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Do Threesomes Work?

Everyone has a favourite sexual fantasy; nowadays, having a threesome is very popular. A threesome is any group of three people in sexual activity: a man and two women, a woman with two men, or three people of the same sex. In real life, few will actually try out the fantasy, as often the thought […]

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All The Way With The NBA

If you haven’t noticed, the NBA is fashionable again. Not since the 1990s, when every second teenager wasted their parents’ money, or their own hard-earned, on Upper Deck and Fleer trading cards, has American basketball been so prevalent in Australia’s sporting psyche. I’m not just talking about those ubiquitous snapback caps and hideously coloured jerseys […]

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Pétillant-naturel Wines – What Are They?

It’s fair to say that most of us who like fizz want to drink Champagne, but we can’t always afford it. The Aussie and Kiwi fizz producers have done a great job making decent bubbles affordable, and many of us have also discovered the budget-friendly Prosecco, which is made in a slightly different style, but […]

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Dogs For Adoption – Bam Bam and Pebbles

NAME | Bam Bam and Pebbles AGE | 1 year SEX | Female BREED | Chihuahua x WEIGHT | 3.9kg and 2.9kg Bam Bam and Pebbles are sisters who love each other and want to stay together. They are very social and affectionate with other dogs, but can be a touch shy with people. They […]

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Lip-smacking Lizards

Occasionally I don the dick-stickers, goggles and ear plugs, and pretend to be one of those all year, all weather ocean swimmers. Seemingly immune to the cold and unperturbed by the threat of sharks, they ply endlessly, anonymously, at an excruciating snail’s pace backwards and forwards off Coogee Beach. Myself, though, I refuse to dabble […]

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Letters May 2016

BONDI PAV REVAMP I have submitted numerous commentaries concerning the works to Bondi Pavilion. I have also attended meetings to hear the views of Council, the public, and the specialists. I have viewed the proposed plans. My primary view, which has not altered over time, is that the proposals do not rely on an overarching […]

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Is Daryl Free To Air Television’s Death Knell?

A few years ago I wrote a piece predicting the imminent demise of free to air television. At the time, Channel Ten was really battling, while the Nine and Seven networks were dominating proceedings despite their overall audiences slipping. Since then, audiences have continued to decline, the ABC has had its budget cut by the […]

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Pearls of Wisdom: Sugar Too Sweet For The Taxman’s Tongue

The British government is set to introduce a sugar levy on soft drinks, having been shamed into action by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Knowing Australia’s love affair with Jamie Oliver and our passion for anything anti-sugar, you would think that our government would harness popular opinion and follow Britain’s lead. But, alas, pig trotters (in […]

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Travel in style

May 2016 Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up Change – For the best part of eleven years we’ve been throwing celebrity types on The Beast cover. Not this month. Enjoy the holiday. Motorhomes – We can see why the Yanks love these big thumping hotel rooms on wheels. There really is no better way to travel. Skyscanner – If you’re looking […]

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Dog for Adoption – Penny

NAME | Penny AGE | 12 months SEX | Female BREED | Great Dane X Shepherd WEIGHT | 30kg Penny is an active, affectionate girl. She is a big pooch who is learning not to jump up on people with love and excitement. She loves pats and cuddles. Penny prefers jogging to walking, but is […]

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