‘Phil the Greek’ (Duke of Edinburgh) classic’s

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S GREATEST HITS ‘You look like you’re ready for bed!’ To the President of Nigeria, who was wearing traditional robes. ‘Ah, so this is feminist corner then.’ To a group of female Labour MPs at a Buckingham Palace drinks party in 2000. ‘You have mosquitoes. I have the Press.’ To the matron … [Read the full story]

Julian Assange is offered Aboriginal passport

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has been offered an Aboriginal Nations passport in an inner-city Sydney ceremony after he was “abandoned” by Australian authorities. His father, John Shipton, accepted the document at a celebration at Darlington. He said his son had been jilted by the Australian government, and the passport ceremony – which follows … [Read the full story]

Salvador Dali and Barry Humphries

STORIES THAT REALLY DID HAPPEN, RE-CALLED BY HARRY HARPER SALVADOR DALI AND BARRY HUMPHRIES Gotham Book Mart, 41 West 47th Street, New York, November 1963 Early one afternoon, the 29-year-old Barry Humphries happens to be standing on top of one of the ladders in the rare book room at the Gotham Book Mart, New York, … [Read the full story]

Dingo denies assault

High profile actor Ernie Dingo has denied allegations that he slapped an 11-year-old boy at a Carnarvon Primary School last week. “There is a lot of people jumping up and down. I am trying not to jump up and down but underneath I am the proverbial black duck, I am paddling like hell underneath because … [Read the full story]