Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Not a big fan

Australia Day, today.

A day that has always been problematic - if you must have a national holiday to celebrate our "one-ness" as a nation, then it needs to be held on a day that isn't the anniversary of when the white fellas turned up and unilaterally moved in on the basis of vacant possession. Add to that the way its become increasingly embarrassingly jingoistic and awash with cheap sentimentality (see also, Anzac Day). And if I see one more goose walking around wearing the flag like a cape ...

On top of that, it's hot, and the fan (pictured) is the only thing standing between me an a complete meltdown.

On the positive side, I got a four day long weekend out of it, which isn't to be sneezed at.

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