New Alzheimer’s study to target politicians and priests

April 17, 2014



The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is launching a new study into Alzheimer’s disease and early onset dementia, in an attempt to arrest the disturbing increase in Australian public figures whose memories appear to be failing them.

Posted in: Australia, Humour, Politics

Ban on PM criticism

April 7, 2014


Tony Abbott wears a rainbow hair net as part of an organ donation campaign.

With the boats stopped and the borders now secure, social media is the new battleground for Australia’s greatest ever Prime Minster Tony Abbott and his talented, attractive and charming cabinet.

Posted in: Australia, Humour, Politics

Born of a Broken Land: Paul Kagame and the new Rwanda

April 6, 2014



Twenty years ago the tiny central African republic of Rwanda shot to world attention when, following the felling of the President’s private jet, the country exploded into an orgy of violence which eventually saw 800,000 people murdered in just 100 days.

Posted in: Africa, Culture, Politics

Giant Killers

March 30, 2014



Many Saints fans, myself included, wondered on the eve of the 2014 season whether the opening two games against Melbourne and GWS would be the highlights of the year – a year in which many experts predicted another wooden spoon. That the Saints are 2 – 0 is not the surprise, rather it is the […]

Posted in: Sport

There’s a lot to like about these young Saints

March 23, 2014



The Saints began the Alan Richardson era in style with an impressive 17 point win over Paul Roos’ Melbourne and looking far from the wooden spoon favourites that so many ‘experts’ predicted pre season.

Posted in: Australia, Sport

Man climbs Kilimanjaro without raising money for charity

March 17, 2014



EXCLUSIVE: In what is believed to be a world first, British man Richard Cock-Hornfellow recently climbed Africa’s highest mountain, Tanzania’s Mt Kilimanjaro, without raising money for charity.

Posted in: Africa, Humour, Travel

A wild encounter in Zambia

March 5, 2014



No sooner had I entered the limulunga, or park, when I came upon the dreaded Mkushi or Baboon.  I was en route to the Shiwa Ng’andu or Boiling Point, of the Zambezi, where the legendary river God Nyaminyami lives and had strayed unknowingly into Mkushi territory.  The male’s squinted, devilish stare was fixed, one might […]

Posted in: Africa, Humour, Travel