Tag: Euan Mitchell

Bottled Bogan

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Bottled Bogan

Imagine wandering around inner Sydney, looking for something to drink. Not hard. You find yourself in a random pub’s bottle shop and come across a bottle of wine called The Bogan. You think this could be cheap, quaffing wine. Better buy it. Then you’re shocked to find it costs over $50. More than three times your […]

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The Lactose Intolerant Should Look Away Now

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The Lactose Intolerant Should Look Away Now

If you are lactose intolerant, please ignore this 3.4 kilogram milk chocolate Easter egg. For everyone else, try picturing this giant egg on Easter Sunday being pitched around a large circle of friends and family, while trying not to break it. It’s amazing how long this can go on for, but of course no-one is […]

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Bruce’s Rock Triangle

Filed in Archive, Blog by on February 17, 2014 1 Comment
Bruce’s Rock Triangle

Bruce Springsteen performed one of his legendary four-hour concerts in Melbourne on Sunday 16 February. Tens of thousands of satisfied fans took home all the usual things: more Bruce stories to add to their collections, smartphone videos to post on YouTube, a new appreciation of Born To Run, and ringing ears. I certainly did. Plus […]

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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 3 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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