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THE NAKED CITY – VALE THE DUKE OF RACIST GAFFES

When Prince Philip left hospital a few weeks ago, it was obvious his days on this earth were severely limited. Appearance wise he looked like he had just departed an audition for a remake of Night Of The Living Dead. The media had been alerted and obituaries and tributes were hastily readied, lying in wait […]

THE NAKED CITY: INSIDE WIRIAN – THE LUNA PARK FIRE

The recent three part ABC documentary Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire was a meticulous piece of investigative journalism that confirmed many of the rumours that had existed for decades following the horrendous Luna Park inferno. That it took some 40 odd years to see the light of day says a lot about the depth of the […]

THE NAKED CITY – A BURGER WITH THE BLUES!

Apart from Harry’s Café De Wheels it’s hard to think of an iconic fast food outlet that has survived the ravages of time in Sydney. Even the current flagship Harry’s is an upmarket version of the old caravan which operated near the gates of the Woolloomooloo naval yard for over four decades from the late […]

THE NAKED CITY – TRAVELLING THE WORLD AT HOME

Pick up the travel section of any daily newspaper or glossy magazine and you’ll see a burst of optimism for international travel in 2022. Cruise companies are already accepting bookings for their former floating petri dishes and travel writers are enthusing about all variety of exotic destinations that beckon the vaccinated tourist next year. It’s […]

THE NAKED CITY – HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!

I can’t say that I have ever been much of a fan of Lady Gaga but I will admit she did a belting version of the Star Spangled Banner at Joe Biden’s inauguration last week. And let’s quash the rumour that there were three secret service agents concealed in that bellowing dress she was wearing. You wonder […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE GRUMPY GUIDE TO NEW YEAR’S EVE

In a recent interview with the ABC, author Richard Flanagan put an interesting spin on the common reference to the pandemic as the ‘new normal’. He asserted as far as history was concerned we had simply returned to the ‘normal’, following an ‘abnormal’ period of prosperity following WWII. Everyday life prior to the end of […]

THE NAKED CITY – WHEN THE MUCK STICKS

Some things never change during a pandemic. That almost primeval desire to gather in small groups and socialise is right up there along with the need to lubricate with alcohol and other daily stimulants like coffee. The new normal often relies on some inventive reworking of the old, like having contact free cocktails delivered to […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE VINYL GRAVEYARD

Earlier this year it was reported that worldwide sales of vinyl records outnumbered CDs for the first time in about 20 years. Admittedly streaming accounts for the bulk of recorded music sales but vinyl has made a remarkable comeback. It’s one of the few occasions that an old technology has been reborn and embraced by […]

THE NAKED CITY – A ‘VAXACIOUS’ QUESTION?

It’s official – Pauline Hanson will not be getting vaccinated if a COVID shot becomes available some time next year. She made this emphatically clear when asked for her views on such a vaccine being made mandatory by the Federal Government. Adding that she was not an anti-vaxxer, she expressed a sentiment that has attracted […]

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.” […]