I'm a little concerned about the tighness of the Bond underpants implied by this article: the offspring is first referred to as a daughter then as a son. Maybe they don't know the difference in Switzerland, or even (more likely) in Canberra.... if the underpants are too tight.
The IT angle is obvious: every beserk, ninja-like UK Government IT project needs to be taken in a head-lock and thrown out the door by a foreigner in his underwear. Seems to be at the same level of project/programme management expertise otherwise being demonstrated.
I wonder if the kangeroo
...were attacking its own reflection in the window?
I mention this as I have a kamikaze blackbird that spends hours attacking its own reflection in the window to my right. (Mrs Blackbird is set up nearby... if I were cleverer, I'm sure there's an "Oi are you staring at my bird" joke nesting in there somewhere)
Sorry to burst the BBC's bubble, but the suburb in question (Garran) is not on the outskirts of Canberra, and indeed the bloke's home was 'a few blocks' from the bush, putting it mildly. We see kangaroos all the time around here: the drought brings them into the suburbs. Our local roo hasn't invited itself in yet, but then we're not Swiss expats, either...
And it's not even Friday!
Swisstralians are clearly a fighting cross - we should be careful how many we allow to breed!
Can we please instigate a process where stories like this make it in *every* day's copy and not just on Friday?
Paris because she knows a little about missing under garments. Allegedly.
No no no that's all wrong
What a tragedy - if only Mr.Ettlin had understood
Mr. Ettlin: What's wrong Skippy.
Roo starts bouncing on the bed
Mr. Ettlin: Oh, you want the bed sheets? Why's that skippy?
Roo continues bouncing but nods it's head and points with it's claws
Mr Ettlin: Mr. Parkin next door has fallen down a mineshaft?
Roo bounces through to son's room
Mr. Ettlin: We're going need more sheets are we Skippy?
Roo stops bouncing and crosses it's "arms"
Mr. Ettlin: So you want us to tie them together to make a rope to rescue Mr. Parkins. Let's go Skippy - show us the way..
I thought with Australias immigration policies that Skippy the Bush Kangaroo would be obligatory watching for all foreigners.
@ A.A> Hamilton
"I'm a little concerned about the tighness of the Bond underpants implied by this article: the offspring is first referred to as a daughter then as a son"
Well, more concerning is that the offspring of undetermined gender can co-exist in space and time both under the covers in the parents bedroom, and behind a door in another bedroom.
Mines the one with the flux capacitor on the pocket.
Sorry I just couldn't help myself... #2 Maliciously Crafted Packet *:-)
I hear this one scores a 10 in Down under Street too ..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxIuIxqo2So
* Or Spot On Parallel for Hubristic Cabinet/Closet Denial?
Crikey, it must be a Slow News Day, El Reg ....... or there's Something in the Air ..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JAXKIKehbc?
Slow News Day in Canberra
This was a slow news day beat-up in Canberra. A 'roo accidently jumps through a (barely visible) plate glass window, then staggers about, stunned, injured and disoriented. There's a family in the house, which has an unwelcome interruption to its Canberra Day weekend. The man of the house wasn't aware of how dangerous a 'roo in this condition can be, and dragged it outside. Risky situation? yes. Attack? no, or yes if you're a desperate journo.
Canberra is not known as the "Bush Capital" for nothing- there are bush corridors that penetrate into the middle of town. Unfortunately, dead 'roos are a common sight along the main roads, even within a few hundred metres of Parliament House.
Nature was a bit stingy ....
... with the brains when it made Kangaroos. Behind that seemingly vacant stare is ... absolutely nothing. Marsupials aren't the smartest in the animal kingdom, and 'roos would have to be at the bottom of the marsupial ladder. For example, when a 'roo gets it into its head that it's going to keep bounding in a straight line, then it will - straight through your car window if you'll let it. It doesn't surprise me that a 'roo might get distracted and bound straight through a plate glass window.
I've seen 'roos get panicked and stick their heads through a wire fence and just keep bounding away - pushing against the immovable fence - cutting themselves horribly in the process.
So, basically, they spook easily, thrash around madly, are as dumb as batshit. Nature's own blondes.
Livetrapped a opossum once (they are carriers of EPM), put the cage in the bed of the truck, drove to work and opened the cage door (trap was a bit bloodied from trying to chew its way out), dropped the tailgate and the critter was gone 12hr later when I left work.
What is the problem with the story? Well, the working 12hr a day part!! Mines the one with a fanny pack full of provigil....