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Robstar
10-19-2011, 05:51 PM
For the uninitiated, I thought I'd make this thread to share my home country with those who might be interested. It's bound to be a mish-mash of facts, clips and uniquely Aussie things that appeal to me and give a better representation of Australia than any marketing campaign you'll find out there. ;)

Hope you enjoy it.

Polly-Pablo
10-19-2011, 05:54 PM
For the uninitiated, I thought I'd make this thread to share my home country with those who might be interested. It's bound to be a mish-mash of facts, clips and uniquely Aussie things that appeal to me and give a better representation of Australia than any marketing campaign you'll find out there. ;)

Hope you enjoy it.

Would do if there was anything here.......*watches tumbleweed blow across screen* hmmm

Robstar
10-19-2011, 05:57 PM
It's just the audio track, but is one of my all time favourite tracks;


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFY9TY1Y-0k

And some more Cold Chisel...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzyDVcnLJ7U


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_6NOIeziQQ

Yep it doesn't get much more Aussie than a bit of Chisel ;)

Robstar
10-19-2011, 05:58 PM
Would do if there was anything here.......*watches tumbleweed blow across screen* hmmm

Oh Polly, you're so impatient!

Robstar
10-19-2011, 06:06 PM
Australia is approximately the same size as the 48 mainland states in the USA and 50 percent larger than Europe which makes it the sixth largest country in the world it also has the lowest population density in the world with an average of only two people per square kilometre.

The coastline in Australia stretches for almost 50,000 kilometres and is joined by well over 10,000 beaches, more than any other country in the world.

More than 85% of Australians live within 50 kilometres of the coast which makes the beach a very important part of their lifestyle.

Australia is the only nation to govern an entire continent it is also the largest island in the world but the smallest and flattest continent.
Native Aboriginal people are believed to be the world's oldest civilization and have lived on the continent for over 50,000 years. They invented the boomerang, they were the first society to ground edges on stone cutting tools and the first to use stone tools to grind seeds.

The black box flight recorder for aircraft was invented in Australia in 1958 by the Aeronautical research scientist David Warren.

Melbourne was formerly called Batmania, after one of its founders John Batman.

Australia's first police force was created from a group of 12 of their best behaved convicts.

Australians called the English pommies from the initials POME on convicts uniforms. These initials stood for Prisoners of Mother England.

Australian inventions include things like the surf lifesaving reel, notepads, aspirin, the pacemaker, Hills Hoist clothesline, plastic disposable syringes, wine casks, the bionic ear, dual flush toilet and long-wearing contact lenses. *fixed for accuracy(thanks Polly)


Jeebus, I didn't even know that - syringes and wine casks - beauty mate!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFnKf9xSIgw

Polly-Pablo
10-19-2011, 06:10 PM
Oh Polly, you're so impatient!

:p .........................:p

Robstar
10-19-2011, 06:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pKPNnk-JhE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMSyumchMWA

And it wouldn't be Aussie without a bit of Hoges (Paul Hogan to you)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpmyw2ZDRfo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT8VjRzgBXY

Rich Cranium
10-19-2011, 06:20 PM
Boooo! You include Peter Garrett but no INXS or AC/DC?

Robstar
10-19-2011, 06:21 PM
Dude! Give a guy a chance! Oh, you're all also welcome to post stuff you like about Australia too :)

My intention is to post things most people might not have heard or seen. INXS and Acca Dacca do not fall into that category immediately:rolleyes:

Polly-Pablo
10-19-2011, 06:25 PM
Australia is approximately the same size as the 48 mainland states in the USA and 50 percent larger than Europe which makes it the sixth largest country in the world it also has the lowest population density in the world with an average of only two people per square kilometre.

The coastline in Australia stretches for almost 50,000 kilometres and is joined by well over 10,000 beaches, more than any other country in the world.

More than 85% of Australians live within 50 kilometres of the coast which makes the beach a very important part of their lifestyle.

Australia is the only nation to govern an entire continent it is also the largest island in the world but the smallest and flattest continent.
Native Aboriginal people are believed to be the world's oldest civilization and have lived on the continent for over 50,000 years. They invented the boomerang, they were the first society to ground edges on stone cutting tools and the first to use stone tools to grind seeds.

The black box flight recorder for aircraft was invented in Australia in 1958 by the Aeronautical research scientist David Warren.

Melbourne was formerly called Batmania, after one of its founders John Batman.

Australia's first police force was created from a group of 12 of their best behaved convicts.

Australians called the English pommies from the initials POME on convicts uniforms. These initials stood for Prisoners of Mother England.

Australian inventions include things like the surf lifesaving reel, notepads, aspirin, the pacemaker, penicillin, Hills Hoist clothesline, plastic disposable syringes, wine casks, the bionic ear, dual flush toilet and long-wearing contact lenses.


Jeebus, I didn't even know that - syringes and wine casks - beauty mate!



Er nope....that, my friend, was 'invented' or rather accidentally discovered by the one and only Sir Alexander Fleming, who was Scottish - he discovered it in the hospital just round the corner from London Paddington train station (St Mary's I think) - if you go there, you'll see the plaque directs you to the exact room (2nd floor, last window along) where it happened....

Sorry to piss on your strawberries Rob....

Although, in fairness, Howard Florey (australian) was the first to actively invent a dosage for future use

Robstar
10-19-2011, 06:28 PM
Er nope....that, my friend, was 'invented' or rather accidentally discovered by the one and only Sir Alexander Fleming, who was Scottish - he discovered it in the hospital just round the corner from London Paddington train station (St Mary's I think) - if you go there, you'll see the plaque directs you to the exact room (2nd floor, last window along) where it happened....

Sorry to piss on your strawberries Rob....

Yeah well spotted, I didn't even see that in there! Aaah, that's what you get for cutting and pasting! My bad. Even I knew that. And it was my blueberries you pissed on haha

Robstar
10-19-2011, 06:30 PM
Yes, just discovered this footnote on wiki

The development of penicillin for use as a medicine is attributed to the Australian Nobel laureate Howard Walter Florey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Walter_Florey) together with the German Nobel laureate Ernst Chain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Chain) and the English biochemist Norman Heatley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Heatley).

Rich Cranium
10-19-2011, 06:31 PM
Is that Chopper Reid fella still alive? I remember you had a thread for him.

Wade Barrett 1979
10-19-2011, 06:34 PM
Don't forget you invented vegemite!! :)

Robstar
10-19-2011, 06:35 PM
Is that Chopper Reid fella still alive? I remember you had a thread for him.

Yeah Chopper is still kickin', though living a much quieter and heavily medicated life these days

Robstar
10-19-2011, 06:37 PM
Don't forget you invented vegemite!! :)

Fucking oath! And do you know how it's made? It's the yeast extract leftover after making beer - so we'll never run out! It's definetly an aquired taste, but so is Marmite and Promite and other 'mites'. I eat it regularly.

Rich Cranium
10-19-2011, 06:38 PM
Don't forget you invented vegemite!! :)

Lol, a vegemite sandwich - Men at Work

Polly-Pablo
10-19-2011, 06:40 PM
You are also responsible, as a nation, for this man....

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTJ3-oQ4dheA_D8boS8P73GahJkwH0mYW7Gl8xoumc_zLj6iXmr

Thank you!!!!!

Wade Barrett 1979
10-19-2011, 06:42 PM
Lol, a vegemite sandwich - Men at Work

Ha! Can't stand the stuff myself! Or marmite :p

Here you go Rob, I'll help you with a couple more; you also invented:

The clapperboard (as used in film making)
The Black Box Flight Recorder!

Robstar
10-19-2011, 06:43 PM
Sir John Robertson, five times premier of New South Wales, drank a pint of rum every morning for 35 years.

In 1954, Bob Hawke was immortalised by the Guinness Book of Records for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds. Bob later became the Prime Minister of Australia.


Convicts were not sent to Australia for serious crimes. Serious crimes, such as murder, rape, or impersonating an Egyptian were given the death sentence in England.




Crimes punishable by transportation included recommending that politicians get paid, starting a union, stealing fish from a river or pond, embezzlement, receiving or buying stolen goods, setting fire to underwood, petty theft, or being suspected of supporting Irish terrorism.




Alcohol- It has been reported that the first European settlers in Australia drank more alcohol per head of population than any other community in the history of mankind.

The Fierce Snake or Inland Taipan has the most toxic venom of any snake. Maximum yield recorded (for one bite) is 110mg. That would probably be enough to kill over 100 people or 250,000 mice.

The Wombat deposits square poos on logs, rocks and even upright sticks that it uses tomark its territory.



A 10kg Tasmanian Devil is able to exert the same biting pressure as a 40kg dog. It can also eat almost a third of its body weight in a single feeding.



A kangaroo being chased by a dog may jump into a dam. If the dog gives chase, the kangaroo may turn towards the dog, then use its paws to push the dogs head underwater in order to drown it.

Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.

Robstar
10-19-2011, 06:44 PM
You are also responsible, as a nation, for this man....

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTJ3-oQ4dheA_D8boS8P73GahJkwH0mYW7Gl8xoumc_zLj6iXmr

Thank you!!!!!

Yeah, but who was responsible for the sham of a movie? lol That's what I thought of it personally

Robstar
10-19-2011, 06:44 PM
Ha! Can't stand the stuff myself! Or marmite :p

Here you go Rob, I'll help you with a couple more; you also invented:

The clapperboard (as used in film making)
The Black Box Flight Recorder!

I got that one earlier :)

Polly-Pablo
10-19-2011, 06:49 PM
Yeah, but who was responsible for the sham of a movie? lol That's what I thought of it personally

Wait...there was a plot too? Damn it, I missed all that.....:p

Polly-Pablo
10-19-2011, 06:52 PM
and these too....

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTFuxGvhBk82yuV_7Oy6HcSiuPxzP6Mp ts2fWpr-1olP1PS5swx
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSzkAKfKAF85jOqoru7Gdn0ONhXYNnBB vHF3CMYodwtgKXrdypZ

But I will NEVER forgive Australia for this....

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSRwTytcKqNbNh1KGjWkCXYdxp76sexJ ThXNtIOxTa_p6Ck6QUYDw

Wade Barrett 1979
10-19-2011, 06:55 PM
I got that one earlier :)

Oh yeah! :p

How about, The Electric Drill!!

IrkenInvader
10-19-2011, 06:57 PM
Yeah, but who was responsible for the sham of a movie? lol That's what I thought of it personally

I thought it was a good movie.

IrkenInvader
10-19-2011, 06:58 PM
But I will NEVER forgive Australia for this....

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSRwTytcKqNbNh1KGjWkCXYdxp76sexJ ThXNtIOxTa_p6Ck6QUYDw

Why has the Australian Government not apologized for that travesty?

Polly-Pablo
10-19-2011, 07:03 PM
Why has the Australian Government not apologized for that travesty?

I know right! Canada apologised for Bryan Adams didn't they?

IrkenInvader
10-19-2011, 07:06 PM
I know right! Canada apologised for Bryan Adams didn't they?

When is your country going to apologize for stealing Madonna?

Robstar
10-19-2011, 07:08 PM
and these too....

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTFuxGvhBk82yuV_7Oy6HcSiuPxzP6Mp ts2fWpr-1olP1PS5swx
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSzkAKfKAF85jOqoru7Gdn0ONhXYNnBB vHF3CMYodwtgKXrdypZ

But I will NEVER forgive Australia for this....

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSRwTytcKqNbNh1KGjWkCXYdxp76sexJ ThXNtIOxTa_p6Ck6QUYDw

Kylie's hot, leave the singing budgie alone. You should be more pissed off for Danni Minogue and Peter Andre!

Oh and from what I hear....Jackman is in a 'marraige of convenience'. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Hey it's not like the UK didn't deal it's fair share of crap - Stock, Aitken & Waterman, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Bananarama and Lady Sovereign to name a few...

Wade Barrett 1979
10-19-2011, 07:08 PM
When is your country going to apologize for stealing Madonna?

Believe me, you can have her back! We'll pay for postage and packaging even!!

Robstar
10-19-2011, 07:09 PM
When is your country going to apologize for stealing Madonna?

I would think any country would be happy to dis-own Madonna. Anyone else notice how Guy Ritchie's movie's pre and post Madonna are his best? There's something to that

IrkenInvader
10-19-2011, 07:12 PM
Lady Sovereign to name a few...

I love this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OMTB8YwILY

Robstar
10-19-2011, 07:17 PM
I love this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OMTB8YwILY

She tries to come off as a sassy teenager when she's really in her mid 20's! Does she qualify as a chav or chav-influenced?

Polly-Pablo
10-19-2011, 07:21 PM
Kylie's hot, leave the singing budgie alone. You should be more pissed off for Danni Minogue and Peter Andre!

Oh and from what I hear....Jackman is in a 'marraige of convenience'. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Hey it's not like the UK didn't deal it's fair share of crap - Stock, Aitken & Waterman, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Bananarama and Lady Sovereign to name a few...

If that's what you want to call it.......

Jackman is eye candy only....I don't care what marriage he's in...plus he's a little too old for me...

S, A & W were the bomb! Except for the whole Kylie 'I can't sing in tune and I'm hugely overated, but I've got a nice arse so buy my records' thing...

We also gave you all The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Julie Andrews, The Who......I could go on

Robstar
10-19-2011, 07:22 PM
The cover they have here looks cheap but it's an awesome flick -
Idiot Box;
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116604/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116604/
Candy;
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424880/
Two Hands;
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145547/

And my all time favourite...
Puberty Blues;
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082956/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424880/

Robstar
10-19-2011, 07:28 PM
We also gave you all The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Julie Andrews, The Who......I could go on

True, true. Also The Stones, The Cult, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Sex Pistols, Sabbath, The Cure, Duran Duran (highly underrated and misunderstood, IMO), The Stone Roses, Manic Street Preachers, Radiohead etc.

I had to laugh at you inserting Julie Andrews in there amongst those bands. Not that she's not worthy :)

Wade Barrett 1979
10-19-2011, 07:34 PM
Hey Rob, have you been to the AAMI Park, in Melbourne?! It looks immense!!

Robstar
10-19-2011, 08:23 PM
Hey Rob, have you been to the AAMI Park, in Melbourne?! It looks immense!!

I actually live near it. It's not that big and has a 30,500 capacity. I think the biggest stadium we have here is Stadium Australia known as ANZ Stadium. It currently has a capacity for 83,500, but had a 110,000 capacity for the Olympics. No wait that's the second biggest - the biggest is the MCG - the Melbourne Cricket Ground and has a current capacity of 100,018. It's actually been downsized some, it did have an approximate 130,000 capacity but that was before the grass areas were taken over by stands. It's the 8th largest in the world.

Wade Barrett 1979
10-19-2011, 08:30 PM
I actually live near it. It's not that big and has a 30,500 capacity. I think the biggest stadium we have here is Stadium Australia known as ANZ Stadium. It currently has a capacity for 83,500, but had a 110,000 capacity for the Olympics. No wait that's the second biggest - the biggest is the MCG - the Melbourne Cricket Ground and has a current capacity of 100,018. It's actually been downsized some, it did have an approximate 130,000 capacity but that was before the grass areas were taken over by stands. It's the 8th largest in the world.

Yeah, I have a mate who's always on about the MCG, cricket mad loon that he is!! I know the AAMI isn't huge, I just remember seeing a programme on the engineering of it recently, it's an awesome looking stadium!! (I'm a bit of a sad case, when it comes to those types of programmes :p)

Robstar
10-19-2011, 09:37 PM
Yeah, I have a mate who's always on about the MCG, cricket mad loon that he is!! I know the AAMI isn't huge, I just remember seeing a programme on the engineering of it recently, it's an awesome looking stadium!! (I'm a bit of a sad case, when it comes to those types of programmes :p)

Mate, if you could see some of the shit I watch nowadays. I even try to watch the news at least once a day. Its called getting older. :)
Here's a killer song -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tCyJzI-6kc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf9lhev1qwA&feature=related

Robstar
10-19-2011, 09:39 PM
More Acca Dacca!
(what's Bon sprinkling on the book at 0:07?);)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98I85ceICRM

Wade Barrett 1979
10-19-2011, 09:43 PM
Tell me about it! It's a disgrace we have to get older :p Cheers for the tunes though chief , they've perked me up!!

pauadrian
10-19-2011, 09:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku2YavtBEww

Tomsta666
10-19-2011, 09:54 PM
Some quality Aussie TV


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH5nN9IFGDM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5enxi2kYjU

Quality TV and Aussie, you wouldn't usually put in the same sentence considering If you ask a Brit about Aussie telly and all they'll know is Home and Away and Neighbours!! These two shows are hillarious though!! :P

Wade Barrett 1979
10-19-2011, 10:00 PM
This show was awesome, when I was a kid:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mybg0l2Alaw

Look this up!!

Tomsta666
10-19-2011, 10:02 PM
Have you ever... ever felt like this?
Do strange things happen, are you going round the twist


:D lulz, how could I forget that one!!

Wade Barrett 1979
10-19-2011, 10:04 PM
Have you ever... ever felt like this?
Do strange things happen, are you going round the twist


:D lulz, how could I forget that one!!

Ha!! I know, it was brilliant! :D

Polly-Pablo
10-19-2011, 10:23 PM
Have you ever... ever felt like this?
Do strange things happen, are you going round the twist


:D lulz, how could I forget that one!!

That song was going round my head last night for hours....no lie!

What programme was that?

Tomsta666
10-19-2011, 10:28 PM
That song was going round my head last night for hours....no lie!

What programme was that?

:p play the video Wade Barret posted ;)

Polly-Pablo
10-19-2011, 10:29 PM
:p play the video Wade Barret posted ;)

I would but I can't at a work computer:(

SilverGhost
10-19-2011, 10:35 PM
Polly hates computers lol

Wade Barrett 1979
10-19-2011, 10:46 PM
That song was going round my head last night for hours....no lie!

What programme was that?

I'll see if you can guess first; The title is in the lyrics Tomsta posted! It was a kids tv programme, family living in a lighthouse, strange goings on...... :)

Polly-Pablo
10-19-2011, 11:01 PM
Polly hates computers lol

Hey! Who rattled your cage! Get back behind the door....and dammit stop kicking it! lol

Polly-Pablo
10-19-2011, 11:02 PM
I'll see if you can guess first; The title is in the lyrics Tomsta posted! It was a kids tv programme, family living in a lighthouse, strange goings on...... :)

Too tired......11 1/2 hours after my shift began, 2 prop changes and an oil change later....I just managed to get an Herc running and ready to fly, please don't make me do more work with my brain:( lol

SilverGhost
10-19-2011, 11:03 PM
Hey! Who rattled your cage! Get back behind the door....and dammit stop kicking it! lol

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcToXMd165NssErkMn3avUdEc2IYUAoAU 4sJ3xecc_SRgYRj9975QYiOY5BXuw

-breaks the door-

SilverGhost
10-19-2011, 11:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49eAb3FwFaY&feature=related

Contributin' to something Australian.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bizrduWSCDI

Wade Barrett 1979
10-19-2011, 11:15 PM
Too tired......11 1/2 hours after my shift began, 2 prop changes and an oil change later....I just managed to get an Herc running and ready to fly, please don't make me do more work with my brain:( lol

Awww :) OK, I'm going to be kind, the programme is:

Round The Twist!

Ace kids tv from the 80's :p

Robstar
10-19-2011, 11:33 PM
Holy shit, you guys got that show? Lmao, I remember it well, I've been to that lighthouse.

As for Wilfred....strangely enough, I think the U.S. version is superior. But it's different.

What other shows have you got from us?

Robstar
10-19-2011, 11:35 PM
Hey! Who rattled your cage! Get back behind the door....and dammit stop kicking it! lol

Couldn't have put it better! lol


Too tired......11 1/2 hours after my shift began, 2 prop changes and an oil change later....I just managed to get an Herc running and ready to fly, please don't make me do more work with my brain:( lol

Wow, I think I just got half a chub from that. Women with tools are hot. ;)

Wade Barrett 1979
10-19-2011, 11:41 PM
Holy shit, you guys got that show? Lmao, I remember it well, I've been to that lighthouse.

As for Wilfred....strangely enough, I think the U.S. version is superior. But it's different.

What other shows have you got from us?

Absolutely! One of my favourite shows as a kid!! You've been to the lighthouse?! Mate, that's class!!

Other kids ones I remember: The Girl From Tomorrow. Halfway across the Galaxy and turn left.

Outside of that, with Sky we do get a lot of your shows!!

Robstar
10-20-2011, 05:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5JaDPHbFs4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osxehkL4628


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SprbGBbP1lU

Robstar
10-20-2011, 05:48 PM
http://www.instatravel.org/images/whitsunday-island-whitehaven-beach_45.jpg
http://images.travelpod.com/users/joslyncarsten/1.1305032693.12-apostles-at-sunset.jpg
http://www.bestourism.com/img/items/med/103/331.jpg

Wade Barrett 1979
10-20-2011, 05:54 PM
Silverchair, not heard them in years! Some great tunes! Plus, the lucky git was doinking Natalie Imbruglia :p

Robstar
10-20-2011, 05:58 PM
http://www.destination360.com/australia-south-pacific/australia/images/s/australia-sydney.jpg
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2008/02/25/SydneyHarbour_wideweb__470x313,0.jpg
http://www.sydneyforall.com/images/FortDenison_IL_230x280.jpg
http://www.sydney-traveltips.com/pics/sydney-harbour-aerial-view.jpg
Sydney Harbour

Robstar
10-20-2011, 06:05 PM
http://www.best-beaches.com/images/australia/best-australia-beach.jpg
http://mytripsaround.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Whitehaven-Beach.jpg
Whitehaven Beach
http://lilymilani.com/files/131091-view-of-the-beach-from-q1-surfers-paradise-australia.jpg
Surfers Paradise
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Travel/Pix/pictures/2008/05/22/BondiGetty4.jpg
The iconic Bondi Beach

Asherdelampyr
10-20-2011, 06:12 PM
Awesome stuff
wow, I remember Silverchair, what are they doing now?

Most of what I hear about AU is what Fossil employees tell me (I do their support) and the stores in AU have the nicest employees out of the US, CA and UK

Also I think the accent is hot

Robstar
10-20-2011, 06:34 PM
Awesome stuff
wow, I remember Silverchair, what are they doing now?

Most of what I hear about AU is what Fossil employees tell me (I do their support) and the stores in AU have the nicest employees out of the US, CA and UK

Also I think the accent is hot

I bought a Fossil bag recently, quite pricey but I had to have it so I spent a (to me) decadent amount for it. Good bag though

Polly-Pablo
10-20-2011, 06:36 PM
Wow, I think I just got half a chub from that. Women with tools are hot. ;)

[QUOTE=Robstar;297196]http://www.instatravel.org/images/whitsunday-island-whitehaven-beach_45.jpg

If I promise to bring my tools, can I come to Australia please?! You get that and we get;

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSy-tD_zT5FMzDokcELyDzYGXv7ET5yGbH300sButs7rSu3Lrc
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQScG7ZaDWwvk0qdRCGCuAINAKQ7hPzY R1dgUnBJvHusbx8JU-pIG7BuUiX

Asherdelampyr
10-20-2011, 06:38 PM
I bought a Fossil bag recently, quite pricey but I had to have it so I spent a (to me) decadent amount for it. Good bag though

until I starting working here I didn't actually know that Fossil was a place.

Wade Barrett 1979
10-20-2011, 09:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2KC1P9s6-Q

Wade Barrett 1979
10-20-2011, 09:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbe5RERDh4k

Robstar
10-20-2011, 11:01 PM
until I starting working here I didn't actually know that Fossil was a place.

Wow, I just learnt that now!


[QUOTE=Robstar;297196]http://www.instatravel.org/images/whitsunday-island-whitehaven-beach_45.jpg

If I promise to bring my tools, can I come to Australia please?! You get that and we get;

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSy-tD_zT5FMzDokcELyDzYGXv7ET5yGbH300sButs7rSu3Lrc
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQScG7ZaDWwvk0qdRCGCuAINAKQ7hPzY R1dgUnBJvHusbx8JU-pIG7BuUiX

Robstar would welcome an armed invasion from Polly. Hehe ;)

Rich Cranium
10-21-2011, 12:22 AM
Has Tasmania been discussed yet? I can't be arsed to go back 8 pages atm.

Enforcer23
10-21-2011, 12:43 AM
oh this is a sick thread robstar ;)

Tomsta666
10-21-2011, 01:07 AM
Theres quite a lot of Aussies in the UK.

You know what they say though...

They always return to the scene of the crime!!! :cool: :p

Robstar
10-21-2011, 01:34 AM
oh this is a sick thread robstar ;)

Oh you know it. ;)

Robstar
10-21-2011, 01:34 AM
Theres quite a lot of Aussies in the UK.

You know what they say though...

They always return to the scene of the crime!!! :cool: :p

That made me laugh! :) And also - great sig

Robstar
10-21-2011, 01:35 AM
Has Tasmania been discussed yet? I can't be arsed to go back 8 pages atm.

Rich, Tassie hasn't come up yet? Wanna know what a 'map of Tassie' is slang for? Go on, guess ;)

Robstar
10-24-2011, 04:52 AM
***still waiting for Rich to answer***

The 8 hour working day was pioneered in Australia. Presumably to give us more time to drink beer ;)

Asherdelampyr
10-25-2011, 02:09 PM
***still waiting for Rich to answer***

The 8 hour working day was pioneered in Australia. Presumably to give us more time to drink beer ;)

I always figured that's where the 15 minute breaks came in
just long enough for a few beers, then back to work

Robstar
10-25-2011, 05:34 PM
I always figured that's where the 15 minute breaks came in
just long enough for a few beers, then back to work

Hey, if the cosmonauts can work drunk on Vodka, we can do it with a skinful of piss. ;) Besides, the humidity means you sweat it out fast so you can drink more!

Asherdelampyr
10-25-2011, 06:11 PM
Hey, if the cosmonauts can work drunk on Vodka, we can do it with a skinful of piss. ;) Besides, the humidity means you sweat it out fast so you can drink more!

damn right!

Grind_Bastard
10-25-2011, 06:39 PM
Hey, if the cosmonauts can work drunk on Vodka, we can do it with a skinful of piss. ;) Besides, the humidity means you sweat it out fast so you can drink more!

Cool, now I wanna move to Australia to drink more!

The Sneakiness
10-25-2011, 11:56 PM
Did you know there are only three states in Australia that are smaller than Texas?

Don't believe me, go look it up.

IrkenInvader
10-25-2011, 11:58 PM
Did you know there are only three states in Australia that are smaller than Texas?

Don't believe me, go look it up.

I would but I don't really care.

welch421
10-26-2011, 02:09 PM
U shuld show some clips Of Kath and Kim

Robstar
10-26-2011, 03:10 PM
U shuld show some clips Of Kath and Kim

Most people don't get it. :)

Instead...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4twVM1fq_nk

Robstar
10-26-2011, 03:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPkOEE2yppk


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gujdbZ1csng
This is the same guy singing a few years earlier;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQfAZVsz6KM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMFumcGBkbs

Dr. Death
10-26-2011, 04:27 PM
Robstar: Australia is the only nation to govern an entire continent it is also the largest island in the world but the smallest and flattest continent.
Native Aboriginal people are believed to be the world's oldest civilization and have lived on the continent for over 50,000 years. They invented the boomerang, they were the first society to ground edges on stone cutting tools and the first to use stone tools to grind seeds.

The black box flight recorder for aircraft was invented in Australia in 1958 by the Aeronautical research scientist David Warren.

Melbourne was formerly called Batmania, after one of its founders John Batman.

Australia's first police force was created from a group of 12 of their best behaved convicts.

Australians called the English pommies from the initials POME on convicts uniforms. These initials stood for Prisoners of Mother England.

Australian inventions include things like the surf lifesaving reel, notepads, aspirin, the pacemaker, Hills Hoist clothesline, plastic disposable syringes, wine casks, the bionic ear, dual flush toilet and long-wearing contact lenses. *fixed for accuracy(thanks Polly)

I would love to visit Australia one day, I just wanted to point some things out to you, so don't take it like I'm dissing Australia because I'm not, I just think some info you have posted is wrong, and some other fun facts you may not have.

1. The first society to ground edges on stone cutting tools and the first to use stone tools to grind seeds was from the Middle East in the Neolithic Age or New Stone Age about 9500 BC. Here is a map of the Middle East of which Australia is not on here.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/13/Middle_east.jpg/200px-Middle_east.jpg

2. Not only did Australia invent the "Black Box" for Aircraft, Australia is recognized as the first country in the world to make cockpit-voice recording compulsory.

3. Australians have been leaders in inventions relating to both maritime and aeronautical matters, including powered flight, the black box flight recorder, the inflatable escape slide, the surf ski, the wave-piercing catamaran and the winged keel. Also the grain stripper, the stump jump plough, mechanical sheep shears, the Dethridge water wheel, the froth flotation ore separation process, the instream ore analysis process and the buffalo fly trap.

4. Australian inventions also include a number of weapons or weapons systems, including the boomerang, the woomera, the tank, and the underwater torpedo. Australians have been at the forefront of medical technology with inventions including ultrasound, the bionic ear, the first plastic spectacle lenses, the electronic pacemaker, the multi-focal contact lens, spray-on artificial skin and anti-flu medication and the notepad.

5. Man's first powered flight was not accomplished by the Wright Brothers. Instead, it was accomplished in 1894 by Australian Lawrence Hargrave, using four box kites. Australian Aborigine David Unaipon is known as "Australia's Leonardo" for his contributions to science and the Aboriginal people. His inventions include a tool for sheep-shearing, a centrifugal motor, a multi-radial wheel and mechanical propulsion device. Unaipon appears on Australia's $50 note.

6. 1838 – Pre-paid postage – Colonial Postmaster-General of New South Wales, James Raymond introduced the world's first pre-paid postal system, using pre-stamped sheets as envelopes.

7. 1843 – Grain stripper – John Ridley and John Bull of South Australia developed the world's first grain stripper that cut the crop then removed and placed the grain into bins.

8. 1856 – Refrigerator – Using the principle of vapour compression, James Harrison produced the world's first practical ice making machine and refrigerator.

9. 1889 – Electric drill – Arthur James Arnot patented the world's first electric drill in Melbourne.

10. 1952 – Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer – The atomic absorption spectrophotometer is a complex analytical instrument incorporating micro-computer electronics and precision optics and mechanics, used in chemical analysis to determine low concentrations of metals in a wide variety of substances. It was first developed by Sir Alan Walsh of the CSIRO in Australia.

Also Australia's contributions to science have been recognised in the 14 Australian Nobel laureates – the highest rate per population of any country. I just thought you'd like to know. (You may have already listed these or already know, but I found it interesting and wanted to share it.)

Rich Cranium
10-26-2011, 04:34 PM
I think the one of the more interesting things about Australia are the number of world's most dangerous creatures that reside there.

Thanks for Outback Steakhouse. I love my Aussie Chees Fries follwoed by my order of Alice Spring's Chicken!

Not really a Fosters drinker though.

Robstar
10-26-2011, 06:04 PM
I think the one of the more interesting things about Australia are the number of world's most dangerous creatures that reside there.

Thanks for Outback Steakhouse. I love my Aussie Chees Fries follwoed by my order of Alice Spring's Chicken!

Not really a Fosters drinker though.

Yeah it's pretty fucking deadly living here! There are surprisingly few deaths by those means though.

I've never been to the Outback Steakhouse, but I can imagine it would be a very American version of Australia. I don't think we pioneered cheese fries, lol.
Oh and we don't drink Fosters here either! Mainly VB or Tooheys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AHcPbQL-2s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MovEC866XZA

Robstar
10-26-2011, 06:18 PM
Alice Springs is not really famous for their chickens. It'd be a bit like saying Minnesota sushi or something.

Real examples of Aussie food would be Anzac Biscuits, Vegemite toast, lamingtons, pavlova, lamb chops or roast, Tim Tams, Jaffas, Chiko Rolls. Hang on, i'm being told by Wikipedia that we invented the Flat White. (more likely just the first to give a simple standard coffee a name).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGWCp9dLv_c

I love these ads, they make working and deserving a beer for it seem like a religious experience almost, lol

The Sneakiness
10-26-2011, 10:45 PM
Real examples of Aussie food would be Anzac Biscuits, Vegemite toast, lamingtons, pavlova, lamb chops or roast, Tim Tams, Jaffas, Chiko Rolls. Hang on, i'm being told by Wikipedia that we invented the Flat White. (more likely just the first to give a simple standard coffee a name).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGWCp9dLv_c

Kangaroo?
Crocodile?
Emu?

Come on Rob, wave of a new generation. :)

IrkenInvader
10-26-2011, 10:47 PM
Kangaroo?
Crocodile?
Emu?

Come on Rob, wave of a new generation. :)

Those are my initials.

Dr. Death
10-26-2011, 11:04 PM
Yea, Australia. Where men are men and sheep are nervous.

Robstar
10-27-2011, 01:14 AM
Yea, Australia. Where men are men and sheep are nervous.

Fuck you! That's a New Zealand joke! lol

Knagaroo, crocodile, emu, come on. I meant for this to be a thread about uniquely Aussie things, not the ones you already know. Go and have a look at those VB ads. It really doesn't get more Aussie than that! (except for when they were playing baseball)

Dr. Death
10-27-2011, 07:05 AM
Fuck you! That's a New Zealand joke! lol

Sorry about the mix up; Here's one right up your alley mate:

Two Aussies are adrift in a lifeboat. While rummaging through the boat's provisions one of them finds an old lamp. He rubs the lamp and a genie suddenly appears. This genie tells them that he only grants one wish.

Without giving much thought to the matter, the lamp finder blurts out, "Turn the entire ocean into VB!"

The genie claps his hands with a deafening crash, and immediately the entire sea turns into beer.

The genie disappears and only the gentle lapping of beer on the hull breaks the stillness as the two men considered their circumstances.

The second Aussie turns to the first and says, "Nice going mate! Now we're going to have to pee in the boat."

Asherdelampyr
11-02-2011, 12:54 PM
Alice Springs is not really famous for their chickens. It'd be a bit like saying Minnesota sushi or something.

Real examples of Aussie food would be Anzac Biscuits, Vegemite toast, lamingtons, pavlova, lamb chops or roast, Tim Tams, Jaffas, Chiko Rolls. Hang on, i'm being told by Wikipedia that we invented the Flat White. (more likely just the first to give a simple standard coffee a name).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGWCp9dLv_c

I love these ads, they make working and deserving a beer for it seem like a religious experience almost, lol

It isn't?
Hell, a cold beer after a long, hot day of work is as close to heaven as I can get without having to cuddle afterwards

Regal>Cena
11-02-2011, 01:07 PM
Alice Springs is not really famous for their chickens. It'd be a bit like saying Minnesota sushi or something.

Real examples of Aussie food would be Anzac Biscuits, Vegemite toast, lamingtons, pavlova, lamb chops or roast, Tim Tams, Jaffas, Chiko Rolls. Hang on, i'm being told by Wikipedia that we invented the Flat White. (more likely just the first to give a simple standard coffee a name).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGWCp9dLv_c

I love these ads, they make working and deserving a beer for it seem like a religious experience almost, lol

Why on earth is your bitter a) clear b) fizzy and c) SERVED COLD????

This is what bitter should be:

http://www.wychwood.co.uk/#/movies//hobgoblin/beers/2

Dark, flat and served at ROOM TEMPERATURE.

**grumble grumble godless heathens grumble grumble**

Iron Ape
11-02-2011, 01:10 PM
I've never been to the Outback Steakhouse, but I can imagine it would be a very American version of Australia. I don't think we pioneered cheese fries, lol.
Oh and we don't drink Fosters here either! Mainly VB or Tooheys
Yeah, Outback is to Australian cuisine as the friggin' Olive Garden is to Italian. It's more than a bit of a sham, and frankly just not very good (but what chain restaurant is, really?). That said, I'd be lying if I claimed that I never drunkenly basked in the awful awesomeness of a bloomin' onion.

Anyways, cool thread. Lots of interesting stuff in here.

Iron Ape
11-02-2011, 01:12 PM
It isn't?
Hell, a cold beer after a long, hot day of work is as close to heaven as I can get without having to cuddle afterwards
Truer words have never been spoken.

Rich Cranium
11-02-2011, 01:27 PM
I think the one of the more interesting things about Australia are the number of world's most dangerous creatures that reside there.

Thanks for Outback Steakhouse. I love my Aussie Chees Fries follwoed by my order of Alice Spring's Chicken!

Not really a Fosters drinker though.

Damn, I just realized I butchered my English in that post. That's what I get for posting tired and in the dark! My keyboard is black so that doesn't help either. I better get some night vision goggles next time since it was too late for the lights to be on.

Asherdelampyr
11-02-2011, 02:21 PM
Damn, I just realized I butchered my English in that post. That's what I get for posting tired and in the dark! My keyboard is black so that doesn't help either. I better get some night vision goggles next time since it was too late for the lights to be on.

backlit keyboard!

Robstar
11-02-2011, 03:08 PM
Why on earth is your bitter a) clear b) fizzy and c) SERVED COLD????

This is what bitter should be:

http://www.wychwood.co.uk/#/movies//hobgoblin/beers/2

Dark, flat and served at ROOM TEMPERATURE.

**grumble grumble godless heathens grumble grumble**

Night and day, us and the *cough* mother country. While we're here, let's start a whiskey vs bourbon debate too! ;)

Asherdelampyr
11-02-2011, 03:10 PM
Night and day, us and the *cough* mother country. While we're here, let's start a whiskey vs bourbon debate too! ;)

Scotch!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqPqHpNNmw0

Robstar
11-02-2011, 04:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPhhJ5kcCt0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtn53XXzcoU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_ElXYzFX_w


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSfSV5BSZ2g

Wade Barrett 1979
11-02-2011, 04:47 PM
Sorry Rob, couldn't resist! :p


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hrSL5UgjGo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zdmqV2iDN8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAj7S7lyHdA

Regal>Cena
11-02-2011, 07:17 PM
Night and day, us and the *cough* mother country. While we're here, let's start a whiskey vs bourbon debate too! ;)

Speyside single malt whisky, neat & no ice.... none finer. And in fairness, I doubt that beer could be worse than Fosters, which is actually made over here in any case (for the UK market at least)

Tomsta666
11-02-2011, 07:21 PM
I must confess that Fosters is my lager of choice. In that it's reasonably cheap and tastes marginly better than Carling and Carlsberg.

Wade Barrett 1979
11-02-2011, 07:25 PM
I must confess that Fosters is my lager of choice. In that it's reasonably cheap and tastes marginly better than Carling and Carlsberg.

Can't bring myself to drink any of that! Stella 4 or Peroni please!

Polly-Pablo
11-02-2011, 07:27 PM
Can't bring myself to drink any of that! Stella 4 or Peroni please!

I'm going to go ahead and suggest you girls try drinking a real beer....I'll take you with me to the bar and point them out *psst that'll be bitter* ;):p

Tomsta666
11-02-2011, 07:29 PM
Can't bring myself to drink any of that! Stella 4 or Peroni please!

I turn into a bit of an obnoxious drunk on Stella :(
And I've never had Peroni, sounds a bit hipster! :D

Tomsta666
11-02-2011, 07:30 PM
I'm going to go ahead and suggest you girls try drinking a real beer....I'll take you with me to the bar and point them out *psst that'll be bitter* ;):p

I don't mind smooth Bitter like Caffreys and the like, but John Smiths or Boddys leave an awful after taste :(

Wade Barrett 1979
11-02-2011, 07:31 PM
I'm going to go ahead and suggest you girls try drinking a real beer....I'll take you with me to the bar and point them out *psst that'll be bitter* ;):p

Oi! I used to drink Bitter, until I found out it was the drink of choice of my old man and others of that age range! :p

Wade Barrett 1979
11-02-2011, 07:33 PM
I turn into a bit of an obnoxious drunk on Stella :(
And I've never had Peroni, sounds a bit hipster! :D

Nah, not normal Stella, Stella 4! It's not so rough on you the day after :p Peroni's really nice but can be expensive, one pub in Brum charges £4.60 a pint!! Them's London prices!!

Polly-Pablo
11-02-2011, 07:34 PM
Oi! I used to drink Bitter, until I found out it was the drink of choice of my old man and others of that age range! :p

That's your excuse for drinking gnats piss in a mug? Pfft...please! Lager 'drinkers' are just a little afraid they might taste something or consume something containing more than 2%.......

And if by 'that age range' you mean Polly is old....why yes I am young scallywag...30 in December and not one regret!:p

Wade Barrett 1979
11-02-2011, 07:37 PM
That's your excuse for drinking gnats piss in a mug? Pfft...please! Lager 'drinkers' are just a little afraid they might taste something or consume something containing more than 2%.......

And if by 'that age range' you mean Polly is old....why yes I am young scallywag...30 in December and not one regret!:p

Ha! Fair play but I meant my old man's age range! Anyway I'm 32, you young whipper snapper!! :p

Nowt wrong with lager! :D Banks's Bitter is only 3.8%, that's Gnatt's piss :p

IrkenInvader
11-02-2011, 10:35 PM
That's your excuse for drinking gnats piss in a mug? Pfft...please! Lager 'drinkers' are just a little afraid they might taste something or consume something containing more than 2%.......

And if by 'that age range' you mean Polly is old....why yes I am young scallywag...30 in December and not one regret!:p

Gnats Piss? I didn't know gnats pissed.

Either way I only drink rum vodka and whiskey.

Polly-Pablo
11-02-2011, 10:37 PM
Gnats Piss? I didn't know gnats pissed.

Either way I only drink rum vodka and whiskey.

It's an english turn of phrase lol

That's okay - that's manly........unlike the American beer....no offence but...damn it that stuff is awful! My aunt and cousins came over from Boston and got drunk on 2 pints of Stell 'what the fuck you looking at' Artois

Tomsta666
11-02-2011, 10:39 PM
Gnats Piss? I didn't know gnats pissed.

Either way I only drink rum vodka and whiskey.

Is it bad, that it's early Thursday morning and im fairly lit up off chaep vodka?

Yeah I know, I really need to have a good look at myself!! :(

IrkenInvader
11-02-2011, 10:40 PM
It's an english turn of phrase lol

That's okay - that's manly........unlike the American beer....no offence but...damn it that stuff is awful! My aunt and cousins came over from Boston and got drunk on 2 pints of Stell 'what the fuck you looking at' Artois

Why do you think I only drink the fire water? I've had imported stuff and it is good but expensive to get in the backwoods of Pennsylvania.

Robstar
11-03-2011, 03:57 PM
Stella, Peroni, Asahi are all good beers. A bit limp wristed but, lol. May as well have a shandy, bahahahaha!

I wouldn't recommend Fosters to my worst enemy.

Androo
11-03-2011, 04:27 PM
This is one of my top favourite adverts ever, purely for the - "It's not a bear", comment! It was wonderful!! First time I seen it I about wet my breeks! Because biologically, taxonomically speaking, it isn't a bear, at all! Get it right woman!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82n1PX1hVEY

Tomsta666
11-03-2011, 04:39 PM
Stella, Peroni, Asahi are all good beers. A bit limp wristed but, lol. May as well have a shandy, bahahahaha!

I wouldn't recommend Fosters to my worst enemy.

Stella and limp wristed in the same sentence? YERJOKINARNYER!!!

It's not affectionately known as...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_o5swS_a08j4/Sx1wCD-Z1eI/AAAAAAAAEYM/vXcmStmSg2c/s400/stella-wife-beater2_big.jpg

For nothing!!


The stuff is like rocket fuel!! If i drink that stuff, I can turn into a right nasty obnoxious prick!!
Which is why I tend to stay away from it.

Robstar
11-03-2011, 05:00 PM
This is one of my top favourite adverts ever, purely for the - "It's not a bear", comment! It was wonderful!! First time I seen it I about wet my breeks! Because biologically, taxonomically speaking, it isn't a bear, at all! Get it right woman!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82n1PX1hVEY

Thanks for that, hadn't seen that one. Better than that "Where the bloody hell are ya?" ads at least. No, they're not bears, they're antisocial, smelly little creatures and if we could export them en masse I would!

Robstar
11-04-2011, 04:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eoPsySYMfo

Dr. Death
11-04-2011, 05:06 AM
That's your excuse for drinking gnats piss in a mug? Pfft...please! Lager 'drinkers' are just a little afraid they might taste something or consume something containing more than 2%.......

And if by 'that age range' you mean Polly is old....why yes I am young scallywag...30 in December and not one regret!:p


I wish I was 30. :( I'm recycling age now.:eek:

IrkenInvader
11-11-2011, 09:49 PM
I saw this and immediately of Rob's thread.


Ever since Europeans decided to turn Australia into a Vegemite- and Crocodile Dundee-producing wonderland, the continent has been plagued by rabbits. The rabbit population in Australia numbers in the hundreds of millions, causing anywhere from $100 million to $600 million in crop damage every year. It's led to the extinction of many native plant and animal species and, like a giant semi-arid Elmer Fudd, the continent pretty much has no clue how to get rid of them and often looks stupid when it tries.

The "Solution"
The Australians have never been shy about shooting the rabbits, but when you're faced with a few hundred million of the things, you probably need them to line up in front of you about 1,000 deep with every shot to make a difference. Records indicate few if any rabbits actually did this.

From 1901 to 1907, some innovator thought building a rabbit fence would teach the little bastards a lesson. It's unclear if this person had ever seen a rabbit or was aware that they both jump and dig, which we're pretty sure are the two biggest problems any fence has to face when trying to keep something out.

Anyway, the fence took a total of six years to build and stretches for over 2,000 miles, which is pretty impressive. Also impressive is that they found rabbits on the other side of the fence as early as 1902, but still went ahead building the thing on the theory that there are no fence-related problems that additional fencing cannot solve.

http://cdn-www.cracked.com/articleimages/dan/beastmasters/bunnies2.jpg

In the '50s a little biological warfare came into play. A disease called myxomatosis was released on the rabbit population and estimates believe it dropped the number from 600 million to 100 million. Unfortunately that 100 million were the ones with a genetic resistance to the disease and by the early '90s, their population grew back up to around 300 million disease-proof super-rabbits.

Rising to the challenge, Australian rabbit control teams released Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease, which can make the rabbits convulse, shoot blood out of their noses and die. This is the point when the rest of the world stood in awkward silence and said, "Dude ... we knew you were serious about the rabbit thing but ... dude."

Robstar
11-11-2011, 10:05 PM
All wild rabbits in Australia are down to this asshole apparantly;

Thomas Austin is credited with releasing 24 wild rabbits at his Barwon Park property near Geelong in Victoria in 1859. This small population exploded to cover Victoria and New South Wales by 1886. By 1900, rabbits had reached the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

IrkenInvader
11-11-2011, 10:38 PM
Australia sucks.

Geographic Cone Snail

What the Fuck is That?

So you're on vacation in Australia, drinking a Fosters, chasing dingos away from your babies and arguing about what things are and are not knives. You sign up to go on a scuba tour of the Great Barrier Reef. After a quick tutorial on what you can and cannot touch that you didn't even understand (they are speaking Australian after all), you're down in the ocean exploring the reef. One small and particularly beautiful shell grabs your attention and you pick it up out of curiosity. That's when you feel a pinch on your palm.
Congratulations, you've just been stung by one of Australia's deathly toxic residents.

What's this Funny Feeling?

That funny feeling is cocktail of toxins that were just lanced into your hand by a harpoon. Cone snails can fire off those harpoons in any direction and they use them to paralyze fish (at which point they then eat them--alive). Fortunately, you're too big for the cone snail to eat. Unfortunately, the toxins still affect you in a terrible way. Depending on which species of cone snail you picked up, you're either feeling the effects of your nervous system being fucked to hell or you're suffering this delightful symphony of shit, per Wikipedia:

You'll need both of these. And a bucket. And several small miracles.
"Paresthesias of the lips and tongue are followed by sialorrhea, sweating, headache, weakness, lethargy, ataxia, incoordination, tremor, paralysis, cyanosis, aphonia, dysphagia, seizures, dyspnea, bronchorrhea, bronchospasm, respiratory failure, coma, and hypotension. Gastroenteric symptoms are often severe and include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Cardiac arrhythmias may precede complete respiratory failure and cardiovascular collapse."
And you probably haven't even made it to dry land yet.

Will I Be Alright?

That depends on how competent the people around you are. There is no cure for the cone snail's venom, and treatment is simply based on how long your rescuers can keep you alive while your body pisses, shits and vomits the toxins out. If the people saving you haven't already fled the scene of your body exploding from every orifice, their CPR is simply meant to keep you breathing until you've shat the last little bit of venom out.

IrkenInvader
11-11-2011, 10:40 PM
What the Fuck is That?

Imagine that the stresses of life finally get to you and, after months of depression you snap. You make that final decision: You're going back to Australia again.

Having left a note behind for your loved ones and doling out your worldly possessions to your heirs, you go swimming in the oceans around northern Australia. You catch glimpse of something glimmering in the water. It's moving.
It's chironex fleckeri, an extremely venomous species of box jellyfish. You are about to get what you came for.

What's this Funny Feeling?

The chironex's venom is fast-acting and multi-purposed. It goes after the nervous system, heart and skin at the same time, in a multi-pronged attack of horror.

Will I Be Alright?

There is an antidote to the chironex venom. Do you happen to have it in your hand, there in the middle of the ocean? No? That's too bad, because a person can be killed within four minutes of the sting.
Congratulations, you can await the sweet, sweet embrace of death.

68wPayne
11-11-2011, 10:55 PM
Australia always sounded awesome to me. But I don't have a saddle big enough for your massive spiders that hunt using bow and arrow.

Robstar
11-11-2011, 11:12 PM
Irken you're just jealous you're not as awesome as an Aussie. While we do have something like 8 out of the 10 deadliest creatures alive residing here (even the fucking Platypus can poisen you) it just serves to make us all hard cunts and legends to boot. Fucking oath mate, we rock

IrkenInvader
11-12-2011, 07:56 PM
Irken you're just jealous you're not as awesome as an Aussie. While we do have something like 8 out of the 10 deadliest creatures alive residing here (even the fucking Platypus can poisen you) it just serves to make us all hard cunts and legends to boot. Fucking oath mate, we rock

I know what you mean. We have slowly killed off all of our deadly creatures and are turning into Brits.

xAzureSkye
11-13-2011, 03:22 PM
Awesome things about Australia.

Tenille Tayla :D

Asherdelampyr
11-13-2011, 03:25 PM
without meaning to come off as horribly ignorant, what are the hats called that Crocodile Dundee wore, and wear can I find one?

Robstar
11-13-2011, 05:29 PM
without meaning to come off as horribly ignorant, what are the hats called that Crocodile Dundee wore, and wear can I find one?

You can find them on Amazon or here - http://www.wildearth.com.au/hats-crocodile-dundee-c-27_28_64.html

Oh and while I'm here, on behalf of my mate russo - eat shit Robstar!

Asherdelampyr
11-13-2011, 05:48 PM
You can find them on Amazon or here - http://www.wildearth.com.au/hats-crocodile-dundee-c-27_28_64.html

Oh and while I'm here, on behalf of my mate russo - eat shit Robstar!

sweet, they do exist :P
thanks

The Sneakiness
11-14-2011, 12:51 AM
Irken you're just jealous you're not as awesome as an Aussie. While we do have something like 8 out of the 10 deadliest creatures alive residing here (even the fucking Platypus can poisen you) it just serves to make us all hard cunts and legends to boot. Fucking oath mate, we rock

Everything deadly lives here... :)

pauadrian
11-18-2011, 10:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uths4S2enj0&ob=av3n
thank australia for the rebirth of rock n roll

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku2YavtBEww&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uANVBPVaf-g&feature=related

Robstar
12-10-2011, 03:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsDpznl8eIs

Robstar
12-10-2011, 03:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma64HN7NW7k

This came out about the same time as Appetite For Destruction:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYnROWi_SZY&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAlSjGjN230&feature=related

IrkenInvader
12-10-2011, 05:59 PM
Who is the woman in your avatar Rob?

Robstar
12-10-2011, 06:04 PM
Just some random Suicide Girl Irken

IrkenInvader
12-10-2011, 06:11 PM
Just some random Suicide Girl Irken

I love tattooed women.

Robstar
12-14-2011, 07:03 PM
http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2009/09/09/1225771/102395-wa-has-the-most-beautiful-women.jpg
http://s3.hubimg.com/u/1905230_f520.jpg
http://www.photographyabdu.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Miranda-Kerr-Australian-Women-Photography-013.jpg
http://s1.hubimg.com/u/1906712_f520.jpg

VanHooliganX
12-16-2011, 04:20 PM
That post is so brill. I scroll down and the bottom 1 is Vicky G haha :)

Also. Sorry for only thinking about this now but Rob.

Do you follow Aussie Rules Football?

Robstar
12-16-2011, 07:17 PM
It's kinda hard to not follow it, it's the most popular code of football in the country. But not so much, I'm more a rugby league fan

VanHooliganX
12-17-2011, 02:35 PM
It's kinda hard to not follow it, it's the most popular code of football in the country. But not so much, I'm more a rugby league fan

Ah good lad :)

Who do you support? (For both sports I guess)

Steve Austin
12-21-2011, 08:30 PM
#youcantcloseitwithoutonemorehashtagfromme #damnyourobstar #wellplayedthough #iforgiveyou

Robstar
12-21-2011, 08:55 PM
Lol, it's been reopened. I didn't close it. Go hashtag the shit out of it!

Steve Austin
12-21-2011, 08:57 PM
Lol, it's been reopened. I didn't close it. Go hashtag the shit out of it!

#hellyeah #favouritemod #robstarisawesome

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 07:25 AM
Ah good lad :)

Who do you support? (For both sports I guess)

COLLINGWOOD ARE BY FAR THE GREATEST AFL TEAM!!!


#hellyeah #favouritemod #robstarisawesome

#TheTruthShouldAlwaysBeQuoted

Wade Barrett 1979
01-21-2012, 07:27 AM
Found it then! :D

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 07:31 AM
Found it then! :D

I did. I still have to have a proper look through it though :)

Wade Barrett 1979
01-21-2012, 07:34 AM
I did. I still have to have a proper look through it though :)

I'm sure Rob will be appreciative, of new material for this thread! :D

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 07:39 AM
Hey Rob, have you been to the AAMI Park, in Melbourne?! It looks immense!!

It looks cool but the MCG Is so much bigger and better.

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 07:41 AM
I'm sure Rob will be appreciative, of new material for this thread! :D

Even if it's added in an order that makes no sense...

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 07:44 AM
I'll see if you can guess first; The title is in the lyrics Tomsta posted! It was a kids tv programme, family living in a lighthouse, strange goings on...... :)

ROUND THE TWIST!!! That show was awesome

Wade Barrett 1979
01-21-2012, 07:45 AM
It looks cool but the MCG Is so much bigger and better.

It was based on a programme I watched, about the construction of the AAMI. :)

I have a mate who's been to the MCG a couple of times and he said it's immense!

Wade Barrett 1979
01-21-2012, 07:45 AM
Even if it's added in an order that makes no sense...

Yeah chief! Post away! :)

Wade Barrett 1979
01-21-2012, 07:46 AM
ROUND THE TWIST!!! That show was awesome

It was. Easily my favourite show as a kid!

EDIT: Triple post FTW! :D

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 07:53 AM
It was based on a programme I watched, about the construction of the AAMI. :)

I have a mate who's been to the MCG a couple of times and he said it's immense!

Ive been to both of them. There actually only like 500 metres away from each other... The construction and design of Aami looks do much ccooler but the MCG is a better ground. It's where Shane Warne took his 700 test wicket.. We were playing England. But yeah it's an awesome ground

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 07:55 AM
Yeah chief! Post away! :)

I didn't see anything about the show neighbours in here... It's a terrible show . I mean a horrible horrible show. But it's iconic to Australia

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 07:57 AM
It was. Easily my favourite show as a kid!

EDIT: Triple post FTW! :D

I remember watching a lot of that whenever I could. It was just great.

Well done on the triple post lol

Wade Barrett 1979
01-21-2012, 07:57 AM
Ive been to both of them. There actually only like 500 metres away from each other... The construction and design of Aami looks do much ccooler but the MCG is a better ground. It's where Shane Warne took his 700 test wicket.. We were playing England. But yeah it's an awesome ground

Don't worry about mentioning cricket and England being crap to me, it's the only sport I can't stand! :) I'd rather watch table tennis or fencing! :D

Wade Barrett 1979
01-21-2012, 07:58 AM
I didn't see anything about the show neighbours in here... It's a terrible show . I mean a horrible horrible show. But it's iconic to Australia

I think Rob just wanted to brush it under the carpet?! :D

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 07:59 AM
Australia is very passionate about sports..

Wade Barrett 1979
01-21-2012, 07:59 AM
I remember watching a lot of that whenever I could. It was just great.

Well done on the triple post lol

It was! It wasn't as good when they changed the kids but still watchable!

Cheers chief and you! :D

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 08:05 AM
Don't worry about mentioning cricket and England being crap to me, it's the only sport I can't stand! :) I'd rather watch table tennis or fencing! :D

Who wouldn't wanna watch people play with swords .. C'mon! Cricket had its highs and it's lows

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 08:06 AM
I think Rob just wanted to brush it under the carpet?! :D

While that is a brilliant idea it still deserves a mention...

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 08:07 AM
It was! It wasn't as good when they changed the kids but still watchable!

Cheers chief and you! :D

Im doing well For a days posting :)

Wade Barrett 1979
01-21-2012, 08:07 AM
Who wouldn't wanna watch people play with swords .. C'mon! Cricket had its highs and it's lows

True! :D

Sorry mate just can't do it! Can't watch cricket, it bores me to tears! :p

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 08:09 AM
Im doing well For a days posting :)

There is nothing on here about Ned Kelly... I'm gonna have to fix that next time im on a computer.. Because he is very big in Australian history

Wade Barrett 1979
01-21-2012, 08:10 AM
Im doing well For a days posting :)

Yup, you're doing well! :p

Have a couple of trips to the English Premier League banter thread, when we're all on! You'll have hundreds within a few days! :D

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 08:10 AM
True! :D

Sorry mate just can't do it! Can't watch cricket, it bores me to tears! :p

Swords are fun!

Each to their own. I say the exact some thing about football (soccer)

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 08:12 AM
Yup, you're doing well! :p

Have a couple of trips to the English Premier League banter thread, when we're all on! You'll have hundreds within a few days! :D

EPL I'm not so good with lol... I struggle to watch it as much as you do with cricket. I can't sit through a whole game

Wade Barrett 1979
01-21-2012, 08:12 AM
Swords are fun!

Each to their own. I say the exact some thing about football (soccer)

Whaaaat? You don't like footy??!! Now that's peculiar! :D

Wade Barrett 1979
01-21-2012, 08:13 AM
EPL I'm not so good with lol... I struggle to watch it as much as you do with cricket. I can't sit through a whole game

Don't worry, the football talk is usually 5 posts in every 500! :) It's just as much a chatting shit thread! :D

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 08:16 AM
Whaaaat? You don't like footy??!! Now that's peculiar! :D

I don't mind playing it but watching it just is boring to me...


Don't worry, the football talk is usually 5 posts in every 500! :) It's just as much a chatting shit thread! :D

In that case ill be sure to have a look lol I'll try to learn something about the sport aye

Wade Barrett 1979
01-21-2012, 08:19 AM
I don't mind playing it but watching it just is boring to me...

In that case ill be sure to have a look lol I'll try to learn something about the sport aye

We'll have to educate you in the glories of watching footy then! :p

Don't expect anything too profound! :D

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 08:22 AM
We'll have to educate you in the glories of watching footy then! :p

Don't expect anything too profound! :D

Some basic general knowledge would be an improvement lol

Wade Barrett 1979
01-21-2012, 08:25 AM
Some basic general knowledge would be an improvement lol

We have plenty of nonsensical and pointless knowledge! :D

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 08:29 AM
We have plenty of nonsensical and pointless knowledge! :D

I love pointless nonsensical knowledge :)

Wade Barrett 1979
01-21-2012, 08:30 AM
I love pointless nonsensical knowledge :)

We'll all get on just fine then! :D

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 08:33 AM
We'll all get on just fine then! :D

So it seems :)

Wade Barrett 1979
01-21-2012, 08:37 AM
So it seems :)

Good chatting with you chief! I've gotta shoot off for a bit! No doubt I'll catch you again later!

Have a good one chief! I'll check back here for Ned Kelly stuff later! :)

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 08:39 AM
Good chatting with you chief! I've gotta shoot off for a bit! No doubt I'll catch you again later!

Have a good one chief! I'll check back here for Ned Kelly stuff later! :)

No worries I'll try and remember to put Stuff about him up here cause its interesting stuff

xAzureSkye
01-21-2012, 09:06 AM
Tenille Tayla.

Automatic
01-21-2012, 09:58 AM
You know that the Dutch actually discovered Australia by accident:o?

Ah who am I fooling off course you know!

B-MCINTYRE
01-21-2012, 12:18 PM
You know that the Dutch actually discovered Australia by accident:o?

Ah who am I fooling off course you know!

In western Australia wasn't it?

Robstar
01-21-2012, 04:30 PM
You know that the Dutch actually discovered Australia by accident:o?

Ah who am I fooling off course you know!

That's the funniest mistake I've ever seen on here. Yes they were OFF COURSE. They discovered it by accident. Yes it was the West Coast they primarily discovered and mapped and the history of Australia has been re-written accordingly. Which is kind of like, a HUGE thing to have happen. You'd never see the Yanks admitting that Nordic Vikings were the first to land there

Steve Austin
01-21-2012, 04:36 PM
Harry Kewell - Australia's finest.

Robstar
01-21-2012, 06:05 PM
Lol, well he was. ;)

Steve Austin
01-21-2012, 06:51 PM
It's all about Tim Cahill now....Bad times :D

The Sneakiness
01-22-2012, 09:20 PM
You know that the Dutch actually discovered Australia by accident:o?

Ah who am I fooling off course you know!

Not according to recent reports saying the Portuguese were. I'll keep the Dutch version thanks.

#DutchPride

B-MCINTYRE
01-24-2012, 02:38 AM
Onto ned kelly!!

B-MCINTYRE
01-24-2012, 02:39 AM
YES IT IS COPIED AND PASTED

Edward "Ned" Kelly (June 1854/June 1855 – 11 November 1880)[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_Kelly#cite_note-0) was an Irish Australian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Australian) bushranger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushranger). He is considered by some to be merely a cold-blooded cop killer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cop_killer) — others, however, consider him to be a folk hero (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folk_hero) and symbol of Irish Australian resistance against the Anglo-Australian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Australian) ruling class (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruling_class).[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_Kelly#cite_note-1)

Kelly was born in Victoria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_%28Australia%29) to an Irish convict (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convicts_in_Australia) father, and as a young man he clashed with the Victoria Police (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Police). Following an incident at his home in 1878, police parties searched for him in the bush. After he killed three policemen, the colony proclaimed Kelly and his gang wanted outlaws (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw).
A final violent confrontation with police took place at Glenrowan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenrowan,_Victoria) on 28 June 1880. Kelly, dressed in home-made plate metal armour (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armour) and helmet, was captured and sent to jail. He was convicted of three counts of capital murder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_murder) and hanged at Old Melbourne Gaol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Melbourne_Gaol) in November 1880. His daring and notoriety made him an iconic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_icon) figure in Australian history, folklore, literature, art and film.

B-MCINTYRE
01-24-2012, 02:42 AM
1330the day before being executed

B-MCINTYRE
01-24-2012, 02:44 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_Kelly if your interested wikipedia is the easiest place to read more

B-MCINTYRE
01-24-2012, 02:47 AM
THE GREATEST SPORT ON THE PLANET IS AUSTRALIAN
Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football,[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_rules_football#cite_note-0) also called (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_Australian_rules_football) football, footy or Aussie rules[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_rules_football#cite_note-1) (and in some regions called—erroneously—AFL, after the Australian Football League (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Football_League), the only fully professional Australian rules football league) is a sport (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport) played between two teams of 22 players (18 on the field, and four interchanges (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interchange_%28Australian_rules_football%29)) on either an Australian rules football ground (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_rules_football_playing_field), a modified cricket field (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket_field) or another modified sports venue (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_venue).

The objective of the game is to score points by passing the ball through the opponent's goal. The main way to score points is by kicking the ball (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_%28ball%29#Australian_rules_football) between the two major goal posts. The team with the higher total score at the end of the match wins[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_rules_football#cite_note-2) unless either a draw (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tie_%28draw%29) is declared or a tie-break (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiebreaker) is used.[4] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_rules_football#cite_note-3)
During most play, players may position themselves anywhere on the field and use any part of their body to move the ball. The primary methods are kicking (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kick_%28football%29), handballing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handball_%28Australian_rules_football%29) and running with the ball. There are rules on how the ball can be handled: for example, players running with the ball must intermittently bounce or touch it on the ground (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Running_bounce). Throwing the ball is not allowed and players must not get caught holding the ball (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holding_the_ball). Possession of the ball is in dispute at all times except when a free kick (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_kick_%28Australian_rules_football%29) is paid. A distinctive feature of the game is the mark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_%28Australian_football%29), where players anywhere on the field who catch a ball from a kick (with specific conditions), are awarded a free kick.[5] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_rules_football#cite_note-4) Australian rules is a contact sport, in which players can tackle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tackle_%28football_move%29) using their hands or use their whole body to obstruct (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepherding_%28Australian_rules_football%29) opponents. Dangerous physical contact (such as pushing an opponent in the back (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Push_in_the_back)), interference when marking and deliberately slowing the play are discouraged with free kicks, distance penalties (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50-metre_penalty) or suspension (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspension_%28punishment%29), depending on the seriousness of the infringement. Frequent physical contests, spectacular marking (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectacular_mark), fast movement of both players and the ball and high scoring are the game's main attributes.
Details of the game's origins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origins_of_Australian_rules_football) in Australia are obscure and still the subject of much debate. Australian rules football became organised in Melbourne in May 1859, when the first laws of the game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_of_Australian_football) were published by the Melbourne Football Club (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne_Football_Club).[6] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_rules_football#cite_note-5)[7] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_rules_football#cite_note-6)
Australian football is a major participation and spectator sport in Australia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_rules_football_in_Australia).[8] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_rules_football#cite_note-7)[9] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_rules_football#cite_note-8) The sport is also played at amateur level in several countries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countries_playing_Australian_rules_football) and in several variations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variations_of_Australian_rules_football).

B-MCINTYRE
01-24-2012, 10:09 PM
Come To Australia

Red back, funnelweb, blue ringed octopus
Taipan, tiger snake, Adder box and jellyfish
Stonefish and the poison thing that lives in a shell,
That spikes you when you pick it up.

come to Australia,
You might accidentally get killed
Your life's constantly under threat,
Have you been bitten yet.
You've only got 3 minutes left
before a massive coronary breakdown.

Red back, funnelweb, blue ringed octopus
Taipan, tiger snake, Adder box and jellyfish
Big shark just waiting for you to go swimming
at bondi beach

Come on

come to Australia
You might accidentally get killed,
Your blood is bound to be spilled.
With fear your pants will be filled
BECAUSE YOU MIGHT ACCIDENTALLY GET KILLED!!


With thanks to the scared weird little guys :)

VanHooliganX
01-24-2012, 10:13 PM
Come To Australia

Red back, funnelweb, blue ringed octopus
Taipan, tiger snake, Adder box and jellyfish
Stonefish and the poison thing that lives in a shell,
That spikes you when you pick it up.

come to Australia,
You might accidentally get killed
Your life's constantly under threat,
Have you been bitten yet.
You've only got 3 minutes left
before a massive coronary breakdown.

Red back, funnelweb, blue ringed octopus
Taipan, tiger snake, Adder box and jellyfish
Big shark just waiting for you to go swimming
at bondi beach

Come on

come to Australia
You might accidentally get killed,
Your blood is bound to be spilled.
With fear your pants will be filled
BECAUSE YOU MIGHT ACCIDENTALLY GET KILLED!!


With thanks to the scared weird little guys :)

Also Australia has a sports team called the Dockers.

That's gotta clinch it! lol

​Oh yeah and collingwood I guess... :P

B-MCINTYRE
01-24-2012, 10:19 PM
Also Australia has a sports team called the Dockers.

That's gotta clinch it! lol

​Oh yeah and collingwood I guess... :P

A) COLLINGWOOD ARE A THOUSAND TIMES BETTER THEN THE DOCKERS
B) soccer is a minor sport in this country
C) Scared Weird Little guys are funny as Australian comedians. Well they were till they split up their act..

VanHooliganX
01-24-2012, 10:35 PM
A) COLLINGWOOD ARE A THOUSAND TIMES BETTER THEN THE DOCKERS
B) soccer is a minor sport in this country
C) Scared Weird Little guys are funny as Australian comedians. Well they were till they split up their act..


A - Pffft ;) #PurpleIsTheFuture lol
B - Aye I know football is a minor there. Although your national team is improving. Not exactly push overs like you were 15 years ago.
C - I don't know how I feel about C XD

B-MCINTYRE
01-24-2012, 10:42 PM
A - Pffft ;) #PurpleIsTheFuture lol
B - Aye I know football is a minor there. Although your national team is improving. Not exactly push overs like you were 15 years ago.
C - I don't know how I feel about C XD
A - #BLACKANDWHITEFOREVER
B - we will be push overs again soon enough. Although we do have a national competition now so it might keep improving
C - you feel strangely aroused by scared weird little guys XD haha
#YourRebuttal

VanHooliganX
01-24-2012, 11:08 PM
A - #BLACKANDWHITEFOREVER
B - we will be push overs again soon enough. Although we do have a national competition now so it might keep improving
C - you feel strangely aroused by scared weird little guys XD haha
#YourRebuttal

A - Can't wait until we face lol I only ever get good banter off Man City and sometimes Canucks lol
B - Iuno man. Under the Asia format you'll easily qualify for the next world cup. Just need a great run and more youngsters will take it up. Happened when England beat the Aussies in 2003 Rugby finals
C - ....No. Just no lol.

B-MCINTYRE
01-24-2012, 11:12 PM
A - Can't wait until we face lol I only ever get good banter off Man City and sometimes Canucks lol
B - Iuno man. Under the Asia format you'll easily qualify for the next world cup. Just need a great run and more youngsters will take it up. Happened when England beat the Aussies in 2003 Rugby finals
C - ....No. Just no lol.
A - you'll definitely get banter for that match up lol. #WhenWeWinPleaseDontCry :p
B - the only point I have to make about this is. Johnny wilkinson - #AustraliaHatesYou!
C - I meant the comedians. I can see how you could make a mistake. :p haha

VanHooliganX
01-24-2012, 11:16 PM
A - you'll definitely get banter for that match up lol. #WhenWeWinPleaseDontCry :p
B - the only point I have to make about this is. Johnny wilkinson - #AustraliaHatesYou!
C - I meant the comedians. I can see how you could make a mistake. :p haha

A - Funny, was going to say that to you. *used to losing though, most of my teams do*
B - He is a true legend lol Wish I watched it when it was live.
C - Fair enough then lol

B-MCINTYRE
01-24-2012, 11:21 PM
A - Funny, was going to say that to you. *used to losing though, most of my teams do*
B - He is a true legend lol Wish I watched it when it was live.
C - Fair enough then lol
A - What's it like supporting a losing team..*just kidding every team has ups and downs *
B - I wish he missed...
C - #IThoughtSo

VanHooliganX
01-24-2012, 11:24 PM
A - What's it like supporting a losing team..*just kidding every team has ups and downs *
B - I wish he missed...
C - #IThoughtSo

A - A rollercoaster ride. I love the games were we upset a big team but I usually look to the future and focus on the positives whilst hoping the management fix the negatives. You're right though :)
B - Wish we didn't choke 4 years later lol But South Africa were unstoppable really
C - #YouThoughtCorrectGoodSir lol

B-MCINTYRE
01-24-2012, 11:28 PM
A - A rollercoaster ride. I love the games were we upset a big team but I usually look to the future and focus on the positives whilst hoping the management fix the negatives. You're right though :)
B - Wish we didn't choke 4 years later lol But South Africa were unstoppable really
C - #YouThoughtCorrectGoodSir lol
A - Freamantle became a real side at the end of last year when they recruited their new coach with ruthless tactics
#ThingsAreLookingUp
B - #YouShouldntHaveWonIn2003
#Kharma got you four years later
C - #MyThoughtAreAlwaysAlmostUsuallyCorrectSir! :)

VanHooliganX
01-24-2012, 11:43 PM
A - Freamantle became a real side at the end of last year when they recruited their new coach with ruthless tactics
#ThingsAreLookingUp
B - #YouShouldntHaveWonIn2003
#Kharma got you four years later
C - #MyThoughtAreAlwaysAlmostUsuallyCorrectSir! :)

A - I dunno yet. I'd like to see some good results or convincing wins at the start of this season before I praise lol We'll see. Looking like a good season ahead though.
B - #YetWeDid ;D Didn't know Awesome Kong liked Rugby haha
C - #DemsFightingWords lol
D - I wonder who Robstar supports *has a sneaky feeling i've asked him and forgotten*
E - Never done this alphabet writing thing before lol really weird
F - Thought i'd treat myself to an F :P

B-MCINTYRE
01-24-2012, 11:50 PM
A - I dunno yet. I'd like to see some good results or convincing wins at the start of this season before I praise lol We'll see. Looking like a good season ahead though.
B - #YetWeDid ;D Didn't know Awesome Kong liked Rugby haha
C - #DemsFightingWords lol
D - I wonder who Robstar supports *has a sneaky feeling i've asked him and forgotten*
E - Never done this alphabet writing thing before lol really weird
F - Thought i'd treat myself to an F :P
A - an all around even competitive season would be good. Collingwood will still be strong... But should be a good season
B - It's her favourite thing next to wrestling and the horizontal tango
C - #HowAreTheyFightingWords!!
D - He said St Kilda but he is more of a rugby follower. I asked lol
E - #ItsNiceToTryNewThingsOccassionally
F - #EveryoneDeservesToHaveTreats
G - #MyTreatIsAG :p

VanHooliganX
01-24-2012, 11:53 PM
A - an all around even competitive season would be good. Collingwood will still be strong... But should be a good season
B - It's her favourite thing next to wrestling and the horizontal tango
C - #HowAreTheyFightingWords!!
D - He said St Kilda but he is more of a rugby follower. I asked lol
E - #ItsNiceToTryNewThingsOccassionally
F - #EveryoneDeservesToHaveTreats
G - #MyTreatIsAG :p


Stephen Milne plays for them doesn't he?

Or am I thinking of the wrong team?
#90%PositiveSKFCPlayInRedWhiteAndBlack

B-MCINTYRE
01-24-2012, 11:55 PM
Stephen Milne plays for them doesn't he?

Or am I thinking of the wrong team?
#90%PositiveSKFCPlayInRedWhiteAndBlack
#YouAre100%CorrectSir
well done :)

IrkenInvader
01-25-2012, 10:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=Begxo6MB58I

Robstar
01-26-2012, 02:38 PM
No, I said I was a Rugby League follower. When you say just Rugby, you mean Rugby UNION. Different games. In the AFL im sort of torn between St Kilda and Geelong. (That's where UFC fighter George Sotiropolous is from)

Keep the hashtags outta my thread! I have powers!

Automatic
01-26-2012, 05:22 PM
That's the funniest mistake I've ever seen on here. Yes they were OFF COURSE. They discovered it by accident. Yes it was the West Coast they primarily discovered and mapped and the history of Australia has been re-written accordingly. Which is kind of like, a HUGE thing to have happen. You'd never see the Yanks admitting that Nordic Vikings were the first to land there

Hahah well played Robstar:p. You're sharp.

B-MCINTYRE
01-26-2012, 05:30 PM
No, I said I was a Rugby League follower. When you say just Rugby, you mean Rugby UNION. Different games. In the AFL im sort of torn between St Kilda and Geelong. (That's where UFC fighter George Sotiropolous is from)

Keep the hashtags outta my thread! I have powers!
I meant league. I didnt even consider that there is a possible mix up there. My apologies. :)

The Hashtags were before you made the rule.

Polly-Pablo
01-29-2012, 07:17 AM
Are we still drinking girls 'beer' people?

May I suggest;

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ-TKrWsMiM7b69IyPzfPXYZ33azgK88a2w4K5Mvr742DcKi5kO

B-MCINTYRE
01-29-2012, 07:25 AM
Are we still drinking girls 'beer' people?

May I suggest;

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ-TKrWsMiM7b69IyPzfPXYZ33azgK88a2w4K5Mvr742DcKi5kO
Is there a joke in that somewhere?
ill drink it if it's cold!

Polly-Pablo
01-29-2012, 07:37 AM
Is there a joke in that somewhere?
ill drink it if it's cold!

Yes......but it's obviously not translating well to the other countries outside my own....never mind...

NO!!!! Cold alcohol = lager

Real beer - which is called bitter - which is what was originally the drink of this country - is not cold - that's the whole point!!!

B-MCINTYRE
01-29-2012, 07:39 AM
Yes......but it's obviously not translating well to the other countries outside my own....never mind...

NO!!!! Cold alcohol = lager

Real beer - which is called bitter - which is what was originally the drink of this country - is not cold - that's the whole point!!!
That is just not correct...
Also cold beer = better

Polly-Pablo
01-29-2012, 07:49 AM
That is just not correct...
Also cold beer = better

What is not correct?

Beer is bitter - lager wasn't introduced into this country until about 45/50 years ago.......we used hops and yeast for beer...that's the dark stuff with an alcohol content for the uninitiated!

Real ale (beer, bitter) is never cold unless it's a smooth....like your John Smiths, Tetleys, Caffreys etc...

B-MCINTYRE
01-29-2012, 07:52 AM
What is not correct?

Beer is bitter - lager wasn't introduced into this country until about 45/50 years ago.......we used hops and yeast for beer...that's the dark stuff with an alcohol content for the uninitiated!

Real ale (beer, bitter) is never cold unless it's a smooth....like your John Smiths, Tetleys, Caffreys etc...
Cold beer is BETTER!!

Polly-Pablo
01-29-2012, 08:05 AM
Cold beer is BETTER!!

Dude...beer is not cold!

You are a lager man by my best guess....

We'll agree to disagree...

*You pansy ass shandy drinker you....*

B-MCINTYRE
01-29-2012, 08:08 AM
Dude...beer is not cold!

You are a lager man by my best guess....

We'll agree to disagree...

*You pansy ass shandy drinker you....*
sure whatever you say...

Polly-Pablo
01-29-2012, 08:13 AM
sure whatever you say...

Now you're getting it:p

B-MCINTYRE
01-29-2012, 08:14 AM
Now you're getting it:p
Yes madam, whatever you say. :)

IrkenInvader
01-29-2012, 05:56 PM
Are we still drinking girls 'beer' people?

May I suggest;

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ-TKrWsMiM7b69IyPzfPXYZ33azgK88a2w4K5Mvr742DcKi5kO
I'm guessing she meant 'girls beer' is for people to wimpy to drink anything with real flavor. Maybe.?. I had to think for a while to get that far.

Robstar
01-30-2012, 04:27 PM
Too right cobber! Nothin' we like better than throwin' a shrimp on the bbq and fightin' crocs and 'roos, me old china plate! :rolleyes:

Wade Barrett 1979
01-30-2012, 04:35 PM
Too right cobber! Nothin' we like better than throwin' a shrimp on the bbq and fightin' crocs and 'roos, me old china plate! :rolleyes:

Thanks for confirming these Rob! Can't be arsed to come up with a new set of stereotypes! :D

B-MCINTYRE
01-30-2012, 06:45 PM
Thanks for confirming these Rob! Can't be arsed to come up with a new set of stereotypes! :D
These stereotypes are my HWA character....

Steve Austin
01-30-2012, 07:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBzVroza2co

Robstar
01-31-2012, 03:34 PM
Let's get back on track.....

IrkenInvader
02-10-2012, 12:51 PM
http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsln92Q9nC1qkvbwso1_500.png

Tomsta666
02-10-2012, 01:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEpYoghBkBU&feature=related

B-MCINTYRE
02-13-2012, 05:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEpYoghBkBU&feature=related

This had been purposely left out ;)

The Brown One
02-13-2012, 06:25 AM
Trying saying this in an Australian accent:

Well oil beef hooked mate

B-MCINTYRE
02-13-2012, 06:31 AM
Trying saying this in an Australian accent:

Well oil beef hooked mate
It sounded like
"BAAAAAAAAAAAAH BAAAAAAAAAAAH"
:p

The Brown One
02-13-2012, 08:23 AM
It sounded like
"BAAAAAAAAAAAAH BAAAAAAAAAAAH"
:p

http://www.google.co.nz/imgres?q=troll+face&hl=en&safe=off&biw=1366&bih=664&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=1IVLyvFwP4FQvM:&imgrefurl=http://villains.wikia.com/wiki/Trollface&docid=Jga6AKFUe4RH1M&imgurl=http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120106052215/villains/images/c/c4/TrollFaceDancing.gif&w=400&h=400&ei=sw45T-y9PIvImAWY_8yOAg&zoom=1

B-MCINTYRE
02-13-2012, 08:47 AM
http://www.google.co.nz/imgres?q=troll+face&hl=en&safe=off&biw=1366&bih=664&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=1IVLyvFwP4FQvM:&imgrefurl=http://villains.wikia.com/wiki/Trollface&docid=Jga6AKFUe4RH1M&imgurl=http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120106052215/villains/images/c/c4/TrollFaceDancing.gif&w=400&h=400&ei=sw45T-y9PIvImAWY_8yOAg&zoom=1
nice one sir

xAzureSkye
02-13-2012, 03:00 PM
australasia

Robstar
02-13-2012, 03:13 PM
Trying saying this in an Australian accent:

Well oil beef hooked mate

How else would I say it? ;)

Hey TBO, try saying Fush und Chups, lol. That's choice bro! :D

Robstar
02-13-2012, 03:14 PM
australasia

You sir, get a gold star for if you can explain what that word is reference to.

Robstar
02-13-2012, 03:16 PM
Speaking of NZ......I just read that in the 1970's, it was suggested that 60-70% of the population of rural teenage americans had had relations with an animal. True story. That I read it, anyway.:rolleyes:

xAzureSkye
02-13-2012, 03:56 PM
You sir, get a gold star for if you can explain what that word is reference to.

Are you going to challenge an A* Geography student? Challenge accepted.

it translates to south of Asia in Latin.

Robstar
02-13-2012, 06:24 PM
Lol, you get a platinum star for that. I was only asking about the term Australasia being a reference to Australia and New Zealand as a collective - kind of like The British Isles or Great Britain or The United Kingdom being a collective for all four countries within. :)