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26-year-old Australian writer seeks fame and fortune through internet publication. Will settle for knowledge that someone is actually reading.

A Morning With Special K

Table 12. I am back where I was 12 hours ago. “It’s like you never left,” jokes Gerard, my charismatically cynical floor manager. I glance across the table. Holy shit. He’s still here.  Advertisements

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An uneasy feeling crept into my gut the moment I laid eyes on him. The meth-induced yellow tinge of his plaque-encrusted smile, the wet gangrenous look of his sandalled feet, the dart of his beady eyes, they all urged me to be certain I was never left alone with Steven. Advertisements

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We Need To Take Flat Earthers Seriously, Here’s Why (FEIC17 Part 2)

My mission is not to ridicule flat-earthers – CNN, Vice, and anyone with a 7th-grade education and an internet connection have flogged that horse way past its death. No, when I first emailed FEIC conference organiser Robbie Davidson, I just wanted to understand this logic-defying movement. But, the more I questioned the multifarious band of ...

I Feel Violated: Flat Earth International Conference Part 1

“Repent Or Perish! Trust Jesus!” “Naysayers Make Us Stronger!” “FLAT EARTH: It’s easier to fool people than to convince them. THEY HAVE BEEN FOOLED.” “LIARS: Faking Space Since 1958 – Research Flat Earth” The fanatical messages proudly plastered across parked cars and the anti-science t-shirts donned by the crowd gathering at the Emporium Suites hotel ...

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Millennial Buys* First Home Using Unpaid Internship Exposure

Jesús Whept, a 26-year-old graphic designer from Sydney, has become the poster child for the unpaid intern revolution after purchasing his first property with the help of the Credit Union for Non-paid Trainees with Experience & Exposure. “My journey towards home ownership first started while I was trawling for job opportunities and I spotted ...

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Get LAID Using These 4 Foolproof Tinder Conversation Starters

When it comes to Tinder (and everything else in this anti-men cultural economy am I right?) women have the upper hand. Males: you may not realise it, but your opening line on Tinder WILL determine whether you’re going to spend the next 3-6 minutes engaged in passionate lovemaking with a complete stranger or trawling #incel ...

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The CEO Pikeout: How The Rich & Powerful Do Charity

Spiderman onesies, Adidas tracksuits paired with Cartier watches, tailor-made suits with folded silk pocket squares and shiny brown leather shoes – these, coupled with promotional beanies, are the outfits of choice for the middle-aged men sauntering around the park tonight. Youths in hi-vis wander about with clipboards and flattened cardboard boxes. ’Love Shack’, ‘Two Princes’, ’Beat ...