Aussie snowballs

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  1. snowbound

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    http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200508/s1434787.htm

    What's going on? o_O

    We are withering from the heat up here near the top of the world and the aussies are having all the fun frolicing in the snow down there near the bottom. :mad:

    No fair... U guys love this stifling heat, not us. :( ;) :D

    Cold snap ... Snow at Tarpeena Retreat in Oberon, New South Wales.



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    It's so cold here today that I had to put on a long sleeve shirt brrrrrrrr :eek: :D
     
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    Oh yeah, rub it in..... :mad: ;) :D



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  4. Primrose

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    Nine months from now those tourists might cause a population explosion in NSW. ;)
     
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    ......... and I had to take my thongs [no, you perverts, those things you Yanks call 'flip flops'] off and put on some socks even. ROFL.....

    gawd, I hate the cold, hey wait a minute, it's not cold here... ROFLMFAO... it's only 22C.... and it's the middle of winter.. heheheh!

    Gotta love Queensland hey Blackie. :D :D :D :D

    oops... forgot to put on my :cool: it's so bright outside.... lol...

    [Hey Blackspear, dontcha just lurveee rubbing it in]

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    lol, yeah, we had major blackouts during the eighties in Queensland and the population increased during that period by 10% over the norm!!! :D

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  7. Primrose

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    It might help with the cane toad problem.. :D now that is a film short I would like to see.


    Cane toad thriller takes judges award
    Thursday, August 11, 2005. 2:00pm (AEST)

    Short films about the dangers presented by burnt toast, cane toads, gamba grass and marijuana have won over the crowd at Darwin's Fist Full of Films awards.

    But the judges had different ideas, with film critic Margaret Pomeranz and filmmaker Rob Connolly choosing psychological thriller Toad as the winner.

    The 20 finalists screened their works for the seventh annual short film festival at Darwin's Deckchair Cinema last night.

    The winning short film, by first-time film-makers Kevin Cook and Phil MacDonald, is about how a captured cane toad inspires a man to murder.

    Mr Cook says the subject for his winning film had been torn from the headlines.

    "Forget about global warming and the war on terrorism, cane toads is the big issue facing Territorians today and we've decided to address that issue and confront it face on," Mr Cook said.

    But he says his co-star could not make it to opening night.

    "Unfortunately, we had to dispose of him in the recommended way, which is sticking him in the freezer," he said.


    The film faces stiff competition for the People's Choice Award from a deadly coffee machine and a scooter chase through Darwin.

    Each five-minute Fist Full of Films entry had to contain the keyword, 'charm' and other responses tackled marijuana use and a rapper charming the audience with a rant against gamba grass.
     
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    Nice Primmy

    Another reminder why you are in charge of the 'HIA'.....maybe they'll keep all those goof...[EDIT].....snoballs down there for a couple more months.


     
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    Cane toads..... arrrghhhh!!!.... they're everywhere Primrose. Bloody big buggers some of 'em.

    Man, the brains trust that thought up of them as a solution to the cane beetle had what little grey cells they used, in reverse gear that momentous day hey?

    Still, the cold snap may kill off a few down south, if they have got that far yet.

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    Our coldest morning yet! (and winter is nearly over) 5C (41F) Brrrrrr!
    Had to put socks on this morn! They go really nice with my shorts too! ;)
     
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    Now don't be trying to start any new fashion trends BB... :D ;) :D



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    We get snow about every, Hundred years. :D

    Was all of 90'f today. No socks though.
     

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    :D Because I just happen to reside in one of the most expensive areas of the U.S.A., the dawg gone weather had better be good.

    Looking at this thread brings back memories. Cane toads? I remember all them rabbits, they were every where, an because of the attempt to poison them you couldn't eat the little buggers (didn't do a thing to the rabbits either as I remember, they became immune). A place called Sue City N.S.W. was home for 3 and 1/2 years. Old timers may remember that place.

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    You could slip into something comfortable and check out those thumppers :D in Sue City.


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    But I am out checking for cane toad on the pitch for the next match.
     

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    Makes your teeth chatter bigguy ? :p
     

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    ;) Ah but could you find Sue City? Nope it has long ago bit the dust, for you see it was a construction camp town. Was the main town during the construction of T-2 in the Snowy Mountain project back in the late 1950's. Another was called Happy Jack, an that was for T-1. Just for the heck of it, if any one just happens to know about this place or even better lived there, I would for sure like to hear from them. Also would love to hear from anyone who just may have happened to attend Canberra Grammar school during the late 1950's also.

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    Great stuff wildman..thanks ..wish you would fill in some more of the blanks on that one for us. Shame for the history not to have your touch on the real life back then of men and families. I bet there are many stories out there beside the man from Snowy River.

    http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/snowyscheme/


    ANDREW BARTON PATERSON is well known to me and many of my friends and his stories still live on.

    http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/P/PatersonAB_Banjo/verse/manfromsnowyriver/

    http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/P/PatersonAB_Banjo/index.html

    http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/P/PatersonAB_Banjo/notes.html
     
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