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Yanks Ban Vegemite!

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by Pete, Oct 23, 2006.

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  1. Pete

    Pete New Member

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    OK Amerika, generally Aussies have been able to keep our sense of humour about your idiosyncrasies so far....

    But now yers have just gone TOO FAR! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

    Banning Vegemite....Fair dinkum....
     
  2. Pete

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    Oh, and to top it off we also have you now for killing Phar Lap.
    Just wait until I get the next Yank tourist in the taxi :tonofbricks::D
     
  3. rsr

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    As compensation, we will gladly send you Madonna, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Michael Jackson, whom you may force-feed Vegemite as long as you like. (No returns, please.)
     
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    Sounds like a fair trade off,:tongue3:
     
  5. Pete

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    rsr, in Oz Vegemite is a GOOD thing, so wouldn't be giving it to those Springer rejects ;)

    If our greatest horse wasn't knocked off we coulda probably drawn & quartered them for yers...... ;)
     
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    Well, I for one thank God that our government has its priorities in order.

    *head explodes from too much sarcasm*
     
  7. Not_hard_to_find

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    "Noooo!", she cried. "Tell me isn't not true!"

    My jar is less than a quarter full!

    For Americans who have not discovered Vegemite, so sad for you. It makes a wonderful addition to gravies, sauces, and is good just spread on bread. There is nothing to compare it to -- it stands on its own. We've got to get this changed!
     
  8. Pete

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    Not_hard_to_find, heh I visited US in 2000, with of course the jar of Vegemite in my bag. I told bloke at customs about it, he had a look and said no problem...

    But that makes the story a bit boring so I improved it a bit:

    The customs bloke asks "Do you have any food?"

    I said "Just my jar of Vegemite mate!"

    He said "You obviously didn't hear my question.."

    "*mutter*heathens*mumble*


    I had 455g jar with me, was so homesick I went through it in a couple of weeks. Told myself next time I went to US I'ld have to take bigger jar. Looks like that isn't going to happen now unless they wake up :BangHead: :D
     
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    It was an NZed friend who introduced me. I'll admit a bit of hesitation, but now it's a pantry staple. I'll have to try a couple of shops and buy all I can find until order is regained!

    If all else fails, we'll set up shop in Mexico and have some undocumented immigrant workers bring it across!
     
  10. Jim1999

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    For those unfamiliar with vegemite:

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    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  11. Pete

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    Jim, :laugh: My Vegemite sangers are just a tad more lethal than that :D

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    The plot thickens....(but still not as thick as one of my sangers.....but anyway)....Banned or not?
     
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    Hey, Jim! Thanks for the reminder that it's still available in Canada. I'll have to brush up and learn some smuggling skills!
     
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    Pete,

    The only thing I know about vegemite was that the man from Brussels smiled and gave the man from Down Under a vegemite sandwich.

    It looks a bit like Nutella, but what's it taste like? Is it sweet like jelly? Is it more like Nutella? Is it something completely different?
     
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    Smuggling from Canada? Gee, that'll be as difficult as, say, wading in a kiddie pool...
     
  15. Pete

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    cc, ah yes, 6 foot 4 and full of muscles...That song was almost voted in as our national anthem when Australia II won the America's Cup in '83 :D

    Vegemite has about 44 pounds of salt in every 0.03 of an ounce of it, a neat trick I know ;) When I was in US one of the poor blokes that tried it described it as "a bit like fermented cherries"....and poor me has no idea if he was right or wrong, it's just good ol' Vegemite to me :)
     
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    Send them COD!

     
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    Is there a reason why we banned it or is there simply not enough demand here for it?
     
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    My apologies, Pete, for that kind of nonsense from some unworked bureaucrat. When you visit, contact us -- we have a jar in the pantry!

    Maybe I should auction it off on EBay to the highest bidder?
     
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    It appears to be a hoax.

    Fermented cherries? Salty fermented cherries! ~~ Doesn't sound good on toast....but folic acid is good for you and, as a B-vitamin, it's water soluable which means it's hard to OD. Women planning on having children are encouraged to take extra folic acid for three months before becoming pregnant because it prevents spinal bifuda and anemia.
     
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    If I can get through the Yukon, I'll be driving across Canada soon...
     
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