Friday humour - July 04, 2003

     From Davo at bluehaze:


G'day  Yo and How's ya father?

A couple of "interesting web sites" have been sent in by David T (who
describes himself as a bent little ferret ...) and some Deviants from the
West.  David's is a doozie!  Keep letting us know about these.

Peace Click here For the homeless Click here

This is one of the best webcams I've ever come across - it plays in real
time.  It's of the Southern most beach on the Gold Coast at the mouth of the
Tweed River.
[BTW, this doesn't seem to work with any non-M$ web browsers, such as (eg)
Netscape.  Presumably this follows from it being a proprietary Micro$oft video
format, WMF (Windoze Media Format) - Bluehaze FH editor ] So don't bother to
 Click here unless you're using M$ Internet Exploder.


I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before ... [yes, it has - Ed. :-) ]

1. Go to: Click here

2. Type in: weapons of mass destruction

3. Click on "I'm Feeling Lucky".


"Joke of the Week" award goes to Trina for her Aussie Sayings submission.
Your Mars Bar is awaiting collection.  Obviously FH is an equal opportunity
bashing area - just about every group under the sun cops a decent serve in
this one collection of sayings - some of which are very commonly used.  I
particularly liked the one "I'm as dry as a pommie's bath mat."    :)

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First up this week a couple from Allnutts

                              THE CHECKUP

An elderly married couple scheduled their annual medical examination on the
same day so they could travel together.

After the examination, the doctor then said to the elderly man: "You appear
to be in good health. Do you have any medical concerns that you would like
to ask me?"

"In fact, I do," said the old man. "After I have sex with my wife the first
time, I am usually hot and sweaty, and then, after I have sex with my wife
the second time, I'm usually cold and chilly."

The old man stood there and looked extremely concerned. The doctor just
shook his head.

After examining the elderly lady, the doctor said: "Everything appears to be
fine with you. Do you have any medical concerns that you would like to
discuss with me?" The lady replied that she had no questions or concerns.

The doctor then asked: "Your husband had an unusual concern. He claims that
he is usually hot and sweaty after having sex the first time with you and
then cold and chilly after the second time. Do you know why?"

"Oh that crazy old son of a gun she replied. "That's because the first time
is usually in July and the second time is usually in December!"

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                             GROWTH SPURT

When Ralph first noticed that his penis was growing larger and staying erect
longer, he was delighted, as was his wife. But after several weeks his penis
had grown to nearly twenty inches.

Ralph became quite concerned, so he and his wife went to see a prominent
urologist. After an initial examination, the physician explained to the
couple that, though rare, Ralph's condition could be cured through
corrective surgery.

"How long will Ralph be on crutches?" the wife asked anxiously.

"Crutches? Why would he need crutches?" responded the surprised doctor.

"Well," said the wife, "you are planning to lengthen his legs aren't you?"

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>From Minnesota Scott

                 25 SIGNS THAT YOU ARE ONLINE TOO MUCH...

 1. Tech Support calls "YOU" for help.

 2. Someone at work tells you a joke and you say "LOL" out loud. (LOL -
    laugh out loud)

 3. You find yourself trying to cock your head 90 degrees when you smile.

 4. You have to get a 2nd phone line just so you can order pizza.

 5. You bring a bag lunch and a cooler to the computer.

 6. Your kids are eating cereal morning, noon, and night.

 7. When looking at signs, you wonder why they are always "yelling" at you.

 8. When at work, your boss constantly reminds you that the word "i" should
    be capitalized.

 9. You end sentences with 3 (or more) periods while writing letters by
    hand.

10. You don't even notice anymore when someone has a typo.

11. You stop speaking in full sentences.

12. You no longer type with proper capitalization, punctuation, or complete
    sentences.

13. You stop typing whole words and use things like ppl, dunno and lemme.

14. You watch TV with the closed captioning turned on.

15. You double click your TV remote.

16. Your spouse now complains of you moving your fingers in your sleep
    instead of talking.

17. You dream in "text."

18. You have an identity crisis if someone is using a screen name close to
    your own.

19. You change your screen names so much that you have to look at your own
    profile to see who you are.

20. You type messages to people while you are on the phone with them at the
    same time.

21. You type faster than you think.

22. Three words: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

23. When someone asks, "What did you say?" you reply, "Scroll up!"

24. Your buddy list has over 100 people on it.

25. You have a vanity car tag with your screen name on it.

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>From "the Bitch from XRD"

                           MAN AND OSTRICH

A man walks into a restaurant with an full-grown ostrich behind him, and as
he sits, the waitress comes over and asks for their order. The man says,
"I'll have a hamburger, fries and a coke," and turns to the ostrich. "What's
yours?"

"I'll have the same," says the ostrich.

A short time later the waitress returns with the order. "That will be $6.40
please," and the man reaches into his pocket and pulls out exact change for
payment.

The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, "I'll
have a hamburger, fries and a coke," and the ostrich says, "I'll have the
same." Once again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact
change.

This becomes a routine until late one evening, the two enter again. "The
usual?" asks the waitress.

"No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato and salad,"
says the man.

"Same for me," says the ostrich.

A short time later the waitress comes with the order and says, "That will be
$12.65."

Once again the man pulls exact change out of his pocket and places it on the
table. The waitress can't hold back her curiosity any longer. "Excuse me,
sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact change out of your
pocket every time?"

"Well," says the man, "several years ago I was cleaning the attic and I
found an old lamp. When I rubbed it a Genie appeared and offered me two
wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, just put
my hand in my pocket, and the right amount of money would always be there."

"That's brilliant!" says the waitress. "Most people would wish for a million
dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich as you want for as long
as you live!"

"That's right! Whether it's a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact
money is always there," says the man.

The waitress asks, "One other thing, sir, what's with the ostrich?"

The man sighs, pauses, and answers, "My second wish was for a tall chick
with long legs who agrees with everything I say!" .

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>From Jon Rumbelow in the UK

For those of you who haven't come across it already, The Washington Post ask
readers to take any word from the dictionary; alter it by adding,
subtracting, or changing one letter; and supply a new definition. 2001
Winners included.  We've already run the original lot, but here's a couple
more from Jon:

1)  Algaebra - higher mathematics for lower life forms
2)  Systems Annalyst - Computer Historian
3)  Legotiation - Bargaining with a six year old
4)  Austrophysics - The science of WHY water goes down the plughole the wrong
    way.
5)  Cowlateral Damage - Overcooked steak
6)  Indigostion - Stomach cramps so bad you go purple
7)  Experc - Deceased coffee-maker
8)  Outlock - unreliable e-mail system
9)  Hydraculic - Operated by blood-pressure
10) Impitigo - Disease affecting Bantu warriors. First & only symptom a
    sudden loss of neck-wear
11) Pier Pressure - Insistent complaints that holidays will, by holy writ,
    include hot-dogs, slot machines, candy floss and vomit
12) Windohs - Homeresque noises of irritated surprise heard near any PC
13) Upgrate - Software enhancement designed to annoy you in entirely new and
    unexpected ways
14) Dreadlacks - Hair-do consisting of pathetically etiolated plaits
15) Past-It Note - old and faded reminder to do something urgently

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>From Colin of Nexhip fame

                In case you need to flame some lame-brain ...

------------------------------cut here----------------------------

                      STANDARDIZED BONEHEAD REPLY FORM
                          (c) copyright 1999 by
                              someone else.

(check all boxes that apply)

Dear:

 [ ] Clueless Newbie   [ ] Lamer         [ ] Flamer
 [ ] Loser             [ ] Spammer       [ ] Troller
 [ ] "Me too" er       [ ] Pervert       [ ] Geek
 [ ] Freak             [ ] Nerd          [ ] Elvis
 [ ] Racist            [ ] Fed           [ ] Freak
 [ ] Fundamentalist    [ ] Satanist      [ ] Homeopath
 [ ] Unbearably self-righteous person

I took exception to your recent:

 [ ] Email   [ ] Post to ____________________.
                               (newsgroup)

It was (check all that apply):

 [ ] Lame           [ ] Stupid         [ ] Abusive
 [ ] Clueless       [ ] Idiotic        [ ] Brain-damaged
 [ ] Imbecilic      [ ] Arrogant       [ ] Malevolent
 [ ] Contemptible   [ ] Libelous       [ ] Ignorant
 [ ] Clueless       [ ] Stupid         [ ] Fundamentalist
 [ ] Boring         [ ] Dim            [ ] Cowardly
 [ ] Deceitful      [ ] Demented       [ ] Self-righteous
 [ ] Crazy          [ ] Weird          [ ] Hypocritical
 [ ] Loathsome      [ ] Satanic        [ ] Despicable
 [ ] Belligerent    [ ] Mind-numbing   [ ] Maladroit
 [ ] Much longer than any worthwhile thought of which you may be capable.

 Your attention is drawn to the fact that:

 [ ] You posted what should have been emailed
 [ ] You obviously don't know how to read your newsgroups line
 [ ] You are trying to make money on a non-commercial newsgroup
 [ ] You self-righteously impose your religious beliefs on others
 [ ] You self-righteously impose your racial beliefs on others
 [ ] You posted a binary in a non-binaries group
 [ ] You don't know which group to post in
 [ ] You posted something totally uninteresting
 [ ] You crossposted to *way* too many newsgroups
 [ ] I don't like your tone of voice
 [ ] What you posted has been done before.
 [ ] Not only that, it was also done better the last time.
 [ ] You quoted an *entire* post in your reply
 [ ] You started a long, stupid thread
 [ ] You continued spreading a long stupid thread
 [ ] Your post is absurdly off topic for where you posted it
 [ ] You posted a followup to crossposted robot-generated spam
 [ ] You posted a "test" in a discussion group rather than in alt.test
 [ ] You posted a "YOU ALL SUCK" message
 [ ] You posted low-IQ flamebait
 [ ] You posted a blatantly obvious troll
 [ ] You followed up to a blatantly obvious troll
 [ ] You said "me too" to something
 [ ] You make no sense
 [ ] Your sig/alias is dreadful
 [ ] You must have spent your life in a skinner box to be this clueless.
 [ ] You posted a phone-sex ad
 [ ] You posted a stupid pyramid money making scheme
 [ ] You claimed a pyramid-scheme/chain letter for money was legal
 [ ] Your margin settings (or lack of) make your post unreadable.  Each line
     just goes on and on, not stopping at 75 characters, making it hard to read.
 [ ] You posted in ELitE CaPitALs to look k0OwL
 [ ] You posted a message in ALL CAPS, and you don't even own a TRS-80
 [ ] Your post was FULL of RANDOM CAPS for NO APPARENT REASON
 [ ] You have greatly misunderstood the purpose of this newsgroup.
 [ ] You have greatly misunderstood the purpose of the Internet.
 [ ] You are a loser.
 [ ] This has been pointed out to you before.
 [ ] You didn't do anything specific, but appear to be so generally
     worthless that you are being flamed on general principles.

It is recommended that you:

 [ ] Get a clue
 [ ] Get a life
 [ ] Go away
 [ ] Grow up
 [ ] Never post again
 [ ] Read every newsgroup you posted to for a week
 [ ] stop reading Usenet news and get a life
 [ ] stop sending Email and get a life
 [ ] Bust up your modem with a hammer and eat it
 [ ] Have your medication adjusted
 [ ] Jump into a bathtub while holding your monitor
 [ ] find a volcano and throw yourself in
 [ ] get a gun and shoot yourself
 [ ] Actually post something relevant
 [ ] Read the FAQ
 [ ] stick to FidoNet and come back when you've grown up
 [ ] Apologize to everybody in this newsgroup
 [ ] consume excrement
 [ ] consume excrement and thus expire
 [ ] Post your tests to alt.test/misc.test
 [ ] Put your home phone number in your ads from now on
 [ ] Refrain from posting until you have a vague idea what you're doing


 In Closing, I'd Like to Say:

 [ ] You need to seek psychiatric help
 [ ] Take your gibberish somewhere else
 [ ] *plonk*
 [ ] Learn how to post or get off the usenet
 [ ] Most of the above
 [ ] All of the above
 [ ] Some of the above, not including All of the above
 [X] You are so clueless that I didn't even bother filling in this form.

    ----------------------end "standardized form"-------------------------


>From Sunny QCAT

                            NEW MEDICATIONS

D A M I T O L - Take 2 and the rest of the world can go to hell for up to 8
hours.

St. M O M's   W O R T - Plant extract that treats mom's depression by
rendering Preschoolers unconscious for up to six hours.

E M P T Y N E S T R O G E N - Highly effective suppository that eliminates
melancholy by Enhancing the memory of how awful they were as teenagers and
how you couldn't wait till they moved out.

P E P T O B I M B O - Liquid silicone for single women. Two full cups
swallowed Before an evening out increases breast size, decreases
intelligence, and improves flirting.

D U M E R O L - When taken with Peptobimbo, can cause dangerously low IQ
Causing enjoyment of country western music.

F L I P I T O R - Increases life expectancy of commuters by controlling road
rage And the urge to flip off other drivers.

M E N I C I L L I N - Potent antiboyotic for older women. Increases
resistance to Such lines as, "You make me want to be a better person ... can
we get naked now?"

B U Y A G R A - Injectable stimulant taken prior to shopping. Increases
Potency and duration of spending spree.

Extra Strength BUY-ONE-AL - When combined with Buyagra, can cause an
indiscriminate buying Frenzy so severe the victim may even come home with a
Donnie Osmond CD or a book by Dr. Laura.

J A C K A S S P I R I N - Relieves headache caused by a man who can't
remember your birthday, anniversary or phone number.

A N T I-T A L K S I D E N T - A spray carried in a purse or wallet to be
used on anyone too Eager to share their life stories with total strangers.

S E X C E D R I N - More effective than Excedrin in treating the, "Not now,
dear, I Have a headache," syndrome.

R A G A M E T - When administered to a husband, provides the same irritation
as Ragging on him all weekend, saving the wife the time and trouble of doing
it herself

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An Allnutt quickie

                             CAUGHT SHORT

Two women friends, incredibly drunk and walking home got caught short.

They were very near a graveyard and one of them suggested they do their
business behind a head stone.

One of them had nothing to wipe with so she thought she'd take off her
panties and use them, then throw them away. Her friend however was wearing a
rather expensive underwear set and didn't want to ruin hers but was lucky
enough to salvage a large ribbon from a wreath that was on one of the graves
and proceeded to wipe herself with that. They then made off for home.

The next day one woman's husband phoned the other husband and said "We'd
better keep an eye on our wives you know, mine came home last night without
her panties."

"That's nothing" said the other "Mine came back with a card stuck between
her ass that said 'From all the lads at the fire station. We'll never forget
you'."

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   Joke of the Week - from Trina

                           AUSSIE SAYINGS (updated)

I'M HUNGRY

"I could eat the crotch out of a dead leper's undies."
"I could eat the horse and chase the jockey."
"So hungry I'd eat a shit sandwich, only I don't like bread."
"I could eat the arse out of a rag doll through a cane chair."
"So hungry I could eat the arse out of a low flying duck."

I'M THIRSTY

"I'm dry as a dead dingo's donger."
"I'm drier than a nun's nasty."
"I'm dry as a fuck with no foreplay."
"I'm as dry as a pommie's bath mat."
"I'm as dry as a bull's bum going up a hill backwards."
"I'm drier than an Arab's fart."

I NEED TO GO FOR A PEE

"Gonna drain me dragon."
"My back teeth are floating."
"Need to syphon the python."
"Takin' the kids to the pool."
"I got to take a snake's hiss."
"Gotta go have a slash."
"Gonna go water a horse."
"I'm off to drain the main vein."
"Time to splatter the bladder."
"I'm dying for a piss so bad I can taste it."
"Shake hands with the wife's best friend."

I NEED TO DO A POO

"I gotta go give birth to a Kiwi."
"I'm takin' a stroll to the gravy bowl."
"It was like giving birth to Kim Beasly."
"Off to the bog to leave an offering."
"Time to snap off a grogan."
"Have to hang a brown bear in the porcelain cave."
"I'm gonna strangle a brownie."
"There's a brown dog barking at the back door."
"I'm going to give birth to your twin."
"Need to choke a brown dog."
"I've freed Nelson Mandela."
"Going for a Rodney."
"Taking out the garbage."
"I gotta back one out."
"Release the Chocolate hostage."
"I gotta lay some cables for Telstra."

VOMIT

"Calling for George."
"I was driving the porcelain bus this morning."
"I left him a lawn pizza."
"Toss a tiger on the carpet."

YES

"Does a fat dog fart?"
"Even Blind Freddy could see it."
"Is the Pope a Catholic?"
"Does a Koala shit in a gum tree and wipe his ass on a Cockatoo?"
"Does the Pope tuck his shirt in with a wooden spoon?"
"Bloody oath!"
"No wucking furries."

NO

"Pig's arse!!"
"Get Fucked!"

INSULTS

"I hope your ears turn into arseholes and shit on your shoulders."
"Not enough brains to give 'imself a headache!"
"About as useful as tits on a bull."
"You must be the world's only living brain donor."
"He's a few wanks short of an orgasm."
"She's had more pricks than a second hand dartboard."
"He had a head on him like a sucked mango."
"May your chooks turn into emus and kick your dunny down."
"He's got a few roos loose in the top paddock."
"So stupid that he wouldn't know a tram was up him 'til the bell rang!"
"Couldn't organise a piss-up in a brewery."
"Pull your lip over your head and swallow!"
"As ugly as a bucket full of arseholes."
"If I had a dog that looked like him, I'd shave it's arse and make it walk
backwards."
"Got a face like a bashed in shit can."
"Couldn't tell his ass from a hole in the ground."
"Couldn't drive a greasy stick up a dog's arse."
"Couldn't organise a fuck in a brothel with a fist full of fifties."
"About as useful as a one-legged man in an arse-kicking competition."
"I'll kick your bum till your nose bleeds!"
"A stubbie short of a six pack."
"Seen better heads in a piss trough."
"You're as handy as shit on a stick."
"Tighter than a fish's arse."
"So tight that he wouldn't shout if a shark bit him."
"Face like a smashed crab."
"As ugly as a bulldog chewing a wasp."
"He could talk a dog off a meatwagon."
"Fucked in the head."
"You've got a head like a half-eaten pastie."
"He wouldn't go two rounds with a revolving door."
"Mate, she's as rough as a pig's breakfast."
"Your face is like a twisted Ugg boot."
"He's got a face like a cat licking shit off a thistle."
"She's been hit with the fugley stick too many times."
"She's two pick handles wide."
"An arse like two pigs fighting in a sugar bag."
"As ugly as a bag of spanners."
"You've got a head like a dropped pie."
"He thinks his shit don' stink, but his farts give him away."
"I wish his dad had settled for a blow job."
"Fell out of the ugly tree, and hit every branch on the way down."
"If I had a head like yours I'd circumcise it."
"Wouldn't know if someone was up him sideways with an armful of deckchairs."

"As thick as two short planks!"
"You got a head like a busted watermelon."

COMPLIMENTS

"Ya bloods worth bottling!"
"He's True Blue."
"I'd be up her like a rat up a drain pipe."
"A better man never stood in two shoes!"

ASSORTED

"Drilling for Vegemite." (Anal sex)
"I'll have a super." (I'll have a beer)
"Make mine an unleaded." (I'll have a light beer)
"Going off like a frog in a sock." (try to picture this one)

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This weeks pics are from Mad Mick of Marwick, Wellington Ben, Little Di,
Colin of Nexhip, DigiSteve, KeroSteve, Steve of Oregon, Gary B, Snowfields
Beryl and Claud Balls.

    My files are in a mess ... cause ... nevermind.  Some of what follows may
    have been seen before ...

Right thong Click here
Wrong thong Click here
 Click here
Seeing is believing Click here
Characteristics Click here
Nature's Wonders Click here
 Click here Click here
Beach Hilton Click here

Bushed Click here
And he almost wrote Click here

Happy Days Click here
The power of concentation Click here
Smoking break Click here

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    Returning to plain text with a little parable from Little Di

                            MY WISH FOR YOU

A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards
sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said "I don't
think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something
to eat."

"Is the man of the house home?", they asked.

"No", she replied. "He's out."

"Then we cannot come in", they replied.

In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened.

"Go tell them I am home and invite them in!"

The woman went out and invited the men in"

"We do not go into a House together," they replied.

"Why is that?" she asked.

One of the old men explained: "His name is Wealth," he said pointing to one
of his friends, and said pointing to another one, "He is Success, and I am
Love." Then he added, "Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of
us you want in your home."

The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was
overjoyed. "How nice!!", he said. "Since that is the case, let us invite
Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!"

His wife disagreed. "My dear, why don't we invite Success?"

Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house. She
jumped in with her own suggestion: "Would it not be better to invite Love?
Our home will then be filled with love!"

"Let us heed our daughter-in-law's advice," said the husband to his wife.

"Go out and invite Love to be our guest."

The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, "Which one of you is Love?
Please come in and be our guest."

Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other 2 also got up
and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: "I only
invited Love, Why are you coming in?"

The old men replied together: "If you had invited Wealth or Success, the
other two of us would've stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He
goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and
Success!!!!!!"

MY WISH FOR YOU...

- Where there is pain, I wish you peace and mercy.

- Where there is self-doubting, I wish you a renewed confidence in your ability
  to work through it.

- Where there is tiredness, or exhaustion, I wish you understanding, patience,
  and renewed strength.

- Where there is fear, I wish you love, and courage.

   ~~~oOo~~~  ~~~oOo~~~  ~~~oOo~~~  ~~~oOo~~~  ~~~oOo~~~  ~~~oOo~~~

>From Ty

                             BODY LANGUAGE

A woman gets on a city bus. She looks at the driver and holds up one hand;
the driver holds up two hands.

Next, the woman points up; the driver points down. Then, the woman grabs her
breast; the driver grabs his crotch. Finally, the woman grabs her butt and
gets off the bus.

A curious passenger asked the bus driver what the odd motions were all about.

The driver explained, "The woman is a deaf-mute. She asked me if a bus ride
is five cents, and I told her it was ten cents. Next, she asked if the bus
was going uptown, and I told her it was going downtown. Then, she asked if
the bus was going past the milk-farm, and I told her it was going past the
ball-park."

The passenger interjected, "Okay, but why did she grab her butt as she left
the bus?"

The driver continued: "She was saying, 'Oh shit, I'm on the wrong bus!' "

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                            THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

(Sometimes I wonder if I sound like a broken record.  Butt!  You shouldn't
ever participate in a war unless it's the last resort.  It seems the
reason for the last one gets murkier and murkier.  Indeed the least us
Aussies can expect is a decent answer from 'the Man of Steel' as George
Bush the Junior called him.  You lot in the US and UK could seek a few
answers too.)

   "Mr Rumsfeld's proposal appears to be a reaction to the UN's failure
    to join the US quest in Iraq. So too is the way in which the US has
    retained control of postwar Iraq, only to find itself seriously bogged
    down in attempting to keep the peace. Its forces find themselves trying
    to do a job for which they appear ill-equipped. Conversely, the UN and
    its agencies are experts at this sort of work, as are an assortment
    of European nations and their armies. Had the supervision of Iraq's
    rebuilding been handed over to a multinational force under the UN's
    imprimatur, the degree of lawlessness - and the almost daily toll of US
    casualties - might have been avoided."

                                         - The Age (July 1 2003)

   ~~~oOo~~~  ~~~oOo~~~  ~~~THE~~~  ~~~END~~~  ~~~oOo~~~  ~~~oOo~~~

... and Wellington Ben -  I think your PM did the right thing ... nothing!

[ End Fri humour ]


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