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October 22, 2006
Australian tourism to the USA to hit new all time low.
14 years ago
I thought they were all afraid of being declared Enemy Combatants and having their habeus corpsed... So, how long has the War on Vegimite been going on, and does Colin Hay have to change it to Nutella when he performs in the U.S.?
Sorry, that should be
The War on Vegimite®™
"Veg-i-mite"? What is this "veg-i-mite"? And I'm speaking as someone who knows a great deal about Australian culture, having seen all the Mad Max movies, Muriel's Wedding, AND Crocodile Dundee 1&2.
"That's not a knife!" heh
safe at last!
oh wendell just made a little spelling error... should be:
The War on Vegemite®™
Anyway you aren't allowed to even lay your eyes on a jar so it doesn't matter how it's spelled all that much.... Keep in mind that if this was peanut butter people would be out in the streets over there rioting!
If they should ban anything in this coutry, it should be
Buying bread from a man in Brussels He was six foot four and full of muscles I said, "Do you speak-a my language?" He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich And he said, "I come from a land down under Where beer does flow and men chunder Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder? You better run, you better take cover."
Incidentally, it looks like NZ's bread is going to be folate-enhanced in the near future. Because, you know, the spina bifida
I may be a little cynical about our health system and nanny state.
I always find it odd when Aussie types complain about
as they munch down on vegemite. Yes,
tastes like worn socks, but at least it doesn't look like menses.
Wikipedia claims this happened a while ago:
in the early 2000s, the US FDA prevented the import of Vegemite from Australia, citing, as the reason, that the folic acid levels are too high. In 2005 it was impossible for Australian expatriates to buy Vegemite in jars of larger than 113 grams (4 oz.)
. I've only seen tiny jars in Canader - didn't know it came in large jars!
I think gomichild nailed it... looks like a bit of a hoax, or just plain bad reporting... damn those Australians, we are perfectly capable of looking like idiots based on the truth, we don't need these far fetched lies!
More tension - boot battle
Interestingly enough the BBC doesn't mention the
The War on Vegemite®™ in regards to banning it - but rather as Australian brands being taken over by companies overseas.
but at least it doesn't look like menses
FOMG! How funny!
If anyone's menses look like Vegemite GO SEE A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY.
Yes! What it looks like is
Sorry, but your comment has been flagged by the yuck filter running on this blog: this might be an error, in which case all apologies.
Okay. Okay. Please. Stop. Please. Waterboard me if you must, but no more of this. In trade, I hereby pledge that I will never again refer to horse buggery in a post. Nor anal leakage. Nor goatse or Kitfisto. But for the sake of jebus H. fooking christ, willya PLEASE stop comparing edible foodstuffs to fluids excreted by the mammalian body. I have to eat my dinner now, and I just can't.
My anal leakage looks like vegemite, should I see a doctor?
No, just the vegemite.
Well, customs in Australia confiscated the Mrshmallow Fluff I sent to a fried there, because it contained egg whites. Turnabout's fair play!
Um..that wasn't egg whites (wink wink)
What was it then?
*stands up lookin staunch to fight any motherfucker who sneers at Vegemite.
You give me good old peanut butter on white bread, and that's what america means to me!
Careful: you start talking about peanut butter and fuyu's gonna compare it to anal leakage.
The chunky variety hurts
I was going to pick ear wax for peanut butter, actually.
by the shore the ear-wax picker sits and drinks a dreadful liquor made of butter,
nut butter into which the nightmoths flutter with the scrapings of the gutter and fishy leavings of the otter and dung where horses haply clatter
Interesting...the original article on the Herald Sun site has been removed. The article on the news.co.au site is still accessible - but does not appear on searches, or in the listing of articles published yesterday. News.com.au have published 90 comments on this article - but interestingly enough not mine is which I mentioned some of what I found in my searches and posted on my blog...
HIR BASHISTEY'S RIGHT HONERABLE GUV'MENT
OFFICIALLY CLOSES THIS THREAD DUE TO COMMUNISM AND FEELING A BIT GASSY. PLEASE GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY. THAT IS ALL.
the plot thickens
HA! gomichild scores! Turns out it was made up.
Ha, and it was all over the TV news here last night.
Great snooping, gomi!
Remind me never to let gomi get wind of any Aussie-related lies I promulgate in the future.