Archive for 2013

Soviet Cereal for Comrades

Filed in Archive, Blog by on October 31, 2013 0 Comments
Soviet Cereal for Comrades

The Soviet Union copped some bad press when it fell apart a little over 20 years ago. Unfair really. It wasn’t all gulags and goosestepping behind guided missiles. On the contrary, the great communist experiment of the 20th century is still inspiring utopian ideas in this century. Comrade Jay Wilson’s visionary creation of Commu Loops […]

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Best in (Royal) Show

Filed in Archive, Blog by on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Best in (Royal) Show

At the next election someone might put up an Australian Dogs Party and perhaps nudge the Motoring Enthusiasts Party or the Shooting Up Australia Party out of the senate. The dog pictured here being groomed at the Royal Melbourne Show might be a candidate. Is there anything in the Australian Constitution that says members of […]

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Whacko-the-diddle-oh, Boris

Filed in Archive, Blog by on August 31, 2013 2 Comments
Whacko-the-diddle-oh, Boris

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, likes a Polly Waffle. Both the chocolate type and the polysyllabic type. In Melbourne to deliver the Writers Festival keynote address on 22 August, Boris lamented the Polly Waffle had been “banished” since his last visit to Australia in his younger days. He launched not only the Melbourne Writers Festival […]

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The Day the Bay Almost Blew

Filed in Archive, Blog by on July 31, 2013 3 Comments
The Day the Bay Almost Blew

On the afternoon of 13 December 2008, a storm lashed Melbourne. Out in Port Phillip Bay, a container ship, the APL Sydney, dragged its anchor. And kept going. Right into the high-pressure ethane gas pipeline that crosses the bay between Mordialloc and Altona. The ship’s anchor ripped apart the pipeline and the gas erupted. Someone managed to take the […]

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The Existential Dilemma of a Donut Hole

Filed in Archive, Blog by on July 20, 2013 0 Comments
The Existential Dilemma of a Donut Hole

Donut holes should not exist. But this photo proves they do. And they have a price. Donut holes have even been immortalised in song:  “Oh, his jelly roll is so nice and hot / Never fails to touch the spot … When I eat his donuts / All I leave is the HOLE … I […]

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Do You See What I See?

Filed in Archive, Blog by on July 20, 2013 0 Comments
Do You See What I See?

Move over “Baby on Board” signs. You have competition. Family car stickers are sweeping the world. Maybe they won’t stop people deliberately ramming the back of your car if they suspect you don’t have a baby on board, but these new stickers still serve a purpose. Family stickers make a statement. But does the intended […]

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Best Bogan Baby Names

Filed in Archive, Blog by on July 20, 2013 0 Comments
Best Bogan Baby Names

The following list should not be read by expectant parents. These baby names serve as a public warning. I’m exposing this list because I know what it’s like having to spell your first name throughout life. But these names are not old-fashioned Celtic spellings, they are new-fashioned afflictions for life. The list has been compiled […]

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