Words that rhyme with Baku

April 8, 2015



Phew: Applying for a visa to Azerbaijan is an adventure in itself. One month before departure I applied online, a process that involved scanning an assortment of documents, all to be saved, for some unexplained reason, in jpeg format and then uploaded onto a website which was full of strange letters, lots of Ü’s and […]

Posted in: Culture, Humour, Travel

Angelina Jolie to remove lung, spleen and kidneys

March 26, 2015



Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has revealed she will soon undergo further surgical procedures to remove body parts.

Posted in: Gender, Humour, Pop culture

Mukesh Singh and his right to life

March 18, 2015


Mukesh Singh, appearing in the BBC documentary

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, are, at least in Australia, the contemporary faces of the anti death penalty campaign.  Repentant, reformed and rehabilitated, they are role models to fellow prisoners, have inspired collective goodwill in the Australia community and have gained the respect and trust of prison staff.  Their stories make the job of campaigners […]

The Robe St diaries – entry #2

March 4, 2015



Are you serious Dave? Really Dave? It’s Monday night! It’s a bloody Monday night! Not only did I have to work on Tuesday, I left early on Monday with the sniffles and would have much to catch up on. Now I had to listen to Dave, his girlfriend, who I had since discovered was named […]

Posted in: Australia, Culture, Humour

The Robe St diaries – entry #1

February 23, 2015



Dave is having relationships issues. Dave has a number of issues, as I have observed over the past couple of weeks, his haircut, fashion sense, taste in music, depth of vocabulary and concern for his neighbours’ sleep patterns head, what I am confident is an extensive list, however his relationship was his chief concern this […]

Posted in: Australia, Culture, Humour

You don’t have to like them

February 3, 2015



As one Australian tastes his new found freedom, after 400 days in Egyptian captivity, two other Australians await a more serious fate in an Indonesian prison.

Australian Whine Guide 2015

January 31, 2015



Australian whines are increasingly forging a reputation as some of the best in the world, even overtaking the traditional whines of the British and French.

Posted in: Australia, Humour, Language