Quote of the Day

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”

Woody Allen

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Taken from The Jewish Daily Forward

I am getting my first chance of actual journalism on Monday thanks to an opportunity presented by 4zzz. I am working in the newsroom and on Monday I will be going to a protest against the Labor’s move to the right on Asylum Seeker policy. It is kind of a scary having to talk to people, I know it is because of my deep seated insecurities that people will think I am an idiot, and I know I shouldn’t worry about it but I will. The fear is also getting me excited. It is such a rare opportunity that I have. To go out and first hand discover the news. I am very thankful for the trust that they have given me.

I also potentially have a story that I could have a scoop on thanks to a friend of mine. If the story ends up being verifiable then I could actually do some good. It is right up 4zzz alley as well, the kind of news that would make their audience wet.

I got drunk with Emily last night at a couple of parties. It is always a delight drinking with her. I always believe a successful couple is one that can drink alone together. The last time Emily and I got drunk we ended up making fun of the guy in the QUT ad for about ten minutes longer than we should of.

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Still from Batman Forever, taken from filmdump

As I write this I am watching the roller-coaster of entertainment that is Batman Forever. Some of it is utterly stupid but I always like Val Kilmer as Batman. One thing I never got is why they put in that god awful washing room scene where Robin hangs up his clothing by using what could only be described as Hang-Fu. There is no way throwing wet clothes around would not stretch them. The guys rich for two seconds and already he is being wasteful. It doesn’t add anything to the story and barely adds anything to the character that they couldn’t put elsewhere.

I think I need to refine my taste in movies. Currently, I can watch any shit can of a movie and as long as it has a story and doesn’t try to be something it isn’t. I can understand when a movie is phenomenal, I can just tolerate mediocre ones quite well.

Maybe I just need to think harder about them, or realise that when I don’t want to think about what I just watched then it probably wasn’t that good. I finished ‘The Conversation’ the other day and I am still looking for answers.

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Still from The Conversation, taken from dukeandthemovies

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