Just catching up on a few blogposts over lunch and saw this one by Pav's Cat.
I forgot to mention that while shopping for our food for the Maria Island leg, BB got a newsflash on his blackberry about Heath Ledger. It was quite surreal, sitting among the marsupials and knowing that the media was going crazy somewhere out of my reach. of course, it was all still raging when we emerged, and then again when we got back to comparable civilisation.
I was quite sad about his death. I'm a bit of a Heath fan, having followed him through the years. It's the pure Aussie larrikin in him. He's the sort of guy I'd have had a crush on in high school without him ever caring about my name. I'm still a bit wistful about him as I write this. I was looking forward to seeing him ripen over the years.
Did anyone see that article a few days ago -- I forget if it was The Australian or The Age -- about how American men are so soft these days that Hollywood has been turning to Australian men for their heroes? It was a nice little number, and talked a lot about Ten Things I Hate about You which is one of my fav Heath movies (and based on 'The Taming of the Shrew'; anyone who likes Alison Janney from West Wing might have fun watching it too).