Two reasons why Melbourne / Victoria is the New Jersey of Australia

(probably most of interest to my American readers, but still… )

On my very first day in Melbourne I was walking down William street to Foster’s and I saw this strange sign

(remember USAians, that Aussies, like all right-thinking people drive on the left)

So – I watch people pull to the left to make a right turn and think of the only other place in the world that forces you to turn the opposite direction you want – the good old Garden State itself.

So imagine my surprise when I see this on a number plate:

Does Bruce know about this?

The parallels become even clearer – who loves their big V8s more than Aussies and Jerseyites?

Johnny 99

“Well they closed down the Holden plant in Pagewood late that month
Ralph went out lookin’ for a job but he couldn’t find none ”

Open All Night

“Early north Geelong industrial skyline
I’m a all-set Monaro-jet creepin’ through the nighttime
Gotta find a gas station, gotta find a pay phone
This turnpike sure is spooky at night when you’re all alone
Gotta hit the gas, baby. I’m running late
Victoria in the mornin’ like a lunar landscape”

(lyrics from here)

(updated 6/11/10 2:19 – Just want to state that I believe the lyrics above come under fair use / parody – if anyone disagrees let me know. ┬áThe last thing I’d want to do is upset the Boss)

About Raoul

With a fairly unusual first name, this is where I have to stress VERY STRONGLY that these posts are my personal opinions and in no way reflect anything at all to do with my employer. For employer-approved content, take a look at my work blog.
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