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#1 taita cakes

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Posted 18 December 2003 - 08:02 PM

Well, i've been to America a couple of times and listenned to a lot of what you say in these forums, but i still have a lot of questions, some relate to nerf, some are just my curriosity, some ask about whether you have certain companies which i could probably looked up on the internet.... so here goes

Australia is very much a recycling country:
1) Does america have "Op Shops" [Opportunity Shops] where everyone donates all there stuff to one store and they sell it all for like $1... i think in england there called "Oxfam SHops"

2) I know America has its occasional "Yard Sale" or Garage Sale as we prefer to call it, but how often do you get one in your local area...

3) Australia has something called hard rubbish where twice a year you dump out all your hard waste, which is like everything including the kitchen sink, and you score some cool shit out of it all, does america do this and do they scavenge as much as we do [N.B. Government is now handing out fines for those caught]



Stores, SImple y/n:
1] Toy Kingdom
2] Big-W
3] Bunnings
4] Toy World


ill right back later, forgotten all my major questions, damn damn damn
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#2 Warlock

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Posted 18 December 2003 - 11:50 PM

To answer your questions to the best of my ability...

1) I believe so, they're called consignment shops here.

2) Yard sales are frequent only during certain times of the year (when the weather is awesome) and it all depends where you live. If you live in suburban New Jersey (like me) you will see tons of Garage Sales that span from Friday to Sunday. But if you live in the city, I believe you can forget about it.

3) Yeah we have a sort of "hard rubbish" thing, except it's once every month or so down here. The trash collection differs once again with wherever you live.
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Posted 19 December 2003 - 12:12 AM

Stores, SImple y/n:
1] Toy Kingdom
2] Big-W
3] Bunnings
4] Toy World

No, no, no, no.

In Southern California, I have at least 30 garage sales per weekend within a 10 mile radius of my house. Year round.

We have an oversized waste day for junk thats too big for the trash can. It differs from city to city though since most cities now contract out waste disposal to private firms.

Technically it's illegal anywhere in the US to rummage through other people's garbage but nobody ever gets in trouble for it unless you're dumpster diving in a business park or somewhere people would get nervous and call the cops.
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Posted 19 December 2003 - 05:17 PM

When I read the title, I thought it said "Amercian fags". I got really confused.
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Posted 19 December 2003 - 05:52 PM

you're dumpster diving in a business park or somewhere people would get nervous and call the cops.

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Edited by MissouriKid, 19 December 2003 - 05:55 PM.

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#6 taita cakes

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 05:26 AM

ohh sorry about the late reply, went down to beach house [no bloody computer]

do you guys actually know WTF cricket is let alone follow it???


edit [one more q]:
- umm by the way, what do you seriously think about australia...

excuse me but im jsut a very patriotic person and i enjoy hearing opinions of my country.....



edit #2:
has anyone seen Darkness Falls yet, i saw a "completely legitimate" version today and its all american, "american" people, "american" cars driving on the "american" side, in an "american" town, but i just worked out, its a completely australian cast filmed entirely in melbourne and there all putting on accents, i mean i can deal with nicole, russ and heath but an entire cast of phoneys, sorta changes your opinion of us now doesnt it, but i suppose if you want to make it big you have to cater to the yanks....

anyway, seen it??? what do you think???

Edited by taita_cakes, 21 December 2003 - 06:28 AM.

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 09:05 AM

1. I have little idea as to what cricket is and I think I speak for most of us. I haven't seen cricket coverage in our newspapers or tv news programs ever.

2. Australia is this island continent that's kind of like Canada to me. You don't really have a negative opinion about them. The only difference between the two is that US senior citizens don't paddle down to Australia for cheap prescription drugs. In short, there is no negative opinion of Australia.
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#8 Warlock

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 12:24 PM

Actually, I would really like to go to Australia once in my life. Seems like a pretty cool place.
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Posted 21 December 2003 - 12:35 PM

do you guys actually know WTF cricket is let alone follow it???


I used to. I read the rules a few times. It's really interesting.. and unusual. I tried to play it with people, but the rules confused them. So we ended up playing some modified "americanized" version of the game (no proper bowling, one batter, "foul" areas - it ended up like baseball), and it blew.

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 12:36 PM

From what I've read, Cricket is a game in which you hit a ball with a paddle.. the ball being bowled, and you wearing shingaurds for.. I dunno. Then you run?

I'm a big fan of rugby, but was confused when I heard of another sport in australia very similar... If you know what I'm talking about, could you give it a name?

I've never been to Australia, so my opinion would hypothetical..
But I do like accents...
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Posted 21 December 2003 - 03:09 PM

That'd be Aussie Rules Football, I've seen it on Fox Sports World a few times. I think Australia would be a pretty cool place to go. About the whole Darkness Falls, I think that came out a few months ago. Americans don't really care where an actor is from.

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 06:12 PM

Everything I know about OZ I learned from Elrond... er, Agent Smith... er, Mitzi in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Spent a couple pleasant weeks in NZ if I get points for reasonably close...
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#13 taita cakes

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Posted 22 December 2003 - 04:06 AM

great, just the best ambassadors for our country aren't they, a bunch of cross dressing guys in a bus touring outback bars... just fantastic....

umm yeah, no-one under 20 really follows rugby here, but theres two types, League and Union, each with there own retarded variations of the rules... pffft.... affectionately nicknamed thugby, for those who don't know, its gridiron, riced up with no padding.... and you can only pass backwards....

you know i think its a conspiracy, anything that the US sucks at they either ignore or bury deep underground by kaning in other sports... i mean, they suck at soccer and there's no chance you could beat the African and Indian countries in Cricket let alone us, one to two years back we were on a roll, we had world cups, championships i think we made 20 matches undefeated.... its a conspiracy, the one thing that you can never beat us at your country conveniantly[sp] forgets how to play and makes no effort of learning.... [/ramble]

umm yeah about Darkness Falls, i just thought it was really pathetic that Australians were playing not just acting as but acting purely for American's....
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#14 Sacapuntas Cabesa

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Posted 23 December 2003 - 12:41 AM

It'd only be funny if they were from a place that didn't speak english. Covering up accents isn't special. I think it's harder to understand southerners than it is to understand a brit or aussie.

Cricket is boring. Just like baseball.

Soccer is catching on here in highschools and such, but it hasn't became much of a spectator sport yet.
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#15 taita cakes

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Posted 23 December 2003 - 04:13 AM

ha ha ha, you just made me remember the whole Bollywood thing and how they moved all these call centers to India, and they gave them all Anglo names and they had to put on Anglo accents, really interesting program but still really funny....

umm yeah, you seriously offended me, basketball = boring, i slappa ya face
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Posted 23 December 2003 - 06:30 AM

Dude, he said baseball/


I love to play all sports, but the only sports I can stand to watch are hockey and football
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