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Australia hijackers make clean getaway with load of toilet


MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Thieves made a clean getaway after stealing a truck packed with thousands of dollars worth of toilet paper, police said Monday. The silver truck was taken from a yard in southeast Melbourne, 460 miles southwest of Sydney, some time between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, a spokesman said on customary condition of anonymity.

The truck's load of toilet rolls was valued at $18,900.

No arrests were immediately reported.

VIVA! Le Doomer's.........LOL!!

-- CygnusXI (, August 30, 1999


Could come in handy when TSHTF!

Tick... Tock... <:00=

-- Sysman (, August 30, 1999.

FWIW, this may be a case in which the truck itself was the object of the thieves, rather than its contents. Nevertheless, this may go down in the books as the GREAT TP Robbery. :-)


-- Jerry B (, August 30, 1999.

Toilet paper thieves should be WIPED OUT!!!

-- Forrest Covington (, August 30, 1999.

what is FWIW???

-- zoobie (, August 30, 1999.

FWIW --- For what it's worth

-- chicken farmer (chicken-farmer@, August 30, 1999.

FWIW = for what it's worth

some others

BTW = by the way IMHO = in my humble opinion OTOH = on the other hand LOL = laugh out load ROTFL = rolling on the floor laughing

and then there is the oldie but goodie

SPEBSQSA (?) = society for the preservation and encouragement of barber shop quartet singing in America ! :-)


-- Jerry B (, August 30, 1999.

This is taking T2K stockpiling a bit far...

-- Dog Gone (, August 30, 1999.

It had to be an "extremist" doomer that did it! hmm....where has Paul Milne and INVAR been lately?

-- Chris (%$^&^, August 30, 1999.

A few years back when cigarette prices started to climb, a truck hauling cigarettes here in California was hijacked. They recovered the truck intact but the cigs were gone.

-- Giger Slim (, August 30, 1999.

Acronyms Defined

-- bw (home@puget.sound), August 30, 1999.

Well, try that again. Acronyms defined

-- bw (home@puget.sound), August 30, 1999.


Thank you!


-- Jerry B (, August 30, 1999.

Please don't pinch the Charmin.....

-- marsh (, August 30, 1999.

The first Y2K prep my wife insisted on buying was a HUGE quantity of TP. When I questioned whether there might some other items of higher priority, I was sternly told not to argue, that she was not facing life without this particular luxury.

However, I am relatively certain, that she was no where near Melbourne Australia, between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning...

-- Bokonon (, August 31, 1999.

Zoobie -

Another good source of tech "definitions" is

-- JCL Jockey (, August 31, 1999.

Agreed Bonk

My house goes through 482 rolls of TP per week.

PS, Don't ask me why.

(hint: I don't know why, me, I'm pretty regular)

-- Uncle Deedah (, August 31, 1999.

I have a rock-solid alibi - I was at work. But it's nice to know there's other doomers in my city.

-- number six (, August 31, 1999.

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