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Samuel’s Blog Year In Review: October 2005

April 10th, 2006 at 07:00am

October started with Nattie barking nationally, and the Blog View Stats for the previous month showing a 283% increase in the number of page views.

City Ads were up to their usual tricks, and 2CC were celebrating their 30th birthday by giving away a 1975 Kingswood, I said that I would meet Mike Frame in Erindale.

On that particular day, Mike Jeffreys had a story about a man who really does live in a fridge, and I rang in and told him about the story I wrote called “The Fridge”, and as Mike Jeffreys was also going to be making an appearance with the Kingswood at Video Ezy Erindale, I decided to print out a copy of “The Fridge” for him.

I made my way out to Erindale and took the camera with me for a photographic journey, among the highlights:
The items I took with me
The items I took with me

You could see from Bunda Street to Ballumbir Street back then
You could see from Bunda Street to Ballumbir Street back then

I avoided a green bus, and caught a nice orange bus instead
A nice orange ACTION bus

Mike Frame posing with the Kingswood
Mike Frame and the 2CC Kingswood

John B1_B5 sitting in the Kingswood
John B1_B5 sitting in the Kingswood

Mike Jeffreys arrives
Mike Jeffreys Arrives

And Ainslie Avenue
Ainslie Avenue

I also documented the excessive amount of noise those horrid green busses create.

I was forced to write my first editorial policy post.

Google followed up on a suggestion of mine.

I had a long, but enjoyable, day in which I went to work, had a very long lunch, and also took copies of my photos of 2CC presenters out to 2CC.

I had a really good idea about the future of public transport.

The ACT Government started planning for the centenary of Canberra in 2013, I gave them a good suggestion for a feature attraction.

I summarised some feedback, and outlined some new comment spam protection measures.

ACT Chief Turnip Jon Stanhope released a confidential document, and got an appropriate serve from Piers Akerman.

Australia’s version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire finally gave away a million dollars.

John Kerr started talking about his Christmas Cruise, and I had a strange dream about it.

Some children are just plain obnoxious.

John Kerr (a different John Kerr) had a snake in his taxi.

I made my booking and announced my plans for the New Day Australia Christmas Cruise.

I also brought you a classic 2CC jingle and showed you the catamaran being used for the Christmas Cruise.
Lady Rose

Mike Welsh ran the Trading Post, and a policewoman considered suing John Laws.

I won a Home Improvement DVD as part of 2CC’s birthday celebrations, Nattie visited the vet, and I had a dream where I yelled at Jon Stanhope.

2CC had their birthday, and I had a special picture for the occasion.
2CC's 30th Birthday

That was October, tomorrow morning we will take a look at November.


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  • 1. wonko the sane  |  April 10th, 2006 at 1:44 pm

    That’s a gorgeous old Kingswood. My first car was a 1967 HR Holden in Arctic White, with red vinyl bench seats, a three-speed manual transmisson and 186 motor. It had 45000 miles on the clock and was in original condition. I deeply regret ever selling that car.

    I know you don’t drive, Sam, but if you did, and money was no object, what car would you buy that best describes your personality? I’m tipping its a powder blue 1986 Volvo.

  • 2. heatseeker  |  April 10th, 2006 at 3:23 pm

    Perhaps a “Mr Bean” Mini Minor, with an AM radio …

  • 3. heatseeker  |  April 10th, 2006 at 4:49 pm

    A Noddy car? It would have to be something low enough to the ground for Nattie to jump in to …

  • 4. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 10th, 2006 at 8:51 pm

    Yes a Noddy car. Who would drive though? JohnB1_B5 could play the part of Big Ears.

    Failing that I could see Samuel driving a 1960 ’30’ series Nissan Cedric. Trailing behind would be vintage caravan with Nattie and Samuel’s folks in it. It would have to be orange in colour and not be noisy like those horrid green buses.

    Samuel are you able to explain your comment ‘Generally travelling in a car filled with people around my age would violate my personal safety policies’?

    Can you list your ‘Personal Safety Policy’?

  • 5. wonko the sane  |  April 10th, 2006 at 9:05 pm

    I’m sure the policy is already pretty weighty document, but I’d recommend adding these couple Sam. Feel free to offer your own suggestions:

    1. Always wear a lifejacket, even when on land

    2. Keep a seatbelt handy for when travelling in older style cars, where one may not be provided

    3. First pants, then shoes

    4. Be sure to write a detailed plan of attack, including contingincies, on my blog, before venturing outside the house

    5. When encountering youths, always adopt an air of casual, even kindly, detachment, and be prepared for flight if necessary*

    6. Wear swift, sturdy running shoes

    * See point six

  • 6. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 10th, 2006 at 9:18 pm

    7. Always have an escape route.

  • 7. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 10th, 2006 at 9:29 pm

    I recommend readers to look at

    I do wonder if Samuel and Tom Cruise have been seen in the same room together.

  • 8. heatseeker  |  April 10th, 2006 at 10:17 pm

    Sorry, I’ve just drank all this cough syrup (Black and Gold brand) and all of a sudden the room is full of huge bats!

  • 9. heatseeker  |  April 10th, 2006 at 11:05 pm

    And I do have to ask Samuel .. in that first photograph, did those “things you took with you” include the table cloth, crocheted coaster, vinyl place mat, plastic table cloth and the chair?

    Do you think you are pushing a personal friendship with your frind the bus driver too far by boarding looking for all the world like a mobile Steptoe and Son?

  • 10. Samuel  |  April 10th, 2006 at 11:49 pm

    No, just the camera bag and lens cap, along with the camera which took the photo, the two bus timetables, the story of The Fridge and the radio. It was all taken with me in a green bag, as seen in the video of the “horrid green busses create”.


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