Yearly Wrapup – September
Over the next twelve days, we
will revisit some of the posts from the past year.
September kicked of adrock2xander’s “Where Art Thou” series, testing how well we know our beloved town via photographic clues. Readers and MB Melbourne authors alike were quick to identify his many pics. A tour of quintessential Melbourne locations, starting with a sneaky pic of Melbourne’s State Library in town; Kooyong Tennis Centre – home to the AAMI Classic, Movida – for the best tapas in Melbourne and then returning to the State Library for the annual – Vic Police dance-off, hmmmm I think we might be able to track adrock’s haunts with these clues.
Surprisingly, I encounter few vending machines in my life…..the bane of my existence tends to be the malfunctioning parking ticket machine or old skool parking meter, usually when I’m running late….City of Port Philip are you hearing me?
Colin shared his love of grabbing a quick snack whilst waiting for a train…..and that awful moment when that little coil just doesn’t turn enough – just as you can taste that chocolaty crunch……what do you do? He called the hotline and amazingly got his money back.
The saga of miz Naomi Robson continued – with a dash to Papua via Indo to save little Wa-wa from being eaten by his tribesman. In true Naomi-style (or should that be lack of?) she, of the hard hitting Today Tonight, forgot to get the right visas and was summarily “asked to leave”.
It’s been a blast watching this one implode. Poor dear just can’t get it right – it all started with her getting caught on camera yelling obscenities at her production crew – then there was her “relationship” with convicted drug dealer Tony Mokbel…..apparently
she knew him as a businessman; who can forget her lessons in hair and makeup whilst Australia was awaiting the fate of the two men trapped in the Beaconsfield mine collapse and her homage to Steve Irwin in khakis accessorized with live lizard. Neil summed it up with Hey Indonesia, you can take her. In fact, we will trade you for Corby.
Zara gave us some home truths with a rant about rubbish bin robbers in her area of Fitzroy, and the diplomacy of her local garbage men – apparently they only empty the ones from the City of Yarra. It would seem that there is quite a hobby in stealing bins in Fitzroy; bjorn suggested wheelie bin races…..iew…..
Everyone has walked passed these guys a million times, finally we know their names – Johnnie, Charlie and Bob. Yep, our forefathers Batman, Swanston and Hoddle – not just random alien dudes crafted for tourists to pose with or stick a ciggie in their mouths. We also found out through reader Brett that Melbourne could have been named “Bearbrass”, “Glenelg” or “Dutigalla” – thank god they chose Melbourne.
September was the month where the world lost Australian International icons through tragic accidents. The first was the passing of Steve Irwin, our Crocodile Hunter and Melbourne born racing legend Peter Brock, King of the Mountain. Closer to home fans of the famed South Melbourne dimmie said goodbye Master Dim Sim maker Ken Cheng.