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You’ve probably heard the one about how you can’t put a frog in hot water, or even tepid water because it immediately recognises the danger, but if you put a frog in cold water...

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I had a delightful conversation with a colleague in Vancouver the other day, a genuine 'canuck'. Now, before you all start daydreaming about getting rescued by a Mountie while tied up to a chair,...

In the wake of the terrible tragedy which has occurred in London, with a man ploughing a van into a crowd outside a mosque, The XYZ would like to extend its sorrow to the...

New South Whale This is the first in a series of articles that trace the history of “progressive” politics in Australia. We start with the context of the divisive “Safe Schools” program. In early 2016, a...

Bill Cosby has today walked free after a jury failed to reach a verdict and the presiding judge declared a mistrial. I don't really have a dog in this fight, but when it comes...

Today Melbourne, soon to be known as Melburnistan, welcomed an effigy of the conquerors of our racist, sexist civilisation. Echoing the ancient practice of bringing effigies of conquering gods into a vanquished city, our...

Last week I wrote about how workplaces in Anglo-Saxon nations have become completely feminized. Now comes the news that the world’s most successful current start-up is about to feel the wrath of not getting...

Our forebears in medieval Europe knew how to deal with treason. One of the commonest punishments was being hung from two poles upside-down and naked, and then sawed in half from the crotch down....

What would have happened if we had lost World War Two in Europe? It would have been the greatest disaster in Europe's history. Much of Europe would have been imprisoned by a totalitarian regime which...

Anyone who willingly purchased a Nissan Juke should have all possessions and titles removed from them, and then be placed into a mental health facility as they are clearly in need of extreme help.

It has long been said in Australia that if we had lost World War Two, we would all be speaking Japanese now. With so much diverse vibrancy entering the West these days, this old...

There are a lot of larger than life populist cultural commentators nowadays. On the left you have your Waleed Alys and your Clem Fords, who many of us find insufferable, and who many on...

The Catholic Church gets a lot of shtick from society about boy fondling... and honestly, rightly so. I see many arguments coming from the Islamic defenders about how Catholic priests molest boys as sort of...

Normally, I don't read anything that is not the Guardian, black lesbian poetry, or Julia Gillard's misogyny speech. However, I found a copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on the bus the other...

At least 12 people have died in a massive inferno which engulfed a 24 storey building in London. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everybody affected by this tragedy. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lVI2D_FFMms The head of London Police...

Channel 10 has been placed into voluntary administration: http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/media/network-ten-placed-into-voluntary-administration/news-story/b5d76500e4d051dc6dd05a25e9c0c269 Excuses given for Channel 10's financial woes include "onerous" programming contracts with CBS and 21st Century Fox, increased content competition from online streaming services, and advertising competition...

Next time you receive your payslip and see that Pay-as-you-go-withholding line item, spare a thought for the 1900 Manus detainees who have just received a $70 million plus costs settlement from the federal government....

The good wife and I are looking to purchase a home in the country to which we are moving which is located somewhere in Europe. Average housing prices are around 2 to 3 times...

Editor's note: This article was originally published on May 15, 2016. One of my better attempts, I thrash out the idea that European identity is based on both one's nationality, and one's European identity,...