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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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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!
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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*

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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.
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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
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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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