Kill Devil Hills @ The Indi Bar

March 12, 2009

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11th March 2009

The Indi Bar is still doing a cracking job of keeping its gig guide top secret. It was only thanks to a hand written notice pinned to the local supermarket’s community notice board that I was alerted to the fact that the Kill Devil Hills were playing last night. Read the rest of this entry »


‘Ninja’ kangaroo terrorises family in bed

March 10, 2009

Not a bird, or a plane, but a kangaroo has crashed through the bedroom window of a Canberra family’s home before terrorising its unsuspecting occupants. Read the rest of this entry »


Sub-Editing Skills Lost In Fire

February 11, 2009

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“Australia fires claim more lives”

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“Australia police target arsonists”

These two headlines are from the BBC News website. OK, I can hear you now. “Yeah, there’s an “N” missing from Australia, but geez Will, why be such a pedant about spelling and grammar?” Read the rest of this entry »


Return of the Merkin: Map-of-Tassie Mystery Deepens

February 4, 2009

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“Blowing in the wind…” Reads the caption in the Sydney Morning Herald. Tres witty! Those Fairfax photo editors show just how hilarious they can be with this flattering shot of cricket WAG Jessica Bratich on the red linoleum at some cretinous awards night. But the unwritten subtext here (sniff, Fairfax does have standards, you know…) is “WTF is that dark patch between her legs?” Read the rest of this entry »


Perth’s Wheel(s) of Misfortune

January 6, 2009

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The new Wheel of Perth provides an interesting insight into the inept and unimaginative planning that our governing bodies at state and local level are famous for. While there’s nothing wrong with slavishly copying the London Eye tourist wheel, Perth Mayor Lisa Scaffidi should have considered whether there is actually anything worth seeing from a much smaller one perched on the edge of the Swan River. Read the rest of this entry »


Dickin’ Around In Dardanup

December 14, 2008
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Bright young things

Fear, Love and Idiosyncrasies
New works by Linda Skrolys and Russell Sheridan

Dardanup, home to artists Linda Skrolys and Russell Sheridan, also hosts the annual Bull and Barrel Festival, where punters can commune intimately with 3 trillion blowflies while wandering aimlessly around a paddock eating roast beef rolls and drinking indifferent wines. The festival culminates after the sun sets with the ritualistic burning of a huge wooden statue of a bull – think The Wicker Man, but somewhat less exciting as there isn’t a policeman trapped inside. Read the rest of this entry »


Man caught with penis in pasta jar

November 27, 2008

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A man caught near Nobbys Beach with his penis in a pasta sauce jar led police on a 20 kmh car chase, Newcastle Local Court heard yesterday. Police drew their weapons when they suspected Keith Roy Weatherley, 46, was armed. Instead, they found him partially clothed with his genitals in a jar, a police statement said. Read the rest of this entry »