Friday, April 3, 2009

I'll be trivial working my history way back to April 3 you...

Isn't it exciting?
My bois were down here to run wild and soon I shall pop up to The 'Gong to do the Born Free antics in their stomping ground.
But, fear not - it shall be a very dry amok we will run as none of us drink anything more dangerous than coffee and tea.
Last of the wild party animals we are !

Awww, how sweet. It's Find A Rainbow Day.
OMG!!!
Stop! Don't click the link!
There's wild Care Bears running amok on those e-cards!
Run ! Flee!
Oh, the humanity...!

1897 The Richmond Guardian reported that the East Richmond Church Harvest Festival was rockin' 'em in the aisles with the organist Miss Terrill.
She also opened for The Who on their First Centenary Tour back in the day due to her talent of fingering an organ.

1912 The Kiwi dredge Manchester sailed off into the sunset with her crew, Sydney-bound...only to vanish, never to be sighted by human eyes ever again.
Read a great account of it on Canterbury Heritage.

1913 - 1925 Marriages were sworn with broomstick leapings...clogs were popped....babies were pupped in all manner of strange places...

It's also Chocolate Mousse Day, if that helps make up for the barbarian Care Bear scare earlier.

1943 Fisticuffs were a'flyin' and harsh words were tinging the air an oh-so-delicate-shade of blue in The Battle of Manners Street in The Land of The Long White Cloud.
No trains were injured in the recording of this day but on Victorian Railways "Second Class" entered the Witless Protection Program sometime this month and became known as "Economy Class".

1954 The Vladimir Petrov Hop was the favoured dance craze that autumn in Canberra.
Oops, careful you don't drop a shoe, darrrrlinks!

Whoa! That was a fun, roller coaster of a hot flush.
Wonder what the carbon footprint of each menopausal woman actually is with the energy we'd be radiating?
No...probably much safer not to ask.



1969 That delectable Aussie actor Ben Mendelsohn has finally hit 40!
Phew! Thought he was going to languish in his mid-30's for another decade or more.

1982 Can you remember what you were doing back on this day?
Well, if you parked your backside in Victoria your Saturday was ruined with an election that saw the Labor Party show their face at the door for the first time since 1955.
*yawn* Another day, another centrepiece for the darts board.

2007 Keef Richards denied really snorting his father's ashes like a serving of fine Columbian gold, claiming it was a joke.
Then again he DID fall out of this coconut tree only 12 months earlier.....coconut, dad's ashes...don't they all look the same?!

6 comments:

Brian Hughes said...

"Wonder what the carbon footprint of each menopausal woman actually is with the energy we'd be radiating?"

About the same as an entire herd of flatulent, angry bovine.

(Ducks and runs off like mad.)

Dina said...

rainbows, Care Bears, and chocolate.

What a delightful day.

Timespanner said...

"1912 The Kiwi dredge Manchester sailed off into the sunset with her crew, Sydney-bound...only to vanish, never to be sighted by human eyes ever again."

There's an excellent post on the Manchester at the Canterbury Heritage blog.

Marita said...

Chocolate mousse for dinner tonight. Yummo.

Mistress B said...

yes, chocolate in any form definitely helps make up for the great care bear scare!

Jayne said...

PMSL
Gawd, Brian, you're game!
*hunts out the wooden spoons*

There's enough sugary sweetness to put anyone in a diabetic coma, Dina lol ;)

Oh, thank you, Lisa, I meant to put the link in last night :)
Tis a well-written article on Canterbury Heritage, all linked now :)

Entree, mains and dessert I hope, Marita ? ;)

I can see you now with your great-grandkids at your feet, B -
"...and after we defeated the Care Bear Scare of '09 we lapped up the chocolate mousse in our victory feast," :P

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