Working Wonders

Nothing can compare to the feeling of stepping into one’s very own office and realising, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you’ve really knocked it out of the park this time. That’s how I felt this morning when I saw the results of the remodelling operation. It’s been going on all year, so it’s …

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Blue-Collar Frivolity

There are plenty of theme parks for the upper class. Of course there are. You have to be quite stupendously rich to know about them, with their existence hidden from the unwashed masses who don’t have money. Last year for my birthday I went to Crystal Land, which is a secret cave underneath the Simpson …

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Boom, Disqualification!

They don’t usually have total maniacs on The Great Australian Trade-Off. And to be fair to the producers (or whoever picks the contestants), Kirralee seemed pretty normal in the first few weeks. They did that thing with all the contestants where they show a bit of their home life, with Kirralee saying she was a …

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Superior Tunes

As a famous band once said, ‘The Winner’s Steaks Are Tall’. Ah yes, that 70s classic about winning a steak dinner, with the thickest, juiciest steaks on offer. Back then they used to sing about real things, like winning steak dinners and people who dressed up like soldiers to entertain audiences (‘Trooper Trouper’) even though …

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Music of Pipes

Drains are so terribly musical. I have the utter privilege of having the room near the pipes in our apartment, and I’m talking the premium pipes, the ones that run through the entire building. They course through my bedroom wall, gurgling and splurging and wishing and washing, all night long. I actually pay slightly less …

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Cities of Solar!

Brisbane and solar power go together like concentrated yeast extract and toast. Like a grill and a burger. Like cold one and a hard day’s yakka. You’d think by now, the buildings in Brisbane would be coated in solar panels – just plastered in them. Maybe they should be making entire skyscrapers out of solar …

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