The Brisbane storm and a stolen Hearse.

You would not believe it, but nothing is impossible in Australia.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-28/brisbane-storms-68000-residents-still-without-power/5924112

Hail stones the size of golfer’s balls.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-27/videos-of-hail-in-brisbane/5923574

On top of all that someone had the gall to steal a hearse with a dearly departed corpse still inside.

Stolen hearse from this Funeral premise.

Stolen hearse from this Funeral premise.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-28/hearse-stolen-with-body-inside-nsw-blue-mountains/5924708

20 Responses to “The Brisbane storm and a stolen Hearse.”

  1. Yvonne Says:

    Hold on, which golfer’s balls are we talking about? Greg Norman, maybe?πŸ™‚

    That was one heck of a storm, poor old Brissie really keeps being belted.

    I hadn’t heard about the hi-jacked hearse: only in Australia!

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Could well be Greg Norman. His mother was Finnish, a race well known for enlarged Golf-ball syndrome due to pine and birch tree forests and many Finns, even today, are roaming around logan-berrie bushes hoping to find large extinct golfers balls.

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  2. Patti Kuche Says:

    Read the link about the hearse and struck by the relatively youthful age of both the corpse and the demented hijacker . . . . As for the golfer’s balls, not going there!

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  3. Andrew Says:

    In fairness Gerard, the hearse-stealer was ill and the mourners saw the funny side. I quite enjoyed the story. Driving the hearse into a dead-end was a good line.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, the man was ill and, in any case, hadn’t looked carefully enough to avoid the dead-end. The planning was not thought out enough.
      I hope I never get stolen after I am gone. Surely, peace and quiet should prevail!

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  4. Lottie Nevin Says:

    Well that’s what I call a dramatic send-off. Funerals are generally such dreary, dull affairs. I hope something like that happens at mine!πŸ˜‰

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, who would have thought that even in death one isn’t safe. Gangs stalking the streets snatching the dearly departed away from grassy knolls and nature strips, lurking around tombstones. One almost wishes to stay alive just to avoid all that.

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  5. rod Says:

    We saw the storm on TV – all the way from sunny down-town Brisbane! As for the stolen hearse, I have a question: What made the hearse horse hoarse?

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  6. rod Says:

    Hi Gerard. What made the hearse horse hoarse? The coffin.

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  7. petspeopleandlife Says:

    Oh boy the puns and the jokes are priceless.I bet the departed’s family is still laughing even though this clearly was no joke to have someone that young die. He surely was a nice looking man too.

    And dang things are done up right good when there is a storm in Aussie land. The write up is a very good one. It’s hard to imagine hail that can do that much damage. Thankfully no one was killed.

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  8. hilarycustancegreen Says:

    I’m assuming Abbott sees no connection between this storm and climate change.

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  9. M-R Says:

    You know what you are: I need not tell you again.
    {grin}

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