Wednesday Forum: May 23, 2018

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  1. H B Bear

    You wanna be the next CEO of Tourism WA IT? Position is vacant and I’m not sure I am suitable.

  2. notafan

    I’m not saying anything other than she was never other than ordinary and to pretend that she is top drawer except for the racist is ridiculous.

    Lots of good looking girls around in secondary school.

    My daughters are nice looking enough but some of their friend were stunning as school girls.

  3. zyconoclast

    younger Yassmin sans make up

    Oh dear…

  4. Oh come on

    Not-a having a go at you, Nota. Never. The school photo was instructive. Yes, Yassie, you didn’t feel beautiful growing up. For the same damn reasons the rest of us didn’t. Because we too were acne-ridden, had greasy hair, braces and we had to wear our daggy school uniforms and our parents wouldn’t shell out for reasonable requests from us such as contact lenses – let alone piercings or tattoos.

  5. Infidel Tiger

    You wanna be the next CEO of Tourism WA IT? Position is vacant and I’m not sure I am suitable.

    “Visit beautiful Perth. We are a very normal city not filled with foreign filth… yet.”

    It’s the best I can do.

  6. Some History

    The Yapster in basic black.

    https://imgur.com/znwplAi

    WARNING
    – Do NOT view within 1 hour of meals.
    – May cause temporary blindness.
    – Possible dizziness and revulsion.
    – Nightmares may persist for several days after viewing.
    – May result in ongoing psychotherapy.

  7. Oh come on

    Visit beautiful Perth. We are a very normal city

    …and our pubs and bars are guaranteed to close before you want to go home.

  8. zyconoclast

    The Catholic Church is absent in Ireland’s abortion referendum

    What’s notable about the campaign is it’s an almost entirely secular debate. The Catholic Church is absent from the fight to an extent that would have been hard to imagine in 1983, though it has made clear its support for keeping the amendment — as indeed have the leaders of the Protestant churches. And that’s reflective of the condition of the Church in the wake of successive abuse scandals. ‘The Church has a chastened position in Irish society.’ says Fr Patrick Claffey, who has a central Dublin parish. ‘The feeling is, let laypeople do the speaking; they have the expertise and they’re doing it very well.’

  9. Snoopy

    Perth is there for the convenience of Seth Efrican immigrants.

  10. Oh come on

    Thank Christ for the Saffers. The greater Joondalup development project would have been a complete bust without them. We would have been on the hook for billions!

  11. H B Bear

    “Visit beautiful Perth. We are a very normal city not filled with foreign filth… yet.”

    Throw in a quokka and make sure they don’t go to Mirrabooka or north of Hillarys and it might work I guess.

  12. Infidel Tiger

    You can buy a pint for $3.50 in Perth.

    We’re not fucked yet.

  13. H B Bear

    Perth owes me about $5,000 for the beers I bought when it was Boom Town.

  14. Oh come on

    The Vic. Yeah but listen to the xuntish neighbours whine about it in The Post. Dear lord.

  15. Infidel Tiger

    Saffas and Limeys is the downside to Perth. Hopefully by the time people find out the city is full of that vermin it’s too late.

  16. Infidel Tiger

    Best thing about the mining boom ending was all those disgusting Irish leaving.

    Loathsome people with zero humour who just moan and grift all day. An irredeemable race

  17. sdfc

    And all those eastern staters going home.

  18. Oh come on

    No, they’re still coming. The standard has fallen, however.

  19. H B Bear

    The Vic was a good spot when it first kicked off. Then it died in the arse like the rest of Subi.

    Those local newspaper stories described the 1990’s as being a grog swilling nightmare and then go on to describe every pub that we used to drink at during and after Uni. Basically the weekend started on Wednesday night and ended on Sunday at either the OBH or the Cott.

  20. Infidel Tiger

    Steve’s Wednesday
    Chelsea Tav or Coronado’s Thursday
    Swanny Friday
    Claremont Satdee
    OBH/Cott Sunday

    And you would always go to Club Bay Spew when the pubs closed.

    Occasionally Hip E Club on Tuesday.

  21. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    …and our pubs and bars are guaranteed to close before you want to go home.

    Perth had the best nightlife in Australia, before they cleaned it all up for the America’s cup challenge in the 1980’s.

  22. Oh come on

    Look Subi was up there with the best Perth had to offer even in the 2000s, when prettyboy hoover-nosed Eagles captains and stars used to hobnob with occasionally-brawling bikies and John Kizon.

    Thing is that Perth moved on while Subi didn’t.

  23. H B Bear

    Missing the strippers ZK?

  24. Oh come on

    Steve’s Wednesday
    Chelsea Tav or Coronado’s Thursday
    Swanny Friday
    Claremont Satdee
    OBH/Cott Sunday

    And you would always go to Club Bay Spew when the pubs closed.

    Stop it.

  25. Oh come on

    The Swanny was a great art deco pub. Now IT lives there.

  26. sdfc

    Wanky western suburbs pubs.

  27. H B Bear

    They were fine if you were a wanker.

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Perth is there for the convenience of Seth Efrican immigrants.

    P.F.P. – Packing For Perth – was the major occupation of more then a few South African migrants – at one stage, my company accountant, company secretary, solicitor and barrister were all ex – pat Saffies.

  29. Oh come on

    Yeah but you could afford to live there, be a broke-arsed student AND perpetually drunk.

  30. Oh come on

    HB went to Enid Blyton, it seems.

  31. Infidel Tiger

    I see John Kizon all the time.

    He still has that stupid ponytail and a terrible dye job.

    Doesn’t look so tough when he is fruit shopping in Farmer Jacks like an old pensioner.

  32. Ragu

    Good game cowboys vs Storm.

    But it showed that Thurston should give it up, because every time he went down he played it like a Hollywood actor. Compare that to Cameron Smith that got off the ground just as quick as he got floored.

    Smith is a true champion

  33. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Missing the strippers ZK?

    I’m remembering “amateur strip night” at an establishment, the name of which escapes me, but the police prevented the practice, and the strippers at the dreaded Zanzibar.

  34. H B Bear

    HB went to Enid Blyton, it seems.

    Puhleeese. That’s fighting talk.

  35. Infidel Tiger

    Wanky western suburbs pubs.

    Compared to what has replaced them they were hardly wanky.

    Fucking hell they have wine bars and organic food stores in Maylands these days.

    Young fellas used to know exactly how many times 285ml went into 1140mls. Now they all kiss each other hello and probably suck each other off when they are lonely.

  36. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Doesn’t look so tough when he is fruit shopping in Farmer Jacks like an old pensioner.

    How the mighty have fallen. He was, at one stage, described as “an unemployed rock music promoter.”

  37. H B Bear

    The strippers were on a bit of a slippery slope but as usual the nanny state overreacted. We are still dining out on an old war story from when Baby Doll was performing at the Uni footy club PPP night.

  38. DrBeauGan

    Sans tentures, but?

    Translation: without a tent.

  39. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The strippers were on a bit of a slippery slope but as usual the nanny state overreacted.

    I’m remembering “Stormy Summers”, reported in the press, following a prosecution for whatever, as “Mrs. Alicia Higgins – aged forty.”

  40. sdfc

    HB went to Enid Blyton, it seems.

    I went to ECU. Learnt a lot of practical shit that got me a job straight out of uni.

  41. Oh come on

    Compared to what has replaced them they were hardly wanky.

    This is very, very true. It’s why everyone shat their pants when The Vic started selling $3.50 pints. We were all transported to that happy time a decade or two ago.

    No I do not want to go to your gin bar.

  42. sdfc

    Maylands hasn’t been the same since Wattsy burnt down Cascades.

  43. H B Bear

    A box of matches is the most useful thing you can have in your pocket if your pub is losing money.

  44. Oh come on

    Haha sdfc would know that. Just about every pub in Midland got torched in the 1990s.

  45. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Maylands hasn’t been the same since Wattsy burnt down Cascades.

    Bazza Martin and John K Watts. “You wood duck.” There radio show also originated “King Billy Cokebottle” – “Aboriginal Elder”, who was a European, by the name of Louis Beers, but the indigenous didn’t get the joke..

  46. Infidel Tiger

    Most western suburbs pubs became retirement villages or medical centres.

    Circle of life. Still full of xunts drinking themselves to death.

  47. Infidel Tiger

    A WA themed night at the Cat. Everyone over east must be at a bath house or too tired from ramadan.

  48. sdfc

    Martin and Watts, required listening before school. There is no way Billy would get a look in these days.

  49. Oh come on

    It’s pissing down where I am. Maybe the weather’s better over east.

    Probably not.

  50. Ubique

    Labor’s Colleen Yates – the voters of Darling Range dodge a bullet. Encouragingly, this advertorial has been viewed fewer than 200 times.

  51. Ragu

    Is the contienental hotel still around in Perth?

    That place was wild. Get pissed at the OBH and grab a root at the Conti

  52. Dave in Marybrook

    Gosh. Youse blokes were cashed up.

  53. Infidel Tiger

    Conti has been the Claremont Hotel for about 20 years now.

    Had the best standard of sheila in Australia if not the Southern Hemisphere for a while.

    Don’t know what happens there these days. Probably gay like everything else.

  54. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    That place was wild. Get pissed at the OBH and grab a root at the Conti

    Used to have to watch yourself at the OBH in the early 1970’s. It used to be the favored watering hole of the Special Air Service Regiment, and more then one mouthy young pup woke up, wondering just what had hit him..

  55. Bruce in WA

    “Baby Doll”. Jesus, the memories. Met her a few times; she used to work with my mate at the Raffles. She was gorgeous, and could be “had”, if you get my drift. Not that I ever did; I was and remain happily married.

  56. Snoopy

    A WA themed night at the Cat. Everyone over east must be at a bath house or too tired from ramadan.

    Nah, just eavesdropping on the coulda beens and has beens reminiscing over their glory days while they do the washing up on a Friday night.

  57. Infidel Tiger

    You didn’t have to be cashed up. You split a bag of goon between 4 and then somehow went out with $20 each.

  58. H B Bear

    Labor’s Colleen Yates – the voters of Darling Range dodge a bullet.

    The funniest part of the whole thing was her fellow Liars Party members defending her yesterday under the assumption they could whitewash the whole thing.

  59. Oh come on

    Most western suburbs pubs became retirement villages or medical centres

    This is genuinely sad. Particularly the Swanny. That really was a nice old building and should never have been demolished.

    But what do I know.

    I do, however, expect a bit of consistency. Ok, so some tossers in Vincent heritage list a group of 1990s-era townhouses because they’re good examples of the type. Yet Perry Lakes stadium was demolished, despite the Empire Games historical value and the fact that just about every WA school student’s butt sat on those wooden benches.

    I’m not a great fan of sentimental heritage listing. I really don’t give a fuck about the Cottesloe pylon, for instance. But if we are going to use sentiment to justify sparing ridiculous bullshit, then let’s use it to spare stuff that most of us can actually muster up some sentiment over.

  60. Ragu

    20 years!

    There was an Italian restaurant next door and you could just say to the waiter ‘were going next door to get on it, ring up the bill and find me

    Good times

  61. Bruce in WA

    You didn’t have to be cashed up. You split a bag of goon between 4 and then somehow went out with $20 each.

    Sunday session at the White Sands in Scabs. Middies were 20c each. $2.00 would see you nicely away …

  62. sdfc

    Didn’t the western suburbs whinges close Steve’s down anyway?

  63. Dave in Marybrook

    The Conti was also Red Rock for a sad period of decline.
    Too close to Club Bay View though… mind you, the evil gravity of CBV would pull punters in from as far afield as Dunsborough.
    Whereas The Loft, now that place was a revelation. Indie upstairs, Goths down, $4 in, $2 cans of Export, mindblowing music. *sighs*

  64. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    For Western Australian Cats – is Sassela’s Tavern in City Arcade still there? First licensed tavern in Perth, opened in 1971.

  65. JC

    Remember the white but black NAACP woman.

    A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud.
    Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week with theft by welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance, Spokane news station KHQ-TV reported Thursday.
    She illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance from August 2015 through November 2017, court documents said

  66. Infidel Tiger

    Losing the Swanny and the Shents was and is a disgrace.

    The Swanny was one of the most beautiful Art Deco buildings. And they had $1 middies from 6-7 and then 8-9 on Friday’s. Heaps of stoushes over the pool tables too.

    Pubs used to have proper blues. These days young men hold hands and tongue kiss if there’s a dispute over nominated pocket.

  67. Infidel Tiger

    There was an Italian restaurant next door and you could just say to the waiter ‘were going next door to get on it, ring up the bill and find me

    Good times

    ThatIs exactly what used to happen!

    Bellissimo. Still around but it moved to the other side of the street.

    Whole world’s changed. Not for the better.

  68. H B Bear

    The Perry Lakes aths track was a complete dump. It was always going to go based on the land it was sitting on. I wonder when they will finally pull the pin on the Royal Show grounds. They could stick all the dog-boxes they need to fulfill the planners wet dreams there for the next 50 years.

  69. Infidel Tiger

    The Loft was too freaky for me. Some top looking birds in there trying to look depressed though.

    Fuck knows why you’d be depressed with a massive set of spectacular big naturals though.

  70. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Nah, just eavesdropping on the coulda beens and has beens reminiscing over their glory days while they do the washing up on a Friday night.

    It’s an introspective thing. Yesterday, despite a total fire ban, there were five fire call outs, with the local volunteer brigade. Two of those call outs were “suspicious”, and two of which were in breach of the fire ban, and you start wondering whether you are too old for all this shit.

  71. Infidel Tiger

    Showgrounds needs to go to the Swan Valley.

    Was never the same once they got rid of the Speedway. I can still smell it and feel the dirt showering my face.

    As I say, whole world’s fucked now. But you have to be brave for your kids.

  72. Dave in Marybrook

    Ah the Shents!
    Proximity to a railway station was lifeblood to the Monkey, J.B.’s, Swannie, Shents, Subi, Conti, S&A outing.
    You had to have your wits about you to get home though. $20 would get you out and about, but you’d never be able to stretch it to club entry, a drink for a lady and a taxi.

  73. Infidel Tiger

    Only rich kids could afford a taxi.

  74. Oh come on

    The Perry Lakes aths track was a complete dump. It was always going to go based on the land it was sitting on.

    Maybe but just about everyone who grew up in Perth had a historical connection to that structure. I was genuinely surprised when it was demolished.

    I wonder when they will finally pull the pin on the Royal Show grounds.

    Shit, remember when it was the Speedway? Every Friday night you could hear it.

  75. Ragu

    Other side of the street used to be a shoe shop. Iirc.big real estate.

    World has changed but you haven’t moved.

  76. Labor’s Colleen Yates – the voters of Darling Range dodge a bullet. Encouragingly, this advertorial has been viewed fewer than 200 times.

    Crikey Ubique – if you watched that right through you deserve a medal.

    I’m assuming that is an actual production, it is not some sort of spoof?

  77. Oh come on

    Was never the same once they got rid of the Speedway. I can still smell it and feel the dirt showering my face.

    LOL true. My folks still love telling the story about how excited I was when I first went to the Speedway. And I promptly fell asleep during the racket and my older brother ‘accidentally’ dumped his orange juice on my head.

  78. Infidel Tiger

    Claremont Speedway:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claremont_Speedway

    Hard to believe it was still going until 2000.

  79. sdfc

    Maybe but just about everyone who grew up in Perth had a historical connection to that structure.

    Not really.

  80. Infidel Tiger

    The clock tower at Perry Lakes is still there.

  81. H B Bear

    I wonder who remembers getting a Bovells pie on Bay View Terrace? Or picking up a slab of sponge for a lamington drive for the footy club or something.

  82. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Only rich kids could afford a taxi.

    I remember piling into a taxi outside of the old Montmartre nightclub, on William street, with some young lady of easy virtue in close proximity, only to discover that the taxi driver was my platoon sergeant, in the old Citizen Military Forces – guess who got heaps for weeks afterwards?

  83. Infidel Tiger

    We would always get a Bovell’s pie or pastie on Saturday morning. Was a great place to meet all your neighbours. Had to be quick because all the shops shut at midday and butchers weren’t allowed to trade on a Saturday.

  84. sdfc

    In the 80s you’d just drive.

  85. Dave in Marybrook

    Ah, that’s the arithmetic- only a rich kid could afford whisky, but four scuzzy kids could buy two casks of plonk. And four kids could share a taxi as well, see?

  86. Ragu

    Perry Lakes was a dump. An edifice of Windows hosting offices of people that you never met. An athletics track that was ok, but a stadia which was horrible for the Perth heat.

    Next door, was Rugby WA. A fiefdom of Stooke and representative of the entire are.
    A gigantic waste of money built on a swap

  87. H B Bear

    In the 80s you’d just drive.

    Exactly. If you could find your car you were OK to drive.

  88. Oh come on

    The clock tower at Perry Lakes is still there.

    Yeah I know. But it’s not the same.

    Again, I don’t feel any great longing for the old Empire Games stadium to be there. I’m just a bit surprised at what has been preserved due to some utterly trivial sentimental bullshit, and what hasn’t been preserved despite some far less trivial sentimental bullshit. Millions of WA school kids endured multiple inter-school sports carnivals at Perry Lakes stadium. It’s demolished. Whilst a well-used glory hole in a Northbridge park’s public gents is afforded maximum heritage value.

  89. Infidel Tiger

    Driving was fine. You just took your time and avoided major roads like a responsible adult.

  90. Oh come on

    I remember when I was a kid and we went to Uncle Vincent’s in Northbridge for chilli mussels. I was embarrassed to see a girl from my class and her mum and dad eating there, too. The dad was a Bargearse/Bluey dead ringer. Vincents had just installed one of those coin operated breathalyser things. When the girl from my class and her parents went to leave, Bargearse coughed up 20c, stuck a plastic straw in the hole of the breathalyser machine, and blew. It went straight to red. They then hopped in their RX-7 and took off.

    Funny the things you remember. I was surprised when I went to the zoo with my kids recently and noticed one of those exact same ancient coin-operated breathalyser machines in the toilets.

  91. Dave in Marybrook

    Fun times. Thanks for the PPP reminder, HBB.
    But bedtime in sodden Marybrook. Come the morn, there’ll be lambs to pick up off the ground.

  92. Dave in Marybrook

    I’d be surprised to see one of them at the zoo dunnies too- are you sure it wasn’t actually vending some of those “for her pleasure and stimulation” thingos?

  93. Infidel Tiger

    Going to Northbridge for dinner used to be a massive deal.

    OBH still has one of those breath testers on the wall.

  94. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Funny the things you remember. I was surprised when I went to the zoo with my kids recently and noticed one of those exact same ancient coin-operated breathalyser machines in the toilets.

    There was rather a long boozy lunch in South Perth, just before my younger brother went to God. No – one was driving anywhere after that, but it was explained that the function of the breathalyser machine in the gents dunny, wasn’t to see who could blow the highest blood alcohol level.

    Rest in peace, younger brother, it wasn’t you who blew the highest level – just your dirty, disreputable elder brother – the one who the family said would never come to anything…

  95. JC

    Has Macquarie bank been mention in the woyal comishion, or it’s just all about the dim bulb regular trading banks?

  96. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This one’s for all you Sandgropers, who ever woke up Sunday morning, with the hangover from Hell, and “I beg your pardon, Miss, what was your name?”

  97. JC

    You know this dude is right and that’s why the stock is headed to 10 bucks a share by 2019.

    The launch of aircraft capable of ultra-long-haul flights will change the nature of global travel forever, according to Sydney Airport chief executive Geoff Culbert.

    Mr Culbert, who previously worked for General Electric which worked on the development of Boeing’s new 777X engine, said passengers will be able to reach anywhere in the world with a single flight from Sydney, once the 777X and the Airbus A350-900 hit the market.

    He said that currently, 70 per cent of the world’s population is accessible by a single flight from Sydney.

    “Those aircraft should begin commercial operations within the next five years, and when they do the landscape of global travel will change forever,” he said at Sydney Airport’s (SYD) annual general meeting this morning.

    “We will be able to reach the entire population of the world in a single flight.

    “We’ll get to places we never dreamt of in one hop. London, Paris, Rome — New York, Rio, Sao Paolo — Cape Town, Cairo, Marrakesh.”

    In February, Sydney Airport said its 2017 net profit after tax rose 9 per cent on the back of increased traffic and this year, the company is eyeing increased routes to India, Africa and South America to further increase its traffic flow.

    “As the world’s population increases and the middle class grows, they become new markets …..

    The Dreamliner has revolutionized everything to with flying.

  98. Infidel Tiger

    That’s right JC. Everyone talks Tesla but it is Boeing that is changing the world.

  99. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I commenced writing here near to the end of 2014. It is now 2018.
    Why am I not acceptable to this blog?

    P, if you are for real you are very acceptable on this blog as far as I, and others, are concerned. You only have to be able to type and hate lefties; in fact, cancel the type bit as Fred Lenin can’t type. And he’s great; a terrific contributor, with the grammar and punctuation of an experimental poet.

    I think the issue is that you need to honestly say that you have nothing to do with Grigorae Troll. You know, like entering America: ‘Are you now, or have you ever been, associated with Grigory Troll?’ Answer: ‘What me? Never. Grigory is an idiot and a kitteh stalker’. That should do.

    Many people think that you are a sock of his, and that you are not real. But people can be wrong; give them time to change their mind. I’ve had my doubts too, as I’ve told you, but I am very prepared to admit I was/am wrong. I’ve enjoyed hearing about your life with your husband, and your love for him, and your religion. Get that troll odor out of your hair and go directly to the Nostalgia Sub-Branch of the Cat. Meets here 9-midnight every Friday. Plenty of examples back thread tonight. You’ll do well. Then branch out into How and Why Abbott Lost the Plot, or What’s Wrong With Malcolm. Or anything that takes your fancy. Also, a hint from my experiences: I’ve found some people just won’t like you and it’s a waste of energy to try to change them.
    —————————–

    This evening I girded my loins, put on three inch heels, and set off boldly with Hairy to the IPA cocktail party to disclose myself to some Cats who may have been there. Only found one, whom I knew already. Hi Cassie. No name tags though, which made it hard. Meet ups are not for everyone but they do help to establish you are real. I said Hello to Doomlord, introduced Da Hairy Ape and for a minute they exchanged a brief comparison of their chest hairiness to the second shirt button down. Hard to say who won that round.

    A perfect evening. 😀

    Also had an excellent chat with Keith Windschuttle from Quadrant.
    Reminded him of where we had met before. Yakked on then about some good ole times.

  100. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The Dreamliner has revolutionized everything to with flying.

    Nice plane. We just flew to Japan and back on one, JAL. Good airline.
    Hairy invited me to go 17 hours to London from Perth. Fine if you live in Perth, I said, rejecting the offer. Anyway, 17 hours in a plane and I’d need drugs. He reminded me we have done a number of 15 hour non-stop flights to Canada, South America etc. ex Sydney. It would be 21 hours ex-Syd via Perth though.

  101. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    In response to your last post, do you consider me a troll because I drop in every now and then?

    Goodness, no, Elle. That comment of mine was about sometimes having to respond to an issue raised by a troll even though model Cats ignore trolls completely. You clearly are not a troll. It is not a matter of how often someone is here. Trolls are identified by their single purpose, which is to disrupt, make jibes, be obstructive and oppositional not for argument’s sake but just because they aim to thread wreck.

  102. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #2720290, posted on May 25, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    Has Macquarie bank been mention in the woyal comishion, or it’s just all about the dim bulb regular trading banks?

    Got a free pass I think.
    Just the big 4 + AMP.
    Now, why would that be?

  103. Leigh Lowe

    A bunch of Perf likely lads from the 1990’s spending their Friday night reliving their glory days … on an economics blog.
    Sad.

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