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(Sunshine Coast Daily News)   Traffic on Australia's Bruce Highway delayed by grass fire smoke plumes. Of course Australia has a Bruce Highway   ( sunshinecoastdaily.com.au) divider line
    More: Obvious, Bruce Highway, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Infrastructure, Laxton Rd, Architecture, Construction, Affect, Causality  
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2018-09-23 03:06:31 AM  
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2018-09-23 03:27:58 AM  
Monty Python - Australian Bruces
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2018-09-23 03:30:35 AM  
Howls of derisive laughter Bruce
 
2018-09-23 04:22:47 AM  
Well, to avoid confusion, all highways are called Bruce...
 
2018-09-23 04:26:08 AM  
♫ don't slow me daaaahhhowwwnn, Brrddduce ♫
♫ don't slow me daaaaahhhh hhaaa  hhaaa howwwwn ♫
 
2018-09-23 04:26:48 AM  
Must be hot enough to boil a monkey's bum.
 
2018-09-23 04:34:44 AM  
I don't smoke, but if you have to work construction, you should be allowed to smoke grass. Just not on the job site.
 
2018-09-23 05:15:58 AM  
Is there a Sheila highway?
 
2018-09-23 05:16:04 AM  
Of course they do.  It's the Queensland section of the A1 and originally ran from Bruce's Head in the north to Bruce Knob near Brisbane.  The name of the Brisbane terminus was considered indecent by Her Majesty's Governor and it was renamed to Bald Hills.
 
2018-09-23 05:18:01 AM  

Comsamvimes: Is there a Sheila highway?


That's the continuation of the A1 past Brisbane.
 
2018-09-23 05:33:39 AM  
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2018-09-23 05:55:47 AM  

Magnifico Giganticus: Of course they do.  It's the Queensland section of the A1 and originally ran from Bruce's Head in the north to Bruce Knob near Brisbane.  The name of the Brisbane terminus was considered indecent by Her Majesty's Governor and it was renamed to Bald Hills.


It's lucky the governor never heard of Bald Knob:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bal​d​+Kn­ob+QL­D+45­52/[nospam-﹫-backwards]6­2­-*7805584,152.913196​1,14.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b9386776f2​68229:0x502a35af3dea830!8m2!3d-26.7793​!4d152.912
 
2018-09-23 06:03:36 AM  
I drink therefore I am.
 
2018-09-23 06:18:04 AM  
 ♫ Bruce is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long ♫
 
2018-09-23 06:18:41 AM  
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2018-09-23 06:38:45 AM  
No Campbell?
 
2018-09-23 06:42:17 AM  
 
2018-09-23 07:07:16 AM  

kqc7011: Michigan's U.P. has Bruce Crossing.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Cr​ossing,_Michigan


Sticking out into Lake Huron is the Bruce Peninsula. There are some great diving places there.

http://www.thebrucepeninsula.com/get-​o​utdoors/explore-the-water/scubadiving-​snorkeling.html
 
2018-09-23 07:37:45 AM  

ol' gormsby: Magnifico Giganticus: Of course they do.  It's the Queensland section of the A1 and originally ran from Bruce's Head in the north to Bruce Knob near Brisbane.  The name of the Brisbane terminus was considered indecent by Her Majesty's Governor and it was renamed to Bald Hills.

It's lucky the governor never heard of Bald Knob:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bald​+Knob+QLD+4552/62-7805584,152.9131961,​14.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b9386776f268​229:0x502a35af3dea830!8m2!3d-26.7793!4​d152.912


HM can still sit on Yorkeys Knob ( FNQ ) )anytime

/ a wonderful experience, so I'm told
 
2018-09-23 07:51:47 AM  
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What a Bruce might look like...
 
2018-09-23 08:03:29 AM  
.. And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart
I drink thetefore I am.
 
2018-09-23 08:36:36 AM  
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2018-09-23 09:04:19 AM  
"They ruined all our best names, like Bruce, and Lance, and Julien-those were the toughest names we had!"
 
2018-09-23 09:28:59 AM  

Brofar: "They ruined all our best names, like Bruce, and Lance, and Julien-those were the toughest names we had!"


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And Julian?
 
2018-09-23 09:33:48 AM  

Comsamvimes: Is there a Sheila highway?


That's what they call their tunnels.
 
2018-09-23 09:39:53 AM  
I hear the University of Walamaloo has an excellent Philosophy department. They have a few rules, but they're easy to remember, you Pommy bastards. No Pooftas.
 
2018-09-23 10:45:51 AM  
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2018-09-23 11:39:01 AM  
Years ago I was working at the University computer center and one of my coworkers comes in and says you have to meet the new operator.   OK, I think.   "His name is Michael Baldwin."   So what I think.    He repeats, "His name is Michael Baldwin."   Then I catch on.   "Mind if we just call you 'Bruce'?"   He was known as Bruce until he graduated.
 
2018-09-23 11:57:16 AM  
This here is the wattle, it's the emblem of our land. You can stick it in a bottle, you can hold it in your hand.
 
2018-09-23 12:01:51 PM  
Well, I'm surprised no one has posted any Monty Python references yet.
 
2018-09-23 02:18:04 PM  

Candygram4Mongo: Well, I'm surprised no one has posted any Monty Python references yet.


You're obviously just pissy bc some other film/show got mentioned

You and your cute yellow outfit.
 
2018-09-23 03:15:02 PM  
I once saw a short amusing piece on an Aussie paper which went like this.

There once was a man working on a construction site whose name, apparently, was Wayne Bruce.

As construction workers like giving each other inventive nicknames, this man came to be known as "ManBat."
 
2018-09-23 07:44:03 PM  

Do you know the way to Mordor: I once saw a short amusing piece on an Aussie paper which went like this.

There once was a man working on a construction site whose name, apparently, was Wayne Bruce.

As construction workers like giving each other inventive nicknames, this man came to be known as "ManBat."


No need for that in Oz.. Australia has plenty of "Batman" things. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki​/Batman_H​ighway
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_​B​ridge and about 20 others.
Named after the co-founder of Melbourn https://en.wikipedia.org/wik​i/John_Bat​man
 
2018-09-23 08:12:10 PM  

mjjt: Candygram4Mongo: Well, I'm surprised no one has posted any Monty Python references yet.

You're obviously just pissy bc some other film/show got mentioned

You and your cute yellow outfit.


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2018-09-23 10:40:54 PM  

optikeye: Do you know the way to Mordor: I once saw a short amusing piece on an Aussie paper which went like this.

There once was a man working on a construction site whose name, apparently, was Wayne Bruce.

As construction workers like giving each other inventive nicknames, this man came to be known as "ManBat."

No need for that in Oz.. Australia has plenty of "Batman" things. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/​Batman_Highway
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_B​ridge and about 20 others.
Named after the co-founder of Melbourn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki​/John_Batman


So, the actual, true origin story?
 
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