1. Last Night in Jungleland

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    March 19, 2013 by brettdgale

    I have seen the future of Rock and Roll. Or perhaps I’ve seen its past. Or maybe last night I …
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  2. The Hawke Legacy: 30 years on

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    March 5, 2013 by brettdgale

    It’s a sad truth that by and large Australians have been ill served by their democratically elected leaders over the …
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  3. Showdown: Tom Wolfe v Carl Hiaasen

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    February 17, 2013 by brettdgale

    “Mac starts screaming, “Speak English you pathetic idiot! You’re in America Now! Speak English!” For a second the rude bitch …
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  4. The Greatest American – An Australian Political Hero?

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    February 10, 2013 by brettdgale

    Steven Spielberg’s bio-pic of the 16th President finally opened in Australia this week. Dealing as it does with Lincoln’s political …
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  5. Sounds of Then – The Great Aussie Playlist

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    January 28, 2013 by brettdgale

    As I stood there in the pose of the great Australian male, endlessly turning blackening snags on the barbie in …
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  6. Advance Australia Where?

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    January 27, 2013 by brettdgale

    It wasn’t that long ago that Australia Day was little more than a long weekend postscript, a surrogate for the …
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  7. Would You Like a Book With That Burger?

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    January 21, 2013 by brettdgale

    The following is a true story overheard on a train.   Woman 1:  It’s little Dhakhota’s birthday next week and …
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  8. Has Peter Jackson destroyed the Hobbit?

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    January 16, 2013 by brettdgale

    Under the same title, this post was going to be about something different.  I was simply going to write about …
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  9. “I am not a crook” 100 years of Richard M Nixon

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    January 13, 2013 by brettdgale

    Last Wednesday marked the 100th birthday of one of the most reviled, yet by certain elements, revered of US Presidents – …
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  10. The End of Summer

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    January 7, 2013 by brettdgale

    It’s January 7 and summer is already over. At least it is if you are a serious cricket fan. Australia …
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