Hate Speech and Free Speech

Hate Speech and Free Speech

This article appeared on page 7 of Ceylon Today on Tuesday April 28 2015.

I’m of the opinion that we fought too hard for freedom of speech to have a wrong ‘un like this define the terms of it – one day you’re censoring people who offend you, the next you are being censored by people you offend – it’s a slippery slope. Julie Burchill on calls to ‘silence’ Katie Hopkins.

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Times at weekend had a piece w/Anna Chancellor talking about her home + Caitlin Moran writing about libraries (there was a library at the bottom of the street I grew up in + I spent SO much time in there). Also had Julie Burchill talking about the colour pink in relation to femininity (I must admit, I do love the colour pink but I do hate the way some companies just assume that if their product is for women/girls it must be pink). They also had an interesting article on the burgeoning club scene in Dubai + a great piece on Margo Leadbetter (played by Penelope Keith in The Good Life) as an icon.

They also had an interview w/Aaron Taylor-Johnson. I feel the same about age gap relationships regardless of the genders involved - I think some people can and do make it work but a gap of 20 + years is a lot esp. when one person is only young (like late teens/early twenties which is how old AT-J was when he met his now wife Sam Taylor-Johnson) - sometimes it doesn’t work out but I don’t think that’s necessarily the fault of the people, I mean relationships between people the same age break down - it’s more to do with the characters involved and the dynamic of the relationship. That said tho’ , there are some people (women as well as men) who go with younger partners just for the sex and/or can be manipulative + take advantage of someone being younger/more inexperienced. But it certainly isn’t always the case. 

To celebrate the upcoming May 11 UK DVD and Blu-ray release of the inventive Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, we’ve got an exclusive interactive map for you guys which aims to point you in the direction of some of Australia and New Zealand’s craziest gory films.

Take a peek and let us know what you think! Are you especially fond of finding blood Down Under? Seen all of the suggestions? What’s your favourite Aussie or Kiwi splatter flick? Start your engines and sound off!

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead stars Jay Gallagher (TV’s ‘All Saints’), Luke MacKenzie (Perfect Sense), Bianca Bradey (Wrath) and Leon Burchill (Stoned Bros.) and is directed by Kiah Roache-Turner

A post-apocalyptic zombie invasion turns personal for Aussie mechanic Barry (Gallagher) when a team of sinister gas-masked soldiers abducts his sister, Brooke (Bradey), for a mad scientist’s flesh-eating experiments. Teaming up with fellow apocalypse survivor Benny (Burchill), Barry must lock and load to battle through the undead and save Brooke!

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anonymous asked:

Just googling stuff Ash has been in and wasn't the main guy in Lowdown in Rush? And isn't Anthony Starr in it too? So that's three rush people all in one show!! :D

Here’s the thing about Lowdown, it’s basically the background cast of Rush plus or minus a few people. 

You’ve got Ash, of course, Senior Constable Michael Richard Sandrelli in Rush and the very sexy Dylan Hunt in Lowdown. 

Adam Zwar is Alex Burchill (main guy) in Lowdown and he also played Marty Gero in season 1 and 2 of Rush. 

Paul Denny played Bob in Lowdown and was ‘Aztec Patterned Jumper’ in season 3 of Rush. 

Patrick Brammall was in season 2 of Lowdown and was of course Milos Fink, the motorist in season 2 episode 10 who was very upset to be arrested and ranted about why he was driving along the streets he was before confirming TR’s suspicions and leading them straight to the bad guys and Michael. He was a great character. Unfortunately Michael just ran off before they could have a scene together.

Matthew Dyktynski was in Lowdown and (unfortunately) in Rush. He was in the horrible episodes that I refuse to accept as canon (season 4 ep 7 and 8) as Yuri Gringko. I believe he was responsible for firing the first shot.

Charlotte Gregg was in a couple of episodes of Lowdown and Shay in Rush (the woman who stole the baby in season 2).

Cindy Waddingham played Andrea in Lowdown and was also in my all time favourite episode of Rush, season 3 ep 22. 

Martin Sharpe was also in Lowdown season 1 and played a few characters over the years on Rush. You might also recognise him from Ash’s episode of Mr & Mrs Murder or you might recognise him name from The Crimson Room.

As you mentioned, Antony Starr was in season 2 of Lowdown and of course played Charlie ‘Dickhead’ Lewis on Rush. 

Kate Jenkinson was in Lowdown and also played Leon’s girlfriend, Nina, in season 1 and 2 of Rush. 

Alethea Jones was in Lowdown and season 2 of Rush. She also directed The Humble Beginnings of the Balloon (the ad for Tropfest that Ash was in).

Emily Wheaton was in Lowdown and also played Amber in season 4 of Rush.

Luke Arnold was season 2 of Lowdown and he played Constable Elliot Ryan in season 2 of Rush.  

Natalie O’Donnell was in Lowdown season 2 and Rush season 3. 

Scott Brennan is another one who was in Lowdown and Rush. 

Anthony Ahern was also in both Lowdown and Rush. 

Nicole Gulasekharam was in season 1 of Lowdown and season 2 of Rush. 

Daniela Farinacci was in season 2 of Lowdown and season 1 of Rush. 

Justin Fleming was in season 1 of Lowdown and played ‘Peroxide’ in season 3 of Rush.

Sullivan Stapleton was in season 1 of Lowdown and season 1 of Rush. 

Steve Bastoni was in season 2 of Lowdown and season 3 of Rush. 

Nicholas Bell was in Lowdown and season 4 of Rush. 

Sonya Suares was in Lowdown and the very first episode of Rush. 

Melissa Andersen was in Lowdown and season 2 of Rush. 

Paul Moder was in Lowdown and season 3 of Rush. 

Tony Nikolakopoulos was in Lowdown and season 3 of Rush. 

Andy McPhee was in Lowdown and season 2 of Rush. 

Fantine Banulski was in Lowdown and was also in season 3 of Rush. 

Brendan Guerin was in Lowdown and Rush and also did stunts for both of them. 

Frank Magree was in Lowdown and season 2 and 3 of Rush. 

James Campbell was in season 1 of Lowdown and season 2 of Rush. 

Damian Rocher was in season 1 of Lowdown and season 2 of Rush. 

Christopher Brown was in Lowdown season 2 and Rush season 3. 

Eddy Scott was in Lowdown season 1 and seasons 1 and 4 of Rush. 

Bryce Hardy was in Lowdown and Rush season 2 and 3 as a couple of characters (including the infamous naked driver). 

Rod Mullinar was in Lowdown and Rush season 2. 

Martin Copping  was in Lowdown and season 1 of Rush. 

Aaron Farrugia was in Lowdown and also worked on Rush. 

As you can see, there are a lot of crossovers. I will admit I didn’t spot all of those people in both shows (thanks IMDB!) but I did spot of a lot of them. The cast of 12 Angry People (a script reading that I went to a few years ago) was also mostly taken from the  Rush/Lowdown casts. A lot of people in Lowdown have also worked on other shows that Ash has been in (The Pacific, The Slap, Mr & Mrs Murder etc) but I didn’t mention all of those otherwise this would have taken forever. 


Jim and Charlie on Oz music programme Countdown. They went back on??! I see Jim made sure Charlie sat between him and Molly this time! (Sexual tension…from Molly’s side only, of course!)

Jim even mentions the Love Song performance from back in the day. But didn’t mention the big yellow man-bag. Lol. Wish Molly had asked about it!