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(Sydney Morning Herald)   Vegemite sandwich hurled at Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. So, assault with a deadly weapon?   (smh.com.au) divider line 50
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2013-05-09 09:45:38 AM
Yes! Because have you ever tasted a Vegemite sandwich?!
 
2013-05-09 10:05:40 AM
Biological warfare. Call the Hague.
 
2013-05-09 11:32:09 AM

doglover: Biological warfare. Call the Hague.


ok. that's covered
 
2013-05-09 11:37:33 AM
i7.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-09 11:52:23 AM
Students appeared out of nowhere to cheer and clap and try and sneak a selfie

Hey, if you're going to sneak a selfie;  at least do it in the bathroom stall.
 
2013-05-09 11:55:19 AM
That's him!  That's the student that did it!  He just smiled and threw a Vegemite sandwich.
 
2013-05-09 11:59:21 AM
Suspect described as being 6'4" and full of muscle.
 
2013-05-09 12:12:58 PM
I'd throw some vegemite into Julia, if you know what I mean and I think you do.
 
2013-05-09 12:21:01 PM

Sybarite: Suspect described as being 6'4" and full of muscle.


He has an alibi.  He was selling bread in Brussels.

Maybe it was that strange lady. she made me nervous.
 
2013-05-09 01:05:13 PM

ManateeGag: Maybe it was that strange lady. she made me nervous.


Did she take you in and make you breakfast?
 
2013-05-09 01:05:26 PM
Did the suspect come from the land down under?
 
2013-05-09 01:06:42 PM
be on the lookout for men at work.
 
2013-05-09 01:08:32 PM
Story made me chunder.
 
2013-05-09 01:09:44 PM
Gahh!!!  Vegemite. Most nasty vile thing you can spread on bread. Yep, you heard me.
 
2013-05-09 01:10:03 PM
I'd have been there but I was traveling in a fried-out Kombi.


stupid hippy trail
 
2013-05-09 01:12:09 PM
Came for the Men At Work referenced, leaving satisfied

ManateeGag: Sybarite: Suspect described as being 6'4" and full of muscle.

He has an alibi.  He was selling bread in Brussels.

Maybe it was that strange lady. she made me nervous.


...

Did you meet her On a hippie trail, head full of zombies?
 
2013-05-09 01:12:10 PM
Those Aussie better save that stuff for when the giant African snails make it to Oz.
 
2013-05-09 01:12:33 PM

darth_badger: Story made me chunder.


I can hear the thunder...  I better run...  I better take cover...
 
2013-05-09 01:13:21 PM
assault with a deadly weapon
Well, they got the salt part right...
 
2013-05-09 01:17:00 PM

Plant Rights Activist: be on the lookout for men at work.


They are throwing shrimps on the barbie and handing out Fosters.
 
2013-05-09 01:18:14 PM
Just before, Gillard was heard to ask, "Do you speak-a my language?"
 
2013-05-09 01:18:20 PM
A salt weeth a diddly wippin.
 
2013-05-09 01:18:46 PM
Since this thread has sharply veered away from the actual article toward the Men At Work song, I'll continue in the same vein.

When the song's video came out, I was only 6 but I distinctly remember telling my dad, "Hey!  I can read that man's lips!  I know what he said there!"  and my dad responded along the lines of "I've seen this video maybe forty times and never noticed that, but your six-year old brain picked up on it on the first view?"  I was so proud.

(it was the part around 0:23 when he opens the van's sliding door)
 
2013-05-09 01:23:27 PM
I prefer the bottle.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-09 01:24:01 PM
If you've tasted Vegemite and think it tastes horrible, then YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG.  Proper sequence:

1. Toast bread, no more than medium.
2. Spread a LOT of butter on the bread.
3. Spread a THIN smear of Vegemite over the butter.  If you can't see the butter, you've used too much.
4. Eat, chewing slowly to savor the umami bomb that has just gone off in your mouth.

I was born in Texas and still live here, but I managed to lay hands on a small jar back in the mid-80s.  Loved the stuff - still do.  I've even compared it to Marmite and Marmite XO, and Vegemite is better than either (although the XO comes close, but it's too caramel-like sticky).
 
2013-05-09 01:25:28 PM
Did she glow at the assailant aftewards? Because it is my understanding that in Australia women glow.
 
2013-05-09 01:30:34 PM
A salty, delicious weapon.
 
2013-05-09 01:32:04 PM

THX 1138


(it was the part around 0:23 when he opens the van's sliding door)


I learned to dance by watching the guy in the grey shirt (second left) at 1:36.

Educational video, this!
 
2013-05-09 01:33:48 PM

ProfessorTomoe: If you've tasted Vegemite and think it tastes horrible, then YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG.  Proper sequence:

1. Toast bread, no more than medium.
2. Spread a LOT of butter on the bread.
3. Spread a THIN smear of Vegemite over the butter.  If you can't see the butter, you've used too much.
4. Eat, chewing slowly to savor the umami bomb that has just gone off in your mouth.

I was born in Texas and still live here, but I managed to lay hands on a small jar back in the mid-80s.  Loved the stuff - still do.  I've even compared it to Marmite and Marmite XO, and Vegemite is better than either (although the XO comes close, but it's too caramel-like sticky).


Well said.  Vegemite should be THINLY spread.  I've seen people declare it disgusting because they smeared a tablespoon of the stuff onto their toast.  Guess what fool?  If it looks like you've covered your toast in Nutella, then you're gonna hate it and you'll vow to never try vegemite again.

This is how most people eat it, and I'd even go so far as to advise a first timer to use even less, as even this much might be overwhelming if they've never tasted it before.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-09 01:43:32 PM
When I read this thread, at first I was all:

media.metropulse.com
But, then - after realizing I have 35 years of great music and all anyone seems to remember is "Vegemite sandwich" - I was all:

hour.ca
 
2013-05-09 01:49:42 PM
You know who invented Vegemite, right?

img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk
 
2013-05-09 02:04:41 PM
It was just a prank. This sort of mar might ruin the assailants life.
 
2013-05-09 02:10:23 PM

MatrixOutsider: Plant Rights Activist: be on the lookout for men at work.

They are throwing shrimps on the barbie and handing out Fosters.


More likely lying in a den in Bombay...

THX 1138: ProfessorTomoe: If you've tasted Vegemite and think it tastes horrible, then YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG.  Proper sequence:

1. Toast bread, no more than medium.
2. Spread a LOT of butter on the bread.
3. Spread a THIN smear of Vegemite over the butter.  If you can't see the butter, you've used too much.
4. Eat, chewing slowly to savor the umami bomb that has just gone off in your mouth.

I was born in Texas and still live here, but I managed to lay hands on a small jar back in the mid-80s.  Loved the stuff - still do.  I've even compared it to Marmite and Marmite XO, and Vegemite is better than either (although the XO comes close, but it's too caramel-like sticky).

Well said.  Vegemite should be THINLY spread.  I've seen people declare it disgusting because they smeared a tablespoon of the stuff onto their toast.  Guess what fool?  If it looks like you've covered your toast in Nutella, then you're gonna hate it and you'll vow to never try vegemite again.

This is how most people eat it, and I'd even go so far as to advise a first timer to use even less, as even this much might be overwhelming if they've never tasted it before.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x249]


It's actually not that bad. I wouldn't go out of my way for Vegemite, but it tastes alright... Now, Cheesymite scrolls, those are delicious. I had my mom and sister try one in Sydney, but I told them it was Asiago cheese. When they were saying how good it tasted, I told them what they were really eating.
 
2013-05-09 02:17:51 PM
is she the hot redhead world leader (or at least the hottest of the bunch)? i'd throw some of my vegemite at her if you know what i mean...
 
2013-05-09 02:21:43 PM
It's funny when people who aren't Americans think someone cares about their news....
 
2013-05-09 02:22:07 PM
I tried vegemite when I was in Australia. I didn't know you were supposed to spread it on bread, I scooped a glob of it out of the jar with a spoon. Came VERY close to vomiting like a Bellagio waterspout. Tasted like salty boogers.

/Never again.
 
2013-05-09 02:22:19 PM

Paris1127: Now, Cheesymite scrolls, those are delicious. I had my mom and sister try one in Sydney, but I told them it was Asiago cheese. When they were saying how good it tasted, I told them what they were really eating.


Heh.  Nice.  I love when people eat something and only later find out what it was.  It sometimes ends with "Huh, I didn't know I liked that", but more often it's more like "Ewww.  Forget what I said about it being good.  Now that I know what it is, I retroactively didn't like it."
 
2013-05-09 02:23:25 PM
That was a terrible hatchet job by the writer, I do not know if it was simple female jealousy or the Herald simply hates Labour. Poor Julia, she never gets any respect. Well, they will probably toss her and then live to regret it.
 
2013-05-09 02:40:07 PM
A Vegemite sammich is only a deadly weapon if it's there was HP sauce on it, too.

I hear a cup of Bovril broth and a toasted Vegemite sammich makes a tasty supper, but like hell you'll see me eating it. I've read the Wikipedia article on Vegemite, and that shiat just sounds nasty.
 
2013-05-09 03:14:10 PM
I buy Vegemite by the 5lb tub.  Good stuff.
 
2013-05-09 03:25:59 PM
Help! Cruel and unusual nourishment!
 
2013-05-09 03:27:03 PM

RicosRoughnecks: I tried vegemite when I was in Australia. I didn't know you were supposed to spread it on bread, I scooped a glob of it out of the jar with a spoon. Came VERY close to vomiting like a Bellagio waterspout. Tasted like salty boogers.

/Never again.


CSB

When my wife and I were going through a vegetarian phase in our lives (thank Buddha that's over with) many years ago we tried both vegemite, and marmite.  Marmite is a bit sweeter, but you summed up the taste of both quite well.  Even as a spread it's not exactly edible to most people.  We have a neighbor that grew up outside of Jaipor, India that took both items off our hands.  He told us, that unless you grew up with it, or something similar to it, you'll most likely hate it.  Wish I'd known that before my wife made that ill fated trip to the Indian/Asian Market.

/CSB
 
2013-05-09 04:30:24 PM
bbsimg.ngfiles.com
 
2013-05-09 05:09:22 PM

mjones73: Came for the Men At Work referenced, leaving satisfiedManateeGag: Sybarite: Suspect described as being 6'4" and full of muscle.

He has an alibi.  He was selling bread in Brussels.

Maybe it was that strange lady. she made me nervous.

...

Did you meet her On a hippie trail, head full of zombies?



Am I the only one who listens to that song and thinks, "I wish my life were a lot more like this"?
 
2013-05-09 05:24:17 PM
I love how Vegemite lovers' response to people that loathe it is always 'oh, you put too much on'...as if a thin layer magically makes it delicious.

A thin layer of grossness is still gross.
 
2013-05-09 06:42:07 PM

SpdrJay: It's funny when people who aren't Americans think someone cares about their news....


Yep threads about Australia are about as exciting as a used condom.
 
2013-05-09 09:31:53 PM

apotheosis27


I love how Vegemite lovers' response to people that loathe it is always 'oh, you put too much on'...as if a thin layer magically makes it delicious.

A thin layer of grossness is still gross.


Don't be so simpleminded.

A little horseradish is good; a thick schmier could very well be overpowering and "gross". For 'horseradish' you should feel free to substitute 'yellow mustard', 'brown mustard', 'wasabi', 'ginger', 'cilantro', 'mayonnaise' or any other condiment or spice.

tl;dr - sometimes less really is more.
 
2013-05-10 12:57:26 AM

THX 1138: ProfessorTomoe: If you've tasted Vegemite and think it tastes horrible, then YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG.  Proper sequence:

1. Toast bread, no more than medium.
2. Spread a LOT of butter on the bread.
3. Spread a THIN smear of Vegemite over the butter.  If you can't see the butter, you've used too much.
4. Eat, chewing slowly to savor the umami bomb that has just gone off in your mouth.

I was born in Texas and still live here, but I managed to lay hands on a small jar back in the mid-80s.  Loved the stuff - still do.  I've even compared it to Marmite and Marmite XO, and Vegemite is better than either (although the XO comes close, but it's too caramel-like sticky).

Well said.  Vegemite should be THINLY spread.  I've seen people declare it disgusting because they smeared a tablespoon of the stuff onto their toast.  Guess what fool?  If it looks like you've covered your toast in Nutella, then you're gonna hate it and you'll vow to never try vegemite again.

This is how most people eat it, and I'd even go so far as to advise a first timer to use even less, as even this much might be overwhelming if they've never tasted it before.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x249]


Unlike Furious Pete http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtPUbsnnYW4
 
2013-05-10 03:50:55 AM

Tanukis_Parachute: is she the hot redhead world leader (or at least the hottest of the bunch)? i'd throw some of my vegemite at her if you know what i mean...


www.fiveaa.com.au
 
2013-05-10 08:27:30 AM

bedtundy: RicosRoughnecks: I tried vegemite when I was in Australia. I didn't know you were supposed to spread it on bread, I scooped a glob of it out of the jar with a spoon. Came VERY close to vomiting like a Bellagio waterspout. Tasted like salty boogers.

/Never again.

CSB

When my wife and I were going through a vegetarian phase in our lives (thank Buddha that's over with) many years ago we tried both vegemite, and marmite.  Marmite is a bit sweeter, but you summed up the taste of both quite well.  Even as a spread it's not exactly edible to most people.  We have a neighbor that grew up outside of Jaipor, India that took both items off our hands.  He told us, that unless you grew up with it, or something similar to it, you'll most likely hate it.  Wish I'd known that before my wife made that ill fated trip to the Indian/Asian Market.

/CSB



I seem to be one of those unusual cases where I never tried it until I was in my 30s, but I do really enjoy it (Marmite more so than Vegemite, but I like both). I do usually get tired of it after a jar and then won't get the urge to buy it again for a few months, but that 'eat it-get sick of it-time passes-really want it again' cycle applies to a lot of foods for me.
 
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