Thursday, January 26, 2006

Hey, It’s Australia Day

Happy Australia Day, everyone, whatever that is. (One would assume it’s an Australian holiday, as opposed to, say, a holiday recognized only in Alabama.)

It must be hot down under. Incidentally, has anyone else ever eaten vegemite? If you haven’t, I recommend it about as highly as I recommend chewing on tin foil. It’s not going to hurt you, but it’s not any fun either.

This site gives a completely useless answer to the perrenial mystery:
Australia Day is celebrated on the 26th January each year. It is a great time to learn about Australia, and find some related activities for your kids to try!
Oh yes, it's a day about Australia. I figured that much out by myself, thank you very much. They also have some jokes, like the following gem:
What do you call a boomerang that won’t come back?
A stick!
Oh . . . hahahahahahaha! They should do stand-up!

1 comment:

  1. Having lived in Australia for several months, I have some input on this one.

    First off, Vegemite smells terrible, and alone, tastes terrible. But have some of it on buttered toast, and it's very edible, and some would even say good.

    It's also GREAT for those Coopers' Sparkling hangovers.

    And Australia day is sort of like our independence day, but it marks the day (I believe) that the British claimed Australia or something...