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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)

Quote:

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:

Quote:

'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



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