Our favourite cabbie, Rainer took himself and his inner-child to see Pixar’s latest production. And both were not disappointed. Me: So, what would you like to do today My inner child: I wanna go to the movies Me: Great, good day for it, what would you like to see, a documentary, a thriller or…
Rainer the Cabbie makes the case for us to follow in the marching footsteps of the French Uber riots, outlining a thoroughly Australian solution.
The story of an on-the-run – but innocent – terrorism suspect, Richard Flanagan’s “The Unknown Terrorist” makes TBS’ latest book review from Rainer the Cabbie a must read.
Rainer the Cabbie has stumbled upon a great documentary on the ANZAC legend that he wants to share with the TBS community – “Lest We Forget what?”, airing on the ABC tonight.
Rainer the Cabbie acknowledges PM Tony Abbott’s good intentions to take on Australia’s ice epidemic, but sees it as sidestepping a far bigger “ice” issue that Australia faces.
How we view the elderly and how they observe their own standing in society were the difficult issues broached by Karen Hitchcock in her recent Quarterly Essay article — issues that Rainer the Cabbie wants us to tackle now.
Rainer the Cabbie’s not had much luck pursuing happiness, however, that certainly hasn’t stopped him from trying…if you know the secret please let TBS know, cheers…
As he ponders the potential for a leadership spill, Rainer the Cabbie has a simple message for the PM – “Goodbye Tony, don’t forget to take your cronies with you.”
Rainer the Cabbie is all for an equitable society, but when long-term welfare users turn into, well, fare dodgers, it’s time to fix the system.
Offering his condolences to victims of the Sydney siege, Rainer the Cabbie recalls how he drove the quiet streets of Sydney on Monday night, giving him time to reflect on how the situation was handled by the media…
Feeling maybe just a little bit vindicated, Rainer the Cabbie isn’t overly surprised by a range of serious issues arising over Uber, including reports of a sexual assault in India and data mining concerns.
Thanks to Uber, traditional taxis are going the way of the dinosaurs and unsurprisingly, our Rainer the Cabbie has one or two opinions on the subject…
Recently rediscovering the timeless music of Sixto Rodriquez, Reiner the Cabbie shares what keeps the singer-songwriter so loved, even decades later.
After reading Afroman is re-releasing Because I got High in support of legalising marijuana, Rainer is swapping his cab for the recording studio…maybe…
Corporate mainstream journalism is turning Rainer the Cabbie into a paranoid android, so he’s rooting for the little guys…(we love you too, Rainer!)
Rainer the Cabbie has kindly put together his “Team Australia quick-and-easy-guide-to-being-one-of-us” with tongue firmly planted in his beardless cheek…
The recent SMH article by Matt Noffs on casual use of Ice has got Rainer the cabbie thinking…was this tack of Noffs’ the right approach?
If you want to journey through Australia’s harshest terrain, Rainer the Cabbie urges you to pick up Tracks, the 1970’s autobiographical piece by Robyn Davidson, the book by his bedside.
The intervention policy of the government and its effect on Australia’s indigenous peoples needs to be reconsidered carefully – something Rainer the Cabbie found out the hard way.
After conversation raged on TBS last week over the right to protest, Rainer the Cabbie, once a passionate grass roots protester himself, weighs into the debate.
Inspired to see the recent IQ2 debate, “History’s judgement will be to vindicate our treatment of ‘boat people’,” Rainer weighs in on the “boat people issue”.
As important as Anzac Day is to the national psyche, Rainer the Cabbie reflects on aspects of the day that maybe we should forget rather than remember.