Archive for the 'Australia' Category

Perhaps a Dingo Ate My Geographical Sense

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Oceanic geography
Usually I am derided by Canadians who mistakenly think I’ve called Vancouver Island “Victoria Island.” Here’s a refreshing bit of abuse from the world’s smallest continent. Or is it the world’s second-largest island, after Antarctica? Who can say…

What a moronic website – please – Australia IS an ISLAND to display the logic of it is also a continent does not preclude it from being an Island – quite retarded. Secondly your presumption that the continent is Austalia and not even consider the reality that the continent is more aptly termed OCEANIA or AUSTRALASIA – but not even mention these facts as they contrast with your preconceived opinions. So under any definition Australia is an Island – is also a rock, a country, MAYBE a continent, a former colony, part of the commonwealth etc,etc,etc but NONE of these preclude it from being an ISLAND. Moron.

Incidentally, “Oceania” and “Australasia” are terms for regions that include Australia, not the continent of Australia itself.

In any case, thank you for the funny comment.

Island dream job

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Hamilton IslandQueensland, Australia is soliciting applicants to live on Hamilton Island, a resort in the Great Barrier Reef. The person selected will get about $100,000 for having “as much fun as he or she can,” and doing blog reports and photo diaries of his activities.

According to reports, 20,000 people have already submitted video applications.

The “job” is a publicity campaign to promote tourism to the resort region.

Image courtesy Quannum (Flickr)