Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Golden Opportunties

My name is Jason zu Innsbruck.  I am from Austria.  I was here with my eldest grandson though he has now gone back to his job in Austria.  He could only be here for a short holiday. 

I intend to stay for another month or so.  As you may have noticed, I speak fluent English.  My mother was Scottish.

The reason I am in Australia has to do with my family history and several injustices.  There are several legal matters I am investigating.  I did not want to mention very much about them to my grandson though I needed his skills as a cultural historian for the research I am doing.  He is sensitive and tends to worry about me.  His name is Jason too.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Eclectic or Eccentric?

Hello everyone. My name is Monsieur Liotard but you can call me Jean-Étienne if you wish.  As you may have noticed, I am not wearing a leotard. Please do not mistake me for Jules Léotard or Jean-François Lyotard.

Although some people believe me to be eccentric, I am sure I am really more likely to be eclectic.  I shall allow you to make up your own mind on the subject.

I consider myself to have a suitably stylish manner, as do other enlightened beings.  You may, of course, prefer to consider me to be a genius, at least if that is your informed opinion of my talents.

Do you usually have a suitably stylish manner?

Thursday, 22 September 2016

From Editorial History to Editorial Future

If you believe that everyone should be given an equal chance to make the world a better place than it would be without them, how does that belief express itself in practice?

How are you making the world a much better place than it would be without you?

The two questions above form the basis of the continuing search for a new, preferably relatively permanent editor-in-chief for Adelaide (Adagia) Reports.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Creative and Cultural Industries

Do you work in one or more of the so-called creative industries?

If so, what do you actually do?

Are you involved in the creation of art, deliberately or by accident?

Monday, 19 September 2016

Exclusive Rights

There are many exclusive rights associated with Villa Twaklinilkawt, with or without the assistance of suitably trained interns.

Supervisors are on hand to prevent all sorts of infringements.

There are many important matters to reflect upon today, as usual.  Please remember that you do not have an exclusive right to be here.

You have a duty to make the world a better place than it would be without you and that is why you have been offered a seat, here in the parlour on this occasion.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

What is Australia?

My name is Jaques Grumpole.  I am supervising this parlour today.  We have many important decisions to make.  There is no time to lose on distractions.

As you may have noticed, I am something of a pessimist.  My mood may temporarily lift when I distract myself and/or take particular, prescribed medications, but I am a reasonable and realistic person, most of the time.  That is why I am something of a pessimist.

I like to consider myself to be well-informed. Especially concerning to me, at present, is the fact that geological fault lines run through Adelaide, potentially having a catastrophic effect on infrastructure, including the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and the Women's and Children's Hospital.  Should Adelaideans be as worried as I am myself?

Friday, 16 September 2016

Privacy Concerns Continue in Australia

In the 21st century, any piece of personal information can be valuable to persons involved in criminal networks.  The information can be found online or in conversations.

How do you form and inform your opinions and make decisions?

What do you value, and why?

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Have We Met Before?

Hello.  My name is Heidi.  Have we met before?

I have just popped in here for a cup of tea for a few moments.

Over the past couple of hours, I have been helping my niece, Felicity, over in the Adelaidezone news observatory.  Apart from watching the weather and the local economy, I have not had very much to do there.

Later, I will probably continue with my political research in the Adelaide (Adagia) investigative unit.  I will probably also do a little research in the Adelaide (Adagia) archives.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Time Will Tell

It may only be a matter of time before you, dear visitor, learn how to impress the other guests here in the parlour meant for you.

Many guests here are true hardworking Australians.  They believe their jobs involve ensuring and enhancing quality of life.

Most guests arrive here on our broadband wagon.  They are particularly keen to keep informed about amalgamations and collaborations as efficiently as possible.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

From Donation to Do-Nation

As the climatological seasons change unpredictably, the political weather continues to be muddy and smelly.  It is enough to make anyone want to lounge about doing nothing in particular.

Some people choose to lounge about on a bed or a sofa or a rug on the floor.  Others prefer a beach or a lawn or a park bench.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Waltzing with Matilda

Was the swagman really jolly
Or was his life no more than folly?
A billabong is just a stagnant pool.
To boil a billy there, the act of a fool.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Seeking Enlightened Leadership

Good morning everyone and welcome to this very special briefing.

I am the deputy chairperson of the Enlightened Democracy Committee of the Australian Political Reform Club and my name is Reality.

Thank you Prosperia, Hero, Noah and Anne for providing assistance in preparation for this event.

I wish to start by reminding everyone that enlightened democracy always begins with quality journalism.  Such journalism informs and unifies compassionate, intelligent members of the public, helping them to acknowledge and uphold the shared values of an enlightened society.