Ari Gold

Hug it out!

Had an experience last week in the side streets of Bowen Hills –  in the middle of a weekday morning – that has convinced me road rage is getting ridiculous. Either that or people are just looking for any reason to be a dick. We have probably all seen a road rage incident – yelling, swearing, aggressive tailgating,…

I know you are, but what am I?

Newspapers, TV & the interwebz have been saturated the last fortnight with the fallout from Prime Minister Gillard’s spectacular smackdown on Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. So much so, I was going to let it pass without comment. But as things appear to have kicked off again, I wanted to weigh in on one thing in particular. Apologies to anyone living…

Do we have to break up now?

Wow. Just, wow. I’m struggling to believe some of the things people have posted on Twitter the last few days. I know there’s often ugly exchanges and not just on Twitter – have you visited a newspaper comment section recently? But Twitter seems to be home to some of the ugliest cases – comments and…

Classic Strummer

About a boy

I’m going to be a little self-indulgent here because one of my ‘boys’ has a birthday today. Friends will know of my ‘boys’ – a small group of musicians that I so adore, and have adored for so long, that I’ve taken them on as part of me. But I’ll talk about these lovely lads…

Train wrecks and best in show: Olympic team uniforms

With the Olympics underway it’s time again for me to get my fix on sports I love but which don’t appear on the teev too often outside Olympics & Commonwealth Games. But I’m finding myself still distilling the opening ceremony (which, in the opinion of this history & arts loving Anglophile, was awesome) and the…

Five fave fictional leaders

After my post on fictional vs. real politicans, I got to thinking about my favourite fictional leaders. Note: I said favourite – not ‘best’ or ‘greatest’. Not all on my list are great leaders, or inspiring…or even nice. Some I love because they aren’t any of those things. So my five may have been different…