Australia is so dry

Australia Immigration and Water Shortage by Bearman CartoonsToday will be the last in my series of cartoons about Australia.  That is unless I think of something else inspiring before Wednesday.  If you look up the driest countries in the world, Australia doesn’t even pop up anywhere in the top.  But when you talk continents, Australia is the driest inhabited continent.  The prize for overall driest continent would be Antarctica but only a few people who want to do tortuous research live there.

This joke is actually a homage to our tour guide in the Daintree Rainforest who came up with this joke saying we love people to immigrate but please bring your own water.


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  1. Binky says:

    Australia is currently caught in a real heatwave with temperatures of 40C and over (100F+). I’m sure they would appreciate people bringing their own water supply.

  2. Colleen says:

    When I was there it was be under 30 and be a hairdresser, or if you are over 30 you have to have a net worth of $1,000,000 or more. (I.E. bring your own MONEY!)

  3. Tim Green says:

    I’ll just live off the beer!

  4. Bo Lumpkim says:

    That might account for all of their dry humor.

  5. lisleman says:

    It’s only dry in the middle. The edges are all wet.

  6. What if I bring some Fresca?

  7. duncanr says:

    Ah, water!

    The vagaries of the English language, eh?

    In Scotland, when we refer to a town or area of the country being ‘dry’ – we mean there are no pubs or shops where one can buy alcohol 😆

    • Jande says:

      That’s what I thought he meant at first, too. lol Then I realised he meant it in the geological sense.

      • Bearman says:

        No…water water.

        There are what we call “Dry Counties” in the states. Some places in the south that don’t allow the sale of alcohol. No wonder moonshine is still prevalent there.

  8. frigginloon says:

    The irony is they are trying to increase the population of a country that has no sustainability.

  9. Deb says:

    I like a dry climate, but I sure do get thirsty in them.

  10. J-Dotson says:

    Bearman did you happen to get to see any of the dust clouds that were shown coming in over the beaches while you were there?

  11. Sounds like that kangaroo is wishing he had been born a camel…

  12. I have heard Australia is also home to huge insects ewwwww lol

  13. Comedy Plus says:

    That’s a lot of water to tote over. I’m not thinking I’d like paying that freight either. I’ll try to drink the beer. How about that.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

  14. Jande says:

    I’ve been enjoying your cartoon travelog, Bearman. (yes I’ve been reading, just not having time to comment much)

    Did you pick up any of the Aussie accent while you were there?

    • Bearman says:

      The only thing I picked up that I’ll have to ask Susi and Loon about is constantly saying

      “Yeah Yeah Yeah” really fast as if to say, I understand what you mean now shut up.

  15. Gruhn says:

    It’s been very informative. Looks like its time for you to take a trip to another country for some more material!

  16. I suppose I could bring a snow lobe, but the water probably wouldn’t last too long!

  17. Tony McGurk says:

    Yes we would appreciate immigrants brinngin some water. It’s been very dry & we’ve had some really bad bushfires even here in Tasmania. My lawns are brown & dead at the moment. I planted a tree in the front yard on the weekend & I had such a battle digging a hole. The ground was so hard.

  18. If Antactica is so dry why does my fur keep getting wet when I lay in the snow???

  19. Bearman says:

    It is actually a desert but it is so cold that the snow stays on top of it. Very little precipitation each year.

  20. Mark Stokes says:

    Hence the dry wit!

  21. That was a good way to get people some knowledge and making it fun. i would have never know they are the driest continent

  22. Geoff says:

    Maybe a few crates of Castlemaine xxxx will suffice
    or if it is a naughty bunch of immigrants then just
    the xxx equivelent will have to do 🙂 😉

    Great work Bearman…

  23. DrFaust says:

    I live in melbourne and we’ve just (a year or so ago) come out of the biggest drought in recent history. Our water got down to 30% storage.

    The government got in a flap and spent several billion on pipelines and salt water converters then the rain fell and we are back up to 80%.

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