Tony Abbott – flag count competition – new record

You might have noticed some social media and press commentary on the number of flags appearing behind Tony Abbott at his press conferences and prime ministerial announcements. One site, Eclectic Owl, is reporting a pole count surge with a recent sighting of eight flags. This seems quite significant after an average … Continue reading

A group of heavily tattooed men were in court today…

The title of this post appeared in an ABC news story this morning, and it immediately reminded me of my parents’ prejudice about tattoos, or more exactly, those who had tattoos. They believed you could identify the less desirable elements of society simply by the presence of tattoos. So, according … Continue reading

The 1973 Australian Rugby League Kangaroos team

In 1973 the Australian Rugby League Kangaroos team were touring Great Britain. It was a great side, including players such as Arthur Beetson, Bob Fulton, and the aggressive Tommy Raudonikis. In one of the warm-up county matches, the Aussies were leading 75-nil at half time. Beetson said to Raudonikis, “This … Continue reading