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Topic: Vegemite update and coffee (4 msgs / 108 lines)
1) From: Aaron
I just found a nice little austrailian restaraunt down the road from us 
today.  Great food, and im gonna git fat(ter) probably.
Long story short, I tried vegimite there.  It wasn't bad, the lady told 
me the 'secret' is that you spread it VERY thin, and really should have 
something else with it, like butter etc, that doing it thick or just by 
itself is when it taste nasty.  We had a nice little chat, and I told 
her id bring in some of my coffee's that I home roast.  They get their 
'gourmet' coffee from a dump in oregon and while the place slams 
starbucks, their coffee is pretty much the same, just a bit cheaper, so 
im gonna show em what real coffee should taste like.
I was polite and didn't criticise their coffee but said, Ill bring in 
some of mine, see how ya like it and left it at that.
well to get to the topic.   There was an earlier post that vegemite was 
being banned, I found out from her first, but after snooping around a 
bit, that it was a hoax.http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,20641599-5005961,00.htmlStill it all seems a bit foggy but at least, for now all seems safe for 
vegimite  ::shrug::  then again, Im thinking that some of their 
newspapers, just like our own new york times, is probably best used for 
lining a bird cages bottom and not really reliable for facts first.
Aaron

2) From: Ken Mary
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Apparently, some "newspapers" continue the long tradition of colorful
stories to increase readership. In my studies of the occult and paranormal,
I read that many newspaper reports from the early 20th century of people
vanishing from plain sight, UFO landings, and sea serpents were deliberate
hoaxes. Yet many of these still live on in websites and cheap paperbacks as
though the events were real.
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3) From: Tom Bellhouse

4) From: Aaron
Ken it's like the National Enquirer or one of them rags... at least with 
them you know the story is BS, however one would have hoped a **cough 
cough** real newspaper would have a bit more integrety to investigate 
first.  Not anymore it seems.... throw the sensationalism out first, get 
the readers, then quietly in 1 point font apologise if necessary for the 
bad info.
As long as there are people to audition for Jerry Springer, and believe 
that WWF is real wrestling, there will be readers to believe anything 
thrown at them.
The loch ness monster IS real, I seen it in the cement pond out in me 
backyard just a few weeks ago,  I believe elvis was riding it too.
aaron


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