2015.04.21 The One Day of the Year

You see statues everywhere to politicians, poets, bishops, but none to cooks or bacon-curers or market gardeners. - George Orwell

Show Notes

Weather in Sydney


PMs of Oz

Number 15: Frank Forde, 6-13 July 1945

The ANZAC® Myth/Legend/Bullshit

Troops depart Brisbane for the Mess o' Potamia http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/apr/21/tony-abbott-farewells-australian-troops-bound-for-iraq-training-mission

Camp Gallipoli https://www.campgallipoli.com.au/what-is-camp-gallipoli/

Camp Gallipoli Commemorative Products http://kingdomsg.com/campgallipoli/commemorative-products.html

Woolies and Fresh in Our Memories http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/gruen-transfer-panellists-review-woolies-fresh-in-our-memories-anzac-campaign/story-fnkgdftz-1227305024316

Weekend terror raids http://m.smh.com.au/comment/weekend-raids-raise-questions-about-counterterrorism-laws-20150419-1mo51z.html

Governments and The Public Good


The 204 essential medicines according to the W.H.O. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WHO_Model_List_of_Essential_Medicines#Antibacterials



What We Do in the Shadows https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv568AzZ-i8


RIP Betty Willis http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/betty-willis-designer-welcome-fabulous-las-vegas-sign-dies-n345386


"A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into; the other functions and faculties may be more godlike, but in point of time they come afterwards. A man dies and is buried, and all his words and actions are forgotten, but the food he has eaten lives after him in the sound or rotten bones of his children. I think it could be plausibly argued that changes of diet are more important than changes of dynasty or even of religion....Yet it is curious how seldom the all-importance of food is recognized. You see statues everywhere to politicians, poets, bishops, but none to cooks or bacon-curers or market gardeners." - George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier.


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