Thursday, August 18, 2005

G'day World - Thursday Aug 18

Yet again, a clear, sunny, relatively mild morning here in Sydney.

Looking around the country, it turns out that further to my earlier post, the Queensland authorities shot the wrong bloody crocodile. Must have been trained by British police.

Of course they now have to kill the correct croc, which means two dead crocodiles for the sake of one reckless idiot. Don't expect any crocodile tears from me.

Lachlan Murdoch is back in town, setting up a new company called Illyria Pty Ltd. The Sydney Morning Herald explains the choice of name, "Illyria, now Albania, was the setting for Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night, in which a ship-wrecked Viola finds herself in a strange land and opts to disguise her identity."

On the international scene, researchers at the University of New Mexico have discovered that women whose partners have ears and elbows that do not match, are more likely, when at their most fertile, to fantasise about other men.

After that scintillating tit-bit, I will finish with a bit of culture. In Britain, a new version of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte will be staged complete with the "F" word and rap music.

Personally, I always thought the title had great potential for an interesting adaptation.

That's it for this morning, more late afternoon. Be safe.