"White Australia doesn’t have a sense of belonging to this land, it only has a sense of belonging to establishments, its institutions, and its cities its built here. It doesn’t understand this country."

Finally I’ve gotten a chance to watch Pilger’s Utopia. It’s streaming on SBS on demand for the next three days. If you are an Australian, you need to watch it, just like our Australian of the Year said. 

The above quote, coming very close to the end, is from Robert Eggington founder of the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation in Perth. Nails it, nails it, nails it.

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Nobelius Park Thingy, Emerald, Victoria

austpicious:

I’d like to buy a couple of dozen of these and give them to some very worthy assholes.
Except if they actually read, the Asshole problems probably wouldn’t exist.
But I can dream.

austpicious:

I’d like to buy a couple of dozen of these and give them to some very worthy assholes.

Except if they actually read, the Asshole problems probably wouldn’t exist.

But I can dream.

explore-blog:

The best explanation of net neutrality and why it matters, ever, period. 

Why Mind, Run Away With You?

It’s “amazing” what I can conjure up in my mind … be it an internal story centred around paranoia, or falling in lust with another being; it’s quite a solitary experience that can colour my entire experience/world.

I’m practising recognising that difference, though; the difference between what exists there in the moment, outside of my mind, and what is fabricated in my mind that effects the speed of my heart beat and the adrenaline or endorphins that are created in my body.

I know that the realistic dreaming from the latter can help bring the former into existence, but I’m trying to live outside of my mind when I’m with those situations or people so that I’m reacting to what is, rather expecting the fantasy in my head to line up with what’s in front of me (which surely to leads to defeated expectations and disappointment).

JnJ 88: Quest Log
Adam and Dan

jnjunrelated:

JnJ 88: Quest Log

Life. Adam and Dan discuss the planning (or lack thereof) of one’s life; the social pressures to conform to the norm that exists within one’s friendship group; and the lifestyle that one chooses and/or can tolerate.

Listen on iPhone or iTunes :: Download the MP3 (45:05, 22MB) :: RSS :: Artwork

This week’s show gets a reblog here ‘cause I love it, ‘cause it’s so relevant to this time in my life.

I’m almost 32-years-old at this point, and talking through all this life stuff is really helpful to me, as I start to more genuinely consider my life over a greater span of years.

JnJ 87: Universal Shaming
Adam and Dan

jnjunrelated:

JnJ 87: Universal Shaming

Adam and Dan consider a future where technology enables passive aggressive shaming of anyone in public that strays from the collective norm. Daniel suggests a counter culture to utilise human narcissism, via the use of hashtag, #GoodDeedSelfie. Good Lord.

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Show Notes

Sitting in my rocking chair, smoking my pipe, as I look down upon the YOUTH with an incredulous gaze, as we all get sucked down into the vortex of ego.

merlin:

Edgar Wright - How to Do Visual Comedy By Tony Zhou

I’d be remiss not to link this wonderful tribute to Edgar Wright.

While it’s more than a little reductive to throw all “”American”” comedies under the bus to make the point, I do more than agree that Edgar Wright gets visual comedy on a level that few of his peers—nationality notwithstanding—aren’t comprehending, let alone rivaling.

Far as my own taste runs, yeah, the man’s a bit of a genius.

So grateful for what he’s given us.