Log in

No account? Create an account
B. Henderson Asher's Moments of Mirth [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Listen in, listen Ian!

[ website | Flickr ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Bits from today's paper [Jun. 27th, 2009|10:48 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I suspect the press date for this may have been before Thursday evening. They might still have edited the reference to Michael Jackson tickets out of the online version, not for reasons of taste but just because it's not that good an analogy any more.

I'm sure Australia's a lovely place, but this doesn't exactly make me want to join the exodus. Nothing to do with any Australians, it's just that "they secured the points needed to move to Australia because his hairdresser wife, Jane, has an in-demand skills set." reminds me a little of the Golgafrinchan Ark. The Brits emigrating there sound a bit whiny too - waah, my hard work isn't recognised, waah, it rains sometimes. In fact, sorry about that Australia.

[User Picture]From: several_bees
2009-06-27 10:12 pm (UTC)
It's okay, Australia can cope with 'em; in fact, coping with them through slightly excessive mockery is a national hobby. They are only going to get more whiny when they arrive and realise that the weather is frequently rainy or far too hot, that everything turns brown in summer, and that in fact Mr Mercer's "expectation is that Australia is a land of opportunities where hard work will be recognised" is comedically misplaced.
(Reply) (Thread)
From: funnynamehere
2009-06-28 09:41 am (UTC)
The worst thing about Australia is the ex-pat Brits.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: pookalso
2009-06-28 01:35 pm (UTC)
What are the other 8% like?
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: harmlesskitty
2009-06-28 11:21 am (UTC)
worst thing about australia is that it's full of australians. and people who want to be australians.

nice place for a holiday, though.
(Reply) (Thread)