The Down Under Lounge

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

  1. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is honourable Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Location:
    A Canuck in southwest England
    I'm not itchy, if that's what you mean.
     
  2. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Nightlife, Baby! Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2001
    Location:
    The Great Wide Open
    I don't remember any Australians drinking Fosters. I basically got the lecture when I arrived: No one drinks that, and you Americans have been fooled.

    :lol:

    We went up to Queensland once, and had a great time. We stayed in Rockhampton, went to Great Keppel Island...there was a really cool underwater observatory near there.

    One of my favorite stops was Cooberrie Park:

    http://www.cooberriepark.com.au/

    I held a Koala and fed a kangaroo out of my hand. How tourist-y is that??

    :lol:

    :techman:
     
  3. Teacock

    Teacock Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Location:
    inside teacake
    I've never even held a koala!

    Fed a lot of roos though.
     
  4. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Location:
    Brooklyn thestrangequark
    Oh, so it's the tiny little ones that you can't keep your eyes on that will sneak up and poison you?
     
  5. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2005
    The secret is to spread it really, REALLY thin. Almost not there thin. Enjoy! :)

    My preference these days is Promite, with a little lite cream cheese, ona corn cake (it's a diet thing)

    What I think of Abbott (I saw this the day of the election):
    [​IMG]

    UI came up with the idea of the lolpol, just before the previous election, these came out OK
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Spider, mate? Naaahh, no worries!
    [​IMG][/URL]

    I mean, look at the cute little ones!

    G'day! Bonzer to be here! Chuck us a tinny and put some snags on the barbie, and let's get this party off the ground!
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2014
  6. ElimParra

    ElimParra Screaming Firehawk Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2002
    Location:
    on the Warship Rocinante (aka Melbourne, Aus)
    I think I drank some Fosters around 20 years ago. Horrible stuff. If you want a good popular Australian beer - have some Crown Lager.

    I could write a list of things that I love about this country, like awesome people and the ABC.
     
  7. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2005
    ^ You are exactly right. Crown Lager is great! I also have a fondness for Cascade, James Boag, Hahn and James Squire. The ABC is great, despite various governments trying to strangle it on both sides of politics. The people are pretty damn good.

    So many good things. Road trips, The Great Barrier Reef, Sydney and it's Harbour. Aussie music ( :D ), Mad Max (same guy also made Happy Feet), the multicultural mix. It goes on.

    For a flavour of Australia, see if you can get a hold of the video 'Adam Hills Stands Up', really funny, especially his routine about meeting Lady Gaga and the Queen, and a local pizza shop he went to (which is so mulitcultural Aussie it verges on awesome). As someone Down Here says, do yourself a favour. Just checked YT, the 2 routines mentioned above are there, but really, watch the whole thing. Also, his comments on Joan Rivers when she dissed Adele are damn good too.

    Anyone wants to come Down Here, you'd be welcome.
     
  8. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2000
    Location:
    Godsown.
    I'm enjoying a Crownie as I type. :bolian:
    Eh. Agreeing about that disgusting excuse for a beverage means nothing. :p
     
  9. Captain Ice

    Captain Ice Cookie Constructor Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Location:
    Getting Captain Ice on to the naughty list
    Since when?
     
  10. Marc

    Marc Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2003
    Location:
    An Aussie in Canukistan
    Though one thing about Australian beers - aren't most of them now owned by Lion Nathan out of New Zealand.

    Btw how many people have heard of a Pie Floater (something that like Frog Cakes is probably uniquely South Australian).
     
  11. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001
    Location:
    Great Britain
    Our thread would consist of complaining about the weather :guffaw:
     
  12. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is honourable Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Location:
    A Canuck in southwest England
    And how lousy the English football team is.
     
  13. Marc

    Marc Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2003
    Location:
    An Aussie in Canukistan
    Not to mention the Cricket team :)
     
  14. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    Location:
    Howrah, Hobart, Tasmania
    Over in the place that is not Miscellaneous.
     
  15. Teacock

    Teacock Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Location:
    inside teacake
    Most beer is pretty good here, true I don't drink bottom tier stuff like VB but it is a work of art compared to Budweiser or Fosters. My most basic go to beer would be Coopers Pale Ale. I haven't had a Crown in a few years but last time I did I remember thinking it was quite tasty. Lately I've been drinking Ruby Tuesday on tap because it seems to be everywhere now and it's a very simple, bitter red ale that goes great with food.
     
  16. Captain Kathryn

    Captain Kathryn Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2013
    Location:
    Captain Kathryn
    You're allowed to eat kangaroo? Did not know that! :lol:
     
  17. Teacock

    Teacock Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Location:
    inside teacake
    Here's my eating roo pics..


    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    There are like a gazillion more roos in this country than there were before european settlement because all the crops planted feed them. They are not endangered LOL. The meat is extremely lean. I remember I hadn't eaten beef for years, only roo and when I had a beef steak the feeling of fattiness was awful.
     
  18. Jono

    Jono Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2001
    Location:
    Australia
    It's in our constitution that the national coat of arms had to be edible.
     
  19. Teacock

    Teacock Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Location:
    inside teacake
    Emus are also yummy.
     
  20. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2000
    Location:
    Godsown.
    I'm glad someone other than me said it. The smaller species can, in many cases, be legitimately considered endangered. The larger ones...they're almost a plague.

    And they are the most useless, ugly, repulsive, stinking (live or dead) and stupid creature on the planet. Whatever anyone else says.