Monthly Archives: January 2013

attached to the motherboard

Last night I finally despaired of all the quirky tricks my computer had been playing so I went to the gay paper I retrieved from an afternoon’s shopping in that now viciously smart, media-savvy suburb, Newtown. In the classifieds, sure … Continue reading

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Just Another Brick in the Wall

Yes, it’s a line from Pink Floyd; I used to quite relate to the band’s sentiment as I was ensconced at the time in a vicious bureaucracy, which, when I finally complained of years of homophobic harassment, pretended that nothing … Continue reading

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I prefer my gun culture to Canberra poofter culture

In 2000 the then PM of Australia Honest Johnnie went to Sale in rural Victoria to debate new gun control legislation that his govt was about to impose. Port Arthur, a tourist precinct in Tasmania had just seen a horrific … Continue reading

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where is matt

An aussie friend living in London posted this YouTube on FB. It was a piece of nonsense but it made me cry. It has been a horribly hot fortnight; the news when it isn’t showing fire is talking about kidnappings … Continue reading

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reclaiming the working class

All in the best possible taste, with Grayson Perry is a three part doco by a Turner prize winning artist on an ambitious quest to define the taste structure of contemporary UK. He hails from Essex but goes to the … Continue reading

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a gay face

Salvator Mundi, saviour of the world, a recently authenticated Leonardo da Vinci painting, costed at $150 million, was this a self-portrait? The face has a sensibility full of world weary dignity, is it a gay sensibility shining forth, from under … Continue reading

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alignment with the stars

This weekend’s SMH quoted an LA paper about recent discoveries in astronomy. There are 13 mini galaxies doing a dance around the star Andromeda; what is most fascinating is that their disco routine takes place on a single thin disc … Continue reading

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