Wry & Dry


Last words...

And W&D has couple with which to start 2017..

"I've always thought [George W] Bush was a leader who didn't like to think, and Obama a thinker who didn't like to lead"

- Ian Bremmer, president of political risk company Eurasia Group, on being asked to assess Obama's legacy.

W&D would have thought that ability to lead was an important characteristic of the President of the Yoo-Ess-Ay.


"Our prostitutes are the best in the world, but I doubt Donald Trump would fall for them"

- Tsar Vlad, on the mysterious dossier that was leaked to the media and that contained lurid allegations about the now President of the US.

First Samuel client events calendar



Charity Event

Eat Street

This is Melbourne's most amazing 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' - above - 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

Shogo Takeda, 24, said he desperately needed a job at the elevator maintenance company in Yokohama at which he was interviewing (with the president) on November 10th.

But somehow could not resist taking the president's wallet from a bag when the president briefly left the room.  Takeda had dropped off his resume beforehand and thus was quickly apprehended.

(Japan Times)

He didn't get the job.

Wait, you mean this is illegal?

A substitute teacher at Sandhills Middle School in Gaston, South Carolina, was charged with cruelty to children in December after she, exasperated, taped two kids to their desk chairs for misbehaving. 

(The State)

The passing parade

In November, an arranged custody swap of a child, from one grandmother to another in a Walmart parking lot near Dallas, Texas, ended when both ladies pulled guns and started firing.

One granny was hit in the neck and the other arrested after she also fired at an off-duty officer trying to calm things down.

(KDFW-TV, Dallas Fort Worth)


Have a wry and dry weekend