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RT @CroftyF1: Kimi Raikkonen returns! 2 year deal with Lotus Renault which means there’ll be 6 world champions on the grid in F1 for the first time

YS @ 8:14 am, November 29, 2011

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Tree

I’m still getting the hang of how deciduous trees work. Yes, there are some in Australia but they have to compete with the natives for attention, and they only drop their leaves in winter out of politeness. I walk past this spot (pictured above) each day and from experiences in the winter I know it’s one of the least sunny corners on campus. And there’s this tree that still has its green leaves long after all the others have gone red, brown and dropped. I guess it could be to do with its species, but I’d like to think it is to do with the tree being a bit slow to get to everything. Starting spring 6 weeks later than its neighbours and not finishing the summer thing til it’s ready.

YS @ 4:32 pm, November 19, 2011

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I’m a little tired of seeing these people ask famous people ‘for a retweet’ and then famous people complying. don’t feed the pigeons.

YS @ 8:23 am, November 17, 2011

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This means is the floodgates on all games are open.Previously no games could be bought in korea 4 da iphone.Office productivity will dive.

YS @ 9:22 am, November 8, 2011

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My girlfriend, j-e doesn’t like Angry Birds. She thinks it’s too violent, because the birds die.

YS @ 9:19 am,

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I am an angry bird lately. It’s not good. I think it’s the verging on full moon.

YS @ 9:18 am,

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OMG!!! Angry birds FINALLY abailable in korean itunes store. About fucking time

YS @ 9:06 am,

Tuesday is Soylent Green day

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I was just watching this movie again because as a countryboy australian living in korea, it really speaks to me. If, in some far off future, where lots of bad decisions were made on the way, australia could end up as polluted, noisy and crowded as korea. That sounds pretty over the top, but more subtle, yet real examples are not being able to see the stars at night, the milk just not tasting as good, you can’t drink the water straight out of the tap, and living in one-room apartments with low ceilings.

A quick check of wickerpedia says that the film was based on a 1966 novel titled Make Room! Make Room! and that it was set in 1999, with a global population of 7 bil—funny eh? Which goes a way toward reminding us that things never turn out as bad as people and get alarmed about. (or do they?) I’m not very good at maths and such but I was wondering what the global population would be if everywhere was as densely populated as south korea. Not that it’d be sustainable for a week, even if we started eating eachother in neat little dried squares.

Anyway there’s a great story under all that ‘70s clunkiness of Soylent Green and it’s definitely ripe to be remade. It got me thinking about why Soylent green is more or less buried and another dystopian future flick from about ten years after (Blade Runner) is considered a classic—what’s the difference? A vangelis score and some long shots of futuristic cityscapes? More than that – but it’s more than I’ve got the brain-power for right now.

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