/ 07 June 2021

Apropos of Nothing – 7 June 2021

The Archibald has been awarded to Peter Wegner, and in its 100th year, its subject is 100yo artist Guy Warren. It’s a nice story, but it’s also the best painting entered, one reviewer said.

The US Navy, with the help of Aussie Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos, christened its 2nd ship named the USS Canberra yesterday. Yes, it’s in honour of our country’s close ties. But the story starts in WWII when the HMAS Canberra sank while defending our American allies in the Pacific, taking 193 souls with her.

A “hero rat” named Magawa is retiring. He’s been busy sniffing out explosives in Cambodia for the last 5 years, finding 71 landmines and 38 items of unexploded ordnance. Give that rodent a lifetime supply of cheese…

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