Month: March 2006


Back in the days of Taps, Risky Business and yes, even Top Gun the manic edge to the Tom Cruise grin added unpredictability to the characters he portrayed in a way viewers found intriguing. However, since the infamous Oprah couch-jumping… Read More ›

Weekend Wining

Pinot Gris. Cold-climate Pinot Gris from the Victorian Highlands. We have drunk half the case before I paired it with the proper meal to not overpower it. Do not drink this wine with spicy foods, it swamps the delicate bouquet… Read More ›


Steak for dinner. A McLaren Vale 2003 Cabernet Shiraz. Aunty’s Friday Crime Night. Now Mr Tog is watching the rugby union and I am blogging. We both have Guinness. Happy St Patrick’s Day.

Wealth and justice in Orange County

The only reason these young men ever came to trial is that they not only videotaped their gang-rape and foreign object assault of their unconscious 16-year-old schoolmate Jane Doe, but they showed the tape to friends at parties to brag of what they’d done.

Template tweaking

Making a few aesthetic changes, including a slightly larger font. It looks OK in Firefox and IE for me except for that block of whitespace above the sidebar to which Blogger is apparently deeply attached. If anything makes your eyes… Read More ›

Iconic Trifecta

Slouch hats, Harbour Bridge and Opera House… …all it needs is a bloody koala. It’s a shame the boys with the big guns were in the shade while the morning sun was bouncing so brightly off the Opera House, because… Read More ›

Rumour mill

Heard on the radio this morning, a rumour is flying around that the reason for Qantas closing its Sydney airport heavy maintenance facilities is not that it was *required* as a cost-cutting measure, but that the airport operator, Macquarie Bank,… Read More ›