Sydney Harbor Bridge is the perfect setting for fireworks display
and the Sydney Opera House makes the perfect foreground.
There will be many posts celebrating Australia Day, the first I came
across was at Miss Cellania who is an American, so it's to be hoped
that the bloggers of Australia get behind the day.
Speaking of Miss C. she ran this joke which is far too funny to only
appear once... So again;
Voted Best Joke of the Year in Australia.
"Darling, this is the hog I have sex with when you have a headache."
His girlfriend is lying in bed and replies: "I think you'll find that's a sheep,
The man says: "I think you'll find I wasn't talking to you."
Thanks for calling in on our National Day.
(No this isn't a tribute to Tom Hanks, although he is a fine actor)
What it means to be Australian.
While most of these start with “Only in
Being Australian is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, then traveling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV.
Only in Australian do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars on the drive and lock our junk and cheap lawn mower in the garage.
AND DID YOU KNOW......
3 Aussies die every year testing if a 9 volt battery works… on their tongue
142 Aussies were injured last year by not removing all the pins from new shirts
58 Aussies are injured each year by using sharp knives instead of screwdrivers
31 Aussies have died since 2003 by watering their Christmas tree while the fairy lights were plugged in
8 Aussies had serious burns last year trying on a new jumper with a lit cigarette in their mouth
A massive 543 Aussies were admitted to Emergency in the last two years after opening bottles of beer with their teeth
Last year, 8 Aussies cracked their skull whilst throwing up in the toilet.
Some Aussie Definitions;
a.. The bigger the hat, the smaller the farm. (another variation)
The bigger the brim the bigger the mortgage.
b.. The shorter the nickname, the more they like you.
d.. If the guy next to you is swearing like a wharfie he's probably a
media billionaire. Or on the other hand, he may be a wharfie.
e.. There is no food that cannot be improved by the liberal application of tomato sauce.
f.. On the beach, all Australians hide their keys and wallets by placing them inside their sandshoes. Fortunately no thief has ever worked this out.
g.. Industrial design knows of no article more useful than the plastic
h.. All our best heroes are losers.
i.. The alpha male in any group is he who takes the barbecue tongs from the hands of the host and blithely begins turning the snags.
j.. It's not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to hold.
k.. A thong is not a piece of scanty swimwear, as in
m.. Historians believe the widespread use of the word "mate" can be traced to the harsh conditions on the Australian frontier in the 1890s, and the development of a code of mutual aid, or "mateship".
Australians may just be really hopeless with names.
n.. The wise man chooses a partner who is attractive
not only to himself, but to the mosquitoes.
o.. If it can't be fixed with pantyhose and fencing
wire, it's not worth fixing.
p.. The most popular and widely praised family in any street is the one that has the swimming pool.
q.. It's considered better to be down on your luck than up yourself.
r.. The phrase "we've got a great lifestyle" means everyone in the
family drinks too much.
s.. If invited to a party, you should take cheap red wine and then spend all night drinking the host's beer. (Don't worry, he'll have catered for it).
t.. If there's any sort of free event or party within a hundred
kilometres, you'd be a mug not to go.
u.. The phrase "a simple picnic" is not known. You should take
everything you own. If you don't need to make three trips back to the car, you're not trying.
v. The tarred road always ends just after the house of the local mayor.
x.. The great Aussie salute is that given to keep the flies from landing on your face.
y. Vegemite is the staple diet for all Aussie Kids.
z. On picnics, the Esky is always too small, creating a food versus
grog battle that can only ever be solved by leaving the food behind.