Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Excerpts from Elroy’s online Dating Profile #3

I had pretty much forgotten that I was posting this stuff over here, mostly because apart from the odd interaction with possible scam accounts things have been pretty quiet over on my okcupid profile… and this section will go some way as to explaining why. I figure that I’ll just keep posting this stupidity here […]

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Excerpts from Elroy’s online Dating Profile #2

I installed a security plugin here on elroyonline after I spent a couple of days cleaning the script ridden code of a friend’s site after it was breached and turned into some kind of torrent hosting node… anyway, that plugin just alerted me to an attempted attack on this site, and also that some stuff […]

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Excerpts from Elroy’s online Dating Profile #1

A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to have a visit from the lovely Van Badham. Over some wine (on my part) and intellectual (on her part) discussion we eventually stumbled onto the topic of online dating. Van immediately pulled out her phone and we started going through the profiles of prospective mates. Mercilessly […]

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Powers Cosmic: What’s the hold up?

So, what’s the state of play with Powers Cosmic? It’s been pretty quiet, at least as far as the view from the outside is concerned, but the fact is that for months I’d been working on cleaning up the existing episodes and preparing them for broadcast on a local television station. That all came to […]

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EOL: Voight-Kampff

My latest check up with the eye surgeon was this morning. For the most part the grafts have healed about as well as can be expected. And the anticipation was that today we’d begin the process of removing the remaining dozen or so sutures from my left eye. Of course, I’ve had this conversation with […]

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Series: Welcher & Welcher

When it comes to making television, we Australians suck. Apart from epic wartime dramas, the Australian content that appears on our screens is more often than not low brow and insulting attempts at comedy, which is designed to (and successfully) appeals to… well, morons. Yes, I’m looking at you KATH AND KIM fans. Over the […]

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DVD: Follow ups, Sequels and Series No.1

I don’t really like going back and reviewing sequels, or continuations of titles that I’ve already visited. Too often it feels like you’re just saying the same thing about the same things. But there are titles that I feel deserve a mention, so from time to time I’m going to be doing this kind of […]

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Series: The Venture Brothers

One of the reasons I love trawling the Madman catalogue is that it’s full of undiscovered gems. Undiscovered by me that is. But from time to time there’s a movie or a show that I am well aware of and, for whatever reason, have either actively avoided (usually because of some preconceived idea about the […]

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Ouch: There’s nothing in my eye… Anymore!

Back in May 2007, along with a new cornea, I had 16 stitches sown into my right eye. This morning, some 29 months later, I had the remaining 12 removed. For my right eye at least, the process is almost complete (the left has 16 stitches still… oh, and a cornea). The removal of the […]

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Movie: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Imagine, if you will, that somewhere in Hollywood a mad scientist has managed to splice the DNA of Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg. Now imagine that from this unholy union not one, but two beings are formed: One an elite, super fit, film-maker, with the ability to tell powerful, beautifully depicted and emotionally rich stories […]

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