Think. Pray. Die. Repeat.

As I’m sure you’re all aware there has been another school shooting in the United States.

ABC News reports…

A 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and pistol has opened fire in a Texas high school, killing nine fellow students and a teacher, authorities say, in an attack similar to the massacre at a Florida high school in February.

Thoughts and prayers were immediately dispatched… Continue reading “Think. Pray. Die. Repeat.”

Hit And Run – The 2018 Commonwealth Games Get Physical.

It looks like somebody has been reading my posts…

No long after writing a ridiculous and booze fueled take on how the improve the Commonwealth Games English runner Zharnel Hughes has apparently taken my advice to heart and tried his hardest to make the track events more interesting. Continue reading “Hit And Run – The 2018 Commonwealth Games Get Physical.”

The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Have No Game.

Judging by the masses of empty seats on view at every single event, the spectator turnout at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games has been quite whelming to say the least.

The Australian reports:

Gold Coast businesses and tour operators say part of the blame for the lacklustre crowds during the Commonwealth Games and school holiday season lies with hotels bumping up prices.

Frustration has already been levelled at the “overhyped” message urging residents to stay off roads during the Games.

Over eager capitalists pricing themselves out of the game and lazy politicians misreading the situation notwithstanding, I watched 20 minutes of the Seven Network’s coverage  last night and I have a much simpler read on the situation. Continue reading “The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Have No Game.”

Rockmelons II – The Revenge.

Apparently I’ve severely underestimated the allure of rockmelons. Much like the Siren of Greek myth luring an enraptured sailor to his watery grave, the temptation of the rockmelon is seemingly impossible to resist.

According to ABC news:

A Victorian man in his 80s has become the fifth person to die in a listeria outbreak after eating contaminated rockmelons.

I TRIED TO WARN YOU ALL WEEKS AGO! THIS STORY IS IN THE NEWS EVERY DAY! FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY! THE ROCKMELONS ARE CONTAMINATED! STOP EATING THEM! WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? I DON’T UNDERSTAND!!

Continue reading “Rockmelons II – The Revenge.”

Australia Finds A Brand New Way To Kill Its Citizens.

It’s common knowledge that Australia is full of things that can, and will, kill you.

Snakes, spiders, horses, crocodiles, sharks, dingoes, psychos, assholes, farms, amusement park rides… It’s little wonder we drink so much.

For those of us that somehow survive the daily onslaught of these perpetual threats, it’s time to add a new nefarious killer to the list.

Continue reading “Australia Finds A Brand New Way To Kill Its Citizens.”

Hey Australia, Same Sex Marriage Will Not Destroy Us All.

I’ve touched on the ridiculousness of anti-LGBTIQ sentiment before and with the Same Sex Marriage debate reaching fever pitch in Australia I’m touching on it again.

I’m not going to preach or pontificate, or at the very least I’ll try to keep all preachiness and pontifications to a minimum. I simply thought that maybe an every-mans view of the issue may be more tolerable to some than the endless opinions of the pseudo-intellectuals, politicians and religious zealots.

I may, however, swear and cast aspersions.

Before I begin I also want to say; being a guy that is into chicks I straight up acknowledge that there are many people out there far more knowledgeable on the subject than I am. You know, people that have actual experience being in same sex relationships and are therefore far more qualified to comment on how marital prejudice personally affects them and their relationships.

So.

Continue reading “Hey Australia, Same Sex Marriage Will Not Destroy Us All.”

Short Thought 004

I recently noticed that I’ve been saying the word solid a lot; as a substitute for excellent or enjoyable. I have absolutely no idea where I picked up this new linguistic quirk or for just how long I’ve been using it.

Now I wonder how long it will take for people I spend time with to start using it in the same way. Word viruses are fun.