The UniSFA Gossip Column
A small press publication of the Skippy Group.


Last Updated: Sun 28th April 2002
Index
Right Again (28/4/02) "Apart from the punctuation a literary masterpiece" - Jenny Smith.
 
Integrity (28/4/02) "We do not officially sanction Gossip Pages"
- '99 UniSFA Committee
 
Count Cragula (9/6/02) "I've now spewed in every capital city in Australia" John Birmingham
 
More Competition (9/6/02) "...that Skip seems to be closer to the ground, his sources seem to be where the action is." - Russell B. Farr


Historical Gossip (More than a month old)

Hi and Welcome to the UniSFA Gossip Pages. These pages rely upon the submissions of UniSFAn's (Those who belong to the University Science Fiction Association) They are intended to be a place where the UniSFAns can catch up on the latest Goss regarding the UniSFA (Family) which now spans the world and shows every chance of multiplying exponentially soon. These pages are administered by me, Skippy, and as such I will have some control over what's posted here as I have no wish to be sued. Should you wish to you can submit mail to me anonymously. I recommend cypherpunk remailers and this one is web based.


Submission Criteria

Before we get down to the gossip I feel that I should make some comment on the submission criteria I use when deciding which gossip goes onto these pages. I primarily work on the idea of Public Domain. If its mentioned in UniSFA, its Clubroom, Mailing list or Social Events then its Public Domain. Its that simple. I try to avoid malicious gossip. Unless of course the person in question has chosen to sling gossip of that kind himself first. I am however the final arbiter of what appears on these pages and I will not accept censorship of any kind.

And Now down to the Goss.


Right Again

Well Devotee's many of you will remember earlier this year when we posted the article Wedding Bells. It seems that yet again your One True Gossip Columnist has got it right. Who comes through for you devotee's?

I do.

News reaching this columnist literally seconds ago suggest that Shay Telfer and Fiona Waters have finally decided to tie the knot. Which is good because they've been living in Sin for ages.Johnnie Howard and I where not happy.

We suspect Devotee's that when the pirate gossip column gets over its technical difficulties you'll see similar information posted there.

According to the proud groom to be we'll hear Wedding bells later this year or possibly early next year. So keep your calendars clear folks.

Well thats just about all for now. Although we do have report a serious attempt to corrupt the Gossip Columnists code of ethics. But that can wait for the time being.

This column would like to extend its congratulations to the happy couple. It took you guys long enough.

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Integrity

Devotee's sometimes its appropriate for a Gossip Columnist to talk about Integrity. "When the moon is blue and obscured by flying pigs", I hear you ask. Well yes but when one is trying to stand on the moral high ground or at least not fall off his soap box Integrity is such a fun word bandy about.

Devotee's I have to report that someone has tried to corrupt your Gossip Columnist. "What Skippy the incorruptable" I hear you cry in shocked tones.

Yes its true Devotee's they did. And we're talking a major exercise here too. Not one but two gorgeous red heads, a spa and alcohol were involved. And I can assure you devotee's it wasn't easy sticking to the Gossip Columnists code. But your Gossip Columnist did. Thats right secrets weren't revealed, confidences were kept and the integrity that you've come to expect from the one true Gossip column was maintained.

"Why, you dickhead?" I hear you ask. Its simple Devotee's when they make me bring my own alcohol they get nothin. Hell I'm as corruptable as the next columnist. I stand by the journalists code of ethics with the best of them. Get me liquored up and I'm anyones. But when they make me bring my own Booze they can get nicked.

And now down to the Gossip. It turns out that one of the aforementioned gorgeous redheads has recently received flowers from an overseas admirer. Another redhead. Now this is a bit of a turn up for the books as the Gorgeous Red, (GoR) usually finds her men on some well known internet dating services. Will romance blossom? Who can tell. This particular giver of flowers has featured on the column in the past and I expect there will be more gifts to follow. We'll do our best to keep you up to date Devotee's although GoR has yet to grasp the fact that Gossip is a two way street.

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Count Cragula

Well Devotee's its not often you hear about this columnist attending A List partays but last Friday was the exception. The occasion was the 30th Birthday of Liam who you will all have no doubt have heard of, being desperate to join the A List. I'll be sure to put in a good word for you when I can but you know personal presentation and hygene are important with these things.

The event in question was a Castaway party and costumes were mandatory. Attendees's dressed as Gilligan, Natives, Bikini Clad babes, Native babes (replete with Barbie Skull necklaces) and the odd assortment of Hawaiian shirted lads. Now I know most of you who stayed in Friday would love to see photo's of the event and I'd hate to dissapoint devotee's. So please feel free to view the photo below.

 

In this photo you can see Craggles, more often known for his poetry, Kylie,attempted seductress of your favourite gossip columnist and Sam long time UniSFAn Groupie. A fantastic time was had by all in the spectacularly decorated surrounds of the Casa Del Lara. All those who organised and spent many hours decorating are to be commended. This columnist had an awesome time, its always good when I get to cut up dead pig.

Oh did I mention the gorgeous Catholic girl in the Sailor suit? I confess Devotee's I was conflicted.

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More Competition

Well Devotee's it seems that you scratch a UniSFAn and there's a Gossip Wannabee under there somewhere. This just in from an anonymous source.

X-Authentication-Warning: mussel.ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au:
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 14:03:37 +0800 (WST)
From: TreeHugger
X-Sender: treehugger@ucc
To: Andrew McCOLL <skippy@ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au>
Subject: something you might find interesting

Hi Skippy,

I recently stumbled over the following url & thought it might be of
interest to you:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/unisfagossip/

I ask that you don't mention who sent this info to you.

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