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Old 12-02-2011, 10:59 PM   #166
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Well they had a little spit, but nothing more than would be expected.

I suspect it will be used to get your fellas trained in tropical conditions. Its also a general expression of being allies.

I'm sure the entertainment industry will be happy. We might need to bring back the Top End Stubbie - a single serve bottle of beer that holds 2.2 litres.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:40 PM   #167
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OMG 2.2 L is 0.6 US gal.
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:01 AM   #168
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Say, did you guys know that you're about to station 2,500 marines in Darwin, Australia. Damned if I know why.
Yep and China is pissed about it too.


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Old 12-03-2011, 01:02 AM   #169
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The 'War on Terror' is ongoing in Seychelles and the Philippines, that I know of, and probably a dozen I don't.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:09 AM   #170
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OMG 2.2 L is 0.6 US gal.
http://www.tallglass.com/projects/beersize/

This is a good chart for comparing your beer sizes, but the 2.2 L doesn't get a mention. Maybe Zen should contact them.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:24 AM   #171
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Say, did you guys know that you're about to station 2,500 marines in Darwin, Australia. Damned if I know why.
To be poised and ready when France surrenders Viet Nam.

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Its also a general expression of being allies.
So why doesn't Australia have a base in the US?

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The 'War on Terror' is ongoing in Seychelles and the Philippines, that I know of, and probably a dozen I don't.
And Indonesia is the largest Muslim nation in the world.
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:10 PM   #172
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Alas, the "top end stubby" was phased out a few years ago. It was a bit hard to drink it before it got warm.

I looked on youtube with no luck, but years ago I saw on TV a semi-pet Brahmin bull would walk into a bar (really), pick one of those bottles up with its mouth, tip it back, and sink the lot in about four seconds.

It's probably best not to think about what might happen next. Although, this might be why we need 2,500 marines.
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:23 AM   #173
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Since the USMC learned their basic tactics from an Aussie back in The Great War, maybe they're there for a refresher.
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:15 PM   #174
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Crocodile wrestling practise?
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:40 PM   #175
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A top secret mission involving kangaroos?
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:15 PM   #176
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Alas, the "top end stubby" was phased out a few years ago. It was a bit hard to drink it before it got warm.

I looked on youtube with no luck, but years ago I saw on TV a semi-pet Brahmin bull would walk into a bar (really), pick one of those bottles up with its mouth, tip it back, and sink the lot in about four seconds.

It's probably best not to think about what might happen next. Although, this might be why we need 2,500 marines.
I don't know what commercial you saw but this might be the bull, and this might be the bottle.

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Old 12-06-2011, 01:11 AM   #178
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Hmmmm ... maybe my memory had one of those beers.
I definitely remember a TV news snippet with the bull in the front bar, and I'm sure he drank it in WELL under a minute. I'll go up to 15 seconds, max.

Seems we have a bunch of alcoholic cattle up north. Not one of them is on the (bullock) wagon.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:12 AM   #179
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But they do like their beers cold. Friesian, even.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:46 AM   #180
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Griff just posted an interesting graph showing
daylight hours of light during the year vs latitude.

Does the equator area demonstrate the tilt of the earth towards the sun ?

Check it out...
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