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Tell Us What You Think

September 6, 2014 - 13:20 -- Admin

I did an interview a little while back on the subject of blogging. With tedious inevitability the question arose “how do you deal with the haters? The trolls? The negative comments?” Simple. I don’t read the comments.

I never read the comments. Good or bad. (Unless they come directly at me, by email or Twitter, but that’s another story)

Wait Long Enough By The River

September 2, 2014 - 23:30 -- Admin

A couple of things that I’ve learned as I wave a cowboy hat and ride this live explosive we call Earth:

Stop being so fucking prudish. Seriously, the universe is out there, beautiful and terrifying in it’s infinity and you’re worried about some grainy, pixellated areola. 

You’re all far too hung up on sex. It’s fun and it’s cheap and that should be more than enough to make it the nation’s number 1 pastime. Just be an adult about it.

The Light of Day Shall Turn A Troll To Stone

August 24, 2014 - 15:09 -- Admin

“Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld 

The good thing about the internet is that it gives everyone a voice and an ability to be heard. There can be no better example of this than during the recent crises in Turkey and Syria where tales of atrocities on the ground were brought to you directly by those who were suffering them.

An Open Letter To Tony Abbott

August 8, 2014 - 15:14 -- Admin

To The Member for Warringah,

Mr Abbott I wish to invoke the rite of parlay. 

I am a writer, comedian, satirist and social commentator. I am an environmentalist, a socialist, an intellectual and a free thinker. In short I am as diametrically opposed to your regime as you can possibly get. And oppose you I do, regularly, loudly and sometimes vehemently. But I write this missive under a banner of peace. 

An Open Letter To Bill Shorten

June 9, 2014 - 21:27 -- Admin

To The Hon. Bill Shorten,

Mr Shorten, I’m concerned.

My concerns regard yourself and the party that you lead and represent. Recent reports speculate that you are considering not blocking supply to this farcical attempt at fascism masquerading as a budget, that you would consider doing so “undemocratic”.

The Prescient Egon Spengler

May 20, 2014 - 14:51 -- Admin

There’s a routine I do in my show where I compare the front page stories of the major newspapers of whatever city I happen to find myself in at the time. Since this is Australia it is usually a comparison of the local Fairfax offering and some News Limited pabulum. 

The Years Condemn

April 25, 2014 - 13:43 -- Admin

They shall not grow old, as we who are left grow oldAge shall not weary them, or the years condemnAt the going down of the sun, and in the morning We will remember them

Will we? Do we truly remember them?