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Man Made Famous By Condescending Facial Expression In Popular Meme, Dies

30 August, 2015 10:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Gene Wilder, the American actor and model who was made famous by the 'Condescending Wonka' meme, died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. His nephew said he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83. Millions of meme-creators around the world have paid tribute to Mr Wilder through meme tributes in the dark galleys of...

Fossilised Mosquito Carrying Harambe’s Blood Sells For $240 Million At Private Auction

24 August, 2015 9:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT To the untrained eye, the brown coloured stone wedged in the south corner of the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla enclave looked nothing more than a decoration by keepers. But as soon as Rod Harley saw it, late last week, he knew his life was about to change. Fossilised. An instinct honed over 40 years of fossil hunting told him...

China denies their census night DDoS attack was in response to the Mack Horton controversy

10 August, 2015. 12:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IF YOU TRIED TO complete your census online last night, chances are you weren't able to. Not because our current internet infrastructure was put in the ground when Australia's young men were still bayonetting the Japanese in South East Asia. Not because we weren't prepared for the millions of people who were...

Guardian Reporters Trying Their Best Not To Acknowledge That Trump Is Going To Win This Thing

22 July, 2016 14:45 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Following both the Republican and Democratic Conventions, as well as the recent DNC wikileaks emails, political reporters from The Guardian are now trying their very best to cover the US Presidential election without acknowledging the fact that Donald Trump is almost a sure bet to win this thing. Speaking to the Betoota Advocate today, former...

Taylor Swift becomes third woman ‘killed’ by somebody close to the Kardashians

19 July, 2016. 11:02 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact TRIBUTES FROM AROUND THE world have been flowing in this morning after 26-year-old pop star Taylor Swift became the third female victim of the Kardashian family's rampage through popular culture. She was found late last night face down in a bowl of Fruit Loops at her Los Angeles home. Known primarily for either...

Volatile Political Climate Soothed By Completely Made Up Winston Churchill Quotes

6 July, 2016. 10:35 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact With Western Governments around the world currently experiencing a concerning rise in populism and the return of once extinct protectionist movements, it seems the only thing that can manage to console the ever anxious voter is completely fabricated quotes attributed to Winston Churchill. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was the Prime Minister...

Seven Network under fire for broadcasting ‘creepy’ footage of Oscar Pistorius walking on nubs

4 July, 2016. 13:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact SWATHES OF CHILDREN ARE receiving counselling and thousands of other ordinary Australians were "extremely creeped out" by footage broadcast by the Seven Network that showed Oscar Pistorius walking around on his nubs. Originally aired on Seven's investigative journalism program Sunday Night, the highly confronting images of the disgraced athlete sent a shockwave...

Suspected Scottish asylum seeker boat intercepted off Christmas Island

29 June, 2016. 11:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact PRIME MINISTER MALCOLM TURNBULL has confirmed that a party boat that went missing of Koh Samui in Thailand last month was intercepted off the coast of Christmas Island. A border protection source has told The Advocate a vessel was intercepted by the Navy in the early hours of Monday morning. In May, a Thai party...

Future Of Human Race Now Solely Dependant On Disengaged White People

23 June, 2016 11:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT With three Western world economies making their way to the polls in 2016, it appears that the future of planet Earth is resting on the opinions of a trans-national community of people who would much prefer to watch reality television than the news. While Great Britain decided earlier this year that they would like to leave the...

Australian Girl Living In New York Not Actually Carrie Fucking Bradshaw

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT 24-year-old Sydney girl, Sally Goucher, is finally coming to terms with the fact that she is not Carrie Bradshaw. Despite living in a brownstone on East 73rd street in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Ms Goucher is in no way living a life as glamorous as the one presented by HBO's iconic female lead, Caroline "Carrie" Marie Bradshaw - the...

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