The Others

All of the other bits and bobs I write about.

Living in the 70’s – gas fountains at Princes Bridge

If you thought that the nightly fireball show at Crown Casino was gaudy, back in the 1970s was an even more insane proposal – a pair of gas ‘fountains’ burning 24 hours a day beside Princes Bridge. The brainchild of a City of Melbourne councillor, Mr R. Walker, the idea was first made public in […]

Cantopop cover of an Australian classic

January 26 is Australia Day – a pretty shitty excuse for a national celebration given it marks the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney and the dispossession of indigenous Australians from their land. However something much more fun is this Cantopop cover of an Australian classic. The track is titled 一於少理 (“Yi Yu Shao […]

A deep dive into wheelie bin lid colours

One might think the colours of wheelie bin lids would be a simple matter – but it isn’t – something that I discovered when I paid a visit to a mate in the City of Wyndham. Taking out the rubbish in Wyndham Red for rubbish and yellow for recycling? Nope! In the Wyndham their rubbish […]

Photos from ten years ago: December 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is December 2010. Coming home We start this month in the air, as I flew home after a trip to Hong Kong. Flying over the industrial areas of the western suburbs. And I was lucky enough to spot a freight train […]

State Government media release or partisian hack job?

In recent years I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon in Victorian Government media releases – blatant partisan attacks on the opposition. ‘Liberal’ search results at www.premier.vic.gov.au Down the rabbit hole One might think the https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/ domain is supposed to be for the Premier of Victoria to crow about their own achievements, but in reality it seems […]