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Local lefty attending farmers market asks why farmers drive such ugly cars

15 August, 2016. 12:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact CLUTCHING AN ORGANIC AVOCADO, smelling it for ripeness, Andrew 'Woodrow' Coolidge strode through his local farmers market with one burning question on his tongue. Farmers make a lot of money and most of them aren't afraid to spend it on things they don't really need, so why do farmers drive such ugly...

Teenager Follows Mum Back On Instagram For Her Birthday

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact LEFT WITH LITTLE OPTION, a 13-year-old boy has had to follow his mother back on Instagram after being caught out without a birthday gift this morning. In addition to following his mother's account, Brisbane student Michael Cullinan said he's also about to add her on Snapchat - a recipe, he says, for disaster. "I know that...

Man fast approaching 30 feels he can finally start enjoying Bob Dylan unironically

12 August, 2016. 11:01 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact FACING THE UNTHINKABLE PROSPECT that the people making pop music today aren't making it for people like him, Campbell Gollan says he can finally enjoy Bob Dylan's without feeling like he's got something to prove. The 28-year-old used to entertain the idea that he actually enjoyed listening to the Minnesota-native's when he...

WOW! Caboolture Man Wins $25m Powerball, Spends It Exactly The Way You Imagined

11 August, 2016. 17:15 MERV HARRIS | Lifestyle | Contact The lucky punter that scooped the pool of the entire $25 million first prize on last Thursday night’s Powerball jackpot draw has been revealed as Caboolture water heater salesman Chris Boyce, who is still coming to terms with the massive windfall. The Advocate understands that Mr Boyce bought the winning ticket on his way...

Perth man repeatedly asked if he knows Kevin Parker

11 August, 2016. 13:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact DESPITE HIS FAVOURITE SONG being Slave to the Rhythm by Michael Jackson, Dennis Frogman is constantly asked if he knows Kevin Parker every time he ventures away from Perth. Arriving in Brisbane this morning, the 29-year-old office equipment salesman was greeted by a hotel receptionist, who asked him if he knew the musician...

Katter Proposes New State Flag For Queenslanders That Live Outside Jackie Trad’s Electorate

10 August, 2016. 14:15 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact A regional Queensland secession ('Rexit') is the next piece of legislation to be introduced into Parliament by the Katter Australia party, as the current State Government continue to impose laws that adversely affect the livelihood of people who don't live in trendy Brisbane suburbs. It is believed this legislation will be supported...

Brisbane Experiences Critical Shortage In Speed Dealer Sunnies With Ekka Ride Operators In Town

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT BP outlets across the River City are today experiencing a rare shortage in the 'speed dealer' model sunglasses usually available at each service station cashier. Toby Odone, a spokesperson for the franchise says that while the servo sunnies have always been top-selling item in their Brisbane outlets, a recent spike in sales can be directly attributed to the arrival of...

“I Don’t Like My Personal Details Being Online” Says Woman With 8 Social Media Accounts

10 August, 2016. 09:15 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Local woman, Tilly Langton (28) doesn't trust our Government's intentions when it comes to the 2016 Census. "I'm not giving my personal details to just anyone" she says, despite the fact she had a public Facebook profile since 2007, and hasn't gone more than two hours in nine years without posting deeply personal...

Shock as local private school wins rugby premiership without a single music scholarship

9 August, 2016. 11:02 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact TOM FRANKLIN ARRIVED AT SYDNEY'S MacAlister College borderline illiterate. But he was a whole head over six foot and cut lean at 105kg. He could run quicker up a hill than most people could fall down one. Even as a schoolboy, people would come from far and wide to watch him run...

Subtle Red-Wine Stain On Man’s Lips Clear Indicator He Was Up All Night Watching Olympics

9 August, 2016. 11:15 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Local man, Bryce Goodwin (29) was under the impression he nailed his quarterly performance presentation this morning, at the advertising agency he has worked at for eleven months. That was until he was sitting back down at his desk and saw his reflection on his laptop's standby screen. "Oh fuck" he says. "My lips!" Mr...

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