Author: Peter Toby

Snow and the City, with Bonus Frostbite

Daylight saving started in New York City on Sunday March 8, where I now reside. Completely unlike Australia, where the days are already getting longer when the clocks change, in New York the streets are still covered in snow, and the top temperature is often below freezing. Seeing a city covered in snow is bizarre, Read More

My name’s not Matthew

I’m coming to Mackay, Middlemount, Dysart & Moranbah in Queensland! That’s exciting. As part of the Anywhere Theatre Festival (from March 13 to 22) I’ll be performing two shows (all tix only $15): Mining My Own Business (in Mackay, Middlemount, Dysart & Moranbah) http://anywherefest.com/mining 2015 – When We Were Idiots (comedy history walking tour in Mackay) http://anywherefest.com/walking-tour Read More

No going without the traditions of Lent in the lead up to Easter

  LENT has well and truly begun, and it goes for ages. Forty days in fact. I’ve had careers, relationships and pets that have all lasted nowhere near as long. If you didn’t know, Lent is the period leading up to Easter, which involves Christians still into the whole religion thing giving up on something. Read More

The light at the end of the tunnel

I’m coming to Mackay, Middlemount, Dysart & Moranbah in Queensland! That’s exciting. As part of the Anywhere Theatre Festival (from March 13 to 22) I’ll be performing two shows (all tix only $15): Mining My Own Business (in Mackay, Middlemount, Dysart & Moranbah) http://anywherefest.com/mining 2015 – When We Were Idiots (comedy history walking tour in Mackay) http://anywherefest.com/walking-tour Read More

Alcoholism: The secret to long life? Stop drinking!

News websites are full of surveys. Most prove nothing. The rest prove nothing useful. I’m a big one for calling them out every time they trot out something as interesting, insightful and revolutionary, which is actually common sense, no sense or nonsense. Then this study comes along, and it’s reaffirmed my faith in statistics everywhere. Read More

The Apple Store Head Explosion

Why is the Apple Store still a thing? All the staff in that same shirt with hipster flourishes like partially shaved hair, knitted bangles and non-prescription glasses. They’re like a really smug cult. Then there’s really only four things for sale. iPhone, iPod, iPad and laptops. Which you can get at about a hundred different Read More

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