G'day, I have had a most relaxing weekend, doing virtually bugger all
A bit of gardening this morning
Took a couple of the grandkids to the local show and thats about all
Here is a bit of comic relief for you
Its Peter Kay, Matt Lucas, The Proclaimers and a host of others performing at a charity show
Am trying out this poll
If enough people vote I'll leave it up for a couple of blogs
If not I'll take it down
It's Raining on the Rock
Rare spring rains turn the rock into a waterfall
Simon Kearney, Uluru November 03, 2007
THE red rock, Uluru, turned mauve yesterday as waterfalls cascaded down its sides
following a drenching brought on by storms that have swept
across much of central Australia.
Picture: James Croucher
The rare sight of a wet rock in the middle of the desert was a drawcard to
locals and tourists alike who crowded viewing areas from before dawn.
The rain has severed main roads and stranded guests of the Kings Canyon Resort,
northeast of Uluru.
Parts of the Stuart Highway, which slices through some of the driest land on the planet,
were also closed because of flooding.
The resort town of Yulara, near Uluru, was last night bracing again
following reports of a major thunderstorm closing in.
Kings Canyon had 53mm of rain in the 24 hours to 9am yesterday,
Yulara airport had 26mm, and the Aboriginal community of Docker River, near the West Australian border, 39mm.
More rain was expected overnight as storms formed in Western Australia.
Chief district ranger at Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park Gary Weir
said hailstones as big as golf balls had fallen as the two-day drenching
began on Thursday afternoon.
"Most of the southern part of the Territory level with Alice Springs has been affected,"
Mr Weir said.
"The severity is just one of those things, but more often it's during the monsoon season
when a cyclone over somewhere like Broome turns into a low and brings rain into central Australia."
The usually dry Finke River, the oldest river in the world,
was flowing strongly under the bridge where the Stuart Highway crosses it
south of Alice Springs on Thursday afternoon.
Ms Cutter said the storms would persist for two to three days before clearing,
but she said more storms were expected later next week.
Photos and Story from the Weekend Australian
John Williamson and Warren H Williams.... Its Raining on the Rock
Paddy was walking home late at night and sees a woman in the shadows.
'Twenty quid . . .' she whispers.
He'd never been with a hooker before but he decides what the heck,
it's only twenty quid.
So they hide in the bushes.
They're going 'at it' for a couple of minutes when,
all of a sudden, a light flashes on them,
it's a police officer.
'What's going on here, people?' asks the officer.
'I'm making love to my wife,' Paddy answers indignantly.
'Oh, I'm sorry,' says the cop,
'I didn't know.'
'Well,' Paddy says, 'neither did I,
until you shined that light in her face.
Who could have possibly guessed this
[pinched from Bits and Pieces]
It is hard to find a joke today without a dirty word or two in it, but, here is one:
Two tall trees, a birch and a beech, are growing in the woods.
A small tree begins to grow between them,
and the beech says to the birch,
"Is that a son of a beech or a son of a birch?"
The birch says he cannot tell.
Just then a woodpecker lands on the sapling.
The birch says, "Woodpecker, since you are a tree expert.
Can you tell if that is a son of a beech or a son of a birch?"
The woodpecker takes a taste of the small tree.
He replies, "It is neither a son of a beech nor a son of a birch.
It is, however, the best piece of ash I have ever put my pecker in."
Rush hour at the Old Folks home
[Pinched from Bits and Pieces]
Iceberg For Sale
The following was taken from the New Zealand auction site Trademe.co.nz.
In good condition. Some small stains - should come out.
Cartoon of the week
The violator demands to know why he is being harassed by the Gestapo!
The tirade goes on without the cop saying anything.
The guy signs the cite angrily, tearing the paper,
Three months later they are in court.
Officer responds, "Yes sir, this is the defendant's copy,
Officer: "Yes sir, in the lower right corner of the narrative there is an 'AH', underlined."
Attorney: "What does the AH stand for, officer?"
Officer: "Aggressive and Hostile, Sir."
Attorney: "Aggressive and hostile?"
Officer: "Yes, Sir?"
Attorney: "Officer, are you sure it doesn't stand for Asshole?"
Officer: "Well, Sir, you know your client better than I do."
5 NUNS IN TOWN
It was hot and humid in town and their traditional garb was making them so uncomfortable, they decided to stop in at Patty McGuire's Pub for a cold soft drink.
Another study found golfers drink, on average, 100 litres of beer a year.