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Beardy From Hell – July 2015

CANCER Jun 22-Jul 23 Save a fortune by substituting speed for cocaine. The coke we get here is mostly speed anyway and it’s actually pretty good shit. LEO Jul 24-Aug 23 Avoid the emergency department unless you’re seriously f*cked up, because one of the bogans in there will f*ck you up. VIRGO Aug 24-Sep 23 […]

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Dog For Adoption – Larry

Age | 2 years Sex | Male Breed | Foxy x Cattle Weight | 7.2kg Larry is a sweet, happy dog, but he needs a lot of confidence building and also he needs encouragement to walk on lead. He enjoys pats and cuddles more than walking. He has a short coat and weighs 7.2kg. He’s […]

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Photo: David Lee Roth

The Twisted Hypocrisy

The Honourable Justice Ian Gregory was at the end of his tether. He had worked in the justice system for over thirty years but had never seen a case with such mockery for the system. As the judge prepared to address the courtroom he took a good look around, shook his head in disgust and […]

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Photo: Museum Victoria

Swimming Green Army

Who doesn’t love donning smugglers, rummaging haphazardly in kelp, groping in rocky crevices and probing for precious, prickly whiskers? Free-diving for eastern rock lobsters (Sagmariasus verreauxi) has become a popular pastime enjoyed by the many pseudo hunter-gatherers inhabiting, among other places, Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Searching for, finding and snatching your legislated share off the ocean’s […]

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Photo: Dan Trotter

The Coming of Winter

June already – wow. The great thing about June is we are almost upon the shortest day of the year. Hooray! Over the past two years the coming of winter has grown to take on a special significance of its own and now brings with it the kind of excitement that ‘night scented jasmine’ evokes […]

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Photo: Daniel Resnik

Selamat Datang! – 48 Hours In Kuala Lumpur

I recently had a two-day stopover in Kuala Lumpur and found that this was definitely not enough time to see all the major attractions in this modern, cosmopolitan city. With limited time I bought a day pass on the ‘hop on, hop off’ bus tour. This is the perfect way to discover where all the […]

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Photo: Jayne Goodman

Aggressive, Noisy Interlopers… Domestic Geese

The only geese you are likely to see in the Sydney region are domestic birds that have either escaped or been dumped in Centennial Parklands, or at many of the ornamental lakes and ponds in the area. There are only two species of geese native to Australia. Magpie Geese are presently widespread in coastal and […]

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Photo: Rebecca Gibbs

The Battle Of The Beaches

It is a long held belief that Bondi, despite its grime, is the centre of style and sophistication in the Eastern Beaches, while Coogee is, at best, its daggy cousin. Given that I spend a lot of my time in Scum Valley and very little of it down south, I tend to agree with this […]

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Photo: Celia Bates

The Sexless Marriage

I see many couples who used to have good sex lives but now rarely have sex anymore, and would like this to change. It is difficult enough to talk about your sex life, but admitting you don’t have one at all is very embarrassing. These couples also often believe they are the only ones with […]

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June Thumbs

THUMBS UP The Clean-up Effort – Congratulations to the local councils on their swift and effective clean-up after the late April storms – a job very well done. Civilian Crime Fighting – It was great to see the power of people and the Internet bring down a dog-napper and thwart a café thief during the […]

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