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INSATIABLE BANALITIES #49.2. Dubba Rukki

With special guests Jim Sharrock, Kyla Davies, Dean (Dr Booze) Toohey and Dan Kempers from local funk/reggae/soul band, Dubba Rukki.

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Gertrude’s Diary #21 – Google Ads and Marmalade

Gertrude's Diary

I love the goooooogle-ads on this site. They make quite amusing reading. For instance, a few weeks ago I wrote a little piece that included these words: “nasty rash of infected boils”. Thanks to that phrase, the ads on that page include:

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Evil Alisandra in Wonderpark ll. 12. Acorns in the Wind

Woden Hospital

Off to the Olims for a beer with the others during EA”s long jobsearching activities which seem to be leading to nowhere and nothing. Next best thing – alcohol. Admitting alcoholism is not the answer as she is not one – guilt perhaps at each sip? Maybe it”s all that Life be Healthy Be In It shit. EA can
think for herself thank you.

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Evil Alisandra in Wonderpark ll. 11. Deadpeople Talking

Woden Hospital

Talking to dead people is not a good thing according to some of the (all of the) Psychiatric Services Unit (PSU) agents. Evil Alisandra on her two hour daily leave at home for the first time in ages received a phone call after one hour from PSU saying not only was she “over her leave time” but that she”d
been heard “talking to herself”. Obviously those neighbours have moved out as she has met some of the others who don”t look at or treat her as a weirdo. In fact I think some might agree with some of the cursing that has been emanating from EA”s unit.

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Gertrude’s Diary #20 – The Moon Is Upside Down

Gertrude's Diary

He meets her from the train. She has just spent about 24 hours in various stages of travel and delay to get there. It is New Year”s Eve and there are lots of people about, a party atmosphere. He holds her hand because it is icy and the dark streets are steep, and she has travelled a long way to see him.

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INSATIABLE BANALITIES #49.1. Shortis and Simpson

With special guests Shortis and Simpson (John and Moya respectively) doing their well known (locally) style of political satire, with a few live tracks and a track each from their albums : On the House, Australian Political Satire and Political Animals.

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Chiffon # 23

Hello

It has not escaped my attention that seventy years after, the world has once again focused on GERMANY and the question of dominance of one country over another. Nations pitted against each other until only one remains supreme.

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Australian Beer Manufacturers ‘Unimaginative': Study Finds

This item might possibly be considered not safe for work,
though what anyone would be doing reading this site while
at work is beyond me. Anyway…

A meticulous survey (of three old drunks at the local) has found that one hundred percent of men think Australian beer manufacturers are unimaginative in their labeling. Spokespeople from all the major and minor beer manufacturers were unavailable for comment, though an industry insider (the barman) did reveal that the findings were not unexpected and were probably due to a recent influx of
bottled European beers.

‘The labels on these beers are beyond belief,’ muttered the insider, wagging a foaming bottle of Rubbel Sexy Lager in my direction. ‘Australian beer-makers are clearly going to have to lift their game’ he said.

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Evil Alisandra in Wonderpark ll. 10. Pets on Watercrackers

Woden Hospital

Keeping gold carp shubunkan fish is a hazardous hobby. EA”s fish usually outgrow the tank too quickly. Down the sewer possibly, into the lake, into a friend’s backyard pond or back to the original pet shop? All options were investigated for around two weeks while the two fish rested in the bait bucket in the loungeroom. Chiffon visited and demanded a solution to the fish crisis as the fish themselves thrashed about in their confinement of steadily-becoming-putrid water.

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