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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Blimey, you have high standards indeed if those two lovelies don't meet them.
    No, not saying they're below me at all. But for the "dream" cruiser with luxury interior and a couple of lovelies to share it with, they'd not be my first pick.

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    Because of the i'm so offended brigade banning the black balloon,next will be banning re runs of the Gomer Pyle show
    because of him saying golly,so it will be shazam only from now on.

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    Are you people allowed to call or refer to abos as abos or aboriginal, or is that a strict no-no? When I was there many years ago, even before pc set the rot in, polite eyebrows raised when I innocently used the short version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    polite eyebrows raised when I innocently used the short version
    You move in such sophisticated circles.

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    Oh I did in those days, then ended up in Pattaya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Are you people allowed to call or refer to abos as abos or aboriginal, or is that a strict no-no? When I was there many years ago, even before pc set the rot in, polite eyebrows raised when I innocently used the short version.
    Indeed. I was brought up in the early 70's Australia and "abo" was definitely low class and not to be used in our house. Today I think it is still strictly bogan.

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    I note that even in the relative safety/sanity of Pattaya it's rare for an antipodean to call them abos, though not under pain of terrible fates like a westerner referring to blacks as niggers, although blacks are allowed to call each other niggers.

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    It's power projection from a position of weakness, isn't it?
    A minority group tries to put boundaries on the speech of others, claiming offensiveness, but those boundaries do not apply to them.

    Nah, doesn't work that way, bro. If it's offensive, it's offensive. If it's not, you're still a nigger/abo/paki/beaner/kike ... whatever.

    Feel free to describe me as colorfully as you like. I choose not to be offended. In the words of Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neal Hurston, "I am not tragically colored."
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    Agreed, even I never used it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Indeed. I was brought up in the early 70's Australia and "abo" was definitely low class and not to be used in our house. Today I think it is still strictly bogan.

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    Freaky fish caught in Northern Territory is called a worm goby, rarely seen by people




    A slimy, alien-like, mud-dwelling fish with no eyes and "glasslike" teeth has been caught near Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory.
    Key points:


    • An angler has described her horror when she pulled up a mysterious fish from the muddy depths of a NT river
    • A scientist from the NT museum has identified the find as a rarely seen worm goby
    • The unusual fish is the focus of a citizen science project, which asks fishers to report sightings of the animal to the Museum and Art Gallery NT




    Angler Tee Hokin described the moment the fish was brought up to the boat as something straight out of the 1979 classic horror film Alien.
    "Honestly the first thing I thought about was the Alien movie with Sigourney Weaver and that thing that comes out of people's stomach, that's exactly what I thought, and that's what they describe it as when you look it up on the internet," Ms Hokin said.
    "It's like purpley-brown, it had a really weird head, but the body was like an eel and it didn't even move or wriggle; it was like stunned, like stealth mode.
    "It has really sharp teeth, it could bite, no worries, you would not be willing to put your finger near it.
    "You'd probably s*** your pants if it was bigger.
    "I was like what the hell is that?!"



    https://www.abc. net.au/news/2019-02-28/freaky-fish-kakadu-national-park-shady-camp-alien.scientist/10858688

    You could give your girl a fright popping that thing out of your boxers when she gets down on her knees for the Friday night treat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    a really weird head
    Sort of looks like a blind baby dragon...

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    Some Thais would kill for a nose like that.

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    Pick the Lulu :-)


    Men in silver dance at the 2019 Sydney Mardi Gras

    Sydney's 41st Mardi Gras parade celebrates the fearless and the fabulous

    Thousands have turned out in a fabulous sea of rainbow colour for the 41st Sydney Mardi Gras parade, which has kicked off in Sydney.




    Under the theme "fearless", the 2019 parade sees 12,500 people on 200 floats walk, march, dance and flaunt down the streets of central Sydney to celebrate all things LGBTQI.
    Giant "respect" pot plants, an oversized yak, golden angels and, of course, a whole lot of rainbow are part of the parade, with a range of floats — with people from all over the world — celebrating the LGBTQI community.


    Dykes on Bikes




    I feel a calling to convert the Lassie in the middle






    Kylie Minogue at the 2019 Mardi Gras in Sydney
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    Oh FFS!

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    Scrub python spotted trying to devour a wallaby on Mission Beach property



    An enormous scrub python has been spotted trying to devour a wallaby on a property in Far North Queensland this week, showcasing the unique abilities of one of Australia's largest snakes.



    Key points:

    The reptile was spotted feasting on the wallaby on Tuesday morning
    The property owner says it is the biggest python she has seen
    An expert says the amethystine python is one of the largest pythons in Australia

    Photographs of the massive amethystine python, also known as a scrub python, were taken by Lisa Delany on her Mission Beach property on Tuesday after she spotted the reptile attempting to eat the marsupial for breakfast.



    She said she first saw the python at about 7:30am and although snakes were common in the region, she never expected to witness such a sight.

    "I was driving back up the drive and glanced back across the paddock and saw something big and thought 'oh no, I don't like the look of this'," Ms Delany told the ABC.

    "I parked the car and had a look and from a distance I could see that it was a python.



    "There are a lot of those around here but it's pretty rare to see them eating something that big."

    A python stretches its jaws to eat a wallaby
    Photo: The python struggled to digest the wallaby and eventually gave up on the meal. (Supplied: Lisa Delany)

    Ms Delany said the reptile tried to devour the feast for a few hours before eventually giving up on the oversized meal.

    She said at one point she even felt sorry for the snake after it had put so much effort in.

    "It was starting to get quite hot and I felt kind of sorry for the snake because it was going to all this effort," she said.

    "I went and got a really big umbrella and sort of laid it so it was casting some shade on it.

    "I went back later and had a look and it had sort of regurgitated a bit of [it] and was trying to work its way back up the body.

    "Whether it got too hot or it felt threatened, it had just given up I've just been keeping an eye out in the meantime."
    Snake expert says 'their jaw completely dislocates'

    Rolly Burrell from Snake Catchers Adelaide said it was quite common for amethystine pythons to target wallabies.

    However, he said it could also be quite a dangerous meal option for the reptile.
    A python wraps up and attempts to eat a wallaby
    Photo: The scrub python can grow to more than eight metres in length. (Supplied: Lisa Delany)

    "It's one of our largest pythons in Australia they go for wallabies, pigs, baby goats, chickens," Mr Burrell said.

    "After they've eaten something that size they have to curl up somewhere and digest it.

    "Some of them even die, if they eat a prey that's too big, the animal inside bloats up to a massive size and they could die."

    Mr Burrell who said he had seen a 22-foot python in his travels around Australia said he was not surprised to hear the reptile had given up on the feast.

    "They actually break away [their jaw], their jaw completely dislocates, it's really quite unique," he said.

    "If they get interfered with or someone is there watching them, they can sense that sort of thing and it may put them off.

    "Sometimes they will go and completely try and eat it and realise halfway through that they can't digest it."
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    Two people wrangle a large python into a bag
    Photo: It took several attempts by two people to bag this python at Mission Beach last month. (Facebook: Megan Prouse)

    Ms Delany said her family had lived at the property for 15 years and were used to seeing snakes around the yard, but she knew on this occasion the encounter was something she had to capture.

    "I've seen a much smaller python but that's the only really big python I've seen on our property," she said.

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    Pommy applying to emigrate in the 1970s.

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    ^ Good one.

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    Should souvenirs featuring one of the most profane words in the English language be sold at a family-oriented market?
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    Australian man blocks arrow with mobile phone

    Mobile phones truly can be life savers - especially, it seems, when an arrow is hurtling towards you.



    That was the case for a 43-year-old man in Australia who came under attack by another man, according to police.

    The incident began when the attacker, carrying a bow and arrow, confronted the man outside his house, police said.

    The arrow was allegedly fired after the resident raised his phone to photograph the confrontation - only for the device to become an unlikely shield.



    Police said the arrow pierced the victim's phone, knocking it back into his face. He suffered a small cut but was otherwise unhurt.
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    Image caption The alleged attacker has been charged by police

    The armed man, 39, was later arrested at the scene.

    Police said the incident happened in the New South Wales town of Nimbin, about 180km (110 miles) south of Brisbane, on Wednesday.

    The pair were known to each other, police said. They did not give further details.

    The 39-year-old man was charged with assault and property damage offences, and will face a court next month.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-47563634

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    The other story: Archer objecting to being photographed hits target camera admirably, avoiding injuring the intrusive photographer. Should be commended.

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    lucky the battery was not punctured

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    Looks like one of those glass adhesive screen protectors has been shattered and ripped right off the surface.

    They are stuck on hard so that would have absorbed a fair bit of energy I think so without it the arrow would have gone much further I reckon.

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