05 PM | 19 Jun

Dalai Lama eats meat:oh dear!

Animal Liberation Victoria is lending support to a campaign asking the Dalai Lama to stop eating meat and to condemn animal experimentation. The Dalai Lama is a true hero for his work promoting peace and compassion around the world. Unfortunately he has a not so spiritual side that his followers may not be aware of. Despite publically promoting vegetarianism, The Dalai Lama eats cruelly produced veal and other animal products. He also supports invasive tests on the brains of living monkeys. Please e-mail the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and ask him to stop eating veal and other animal products, and to retract his statements in support of ‘highly necessary animal experiments’. You can quote the Dalai Lama’s fellow Nobel Prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer, who said “As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together.” For more information visit badkarmalama.com.

05 PM | 19 Jun


A man kills a deer and takes it home to cook for dinner. Both he and his wife decide that they won’t tell the kids what kind of meat it is, but will give them a clue and let them guess. The kids were eager to know what the meat was on their plates, so begged their dad for the clue.

“Well” the father said, “it’s what mummy calls me sometimes.”

The little girl screams, “Don’t eat it……..it’s a fucking arsehole!!!!!!!!

05 PM | 19 Jun

Calls: Sleepers Almanac

About to be put together the fourth annual Sleepers Almanac. Submissions close Friday, the 29th of June, so if you plan on getting something in and haven’t yet, get a wobble on!

Sleepers want your short stories, cartoons and illustrations, essays, haikus and lists, and any other nonsense. ___________________________________

Sleepers Advocates for new and established writers Publishers of the Sleepers Almanac Coordinators of the Sleepers Salons For all your literary emergencies… sleepers@sleeperspublishing.com PO Box 1204, Collingwood VIC 3066 03 9417 0686 www.sleeperspublishing.com

sleeper/noun 2. a timber, concrete or steel beam forming part of a railway track, serving as a foundation or support for the rails. 7. Colloquial a. someone or something that unexpectedly achieves success or fame. b. a bookS which has slow but constant sales. 8. A spy who is allowed to carry on a normal life sometimes for years before being requested to undertake any espionage. – Macquarie dictionary, 3rd edition

05 PM | 19 Jun

Soundart, soundobjects

Call for proposals —————————————— 1. soundobjects for SoundLAB exhibition deadline 9 July 2007

2. soundart for SoundLAB – Edition V deadline 1 August 2007 ——————————————- SoundLAB – sonic art project environments http://soundlab.newmediafest.org is currently preparing two projects ——————————————-

1. an exhibition in the framework of a digital art show in 2008. Call for proposals –> SoundLAB is looking for some additional physical SoundObjects for completing the show

Details and specifications can be found on http://www.nmartproject.net/netex/?p=112

——————————————- 2. Edition V of SoundLAB call for entries–> new soundart works under the theme: soundSTORY – sound as a tool for storytelling ——————————————–

SoundLAB is inviting soundartists, musicians and composers to submit such a soundart narrative.

Please find all entry details and the submission form on http://www.nmartproject.net/netex/?p=24 ——————————————– SoundLAB Editions I – IV can be visited on http://soundlab.newmediafest.org ——————————————–