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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Fruitcake, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    i have just remember the show "My Restaurant Rules" and how once again Tasmanians were upset. The show was promoted as being a battle between the Australian states but when the show aired there was no Tasmanian team. When asked why Tasmania was not included the answer was given "we didn't think that there would be a restaurant in Tasmania that was good enough to compete".

    The producers could have promoted the contest as one between Australia's five biggest cities.
     
  2. Fruitcake

    Fruitcake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    One year, back when I still had television beaming into my house, I actually got sucked into a lawn bowls comp for Comm games. Canada was one of the competitors and may have won, I don't know who the other was. I think it must have been the commentators who somehow made it very exciting which was quite a feat as I have less than zero interest in sport.
     
  3. Australis

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    I don't much like Tony Abbott (duh), but this whole sending in AFP and troops to secure the Ukraine crash site, well, I approve. As the meme says, I'm not even angry, I'm amazed. He's acting like a statesman and a leader for his people instead of his normal douchy self..

    Watch Hockey torpedo him soon.
     
  4. Fruitcake

    Fruitcake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I don't understand why the AFP have to go there. Holland lost 200 people, why aren't they (or rather are they?) dealing with it?
     
  5. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    More here
     
  6. Jono

    Jono Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    We're not winning the medal tally so the Comm Games is dead to me. DEAD!
     
  7. Marc

    Marc Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Abbott's hoping it will given him a boost in the polls but as pointed out there is no real need to send as many personnel as they are.

    Abbott might have learned his lesson after MH370 and shooting his mouth off at big press conferences with information that wasn't correct.

    As for sloppy Joe Hockey, he's put foot in his mouth big time.

    After running around proclaiming Australia had a "budget emergency" and that all these steps had to be taken or everything would head right up this shitter, he's told people in New Zealand that the Australian economy is just fine.
     
  8. Fruitcake

    Fruitcake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Brilliant sunshine! Bright blue skies! Perfect winter day!

    Yes yes yes yes yes
     
  9. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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    I must be getting soft in my dotage.

    The ABC has a new ad. People being warm, happy, loving, human. Set to an acoustic version of 'Throw Your Arms Around Me'. Anytime I see it, I tear up, adn I don't exactly know why Happy tears, I should add.

    Beyond this, I have no words, except to say, the ABC really is a great institution and I really must do more to support it.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eiZc0igCLs[/yt]
     
  10. ElimParra

    ElimParra Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    This seems to be one of those games I'm not really watching at all. Heck, it's been a while since I watched any FTA TV.
     
  11. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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    Last I looked Aust was in the lead.
     
  12. Jono

    Jono Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm not really either. I've been focused on another sporting event that happens late at night. It's about it end so I might start to pay a bit more attention to the Comm Games. Actually, I definitely will since the Road Race is coming up this week.
     
  13. ElimParra

    ElimParra Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ^ I'm more focused on some gaming than anything else. I was happy with the league yesterday.

    It seems we are still on top of the tally.
     
  14. Fruitcake

    Fruitcake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I know one person in the Comm games and so far they are doing well.

    There. That's my sports for the decade.
     
  15. Evil Robert

    Evil Robert Admiral Admiral

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    Of course it could be the complete opposite and have something like "House Rules' where the Tassie team became one of the most hated reality contestants of the season (or as my room mate called Brooke - 'She with Resting Bitch Face')
     
  16. Australis

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    These shows are made by TV producers based in Sydney. I don't understand. They've never made crap before...
     
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  17. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

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    They're all beyond stupid anyway, so it isn't as though Tassie is missing out on anything even remotely interesting or important. Count yourselves lucky, Miss C.
     
  18. Evil Robert

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    We need to add a 'Like Button' feature here. Your post is definitely spot on Orac Zen!
     
  19. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    It looks like there is a campaign beginning to encourage the unemployed to turn up at the offices of LNP politicians looking for work.
     
  20. Fruitcake

    Fruitcake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ^:guffaw:

    More Tony Abbott fanfiction.. on the subject of jobs:

    http://theabbottchronicles.tumblr.com/