Archive for category Humour

A Brief World Cup Final Preview


The World Cup final is upon us. A gruelling four year journey for many nations around the globe is now down to two. On one side is France. The pre-tournament favourites have lived up to the hype taking all before them on the path to what appears certain glory. Standing in their way are the […]

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Why I’m Converting to Islam


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, […]

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The Legend Of Godfrey Elfwick


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 […]

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The Rabbit Hole Deepens


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.

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Rethinking Chris Gayle


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.

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A World Without Discrimination


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 […]

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Exclusive from the Desk of Caroline Wilson


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 […]

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