Bookclub – for Gentlemen

This was one of the greatest days I’ve had. It took three weeks to recover.

We’re going to hold another one in February. The text will probably be Grug at the Beach again, as no one can really remember what happened.

All welcome but guys – please bring the text.


01 - Bookclub for Gentlemen

Screenplay: Trudy and Michael’s big presentation

Thanks for being so supportive of my screenplays guys.

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Screenplay: Sexual Commandos

Screenplays is my new thing, guys. Depending on how it goes I might start submitting these to actual production companies.

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Half way.

Man oh man. You’re not reading a story of triumph and this is not a victory lap. I am not 50% more awesome than I was five years ago. I am 18.7% more awesome. 10% more awesome (6) [Full stats here] Despite touring the country dressed as a homoerotic sailor/astronaut for much of the last few years, my two least improved categories are Rock & Roll and Being Dangerous.

Out of the 33 rock and roll categories, only nine of them actually relate to being in a band. The rest are about hanging out at bars, getting shitfaced and smoking cigarettes, stuff that’s counter-producive to being in a functional band.

Was it too ambitious? Are the targets realistic? Should my definition of awesome have matured in five years? No, no and no.

In lieu of quitting my job and joining Alcoholics Anonymous, I’ll need to spend this year chasing some easy wins. Below is the low hanging fruit that I could improve on.

The best thing I can do is take up chain smoking and be someone’s best man.

  • Blowing smoke rings (20%)
  • Rolling a cigarette (30%)
  • Playing pool (30%)
  • Stuff signed by famous people (30%)
  • Shooting hoops (30%)
  • Polished shoes (40%)
  • Whistling with my pinky (0%)
  • Becoming intimate with Daniel Johnston and Brian Jonestown Massacre (40%)
  • Being best man/ring bearer/speech maker/most important friend at a special occasion (30%).

*I am really mad at Piktochart for cutting my first ‘awesome’ in half but life is too short to email them a third time.

Film scoring

  • Finishing projects: 6/10 (up from 5/10) 
  • Being punctual: 3/10 (no change)

Here is my entry to this year’s Tropscore competition. It was edited mainly on planes and in the bars of backpacker hostels, using a laptop that bloody loves to crash. Underneath is a song I contributed to my buddy’s Tropscore entry.

Is it smart to upload your first film scoring attempts to the internet? No, no it’s not. Should I have just left this locked up on my hard drive? Definitely.

I’d like to do more of this. Hit me up if you’re a budding filmmaker looking for scores.

Wheelbarrow for president

Tony Abbott will be leading our country next week and Kevin Rudd is to blame.

Abbott’s stumbling, backward and blatantly dishonest media statements weren’t enough for us to forget Rudd’s treachery; clawing and scrambling back into the history books over the bodies of his comrades.

The whole ‘pick the party you least dislike’ scenario got me thinking about elections gone by and made me realise – there’s only one leader I know that could change the game up right now. One visionary with the experience and tenacity to separate the beige from the beige, and take on the Liberals like he did in the 2008 Monash University Student elections.

That man’s name is Wheelie McBarrow.


He’s aged a bit since the ’08 campaign, but Wheelie’s still got that fire.


He might not look like it now, but Wheelie scrubs up well.

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Research your shirt.


  • Historical knowledge: 3/10 (down from 4/10)

I thrust myself into an ideological warzone at the Victoria Markets with this tee shirt today.

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