Monday, June 29, 2009

Free heating - pull my finger !

Passed Horologist Lane in Ferntree Gully so I got curious and found THIS online to answer the obvious query - wtf is horolgy and does it come in shades of puce?
Dunno but there's an Australian Antiquarian Horological Society.

There was a pile of boring-as-batshyte stuff for today, like Ned being capturd, St Mary's cathedral in Sydney being begun (is that even correct grammar?!) and blah blah blah blah.
Go look it up in last years posting for this date if you really must but I got a tad savage with the editing finger.
That would be the middle one, yes Your Honour.

1801 Britain's first census was conducted.
You thought they'd forgotten about you way back then, eh Brian?

"Industrial Park".
What tosser looked at a bunch of factories and thought "If we call it a park no one will notice the fact that it's the furthest thing from where you'd want to have a picnic" ?

1864 Canada's worst train disaster happened when a train fell through an open bridge at St Hilaire.
For more info click HERE.

Was walking behind this chick at the market yesterday; a slim gal about size 8 or 10 or something but I swear to the Goddess the cut of her jeans was such a shocker everytime she took a step her arse looked like a pair of rhinos jelly wrestling.
It was so bad I even asked The Spouse if it was me or her jeans....he was so mesmerised by the battling buttocks he took a while to reply that it was the bad cut of her hipsters.

1990 World's first female bishop, Dr Penny Jamieson,  was appointed in The Land of The Long Twilight NZ.

I was almost tempted into patting her down to see if she was packing some illegal Hamsters.
Hamsters are illegal in Oz and after watching a doco on the inbred cannibals I'm not at all unhappy about that fact.
They're not a family animal, seriously; the moment the dirty little cannibalistic root rats saw the family cat/dog they'd be either planning their horizontal limbo-ing around Fido's run in the park or planning the dessert after Fluffy was the main.

2 comments:

Timespanner said...

"Industrial Park".
What tosser looked at a bunch of factories and thought "If we call it a park no one will notice the fact that it's the furthest thing from where you'd want to have a picnic" ?


I agree it looks really odd when we're used to park=recreation place, but a park if you look up the meanings was also a marked off area designated for military purposes and all their stuff. Not a big leap to the present-day commercial usage.

Hamsters are illegal here in NZ, too. Check out this news article for what happens to those caught bringing them in.

Pity they didn't do the same for those bringing in foxes, rabbits, stoats, ferrets ...

River said...

Industrial Park=where they park the Industrialists.

Hamsters are illegal in Oz? Damn. I wanted one for my birthday.....

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