Unfortunate Walk

I was driving the other day, on my way to the footy, when the worst happened. That’s right: my car broke down. I had just gotten to Malvern, getting mentally prepared to deal with a train filled with people. It’s easier to catch the train than to drive all the way to the city. As …

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To Please the Ancestor

The blessed season of Christmas is upon us once again. It’s the season of goodwill, a time for loving and sharing, a month of giving and receiving. Here in the Klaus family, we take Christmas quite a bit more seriously than you may be used to, mainly because we’re descended from the original Santa Claus. …

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Maximal v Minimal

Jeremiah needs to loosen up about our apartment. It’s time for us to take a risk! Open up to some flair… for crying out loud, we’re both in fashion design, so it won’t do for us to have an off the rack, run of the mill, garden variety apartment. What we need is a fabulous …

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Subtlety in Spades

People are always going on about Melbourne being more sophisticated than Sydney, more fashionable, more intellectual… and all because they have a higher proportion of people who dress in all-black, and that effortlessly moody weather. People say that Sydney lacks subtlety. They want subtlety, do they? We’ll give them subtlety. Oh, yes, we’ll give it …

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Pure Imagination?

Once Bernard gets on a roll with an idea, he just won’t let it go. I’m talking about his whole Charles and the Chocolate Shop thing. I haven’t actually read the book or seen the movie, so maybe I’m missing something that would convince me that it’s a good idea. But at the end of …

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Maximum Tacit!

I have to say, I really like how children’s movies aren’t just pandering to basic fairy-tales anymore. There’s nothing wrong with being traditional sometimes, princess and prince, all of that; but it’s overdone. Too much. The world has moved on! That’s why I praise Loco for bringing us something a little different, namely a tacit …

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Tinty Fresh

Why do offices always have to follow the same formula? I mean, I’m sure there’s a reason for it. It’s probably to do with functional workflows and enhancing efficiency and all that stuff, which I’d probably understand if I was a commercial interior designer, or perhaps a psychologist. But as a humble, garden variety IT …

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Dolphins and Truffles

When I was a kid I wanted to be a dolphin trainer or a chocolatier. In high school, my career advisor told me I shouldn’t aim for either of those things – at least, she strongly implied it. Well, look at me now, Christine! I’ve built up a lucrative niche in crafting specialty chocolate treats …

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Podiatrists, and Greta

The one saving grace of this new underwater nation is that no one’s really going to have any foot problems. People will be swimming around instead, so they’ll barely touch the ground, probably not even in their domes, which will be full of water too, I’m guessing. Essentially, the only reason people will have domes …

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