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(The Age)   Australian man patents the wheel   ( divider line
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2001-07-02 12:19:21 AM  
Thankfully he did this out of spite. I would honestly reconsider living in this world if he was serious.
2001-07-02 12:21:48 AM  
I don't know anything about patents, but if you follow the "realfooty" link in the left nav, you'll get all of the Australian Rules Football news you need.
2001-07-02 12:34:05 AM  
aussie rules rocks socks.
2001-07-02 01:05:02 AM  
Petty patent petty patent petty patent.
2001-07-02 01:27:18 AM  
The wheel is no kind of invention. Rocks roll, heads roll, all kinds of stuff rolls. The really important invention is Ta-dA! The axle! That and beer.
2001-07-02 03:54:56 AM  
and FARK...and beer
2001-07-02 04:12:45 AM  
AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!! We play football WITHOUT helmets!!
2001-07-02 04:21:29 AM  
doesn't everybody play football without helmets except americans?
2001-07-02 04:24:36 AM  
Australians with wheels - they'll be giving them the vote next.
2001-07-02 04:26:38 AM  
and BOOBIES.... and beer.

I heard Dubya invented the wheel....

- I'll have mine to go, please....
2001-07-02 05:14:41 AM  
everyone plays footy without helmets but the americans, but us aussie play aussie rules without helmets! clearly the best way to go about playing football....
Aussie rules rocks!
2001-07-02 05:50:37 AM  

What's he trying to do? Copy the Americans?
2001-07-02 06:00:35 AM  
If so, I'm sure it's not deliberate.
2001-07-02 10:51:03 AM  
I don't know why Americans wear helmets while playing football... we don't have out of control fans that stampede players to death when the team loses. We have players that hire people to kill their pregnant girl friends, and rape strippers... and soliciate underage girls... mmmm, American sports rock.
2001-07-02 01:14:49 PM  
So what was the greatest thing before sliced bread?
2001-07-02 01:16:03 PM  
Can a soccer (football, whatever) player make $10,000,000 a year over seas? I really don't know, but I would be surprised if they do. I've watched Australian rules football, and those guys play hard. However, I never saw guys take hits in that or soccer the way I've seen NFL players collide. In my opinion, they are all crazy, but I think the American football players make much more money, so at least they're not stupid.
2001-07-02 02:43:34 PM  
The greatest thing before sliced bread... Hm. Meat?
2001-07-02 02:43:52 PM  
Ham! That's it! It's HAM, isn't it!
2001-07-02 02:59:02 PM  
I played Footy when I was living in Australia (way back in '79) I got in trouble for being too rough on the field. When I first started playing, I tackled the opponents like I did playing our football. I got ejected from the game for being "too rough."
2001-07-02 07:09:32 PM  
Mudfoot, there are a soccer players who make money comparable to the money that american athletes get. Plus the transfer rates for soccer players in Europe are pretty crazy.
2001-07-02 08:00:05 PM  
yes, i was the greatest thing before sliced bread. and how i hate that evil bread for stealing my glory.
2001-07-02 10:41:08 PM  
Wasn't the knife the greatest thing before sliced bread? Without it, you couldn't slice the bread (or the meat, for that matter).
2001-07-02 11:37:45 PM  
The Earl of Sandwich knows...

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