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Did I mention we're referencing the classics this week?

Posted January 16, 2014 into Blunty by John Birmingham

Remember the Cane Toad episode of Blunty?

This one is better.

14 Responses to ‘Did I mention we're referencing the classics this week?’

Rob swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted January 16, 2014

That brings back memories of living in Brisbane. The morning noise of crows and parrots. Those crazy looking Ibis poking through your lawn. My cat rounding up cane toads and circling them until they were either petrified in fear or bored senseless by the OCD feline.

Drving home in the rain and feeling the pop of exploding toads and looking in the rear view and seeing toads akimbo.

I miss Brisbane sometimes.

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Anthony swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted January 16, 2014

Growing up in Brisbane and not being from a golfing family we'd use cricket stumps as spears.

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Blarkon has opinions thus...

Posted January 16, 2014

I found the JasJam in the shed the other day. If you'd left yours in the BBQ, the cane toad would have said "fuck this, I'm off to another house".

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Halwes asserts...

Posted January 16, 2014

My first bad experience with cane toads was in Cairns in 1977. I was fangin a 500 single motorbike up towards the lower end of Barron River, the road was damp but not raining and I had run a few toads over. I didn't put two and two together that all that toad juice may make the tyres a bit slippery. I came around a bend at speed and there was a cane train line across the bend which I crossed with a good left lean on the bike. As soon as I hit the train rails the bike slid to the other side of the road and I only just managed to stay on the bitumen. It all happened very quickly but if there had been an oncoming car it would have been curtains. When we got to Barron River caravan park and had medicated ourselves I checked the bike and the tyres were still very slippery with blood and toad juice. Needless to say that, from that day on, I have hit every train line line crossing with the bike at exactly 90 degrees and I never ran over another toad.

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Therbs reckons...

Posted January 16, 2014

*click*

PETA Mcderp to Blunty. Last call for PETA McDerp.

*click*

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Barnesm swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted January 16, 2014

"Remember the Cane Toad episode of Blunty"....

no not really

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Naut is gonna tell you...

Posted January 16, 2014

A distant QLD relative (probably by marriage) once told me a story of toad revenge.

He caught one, placed it on the driveway and doused it with petrol, then ignited it with a match. The toad promptly hopped into the bushes alongside the driveway setting them alight, which eventually resulted in the garage burning down.

Queenslander: 1

Toad: 45,000

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Bangar is gonna tell you...

Posted January 16, 2014

Hi there Naut check you're twitter account OK.

Naut is gonna tell you...

Posted January 17, 2014

Is it still spamming?

I have changed the password 3 times.

Bangar ducks in to say...

Posted January 17, 2014

Just fired off another one I'm afraid.

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Dino not to be confused with reckons...

Posted January 16, 2014

Thanks JB,

I hope the SMH publish my comment.

Otherwise I am gonna come here and 'make a mess'.

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Rhino puts forth...

Posted January 17, 2014

Wow ... that was, along with the comments, chock full o' aussie goodness.

Whatsa' Jasjam?

With the apparent overabundance of fecund toads running the streets there I fear that you will misread the signs of the immenent apocolypse.

Aussie 1, "I reckon 'at (garble garble garble) cane toads (garble garble) apoxalips, mate."

Aussie 2, "Oi, (garble garble) nah, just cane toads, oi. Get me cricket swabnargle, oi."

Satan, "2 more for the slow cooker, oi."

(Everyone knows that Satan is from Oz).

Therbs mumbles...

Posted January 17, 2014

That's right Rhino, he is. Saw him at the cricket the other night. He didn't get his round of beers in and stuck a knife in a kid's beach ball. A right cockhead.

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Brother PorkChop asserts...

Posted January 22, 2014

Ah yes, a misspent youth in Rockvegas with cane toads galore. Used them all - golf clubs, cricket bats and hockey sticks. Shot them out of cannons, blew them off the SMR range with an SLR, set them on fire in front of oncoming traffic and tied nuts to their legs and hurled them up onto people we didn't like hot tin roofs. Those were the days....

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