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Former Australian PM Bob Hawke passes away

Postby Turbofolkia » Thu May 16, 2019 3:13 am

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-16/ ... er/6562902

Thought I'd start a thread on the death on Bob Hawke - Australia's third longest serving PM. Definitely one of the greatest PMs in Australian history. His passing is even more profound two days out from the election.

As the saying goes, any boss who sacks a worker for not turning up to work tomorrow is a bum! I'll be having a beer for Hawkie tonight.
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Postby Bombadil » Thu May 16, 2019 3:18 am

Guinness book of records 1954 , 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds.

Surely his greatest achievement.
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Postby East Meranopirus » Thu May 16, 2019 3:20 am

Bombadil wrote:Guinness book of records 1954 , 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds.

Surely his greatest achievement.

I'm pretty sure most non-Australians know him more for this than for his political achievements.
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Postby Turbofolkia » Thu May 16, 2019 3:26 am

Bombadil wrote:Guinness book of records 1954 , 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds.

Surely his greatest achievement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5mBShX9fdU

He had no problems sculling a beer well into his 80s. Absolute unit.

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Postby Socialist Communist States » Thu May 16, 2019 3:38 am

Quite saddened to hear about this. Hawke was one of the many Australian PM's I enjoyed learning and studying about (such as Menzies, Whitlam, Fraser, Keating, Howard, etc). He was definitely quite the charismatic leader, in my opinion. His beer sculling, wit, and even his white Australia shirt are something that is just a part of Bob Hawke. It is a shame to see him go. He will be sadly missed.
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Postby Major-Tom » Thu May 16, 2019 8:54 am

East Meranopirus wrote:
Bombadil wrote:Guinness book of records 1954 , 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds.

Surely his greatest achievement.

I'm pretty sure most non-Australians know him more for this than for his political achievements.


Love me a man who can get universal healthcare passed and drink like Andre the Giant.

Seriously, rest in peace, legend both on the political front and personality-wise.
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Postby Major-Tom » Thu May 16, 2019 8:55 am

Turbofolkia wrote:
Bombadil wrote:Guinness book of records 1954 , 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds.

Surely his greatest achievement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5mBShX9fdU

He had no problems sculling a beer well into his 80s. Absolute unit.


BBC reported he gave up drinking in the 1980s, perhaps they just meant his 80s, period.
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Postby Turbofolkia » Thu May 16, 2019 3:30 pm

Major-Tom wrote:
Turbofolkia wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5mBShX9fdU

He had no problems sculling a beer well into his 80s. Absolute unit.


BBC reported he gave up drinking in the 1980s, perhaps they just meant his 80s, period.

He was a teetotaller while he was Prime Minister, but stetted drinking again when he left office. He was also a regular cigar smoker. Amazing he lived to 89.


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