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Aussie Meme [Dec. 7th, 2008|11:58 pm]
dalekboy
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I thought I'd make some small changes to the rather American-centric meme that circulated recently. Oh, it had stuff from other places in the World, but there was an awful lot of US stuff there. Once I started though, I decided instead that it should become a really Australian meme. So here you are...



Mark which of the following you've experienced...

1. Heard a kookaburra in person
2. Slept under the stars
3. Seen a koala.
4. Visited Melbourne
5. Watched a summer thunderstorm
6. Worn a pair of thongs
7. Been to Uluru (Ayer's Rock).

8. Visited Cape York
9. Held a snake
10. Sang along with Khe San
11. Drank VB
12. Visited Sydney

13. Have seen a shark
14. Have used Aussie slang naturally in a conversation
15. Had an actual conversation with an indigenous Australian (aboriginal).
16. Eaten hot chips from the bag at the beach

17. Walked/climbed over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
18. Used an outside dunny, and checked under the seat before sitting down
19. Seen Chloe in Young & Jackson's.
20. Slept on an overnight train or bus
21. Been to Sydney's Mardi Gras

22. Have gone bush-bashing
23. Taken a sickie
24. Been to see a game of Aussie Rules football
25. Have seen wild camels

26. Gone skinny dipping.
27. Had a Tim Tam Slam
28. Ridden in a tram in Melbourne
29. Been at an ANZAC day Dawn Service.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Held a wombat
32. Been on a roadtrip of 800km or more
33. Seen the Great Australian Bight in person
34. Had a really bad sunburn
35. Visited an aboriginal community
36. Seen a redback spider
37. Have watched Paul Hogan
38. Seen Blue Poles in person
39. Wandered barefoot in the bush/outback
40. Eaten Vegemite
41. Thrown a boomerang

42. Seen the Kimberlies
43. Given a hitch-hiker a lift
44. Been to Perth
45. Have tried Lemon, Lime and Bitters
46. Tried playing a didgeridoo

47. Seen dinosaur footprints
48. Eaten Tim Tams
49. Been to Darwin
50. Touched a kangaroo
51. Visted the Great Barrier Reef
52. Listened to Kevin Bloody Wilson
53. Killed a Cane Toad
54. Gone to a drive-in theatre
55. Have read and own books by Australian authors
56. Visited Adelaide
57. Know the story behind "Eternity"
58. Been camping
59. Visited Brisbane
60. Been in an outback pub
61. Know what the term "Waltzing Matilda" actually means
62. Gone whale watching.
63. Listened to Slim Dusty
64. Own five or more Australian movies or TV series
65. Sang along to Down Under
66. Have stopped specifically to look at an historic marker by the side of the road.

67. Eaten a 4'n'20 pie
68. Surfed at Bondi
69. Watched the cricket on Boxing Day
70. Visited Hobart
71. Eaten kangaroo
72. Seen a quokka
73. Visited Canberra
74. Visited rainforests
75. Used a Victa lawnmower

76. Travelled on a tram in Adelaide
77. Watch canefields burning.
78. Used a Hills hoist
79. Visited the Olgas
80. Used native Australian plants in cooking

81. Visited the snow
82. Chosen a side in Holden VS Ford
83. Visited the desert
84. Been water skiing
85. Read The Phantom
86. Visited Parliament House

87. Gone spotlighting or pig-shooting
88. Crossed the Nullarbor
89. Avoided swimming in areas because of crocodiles
90. Listened to AC/DC.
91. Called someone a dag
92. Voted in a Federal Election
93. Have been swimming and stayed between the flags
94. Had a possum in your roof
95. Visited the outback
96. Travelled over corrugated roads.
97. Hit a kangaroo while driving
98. Been well outside any mobile phone coverage
99. Seen an emu.
100. Have woken to the smell of bushfires
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[User Picture]From: robinpen
2008-12-07 11:28 pm (UTC)
Nice meme, Danny. I hope it travels.
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[User Picture]From: rendragon
2008-12-07 11:33 pm (UTC)
1. Heard a kookaburra in person
3. Seen a koala.
4. Visited Melbourne
5. Watched a summer thunderstorm
6. Worn a pair of thongs
8. Visited Cape York (Not Quite - got to Daintree)
9. Held a snake
10. Sang along with Khe San
12. Visited Sydney
13. Have seen a shark
14. Have used Aussie slang naturally in a conversation
16. Eaten hot chips from the bag at the beach
18. Used an outside dunny, and checked under the seat before sitting down
19. Seen Chloe in Young & Jackson's.
22. Have gone bush-bashing
23. Taken a sickie
24. Been to see a game of Aussie Rules football
26. Gone skinny dipping.
27. Had a Tim Tam Slam
28. Ridden in a tram in Melbourne
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
32. Been on a roadtrip of 800km or more
34. Had a really bad sunburn
35. Visited an aboriginal community
36. Seen a redback spider
37. Have watched Paul Hogan
40. Eaten Vegemite
45. Have tried Lemon, Lime and Bitters
48. Eaten Tim Tams
50. Touched a kangaroo
51. Visted the Great Barrier Reef
52. Listened to Kevin Bloody Wilson
54. Gone to a drive-in theatre
55. Have read and own books by Australian authors
56. Visited Adelaide
57. Know the story behind "Eternity"
58. Been camping
59. Visited Brisbane
61. Know what the term "Waltzing Matilda" actually means
63. Listened to Slim Dusty
65. Sang along to Down Under
67. Eaten a 4'n'20 pie
69. Watched the cricket on Boxing Day
70. Visited Hobart
71. Eaten kangaroo
73. Visited Canberra
74. Visited rainforests
78. Used a Hills hoist
81. Visited the snow
82. Chosen a side in Holden VS Ford
84. Been water skiing
90. Listened to AC/DC.
91. Called someone a dag
92. Voted in a Federal Election
93. Have been swimming and stayed between the flags
94. Had a possum in your roof
96. Travelled over corrugated roads.
98. Been well outside any mobile phone coverage
99. Seen an emu.
100. Have woken to the smell of bushfires
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[User Picture]From: ariaflame
2008-12-08 03:32 am (UTC)
Have you bolded any of these?
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-12-08 03:57 am (UTC)
Rendragon just picked out the ones she had done and didn't include the ones she hadn't.
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[User Picture]From: ariaflame
2008-12-08 05:35 am (UTC)
Doh. Didn't look at the numbers.
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[User Picture]From: nevryn
2008-12-08 02:33 am (UTC)
You've never gone skinny dipping?
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[User Picture]From: mireille21
2008-12-08 03:30 am (UTC)
That was my question too.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-12-08 03:59 am (UTC)
Nope! I think of skinny-dipping as swimming somewhere where clothing is not considered optional, and I have only been naked in the water at nude beaches.

And all you people who said I'd be arrested for public nudity! ha!
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[User Picture]From: mireille21
2008-12-08 06:02 am (UTC)
Well as someone who has done her best Lady Godiva impersonation, run naked across the lawn at Melb Uni, and gone swimming in a pool in Tassie that was *way* too cold, I guess I can't argue with that. Seems they were the good ol' days though, I haven't gone naked in public for about 10 years. Maybe if I were to grow my hair long again...
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-12-08 06:15 am (UTC)
Maybe if I were to grow my hair long again...

To cover nipples, or can you get it really long? :)
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[User Picture]From: mireille21
2008-12-08 09:16 am (UTC)
It was really long last time. But I destroyed all photographic evidence because I was going into a respectable career as a teacher (plus they were pretty crap truth be told) so I wouldn't mind having another go one day.
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[User Picture]From: ariaflame
2008-12-08 03:33 am (UTC)
I certainly had difficulty getting it in the UK, had to explain to the girl behind the bar how to make it. (On the plus side they charged me the effective price of a lemonade)
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-12-08 04:01 am (UTC)
Yep! It started as a post-golf drink.
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[User Picture]From: vegetus
2008-12-17 08:46 am (UTC)
LLB is difficult to get in many places (the bar staff look at you very strangely here in UK/Europe) though in Fiji it goes by the name of a "Chapmans"
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[User Picture]From: mireille21
2008-12-08 03:24 am (UTC)
Ah, but you missed "Watch canefields burning." Which I have done. I'm not sure they harvest them that way anymore. Found something safer I think. Sigh!
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[User Picture]From: leecetheartist
2008-12-08 03:42 am (UTC)
I think they still do burn the canefields, don't they?
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[User Picture]From: sjl
2008-12-08 04:25 am (UTC)
Some, at least, of the cane ends up at a powerplant where it's burnt for electricity.

Dunno if they burn the field or not.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-12-08 05:17 am (UTC)
It's in now! There was room for it because, being tired, I somehow missed having a #77!
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[User Picture]From: mireille21
2008-12-08 06:03 am (UTC)
Woohoo!
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[User Picture]From: rachelholkner
2008-12-08 04:20 am (UTC)
Where's 77?
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-12-08 05:18 am (UTC)
hehehehehe! I was tired!

It's in now, and it about burning cane fields!
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[User Picture]From: jeriendhal
2008-12-08 11:09 am (UTC)

Found this on my friendslist and gave it a try

Not that I've actually been to Australia, but I've done these things.

1. Heard a kookaburra in person
2. Slept under the stars
3. Seen a koala. In a zoo...
4. Visited Melbourne
5. Watched a summer thunderstorm
6. Worn a pair of thongs
7. Been to Uluru (Ayer's Rock).
8. Visited Cape York
9. Held a snake
10. Sang along with Khe San
11. Drank VB
12. Visited Sydney.
13. Have seen a shark At the National Aquarium...
14. Have used Aussie slang naturally in a conversation
15. Had an actual conversation with an indigenous Australian (aboriginal).
16. Eaten hot chips from the bag at the beach Boardwalk Fries in a cup at Ocean City, but I think that counts.
17. Walked/climbed over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
18. Used an outside dunny, and checked under the seat before sitting down
19. Seen Chloe in Young & Jackson's.
20. Slept on an overnight train or bus
21. Been to Sydney's Mardi Gras
22. Have gone bush-bashing.
23. Taken a sickie.
24. Been to see a game of Aussie Rules football
25. Have seen wild camels
26. Gone skinny dipping.
27. Had a Tim Tam Slam (Have a what?)
28. Ridden in a tram in Melbourne
29. Been at an ANZAC day Dawn Service.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Held a wombat
32. Been on a roadtrip of 800km or more Not since I was sixteen and we were going to South Dakota.
33. Seen the Great Australian Bight in person
34. Had a really bad sunburn
35. Visited an aboriginal community
36. Seen a redback spider
37. Have watched Paul Hogan Not in person, but I have seen Crocodile Dundee (unfortunately)
38. Seen Blue Polls in person
39. Wandered barefoot in the bush/outback
40. Eaten Vegemite
41. Thrown a boomerang
42. Seen the Kimberlies
43. Given a hitch-hiker a lift
44. Been to Perth
45. Have tried Lemon, Lime and Bitters
46. Tried playing a didgeridoo
47. Seen dinosaur footprints
48. Eaten Tim Tams
49. Been to Darwin
50. Touched a kangaroo
51. Visted the Great Barrier Reef
52. Listened to Kevin Bloody Wilson
53. Killed a Cane Toad
54. Gone to a drive-in theatre. .
55. Have read and own books by Australian authors I have dead tree issues of Terinu so as far as I'm concerned, they count.
56. Visited Adelaide
57. Know the story behind "Eternity" (whut?)
58. Been camping
59. Visited Brisbane
60. Been in an outback pub
61. Know what the term "Waltzing Matilda" actually means
62. Gone whale watching.
63. Listened to Slim Dusty
64. Own five or more Australian movies or TV series
65. Sang along to Down Under Where women go and men plunder!
66. Have stopped specifically to look at an historic marker by the side of the road.
67. Eaten a 4'n'20 pie
68. Surfed at Bondi
69. Watched the cricket on Boxing Day
70. Visited Hobart
71. Eaten kangaroo. (Eww!)
72. Seen a quokka And fed them red cordial and beetle grubs. They were enthusiastic for both.
73. Visited Canberra
74. Visited rainforests
75. Used a Victa lawnmower
76. Travelled on a tram in Adelaide
78. Used a Hills hoist
79. Visited the Olgas
80. Used native Australian plants in cooking
81. Visited the snow I live in Maryland, it visits us occasionally.
82. Chosen a side in Holden VS Ford
83. Visited the desert The South Dakota Badlands certainly qualify
84. Been water skiing
85. Read The Phantom
86. Visited Parliament House
87. Gone spotlighting or pig-shooting
88. Crossed the Nullarbor
89. Avoided swimming in areas because of crocodiles
90. Listened to AC/DC.
91. Called someone a dag
92. Voted in a Federal Election Not an Australian one, admittedly...
93. Have been swimming and stayed between the flags
94. Had a possum in your roof
95. Visited the outback
96. Travelled over corrugated roads.
97. Hit a kangaroo while driving
98. Been well outside any mobile phone coverage I live outside mobile coverage.
99. Seen an emu. At the zoo.
100. Have woken to the smell of bushfires
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[User Picture]From: stephbg
2008-12-08 11:58 am (UTC)
I'm looking forward to doing this one myself, but there's a noteable absense of visits to Big Things.

For the record, I've been to the Big Pineapple, but not the Big Banana.
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[User Picture]From: davidcook
2008-12-09 12:44 pm (UTC)
49/100 ... I'll have to try harder, clearly !
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[User Picture]From: bunnikins
2008-12-09 03:43 pm (UTC)
Hey Danny, your meme is all over my friendslist! I'd link you, but most of the entries are locked...I didn't realise you'd written it til now, I'm reading my flist backwards again...:)
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