Category Archives: Social

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Schemes Cobra couldn’t achieve, but the banks are trying

G.I. Joe’s Cobra has some mad schemes, like replacing all the money with it’s own. It should have become a bank, and things might work out better. Continue reading

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Changes on NSW public Transport tickets due to Opal cards

Opal cards are changing the way public transport ticketing works in NSW. Some questions I have about how this affects pensioners and families. Continue reading

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Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) and related goodies

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is on in many Australian states. But the App only works in Windows 8, is in US English and suggests you also get the Lotto App. Continue reading

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Politicians line up to donate words to Charles Firth’s Museum

Recent news coverage about Charles Firth’s Museum of Words has reached the parliaments of Australia, and he has scored somewhat of a coup. While The Guardian see the museum as a failed stunt, many politicians are lining up to loan … Continue reading

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Have you signed up for a Qantas debit card? No, neither have a lot of people it seems…

I received an email from Qantas trying to flog me their new debit card. The first paragraph got me thinking: “We’ve had so much interest in the exciting new Qantas Card and Qantas Cash™ that we’ve decided to extend the … Continue reading

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Analysing the Time 100 influential results

Time have their ‘100 most influential people’ poll on at the moment. It is interesting to analyse the voting results so far. Like the person with the most ‘Yes’ votes has almost double the number for the next person, but … Continue reading

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Fruit shown is illustrative of flavour only and is not an Ingredient of the product

Don’t those new 13 flavour weeks Slurpees from 7 Eleven look interesting? I’ve seen ones that are half watermelon, half strawberry, and the latest one is half passion fruit. But wait. Have your read the text at the bottom of … Continue reading

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What is the collective noun for people wearing fluoro? (photo)

Walking past Central Park in Broadway, Ultimo today I noticed this large group of people wearing fluoro vests walking along together. Which sparked the question, what do you call a group of people wearing fluoro? What is the correct collective … Continue reading

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Happy Mardi Grass (cartoon)

As you stand watching the parade a float goes by with what appears to be a field of lush grass. And the people standing on the back shout out… Continue reading

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End of the World 2.0.11.11.11.11.11.11

Welcome to End of the World 2.0.11.11.11.11.11.11 If you are reading this message then either: The world has not yet ended in your time zone yet The message has been posted too early Someone stuffed up their prediction Sorry for … Continue reading

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