Re: Australia hilarity

Damien Broderick (
Thu, 01 Jul 1999 11:06:45 +0000

At 05:30 PM 30/06/99 -0400, Brian wrote:


where I learned that

< Two-up - betting on the toss of

                                 two coins - is practically a
                                 national pastime. >


Perhaps this was written by someone who was last here in 1937. We don't even *have* coins usable for that purpose any longer. (Pennies went out back in the '60s, I dimly recall.)

Now one-armed bandits and Lotto - yes, those forms of the moron tax are on the galloping increase. Oh, and speaking of `galloping'...

Damien Broderick