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Invariably, there would be something on the front page about crocodiles, guns or UFOs.

Or alien crocs with guns.
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post


Or alien crocs with guns.

 

Depends on how drunk the NT News editors were when they approved the front page!

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I'm wearing an un-tucked Uniqlo navy oxford today, hope we can still be mates smile.gif

And you are?🤔
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Or alien crocs with guns.

A standout front page from WA in the 80s

BEER STRIKE PANIC STARTS!
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A standout front page from WA in the 80s

BEER STRIKE PANIC STARTS!

My all time favourite was on the back page of the Sun:

RACE
DRAW
CLAIM
PROBE

Four random words on four decks, no irony or puns, no knowing humour or inside joke.

Just the radiant and absolute panic of a sub who couldn't think of anything else.
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30 years ago there was the Russell Street Police Station Bombing in Melbourne.

Here's a bit, fiction but true, from Peter Temple's novel 'Truth':


'That long-ago day, he came out of the old stone magistrates' court, he was there to give evidence, it wasn't going to happen until after lunch, half a day wasted, the woman was genetically programmed to steal stuff, you might as well imprison dolphins for leaping out of the sea.

The next day was Good Friday, he was off, thinking about going surfing, hungry, he was waiting to cross to the Russell Street station, standing on the La Trobe corner.

You could get a decent ham and cheese sandwich from the canteen, there was a woman cop crossing the road.

The world went orange, a massive impact knocked him over, his head hit the tarmac, something landed on his chest, he grasped it in both hands, mind blank, registered more explosions, people screaming.

He got up, vision blurred, no idea of what had happened, his nasal passages were full of burnt rubber and hot dust. He focused on what he was holding. A hub cap, folded, like a pastie.

He sat down, feet in the gutter, head on his knees, feeling tired, unsure of mind, have a little rest.

Then the thought rose in him:

You're a policeman. Get up. Do something.

He got up, not at all steady, he brushed himself off, there were dark marks on his shirt, he nodded at them and stepped into the street.

The policewoman he saw crossing the road died of burns. She was about his age, he knew her by sight.

Much later, he worked with cops who knew the men sentenced to life for killing her, for injuring all the others, they were armed robbers, they hated cops, turning a lifted Holden into a gelignite bomb was a very funny thing to do, an outlaw thing.'
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30 years ago there was the Russell Street Police Station Bombing in Melbourne.

That was a frightening day for me. I'd arranged for the wife to pick me up in Russell Street after work, before we headed to Hall's Gap for a holiday. The entire city was blocked off, and nobody was saying what was going on. In the days before either of us had a mobile, we couldn't find one another and had no way of tracking one another down. After a couple of hours wandering around, she happened to drive past me on Victoria St, and we finally hooked up, to great relief.
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The ABC should re-run Phoenix and Janus.
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The ABC should re-run Phoenix and Janus.

Some of the best written, acted & directed drama the ABC ever made.
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Thread Starter 


Rest In Peace.
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Some of the best written, acted & directed drama the ABC ever made.

I nominate Blue Murder.

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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Gents, a very rainy day and a soaked jacket in Sydney has me looking at umbrellas. I have historically not been able to stomach spending $50-100 of a piece of shit from a chemist. Is it worth spending a bit more on something nicer eg a Kent Wang or even a fox? Am I simply showing signs of internet menswear affluenza here or do you consider this a sensible purchase?

Alternatively, does anyone have any siggestions of somewhere to buy something better than nost umbrellas but cheaper than the ones I mentioned in Syd?

http://unbreakableumbrella.com

Thank me later 👍🏻
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CEP

More interested in http://theunloseableumbrella.com.au

Left my Muji umbrella on the train the other day 😣
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CEP

More interested in http://theunloseableumbrella.com.au

Pfft... Just chain the unbreakable umbrella to your wrist. Two birds with one stone.
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