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Put The Kleenex Away: First Non-Depressing Australian Film Since ‘Red Dog’ Announced

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact NOT SINCE THE RELEASE of 2011 feel-good hit Red Dog have we had such reason to celebrate. Screen Australia was able to confirm this morning that the successful movie's sequel Red Dog: True Blue wasn't intentionally bleak, depressing or sad in any way. The news has led to an outpouring of emotion, with thousands taking to social...

Mike Baird Proposes A Lock-Out On Charity Events After Post-Fundraiser Brawl

15 March, 2016. 15:15 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT NEW SOUTH WALES Premier Mike Baird has proposed an indefinite lock-out on charity fundraisers after a series of fundraiser-related brawls irritated influential property owners throughout Sydney's CBD in the early hours of Sunday morning. "It's not looking like a permanent thing, we'll reassess the figures in two premiers time," said Mike Baird, speaking...

Dodgy Older Cousin Reckons The Pingers Used To Be Way Better

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Dodgy older cousin, Tyrone (39) says he often dreams about the good old days when several $20 dollar pingers would have him cutting shapes in warehouse raves for 28 hours. "Man, those were good times," says Tyrone, now based in Wollongong. "I'd be so pinged up for days on end. We'd be blaring Moby and Darude. Those were the...

Banksy unveiled as former Howard foreign minister Alexander Downer

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact ONE OF THE GREAT MYSTERIES of the 21st century has been solved by a team of London journalists this morning - the identity of world-renown guerilla vandal Banksy. The investigative team will allege that Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Alexander Downer, is the artist. Using a series of scientific algorithms, the journalists were able...

Pleasant Bushie Applies For Passport For Upcoming Trip To The Seaside

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IT WAS ONE SMALL STEP FOR Nathan Delaney to get a mobile phone, it was a giant leap for him to turn it on. "Fuck me," he said. "Look at this fucking thing. How do you drive it?" While Nathan may be taken back by his new Motorola, what lies in store for the 24-year-old borderline...

Bucks Party Was Pretty Quiet, According To Heavily Curated Photo Album

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Local primary teacher, Amelia Thorne says she is very surprised that her fiancè, Nicholas Stuart, decided to celebrate their upcoming marriage with such a low-key event. "It blew me away. They must be getting a bit old" laughed Amelia, after spending fifteen minutes perusing the twelve photos that Nick's brother was able to capture over the weekend. "A bit of...

We got a 66-year-old farmer to review “The Life of Pablo” – This is what he reckons

17 February, 2016. 15:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact LIKE NEARLY EVERY OTHER GREAT country town, all the young people have left. There's little opportunity to reach for the stars when you're cutting sandwiches out the back of an outback takeaway shop. So when Kanye West's highly anticipated seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo, arrived at The Advocate's doorstep,...

Australian citizenship test to include how to properly mix cordial

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IN AN EFFORT TO further protect Australia from outside threats to our way of life, the Department of Immigration has announced today that one aspect of the citizenship test will require a candidate to mix a glass of cordial and make fairy bread. Should the potential new Australian make a particularly weak glass of cordial, they...

5 Easy Tips For Filming Racist Incidents On Public Transport

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Filming a public disturbance is harder than most people think. Whether it's a racist middle-aged woman's offensive tirade on public transport, or a bunch of drunk teenagers brawling in the Bi-Lo car park - there is an art to it. With the rise of viral streetfight videos gracing our Facebook newsfeeds, it is very important to make sure your...

New Facebook Feature Reminds Users That They Were Fucking Losers Five Years Ago

14 January, 2016 12:45 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT An amazing new feature on the social media platform Facebook has been praised around the world for it's ability to leave users in a state of nostalgia. The "Facebook Memories" feature reminds users of certain moments in their life, to the day. "Whether they like it or not, we are reminding them of what they were...

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