Lunacy of the Fridge Debate.

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 21:14
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Have a look at post 34862.

I haven't responded to fridge questions for ages.

I made the mistake of trying to offer some objective advice based on experience and scientific results. I don't have a brand preference or loyalty. I don't really care as long as it keeps stuff cold.

Consider this.....Have you ever been in a Pub, or at a BBQ where there was a vigorous debate around the household fridge. When did you last have your mate tell you that you were a fool for buying an LG because a Fisher and Paykel is far superior. Then some other dill chimes in and tells you that you are both clowns because a Kelvinator is without doubt the best fridge on the market. Then some drunken fool chips in, loudly, and tells you he has owned a Westinghouse for 20 years and he would never buy anything else.

It doesn't happen, because it isn't a life changing decision.

Fair Dinkhum, there are more important things in life.

Jim.
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 21:35

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 21:35
GO JIMBO!

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Follow Up By: D-Jack - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 02:03

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 02:03
Go Engel!
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Reply By: ZUKSCOOTERX90(QLD-MEMBER) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 21:40

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 21:40
That also could be said on any one subject on this forum.Yep every one has an opinion whether it be right or wrong some time they are not entitled to it.Lol,cheer's. Bob. :)-<
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 21:55

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 21:55
i 'gree zshimbo ! Long 's keeps the beer cold z'gotta be ok!

Grrr!!!

Pzzzd 'gin!!!!
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Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 21:55

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 21:55
Totally agree. Same goes for Nissans and Toyotas. If it suits you then so be it. Tyres, the same. What I run might give some a laugh but I find em ok for what I want. Different needs, different wallets.
We all 4wd to suit our interests, capabilities and financial reserves.
But in the end what does it matter ?
If you throw a tent or swag down then great.
If your $70K 4by pulls a $50K kitchen behind it then that's fine too.
If answering a fridge post I'd simply say that I own a Waeco and have found it fine. I'm sure that other brands are as good, maybe some are better.
So what ?
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Reply By: Mazdan - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:06

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:06
Who cares what fridge you have in ur kitchen...........more important thinghs to discuss at my bbqs like...........whether u scrunch or fold.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C.- Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:09

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:09
Not to mention... How many layers????

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:14

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:14
My research shows about equal parts Waeco scrunchers and Engel folders!!

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Follow Up By: Mazdan - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:15

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:15
and of course whether its done sitting down or standing up...........lol.

ahhh, we have great discussions at BBQs.
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:12

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:12
Tell me you didn't buy an LG fridge Jimbo???????? LOL
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Reply By: Steve - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:15

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:15
Jimbo: spot on about the fridge. But what kind of beer do you keep in it?

Now that's worth an argument ;-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 23:08

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 23:08
Pale Ale or Sparkling ... if it's neither it ain't beer ;-)
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Follow Up By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 06:13

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 06:13
Now ya talkin. Pale or Sparkling Yep!
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Follow Up By: Steve - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 15:52

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 15:52
Coopers? Phwlld!! (fart noise - is there a satisfactory spelling?)

You'd never touch it again if only you had access to my home brew. Ah well - can't have everything ;>)

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Follow Up By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 18:11

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 18:11
Hey them's fightin words fella

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 18:41

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 18:41
Steve - you don't notice the warning on your home brew kits?

HEALTH WARNING: THIS PRODUCT CAN INDUCE NOXIOUS FLATULENCE IN CONSUMERS WHO HAVE NO APPRECIATION OF A GOOD BEER.
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Follow Up By: Steve - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 19:48

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 19:48
I'll not deny the noxious flatulence (I think everything does that dunnit? Does for me anyway) as for the appreciation of good beer.....that gassy fart inducing stuff that you pay $35+ for, I suppose I'd drink it if I had no choice. Home brew has come a long way from the bad ole days. The difference is comparable to a supermarket packaged "meal" against a home made casserole/pie etc....and, it actually produces farts every bit as good as the commercial stuff. Healthy stuff.
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Reply By: bigcol - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:16

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:16
It's only about my Ding Dong being bigger than yours.
Arguments like this happen on any type of forum.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:19

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:19
Ding and DOng
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 19:32

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 19:32
Actually I thought the latest fridge thread was quite good, no arguments, no abuse, just honest discussion to the extent that some were dissapointed.
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Reply By: clarkie63 - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:19

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:19
Hey Jim,
Sorry I may Have wasted your time however there are many folk who seem to have offered some informative advice, if it does not interest you , switch off and stop bitching. Basically, everyone is entitled to their own objective opionon and lets face it, any connstructive criticism without advice is just plain critism and should be ignored.

Never stop offering advice if you think it may help
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 06:21

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 06:21
Yes clarkie but there is a difference between offering advice and just being a negative troll.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 10:03

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 10:03
But Clarkie has also taken ALL the advice on board, both good and bad, so he can now make a more informed decision on what he chooses, based on
price,
performance,
reliability,
functionality,
availability,
whether the Waeco serviceman lives around the corner:-)

Ooops!, sorry for that last unsolicited comment.
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 15:35

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 15:35
Couldn't helf youself hey Bill :))) Still no family member here yet mate ((. Good things come to those who wait I am told.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 18:47

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 18:47
Dolly made me do it!

Hehehehehe!
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Reply By: Member - Bware (Tweed Valley) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:24

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:24
There certainly are more important things in life; imagine if the 'passion' that went into that post was directed at world peace or saving the environment! It was a good read though, it's been a while since a post caused a riot; you'd think it was a full moon or something
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Follow Up By: clarkie63 - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:31

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:31
Bware buddy
Imagine the Sh*t fight I would start if I said my 60 series was better than the Troopies, Nissans, 80 or 1oo series. Bloody hell I hope some of these guys are as tenacious about helping each other on the roadside as they are about the gear they prefer.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:44

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:44
Well I wouldn't call it a riot, it was more a friendly discussion to me but some seem to be rather skinned at times. The last riot I saw was in a paddock, those bloody kiwi sheep are hard to catch :)
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Follow Up By: clarkie63 - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:51

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:51
Strap some velcro to your palms,

Just joking

nice to see some one maintain a sense of humour
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Follow Up By: Member - Bware (Tweed Valley) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:56

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:56
Or just herd them to the cliff edge ;)
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:59

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:59
"Imagine the Sh*t fight I would start if I said my 60 series was better than the Troopies"

What, what, clarkie63, you sinner, blasphemer. I'll call all the Troopy owners in from the bush if I could only contact them all.
You, you just wait till all us Troopy owners are in the city together we'll cause a ruckus!!
Stuff, when are we all likely to see a city at the same time? Looks like you're safe. Did we scare you?

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Follow Up By: clarkie63 - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 23:05

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 23:05
Geoff,
Looking at your address if you call whre I live a city then your in a metropolis !

Anyway I should not have mentioned the troopies as I spent a good part of my exisitance in a camo uniform running around the top end in a troopie and I do love them, however your still not getting me out of my 60 series.
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 23:09

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 23:09
Fair call mate,
So where do you hang out?

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Follow Up By: clarkie63 - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 23:14

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 23:14
Port Macquarie, just a few hours north of you but my job keeps me in the National parks across the state. I drive a lot of new 4WD's in my job and I have to be honest ther all good when you are not paying for them however I will not change my old girl, she's got a lot left in her yet.
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 23:25

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 23:25
Mate, every new 4wd is good when you get it for nothing.

Bloody nice part of the world is Port Macquarie.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 15:54

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 15:54
Hahahahahahaha...............

I am keeping a low profile

I have been requested not to enter into spurious posts and stir the pot

Am I being a good old bloke,or what? LOL

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 16:12

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 16:12
Why?
That's what this forum needs, an abundance of spurious pot stirrers!!

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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 07:50

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 07:50
Sprious post? Me?

Well I never LOL
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 07:53

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 07:53
Heres the u I left out
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Reply By: Member - andrew B (Kununurra) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 23:50

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 23:50
Its kind of funny, not! I've had the same dilema lately, what fridge to get. I've been offline for 9 days & read the 34862 discussions with a bit of toungue in cheek smirking, then went to the handful of retailers around KNX who sell fridges - I'd looked on the east coast during the last week but no bargains to be had that would warrant the freight, so today was crunch time to buy a fridge for the upcoming Kalumburu trip.

Had a choice of basically a 40l engel, 50 litre downunder, and 60 litre waeco. the engle was a bit small for the money, the downunder looked pretty good but was a bit no frills (possibly a good thing!), and the 60 l waeco was a bit tall (hard to get stuff from the bottom. I had post 34862 in my own head!.....lots of measuring etc, then said stuffit and bought the waeco......80 litre. well it wasn't too tall, it is big, it has a few modern features.....and best of all, it stopped me from looking for a bloody fridge for my camping trips, its finally over....for now.

Cheers Andrew
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Follow Up By: Muzzgit (WA) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 00:50

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 00:50
Hey andrew, does shelf supply sell fridges?
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Follow Up By: Member - andrew B (Kununurra) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 10:21

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 10:21
mmmm....not sure too late for me if they do. Engels are at retravision and bushcamp, downunder at Repco, waeco at miter 10, and Darryl at ARB will get you in an engel with an ARB sticker on it for the same price as the engels in town if you like the ARB name.

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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 00:52

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 00:52
Bugger it Jimbo. I consciously avoided reading that post because I knew it would just be a rerun of the 12345678645342161 other similar posts - no offence to Clarkie. He just wanted some advice but then copped all the other crap as well.

There, you made me read the damn thing.

Buy whatever suits your requirements and pocket. Stuff brand names and the 'mine's bigger than your's' fools.
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Follow Up By: clarkie63 - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 07:15

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 07:15
Thanks Gramps,
Apart from the debate I seemed to have caused I have acquired some user info from the forum which has been helpful.

Maybe ther should be a taboo forum topic list for us that are new to these pages?

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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 07:53

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 07:53
Clarkie,

I'm glad you were able to extract some useful info. There always is quite a bit of it in these discussions even if we do go off track at the drop of a hat LOL

As for a taboo list, we'd have to shut the forum down because we would'nt be able to talk about much at all hahahahahahaha
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 05:41

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 05:41
FIGHT ...FIGHT..FIGHT
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Follow Up By: Member - Bware (Tweed Valley) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 10:10

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 10:10
RAFLMFAO
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 07:45

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 07:45
I must add that i have a Waeco and an Engel at all times in my car so my answer in the last post was'nt bias....
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Reply By: Grizzle - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 10:18

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 10:18
JIMBO, calm down and have an Ice Cold Beer from your Fridge! You have got one haven't you???

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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 10:46

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 10:46
Should I mention the lunacy of the debate of "Lunacy of the fridge debate"

Maybe I wont
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Follow Up By: Member - Bware (Tweed Valley) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 19:04

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 19:04
I think you would need to start a new thread for that LOL
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 07:55

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 07:55
Hijack!
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 07:58

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 07:58
What do you mean? Never a Hijack
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Reply By: Member No 1- Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 11:43

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 11:43
"there are more important things in life"....yep coopers and shiela's
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Follow Up By: ZUKSCOOTERX90(QLD-MEMBER) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 14:46

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 14:46
What sort of sheila are you after no1 Member? Tall slim & thick. Short plump & knowlegdeable or any kind no matter what she look's like Haha.Cheer's Bob.:)-<
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 15:15

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 15:15
a good one......
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 15:22

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 15:22
No such thing!
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 16:19

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 16:19
why did you have to wake me up?..i was having a wonderful dream:)))
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 18:44

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 18:44
"Tall slim & thick"

Brother ZookScoot now you're talking!!
Do you have a spare one or two??

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Follow Up By: ZUKSCOOTERX90(QLD-MEMBER) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 19:14

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 19:14
Geoff,fortunately no!!:)-<
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Reply By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 15:53

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 15:53
Try owning a Jeep, a Land Rover and an EvaKool. Sheesh! Talk about being on the receiving end all the time! If you drive a Toyota and run an Engel, try coming over to the other side of the fence one day and see the abuse we take daily from you lot!

;) LOL!!
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 16:31

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 16:31
Jimbo old son , all things being equal ,it matters not what we dribble on about or discuss at the pub /bbq or how passionate a discourse becomes on the electronic forum , as long as it does no harm we have the collective right to call a Waeco a spade and an Engle a shovel ,,,who realy cares ???? No one as long as the beer is cold.
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Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 20:45
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Follow Up By: Member - Bware (Tweed Valley) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 20:52

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 20:52
LOL, now I've got lots of ammo for the next BBQ ;)
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