Entries by The Meddler

More than sandcastles and skyscrapers

IN what some likened to an infomercial or bad episode of Home and Away, the Gold Coast featured in a fifteen-minute promo during the closing ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Jessica Mauboy invited the world to come down under in 2018 to ‘a city of sandcastles and skyscrapers’. While a seed of wanderlust was […]

The tiny yet toxic threat

IT is winter, right? Sometimes it’s hard to tell on the Gold Coast. The temperature was around 25 degrees on Friday and with the mid-afternoon sun streaming into my office, I almost had to turn the fan on. Well, not quite, but I did have to take off my jumper. Anyway, it’s a good thing […]

There goes Usain Bolt, comparing apples with tomatoes

I KNOW that no one likes a bragger, but it’s hard not to feel just a little bit smug about our superior performance in the Commonwealth Games. Our swim team killed it in the pool, paddling away with a whopping 19 gold medals, and overall Australia is leading the medal tally board. We’re having a […]

Drunk drivers wreak havoc in suburbia

IF you thought driving in Surfers Paradise on a Friday night was taking your life into your own hands, think again. Last week a 51-year-old man was arrested for drink driving at more than five times the legal limit. It was at 11:20am on a Tuesday morning – in Pacific Pines. Earlier this month, a […]

What does 15 minutes of fame cost these days?

EVERYONE wants their 15 minutes of fame, eh? And it seems like they’ll take it however they can. Like this prankster from Southport, who filmed himself earlier this year doing handstands on the roof of his car… while he was driving. Come again? Apparently, he was cruising through an industrial estate in Burleigh Heads when […]