Wry & Dry


Last words...

"The ABC is a spittoon's worth of perverse people willing the wretched to fail."

- Noel Pearson, Aboriginal leader, at the book launch of Troy Bramston's biography of former PM Paul Keating.

And that is the not least he said about the ABC.

First Samuel client events calendar



Charity Event

Eat Street

This is the annual food and wine fest.  All the proceeds of the event go to a charity.

Sofitel, Collins Street.

Invitations upcoming.


Art Series

NGV Winter Exhibition - First Samuel Private Viewing

NGV Van Gogh 2Van Gogh and the Seasons

This will be a cocktail party followed by a private viewing.  Strictly clients only. 

(We are not sure if Van Gogh's 'Self Portrait' will be exhibited)

NGV, St Kilda Road.

Invitations upcoming.


Education Series

Annual Forum

This is our annual 'food for the brain' event.  Guest speaker to be confirmed.

Leonda, Hawthorn

Invitations upcoming.

Some lightly salted absurdities from all over...

At the extreme left-hand of the bell curve

Jacob Roemer, 20, was arrested in Negaunee Township, Michigan, after a brief chase on October 29th following an attempted home invasion.  The resident had confronted him, chasing Roemer into the woods, where a State Police dog eventually found him lying on the ground unconscious and bloody.

Roemer had, in the darkness, run into a tree and knocking himself out.

(Marquette Mining Journal)

Well of course!

Motorist Luke Campbell, 28, was arrested near Minneapolis in September and charged with firing his gun at several passing cars, wounding one man (a bus passenger).

He explained to police that shooting at other vehicles "relieves stress."

(Star Tribune - Minneapolis)

The bus passenger was hit in the chest and was lucky to live.  Campbell has form, including convictions for drug possession and first-degree robbery. He was sentenced to 6 years for this incident.  

W&D wonders how he had possession of a firearm.  Oops. Of course, he has a right to bear arms.

Delivery charges

Paula D'Amore claimed she deserved a discount from the $7,400 "delivery room" charge for the April birth of her daughter at Boca Raton, Florida, Regional Hospital.

The reason: the baby was actually "born" in the backseat of her car in the hospital's parking lot.

(WPTV - West Palm Beach)

See also page one article on bank fees.


Have a wry and dry weekend