THE Bathurst Greyhound Racing Club could be the city’s unlikely party hotspot over the coming festive season.
The local club hosts race meetings each Monday evening at Kennerson Park on Upfold Street.
It’s not a timeslot that usually lends itself to much of a party atmosphere, and the crowd numbers are usually pretty low.
But the prospect of a public holiday the next day could help boost numbers, and Bathurst Greyhounds has the benefit of twice racing before public holidays this month.
The regular meeting on Monday, December 24 will, of course, be Christmas Eve and a week later the club’s meeting will be on New Year’s Eve.
So if you’ve never been to the dogs but have always wondered what it would be like, you’ll never get a better opportunity than this to grab some mates and go along to make a night of it.
(Tell me why) we suddenly like Mondays.
Bye smile, long live duck face
YOUNG people these days, they’re just a different breed.
Just like every other generation since the dawn of time, the youth are incomprehensible and weird and keep killing off traditions held sacred by generations before them.
So, what have young people killed this time?
Apparently, it’s smiling.
New research from Philips Zoom reveals one in three young Australians are concealing their smiles in favour of millennial trends of “duck faces” and “model pout”.
No doubt it’s a product of the rise of social media over the past decade or so that today’s millennials are twice as likely to feel pressure to look “perfect” on social media compared to their Generation X counterparts,.
Most millennials – 57 per cent – have admitted to researchers to feeling self-conscious of their smile and teeth in photos.
A lot of this is made worse by – you guessed it – Snapchat and its terrifying filters which magically make you look like you have dog ears or smoother skin or a head shaped like a pear.
Parade’s too old to understand the phenomenon, and too confused to even try understanding it.