Because Anna was asking me what a kookaburra sounds like |D
i just realised how odd this must sound to people who aren’t used to kookaburras
WHAT THE FUCK, AUSTRALIA. *uncontrollable laughter*
Ah yes, the song of my people
Fun Fact - the British convicts used to call the kookaburra a ‘laughing jackass’. Imagine being sent to the other side of the world, in chains, for crimes as petty as theft of a coat, and then to hear that strange land actually laugh at you.
Watch this vid, about school children, in a small town in England called Sutton Veny, who have been laying flowers on Australian War Graves since 1918.
Very surprising and moving.
………. and we all thought Tony Abbott was a bad idea.
This was taken from the comments section of John Oliver Investigates Gun Control in Australia.
btw, for any Americans that think that rape and crime has dramatically increased after gun control, uh, nah, it hasn’t. At all. This is what we call blatant lies.
Snowy River Men - Kevin Baker
I’ve known this song for years, as my family’s from the area, and was surprised when others haven’t heard it. This is a moving and true account of the march of the Snowy River Men. Watch this vid, it has a ton of information. The bit at the end really got me.
Now they are nothing more than a name on a country memorial.
So, despite huge protests, France has made same-sex marriage legal.
In Australia, there were huge celebrations when New Zealand legalised same-sex marriage, because it was a lot closer to travel to than Canada.
If the ‘powers that be’ made same-sex marriage legal, there would be more parties than protests.
But neither party wants to even talk about it.
This ain’t gonna look good in the history books.
Shit CityRail Train Drivers Say
- Driver: Welcome on board, this is your driver speaking. I'm tall, dark, handsome and single. If you'd like to know more meet me at Bondi Junction, because that's where this train is headed.
- Driver: To the passengers attempting to pole dance in carriage three, please stop. You're no good.
- Driver: To the man who just tried to use his leg to stop the train doors from closing, I'm not surprised that your arm is in a cast.
- Driver: Sorry that your carriage is not air conditioned, but I think you'll be happy to know that the driver's is.
- Driver: Welcome to the Cronulla service. No! Waterfall!! Waterfall! We're going to Waterfall folks. Oh, no, wait. This IS the Cronulla service. Sorry.
interesting moment on a tour today when an american thought the word ‘kiwi’ was actually offensive to new zealanders because he’d heard australians use it so often and just assumed that we were constantly mocking them
he didn’t understand our special relationship
John Oliver talks to gun lobbyist Philip ‘Gun Control Doesn’t Work’ Van Cleave. This was an incredible segment. His logic is shot to Hell.
Well, that was funny and slightly offensive. I really liked the bit where he compared Australia to ‘Planet X’ and basically said that Aussie aren’t people.
Not a fan of Johnnie but he did make some smart moves in this regard.
So I wanted to draw this little reference to show the difference between different members of the corvidae family. It sort of got out of hand… And now I think wings are a huge pain in the ass to draw and I never want to see a bird again.
Crow: It has black feathers and a black beak and it’s kind of a good size
Raven: THAT’S NOT A CROW THAT BIRD IS FREAKING HUGE WTF IS IT, WTF IS THAT, IT COULD EAT A FREAKING DOG
protip- Ravens are The Dude of the bird world. They don’t even care. They’re just like ‘Hey man, s’up?’ They get bullied by sparrows out my way. XD
It’s true! Whereas crows are vicious little shits and if you piss one off you piss off the whole flock, because they communicate with each other, and you will have crows that you have never even seen making your life a living hell.
In Australia the common Australian crow is in fact a raven. It has the size and looks of a raven, acts like a crow. Those birds are going places….
Well, everything in your country is a poisonous jerk, so why should the birds be any different?
The main difference between Aussie ravens is that they have white eyes, not black ones.
They also mate for life, from what I understand, and are super territorial. On the Sydney Harbour Bridge there’s a pair of ravens who’ve been nesting there for years. It’s the only freaking nest on the entire structure!! Even when they’re not making babies, they come around every now and then to make sure no-one else is nesting on their bridge, and actively chase away any competition.
They are also, in no way, afraid of anyone climbing the Bridge.
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