Friday, 31 August 2012

Election 2012 - Breaking Conventions.

"Ladies & Gentlemen, the next President of the United Sta-...where'd he go?"

Who cares that the US Presidential election has been considered by some (me) a total bore compared to 2008. We're into conventions and heading for debates and I'm totally hooked. It's starting to heat up. So here's your Bigmouthery update.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Birthday Thanks...

..but even Google remembered my birthday.

A lot of other people did too, and I thank you all. I haven't been on Facebook very much the last few days due to a crushing flu which I'm only now starting to shake, but I did notice all the love and I'm very grateful.

I've been housesitting in Lawnton for a friend of mine, which is a good thing, because I've been as infectious as hell and grumpy as hell's ugly stepsister. For those of you who don't know Lawnton, good. You don't need to know anything about it, other than it smells like sewage and weed. In the delirium of fever I've watched a lot of cable TV, mostly people selling stuff or catching stuff. It's been a little lonely out here, especially with the sick thing, but once again, it was nice to receive birthday greetings and extra lovely to be remembered by my work colleagues at QTC. Cheered what was turning into a pretty meh kinda day.

More soon. Love and more,

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Let's Make a Meme.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Election 2012 - Yawn in the USA.

Y'wanna kiss me? Oh, ooookaaaay...

Recently-departed writer and self-proclaimed 'biographer of America', Gore Vidal once opined that the problem with Australian politics "is that you only ever see the tip of the ice cube." American politics, for all its many flaws, is infinitely more interesting and meaty. Presidential elections are the sweetmeats, tender, flavourful morsels of style, substance and slightly over-cooked metaphor (sorry).

This time around, something appears to be missing. Something is missing. What is it?

Monday, 6 August 2012

Swearing Off Swearing (Contains Swearing).

Shut the squash up, you roasted scarf tinkle!

Bigmouthery is closing in on its fourth birthday. In its time we've discussed things like joy, marriage both gay and straight, the Illuminati, the Apocalypse, America, God, 9/11, Barack Obama, guns, Australian racism, GBH on the English language, pedestrianism and the best potato salad you'll ever eat...among other things.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Why the Olympic Games Suck.

Vas tu frair encule!

The man pictured above is Pierre de Fr├ędy, better known to the world as Baron de Coubertin. He is widely considered to be the father of the modern Olympic Games. As a child I looked forward to the Olympics and I remember de Coubertin's name well because his words were often used to encapsulate the ethos of the games. As London 2012 finishes its first week, I thought it might be a good idea to take a look at some of those words and see how well they jibe with the events of the last seven days.

Guns in America.

Bigmouthery's first six shots with a .357, Feb 2012

Looks like I missed the boat on the guns debate. It's over already. The Olympics have started, so that's what everyone, in this country at least, is talking about. Though there are guns in the Olympics too, so...I dunno. Who can watch people who are upset at winning silver?

It may well be that the TV news cycle has already spun dry the firearm fervour, but the issue of guns in America will not go away. And as someone who's hoping to move there in the coming months, it's an issue that is going to strike close to (new) home. So, let's talk guns.