Melbourne-based husky team?

17 June, 2008

It takes a lot to make me smile when I have a Man Cold.

But the other evening, as I trudged my way to class (nothing like 3 hours of night school to help beat that cold), I saw one of the world’s funniest sights.

The scene: At the bottom of the steps, Flinders St station

The sound: Whilst waiting for the lights to change I heard a ‘commotion’ working its way down the hill from Princes Bridge. A few people were laughing and pointing.

The sight: Suddenly he came into sight: a man on roller skates being towed along by two dogs. He was going at least 30 kmh and yelling and yahoo-ing all the way across the Flinders/Swanston intersection. I think I caught sight of some bizaree wig and jump-suit costume – not sure, he was going too fast to take it all in.

Someone I told the story to has also seen this bizarre sight.

Has anyone else seen this mystery man? What is it all about? Who the hell is he??? What do you Google to find out? (I tried ‘man on roller skates being towed by two dogs in Melbourne’ but got zip).

Photo credit: Jeweledlion
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A Starr is Born

16 June, 2008

Big ups to my friend Emma Starr – two of her photographs are currently featured in an exhibition at Pigment Gallery, Melbourne.

I called in to the opening night of the exhibition – entitled B&W: Shades of Grey and was very impressed by the quality of the works on display.

(Emma’s were the best).

The exhibition is on until 21 June, 2008. Call in and check it out if you have a spare 10 minutes during the day. Emma’s photos are #78 and #85 on the catalogue. They’re on sale at the gallery if you really, really like them. (Limited editions, get in fast).


It’s not just a cold – it’s a Man Cold

13 June, 2008

I’ve been a bit under the weather this week.

I keep telling people I don’t just have a cold, I have a Man Cold. But they just give me blank looks.

Maybe this classic skit from Man Stroke Woman will help me get the sympathy I deserve.