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,…

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…

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…