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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


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.


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


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


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.

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


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


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.

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