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30th Jul '16 12:11:41 PM nombretomado
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** Special mention goes to dancer and ''DancingWithTheStars'' veteran Kym Johnson, who's begun to acquire a reputation of being damn near indestructible. In one season of the American version, she endured a pretty nasty knee injury and continued to dance with partner Jerry Springer. That, however, is nothing compared to the season with Hines Ward. She suffered a difficult-to-watch neck injury while rehearsing, where she was in an awkward position on the floor, and Hines (who's over twice her size,) ''fell on top of her.'' She went on, not only to dance later that week, but to win the whole damn thing. Said attempts have only seemed to anger her.

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** Special mention goes to dancer and ''DancingWithTheStars'' ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' veteran Kym Johnson, who's begun to acquire a reputation of being damn near indestructible. In one season of the American version, she endured a pretty nasty knee injury and continued to dance with partner Jerry Springer. That, however, is nothing compared to the season with Hines Ward. She suffered a difficult-to-watch neck injury while rehearsing, where she was in an awkward position on the floor, and Hines (who's over twice her size,) ''fell on top of her.'' She went on, not only to dance later that week, but to win the whole damn thing. Said attempts have only seemed to anger her.
26th Jun '16 10:24:05 AM Docduggery
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** Emus. Not only can they kick the crap out of you, but they are one of those species who does the same thing all those huge sauropods used to do - eat ''solid god-damned rocks'' to grind up their food.

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** Emus. Not only can they kick the crap out of you, but they are one of those species who does the same thing all those huge sauropods used to do - eat ''solid god-damned rocks'' to grind up their food. Also they [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War had a war]] with the above-mentioned badass Australian military and WON!
14th Jun '16 7:38:02 AM Dramatic
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Forza}} Forza Horizon 3]]'' takes place in and around Gold Coast, and features lesser seen settings such as rainforests alongside the typical Outback.
11th Jun '16 2:43:38 PM Cinereous
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* ''DeadIsland'' is actually based on Papua New Guinea but has a strong Australian population, Palanai more resembles a Australian resort and several of the playable characters are Australian.

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* ''DeadIsland'' ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'' is actually based on Papua New Guinea but has a strong Australian population, Palanai more resembles a Australian resort and several of the playable characters are Australian.Australian.
* The ContinuityReboot ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdgeCatalyst'' [[http://imgur.com/gallery/cPippIc/new takes place in southeastern Australia]] although there are no hints in the game proper about this: you'd have to actually examine the game's world map to realize this. The original ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge'' has absolutely no clues as to where in the world it occurs in.
2nd Jun '16 12:22:58 AM Doug86
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* Also TruthInTelevision is the stereotype of toughness at least in Australian military history. During the Weltkrieg, or WorldWarOne, the German Army hated and feared Australians because they were big, tough men who butchered everyone who tried to surrender to them or was too wounded to fight back - or so the rumours went. Hell, at the Battle of the Kokoda Trail in the Pacific theatre of WorldWarII two hundred Australian militia held an entire regiment of Japanese soldiers for a month. This was the start of a series of running battles where the outnumbered Australians slowed the Japanese force to a crawl, although the terrain was not suited for rapid movement - to say the least. A case in point was the first battle of Kokoda where the Japanese thought they had driven off a force of about 1200 ill-supplied infantry defending the Kokoda airstrip. In reality they had been up against 77 soldiers using the spare food, automatic weapons, and ammunition meant for a much larger group of soldiers. Scale that up a thousand times and you practically have something on the order of ''Changsha'' (I-IV) or ''Citadel/Kursk'' (to use examples from the same war).

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* Also TruthInTelevision is the stereotype of toughness at least in Australian military history. During the Weltkrieg, or WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, the German Army hated and feared Australians because they were big, tough men who butchered everyone who tried to surrender to them or was too wounded to fight back - or so the rumours went. Hell, at the Battle of the Kokoda Trail in the Pacific theatre of WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII two hundred Australian militia held an entire regiment of Japanese soldiers for a month. This was the start of a series of running battles where the outnumbered Australians slowed the Japanese force to a crawl, although the terrain was not suited for rapid movement - to say the least. A case in point was the first battle of Kokoda where the Japanese thought they had driven off a force of about 1200 ill-supplied infantry defending the Kokoda airstrip. In reality they had been up against 77 soldiers using the spare food, automatic weapons, and ammunition meant for a much larger group of soldiers. Scale that up a thousand times and you practically have something on the order of ''Changsha'' (I-IV) or ''Citadel/Kursk'' (to use examples from the same war).



** In WorldWarOne, a group of Australian soldiers were prepared to walk a fair more distance to quench their thirst rather than salute a passing British General, merely because they did not believe this general had gained their respect to be saluted at. This idea of respecting those who deserve said respect has been ingrained into nearly all Australians, whether native or not.

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** In WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, a group of Australian soldiers were prepared to walk a fair more distance to quench their thirst rather than salute a passing British General, merely because they did not believe this general had gained their respect to be saluted at. This idea of respecting those who deserve said respect has been ingrained into nearly all Australians, whether native or not.
9th Apr '16 7:42:15 AM PresidentStalkeyes
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** Also Craig Marduk of ''{{VideoGame/Tekken}}''. Although his accent is about as Australian as Abraham Lincoln. It is suggested that Jun had placed Alex and Roger in Australia, which would be either a blessing [[DeatrhWorld or a curse.]]

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** Also Craig Marduk of ''{{VideoGame/Tekken}}''. Although his accent is about as Australian as Abraham Lincoln. It is suggested that Jun had placed Alex and Roger in Australia, which would be either a blessing [[DeatrhWorld [[DeathWorld or a curse.]]
24th Mar '16 5:06:06 PM benda
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** And, of course, Erwin Rommel's famous quote (which unfortunately demonstrates the deep racialist contempt he and his comrades held for the Slavic Soviets):

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** And, of course, Erwin Rommel's famous quote (which unfortunately demonstrates the deep racialist racial contempt he and his comrades held for the Slavic Soviets):


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*** One has to point out that Rommel himself never actually fought against Soviets, so he may have been justified to speak only of what he really knew first-hand; besides he was less affected by Nazi propaganda than many of the other German generals of the time, and his own account regarding racism is unclear.
29th Feb '16 7:06:31 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** According to the same comic, all Australians (including women) are relatively dumb, muscular, constantly fighting, and always wear mustaches. The Sniper, on the other hand, is not. Nor are his parents, judging from one photo.
*** All of the above is explained away by the fact that designer-in-chief Robin Walker is Australian, and given the Aussie's love of stereotype based wind-ups, Walker has pulled a fast one on millions of gamers for at least 3 years now.

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** According to the same comic, comics, all Australians (including women) are relatively dumb, muscular, constantly fighting, and always wear mustaches. The Sniper, on the other hand, is not. Nor are his parents, judging from one photo.
*** All of the above is explained away by the fact that designer-in-chief Robin Walker is Australian, and given the Aussie's Aussies' love of stereotype based wind-ups, Walker has pulled a fast one on millions of gamers for at least 3 years now.now.
*** As it turns out, [[spoiler:the Sniper was actually born in ''New Zealand''; only his adoptive parents are Australian]].
27th Feb '16 4:29:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* The franchise ''Film/TheHowling'' changes location to Australia in the third movie, focusing on marsupial werewolves (and it's as silly as it sounds).

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* The ''Howling'' franchise ''Film/TheHowling'' changes location to Australia in the third movie, ''Film/HowlingIIITheMarsupials'', focusing on marsupial werewolves (and it's as silly as it sounds).
24th Feb '16 10:01:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''AmericaTheBook'' describes all Australian culture as "a by-product of their perpetual drunkenness". As in, after a few tinnies you can begin to make sense of Geoffrey Rush, and Vegemite becomes edible about the time you're dying of alcohol poisoning. Not that any self-respectin' Aussie is going to succumb to piss poisonin'.

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* ''AmericaTheBook'' ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'' describes all Australian culture as "a by-product of their perpetual drunkenness". As in, after a few tinnies you can begin to make sense of Geoffrey Rush, and Vegemite becomes edible about the time you're dying of alcohol poisoning. Not that any self-respectin' Aussie is going to succumb to piss poisonin'.



* In an episode of ''{{Minder}}'', Arthur Daley somehow manages to find himself in the middle of inhospitable outback and in real danger of dying of thirst a few hours drive outside of Sydney. Never mind that anywhere he could have driven to in that time would be urban sprawl, rolling farmland or on the coast.

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* In an episode of ''{{Minder}}'', ''Series/{{Minder}}'', Arthur Daley somehow manages to find himself in the middle of inhospitable outback and in real danger of dying of thirst a few hours drive outside of Sydney. Never mind that anywhere he could have driven to in that time would be urban sprawl, rolling farmland or on the coast.



* ''TerraNova'' was filmed in Queensland. Arguably the most colorful character was Boylan, the Aussie bartender and ex soldier. Given how poorly Australians are often portrayed in US shows and the mistakes the show arguably made along the road to cancellation, it was an interesting thing to get right.

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* ''TerraNova'' ''Series/TerraNova'' was filmed in Queensland. Arguably the most colorful character was Boylan, the Aussie bartender and ex soldier. Given how poorly Australians are often portrayed in US shows and the mistakes the show arguably made along the road to cancellation, it was an interesting thing to get right.
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