Friday, March 06, 2009

Wannabe and Wallaby on Greater Boston

I appeared on the local PBS television station last night on Emily Rooney's Greater Boston show to discuss the memo below. I was preceded by State Treasurer Tim Cahill, who is reported to be interested in running for Governor. I was followed by the young female visitor from Australia pictured here.


e-Patient Dave said...

Don't tell anyone, but when I was a wee lad, at a neighborhood party I overheard a neighbor telling me mum, "You're a wallaby, aren't you!" I had no idea what he meant.

A few years later I heard Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Mate and noticed this lyric, in passing:

Watch me wallaby's feed, mate, watch me wallaby's feed
they're a dangerous breed, mate, so watch me wallaby's feed

Years later I came to wonder, what DID that man mean, saying me mum was a dangerous breed??

(For those who believe in synchronicities, the Word Verification box below this comment is currently saying, and I'm not making this up, "he mating". With no space in it.) (I'm saving a screen grab in case anyone doubts me.)

Anonymous said...

The name of the song is Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport. Less mating in it than you think, I guess, the verification box not withstanding.

Anonymous said...

Tim Cahill is the best. Anyway, nice photo. I smiled. Thanks, Paul.

Anonymous said...

Tim's a good guy, and I trust he would see the humor of this, too. Just couldn't resist!