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Beer skulling former Prime Minister

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posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 04:19 AM
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How many former world leaders would you see doing this.

This is former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke today at the SCG. He was handed a beer by someone in the crowd and proceeded to skull it in one go.

www.youtube.com...

for those who don't follow the game this is at "the ashes" cricket match between Australia and England.
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posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 04:32 AM
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Good on 'em! Man after me own heart



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 04:33 AM
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Even at 84 he can still down them like a poet on pay day, but then again he did hold the world record for the fastest beer ever drunk.

I bet that lazy bum won't be at work tomorrow.



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 04:35 AM
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Must be a Balmain supporter.




posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 04:39 AM
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Thecakeisalie
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Even at 84 he can still down them like a poet on pay day, but then again he did hold the world record for the fastest beer ever drunk.

I bet that lazy bum won't be at work tomorrow.






You win a gold star for you reply



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 04:39 AM
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posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 04:56 AM
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So a guy drank a beer... Why is this news?



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 05:04 AM
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Jog on.



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 05:12 AM
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trollz
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So a guy drank a beer... Why is this news?


It's former Aussie Prime Minister Bob Hawke is why. Sorry that it's not some sensationalist US news about Kim Kardashian or Lady Gaga, but to some people, particularly Aussies, it is of interest.



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 05:21 AM
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Kryties

trollz
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So a guy drank a beer... Why is this news?


It's former Aussie Prime Minister Bob Hawke is why. Sorry that it's not some sensationalist US news about Kim Kardashian or Lady Gaga, but to some people, particularly Aussies, it is of interest.


Ok, so what is so interesting about the fact that this guy drank a beer that it had to become a news item? People drink beer all the time, and drinking a beer at a sporting event is about as normal as normal can be.



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 05:23 AM
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again.....JOG ON.



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 05:27 AM
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bellagirl
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again.....JOG ON.


Am I missing something here? You're essentially telling me to **** off because I asked what the big deal was about a video of a guy who drank a beer... Did he do something wrong? Is alcohol illegal in Australia?



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 05:29 AM
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trollz

Ok, so what is so interesting about the fact that this guy drank a beer that it had to become a news item? People drink beer all the time, and drinking a beer at a sporting event is about as normal as normal can be.


Seriously? If you don't like the content of a thread how about don't read it instead of derailing it just to get a bit of attention. Poor form mate.


FYI: Bob Hawke is one of a very select few politicians who is a good guy and did his very best not to appear 'above' or 'better than' everyone else. He was (and still is remembered as) a favorite Prime Minister by most Aussies. He also held the World Record for the fastest sculler of a schooner of beer.

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posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 05:41 AM
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Kryties

trollz

Ok, so what is so interesting about the fact that this guy drank a beer that it had to become a news item? People drink beer all the time, and drinking a beer at a sporting event is about as normal as normal can be.


Seriously? If you don't like the content of a thread how about don't read it instead of derailing it just to get a bit of attention. Poor form mate.


FYI: Bob Hawke is one of a very select few politicians who is a good guy and did his very best not to appear 'above' or 'better than' everyone else. He was (and still is remembered as) a favorite Prime Minister by most Aussies. He also held the World Record for the fastest sculler of a schooner of beer.

Anyway, back to my original point. Bugger off if you don't like the content, go to a thread on Kim Kardashian or Lady friggin Gaga and go nuts.


Wtf are you talking about? I'm asking about the thread because I don't understand what's so significant about a guy who drank a beer... That's not an attempt at derailing anything, that's my right as a member. As you've just explained that this guy is well-liked and is a favorite leader, I still don't understand what that has to do with him drinking a beer or why that's a significant event. Drinking a beer doesn't make you a good or bad person, it doesn't make you an upstanding citizen or some low-class criminal... It just means you felt like drinking a beer. Do you even have a reason to disagree with me?
I could understand if people wanted to talk about someone being caught with drugs or being accused of a crime... But this entire thread is based on the fact that he drank a beer.
And by the way, I don't even know who Kim Kardashian is beyond her name.



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 05:45 AM
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We've tried explaining and clearly you're just not getting it.

Here's a novel thought.........wait for it........


........GOOGLE IT.

And while you're there you might want to Google "Australian culture" or something similar, that might clue you in.
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posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 05:49 AM
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Kryties
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We've tried explaining and clearly you're just not getting it.

Here's a novel thought.........wait for it........


........GOOGLE IT.

And while you're there you might want to Google "Australian culture" or something similar, that might clue you in.
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Hey, you know what, you're right. This guy had a hugely successful life and career and was well-loved by many people.
But then he drank a beer, and by darn, all that went down the drain in a storm of sin and degeneracy.



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 05:52 AM
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If you knew anything about Australia you would know why it is of interest to us Aussies and perhaps the Kiwis too. It was a light hearted thread that you have derailed because you couldn't be bothered doing some of your own research.



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 06:01 AM
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Kryties
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If you knew anything about Australia you would know why it is of interest to us Aussies and perhaps the Kiwis too. It was a light hearted thread that you have derailed because you couldn't be bothered doing some of your own research.


I've been asking someone to explain it this entire time but instead you're both being rude.
You realize most ATS members have never even been in Australia, let alone lived there, right?
So, since you have knowledge of Australian culture, please go ahead and share your knowledge.
But still, even in Australia, I'm willing to bet that an adult having a beer is pretty commonplace and not something you would consider morally wrong.



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 06:03 AM
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How many US, or UK for that matter, politicians would sit at a sporting event and down a beer in one go?

Bob Hawke was one of the few politicians, regardless of nationality, of conviction and genuinely is regarded as an 'ordinary guy' and is fondly regarded for just that.

He didn't view this as a photo opportunity or a PR exercise, he did it because he wanted to - nothing more, nothing less.

Some people will understand why Australians like this sort of thing, some people won't - guess it just depends on what sort of person you are.

Many a popular and 'successful' ATS thread has been started on far more trivial topics - if you don't have a particular opinion on it and simply aren't interested then why comment?



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 06:04 AM
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Ok, so what is so interesting about the fact that this guy drank a beer that it had to become a news item? People drink beer all the time, and drinking a beer at a sporting event is about as normal as normal can be.



Its probably only interesting to Aussies and maybe Kiwis,

He was a former head of state, much loved by the people and he holds the world record for skulling a yard glass of beer.
Its not a news story its a clip from youtube and its something that makes Aussies who remember him smile.
Thats the significance.

Now Jog on

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