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The Hairy Best of the 2015 Australian Summer of Cricket

The Test Summer is once again upon us. Cricket lovers everywhere are chomping at the bit to see the first ball thunder down onto a green Gabba deck, whilst anyone … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Super Bowl XLIX

Seattle vs New England The two number one seeds face off in Super Bowl 49 in Arizona this Sunday (depending on where you are). The Super Bowl is probably the … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Christmas Songs

Christmas time is one that evokes joyous sentiments and the festive season inevitably brings together family and friends alike. Without the accompanying Christmas anthems, December would not be the same. … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Surviving Exam Day

After six obligatory years of education at an unnamed secondary school and another five voluntary years of study at an unnamed university, I gathered an array of knowledge and techniques … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Writing an Essay for Uni

The first essential step to writing an essay is to sit down and read the topic. After this, put the piece of paper away and forget about writing anything until … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 7 Comments

AFL Grand Final Preview

So much about getting to the big dance is about timing. Obviously you need the depth and the talent to make the top 4 but with such an even competition … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Italian Masterpieces

They tell you at school that you can learn a lot from art. At university, they make entire majors out of it, and then for the rest of your life … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Birthdays

Everybody loves Birthdays. Cake. Presents. Parties. Streamers. Attention. An entire day devoted to the worshipping of you. Even the people who say they don’t like Birthdays secretly do like Birthdays, … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Winter Olympics Explained

As explained by a completely impartial Australian Observer I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains. Of rugged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains. And it’s not … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Points Spread, Total and Props – Superbowl XLVIII

Superbowl strategy The Superbowl is the most heavily bet upon sporting event in the United States of America, trumping even the World Series and NBA Finals. There is a significant … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Superbowl XLVIII – Seattle vs Denver

NFL Super Bowl XLVIII Monday, 3 February, 10:30 am (Australian Eastern Standard Time) MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Game The Seattle Seahawks come into the Superbowl with the … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Being Single at Christmas

And so this is Christmas. And what have you done, another year over and still no special one… It’s the Christmas Carol ringing out around Christmas parties, tables, family get-togethers … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Catching Public Transport

Part of the joy of living in the ‘World’s Most Livable City’ is the rather good public transport facilities we enjoy. Sure, they’re not run with German efficiency but at … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Taking a Holiday

The Dictionary Definition of a Holiday…   holiday n. – 1. a period of time during which one takes a break from all regular daily activities and travels to another … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

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