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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby zingmaster » Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:15 pm UTC

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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby GhostWolfe » Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:44 pm UTC

Koala bear: Small fuzzy toy in the shape of a koala.

Dangerous tree-climbing mammal native to Austalia != bear.

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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby Unbeknown » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:25 am UTC

Hawknc wrote:Oh wow, memories. I'd forgotten about this thread.

I've stopped watching the Chaser as well, it just isn't as funny anymore. Does anyone know if Micallef's Newstopia is still running?


Much as I like the Chaser, its not so fun when everyone is watching it. I don't think the Chaser has dropped off so much but more we are sort of saturated with is and it becomes a little stale. Still, the Eulogy song was one of the best bits of telly I have seen in a long time.
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Newstopia is very very good, but chances are like most things by Micallef it will be progressively moved to a later and later time slot and eventually dumped. :|

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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:42 am UTC

Unbeknown wrote:Anyone else a fan of Summer Heights High?


No.
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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby Morphing Ball » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:49 am UTC

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:
Unbeknown wrote:Anyone else a fan of Summer Heights High?


No.

Yeah, from what I've seen it's pretty bad.

Also, the Chaser sucks.

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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby jmce » Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:37 am UTC

Wow. I did ... not know that about echidnas. Thanks, Benny...

And does anyone else watch the Sideshow (ABC, late on Saturday)?
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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby Hit3k » Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:29 am UTC

jmce wrote:And does anyone else watch the Sideshow (ABC, late on Saturday)?


I watched it once there was some sort of poll dancing going on....


edit: bah used the wrong pole:(
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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby jmce » Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:11 am UTC

Hit3k wrote:I watched it once there was some sort of poll dancing going on....

That is actually a great idea. We should have the politicians dancing for our votes!

Hit3k wrote:bah used the wrong pole:(

That's what she said.
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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby Benny the Bear » Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:32 pm UTC

RRRR wrote:True blue... You just called them koala bears?

Sounds like we have someone pretending to be an Aussie here!


But I'm a bear. The rules are different for me.

Melbourne (Victoria), by the way. I can assure you I'm from planet Australia.

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Postby hermaj » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:12 pm UTC

jmce wrote:And does anyone else watch the Sideshow (ABC, late on Saturday)?


Interestingly enough the only time I watched it was in Wellington (out near Dubbo) - half the thing was in black and white because of either a dodgy television or shot reception. It's the only week I've actually remembered about it, and I rather enjoyed it, but I still can't make the timeslot stick in my mind and I miss all the time. One I never, ever miss though is Spicks and Specks. Awesome show.

Oh, and I'm in western Sydney, where all the moths are hanging out at the moment. :(

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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby ShowPony » Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:55 am UTC

Benny the Bear wrote:Melbourne (Victoria), by the way. I can assure you I'm from planet Australia.


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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby Benny the Bear » Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:46 am UTC

Chaser's had some great episodes. Although after that dead-person song it went downhill (but the song war funny, I'm saying after.)

Same with SHH. Good at the start, then dropped.

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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:50 am UTC

Benny the Bear wrote:Chaser's had some great episodes. Although after that dead-person song it went downhill (but the song war funny, I'm saying after.)

Same with SHH. Good at the start, then dropped.


What? The bold part is particularly perplexing.
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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby Joeldi » Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:50 am UTC

The Chaser is still funny, just not classic anymore. I think they might need a new concept to revive them (eg CNNN had a theme). Sideshow is very entertaining, Spicks and Specks would be good if I was a music buff, but I am the furthest from it someone can be, and Summer Heights High was absolutely brilliant. Not always hilarious, but Chris Lilley is an acting god.
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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby Hit3k » Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:09 am UTC

For the record I've been saying Puck you since before Summer Heights High they just heard me say it and thought it was brilliant
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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby guntersmells » Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:17 am UTC

bah screw u guys, not liking chasers, why i oughta ;)

anyway, yeah aussies ftw, joining the army in 18 days :D

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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby Toeofdoom » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:52 am UTC

I have to agree about the chaser... some of their skits are great (APEC for one was great) but in general they're just getting less funny. The first season of the war was pretty good though, and everything before that was generally brilliant.

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Postby The Cosmic Fool » Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:04 am UTC

Sorry. Canadian. On the other side of the Empire.
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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby JayDee » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:21 pm UTC

jmce wrote:And does anyone else watch the Sideshow (ABC, late on Saturday)?
I had too. P McDiddy was in it.

Just wanted to say a belated thank you to the writers strike. It prompted Channel Ten to bring back Good News Week. This time I'm going to get to a taping before it's axed.
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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby farqussus » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:21 pm UTC

Here is one of the multitude living the dream in London, proud to see so many Aussies walking on cracks.

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Postby SpitValve » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:16 pm UTC

Hit3k wrote:I was born in Wagga Wagga, NSW


hehe, Wagga Wagga. You aussies have such silly names for places. All we have is things like Paraparaumu and Whakatane. The "wh" is pronounced like an "f" and the "a" is pronounced like a "u".

And who can forget Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu?

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Postby |Erasmus| » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:42 pm UTC

hermaj wrote:
jmce wrote:And does anyone else watch the Sideshow (ABC, late on Saturday)?


Interestingly enough the only time I watched it was in Wellington (out near Dubbo) - half the thing was in black and white because of either a dodgy television or shot reception. It's the only week I've actually remembered about it, and I rather enjoyed it, but I still can't make the timeslot stick in my mind and I miss all the time. One I never, ever miss though is Spicks and Specks. Awesome show.

Oh, and I'm in western Sydney, where all the moths are hanging out at the moment. :(


Spicks and Specks is pretty good. I'm not often available when it's on atm though.

Also, Western Sydney is the best part of sydney (well, I don't live -too- far west, but it's still technically western sydney).

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Postby pollywog » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:58 pm UTC

SpitValve wrote:hehe, Wagga Wagga. You aussies have such silly names for places. All we have is things like Paraparaumu and Whakatane. The "wh" is pronounced like an "f" and the "a" is pronounced like a "u".


Hehe, Whakatane. Don't forget Puponga. Just on the base of Cape Farewell. Doesn't smell that bad though.
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Postby hermaj » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:26 pm UTC

|Erasmus| wrote:Spicks and Specks is pretty good. I'm not often available when it's on atm though.

Also, Western Sydney is the best part of sydney (well, I don't live -too- far west, but it's still technically western sydney).


We are going to be friends, you and I. :D How far west are you? I'm in fantabulous Blacktown.

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Postby |Erasmus| » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:41 pm UTC

hermaj wrote:
|Erasmus| wrote:Spicks and Specks is pretty good. I'm not often available when it's on atm though.

Also, Western Sydney is the best part of sydney (well, I don't live -too- far west, but it's still technically western sydney).


We are going to be friends, you and I. :D How far west are you? I'm in fantabulous Blacktown.


Only parramatta (well, north parramatta, but still walking distance from the station, etc... only takes close to half an hour).

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Postby mrbaggins » Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:27 am UTC

>>>> Aussie

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SpitValve wrote:This poll needs to have a "New Zealand" and an "Other" option

Considering that 'New Zealand' fits into the 'Other' category, and 'Other' fits into 'No'... why?
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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby returnaddress » Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:27 am UTC

Do you ride a kangaroo to work/school?

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Postby michaelandjimi » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:21 am UTC

Nah, kangaroos are for wusses. I ride an echidna.

Also, I know Blacktown! I can get there by train taipan.
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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby timt » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:09 am UTC

I'm auzzie, i love my country but i only truly feel back home when I'm in South Africa (have been living in auzzie land for 13 years now though.) It's a superb country, only thing is the women aren't so great, i mean they all look pretty good but sometimes it's hard to meet interesting girls between the swarms of fake tanned, big sunglasses, thongs crowd.

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Postby timt » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:12 am UTC

mrbaggins wrote:>>>> Aussie

US Peoples, to one another...
"Hey, you know what? Let's say we rounded up all of our prisoners, lawyers, telemarketers and other useless types, and send them away to some desert island. Then, we turn up again about 50 years later. What do you think they'd say?"

"Dunno, probably something along the lines of 'Gday mate!'"


You can have your lawyers back, too many people suing each other like in America, people should take responsibility for their own damn actions. And telemarketers? I think they got on the ship that got lost and ended up on the shores of India.

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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby Bruce » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:16 am UTC

timt wrote:... It's a superb country, only thing is the women aren't so great, i mean they all look pretty good but sometimes it's hard to meet interesting girls between the swarms of fake tanned, big sunglasses, thongs crowd.

I would suggest you are going to the wrong places. There are plenty of interesting people of all sorts around. This may be location dependant also.
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Postby hermaj » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:42 am UTC

timt wrote:It's a superb country, only thing is the women aren't so great


:shock: :evil:

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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby timt » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:01 am UTC

It's just most i meet seem pretty immature, but I'm a pretty anti-social guy so as Bruce said it's more a fact of not going to to the right places.

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Postby |Erasmus| » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:01 am UTC

timt wrote:It's just most i meet seem pretty immature, but I'm a pretty anti-social guy so as Bruce said it's more a fact of not going to to the right places.


I find that even hanging around my uni I don't meet many people at all (let alone females) who aren't into the whole trying to be popular thing.

No offense, hermaj, I guess there just aren't many people like you...

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Postby hermaj » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:17 am UTC

Ah. You should come to Club Mac, everyone is chill at Club Mac. In my experience, the only thing you need to make friends is half a kebab you don't want to eat any more. :D

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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby |Erasmus| » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:20 am UTC

where\what is this place?

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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby hermaj » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:32 am UTC

Macquarie Uni. I was guessing that you're at UWS at Rydalmere - I was there for one subject in my last semester at UWS (my home campus was Hawkesbury, blech) before transferring and everyone there seemed pretty preppy, especially compared to Mac.

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Postby |Erasmus| » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:37 am UTC

hermaj wrote:Macquarie Uni. I was guessing that you're at UWS at Rydalmere - I was there for one subject in my last semester at UWS (my home campus was Hawkesbury, blech) before transferring and everyone there seemed pretty preppy, especially compared to Mac.


no, im at UTS... I do live reasonably near that UWS campus, but they don't offer the course I wanted to do (Software Engineering), and I could get into UTS, so I did.

I was working at the Toshiba building just down the road for my internship for 8 months though... then I had to go back to uni and couldn't fit enough hours into my timetable for them...

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Re: Australia, represent.

Postby timt » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:56 am UTC

I'm actually pretty interested in attending Macquarie Uni as i'm not too happy with what I'm doing at the moment. How is their contemporay music program?


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