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Old May 9 2013, 06:48 PM   #31
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Re: White House petition calls for merging Australia and USA to ...

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? And to be bored to death by cricket?
Well they sit through baseball games.....
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Old May 9 2013, 06:52 PM   #32
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Nope, sorry. No way, no how. I'm not the biggest baseball fan in the world, but it has to be more fun than watching cricket.

You can introduce any other British Commonwealth sport you like, but cricket gets locked away in the giant Indiana Jones warehouse.
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Old May 9 2013, 08:52 PM   #33
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? And to be bored to death by cricket?
Well they sit through baseball games.....
Cricket is like baseball on Thorazine.
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Old May 9 2013, 09:16 PM   #34
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But rugby is a hell of an improvement on American football.
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Old May 9 2013, 10:03 PM   #35
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If it means we can freely go to Australia and work there without a visa, I'm all for it! It's a terrific country... just so damned far away from the rest of civilization.
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Old May 9 2013, 10:57 PM   #36
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I'd be in favor of Australia becoming the 51st State if only to see Australians point at Texas and say, "That's not a State-- this is a State."
I think that 4 of our states, as well as the Northern Territory are all bigger than Texas (though Texas's population is larger than the whole of Australia's).
So Texas isn't just small, it's overcrowded !
Texas would be the new Rhode Island.

Rhode Island would just be the old Rhode Island.
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Old May 9 2013, 10:58 PM   #37
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*Looks left. Looks right.*

New Zealand feels a little awkward down here ...
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Old May 10 2013, 12:31 AM   #38
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We can just honor our British heritage by shipping our criminals to Australia. This would reduce prison overcrowding significantly and give Australian businesses an influx of cheap foreign labor.
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*Looks left. Looks right.*

New Zealand feels a little awkward down here ...
You can be our new Hawaii if you like.
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Old May 10 2013, 02:53 AM   #40
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But rugby is a hell of an improvement on American football.
I guess it's not called Grid Iron anymore but with all those stops and starts it should be called gridlock.

And Australian rules football beats both.
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Old May 10 2013, 02:59 AM   #41
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And Australian rules football beats both.
I totally agree with this.
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Old May 11 2013, 09:11 AM   #42
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That's not a bad design at all, but blue and red touching each other makes the design visually "muddy" (it also violates the "rule of tincture", but not all national flags respect that either). It needs some fimbriation, but with a design so complex, it isn't easy.
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Old May 11 2013, 11:14 AM   #43
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Edit... Nevermind.
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Old May 11 2013, 11:26 AM   #44
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Are you drunk? You shouldn't post while drunk.
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Old May 11 2013, 11:49 AM   #45
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. . . It needs some fimbriation, but with a design so complex, it isn't easy.
Well, I just learned my new word for the week.

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I guess it's not called Grid Iron anymore but with all those stops and starts it should be called gridlock.
Since kicking is such a small part of the game, American football should be called "passball" or "carryball" or "runwiththeball" or "fightovertheball."
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