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Thu, Dec. 17th, 2009, 09:16 am
On a lighter political note

Kudos to both Barnaby Joyce and Peter Garrett for making me laugh: Barnaby Joyce blasts Parliament art.

Wed, Dec. 16th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
harvardheinous

Is a "durrie muncher" anything like a "nerf herder"??

Wed, Dec. 16th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

I don't know what either of those things mean!

Wed, Dec. 16th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
guma_kawauso

According to the Urban Dictionary:

durrie muncher -n. Someone who smokes cigarettes (durries).

durrie -n. Generic term for a cigarette in the Antipodeas, esp. Australia. Short for 'Bull Durham' - an old brand of rolling tobacco.

Wed, Dec. 16th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
harvardheinous

And the Bull Durham brand comes from Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A., woohoo!

"Nerf herder" is a Star Wars reference... how does someone not get a Star Wars reference?!?!

Thu, Dec. 17th, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
guma_kawauso

Princess Lea called Han Solo it in the Millennium Falcon from one of the Star Wars movies. I know the reference. As does a musical band called Nerf Herder.

Thu, Dec. 17th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
harvardheinous

Who strangely enough seem to be Trekkies (shouldn't they be STAR WARRIORS?? I think they're at the wrong con)

Thu, Dec. 17th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
guma_kawauso

Like a Strom Trooper and an anime con, wrong? X3

Thu, Dec. 17th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

It's always the silly posts where I have to step in and mediate. I think the nerf herder jibe was directed at me. And I still don't get it! What does it mean?

Thu, Dec. 17th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

All I know is what Guma told me. I've lived in a different country to you. I can't be expected to get all the same cultural references as you guys!

Thu, Dec. 17th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
harvardheinous

but it's Star Wars!!!... the very best thing you can do right now is go watch The Empire Strikes Back!

and then you'll understand this, too
http://ellice.tumblr.com/post/150371631/i-need-a-ton-ton-sleeping-bag-asap

Thu, Dec. 17th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Oh, I make it a point never to watch sequels. They're never as good as the first movies. :P Yes, of course I've seen Empire and I get the ton ton reference, but why should I remember Lea calling Solo a nerf herder? Just tell me what it means! The only nerf I know of is the soft projectile.

Thu, Dec. 17th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
guma_kawauso

It pretty much means someone who's a hick, redneck, bogan, or uncultured individual. Like a swineherd.

Thu, Dec. 17th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
guma_kawauso

As for the meaning of a Nerf, with illustrations and even the aforementioned reference here you go.

Thu, Dec. 17th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Thank you! So refreshing to get a straight answer around here for a change. (Yes, I'm looking at you, Harvard!)

Thu, Dec. 17th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
harvardheinous

Oh but it's so much more fun to tease you!!

Thu, Dec. 17th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

I'm getting progressively angrier with my icons. Don't make me pull out my "enraged" icon!