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(Some Guy)   Australian sues government after kangaroo's death; cites loss of consortium   ( divider line
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3349 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Feb 2003 at 11:55 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-02-04 11:56:58 AM  
2003-02-04 11:57:26 AM  
I take it they "tied me Kangaroo down?"
2003-02-04 11:58:11 AM  
G'day, Bruce
2003-02-04 11:58:24 AM  
insert appropriate kangaroo jack joke -here-
2003-02-04 11:59:26 AM  
"Supreme Court Justice Ken Mackenzie said Candy's claim against the government was too complex, but he was willing to hear the case and ordered him to redraft it."

LOL! Give us something we can sumarrily dismiss!
2003-02-04 11:59:28 AM  
I see no problem with this. Bureaucratic asshats. From what I gather, having a pet kangaroo isn't *that* uncommon in the country...certainly less common than a dog or cat, but not unheard of.
2003-02-04 11:59:51 AM  
Damn government. First they want our kangaroos, next they'll come after our assault rifles.
2003-02-04 11:59:56 AM  
Once you've had 'Roo, that's all you wanna do.
2003-02-04 12:00:03 PM  
umm, what does this have to do with TATU?
2003-02-04 12:00:23 PM  
Imagine if it were a tangerine-bearing kangaroo!
2003-02-04 12:00:27 PM  
Was there a bagel involved?
2003-02-04 12:01:23 PM  
those damn crazy sue happy Americans Australians.
2003-02-04 12:01:27 PM  
I don't know Backgroundnoise

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2003-02-04 12:01:53 PM  
You'd think he'd argue "loss of kangaroo" really, wouldn't you. "Consortium" - what sort of name is that for a child?
2003-02-04 12:03:20 PM  
Why couldn't it have been this kangaroo?
2003-02-04 12:04:03 PM  
Or this one?

2003-02-04 12:04:59 PM  
Ah, fark it. We all hate Kangaroo Jack, right? And that's the point I was trying to make.

Stupid html.
2003-02-04 12:05:32 PM  
Always blame it on the Dingos.......or Steve Irwin.
2003-02-04 12:05:41 PM  
when did these guys move to australia?
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2003-02-04 12:06:03 PM  
Or this one?
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2003-02-04 12:08:08 PM  
Thanks, The_temp .

Oh, the shame.
2003-02-04 12:11:31 PM  
No problem Devotchka. We all know you beat me to the punch.

That being said, can we please start a "And he's not giving it back" cliche?
2003-02-04 12:11:42 PM  
That guy must've been hopping mad. CRICKEY !
2003-02-04 12:15:05 PM  
We need more Tatu pics

...and I'm not giving the kittens back
2003-02-04 12:17:13 PM  
Consortium just sounds a little creepy to me.
2003-02-04 12:22:39 PM  

Thanks, Puffnasty.
2003-02-04 12:24:53 PM  
We need Tatu in America. Fast.
2003-02-04 12:33:28 PM  
Kangaroo Stew

1.5 pounds kangaroo meat
2 tablespoons flour
2 large onions
1 large can tomato paste
1/2 cup red wine
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon sugar
1 can Vegemite

Brown meat on griddle. Mix ingrediants in large pot. Simmer 3 hours.
2003-02-04 12:34:23 PM  
Ash: Clatto Verata Nicto.
Wise man: Again.
Ash: Clatto Verata Nicto.
Wise man: Again.
Ash: Look, I know your damn words!
2003-02-04 12:35:56 PM  
I didn't see anything about a loss of consortium claim. That's just sick.
2003-02-04 12:38:49 PM  
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2003-02-04 12:47:36 PM  
Tan me hide when I'm dead, Fred,
tan me hide when I'm dead.
So we tanned his hide when he died Clyde,
And that's it hanging on the shed.
2003-02-04 12:49:19 PM  
Ever since I heard Conan o'Brien flaming kangaroo jack I can't help but laugh every time I hear the name.

He said it was the most asinine idea he ever seen who rememers the commentary please tell me it thanks
2003-02-04 12:51:14 PM  
woah, a whole jar of vegemite, are you tring to kill us MorningBreath?
2003-02-04 12:53:38 PM  
let the abos go loose bruce
let the abos go loose
they've never been any flaming use
so let the abos go loose

this is the orginal, but for for someunfathomable reason rarely performed final verse.
2003-02-04 12:55:57 PM  

American Vegemite is much weaker, tastes like pesto.
2003-02-04 01:13:29 PM  
Were abos held in bondage?
2003-02-04 01:17:02 PM  
That's farking halarious, OregonVet
2003-02-04 01:17:24 PM  
MorningBreath -- I'm told that would be a great improvement :-)
2003-02-04 01:17:51 PM  
Clatto Verata Nicto

So close yet so far: "Klaatu Barada Nikto"
2003-02-04 01:18:03 PM  
They killed the kangroo because he took the money and he is not giving it back.

I got nothing.
2003-02-04 01:19:05 PM  
The guy had a lucky escape, or rather his wife did. Pet kangaroos tend to get frisky and are big enough to not take no for an answer.
2003-02-04 01:37:45 PM  
I saw Kangaroo Jack. I laughed. The 40 other people in the theatre laughed.

I saw the Crocodile Hunter movie. I didn't laugh. There were 3 other people in the theatre. I think their kids giggled a couple times.

And yet on, Croc Hunter mvoie gets 50 score out of 100, and Kangaroo Jack gets a 5!


The actors in KJ could act, and were pretty funny. And while the plot was hard to believe, it was no less so than most other hollywood movies. A guy has a step father who's in the mob. He's got a fat black freind who screws up a delivery for the mob. They wind up having to go to Australia with some money to make restitution and hit a Kangaroo. They dress it in a jacket cause they think it's dead and want to take a picture. The money's in the jacket. The kangaroo takes off. Hilarity ensues.

The plot of the Crocodile Hunter movie on the other hand is that this spy sattelite with all this importan tinformation which could chanmge the wholw world power structure burns up in the atmosphere and lands in australia... And only this little computer about the size of a softball survives rentry, and when it lands it rolls along the ground right into the mouth of a crocodile, who naturally swallows it. Hilarity does NOT ensue. Steve has to catch the croc cause it's eating some woman's chickens. Some FBI guys are trying to get to it too. Steve thinks they're poachers. They think he's an international spy because everywhere he's filmed has been some kind of political hot spot. As for acting, Steve manages to act like himself. His wife can't act. And the FBI agents act even worse than his wife. The only people who act well in the movie are the fat lady who's chickens are getting eaten, and this ranger who is trying to stop her, and they're just part of a side plot!

Ugh. I tall ya it's not fair that this movie gets like a 10x better rating than KJ. KJ isn't THAT BAD. And the sales figures prove it. It's been #1 for the past two weeks even though it's gotten these awful reviews and there are movies with better reviews out.

In fact I'd have to say I enjoyed it more than Spider Man. And I think other people must have too, because now that Spider Man is out on DVD they can't seem to GIVE it away at a measly $15.
2003-02-04 02:10:16 PM  
Candy said three rangers took Mitchell from the family home in March 2001, two weeks after he applied for a permit to keep the animal.

Did he ever receive this permit? Or am I mangling the whole permit process?

I'm with you, Sswift. I laughed at "Kangaroo Jack". It was silly, but funny, in my mind much like "Tomcats". It won't win an Oscar, but I don't feel like I was fleeced (paying rush hour prices).
2003-02-04 02:19:45 PM  
The guy's name is "Colin Candy". Ewwwwwww. That's worse that Gay Focher. :D
2003-02-04 02:57:07 PM  
Sswift "And yet on, Croc Hunter mvoie gets 50 score out of 100, and Kangaroo Jack gets a 5!"

You're right. Both movies should have received 5s. Thanks though for the plot synopses of the two worst movies of the year.
2003-02-04 05:23:01 PM  
Sswift, I just checked - Domestic Sales of Spider-Man video, as of January 9, were 349 million dollars.


That's quite a bit of money to gobble up in a 'give away.'

As a sidenote, Kangaroo Jack has earned a total boxoffice of
35 million.

In other words, one-tenth of what the video sales were for Spider-man. (Domestic box-office for Spider-man, 403M, BTW.)
2003-02-04 05:38:10 PM  
Okay but the Spiderman movie was still cheesy. :-)

I mean the guy who played green goblin was just comical. And not comical as in he played the role of a comic book character well. :-)

The Hulk movie looks like it might take the whole thing more seriously. Looks way better than I expected from the bits I saw from the trailer. (Tried not to watch too much of it.)
2003-02-04 05:42:57 PM  
PS: Actually, there's comedy gold to be mined out there on this film - the freaking Kanga is starting a cult! Check out these... Bizzare quotes from IMDB's users comments:

"Film characters, move over, just wait until you see this adorable kangaroo!

He has to be my favorite character yet!! I was afraid to take my son and his friend to this movie due to the bad reviews. But it was his birthday and he really wanted to see it. My husband told us to go anyway. Not only wasn't it bad, but my son agreed it was HILARIOUS. In fact, I laughed a lot more than in Big Fat Greek Wedding. The kangaroo was really funny every time we saw him. I LOVED the Kangaroo. They're on to something here. If they do more with the kangaroo figure in the future... have him talk, sing, more they could have the blockbuster of all times and make millions. Bottom line: 2 kids 8 & 7 (and a 45 yr old one) liked this movie. You also saw some awesome scenes of Australia, and kangaroos in general. So if you want to see this movie, go and see it. It's BETTER than greek wedding and that got 4 stars, go figure!! So I rated this one 5 stars, to make up for the people who gave it 1 star."

"I went with my whole family and we all laughed out loud at this movie, from my parents to my little sister. Its a no-brainer just makes you laugh! The scenes of Australia were also great to see, the animation of Jack wasn't Star Wars quality but it was funny."
"it was a great movie and also different from all the other movies that are out now .. it would've made the movie much better if Lara Cox had a bigger role in the movie cos she is really hot ! ehm..what else can i say ?!! it was a great movie with good actors and the kangaroo looked great like a gangster so all ya peeps out there check the movie out!!"

Interestingly, none of these people have commented on any other films. Do ya suppose the distribution company is salting the future-video market?
2003-02-04 05:44:26 PM  
(Sswift - Yeppers, it was. I can't say I fell in love with it either...)
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