News

Remember – Remembrance Day

Remember – Remembrance Day

Remember Remembrance Day – the 11th month, 11th day, 11th hour. This is one of my favourite photos – so, if you can, have a minutes silence. And if you can’t do it now, then do it at GMT (Zulu time) at 11:00am – which will be 10pm tonight eastern time, 7:00pm tonight western time. Thanks  Read More →


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Sport

Western Sydney Wanderers Appoint Josep Gombau as Popovic’s Successor

Western Sydney Wanderers Appoint Josep Gombau as Popovic’s Successor

Josep Gombau was appointed as the new head coach of Western Sydney Wanderers at the beginning of November and the 41-year-old has huge shoes to fill at the Parramatta Stadium. He took a watching brief during his first A-League assignment and would have been pleased with his sides battling performance against Melbourne Victory to earn a creditable point. Source: Josep Gombau via Twitter Gombau is a familiar name to A-League fans from his two-year stint at Adelaide United which saw his side beat Perth Glory in the FFA Cup Final. He was also famed for bringing a Spanish style to the division and... [Read the full story]


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Smoko

Davo’s quote of the day

Davo’s quote of the day

‘Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m a schizophrenic, and so am I’  Read More →


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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

Women in their forties are getting more sexually adventurous

Women in their forties are getting more sexually adventurous

Do you know what women desire? A recent survey went out and asked 1,400 women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s about their deepest dating and sex secrets. Ask a group of ladies what they look for in a man, and buzzwords fly. Confidence. Independence. Humor. Kindness. Looks. It’s as if we women are all seeking the exact same guy. But here’s the rub…these priorities depend on where we are in our lives. “What a woman looks for in a partner changes as she ages,” says Helen Fisher, Ph.D., a professor of anthropology at Rutgers University and a relationship expert, whose most... [Read the full story]


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Quickies

It’s healthy not to argue

Feeling a bit under the weather? Then DON’T pick a fight with your other half. A thirty minute argument can slow your body’s ability to heal by at least a day, say US scientists. If you argue non-stop, the healing time can be doubled.  Read More →


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Chin-Wag

Alfred Hitchcock and his Birds

Alfred Hitchcock and his Birds

Behind the camera, his pendulous lips exhaling bad breath and extraordinarily obscene jokes in a lugubrious Cockney accent, stood the corpulent figure of Alfred Hitchcock, acknowledged as cinema’s master of murder, mayhem and suspense. In front of the camera, poised, elegant, remote, and seemingly unattainable,...

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Wearing red is guaranteed to pull chicks

Wearing red is guaranteed to pull chicks

Men wanting to catch the eye of women should dress in red, a colour that new research shows makes them more alluring to the opposite sex. Women in the United States, England, Germany and China said they found men pictured wearing red, or framed in red, more sexually attractive than in other colours, the research published...

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Oscars…the end?

Oscars…the end?

Years ago, after a barbie, we would sit around with a drink or two and discuss what film we would chose as the best film we had ever seen. There were tremendous films with wonderful stars the choices were endless. I recently watched the SAG awards. What a let down the films selected would not have been in the top fifty...

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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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Sport

Western Sydney Wanderers Appoint Josep Gombau as Popovic’s Successor

Western Sydney Wanderers Appoint Josep Gombau as Popovic’s Successor

Josep Gombau was appointed as the new head coach of Western Sydney Wanderers at the...


Postecoglou Names 25 Man Socceroos Squad to Face Honduras in World Cup Playoff

Postecoglou Names 25 Man Socceroos Squad to Face Honduras in World Cup Playoff

Source: Ange Postecoglou via Facebook The final 25-man squad that will hold the...


Ablett’s homecoming finally becomes a reality

Ablett’s homecoming finally becomes a reality

Source: AFL Banter via Facebook. It has been one of the most talked about deals...


On this day…in 1964

On this day…in 1964

On February 25, 1964, underdog Cassius Clay, age 22, defeats champion Sonny Liston...


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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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