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THE NAKED CITY – DUMPING THE ANTHEM AND THE ROYALS!

In case you are unaware, Channel 7 has recently declared itself  ‘Australia’s Royal Network’. Whether it’s received an official blessing from Buckingham Palace is open to question, but one thing’s for sure – the station is milking the current resurgence of interest in the British Royal Family for every rating point it can score. It […]

THE NAKED CITY – RAISING THE ENDEAVOUR!

News that the wreck of Captain Cook’s HMS Endeavour has been discovered off the coast of America has already seen calls that it be raised, restored and returned to its ‘rightful place’ in a suitable setting in Sydney. Whether this will ever happen remains to be seen in what could easily become an international dispute […]

THE NAKED CITY – WHERE THE HELL IS REFU-JESUS?

Throughout history we’ve often wondered why men and women who hold strong religious beliefs often fail to put into practice the basic tenets of their sacred texts. This is of course particularly perplexing when it comes to those in positions of political power, especially when they make a big deal of their spiritual faith and […]

THE NAKED CITY – TURNING A BLIND EYE

Back in the 1800s in Sydney you could go to the beach during the day as long as you didn’t leave the sand. Daylight bathing in the harbour or surf was effectively banned and it was until the start of the 20th century that local councils amended the law. In 1902 for example Randwick Council, […]

NAKED CITY – GOD HATES SIGNS AND BIGOTS!

Winston Churchill is credited with the saying “If you are going through hell - keep going” and the quote might well apply to Australian Rugby’s Israel Folau. After his post on Instagram saying that homosexuals need to repent or they will go to hell, he is going through a hell of his own with community […]

NAKED CITY – THE GRUMPY AFTERMATH TO THE GAMES

Call me a party pooper but I find the “Gold, Gold Gold”, “Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi” brand of jingoism that surrounded the recent Commonwealth Games a little hard to take. Whilst I only fleetingly tuned to the Seven Network’s multi channel coverage of the event, the constant reference to the medal tally was […]

NAKED CITY – GUNS & POKIES!

Donald Trump’s reaction to the Florida school shooting, suggesting teachers now be armed in the classroom, must have sent raptures through the upper echelons of the National Rifle Association. Talk about the knee jerk wisdom of a ‘stable genius’. What it did demonstrate was Trump’s almost unflagging alignment with America’s most powerful lobby group, one […]