Posted on December 23, 2016 by Xavier Toby

Should I buy my wife a Christmas Present?

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This article first appeared in the Herald Sun

Should I buy my wife a Christmas Present?

Well yes of course, and that’s exactly what my heart said.

My head, however, was full of facts.

We’re both doing okay. We have enough stuff, and isn’t Christmas a time for giving to those less fortunate?

What I’d really like to do is give her a present and not have to deal with the stress of getting anything in return.

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Posted on December 16, 2016 by Xavier Toby

Voting. Maybe it isn’t for everyone.

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This article first appeared in the Brisbane Courier Mail

Voting. Maybe it isn’t for everyone.

Now nobody should ever be excluded based on their race, religion, gender or any other general reason. Based on what’s been happening in the world lately, however, I just think we’d be better off if voting was restricted to those with a very basic understanding of the issues.

Before you all explode with rage at the audacity of this idea, consider a Tinder match. The person might lie and embellish to get you to meet them.

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Posted on November 17, 2016 by Xavier Toby

Hey America — you need a lesson in fact vs opinion

This article first appeared in the Brisbane Courier Mail

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Do you understand the difference between a fact and an opinion?

I’m asking because it’s a point that many Americans seem confused about.

It’s a problem, because the Americans just chose a racist and narcissist piece of cheese to be the most powerful human being on the planet, and to be at the helm of the world’s largest economy and the most powerful military humanity has ever known.

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Posted on October 23, 2016 by Xavier Toby

Why does anyone bother playing the lottery?

This article first appeared in the Sunday Herald Sun

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WHY does anyone bothering playing the lottery? Well, the quick answer is because it’s fun, although winning is virtually impossible. For example, I’ve never come close to winning. If I did, I certainly wouldn’t be writing this article. I’d be looking for the right colour yacht to match my private jet, transformer car and team of mechanical wonder-monkeys.

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