9 May

Big aaaaarrp out to Mozart and Coltrane fan Andy Cap from Bondi Sydney for these photos of ibis. Get a bent beak up ya Andy.
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Tribute to John Clarke… Drier than an ibis in a drought

10 Apr

John Clarke 2Sadly I admit my love of John Dawe’s comedy up until I heard about his death this morning has been random.

I couldn’t even say which channel I’ve seen him on. But the odd occasion that I chanced upon his brief appearances on TV I stopped there and laughed a lot.

I remember his dry wit and not-even-attempts at impersonations of drongos from today’s news, events and issues.

He was an inspiration to Mozart and Coltrane’s political satire, though I’m not sure that he would be proud to hear that.

He broke down the barrier between the arts and journalism, as he says John Lennon did in that song “I heard the news today oh boy…”

Here him talk about what made him creative and watch some Clarke and Dawe on TV – I mean Youtube.

Vale John Clarke – died of natural causes hiking in the Grampians too young.


M&C comic for Getamungstit mag ‘identity’ edition

8 Apr




3 Apr



Friendship is like a bin

15 Mar



Annual General Meeting of the Ibis Bird Council to discuss anti-ibis sentiment in the community

10 Feb




Australian White Ibis using its beak on the oyster flats

2 Feb

Son of Ibis and the hipsters at the Burleigh Single Fin from Psalm 69 of the Ibis Bible of Waste Recycling

13 Jan

20170107_055621-2The hipsters of Burleigh sat on the hill

Imbibing the bread and wine of God

As Parko won the single fin contest.

The rabble of heathen hipsters cheered the locals.

The son of ibis walked onto the hill

Decrying (Aaaarping) the money lenders in the temple where the tinnies were sold

He overturned the tables searching for scraps in the temple of God

The son of ibis stood on an esky and shouted out that the hipsters were worshipping a false god,

Even if they had very appropriate beards

“You will spend eternity with everlasting sunburn and your waxed mustaches shall explode in flames and tickle your nostrils along with the bubbles of boutique beers.”

20170109_175151-2Then clouds parted and the sun shone on the Twin Towers of the Babel of Ibis

20170107_055514-2The Son of Ibis said “Behold”

And the hipsters on the hill and ibis stalking for scraps among the hipsters, eskies, blankets and buns beheld the vision of the bins.

The bounty of the blessed bins shone with the light of God.

The ibis repented and kneeled before the bins of the lord

And it was good.


Giant Ibis is Cambodia’s national bird

5 Jan

Giant Ibis went off the map for 50 years until the Wildlife Conservation Society rediscovered them in Cambodia in 1993.

WCS website says – The Critically Endangered giant ibis is the largest ibis in the world, twice the size of the second largest ibis species. This avian mega-faunal relict requires huge tracts of intact lowland deciduous forest. It is shy by nature, feeding in secluded forest pools far from villages. Unlike the other large waterbirds of Cambodia’s Northern Plains, the giant ibis breeds in the wet season, when it feeds on giant earthworms, eels, and frogs. It once ranged over much of mainland Southeast Asia, but the clearance of forest habitat for agriculture has restricted it to just northern and eastern Cambodia.

WCS is working with the Cambodian government and local communities to protect the ibis and have come up with ibis rice to feed it.6mpi04uvdv_giant_ibis_eb_card



Ibis Xmas Gastro

27 Dec