Saturday, May 29, 2010


1807 The first peal of church bells was heard by all and sundry in the colony when St Phillips Church in Sydney began belting out a tune.
1894 Fantabulously funny actress Beatrice Lillie aka Lady Peel was dropped off by the stork in Toronto. Read her bio HERE.
1953 A beekeeper and an Sherpa conquered Everest. Read more about them HERE.

We're happy to report that there will be no further displays of Tony's budgie smugglers on this you won't need the industrial strength cleanser to wash your eyeballs with.

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Orange  = Canada
Green = Australian
Red = UK or other nationality
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Anything outrageous is usually sarcasm and/or humour.


  1. I wonder how many schoolkids these days can name both the beekeeper and the sherpa? I could.

  2. Re Tony, I clicked and I regret.

  3. I don't understand why anyone would want to climb a mountain. So much hard exercise involved. The most climbing I ever do is on my two step ladder to reach the high shelf of the kitchen cabinet. The effort involved in getting the ladder out, opening it, then putting it away again is enough to drive me to chocolate!

  4. I vaguely recall seeing somewhere that Edmund Hillary spent most the climb posing for photographs in the nuddy.

  5. Yeah, well DeBug certainly kills when it hits ur eyes, lol :)

  6. No more budgie smugglers? No more snorting my morning cuppa! :)

  7. I've heard of Sir Eddy and Mr Tenzing, but not of Beatrice Lillie. Not much of a Canadian, am I?

  8. It's sad, MD, that it's not common knowledge these days.

    Frank Sinatra sang about his regrets, Andrew :P

    Chocolate mountain I'd climb, River :P

    Yet they kept schtum on his frostbitten bits, Brian ;)

    LOL Cazzie ;)

    Your monitor is safe, Rhu ;)

    You're obviously a young 'un, laverbay ;)