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#1 *LiMa*

Posted 03 November 2011 - 04:22 PM

Around half an hour ago, DH, DD and I were in the car, taking DD to dancing.  As we were about to pull out of the carpark a guy on his bike came past, followed by 2 of his mates - which is perfectly normal right?

Except for the fact that they were these guys, who it turns out are riding from Adelaide to Melbourne dressed as the Tortoise and the Hare (the 3rd guy was dressed as a referee)

Obviously they are doing it for a good cause, and we have since donated on their website, but we couldn't stop laughing.  Definitely not something you see everyday!




#2 LambChop

Posted 03 November 2011 - 04:29 PM

Brilliant original.gif  One of those cool life moments original.gif

#3 Lisy-lis

Posted 03 November 2011 - 04:34 PM

I saw about thirty rollerblading Elvis men once in Melbourne ....  and a toy rabbit tied to a cross with tinsel in a Japanese department store at Easter.


ETA  -  I had to use Elvis men because I can't pluralise Elvis today -  Some people get the flu, I have the dumb.

Edited by Lisy-lis, 03 November 2011 - 04:35 PM.


#4 ChickenNuggets

Posted 03 November 2011 - 04:36 PM

This one just from today - a FB friend came home to this:



#5 Romeo Void

Posted 03 November 2011 - 04:41 PM

We caught a train a few months ago and our carriage was filled with about 50 grey haired older ladies, all wearing badges that said 'Shirely'.  They seemed to be having a hoot, laughing. talking loudly and generally having a ball so I asked on of them what the badge meant. They were ALL called Shirley LOL.  Once a month the Shirley club heads out for a boozy lunch.  They looked like they were having so much fun it made me want to be a Shirley LOL.

#6 JustBeige

Posted 03 November 2011 - 04:44 PM

LOL at the Tortoise and The Hare.  Those ears would cause serious wind drag.

OMG at the trampoline on the house. huh.gif

#7 Pretz

Posted 03 November 2011 - 04:49 PM

Early in the afternoon my husband and I were sighteeing. On the side of the street was  a parked Taxi.
The driver got out, lifted a heavily drunk woman (we assumed that she was drunk) out of the back of the cab and carried her over his shoulder like a sack of flour. Her dress lifted up in a very unfortunate manner... and he carried her to an apartment building.  Very weird.

I used to be an ESL teacher in Japan. I was teaching on the 5th floor when my student started acting strangely. He stood up and tried to open the window to get out. He wouldn't respond when I asked him if he was ok. He then started to ramble, left the room and stumbled past the other class rooms. I tried to get him back to no avail. My boss made no effort to help: he was a real tool.  
The student managed to get into the elevator with me close behind, and when we got the ground floor he exited the building. This may not sound so bad, but our school was on the main intersection in Shinjuku and Kousho kaido is extremely busy.  The pedestrian light was against him, but he was so agitated and incoherant that he tried to step out in front of the oncoming traffic. Luckily I managed to pull him back, but it was a bit frightening.  
I managed to get him back into the office and asked the Japanese staff to call an ambulance or a  DR. They were so useless. They didn't try and help when we passed them earlier, and all they did was shove him in a taxi with his home address. The next time I had to teach him, it was as if nothing had happpened.

At another school I helped at, one of the students who was a man in his 50's or 60's would wear all pink. Toda had a fondness for pink Lycra shorts. He even wore pink clips in his hair.  The most unusual rthing he did was remove his shoes in class, and place them under the teacher's chair.

A man with 2 meer cats on leads. very bizarre, but he seemed to love the attention.

A lady was walking her pet ferret on a lead, and it must've gotten a fright so it ran up her skirt. Oh so funny.

By the way, these all happened in Japan....

#8 HRH Countrymel

Posted 03 November 2011 - 04:50 PM

On grand final day 1993 (yes I remember the day!) my sister, BIL and I were out driving in the countryside, miles from anywhere, miles from human habitation, hadn't seen another car for hours, surrounded by paddocks, wildflowers, gentle sunshine.....

when we were passed by a teenage boy, shoeless, with an intense look in his eye riding bareback absolutely flat out - FLAT OUT - like the hounds of hell were after him - on a old grey donkey.




#9 Abbygirl

Posted 03 November 2011 - 04:53 PM

Oh I love the Shirley club!!!


#10 Jupiter123

Posted 03 November 2011 - 04:56 PM

I saw a clown (in full clown get up, makeup big shoes the works) hop off a ride on lawn mower and start picking up rubbish that was on the medium strip of a busy road.

#11 **Xena**

Posted 03 November 2011 - 04:59 PM

These are 2 from a friend who works at McDonalds.

One- a car load of guys pulls up. They are on a bucks night and they are all completely naked. They order an apple pie each laughing2.gif

Two- 2 old ladies come in, in full formal wear ie ball dresses, gloves the wrks. They order Big Mac meals each and then make up their table with a linen table cloth, crockery and silverware and proceed to sit down together and eat like they are high dining.

#12 knittingkitten

Posted 03 November 2011 - 05:01 PM

Martin Place, sydney- suits on their way to work.

And a blow up, walk through colon.

And you can hire it- 50th perhaps?!?!?!

#13 Brownbear

Posted 03 November 2011 - 05:04 PM

A friend was driving along a country road at night when he suddenly had to swerve to avoid a naked man doing the deed (from behind) with someone in a panda suit.

#14 Pretz

Posted 03 November 2011 - 05:13 PM

If you're in Tokyo and want to freak out your kids try the Parasite museum;
[url="http://kiseichu.org/....aspx"]Parasite museum.[/url

My husband and I went there and it really makes your skin crawl. It's free too!



#15 GenWhy

Posted 03 November 2011 - 06:59 PM

Have done many roatrips from Perth to Broome, Kununurra and even the Gold Coast. On every trip I see someone looking like skin and bones riding a bicycle. On the way back to Perth going across the nullarbor I saw a guy in thongs pushing a wheelbarrow.

#16 Mamacass2

Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:09 PM

That is so cool OP.

Last week I was driving home from picking DS up from kinder, I saw a young couple (about 16) walking along holding hands and I thought how sweet but what is she wearing, from a distance it appeared to be skin coloured leggings but when I got closer I saw that she had the whole back part of the skirt she was wearing tucked up under her bag and she either had no undies on or a thong becuase I could see everything. LOL. I cannot believe she could not feel the wind on her bottom! Being the good samaritan I am I stopped and told her. She was very thankful. I don't know how long they had been walking but they were walking down a main busy road around here so I think many people may have been flashed!!!!!!!!!

#17 NannyPlum

Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:21 PM

This was yesterday.

I was driving down the hwy grooving and singing my heart out when I get overtaken by a cop car - full of old ladies with white permed hair... I had to do a double take and a head count lol.

They were probably apart of the Shirley club! biggrin.gif



#18 Gerbra Girl

Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:29 PM

Is it just me or is anyone else wondering how and why the trampoline was on the roof?

#19 Isolabella

Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:33 PM

I know my niece gave some hikers a double take while hiking in the Alps in Switzerland.... little miss 2.75yo was dressed as a cow with a bell around her neck going moo.

She entertained and bemused many tourists. The photos were very funny.



#20 Bunsen the feral

Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:39 PM

QUOTE (LoquaciousSnuffbox @ 03/11/2011, 05:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There's also a Hazel club, like the Shirley one.


Any idea where they are, MIL is Hazel and I can totally see her joining!


#21 Kya

Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:45 PM

QUOTE (Gerbra Girl @ 03/11/2011, 08:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is it just me or is anyone else wondering how and why the trampoline was on the roof?

There has to be a very good story behind that picture!


DH and I were in Leicester Square in London and the police were shutting down the streets as a protest march was just about to come through. Minutes before the protestors came down the street about 50 people on bikes dressed as Sherlock Holmes came peddling through. It was hilarious. We asked the closest bobby want that was all about and he replied "I am as clueless as you mam." Very random and funny sight.


Edited by Kya, 03 November 2011 - 07:46 PM.


#22 Guest_CaptainOblivious_*

Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:55 PM

We had a garden shed and it wasn't bolted down properly. We come home one day and the shed wasn't there. All of the stuff was stacked around the walls of where the shed had been but no shed. blink.gif

Eventually we found it smashed to bits in the paddock behind our house. It must have been caught in a freak gust of wind and been lifted in the air, then smashed down. That would have been cool to watch.

#23 Guest_holy_j_*

Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:00 PM

The scooby doo mystery machine parked in the shopping centre carpark. I half expected scooby doo and shaggy to come running out, it was totally realistic.

#24 Chchgirl

Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:04 PM

A few years ago, driving away from a pet warehouse in Wetherill park in Sydney, what do I see but a guy dressed as a Storm Trooper riding a pushbike! it was late afternoon and I would assume he's on his way to a dress up party..we still laugh about it!

#25 ~mimo~

Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:51 PM

QUOTE (Chchgirl @ 03/11/2011, 09:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A few years ago, driving away from a pet warehouse in Wetherill park in Sydney, what do I see but a guy dressed as a Storm Trooper riding a pushbike! it was late afternoon and I would assume he's on his way to a dress up party..we still laugh about it!

I remember seeing him on tv. Was a charity thing I think.

ETA: He was walking, not riding. Must have been a dress up party. wink.gif http://gizmodo.com/5821627/a-stormtrooper-...ia-for-charity/

Edited by ~mimo~, 03 November 2011 - 08:57 PM.





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