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Old 12-31-2007, 07:47 PM   #81
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I saw that his widow said that they watch a video of Steve every morning. Gosh! Is that brainwashing the kids or what?
I was about the age of Steve Irwin's son when my dad died in an accident. I have some pictures of him and people tell me how much I look like him. Truth is, I have no memory of him at all. I would love to have a video of my dad, actually enough of them to get an idea of who my dad was...his personality...how he related to me, etc. Mom was very young when Dad died. As I got older and started asking questions about Dad, Mom would tell me he was in Heaven, then the tears always strated. I stopped asking questions. What a gift the Irwin children have with his videos, especially the ones where the Irwins toured the US National Parks with their children. I know this is looking at the coin from the other side, but I think his videos have great value for the children.

Who knows whether Bendi, Jungle Girl will continue, but it probably seems rather normal to Bendi. I hope Terri always has the best interest of the children in mind and wish the best to all of them.
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:59 PM   #82
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Oh, and my father called them "go-aheads", but that was just him - - I don't think anybody else called them that.

I use several different terms for open-toed, flip-floppish sandal shoes. And to me, they're all different.
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I only know of one person that calls them thongs. For everyone else, they're flip flops. Of course, flip flops aren't sandals.
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When I was growing up in Hawaii, in the mid-20th Century, the teens I knew called them "zori's". If you called them anything else, the other teens would tease you and say you sounded like a coast haole. I guess our parents called them flip-flops or slippers.

Oh, and my father called them "go-aheads", but that was just him - - I don't think anybody else called them that.
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I use several different terms for open-toed, flip-floppish sandal shoes. And to me, they're all different.
LOL!!! Now you've got me totally mixed up. I'll take your word on it!
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Put me down for zori too. That's what my family called them.
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:53 PM   #85
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Aussies have worn literally millions of the plain rubber ones.

Mine are a bit more patriotic....








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That's because if you wore a thongs on your feet people would look at you funny. Not to mention they don't make very good foot wear. Other than being rather sexy I don't see how they make very effective underwear either.
My attitude to (underwear) thongs: why bother?
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My attitude to (underwear) thongs: why bother?
It just irritates me when my niece bends over in her low tight jeans and that thong thingie shows. No dignity there!

Oh, nice floor sweetlip.
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Oh, nice floor sweetlip.

Thanks. It looks real, doesn't it?
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America vs Australia - cultural differences

Crazy American culture. I had a dream last night my investment book was called 'Bad tipper - how to make your fortune by 40'.
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Hahaha! I can identify with a lot of what is written there.

The last line is so true ...

"We don't boo Yanks because we think they are better than us. We boo yanks because they think they are better than us." Nicole Beatty - Australian




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Looks like this thread could be heading for a flameout...
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Looks like this thread could be heading for a flameout...
Only if people are so on edge that they take life too seriously....


We all have to understand that Aussies and Yanks are different in so many ways.

For instance, today I shall spend all day watching day two of the five day cricket test match between Australia and India. How many Yanks will have the patience to spend five days watching a single sporting event.


...and this is the second of five tests this summer. (A test match is the big test of cricketing prowess between countries. Other shorter one-day forms of the game exist where the players wear colored uniforms etc but in a test match, certain things are sacred - like the players all wear white shirts and long pants - just like tennis players used to do a century ago. )

Aussies are the best cricket players in the world and have won the last fifteen test matches against other countries in a row. We simply love to beat the Poms. The West Indians used to be the world's best and they were awesome but then they became corrupted by American basketball and not so many kinds there want to play cricket now.

Vive la difference between us, I say.
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Definately....

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