Friday, January 09, 2009

Linky Post

Sometimes you just have to link:
to funny things on Amazon of all places
and to someone intelligently saying all the things you couldn't quite articulate about the proposed changes to publishing laws in Australia, and not wanting to go back to the dark old days when Australian publishing consisted of sheds that stored books written overseas
And then saying it again just as well
to editors laughing at themselves
and I really don't know what to make of this - incredible, disturbing, beautiful, confronting and a little sickening: the colour of consumerism, the gendered colours of childhood.


  1. Anonymous3:26 PM

    The Scribe link was one of the better explanations I've seen of parallel importation going around - and I've seen lot lately! Thanks!

  2. My goodness, that exhibition - it confirms for me that some of the object collecting is more about the cultural habits of the parents than the children, though. (Using that lofty expression as a euphemism for shopping of course.)
    Hey, Extempore is lovely, P. Good Stuff!!

  3. Those children look so lost in all their stuff.

    Yeah, I thought so too Karen, was trying to get my head around writing a post myself about it but could never have come up with anything so erudite.

  4. LOL- The Secret review.

    Thanks for that Scribe link. It's one of the most accessible ones I've read.