} Australia's greatest cultural achievement is become the very
} incarnation of a fad. This has been going on since its inception, and
} Australia has been, not merely produced, but been, one fad after
} another. Once the English decided to send all unsavory criminals to
} Australia, everyone established little penal islands, for no apparent
} reason, and stopped almost as suddenly. Once Australia discovered
} alternate uses for sheep, everyone started doing it, a practice now
} limited to those places where popular culture never fully penetrates,
} like Scotland, New Zealand, and West Virginia. Crocodile Dundee came
} and went. Then came and went. Then came and went again. Yahoo
} Serious, Koala bears, and countless others have charmed foreigners,
} only to be discarded just as quickly. Soon, Vanity Fair will run an
} article on America's on-again, off-again romance with Australia; that,
} too, will be forgotten.
} You owe the Oracle a pet dingo before everyone wants one.