May 27, 2015



Revoking the citizenship of dual Australian nationals fighting in the Middle East or plotting terrorist attacks at home is a dangerous idea and it runs against the free and democratic values we are supposedly defending.

‘Alphabet’ serial killer regrets decision to use Georgian alphabet

May 16, 2015



California police this week arrested Alexander Spervi, the notorious serial killer known commonly as the ‘Alphabet killer.’

Posted in: Humour, Language

The match day experience

May 6, 2015



No longer is a game of Australian Rules football sufficient entertainment for 3 hours on a weekend, fans must now be treated to a complete ‘match day experience.’

Posted in: Australia, Pop culture, Sport

The Caucasus 3-2-1

April 27, 2015



The Caucasus trip for 2015 has concluded and votes are in…

Posted in: Culture, Humour, Travel

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 […]