(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?
“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. The last thing I’d want to do is upset the Boss)