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Subject: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Bugsy
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 01:18 AM

Wow! This is the first thread I've ever started that needed a Part II.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 01:53 AM

No it isn't, Bugsy. I started the thread.

--seed


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Bugsy
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 01:55 AM

I just realised that. If only you knew how embarrased I feel about that. LOL

I think I'll just sit quietly in the corner with a blanket over my head!

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Crazy Eddie
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 03:00 AM

Aaaah, but which of you is spellining vegimite correctly? I'm pretty sure it's not ME!

Crazy Eddie Chairman (and sole member) of the "Bring Back GYE" association. (GYE, no longer with us, was Guinness Yeast Extract, closer to Marmite than to Veg*mite, as I recall)


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 05:19 AM

I think that when a new section of a thread is started it's a good idea to put in a link to the previous section. So here is such a link.

GYE sounds like a good idea. Very seasonal this time of the year - "Penny for the GYE".


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: JennieG
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 06:45 AM

And of course those of us who grew up in Oz can all sing the Vegemite song can't we!!
All together now:
We're happy little Vegemites as bright as bright can be
We all enjoy our Vegemite for breakfast, lunch and tea,
Our mummies say we're growing stonger every single week
Because we love our Vegemite
We all enjoy our Vegemite
It puts a rose in every cheek!

Cheers

JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 10:34 AM

And I sang along without reading the words on screen !

Good grief ! What an effective jingle that was !!

Thanks for the lyrics, JennieG

Tony in Darwin


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Penny S.
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 01:41 PM

Who are you giving to the GYE?

Penny


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 10:50 PM

G'day all,

JennieG: I hope your voice is in fine fettle, relaxed by avoiding the Olympics with your New Zealand trip. Victoria, South Australia and (no longer so)-Big Willandra (back into NSW) were also pleasntly free of Olympics. See you next Monday Workshop?

Tony: I guess that, in Darwin, you just had all those tourists fly straight over? (For a change).

BTW: I seem to remember being told that the original compounders (perpetrators?) of Vegemite wanted a name that emphasised that their product was better than Marmite ... and nearly called it Parwill.

Regard(les)s,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 11:43 PM

I'm anxiously awaiting a "fix" from my dealer.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: JennieG
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 02:04 AM

And of course our school bags always smelt of vegemite sandwiches (usually with Kraft cheddar cheese and lettuce added) and bananas - didn't they?
See you on Monday night Bob! The earth tremor, falling mountain and snowstorm didn't spoil our NZ holiday at all!

Cheers

JennieG who is getting all soggy with Vegemite nostalgia..........


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Garry Gillard
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 06:49 AM

I bought a new jar TODAY thank the goddess! I dropped and broke the last one halfway through the last thread, and it was very painful reading without my morning fix.

whew, Garry


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 08:05 PM

I nearly bougt som Vegemite in Tesco's the other day - but the jars just don't have the jolly round shape of the Marmite and its supermarket-own-brand clones. So I bought some golden syrup instead.


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Bert
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 09:16 PM

That was some jingle! wehad a cocoa-type product called "Bosco" with a catchy jingle. I can't remember how the original went, but there was a well known parody of it:

I hate Bosco! Bosco ain't for me!
Mommy puts it in my milk to try and poison me!
But I fooled Mommy-I put it in her tea!
And that's the end of mommy! Bosco is for me!

Marymac on bert's computer


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Helen
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 09:32 PM

'Spaw,

I have bought the supply and will psot it to you tomorrow. Don't panic - especially because you haven't tried it yet so you're not addicted yet. When you get addicted then feel free to panic.

I assume that if you watched the Olympic Closing Ceremony that you realise that Vegemite got a mention. Now that is true recognition of an Ozzie icon. The band Men at Work sang the Land Down Under song.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 09:47 PM

Yep, I did see it Helen.......and I had forgotten that line until then, although Karen remembered it right away. That's about as associated with Oz as Matilda anymore isn't it? Back in '83, Australia II left the dock each morning of the the Cup trials and finals with that song blaring from monstrous speakers on the towboat. And of course, they came in each afternoon to huge crowds of fans singing "Waltzing Matilda."

I don't know how you all remember Aussie II. For me, even though we lost the Cup, John Bertrand and her crew represent probably the greatest moment in Cup history. Were I Australian, I'd find it a high point as well. They represented the best the sport has to offer.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 11 Dec 00 - 07:56 PM

VEGEMITE A KEY TO NEW DRUG
Herald Sun, Tuesday, December 5 2000

A VITAMIN found in Vegemite is helping in the search for new drugs to fight hepatitis C.

Researchers have discovered vitamin B12, found in large concentrations in the human liver, may have a role in the regulation of hepatitis C.

A team from Brisbane's Royal Children's Hospital found that higher levels of B12 in the liver meant higher levels of viral load.

Researcher Dr William Lott said hepatitis C often remained dormant because the virus survived at levels too low for the immune system to detect.

"If you could artificially raise the load to a threshold where the body recognised it, then you could perhaps mount an immune response," Dr Lott said. But he advised people against gorging themselves on the spread, saying there was no evidence B12 had a protective effect against the disease.

He said once the mechanism was better understood, the research could be used to design a drug that may inhibit the disease's replication.

Regards, John

For decades Australians have been reminded that Vegemite is rich in Vitamin B12, Niacin and Iron.


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 12 Dec 00 - 03:45 PM

Vegemite or hepatitis C... What a choice. Can I have some more time to decide?

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Whitcher
Date: 12 Dec 00 - 05:12 PM

Sorry folks, I am a Marmite (UK Brand) and Promite (OZ) fan, Vegemite will do if no other is available.BG I must admit to searching for but missing Bush Biscuits from South Australia. Where oh Where can I get them, online or UK preferably. Cheers Harry


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Troll
Date: 12 Dec 00 - 07:42 PM

Vegemite. Marmite.
There surely must be SOME use for these...compounds. This claim that you actually EAT them is a joke you play on the unwary.
Right?
I mean the SMELL of the stuff would gag a maggot. No member of the class Homo Sapiens Sapiens could possibly eat that and not instantly throw themselves off a cliff in a effort to get away from the taste.
So come on guys. What's it REALLY for?

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: GUEST,John Gray / Australia
Date: 12 Dec 00 - 09:39 PM

Aaahhh Troll, It appears the scheme is working. As I alluded to previously - it's part of our defence system, we can't afford missiles. We have to deter immigrants / tourists / foreigners from coming to this beautiful island and crowding us out. Having an international reputation for dodgy tucker is just the start. Wait 'til they find out that we put fried eggs in our hamburgers - and with beetroot to boot ! Hell, who needs Apache helicopters.

FME / JG


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Troll
Date: 12 Dec 00 - 09:57 PM

EGAD! What a dastardly plot. What a fiendish scheme. What a sinister scenario. What a malefic melange. (steady old boy) What a frightful farago? What an evil evolution. What a load of codswallop.

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Dec 00 - 10:38 PM

After making huge fun of the stuff, the jar that Helen sent me went quickly......Sorry gang, I LIKE Vegemite. I just ordered a big jar over the net. Sorry John....The scheme isn't totally working out!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: sophocleese
Date: 12 Dec 00 - 10:44 PM

I still have not unearthed a supply here in Orillia. I'm heading south for Toronto tomorrow and hope to stumble on a jar of it there. Then I can finally determine if its better or worse than Marmite, which is ambrosial, all right a strange batch of ambrosia that was dropped in a salt cellar, but food of the gods all right (hmmmm, she ponders, maybe this is why troll doesn't like it?)(grin).


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Troll
Date: 12 Dec 00 - 11:00 PM

If the Gods eat that stuff, i'll just stay here in my cave thank you so much!

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 13 Dec 00 - 04:40 AM

Veggimite and Marmite are the devils earwax, and I wouldn't go near either of them with a 1000ft barge pole.

heck heck

(also, Pretzels, twiglets and olives, are the devils dandruff)

yeuch

E


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Penny S.
Date: 13 Dec 00 - 05:04 PM

Whitcher, I don't know precisely, but the Australian Shop in Covent Garden has a variety (OK several varieties) of biscuits, and my Aussie colleage tells me they have a website.

Penny


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Helen
Date: 13 Dec 00 - 08:50 PM

'Spaw,

It doesn't count if the plot works with you - you are already an honorary Australian. You fart, tell fart jokes, find it difficult not to see humour in everything, eat prawns (shrimp) cooked in beer. What more can I say. There must be Oz-genes in you somewhere - better check your family tree.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: GUEST,John Gray / Australia
Date: 13 Dec 00 - 09:09 PM

Spaw - when you get your large jar of vegemite disolve one and a half teaspoons in a mug of boiling water and you have a delightful drink.

FME / JG


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Troll
Date: 13 Dec 00 - 09:15 PM

Won't the EPA have something to say about that? If that steam escapes...!!

troll *G*


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Helen
Date: 14 Dec 00 - 05:28 PM

troll, it's not the steam you have to worry about. It's when it gets recycled as gas that the pollution starts.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Whitcher
Date: 15 Dec 00 - 08:05 PM

Thanks Penny S, I've been out for a few days and just come back to your message. Harry


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Helen
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 04:47 AM

I've found a good substitute for copha if any of you Oz-food-ophiles want to have a bash at making coconut ice or chocolate crackles.

In my local health food store they sell jars of coconut oil. It was in a liquid form when I bought it but after I put it in the refrigerator it turned into copha, or the nearest thing to it. It has that lovely delicate coconut taste. Yum!

I assume that this would be available in other countries apart from Oz.

Also a month or so ago I read in the news (amazing what makes the news these days!) that Tim-Tams were going to be available at a shop in London. Is it called Tesco's or something like that?

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Amergin
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 04:33 PM

I like making little milkshakes with Milo....sometimes put in malteses....maybe a tim tam or two....very good stuff....

as for vegemite...I cannot stand that stuff...I tasted a nibble of it a few months ago...and just about gagged...then I dared anyone else to try it...they didnt...so i tossed the crap out in the rubbish...


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 04:43 PM

Ah 'Gin Boy, you have to own a refined palate to enjoy the sheer pleasant subtlety of flavor in Vegemite. Obviously it was discovered as a taste-treat for the gods!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 06:03 PM

Talking about "other Aussie dangers", cast your eyes over this - Barbecue cancer warning

"Barbecues poison the air with toxins and could cause cancer, research suggests.

A study by the French environmental campaigning group Robin des Bois found that a typical two-hour barbecue can release the same level of dioxins as up to 220,000 cigarettes."


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 06:33 PM

Mac, I think the only thing that will assure you never get cancer is not being born........These silly ass studies really get me. Gawd forbid you should sing around the campfire....

FOLK MUSIC CAUSES CANCER

"A significant new study released today shows that the incidence of cancer in people who sing folk music while camping is much higher than for those who are bored silly by opera."

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Helen
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 06:37 PM

Oh hell, what have I started now??

Cancer wars?

My smoking-induced cancer beats your barbecue-induced cancer because I smoked every day but you only barbecued every weekend in summer for 2 hours?

Hey how about barbecued vegemite sandwiches? Or Tim-Tams - a new taste sensation.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 07:01 PM

G'day Helen,

... And you are promoting confections of distilled cholesterol (aka: Copha® ... a proprietory brand of purified coconut oil) ...?

OK - Don't worry about me - since my doctor pointed out, some 2½ years back, that I was showing signs of type 2 diabetes, I have cracked down on the diet and exercise regimes. (I weigh about 10 kg less than when you met me at St Albans!)

Anyway, whenever I mention Copha - say, in the context of making "traditional" local sweets/snack foods like "Chocolate Crackles" for BMC functions ... all the medical and nursing types react as if I had just tried to put "The Evil Eye" on them! Apparently it no longer enjoys the favour and enthusiasm I remember from the days of my youth.

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: GUEST,slick Willie
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 08:05 PM

'pure' coconut oil,as Bob suggests, is not very healthy taken INTERNALLY, but it is wonderful used externally as a lubricant. Use your imagination.


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 08:25 PM

Any time I'm at a barbecue I tend to stay well aways from the stench and smoke - and if possible I sneak into the kitchen to grab something edible. That's normally where the booze is anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Li'l Aussie Bleeder
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 09:26 PM

Now, Bugsy are you sure VEGEMITE is on your current diet.


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Helen
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 12:39 AM

Bob,

Have a look at some of the sites on the 'Net extolling the virtues of coconut oil for speeding up your metabolism and helping weight loss. According to these gurus it does wonders (I tend to take these claims very critically and skeptically unless solid - pun intended - evidence is provided).

Example of one coconut oil site

Armed with this sort of informational weaponry you may be able to blind the CCD's (chocolate crackle detractors) with science (or is it pseudo-science?) long enough to get through the door with the goods.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: LadyJean
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 01:34 AM

When I was a girl, you could tour the H.J. Heinz plant, and watch them make a few of their famous 57 varieties. At the end of the tour, they gave you a lunch, all Heinz products, of course, a plastic pickle pin, and showed a film of people eating Heinz products all over the world.
Australian adults were shown barbecuing with Heinz Barbecue Sauce. We were also told that Australian babies were fed Heinz strained lamb brains. I felt very sorry for Australian babies.


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Helen
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 05:29 AM

LadyJean,

Before the arrival of Heinz prepared baby food my Mum was told by the doctor that I had to be fed brains. Mum reckons - although she always said it with a mischievous gleam in her eyes - that it didn't matter if I died because if it meant she had to cook brains, forget it!

Helen
(I'm still here)


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 08:37 AM

I was certain I'd heard of Vegemite somewhere in some context. We used to use it for demolition work when I was in the Army. You'd scoop out a bunch of it, mold it to whatever you were going to blow up, stick in a detonating cap and fuse, move back a good ways, push the ol' detonator or light the fuse, and BLOOOIEE! Related to C-4 plastic explosive, I think, but more powerful.

You could also eat it, but nobody I knew ever wanted to eat something that was that explosive. Unless...Spaw, were you in the Army? And studied demolitions?

At least, I think that's what it was and what happened. It was back in the sixties, and everything is so fuzzy now....


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Subject: RE: BS: VEGEMITE & Other Aussie Dangers II.
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 09:20 AM

We used to use it for demolition.. Strewth!

"The Bovril's with the gravy, but the Marmite's with the bombs..."

Watch yourself taking it through customs.


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