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'Dogs ate my car' - NT News (oh how i hate thee)

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    First it's Dingoes ate my baby, now it's Dogs ate my Car...

    http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2008/10/18/10365_ntnews.html
    That was front page news in the papers that just arrived (0450ish)

    That's the level of news we get in the local rag, and it makes me dispair of the people here. It seems as though newspapers in australia are being dumbed down, probably in an effort to dumb US down.

    oh yes, and from 4 days ago...

    That's one of the many reasons I want to go into politics here. The NT Needs fixing.
     
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    Well it is a local newspaper, I suppose we each have such articles in our papers as well. Wandering packs of destructive dogs and run-down electrical cabling are the sorts of issues that can effect the community. However, yes, I do agree that if such articles are on the front page then either: nothing else happened that day--in which perhaps we should be thankful that things are running smoothly--or as you suggested, there is some seriously misconstruing of priorities to have wandering dogs on the front page over more important local issues such taxes and the politics of the area : )
     
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    Darwin is a town of constant assaults, police raids and occasional rapes. As our other ex-Darwinite can attest to. There's plenty that our local rag just flatout ignores.

    But the second article wasn't attacking the paper, just the state of our political institutions.
     
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    This struck me as hilarious for some reason.

    *Makes note never to be on life support at Royal Darwin Hospital*
     
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    oh... There is another story about that. Shaigar mutters darkly
     
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    Gah how I hate the state/territory papers, ours here is sensationalist bullshit too, the day I could officially no longer handle it was when Leighton Hewitt and Beck whatever got married and their picture was all over the front cover... WTH! THAT'S WHAT EFFEN TABLOID MAGAZINES ARE FOR! IT'S NOT NEWS!
     
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    Hmmmmm do you mean me? Well yeah, Darwin is a rough place. It's also an interesting place. I had some good times there, and met some amazing people from all different cultures so I don't feel completely comfortable bagging it out.

    As for local news? Yeah, Townsville is just as bad.

    Unfortunately, news used to be about reporting the facts. Now it seems the purpose has been switched to entertainment and human interest. The Australian isn't bad though.
     
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    i stopped reading that when they did the cartoon of yasser arafat suicide bombing the pearly gates. The day he died

    if it were JUST the local tabloid i would not care so much. But you cannot get a broadsheet in the city unless you know where to look
     
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    I'm interested in the Mango Chucking.

    Do people, like, keep a big pile of mangoes next to the door to fend off marauding auto-eating dog packs and other threats to personal property, or was that guy just super prepared for disaster or was he baking a mango tart?
     
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    we have mango trees everywhere, they fall off this time of year
     
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    Ooo lucky. We get them occasionally here, but they're rarely in season.

    I had a mango-on-a-stick once. Very frustrating. Every time I tried to bite it, it spun around and around. I ended up very sticky and unfulfilled.
     
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    i hope you washed the juice off.
     
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    No actually, I left it there. First I was swarmed by bees, which swelled my face to 8 times it's normal size, and then over the years little bits of debris... candy wrappers, autumn leaves, starbucks cups thrown out of speeding car windows, doghair, etc. have accumulated on my face. It's a very distinctive look.
     
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    the juice is highly acidic and can do real damage to your skin if it is not cleaned off properly
     
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    I don't want you to worry unnecessarily... I did of course wash off the mango juice 20 years ago when the mango-on-a-stick event occurred, and confess openly to making up the accumulation of debris

    My face is unscathed, except of course from the normal ravages of age.
    :ml:
     
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    i have seen your face. It looks like any other twenty six year olds face
     
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    Hahahahahahahaha. That was smooth. Nicely done :becky:
     
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