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(CNN)   Australia declares a national "Whacking Day" to reduce the chazzwasser population   (cnn.com) divider line 177
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2008-04-02 02:16:37 PM
They're in the lifts and the lorries and all over the malonga goolachuck.
 
2008-04-02 02:24:36 PM
The toads were imported from South America to Australia's northeastern state of Queensland in 1935 in a failed attempt to control beetles on sugar cane plantations.

The fools! Didn't they know they were supposed to introduce gorillas next, which would then freeze to death?
 
2008-04-02 02:36:37 PM
Genetically alter them to be non-poisonous and delicious. Problem solved.
 
2008-04-02 02:46:43 PM
penis.
 
2008-04-02 02:46:48 PM
bp3.blogger.com
 
2008-04-02 02:47:49 PM
Play some Barry White and the toads will come hoppin right to you.
 
2008-04-02 02:48:08 PM
Aide: Please to repeat again and I will translating for the el
presidente.
Bart: [slowly] Which way does the water turn in your toilet?
Aide: [in Spanish] He says the tide is turning!
Presidente: Ay, caramba! Then the rebels will soon take the capital. I must flee! [dives out window]
 
2008-04-02 02:48:23 PM
Simpsons did it!
 
2008-04-02 02:48:36 PM
I just came to say I love the sexy slither of a female snake

/awww baby
 
2008-04-02 02:48:41 PM
Every day is whacking day.


/at least, if my DSL connection is working
 
2008-04-02 02:49:06 PM
i221.photobucket.com
waca....waca....waca
 
2008-04-02 02:49:13 PM
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has said it backs the plan by Queensland state lawmaker Shane Knuth to launch "Toad Day Out," but only if the creatures are killed in a humane way, such as euthanizing them in a freezer.


A 12 gauge shotgun would be humane....they wouldn't feel a thing.
 
2008-04-02 02:49:22 PM
Has anyone ever successfully brought in a species to control another or has every attempt been packed full of Fail?
 
2008-04-02 02:49:51 PM
When I read the headline, I thought it was some Australian euphemism for masturbation. Apparently not.
 
2008-04-02 02:50:16 PM
I got my toad out.
Tell me when to go!
 
2008-04-02 02:50:44 PM
and in 20 years they will have a rampant serial killer problem from all the kiddos blasé attitude towards killing things...

/hire professionals
 
2008-04-02 02:51:01 PM
FTA:"The toad is probably the greatest environmental vermin and probably the most disgusting creature known to man," he said.

Obviously you haven't met my mother-in-law! (ba-dump PSH)
 
2008-04-02 02:51:23 PM
It is wesal stomping day?
 
2008-04-02 02:52:08 PM
jaggle: FTA:"The toad is probably the greatest environmental vermin and probably the most disgusting creature known to man," he said.

Or the viperfish.
 
2008-04-02 02:54:28 PM
I toad you so.
 
2008-04-02 02:54:29 PM
Crikey
 
2008-04-02 02:54:37 PM
Let me get this straight, Australians are supposed to fill their freezers with toads on Kill-a-Toad day, and the spokesman says, "Obviously we're not idiots"?
 
2008-04-02 02:55:15 PM
wh0mprat: jaggle: FTA:"The toad is probably the greatest environmental vermin and probably the most disgusting creature known to man," he said.

Or the viperfish Clintons.


ftfy
 
fj
2008-04-02 02:55:23 PM
spacechicken170am: Has anyone ever successfully brought in a species to control another or has every attempt been packed full of Fail?

Yes. When the British introduced criminals to Australia it managed to control just about every other native species there.
 
2008-04-02 02:55:38 PM
"Chazzwasser" sounds like a cartoon swear word.

"frig fraggin chazzwassin' frigglehoff!"
 
2008-04-02 02:55:46 PM
I would think the toad would suffer less with a .22 to the brainpan than being put in a freezer
 
2008-04-02 02:56:17 PM
nemoxnine

obligatory.
 
2008-04-02 02:56:33 PM
Somebody needs to convince the Chinese that the toads are an aphrodisiac.

Or maybe the Japanese can figure out a way to carefully slice them up and serve them on a billet of rice so that they're not (usually) deadly.
 
2008-04-02 02:56:39 PM
"Gentlemen, start your whacking!"

img.photobucket.com

/one of the best lines from any Simpson's episode
//ever
 
2008-04-02 02:57:37 PM
I seriously did this in Queensland about 10 years ago. I was staying on a farm; after a heavy rain, we went out with golf clubs and played Cane Toad Golf. Cane toads were EVERYWHERE after the rain let up. Five irons work nicely.
 
2008-04-02 02:58:37 PM
DOES NOT APPROVE!!!!!!

i232.photobucket.com
 
fj
2008-04-02 02:58:42 PM
moops: I seriously did this in Queensland about 10 years ago. I was staying on a farm; after a heavy rain, we went out with golf clubs and played Cane Toad Golf. Cane toads were EVERYWHERE after the rain let up. Five irons work nicely.

Probably the only game of sober golf I would enjoy
 
2008-04-02 02:59:21 PM
O whacking day, o whacking day,
Our hallowed snake-skull cracking day.
We'll break their backs,
Gouge out their eyes,
Their evil hearts,
We'll pulverise.
O whacking day, o whacking day,
May God bestow His grace on thee.
 
2008-04-02 02:59:53 PM
I wonder how many people really give a damn how much the toads suffer?

I'll bet if they discovered a substance that was agonizingly lethal to cane toads, but completely innocuous in all other respects, they'd be spraying it all over the place.
 
2008-04-02 03:00:15 PM
Australia declares a national non "Whacking off Day" to reduce increase the chazzwasser population
 
2008-04-02 03:00:43 PM
Personnel working in Area 4 have reported that the cane toad population has mastered pottery and are quickly advancing in skill. Some are reported to be utilizing three-part harmonies for more sophisticated mating calls. Residents are advised not to disrupt these vocal displays, as mating calls should not be interrupted. The more they mate, the more they die.

Link (new window)
 
2008-04-02 03:00:54 PM
Approves:

bp3.blogger.com
 
2008-04-02 03:01:42 PM
Whacking day reduces the kitten population, not the toad population
 
2008-04-02 03:01:42 PM
lh3.google.com

I wonder what happens at the "adults only" show?
 
2008-04-02 03:02:20 PM
fj: Probably the only game of sober golf I would enjoy

We weren't sober. We had several golf clubs and several bottles of XXXX.
 
2008-04-02 03:02:55 PM
Jaybie: Australia declares a national non "Whacking off Day" to reduce increase the chazzwasser population

I think it took you a little too much effort to work that one out.


What about shooting them? If there's a bounty on toads, a .22 with a scope could earn you tens of dollars! Like the rat/nutria bounty in New Orleans.
 
2008-04-02 03:03:36 PM
Give us hell, Quimby!
 
2008-04-02 03:03:45 PM
Wardrobe_Malfunction: I wonder what happens at the "adults only" show?

Finally. Something I'm not perverse enough to imagine.
 
2008-04-02 03:04:13 PM
Bored. Flame on

i180.photobucket.com
 
2008-04-02 03:05:26 PM
JesseL: I wonder how many people really give a damn how much the toads suffer?

I'll bet if they discovered a substance that was agonizingly lethal to cane toads, but completely innocuous in all other respects, they'd be spraying it all over the place.


Umm yeah pretty much THIS they can afford to be "humane" in their usage of language but what they really mean is "kill the faking things as quickly as you can...by the busload"
 
2008-04-02 03:05:43 PM
wh0mprat: Some are reported to be utilizing three-part harmonies for more sophisticated mating calls.

www.floridastuff.com
 
2008-04-02 03:06:34 PM
JesseL: Somebody needs to convince the Chinese that the toads are an aphrodisiac.

Or maybe the Japanese can figure out a way to carefully slice them up and serve them on a billet of rice so that they're not (usually) deadly.


Toadally
 
2008-04-02 03:06:52 PM
i150.photobucket.com
 
2008-04-02 03:06:54 PM
moops

fj: Probably the only game of sober golf I would enjoy

We weren't sober. We had several golf clubs and several bottles of XXXX.


So the question would be: When you say you sliced it, did you "slice" it, or did you really slice it?
 
2008-04-02 03:07:18 PM
Vman: I would think the toad would suffer less with a .22 to the brainpan than being put in a freezer

When you put them in a freezer, they think it's wintertime so they go into hibernation. Then they die in their sleep.

In a very related story, here's the best documentary ever made, and it's available for instant viewing on Netflix:
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