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Offline Sparky

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Re: Hands off our Vegemite
« Reply #160 on: December 24, 2009, 04:57:41 PM »
From over the pond as you say Mick. Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS !! As far as to much bubbly, the morning of Christmas is usually slow going and my bestess friend will be the coffee maker after spending the eve with my in laws. They like to have a few beers with the eggnog.  :-D

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Re: Hands off our Vegemite
« Reply #161 on: December 24, 2009, 10:16:12 PM »
No SlickMick, I am done with the vegemite but I wish all of you who can eat this stuff, all the wealth, health in the world. 

Merry Christmas!!!!

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Re: Hands off our Vegemite
« Reply #162 on: January 09, 2010, 12:52:52 PM »
My brother got his Vegemite for Christmas this year and I am very disappointed to report his reaction.  He actually asked me if you could use it to pack trailer bearings.  I was really surprised he did not care for it in the least.  Here was his response:

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OK…here is my review.

 

I found myself excited to get Vegemite in my Christmas stocking.  After all…things from Australia are cool.  I like to be cool.  I envisioned myself sitting in a corporate meeting over lunch and pulling out my Vegemite sandwich in the middle of an inquisitive crowd.  When questioned…I would casually inform them that I had a Vegemite sandwich…you know…like in the song. 

 

I was told…toast, butter and then a thin (less is more) layer of the pungent butter.  (Yeast…hmmmm.  Beer has yeast.)  So that is what I did this morning.  Fresh toast, butter and just enough Vegemite to where I could still see the bread beneath it.  It smells like beef bouillon…kinda sweet and beefy.  So I took my first bite and quite honestly…it was waste of a perfectly good piece of toast. 

 

You guys have to be kidding me.  There was no sweet, no beef but only  bitter.  And plenty of it.  Maybe it would work better in some kind of Gin cocktail????  I was disappointed.  Less so that it tasted like the bottom of my shoe but more that I didn’t connect with the Aussie vibe.  I mean I had the most fun in my life with a bunch of Aussies in Orlando at an international sales meeting.  I dig ya’ll.  And I’m no stranger to weird foods…I’m an Italian from New Orleans.  Had turtle, alligator, blood sausage, rattle snake, boudin, grits, caribou, buffalo, head cheese, etc. 

 

I now live in fear that I may also not be cut out for a “walkabout”, or wallaby stew or that even a Fosters might now somehow not work.  Oh well…it was just one piece of toast wasted huh? 

 

You need to ship over some boudin to those boys! 

 

Michael



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Offline SlickMick

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Re: Hands off our Vegemite
« Reply #163 on: January 09, 2010, 04:03:40 PM »
Well, Mason, that is such a huge disappointment for you.. I can't imagine what it must feel like to have your own flesh and blood reject the good old vegemite toast, but I suppose being an Italian from New Orleans was not the ideal starting point.

But don't let that hold you back.. it takes all kinds to make the world and in some cases, a family

Mick
On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
A BUSH CHRISTENING - A.B. "Banjo" Paterson http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/patersonab/poetry/christen.html

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Re: Hands off our Vegemite
« Reply #164 on: January 10, 2010, 06:37:13 AM »
All I can say to Michael is...all the more for us!

Yes, if he were Australian, he would have brought shame to his entire family, town, state, and country, not to mention planet, but the fact that he is a New Orleans Italian will probably let him off having any convictions in an Australian Law Court. Use of vegemite to grease bearings is banned in most regions, however.  But the worst of it for Michael is that he just ain't cool   8-)
(Has he considered taking the vegemite sandwich into the meetings and holding globs of it inside his cheeks till the meeting is finished so he can at least pretend to be cool?)

Anyway, Nette, you have another member in your club.

Lone     

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Re: Hands off our Vegemite
« Reply #165 on: January 10, 2010, 06:43:05 AM »
I just noticed that Michael works in marketing? 

Maybe he can use his skills to market vegemite to the USA? 

It might be a challenge, given his personal views, but this would be a professional arrangement  :)

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Re: Hands off our Vegemite
« Reply #166 on: January 10, 2010, 06:56:11 AM »
Lone, I'm looking at that Vegemite toast and salivating

YUMMMMM  8-)

Slicko
On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
A BUSH CHRISTENING - A.B. "Banjo" Paterson http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/patersonab/poetry/christen.html

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Re: Hands off our Vegemite
« Reply #167 on: January 10, 2010, 03:33:24 PM »
But I don't need the vegemite sandwich to look cool :-D :-D :-D


 

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