August 2017

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The body suits that I have been getting lately from my wishlist have been a big hit with you guys
Nothing written for today, so here I go clearing the decks again of unfinished posts that go nowhere and don't reach a conclusion. 

I was going to write a whinging email about the amount of music played on local ABC radio stations. Hello? I listen to a talk station for talk?  You may have noticed I like to whinge. It is my English genes. Instead I will write more locally, about my ABC, that is ABC Radio Melbourne.

The programme grid begins for me often hearing a little of overnight national radio before 5:30. I expect the broadcaster is not at his or her peak at the point and it is pretty boring.

Then on comes Red Symons, a brilliant broadcaster who makes the trivial so interesting. The news and AM are compulsory when I am home to listen to them.

AM is followed by the leading Australian morning presenter, Jon Faine. Now, his programme runs from 8:30 until noon. Three and half hours daily is a long time on air. The ...

Holy cow it has been 8 days since I last posted on here, that has to be a record since I started this blog back in May 2005.

Thank you for the emails of concern… I did have to head up to the Gold Coast for a family funeral and spent a few days up there but the main restraint on my blog posting has been a huge server upgrade which has had Kip and I working a lot more than usual and I think we both work a fair bit to start with.

All day today (like 14 hours) I have been working on the Speedo Forum.  I’ve been wanting to update the forum for a while and the server change over gave me the opportunity although it has been a bunch of work.  If you haven’t seen it check it out  It is a great bunch of guys and I think the updates are really awesome.  To be honest I’m proud of the work that Kip and I did on it


When I was in Naxos, last month I saw a t-shirt for sale that I should have bought but didn’t. It said “Don’t forget to play”. That’s something that as adults we so often do. We get very caught up on what we think we should do and what society will approve of. I really like the idea of just doing something childish every now and then.

Yesterday I saw this video (below) to Macklemore’s new single Glorious. In the video he goes to pick up his real life grandmother for her 100th birthday and takes her out on an adventure day being silly and having fun.

You know how parents aren’t allowed to have a favourite child but grandparents totally are? My grandmother on Dad’s side adored me and we got on like a house on fire. If she were alive today I would love to have taken her out on a day like this just being silly and fun. She had a laugh that was loud and inappropriately bawdy at times. It was awesome.

I still don't know how to fix Blogger's adult warning issue.  Anyway, here's hoping this gets through to you all.

(I thought I might use this for a short story.  We'll see.)

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Mr Turnbull, stand WITH us
Bah humbug to political correctness. That's what I say (and so does former PM Tony Abbott, oddly linking it to gay marriage plebiscite).

Bring back the good old days, when you could call people Wogs, Poofs, Yids and Slant Eyes.

Bring back the good old days, when women sought illegal abortions and died or were rendered unable to bear children in the future.

Bring back the good old days, when workers were frequently injured or killed at work and nothing was ever done to improve workplace safety.

Bring back the good old days, when people could drive cars when they were drunk or drugged and kill people.

Surely the world has gone mad with political correctness. We need to turn the clocks back to when we could say nasty things about people, behave very badly and put lives at risks with stupid laws or a lack of laws. (I did look at a few clips from Love Thy Neighbour, but they really do go too far).

I was asked a question by a reader who wanted to know if it was normal for a young man