@Greg. Huh? “Rabbit: a poor performer at any time?”. Whoever …

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@Greg. Huh? “Rabbit: a poor performer at any time?”. Whoever came up with that one at Oxford Dictionary House musta had one too many Easter Eggs. Coz Bugs the Yellow Feral sure gets the chocolates in the Reproduction Derby! Better than Maybe Diva.

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They must be joking!
@$for Eugene. Mate, what we have to remember here is that Mr Dylan was a feral social agitator who got a Nobel Prize for such immortal lyrics as “Lay,Lady, Lay, Lay Across My Big Brass Bed”..if a bloke can score a Nobel when he can’t even get the word grammatically correct (it should be Lie, Lady, Lie, Lie across my big etc)…then I would like to nominate Melanka Bunny for a Nobel…for agitating us lot over a far more worthy social topic…a court house building…can see Melanka Bunny in future years…on the roof of the Council Chambers…laughing….at us silly mere mortals…rabbiting on …over a feral…sucked in!


They must be joking!
While all of us have been rabbiting on about the iniquitous Yellow Feral, we have overlooked coming up with a birth name for this little fellow.
I would like to toss my hat into the name ring with a suggestion – MELANKA.
It would commemorate a hostel of legendary fame, a veritable warren of boltholes where countless numbers of us young Ferals lived and loved and multiplied and are yet to be eradicated from the fabric of a great town!


They must be joking!
With the Court House looking like a camp oven…a Yellow Bunny bolted down…and suggestion for a Kangaroo…strewth…you would not want to be (ahem) court on the hop if you are a Feral… nicked by the constabulary…”Into The Oven for you, matey!”


Recent Comments by John Bell

How much of our relationship with Aborigines is hypocrisy?
Jakub Baranski. Thank you for your view on Aboriginal dugout canoes. It is historically interesting.
I have had an interest since my youth in Matthew Flinders’ amazing circumnavigation of Australia in a tiny boat.
Then in 2003 I visited Japan and stumbled across a small maritime museum on the coast 80 km north of Tokyo. I was astounded to see a huge 12th century map outline of the eastern Australian coastline from the tip of Cape Yorke down to approximately the border of present day Victoria.
The young with-it Japanese curator told me that local fishing boats went fishing all the way down the Australian coast for centuries before the emperors banned overseas sailing after the Divine Wind attempted invasion by the Chinese.
Suspended from the three storey ceiling was a replica of one of those original fishing boats. Tiny. My mind boggled.
It would be terrific education for an Australian maritime museum to display such boats from different peoples and countries during these eras.
It would give us a greater appreciation of the comparative maritime brilliance of the different cultures.


Leaving town: Centre, its creatures will miss Kaye Kessing
Kaye. A very kind and gentle lady whom I am very proud to call a friend since early 70s Melanka days.
The mural on the Coles wall from the Ghan window is my lasting memory of a brilliant talent.
The friend of the endangered species. Alice has been greatly enriched by a good lady.


If you can climb Mt Everest and in Yosemite, why not Uluru?
I have never been able to work out exactly why The Rock should not be climbed.
Is it a spiritual religious thing? Or is it simply because the custodians think it is a “respect” thing?
If the latter, is it because the custodians feel offended or is Uluru considered a living entity that feels offended?
I am fair dinkum when I ask this. Different people have different views. It is confusing.


Kids behind razor wire, rural land misuse, gallery fiasco & more
The emotive language of “razor wire” and “Alcatraz” and the dispute over location of youth detention centre is symptomatic of the “sharply”-divided public debate over how to stop young people from committing crimes against society.
How do we punish young people appropriately for causing hurt and damage and stress to their fellow citizens and at the same time deter them from from further offending and teach them to be good citizens?
The jury remains out. I suspect it will remain out for a long time to come the way things are going in these #MeToo times where the forces identity politics are lining up on all sides, Left and Right.


Alice in thrall of week-long sports extravaganza
@ Bob Taylor: Thank you for that, mate. You mention three great Alician names in sport – past, present and future: Rhonda, Dick and Emma.
Three wonderful ambassadors who have enriched and continue to grow Alice’s proud sporting heritage.


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