Vlad in Oz

Damien Broderick (d.broderick@english.unimelb.edu.au)
Wed, 08 Dec 1999 15:24:22 -0800

At 08:04 PM 7/12/99 -0800, Robert wrote:

>seriously, I've been to Australia, and while it isn't "Paradise"

Yes, it is! Yes, it is! *Look* at that blue sky! *Lie* on that white sand! *Eat* that cheap, abundant food! *Drink* that fine cheap wine! *Ogle* those glorious bods! king

(But then there are these insane net-restrictive laws.)

>I'll lay open claim to having a bit of fun at Damien's expense

Nah, everyone else does, why shouldn't you. :(

Truth be told, though, I'm not especially `patriotic'. I do think I'm fairly lucky to have been born here, having English the global tongue from childhood, in a high tech-ish environment that recently has become richly and rewardingly multi-ethnic. But I do feel the distance from the Great Metropolitan Centers... Even with email and net-contact, we Aussies are small droppings on the arse of the world's briskly wagging tail.

Damien Broderick