Dear the Internet,
If you’re wondering whether the US election result is a bad thing or an absolutely catastrophic thing for Australia, then you’re definitely going to want to come join The Double Disillusionists – myself and Mr Dom Knight – at Giant Dwarf next Thursday (23rd Nov)!
That’s where we’ll be unpicking the election in forensic-yet-hilarious style with two experts on the political game: Fairfax’s Jacqueline Maley and BuzzFeed’s Mark di Stefano! There’ll also be copies of Mark’s new book What A Time To Be Alive and my books as well, which will make Xmas shopping INCREDIBLY EASY.
(Speaking of my book, here’s a review of it!)
It’s one of the last things I’ll be doing before hunkering down for the arrival of li’l Chewbacca Smashmouth, so do come and say hi.
There’s also the Double Disillusionists podcast on Omny and iTunes, which ought to get you in the mood for the show, and also ROMANCE!
In other news: I’ve had a very writerly sort of a time of it lately. I’ve started serious work on book #3 (the music-related one that got pushed aside when Curious Malcolm began), so that’s going to take me merrily up to… um, whenever it’s done. I’ll probably have loads more for it than I can shove in the book, so I’ll start dumping leftover gems on this very site. Honest.
There’s been a bunch of non-column things lately too, like…
- My interview with Jimmy Barnes (which was my first Rolling Stone cover story, a point which I will NEVER TIRE OF MAKING)
- Talking about the utter bullshit of a “men-only workspace” that looks awfully like a weird little Men’s Rights cult, for Daily Life and…
- A piece on the staggeringly tonedeaf 60 Minutes story on Gable Tostee’s exquisitely unsuccessful attempt at reputation management after Warriena Wright fell to her death from his balcony.
And here are the last few Fairfax columns as well, in case you’ve missed ’em:
Turnbull can’t be battling the elite: he is the elite
The problem for Turnbull is that he’s uniquely ill-placed to frame himself as a working-class hero since he’s the least working-class leader the nation has ever had.
We haven’t seen the last of Australia’s ‘rise of the deplorables’
If this is indeed the rise of the deplorables, we’re gonna need a bigger basket.
There could never be an Australian Trump… right?
We moderate types really, really, really need to do a better job of bringing people with us.
Anxious about the result? Try the US Election Drinking Game
Why watch the end of American democracy alone when you can do so with your old friend Sweet Lady Booze?
Why Scott Ludlam’s depression leave is important – for you
Maybe take a second to ask yourself: are you OK?
What the hell is wrong with Australia’s minor parties?
As Family First’s Bob Day and One Nation’s Rob Culleton have made clear this week, our minor parties don’t appear to be attracting Australia’s best and brightest.