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The Great Emu War of 1932

Postby Gord » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:36 am

Note: The last two and a half minutes are just an ad, I recommend skipping that part.

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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

Postby Major Malfunction » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:50 am

Why do you think the emu is on our coat of arms?

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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

Postby Gord » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:24 am

Major Malfunction wrote:Why do you think the emu is on our coat of arms?

Because Australians can't draw koalas?

But seriously, in a fight between an emu and a kangaroo, who would make the popcorn?
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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

Postby Major Malfunction » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:52 am

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Major Malfunction wrote:Why do you think the emu is on our coat of arms?

Because Australians can't draw koalas?

I'd never considered that... I am awokened.
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The emos are confused.
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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

Postby ElectricMonk » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:58 am

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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:05 am

The great Emu Kelly:

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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

Postby TJrandom » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:07 am

I`d settle baked emu with giblets stuffing...

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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:21 am

TJrandom wrote:I`d settle baked emu with giblets stuffing...

{!#%@}' big oven you got there, mate!

But why do people like bird guts? Never figured that one out. :think:
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Postby Major Malfunction » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:26 am

Tastes like chicken.
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Major Malfunction wrote:Tastes like dinosaur.
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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

Postby Major Malfunction » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:43 am

When the polynesisians landed in New Zealand a thousand years ago, they called the biggest bird ever "chicken", and ate them all.
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Postby TJrandom » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:14 am

Waste not, want not... bird guts, fish guts, hog guts... it all gets eaten.

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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

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TJrandom wrote:Waste not, want not... bird guts, fish guts, hog guts... it all gets eaten.

You eat that {!#%@}. I'll stick with the meat.
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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

Postby TJrandom » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:37 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
TJrandom wrote:Waste not, want not... bird guts, fish guts, hog guts... it all gets eaten.

You eat that {!#%@}. I'll stick with the meat.


Birds, fish, and hogs - all eat guts and convert it into meat and more guts. You are eating guts, like it or not.

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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

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TJrandom wrote:Waste not, want not... bird guts, fish guts, hog guts... it all gets eaten.

You eat that {!#%@}. I'll stick with the meat.


Birds, fish, and hogs - all eat guts and convert it into meat and more guts. You are eating guts, like it or not.

Okay, special definition of guts. Still not buying it.
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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

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I'm a vegetarian, once removed.
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ElectricMonk wrote:I'm a vegetarian, once removed.

How many marshals did it take to remove you? :duel:
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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

Postby Major Malfunction » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:29 pm

Mmmm... Homeopathic guts.

I've developed a taste for innards. If you prepare it right it's delicious and nutritious. Ate some raw beef just last night. Once upon a time if someone offered me some heart and lung pie I'd turn my nose up. These days I'll ask the recipe between mouthfuls.
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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:49 pm

BTW. a .50 cal. Browning M2 can kill at four miles and the rounds are supersonic when they leave the barrel. No emu gonna outrun that {!#%@}.
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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:BTW. a .50 cal. Browning M2 can kill at four miles...


Not accurately.

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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:BTW. a .50 cal. Browning M2 can kill at four miles...


Not accurately.

750 round/minute, {!#%@} accuracy.
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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

Postby fromthehills » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:27 pm

I've fired .50 cals, M60s, and M249s. Yes, rounds down range is huge, but 750 sporadic rounds don't equal 1-2 well placed rounds. But, not getting into gun stuff here :D

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fromthehills wrote:I've fired .50 cals, M60s, and M249s. Yes, rounds down range is huge, but 750 sporadic rounds don't equal 1-2 well placed rounds. But, not getting into gun stuff here :D

If you put 750 rounds down range, or 1500 from a twin power-tub, they will land in a circle about 65 feet in diameter. That ground would be BEATEN, to use an old term. Nothing is aimed from four miles, but you can be confident of putting the hurt on someone down range unless they're under very good cover.
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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

Postby fromthehills » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:39 pm

I understand how it works. Did it for a living. This emu example is anomalous, but I wouldn't say it was impossible for them to survive it.

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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

Postby Major Malfunction » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:01 pm

If I wanted to kill an emu, I'd go to a park with a sandwich, wait till one tried to steal it, and grab it by the neck.

But you can just buy them in pies. Someone's already done all the hard work.
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fromthehills wrote:I understand how it works. Did it for a living. This emu example is anomalous, but I wouldn't say it was impossible for them to survive it.

I didn't say that either. Just highly {!#%@} unlikely when their weight suddenly doubles. :twisted:
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Postby fromthehills » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:22 pm

Either way, it would have been cheaper and more effective to put up fence. But it makes me happy to know that the US isn't alone in stupid.

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fromthehills wrote:Either way, it would have been cheaper and more effective to put up fence. But it makes me happy to know that the US isn't alone in stupid.

Mini cannon is more fun than a fence.

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Postby TJrandom » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:03 pm

I went direct to Youtube to see that video - for some reason it didn`t run from activation of your post.

Anyway, nice video for the sounds - but surely there were multiple concurrent shooters, since the `hits` were spread over a width of hundreds of yards. It wasn`t possible to see the damage done, but I wouldn`t have wanted to be a down range emu.

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TJrandom wrote:I went direct to Youtube to see that video - for some reason it didn`t run from activation of your post.

Anyway, nice video for the sounds - but surely there were multiple concurrent shooters, since the `hits` were spread over a width of hundreds of yards. It wasn`t possible to see the damage done, but I wouldn`t have wanted to be a down range emu.

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Postby Gord » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:48 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
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TJrandom wrote:Waste not, want not... bird guts, fish guts, hog guts... it all gets eaten.

You eat that {!#%@}. I'll stick with the meat.

Birds, fish, and hogs - all eat guts and convert it into meat and more guts. You are eating guts, like it or not.

Okay, special definition of guts. Still not buying it.

You probably call them "hot dogs".

A friend of mine works at a butcher shop. He warned me not to buy the mock chicken. It contains everything they couldn't sell otherwise. :heh:
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Postby scrmbldggs » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:45 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:BTW. a .50 cal. Browning M2 can kill at four miles and the rounds are supersonic when they leave the barrel. No emu gonna outrun that {!#%@}.

You're on.

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Pick your timing and put 1/2 ounce of lead through both of them and into the woods behind.
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Me? Noooooo, that challenge was a bird's call. Besides, I like my screen. :-P
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fromthehills wrote:Either way, it would have been cheaper and more effective to put up fence. But it makes me happy to know that the US isn't alone in stupid.

We tried that. Longest fence in the world. They just go around, under, over, or through.
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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

Postby Gord » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:16 am

Major Malfunction wrote:
fromthehills wrote:Either way, it would have been cheaper and more effective to put up fence. But it makes me happy to know that the US isn't alone in stupid.

We tried that. Longest fence in the world. They just go around, under, over, or through.

Someone should tell Trump about that.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:16 am

Gord wrote:You probably call them "hot dogs".

A friend of mine works at a butcher shop. He warned me not to buy the mock chicken. It contains everything they couldn't sell otherwise. :heh:

I saw a video on the Toobs. Can't find it anymore. I wonder why? How hotdogs are made... They throw the whole pig into a grinder, trotters and all.

I'm not complaining. Hotdogs are delicious. And as TJ says, waste not, want not.
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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

Postby Gord » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:17 am

Major Malfunction wrote:How hotdogs are made... They throw the whole pig into a grinder, trotters and all.

They also use something called "filler". I've never been able to find out what that consists of, but it's not meat.
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Re: The Great Emu War of 1932

Postby Major Malfunction » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:18 am

Gord wrote:
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fromthehills wrote:Either way, it would have been cheaper and more effective to put up fence. But it makes me happy to know that the US isn't alone in stupid.

We tried that. Longest fence in the world. They just go around, under, over, or through.

Someone should tell Trump about that.

Our Prime Minister spoke to him yesterday.
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