November 3, 2008

“There is nothing funny about Halloween…”

Filed under: Animals, Blogs, Just Plain Weird, music, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 8:43 am

Man, I hate Halloween. Let me put this in perspective for you. Halloween is NOT an Australian holiday. We don’t have the cultural background for it. We don’t have the consumer hype for it. We don’t have… well, we’re not crazy like you are in America. But still, every year, there are those dozen or so local families that think “yeah, it’d be super awesome if I took my kids around to annoy every single on of my neighbours I haven’t deigned to talk to all year…” And so they dress their nine-year-olds up like goth hookers, they march them around to your house, they scowl at you if your poor confused dog makes so much as a peep at them and their shrieking brood, and then look at you with disgust when all you can dig up in the way of confectionary for the little monsters is a handful of licorice allsorts because, let’s face it, this isn’t America and we don’t do Halloween. Plus, a bunch of drunk guys dressed as ghosts kicked down all the trees in my street. I kind of liked those…

Rant over. Well, over-ish. Let’s get down to business, shall we?

1) Last reference back to Halloween, I swear. As annoying as my neighbours are, at least nothing got quite as weird as this. You Americans! “Hey, it’s a national confectionary-based holiday! I know, let’s humiliate our household pets!” If you’re with me, say “aargh”. Or “woof”. But mostly “aargh”…

2) Actually, the previous is a pretty good segue into the next site. A never-ending treasure trove of stupidity, schadenfreude and clever photography, FailBlog will never disappoint. Plus, what’s funnier than making fun of Engrish, people??

3) Another goodie from one of my “learn new web stuff” course colleagues from YouTube. If anyone knows what country (I assume European?) this particular Idol clip is from, please let me know, I will visit there as a reward! (Note: you can hardly blame this woman, the singer in question IS rather hard to understand!)




    Btw, I thought this site would be to your liking:

    Comment by kalafudra — November 4, 2008 @ 6:13 am

  2. Oh, and do you want to see what Austria has to offer?

    (be sure to watch it to the end, it’s five minutes well spent.)



    (don’t miss the body builder)

    Great stuff. And not all, by far.

    Comment by kalafudra — November 4, 2008 @ 7:06 am

  3. Oooh, wonderful! Let me wipe the tears from my eyes!
    I love Europe so much!!!

    Comment by liberrydwarf — November 10, 2008 @ 8:07 am

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