Finally! Twenty plus years of jujitsu training pays off.Getting a migraine at my desk, I had an exciting moment when I stood up to go get some nurofen. Both legs were asleep and collapsed eccentricall…
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The rise of the machinesJonathon Last’s newsletter for The Bulwark is always a bracing read, and never more so than this morning when he pointed to a piece about the wa…
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A thing I liked: The Liberator.This one snuck up on me. The Liberator on Netflix. It's a four-part drama following a US infantry unit through 500 days of campaigning in the Se…
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Staying with bread...I’m a little sleepy today because I got up at 2AM this morning to see Thomas off to his new job as a baker’s apprentice. He’d been thinking of d…
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Pour one out for the cheese toast kings.I had no idea that the pandemic had killed off Sizzler, at least in Australia, but apparently the last slab of cheese toast will get plated up a…
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My babies, coming home.Five years ago today I signed over the digital rights for Felafel and The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco to my then publishers, Pan MacMillan. Famously,…
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Tough day at the keyboardI should be posting this over at Patreon, but it’s not the sort rubbish I want cluttering up people’s email, so I’m writing my thoughts here ins…
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Why was I not told?Tip o’ the propellor beanie to Beeso who sent me this much appreciated link to a critical gush job over at Rolling Stone. The subject of all the…
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The Stand trailerNo idea where this is going to stream in Australia. Hopefully not on Ten, but it’s a fair chance given the CBS connection. I think I’d have to b…
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October Newsletter.
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Gonna need a cigarette and a cold beer after this Monster Hunter trailer.
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But I don't want to fight for the Empire...The new Star Wars tactical fighter game looks pretty amazing. I could watch the gameplay video all day long. Dave Milner (@DaveMilbo) has a nice…
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