Things kids say

By Lorenzo

This is one of the props we use in our Weapons & Armour talk. It is a replica of a plate armour helmet, c.1400.


I was using it in a country school, when one of the students blurted out “It’s a Julia Gillard helmet”!

Cartoon caricatures, they affect how we see folk.  Or, perhaps, where we see them.

This is also the Saturday chit-chat post.


  1. Posted July 6, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    So I take it this is a Tony Abbot helmet?

  2. Mel
    Posted July 6, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    A Julia Gillard helmet? Hmmm. Did he mean protection from low flying sandwiches? Or did he mean the pointiness of the helmet is suggestive of Julia’s prominent snout? Or something else?

    Lorenzo, I’m disappointed that you didn’t get to the bottom of this mystery.

  3. Posted July 6, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    An interesting European, Northern hemisphere, point of view.

    While i might try to debate the difference between “aboriginal” and “indigenous” –

    it matters not.. Australia IS – a ‘landmass’ ; ripe for exploitation (from the Northern hemisphere, Roman Empirical point of view).

    (um empirical or impirical .. interesting)

  4. kvd
    Posted July 8, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    As this is a chat post, may I pass on my very high recommend for a movie called ‘The Intouchables’.

    French with subs; really one of the best films I’ve watched for some years. Worth the rental, or buy it and pass to a close friend.

  5. John H.
    Posted July 9, 2013 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    The USA has a serious opioid addiction problem.

  6. Posted July 15, 2013 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    [email protected] The Intouchables is absolutely delightful, I entirely agree.
    [email protected] Quite serious. It might be connected to the declining life expectancy among poor whites in the US.

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