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Look at waltzing matilda; Its about a bloke trying to get a nice bit of lamb into his tucker bag not spicy chicken wings
January 25, 2005 8:14 AM   Subscribe

It's Australia Day! Some of the highlights this year include someone not a sportsperson being chosen as Australian of the Year and of course the Sam Kekovich lamb advertisments with such classic lines as "you long haired dole bludging types are indulging their pierced taste buds" and "the soap avoiding pot smoking hippie vegetarians may disagree with me but they can get stuffed".
posted by Talez (20 comments total)

 
This is my first FPP and yes, the first advert does cut out like that on regular TV.
posted by Talez at 8:15 AM on January 25, 2005


Those are just brilliant commercials. Offensive, but very Australian.

Reminds me of a set of commercials Hoyt Axton did for Pizza Hut ~20 years ago: "You know they're now saying that spaghetti comes from China? Well, pizza comes from Oklahoma. The cultural center of the universe."
posted by dw at 8:38 AM on January 25, 2005


Offensive, but very Australian.

Don't you mean "offensive, and very Australian"?
posted by 327.ca at 8:39 AM on January 25, 2005


Wait... there's a different Australia every year? That must be very confusing.
posted by kindall at 8:44 AM on January 25, 2005


And if you're the parent of a toddler in the U.S., you probably know it's Australia Day because of the special episodes of "The Wiggles" and "The Koala Brothers."
posted by pardonyou? at 8:45 AM on January 25, 2005


Hahaha...

"The Outback is the dessert in the middle part of the country"

I never knew the Outback was a dessert. I've been out there and there's just sand.

Maybe I missed the giant Pavlova?
posted by Talez at 9:32 AM on January 25, 2005


Big Day Out organisers would like to advise all ticket holders for this Wednesday’s sold out Sydney event (Sydney Showground, Olympic Park), that NSW Police officers will be patrolling the show entrance and Olympic Park Station to ensure that no illegal substances are brought into the event.

Our understanding is that the NSW Police service will be utilising sniffer dogs. Big Day Out would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by this on the day.
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I like that they apologise for the "inconvenience" of the drug dogs being around.

Happy Australia Day!
posted by shoepal at 9:36 AM on January 25, 2005


Talez, what you talkin bout?

Cinnamon Apple Oblivion
Chocolate Thunder From Down Under
Sydney's Sinful Sundae
Cheesecake Olivia
Chocolate Chocolate Tower


Outback has plenty of desserts.

posted by soyjoy at 9:53 AM on January 25, 2005


Um. Australia Day is January 26th. (As you will discover if you follow the first link.)

(Bloody Americans.)

(I spoze if you're posting from Australia it's already the 26th there, but look at the date stamp on that FPP! It's a National Embarrassment!)
posted by rdc at 10:24 AM on January 25, 2005


That doctor rocks tho--that spray-on skingraft treatment sounds amazing.
posted by amberglow at 11:26 AM on January 25, 2005


Yeah, rdc, I noticed the date issue too, but figured it was indeed the 26th in Australia. I don't think Talez meant any offense.
posted by shoepal at 12:17 PM on January 25, 2005


Funny thing is that most people in oz couldn't give a shit about oz day. Yet it's the biggest annual event in Whistler (the Canadian ski resort) where probably half the labourers there are aussies.
posted by randomstriker at 1:05 PM on January 25, 2005


As for the 25th/26th thing, the FPP was posted at 02:14 AM on the 26th, Sydney local time.
posted by randomstriker at 1:10 PM on January 25, 2005


Or in my case, 00:14AM on the 26th, Perth local time.
posted by Talez at 2:57 PM on January 25, 2005


A Happy Australia Day, or days, to all those identifiable as OZ. Those of you who did not have enough pride to fill in the location blank on the user page may be mistaken for Yanks.
posted by Cranberry at 4:10 PM on January 25, 2005


heh...there was an FPP the other day about jan 24th being the most depressing day in the calendar, thanks to xmas being past and the weather being so shite and all...luckily, we aussies get a public holiday on the 26th and perfect beach weather...

happy invasion day, everyone!
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:51 PM on January 25, 2005



I like that they apologise for the "inconvenience" of the drug dogs being around.


Too right! Drug dogs are unAustralian.

...almost as unAustralian as the expression "unAustralian".
posted by pompomtom at 5:05 PM on January 25, 2005


This year there has been a distinct lack of drunkards shouting "Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!". And I am extremely grateful.
posted by yt at 9:06 PM on January 25, 2005


Word. Spent the day at the RSL, we had lamb on a spit and way too much beer. It was about 200 degrees centigrade with cricket on the small TV over the bar and tennis on the giant screen. Plenty of mates, a good day.

I just peeled myself of the couch after 'falling asleep'.
posted by bdave at 2:15 AM on January 26, 2005


I'm so sick of those bastards telling me every day is America Day.
posted by nanojath at 7:24 PM on February 24, 2005


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