Category Archives: Pop Culture-Related Things

Seven tips for recreating a big NYE night out in the comfort of your own home

First published in Time Out Sydney, December 26, 2014 Dear the Internet, New Years Eve is, let’s not beat around the bush, a nightmare. There’s nothing more grim than enforced fun and NYE is basically a giant public office party: … Continue reading

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Your post-budget ABC TV programme guide

Published in Time Out 8 May 2014, art by Robert Polmear Dear the Internet, Next week your treasurer Joe Hockey will hand down the Abbott government’s first federal budget, and you can feel the excitement in the air. Will universal … Continue reading

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Sydney or Melbourne: which city will kill you first?

First published in Time Out Sydney 27 February 2014 Dear the Internet, The Guardian recently published an interactive map showing how one’s life expectancy changes depending on where in the world one lives. It’s a fascinating tool unambiguously showing that … Continue reading

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Here’s the Thing: Why it’s your ABC

Originally published at TheVine, 2 December 2013 What’s the ABC actually for? Glad you asked! As you’re no doubt aware, the government is slashing funding to the ABC. You know, just like they promised they’d do the night before the … Continue reading

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Please fill out our intrusive new Word on the P Street Reader Application

First published in Time Out Sydney 11 Oct 2013. Art by Robert Polmear Dear The Internet, I have folders like this EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME If there’s one thing that we can all agree on in these social media-savvy times, it’s … Continue reading

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Can men be as funny as women?

Originally published at Daily Life, 13 September 2013 Comedy. It’s an art form that people have strong feelings about, and there is one subject that comes up with tireless regularity. You see it debated in magazine columns and on chat … Continue reading

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Unfiending: the gentle art of losing jerks on Facebook

Published in Time Out Sydney on Sept 4 2013. Art by Robert Polmear When you can no longer be friends with someone on Facebook, but don’t want to be one who cuts ties, there can be a third, wonderful way… Dear The … Continue reading

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