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It recently emerged that George W. Bush has been spending his downtime painting portraits of the various world leaders he met during his tenure. Quite predictably, these sophomoric efforts have been met with smug condescension by the art world, with one British wanker describing Bush’s portraits as “dreary and compositionally identical likenesses [which] couldn’t feel more impersonal if…

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The Public Apology presents a new series in which we apologise for various athletes who have brought the game into disrepute through dickhead-ish behaviour. In this first installment, Al McClintock targets Australian cricketer and perennial headline-grabber, David Warner… There is a lot to like about the David Warner story. Battler come good. The ‘slogger’ proving the…

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Every day, millions of humans set off on the morning commute to jobs that they hate. This is not an easy task, nor does it get easier as the years roll by. Once you’ve reached this state of professional ennui, there is generally no return. To quit your job and do something you “love,” something that will…

Read More Professional Athletes Who Hate Their Jobs

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Al McClintock’s ridiculous re-telling of one rugby league fan’s descent into madness while searching for Braith Anasta’s wedding continues. Read on for Part Eight of this epic series… PART EIGHT: GILI TRAWANGAN/LOMBOK Shame has forced us from the island! Mad Dog only emerged from his slumber this morning and had little to no memory of the events that unfolded yesterday evening. He…

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Al McClintock’s re-telling of one rugby league fan’s descent into madness while searching for Braith Anasta’s wedding continues. Read on for Part Seven of this epic series… PART SEVEN: GILI TRAWANGAN If you have never woken to a swimsuit wearing, slightly overweight, hairy dude, his budgie snugly smuggled inches from your face, you are luckier than me. Compounding this vision was his…

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