Mouldy Camembert

Just got back from the Cockatoo Island Festival. Am very pleased to have gotten along to an event in Sydney while it’s still in its nascent phase. Unfortunately, it’s probably doomed to go the way of all other Sydney events like Tropfest or the noodle markets and end up overflowing with plebs and poseurs with…

Kill ’em all?

By now you must no doubt be aware of the media circus surrounding poor Terry Schiavo. (But then since when has The Guardian needed such a lame excuse to get stuck into Dubya?) And a very interesting take on it from Get Your War On. Glassy-eyed, no cognitive ability, persistent vegetative state. Poor Terry Schiavo…

Grunt! Mongo not agree!

It seems the Sydney Morning Herald is about as likely to print one of my letters as it is to give up publishing articles like Sue Ostler’s Bloke culture discovers its softer side that trade on worn-out and inaccurate gender stereotypes. Unlike its readers, the Herald never seems to tire of stories asserting that men…