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Danes, Trains and Automobiles

Danes, Trains and Automobiles

The picture we have of the Danes, and indeed Scandinavians in general, is that they are a fictional race of super-men who live in a very comfortable, government-sponsored utopia. Indeed, most of this is true, but there are some traits that jar with this God-like image.

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The Mansfield Bugle

the mansfield bugle 66 fixed

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My theory on why that Danish zoo keeps killing animals.

My theory on why that Danish zoo keeps killing animals.

Transcript of a press conference featuring the scientific director of Copenhagen Zoo BENGT HOLST, regarding the killing of four lions at the facility.  HOLST – Ladies and gentlemen, first, may I read a statement and then you can ask questions. It has come to our attention that many are upset with the Zoo for killing a male lion, a female lion and their two lion cubs, especially so soon after we regrettably had to put down our beloved...

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The Hunger Games IV: Extreme Satiation

The Hunger Games IV: Extreme Satiation

There is a lot of incredibly weird shit on YouTube. You probably know that. But some of the particularly weird shit I’ve been looking into recently is the “extreme eating” community. These are people who make it their thing to eat very large amounts of frequently gross and occasionally inedible substances in a short amount of time for the entertainment of their fans. There’s a shockingly large community of these people who spend time trying to one-up each other with how big a fool they can make themselves seem. With the knowledge that I’m writing about this soon after our friend Dave blended a meat pie into a donut on this blog, here are some of the biggest names in this carnival of foolishness:

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More Blended Pies

More Blended Pies

Three years ago, I blended a pie and ate it. It’s a long story, but basically, I lost a bet. I’ve always regretted the incident. I told myself that it was a mistake. Looked back on that blended pie slurry with disgust. As if it were the blender’s fault. Or my fault for coming up with such an idea. Ha. But what if I was wrong? What if the blended pie could be salvaged? What if… Like most days. Sunday Night Cooking...

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Hedge Your Bets

Hedge Your Bets

I quite like living in Australia. I think we’re quite lucky in a number of respects. It’s not, and we’re not, perfect; there certainly seems to be a fair few politicians on this island with us; but compared to some countries we’re doing alright overall.

However, there’s one thing I think we’ve really fallen behind on. One thing where the rest of the world, especially Europe, is really kicking our arse in… hedges.

I love a good hedge. Well crafted. Thick. Just begging to be caressed. It really fits beautifully with my love of heritage style, symmetry and nature.

I also love how the perfectly straight walls and stark right angles ripple in the breeze like you’re looking at one of those ugly Eastern-European Communist-era concrete buildings while on acid.

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Comic Book Movies They’ll Never Make: Bone

Comic Book Movies They’ll Never Make: Bone

When I first started writing these columns, I think the first Iron Man had only just come out. We had yet to really enter the realm of the Marvel Movie Era, where a character created to cash in on Superman with a more patriotic bent, and the literal Norse God of Thunder are not only tolerated, but are box office draws. For that matter, we’re about to see a movie with a talking space raccoon in it before a proper Justice League movie,...

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