Monthly Archives: April 2006

three-cornered contest, then

“In the unlikely event of losing Pascal’s Wager, I intend to saunter into Judgement Day with a bookshelf full of grievances, a flaming sword of my own devising, and a serious attitude problem.”
(Rick Moen)

from Churchill

“If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
(Winston Churchill)

found on linux-aus

“Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all and the earth itself to nobody.”
(Jean Jacques Rosseau)

one from Churchill

“A fanatic is a person who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”
(Winston Churchill)

from the Monastery

“I seem to have my life in reverse. When I was a wee’un, it seemed perfectly normal that one could pick up the phone and speak to anybody else in the world who also has a phone. Now I’m older and more experienced, I’m amazed that this could possibly work.”
(Peter Corlett)

quote of the day

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”
(Nelson Henderson)

Six White Boomers

Early on one Christmas Day, a Joey Kanga-roo
Was far from home and lost in a great big zoo
Mummy, where’s my mummy, they’ve taken her a-way
We’ll help you find your mummy son, hop on the sleigh

Up beside the bag of toys, little Joey hopped
But they had’nt gone far when Santa stopped
Un-harnessed all the reindeer and Joey wondered why
Then he heard a far off booming in the sky.

Six white boomers, snow white boomers
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun
Six white boomers, snow white boomers
.. On his Aus-tra-lian run

Pretty soon old Santa began to feel the heat
Took his fur-lined boots off to cool his feet
Into one popped Joey, feeling quite OK
While those old man kangaroos kept pulling on the sleigh

Joey said to Santa, Santa, what about the toys
Aren’t you giving some to these girls and boys
They’ve all got their presents son, we were here last night
This trip is an extra trip, Joey’s special flight

Soon the sleigh was flashing past, right over Marble Bar
Slow down there, cried Santa, it can’t be far
Come up on my lap son, and have a look around
There she is, that’s mummy, bounding up and down

Well that’s the bestest Christmas treat that Joey ever had
Curled up in mother’s pouch all snug and glad
The last they saw was Santa headed northward from the sun
The only year the boomers worked a double run.

[(Harrison - Brown) Ardmore & Beechwood Ltd / EMI (P) 1965]
Arr. Johnnie Spence – Produced by George Martin