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(Daily Mail)   Drunken Australians hailed as heroes for extinguishing fire in apartment building: "One guy was pissed as shiat, but I'll give him his credit - he got all the fire extinguishers"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 38
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2014-07-16 12:34:32 AM
A group of drunken neighbours have risked their lives to try and extinguish a fire that destroyed a vacant flat at a Darwin public housing block.

The Darwin public housing block should do something to honor these heroes.

Some were starting to go inside, which was stupid because some of them were drunk

Perhaps an award of some sort.
 
2014-07-16 01:39:44 AM
If only there was a name for the type of courage they showed.
 
2014-07-16 01:41:27 AM
funnyand.com
 
2014-07-16 01:45:50 AM
Good for the drunken aussies. I think they should never pay for a pint in that town. Do they drink it in pints? Quarts? Royal metric liters? Whatever. They should get some free beer.
 
2014-07-16 01:46:14 AM
Drunken Australians

Don't write superfluously.
 
2014-07-16 01:51:33 AM
Did they have their funny looking hats on? I bet it would be fun to play one of those long horn thingies.

/the sound of music has always been one of my fav flicks
 
2014-07-16 01:52:14 AM

symptomoftheuniverse: Do they drink it in pints? Quarts? Royal metric liters?


i293.photobucket.com

Think they just call them oilcans.
 
2014-07-16 01:53:21 AM
A real emergency will give you enough adrenaline that you totally forget how drunk you are.
 
2014-07-16 01:54:51 AM
www.midnightonly.com
 
2014-07-16 01:57:15 AM

quatchi: symptomoftheuniverse: Do they drink it in pints? Quarts? Royal metric liters?

[i293.photobucket.com image 500x376]

Think they just call them oilcans.


Don't think Uhstrayuns actually drink Fastuh's.  Which isn't Uhstrayun; at least the stuff they sell to Seppos is brewed in Canada, and that's only so they can stamp IMPORTED on the can and jack up the price.
 
2014-07-16 02:12:03 AM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: quatchi: symptomoftheuniverse: Do they drink it in pints? Quarts? Royal metric liters?

[i293.photobucket.com image 500x376]

Think they just call them oilcans.

Don't think Uhstrayuns actually drink Fastuh's.  Which isn't Uhstrayun; at least the stuff they sell to Seppos is brewed in Canada, and that's only so they can stamp IMPORTED on the can and jack up the price.


$2 for 3/4 liter cans of 5.5% ABV "brew" gets the job done, mate.
 
2014-07-16 02:17:24 AM
A neighbour called 000

I guess the Aussies never had rotary phones.
 
2014-07-16 02:23:31 AM

fusillade762: A neighbour called 000

I guess the Aussies never had rotary phones.


You don't need dials when everyone is named Bruce.
 
2014-07-16 02:28:45 AM

fusillade762: A neighbour called 000

I guess the Aussies never had rotary phones.


Funnily, 000 has always been our emergency number, although you can use 112 from mobiles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/000_Emergency
 
2014-07-16 02:32:08 AM
Given the amount of stuff that can kill you, having to dial 000 on a rotary phone is just another challenge mate.
 
2014-07-16 02:41:43 AM
Years ago me and a buddy stopped at a gas station on the way home from the bar, it was around 3am and we were drunk as shiat and completely coked out on a Tuesday morning. We parked on the side by the dumpster and eventually noticed it was smoldering. At this point we assumed somebody dumped an ashtray or threw a cigarette butt inside. I did my best impression of somebody sober and went inside to tell the clerk. By time we both looked at the video screen showing the dumpster it was really on fire. The clerk called 911 and I went outside to see my friend smashing the emergency glass on the extinguishers with the emrgency hammers. He emptied 2 extinguishers mounted on the columns into the dumpster and the fire was put out. At this point I was jealous because I wanted to smash some shiat with a hammer and use a fire extinguisher also. The clerk came outside and must have felt the same way because he smashed 2 also. After we sprayed 6 extinguishers into the dumpster it was definitely extinguished. At this point me and my friend realized the cops and fire dept. are on the way and we are completely farked up. The clerk said we were cool and we bounced. This all happened within 180 seconds and we got free food off the roller grill until the clerk went back to college. Luckily our friends dad worked for the fire.dept. and recognized our dumbasses so we never had to make a statement.
 
2014-07-16 02:42:29 AM

Fury Pilot: fusillade762: A neighbour called 000

I guess the Aussies never had rotary phones.

Funnily, 000 has always been our emergency number, although you can use 112 from mobiles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/000_Emergency


From that link

Zero is closest to the finger stall on Australian rotary dial phones, so it was easy to dial in darkness

Different kinds of dials, then.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-07-16 03:00:35 AM
Wow, even their number system is upside down.
 
2014-07-16 03:05:14 AM

symptomoftheuniverse: Good for the drunken aussies. I think they should never pay for a pint in that town. Do they drink it in pints? Quarts? Royal metric liters? Whatever. They should get some free beer.


Actually yes, in Darwin they do drink pints
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_in_Australia#Beer_glasses

I'm in Sydney so I drink Schooners or bourbon in a Seven

/images.sodahead.com
 
2014-07-16 03:43:59 AM
I believe several Darwin Stubbies would be appropriate.
 
2014-07-16 04:25:53 AM
So, drunks have an affinity for fire extinguishers. Who knew?
 
2014-07-16 04:28:41 AM

symptomoftheuniverse: Good for the drunken aussies. I think they should never pay for a pint in that town. Do they drink it in pints? Quarts? Royal metric liters? Whatever. They should get some free beer.


In Darwin, the correct unit of measure for alcohol is "hours".

In public housing in Darwin, you don't even measure the alcohol, you just make note of the day of the fortnight it is, with reference to when dole payments are made.

Officer: "How much have you had to drink Madam?"
Lady: "Off tuesday"
 
2014-07-16 05:09:27 AM

zzrhardy: symptomoftheuniverse: Good for the drunken aussies. I think they should never pay for a pint in that town. Do they drink it in pints? Quarts? Royal metric liters? Whatever. They should get some free beer.

In public housing in Darwin, you don't even measure the alcohol, you just make note of the day of the fortnight it is, with reference to when dole payments are made.


I've met an Aussie or two who drink by the litre. They don't get drunk either. They do burst occasionally.
 
2014-07-16 05:53:40 AM

fusillade762: Fury Pilot: fusillade762: A neighbour called 000

I guess the Aussies never had rotary phones.

Funnily, 000 has always been our emergency number, although you can use 112 from mobiles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/000_Emergency

From that link

Zero is closest to the finger stall on Australian rotary dial phones, so it was easy to dial in darkness

Different kinds of dials, then.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x641]


Now, the Brits and their 999, they were just saying "die, motherfarker."
 
2014-07-16 06:08:30 AM

sjcousins: If only there was a name for the type of courage they showed.


Thinning the herd?

s22.postimg.org
Damn missed a couple.
 
2014-07-16 06:44:42 AM

sjcousins: If only there was a name for the type of courage they showed.


Liquid courage?
 
2014-07-16 08:23:45 AM
s1.ibtimes.com
 
2014-07-16 09:11:00 AM

fusillade762: Fury Pilot: fusillade762: A neighbour called 000

I guess the Aussies never had rotary phones.

Funnily, 000 has always been our emergency number, although you can use 112 from mobiles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/000_Emergency

From that link

Zero is closest to the finger stall on Australian rotary dial phones, so it was easy to dial in darkness

Different kinds of dials, then.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x641]


Moving the numbers wouldn't make it easier to dial in the dark.  You only need to have the dial memorized like we do with the keyboard.  It would have to really suck to be blind and travel between Australia and the US.
 
2014-07-16 09:39:03 AM
Must have already drunk his piss.
 
2014-07-16 10:32:07 AM

Danger Avoid Death: [funnyand.com image 620x348]


prohardver.hu
 
2014-07-16 10:45:28 AM
I once really pissed off a church by putting out a fire.  Twice.

Back when I worked at an internet provider helpdesk, the house across the parking lot caught on fire.  I had stepped out back, and saw the smoke.  I yelled fire in a crowded helpdesk, grabbed the extinguisher, and ran over.  I wasn't sure if there was anybody in there, so I ran in, found where it was burning, and put it out.  About two minutes later the fire department shows up, they confirm it's out, and that no one is inside.

The next day, the same thing happens again.

It turns out that the church next door had bought the house to tear it down, they wanted to expand their parking lot.  The power was turned off to the house, the fire started in the ceiling in the kitchen.  There was no chance it was anything but arson just from that, homeless people occupying abandoned houses and starting fires don't start them in the ceiling.  The church was trying to save demolition costs and collect insurance on the house.

Sadly, no one at the church was arrested for the arson, we never saw who lit it.  But they did have to pay to tear down the house, since we contained the fire damage to a little bit of nothing by putting it out so fast.

And we sent the church a bill for the fire extinguishers.
 
2014-07-16 11:57:53 AM
"One guy was p****d-as"

The hell?
 
2014-07-16 12:18:59 PM

BigNumber12: "One guy was p****d-as"

The hell?


drunk, the guy was really drunk.
 
2014-07-16 01:29:41 PM
You should see how one Canadian put out a fire at a mental institute.
 
2014-07-16 03:54:19 PM

DarkVader: The church was trying to save demolition costs and collect insurance on the house.


Because fires have never spread to neighboring houses. Wow. Was the "church" one of those run by an ex-felon looking for easy money and easier access to unhappy housewives?
 
2014-07-16 04:11:21 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: BigNumber12: "One guy was p****d-as"

The hell?

drunk, the guy was really drunk.


I know, but the whole quotation is "One guy was pissed-as, but I'll give him his credit... he got all the fire extinguishers"

Is that short for "pissed-as-shiat" or "pissed-as-fark" or something?
 
2014-07-16 08:45:42 PM
Pissed is Euro-speak for drunk.

/If you're drinking you're probably pissing.
 
2014-07-17 08:34:25 AM
No Farker has come forward to claim involvement yet?

Probably still sleeping it off...
 
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