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    For the Aussies

    Anyone recognize the jolly man in my new avatar?

    Bike related content... riding through Australia was great, and knowing that the jolly man in my avatar was right around the corner in many of the towns we stayed it made the bad days a lot better.
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    ohh, he lives up the road from me Lots of them around.....he reminds me of that pringle guy.

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    It was great, we were on a school trip so we could use code for the liquor store. "Hey have you met the Innkeeper?" Or "I shook the Innkeeper's hand last night" etc... By the end of the trip, we were all pretty good friends with him

    He does look suspiciously like the Pringles guy. We just thought it was funny that they would use a lovable cartoon character for a liquor store. However, the adult store called "Good Vibrations" and the restaurant called "Phuket Thai" were pretty darn funny too!
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    I was surprised to see XXXX over the doorway of so many shops in QLD, and nothing to read inside. That's my joke. Few will get it, most won't.

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    QLD to humid for me....and thats not a joke

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    Quote Originally Posted by seely
    Anyone recognize the jolly man in my new avatar?

    Bike related content... riding through Australia was great, and knowing that the jolly man in my avatar was right around the corner in many of the towns we stayed it made the bad days a lot better.
    Yeah the shop is down from my place. i think the shop is called Duncans Liquor or something, lol yeah and he does look some like the Pringle guy, i just relised that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_neon
    QLD to humid for me....and thats not a joke
    Mate, the missus says next move is to the US, to a state that gets snow 5 months out of the year. NSW is too humid for me. QLD was nice, even in October. But I had just come from snow in NZ, so maybe this seppo didn't know better. Also, once I figured out the whole XXXX it was all good. Drive through!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_neon
    QLD to humid for me....and thats not a joke
    Me too.

    BTW, it's only called XXXX because they can't spell "beer".
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    lol very old joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sS-bEn
    lol very old joke.
    Dude, I live here. It's no joke.
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    Do you play cane toad golf?

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    Yeah, he looks familiar but that's all, sorry.
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    I didn't realise there were so many Aussies outside of The Aussie Thread. How come you guys don't contribute to their online hooliganism?

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    Is a pint of XXXX eight-X ?
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    I'm the sole responsible Australian. and yes I do feel like an outcast
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianB
    Is a pint of XXXX eight-X ?
    Maybe ask these guys?

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    The only reason they have Four Xs is that the company executives couldn't spell "four". Indeed, I'm grateful for the spell checker
    School years were the best days of my life. I used to get caned by middle aged women wearing high heels, stocking and glasses. Now I have to pay for it.

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    yeah, the drive-thrus are wonderful.

    forget xxxx, mountain goat is the best in melly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    Do you play cane toad golf?
    I'd like to one day. Alas, not many of them come into the city.

    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    I didn't realise there were so many Aussies outside of The Aussie Thread. How come you guys don't contribute to their online hooliganism?
    In my case, time constraints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris L
    I'd like to one day. Alas, not many of them come into the city.
    You don't whack 'em over the fence into NSW? I never saw the commercial, but I wish I did. The only parts of QLD I've seen around around that Japanese city. What's it called? Cairns? Yeah, that's it. I stayed at Half Moon Bay, in Yorkey's Knob. Nice place. Did the whole tourist thing: reef, outback, rainforest, croc farm, pub crawl, night zoo, etc. If I hadn't met a great Newcastle girl, I could have stayed up there.

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    I was always under the impression more people played Cane Toad Soccer.
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    Good point. Even a cheap club ain't that cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaagenDas
    I was always under the impression more people played Cane Toad Soccer.
    I think you'll find it's now called 'football'.

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    Thanks for the update.
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    So any Sydney siders???? Has your bridge fallen down yet?

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