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THE NAKED CITY – THE MUSEUM OF RACIST ARTEFACTS

In a week where the number of COVD-19 cases worldwide passed the 10 million mark, a number of conservative Christians in America have spoken out about the wearing of masks. At a well publicised meeting in Florida a woman called Sylvia Ball claimed that “they want to throw God’s wonderful breathing system out the door.” […]

THE NAKED CITY – TOPPLING THE TYRANTS

I have never been big on statues and even less big on really big statues, like the towering monoliths of the Kim dynasty in North Korea. Closer to home the statues of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Captain Cook and the various colonial figures that dot our city strike me as the ghosts of the past, […]

THE NAKED CITY – CANNED, CUTOUT & CRAZY

If you said to somebody a few months ago that they’d spot Britain’s worst serial killer Howard Shipman in the crowd at an NRL match they probably would have called for your psychiatric certification. For starters the notorious GP, who is said to be responsible for the deaths of some 250 people, died in 2004. […]

THE NAKED CITY – REIGNING CATS AND DOGS!

It’s been widely reported that the current pandemic has seen an increase in the number of people adopting pets, the RSPCA in particular announcing record interest in the rehousing of cats and dogs. With more time spent at home, as well as the need for companionship, many have seized the opportunity to welcome a new pooch […]

THE NAKED CITY – SYDNEY – BEST WE FORGET!

Generations from now we will look back at the current pandemic as a hugely significant period in our history, with a massive archive of analysis and hindsight. The worldwide plague will become one of the best documented events of the current millennium and hopefully provide the lessons to prevent if ever happening again. But what […]

THE NAKED CITY – WELCOME TO THE NEW ABNORMAL

“Covidiocy” – a new word that has just been coined to describe an inept and irrational response to the current pandemic. If and when we get completely on top of the current pandemic there are many things that I personally never want to see or hear again – like endless Zoom screens of choirs and […]

THE NAKED CITY – PREACHING THE PANDEMIC

“And then came a Plague, a great and powerful Plague, and the World was never to be the same again! But America rose from this death and destruction, always remembering its many lost souls, and the lost souls all over the World, and became greater than ever before! Wow, that does sound biblical – like […]

THE NAKED CITY – PODCASTING IN THE PANDEMIC

It’s not surprising in the current situation that human ingenuity, which must be embedded in our DNA, invariably comes to the forefront. Whether it’s a small bar providing home delivered cocktails, a former cocaine dealer selling door to door toilet paper or a gin distillery converting to make hand sanitiser, the pandemic has thrown up […]

THE NAKED CITY – COVID CAPERS

Throughout history humour and satire have often been engaged to ease the pain of trauma and tragedy and boost overall morale. This was certainly the case during World Wars I and II when everything from cartoons to popular songs were designed to make people smile in the face of enormous disruption and the grim reality […]

THE NAKED CITY – WILDSIDE OF THE PANDEMIC

Whilst the current pandemic has had a massive effect on humanity and occupied our news services virtually 24/7, little has been noted on the impact on non-human animals – be it negative or surprisingly positive. There have been a few isolated cases of dogs being infected with a mild form of COVID-19, but so far […]