ENTER: misc av contest: typical/characteristically Australian

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by rhubarbodendron, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The new topic is: Something you consider typical Australian or very characteristic of that continent (including New Zealand and the islands).

    For newbies to this competition: the avatars may be a maximum size of 150 x 150 pixels.

    Entries can be made till Monday the 16th, 18:00 CET / 12:00 EST / 9:00 PST / Tuesday the 17th 02:00 in Canberra. Then I'll start the voting thread.
     
  2. Collingwood Nick

    Collingwood Nick Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The great thing about this topic is that I don't have to change my avatar to enter the contest.
     
  3. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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  4. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Ah, good topic and an easy choice for me:

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    The Great Barrier Reef. :mallory:
     
  5. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    As I'm sure both Aussies and Kiwis will adamantly insist, Australia and New Zealand are two completely different and separate countries, with over 900 miles of open ocean between them. Hell, they even speak English with different accents.

    Anyway, here's my entry: Boomerangs!

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  6. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I am not going to vote for anything Collingwood. I am a one-eyed Richmond supporter.
     
  7. auntiehill

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    The Sydney Opera House, probably one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. When I hear "Sydney," I think of it, the water and the bridge. Just lovely.
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  8. Orac

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  9. Collingwood Nick

    Collingwood Nick Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Are you sure?

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    Crikey that Cloke was a hairy fellow
     
  10. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Who says diamonds are a girl's best friends? I like opals.
     
  11. Gecko of Gorn

    Gecko of Gorn Commodore Commodore

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    Bon Scott. Original frontman of AC/DC.
     
  12. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

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    Home and Away's Alf Stewart: a true icon. :bolian:
     
  13. JiNX-01

    JiNX-01 Admiral Admiral

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    also the Great Barrier Reef

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    Ayers Rock
     
  14. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    which of the two is your official contest entry? (Only one per person is allowed)


    I had no idea ACDC had Australian roots! 0_0
     
  15. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I believe that two older Australians are the only people on this board can say that they saw AC/DC perform live with Bon Scott as lead singer. I am one of them and I saw them when I was 17 in 1975. I also saw their first, and every other performance , on the Australian show, Countdown.
     
  16. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    I cast a primary vote for Ayers Rock.
     
  17. JiNX-01

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    also the Great Barrier Reef

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    Since I hope to visit Australia and see Ayers Rock, I'll go with this one.
     
  18. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ^ I would, too. I'd vote for that.
     
  19. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'll open the voting thread in 5 hours. There's still some time for entries :)
     
  20. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    the poll thread can be found here: http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=226084

    Sorry for posting it 1 1/2 hours too late - my [insert un-ladylike swearwords here] internet connection broke down again.
    I live in a rather old house with lines that are too weak for several internet connections at a time. Whenever several of my neighbours go online, I get thrown offline and vice versa.