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Belconnen Community Festival 2008

By johnboy - 16 November 2008 76

[First filed: November 15, 2008 @ 16:17]

With the end of the year fast upon us so too comes the Belconnen Community Festival.

There one finds row after row of worthy institutions and Government agencies set up in little booths hoping that someone, anyone will come by and take a flyer.

A lack of shade ensures only the hardiest take a seat, sit down, and listen to whatever’s going on on the huge main stage. More often than not it appeared to be another dour lecture on sustainability and what a lovely corset you can make from recycled fencing material.

Different tentacles of the Labor party were in evidence everywhere. Be it the bravos of the Young Labor Left, the Labor Club, or their cousins from the CFMEU. Too often it felt as if we were being lectured rather than entertained.

Having said that, the free cordial (in decent sized cups) was hugely appreciated. The reptile display was really very good and the python handlers were fantastic at getting kids to touch the snakes for a furtive thrill.

When the music played it was excellent and there were multiple genres on display.

I can’t help feeling the event is still more concerned with being worthy, rather than being fun.

Having said all that, it beat being in the mall on a Saturday afternoon.

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Granny 11:14 am 05 Jan 09


What was he saying, “POOOOOPTOOOOOP!!!” for? I don’t get it ….

; )

Granny 11:11 am 05 Jan 09

No one shouted, “Look out, there are llamas,” when we were swimming at the beach in Perth, which was just as well because they would have been tricking. I don’t know what kind of shark it was the first day, but it was 4.5 metres long! The second day it was a hammerhead.

Quackers’s cousins ran for it when they saw the helicopter the next day, but Quackers thought, “What a bunch of wusses! The helicopter could be there for anything,” and stayed in the water. That night, sure enough, the news reported we were swimming with sharks once again. They were strangely silent about the llamas, however.

When Geronimo jumped out of the plane, did he say, “Look out, there are llamas”?


poptop 11:10 am 05 Jan 09

Protip: Remember Rule 37 and keep it wholly.

Geronimo said “MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!”

BerraBoy68 10:51 am 05 Jan 09

I’m sorry poptop…


gernonimo = Custeeeeeeeer! (is this right?)

poptop 7:45 am 05 Jan 09

You thought I would lie to you, BB68?

Frankly, I’m hurt. I could have fobbed you off with the Monty Python Llama Sketch, but nooooooo.

It’s because I care. =-P

What did Geromino say when he jumped out of the plane?

BerraBoy68 7:21 am 05 Jan 09

OMG! what the hell was that?! I thought you were only kidding on the lyrics and tune poptop.

poptop 6:18 am 05 Jan 09

Don’t be such a drama llama!

Because she didn’t see the ewe turn?

What did Geromino say when he jumped out of the plane?

Granny 3:10 am 05 Jan 09


I clicked the linky! Why didn’t you warn me?


Why did the llama fall off the cliff?

poptop 3:19 am 24 Dec 08

It is my duty to strongly advise AGAINST clicking this Linky. The tune is too addictive and will live in your head for days.


Granny 6:00 pm 23 Dec 08

Oh, pshaw! Use your imagination, BerraBoy68 …. Do I have to think of everything? [aside] What is the tune, Poptop?

BerraBoy68 5:58 pm 23 Dec 08

Nope, sorry Granny (OMG this could be our first disagreement!). The lyrics are good and they do meet your criteria. Poptop has done well on that score.

BUT… what about the music, what is the melody, the rhythm? How do I sing this? Do I sing it to the tune of ‘Starry, starry night’ by Paul Simon or Hava Nagila? What is the beat? I can’t just give into witty turn of phrase here.

This is not unimportant stuff!

Granny 5:50 pm 23 Dec 08

Oh, c’mon! It’s an excellent song!

BerraBoy68 5:47 pm 23 Dec 08

Off-topic, no. Sad and slight disturbed, yes;)

Granny 5:40 pm 23 Dec 08

Poptop, you did it! A llama song!! Hooray! Now we’re not off-topic at all!


poptop 4:01 pm 23 Dec 08

AHEM . . .

Llama Llama Duck

here’s a llama
there’s a llama
and another little llama
fuzzy llama
funny llama
llama llama

llama llama
llama llama
llama llama

i was once a treehouse
i lived in a cake
but i never saw the way
the orange slayed the rake
i was only three years dead
but it told a tale
and now listen, little child
to the safety rail

did you ever see a llama
kiss a llama
on the llama
llama’s llama
tastes of llama
llama llama

half a llama
twice the llama
not a llama
llama in a car
alarm a llama

is THIS how it’s told now?
is it all so old?
is it made of lemon juice?
now my song is getting thin
i’ve run out of luck
time for me to retire now
and become a duck

Granny 2:35 pm 23 Dec 08

I thought it was, “banana nana rama, a dingy ding dingy dong” but llamas and magnetic bananas are equally good from my perspective.

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