My week of Monday 15 to Sunday 21 May 2023 was one of those less productive weeks between two busy ones. I did a blog post, and some client things, but there were more non-work things than usual. At least there’s plenty of links to Interesting Things.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 677: Mostly comedy and taking a break, with random magic mushrooms (no not like that)”
It’s the last day of spring so it’s time for the final episode of the Edict‘s Spring Series. Our special guest is the marvellous Alex Lee, TV writer, actor, comedian,Â Dragon Friend, and creator of comedy on SBS TV’s The Feed.Continue reading “The 9pm Dark Comedy Defamation Dungeon with Alex Lee”
You know him from ABC TV’s 7.30. You knew him from The Feed and The Roast and Pointless Australia and more. Yes, the spring series continues with satirist Mark Humphries.Continue reading “The 9pm Unexpected Messaging Experiment with Mark Humphries”
On Wednesday my Twitter stream was dominated by the Politics & Technology Forum, and I’ll write more about that later. The other highlights this week:
- MYOB continue to flood me with far too much promotional material, even when specifically requested not to. Losers.
- People continue to install new software on the very day of its release, discover that it’s still buggy or insecure, and then complain. Do you never learn?
- The Aurora Hotel in Surry Hills and the C Bar on the corner of Pitt and Campbell Streets in the Sydney CBD have free Wifi.
- The comedians on stage at The Sly Fox Hotel on a Monday night are 300% more bitter & disturbed than I am.
- There is no evidence that 17 Massachusetts schoolgirls became pregnant because of a “pregnancy pact”
- There is not, but should be, continuous 3G or HSDPA phone coverage on the highway between Sydney and Canberra. In some places there isn’t even GSM!
- “The 7 categorises of satedness: Food. Sexual pleasure. Alcohol. Music. Visual appeal. Amphetamines. Blue cheese. Agreed?”
- The Concourse Bar at Wynyard Station has Coopers Ale for $4.70 a schooner and a choice of six cocktails for $7 each.
- “Backpacking” has descended from “travel world for enrichment” to “global party by indulgent drunken arseholes”. Hence, “gas them”.
- Automatic weapons really do solve so many everyday problems.
[Credit: Cartoon Twitter-bird courtesy of Hugh MacLeod. Like all of Hugh’s cartoons published online, it’s free to use.]