Drunk vigilantes who foiled robbery give hilarious TV interview

Introducing a pair of bonafide Australian heroes.

James Ross-Munroe and Kane Wiblen of the Gold Coast, Queensland, had been out for a few drinks last Friday when they stumbled across what appeared to be an attempted robbery.

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  • This is a great story. Really funny — but I confess I don’t understand the Aussie “bloke” terminology. Where’s Brett_McS to translate and give us better appreciation?

    (Come to think of it haven’t seen him around here for awhile — I think he’s pissed off about Trump supporters) 🙂

    • He was here this week.

      • I obviously missed him — I think there’s a 17 hour time difference. I think you have to catch him around 3:00 a.m. our time?

    • luna

      If Trump wins I may take a 4-8 year hiatus.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Who didn’t see that coming? Some things are as predictable as vanilla pudding.

    • Brett_McS

      Just saw it and thought you guys may need a translation.

      • Maurice Miner

        “Pluggers” refers to Double Pluggers, the veritable Rolls-Royce of thongs, where the rear anchor points have two plugs, rather than the usual single one.

        If you break your Pluggers, you have either worn them for years and have suffered natural attrition, or else you are seriously, seriously intoxicated, and have damaged them on some ground-level impediment.

        Double Pluggers traditionally cost double the price of ordinary thongs, but can last considerably longer, depending upon one’s level of intoxication of course. QED.

        • Brett_McS

          I assumed you were a Brit, with that handle?

          • Maurice Miner

            Nope – Aussie to the core. You might recall I asked whether you were a Blairite (i.e. Tim Blair) some time ago, as I thought your moniker was familiar. Now I suspect that you are a Cat!

            Anyway, all is good. I have not worn Double Pluggers for decades – it is simply a tribal thing! Cheers!

          • Brett_McS

            I have commented at Tim’s blog a fair amount, so it could be.

            Where about’s in the wide brown land are you?

          • Maurice Miner

            Brisvegas.

          • Brett_McS

            Awesome. I lived in Brizvegas for about 10 years on the south side, Yeronga, Taringa and Indooroopilly. Now I’m in Newcastle and have air conditioning, but never had it in Brisbane. Don’t know how I survived.

          • Maurice Miner

            I’m now Southside, grew up on the Northside. Anyway, being in Newcastle, that makes me further assured that you were the one kind enough to send me a DVD of “The Great Global Warming Swindle” several years ago.

            Green ink on the DVD title. Was that you?

          • Brett_McS

            Indeed it was! Small world.

          • Maurice Miner

            Hah! There you go – I was thrown off by the “Blairite?” comment, and even apologised for mistaken identity!

            How the Hell are ya?

          • Brett_McS

            It’s rather Brisbane-like weather here at the moment. Hot and humid, which is rather un Newcastle-like, where it’s usually hott(er) but dry. I survived the Newcastle earthquake (just, that’s another story) and the Pasha Bulka storm, so can’t complain.

          • Maurice Miner

            One day, I will dig up a photograph of my Morris Minor at the Regatta car-park (with people standing on the roof!) during Deek’s marathon run past on Corro Drive in 1982, and send it to you. I will attempt to dig up your e-mail from my records, but there have been many ‘puter crashes in the interim…

          • Brett_McS

            I used to work right on Corro drive, just opposite the restaurant on the river (hence the reason for living in Taringa, etc).

          • Maurice Miner

            Saved, now delete!

            mine is n.com

          • Maurice Miner

            Oxley’s Wharf. Excellent spot, I was there many times. I worked just down Lang Pde at Mono’s for several years, until the commodities bust took me out! Cheers, and we should continue this on private bandwidth!

    • Brett_McS

      I love Trump supporters, I just think they’re a bunch of drongos.

      • Blind Druid

        While Hilary supporters are Bogans? I think that’s right.

        • Brett_McS

          Gallahs.

  • Clink9

    Is there a Google translate available?

  • Canadian

    I laughed even though I can`t understand a word of Aussie.

  • Clinton

    These gentlemen give me hope for humanity.

  • Blind Druid

    In a whole Winter down there in 2014, I didn’t meet an Aussie I didn’t like. They are proud, hard working and chauvinistic. Their women accept that, they dress well, go to the gym and wear makeup in public, but they’re still “The Boss” of their men. Everyone is so laid back and easy going. Then there was Sydney, with lots of enrichment and cocky little teenage Muzz strutting around like peacocks. They have their heads in the sand about the ROP because they haven’t taken a big hit — Yet.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I visited Australia when I was just out of university during the Aussie summer. Sydney in summer left me feeling like a baking biscuit. I had a wonderful time, but found the women overly aggressive by half. I mean, most expected sex on the first date. Personally, I found that both troubling and a turn-off. But other than that, I found Australians to be a helluva lot of fun. And they like to DO things – physical things – which means everyone tends to be in far better shape than North Americans. That impressed me…

      • “…most expected sex on the first date.”

        You and James Bond have a lot of the same problems.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Hardly. Other American guys found the same thing. It had nothing to do with me in particular. Research Australian social mores a bit before trying to imply anything about anyone. If you’ve not been to Australia, how else would you actually learn anything about it? Trying to insult me is no way to acquire geographical information about a country and culture you seem to know little about.

          • I’ve lived in Oz, mate.

          • Justin St.Denis

            In the mid-1970s? My experience was not unique, btw. Many guys experienced similar roll outs. Some thought it was great, but others…not so much. Surprised?

            I lived in New Zealand, and the Aussie girls had a reputation there as well. I suspect you are somewhat younger than me.