02 Dezember, 2006

aussie history [1st ww]

my friend bob posted somy really funny comments on a photo at the autralian war memorial blog:
here's the picture to comment on

and this are his comments, i would say: tipically australian to deal with history
- Giddyup.

- Where is everybody?

- On which part of this desolate plain will I forever lay?

- I gave up Bondi for this?

- So. This is the promised land?

- Now, where will I find Hezbollah?

- They didn't tell me about this at the recruitment depot.

- Coo-ee march. I'll give them coo-ee!

- I love a sunburnt county (apologies to D. Mackellar)

- And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plain extended. (apologies to A.B. Paterson)

- I'll ride you for the first fifty miles, and you ride me for the next fifty miles.

- At least I'll be able to eat the donkey

- The donkey's refusing to move Frank, so you can take as many photos as you like.

- They call me the donkey, but you're the one who was reading the map.

Kommentare:

Bob Meade hat gesagt…

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Bob Meade hat gesagt…

Nico, now that I see your comment facility is working, I'll go further.

Thanks for highlighting my little pieces of humour. As you know we Australians are generally antiauthoritarian and use our humour to take the tension out of serious situations.

There are 3 of the captions which have a serious intent and I'll just mention them here:

"On which part of this desolate plain will I forever lay?"
- This is a minor tribute to our dead from WWI who mainly fell in places far from here. Never to come home.

"I love a sunburnt country (apologies to D. Mackellar)"
- This is the first line from one of our best known folk poems which every child used to learn in primary school. It speaks of our love for this land, very different from the lands of Europe. Put that line into google and it will take you there.

"And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plain extended. (apologies to A.B. Paterson)"
- again, from one of our great folk poems, Clancy Of The Overflow. Put the line in google to check it out.

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