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Local Woman Offers Solution To Friend’s Problem That Isn’t Water Or Exercise

MATILDA MARTIN | Local News | CONTACT A local woman has surprised her friends by listening to their problems and then responding with an unorthodox piece of advice – one that had nothing to do with drinking more water or exercising. “I was pretty surprised,” Kendra Smith told The Advocate. "Up till now, her advice had been pretty shit. But then she came out of left field with...

Local Man Faces Daily Choice Between Knowing What’s Going On In The World And Being Happy

MATILDA MARTIN | Local News | CONTACT For Todd Guthrie, just like many Australians, every day involves a difficult choice; the choice between staying informed and being happy. The 23-year-old barista from Brisbane wakes up each morning and deliberates. “Take today, for example,” Guthrie told The Advocate, “I was reading the news on my phone and I came across an article about the alarming rate at which the...

Local Woman Riding High Off Rush Of Closing All 58 Of Her Open Chrome Tabs At Once

MATILDA MARTIN | Local News | CONTACT “I didn’t think. I just did it,” Jenna Cartman, 26, told The Advocate. The Perth native had been living with a cluttered browser for weeks when she finally snapped – she closed all 58 of her open Chrome tabs at once. “I tried to go through it so many times, but I’d see a recipe I meant to try or get...

White Collar Fuckwit Humble Brags With Itinerary Of European Holiday In Auto-Reply Email

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT For local on-the-spot fintech entrepreneur turned magnate, Johnny (39, Betoota Grove) the idea of getting away to Europe during the Australian winter months is something that he knows will upset a lot of his clients. That's because his start up offers 24-hour email responses with a 45 minute response time after midnight. But, like many other deep-Gen-Y corporate-creatives, Johnny...

Instagram Influencer’s Most Recent Post Reaches New Milestone Of Likes From People Taking A Dump

TRACEY BENDINGER | Culture | Contact @Bec_the_sun_lover, one of Betoota’s biggest Instagram influencers, is today celebrating her most-liked post ever. The post shows a bikini-clad Bec on a beach ‘candidly’ walking away from the camera, her bottom overtly exposed thanks to her thong-style bikini bottoms. Bec’s manager reached out to The Advocate to see if we would PR the story for her, which we are...

Big Kahuna On Weight Loss Journey Opts For Diet Sprite

TRACEY BENDINGER | Culture | Contact Tom ‘The Bull’ McMutton, third-grade prop for the Betoota Dolphins, was told by his doctor that he would have to change his diet immediately unless he wanted to become diabetic. It was hard for Tom to hear, but he took it on board. That’s why today at the Betoota Railway Maccas he’s proudly opted for a diet Sprite. “Doc...

Pilot Of 1997 Corolla Checks Everyone Has Seatbelts On Before Taking Off

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | CONTACT Passengers on a late-night Maccas run were assured of their safety as captain of the 1997 Corolla ensured everyone had their seatbelts on before taking off. At approximately 11:30pm, the group of five university students decided it would be a good idea to forgo a good night’s sleep in exchange for spending their last couple of dollars on high-calorie...

“I Have A Headache” Says Mate Who Drinks 1.25L Of Coke Every Smoko

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | CONTACT Local construction worker Lesley Scott (38) is reported to be complaining about a headache again during a busy work day. As his colleagues rush to finish the construction of a building that will need to be evacuated in five years due to structural faults, Scott claims he has a stress related migraine.  His colleagues however say stress has nothing to...

Ecstatic Woman Had No Idea Partner Would Propose With Ring She Chose, On Weekend She Suggested

TRACEY BENDINGER | Culture | CONTACT Jasmine Hawkinson has surprised her boyfriend today with acting skills he didn’t know she had. The talent was discovered when her boyfriend, Jim, proposed to her. While a proposal is usually cause for surprise, in this instance the fact that Jasmine chose the ring completely negates the surprise. The Advocate sat down with the young couple shortly after the...

Friend Request From Weirdo At Work Stays On The Backburner For Another Week

TRACEY BENDINGER | Culture | CONTACT Steph Lidcome has today let her finger hover over the accept button of a friend request that she's been avoiding before deciding she’d let it hang until next time.  The friend request in question is one from Oli Elliot, a colleague of Steph’s that she has barely spoken to in the two years she’s been at her company.  The Advocate...

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