They’re pollies Jim, but not as we know ’em.

Here’s a question: Do politicians crush on their fictional counterparts in the same way us ordinary folk do?  If they can see themselves the way we do, they surely must, right? I recently finished watching The West Wing again from the beginning – in part because I believe one must relive the fictional Bartlet presidency regularly…

Kicking against the pricks*

The past few months have not been the most uplifting for many Queenslanders. Writers have seen the Premier’s Literary Awards scrapped, public servants watch and wait to see where the axe will fall, and the LGBT community has been on the receiving end of an almost weekly ’f**k you!’ from the State Government. What has…

Newspaper love: in all its forms

It would seem that there are many who took peculiar enjoyment in yesterday’s announcement by Fairfax. People who in all likelihood don’t read the Fairfax papers unless it’s to rail about articles by ‘latte lefties’ in online forums. Others are whining about paywalls or the fact their paper will be shrinking in size. I can only…