Monday, August 22, 2011

Twenty Two.

And here we are back around to Monday again.
Got exciting plans for this week?
How's the knitting club going....?

The first Aussie showing of a projected fill-um took place on this date in 1896 at the Melbourne Opera House.
Yeah, we so did have one.
Ner ner ner ner ner.

The Overland Telegraph was finished and done on this date in 1872.
Which meant that gossip could get about with a greater speed.
Oh, and important stuff could get passed on.

The Otago Daily Times tattled in 1868 that Kiwis were devouring twice as many letters and publications as those wot lived in Victoria.
Crikey, you'd think reading was declared a dangerous occupation....

The Taranaki Herald reported how the Legislative Assembly had passed a motion calling for that darstardly Wesleyan Minister, Rev Edgar, to the bar of the House for stating a truth that certain members of Parliament were a disgrace to the community.
Oh, c'mon, really?
Some partied so hard they make todays clubbers look tame.
I mean....they misplaced the Parliamentary mace in a brothel...

Yeah, no, that's soooo not the right advice to follow when you poison someone.
Just get 'em to dig a deeeeep furrow in the vegie patch before they keel over...


  1. Just WHERE in the brothel did they misplace the mace? They are not insignificant things. And who thought to look there? Mind boggling thoughts for a Monday.

  2. Arsenic on toast sounds like a good alternative to Marmite.

  3. In 1942 I was advised to give up knitting if I joined the Royal Navy!

  4. Kiwi's devouring letters? I thought they were too busy tucking into 'Long Pig' in those days.

  5. Mondays zip around far too quickly in my opinion. At this rate it'll be Christmas soon.
    I'm with vest. I thought the Kiwis were too busy devouring Long Pig to be reading anything.
    I once read a fantastic book all about the Maoris and their Long pig eating. It was a fiction novel and I wish I could remember the title.

  6. Checkout chook, The book which brings 'Long pig' to mind is, 'Coral Island' circa 1857 by R M Ballantyne.