Archive for the Observation Category

The Straight View from the Middle of Mardi Gras

Posted in Journalism, Observation, Real Men, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , on March 4, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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Your humble narrator – and the Housewives on Fire – have made today’s Age newspaper.

Mardi Gras, bitches!

 

Wonder Woman Should Join the Lingerie Football League

Posted in Journalism, Love letters, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

I have come late to the Lingerie Football League. Like most things of this nature, it appeared on my Facebook feed courtesy of my good friend and arbiter of all things that ride the cutting edge of bad taste, Matt Samartzis. Continue reading

Rubber Bullets and Riot Police: Istanbul Pride March, 2015

Posted in Journalism, Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle
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‘Boyle’ is the Turkish word for ‘queer’.

Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you’ll find a riot with your name on it. Continue reading

How to Get Out of your Personal Trainer’s Agreement with Goodlife

Posted in Goodlife, Journalism, Observation, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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“The fox condemns the trap, not himself.”

– William Blake,

Proverbs of Hell.

It’s been remarkably busy down here in the offices of Theme Park at Its Darkest the past few weeks, even though the entire outfit has relocated to Istanbul. One could say that there has been an unofficial mainline to the grape-vine and, as a result, the mailbox has been heaving. Continue reading

Sea Kayaking off the Coast of Dubrovnik

Posted in Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Today, I went sea kayaking off the coast of Dubrovnik. The water was blue and the sun was a blind hole in the sky. The surface of the Adriatic sea was like a set of chrome and lazuli tiles pouring out of the sun. Continue reading

First Blood: Goodlife Backs Down

Posted in Goodlife, Journalism, Observation, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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“The cut worm forgives the plow.”

– William Blake,

Proverbs of Hell.

I received an email today from Lance Williams, so-called ‘Head of Fitness’ at Goodlife gyms, Australia-wide. Continue reading

Goodlife Rapes the Fitness Industry

Posted in Goodlife, Journalism, Observation, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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‘He who has suffered you to impose on him, knows you.’

– William Blake,

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

It is time to dump the bucket. Continue reading

Possibly the most embarrassing moment of my life

Posted in Journalism, Observation, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Many readers of this blog would no doubt believe I am inured to embarrassment. Continue reading

Taylor Swift – Corporate Whore

Posted in Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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#tayforhottest100 was a storm in a teacup. Now she’s been disqualified however, there seems to be a pattern forming in the leaves that remain silted at the bottom. Continue reading

Malheureusement, je suis aussi Charlie Hebdo

Posted in Jokes, Journalism, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , on January 14, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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I really don’t want to do this, but you gotta put your money where your mouth is…

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