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Mar 2, 2012

Farewell Mark Bode, Australia’s most OTW political columnist

He has travelled further than any political columnist in the country. He has witnessed things nobody talks about in production meetings...

Luke Buckmaster — Writer, Critic and The Daily Review Journalist

Luke Buckmaster

Writer, Critic and The Daily Review Journalist

He has travelled further than any political columnist in the country. He has witnessed things nobody talks about in production meetings. He has rubbed shoulders with the rich and powerful in situations so weird they border on the unexplainable.

He once walked up to Penny Wong, whose face was obscured by a green clay mask, and said “meow”. One time he drank a magic mushroom milkshake, performed the “mangina” and tried to stop Anna Bligh from reaching into his pockets. Then there’s the night he sat in a girlie bar located on a dirty Hong Kong street until the wee hours of the morning, drinking beers and chewing the fat with Osama bin Laden — or “Osmond,” as he liked to be known at the time.

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