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ryan sta maria heroes of the pandemic

The COVID-19 that paralysed much of the globe since early this year brought death and untold misery to many. But it also brought to light community heroes whose stories bring joy into our lives amidst all the bleakness. One of those is Ryan Sta Maria whose resilience and bighearted nature makes him one of our …

Magda Szubanski ad COVID deniers

The Victorian Government’s star-studded campaign urging Victorians to abide by lockdown rules features a Magda Szubanski ad in which she appears as her character Sharon Strzelecki from Kath and Kim. Sadly, COVID deniers, QAnon trolls and other morons quickly emerged from under their rocks to attack Magda over the ads. “It’s not the lockdown that’s …

dear alan jones not the bloody flu

Dear Alan Jones, on your television show last night, you described the pandemic as having “a fatality rate little different to a bad flu season.” Mr Jones, this is not the bloody flu. Respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza kill up to 650,000 people a year globally. That’s out of the approximately one billion people that …

Dr Kerryn Phelps

Dr Kerryn Phelps, former President of the Australian Medical Association called last night for compulsory mask-wearing in public. She also said NSW should close the air border to Victoria. “The thing that we can do, which is such a simple thing, is to have everyone in the community in masks. “We need to anticipate that …

covid karen covidiots

Australia recently celebrated the rise of our own COVID Karens. Pandemic culture employs ‘Karen’ as shorthand for covidiots — the attention seekers who deny science and disrupt our fight against the virus. Karen memes focus on women, but a glance over the history of the pandemic thus far shows the COVID Karens who wreak the …

glory holelujah safe sex and covid-19

The New York City Health Department which offered refreshingly frank safe sex and COVID-19 advice about three months ago, this month updated the advice. Glory Holelujah! Among the advice, the NYC Health recommends glory holes, masturbation, both solo and with a partner at distance and face masks but definitely no orgies. NYC Health begins by …

dead from covid-19 margaret court's Pierre Nkurunziza Burundi

President Pierre Nkurunziza promised the citizens of Burundi recently that he negotiated divine protection from the pandemic for the country. Nkurunziza was both murderous despot and born-again Christian. His wife is an ordained minister. She visited Australia last year for the opening of a consulate at Margaret Court’s church. Now, his wife is recovering, and …

Zero F*^ks Given madge gone wild madonna

For her latest attention-grabbing Instagram pic, pop icon Madonna poses in g-string and see-through bra. In true Madge Gone Wild style, she boasts of graduating from the ‘University of Zero F*^ks Given.’ Scroll down for ‘Hung Up’ live from Coachella 2006. The latest post follows one earlier in the month in which the singer said …

Mr Gay World spanish doctor

Dr Francisco José Alvarado contracted COVID-19 while working long shifts in March. The Spanish doctor spent three weeks in quarantine, recovered and returned to work. Last week, he received a phone call to tell him of his new title — Mr Gay World. Francisco competed in Mr Gay World in 2019 and became first runner-up. …

peter dutton crossword

Peter Dutton leaped into the headlines this last week with cross words for Dr Annaliese van Diemen, Kristina Keneally, and Annastacia Palaszczuk. So to honour his moment in the sun, here’s the Peter Dutton crossword. Scroll down for Peter Dutton crossword Dr van Diemen annoyed both the Murdoch papers and Dutton with just a few …

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