I was not taking the piss out of the Romanian olympic team. I was deadly serious and still stand by my comments there 1000%. As some people may know, I am fanatical about sport, and when someone cheats like they did in the Romanian Olympic team, it pisses me off, because we have so many fine athletes from around the world who compete in a legal and legitimate way, only to be outdone by cheats.
People maybe should stop getting so defensive about their countries. One can take the piss out of my country anytime they like, just be prepared for my comeback though (whether it be serious or lighthearted....depending on what mood I am in at the time). And does this mean that you have never, ever, told an Irish joke, or an Indian joke, or a Kiwi joke, or a Pommy joke?
Oh yeah, Australia is a grand place to live or visit. Maybe you should come down here to experience it for yourself. I am very patriotic about my country, but I am not militant when it comes to people bagging us. What's the saying...like water off a duck's back? Or don't give what you can't take (ummm...just checking thread title again
). You Poms (and some other nationalities which I won't mention in fear of being called a hate-monger) give us Aussies grief about us being criminals. Do I get irate because of it? No. I just say..well look where we live (nine months of surf, sun and fun) and look where you live (where you are lucky to actually see the sun for two months out of the year through the storm clouds).....who do you think got the bum steer in that deal? I won't even mention...oh bugger it...yes I will.....the old joke in Aussie and NZ about the problem that Poms have with washing themselves in water (which by the way was proven true, when I had a boarder a few years ago from the UK, and it took me and my mates six full months of chastising to get the smelly bastard to shower everyday....and this over the hot Perth summer).
Well...let's see; I have lived in Australia now for 26 years, have met a lot of Aussies, have worked with a lot of Aussies, have dated quite a few Aussies, and I even know a woman from Perth (wouldn't be the same one would it?).
Ummm....yes, I do believe my sense of humour is very typical of the average Aussie's humour.....very much a larrikin....anyone who I keep in touch with over the net will know this.
After this "celebrity" stuffed up, they went to an Aussie comedian by the name of Red Symons (people may know him as a musician from the Aussie 70s/80s band "Skyhooks"). He was on this very show a while ago, and also got very cocky with himself and answered the question too quickly, and lost $250,000. Of course, we took the piss out of him then, as we did with this American "celebrity" now (does this mean I am anti-Australian?). Anyway, Eddie McGuire (the host) asked him some crap about when he stuffed up (trying to compare him to this Yankee "celebrity"), to which Red replied "That's ok, because I am an Aussie.", to which to the host and audience, as well as me and my mates laughed at. So yes, this is very atypical of the average Australian's sense of humour (as Ilyushin96M mentioned....it is only poking fun.....better than poking guns right?). So if you really have a problem with me in this, you also have a problem with a lot of other Aussies, in which case I suggest you contact Channel Nine
and complain to them, because they are the station responsible for airing such hateful diatribe.
And as for your comments on me apologising. Of course, I was still pissfarting about when I apologised. If you really believe this, you really do need a chill pill, coz I was serious. Even Blind Freddy could have seen that. I can take the piss, as well as get it taken out of me, but if I make a blue (which I already admitted in that case), I am man enough to have the balls to apologise publicly. Don't see anything else like that from other people who have stepped over the mark with me do ya? (which in this case YOU have). Buckley's chance of that! So that it up to you my friend what you wish to believe.
Regarding whether the show is for real or not. Well I can say down here it is; one has to ring a 1-900 number to register, and the producers of the show have to apply for Lottery permits in a range of states. Lottery permits are issued by the various state governments, to ensure that any money/prizes which are offered, are actually paid out.
If it was just one big promo, we (the Aussie public) would see right through it in a flash. Which is most probably why crap like Jerry Springer is no longer on commercial TV down here.....I am being very careful not to take the piss out of this show, just in case some peabrain (well this is the shows demographic isn't it?) takes offence to it.