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#52873 - 01/25/02 04:56 PM Re: baited breath
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Yeah, and two bad cops don't have no mother ...

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#52874 - 02/03/02 08:54 PM Re: Australian culture
stales Offline
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Loc: Perth, Western Australia
I have to share this with you all.....

A mate of mine is PASSIONATE about being an Australian. Drives a 1964 Holden (same as me!), would die for the Melbourne football team, drinks VB etc.

He was recently working in Malaysia and took the opportunity to get a tattoo (his first and only). It's about 3" wide and sits prominently high on his back, on his spine about 4" below his collar....

And the "picture"??????


A bar code with "Australia" printed above it and the codified version of his date and place of birth, plus those of his two children!!

I'm tempted - but, as you'll note in my bio, faced with an identity crisis!!

stales


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#52875 - 02/04/02 02:25 PM "...drinks VB..."
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Registered: 01/12/01
Posts: 771
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Oh stales - help me understand this acronym. The only thing I know VB to stand for is Visual Basic, and I don't think it comes in liquid form.


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#52876 - 02/04/02 04:07 PM Re: "...drinks VB..."
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"Victoria Bitter" beer. Has the same characteristics as Microsoft's products, actually. Nicely packaged. Full of bugs. Purchase leaves a nasty aftertaste and can easily make you sick; and they're always on at you to buy more.

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#52877 - 02/04/02 04:12 PM Re: "...drinks VB..."
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the same characteristics as Microsoft's products

More's the pity. A good bitter is a wond'rous thang.


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#52878 - 02/04/02 06:00 PM Re: "...drinks VB..."
stales Offline
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Loc: Perth, Western Australia
As bespoke by Thunder Stealer, Captain of Words, from the Land of The Cricket Match Throwers, 'tis a lager.

[gently chiding -e] Now Fiberbabe - if you'd carefully followed the "Aussie Beers" pages at the site mentioned by Bean at the start of this thread you would have known this! There's a pic there n' all.

Rather than trying to remember all our beers, we have a simple system for the poor heat-struck folk in our northern and outback climes....

Rather than asking for a Victoria Bitter or VB, just ask the barkeep for "a green can". For a spot of variation you could go for a "yellow can" (XXXX), a "white can" (Carlton Draft) or a "blue can" (Foster's). Doesn't matter if you can't remember which is which, they're all good. And, after one of each in the first hour, you won't care!! ("Super" grade Aussie beers such as these have considerably more alcohol than those in the US as I recall - around 6%).

This should be of benefit to anybody travelling through this land - and you'll impress the locals straight away!

stales


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#52879 - 02/04/02 06:37 PM .
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#52880 - 02/04/02 09:31 PM Re: important part of our culture(s)
hev Offline
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Registered: 01/28/02
Posts: 477
Loc: Sydney, Australia
And as our dear friends Stales & Max Q are demonstrating ... one of the most ingrained traditions of our two cultures is to needle the other .

NZ - 1 Aus - 1

Now here's a fun read about our fine land:

http://www.satirewire.com/news/jan02/australia.shtml


Hev

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#52881 - 02/04/02 09:48 PM I don't much care about the rest, but ..
consuelo Offline
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make sure they put Costa Rica back.
Aw, hev, and I'd just finished cleaning the grapes off my monitor from the Bobbit thread video escapade! ROTFLMAO and still wiping the tears off my face.


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#52882 - 02/04/02 11:00 PM Re: I don't much care about the rest, but ..
hev Offline
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Oh Connie (may I call you Connie?) I've read the Bobbit post ... oh my but there are no grapes on my monitor . Perhaps I needed to see the video for myself...

Anyway, we've sure left those K1W1s behind this time waiting for a response CK, Max??

Hev

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