Archive for category Humour
I think I will have to convert to Islam. First is the simple matter of convenience. It is hard for us in The West – especially if you happen to be the reviled trifecta of a straight white male – to fathom the benefits of Islamic association. With the backing of Islam you can imprison, […]
To many, he is the archetypal internet troll. To others, he is a vile right-wing extremist. To me, he is a great humanitarian. Godfrey Elfwick is a classical liberal on the front lines of a civil war within the political left. The sort of war that those on the right, or within various religious groups, refuse to […]
Several years ago I wrote a piece expanding on the observed parallels between sport and religion. Today, the analogy deepened once more as the MCG played host to the Integrity in Sport Symposium. The sporting world has now implemented its own version of theology with enlightened minds assembling to discuss and debate a non-existent entity.
Chris Gayle has been dealt severe sanctions: a $10,000 fine, a future ban worth millions, and international public shaming. At a glance the entire fallout seems more than a little disproportionate. That was my initial reaction, but I’ve had a rethink.
Rachel Dolezal is an American civil rights activist and the former president of the Washington chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Dolezal, a white woman of German, Dutch, Swedish and Czech descent was outed by her family for faking her ethnicity. She was pretending to be black. The first response […]
Since the story of James Hird’s bicycle accident emerged, Caroline Wilson has been writing furiously at her desk, but to little avail. Sources from within The Age can now reveal some of Wilson’s unpublished content. The first piece was boldly titled ‘James Hird Dead’. This was later amended to ‘Hird’s Life Support to be Switched […]
The Brisbane Lions have announced they have secured a live lion to parade around the ground as part of the pre-match entertainment. (pictured) ‘There are concerns he could make small children cry,’ conceded a club spokesperson. ‘But we risk that outcome every time our players take the field.’