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Hyakujo's Fox 11-13-2007 08:29 AM

meanwhile back in australia redux
 
Cats fan now knows left from right

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Cats fan now knows left from right

Jane Holroyd
November 13, 2007 - 3:47PM

A die-hard Geelong fan is regretting his decision to get a tattoo celebrating the team's premiership victory while on holiday in Thailand last week.

"Neville" told 3AW he paid about $150 for two tattoos on his upper arms while in Phuket last Thursday.

But his loyal attempt to honour his team backfired when instead of the words "Day Premiers 2007", the tattoo artist instead christened Neville's beloved Cats the "Gay Premiers 2007".

"I couldn't believe it," Neville told 3AW this morning, adding he had consumed 15 cans of beer during the five-hour tattooing process.

To make matters worse, Neville's attempts to communicate his wishes clearly to the tattoo artist were taken a little too literally.

Neville had drawn pictures of the tattoos he wanted on each arm with the instructions, "Right Arm" and "Left Arm" to make the delineation clear.

Now, along with the "Gay Premiers" tattoo on his right arm, he has a permanent reminder - should he ever forget - that it is in fact, his right arm.

On his left arm, along with a fierce looking Cat logo and the words "Night Premiers 2006", Neville now has the words, "Left Arm".

"My son-in-law came in . . . and said, 'You know they've written 'Right Arm?'"

"I said, 'You're joking!"

"I said, 'Well now he's done that he might as well do the left arm as well."

Neville said there was some light at the end of the tunnel, with the tattoo of such poor quality it appeared to already be peeling and was almost indecipherable.

3AW's morning hosts Ross Stevenson and John Burns said they would attempt to get Neville a 2008 Geelong membership for his troubles.

madasacutsnake 11-19-2007 08:10 AM

It will beat a rerun of Don's Party.

http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/electi...#election_nite

Hyakujo's Fox 11-24-2007 01:56 AM

duty done

madasacutsnake 11-24-2007 08:17 AM

duty done

and dusted.


brightpearl 12-07-2007 07:34 PM

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian scientists are trying to give kangaroo-style stomachs to cattle and sheep in a bid to cut the emission of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, researchers say.

Thanks to special bacteria in their stomachs, kangaroo flatulence contains no methane and scientists want to transfer that bacteria to cattle and sheep who emit large quantities of the harmful gas.

While the usual image of greenhouse gas pollution is a billowing smokestack pushing out carbon dioxide, livestock passing wind contribute a surprisingly high percentage of total emissions in some countries.

"Fourteen percent of emissions from all sources in Australia is from enteric methane from cattle and sheep," said Athol Klieve, a senior research scientist with the Queensland state government.

"And if you look at another country such as New Zealand, which has got a much higher agricultural base, they're actually up around 50 percent," he told AFP.

Researchers say the bacteria also makes the digestive process much more efficient and could potentially save millions of dollars in feed costs for farmers.

"Not only would they not produce the methane, they would actually get something like 10 to 15 percent more energy out of the feed they are eating," said Klieve.

Even farmers who laugh at the idea of environmentally friendly kangaroo farts say that's nothing to joke about, particularly given the devastating drought Australia is suffering.

"In a tight year like a drought situation, 15 percent would be a considerable sum," said farmer Michael Mitton.

But it will take researchers at least three years to isolate the bacteria, before they can even start to develop a way of transferring it to cattle and sheep.

Another group of scientists, meanwhile, has suggested Australians should farm fewer cattle and sheep and just eat more kangaroos.

The idea is controversial, but about 20 percent of health conscious Australians are believed to eat the national symbol already.

"It's low in fat, it's got high protein levels it's very clean in the sense that basically it's the ultimate free range animal," said Peter Ampt of the University of New South Wales's institute of environmental studies.

"It doesn't get drenched, it doesn't get vaccinated, it utilizes food right across the landscape, it moves around to where the food is good, so yes, it's a good food."

It might take a while for kangaroos to become popular barbecue fare, but with concern over global warming growing in the world's driest inhabited continent, Australians could soon be ready to try almost anything to cut emissions.

Hyakujo's Fox 12-08-2007 05:25 AM

if there's less shit to go with it I'm all in favour

Hyakujo's Fox 01-22-2008 07:44 PM

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TWO bungling bandits who stole a bag of bread rolls instead of cash before one accidentally shot the other have been labelled "the keystone robbers" by a judge.

Benjamin Jorgensen, 38, and Donna Hayes, 36, tried to hold up the Cuckoo Restaurant in Olinda on April Fool's Day last year, the County Court heard yesterday.

Prosecutor Brian Halpin told the court Jorgensen carried a sawn-off shotgun as he and Hayes confronted manager Peter Schmidt leaving the restaurant at night carrying a black plastic bag.

Jorgensen yelled at the manager, "Give me the bag or I'll blow your head off ", to which Mr Schmidt replied, "What do you want with the bag? There's only bread rolls in there," Mr Halpin said.

But Mr Halpin said the pair believed the bag contained $30,000 in takings.

The court heard Jorgensen then accidentally fired the shotgun as Mr Schmidt offered him the bag.

Hayes was shot in the hip and immediately fell to the ground screaming, "You got me, You got me", as Jorgensen demanded the manager's car keys, which he then used on the wrong vehicle.

Judge Roland Williams said: "You've heard of the Keystone Cops. This is the keystone robbers."

But the judge described the incident as "a very serious armed robbery".

Hyakujo's Fox 01-31-2008 02:20 AM

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Poll backs Brumby's Adelaide sledge

Matthew Burgess
January 31, 2008 - 11:47AM

More than half of voters in an Adelaide newspaper's online opinion poll agree with Victorian Premier John Brumby - the city is a "backwater".

The poll had attracted more 2090 votes before 10am today, in response to the question: "Is Adelaide a backwater?"

Forty-eight per cent said Adelaide lagged behind the eastern capitals and another 15% agreed it was a backwater but said that was part of the appeal. Twenty-eight per cent said Mr Brumby was "just a jerk", and 6% based their defence on the number of major events on in Adelaide at this time of year.

The remaining 3% were unaccounted for by the News Limited poll.
http://www.theage.com.au/news/nation...714110465.html

Hyakujo's Fox 02-13-2008 03:28 AM

http://www.theage.com.au/news/nation...?page=fullpage

Marcus Bales 05-15-2008 10:12 PM



It looks like it all started to go bad for Hyakujo's Fox when the shishkabob he was taking from the grill spilled the sauce, which ignited and then ...

... well, this may explain a lot about where HF has been for the last several weeks.

Hyakujo's Fox 05-20-2008 03:24 AM

That's nonsense, I was hit by a returning boomerang.

Meanwhile Ze has finally cracked a mention in the Australian press!

Hyakujo's Fox 06-11-2008 12:58 AM

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Game's up for jurors playing Sudoku

* Malcolm Knox
* June 11, 2008

AFTER 105 witnesses and three months of evidence, a drug trial costing $1 million was aborted yesterday when it emerged that jurors had been playing Sudoku since the trial's second week.
http://www.theage.com.au/national/ga...0610-2ohy.html

zero 06-23-2008 03:40 PM

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12"razormix 06-23-2008 03:52 PM

aye

zero 06-23-2008 04:11 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNUoEn7yG1g

zero 06-23-2008 04:12 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waB5e...eature=related

zero 06-23-2008 04:14 PM

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

zero 06-23-2008 04:16 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owoly...eature=related

Marcus Bales 07-03-2008 10:04 AM

Interesting parody of TV crap.

Hyakujo's Fox 07-03-2008 09:53 PM

nah that's what we are really like

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EvUzDE1g7Y

brightpearl 07-21-2008 10:14 AM

OMG too cute...*gurgle*

*revives, packs bags furiously*

Adorable baby bats - honestly - snuggled in wool at animal shelter
Last updated at 22:20 22 November 2007
Daily Mail Online

Wrapped up in their tiny blankets, the bundles of woe pictured below are surviving on the milk of human kindness.
The orphaned baby fruit bats are being raised at a rescue centre after a plague of poisonous ticks swept through their colony.
Used to snuggling up to their mothers, they need to be kept warm and are fed through teats with a sugary liquid full of nutrients.
Normally adults carry their baby on their back but as those which have been infected slowly die, the youngsters, with no mother to feed them, also perish.
"We walk around the bat colony in the Bush every day and you can hear the young bats crying for their mothers," said Jenny Maclean, who runs the rescue centre on the Atherton Tablelands in northern Queensland.

madasacutsnake 01-26-2009 04:24 AM

Happy Invasion/Survival Day.

Hyakujo's Fox 01-26-2009 04:29 AM

It was a traditional Australia Day for me, I completely ignored it.

Hyakujo's Fox 01-26-2009 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by madasacutsnake (Post 405441)

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But Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has emphatically ruled out any change with a "simple, respectful, but straightforward no".

Mr Rudd said there have always been controversies about national days but that Australia is a nation for all Australians.

"A nation which has apologised for the mistakes of the past, and there have been many. But a nation now resolved to close the gap. A nation now resolved to close the gap in education, in health, and employment, and those things which matter in people's daily and practical lives," he said.
Yeah, obviously the time for respect and reconciliation through symbolic acknowledgments is over. :rolleyes:

zero 02-24-2009 03:28 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95tmYmeHf84

^that's hyasfox & asmadasamadmad out for a drive in the countryside last sunday. li'l 'be was in the back seat not saying much (catatonic with fear)

Odbe 02-25-2009 04:49 AM

:eek: Yes I was
first thought: that's terrifying I don't want to drive through that
second thought: that's amazing I want to drive through that!

Hyakujo's Fox 02-25-2009 10:06 AM

first thought: this is going to be cool
second thought: I wonder if we're all going to die

Brynn 02-26-2009 03:03 PM

yeah, once they got inside I was begging the drivers on the computer screen to please please please stop driving and pull over. Don't know why I was so surprised at how dark it was in there.

Hyakujo's Fox 03-10-2009 01:03 AM

forget about your squids :eek:

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'Ninja' kangaroo terrorises family in bed

* March 10, 2009 - 2:16PM

Not a bird, or a plane, but a kangaroo has crashed through the bedroom window of a Canberra family's home before terrorising its unsuspecting occupants.

The family, from the suburb of Garran in Canberra's south, were awoken in the early hours of Sunday morning when their pet dog began barking from the garden.

Moments later, a kangaroo burst through a three-metre high window of the house's master bedroom and onto the bed where Beat Ettlin, his partner Verity Beman and their nine-year-old daughter Beatrix lay.

"My initial thought when I was half awake was: it's a lunatic ninja coming through the window," Mr Ettlin told The Associated Press.

"It seems about as likely as a kangaroo breaking in."

While the family took refuge under the blankets, the injured animal proceeded to jump on top of them, gouging holes in the furniture and smearing blood all over the walls.

The next thing Mr Ettlin heard was his 10-year-old son Leighton screaming from his bed: "There's a 'roo in my room!'"

"I thought, this can be really dangerous for the whole family now," the 42-year-old said.

A chef, originally from the Swiss city of Stans, Mr Ettlin followed the thrashing and bleeding two metre tall marsupial and wrestled it into a headlock before dragging it down the hallway and out the front door.

Left wearing just his shredded underpants and with scratch marks on his leg and buttocks, Mr Ettlin described himself as "lucky".

"I had just my Bonds undies on. I felt vulnerable," he said.

As quickly as it had come, the kangaroo vanished into a nearby reserve and the family reported the intrusion to police and wildlife authorities.

Ms Beman praised her husband's courage and said she didn't know many men who would go head-to-head with a kangaroo.

"I think he's a hero, a hero in Bonds undies," she said.

AP/AAP
http://www.theage.com.au/national/ni...0310-8tp5.html

brightpearl 03-13-2009 12:45 AM



http://www.theage.com.au/national/cr...1.html?page=-1

madasacutsnake 08-16-2009 06:08 AM

Ballina's Big Prawn a raw point with townsfolk

THE Big Prawn is an icon of the NSW North Coast, but Ballina's fibreglass landmark is causing a big stink.

Owner Santo Pennisi wants to tear it down, but locals have vowed to raise it from the dead.

A Facebook petition to save the giant prawn has already attracted more than 500 followers.

One fan suggests: "Just give it a lick of new paint and it will look great again."

A local developer has also weighed into the debate, vowing to build a new prawn if the original can't be saved.

Mr Pennisi has asked Ballina council for permission to topple the 19-year-old prawn.

Mayor Phillip Silver said it's hard to say if the structure was "an icon or an eyesore".

Rumours are circulating that the prawn could be replaced with a huge pelican.

Developer Chris Condon, who built a 6m-high beer can atop a Cobar hotel in 1990, is a fan of giant things.

"I love it," he said. "You can't buy publicity like this for your town."

Mr Condon said it was unfortunate that the prawn has ended up in such disrepair.

"It could have met a better fate," he said.

http://www.news.com.au/travel/story/...-27977,00.html

madasacutsnake 08-28-2009 11:01 PM

Northern Territory man claims his cat can swear


A MAN claims his pet cat is a bit too brainy for his own good and can speak English - a total of seven different words so far, including the F-word.

Robert 'RJ' Duncan, of Palmerston, in the Northern Territory says his budgie Picininny can also speak.

But when the Northern Territory News first visited the ex-boxer, 34, and his wife Sandra, 32, at their home, the house-bound moggie grumpily declined to comment.

Instead he scratched Mr Duncan a few times before bolting to his bedroom and barricading himself in his cupboard.

But during a second visit, Mischief was much friendlier. And more talkative. All gathered heard him speak to Sandra, calling her "mum''.

Mr Duncan said the two-year-old cat - which he and his wife adopted from his feral mother in Katherine - was most vocal at night.

"He starts mouthing off when he wants his food - when we start cooking,'' he said.

"He can say seven words all up: mum, no, now, what, f--k, pr--k and why.

"He can't say 'dad' yet, which is a bit of a pr--k. That's how he got the word 'pr--k' I reckon, because I say it a lot.''

Mr Duncan - sitting at their wooden table rolling a roll-your-own - said Mischief's first word was 'mum', which he started saying about the age of six months.

Human babies are a little slower than the skittish kitty. They can usually manage to produce a slurred 'mama' or 'dada' about 10 months of age.

Mr Duncan said Mischief wasn't apeing the words - he knew what he was saying.

"He calls out to (Sandra) and everything - he'll sit at the back window, while she's in the garden, calling out 'mum'."

"In the evening time, if you don't drop whatever you're doing and pay attention to him, he calls you 'f--king pr--k'.

"If he really cracks the sh-ts, he'll piss in his drinking water just to let you know he's really sh--ty."

The potty mouthed puss doesn't take non-attention kindly.

Mischief spent his time during the Duncan's wedding swearing at the guests in the backyard from his bedroom window.

Mr Duncan said the guests were pre-warned, so "they pretty much ignored him".

The Duncans' budgie is less adventurous with its words.

It just says "s--t".

Mr Duncan will now be trying to film his moggie to prove Mischief can really talk.

"He's a character ... he's one of these cats that's a bit too brainy for his own good."



http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574...97-421,00.html

Hyakujo's Fox 08-29-2009 05:41 AM

^ best news story ever.

brightpearl 09-14-2009 06:57 PM

Now y'all are just making stuff up.

Bilby Day.
*sshhhheesh*
Like that thing is real.


It's clearly a shaved chihuahua in bunny ears.
Poor little fella.

Odbe 09-15-2009 06:50 AM

^Coupla years ago I did fundraising for Bilby Day :D
Did you know they sell chocolate Easter bilbies here to Australianise the Easter bunny? S'truth!

madasacutsnake 09-23-2009 07:15 PM

Father Bob Maguire expected to keep his job

FATHER Bob Maguire is expected to keep his beloved job after overwhelming support from Victorians for the knockabout priest.

The deadlock between Father Maguire and Melbourne's Catholic archdiocese over a request for his retirement is close to being resolved, sources said.

The Herald Sun believes the archdiocese, which invited Father Maguire's resignation on his recent 75th birthday, will allow him to stay parish priest in South Melbourne.

Talks were held yesterday between Father Maguire and his advisers and representatives of Catholic Archbishop Denis Hart.

Father Maguire would not confirm details of the meeting, but said discussions were continuing. He said he was confident of a result that would please both parties.

The Herald Sun believes an agreement could be revealed this week.

Canon law states that a priest must offer to retire on his 75th birthday. The archbishop can accept or defer the retirement.

But in a letter to the archbishop last week, a defiant Father Maguire, a champion of the poor and homeless and long-standing parish priest at Saints Peter and Paul Church, politely declined to retire.

Father Maguire said he was concerned that his parishioners and the disadvantaged he helped around South Melbourne were fretting about his fate.

"We are holding discussions to try to resolve the matter and we are close to agreement," he said.

"I don't want people to worry about me."

He said he hoped for a swift decision on his future to put his supporters "out of their misery". Archbishop Hart has previously revealed his concerns about poor financial management of the parish.

Odbe 11-02-2009 07:55 PM


SUHT UP about yers bloody horsies

MoJoRiSin 11-02-2009 08:05 PM

^ :D

Hyakujo's Fox 11-02-2009 11:06 PM

^^ must've got lazy manfred in the sweep. :D

Odbe 11-03-2009 02:07 AM

^I was on C'est la Guerre. But hey, c'est la guerre.


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