Log cabins are a bit of a problem for writers.
On the one hand, they make pretty great places for a nice retreat — somewhere quiet and out of the way where you can really focus on that latest project. On the other hand, they’re scary as hell.
This is something Tom Taylor — Marvel and DC Comics writer and creator of TV series The Deep — recently discovered firsthand.
Taylor is currently working on a bunch of different projects: Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man for Marvel, DCeased for DC Comics (a horror book which sounds very appropriate in this case) and a feature film. To get his head down and focus, he decided to spend a few nights in a log cabin in the Australian bush. Read more…
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It’s the crack of an egg that was heard around the world.
Australian 17-year-old Will Connolly, known as “egg boy” for cracking an egg over the head of an Islamophobic senator, has finally spoken — and he wasn’t apologetic.
Speaking to TV program The Project on Monday night, Connolly said he did it because he was “flat out disgusted” with Australian senator Fraser Anning’s comments.
“After that tragedy in Christchurch, I thought the world should be supporting all those victims,” Connolly said. “And the senator released a statement which was pretty much a divisive hate speech.” Read more…
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Australia-based Airwallex is the tech startup to enter the billion-dollar ‘unicorn club.’ The company announced today that it has closed a $100 million Series C round that values its business above $1 billion. Started in Melbourne in 2015 by four Chinese founders, Airwallex provides a service that lets companies manage cross-border revenue and financing in […]
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Those old-school SUVs and four-wheel-drive adventure cars are great — except for all the waste-emitting gasoline needed to fuel them on camping trips and scenic drives through nature.
That’s where Australian startup Jaunt comes in, converting old vehicles like the 1971 Land Rover Series 2a into electric road trippers. That’s the first car the company has raised enough money to revamp. The car should be available in time for the Australian spring and summer.
The company so far only has the Land Rover, named Juniper, but it wants to convert more vehicles to set up for rentals for pre-planned “jaunts” around Australia. So far an Indiegogo campaign has raised more than $10,000 (over A$14,000). Ultimately the startup hopes to receive $50,000 to provide more trips and cars. Read more…
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A popular family tracking app was leaking the real-time locations of more than 238,000 users for weeks after the developer left a server exposed without a password. The app, Family Locator, built by Australia-based software house React Apps, allows families to track each other in real-time, such as spouses or parents wanting to know where […]
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This is certainly one very fishy encounter.
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Two fishers stumbled across quite the surprise when they found a sunfish which had washed onto the beach at Coorong National Park in South Australia.
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The now famous teen who cracked an egg on the head of an Australian politician certainly has some high profile fans.
Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons paid tribute to the 17-year-old kid known as “egg boy,” by writing the teen’s name on his yellow shoes before the game against the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday.
The team’s mental performance coach, Paddy Steinfort, posted the image of Simmons’ sneakers in his Instagram story. That’s a pretty awesome shout out.
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Air conditioning is a gift — one that belongs to humans and koalas alike.
Tim Whitrow, an Australian winemaker, was recently visiting a vineyard and left his car door open with teh air conditioning on to help keep his dog cool in the heat. When he returned to the vehicle he found a Koala chilling in the back seat.
It took a little bit for Whitrow to finally get the koala to leave.
“As I was moving to another part of the vineyard I noticed that someone else was also in the car enjoying the A/C. It took a fair bit of convincing to get the feisty little fella out,” Whitrow wrote on Facebook.
Why anyone would want a koala out of their car and not in their arms, to be held forever, is beyond me. My fantasy pet combination is a dog and a koala. Imagine coming home to not one but two furry things. Read more…
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Not all heroes wear capes. But, some of them wield eggs as their weapon of choice.
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It’s the egging that’s gone around the world.
Bands and festivals have offered a lifetime of free tickets to a teen who cracked an egg into the back of an Australian senator’s head, after the politician blamed Muslim immigration for the Christchurch terrorist attack.
The likes of hip hop festival Rolling Loud have offered “eggboy,” as the teen has become known, free tickets for life, as have bands like The Amity Affliction and Violent Soho.
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This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week.
What’s cuter than Chris Hemsworth? Chris Hemsworth with a quokka, of course.
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