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Robert Gosford

Likes birds and people, not necessarily in that order.

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"JESUS LOVES NACHOS" Graffiti Rules in K-town, OK?

Bob GosfordNov 3, 20162 Comments

”Jesus Loves Nachos is not to be touched,” the spokeswoman said when pressed, "It’s an icon.” Back in the eighties the bridge had another less benign example of the graffiti artist's work. Thankfully "FREE KLAUS BARBIE" is long gone.

Dust

Dust

Bob GosfordNov 1, 2016

Some photos from the Santa Teresa races on the weekend of 29 and 30 October 2016.

Off to the desert races at Santa Teresa, NT.

Off to the desert races at Santa Teresa, NT.

Bob GosfordNov 1, 20161 Comment

Dust, heat, flies and more dust. If it is the last weekend in October it must be time to head off the the races at Santa Teresa NT.

'Troublemakers for fire' - Raptors spreading fire in Australian savanna woodlands

'Troublemakers for fire' - Raptors spreading fire in Australian savanna woodlands

Bob GosfordOct 1, 2016

Fire provides the opportunity for pyrophilic behaviour by some birds. Brown Falcons perch at the fire-front waiting for grasshoppers, frogs, snakes, lizards and small mammals. Whistling Kites and particularly Black Kites, Milvus migrans, spectacularly hawk around the curtain of flame, preying on grasshopper, cockroaches and other small fleeing animals. Local Aboriginal people believe that Brown Falcons and Black Kites set fires by carrying burning sticks to new locations and drop them into dry grass on unburnt grounds.

Therese Ritchie: Why Pauline Hanson 2.0 is like a saltwater crocodile

Therese Ritchie: Why Pauline Hanson 2.0 is like a saltwater crocodile

Bob GosfordSep 30, 2016

The next time Pauline Hanson says “I speak for the people of Australia,” remember this: she will steal your integrity, roll you until you choke on your own terror, and if she can’t swallow you whole, she will drag you down and stash you in a dark forgotten place until you rot, simply because she prefers to feed on putrefied flesh.

What to do with Pauline Hanson 2.0? Take the piss ...

What to do with Pauline Hanson 2.0? Take the piss ...

Bob GosfordSep 30, 2016

20 years ago not everyone supported our approach of using humour and satire: I would hardly claim to have a monopoly on a “correct” response to the viciousness of racism. However, Therese and I did not sit on our hands: nor should the current arts community.

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: The Halted March of the Orange Army

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: The Halted March of the Orange Army

Bob GosfordSep 28, 2016

 

Clinton to Trump:

Clinton to Trump: "So, who got beaten up, then?"

Bob GosfordSep 27, 2016

Hillary and Donald, The Debate and some inadvertent visual cognitive dissonance courtesy of the ABC.

'Pig Iron' Bob Menzies. From the other side of the cultural divide

'Pig Iron' Bob Menzies. From the other side of the cultural divide

Bob GosfordSep 25, 20163 Comments

It is interesting that Howard, only the second PM to lose an election along with his seat now clings to Menzies as if to wipe out that historic defeat. Growing up under Menzies was an enervating experience: no wonder so many urban Australians got out, from Patrick White to Richard Neville and beyond: Chips Mackinolty

Blacks in the back cunts in the front. New work by Therese Ritchie

Blacks in the back cunts in the front. New work by Therese Ritchie

Bob GosfordSep 25, 2016

Blacks in the back, cunts in the front and the response to it, is emblematic of how non-indigenous Australia embraces and yet looks away from aboriginal people at the same time. This ruptured thinking process is the stringy bond with our earlier task of occupying, claiming and settling Australia, in particular the ‘wilderness consciousness’ that in its day encouraged mate-ship, an easy going attitude, and above all, manners (you could not swear at the dinner table or in front of your mother) whilst allowing rape and killing to be seen as pragmatic.

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