Monthly Archives: May 2005

Into the Wild

After following Shackleton for his adventure in The Heart of the Antarctic it was time for a change of pace in the reading. I have moved onto a more current adventure title; Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. Having enjoyed … Continue reading

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This is why I forward jokes :)

This is why I forward jokes 🙂 A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that the dog … Continue reading

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On This Day

29 May 1953, Hillary and Tenzing conquer Everest 1953: Hillary and Tenzing conquer Everest  [BBC] The New Zealander Edmund Hillary, and the Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, have become the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the Nepal-Tibet … Continue reading

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The Man from Snowy FairyTale

Science finally beat the Man from Snowy River. A battle for heritage By Melissa Fyfe, May 28, 2005 [AGE] The horse is Kip. The young man is Adam. Here on top of Mount Stirling they normally feel at home. But … Continue reading

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Alpine National Park … or cow Paddock?

“The Federal Government has moved to over rule the Victorian Government to allow cattle grazing to continue in Victoria’s Alpine National Park.” …. I see, now why haven’t they moved to return cattle grazing to Kosci and Namadgi? Oh, that’d … Continue reading

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Too Hot?

CKE Restaurants may have got a little more attention than they initially bargained for … the Carl’s Jr. commercial, featuring Paris Hilton in a revealing bathing suit, lathering up a Bentley with a ‘BBQ Six Dollar Burger’ to the tune … Continue reading

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Hell on Wheels

“Hell on Wheels” is currently enjoying a strictly limited theatrical season in Australia, with screenings in Melbourne (Nova Cinema, from May 19). Hell on Wheels (PG) [NOVA] Terrific documentary about the Tour de France Now over 100 years old, Le … Continue reading

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