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This is why Safe Schools matters.

Originally shared by John Samuel

This is why Safe Schools matters.

This is why I DESPISE anyone who tries to end it.
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/rendezview/youre-going-to-die-poofter-and-thats-why-we-need-safe-schools/news-story/ab74fd1b2972c9d0ef7c2607f2984876

Cry me a river #corybernadi

Cry me a river #corybernadi  

The bigoted berk. 

Originally shared by Kerry Wright

"Cory is upset because Opposition Leader Bill Shorten called him a 'homophobe' in a televised exchange at Parliament House this morning. Not to get dramatic, but that is the worst thing to happen to anyone ever in the history of everything. How dare you, Bill Shorten. Calling someone with a long and well-documented history of fighting against the rights of LGBTI people a 'homophobe'! Describing someone who fits the literal dictionary definition of a word with that same word! Can’t a man walk down the street and claim marriage equality will lead to legalised bestiality without people showing some manners? For shame, sir.

It's one thing for someone like Cory Bernardi to have a giant sook about being called a 'homophobe', and to whinge about the dangers of name-calling while simultaneously angling to axe a program that combats anti-LGBTI bullying in schools and stirring up hom…

Feeling especially proud of my employer today.

Three Shades

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Three Shades

WPP2016 - Week 08 - Shades

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron S , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-08-Shades

Pink, Blue, and Human...

Taken at the water playground at Elizabeth Quay.

Three body problem

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Three body problem

WPP2016 - Week 07 - Landscape

+Ken Fowkes,  Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy ,  Robyn King , Rob Masters ,  Bernhard Rembold , Byron S ,  Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-07-Landscape

Perth is blessed with a wide open waterway called the Swan River. Here you can see three parts of it - Freshwater Bay, Melville Water, and Mosman Bay, with Point Walter cutting them apart.

Some of the great characters and scenes from Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens presented by Grey Lantern Productions...

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Some of the great characters and scenes from Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens presented by Grey Lantern Productions at Rigby's. There is one more show on Saturday night.

#saucyjack #FringeWorld #fringeworld2016 #spacevixens






Seen at #FringeWorld #FringeWorld2016

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Seen at #FringeWorld #FringeWorld2016

#auspol #corgi #corybernardi

Last night Alicia Smith​ and I saw Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens at Rigby's Bar and Grill.

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Last night Alicia Smith​ and I saw Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens at Rigby's Bar and Grill.

You can see the inspiration of Rocky Horror, and but it takes that distant inspiration in completely new directions and creates something new, fresh, and just as catchy.

One big aspect of that divergence is that of overall mood. Rocky Horror is just that - a very dark horror dressed up in the glitz of a party. But for all the glitz, it is a very dark and downbeat story.

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens it the exact opposite - it is a bright and upbeat story, that happens to be dressed up as a murder mystery.

If you manage to catch it - where ever it happens to be playing - you will be in for a treat.


Originally shared by Alicia Smith

Grey Lantern Production’s Saucy Jack and The Space Vixens

#spacevixens    #fringeworld   #fringeworld2016  

http://www.fringeworld.com.au/program/event/302d67c5-8dfa-4709-b3a1-f4a45a816261/

Saucy Jack and The Space Vixens is running for two more performances at …

Seen at the Forrest Centre.

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Seen at the Forrest Centre.

I presume it to be an early Ingress agent.

#Ingress

I always wondered!

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I always wondered!

Originally shared by Boing Boing

One of the most mezmerizing GIFs ever answers the mystery of how a sewing machine works https://boingboing.net/2016/02/10/how-a-sewing-machine-works-gi.html

As is often the case, if you enter via this link, you up my chances... :)

As is often the case, if you enter via this link, you up my chances... :)

Some pretty neat stuff in this one.
https://wn.nr/Jm6wNG

Some wonderful retrofuturism via Laura Ess​.

Some wonderful retrofuturism via Laura Ess​.

Originally shared by Laura Ess

Print these and stick them on your walls, then tell visitors they're mementos of past holidays.
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/

Sarcasm is hard to identify? I don't believe it.

Sarcasm is hard to identify? I don't believe it.

Originally shared by Lev Lafayette

A new paper from researchers in India and Australia, "Automatic Sarcasm Detection: A Survey," highlights one of the strangest and ironically most humorous facets of the problems in machine learning and humour. The paper outlines ten years of research efforts from groups interested in detecting sarcasm in online sources. It details the ways that academia has approached the sarcasm problem, including flagging authors and ring-fencing sarcastic data. However, the report concludes that the solution to the problem is not necessarily one of pattern recognition [PDF], but rather a more sophisticated matrix that has some ability to understand context.
http://science.slashdot.org/story/16/02/11/1816208/why-sarcasm-is-such-a-problem-in-artificial-intelligence


If an automatic system can detect sarcasm, then it is arguable (put aside Searle for just a moment) that it may understand sarcasm.
If so, how do …

I had the great pleasure of taking part in this this evening.

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I had the great pleasure of taking part in this this evening.

If there are still any tickets for it going anywhere - give it a go!

Originally shared by Rob Masters

Monroe and Associates
Presented by The Last Great Hunt

In Which Frankie Monroe Must Solve A Mystery Without Knowing Anything

So you're a private eye. Or at least you guess you are. That's what the sign says to the only address you've been given, and the only key you've got fits. That, and your hat, are the only things you're sure of. That, and the fact that someone shot you in the head, which is why you've got amnesia.

And that is how things begin. You walk up to the caravan with your ticket, and the actor/GM/NPC/EverythingElse gives you a bit of a briefing, and then you're on your own.

This remarkable combination of immersive Live Action Role-Playing, theatre, and puzzle solving is totally absorbing - you will scarcely notice the time flying by. The supporting cast (of one) provides a human element to…

Monroe and Associates

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Monroe and Associates
Presented by The Last Great Hunt

In Which Frankie Monroe Must Solve A Mystery Without Knowing Anything

So you're a private eye. Or at least you guess you are. That's what the sign says to the only address you've been given, and the only key you've got fits. That, and your hat, are the only things you're sure of. That, and the fact that someone shot you in the head, which is why you've got amnesia.

And that is how things begin. You walk up to the caravan with your ticket, and the actor/GM/NPC/EverythingElse gives you a bit of a briefing, and then you're on your own.

This remarkable combination of immersive Live Action Role-Playing, theatre, and puzzle solving is totally absorbing - you will scarcely notice the time flying by. The supporting cast (of one) provides a human element to the event, and also provides an in-depth debriefing at the end.

For obvious reasons, I cannot say much about what goes on inside - except to say that there is a…

This evening we saw the last performance of Tubular Bells For Two for this #FringeWorld .

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This evening we saw the last performance of Tubular Bells For Two for this #FringeWorld .

It was amazing, so have a read of Alicia Smith​'s review - which is likewise amazing.

Originally shared by Alicia Smith

Do you know the album by Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells?

Revolutionary for the time, the young musical prodigy created an amazing work - and I remember my music teacher in 1978 playing us the bit that everyone knows, or should know and telling us this was an important piece of music.

You know, where the instruments are named and then played with the recurring theme. Of course bits of the album were used in the Exorcist and the London Olympics and so forth.

 I heard the whole album, both sides, and on vinyl and cd. I play it quite often and its successor albums, dvds, other works by Oldfield. And always under the impression that if played live you need a lot of people, and possibly a pipe band for some of the later pieces. 

How wrong I was. When I heard that Tubular Bells for Two was…

Via Kitten KaboodleInc​

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Via Kitten KaboodleInc​

Wes Hardaker​ has put together an amazing collage of shots from... Well, I'll let him tell the story.

Originally shared by Wes Hardaker

Prague: The City Of Love?
Prague, CZ 

Asking a photographer “Is it ok if we leave you on the street while we duck into that store for a few minutes [while you sit here all alone on this busy street]?” is a bit like asking a musician if they wouldn’t mind taking a break on this piano bench for a bit. I was lucky enough to be the recipient of that question while wandering the streets of Prague and immediately found a place to set up camp [i.e., my camera]. Since it was a hot day, and there was a wonderful shaded cafe right on the edge of one of Prague’s cobblestone streets, I decided to set up my camp camera inside the cafe’s shaded patio and shoot while sipping a cappuccino. Grueling work, I tell ya. Grueling.

Within moments I saw a pattern emerge in the crowds walking past my enforced afternoon oasis: a huge percentage of people …

"Delicious Ice Flow"

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"Delicious Ice Flow"

WPP2016 - Week 06 - Flowing

+Ken Fowkes,  Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy ,  Robyn King , Rob Masters ,  Bernhard Rembold , Byron S ,  Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell


#WPP2016

#WPP2016-Wk-06-Flowing

SooC with Alicia Smith​'s 60mm macro lens, this is some of Simmo's signature cinnamon ginger ice cream, with nuts and slowly flowing chocolate sauce.

If you are not in W.A., Simmo's Ice Cream is a Mandurah institution, and totally delicious. We are blessed with three master frozen dessert manufacturers here, the other two being Gusto Gelato in Leederville, and Miller's Ice Cream in Cowaramump. Please don't ask me to choose!

Hubbub - The Mandurah Fringe Mini-festival

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Hubbub - The Mandurah Fringe Mini-festival

Hubbub is the Mandurah extension of #FringeWorld and presents a selection of the more popular shows, and a few specialties for the location. Centered around the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, it brings some of the colour and pageantry of Fringe World to the Peel Region.

We've just attended "Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox", performed by Michael Griffiths​​ - See Alicia Smith​​'s review for more on that.

In the early evening we get some street performance in the form of acrobats from beneath the sea, including a stilt-walking jellyfish! We also have much better food options, with an home cooked foods van (DinnerPeace) and the baked spud van just outside the centre.

If you are in the area, or have missed a show in Perth, give Hubbub a go - it is sure to be fun!

#Hubbub






Scoobystralia

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Originally shared by Paul Snedden

Scoobystralia

What's seen cannot be unseen!

We've all seen the Dog Head / Cat Head map of #Australia. If you haven't, it's here (https://plus.google.com/+PaulSnedden/posts/NKFTNU7Txof)

Well, someone has taken it to a whole new level.

Australia is really Scooby Doo!

Happy Friday

#AboutAustralia - http://goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collections/gRdpR

via Julie Wills

Possible OP - https://goo.gl/G81iKw

New Simon's Cat!

New Simon's Cat!

Originally shared by Simon's Cat

NEW FILM! - 'Tough Love' (A Valentine's Special)

'A curious cat lands himself in big trouble!'

Featuring an all new character, based on Simon's real life cat Maisy!

#valentinesday2016   #Love   #ToughLove   #SimonsCat  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nd01DwuHwE

Shaun Tan is a wonderful artist, and attracts amazingly wonderful fans.

Shaun Tan is a wonderful artist, and attracts amazingly wonderful fans.

How do I know? Just read the comment on the original post by the brave and loquacious Salome Doyle, which is a work of art in itself.

Originally shared by Shaun Tan

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Tram stop, Brunswick West , oil 20 x 15cm

The last line burns: "I'm not sure I can do this anymore."

Originally shared by John Samuel

The last line burns: "I'm not sure I can do this anymore."
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2016/feb/03/these-are-the-37-babies-being-sent-to-live-in-the-camp-that-john-built

David Pope at his best.

Originally shared by John Samuel

David Pope at his best.
https://twitter.com/Henry_Belot/status/694833552144269312

Alicia Smith and i went to this amazing one-off event this evening - and still had the brainpower afterwards to...

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Alicia Smith and i went to this amazing one-off event this evening - and still had the brainpower afterwards to write a review - something I did not!

Originally shared by Alicia Smith

Nosferatu with live score composed and played by Viola Dana.

This was an amazing experience down at Scarborough Beach at the Sunset Verandah - Big Top tonight. You unfortunately don't have the chance to see this performance at the rest of the Fringe as it was one night only. Not the usual Fringe 1 hour show. Not something the performers could do over and over - this is intense work.

They played a very good restoration of the classic horror film Nosferatu, and the band provided the score to it - live and with no stops.

This adds true intensity to cinema. For nearly two hours the band played constantly building the sound picture and the soul of the film.

As the band took their bows, it was clear that despite making it look and sound easy, playing to an unremitting conductor was physically and mentally exhaus…

Here's a look inside the Sad Clown show at #FringeWorld2016

Here's a look inside the Sad Clown show at #FringeWorld2016

You will have already seen my review. We'll be back there Wednesday night. Come along if you can!

#clownunder #kevin #cry
https://goo.gl/photos/P46kmrJ8eXxnMXQe8

Resharing for public consumption.

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Resharing for public consumption.

See this show if you can.

#clownunder   #fringeworld   #kevin   #onions   #cry  

Originally shared by Rob Masters

Puddles Pity Party

Puddles Pity Party Sad Clown 

Based on a cover of 'Mad World' with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, we decided to give Puddles Pity Party a go.

To adapt a quote attributed to Kitty Carlisle by They Might Be Giants "If you one Fringe show this year, there's something terribly wrong with you!" Seriously though, Puddles would be the one to pick.

Why?

Firstly he has one of the most gorgeous voices on the planet. Rich and smooth and powerful. Combine this with a phenomenal stage presence and sense of theatre. Finally, cap it off with the most amazing sensitivity to to audience. This is one clown you will not be scared of.

Throughout the show he does not speak - only sings (and occasional mime). His self-deprecating character is expressed through song and in his interactions with audience members - many of …

Puddles Pity Party

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Puddles Pity Party

Puddles Pity Party Sad Clown 

Based on a cover of 'Mad World' with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, we decided to give Puddles Pity Party a go.

To adapt a quote attributed to Kitty Carlisle by They Might Be Giants "If you see only one Fringe show this year, there's something terribly wrong with you!" Seriously though, Puddles would be the one to pick.

Why?

Firstly he has one of the most gorgeous voices on the planet. Rich and smooth and powerful. Combine this with a phenomenal stage presence and sense of theatre. Finally, cap it off with the most amazing sensitivity to the audience. This is one clown you should not be scared of.

Throughout the show he does not speak - only sings (and occasional mime). His self-deprecating character is expressed through song and in his interactions with audience members - many of whom will find themselves on stage at some point or another.

The one hour show features more music than I can count, and  some wonderf…