Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

a[euro][approximately]Therapy' May Tickle the Funny Bone

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

a[euro][approximately]Therapy' May Tickle the Funny Bone

Article excerpt

THE aim of this column is not to inform, educate, or motivate you into becoming a slightly better person. Nor am I here to blow the lid off City Hall, expose Gladstone's seedy underbelly, or tell you who is on the take, on the make, or which accessories will be fashionable with cheap rubber thongs this year.

If that's what you are looking for, then boy, have you come to the wrong place!

The editors, who I'll refer to as a[approximately]they' from this point on, (handily providing me with another useful four letter word) had initially titled this column The Lighter Side, and I'm still unsure if this was a reference to how it should make you feel or a direct insult to me.

And having kindly provided me with some space in their paper, they are now watching on in horror as the monster they've created rampages towards the unsuspecting villagers.

The funny thing is, when I tell people I write a humorous column for the paper, their first reaction is to fold their arms and say, aYeah? …

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