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Goodbye, and thank you, journalist Jill Singer.

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Walkley Award-winning Melbourne journalist and broadcaster Jill Singer has died after a long career working for ABC television and radio, in commercial media and as a journalism educator.
"Jill Singer, our friend, colleague, teacher, my wife, proud mother and grandmother, lover of life has 'got on with it'," a message on her Facebook page said.

"So missed, a bright life who made a difference. Always loved. RIP."

Singer had been living with the rare blood disease AL Amyloidosis and was recently told she had weeks to live.

She was well-known for her work in commercial media, including as presenter of Channel Seven current affairs program Today Tonight and as a columnist at Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper.
As a journalism lecturer at RMIT University she taught many students the craft.

Singer had also worked for the ABC, including as a journalist for The 7.30 Report and the executive producer of national breakfast news program First Edition.
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Singer's diagnosis followed a year of being misdiagnosed, with doctors telling her she had depression instead of a terminal illness. She endured electroconvulsive therapy and lost 20kgs before she was correctly diagnosed.

The Walkley Award winner chronicled her medical journey on social media, and in April married her husband, lawyer Anthony Brand.

The same month, in a column published in The Herald Sun and on her Facebook page, Singer reflected on the past 12 months of her life and the importance of a strong public health system. She also encouraged women to get involved in journalism.

"To all the girls with books and pens, I hope your voices will be heard, that the extraordinary privilege that comes with being published will one day be yours," she said.
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The Greek-born Canadian inventor of Hawaiian Pizza has checked out at 83.

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In an interview with Canadian broadcaster CBC in February, Mr Panopolous said he first added pineapple to pizza as an experiment.

"Along the way, we threw some pineapples on it and nobody liked it at first," he said. But after that, they went crazy about it. Because in those days nobody was mixing sweets and sours and all that. It was plain, plain food."

He said most Canadians had never been exposed to pizza back when he opened his restaurant, and at that time awareness of the food was only just starting to make it across the border from America. But while pineapple on pizza has its supporters, it has picked up some notable detractors.

In February, Iceland's president Gudni Johannesson said he wished he could ban the fruit as a pizza topping, which caused Mr Panopolous to launch a spirited defence of his creation.

He said Mr Johannesson only sold fish and was probably jealous fish as a pizza topping had never taken off as much as pineapple.
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Fucken anchovies, ferfuxakes!

Which are goddamned delightful, and those who like pineapple can keep it.
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(Chuckles, because now I know how to keep GM out of my pizza.)
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Yeah. Mum doesn't approve of my disapproval.
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I'm bi-topping-al, and will take either small, hairy fish or the dread Polynesian bromeliad.

Not on the same pie, though.
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Holy night owl, you beat me to it!

I was young enough to take his Batman seriously, then later discover what a superb satire it was. When you read the comics of the "silver age" you realise the Adam West Batman was actually quite faithful to the original, even while it added an unprecedented level of camp and tongue-in-cheek. I couldn't be bothered with any later incarnations.
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