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Option One or Option Two?

Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by Peppy, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Nice ride! The leather saddle bags are nice. I used to ride a matte black Ducati Monster. No whips for me please.

    Going back to marsupials then:
    Wombat or Opossum? (I refuse to convert to the circumcised "possum" version of the name used locally)
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Thanks boss, the leather does look nice but it sure is a labor of love to keep it presentable.

    Do you know what "playing possum" means yet? That phrase might come up at the bbq with some of your new Texican friends you know.

    I'll go with the wombat. Cooler sounding name that opossum or possum.

    Remember the Alamo or Remember Goliad?
     
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    Quolls are carnivorous Marsupials...native to mainland Australia, New Guinea, and Tasmania. They are primarily nocturnal and spend most of the day in a den. The largest of the carnivorous marsupials is the Tasmanian tiger:
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    Marsupials filled all the niches in Australia - Kangaroos and wallabies represent the elks of the other countries...Tasmanian tigers filled the large cat/dog/wolf niche, theres a marsupial pretty much for all the niches. The Tiger was hunted to extinction firstly by the Dingo on the mainland and then man in Tasmania...none left! (It hunted sheep so was doomed).
    An interesting survival technique with marsupials is the ability to go from 0 to batshit crazy in 2 seconds flat...most predators just back away slowly...

    Mate, each to his or her own but definitely no handlebar whips! I like my bikes stripped, but that's just me.

    Id go for the wombat...they have a nasty bite though and can be territorial. Our "possums" are different from the Opossum, which IMO is just bloody evil...and I don't use that word often.
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    This is a brush tail possum...very friendly creatures.


    Remember the Alamo or Remember Goliad? - Out of my knowledge range...somebody else!
     
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    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    What a captivating animal the Thylacine was. That mouth is in comprehensively large!

    I'll pick Goliad. Higher body count, and I drive on a Goliad Street ever day I go to work.

    Since we are on the topic, two extinct animals:
    Woolly Mammoth or Mastodon?
     
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    Gosh...that's a hard one...which was nicer? Could well be seeing the mammoth back again soon...they are close.
     
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    Some light reading, in case you feel so inclined....

    Battle of the Alamo - Wikipedia

    Goliad massacre - Wikipedia

    Mammoth, mastadon?

    I'll go with the mammoths. Legend says that the existed into the 1920s in Siberia. Who knows.

    Megaladon, or megalopolis? Yeah I know, both are pretty big.
     
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    Megalopolis as in New York for example...? I used to be a shark fiend as a young'n...so ill go the Megaladon
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Options?
     
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    Better eating... Tuna or Barramundi?
     
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    I've had plenty of tuna, and as of late it's mostly been pepper tuna or spicy tuna sushi at the local sushi joint, so I'll go with the tuna. Not really sure what a barramundi is. Must be some sort of "down under" type of sea dweller.

    Since we're talking food here, gumbo or ettoufee?
     
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    That's a Barra!
     
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    I don't know what ettoufee is, but it sounds french. It probably comes in a sauce I won't like. I'll pick gumbo.

    OK, next up:
    Piss-ant or ant piss?
     
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    Piss-ant, easier to deal with.

    Jambalaya or pastalaya?
     
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    Jambalaya for sure...never had it, but it doesn't get more "comfort food" than that....
    OK
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    Funnel web spider...
    OR

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    White tail spider?
    OR
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    Huntsman...?
    Which would you prefer to find in your bed?
     
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    CAC, that's technically three options, and this is breaking the rules. :ottoironfist::_achtung: I try to run a tight ship here, the last person who did this received a 4 month ban from the site. But I'm in a good mood right now so...

    I'll take the Huntsman. I saw them often in Australia, they are very large but rather reticent around humans. I've not seen the other ones often.

    OK, modelling scales:
    1/72 or 1/35?
     
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    I knew id get a smack...but I couldn't decide...and its a trick question, which didn't trick you. Huntsman is the right answer...Funnel web will kill you...White tail will give you an ever-growing wound that cant be treated...the huntsman will just bite you and that's it...wont even do that if you leave it alone.

    Good question...All my models are 1/72...to me that the best size, especially if you want to collect many...1/35 is too easy! And takes up too much room.

    Another (this is Australia) question:
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    Brown snake?
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    Taipan?
     

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