Posted on February 7, 2016 by Xavier Toby
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Is evolution going backwards?


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The Huffington Post

Do you think that evolution is going backwards?

I do.

If you’re reading this, I’m clearly not talking about you – since you can read.

Something longer than a street sign, an ironic tattoo and the winning lotto numbers, and that’s the key.

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Posted on February 1, 2016 by Xavier Toby
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The stock market is the world’s biggest scam

This article first appeared in: The Brisbane Courier Mail.

I DON’T believe in the stock market as a concept and I don’t understand why anyone else does – apart from those who make buckets of money working on it, of course.

Now I do realise that the stock market does actually exist, unlike courteous drivers on the freeway, affordable houses in the suburbs and raw kale that tastes like anything but bitter and boring.

The stock market is, however, just like short-term loans, psychics and every single anti-ageing beauty product – a massive scam. The economists and financial planners try to trick us with pretty graphs, buzzword-packed analyses and huge numbers.

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Posted on January 24, 2016 by Xavier Toby
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If you’re on the internet, don’t count on good grief


Reports that rock legend Animal had died at 66 were a hoax, but a pretty funny one thanks to: Waterford Whispers News.

This article first appeared in: The Daily Telegraph and The Herald Sun.

I HAD to laugh recently when Twitter declared war on cancer, but I do appreciate the sentiment.

Cancer does suck and not just because lately it has been taking down too many of our celebrities. Cancer affects normal people too.

I doubt that it’s something in the air or water, apart from all the deadly planet and people-killing chemicals, but 2016 so far does seem to be the year of the celebrity death.

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Posted on January 19, 2016 by Xavier Toby
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Why does anyone bother playing the lottery?

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The jackpot ended up being $1.6 billion, but the boards aren’t programmed to show that much. This week it’s back down to only $40 million. You think anyone but me will be playing?

This article first appeared in the Huffington Post.

Want to win a billion dollars? By playing the lottery?

Sorry, you’re no chance. Even if you did buy a ticket.

So why does anyone bothering playing the lottery?

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Posted on January 11, 2016 by Xavier Toby
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Getting Freaky at Work

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By now, most of us have started back at work for the year, and that first day back is always one of the toughest.

It’s waking up next to your partner the day after the end of your honeymoon, looking at them and thinking, ‘Welcome to the rest of my life.’

The big problem then is that you can’t get freaky with your job, or while at work. Well you shouldn’t, and please don’t give it a go unless you have your own office – with the blinds down and door locked.

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