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The Thousands staff wrap-up of 2014

2014 was a beautiful year for humanity. From the ice bucket challenge to the holy matrimony of Kimye to Slurpees being served in jars, we really progressed a...

29 excellent STRAYS for summer

Here at The Thousands we care about your summer. We actually really do. We want you to feel charged up with possibility. We want you to close your eyes at so...

The Thousands' Christmas Day survival guide

It's the most wonderful time of the year - for intrusive questions about your love life, airing of family laundry, and abrupt conversational transitions ...

Meredith 2014 Tops and Bottoms

TOPS Sleep keeping it thick and dirty like the inside of a crusty bong hose. Bec Rigby conjuring Janis Joplin-levels of soul and charisma in a hand-painte...

An A-Z Christmas gift guide mostly under $50

A - Alarm Clock iPhone dock ($55) It's a little kitschy but we're into it. Dad's gonna love it (or not get it). B - Boob pillowcase by ...

Weekend at The Grampians (for the relatively lazy to...

Ahhh The Grampians. A place that's 380 million years old does something to you; you start to feel insignificant in a really good way; like did the Dunkle...

Open casting call for Luci Schroder short film

Luci Schroder has directed some very fantastic music videos — including 'Sophisticated Lover' by Donny Benet, 'Drag Me Home' by World's E...

A short interview with Doug Stanhope

Doug Stanhope's brand of dark, wry, no-bullshit comedy has seen him appear on Louie and a weekly segment on Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, as well as...

6 very good reasons to visit Port Fairy

The pool got too crowded and the water had a strange shiny film on top of it last time you visited. But you can't go home because it only takes two days ...

Guide to Garage Sale Trail 2014

For every semi-functioning MIDI disc player at a garage sale, there is a piece of Harley Davidson merchandise c1994 that absolutely completes you and makes y...

Melba Gully glow worms

Seeing glow worms is like watching a Studio Ghibli film come to life without the life lessons transcribed through hefty plots. And you know what? It's gr...

Three Thousand Digital Content Intern

Are you good at the internet, have subediting experience and see your future in online publishing? We're looking for a Digital Content Intern to join our...

Where to see the total lunar eclipse

The moon — what a magnificent and terrifying orb. Tonight, the sun, Earth and moon will align in a formation called a 'syzygy' (also the name of prog...

MPavilion

An airy structure set in the Queen Vic Gardens, serving Everyday Coffee every day, music every weekend, and talks and workshops throughout, MPavilion will su...

What To Do When Your Precious Holiday Is Ruined

You've booked a hotel, or a cabin. You're getting out of the city. You're going to do all kinds of feel-good activities like nature walks and swi...

The best places to spend Grand Final Day

I love that one day in September. I like yelling and I like beer and Grand Final Day is one of the best opportunities of the year to indulge in both without ...

Mine Escape

Riding through a semi-industrial area of South Melbourne on my way to Mine Escape, I felt a bit like I was about to make a cameo appearance in the next insta...

Becoming a pod person in a Metronap Sleep Pod

Pod people of the future, join me. We'll dream side by side. We'll dream of turquoise seas and freshly-laundered towels. Forget your emails, they can...

Dingo Puppies

There is only one thing in the world cuter than a dingo puppy - and that's two dingo puppies! Yani and Maliki, two dingo puppy sisters are now at Healesv...

FOCUS: Camera Swap Meet and Zine Fair

You know what you should do with that camera that's been sitting on your shelf for two years? Trade it in at a camera swap/meet. Bloom Publishing's...

Cat Café Melbourne

No words. Not even internet memes. Melbourne now has its own Cat Café. Cat Café is great for those of us who can't afford to keep our own cats, or need...

Open House Melbourne

Riding home through the suburbs of the inner city, there are some buildings that I always notice more than others. Open House gives us the opportunity to see...

How to nail Christmas in July

Christmas in Australia might be the most obvious example of our ingrained desire to be wholesome American sitcom families fighting against the natural limita...

Domestique Tour de France Pop-up Bar & Cinema

One of the greatest gifts of this modern society we live in has to be the MAMIL (Middle Aged Man In Lyrca, per the advert). I realise this is a contentious v...

Cut your own hair

Hairdressers charge exorbitant sums for what usually amounts to two weeks of hat-wearing, and y'know, that ain't it. Things are dire right now, money...

The Percy Grainger Museum

“It is only a lopsided civilisation, mad on specialisation, that scares the 'tame cats' of humanity into abandoning their natural right to an a...

Dark MOFO Tops and Bottoms

Tops Sunn O))) pump so much hellfire smoke into the Odeon Theatre someone actually calls the fire brigade (I'm almost convinced the firemen are performa...

The Poor Loser's Guide To Wine

Wine is great, but you are broke, and no-one ever taught you your shiraz from your pinot grigio. Time to quit your twice-weekly from-the-bottle binging? HELL...