Archive for October 25th, 2007

It’s almost a full moon…if you hadn’t already noticed

Good evening Stuart,

Goodness…what a nightmare that bloke who claimed you're a clone of Stan was…and Norman had another appearance ranting and raving on the John Laws show this morning…if this is what we're getting before the full moon, imagine what we'll get when it's completely full.

Of course we could just put it down to the rain…I remember a relief teacher saying to me once when I was in primary school that she dreaded being asked to work on a rainy or windy day, as classes were usually restless and uncontrollable on such days. I also had another elderly relief teacher who seemed to bring the rain with her…every time she came to the school, it rained.

P.S. I hope you're enjoying the chocolates…and that there are still a few in the box.

Samuel Gordon-Stewart
On my second last night in Sydney

October 25th, 2007 at 09:30pm

Daylight Saving Time on 2UE

I noticed an advertisement on 2UE a short time ago promoting the fact that Daylight Saving starts at 2am on Sunday (which becomes 3am) and advises people to wind their clocks forward by one hour before they go to sleep.

Interesting idea…but surely it would be better to advise people to “be listening at 1:59am for John Kerr’s clock winding special”.

It would be fairly easy to do, instead of running the final ad break of the hour at 1:57 and then running the top of the hour promo followed by the news, I would suggest the following schedule:

1:56 Final ad break
1:58 John Kerr’s clock winding special
1:59:55 usual time pips
2:00 (optional) Three cuckoo clock chimes as a news intro

The clock winding special would be fairly straight forward, it would contain John Kerr advising people to wind their clocks forward to 2:59 and stand by sixth time pip, at which time their clock should be wound forward to precisely 3am.

And to add to the fun, John could invite people to call in with their Daylight Saving disaster stories from years gone by, and the first three people to do so would win a clock radio (and if possible, signed by the retiring John Laws).

Who would have thought 3am could be turned in to the most exciting part of the day?

On leave in Sydney

October 25th, 2007 at 09:40am

Sydney Holiday Photo Gallery

The upload of a bunch of photos completed while I was asleep, so I have now made the gallery public and it can be viewed at

I’ve got a busy morning ahead, but I’ll start the upload of the next set of photos now, and deal with captions etc later.

(On leave in Sydney)

October 25th, 2007 at 08:57am


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