News

Vladimir Putin will ban all smoking in Russia

Vladimir Putin will ban all smoking in Russia

Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, wants to kick smokers’ butts by introducing the harshest cigarette laws ever conceived by a government. The clean living, fitness freak loathes people smoking around him and wants everyone in his country to snub out their filthy habit. Under plans to rid Russia of tobacco once and for all, anyone born after 2015 would be banned from buying cigarettes. In fact it will be deemed as bad as buying illegal drugs. But while Putin‘s measures seem harsh, desperate measures are perhaps called for. About 43 per cent of the Russian population lights up — down from 60... [Read the full story]


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Sport

Aussie cricket – on the way to being great again

Aussie cricket – on the way to being great again

It was a lovely competition between Australia and Pakistan with the most brilliant display by both teams. Played with great sportsmanship and leadership. We have been preparing for the test matches with special attention to fitness and cullinary expertise. As you know India now has very strong soccer teams, and the league games are showing that soon we will be able to play in the World Cup. The soccer coaches are showing the Indian cricketers how to be extremely fitness. No more chow bellies and pin sized legs. The Italian soccer coaches are over- seeing our diets. Cha is forbidden only water... [Read the full story]


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Smoko

Anecdotal thoughts of Jim Aborwhear

Anecdotal thoughts of Jim Aborwhear

Well, it’s almost mid-way through another very unproductive week. Not helped by the fact that I cannot sit at the computer for any amount of time as have to keep leg straight. Oh well…I’ll be back at work soon. Just need to use up some more sick-leave. On the plus side watched some classic programmes which unless ill would never watch – Quincy ME which ran 1976, to September 5, 1983, starring the marvellously shouty Jack Klugman, battling against uncaring officialdom . I loved the formula below; Somebody dies, seemingly by natural causes. Whilst performing tests at the lab,... [Read the full story]


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Music

On this day…in 1987

On this day…in 1987

In 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its first group of inductees: Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and the Everly Brothers. Since then, the Hall has added a new class of inductees each year, expanding by January 2008 to 209 honorees in four categories: Performers, Non-Performers, Sidemen and Lifetime Achievers. The category in which the Hall is most conspicuously lacking, however, is women. Of the 159 total inductions in the Performers category, 135 have been of solo male performers or male... [Read the full story]


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Life

Should we be eating nuclear Japanese fish?

Should we be eating nuclear Japanese fish?

Australia leads the world in medical research, and for many years our scientists have brought relief to patients suffering from various long term ailments. We lead in stem cell research and treatment for stomach ulcers as well as a possible break through in cancer treatments. So who is ordering the latest research into possible medical problems relating to food and long term health dangers? For example. who instigated the research into drinking three glasses of milk a day will possibly lead to cancer in older age. Recent stories in the news have given warnings about allegedly drinking milk.... [Read the full story]


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Quickies

Children equals no romance, a new survey reveals

Looking forward to the pitter-patter of tiny feet? Kiss goodbye to romance. A survey of 3,000 parents, found new parents go out together 15 times over the first five years because they feel guilty for wanting time away from their child. by Susan Floyd  Read More →


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Chin-Wag

Movies – they’re getting worse

Movies – they’re getting worse

Do you remember when a movie won an Oscar it was considered a classic? Remember Ben Hur, Lawrence Of Arabia, On The Waterfront, Some Like It Hot and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest…wait…there’s more…Casablanca, Gone With The Wind, The God Father and The Deer Hunter. Can you name the Best...

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Paris club, Le Crazy Horse, celebrates 25 years

Paris club, Le Crazy Horse, celebrates 25 years

He opened his first boutique on in Paris in 1991 with Princess Caroline of Monaco as his first customer. Today, 25 years later, the first ‘guest creator’ in the history of Parisian cabaret club Le Crazy Horse, is celebrating two and a half decades of Le Crazy Horse club. ‘Crazy Horse is an iconic...

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Why moan, Meryl – you have nothing to moan about

Why moan, Meryl – you have nothing to moan about

If you were honoured by your peers with an award for years in the movie industry, you would probably be thankful for the recognition your talent deserves. Imagine how damaging your acceptance speech is when it denigrates into a political diatribe. Attacking the President of your country and the millions of Americans...

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DVD Derek reviews…

DVD Derek reviews…

Absolutely Everything is another Simon Pegg movie. The Monty Python team is involved through out the film. Fans of Pegg and Monty Python will enjoy this funny romp. It reminded me of an old Goons radio show, with voices and outrageous humour sure to make you smile. Simon Pegg has a way of bringing different types...

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Sport

Aussie cricket – on the way to being great again

Aussie cricket – on the way to being great again

It was a lovely competition between Australia and Pakistan with the most brilliant...


Great Sportswomen – Anastasia Ashley

Great Sportswomen – Anastasia Ashley

The competition to be the best in surfing is crazy competitive – Anastasia...


Great Sportswomen – Skylar Diggins

Great Sportswomen – Skylar Diggins

Skylar Diggins was born on August the 2nd 1990 and is an American professional basketball...


Melbourne City v Glory – 3-3, shit but exiting

Melbourne City v Glory – 3-3, shit but exiting

This was not a classic, and not for the stuffy nosed puritans. But, this was as an...


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Music

On this day…in 1987

On this day…in 1987

In 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its first group of inductees:...


On this day…in 1968…Led Zeppelin cometh

On this day…in 1968…Led Zeppelin cometh

Within a year, they’d be big. Within two, they’d be huge. And within...


Did George Michael die of a heroin overdose?

Did George Michael die of a heroin overdose?

George Michael, dead at the age of 53. According to UK newspapers, George has been...


Why do Mods hate The Beatles?

Why do Mods hate The Beatles?

Well, I get tired of hearing all this old nonsense about how so many Mods don’t...


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