Police Down Under are less than impressed with a couple of jokers who decided it would be a wizard wheeze to ride inflatable sex dolls down a swollen Yarra River, prompting emergency service intervention to haul them from the torrent. The male and female joyriders, both 19, mounted their blow-up transportation in the Melbourne …
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An impromptu repeat of an annual Russian event?
has Melbourne been in Queensland?
Melbourne isn't in Queensland...
...Melbourne is in Victoria, as is much of Queensland's water.
Victoria, big chunks of NSW and bits of SA are being flooded too.
But we still got a bit of drought happening over in Western Australia.
And also ...
... parts of NSFW?
Also a few parts of Tasmania
but at 0.3% of Australias population, we are always forgotten. Thankfully not to many people's houses were flooded and no one died. but still a few days of 350+ mm of rain causes issues...
I've heard of that
isn't that near Hawaii? ;-)
The Police later laid charges...
....the pair were said to be deflated by the ordeal.
It's good to see...
Good to see Monica and Lesbo Ferdinand back in action!
You get a thumbs up
For the obscure Bottom reference.
Have you seen the superglue?
I left it here in the hand cream jar.... ;-)
(I've had a few ladies both bristly and welcoming)
It's not obscure it's a classic!
...seems to have been blown up out of all proportion.
That was dreadful, sir. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Whatever floats your boat.
This is why I love Oz. You legends.
The land of why not? Do they have the same legions of 'elf n saftey' commisars that we do?
'elf n saftey'
Please don't try and turn El Reg comments into the Daily Mail droolers rant.
re: Do they have the same legions of 'elf n saftey' commisars that we do?
Yes we do... and then some. Oz has bureaucracy that Blighty's paper-shufflers can only dream of.
A UK marriage license isn't enough to get your name changed - my wife had to do the deed-poll thing before she could bring her Oz passport into line. And we're talking being married for over 10 years, not some spur-of-the-moment Vegas trip.
You want by-the-book? Try speeding fines on the motorway which kick in a 2mph over the limit. Through the city, speed limits constantly change by 3-6mph. Six lane roads drop to 25mph near schools, despite there being railings around the pavement, traffic lights on the zebra crossing and a lollipop lady on patrol on the zebra crossing with the traffic lights. It's my daughter's school, but I think at some point you have to let natural selection take it's course!
You want bizarre? Set out from Melbourne down the nice wide smooth M1 (speed limit 62mph). When you get to the end of the motorway, the speed limit *rises* to 68mph. I'm grateful for the few extra mph, but I just don't understand!
Re: re: Do they have the same legions of 'elf n saftey' commisars that we do?
Yes, regrettably it's true:
I read the title as O2...
Interesting promo for them I thought...
Would that be the IT angle?
...Artificial Rhonda never had these problems!
Somebody obviously misunderstood 'watersports'...
"Somebody obviously misunderstood 'watersports'..."
I don't know about giving, but they certainly appear to have been taking the piss.
The joyriders were male and female
but what about the joyridees? Enquiring minds, and all that...
Not a flotation device?
I say, whatever floats your boat.
Deliberate use of words ?
>> The male and female joyriders, both 19, mounted their blow-up transportation
The mind boggles !
This has ruined my day
Now when I google "sex toy" and "torrent" all I get are news articles.
Looking at the girl in question, and the guy needs a blow up doll in the first place...? wtf?
A simple mistake
This is obviously a simple case of confusion between "pontoon" and "poontang".
The rubber Mack, please.
Right at the pound bend tunnel
The yarra is pretty sedate down that stretch until it suddenly goes underground at the Pound Bend Tunnel.
You can try the tunnel on a kayak when the river is low but its pretty dangerous. Flooding would have pushed the river level right up to the roof of the tunnel, leaving little room for dolls and passengers.
There's a fair few uses...
"the powers that be warned latex ladies are not recognised flotation devices"
Still useful for getting in the carpool lane tho
Don't Australians know what a blow-up woman is for?
Education standards are slipping, everywhere
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