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Frank Moorhouse, TV bartender.

July 15, 2022 - 14:21 -- Admin

A decade or so back I flew to Sydney to work on a TV idea that didn’t take off, a book show. We should have known it was never going to take off. TV already had a book show, which is to say the ABC did. Who else was going to make one? SBS? Don’t make me larf. We needed a budget for this thing.

I can’t remember the full pitch now, but it was going to be ‘different’.

B2s at Amberley.

July 13, 2022 - 12:05 -- Admin

Growing up in Ipswich it wasn’t unusual to have F1-11s come roaring over a couple of times a week. You got used to it.

Don’t know that I’d get used to having a pair of these bad boys in the hood, though.

Saturday Protein

July 9, 2022 - 13:39 -- Admin

Saturday is my morning off work and exercise. Jane has a swim but I just go for a walk around West End. The markets are on at the footy club so I normally strap on the mask and head to this little Philippino food stall for some chicken on a stick. (Or pork if the dirty bird has run out).

$WTF 125 Show bag.

July 8, 2022 - 09:18 -- Admin

When I was a kid my rich cousins used to get all the good show bags. I’m still seething with envy decades later. But discovering that (1) the most popular show bag is a now $3 Bertie Beetle sampler and that, (2) Lindt takes the piss with a HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE DOLLAR offering, makes me feel a little better.

If a terrible chocolate beetle is number one, then obviously a new generation of children is feeling just as poorly done by as I did.

The direwolf at my door

July 8, 2022 - 08:02 -- Admin

I looked up from the screen yesterday to find I had a visitor. This disturbingly large heckhound. He’d bailed up the two labs and was eying off the cat as a potential snack.

I distracted him with some kibble and got the Council dog dude around to pick him up. The dog dude said it was his third time in the paddy wagon.

My very first Covid column

July 7, 2022 - 15:19 -- Admin

I found this as I was cleaning up some old Ninefax files. I must have submitted it on the way to the airport because we flew out for Europe the day it was published. That was the last time I flew anywhere for a long time, and we seemed to be a couple of days ahead of the bug everywhere we went. It feels odd, too, that I nailed the pandemic to Xi Jinping’s forehead well before SloMo got in trouble for doing the same thing.