We all know what happened in December. Bushfires and smoke. The PM, startled by the intrusion of Australia at his Hawaiian resort, stumbled in front of the media bus and copped a glancing blow from its unforgiving bull bar. Come[…]
Up the Creek with Throsby
Fifty years of scant results steer researchers to greener pastures. Dr. Larc Nagas, Special Director of SETI’s Forward-planning Committee, today proposed a radical agenda to modify the search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. He proposed Earth be included in the search for[…]
…all the lonely misguided people in this dark city … experts at avoiding reality. And with good reason. I’m not sure any of us wants to know what goes on out there at 3 am in some stink-ridden alley. God[…]
Image by Michael Leunig . (The following is a letter to the editor of the Griffith Review from 6th September 2007 in response to an article in Edition 13 ~ Author unknown) The Next Big Thing inspired me to write[…]
Ramming the Shears by Michael Leunig . Travel in Asia, Pacific, Europe, and the Americas, reveals an affectionate admiration for the peoples and lifestyle of this great sunburnt country, this wide brown land. Asians in particular regard us warmly, especially[…]
In the terror of this moment, as a rancorous ocean violently lashed our frail craft and vented torment upon us, it seemed an eternity since Carrie and I exchanged farewells on that sunny southern shore. I feared the vessel would[…]
Haiku in English is Rafferty’s Rules. Life pours as water coalescing out of drops – Momentary time. The joy of poetry escaped me for 60 years. Still does. One magical day Haiku appeared, which so piquantly paints Japanese thought I’m[…]
Redevelopment of Newcastle Ocean Baths pavilion and car park underway. The paint is peeling off the walls and door frames. The toilets stink. Homeless people camp under the archways. A greasy takeaway sells overpriced ham-and-cheese rolls.” Thus spake former Waverly[…]
While well-to-do queue for the latest iPhone or Tesla car, a localised board game gives hope to the region’s poor. Monopoly – a century ago known as “The Landlord’s Game – gloatingly instructed the hoi-polloi as to how, and from[…]
What’s this silliness of “memes” and “#hashtags” swirling through social media in ever decreasing circles? I’m older than most of you – well, all of you – and have seen myriad headlines and multitudinous news in my time. On social[…]
New app tests how mood affects cognitive performance. How much do you think your mood affects your brain’s ability to perform under pressure? An app developed by UNSW researchers in conjunction with University College London (UCL) will not only allow[…]
This topic has so many levels of irony, Throsby’s not sure how rant on it. So he’ll just put it out there. Victoria’s former Commissioner to the Americas and Senior advisor to Australia’s G20 Presidency, Victor Perton, is searching for[…]
On not shedding a tear ..
..hasn't dulled the urgeRead more ..
If he's a welfare leech then your soul is with the sociopaths and predators who own government and its minions, the revolving-door politician, gutting once noble nations that aspired to equality.
This elite will survive any economic train wreck, land softly on recently plundered taxpayers, then from fortresses of luxury and privilege prey elsewhere for spoils.
The dawn of civilization was greatly exaggerated.
Painters, such a sad old bunch
None it seems more so than Munch
Upon that bridge with skies afire
A meme took flight to never tire.
Quote Me"I am an obsessive rewriter, doing one draft and then another and another. In a way I have nothing to say but a great deal to add
~ Gore Vidal
"Rulers of state are the only ones who should have the privilege of lying" (Well, that explains the last 2500 years)
"By 'known unknowns' I was referring to the universe's dark matter.."
~ Donald Rumsfeld
"I have neither time nor inclination to communicate the fullness of my heart in speech, I am resolved to do it in writing, and to print myself out.."
~ Joseph Addison