Tuesday, August 08, 2006

What's Happening In Brissy Right Now

  • Police are searching Brisbane school playgrounds for rat pellets following a contamination threat. Rat pellets were found at Kidsafe in Chermside and a note on a Nundah fusebox threatened that 3 more school sites in the greater Brisbane area had been contaminated in the same way.
  • Premier Beattie this morning has finally announced a state of water emergency. He can now use special powers to force local councils to get water wise.
  • Tonight is the Australian census!
  • Brisbane is gearing up for the annual Ekka (RNA Exhibition), which starts this Thursday. Expect fairy floss and dagwood dog overdoses at your local hospital. Oh and not to mention a shitload of 'flu.
  • According to the Google search engine, Brisbanites search for the terms "the meaning of life" and "aliens" more than any other inhabitant from any other city in the world.

3 Comments:

Blogger MikeFitz said...

Those Brisbanites who search for the terms "the meaning of life" and "aliens" must surely be from Brisbane, California. Brisbane, CA 94005 is about 5 miles north of San Francisco International Airport and about 12 miles south of the Golden Gate bridge.

Interestingly, when driving north along US-101, the exit is labelled Brisbane/Cow Palace. I drove past it several times in 1990, just a few years after the Joh Bjelke-Peterson era. My first reaction was "Even the Yanks are calling us Hicksville."

But then again, with the Ekka on for the next couple of weeks, Brisbane, QLD may well be a "Cow Palace"

7:05 PM  
Blogger MadameBoffin said...

lol. Actually it definitely is Brisbane, Australia where the highest number of searches for "meaning of life" and "aliens". Check Feedback in this weeks New Scientist.

9:59 PM  
Blogger MikeFitz said...

definitely Brisbane, Australia?

Oh well, that will probably be me. I might have been a bit dyslexic when searching for that brilliant Douglas Adams book "The Meaning of Liff"

11:37 PM  

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