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My day-by-day Dilbert desktop calendar proclaims today as "Australia Day" (who can argue with Dilbert?). I have no idea what this represents, but wish the many Aussies on the forum a happy one.

And now for something completely different…

I grew up near the border crossing where I-5 meets the Canada - US border. In the "no man's land" between Immigration checkpoints is an arch with a symbolic gate and a plaque that reads: "Children of a common mother - may these gates never close". I recently got to thinking: if America, Canada and Australia are all children of mother Britain, perhaps a metaphoric look at their “lives” would look something like this (with apologies to the Kiwis and others that I've left out):

After years of wanting out, America got tired of paying for room and board at age 16 and poured tea all over the place. A bust-up with mum ensued followed by America leaving school and stomping off in a huff. After realizing quite an entrepreneurial streak, loaded America and mum are now quite chummy. In fact, they quite enjoy going off to war together after tea.

Never one to abide by any sort of rules on the football pitch, Australia has never quite forgiven mum for shipping him off to prison at age 21. To this day, Australia still refers to mum as “that Pommy B*st*rd!” and enjoys tormenting her at the Ashes. When not wrestling wild animals, Australia trains with a mind to total domination of world sport.

Canada watched his siblings leave home, but didn’t wish to join them. Home was nice: mum continued to cook and clean, and allowed Canada to listen to Anne Murray as well as put maple syrup on everything. After years of allowing Canada to live in the basement, mum had had enough. Tired of his indecisiveness, constant apologies and penchant for drab cardigans, mum packed his bags and nudged Canada gently out the door. After all, he WAS 45.

Perhaps the rest of you have a different take? :-D
 

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Austrailia Day!!! God help us. Lock yer doors and hide the females and animals. :-D :hammer:
 

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We talked about leaving Mum lots, even voted on it, but decided to stay. I voted to stay only so we could keep Queens birthday holiday. Australia day celebrates the day Australia was discovered 219 years ago. Even though it was discovered several times before, it was Mum who layed claim.
 

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didn't they ship all the prison bound folk to australia?
and aren't aussies commonly known as "colonizers" to england?

:-D

then happy australia day and cheers to independence!

[ This message was edited by: zooplancton on 2007-01-26 15:13 ]
 

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On 2007-01-26 14:58, Limey wrote:
I piss better beer than Fosters. :hammer:
Quite right Limey.....Fosters is panther piss. No Australian in his right mind would drink it, unless of course it came down to a choice between it and Coors Light.

Australia Day we celebrate the birth of the nation......the day the first boat load of pommie bastards arrived to settle the country. :-D
 

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On 2007-01-26 15:10, Legman wrote:
On 2007-01-26 14:58, Limey wrote:
I piss better beer than Fosters. :hammer:
Quite right Limey.....Fosters is panther piss. No Australian in his right mind would drink it, unless of course it came down to a choice between it and Coors Light.

Australia Day we celebrate the birth of the nation......the day the first boat load of pommie bastards arrived to settle the country. :-D
:-D :-D :-D
 

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Legman, you cheeky monkey, you are all pommies !! Pommies with chips on your shoulders and dodgy ancestry for sure, but you're all from Englands green and pleasant land originally. It should be called "Australiashire".
 

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Well it WAS all called New South Wales before a few folk got uppity and wanted their own parliaments - i.e. Vic and Qld :)

With the Welsh connection we got dark holes and sheep and a bunch of convicts to settle the place. What more can a bloke ask for?

Well we did have a rum rebellion too - cos' the local army was more corrupt than those they came here to guard..... Modern life is just to darn tame :)

Russ
 

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After America stomped off, He invited all his unsavory friends for a sleepover. All their unsavory moocher friends tagged along.
 

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On 2007-01-26 23:46, ruscook wrote:

Well we did have a rum rebellion too - cos' the local army was more corrupt than those they came here to guard..... Modern life is just to darn tame :)

Russ
Oh thats it Russ!!!!!.. I think I found the rum rebellion in my head this morning.. dang that Oz day did it to me.. not the bundy of course :razz:
 

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On 2007-01-27 00:43, Bundyon_Jen wrote:
Oh thats it Russ!!!!!.. I think I found the rum rebellion in my head this morning.. dang that Oz day did it to me.. not the bundy of course :razz:
ahhh. It'll do that to you - rum. Trecherous stuff, glad I only like, beer, cider, scotch, red wine, white wine and port. Saves me from hangovers from that dreadful rum stuff :)

Hope you feel better tomorrow. Nothing worse than a hangover in hot weather!

Russ
 
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