Con the Fruiterer.Con “The Fruiterer” Dikaletis reckons “ah cuppla days‟ does matter and he wants to gift his adopted homeland a special day of celebration to extend Australia Day commemorations.
The iconic character from the 1990s hit comedy series The Comedy Company has declared January 25th “Summer Stonefruit Day” in an impassioned address via YouTube.
A huge fan of the summer stonefruit quartet – nectarines, peaches, plums and apricots – Con believes Australia would be a better place if we lost ourselves in the joy of eating his favourite fruits.
“Life is often not fair,” Con said. “Like turning right on the yellow when you waitin’, waitin’, waitin’ for the oncoming cars to notice the light he’s yellow, but I’m the one what gets booked!
“But as long as you are eating these dribblicious, sexy summer stonefruits you is not paying petrol tax on a tax, worrying about getting booked or thinking about what’s wrong… because you too busy thinking about what’s right.
“That’s why we need a special national day of appreciation for summer stonefruit. I was thinking Tuesday – like, every Tuesday – but then I thought it should be the day before Australia’s birthday because it’s like the present you get the day before and it makes you excited because you know it’s there and you get reminded about why it’s great to have a birthday.”
Con, the alter ego of renowned comedian Mark Mitchell, reckons all Aussies should devour summer stonefruit on Summer Stonefruit Day, as long as they embrace the appropriate kit.
“Paper bibs, the kind you wear when eating spare ribs, should become standard for all patriotic Australians to protect their bewdiful singlets and footy jumpers.
“So, here’s to our great summer stonefruit, available tax free, right now. And here’s to January 25th – Australia Summer Stonefruit Day! Get a bit of Dribbilicious into ya!”
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