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The Watercooler 26.01.2013

eBay seller laid bare... Seriously, who wears no underwear, stands next to a mirror and takes a photo of themselves...? Oh, hang on I think I’ve probably described what you, or at least far too many young texters have done in recent years... But cheer up, at least it wasn’t worldwide news like it was for one eBay seller.

In my book...

Well, there we go – that’s the silly season, done and dusted for another twelve months. It’s an amazing thing, this Christmas phenomenon. There’s all the massive build-up, the frenzy of purchasing gifts, wrapping paper and a mountain of food that would feel a small country. Then we have several days of enforced bonhomie and jollification and all of a sudden – whoosh! Gonski! Until next year.

Tell the story like it is

IN the last Weekender edition for 2012, popular journalist John Ryan indicated that his column would be his final contribution. I am one of those who looked to his writings on the state of the local scene as high quality and defined vital issues that one did not find elsewhere. It made the Weekender stand apart as a communicator even though it was published weekly.