Category Archives: strange but true

the eternal question…

Which is the best band to come out of Australia? I came across this article the other day from a mate on Facebook who owns a recording studio.. Strangely enough, I agree with a lot of this list..  though I … Continue reading

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a litte australiana for ANZAC Day

Today, 25 April, is ANZAC Day.  the ANZAC Day centenary, in fact. On this day in 1915, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps began a long and ultimately fruitless campaign in Turkey.  Gallipoli marked a turning point for Australia … Continue reading

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Captain Cook’s boomerang for sale in London

In 1770, Capt James Cook parked his boat in Kurnell, Botany Bay, Australia and met some local people – as you do.  These locals, as a gift of friendship after noticing Cook didn’t have any, gave him a boomerang and … Continue reading

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Caution: diverted patriotism?

I’ve been watching the olympics.  Like most of the rest of the planet, I assume.  And I’ve noticed, too, that Britain are doing rather well.. Which brings up strange feelings in me.  I’m aussie to the core and will be … Continue reading

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prohibition giggles

I know – Prohibition Giggles, bit of a contradiction in terms. Anne sent me this, and I thought it should be preserved for posterity on my wee blogge. :) If you were around in 1919 (just before prohibition started) and … Continue reading

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Seagal – totally past it?

Now, I usually go into Seagal movies with an open mind. There’s going to be some good (if not entirely realistic) fight scenes, a scanty plot, and a lot of looking at Seagal’s haircut trying to figure out why someone … Continue reading

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Witnessess no longer anonymous

I was driving my car one evening and I heard this news over the radio: “The government has moved to take action to clarify the law after a ruling by top judges which police fear could end anonymity for some … Continue reading

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