Wednesday Forum: February 12, 2014

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  1. Gab

    Banana’s the biggest herb

    Who comes up with this tosh? It’s a freakin’ fruit.

  2. Brian of Moorabbin

    The only herbs that should go on a pizza are basil (for a margherita), or oregano (on everything else)..

  3. JC

    You do have seafood on pizza. It’s unthinkable not to add anchovy to a Capricciosa.

  4. Fleeced

    Who comes up with this tosh? It’s a freakin’ fruit.

    About the only fruit I eat (aside from the technical fruits that aren’t really fruit, like tomato and avocado). I always consider the distinctions are somewhat arbitrary anyway.

  5. feelthebern

    Eating anchovies leads to other subversive behaviours.

  6. Tintarella di Luna

    I promised Mrs D thigh high boots for valentines day but she declined.

    Look, might I suggest that is a very good gift, especially if you wear them with a a very short skirt and a very low-cut blouse to interview the principal at the local primary school. It is just sooooo intimidating — doesn’t matter if the principal is a man or a female. Works a treat, they just don’t mess with you or your child. Of course you have to be reasonable, a Gosford skirt is de riguer

  7. Sinclair Davidson

    It’s unthinkable not to add anchovy to a Capricciosa.

    Or a super special.

  8. Oh come on

    Did Menzies use the spectre of communism as a wedge to stay in power? Perhaps, but I think the ALP’s own internal cleavage on the issue, and the subsequent split, did more to make the ALP unelectable for a generation than any strategy the coalition pursued. That’s not to say he didn’t handle the issue competently – but the communist association was primarily a self-inflicted wound of the ALP’s.

  9. brc

    Pineapple is a fruit. The plant is a herb.

    It’s actually a type of bromeliad. I grew two delicious pineapples this summer in the garden. Let them ripen on the plant until golden yellow and smelling like a pineapple should. Then I picked, cut them up and ate straight away, sharing a big plate at my Australia day party. Everyone loved them, super sweet and super juicy. I’ve discovered that dosing them with potash several times while they are growing really makes a difference.

  10. Gab

    Pizza without anchovies, olives, hot salami, bacon, mushrooms and capsicums is just not a pizza.

  11. harrys on the boat

    Shit, with all this talk I’m going to have to tell the mrs its pizza tonight.

  12. calli

    Bananas are a fruit. If you cut one longitudinally, you can see what remains of undeveloped seeds a trait which has been bred out.

    Bananas are propagated by division, once the parent plant fruits it dies, but it is surrounded by pups that can be cut off and replanted to give the next crop.

  13. Fleeced

    And for the record, I don’t mind pineapple on pizza, but it’s absence doesn’t bother me that greatly either, and it seems most people I eat pizza with don’t like it, so I rarely get it. I don’t quite understand the intense hatred of it though… anchovy on the other had *shudder*

    Oh, and olives are a fruit as well aren’t they? I like olives, but their taste can be overpowering on some pizza.

  14. Sinclair Davidson

    Gab – don’t forget the garlic and pineapple.

  15. JC

    Pizza without anchovies, olives, hot salami, bacon, mushrooms and capsicums is just not a pizza.

    Bacon? Please… what, you’re trying to turn it into English food. The two words, English and food should not go together without causing an earth quake as it’s against nature itself.

    Gab or anyone else .

    The best pizza in Australia, certainly Melbourne is at Doc… try the white mushroom one.

    I’m not exaggerating.

  16. Fleeced

    Look, might I suggest that is a very good gift, especially if you wear them with a a very short skirt and a very low-cut blouse to interview the principal at the local primary school

    I tried, but I just can’t picture Sinc wearing that…

  17. johanna

    Oh, just looked up the CCA presentation from 2012 for its annual results. A few highlights:

    – 13.3% increase in full year dividends

    – 373% increase in shareholder value since 2001 (ASK = 145%)

    etc, etc.

    Way down, they bleat that the dollar and decreasing demand for canned fruit is bad news for Ardmona.

    Here’s the link.

    I can’t believe that governments still fall for this three-card-trick, where failing subsidiaries of otherwise thriving companies are handed millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money.

  18. calli

    Olives are not only a fruit…they are also a drupe. I love these horticultural freds!

  19. Leo G

    Gerbil warming is about to hit the American south and north eastern seaboard in a huge way. Climate models accurately predicted this. – JC

    According to AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski …

    Meteorologist Alex So- snow- ski? Sure he’s not the one snowing?

  20. Lysander

    Did Menzies use the spectre of communism as a wedge to stay in power? Perhaps, but I think the ALP’s own internal cleavage on the issue, and the subsequent split, did more to make the ALP unelectable for a generation than any strategy the coalition pursued. That’s not to say he didn’t handle the issue competently – but the communist association was primarily a self-inflicted wound of the ALP’s.

    Not sure…but I’d like a pizza.

  21. JC

    You have to ignore the hipster straight off the boat Italian fucks that work there though as they’re arrogant shitheads who don’t realize they arrived here penniless and lucky to get through the turnstile at the equivalent of Ellis Island.

  22. Oh come on

    I’m always wary of people who make hard and fast rules about things like pizza.

    But you’re right – definitely no fruit, ever :)

    Seriously though, with a couple of exceptions I don’t like cooked fruit. Even in things like apple pies and so on. Cooking fruit destroys one of the best things about it – its texture. That’s just me though.

    On the whole I say go with whatever you reckon tastes good. I remember thinking how ridiculous a group of Yanks I knew sounded when they started expressing disgust for burgers with bacon and egg in them. Seriously? You think having bacon and egg in a burger makes it worse? Bullshit. Just being burger wankers.

  23. Gab

    Yeah well I like bacon on my pizza. I’m a wog so there. :P

    That restaurant is bookmarked now, JC. And it”s just ROUND THE CORNER FROM ANOTHER DECENT RESTAURANT IN uNIVERSITY lANE.

    Sorry about the caps, too lazy to re-type.

  24. brc

    I’m pleased with my work to reignite the pizza wars and get the blog host involved, lowering chances of a ceasefire being called.

  25. Fleeced

    Bacon? … The best pizza in Australia,

    You spent too long in the US, JC – I’m afraid I don’t trust your judgement. Aussie pizzas have shitloads of [almost] everything (plus bacon)… which is as it should be.

  26. Boy on a bike

    C.u.n. is the best Tea

    “Waiter! There is something fishy about this beverage”.

  27. Oh come on

    JC: what about pancetta? Ok on pizza?

    I like bacon on pizza. Beats the hell outta chicken.

  28. Gab

    I demand to know who turned this place into a food blog??!! Anyone seen IT?

  29. Sinclair Davidson

    I tried, but I just can’t picture Sinc wearing that…

    I can post a picture if you’d like.

  30. Fleeced

    I like bacon on pizza. Beats the hell outta chicken.

    Chicken, bacon and mushroom go so well together…

    Damn, I could go a pizza right now. This thread’s making me hungry.

  31. .

    One of the best mass produced pizzas is the white prosciutto from Crust.

    One of the best pizzas I’ve ever had I didn’t make has been a pepperoni from a local shop, and also their seafood, but they’ve shut down.

  32. Gab

    Sinclair, garlic is only allowed on a pizza when it’s a margherita.

  33. Oh come on

    Gab: it’s a pressure relief valve after this morning’s tetchiness.

  34. Fleeced

    I can post a picture if you’d like

    I dare you :)

  35. .

    Johanna its complete bullshit, they made 460 mn profit in their last year, they can jam any subsidies in their rear.

  36. JC

    OCO pancetta is fine. Bacon is sin against God. And no they aren’t the same thing.

    You spent too long in the US, JC – I’m afraid I don’t trust your judgement. Aussie pizzas have shitloads of [almost] everything (plus bacon)… which is as it should be.

    Actually not NY pizza. This place has the best pizza in the world and it was just around the corner where I lived. NY pizza are pretty decent.

    John Gotti apparently used to send a car to get him pizza there.
    https://www.google.com.au/maps/preview/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x89c258bc54b20029:0x1e6cb6a969711e47!2m5!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i100!3m1!7e1!4shttps://plus.google.com/118101596700706802641/photos?hl%3Den%26socfid%3Dweb:lu:kp:placepageimage%26socpid%3D1!5smimi%27s+pizza+nyc+-+Google+Search&sa=X&ei=73P8UuSgAofvkgWg2YGgBA&ved=0CLUBEKIqMAo

  37. Gab

    I can post a picture if you’d like.

    Go on then. I’ll add it to the one you gave me of you in a kilt.

  38. Carpe Jugulum

    Damn, I could go a pizza right now

    As long as there is no pineapple, count me in.

  39. Fleeced

    Johanna its complete bullshit, they made 460 mn profit in their last year, they can jam any subsidies in their rear.

    What piddling number of jobs will be “saved” by this anyway? Even if subsidies worked (not to mention, have an actual cost-effect elsewhere!), there would be many other companies that could be kept afloat and amply far more people for a fraction of the price.

    Hell, give the money to me – I’ll employ a bunch of telemarketers to call people and campaign for more subsidies. Money well spent, yeah?

  40. jumpnmcar

    I demand to know who turned this place into a food blog??!! Anyone seen IT?

    At least we no longer have sfb talkin about gentiles, their fluids and related paraphernalia.

  41. Gab

    lol I don’t think SFB ever spoke about gentiles, Jump.

  42. Fleeced

    As long as there is no pineapple, count me in.

    Can’t you just pick them off?

  43. Gab

    That would be a waste of resources, Fleeced.

  44. Tintarella Di Luna

    Sinclair Davidson
    #1188440, posted on February 13, 2014 at 6:25 pm
    I tried, but I just can’t picture Sinc wearing that…

    I can post a picture if you’d like.

    Sinc that would be an inspired move more effective still and a picture of the principal’s face could possibly serve as a deterrent for you know who

  45. jumpnmcar

    lol I don’t think SFB ever spoke about gentiles, Jump.

    lol indeed.
    ” Bloody iFingers !!!”

  46. Fleeced

    That would be a waste of resources, Fleeced.

    Think of it as a stimulus…

  47. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    this morning’s tetchiness.

    Bruce is still upset at the C-bomb wrist slap. Speak the truth to lies and distortions, Brucey, wherever you see them. This is an open blog.

    Now, my dear fellow (no matey, OK?), shall I make you an invigorating cup of International Roast?
    My Sainted Mother used to regard it as the height of sophisticated living. I can only follow her lead in proffering my olive branch to your hurt feelings.

  48. Fleeced

    Maybe that could be a government option for reducing unemployment: subsidising pizza makers to add toppings nobody actually wants.

    It could also help the local fruit growers…

  49. Makka

    “What piddling number of jobs will be “saved” by this anyway?

    Politician ones.

  50. “Serial monogamist. But thank you for asking.”

    You can dream though

    Not really. Sufficient to the day is the trouble thereof.

  51. Fleeced

    Politician ones.

    Honestly, I think they overestimate it.

    Sure, the public acts all concerned when asked, but I’m not convinced it’s a voting issue for them. Kinda like gay marriage – a lot of people say they support it, but not enough to change their vote…

    In this case though, a good sum will end up in union pockets – and from there to the ALP. It’s idiotic for Libs to support this mob.

  52. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    At least we no longer have sfb talkin about gentiles, their fluids and related paraphernalia.

    And I can flirt with the tradies without Stevie going spare on me. :)

  53. jumpnmcar

    Near all the best pizza shops up here got bought out but the ” big franchise ” rubbish.
    Still a great 1 in Blackwater though 6 months ago.
    Blackwaters only redeeming feature.

  54. Sinclair Davidson

    I’ll have to see if I can get off Mrs Ds phone. Be afraid …

  55. jumpnmcar

    And I can flirt with the tradies without Stevie going spare on me.

    We Tradies don’t see it as flirting, rather a natural response to the pheromones that accompany sweat.
    We never take advantage of our prey customers. :)

  56. Oh come on

    As a general guide, I like my topping to be relatively sparse yet tasty. Therefore individual toppings need to have strong or distinctive flavours. Cured meats and sausages are ideal for this, but plain chicken or beef slices/mince (???? never got this one) are a waste of valuable real estate IMO.

  57. We Tradies don’t see it as flirting, rather a natural response to the pheromones that accompany sweat.
    We never take advantage of our prey customers.

    Fresh sweat, boys.

    Always remember – fresh sweat.

  58. Brian of Moorabbin

    August 2013. Labor Treasurer Chris Bowen predicts the unemployment rate in 2014 under Labor’s policies:

    The mini-budget predicts unemployment will rise from 5.6 per cent to 6.25 per cent which would see the jobless queue climb from 709,000 to around 800,000.

    February 2014:

    The unemployment rate hit 6 per cent in January…

    Labor leader Bill Shorten:

    The Abbott government has got serious questions to answer… Over 60,000 full-time jobs have been lost since the Abbott Government was elected.

    Poor Billy…. He really does think people forgot what happened while they were in government, don’t they?

  59. johanna

    You have to wonder what is wrong with Nappy et al that they are not prepared to call out CCA, a very profitable company, on this.

    They are sending a signal to every company in Victoria: hive off your unprofitable bits and then call for Government assistance when they fail.

    Bingo – an extra $22M in the till!

    Disgusting.

  60. lotocoti

    One of the best pizzas …

    Was a joint down Sans Souci way, thirty years ago.
    The excellent quality for low, low prices had nothing to do with a scheme to legitimise profits from any sort of alternative pharmaceutical marketing business.

  61. candy

    They are sending a signal to every company in Victoria: hive off your unprofitable bits and then call for Government assistance when they fail.

    It would seem to set a precedent. Do they help out the Alcoa smelter too?

  62. Brian of Moorabbin

    TASMANIA looks set to have a majority Liberal government on March 15, according to the first independent poll published since the state election was called.

    The EMRS poll published on Thursday puts Liberal support at 50 per cent to Labor’s 23 and the Greens’ 17 when undecided voters are excluded.

    With the 23 per cent yet to make up their minds, Premier Lara Giddings’ government polls just 16 per cent to the Liberals’ 39 and Greens’ 14.

    Opposition leader Will Hodgman is preferred premier with 48 per cent, while Ms Giddings is polling just 21 and Greens leader Nick McKim 13.

    The poll is the first since Ms Giddings announced her party’s power-sharing arrangement with the Greens was over.

    But it was taken before the premier, who is also treasurer, announced a $450 million budget blowout over the next four years.

    I expect that might have some effect on Labor’s poll numbers in the next survey….

  63. jumpnmcar

    Thin based pizza only.
    I often get vegetarian with double prawns.

  64. candy

    Cured meats and sausages are ideal for this

    Salami and pepperoni are perfect, the old favourites are best.

  65. Brian of Moorabbin

    I find it a pity that there’s nowhere that does Chicago ‘Deep dish’ pizza pies in melbounre (at least tha I know of)…

    Chicago Deepdish pie is best pizza.

  66. Infidel Tiger

    You have to wonder what is wrong with Nappy et al

    It’s the Liberal Party. A bigger collection of mouth breathing spivs would be impossible to find.

    The only balls they have are usually bouncing on their chins.

  67. Tal

    Diamonds are useful,you buy diamonds you don’t get stabbed

  68. Oh come on

    Sure it ain’t the same thing, JC. But I can see why people call it Italian bacon. Same bit of pork, both cured and smoked etc.

    If I’m eating crappy pizza, then I’m fine with bacon. If more suitable meats are available then I’d go with them.

    Speaking of crappy pizza, I had a Domino’s thin and crispy pepperoni pizza recently and was pleasantly surprised. The base was actually really good considering it’s Domino’s. Toppings were ok, nothing to write home about but the sausage was nice and crispy. And it was only $5. If you must have Domino’s, always get the thin and crispy base. It actually is thin and crispy, and it beats the absolute hell out of the disgustingly oily deep pan base. Haven’t had that for 15 years. Horrendous.

  69. candy

    That deep dish pizza looks hideous Brian, really hideous.

  70. Brian of Moorabbin

    But it tastes oh so good candy

  71. Infidel Tiger

    Chicago Deepdish pie is best pizza.

    I reckon it’s disgusting. Tastes like a bowl of tomato paste with some cheese.

  72. calli

    Brian, that thing is evil incarnate.

  73. mizaris

    Pizza and fresh Tradie sweat – one of my FAVOURITE combinations!!!!

  74. Carpe Jugulum

    Chicago Deepdish pie is best pizza.

    Sweet cheeses on a bicycle you actually put that abomination in your mouth? Keerist it looks like..i don’t know, but it’s feral.

  75. Senile Old Guy

    Sorry, for me and mine it is deep dish every time.

  76. JimdD

    Spud’s scum and ordinarily not worth commenting on. It bullshits most of the time, tells outright lies sometimes and occasionally directly discredits the integrity and honesty of others via bland but incorrect refute of statements of fact that it obviously has no knowledge about.
    That said, todays’ goings on do prompt comment.
    Whatever jackboots and jodphurs’ motivation in supposedly writing to 7RAR Association re Spuds’ rants on Catallaxy about its’ military experience, I (Army service 1962 to 1969 ) say good on the young copper for calling it out but suggest he ignore the intellectually impaired terror from Toowoomba.
    [Edited - let's all keep calm. Sinc]

  77. JC

    Rabz

    There’s no good food joints in Sydney.

  78. candy

    Keerist it looks like..i don’t know, but it’s feral.

    Like something squished in the middle of the road?

  79. Tintarella Di Luna

    Just having pizza Bianca with olives , garlic and anchovies Mario’s at Croydon extensive menu and great pastas

  80. Gab

    Ahahahahaha, Candy. Deep dish pizza looks like road kill. That’s very funny.

    (Sorry, Brian).

  81. johanna

    Candy, good point about the smelter. I don’t know much about it. Perhaps some locals could enlighten us?

    But I return to my original question – why would any government allow themselves to be blackmailed into giving public money to a very profitable company instead of calling them out? Are there wheels within wheels?

  82. Dan

    FMD

    The boss lobs in for a yak and conversation turns to food and lifestyle

  83. jumpnmcar

    Pizza and fresh Tradie sweat – one of my FAVOURITE combinations!!!!

    I bet you say that to all the boys. ( movie quote credit )

  84. Rabz

    There’s no good food joints in Sydney.

    Marilyna’s is an exception.

  85. Sinclair Davidson

    That’s not a pizza, that’s a quiche.

  86. Infidel Tiger

    Grill’d Burgers are the most over rated pieces of crap.

    If they opened a Grill’d in the US it would be closed in a week.

  87. Gab

    Where’s ya photo then, Sniclair?

  88. feelthebern

    I for one would like to know what a socialist likes on their pizza?
    Are you out there, Hammy ?

  89. jumpnmcar

    Sniclair?

    lol , but is he a gentile ?

    ” Bloody iFingers!!!!” :)

  90. Oh come on

    That Chicago thing could be nice I spose, if the filling’s done right…but it’s not really pizza, is it? It’s a pie. And not a pizza pie. Like saying ‘roast beef casserole’. It can’t exist as a single dish. The nature of each dish means they cannot be combined – either the casserole or roast beef aspect must dominate the other to a point whereby the other becomes unrecognisable.

  91. Infidel Tiger

    I for one would like to know what a socialist likes on their pizza?

    Other people’s toppings.

  92. JC

    I for one would like to know what a socialist likes on their pizza?
    Are you out there, Hammy ?

    Margarita’s definitely.

  93. feelthebern

    Hammy would waste a lot, I imagine.
    As socialists do.

  94. feelthebern

    He wouldn’t say thank you for receiving a piece of some one else’s pizza either.

  95. Oh come on

    I for one would like to know what a socialist likes on their pizza?

    Whatever they like on pizzas in Europe. And of course, with pizza being a social commodity, it’s provided by society.

  96. feelthebern

    And once he had a slice, he’d just expect it to keep on coming.

  97. Fleeced

    Grill’d Burgers are the most over rated pieces of crap.

    The burgers are actually pretty nice, IMO – but yeah, they’re way overrated… and way overpriced. And then they charge extra for chips… then extra again for sauce to dip them in… and it’s full of hipsters. And they give you this gay little bottle cap to put in a box so that they donate to a “charity of your choice” or some crap… yuk. Filthy hipsters.

  98. feelthebern

    And then when the person providing the pizza gets their back up, he’d call them abbott666.

  99. feelthebern

    Numbers can’t have pizza.
    Reminds him of ‘nam.
    Most things do.

  100. Gab

    And when finished, he’d live the pizza place expecting someone else to subsidise the bill.

  101. jumpnmcar

    Do the Japanese have McMinke burgers ?

  102. Oh come on

    What do they fill those Chicago pies with? How could they be sliced and served? Wouldn’t the filling be sloppy and run everywhere when it’s sliced and an attempt is made to serve it? Or is it thick enough for it not to be runny? If so, what’s it thickened with? Sounds awfully heavy to me.

  103. calli

    The pizza joint of my yoof. They’ve gone upmarket though…it used to be a guy twirling dough in the window.

  104. candy

    If so, what’s it thickened with? Sounds awfully heavy to me.

    Maybe it’s bound with egg, like a quiche. But it would lose its essential pizza nature.

  105. Oh come on

    Minke whales – cockroaches of the sea.

    Save Perth swimmers – shoot a shark.

    Flake is fantastic.

    I’ve recently enjoyed outraging a group of leftists with these slogans.

  106. JC

    Calli

    Only an Italian should make pizzas. Putting Pizza with Leb food is disgusting.

    Only Greeks should be making burgers and Fish&Chips

  107. Oh come on

    It lost its essential pizza nature when it became a pie, Candy. If you’re right about the egg filling, then Sinc is absolutely correct in calling it a quiche.

  108. Fleeced

    Is this real life?

    Five Michael Jackson fans have won symbolic damages of €1 each as a French court agreed that they had suffered “emotional damage” from the pop star’s death.

    Played out in a court in the city of Orléans, the unusual case saw 34 fans suing Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, who was jailed in 2011 over the singer’s death from an overdose, for the suffering they said they had endured.

    The court ruled on Tuesday that five of the plaintiffs – two from France, two from Switzerland and one from Belgium – had proven emotional suffering from Jackson’s death.

    Their lawyer, Emmanuel Ludot, told AFP: “As far as I know, this is the first time in the world that the notion of emotional damage in connection with a pop star has been recognised.”

    He praised the plaintiffs for “going through with the process despite the sneers” it had aroused. He said they had proven their suffering “with the help of witness statements and medical certificates”.

  109. johanna

    Well, while we’re all FBing, reminder that “Sherlock” is on at 9.10pm.

    Mind you, in the first (excellent) series, Sherlock was a sort of autistic idiot savant, much like the original in the novels. They seem to have softened him down for this series, which is a great pity. A caring, sharing Sherlock Holmes – what a travesty!

  110. calli

    Nah, JC. Back in the day (70′s), Willoughby was full of Italians (probably still is). And the guys who owned the shop cottoned on really quickly…best pizza I’ve ever had. These days, who knows?

  111. Sinclair Davidson

    A slogan to annoy lefties ” Earth First – we’ll mine the other planets later”.

  112. Fleeced

    Only an Italian should make pizzas. Putting Pizza with Leb food is disgusting.

    Italians? LOL – they couldn’t do decent pizza toppings if their life depended on it. They’re like the Chinese, who had gunpowder but weren’t getting “bang for buck” so to speak – and needed someone else to show its full potential.

  113. Carpe Jugulum

    A slogan to annoy lefties ” Earth First – we’ll mine the other planets later”.

    I’m pinching that.

  114. Gab

    I blame Tal.

    Tal
    #1188091, posted on February 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Won’t be long now,the pineapple on pizza fight

  115. Oh come on

    Don’t forget Iowahawk’s awesome ‘Everyone’s favourite MILF – Mother Earth!’

  116. Fleeced

    Mind you, in the first (excellent) series

    What was excellent about it? There were only three movie length eps. The first was good. The second OK. The third had absolutely no point, ending in a cliff-hanger which rendered the entire ep pointless – a cliff-hanger which itself was rendered pointless in the opening scene of season two.

    Does it get better? It would have to, I guess – but I don’t understand its cult following.

  117. Worstall on how robots will make us all filthy rich (by making everything much cheaper) and all the benefits won’t be captured by the rich.

    Link

  118. calli

    Forgot to add, the original owners weren’t Lebanese, but Armenians. Like the MP for North Sydney.

  119. Beef

    Price – Bolts friend Sinclair Davidson coming up…..Musta missed that Cat presser

  120. Leigh Lowe

    He wasn’t allowed to see his kid because he was a psychopath.

    Well, he certainly turned out to be one Leigh, so you are right about him.
    I just wouldn’t like to tar all men with that same brush.

    I am just tarring one with the brush here.
    And the apologist shit about the Family Court is sickening.
    There. Is. No. Excuse. None. Ever.

  121. Sinclair Davidson

    Thanks Beef -on in a couple of minutes. Got 5 min notice.

  122. Leo G

    I for one would like to know what a socialist likes on their pizza?

    Any loyal party member will tell you nothing tops a centrally panned pizza.
    Proletariat pizza toppings are for talking about not for eating.

  123. Grigory M

    Gourmet Pizza for Sydneysiders only.

    Gourmet Pizza Kitchen

    Java, New Orleans, and Kathmandhu are delicious.

  124. johanna

    Sinc, that slogan was a footer on a poster on the Debunkers website (can’t remember who the poster was) many years ago.

    It’s a good one, though.

  125. Gab

    Sincliar, if you’re on the radio remember:

    it’s hy-per-bo-leee and Dolly Shorten.

  126. Beef

    Got 5 min notice.

    Love your availability, tell it like it is. :)

  127. Bons

    Husband worked in the coffee industry in PNG in the 80′s. You don’t want to know what else has been in those beans.
    GOROKA GOLD! I used to bring it home in 5kg packs. Stick it in the freezer, roast it a little longer and it was gold. No doubt, the beloved by Australian Left failures, ‘Fair Trade’, has subsequently destroyed their market.

  128. ev425128

    Great OT here people (apart from the bumpy middle session). Many LOL moments, especially from the usually silent owner of this place. When you lot let off steam it is a hoot – usually restricted to the Q&A threads.

    On the “presents for the other half” front, I get pretty close to JC and the vacuum cleaner. On the night of my wife’s 50th I took her out…

    …to get our tax returns done.

    Please resume normal transmission.

  129. Coffee beans in PNG. Brewing up in large concrete vats. Drying out in the open on tarps, dogs lazing around on them. Roasted using their own husks as fuel.

    Of course the real money was made from the weeds that grew under the coffee plants.

  130. Rabz

    Smith loses concentration and gets out just after bringing up his ton.

  131. calli

    Goroka Coffee Producers used to do a vacuum sealed pack. I brought home a case of the stuff when we went pinis. I just ignored my dear one’s comments about the rats in the warehouse and enjoyed…

  132. Bons

    Mr Numbers, you truly are a fool. I too was drafted straight out of Uni ( in your case, I understand that it was St Ursula’s Primary).
    They taught me to fly – led to a great career.
    Perhaps y0u could have done better than opting for being a Q Store clerk. BUT Q Store Clerk – public sector teacher, – I detect a pattern of insecurity and lack of manliness.

  133. Gab

    Well done, Sinclair. Lefty heads exploding everywhere but everyone else says: SD for PM :)
    (Just don’t tell Morrison I said that).

  134. Rabz

    Great it’s (currently) a mini collapse.

  135. I lived about an hour from Goroka – was on the way back home from there the one time I got shot while up there.

    Also remember stopping at one of the hotels there to clean up after coming down off Wilhelm. Sunrise at 15,000 ft, view to the coast in both directions. Interlocking valleys off into the distance.

    Also remember the Australian Rugby League team playing there and getting tear gassed in the name of crowd control. Classic.

    Lot of coffee all through that area.

  136. feelthebern

    Still no Hammy.
    I demand to know what he has on his pizza.

    We know numbers doesn’t eat pizza.
    Monty eats everything (like dolly shorten).
    No one makes good pizza in Brisbane so SFB doesn’t eat it either.

  137. lotocoti

    Hands up who wasn’t surprised a lawyer would take umbrage at reducing red tape.

  138. Beef

    Good segment Sinclair. Got a great wrap for this blog from Bolt. Beware the influx?

  139. Brian of Moorabbin

    for those querying the construction etc of a Chicago-style deep dish pizza pie, watch the Man versus Food explanation…

  140. Beef

    Hands up who wasn’t surprised a lawyer would take umbrage at reducing red tape.

    What a fuck wit he was. Sinclair asked for 5 general point if he had carte blanche. Then we get knobshine lefty lawyer arguing against his own straw man fine details of the point. Sheeech

  141. steve of glasshouse

    Best pizzas from a mate who has his own wood fired oven. Dough is made on the day

  142. Tal

    The Oscars are coming up I want a frock thread Sinc

  143. JimdD

    Well Test indicates one is not totally banned but raises a serious enquiry as to why one was / is in moderation over a really accurate assessment of a blatant bullshit artist who’s been afforded the opportunity to re iterate its’……. get fucked Davidson.

  144. steve of glasshouse

    Just in case you’re wondering, it’s a full moon tonight

  145. Gab

    Just in case you’re wondering, it’s a full moon tonight

    That explains it.

  146. Brian of Moorabbin

    Well Test indicates one is not totally banned but raises a serious enquiry as to why one was / is in moderation

    JimdD, if you mean you’re post at 7.21pm, I can see it.

  147. Brian of Moorabbin

    *your post, not you’re… >_<

  148. feelthebern

    Is JimdD like SteveC?

  149. calli

    First thunderstorm for the year in Sydney tonight…can’t see the moon but I’ll take your word for it.

  150. egg_

    Still no Hammy.
    I demand to know what he has on his pizza.
    … Monty eats everything (like dolly shorten).

    Dolly probably has a Pizza Hut as the topping on his pizza?

  151. nic

    From the SMH:

    The arrest came as Blacktown police led a “harmony walk” through the suburb on Thursday night in a show of unity with leaders from the African and Pacific islander communities, who feared the incident may inflame racial tensions.

    Friends and family of the victim, who is of Pacific islander background, had vowed on social media to stab and kill Africans in Doonside.

    Hope the ‘harmony walk’ works.

  152. Sinclair Davidson

    JimdD – before you go overboard always read the instructions.

    Alas it just wasn’t meant to be.

  153. Notafan

    Chicago pizza is the pits, a lava flow of tasteless melted cheese.
    New York is better I went to one near Penn Station that seems to have a few star clients but Melbourne is the best.

  154. Most Pacific Islanders I know are a “bit stirry” when one of their teenage girls is raped by an outsider, and are pretty keen on retribution against anyone in the racial group that carried out the rape.

    But a Harmony Walk is usually all it takes to calm them down & make them placid again.

  155. Brian of Moorabbin

    Three quarter time at Etihad Stadium in the NAB Cup game between Hawthorn and Brisbane.

    Hawthorn 1.18.9 (126) to Brisbane 0.1.4 (10)

    Sam Mitchell has been outstanding with 24 disposals and Jack Gunston the star up forward with five goals.

  156. Grigory M

    First thunderstorm for the year in Sydney tonight…can’t see the moon but I’ll take your word for it.

    calli – waxing gibbous tonight. Full moon Saturday 15 Feb.

  157. blogstrop

    There’s really someone called Gunston?

  158. egg_

    ” Earth First – we’ll mine the other planets later”.

    Yup, methinks the current Lunar exploration has a commercial aspect.

  159. Armadillo

    Well, went away to have dinner and caught the last part of Bolt/Price. The last two callers were ‘yeah, well I agree with what Sinclair said’. Was wondering to myself, surely it wouldn’t be ‘The Doomlord’? Last time I looked he was on the Cat talking about pizza. I think Gab’s right, he’s becoming a bit of a media slut (and the references to long boots are a bit of a worry). He should have at least mentioned his feet were way too large to fit into them.

    I had lamb by the way like a true patriot (pizza – pffttt….).

  160. johanna

    Sorry to be pedantic, but it depends where you are whether it’s a full moon or not.

    Anyway, speaking of weather, the days are now getting shorter by 1 minute at each end of the day here, and it’s accelerating – thank goodness.

    For the first time in a couple of weeks, there are days under 30C in the forecast, and perhaps some rain.

    Yeah, I know, weather freaks are a bit strange. But I bet that I am not the only person here who is interested in the skies (Mars is big tonight) and related matters.

    Otherwise, I will skulk into a corner with my tail between my legs (NOT) :)

  161. Hawthorn 1.18.9 (126) to Brisbane 0.1.4 (10)

    AHA! I knew it! There are FOUR numbers in the score of an Ozzi Rules game. This settles a discussion held one tea time in high school. The other kid was wrong when he said there was only three numbers. (Now all I gotta do is work out what the numbers mean)

  162. Brian of Moorabbin

    blog,

    Yes, Jack Gunston (not Norman)

  163. egg_

    (Mars is big tonight)

    And Venus is glowing?

  164. Brian of Moorabbin

    AHA! I knew it! There are FOUR numbers in the score of an Ozzi Rules game. This settles a discussion held one tea time in high school. The other kid was wrong when he said there was only three numbers. (Now all I gotta do is work out what the numbers mean)

    You’re both right, in a sense Steve.

    Regular season only has three numbers (Goals, Behinds, Total)

    NAB Cup (Preseaon) introduces ‘Super Goals’ (kicked from outside the 50 metre arc and worth 9 points, instead of 6 points), and is then SuperGoals, Goals, Behinds, Total.

    Heance Hawthorn’s score is 1 Super Goal (9) + 18 Goals (18 x 6 = 108) + 9 Behinds (9) equals 126 (Total)

  165. Sinclair Davidson

    In the pre-season there are 4 numbers. The first indicating the number of super goals, the second the number of regular goals and the third the number of behinds. The last number is the actual score. In the regular season there are no super goals, so only 3 numbers.

  166. Brian of Moorabbin

    Also Steve, the ‘SuperGoal’ idea was introduced in 2003, so unless you’re only not long out of High School……

  167. Brian of Moorabbin

    That’s what I said Sinc…. ;)

  168. Grigory M

    Sorry to be pedantic, but it depends where you are whether it’s a full moon or not.

    No problem being pedantic, johanna. Anywhere in Australia – waxing gibbous tonight, full moon Sat 15 Feb.

  169. boy on a bike

    Best pizza place used to be Chelsea Pizza in Nedlands. You’d stagger out of the pub behind the pizza shop, order a Hawaiian, and within minutes, the roof of your mouth would be blistered from the lava like topping of the pizza. The only cure was to drink more beer.

  170. calli

    And Venus is glowing?

    And Cygnus’ progeny has spoken! G’day Egg (as it seems to be a f’bk evening).

  171. Motelier

    So here i skid into the Open thread and find all this face bookish comments about what is the best pizza.

    And here I thought that this was a blog that I could get some knowledge peoples.

    “Pizza is Pizza peoples.” Order what you want and enjoy. I heard the other day that the local Pizza Hut franchise has gone belly-up. How the f*ck does a fast food franchise go belly-up?

    Brian of Morrabin, good work on Numbers today. My FIL reads the cat now but does not post, as he only has months to go. He does not want to get involved to deeply. His stories and experiences of Vietnam usually put Numbers in the wrong.

    JC as long as your puppy loves you give it the best of care. Mrs M’s and my puppy raised 2 very well rounded “right leaning” adults. Give it care.

    Now I am over the facebook stuff.

  172. Brian of Moorabbin
    (Mars is big tonight)

    And Venus is glowing?

    Is Mercury rising?

  173. JC

    LOL.. JimmyD has a brain explosion on a full moon. Well done, jimmyD.

  174. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Saturday’s full moon.

    I just stick my head out the door and to the north I can hear them, Swan and Krudd; and to the west, echoing from the distant hills, Numbers… all three of them, baying.

  175. Fleeced

    (Mars is big tonight)

    And Venus is glowing?

    Is Mercury rising?

    There’s probably a joke to be made about Uranus, but I can’t think of one… so, recall a previous joke someone said about Uranus, and pretend I just said it.

  176. Infidel tiger

    Best pizza place used to be Chelsea Pizza in Nedlands. You’d stagger out of the pub behind the pizza shop, order a Hawaiian, and within minutes, the roof of your mouth would be blistered from the lava like topping of the pizza. The only cure was to drink more beer.

    The pubs gone but the pizzas are still the choice of every drunk and stoner in the western suburbs. Whatever they put on them gives me a terrible hangover.

  177. Gab

    Oi! Armadillo. I never called Sinclair a “media slut”. A media tart, maybe, but he’s not a “slut”. Please.

  178. Tal

    Yeah IT pizza toppings always cause hangovers

  179. Brian of Moorabbin

    Whatever they put on them gives me a terrible hangover.

    MSG… ;)

  180. Tal

    Oh he’s a slut alright Gab

  181. Tracey

    JC, I once had a cat who was perfectly okay until about 12 months of age when he suddenly developed periodic ataxia. The vet admitted he was pretty much flummoxed. It was distressing to see but never lasted too long and the cat eventually seemed to outgrow it. Maybe your pup is suffering something similar?

  182. Fleeced

    Yeah, I once had a kebab after a night drinking, and that caused a pretty bad hangover too… probably something in the seasoning.

  183. egg_

    Hi calli, yeah, egging ‘em on. ;)

  184. JC

    Dot

    You can still press Homer’s button over Skanky Ho. Unbelievable, but this incredible idiot has been going on about it for a decade now. He first came up with the definition of the Skank in 2004.

    nottrampisFebruary 13, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    JC you had no idea nor did that idiot Mark H…. how the urban dictionary was constructed.
    Mind you no-one over there understands how a dictionary is constructed.
    A pity you do not understand English!

  185. Gab

    LOL that may be the case, Tal, however I never called him that. :)

  186. egg_

    I for one would like to know what a socialist likes on their pizza?

    Other people’s toppings droppings.

    How it appeared on first sighting (but apt?).

  187. Tal

    He wears a mankini and now he wants thigh highs Gab,he has loose morals

  188. Armadillo

    A media tart, maybe, but he’s not a “slut”.

    Fair enough. I must have conflated the bit about the boots.

  189. JC

    Tal

    If I ever see him, i don’t think I’d be able to restrain myself from choking him.

  190. Gab

    Just teasing you, Armadillo :)

  191. calli

    The boots may be uncomfortable, but the mankini would be excruciating.

  192. candy

    Your icon colour is different, JC quite a pretty colour too.

  193. Gab

    Sometimes, the cross-conversations produce funny results.

    Tal
    #1188699, posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    He wears a mankini and now he wants thigh highs Gab,he has loose morals

    JC
    #1188702, posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Tal

    If I ever see him, i don’t think I’d be able to restrain myself from choking him.

  194. Sinclair Davidson

    He wears a mankini and now he wants thigh highs Gab,he has loose morals

    Is that bad? :)

  195. JC

    Why thanks Candy.. My gay designer chose it.

  196. Empire Strikes Back

    but the mankini would be excruciating.

    I had to wear one on NYE 2008 to honour a losing bet. I can confirm the mankini is an excruciatingly uncomfortable garment, but offers high comedic value for those observing the wearer.

  197. incoherent rambler

    so only 3 numbers.

    One is bad enough.

  198. Gab

    Is that bad?

    Well yes, yes it is. Mankinis are soooo 2005.

  199. candy

    Why thanks Candy.. My gay designer chose it.

    I prefer your old one, but. If you don’t mind. It’s you.

  200. johanna

    Oh, you great lummoxes at the Cat, the wonders of the solar system are right above you, but you never look up.

    First thing is, stars twinkle, planets don’t.

    Mercury is a little red dot. Venus, as in the love songs, is a larger, bluish dot. Mars is a big orange dot. You would have to be blind to miss it. With a few moments’ research, you can watch the Space Station (containing humans) go by.

    Lift your eyes, Cats!

    As Sinc quoted, “Earth first – we can mine other planets later” (h/t somebody at Debunkers may years ago).

  201. calli

    And I’m sure your morals weren’t loose either, ESB.

  202. Cold-Hands

    Is JimdD like SteveC?

    With the double-D, more like Dolly I think…

  203. Tal

    Dolly would look fetching in a mankini

  204. egg_

    Dolly probably has a Pizza Hut as the topping on his pizza?

    But dreams of Kate Ellis?

  205. Huck

    I do not know, but suspect that many more aggrieved fathers kill themselves than their children.

    The number of suicides on the Melbourne Metro train network seem to peak around Fathers Day and Christmas. Most are male. Draw your own conclusions.

  206. Empire Strikes Back

    And I’m sure your morals weren’t loose either, ESB.

    Honouring contracts is essential to the integrity of a market economy calli. I didn’t have a choice.

    As for what else I might have got up to that night, well that’s an entirely different matter ;)

  207. Empire Strikes Back

    G’day Huck – how’s the new vocation treating you?

  208. H B Bear

    The pubs gone but the pizzas are still the choice of every drunk and stoner in the western suburbs.

    And that is just the QCs.

    Actually the best pizza is the Greek Lamb at Little Ceasar’s in Leederville – slow cooked lamb, caramelised onions, crumbled feta, olives, tzatziki and some other stuff. While it will offend purists I don’t care.

  209. JC

    Someone mentioned Kate Ellis, which made me think… twitter and so… “I had to”.

    @KateEllisMP Hey Kate, any chance showing to Parliament in this outfit?
    http://tinyurl.com/n5l5gcq
    I promise you’d be PM in no time.

  210. Huck

    Hi ESB, it’s all going well, thanks. There’s a lot of study involved and now I’m out driving with an OJT. The study combined with the shift work means that I really have trouble keeping up with the goings on at the Cat. By the time I get through reading 3 or 4 pages of comments, the threads have moved on and I’ve got nothing much to contribute. So, although my input is lacking, I’m lurking and keeping up to speed (slowly)!

  211. JC

    And ….

    @annabelcrabb Hey Annabel, will you be doing that ridiculous series this year where you roll in in 50s costumes. What’s with that crap?

    along with..

    @AlboMP hey Anthony, saw you had your front teeth fixed. Looks good. Mind telling me how much it cost as I’m thinking of getting mine done

  212. egg_

    Mercury is a little red dot. Venus, as in the love songs, is a larger, bluish dot. Mars is a big orange dot.

    Uranus is a brown dot?
    (On Fleeced’s behalf).
    Slinks off…

  213. Leigh Lowe

    Good god, man!
    People who use tea-bags, drink instant coffee, put pineapple on pizza and do not understand that cheese is only ever comes covered in muslin cloth.
    This blog is a veritable culinary shanty-town.

  214. Motelier

    So, although my input is lacking, I’m lurking and keeping up to speed (slowly)!

    Huck I know exactly how you feel.

  215. JC

    @JoeHockey Joe, that idiot Swan keeps quarter backing you on twitter. Just put the moron in his place as he’s annoying the entire country

  216. calli

    Johanna, watching Sherlock again…thanks for the tip. Just worked it out…change of the guard.

  217. Leigh Lowe

    Saturday’s full moon.

    I just stick my head out the door and to the north I can hear them, Swan and Krudd; and to the west, echoing from the distant hills, Numbers… all three of them, baying.

    Full moon again already?
    Must dust off the grass skirt and the maracas and build a bonfire.

  218. JC

    Small chance, but it may cause some fireworks.

    @senatormilne Hi Christine. There are constant reports SHY is conspiring to take your job or help Adam Bandt get it. Just thought I’d tell u

  219. Fleeced

    I think I’ll get the t shirt.

    Earth First sounds like some One Nation style party in a future sci-fi universe of interstellar travel.

  220. candy

    JC
    What’s your aim with the Twitter campaign?

  221. JC

    @AdamBandt Hi Adam. Heard on the grapvine, Christine made really disparaging remarks about u in a closed door speech to enviro activists

    and

    @sarahinthesen8 Sarah. Heard on grapevine Christine dissed you in a speech to some enviro group. Sounded really bad. Leadership change?

  222. johanna

    Calli, I’m spuriously attributing scant posting here to people watching Sherlock.

    After all, that sort of analysis should at least get me a job at Fauxfacts.

  223. Armadillo

    Someone mentioned Kate Ellis,

    Didn’t Kate get thrown out by Bronnie today? Only saw her back as she walked out the door. I couldn’t quite pick up Dolly’s line of sight, so I can’t be sure.

  224. incoherent rambler

    @senatormilne Hi Christine. There are constant reports SHY is conspiring to take your job or help Adam Bandt get it. Just thought I’d tell u

    Is that because SHY is the smart one of the trio?

  225. JC

    JC
    What’s your aim with the Twitter campaign?

    Absolutely no aim. Just shit stirring like always, candy.

  226. JC

    Candy

    Think of this… what if those three tweets to the trashs sparked a leadership spill and I was the cause of it. Wouldn’t that be side splitting funny? I know it’s a small chance, but with those idiots you dunno.

  227. Thanks for the football scoring lesson Brian, Sinclair. (I’ve been to wikipedia to learn a bit more). Good game, shame we don’t play it in my part of the world.

  228. candy

    Candy
    Think of this… what if those three tweets to the trashs sparked a leadership spill and I was the cause of it. Wouldn’t that be side splitting funny? I know it’s a small chance, but with those idiots you dunno.

    Yes it would unsettle them, but only if their polling had dipped considerably. Polls are the god of politics (these days). For example, as long as ALP is 50/50 they will not cooperate in parliament at all, same with Greens. Polls are everything.

  229. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    There. Is. No. Excuse. None. Ever.

    For killing your kid, I agree, Leigh. For getting hit on by the Family Court for violence and other things you didn’t do just because you are a man – well, this is one woman who says no to that. That’s what the discussion was about. Saw the news reports tonight on that kid killer – seems he was a far gone psych case and should have been in custodial psych care long ago. Thank you lefties for ‘care in the community’. And a big mwwwah (xx) to Brians for your under-appreciated role in handling such cases.

    Haven’t heard back from Brucey. Hope he’s happy with my olive branch offer of some excellent coffee from my big 2kg tin of it, kept for just such special cases as his. He really, really, wants to use Pickles’ best sort of T on this blog and I am merely doing my best to keep up standards and comply with the ‘educate’ and ‘inform’ section of our brief from Sinc. Rules are rules, Brucey, as I always tell the kids (no ADHD for my troops, and don’t think they haven’t tried; did you all see that program tonight on ABC? Rules are rules in our house and hugs come often). Dear me, where was I? I might have to invite Brucey to a home-cooked meal burnt with my own fair hand. Things can only get better between us after that.

  230. Steve D

    …and it’s good to round things off…

  231. Kev

    Mercury is a little red dot. Venus, as in the love songs, is a larger, bluish dot
    Sailing 100 miles off the NW coast at night and Venus was so bright she drew a line from the horizon to me – so bright that I first thought it was a bad moon rising.

    I look to the skies Johanna. Whenever I’m bush I always look for the Southern Cross to orient myself. Like old soldiers, old habits never die.

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