There are very few Australian euphemisms that I actually like, but Map of Tasmania is one of them. It is just so fitting.
So, what is a map of Tasmania? I could explain it to you, but I would rather show you this awesome music video by punk cabaret goddess Amanda Palmer
Warning: This video is not safe for work or for viewing with small children in the room. Watch it at home after the kids are in the bed. It also contains strong language, if you think fuck is strong language and the most merkins I have ever seen in one place.
I’m so jealous of all my Australian based friends who get to see Amanda Palmer on her Down Under tour. I am extremely insanely jealous of my Sydney based friends who not only get to see her at the Opera House, but with Neil Gaiman as well. Neil Gaiman is one of those rare people who I would pay to hear read the phone book. He is such a fantastic narrator and storyteller. I went to a book reading of his and I felt like I was a five year sitting on the carpet completely mesmerised and wanting to beg for just one chapter more. Of course, one can’t really beg their favourite writer to read them just one more chapter without coming off as rather peculiar. So Sydney based friends, I demand a full account of the Opera House gig.