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Kchrpm
January 27th, 2015, 10:36 AM
Someone told me I'd like it in Australia, because everyone's laid back, and that they do in fact have Corvettes there (I thought left hand drive cars were illegal?).

I am now accepting arguments for, against, and apathetic.

Edit: Well ok then, there's a company that does RHD conversions.

http://corvetteclinic.com.au/index.php/corvette/2014-corvette-coupe-convertible

http://corvetteclinic.com.au/cache/widgetkit/gallery/17/2014_corvette_005-1d7270c015.jpg

The359
January 27th, 2015, 10:38 AM
Spiders.

MR2 Fan
January 27th, 2015, 10:38 AM
if it weren't for the largest concentration of killer insects, reptiles and other animals...it would be fine

overpowered
January 27th, 2015, 11:06 AM
Drop bears.

Yobbo NZ
January 27th, 2015, 11:24 AM
Do it

Dicknose
January 27th, 2015, 11:52 AM
Check car prices.
A new convert Corvette advertised for $250k

Oh and prices of a house.
Want to live in a nice suburb of Sydney, that's $500k for a 2 bedroom apartment or $750k for a house.

It's a great place, but it's not cheap.

Kchrpm
January 27th, 2015, 12:19 PM
That's ok, I presume I will be able to woo a sugar mama before I leave the airport.

tigeraid
January 27th, 2015, 12:26 PM
Sharks. Lots and lots of sharks.

Leon
January 27th, 2015, 12:31 PM
Australia is full of Australians ;)*

Also, drop bears.

*apart from the ones killed by drop bears.

GB
January 27th, 2015, 12:53 PM
Moving to Australia is not necessarily a bad idea... unless you don't have a plan. Not having a plan IS a bad idea.

G'day Mate
January 27th, 2015, 12:55 PM
I'm not sure I believe the whole "laid-back" thing any more, although I don't really have anything to compare it to. If you really want laid back then perhaps Darwin or far-north Queensland would suit you. Watch out for the crocs though.

Crazed_Insanity
January 27th, 2015, 01:48 PM
Unless your sugar mama's really that rich, why would you want to move from a land of cheap Corvettes down to another land of expensive Corvettes?

George
January 27th, 2015, 02:24 PM
Even crocs are afraid of Australian cats!

http://i.imgur.com/uzUV4Oa.gif

thesameguy
January 27th, 2015, 02:33 PM
That's because even the cats are poisonous there.

drew
January 27th, 2015, 02:58 PM
:lol:

G'day Mate
January 27th, 2015, 04:02 PM
That's only a baby croc. Here's more of an average-sized one

http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/3656676-3x2-940x627.jpg

IMOA
January 27th, 2015, 05:14 PM
Check car prices.
A new convert Corvette advertised for $250k

Oh and prices of a house.
Want to live in a nice suburb of Sydney, that's $500k for a 2 bedroom apartment or $750k for a house.

It's a great place, but it's not cheap.

You need to have another look at what house prices have done in the last 12 months, probably adding 30% to that now which is getting somewhat absurd

And yeah, corvettes converted to RHD (which you have to do) are seriously expensive, you'd be much better off spending 15k on an R32 GTR


I'm not sure I believe the whole "laid-back" thing any more, although I don't really have anything to compare it to. If you really want laid back then perhaps Darwin or far-north Queensland would suit you. Watch out for the crocs though.

Australia is still very laid back compared to the rest of the world, it's probably the thing I enjoy most when I'm back home

The time to move to aus was probably 10 years ago when the mining boom was still in it's infancy but it's still a pretty good place to be. It has lots of animals that can kill you but has universal healthcare so (mostly) we can fix you. Ultra expensive corvettes but cheap GTRs.

Yobbo NZ
January 27th, 2015, 05:34 PM
That's ok, I presume I will be able to woo a sugar mama before I leave the airport.

Well you did have your arm around Angela White,who just happens to be Australian......

G'day Mate
January 27th, 2015, 06:14 PM
Australia is still very laid back compared to the rest of the world, it's probably the thing I enjoy most when I'm back home

Fair enough

Godson
January 27th, 2015, 07:47 PM
Jellyfish

Rare White Ape
January 27th, 2015, 09:04 PM
If the wildlife doesn't get you, our biggest killers are heart disease and cancer.

Would you really want to live in a place like that?

KillerB
January 27th, 2015, 10:05 PM
I'd do it if I could. My little overseas adventure got scuttled due to geopolitics and oil prices.

Kchrpm
January 28th, 2015, 04:45 AM
Well you did have your arm around Angela White,who just happens to be Australian......
Guess who told me I should move to Australia :)

speedpimp
January 28th, 2015, 11:07 AM
Watch out for "bikies", they seem to roam the streets in unruly packs attacking people at random. For some reason the Aussie guvmint doesn't seem to care enough to do anything about them.

Also it seems like Aussie would be the perfect place for a kangaroo court.

George
January 28th, 2015, 11:47 AM
Watch out for "bikies", they seem to roam the streets in unruly packs attacking people at random.

This thread has gone on far too long not to have at least one Mad Max reference.

http://www.corbisimages.com/images/Corbis-42-26111781.jpg?size=67&uid=f27c2bf6-e14a-4cd2-99fd-eedba369b622

LHutton
January 28th, 2015, 12:02 PM
Good weather, I'd go.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiNZbcEzogU

Dicknose
January 28th, 2015, 12:36 PM
Come and visit.
Have a holiday (we don't say vacation) see the sights, meet the people, enjoy the weather, survive the deadly creatures.

Offer open to one and all, come down and we will throw some kangaroo on the barbie.

Godson
January 28th, 2015, 01:54 PM
So seriously...


What the fuck does a kangaroo taste like?

LHutton
January 28th, 2015, 01:56 PM
Like a really burnt fucking deer.

Yobbo NZ
January 28th, 2015, 02:28 PM
Or come to Central Victoria,where some Mad Max stuff was filmed,dodge kangaroos while doing 110km/h,suffer in 42 degree heat in summer,try running from brown snakes in bare feet on dry grass,oh and visit our wonderful lake.

Jason
January 28th, 2015, 03:19 PM
No, because you won't do it.

neanderthal
January 28th, 2015, 06:18 PM
Brown snake. Tiger snake. Taipan. Copperhead. Death adder. Red bellied black snake... Need I go on?

No thanks. i'll try my luck in Africa with boomslangs, black mambas, green mambas, cobras, gaboon vipers, spitting cobras, reticulated pythons, lions, leopards, hippopotomi, crocodiles, fresh water sharks, baboons, gorillas, war, famine, Boko Haram, and Ebola!

Dicknose
January 28th, 2015, 10:04 PM
How many people die each year in Australia from snake bites?
there is a wikipedia page that lists the victims!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal_snake_bites_in_Australia
how does the USA look...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal_snake_bites_in_the_United_States

But hey, does anyone say "dont go to India because you will die from a snake bite"
yet they average around 10,000 a year

Its nice we talk up all these killer animals, but they are rare events.
Shark attacks are on the rise, but snakes and crocs killing someone are still very rare.
My state (NSW) had no fatal shark attacks in the 70s and 1 each in the 80s and 90s
and we probably have the most people in the water
The last fatal attack in Sydney was in the 1960s. Thats Australia most populated city and with lots of people in the water, both ocean beaches and harbour.
Victoria hasnt had one since 1950s
Western Australia is getting a lot more - 2 between 1930 and 1990, but 8 since 2010

You are far more likely to drown.
About 300 people drown each year, mostly in rivers/lakes, then the ocean, then from watercraft (report doesnt say if they were in ocean or rivers) then pools and lastly bathtubs.

Watch a bit of Bondi Rescue to see how many people they save from drowning at a single beach.
A quick look at numbers - more people drown at Sydney beaches than the total of people killed by snakes, sharks and crocs across the whole of Australia.

Come here - but dont go into the surf unless you have experience. Waves look fun, but it can kill you very easily if you dont know what you are doing.

G'day Mate
January 29th, 2015, 02:13 AM
Good point - can you swim?

Kchrpm
January 29th, 2015, 04:08 AM
Yes, I can swim.

Dicknose
January 29th, 2015, 05:02 AM
All the people who drown at the beach can swim!
If they can't swim they wouldn't go in.

Kchrpm
January 29th, 2015, 07:21 AM
I don't doubt that, I was simply answering a question that was asked.

If my sugar mama plan falls through, can I borrow someone's couch for a weekend or decade?

Dicknose
January 29th, 2015, 12:41 PM
Sorry, was more directed at the question not the answer.
Today, surf in Sydney is 3m (10 feet). Bigger in other parts of the coast.
Probably close most beaches to swimming as this is very dangerous.

I got a spare room with a bed for guests.
Aussie dollar is dropping so it's much better value now than 1 year ago.

Kchrpm
January 29th, 2015, 12:46 PM
Sorry, was more directed at the question not the answer.
Today, surf in Sydney is 3m (10 feet). Bigger in other parts of the coast.
Probably close most beaches to swimming as this is very dangerous.

It's the Humunga Cowabunga From Down Unda!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21dPC2Va6U8

George
January 29th, 2015, 12:56 PM
Speaking of Australia and beaches, I'd like to see this movie again.

Move over, Mel Gibson. Fred Astaire was the original Road Warrior!

(potential spoilers for those who haven't seen the movie On The Beach)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2KkbHxo6po

G'day Mate
January 29th, 2015, 02:12 PM
All the people who drown at the beach can swim!
If they can't swim they wouldn't go in.

Yeah good point, I was just asking out of general curiousity more than a surf safety thing. Apparently Australians are remarkably good at swimming (as far as percentage of the population who are able) because we're all taught to as kids.

George
January 29th, 2015, 03:29 PM
Surfing in Australia:

http://i.imgur.com/zRqRtAg.gif

Dicknose
January 29th, 2015, 07:06 PM
I wouldnt think to ask a local if they can swim, thats a given.
You might ask if you are confident in big surf.

Most of us live near the coast, its about 85% live within 50km on the coast.
Pretty amazing stat when you realise how big the country is and that probably 85% of the area is more than 50km from the coast!

The largest inland city is Canberra - with about 400k (1/10th of Sydney). I think its the only inland city of more than 100k.
So we have no equivalent of Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix (or Toronto, Montreal)

Kchrpm
January 29th, 2015, 08:10 PM
All I want know is if I can look at sexy ladies in bikinis everyday who will mostly think I'm irresistible just because I have a sweet American accent.

Yw-slayer
January 29th, 2015, 09:30 PM
The last part of your sentence will never apply.

G'day Mate
January 29th, 2015, 09:50 PM
I wouldnt think to ask a local if they can swim, thats a given.

Yeah, exactly, it's just a given.

G'day Mate
January 29th, 2015, 09:51 PM
The last part of your sentence will never apply.

:lol: QFT, sorry mate

G'day Mate
January 30th, 2015, 03:02 AM
Oh, also ...

http://media.urbandictionary.com/image/page/knifey-spoony-6582.jpg

(it's important)

overpowered
January 30th, 2015, 03:14 AM
Again, drop bears.

Kchrpm
January 30th, 2015, 04:28 AM
Hmmm, my sugar mama plan is looking weak now.

Leon
January 30th, 2015, 01:13 PM
Get to a place where you're happy with you.

That way, where ever you are on the planet, you're happy.

Kchrpm
January 30th, 2015, 02:08 PM
Probably be faster for me to swim to Australia.

Leon
January 30th, 2015, 02:13 PM
Sorry, I am probably being too philosophical in a post that is mostly about porn stars and drop bears ;)

Rikadyn
January 31st, 2015, 03:06 AM
You could save money, forget the corvette and buy a Commodore. (Or a Falcon)

Yobbo NZ
January 31st, 2015, 03:41 AM
You could save money, forget the corvette and buy a Commodore. (Or a Falcon)

And he'd be forever fixing it....

Kchrpm
January 31st, 2015, 03:41 AM
No sugar mama, no Corvette, AUSTRALIA'S A SCAM!

Rare White Ape
January 31st, 2015, 04:35 PM
But we do have nice summers.

It was 30 degrees in my room at 7am this morning. Very nice.

Rikadyn
January 31st, 2015, 07:20 PM
it was like 5 in my room this morning...i swear the walls of my apartment in japan are pykrete

G'day Mate
January 31st, 2015, 10:34 PM
Oh yeah, the sun kills you here too

Kchrpm
January 31st, 2015, 10:39 PM
So basically everything kills you in Australia.

G'day Mate
January 31st, 2015, 11:54 PM
The snow doesn't. Well, actually, sometimes it does, but that hardly ever happens

Dicknose
February 1st, 2015, 12:59 AM
Kid died last year when snow fell off a roof onto him.

G'day Mate
February 1st, 2015, 02:16 AM
Oh, well ... there you go then.

LHutton
February 1st, 2015, 08:50 AM
So basically everything kills you in Australia.
Especially the road traffic laws.:lol:

http://gtxforums.net/showthread.php?1085-Highway-Patrol-Australia&p=33417#post33417

Leon
February 1st, 2015, 09:07 AM
I have been to Aussie for holidays a couple of times now.

Only died twice during my three visits there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5hWWe-ts2s

Dicknose
February 1st, 2015, 11:12 PM
Well I died every time Ive been to NZ!!

(almost embarrassed to say Ive never been)

G'day Mate
February 1st, 2015, 11:47 PM
I did a lap of NZ about this time last year. Seemed nice.

Yobbo NZ
February 2nd, 2015, 01:45 AM
It was nice,that's why I moved away 4 years ago.

G'day Mate
February 6th, 2015, 01:08 AM
I just referred to a coathanger as a "hangery-dangery-doo" and made myself laugh

KillerB
February 6th, 2015, 10:34 AM
If you're hoping that moving somewhere new will solve all your problems, it won't.

Now, moving solved some very specific problems for me - I wanted good weather, the ocean, more people around and more work opportunities. I got all those. But ultimately I'm still who I am, but in a different place.

If you want to find ways to make it easier to meet new people and make friends, and just generally be happier, you'll have to do more, and moving won't do it for you. I've learned this lesson well.

Kchrpm
February 6th, 2015, 10:41 AM
I was hoping to have a funny thread about Australia. It worked :)

thesameguy
February 6th, 2015, 11:16 AM
If you want to find ways to make it easier to meet new people and make friends, and just generally be happier, you'll have to do more, and moving won't do it for you. I've learned this lesson well.

Obviously that's not entirely true. You can certainly be a fish out of water where you are - my cousin was miserable in Nebraska, surrounded by people that did not get him. In SF he is surrounded by people he identifies with and who identify with him. He was instantly much happier as a result.

Rare White Ape
February 6th, 2015, 05:17 PM
I just referred to a coathanger as a "hangery-dangery-doo" and made myself laugh

I always thought they were a home grown Aussie abortion utensil.

I guess you learn something new every day.

KillerB
February 7th, 2015, 01:06 AM
Obviously that's not entirely true. You can certainly be a fish out of water where you are - my cousin was miserable in Nebraska, surrounded by people that did not get him. In SF he is surrounded by people he identifies with and who identify with him. He was instantly much happier as a result.

Yeah, obviously. :) I'm much happier here than I was back east (and certainly happier than I was when I was working in the south!) but it's not a panacea.

George
February 12th, 2015, 07:16 AM
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9caWLnIAAAfQVH.jpg:large

SportWagon
February 12th, 2015, 09:14 AM
How deadly are all the fleas and ticks you can imagine there being on that there hairy pig?

Dicknose
February 12th, 2015, 01:21 PM
Not as deadly as a full size pig.

G'day Mate
February 23rd, 2015, 09:37 PM
Recently filmed in Western Australia ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5fZu-1bt6Y

Rare White Ape
February 24th, 2015, 03:28 AM
I've known a few girls where it was the other way 'round.

George
March 4th, 2015, 09:19 AM
Meanwhile, in Australia...

http://toco.distractify.com/postimage/201410/12/32534f92cd5b0d572fbde113793d1f45.gif

SkylineObsession
March 6th, 2015, 06:43 PM
Contrary to popular belief, New Zealand isn't part of Australia.

http://i.qkme.me/3ue8z3.jpg

So yeah, we do have a lot of Corvettes over here (although most of the cars you see - even in a city of 120k - are brand new Mustangs/Shelby Mustangs - they are everywhere!).
I even sat in one (the rest of his cars are Ferraris).
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We also have no deadly animals, besides a few white tail and redback spiders who snuck over from Aussie, and our own Katipo spider - but the rest of them are behind fences (not sheep fences, fences at zoos/wildlife parks).
http://gonewzealand.about.com/od/Health-and-Safety/ig/Does-New-Zealand-Have-Any-Dangerous-Plants-and-Animals-/

Except of course our mountain parrot, the Kea. It'll attack and rip you to pieces, especially softer bits. Well, if you're a car that is...
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FYI, i took that pic, it's flying from the Asian tourists' car to my wifes' Skyline. Taken in Arthurs Pass, NZ.

The North Island is pretty much just Auckland (one day...) and the South Island has the same/less people in it than Auckland city (1.x million). And better scenery. And the best racetrack in New Zealand/maybe Australasia (Highlands Motorsport Park).

So yeah, when're you coming over? ;)

Unless of course you actually meant Australia, not New Zealand.
:smh:

:p :assclown:

overpowered
March 6th, 2015, 09:49 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/Nestor_notabilis_-_damaging_car.jpg

KillerB
March 6th, 2015, 10:48 PM
Meh, the crows here in Costa Mesa (Crowsta Mesa?) do shit like that.

Is that little thing up top an actual kiwi?

SkylineObsession
March 7th, 2015, 11:25 AM
Yeah, but Kea are more colourful and cooler and the world's only alpine parrot. ;)

And yeah, looks like a baby kiwi in that pic.

Godson
March 9th, 2015, 06:51 AM
Ravens and crows will do that sort of stuff.

Kchrpm
March 9th, 2015, 07:28 AM
New Zealand is now under intense consideration.

Godson
March 9th, 2015, 09:18 AM
It is middle earth after all

Yobbo NZ
March 9th, 2015, 12:36 PM
New Zealand is now under intense consideration.

Too cold Keith, pretty shitty all year round.

Dicknose
March 9th, 2015, 01:03 PM
If you love somewhere that snows then it might not seem so cold.

Yobbo NZ
March 9th, 2015, 06:14 PM
Did I mention rain? Rains far too often,summer is too short,you usually only get 1-2 days a week that's sunny and warm (in Christchurch that is).
Oh and did I mention it rains? And windy too.....Thankfully I moved to Australia.

G'day Mate
March 9th, 2015, 08:12 PM
Did I mention rain? Rains far too often,summer is too short,you usually only get 1-2 days a week that's sunny and warm (in Christchurch that is).
Oh and did I mention it rains? And windy too.....Thankfully I moved to Australia.

So what you're saying is that in Victoria the weather is better than New Zealand? Holy crap.

SkylineObsession
March 9th, 2015, 09:23 PM
Except when you have a nationwide drought. Like this summer. Finally starting to get a bit of rain now and things are starting to green up again. To put it in contrast, i was mowing the lawn a minimum of once a week last summer, this summer i've only mowed it once. :/

And you get used to the temperature. ;) When we were in the Gold Coast this about this time two years ago it was raining pretty much the whole two weeks we were there, yet we had to walk around in shorts and a tee shirt so we wouldn't get too hot. Can't imagine how hot it'll be if it isn't raining. But i'm not the biggest fan of anything over 30 degrees Celsius. ;)

Yobbo NZ
March 10th, 2015, 12:00 AM
So what you're saying is that in Victoria the weather is better than New Zealand? Holy crap.

Much better weather,we don't get Melbourne weather up here,which is nice.

Leon
March 10th, 2015, 12:13 AM
Australia has way nicer weather than NZ.

G'day Mate
March 10th, 2015, 03:24 AM
Where are you in Vic then?

Fast As Possible
March 10th, 2015, 03:49 AM
I would move to Penguin Island. :)

Yobbo NZ
March 10th, 2015, 12:46 PM
Where are you in Vic then?
Nagambie, in the lovely Goulburn Valley.

George
March 13th, 2015, 07:56 AM
Meanwhile, at an Australian beach:

http://i.imgur.com/rFgLdb6.gif

Rare White Ape
March 13th, 2015, 03:05 PM
Do you like Marmite, earthquakes, wetas, Outrageous Fortune, sailing and really good red wine? Then NZ is for you.

speedpimp
March 14th, 2015, 04:42 AM
Meanwhile, at an Australian beach:

http://i.imgur.com/rFgLdb6.gif

Aussie beach my ass, that's probably in the bathroom at Mickey D's.

overpowered
March 14th, 2015, 12:00 PM
South Africa, actually.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCUc3U8WVMo

Fast As Possible
March 14th, 2015, 01:52 PM
No.

G'day Mate
March 14th, 2015, 09:52 PM
You can tell by the small size of the shark

Leon
March 14th, 2015, 11:59 PM
and by the fact that it wasn't being killed by a drop bear, and seven types of spider.

Yobbo NZ
March 15th, 2015, 03:06 AM
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One of those eh Leon? Just your friendly neighbourhood wolf spider.

George
March 24th, 2015, 11:49 AM
Meanwhile, in Australia...

http://fcdn.mtbr.com/attachments/off-camber-off-topic/975360d1427177157t-funny-picture-meme-thread-upload-01-pic3-700x467-2300.jpg

SportWagon
March 24th, 2015, 01:02 PM
Hmm. Acting out the Rolf Harris song, by the looks of it.

Rare White Ape
March 25th, 2015, 12:12 AM
Rolf Harris wears an inverse-Hitler moustache and he fucks kids.

http://cdn.popwrapped.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/rolf.jpg

Kchrpm
March 25th, 2015, 05:11 AM
Teach a man to fish in Australia, and he'll get in a fight with a crocodile.

http://time.com/3757558/fish-saltwater-crocodile-ben-stack-australia/

https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/11049527_1575663032704192_8139225716630670623_n.pn g

SportWagon
March 25th, 2015, 10:31 AM
Rolf Harris wears an inverse-Hitler moustache and he fucks kids.

Web searches confirm. Somehow the sentencing did not register in my consciousness. Perhaps it was not really newsworthy in Canada.

Rare White Ape
March 25th, 2015, 03:04 PM
Makes you wonder what the kangaroo song was really about then, doesn't it?

Yobbo NZ
March 25th, 2015, 06:13 PM
And two little boys.....
Jake the peg,with his extra leg....
All adds up doesn't it.

G'day Mate
March 29th, 2015, 06:03 PM
Another temporary Australian ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBs55pqN5qg

What a moron - the guy believes he has some kind of special bond with those animals.

News article (http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/crocodile-thrillseeker-warned-hes-on-borrowed-time/story-fnjbnts7-1227283219157)


Crocodile experts and his friends believe the wannabe TV wildlife warrior is “completely nuts”.

Professor Grahame Webb, of Crocodylus Park, said the young diver had a short life expectancy.

“Unless he is Doctor Dolittle and can talk to the animals, he’s a croc snack waiting to happen,” he said.

“Wow. He’s got big kahunas. But that’s really asking for it.”

Professor Webb said it was a myth crocodiles were not as dangerous in open water or underwater on the coral reefs.

Rare White Ape
March 29th, 2015, 07:59 PM
See that stingray go him?

That's danger right there.

Godson
March 29th, 2015, 09:39 PM
See that stingray go him?

That's danga right there.

fixed

G'day Mate
March 29th, 2015, 09:42 PM
Heh, any of the other Australians (or NZers) read that "translation" differently than Godson intended?

overpowered
March 29th, 2015, 10:35 PM
Another temporary Australian ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBs55pqN5qg

What a moron - the guy believes he has some kind of special bond with those animals.

News article (http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/crocodile-thrillseeker-warned-hes-on-borrowed-time/story-fnjbnts7-1227283219157)

Steve Irwin approves

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/21998084/images/1355271417648.jpg

SportWagon
March 30th, 2015, 06:07 AM
Eddie Jordan looks superficially a little bit like Rolf Harris.

Kchrpm
April 1st, 2015, 07:00 AM
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/technology/port-pirie-woman-karen-davis-wins-instant-fame-after-flashing-google-street-mapping-car/story-fnjwnorf-1227286547997

http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2015/03/31/1227286/550600-cdaf0c0a-d75e-11e4-91d8-f0bc1d307f16.jpg

Dicknose
April 1st, 2015, 10:49 AM
Houso

Yes it's a word and you probably should know it before you move here.

Dicknose
April 1st, 2015, 10:55 AM
Oh and so when are you coming?
I just did San Fran for the weekend, surely you can hike over for a few days. We got gtxfers in a few places that could help you out.
Come on outer American brethren, come over and we will fire up the barbie.

Kchrpm
April 1st, 2015, 11:44 AM
Not any time soon, unfortunately. My big trip for the year was in January, and the MS3 takes up much of my monthly play money with just its payment.

Funny, that. When I had extra money because the last car was paid off, I needed hospital visits that ended in surgery. By the time those were all paid for, the paid for car needed replacement.

Oh well, I'll just get another credit card! MELBOURNE HERE I COME!

Kchrpm
May 11th, 2015, 05:35 AM
So just in case this Kayak price alert shows up for a cheap flight to Melbourne, who lives closest, can pick me up, and then drop me off near potential sugar mamas every day for a week?

And since George hasn't posted one in a while, meanwhile in Australia: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/weird-australia/

Penis-Shaped House Up For Grabs Near Sydney, Australia

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/2773688/thumbs/o-PENIS-HOUSE-570.jpg

Cam
May 11th, 2015, 05:54 AM
I'd be up for that.

IMOA
May 11th, 2015, 06:16 AM
Just checked, G'Day is the closest, then dicknose, then me, then RWA

George
May 11th, 2015, 08:10 AM
Australian bungie-jumping :up:

http://i.imgur.com/ukK4Tvh.gif

Crazed_Insanity
May 11th, 2015, 08:47 AM
WTF! Did the croc bite his head off?

George
May 11th, 2015, 10:27 AM
Wow, I didn't notice that before, but it almost looks that way.

Someone will probably produce proof that it's not an Australian croc (too small, the Aussies will say!) but an alligator in a pond at a trailer park in northern Florida or something like that. :lol:

Kchrpm
May 11th, 2015, 11:00 AM
http://www.snopes.com/photos/advertisements/bungee.asp

It's Australian in that it was an ad for Foster's/

Dicknose
May 11th, 2015, 01:15 PM
Just checked, G'Day is the closest, then dicknose, then me, then RWA

Which means none of us are close to Melbourne!
Trev is in Melbourne bit I don't think hangs here.

Come to Sydney, we have a bridge.

Random
May 11th, 2015, 02:02 PM
Trev registered here, but doesn't check in much. He's on Facebook, though... ;)

Rare White Ape
May 11th, 2015, 02:25 PM
http://www.snopes.com/photos/advertisements/bungee.asp

It's Australian in that it was an ad for Foster's/

Stop it Keef. Everyone knows that all the blurry gifs on the Internet are real.

George
May 11th, 2015, 03:07 PM
That's true.

Check out this Australian house cat playing with a baby croc:

http://i.imgur.com/O6p7XMB.gif

Yobbo NZ
May 11th, 2015, 06:57 PM
Which means none of us are close to Melbourne!
Trev is in Melbourne bit I don't think hangs here.

Come to Sydney, we have a bridge.

Err I'm, only 1.5 hours away from the city.

G'day Mate
May 11th, 2015, 10:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3UL3CiBfBU

IMOA
May 12th, 2015, 04:29 AM
Err I'm, only 1.5 hours away from the city.

Woohoo, we have a winner.

G'day Mate
May 12th, 2015, 04:32 AM
Good. No way was I driving eight hours for that dickhead.

Yobbo NZ
May 12th, 2015, 04:39 AM
Wooohooo,what do I win?

Dicknose
May 12th, 2015, 05:04 AM
"Cause I'm from orstraya"

Dicknose
May 12th, 2015, 05:05 AM
Wooohooo,what do I win?
sorry I forgot your Mexican!
(My brain still thinks kiwi in kiwiland)

I'll be down in Melbourne for work next month. Keith, check those air fares!

Kchrpm
May 12th, 2015, 05:11 AM
Wooohooo,what do I win?

An overweight black man on your couch for a week!

SportWagon
May 12th, 2015, 06:52 AM
Almost everything I know about the relative proximity of Australian cities, I learned by playing Pocket Trains.

Yobbo NZ
May 12th, 2015, 12:38 PM
An overweight black man on your couch for a week!
Yeah nah,I think my 3 kids would annoy you by waking you up at 6am watching somr girly program on netflix.

Kchrpm
May 12th, 2015, 12:47 PM
You guys suck.

Yobbo NZ
May 12th, 2015, 01:11 PM
Plus there's no hooters way out here,only 3 pubs full of farmers and other wierd characters yelling about some gay game called AFL.

Rare White Ape
May 12th, 2015, 10:14 PM
Are you in Geelong?

Yobbo NZ
May 12th, 2015, 11:50 PM
Nope,Nagambie,north of Melbourne.

George
May 18th, 2015, 03:37 PM
Meanwhile, in Australia...

'Cloudy with a chance of spiders' - Australia's spider rain (http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/05/18/nasty-spider-rain-cloaks-australian-countryside/)


And I’ve got a beard as well, so they kept getting in my beard,” he told the newspaper.

Kchrpm
May 29th, 2015, 08:54 PM
I had the brilliant idea of just using Uber once I got to Melbourne.

Then my mind pondered what might Australian Uber be like...

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/06/06/article-2337122-1A302334000005DC-391_634x593.jpg

Drachen596
May 29th, 2015, 08:55 PM
Someone should tell that uber driver that the steering wheel is on the wrong side for Australia

George
June 27th, 2017, 02:42 PM
Meanwhile, in Australia...

http://digg.com/video/australia-mud-crabbing

Hmm, can't seem to get video to appear here. Anyway, it's at that link.

Per the source: "Why yes, that is an Australian dude with his entire upper body inside a hole in the mud trying to catch a massive crab."

Leon
June 27th, 2017, 03:19 PM
Ahhhh that accent ;)

G'day Mate
June 27th, 2017, 04:08 PM
Aww it was only a baby crab in the end - I was expecting something big

dodint
June 28th, 2017, 05:37 AM
https://australianmuseum.net.au/uploads/comments/18460/drop-bear.jpg

Dicknose
January 16th, 2019, 12:20 AM
bringing this back from the dead...
just in case anyone is thinking of coming here and worried that all the critters will kill you, we just let the weather do it.
The 15 hottest places in the world today were in Australia, with temps between 49.1C (120F) and 46.1C (115F)
Sydney was a nice calm 36C (97F) today according to my car.

So come on you "up overs" - come and visit.
Promise you want get eaten by a crab, croc or drop bear!
Although the spiders are really out in force at the moment.

IMOA
January 16th, 2019, 06:26 AM
Sounds warmer than here. I might pop in for a few days.

JoeW
January 16th, 2019, 07:23 AM
Meh. The hottest days there are usually due to dry winds coming from the desert so the humidity was probably like 40%.

Come on over here to Florida’s lovely gulf coast where the gulf water is basically a large hot bath tub. Temps in the high 90’s with a humidity around 75-80% which gives you a “feels like” temp of around 110-115.

I cannot convey they unpleasant feeling of jumping into 90+ degree water expecting something refreshing but getting more of a fresh hot piss sensation.

Only gators, snakes, mosquitoes and fire ants to worry about though. Snakes only in rural areas. Gators could be in your backyard pool in the city :)

Refer to Monty Python sketch...”You were lucky! We used to live, all 150 of us....”

MR2 Fan
January 16th, 2019, 08:31 AM
Meh. The hottest days there are usually due to dry winds coming from the desert so the humidity was probably like 40%.

Come on over here to Florida’s lovely gulf coast where the gulf water is basically a large hot bath tub. Temps in the high 90’s with a humidity around 75-80% which gives you a “feels like” temp of around 110-115.

I cannot convey they unpleasant feeling of jumping into 90+ degree water expecting something refreshing but getting more of a fresh hot piss sensation.

Only gators, snakes, mosquitoes and fire ants to worry about though. Snakes only in rural areas. Gators could be in your backyard pool in the city :)

Refer to Monty Python sketch...”You were lucky! We used to live, all 150 of us....”

QFT

Dicknose
January 16th, 2019, 02:25 PM
Meh. The hottest days there are usually due to dry winds coming from the desert so the humidity was probably like 40%.

Come on over here to Florida’s lovely gulf coast where the gulf water is basically a large hot bath tub. Temps in the high 90’s with a humidity around 75-80% which gives you a “feels like” temp of around 110-115.

I cannot convey they unpleasant feeling of jumping into 90+ degree water expecting something refreshing but getting more of a fresh hot piss sensation.

Only gators, snakes, mosquitoes and fire ants to worry about though. Snakes only in rural areas. Gators could be in your backyard pool in the city :)

Refer to Monty Python sketch...”You were lucky! We used to live, all 150 of us....”
Yeah if I want humid and crocs Ill head north...
and in terms of close to equator - none of the mainland USA is inside the tropics! About 1/3 of Australia is (although much of that is desert and not technically tropical climate). Closer even than Hawaii (or anywhere in Mexico). Latitude - Darwin is 12S, Honolulu is 21N (Tampa is 28N and is "humid subtropical climate", and Tampa has never hit 100F)
Ah - both Sydney and Tampa have the same climate classification - Cfa.

Yeah todays humidity in Sydney is 66%, but its often much higher and hot, followed by massive storms and it cools. But we are in a run of 5 days of these really high temps, so the humidity is down a bit. Oh the weekend is going to be in the 70+% range.
So its not really dry here.

Actually interesting comparing record high and low temps of Tampa v Sydney.
Tampa record range is 18F (-8C) to 99F (37C)
Sydney range is 114F (46C) to 36F (2C) - never had below freezing in the city (I do at my place, maybe once a year, saw -2C this year with a bit of frost)

JoeW
January 16th, 2019, 03:48 PM
Yeah the temps can’t really be compared because your highs come at much lower humidity. Look up how humidity affects the feels like temps. A 97 degree day here has a feels like of around 107 assuming our hottest days are at a humidity of 70-80%. Whereas a 105 degree day there has a feels like of 95 if your hottest days are at a 40-50% humidity.

Being next to a huge saltwater bathtub with no real current or “ocean breeze” like on the east coast of Florida really makes it muggy and oppressive. My uncle lives in Tucson Arizona and I was visiting awhile ago and it was 114 there and everyone was freaking out and it just didn’t compare to 90 degree day here.

But I will say the desert heat is deceiving...you might not seem to sweat as much because the air sucks the moisture off right away. But here you might walk out of the house in the morning and it’s 85 but in 5 minutes you are soaking wet from sweat. It’s just ridiculous.

Because of the dead Gulf of Mexico water if we were on the equator it would be unlivable I suspect.

Of course my observation about Sydney are internet based since I’ve never been. Although Australia is first on my list of places I’d like to go :)

I watched a series on Netflix called Instant Hotel based in Australia and it’s hilarious watching the participants trash certain areas of Australia because it’s different from where they live.

Dicknose
January 16th, 2019, 05:17 PM
Sydney is not desert... the desert is a few thousand kms away.
As I mentioned - we are also "humid subtropical"...

Sure the hottest days (over 40C) do tend to be dry, we get plenty of high 30s that are also humid. Sydney is over 60% humidity today, but its not an overly humid day (lovely clear skies!), the weekend it will go up and include storms while also staying hot.
So we get both, the real hot and dry days, but also very hot and humid.
It tends to go - hot dry, hot humid, storm with massive hail, repeat...

All those "hottest places in the world" were inland and would be dry.

Rare White Ape
January 16th, 2019, 05:50 PM
Another thing weíve got to watch out for are our politicians.

At least overseas the political divide is:

UK: Brexit vs. not Brexit
USA: love Trump vs. hate Trump

But in Australia itís:

Pro religious child molesters vs. trying to perform considered centrist politics

So come here for our beaches and other natural wonders, but for the love of god donít turn on the news.

JoeW
January 16th, 2019, 06:31 PM
We definitely don’t get the hail but we get the serious storms that just pop up out of nowhere and are gone just as fast...lightning capital they say.

I know it’s not desert but what I read said the hottest days are fueled by the hot dry air from the desert.

SkylineObsession
January 16th, 2019, 09:03 PM
I can't properly compare the USA and Aussie, because i was in Aussie in February/March one year, and in the USA in July/August another year.

But the USA (South/North Carolina and Florida particularly) was by far the hottest 'feeling' place i've ever been to, made Australia look like a nice place to go to cool down a little. New York was a little more to my liking, and more like the temp i remember from Aussie. We never left Manhattan though, so don't know if its hotter with less skyscrapers around.

But all of that was too hot for me, i'm comfortable in my cities normal range of 20-25 celsius (68-77 F) thanks. :)

IMOA
January 17th, 2019, 06:27 AM
It seems to me that JoeW is confusing Adelaide and Sydney. Adelaide gets the hot 40% humidity days but a Sydney 95-100F day typically is reasonably humid. It’s only the 110 days that are low humidity but when you get above that (highest I’ve experienced in Sydney was 118) it’s pretty brutal even if the humidity is 40.

JoeW
January 17th, 2019, 08:08 AM
Anything is possible. I just looked up Sydney weather stats and patterns. Probably the same as DN did for Tampa.

JSGeneral
January 17th, 2019, 11:29 AM
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-46833426 :eek:

George
January 17th, 2019, 12:07 PM
The squeamish among us (the non-Australians, I guess) should avoid clicking on that. :eek:

Rare White Ape
January 17th, 2019, 01:02 PM
Oh yeah! Those ticks have been removed and the snake is expected to make a full recovery.

Godson
January 17th, 2019, 11:30 PM
It never occurred to me ticks infested snakes.

I grew up living snakes and reptiles as much as possible, never read about it once. Makes sense though, glad to see the snake should be ok.

G'day Mate
January 21st, 2019, 01:06 AM
We’ve got another stinker forecast Thursday- 44į (111F)

The thing about Adelaide is that when it gets hot we tend to have a few days in a row of it. Is it like that in Florida as well, or does it end fairly quickly in a storm?

SkylineObsession
January 21st, 2019, 03:22 PM
When we were in Florida, it was (every day for a week) humidy hot all day till mid afternoon where there was a thunderstorm, then back to sun again for the rest of the day. Sometimes a night/evening storm too.

JoeW
January 21st, 2019, 06:47 PM
That’s a typical summer day from Jun-August.

MR2 Fan
January 22nd, 2019, 07:18 AM
That’s a typical summer day from Jun-August.

Yep, we get more lightning in Central Florida than anywhere else in the U.S. and it all happens in the Summertime for the most part. I've had a few occasions, even one last year where I was parked outside of my apartment and it's a bit of a walk to get to my building....and there was so much lightning nearby I was afraid out of my car for about 30 minutes, it was THAT bad....like every 30-45 seconds there would be a strike right nearby.

George
January 22nd, 2019, 09:45 AM
https://i.redd.it/5inl1oru5zb21.jpg

Crazed_Insanity
January 22nd, 2019, 10:30 AM
Australia needs more sheep!

Is there a map for kangaroos?

Dicknose
January 22nd, 2019, 02:15 PM
We have between 75-100 million sheep!

They dont do sheep up the top - thats well into the tropics (and has crocs!). Cattle, water buffalo - grow sugar cane and pineapples.
That middle section is serious desert.

The kangaroo map would be nearly everywhere, just a lot less in the no sheep areas. But you will find camels in that area.
And one sealed road from top to bottom. Then its all unsealed roads off that - many with very little services. Common to see signs saying "next fuel 300km"
3183

Yeah the middle of Australia is a big desert with not that much in it. Parts as big as some countries that are just uninhabited.

G'day Mate
January 22nd, 2019, 03:40 PM
You could probably fit most of Europe into the sparsely inhabited zones

https://edge.alluremedia.com.au/uploads/businessinsider/2017/07/Population-density-australia-June-2016.jpg

G'day Mate
January 22nd, 2019, 03:43 PM
Here's a map of Australia re-projected onto Europe

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/09/09/11/2C1AB33800000578-3227553-Computer_developers_James_Talmage_and_Damon_Maneic e_based_their_-a-36_1441794389836.jpg

Rare White Ape
January 22nd, 2019, 08:27 PM
You could probably fit most of Europe into the sparsely inhabited zones

https://edge.alluremedia.com.au/uploads/businessinsider/2017/07/Population-density-australia-June-2016.jpg

Those dark red areas are just hell.

Crazed_Insanity
January 22nd, 2019, 09:36 PM
Is there a secret base in the middle of Australia? There's a sudden concentration of people in the middle of nowhere in the dead center.

Rare White Ape
January 23rd, 2019, 12:55 AM
If you don’t know it you’ve obviously been living under a giant rock.

JoshInKC
January 23rd, 2019, 03:55 AM
It actually took me a minute to figure it out - I thought "Can't be Alice Springs, that's way too small to show up like that." Then, "Nope, it can only be Alice Springs." Funny how a population of 25,000 appears huge when surrounded by absolutely nothing.
Billi, RWA is referring to Alice Springs (the town in the center of the map) being the closest major town to Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock).

IMOA
January 23rd, 2019, 05:49 AM
The other funny thing is yes, there is a secret base right where that dot is which is a joint facility run by the CIA, NSA and NRO.

SportWagon
January 23rd, 2019, 02:25 PM
Oh no. Couldn't be the Thunderbirds. They were on a tropical island. Supercar, maybe? No. They were in the Nevada desert.

G'day Mate
January 24th, 2019, 12:04 AM
Record hottest day in Adelaide today - 46.2įC (115.2įF). 7:30pm and it's still 42 at my place.

Rare White Ape
January 24th, 2019, 03:36 AM
It’s ok we have clean coal.

Cam
January 24th, 2019, 05:43 AM
If you don’t know it you’ve obviously been living under a giant rock.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Cam
January 24th, 2019, 06:08 AM
There was once I went to work in Burbank and it was 117F. There were a few times I drove through the California desert when it was 120F+.

After one of our Yosemite hiking trips, we drove through the Owens Valley and stopped for lunch in Bishop, CA:

http://cameronporter.net/yosemite1/images/dsc_2099.jpg

MR2 Fan
January 24th, 2019, 07:05 AM
yeah but it's a dry heat (obligatory)

IMOA
January 24th, 2019, 07:19 AM
When I was in Death Valley I saw 122. Yes it’s dry but it’s hot as fuck.

Yobbo NZ
January 24th, 2019, 12:27 PM
41 here yesterday and no power for almost 24 hours. Was great to come home to a sauna.

Crazed_Insanity
January 24th, 2019, 02:58 PM
The other funny thing is yes, there is a secret base right where that dot is which is a joint facility run by the CIA, NSA and NRO.
Yeah, that dot reminded me that a former boss entertained me with the idea of working in some mission control room looking after secret satellites in the middle is nowhere Australia...

Pay was enticing, but I got sick of working on boring black programs. They wonít even allow me to surf on the net any time during work.

Unless thatís my only option, thanks but no thanks! :p

FaultyMario
January 24th, 2019, 03:00 PM
You have heavily populated areas in the middle of nowhere?

Crazed_Insanity
January 24th, 2019, 03:33 PM
Need lots of support to keep America great!!!

Wonder if those people are getting paid while US government takes a break...

Rare White Ape
January 24th, 2019, 04:11 PM
You have heavily populated areas in the middle of nowhere?

Yeah man, Alice Springs. Location of the Todd river, home of the world's driest boat race.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPmfv3bIEr4

Dicknose
January 24th, 2019, 04:35 PM
If you mean Alice Springs - it is middle of nowhere and population of about 24,000
I wouldnt call that heavily populated!!

Most of us live in cities of over 1 million, Sydney > 5M, Melbourne 4.9M, Brisbane 2.4M, Perth 2M, Adelaide 1.3M
So thats about 16M out of a total population of 24M.


Billi - we have the super-secret Pine Gap operation near Alice Springs.
But we also have other NASA run operations. They are mostly "deep space network" - NASA need access from other parts of the world since the Earth spins around!
Tidbinbilla near Canberra is the main one (but historically there were many others). I think the other parts of the network are in Spain and California!
Im sure the NASA staff here are paid - they are working in Australia for an Australian operation its just on behalf of NASA.
Pine Gap - totally different, that is US run, staffed, controlled. They would employ locals for some jobs, but Id guess they would all be simple support roles (catering, cleaning!)

Rare White Ape
January 24th, 2019, 05:00 PM
The Australian part of the Deep Space Network was the first to receive the high res images of Pluto during the New Horizons fly-by.

Oh to be in that control room when the images came down... It would be too tempting to sneak a peek at them as they're being uploaded to NASA's data centre, just to have the opportunity to be the first one to lay eyes on Pluto's surface in high detail.

G'day Mate
January 24th, 2019, 05:11 PM
Yeah man, Alice Springs. Location of the Todd river, home of the world's driest boat race.

Quite possibly the only regatta ever to have been cancelled because the river had water in it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPmfv3bIEr4

Crazed_Insanity
January 24th, 2019, 05:14 PM
RWA, No, Iím sure NRO has no interests in deep space missions.

Itíll probably be like reposition satellite to bin ladens location so the WH can have a live feed of whatís going on, but Iíd have no idea whatís really going on on the ground because thatíd be something I donít need to know...

Security clearance can give you job security, but Iíve not worked on a black program that I found very interesting. Not to mention the ethical concerns these programs may bring...

So I try to stay away if possible. :p

JoeW
January 29th, 2019, 09:58 AM
Tampa is actually considered tropical, not sub tropical.

Dicknose
January 29th, 2019, 01:51 PM
Tampa is actually considered tropical, not sub tropical.

Tell the experts - its given as Cfa - Humid subtropical
While Miami is tropical! Only the very bottom of Florida is considered tropical.

Tampa is probably right on the boundary between the two classifications.
Sydney is the same classification, but Id guess we are at the other end of the subtropical range. Brisbane has the same classification and its 1000km closer to the equator (and is more humid, warmer in winter)
Oh found a pic...
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Koppen_World_Map_Cwa_Cfa.png/800px-Koppen_World_Map_Cwa_Cfa.png

And none of the continental USA is actually inside the tropics!https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b0/World_map_indicating_tropics_and_subtropics.png/640px-World_map_indicating_tropics_and_subtropics.png

JoeW
January 29th, 2019, 02:21 PM
3188

3189

Apparently it is somewhat opinion based since a few sources list us as tropical.

George
January 29th, 2019, 02:57 PM
^^^ Perhaps that's from tourist brochures and the chamber of commerce?

"You'll love our tropical climate."

"And our tropical drink specials, too!"

Dicknose
January 29th, 2019, 05:42 PM
That first map has just polar, temperate and tropical - so you cant be subtropical on that as it doesnt exit. It has the Sahara Desert as tropical and Australia's deserts as temperate. Id put that as "too simple to be useful".

Otherwise - seem most other things only include the southern parts of Florida as tropical, as per the Koppen classification.

Rare White Ape
January 29th, 2019, 05:46 PM
Do these maps take into account how the wind and ocean currents may be able to bring warm weather to the areas further from the equator?

mk
January 30th, 2019, 09:22 AM
Our northern summer can be irritable hot.

There are generally only few dry places.

Dicknose
January 30th, 2019, 04:34 PM
Do these maps take into account how the wind and ocean currents may be able to bring warm weather to the areas further from the equator?

They are fairly approx, as I said the first doesnt even have sub-tropical and has most of Australia as "temperate" - the next has only Tas as that.
The Koppen classification is quite complex, with lots of categories. They are based on actual weather records, with details such as seasonal min/max and rainfall used to determine the classification.
Obviously there is still a big variation in weather within a classification. Heck even within Sydney it is vastly different between say Bondi and Penrith. One is a beach and has a much smaller temp variation and the other is 70km inland and generally is hotter when its hot and colder when cold!
Sydney city and the beaches dont ever hit freezing. But you dont need to go too far west to find places that do. My place did it last winter (first time Ive seen frost here) but get to Penrith and it will happen several times a year and across possibly 3 months.

I know the USA is having a very (very) cold day today... we are still mid 30s (90sF) and predicted for 38C/100F and humidity starts high and drops during the day. Then can rocket up again if storms come late in the day - 30% chance of rain by 7pm.

Headlines here pointed out that parts of the USA are colder than Antartica. Which isnt hard, parts can be above freezing this time of year. But they are actually colder than the South Pole!

Rare White Ape
February 14th, 2019, 01:44 AM
Ohhhhh nah nah yeah nah yeah nah


https://youtu.be/uuc9frxacfE

Godson
February 14th, 2019, 04:55 PM
So, what did you end up deciding?

Dicknose
February 14th, 2019, 06:44 PM
farken... farken!

not sure if any non-aussies would understand it, pretty strong accent, lots of dead set slang, cashies, pokies etc!
While this is not an average person, they are around and you will find them at the rissole.

Rare White Ape
February 14th, 2019, 09:30 PM
Mike Nolan is like an amalgamation of about three different people that I know.

Yes, only three.

I wear a high-vis shirt to work that is just like his, too. There's a part of Mike Nolan in all of us. He is the glue that holds this nation together.

G'day Mate
February 15th, 2019, 07:53 PM
Not your average punter but I've known a few

Dicknose
February 16th, 2019, 10:45 PM
Good, funny and yes bloody farken close to a few people any aussie would know...
Just needed a few "Ive got a mate" stories added on to it.

G'day Mate
February 17th, 2019, 02:28 AM
Or my mate Steveo, roight?

Rare White Ape
February 20th, 2019, 12:48 AM
https://youtu.be/tFsWC499FiM

Rare White Ape
February 20th, 2019, 12:50 AM
I just re-read the first page of this thread.

Sorry Keith. We’re a long way down the rabbit hole from Corvettes now.

Kchrpm
February 20th, 2019, 05:17 AM
It's ok, my friend in Australia moved to California 2 or 3 years ago anyway :)

George
February 22nd, 2019, 09:50 AM
Meanwhile, in Australia...

Snake content, spoilered for the squeamish and because it's a large .gif file. (That's pronounced "jiff" :lol:)



https://i.imgur.com/AdzxiHD.gif

SportWagon
April 4th, 2019, 01:43 PM
Neither G'day nor DN have posted at this board since about March 30.

And I saw on the Weather Channel that New South Wales (which is where DN is, I believe) had torrential rain (80mm) after months (years?) of drought.

I wonder if they are okay?

Oh. G'day posted Strava rides. Actually did a half-marathon (running) on March 30. And daily bicycle rides (mostly commutes) each day in April so far.

G'day told me at strava that he has trouble logging in to GTXF, as described in the technical forum.

Rare White Ape
April 4th, 2019, 09:19 PM
80mm I just heavy rain for a few days. DNís in Sydney so everythingís fine.

Dicknose
April 30th, 2019, 05:55 PM
Sorry - was out of the country! Probably sitting at the baseball in Oakland when you posted!

The drought is inland (where very few people live, but has our farming). The costal areas get plenty of rain. We have droughts, but still get reasonable rain during a drought. Its relative - near me we get about 1400mm/55 inches a year, but its not a shock to get half that. That for a couple of years is a drought and can impact our water supply (we are mostly dam based). Go just 100km inland and the average is probably 600mm/year, so the average changes very quickly with distance from the coast and mountains.

Quick look on wikipedia and it says that there have been days with rain over 100mm (4inch), last November we got that much in 2 hours. I remember it flooding part of my apartment complex, the people next to me had it flood right thru their place. Luckily Im about a metre higher than them, so go nothing but a wet yard.
Very heavy rain is common, with storm cells dropping lots of rain and hail in a few hours. Less often is the "rain for days", but they usually a light rain and end up with less total rainfall than a good storm.

Although just before I left we did get a few days with very heavy rain (which is probably what you are referring to) had some flooding which makes the roads bad. A bridge near my place flooded - no not the creek below it (about 40m/120feet) but the drains on the bridge clogged with leaves and couldnt clear the water. One direction was down from 3 lanes to 1, on a road that is normally stop-go in peak hour, it was a complete mess, traffic banked up for many miles. Luckily I was going the other direction and only had to go a few hundred metres to my turn to my place.

But all good and thanks for caring!

SportWagon
May 1st, 2019, 03:02 PM
Like RWA implies, the (Canadian) Weather Network sometimes likes to hype things up.
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca

And G'day looked briefly like he'd fixed his Chrome login problems, but perhaps not.

George
June 4th, 2020, 12:06 PM
Once again, The Simpsons predicted the future.

Well, maybe not...but it's the first thing I thought of when I saw the Australian PM video on Digg today.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JQK4bH0J-o]


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXezXf_6dYI&feature=emb_logo

Rare White Ape
June 30th, 2020, 02:22 AM
Just a normal everyday morning in STRAYA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru9FnN-Id-Y

Dicknose
July 1st, 2020, 07:02 PM
I drove the Spyder into town to pickup some takeaway (support local restaurant when they could only do takeaway). Anyway I had the exhaust on loud and gave it a little blat going thru a roundabout. Stop at the restaurant and about 2 mins later I hear the local guy in his ute doing his best to rise to my apparent challenge! Very nice v8 ute sounding great. Went up and down the town twice (its not a big town) and he was happy. But yes clearly a marking his turf.
So yes this a thing and does seem to be a v8 ute thing.

Rare White Ape
September 22nd, 2020, 04:04 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be3gphMmkMg&ab_channel=WillemPowerfish

Kchrpm
December 23rd, 2020, 10:46 AM
https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/131692352_2002931616516744_8465515343822306137_o.j pg?_nc_cat=108&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=JD0tvpa7il0AX-QQPuB&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=12867d3bb064d620a43491aeb8b9bc47&oe=60078847

Cam
December 23rd, 2020, 12:49 PM
:lol:

For years, I have been gently prodding my gal to look for opportunities in other countries. Aus/NZ is high on my list, but she is apprehensive. She seems risk-averse and prefers the safety of North American-based positions. I think it would be really cool to live in a (different) foreign country for a while. *shrug*

Rare White Ape
December 23rd, 2020, 01:05 PM
Yeah, there's not a lot of room for science to occur here, unless she's happy to advance the coal mining industry.

She's into dirt and water, am I right?

There's lots of dirt here, but not a lot of water. And it's really hot year-round. NZ has plenty of both, plus it's not too bad over there if you like cold weather.

Personally NZ is my pick for a place to live right now. It's summertime and Auckland is 21 degrees today! I'd like to live in Christchurch, a good spot if you don't like visitors. The extra connecting flight keeps people away.

Dicknose
December 23rd, 2020, 02:21 PM
For years, I have been gently prodding my gal to look for opportunities in other countries. Aus/NZ is high on my list, but she is apprehensive. She seems risk-averse and prefers the safety of North American-based positions. I think it would be really cool to live in a (different) foreign country for a while. *shrug*

Risk of not having a job? Get a job before you come (which might actually be needed, depending on visa type). A little research should show if there are jobs she would enjoy.
Or risk of being attacked by our famous deadly fauna?

Seriously people here are not worried by spiders. A little bit by snakes. But most people wouldnt see a snake.
Im more worried by ants (we do get big bastard ants that could wrestle you, or ones that hurt like hell if they bite)
Or grass!! Yes we have spiky grass that hurts to walk barefoot on. Called bindis (yes bloody Steve Irwin named his daughter after a grass). Id say more city people are worried about attacks of killer bindis that a croc or a shark.
Or the sun - you will find out people do worry about skin cancer. If you are very fair skin it could be an issue if you are also outdoors types.

Australia (or NZ) are also not that different that its a total culture shock. Close enough that you notice the differences, because much of the time it can feel the same and then something jumps out as different.

Now is definitely not the time to do it.
But maybe the time to look into doing it in 6 months or a year.
Heck whats the worst that could happen (well apart from shark attack!) - you come, hate the place, the people, the job - and you go back.
Or maybe you will enjoy it. Even if its just a year and you go back with a great experience and maybe a different view of life (and say "no worries" a lot)

Rare White Ape
December 23rd, 2020, 04:25 PM
I say "no wuckkas" a lot.

JoeW
December 23rd, 2020, 05:33 PM
What if I already say "No worries"? Is there nothing else I could learn?

Leon
December 23rd, 2020, 05:48 PM
That a thong is a thing for your foot, not your butt crack.

Tom Servo
December 23rd, 2020, 06:27 PM
Not sure if it's just a regional thing, but flip-flops were definitely also called "thongs" (or "thong sandals" if you're the kind of person that draws out "french fried potatoes") when I was growing up.

Cam
December 23rd, 2020, 06:50 PM
I call my flip-flops thongs when I am trying to be silly and make Lori laugh.

Dicknose
December 23rd, 2020, 07:35 PM
I say "no wuckkas" a lot.

Thats day 2... spoonerisms of slang

day 3 is rhyming slang, keep a butchers out for it

Dicknose
December 23rd, 2020, 07:39 PM
What if I already say "No worries"? Is there nothing else I could learn?

What do you reply when someone says "Thanks"
Or "will that wheel hold with just 2 bolts?"

It does lead into the whole "negative response" - where you answer with what it is not
eg "How r ya?" - not bad
"when will you be home" - not late
"where is the nearest maccas" - not far
"can you drink that whole slab??" - no problem

Dicknose
December 23rd, 2020, 07:42 PM
That a thong is a thing for your foot, not your butt crack.

You dont need a double plugger for your clacker!

Rare White Ape
December 23rd, 2020, 08:02 PM
"Excuse me Sir, may I ask if you would like a refreshing alcoholic beverage?"

"Ohhhhh.... wouldn't mind."

Crazed_Insanity
December 23rd, 2020, 09:35 PM
No shit!

George
September 3rd, 2021, 10:14 AM
Some guys at another forum I occasionally visit are laughing about this video. I thought it might get a smile here also.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QCgqQdmr0M

Dicknose
February 16th, 2022, 07:08 PM
Ok some news... we had a fatal shark attack in Sydney.
First confirmed fatal shark attack at an ocean beach since 1930s.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-17/little-bay-shark-attack-sydney-swimmers-told-stay-out-of-water/100838406

Not good, reports were "human remains found" and the shark was estimated to be a 4-5m great white. They haven't identified the victim, will use DNA. They do have person who they suspect is the victim.
Local politician thanked the surf lifesavers - "They are supposed to be saving people's lives, not pulling body parts from the water"
They haven't given too much details, but these all point to most of the guy being eaten.

Authorities have closed all the beaches in that area.
At least I only have to worry about snakes, spiders and dropbears.