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18th club, whose next?

Colk

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Country u grew up in is less interesting to you. I find favelas in Brazil fascinating, but I imagine locals there probably think the same about Australia..

You missed the point of my post (unsurprisingly).

I didn’t say the country was uninteresting, I said the cities were.
 

Colk

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It’s funny watching peope argue any Australian city is sht. Seriously have you been anywhere else?
different people look for different things in citie. I love Perths open spaces, weather, ease of living, beautiful nature spaces and affordable housing. Oh and we have an ikea!

As for partying, Barcelona, chicago and Berlin would be my top pick of party cites but I’m too old to care about such things these days lol

I never said that Australian cities were s***, I said they were bland.

It was also made in reference to GROTD making out that Brisbane is some sort of cultural heartland or world city when it clearly isn’t. Might be a nice place to live but not an interesting place to visit.
 

Maximus

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Ask most people in Europe and they would rather live here than their countries which are failed socialist experiments

The top 10 countries providing the most permanent migrants to Australia in order of rank for 2021–22 are:
  1. India
  2. People’s Republic of China
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Philippines
  5. Nepal
  6. Vietnam
  7. New Zealand
  8. Hong Kong (SAR of the PRC)
  9. Pakistan
  10. South Africa

Lots of European "failed socialist experiments" in that list.
 

Colk

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Who do you find funny?

The only American who makes me laugh is Eddie Murphy. His funniest routines were from the 1980s and involve languages that cannot be used anymore.

Humour is subjective. I like edgy and dark humour.

Housos is the funniest TV show I've ever seen. The Yanks and Poms cannot produce that sort of humour.

I love Kevin Bloody Wilson's songs and jokes.



I'm fascinated by local history. I love reading up on how each suburb in the greater Brisbane area was formed. Reading up on the BRL always intrigues me.



I know a woman from Hungary who chose to relocate to Brisbane because she fell in love with Steve Irwin's work. Kids all over America loved him.

Another Aussie institution that took the world by storm is The Wiggles.

You underestimate the success Australians have had on the global atage. Other countries have great artists performers, but we have more than our fair share for a small country of 26m.



The one thing everyone in the world does when they travel is take a "selfie". It's one of the most used words in the English language. Invented right here in Australia.

Plenty of inventions are from Australia. The lawn mower. The clothesline. Airflight blackbox. The ute. We're a great country.



There's plenty of things to see in Brisbane. If you like art then you've got QPAC. South Bank. Southern Moreton Bay Islands. Rainforests. Koalas. Kangaroos. Wallabies. Bull sharks. Dolphins. Most importantly of all, you can see a professional rugby league game played live in front of huge audiences at the world's best rugby league stadium!


That's why I love Brisbane. Especially Logan and Redlands. It has the best of both worlds.

Humour is subjective you’re right. I don’t find Kevin Bloody Wilson particularly funny because it has no wit or intellect behind it. You think differently and that’s fine.

It’s fine to be patriotic - some of the things you have mentioned are great reasons to be patriotic.

We have the greatest biodiversity on the planet. We have the best beaches on the planet. Great rainforests and reefs etc. We also have great research and development which you have touched upon in this post - I would add the refrigerator, Howard Florey’s role in the development of penicillin and CSIRO’s role in the development of Wi-Fi. Finally we have managed to sustain and develop a multicultural society free from conflict and which is democratically and socially prosperous and resilient - that’s the greatest triumph.

Nevertheless, I don’t believe in patriotism that binds people to say that we have the best culture or the best art or whatever because it is simply not true.
 

Pippen94

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Humour is subjective you’re right. I don’t find Kevin Bloody Wilson particularly funny because it has no wit or intellect behind it. You think differently and that’s fine.

It’s fine to be patriotic - some of the things you have mentioned are great reasons to be patriotic.

We have the greatest biodiversity on the planet. We have the best beaches on the planet. Great rainforests and reefs etc. We also have great research and development which you have touched upon in this post - I would add the refrigerator, Howard Florey’s role in the development of penicillin and CSIRO’s role in the development of Wi-Fi. Finally we have managed to sustain and develop a multicultural society free from conflict and which is democratically and socially prosperous and resilient - that’s the greatest triumph.

Nevertheless, I don’t believe in patriotism that binds people to say that we have the best culture or the best art or whatever because it is simply not true.

Wait till you find out about cultural heritage..
 

Pippen94

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It’s funny watching peope argue any Australian city is sht. Seriously have you been anywhere else?
different people look for different things in citie. I love Perths open spaces, weather, ease of living, beautiful nature spaces and affordable housing. Oh and we have an ikea!

As for partying, Barcelona, chicago and Berlin would be my top pick of party cites but I’m too old to care about such things these days lol

I never said that Australian cities were s***, I said they were bland.

It was also made in reference to GROTD making out that Brisbane is some sort of cultural heartland or world city when it clearly isn’t. Might be a nice place to live but not an interesting place to visit.

@Colk now in reverse gear
 

RedVee_8

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If only that was the case, he said he doesn’t drink. He’s a a flog of the highest order but you blokes engage with him and the other idiot. The expansion part of this forum used to be reasonable but f**k me it’s changed.

You said a Perth-based NRL team will have strong support like the Wildcats and Scorchers. I get you're passionate about Perth, but let's be realistic. The only way a Perth-based NRL team will have strong support is if they're successful like the Wildcats and Scorchers. The odds of that happening are slim to none.

Perth ain't a terrible city by any means, but it's not in the same class as Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney due to its isolation. This will work against a Perth-based NRL team because our game relies heavily on junior catchments in Queensland and NSW. Storm work around this by affiliating with teams in the the Queensland Cup. Perth's distance from Brisbane will make it hard to form any sort of affiliation with a Queensland Cup team. The logistics of flying players to and from Brisbane on short notice will be too taxing and expensive.
 

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