Daily Archives: January 23, 2008

A couple of people who have linked to me recently…

Thanks. 🙂



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This just about nails it, I think. More on "Is Australia a Christian Country?"

At the beginning of Chapter 10 of Corrupting the Youth: a history of philosophy in Australia, James Franklin quotes Lord Castlereagh’s instructions to William Bligh (1805):

In a Settlement, where the irregular and immoral habits of the Parents are likely to leave their Children in a state peculiarly exposed to suffer from similar vices, you will feel the peculiar necessity that the Government should interfere in behalf of the rising generation and by the exertion of authority as well as encouragement, endeavour to educate them in religious as well as industrious habits.

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I find this very sad

Heath Ledger dead

Australian actor Heath Ledger has been found dead in his Manhattan apartment, possibly of a drug overdose.

Police spokesman Paul Browne has confirmed Perth-born Ledger, 28, was found dead by a housekeeper at his apartment in the trendy SoHo neighbourhood.

See also Enough Rope March 2003.

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M back in Buenos Aires

… and attempting to find an earlier flight back to Oz. Otherwise he will be there for a while in February. I gather finding flights is not easy.

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When you’re over 60 and, well, you know, this makes a change…


… women throwing themselves at you, I mean. Take Ekaterina for example:

Hello Dear!

How are you? I hope that all good for you and you will read my letter with a interest. Ok. I got your e-mail through internet dating agency. I gave my letter to agency and they have told that my letter will be send to man in Australia!!!! I want to arrive to Australia and I have good chance for this. I need only man who can meet me in Australia and probably we can to develop our relations. Ok. My name is Ekaterina. I’m from Yoshkar-Ola, Russia.

My measurements: 32B – 24 – 34, Height: 5 ‘ 2 “, Weight: 115 lbs
Hair: Fair-haired
Eyes: Black
Star Sign: Scorpion

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Posted by on January 23, 2008 in diversions, personal, weirdness, www