Author Archives: the pigman

Takapuna beach, 10 january 2017

A glass and steel monstrosity is reclad apace The buzzsaw’s steady drone provides a backing track to the buzzing of the drones in backyards Less well-attended black glass mirror windows have been sullied by the sea. Inside I fear neighbourly … Continue reading

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On being lonely, sad and, worst of all, irrelevant.

  I am lonely, sad and, worst of all, irrelevant. I am marooned in a nocturnal world of precarious employ and tumbling towards middle age. But the people I wanted to become the writers, dilettantes, the “creatives” they’re still out … Continue reading

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I watch the Wookie

I’ve got a train to catch, because I’ve got to get to work, but first we need to talk about the Chewbacca mask: it’s the hottest viral video of the week. It’s supposed to be so life-affirming and it allows … Continue reading

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Hot tears of shame

Hot tears of shame. The verb they use is “trickle” to describe these rivulets coursing down faces. But really it should be “tickle” because that is what it feels like. Begging for your laughter, a sympathetic pet that cocks its … Continue reading

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Anzac Day Howl (2015)

As my nation turns to revere the ghosts of its war dead (remember its somehow OK when we do it at Gallipoli, never, for them, at Yasukuni), my thoughts move to the perversion of our Prime Minister deploying troops in … Continue reading

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Fire on Self-Loathing (Apologies to Air on G)

Empty vessel Fill the glass In the corner On your arse Have a kid Fill the glass Glass half empty Glass half full Empty fool More’s the kid Fill him up With parts of you Kid keeps bucking Fill the … Continue reading

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