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2008-02-13 01:38 pm
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Sorry.




I am sorry that the indigenous people of this land have gone through so much suffering as a result of our invasion and inhabitation of Australia.  The methods of dealing with the resulting social issues were barbaric, brutal, uncaring and inconsiderate of family ties and cultural beliefs.  The way forward can only be by saying sorry, and recognising that our ancestors should have treated indigenous people with more respect.

I am very pleased that Kevin Rudd's government has gone forward with their election promise.  Thank you for doing what Howard should have done a long time ago when the idea first arose.  Im glad that my vote has made a difference.
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2007-03-03 10:58 pm

Help to get Weird Al inducted!

If you're going to see Weird Al whilst he is in Australia, you could help get him inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by collecting signatures.

Just go to this website and contact the people involved to act as a volunteer.  Do your bit for Nerdy Greatness!  There's no current volunteer for the Perth concert, nor Canberra or some in NSW.
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2006-08-10 07:17 am
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The Galloway Interview

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Having been reading up on the situation in the middle east at the moment, I've been gradually coming round to the same point of view as George Galloway. Worth taking a look at http://www.ifamericansknew.org/ as well.
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2006-07-20 07:17 pm
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hobolicious

<td align="center"> Whooz_Queen --
[adjective]:

Like in nature to a train-riding hobo

'How will you be defined in the dictionary?' at QuizGalaxy.com</td>
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2006-07-02 12:50 am

Big Brother - Charges, Where Art Thou?

http://www.ausculture.com/2006/07/01/breaking_big_brother_news_story_ash_john_removed_f/

I just want to know when the two guys are going to be charged with sexual assault. Instead of being very hush hush about it, Big Brother should have sent the police in the contestants' direction, no if buts or maybe, issued a statement that supported Camilla and so on.

You know, do the right thing - not the Wall of Doom they have at the moment, with the PR crafted exit statement and the closing down of the forums. The information is out there, guys, just deal with it.

I hope Camilla wins the competition this year. God knows she's been through enough petty bullying and other crapola by those vapid models and footyplayer types that are in the house. UGH. Worst year ever for BB in terms of contestants.

Update: Behind Big Brother are reporting that the show will be removed from air immediately, with the money being split between the remaining contestants! No eviction tonight, being replaced by a couple of other shows.
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2006-06-05 11:20 am

Goddamn I hate colds

Your results:
You are Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi
68%
Mace Windu
68%
Qui-Gon Jinn
67%
Lando Calrissian
63%
Han Solo
62%
Chewbacca
62%
Luke Skywalker
58%
Yoda
55%
R2-D2
55%
Princess Leia
54%
You are civilized, calm, and
have a good sense of humor,
even when those around you don't.
You can hold your own in a fight,
but prefer it when things
don't get too exciting.


(This list displays the top 10 results out of a possible 21 characters)


Click here to take the "Which Star Wars character are you?" quiz...

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2006-05-02 06:42 pm
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Stephen Colbert - you bloody legend

Unless you're interested in such things, you may have missed the news about the speech given by the Daily Show's Stephen Colbert at the annual Whitehouse Correspondents' Dinner. This event has been running for many years, and is usually celebrated with a couple of comedy performances, gently ribbing the President of the day, sometimes by the President himself.

"It was balls-alicious," Jon Stewart said. "Apparently he was under the impression that they'd hired him to do what he does every night on television"--that is, make fun of conservatives, public officials and the press in the guise of an O'Reillyesque talk show host.

"We've never been prouder of him, but HOLY ----," Stewart added.

He also described the annual dinner as "where the President and the press corps consummate their loveless marriage."

Stephen Colbert gave the speech of a lifetime with George Bush only a few feet away. If you haven't seen it, go now and read the damn transcript.

Or watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcIRXur61II

MEDIA IGNORES SPEECH

The most interesting result of Colbert's appearance is the media's decision not to make a mention of it. Hardly a blip in the day after, a particularly surprising move when you consider that Colbert delivered much of his speech directly to the President, who was sitting a few steps away, in front of an audience of 2400 members of the media and guests.

BUYING INTO THE RIGHT WING GOOD OL GEORGE NARRATIVE

Chris Durang - "The media's ignoring Colbert's effect at the White House Correspondents Dinner is a very clear example of what others have called the media's penchant for buying into the conservative/rightwing "narrative."

From Colbert's speech: "Let's review the rules. Here's how it works. The president makes decisions, he’s the decider. The press secretary announces those decisions, and you people of the press type those decisions down. Make, announce, type. Put them through a spell check and go home. Get to know your family again. Make love to your wife. Write that novel you got kicking around in your head. You know, the one about the intrepid Washington reporter with the courage to stand up to the administration. You know -- fiction."

Durang continues: "In this instance, the "narrative" is that President Bush, for all his missteps, has a darling sense of humor and is a real regular guy, able to poke delightful fun at himself and his penchant for mis-using and mispronouncing words.

Who cares if he lied to start a war? (Or chose to ignore all contrary opinion, which as far as war-starting goes, is pretty crummy.) Who cares if he declares he's above the law, and according to the Boston Globe yesterday there are something like 750 laws he's decided don't apply to him as "Commander-in-Chief"?

The Globe article's first sentence: "President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office, asserting that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution."

If the President doesn't obey the law, what the heck is he? He's a dictator in a coup, I think -- but no matter, according to the media, he's A-DOR-ABLE!"

THANK YOU STEPHEN COLBERT

Many people who felt that the media ignored one of the most important moments in comedy history, have decided to send thanks to Stephen through a website: http://thankyoustephencolbert.org/
20,000 comments and counting....
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2005-06-24 08:41 pm

Enchantarama

witch
You are an Enchantress, somewhat an enigma,
you would love to change the world. You hold
strong views and, would love nothing more, to
use your magic to change the world around you.
When in conversation, you listen, take on their
comments, and fantasise how you could improve
things. Quite the idealist, you think you have
all the answers, whether for right or wrong.
You hold your intellect high, and believe you
can change the world! In a relationship, you
need a partner of high intellect.

The world
and you, often seems at odds, with you
frequently seeing things from a different point
of view.

You have a connection with nature,
often stating, that things will take their
natural course. Nevertheless, secretly, you
would like to use nature to your own
ends.

Your good points are that you are
intelligent, instigative and thoughtful and
your bad points are, you can be single-minded,
misled and remorseless.

You feel that your
superior knowledge should astound everyone
around you; and you wish for respect from your
peers.


Are you a Princess, Enchantress, Faerie, Mermaid or Toad? (with pictures!)
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I've bought Rome: Total War. Its more difficult than I expected. Haven't decided yet whether this is a good thing or a bad thing. I like RTS games because they allow me to think and relax. Perhaps its just stressful because of the steep learning curve. Perhaps Im a little tired after work.

In other news, the dept where I used to work, told me today that they had some extra part time work and wished that I was available because I would get it done in three quarters of the time taken by every other temp they've had. Yay!

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2005-04-15 07:05 pm

I am a Laaaady.

Manny
You are Manny, patient, kindly and full of surprise
talents.


Who Am I? Which Bill Bailey are you?
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2004-09-04 01:22 pm

UWA Quiz Night

The Unisfa quiz night is at the UWA Tavern on Thursday, 16th of September. 7:00pm
for a 7:30pm start.

Tables of six - we can book and get the price of $5 per ticket, instead of $7.

Only two rounds are sci-fi questions, the rest will be general.

Shiv and Roger? Want to play? Ruza says she's interested, but doesn't know about Craig, so we may have to find a subsitute. Perhaps Raif?
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2004-08-16 06:31 pm

Squeee!

You are Colombia (Little Nell)
You are Colombia. You rock in that special way only
the squeaky can.


Which Rocky Horror character are you?
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2004-08-07 12:25 pm

Mother Earth: Air Popped Popcorn

YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

Mother Earth are now making bags of air popped corn, which I bought yesterday to give a go. One of those experiments to find snacks that I like which are somewhat healthy. Very little fat involved, virtually no sugar! Yay! Im trying the sea salt flavour this weekend, I might have a go at another flavour next weekend.

I also like the apple chips that they make as well. Vanilla or plain varieties. Haven't ventured into the cinnamon flavoured ones as yet. Kinda chewy pieces of dried apple. Definitely not for everyone, but I like them.
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2004-07-14 07:14 pm

Phear me! Mwahaahahahahaa!

Wackiness: 18/100
Rationality: 34/100
Constructiveness: 52/100
Leadership: 52/100

You are an SEDF--Sober Emotional Destructive Follower. This makes you an evil genius. You are extremely focused and difficult to distract from your tasks. With luck, you have learned to channel your energies into improving your intellect, rather than destroying the weak and unsuspecting.

Your friends may find you remote and a hard nut to crack. Few of your peers know you very well--even those you have known a long time--because you have expert control of the face you put forth to the world. You prefer to observe, calculate, discern and decide. Your decisions are final, and your desire to be right is impenetrable.

You are not to be messed with. You may explode.

Quiz from here:
http://hokev.brinkster.net/quiz/default.asp?quiz=Better+Personality&page=1
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2004-06-22 07:05 pm

Nationalism? Its against our very nature!

Bloody *spit spit* John Howard. He's now insisting that Australian schools fly the flag and "wouldn't mind it" if they also made the kiddies sing the national anthem *every day*.

Fuck. Off.

Here's just one more reason to vote Labour, vote Anyone But Howard this coming election. Since when did Australia try to emulate the United States in their ridiculous levels of nationalism? Our nation isn't like that - forcing kids to sing a song every day to show their national pride. That's brainwashing, not national pride.

When I was 11, going on 12, my grade seven teacher made my government school class say the lord's prayer every morning whilst standing next to our desks. The teacher, a Mr EFS, was a class A bully....oh, and you know, a stalwart of the church, too. *eyeball roll* So he thought it would do us a bit of good to say the lord's prayer every morning.

I was a very shy child, a good student, a quiet student. I did what the teachers told me to do, but I wouldn't do this. I hadn't believed in the existence of a supreme being (or any being for that matter) for a while, but this was my first year of truly making that belief public. So I refused to say the prayer. And every morning, that damn teacher would eyeball me in anger as I stood there and stared at the blackboard in silence.

Telling kids that they "have to" fly the flag or sing the national anthem every morning is bullying, nationalistic crap. We don't need to reinforce the symbolism in the minds of our children. Pride comes from being a nation that does good deeds, treats everyone well and comes together in a time of crisis. Not American-style patriotism. We've all seen where that path leads, and I don't want my country to be like that.
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2004-06-20 04:31 pm

Pet Peeve O' The Day

When someone posts a strong alternative opinion to a discussion group, and either starts or ends the opinion with a statement along the lines of:

"...you're all going to hate me"
"...you all think Im horrible.."
and so on and so forth.

I mean, reeeeeally. Grow the fuck up. If you have an opinion, and you know that its going to cause ripples, own the damn thing. Don't make it everyone else's fault/problem and don't ASS-ume that absolutely everyone hates you and doesn't agree with your opinion.

It gives me the whoops. Straight away, you're making ASS-umptions based on your own fears of not being accepted in the group, often on the basis that the regular that post are the only ones reading the list. Others have opinions, some may be the same as your own but are too shy to post. If you water your strong opinion down with "everybody hates me, nobody loves me" you're not doing your side any favours.

My dictate for the day. Have an opinion and express it, whatever the consequence. And don't throw no damn tantrum dance - Oh No! Someone Disagreed With Me And Now I'll Have to Leave the List - when someone does have a conflicting opinion to yours, because again, with the suckitude and the wah-wah, people.

Gah. Sometimes, being a List-Mom spins my head round.
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2004-06-20 12:42 pm

Mud, mud, glorious mud

...nothing quite like it for a facial. I get these little el cheapo face masks every now and again, because if I don't my face feels like its got about 50 layers of crap on it. Today's variety of El Cheapo was a self-heating clay mask. The self-heating part comes from the reaction to water that it has, causing heat.

Feels nice and soothing in winter, and the end result is quite fabulous, particularly on my cheeks. Everything's nice and smooth and clean. Ahhhhhh. Not bad for a cheap mud pack.

If I had the money, however, I'd be in at Elle Bache once every month or so, like I used to. They have brilliant mini-facial sessions for about $35, and the full version for $50. The difference is in the time spent on you and a couple of different treatments bung on your face. I'd alternature between the two, to cut down on costs. I utterly recommend the Elle Bache salons, I haven't found a bad one yet.

Anyone else have a favourite beauty treatment or indulgence?
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2004-06-19 09:46 pm

Dead. Wrapped in Plastic.

Hey hey, after a millenium of not dyeing my hair any shade of blonde what-so-ever, I have dyed my hair.

Medium Ash Blonde. First time on the Ash, not the first on the blonde. For those that came late, I was born blonde. A nice, soft buttery blonde...which faded to Blah by about my late teens, early twenties. You know, one of those Is She Blonde, Is She Brunette type of boring mousitude shades. Ugh. I am forever being asked what my 'natural' colour is as a result.

Right now? Natural equals one third silver grey (schweeet!) emanating from a Morticia Addams spot on my right temple, and the boring blah mouse colour.

I started playing around with the colour when I was about 21, with a few streaks of blonde, and over a couple of years went from streaks to full colour blonde. Just before I joined the choir in 98, I was entirely bored with the blonde. I needed a change, and my hair was suffering a bit from being a little too blonde. Also, like I needed the associations between boobs/blonde/brain. Not a good thing. When you're young, the whole blonde thing can take away from your credibility as a 'leader' type, especially if you look way younger than you are, like I do.

So I dyed my waist length, honey blonde hair a deep dark brown in 1998. Wowee. Who knew it could be such a popular choice? I enjoyed the sea change of my new image. Pale skin, hazel eyes, dark hair. S'all good. I could be a bit more gothy, too. Nothing lacks credibility more than a honey-blonde goth wannabe. At least with the brunette hair, I felt like I could fit in once in a while.

I cut my hair much shorter than usual last year, and broke my habit of 'all one length'. As it turns out, 'all one length' drags my face down. Shoulder length is where its at, baby yeah. My mother gave me a voucher for an expensive salon, and I basically waved at the hairdresser and said "do whatcha want, for I do not care". What I got (*besides a bill for an extra $110 on top of the voucher's $100) was a really swanky layered shoulder-length hairdo and BLONDE highlights.

My hair's grown, the roots were blah-mouse colour and silver, and the time had come to decide...brown or blonde? A lot of people loved the blonde shades that were in my hair. I felt like I was going down a well worn path. No surprises for me in the blonde, although most of the people I know now, didn't know me as a blonde. Jules, Den, Paul - pretty much the only ones who are still around.

So here I am, posing as a blonde again. Medium Ash Blonde. Not entirely brown, not entirely blonde. This is probably a good thing.
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2004-06-19 11:34 am

Mmmmm, butter. Buttery goodness.

Slander!
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[livejournal.com profile] daharja has no TV licence!
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