Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    Clearly, @OldDog , but the feeling is not mutual.
  2. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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    You've just got to treat 'em right, they really enjoy being rubbed on their head just behind the eyes.

    We do our best to help 'Merkin visitors feel comfortable with the local wildlife.
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  3. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Rubbed with a nulla nulla perhaps.

    [​IMG]

    They're not bad to eat though, just do not eat the fat. Couple of full bloods caught some goannas near camp one day, they gutted them, closed the stomach cavity using sticks as stitches then buried them with coals. When cooked just peel off the flesh and the stringy fat, taste sort of like chicken. The fat apparently goes straight through you...

    Made a change from their usual cooking method of singe the hairs off the wallaby and eat...
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  4. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    ... be sure to tune in for the next installment of mouse's "bush tucker" cooking show... :clap

    [​IMG]
    ... on next weeks show we'll feature the NT "roadkill café" buffet & grill special... :yum

    mmmmmmmm.... good tucker... :dukegirl
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  5. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Now a gallah... tried one of those, extracted from a bull bar it was and cooked on a BBQ feathers and all for a looong time... recovery after a b&s down Riverina way, lots of beers involved.

    Next time I'd definitely cook it with a brick.

    :imaposer
  6. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    Me and Mal had a Bustard (scrub turkey) hit the top of the screen of the Troopy (de-f#¤%8n'-stroyed it and put a bloody great ding in the turret too !) on the Buchannan out of Top Springs just on dusk one time...

    So we decided to make camp there and then, then proceed in the morning (with kicked out screen) up to Katherine - where we could replace it.

    It seemed like the right thing to do... so we gutted, plucked and dressed it... "grilled" it over the coals there off the side of the road... "bush KFC" we thought... :D

    nup... :nah

    ... as tough on the guts as they are on windscreens... :puke1 :nod
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  7. FLICKIT

    FLICKIT Long timer

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  8. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Galah?? Struth! Ya cooked it all wrong mate. Throw it in a pot of boiling water with a rock. Boil it til the rock goes soft. Throw the Galah away and eat the rock.
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  9. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    :nah


    Yuck.
  10. Redback

    Redback Average aussie bloke

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    You blokes are evil:brow
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  11. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    EATING IN THE FIFTIES and SIXTIES

    Pasta was not eaten in Australia or N.Z.

    Curry was a surname.

    A takeaway was a mathematical problem.

    A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.

    All potato crisps were plain; the only choice we had was whether to put the salt on or not.

    Rice was only eaten as a milk pudding.

    Calamari was called squid and we used it as fish bait.

    A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.

    Brown bread was something only poor people ate.

    Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking.

    Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.

    Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold. Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.

    Fish didn't have fingers in those days.

    Eating raw fish was called poverty, not sushi.

    None of us had ever heard of yoghurt.

    Healthy food consisted of anything edible.

    People who didn't peel potatoes were regarded as lazy.

    Indian restaurants were only found in India.

    Cooking outside was called camping.

    Seaweed was not a recognised food.

    "Kebab" was not even a word, never mind a food.

    Prunes were medicinal.

    Surprisingly, muesli was readily available, it was called cattle feed.

    Water came out of the tap. If someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than petrol for it, they would have become a laughing stock!!.

    BUT the one thing that we never ever had on our table in the sixties....Elbows or Phones
  12. Redback

    Redback Average aussie bloke

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    Only two issues in that list, we had fish fingers heaps of times when I was a kid especially if me mum went shopping in town(Moree)and crisps were something only pommies called chips.
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  13. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Looking for a secondhand SUV. Contenders are Tiguan, RAV4, CX5, Forester and ???. Mainly just want a bit of extra ground clearance in a reliable, functional, economical vehicle. Read heaps online, after some real world experience.
  14. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Sportage, Tucson, the 2l diesel is excellent
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  15. Redback

    Redback Average aussie bloke

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    Suzuki Grand Vitara, Nissan Xtrail, Honda CRV.
  16. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

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    I had a 1999 Forester and loved it. Took me all around Australia (and 300 kms of the Tanami-to Wolf Creek Crater and back to Halls Creek) and never missed a beat. Apart from normal maintenance the car NEVER let me down, not once.

    Sat on 130 kph all day when out in the sticks and with the aircon on (when up in the top end). Cant see any reason why the later model Foresters would be any different.

    The only reason why I sold it was I needed a bigger car because I got drunk, had sex and stupidly got my missus pregnant:lol3:lol3:lol3


    3legs
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  17. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    Plus one on the Foresters.
    I had one of the first models from new, 1998 sold it to a good mate in 2016 for bugger all, still in good condition (200,000kms and only replaced the clutch plates at 180,00) and bought a new one at the same time. Both manuals.
    They were not considered class leaders in fuel economy stakes but were not bad by any means.
    Fuel economy is better on my 2016 model.
    Very well built and now have factory fixed price servicing. The dealers used to charge like wounded bulls.
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  18. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    Do lots of cars still come with the manual transmission option in Oz? Here in the us good luck finding a manual. :rolleyes
  19. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Not many manuals sold, but still available on a small handful of cars. Utes and 4x4 can all be manual.

    Later model Subes seem to have dropped the ball a bit on QC. I drive a couple of 2017 model Foresters doing CT, 50, XXX kms and full of rattles and squeaks.
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  20. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    One more: Only Chinese owned fruit/vegie shops. All (well, most of) the above is true.