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Backstreet Malaysian Patriots 0

Backstreet Malaysian Patriots

Clearly the backstreets of Redfern/Darlington support a powerful posse of Malaysian patriots and Edward Lane is their headquarters. Can’t see the evidence of their zealotry? Look again.

Buckland lounge 0

Buckland lounge

If you’re ever wandering around Newtown and need a nap, or just want to put your feet up for a bit, or just want to plonk your butt on a nice soft chair you’re in luck! They City of Sydney Council has installed these lounges on Buckland Lane just for...

Literate slugs 0

Literate slugs

I really wish slugs and caterpillars could read. I spend around 10 minutes every day in my garden, looking under the leaves of my herbs and vegies, looking for the little fuckers. They destroyed my basil. They’ve devoured my mint not once, not twice, but THREE times – mint, however,...

Everywhere Dude 2

Everywhere Dude

You know that dude who’s always trying to sell/give you a copy of The Green Left, like EVERYwhere you go, Redfern Market, Glebe market, Central station, Broadway, like everywhere. You know him, right? Kinda weedy looking, pretty youngish, I suppose, but has one of those faces that means he could...

The compromise 0

The compromise

Running down Wilson Street yesterday afternoon, I passed a man walking his dog while reading a book. They were going along at a nice easy pace, and they both seemed incredibly content. It’s heartening to see two creatures reach a happy compromise for their needs.

Eastern Suburbs Princess 1

Eastern Suburbs Princess

Quoted in this week’s Central mag, Roller Derbyist Simone Boudoir expresses surprise that most of the other Roller Derby women are from around Newtown. I don’t know why that is; maybe the girls from the Eastern Suburbs are a bit princessy. Yeah. Ooooo-kay. Or maybe, despite what Hollywood movies might...

The tussle 0

The tussle

Battle of the sexes, oh battle of the sexes. Women, men, Venus, Mars, emotional, logical, desire, desired, strength, beauty, brutality, sympathy. This and that and blah blah blah, what nonsense it all is. There is no battle of the sexes, only the occasional tussle between various genders.

Two dollars for ten cents 0

Two dollars for ten cents

Two very small boys stopped me as I was walking past the corner store. ‘Hey, have you got 10 cents,’ one asked me. ‘What?’ ‘I need 10 cents to give to the shopkeeper.’ He held out his very small hands, in which were icecreams and chocolates. ‘Nah,’ said the other...

Posh pavement plonk 1

Posh pavement plonk

Boozing on the pavement is not just for plebs. It’s not some bogan or homeless thing. I mean, sure, maybe if you’re drinking Hollandia in Blacktown, or sucking on a goon bag in Summer Hill. But here in Newtown, we do it classy. And nothing says classy like a nice...

Regular conversation at The Bank on a Sunday afternoon 0

Regular conversation at The Bank on a Sunday afternoon

* Hi love, how are you? % Good thanks. How about you? * Great. What can I get you? % I’ll have a Coopers Pale. Pour * That’ll be $4.50. % Oh! Pleasant surprise. Looking at watch. % Is it happy hour? * No, our beers are always this price....