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Old 04-15-2013, 10:31 PM
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That you all live with this stuff in your backyard? Creepy stuff.

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Old 04-15-2013, 10:41 PM
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OMG Fire Tornados! :O

From what I've read here, they should add a photo of a Black Beauty price tag to that list.
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I don't remember where I read this,or how accurate it is but somewhere around 70-80% of OZ's wildlife can either kill or seriously injure humans.

That"s just crazy.Stay safe guys.

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Old 04-16-2013, 01:31 AM
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We keep 'em as pets mate.

They breed us hard downunder. :-)
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:28 AM
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Crazy! All that makes sense.

My drums are made of Cooktown ironwood, found only in Australia. Its leaves are poisonous, it sinks in water and it won't catch on fire. Apparently there are termites the size of your index finger all over the place so the wood has to be indestructible to survive.
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[quote=tamadrm;1130126]I don't remember where I read this,or how accurate it is but somewhere around 70-80% of OZ's wildlife can either kill or seriously injure humans.

Dunno about 70-80%, but ya gotta watch out for these guys...cause hundreds of deaths each year!

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but ya gotta watch out for these guys...cause hundreds of deaths each year!
Nothing instills fear into the heart of an international tourist on an Aussie camping holiday, like the dreaded drop bear.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:53 AM
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If you live in Australia, you better not have arachnophobia.

This one's my favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFG7-It4F24
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I don't remember where I read this,or how accurate it is but somewhere around 70-80% of OZ's wildlife can either kill or seriously injure humans.

Dunno about 70-80%, but ya gotta watch out for these guys...cause hundreds of deaths each year!

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/a...1&d=1366076598
Gotta love those drop bear stories. Don't we have enough actual deadly wildlife without bringing the innocent koala into it as well? : P
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:28 AM
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Disregard what toadmc said.
Drop bears are all too real.
On arrival in this terrible beauty of a country I was warned about them.
And believe me, I listened.
The first time I walked through bush I looked up, all the time.

I tripped on a log, barked my shin; it hurt like.......
But not for one second did I stop looking up.
Because that's when they'll get you.

You've been warned.
Look up.
Or become a tall story!
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I understand the platypusses (platypi?) are poisonous. What a freak of nature that thing is. It has spurs on the insides of it's thighs that supposedly injects poison, which is supposed to be painful as hell... You got Great Whites swimming near your beaches...You got White Greas, keeping temperature records for 19 years....(sorry couldn't resist)
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I don't remember where I read this,or how accurate it is but somewhere around 70-80% of OZ's wildlife can either kill or seriously injure humans.

Dunno about 70-80%, but ya gotta watch out for these guys...cause hundreds of deaths each year!

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/a...1&d=1366076598
WHAT?!?!?!?

That's a real thing?!

I have never heard that before. Definitely not the cute teddy bears they appear to be.

Scratching Australia off the vacation list...
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I personally have never been to Australia, but about two years ago dreamed on four or five consecutive nights I would live in Queensland. One dream had me loading a Toyota Landcruiser with extra gas and water, as the distance to my the neighboring town was over a thousand miles. So, maybe I will be able to finally afford Brady drums some day...
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Scratching Australia off the vacation list...
Weak!!

And I had cold beers lined up to celebrate your impending arrival and everything....................you could even pat the pet drop bears.

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. One dream had me loading a Toyota Landcruiser with extra gas and water, as the distance to my the neighboring town was over a thousand miles.
Only in rural areas. In metropolises like Brisbane and the Gold or Sunshine Coasts, your nearest neighbours are only about 500 miles away.

But you've still got no hope getting a cheap Brady.......they're cheaper in downtown New York than they are in their country of origin.
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If you live in Australia, you better not have arachnophobia.

This one's my favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFG7-It4F24
sounds like if you live in Australia you better have a 12 gauge shoot gun strapped to your side!
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:28 AM
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Weak!!

And I had cold beers lined up to celebrate your impending arrival and everything....................you could even pat the pet drop bears.
Okay...I'm in. You had me at beers.

I looked up drop bears too...you guys suck!! I almost bought that one. :-)
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:42 AM
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sounds like if you live in Australia you better have a 12 gauge shoot gun strapped to your side!
You know we would, but they took all of our guns off us back in the early 90's I think it was. It's like swimming naked in a barrel full of piranhas around here let me tell you!
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:07 AM
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Okay...I'm in. You had me at beers.

I looked up drop bears too...you guys suck!! I almost bought that one. :-)
Well played team!
And sorry I called you 'toad' tod.
Only my wife picked up on that one!
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This is the most terrifying image I've seen in a long, long time.



Can you imagine that dropping out of a tree onto your un-suspecting self?
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:45 AM
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You are not wrong there bro. That thing makes all of the creepy-crawlies in Australia, Africa, and South America look positively friendly and pet-worthy. Hell I wouldn't go near that thing with a 10 metre electrified cattle prod.

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Hell I wouldn't go near that thing with a 10 metre electrified cattle prod.
At the risk of outing myself as a national disgrace........for a slice of that wallet..........well, let's just say that some serious consideration would ensue. There's not much I wouldn't do for a share of $17 billion.

Yeah, ok. We've determined what I am. We're just hagglin' over price!!
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:10 AM
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Ah, well that's where you and I differ then, mate. (here's where I get banned) I wouldn't fornicate that thing with a stolen johnson. Now I'm a relatively fun-loving, free thinking, beer-swilling party kinda guy...but even comatose it's take the whole SAS to stop me running for the hills.
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I moved to Brisbane from the UK over six years ago. Spiders as a big as my hand, snakes going for me...it's all in a normal evening at home ha ha
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Larry, your comment did not go unnoticed :)

Jules and Sonny - you guys are dreamin'. Gina would chew you up and spit you out like matchsticks.

Here was her predecessor as CEO of USA Pty Ltd, Australian (51st State) Division:



Another dangerous predator.


Tourists should also look out for land sharks. They can't actually survive on the surface but they have the ability to hurl themselves out of the shallows at the beach, graab an unsuspecting sunbather even up to 3-4 metres from the shoreline, and then roll back into the sea with its unfortunate victim.

They initially evolved to eat beached whales but these days they find it hard to tell the difference.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:59 AM
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Gina would chew you up and spit you out like matchsticks.
G, for a fair share of 17 billion I'll happily accept the name "splinter".

A few shots of Jack, a few shots of vodka and as the old saying goes........close your eyes and think of England.

Unlike me old mate from out west, I clearly have no shame......and the bigger the pay off, the more shame I'd be prepared to live with!! :-)
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Are you fair dinkum, mate? Shockin'. It'd take more than a few tinny's ta get me in the same state as that specimen, and stuff the money. Me dole is good enough fer me, mate. But I do expect a yell on the burla once the deed is done, me old..
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G, for a fair share of 17 billion I'll happily accept the name "splinter".

A few shots of Jack, a few shots of vodka and as the old saying goes........close your eyes and think of England.

Unlike me old mate from out west, I clearly have no shame......and the bigger the pay off, the more shame I'd be prepared to live with!! :-)
Even her own kids have to fight tooth and nail to get a slice of that wallet so I dare say no amount of "thinking of England" would do the trick!
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Even her own kids have to fight tooth and nail to get a slice of that wallet so I dare say no amount of "thinking of England" would do the trick!
From what I understand, her kids are worthless and lazy, so I can't blame her. She inherited a decent fortune from her dad and made it many times larger, providing energy and raw materials for civilization and bringing jobs and wealth to her nation. Sounds good to me, even if she's not a very nice person.

Funny how a woman gets judged on her appearance and potential for sex in just about every realm they enter. Actually, not so funny.
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You know we would, but they took all of our guns off us back in the early 90's I think it was. It's like swimming naked in a barrel full of piranhas around here let me tell you!
TOOK YOUR GUNS!!! OUCH. There trying to mess with our 2nd amendment rights in the states and it's pissin a lot of people off. I mean like what if we had an infestation of DROP BEARS we suppose to throw rocks at em?
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Yeah, we have to hunt them like I used to hunt snipes back in Pennsylvania as a kid. With paper bags, blindfolds and rocks. It's a bit touch and go sometimes as these things are a touch more vicious than a snipe.

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G, for a fair share of 17 billion I'll happily accept the name "splinter".

A few shots of Jack, a few shots of vodka and as the old saying goes........close your eyes and think of England.

Unlike me old mate from out west, I clearly have no shame......and the bigger the pay off, the more shame I'd be prepared to live with!! :-)
"I never went to bed with an ugly woman,but sure woke up with a few".Kind of makes me wish someone would invent a stupid detector.It would have saved me from myself a few times.Especially wife #1.:)

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Yeah, we have to hunt them like I used to hunt snipes back in Pennsylvania as a kid. With paper bags, blindfolds and rocks. It's a bit touch and go sometimes as these things are a touch more vicious than a snipe.

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Snipe hunts....LOL.We used to do that in the boy scouts.Garbage bags,flashlights(torches) and a few well thrown rocks.Step back and watch the fun.LOL.:):)


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