“A mile wide and an inch deep.”

Drawing Hands. M C Esher


A stuffed gorilla


SR71 Blackbird (Popular Mechanics)


“The longest journey is the journey within”

Dag Hammarskjöld

Austin Chan ‘It’s a Sign!’


Plumbers Nightmare. Photo — Liam Briese



This blog is a lament for the loss of skills that should be second nature to all of us. It’s all due to the Law of Unintended Consequences

Most of us have to watch a TV weather forecast to find out which way the wind will blow tomorrow and whether it will be wet.


Why the world is for the quick and the clever.

Regulations are for the stupid.” — General Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord


Jesters in the courts of kings were masters. By roasting sacred cows, cartoonists and stand-up comics offer a healthy antidote to leaders who take themelves or their institutions too seriously.

Mike Hutcheson

Mike’s an Adjunct Professor at AUT. He’s written four books, and is a regular TV guest and commentator. He has a Master of Philosophy degree (1st Class Honours)

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