East Island visit
Look forward to the New Zealand one, maybe you can do an SPB pie tasting special?
The Register's Australian outpost is having a party and we want ten readers to come along. The party is a celebration of The Reg's first twenty years in business and also the fact that some new Vultures have touched down in Australia to help out with the commercial side of things. The event takes place on August 14th at The …
Sorry (I was promised decent mobile reception, but it was 1-bar north of Bendigo)
I've got quite a bit of catching up to do, so I think it will be quicker to just rewrite this one completely?
[Can someone remember to take out the comments in these funny brackets, please?]
The Register's Australian outpost is having a party and we want ten readers to come along.
The Register's Australian outpost is having a party, we've looked up the definition and apparently a number with more than one numeral is required to satisfy the dictionary.
The party is a celebration of The Reg's first twenty years in business and also the fact that some new Vultures have touched down in Australia to help out with the commercial side of things.
And so we realise we will have to turn up, in order to make up the necessary numbers - We've even roped in a couple of locals to make it look like we're trying. But heck, we've been at this since before George Orwell was born [that is the right date/fact, isn't it?], so we know it will be worth it in the long term.
The event takes place on August 14th at The Winery in Sydney's Surrey Hills. Doors open at 18:30 and close … well … we're not entirely sure when they close. Drinks and little nibbly bits will be on offer.
Keen to make a good first impression, we are planning to show IT journalism in the colonies how it really should be done and so have entered into a ground breaking partnership with one of the local niche industries: making booze.
At the party you'll be able to meet and mingle with Reg royalty like founder Drew Cullen, all three local Reg writers and lots of industry folks who want to gawk at actual Vultures.
[Honestly, just delete this bit?]
We're running a game of skill to pick attendees, namely a limerick competition. The ten best Reg-related limericks we receive will score a ticket.
We desperately require some content. NOT in Latin. Even Oirish would be better than that.
You can put your rhyme in the comments below or send email to Reg APAC editor Simon Sharwood if you'd rather other competitors don't get a look at your genius.
So few people will read this that we ARE accepting entries from 'bots (no CATCATCHER required)
We'll publish the winners in a story on Monday, August 11th. - [This can stay: It's probably best to warn the man in the white suit that asking for stuff by tomorrow is no use]
Some rules. No, we won't fly you to Sydney or pay for a hotel. The prize is admission to the party only (but we are thinking of ways to do this stuff in other Australian cities and maybe even New Zealand). One entry per person. Entries close 08:00 Monday August 11th, Australian Eastern Standard Time. You must behave yourself at the party and can't bring a friend. Ticket is not transferable. Judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. You agree to have your limerick reproduced in a story.
Any questions? Ask here. We look forward to your poems and your company on the 14th
The usual rules apply: We're skint. But should this idea make us some money, we might spend some of that making more money, slumming it in a few native villages that appear to be struggling by without an opera house.
You must behave yourself at the party [<-- more good advice for the man in the white suit]
10 people wanted. Must be willing to: submit a copyright free poem (NOT IN LATIN!), pay own petrol/hay to airport, pay for parking/stabling at the airport (2nd mortgage necessary), pay to fly to Sydney, locate and pay to travel to a winery somewhere “close by” [in the Australian sense?].
Prize: Free entry to the winery
Note for Locals: Ah look, I reckon the party must be alcohol free, the poms have already figured no one behaves at parties.
[Honestly, go with the short one]
[I can't find my usual disclaimer?!!!]
There's nothing in those rules that says the limerick has to be about El Reg or the party (unless I'm being particularly stupid today). So here's one I did earlier:
"There was a young lady named Beth
who swore to be virgin 'till death.
Then she lost her front teeth
while fighting a thief
and finally learnt to say yeth."
If the plane ticket was going to be part of the prize I might even write a new one.....
I've heard of Surry Hills, New South Wales -
And Surrey Hills, Vic,
first 2 hits on 'Surrey Hills' in my search.
If I pay a ticket to the nearest, will you pay the difference?
Or, get the speeling rite.
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