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Shock Jock Stuns Listeners By Offering Informed Opinion

ESSIE BURKE | Chick Editor | CONTACT He has been belching out half-baked opinions over the Betoota airwaves for half a century but iconic broadcaster Barry "Fatso" Harrigan has rarely left his loyal audience of deadbeats stunned. On Friday Harrigan, 67, did just that when he offered an opinion that appeared to have a factual basis. Long-time listener and tenth generation Betootanese Shirl Thorne...

St Lucia man lies and says he’s not too afraid to visit the Logan Hyperdome

7 January, 2017. 12:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Gregory Poon is the type of discerning Brisbanese man who locks the doors of his late model Volkswagon every time he's forced to journey further south than Mount Gravatt. Speaking to friends earlier this morning over a platter of Balmain bugs and jumbo king prawns, the St Lucia property developer laughed and...

Tesla crash spews thousands of AA batteries across Pacific Highway

6 January, 2017. 12:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A single vehicle accident west of Yamba has closed the Pacific Highway in both directions as emergency crews work to pick up thousands of AA batteries. The Tesla Model S P85 collided with the median barrier just after tea local time, with the front battery pack rupturing, spilling the batteries across both...

Instagram Fitspo Model Drinks 43 Bintangs In 1st Day Of Bali Cheat Week

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A Sydney-based 'fitspiration model' has consumed six times his daily recommended amount of calories, it has been confirmed. While running a moderately successful Instagram fitspo account under the name of Zen-On Fitness, the 23-year-old has already consumed 43 high-carb Balinese beers on his annual cheat week. "Nothing is wrong with a bit of overindulgence here and there" says Zenon (23)...

Mike Whitney’s band completes 45-minute rendition of ‘Bow River’

6 January, 2017. 15:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Listen out to the wind, babe. Listen out for the rain. Audiences in Brisbane were treated to a face-melting performance of Cold Chisel's classic feel-good hit 'Bow River' by Mike Whitney's band overnight. The extended jam continued on for some 45-minutes before Whitney swan-dived off the stage in a great crescendo that was...

Outspoken Leftie’s Entire Image Depends On Nobody Finding Photos Of Him In Blackface In 08

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT One local lefty, Milton Mearson (33) has today saved the world, after posting a passionate and extremely opinionated Facebook status to all of his 500 Facebook friends, about stuff that they would all pretty much feel the same way as him about. Pre-cursing the status with "I don't usually post this kind of thing of Facebook" - Milton...

One Nation Senator’s Offensive Slur Towards Kiwis Results In Nationwide Scaffolder Strike

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT   One of Queensland's most tight-knit construction communities have this week announced plans to go on strike over One Nation senator, Malcolm Roberts' comments about Kiwis living in Australia. Accusing New Zealand of a "hostile attitude" towards Israel, Senator Roberts suggested Australia take a stronger stance against New Zealand "settlements". "At the very least, we should look at further cutting...

Turnbull announces Howard-style buy-back of deadly trolley poles

5 January, 2016. 11:00 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact The majestic sound of trolley pole on skull is set to be vanquished under new laws drafted by the Turnbull government this morning. Taking inspiration from former Prime Minister John Howard, Mr Turnbull has announced plans to introduce a weapon buy-back scheme for deadly trolley poles, which are said to be wrecking havoc on...

Intrepid Traveller Almost Forgets To Upload Photo Of Boarding Pass Before Take Off

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact After what's seemed like literal months of pinching pennies and eating Mi-Goreng out of a stolen schooner glass, East Betoota hairdresser Annie Deggert is finally off on her trip overseas that she's been planning since early last year. The wanderlust bug bit the 32-year-old hard after the death of her cat Nibbles, who was run...

Pull Your Fucken Head In Bradli, Says Fuming Kmart Mum

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT "Keep your fucking hands to yourself Jai'ke you fucking pest" roars Mikaela Gleeson. "I swear to fucking God if you touch one more thing I'll cave ya fucking head in" Like many local bogans, Ms Gleeson has absolutely no qualms with using extremely vulgar language at a very high volume in public spaces. However, as inappropriate as...

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