Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891


Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

The archive for November, 2006

The following lettres were posted during this month:

Ineffective Murderers Through History

Posted upon the 28th of November, 2006

Trustworthy James Mondigreen. An otherwise straight-laced salesman, Mondigreen made a sadistic hobby of adding powdered topaz to his clients’ food while their attentions were elsewhere. He cut a swathe up and down the east coast of the United States before he realised that powdered topaz is not actually poisonous. Wolfgang Goldschmied. ‘The Largest Man in […]

Why I’ll Be Voting For The Greens

Posted upon the 17th of November, 2006

When the election comes on the 25th of November, I’ll be voting for the Greens. You should too. Putting Greens in parliament will mean more than just how state money is spent for the next three years. It will show that Australia is taking a step forward in our national identity and in finding our […]

For Fellow Colonials – The Election

Posted upon the 15th of November, 2006

Candidates and group voting tickets for the Victorian State Election on the 25th of November have been announced, and can be reviewed here. Remember, when voting for the Legislative Assembly, the lower house of Victorian parliament, you must number all candidates, from most to least preferred. For the Legislative Council, the upper house, you may […]

The thing better than not being talked about.

Posted upon the 5th of November, 2006

Sir Frederick appears in today’s Age, on the cover of the M liftout, for an article by Mr Andrew Stephens describing the tradition of Australian dandyism. Mr Stephens, and M editor Ms Michelle Griffin, offered this tradition as a counter-point to the image of the colonial male as a hard-drinking, long-spitting sheep-shearing machine who’d kill […]

For new readers: The Earl Grey.

Posted upon the 5th of November, 2006

In which the Page Three Girl breaks the Fourth Wall into the Fifth Dimension.

Artists you may have heard.

Posted upon the 1st of November, 2006

While your pleasantly-groomed editor might be off the airwaves for the time being, there is still music to be heard, and, if you have an Internet, here are some of the places you can hear it! You may recognise these names from past wireless broadcasts – we do so hope you enjoyed them. Andrew Bird […]