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Tuesday, February 22, 2005
a buncha stuff
Byron v Southern Star Group Pty Ltd (1997) 73 FCR 264 (Lehane#J)


[Related proceedings see (1996) 136 FLR 267; 22 ACSR 553;

15 ACLC 191


(Noted 15 C & SLJ 197) (CA)

(which affd Southern Star Group Pty Ltd v Byron (1995) 123 FLR 368;

13 ACLC 1,622 (Young#J));

and Byron v Southern Star Group Pty Ltd (t/as KGC Magnetic Tapes)

(1995) 123 FLR 352; 13 ACLC 301 (CA)

(which set aside Southern Star Group Pty Ltd (t/as KGC Magnetic Tapes) v

Taylor (No#2) (1991) 9 ACLC 1,211 (Rolfe#J, 07/06/1991)

(which had related proceedings see (1991) 4 ACSR 133;

9 ACLC 386 (Rolfe#J, 18/02/1991))]


{^(Southern Star Group Pty Ltd v Byron (1995) 123 FLR 368;^)}
{^(13 ACLC 1,622^)}
{^([Earlier proceedings see Byron v Southern Star Group Pty Ltd^)}
{^((t/a KGC Magnetic Tapes) (1995) 123 FLR 352; 13 ACLC 301^)}
{^((which set aside Southern Star Group Pty Ltd (t/a KGC Magnetic Tapes)
{^(Taylor [No#2] (1991) 9 ACLC 1,211 (7/6/1991));^)}
{^(and (1991) 4 ACSR 133; 9 ACLC 386 (18/2/1991)]^)}
{^((123 FLR 352)^)}
{^(<199607,Appl & Cons>Cohen v McWilliam (1995) 38 NSWLR 476^)}
{^(<199703,Refd>Queensland v JL Holdings Pty Ltd (1997) 71 ALJR 294^)}
{^((9 ACLC 1,211)^)}
{^(<199212,Cons & Appr>Group Four Industries Pty Ltd v Brosnan^)}
{^((1992) 10 ACLC 1,437^)}
{^((4 ACSR 133)^)}
{^(<199412,Appl>Perrins Roofing Pty Ltd v Hain [No#2] (1992)^)}
{^(15 Qld Lawyer Reps#7^)}

{^(@ SEE ABOVE?^)}
{^(Southern Star Group Pty Ltd (t/a KGC Magnetic Tapes) v Taylor [No#2]^)}
{^(Southern Star Group Pty Ltd v Byron^)}


or possibly

• "There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high-powered
mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and
too rare to die."

• Dr. Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, is dead. Apparently a self-inflicted
gunshot. Very sad.

A few HST links:
• His entry on Wikipedia and a collection of quotes.
• A fansite, The Great Thompson Hunt.
• An archive of all his ESPN.com articles.
• An interview which he postponed for 20 minutes because he was completely
engrossed in the film version of "Sense And Sensibility."
• A February 2003 interview with Salon.
• An October 2004 essay on the presidential election for Rolling Stone.
• An interview in which an equipment failure nicely demonstrates what a
difficult man he could be.
• Illustrator Ralph Steadman's website, from which I took the image
illustrating today's blog entry.
• An excerpt from the biography "Hunter" by E. Jean Carroll.
• A 1991 profile of Thompson.
• A website focusing on his first book, 1960's "The Rum Diary," with photos
from that era and an excerpt of the first chapter.
• The IMDB page for Terry Gilliam's superb film version of "Fear And
Loathing In Las Vegas."
• An interview with Gilliam about the film.

• Update: Rox Populi has another collection of links, better than mine. (via

21 February 2005
The Good Doctor is Out
A Hunter S. Thompson Random Reader

(note: http://pharyngula.org/index/weblog/gonzo_gone/ pours acid on James
Lilek's opinion of HST)

NYT Obit
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Hunter S. Thompson, 67, Author, Commits Suicide

Christian Thompson/Reuters


Published: February 21, 2005
Featured Author: Hunter S. Thompson
A retrospective on the career of the gonzo journalist, including book
reviews, an interview and a book excerpt.
• Photographs

Forum: Join a Discussion on the Life and Death of Hunter S. Thompson

Michael R. Brands/Associated Press
Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson, the maverick journalist and author whose savage
chronicling of the underbelly of American life and politics embodied a new
kind of nonfiction writing he called "gonzo journalism," died yesterday in
Colorado. Tricia Louthis, of the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, said Mr.
Thompson had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Woody
Creek, Colo., yesterday afternoon. He was 67.

Mr. Thompson, a magazine and newspaper writer who also wrote almost a dozen
books, was perhaps best known for his book, "Fear and Loathing in Las
Vegas," which became a Hollywood movie in 1998. But he was better known for
his hard-driving lifestyle and acerbic eye for truth which he used in the
style of first-person reporting that came to be known as "gonzo" in the
1960's, where the usually-anonymous reporter becomes a central character in
the story, a conduit of subjectivity.

"Nobody really knows what it means, but it sounds like an epithet," he said
in an interview that, for him, journalism "can be an effective political

Hunter Stockton Thompson was born in Louisville, Ky., on July 18, 1937, the
son of an insurance agent. He was educated in the public school system and
joined the United States Air Force after high school. There, he was
introduced to journalism, covering sports for an Air Force newspaper at
Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. He was honorably discharged in 1958 and
then worked a series of jobs writing for small-town newspapers.

It was in the heat of deadline that gonzo journalism was born while he was
writing a story about the Kentucky Derby for Scanlan's magazine, he
recounted years later in an interview in Playboy magazine.

"I'd blown my mind, couldn't work," he told Playboy. "So finally I just
started jerking pages out of my notebook and numbering them and sending
them to the printer. I was sure it was the last article I was ever going to
do for anybody."

Instead, he said, the story drew raves and he was inundated with letters and
phone calls from people calling it "a breakthrough in journalism," an
experience he likened to "falling down an elevator shaft and landing in a
pool of mermaids."

He went on to become a counter cultural hero with books and articles that
skewered America's hypocrisy.

"He wrote to provoke, shock, protest and annoy," Timothy Crouse wrote in his
book "The Boys on the Bus," about the 1972 presidential campaign.

Mr. Thompson's pioneering first-person, at times over-the-top, writing style
influenced a generation of writers.

As a young man, he was heavily influenced by Jack Kerouac and wholeheartedly
followed Kerouac's approach in which the writer revels in his struggles
with writing.

Among his books were "Hell's Angels," "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,"
"Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72," "The Great Shark Hunt,"
"Generation of Swine" and "Songs for the Doomed."

Related Links

Monday, February 21st, 2005
11:34 pm
I'm sorry you have (apparently) lost the ability to jump either onto the bed
or the windowsill, and instead have to wander around my legs and / or stand
up on the back of the chair. It's also extremely unfortunate that you have
inexplicably lost the ability to make a sound, except for the occasional,
piteous, barely-audible squeak. Such a travesty for an 8-month-old kitten.

On the other hand, I was quite happy to be able to provide a bare shoulder /
arm for you to claw to the bone catch yourself on as your most recent
miscalculated attempt to land on the windowsill resulted instead in a brief
trapeze act on the curtains next to the computer.

Ah. It appears you've regained your ability to leap tall buildings (and
bedframes) in a single bound.

I'm so happy.

'The Serpent Wise Deals Death To Lies' (Jeremy)
(earlier blog is http://www.livejournal.com/users/anachronic/ )

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My Eyes Are Nailed, But Still I See
By David Niall Wilson & Brett Alexander Savory
Introduction by Seth Lindberg


Memegen lets YOU create your own quizzes and tests that work with blogs or
journals like LiveJournal or Xanga

Book virus
I caught the virus from Womzilla. It goes:

Grab the nearest book.
Open the book to page 23.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the text of the sentence in your journal...
...along with these instructions.

If the men are darker, it is pastes in slender strings they'll eat, or
tubes, always farinaceous, as the dictionary says; but more often on
Anglo-Saxon fare the potato takes place before any foreign macaroni or

How to Write an Epic Poem
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Find a Literary Agent
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The state that has the lowest incidence of divorce in the US is
Massachusetts, which as we all know is so flamingly liberal that they even
let the gay people get married, to other gay people, even

I call myself a recovering catholic. Being a recovering catholic is like
being a recovering alcohilic; If you're an alcoholic, you're alway an
alcoholic, you're just in recovery; the same thing goes for being catholic.

Marble eyes
Taken by Gina's Photos!


Excuse me, but why are you linking to my livejournals?
Who exactly are you?
ilwarden/anachronic (lj)
Jeremy, first, as to who I am. If you click on My Profile in the sidebar of this blog you'll read:
Gender: Female
Industry: Publishing
Occupation: Analyst
Location: Sydney: New South Wales : Australia
About Me
"Renaissance person - or perhaps Baroque (well, mostly broke). Reader, writer, worrier, near Olympic-standard procrastinator. Gnoscophile. Interested in Sustainable & livable town planning & land use (lessons from past & possibilities for the future). Have travelled, renovated houses, &c, but health iffy last few years, hopefully improving."

In other places online there are other versions, like:
"Baroque woman with Renaissance interests. Reader, Writer, Worrier … City-living Australian who's explored some outback & roundabout, as well as a small sample of Europe.
Early adopter of internet & home computers, formerly good with computer techstuff, but my time & energy was hijacked by 'life issues' that tromped over all that, and I'm currently struggling for 'simplification'."

Or you could look at my LJ Bio — the LJ is also linked from the sidebar — which has more detail. Having checked yours after your comment, more than that.
(Sorry, they don't allow blockquotes or lists in the comments.)

More on next rock …
As to why I'm linking to your LJ.

If you look at this blog post we're discussing, from February, 2005, you'll see the heading "a buncha stuff", which is just what it is: A collection of pieces found around the internet which, as the description in the blog sidebar says:
"Here follow a number of documents I thought it was worth posting on the web for one reason or another".
Unlike most of my posts (look at the rest of the 7 years of entries), this was an infodump, just things plopped down with little additional work — even the links weren't done, just put as plaintext.

It was an even-more-than-usually stressful time, with a bunch of paperwork & legalities descending on top of what turned out to be my mother's terminal decline starting, so there are a few Quick & Dirty entries like this, and some blanks in time. (January, 2005 was better, there's some good stuff I'm proud of there.)

Another post says: "Sorry, haven't been able to get into writing anything much except relating to the elbow-deep drifts of forms & legal documents that needed to be fixed up by this week or a large chunk of the house of cards laughingly known as my life will lose its insubstantial grip on reality, or at least a working facsimile of same."

So there isn't an explanation there, except for what I assume may be the heading of an entry. The entire part concerning your LJs is:
'The Serpent Wise Deals Death To Lies' (Jeremy)
(earlier blog is http://www.livejournal.com/users/anachronic/ )

When I check your LJs for entries around February, 2005, however, there aren't any visible for the whole of 2005, and 2004 ends in March. There aren't any headings related to 'The Serpent Wise Deals Death To Lies' in what's visible. I don't know if or how you can search entries in a livejournal. So I can't tell if there was a specific thing, or if I just liked whatever you were doing at the time.

How did you notice this link after four years?
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