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About Michael

English born blogger who can never have enough strong flat whites.  Writes rambly opinion pieces, coupled with whimsy 'no-opinion' pieces, laced with the odd scribe on the rich and fascinating well of human behaviour. Has never fallen asleep on a couch.

A master of the craft.

Why I love John Updike

Discover why blogger Michael Sampson is so enamoured with John Updike, the master of putting suburbia under the microscope.

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5 months ago
(Entertainment & Culture)
Twenty years since Diana's death and Paul Burrell is still milking it for what it is worth.

Why Paul Burrell tops my national cringe list

 

Paul Burrell is like that one person who, years ago at school, shared a packet of chips with someone who went on to be very...

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5 months ago
(Entertainment & Culture)

Greeting cards a lesson in mantelpiece mediocrity

I find it astonishing that people buy cards with written messages in them. Are human beings really generic?

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10 months ago
(Love & Relationships)
Jon Henrik's powerful Sami folk music transcends cultural divides.

A softly spoken magician

 

Meet the shepherd who got me out of my cyber trance.

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10 months ago
(Entertainment & Culture)
What on earth was Westfield thinking? Picture: Michael Sampson.

Westfield public urinal TVs are taking the p***!

I’m not sure what items and temptations were on offer, as focusing was tricky while shaking my head in disbelief.

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12 months ago
(Entertainment & Culture)
Send us your new takes on familiar Australian suburbs.

The sound of the suburbs

WA blogger Michael Sampson gives new, lighthearted definitions to some familiar old suburbs. Why not send in yours, too?

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About 1 year ago
(Pastimes)
The saddest thing I saw this year.

The saddest thing I saw in 2016

Somebody had discovered the bag and rifled through the owner’s entire possessions, scattering them in a frenzied quest for loot.

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About 1 year ago
(Kindness)
The appeal of the TV sporting event is deep-seated.

Why men go catatonic in front of TV sport

The game can light us up like Manhattan and put our incessant mind chatter to bed.

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About 1 year ago
(Sport & Leisure)
Am I the weirdo? I like to enjoy a movie once and once only.

I like to watch, but don’t make me re-watch

I'm obviously a weirdo, since I only like to see a movie once.

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About 1 year ago
(Entertainment & Culture)
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The moment an unidentified man is knocked out cold from behind, right outside our office on William St.

WA Govt, City of Perth ignore inner-city piggery

A coward-punch attack and a...

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Top Indonesian chef Chandra Yudasswara will be cooking up a secret storm for Taste Great Southern.

Celebrity chef set for a Secret Affair in Great Southern

Take one of Indonesia's top...

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If you look after your digestive health, life will be much sweeter for you and yours.

A happy gut equals a happy life

Nobody wants gut-health...

(Epicure) 6 days ago
Spend time with your friends!.

10 powerful tips for self-investment

When we prioritise...

(Health & Beauty) 6 days ago
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