February 2018

Generation Alpha will save the world

This article first appeared in the Sunday Herald Sun ‘Stop being a pathetic little victim. That’s so Gen X of you!’ my wife yelled. ‘What the what?’ I replied. She explained that Generation X is a term made popular by Canadian author Douglas Coupland, to describe those born roughly between 1965 and 1979. I told Read More

Barnaby crashes the custard truck

This article first appeared on The Big Smoke The public’s outrage to Barnaby Joyce’s affair has been understandable, but gazing at the history of similar actions, don’t be surprised if nothing happens to him. Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion have officially been outed for swapping gravy, dancing the forbidden Polka, and indulging in gland-to-gland combat, Read More

Shopping centers, Uber drivers and society are all doomed

This article first appeared in the Herald Sun Are shopping centers quieter than they used to be? I remember twenty years ago parking on a piece of grass a ten-minute walk from Highpoint, and it being fifty-fifty if my car would be there when I got back. Or going to Chadstone and spending an hour Read More

Solve fat by letting the animals run free

This article first appeared in the Herald Sun Every year around now, my NYE resolution to lose weight and get fitter falls apart. It’s the number one resolution around the world, so I’m guessing I’m not alone. Growing up and out, I was a chubby child, a roly-poly teenager, meaty in my twenties, flabby through Read More