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Kissing

The United Colours of Benetton advertising has always courted controversy. Remember this one from 1991? Well they have done it again, with images probably inspired by this iconic 1979 image of Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honeker then the leader of the German Democratic Republik. For an excellent explanation of the history of the kiss that […]

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Crazy Pandas

Giant Panda’s are crazy animals. Why is that they get such a huge share of youtube hits? I mean, when was the last time you saw a youtube hit about, say, a sneezing frog? Or a dancing giraffe? No. Its always the Giant Panda that comes up with the goods. Take these videos, one an […]

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Staying Above it All

So recently most people heard about the traffic jam into Bejing that lasted not 1 hour, or 4 hours or even a day but a whopping 9 days, nearly causing a humanitarian disaster (!) as drivers were left without food, water and fuel (to warm themselves, its not like they were going anywhere). How do […]

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The Coolest Game of Table Tennis Ever?

Table Tennis is going through a renaissance, with pop up table tennis tables and tournaments seemingly everywhere.   Well not all games of table tennis are created equal. Possibly one of the coolest ever is this “matrix” tabel tennis. I don’t want to seem like I am only presenting one option here, so I will also […]

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2 Awesome Ways to Resign – One of Which Never Happened

I guess once you have made up your mind, you may as well do it in style. For some reason, in the last while I have come across (completely by accident, and no current or future employers should take this as a sign of anything at all), a number of examples of rather awesome ways […]

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Battle of the Apartments: An Epic David v. Goliath Tale

Now that I am about to start the search for a new place to live, I am trying to decide. I am torn right now basically between two options, any help / recommendations or comments anyone would like to offer on either option greatly appreciated. Option 1 is arguably the more sensible one, as I […]

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China World Expo politics

One of the best holidays I have ever been on was World Expo 88 in Brisbane. Even with the outrageously (and they were) long queues that meant we actually bothered to go and see things like the South Australia pavilion (no queue), I will never forget running around with my two best mates at the time, learning […]

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