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Boxing Day in WiganBoxing Day in Wigan

26 Dec 2001 | Published in UK Blog, Writing

They emerged, that day, with the first few flakes of snow. Drifting in as if from nowhere. A scarcely believable sight for a pair of Aussies a long way from home.
A chicken. A pig. And one enormously uddered cow. They marched into the pub and no one seemed to notice as they strode to the bar to partake in some pints. The pig bought the first round and could barely contain his laughter as he watched the cow slip an extra long udder into the chicken’s beer.
A choking chicken. A sniggering pig. And a cow reciting a carefully rehearsed “pull [...]



Welcome to LondonWelcome to London

20 Dec 2001 | Published in UK Blog, Writing

I stepped out to the street from my new London abode.
“Oi! Do yu wa”a buy a laptop?”
I started sweating from the moment I saw it. I had been thinking of scouring the second hand market for a computer, but here was something that had slipped through its fingers.
“I’d have to have a proper look at it mate.”
In the car. Inane and idle chatter.
“Foirs’ time in London?”
“Yes, yes, not been here long.”
“Wel’ome to London son”
“Thanks” I said pouring over the laptop. A Pentium IV, 64 meg of RAM. Good. 10 gig, DVD, looks new. Looks good.
“Well i’s a Sony in’ i’?”
“Yes. [...]



London TrawlingLondon Trawling

6 Dec 2001 | Published in UK Blog, Writing

My recent travels have required me to do some serious trawling for accommodation, perhaps more so in London than anywhere else. For that genuine London Eye-opening experience, the best ride in town has to be the city’s accommodation roller coaster.
Like so many new arrivals in London, my partner and I mooched our way through our first few weeks in town. We stayed with some long lost, but happily rediscovered, relatives who had three small children and a room to spare. The children clung to my limbs like baubles on a reluctantly replanted Christmas tree and reaffirmed my resolve to delay [...]




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Rocking out in Redfern
Rocking out in Redfern

Most of the lawyers at a music trivia night might have started practising law when Soundgarden rather than Schoolboy Q were moving the kids, but a music trivia night is for the young at heart, writes Anthony Jucha
The crowning event of Law Week this year was Redfern Legal Centre’s ‘Rock trivia fundraising event’.
The invitation encouraged contestants to “get competitive” and “get mean” and “claim the title of ‘Most Rockin’ Law Dudes Ever’.”
I was recruited to help out as a scorekeeper on the night.  I agreed… for the feel-good factor; for something to write about; and for a couple of cold slices [...]

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Launch of Adelaide Edition of Monopoly – Channel 10
Launch of Adelaide Edition of Monopoly – Channel 10

Launching the Adelaide Edition of Monopoly – as seen on Channel 10 News.

 
 
 
 

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Monopoly – ABC Radio 891
Monopoly – ABC Radio 891

A fun (half hour) interview with Sonya Feldhoff from ‘Afternoons’ at 891 ABC Adelaide about The Campaign for Real Monopoly – started by blogger Jonny Nexus to encourage people to play by the rules.
Click here to listen to Part 1 of the Interview
Click here to listen to Part 2 of the Interview
See also on ABC Radio’s page.

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Satire – What Makes a Man Bare All?
Satire – What Makes a Man Bare All?

Anthony’s 2004 Adelaide Fringe debut takes us on a journey that bares all. With musical support from Gary and Rob (and constant interruptions by Michael Hicks), the show features such unusual explorations as:
• why spotted ties send the wrong message
• the rejection letter poem
• the army, cocaine, grenades and me
• why thinking about work can actually increase arousal
• losing your virginity; beware the dark blue ring
• hard up at the puppetry of the penis auditions
• the brighter side of breaking your penis
• a long weekend sleeping out with the homeless
If there is a place in hell for you [...]