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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #50 on: 04 Nov 2010, 16:53 »





When I was a kid we used to pick up echidnas  that were at risk of getting hit by cars and take them home (I think also because as a kid I thought they were awesome), where they would dig under our backyard's fence and get away.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #51 on: 04 Nov 2010, 16:56 »

You don't think they're awesome anymore? On the motorway to Melbourne we saw a police car pulled over on the side of the road, the cop was on his hands and knees trying to get an echidna out from under the car. Adorable.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #52 on: 04 Nov 2010, 17:02 »

I do think they are awesome, but not awesome enough to try and wrangle them into a milk crate to take home with me.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #53 on: 04 Nov 2010, 17:38 »









Yeah, we make awesome movies.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #54 on: 04 Nov 2010, 17:52 »

Two Hands was actually pretty good. The rest of those are pretty shitty. Ah well.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #55 on: 04 Nov 2010, 18:03 »

Australia is honestly not that dangerous. There is practically no chance of getting killed by an animal in the bush if you think ahead (as opposed to places with things like bears, moose, bulls, lions, hippo, rhinos, etc.). All the large animals are non-confrontational, so unless you do something like try and steal a baby emu or hug a wombat you'll be right.

The only real danger is snakes, but if you watch where you're walking and make enough noise, you probably won't get into any trouble, and even if you do, if you wear long pants and/or gaiters you should be safe from their venom.

The ocean on the other hand is full of things that can do some serious damage but most of that bollocks is further up the coast from me anyway.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #56 on: 04 Nov 2010, 18:05 »

In short, steer clear of Northern Queensland's waters.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #57 on: 04 Nov 2010, 18:07 »

Doesn't Cthulu hang around the waters down there? I forget.

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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #58 on: 04 Nov 2010, 18:07 »

oh also the sun will kill you but at least when you die you'll have a rockin' tan
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #59 on: 04 Nov 2010, 18:19 »

that is, if you don't burn first.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #60 on: 04 Nov 2010, 19:14 »

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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #61 on: 04 Nov 2010, 21:07 »

Man cane toads are like the one animal that just makes me angry.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #62 on: 04 Nov 2010, 21:20 »

There are some pretty awesome cars down there too.



GM almost brought the HSV Maloo stateside as the G8 ST but then decided America doesn't like trucks and axed the entire Pontiac brand. (I think they should follow tradition and slap the federalized Caprice front end on and call it an El Camino. Replace those godawful Isuzu designed pickups of theirs with something decent.)
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #63 on: 04 Nov 2010, 21:36 »

I liked Pontiacs.  :x
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #64 on: 04 Nov 2010, 23:17 »

That is an awful car. It is ugly, it is a stupid revved up ute (which is what seems to be the loudest cars taht drive past my apartment at all hours of the night), is an awful colour, the rims on the wheels are shit and it is just generally ugly.

I guess maybe it is fast or something?
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #65 on: 04 Nov 2010, 23:30 »

I was hoping someone would bring up cars. I absolutely adore big aussie v8s. They're just the most perfect thing. All these kids want their SLRs and their Skylines and so on but my dream car is a BA GT-P.


And as ridiculous as Maloos and Super Pursuits and so on are I kinda love them. They're audacious as hell in a uniquely Australian way. Where else are boy's dream cars just the tricked out versions of the workhorses?
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #66 on: 04 Nov 2010, 23:46 »

That is an awful car. It is ugly, it is a stupid revved up ute (which is what seems to be the loudest cars taht drive past my apartment at all hours of the night), is an awful colour, the rims on the wheels are shit and it is just generally ugly.

I guess maybe it is fast or something?

I generally agree with this. I just can't handle the coupe ute look. Here in the midwest there is a definite segment of the population that likes trucks with big ass engines that are startingly fast, but we like to keep 'em boxy looking and enormous.

Anyway, I just have a soft spot for pontiacs because my first car was a ridiculous old beat up '78 firebird my equally ridiculous tattooed and tobacco chewing uncle gave me. It made me feel really white trash, something that I actually sort of appreciated at the time given that my stepfather's Hormel exec father was insisting on sending me to private school at the time.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #67 on: 04 Nov 2010, 23:50 »

That is an awful car. It is ugly, it is a stupid revved up ute (which is what seems to be the loudest cars taht drive past my apartment at all hours of the night), is an awful colour, the rims on the wheels are shit and it is just generally ugly.

I guess maybe it is fast or something?

You clearly don't have enough testosterone to enjoy it.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #68 on: 05 Nov 2010, 00:19 »

Cane toads are not Australian, they are South American  :x
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #69 on: 05 Nov 2010, 04:35 »

Of pretty much everything posted in this thread so far I think I don't hate Split Enz, the food Lunchy posted and Two Hands (and of course all the fine, lovely people in the first pic).  I am not very good at being Australian.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #70 on: 05 Nov 2010, 04:37 »

(the joke was that Split Enz is a Kiwi band anyway)
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #71 on: 05 Nov 2010, 05:02 »

Paul hogan smiles when hes wrestling some crocodiles.

Paul hogan likes australian birds.

Paul hogan hangout with his buddy

then there was some barthurst racing.

And Paul hogan liked it very much
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #72 on: 05 Nov 2010, 05:57 »

He doesn't like Australia much at the moment though. Something about taxes.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #73 on: 05 Nov 2010, 07:04 »

I probably would try to hug a wombat.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #74 on: 05 Nov 2010, 10:19 »

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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #75 on: 05 Nov 2010, 10:46 »

Doesn't Cthulu hang around the waters down there? I forget.

Maybe it's cause you never write, you never call..

Of pretty much everything posted in this thread so far I think I don't hate Split Enz, the food Lunchy posted and Two Hands (and of course all the fine, lovely people in the first pic).  I am not very good at being Australian.

You dislike The Go-Betweens?

P.S. You guys should be aware that Outback Steakhouse is airing shit like this on national television here daily and it makes me want to strangle someone.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #76 on: 05 Nov 2010, 10:54 »

At least they got an actual Australian to do the voiceover, even if he is saying shit that no Australian ever says
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #77 on: 05 Nov 2010, 11:04 »

The really contrived Steve Irwin accent is the worst part though.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #78 on: 05 Nov 2010, 15:05 »

I dunno if it's even a real Aussie.  Sounded kinda like a kiwi bunging on an Aussie accent?  Or maybe it's just a dude from another part of Australia with a slightly different regional accent, I dunno.

Also, I have heard plenty of Aussies that talk exactly like that, it's just that they are usually people I don't want to associate with, like oh I don't know, the entirety of my mum's side of my family :(
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #79 on: 05 Nov 2010, 15:47 »

Yeah, I feel like I'm being advertised surf 'n turf by your equivalent of a redneck/frat bro hybrid.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #80 on: 05 Nov 2010, 16:19 »

They usually sound a little more like a dog's bark and every second word is mate/brah.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #81 on: 05 Nov 2010, 16:38 »

I like australia quite a bit, so much so that I'll be moving to Sydney in late january. It certainly doesn't hurt that the average wage is quite a lot higher and the standard of living tends to be better.
     See you hill billies soon.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #82 on: 05 Nov 2010, 16:46 »

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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #83 on: 05 Nov 2010, 17:04 »



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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #84 on: 05 Nov 2010, 17:51 »

I dunno if it's even a real Aussie.  Sounded kinda like a kiwi bunging on an Aussie accent?  Or maybe it's just a dude from another part of Australia with a slightly different regional accent, I dunno.

Also, I have heard plenty of Aussies that talk exactly like that, it's just that they are usually people I don't want to associate with, like oh I don't know, the entirety of my mum's side of my family :(

I think it's just an Aussie that has been told to turn his accent up to 11.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #85 on: 05 Nov 2010, 17:52 »

Oh shit lamingtons! I miss lamingtons too. I'm assuming that's not the kind of thing you'd be able to take over int'l borders though ):
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #86 on: 05 Nov 2010, 19:23 »

It's just sponge cake in chocolate icing and desiccated with cream/jam. As an Aussie you should be able to make it.

Oh, and PAV:

Yes, this is Australian. Prof Helen Leach is lying NZ scum who tries to co-opt our national identity.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #87 on: 05 Nov 2010, 19:37 »

It's kind of about time NZ tried to steal something from Australia
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #88 on: 05 Nov 2010, 20:18 »

To be fair, we actually did steal that.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #89 on: 05 Nov 2010, 20:19 »

just like every other NZ person or invention of quality, it decided to emigrate to australia

it's not our fault
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #90 on: 05 Nov 2010, 21:27 »

Hey

Hey

We took Richard Wilkins off their hands. We did that for them. It doesn't matter how much stuff we've stolen off them, as long as Richard Wilkins is alive in Australia we don't owe New Zealand shit.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #91 on: 05 Nov 2010, 22:28 »

Quick, some one make up an elaborate hoax. Maybe he'll report it.
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #92 on: 06 Nov 2010, 03:28 »

God, Harry.  Why you gotta go and remind me that Richard Wilkins is still alive and douching.
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« Reply #93 on: 06 Nov 2010, 03:35 »





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« Reply #95 on: 06 Nov 2010, 06:46 »

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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #96 on: 06 Nov 2010, 08:55 »

I'd slam her Tim-Tam
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Re: The Australia Thread
« Reply #97 on: 06 Nov 2010, 09:24 »

I probably would try to hug a wombat.

The following picture involves both John Darnielle and a fat wombat.

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« Reply #98 on: 06 Nov 2010, 10:01 »

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« Reply #99 on: 06 Nov 2010, 12:11 »

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