Sunday, 1 April 2007

Government changes Australia's National Emblem.

In a surprise statement from Canberra, today, it was revealed that the Kangaroo and the Emu will no longer be shown on Australia's National Coat of Arms. As of midnight 31 March 2007, the "Fish", so plentiful in Australian waters has taken pride of place.
With a booming fishing industry, in the coastal waters, it was also announced that the Goods and Services Tax on fishing gear, protective clothing and tools of trade for recreational fishermen and women - only - would be withdrawn as of midnight.
This young lady from Adelaide was one of the first to fully equip herself with all the necessaries and she may even appear on Australia's Coat of Arms,

Bon Poisson d'Avril à tout le monde


Gerald England said...

is it that time already down under?

top of the morning to you
it's only Saturday here

M.Benaut said...

Oui, Monsieur, c'est le Poisson d'Avril très bientôt.

My apoplexies for getting in a bit too early, but sometimes the International Date Line needs shifting a whisker to suit requirements !!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the fishing practices there will lead to the extinction of them? It has happened in other places. A spelling photograph.
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kris said...

glad the fish got the recognition they deserve. The shot to me is quite bizarre!

alice said...

Belle prise.

Strangetastes said...

Clever and eye catching! A+ on your Photoshop exam.


M.Benaut said...

Howdy Bob, and welcome to Adelaide.
Sorry I have no Photoshop !! Perhaps, one day.
Apple iPhoto is not too bad however. I guess, tomorrow I will see how may folk twigged to the meaning of all this. See you in St. Louis, Louis. Sorry you must be sick of that.

Nathalie said...

11pm only here in Sydney on 31st march, you're cheating on more counts than one, mister benaut! LOL
Big fish, early bird !

Does mrs benaut mind you posting pictures of those two beautiful creatures???

Or maybe this IS Mrs benaut?

Great poisson d'avril!

M.Benaut said...

Merci Nathalie.
À la fraude. C'est l'essence de ce jour de célébration. J'espère que vous me pardonnerez. De toute façon, la petite fille, est française ! !
Madame Benaut est beaucoup plus jolie que cette jeune dame.
Vous pouvez voir sa photo, cela que je me suis présentée, le vendredi le 2 février. Elle est évidemment plus belle.

M.Benaut said...

Merci, Alice, et les poissons sont très beaux également, n'est-ce pas?

Monica said...

Is that the way australians fish?!!

To be fair, you're gonna have to show us how the boys in Australia fish! "Fully equiped too I wonder?!

M.Benaut said...

That is the ONLY way to properly catch fish in Australia. Alternatives should be made illegal!

Such a photo as you request, is definitely possible, BUT, I think my ratings would plummet enormously on one hand and who knows, on the other.
Perhaps Madame should have a girl blog and share all that girly stuff while we blokes get on with the important stuff, like catching fish and important Dive-type stuff.

M.Benaut said...

As it's 33c in Rio today, perhaps you might pop down to the beach and show us how girls fish in Brazil. We can do boys next week?
You could choose to be the model or sneak up on someone else.
It's important to keep a balance in these things and we don't wish to think that Brazil is running a poor second to Australia in such important matters.

clo. said...

m.benaut Beautiful sunset. I love the picture, and this is one big fish. I wonder about the weight.

The rest of the picture is all right (the wife is supervising, making sure I don't misbehave).

Agree that Monica should be providing similar pictures about Rio.

Monica said...

M.Benaut, 33c? Try 37c!!! You wouldn't believe how hot it gets here!

However M.B. and Clo, I can go to the beach, you know just because you asked me, but I'm NOT taking photos of other girls!!! Of course I wouldn't mind taking photos of some handsome boys...!

My country is so messed up that you know what? It's ok for women to parade barely naked, topless, during the carnival (only at the samba school parade, not out there in the street) but it's illegal to be topless on the beach.
Go figure!

Ame said...

Looks like 38-DOUBLE-"D" to ME you GUYS!


Titillating shot to say the least M-B!

Thanks for keeping us abreast of this breaking news!


PS: Did you expect anything LESS from MOI Clobber!?!?!? Hehehehehe...

Clo. said...

No Monica. Please don't go to the beach for the purpose of taking pictures of boys, men etc. Well, unless you are posting on a separate blog than your usual one.

For us, we just appreciate the beauty of women. I mean who wants to look at other males on the beach. Look at the speciman that m.benaut is portraying. No man would fish such big fish unless he looks like her and no man does.

m.benaut I need your help here.

Mme Benaut said...

Hi everyone, Happy April Fool's Day. M.B is a rascal isn't he? Wish that I looked like that but I suspect that this young lady is half my age. I think someone was just very clever with the composition of this photo - nevertheless, I think it's fantastic and I love the sunset. Who was it who said "you only look 43 with the sun behind you". Bravo M.B.

dive said...

Hee hee.
Nice one, MB.
Bon Poisson d'Avril to you, too.

lynn said...

lol Poisson d'Avril superbe Monsieur!

Ame said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh..NOW I get iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!

It's really a "malebox!"

Do I win the prize! LOL!

Can't take me ANYwhere!

M.Benaut said...

Merci, Lynn, il prend une petite fille pour pêcher un grand poisson. J'espère que vous avez pêché un poisson agréable le week-end passé, Madame.

Ame, Yes dear/no dear, and your purple malebox takes the cake.

M. Dive, We are going fishing as soon as you get down here, n'est-ce pas?

M. Clovis. I'm with you all the way, no worries.

Monica. Well, come down under and do some of that figuring on an Aussie beach, a good place for figures.

Kris, as this was a day of practical jokes, I hope it became obvious as the day went on. I could not explain earlier as it would have given the game away. We all need to be a bit bizzare on one day of the year, some of us, more often !!

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