Canberra Confidential: Trouserless yoga in Turner

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DESPITE the weather, they’re doing nude yoga in Turner! CC spotted a flyer for the classes, for men, held in a “toasty warm” unnamed venue with sensitive “soft lighting”.

Beyond the promise of improving muscle tone and flexibility, reassuringly the class also helps to “overcome fears of being naked around others”. CC blushed at the flyer’s urging to “get cracking” for the early bird discount.

After each class, the group “enjoy a cuppa and light refreshments and occasionally go out together for dinner at a local restaurant”. Clothed, we hope.

Knuckle sandwich?

A DISGRUNTLED customer claims a manager at a popular Braddon restaurant challenged him to a “fight outside” after his table was taking too long to order on a busy Friday night.

The customer said the manager swore and suggested they “take this outside” when things got heated. When the customer wrote on the business’ Facebook page to complain, the post was quickly deleted.

We have chosen not to name the restaurant, but were informed the owner would look further into the incident. The manager has denied the night got nasty and said he “was as respectful as possible” to what he claims was a “rowdy table”.

Insensitive mail

HERE’S a sensible call from a reader suggesting a competition to flesh out the most insensitive and useless letters being written by government.

She says her 90-year-old mother, who still lives at home, received one recently from the safely seated, ebullient member for Fraser Andrew Leigh about the NBN, which included a web link for more information, but no phone contacts.

“My mother had several questions but is in the minority of those not online so she did not have any idea who or how to call. Attached to the letter was a petition asking for support for the network and attacking the Liberals.

“My mother thought this was an application form which had to be signed to connect to the network. This saddens me, this lack of sensitivity to older people, those with poor eyesight, and those not online.”

Can anyone beat that?

The vision thing

THE internet can be a really dumb place sometimes. Out there in cyberspace there is a blog called lasereyesurgeryriskscomplications, which argues what its name suggests.

Heading a list of links titled: “See Some of The Things You Need To Know About Laser Eye Surgery Side Effects” is one to the recent item “Lasek to leave centenary team”, which is about Centenary chief Jeremy Lasek decamping from the Cetnenary for the Australia Day Council and nothing to do with the laser surgery technique called, yep, Lasek.

Ricky’s curtain call

THE Canberra Theatre Centre has lost its marketing maestro Ricky Bryant. The restless Rickster takes his curtain call on Friday, June 28, before enrolling at the University of Canberra as its marketing manager on July 8.

In an announcement email of theatrical proportions, Bryant immodestly recites his greatest hits and, unwittingly, lists a worrying headcount of people who have left the important and tightly run marketing area already this year, which must be giving genial GM Bruce Carmichael less to smile about given the extra load of Centenary productions the centre is coping with.

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