Thursday, December 14, 2006

Spelling Nazi

I love Will Smith. Years ago at the Ali premiere in Melbourne I was lucky enough to be sitting across the aisle from him and he actually stayed for the whole movie which was surprising. Don't ask me what the movie was like because I was too busy watching Will - watching Will.

Anyway, that aside, I have a bone to pick.

His new movie is called 'The pursuit of happyness'. I know it's not his fault but OMG!! every time I see it I get pissed off that Hollywood is plastering our bus shelters with poor spelling. Yes, yes I know it's deliberate - his character is probably dyslexic or something - but half the flipping English-speaking world already have spelling issues and most of them aren't going to see this movie to know that it's deliberate. Instead they will carry on in their happy-go-lucky phonetic spelling ways, texting utter gibberish and relying on Microsoft to get them through school.

Rant not over yet.

Today I was in a perfume store and all the shopgirls had aprons on with the cheery message 'its beginning to look a lot like Christmas'. Tomorrow you may see a news story about a girl attacking said shopgirls with a texta filling in the missing apostrophe. Who hits 'print' on that shit? Doesn't anyone check???

To break it down one last time. If you are abbreviating 'it is' you use the apostrophe (it's). If not then leave it alone.

Rant over...for now.

Even Google agrees.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Please allow me to be a little bit indulgent and talk about something that possibly no one else is interested in but this is my blog so...suck it up.

I went to the Kylie concert last night in Melbourne grasping my $140 ticket that said 24th May 2005 on it because that was the original date of her show and then (well we all know what happened).

It was a Monday night. I've got a cold and I was running around like an idiot all day so I couldn't really be bothered with the whole concert thing...but when she came out I actually had to fight back tears.

I realised last night that I've been going to Kylie concerts for nearly 20 years which makes me old but makes her older and she absolutely RAWKED! What a comeback...what an amazing woman and what the hell were those costumes about??

About 6 weeks ago my sister got diagnosed with lymphoma. She was sitting next to me with her little bald head under a hat and scarf. She's got about 6 weeks of treatment left and then she's got to pull her shit together and start a new life. I hope that Kylie inspired her last night. If she can do a tenth of what Kylie has done since treatment, she'll kick ass.

So thanks for coming back and finishing what you started Kylie. The costumes were dubious and, let's face it so are some of your older songs, but I loved them then and I love them now for all their cheesy gay-anthem glory. You are gorgeous and I truly wish you all the best.