A conversation with Bluey PupPup

Part of the Conversations Series, with Shirley Higgins-Croft Sir Bluey PupPup (above left) is a dog that wears many collars. He is best known as the North Queensland Cowboys mascot, but his responsibilities extend far beyond faffing around the sideline. He is a critical part of the finely-tuned machine that has dominated the Queensland RugbyContinue reading “A conversation with Bluey PupPup”

Gilmore plan: Jihadists to camp at Tinaroo

By Murray Murchison Following crushing defeats in Iraq and Syria, global jihadists are casting their eyes south in search of a new base. ‘Big’ Tom Gilmore, mayor of Mareeba, has announced an ambitious plan to bring the group to the Tablelands which, he says, will occasion an economic boom for the region. “It would beContinue reading “Gilmore plan: Jihadists to camp at Tinaroo”

January 2018 Classifieds

Looking For Love Diminutive Cowboys tragic looking for cutish Broncos babe for walks in the moonlight, angry sex and Hunt knock-on recreations. @cowrider Wanted Wanted: Superstar Cafe branded milkshake tin. Must not have been used for potplants or cricket box. Name your price. @anwarsmith For Sale For sale: wooden easel. Nearly new, but slightly paintContinue reading “January 2018 Classifieds”

Jensen honoured on Hero’s Walk

By Destiny Givens Diminutive Cowboys utility, Corey Jensen has been honoured with a station on the Strand Active Heroes Walk. Jensen has previously struggled to separate himself from other low-profile players with similar names, such as Shaun Fensom, Marcus Jenson, and Shaun Hudson. Many literacy-challenged Cowboys fans, unable to distinguish between these players, have takenContinue reading “Jensen honoured on Hero’s Walk”

Cowboys revise official nickname list

By Destiny Givens In response to the Cowboy’s unexpected and spectacular progress to this years NRL Grand Final, the Cowboys organisation have released a revised official nicknames list. Fans are encouraged to make use of officially sanctioned nicknames in their social media posts. Chef de Mission at 1300 Smiles Stadium, Bob Bliss, explained to theContinue reading “Cowboys revise official nickname list”

Trinity Beach is brown

By Murray Murchison From the top of Earl Hill to the tip of Taylor’s point, the trees, leaves and nature-strips of normally verdant Trinity Beach are looking brown indeed. “Yep, she’s pretty fuckin’ brown,” opined local resident, Neville Fitzhardinge of Cayley Court. “Hasn’t been this brown since this time last year. But the wet isContinue reading “Trinity Beach is brown”

An afternoon with Ethan Lowe

Part of the Conversations Series, with Shirley Higgins-Croft Ethan Lowe is the much-loved and often under-rated Cowboys back-rower with a heart of gold and a skin full of tatts. He kindly allowed me to spend a couple of hours with him at Cowboys House and the results were surprising, and quite revealing. SHC: Ethan, thanksContinue reading “An afternoon with Ethan Lowe”

A conversation with Lisbeth Trickett

Part of the Conversations Series, with Shirley Higgins-Croft Dame Lisbeth Trickett is the popular Minister for Defence and Animal Affairs. She was kind enough to spend an afternoon with me at Lunico’s Restaurant at Trinity Beach. SHC: Dame Trickett, thanks for agreeing to talk. Let’s start with the hot-button issue. Where do you stand onContinue reading “A conversation with Lisbeth Trickett”

One-armed JT smashes Blues’ dreams, Kevvie tactics inscrutable

By Destiny Givens The Queensland Maroons prevailed 18-16 last night in Sydney to square up the 2017 Origin series. The decider will be played in three weeks in Brisbane. Jonathan Thurston (above), who was playing at some disadvantage due to the precautionary removal of his left arm at half time, was able to pot theContinue reading “One-armed JT smashes Blues’ dreams, Kevvie tactics inscrutable”

Dengue scare at Cowboys

By Destiny Givens A dengue fever scare has ripped through Cowboys headquarters, with pundits suggesting that the illness might be to blame for the disappointing loss this week against the druggish Sharks. Matt Scott, who is on long-service leave this season, has recently returned from a visit to Mexico for cosmetic surgery. Since his return.Continue reading “Dengue scare at Cowboys”