Saturday, July 31, 2010

July 31 On This Day In History with poultry gossip and 'substance' references

And here we are again, fellow travellers on the road to the "OMG, where has the year gone?" party for us who are feeling aged.
If you're not feeling aged then you're either one of two things....high on life or high on something a super model lost down the back of her couch and could you please return it as she's completely unable to sit and pout for a camera without it?
Pissing down here at the moment, delightfully so, making the chookens ruffle their feathers as they 'broook, broook' around the tray of mushy food scraps (with added garlic and milk powder) and they'll be off like a shot to hide their bum nuts from the 2 legged folk.
Now, before I venture out to play hide and seek with googie eggs, let me throw some On This Day In History stuffs at ya...

1913 Alys Bryant was the first Canuck chickybabe to make a solo flight in Canada.
1924 Voting in Federal elections was made compulsory by law (drat you *shakes fist* any way to ruin a good Saturday).
1944 French novelist and pilot who gave us The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, disappeared after having taken off from an airbase in Corsica.
2006 Kiwi coins of the silver hue were made smaller, lighter, with better technology and the ability to go further and faster than a speeding bullet...! *ahem*.

If you're having difficulty finding these red pillar letter boxes there's 3 of 'em up in Dunolly.
Not being greedy; they used to do a lot of snail mail business.
In pristine condition, too.

The Nylex Clock is still busted.
Yellow = New Zealand
Orange  = Canada
Green = Australian
Red = UK or other nationality
Italics, bold and coloured blue are links to further info. 
Anything outrageous is usually sarcasm and/or humour


  1. "Kiwi coins of the silver hue were made smaller, lighter..."

    Question of the century is -- has the change addressed the issue of confusion between the two Tasman currencies? Nah, come off it, they'd never do something to make things less confusing ...

  2. I go off-line for a short spell and the developers move in. I barely recognise the old place.

  3. I love those old red pillar boxes. Haven't seen one for so long. I think they're prettier than those boxy lumps that we have now.

    Lucky chookens having garlic mash for dinner. The googies wil be fantastic.

  4. Our voting is always on Tuesday, and the polls are open before (6 AM) and after (8 PM) work. Furthermore, many employers pay you for an hour of time to vote during the day.

    The Tuesday thing even makes allowances for those folks taking a long weekend. Us Yanks are a civilized sort that way. We get violent when government tampers with our weekends.

  5. Exactly, Lisa lol !

    Thought the change would be kinder to the eye, Brian ;)

    They are pretty, River :)

    I could afford to miss some of the reality tv they play on a Tuesday, Debby lol.

  6. They're never gonna fix the nylex clock :(