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REAL KULTCHA

Whoever said, “The Times They Are A Changing!” must have seen the COVID crisis coming but as usual, there have been a few good jokes doing the rounds to cheer us up.  Here are several I liked:  Went to this restaurant called The Kitchen.  You have to gather all the ingredients and make your own […]

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On a lighter note. . .

This new and easy test for the horror of the COVID 19 virus is provided free of charge and it’s simple, quick and positive (or negative if you see what I mean) test you can do in your home. Take a clean (very important) glass and pour a decent dram of your favourite whisky into […]

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REAL KULTCHA

I was watching a football game last weekend and in the middle of some verbal compost the dribbler was serving up, came this gem:  The More Things Change – The More They Stay The Same!  Eh?  What does that actually mean and how come some ex-Rugby League boofhead – who’s probably suffered far too many […]

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REAL KULTCHA

Here we are, it’s 2020! And for all you naysayers who didn’t think we’d make it – pphhtt! Of course, there are a number of “firsts” that should be acknowledged at this point so here goes: this is my first rant for the new year and also the new decade but I can’t remember how […]

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REAL KULTCHA

It’s the Festive Season. Good will to all and may your next year be all you wish. Or as the Irish say:  May the road rise gently in front of you and the wind always be at your back! I’m a great believer in the simple Christian idea of The Spirit Of Christmas  but I […]

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Real Kultcha

Well, there’s been a lot of water pass under the bridge since you and I last spoke, though that’s not technically correct:  I talk to you but you don’t respond!  Am I concerned?  Not really.  It was Simon and Garfunkel who sang: The words of the Prophets are written on the sub-way walls, tenement halls. […]

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Here’s A new fundraiser for motorcycling enthusiasts!

Spectrum Support, Australia’s leading not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting those living with  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and creating greater awareness of ASD across the broader community, has launched an innovative new fundraiser weekend getaway for motorcycling enthusiasts. The fundraiser, called ‘The Great Weekender’, involves a three day motorcycle ride that will see riders […]

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REAL KULTCHA

Well, we’ve finally made it to that portion of the year when “the whips are crackin’,” and if you don’t know what that means, you really do need to get out more often! I can report several folk (who know who cobbles together this rant) have taken it upon themselves to espouse their completely unbiased thoughts […]

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Umpires wanted

THE MANNING CRICKET UMPIRES’ ASSOCIATION IS LOOKING FOR CRICKET UMPIRES FOR THEIR LOCAL CRICKET COMPETITION The Manning River District Umpires’ & Scorers’ Association (MRDCU&SA) facilitates training courses on the Laws of Cricket for prospective umpires across the Manning. Umpiring is open to men and women of all ages and stages of life. Umpires range from […]

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REAL KULTCHA

There’s an old saying that goes:  Confession Is Good For The Soul.  With that high falutin’ thought in mind I felt it appropriate to confess that earlier this week or possibly even late last week (when you’re retired every day is Saturday) as I was channel surfing the idiot box I came across a game of […]

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REAL KULTCHA

BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH!!!  Especially if they fall in April, June or any other month!  I give this clear warning to you all for we know catastrophes and/or disasters come in threes. The first alarm rang when the brace of Heavenly Cohorts (The Glorious St George  and  The Scintillating  St Kilda) both won their games […]

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REAL KULTCHA

Welcome to the Australian sporting world’s equivalent of The Bermuda Triangle  because nothing of any consequence happens now and anything that does is sucked into a vortex and disappears. The cricket season is over and at best, I’d suggest Australia’s report card would see us with a “C-” (I seem to recall we were beaten by […]