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THE MEANING OF OZ - All you need to know!

 
 
Builder
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jul, 2016 12:48 am
@hingehead,
Or water.
https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13692450_10209749288626329_8200289334692558219_n.jpg?oh=6dee627e9940a1d749dbd110e47582a3&oe=57F62E4C
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margo
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2016 01:43 pm
I'm surprised that the roo can stay on that board. For that position in the wave, he's a bit too upright.
Builder
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2016 03:38 pm
@margo,
Using the tail-stall, setting up for a tube.
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Builder
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2016 06:20 pm
Malcolm Turnbull called Bill Shorten into his office recently and said, ‘Bill, I have a great idea. We are going to go all out & talk to country voters.’

‘Good idea Malcolm, how will we go about it?’ said Bill.

‘Well,’ said Malcolm, ’We’ll get ourselves one of those Driza Bone coats, some RM Williams boots, a stick & an Akubra hat.

Oh, and a blue cattle dog. Then we’ll really look the part.

We’ll go to a typical old outback country pub, we’ll show we really enjoy the bush.’
‘Right.’ said Bill.

Days later, all kitted out & with the requisite blue heeler, they set off from Canberra in a westerly direction.

Eventually they arrived at just the place they were looking for & found a typical outback pub.
They walked in with the dog & up to the bar.

’G’day mate,’ said Malcolm to the bartender, ‘two middies of your best beer.’

‘Good afternoon Malcolm,’ said the bartender, ‘two middies of our best coming up.’

Turnbull & Shorten stood leaning on the bar drinking their beer and chatting, nodding now & again to whoever came into the bar for a drink. The dog lay quietly at their feet.

All of a sudden, the door from the adjacent bar opened & in came a grizzled old stockman, complete with stockwhip.

He walked up to the cattle dog, lifted its tail with the whip & looked underneath, shrugged his shoulders & walked back to the other bar.

A few moments later, in came another old stockman with his whip. He walked up to the dog & lifted its tail, looked underneath, scratched his head & went back to the other bar.

Over the course of the next hour or so another four or five stockmen came in & lifted the dogs tail and went away looking puzzled.

Eventually, Turnbull and Shorten could stand it no longer & called the barman over.

‘Tell me,’ said Shorten, ‘why did all those old stockmen come in & look under the dog’s tail like that? Is it an old outback custom?’

‘Strewth no,’ said the barman. ‘Someone told ’em there was a cattle dog in the bar with two arseholes.’
hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 08:16 am
@Builder,
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/58/cf/e4/58cfe4fd1d4eb506d7fc2dae26220b3d.jpg
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2016 07:30 pm
Doing some research for another topic and came across this web site by an ex-pat pom that looks like a great starting place for anyone contemplating to migration to Oz.

http://www.bobinoz.com/
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 5 Sep, 2016 04:13 pm
https://media.guim.co.uk/4a8f26d64859ece30dc955ec3ae88f1c28b3ce9b/0_0_2400_5153/931.jpg
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 5 Sep, 2016 04:30 pm
@hingehead,
Been to both Daintree Rain Forest and Cairns (pronounced 'cans.')
hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 5 Sep, 2016 04:47 pm
@cicerone imposter,
I live there. Cairns, I mean. Have been face to face with a prehistoric deathbird in Tarzali. Really worry about their long term survival. Stoopid hoomans.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 5 Sep, 2016 08:17 pm
@hingehead,
Ever been to the Iron Bar at Port Douglas? Been there twice.
hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 5 Sep, 2016 09:25 pm
@cicerone imposter,
A couple of times - I prefer Salsa (been there about 50 times ;-)
I love Harrison's too - but so exxy - just for special occasions.
Nautilus is fun for the environs, but the food rarely matches the prices.
Last birthday Mrs Hinge took me to Watergate - which was pretty good.
A work friend recommends Hemingways for boutique beer (brewed in house) and their own charcuterie.

A couple we met in Crete (he's ex-Melbourne, she's Cretan) are coming to Oz to visit his family and going to Port Douglas - we said we'd make some recommendations - but we're worried the prices will scare them. Also the their favourite restaurant in Rethymno wasn't our style (they're younger than us) - but hey the places their mum recommended in Chania were great (they help mum run the family apartments in Chania.

It was so weird hearing that Aussie accent in Crete - he came for holiday, met the daughter and never left.

He's a Collingwood supporter, but nice in spite of that. Mum has a very cool dog.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 5 Sep, 2016 09:27 pm
@cicerone imposter,
PS Port Douglas is only 50 km up the road - often go up just for lunch and a poke around. Such beautiful views on the drive.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 6 Sep, 2016 06:18 pm
Today's uplifting thought:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/ad/c5/57/adc55753df16db375d7fbc4dd949d185.jpg
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 7 Sep, 2016 07:44 pm
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/04/0a/29/040a29eba28ad777fcaf54d52ca992b7.jpg
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 11 Sep, 2016 07:43 pm
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/69/a2/03/69a203792f7683f3e17ef62dca964a94.jpg
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 18 Sep, 2016 07:19 pm
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/03/c8/3e/03c83e112c694bea597ef3179b9b53ae.jpg
margo
 
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Reply Mon 19 Sep, 2016 02:26 pm
@hingehead,
I haven't seen that pic before. It's a warning though!
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 28 Sep, 2016 12:44 am
Quote:
A 21-year-old Australian tradesman has been bitten by a venomous spider on the penis for a second time.

The man was using a portable toilet on a Sydney building site on Tuesday, when he suffered a repeat of the incident five months ago.

Jordan, who preferred not to reveal his surname, said he was bitten on "pretty much the same spot" by the spider.

"I'm the most unlucky guy in the country at the moment," he told the BBC.

"I was sitting on the toilet doing my business and just felt the sting that I felt the first time.




"I was like 'I can't believe it's happened again.' I looked down and I've seen a few little legs come from around the rim."

He said that being bitten the first time had made him wary of using portable toilets.

"After the first time it happened I didn't really want to use one again," he said.

"Toilets got cleaned that day and I thought it was my opportunity to go use one. Had a look under both seats and then I sat down did my business. Next thing you know, I'm bent over in pain."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-37481251
hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 28 Sep, 2016 04:48 am
@izzythepush,
Thus the charming Australian expression "We're not here to **** spiders."
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 28 Sep, 2016 05:06 am
@hingehead,
**** ******* spiders!

My whole state is blacked out by a storm!
 

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