Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Struggling flight attendants strip off

Mexicana Airlines Flight attendant calendar

Flight attendants from bankrupt airline Mexicana release sexy 
calendar to raise money after the carrier suspended operations.


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Kick Gallery Presents

Alison Binks
Beneath, Beyond

Opening 6-8pm Thursday December 2 2010

Exhibition runs November 30 – December 18

Alison Binks’ Beneath, Beyond is an exhibition of paintings that depict elemental parts of the natural world – in particular, the sky and sea. Familiar yet ephemeral in subject, the technique and composition of Binks’ works allow enough space and abstraction to capture our imagination and allow it to roam. 

At the time of commencing this new series of paintings Binks was contemplating motherhood and later preparing for the birth of her first child. In this time of readjustment her thoughts when painting were centered around the quietness and peace that she felt would inevitably be lost with this change. Binks sought the quality of calmness and found it emerging in the paintings.  Even the seas, with their constant movement, seem to slow down and there is stillness and quiet for a moment. The result of this cathartic, meditative period of time, led Binks toward producing a series of works that have a calming static quality, as if time has stood still.

Alison Binks has traveled widely and exhibited on numerous occasions in New York and also in the United Kingdom where she undertook an artist residency in Kent. In recent years Binks has exhibited at Brightspace Gallery in St Kilda. Beneath, Beyond is Binks’ first exhibition with Kick Gallery. To preview the works in the exhibition on-line please visit www.kickgallery.com/alison-binks/works

Beneath, Beyond runs until December 18 2010.

Kick Gallery is located at 4 Peel Street Collingwood & open tue-fri 11am-6pm & sat 12-5pm.
For further information please contact Kick Gallery at info@kickgallery.com or visit

Images below:

Water 2
Oil on canvas
84 x 84cm

Sky 7
Oil on canvas
84 x 84cm




Monday, November 29, 2010

Keys and Gaga offline on Twitter for charity

lady gaga
Alicia Keys and Lady Gaga take charity work 
seriously, and they're going offline to prove it.

Black Market Price Of Your Personal Info

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, shoppers have been busily snagging bargains across the Web and in stores. For $500, you can purchase a 40-inch Samsung LCD television that usually retails for $850 at Sears. The same $500 could buy you a wealthy individual's banking login details on the black market.
In the dark corners of the Internet, fraudsters freely buy and sell this sort of info; in many cases, the prices are startlingly low. Information security firm RSA recently took a stroll through the underground market for personal details. On the low end, they found CVV2 data sets - which include a 16-digit credit card number, the card's special security code, billing address, expiration date and name--selling for as little as $1.50. On the high end, they discovered bank account logins selling for as much as $1,000. MORE

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Food we love to hate . . .

chicken feet

JILL DUPLEIX    |    It's amazing how many foods people have issues with. 

Friday, November 26, 2010

who is . . .


prag·mat·ic (prg-mtk)
1. Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
2. Philosophy Of or relating to pragmatism.
3. Relating to or being the study of cause and effect in historical or political events with emphasis on the practical lessons to be learned from them.
4. Archaic
a. Active; busy.
b. Active in an officious or meddlesome way.
c. Dogmatic; dictatorial.
1. A pragmatic sanction.
2. Archaic A meddler; a busybody.

[Latin prgmaticusskilled in business, from Greek prgmatikos, from prgma, prgmat-deed, from prssein, prg-to do.]

prag·mati·cal adj.
prag·mati·cal·ly adv.

pragmatic [prægˈmætɪk]
1. advocating behaviour that is dictated more by practical consequences than by theory or dogma
2. (Philosophy) Philosophy of or relating to pragmatism
3. involving everyday or practical business
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or concerned with the affairs of a state or community
5. Rare interfering or meddlesome; officious Also (for senses 3, 5) pragmatical
[from Late Latin prāgmaticus, from Greek prāgmatikos from pragma act, from prattein to do]
pragmaticality  n
pragmatically  adv

Flattery is like friendship in show, but not in fruit


picture via Pedro Figueiredo Xavier


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Friday 26th November 2010.

Due to the large amount of traffic this post - see below - has generated I feel it appropriate to add  a little clarity.

  • At NO TIME have I had a personal issue with Mr Cody!
  • At NO TIME have I had ANY personal interaction with Mr Cody
  • At NO TIME have I introduced AB to Mr Cody nor suggested they interact in any way
  • My dealings with Mr Cody have been absolutely professional - aside from a discrepancy over payment - I have ALWAYS had an absolute admiration for Mr Cody and his abilities in commerce, I consider him a pioneer in Australian Business, brilliant.
If Mr Cody is unfortunate enough to have become entangled in my personal affairs, my sincerest apologies, unfortunately AB is as determined as she is demented. The problems that AB and I experienced are unfortunate - not public - deeply personal. I have no control - nor do I want any - over AB's actions. The NSW police force has on numerous occasions been informed of her behavior and has stoically chosen to do nothing.

I am currently 1000km away from AB and still live in fear of her appearing in my life, i would not wish her inflicted on anyone, Mr Cody included. 

My apologies also go to those who have felt the fallout of this personal drama - it has been completely unnecessary to have others involved. Again,  I have on several occasion attempted to point out AB's horrid tactic of dragging family and friends into this dispute - the NSW police force  unfortunately has NO interest. Cody, KT, CX, BM, CD, DG, SP, DC again my apologies. 

AB has been served with a Final Notice to Pay her debt to me - it is extremely likely she will escalate her personal harassment until this matter reaches court. It is my intention to have - as stated for the past 12 months - this matter settled in court, the Appropriate Court.

In no way does this post indicate a threat or intimidation, under civil law I have every right to pursue any debt owed to me, and i intend to exercise that legal right!

If after all of this you find this page offensive - CLUE - stop opening it, you are here voluntarily, this page has not been forwarded by any carrier to any specific person!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The short question is why is his name back in my life ? Pierce Cody . .

The short answer is - On seeking a reference Paul Fishmann spoke briefly to fellow YPO'er Pierce Cody, PC gave a less than glowing reference - in fact he stated that I had stolen from him - a lesser reference I can't imagine.

My Position at Macro was as a Contracted Independent Consultant, at NO time was I employed by Macro.

OK - the short version out of the way, these are the facts.

  • On average I was posting invoices of $15,000 a month to Macro - A company with 8 outlets and a turnover in excess of $5,000,000 a month - Mr Cody's specious allegation is that I defrauded Macro of $118- one hundred and eighteen dollars! I had witnessed this non-payment tactic by Mr Cody to struggling Organic Suppliers - however never believed it would happen to me.
  • In September 2008, while contracted to Macro Pty Ltd - Pierce Cody via his payroll team WITHDREW $10,000 from my bank account
  • In the same month I was forced to pay - The CFO and Operations Managers refused to set up accounts for or sign cheques to purchase furniture for the fitout of Macros new Mona Vale Store - let me re state: I was clearly instructed by both the CFO and the Operations Manager that I would Have to Pay for cafe furniture out of my own pocket and be reimbursed by Macro.
  • In June 2008 Brett Blundy employed an Exit Strategist to remove himself from Macro
  • By July 2008 Mr Blundy had proceeded down this track and was intent on leaving the business.
  • In August 2008 I requested a meeting with Mr Blundy to rectify what I considered a poor decision, Mr Blundy was of the opinion that saving his friendship with the then untenable Mr Cody was more important than his business liaison. I pointed out that unfortunately the two went hand in hand - if Mr Blundy Exited Macro, Mr Cody would become insolvent, and an insolvent Mr Cody would not be a worthy buddy - the conclusion of this meeting was that Mr Blundy had no choice but to see the business through to a successful sale.
This last point is the one that holds the most grief for me . . . . .
In our lives we often make bad decisions - we often make statements we wish could be simply erased - this conversation should never have taken place.

to be continued . . . . .

PS: Chambers Corrs Westgarth my phone numer is on file !

Coming up: accusations that i put a HIT out on pc via the russian mafia

Joseph has dreams where he predicts reigning over his brothers. The brothers decide to sell Joseph into slavery. Potiphar's wife accuses him of trying to rape her, and he is sent to prison. MORE

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The most controversial song ever?

The Prodigy
mcsixtyfive A track by British dance act The Prodigy 
has been voted the most controversial 
song of all time in a new poll.


What do you think of Google's new rating system for the Android Market?
In a few weeks' time, Google's Android Market will begin displaying one of four possible content ratings -- All, Pre-teen, Teen and Mature -- for each application available on the market.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Though initially a minor holiday, Hanukkah has become one of the paradigmatic Jewish holidays. How much do you know about Hanukkah? MORE>

Best fight ever


Considered one of the best boxing bouts of the 20th century 

See the thrilling end of a brutal fight, watch the punishing 
last rounds and listen to interviews 
with Ali immediately post-fight... 

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. 
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