Ann Francis in The After Hours

You simply MUST watch this! Grant and I are going through an Ann Francis phase at the moment due to the wonderful Honey West. I was led to this superb episode of the original Twilight Zone as it stars Ann Francis. My god, it’s f***ing brilliant. Hard to believe this show was written and made at the beginning of the 60s. It’s better than most of the crap on TV thesedays!


I hate Dendy Opera Quays so much it’s like flames on the side of my face

Last weekend’s Nordic Film Festival in Sydney was completely ruined by the absolutely disgusting and unprofessional performance of Dendy Opera Quays cinema.

I have not been able to write about this – or anything else – since then because I have been so angry, so violently angry that I was afraid of what I would write on this page. Fantasies of destruction and slow, painful torture for the management and staff have never been far away from my mind in the last week. So better to write nothing at all.

The Nordic Embassies who worked together to put on the Nordic Film Festival Sydney 2009 should be hanging their heads in shame. Shame, shame, shame. It was a complete and utter farce.

I joined the Dendy Cinemas Club in anticipation of this festival. Now I doubt I’ll ever visit any Dendy again.

Stupid, dumb, lazy, unprofessional, anti-cinema bunch of arseholes….that’s Dendy Opera Quays.

As you can see, the anger hasn’t quite left me just yet….I’m going to wait until it does before trying to write more about the nightmarish experience.

Nanne’s video for Otacksamhet

Oh my god, Nanne has done a video clip for her new single Otacksamhet. How many videos has Nanne done over the years…well you could count them on one hand!

Apparently there’s a new DVD coming out with all of Nanne’s solo clips and more…I’ll be first in line to buy that one!

Check out Otacksamhet’s clip here:

Nordic Film Festival starts today

The first Nordic Film Festival has started. Yoda, James and I are seeing a number of films this weekend including the legendary ONCE IN A LIFETIME / Livet Är en Schlager. Session times are on or direct link:

Nordic Film Festival in Sydney - be there!

Nordic Film Festival in Sydney - be there!

Oh, and they’re here too. Dendy Opera Quays – hint, hint, hint. Hope to see you there people!

Session Times - Nordic Film Festival - Dendy Opera Quays

Session Times - Nordic Film Festival - Dendy Opera Quays

The perfect justification for never learning Swedish

I saw this on James‘ website and had to post it here. While it is quite humorous I think it is a perfect justification for never learning Swedish!

I’ve only ever done a 17 week night course in Swedish (2 hours a week) and even that gave me a headache. I’m all for Google perfecting their online translation service so I can ready Swedish stuff on the net without having to actually learn all this guff.

All I know is this: Jag tykcer om öl which means I like beer.

Awful news about Stephen Gately

I just can’t believe that Boyzone’s Stephen Gately has died. He was only 33. I am sure more details will come to light but this is awful, awful news.

There’s a short stopry on the BBC website:

I’m in total shock.

Hey, Hey Harry Connick Junior…piss off home!

The 'big' man of American culture - Harry Connick Jr

The 'big' man of American culture - Harry Connick Jr

A B-Grade actor. A C-Grade Frank Sinatra impersonator.

Yes, it’s America’s Cultural Advisor to Australia, Harry ‘Mammy’ Connick Junior.

Harry, here’s a tip: the day Australia needs race relations advice from you, it will be a cold day in hell.

Now do us Aussies a favour and catch the next plane back to America.

The real title of Harry Connick Jr's current CD

The real title of Harry Connick Jr's current CD