Chelsea Hughes Articles by: Chelsea Hughes

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Jamaine Ross in Jamaine Says Funny Things

Comedy fest review: Jamaine Ross in Jamaine Says Funny Things

I walk down the stairs into the Cavern Club to see Jamaine Ross’s show and he immediately greets me with a friendly handshake, a warm smile and a jovial ‘hello’.

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Humour, Rights

Comedy fest review: Hairy Soul Man

Comedy fest review: Hairy Soul Man

Kai Smythe, a Melbourne-based musician, comedian and performer is Hairy Soul Man, a peacock of a performer full of swagger and confidence.

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Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Urzila Carlson in Poise Control

Comedy fest review: Urzila Carlson in Poise Control

I turn up to San Fran to see Urzila Carlson about two minutes before the show starts, and the venue is packed.

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Humour

Bring it Back: Finger Pointing

Bring it Back: Finger Pointing

My momma always told me it was rude to point my finger, so in a very rare moment of obedience, I obliged. It wasn’t always easy not pointing at things.

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Humour

The Power of Parenting

The Power of Parenting

I’m the mother of a three year-old child. As each day passes, she grows more and more independent.

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Humour, International

Bring it back: Interesting tourists

Bring it back: Interesting tourists

New Zealand’s tourist department used to attract all kinds of people to our shores.

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Humour

Bring it back: Floralazzling

Bring it back: Floralazzling

Flowers are delightful. Wouldn’t you agree? They come in different kinds and colours or whatever. They’re splendid.

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Reviews

Maple Unchicken 'n' Nonribs. The sophistication of this photograph is greatly compromised by the appearance of baby wipes in the background.

Maple UnChicken ‘n’ NonRibs

As you know, my esteemed Ruminator colleague, Kim, recently reviewed Nigella Lawson’s Maple Chicken ‘n’ Ribs recipe. She gave the dish flavourable reviews (see what I did there?), so I thought I’d give it a shot.

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Humour

Bring it Back: Ponies

Bring it Back: Ponies

Nobody takes ponies seriously anymore. Not even you. I saw you chuckle just then.

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General, Humour, Tech

I for one welcome our new robot overlords

Bring it back: Technology

I was born in 1979, during the decline of technology. I’m not saying today’s technology is dead, but it bores me to tears.

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Humour, Politics

Bring it back: Labour Party

Bring it back: Labour Party

Boy. Things are getting serious. As an American living in Australia, I feel arrogant enough to tell you the NZ Labour Party is over. Finito. Long gone are the Frasers and Kirks and Clarks.

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Humour

Bring it back: Creative moustachery

Bring it back: Creative moustachery

I hate facial hair on guys. Hitler moustaches however, can be sexy, depending on the context*.

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Humour

Bring It Back: Sexy

Bring It Back: Sexy

Sexy is dead. It died sometime in the 1980s after the rise of giant shoulder pads, Kenny Rogers and corporate America.

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Humour

Bring It Back: Useful Dogs

Bring It Back: Useful Dogs

Dogs is an anagram of gods. This is no coincidence. Dogs ARE gods. Well, at least they were, until around the 1960s when they started becoming as lazy and useless as their human owners.

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Humour, International

Bring it back: Queues

Bring it back: Queues

I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know. Queues suck. Can you really think of anything worse than standing behind another person who’s standing behind another person?

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Feminism, Humour

Bring it back: Daphne Lingerie

Bring it back: Daphne Lingerie

Victoria’s Secret dominates the lingerie market.  They’re a multi-cajillion dollar business that, as far as I can tell, targets its ads primarily at the eyeballs and regular balls of pubescent and post-pubescent men.

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Humour

Bring it back: Ghost Nannies

Bring it back: Ghost Nannies

Yeesh, things certainly have become rather serious on The Ruminator.  Other writers have been talking about racism, sexism, anxiety disorders, and techno-annoyance (of this and this).  It’s enough to cramp your furrowed brows.

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Humour

Bring it back: The Great Egg Obsession

Bring it back: The Great Egg Obsession

I love eggs so much.  I guess you could call me an eggthusiast.

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