Opinion

September 27, 2015

I had coffee with a friend the other day; she’s a fresh new yo-pro. “Work’s going good,” she said. “Been doing heaps of overtime, my boss is always there and he promotes people who put in the hours, so I always start an hour early, and only finish when he leaves.” It’s an all too […]

September 27, 2015

Hasta la vista, bigotry. I’m proud to be a nerd! More than that, I’m excited that there has never been a more acceptable time to make such a declaration. Over the past two decades, nerd culture has gradually moved from the fringes to the forefront of cultural signifcance. Like H.G Wells’ Red Weed, nerd culture […]

September 27, 2015

While being offered this opportunity to shout about whatever I liked, I made a very bold assertion: “E.Z. mate. I have an opinion on everything”. Which, though slightly hyperbolic, is true in sentiment. Following the end of the conversation, I mentioned the task to a few friends who all responded in various degrees of amused […]

September 27, 2015

What is it that makes the man? Having hair on your chest, a sizeable penis, playing the most sports? Masculinity used to mean that one was virile and independent, and to be a real man you would have to strive for power, control and self reliance. In order to display power and control, you had […]

September 27, 2015

My Instagram and Facebook pages are sometimes tainted with a glimpse of the “brand” that is Dan Bilzerian: naked women, guns, and cash. Bilzerian is a gambler, a publicity seeker, and notorious fuccboi. He gained his fame as a poker player and maintains it through his social media following. He feeds off the controversy of […]

September 27, 2015

In between essays and articles, the two shows I most recently binge-watched were Black Mirror and Mr. Robot. Both shows are about the profound effect that technology has on our lives and our society, and it got me thinking about how much of a love-hate relationship we have with our devices, despite the innumerable benefits […]

September 27, 2015

As a moviegoer in 2015, you can pay around a one-dollar premium for a 3D option. While the opportunity cost of a couple of Mi Goreng packets is small, a lot of us still refuse to pay for the extra dimension of cinema. Since their golden era in the early 1950s, 3D films have had […]

September 27, 2015

I’m not really sure when I started hating him. It probably grew out of impatience around the paleo diet—it sounds a lot like any other high-protein-and-vegetables low carb diet that has ever been created ever, except the marketing guy struck gold with the whole “caveman” thing. And Pete bloody Evans bloody loves it. For those […]

September 27, 2015

Okay SO, why is it that a straight boy smear campaign is launched against me as soon as their aesthetic choices come into question (as was displayed by the menagerie of h8 mail in response to the publication of a certain column), yet simply by existing within the public sphere as a female, my appearance […]