Chuck Steinway

Chuck, not his real name, is a Brisbane writer and teacher. He writes radio commercials, feature articles, short stories and longer-form fiction. You can read his fiction in Dark Moon Digest 32/33 from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. It's got crocodiles! http://perpetualpublishing.com/product/dark-moon-digest-issue-32-33/

Mum asks for time off when son is put on life support, manager’s response causes outrage

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Every now and then, everyone has to face some sort of personal catastrophe in their life. It’s a s**t state of affairs, but unfortunately, there’s just not a lot we can do about it. Yeah, nah, it’s a rough old ride, a...

Some of the greatest Photoshop battles of all time!

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We all know there’s a metric s**tload of awesome things the internet has given us, and naturally, we all have our favourites. However, there’s one thing that we reckon pretty much everyone can agree on: a friggen good...

Moment diver becomes face-to-face with huge seven metre long Anaconda

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The anaconda is one of those snakes that’s reserved a pretty friggen special reputation for itself over the years. The Ice Cube film from the late 90s can probably take a little bit of credit, but in all honesty, thes...

Grandma slows down speeding drivers with her hairdryer ‘speed gun’

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Let’s be honest, we’ve probably all driven a bit too fast in an area where we really shouldn’t. And while we’d say there’s nothing wrong with that, there patently is – and we don’t mean because of the possible fines. ...

Bloke knocks back new van because the number plate was too rude

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Any bloke over a certain age has had a chuckle at the number ‘69’. And there’s a good reason for that. Yeah, nah, it’s not exactly the most couth of all the numbers. If you’re wondering why, it’s because ‘69’ is the n...

Bloke creates fake restaurant and sells microwave meals on Deliveroo

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A little while ago, we shared the story about the fake restaurant that became TripAdvisor’s number one-rated establishment. Well, this story’s in a kinda similar vein. The key difference however is that it’s not TripA...

Kiwi bloke about to get the sack brings emotional support clown to meeting

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If there’s one thing people who’ve been on the internet are familiar with, it’s the idea of quitting your job in a ‘humorous’ or outlandish way. We’ve never seen it happen in real life, but we assume it’s a lot more u...

Giant ‘cougar’ causes panic after appearing on garage roof

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Despite what you might think, the dangerous animals we have here in Ozzyland kinda pale in comparison to some of the ones kicking back in other parts of the world. Take the US and their cougars for example. Unlike our...

Bloke accidentally helps solve 22y/o missing persons case using Google Earth

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We all know that when you need to find something online, Google’s your go-to option. Deadset, if you can’t find it on there, it’s probably not worth finding. Well, it turns out that with a little help from Google Eart...

This year’s Comedy Wildlife Photo Award finalists are bloody gold

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If there’s one photo competition we really friggen love, it’s gotta be The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. And, really, how could we not. Everyone loves a bloody good wildlife photograph, but when you get photos o...

Sheilas have shared these things that men should know, but definitely don’t

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Blokes. Sheilas. On so many levels, they’re both the same. On some others, they’re really kinda different. Obviously. And, yeah, while we know it’s a no brain-buster and it’s probably rooted a little bit in a mindset ...

Engineer manufactures ‘Smart Cane’ that will change how blind people navigate

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If you’ve ever walked into the bloody wall while trying to turn the light on in the dark, you’ll be aware that the blind – and the visually impaired – do it tough. Bloody tough. But while there are already a few worka...

Apple reveals the iPhone 11 and the Internet has responded with some cracker memes

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Let’s be honest, we could give you a big spiel about iPhones here, but what’s the point? You know what they are. You might love ‘em, and if you do, there’s nothing we’ll say that can change that. You’ll just continue ...

Parents share photos of their lives before and after kids

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The debate about whether or not life is better or worse after kids has been going on for bloody millennia. Matter of fact, it’s probably gonna go on for a few millennia more before it’s done too, but if there’s one th...

Photo from soccer game has been freaking people out but turns out it shouldn’t be

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If you’ve ever heard stories about Turkish soccer teams, you’ll know the matches can be pretty bloody crazy affairs. Don’t take our word for it, though, former England striker Les Ferdinand has spoken about having a g...