Wednesday, May 20, 2009

oh errol - i would give everything, just to be like him,he had them all screamin' for more May 20

Watched Mumbai Calling last night. Unflushable things were running rife.
And Sea Patrol on Monday night...phwoar eye candy galore talented actors filling every scene.
Something In The Air finished on ABC2 last Wednesday. And I've been stuck washing dishes at 7.30pm ever since....

It's Eliza Doolittle Day!!!
A valid reason to make ignorant people speak correctly and clearly and annunciate their vowels in an understandable fashion.
Or we get them with the electric cattle last!

I was going to add that it's also Be A Millionaire Day but I'd get trampled in the rush.
So I won't mention it....

1773 The first sheep to become Kiwis were let run free by Captain Cook.
For more sheepish facts and myth busting about Kiwis who love a lamb roast more than they ought to, click HERE.

1818 Poor old Father Jeremiah O'Flynn - remember, the priest without correct credentials? - he got booted out of the country back to the UK.
Couldn't just sneak any old crim into this country, ya know....

1839 Apparently the drought ended in NSW.

1913 A Royal Commission into the brick making industry of Victoria was established.
One can only ask....why?!
Were brickies secretly salting bluestone into the clay like Christmas pudd?
Were overly glazed bricks too shiny for sunny days?
Was it the 1970's Mission Brown choice of dye that upset the apple cart?

1941 Brit, Kiwi, Aussie and Greek forces defended Crete for 12 days against German paratroopers but were forced to retreat and leave the island.
For more information click HERE.

1997 Good old Johnny Howard, only he'd be able to ignore a Human Rights report,  released on this date, that called for an apology for the govt policy of removing Aboriginal children from their families.


  1. Well I had to go and find out about Eliza Doolittle day - its a name that was familiar but couldn't remember why!!!n lol

  2. So, Eliza Doolittle day eh? A valid reason to make ignorant people speak correctly and annunciate their vowels in an understandable fashion to animals... LOL! i'm so awesome! ^_^

    check out my blooooog!!!!

  3. LOL Nicki, do you mean to say you don't swan about singing about how you could have danced all night or how you'd like a room somewhere, far away from the cold night air? ;)

    Yes, Feral Queen Your Majesty, although I think you may have mixed your Doolittles somewhat but feel free to use the cattle prod anyhow...!

  4. "It's Eliza Doolittle Day!!!"

    Cor blimey stroike a loit guvner would yhoo adam and eve it? Worra load o' cockney sparra an' chips, not me face Bert, Oi swear al never do it agin luv, bleedin' norvuners wat a bunch o' coca-nuts eh!

  5. Now that song is stuck in my head!

  6. Do I detect a touch of Nancy from Oliver Twist there, Brian, mixing your Bills and Berts ?

    Lots of choc'lates for me to eat,
    Lots of coal makin' lots of 'eat.
    Warm face, warm 'ands, warm feet,
    Aow, wouldn't it be loverly, Rhubarb?

  7. Sea Patrol was excellent. Bit disappointed in Mubai Calling.
    I may have mentioned it, but the title of Glen Iris house had a caveat stating that we weren't allowed to make bricks.

  8. Many of the Allied troops who
    "were forced to leave" Crete'
    did so courtesy of German prison-camp transport.
    Menzies and Churchill knew before it happened, that those troops were sacrificial. Neither man had to endure 4 Polish winters with no coat. bastards.

  9. Mmmmm Sea Patrol, Andrew....please sir, can I have more?!
    Yeah, M.C was a little on the nose.
    I remember you posting that; you've inspired a post now.

    Pig Iron Bob Menzies and Bloody Churchill, Brownie, hand-in-glove and ripped from the same mould.

  10. All I want is a room somewhere, far away from the cold night air. And far away from neighbours with screaming babies, constant traffic noises, customers, bosses, the list goes on. Correctly enunciated and grammatically correctly spoken of course.