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  Thursday, 26 January 2006

Talking Boony : VB Series Game 7

It's Australia Day. A public holiday, a day to enjoy a BBQ and of course a day to watch the cricket with Boony

time (aest) Talking Boony Said...
1:30pm get me a vb the crickets about to start
3:20pm show it to boony
3:30pm is it time for a beer yet?
4:55pm whens the drinks break
4:55pm show us a replay
4:55pm whens the drinks break
4:55pm pass us a biscuit. A monte carlo would be nice
5:00pm shot
5:45pm got some nachos. i love nachos
6:45pm grab a vb the cricket's about to start
7:20pm i feel like playing totem tennis

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[listening to: Clubland - Elvis Costello & the Attractions ]
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Talking Boony : VB Series Game 6

We went see Elvis Costello at the Sydney Opera House and missed Game 6 and Talking Boony's shannanigans The kids made some notes which I just found.

time (aest) Talking Boony Said...
1:30pm get me a vb the crickets about to start
7:00pm i want some water melon
7:10pm 2 beers
9:00pm Today's code word is SLAB
10:00pm Anyone for tennis?

I reckon the kids made up some of the things he said!

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[listening to: Button My Lip - Elvis Costello ]
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  Wednesday, 25 January 2006

elvis costello rocks the sydney opera house

We went to see Elvis Costello play with the Sydney Symphony at the Sydney Opera House.

Again, he rocked.

I am always amazed by the Sydney Opera House whenever I go there. it is a truly amazing piece of architecture. We are so lucky to have this beautiful building in our own back yard.

Anyways, the concert was great. the first part was a performance from Il Sogno, which was was written for the Italian Dance Company, Aterballetto, for their adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  The second part Elvis performs compositions that he has arranged for orchestra, together with songs arranged by Burt Bacharach, Bill Frisell, Steve Nieve and Vince Mendoza. It was amazing.

[listening to: Alibi - Elvis Costello ]
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  Monday, 23 January 2006

Elvis rocked the house

I went out to see Elvis Costello at the State Theare last night as part of the Sydney Festival.

He rocked.

The show started at 8pm. Elvis came out, grabbed a guitar and started to play. He was later joined on stage by Steve Nieve who played the piano, then later another dude came out to play bass.

At 10pm, he stopped playing and then a series of encores saw him wrap up at 10.30pm.

Overall, it was great, but I was disappointed he didn't do his signature songs, such as Pump It Up, Oliver's Army, A Good Year For The Roses, etc.

I'm off to see him on Tuesday at the Opera House with the Sydney Symphony.

[listening to: The Delivery Man - Elvis Costello ]
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  Sunday, 22 January 2006

Much Ado about Lamb

We Love Our Lamb on Australia Day 

Last year, there was a huge kerfufal around a clever ad campaign for lamb. 

This year there is a new ad and a lot more kerfufal, includng a vote by the Australian Standards Bureau

Some people really have no sense of humour - how unaustralian! I know that we will be eating lamb on Australia Day.

[listening to: lamb - madonna ]
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Talking Boony : VB Series Game 5

I'm off to see Elvis Costello & Stevie Nieve at the State Theater, and I'm not allowed to take Talking Boony to the concert.

time (aest) Talking Boony Said...
1:30pm get me a vb the crickets about to start
4:30pm when's the drinks break
4:35pm cracking shoot
5:15pm got any nachos? i love nachos
 

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[listening to: Jump - Madonna ]
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  Friday, 20 January 2006

Talking Boony : VB Series Game 4

Today I am a bit distracted by Brice's Birthday, so Talking Boony isn't going to be watching the start of the game. However, he will join in the party.

time (aest) Talking Boony Said...
1:30pm get me a vb the crickets about to start
6:45pm get me a vb the crickets about to start
7:15pm where's me beer
9:00pm today's codeword is Cheers
10:00pm i want to play tennis

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[listening to: Hung Up - Madonna ]
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Happy Birthday Bricey Arrigo

6 today!!! Seems like only yesterday Bricey Turned 5.

we have lots of things planned - like a jumping castle, a brand new cubby house, fun, games and lots of junk food.

ahh it's good to be 6!!

[listening to: Let It Will Be - Madonna ]
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  Tuesday, 17 January 2006

Talking Boony : VB Series Game 3

I took Talking Boony to work today and guess what, he spoke - even though there was no TV around.

This adds to my theory of a timer chip in the little fellow

time (aest) Talking Boony Said...
11:30am get me a vb the crickets about to start
2:50pm wheres my beer
3:00pm today's codeword is VB
4:00pm is it time for a beer yet
5:00pm got any nachos. i love nachos

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[listening to: Lose yourself - eminem ]
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  Sunday, 15 January 2006

Talking Boony : VB Series Game 2

I've been keeping a record of what Talking Boony says during a game. I have tried to record all the comments and the time they were said. I think I got them all so far

time (aest) Talking Boony Said...
1:30 get me a vb the crickets about to start
2:30 wheres my beer
2:35 do you want a beer mate
2:45 beauty
2:50 donuts
3:30 nice
3:50 looked out from here ump
4:25 time for drinks mate
4:55 nice swing mate. that's gold in my book
5:10 oh it's a good feel, a very good feel
5:15 got any nachos. i want nachos
6:15 hey get me a vb, the crickets about to start
6:30 time for a test match
6:45 i'll drink to that
7:15 *laugh*
8:00 Today's codeword is BALL
8:45 anyone seen me thongs
9:40 how's that beer going
9:45 nice swing mate
10:00 i feel like playing totem tennis

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[listening to: Beer - Reel Big Fish ]
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Talking Boony : VB Series Game 1

The first of the VB Series was played on Friday, and Talking Boony joined in the fun.

Things we heard him say on Friday 13 2006

  • Time to get a beer, crickets about to start
  • Got a beer yet ?
  • Show us a replay of that
  • Anyone seen my thongs?
  • When's the drinks break?
  • I'll drink to that
  • Got any nachos, I love nachos
  • Now get me a VB, the crickets about to start
  • Where's my beer!!
  • Nice Shot
  • Today's code word is bat
  • I feel like playing table tennis!!!

Talking Boony spoke before the game started, when the TV wasn't even on, so I suspect it has a timer chip in it and a bunch of progammed times to speak. Another dude noticed this too, as he had  his Boony at work. 

I purchased my Talking Boony on EBay and I got it just in time earlier this week.

Rob Irwin was wondering if anyone had hacked Talking Boony and an enterprising fellow even opened him up to investigate. So far the secret is still "out there"

Game 2 starts later today - I wonder what words of wisdom will come from Talking Boony today. I'm going to note the time he says stuff this time.

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[listening to: Cleanin' Out My Closet - Eminem ]
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