Possibly the worst excuse in the world for a public holiday

Yes, it’s Melbourne Cup day which means no work for me today. Does anywhere else in the world have a public holiday for a horse race? I find it mildly embarrassing. Also, as I’m a contractor it means I don’t get paid today. So screw the Melbourne Cup – I’m glad the idiots who went there got rained on.

On a totally unrelated note, here are some angry new bulletins. The first one covers one of the big recent stories, disgraced evangelical Ted Haggard.

The URL for this video is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbx7oi9l7D4

This story is a bit more more obscure, but pretty weird. UK scientist want to combine cow and human DNA:

The URL for this video is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDm-VBkQo9g

And to close off, a bit of a palate cleanser. This is a place I found while I was walking around Melbourne. It’s sort of the anti-Mr Angry zone.

The URL for this video is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buy_99p6GeI

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4 responses to “Possibly the worst excuse in the world for a public holiday

  1. Well, we never got a day off, but I’m only a dirty native Sydney-er. Can’t say I’m the slightest bit interested in a horse race though, I’m kind of glad that I live somewhere where nobody knows or cares about it, that and the cricket…

  2. Only Melbourne metro gets the day off. Everyone else gets a different day off with a different name so we don’t actually get an extra holidy or anything. And the obsession with the Melbourn Cup pisses me off too. thank god football season is over.

  3. I like the quiet place in Melbourne…

    *tippie toes* over to touch the stone and it FALLS over CRASH onto the floor. In later years as the folklore continues it has been said that the one who can replace the stone in it’s rightful place balanced precariously on top of the larger stone will have power power POWER…

    “precious” said in my best Gollum voice.
    😉

  4. That’s a nice take – I’ll try that myself tomorrow.

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