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Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th December 2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 634
Posted By rondo
Re: Man 1 Kangaroo 0

Roos can be really dangerous. One kick can knock you down or rip your guts open.

I don't think the guy meant to hurt it, just stun it. He is a zookeeper so I'm sure he knew what he was doing.
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Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th May 2016, 03:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By rondo
Re: Booking International Travel Packages

Expedia worked well for me.
I saved a few hundred with them booking flight+hotel together on my last international trip.

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th May 2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By rondo
Re: RIP Prince

So good

Purple Rain (Prince and The Revolution) cover by Eva Vergilova - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th May 2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By rondo
Re: gotta say......... not too bad

Sounds great. His voice suits ACDC very well.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st April 2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By rondo
Re: 14 Login Attempts

I find the easiest way to login is to hit the "Post Reply" button at the end of a thread and login there. Works every time for me.

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th April 2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,360
Posted By rondo
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

Ron regardless of who actually paid for Whatever's eye surgery on the day, his treatment cost far less under our universal healthcare system than it would under yours.

So I don't understand why...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd April 2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By rondo
Re: Eng vs Nz

T20 is a short (half-day), fast game of cricket. The world cup tournament is on.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty20

The West Indies just beat England in the final.


Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st March 2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By rondo
Re: Ronnie Corbett, Best Known For The Two Ronnies, Dies Aged 85

RIP Ronnie
Did Ronnie Corbett Buy Four Candles? - Would I Lie To You? Series 4 Episode 5 Preview - BBC One - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th March 2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By rondo
Re: Axl rose to replace Brian Johnson in AC/DC?

Lemmy would have been awesome.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th March 2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By rondo
Re: Axl rose to replace Brian Johnson in AC/DC?

They could have retired rich 20 years ago. The tour is happening whether we like it or not.

I'm trying to think of a new singer for the tour (other than Axl). He should be of legendary status,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th March 2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By rondo
Re: Axl rose to replace Brian Johnson in AC/DC?

Yeah but his voice is a good fit.

Who else would you suggest??

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th March 2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,450
Posted By rondo
Re: Which flag would you choose?

Decision made: No change to flag.

Flag referendum results: Kiwis vote to retain the current New Zealand flag | Stuff.co.nz...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st March 2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By rondo
Re: who will win worldT20

Is that the new name for the NZ cricket team?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th February 2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By rondo
Re: Another Day in Melbourne.

You mean James Packer. Kerry is no longer with us!

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th February 2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By rondo
Re: The Death of Fun in Sydney

Kay, I think that thread was about the Gold Coast which is 500+ miles north of Sydney.

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st February 2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By rondo
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st January 2016, 01:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By rondo
Re: Has The Gig Economy Reached A Tipping Point?

Tech-wise maybe not far away, but regulation-wise a looong way away I think.

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st January 2016, 01:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By rondo
Re: Has The Gig Economy Reached A Tipping Point?

I think Uber is just getting started. It might be established in the US but it's going global. For example it has only just become legal in 2 states here in Oz.

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th January 2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By rondo
Re: RIP Glenn Frey

He also wrote and sang this classic from Miami Vice

Glenn Frey - You Belong To The City - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th January 2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,653
Posted By rondo
Re: How to Read Your Losing Powerball Ticket

This Powerball draw is being promoted here in Oz now.

Record $US1.5 billion Powerball draw now open to Australian punters
How to buy tickets for the US Powerball lottery from Australia...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th January 2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 927
Posted By rondo
Re: How Americans Got So Fat, in Charts

Really?? No cordial over there?
In Australia every kid grows up drinking cordial.

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th January 2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By rondo
Re: RIP Lemmy

Motorhead fans petition for new heavy metal element to be named Lemmium
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Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th December 2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By rondo
Re: Today's hoverboard mishaps:

Changed that link. Thanks.

I feel sorry for the Filipino priest. I thought he was cool.

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th December 2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By rondo
Today's hoverboard mishaps:

Filipino priest suspended for riding hoverboard during Christmas Eve mass - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th December 2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 6,676
Posted By rondo
Re: States with higher minimum wage laws show faster job growth rates

Nope. They don't. Not in proportion anyway - They don't buy 500 cars or 500 homes. Just a few of each. This is why 'trickle down' doesn't work. Much of their money remains sheltered somewhere,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th December 2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 6,676
Posted By rondo
Re: States with higher minimum wage laws show faster job growth rates

So let's put these economists on minimum wages.

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th November 2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,175
Posted By rondo
Re: Official 2015-16 NFL Thread

This is how it's done.

First All Blacks Haka of Rugby World Cup 2015 - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th November 2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,450
Posted By rondo
Re: Which flag would you choose?

Yep. I feel the same way when they talk of changing our flag.

Although I have heard from my Kiwi friends that a change is quite popular over there. Is that not right?

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th November 2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By rondo
Re: RIP Jonah Lomu

That's really sad news.
What an amazing rugby player he was.
RIP.

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th November 2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,450
Posted By rondo
Re: Which flag would you choose?

Yes. Number 3 The Koru, is probably my second choice.

I do like the silver ferns too, but don't like the fern designs in these flags. I prefer the NZ Rugby silver fern.

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th November 2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,450
Posted By rondo
Which flag would you choose?

New Zealand will soon be voting for a new national flag.
Which one do you like?

I like number 2. The Red Peak.
You can read more info about the flags here...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th November 2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 725
Posted By rondo
Re: Who Is The Genius, Jobs Or Woz?

Woz is the genius - He's becoming an Aussie!

Woz will be an Aussie, but Apple co-founder is unlikely to be a Rich Lister...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th November 2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By rondo
Re: Australian slang I learned today

Here's a big list of Aussie slang words
Australian slang dictionary (http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html)


Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd November 2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By rondo
Re: And Now The Melbourne Cup

Wow.

Michelle Payne became the first ever woman jockey to win the Melbourne Cup when she pulled off a 100-1 shock to win Australia's greatest race aboard Prince of Penzance.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st November 2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By rondo
Re: Australian Rugby star Haynes gets Cut from 49ers, Not good enough for the BIG boys ;)

The San Francisco 49ers might regret firing Jarryd Hayne with two of their three running backs injured in their 27-6 loss to the St Louis Rams.

Jarryd Hayne back in the frame as injury-hit San...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st October 2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By rondo
Re: TransTasman Final

Good game ABs. Well deserved win.

But that moron ref needs to go.

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st October 2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By rondo
Re: Australian Rugby star Haynes gets Cut from 49ers, Not good enough for the BIG boys ;)

I think he should switch to Rugby(Union). His talent is being wasted in the NFL.

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th October 2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By rondo
Re: TransTasman Final

Aussies in good form now. Should be a cracker.


Good Haka v SA

All Blacks lay down the Haka v Springboks - YouTube

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th October 2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By rondo
Re: Illinois gives lottery winners IOUs

Winnings are tax-free here too.

My state actually sold their state lottery company a few years ago to raise funds.
I didn't support that move, but if Illinois really can't pay up then maybe they...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th October 2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By rondo
Re: Lame inventions of the 80,..Well,some Are?

This is the one I had. Source (http://www.amstereo.org/portable.htm)

http://www.amstereo.org/f16-0.jpg
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th October 2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,175
Posted By rondo
Re: Official 2015-16 NFL Thread

The 49ers have a few million new fans here in Oz now that Jarryd Hayne (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarryd_Hayne) is playing for them.
He was a big NRL star here. One of the best. Before he...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th October 2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By rondo
Re: Lame inventions of the 80,..Well,some Are?

My Sony Walkman came with AM Stereo!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th October 2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,320
Posted By rondo
Re: These 10 Countries Are The Most Prosperous In The World, And They Don’t Include The U.S.

Universal health care is freedom.

Even though I rarely use it, I wouldn't want to live without it.

I thought it was pretty sad the Oregon shooting survivors need to crowdfund their 6-figure...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th October 2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By rondo
Re: Drive for $$$

Maybe. Uber is still not quite legal here in Sydney. Last week 40 drivers had their cars deregistered, but there are 1000's more drivers taking a chance.

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th October 2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By rondo
Re: The Festival Of The Boot

Although I completely forgot to listen to Roy and HG. Were they good tonight?

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th October 2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By rondo
Re: The Festival Of The Boot

I think that was probably the best NRL grand final I've ever seen. Amazing game.

So glad for JT and the Cowboys.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd October 2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By rondo
Re: The Festival Of The Boot

I'd like to see the Cowboys win the NRL.

Don't really follow the AFL.

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th September 2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,143
Posted By rondo
Re: This Is Why Australians Hate Starbucks

You had a point?? "Who cares????" is not a point.

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th September 2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,143
Posted By rondo
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th September 2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,143
Posted By rondo
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th September 2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,143
Posted By rondo
Re: This Is Why Australians Hate Starbucks

Apparently the Australian 7/11 franchise owner bought the remaining Starbucks stores and wants to relaunch the brand here. Good luck to him.

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th September 2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,143
Posted By rondo
This Is Why Australians Hate Starbucks

Unlike almost every other country in the developed world, Australia does not do Starbucks. The international coffee monolith launched its first Sydney cafe in 2000 before opening a further 84 outlets...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th September 2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,199
Posted By rondo
Re: The Latest End Of The World Date: September 23rd 2015

Past few days? The book suggesting another crash was published 3 years ago!

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th September 2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,199
Posted By rondo
Re: The Latest End Of The World Date: September 23rd 2015

I've been reading about the Shemitah, the Jewish sabbath year which occurs every 7 years. Sept 13 sees the end of this Shemitah year, and historically this coincides with a market plunge or other...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th August 2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By rondo
Re: Remember the Mid-Size Ford Ranger?

Very popular here in Oz. Designed by Ford Australia too, I believe.
But I do wish the F series was still sold here.

Andrew
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th August 2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By rondo
Re: Australia's Nanny State: A Case Of Arrested Development?

The article is true.
And I'm suprised this guy wasn't arrested for hitch hiking last week.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/08/14/12/2B5B2F2400000578-3197428-image-m-20_1439551555648.jpg
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