urban creature: December 2004

Sunday, December 19, 2004
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!!

I'm off to Perth tomorrow to celebrate Christmas with my family and to enjoy my 3 weeks off work relaxing on the perfect beaches and catching up with all my Perth friends (well, the ones who haven't moved to Melbourne anyway).

Needless to say I won't be updating this blog while I'm over there.

Billy will be spending the Christmas and New Year period partying hard, sleeping in and being a contestant on the Price is Right.

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Saturday, December 18, 2004
Billy meets Sam Newman

Billy kicks one for the team.

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Friday, December 10, 2004
Unsolicited faxes
Unsolicited faxes are incredibly annoying. And today, when thinking about telling the people who sent me something about a "3 day diet" this via a return fax, I found that they don't actually list their fax number. They don't even have a listing in the white pages.

And while their ARBN is legit, there seems no way to be able to contact these creaps - besides snail mail. I wonder why?

So in my frustration I wrote an email to a business on the same floor as them and asked them to pass it on (or at least pass on their fax number to me). I have yet to hear back from them.

Any company that sends me unsolicited faxes at work shall have their name listed here on my blog for the world to see and to shame. And if I'm lucky, after a bit of investigation I might even publish their fax and phone numbers.

Today's fax was brought to you by...

Insiders Australia Ltd
19/207 Kent Street, Sydney 2000
ARBN 107 406 388

If anyone knows their fax or phone numbers please let me know.

  Scribbled by urban creature @ 7:44 pm - [Permanent Link] 22 comments

Sunday, December 05, 2004
Older gay men
There is nothing in the world like hanging out with older gay men. Or at least the ones I know. Their anecdotes are usually entertaining but also rather embarrassing - especially if they've had a few too many and they're not aware of how loud their voice has become. They seem to be able, despite their ageing years, be incredibly quick and poignant with their well-crafted witty (and also bitchy) comments. They have an innate ability to remember every line of every camp Hollywood flick and every line of every song sung by a 20th century diva. SIDE NOTE: I have an entire Shirley Bassey greatest hits album playing in my head right now.

I think it's important for younger gay men to associate with older gay men. I'm not meaning in a sugar-daddy type situation. I mean associate in a more platonic fashion. Once we get past seeing all older gay men as sleazy ogars drooling at us from their well-impressioned bar stools, we can actually start to see their importance as role models in our community (and besides, it might shock you to realise this, but not all old gay men find you attractive). Heterosexual men usually source their role models from their families. For gay men this is seldomly the case so we have to look elsewhere. Some older gay men retire gracefully, some party hard until their livers explode. Some have been in relationships for 50 plus years. Others are terrified of being in relationships. What they all have in common is that they've survived so far.

Gay men tend to fear growing old more than the straight population. This is partially due to our disconnection with the older generations of gay men.

  Scribbled by urban creature @ 9:46 pm - [Permanent Link] 0 comments

Friday, December 03, 2004
Is Howard going soft?
I don't know about the rest of you but I am getting this nagging feeling that the Howard government has gone a little soft of late. The strong rhetoric seems to have faded away after their fourth election victory.

This seems rather politically odd... considering they have a renewed "mandate" to keep pushing their right-wing, pro-war, neo-economic agenda. The first year of the election cycle is usually used to do all the controversial and politically risky stuff in order to leave enough time for the voter to forget about it at the next election. The agenda pushing is likely to be left until after June 30 next year when the Coalition controls the Senate. In the meantime they are appear to be softening the rhetoric either to save their energy for the right-wing legislative Armageddon or for some other reason I can't quite put my finger on.

Are there moderate backbenchers who need to be appeased in order to guarantee their support during after June 30?

Is Howard attempting to, after his success in swollowing up One Nation, now turning his sights on Democrat voters?

Or is he just getting the electorate ready for the likes of Costello, or simply giving us a slight breather before he gives Abbott the keys to the Lodge?

I really don't know at this stage. But it's scaring the shit out of me.

  Scribbled by urban creature @ 9:00 pm - [Permanent Link] 1 comments

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