Life in Australia
May 4, 2012 9:42 AM   Subscribe

This is EXACTLY how I imagine Australia.
posted by KathrynT (10 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: I get that it's sort of a cute cartoon, but it's also a single cartoon which is kind of thin for a post. -- cortex

that is pretty much exactly how I view it too, except for the fallacious lack of huntsman spiders lurking on every ceiling...

NEVER going to Australia
posted by supermedusa at 9:47 AM on May 4, 2012

This is exactly how every single person in New Zealand imagines Australia.
posted by yoink at 9:47 AM on May 4, 2012

Useful tags.
posted by obscurator at 9:50 AM on May 4, 2012

The right hand panels are all this-is-a-knifes.
posted by DU at 9:51 AM on May 4, 2012

This is completely stupid.
Except for the clock-spider. That happens.
Except the spider is usually behind the sunshade in the car. That happens A LOT.
This is completely stupid, though.
posted by Mezentian at 9:51 AM on May 4, 2012 [1 favorite]

My wife and I visited Sydney (and parts of the surrounding area) for eight days a couple of years ago and the only spiders either of us saw were behind glass in a zoo, which ran counter to the experiences of one of her co-workers, who apparently visited the part of Australia where every square foot is allegedly covered in spiders.
posted by The Card Cheat at 9:53 AM on May 4, 2012

Yeah, there are places in the world that man is not meant to live. I spent half a year in rural Mexico once. Every now and then I remember all the great things and fantasize about buying a piece of land down there. Then I remember the daily check-boots-for-scorpions-before-putting-them-on routine and the time that monkeys broke into the house where I was staying and stole all the food out of the refigerator, and the time a bat landed on my face while I was sleeping.

Fuck that.

I say this knowing full well that I live in a place where spending too long outside at certain times of the year can cause a healthy person to literally freeze to death.
posted by 256 at 9:53 AM on May 4, 2012 [1 favorite]

I mean, to continue, this is really stupid. Blinkered reductionist thinking about an entire continent based on dangers that exist there.

If a 16-panel comic appeared online that had a stick figure bemoaning their travels to the USA because of bears, mountain lions, drive-by shootings, tornadoes, rattlesnakes, brown recluses, avalanches, and earthquakes, you would rightly dismiss it as an idiotic simplification of a massive landmass and its environment and culture.

But no, it's Australia, which is far away and in many ways quite alien, so yeah let's thrown that shit up here. HAW HAW THINGS IS DIFFERENT IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES LOOKIT THEM DANGERS! Well played, KathrynT.
posted by barnacles at 9:53 AM on May 4, 2012 [1 favorite]

Don't forget the flora also hates humans. Behold the giant stinging tree.
posted by Kandarp Von Bontee at 9:53 AM on May 4, 2012

Clock Spider is real btw. (Also this is the first time I've seen Wikipedia cite Urban Dictionary)
posted by 2bucksplus at 9:55 AM on May 4, 2012 [1 favorite]

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