Meanwhile, in Australia.....

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Wanderer » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:17 pm

Kismet wrote:
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The situation at Townsville was on our latest news bulletin. It is very worrying.
We have floods in the north, drought in the middle and bushfires in the south. The west must be overdue for a climactic disaster :-(

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:46 pm

This has been around for a while, but thought it might bring a smile to those who may not have read it before - and it's pretty much spot on :D :D

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:18 pm

I like that, RSG. I haven't come across it before and it made me smile.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by VickersVandal » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:33 am

All true.

Number 9 - in all seriousness - I broke my leg (downhill skating) on Australia day a couple of years back and I still have a burn scar about an inch in diameter from my leg lying in contact with the road because I couldn't move it.

I also have a scar from where my tibia was poking out but that's a different kettle of fish....

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Foolscap » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:23 am

A fascinating list:-)
And that sounds painful, VV:-(
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by kylie_koyote » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:39 am

That sounds pretty accurate... I remember when I lived in Turkey, I would take 3 showers a day. When I woke up, when I got home from work, and right before bed. I would wet a sheet and lay under it with the fan pointed at me and try to fall asleep before it dried.

It is strange to remember that heat, as I sit here watching the sun rise over my neighborhood still encased in ice.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Tracer » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:17 pm

Great list - made me chuckle.
pilots who had done a long tour and had that thousand-yard stare W. E. Johns

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Sizzling Sausages » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:42 am

Wanderer wrote:
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Yep, white tails get instant death around my place. Evil little buggers imo.
Ditto. Wanderer's General Amnesty For Spiders is immediately withdrawn for them. Despite the efforts of many supposed experts to say they don't cause necrotic wounds, it's one case where I believe in the oral history...
Well, it seems we are being rather unfair on them...
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Fairblue » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:54 am

My skin is crawling. I’m afraid any spider which Mr FB doesn’t re-locate, is going down. Can’t help it.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Tracer » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:56 am

:scared: Strange I know, but I don't find that comforting
pilots who had done a long tour and had that thousand-yard stare W. E. Johns

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by VickersVandal » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:55 am

Tracer wrote:
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:scared: Strange I know, but I don't find that comforting
Yep. These images are not helping....
https://www.smh.com.au/interactive/2018 ... -small.png

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by kylie_koyote » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:42 am

It's a good thing you lot don't work for the tourism board.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:54 am

They work for the immigration service. Australia is actually a temperate country, filled with cute and charming animals, none of which are dangerous in any way, and this lot want to keep it to themselves.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by kylie_koyote » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:03 pm

That thought had occurred to me...
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Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:28 pm

Dang!! Sprung! You lot are on to us :roflhappy: :roflhappy: :roflhappy:

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Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:34 pm

But I couldn't resist posting this - probably should go in the Weather thread, but it is Oz, after all!! When I read about the croc climbing the tree, I thought of Algy in the swamp :lol: :lol: :lol:

And, I definitely know our weather situation up north is no laughing matter - all those homes inundated and so many people affected...

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-u ... d94a5e212f

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by id_ten_it » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:45 pm

I saw that last night on the news here, RSG and had the same thought!

Reminded me of delightful little excursions around Tweed Head and so on which ended in the Communal De Leeching before lunch, dinner, and bed. *shudders*

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:49 pm

Amazing footage, rsg. Dreadful floods.

It's amazing the concepts you come across on this forum. Things that have never ever passed across my mind. Communal de- leeching is definitely one. Pass the brain bleach.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Fairblue » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:03 am

Kismet wrote:
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Amazing footage, rsg. Dreadful floods.

It's amazing the concepts you come across on this forum. Things that have never ever passed across my mind. Communal de- leeching is definitely one. Pass the brain bleach.
I expect Biggles and Co have participated in that exercise on more than one occasion.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:14 am

Fairblue wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:03 am
Kismet wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:49 pm
Amazing footage, rsg. Dreadful floods.

It's amazing the concepts you come across on this forum. Things that have never ever passed across my mind. Communal de- leeching is definitely one. Pass the brain bleach.
I expect Biggles and Co have participated in that exercise on more than one occasion.
I don't think they did it communally....
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Fairblue » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:42 am

They would have, in the field. They would wash, shave and athe communally and some of the little blighters would have managed to get where you couldn’t reach them yourself. Probably had a competition to see who had the most.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:01 am

Fairblue wrote:
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They would have, in the field. They would wash, shave and athe communally and some of the little blighters would have managed to get where you couldn’t reach them yourself. Probably had a competition to see who had the most.
More brain bleach for the image of them grooming each other like monkeys and picking choice morsels of leech from each other.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Fairblue » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:07 am

Kismet wrote:
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Fairblue wrote:
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They would have, in the field. They would wash, shave and athe communally and some of the little blighters would have managed to get where you couldn’t reach them yourself. Probably had a competition to see who had the most.
More brain bleach for the image of them grooming each other like monkeys and picking choice morsels of leech from each other.
They probably used their cigarette ends.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:10 am

Fairblue wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:07 am
Kismet wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:01 am
Fairblue wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:42 am
They would have, in the field. They would wash, shave and athe communally and some of the little blighters would have managed to get where you couldn’t reach them yourself. Probably had a competition to see who had the most.
More brain bleach for the image of them grooming each other like monkeys and picking choice morsels of leech from each other.
They probably used their cigarette ends.
Didn't Biggles use a pin in Condor?
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Fairblue » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:15 am

Don’t think so. There were some small beasties which could cling to you and Dickpa said something about if you broke it off you had to winkle the head out with a pin. I remember thinking that could be a bit gruesome.
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