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Beer and meat on a stick festival

By TheBusDriver 7 February 2014 77

Just a reminder to everyone that that much loved festival of multiculturalism, beer and meat on a stick is happening this week end. Meat on a stick started as a traditional festival in the 1600’s BC shortly after Can’tberra became a local meeting place. With the arrival of sailing ships, sheep, and the Snowy Mountains project the festival was diversified and became the meat and vegetables on a stick festival. Typically people from all around the world who have settled here make offerings of meat and vegetables over a fire and sell them to locals for about 3-4 times as much as they paid for them in the local markets. Beer and pancakes not on a stick are also for sale at about 5-6 times what they are worth. But they gourmet beets and pancakes! There is also some singing, dancing and merriment but don’t forget that it is the meat on a stick that is the focus of this festival!

This year ACT Health would like to remind store holders of the need for cleanliness as a result of the food poisoning at the festival in 2012; http://www.health.act.gov.au/health-services/population-health/health-protection-service/food-safety/ (Yes, I’m being serious now). I copped a dose of that in 2012 and only today read about  it being a full on food poisoning event when I was searching the web for multicultural festival food. So store holders, check out their web site and the store checklist. Obviously washing your hands with warm soap, having a floor covering, easily cleanable surfaces and staff who have been trained in food handling are great ways of avoiding having your customers become best buddies with their toilet.

This public service announcement was brought to you by the Bus Driver who might just possibly have had a really crazy week and is looking forward to some meat on  a stick but not another 12 hours on the dunny.


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dungfungus 8:32 am 14 Feb 14

switch said :

dungfungus said :

There are a lot of bad vibes on this issue. I reckon we all should lighten up.
By the way, I read somewhere that Hitler loved animals, especially dogs.

But could you get them on a stick at the MCF?

Are you alluding to “Dagwood Dogs”? (AKA: Dingo Dicks On Sticks)

Nylex_Clock 8:27 am 14 Feb 14

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Masquara said :

Nine out of ten victims of the Nazi Holocaust were Jews. Citing the other victims is often used as an avenue to minimise and even deny the Holocause. So I’d caution against that approach – stormfront.org use it .

You are so sick and twisted. Let me get this straight, are you saying only dead Jews matter in reference to the holocaust? Don’t mention the others or you are a nazi?

What about the 20 million dead Russians? Is ok to mention them? Or what about the sack of Berlin? Is ok to mention that?

Despite the efforts and sacrifices of those who fought the Nazis and eventually won, there is a truly offensive group of people who’ve decided to try to appropriate the suffering of WW2 as their sole preserve in order to further their political and military activites in the middle east.
(Ironically, these people’s 1930’s predecessors saw Adolf Hitler as a potential ally in their efforts to convince European jews to migrate to their planned Zionist state.)

Calling “anti-semitism” for no good reason should be as much of an offence against society – or even the law – as is racism itself.

switch 10:54 pm 13 Feb 14

dungfungus said :

There are a lot of bad vibes on this issue. I reckon we all should lighten up.
By the way, I read somewhere that Hitler loved animals, especially dogs.

But could you get them on a stick at the MCF?

Antagonist 6:11 pm 13 Feb 14

BelcoMan said :

I, for one, did kneel down at the mighty stall of “Chips on a Stick”. After seeing these things flying around Garema Place like a flock (??) of Condors, I was drawn to their stall like a mother the flame.

It tasted good
It was Salty.
I didn’t get sick.

All is good with the world 🙂

It was meat on a stick day, and you chose the vegetarian option? For shaaaaame!

Important and serious question: Did any of the stalls offer two (or more) types of meat on the same stick ???

gazket 4:12 pm 13 Feb 14

Burlesque
Burlesque is a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects.[1] The word derives from the Italian burlesco, which, in turn, is derived from the Italian burla – a joke, ridicule or mockery.[2]

Isn’t this what happened . a joke, ridicule or mockery of the Schutzstaffel .

IrishPete 3:12 pm 13 Feb 14

dungfungus said :

There are a lot of bad vibes on this issue. I reckon we all should lighten up.
By the way, I read somewhere that Hitler loved animals, especially dogs.

Define “loved”? Nothing would surprise me about that man.

IP

chewy14 2:53 pm 13 Feb 14

dungfungus said :

There are a lot of bad vibes on this issue. I reckon we all should lighten up.
By the way, I read somewhere that Hitler loved animals, especially dogs.

He was also a vegetarian. That’s why vegetarians offend me and I always treat them with secret suspicion.

I know they’re really expressing their Nazi support rather than the stated claims about animal welfare.

BelcoMan 2:44 pm 13 Feb 14

I, for one, did kneel down at the mighty stall of “Chips on a Stick”. After seeing these things flying around Garema Place like a flock (??) of Condors, I was drawn to their stall like a mother the flame.

It tasted good
It was Salty.
I didn’t get sick.

All is good with the world 🙂

dungfungus 2:01 pm 13 Feb 14

There are a lot of bad vibes on this issue. I reckon we all should lighten up.
By the way, I read somewhere that Hitler loved animals, especially dogs.

NoImRight 10:42 am 13 Feb 14

Masquara said :

IrishPete said :

Pork Hunt said :

Why. Is the the Hitler parody only anti Semitic?
Why isn’t anything to do with old Adolf also anti Polish, Danish, Dutch, French, Russian, Norwegian, Italy (post September 1943), Finland (post September 1944) and a shit load of other European and African countries I can’t be bothered listing.
The Jews weren’t the only people who suffered in WW 2.

and gay people, the mentally ill, the intellectually disabled, the list goes on.

Many countries and peoples didn’t get great treatment at the hands of the other colonial powers either, before during or after WW2. But winners write the history books.

IP

Nine out of ten victims of the Nazi Holocaust were Jews. Citing the other victims is often used as an avenue to minimise and even deny the Holocause. So I’d caution against that approach – stormfront.org use it .

Your ignorance > your actual outrage it seems.

Postalgeek 10:19 am 13 Feb 14

Masquara said :

IrishPete said :

Pork Hunt said :

Why. Is the the Hitler parody only anti Semitic?
Why isn’t anything to do with old Adolf also anti Polish, Danish, Dutch, French, Russian, Norwegian, Italy (post September 1943), Finland (post September 1944) and a shit load of other European and African countries I can’t be bothered listing.
The Jews weren’t the only people who suffered in WW 2.

and gay people, the mentally ill, the intellectually disabled, the list goes on.

Many countries and peoples didn’t get great treatment at the hands of the other colonial powers either, before during or after WW2. But winners write the history books.

IP

Nine out of ten victims of the Nazi Holocaust were Jews. Citing the other victims is often used as an avenue to minimise and even deny the Holocause. So I’d caution against that approach – stormfront.org use it .

It is wrong to minimise or deny the Holocaust, but it is equally wrong to use the Jewish Holocaust to downplay the suffering of others.

I recommend you Google Herbert Backe and the Hunger Plan to get an understanding the premeditated starvation inflicted on the Soviet Union by the Nazis, and the intended scale of it.

neanderthalsis 9:05 am 13 Feb 14

Masquara said :

IrishPete said :

Pork Hunt said :

Why. Is the the Hitler parody only anti Semitic?
Why isn’t anything to do with old Adolf also anti Polish, Danish, Dutch, French, Russian, Norwegian, Italy (post September 1943), Finland (post September 1944) and a shit load of other European and African countries I can’t be bothered listing.
The Jews weren’t the only people who suffered in WW 2.

and gay people, the mentally ill, the intellectually disabled, the list goes on.

Many countries and peoples didn’t get great treatment at the hands of the other colonial powers either, before during or after WW2. But winners write the history books.

IP

Nine out of ten victims of the Nazi Holocaust were Jews. Citing the other victims is often used as an avenue to minimise and even deny the Holocause. So I’d caution against that approach – stormfront.org use it .

Really?

Approximately the same number of Ukrainian non-combatants were killed as Jews. Around 3 million Poles, 2 million Russian civilians and 3 million Russian POWs, 1.5 million Yugoslavs, and the list goes on. There was much more killing than just the gassing or starvation deaths in concentration camps. Germany kept accurate records of the concentration camp deaths, but the field killings, retribution attacks and random massacres don’t have accurate records, so numbers could be much higher.

Claiming that other races, religions and groupings of people were killed does not diminish the horror committed against the Jews, it adds to the overall horrors of the Nazi regime.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:54 am 13 Feb 14

Masquara said :

IrishPete said :

Pork Hunt said :

Why. Is the the Hitler parody only anti Semitic?
Why isn’t anything to do with old Adolf also anti Polish, Danish, Dutch, French, Russian, Norwegian, Italy (post September 1943), Finland (post September 1944) and a shit load of other European and African countries I can’t be bothered listing.
The Jews weren’t the only people who suffered in WW 2.

and gay people, the mentally ill, the intellectually disabled, the list goes on.

Many countries and peoples didn’t get great treatment at the hands of the other colonial powers either, before during or after WW2. But winners write the history books.

IP

Nine out of ten victims of the Nazi Holocaust were Jews. Citing the other victims is often used as an avenue to minimise and even deny the Holocause. So I’d caution against that approach – stormfront.org use it .

You are so sick and twisted. Let me get this straight, are you saying only dead Jews matter in reference to the holocaust? Don’t mention the others or you are a nazi?

What about the 20 million dead Russians? Is ok to mention them? Or what about the sack of Berlin? Is ok to mention that?

IrishPete 5:46 am 13 Feb 14

Masquara said :

Nine out of ten victims of the Nazi Holocaust were Jews. Citing the other victims is often used as an avenue to minimise and even deny the Holocause. So I’d caution against that approach – stormfront.org use it .

By most definitions 10 out of 10 victims of the Holocaust were Jewish. Try the US Holocaust Museum’s website, or the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Victoria, which talk about people of Jewish religion or ancestry. (The latter perhaps understandably so, but try to find a Holocaust institution or event or website that includes non-Jewish victims.)

If we are talking about victims of Nazi genocide, or even set aside the word genocide and just say “killed by the Nazis outside combat operations”, then Wikipedia as a one-stop source reports that 2.5 million “gentile Poles” were killed, 2.8 million Soviet PoWs, 375,000 disabled people etc. Your “nine out of ten” claim is looking pretty off the mark. I have no reason to disbelieve those figures – Wikipedia has very strict rules around controversial issues, with some topics being locked or tightly managed.

Does this make the genocide of Jews look any better? No. Just because some neo-Nazi nutters think it does doesn’t mean it does, it just cements their status as nutters. I had never heard of Stormfront until some neo-Nazi nutter on RiotACT decided to start posting using that name. It’s unfortunate that the moderators didn’t reject that name, and that they don’t reject his or her comments.

Nor would highlighting the Soviet Union’s genocide, nor more recently and closer to home Indonesia’s very “effective” campaign in East Timor, detract from the evil of Hitler’s regime. But the Nazis didn’t invent genocide, and they didn’t invent concentration camps, though they certainly raised them to a whole new level of industrial efficiency (and they may have invented extermination camps).

Jewish victims have a voice, through the state of Israel, and globally through the Jewish diaspora, that many of these other groups do not have. I am sure that Jewish victims of the Holocaust would not want the experiences of other groups to be overshadowed by their own, any more than they would want their own experiences to be minimised.

Anybody accusing me of, or hinting at me, being a Nazi apologist would have to be living on the planet Nutter.

IP

Masquara 9:39 pm 12 Feb 14

IrishPete said :

Pork Hunt said :

Why. Is the the Hitler parody only anti Semitic?
Why isn’t anything to do with old Adolf also anti Polish, Danish, Dutch, French, Russian, Norwegian, Italy (post September 1943), Finland (post September 1944) and a shit load of other European and African countries I can’t be bothered listing.
The Jews weren’t the only people who suffered in WW 2.

and gay people, the mentally ill, the intellectually disabled, the list goes on.

Many countries and peoples didn’t get great treatment at the hands of the other colonial powers either, before during or after WW2. But winners write the history books.

IP

Nine out of ten victims of the Nazi Holocaust were Jews. Citing the other victims is often used as an avenue to minimise and even deny the Holocause. So I’d caution against that approach – stormfront.org use it .

IrishPete 9:29 pm 12 Feb 14

Pork Hunt said :

Why. Is the the Hitler parody only anti Semitic?
Why isn’t anything to do with old Adolf also anti Polish, Danish, Dutch, French, Russian, Norwegian, Italy (post September 1943), Finland (post September 1944) and a shit load of other European and African countries I can’t be bothered listing.
The Jews weren’t the only people who suffered in WW 2.

and gay people, the mentally ill, the intellectually disabled, the list goes on.

Many countries and peoples didn’t get great treatment at the hands of the other colonial powers either, before during or after WW2. But winners write the history books.

IP

Pork Hunt 7:00 pm 12 Feb 14

Why. Is the the Hitler parody only anti Semitic?
Why isn’t anything to do with old Adolf also anti Polish, Danish, Dutch, French, Russian, Norwegian, Italy (post September 1943), Finland (post September 1944) and a shit load of other European and African countries I can’t be bothered listing.
The Jews weren’t the only people who suffered in WW 2.

Roundhead89 5:31 pm 12 Feb 14

Deref said :

Masquara said :

Barcham dear, do read up on the Westminster system and the principle of ministerial responsibility before you attempt to take your journalist career any further. That is so vital that you should even prioritise it over your apostrophe lessons.

I remember reading about the principle of ministerial responsibility in a history book. It seemed like such a good idea. What a pity that it was abolished so long ago.

Reminds me of a Pryor cartoon in the Crimes back in the ’80s during a political scandal where the minister refused to resign. The first panel showed a desk with a weight labelled “buck” and a sheet of paper with “I Resign” on it. That panel is captioned Westminster System. The second panel is captioned Canberra System and the sheet of paper says “Would the person who put this thing on my desk please remove it and report to personnel”.

dungfungus 3:18 pm 12 Feb 14

Roundhead89 said :

chewy14 said :

Ben_Dover said :

chewy14 said :

Actually no, I don’t think they were trying to be edgy It was pretty much stock standard burlesque. It was about as inoffensive as you could get. If anything, I’m surprised the perpetually offended weren’t complaining more about the performer fake masturbating.

ROTFLMFFAO!!

You really dont see the contradiction in what you have written there do you?

Burlesque, as we all know is just…

No, there’s no contradiction. Burlesque may be middle class pole dancing, often with “ahem” shall we say larger performers.
But I don’t think the implication in your last comment that the performer dressed up as Hitler to be especially edgy or “arty” is correct.

And this comes from a person who is most certainly not a usual supporter of the arts community in Canberra. I just happened to be at the festival and happened across the show……

ok ok, I really just went to see the boobies.

I can remember Benny Hill portraying Hitler during the “German” section of his TV shows in the 1970s. In between “Der Bustenhalter” and “Der floppen titsen” he would put on the mo, give the salute and launch into a rant. I don’t recall anybody at the time calling it “anti-Semitic”. Then there was the famous episode of Fawlty Towers in 1975 The Germans where John Cleese goose-stepped around the set for much of the show.

We seem to be a lot more precious and politically correct nowadays.

I don’t recall John Howard being offended when the stripper wearing a John Howard face mask jumped out of the birthday cake at one of Bob Hawkes’s birthday parties a number of years ago.
The showy deed was in poor taste but totally congruent with the judgement of those who arranged it and those who thought it was funny.

NoImRight 11:54 am 12 Feb 14

Bugger. I hate it when I type inside the quote 🙁

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