Hardware Store Gift

I’ve been living in a cave for the last twenty years and kind of missed this whole ‘internet’ fad. Last week, however, I was out on my normal shopping run when I saw someone drop their phone. I picked it up and ran over to them, telling the young lady ...

Embarrassing Door Replacement

https://s.alicdn.com/@sc01/kf/H316e2dd61da84697aad3f520074c25b7b.jpg I accidentally broke the sliding glass doors in my back room yesterday… by dancing and falling over. This is such an embarrassing story. I’ve always been clumsy but I’ve never brok ...

Disgusting Blocked Drains

I’m the guy who’s responsible for cleaning out all the leaves and dirt from the local streets. You will probably recognise me in my truck, which looks kind of like a garbage truck, with my big sweepers cleaning out the curbs. It’s not a glamorous job but ...

Folk On

Hi all. Please consider this an open letter on behalf of the Folk’n Feet Fest team, regarding the cancellation of next year’s festival. My name is Edwina Berkin and I’m the acting festival director, although some of you may know me better for my antics on ...

Buy Big

What if mistakes were made? That’s how we all learn, isn’t it? Taking a closer-range view, it’s fair to say that I could do without having lost two million beans, but if that’s the nature of the mistake then so be it. It all started with a new augmente ...

Brake Pad Blues

I’m so done with this year, and beyond keen to get down to the coast for summer. The internship with the agricultural accountancy firm has been worthwhile, but I’m not used to this in-land life. Time to whack my surfboard on top of the station wagon and h ...

Incredible Air Conditioning

We’ve been given a fairly generous grant to create an air conditioning unit that’s both efficient and indestructible, so that’s our current mission. Create invincible air con, or die trying, or maybe not die, just not get any more money or recognition for ...

Cultural Climate

I’ve got this theory about the difference between Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is basically paradise as far as climate is concerned, being essentially temperate all year round. I don’t know that born-and-bred Sydney-siders really appreciate this fact - I ...

Speed Demon

My brother Jimmy has always been a bit on the extreme side, and I can’t help but feel like it’s becoming worse as he approaches his forties. In particular, he seems to have developed a habit of getting on the highway purely for purposes of riding the spee ...

Health First

I need to put my foot down about something. Here it is: burning yourself into the ground is not a viable way to live. I mean, it might work swimmingly in the short term, but that’s not how I assess these things. I plan to live happily to a ripe old age wi ...