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'Imagine getting COVID-19 then being
roasted for using too much Vegemite!' Fans
mock Tom Hanks for his VERY liberal use
of the popular Australian sandwich spread
as he recovers from coronavirus
in Gold Coast hospital

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Posted By: Imright, 3/15/2020 8:40:41 AM

Tom Hanks thanked his carers at the Gold Coast University Hospital on Sunday, where he and wife Rita Wilson are being treated for coronavirus. But the 63-year-old actor's Twitter post grabbed the attention of fans for all the wrong reasons - namely the very thick spread of Vegemite Tom applied to his toast. In the photo accompanying his tribute, the Forrest Gump actor showcased his breakfast, featuring a tube of Vegemite, with a kangaroo toy nearby.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 3/15/2020 9:39:00 AM (No. 346912)
Vegemite is nasty.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/15/2020 9:44:35 AM (No. 346922)
The Great Hanks death watch continues...posting updates at the gate hourly? What a way to gain publicity headlines as The Man Who Came for Breakfast.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Venturer 3/15/2020 9:45:00 AM (No. 346923)
Why is Ton Hanks and his wife in the hospital. Is their case that serious?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Older and Wiser 3/15/2020 9:57:48 AM (No. 346941)
Hey. I like vegemite.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: FunOne 3/15/2020 9:57:56 AM (No. 346942)
I lost all interest in, and care about Tom Hanks after he made that snarky remark that Trump would be elected president right after aliens from another planet arrived. For all I care, he can stay in Australia and invite all of his Hollywierd liberal friends to join him there forever.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Condor44 3/15/2020 10:27:37 AM (No. 346971)
Why should we care about Tom Hanks and his woman? There are many serious cases world wide, especially in Italy where it has knocked the H out of the elderly population. He can afford the best care.The poor peons not so much.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pearson365 3/15/2020 10:31:36 AM (No. 346976)
In the remote chance that Tom Hanks meets St Peter at the Gate, St Peter will surely send him back if he promises to play him in his next movie. “I like what you did with the Capt Sully role, so could you consider doing the same for me?” Off topic, why is Tom portraying Col Sanders of KFC fame in this, his 3rd or 4th movie of the year? Tom doesn’t look good in a grey goatee and eyebrows.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: AltaD 3/15/2020 10:38:55 AM (No. 346983)
Working for the Daily Mail must be the easiest media job. Simply print screen shots of posts from social media, add a few unrelated photos of the celebrity and presto, your article is complete.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JrSample 3/15/2020 10:40:05 AM (No. 346985)
Americans commonly make this mistake, because they are used to spreading peanut butter on bread or crackers. Vegemite is more like a condiment than a sandwich spread. It is intended to add flavor. It would be like putting that much mustard or horseradish on something. It has a yeasty savory flavor. Australians grow up eating it and it is familiar to them. Hanks probably just didn't know any better.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Safari Man 3/15/2020 10:51:30 AM (No. 346993)
I recommend Vitameatavegamin.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 3/15/2020 11:11:00 AM (No. 347004)
Amazingly horrible tasting stuff, vegemite. I couldn't imagine using it at all, let alone a lot of it. Yuccki stuff, for sure. The gunk left over at the bottom of a beer vat.......should be washed out and flushed, not packaged to eat.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 3/15/2020 11:11:27 AM (No. 347005)
Food snobs usually liberal insist that you eat food the way it is "supposed" to be eaten: pair certain wine only with certain food and at a certain temperature, put a certain amount of sugar in your coffee, place a certain amount of food on your plate, use a certain amount of butter on you potato. Screw 'em. Go Tom!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: joew9 3/15/2020 11:33:17 AM (No. 347033)
You have to separate the art from the artist. It's very hard to do. Especially when the artist is so offensive and cocky as Hanks. But he is a good artist.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird 3/15/2020 11:49:14 AM (No. 347044)
I have never known an Aussie who didn’t love this stuff.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird 3/15/2020 11:53:10 AM (No. 347051)
With all respect, it is not just a condiment, but a spread. They use it on toast and all sorts of other ways. Some eat it out of the jar with a spoon the way kids eat peanut butter here… It is very yeasty.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: ARKfamily 3/15/2020 11:58:37 AM (No. 347053)
Why is it important for me to know this? Why do I care what someone's breakfast is? Just seems like an elite who thinks I should know how important they are. It would seem #3, that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson can afford it. Again, I refer to the elite crowd. . .
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bossysooz 3/15/2020 12:06:16 PM (No. 347067)
Even worse, Imagine having a son raised in the most privileged bubble Hollywood, fame and money can buy, who presents himself like this. Shudder.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: LadyHen 3/15/2020 12:15:49 PM (No. 347078)
If Vegemite is the treatment, I'd prefer to just stick with the disease. Blech!!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: jacksin5 3/15/2020 12:19:19 PM (No. 347081)
Joe vs. the Volcano Part 2.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: earlybird 3/15/2020 12:44:29 PM (No. 347116)
It is loaded with various B vitamins. I take mine in a pill.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: mobyclik 3/15/2020 12:58:03 PM (No. 347130)
Being a country bumpkin, what the hell is Vegemite? Never heard of it.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: YorkieMom 3/15/2020 1:03:20 PM (No. 347133)
#7, Hanks is filming a movie about Elvis and is playing Col. Parker. Why can’t we just wish everyone good health and a speedy recovery in a time like this? I’d hate for a loved one of mine to get this virus and have someone knocking them because they don’t like their politics or looks.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Right Time 3/15/2020 1:49:51 PM (No. 347185)
If Tom Hanks dies, it won't be due to the coronavirus, but rather the Vegemite. I can say that with certainty, having spent considerable time in Australia, where I was pranked into trying that evil Soylent Green
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Reply 24 - Posted by: PeasantNumberThree 3/15/2020 2:46:32 PM (No. 347237)
I don't like Tom Hanks's politics, but think he is a good actor. I disagree with some about the Vegemite, though. I'd heard of it in the 1981 song Down Under, by Men At Work. But then I was sent to Oz a few years ago on a business trip and fell in love with the stuff. All Aussie mums feed it to their children like American moms feed their children peanut butter. It is salty (which I like), but is crawling with B-vitamins, since it is made from brewer's yeast. Two thumbs up for Vegemite!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 3/15/2020 3:27:57 PM (No. 347277)
Vegemite is that stuff that smells like someone scraped out the bottom of a compost bucket and said, "Hmm, I think I'll pulverize this and spread it on toast!!" Foul, nasty stuff!!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: RuckusTom 3/15/2020 4:49:45 PM (No. 347343)
Is Tom Hanks dead yet? Shouldn't he be? For God's sake. He got the flu ... er, Coronavirus!!! Here's hoping that the next time the common cold comes around we start reporting on everyone who gets the sniffles.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: bad-hair 3/15/2020 5:34:43 PM (No. 347378)
Tomorrow's news will be that Vegemite is a cure for coronavirus. Many of us will decide we'd rather die.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: DVC 3/15/2020 11:54:53 PM (No. 347636)
#21, read post #11, I wasn't kidding.
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