November 16th, 2003


Dead Art.

"Police on Friday removed the corpse of a man believed to have hanged himself at least a year ago after builders and students at Budapest's University of Arts had initially mistaken it for a modern sculpture.

The body hung for a whole day in a garden building that had been re-opened for repairs before onlookers realized what it was and called the police, local media said.

The building, in campus grounds crowded with different types of sculpture, had been closed five years ago pending reconstruction work."
  • Current Music
    John Butler Trio - What Can I Be?


"According to Merriam-Webster Inc, publishers of America's best-selling collegiate dictionary, "McJob," is a phrase that has become popular shorthand for a dead-end, entry-level job.

The dictionary officially defines McJob as "a low paying job that requires little skill and provides little opportunity for advancement."

  • Current Music
    Nirvana - Dumb.

the Tourists: 'Highwire'.

'highwire' is a catchy little rock/pop song from a brisbane band who call themselves the tourists. triple j, one of the local radio stations in australia, are promoting new bands under a 'next crop' banner, and you can go and download the song for a listen too on their site. i'm not sure if it'll hold up to repeat spins, but then, i'll never figure that out if i don't play it, right?

  • Current Music
    the Tourists - Highwire.