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May. 27th, 2009

Prop Hate

Oh America...Prop 8 passed...I am so sad as I thought things were changing for the better for you. Imagine being told that your legal marriage...suddenly wasn't a happening thing anymore.


Mar. 31st, 2009

Yes, more karaoke

Mal and Grant yowling 'I Got You Babe' at Sporties last Friday night. (Cats howl, dogs flatten ears)

My 35th birthday party is on this weekend. A small group of friends, PS3s' 'Singstar' and mojitos should ensure a good time all round!

Mar. 24th, 2009

Mal crossing the line on Sunday's 55k (36 mile) Great Brisbane Bike Ride!

Nov. 1st, 2008

Lifeline campaign shoot - it's a wrap!

Hello everyone,

Shoot is done - editing begins. A lot of laughs were had, and we got just what we needed. Pity the aliens had to die in the crowd scene (Spoiler!)

Look for the online videos at www.lifelinebookfest.com and the TVC just about everywhere in December/January!


Oct. 31st, 2008

Aliens, Day 1

First day of shoot is over. Performances, timing and general composition tight and good. Heads reasonably good but don't quite connect to our real heads seamlessly, so some digital postproduction is gonna be required. But if that's the worst thing to come out of this shoot I am not complaining.

What was hilarious was the amount of traffic that stopped, people who came out of shops and honks and shouts we got at the 5 locations we shot at today. I decided to respond to all by opening my eyes wide and awkwardly making a peace sign - it seemed to go down a treat.

Oct. 27th, 2008

Halfway to alien

In preparation for playing the lead alien in a statewide television commercial I am producing (and acting in) this Friday I started shaving my head. Didn't have the balls to go all the way yet - not till Thursday when it all comes off. I kinda like the shaved on top / beard on bottom look - will suit me well when my hair falls out for real in...well, the not too distant future I suspect.

I get prosthetics (a conehead), blue contact lenses and hair extensions - on my goatee, as well as a Galaxy-Quest style outfit. Standard saturday night getup really. Will post more pics as we progress...


Sep. 10th, 2008

Travellin' North

On Monday I travelled to Julia Creek - a beautiful remote part of the north west of Queensland - cattle country - no mobile reception, no internet - to research a tender I was invited to apply for - for a documentary on the region. It's right near the hotel Crododile Dundee was shot in.

I flew in to Mount Isa and then drove three hours to my destination. Lots of photos, lots of endless driving on roads with not a soul around, stopping at watering holes, cattle stations, outback pubs...

Spinafex on the road and connecting with Australia. About as far from Tokyo as you can get in a week!

Even if I don't win the tender (hopefully I'm in with a good chance as I had some very in-depth meetings with the tourism board making the decision) then I consider myself lucky for being able to see more of this wide brown land.

Aug. 31st, 2008

Homeward bound

Heading out from Japan back home, happier than ever to be an Aussie but incredibly grateful for another safe trip to another amazing part of this amazing world....

To celebrate, we had some photobooth fun on the bullet train.


Bullet train so faaaast-des!

Pop art baby

Um, manga?


Aug. 27th, 2008

Drunken Kyoto karaoke

One of the funnest nights ever - late night Karaoke in the middle of Shinjuku:

I Got You Babe
Missionary Man
(all screamed with 'I did it myyyyy waaaaaaay' levels of enthusiasm)

Then the drunk stumble back to hotel. Darn sake!

It was alllllll a blur at that point. I've done far more wild things in Tokyo than I thought little innocent me was capable of. The city has that effect on you...

That is all Tokyo des neeeeeee!

Aug. 26th, 2008

La Qua

Right in the middle of Tokyo is a huge shopping centre complex. I am a sworn enemy of shopping and consumerism, but I'd be willing to make an exception for this shopping centre. Any idea why?

Why yes, that's right - because it's got a great big honking Intamin hypercoaster running through it!

It's one of the tallest steel coasters in the world. Impressive! It was pouring rain when I was there so no ridey rides yet, but the week is long and I shall go back. Oh yes, I shall. Tokyo is an amazing city. I can't stop eating their yummy food, thus I am getting amazingly fat. Went to Tokyo DisneySea today - very lame. The loop on Raging Spirits and the fast launch bit on Journey to the Centre of the Earth were the only cool bits in the whole park!

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