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Twitter Burn 1906-style

Filed under Archives by The Cigar

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 …

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,

Patients who refuse to pass quietly

Filed under Archives by Editor

A city hospital nurse confessed to me that she had become hardened like many of the other girls.

She told me now, one night, one of the nurses in her hospital was watching by the bedside of a woman in a very serious condition.

She was reading and keenly interested …

Green Micks Day in Batman

Filed under AusPol by Throsby

Voters in the Victorian federal electorate of Batman were a little nonplussed at the huge number of Greens supporters roaming the streets on March 17 election day.

Throsby can’t be sure if punters knew how many of those green-clad enthusiasts were Saint Patrick’s Day oirish celebrants. Nor should he venture …



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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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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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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Bondi Snobs Hobble Pavilion’s Millions

Never get between an Australian Liberal (conservative) and a piece of public property. Behind every Liberal-run government ...
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White Native Gangs Terrorise Largs Bay Locals

The Gadfly went for a mix at Largs Bay on Tuesday night of last week with his sisters, ...
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Reid’s Red Herring

This could have been written yesterday – swap out “Reid” and swap in “Trumble.”
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Boko Bombs Bill

A teenaged Throsby recalls listening to Parliament on the unidirectional non-buffering broadcast pre-Internet. Ming’s Liberal pollies ...
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