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Happy Vegemites? We don't think so (The United States bans Vegemite)
Sunday Herald Sun ^ | 22nd October 2006 | Kelvin Healey

Posted on 10/21/2006 2:50:29 PM PDT by naturalman1975

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To: Campion

OMG he BETTER NOT kiss her goodnight, your son's goodnight sounds perfectly appropriate to me!! well now that i recall what the plan is, i don't think xsboy will have the opportunity as the girls are all having a sleepover at the one girl's house, and there are going to be two sets of kids in xshub's SUV, so i see the boys letting the girls hop out and go into their friend's house!


101 posted on 10/21/2006 4:44:23 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

"Spam is "exquisite"! Vienna sausge ain't bad, either!"

What about potted meat??


102 posted on 10/21/2006 4:46:42 PM PDT by aimee5291
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To: naturalman1975

Wow, I thought this was a joke article. Seems it's not. Guess I'll read the thread now. Crikey.


103 posted on 10/21/2006 4:51:03 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: The_Reader_David

Oh believe me, I greatly dislike Vegemite. Not all Aussies like it.

In my case, I spent six years at an Australian boarding school, and the stuff was served up in huge jars on our tables at breakfast every morning, and in our senior years was one of the substances made available for us to have on toast in our small kitchenette. It was everywhere and I came to hate it.

In Fifth Form, a friend and I smeared it on every doorknob in our boarding house. We were caught and I was given the choice of eating a jar of it spoon by spoon or being caned.

I took the caning.


104 posted on 10/21/2006 4:53:34 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975
In Fifth Form, a friend and I smeared it on every doorknob in our boarding house. We were caught and I was given the choice of eating a jar of it spoon by spoon or being caned.

I took the caning.

I don't blame you. My father sprang that stuff on me when I was ten. I'm forty-five now, and I can still recall the taste of it. Salty axle grease. Yech. To each his own, but I don't care for it.

105 posted on 10/21/2006 5:00:36 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

Part of this complete breakfast!! :-D


106 posted on 10/21/2006 5:01:15 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (You can do that, and be a whack-job pedophile on meth.)
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To: humblegunner

Not by a long shot... It is malt/yeast extract paste. Really salty.

Take a piece of bread, butter it, then put on your vegemite. Damn tasty!


107 posted on 10/21/2006 5:02:28 PM PDT by Triggerhippie (Always use a silencer in a crowd. Loud noises offend people.)
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To: Pylon

I love vegemite, but that would be disgusting! :)


108 posted on 10/21/2006 5:05:31 PM PDT by Triggerhippie (Always use a silencer in a crowd. Loud noises offend people.)
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To: naturalman1975

Vegemite is the most disgusting stuff on this good green earth. Sardine and Tomato Paste, on the other hand...mmmm...dang, I miss that stuff...


109 posted on 10/21/2006 5:12:31 PM PDT by Eepsy
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To: Campion
Load 12-guage shells with a reduced charge and medium rock salt. It won't kill them but they might wish it would.

This year, my youngest girl 'J', aged 11, has gone from thinking that boys are totally yuckky to just mostly yuckky. We have also gotten a call from the school saying that she is a 'growing girl' and shouldn't wear such thin shirts. Eeeek.

However, boyfriends have their uses other than for target practice. Eventually one will grow up, turn into a son-in-law, and become useful.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

110 posted on 10/21/2006 5:24:47 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: aimee5291

"What about potted meat"??



Even I, have limits!


111 posted on 10/21/2006 5:26:46 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (MAY I DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, BUAIDH NO BAS)
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To: naturalman1975

I can deal with a ban on vegemite, but they better leave my nutella alone!


112 posted on 10/21/2006 6:05:10 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Me, too. I draw the line at Spam, Vienna sausages and, most especially, potted meat. Food most foul!

Yet, I love deviled ham! Go figure.

And if you're going to spread something thin on toast, it should be Nutella. And it should be a sweet, eggy toasted brioche.


113 posted on 10/21/2006 6:10:17 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: DemforBush

Were you reading my mind?


114 posted on 10/21/2006 6:11:02 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: magslinger

Ya know, I must have heard that song 1000 times, but I never really knew what they were saying (except for Vegemite)....those are pretty cool lyrics.


115 posted on 10/21/2006 6:17:54 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: LonePalm
Load 12-guage shells with a reduced charge and medium rock salt. It won't kill them but they might wish it would.

:-) Some friends of mine were talking about how somebody's dad made all prospective boyfriends come along on a Wholesome Family Activity [tm] before any dating could take place. If the Mr. PBF wouldn't take the bait, the girl apparently wasn't that interested in Mr. PBF anymore, since he couldn't be bothered even to go on the Wholesome Family Activity. I thought that sounded like a good plan.

However, boyfriends have their uses other than for target practice. Eventually one will grow up, turn into a son-in-law, and become useful.

One hopes so, at any rate.

116 posted on 10/21/2006 6:49:55 PM PDT by Campion ("I am so tired of you, liberal church in America" -- Mother Angelica, 1993)
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To: mkjessup

I have tried it. This hilarious article is dead on. We are sitting here wiping tears from our eyes from laughing so hard!

It stinks, too.


117 posted on 10/21/2006 6:56:07 PM PDT by reformedliberal ("Eliminate the mullahs and Islam shall disappear in fifty years." Ayatollah Khomeini)
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

Except Marmite is the real stuff, Vegemite is for wimps (ducking now)LOL


118 posted on 10/21/2006 6:56:37 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: buffyt

119 posted on 10/21/2006 6:59:12 PM PDT by CollegeRepublicanNU (Friends Don't Let Friends Vote DEMOCRAT!)
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To: LonePalm
Exactly, thin being the important point.
Same as English mustard (e.g. Coleman's), I took some to work for a Thanksgiving pot luck one year and put a sign on the bowl warning folks it wasn't like French's stuff, some didn't read it ....
120 posted on 10/21/2006 7:02:22 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: aimee5291

My father, at 93, still likes "Patum Peperium", not too sure what it is but it came in nice little jars, nowadays it's in plastic of course.


121 posted on 10/21/2006 7:18:31 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: 1066AD
(e.g. Coleman's)

It is actually spelled Colman's. Produced in Great Britain by Colman's of Norwich, Carrow, Norwich NR1 2DD

Great stuff if you like spicy mustard. We keep it next to the 250g jar of Marmite ;)

122 posted on 10/21/2006 7:19:16 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

You're right of course, been gone too long !


123 posted on 10/21/2006 7:23:39 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Paraclete
Been there, ate that, lived to tell the story.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

124 posted on 10/21/2006 7:32:48 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: naturalman1975

As a Yank, I'd like to apologize for whatever knucklehead made that decision. Personally, I like the stuff okay. It definitely tastes a lot better than it looks.


125 posted on 10/21/2006 7:38:25 PM PDT by RichInOC ("I said 'Do you speaka my language?' He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich."--Men at Work)
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To: Renfield
and LOTS of salt

So it's like anchovies.

126 posted on 10/21/2006 7:44:46 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: RichInOC
It definitely tastes a lot better than it looks.

It's appearance is a non-issue for me. Apple butter is also a brown goo- and I could eat a whole jar of it with a spoon.

127 posted on 10/21/2006 7:44:47 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: magslinger
Where women glow

Huh. I always thought that was a different word.

128 posted on 10/21/2006 8:16:31 PM PDT by A.J.Armitage (http://calvinist-libertarians.blogspot.com/)
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To: naturalman1975

Really! This is clearly unacceptable!! Shall we get John Howard to call George Bush? lol ;-)

I like vegemite but wouldn't go so far as to take it with me to the U.S. on a holiday. But if I lived there, I'd like to be able to have some on toast and butter. I think vegemite is an acquired taste. I'd dislike it too if I were subjected to eating it on its own.. yuck!


129 posted on 10/21/2006 9:42:18 PM PDT by odds
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To: Riley
Salty axle grease. Yech. To each his own, but I don't care for it.

Look on the bright side, mate. You can add some sand to it and call it Aussie Caviar.

------ducking--------

130 posted on 10/21/2006 10:50:59 PM PDT by Erasmus (I invited Benoit Mandelbrot to the Shoreline Grill, but he never got there.)
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To: aimee5291
What about potted meat??

I think it's called that because you have to be potted before you can choke it down.

Way back before the Internet was such a huge deal, back in the BBS days- I posted a question to the BBS group that I was on. I challenged them to come up with a way to make Spam palatable for people who didn't ordinarily care for it- myself included.

The most effective way that came of it was to dice it and sauté it with onions. It seemed to neutralize the funny taste. It could then be rolled into an omelet with no ill effects. :-)

131 posted on 10/22/2006 10:20:26 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Alkhin; King Moonracer
In the late '70's I was in Perth for a week with the Navy. There was a promotion party going on, which involved huge quantities of good Australian beer, so some of the details are a little sketchy. I do recall one club we were at had a band they were kind of proud of. The music was OK, but I do remember the big yellow sign saying "Men at Work".

I may have heard the word Vegemite, but didn't try it or know what it was until a few years later when the song came out.

132 posted on 10/22/2006 1:39:04 PM PDT by magslinger (If at first you don't succeed, squeeze, squeeze again.)
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To: gidget7

That's the reason! The Skippy Lobby!


133 posted on 10/22/2006 1:46:52 PM PDT by AmishDude (Mwahahahahahahahaha -- official evil laugh of the North American Union)
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To: MarkL

I ate a whole bunch of vegemite once. Soon afterwards I had to drive a couple to the airport. While I was sitting in my car waiting for them to get their luggage and come out, multiple and uncontrollable blasts of farts were emitted on my part. The whole interior of the car smelled like a fart factory. In desperation I opened the doors and tried to air out the car. Didn't work. The whole way to the airport, not a word was said on their part. Fart smells do have that effect of stifling conversations.


134 posted on 10/22/2006 2:39:31 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: gidget7

Peanut butter is actually VERY popular in australia, its definitely on a par with vegemite but obviously nowhere near as iconic. The great majority of households have both.


135 posted on 10/22/2006 8:53:58 PM PDT by lisabh
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

Heck, I wish they'd ban marmite! That stuff is foul!

blech!


136 posted on 10/22/2006 8:57:31 PM PDT by twinzmommy
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To: RichInOC

Hooray! a Yank that doesn't hate it! I'm an aussie living in the states and its one of the products i miss the most. that and tim tams : )


137 posted on 10/22/2006 9:03:29 PM PDT by lisabh
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To: naturalman1975

When I was in OZ my host offered me some vegemite. He buttered our toast with a generous amount of the stuff and gave it to me to eat. I took a big bite and he gave his to the dog. Last bite I'll ever have of the vile stuff. It's the only thing about Oz I don't like.


138 posted on 10/22/2006 9:12:00 PM PDT by centexan (Stay safe 4th ID - come home soon)
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To: lisabh

You can get Arnott's Tim Tams around here....SE PA.


139 posted on 10/22/2006 9:12:53 PM PDT by Thumper1960
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To: magslinger; Aussie Dasher; All

OHHH AD LOL!


140 posted on 10/22/2006 10:15:11 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: 1066AD

Now that I've looked that up, I'm going to try to find some. Mmmm - "spiced anchovy paste" ... "Gentlemen's Relish." Found at Fortnum & Mason, among others.


141 posted on 10/22/2006 10:35:25 PM PDT by Rte66
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