Random Musings of a Geek

Geeky words of wisdom and famous rhymes, sayings and lyrics – altered!

The return to “innocence”

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Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I last posted anything new in this blog (a good eight months to be exact, but who’s counting eh?). Apart from being incredibly busy at work, I had a legitimate reason: the birth of my baby boy in February. I have been occupied at work, distracted by a lot of other things, and honestly, just didn’t have the motivation or inspiration to keep blogging on a regular or somewhat regular basis.

In the last couple of weeks though, as a result of having to listen to children’s songs and nursery rhymes over and over (and over and over…), I’m starting to be inspired to kickstart this blog again, though not on any sort of semi-regular basis. I’ll post whenever I come up with something, and that could be on a sporadic basis, but at the very least, it keeps this blog ALIVE!

I’ve always taken great joy in spoofing things and reading some of the stuff I have posted up before, I can’t believe what the hell was going on in my mind when I penned them, but it always puts a smile on my face when I read (or re-read) them. And I hope you, dear reader, get a little bit of joy when reading these random musings, altered lyrics and words of insanity.

Enjoy!

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Written by ianinozzie

24/09/2012 at 10:15

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Being Australian

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Happy Australia Day everybody! Here’s a reworking of Australia’s unofficial anthem, from the point of view from a non-Aussie who’s lived in Australia for the past 10 years:

 

Being Australian (to the tune of Banjo Patterson’s “Waltzing Matilda”)

Only in Au-stray-lia will you find a way of life

And culture defined as “being Aussie”

Mateship and having a go as the underdog

And lots of beaut blokes and sheilas to see!

 

Being Australian, Living in Australia

Driving in a ute or Volkswagon kombi

Make yourself a sanger, smeared with lots of vegemite

Culture we know that’s uniquely Aussie

 

Au-stray-lia is home to lots of unique expressions

Lingo and strange slang such as “No worries!”

From “G’day mate”, “Fair Dinkum”, and someone having a “Fair Go”

Come, “throw a shrimp on the barbie” with me!

 

Being Australia, Slang in Australia

“Strewth”, “Bloody Oath”; terms used by girls and boys

And the chant that identifies the Aussies standing in a crowd

“Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!”

 

Music and arts and sport are all significant

To the Australian way of living

Akka Dakka, The Wiggles, Dame Edna and Steve Irwin,

Let’s all go watch the footy at the ‘G!

 

Being Australian, Culture in Australia

Bradman, Rod Laver, Phar Lap: sporting greats

Farnham, Cold Chisel and Kylie on the radio

Your turn to buy a pot of beer for your mates!

 

Only in Australia will you find exclusive wildlife

Fauna that’s indigenous to this land

Koalas and kangaroos and the oddly shaped platypus

Also snakes and spiders dangerous to man!

 

Being Australian, Living in Australia

Customs and laws that you have to obey

To protect the flora and fauna of this native land

Adhere to these rules if you want to stay!

Written by ianinozzie

26/01/2012 at 11:25

Context Unnecessary – A picture is worth a thousand words

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25/01/2012 at 08:44

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Hardcore – The way Wolverine likes his sex with Professor X

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25/01/2012 at 08:36

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Like riding a bicycle

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Random musing:

Returning to an old job or workplace is like riding a bicycle; when faced with a risky situation, one tends to fall a lot.

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25/01/2012 at 07:34

Happy Chinese New Year 2012

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“Genuine” Ancient Chinese proverb (from unmarried juniors to their married or elderly seniors):

恭喜发财,红包拿来

Congratulations and be prosperous, now shower me with money.

 

To all my readers, wishing you:

新年快乐, 恭喜发财, 萬事如意

(which loosely translates to “Happy New Year”, “Congratulations and be prosperous”, and “May your wishes be fulfilled”)

Happy Chinese New Year 2012!

Written by ianinozzie

22/01/2012 at 12:38

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag

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Lyrics of a popular song updated with modern day sensibility:

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag

And just ignore

Even when you’re often called a “ho” or “slag”

Correct them; you’re a whore

It’s the oldest profession

So stand up and be proud, so

Charge them naysayers for extra cash

Then scream out loud!

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21/01/2012 at 16:24