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Recorded on Tuesday 19th April, 2005, Insatiable Banalities, podcast #6 features the regular cast plus special guests Alex Asch, Mitchee the Kid and Terry, Mitchee the Kid’s ageing fox terrier.

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Gertrude’s Diary #6

Gertrude's Diary

I”ve taken up a little sideline business in writing on-hold message scripts. ‘What are they?’ I hear you (and every other person I”ve ever met) ask. Well, you know when you ring, say, the Ainslie Football Club? And you ask them to page your partner, who”s been there for 10 hours, and they put you on hold? And a voice comes on telling you about their Thursday Seafood Night or Lucky Badge Draw? Well someone has to write those things, and in this case, that someone is me. It”s not the first time I”ve done it. I”m not proud, I”m poor. [Read more →]


Recorded on Sunday 10th April, 2005, Insatiable Banalities, podcast #5 features special guest Zoe, author of Crazybrave, Canberra’s best blog (2005 Australian Blog Awards).

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Recorded on Tuesday 5th April, 2005, Insatiable Banalities, podcast #4 features the usual cast plus a guest appearance by Sharkie. Read below for a track list and a summary of this weeks banal conversation topics.

The music is local, the beer is domestic, the conversation is insatiably banal and you’ll feel just like you’re in the loungeroom with them.

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Gertrude’s Diary #5 – Time, Popes and Football

Gertrude's Diary

Well, I”ve cracked 3,000,000 on 3D Pinball but my aim now is to reach 6,000,000. Actually, after a couple of weeks of intensive playing in a fruitless attempt to achieve mastery of the game, I”m completely bored with the whole thing. Moreover, my hands hurt.

As a rule, I enjoy wasting time. Compulsive reading alternating with frenzied socialising has satisfied this appetite for many years, as well as the occasional bout of pointless paid employment to subsidize the good life. Oh, sorry. Reading thousands of documents in order to feed the Government”s need for the reams of spin necessary to justify their demolition of our perfectly good industrial relations system should not be construed as time-wasting. [Read more →]