Category: Gonzo

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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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 ...

Rapists, Tomatoes & The Importance of Booking Ahead

“This, uh, isn’t really a town. I don’t know… I don’t live here.” he added, looking up from the computer and handing me my room key.

5 Ways Share Rooming is Pretty Much Like Prison

There are a lot of things I can justify spending $300/week on – hell, I could take up a serious drug addiction with that kind of money – so as you can imagine, renting a single room in Sydney isn’t one of them. Which is why thrifty me opted to share a two bedroom apartment ...