/ 15 April 2021

Apropos of Nothing

If you’re in the market for a fixer-upper motel in an up-and-coming suburb of Melbourne, have we got a deal for you… At just $4.5 million, this ugly duckling with reviews like “Do not stay here. Ever” could be all yours.

Also looking to improve things are Scrabble’s makers – they’ve removed 400 derogatory terms from the official list of playable words. “Woke” said one grandmaster for 11 points. But a Mattel spokesman said it was “long overdue.”

And big points should go to whoever’s doing PR for bats after all the bad press they received thanks to COVID. They’re the subject of the image that took out the Mammal Photographer of the Year award for Daniel Whitby. Well, their rehabilitation has got to start somewhere…

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