Comfortable Man

My daughter, reading an internet quiz to me: “What super power would you like to have?” I responded, “The power to turn red into green at traffic lights”. The next day, walking to the bus stop, thinking about work, it came to me. My secret desire. What I have wanted my whole life. To be […]

So Excitement

So excitement is right. There must just be something wonderful about being a ‘Tim’. I’ve raved before about Tim Powers, and of course there is Tim Brooke-Taylor, and, er, I suppose, Tiny Tim. But Australian Tims are in another category altogether – and I am not (just) talking about Tim Tams. Tim Winton releases a […]

Senate Inquiry into Lyme-like illness in Australia

Thousands of Australians are suffering from a Lyme like illness. The Australian medical profession is failing these Australians by denying the existence of the disease, ¬†failing to¬†diagnose the disease, and failing to provide adequate treatment. The Federal Senate is conducting an inquiry into this situation. This is great news. However, it requires material to work […]

APOLLO

I remember the moon landing. I kept asking my mother when they were going to put my cartoons on, instead of all this low quality space stuff. At about 3pm, I realised I would not be seeing my morning cartoons. It was just wrong. I think my basic sense of injustice springs from that event. […]

The Dope

“I’m looking for the dope with the microscope” – Iggy Pop One of my favourite lines, from the theme song from one of my favourite films, Repo Man, I was horrified to read yesterday that the quote is actually “looking for the joke with a microscope”. Several googles later, I was reassured by other sites […]