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i found him! the festivus-for-the-rest-us day demon :D he was ace. lots of hissing.
the bronze sculptures in the bg are "Three Businessmen Who Brought Their Own Lunch" by Alison Weaver and Paul Quinn; corner of Swanston and Bourke Streets

#happysnaps #living-statues #statues #Melbourne #straaya #... show more
 
11th November: Remberance Day, end of WW1 - Ned Kelly was hanged - Rupert decided to end his own battle and got Lillibet to dismiss our government. "God save the Queen, for nothing can save the Governor-General" nor did.

by The Clash, 1980

#history #australia #oz #straaya #music
November 11th, 1975
 


Guuguuburra ~ the sound of human laughter
"Kookaburra" was taken from the Wiradjuri word that describes the bird's call. Kookaburra's job is to signal the sky gods to light the sun each morning. It's said that if you're alone when you hear a Kooka, it means someone is missing you and you should go and be with loved ones. If a Kooka laughs at a gathering, it's a reminder to appreciate those you think of with love.
They also kill snek.
this pic is from April, 2013, with a bit of fake-HD business applied

#nature #birds #birb #straaya #oz #photofuckaroundary #myphoto #mywork
 
a possum is making it's possumy noise. it's hilarious, esp for people who are in their beds in an old house and have never heard it before. There was one in the wall, the first night here. Scared the bejingoes out of this little sceptic!
this noise
what an amazing evolutionary step. you can see how that would be attractive to someone.

#animals #possum #brushie #oz #straaya
 


this is a track to a lava channel


lava tube! wanna go in? fok nooo.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269694490_Lava_caves_and_channels_at_Mount_Eccles_Victoria

#rocks #lavatube #caves #plummeting-to-ones-death #happysnaps #straaya #myphoto
 
by the by, our leaders who luurve the coal did this earlier on, last year. colour us all surprised!
https://theconversation.com/the-2017-budget-has-axed-research-to-help-australia-adapt-to-climate-change-77477
"From 2018, funding is axed entirely."
haha aren't they a hoot? ^^ just so we know how dedicated they are to "Orstraayan jobs and Orstraayan People and Growing Jobs (but not people) and Orstraaya! Jobs! Grow! Alacazam!. and...(mateswithmoney)"

#straaya #fucksake
 


here is a red-rump parrot. it has it's very own genus. mono. typic.
well done, little guy! he's eating capeweed - a weed that drives lawn-people around here completely spare. personally, i'd rather have parrots than lawn-people but capeweed does have a lot of downsides - that's probably why it's known as a weed. Bugger. i'd still much rather have parrots.
his lady love was in attendance but i grabbed this snap as i was leaving one car to get into another and so missed getting a pic of her. meh, she's a little dull, they say ;)'

#birds #birb #happysnaps #myphoto #australia #straaya #oz
 
terrori! terrori everywhere! arrest everyone! even a top student whose handwriting does not match that given as evidence... He was held for a month. -_- there is talk of a legal suit.
https://www.9news.com.au/2018/10/19/14/23/terror-charges-dropped-mohamed-kamer-nilar-nizamdeen

#ffs #oz #straaya #can-we-stop-this-now-pls
 
by one of my favourite artists, Fiona Hall
A Folly for Mrs Macquarie

which is not far from the much, much older Lady Macquarie's Chair

nice one, Fiona :)

#sculpture #art #straaya
 
Broken Hill - walking past this with a female friend, murmuring to each other "slag".. "slag"Image/photo

#photo #myphoto #mywork #straaya #cupla-old-slags
 
in case anyone wants to bookmark in readiness for the coming Victorian State election, or election of your choosing.
https://www.electionsausagesizzle.com.au

#democracysausage #oz #straaya
 
lots n lots of Dreamtime stories of how things came to be
https://dharawalstories.com/stories/

#history #Dreaming #straaya #oz #society
 
wildlife seen today, wildlife-ing about: roo, wallaby (far more polite and traffic-wise than roos), pheasant, deer, emu, echidna, galah and this little guy being all sexually dimorphic
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the Splendid Fairy-wren . Splendid.
not so splendid: my camera didnt have a card in it. Still, it enjoyed the drive.

#nature #birds #oz #straaya
Sex and the Birds: 8. Splendid Fairy-wren, monogamous and promiscuous
 
ROFLing Harisses - we're having a leadership spill, whatdya know! "and here's comes the Doctor in his 14th incarnation as the Australian Prime Minister". It's a Liberal Party spill. They do that. They hate each other! And at least two of them are lizards. One bites onions for no reason. The other is looking puretty chipper atm.
hah! more popcorn needed.

#ozpol #straaya
 
WOOHOO! New saint coming up! This one isn't as well known as our St Mary of the Tipple (oz's first and so far only saint. Who liked a bit of a tipple).
Saint-to-be Irene
Where's our Saint Bazza of the BBQ?

#straaya
 
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oh. the place of my birth is on fire...actually, the places of lots of people's birth are on fire. Meanwhile, i'm scrabbling for wood to stay warm. So not meant to be here. Also, winter. Also also, so glad "climate change isnt real"= this mustn't be happening o.0
Sorry this isnt cropped - i'm running a live usb (see earlier post re australia being the ooonly place that calls a stick a usb :) ) without gimp

#climate #oz #straaya #nyuh-oh
 
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oh yes, you saw right. Public sculpture, Warrnambool, outside a bakery a few years ago. I hope it's withstood the tribulations of Time

#sculpture #straaya
 
we had some byelections this weekend bc some of our politicians weren't actually australian and that presented a problem. oops. they're australian now, though, and all were re-elected with greater swings to their team and awaay from the yucky people currently enjoying the comfy seats towards the front of the House. The weekend was not without it's drama! The Prime Minister was finger-waggled at by an elderly lady who spoke to him very tersely! But he spoke over her, so that put an end to that.
Turns out, we dont like people who talk over old ladies when they are waggling finger and being terse. nor having to vote again for the same result when the problem came about bc someone somewhere didn't do their fucking job and check the forms as they came in, so basically you could write any old shit on your i'm-running-for-government form, duzznmatta. goodo.
it would be nice if this momentum kept up til the next Federal election, with a doubling of seats to independents just to get the message across. So done with 2-party preferred. (we have a 2-party preferential system of vote distri... show more
 
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