Category Archives: Writers

What The Smurf Is Going On?

I have the utmost respect for anyone who gets a movie onto the screens here in the US. I really do. I’ve come close a couple of times, so I know the seemingly insurmountable challenge of getting one over the … Continue reading

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A Small, Bitter LA Victory

I’m driving into Century City Mall and pull up to the parking ticket dispenser. I punch the green button to get a parking chit. As the dot matrix printer inside whirls into life, the machine’s LED message window informs me … Continue reading

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The LA Marathon

No one walks in LA. It’s a saying that the Angelinos love to throw around. Because everyone’s in their car, right? Actually it’s because everyone’s running. And they are hoping like fuck that they make it to the mythical finish … Continue reading

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Taxi! Taxi! Tourettes!

LA starves you of the taxi experience that most people around the world take for granted. Leave the club rat-arsed at 4am, stand in the gutter and flap your wrist and the next thing, a lovely sober person who has … Continue reading

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The Office: Boredom

I am bored. I am, like, so bored. I am having one of those inevitable days in the office where you are squashed under the crushing weight of your boredom. I am looking at webpages that I’ve looked at three … Continue reading

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The Magic Five Days Between Xmas and New Years

It seems like this time of year rolls around so fast. And as I tell all the 80s children in the office, it gets faster and faster as the years go on. One minute, you’re drunk off your ass on … Continue reading

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Strippers, Country Weddings and City Realizations

One of the main reasons also that I’m back in Australia is that a great mate Nick is getting married to the beautiful Cyn and another friend of mine Scott and I are going to be the best men. Whether … Continue reading

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