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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...

Clip n Climb

Clip n Climb isn't just for kids. The instructors assured us many walls are equipped with hold-spacings and difficulty levels that align with internation...

Vanishing Elephant guide to the World Cup

As one of our two favourite hosts of The Bugle, John Oliver would say, “I am both excited and extremely conflicted about it“. Protests in Brazil, alleg...

Keppel Falls

Keppel Falls isn't Victoria's largest waterfall. It isn't even Victoria's most impressive, or it's zoomiest. But if you want lazy little ...

Emerging Writers' Festival

The Melbourne-based Emerging Writers' Festival is back again this year - duh - with another stellar program all planned out. Thousand Pound Bend serves a...

National Rhododendron Garden

Welcome to the National Rhododendron Garden of Australia, “please walk on the grass, touch the plants and smell the scents.” (Seriously, you shou...

How to have fun after the budget

If you've seen any form of social media over the last 24 hours, you might have an inkling that the budget was announced recently! Woo! It is a great time...

UFO hunting

Only Melbourne claim to, on average, receive one UFO sighting report per week. This suggests that Melbourne is a hotbed of alien activity - so if you see som...

Live Below The Line

“World is fukt” was an ingenious summary thanks to some delightfully breezy editing at the Australian Financial Review. Let us continue to simpli...

Bonsai Farm

If ever you want to call timeout on life and the things in it (ie: housemates, public transport, the fact you don't own a decent raincoat) and your jaunt...

Chestnut picking

Warning: chestnut picking is extremely time-sensitive and dangerous. Mainly because of the spiky burrs that cover the outside of the nut, but also because th...

Card games that don't suck

Things are getting to look pretty grim outside. You may want to hibernate in bed with caramelised popcorn and Gilmore Girls or whatever. It's not a terri...

Two-Up: A Guide

Fine, so there hasn't been much for Australians to be proud of in recent months. Between Rolf Harris, Andrew Bolt and Scott Morisson, we're copping s...

Drunk Board Games

Was your family the kind who sat around Sunday nights drinking Nesquik and cheerily squabbling over a game of Monopoly? Or were you an only child, cursed wit...

The Black Sheep’s Guide To Easter

Easter’s a weird holiday. If you’re not particularly religious, and have long gotten over the novelty of buying your own Crème Eggs, you'll know that the...

Putting on a Show in Your Backyard

First you'll need a PA. Ask Facebook. You probably know someone nice enough to lend you a PA, seeing as you already know folks nice enough to play in you...

World Record Store Day 2014 Roundup

Turns out people still need tangible, collectable and warp-able music in their lives. They want to browse for it, ask someone about it, pick it up, dust it o...

Maria's Recycling Emporium

Maria Jackson runs a 'scrounger's paradise' just outside the town of Foster in South Gippsland. She's spent decades trading and collecting bi...