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Elly May Drudge
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No, my dear girl. You must try it, to understand it wouldn't do such a thing to Tim...

I just came back from his house and I can tell you, he's only suffering from a type of RSI from beating the keyboard to death trying to go from topic to topic answering questions and causing a bit of trouble. You know those games in the parlour where you have to hit the mice as they pop up in different places? The more you hit, the more points you score? Well, I'm much better at it from years of house pest control... and keeping an eye on those two. They'll get use to it.

Oh, and Rik... try flavouring rice - and vegie soups with vegemite. Easy does it, though. Go ahead and be creative dear. Just be careful with blood pressure. The stuff is very salty!
Michael J. Douglas
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Vegemite's some powerful stuff. Laboratory test show that Vegemite has 600% more vitamins than any other substance on earth by volume!

As a comparison of serving sizes -
Vegemite 5 grams
Butter 14 grams
Peanut Butter 32 grams
Easy Cheeze 31 grams


It's even sent up into space with Aussie astronauts!
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Elly May Drudge
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I was just browsing the internet (I have ADSL2+ 24mps) and I see there's a lot of misunderstanding out there about what you can and cannot use vegemite for:

You can use it on popcorn, you cannot use it as an insect repellent.

You can use it as a celery dip, you cannot use it to keep dentures in place.

You can serve it on crackers like caviar, you cannot dry it out and smoke it.

You can use it as camouflage if you're a soldier, you cannot use it as car window tinting.

You can use it to cover your bald spot if you have black hair, you can't use it as a hair removal cream.

You can use it as a facial mask, you cannot use it as toothpaste.

You can smear it on a black toilet seat as a practical joke, you cannot seal leaky pipes with it.

You can use it to stick little bits of toilet paper to cat's faces and watch them lick it off (though I've no idea why you would), you cannot use it as any kind of lubricant.
Michael Sullivan
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Vegemite ROCKS!

I spread it on my Bread or Toast very thick, because I love it like that because it burns the roof of your mouth YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

My Mother told me that when I was a baby and I would cry she used to put some Vegemite on my dummy (pacifier) and it would shut me up.

I love Vegemite & Cheese as a great combination and now Kraft have a Cheese slice that is impregnated with Vegemite.

OH and for you Americans Kraft who produce Vegemite is now American owned.

Michael
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Okay, this is how it was explained to me. Could be some fiction here. Most likely actually. But here I go. You make beer or alchohol from grain. You drink the alchi and your body is left without nutrients. After the process of making the beer you have some stuff left over. Essentially Vegimite or Marmite are the left over vitamins and stiff. (B vitamins are good for a hangover anyhow.) The Vegimite completes the grain needed in your body, and brings balance to your system. Easy.

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Tim Ellis
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LOL - A cubbyhouse is a "playhouse" generally made by parents for kids to play in in the backyard.

Mat LOVES building cubbyhouses! Smile

They can also be built by the kids themselves out of scrap materials in a vacant lot or, like mine was, under the house.
Simon Lovell
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Tim,

Considering your love of the "Marmite wannabe" substance when are you going to release an effect or two using it? The Incredible self-working Appearing Vomit illusion (just eat some and wait) springs to mind as a starter .... yikes! Just kidding!

Simon
Matt Andrews
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OK Marmite and Vegemite lovers

If you once decide to come to Switzerland, you will find "Cenovis". The Cenovis paste is the long lost brother of Vegemite (quite similar to the taste) and also first or second cousin to Marmite (which is IMHO stronger and saltier).

Either you love it or you hate it. My wife can't stand any of these (yum, just for me then Smile)

And now back to Aussie Land Smile

Sincerely, Matt
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Tim Ellis
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Simon, it does work well when performing CARD ON CEILING with the Black Tiger Deck...
Tim Ellis
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Matt, you are right. Here is a complete list of Vegemite 'wannabees'

Bovril (The UK)
Mightymite (Australia)
Marmite (The UK)
Promite (Australia)
Cenovis (Swiss)
Dick Smith Foods' Aussiemite (created because Vegemite is now owned by an American-based firm)
Vitam-R (especially popular in Germany, but available in health food stores in the UK)


Note, there is no USA equivalent. The market is ripe for a Vegemite invasion!!!
Douglas.M
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Hullo Tim!

I haven't tried Vegemite, but there used to be a "down under" store in DC where I was able to get Tim Tams and Jelly Babies. Those Jelly Babies made Gummi Bears seem like flavored vinyl in comparison.

I also purchased a boomerang there (Lorin L. Hawes model that had "Read the bluddy instructions before throwing" printed right on it), and I have since become a devotee of 'rangin'.

There's Nothing like the feeling of letting one of those wooden birds go and then catching it (well, the classic force...).

Speaking of odd regional foods, the most popular soda in the U.S. in the 1920's was "Moxie" (formerly a Nerve Tonic); which apparently tastes like a menthol cigarette steeped in flat root beer. Some people swear by it (it's made a bit of a comback in Maine).



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Tim Ellis
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Douglas, I know nothing about 'Moxie', but I am a soft drink (soda) connoisseur so I'm keen to give it a burl, however when it comes to Jelly Babies I am THE man!

Gummi's I have tried, and I must say I concur with your very descriptive review.

When it comes to Jelly Babies I always steer away from the British ones (they come dusted and have a sticky centre) and I actually prefer the more generic home-brand models. (Though Starburst Babies are growing on me).

For a real taste treat, try my own invention, 'Babies In A Blanket'.

Take a large pickled onion (I prefer 'Fletcher's' or 'White Crow') remove the centre and insert a Jelly Babie of any flavour. Bite into it and take a trip to heaven!
IT Magic
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Mmmm Tim Tams.........

nibble off chocolate from diagonally opposite corners, dip one end in coffee, port or some other approriate drink and suck thru' other hole. When drink reaches mouth stop sucking and eat choc coated gooey biscuit mess mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Tim,

We certainly agree on one food group. Large pickled onions are, quite simply, heaven!

Thankfully, due to the opening of Brit stores here in the USA, I can get them. Ahhhh ... a good baseball game, a six pack of long boys and a jar of pickled onions is a fine way to spend a day!

*burp*

Simon
Tim Ellis
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I'll even agree with you on baseball Simon. I didn't think I'd like it but some friends took us to a baseball game in Houston and it was action-packed! Thanks to lots of video clips and crowd interaction every "dead spot" was filled with something or other going on. Much more like a piece of entertainment than a sport!

I can see why Americans, brought up on baseball, find cricket to be a little slow.
IT Magic
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Cricket IS a little slow Smile
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I also picture us attacking that world 'cause they just wouldn't expect it
Sue-Anne Webster
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YEAHHHH -

Tammii - from Tammii Twister's Magic Factory in Melbourne, tries to get ALL our overseas lecturers and performers to do the TIM TAM SLAM! Just like Brenden described!!

FUN -NY! We have magicians from different countries doing some REALLY STRANGE and bizaar reactions to it. Maybe Boris Wild can describe it - I THINK it's he who can do a GREAT rendition of the experience.

:)

Aaaahhh - the night's we sit up late at after a lecture or show, watching visitors do this!
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