Puff Piece writer. New book out now from the good people at Penguin Random House 🐧🏠

Balaclava, Melbourne
Joined March 2010
RT @JohnSafran: I don’t want to tell Nazis how to Nazi, but you’re not meant to be *saving* Jewish lives. Anyway, yes, Jews go get the covi…
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Better Call Saul writers room: "Here's a line of dialogue, with a major plot point, that only makes sense if you remember a conversation from another series Breaking Bad, eleven years ago. Let's not recap anything." "Yes, and make sure that line is mumbled"
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So should I call the kids edition of my book Winnie Bluey’s or Pup Piece?
Big Tobacco sponsoring a theater production for kids? Shockingly, it’s happening at The Kennedy Center where tobacco giant Altria is the “presenting sponsor” for Bluey’s Big Play. cc: @FDATobacco, @KenCen, @OfficialBlueyTV
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Some people just can’t give a compliment
Replying to @JohnSafran
Got a copy after your launch in Darwin art gallery. I'm glad you write better than you played pool at the Lounge circa 1993.
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Now rifle through your wife’s purse and pop out and buy my book penguin.com.au/books/puff-pi…
I'm 40 years old and started vaping. I'm so addicted to it I rob from my kids piggy bank to pay for it. If my wife finds out she'd kill me.
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MY JASON DONOVAN STORY. The UK secret service was seeking a safe house for Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie. The Ayatollah in Iran had put a fatwa on his head for blasphemy. Totally coincidentally the landlord of the house selected by the secret service was Jason Donovan 1/3
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Jason agreed to have his front door bomb-proofed and Salmon moved in. I know this because Jason once invited me to breakfast. He needed someone to write up his film script idea, an Australian spy comedy called James Bondi 2/3
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And after he pitched the idea and we were eating omelettes, the Salman Rushdie incident came up. I remember thinking to myself *that* should be the film 3/3
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Been saving this, sent to me at a radio station in 2001, for a special enough #Neighbours occasion. Is tonight the night or should I hold out for their 2060 reunion special?
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Established 1910 and last hot-metal typeset newspaper in Australia!
Not sure what's more of the win. @JohnSafran new(ish) book or the Don Dorrigo Gazette as wrapping paper?!
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My dad reviews my latest article. Read here! ab.co/3aLQSh0
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Can’t believe I wrote about the use and misuse of the word ‘antisemitism’ and didn’t think to use the pun ‘anti-semantic’. Anyway, read it here! abc.net.au/religion/john-saf…
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John Safran retweeted
Have you read 'Puff Piece' by John Safran (@JohnSafran)? It's extremely enlightening about the dirty tricks of Philip Morris.
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My piece responding to Parliament’s question “what is a ‘Semite’?” abc.net.au/religion/john-saf…
@JohnSafran great bit, funny as always. Personally I just say anti-jewish to be 100% clear about what i mean....but I am also whiney enough that I would die on a hill needlessly for semantics, semitic semantics at that! Eh I like alliteration too abc.net.au/religion/john-saf…
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John Safran retweeted
If anyone ever tries to convince you that this open-air insane asylum reflects real life, just remember this moment: Twitter is arguing over whether Anne Frank enjoyed white privilege.
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This is certainly spicier than my local candidate’s political advertising - a fridge magnet
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John Safran retweeted
I have to admit that the topic didn't grab me at first, but after hearing @JohnSafran discuss the journey and discoveries on his deep dive into Big Tobacco, I was hooked and bought a copy of Puff Piece for my dad as well. penguin.com.au/books/puff-pi…
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Are you cool with doctors dropping f-bombs during appointments? My friend was thrown off by this today, at her first visit to a doctor
31% Poor bedside manner
69% It’s f***ing ok you c***
813 votes • Final results
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Personal calls, yes. Business calls, blow a kiss
Are you supposed to wave goodbye in video calls?
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