Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Warbling January 21 Wednesday Trivial History

It's a bit of a musical mish-mash today, dear readers, some of my favourite silly nonsense songs to distract you from the fact that I haven't really written much.
Shouldn't have thought out loud again.
But, just for WS, we all know I won't learn my lesson contrary to the song History Never Repeats.

It's National Hugging Day.
Or you can pencil in National Whiner's Day for Boxing Day '09.
Remember what happened at the Mississippi Squirrel Revival?

1801 Port Jackson was graced with the presence of the US ship Follensbe but as she was weighted down with that demon drink Governor King refused to give it permission to touch his pure-as-the-driven-snow shore.

Find out what Little Blue Riding Hood was smuggling in her basket...

1842 The first public execution in Melbourne was that of two Tasmanian Aborigines, Tunnerminnerwait and Peevay, convicted for the murder of 2 whalers. Stories abound of sightings of their ghosts at the Queen Victoria Market (former cemetery) where they are still buried.
For the story of the shameful execution click HERE.

Full violent details on how to rid yourself of The Little Blue Man.

1863 Poor silly old Robert O'Hara Burke and John Wills were given their final resting place in the Melbourne General Cemetery with all the pollies having a half-day holiday and joining in the funeral procession.

Just do as the song says - Never Hit Your Grandma With A Shovel!

1887 Brisvegas was showing off again when it received a daily record of a mere 465mms (18.3 inches).
Of rain.
Inside one day.

See what grown men do when Nellie The Elephant runs amok...

1930 Just for Lee - according to various websites today the first sci-fi comic strip appeared to the masses ; Buck Rogers.

1944 Oz and NZ put their mark on a scrap of paper known as The Canberra Pact (ohh! CAPITALS - be impressed!) where they agreed to work more closely together, co-operate on international matters and try to not humiliate each other in sporting events.

For a good education listen carefully to the lyrics of the Red Symons-penned Smut

1951 Only one out of the 22 starters who began the Wellington to Christchurch centennial yacht race managed to finish it when a dreadful storm blew up sinking the yachts Argo and Husky, with the loss of 10 lives.

And what else do you order at the counter but a Wangaratta Wahine.....

1974 TV host Rove McManus was dropped down the chimney by the stork.
Pick which Goodie is playing dress-ups in The Urban Spaceman.

1998 All Saints had the Kiwis bopping till they burst to Never Ever.

  Now, boys and girls, save your arms and say Farewell Aunty Jack!


  1. Farewell, Aunty Jack,
    we know you'll be back..

    He never did though, did he?

  2. "Brisvegas was showing off again when it received a daily record of a mere 465mms (18.3 inches).
    Of rain.
    Inside one day."

    That's got to be somewhere near Lancashire then.

  3. well that was indeed a very musical post...Seems to me the Canberra pact didn;t last long in terms of the sporting areana lol.

  4. He's just waiting around the corner to spring out at us, Rhubarb :P

    Give or take a couple of thousand miles as the crow flies, Brian ;)

    LOL Janine, nope!

  5. Jayne,

    If it's one of the crows round here (they're a bit on thick side) that'd be about right.

  6. loving the blue riding hood tale....... reminds me of hoodwinked lol

  7. Didn't I post the clip of Smut a while ago? It is very rude but did not seem so rude at the time it was released.

    Wangarratta Wahine was a great album, if that is the name of album as well as the track.

  8. That would be why the South Australians are called Crow Eaters, Brian :P

    Yes, I've often wondered if it inspired Hoodwinked, B.

    I think you did, Andrew, but I couldn't help ogling a young Red once more *slurp* ;)

    Can't remember the name of the album to be honest but they were bloody good :)