it). Behold, the Giro Havoc: (image on hippyblog, no hotlinking here folks!)
Enough of the overseas despatches and onto serious local stuff. The National Transport Commission (NTC) has a online questionnaire running until November 2, regarding a Review of the Australian Vehicle Standards Rules.
Cycling Australia have changed their ‘Ride It’ licences to be a more attractive insurance opinion for the swelling ranks of recreational cyclists. Although I’m yet to dig down into the details of the CA Ride It licence and do a comparative analysis vs other products currently on the market. But I’ve got to admit $45 annually ($90 family) + the member benefits offered are very comparable to existing products.
More insurance options for non-competitive cyclists surely be a healthy sign for the greater cycling community. Whether non-competitive cycling organisations, whose membership relies very heavily upon providing insurance as a part of their membership package share this opinion, is quite another matter. Hey isn’t providing consumer choice and all that capitalist bollox is what the market-driven economy strives towards? Ha!
It would be an understatement to say that interesting times are ahead.