Happy Australia Day, America! (in Off-topic)


Flamey January 25 2008 10:21 AM EST

Yes, happy Australia Day. Marks the anniversary of when our country got discovered (Jan 26th, 1788). Basically it's people having a barbecue, drinking beer, festivals and fireworks. Similar to independence day(?), 4th of July?

j'bob January 25 2008 10:22 AM EST

Yay for Flamey and Australia!!! Hip Hip Hooray!

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] January 25 2008 10:29 AM EST

Have fun! =) Are you allowed to drink yet? I know USA is the only country with the 21 limit.... (Dont understand why we can die defending our country but not drink with buddies when we get back)... Dont wear white with that BBQ! =P

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] January 25 2008 10:38 AM EST


Congratulations on the discovery of a completely uninhabited land!

Sam Kekovich says "Eat lamb!"

Ulord[NK] January 25 2008 11:16 AM EST

happy Australia Day from your friendly fellow ex-colony Canada :).

Daz January 25 2008 11:17 AM EST

I know I'm going to spend it... Um... Melting in the heat :(

Brakke Bres [Ow man] January 25 2008 11:18 AM EST

"completely uninhabited land"

what about the aboriginals they were there first you know.
And all hail Abel Tasman!

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] January 25 2008 11:25 AM EST


Good morning, Henk.

QBOddBird January 25 2008 12:03 PM EST

Happy Australia Day!

Henk, just ask any good Briton from 1788 - they're just savages, so they don't count.

Flamey January 26 2008 7:56 AM EST

Well, 5 minutes to the end of it, had a nice time. Though I didn't spend it at a festival (only a few hours) still a nice day. Fireworks were pretty good.

OB, lol at that. It's so true. "You don't speak our language? You must be a freak!"

SundariZelia [The Knighthood] January 26 2008 8:18 AM EST

Happy Australia Day, Flamey! :)

AdminG Beee January 26 2008 8:26 AM EST

Kangaroo Happy Australia day mate Kangaroo

Flamey January 26 2008 8:32 AM EST

woo, G even got the Qantas kangaroo :)

Kingnicii January 26 2008 8:38 AM EST

Australia rocks, but i cant ship in a super laser from thinkgeek so im sad, oh oh well other than that Australia rocks

IndependenZ January 26 2008 8:41 AM EST

QBRanger January 26 2008 9:05 AM EST

"Yes, happy Australia Day. Marks the anniversary of when our country got discovered (Jan 26th, 1788)"

Aborigines anyone? They discovered Australia 4000 years ago.

Kingnicii January 26 2008 9:10 AM EST

Lol no-one cares about the aboriginals

Flamey January 26 2008 9:17 AM EST

discovered by English people*

Daz January 26 2008 9:40 AM EST

20 minutes until it's all over. I didn't really find the fireworks that exciting, either. Maybe I didn't have enough to drink first?

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] January 26 2008 9:48 AM EST


White folks discovered Australia in 1788. They discovered the aborigines [sic] discovered it first in 1992. What they were shooting at prior to 1992 is an official mystery.

Godpanda January 26 2008 9:50 AM EST

I thought that abidiginals (Zoolander, FTW) were kinda like an off-brand kangaroo?


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ActionAction January 26 2008 10:50 AM EST

Happy belated Australia Day? :O.

TheHatchetman January 26 2008 4:52 PM EST

Happy Australia Day to all those in the future!

TheHatchetman January 26 2008 4:52 PM EST

btw, Indy... Where's bart's frog?

SNK3R January 26 2008 5:03 PM EST

Bartjan has a frog?

Thraklight Resonance January 26 2008 5:55 PM EST

So bang there goes another kanga on the bonnet of the van.

Flamey January 26 2008 9:42 PM EST

Bast, how'd you figure 1992? o_O

Phoenix [The Forgehood] January 26 2008 9:49 PM EST

This is soooo belated... but who cares?

Happy Australia Day!

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] January 26 2008 9:53 PM EST


Feel free to look it up!

Flamey January 26 2008 9:59 PM EST

they got their right to vote in the 60s, so im pretty sure they'd be considered people by then.

j'bob January 26 2008 10:04 PM EST

I believe (and correct me if I'm wrong Bast) that Bast is saying that in Nineteen hundred and ninety two the High Court of Australia finally "discovered" (decided) that the Aboriginals did in fact discover Australia first. :D

Jamba in da Juice January 27 2008 12:17 AM EST

umm.... except the difference between Independence day and Australia day is that the US was discovered way b4 we became independent, and Australia was discovered the same day it was discovered :O
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