Karmic Hairiness here I come…

THE CHALLENGE. A man (Captain Savage – a man who is about to become less hairy). A woman (the beautiful Rose). A quest. To earn enough karmic points by Christmas to be reincarnated as Something Nice. Ok I think I’m back on track, maybe this week I could be a lemur, they seem to have so much fun…

Those tails are just so cute, and those orange eyes…

Well what has happened during Week 30?

This week has been a week of Savage achievement, well not for this particular Savage, but for the lovely and engaging little Miss J…  as her dad, I am just so proud…

My daughter has always been the apple of my eye, and I’m enormously proud of her, as I’m sure all fathers are, in a most one-eyed fashion. But this week is rather special for me in relation to Miss J. Every time I spend time with her I encourage her reading, I even bought her a Kindle and loaded it up with nearly 100 classic books (from the dead writers society, you know the free ones), plus also a lot of kids type books too.

Miss J took to reading like a duck to water and at first I read to her, then we read together, with me putting on silly character voices, now Miss J reads to me, and does a really good job of it too. And at 8 years of age she is reading books I didn’t read until I was much older. She is currently reading Moby Dick, and not the comic book version either.

No, this isn’t Miss J, but you get the idea…

Not only is she good at reading, she writes pretty well as well, much better than I do, at least so she tells me whenever she get the chance. She has already been a contributor to this blog, refer… The Crazy Dream, which was her first contribution.

Then there is her sometimes infuriating habit of being quicker than my calculator at working out mathematics… Nobody likes a smarty-pants Miss J…

This would be her if she had half a chance, up showing off…

So why are you so proud of Miss J this week?

Well this week my ex-wife received my daughter’s NAPLAN report from her school… And she (Miss J) did really good… Better than even I, as her ever proud daddy, could have hoped…

Say What Capt., Her what? report?

Her NAPLAN report, ok, well it’s The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. It is an everyday part of the school calendar and has been since 2008. NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling and numeracy.

Little Miss J has been assessed as being in the top 1% of kids of her age for reading, creative writing and mathematical ability, I was totally blown away…

And I am so proud of you Miss J

So now Miss J is being given opportunities for special tutoring and extra classes, and I know where she gets it from… Well I’ll keep telling myself that regardless Rose…

So I must be doing something right?

But there is one little white cloud on the sunny horizon for little Miss J, she is cursed like me with the same issues that I suffered from at school, and which made me sometimes be, to quote fake Roman, Mr Sporticus Clumsicus.

My parents often wondered how the hell I lived through my childhood sometimes. But I’m kind of hopeful that little Miss J can, just like I eventually did, learn to make the most of her limited sporting capacity. Yes I eventually made the school athletics and cross-country teams (I think they were desperate actually). I would also have made the curly-headed, shortsighted, nerd team too, but they didn’t want to own up to having that team at my school.

So what about Karma for this week Capt?

Well, obviously this week I want to be reincarnated as Miss J, and hopefully live a highly successful life as a child prodigy/genius…

But actually I think I have earned a few Karmic Coins from the fountain.

Here we go, a few coins in a very famous fountain…

I have added to my collection of Karmic Karma raising activities by once again becoming a MoBro…

A Mo-What Capt?

Well every year for the last 9 years I have been shaving my face clean on the 1st of November and then growing a variety of hairy caterpillars on my upper lip, yep, growing Moustaches for Movember.

Here are a couple of lovely examples of Movember Moustaches

And what is Movember about?

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Australia and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health.

Registering at www.movember.com, guys then start Movember 1st with a clean-shaven face and then for the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo growing efforts.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

At the end of the month, Mo Bros and their female supporters (known as Mo Sistas) celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember.

Want to help me to raise money for Movember?

Well you can, I have just set up my fundraising page, still got to finish putting up info and arrange my own Movember events, but you are welcome to chip in and support men’s health. My Movember site is at http://mobro.co/TheSavageMO, check it out!!!

How has the Beautiful Rose gone, well in a Karmic Sense? (She’s been gone in a few other senses for a while now…)

Well Rose has been fully occupied with lots and lots of things, all which are earning her mountains of Karma. She has taken her son, the incredibly debonair and intelligent (intimidatingly) Mr F, on an expedition to the beautiful Blue Mountains (where else would someone as beautiful as Rose go?).

The Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains

Rose has been doing wonderful things with the gorgeous and delightfully cheeky (shows no respect for us adults at all) Miss M.

She has also been doing heaps and heaps for her family…

As well as cleaning her house and getting it all fixed up too…

Let’s just admit it, Rose has been a very busy little vegemite!!!

See a Happy Little Vegemite, even has Rosy cheeks Rose…

So Week 30, what’s the score?

Well I’ll leave that up to the delicious Rose, what do you reckon I should put in for our scores?

Week No. Week Ending Rose’s Weekly Tally Rose’s Running Total Capt’s Weekly Tally Capt’s Running Total
15

4/07/2012

200

406

50

205

16

11/07/2012

10

416

15

220

17

18/07/2012

10

426

20

240

18

25/07/2012

5

431

25

265

19

1/08/2012

5

436

20

285

20

8/08/2012

10

446

25

310

21

15/08/2012

15

461

30

340

22

22/08/2012

1

462

15

355

23

29/08/2012

1

463

15

370

24

5/09/2012

1

464

15

385

25

12/09/2012

1

465

15

400

26

19/09/2012

1

466

15

415

27

26/09/2012

1

467

15

430

28

3/10/2012

1

468

15

445

29

10/10/2012

1

469

5

450

30

17/10/2012

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#VALUE!

?

#VALUE!

Come on Rose, what’s the score?

Capt. Savage

Soon to be hairy lipped (Moustached)

Help me pick my Movember style below…




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The Capt. Hits the Karmic Accelerator… Week 29 on Steriods… And no concerns about anti-doping tests

THE CHALLENGE. A man (Captain Savage – a man with a Pink heart). A woman (Rose). A quest. To earn enough karmic points by Christmas to be reincarnated as Something Nice. Ok so maybe I’ve been a bit slack, but now I’m seeing Pink…

Ah Rose, you are such an inspiration to me…

Let me count the ways…

Well there is Mr. L, who you visit and who is now enjoying see you much more since the weather is allowing you to wear clothing that reveals more of Rosy-ness, see Week 27 – Wear a Low Cut Dress for Jesus!, for more sordid details. And I know what a trial Mr. L can be for you, just cast your mind back to… The Karmic Challenge – Week 19′s Bloodthirsty Pensioner Strikes Again!! .

Then there are the many causes you support such as the two kids you sponsor, see kounting-the-karma for details. Let’s also not forget the lovely old lady you visited prior to Mr. L.

Then of course there are your many animal causes, such as your recent ‘Anti Live Sheep Exports’ activities.

Rose joined the throng (mostly women I noticed), protesting violently (in the rain)

Also, there is the food you generously gave to the Cat Lady (the women who refused to part with one of her pussies to me), see Karmic Challenge – the Second Week! With lots and lots of pussy tails (and the rest of the cats as well).

Too be honest there are just too many Karmic efforts Rose for me to count them all, last but not least is your preservation and support of glue factory candidates, i.e. your own lovely little Clipsie, who you bought for your daughter to ride from someone who forgot to tell you she was blind. Many other people would have done otherwise, but you kept her, and are still making sure she is looked after.

Here is Clipsie with the divine Miss M and one of her friends

SO Rose, where will all this Karma take you? What reincarnation awaits you?

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Well Capt, How about your Karmic struggle this week?

The other day I started to think about how fortunate I am to be alive, I know that sounds a bit morbid, but quite a few friends, relatives of friends, and members of my family, have been taken by the big “C” (Cancer).

SO this week I decided to burn rubber on my side of the Karmic Challenge…

So when someone suggested the idea of running a Pink Ribbon Breakfast, I leapt at the idea, well not the Breakfast bit, I like getting into work after breakfast, not for breakfast. So I decided that a morning tea would be better, so at the moment I am madly running around my workplace arranging a venue and people to make things for the morning tea.

Maybe this is something people will be munching at my Pink Ribbon Morning Tea…

Ok, so what is Pink Ribbon Day all about?

National Pink Ribbon Day is the major fund-raising activity of the National Breast Cancer Foundation in Australia. People can buy pins, badges, wristbands or just donate money to support cancer research.

Who does the money go to?

To the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) who are the leading community-funded organisation in Australia raising money for research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer. The NBCF works with the public and other sponsors to raise funds and to support cancer research.

Since the NBCF was established in 1994, $81 million has been awarded to fund over 300 Australian-based research projects across every state and territory to improve the health and wellbeing of those affected by breast cancer.

Their goal is to achieve zero death from breast cancer by 2030. With 38 Australians diagnosed each day and eight losing their battle, there is still much to do.

(Note it’s a Morning Tea not a Breakfast)

My Aim is?

To raise $1,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (at a minimum). You can support my Morning Tea by making donations at… Support Capt. Savage’s Pink Ribbon Day Morning Tea

Yep, there will be plenty of clinking of cups and saucers at my Pink Ribbon Day Morning Tea…

What other Karmic Efforts have you made this week Capt?

Well, almost inspired by Rose, I’ve decided to do my best to support a horse event, well actually more accurately I’ve volunteered to help run a Melbourne Cup luncheon.

OK, so what is the Melbourne Cup?

The Melbourne cup is the horse race that practically stops a nation (Australia if you hadn’t guessed). You can get more details at this Melbourne Cup link.

Here are a couple of likely candidates riding in the Melbourne Cup last year…

I’m not sure that Rose will actually approve of this little effort, as it’s probably more about exploitation of horses than supporting them, but you never know, maybe she’ll join me at the luncheon on the day? Chicken and Champagne anyone?

So Rose, why don’t we make the target 750 points by Christmas, are you game enough?

Well I haven’t compared notes with Rose, but given our collective scores I think we need to bump the target. Because surely Rose you are already inline to be reincarnated as the woman who won the lottery, or married Bill Gates (but a hairier, more muscular, less nerdy version, but still EXTREMELY rich). I can picture you now, living out your days on your idyllic country retreat, surrounded by cuddly animals, and lots and lots of grandkids… (this concept probably would scare the pants off Miss M I think).

So What is the Karmic Tally for this week?

Week No. Week Ending Rose’s Weekly Tally Rose’s Running Total Capt’s Weekly Tally Capt’s Running Total
15 4/07/2012 200 406 50 205
16 11/07/2012 10 416 15 220
17 18/07/2012 10 426 20 240
18 25/07/2012 5 431 25 265
19 1/08/2012 5 436 20 285
20 8/08/2012 10 446 25 310
21 15/08/2012 15 461 30 340
22 22/08/2012 1 462 15 355
23 29/08/2012 1 463 15 370
24 5/09/2012 1 464 15 385
25 12/09/2012 1 465 15 400
26 19/09/2012 1 466 15 415
27 26/09/2012 1 467 15 430
28 3/10/2012 1 468 15 445
29 10/10/2012  ?? Rose  ?? Capt.

Capt. Savage

(Don’t forget, donations to Capt. Savage’s Pink Breakfast are more than welcome at Capt. Savage’s Pink Ribbon Morning Tea)

I Love a Sunburnt Country…

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My Country
by Dorothea Mackellar

The love of field and coppice,
Of green and shaded lanes,
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins.
Strong love of grey-blue distance
Brown streams and soft, dim skies-
I know but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel sea,
Her beauty and her terror-
The wide brown land for me.

The stark white ring-barked forests
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold hush of noon.
Green tangle of the brushes,
Where lithe lianas coil,
And orchids deck the tree-tops
And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When, sick at heart, around us
We see the cattle die-
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the Rainbow Gold,
For flood and fire and famine,
She pays us back threefold.
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
That filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze…

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand-
Though earth holds many splendors,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.

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This one of my greatest memories from my school days, we all had to learn this poem at my school, for some reason I can only remember the second verse, but even so, a great poem about Australia. Its no wonder people from Somalia and Afghanistan want to come here.

Enjoyed the second episode of ‘Go Back To Where You Came From’, see my post from yesterday at https://captsavage.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/1384/. When I have finished watching the 3rd episode tomorrow night, I’ll do another post about it and also my long awaited ‘Karmic Challenge’ post, although Rose has beaten me to it, see http://butimbeautiful.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/the-karmic-challenge-week-22-rose-has-a-lovely-personality-apparently/

Capt. Savage
(Glad not to be a Somalian or an Afghan)

Go Back To Where You Came From… A great 2nd series so far!!!

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http://www.sbs.com.au/goback/

I watched a very interesting program on the Australian TV channel SBS tonight, and then watched the online discussion, so no time to do a Karmic Challenge post tonight (Sorry Rose). The program was the 2nd series about boat people or so-called illegal immigrants. In this series 6 ‘prominent’ Australians are introduced to former illegal immigrants and then sent to Somalia and Afghanistan to experience what it is like from the other side of the fence. I found the first episode very interesting, especially the reactions of the participants as they became deeper and deeper involved in the experience, and the obvious danger of day to day life in the two countries they had been sent to.

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Here is the reaction of one participant to being in Somalia

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And everyone was happy to be in Afghanistan too (not)

Will it change the attitudes of any of them

Not so far, but this is only the first instalment of promises to be a very interesting and perhaps challenging second series. If anyone from overseas wants to see the series, you can watch it online http://www.sbs.com.au/goback/videos and join in the online discussion pages and pose questions as well. I am going to watch the next episode with interest, but I enjoyed the first one, shocked by the conditions in Somalia, more than Afghanistan, as the former doesn’t get much coverage but the latter gets plenty (mostly about coalition soldiers being killed unfortunately).

Capt. Savage (An interested observer)

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Another Savage Top 10 – My deadly residents of Canberra

Is Australia really a Dangerous Place?

Yes, Australia is an extremely scary place, isn’t it, how can you possibly expect to survive? Well, I have and I’ve been walking around Australia since 1961 (I really am that old), and the point is that I am still walking around.

And yes, I know we’ve got all kinds of venomous snakes and spiders, plus sharks, crocodiles, killer jellyfish and a whole host of other venomous things. But is the fear of Australia’s creatures really justified. Let’s look at the facts.

  • Snakes: With 41 recorded deaths between 1980 and 2009, snake deaths in Australia average out at less than two per year.
  • Spiders: Nobody in Australia has died from a spider bite since 1979 after the successful introduction of antivenom for all native species.
  • Sharks: Accounted for 25 deaths between 2000 and (March) 2012 in Australia, about 2 a year.
  • Crocodiles: Historically, crocodiles account for less than one death per year here in Australia, although that is increasing slightly as the crocodile population rises following the ban on crocodile hunting in 1971.
  • Blue Ringed Octopus: Just 3 recorded deaths in the last century.
  • Stonefish: One unconfirmed death by stonefish in 1915.
  • Cone Snails: I could find no recorded deaths from cone snails in Australia whatsoever.
  • Killer Jellyfish: Jellyfish account for (at time of writing) 66 deaths since records began in 1883. The box jellyfish was responsible for 64 deaths, and the Irukandji the other two. It sounds a lot, but still less than one death per year, more like just half a death per year.

So Australia’s dangerous creatures kill about five people a year.

So what are Australia’s worst killers!

  • Here in Australia, about 20 people a year die from horse riding accidents.
  • Around 10 people per year in Australia die from European Honey Bee stings after going into anaphylactic shock.
  • And around 300 people a year drown.
  • And in 2011 1,295 people died in road accidents

So the best advice I would give anyone about staying safe in Australia would be nothing to do with avoiding scary creatures. It would be “swim between the flags” if you are going to take a dip in the sea. Or better still, don’t hire a car here, travel by bus, train, taxi or air.

Does that put it into perspective?

Source: http://www.bobinoz.com/migration-advice/australias-killer-creatures-the-truth-about-deaths/

So what deadly creatures do infest Canberra Capt?

The Sydney funnel-web spider (Atrax robustus)

Funnel-web spider venom is highly toxic, and all species should be considered potentially dangerous. Males roam at night, especially during or after rain, and may enter houses. Bites by males of two large species, the Sydney funnel-web and northern tree funnel-web, have resulted in death.

So here is some good advice, if you are camping or out and about in Canberra:

  • wear gloves when gardening
  • know what a burrow looks like
  • wear shoes when walking
  • close tent flaps
  • carefully shake out any footwear, clothes and sleeping bags left on the ground overnight, as the spiders hide during the day.

First aid if bitten:

  • keep calm
  • move only if necessary
  • if a limb is bitten, apply pressure bandage to bite area and around limb towards heart
  • immobilise limb with a splint
  • collect spider specimen (even if squashed)
  • seek medical aid as soon as possible.

Next are the slippery snakes…

Eastern Brown Snake or Common Brown Snake – Highly venomous

The Eastern Brown Snake is slender, but can grow to lengths of more than 2m. It has a small head. The snakes’ colouring ranges from tan, through brown to almost black. The underside is pale yellow, with small dark-orange blotches. Adults tend to be un-patterned. Juveniles have quite a different appearance to adults, with a black head, yellowish body and often narrow black bands across the body and tail.

And lookout, there are loads of similar species

There are a number of other snakes which occur in the Canberra region which can be confused with the Eastern Brown Snake. Confusion is especially common between juvenile Eastern Brown Snakes and other species. The Black-headed Snake (Suta spectabilis dwyer) has a much darker body and tail than the juvenile Eastern Brown. Juvenile Eastern Brown Snakes are also mistaken for Highland Copperhead (Austrelaps ramsayi), however, the copperhead doesn’t occur in the Canberra urban area. The Mainland Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus) is another snake which can be confused with the juvenile Eastern Brown, although like the Highland Copperhead, Mainland Tiger Snakes do not inhabit the urban areas of Canberra. The head of the Mainland Tiger Snake is bigger than the Eastern Brown, and when threatened, tiger snakes will hiss loudly, and flatten their head and neck.

(Source ACT Urban Services)

Red-Bellied Black Snake – Highly venomous

Tiger Snake – Highly venomous

Curl Snake – Highly venomous

Death Adder – Extremely venomous (seriously dangerous if this sucker bites you)

Death adders are mainly active at night and unlike most other snakes, death adders will not necessarily retreat when approached. This makes them more easily trodden upon or disturbed by the unwary. However, they are often less likely than other venomous snakes to strike unless actually touched, but great caution is still advised.

Southern Copperhead Snake – Highly venomous

The Red-Back Spider

Redback spiders, Latrodectus hasselti, are almost too familiar to need description. Mature female redbacks are jet black spiders with a variable red stripe on the back of their spherical abdomen. Immature females are smaller, usually brown with whitish markings. Their tough, untidy webs are usually near the ground with the spider hiding in a shelter tucked in a corner, often guarding her round woolly egg sacs. Male redback spiders are rarely seen. They are small and brown with red and white markings. Redback spiders are found throughout Australia, in drier habitats and built-up areas. They are common in dry places around buildings, outdoor furniture, machinery and stacked materials.

In the bush, redback spiders nest under logs and rocks. There is some evidence to suggest that redbacks are not native to Australia. Redback spider bites usually occur when part of the body comes in direct contact with the spider or its web.

And yes you should check around the toilet seat in case of Red-Backs, you just never know…

And here is one for the girls – after mating – the tiny male redbacks are eaten by the much larger female.

Redback spiders are not aggressive, and rarely leave the web. But they are still seriously venomous, you should note that after a bite, the onset of pain may be delayed for five minutes then increase in intensity. Subsequent symptoms vary but have included: nausea; vomiting; abdominal or generalised pain; sweating; restlessness; palpitations; weakness; muscle spasm; fever (Sounds like me before and during a date). But seriously, anyone bitten by a redback spider should seek medical attention.

Eastern or Common Bearded Dragon

These guys aren’t really venomous, but they do have a nasty bite which often causes problems from infection (bacteria). The Bearded Dragon is a large lizard, sometimes growing to over 50cm, averaging around 40cm. The most obvious feature is its extendable throat which looks like a beard. They are grey to brown in colour with only faint markings (except on juveniles which have pale blotches on each side of the back). The interior of the mouth is yellow. The dragon has spines on the back of the head, on the beard and running down the side of the body. The body is short, while the tail is very long.

The Eastern Water Dragon

These guys are also non-venomous, but do have a nasty bite. They are grey to olive-brown, with black bars running across the body and tail. Adults can reach around 90cm total length, with an average of around 60cm. A row of spines runs from the back of the head down the body and tail.

Capt. Savage

(And yes I always check under the toilet seat, especially as the females eat the males…)

Hopscotch Films – The Sapphires, a real feel good movie

Pictures and material from Hopscotch Films.

The Sapphires… A real feel good movie

I went out tonight and gave the old Internet Dating wheel a spin, it was actually a pleasant night a lovely lady. Nothing romantic happening, just a nice pleasant evening, a good dinner followed by a really great musical romp through outback Australia and then Vietnam. The film is set in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, and tells the tale of a family of Aboriginal singers who form a group and get to tour South Vietnam to entertain the troops.

I really enjoyed this film, not because it had a deep and meaningful plot, or that it was clever or original, but because it was honest, old-fashioned enjoyment. There was a little bit of moralising about the treatment of blacks in Australia, as there should be, I don’t agree with painting over our history, good or bad. There were also some reminders about the events in Vietnam, and racial discrimination, but it was not the main focus of the film, which was definitely the music.

Here are some samples of the music from the film, and the soulful voice of Jessica Mauboy.


What A Man – Jessica Mauboy


Who’s Loving You? – Jessica Mauboy


I Can’t Help Myself – Jessica Mauboy

And the best part… let’s hear it for the Real Sapphires

“The Sapphires feature film is inspired by a true story about four extraordinary Aboriginal women, sisters Laurel Robinson, Lois Peeler and their cousins Beverley Briggs and Naomi Mayers. Yorta Yorta women born along the Murray River, they were part of an extended family of brothers and sisters who regularly sang together during the 1960’s and 70’s. Sisters Laurel and Lois toured Vietnam in the late 1960’s singing to the American troops -­ an extraordinary achievement for two young Aboriginal women, considering that Aboriginal people had just received the right to vote.

All four women still live in Australia. Naomi Mayers has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Medical Service for 30 years. Beverly and Laurel have tirelessly worked by her side striving to improve the health of the Aboriginal community. Naomi received an Order of Australia Medal in 1984. Lois Peeler became Australia’s first Aboriginal model and is now the Executive Director of Worawa Aboriginal College, a secondary education facility for young Aboriginal Women, founded by one of her seven sisters the late Hyllus Maris. Lois is also the former head of Aboriginal Tourism Australia.”

Source: http://www.hopscotchfilms.com.au/the-sapphires-film/the-real-sapphires/

Now did the lady (your date) enjoy the movie?

Yes she seemed to, but it’s hard to tell when you are laughing at it as hard as she was. She even got emotional a couple of times during the few tear jerker moments that this genre of film is really good at, not me of course, I’m a man… I think we both enjoyed the movie, no strike that, I know I did anyway.

Will there be another date Capt?

I don’t know, maybe, it’s nice to go out with someone without there being any pressure or expectations of anything happening apart from enjoying yourself.

Now here is a man crying… And is it just me, or does Robin Williams have REALLY hairy arms? And Yes Rose, I know that you REALLY love that… (hairiness) 🙂

Capt. Savage

(Totally enjoyed watching the Sapphires, a real feel good romp)

Toilet Humour? Or is it Art?

 


Celebrities drop their pants in protest

A surreal human sculpture has been installed by artist Andrew Baines at Henley Beach in Adelaide to protest a lack of public toilets at the beach.

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) 7pm TV News NSW

Had to laugh at the ‘Only in Adelaide’ story. Now I’m not sure if this story is ‘Art’ or just a comment of what one person thinks is ‘Art’. But the message is relevant as today we seem to have a distinct shortage of toilets in Australian parks sometimes, even in places so well planned as Canberra. And you think that we would have heaps considering the place is infested with politicians speak nothing but crap…

Here is Tony Abbott, possibly the next Australian Prime Minister, standing in front of crap

I had a similar experience on the weekend, went for a walk with a friend and found that I needed to use the loo (toilet, karzi, thunderbox, dunny, whatever). And do you think I could find a public toilet that wasn’t broken? And at my delicate age my toilet endurance is not what it used to be. Maybe I need to start walking with an astronaut’s equipment, there were some useful inventions from the space program you know, like this one…


Capt. Savage
(Adult Diapers, bring them on…)