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Mark O'Meara
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Slightly overweight, balding, high school teacher and father
Slightly overweight, balding, high school teacher and father

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I mowed the yard this afternoon with our new mower and I regarded the space with considerable affection. It would be possible to look at our yard and see the things that it is not. It is not especially neat and it is not especially interesting in terms of…
Yes, In My Backyard
Yes, In My Backyard
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Dear Victorian Railways, I travelled to the city of Melbourne from the country town where I live because I am a proper Australian and no impressed by electricity and universities and stuff. Although two of the six railway carriages where designated Quiet…

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Dear Aunty, This isn’t actually about anything you are doing, but I have forgotten my Apple ID and I have tried following all the instructions. I appreciate that he is a fictional character, but could you get that nice man from the Taken film to give me…

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I have had a really good holidays, with very few hiccups, but I am about ready to go back to work. The pace of days home with kids is just a bit too slow for me, and probably for them as well, especially considering their five-hour screen break from 10 to…

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Dear Google Company, I asked my Google Home to play Life in a Northern Town, which I enjoyed listening. Your product chose Don’t Dream It’s Over next, which is from 1986, although I feel like they are tonally different. And then it played at 1927 song…

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Dear Aunty, I was listening the wireless the other day and someone made an unfavourable comment about a book or film that I quite like. This is an outrageous waste of my tax dollars and I would prefer if the ABC stuck to showing episodes of Hornblower,…

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Someone called me mate today, which I often find a bit blokey and sometimes vaguely hostile. But it got me thinking of genuinely Australian words and phrases that I actually do use. Here is an incomplete this, taken from items on this page. not know…

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Dear Aunty, I was watching Hornblower on iView on my electronic television, and the subtitles covered the rapier in the scene just before the end, making it appear that this blade only 17 inches long when it is matter of clear historical record that the…

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Dear Aunty, I asked my Google Home Mini device to play the song Don’t Give Up by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush. Instead of playing the proper version, it played a live version with a different singer instead of Kate Bush, without my permission and even…

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You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but I am often drawn in by a title. As you might expect from the title, Meal and her brother Toby often drop movie quotes into their conversations and it starts well enough. I just wasn’t sure what it was…
The Movie Version
The Movie Version
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