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My babies, coming home.

November 10, 2020 - 19:28 -- Admin

Five years ago today I signed over the digital rights for Felafel and The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco to my then publishers, Pan MacMillan.

Famously, things went a bit pear-shaped shortly after.

It was nothing to do with those titles, but it did mean that they were locked up inside the company vault for the next five years.

I wrote to the publisher yesterday and requested that the rights be reverted. They kindly agreed.

And so, a happy moment…

Tough day at the keyboard

October 20, 2020 - 19:40 -- Admin

I should be posting this over at Patreon, but it’s not the sort rubbish I want cluttering up people’s email, so I’m writing my thoughts here instead. The nice thing about Substack is that even though it’s designed as an email first platform, they’ve generously built in this nice blogging option too.

The Stand trailer

October 16, 2020 - 17:06 -- Admin

No idea where this is going to stream in Australia. Hopefully not on Ten, but it’s a fair chance given the CBS connection. I think I’d have to buy it on iTunes if it ended up on FTA, butchered by ads.

I’m a low information voter and I’m loving it! 

October 12, 2020 - 18:28 -- Admin

Like a lot of people I know way too much about American politics. And I am sooo looking forward to cutting back on my roster of Never Trump podcasts, former Obama staffer newsletters and desperate pre-dawn headline checks with the New York Times and Washington Post. Having gorged myself on this shit for nearly four years now I’m constantly amazed by the idea of the ‘low information voter’ in America. I wonder, “How can you not?!?”

A thing I like: scrambled eggs.

October 12, 2020 - 06:57 -- Admin

If you’re reading this, I am probably eating scrambled eggs. No. Seriously. I’m pretty much always eating scrambled eggs. A champion at the breakfast table, naturally, they’re also personal faves for lunch and dinner when I can’t be bothered thinking of anything else to eat. 

Built me a marine.

October 6, 2020 - 20:46 -- Admin

One of the most successful posts I’ve put up back at the old Burger was an entry entitled ‘Build me a marine.’ I asked everyone to contribute backstory deets for a hard-assed Marine Corps commander who eventually became Colonel J. Lonesome Jones.

I just finished Jones’s reintroduction to the series for WW 3.1 and it felt good.