Dr Mumbo

The Tele’s advice to female readers on how to meet a man – head for the prisons and gay bars

Dr Mumbo doffs his cap to the staff at The Daily Telegraph in Sydney.

It can’t be easy publishing decent editions in the quiet news days that follow Christmas.

So that old demographic standby of how to beat the man drought is a reliable space filler – in today’s case plastered across pages 8 and 9.

So which “hotpots” (they may mean “hotspots”) does the Tele advise its female readers to head for, “where it’s raining men?”

First stop is Auburn North, where there are, The Tele informs us, 140 men for every 100 women. Of course, in order to meet those men, the women might also need to become a jailer to get into the Silverwater Correctional Complex. But who isn’t willing to pay that small price for love?

Second and third options suggested by The Tele? Darlinghurst and neighbouring Surry Hills , where there are 136 men and 133 men respectively for each 100 women. Although, Dr Mumbo does rather suspect that The Tele’s journos haven’t hung out on Oxford Street recently if they believe this location the best hope for its readers to meet somebody of the opposite sex.

Still, there’s always the fourth option, Junee, where there are 133 men for every woman. That’s the home of the Junee Correctional centre, of course.


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