While the electioneering madness of the past month is now behind us, this contribution from Warwick Artis of Bathurst paints a picture of the extent of the desperation. «I asked our local member’s leaflet guy if the candidate would support suggestions to provide access through Medicare to IVF for married pensioners and to remove GST on walker-frames. He was most enthusiastic and promised our local member would support the suggestions.»
Feeling a bit worn out after a particularly busy fortnight, Mark Griffiths of Haberfield was «driving to work Friday morning and passed one of those signs that tells you your speed. However, this time it told me ‘low batt’. How did it know?»
«Better get an even bigger mail box to deal with all the Frank Hyde-isms (C8) you are going to receive,» warned David Davies of Callala Beach. It wasn’t quite that dramatic, although a separate filter was almost needed to sort all the times Danny Boy was mentioned.
This story from Con Vaitsas of Ashbury demonstrates just how beloved Frank Hyde (C8) was and is. «Before Frank Hyde died he was the special guest at the annual Frank Hyde Shield match at Henson Park. After being introduced he burst into song — the classic Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs Murphy’s Chowder? During half time, when asked about the game, he said he’d sing a song — and sang Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs Murphy’s Chowder? At the end of the game when he was thanked for attending, he said he wanted to sing a song for us, and sang Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs Murphy’s Chowder? We still gave him loud applause as though it was the first time we were hearing the song.»
Peter Copes of Hong Kong was «unsure of which rugby announcer (C8) was responsible for this gem: ‘He went into the ruck optimistically and came out misty optically’.» Granny’s advice — change the code from rugby to AFL, insert the name (Tony) Liberatore at the front and change the ruck to pack. This quip is one of the finest from AFL commentator Dennis Cometti.
Not an eagle or albatross but still a hole birdied? While walking past North Ryde Golf Course David Trevena of East Ryde «saw a large crow land across the other side of Lane Cove Road with a golf ball in its beak. It looked a trifle confused when its catch rolled away — the same was probably true of the ball’s owner, wondering where the ball got to.»