The Return of the King… or, a dog to vomit.

johnboy 13 July 2008 74

Greetings one and all with the news that I am once again a Canberran. My Yowie plates are affixed and my radio is tuned to local frequencies.

RiotACT is going to have a go at having a paid full time editor and the team were nice enough to offer me the job.

For those of you who are new to the site, and haven’t met me before, my name is John Griffiths and I ran RiotACT in my spare time from November 2000 to May 2007.

I’ve been living for the last year in Gerroa, a town of about 300 people overlooking Seven Mile Beach and working a variety of journalism and PR gigs. But you can’t run the Riot by remote control so here I am again.

I’m very keen to get submissions from people looking to write regular features and really want to get any interesting/funny photographs of things you might bump into out and about. Email them to john@the-riotact.com . Or join the RiotACT facebook group (in the Australia network) to say hello.

Other than that if you like the site with the amenity of a full time editor then I suggest you get recommending us to potential advertisers. That or make use of the “donate” button on the right hand side of the page (down a bit).

That’s all for now, there will be some minor changes over the coming weeks but we can address them as we go. The plan is to have more original writing and reporting, and a bit more polish, without disrupting any of you too much.

I’d say it’s nice to be back, but that’s freaking SNOW on them hills. Brrrrrrrr.


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74 Responses to The Return of the King… or, a dog to vomit.
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Bassman Bassman 5:30 pm 20 Jul 08

JB, has returned!! That’s enough to make me post for the first time in months!!

So glad to hear that you’re back mate. Should brighten things up here no end.

johnboy johnboy 12:56 pm 20 Jul 08

OK, Ant, that’s taking things too far.

I know I’m stepping into the middle of things that have been running a while but we’re going to stop the personal attacks.

Final warning.

ant ant 12:53 pm 20 Jul 08

I have never posted on Riotact under any other name than the one I am using.

Shows that slinging some mud sure works with the feeble-minded, however.

So, Maelinar, when did you stop beating your wife?

Mælinar Mælinar 11:21 am 20 Jul 08

I’m not sure I understand your statement farq.

ant ant 9:18 am 20 Jul 08

What do you mean, Maelinar?

Mælinar Mælinar 12:21 am 18 Jul 08

I predict a flurry of new posting names, the posters unaccountably having a deep knowledge of riotact posters and mysterious sets against some of them… – a committment to sticking to the one name by the biggest transgressor in the wind ?

ant ant 11:49 pm 17 Jul 08

Growling Ferret said :

Is JB also Angela Shanahan?

Jeepers, I hope not. Did you see her on Q and A tonight? What a weird, inarticulate loony. Marr had her for breakfast. She was such a waste of airtime.

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 4:06 pm 16 Jul 08

Jb’s back and Ralph is back – who would have thought 😉

Is JB also Angela Shanahan?

ant ant 9:12 pm 15 Jul 08

I predict a flurry of new posting names, the posters unaccountably having a deep knowledge of riotact posters and mysterious sets against some of them…

Agitator, I always wondered what came after “Veteran”.

caf caf 9:45 am 15 Jul 08

Welcome back – and I, at least, appreciated the PJK reference.

ant ant 11:18 pm 14 Jul 08

Well. I haven’t tried their espresso BUT Melita (next to the Tourist) does really good flat whites, cappuccinos and Lattes (I’ve never had a latte but those who like them reckon Melita’s are good). Good honest coffee with good body AND you get a little chocky with each one. The flat whites stand up with the best I’ve had in Canberra (except the stunner I had from 2 kids at a trestle table at the bus depot markets over a year ago, I still dream of that).

As for chicken schnitzels, anywhere that sells food in Qbn does these, I’ve discovered. But the one at Walshes is amazing. It’s evidently a whole chicken, with the bones pulled out, and then hammered flat. it takes up the entire plate! They put the chips underneath (it’s Qbn, you must have chips) as they won’t fit otherwise. No grease either.

johnboy johnboy 11:10 pm 14 Jul 08

ant said :

And you can get decent coffee in Queanbeyan, I’ve found some. The place is full of meditteranean peoples, of course there’s good coffee. And LOTS of chicken schnitzels.

So c’mon Ant.

Gimme a story on where to find the great Queanbeyan coffee?

ant ant 10:58 pm 14 Jul 08

Deadmandrinking said :

Aewosme

Heh.

So, we’ll see improvements, like quotes being attributed to the quotee, private messaging enabled, and LOTS more posts about where to find the good stuff in teh Canberra region.

[Ed. (Jazz) thats the stuff that i will now get to focus on a bit more now that JB will be taking care of all the editorial duties]

And you can get decent coffee in Queanbeyan, I’ve found some. The place is full of meditteranean peoples, of course there’s good coffee. And LOTS of chicken schnitzels.

realityskin realityskin 10:25 pm 14 Jul 08

*yawn*

Rabble Rabble 10:07 pm 14 Jul 08

Great to have you back – see you around.

Riotact already looks better.

toriness toriness 5:28 pm 14 Jul 08

welcome back johnboy!

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 4:51 pm 14 Jul 08

Hi John – as for potential advertisers, I’d probably NOT approach The Burns Club,
The Southern Cross Club or Bellucci’s. Probably best to steer clear of Marist and Daramalan too 😉

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 4:45 pm 14 Jul 08

I agree Skid, it’s a huge local issue. I was kind of mocking how every post on Marist gets criticized nowadays by people who absolutely have to read every post.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 4:42 pm 14 Jul 08

Not mocking the Crimes is like avoiding Olympics coverage.
Impossible.

But if Jb wants to go along with some degree of coverage (that isn’t rambling insanityposts) on Marist I don’t mind.
But, as I think I started something that converted some of the Marist-story readers into posters (with this post), Jb probably has a good case to hate me.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 4:41 pm 14 Jul 08

Aewosme

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