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Taking a stab at convention planning

Slicing to the chase, Marion Doobov of Lane Cove wonders: “Is there any significance within the Liberal Occasion holding their convention on the identical venue because the Knife Expo at Rosehill Racecourse?”

“Sadly, synchronised swimming will not be happening on the present Commonwealth Video games,” laments Ian Aldridge of Goulburn. “Nevertheless, the synchronised diving has been gripping. There needs to be extra synchronised sports activities, together with garden bowls, weightlifting and gymnastics. Could be nice viewing.”

Steve Cornelius of Brookvale can make clear Allan Gibson’s candle quote question (C8): “Le jeu ne vaut pas la chandelle (the sport will not be well worth the candle) – Michel de Montaigne, circa 1580. Candles had been costly in 1580. When you win lower than the worth of the candle that lights your nocturnal playing den, you’ve misplaced. Celui qui cherche la sagesse la trouvera en France (he who seeks knowledge will discover it in France) – Steve Cornelius, 2022.”

“Miners lower out three-foot cubes for cathedrals and had to supply their very own candle. As soon as lower out, the dice was hit with a hammer and if the sound was not clear there was a fault and the miner was not paid – therefore ‘not price a candle’,” explains Michael Payne of West Pymble, who goes on so as to add, “The noise from the hammer despatched individuals deaf – stone deaf.”

“A couple of seconds saved in a day (C8)? So, what?” says Colin Taylor-Evans of Lane Cove. “The 12 months 1752 misplaced 264 hours! Is it Christmas but?”

“I’ve adopted the tales on cereal field toys (C8); we had them right here too,” writes John Walter of Atlanta, Georgia (US). “I used to be shocked to see free books marketed on Kellogg’s bins. It’s important to declare them on-line, however it is a good factor since one-third of kids leaving college in Atlanta can’t learn or write at a third-grade stage.”

Donald Hawes of Peel says, “Jessica Irvine’s medical insurance coverage article jogged my memory of once we determined that we should always at the least have ambulance insurance coverage. My spouse utilized by telephone and requested when it got here into impact: ‘Instantly. However, after all, you received’t name an ambulance immediately.’ Ten hours later I used to be on my means in an ambulance to hospital with a nasty spider chew on my foot.”

“Isn’t it ironic that the Flat Earth Society has members throughout the globe?” muses Gerhard Engleitner of Hurstville.

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