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September 01, 2006

Antipodean

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I had thought Flea Towers to be at the exact antipode of Kylie's island hideaway. It turns out the opposite side of the world from me is somewhere in the Indian Ocean south and west of Australia. Vexed again!

On an unrelated, arguably unhelpful but interesting note: Why do some countries drive on the right and others on the left? It is a class-war thing, apparently.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 1, 2006 10:27 AM

Comments

Are we, then, Podean? I know you are proantipodean in this matter but that is distinct.

Posted by: Alan McLeod [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 1, 2006 08:22 PM

Well, I am certainly not anti-antipodean.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 1, 2006 08:24 PM

Are we, then, podean? I know you are proantipodean in this matter but that is different and disproves disapproval of double negatives.

Posted by: Alan McLeod [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 1, 2006 08:25 PM

Your blog or my browser experienced deep and abiding wonkiness for 37 seconds there leading me to the double (and improved) post. I am not so dismayed by this as concerned that you are not out there on Queen Street West for all of us who can't this Friday night.

Posted by: Alan McLeod [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 1, 2006 08:27 PM

From an Australian perspective we are antipodean and consequently could hardly be anti-antipodean ourselves, double negatives or no.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 1, 2006 08:27 PM

Just putting on Rant Radio and getting ready to go out as it happens. Probably Savage Garden.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 1, 2006 08:28 PM

That would be "Savage".

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 1, 2006 08:29 PM

My vicarious life is renewed. Next door, as the Flemish oud brun in my glass is measured and paced, children kick a ball against rec room panelling.

Posted by: Alan McLeod [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 1, 2006 08:31 PM

And there is a good repeat of a show about architecture on TVO.

woot.

Posted by: Alan McLeod [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 1, 2006 08:37 PM

Mies van der Rohe... ROCK to the ON!!

Colour me: Out Of Here!

Laters.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 1, 2006 09:06 PM

I'm already getting sleepy at 9:21 pm.

Posted by: Alan McLeod [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 1, 2006 09:21 PM

Oh get a room, you two.

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 2, 2006 01:17 AM

I cannot believe you logged on at like twenty after one to share that with us Agent Doherty. Though I suppose it is earlier than that in your part of this great continent of ours.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 2, 2006 01:49 AM