Sunday, June 27, 2010

On this day in history June 27 defined by dancing whales

1854 Abraham Gesner, from New Brunswick, patented the process of distilling kero from petroleum which replaced whale oil in lamps.
And the whales danced for joy.
*No, not sarcastic humour. Well, only from a Dancing With The Stars judges viewpoint*

1789 Ooooooooo, there was excitement plus, peoples, when Captain Tench and his party gallivanted upon the Nepean River.
*Yes, that was sarcastic humour*  

1975 Mark Williams hit the top of the charts with "Yesterday was just the beginning of my life".
And hasn't stopped warbling ever since.
*No, that wasn't sarcastic humour. Well, it could be. If you want. But only if you take Russell Crowe back*

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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. you can keep Crowe lol, and I loved that song by Mark Williams, even worse is I do remember that song lol. I am getting older lol.

    Oh wow you had fun on your outing. Whoo hoo for a new camera and learning what it can do etc.

    Wow you had some good finds in your op shopping too!!

  2. Thanks to Mr. Gesner. I think now we need someone to invent a replacement for oil! Then the oceans will sing. -- barbara

  3. LOL Janine :)
    Thanks :)

    Absolutely, Barbara!

  4. Dancing whales? Wish I'd seen that.

    Who the heck is Mark Williams? Don't remember that song at all.

  5. Yeay, New Brunswick! Kerosene is a much more popular invention from my adopted province than, say, the Bricklin automobile. Thank you for this tidbit.

  6. He sang the song "Show no mercy", River, you'd know it if you heard it ;)

    No worries, Lavenderbay ;)