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« Reply #40 on: October 07, 2010, 11:28:03 PM »

Pardon the thread hijack. While you're enjoying your beer, you might take a gander at this list of "Major League Baseball Players Born in Australia."

No Hijack harm done.

Any mention of Aussie's is welcome and encouraged. :)
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« Reply #41 on: October 07, 2010, 11:32:42 PM »

Looking at that list of baseballers. I would have thought there would have been more. There's a big gap between Joe Quinn finishing in 1901 till the next player in the mid 1980's.
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« Reply #42 on: October 07, 2010, 11:35:41 PM »

The bots high tailed it out of here when they saw SC's face when he got his beer only 3 quarters full. :D
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« Reply #43 on: October 08, 2010, 12:40:23 AM »

The bots high tailed it out of here when they saw SC's face when he got his beer only 3 quarters full. :D

 ;D I've still got plenty of beer. ;)

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« Reply #44 on: October 08, 2010, 05:54:47 AM »

The ARDC Bathurst 1000 Touring Car Race was a must for me.   We used to go there every year and as we were non-driving members of the ARDC we could camp on the area in the centre of the course.  I know it has altered now but I am still interested in it.  In my day Alan Grice was one of the personalities.  He was renown for shunting other drivers.  I had a goat who used to butt me all the time so I called him Gricey.  :)   I liked the whole atmosphere up there and the race was fantastic.

   Hellfire Corner.  Mount Panorama.   The central area with the large tent is where we used to camp.
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« Reply #45 on: October 08, 2010, 08:22:18 AM »

Lin, Thanks for sharing your stories on the Bathurst Touring Car Race. 

I'm glad you had a great time at this historical event.. Well done!

I'm a huge fan of cars and motorsport in general, (which you already know) so It's fantastic When I get to read stuff like this.  O0

Which did you enjoy best, the F1 race at Adelaide or the Bathurst Touring Car Race?
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« Reply #46 on: October 08, 2010, 09:38:33 AM »

G'day,  this Aussie Thread is a beaut.. I Reckon it's Better than a poke in the eye with a burnt stick.  :D

Sorry I am still trying to learn the lingo.  ;D

I am curious to know which Aussie movies you all like the best. what are your top 5?  ???
 
These are my top 5 favourite Aussie movies.  :)

1, Mad Max 2:  The Road Warrior (1981)

2,  Australia (2008)

3, Gallipoli (1981)

4, Moulin Rouge! (2001)

5, "Crocodile" Dundee (1986)
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« Reply #47 on: October 08, 2010, 05:05:57 PM »

My favourite Aussie movies are in no particular order.

1. Australia (2008) (because of the stars)

2. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.  (1994)

3.  Paperback Hero (1993)

4.  Breaker Morant (1979)

5.  The Dish (2000)

6.  Ned Kelly (2003)

7.  The Odd Angry Shot (1979)

8.  My Brilliant Career (1979)

9.  Mad Dog Morgan (1976)

10. Erskinville Kings (1998)
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« Reply #48 on: October 08, 2010, 08:24:08 PM »

The footy season has finished so this weekend it's the Bathurst 500 car race. 

You can tell I'm not a rev head, I couldn't even get the name of the race right and halved the length of the race.

Bathurst 1000. (I'm a little surprised SC didn't pick up on that and give it to me)  :D
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« Reply #49 on: October 08, 2010, 08:27:39 PM »

Bugger, missed a golden opportunity. :-[
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« Reply #50 on: October 08, 2010, 08:35:24 PM »

Getting back to the Aussie films, three films that I love that haven't been mentioned yet.


The Club

I'm sure this may be a favorite of SC's as well. A comedy about the struggles of an AFL club both on the field and in the boardroom. Jack Thompson, Graeme Kennedy are the stars.

Crackers

A Christmas comedy from the late 1990's. Warren Mitchell is a riot as the grandfather.

Dad And Dave: On Our Selection

Leo McKern, Joan Sutherland and Geoffry Rush before he hit the big time and became an Academy Award winner star as the quintessential Aussie family back in the day in the bush.

All comedies for some reason.  :)
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« Reply #51 on: October 08, 2010, 11:17:28 PM »

Come on over, guys! You all are welcome to New York!  8)



'Course, by the time you go back, the place may look more like this ... a little bit out of focus!  :D



(West 38th Street, Manhattan, October 8, 2010.)
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« Reply #52 on: October 08, 2010, 11:42:03 PM »

Have you been in there KC?

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« Reply #53 on: October 09, 2010, 12:28:06 AM »

Nope, I noticed it for the first time tonight. I'm not likely to wander in by myself, but if one of you boys would come over, we could check it out together! ;)
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« Reply #54 on: October 09, 2010, 12:42:21 AM »

I'm not likely to wander in by myself

I'm sure you'd be quite safe. We Aussie's are the friendliest bunch on the planet. :)
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« Reply #55 on: October 09, 2010, 12:47:35 AM »

http://www.theaustraliannyc.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

They have a website.

You gotta go in now KC. Kangaroo is back on the menu!!
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« Reply #56 on: October 09, 2010, 02:21:42 AM »

We also have Aussie pubs called 'Walkabout' :)

I've been in the one at Doncaster. It was a G'day and a G'night :D



http://www.walkabout.eu.com/venues/Walkabout-Doncaster/
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« Reply #57 on: October 09, 2010, 02:28:03 AM »

Formula 1 qualifying was called off for the first time in six years this morning as lashing rain washed out Saturday’s action at the Japanese Grand Prix. >:(

It was really bad and the red bull team had to make some changes to Mark Webber's F1 car.  ;)



http://www.challengeandadventure.com/archives/category/skippers-boats-and-records/boats/red-bull-exteme-sailling-team
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« Reply #58 on: October 09, 2010, 03:17:55 AM »

Hey 2M  well spotted picture.    Looks like the qualifier will have to be on Sunday or Mark starts on pole as they will join the grid in their race results positions.
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« Reply #59 on: October 09, 2010, 05:10:22 AM »

Which did you enjoy best, the F1 race at Adelaide or the Bathurst Touring Car Race?

Well that is a difficult question 2M because they are so different.    I suppose the Bathurst became something we did often and the Adelaide Gran Prix was a one off.  The atmosphere at the GP was electric and the build up amazing.  Bathurst is not over in two hours or so as is an F1 race.  The camping and the BBQ's plus meeting up with old friends makes it a weekend to remember.  I met some of the drivers, something you are not usually lucky enough to do at an F1 event.  The feeling at Bathurst is more of a holiday weekend away with a fantstic touring car road race thrown in for good measure.  In my day if you arrived on the Friday it was possible to drive round the course.  Amazing to think you were driving the same track as the racing drivers. :)
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