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tom carroll cutting back

The kid has completely stuffed it, he's probably paddled out into the middle of a local comp that he wasn't invited to and decided to chuck a few heavy swathes.

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the modelling job

Then came the five page contracts, printed small, and usually tabled in some darkened nightclub. Later came the introductions to some older men. The owners. The fixers.

The predators.

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cliques, the bondi variety

These lads are known to meet from time to time around one of the tables of the Great Northern in Byron Bay with their part Filipina grandchildren squabbling around underfoot, and they mutter and grumble over their drinks about typhoons and squalls, and Catholic wives.

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occy cutting back

Look at how it's all wrong here - Occy has grabbed the rail, he's buried his arse and he's dipped his hand. He's also not looking where he's going and the next move is almost impossible to predict.

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no farewelling

a poem

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street fighting and falling over

Street fighting is basically an artless exercise but not one without a degree of creative culpability, shrill histrionics and very real and enduring pain, and there are several basic rules that should not be forgotten by the receiver.

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two fifties

About three months ago we hired him to fare the hull of some billionaire’s Maxi yacht, together with about twenty others, and with payday being Thursday it did not take long to see the damage he was doing to himself on Friday and Saturday.

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joel parkinson cutting back

we can commend the career pro boofhead (parko that is) for pulling off such a good move with a bare chest - doing it without a contest singlet - a step backward is a step forward if you know what we mean.

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outward bound, the initiation

Blackmud beach, winding goat tracks all wandering up to some unpainted timber shacks under the meagre shade of skinny-limbed eucalypts all monstered by the droning shrill of the world’s best cicada population.

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ed reid, remembered

Bill Tilman was a knuckled down kind of man with a gouged out architrave of a forehead that looked lined like an in-coming groundswell, he sucked a pipe that would have satisfied a room full of potheads and he washed as insincerely as does any Englishman in the tropics.

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mick fanning cutting back

His trail though shows his great professionalism in that it demonstrates how he has translated a quick forehand turn midway up the face into a powerful arc back - Big man, lots of weight, easy wave, slackarse photographer - He could have done better, the snapper that is.

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dane reynolds cutting back

We must forget the nonsense about this fellow and engage the shot, and it is not good.

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michael peterson cutting back

The rooster tail is a signature of his timing and unlike some of the chaps who indulge themselves these days - MP has no interest in what he has left behind him. (pic by alby falzon)
24 Sept 1952 - 29 March 2012

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andy irons cutting back

A fine example of the concentration of weight to that area of the body that is the least sensitive - the arse - a technique long used by the two australian nuggets TC and occy, both of them infamously big on the backside.

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matt archbold cutting back

Both of his arms are in the water, this could mean one of two things, or both - He wants to slow down or he's lost his balance.

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the variety club bus

Wherein sat young Jason Baldwin all packed up and alone in the backseat, strapped fast into an iron chair bolted solid into the steel chassis, sat there with his ten year-old head rested, twisted, and for every day of his short lived life jammed, no, pushed hard onto his right shoulder.

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swimming laps and watching waves

Thirty tankers stuck in a twenty-day queue, each crewed by about twenty Filipinos and Malays, some of them wholly addicted and fully prescribed to pornography and boredom, all of them living together in the festered and tubercular damp of old rusted cabins.

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aub laidlaw, bondi lawman

Aub Laidlaw also had a very big problem with women in small two-piece swimming costumes – so much so that he took to measuring them when he was unsure of their legality, being a measurable requirement of municipal morality ordained by the local council at the time,

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the roots of homophobia – 1

Two of the men ejaculated onto the ground, and they left their sterile squirm to wriggle and die in the heat of a summer sun.

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job interviews – the accountant

The recruitment agency's consultant is a distracting beauty wearing a short satin skirt and intimate perfume, her legs whisper at you every time she crosses her legs. She has an Arts degree, you do not - this fact is established very early in the interview,

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fast food – the mexican egg and chip roll

We were sitting around the table in the Rose Bay Hotel with Scoresby and a couple of hard faced Maoris watching the races and waiting on a feed of Singapore noodles, a specialty of Mr. Ngyuen, Charles.
Nice chap Charles, seasons his chips with garlic and chopped chives

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david rastovich cutting back

rastovich - wouldn't it be nice

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The pier astor byron bay

A collective drunkenness slowly took hold of the crowd as the night grew older and a group of local girls took a liking to the empty dance floor and all the eyes that surrounded it, beginning what became a stampede to rhythm as every man in the room rushed in to join them.

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maurice and his white lady

He would usually brew up his White Lady at dawn, mixing a fearsome combination of banana skins, half a pint of milk and a pint of methylated spirits; and we boys used to wonder at the tumultuous state of his mind after he had sucked back this poisonous brew; when the echo of his laughter rose above the roar of the surf.

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neville’s day

An attractive woman waiting in the air-conditioned luxury of a Mercedes 500SL for her husband to shower and change drew down her gold tipped cigarette in four long crackling pulls without taking her eyes off his back.

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