Monday, October 20, 2003

Next time you're at a Highland Games in Australia


. . . .you might like to take in an exhibition of Highland dancing featuring the famous yardstick dance wherein the dancer performs over crossed yardsticks. You may have been expecting the sword dance but you'll be out of luck if the powers-that-be in Victoria have their way. None of those nasty, dangerous swords will be permitted. At least not without a $135 license and a safe bolted to the floor for storing it.

Strange place, Victoria. (As we already knew when they dismantled the Grade I Victoria Police Pipe Band shortly after they won the World Championship.)