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(News.com.au)   Minister wants you to shower with a friend   (news.com.au) divider line 41
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2002-10-31 09:56:15 PM  
where's the HERO tag when you need it?
 
2002-10-31 09:57:08 PM  
Save Water....Shower with a marine!


only if your a hawt chick that is!
 
HPZ [TotalFark]
2002-10-31 09:59:16 PM  
My first thought about this headline was "Minister wants you to shower with a friend, Priests want to shower with your children." This amused me.
 
2002-10-31 10:05:28 PM  
HPZ lol (and that after my comment to Ironwindow in the thread below)

question: if you are enjoying the friendly shower won't it take longer?
 
2002-10-31 10:10:19 PM  
Curious:

no i have never even heard of edwin newman....but i would be interesting in learning about his works. you know of a website?
 
2002-10-31 10:11:04 PM  
god damnit, i did it again

INTERESTED

fark im tired
 
2002-10-31 10:11:24 PM  
the family that bathes together...
 
2002-10-31 10:13:26 PM  
Or they could just give the farmers subsidies to modernize their watering methods. Nah, that'd make too much sense..
 
2002-10-31 10:15:37 PM  
"Strewth, mate, pass me the soap."

<shudder>
 
2002-10-31 10:17:02 PM  
Anytime I ever showered with someone else, it ended up making me stay in there a lot longer than I normally would.
 
2002-10-31 10:17:26 PM  
I don't think I'll ever understand Australians. They seem a laid-back sort on the one hand, but on the other hand, they cheerfully elect the most bass-ackwards social conservative politicians this side of Kandahar, resulting in the most draconian Internet-censorship laws in the world. And then, on the third hand, people like this government minister seem to get away with making remarks guaranteed to offend neo-Victorians of all stripes.

Odd bunch of people. Can't decide whether I'd get along Down Under or not.
 
2002-10-31 10:21:35 PM  
Damn.

I shower at night, hubby showers in the morning. Does this mean I need to find a friend?
 
2002-10-31 10:23:30 PM  
Camper_Bob: Please don't judge us on the government we elected... The Prime Minister we had 2 before this one, Bob Hawke, holds the world record for the fastest yard-glass of beer... now there is an Aussie PM!

[image from icm.net.au too old to be available]

The man himself
 
2002-10-31 10:25:12 PM  
Bumjube
I shower at night, hubby showers in the morning. Does this mean I need to find a friend?

I'll be your friend, Bumjube.
 
2002-10-31 10:25:23 PM  
And I must add that

they cheerfully elect the most bass-ackwards social conservative politicians this side of Kandahar

would fit better to the current US government I feel
 
2002-10-31 10:26:20 PM  
Doesn't look like he meant "friend of the opposite sex" to me...

I'll pass...and NOBODY is going to rob me of my 20 minute showers.
 
2002-10-31 10:26:42 PM  
The word "minister" in the title is horribly misleading...
 
2002-10-31 10:29:15 PM  
Bondith:

ok, 10pm, my bathroom.
 
2002-10-31 10:30:55 PM  
Ahahahaha, you see it's funny because it says minister and everyone thought it meant a priest and really it meant the Environment Minister and that's why it's funny! What, you don't think it's funny? Neither do I.
 
2002-10-31 10:31:30 PM  
Bumjube
ok, 10pm, my bathroom.

Ummm...10PM my time, or your time? Keep in mind it'll take 14 hours to get across the ocean, plus endless delays getting into and out of Vancouver and Sydney.

Yes, I've done the trip before. It woulda been quicker to go to Mars.

However, I'm willing to go through it all again to ensure that Bumjube doesn't use too much water.
 
2002-10-31 10:33:54 PM  
Bondith:

My apologies. I meant 10pm my time. 10pm your time would be sometime in the morning for me wouldn't it?
 
2002-10-31 10:35:24 PM  
Jellyfish: just to clarify, what's the actually time on the yard-o-beer record?
 
2002-10-31 10:36:09 PM  

Yeah, shower with a mate. Tops. But did anyone see this story? way cooler methinks...

Transvestite pageant busted
October 30, 2002

MALAYSIAN religious authorities had raided a transvestite beauty pageant and arrested 80 Muslim contestants and guests, officers said.

State religious officer Abdul Rahim Mahmud told AFP today that his team of men, backed by police, stormed the "Queen of Paperdolls 2002" contest on Monday night in Muar, a small town in southern Johor state.

He said the transvestites ran helter-skelter and some tried to evade arrest by hiding in secret compartments in the lounge.

Abdul Rahim would not say how many people were arrested but The Star newspaper reported that 80 of the nearly 200 transvestites, many dressed in elaborate satin gowns and jewellery, were detained.

He said those arrested would probably be charged with wearing female clothes and acting like a woman in a public place, an offence under Islamic Sharia law.

If convicted, they face a fine of up to 1000 ringgit ($470) and six months imprisonment.

Several women who were arrested were being investigated for "being at the vice den" and may be charged with behaving indecently under the same law, he said.


 
2002-10-31 10:36:49 PM  
10PM my time would be about 6PM tomorrow your time, give or take an hour.
 
2002-10-31 10:39:22 PM  
I can live with that.
 
2002-10-31 10:40:17 PM  
Uhh.... Tacos?
 
2002-10-31 10:41:18 PM  
"10-31-02 10:17:26 PM Camper_Bob
I don't think I'll ever understand Australians. They seem a laid-back sort on the one hand, but on the other hand, they cheerfully elect the most bass-ackwards social conservative politicians this side of Kandahar, resulting in the most draconian Internet-censorship laws in the world. And then, on the third hand, people like this government minister seem to get away with making remarks guaranteed to offend neo-Victorians of all stripes.

Odd bunch of people. Can't decide whether I'd get along Down Under or not."

depends, can you handle every stereotype joke being throwen your way 24/7? is so you would, and with all the elections and our government, ill think youll find most of us are too laid back to care, whos in charge, as long as we have what ever we need......
 
2002-10-31 10:53:04 PM  
Draconian internet censorship?
Meh, i haven't seen any of it. What did happen to all that controversy and stuff from the other year? There doesn't appear to be any sort of censorship that i can see... i can go to any site i like etc. Unless you mean being able to run my own online casino. I think that's a bit harder to do now.

As far as electing ass-backwards governments...
When you're basically given the choice between an ass backward government who's leader is an asshole, and an ass backward government who's leader is an even bigger asshole, then what would you choose? I know there are the other smaller parties, but they couldn't organise a blowjob in a brothel let alone run a country.

Also, don't judge a country's people by it's politicians. If we all did that then we'd have to assume all americans fools for letting dubya take hold of the helm ;)
 
2002-10-31 10:55:29 PM  
I hate my country's Liberal (with a big "l") government more on personal grounds than political. John Howard's a snivelling, boot-licking little turd, Peter Costello's a smirking, arrogant wanker, and Peter Reith looks like Mr. Sheen.

Whereas look at the Labor leaders we've had in the recent past. Paul Keating was arrogant in such a more stylish and classy way than Costello, and at least knew what he was doing, Bob Hawke was a champion piss-cutter, and Gough Whitlam was God.
 
2002-10-31 10:58:26 PM  
Bumjube
I can live with that.

Excellent. It's getting cold here, and I haven't been Down Under since 1998...although why I'd want to go to Melbourne is beyond me.

Oh yeah...showering with Bumjube.
 
2002-10-31 10:59:13 PM  
Since the article doesn't seem to explain WHY the environment minister wants people to shower together to save water:

Much of Australia's farming community is suffering from a very serious drought at the moment. The state that is mentioned in the article (Victoria) currently has water restrictions in place to help conserve water more, and ease the strain on the water supplies.
 
2002-10-31 11:09:10 PM  
I love it when I go completely off topic like that.

Somebody stop me before I do it again.
 
2002-10-31 11:20:23 PM  
Diamond_joe: The only beer drinking record I am aware of is the 2.5 pints in 11 seconds from Bob Hawke. But thats a pretty fair effort nonetheless.
 
2002-10-31 11:36:29 PM  
Ironwindow goolge produced this and and this, also this short bio.

the only list i could find of what he wrote is here. if i wasn't lazy i'd have made all those links open in new windows but not tonight. will also post this in the other thread. since you enjoy language try and find at least one of his books.
 
2002-10-31 11:50:13 PM  
Palms, red-hot pokers and flax are replacing annuals in garden beds at roundabouts. They require watering as little as once a month.

Red-hot pokers? Is this a garden or an obstacle course? And why would you need to water them? You'd need to heat them, more likely. Or else they'd just become pokers.
 
2002-11-01 12:13:09 AM  
Maybe I should print out this article and leave it on the fridge for my two female roommates to see...
 
2002-11-01 01:28:46 AM  
Lets remember another great Australian political idea: Populate or perish... is this new one killing two birds with one stone?
 
2002-11-01 01:28:47 AM  
I had a female room mate once. She had a bust larger than my head. She wandered into my room once wearing two towels. Nothing ever came of it.

I miss her. She was clean and she kept to herself, and didn't leave congealed rice all over the kitchen.
 
2002-11-01 01:47:00 AM  
"Ms Garbutt said shared showers did not have to be restricted to couples in a relationship. "Find a sympathetic friend," she suggested."

[image from images.google.com too old to be available]
"Dude, too bad about genetics...ha-ha!"
 
2002-11-01 02:59:48 AM  
Bloody hell, the government's telling us how to shower now?

How about they keep their noses outta my shower and start shooting at the assclowns who insist on watering their cement driveways for 3 hours every afternoon in the middle of summer.
 
2002-11-01 04:38:39 AM  
I think we should make this universal law RIGHT NOW!


(I have a REALLY cute neighbor) All I need is an excuse

Duffman says, oh yeah!
 
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