Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Happy Birthday, Banjo Paterson!
Today, this blog pays tribute to the Australian
A.B. "Banjo" Paterson
, the original author of the folk song "Waltzing Matilda." Banjo was born on Feb 17th, 1864, and also wrote the famous poem "The Man From Snowy River," later made into a
Incidentally, this is also the birthday of Thomas Malthus, noted British economist and evidently the co-inspiration for most of
Andre Bauer's opinions on welfare and free school lunches
. Mr. Bauer's other inspiration? His grandma.
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