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Twitter Burn 1906-style

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While sitting in his favourite corner at the Greenroom Club, Henry Irving* was approached by a member, Watkins by name, who was an acknowledged bore. Watkins slapped him on the shoulder:

Ah, Harry, delighted to see you.”

Irving, who was never called Harry, and, in fact, could not tolerate the …

AusPol at Easter

Filed under AusPol by Throsby

Once, exasperated news hounds might shake their heads and marvel at how life imitates art.

Sometimes it was “stranger than fiction.”

Nowadays they curse too readily, “You can’t make this shit up.”

Headlines, by dint of subjects, grow sillier, but this isn’t a completely bad thing.

Sound of crickets

Flag …

The Haircut That Ate Kew Trinity Grammar

Filed under News by The Cigar

Oh, down at the catching pen an old shearer stands,
Grasping his shears in his long bony hands

Click goes his shears; click, click, click.
Wide are the blows, and his hand is moving quick

   ~ 1891 lyrics

A nation born of wool harvesting was delighted to hear the …

A dream born in Bondi

Filed under Bondi by Jhyimy Two Hats

Brietta Hague’s fine piece on Hadi Beydoun’s surfing dream, born of Bondi Beach, that he took all the way back to Africa’s Ivory Coast to start a revolution.

“Mr Beydoun bought a surfboard and started taking lessons at Maroubra and Bondi. Three years ago, after peace returned to Ivory Coast,

Fake the 1969 Moon Landing?

Filed under Australiana by Editor

An old friend reflected on his experience during the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing.

He was employed by Australia’s Postmaster-General’s department (PMG)  – you know it today as the privatised gouging entity, Telstra.

In those days the PMG was run by engineers whose core mission, after delivering letters, was to …



A dream born in Bondi

Brietta Hague’s fine piece on Hadi Beydoun’s surfing dream, born of Bondi Beach, that he took all the way back ...
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Maybe Everything is Fake

The so-called moon landing would be so easy to fake. I mean, look at the special effects in movies nowadays. ...
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Fake the 1969 Moon Landing?

An old friend reflected on his experience during the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. He was employed ...
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Patients who refuse to pass quietly

A city hospital nurse confessed to me that she had become hardened like many of the other girls. ...
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It’s Not Funny

I take exception to your flippant article (and I use the term loosely) trying poorly to ridicule Trinity Grammar School ...
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Haircutgate ~ A Grammarian Comedy

As The Cigar waded through the stream of anguish, the unfolding tragedy at Kew TGS - Trinity Grammar ...
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SA Election Softens Energy Erections

Cigar has a theory on elections and coin tosses. Experts on chance ...
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Green Micks Day in Batman

Voters in the Victorian federal electorate of Batman were a little nonplussed at ...
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Throsby’s Shortcomings

Who is this Throsby character with such a tenuous, superficial grasp of Australian politics and why does he have space ...
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Misconstured Snobs

I take strong offence at the article demeaning Waverly Council liberal supporters as “Bondi Snobs.” We fought for years to ...
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Another Bunch of Lefties?

I notice the usual socialist overtones pervading yet another sorry attempt at a political “blog.” You lefties just never ...
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Quality Journalism

I tripped over your quaint little rag whilst searching for obscenities to throw at my local councillor. While ...
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Throsby does AusPol


Bondi Curious


Australiana


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