The Queen Was A What During the War?

So I was just sitting here winding down for the day and a question came on The Chase. During World War II, the future Queen Elizabeth II served as a what? The hipster on the clock pondered the options. Was she a mechanic? A nurse? Or a telephonist? Tough one hey! Old mate locked in his answer. With his hands […]

Happy Gilmore’s Modern Family

I’ve lost count how many times i’ve seen the movie Happy Gilmore over the years. It was a bit of a cult classic when I was living on College so it got a fair run on the old VHS. So as I was channel surfing this evening I couldn’t help but tune in as Happy went on his gold jacket […]

MJ and Bacon’s Law

Back in the mid 90’s there was a game that four College students invented called the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. It was designed on the premise that in six moves or less you could connect every actor in Hollywood with Kevin Bacon. There is delicious irony in the fact the theory was devised after watching KB play College basketball […]

Taking It to the Streets

On Monday, the unmistakable sound of the ice-cream truck filed into the street. You know, the recurring jingle that gets stuck in your head and takes you back to a childhood hurriedly scampering for loose change to beat the drive-by service. It was strange to hear. In more than a decade living here – I’d never heard it before in […]

Might and Power

I’m well aware some find it difficult to fathom that a human can go fanboy on a horse. Really. I get it. But ask anyone who’s spent time or a few of their hard-earned on a nag and they’ll spin you a yarn about an equine phenomenon who rocked their world at a point in time. Might and Power was […]

Welcome to the Neighbourhood

It was a bit of a crazy end to a manic day at the ranch last night. It was about 8:30pm. I heard some commotion outside. After a couple of minutes, I went out onto the balcony to see what was going on. I noticed a bloke staggering up the street, ranting and raving and barking at shadows and any […]

Coping with Covid-19

These are crazy times. Extraordinary indeed. It’s more than a century since our nation has gone into lockdown to this extent. In my day job, we’ve poured considerable time into ensuring we are providing timely and accurate information. There is so much noise being generated, so I would encourage everyone to stick to the advice provided by the leading authorities. […]

40 Years On from Kenny’s Historic Double

It is one of the the most remarkable achievements in Australian sporting history. On a typically perfect Sunshine Coast day 40 years ago, surf lifesaving legend Grant Kenny announced himself to the world with a herculean performance. As a 16 year old, he won the senior Ironman national title then got back on the start line less than an hour […]

Running With the Bulls

It’s 25 years since Queensland won its inaugural Sheffield Shield title. And noting the milestone this morning, I couldn’t help but recall my own version of witnessing how that grand old Shield was finally sent north of the Tweed. Given the run of success the state has enjoyed since, it may be hard for some to appreciate just what a […]