by Adam & Lara on 02/19/12
Happy 'Stralyah Day everybody! We're pleased to be popping yet another fresh blog post out of the oven, a mere 5 weeks after our last blog post. Needless to say we're on fire right now. We're birthing so much nascent material from our brains that perhaps we should consider stuffing some Bayer Aspirin deep within the folds of our cerebellum (Lara and Adam share a singular).
"'Stralyah Day" is how they say Australia Day in these parts. Here is some other weird shit that comes out of people's mouths here:
- Mate (friend)
- Bogan (redneck)
- Root (hump; do the nasty; engage in baby-mekkin practice)
- Pissed (drunk)
- Budgie Smugglers (men's Speedo)
'Stralyah Day is a national holiday that every Australian celebrates and no Australian can tell you what they're actually celebrating. According to Wikipedia it's the anniversary of the day that the British put a flag up (they used to LOVE doing that) in Sydney and proclaimed that they owned specifically all the nice parts of this landmass.
In modern times, you celebrate 'Stralyah day by sitting around in your budgie smugglers and getting so pissed with your mates that you end up rooting some bogan that you meet at the park.
A beah bong? That's a funny noime for a thing loike that. Oid'a called it a Pissery-Doo.
'Stralyah Day was especially poignant for the Kiwis, who grow up amidst a heated rivalry. Tom was particularly overcome by the better pies versus better coffee debate (he maintains that New Zealand wins on both levels), and eventually fainted from emotional exhaustion.
Our full 'Stralyah Day photo essay can be seen here