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Shane is cooking on YouTube!

Shane is cooking on YouTube! By Shane Pinnegar You know I’m a chef as well as a writer, right? Right! Well, I’ve started making some cooking videos while in isolation. You can find them on my Chef Shane YouTube channel here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtiUWbhXjLOLWohTUsEClqQ I’ll be honest – they are decidedly lo-fi, fast n’ furious, unscripted...

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THE 31-DAY SONG CHALLENGE – PART I of III

THE 31-DAY SONG CHALLENGE – PART I of III By Shane Pinnegar I’ve noticed a few friends doing a 28- or 30- or 31-Day Song challenge, so I decided to rise to the challenge. I’m rubbish at remembering to do such things every day, so here it is condensed into three blocks of ten(ish) –...

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VALE TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR

VALE TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR By Shane Pinnegar I am sincerely devastated. The Goodies meant so much to me – these three surreal comics, masters of rapid-fire gags, physical slapstick visual comedy, anarchic social and political commentary and the ancient martial art Ecky-Thump (which involved bludgeoning your opponent with a black pudding) practically brought me up in...

DON’T BE FOOLED!
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DON’T BE FOOLED!

DON’T BE FOOLED! By Shane Pinnegar I think it is amazing and wonderful that our Australian government are contradicting some of the core elements of its principals in order to provide “stimulus” (aka handouts, which are normally an anathema to the right wing Liberals) during this Covidpocalypse. It is a move which should be loudly...

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We’re Getting A New Family Member Tomorrow!!

We’re Getting A New Family Member Tomorrow!! By Shane Pinnegar We’re getting a new puppy tomorrow!! So Excited – she is a 10 week (or 12?? Lady Boomboom will know) – sharpie/bitzer, and completely adorable, very friendly and inquisitive and playful (much like me… sometimes!) Boomboom has chosen (it’s her turn and I am completely...

THE NEW JOBKEEPER PAYMENT – WILL WE BE ELIGIBLE?
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THE NEW JOBKEEPER PAYMENT – WILL WE BE ELIGIBLE?

THE NEW JOBKEEPER PAYMENT – WILL WE BE ELIGIBLE? By Shane Pinnegar Tomorrow is an important day for many Australians – for many of my freelancer and sole trader friends. Tomorrow our government debate the proposed JobKeeper allowance, which will apparently pay every eligible employee (through their employers) $1500 a fortnight for the duration of...

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JADA: MOUNTAIN WARRIOR – NOW ON SPECIAL!

JADA: MOUNTAIN WARRIOR – NOW ON SPECIAL! There’s no denying it, the world has gone crazy. This is once in a lifetime stuff (hopefully), and we are (or should be, Mr Prime Minister) all in full lockdown mode for the foreseeable future. While we’re there, we need stimulation, so I have dropped the price of...