Sticker of the week
Hear No Evil, See No Evil and Speak No Evil used to have a brother called Admit No Evil. He left the group for a career in politics.
Did you know?
Over the course of 30 years, a Frenchman named Michael Lotito consumed 18 bicycles, 15 supermarket trolleys, 7 TVs, 6 chandeliers, 2 beds, a pair of skis, a Cessna light aircraft and a computer.
How can you divide a cake into eight equal slices with only three cuts with a knife?
Location unknown: “Please! Do not feed the seagulls! We know they’re cute and we love them too. But! They take it as an invitation and before you know it: they’re moving in, bringing all their sketchy friends, freeloading all day, and stealing your car. Trust us. Just don’t. Thank you.”
Seen outside a restaurant in Texas: “El Arroyo — The days of good grammar has went.”
Seen in an article about an upcoming event: “…The event will include singer Billy Nanni. The menu will include marinated children, several salad and side dishes and soft drinks.”
Hawaii may spew refrigerators.” “Volcano in fridge-sized
Caterpallor (n): The colour you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you’re eating.
1. Which actor has played the roles of Richard Kimble, Colonel Lucas and Han Solo: a. Mel Gibson, b. Sylvester Stallone, c. Clint Eastwood or d. Harrison Ford?
2. What is the birth name of actor Tom Cruise: a. Thomas Cornwallis, b. Thomas Magnum, c. Thomas Mapother IV or d. Thomas Cruise?
3. How are Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty related: a. Cousins, b. Brother and Sister, c. Uncle and Niece or d. Husband and Wife?
4. Which actress has played the roles of Meg Altman, Annabelle Bransford and Clarice Starling: a. Natalie Portman, b. Sandra Bullock, c. Jodie Foster or d. Nicole Kidman?
5. Which actor starred in all three of the following films: ‘‘Con Air’’, ‘‘Face/Off’’ and ‘‘Raising Arizona’’: a. Robert Duvall, b. John Travolta, c. John Goodman or d. Nicolas Cage?
Recipe of the week
Easy Four Cheese Spaghetti Carbonara Ingredients: 500g spaghetti 1 tbsp olive oil 200g short-cut bacon rashers, chopped
450g Perfect Italiano Ricotta Pasta Stir Through, Four Cheese Salt and pepper, to taste 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped
Perfect Italiano Parmesan, finely grated, to serve Method: 1. Cook pasta according to packet instructions. Once cooked, drain, reserving a small amount of pasta water
2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in the large non-stick frying pan over medium to high heat. Add bacon and fry, stirring often, until crispy.
3. Reduce heat to low and add the cooked pasta and pasta water. Add Perfect Italiano Ricotta Pasta Stir Through, Four Cheese and gently stir until well combined and hot.
4. Season to taste, gently toss through the parsley. Serve with Perfect Italiano Grated Parmesan.
Serves: 4. Source: Perfect Italiano.
Can you work out the title of this 1996 film from the following clue?
24 hours of standing on your own two feet.
The way we were
10 years ago The McIvor Times, May 28,
2008 More than 120 people attended Heathcote Golf Club for the annual Eat2TheBeat fundraiser recently … $980 was raised for the Men's Shed.
The Heathcote community supported the annual Cuppa for Cancer Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday. About 100 people gathered at Heathcote's Senior Citizens' hall to enjoy a tempting spread of homebaked goodies.
Toolleen households have joined the rest of Campaspe Shire by taking part in the Solar Cities program.
The highlight of the recent Heathcote Bowling Club's annual general meeting was the presenta- tion of life membership badges to Lex Tattersall and Greg Speirs. The McIvor Times, May 26,
1993 McIvor Shire Council has decided to move its monthly Barrack Reserve Market to Sundays only after a recommendation from the McIvor Community Centre Committee. In the past the market has come under criticism from local traders in the town for allegedly taking business away from them…
The SEC will commence upgrading the street lighting in High Street Heathcote between Chauncey and Jennings Streets on Saturday.
Joanne McMahon of Heathcote was the winner of the Rose of Tralee contest in Bendigo last weekend. The function, a formal dinner, was held at the All Seasons Motel…
The McIvor Times, May 28,
1968 The Railways Commission have decided that the retention of the Heathcote branch line can no longer be justified and the line will be closed as soon as an alternative road service can be arranged.
A Heathcote scout has attained the right to receive the “Queen Scout” badge and certificate. This local award comes after a long lapse of about 25 years when Edwin James (Ted) Tranter, son of Mrs George Tranter, became Heathcotes first Kings Scout. Peter, the son of Mr and Mrs A. T. Campbell of South Heathcote, has a fine record through cubbing and scouting. He is now Patrol Leader of the 1st Heathcote Senior Scouts and in every way, deserves this coveted honour.
The Heathcote Racing Club will suffer a severe blow by the enforced abandonment of the May meeting. The meeting was called off after the committee made an early inspection of the track following some hours of continuous rain on the Friday night… The McIvor Times & Rodney
Advertiser, May 30, 1918 During the past week Mr George Elsbury, of the Heathcote Motor Garage has sold and delivered to Mr Beuhne of Tooborac an up-todate Dodge Car, fitted with a selfstarter, electric light and all the latest attachments.
The Commissioners of the Victorian Railways paid their annual visit of inspection at Heathcote railway station on Thursday last. They were met by Crs. G. T. Kilroy and J. J. Farley, who asked them to grant a few improvements at the local station … the commissioners intimated that they would have tumbling doors attached to the trucking yards; that the dead end would be extended as far as possible, thereby making provision for a greater number of trucks; that the water would be laid on and drinking troughs put in convenient places at the cattle yards. The Commissioners also promised to give careful consideration to the matter of having the electric light installed at the station.
Mr John D. Hall of Heathcote has been notified by the Defence Department that his son Private Herbert Hall is returning with "E" Company wounded and is expected to arrive early next month … Herbert served as a sniper in the Bullecourt and Bapaume battles, where he was severely wounded, a bullet entering through his jaw on one side and passing out through his neck on the other, barely escaping the wind pipe. He lay where he fell for some considerable time, but was eventually picked up by Private W. Wason, of Tooborac, who found him to be in a very weak condition.
Many wood-carters with drays well laden with wood were seen wending their way through Heathcote on Saturday … the wood was being delivered to the Heathcote District and General Hospital in response to an appeal for such a contribution … Throughout the afternoon nearly sixty loads of wood were brought in, and these, together with two truckloads donated by the cutters of Major's Line and Knowsley made a very valuable stack of wood indeed … Wood cutting competitions proved an attraction during the afternoon ... Mr T. Turner won the open chop … An old buffers' chop was won by Mr J. Flowers.
Have a laugh
A farmer was milking his cow ... He was just starting to get a good rhythm going when a bug flew into the barn and started circling his head. Suddenly, the bug flew into the cow's ear. The farmer didn't think much about it, until the bug squirted out into his milk bucket. It went in one ear and out the udder.
An 18th-century vagabond in England, exhausted and famished ... came to a roadside Inn with a sign reading: "George and the Dragon." He knocked. The Innkeeper's wife stuck her head out a window. "Could ye spare some victuals?" He asked. The woman glanced at his shabby, dirty clothes. "No!" she shouted. "Could I have a pint of ale?" "No!" she shouted. "Could I at least sleep in your stable?" "No!" she shouted again. The vagabond said, "Might I please...?" "What now?" the woman screeched, not allowing him to finish. "D'ye suppose," he asked, "that I might have a word with George?"
Quote of the week
“With so many things coming back in style, I can’t wait until morals, respect and intelligence become a trend again.” —
Brainteaser: Cut the cake twice into quarters and then make one horizontal cut.
1. d. Harrison Ford; 2. c. Thomas Mapother IV; 3. b. Brother and Sister; 4. c. Jodie Foster; 5. d. Nicolas Cage.