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Thursday, January 26, 2006

okay so...

in answer to a coupla of queries...

australia day...i think its when we as a country was recognised as being a country [by invading whites] back in a couple of hundred boondock years back.

don't quote me...all i have recognised in the past twenty years is its a public holiday...i never question a public holiday. and really that's what being an aussie is about [to me...heh...could be more to us]...never question the good bits but bitch like hell about the bad. okay basically its another excuse for a barbie and a piss up and those that work get the day off with pay...and those that don't get the day off [ie what was me for sixteen years] get to watch those that have the fucking day off getting pissed whilst being paid. yep its a mighty vicious circle. this australian day bizo.

the aborigines have every right to bitch about this day being not such a great day for their forefathers i spose. think they would like to have a day noted by "survivor day" [noo not the reality tv survivor...or tho that could be a goer] or "invasion day". hey i am all for that...as long as they make it a public holiday for all. i'm down with it. and i think that's a fair solution. kinda.

it's also a day when we award our good everyday and 'famous' aussies regardless of birthplace with queens medals and such...plus celebrities [whaat we HAVE celebrities??] come to piss weak little country towns and bigger ones to share in this the day of australian celebration. for being us. for we arrrre ostraylians...*said in best john williamsy nasally voice*.

flags are sold...sport is played [probably more watched lol]...music is heard...songs are sung...under the hot australian sun. then we go back to bitching...[mostly good naturedly about everything under that same stinking hot sun]...fucken fliiiies!

it's chosen by many to become an australian citizen...just heard on a newsbreak that fourteen thousand immigrants did that today in citizenship ceremonies all over the country. i like that. now they become you aussie/indian aussie/vietnamese aussie slash wherever bastids.

so anyway in keeping with the spirit of the day i leave you with me singing/chanting...our national anthem...*clears throat*

Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in Nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history's page, let every stage
Advance Australia fair!
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia fair!

and now for the second verse that hardly any of us aussie buggers know or probably more recall...damn beer.

Beneath our radiant southern Cross,
We'll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing
Advance Australia fair!
Posted by apositivepessimist :: 8:28 am :: 20 comments

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