Wednesday, February 04, 2009


MB was forced to buy the Cairns Post yesterday as she had a long wait at the Doctor's (she may have Dengue Fever).
The Cairns Post doesn't appear to hold to any rigorous standards with regard to factual reporting, literacy and grammar but it seems the good folks at the CP are trail blazing the use of a new word, "Keenie".
An enraged husband* from Machans Beach accused his female neighbour of having a lesbian affair with his wife and stated "She was denying the fact that she had a keenie on my wife."
Apparently this came about when the hapless neighbour sent a thank you card to Mrs & Mrs Enraged Husband and failed to write His name in the card.

Naturally MB googled "keenie" as she hadn't come across this before and came up with the following at:
It appears the Urban Dictionary editors may have to add a second definition. BTW this site has an hilarious definition of "AFL"

*Husband Attacks Lesbian Love Rival, Cairns Post 3 Feb 09

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Banana Fritter Day

The MB family got to enjoy some calorie laden banana fritters and ice cream today as it's JB's birthday (MB's late father). You guessed it, JB's favourite dessert was banana fritters. His favourite meal was a couple of lamb chops cooked in lots of extra fat, a real Aussie classic. He was also a huge fan of freshly shucked natural oysters. A more formal commemoration would have to include all of the above food items (in a room filled with "Drum" cigarette smoke of course!)
MB always has a chuckle when she remembers her Dad returning to Oz after his first trip to Hong Kong and exclaiming that none of the Chinese restaurants there had banana fritter on the menu, he was awfully taken aback. MB could just imagine him winging his way to Hong Kong and dreaming of banana fritters every time he ate out in HK.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Movie Reviews

MB has endured a longish podcast drought due to her Creative Zen MP3 player packing it in last year.
On learning that digital radio broadcasting is being introduced this year she decided to try to future-proof herself by buying an MP3/MP4 player with DAB radio but after lots of googling it seems that there are hardly any portable DAB MP3 players anywhere in the world.
MB has settled instead for a basic Philips 2gb MP3 with FM radio (thanks to her Mum who sent her a Dick Smith voucher for her birthday).
After downloading over three months' worth of podcasts MB is enjoying a feast of Jonathon Dawson film reviews. JD bounces his movie reviews off Tim Cox on ABC radio in Hobart, presenting remarkably funny and entertaining reviews. This program is a real treat if you like dry humour from two unpretentious guys who don't really take anything too seriously.

Fatwa against Smoking

MB congratulates the Ulemas Council in Indonesia for proclaiming a Fatwa prohibiting smoking in public places and also prohibiting children and pregnant women smoking. 
Indonesia must have one of the highest smoking rates in the world and this Fatwa is certainly a novel way to deal with such a serious health issue.