Things I Love About Australia: 1,000,000
I forgot to mention this the other week (do we have a category for ‘old news, long irrelevant’?).
I went to the Birdman Rally, you know, the other week. It was a fun event – lots of costumes, very family friendly.
Americans are a little bit (!) with the Puritanical, so I was surprised when I heard one of the hosts use the word ‘dickhead’ more than once. Amused, but surprised.
Once a contestant called ‘Dr Foker’ came on, I was even more surprised to hear the host use the word ‘foker’ nearly a dozen times. He was loving it.
He was eventually (mildly) chastised by the other host – at the behest of the judges, no doubt.
I love this country. There were about a thousand kids there, and someone only said something after about the 10th ‘f*cker’ in a row. Amazing place.
For his part, the chastising host made up for his squareness by making fun of Lord Mayor John So’s bad jokes at about every opportunity. He also mercilessly teased one of the other judges, who finally said:
I’m not speaking to you. You’ve been nasty to me.
This is how things went. Priceless.
By the way, I don’t want to hear any complaints that I don’t keep you guys up on the latest goings on in Melb. I took the time to look Birdman up just now, and that was only ten days ago, I’ll have you know.