Archive for May 29th, 2009

Back to Canberra

By now I am well on my way back to Canberra.

I am looking forward to returning to Canberra and seeing Nattie and the rest of the family again for the first time in two weeks, and it will be very nice to not have to think about Fairfax for a while.

Samuel

May 29th, 2009 at 11:43am

Friday Funnies: Widow

It’s an awful joke, but none the less it is courtesy of 2QN’s Paul Dix

Three guys were working on a high-rise building project – Steve, Bruce and Kevin.

Steve falls off and is killed instantly.

As the ambulance takes the body away, Bruce says, “Someone should go and tell his wife.”

Kevin says, “OK, I’m pretty good at that sensitive stuff, I’ll do it.”

Two hours later, he comes back carrying a slab of VB.

Bruce says, “Where did you get that, Kev?”

“Steve’s wife gave it to me,”

Bruce replies. “That’s unbelievable, you told the lady her husband was dead and she gave you the beer?”

“Well not exactly,” Kevin said. “When she answered the door, I said to her, ‘You must be Steve’s widow’.

She said, ‘No, I’m not a widow’, and I said, ‘I’ll bet you a slab of VB you are’.”

Awful, but good for a chuckle.

Samuel

May 29th, 2009 at 10:05am

2QN/Classic Rock regional news headlines: May 29, 2009

33 dairy jobs are set to be lost in Kyabram following the sale of the Kyabram research centre at the end of next month.
The Brumby government is moving the jobs to Tatura, however the National’s member for Rodney, Paul Weller, says that the decision will have severe consequences for Kyabram.

The Tocumwal Lions club is holding a public meeting this morning to discuss the need to base an ambulance in Tocumwal.
MP John Williams and a member of the New South Wales ambulance service will be in attendance for the 10am meeting at the Tocumwal memorial Hall.

US President Barack Obama’s envoy to Victoria, Consul-General Michael Thurston, wraps up his first tour of rural Victoria today, visiting Echuca, Moama, Rochester, Colbinabbin and Heathcote.
Yesterday Mr. Thurston came under fire over the US government’s decision to prop up their own farmers who are competing for the same market as many Australian farmers.

In Deni Golf, the winners of the 4BBB event were B. Parks and L. Taylor, with S. Cohen and P. Aitken the runners up.

(Today’s headlines are shorter than usual as the bulletins have a large number of sport previews provided by representatives of various local sporting groups).

Samuel

May 29th, 2009 at 09:00am

New word: Majoritily

A new word has been invented and said twice in Fairfax’s 6am pre-feed news today: “majoritily”.

Apparently General Motors will be majoritily owned by the US government.

It looks like Rush Limbaugh was right, it is “Government Motors”.

Samuel

May 29th, 2009 at 06:21am


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