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All Men Are Liars

Confessions of a bully

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Sam de Brito Like Alec Meikle, I was bullied. Then I joined the mob and became one of them.

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Save the humans

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Sam de Brito Greenies have their pitch wrong: forget saving the planet, save yourself.

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New age nonsense

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Sam de Brito Australians should put their faith in science, not superstitions like astrology and homeopathy.

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Magnificent

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Sam de Brito A few months ago I was asked to write about what I would consider to be the "perfect date" and after at least ten or 20 minutes reflection, I realised it would be one that ended in sex ...

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Best sellers

Female writers tap a rich vein

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Prolific writer James Patterson is by far the world's highest earning author but a trio of women are gaining ground as Forbes richest.

Noble lies

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Sam de Brito Didn't the Olympics dismantle one of our favourite national myths - that our "selfless" athletes "do it for Australia"?

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A moment

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Sam de Brito Australians are abusing prescription drugs and alcohol at "alarming rates". Well, derr ...

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The Game of de-Throning a PM

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Sam de Brito Malcolm Turnbull for PM: still a fantasy, or slightly more likely this week?

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Lion-hearted hypocrites

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Sam de Brito When does expat parochialism become obnoxiousness? This Saturday night, probably.

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Blockheads

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Sam de Brito "I think I'm gonna spew," said Brad Cranfield, winner of The Block, which is certainly how this viewer felt watching the Channel Nine renovation show ...

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Endless circles

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Sam de Brito I've been getting my nerdy pants on lately, reading a bunch of fantasy fiction because ... damn, where's my Bluetooth earpiece ... it's just cool ...

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Long hot summer

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Sam de Brito So here we are again, the sixth time All Men Are Liars has bid you a Merry Christmas, happy holidays, a super summer ... whence I commence my January prayer that I'll have a job come the new year ...

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Naked ambition

Naked ambition: the business of pleasure

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They're a feted society couple, who just happen to be purveyors of porn. So how do Malcolm Day and his wife, Bree Maddox, mix respectability with raunch?

Your sigil

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Sam de Brito If any of you are bored enough to follow me on Twitter, you'll know I'm a massive fan of the HBO TV series Game of Thrones which is as politically realistic as The West Wing but with swords, armour...

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Super wheels

Tricked-out Batmobile was really a Ford

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Jason H Harper At almost 20-feet long, the original Batmobile was designed and built in just three weeks, based on a Ford concept car called the Lincoln Futura.

Barbie's bloke

Ken given the 'Bieber' treatment

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He is nearly 50, but today's Ken is video-game chic, with a slender torso and hair that has been Biebered.

Treasures of pain

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Sam de Brito I've been reading what I think is the seventh book of Glen Cook's Chronicles of the Black Company - a truly bizarre, sometimes unintelligably complex fantasy series, because I've been weirdly...

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Speaking your brain

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Sam de Brito The obituary praised the young man's honesty, his work ethic, his easy smile and ability to "speak his mind" - even when it got him into trouble ...

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Roughing the suspect

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Sam de Brito I'm a wanker from waaaay back. I'm sure that comes as no surprise to many of you - I mean look at my headshot - but once you've finished patting yourselves on the back for spotting the obvious, let's...

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Publicity trumps probity

(FILES) British artist Damien Hirst poses for photographs in front of his work entitled 'The Incredible Jouney' during a photocall at Sotheby's art gallery and auction house in central London, on September 8, 2008. Hirst entered the record books Monday September 15, 2008, after an unprecedented auction of his works raised 70.5 million pounds (89 million euros, 127 million dollars) with more than 160 lots still to be sold. Sotheby's auction house in London said that after 56 of the total 223 lots were sold M

John McDonald Damien Hirst's recent auction was just high-end commodity trading.