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34 minutes ago, romberg flat said:

 

With all due respect for the serious situation, I cannot resist not noticing that this is a unique case of the original being imported from China to Italy, and then a copy from Italy spread around the world.

That metaphor with the fiddle world is pretty funny. (But I may need to withdraw this comment if too many grouchy folks are offended.) ;)

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52 minutes ago, romberg flat said:

 

With all due respect for the serious situation, I cannot resist not noticing that this is a unique case of the original being imported from China to Italy, and then a copy from Italy spread around the world.

Curious that they haven’t designated it as original American cultural heritage yetB)

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13 hours ago, Rue said:

Just for fun...if a bit of black? humor is okay:

https://factcheck.afp.com/costco-not-recalling-bath-tissue-due-novel-coronavirus-contamination

You'd think, if someone is going to all this trouble to hoax - they'd use spell-check....

Very amusing - but how do you use tissue in the bath? :D

If we stop laughing we're done for!  There's a particularly black streak through Australian humour, this Stan Cross cartoon is famous:

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but I think my favorite comes from WW1.  An English officer is talking to a Digger (slang for Aussie soldiers, who are still the exemplar for Laconic) in the front line trenches in France  :

Officer: My man, did you come here to die?

Digger: (in broad Oz accent) No mate, I came here yesterdie.

Keep smiling (there's bugger all else we can do),

Tim

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On 3/15/2020 at 10:35 PM, TimRobinson said:

Very amusing - but how do you use tissue in the bath? :D

If we stop laughing we're done for!  There's a particularly black streak through Australian humour,.................

Remembering your comment in another thread about the koalas being decimated by the bush fires, has that had any effect on the drop bears?  :huh:

https://australianmuseum.net.au/learn/animals/mammals/drop-bear/

 

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I'm not aware of any recent attacks being reported.  Much of its habitat of the dense forests in the Great Dividing Range have been destroyed by fire.  However, they devious bastards and have probably grouped up in pockets of unburnt forest to take  advantage of the recent heavy rain by breeding ready to repopulate.  The great worry is that they will, like foxes, adapt to the urban environment.  We will then not only have to worry about kangaroos on the road when we drive in the cities, but wear helmets to protect us from another attack from the air. In spring the native Magpie is a constant threat:

It's always exciting in Australia.  We live thirteen minutes drive from the Sydney Opera House and there are four or five species in the nature reserve behind our house that can kill you.  At least you can usually see the these these threats...

Stay well,

Tim

 

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