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December 2, 2016

Manuel (Fawlty Towers) dies aged 86

Actor Andrew Sachs best known for his role Manuel has Fawlty Towers passed away. Sachs was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2012. Last week, Florence Henderson, best known for her role Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch passed away... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Dec 2016 8:05 PM | read this entry

October 5, 2016

E. coli notes rejected in many places

According to news reports, Australia's new $5 banknote featuring design resembles E. Coli has been rejected in a number of places, including Opal topping machines. The cause seems to be the clear strip which (to machines) identifies as the end... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Oct 2016 4:57 PM | read this entry

September 1, 2016

E. coli coming to 5 notes

From today, the new $5 Australian note will be in circulation. New design featuring better security and tactile design to help vision-impaired public. As for well visioned individual, the wattle somehow look more like E. coli. Exactly what is e.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Sep 2016 7:23 AM | read this entry

December 16, 2015

part of roof gone @ Westfield Bondi Junction

I was at Westfield Bondi Junction this morning. Reason? Christmas is coming, window shopping is needed. As a matter of fact, I had lunch at David Jones Food Court. According to 7News tonight: a section of Westfield's roof collapsed.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Dec 2015 5:13 PM | read this entry

November 18, 2015

Apple Pay coming to Australia

Apple Pay is finally coming to Australia from tomorrow. Currently, it is only working with American Express (issued by American Express directly). That's an important first step forward. Let's hope more banks joining Apple Pay. Quick guide: How to use... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Nov 2015 6:43 PM | read this entry

July 9, 2015

more cold weather to come

Last year was not that cold, but this past week has been pretty cold. I've had heater on most of the time. The bad news is not over yet ... A strong cold front is set to deliver heavy snow... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Jul 2015 1:50 PM | read this entry

June 30, 2015

a feline god

According to this news article, Tama, feline of the stationmaster at Kishi station was farewelled as a goddess. Tama was appointed stationmaster in 2007. She wore a custom-made stationmaster's cap and welcoming all passengers. Tama made her way up, including... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Jun 2015 5:29 PM | read this entry

June 5, 2015

Hermann Zapf (1918-2015)

Probably this did not make headline. World famous typeface designer Hermann Zapf passed away on 4th June 2015. Zapfino The beautiful and famous calligraphic typeface Zapfino was created by Hermann (for Linotype) in 1998. The font was based on Zapf'... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Jun 2015 11:52 PM | read this entry

April 25, 2015

Anzac Hail Storm

Anzac Day today. Following the tradition of last few years, I had the annual lunch. Today in Sheraton on the park. The buffet was nice. However, after returning home, it was a disaster. Hail outside. And the video clip:... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Apr 2015 9:14 PM | read this entry

March 24, 2015

Netflix is finally here in Australia

Netflix is finally available in Australia, after years of waiting. (That is years behind our Don's advanced United States of America.) Nexflix Australia will charge fans from just $8.99 (AUD) per month, making it the cheapest TV streaming services... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Mar 2015 8:44 AM | read this entry

January 23, 2015

forecast: 50°C in Australia today

Forecast: it will be 50°C (122°F) today in parts of Australia. The news headline says it all: News source: It’ll reach 50 degrees in parts of Western Australia today, so maybe stick a wet towel on your head while you... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Jan 2015 1:29 PM | read this entry

January 14, 2015

Mozztralia Day: 26 January 2015

According to scientific calculation, this year, the Australia Day (26 January) will be the mosquito day. On 26 January, many locations in eastern Australia will experience king tides, and those king tides bill create perfect conditions for breeding billions of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Jan 2015 2:33 PM | read this entry

January 12, 2015

today's pure evil kids

Today's kids are not just over protected, they are also pure evil. This news Three fourth grade students caught planning to kill their teacher with hand sanitiser (News.com.au 12 Jan 2015) says it all. Three nine-year-old students have been caught... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Jan 2015 1:19 PM | read this entry

December 11, 2014

Christmas comes early this year!

What a joyful news! Christmas comes early this year, thanks to State Government. Government announced today that shops across Sydney can open 24 hours a day until Christmas. This is the first time retailers have been given permission to stay... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Dec 2014 5:25 PM | read this entry

November 7, 2014

donkey makes an arse of himself

Sometimes, donkey can make an arse of himself. One donkey somehow got stuck in a manhole. Don't worry, Remote Village Donkey Expresses are pretty smart. news source: Nilo the donkey makes an ass of himself by getting stuck in a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Nov 2014 10:01 PM | read this entry

October 2, 2014

amazing story of a guide cat

Not a dog, but a guide cat named Pudditat, guiding a blind dog named Tervel.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Oct 2014 4:16 PM | read this entry

September 22, 2014

flew 30 thousand km in 5 days for a gold club card

Amazing. A British guy named Adam Rowland took 12 flights in 5 days (29,739 km) just to earn a British Airways executive gold card. He did not have any travel plan (apart from to earn the gold card). He flew... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Sep 2014 11:48 AM | read this entry

August 22, 2014

Channel 7 should've sued AFP

So after six month, The Australian federal police has finally apologised to Channel 7. Channel 7's boss accept the apology. Federal police apologise for raid on Channel 7 over Schapelle Corby (The Guardian, 22 August 2014) If I were Seven's... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Aug 2014 10:09 PM | read this entry

August 21, 2014

smelly Sydney? What do you expect?

If you drive around Sydney and find many parts of Sydney are smelly, this is why. According to Seven News, rubbish are NOT collected in following regions of Sydney. Due to the truck company taking off all rubbish collecting trucks... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Aug 2014 7:36 PM | read this entry

August 14, 2014

slow internet yesterday? blame 512

Yes, I experienced slow internet yesterday. According to this news report, this is a serious issue. As the internet expands, more and more data is being pinged through its pipes. The routers through which the data passed were designed years... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Aug 2014 1:25 PM | read this entry

July 18, 2014

MH17 shot down; US did the same

Today's big news Malaysia Airlines MH17 was shot down over Ukraine. On 3 July 1988, an Iran Air Flight 655 (civilian passenger flight) from Tehran to Dubai was shot down by the US Navy missile cruiser - USS Vincennes. The... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Jul 2014 7:03 PM | read this entry

July 12, 2014

extremists

According to a news article, when Jurassic Park was popular, film director Steven Spielberg posted a photo of him in front of a movie prop - a fake Triceratops. Some people (animal loving extremists) rushed to jump into conclusion without... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Jul 2014 11:43 AM | read this entry

June 27, 2014

don't be cheap

Unfortunately, many people were lured by cheap and low quality power chargers. Some products you can get away with cheaper options, but for power chargers, you shouldn't. This news article tells you way: https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/24334804/ I have a number of Apple... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Jun 2014 9:57 PM | read this entry

June 25, 2014

Autopsy coming tomorrow

Channel 7's new Autopsy series are coming tomorrow. Starting with Autopsy: Michael Jackson. Focusing on the singer’s “tragic, final days”, Autopsy: Michael Jackson will examine such icky, not-at-all-relevant questions as: “Was Michael’s hair really his own?” “What’s the real reason... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Jun 2014 1:22 PM | read this entry

June 13, 2014

Happy Friday the thirteenth

This is not really "Friday the thirteenth", but the sun is apparently not very steady recently. There are two massive solar flares currently occurring at the sun. The flares can create "coronal mass ejection" whatever that is. This happened... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Jun 2014 3:38 PM | read this entry

June 12, 2014

Poppy, 1990 - 2014

A sad news to report. Poppy, whom recently received a Guinness world record for being the Oldest Cat Currently Living, has passed away at age of 24. That is equivalent to 114 in human years. Poppy was born in February... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Jun 2014 10:08 AM | read this entry

May 27, 2014

a goat and a burro (donkey)

What a sweet story between a goat named Mr G and a burro (donkey) named Jellybean. For 10 years, Mr G (goat) lived with Jellybean (burro). But the owner couldn't care herself (and dozens of other animals). Animal Place offered... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 May 2014 9:19 AM | read this entry

May 24, 2014

food photography is not as easy as it seems

Noticed this news article about McDonald's truth behind menu on news.com.au today. I am not crazy about McDonald's food, but I agree with following part. I believe this image.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 May 2014 9:59 PM | read this entry

May 22, 2014

kids are evil. deserve severe punishment

Kids these days are pure evil. They should be named, shamed, and severely punished, not our Don's American style - over protecting evil juvenile criminals. Can you believe school kids as young as 9 put rat poison in teacher's drinking... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 May 2014 9:40 AM | read this entry

May 13, 2014

whinging without sounding excuses

Unfortunately, there are many people enjoy whining without points. Personally, I know a few matured people having such shameful behaviour. I do complain, but when I complain, I always complain with valid points. (The other people liking my points or... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 May 2014 12:36 PM | read this entry

April 30, 2014

Ian Ross 1940 - 2014

Sad news today. TV legend Ian 'Roscoe' Ross has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Ian Ross spent 38 years with Channel Nine, then 6 years with Channel Seven for Seven's flagship Seven News at 6. During his... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Apr 2014 6:40 PM | read this entry

April 20, 2014

Government rewards riots with free luxary resorts

For some unknown reason, there are asylum seekers coming to Australia almost each week. They should, instead of coming to Australia, heading to our Don's powerful and advanced United States of America where people are people are polite, friendly and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Apr 2014 10:42 AM | read this entry

March 21, 2014

American's view of the world

I've mentioned in the past, most Americans think the world is just the countries USA and Canada. When they mention the word "international," it means USA + Canada, plus European countries, and occasionally also including Japan. This news report says... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Mar 2014 5:17 PM | read this entry

March 7, 2014

Bitcoin, Bitcoin

Recently, there are a number of reports about Bitcoins. In short, Bitcoin is an electronic payment system based on cryptographic proof (encryption), instead of trust (on authorities). In other words, as long as both parties accept Bitcoin, they can transact... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Mar 2014 9:57 AM | read this entry

February 27, 2014

a bedding store

Thanks to news report and thanks to Mr Soumen Dutta. We now know what what Australians think of colour skinned people. Or behind their backs, at least. The victim Mr Soumen Dutta, came to Australia in 2007 from India, went... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Feb 2014 2:28 PM | read this entry

February 21, 2014

don't open the door with a Wii controller

There are many things you can't do in our Don's powerful and advanced United States of America. As we all know that seemingly ridiculous lawsuits can lead you to the court as simple as throwing a snowball. The latest no-no... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Feb 2014 5:42 PM | read this entry

February 16, 2014

big Pickles from beautiful Boston

Big news from our Don's beautiful Boston... a couple in our Don's beautiful Boston recently adopted Pickles the cat - a 10kg and around 1 metre long cat. News reported by Channel 7's Weekend Sunrise yesterday morning. For more detail... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Feb 2014 9:04 AM | read this entry

December 30, 2013

the year that was 2013

Here's the review of 2013: (Click the screen shot above to watch the video clip) This was what happened this year: Australia has 3 Prime Ministers for 2013. We started the year with Julia Gillard as the Prime Minister, then... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Dec 2013 9:16 PM | read this entry

December 18, 2013

Harold Camping dies

Knowing Rev Dr Wu Yi well, I am sure that he was completely uninterested in and untouched by the recent pass of Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela was black and he fought equality and basic human rights for those dark-skinned. Rev... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Dec 2013 8:32 PM | read this entry

December 14, 2013

let it snow, in Cairo

It's the season of snow as the beautiful snow song is playing around the world, especially in Don's beautiful Boston and picturesque Quincy. The surprise news... even Cairo Egypt received beautiful snow, and playing snow flights. Snow in Cairo... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Dec 2013 9:27 PM | read this entry

November 23, 2013

another case, another black guy wrongly jailed

The country of freedom is making another news headline again. My observation that Don's advanced United States of America is not really a nice justice place for darker skinned people is once again proved. Today's news: a black Brooklyn man... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Nov 2013 3:18 PM | read this entry

November 22, 2013

US black boy jailed for 3 yr without conviction

The country that is proud of its justice and its freedom - Don's advanced United States of America - has once again proved to the world that the justice and freedom is only to those white Americans. Not long after... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Nov 2013 8:33 AM | read this entry

November 19, 2013

back to the 19th century

Rev. Dr. Wu Yi might be interested in this article: a modern day 33-year-old Seattle girl is obsessed with everything (good) old fashioned, or the Victoria era. She wears the body-tying breathing-difficult corset and enjoys it. She even winds mechanical... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Nov 2013 12:40 PM | read this entry

October 29, 2013

where do you park your horse these days?

Outside a Brisbane tavern, you might be lucky to see a horse parked outside in its carpark. The horse and its rider are regular visitors, according to the report. Back in the Remote Village, donkeys are more popular than horses.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Oct 2013 6:11 AM | read this entry

September 22, 2013

best way to punish your naughty teenage daughter

I simply love this mother's action. Today's young kids (including our our Don, especially those white kids), they were given way too much. They enjoy endless of rights and privileges without any responsibilities. To punish teenage daughters who lied to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Sep 2013 3:37 PM | read this entry

August 23, 2013

Michael Scofield is out

Wentworth Miller, the actor who played Michael Scofield in TV show Prison Break is out. That, I am surprised. He came out of the closet to take a stand against Russia's recent homophobic legislation. Wentworth Miller's mother is of Russian... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Aug 2013 2:02 PM | read this entry

August 16, 2013

Witches saved by an Elf

I love this news headline: As reported by Sunrise this morning, it said Witches in Northern Territory were saved by an Elf. The Elf is Territory Attorney-General John Elferink. Apparently, there was a British law from 1735 which makes witchcraft... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Aug 2013 6:24 PM | read this entry

August 2, 2013

US Govt demand master encryption keys

Just about two months ago, our Don's powerful and advanced US Government admitted wiretapping non-Americans. (Something called Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.) The excuse provided by Obama Government is to protect Americans. To Americans, the excuse (or the end) probably justifies... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Aug 2013 6:04 AM | read this entry

July 25, 2013

meet the zonkey (=donkey + zebra)

According to this news article, when a female donkey felt in love with a male zebra, the offspring is very interesting. BTW, a mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse; and a hinny is... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Jul 2013 9:34 PM | read this entry

July 20, 2013

a US City files bankruptcy?

It's unbelievable to many of us. A City of our Don's United States of America filed for a bankruptcy. Detroit, the most populous city in Michigan filed for chapter 9 bankruptcy. How could a government body file a bankruptcy that's... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Jul 2013 11:11 PM | read this entry

July 19, 2013

if Trayvon Martin was white

This unarmed 17-year-old black boy would've still be alive. He wouldn't had any issues walking to a convenience store and carried the items he paid for home. No one would've labelled him "of no good" on his way home... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Jul 2013 8:33 AM | read this entry

July 15, 2013

you can shoot dead a black kid, as long as you are white

A relieving news to many white Americans, and a very disappointing news to those colours (non-white) Americans. The verdict of the shooting of black Trayvon Martin is out. The white shooter is NOT guilty. Simply, “[the black boy] looks... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Jul 2013 8:59 AM | read this entry

July 14, 2013

US Govt Agent is racist against Asians

Straight out from the mouth of our Don's US Government agent - National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and this could be a great laugh for those arrogant white native English speakers. NTSB released following fictional names media outlet as the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Jul 2013 8:01 AM | read this entry

July 5, 2013

a marriage gives you a son older than you.

According to this report, an Indian guy aged 22 married a New Zealand woman aged 59. It was said that the couple started relationship with text messages. There are some interesting bits: The woman has a 37-year-old son, that makes... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Jul 2013 3:40 PM | read this entry

July 1, 2013

good to see some blue sky

According to news, last month (June), it was the wettest month for Sydney in 6 years. The damage, a 100-year-old Moreton Bay fig tree came down on a busy corner of Elizabeth and William street (in Hyde Park). The... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Jul 2013 1:06 PM | read this entry

June 29, 2013

it could be a good thing if you don't understand English

Well, we all know that Asian's English is subject of fun for those arrogant white native English speakers. Arrogant white native English speakers have been enjoying calling Asian's English with insulting terms such as "Engrish" or "Chigrish". To Rev. Dr.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Jun 2013 9:42 AM | read this entry

June 26, 2013

we have a new Prime Minister!

Honourable Kevin Rudd is our Prime Minister again. A time to celebrate! Kevin Rudd is our Prime Minister (until August at least) after Julia Gillard took his position 3 years ago.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Jun 2013 8:07 PM | read this entry

June 16, 2013

car on fire

Latest breaking news: a car was singed on Parramatta Road, not far away from my place. There was a thick smoke not far from my place, and the traffic was stopped and Police were there to evacuate people away from... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Jun 2013 3:05 PM | read this entry

June 13, 2013

two faced kitten

We all know that two is better than one. Back in 2008, there was a two-faced kitten born in Perth, unfortunately, that kitten did not survive. Don't be upset. Two-faced cat can survive. In 2011, I mentioned that a two-faced... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Jun 2013 10:05 PM | read this entry

May 24, 2013

it is safer to seat at back

According to study, it is safer to sit at the back of the flight. In other words, the less comfort seats has high chance of survival rate, shall the unlikely situation happen. This article - The plane truth about flying... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 May 2013 9:51 PM | read this entry

May 5, 2013

the one in charge of laws does not follow the laws himself.

Unlike our Don's beautiful Boston, picturesque Quincy where people are polite, friendly and orderly. Australia's top person in charge of laws (Attorney-General) Mark Dreyfus himself refuses to follow one of the simple Australian Civil Aviation Act - switch off his... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 May 2013 10:35 AM | read this entry

May 4, 2013

Michael Jackson 'fooled everyone'

Michael Jackson died suddenly in late June 2009. In December 2011, Michael Jackson's doctor Dr Conrad Murray was found guilty, and sentenced for four years. The trial has not ended. Recently, Jackson's mother is suing AEG Live for negligence on... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 May 2013 10:59 PM | read this entry

May 1, 2013

this man spent all his life savings on a carnival game

According to this news article (also this article), a 30-year-old man named Henry Gribbohm (from New Hampshire) lost all his life savings (of US$2,600) on a carnival game called Tubs of Fun which is a seemingly easy but tricky game... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 May 2013 10:51 AM | read this entry

April 27, 2013

worse than Don's Boston

Without a doubt, Sydney is no where as safe as our Don's picturesque Quincy near beautiful Boston, known for people being polite, friendly and orderly. According to tonight's Seven News, this week in Sydney there were five murders and a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Apr 2013 10:26 PM | read this entry

April 16, 2013

two-headed pig survived in China

In the past, I mentioned some two-faced animals including cat, lamb. Our latest two-faced animal was born recently in China. This time, a cute little pig was born with two mouths. If this pig does survive, we can expect him... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Apr 2013 9:38 AM | read this entry

April 13, 2013

Americans demand the latest of the latest

We all know that our Don demands the latest technology. To my surprise, even American thieves do these days. According to this news report, two American thieves tried to rob a woman for her iPhone, but handed it back because... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Apr 2013 2:25 PM | read this entry

April 5, 2013

the catstody battle, custody I mean

Well, Rev. Dr. Wu Yi is away on holiday, however, I am sure he would be interested in this article on the court battle over a cat. The short version of the story: The Besirevic family lost a cat. Apparently,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Apr 2013 2:03 PM | read this entry

March 19, 2013

Captain Peacock dies at age 92

TV Star Frank Thornton who played Captain Stephen Peacock in Are You Being Served? for 13 years has died at age of 92. Thornton died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Barnes, London, on Saturday. Are You... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Mar 2013 5:13 PM | read this entry

March 16, 2013

the new pope and the end

So, our Don has a new Pope. And to our Don's disappointment, this new Pope is not a European. Anyhow, according to many great prophets, Pope Francis could be the last. And the first sign will soon be in our... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Mar 2013 9:12 AM | read this entry

March 13, 2013

a church for non-believers

In UK, not our Don's beautiful Boston and picturesque Quincy, there's a church for the non-believers. And that church is simply too popular, overflowing in our Don's geek lingo, or simply over-crowded with ‘worshippers’. And this atheist church, named The... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Mar 2013 8:00 AM | read this entry

February 15, 2013

suing the university for not performing well?

An American woman who did not perform well in her university decided to sue the university over her C+ grade and demanded $1.3 million in damages. Megan Thode's excuse was that she could have earned $1.3 million had she received... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Feb 2013 5:27 PM | read this entry

January 22, 2013

Lance books are non-fiction, still

Many of us may have seen above photo circulating around as it was being reported by media. Except it was only a joke made by a librarian Jack Dee. The results? Apart from some laugh, the staff at the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Jan 2013 8:02 AM | read this entry

January 17, 2013

make sure you entered the right town (suburb) and country on GPS

According to this news report, a Belgian woman drove for nearly 1500 kilometres through six countries before realising her car navigation system. The trip was only meant to be 61 km (if she did not make the wrong turn). It... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Jan 2013 9:14 AM | read this entry

January 13, 2013

there are ways to avoid surcharges, but may not worth it

According to this this news.com.au article, there are a few ways to avoid airline's additional surcharges. Without a doubt, those fee-free methods are obscure. If you want to save a few bucks on surcharges (usually booking fee surcharges or credit... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Jan 2013 12:43 PM | read this entry

January 8, 2013

take extra care (if you live in NSW)

Today is, according to statistics, the third hottest day in Sydney's history. According to weather forecast, the temperature will reach 43°C (that's 109.4°F in Don's American unit). On top of that, the dry humidity also make Sydney (and most parts... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Jan 2013 6:10 AM | read this entry

January 2, 2013

evil kids needs tough punishment

The result of following ridiculous child protection laws from Don's advanced United States, you get a 13-year-old boy who already received bail seven times, and still attacking a couple with a box-cutter causing horrific injuries on a young father and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Jan 2013 10:26 AM | read this entry

December 27, 2012

well done! the society needs more of those

We all know that Americans are good at complaining if any of their lengthy list of constitutional rights was slightly violated. Recently example, millions of Americans are not happy that their rights of owning firearm are so-called violated, millions of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Dec 2012 8:13 PM | read this entry

December 13, 2012

it's the Holy Tweet from Pope

Today is the start of the 12 Days to Christmas, and a shocking news from The Holy See. The Pope sends his first Tweet (a messaging that Don did not approve). And the worst part, the Pope used Don's most... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Dec 2012 8:27 AM | read this entry

December 7, 2012

don't be mean or you will be drinking bleach

According to this news report (also here), a college student in Michigan which is in Don's very advanced United States of America, put bleach in her roommate's ice tea after an argument. Unfortunately, not everybody is nice and polite like... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Dec 2012 9:24 AM | read this entry

November 12, 2012

unbelievably low

It's simply beyond my imaging. People are unbelievably low here. Nothing like the high class Bostonians who are honest, friendly, polite and orderly. Latest from news - people cheated on supermarket's self-checkout. In supermarkets, there are more and more self-checkouts.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Nov 2012 9:28 AM | read this entry

November 7, 2012

congratulations to Obama

Congratulations to Obama for four more years as the President of Don's powerful United States of America. For the record, Mitt Romney is from Don's beautiful Boston. Don did not vote for Obama last time (2008). On the other news,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Nov 2012 4:31 PM | read this entry

November 2, 2012

not very Boston

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, people are queuing up for petrol (or gas called in Don's advanced United States). Why do they need petrol/gas for? Mostly for their power generators. (I don't even have a power generator. Americans are... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Nov 2012 12:54 PM | read this entry

a few changes on the road, remember to buy Bluetooth device

Since yesterday, there are some changes to the Road Rules in NSW. The key change is the usage of mobile phone while driving. In short, only hands-free function of the mobile phone may be used while driving (including in a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Nov 2012 9:43 AM | read this entry

October 29, 2012

tsunami warning and why people should live in picturesque Quincy

Remember 2005's Hurricane Katrina? Back then, the American Government did not have much preventions for the "down south" hugely black populated Louisiana (especially the New Orleans). Since then, any not-so-severe nature disasters predicted to hit richer and whiter states of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Oct 2012 9:10 AM | read this entry

October 6, 2012

power is back!

After some two-hour blackout, the power is back! Thank you Ausgrid. During the blackout, Laurent and I decided to something... taking some photos. Since I use three Sony GN58 Flashes, there's no worry about the blackout. It was actually easier... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Oct 2012 9:09 PM | read this entry

October 3, 2012

don't like the weather? sue the bureau!

Without a doubt, everybody follows Don's American suing culture. The latest case is suing UK's weather forecast (Met Office), because the tourism industry wasn't happy with Met Office's medium-term forecasts. Anyone who did Applied Mathematics would know that weather forecast... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Oct 2012 9:44 PM | read this entry

September 9, 2012

Americans suing glass that breaks/cracks

It is well known that Don's fellow Americans enjoy suing each other. Perhaps it was a quick way to make a fortune. In December 2007, an American girl sued Mr Andrew Thistleton (from Sydney, was working in Colorado then) for... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Sep 2012 8:12 AM | read this entry

September 7, 2012

won't be approved by Don's America

When you have identical quadruplets you really have to do something. In China, even the parents can't tell their identical quadruplets apart. Perhaps it's the method next to ear tags, their hair were shaved to number for easy identifying which... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Sep 2012 7:50 PM | read this entry

August 31, 2012

you can make a living by playing games

According to this News.com.au report, please can make a living by playing games. It must be a perfect job that suits our good friend Don who lives in picturesque Quincy near beautiful Boston. Don has super-powerful computer with multiple high-resolution... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Aug 2012 2:30 PM | read this entry

July 24, 2012

Westfield Eastgardens collapsed, I wasn't there

I haven't been to Westfield Eastgardens for quite a while. It is one of my window shopping locations just not very close to me. Today's news, the carpark at Westfield Eastgardens collapsed. Superintendent Rick Parkes of Fire and Rescue NSW... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Jul 2012 9:44 PM | read this entry

July 4, 2012

ridiculous manslaughter charge

We all know that Australia is following Don's American style protection on protecting children. (No wonder every illegal arrival boats seeking asylum carry under age children.) Most laws (and court decisions) are unfairly siding towards kids, no matter how evil... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Jul 2012 10:44 PM | read this entry

June 26, 2012

soccer fan? remember to sleep

According to this news report, a soccer fan died at his home after going 11 nights without sleep as he watched every single soccer game. Well, such thing wouldn't have happened in Don's America simply any important games (of Americans'... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Jun 2012 12:07 PM | read this entry

June 17, 2012

24-hour library?

Why bother? According to this interesting report, the City of Sydney was thinking about setting up 24-hour library. Firstly, this is not Don's beautiful Boston and picturesque Quincy. People aren't as book-loving as Bostonians. Even Don mentioned that he used... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Jun 2012 1:41 PM | read this entry

June 6, 2012

flying cat!

Somewhere in Netherlands, there's a flying cat. A real cat with helicopter propellers. Okay, a taxidermied (dead) cat with a propeller in each paw. The Dutch artist loved his cat Orville, the cat was killed in a car accident.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Jun 2012 7:48 PM | read this entry

May 30, 2012

solution for crowded earth? get rid of the car

Without a doubt, this definitely would not have Don's approval. We all know that the population is set to rise, and the solution for a sustainable population is to get rid of cars, and have less kids and move into... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 May 2012 9:17 AM | read this entry

May 19, 2012

No extended shopping hours, very un-Boston

The New South Wales will not have the same convenience of Don's beautiful Boston and picturesque Quincy. Today's second news headline - the extended shopping hours is unlikely to pass. A purposed regulation change which would allow all shops to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 May 2012 8:38 PM | read this entry

May 5, 2012

the cat survives!

Someone put a car in a washing machine and turned it on? That person must be punished. The good part of the story, the poor cat, Tabitha, survived 1 hour and 45 minutes washing in the washing machine. Without a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 May 2012 8:32 AM | read this entry

April 18, 2012

becoming like Don's America

This is the caption from tonight's News. It was about a report that there are increased gun shots in Sydney, which, we are becoming like Don's America. I've been trying for years that everybody follows Don's America's footsteps. Don refused... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Apr 2012 10:06 PM | read this entry

February 21, 2012

real life revenge on the road

Cyclists have the equal rights on the roads, perhaps many car owners (especially certain BMW owner) refuse to accept so. This is a real life situation, and the video clip tells all. Obviously, such situation would not have happened in... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Feb 2012 12:57 PM | read this entry

January 20, 2012

old yellow Wiggle is back

This is the news for Rev. Dr. Wu Yi who is known to be a big Wiggles fan. The Wiggle HQ decided to bring back the original yellow Wiggle (Greg Page), so the current yellow Wiggle (Sam Moran) had to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Jan 2012 1:17 PM | read this entry

December 31, 2011

bye bye 2011

Well, 2011 did not start nice. Flooding and cyclone here in Australia, earthquakes in New Zealand, and the 4th largest earthquake (in record) occurred in Japan. Japan's power planets survived the earthquake, but did not make through the tsunami. In... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Dec 2011 12:54 PM | read this entry

December 9, 2011

word ‘cute’ is sexual harassment?

The word ‘cute’ is sexual harassment? It is according a primary school in Don's very political correct United States. A nine-year-old student Emanyea Lockett referred to his teacher “cute” was suspended, because the school said that was sexual harassment. And... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Dec 2011 8:24 AM | read this entry

November 30, 2011

4 years jail for Conrad Murray

Earlier this month, late singer Michael Jackson's doctor Dr Conrad Murray was found guilty. And the follow up news today: Dr Murray is sentenced for four years. The Judge calle this an horrific violation of trust while caring for... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Nov 2011 9:24 AM | read this entry

November 13, 2011

The Week It Was 13th November 2011

Weekend Sunrise relaunched today, it was meant to be yesterday (Saturday), however, due to technical errors, no Weekend Sunrise yesterday. Today's Weekend Sunrise was packed, perhaps with many of yesterday's contents. The exciting news was... The Week It Was is... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Nov 2011 2:56 PM | read this entry

November 9, 2011

it was a happy ending

Yesterday's big news. Two years since the sudden death of king of pop Michael Jackson, the verdict is out: Dr Conrad Murray is guilty of giving Michael Jackson lethal dose of drugs. All juries agreed on the verdict. I still... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Nov 2011 8:05 AM | read this entry

November 7, 2011

from victim of police sting to admitted drug user, and $300,000 richer!?

If you have been following news in Australia, the news of a 14-year-old Newcastle school boy (believed to be Lewis Mason) being arrested in Bali shouldn't have escaped for the last month. On 4th October, that boy was caught... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Nov 2011 8:17 AM | read this entry

November 6, 2011

The Week It Was 6 November 2011

Weekend Sunrise relaunched today, it was meant to be yesterday (Saturday), however, due to technical errors, no Weekend Sunrise yesterday. Today's Weekend Sunrise was packed, perhaps with many of yesterday's contents. The exciting news was... The Week It Was is... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Nov 2011 7:38 PM | read this entry

The Week It Was 6 November 2011

Weekend Sunrise relaunched today, it was meant to be yesterday (Saturday), however, due to technical errors, no Weekend Sunrise yesterday. Today's Weekend Sunrise was packed, perhaps with many of yesterday's contents. The exciting news was... The Week It Was is... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Nov 2011 7:38 PM | read this entry

November 2, 2011

interesting survey result

Not long ago, people used the internet to find the cheapest deal then go to the particular store for the best deal. Then, the evolution changed: shoppers go to the stores to look and feel the products, then shop online.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Nov 2011 9:03 AM | read this entry

October 26, 2011

let Sydney be more like beautiful Boston

Well, not yet, but there's a plan Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore is considering making Sydney a city that does not sleep, like in beautiful Boston, according to The Telegraph. Data from City of Sydney shows that the late-night economy... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Oct 2011 11:37 PM | read this entry

October 18, 2011

the end is nigh... again (doomsday)

Remember this? It was about 5 months ago. Apparently, this Harold Camping preacher is chasing his third time lucky (or prediction rather). This time, the new doomsday is this Friday, 21st October. If I remember correctly, it was real in... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Oct 2011 9:32 AM | read this entry

October 3, 2011

a Massachusetts two-faced cat celebrates 12th birthday

Remember this two-faced kitten was born in Perth 3 years ago? Unfortunately, that poor little kitten did not last long. Here's an exciting story from Don's great Massachusetts, the state of Don's beautiful Boston and Don's picturesque Quincy. A... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Oct 2011 9:29 AM | read this entry

September 27, 2011

the trial starts

The trial we've been waiting for - trial of Dr Conrad Murray - starts finally. Michael Jackson died in 2009 from acute Propofol intoxication and his personal doctor Conrad Murray has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Michael's two elder children... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Sep 2011 8:41 PM | read this entry

September 22, 2011

you can't teach an old dog, but you can train a pig!

Today's best news from Seven News. We all know that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but you can actually a pig. Here's the video: Download video as MP4 (H.264), WebM or Ogg var v = document.getElementById("movie1"); v.onclick... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Sep 2011 9:04 PM | read this entry

September 21, 2011

the cost of killing someone? just $500 fine.

Okay, there's a catch, and I will mention that shortly. In an unbelievable unjust and seemingly unethical court decision, a drug user who mowed down a man to death on her 4WD only received a small fine of $500 (and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Sep 2011 10:02 AM | read this entry

September 16, 2011

amazing Willow

According to The New York Times, a cat named Willow was lost from her home in Colorado five years ago. She was found in New York, thanks to microchip confirming her identity. Five years ago, the Squires family (Willow's... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Sep 2011 2:11 PM | read this entry

August 16, 2011

why you should drink coffee

The research shows that drinking moderate coffee can help reducing skin cancers. Coffee has been shown to reduce the risk of skin cancer by helping kill off damaged cells that could otherwise turn into tumours, researchers say. Moderate caffeine drinking,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Aug 2011 9:28 AM | read this entry

July 10, 2011

no more best known tabloid; beauitul Boston's super-spectacular fireworks

The world's best best known scandal-revealing tabloids is shutting its door down after 168 years in print. The News of the World has been a number of first hand reporting for all the scandals, adulteries, ... (etc) we all... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Jul 2011 4:39 PM | read this entry

July 8, 2011

nice fine

We all learnt to read the advertisement these days. Not just the headlines or intended messages, but to figure out the tricks or important messages that intentionally hidden. And the fine prints of course. In yesterday's exciting news, it is... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Jul 2011 10:32 AM | read this entry

June 17, 2011

a welcome news for average households

Most households were annoyed by the endless amounts of telemarketing calls as well as telephone scams. To most of us being annoyed by those telephone calls, this news should be very welcome. A telemarketer has been fined $120,000 for knowingly... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Jun 2011 9:35 AM | read this entry

June 12, 2011

let it snow more!

Well, unlike those lucky guys who live in beautiful Boston with lots of snow for a great part of the year, snow here is a very precious thing, and people smile when they talk about it. In a very un-Don... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Jun 2011 8:18 PM | read this entry

May 18, 2011

lucky American teens

We all know that Americans are born luckier than many other nations, they were born with a huge list of "American rights", not just making their Americans' freedom of speech, as well as allowing them to make a fortune from... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 May 2011 10:04 PM | read this entry

April 27, 2011

real life Prison Break

Remember Michael Scofield in Prison Break? He got himself into Fox River State Penitentiary to get his framed brother (Lincoln Burrows) out in season one, then they were on the run. Then in season three Michael was sent into Sona... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Apr 2011 7:57 AM | read this entry

April 11, 2011

to save $20b, you spend $31.3b extra

Well, unlike Don, Antony can't do the math. The Australian Government revealed that the change of it's $4.7b program to currently $36b is to avoid $20b payout in compensation to Telstra. My non-American educated math told me that just pay... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Apr 2011 9:37 PM | read this entry

March 27, 2011

new premier uses iPad!

To many people in Australia (and 24 other countries), yesterday (26th March) was the energy recovery date. People recover from the long queuing or even camping outside Apple Stores and authorised Apple resellers for the iPad 2. Here in NSW,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Mar 2011 10:59 PM | read this entry

March 25, 2011

some people are waiting for iPad 2

We know that this is like the once (or twice) a year "here we camp/queue again thing - the queuing or camping outside Apple Store thing. This time, there are some die hard Apple fans who decide to wait for... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Mar 2011 4:07 AM | read this entry

March 24, 2011

Dame Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79

Sad news last night. Screen legend and late Michael Jackson's close friend Dame Elizabeth Taylor dies last night at age 79. According to reports, She died of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Mar 2011 7:43 AM | read this entry

March 21, 2011

bugger, price hikes

Well, you can't expect much since Australia is not beautiful Boston with cheap (or very reasonable) living cost. Due to lack of super efficient and super-low pollution (*) nuclear power planets, the power (electricity) is Australia is ridiculous high compared... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Mar 2011 8:17 PM | read this entry

March 18, 2011

refusing Americans to use loo?

How dare someone refuses an American to access to a restroom? Here's the story, a America was refused access to a toilet in an Alice Springs restaurant while on holiday. When the American asked a barman where the restroom is,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Mar 2011 4:20 PM | read this entry

March 2, 2011

bugger! I missed out free money

Yesterday's headline in Australia: Commonwealth Bank's ATM machine is giving free money. I only learned of that during evening news, which they have fixed the ATMs. According to the reports, people with Commonwealth Bank ATM card of Debit MasterCard... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Mar 2011 8:40 PM | read this entry

January 25, 2011

no BBQ for Australia Day, banned by Police

Tomorrow is Australia Day, and it is a tradition that (white) Australians celebrate Australia Day in this sunburn country. However, an "unAustralian" Police officer is banning law-abiding tax paying residents' rights to have BBQs on Australia Day. The excuses: hot... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Jan 2011 6:14 PM | read this entry

January 19, 2011

poo everywhere, this is Australia's dirty secret

Unlike beautiful Boston and picturesque Quincy, there are human excrements everywhere in Darwin's streets. A shopping centre manager has to use fire house three times a day to wash the poo away from public areas. And once those excrements got... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Jan 2011 9:43 AM | read this entry

December 31, 2010

the year that was 2010

Here's the review of 2010: (Click the screen shot above to watch the video clip) Sorry, it is a bit long, and not the news Don cares. Well, to keep Don happy, there's Don-interested news: Microsoft began the year with... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Dec 2010 10:21 AM | read this entry

December 29, 2010

no wonder Don hates snow

No wonder Don hates beautiful snow so much. (Click the screen shot above to watch the video clip) What else shall I need to say? Snow is beautiful.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Dec 2010 9:03 AM | read this entry

December 28, 2010

want to build a supercomputer? Just 1760 PS3s

Sorry, this is not the news Don likes. Why? 1) It is not Don's much preferred Xbox 360, 2) It is the Sony console Don hates very much. Anyhow, here's the news: US Air Force's Defence Department's largest interactive... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Dec 2010 4:13 PM | read this entry

December 18, 2010

how do you get more people to use the public transport?

NSW Government has a new idea on encourage people to use public transport instead of driving to city. How? Provide free Wi-Fi connection on the bus. (Making it more like Don's beautiful Boston where free Wi-Fi is easily available... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Dec 2010 9:39 AM | read this entry

November 10, 2010

Australian police's bully tactic

After watching that interview on yesterday's Sunrise, I can't help myself not to mention about this. When police saw a teenager not wearing a helmet, instead of issuing a warning or a fine, the police forced the teenager to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Nov 2010 10:27 AM | read this entry

September 25, 2010

got unfairly attacked by an off-duty Police Officer?

The good thing is, the law is still fair. According to The Daily Telegraph, a police officer has been charged with assault after he allegedly capsicum-sprayed a man while off-duty on the NSW Central Coast. It was said that the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Sep 2010 11:11 PM | read this entry

September 13, 2010

entering correct information to Xbox Live, your account gets suspended!

This news is from Boston.com. Don's much preferred Microsoft has been banning Xbox Live subscriber Josh Moore who provided a truthful information, all because the place the Xbox Live user lives is called Fort Gay (a real town name) West... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Sep 2010 10:09 PM | read this entry

September 7, 2010

finally Australia has a new government

Finally, Australia has a new government since the election 17 days ago. Labor is the government, but just. For Don's information, Tony Abbott (Coalition) won the primary vote, the two-party preferred vote, and the seat count, but not the prime... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Sep 2010 10:17 PM | read this entry

August 2, 2010

let it snow! let it snow! let it snow!

Today's news. According to Seven News tonight, in NSW (New South Wales) snowing areas (mainly Thredbo), people are excited with 0.5 metre of beautiful powder. Even parts of Blue Mountains have some snows too. Of course, this tiny bit... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Aug 2010 11:08 PM | read this entry

July 26, 2010

You can't embarrass an overweight customer, so you kick out a regular weight one

Amazing news from the advanced United States of America where Don lives. Southwest Airlines last week kicked out a full fare paying normal weight lady (49 kg), so they could give an obese teen (14 years old) extra seat. The... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Jul 2010 6:13 PM | read this entry

July 21, 2010

this is Sydney

Unlike beautiful Boston or picturesque Quincy, this is Sydney. (Click on above screenshot to watch the short video clip.) The rats might be cute in the movie Ratatouille (Rat-a-too-ee), they certainly not something people want to have.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jul 2010 12:12 PM | read this entry

July 17, 2010

want to be a good Samaritan?

It is a nature reaction to stop and help someone who is in trouble. Yesterday's Sunrise reported that a good Samaritan in Adelaide saw a (stolen) Ute hit a BMW, he thought they might need help so he rushed to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Jul 2010 6:55 PM | read this entry

July 10, 2010

Google Australia breached Australian laws, no punishments

Some real stories for our good friend Don in beautiful Boston. Google Australia has been found to breach Australian Privacy Act for its collecting of personal data with Street View service. Well, after all, Google is an America based company,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Jul 2010 3:07 PM | read this entry

June 1, 2010

government said iiNet welcome the filter , iiNet denied

Our good friend Don in beautiful Boston, picturesque Quincy has been following much closer than I do in Australia government's internet filtering. The news that caught my attention was this one: Senator Conroy said that his China-firewall style internet filtering... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Jun 2010 9:04 AM | read this entry

May 27, 2010

not looking good so far

Many Australians are impatiently waiting for the 28th of May. Don't believe me, check out this Whirlpool thread and this MacTalk thread. Well, it seems like the Apple Store Bondi is not ready yet today, according to news.com.au. And surprisingly,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 May 2010 2:26 PM | read this entry

March 31, 2010

Livin' la Vida Loca star is out finally

Okay, this is yesterday's news. I am not as fast as our good friend Don in terms of getting things latest. Ricky Martin, famous for his hit singles Livin' la Vida Loca and She Bangs (Okay, those for one... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Mar 2010 11:14 PM | read this entry

March 27, 2010

Human Achievement Hour tonight, turn your lights on!

As mentioned earlier, unlike many, I am not an extremist. I am sure there would be many people enjoy staying in the dark, being unsafe and unsecure tonight, I would suggest an alternative - Human Achievement Hour instead. Yes,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Mar 2010 6:30 PM | read this entry

March 24, 2010

it's all those non-white, non-Caucasian, non-English speakers' fault

According to Monash University population expert, the population from migrations have threatened the Australian heritage, sporting culture etc. Particularly those who does not speak English or their languages have no similarity to the English (i.e. those non-white, non-Caucasian immigrants). "Social... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Mar 2010 7:43 PM | read this entry

March 19, 2010

even toddlers choose friends on what brands they like

Somehow, I have a feeling that either Don won't like the finding of the research, or scrap the finding blatantly. The study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that children as young as three are judging their peers on the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Mar 2010 10:39 AM | read this entry

March 7, 2010

you can be arrest for playing offensive music in Australia

A TEEN has been arrested for listening to what police deem offensive rap music. In what could be a legal test case, 19-year-old Nathan Michael Wilkie faces a charge of offensive behaviour after police arrested him when he was listening... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Mar 2010 2:21 PM | read this entry

March 1, 2010

American President is Coming to Town

You better watch out, You better not visit city, Better stay home, I'm telling you why American President is coming to Sydney. Well, back in 2007, then US Vice President Dick Cheney visited Sydney, the city halted, Sydney Harbour Bridge... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Mar 2010 10:45 AM | read this entry

February 24, 2010

it takes 35 minutes for 3.5km ride on Sydney's bus

Unlike the public transport system in beautiful Boston, Sydney's public bus service is simply appalling. It takes 35 minutes to travel just 3.5km (which is 2.17 miles in American units). The Daily Telegraph has the report. The survey of more... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Feb 2010 9:37 AM | read this entry

February 21, 2010

you simply can't trust the government

There's the fact about New South Wales Government's credibility: 14 transport projects in 15 years scrapped. And the latest one (CBD Metro) was dumped today with another new project. One reporter asked, It's not that tough a decision at all.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Feb 2010 5:57 PM | read this entry

February 9, 2010

benefits of being a police officer?

Well, there are lots of benefits. It has been mentioned that Queensland Police were given the powers by the law-abiding tax payers, and use the powers against innocent law-abiding tax payers (reference). Because they involved with many people, they know... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Feb 2010 6:23 PM | read this entry

February 3, 2010

best people for trafficking drug? Queensland Police!

What do we know about Queensland Police? They are known to beat up innocent law abiding tax paying citizens, then covered up the evidences. They also have extreme view about some family time, saying that a parent swinging his kid... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Feb 2010 8:00 PM | read this entry

December 18, 2009

bloody bus strike

Well, you feel extra pain particularly when you don't have the car, and have a few big shoppings needed to be done. Sydney's traffic was a chaos today. All public buses are on strike. All major roads were filled... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Dec 2009 10:40 PM | read this entry

December 4, 2009

NSW has a new American premier

Although I don't talk about politics often. Today's news is of special interest to our American friend. NSW have a new Premier - Kristina Keneally. Our first female Premier. Premier Kristina Keneally has an unique American accent like Don,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Dec 2009 11:28 PM | read this entry

December 3, 2009

naming and shaming those evil underage

According to tonight's Today Tonight, Western Australia is about to make a very commendable and positive move - naming and shaming all children (underage) if they commit a crime, regardless of what crimes they commit. Don has been telling me... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Dec 2009 4:59 PM | read this entry

November 6, 2009

disgraceful parents

Well, without a doubt, almost anything involving a kid (or even worse, kids) would get the attention. An ordinary issue or accident would suddenly become a state-wide headline once a child is involved. Even if a school kid run... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Nov 2009 11:01 PM | read this entry

October 25, 2009

pouring rain

Initially, I planned to take part of today's Seven Bridges Walk. I registered it. However, the sky (or the god, to Catholics) said that I should stay at home. Not long after the breakfast on the bridge event, it... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Oct 2009 8:14 PM | read this entry

October 17, 2009

still not allowed

I've been trying very hard on telling Don that race is still a big issue (which he refuses to acknowledge that). Here's the latest news from United States of America: an interracial (black and white)'s marriage license was denied. AN... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Oct 2009 11:02 PM | read this entry

October 15, 2009

finally, contactless payment is coming to Australia

According to this news article, after an 18-month trial, the contactless payment will be available in Australia for transactions less than $100 (AUD). About 2,000 contactless terminals from Commonwealth Bank, 2,500 terminals from National Australia Bank and 350 units from... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Oct 2009 10:11 PM | read this entry

October 12, 2009

it costs $14,000 to die

Got ripped-off? Prepare to get R.I.P.ed -off. We all know that living cost is not cheap these days, but can you believe it costs quite a fair bit just to die? According to this news report, it costs more than... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Oct 2009 11:07 PM | read this entry

October 11, 2009

a sad news to Boyzone fans

Today's important entertainment news: Boyzone member Stephen Gately has died suddenly while on holiday in Spain. According to the news report, Gately went to sleep after a night out but failed to wake up. Stephen Gately publicly announced his... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Oct 2009 10:44 PM | read this entry

October 8, 2009

Woolworths' new logo look too Apple-ish?

Recently, Australia's supermarket giant Woolworths has gone through rebranding, this includes the change of logo. Somehow, Apple Inc. (the Apple Inc. Don hates) thinks that the new logo is too similar to Apple's logo. Apple has lodged a complaint... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Oct 2009 11:27 PM | read this entry

October 2, 2009

Michael Jackson was healthy

Today's important headline - Michael Jackson was healthy at time of his death, despite of some frail looking photos. According to this morning's Sunrise, his weight was in the normal range for his height, his heart was strong. There was... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Oct 2009 12:26 PM | read this entry

September 28, 2009

report says: Australian Police are racist

Aren't we already know that if you weren't born white, you would be likely be targeted by security guards, polices etc... The Australian reported that Police are racist targeting black youth (young Aborigines). A groundbreaking study by the Australian Institute... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Sep 2009 10:29 AM | read this entry

September 27, 2009

there were 12 Apostles

Now, only 7 Apostles remaining. According to this news report, another Apostle had fallen few days ago. The Twelve Apostles, although the name, now only have 7 remaining. Well, one day, all 12 Apostles will be gone. The Twelve Apostles... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Sep 2009 9:35 AM | read this entry

September 25, 2009

another red sky coming

The red sky day caused by dust storm on Wednesday is likely to repeat again according to Bureau of Meteorology. The interesting about dust storm is... it was not really an evidence of climate change, it happened before, but quite... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Sep 2009 8:55 PM | read this entry

September 23, 2009

red sky day

Not the beautiful sunset scenery photos you expect see in places like beautiful Boston, picturesque Quincy or historic Rochester. People in Sydney woke up in red sky this morning. (The sky is still reddish at time of writing) The... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Sep 2009 8:53 AM | read this entry

September 21, 2009

solution for not enough power

Apparently, the electricity companies can't generate enough electricity for NSW's growing population. So they have a plan to save the usage and punish the public at the same time: increase the price. According to Energy Australia, average household currently pays... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Sep 2009 10:28 AM | read this entry

September 12, 2009

trading hours

Today's sad news for those who love window shopping. The NSW Government has a new State laws to stop big shops forcing staff to work on public holidays such as Christmas, Easter and ANZAC Day. In the future, medium to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Sep 2009 10:03 PM | read this entry

September 6, 2009

the week it was, 6th September 2009

Two months after his death, the King of Pop Michael Jackson has finally been laid to rest at a private service. Victorian Government Minister Tim Holding has been found alive. NSW Health Minister Mr John Della Bosca (who is married)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Sep 2009 8:20 PM | read this entry

September 4, 2009

finally laid to rest

After 10 weeks since superstar Michael Jackson's death, the family finally agreed to let the King of Pop at rest at a private funeral at the Forest Lawn cemetery where also the final resting place for many celebrities. It... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Sep 2009 10:20 PM | read this entry

August 31, 2009

more 3G areas with Vodafone

An exciting news for Vodafone users, Vodafone's 3G coverage upgrade has been completed, according to Australian IT. Previously Vodafones network only reached 80 per cent of the population but the upgrade has extended coverage to Kununurra in WA, Port Douglas... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Aug 2009 9:24 PM | read this entry

August 30, 2009

the week it was, 30th August 2009

The legendary and long-time US Senator from Massachusetts Ted Kennedy passed away on Tuesday. He suffered a seizure last year. Ted Kennedy was born in beautiful Boston and had his public funeral today in beautiful Boston today before his final... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Aug 2009 6:26 PM | read this entry

August 26, 2009

just like American cops, racist NSW Polices targets non-white

Just the famous white American police, NSW Police bashes and insults Lebanese drivers. Evidenced by police's own video recording. A law abiding tax paying Lebanese driver Jamal Ejaidi stopped within 30 seconds of police pursuit, then the power abusive NSW... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Aug 2009 5:20 PM | read this entry

August 25, 2009

Michael Jackson had a tad too much Propofol

Today's news headline from this morning's Sunrise (on Channel 7) and tonight's ET (Entertainment Tonight on Channel Go!): Michael Jackson had lethal level of Propofol. Propofol is a surgical anesthetic used to put patients under for surgery in intense... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Aug 2009 7:14 PM | read this entry

August 23, 2009

the week it was, 23rd August 2009

Abdel Baset al-Megrahi has released from jail and returned to his homeland. He was convicted of his part in bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland back in 1988. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, but released on... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Aug 2009 10:54 PM | read this entry

August 16, 2009

the week it was, 16 August 2009

An aircraft crashed in Kokoda Trail, Indonesia, killed 13 people including 9 Australians. Rugby star Greg Inglis is sacked after the insulting incident. Britain faced the biggest jewelry heist. The robbers ran off with more than $77 million worth of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Aug 2009 9:04 PM | read this entry

August 9, 2009

the week it was, 9 August 2009

Sorry for no The Week It Was last Sunday, there was no The Week It Was on last Sunday's Weekend Sunrise. Police uncovered and arrested five suicide terrorists of Somali and Lebanese backgrounds on the past Tuesday morning. They planned... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Aug 2009 11:07 PM | read this entry

August 6, 2009

digital radio switches on

Digital radio switches on today. A move towards better sound quality and more information. To receive digital radio, you will need a new digital radio receiver, of course. It will set you back for at least $140. The good news... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Aug 2009 10:24 PM | read this entry

August 4, 2009

Jackson kids custody settled

According to this morning's Sunrise, the custody court case of Michael Jackson's kids were settled smoothly, the deal between Katherine Jackson and Debbie Rowe was signed off by the judge. Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson gets permanent custody of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Aug 2009 3:16 PM | read this entry

August 2, 2009

chook in court

Today's big news - a chicken named Mr Clucky was the centrepiece of the court battle in Miami. Authorities there want Mr Clucky out, but Mr Clucky is a celebrity rooster and Miami Beach tourist favorite. Mr Clucky's owner Mark... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Aug 2009 11:11 PM | read this entry

July 31, 2009

Katherine Jackson gains full permanent custody

Late superstar Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson gets permanent custody of late King of Pop's three children after agreeing a deal with the singer's ex-wife, US media reports said today. The agreement - which averts the possibility of an... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Jul 2009 12:51 PM | read this entry

July 26, 2009

the week it was, 26 July 2009

Sorry for no The Week It Was last Sunday, there was no The Week It Was on last Sunday's Weekend Sunrise. There was a bomb attack by terrorists in Indonesia, three Australians confirmed dead. America celebrated the 40th anniversary of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Jul 2009 10:27 PM | read this entry

July 12, 2009

the week it was, 12 July 2009

The world said goodbye the greatest entertainer that ever lived. Michael Jackson's memorial service was truly touching. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was pushing carbon capture and storage in a global economic forum in Italy. (Click the screen shot above... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Jul 2009 8:43 PM | read this entry

July 8, 2009

Long Live The King

Today, the world paused to remember the extraordinary life of Michael Jackson. It was a beautiful Memorial Service for Michael Jackson this morning. As expected, I stayed up all night, watching all the special programmes on Michael Jackson, as... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Jul 2009 5:42 PM | read this entry

July 7, 2009

get your tissue box and heater ready

Prepare your tissue box and heater ready for tonight's Michael Jackson coverage, starting at 11.15pm on Channel Nine (Nine's Late News), then at 11.45pm The Latest on Michael Jackson, then at 12.35am Michael Jackson: What Really Happened, and 1.30am:... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Jul 2009 10:51 AM | read this entry

July 5, 2009

the week it was, 5 July 2009

The news for this past week was without a doubt, Michael Jackson news. Michael Jackson's will and full dress rehearsal for his This Is It tour were released, the rehearsal took just 36 hours before Michael Jackson's sudden death.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Jul 2009 8:15 PM | read this entry

July 2, 2009

no Neverland public and private viewing

Today's news headline, Official Statement from Jackson Family: Contrary to previous news reports, the Jackson family is officially stating that there will be no public or private viewing at Neverland. Plans are underway regarding a public memorial for Michael Jackson,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Jul 2009 1:13 PM | read this entry

June 28, 2009

the week it was, 28 June 2009

We all know the headline of this past week - the sudden death of the King of Pop Michael Jackson on Friday morning (Sydney time). Michael Jackson was 50. Other news, continued from last Friday, opposition accused Prime Minister... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Jun 2009 7:58 PM | read this entry

June 26, 2009

a sad news: Michael Jackson has passed away

Breaking News A shocking news this morning, there are unofficial reports (unconfirmed) that King of Pop Michael Jackson has died at age of 50, presumably of cardiac arrest. There's no exact cause of the death. (at time of original... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Jun 2009 8:15 AM | read this entry

June 21, 2009

the week it was 21st June 2009

Prime Minister has ordered Federal Police to investigate the alleged "utegate" scandal. (Opposition Leader claimed to have emails sent from Mr Rudd's Office that to a treasury official suggesting Queensland car dealer John Grant should be given priority in a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jun 2009 11:16 PM | read this entry

June 16, 2009

how stupid you report police officer's sister a shoplifter; disgraceful Qld Police

Well, we all know the reputation of Queensland's Police Officers. They have no problem bashing innocent law abiding tax paying citizens with excessive forces, they also enjoyed raiding houses for fun. Obviously, Police Officers here do not have good reputations... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Jun 2009 3:19 PM | read this entry

June 14, 2009

the week it was 14th June 2009

Swine flu has been declared a global pandemic after the outbreak here in Australia. Hundreds of young Indian men have rallied in Sydney after a racial attack. One guy got beaten by three guys. Police has launched a crackdown on... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Jun 2009 10:16 PM | read this entry

June 7, 2009

the week it was 7th June 2009

Not on the video, the uncanny, unethical and unwarranted insult on those innocent individuals and their families from taxpayer funded ABC's disgraceful Chaser Team has finally made their first ever apology. The disgraceful Chaser Team made fun on terminally... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Jun 2009 9:01 PM | read this entry

May 31, 2009

the week it was 31 May 2009

Two more passengers from Pacific Dawn (cruise ship) have tested for swine flu after being allowed to disembark in Sydney. Opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull has been listed on BRW's rich list, the 182nd richest Australian, and the richest in Parliament.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 May 2009 8:38 PM | read this entry

May 24, 2009

the week it was 24 May 2009

Southern east Queensland hit the flood emergency. Then, northern New South Wales also hit by flood. A second case of swine flu has been diagnosed in Australia. An Australian woman has been returned from Thailand after being allegedly stealing a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 May 2009 9:52 PM | read this entry

May 21, 2009

white police bashing black, still

The famous arrest of Rosa Parks on her refusal to vacate her seat for the whites happened in Alabama in 1955. This recently released video shows the incident happened just last year. An unconscious black driver (Anthony Warren) who was... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 May 2009 10:05 PM | read this entry

May 17, 2009

the week it was 17th May 2009

Matthew Jones has been stood down by both Channel Nine (one of the Footy Show hosts) and the Melbourne Storm by his involvement in a group-sex scandal seven years ago. Treasurer Wayne Swan delivered bad news for the recession. Australian... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 May 2009 11:35 PM | read this entry

May 10, 2009

the week it was 10 May 2009

One Australian has confirmed the first person infected with swine flu, authorities are trying to locate the woman. She is now recovered and is no risk to anybody. Australia's unemployment number has fallen, but the future is still not looking... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 May 2009 6:25 PM | read this entry

May 7, 2009

more powers for overpowered NSW Police?

A bad news for NSW citizens, and actually also a bad news for all visitors to NSW. According to yesterday's news, New South Wales Police will have new powers on disperse groups people slurring their words or being rowdy.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 May 2009 10:04 PM | read this entry

May 3, 2009

the week it was 3rd May 2009

The officials are keeping a close eye on passengers arriving from America to reduce the spread of Swine Flu. The President Plane Air Force One from the White House decided to flew low over New York City without properly informing... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 May 2009 9:55 PM | read this entry

May 1, 2009

Vodafone's 3G coverage is getting better

This is a great news for all Vodafone users. My iPhone 3G is with Vodafone. From Gizmodo Australia: Vodafone's expansion of its 3G network goes live in five major regional areas today. The move brings their overall 3G coverage to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 May 2009 11:50 PM | read this entry

April 28, 2009

Four blackouts in four weeks, that's Sydney's electricity

Guess what? Four power outages in four weeks. With latest power outage this morning in Sydney CBD AGAIN. No where compares to quality supply as Boston's electricity. NSW Premier Nathan Rees promised it wouldn't happen again (after the first power... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Apr 2009 6:24 PM | read this entry

April 26, 2009

The Week It Was 26th April 2009

ANZAC Day (25th April) is not about glorifying war. It'ss about honouring ordinary Australians who were sent to do extraordinary things. The government has finally admitted that Australia is in recession. Unemployment will therefore rise further and as a result,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Apr 2009 11:20 PM | read this entry

April 23, 2009

Copyright does not protect facts or information, IceTV wins

Well, this law case started in late 2006, I briefly mentioned it in SillyDog701 Message Centre back then. IceTV, a small Australian company providing electronic TV programme guide (EPG) (I have to add, only free-to-air channels). In late 2006, Channel... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Apr 2009 3:37 PM | read this entry

April 21, 2009

no more 5 cents coins?

Australia may follow New Zealand on getting rid of 5 cents coins from circulation. In Australia, the 1c and 2c pieces were phased out in 1993 following New Zealand's lead. (New Zealand removed 1 and 2 cents coins from circulation... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Apr 2009 10:54 PM | read this entry

April 19, 2009

The Week It Was 19th April 2009

An illegal boat filled with asylum seekers came to Australia and the boat got on fire. They put petrol over their boat. The Government has changed the border protection laws last year. Thailand was in chaos due to demonstration. Qantas... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Apr 2009 3:06 PM | read this entry

April 15, 2009

000 does nothing but insults

Extremely unreliable and disgraceful triple-zero emergency service in Australia. (To Don: triple-zero is Australia's national emergency number, handles emergency calls to Police, Fire and Ambulance services.) There's the real story: a 17-year-old student David Iredale got lost in a mountain... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Apr 2009 11:36 PM | read this entry

April 13, 2009

Unbelievable! blackout in Sydney again!

Yesterday, the extremely unreliable power company gave Sydney residents another Easter gift - blackout during lunch time on Easter Sunday. THREE major blackouts within TWO weeks in Sydney CBD/inner Sydney areas. Sydney's electricity is, without a dobut (and just recently... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Apr 2009 6:52 PM | read this entry

April 12, 2009

The Week It Was 12th April 2009

Big earthquake hit 3.30am in Italy. Australia's official interests rate dropped to 3%, four big banks refused to pass on the interest rate cut. Nick D'arcy might quit the swimming. A new Star Trek movie is out. Happy Easter. Not... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Apr 2009 10:22 PM | read this entry

April 5, 2009

The Week It Was 5 April 2009

G20 was held in London, Gordon Brown said he wanted an agreement that injected confidence into the world's economics. Demonstrators protested outside the G20, as usual. Madonna will appeal the African count order banning her from adapting a second African... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Apr 2009 7:58 PM | read this entry

April 4, 2009

Sydney CBD blackout AGAIN

Just few days ago that I mentioned the power was cut in Sydney CBD. The electricity in Sydney CBD has once again blackout within the very same week. This clearly demonstrates extremely unreliable of power supply in Sydney. (Rev. Dr.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Apr 2009 12:36 PM | read this entry

April 3, 2009

bio-battery is 3 times more power than lithium battery

Here's an exciting news from the world's smartest people in Boston, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): A new bio-battery based from a virus (M13) is three times more powerful than today's lithium (Li) batteries in gadgets. The bio-battery could... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Apr 2009 9:53 PM | read this entry

March 29, 2009

the week it was, 29 March 2009

Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd had his first official meeting with US President Barack Obama. Barack Obama praised Kevin Rudd during the talk in White House. However he asks for more military forces. Nick D'Arcy has avoided jail sentence after... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Mar 2009 11:21 PM | read this entry

March 22, 2009

the week it was, 22 March 2009

Last Sunday, The Sunday Telegraph published raunchy photos claimed to be young Pauline Hanson. Hanson denied. Yesterday Queensland had an election, Pauline Hanson did not win the seat. The Sunday Telegraph finally apologised to Pauline Hanson today. Australia lost the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Mar 2009 12:53 PM | read this entry

March 15, 2009

people do camp for Jacko concert tickets

From this morning's Weekend Sunrise, Michael Jackson has announced that he's play 50 shows at London's O2 Arena starting in July. There were tents, sleeping bags everywhere just want to get a ticket. Michael Jackson's This Is It concert... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Mar 2009 11:30 PM | read this entry

the week it was, 15 March 2009

Queensland faced attack by Cyclone Hamish. A fishman was rescued. Rugby League start Brett Stewart has been charged with the sexual assault before the DNA test results were returned. And the DNA test results showed negative. Copying the US shooting... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Mar 2009 10:53 PM | read this entry

March 14, 2009

Google's new advertising move

Google, comparing to other major search engines, is without a doubt the preferred search engine of open-source extremists. Google also paid millions to open-source extremists' beloved Mozilla foundation. Here's the latest news regarding the world's biggest search engine company. Google... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Mar 2009 11:43 PM | read this entry

March 8, 2009

the week it was, 8 March 2009

Terrorists attacked Sri Lankan cricket bus Pakistan. The driver was shot dead. The Reserve Bank has decided not to change the interest rates. Prime Minister admitted that open economic like Australia can not escape the global impact of a global... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Mar 2009 10:19 PM | read this entry

March 6, 2009

King of Pop is back

Haven't had many good news recently, King of Pop Micheal Jackson made a comeback tour announcement at the O2 Arena in London where the concerts will be held. There's the news clip from this morning's Sunrise:... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Mar 2009 9:52 PM | read this entry

March 3, 2009

mobile phone and internet access are more important than having a partner

Here's an interesting survey from Germany. In the age group of 19 to 29, 97 percent said that they can't live without a mobile phone, and 83 per cent would let go their partner or a vehicle than forgo the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Mar 2009 1:44 PM | read this entry

March 1, 2009

the week it was, 1 March 2009

Pacific Brands, the mother company of the well known Bonds, Holeproof clothing brands decided to shift all workforce to China, resulting 1850 job losses. Sue Morphet (CEO of Pacific Brands) received a huge pay raise when she took the job,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Mar 2009 8:44 PM | read this entry

February 18, 2009

don't txt in the class

Don't sent text messages (SMS) in the classroom, or you will be arrested and charged. The bad thing about this, the bail was only $300. To many of today's rich kids, $300 doesn't mean much. Here's the story: Schoolgirl arrested... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Feb 2009 3:14 PM | read this entry

February 15, 2009

the week it was 15th Feb 2009

There was only one headline for the past week - Victoria's bushfires. Australia's worst-ever bushfire. (Well, unlike some lucky guys living in some beautiful cities, we don't have beautiful snow.) It is believed that many fires were deliberately lit. Here's... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Feb 2009 11:55 PM | read this entry

February 1, 2009

the week it was 1st Feb 2009

26th January is Australia Day, then followed by scorching hot days in Melbourne and Adelaide. Adelaide had 4 straight days of temperatures well above 40C (104F). Power grid could not cope the heat and high usage, Melbourne's public system melted... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Feb 2009 8:56 PM | read this entry

January 29, 2009

the troubled Starbucks

It seems like that Starbucks is still not doing very well due to global economy weakening. Last year Starbucks Coffee decided to shutdown 61 stores in Australia, leaving only 23 stores to remain open. Today's news said Starbucks is cutting... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Jan 2009 11:16 AM | read this entry

January 25, 2009

Obama is the new US President, the week it was, 25 Jan 09

Barack Obama is the new American President, and the first black American President. I am so excited that Obama finally becomes the American President. Other major news: People continue to lost their jobs around Australia. After one year of his... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Jan 2009 7:19 PM | read this entry

January 23, 2009

two legs more

She has two arms less than the girl with 8 limbs, a Zambian baby girl has 4 legs. (Or 4 feet to be more accurate.) When the baby was born, the doctor initially hid the girl from her 18-year-old mother... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Jan 2009 1:04 PM | read this entry

January 21, 2009

it's a very beautiful day

On behalf of all black people, I am excited to claim today a beautiful Obama day. America has a new president. It is not just the first African American President, but also the new hope for the US and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jan 2009 4:15 PM | read this entry

January 20, 2009

tomorrow's big news

Unless you have been completely disconnected from any media you should know tomorrow's big news, or, the only news - the inauguration of Barack Obama. The US President's inauguration is scheduled at 3.30am tomorrow morning (AEST time). Channel Nine will... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Jan 2009 6:17 PM | read this entry

January 18, 2009

the week it was, 18 January 2009

The Week It Was returns today. No big news for this week. The Airbus 320 stayed intact when it slammed into the water, all 155 passengers and crew were survived and rescued. The very unpopular US President George W. Bush... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Jan 2009 7:01 PM | read this entry

January 16, 2009

coffee is good for you

An exciting news from this morning's Sunrise: Good news for coffee lovers. It has been revealed that regular middle-aged drinkers can lower their chances of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers in Finland and Sweden believe people who drink three to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Jan 2009 3:37 PM | read this entry

December 28, 2008

2008's important headlines

Well, year 2008 is coming to the end. Lots of things happened this year. Just before we say goodbye to 2008, we shall take a look what happened this year. Two major products dominated the news headline around the world,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Dec 2008 9:16 PM | read this entry

December 23, 2008

Michael Jackson needs lung transplant???

Michael Jackson, one of best-selling recording artists of all time, recently turned 50, and in recent decades been dogged by scandal and speculation about his lifestyle, has some new rumours about him. US gossip magazine In Touch said that... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Dec 2008 5:47 PM | read this entry

December 14, 2008

the week it was, 14 December 2008

The Government gave cash out to many pensioners and families to boost the economy. An F/A-18 jet crashed into two homes in a residential area. An innocent US family was killed, the pilot ejected and landed safely. Dual-Commonwealth Games medallist... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Dec 2008 10:02 PM | read this entry

December 10, 2008

poor little cat

Rev. Dr. Wu Yi sent me this story. A poor cat's face was skinned by car's engine in Boston. The surgeons stitched the cat's face back. I hope the cat will recovery well.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Dec 2008 11:05 AM | read this entry

December 8, 2008

posting baby-swinging video is child pornography: Queensland Police

Today's news from The Sydney Morning Herald about a man re-posting (i.e. sharing) a non-nude, non-sexual oriented home video to a website is being arrested by Queensland Police. Not long ago, I mentioned a story from Channel 7's Today Tonight... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Dec 2008 2:54 PM | read this entry

December 7, 2008

the week it was, 7 December 2008

Many survivors returned home from Mumbai which was under attack by Islamic militants. The only captured terrorist said the group planned to kill 5000 people. The protest in Bangkok's main airports had a good ending, the protesters got what they... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Dec 2008 11:48 PM | read this entry

December 3, 2008

exciting follow up news against disgraceful police

Remember the disgraceful taxpayer funded Queensland police officer Constable Michael Anthony O'Sullivan was out of control, bashing innocient law-abiding citizen Suzanne Williams and her sons. The amazing part of the story is, they (Williams and her sons) were charged with... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Dec 2008 9:01 AM | read this entry

November 30, 2008

the week it was, 30 November 2008

Mumbai, India was under attack by Islamic militants against multiple targets. By Saturday, Mumbai was back to the control of India authority. State emergency surrounding Bangkok's main airports. About 8000 protesters took control on Tuesday night. Swimmer Nick D'Arcy has... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Nov 2008 6:05 PM | read this entry

November 26, 2008

a sad news

Here's a sad news to report. The two faces kitten born in Perth last Wednesday did not make it. The kitten died on 22nd after getting fluid in its lungs. inMyCommunity reports. The video clip about the two faces... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Nov 2008 4:54 PM | read this entry

November 23, 2008

the week it was 23 Nov 2008

South-east Queensland hit by hurricane-like storm. Two days after, the clean up was not fully completed, South-east Queensland was hit by another storm. Former AFL star Ben Cousins is free to resume his playing career, with conditions. The movie Australia... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Nov 2008 10:56 PM | read this entry

November 18, 2008

Mickey Mouse turns 80

Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse. Unlike today's high tech kids growing up in the modern computing edge, playing video games, communicating via text messages. I grew up without a mobile phone, and watched Disney's cartoons. And I know I am... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Nov 2008 2:20 PM | read this entry

November 16, 2008

the week it was 16 Nov 2008

Australia remembers those who fought during the World Wars and never returned. Islamic heroes, also known as terrorists to Australians, the three Bali bombers were finally executed. ) Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Nov 2008 8:37 PM | read this entry

November 9, 2008

a new hope for the US, the week it was 9 Nov 2008

There's a new hope for United States and the world. Barack Obama won the US Election to become the 44th US President, and the most noticeably, the first African American US President. America is a country that tells its children... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Nov 2008 1:26 PM | read this entry

November 4, 2008

Melbourne Cup Day news

Not about the next occupant of The White House, but I have some exciting news on this Melbourne Cup Day. Remember the poor little swine Bruce who made headlines a few weeks back? He caused some trouble to Caroline, and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Nov 2008 7:03 PM | read this entry

November 2, 2008

the week it was, 2 November 2008

Obama leads the poll in US Election, many white Americans aren't ready for a black president. Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in H.264 format. Why do I prefer H.264 video codec? See... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Nov 2008 5:57 PM | read this entry

October 31, 2008

today's news

Scorching hot in Sydney today, temperature reaching 35˚C, the hottest day in 18 months. (Last summer wasn't that hot in comparison.) The fan I bought on Tuesday turns out to be extremely useful. It certainly worth the money. Not a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Oct 2008 6:53 PM | read this entry

October 26, 2008

the week it was, 26 October 2008

An Australian backpacker who went missing in Croatia on 18th September. Her body returned to Australia. Two petrol stations competing with each other in Sydney's West, dropping the prices to under A$1 a litre. Here's the weekly The Week It... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Oct 2008 10:02 PM | read this entry

October 22, 2008

disgraceful Queensland Police

Monday's news on disgraceful Queensland Police. Just click the QuickTime screenshot below to watch the clip. What went wrong? It seems like the stupid and power abusing police raided a lawyer's home for no reason. The power-enjoying police officers simply... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Oct 2008 5:10 PM | read this entry

October 19, 2008

the week it was, 19 October 2008

Australia Government decided to spend the budget surplus (A$10.4 billion) to safeguard the Australian economy. Not to bail out the banks as in USA, but to give direct benefits to pensioners, low-income earners, first time home buyers. The stimulus package... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Oct 2008 9:07 PM | read this entry

October 12, 2008

the week it was, 12 October 2008

Normally I post a clip of The Week It Was each Sunday. However Weekend Sunrise wasn't on this morning due to Bathurst 1000 racing today. I will try to write one. Sydney heat up 37˚C on Monday, one of the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Oct 2008 8:14 PM | read this entry

October 5, 2008

the week it was, 5 October 2008

The world's share prices dropped as the anxiety over the fate of the US finance rescue bill. The bailout bill was passed. Three convicted Bali terrorists showed no fear on the death sentence, and doubt it would ever happen. Rob... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Oct 2008 8:36 PM | read this entry

October 4, 2008

daylight saving starts in many parts of Australia

Just a gentle reminder, the daylight saving starts earlier this year. People in New South Wales (NSW), ACT, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania will have one less hour of sleep tonight. The clock will move forward to 3am at... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Oct 2008 10:48 PM | read this entry

September 30, 2008

let there be solar power

The Vatican will enjoy energy from the God of Sun in about two weeks' time. 2,700 solar panels will be installed on top of the roof of the Paul VI auditorium. Those photovoltaic cells will generate enough electricity for... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Sep 2008 11:27 PM | read this entry

September 28, 2008

the week it was, 28 September 2008

A Finland school had a shooting rampage, killing 11 people. In order to restore the confidence on US Economy or to prevent a potential recession, US Congress is almost ready to spend $840 billion taxpayers' money for the bad debt.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Sep 2008 8:39 PM | read this entry

September 24, 2008

little piggy is saved

An update about Bruce the pushy pig who made the headline yesterday, he was granted clemency. I couldn't put it any better (to Don: Antony does not speak English.), there's from tonight's 7News: Rangers used bananas to entice Bruce... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Sep 2008 10:03 PM | read this entry

September 21, 2008

the week it was, 21 September 2008

If the America sneezes, the world catches a cold. US an investment bank Lehaman Brothers declared bankruptcy and Merrill Lynch was sold. US Government provided $85 billion rescue plan to save AIG. Mr. Malcolm Turnbull is the new opposition leader.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Sep 2008 8:33 PM | read this entry

September 14, 2008

the week it was, 14 September 2008

The regular weekly The Week It Was returns today. Blame Laurent for not able to post The Week It Was entry last week. Peter Costello decided not to take over the Liberal leadership. Hurricane Ike is heading Texas after Cuba.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Sep 2008 5:08 PM | read this entry

September 13, 2008

nothing beats the USA

After the resigning of Morris Iemma as NSW Premier (see previous entry). The new Premier Nathan Rees appointed Matt Brown as Minister for Police and Minister for the Illawarra on Monday (8 Sept 2008). He resigned 3 days later (11... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Sep 2008 5:31 PM | read this entry

September 6, 2008

head of disgrace resigns

Yesterday's big news: NSW Premier Morris Iemma resigned, or to describe the situation more accurately, Morris Iemma has been forced to resign as New South Wales Premier after sacking his colourful Treasurer Michael Costa. Remember the APEC Sydney lock down... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Sep 2008 6:21 PM | read this entry

August 31, 2008

the week it was, 31 August 2008

Weekend Sunrise is back this Sunday, so is The Week It Was. Australian Olympic Team returned home with Qantas Airline. US Senator Barack Obama accepted the party nomination to be the first African American US Presidential Candidate. Channel 7's All... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Aug 2008 8:38 PM | read this entry

August 10, 2008

the week it was, 10 August 2008

No video clip today. As a huge number of Channel 7's Sunrise and News team are in Beijing for covering Beijing Olympic Games. Qantas had another trouble on 7th August. Passengers were aborted (again) just before takeoff (due to loud... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Aug 2008 8:43 PM | read this entry

August 6, 2008

disgraceful NSW Police decision

I was shocked when I heard the headline news last night. An innocent man was locked up for two days because Police made a mistake and identity and Police also refused to verify victim's story/fact. (Left: CCTT footage released by... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Aug 2008 11:51 AM | read this entry

August 3, 2008

the week it was, 3 August 2008

Flying Kangaroo is in damage control. A Quantas 767 bound for Manila yesterday was forced to return to Sydney when hydraulic fluid started leaking from a critical steering unit shortly after take off. It's the third mid-air emergency involving the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Aug 2008 9:18 PM | read this entry

July 27, 2008

the week it was, 27 July 2008

A Qantas airline exploded in air while flying back from Hong Kong. ABC correspondent Peter Lloyd was arrested in Singapore on drug charges. US Presidential Candidate Barack Obama was welcomed in Europe. Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Jul 2008 10:34 PM | read this entry

July 26, 2008

Obama is popular in Europe

Perhaps many of you would not be surprised by this. US Presidential Candidate Barack Obama was extremely popular in Berlin. [Barack Obama] is as popular in Europe, as George Bush is unpopular. The reporter says. There's the clip. (Click the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Jul 2008 2:07 PM | read this entry

July 21, 2008

fines on annoying pilgrims is unconstitutional

A belated news, that is important to mention. I was in Melbourne last week to avoid Sydney's Would Youth Day lockdown. On Tuesday 15th July, World Youth Day Protesters have won the right to annoy pilgrims by successfully challenging... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jul 2008 5:37 PM | read this entry

July 20, 2008

the week it was, 20 July 2008

The news of the week? World Youth Day in Sydney. What else? Australia might have our first saint. Industries welcomed the plan of carbon trading in 2010. Electricity bills will rise by 16%. Angelina Jolie had a textbook caesarean. Here's... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Jul 2008 7:26 PM | read this entry

July 15, 2008

WYD = SYD lockdown

Some news on the World Youth Day. Sydney will be full of people, but not the regular people/visitors. Many of the Sydney's business are suffering due to city lock down. No parking, no buses... not many people will go... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Jul 2008 7:07 AM | read this entry

July 13, 2008

the week it was, 13 July 2008

The so called Jesus Phone (iPhone) released in 22 countries on 11th July, and I got one on the first day of sale. Nothing else is that important in my opinion. Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Jul 2008 10:22 PM | read this entry

July 9, 2008

Vodafone releases iPhone 3G pricing

Naturally, I'd prefer to stay with Vodafone for the iPhone 3G. Vodafone (Australia) finally released plans for iPhone 3G. Vodafone provided 8 new exclusive plans for iPhone 3G. According to Vodafone, those new plans provides heaps of credit to talk,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Jul 2008 9:40 AM | read this entry

July 8, 2008

the count down...

Today is 8th July 2008, one month to go until Beijing Olympic; one week to go until World Youth Day to be held in Sydney; and most importantly, 3 more sleeps until iPhone 3G released in Australia and many other... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Jul 2008 7:43 PM | read this entry

July 6, 2008

the week it was, 6 July 2008

Climate change is a diapolical policy problem. The notorious paedophile Denis Ferguson was surrounded by angry locals. Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Jul 2008 10:19 PM | read this entry

July 4, 2008

WYD to be worse than APEC

Remember this? During last year's APEC summit, (thanks to the visit of US President), NSW Police enjoyed the unprecedented untouchable power. NSW Police could do pretty much anything they want that they never enjoyed before. It will be worse... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Jul 2008 8:18 PM | read this entry

July 3, 2008

Optus released iPhone 3G prices

Optus has released the pricing for iPhone 3G following Telstra's surprise news few days back. Compared to Telstra, Optus is much more clear with the plans. Anyway, to get an iPhone 3G outright (no contract) with Optus, 8GB iPhone 3G... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Jul 2008 10:51 PM | read this entry

June 29, 2008

the week it was 29th June 2008

The former lawyer for Schapelle Corby has confessed that he faked the baggage-handler implementing drugs story. Surgeon Jayant Patel agreed to return to Australia to face trials. Jane McGrath lost her battle against breast cancer. Here's the weekly The Week... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Jun 2008 8:09 PM | read this entry

June 22, 2008

the week it was 22nd June 2008

Geoff Mills who saved two truck drivers from a flooded river in WA will be nominated for brave awards. All Saints and It Takes Two star Virginia Gay was attacked by two men on the weekend. Those two men later... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Jun 2008 11:21 PM | read this entry

June 21, 2008

iPhone 3G news update

Well, Thursday's Apple Store Sydney grand opening was a big news. What is the next? iPhone 3G to be released in Australia on 11th July. I received an email response from Vodafone regarding my pre-registering of iPhone 3G. Basically, it... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jun 2008 11:14 PM | read this entry

June 15, 2008

the week it was 15th June 2008

Brisbane-braced troops returned home from Iraq. Perth was hit by tornado. The Australian Olympic Committee announced that Nick D'Arcy's membership is terminated. Apple announced iPhone 3G and will be available in Australia on 11 July. Here's the weekly The Week... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Jun 2008 8:15 PM | read this entry

June 12, 2008

a real unicorn was born

Not a centaur, not Pegasus, not a minotaur, and not a sphinx, but a real unicorn was born in Italy which is not that far from Xena's hometown Amphipolis. It is not sure if this nature born unicorn would... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Jun 2008 11:10 AM | read this entry

June 10, 2008

it's confirmed: 5pm 19th June

According to yesterday's article on The Sydney Morning Herald, Apple's Australia store will open at 5pm on 19th June (Thursday). So naturally, I will be there on the opening day. The Sydney store will be the first Apple Store... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Jun 2008 11:01 AM | read this entry

June 8, 2008

the week it was 8th June 2008

Australian troops are coming home from Iraq. Northern Beaches faced one of the biggest king tides. Barack Obama became Democrat's nominee for US President. Hollywood's Universal Studios had a massive fire. Wisteria Lane set was safe. Here's the weekly The... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Jun 2008 11:22 PM | read this entry

June 1, 2008

the week it was 1st June 2008

Mercedes Corby, the sister of drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, won the defamation case against Channel 7's Today Tonight. Nick D'Arcy lost in the appear to go to Olympic Games. Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Jun 2008 8:10 PM | read this entry

May 27, 2008

Apple Store drop in soon to Sydney

According to The Sydney Morning Herald and ifoAppleStore reports, Apple will open its first Apple in Australia, also the first one in the southern hemisphere. The date is said to be on the 19th June, but is yet announced/confirmed... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 May 2008 8:09 AM | read this entry

May 25, 2008

the week it was 25th May 2008

New video captured the moment the earthquake devastated China. Art or child pornography? Full-frontal shots of apparently pubescent girls were on display in an art gallery. Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 May 2008 8:38 PM | read this entry

cheaper to shop on Fridays

Most people in Australia know that petrol (to Don: it is gasoline) is cheaper on Tuesdays. According to a study by The Bailey Group, shopping groceries on Fridays can save up to 20%. Friday is when all the specials for... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 May 2008 1:25 PM | read this entry

May 23, 2008

donkey is free after 3 days jail time.

Well done the justice in Mexico! A donkey is now free after serving three days in a prison for kicking and biting two men. It is believe in many western countries, if a man hurts an animal (e.g. a dog),... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 May 2008 12:46 PM | read this entry

May 18, 2008

Robin Hood (Kevin Rudd)'s first humble arrow, the week it was 18th May 2008

A major earthquake occurred in China, this is the worst earthquake in more then three decades. Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format?... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 May 2008 8:23 PM | read this entry

May 14, 2008

disgraceful power abusing Queensland police officers

Thanks to current affair shows such as Today Tonight, victims can get proper justified treatment from authorities, and those disgraceful police officers get shamed. Suzanne Williams, a 35-year-old mother of six, was thrown to the ground then being punched for... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 May 2008 8:30 PM | read this entry

May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day. the week it was, 11th May 2008

A cyclone hit Burma caused huge damage and many deaths. Olympic champion Grant Hackett returned home. Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format?... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 May 2008 11:43 AM | read this entry

May 4, 2008

the week it was, 4th May 2008

Six dead on Sydney Harbour tragedy. The fifth Australian solider was killed in Afghanistan. Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format? See this... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 May 2008 3:08 PM | read this entry

May 1, 2008

off-duty police officers attacking citizen jailed! hooray!

A delightful news for those who dislike power-abusing police officers. Two disgraceful drunken off-duty police officers Danyl and Scott Mewburn (they are brothers) showed off their police badges and assaulted a law-abiding citizen. The brothers are sentenced to maximum eight... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 May 2008 8:55 PM | read this entry

April 27, 2008

the week it was 27 April 2008

On Thursday, Olympic torch relayed in Canberra, overall peaceful. "Lest we forget", April 25th was ANZAC day. Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Apr 2008 10:57 PM | read this entry

April 24, 2008

Journey of Harm arrived yesterday

... and had a relay today. Welcome the Olympic torch. According to officials and the police, it was quite successful with only 7 people were arrested. Here are some interesting parts: Chinese marshals coordinated the pro-China crowds and they... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Apr 2008 10:53 PM | read this entry

April 23, 2008

how police distribute their resource

If you are an ordinary citizen, and you caught a criminal red headed, you might have to wait 45 minutes until a police shows up (reported by Today Tonight a few years back) However, if you are a celebrity, in... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Apr 2008 9:44 AM | read this entry

April 20, 2008

the week it was 20 April 2008

2020 Summit "the people's parliament" took over this weekend. After 107 years, Australia will have a female Governor-General. Six New Zealand high school students and their teacher have been killed in a canyoneering accident. Here's the weekly The Week It... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Apr 2008 10:34 PM | read this entry

April 13, 2008

the week it was 13 April 2008

The jury at the inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed has completed. A Sydney high school was burst by an underage armed gang. Olympic torch was still in trouble. Here's the weekly The Week It... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Apr 2008 10:14 PM | read this entry

April 11, 2008

Cadbury owns purple colour? Court says not.

Today's interesting news. A delightful news for Australia's local chocolate maker Darrell Lea. The Federal Court in Melbourne has dismissed an attempt by Cadbury Schweppes to try to stop Darrell Lea using the colour purple. The purple colour in... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Apr 2008 9:16 PM | read this entry

April 9, 2008

Antony does not speak English

Many SillyDog701 members have heard that Antony does not speak English, and perhaps some have heard his Magic Glasses story. Although none has believe the Magic Glasses story yet. According to report, there's no need to speak English to live... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Apr 2008 10:23 PM | read this entry

April 6, 2008

the week it was 6 April 2008

The Olympic butterfly champion Nick D'Arcy punched Commonwealth gold medallist Simon Cowley. Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format? See this QuickTime codec... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Apr 2008 3:29 PM | read this entry

April 1, 2008

Happy April Fools

Happy Apple Fools. Actually, I don't like the Apple Fools Day. I guess I just don't like any practical jokes. Here's one thing... all the stupid pranks should be done before noon. Otherwise, the joke would boomerang with the known... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Apr 2008 8:07 PM | read this entry

March 30, 2008

the week it was 30 March 2008

The Olympic torch has some trouble in Olympia. Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format? See this QuickTime codec comparison page and judge... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Mar 2008 4:26 PM | read this entry

March 27, 2008

Mr Mum, a pregnant man

Sounds like the movie Junior. The Advocate first brought up the story about a man who is pregnant. Seven News reported it tonight. Thomas Beatie was born a woman, had sex change, legally male and legally married. He (she) was... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Mar 2008 10:42 PM | read this entry

March 23, 2008

happy Easter Sunday, the week it was 23 March 2008

Happy Easter Sunday everybody. HMAS Sydney II ship wreckage was found. Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format? See this QuickTime codec comparison... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Mar 2008 1:10 PM | read this entry

March 21, 2008

where's the justice?

Happy Good Friday everybody. It's a sad fact that the laws are siding with underage criminals. Those underage criminals can even get away after killing someone. Seven News (Sydney) last night reported that New South Wales is suffering an underage... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Mar 2008 6:26 PM | read this entry

March 17, 2008

Neverland is saved

A bit on the very important Desperate Housewives first. Usually on each Monday, I talk about Desperate Housewives. Sadly, no Desperate Housewives tonight. Last week Gebby's young teen lover John Rawland returned to Wisteria Lane, the neighbourhood had some... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Mar 2008 2:13 PM | read this entry

March 16, 2008

the week it was, 16 March 2008

Former Queensland surgeon Jayant Patel has been arrested in the US. Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format? See this QuickTime codec comparison... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Mar 2008 10:01 PM | read this entry

March 12, 2008

more power for power abusing NSW Police?

During last year's APEC, Government gave NSW Police unprecedented untouchable power. The bad news... it is likely to be permanent. During APEC last year, Sydney was fenced up and virtually locked down for one person - Mr George W.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Mar 2008 8:57 PM | read this entry

March 9, 2008

the week it was, 9 March 2008

Ten Australian travel agents taken hostage in Xi'an, China were back home safely. Official interest rates increased by 0.25% again. Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Mar 2008 10:32 AM | read this entry

March 2, 2008

the week it was, 2 March 2008

The deployment of Prince Harry to Afghanistan was revealed by New Idea. Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format? See this QuickTime codec... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Mar 2008 11:16 AM | read this entry

February 28, 2008

Thriller 25, Neverland trouble

I am still buying music in CDs! I've getting most of my music from iTunes Store for the last many years, but I still buy music CDs. The latest one I bought was Michael Jackson's Thriller 25, in special... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Feb 2008 7:34 PM | read this entry

February 24, 2008

the week it was, 24 Feb 08

Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format? See this QuickTime codec comparison page and judge yourself. (Click the screenshot above to watch the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Feb 2008 9:36 PM | read this entry

February 23, 2008

Queen Victoria is here, Queen Elizabeth coming tomorrow

One of the world's largest cruise ships Queen Victoria is in Sydney today. The newest liner from Cunard Line - Queen Victoria docked Circular Quay this morning. (click above image for larger one) Queen Victoria is just two months old,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Feb 2008 8:27 PM | read this entry

February 20, 2008

Michael Jackson did not show up at the Grammys

Today's Hollywood gossip: Everybody is expecting Michael Jackson to be there at the Grammy Awards, especially because of his 25th anniversary of the Thriller album was coming out the very next day. According to Cindy Adams, his demands were... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Feb 2008 3:05 PM | read this entry

February 17, 2008

Australia says sorry to Aborigines. the week it was, 17 Feb 08

Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format? See this QuickTime codec comparison page and judge yourself. (Click the screenshot above to watch the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Feb 2008 1:15 PM | read this entry

February 10, 2008

The Week It Was, 10 Feburary 2008

Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format? See this QuickTime codec comparison page and judge yourself. (Click the screenshot above to watch the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Feb 2008 2:24 PM | read this entry

February 4, 2008

been quiet from telemarketing in the last few days?

Have you been enjoying the peacefulness of no-telemarketers during last few day? Especially those the calls from India call centres? What caused this joyful news? A third undersea cable running through Suez and Sri Lanka has been cut recently. Technically... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Feb 2008 7:30 AM | read this entry

February 3, 2008

The Week It Was, 3 Feburary 2008

Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format? See this QuickTime codec comparison page and judge yourself. (Click the screenshot above to watch the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Feb 2008 12:28 PM | read this entry

January 29, 2008

UFO and the lying nature of US Military

In the recent UFO sighting over Texas farms, more than 50 people claimed they have spotted UFOs flying over Stephenville. After two weeks of denials and media focus US military officials finally admitted to having 10 F-16 fighter jets training... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Jan 2008 2:18 PM | read this entry

January 27, 2008

The Week It Was, 27 January 2008

Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format? See this QuickTime codec comparison page and judge yourself. (Click the screenshot above to watch the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Jan 2008 4:30 PM | read this entry

January 26, 2008

Happy Australia Day

Today is Australia Day. A barbecue day to most people, and a public holiday on Monday 28th January. Lee Kernaghan, a country singer, is 2008 Australian of the Year. (Sydney Morning Herald)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Jan 2008 8:27 AM | read this entry

January 25, 2008

party boy Corey Delaney and ACA

Melbourne's party boy Corey Delaney who made fame two weeks ago on throwing a huge party while his parents were out on holiday in Gold Coast. You can search articles on Corey Delaney on major search engines, just not on... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Jan 2008 6:42 PM | read this entry

January 23, 2008

Heath Ledger dies

Australian actor Heath Ledger was found dead in his Manhattan apartment today, possibly of drug overdose. Heath Ledger, perhaps best known as Ennis Del Mar from Brokeback Mountain movie, for which he was nominated as best lead actor for... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Jan 2008 12:31 PM | read this entry

January 20, 2008

The Week It Was, 20 January 2008

Here's the regular The Week It Was. There was no The Week It Was last week. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format? See this QuickTime codec comparison page and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Jan 2008 4:01 PM | read this entry

January 9, 2008

sneaky, power-abusing Manly Council

You can't believe what Manly Council has done, putting up fences without any notice stealthily at 2am. The trouble started with two restaurant owners on the Corso. Somehow they were fighting the outdoor setting spaces. (Click the video clip above... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Jan 2008 10:55 AM | read this entry

January 6, 2008

The Week It Was, 6 January 2008

Weekend Sunrise is back today! And here's the regular The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format? See this QuickTime codec comparison page and judge yourself. (Click... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Jan 2008 8:34 PM | read this entry

December 14, 2007

George W Bush is not going to be happy

I don' think US President George W Bush is going to be happy with this. (Click QuickTime Player screenshot above to watch the short video clip) Al Gore, Apple Inc.'s Board of Director and former US Vice-President said following when... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Dec 2007 11:50 PM | read this entry

December 13, 2007

Dan Baker is out, Callea breaks up

According to The Advertiser, former Home and Away actor Tim Campbell (played Dan Baker in Home and Away) is out. 2004 Australian Idol runner up Anthony Callea who was outed in March recently broke up with his partner and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Dec 2007 10:01 AM | read this entry

December 11, 2007

an Australian Muslim school taught religious education 43% of the time

Muslim Ladies College of Australia school in Perth was found spending less than 50% of the time teaching English and Math, instead they spend 43% of the time teaching religious education. 43% of the time on religious study may... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Dec 2007 12:27 PM | read this entry

December 9, 2007

The Week It Was, 9 December 2007

Here's the regular The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format? See this QuickTime codec comparison page and judge yourself. (Click the screenshot above to watch the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Dec 2007 1:52 PM | read this entry

December 2, 2007

The Week It Was, 2 December 2007

Here's the regular The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format? See this QuickTime codec comparison page and judge yourself. (Click the screenshot above to watch the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Dec 2007 8:54 PM | read this entry

November 25, 2007

Kevin Rudd is the new PM, The Week It Was, 25 Nov 2007

Here's the regular The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format? See this QuickTime codec comparison page and judge yourself. (Click the screenshot above to watch the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Nov 2007 3:30 PM | read this entry

the Howard years

Continued from last night's a new Prime Minister is born entry, this is a video clip highlights John Howard's 11 years as Prime Minister of Australia. He was sworn in as Prime Minister of Australia on 11th March, 1996 and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Nov 2007 7:53 AM | read this entry

November 24, 2007

a new Prime Minister is born

Australia has a new Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd from Labor party, Australia's 26th Prime Minister. John Howard congratulates Kevin Rudd for emphatic victory at 10.36pm tonight. John Howard says he's left nation proud & prosperous. John Howard has been Prime... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Nov 2007 11:23 PM | read this entry

Australia decides today

If you are over 18 and an Australian, you must vote today. Sadly, voting is compulsory, and you've been threatened with $50 fine plus court cost if you fail to show up in the voting booth. AEC (Australian Electoral Commission)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Nov 2007 2:02 PM | read this entry

November 23, 2007

disgraceful trigger-happy cop

This is about a disgraceful taxpayer funded (US) Utah Highway Patrol officer abusing his power and playing guns like playing video games. The dashboard camera recorded the entire condemnable act. (ABC News) The victim was Jared Massey, 28. He was... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Nov 2007 10:50 PM | read this entry

November 18, 2007

6 days left to election, The Week It Was, 18 Nov 2007

Here's the regular The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format? See this QuickTime codec comparison page and judge yourself. (Click the screenshot above to watch the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Nov 2007 2:01 PM | read this entry

November 15, 2007

disgraceful Chaser chased.

Taxpayer funded ABC's disgraceful number one show The Chaser's War on Everything has again, targeting Channel 7, especially Today Tonight show (which is the number 1 rating on 6.30 timeslot, to many ABC supporters' dismay). The Chaser team has... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Nov 2007 2:25 PM | read this entry

November 13, 2007

There are 7 hints that Albus Dumbledore was gay

Few weeks ago, I mentionedAlbus Dumbledore was outed by the author JK Rowling. There's the following-up to the Albus Dumbledore news. Did you know that "Albus Dumbledore" is an anagram of "Male bods rule, bud"? I didn't. But according... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Nov 2007 9:10 AM | read this entry

November 11, 2007

Efficient won Melbourne Cup, the week it was, 11 Nov 2007

Here's the regular The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in the usual H.264 format. Why do I use H.264 format? See this QuickTime codec comparison page and judge yourself. (Click the screenshot above to watch the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Nov 2007 7:12 PM | read this entry

November 4, 2007

swearing Oz Health Minister, the week it was, 4 Nov 2007

Here's the regular The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in H.264 format. (Click the screenshot above to watch the video clip) Snubbing/insulting a dying taxpayer, being late for agreed TV debate, and swearing in front of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Nov 2007 7:08 PM | read this entry

November 3, 2007

Do as he says, not as he does.

Hypocrite? Premier Morris Iemma tells city workers to use public transport and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, however, he spent $7 million a year on car parking for bureaucrats. In plain words, taxpayers are urged to use public transport while... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Nov 2007 9:22 PM | read this entry

October 28, 2007

The Week It Was 28 Oct 2007

Daylight saving starts today in most parts of Australia. Here's the regular The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in H.264 format. (Click the screenshot above to watch the video clip) Second Australian solider was killed, SAS... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Oct 2007 5:39 PM | read this entry

October 27, 2007

daylight saving starts tomorrow

Just a gentle reminder, the daylight saving starts tomorrow morning at 2am in New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. The clock will move forward to 3am at 2am. Last December, Western Australia started a three... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Oct 2007 7:41 PM | read this entry

October 22, 2007

disgraceful censorship on live debate

I don't usually talk about politics, since I am not that interested in politics. Last night was the only agreed television (so far) debate agreed by Prime Minister John Howard. What John Howard (Liberal Party) or Kevin Rudd (Labor... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Oct 2007 8:02 PM | read this entry

October 21, 2007

The Week It Was 21 Oct 2007

Here's the regular The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in H.264 format. (Click the screenshot above to watch the video clip) AFL West Coast Eagles player Ben Cousins was arrested on 16 October 2007 in Perth... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Oct 2007 3:25 PM | read this entry

October 20, 2007

latest celebrity outing, Dumbledore is gay

Another celebrity is outed, this time, the principal of Hogwarts - Albus Dumbledore. I am really surprised. HARRY Potter author JK Rowling has confirmed what fans have long suspected - the principal of Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore, is indeed gay.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Oct 2007 9:00 PM | read this entry

have you decided who should be the next PM?

If you are an Australian citizen and aged 18 or older, you are required to vote, and voting is sadly compulsory by law. If you choose not to vote and do not have sufficient reason, you may be faced with... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Oct 2007 1:51 PM | read this entry

October 19, 2007

Nobel prize winner: black is genetically inferior

Some people might be afraid to state so publicly, the 1962 Nobel prize winner spilt it out for you. Dr. James Watson, co-discover of double helix in DNA, said black is genetically inferior in an article for the Sunday Times... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Oct 2007 4:00 PM | read this entry

October 14, 2007

The Week It Was 14 Oct 2007

Here's the regular The Week It Was. There was no The Week It Was last Sunday, due to Channel Seven's coverage of 2007 Bathurst (racing). As usual, the clip is available in H.264 format. (Click the screenshot above to watch... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Oct 2007 10:37 PM | read this entry

October 9, 2007

Harry in the headline again

Again, another headline about His Royal Highness Prince Harry, the third in line to the throne. This time, the 23-year-old lad risked death with vodka snorting in Namibia. News of the World has some photos the Palace does not want... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Oct 2007 11:14 AM | read this entry

September 30, 2007

The Week It Was, 30 September 2007

Here's the regular The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in H.264 format. (Click the screenshot above to watch the video clip) Myanmar (Burma) government soldiers open fire on unarmed monks who were anti-government protesting. False alarm... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Sep 2007 7:13 PM | read this entry

September 27, 2007

abusing police power for personal revenge, disgraceful

On 11th September, Today Tonight aired a story about a policeman abusing his power for person revenge. This time, it is South Australia Police. An unethical South Australia Police Constable Matt Waite lost his girlfriend to Adam Baker. He keeps... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Sep 2007 12:57 PM | read this entry

September 23, 2007

The Week It Was, 23 September 2007

Here's the regular The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in H.264 format. (Click the screenshot above to watch the video clip) Nai Zin Xue dumped his 3-year-old (Pumpkin) at Southern Cross Station on Saturday (15th) before... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Sep 2007 8:25 PM | read this entry

September 22, 2007

seven year marriage

Pope Benedict XVI and catholics probably won't approval this. In this modern day, everything costs money, that includes marriages or divorcing. Gabriele Pauli, a German MP, proposed that marriage should only last for 7 years. After 7 years, the couple... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Sep 2007 8:49 AM | read this entry

September 19, 2007

Freedom of speech in US?

In the country that is proud of freedom of speech, a student was arrested during a question and answer period when he asked Senator John Kerry a question. Andrew Meyer, 21, a University of Florida student from Weston was stunned... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Sep 2007 3:45 PM | read this entry

September 16, 2007

The Week It Was, 16 September 2007

Here's the regular The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in H.264 format. (Click the screenshot above to watch the video clip) John Howard announced that he will retire within 3 years if he wins the election.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Sep 2007 6:12 PM | read this entry

September 13, 2007

You can't have negative reviews, or you'll be sued.

It appears that if you run a forum, you'd better make sure none of user users post any negative review/comments, or you will be sued. 2Clix Australia says so. A popular Australian forum (Whirlpool) founder was sued by 2Clix Australia... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Sep 2007 9:55 AM | read this entry

September 9, 2007

Ciao! Luciano. The Week It Was, 9 September 2007

Here's the regular The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in H.264 format. (Click the screenshot above to watch the video clip) APEC was in Sydney, very peaceful, actually far too peaceful. Police has out numbered the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Sep 2007 6:51 PM | read this entry

September 5, 2007

APEC, Sydney locked down just for one person.

Entire Sydney locked down just for one man. All George W. Bush's fault.

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Posted by Antony on 05 Sep 2007 11:00 PM | read this entry

September 2, 2007

The Week It Was, 2 September 2007

Here's the regular The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in H.264 format. (Click the screenshot above to watch the video clip) APEC is coming to Sydney, the RAAF's FA-18s will be controlling Sydney's 20,000 square kilometre... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Sep 2007 1:41 PM | read this entry

August 26, 2007

The Week It Was, 26th August 2007

Here's the regular The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in H.264 format. (Click the screenshot above to watch the video clip) Hurricane Dean lashed Jamaica with 230km/h winds. Kevin Rudd was in New York as a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Aug 2007 6:39 PM | read this entry

August 21, 2007

Chinese drivers are the worst drivers on the face of the earth: John Laws

Radio station 2UE's host John Laws clearly does not like Chinese drivers. On 17th August, during a radio talk-back, he said I understand that Chinese drivers are probably the worst drivers on the face of the earth. That was a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Aug 2007 9:33 AM | read this entry

August 19, 2007

The Week It Was, 19th August 2007

Here's the regular The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in H.264 format. (Click the screenshot above to watch the video clip) The Treasurer Peter Costello celebrated his 50th birthday. Three journalists claim he vowed to destroy... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Aug 2007 2:07 PM | read this entry

August 16, 2007

Elvis left the building 30 years ago

Elvis Presley left the building 30 years ago today (16 Aug) (or tomorrow in US time). 50 thousand fans are expected to show up at Presley's home, Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. The commemoration will last for several days. According... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Aug 2007 1:08 PM | read this entry

August 12, 2007

The Week It Was, 12th August 2007

Here's the regular The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in H.264 format. (Click the screenshot above to watch the video clip) The Reserve Bank has up the interest rates up by 0.25% to 6.5%. One year... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Aug 2007 7:37 PM | read this entry

August 5, 2007

The Week It Was, 5th August 2007

Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in QuickTime H.264 format. (Click the screenshot above to watch the video clip) A Minneapolis bridge collapsed into Mississippi River. Eight lanes of one of the country's... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Aug 2007 1:43 PM | read this entry

July 29, 2007

The Week It Was, 29th July 2007

Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in QuickTime H.264 format. (Click the screenshot above to watch the video clip) Victoria Premier Steve Bracks resigns. He's 52 and 8 months into his third term,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Jul 2007 3:10 PM | read this entry

July 24, 2007

Harry Potter Mania

The Pottermania or chaos news clip from Sunday's Weekend Sunrise. (H.264 format, 1 min 50 sec, 5.6MB, QuickTime Player 7 recommended) News.com.au has a special multimedia report on Pottermania with photos from Sydney's Central Station. (Flash required) Yes, Central Station... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Jul 2007 1:06 PM | read this entry

July 22, 2007

The Week It Was, 22nd July 2007

Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in QuickTime H.264 format. (Click the screenshot above to watch the video clip) Glean Wheatley has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years jail for tax fraud. He... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Jul 2007 11:58 AM | read this entry

July 15, 2007

The Week It Was 15 July 2007

Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in QuickTime H.264 format and I may upload to YouTube later. (Click the screenshot above to watch the video clip) Stan Zemanek , Australia's controversial and opinionated... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Jul 2007 6:55 PM | read this entry

July 10, 2007

Kitty Hawk leaves today

Thanks god, USS Kitty Hawk leaves today, so does the unnecessary over-kill clear way get lifted today. The 5,500 sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk have farewelled Sydney - and millions of dollars of their money -... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Jul 2007 4:35 PM | read this entry

July 8, 2007

bombing, The Week It Was, 8th July 2007

Here's the weekly The Week It Was. As usual, the clip is available in QuickTime H.264 format and I may upload to YouTube later. (Click the screenshot above to watch the video clip) A Jeep bombed outside Glasgow Airport's main... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Jul 2007 12:11 PM | read this entry

July 6, 2007

Kitty Hawk in Sydney

US Navy aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk arrived in Sydney's Garden Island Navy Base yesterday. A big news? New South Wales Government and RTA (Roads and Traffic Authority) certainly think so. An unnecessary clearway of entire suburb (worried about car bombing??)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Jul 2007 6:45 PM | read this entry

July 5, 2007

Beckham is coming to Sydney

Maybe he's not the world's best soccer player, but he certainly is the most famous one. David Beckham will play in Sydney later this year. Beckham's new team, La Galaxy, will meet Sydney FC in an exhibition match with... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Jul 2007 6:11 PM | read this entry

July 1, 2007

Flooding, The Week It Was, 1 July 2007

The usual The Week It Was from Weekend Sunrise. The floods in Victoria were declared the worst in 37 years by Victoria Premier Steve Bracks. (Click the screenshot above to watch the video clip) The floodwaters rise in eastern Victoria.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Jul 2007 9:55 PM | read this entry

June 29, 2007

Australia's population: 21 million

Australia has just reached 21 million in population. Based on following estimation from Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS): an increase of one person every one minute and 45 seconds by averaging one birth every one minute, 56 seconds; one... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Jun 2007 8:14 PM | read this entry

June 28, 2007

Sydney Opera House is now a World Heritage

Sydney Opera House has been listed as the latest World Heritage sites by UN's educational, scientific and cultural organisation (UNESCO) in New Zealand. It is also the most modern cultural site to be included on the World Heritage List.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Jun 2007 10:57 PM | read this entry

June 24, 2007

Shooting in Melbourne The Week It Was, 24 June 2007

The eastern coast of Australia has been in the drought for quite a while, and it has been some welcome raining for the last week. Some area were hit hard with the rain. This week's video clip of The Week... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Jun 2007 1:13 PM | read this entry

June 17, 2007

It Was Dam Good. The Week It Was, 17 June 2007

The eastern coast of Australia has been in the drought for quite a while, and it has been some welcome raining for the last week. Some area were hit hard with the rain. This week's video clip of The Week... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Jun 2007 2:59 PM | read this entry

June 12, 2007

Got refused by muslim taxi drivers? Sunrise has the answer.

Last year, I mentioned an issue about muslim taxi drivers. Muslim taxi drivers refuse to carry blind passengers and their guide dogs, they say it's against their religion. So, if you are vision impaired, you simply can't get home by... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Jun 2007 4:05 PM | read this entry

June 10, 2007

The Week It Was, 10 June 2007

Today's weather is a bit better than yesterday. Still cold in Sydney. This week's video clip of The Week It Was will be from YouTube. First time from the popular YouTube. There was a train crash (with a truck) in... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Jun 2007 4:44 PM | read this entry

June 3, 2007

The Week It Was, 3rd June 2007

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in the world. The regular The Week It Was video clip captured from this morning's Weekend Sunrise. The clean up continued in Melbourne and Adelaide after some really severe storms. The wind was... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Jun 2007 4:39 PM | read this entry

May 20, 2007

The Week It Was, 13th May 2007

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in the world. The regular The Week It Was video clip captured from this morning's Weekend Sunrise. A baby girl was found in a cardboard box outside Melbourne's Dandenong Hospital on Mother's Day.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 May 2007 12:08 PM | read this entry

May 13, 2007

The Week It Was, 13th May 2007

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in the world. The regular The Week It Was video clip captured from this morning's Weekend Sunrise. The government has began sell the hard-sell of its big-spending Budget hoping it will give the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 May 2007 4:59 PM | read this entry

April 29, 2007

The Week It Was, 29th April 2007

It's near the end of the month, I haven't been posting in this blog as much as I used to, due to being busy and moving. I've now settled in the new place, except I still haven't got my own... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Apr 2007 12:16 PM | read this entry

April 22, 2007

The Week It Was, 22nd April 2007

The regular The Week It Was video clip captured from this morning's Weekend Sunrise. A state of emergency has been declared in the US town of Blacksburg following the country's worst ever massacre. At least 33 people dead and 15... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Apr 2007 4:05 PM | read this entry

April 15, 2007

The Week It Was, 15th April 2007

Sorry for a bit behind on blog entries writing in the last week. It was holiday, and I've been with Laurent. It is not that easy to write blog entries without accessing my main Mac. The regular The Week It... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Apr 2007 4:43 PM | read this entry

April 8, 2007

The Week It Was, 8th April 2007

The regular The Week It Was video clip captured from this morning's Weekend Sunrise. Solomons Islands faced diaseaser. British sailors returned to UK, after almost 2 weeks captured by Iran. Those British sailors immediated denied their statements once they returned... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Apr 2007 4:34 PM | read this entry

April 4, 2007

Sophie Delezio turns 6

Last night's Seven News reported Sydney's bravest little girl - Sophie Delezio - turns 6. She celebrated her birthday at her home with family and friends. Sophie was horrifically injured when a car crashed into her daycare centre in... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Apr 2007 6:41 AM | read this entry

April 1, 2007

The Week It Was, 1st April 2007

The regular The Week It Was video clip captured from this morning's Weekend Sunrise. Melbourne's Burnley Tunnel had a crash, and the tunnel was closed for a few days. Olympic cyclist Damian McDonald was killed. Sydney's Lane Cove Tunnel opened,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Apr 2007 9:36 PM | read this entry

March 27, 2007

Anthony Callea is out and proud

Anthony Callea, the 2004 Australian Idol runner-up and ARIA Award winner is out and proud. Callea said it had been difficult growing up gay in the Italian community and that, more recently, the support of his partner of two... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Mar 2007 7:47 AM | read this entry

March 25, 2007

The Week It Was, 25th March 2007

The regular The Week It Was video clip captured from this morning's Weekend Sunrise. Pakistan cricket's white coach was murdered? Keith Urban had an outdoor concert in the Plaza, I was there. The Government widely disliked (Labor) won the State... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Mar 2007 5:04 PM | read this entry

March 24, 2007

NSW state election today

NSW is having a State Election today. And as 7News mentioned it nicely, Voters have a choice between a Government widely disliked and an Opposition many think do not have a chance to win. And the stupid thing about this... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Mar 2007 2:18 AM | read this entry

March 18, 2007

The Week It Was, 18th March 2007

The regular The Week It Was video clip captured from this morning's Weekend Sunrise. Sydney's Harbour Bridge celebrates 75th birthday today, scientists discovered new leopard species. Another John Howard's minister resigned. NSW's state election is coming next Saturday, 24th March.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Mar 2007 5:38 PM | read this entry

Sydney Harbour Bridge celebrates 75th birthday

Australia's iconic bridge - Sydney Harbour Bridge - celebrates 75th birthday today. It was opened on the afternoon of 19th March 1932. There was an interesting story about the opening of the bridge. The bridge should be opened by... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Mar 2007 6:58 AM | read this entry

March 17, 2007

Wang Xiaoning arrested, wife sues Yahoo!

I am not usually interested in political issues, but this is an interesting case reported by Wired News. I shall see what Mr Whitfield would respond. Here's the story: Wang Xiaoning, a Chinese citizen, who posted a number of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Mar 2007 6:09 AM | read this entry

March 16, 2007

new Leopard species discovered

Scientists have discovered a new leopard species, found in Borneo (Malaysia). The new leopard features a different type of spot, clouded actually. The cat, covered in small cloud markings containing many spots, was thought to be the same species... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Mar 2007 6:54 PM | read this entry

March 11, 2007

The Week It Was, 11th March 2007

The regular The Week It Was video clip captured from this morning's Weekend Sunrise. I am such a big Sunrise fan. So, what happened this past week? Plane crashed in Indonesia, two cyclones in Western Australia. John Inman passed away.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Mar 2007 6:53 PM | read this entry

March 9, 2007

R.I.P., Mr Humphries

John Inman, best known for his role "Mr. Humphries" in the British sitcom Are You Being Served? past away yesterday (8th March 2007) in St. Mary's Hospital, London at the age of 71. In the series, Mr Wilberforce Claybourne... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Mar 2007 8:00 AM | read this entry

March 4, 2007

The Week It Was

The regular The Week It Was video clip captured from this morning's Weekend Sunrise. I am such a big Sunrise fan. So, what happened this past week? Happy Feet won the only Oscar for Australia, Senator Ian Campbell was forced... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Mar 2007 11:24 PM | read this entry

Mardi Gras Parade 2007

Well, it was actually very good weather for Mardi Gras last night, but because the day was too hot, I did not go to City for the Parade. Sunrise's Simon Reeve had some good time in Mardi Gras last... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Mar 2007 4:07 PM | read this entry

February 27, 2007

Rupert Everett is Chief of Parade for Mardi Gras 2007

The famous Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade is on this Saturday (3rd March 2007). British actor Rupert Everett has been named the Chief of Parade for this year's Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. If the weather... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Feb 2007 7:08 AM | read this entry

February 25, 2007

Go home, Dick Cheney. You caused too much trouble here.

Dick Cheney, who once shot Harry Whittington in his nick, then received an apology from Mr Whittington, is clearly NOT welcome here. What a trouble maker from the States. He might enjoyed his beer with Mr Howard, at the cost... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Feb 2007 5:14 PM | read this entry

February 23, 2007

road closed just for Dick Cheney, wimpy NSW government

Today is the second day of Leopard Tech Talk, and I have some trouble getting into city, thanks to Dick Cheney and the wimpy NSW Government. Dick Cheney brought chaos to Sydney. Dick Cheney together with wimpy NSW Government caused... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Feb 2007 5:42 PM | read this entry

February 18, 2007

The Week It Was

Barack Obama announced that he would run for US Presidency, the first black US presidential candidate in history. Australia Prime Minister John Howard attacked him for withdrawing troops from Iraq. In politics, it was all about "guts" and "courage",... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Feb 2007 1:20 PM | read this entry

February 11, 2007

Barack Obama made the news in Australia

I don't usually talk about politics (and not into it), but Mr Barack Obama made the news in this morning's Weekend Sunrise. Not for his politics, but for being the first black US presidential candidate. According to US Census, the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Feb 2007 5:24 PM | read this entry

February 9, 2007

Microsoft respects your privacy, even if you are a burglar

There is the story, a 15-year-old boy allegedly stole an Xbox 360 video game console from a Wellington (New Zealand) home but neglected to take the device's power cord. That boy called Microsoft for another cord, providing Microsoft with Xbox... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Feb 2007 11:26 AM | read this entry

February 8, 2007

reunited after 11 years, thanks to microchips

A missing cat called Marmalade left his owners for 11 years returned home. Marmalade was just a kitten and Allegra Strauss a mere toddler when they were separated. Mum Kerry Strauss was stunned when the Lost Dogs' Home called on... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Feb 2007 2:06 PM | read this entry

February 4, 2007

The Week It Was

News in the past week. Australia might need to drink recycled sewage water. Lucky that NSW government is not happy about Federal government's proposal. Harry Potter is getting hotter! Photos of Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) appears shirtless for the play... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Feb 2007 4:39 PM | read this entry

January 25, 2007

al-Hilaly insists that he said nothing wrong

Almost 3 months ago, Sheik Taj el-Din al-Hilaly said compared non-muslim dressed women to "uncovered meat". He said when cat eats the uncovered meat, it's meat's fault, not cat's fault, and women who don't cover up their bodies are the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Jan 2007 10:05 PM | read this entry

January 13, 2007

Muslims have more right to stay in Australia than Anglo-Saxons

Less than 3 months ago, Sheik Taj al-Din al-Hilali said Sheik said women who don't cover up their bodies are the blame for sex attacks, he compared non-muslim dressed women to "uncovered meat", and when cat eats the uncovered meat,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Jan 2007 10:15 AM | read this entry

December 31, 2006

The year it was.

It's the end of the year. Weekend Sunrise this morning provides a great look back of what happened this year. (click above QuickTime screenshot to watch the video clip, 4 min 13 sec, 13.2MB) If you prefer, you can watch... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Dec 2006 9:44 AM | read this entry

December 30, 2006

similarities between Wallace and Hussein

Today's big news, Saddam Hussein was hanged. I saw the news today in a shopping mall. A leader has been hanged, he was sentenced by a count under strong US-influence. Sir William Wallace (Braveheart), a Scottish knight, he loved... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Dec 2006 9:43 PM | read this entry

December 20, 2006

Sophie Delezio gets a new home

It has been 3 years since Sophie's first life-threatening accident, and 7 months since Sophie's second accident. 7News has a special report on Sydney's brave little girl - Sophie Delezio's latest update. All looks good. She will have a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Dec 2006 5:21 PM | read this entry

December 13, 2006

NSW Young Australian arrested

Today's news. Iktimal Hage-Ali, a young Muslim leader and Prime Minister John Howard's hand-picked adviser, was arrested just 8 days before receiving the NSW Young Australian of the Year award. Iktimal Hage-Ali, an adviser to Mr. John Howard on Muslim... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Dec 2006 7:39 AM | read this entry

December 10, 2006

don't steal PlayStation 3, or you will be shot dead

The Register has an interesting story, an 18-year-old North Carolina was shot dead by police. He was suspected of robbing two PlayStation 3 consoles on 17 November, the day when PS3 become available. The PlayStation 3 was worth US$ 641... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Dec 2006 7:34 AM | read this entry

December 6, 2006

iPod owners are not criminals.

Last week ago, a purposed law would make all iPod owners as criminals. The then purposed law won't allow anyone to copy legally owned music CD to iPod, record TV shows etc for copyright reason. (Detail at this Sydney Morning... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Dec 2006 6:46 AM | read this entry

December 1, 2006

good bye Naomi

Naomi Robson (east coast edition) has finished her last TV host of Today Tonight (east coast edition) tonight. She announced she's leaving Today Tonight on Monday evening. This is the farewell video to Naomi Robson. (click the screenshot above to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Dec 2006 10:15 PM | read this entry

November 28, 2006

Naomi Robson announces leaving Today Tonight

Channel Seven's Today Tonight east coast edition's host Naomi Robson announced that she won't host Today Tonight next year. (click the screenshot above to see the video)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Nov 2006 12:33 PM | read this entry

November 21, 2006

Thorpedo quits

Australia's greatest Olympian, Ian Thorpe, made an announcement today. He has decided to quit competitive swimming, citing a lack of balance in his life as the reason for his decision. Ian Thorpe is Australia's most successful Olympian with five gold... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Nov 2006 11:59 AM | read this entry

November 17, 2006

Michael Jackson is back

Michael Jackson is back on stage! King of Pop Michael Jackson has made his first musical live performance during World Music Awards ceremony in London yesterday since he was acquitted of child molestation in June 2005. short video clip of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Nov 2006 8:42 AM | read this entry

October 29, 2006

muslim and women; Churchill's speech

Last week's news headline in Australia was about a sermon made by a senior Muslim leader Sheik Taj Aldin Alhilali. Sheik said women who don't cover up their bodies are the blame for sex attacks. He said, women are used... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Oct 2006 2:18 PM | read this entry

October 21, 2006

Dr. George O'Malley is gay

T. R. Knight, who play Dr. George O'Malley in Grey's Anatomy told to People Magazine on 19th October: I guess there have been a few questions about my sexuality, and I'd like to quiet any unnecessary rumors that may be... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Oct 2006 8:31 PM | read this entry

October 17, 2006

Cronulla Monopoly

Seven News last night reported a racist board game, Cronulla Monopoly, was being linked from Australia First's website. I am not going to discuss about Australia First, but the Cronulla Monopoly. The Australia First site, is linked to a board... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Oct 2006 9:24 AM | read this entry

October 14, 2006

hottest days in Sydney

Yesterday and Today are the hottest days in October in Sydney for the 150 years record. Both reached over 36.5 degrees Celsius. I did not do much today, didn't feel like to do anything. I only went to Academy... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Oct 2006 10:20 PM | read this entry

October 8, 2006

Muslim cabbies refuse to carry blind passengers

Now, this is something interesting. From this morning's Weekend Sunrise. Muslim taxi drivers in Melbourne refused to carry blind passengers and their guide dogs, they said it's against their religion. Many Muslims complained that they were discriminated against, but, who... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Oct 2006 4:11 PM | read this entry

October 4, 2006

Boxer drops boxers for bout

Saw this interesting news, a boxer decided to strip to make sure he's in the right category for the boxing. Every tiny thing counts. Panamanian Celestino Caballero has stripped naked to avoid missing out on a shot at a boxing... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Oct 2006 2:26 PM | read this entry

September 20, 2006

the story behind Naomi Robson's mission, part 2

Few days ago, I mentioned Naomi Robson and the real story about Naomi's mission. On Monday, ABC's Mediawatch had some report on this Channel 7 vs Channel 9 on Wawa story, Why 7 Ate 9 OR Wawa's TV Dinner.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Sep 2006 2:54 PM | read this entry

September 15, 2006

the real story behind Naomi Robson's mission

I mentioned Naomi Robson on the other day about her disappearance from Today Tonight. She and her four crews were on an assignment to West Papua to save a boy Channel Nine's 60 Minutes covered four months ago but the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Sep 2006 9:11 PM | read this entry

September 14, 2006

what happened to Naomi Robson?

So what happened to Channel 7 Today Tonight's host Naomi Robson? Samantha Armytage has been filling in for Naomi since Monday night. Today Tonight only said Naomi was on assignment. According to News.com.au, Robson ran-in with Indonesian authorities. She and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Sep 2006 12:14 PM | read this entry

September 10, 2006

Irwin and Brocky

This week could be a sad week for many Australians. Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin died on Monday. On Friday, Peter Brock "Peter Perfect", a legend in Australian moter racing sport, was killed in a car accident. Steve Irwin died while... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Sep 2006 10:05 PM | read this entry

less is more, the Coke chapter

Coca-Cola has new designs of the Cokes, all three major flavours. The new design is thinner, taller, and is said to be targeted at women on their 20s who want to buy smaller cans when they are on the go.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Sep 2006 4:28 PM | read this entry

September 6, 2006

Steve Irwin and media coverage

Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin died on Monday morning around 11:30am (4th Sept 2006). He was filming a television program on the Great Barrier Reef off far north Queensland when the drama unfolded yesterday. Mr Irwin was killed by a stingray... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Sep 2006 2:08 PM | read this entry

August 30, 2006

future teacher put a toddler in dryer

What do you do when you babysit a 14-month old baby? Samuel Siddall, 21, had a smart idea - putting the baby in a cloth dryer and turning it on. I think the girl can be dried with cloth or... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Aug 2006 2:54 PM | read this entry

August 27, 2006

bye bye Pluto; Xena did not make into the list

Not Disney's Pluto (as shown on the right) is leaving us, but the planet Pluto is being downgraded to dwarf planet. Pluto was stripped of its status as a planet on Thursday when astronomers from around the world redefined it... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Aug 2006 8:11 AM | read this entry

August 25, 2006

UK cows have an accent

Some Britons have UK accent, even the cows. UK farmers said their cows are mooing with an accent. Here's the 30 second video clip. Here's an interesting news from 7News. (click the QuickTime Player screenshot above to watch the 30... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Aug 2006 8:10 AM | read this entry

August 23, 2006

simplier daylight saving in Australia

Currently, only south-eastern states in Australia observe daylight saving, and the start date and end date are all different. In most states observing daylight saving, it starts from last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in March exact Tasmania... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Aug 2006 10:43 AM | read this entry

August 16, 2006

Prince Harry on The Sun again

Another news about His Royal Highness Prince Harry, the third in line to the throne. This time, he grabbed a pretty blonde's boob on a drunken night out with big brother William and their mates. We haven't forgotten Prince Harry... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Aug 2006 10:10 AM | read this entry

July 28, 2006

Lance Bass is out

Last week, I reported Former Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes was out. Today's entertainment news... the former 'N Sync member Lance Bass is out. He's not ashamed, but it took him a long time to really think about how he... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Jul 2006 9:31 AM | read this entry

July 27, 2006

Visa, now accepted everywhere, including Monopoly

My all time favourite board game - Monopoly - is adopting new technology... Visa Debit cards. Players can now pay for their properties and expensive hotel staying with Debit Cards instead of Monopoly money. I can't deny using Debit... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Jul 2006 6:36 PM | read this entry

July 25, 2006

Hyde Park fig trees to go

Sydney's Hyde Park's iconic fig trees will be cut down due to risk to public. Sydney City Council said more than 200 fig trees will go, and it will take 50 years to restore to today's look. What happened... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Jul 2006 7:46 PM | read this entry

July 20, 2006

Premier threatens kids to give up seats

As from yesterday, New South Wales students are required to give up their seats for elderly passengers. Under the rules, students will be forced to vacate seats for the elderly and frail and for pregnant women. It sounds fair, but... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Jul 2006 8:05 AM | read this entry

July 19, 2006

Oprah is not, Savage Garden is out

According to CNN, US television talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has moved to quash rumours about her relationship with her best friend, saying she is not gay. In the August issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, the talk-show host... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Jul 2006 3:20 PM | read this entry

July 11, 2006

steam was faster than today's electric train

Steam train 100 years ago vs today's electric train: According to official timetables, steam train was faster! Steam trains were slow and noisy, but it was faster than today's electric train, according to last night's 7News. Technology has improved, and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Jul 2006 9:56 AM | read this entry

July 5, 2006

7 kids to 7 mums in 7 years

Well, no Prison Break tonight due to State of Origin (New South Wales V Queensland). A 21-year-old British has been given birth to 7 kids with 7 different girls in 7 years. News.com.au has the story. According to the report,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Jul 2006 10:18 AM | read this entry

July 4, 2006

sometimes you don't want to read news

There are times people agree no news is good news. Yesterday's news, Mother jailed for sex with son's mate (News.com.au). An Adelaide woman has been sentenced to jailed for seducing her son's 15-year-old school friend and having sex with him... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Jul 2006 9:42 AM | read this entry

June 26, 2006

naughty goat demoted

A goat named Billy has been demoted, according to News.com.au. Billy belongs to a British army battalion. Billy Goat has been demoted to "fusilier" (private), because he was naughty in a parade. That goat has been a mascot goat since... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Jun 2006 5:56 PM | read this entry

June 23, 2006

Superman Returns; and he's not gay

Superman returns, and Apple is given away free exclusive premiere scene of Superman Returns Last year I reported that Superman was filming in Sydney, not all shops were happy with their filming. Later, Superman filming crews' radio system was hacked.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Jun 2006 2:30 PM | read this entry

June 13, 2006

Socceroos won; no rating

Last night, Australia (Socceroos) beats Japan 3 to 1 in 2006 World Cup. SBS is the official broadcaster in Australia. The problem... AGB Nielsen Media Research which conducts the ratings on behalf of the Oztam group was unable to provide... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Jun 2006 4:53 PM | read this entry

June 8, 2006

Gay means rubbish

According to BBC, the word gay in addition to being used to mean homosexual or carefree, was often now used to mean lame or rubbish. (Source: Times Online) Actually, I've heard this usage, e.g. its gay, and I might have... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Jun 2006 9:44 AM | read this entry

May 13, 2006

Teri dumped?

Gossip time. According to New Idea report, Deperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher has been dumped by boyfriend Ryan Seacrest, the host of the American Idol, by phone.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 May 2006 9:42 AM | read this entry

May 11, 2006

iGod?

Australian MP3 player lets you download godcasts, instead of podcasts.

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Posted by Antony on 11 May 2006 9:46 AM | read this entry

May 6, 2006

brave little Sophie was hit again

Sydney's 5 year old girl Sophie Delezio was hit by a car yesterday. She was horrifically injured when a car crashed into her daycare centre in December 2003. She was only 2. In December 2003's accident, Sophie Delezio was severely... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 May 2006 8:41 AM | read this entry

April 27, 2006

Jesus did not walk through water?

In the last week, I had quite a few bible/Christian related blog entries. The Bible (Gospel of John) says that Jesus walked on water. The professor at Florida State University in Tallahassee had a new theory. Netscape News has a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Apr 2006 9:23 AM | read this entry

April 18, 2006

the fashionable Pope blames Jews, rejects scientific discovery

The high fashionable Pope Benedict XVI who wears Prada shoes and Gucci sunglasses blames Judas still. He refuses to accept the scientific evidences. The Age reports. What did Pope refuse to acknowledge? Some thing recently discovered that Judas Iscariot was... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Apr 2006 7:09 AM | read this entry

March 30, 2006

fight between State government and Federal government

The New South Wales (NSW) Government launched a 400 thousand dollar campaign against Federal Government. NSW Treasurer Michael Costa yesterday launched a television and newspaper advertising campaign that claims his state is being robbed of billions of dollars worth of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Mar 2006 8:58 AM | read this entry

March 29, 2006

Harry Potter on Sunrise tomorrow

A good news to all Harry Potter fans, the entire cast and crew of Harry Potter is coming to Sunrise and will have a special interview in Channel Seven's Sunrise morning news programme. Don't miss it out! The exclusive... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Mar 2006 10:54 AM | read this entry

March 28, 2006

the real cost of an Xbox 360

The new Xbox 360 is out in Australia, and it's advertised for AU$ 499 (only). But will you settle for that? At AU$ 499, you only have the core system, no games. There are the accessories - practically compulsory -... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Mar 2006 8:30 AM | read this entry

March 26, 2006

The Games is over; the sun won't set

Okay, guys, the Commonwealth Games is over, and switch back to Channel Seven and watch Desperate Housewives on 8:40PM tomorrow night. Last Monday, Desperate Housewives did pretty well on retaining audience, so did Commander in Chief. Tomorrow night on Housewives,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Mar 2006 10:09 AM | read this entry

March 24, 2006

housewives and the first lady were still hot

Nine Network has the broadcasting right of this year's Commonwealth Games, Monday night, it crunched with Channel Seven's Desperate Housewives and Commander in Chief. Nine's coverage were the number 1 during prime time, but Desperate Housewives scored the highest audience... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Mar 2006 12:53 PM | read this entry

March 23, 2006

lucky, Latham was not elected

The would-be Australia Prime Minister and former Labor leader Mark Latham, who punched a Daily Telegraph photographer in January this year, has chosen to ignore the Australian juridical system... refusing to attend his own charges in the court yesterday. Instead,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Mar 2006 1:17 PM | read this entry

March 14, 2006

Queen Elizabeth II was in Sydney

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II first came to Sydney 52 years ago. Opera House wasn't there then. In October 1973, she opened the Sydney Opera House. Yesterday, she opened the Western Collenade, an extension to the Opera House. The Queen... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Mar 2006 8:34 AM | read this entry

March 10, 2006

U2 tour postponed

U2 has postponed the world tour in Auckland, Australia and Hawaii. U2's international promoter The Next Adventure and local agent Michael Coppel said: "This action is unavoidable due to the illness of an immediate family member of the band." The... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Mar 2006 2:02 PM | read this entry

March 7, 2006

this Commonwealth Games will be very watchable

Thorpedo is out Today's news. World record holder, and five-time Olympic gold medallist is out this Commonwealth Games. They said he's sick. Thorpe out of Commonwealth Games (7 News March 7 2006) Ian Thorpe will not compete in the next... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Mar 2006 4:36 PM | read this entry

February 28, 2006

you can't buy eggs if you are under 18, cop says

Today's news, Police have been advocating the unlawful request in supermarkets, fast-food outlets and service stations, asking shopkeepers not to sell eggs to youth. The Daily Telegraph reported the story. A few youth in a boring town in NSW, Picton,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Feb 2006 1:35 PM | read this entry

February 26, 2006

Jesse's in Sydney

US sex symbol Jesse Metcalfe, best known for his TV character John Rowland in Desperate Housewives was in Sydney today. And he caused a mini-riot in Sydney's Bondi beach when he stripped down to his boardshorts to enjoy the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Feb 2006 10:20 PM | read this entry

February 18, 2006

two lives shamefully saved

Today's news, two Australians on death row in Vietnam from the firing squad. Who were those two? The two are Nguyen Van Chinh, 45, of Sydney, and Mai Cong Thanh, 46, of Melbourne. Why were they arrested? Thanh, a 46-year-old... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Feb 2006 7:01 PM | read this entry

February 12, 2006

Barbie and Ken to reunion?

Two years ago, I reported Ken and Barbie to split? Barbie broke up with her old boyfriend, Ken, she was with Blaine. Barbie and Ken split like the real life, and the new romance with Blaine ended. (Well, it's closer... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Feb 2006 3:52 PM | read this entry

February 2, 2006

Brad Pitt wants a gay role?

We all know Christians were not happy about this year's Globes with Brokeback Mountain, a film about the love story between two gay Wyoming cowboys won four awards; Philip Seymour Hoffman, named Best Actor for his portrayal of the homosexual... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Feb 2006 7:42 PM | read this entry

January 21, 2006

christians not happy with Golden Globes

Continued from the Golden Globe Awards, Christians are not happy, as expected. Awards should be approved by Christian groups? WTF. Brokeback Mountain, a film about the love story between two gay Wyoming cowboys won four awards; Philip Seymour Hoffman, named... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jan 2006 9:11 AM | read this entry

January 19, 2006

Jesse Metcalfe coming to Australia

TV's sexiest gardener is coming to Sydney and Melbourne! Jesse Metcalfe, best known for his role- John Rowland in Desperate Housewives, a gardener who had secret affair with Gabrielle Solis, is coming to Sydney and Melbourne for 10 days for... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Jan 2006 4:22 PM | read this entry

January 14, 2006

America was discovered by Chinese

America was discovered by Chinese!? According to this BBC News report. It was discovered by Chinese mariner and explorer Zheng He Much sometime before 1418, much earlier than Columbus (1492). The evidence? The map is said to be a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Jan 2006 8:56 PM | read this entry

January 10, 2006

Brokeback Mountain banned

The movie Brokeback Mountain is considered way too gay, and it has been banned in two US states. News.com.au reports. The film will be shown in Australia on Australia Day (26th January). update Ban angers Heath (News.com.au 11 Jan 06):... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Jan 2006 5:11 PM | read this entry

December 23, 2005

santa Pope

Pope Benedict XVI wears not only Prada shoes and Gucci sunglasses, but now a Santa hat. BBC News reports. According to the Vatican, the hat has a name, but who cares... we all know what a Santa hat looks... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Dec 2005 9:41 AM | read this entry

December 22, 2005

what a joke?

Last week, they told people to stay away from beaches. They questioned everybody and search every vehicles going to beach areas. They even had the power to confiscate mobile phones. Now, they are calling people to go back to the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Dec 2005 12:39 PM | read this entry

December 17, 2005

Sydney beaches filled with 2000 police

Continued from Sydney (Cronulla) beach riots, a week after the Cronulla riots, Sydney's beaches were very quiet today. Under siege ... police march across Cronulla beach (picture taken from The Daily Telegraph.) Today was very hot during day time, six... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Dec 2005 11:50 PM | read this entry

December 14, 2005

over-powered NSW Police?

NSW Police are to gain more power over this Sydney riots. Under the laws, police will be able to lock down parts of Sydney and search and confiscate vehicles measures aimed at ending night-time "smash and bash" raids by... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Dec 2005 2:38 PM | read this entry

comment from a reader

Continued from yesterday's blog entry, Sydney beach riots. A reader of AntBlog701 left a comment few days ago on the account of Sydney riots. He has a good point. Hey, I am an 18 yr old white male from sydney,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Dec 2005 10:44 AM | read this entry

December 13, 2005

Sydney beach riots

February last year (2004), I reported the Sydney riots in Redfern. This time, it was not the Aboriginals, but the white youth against Middle Eastern people in Sydney's Cronulla Beach last weekend. "Lebs and wogs" to were targeted to be... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Dec 2005 12:34 PM | read this entry

December 6, 2005

the high-fashion Pope Benedict

From The Bosh, Pope Benedict XVI is nothing short of a religious-fashion icon, riding in the Popemobile with red Prada loafers under his cassock and Gucci shades. Well, this new Pope is here to say gluttony and high-fashion is not... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Dec 2005 10:02 PM | read this entry

November 15, 2005

to conduct jihad, get mum's approval first!

According to The Australian, Mums' permission needed for plan (15 Nov, 2005), those Muslim terrorists must seek their parents' permission first before any terror activities. (screenshot from The Australian website) The story started that the Government changed laws on anti-terrorism... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Nov 2005 1:24 PM | read this entry

November 10, 2005

guy in the basement got fired, Desperate Housewives

According to the Associated Press and The Mercury News, the actor Page Kennedy (Caleb) has been fired from Desperate Housewives due to improper conduct. We don't know what kind of improper conduct. In an Associated Press interview last month, Kennedy,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Nov 2005 3:17 PM | read this entry

November 8, 2005

Vatican wants more kids, not our ladies in Wisteria Lane

Well, at least not Gabrielle Solis, she did not want to have a baby. Mrs Solis has a baby due to Carlos messed her birth control pills, the baby could be Carlos' or John's. Vatican beatified Eurosia Fabris, known as... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Nov 2005 9:05 AM | read this entry

October 30, 2005

from warrior princess to vampire bats

Lucy Lawless, best known for her role in staring Xena: The Warrior Princess, will be staring in CBS TV-movie "Vampire Bats." For more detail: Lucy Lawless tackles 'Vampire Bats' (CNN.com, October 28, 2005)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Oct 2005 12:39 PM | read this entry

October 27, 2005

Rosa Parks, 1913-2005

By law, she was required to vacate her seat to Caucasians on a bus. She refused. She was arrested, fingerprinted, and fined. This black woman who refused to give up her seat to a white passed away on 24th... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Oct 2005 6:03 PM | read this entry

October 7, 2005

Sir Henry Neville, the author of Shakespeare's Plays?

Last year, I wrote a blog entry - Shakespeare did not write his plays?, according to “Much Ado About Something” programme, Christopher Marlowe was the real author. Now, there are more evidences that William Shakespeare did not write his plays,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Oct 2005 9:57 AM | read this entry

October 6, 2005

Eva Longoria visiting Melbourne Derby Day

Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria (Gabrielle Solis) will be an official guest of department store Myer will be seen at Flemington racecourse. Longoria, who plays adulterous vixen Gabrielle in the hit series, will attend Derby Day in Melbourne as the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Oct 2005 7:07 PM | read this entry

October 4, 2005

who has crossed the line?

According to AustralianIT report, Sony was forced to apologise for a PlayStation advertising campaign which featured a young man wearing a crown of thorns with the slogan "Ten years of passion." Again, the Catholics have complained again. What's wrong with... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Oct 2005 2:00 PM | read this entry

September 27, 2005

New York's gay penguins are now straight

According to this News.com.au's report, Central Park Zoo's famous gay penguin couple - Silo and Roy, now split up, and Silo is with a new female penguin.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Sep 2005 1:49 PM | read this entry

September 16, 2005

dog shoots man

An interesting news from News.com.au: Dog shoots man A TUSSLE over prey between a Bulgarian hunter and his hound ended when the dog shot the man. The man lost his temper and began beating his Deutsch-Drahthaar hunting dog with a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Sep 2005 2:31 PM | read this entry

September 9, 2005

"your son is in jail" = best news in town?

According to News.com.au, the mother of an Australian man feared dead in the hurricane-devastated city of New Orleans was thrilled to learn her son was jailed and was well in the States. A south-eastern Melbourne man was arrested in New... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Sep 2005 12:43 PM | read this entry

September 1, 2005

Wisteria Lane is far more popular than Vatican City

Well, this is not really a news, but new to me. Yesterday I was posting an entry for History of Today, the content was Princess Diana's death. Then I noticed that Princess Diana's funeral was one of the most watched... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Sep 2005 9:17 PM | read this entry

August 31, 2005

racist political leader's suicide bid?

What tactic was that? Former Liberal Party NSW leader John Brogden called former NSW Premier's Malaysian-born wife a "mail-order bride" and behaved badly towards two female journalists at a function in July. He resigned his political leader on Tuesday. Yesterday,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Aug 2005 1:35 PM | read this entry

August 25, 2005

live episodes of Will & Grace

On 29th September, Will & Grace will kick off its eighth and final season by doing two separate live telecasts at 8:30pm Eastern and Pacific times. That's two lives for two (US) coasts. Will & Grace fans, don't miss... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Aug 2005 10:13 PM | read this entry

August 24, 2005

Michael Jackson's accuser charged

As we all know, the entire Michael Jackson case was simply due to that greedy parent. The good news? Los Angeles County prosecutors today filed five felony charges of welfare fraud and perjury against the mother of Michael Jackson's teenage... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Aug 2005 5:26 PM | read this entry

August 20, 2005

Marcia Cross, desperate no more

Desperate Housewives star - Marcia Cross, is headed for real-life matrimony with her stockbroker boyfriend Tom Mahoney.

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Posted by Antony on 20 Aug 2005 3:56 PM | read this entry

August 4, 2005

Superman's walkie talkie got hacked in Sydney

Few months ago, I reported Superman was in Sydney. Today another related news... Man of steal (was "steel"), the filming of Superman was halted because the radio frequency was being played by some thieves for making funs. Someone shouting out... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Aug 2005 1:46 PM | read this entry

July 27, 2005

keeping those noisy kids quiet?

an Australian primary school has a smart way simple, tape kids' mouths up with masking tapes. From News.com.au, Kids' mouths 'taped shut': Parents at a primary school have forced an inquiry into why a teacher's assistant put masking tape over... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Jul 2005 4:22 PM | read this entry

July 24, 2005

Tony Blair's make-up

From News.com.au's report: Blair's beauty secrets revealed: The secret of Prime Minister Tony Blair famous all-year healthy glow has been revealed - he spends almost twice as much on make-up as the average British woman. Figures released by Downing Street... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Jul 2005 5:47 PM | read this entry

July 21, 2005

Sabrina can cast her spells legally

Sabrina the teenage witch can now cast her spells legally in Victoria, according to News.com.au's report. However, the law also says anyone who "pretends from his skill or knowledge in any occult or crafty science to discover where or in... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jul 2005 5:12 PM | read this entry

July 8, 2005

Chinese traitor granted AU permanent visa

London was under terror attack yesterday, and a very sad news in Australia today was a Chinese traitor granted Australian visa. From News.com.au, [t]he Chen family was delighted by the news and wanted to thank the Australian public for its... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Jul 2005 7:25 PM | read this entry

June 26, 2005

Israel apologise

Finally Israel apologised. It took 15 months for Israeli government to apologise spy scandal. What happened? In March 2004, New Zealand arrested two Mossad agents, Uriel Zoshe Kelman and Eli Cara. Those two spies obtained New Zealand passports fraudulently. They... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Jun 2005 11:53 PM | read this entry

June 22, 2005

more on this Chinese traitor

Yesterday I reported that Australian government issued a visa for a Chinese traitor. Today's news, he is selling more top secrets for asylum. Shame this traitor. The story he sold today? The case of one Chinese official whose son was... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Jun 2005 1:09 PM | read this entry

June 21, 2005

Australian government issues a visa for Chinese traitor

From today's news, Chen 'fears being sent home' (News.com.au, 21 June 2005). Mr Yonglin Chen was gained a temporary visa in Australia. So who is Younglin Chen? He was a Chinese diplomat, he abandoned his job in Chinese consulate-general in... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jun 2005 10:11 PM | read this entry

June 14, 2005

Michael Jackson is innocent

(screenshot from News.com.au website.) Michael Jackson is innocent. It was that greedy mother, who had a history of trying to con celebrities, accused Jackson of molestation only when she realised she would not profit from the star. Michael Jackson... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Jun 2005 12:36 PM | read this entry

June 4, 2005

4th June

I don't usually talk about politics, but I read Not Blogspot: Entry 6: Tiananmen and more from Neil's journal, which I disagree completely. The Australian: China in talks to buy our uranium [June 04, 2005] On June 3 and 4,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Jun 2005 12:04 PM | read this entry

June 2, 2005

Shame on Australians

The story (fact): Schapelle Corby got caught in an Indonesian airport of smuggling drugs. (Corby was arrested on October 8 2004 for allegedly trying to smuggle 4.1 kg (9.0 lb) of high quality marijuana from Australia to Bali.) The usual... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Jun 2005 4:32 AM | read this entry

April 16, 2005

Superman in Sydney

Not all are swooning over man of steel (The Sun-Herald) Superman's new movie Superman Returens was filming in Sydney's street today. Brandon Routh is the new Superman or Clark Kent. Desperate Housewives star Terri Hatcher is not Lois Lane in... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Apr 2005 7:01 PM | read this entry

April 9, 2005

friends at funeral

The world is focus on the Late Pope John Paul II's funeral. There's another funeral in Los Angeles, attended by superstars. The funeral of Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Johnnie Cochran was base known as the successful defence lawyer in the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Apr 2005 12:23 AM | read this entry

April 4, 2005

John Paul II's stats

Some stats about Pope John Paul II: Obituary: Pope John Paul II (BBC News): But, to his critics, John Paul II was the arch-conservative - an autocrat whose pronouncements on abortion, contraception and women's rights have had an effect on... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Apr 2005 3:40 AM | read this entry

April 3, 2005

spamming by the creator of popular WordPress

Matt Mullenweg spammed on his high rated WordPress website secretly.

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Posted by Antony on 03 Apr 2005 10:49 PM | read this entry

March 31, 2005

the future king to have illegal marriage?

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles' marriage is not legal?

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Posted by Antony on 31 Mar 2005 1:57 PM | read this entry

March 29, 2005

two stupid bandits

NSW teenagers who robbed US$171,000 from a US bank photographed themselves in a toilet with the stolen cash.

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Posted by Antony on 29 Mar 2005 12:42 AM | read this entry

March 22, 2005

the divorced mother of two will be the queen

According to British Government, when HRH Prince Charles succeeds to the throne, the divorced mother of two (referred to as "the Rottweiler" by the Late Princess Diana) will be the Queen automatically. They will be King and Queen of Australia.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Mar 2005 12:25 PM | read this entry

January 15, 2005

Prince Harry

Prince Harry, born 15th Sept 1984, is the third in line to the throne, after his father and his older brother. Recent news about Prince Harry? He wore a Nazi custome (a swastika sign) in his friend's birthday party that... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Jan 2005 4:49 PM | read this entry

January 5, 2005

girlfriends for hire

There's a new kind of business in China, providing an invaluable service for the new generations. Those who haven't had girlfriends, and have nagging parents.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Jan 2005 5:12 PM | read this entry

January 2, 2005

tsunami = God's punishment, religions said

According to this News.com.au report, It was a message from above, the recent tsunami tragedy is the punishment from God. From Anglican, "Disasters are part of His warning that judgment is coming," From Islam, "Islam teaches that when we do... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Jan 2005 8:34 PM | read this entry

December 23, 2004

Victoria Police refuses to apology

Victoria Police performed a roadside drug test on John de Jong. The test showed positive, however, a more accurate laboratory test (which is the final conclusive result) showed negative. Victoria Police named and shamed John de Jong by accusing John... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Dec 2004 1:27 PM | read this entry

December 22, 2004

violent kids

News.com.au has an interesting story... Teen gang beats up Santa Claus for what? Just some candies. Violent kids.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Dec 2004 1:12 PM | read this entry

November 22, 2004

speedos vs board shorts

According to News.com.au's stories: Time to burn the budgies and Verdict: boardies v Speedos Let's see what women on beach say: "Men who wear Speedos should be culled or arrested for indecent exposure, especially the fat hairy ones who walk... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Nov 2004 10:16 AM | read this entry

November 19, 2004

people do anything in order to get into jail

Well, in the later stage of Monopoly game, we all want to stay in the jail, if we have a few properties, but to risk to travel around the board. A homeless man robbed a service station so he could... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Nov 2004 4:58 PM | read this entry

October 27, 2004

Muslim woman threatens the court

A Muslim woman refuses to reveal her face and now threatens the court. Not that I have problem with Muslims, but they are too far off. They disrespect about the laws. Earlier I reported in drivers license, religions, debate (AntBlog701)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Oct 2004 2:04 PM | read this entry

October 11, 2004

Christopher Reeve RIP

Chirstopher Reeve, the star of the Superman movies paralysed in a near-fatal riding accident nine years ago, has died of heart failure on 10th October 2004. He was 52. Christopher Reeve September 25, 1952 - October 10, 2004 (heart failure)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Oct 2004 8:03 PM | read this entry

October 9, 2004

election today

Australians vote today! Nice photo from news.com.au.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Oct 2004 1:17 PM | read this entry

September 18, 2004

Macaulay Culkin jailed

Well, I think the following quote from News.com.au said it all. FORMER child star Macaulay Culkin had been arrested on drug charges, US authorities said today. The 24-year-old actor, best known for his role in the movie Home Alone and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Sep 2004 7:54 PM | read this entry

September 17, 2004

Thorpedo sports drink and he's not gay

Australian swimming hero Ian Thrope is to launch his brand in health food, and he said that he's not gay for the second time. This might disappoint the gay community... "I have answered the question once (before) and I don't... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Sep 2004 3:26 PM | read this entry

August 6, 2004

only AU$1000 to punch a cop

Based on the result from the court. A 22-year-old rugby player punched an off-duty police was fined today for AU$2000 (AU$1000 each for affray and assault causing actual bodily harm to Const Allen). And no he does not need... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Aug 2004 11:43 PM | read this entry

July 7, 2004

Queen pays tribute to Diana, finally

The Queen acknowledged that she had difficult times with Late Princess Diana, finally. The news today, an oval granite water feature in Hyde Park is opened as a tribute to Late Princess Diana. (News.com.au news link) As you all know,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Jul 2004 1:31 AM | read this entry

July 5, 2004

Police = liar?

Recall the February entry, Sydney riot last night. It said, on Saturday, one 17-year old Aboriginal youth was chased by police when he fell off his bike and was impaled on a fence. Police of course denied. Today's news, witnesses... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Jul 2004 11:40 PM | read this entry

June 18, 2004

best news in town

followed by yesterday's exciting news Those two girls move out! Actually, I saw them carrying a few paper boxes home few days ago, and there were lots of noise from their rooms in the last days. But, I was too... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Jun 2004 8:06 PM | read this entry

June 17, 2004

exciting news

those girls who share a phone line with me decided not to share the phone line and broadband connection anymore :-) They are those who have issue with me regarding the Herbalife, and two of them only share one single... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Jun 2004 11:42 PM | read this entry

June 15, 2004

Steve Irwin - you've done it again!

Few months ago, I reported Steve Irwin and his baby Bob's croc feeding story, Steve made himself famous by holding his then one-month-old baby 1 metre away from a 4 metre crocodile, He refused to apologise but defended his actions.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Jun 2004 3:59 AM | read this entry

April 19, 2004

Shakespeare did not write his plays?

much ado about something, work of William Shakespeare was the biggest and most successful fraud ever? Shakespeare's work was done by Christopher Marlowe?

(read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Apr 2004 12:17 PM | read this entry

April 5, 2004

Japan, Korea and China on new Linux

Japan, China and South Korea will consider standardising ways to use the free Linux operating system as a viable alternative to Microsoft Windows, a Japanese government spokesmans said. Earlier I mentioned Microsoft was complaining Asian countries about new OS. Despite... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Apr 2004 7:58 PM | read this entry

March 24, 2004

iPod was the culprit and weapon

2000 songs stored in iPod would certainly take most people quite a while to collect. And if your 2000 songs got erased by your boyfriend, what would you do? According to Headlined News LP, LLLP., A Memphis woman was arrested... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Mar 2004 12:49 PM | read this entry

March 23, 2004

Steve Irwin still refuses to apologise

Early this year, I posted Steve Irwin and his baby Bob issue in SillyDog701 Message Centre. I was focused on biased media in Australia at first. It has been more than 2 months, and he's still defending his baby Bob... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Mar 2004 6:53 PM | read this entry

March 15, 2004

unethical - Microsoft Office to govt. workers

This is an extended version of this SillyDog701 article, with more personal view. According to this C|net report, Microsoft is sending free copies of its flagship products to US government employees. The gifts have street value of USD500 per copy.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Mar 2004 8:34 PM | read this entry

March 5, 2004

racist NSW police

NSW police's internal email system is circulating racist slurs against Aboriginal people, found after two weeks after the death of 17 year old boy which caused riots in Sydney. The contents of the email, found in four regional stations including... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Mar 2004 12:28 AM | read this entry

March 2, 2004

it's wise to carry a spare battery

... or you might get arrested when you charge your laptop in public. A 23-year-old travelling Greenpeace activist arrested last year for plugging his Apple iBook into a railway station power socket. He apparently low on battery power. The electricity... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Mar 2004 2:36 PM | read this entry

March 1, 2004

extreme makeover on Lenin

According to this News.com.au report Lenin is going to have another extreme makeover. Well, I am not a historian, I don't know much about Vladimir Lenin, but the preservation of Lenin's corpse is something interesting. He died some 80 years... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Mar 2004 1:22 PM | read this entry

February 28, 2004

police stop Michael Jackson at Wal-Mart

Edward sent me this interesting news, Police Stop Michael Jackson at Wal-Mart (Foxnews, 27 Feb 04) An employee called police after the masked man shopped in the store Tuesday, police Lt. Bill Kimminau said. The employee gave a description of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Feb 2004 5:16 PM | read this entry

February 24, 2004

a queer ire for the garbage guys

Kate Jones reports on News.com.au (24 Feb 2004) Gay couple Jason Lawrence and Paul Donoghue say their sexuality led to a breakdown with the local council over rubbish collection. They are taking legal action against their local garbos over claims... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Feb 2004 6:37 PM | read this entry

February 19, 2004

asylum seekers come to Australia, Aussies flee to US

Asylum seekers come to Australia, Aussies flee to US! Yes, it is official, according to this 'Persecuted' Aussies flee to US (By Mark Dunn, News.com.au, 19th Feb, 2004) Privacy reasons prevent authorities detailing specific arguments used by Australians for asylum,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Feb 2004 3:59 PM | read this entry

February 16, 2004

Sydney riot last night

"A day of racial tension spilled over into an evening of violence on the streets of Redfern in inner Sydney last night." Racial tension? What? It said, on Saturday, one 17-year old Aboriginal youth was chased by police when he... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Feb 2004 12:16 PM | read this entry

February 14, 2004

twas all John Kerry's fault?

Okay, not really John Kerry, but it started with the US Presidential Election (2004) thread. A while back, Josh posted a poll about US Presidential Election. Three days later, one of SillyDog701 member, Ryan, informed us John Kerry supports gay... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Feb 2004 8:19 PM | read this entry

February 13, 2004

Ken and Barbie to split?

Okay, I know most boys don't play Barbie, and might wonder who Ken is. Ken is, actually was, Barbie's boyfriend for 43 years. Who do blame? Blaine the Aussie boogie boarder perhaps. So, like most celebrities, Ken and Barbie are... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Feb 2004 12:21 PM | read this entry

January 27, 2004

world's richest refugee - billionaire

A Russian billionaire now has a refugee status in Britain.

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Posted by Antony on 27 Jan 2004 4:12 PM | read this entry

January 26, 2004

MikeRoweSoft is now MikeRoweForums

Sadly MikeRoweSoft.com is now owned by Microsoft. The original MikeRoweSoftDesign is now MikeRoweForums mikeroweforums.com. News articles: Teen agrees to change name of his Web site (Star-Telegram.com) and Teen sees happy ending in row over Web site (Times Colonist) The 17-year-old... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Jan 2004 7:10 PM | read this entry

January 21, 2004

Microsoft has admitted it took things too seriously after bad publicity

Microsoft has admitted it took things 'too seriously' when its lawyers threatened a 17-year-old student Mike Rowe over his domain name (MikeRoweSoft.com). So, Microsoft admitted it after the case received widespread coverage (a.k.a. bad publicity) on the Internet. Microsoft still... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jan 2004 11:43 AM | read this entry

Your name is Mike Rowe, you can't call your website MikeRoweSoft.com, says Microsoft

Microsoft is suing a 17-year-old student for MikeRoweSoft.com. Microsoft claimed they own it.

(read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jan 2004 12:41 AM | read this entry

October 30, 2003

Microsoft fires employee over G5 photos

Reported by MacNN Article, Michael Hanscom was fired because of his blog - Even Microsoft wants G5s. You can read his story in his blog. The presence of Macs on the Microsoft campus isn't a secret (for everything from graphic... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Oct 2003 9:53 PM | read this entry

October 1, 2003

Microsoft was complaining

Microsoft was complaining

(read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Oct 2003 7:20 PM | read this entry

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