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Tinsel wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:43 pm
maliwoo wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:33 pm I also think Steve Irwin was an annoying imbecile.
and FFS, now there are twerps who behave and sound just like him on the Bondi Vet!
Is Bondi Vet still on?
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I don't think Bindi Irwin is that bad, I don't see anything wrong with her being so called wholesome..
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I just watched a TLC channel snippet of Bindi before she had her little girl. I guess I am really uncomfortable about something, and that is that she seems set to try and cram her life into a small space of years. She mets her husband, marries him and has a child all before she's 22. I mean I met my husband at 18, but we didn't get married until we were 29 and so on. We travelled, worked and enjoyed life. It just feels like Bindi has had to grow up very very fast.
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I am uncomfortable with any parent choosing to put their child in the public eye (I am esp thinking of the Kardashians etc)- the exception being the royals because people expect to see / know a little bit about the youngest members of the royal family - and the parents have a tricky balancing act of saying "here's our little one - here's some photos - but please don't follow him/her 24/7 - child needs to go to school without a media scrum every morning".

I thought Steve Irwin was a dick. I don't understand why the Irwins are in the public eye so much - other zoos don't have so much publicity about whose running the show.
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Kiwi Bicycle wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 8:02 am I just watched a TLC channel snippet of Bindi before she had her little girl. I guess I am really uncomfortable about something, and that is that she seems set to try and cram her life into a small space of years. She mets her husband, marries him and has a child all before she's 22. I mean I met my husband at 18, but we didn't get married until we were 29 and so on. We travelled, worked and enjoyed life. It just feels like Bindi has had to grow up very very fast.
I think she's too young to have done all that too but it's quite common outside my bubble. And isn't her partner American? A lot of Americans get married and have kids really young. They can travel in their 30's and 40's and leave their kids at home!
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Lurker wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 10:16 am
Kiwi Bicycle wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 8:02 am I just watched a TLC channel snippet of Bindi before she had her little girl. I guess I am really uncomfortable about something, and that is that she seems set to try and cram her life into a small space of years. She mets her husband, marries him and has a child all before she's 22. I mean I met my husband at 18, but we didn't get married until we were 29 and so on. We travelled, worked and enjoyed life. It just feels like Bindi has had to grow up very very fast.
I think she's too young to have done all that too but it's quite common outside my bubble. And isn't her partner American? A lot of Americans get married and have kids really young. They can travel in their 30's and 40's and leave their kids at home!
I do get some people do it when young. Did Bindi do any sort of tertiary education at all? Like vet nurse or similar? Or was she all tied up filming the tv series and doing Dancing with the Stars etc. It seems very set that her only path in life is the zoo and tv series. I shudder to think if the zoo went belly up or she had a falling out with Robert or her mum, what she and Chandler would do with themselves. I seem to remember Chandler was a professional wakeboarder.
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Kiwi Bicycle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 10:27 am
Lurker wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 10:16 am
Kiwi Bicycle wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 8:02 am I just watched a TLC channel snippet of Bindi before she had her little girl. I guess I am really uncomfortable about something, and that is that she seems set to try and cram her life into a small space of years. She mets her husband, marries him and has a child all before she's 22. I mean I met my husband at 18, but we didn't get married until we were 29 and so on. We travelled, worked and enjoyed life. It just feels like Bindi has had to grow up very very fast.
I think she's too young to have done all that too but it's quite common outside my bubble. And isn't her partner American? A lot of Americans get married and have kids really young. They can travel in their 30's and 40's and leave their kids at home!
I do get some people do it when young. Did Bindi do any sort of tertiary education at all? Like vet nurse or similar? Or was she all tied up filming the tv series and doing Dancing with the Stars etc. It seems very set that her only path in life is the zoo and tv series. I shudder to think if the zoo went belly up or she had a falling out with Robert or her mum, what she and Chandler would do with themselves. I seem to remember Chandler was a professional wakeboarder.
LOL yeah that's probably not a stable long term job! But yeah idk; she probably hasn't done any study. Certainly having your kids that young isn't something I'd want for a friend, or for my own daughter, but she could still study later. At least for now they probably have money for childcare etc. And you can do anything when you're 22; I used to work nightshifts, go home, sleep for 2 hours and then go to uni. I'd die if I tried to do that now. I'd die just anticipating it.
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Bindi Irwin is a millionaire. So is Robert.

Her mother is worth a few million also.

I think they will be ok if the zoo goes belly up or there is a falling out :lol: Both are unlikely!!

Eta I must have done life wrong - I owned a house and had a kid at 22 :o
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I feel bad for all the hating on the Irwin family. Sure, Steve Irwin wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but that’s no reason to throw stones at his widow and children.
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Kiwi Bicycle wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 8:02 am I just watched a TLC channel snippet of Bindi before she had her little girl. I guess I am really uncomfortable about something, and that is that she seems set to try and cram her life into a small space of years. She mets her husband, marries him and has a child all before she's 22. I mean I met my husband at 18, but we didn't get married until we were 29 and so on. We travelled, worked and enjoyed life. It just feels like Bindi has had to grow up very very fast.
I have actually seen this happen before to a friend who lost her mother when she was young (9 years old). My friend had a baby very young because she wanted to make sure she could see her child grow up. Her mother was late 30s when she died and she wanted her child to be grown up by the time she reached the same age. Bindi might subconsciously be doing this - trying to cram everything in before she reaches the age her father was when he died.
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Jolly_F wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 12:33 pm Bindi Irwin is a millionaire. So is Robert.

Her mother is worth a few million also.

I think they will be ok if the zoo goes belly up or there is a falling out :lol: Both are unlikely!!

Eta I must have done life wrong - I owned a house and had a kid at 22 :o
Do you reckon if you tried to buy a house now at 22 you could? With a kid, so presumably not working full time? It's not never a bad idea, and obviously not a bad idea for millionaires, but the average person would want some work experience now if they want to buy property.
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Of all the things mentioned on this thread, I didn’t think the Irwins would get so many posts 😂


I need an even more unpopular opinion.... ummm.... SUVs/4x4s are useful, and necessary in a lot of suburbs.
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LemonMyrtle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:18 pm SUVs/4x4s are useful, and necessary in a lot of suburbs
Woah. Let's keep it civil :lol:
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LemonMyrtle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:18 pm Of all the things mentioned on this thread, I didn’t think the Irwins would get so many posts 😂


I need an even more unpopular opinion.... ummm.... SUVs/4x4s are useful, and necessary in a lot of suburbs.
Necessary in what suburbs?!
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Lurker wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:36 pm
LemonMyrtle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:18 pm Of all the things mentioned on this thread, I didn’t think the Irwins would get so many posts 😂


I need an even more unpopular opinion.... ummm.... SUVs/4x4s are useful, and necessary in a lot of suburbs.
Necessary in what suburbs?!
Upwey, ferntree gully, certain parts of Croydon, parts of lilydale, every suburb in the Dandenongs. To name a few.
Seriously, if I didn’t have a car with the ground clearance of my SUV, I couldn’t visit half my friends and family, or some shops and services. Especially after rain.
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LemonMyrtle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:47 pm
Lurker wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:36 pm
LemonMyrtle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:18 pm Of all the things mentioned on this thread, I didn’t think the Irwins would get so many posts 😂


I need an even more unpopular opinion.... ummm.... SUVs/4x4s are useful, and necessary in a lot of suburbs.
Necessary in what suburbs?!
Upwey, ferntree gully, certain parts of Croydon, parts of lilydale, every suburb in the Dandenongs. To name a few.
Seriously, if I didn’t have a car with the ground clearance of my SUV, I couldn’t visit half my friends and family, or some shops and services. Especially after rain.
Yeah ok, the Dandenong and lilydale I can see that.

In what will no doubt be the least popular of opinions: People shouldn't be able to drive their SUVs into the city and inner burbs *ducks*
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Lurker wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:49 pm
LemonMyrtle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:47 pm
Lurker wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:36 pm

Necessary in what suburbs?!
Upwey, ferntree gully, certain parts of Croydon, parts of lilydale, every suburb in the Dandenongs. To name a few.
Seriously, if I didn’t have a car with the ground clearance of my SUV, I couldn’t visit half my friends and family, or some shops and services. Especially after rain.
Yeah ok, the Dandenong and lilydale I can see that.

In what will no doubt be the least popular of opinions: People shouldn't be able to drive their SUVs into the city and inner burbs *ducks*
But then I’ll need two cars, and that’s bad for the environment, and my bank balance.

Or do you propose some sort of car swap zone? Where people that live in the inner burbs, but frequently visit the outer burbs, store their second vehicles at some sort of 4x4 depot outside the zone?
But still. Then only rich people can visit their aging parents that live on a goat track near Sherbrooke forest.
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LemonMyrtle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:47 pm
Lurker wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:36 pm
LemonMyrtle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:18 pm Of all the things mentioned on this thread, I didn’t think the Irwins would get so many posts 😂


I need an even more unpopular opinion.... ummm.... SUVs/4x4s are useful, and necessary in a lot of suburbs.
Necessary in what suburbs?!
Upwey, ferntree gully, certain parts of Croydon, parts of lilydale, every suburb in the Dandenongs. To name a few.
Seriously, if I didn’t have a car with the ground clearance of my SUV, I couldn’t visit half my friends and family, or some shops and services. Especially after rain.
I dunno. If I can get my little Escort around there, I don’t see why you’d need a 4wd. Want, for sure. It’s much easier in a 4wd. But maybe not need.
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LemonMyrtle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:18 pm Of all the things mentioned on this thread, I didn’t think the Irwins would get so many posts 😂


I need an even more unpopular opinion.... ummm.... SUVs/4x4s are useful, and necessary in a lot of suburbs.
Get lost.

They are an abomination most of the time. And I wish people could reverse park in them. They are too big for conventional parking spots.
I refer to them as tanks.
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LemonMyrtle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:56 pm
Lurker wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:49 pm
LemonMyrtle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:47 pm

Upwey, ferntree gully, certain parts of Croydon, parts of lilydale, every suburb in the Dandenongs. To name a few.
Seriously, if I didn’t have a car with the ground clearance of my SUV, I couldn’t visit half my friends and family, or some shops and services. Especially after rain.
Yeah ok, the Dandenong and lilydale I can see that.

In what will no doubt be the least popular of opinions: People shouldn't be able to drive their SUVs into the city and inner burbs *ducks*
But then I’ll need two cars, and that’s bad for the environment, and my bank balance.

Or do you propose some sort of car swap zone? Where people that live in the inner burbs, but frequently visit the outer burbs, store their second vehicles at some sort of 4x4 depot outside the zone?
But still. Then only rich people can visit their aging parents that live on a goat track near Sherbrooke forest.
Well as long as I'm being unpopular - how about nobody owns cars? There could be huge banks of hire cars and when I want to go driving in the hills I could go hire an SUV, and when you want to go to Prahran market you can hire a zippy lil Getz.
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Kadoodle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:56 pm
LemonMyrtle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:47 pm
Lurker wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:36 pm

Necessary in what suburbs?!
Upwey, ferntree gully, certain parts of Croydon, parts of lilydale, every suburb in the Dandenongs. To name a few.
Seriously, if I didn’t have a car with the ground clearance of my SUV, I couldn’t visit half my friends and family, or some shops and services. Especially after rain.
I dunno. If I can get my little Escort around there, I don’t see why you’d need a 4wd. Want, for sure. It’s much easier in a 4wd. But maybe not need.
I bet your escort has better ground clearance than today’s cars. Cars are so low these days it’s crazy.
Sure it’s maybe a “want” but I want to not get stuck skidding on my friends gravel driveway (has happened) and I want to not lose my cars side skirt in a deep gutter (also happened) and I want to not bottom out if I happen to stop to buy petrol. Maybe my friends and relatives just need to stop buying such awkward properties 😂
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I wish "my friends and family have to live where it's convenient to me" was more than an unpopular opinion!
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LemonMyrtle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 2:03 pm
Kadoodle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:56 pm
LemonMyrtle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:47 pm

Upwey, ferntree gully, certain parts of Croydon, parts of lilydale, every suburb in the Dandenongs. To name a few.
Seriously, if I didn’t have a car with the ground clearance of my SUV, I couldn’t visit half my friends and family, or some shops and services. Especially after rain.
I dunno. If I can get my little Escort around there, I don’t see why you’d need a 4wd. Want, for sure. It’s much easier in a 4wd. But maybe not need.
I bet your escort has better ground clearance than today’s cars. Cars are so low these days it’s crazy.
Sure it’s maybe a “want” but I want to not get stuck skidding on my friends gravel driveway (has happened) and I want to not lose my cars side skirt in a deep gutter (also happened) and I want to not bottom out if I happen to stop to buy petrol. Maybe my friends and relatives just need to stop buying such awkward properties 😂
You have a point. MIL refuses to drive her little Mazda to my place; DH or I have to collect her at the gate.
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Oooo I saw a tiny car trying to reverse into a driveway up the dandenongs the other day. No clearance and I reckon if they’d kept going they would have scraped the front bumper off completely.
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riotproof wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 2:00 pm
LemonMyrtle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:18 pm Of all the things mentioned on this thread, I didn’t think the Irwins would get so many posts 😂


I need an even more unpopular opinion.... ummm.... SUVs/4x4s are useful, and necessary in a lot of suburbs.
Get lost.

They are an abomination most of the time. And I wish people could reverse park in them. They are too big for conventional parking spots.
I refer to them as tanks.
I love my "tank", and I reverse park mine into every spot - backing out is dangerous and near impossible. We have an extremely steep driveway- (again I reverse up ours), if I had a sedan, the undercarriage would be on the footpath after a week. Besides we're a family of veggos with no pets so our family's carbon footprint is smaller than most families to begin with (not that it's the reason we chose a 4WD - I just don't like driving sedans).
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