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THE NAKED CITY – TO SIR WITH LOVE

Damm – what do you have to do to get yourself an Order Of Australia award or a similar gong, routinely distributed on Australia Day or the Queen’s Birthday weekend? This year I self-nominated again and even went to the trouble of including a ‘complimentary’ $50 note with my application. Only joking of course but […]

THE NAKED CITY – OXFORD STREET BLUES

Back in the days when trams rattled up and down Oxford Street, the Darlinghurst end of this major CBD artery was a thriving commercial hub. The last trams, which of course took you all the way to Bondi Beach, ran in 1960 and in the ensuing six decades Oxford Street has certainly seen its ups […]

The Naked City – The Influencer Epidemic!

Health Warning: It’s not too late to get your brain vaccinated against the current influencer epidemic! In a relatively short period of time the internet has thrown up some truly disgusting and abhorrent people and practices – too many of them to detail here but just to remind you, think of trolls, white supremacists, child predators, […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE MUSEUM OF OLD AND NEW TRAINS

During the recent Federal Election, noises were made by both the major parties as to plans for a high-speed rail system along the Eastern Coast. Labor seemed to be more committed to the idea, promising to buy up the real estate needed before it became too expensive. It’s a project of course that has been […]

THE NAKED CITY – BECAUSE THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO

Amidst the controversy that still simmers over footballer Israel Folau’s fire and brimstone Instagram post, one important aspect remains relatively undiscussed. Champions of free speech Alan Jones and Mark Latham have leapt to Folau’s defence with libertarian flair but what about another long-running issue – the misinterpretation or selective interpretation of the Bible itself. Folau […]

THE NAKED CITY – NO LAUGHING MATTER!

In a world where a reborn nationalism is very much to the forefront throughout the political landscape, the recent election of a TV comic in Ukraine probably came as no surprise. That Volodymyr Zelensky won by a landslide, with 73% of the vote, says a lot for the average voter’s disillusionment with modern-day politics and […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE PARANOIA AUSTRALIAN PARTY (PAP!)

Scaremongering has always been a part of the political process but has reached an even more insidious level in recent years with the manipulation of social media like Facebook, US style attack adverts and politicians fanning the flames of paranoia. Donald Trump has made a fine art of it with his blatant appeal to a […]

THE NAKED CITY – A COKE, A JAM SANDWICH, A BEX AND A GOOD LIE DOWN!

Back in the 50s and 60s the hard working Australian housewife would often find herself in need of a well-earned break after a full and often stressful day of household chores and kiddie care. Around 3pm it was often time for “a Bex, a cup of tea and a good lie down,” as the popular […]

THE NAKED CITY: The ‘Jetsons’ Syndrome

The Jetsons began as an animated sitcom back in the early 60s - a kind of futuristic counterpart to The Flintstones presenting a fantastic world in which technology enriched almost every aspect of the daily experience. Robots, holograms, gadgetry galore and flying cars made life an absolute joy. Whilst there were minor inconveniences and some often […]

THE NAKED CITY – NOT WAVING DRONING!

I don’t know about you, but I am thoroughly sick of those much glorified flying ‘drones.’ I went off them in a big way when a few years ago I saw a bunch of hoons deliberately take down a seagull with one in a park. I shamelessly admit I now get a devious thrill whenever […]