A Couple of Extra Verses: 2017

I argued for a plebiscite

We bickered to and fro

I played the man, ignored the ball

by post I voted No

And when I went to parliament

I shouted once again

“We’ll all be rooned come Christmastime”

I Am Australian


I am Katter kicking crocodiles

But letting blossoms bloom

I’m Broad amending motions

Just to keep it in the room

I am one of thirty eight percent

I lost the vote and ran

I’m Abbott In Absentia

I Am Australian


Edit for context: See ‘I Am Australian


The Goddamn ‘Suits’ Drinking Game

Grab your favourite beverage; this is the official Suits Goddamn Drinking Game for viewers at Château Bonwâg.

When Someone Says This…

  1. “Goddamn.” – one shot
    • Bonus shot if it’s weirdly awkward e.g. “You can goddamn pay for this coffee.”
  2. “What are you doing here?” – one shot
  3. “You have my word… / I promise you…” – one shot
  4. “What is this?” – one shot
  5. “If anyone asks…” – one shot
  6. “This conversation is over.” – two shots
  7. “Is that a threat?” – two shots
  8. “It didn’t come from me.” – two shots
  9. “Now, if you’ll excuse me…” – two shots
  10. “Sh*t the bed.” – two shots
  11. “You’re going to want to hear what I have to say.” – three shots

When This Happens…

  1. The first word of the scene is a character’s name – one shot
  2. A character hands someone a folder without explaining what is in it – one shot
  3. An elevator closes on someone – one shot
  4. Someone buttons or unbuttons their suit – one shot
  5. A judge allows a clear case of contempt in their courtroom, after pointing it out and warning against it – two shots
  6. Two characters meet on a rooftop with a CGI background – three shots
  7. The third time someone uses a movie reference in the same episode – three shots
  8. It’s raining in NYC – have a coffee (this never happens)



Updated to replace Malta. I thought they might have squeaked in…


Eurovision 2017 – My Predictions


This Internet Thing Might Be Catching On

Apparently, 10 years and 1 week ago today, my first Facebook post was “taking a break @ home”.

Still using both. (First tweet was 10 years and 2 weeks ago : https://twitter.com/bonwag/status/8121611)

Many services have come and gone (MySpace deserved to die, Google Wave didn’t ) and these two have become something very different from what they were, but I think this internet fad might stick around for a while longer.


Perth Fires 2017

Unfortunately, it’s that time of year again – to post a list of useful online resources to use if you’re concerned about bushfires in Perth.



Happy Birthday Bonwag

Here it is, the yearly post celebrating the 22nd anniversary of the first post on Bonwag! As always, it’s been superseded by Facebook (and Day One – a personal diary) in recent times, so has been lightly tended, but one day, Facebook will die, taking my posting history with it, and Bonwag will still stand!

Here’s to having survived another year.


Pray for Google’s Soul

From a recent Google Images search:

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Eurovision Votes 2016

Looks like another in-depth analysis of Eurovision voting is in order. Stay tuned until after the spoiler period has passed in Western Australia…


My Final Eurovision Prediction

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