Open Forum: December 23, 2017

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  1. hzhousewife

    On another issue, what the hell is happening in Melbourne? St Kilda beach looks like a tip. Is the city turning savage or going Mardi Gras? It used to be so civilised.

    What amuses me most about the St Kilda Beach mess is that those responsible are almost all under 30’s. These are people who have been ear-bashed about rubbish disposal and pollution, and alcohol and drugs, all their lives by the education system and State Community Service advertising. Look at the result!

  2. Makka

    If you’re pining for Q&A it’s on this evening

    I’ll be watching catch up tv of Berlin Station , keeping up with how the devious yanks betray each other and the krauts as they back stab everyone and anyone on their way to their next promotion.

  3. JC

    Ronery’s aboriginal tourettes makes its first appearance over the festive season.

  4. Baldrick

    Ronery’s aboriginal tourettes makes its first appearance over the festive season.

    No JC, it’s a good piece by Jacinta Price. Worth a read.

  5. JC

    Makka

    They were advertising that show on the sides of NYC buses. What’s it about?
    They were also advert’ing a show called “The Good Doctor”, which I think is a series about a young doc with aspergers.

  6. JC

    Baldrick, it may be worth a read but, the lunatic is obsessed with them. Think of the good side side though. At least he wasn’t fulminating about them on Xmas day. A blessing 🙂

  7. Rae

    Eggs don’t boil. If they did they would explode.

    Eggs occasionally explode while being poached in my 1,100 watt microwave. They never explode in my 850 watt microwave.

  8. Robber Baron

    Bunnings. No where near as bad as Harvey Norman. But lots of Chinese. I barely recognize my country. It’s become a country of tribes.

  9. C.L.

    Trump: rest up today because there’s more winning to do …

    Donald J. [email protected]

    I hope everyone is having a great Christmas, then tomorrow it’s back to work in order to Make America Great Again (which is happening faster than anyone anticipated)!

  10. Stimpson J. Cat

    Having spent two years at home raising a small child

    So you’re a house husband.
    No wonder you are so grumpy.

  11. Baldrick

    I love this guy on Twitter:

    James Woods ✔ @RealJamesWoods
    Just the saddest Christmas greeting in history…

    Hillary Clinton ✔ @HillaryClinton
    Happy holidays! Text HOLIDAY to 47246 to hear a message from Hillary.

  12. C.L.

    ‘The Good Doctor’ is hilarious.
    He’s basically the snowflake generation’s Steve Austin.
    Only where the Six Million Dollar Man had his masculinity and strength increased a hundred-fold following his crash and burn as an astronaut, the Good Doctor comes to the rescue as a mincing gay Super-Autist who has no interest in sex, women, booze or sport; even his transgressions are guilt-free manifestations of his incredible asperges powers. He is today’s perfect man.

  13. Arky

    So you’re a house husband.
    No wonder you are so grumpy.

    ..
    Was.
    Back at work last two years.

  14. JC

    So it’s worth watching as a comedy.

  15. Stimpson J. Cat

    Was.
    Back at work last two years.

    It was two years ago?
    Then stop whining about it like a wamen.
    You did your job move on.
    You should be ecstatic to be back in a positive productive workforce full of sane well adjusted people with children’s best interests at heart.

  16. Geriatric Mayfly

    Not seen the Taliban Tarts before. What a comely and perfectly formed bevy of maidens they be. Wonder if they could be booked to follow on the heels of that Welcome to Country clap-trap, if the occasion is appropriate, acceptable, and not problematic. The crowd at the Grand Final would go wild.

  17. DrBeauGan

    For Johanna. And lovers of Victor Borge.

    https://youtu.be/_evCoEVaTQE

  18. Stimpson J. Cat

    ‘The Good Doctor’ is hilarious.

    This is what happens when you let hipsters molest Doogie Howser.

  19. Arky

    Shit Stimpson.
    Stop pouring that anti- balding cream on your scone.
    It’s corroding your brain.

  20. Arky

    And get laid.
    You’re kind of manic.
    Almost a womanly hysteria.

  21. Baldrick

    Semi-trailers used to protect shoppers from unspecified threats:

    Semi-trailers and concrete bollards have been used to block streets surrounding Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall, as thousands of shoppers swarmed the city for Boxing Day.
    The trucks were used as a protective measure to block vehicle access from streets surrounding Pitt Street Mall and the Queen Victoria Building. George, Market and Elizabeth Streets were all affected by the security measures.
    A New South Wales Police spokeswoman told SBS News that the traffic management and security measures were put in place “in light of the large number of people expected at Boxing Day sales”.
    “While there is no specific threat, NSW Police continue to urge the public to be vigilant and report anything that doesn’t look right,” she said.

  22. Geriatric Mayfly

    St Kilda area again. Strange, when the Jungle Bunnies put on a turn the police see nothing.

    Police from across the metropolitan area had to be brought in to control the mob.
    “What really disappoints Victoria Police is the level of intoxication that occurred here,” Insp Kelly said.
    “We’ve seen some incidents tonight that are really below the line.”

  23. Makka

    JC,

    It’s about a bunch of duplicitous bastards at the CIA HQ in Berlin, biggest CIA centre in mainland Europe , biggest office outside of London.

    Series 1 is all about a very cunning well connected CIA operative who works there. Having an attack of the guilts, he’s getting some payback from his waterboarding days in North Africa where he was providing residents for Gitmo. He’s a metrobisexual banging both male and female agents he runs and decides with the help of one of his previous tranny “clients” to take the CIA apart piece by piece by whistleblowing in a series of leaks from the inside to Algemiener Zietung. The krauts get on to him and convince him to turn his attention to Berlin Station and blow them out of the water, naming names and very dodgy dirty deeds. The krauts fucking hate the Americans so they are doing their utmost to destroy the CIA locally. This is all set amongst back stabbing, betrayal and open loathing that exists within Berlin Station from the Chief down. Langley sends over audit teams threatening to uncover all manner of dodgy extra curricular money making scams the Berlin Station lads are running , like paper employees and such, so they are shitting themselves. Jihadis and other moslem freaks are causing mayhem and operate sophisticated money laundering scams.

    A new spook from outside is brought in to find this whistleblower and he has to navigate this CIA sewer. He ends up banging No2 in kraut intel. No1 is a middle age queer and lives with Hansie. They both are trying for a family.

    Mossad are circling like vultures helping themselves to the carcasses being thrown over the walls.

    Srsly, if this depicts the state of the CIA then Trump has his work cut out for him.

  24. Pedro the Ignorant

    Did anyone do a welcome to country war dance at the MCG before the Test?

    Sleeping off yesterday’s excesses and missed the start of play.

  25. C.L.

    Apparently that beach riot began when local geriatrics rang police complaining about noisy youngsters with beers in public; the police showed up and started beating up women. They then copped a flurry of bottles, one of which connected to a midget officer’s scone.

    Amazing, isn’t it, how aggressive police are when the baddies are white teenagers having a drink?

  26. Jo Smyth

    So glad I never took the trouble to learn anything about Bitcoin. Seems I did myself and family a favour. Have enough trouble managing real money.

  27. stackja

    C.L. What’s the full story?

  28. Mater

    Apparently that beach riot began when local geriatrics rang police complaining about noisy youngsters with beers in public.

    Did the police give them advance notice of the call-out fee…or is that just Victoria?

  29. Fisky

    Arky, there are too many hatefilled harridans in the teaching profession now. They need to be replaced!

  30. C.L.

    I’ve seen the video of five girls being aggressively pushed over by police.
    If they copped bottles to the head in response, good.

  31. JC

    Srsly, if this depicts the state of the CIA then Trump has his work cut out for him.

    It wouldn’t be too far from reality judging by what’s flying out of the box at the FBI etc. Look, Trump will try hard to fix these agencies, but it’s too hard. It would be better to fire them all and start over.

  32. Infidel Tiger

    I just got stopped at an RBT and while I was blowing in the bag the missus leant round to talk to the kids. The fat lezzo walloper told her if she didn’t put her seat belt back on properly (she had put it under her shoulder so she could reach around) then we would receive a $550 fine.

    What a terrible country this is.

  33. Nick

    Amazing, isn’t it, how aggressive police are when the baddies are white teenagers having a drink?

    It’s true, Little Bay is surrounded by some expensive houses, but it’s the middle of nowhere and not a popular area.

  34. Jo Smyth

    Semi trailers and concrete protecting shoppers from being murdered. Wouldn’t it be easier to just get rid of the problem……oh I forgot, there isn’t a problem.

  35. johanna

    In the 1970s and 80s I frequented junk shops and bought heaps of china side plates for 20c each or less. I have a big stack of them. They are so beautiful, and fortunately nobody wanted them in those days.

    One of my faves (which I have six of) is this one. The cornflower design.

    The photos don’t do it justice. It is gorgeous.

  36. Infidel Tiger

    The police are now the enemy of righteous Australians. We need to start making their lives hell.

  37. Nick

    I just got stopped at an RBT and while I was blowing in the bag the missus leant round to talk to the kids. The fat lezzo walloper told her if she didn’t put her seat belt back on properly (she had put it under her shoulder so she could reach around) then we would receive a $550 fine.

    Had you been an African youth liberating kids of their possessions at the beach, nothing would have happened.

  38. C.L.

    What Trump has to do – to effect change – is ensure the top Wussia conspirators go to jail.
    McCabe telegraphed a wink-wink deal with Trump that he’ll resign and avoid any further trouble.
    So far it looks as though Trump has said “yeah, no” to that offer.

  39. calli

    Watched the previews for The Good Doctor and cringed. Why does the character speak like a robot?

  40. C.L.

    The police are now the enemy of righteous Australians. We need to start making their lives hell.

    Right.

  41. egg_

    The first hour as the bulk of the fleet race down the harbour, then clear the Heads, is still one the most spectacular sporting events on the planet today. And you can watch it for free.

    +1

    Forget the rest.

  42. Arky

    too many hatefilled harridans in the teaching profession now.

    I think there might be something to be said for single sex education.
    Co-ed is shitful for boys.

  43. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The fat lezzo walloper told her if she didn’t put her seat belt back on properly (she had put it under her shoulder so she could reach around) then we would receive a $550 fine.

    Las time, but one, I got breath tested – at 9 A.M……..- I would swear the walloper was a high school kid, wearing her mother’s police uniform.

  44. Infidel Tiger

    Co-ed is shitful for boys.

    That is exactly why the left are so in favour of it.

    Boys must be punished. Masculinity must be outlawed.

  45. Nick

    Modern Australia quiz:

    “While there is no specific threat, NSW Police continue to urge the public to be vigilant and report anything that doesn’t look right,” she said.

    What does the policeman mean by the phrase ‘doesn’t look right’?

    A) A person pretending to be homeless, using begged funds to buy ice
    B) Charity muggers on commission harassing shoppers
    C) A bearded man muttering to himself about Allah’s wrath upon the infidel
    D) A parent feeding their child Mc Donald’s and a Coke.

    The answer is of course option D, as the Police would never see the other options.

  46. Top Ender

    she’d be super-pissed if in the future she and her husband split, he remarried and went on to have kids with his new wife while she couldn’t do the same due to her age

    Know a couple of those.

    If they don’t get on the baby wagon they turn into embittered hags. Their looks go and unless they have a well-trained man on a lead already they can’t trap one.

    The older they get the more their babyless state angers them. This too is blamed on the world of men, because somehow they caused it.

  47. Arky

    Road Safety (Road Rules) (Seatbelts) Amendment Regulations 2008

    The Governor in Council makes the following Regulations:
    Dated: 11 December 2008
    Responsible Minister:
    TIM PALLAS
    Minister for Roads and Ports
    RYAN HEATH
    Clerk of the Executive Council
    ​1​Objective
    The objective of these Regulations is to clarify that it is not lawful for motor vehicles that are moving, or are stationary but not parked, to contain unrestrained passengers.
    ​2​Authorising provision
    These Regulations are made under section 95 of the Road Safety Act 1986.
    ​3​New items in Schedule 4
    In Schedule 4 to the Road Safety (Road Rules) Regulations 1999, after item 36 insert—​
    ​’37.​Rule 265 of the Road Rules is to be read as if there were substituted for rules 265(2), (3) and (4)—
    ​”(2)​Unless the passenger is exempt from wearing a seat belt under rule 267, the passenger must—
    ​(a)​​occupy a seating position fitted with a seatbelt; and
    ​(b)​wear the seatbelt properly adjusted and fastened.

    ..
    Not even a law passed by parliament.
    Our laws now are made by unelected busybody fuckwits and enforced by indoctrinated autists of the Dot class.

  48. johanna

    Thanks for the Victor Borge link, Dr BG. Not bad for an 80 year old.

    Here is something more in the line of what made him famous.

  49. Nick

    A Melbourne mayor says it will cost $18k to clean up St Kilda while in Sydney police condemn a beach party as ‘un-Australian’

    Hmm, I don’t recall hearing now much bollards cost nor repair costs associated with Grand Theft Islam V last week.

  50. Tom

    The police are now the enemy of righteous Australians.

    Anyone who doesn’t acknowledge this is part of the problem. But you have to concede that innocent civilians are now scared of police because we foolishly gave them a monopoly on the right to bear arms.

    John Howard has done more to destroy freedom in this country than any other national traitor.

  51. Infidel Tiger

    A Melbourne mayor says it will cost $18k to clean up St Kilda while in Sydney police condemn a beach party as ‘un-Australian’

    $18k?

    That sounds like bullshit squared.

  52. calli

    This too is blamed on the world of men, because somehow they caused it.

    And also turned on young mothers who can do nothing right.

  53. notafan

    Very nice Johanna

    Used to have cornflowers in my garden.

    They disappeared.

  54. Gab

    $18k?

    That sounds like bullshit squared.

    “Mates rates” takes on a different meaning when pollies are involved.

  55. calli

    Full day at double time and a half for around a dozen guys, truck and tip hire, meal allowance, travel allowance, hazard allowance.

    Come in spinner!

  56. John Constantine

    Now we have parked semi trailers and bollards to save us from the carjihadi, our elites can ramp up the mass importation of the Faithful this coming year.

    Another million imports and homebreedings and nobody will be able to speak against the fundamental transformation without being Salmaned in the old Rushdie.

    Our bollards and parked up semi trailers are the strength of the country our elites have been bribed to create for us.

    Keep mass importing Ponzi house renters, we can hire trucks to park up in their way, so they find it harder to kill us.

    What a brilliant idea Julie Bishop.

  57. Top Ender

    Part 2 of the article Zulu posted above.

    The demand-share principle is deeply ingrained, taught from the beginning of life. Sharing is deeply emotionally satisfying, but it excludes the ability to budget, to plan and invest in the future.

    Refusing to share can provoke verbal or physical assault. The acceptance of interpersonal violence in small-scale societies can lead to ferocious attacks on wives and to “granny bashing”, the young assaulting the old to obtain the means to finance addictions.

    Many Aboriginal families have found ways to cope with being generous to kin, proud of their identity but also budgeting to feed and house their families. Most in the remote communities and town camps are trapped in poverty because of unquestioning loyalty to tradition.

    Once, people lived in small family groups scattered across a vast country. Demand-share worked. Currently there is overcrowding and dangerous addiction. Addicts expect their kin to fund their addictions without question. This is disastrous.

    Klein is selective in the research findings she accepts. She cites the rise in crime in the Kimberley under the CDC trial but ignores the rising crime levels in Broome, Derby and Fitzroy Crossing, where the card has not been trialled.

    She does not know life in the regions where research has been carried out, or the culture lived there.

    However, senators Malarn­dirri McCarthy and Patrick Dodson do understand this culture. So why, then, do these Labor politicians take advice from inner-city green academics who likely have never set foot in a town camp or lived in a remote community — where women’s and children’s lives are in daily danger?

    They should both understand that the CDC helps recipients to combat their own addictions and allows them to say no to addicted kin. It helps them feed their children, and learn how to budget, and to pay their bills.

    I know this because I live among it. Because I regularly talk to women affected by alcohol abuse and violence — and because they tell me the basics card and the CDC make their lives safer.

    Jacinta Nampijinpa Price is an Alice Springs councillor and a research associate at the Centre for Independent Studies.

    Comments open at the Oz

  58. Boambee John

    “While there is no specific threat, NSW Police continue to urge the public to be vigilant and report anything that doesn’t look right,” she said.

    Like semi-trailers blocking the streets? Isn’t that obstruction of traffic?

  59. min

    Granddaughter starts internship in January and has just received roster. Starts at 8 am and finishes11pm . IThought hospitals had eliminated these long shifts.

  60. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #2594160, posted on December 26, 2017 at 5:26 pm
    A Melbourne mayor says it will cost $18k to clean up St Kilda while in Sydney police condemn a beach party as ‘un-Australian’

    $18k?

    That sounds like bullshit squared.

    I don’t think so. Penalty rates, OH&S review. It could easily escalate to 100K. 🙂

  61. johanna

    notafan, I have had the same experience with cornflowers. They come and go, for no apparent reason.

    Just buy some more seeds and start again. They are well worth it, IMO.

  62. struth

    The fat lezzo walloper told her if she didn’t put her seat belt back on properly (she had put it under her shoulder so she could reach around) then we would receive a $550 fine.

    If the car wasn’t moving I’d tell her to shove it and I’d see her in court.
    I would then suggest suing her personally for abuse of power or damages or stress caused by her either not knowing the road laws or actually deciding to harass you with fake laws.

    You cats may think that doesn’t work but I assure you it does.

    You ask for their name and number, the station they work from and then suggest that there better be an actual law they claim I am breaking or I will sue them personally for damages caused by either negligence on their part or their wilful criminal activity equivalent to fraud.

  63. Makka

    Addicts expect their kin to fund their addictions without question. This is disastrous.

    Disastrous for those doing the real funding – taxpayers.

  64. Boambee John

    Infidel Tiger
    #2594141, posted on December 26, 2017 at 5:10 pm
    I just got stopped at an RBT and while I was blowing in the bag the missus leant round to talk to the kids. The fat lezzo walloper told her if she didn’t put her seat belt back on properly (she had put it under her shoulder so she could reach around) then we would receive a $550 fine.

    I’m assuming the car was stationary (it would have been more fun if it was moving, lol). Was the engine still running? If you had switched off, I’m not sure what charge she could have brought.

  65. Infidel Tiger

    Cricket is going well. Warney now discussing using semen as hair gel.

    Stay classy Australia.

  66. Bruce in WA

    Leo G and OldOzzie … thanks very much for the explanation. Appreciated.

  67. Oh come on

    .

    No.
    Don’t just walk away from it.
    Drop the truth on her. Bigly.

    Oh sure I will probably end up doing something along those lines – not that it’ll do much good. Sometimes people are so far gone that it isn’t worth the hassle of hitting them with some hard truths in a way that will have a meaningful impact.

  68. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    during a chat a while back she said to me that she’d be super-pissed if in the future she and her husband split, he remarried and went on to have kids with his new wife while she couldn’t do the same due to her age. Well, um…yeah. Could happen. Could definitely happen.

    Hairy had no children by his first marriage in spite of trying and I knew in my heart he really wanted children – eventually. I was worried I was getting older and it might not happen, and I wanted babies, his babies. I also wanted to do parenthood properly, with someone who wouldn’t leave at the drop of a hat. That man was Hairy. When he and I met and married, I was in my mid-thirties, two babies already from my first marriage, and love conquered all. He said our love was perfect and we had plenty of time for babies, but I said tick tock. Given the distressing experiences of friends with IVF we’re both glad now that we went ahead quickly and made our babies alone in bed together. Way to go and much more fun too.

    Men do want children, very much. Nor is it just about having an heir, as Stimpy puts it, although that could be a factor. I guess I knew in my heart that a more fertile lady could well come along and blandish Hairy after a few years if I didn’t give him a child. He was and is a good stepfather, and he may not have gone, as men do stay in childless marriages for the sake of love, but there is always a heightened risk then of the Henry VIII syndrome – the younger and fertile wife. Stepchildren can be a boon, but they can also make things more difficult if there are no natural children of the marriage.

  69. johanna

    OCO, I lost an almost lifelong friend over climate change. She said that she couldn’t be friends with a ‘denier.’

    Que sera, sera. C’est la vie. And all that.

    It still hurts, though. After being close friends for nearly forty years, she threw it all away for bullshit.

    Leftism is cancer.

  70. Nick

    Any comment from either the police or Sydney Council as to the cost of parking semi trailers in the city?
    Didn’t think so.

  71. struth

    The Governor in Council makes the following Regulations:

    This is not a law.
    It is a regulation.
    States are rogue elements and get away with all sorts of shit, but many cops have no idea about this.
    I always remember was sort of unquestioning, conformist mind the copper you are dealing with probably has.
    They aren’t that bright, many of them
    Anything that is not passed in the states parliament are not laws.
    There would be no need for parliament if that’s the case.
    We are living under a complete authoritarian dictatorship if that is the case.
    So, sow the seed of doubt with the threat of legal action against he/she personally.

  72. Nick

    Cricket is going well. Warney now discussing using semen as hair gel.

    Just so long as it’s not Bill Lawry’s

  73. Oh come on

    What really disappoints Victoria Police is the level of intoxication that occurred here,” Insp Kelly said.

    Awww duh powice are vewwy vewwy disappointed. Who gives a fucking shit. I think the most obnoxious xunts are those pricks who go on TV to broadcast the police force’s expectations of community behaviour at events like the Australia Day fireworks. Last year it was something like “by all means, go out, have some fun and behave yourselves”. Get a dog up ya.

  74. JC

    Doc

    FWIW I sold my long Aussie position this morning and went short looking to add either just below here (7720) or 7760 with a stop at 7805 if it trades there for longer than an hour.

    I reckon asset markets drop early new year as there’s too much enthusiasm.

  75. C.L.

    Sydney police condemn a beach party as ‘un-Australian’

    Why, were they having fun or something?
    Since when do police “condemn” things, by the way?
    Collar burglars and keep the roads clear, dickheads. Otherwise, keep your mouths shut.

  76. struth

    As happens in all socialist shitholes the cops become the thugs of authoritarian government.
    That is happening in Britain, Germany and here as well.

    They have already completely overstepped their power, and talking about too much alcohol consumption is none of their business.
    None whatsoever.
    Many people are the nicest, most gushing, loving , peaceful happy people when they are off their tits completely.
    They might make idiots of themselves, but that has f… all to do with cops.
    Cops charging Milo, who was doing nothing against the law because he is the political opposite of their bosses shows you how bad it is.
    The blatant harassment of the general public while turning a blind eye to others shows you.
    The lying statements in the very face of opposing elements.
    When A Mussie runs over people and states he did it because of the west’s treatment of mussies, and the cop stares a TV camera and a nation squarely in the eye and says they can’t find a connection to Muslim terrorists, we have a problem.
    The good ones like BoM are quitting and getting out.
    They arm themselves like they are going to war with a defenceless public because they view the public as an enemy not a population who they are charged with protecting.

  77. calli

    Sydney police condemn a beach party as ‘un-Australian’

    Because it was full of Pommie backpackers trashing a beach?

  78. Gab

    Since when is a beach party “un-Australian”?

  79. struth

    Sydney police condemn a beach party as ‘un-Australian’

    They flood us with foreigners and complain of “un Australian”?

    FMD.
    The white ones amongst them were tourists from other countries who were under the illusion we are still a free country.

  80. johanna

    A bunch of people go to the beach and have a party. No violence, just music and dancing.

    This has to be stopped, apparently it’s ‘un-Australian.’

    FMD.

    Not my Australia, dickheads. Wasn’t there any real crime going on that you should be stopping? If not, at least 50% of you should be sacked as surplus to requirements.

  81. struth

    Could you imagine the V day street celebrations with today’s cops on the beat?

  82. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    When we got back from watching the boat race I decided, as is my wont, to have a relaxing bath fer me aching limbs, so active yesterday in the kitchen. I also decided to use the soft bag of ‘bath milk’ given to me for Christmas by a young adolescent whom I believe may have lifted it from the back of his mother’s cupboard where she has stored many long-forgotten bath presents, so that he could save money on my present. I know this because she is a friend of mine and told me so, hoping no-one gave her any more bath products, an emotion a less generous person than I might also share. Removing the battered price tag of $18.50, I tossed the lot into my steaming bath, dropped my dressing gown like Lady Godiva, and immersed myself in what was turning out to be an infusion of ancient rose petals, ground rosemary and congealed buttermilk. The buttery stuff was congealing along the meniscus of the bath water and the bath very scientifically. Archimedes principle was also operating so the bath overflow went into motion, only to become clogged with ancient rose petals, the dried tisane which was also attaching to my naked self. I had to get out and shower it all away and then expend great effort cleaning the bath. So much for relaxation.

    I’d had my suspicions re that lad; I should have looked that particular gift horse in the mouth. 🙂

  83. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Could you imagine the V day street celebrations with today’s cops on the beat?

    My late father was in Perth at the time of V-J Day. He claimed that V -J Day celebrations in Perth were commemorated with less up – roar then when “Schoolies” began. He said there was just a rather, weary, resigned air that the war was over, the men would be coming home, and everyone could get on with life.

  84. DrBeauGan

    JC
    #2594185, posted on December 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm
    Doc

    FWIW I sold my long Aussie position this morning and went short looking to add either just below here (7720) or 7760 with a stop at 7805 if it trades there for longer than an hour.

    I reckon asset markets drop early new year as there’s too much enthusiasm.

    My app tells me there’s no forex trading of any kind, JC. Only cryptos. I am passing on them over Christmas because mostly they are just faffing around.

  85. johanna

    When we got back from watching the boat race I decided, as is my wont, to have a relaxing bath fer me aching limbs, so active yesterday in the kitchen.

    Here we go again. A bit of soft porn for the old blokes, underpinned by ‘me, me, me.’

    Can anyone tell me why this would not be a lead item in Daily Life?

  86. struth

    This has to be stopped, apparently it’s ‘un-Australian.’

    An Australian beach party these days (for Australians) means getting council and police permission months in advance, and agreements to pay all police costs, all necessary insurances in place, allowing various “health authorities” to monitor the event (at cost) with designated emergency gathering points and evacuation plans submitted, un undertaking to the cancer council that there will be free sunscreen available (paid for by the organisers), no music louder than eighty decibels, preferably headphones for individuals, and a proof of invitations sent to members of the LGBTITS people and mussies.
    Cert 4 specialised lifeguards must be contracted for would be swimmers………………………………..

  87. Mother Lode

    The only interaction I have had with plod is proving my innocence at the RBT, reporting the theft of a van and reporting a burglary.

    In the case of van theft I received a call about two weeks later where it had been abandoned (it had only been used to carry stuff presumably and left when no longer needed), and in the case of the burgulary they came, took a statement (for insurance purposes) and left.

    In the former case it will have been a member of the public reporting an abandoned vehicle rather than any masterful sleuthing. Just punching in the license number then making a call.

    In the case of the latter it was paperwork. There was to be no investigation.

    They don’t really need any authority for what they offer taxpayers.

    But they must be eternally grateful for the movies and TV programs that sustain a beautiful myth of heroism, determination, and justice.

    If TV networks put the same kind of effort into programmes about secretaries people would think setting out a letter one of the greatest vocations a human could aspire to.

  88. JCoo

    Dunno Doc

    There was trading even yesterday during Asian hours. There is also today and I was trading this morning. Japs aren’t christians I guess. I guess it depends on your platform .

  89. calli

    LOL, Lizzie. I was once given some expensive, fragrant bath oil which I saved up for a special soak. After a long, hard day in the garden, the moment arrived, the bath was drawn and the precious fluid added. Then me.

    Immediately I felt like an albatross covered by an excretion from the Exxon Valdez. Worse was to follow – slipping and sliding out of the now be-ringed tub, wiping the excess off on a previously “good” towel, and then the ultimate horror. The oil had sealed every pore on my body and the following heat wave gave me a rash from hell.

    Never, ever again. Even those fizzy bath bombs are viewed with suspicion. What if they blow up? 😀

  90. JC

    Dunno Doc

    There was trading even yesterday during Asian hours. There is also today and I was trading this morning. Japs aren’t christians I guess. I guess it depends on your platform .

  91. calli

    Yikes! That wasn’t meant to be soft porn. Just an episode in the life of the hapless but not hopeless. How I have survived thus far is a Mystery.

  92. Drink-up Socrates

    Srsly, if this depicts the state of the CIA then Trump has his work cut out for him.I got through the first series but gave-up half way through the second. Interesting that they employ ‘human’ (non-German) actors but the series is written and funded by Frau Frump’s propaganda krauts. They must imagine that this makes their anti-Americanism more believable.
    It is remenicient of Swedish spook shows where the opposition are always the ‘stupid’ CIA (responsible for racism, climate disaster, sexism, and non-traditional roll-mops). The actual baddy is always an ex-soldier suffering from PTSD after having endured three weeks in base camp in Kabul handing-out lollies to kids and having to interact with evil American wedding party bombers.
    And these idiots want to rule the world?

  93. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A bit of soft porn for the old blokes

    Huh? They are thrilled by my aching limbs and a few scientific observations?

    Meanwhile, Johanna thrills our geriatrics with her need for cheap aircon on hot, hot nights.
    I am sure they are agog in their imaginations as to what she is up to.

    Eye of the beholder, dearie. Lighten up. It’s still Christmas around here.

  94. C.L.

    Semi-trailers and concrete bollards have been used to block streets surrounding Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall, as thousands of shoppers swarmed the city for Boxing Day.

    Semi-trailers and concrete bollards. Wow.
    The new normal in a country deliberately infested with Muslims.

  95. johanna

    A teaspoonful of lavendar oil in the bath is good.

    Like calli, I have been given those commercial products as gifts, and I now either re-gift them or throw them in the garbage. Not only are they a hazard to life and limb, they leave a residue that takes a lot of scrubbing to get rid off.

    Marketing 1, punters 0.

  96. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Splattered my G and T on the keyboard with your high jinks there, Calli. LOL.

  97. JC

    Johanna

    I totally disagree. There should be a lot more soft porn stories from the younger gals here. It would add to the color of the blog. Pics should also be welcome.

    Lizzie.

    Honest question. Have you ever thought of auditioning for a spot on Housewives of Sydney. The other day Daily Mail was saying there are a couple of spots open.

  98. DrBeauGan

    There was trading even yesterday during Asian hours. There is also today and I was trading this morning. Japs aren’t christians I guess. I guess it depends on your platform .

    My platform is run by Australian Christians who take Christmas seriously and are all down at the beach. Actually, the answers to questions have come from people with foreign names I’ve never heard before. But they must be enjoying Christmas. I am happy for them.

  99. mizaris

    Watched the previews for The Good Doctor and cringed. Why does the character speak like a robot?

    He’s a bit of a one dimensional actor – played a very similar character in Close to the Enemy and spake similarly.

  100. JC

    In fact both of you should audition for the spots.

    Sinclair can be the talent manager. Artiste even.

  101. Knuckle Dragger

    Struth at 5.36;

    Yes, that will indeed work. Some of these people seem to believe that they are all-powerful and that nobody but them has life experience or the ability to sniff out bullshit. In this case, no offence exists unless the car’s moving.

    Allegedly detectives (in plain clothes, obviously) are known to submit to this sort of treatment, then give them the bollocking of their lifetimes after they’ve made sufficient fools of themselves. Allegedly.

    The trick is not to be an idiot in the first place and quote non-existent legislation or regs. If they did that, everyone would largely get along just fine.

  102. Mother Lode

    It is with such brazen chutzpah that politicians, departmental familiars, and front line creatures like police officers have taken it upon themselves to be the custodians of ‘Australian-ness’.

    They speak sternly down along their sticky-beaks telling us what Australians do, think and feel.

    I should like to know when this awesome task was bestowed upon them?

  103. Baldrick

    A Melbourne mayor says it will cost $18k to clean up St Kilda while in Sydney police condemn a beach party as ‘un-Australian’

    Let’s do the maths.
    Fifty employees x $22 per hour x 8 hours = $8,800 x public holiday double time = $17,600.

  104. johanna

    a few scientific observations?

    You wouldn’t know a scientific observation if it oozed out of the vents in your jacuzzi, hun. Unless, of course, it was all about you. Then, you’d be on it like flies on shit.

  105. Arky

    Deep state.
    Exists or not?
    What do you think?

  106. Knuckle Dragger

    And while I’m in gear:

    The St.Kilda business – every single copper there would know they were only there because of complaints that a COUNCIL by-law was being breached and they would hate it. The council is the primary enforcement agency for their own regulations, not the coppers. Ideally, the council people should be doing the moving on ect etc as that’s their core function. I don’t actually know what they really do.

    If the council were serious about this they would hire more rangers and enforcement people. Being the wankers they are, they’ve decided to spend that money on closing vehicle lanes and SSM but they know the coppers, having been ordered to turn up, are the easy mark.

  107. JC

    Doc

    Mine is run by Danish Christians and the likelihood of them been Protestant is very high, which means they aren’t really Christians at all. 🙂

  108. egg_

    Johanna thrills our geriatrics with her need for cheap aircon on hot, hot nights.

    LOL.
    How’s it going for area coverage, by the way?
    It could be boosted by an evaporative cooler, as the resultant moist air will automatically be extracted by the refrigerative portable air conditioner (c. 1.5 litres/hour).

  109. Knuckle Dragger

    And why is having a beer on the beach with your mates un-Australian? Who are these people? Unless they’re bashing pre-schoolers or raping nuns, leave them alone.

  110. classical_hero

    This is Victor Borge’s best work.

    https://youtu.be/RtDX1Vl-Jxk

  111. classical_hero

    More Victor, but this time it’s not musical.

    https://youtu.be/bcGA4alhPas

  112. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Those Real Housewives of Sydney are so ugly, JC. Too much work done, far too much. I watched it for five minutes once. I guess they are ok though, of a type. I am not like them. My girlfriends are much nicer too. Hairy wouldn’t hear of me being involved anyway, so that scotches your plan. 🙂

  113. Bruce in WA

    Perth father charged after allegedly running down teens
    A Perth father has been charged after he allegedly ran down two teenagers on their motorbikes.
    Security vision captured the moment before the man allegedly took the law into his own hands, when he drove his vehicle around the corner and up onto the kerb where the 16-year-old and 19-year-old were riding their bikes in Dianella.

    Neighbours said it was a form of “vigilante justice” after the pair threatened the man’s wife.

    “I don’t think what he did was right, but I know they’ve been threatening his wife and throwing things at his kids and if you push someone’s buttons enough they’re going to snap,” one neighbour told 9NEWS.

    Resident Leanne was walking home and saw the incident unfold.

    Witnesses said the man took the law into his own hands, fed up with the teens “terrorising” neighbours.
    She said many residents have reported hooning and noise complains to police after the anti-social behaviour escalated over the past fortnight.

    “Feeling quite unsafe in our street, with these boys up and down on these off road bikes, they shouldn’t be on the road.”

    The 19-year-old told 9NEWS he saw the driver of the four wheel drive get out of his car holding a metal pole and start hitting the bikes.

    The bikes have now been seized by police and the father of the one of the teens said they don’t know when or if they’ll get them back.

    The man has been charged with assault.

    Did he “run them down” or just belt the snots out of the bikes with a metal pole?

    Notice the only concern of the father? Wondering if they’ll get the bikes back. The little arseholes should have them crushed — and be made to push the crusher “start” button themselves.

  114. johanna

    egg_
    #2594219, posted on December 26, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Johanna thrills our geriatrics with her need for cheap aircon on hot, hot nights.

    LOL.
    How’s it going for area coverage, by the way?
    It could be boosted by an evaporative cooler, as the resultant moist air will automatically be extracted by the refrigerative portable air conditioner (c. 1.5 litres/hour).

    Well, thanks for asking, goog.

    It was 35C the other day and I just shut the bedroom door, which kept it to a comfortable 20C all day and night. Compared to last year, when the bedroom was so hot that I dragged a mattress downstairs so that I could get some kip, a vast improvement.

    The Dimplex portable aircon unit is among the best $672 I have ever spent.

  115. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Security vision captured the moment before the man allegedly took the law into his own hands, when he drove his vehicle around the corner and up onto the kerb where the 16-year-old and 19-year-old were riding their bikes in Dianella.

    How old do you have to be, to hold a motorbike licence in the Wild West?

  116. 132andBush

    Deep state.
    Exists or not?
    What do you think?

    Of course it does, where do you think Monty comes from?
    The subject just upthread is deep BATHS.
    Shush, listening intently.

  117. Atoms for Peace

    Won’t the high tide wash the crap off St.Kilda beach?

  118. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    your jacuzzi

    Jacuzzi’s are so yesterday, Johanna. Did you know that Triggs had one in her back garden? The people who bought her place have taken out the hideous swamp of it and replaced it with a proper in-ground pool. Just what I would have done: Trigg’s Jacuzzi; now there’s a nasty thought.

    As for scientific principles, the two I mention form part of the history of Western science.
    Do try to keep up, Johanna. This is simple cultural literacy. Or would you prefer to compare your university degrees in scientific areas against mine? :

    A meniscus is a curve in the surface of a molecular substance (water, of course) when it touches another material. With water, you can think of it as when water sticks to the inside of a glass.

    Archimedes, as the story goes, realized that a solid which is denser than water; will be lighter when immersed in fluid, by the weight of the water the solid displaced. Archimedes knew he could use this knowledge to test whether King Hieron’s crown was made of solid gold.

  119. johanna

    So many words, a lot of them cut and pasted, so little substance.

    A degree in modern epidemiology has nothing whatever to do with science, or statistics, for that matter.

  120. Mother Lode

    So…he laid into the bikes, not the teens?

  121. Delta A

    I now either re-gift them or throw them in the garbage

    To whom would you regift an awful product?

    Regifting, imo, is an insult both to the original donor and to the new recipient. If you don’t like your present, leave it to languish in the bowels of the linen cupboard, or chuck the damn thing out.

  122. Geriatric Mayfly

    A meniscus is a curve in the surface of a molecular substance (water, of course)

    We Mayflies dance on the meniscus. Our delicate toes make small dimples in the surface without breaking the molecular tension. We worked this out millions of years ago.
    If I had the hi-tech skills, I would post photos of Miss Mayfly (2017) executing a series of fouettés without once piercing the glassy veneer.

  123. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    So…he laid into the bikes, not the teens?

    Looking at the link, he was laying into the bikes, and the sixteen year old copped one, as well.

  124. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Your comment demonstrates that you haven’t got the first clue about epidemiological methods, Johanna, and it is not the only scientific discipline I have studied. Just sniping for sniping’s sake there, aren’t you? Not a good look.

    Just when I was getting to think you might be a reasonable old stick, despite it all. Shame, really.

  125. Bruce in WA

    How old do you have to be, to hold a motorbike licence in the Wild West?

    Doesn’t matter in this case; the bikes appear to be off-road minibikes, certainly not registered for road use.

    So…he laid into the bikes, not the teens?

    Yes, but the kids tried to intervene and one of them got clocked as well. Mind you, if they’d threatened my wife and kids as these little thugs are alleged to have done, they’d be lucky to be walking.

  126. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I didn’t know that about Mayflies, Mayfly. Another useful day on the Cat for me, then. 🙂

  127. Geriatric Mayfly

    So…he laid into the bikes, not the teens?

    Already a cry, but is there a hue?

  128. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Regifting, imo, is an insult both to the original donor and to the new recipient. If you don’t like your present, leave it to languish in the bowels of the linen cupboard, or chuck the damn thing out.

    Donate it to Vinnies. Someone will want it.

    In the past I’ve run a garage sale when moving (wouldn’t do it around here, too infra dig) and it is amazing what some people will buy.

  129. calli

    Imagining this, Stacks? The reality involves more garbage and vomit.

  130. Senile Old Guy

    A degree in modern epidemiology has nothing whatever to do with science, or statistics, for that matter.

    Hahaha! Utterly clueless. It is a medical science relying on mathematics and statistics.

  131. Snoopy

    Police anticipate that bashing drinkers will somehow ingratiate them with moozleys?

  132. EvilElvis

    The dirt bike thing is understandable. It’s beyond a fucking joke how many get around on the road in certain areas recently. I can only imagine what it would be like being a neighbour of one of these idiots. The parents should be castrated, control your feral children or give up the ability to bear them. Personally passed a 4 wheeler on a footpath the other day, didgy kid younger than 10 driving, similar age pillion passenger, in a built up residential area. Fucking parents, no one gives a shit nowadays it seems, WA is noticeably going backwards.

  133. candy

    Since when is a beach party “un-Australian”?

    Probably when people started polluting throwing rubbish everywhere on a public beach, and drunk and stoned people assaulting police.
    A simple “beach party” is not what it once was.

  134. C.L.

    Won’t the high tide wash the crap off St.Kilda beach?

    Indeed. Plus, dolphins love eating that stuff.
    It’s all good.

  135. Steve trickler.

    Prophetic.

    Is it Obama with a mustache, or a black man impersonating Trump?

    Ha!



  136. candy

    Leave the beach and beautiful ocean for people and families who are not drunk and throwing their rubbish everywhere.

  137. candy

    It’s all good.

    No, it’s not. It’s hideous to pollute what we apparently treasure – our beaches and way of life. The drunks can go somewhere else, is my opinion. Leave the nice things to people who appreciate it.

  138. egg_

    Since when is a beach party “un-Australian”?

    Since deigos who can’t swim walked the beach?

  139. C.L.

    I wonder how police square their support for White Ribbon Day with footage of their officers assaulting five women in public. The message is obvious: if the little woman irritates you, it’s OK to lash out.

  140. Boambee John

    Knuckle Dragger at 1854

    If the council were serious about this they would hire more rangers and enforcement people. Being the wankers they are, they’ve decided to spend that money on closing vehicle lanes and SSM but they know the coppers, having been ordered to turn up, are the easy mark.

    Strangely, the police do not seem to send $50,000 accounts to the relevant council.

  141. Mother Lode

    The sad thing with the guy and the pipe is that there is not a single person that will be involved with this case that would for the slightest moment consider how this guy was driven to this point.

    Even though their vacating their duties of law enforcement and replacing it with simplistic Social Justice Worries is what brought it about.

  142. egg_

    Is this Tegan Higginbotham Aunty’s “Mamma Mia” go to meeja whore on everything from Sport to Dr Who?

  143. Okay, after the disaster of Dunkirk last night, can anybody suggest an entertaining movie?
    Pretty much anything goes, as long as it is well acted.
    Exceptions are zombies and vampires, unless they are comedies.
    British preferred over Yank, but not that big a thing.

  144. C.L.

    You can watch The King’s Speech again on tele, ‘vault.

  145. Delta A

    If the council were serious about this

    So pleasing to see the proper use of the subjunctive, not encountered often these days.

    Another reason why I love the Cat.

  146. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE NATION
    Police officer assaulted by youth in Melbourne, as fight night feared

    The Australian
    7:11PM December 26, 2017
    1
    Emily Ritchie
    Journalist
    Sydney
    @emritchiejourno

    A police officer questioning a teenage shoplifter has allegedly been assaulted by a gang of youths at a Melbourne shopping centre as Victoria Police prepare for gang-related violence at St Kilda beach this evening.

    Earlier this afternoon it is understood a Footscray senior constable aged in his 20s was assaulted by a teenage thug while trying to arrest another teen over an alleged shoplifting incident at Highpoint Shopping Centre.

    The officer was struck in the head before a large number of African youths surrounded authorities at the scene.

    Emergency services were called to the scene shortly before 5pm and the officer was treated by paramedics for non-life threatening injuries.

    A 16-year-old Flemington boy has been arrested for theft and is assisting police with their enquiries. Police are searching for a second youth over the assault

    The incident comes as dozens of officers are converging on St Kilda Beach on horseback, in boats, and on foot patrol, allegedly in preparation for a gang-related Boxing Day brawl.

    The Herald Sun reports police have intelligence to suggest youths of African appearance were being baited on Facebook by youths of caucasian appearance to come to the foreshore this evening to fight.

    From the Oz. Looks like Victoria Police may have to earn their pay, after all.

  147. Rabz

    For my sins, I watched an entire 30 minutes of national nein news this evening.

    The takeouts?

    – Incredible as it may seem, people are even more staggeringly stupid than at any time in human history.

    – They’re also as ghoulish as ever.

    – Obscenities were included in the reporting on a regular basis, something I couldn’t imagine the Goanna tolerating.

    – There was no good news, despite it being Christmas.

    – Injuns are irredeemable idiots.

    – Gerbil Worming, despite there being absolutely no evidence for it (for almost three decades now, to boot), is still going to kill us all. Hilariously, the monstrous j’ismists proclaimed that there was a national backlash (apparently evident in some recent polls) against the Waffleroach’s agglomeration of imbeciles, who were portrayed as utterly indifferent to its manifest depredations.

    Do not, under any circumstances evah subject yourself to the alleged fake news broadcast identified above.

    You will profoundly regret it. 🙁

  148. zyconoclast

    Okay, after the disaster of Dunkirk last night, can anybody suggest an entertaining movie?
    Pretty much anything goes, as long as it is well acted.
    Exceptions are zombies and vampires, unless they are comedies.
    British preferred over Yank, but not that big a thing.

    If you want comedy, try Daddy’s Home.
    Not the most sophisticated, but relatively new and I found it funny.

  149. Robber Baron

    Channel 7. Jaws.

    This film could be about Australia and Muslim immigration.

    The cunning muslim is skillfully played by the shark.

  150. Rabz

    MV – the second Kingsman movie.

    However, it’s not a patch on the original, unfortunately.

  151. egg_

    Gerbil Worming, despite there being absolutely no evidence for it (for almost three decades now, to boot), is still going to kill us all. Hilariously, the monstrous j’ismists proclaimed that there was a national backlash (apparently evident in some recent polls) against the Waffleroach’s agglomeration of imbeciles, who were portrayed as utterly indifferent to its manifest depredations.

    Teh proles aren’t happy to pay twice the price for Power to ‘Save the Planet’?
    Strike me pink!

  152. Geriatric Mayfly

    From the Oz. Looks like Victoria Police may have to earn their pay, after all.

    Only if they crack a few heads and send the handwringing, bleeding heart brigade into a foaming froth about police brutality.

  153. zyconoclast

    A 16-year-old Flemington boy has been arrested for theft and is assisting police with their enquiries. Police are searching for a second youth over the assault

    Why not youth?

  154. nemkat

    Why not youth?
    The propaganda never stops.
    Musta been a great punch.
    Of course, if YT had done that, he’d get a trip to The Station, and all his teeth broken with a pair of handcuffs.

  155. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A 16-year-old Flemington boy has been arrested for theft and is assisting police with their enquiries. Police are searching for a second youth over the assault

    “Assisting police with their enquiries” used to involve a telephone book, and they weren’t looking up telephone numbers….

  156. Channel 7. Jaws.

    Aahh, no thanks.

    If you want comedy, try Daddy’s Home.

    Thanks, but looks very American sitcomish.

    MV – the second Kingsman movie.

    Seen it thanks, Rabz. Entertaining, but as you say, not as good as the original.

    You can watch The King’s Speech again on tele, ‘vault.

    Inspirational, superlative movie, C.L. but I’ve watched it about four times this year. But you’ve put a bee in my bonnet. Might go looking online for a streaming copy of Dead Poets Society.

  157. Rossini

    Why not youth?

    Why not teenager?

    Better still why not thief?….thug?….or!!!!!!

  158. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Couple of quiet Scotches, and Shane Bourne as Don Hancock, in “The Great Mint Swindle.” Bubblegum for the eyeballs.

  159. Steve trickler.

    Memory Vault.

    Check this out.



  160. Baldrick

    Well I watched 30 minutes of Dunkirk before deciding to watch a re-run of Jackass: The Movie.
    More entertaining and factual.

  161. “Assisting police with their enquiries” used to involve a telephone book

    The Yellow Pages, A – K, if memory serves. Held on the spine side, not the opening side.
    Apparently that was important, something to do with bruising patterns and the lack thereof.

  162. calli

    Why not youth?

    Delinquent has a nice ring to it.

  163. John Constantine

    Their new York Times had an article high up on Gab selection.

    Even lefty sewer like their NYT admitted that 52% of married with children people, doing God’s work for conservatism, are very happy with their lives.

    In contrast, only 18% of bitter angry godless commo single childless wymynsys giving their empty lives to Stalin were happy.
    (And I reckon that 18% were drugged to the eyeballs)

    Their left demand equal despair and misery.

    Comrades.

  164. nemkat

    Yeah, i’ve heard of that.
    No bruising, but it caused brain hemorrhages, and the bloke died there.
    Didn’t know the bloke myself, so it’s all good.

  165. old bloke

    memoryvault
    #2594261, posted on December 26, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Okay, after the disaster of Dunkirk last night, can anybody suggest an entertaining movie?
    Pretty much anything goes, as long as it is well acted.
    Exceptions are zombies and vampires, unless they are comedies.

    MV, Cockneys vs Zombies is a good zombie comedy, the trailer is here.

  166. jupes

    Well I watched 30 minutes of Dunkirk before deciding to watch a re-run of Jackass: The Movie.

    That’s just silly.

    Dunkirk may not have the greatest story but the cinematography was superb. Especially the dog-fighting scenes.

  167. Geriatric Mayfly

    Just watched a section of the Centenary Concert from the NY Met on an older DVD. There’s James Levine wielding the baton. Only last week Jimmy fell foul of the Fickle Fanny of Fate. Sad.

  168. JC

    Dunkirk may not have the greatest story but the cinematography was superb. Especially the dog-fighting scenes.

    The Cinematography was the story line and it was superb, making Christopher Nolen the best story teller of our time. The only thing missing was that no character mentioned the Federation Chamber.

  169. Baldrick

    Dunkirk may not have the greatest story but the cinematography was superb. Especially the dog-fighting scenes.

    I wouldn’t know. I didn’t get that far. The CGI was shit.

  170. Arky

    Just dropped family off at airport. Two weeks to myself. Ahhhhhh.
    ..

    There should be a lot more soft porn stories from the younger

    ..
    Uh, Ok.
    I’m on the couch.
    Nude.
    I’m eating a whole roast chicken.

  171. JC

    Baldrick

    If you were looking for a plot and a some drama, Dunkirk wasn’t the movie to see. The movie was the story of Dunkirk done as a pictorial essay. Nolan did this well enough for movie goers to give it a 82% rating at Rotten Apples.

  172. Rossini

    finger licking!!!!!!!!!!

  173. Snoopy

    Merry Christmas, arsehole.

    Pro-Communist Antifa Protester Hit By Truck While Opposing Christian Demonstration

  174. Michel Lasouris

    Please, seriously. sod off with all this Religious shit. It’s that which got us into the mess we’re in now. GO AWAY

  175. Pedro the Ignorant

    I must be a lowbrow film goer.

    I loved Dunkirk.

  176. Joe

    Please, seriously. sod off with all this Religious shit. It’s that which got us into the mess we’re in now. GO AWAY

    BZZZZZT Wrong. It’s the deliberate rejection of “this religious shit” that has bought us to where we are now.

  177. Arky

    Please, seriously. sod off with all this Religious shit. It’s that which got us into the mess we’re in now. GO AWAY

    ..
    Anti- religious bigot.

  178. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Merry Christmas, arsehole.

    Pro-Communist Antifa Protester Hit By Truck While Opposing Christian Demonstration

    Broken hip? Sorry bout that – real sorry.

  179. Rae

    I watched American Gangster two nights ago, thought it was very good. Denzel Washingto and Russell Crowe. Fracture is also very good, with Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling.

  180. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Rae
    #2594305, posted on December 26, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Vook off, Grogarly – you must have some donuts that need eating.

  181. Rae

    Source Code is also excellent.

  182. Makka

    Turdball’s next mission?

    Radio royalty Mick Molloy and Jane Kennedy recently told listeners they believe Australia Day shouldn’t be held on January 26.

    “I’m speaking for myself here, but I would like to see Australia Day moved so everyone can enjoy it,” Molloy said. “If you want to do it, include everyone. Keep the public holiday, remove the date and everyone can enjoy it together.”

  183. Stimpson J. Cat

    You could always dust off the old Dexter box set Grigsie.
    It is Christmas remember.

  184. classical_hero

    MV, you should watch Lesbian Vampire Killers. It’s a British comedy.

  185. Baldrick

    Once upon a Time in America is a shit movie too.

  186. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Radio royalty Mick Molloy and Jane Kennedy recently told listeners they believe Australia Day shouldn’t be held on January 26.

    I haven’t heard of either of them since “The D Generation” on the A.B.C., and how many years ago was that?

  187. I just got stopped at an RBT and while I was blowing in the bag the missus leant round to talk to the kids. The fat lezzo walloper told her if she didn’t put her seat belt back on properly (she had put it under her shoulder so she could reach around) then we would receive a $550 fine.

    About here is where I’d tell them that it is very easy to see why 8 years ago in similar circumstances a motorist took the pistol from a Vicplod & shot him dead.

  188. Baldrick

    If you were looking for a plot and a some drama, Dunkirk wasn’t the movie to see. The movie was the story of Dunkirk done as a pictorial essay. Nolan did this well enough for movie goers to give it a 82% rating at Rotten Apples.

    I was expecting something a bit more historically accurate, not an airbrushed version with wooden characters and a boring story line.

  189. The $18,000 to clean up after the wild party isn’t for a few blokes to scoop up rubbish.
    It will be for a big thing like a grainvacum to carefully hoover up all the smashed glass from the acre or so of parkland adjacent the foreshore – and perhaps to do something similar on the top of the beach.

    That the council will pay a lot to get it done than anybody else doesn’t alter that it will still be a painstaking & expensive task.

  190. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I was expecting something a bit more historically accurate, not an airbrushed version with wooden characters and a boring story line.

    I can’t remember the last “mainstream” film production that did put historical accuracy over an airbrushed production with wooded characters and a boring story line.

  191. Leigh Lowe

    “Assisting police with their enquiries” used to involve a telephone book

    An old mate who was in the job complained that his clean-up rate dropped dramatically when he moved from Melbourne to a small rural station because the phone book was so much thinner.

  192. Makka

    Nolan did this well enough for movie goers to give it a 82% rating at Rotten Apples.

    As entertaining as it may be for those 82% of movie goers, it still was a sterile take on a huge military calamity, as observed by those with an interest in things military. Mind you to reproduce the original chaos would never have been an easy task. Dunkirk was such a huge,violent dogs breakfast they should be commended for taking the project on.

  193. C.L.

    Antifa Protester Hit By Truck

    That’s horrible.
    Is the truck OK?

  194. Infidel Tiger

    Please, seriously. sod off with all this Religious shit. It’s that which got us into the mess we’re in now. GO AWAY

    Exactly. Christmas is hardly the time for religious conversations.

  195. mizaris

    MV – also try The Mighty.

  196. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    You can watch The King’s Speech again on tele, ‘vault.

    We just did. As good as I remember it to be. Queen Mum when young was very well done. Two key leads were terrific, and the storyline was well told, albeit in the usual slightly OTT way of Royal dramas. Now Hairy is staying on for the ‘Caught on iPhone Aircraft Crash Spectacular’ and I can’t bear to watch it or I’ll never get in another plane.

    Hairy’s just finished Niall Ferguson’s ‘Civilization’ (somewhat dated now), and asked me to re-read the last two pages, where prognosis is offered for the West, also a footnote list of books essential to the continuation of the Western project is presented: what did I think of Ferguson’s argument? On the list, I noted that J.S. Mill and the New Testament were both missing, so only six out of ten there, even though I agree with Ferguson that the Complete Works of Shakespeare would be good if you had to nominate only one big book. On Churchill’s statement that the subordination of the ruling classes had to come from the democratic primacy of the ‘settled customs’ of the ordinary people, who could disagree in principle, I asked, but had to point out that it was a statement subject to flexibility in dredging out meanings. The West, says Ferguson, is ‘pusillanimous’ – for which read faint-hearted – in mounting resistance to the ‘atavistic’ forces that it also generates, and we all need to read more history so’s we know how bad it can get. Trouble is that this conclusion is offered as such a level of generalization that any intellectual swampie reading it would nod seriously that yes, the AltRight (that’s anyone who went to see Milo, in some people’s book) certainly need controlling and thus 18C was a great idea. Leaving out J.S. Mill really shows, I say to Hairy.

    Final chapters rounding up a whole set of ideas are never satisfactory, I then say nobly, because in general I think Niall writes well and with insight, plus he looks a lot like Hairy on the back cover of this book.

  197. mizaris

    “We are Marshall”
    “Tell No-One”
    “La French”

  198. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    There should be a lot more soft porn stories from the younger
    ..
    Uh, Ok.
    I’m on the couch.
    Nude.
    I’m eating a whole roast chicken.

    A compelling image, Arky, Red Rooster rampant, but chicken porn doesn’t do it for me. 🙂

  199. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Geez, just noticed it’s past midnight. No wonder I’m half asleep here, nothing exciting going on.
    Must be bedtime.

  200. Arky

    but chicken porn doesn’t do it for me

    ..
    What about ice cream? I’m still hungry and I’m prepared to take requests.

  201. Bruce in WA

    “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” — harrowing
    “Their Finest” — Gemma Arterton is in it; no more needed
    “The Imitation Game” — shameful
    “All Roads Lead to Rome” — SJP, but hey … it’s Italy!
    “The Rundown” — The Rock — underrated
    “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” — the type of drama/comedy Kiwi-land does so well
    “Black Sheep” aka “The Violence of the Lambs” — Kiwi horror/comedy

  202. JC

    As entertaining as it may be for those 82% of movie goers, it still was a sterile take on a huge military calamity, as observed by those with an interest in things military. Mind you to reproduce the original chaos would never have been an easy task. Dunkirk was such a huge,violent dogs breakfast they should be commended for taking the project on.

    Yes it was sterile and that’s exactly the point. There was little in the way of character development, because it wasn’t just one story, but several.

  203. Stimpson J. Cat

    Please, seriously. sod off with all this Religious shit. It’s that which got us into the mess we’re in now. GO AWAY

    Look when you die you get nothing and become nothing.
    That’s what you believe isn’t it?
    Something to look forward to, yes?
    Have fun with that.
    I’ll be laughing at you and you won’t be able to hear me because you won’t exist.
    It’s why I’m letting you know now.

  204. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Tough luck, Arky. I don’t like ice-cream much.
    Sleep tight, all.

  205. Please, seriously. sod off with all this Religious shit. It’s that which got us into the mess we’re in now.

    Comedy gold.

  206. Arky

    Tough luck, Arky. I don’t like ice-cream much.
    Sleep tight, all.

    ..
    I’m eating the damn ice cream anyway.

  207. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    AVIATION
    Aviation outrage over Chinese ownership of Merredin airport

    The Australian
    12:00AM December 27, 2017
    Andrew Burrell
    WA Chief Reporter
    Perth
    @AndrewBurrell7

    Merredin airport in Western Australia is effectively under the control of a Chinese government enterprise, prompting outrage in aviation circles, as safety concerns shut down its pilot training school.

    The airport’s runways, control tower, hangars and all of its assets are 50 per cent owned, and may soon be fully owned, by China’s biggest airline, state-owned China Southern Airlines.

    In 1993, the secretive company quietly paid $1 to the WA government to lease the airport for 100 years to use as a base to train thousands of Chinese pilots for employment in the world’s fastest- growing aviation market.

    In recent years it has owned the flight school with Canadian company CAE. So far, more than 2000 pilots have graduated from the ­facility, making it China Southern Airlines’ biggest training base in the world.

    For an Australian town’s sole airstrip to be effectively controlled by the Chinese government is unusual.

    Anyone who wishes to land at the aerodrome, 260km east of Perth, must seek approval from the flying school. Locals say permission has never been denied, but aviation veteran and businessman Dick Smith believes the airport should not be owned by a foreign company or government.

    “It is outrageous that an Aussie pilot can’t go to a country airport without getting approval from the Chinese to land there,” he said.

    From the Oz. This has only been going on for thirty years. The Chinese come to Western Australia to learn how to fly, because the incidence of English speaking air traffic controllers, in China, is nil, and all Chinese air space is controlled by the military.

  208. zyconoclast

    I’m eating the damn ice cream anyway.

    Cafe Grande?

    Belgian Chocolate?

  209. Makka

    There was little in the way of character development, because it wasn’t just one story, but several.

    Yes, sure and that aspect of the film was done well I thought. The recreation of the beach, the jetty and town environs was pathetic however and that’s what disappoints. It didn’t come close to appearing real. The dogfight and air war scenes were good though.

  210. zyconoclast

    In 1993, the secretive company quietly paid $1 to the WA government to lease the airport for 100 years

    Either the last thing Carmen Lawrence did or the first thing Richard Court did.

  211. squawkbox

    Trembling in fear of Chinese airborne divisions sneakily airlifted to Merredin from where they could ….. nope, after a full 30 seconds thought I still cannot see the strategic significance. And Dick Smith is still crazy. I mean, he’s a helicopter guy so he can presumably land anywhere, right?

  212. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Trembling in fear of Chinese airborne divisions sneakily airlifted to Merredin from where they could ….. nope, after a full 30 seconds thought I still cannot see the strategic significance.

    I’m from that part of the world. For whatever reason, I was there in uniform, and told a group of their trainee pilots, all of who are reserve officers in the Chinese Air Force, that each fighter pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force, has shot down five enemy aircraft of whatever nationality…you must do these things…

  213. egg_

    Radio royalty Mick Molloy and Jane Kennedy recently told listeners they believe Australia Day shouldn’t be held on January 26.

    LMFAO – is Melbourne the centre of the Universe or summut?

  214. egg_

    “Assisting police with their enquiries” used to involve a telephone book

    Nowadays it’s a very rough ride in the back of the Paddy wagon IIRC.

  215. Bruce of Newcastle

    We can sure breed ’em.

    ‘It is your duty to stop it’: Hardline Australian Sharia law preacher says Muslim men shouldn’t allow women to get an education if it leads them to have sex outside of marriage

    The Sunni fundamentalist, from the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah Association at Auburn in Sydney’s west, used the Islamic legal term for premarital sex, Zinnah, to condemn the idea of a woman unnecessarily going to university.

    Mr Abdi, who has previously condemned Muslim women for showing their ears in public and letting children hear music in the car, mocked those who believed their daughters needed to finish their degrees before getting married.

    Mr Abdi preaches an ultra-conservative version of Salafism, derived from Saudi Arabia, at a mosque which is upstairs from the Bukhari House Islamic Bookstore.

    Is that wailing I hear coming from the serried ranks of frightbats condemning him?
    Or is it crickets?

    (h/t BCF)

  216. notafan

    I knew Jane Kennedy aka Mrs Rob Sitch was plumbing the depths when she released that appalling cookbook with the lame title, Fabulous Food minus the Boombox or something.

    Seems like she’s now venturing into the Mariana Trench.

    It wouldn’t matter what day Australia Day is luv, it’s going to remind perpetual whingers that their ‘country was ‘nvaded’ even though they weren’t actually there and even though 95% of the blood that flows through their veins is invader blood and even though colonialisation lifted Aboriginal people straight out of the stone Age.without the need to spend another 100,000 working their way through the bronze or the iron ages (though its extremely doubtful that would ever happened either)0.

    It’s a manufactured grievance.

    You’re welcome.

  217. egg_

    Adam Spencer to host Teh Summer Dumb.
    Another has been.

  218. notafan

    Sorry got the recipe book name wrong

    Its

    Fabulous food without the irritating presence of oompaloompas written by someone who never really had to worry about the cost of the ingredients or was racing home after picking up four children from day afterschool care five days a week to find oops I forgot the quinoa and chia seeds for tonight’s fabulous feast recipe book.

  219. egg_

    It wouldn’t matter what day Australia Day is luv, it’s going to remind perpetual whingers that their ‘country was ‘nvaded’

    Bingo!
    Virtue signalling ijiots.

  220. egg_

    Mrs Rob Sitch

    Must keep the pool guy busy.

  221. Bruce of Newcastle

    While on the subject of feral clerics it’s only fair that I also mention Rod Bower’s latest stunt.

    A TEARDROP PROTEST FOR REFUGEES

    In lieu of a Christmas tree this year, on display outside the Gosford Anglican Church are a thousand paper teardrops.

    While a Christmas tree may not actually be the best advertisement for Christ, a thousand tears for a bunch of appalling obnoxious people doesn’t seem appropriate somehow. I’d have no problem forgiving them if they repent but there’s been no sign of that.

    (btw the NBN Nine story will probably scroll off their site later today, so the link may not work)

  222. Tom

    It’s a manufactured grievance.

    No. It’s a mental illness. For their own good, we must treat virtue-signalling lefties as we would kids with cerebral palsy.

  223. Baldrick

    Adam Spencer to host Teh Summer Dumb.

    The comedian guy with the lazy eye. Only employable on public television.

  224. calli

    A good selection this morning, Tom. Loved the bull n the sleigh. But this one was best.

  225. egg_

    Adam Spencer to host Teh Summer Dumb.

    The comedian guy with the lazy eye. Only employable on public television.

    They should put him on Teh Project to keep am eye on Squalid.

  226. egg_

    ABC TV Breakfast – Cate McGregor discusses cricket – sans bat and balls?

  227. egg_

    Says ‘no balls’ requires more scrutiny.

  228. I can’t remember the last “mainstream” film production that did put historical accuracy over an airbrushed production with wooded characters and a boring story line.

    All true, Zulu. However, “historical inaccuracy” is vastly different to rewriting a politically correct view of history. I suspect Dunkirk got rave reviews from the critics for the same reason that Brokeback Mountain did – it told it the way the revisionists wanted it told, with scant regard for facts.
    As for the “boring” story line – even a boring story line would have been preferable to none at all.

  229. Eyrie

    “Australia’s Civil Aviation and Safety Authority confirmed it was ready to “meet challenges” involved in regulating air space for new flying vehicles.”
    This is CASA speak for: we’ll completely fuck any progress in Australian aviation, of any kind.

  230. calli

    Today’s TDS.

    Just when you thought the affliction couldn’t get sillier.

  231. Thanks to all who suggested movies last night. At least a week’s viewing there.

  232. Baldrick

    Today’s TDS.

    A whole story based on something that may or may not happen.
    Click bait for the low-informations calli.

  233. egg_

    (Dr) Gail Jennings on ABCTV Breakfast: Shorten and Turnbull longer negative period in the polls than Abbott.

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