THE BIRDS IS COMING

I read a news story just the other day about a self-declared “grammar vigilante” who reportedly prowls the streets of Bristol, in south-west England, correcting errant punctuation on business signs. Apparently for the past decade or so he has been venturing out late at night, wearing a coat and black hat, to surreptitiously correct sloppy [...]

July 14th, 2017|Entertainment, Hollywood, International, Opinion|

STOOL PIGEONS & G MEN

G men love stoolies. It’s a fact of life. Over the centuries, the one thing that has most frustrated the work of ‘government guys’ – the regulators of all shapes and sizes, the G men, the Jacks, the fuzz, the heat, the traps, the Johnny Hoppers, federalies, wallopers, flatfoots, boys in blue, whatever you want [...]

September 15th, 2016|Criminal Law, Hollywood, Opinion|

THE BLOODY INSULT

Not everything's about money. One of my favourite Australian films of all time is Ken Hannan’s classic 1975 drama Sunday Too Far Away. It tells the tale of knock-about shearers working the sheds on an outback sheep station in 1955 Australia. Their tough existence is summed up in the title, paraphrasing what’s known as The [...]

June 23rd, 2015|Hollywood, Litigation, Opinion, Politics|

BACK TO THE FUTURE – SOUTHPORT NAMED THE ‘NEW’ CBD

It's great to see Southport officially recognised by the State Government as the Gold Coast's ‘new’ CBD. What a great story. It's got everything but Marty McFly. In Robert Zemeckis’s classic 1985 sci-fi comedy Back to the Future teenager Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) is sent back in time in a DeLorean sports car time-machine [...]

July 28th, 2014|Hollywood, Opinion|

WATCH PHONES TAKING US BACK TO THE FUTURE.

When I was a kid every afternoon after school my brothers and I used to love watching The Dick Tracy Show on T.V. Detective Dickie would hurtle through the city streets in his police squad car barking into his radio wristwatch "Dick Tracy calling Go-Go Gomez, Dick Tracy calling Go-Go Gomez. Come in Go Go.” [...]

June 26th, 2014|Hollywood, Opinion, Technology|