Guest Blogger #2 “God Bless Australia”

Thank’s to Mr. Al Gore’s internet, The Hairy Beast’s purview is no longer limited to his forest and surrounding environs. Occasionally he lurches across other items and authors of merit. Today he offers a truly hilarious piece written by one of his Aussie buddies; Cam.

God Bless Australia

by Cam 4/18/2006


Tired of Being Isolated and Ignored, Continent Isn’t Bloody Moving

Sydney, 800 miles S. of Nova Scotia ( — After what witnesses described as an all night blinder during which it kept droning on about how it was always being bloody ignored by the whole bloody world and would bloody well stand to do something about it, Australia this morning woke up to find itself in the middle of the North Atlantic.

“Good Lord, that was a booze up,” said a bleary-eyed Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, speaking from his residence at Kirribilli House, approximately 600 nautical miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

According to Australians and residents of several countries destroyed or lewdly insulted during the continent’s nearly 7,000-mile saltwater stagger, the binge began just after noon yesterday at a pub in Brisbane, where several patrons were discussing Australia Day and the nation’s general lack of respect from abroad.

“It started off same as always; coupla fossils saying how our Banjo Patterson was a better poet than Walt Whitman, how Con the Fruiterer is funnier than Seinfeld, only they’re Aussies so no one knows about ’em,” recalled witness Kevin Porter. “Then this bloke Martin pipes up and says Australia’s main problem is that it’s stuck in Australia, and everybody says ‘Too right!'”

“Well, it made sense at the time,” Porter added.

By 2 a.m., powered by national pride and alcohol, the 3-million-square-mile land mass was barging eastward through the Coral Sea and crossing into the central Pacific, leaving a trail of beer cans and Chinese take-away in its wake.

When dawn broke over the Northern Hemisphere, the continent suddenly found itself, not only upside down, but smack in the middle of the Atlantic, and according to most of its 19 million inhabitants, that’s the way it’s going to stay.

“We sent troops to Afghanistan. You never hear about it. We have huge government scandals. You never hear about it. It’s all ‘America did this,’ and ‘Europe says that,'” exclaimed Perth resident Paul Watson. “Well, we’re right in the thick of things now, so let’s just see if you can you ignore us.”

Officials on both sides of the Atlantic conceded that would be difficult. “They broke Florida,” said U.S. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher. “And most of Latin America is missing.”

Meanwhile, victims of what’s already been dubbed the “Australian Crawl” are still shaking off the event.

“Australia bumped into us at about midnight local time,” said Hawaii governor Ben Cayetano. “They were very friendly — they always seem friendly — but they refused to go around unless we answered their questions. But the questions were impossible. ‘Who is Ian Thorpe? Do you have any Tim Tams? What day is Australia Day?'”

“Fortunately, somebody here had an Unimportant World Dates calendar and we aced the last one,” Cayetano added.

Panama, however, was not so lucky.

“Australia came through here screaming curses at us to let them through,” said Ernesto Carnal, who guards the locks at the entrance to the Panama Canal. “We said they would not fit, so they demanded to speak with a manager. When I go to find Mr. Caballos, they sneak the whole continent through.”

When Caballos shouted to the fleeing country that it had not paid, Australia “accidentally” backed up and took out every nation in the region, as well as the northern third of Venezuela. They then made up a cheery song about it.

By late morning today, however, not everyone in Australia was quite so blithe. “We’ve still got part of Jamaica stuck to Queensland,” said Australian army commander Lt. Gen. Peter Cosgrove. “I think we might have declared war on it. I don’t bloody remember. Maybe it’s time to go home.”

***UPDATE: Aussie English is utterly delightful – bright, wry, active and witty, one has to wonder why it has not made greater inroads in the rest of the world. The Beast is going to pry more out of Cam.



  1. Cam
    Posted October 22, 2006 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    Lmao mate!
    Thanks for the credit, but I have to say….
    Looking down the left hand side of my screen (yes, i said LEFT) – your pic’s are a hoot!
    Love the towel head look!
    Cheers, champ!
    Your Aussie pal,

  2. Posted October 22, 2006 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    Cam, you’re a genius.

  3. Posted October 24, 2006 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Crikey! Loved your post mate.

  4. Posted October 26, 2006 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Yes, Cam is a rare find, Goldbloom.

  5. Posted December 28, 2006 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    My mind is like a bunch of nothing, but I guess it doesn’t bother me. I haven’t been up to anything recently. I’ve pretty much been doing nothing to speak of.

  6. teala222
    Posted January 4, 2007 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    Cam..this was absolutely hilarious! I SO love the aussie sense of humor. You and Mongeaux have made me laugh more tonight than I have in weeks and weeks! Gawd..I LOVE you guys!

  7. Posted January 8, 2007 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Nice site actually. Gone to my favourites. Thanks for creation.

  8. Posted January 8, 2007 at 7:18 pm | Permalink


    The Beast does his humble best to spread vituperation across the Internet wherever he can.

    Welcome aboard.


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  10. Posted February 8, 2007 at 9:42 pm | Permalink


    Greetings and welcome to The Beast Lair.

    Popular blog you have…


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