Author Archives: Alex Aroeste

“Swatting” on the Internet

Swatting is the act of pulling a prank on another by falsely reporting serious threats such as incidences of domestic violence, shootings, and hostage situations to the police. Using altered caller IDs and voice modification devices to conceal their identity, these pranksters use these terrifying threats to mobilize police forces into entering the homes of… Continue Reading »

The Australian Dawn Service

According to the informant, there is a traditional service that occurs during the annual Anzac Day holiday (Australian equivalent of Veteran’s Day). Every year, it is traditional to attend a Dawn Service (named after the time of day when it occurs) at one of the many WWI soldier memorial shrines located across the country. The… Continue Reading »

The Waltzing Matilda Song

Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong Under the shade of a coolibah tree, And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled “Who’ll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me?” Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda You’ll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled… Continue Reading »