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The Brookie Hobos

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Loobs, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Is what Zorba said in his weekend column right? That a homeless person was living in the media box at Brookie? FMD that is an absolute disgrace! Warringah council have zero credibility...

    But good to hear Tom Turbo is up to 100 kegs. He needed the muscle to handle the grind so looking forward to a big year...
     
  2. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You misread @Loobs

    Pretty sure it said Zorba has had his best ever off season and only put on 100KG.
     
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  3. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Geez, it's only till next weeks dole cheque, give me a break...
     
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  4. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Good on the homeless dude - that's a pretty decent crash pad. But the council can't really argue that they're looking after the place now...
     
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  5. Frogz

    Frogz Don't mess with the goat, he has photos. Premium Member

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    That was Zorba they found. He had stolen all the sandwiches that was meant for Tony Abbott and Co and he was hiding away eating them. He loves that media box. Rumour has it he has his own fridge up there
     
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  6. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hope he's got some music...
     
  7. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    A homeless person breaking in to find some shelter is definitely shocking front page news that we all needed to know.
     
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  8. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He does but it doesn't belong to him!
     
  9. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pics or it didn't happen.
     
  10. Pablo

    Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Geez a lot of negative story's about Brookie getting published the last few weeks.
    Pure luck I'm sure that all these articles coincide with the Penns looking for a discount or an excuse to relocate.

    Big story tomorrow is that dripping tap in the men's toilet.
     
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  11. Habib eagle

    Habib eagle Muppet

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    Bwawawawawa fmd.
    Not only is Brookey a death trap, the outstanding manly management is renting the commentary boxes & dressing sheds to every homeless hobo on the peninsula !

    You guys are really scraping the bottom of the barrel now aren't you.

    As a matter of fact, most Parramatta supporters are actually feeling for you guys. A 32k seating world class Parramatta stadium vs a hobo backpacking lodge.

    Good on you for looking out for those Manly hobo supporters anyhow boys.
     
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  12. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    The " charm offensive " is well and truly being orchestrated.
     
  13. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    How many homeless live in and around the allmighty Moore Park?
     
  14. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Scraping the bottom of the barrel has more in common with the Eels position for the last 35 years...
     
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  15. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Why are they called Hobo's ,surely if its an abbreviation from homeless it should be Homo's.
     
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  16. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    The police have investigated and found that the so-called Hobo was in fact a broken down five-eighth in a new Doesn'tmatta jersey, dreaming of earlier good times.
     
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  17. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome habib.

    Hope you enjoyed your stay.
     
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  18. Brookie4eva

    Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

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    Just for a bit of trivia (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobo0 -
    The origin of the term is unknown. According to etymologist Anatoly Liberman, the only certain detail about its origin is the word was first noticed in American English circa 890. Liberman points out that many folk etymologies fail to answer the question: "Why did the word become widely known in California (just there) by the early Nineties (just then)?" Author Todd DePastino has suggested it may be derived from the term hoe-boy meaning "farmhand", or a greeting such as Ho, boy! Bill Bryson suggests in Made in America (998) that it could either come from the railroad greeting, "Ho, beau!" or a syllabic abbreviation of "homeward bound". It could also come from the words "homeless boy". H. L. Mencken, in his The American Language (4th ed., 97), wrote:

    Tramps and hobos are commonly lumped together, but see themselves as sharply differentiated. A hobo or bo is simply a migratory laborer; he may take some longish holidays, but soon or late he returns to work. A tramp never works if it can be avoided; he simply travels. Lower than either is the bum, who neither works nor travels, save when impelled to motion by the police.


    So this raises the question if the guy was a Hobo, Tramp or Bum ?
     
  19. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Do we need to have that discussion? Or can we be just thankful that unlike so many we have a roof over our heads?
     
  20. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    I enjoyed that piece, thanks, but I am convinced that the brookie bloke was in fact a derro, given that Australian English is more commonly spoken in that area of NSW.
     
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