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Posts by Geoffrey Firmin

Its got more flavour than Wheat and its healthier for you.
That is one of the best journalistic accounts of Vietnam I have ever read Read it in 1981 and Heart of Darkness then went to see the documentary about Australian camera man Neil Davis One Crowed Hour tis then went to see Apocalypse Now. Why? Well I wanted to understand what my old man went through in the Pacific Theatre between 1942-45. Conclusion until there is full body suit immersion in virtual reality forget you can never really understand what they went...
Oli I understand where you coming from but have you ever been to a museum? The objects on display all have narratives attached to them. The story of how they were made, who used them, who kept them and the emotional investment they attached to them.Then they enter a system which exhibits them for their historical and social content and context to and how that fits into an overall narrative history of the nation. The point I was making is that we all have objects that...
Oh to be young and cyclical again. Not.
Tom Ford Noir?
Does anyone have any items of clothing with stories attached to them? Family heirlooms that belonged to a Father, Grandfather, Uncle? At a dinner last night I was talking with a mate and the subject came up. I had a tie that has an interesting provenance. It was bought in Chicago in 1950 and arrived in Sydney in 1951. It was a definitive hard bop tie red silk with a flamboyant pattern like a triple bird wing spiralling out for the centre in blue yellow and green it was...
Tonight home made pizzas with Beechworth Wood Park Pinot Noir 2011 Chargrilled Asparagus Green Olives strips of Le Maitres Comtois Intense and Italian Mozzarella Chargrilled Aubergines Sun Dried Tomatoes Caramelised Red Onions Swiss Brown Mushrooms aged Meredith Goats Chevre and Italian Mozzarella All served on Spelt bases with Tomato passata
Any Mambo Loud shirts lurking in the wardrobe?
Read it when it came out throughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended.
75 TIGERMAN by Nick Harkaway an entertaining and enjoyable read combing elements of environmental politics, evil opportunist politics, platonic love and play in the superhero genre. As far as consigning it to a specific genre i wonder about it. Its not realist or even SiFi so Fabulism with out the magic realist elements i guess.
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