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2013-09-03 05:14:20 PM
It doesn't say that in the article, and Australians don't even drink Foster's.
 
2013-09-03 05:54:38 PM
I would kayak around a 20 foot shark.

I would not kayak around a 20 foot saltie.

I would not kayak around an 8 foot saltie for that matter.
 
2013-09-03 05:56:32 PM

Marcus Aurelius: I would kayak around a 20 foot shark.

I would not kayak around a 20 foot saltie.

I would not kayak around an 8 foot saltie for that matter.


I would not kayak.

I win.
 
2013-09-03 05:56:56 PM
+1 subby
 
2013-09-03 05:58:39 PM
But the fosters comes with your choice of free toppings.

Thats good!

The toppings contain potassium benzoate
 
2013-09-03 05:59:35 PM

Marcus Aurelius: I would kayak around a 20 foot shark.

I would not kayak around a 20 foot saltie.

I would not kayak around an 8 foot saltie for that matter.


Read an article by a journalist who spent two weeks living with some Aboriginals in Australia as part of an article about modern vs. old in down under.  Two kids were killed by salties in that stretch.
 
2013-09-03 06:00:23 PM

JMel: But the fosters comes with your choice of free toppings.

Thats good!

The toppings contain potassium benzoate


(that's bad)
 
2013-09-03 06:00:31 PM
Fosters is very bad.
 
2013-09-03 06:01:56 PM
Subby: Good: Kayaking around Australian island while on vacation. Bad: Getting trapped for two weeks by giant crocodile. Good: Being rescued and given a beer. Bad: It's Fosters. Good: At least it isn't Budweiser, Coors, Miller, or Busch

FTFY.
 
2013-09-03 06:03:15 PM
i319.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-03 06:03:32 PM
is he going to be charged with destroying its habitat? Causing undue stress to the crock?

/wont someone please think of the unstoppable killing machines?
//not here, here but in the everglades.... they have had specially equiped crock choppers
 
2013-09-03 06:04:25 PM

Computer: It doesn't say that in the article, and Australians don't even drink Foster's.


True, and there was no mention of him vomiting over the side of the boat afterwards.
 
2013-09-03 06:04:44 PM
I usually order Fosters when I decide to splurge for a nice meal and head to Outback. It pairs nicely with their classic steak, and it's adds a nice finish to their freshly baked pumpernickel.
 
2013-09-03 06:06:02 PM
Fosters: Its Australian for horse piss.
 
2013-09-03 06:06:03 PM
Did inbev recently improve fosters, because last time I checked it made American industrial beers look darn good.
 
2013-09-03 06:07:13 PM
Bit of an old school Simpsons quote potential trifecta in play today, I see...

mimg.ugo.com
 
2013-09-03 06:11:11 PM
What food and water did he last on for two weeks?
 
2013-09-03 06:11:16 PM

Marcus Aurelius: I would kayak around a 20 foot shark.

I would not kayak around a 20 foot saltie.

I would not kayak around an 8 foot saltie for that matter.


For us desert dwellers who do not know a thing about them, why? Does the motion in the water spark their prey instinct?
 
2013-09-03 06:11:18 PM

Flappyhead: Marcus Aurelius: I would kayak around a 20 foot shark.

I would not kayak around a 20 foot saltie.

I would not kayak around an 8 foot saltie for that matter.

Read an article by a journalist who spent two weeks living with some Aboriginals in Australia as part of an article about modern vs. old in down under.  Two kids were killed by salties in that stretch.


The salties favourite delicacy is ignorant tourist camping on the ground at night.  I hear they drag the whole tent underwater until the contents are drowned well and proper.  Then they tuck the whole thing into their larder to age for a bit, until it starts to break down.  So if you find yourself underwater, find an air pocket and play dead.  They're probably not going to eat you quite yet.

Probably.
 
2013-09-03 06:12:35 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom:  I usually order Fosters when I decide to splurge for a nice meal and head to Outback. It pairs nicely with their classic steak, and it's adds a nice finish to their freshly baked pumpernickel.


Yes, for me, when I'm at a picnic, and I get a nicely grilled steak or pork ribs, and my host hands me a cold Fosters, it pairs quite nicely with the park pavement or the freshly mowed park lawn as I pour its filthy contents to the ground and ask for a Coke instead.
 
2013-09-03 06:12:36 PM
he's gonna need a bigger kayak.
 
2013-09-03 06:14:06 PM
I didn't think Australians drank Fosters.

/last can I had said it was made in Fort Worth
 
2013-09-03 06:14:19 PM
I really have enjoyed all my trips to Australia....great people, food, golf, and beer

/salties not withstanding of course
 
2013-09-03 06:15:26 PM
FTA; "I was hard-core praying for God to save me."

Does that type of praying show penetration?
If you hardcore pray, does the soft core praying not work for you unless it's been a really long time since you prayed last?
 
2013-09-03 06:16:38 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-03 06:16:48 PM

Computer: It doesn't say that in the article, and Australians don't even drink Foster's.


Sure.  Next you'll tell me Czechs don't drink Budweiser.
 
2013-09-03 06:18:07 PM

gweilo8888: Subby: Good: Kayaking around Australian island while on vacation. Bad: Getting trapped for two weeks by giant crocodile. Good: Being rescued and given a beer. Bad: It's Fosters. Good: At least it isn't, Budweiser, Coors, Miller, or Busch

FTFY.


FTFY.
You're actually trying to imply that Fosters is better than some other lager?

All megabrewery pish.

/Although I did enjoy Fosters before it went mainstream.
//That's a joke.
 
2013-09-03 06:20:04 PM

iron de havilland: gweilo8888: Subby: Good: Kayaking around Australian island while on vacation. Bad: Getting trapped for two weeks by giant crocodile. Good: Being rescued and given a beer. Bad: It's Fosters. Good: At least it isn't, Budweiser, Coors, Miller, or Busch

FTFY.

FTFY.
You're actually trying to imply that Fosters is better than some other megabrew lager?

All megabrewery pish.

/Although I did enjoy Fosters before it went mainstream.
//That's a joke.


FTFM. Doh.
 
2013-09-03 06:21:15 PM
When Blair realized that his supplies of food and water were insufficient

Wouldn't that be like the FIRST THING you check before leaving? How long was he supposed to be out there? What happened to the boat that dropped him off?


johnphantom: What food and water did he last on for two weeks?


Another good question.
 
2013-09-03 06:21:56 PM

JMel: But the fosters comes with your choice of free toppings.

Thats good!

The toppings contain potassium benzoate


Are two of them cheese and bacon?
 
2013-09-03 06:22:03 PM
Fosters doesn't even exist in Australia anymore, if it ever did.  It's imported to the US from Canada and only has a tacit connection to the coopers brewery down under.

To be fair, most Australian beer is fairly light, and there aren't many really good microbrews.  If you like dark beers or IPAs, you have to search.  Sydney's Lord Nelson brewery is the best I've come across so far.

/lived here almost 2 years so far
 
2013-09-03 06:22:47 PM
Crikey
 
2013-09-03 06:23:10 PM

juvandy: It's imported to the US from Canada and only has a tacit connection to the coopers brewery down under.


It's made by the Miller brewery in Fort Worth.
 
2013-09-03 06:23:11 PM
When Blair realized that his supplies of food and water were insufficient

If only there were some 20' reptile you could eat.
 
2013-09-03 06:24:36 PM

SirEattonHogg: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom:  I usually order Fosters when I decide to splurge for a nice meal and head to Outback. It pairs nicely with their classic steak, and it's adds a nice finish to their freshly baked pumpernickel.


Yes, for me, when I'm at a picnic, and I get a nicely grilled steak or pork ribs, and my host hands me a cold Fosters, it pairs quite nicely with the park pavement or the freshly mowed park lawn as I pour its filthy contents to the ground and ask for a Coke instead.


At least it's better than Corona.
 
2013-09-03 06:25:20 PM

juvandy: To be fair, most Australian beer is fairly light, and there aren't many really good microbrews. If you like dark beers or IPAs, you have to search. Sydney's Lord Nelson brewery is the best I've come across so far.


Don't think I've seen that.  Only thing from Australia I can reliably get is Coopers.
 
2013-09-03 06:25:28 PM
FTA: MacLeod added that the unfortunate explorer was recovering after his rescue, although he said he gave Blair a cold beer to get over his ordeal, "which was probably the wrong thing to do" because he promptly fell asleep.

That sleep was probably as much relief as alcohol.
 
2013-09-03 06:25:53 PM
Tick Tock.
 
2013-09-03 06:32:07 PM

juvandy: Fosters doesn't even exist in Australia anymore, if it ever did.  It's imported to the US from Canada and only has a tacit connection to the coopers brewery down under.

To be fair, most Australian beer is fairly light, and there aren't many really good microbrews.  If you like dark beers or IPAs, you have to search.  Sydney's Lord Nelson brewery is the best I've come across so far.

/lived here almost 2 years so far


I noticed that when I was in London many years ago. Besides Guinness and Newcastle it all seemed to be watery lagers.
 
2013-09-03 06:32:08 PM

Satanic_Hamster: juvandy: To be fair, most Australian beer is fairly light, and there aren't many really good microbrews. If you like dark beers or IPAs, you have to search. Sydney's Lord Nelson brewery is the best I've come across so far.

Don't think I've seen that.  Only thing from Australia I can reliably get is Coopers.


Try any Murrays beer if you can find it.  Easier to find in Sydney.  Have had some good stouts from both Murrays and Coopers
 
2013-09-03 06:33:37 PM
I used to have an 8 foot pirogue that I used to take fishing as a teen 12-15 years old in Bayou Black(Gibson, Louisiana) and I would often get holed up on a well platform in the middle of the swamp because Patricia, a local 14 foot Gator that everyone fed, who had no fear of humans, thought that if people did not bring her a snack, the people were the food.

However, I also I had a 22 carbine with a banana clip.

Generally, when I went out in the swamp I had some old rotten chicken or a dead possume, or other small road kill in a bag.  Threw it to the gator, and it was always stinky enough to distract it.

I was more scared of my grandmother than the gators.  If she found out I had popped a gator she would have drug me under the water herself.

But the Kayaker didn't have a coon ass family like mine.  If we were going to the swamp grandmother would hand us lunch and a gun.
 
2013-09-03 06:35:02 PM
Fosters is sort of like Killian's Red which is made by Coors.

I former co-worker moved to Australia and went to a bar and ordered a Fosters and a shrimp on the barbie.  After everyone there got a good laugh at his expense they got him straightened out.
 
2013-09-03 06:36:00 PM

iron de havilland: iron de havilland: gweilo8888: Subby: Good: Kayaking around Australian island while on vacation. Bad: Getting trapped for two weeks by giant crocodile. Good: Being rescued and given a beer. Bad: It's Fosters. Good: At least it isn't, Budweiser, Coors, Miller, or Busch

FTFY.

FTFY.
You're actually trying to imply that Fosters is better than some other megabrew lager?

All megabrewery pish.

/Although I did enjoy Fosters before it went mainstream.
//That's a joke.

FTFM. Doh.


www.mbird.com

That's right.  We wouldn't want you hipsters to drink anything that isn't brewed in some neighborhood swill.   You know who else doesn't drink 'mainstream' beers?

/see you at the gym
 
2013-09-03 06:38:57 PM

TheGreatGazoo: Fosters is sort of like Killian's Red which is made by Coors.

I former co-worker moved to Australia and went to a bar and ordered a Fosters and a shrimp on the barbie.  After everyone there got a good laugh at his expense they got him straightened out.


Third Shift from Coors is surprisingly not bad.
 
2013-09-03 06:46:26 PM

fusillade762: juvandy: Fosters doesn't even exist in Australia anymore, if it ever did.  It's imported to the US from Canada and only has a tacit connection to the coopers brewery down under.

To be fair, most Australian beer is fairly light, and there aren't many really good microbrews.  If you like dark beers or IPAs, you have to search.  Sydney's Lord Nelson brewery is the best I've come across so far.

/lived here almost 2 years so far

I noticed that when I was in London many years ago. Besides Guinness and Newcastle it all seemed to be watery lagers.


It's like that pretty much everywhere. Outside of taprooms or craft beer pubs, lagers and pilsners are the most popular brews. Thick, dark, warm IPA's are mostly an Internet beer snob phenomenon.
 
2013-09-03 06:46:26 PM

Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: That's right. We wouldn't want you hipsters to drink anything that isn't brewed in some neighborhood swill. You know who else doesn't drink 'mainstream' beers?

/see you at the gym


beerstreetjournal.com
Hipster mainstream. When are you gonna learn that hipsters don't have taste.
 
2013-09-03 06:47:25 PM

Marcus Aurelius: I would kayak around a 20 foot shark.

I would not kayak around a 20 foot saltie.

I would not kayak around an 8 foot saltie for that matter.


Why, they're smart enough to rock the boat? I would think sharks would be also, you know "we're gonna need a bigger boat" and all.
 
2013-09-03 06:48:46 PM

theflatline: I used to have an 8 foot pirogue that I used to take fishing as a teen 12-15 years old in Bayou Black(Gibson, Louisiana) and I would often get holed up on a well platform in the middle of the swamp because Patricia, a local 14 foot Gator that everyone fed, who had no fear of humans, thought that if people did not bring her a snack, the people were the food.

However, I also I had a 22 carbine with a banana clip.

Generally, when I went out in the swamp I had some old rotten chicken or a dead possume, or other small road kill in a bag.  Threw it to the gator, and it was always stinky enough to distract it.

I was more scared of my grandmother than the gators.  If she found out I had popped a gator she would have drug me under the water herself.

But the Kayaker didn't have a coon ass family like mine.  If we were going to the swamp grandmother would hand us lunch and a gun.


I was stuck in the middle of gatorless PA as a kid.  I'd have killed to have gators in the back yard.  We had sheep instead.  And they were mean.  Especially out of the water.
 
2013-09-03 06:52:53 PM

Zeb Hesselgresser: Marcus Aurelius: I would kayak around a 20 foot shark.

I would not kayak around a 20 foot saltie.

I would not kayak around an 8 foot saltie for that matter.

Why, they're smart enough to rock the boat? I would think sharks would be also, you know "we're gonna need a bigger boat" and all.


A salt water crocodile in the water is not afraid of much of anything, and is also a curious critter.  It can also clamp onto the tips of your kayak rather easily, and with a single twist it can put you in the water.

The worst a shark will do is give you a bump.  They might even taste you, but a bump is worse.  But even in the water, if you calmly climb back into your kayak, a shark will not typically attack you.

I'll take a 20 foot Great White over a 10 foot saltie, any day.
 
2013-09-03 06:52:55 PM

Zeb Hesselgresser: Marcus Aurelius: I would kayak around a 20 foot shark.

I would not kayak around a 20 foot saltie.

I would not kayak around an 8 foot saltie for that matter.

Why, they're smart enough to rock the boat? I would think sharks would be also, you know "we're gonna need a bigger boat" and all.


The "bigger boat" line meant they'd need a more powerful boat to drag the shark to death after they hooked it, not that they'd need a bigger boat because the shark would somehow destroy it by slamming into it (even though that's what happened.)
 
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