Sat 13 May 2006
What follows is a list of six people I had never heard of until I moved here to Sydney. In their own unique ways they have entertained me or made me shake my head. By no means am I stating that these people are “good” or my “favourite” Australians. But…I don’t know what else to call them so…
My Top 6 Australians I Had No Knowledge of 9 Months Ago
How does a drug-taking model (are there any other kinds?) make it onto my list? Well, when she was imprisoned in Bali for possession, she suddenly turned to Islam; I think so she could have a valid reason for wearing a scarf to hide her face from the press. And to gain sympathy. I laughed and laughed…then she was released.
The leader of the opposition; Australia’s Jack Layton if you will. Like all opposition leaders, Beazley diametrically opposes everything his PM believes in (which in this case IS a good thing). However, I really do get the impression that if John Howard were to publicly state his fondness for oxygen, Beazley would appear on every available television network decrying such a wanton abuse of the lungs. Plus his name blurs far too easily into both Boozeley AND Sleazeley; that scores him some bonus points.
He’s an Australian television legend. I had seen him but took no notice of him until Amanda informed me his nickname is “Moonface.” AND HE SERIOUSLY LOOKS LIKE A MOON IT’S CRAZY OMG!!11111 I yell “Moonface” at the TV whenever he pops on.
Not only does she do the late news on Channel 10, but she also hosts “Australia’s Brainiest Kid/Athlete/Celebrity/Comedian” etc etc. I love this show for two reasons. First, it makes me feel smart. Second, it’s a great show for yelling at the TV. Also, when Sandra introduces the contestants on this show she has to read the worst writing on television EVER. Soooo bad. But she does it with a straight face. Amazing. I’ve also taken to calling her Sandra Sultry.
A tremendous cricket player. An incredible bowler. An icon. A man who can’t keep it in his pants. In the time it took you to read this entry, Shane Warne slept with 4 women.
Lead singer of The Grates. She’s the cutest, most joyful girl on Earth. She’s impossible not to love. She’s like puppies.