Merri Creek view

a metaphor for something

When Martin woke he thought, Fuck –  should I go in today? He took the dog for a walk along the creek. She whined and jumped against the glass of the back door when she saw him with the lead and wriggled under his hand while while he tried to fix it to her collar.…

Franken moka pot on retor German hotplate with sensors plugged in

Six crazy coffee gadgets … and one great April Fool’s Day joke

Coffee and bright ideas? They go together like a horse and carriage … 1. Fixed-gear no-brainer “I have been riding fixed wheel and drinking double espresso religiously for ten years,” co-inventor of the fixie grinder Dave Buonaguidi told the Daily Coffee News website. The grinder has a 20-gram capacity and takes 100 revolutions of the wheel to…

Rattling the pans

  It’s better to be called a cunt than be ignored.¹ You step on a lot of toes in a restaurant kitchen on your way to a Michelin star. You throw a lot of pans at a lot of young, stupid heads. You kick a lot of ignorant customers out of your restaurant, serve hand-cut chips that…

#HeyAsio

#HeyAsio: I’m pretty sure Religious extremists have infiltrated a mainstream political party and the highest levels of government, trying to undermine our secular democracy with ideas inspired by medieval texts. I heard a man on the radio calling for acts of violence against the Prime Minister. It seems armed organisations use slick videos and sophisticated social media campaigns to…

A Body of Water in Indonesia Known as the Java Sea

The immediate problem was a traffic jam on the freeway bridge. The car crawled in the middle lane among a line of trucks carrying containers to the port. The lanes to the left and right were moving more freely, though both lead to the wrong exits. The bridge at that point gave a fine view…

A hard-earned, two-wheeled #auspol thirst…

Middle-age men in Lycra lounging at cafe tables – or clattering around in cleats – are a Saturday morning staple: coffee and cycling seem inseparable, at least for men over 40. One of Melbourne’s biggest Saturday-morning rides used to wind up outside Brunetti in Cartlon when that cafe’s tables still graced Elgin Street; the Bianchis…