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    So I woke up in the middle of this "storm". I started freaking out a bit.



    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8270104.stm

    A huge cloud of red dust driven by gale force winds has been choking Australia's biggest city, Sydney.

    Residents have described scenes from a Hollywood disaster movie after waking to an eerie dawn.

    Flights have been diverted and ferries cancelled, while road traffic has been at a crawl.

    It has been a difficult 24 hours for other parts of the Australian continent, which have been hit by earthquakes, hail storms and bushfires.

    The wild conditions have been caused by thunderstorms that have scattered dust from drought-stricken inland regions.

    The suffocating haze has forced many of Sydney's residents to seek refuge indoors, while those that have battled the elements have been stung by tiny particles of dust propelled by gale force winds.

    Some of the city's most famous landmarks, including the Opera House, have been obscured.

    Doctors have warned people with asthma as well as heart and lung disease to stay at home.

    Sydney's fiery dawn was caused by the sun hitting a blanket of dust that was whipped up by wild weather in parched areas of the New South Wales outback.
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    Nobody was ever meant to live in Australia.

    Since we didn't get the message when Nature bundled together all the firebreathing fish, mutant supermammals, killer trees and flying nightmare spiders together on the furthest fucking point on Earth, she's gone one step forward and sent it to the surface of Mars.

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    It's the apocalypse.
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    Earthquakes are not caused by thunderstorms
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    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    Should be.
    (not in response to tom)

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    Isn't this just what the Aussies call autumn weather?


    This could culminate in a new Foster's commercial...epic.

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    This thread is useless without pictures.
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    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
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    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    That's awesome.

    Found a video.... There are a bunch:


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    WOH! That is fucking cool! I could only image how surreal that must have been waking up to that...
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    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
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    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    Perfect occasion to take psychedelics.

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    Damnit Cohagen,give the people the air!!!


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    The zombies are coming.
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    Best band name ever...or a song...or album or something.

    I need to message my friends that are in Australia now!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrlD22HwPvI

    This footage is insane. It was captured in Broken Hill (west of sydney).

    Epic lols at the end
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    Default Re: Australian Red Dust Storm (not a band)

    anyone who grew up in a part of az that isnt in the middle of the city can remember the crazy dust storms where you cant see a damned thing. when i was a kid we lived in Chandler- back when our neighborhood was the EDGE of civilization lol (its much more expanded now) and our dust storms werent quite red but i think they were a lot more violent than those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by obzen View Post
    Damnit Cohagen,give the people the air!!!

    WHARBBLGRARRBLLLGRABAGGRARBLLLLL

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    cool pics

    i would visit Sydney just to see that
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubrocker View Post
    anyone who grew up in a part of az that isnt in the middle of the city can remember the crazy dust storms where you cant see a damned thing. when i was a kid we lived in Chandler- back when our neighborhood was the EDGE of civilization lol (its much more expanded now) and our dust storms werent quite red but i think they were a lot more violent than those.
    Yeah, I look at that stuff and wonder 'why is that news?'
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    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    That "red planet" look reminds me to some extent of how North San Diego County looked during the Cedar Fire of 2003. The fire came within 500 feet of my family's home, the sky was this eerie red (more glowing, naturally.)


    And Tom and Cubby:
    It's news because, you know, this is happening in Sydney, one of the major cities in the world. Not, you know, a state that's best known for being the home of Barabra Eden.
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    jewface is definitely the gayest one here, right?

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    Damn I wish I owned a car wash company in Sydney right now
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    Your lady's also in for drugs, right? Corinna's guy is in for murder and mine's in for a spree of home invasions. I think you're probably good.


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    I'm pretty sure Ronnie painted that on her, with his dick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caco0283 View Post
    Damn I wish I owned a car wash company in Sydney right now
    get some cute Australian girls to wash the cars too & you're onto something...

    or kangaroos... i'd pay to have a troop of kangaroos wash my car too
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    Say goodbye to that acid, Greg.

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    Back to sun shine on the Gold Coast.

    Time to hang out at the pool
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