I hate Straya


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#123

Yep. And they probably have a bigger pirate than Blackgang Chine.


#124

#125

To be fair, most squishy organic Volvo drivers would also be confused by them…


#126

Why the hell are they letting kangaroos drive cars?


#127

'Cause they don’t have Astras there silly.


#128

Utterly rong,rong,rong stu-pid.Down here they proudly sport a HOLDEN post-it on the grille.:sob:


#129

I used to drive a Holden, but sadly it was shite. Didn’t see many Astras in Fitzroy though. You’ld need to go to Toorak for a chance to see that kind of dreamwagon, even if it is some sort of plasticky Strayan bootleg.


#130

not all are venomous - perhaps that’s why they are endangered


#131

They are all fucked up wee beasties down there, even the cute platypus has venom!


#132

Unfortunate segue from fucked up wee beasties to George Pell, but we can hope that he gets what he deserves:

I’m frankly amazed he hasn’t hidden behind “I’m too ill to travel”.


#133

I’m sure we will see him wheeled into court, wheelchair bound and attached to a oxygen cylinder, ala Bond and Skase :rolling_eyes:


#134

Don’t worry, he’ll get both of those things, once he’s inside :smirk:


#135

And some genius critique from the Guardian (Australian Edition).

:face_with_raised_eyebrow:


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#137

Probably only @OzzyOzzyOzzyOiOiOi and those of us ‘lucky’ enough to watch soccer (not football, natch) on the SBS in Straya would realise how much of an icon Les Murray was. TISM wrote a great tune about him

Think Jimmy Hill or Brian Moore in the late 1970s to realise how important he was (details here). He was also a nice bloke and came down to training at the Clifton Hill u/7s when I was coaching in 2001 after I sent him an invitation by email (not even expecting a response). The look of awe on the faces of the parents, kids (and the old Greek blokes smoking, drinking and gambling illegally in the clubhouse) is a treasured memory.

I hate that Straya is poorer for his loss. :cry:


#138

Yes. Top bloke indeed.


#139

More reasons…


#140

I like the last line:

He said he was considering putting a bloodied piece of meat in the bay on Sunday night “to see if we can catch these things”.


#141

In late breaking news it seems like most Strayans are in fact Kiwis. This is a bad, bad thing of course, but mostly if you are the Deputy PM where it makes your election to Parliament invalid.

Feckin’ shackledraggers…:roll_eyes:, oh wait…