Pictured: A very hardworking Jenny Easther who along with Jude Marks and Alex Riley put in a lot of time and effort to get Big Bash 2020 up and running. However, as the Coronavirus virus started to spread worldwide and the Federal Government banned gatherings of 100 people we had no choice but to postpone […]

“The Smelly Melting Pot.”

This is not me. The bloke pictured here is about nine inches taller than me, handsome and built like a “brick shithouse”. One of my first jobs of a morning when I entered the “dog box” which we called the Comp Room at National Paper Industries. Port Road, was to switch on the Lead melting […]

Little Lew Morrison.

The late Little Lew Morrison accidentally ended up in the “Royal Navy” during World War II. Whilst pretending to be a Sea Scout he got drafted and soon was entertaining all the sailors and troops. Not many knew it, but Lew looked like Fred Astaire and he danced like him as well. Well, almost! He […]

‘My Coulrophobia’.

What is “Coulrophobia”? It is the irrational fear of Clowns. Since it is not an old phobia, but one that has increased in recent decades, little is known about coulrophobia. Scientists and doctors now agree that it is a result of not knowing who lies behind the excessive makeup, red nose and hair color. Some […]

‘An Act of Kindness during the Action’.

Bedded down somewhere in the Pacific during the mayhem and fierce fighting against the Japanese army during World War II, this American soldier takes time out to show some kindness by feeding a banana to a battle weary goat. derwombat.

Is this Fake News?

Take a close look at this picture. Who does it remind you of? It’s supposed to be Wayne Riley, cousin to our Alex ‘The Toff’ Riley. Wayne is from Darwin. I wonder if that picture is ‘fair dinkum’. It looks suspiciously like Riley wearing a wig from his doll collection. If it is Alex he […]

Kym and Alex.

As a young hot metal apprentice Kym never believed the stories about Alex that he was ‘tight as a fishes ass hole’. He thought, ‘Why are people so cruel about Alex’? Why do they say that he will not spend any money and that he will never open his wallet and buy his wife dinner? […]

Harry the Horse and The Toff.

This photo is of the late Harry Kinder (an excellent English Compositor). Note: Harry who was ‘old school’ always wore a tie to work. The other person in the photo is a quite young Alex (The Toff) Riley. Apparently Alex was a nice person with hair in those days. However, he was later to become […]

‘My Blazing Nuts’, an Adults Only Story of Pain.

I had a near death experience some 40 years ago when I lived with my Mum and Dad and slept out the back of the house in a “sleep out”. It was one warm Adelaide night that I rolled over in bed and displaced a testicle. Where did it go? I don’t know, but all […]

Sleepy, Danny and Grun, circa.1977.

This photograph was taken on the Hi-Top Social Club’s infamous trip to Victor Harbor and some of the surrounding towns. From the Left to Right we have Graham “Sleepy” Mutrie, the previously handsome German boy Danny Marwe and a girlish looking Ian Grunert. All those in the picture were probably very pissed. derwombat