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Re: Halloween....

Reply #15
I keep hearing how it’s a “traditional celebration”
It may be but not in Oz.
Never existed here 45 years ago, it’s an import.
Unless we’ve had a rise of religious types in our midst…?
Yep, we used to celebrate Guy Fawkes day
back all those years ago and blow up letter boxes with Penny Bungers tied together and launch Skyrockets from Coke bottles. Then we would have a huge bonfire down at the local park or creek in our case and have a late evening game of cricket with the fire as our lights.Bomb making 101, that was fun Oz style and we all grew up normal...😳

Re: Halloween....

Reply #16
Yep, we used to celebrate Guy Fawkes day
back all those years ago and blow up letter boxes with Penny Bungers tied together and launch Skyrockets from Coke bottles. Then we would have a huge bonfire down at the local park or creek in our case and have a late evening game of cricket with the fire as our lights.Bomb making 101, that was fun Oz style and we all grew up normal...😳

Come to the Territory, every 1 July we get to blow shiite up 🤣
It’s like downtown Beirut 😎
Except the injuries are usually on the minor side…

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Reply #17
Plenty of people get influenced, there called suckers and places like YouTube provide a steady income by allowing them to ply their BS.i know a kid who makes 300k a year, drives a Tesla, new home and gives financial advice on how to invest, he is a uni dropout with no qualifications who signs people up to his courses then provides BS info you can get for nothing on websites and he isn't the only one.

But do you actually know anyone who has been “influenced”? 
“Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?”  Oddball

Re: Halloween....

Reply #18
Yep, we used to celebrate Guy Fawkes day
back all those years ago and blow up letter boxes with Penny Bungers tied together and launch Skyrockets from Coke bottles. Then we would have a huge bonfire down at the local park or creek in our case and have a late evening game of cricket with the fire as our lights.Bomb making 101, that was fun Oz style and we all grew up normal...😳
Ahh the memories, Guy Fawkes Night. Walk down to the Milk Bar, buy enough fireworks to make Moomba look lame for about $10 and let em rip. Letter boxes, Tonka Trucks, mates back pockets were all fair game. Still got all my digits, eyesight and hearing so I couldn't have been too dangerous. They were the days.
2017 - 16th
2018 - Wooden Spoon
2019 - 16th
2020 - dare to dream? 11th is better than last I suppose
2021 - Pi$$ or get off the pot
2022 - Real Deal or more of the same?
2023 - "Raise the Standard" - M. Voss

Re: Halloween....

Reply #19
I keep hearing how it’s a “traditional celebration”
It may be but not in Oz.
Never existed here 45 years ago, it’s an import.
Unless we’ve had a rise of religious types in our midst…?
NB when I become PM, Im banning Halloween celebration in Oz.
2017 - 16th
2018 - Wooden Spoon
2019 - 16th
2020 - dare to dream? 11th is better than last I suppose
2021 - Pi$$ or get off the pot
2022 - Real Deal or more of the same?
2023 - "Raise the Standard" - M. Voss

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Reply #20
But do you actually know anyone who has been “influenced”? 
Several relations, looking for quick fixes in life. Margin loans are for experienced investors who know what they are doing, not inexperienced wannabes who get sucked into thinking they are getting the inside scoop on how to make easy money.
Buy off the plan with your superannuation and then watch your money lose value and get stuck with a lemon property because it was over valued to begin with.
But they told me they got the good oil on YouTube and a podcast from an expert...that's after wanting me to help them with  bailout loans

Re: Halloween....

Reply #21
Several relations, looking for quick fixes in life. Margin loans are for experienced investors who know what they are doing, not inexperienced wannabes who get sucked into thinking they are getting the inside scoop on how to make easy money.
Buy off the plan with your superannuation and then watch your money lose value and get stuck with a lemon property because it was over valued to begin with.
But they told me they got the good oil on YouTube and a podcast from an expert...that's after wanting me to help them with  bailout loans


Much truth in the old adage, if it seems to good to be true ...it probably is.
Only our ruthless best, from Board to bootstudders will get us no. 17

Re: Halloween....

Reply #22
Come to the Territory, every 1 July we get to blow shiite up 🤣
It’s like downtown Beirut 😎
Except the injuries are usually on the minor side…

It has become pretty expensive in NT nowadays has it not?

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Reply #23
It has become pretty expensive in NT nowadays has it not?

Explosives ?
They were never cheap !
It used to be a 1 week license to print money, but more regulation has come in and only an 8hr window to sell.
They still sell by the truckload though.

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Reply #24
Ahh the memories, Guy Fawkes Night. Walk down to the Milk Bar, buy enough fireworks to make Moomba look lame for about $10 and let em rip. Letter boxes, Tonka Trucks, mates back pockets were all fair game. Still got all my digits, eyesight and hearing so I couldn't have been too dangerous. They were the days.

Fond memories! A mate of mine dropped a bunger into an empty jerrycan. Ended up with no eyelashes and a very interesting hairdo.
Reality always wins in the end.

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Reply #25
Ahh the memories, Guy Fawkes Night. Walk down to the Milk Bar, buy enough fireworks to make Moomba look lame for about $10 and let em rip. Letter boxes, Tonka Trucks, mates back pockets were all fair game. Still got all my digits, eyesight and hearing so I couldn't have been too dangerous. They were the days.
Yep, the Milk Bar was the source of our weaponry too, go down there to buy your explosives of choice and then nip into the Fish and Chippery next door to get your three potato cakes for 5 cents.


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Reply #27
I'm not a fan of small kids going around to random houses knocking on doors begging for lollies.
You just don't know who or what is behind the door and what danger exists with what they are given.


Same concern occurred to me which I failed to mention in one of my previous mental meanderings on this topic. Fortunately all the kids I saw roaming the streets in all manner of costume were accompanied by an adult, and being a country town most folks in the area know each other. But... it does worry me when kids go out by themselves, sad reality is that (in bigger cities/towns in particular) behind some doors danger could lurk.
Only our ruthless best, from Board to bootstudders will get us no. 17

Re: Halloween....

Reply #28
Fond memories! A mate of mine dropped a bunger into an empty jerrycan. Ended up with no eyelashes and a very interesting hairdo.

Remember the double bunger, with the wick coming out of the middle? My mate and I put one in an old tin flip top letterbox -- Mr Hunter, I still remember it to this day -- it blew the top off and sides bulged, this was followed by a small fire in the letterbox... his mail. He flew out of the front door and we bolted up the street, Mr Hunter caught up with us and kicked us both in the @rse a few times.
Only our ruthless best, from Board to bootstudders will get us no. 17

Re: Halloween....

Reply #29
My neighbour set off fireworks at 12.15 on Sunday morning.  It was quite spectacular through our closed blinds, and very loud.

One of the dogs gave a couple of barks and the horse galloped around his paddock for a while.

I was tempted to open the gun safe and return fire 😕
“Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?”  Oddball