Do you ever end up tired enough for those funny silly mistakes? I have made a few of them lately. The bus arrived and I reached for a weekly card - quickly stopped myself from presenting my drivers' license instead. How many people have confessed to, in the morning, realising they poured orange juice onto cereal?
My feared tired trip-ups include:
Ordering something at a bar and then forgetting to take it.
Forgetting your login until the web site thinks you're a hacker.
Forgetting to put the garbage out (I have only seen that happen on Buffy).
Mixing up words - flipper instead of slipper, or saying yesterday instead of tomorrow.
And then the stuff others might do:
The nice kid at Maccas serves you a Grand Angus when you asked for the Mighty Angus (serious issue because one has bacon and the other has lettuce).
Pizza delivery people giving the wrong change (true story told in a lecture).
Bees- this is relevant - they become less precise, just li…
The Seekers are celebrating a very special time in their lives, and including their fans in the festivities. Dudith Durham, Bruce Woodley, Keith Potger, and Athol Guy have been a band for 50 years. That's right, a Golden Jubilee means 50 years in show biz. Before we have a look at the latest media attention, here's a quick background into the world of Seekers tours.
Judith Durham said on 60 minutes that they really had an easy career. Judith now realises she took for granted the instant TV coverage they received just a day after they arrived in England. Success welcomed the group whenever they wanted it. Judith then chose time off from the group for independence and to find her own identity. But the memory of The Seekers stayed with the public. And hence the later tours.
Judith has continually been able to return to the group with the same support from fans ever since. Their 25th anniversary Silver Jubilee (when I was 4) sparked a decade of performances. They united aft…
The Sydney Morning Herald has implemented a monthly charge for users to access articles on their web site. Only the first 30 articles are free. Under the current system, readers would pay up to $300 a year. This dollar value assumes such a news source is not substitutable. Or is it? There was talk of this being planned for quite a while. But it is still a massive shock to the loyal readers.
The good old SMH has kept a flow of revenue from advertisements for some time. That should be enough. Sometimes a pop up would grab our attention before being closed. A banner in the footer of the home page (that is an attempt at descriptive techie lingo) is all about American Express. Links on the right hand side promoted anything and everything. That should have been enough. Our favourite brands would have paid big bucks for exposure on a very popular online site.
Let's hope there is a very good reason for the SMH to suddenly restrict the site to subscriptions. A monthly payment is too much…