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“You Look Good In This Photo” Says Friend, Who Must Think You Don’t Usually Look Good?

LUCINDA DELROY | Style | Contact In a seemingly kind and helpful exchange, a local girl has today declared that her other friend looks good in a photo - leaving many to wonder if she thinks this might be a rare thing. "You should definitely post this one" Kat tells Jen. However, Jennifer doesn't appear to take offense, to the bewilderment of...

Sydney Soundproofs Entire Harbour Bridge After Noise Complaints From Nearby Residents

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT After 85 years of a completely free-reign over the sound levels in inner-city Sydney, the Harbour Bridge has today been issued a final warning, by a nearby residents association, as well as the police, city council and state government. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, as it is more commonly known, is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and...

ALDI Supermarket Chain Corners Market For Wetsuits And Left-Handed Trumpets

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact COLLIN BURNSIDE HAS 'CARPE DIEM' tattooed on the inside of his right arm - and that's the life motto he's chosen to live by. The 24-year-old Hutchinson project manager seized the day and grabbed himself a basket full of bargains this morning at his local ALDI megastore. Originally planning to grab some cheap pastrami and pre-packaged potato...

Government To Provide Non-Chinese Owned Farms With Ration Bags Of Murray-Darling Water

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Australia's regional towns that aren't owned by giant Chinese textile companies have today been extended a lifeline by the federal government, who have vowed to supply them with plastic bags of Murray-Darling water that hasn't already been harvested by giant Chinese textile-owned irrigators. Independent, family-owned farming operations and 60,000 year-old Indigenous communities have today been assured that they can...

Girl From Your Hometown That You Would Never, Ever Marry Now A Bachelor Contestant

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A girl that you haven't seen since high school, but were always quite wary of, is now listed as one of 22 women in the running to get married on a reality TV show, it has been confirmed. The girl, who now you think about it, was always destined for this kind of shallow fame and short-lived opportunity to...

AMAZING! Man somehow able to sleep on airplane without abusing Xanax

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Move over Captain Snooze, there's a new sleep king in town! Walter Bronson, a semi-retired local businessman, has revealed to The Advocate that on his recent flight to Brisbane, he was able to sleep the whole way without abusing benzodiazepines. Departing Remienko Regional Aerodrome in West Betoota late on Sunday afternoon, the 49-year-old said he was able to drift off to...

Hipster Cafes Now Using Chocolate Cake As Low-Sugar Alternative To Brioche

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT One of Betoota's most prominent hipster cafes in the town's French Quarter has today revealed the rising trend of replacing the once-cool Brioche style burger buns with cake or croissants. The low-sugar alternative has been a hit with 'foodie' youth who will essentially eat anything they are told to eat by online pop culture publishers. Local hipster chef, Aquila Diamonte...

Local bloke looks 40 years too young to be using a handkerchief

WENDELL HUSSEY | Cadet Reporter | Contact Friends have berated young Leo Davidson this morning after he thought it perfectly normal to blow his nose with a handkerchief. The young man from the small honest country town of Woodenbong in NSW’s north east, said he has been using handkerchiefs his whole life and cannot see what's odd about it. “I remember my...

45-Year-Old Aussie Hip Hop Pioneer Says Younger Rappers Don’t Respect The Artform

WENDELL HUSSEY | Editor | CONTACT Andy Picton, also known as, MC Beer&Mates says the fire still burns within him, but he isn’t so sure about the future anymore. Bordering on middle age, the once prominent graffiti artist/breakdancer/Australian hip hop rapper told the Advocate today that he has serious concerns about the younger generations coming through the ranks. “Man these guys, they don’t even know...

5 Types Of Splendour Outfits That Say “I Don’t Have A Condom Full Of Pingers Inside Me”

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Well this weekend marks the 18th annual Splendour In The Grass Music! The iconic arts and music festival kicks off today at North Byron Parklands in the NSW Northern Rivers and is expected to host more than 30,000 people of all ages and backgrounds over the three-day event. However, with the population of Byron Bay expected to triple over...

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