Saturday, 22 October 2016

Exploring Employment Opportunities in South Australia

My name is John Biedermeier and I am supervising the Adelaide parlour meant for you and your enlightenment today.  Please be seated for what I am about to announce.

Firstly, I wish to apologise in advance if anyone finds me boring.  I am not known as a public speaker.  My friends, and even my wife, will tell you that I am conventional, unimaginative and uncontroversial.  I always do my best to express myself honesty and simply.

All my friends are similar to myself.  We think of ourselves as quite dull really, but we do not mind that at all.  Our outward staidness and quiet approach to life provides us with the peaceful qualities essential for our sometimes traumatic work.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Future Access to this Parlour

There have been much speculation, in recent weeks, that access to this parlour is likely to become restricted quite soon.  There has been no confirmation of this, as yet, from the ethereal proprietor.

Villa Twaklinilkawt is already known to be under serious nuclear threat.  The vaults and cellars and other underground digital areas of the villa are currently being extended for peacefully defensive, civilian, scientific purposes.

We are here to supervise this parlour for the next few hours.  We have brought along our own scientific instruments with which to do so.  Several persons from the music room have also arrived with their own instruments.  What have you brought with you?

Monday, 10 October 2016

Enlightened Initiative

It is six o'clock in the morning here in Adelaide.  The most important information for the day is about to be displayed in this parlour.  Are you ready to receive it?

When you acquire the contents of this message, it is up to you what you do with the information.  If you have enlightened initiative, no-one will be required to advise you further.

But most people do not have enlightened initiative.  They try to do what they believe is expected of them.  They also try to anticipate what might be expected of them later.  They mainly want to be liked.  They do not want to cause trouble. Yet the fear of causing trouble prevents them from making the world a better place.

Friday, 7 October 2016

The Diplomatic Tour

Greetings, dear visitor

Are you here for the diplomatic tour?

My name is Charlotte and I am the most senior ethereal tour guide herein Villa Twaklinilkawt.

You may have noticed a small annex, which has quite frequently been open for diplomatic purposes here over recent years.

There could even be a few additional experts on diplomacy in the annex at present though, for much of the time over recent months, that location has mainly been staffed by reasonably reliable automatons. 

If I am not able to assist you today, the experts and automatons may or may not be available to answer your most interesting, diplomatic questions.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Why Most Meetings are a Form of Laziness

This virtual parlour is the best place in which to have a meeting.  It is an environment in which elegance and relevance are intertwined in a time-efficient and cost-effective manner.

My name is Socrates and I am the supervisor here today.  I do my best to supply wisdom for the future of Adelaide, or for any other location for that matter.

I have something of a reputation for sitting around all day, asking questions and causing trouble.  What do you usually do with your waking hours?  Do you waste most of the time in meetings?

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Journalism, Privacy, Family History and the Good Reporting of News

There have been many public discussions introduced here in the Adelaide parlour meant for you and your enlightenment over recent days, mainly because there is much to do and very little time.  Although the next South Australian state election is not likely to occur until March 2018, there is much corruption, incompetence, obfuscation and obscurantism to clear up in the meantime.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Offering Hospitality Economically

Do you have an artistic soul?  If so, does it work best before or after a good breakfast?

There are many questions for everyone to reflect upon here in the parlour today, as usual.  Why else would you be here except to enlighten yourself about your own opinions?

You may be here mainly for the hospitality, however.  I am always suspicious of anyone overly excited by offers of free food and drink.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Whenever Appropriate

My name is Caroline Ponsonby. I am a Cavendish by birth, as you can probably tell.  Have you ever been introduced to my father?

You may have noticed that I am wearing a Venetian costume.  I prefer to do so whenever appropriate.

I am not at all sure where the parlour maid may be at present.  Have you met Malcolmia?

In other households, parlour maids are referred to by their surname only, though the proprietor of Villa Twaklinilkawt insists on as much egalitarianism here as she thinks possible.  I consider that to be rather revolutionary.  It is why I still prefer to call the parlour maid Turnip.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

An Aussie Grand Finale

My name is Cesare the Renderer and I am supervising this virtual parlour for the next few hours.  I usually work in the building trade, as you may have gathered.

Were you here with Pamina earlier?

I am a first generation Italian Australian, as you can probably tell.  Come stai e cosa sei?  How are you and what are you?

It is quite a casual day here today, everyone has arrived for an Aussie grand finale.

For Anyone Seeking Clues

Good morning, dear enlightened beings.

Guten Morgen, Liebes erleuchtete Wesen.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Beyond the Bubbles

Good evening to everyone in Adelaide and the world, at least if you are able to join us.  We have already received apologies from persons delayed, a large number of whom have made lame excuses such as sandbagging their houses in preparation for a likely deluge.  Oh well, we will just have to start without them.

Future Problems to be Solved Without Complications

How do you prepare for future problems without being cynical?

When is it appropriate to prepare for the future with philosophical cynicism?