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Old Apr 28th 2011, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by Vash the Stampede


And there's still a spraypainted "Happy New Year" on the tarmac, from 1999.
Graffiti is a major pastime. Thankfully Canberra must have a dedicated graffiti flying squad because the amount of it that appears on the streets overnight is prolific and yet it's all gone by the next evening
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Old Apr 28th 2011, 1:11 pm
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You're not sure if something will fatally attack you when you next weed the garden.
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Old Apr 28th 2011, 1:23 pm
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Useless fact #31451: SPAR comes from the German word for save.
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[QUOTE=paulry;9332584]Graffiti is a major pastime. Thankfully Canberra must have a dedicated graffiti flying squad because the amount of it that appears on the streets overnight is prolific and yet it's all gone by the next evening [/QU

Our council is the same, all tidy here then you get your rates bill

The brissie council even pulled trains out of service rush hour cause they had graffiti on them.

Wouldnt mind but its ratepayer money down the drain as the kids just do it again the next week.

Our council also changes the plants in roundabouts 4 times a year, perhaps it hasnt occured to them some plants do the job all year
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you dont go a day without hearing Jimmy Barnes
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Old Apr 28th 2011, 2:25 pm
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YKYIAW You close the windows,doors and curtains when it is hot outside and you open them when your house is cold.

You shout at the kids 'SHUT THE DOOR YOU'RE LETTING ALL THE HOT IN!'

The dog is expert at catching Cockroaches.

You speak freely about the kids having headlice.

You are not Paranoid that your kids hair is unkempt, or that they have 'yesterdays' shirt on because of snobbiness at school.

A teenager is sociable, and apologises for swearing in front of your kids.

You look forward to grey rainy days.

You let on about how much you earn and how much your house cost when asked.

You see a house advertised as 'Deceased Estate'

Previously a hapless gardener, you can now grow ANYTHING! (Eastern Coast)

The weather map on T.V looks normal.

You haven't worn socks for 10 months.

You don't own a coat.

You haven't walked to the shops since...erm well A LONG time!

You treat your dog for ticks and heart worm, not just fleas and worms.

You don't mind mowing the grass in front of your house.

90% of your clothes are faded (and you don't care)

The moon is back to front.



I could go on...but I'll spare ya
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When your Prime Minister speaks like Julia Gillard . . .
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Old Apr 28th 2011, 7:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Jan4kids
YKYIAW You close the windows,doors and curtains when it is hot outside and you open them when your house is cold.

You shout at the kids 'SHUT THE DOOR YOU'RE LETTING ALL THE HOT IN!'

The dog is expert at catching Cockroaches.

You speak freely about the kids having headlice.

You are not Paranoid that your kids hair is unkempt, or that they have 'yesterdays' shirt on because of snobbiness at school.

A teenager is sociable, and apologises for swearing in front of your kids.

You look forward to grey rainy days.

You let on about how much you earn and how much your house cost when asked.

You see a house advertised as 'Deceased Estate'

Previously a hapless gardener, you can now grow ANYTHING! (Eastern Coast)

The weather map on T.V looks normal.

You haven't worn socks for 10 months.

You don't own a coat.

You haven't walked to the shops since...erm well A LONG time!

You treat your dog for ticks and heart worm, not just fleas and worms.

You don't mind mowing the grass in front of your house.

90% of your clothes are faded (and you don't care)

The moon is back to front.



I could go on...but I'll spare ya

Sorry, you'll have to explain that one to me. I thought we only ever see the same side of the moon wherever we are

Great post tho'
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Old Apr 28th 2011, 8:06 pm
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Originally Posted by rasen78
Sorry, you'll have to explain that one to me. I thought we only ever see the same side of the moon wherever we are

Great post tho'
It's upside down as you are looking at it from the other side of the ball. If you are on the equator it looks like it's on it's side (i.e. it is either lit top or bottom not one side or the other).
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Old Apr 29th 2011, 2:07 am
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Here ya go: http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch...mispheres.html, took me a while to work it out myself lol!
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Originally Posted by Jan4kids
Here ya go: http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch...mispheres.html, took me a while to work it out myself lol!
Thanks for that. I thought you meant back to front to begin with which isn't possible, but now I know you mean upside down and side to side
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Old Apr 29th 2011, 9:03 am
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....The emptying water swirls around the plughole in the opposite direction


(Edit: a bit of a cheat - it's a Southern Hemisphere thing actually)

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You can walk around barefoot in Coles and no-one cares except British expats.
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Old Apr 29th 2011, 9:49 am
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You can walk around barefoot in Coles and no-one cares except British expats.
And it's so liberating to do my weekly shop in my pajamas
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Originally Posted by paulry
....The emptying water swirls around the plughole in the opposite direction


(Edit: a bit of a cheat - it's a Southern Hemisphere thing actually)
I thought that was a myth. I know they demonstrate it in countries that straddle the equator but I'm fairly sure that's slight of hand by the demonstrator.
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