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July 1, 2013 3:36 AM   Subscribe

From Australia Day 2011 to Australia Day 2012 (26 January, natch) John Thompson posted a different Australian folk song on his blog each day, starting with Mortom Bay and ending of course with Waltzing Matilda. For those who'd like the full audio visual Aussie folk experience, there's also Raymond Crooke's Youtube playlist.
posted by MartinWisse (7 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
According to the omnipresent Wikipedia, the reason he was interested in tying down kangaroos has to do with preserving his animal legacy. At very least, watch me wallabies feed, mate.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:55 AM on July 1, 2013


But they tanned his hide when he died, Clyde, and they nailed it up to the shed. Or so I've been told.
posted by Halloween Jack at 4:31 AM on July 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Keep me cockatoo cool is a decidely Aussie imperative. We here in the West have every intention of honoring the diversity of species that abounds in the Australian pseudo-continent, so it's not necessary to single out a particular species, such as the cockatoo, for special thermogenic treatment.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:21 AM on July 1, 2013


Moreton Bay, if you give a fig for correct spelling.
posted by Joe in Australia at 5:38 AM on July 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


Worth two favourites for that youtube playlist alone. Best of the web indeed.
posted by adamt at 5:46 AM on July 1, 2013


Didgeridoos can also be used as enormous bongs. Me and my friends do it all the time.

"Want to tie a kangaroo down?" I'll say. Which is code for "want to smoke with my big didgeridoo?"
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:08 AM on July 1, 2013


"Want to tie a kangaroo down?" I'll say. Which is code for "want to smoke with my big didgeridoo?"

Which is code for...?
posted by MartinWisse at 9:02 AM on July 1, 2013


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