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Natty
12-02-2002, 03:46 AM
I got this from a friend of mine on the net today who also lives in Melbourne

Hi. Well a F#cking Taxi Driver of obvious Arabian background, told a friend of mine recently, to stay away from the Crown Casino in Melbourne for the next two months!! He winked at her as though he meant that something terrible is going to happen in that period like maybe a bomb or an attack. He didn't say. He just warned her to stay away from Crown Casino in Melbourne, Oz up until X-mas. He was a regular Taxi driver to & from the Casino. She took it as a threatening warning!! Authorities in Melbourne have been told.

Although I have read before that this sort of urban legend has happened in America, can someone shed some light? Phuleeeeeeeeeeeeeze? I don't wanna die :( Especially since there's a rumour about the major shopping centre near my house (which is basically the busiest in Melbourne) which is like a second home to me :(

If something happens and I die remember I love you guys

murta
12-02-2002, 02:57 PM
lol, don't worry this happened everywhere, but like a year ago for most of us

Feral
12-02-2002, 04:04 PM
The chances of something happening there in the time he specified are unlikely...I would have thought that you'd have realised that, Natty.

Al-back from the BigWhoop
12-02-2002, 08:39 PM
even if there was some kinda plan to bomb such place, the taxi dude would go around warning ppl - bsides of course the fact feral told

Guybrush122
12-02-2002, 09:40 PM
not only that...but...


Um, yeah...what they said

Natty
12-03-2002, 12:05 AM
Actually even before this Australia has been placed on terror alert over the Christmas/New Year period, I'm surprised we actually got that warning, then again I suppose it's because our *ahem* lovely and charming and *splutter* *cough* gasp* honest Prime Minister realized he stuffed up with Bali so he probably thinks hes doing the right thing.

Although I'm sure they'd rather attack Sydney, more people more landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge (and why the hell security gaurds are positioned on the bridge 24hours a day is beyond me- I don't see what help that is since they can't stop every single car that drives across)and a nuclear powerplant, besides what does Melbourne have other than the tallest building in the southern hemisphere? Which they've already done the "hijack plane fly into buildings" thing before.

But apperantly they've found an al quadia training camp just outside of Melbourne today, in the Dandenong Ranges which is like 45mins from where I live :( Don't ask me how they found this out- I'm just going by what the TV said which can be found at

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,5602209%255E661,00.html

Anyway I say if they're gonna blowup anything maybe they should go after the Prime Ministers house I'm sure that would make lots of Australian people happy

Besides you know how I worry :( And I hate living in fear and its exactly what those stupid towel heads want :mad:

Darth Eggplant
12-03-2002, 03:00 AM
Crikey!
so long as they leave Alice Springs alone,
and don't do anything rash before Kangaroo Jack
hits the theatres. it will be okay,
and If you dislike your PM elect Steve Irwin
for the post.

and speaking of posts
did you see my Pirate song post
just for you Natty?
"Shiver My Timbers"

Natty
12-03-2002, 03:12 AM
Oh god no, please not Steve Irwin for PM he'll probably introduce compulsary croc wrestling to everyone over the age of 5 or something, no my hope for PM is ummmmmmm I don't know I'm thinking

Joshi
12-03-2002, 12:13 PM
steve irwin. wow, i still wish he was dead, that voice is so annoying because it's what people expect australians to sound like, when they sound nothing like that.

and also, that taxi driver was probably full of ****. i mean, what famouse taxi drivers do you know, he works in a low end job and suddenly for a laugh, starts telling everyone to not go to this place for a couple of months to see how many people he can sucker into this.

murta
12-03-2002, 02:49 PM
note the fact that it's always a friend of a friend - this never happened and nobody ever said it, it's a stupid prank

HelenW
12-03-2002, 03:47 PM
Every few weeks i get an email doing the rounds!!! they are always along the lines of

A friend of a friend saw a person of arabic appearance who (was homeless, had no money to get home, no food or insert any situation of need you like). The friend then feeling kind gave the arabic person (food, money, clothes or insert other suitable item that was needed). The arabic person then replies "my dear, I can never repay you your (food, money, clothes or insert other suitable item that was needed) but I can offer you this advice. Stay away from (insert nearby landmark or location) on (insert approaching date).

I have have so many emails like this where the details are just slightly changed its ridiculas.

Don't worry about it Natty, your story sounds like the same old ones doing the rounds by email!!!!

Joshi
12-03-2002, 03:52 PM
you know those websites where you insert details like your favorite pet or a verb or something and when your done, it comes up with a story (someone came up with a samnmax one a while ago). they should do that for this. it wouldn't be funny, but it would be the same kind of thing. honestly, some people have nothing better to do than scare people. and the worse part is, they're using a tragedy such as the sept11 bombing for means of a complete joke. it's ridiculous and sickening.:(