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On Becoming a Man, part 1 Manchild

Becoming a Man, man. In many cultures young men are taken at a certain age to a place and initiated into manhood by the elder men or spiritual men of their religion, tribe or community. Then after the rite of … Continue reading

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One Hat Two Hat Three Hat Blue Hat

Is Summer here? Bananas are cheap again, mangoes even cheaper and there are sunburnt Brits sauntering about, which must mean its almost summer but it still feels cool for this time of year. For me it’s the season of numerous … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Fringe Closure

So that’s the Edinburgh Fringe for 2011 done, the wettest and coldest Edinburgh Fringe in 18 years, with the most outdoor entertainment of any Fringe previous. Its been a great Fringe, Matador was an absolute pleasure to unveil upon an … Continue reading

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Puritans & filth at the Fringe

Well the Edinburgh Fringe is just over the midway point. As of now I’m very healthy and have taken to sleeping like a small bear (13 hours sometimes) or a frightened cat (usually 5 hours) so health and BFI is … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Fringe 2011 ‘Before’

Tomorrow I go to Kings Cross Station and begin my annual pilgrimage to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for 2011. This year there are over 2,200 shows in the Fringe, which is an intimidating number and this doesn’t take into account … Continue reading

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Can I have a Volunteer?

Its one of the most terrifying things an audience member can hear, whether you’ll be playing an assistants role in the show or being the butt of its jokes its going to be awkward. I don’t use any volunteers in … Continue reading

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Professional Mascot

In 2001 I decided to try a more unusual job so I answered an ad and became a professional mascot. Mascot work would usually involve me dressing up in a lime green unitard with floppy shoes and a big helmet … Continue reading

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Airplane Safety Guniea Pig

In 2001 I changed towns and professions, moving from Byron Bay to Melbourne and took up a casual position in product testing. Usually this would involve eating prototype biscuits and explaining how the texture of a cookie made me ‘feel’ … Continue reading

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