Monday, July 21, 2008

Awesome Quotes

Some of my favnourite quotes & stuff....

Marty Sheargold: "only cockroaches and Tim Ferguson would survive a nuclear bomb."

Ed Kavalee: "When at an all you can place avoid non-delicious fillers like potatoes, rice and bread and head right for the good stuff like the roasts, and for desert don't go for just ice cream go for cake cause the ice cream will just fill you up and cake is always so much better."

Seinfeld: PABA Free
Jerry: You got a problem with paba?
George: Yes, I have a problem with paba.
Jerry: You don't even know what paba is.
George: I know enough to stay away from it.

Napoleon Dynamite: Chapstick
Napoleon Dynamite: Well, will you do me a favor then?Can you bring me my chapstick?
Kip: No, Napoleon.
Napoleon Dynamite: But my lips hurt real bad!

The Fast Show: Cheezy Peaz
Yuletide Cheezy Peaz! The same combination of cheese and peas, but - with added Xmas bwandy buttter! ...
Phoof! Look at that! Cheeses and peases for Jesus
If you like cheese, if you like peas, you'll love Cheezy Peaz. Whoa! You'd go mad for these! NEW! Squeezy Cheezy Peaz! Tea's a breeze with Squeezy Cheezy Peaz! So, come on, Mams! Make it easier! Make it
cheesier! Make it peazier! Make it s-q-u-e-e-zier! With NEW Squeezy Cheezy Peaz! Available in traditional, and now, new STRAWBERRY flavour!
Ross Noble from Terri & Ross on JJJ: 'Fade him down he's a nutter'

Ali G: 'Scientists tell us that global warming will make the south of England as hot as Ibiza... So, let's make it happen!'

That 70's Show: Anything Red says about dumb asses, including the very first
Red: He's dumb, he's an ass, [light starts shining on him] he's a dumbass.

That Mitchell and Webb Look: Bronze is brilliant! ... Bronze is user friendly, multipurpose, exciting, zeitgeisty and most importantly, it's slightly shiny

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Hamish & Andy: Afternoon Delight

I love listening to Hamish & Andy's Afternoon Delight!. They play awesome songs at the beginning of each show on their Pants Off Friday shows. Much in the same vein as the six o'clock shock on Triple J Breakfast with Adam & Will. There isnt any record kept of the great songs they play, & no other like minded soul on the internet seems to have done it, so I will start a little record of the fantastic songs they play.

Friday 4th July 2008

4pm: Montell Jordan This is How we Do It

5pm: East 17: Its Alright

7 September 2009
Alas I almost always manage to miss the Afternoon Deeeeelight because I work so my hoped for list never eventuated... :(
Richard Fidler from ABC Brisbane is doing an Afternoon Delight... copycat!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Vanilla Ice: Ninja Rap

Go Ninja Go Ninja Go! Go Ninja Go Ninja Go!

"They sent me, ah, ah, you know, a script & everything, tellin' me what was going on in the movie and what was goin' to be happening, you know, they told me all about this whole scene, its exactly like they, you know, they had it wrote down & everything.

And they told me to write and make it Ice. So I did: I hyped it up, put the funky beats behind it and made it Ice!.

And they told me to keep it clean for the kids and everything, which is me anyway so.

Ice Ice Baby's in Full Effect!! Yep Yep Turtles 2 Watch it!" Vanilla Ice commentary on Ninja Rap c 1991.

I love you Vanilla Ice!!  I wanna make it Ice!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Little Bitty Bins

Made by the Little Bitty™ Fun Company Little Bitty Bins were small plastic garbage bin style storage containers manufactured in the 1980s/1990s and sold in Australia (& other countries?).

They came in a variety of sizes and colours including 50ml, .2L, 1.5L, and much larger sizes. In addition mini crates were available. Other items included a small wheelie bin style waste basket, and a Post office 1L money box.

According to Industrial Design in Victoria: the bins were designed by Victorian industrial designer David Flynn in the 1980s during his time with the team at Bayly Design.

An article in The New York Times CHRISTMAS SHOPPING A YEAR EARLY by ISADORE BARMASH: December 17, 1988 reports on the products being picked up by Mr Grinell, a buyer for US chain F.W. Woolworth:

“It was on a trip to Australia that Mr. Grinnell learned that a plastics producer there had sold 10 million Itty Bitty Bins. He found a domestic producer who agreed to make them for Woolworth as Little Bitty Bins under license to the Australian originator. ''We think we can sell one million of them this year,'' Mr. Grinnell said. ''We've already sold 800,000 and we expanded the color range.''”

Currently Willow manufacture the bins again, but they are only available in a couple of sizes and they have a clear tinted bin with coloured lid.

I still have some little bitty bins (I use one at work!) & I have picked some up at op shops.

I cannot believe there are only 19 Google results for “little bitty bins” &  there are 25 for the other name some people may have know them by “itty bitty bins”. Well hopefully this post will go a little way to addressing that...

post script April 2012:  from your comments I heard that Itty Bitty Bins were back in production again and available at Office Works so I decided to check them out...
A word of CAUTION however they do not appear to be the original bin but rather a generic version. They lack the distinctive lid and bottom design of the original bins and the plastic used to construct them is very different. For a Little Bitty Bin 'purist' like myself I'll be keeping an eye out in opshops to pick up any original bins if I feel my supplies are running low!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


****2011 UPDATE: Please Note: if you are looking for current dates please visit BCC wesbite:
They have a list of Northside and Southside dates all nicely sorted by suburb. Collections are now held ANNUALLY!! YAY!!
I like to think they followed my suggestion from way back!!*****

Let me just say I love kerbside collections!!! We have picked up from the kerbside such delightful items as a bookcase, insect screening, a jumper (my mum, dont ask!!), a laundry tub & the ubiqutous pieces of wood, etc, etc. And this is all sans car, mind you!

Brisbane city council has a schedule of collections dates but unfortunately you have to select a suburb then it will bring up the dates and what type it is (green or household items).

I made a suggestion to the council that they could create a page where they gave the details for every suburb so that keen kerbside crawlers like myself could know what was happening each weekend, etc, and they replied saying they will keep in mind my suggestion when the list is put up for the new financial year.

In the meantime, I looked into their html source code so I could get the dates info and with a bit of editing I have created a list of the suburbs and dates sorted by date (I have even included the green waste, even though we are more interested in the general items)

2010 UPDATE: You can now search by month on the BCC website, so if you want to know what collections are on in March, you select March and a list of areas will appear. yay!! According to the BCC The collection schedule for the 2010/2011 financial year will be available online by 1 July 2010.

Happy kerbisde collecting!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Tom Williams aka “Tom the Chippie” from Manly… Melissa Tkautz ‘Read myLips’ Bombshell

Looking up Tom Williams on wikipedia, I could not believe that he was in Melissa Tkautz's 1991 single Read My Lips video clip!!

But a close examination of the video clip from YouTube  reveals that he was.

Tom the chippie what were you thinking!! (more on Tom the Chippie & the other stellar bits of old school JJJ Merrick & Rosso soon)


Bio on The Great Outdoors

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Glenn Robbins Love Child as seen on Wife Swap

Well who'd have thought my first post would be on Glenn Robbins' Love Child!! as seen on that fabulous American show Wife Swap, in the Grimes/West families episode which aired on Channel 9 Sunday February 3 2008.
When I saw 16 year old Miles Grimes I couldn't believe how much he looked like Glenn Robbins, so I found some photos on the internet and showed them to my friends at work, and yes they totally agreed: Glenn Robbins' love child!!
So here are the pictures for your Glenny enjoyment...


ABC Wife Swap website: Select Season 2 then Grimes/West
Story on the Grimes Family

Post Script: 7 Sept 09
Wow! THE Miles Grime commented on my post!!!
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