Oompa Loompa

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  1. Broke as a hammer or bottle opener ? Mine is still going strong. Stored it with my toe nails.
  2. anyone been there recent ? things worth seeing ? things near by worth seeing ?
  3. Thanks people. It's given me some ideas and the beer idea is tempting though not drinking much these days but did come out of retirement recently last holiday. Anyone done Granville Island ? Markets. I'm also fairly big on the vegan food options these days and Vancouver looks pretty good (I'm not vegan, just eat like a vegan a bit).
  4. Selling the remnants of a big toe nail, lost as a result of Busselton IM in 2008. With rumours of the race coming to an end, this nail, in two pieces is worth whatever an idiot would pay for it. Note this is from a full distance IM not a pissant 70.3 branded as an IM. A genuine collectors item of Australian Triathlon and Ironman, with very few, if any fallen toe nails still available from IMWA 2008. Now approaching 10 years since the nail fell, seeing if there is any interest in purchasing it from triathlon historians, tri tragics or just anyone that loves the sport. Please note toe nails are not like ivory and there are no international sanctions, covenants or laws on their sale and trade. If you are an international buyer, please check your countries border laws around any importation. Price : $1 000 000 ONO.
  5. For a million, I'll hand deliver it.
  6. and for those that dont understand points....... take qantas,for example, if you do your credit card, woolworths linked back etc...pick up the $999return fares to the usa that qantas flog every three months in non peak, that are often $100 extra to any city in the usa...... you can even set a price alert so they email you to tell you the sale is on. if you drop 110 000 points which is the points of a classic reward return to the usa its about $550 return. if you pick up a sale fare like above, and drop 110000 points but use points plus pay (open to anyone on every flight), you can get return to the USA for about $350 anywhere in the usa. points plus pay also earns you points for next time - classic rewards do not. 110000 points........ can get 160 000 almost overnight on occasion for next to nothing......Anz credit card does 80k for signing up, with no fees for 12 months so you just cancel the card if you dont think its worthwhile - or at least they did, amex is regularly similar and you just trigger the point drop through normal spend like food, new bike - lol. Qantas has their own credit card coming out in the next month, dont have the details but suspect they will out do the banks..... just some food for thought if doing the same ironman over n over bores you sh!tless and you want a cheaper way of seeing the world
  7. No, point blank, the real shire, the red neck wonderland, doesn't recognise shaved leg look at me tri hards. In fact, would even run them off the road given the chance, even with a southern cross also inked around it and an aussie flag on as a cape. lol
  8. whats it like, whats in there, always wanted to go to one but havnt done it yet.
  9. free coke at the maccas drive thru.
  10. 2008, back in those days people trusted people, people left their front doors open, people left their cars unlocked, so no, no certificate of authenticity.
  11. you should listen to bodycount and see what you come up with.
  12. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Deluxe-Harry-Potter-Magical-Wand-Replica-Wizard-Costume-Cosplay-with-Gift-Box/252434209933
  13. sad thing is entry fees will slowly rise until their margins sqeeze the events like triathlon has sufferred from over the last few years. i hope to fark they dont start sanctioning these races through triathlon..... could actually be a good thing for ironman if they start using this to sanction through another sport.
  14. If you dont wear a smart watch, it is handy so you know when to have a walk.......lol
  15. probably need starters...... tourism sells govt dollars, so entrants can be different to starters so to speak depending on withdrawal. Probably also need to do this with all the ironmans combined if looking at sports decline. would be interesting. Kurnell is down to two races, one local tri club use to quote 550 members, they never quote that now, the shire's triathlon world getting older and dying, few old people hanging on though. If the spiritual home of triathlon is dying, the sports is farked. (editted to say, sure its true but the second part is a piss take, just in case someone thought I was being serious)
  16. They wont send the grub back, if he is convicted its coin central, damages, assets..... the Church never puts people before money, the boston grub is case in point. The grub isnt fit to fly to Australia to face his community but he is fit to fly to London....if he can do that he can fly slowly to Australia old school like, a few hours at a time. Its time practising catholics stood up and refused to go to mass until the grub is brought to justice. The hypocrisy is stunning and sad, putting dogma before humanity.
  17. ive been trying to do the 10 for a bit now, get it most days though work can get in the way. If i just go to the office....house to car, car park to office, office to carpark, car to house, less than 3000 steps. If I remember to eat during the day, might get near 4000. The other problem is when I get home early and have an hour of light, if I mountain bike, which I'm enjoying, I dont get the steps.......
  18. surprised they havnt gone back to singapore, everyone I know who did that said it was great. easy to get too from anywhere
  19. I was hoping for Waikiki with a finish up the Koko Head Trail.
  20. Stay and just do the half in May ? You know the one where they release the sharks for the slow swimmers.
  21. WTC should ask TA to step in. Compulsory membership was designed to give the sport political clout through capturing all those club members that never joined TA and also fill TA's coffers with cash from the extra members and sponsors those extra members brought in. A lot of people said it wouldn't work but TA insisted they were right and its now been a few years of proof in the pudding so TA can really rub it in the naysayers faces now and deliver. The war chest of cash TA would now have, combined with the political clout compulsory delivered, there is absolutely nothing to see here. Your spies have probably leaked this deliberately, so they can look like knights in shining armour when they step in and save it.
  22. I'll start with I wasn't there so seeking others opinions. Speaking to few Shire folk, they said it just wasn't the same, crowds were down, vouchers are crap for functions ..... the Je ne sais quoi has gone from Port. I know looking at social media feeds, the once great pis were not there in numbers, the Shire clubs photos had little more than a dozen peeps, it was sorta sad when you back a few years and see 80 pissers and 60 tossers were in it, over 10% of the field delivered by two areas in Sydney. Feedback from the bike was that the far end of the course has dimished in terms of punters, the run was even a lonely place in town COMPARED to previous years. Sure the die hards will always love it, the 10/15 plus people but what about the three or four IM peeps, has IM OZ dimished like competitive locals are saying ? Is the pot holed bike course an issue, I know a few have said they will never ride it again in that condition. So what are people's thoughts, as good as ever or it's lost its way since King Ken and Shane Smith moved on ?
  23. nice
  24. and being rather able on the computer on occasion, I just used google myself http://australianoutbackmarathon.com/ bang mid winter.....as you cross the line, just keep going and straight up the top of the rock