September 25th, 2003


Looking for Randy Newman lyrics.

I was looking for the lyrics to a Randy Newman song about dropping the bomb on everyone (except Australia!) when I came across this one. This was written almost 30 years ago and could apply to any countries' elected ruler. Has anything changed since 1974?

Mr President
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found it!

Political Science
Randy Newman - 1972

No one likes us-I don't know why
We may not be perfect, but heaven knows we try
But all around, even our old friends put us down
Let's drop the big one and see what happens

We give them money-but are they grateful?
No, they're spiteful and they're hateful
They don't respect us-so let's surprise them
We'll drop the big one and pulverize them

Asia's crowded and Europe's too old
Africa is far too hot
And Canada's too cold
And South America stole our name
Let's drop the big one
There'll be no one left to blame us

We'll save Australia
Don't wanna hurt no kangaroo
We'll build an All American amusement park there
They got surfin', too

Boom goes London and boom Paree
More room for you and more room for me
And every city the whole world round
Will just be another American town
Oh, how peaceful it will be
We'll set everybody free
You'll wear a Japanese kimono
And there'll be Italian shoes for me

They all hate us anyhow
So let's drop the big one now
Let's drop the big one now
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Aboriginal rock art

In July a previously unknown cave full of aboriginal rock art was announced to the world. I've written about it here. I did a quick search to see if any more images have been released. They have!

kangaroo-headed therianthropes

The red ochre hand stencil is the oldest image in this photo. The hunting boomarang and hafted axe are done as white ochre stencils and the yellow ochre hand stencil is the newest. The charcoal animal figure is identified as a kangaroo, but the head is wrong and it doesn't have a tail. I'm certain it it's a wombat, and a New Scientist article labels it as such

Another article.

The discovery on this painting was made within days of ursulav's wombat hero Digger discovering a cave full of paintings. The Great Wombat organised things well.
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