Thursday, January 3, 2008

Back to work again today with some real dry humid weather about

stolen from "It occurred to me" cheers Mike

2007 Obituaries
The year started with the deaths of noted Australians such as Sir James Killen
and rocker Billy Thorpe,
and ended with the assassination of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
Others who passed on and left their mark on the world include US model Anna Nicole Smith, Russian ex-president Boris Yeltsin, opera great Luciano Pavarotti, actress Deborah Kerr, daredevil Evel Knievel and rock 'n roll pioneer Ike Turner.

A full list of our obituaries below.

January 4 - Boy From Oz producer Ben Gannon
January 9 - Scooby-Doo designer Iwao Takamoto
January 10 - Italian film producer Carlo Ponti
January 11 - Actress Yvonne De Carlo
January 12 - Former federal Liberal Party minister Sir James Killen
January 31 - Bestselling US novelist Sidney Sheldon
January 7 - Singer Frankie Laine
February 9 - US model Anna Nicole Smith
February 20 - Australian author Professor Elizabeth Jolley
February 28 - Australian rock musician Billy Thorpe
March 9 - Are You Being Served actor John Inman
March 9 - Former AFL chairman Ron Evans
March 11 - Australian author, broadcaster and comedian Angela Webber
March 14 - Actress Betty Hutton
March 17 - 'National Living Treasure' for helping the East Timorese people, Mavis Taylor
March 19 - Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer
March 20 - Amityville Horror director Stuart Rosenberg
April 10 - BC cartoonist Johnny Hart
April 12 - Slaughterhouse-Five author Kurt Vonnegut
April 16 - Indigenous actor Justine Saunders
April 20 - ACT Chief Police Officer Audrey Fagan
April 23 - Australian guitarist Lobby Loyde
April 24 - Russian ex-president Boris Yeltsin
April 27 - Former head of America's Motion Picture Association, Jack Valenti
April 28 - Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich
May 16 - US evangelist Jerry Falwell
May 20 - Golf legend Norman Von Nida
May 22 - High-profile QC Peter Hayes
June 2 - China Vice-Premier Huang Ju
June 4- Former deputy Qld premier Tom Burns
June 15 - Former United Nations leader Kurt Waldheim
June 28 - Fashion designer Liz Claiborne
July 3 - Opera singer Beverly Sills
July 6 - Jazz singer George Melly
July 9 - Former Australian Defence Force chief, General John Baker
July 11 - Lady Bird Johnson, widow of former US president Lyndon Johnson
July 12 - Australian broadcaster Stan Zemanek
July 13 - Australian fashion designer Ross Weymouth
July 22 - US televangelist Tammy Faye Messner
July 28 - Australian comedian Lucky Grills
July 30 - Swedish director Ingmar Bergman
August 13 - Wheel of Fortune creator Merv Griffin
August 17 - Sydney Dance Company artistic director Tanja Liedtke
September 6 - Opera great Luciano Pavarotti
September 11 - Oscar-winning actress Jane Wyman
September 11 - Body Shop founder Dame Anita Roddick
September 13 - Former ABC racecaller Geoff Mahoney
September 13 - Australian anti-solarium campaigner Clare Oliver
September 16 - Former world rally driving champion, Briton Colin McRae
September 17 - Queensland outback cattle droving legend Edna Jessop
September 21 - Former ALP senator Bob Collins
September 23 - Mime artist Marcel Marceau
September 24 - Rugby league commentator Frank Hyde
September 30 - 'Miss Moneypenny' actress Lois Maxwell
October 1 - AFL Premiership player and sports presenter Chris Mainwaring
October 13 - Former ALP politician and Whitlam government minister, Kim Beazley Snr
October 19 - Queensland TV star Brian Tait
October 19 - Last 'Rat Pack' member Joey Bishop
October 19 - Actress Deborah Kerr
October 23 - Founder of Crazy John's mobile phone company, John Ilhan
October 24 - Former ABC TV newsreader and radio broadcaster Jocelyn Terry
October 31 - Actor and singer Robert Goulet
November 2 - Channel Ten newsreader Charmaine Dragun
November 2 - Enola Gay pilot of Hiroshima bomber, Brigadier General Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr
November 3 - Federal independent MP Peter Andren
November 11 - Author Norman Mailer
November 15 - US author Ira Levin
November 17 - ABC arts presenter Andrea Stretton
November 19 - Australian rodeo champion Greg Meech
November 21 - Former Rhodesia Prime Minister Ian Smith
November 25 - Australian journalist Matt Price
November 27 - Asbestos campaigner Bernie Banton
December 1 - South Australian tennis champion Ken McGregor
December 1 - Daredevil Evel Knievel
December 8 - German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen
December 13 - Rock and roll pioneer Ike Turner
December 15 - Former Brisbane mayor Clem Jones
December 17 - US singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg
December 21 - Bing Lee co-founder Ken Lee
December 22 - Former Western Australian premier Sir Charles Court
December 24 - French surreal writer Julien Gracq
December 25 - Oscar-winning US choreographer Michael Kidd
December 25 - Sydney radio newsreader Jim Angel
December 25 - Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson
December 27 - Former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto

With Christmas and New Year out of the way
we now look forward to
Australia Day on January 26th [23 days]
According to my calculations this is our 220th birthday

Todays Funny video
FCU [Fact Checking Unit] starring Bill Murray
Its a bit long but very funny

Two men were walking home after a party and decided
to take a shortcut through the cemetery just for laughs.
Right in the middle of the cemetery they were startled by a tap-tap-tapping noise

coming from the misty shadows.
Trembling with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and chisel,
chipping away at one of the headstones.
"Holy cow, Mister," one of them said after catching his breath,

"You scared us half to death ... we thought you were a ghost!
What are you doing working here so late at night?"
"Those fools!" the old man grumbled.

"They misspelled my name!"


The boss invited a new junior employee to come into his office.
"What is your name?" he asked.
"Alistair," the new guy replied.
The boss scowled.
"Look, I don't know what kind of a namby-pamby place you worked at before,
but I don't call anyone by first names.
It breeds familiarity and that leads to a breakdown in authority," he said.
"I refer to my employees by their last name only
- Smith, Jones, Baker - that's all. Now that we got that straight, what is your last name?"
The new guy sighed and said, "Darling.
My name is Alistair Darling."
The boss said, "Okay, Alistair, the next thing I want to tell you, Alistair…"

Serial [cereal] Mouse

I'll just cut straight to the cheese

Dr Rat

Saw this video clip on Miss Cellania's site today
And I thought Iwould share it with you
[Thanks Miss C]
Birds on a Wire

Here are a couple of great sites to visit
[Don't forget to come back]
The first is the Unicef Photo's of 2007
Warning some of these are a bit graphic

The second link is a series of very cool photo's of the Pyramids

This is a Kiwi joke

I think New Zealanders tell the same joke about Australians
Bob the builder was going through a house he had just built with the woman who owned it.
She was telling him what colour to paint each room.
They went into the first room and she said
"I want this room to be painted a light blue."
The builder went to the front door and yelled "GREEN SIDE UP!"
When he went back into the house, she told him that the next room was to be bright red.
The builder went to the front door and yelled "GREEN SIDE UP!"
When he went back into the house, she told him that the next room was to be tan.
The builder went to the front door and yelled "GREEN SIDE UP!"
When he came back, the lady was pretty curious,
so she asked him "I keep telling you colours,
but you go out the front and yell green side up; what is that for?
The builder said,
"Oh don't worry about that, I've got a couple of Kiwis laying the turf out front."

A man was walking home alone late one foggy night,
when behind him he hears:
Walking faster, he looks back and through the fog he makes out the image
of an upright casket banging its way down the middle
of the street toward him.
Terrified, the man begins to run toward his home,
the casket bouncing quickly behind him.
He runs up to his door, fumbles with his keys, opens the door,
rushes in, slams and locks the door behind him.
However, the casket crashes through his door,
with the lid of the casket clapping
on his heels, the terrified man runs.
Rushing upstairs to the bathroom,
the man locks himself in.
His heart is pounding;his head is reeling; his breath is coming in sobbing gasps
.......With a loud CRASH the casket breaks down the door.
Bumping and clapping toward him......
The man SCREAMS and reaches for something, anything,
but all he can find is a bottle of cough syrup!
Desperate, he throws the cough syrup at the casket
.(I hope you're ready for this!!!)...
The coffin stops!

And I think to myself
What a Wonderful World

I have a lot of really great friends in the Southern parts of the States
When Icame accross this , I found it very funny,
having been to this part of the USA three times
1.) Only a true Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption, and that you don't "HAVE" them, -- you "PITCH" them.
2.) Only a true Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens,peas, beans, etc. make up "a mess."
3.) Only a true Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of "yonder."
4.) Only a true Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is - as in: "Going to town, be back directly."
5.) All true Southerners, even babies, know that "Gimme some sugar" is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl on the middle of the table.
6.) All true Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.
7.) Only a true Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. (If the neighbor's trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin'!)
8.) Only true Southerners grow up knowing the difference between "right near" and "a right far piece." They also know that "just down the road" can be 1 mile or 20.
9.) Only a true Southerner both knows and understands the difference between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and po' white trash.
10.) No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.
11.) A true Southerner knows that "fixin'" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.
12.) Only a true Southerner knows that the term "booger" can be a resident of the nose, a descriptive, as in "that ol' booger," a first name or something that jumps out at you in the dark and scares you senseless.
13.) Only true Southerners make friends while standing in lines. We don't do "queues", we do "lines," and when we're "in line," we talk to everybody!
14.) Put 100 true Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they're related, even if only by marriage.
15.) True Southerners never refer to one person as "y'all."
16.) True Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.
17.) Every true Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that redeye gravy is also a breakfast food; and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.
18.) When you hear someone say, "Well, I caught myself lookin' .. ," you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!
19.) Only true Southerners say "sweet tea" and "sweet milk." Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it - we do not like our tea unsweetened. "Sweet milk" means you don't want buttermilk.
20.) And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just say, "Bless her heart" and go your own way.

Sounds good
I'll change my name to Muhammed
and will be there next week

Talking Dog
A guy was driving around the outback and saw a sign in front of a broken down house:
"Talking Dog for Sale.”
He rang the doorbell.
The owner appeared and told him the dog was in the backyard.
The guy went into the backyard and saw a nice looking blue-cattle dog sitting there.
"Do you talk?" he asked.
"Yep," the dog replied.
After the guy recovered from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he said:
"So, what's your story?"
The bluey looked up and said,
"Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young.
I wanted to help the government, so I told the Federal Police.
In no time at all, they had me jetting from country to country,
sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders,
because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.
I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running.
But the jetting around really tired me out,
and I knew I wasn't getting any younger so I decided to settle down.
Signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security,
wandering near suspicious characters and listening in."
"I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals.
I got married, had a bunch of puppies, and now I'm just retired."
The guy was amazed.
He went back inside and asked the owner what he wanted for the dog.
"Ten dollars," the guy said.
"Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?"
"Because he's a liar.
He never did any of that shit."
[thanks Joan Andony]

Here's a video that will have you jumping and jiving all around your computer

Brooks and Dunn............Boot Scootin Boogie

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