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Where The Bloody Hell are You???????????? #239948 03/30/06 11:08 PM
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Sorry folks....I ust could not help myself.I know this advertising campain to get people to come to our beautiful country has ruffled a few feathers in some countries....Do any of you think its really offensive? <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

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LOL! Hi Freespirit!

I don't think it's offensive. But I do think that those people who do have given the campaign a boost by complaining about it! Everybody knows about this advertisement now, whereas it would've just faded into obscurity otherwise. Mmm, makes you wonder, doesn't it?


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Hello fellow melburnian <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

"yea if they didint make such a fuss it would not have been so effective.It worked a treat.
Did you enjoy the commenwealth games? It was exiting wasant it? getting to and from work wasant to exiting though..

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Actually, I saw a news item about it here - apparently our board of censors wouldn't allow it - why is beyond me! It seems like a perfectly good ad to me <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

(of course we weren't allowed to hear the actual phrase! - that was bleeped out!) haha!

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Actually, seeing that a couple of people are from Melbourne - I don't suppose anyone knows a really good recipe for dim sims, do they? I love them, and I've looked all over the internet for reasonable recipes, but they tend to be more Chinesey than Greek, and a bit more like large wontons <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> (sorry for hijacking the post- I just felt hungry!)

best wishes - Jane <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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No I dontr have any recipees for dim sims mate but here in Melbourne we have The famous south melbourne market dim sims.They are so yummy!!!

I could not figure out myself why they would not allow it there when in some shows in the uk they drop the f word quite often.Oh well it did the add a favour by banning it anyway.

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Now I'm very, very jealous!!! <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> I wish we had them here!

As for that ad - I feel vaguely insulted by the censorship board 'nannying' us like that - I imagine there would be a few picky people who might just mind the language, but compared to what we get on television, often before the 9 o'clock watershed, it's nothing! It just makes us look silly (or even sillier than we often already look <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> )

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Quote:
Hello fellow melburnian <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

"yea if they didint make such a fuss it would not have been so effective.It worked a treat.
Did you enjoy the commenwealth games? It was exiting wasant it? getting to and from work wasant to exiting though..


Hello back! Whereabouts in Melbourne are you? I'm in Blackburn in the eastern suburbs.

The games were great. We had some bad (or good?) timing with our holiday and were in NSW for most of the games, but got back in time to go to the athletics finals at the G with 83000 other people! So we missed out on the traffic but got to see the games. Oh, except for trying to get home on the train at midnight...


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Quote:
Now I'm very, very jealous!!! <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> I wish we had them here!

As for that ad - I feel vaguely insulted by the censorship board 'nannying' us like that - I imagine there would be a few picky people who might just mind the language, but compared to what we get on television, often before the 9 o'clock watershed, it's nothing! It just makes us look silly (or even sillier than we often already look <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> )

Jane <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


That's what annoys me about censorship. Don't they know we can think for ourselves. If they're worried about what some of the population will think then only schedule the ad for late night TV. What's so difficult about that?


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Hello Elle and Hello Jane

Hi jane - yea I dont blame you for feeling insulted - your goverment is pretty dumb...(what goverment isint though!)
I cant wait to visit England...I want to see where all my convict ancestors come from...lol...

Elle I am from Melbounes west.Small world eh? we are about a 40 minute drive away from you.We just built our dream home here in manor lakes(just past werribee) and we love it here.Its bloody hard work but it is worth it to see the house looking the way we want it.

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I know what you mean freespirit. We're renting a unit and we can't wait to have a place of our own. Our neighbours are very sweet, but I'd love to be able to lie in the sun without having to scramble to cover up every time they walk down the driveway. LOL. I doubt we'll get our dream home, though, at first. We'll have to work up to it. And we won't be able to afford to buy in Blackburn either, so I will miss living here.


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Hi elle we would have loved to have moved up to the dandenongs but it was way out of our price range.The land over your way is so expensive...you can see why though..you live in a lovely part of town.
I am sure you guys will get what you want eventually...Remember all good things come to those who wait.

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Yeah, it's brilliant being near the Dandies, we go walking very often. But it must be nice being close to the Otways too, and the great ocean road. I would love to get down there more often. I just adore those cliffs. I feel I want to go and take it all in before more of them fall down, and then when they do I want to go and see how different it looks. It fascinates me that it is constantly changing.


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Yes It is nice being so close to the great ocean road...I wish it were closer though...I am going on a surfing trip up there next week actually.I think It would have to be one of the most beautiful places in the world.

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Ooh, have fun! I hope you have nice weather. I think that ocean can be cold this time of year (brrrr). I've just worked out that it was Dec 2004 when we were last down there - I can't believe it's been that long! (I was going to say it was this Dec just past, but realised it was longer, wow.) I think I need to twist my hubby's arm into making a trip...


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Here you go, Dim Sim recipe:

1 pkt won ton wrappers, whatever they are.
600 gm finely minced pork or any chunky meat (not tropical fish, too bitter).
100 gm bamboo shoots finely chopped (watch those fingers)
1 x spring onion finely chopped
2 x tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander
2 tbl light soy sauce
vegetable oil or any old fat for deep frying

Cover the wrappers (what are they???) with a cloth until needed. In a food processor grind pork until smooth, or do it by hand if you're really angry. Add bamboo shoots spring onion and coriander and work to a smooth paste using hands, not feet or face. Don't forget to wash your hands first, especially if you've been stroking the dog. To form the dumplings place a rounded tablespoon of the filling in the centre of a wrapper (no, I don't know either) and press the edges of the wrapper up around the filling to almost enclose it.
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Fry the dim sims several at a time until the pastry is golden brown - about 2 minutes should do it. No burning now.
Remove and drain on absorbent paper or loo roll if you're a bit stingy. Serve the dim sims hot with small dishes of soy sauce, or ketchup, or gravy for dipping. I dip mine in wine, but I'm quite sophisticated so you may not be able to do this.

Makes 20 to 24. Great if you've got lots of friends like me. I mean, not lots of friends 'like' me, great looking blokes with beards, but...oh you know what I mean so stop pretending you don't.

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LOL Familychoice! You should be a recipe writer.

I feel bad that I only have the vaguest idea what dim sims and won tons are. I think that the items I'm thinking of that I think I remember having eaten might be either dim sims or won tons but since I couldn't understand a syllable of what the waiter was saying when I attempted to order (or rather let him convince me that he would bring something to the table that was food and not, say, an extra napkin), I have no idea. It probably was. Yes. I think so. *scratches head*


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yea thanks - I hope the weather holds up though...It should be nice anyway.We plan to do some serious workouts on the beach - that should be fun.

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Thank you Familychoice - you are undoubtedly an angel <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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Thankyou Family choice! Sounds yummy!!!!! <img src="/images/graemlins/easter.gif" alt="" />

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Oh BTW Freespirit, we were out your way recently - we went for a walk in Werribee Gorge :-) It's still very dry out that side. I hope you guys are getting some nice rain now.


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Aww thank you. Actually I made some last night and they were awful, so forget that recipe I'll write a better one later.


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Hi Elle

Yes we have been getting a heap of rain over the last couple of days...The werribee gorge is a beautiful place isint it?

I just got back from a trip up the coast and it was raining the whole time up there.Quiote dissapointing because I wanted to go surfing but it was to cold.Grrrrr!!!!

Family choice did you have more succsess with your dimmies?

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