TAM Australia site online!

By Phil Plait | June 17, 2010 1:40 pm

tamozlogo2On November 26-28, 2010, the very first official TAM Australia will be held in Sydney! The Aussie skeptics have put together that website to give you all the info you need on the meeting, including the current guest list and all that.

Registration starts on June 20 for members of the JREF and the Australian Skeptics, and then open to the public two weeks later.

I was in Australia for the national skeptics conference in 2004, and had just about the best time of my life. If you’ve never been, now’s your chance to kill two birds with one stone. And you can bring me back Minties.


Comments (19)

  1. Jack Clark

    Minties? What about our national dish, the mighty Tim Tams? (Named after a winner of the Kentucky Derby, you know.) And Vegemite, don’t forget Vegemite.

    You can tell a lot about a culture by looking at what it eats. Don’t let that put you of coming, though.


  2. N/A

    Author deleted comment — Jack, above, already mentioned Vegemite.


    Jack Clark:

    You can tell a lot about a culture by looking at what it eats.

    Q: What’s the difference between Australia and a pot of yoghurt?

    A: If you leave the lid off a pot of yoghurt, it will eventually develop a culture. :mrgreen:

    *Runs and hides*

  4. Astrofiend

    um – KICK ASS! In my home town and all! I’ll be there. Come on out Phil – you know you want to…

    3. IVAN3MAN AT LARGE Says:
    June 17th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Ooooh – Nice one! I do like to consider myself among the finest of uncultured swine…

    1. Jack Clark Says:
    June 17th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    “You can tell a lot about a culture by looking at what it eats. Don‚Äôt let that put you of coming, though.”

    Vegemite? Who the hell cares about Vegemite? Tell ’em the truth Jack – all we eat here is beer. Come to think of it – that does say a lot, doesn’t it?

  5. Angus Martin

    JACK CLARK says:

    “You can tell a lot about a culture by looking at what it eats. ”

    Damnit! My culture has cheeseburgers, hotdogs and potato chips to its name!

  6. JupiterIsBig

    Yes, Phil – Please come out and buy your own Minties.
    I saw on an (Oz) ABC show David Suzuki liked sausage rolls when he was here !

  7. Twinarp

    Then you need to check the Scared Weird Little Guys (Aussies) “come to Australia” song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNEeq5qGh8I
    Ho ho ho. “Ya Might Accidentally Get Killed”

  8. Messier Tidy Upper

    Pie floaters! YUM! ūüėČ

    Although that’s more specifically a South Australian speciality.

    Beer … & BBQ .. snags, chops, prawns and meat pies and steak sandwhiches and, yes, it is getting near lunchtime and I’m getting hungry. ūüėČ

    Looks good – a state or so away but if I can afford it .. I’m considering going. I’d like to. :-)

    Question though – the TAM website linked is showing the Middle East there (Levantine coast /Israel / Lebanon / Egypt /Arabia /Red Sea / Meditterean Sea) viewed from space not Australia. Wouldn’t the latter have been more appropriate or is that what they always show?

  9. I do not feel like standing on my head so I am staying on the correct side of the planet.

  10. Does this mean you’re not coming? *pout* *puppy dog eyes*

  11. Philip from Australia

    Tell you what Phil, I’ll bring Minties to your door next time I visit the USA. I want to go back to Bolder. So it’ll be on my way. :)

  12. Elwood

    -comment deleted-

    contains poor pun

  13. Melanie (Australia)

    Tim Tam slammer….Bliss.

    Bite both ends off Tim Tam and eat. Do not share.
    Place one open end of Tim Tam into choice of beverage (alcohol generally).
    Place other open end of Tim Tam in mouth and use as straw to drink chosen beverage.

    NB if you choose a hot drink be aware that Tim Tams loose structural integrity very fast. Be prepared to slam the Tim Tam down faster.

  14. Jamie Mueller

    In 2008 Pepperidge Farm’s brought Tim Tams to the US–they are very yummy:

  15. Philip from Australia

    @melanie – or for kids, use milk.

  16. BA says “And you can bring me back Minties.”

    The implication here is that you’re not coming?
    I hear that the BA actually loves musk sticks more. When he says Minties he means musk sticks. Send him heaps…

  17. QuietDesperation

    What we really need is some sort of network of some type composed of these newfangled computering engines that could allow you to get delicacies from around the world delivered to your doorstep. Can you imagine such a thing?


  18. Naomi

    Awww, come ON… there’s finally something like this in my home city, and I’ll be in bloody America!

    (26th-28th, I’ll be at my friend’s place in Pennsylvania for Thanksgiving. And JUST to rub it in… my birthday is the 28th, too!)

  19. Twinarp

    You have my sympathies, TAM! Australia is on my wedding anniversary and theWonderfulTeacher said. “Go, you’ll have a great time!” Think she wants to get rid of me.
    It should be a fun ride the 800ks from Melbourne to Sydney.
    *kermit hand flail*


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