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Hi All,

Our old friend Harold Scruby got some more airtime on Today Tonight this evening bashing 4x4 owners but it had a new twist.

Harold now seems to be advocating that guys that buy 4x4 vehicles do so because we are not well endowed physically. He actually came out with that one.

Now the guy is a major loser as is that particular show but I actually think that he has hurt his own cause with that statement as I would imagine a lot of his supporters would even start to think how much he has lost the plot with statements like that one.

Anyway that's the latest for the Scruby file folks.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 23:44

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 23:44
soory could be true on this case. Do you need rig pics???
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 07:51

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 07:51
Is "rig pics" a typo?? Maybe not.
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Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 00:49

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 00:49
Brian B

Was a weird sortof twist as I saw THE MEDIA start to question him like he was a bit of a looney. The spokesman for 4by4 was pretty good and was not edited to harshly by TT.

Any publicity is good publicity though.

I hope it was the thin edge of the wedge of Scuby's demise
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Reply By: vitara - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 07:24

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 07:24
That bloke is a dead set wank@r,I watched another interview of him interviewing a lady through her window of her vehicle and she was saying yeah I"v only just bought it, it is a bit harder to drive than my old commdore but I like to be up high, then when she drove off she was in a honda crv what a jerk and she reckons a crv is hard to drive I think she should go for a few more driving lessons or hand her license in, fair dinkum but as was said by yourself I think he has just killed it for himself di@khead. Any way thats my whinge for the day Take Care Vitara
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Reply By: Member - ROTORD - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 07:40

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 07:40
Hello All

Had a minor part to play in the news media for 12 years and I know how they operate . Quiet news days happen . When it does you need a ' RENT A MOUTH' . This could be defined as an opinionated fool who will pontificate on nearly every thing when prodded . The best was the Rev Fred Nile . The result of using a ' RENT A MOUTH ' is always recognizable as a ' beat up ' and the better news media only use them when desperate . Poor Bruce will only rate as a second tier RENT A MOUTH because of his restricted field and his already diminished credibility , however , expect to see more of him .
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Reply By: Member - ROTORD - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 07:43

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 07:43
Hello Again

Delete Bruce , insert Harold . I really have had a long night .
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:03

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:03
I drive a mini what does it all mean.

All the best
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Follow Up By: vitara - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:31

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:31
It means you were lucky when god was handing them out, you know what they say the smaller the car the bigger the !!!!!!!! Take Care Vitara
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Follow Up By: Member - Poppy (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 09:14

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 09:14
I own two 4wd, so where does that leave me?
Got to wonder now why my wife smiles so much...hhmmmm
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 12:11

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 12:11
I've got a damn 18 seater Coaster Bus.

Changing my name to ... iPitiful
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 12:13

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 12:13
IMusty.... For Shame...:-)
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:11

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:11
or iMiniscule hehehehehe
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:19

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:19
iWoman.

lollololollolo
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:26

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:26
iBud???
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 15:25

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 15:25
And to think I was going to buy a hummer what was I thinking.

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Follow Up By: Member-Neil & Margie-Cairns - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 19:45

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 19:45
Gees , don't know what all this says about me , my work ute 4by is a tandem tipper (now in rig pics) , seems i just got a 1 1/2 hole in my guts !!

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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 11:47

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 11:47
Mr Scruby replied to my email by sending me facts and figures about deaths by 4wds and bullbars and an extract from the SMH about Bullbars being banned in EU on new vehicles.

I replied:

"Mr Scruby, your distortion of people's misfortune to aid your own pathetic cause is disgraceful. You should be ashamed of yourself. If you honestly believe that it's ok for someone to get hit and killed by a Toyota Tarago or Holden Commodore without a bullbar then you are a very disturbed human being.
What kind of car do you drive Mr Scruby? Don't worry, we all know. We also know about your previous indiscretions on the road so don't even try to talk about road safety to me. You are a lying little weed of a man who should be castrated. Why don't you email your distorted studies, figures and dribble to someone who's actually stupid enough to believe it.

Good day to you.
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Follow Up By: vitara - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 11:58

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 11:58
Hi Jeff M (wa), could you forward on to me this dic@heads email address at all would like to have a few words to him myself if possible Thanyou Take Care Vitara
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 12:03

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 12:03
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Follow Up By: vitara - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 12:19

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 12:19
Hi Jeff M sorry to bother you again but I just hit the delete button by mistake and deleted the bloody email address could u send it to me again please soory to be a pain in the ar@e Take Care Vitara
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 14:53

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 14:53
vitara you could always just look back at this post, its walking@walk.com.au
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:06

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:06
What's that old saying?

If you sling enough mud, some will stick.

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Follow Up By: Member - Marion C (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:17

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:17
I was wondering what physical smallness(I think I must have just made up a new word) he can think up,that women have. As I and many other girls own and drive and play 4X4's. Oh what an idiot.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 09:15

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 09:15
Hi Marion

my thoughts exactly......

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Follow Up By: Wombat - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:21

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:21
According to Harold you might have to just keep taking small steps, ladies.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:24

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:24
because our ankles are shackled?

Personally I think the person with the problem with size is Harold,
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 12:12

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 12:12
No I think Harold doesn't have a problem in that are Lynda - He's just one big D1CK.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:10

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:10
yes Wombie but the hairs on the wrong end hahahahahah
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:21

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:21
I agree with Wolf.. I keep saying the exact same thing, but nobody else seems to give a s h i t

One day, they will give Scruby what he wants even if its just to shut him up...
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:23

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:23
Did you see the story Bruce - it certainly had an anti-Scruby slant for once.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:28

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:28
I saw it it seemed to be bagging Scrubo, it was a joy to behold
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:59

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:59
Nope didnt see it... have read plenty on it though.
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 09:03

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 09:03
Anyone know the e mail address of Scruby and we can all give him a serve.
Also ACA could also be given a serve for airing this rubbish.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:18

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:18
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 12:09

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 12:09
Harold Scruby's telephone number is: (02) 9968 4544. Please be polite!
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:08

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:08
I dont think that contact would do anything other than encourage him, be careful guys
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:17

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:17
Yeah Bonz I know what your saying but I have conversed with this guy before and believe that he is now so close to falling of the horse of sanity that a bombardment of harsh emails might make him snap and start foaming at the mouth. This could be a good thing as his cause will not be helped by him losing the plot. It already looks like he is starting to lose the plot, some encouragment could be fun! LOL
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:25

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:25
yer I know but he'll fall off the perch all by himself, without pushing, imagine the story about a barrage of negative emails to Srcubo from EO people, that wouldnt be nice
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:29

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:29
Oh yeah, ABSOLUTALLY Don't mention EO!! I send them from different email addresses with different names and don't mention anything other than the fact that he's a usless twat. I don't say that I'm a 4wder or that I'm a member of EO. I just tell him what I think of him and his bad attitude.
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Reply By: Alan S (WA) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 09:46

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 09:46
I watched it last night but my interpretation was that they were taking the P??? out of him.

They even brough up that he drove a for wheel drive and interviewed several women 4wd drivers about their view.

To me it seemed like we got our side better represented than previously.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:25

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:25
I sent Today Tonight an email this morning:

"Can you please refrain from having Mr Harold Scruby on your show in the future? His arrogance and pure naivety were, I feel embarrassing to your show. I got so sick of listening to his dribble I had to turn the TV off half way through the show. Next time you have a slow news day and are struggling for a storey why not show some puppy dogs at the RSPCA, At least the interview would be more intelligent."
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 12:14

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 12:14
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Reply By: Wombat - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:40

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:40
Last night was the first time I have ever watched Today Tonight (if you can call having the television on in the background whilst lighting the open fire watching) and the story caught my attention. My impression at the conclusion of the segment was that the media were portaying Mr Harold Scruby in the same light as the ranting pedophile in the previous story, as somebody with a warped perception of the world around him. The basis of his hypothesis was that ALL 4WD owners purchase their vehicles because of a latent predisposition to impose their will on other road users by using their vehicle to maim and kill. So it now transpires that it is not the actual 4WDs that are a problem but the retarded mental state of their owners. This individual is getting more irrational by the day and therefore his anti-4WD arguments are becoming less and less believable. My belief is that the general public has seen through the hyperbole of his quest and are now starting to see him as the inconsequential fool that he is, and that the story on Today Tonight reflected this attitude.

Give a man enough rope and he will hang himself!
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:42

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:42
BTW wasn't the show A Current Affair?
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 12:16

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 12:16
I have a feeling they both did one as I've seen both names in the forums this morning.
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 12:19

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 12:19
The one I saw had Mr Ray (OMG look at his hair!) Martin on it so I guess it must have been A Current Affair?
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Reply By: Member - Landie - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 21:33

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 21:33
As far as I am concerned Harold Scrubby is entitled to an opinion and is free to express it. The best we can do is counter it with sensible arguments.

However, what gives me great comfort is the latest offering from him. If this is the best he can muster, suggesting that people buy 4wds because of the size of their empendage (or lack of it) then bring the 4wd debate on!

We shouldn't be harrassing him over the way he has just articulated his cause, to the contrary, we should congratulate him. His comments just relegated him to fringe element status. That is the best thing he could have done for 4wd enthusiasts.

Good onya Harold!

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Reply By: ev700 - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 08:32

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 08:32
As mentioned previously, serial nuisances seek attention.

The media show is a media show, they want attention too.

However the problem is that uninformed people are misled and they vote too.

So I guess the best approach is to criticise the journalist for being frivolous - misleading people with a sill, uninformed source. Journalists can always ask the NRMA and others who have professional credibility.

So I expect one is better off writing to a paper to criticise a TV hack or to a different paper to criticise a newsprint hack.
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