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Short Australian(?) horror story about... Pingles? Stay with me here.

Somewhere between 20 and 30 years ago in Australia, I read an anthology of horror stories. I'm pretty sure it was a specifically YA anthology (it wasn't very gruesome) and I think that the stories and authors were Australian. One of the stories was very elliptical, riffing on a sign that said something like "Pingles Parking", and ending with some unspecified but dreadful apocalypse at night, possibly involving parked cars and machinery actually being monsters (this being the hideous true meaning of "Pingles", or whatever the sign said). I think there was an illustration of a steam shovel silhouetted against the night sky. One of the final scenes featured the child protagonist's grandfather dying in bed, his skin "like paper" or "papery" or something. There may have been a lot of irony or misdirection that I completely failed to understand (like maybe it was all just about the horror of your grandfather dying, and there weren't any real monsters involved). MetaFilter, what was this story?
posted by No-sword on Mar 10, 2014 - 7 answers

Looking for Australian chocolate covered licorice

Where can I find black chocolate covered red licorice? It's big in Australia, but I'm in the US! [more inside]
posted by Pwoink on Dec 4, 2012 - 12 answers

Contemporary Australian Cinema

What are some really great contemporary Australian films that have been criminally overlooked? [more inside]
posted by fryman on Aug 27, 2010 - 44 answers

Help me identify this Australian university-set movie.

I saw this movie on TV at least 10 years ago, maybe more. The main character was a female university student. I think she had long dark hair. I THINK that the cast were primarily Australian, but not sure - probably American if not Australian. [more inside]
posted by Kirn on May 4, 2010 - 8 answers

An Australian iPhone in the US of A

I'm an Australian who is holidaying in the US and Canada in December -- from Sunday! I have an iPhone and I would like to know whether I can use it for 3G data while I'm there. [more inside]
posted by robcorr on Dec 2, 2009 - 8 answers

What to feed my guest from Australia?

What should I feed my Australian house guest? [more inside]
posted by shesbookish on Sep 30, 2008 - 49 answers

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