Posts Tagged ‘Suicide’

Phonies

25May19

Why don’t you hear wind-up calls on the radio anymore? It could be because they got played out, overdone. The best way to devalue something is to do lots of it, scarcity adds value. Then again, wind-ups may have stopped because things can go horribly wrong. When I worked on the air in Australia, I […]


Bird Brain

03Jul14

Why are pigeons so slow first thing in the morning? Later in the day, they’re fine but every morning on my way to work, I have to brake for them. They stand in the middle of the road as I approach and look as if they’re waiting for me to kill them. As I hit […]


In 1993, I learned a valuable lesson that saved my career and some pretty heavy legal proceedings twelve years later. I got my first complaint a few weeks after going on the air at the first commercial radio station I worked at, 2PK in the Central West of New South Wales.  I can’t remember what I’d […]


Selling tobacco is illegal but millions of retailers are getting away with it. According to the World Health Organisation, smoking kills more than five million people every year. And it’s not because of an unwanted side-effect, a bad batch or the consequences of over-indulgence or misuse. Tobacco, when it is used exactly as the manufacturer […]