April 2014

What do mining bosses and fat kids have in common?


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Just say you’ve got heaps of spare cash. Should you pay less for stuff? Should you be paying less than those who don’t have heaps of spare cash? Maybe I’ve oversimplified the issue. Say there’s one really fat kid in the playground. Considering the obesity epidemic among Australia’s children there’s probably heaps of fat kids, but let’s Read More

What Anzac Day means to me – one person who’s never fought in a war


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I’ve never fought in a war, and given a choice I never will. I hope and pray that I never know what it’s like to be surrounded by gunfire or explosions, or witness anyone die by violent and unnatural causes. If I were interviewed while at a dawn service, or at Gallipoli, or during one Read More

What do Strawberries and Easter Eggs have in common?


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So we’ve just had the Easter Break including Easter Monday, better known as the yearly celebration of no more Easter eggs clogging up our supermarket aisles. This year they seemed to arrive with Hot Cross Buns on January 1, which is more outrageous than whatever just happened on Masterchef, The Block and Game of Thrones Read More

Stand Up Comedy – How and Why Do I Do It?


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The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is now in full swing, and as a comedian, the most common question I’m asked is, ‘How do you do it?’ Basically people want to know how I manage to overcome all that fear, and stand on stage in front of a group of strangers, then attempt to make them Read More

Shopping. I cannot think of a bigger waste of time.


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Shopping. I just don’t get it. Honestly, I cannot think of a bigger waste of time. Watching the grass grow or the paint dry, at least you’re outside and contemplating things. Such as why café coffee always tastes better than home coffee, why it is that home improvements on television take a fraction of the Read More

Fashion Victims and Australia’s first H&M Store


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So, the first H&M store has just opened in Australia. In Melbourne of course, as Melbourne hits that magical sweet spot between up itself enough to prioritise fashion over everything but football, and cold enough that people need clothes all year round. A stylish person in Sydney would only need half the wardrobe, and in Read More

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