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Splendour Man Screams In Panic After Dropping His Brand New Blueberry Ice Bar Vape In The Mud

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A sodden reveller at Splendour in the Grass has had his day go from bad to worse after dropping a near-new blueberry vape in the mud, forcing him to scream in panic as it disappeared beneath the muck. Witnesses say the man was knocked by a passerby, which flung his vape into the path of...

Splendour Refugee Turned Away From Popular Byron Venue For Not Having Closed-Toe Footwear

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A lost boy of Splendour has been turned away from a popular Byron Bay venue this afternoon for not having the appropriate footwear. Just after lunch this morning, a 19-year-old from regional Victoria threw himself in the mud at Splendour In The Grass in front of his mates for a laugh but now the first...

Advice Column: Rising Above Tall Poppy Syndrome With Tax Deductible Charity Donations

DR CHET SPEVENS | Finance Expert | Contact If you are reading this, then you’ve experienced it. Your success has been the cause of resentment or criticism from others, leading your friends, your family, or even strangers to attack you. This, of course, is the very real and serious condition of Tall Poppy Syndrome (TPS) that is so prevalent amongst the...

‘These Music Festivals Are Ruining Our Byron’ Says Former Bondi Yoga Instructor With 8 Airbnbs

KEITH T. DENNETT | New South | CONTACTA prominent AirBnB tycoon is making waves on Byron Bay social media this morning, calling for the cancellation of Australia’s biggest music festival, Splendour in the Grass.Posting a lengthy status on the pages of several Byron Bay community Facebook groups, The Advocate understands former Bondi local Blair Wellington has highlighted her frustrations, as teenagers from across...

Report: Zero Podcasts Have Ever Needed To Go For 4 Hours

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | CONTACTThe findings of a long term study into podcasting have been made public by the CSIRO this week, containing the groundbreaking conclusion that no podcast ever has earnt a four hour run time.Currently, podcasts are more popular than ever with 5.6 million Australians listening to at least one podcast a week.That time may have been spent in vain...

Report: Bok Choy Is A Great Word To Say Out Loud

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | CONTACTA ten-year study at the BSIRO has found that the best word in the English language is, unsurprisingly, one stolen from another culture, in this case; bok choy.Say out loud with us. 1, 2, 3: bok choy.Wasn’t that just lovely?A domesticated variety of green cabbage, bok choy is a vegetable that has been cultivated in China as far...

“Qantas Has Ruined My 4-Week Overseas Holiday By Losing My Bag!” Says Out-Of-Touch Yuppie

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A sanctimonious leftie from our town's bohemian French Quarter shared his latest gripe with Qantas this morning on social media, telling his like-minded followers that the flag-carrier has ruined his month-long European holiday by losing his bag. The airline told Stephen Conner that they would try to locate his lost bag of Academy Brand chinos...

Dan Andrews Apologises For Disgraceful Behaviour By Labor MPs But Uh Yeah He Knew Nothing About It So Yeah Uh Sorry

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has apologised for what he has described as "pretty fucken grim behaviour" by the state's Labor MPs. A report released by the state's anti-corruption watchdog found that dozens of high-ranking Labor MPs had engaged in bullying, branch-stacking, misuse of public funds and many other things of that nature. However, Andrews was...

The Project In Crisis As Core Demographic Of Regional P!NK-Loving Spunky Mums Turn Back On Show

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact One of Network Ten's most valuable cash pigs is officially in crisis after a recent survey suggested that a core demographic that makes up the backbone of The Project's audience has turned their back on the show. Spunky regional mothers who love singer-songwriter P!NK make up nearly half of The Project's viewership and losing them...

RBA Tells Homeowners Sooking Over Increased Mortgage Payments To Call The Gambling Helpline

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact The Reserve Bank has apologised to homeowners today for creating a detached, artificial monetary environment that saw their real estate asset(s) hyper-inflate in value over the past decade. However, the RBA Chief Philip Lowe refused to extend that apology to the many millions of Australians who are sooking over how much their mortgage has gone...

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