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Re: Does Oprah think we're dirty?
« Reply #45 on: December 17, 2010, 11:45:19 AM »
Oprah's slogan for Australian tourism should be "Australia: Just exotic enough for a holiday, but where it is safe to drink the water, and everyone speaks English". I think that would work well with her constant "dumbed-down" approach to promote anything, from books to iPads.

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Re: Does Oprah think we're dirty?
« Reply #46 on: December 17, 2010, 04:59:10 PM »
Oprah's slogan for Australian tourism should be "Australia: Just exotic enough for a holiday, but where it is safe to drink the water, and everyone speaks English". I think that would work well with her constant "dumbed-down" approach to promote anything, from books to iPads.

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Re: Does Oprah think we're dirty?
« Reply #47 on: December 17, 2010, 07:54:14 PM »
Oprah's slogan for Australian tourism should be "Australia: Just exotic enough for a holiday, but where it is safe to drink the water, and everyone speaks English". I think that would work well with her constant "dumbed-down" approach to promote anything, from books to iPads.

Well I think you Australia should capitalize on the element of danger!

Australia: everything that moves can kill you!  >:D

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Re: Does Oprah think we're dirty?
« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2010, 11:00:05 AM »
Oprah's slogan for Australian tourism should be "Australia: Just exotic enough for a holiday, but where it is safe to drink the water, and everyone speaks English". I think that would work well with her constant "dumbed-down" approach to promote anything, from books to iPads.

Well I think you Australia should capitalize on the element of danger!

Australia: everything that moves can kill you!  >:D

That would definitely attract younger tourism, but for Oprah's audience, you should emphasize how safe it is, and how the food won't even be that different.

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Re: Does Oprah think we're dirty?
« Reply #49 on: December 18, 2010, 12:14:43 PM »
Oprah's slogan for Australian tourism should be "Australia: Just exotic enough for a holiday, but where it is safe to drink the water, and everyone speaks English". I think that would work well with her constant "dumbed-down" approach to promote anything, from books to iPads.

Well I think you Australia should capitalize on the element of danger!

Australia: everything that moves can kill you!  >:D

LOL. SO wants to go there, just for the scorpions and spiders ::)

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Re: Does Oprah think we're dirty?
« Reply #50 on: December 18, 2010, 12:24:28 PM »
Well I think you Australia should capitalize on the element of danger!

Australia: everything that moves can kill you!  >:D

Obligatory Last Continent quote ('Fourecks' being the Discworld equivalent of Australia):

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The two of them, trailed by the Death of Rats, walked into Death's huge library. There were clouds here, up near the ceiling.

Death held out a hand. I WANT, he said, A BOOK ABOUT THE DANGEROUS CREATURES OF FOURECKS -

Albert looked up and dived for cover, receiving only mild bruising because he had the foresight to curl into a ball.

After a while Death, his voice a little muffled, said: ALBERT, I WOULD BE SO GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD GIVE ME A HAND HERE.

Albert scrambled up and pulled at some of the huge volumes, finally dislodging enough of them to allow his master to clamber free.

HMM... Death picked up a book at random and read the cover. 'DANGEROUS MAMMALS, REPTILES, AMPHIBIANS, BIRDS, FISH, JELLYFISH, INSECTS, SPIDERS, CRUSTACEANS, GRASSES, TREES, MOSSES, AND LICHENS OF TERROR INCOGNITA', he read. His gaze moved down the spine. VOLUME 29C, he added. OH. PART THREE, I SEE.

He glanced up at the listening shelves. POSSIBLY IT WOULD BE SIMPLER IF I ASKED FOR A LIST OF THE HARMLESS CREATURES OF THE AFORESAID CONTINENT?

They waited.

IT WOULD APPEAR THAT -

"No, wait, master. Here it comes."

Albert pointed to something white zigzagging lazily through the air. Finally Death reached up and caught the single sheet of paper.

He read it carefully and then turned it over briefly just in case anything was written on the other side.

"May I?" said Albert. Death handed him the paper.

"'Some of the sheep'," Albert read aloud. "Oh, well. Maybe a week at the seaside'd be better, then."

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Re: Does Oprah think we're dirty?
« Reply #51 on: December 18, 2010, 12:40:03 PM »
Well I think you Australia should capitalize on the element of danger!

Australia: everything that moves can kill you!  >:D

Obligatory Last Continent quote ('Fourecks' being the Discworld equivalent of Australia):

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The two of them, trailed by the Death of Rats, walked into Death's huge library. There were clouds here, up near the ceiling.

Death held out a hand. I WANT, he said, A BOOK ABOUT THE DANGEROUS CREATURES OF FOURECKS -

Albert looked up and dived for cover, receiving only mild bruising because he had the foresight to curl into a ball.

After a while Death, his voice a little muffled, said: ALBERT, I WOULD BE SO GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD GIVE ME A HAND HERE.

Albert scrambled up and pulled at some of the huge volumes, finally dislodging enough of them to allow his master to clamber free.

HMM... Death picked up a book at random and read the cover. 'DANGEROUS MAMMALS, REPTILES, AMPHIBIANS, BIRDS, FISH, JELLYFISH, INSECTS, SPIDERS, CRUSTACEANS, GRASSES, TREES, MOSSES, AND LICHENS OF TERROR INCOGNITA', he read. His gaze moved down the spine. VOLUME 29C, he added. OH. PART THREE, I SEE.

He glanced up at the listening shelves. POSSIBLY IT WOULD BE SIMPLER IF I ASKED FOR A LIST OF THE HARMLESS CREATURES OF THE AFORESAID CONTINENT?

They waited.

IT WOULD APPEAR THAT -

"No, wait, master. Here it comes."

Albert pointed to something white zigzagging lazily through the air. Finally Death reached up and caught the single sheet of paper.

He read it carefully and then turned it over briefly just in case anything was written on the other side.

"May I?" said Albert. Death handed him the paper.

"'Some of the sheep'," Albert read aloud. "Oh, well. Maybe a week at the seaside'd be better, then."

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Re: Does Oprah think we're dirty?
« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2010, 12:18:45 AM »
Didn't the Crocodile Hunter do a show on the ten most poisonous snakes in the world, and nine of them were Australian?
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Re: Does Oprah think we're dirty?
« Reply #53 on: December 22, 2010, 02:10:06 AM »
Didn't the Crocodile Hunter do a show on the ten most poisonous snakes in the world, and nine of them were Australian?

I think all ten, actually.

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Re: Does Oprah think we're dirty?
« Reply #54 on: December 22, 2010, 06:49:33 AM »
I live in Texas and I've always thought Texans and Aussies have a lot in common.

I'm Aussie and I often think the same thing  :)

Can't comment on the rest of it because I actually managed to miss all the Oprah hype, this thread is the first I knew of her visit!

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Re: Does Oprah think we're dirty?
« Reply #55 on: December 22, 2010, 07:54:23 AM »
Didn't the Crocodile Hunter do a show on the ten most poisonous snakes in the world, and nine of them were Australian?

I think all ten, actually.

Yup, all ten.  One reason I don't want to visit Australia. ;)

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Re: Does Oprah think we're dirty?
« Reply #56 on: December 22, 2010, 05:52:16 PM »
Didn't the Crocodile Hunter do a show on the ten most poisonous snakes in the world, and nine of them were Australian?

I think all ten, actually.

Yup, all ten.  One reason I don't want to visit Australia. ;)

If it makes you feel better I've lived here for 30 years and have never come across any snake in the wild. At zoos yes but not just hanging out in the suburbs.

Drop bears on the other hand, you've got to watch out for those  ;D ;)  >:D

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Re: Does Oprah think we're dirty?
« Reply #57 on: December 22, 2010, 07:05:20 PM »
Didn't the Crocodile Hunter do a show on the ten most poisonous snakes in the world, and nine of them were Australian?

I think all ten, actually.

Yup, all ten.  One reason I don't want to visit Australia. ;)

If it makes you feel better I've lived here for 30 years and have never come across any snake in the wild. At zoos yes but not just hanging out in the suburbs.

Drop bears on the other hand, you've got to watch out for those  ;D ;)  >:D

Oh, I know it's highly unlikely, but I'm totally phobic. :)  I'm sure I wouldn't turn down a realistic chance to go there, but that's not likely any time soon!

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Re: Does Oprah think we're dirty?
« Reply #58 on: December 23, 2010, 10:45:37 AM »
I had a friend that worked there for several years.  He worked in the remote middle.  He got this job when jobs were scarce.  After he accepted, he asked, "So why did the last guy leave?"  Turns out the last guy was camping in some even more remote place.  He was sleeping and a snake bit him in his tent.  He ran, and it ran after him!  They think that he stumbled as he ran, which allowed the snake to get him many more times.  He died. 
I desperately want to go, but I'll stick to underwater or in developed areas. 

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« Reply #59 on: December 23, 2010, 10:46:40 AM »
I had a friend that worked there for several years.  He worked in the remote middle.  He got this job when jobs were scarce.  After he accepted, he asked, "So why did the last guy leave?"  Turns out the last guy was camping in some even more remote place.  He was sleeping and a snake bit him in his tent.  He ran, and it ran after him!  They think that he stumbled as he ran, which allowed the snake to get him many more times.  He died. 
I desperately want to go, but I'll stick to underwater or in developed areas. 

Gaaaaaaaaaah. <shudders> They also have the only variety of snake known to stalk humans.  No thank you!