Recently, munching on some Indian spiced nuts at a free vegan dinner at North Court with an Ormond pal, I had it put to me, “Why would you spend that much on a college? You could take all that money and rent a penthouse!” While explaining the pros of College, I couldn’t help but feel what I was saying didn’t hit the spot. Read More
2013 April 16
On the 28th of March, someone I thought was just a mythical figure of a surreal musical landscape walked right on to a stage some twenty metres away from me. He stood at around five-foot-nothing in a blue velvet blazer and fedora.
It was Paul Simon. Read More
So it’s getting to that time of semester: you envisaged having explored Melbourne by now, but then Ormond happened. Why not set aside a day this week to test my template for a downtown frolic?
Bikes make everything more fun, so get hold of one if you can. I recommend some kind of windcheater as well; even if it doesn’t seem too cold out, it will when the air’s rushing straight through your sleeves. Melbourne winter hss got bite, and it’s coming, so be prepared. Read More
Dirk Den Hartog
The Fellow’s Flat on the second floor of McCaughey.
What is your current job?
I retired in 2005 from my Senior Lectureship at Victoria University, having been there for about thirty years, with some time lecturing at Latrobe, and before that tutoring at Melbourne. So now I just tutor at Ormond across a number of areas, though organising Arts events at Ormond puts that ‘just’ into inverted commas somewhat. Read More
“Good work David. You were emotionally connected during that scene, well done. But Lee, have you had a boob job recently?”
This uncomfortably lecherous comment was delivered to me a year ago at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, one of the largest drama schools in the United Kingdom. Pervy? Inappropriate? Retchworthy? Absolutely. Read More
Anyway, don’t know what these mugs have been talkin about in the rest of this bloody mag (I usually just look at the pics) but fair dinkum it’s time for a brc (bloody ripper call for the uninitiated) with yours truly, Tommy Walsh. It’s the first one for the year, so ya know it’ll be an ac (absolute corker for youse trinity bastards out there). So me an’ me mates often hang out in the JCR, bloody beautiful place, and chatting about all sorts of stuff, sure as Phil loves ‘Rattle’. Read More
By now, most of you will have heard that Essendon legend James Hird has been accused of using illegal, performance-enhancing drugs while playing in the Australian Football League. He insists that, while he was injected at various points during his career, he believed the injections to be harmless amino acids, and was never aware that they were not allowed by the sport. Read More