Monday Forum: April 15, 2019

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  1. Tintarella di Luna

    And Rita the wonderdog, Tinta.
    She knows not to make a noise when lambs are about. It’s a pity Kelly O’Dwyer never learnt to only bark on command.

    Nice company all ’round there Farmer Gez and I guess the mornings would be brisk and bracing too.

  2. Woolfe

    Wasn’t it just Pete, and the third one landed on a ship in the Atlantic!

  3. hzhousewife

    Awesome, they got all 3 boosters back for the first time.

    seeing the 2 side boosters land perfectly next to each other was amazing.

    Aaahh is that what I was seeing. Amazing how quickly you see the curvature of the earth too. Thanks Woolfe, that was very enjoyable.

  4. Oh come on

    LOL did this actually happen? CNN broadcast Little Brian Stelter sat watching that hilarious meme which totally pantsed him and CNN, wearing his stupid squinty eye look? So weird!

  5. Roger

    A big fan of Birds of Tokyo and Adam Weston but they should be halftime entertainment or postgame entertainment.

    Well said, that young man…but,

    Why do football fans need to be “entertained” thus?

    Wouldn’t some quiet time to discuss the game be beneficial?

    Or does it really just come down to panem et circenses?

    If so, our democracy is in bad shape.

  6. Tailgunner

    I’ll admit I was taken in at first. Wiser now.

    I’m not sure about sharing that spliff, Lizzie. But it isn’t the worst idea to solve some Catfights perhaps?

  7. feelthebern

    13 pages..an Easter miracle.

  8. Oh come on

    Celia Hammond is exactly the sort of person we need.

    How so?

    The only way to change the LoberalOarty is from within,

    See, I think it is beyond reform and we need to start over.

  9. Tel

    If you put the major parties last … you end up warming towards Clive Palmer!

    Look at all those candidates. He’s set to dent some egos.

    https://www.unitedaustraliaparty.org.au/endorsed-candidates/

  10. cohenite

    I

    don’t think there are very many here who intend to vote Liberal. I’m going to preference the Liars above the Libs, for starters. The Liberal Party is beyond saving and must be destroyed before there’s a possibility of anything better replacing it.

    Sort of like committing suicide to have a new start. Good thinking.

  11. Mark A

    I wish there was a a way to tell people, they are boring and not offending them, or agreeing with other people who also find them boring without offending anyone.

    Sitting on a razor wire is b…dy painful

  12. calli

    Event Horizon approaching….

  13. Oh come on

    Your memory is pretty short, cohenite.

  14. Mark A

    PS
    I know STFU and let it go.

  15. Overburdened

    https://www.johnnyclegg.com/index.html

    Scatterlings of Africa with his band Juluka was a resonant song when in South Africa, and particularly Cape Town.

    Someone of substance and having a crack.

    Highly regarded person.

  16. rickw

    13 pages..an Easter miracle.

    Indeed, seems to be working quite well despite the steadily increasing load!

  17. Hay Stockard

    Finding an item on fish ponds in England and trying to obfuscate it in to refuting a statement is hardly good scholarship.
    I really am not anyone’s history tutor. Find out for yourselves or just surrender to asinine emotions.
    It doesn’t bother me in the slightest.
    And you know what they say about arguing with strangers on the internet.

  18. Tailgunner

    You then rifle it through for a behind, giving you a 13 point lead.

    Dirty pool that, LL!
    Probably the high percentage play, but negative tactical play often has horrible results.
    I used to use the snooker a lot in pubs. Not always successfully! And then there were the brawls…
    Good times.

  19. calli

    Vote Liberal. I Ferkan Derya! (h/t Blair)

  20. Oh come on

    Sort of like committing suicide to have a new start.

    More like cutting out a brain tumour. It’s unpleasant to go through, but leaving it alone and expecting it to get better by itself is really stupid.

  21. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2992364, posted on April 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    IT, if she’s a Lib then she’s part of the problem. Why do you think she’s so great? Julie Bishop is endorsing her, which is a big black mark.

    Bishop endorsed a candidate who got 1 vote

    Bishop also endorsed herself for Liberal leadership with “20-something locked in votes”.
    She got 11.
    Bishop and Pahn absolutely played the Parliamentary Liberal party with the mythology that they were the key to winning WA and SA.

  22. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    It’s the Queen Elizabeth. The QE2 is another vessel. I think you are on the tour just before us, so we may pass on the gangplank.
    You will recognise me by my effortless ability to trip over nothing.

    Yes, the Queen Elizabeth. Confusing it with the QM2. Sorry for late reply, just got in from visiting people with dog. Dog rejected my lambs ears; je suis desolee.

    I too have an amazing ability to trip over nothing, Calli, so we can meet feebly waving across gangplanks at ground zero. Case in point, I tripped very badly coming out of The Lego Movie (that has a 2 as well), couldn’t stop my momentum coming up the stairs chasing autistic child in my care, bruised my left knee considerably, and am still cranky and suffering. Minding said child for the last three days may have been contributory to both my crankiness and my knee’s refusal to return to normal size and functioning. He sure can run. 🙂

  23. calli

    A policeman has been stabbed at Central Station.

  24. Memoryvault

    Thanks Woolfe.
    That was truly amazing.
    Musk is a giant amongst dwarves.

  25. Infidel Tiger

    Celia Hammond is exactly the sort of person we need.

    How so?

    Google her.

    Seems pretty sound to me.

  26. Tintarella di Luna

    CNN broadcast Little Brian Stelter sat watching that hilarious meme which totally pantsed him and CNN, wearing his stupid squinty eye look? So weird!

    oh come on – Brian Stelter gives me the irrits something shocking – that little motor mouth in that fat head — he is more annoying and that nasty intellectual pygmy Katy Tur (I’m always tempted to add a consonant to her name given her nature)

  27. Bruce of Newcastle

    the third one landed on a ship in the Atlantic!

    Sadly it fell off the barge while being carried back, because of choppy seas. SpaceX couldn’t secure it properly as the securing system was built for the Falcon 9 boosters and the Heavy core is a bit different. They’ve recovered it and some may be reusable, but it is disappointing that the supposedly easiest bit of sailing a few hundred ks turned out to be not so easy.

    The launch vid you put up that says “live” is actually the ArabSat launch from a week ago. The next Falcon Heavy launch isn’t until June.

  28. cohenite

    Comments about the religion of pieces still moderated I see. Here instead is a video of funny animals:

  29. Knuckle Dragger

    BoN,

    Hmmm. Turns out We Are Knuckle Dragger is an English/Northern Irish rock band from Newcastle, formed in 2008.

    I will persist.

  30. feelthebern

    A policeman has been stabbed at Central Station.

    Get your burqa ready.

  31. Ellie

    This is a woman who has contacted me very often by email

    Nup. No. We conversed. You at length. Me, briefly.

  32. calli

    Good. You don’t want to catch the wrong ship in Vancouver. Who knows where you might end up. 😄

    We’re going all the way round to NYC. Booked the tour of the Panama Canal workings today. Ahhhh…engineering. Like the Louvre but with gears and concrete.

  33. Ellie

    Go back and have a look at the very few emails. I am not nasty, Lizzie.

  34. Memoryvault

    Boambee John

    A couple of weeks ago I agreed to go and do battle on a blog site.
    Then I ended up in total war with Westpac and got distracted.
    Remind me and I’ll check them out tomorrow.

  35. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Andrew Mallard killed in hit-and-run in Los Angeles

    Paige Taylor
    WA Bureau Chief
    @paigeataylor
    8 minutes ago April 19, 2019
    No Comments

    Andrew Mallard, who was wrongly jailed for murder in one of Australia’s most high profile miscarriages of justice, has been killed in Los Angeles.

    Mr Mallard spent 12 years in jail for the murder of Perth jeweller Pamela Lawrence and was released in February 2006 after work by then Australian journalist Colleen Egan, then Labor backbencher John Quigley and a team of pro bono lawyers to have his conviction thrown out by the High Court.

    Mr Mallard was struck and killed while crossing the road in Hollywood, where his fiancee lives. LA Police have asked the public for information about the driver who did not stop.

    After Mr Mallard was freed from Casuarina Prison in Perth, it emerged police withheld important information from his defence team during his trial. A corruption inquiry recommended a total of 25 adverse findings against two of the officers who worked on the case, who were by that time both assistant commissioners. The inquiry was told those officers, Mal Shervill and David Caporn, removed and changed facts in the statements of four witnesses.

    A cold case review of Lawrence’s murder at her jewellery shop in Perth’s western suburbs ultimately eliminated Mr Mallard as a suspect and uncovered the partial palm print of convicted murderer Simon Rochford at the scene. Rochford, who was already in jail for bludgeoning his girlfriend Brigitta Dickens to death, took his own life in his cell after police questioned him about Lawrence’s violent death. Lawerence suffered blows to the head from an implement that police believed was very similar to the one he used to kill Dickens.

    The 56-year-old received a $3.25 million settlement from the West Australian government in 2009.

    Mr Quigley, who was a backbencher when he worked on Mr Mallard’s case and is now the WA Attorney-General, yesterday offered his condolences to Mr Mallard’s mother Grace and sister Jacqui.

    Breaking, from the Oz. Any Western Australian Cats remember the Mallard case?

  36. Tom

    LOL did this actually happen? CNN broadcaster little Brian Stelter sat watching that hilarious meme which totally pantsed him and CNN, wearing his stupid squinty eye look? So weird!

    Bwahahaha, OCO. Must-watch!

    The idiots on CNN have zero awareness of what fools they are to most of the American public.
    IMO, 2020 is going to be a massacre.

  37. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I wish there was a a way to tell people, they are boring and not offending them, or agreeing with other people who also find them boring without offending anyone.
    Sitting on a razor wire is b…dy painful

    Everyone’s boring sometimes, Mark. And no sensible person objects to others saying so.
    Sometimes though, it’s not what is said but why it is being said that matters.
    Sub-texts. Hidden meanings in the digs. The way things are said. The context.
    I have a good nose for those. Just been proven right again too.

    Stimpy, come on down. The world need a touch more insanity to even begin to seem sane.

  38. Ellie

    ….in floods of tears.

    You emailed me the same.

    Seriously! I come back here and see you’ve divulged stuff.

    Grow up!

  39. Infidel Tiger

    Publish the emails.

    Unredacted.

  40. Knuckle Dragger

    The fight’s back on!

    Good news, people!

  41. Bruce of Newcastle

    KD – Be sure to use the site:catallaxyfiles.com string to force the search to do the Cat only.

    On the Heavy booster falling over here’re a couple stories from today:

    Battered SpaceX Falcon Heavy booster knocked over at sea returns to Port Canaveral

    Elon Musk: Engines from core Falcon Heavy booster ‘seem OK’

  42. jupes

    There should be no entertainment on ANZAC day except two up, sinking piss and brawling.

    Yep.

    Kevin Sheedy’s idea for the ANZAC Day match was genius. Because it was done respectfully it was a superb addition to our day of the year.

    Only a bunch of tools like the AFL could fuck it up.

  43. Oh come on

    My thoughts exactly, IT. Release the emails!

  44. Knuckle Dragger

    AHA! Found it!

    BoN, I pledge to you my first born son.

    No. Too much.

    I pledge my first born son’s first born son.

    Hmmm. Still too much.

    I pledge my first born son’s eldest daughter, and I’ll make sure she can cook.

    Save the date. 2030 it is.

  45. Infidel Tiger

    Andrew Mallard, who was wrongly jailed for murder in one of Australia’s most high profile miscarriages of justice, has been killed in Los Angeles.

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/andrew-mallard-killed-in-hitandrun-in-los-angeles/news-story/2dac64e107235a9352b6133035423f94

    Poor bastard.

  46. Tel

    A policeman has been stabbed at Central Station.

    Sensible gun laws!!! Now!

  47. jupes

    Bwahahaha, OCO. Must-watch!

    That is hilarious! Especially the cut-away to the idiot’s concern face.

  48. Oh come on

    I can’t believe they let that go to air, Tom. The meme is objectively funny. If the other side had made it about one of ours, I’d concede it was funny. But little Brian Stelter takes himself so seriously that he watched it through with his face on split screen and he didn’t even crack a smile? Pretended to look all perplexed instead? What a wanker! If you’re confused, George Costanza, what you’re watching is you being owned. An FYI for you. You’re welcome.

  49. Oh come on

    Andrew Mallard, who was wrongly jailed for murder in one of Australia’s most high profile miscarriages of justice, has been killed in Los Angeles.

    Wow. Sad. He was a weird dude (I know someone who interacted with him while he was in the slammer). But he absolutely didn’t deserve to be fitted up by WAPol scum.

  50. mh

    Roosters looking white hot.

  51. Pedro the Ignorant

    Sad end for Andrew Mallard.

    Poor bastard was imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit and gets run over by a hit run driver in a foreign country.

    I hope some WA plod are feeling ashamed of themselves tonight.

  52. Infidel Tiger

    Wow. Sad. He was a weird dude (I know someone who interacted with him while he was in the slammer). But he absolutely didn’t deserve to be fitted up by WAPol scum.

    Yep. Spent 13 years in jail because he was weird. The WA police have the most appealing record in major cases.

    Poor bastard then gets killed by a lunatic in LA.

  53. Bushkid

    Mark A
    #2992229, posted on April 19, 2019 at 4:09 pm
    I learned to drive on a Fordson Major.
    Graduating to a beat up Holden ute was a breeze.

    I learned on an old grey Ferguson tractor, then graduated to a Mini panel van.
    My big brother taught me how to do handbrake turns in the Mini. I had fun at car club gymkhanas in that, then in a short wheel base FJ40 Land Cruiser. Those things can get to amazing angles in the wet grass without falling over.

  54. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’m sad about the Falcon Heavy booster damage, so here’s a nice Musk story which is sort of apt for Good Friday.

    Elon Musk in talks with Israeli government to build tunnels (4 Apr)

    Elon Musk is in talks with the Israeli government to build tunnels in the country, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a campaign event this week.

    Mr Musk’s Boring tunneling business could help boost much-needed infrastructure development in Israel, which suffers from a beleaguered public transportation system and the worst traffic in the developed world.

    “I met a man that they call Elon Musk– have you heard of him? A real genius,” Mr Netanyahu said at a campaign event Tuesday night when asked about the country’s transportation system. “Right now we’re in conversation with him to see if we can tunnel the State of Israel.”

    Israel could do with a cheap tunneling method. All those Hamas and Hezbollah kiddies’d get quite a shock if while digging under the border they met a Boring boring machine coming the other way. And deep underground is an excellent place to be if Iron Dome misses one of Iran’s incoming non-existent nukes.

  55. Looks like Stelter’s sense of humour was jammed.

  56. I don’t get what the PUP stands for.

    Other than:

    1. Royalties for regions.
    2. Pro business but not a care for government debt.
    3. Trying to be “tough on illegals” but having a generous resettlement programme.
    4. Something about lobbyists reeeeeee.
    5. Some nonsense about withholding taxes being abolished being as impactful as abolishing tariffs, payroll taxes and excise taxes.
    6. Against taxes but against foreign investment and being generous with welfare generally.
    7. Against foreign ownership.
    8. For keeping education sector budgets bloated.

  57. Tel

    I don’t get what the PUP stands for.

    Clive Palmer tried to make it in business then realized that all the decisions (all of them) that make any difference in Australia come from government, so being in business is a waste of time. Then he started a political party.

    It stands for allowing Clive Palmer to be able to make decisions and choose his own destiny … same as we all want.

  58. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    My email has about eight ‘conversation’ threads signifying an email from you, Elle, some with as many as 12 exchanges to them. And I have no objection to that. In general, if someone asks for my help and I can give it then I do. I will maintain your privacy in them, and will not disclose content details, except to say that you did find Nick somewhat objectionable at that time. Then I see you today sucking up to him in his usual disparagement of me, and joining in the ‘fun’ of it. My responses to you here and in emails have been consistently supportive. Now you say my support and friendship to a mentally ill man on this site, a funny and clever and brave man in many ways fighting the odds of his disease, and not in my view and that of many others an anti-Semitic person, is somehow evil to you. I don’t ask you to like Stimpy, but I do think you could have done me the courtesy of not including me into your category of anti-Semite because I do like him.

    I think you have some emotional problems and it is best that I do not engage with them here or elsewhere. Others may be of more help and interest to you now.

  59. Okay Tel. He’s just self-actualising and living his best life.

    Now when does Sinclair give us all a free car?

  60. feelthebern

    a mentally ill man on this site

    Which one?

  61. Boambee John

    Memoryvault
    #2992402, posted on April 19, 2019 at 7:49 pm
    Boambee John

    A couple of weeks ago I agreed to go and do battle on a blog site.
    Then I ended up in total war with Westpac and got distracted.
    Remind me and I’ll check them out tomorrow.

    Peter

    Hope that you got a satisfactory response from Westpac.

    The site is donaitkin.com.No matter what the subject, most threads end up as an ongoing debate about Goebbels Worming, however the latest thread is explicitly about climate change, so the two usual suspects, Chris and Stu didn’t have to divert it this time.

    Enjoy Easter with the grandkids. We aren’t able to get to see ours at the moment, other things going on.

  62. Leigh Lowe

    Kevin Sheedy’s idea for the ANZAC Day match was genius. Because it was done respectfully it was a superb addition to our day of the year.

    Yes, and it was borne out of a genuine respect by Sheedy and desire to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
    Remember it started in the early 1990’s when the left were confidently predicting the end of Anzac Day and at the height of “lezzos against rape in war”.
    Bruce Ruxton was RSL President and it was never going to fly without his blessing.
    Sheedy and Ruxton created something which helped revitalise Anzac Day, something which only a marketing expert could fuck up.

  63. Overburdened

    Sheesh I can see the cat’s arse mouths on the fighting females.

    No one of the male variety I have seen can do the passive aggressive fuck you darling like women do.

  64. Ellie

    Oy vey!
    Lizzie, that post directed at me is a bit shorter than your emails. Thank you.
    The only emotional problem I have is grieving my mum’s death.
    You may have some deep seated issues.
    Intelligent and creative people often do.
    No shame in that.

  65. Tel

    Tiles you are attempting to understand the PUP as if it was based on some kind of political philosophy. It isn’t. Palmer doesn’t have policies … he has words that might give the voters sufficient confidence to get angry and punish the major parties. It’s not about policies.

    The only parties that have policies are the Greens and the ALP and their policies are mostly communism with a bit of looting and payback.

    None of them have any plan for Australia.

  66. Overburdened

    On a brighter note, they may need a cuddle from the handbag later

  67. Tom

    Mark A
    #2992229, posted on April 19, 2019 at 4:09 pm
    I learned to drive on a Fordson Major.
    Graduating to a beat up Holden ute was a breeze.

    I’m much more modern than you, Mark A.

    After learning on the ancient old grey Fergie ( was sprung trying to drive it when I was 7), I graduated to the Fergie 35, before the old man put me to work discing, harrowing and sowing crops on the Fergie 65.

    Man, that thing had grunt! Especially in the winter when the Barwon river flats were nearly under water. I had some of my most memorable daydreams sitting on that thing in the school holidays before I was sent back to boarding school.

    I learned on an old grey Ferguson tractor, then graduated to a Mini panel van.

    Loved your story, Bushkid. We grew up in different states, but the bush childhood was the same all over. PS: My paddock bomb was an old Standard.

    Totally alien from the greenfilth brats in the cities have no idea where their food comes from.

  68. Overburdened

    I don’t know how to put a bet on.

    Otherwise I would probably put a bit of the hard earned on palmer’s mob to do alright at the upcoming election.

    This will, of course, be the next chapter in the demise of the Country.

  69. I tried to answer like a PUP and I got this

    88% AJP
    88% Liberal
    87% ALP
    85% SFF
    81% GRN
    77% PUP
    75% CDP
    74% LDP
    62% PHON
    52% ACP

    https://australia.isidewith.com/profile/3752152454/parties

  70. Tel

    At best Palmer might get one or two candidates in the door come election time. That’s about the best he can hope for, and even then they might just as easily turn disloyal the moment they get comfortable in Canberra.

    Why worry about policies? He’s there to show he can do it.

  71. Notafan

    HS

    You made the claim you support it

    I read some other articles, none of which came close to supporting your claim that Catholic abstinence rules were a plot to extract money from laity.

    I had you pegged as an anti Catholic bigot a while back.

    Nothing now to change that view

  72. Leigh Lowe

    Tailgunner

    #2992385, posted on April 19, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    You then rifle it through for a behind, giving you a 13 point lead.

    Dirty pool that, LL!

    Stupid rules lead to bizarre tactics.
    I am old enough to remember Kevin Sheedy (there he is again) coaching Essendon to play possession football across the half back line whilst holding a 2-3 goal lead within the last five minutes.
    The first time it happened I was convinced it would end in disaster.
    But then you see an exhausted opposition running to cover players who are playing keepings-off.
    Statistically, games were rarely lost playing that tactic. In fact, usually opportunities opened up to attack along the wings and the final margin increased.

  73. Leigh Lowe

    After learning on the ancient old grey Fergie ( was sprung trying to drive it when I was 7), I graduated to the Fergie 35, 

    From memory the red Fergie 35 had a foot throttle which turned it into a real race car.
    Well, faster than a 120Y anyway.

  74. Overburdened

    Tom

    In the end we are all dust.

    The days of youth of the over 60’s- apologies if you are younger than that- are gone, never to return.

    Personally, I have mixed feelings about the Country of my youth.

    I cherish the positive parts of it and hope to remain resilient as I and my history become ever the more obsolete.

  75. Bruce of Newcastle

    Where would PUP fit in here?

    All nine sectors. 😀

    Truly. About the only one I can’t think of Palmer being in is Libertarian, I can think of examples of all 8 others more or less. His glad-handing with Al Gore features especially high up in the memory queue.

    I think he’s making a hail mary play for Senate balance of power. If he doesn’t get it he may disappear to wherever his nephew has gone to.

  76. Hay Stockard

    Notafan,
    Again with empty but emotional accusations.
    You are a fascist homophobe.
    Back at you fruitcake.
    Now learn some history. And manners. They’ll help you too in future.

  77. Oh come on

    Surely there is zero electoral appetite for a Clive Palmer comeback?

  78. feelthebern

    I hope & pray for the Senate to be wonderfully gridlocked post the election.
    I can’t wait for One Nation & the Greens holding joint press conferences on how much greenmail they are demanding.

  79. Boambee John

    Tom

    Loved your story, Bushkid. We grew up in different states, but the bush childhood was the same all over. PS: My paddock bomb was an old Standard.

    I have vivid memories of my sister and I “helping” the farmer next door with his ploughing and harrowing.

    Our help consisted of standing either side of the driver’s seat, leaning on, or sometimes over, the mudguards. The rear wheels did not have tyres, but a multitude of spades that really dug in. Fall under that lot, and the surgeons would have a big job!

    We also helped him with chaff cutting, using the PTO. We fed the inlet trough. The ‘elf n safety commissars would have conniptons if they saw such behaviour these days.

  80. Boambee John

    PS, neither of us had reached our teens at the time.

  81. dover_beach

    Finding an item on fish ponds in England and trying to obfuscate it in to refuting a statement is hardly good scholarship.
    I really am not anyone’s history tutor. Find out for yourselves or just surrender to asinine emotions.
    It doesn’t bother me in the slightest.

    LOL.

  82. Bushkid

    We grew up in different states, but the bush childhood was the same all over. PS: My paddock bomb was an old Standard.

    Totally alien from the greenfilth brats in the cities have no idea where their food comes from.

    True, Tom. I really think I’ve lived through the very best of times in this country. I reckon I grew up in the very best of places, with the advantage of being born to educated parents (an electrical engineer and a physiotherapist), and growing up in the bush, working on the family farm, eating our own produce – and knowing where our income came from, and being responsible for generating part of that income from a young age.

    An old Standard? We had one of those floating around at one stage too. There was an old red Fordson Major tractor, and even a Case with the metal driving wheels with the wedges. The most modern tractor was Dad’s pride and joy – a Chamberlain Champion 9G! Great for pulling stumps when clearing a cultivation paddock, and for getting out of the way when blowing the stumps it couldn’t pull. Good times, a great childhood!

  83. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bern – There’ll be enough wet Libs that all the climate crap in the world will be passed. For the Planet! There will be so many slimy floor-crossing snail trails that they’ll have to put on more cleaners.

  84. Knuckle Dragger

    Been teaching the boyman to drive the Colorado all week, at remote firing ranges with bitchy carparks and roads in and out, and a few dirt tracks leading off them.

    He was much more receptive and did far better when I explained why a motor vehicle works the way it does, not just how it works and what to do.

    All in all, my expectations were far exceeded. Only three stalls in six hours’ driving, and no pistons through the bonnet either. He’s much better served learning in a big manual than in his mother’s automatic Kia Shitbox.

    I’m not teaching him how to pass a test. I’m teaching him how to save his life when shit goes backwards with no notice.

  85. Bushkid

    Hey Tom, my reply is in moderation, for what reason I really cannot fathom….

  86. feelthebern

    Ladies, ladies, it’s not that kind of blog.
    The Cat is a dignified place.
    Just like an open pit road side toilet.
    PS there is an open pit road side toilet between Sydney & Canberra.

  87. PS there is an open pit road side toilet between Sydney & Canberra.

    But why won’t Americans come here and give us money to look at trees and sleep in hotels?

  88. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #2992338, posted on April 19, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I’m not one for placing bets that take five months to collect, but the Bombers are $13 for the premiership, which suggests $3-$4 to make the eight (betting is currently suspended mid-round).

    Maybe Tom.
    The formline …
    Pumped by GWS by 15 goals (won’t be the only ones this year), but played poorly.
    Beaten by St Kilda by 2 goals. Didn’t play well but maybe the Saints are a bit better than everyone thinks.
    Played all over Melbourne and should have won by more than 3 goals. But are Melbourne as good as they think they are?
    Demolished Brisbane in 20 minutes. But they are pretenders who overplayed their ability in the first three rounds.
    Pumped North, who will finish bottom four.
    .
    Maybe worth a tenner.
    Don’t put the new Fergie on it.

  89. feelthebern

    KD, you sound like an awesome dad.
    You should hold weekends for wayward Cats.

  90. MatrixTransform

    My paddock bomb was an old Standard.

    Mine was an old WV pan with the body removed and motor exposed to the world.
    The steering support was made from angle iron .
    I used to go to the local servo with a Pablo Coffee jar and fill it up with petrol.
    Held in place with masking tape, the feed to the fuel pump was a tube.
    I was the only 12yo with my own car.

  91. Knuckle Dragger

    I see my gentle question this morning about non-meat eating on GF has, in the common lingo, ‘escalated quickly’.

  92. Tel

    Not in agreement with Malta’s PM on equality

    Charles Camenzuli from Parramatta NSW writes: as a long time reader of the Voice of Malta and an Australian-Born person of Maltese heritage, I feel it appropriate to voice my views on the current stance the Maltese Prime Minister, Dr. Joseph Muscat, has on “Equality”. I am deeply ashamed of where the good Christian nation of Malta is heading. The standard for our future children, of what is acceptable and what is not, is wilfully being degraded by mere virtue signalling by the politicians. As human beings we have the basic human rights, which should include the right of opportunity, but not outcomes. We cannot go against all that which made us the culture that we are and then demand recognition for what we want to be rather than who we are. It is about time that we stop demanding all sorts of rights while being oblivious of the associated responsibilities to our society that those rights entail.

    After a lot of web searching I found one sensible comment by a Liberal Party candidate. Seems like an OK guy. I can’t put him first preference because I can’t allow the Liberal Party to make money off my vote … but I could in clear conscious put that guy ahead of the Greens and the ALP.

    Structural engineer with background in steel and concrete. Someone who has actually done some work instead of someone who talks about the working class. I think there’s still a difference between the parties.

  93. Notafan

    Interesting, it’s another custom we inherited from the J ews.

    There is actually a map of English monastic fish ponds, ( that is all they were) possibly 20 or 30 in the entire country,

    fasting and abstinence dates back to the beginning

  94. MatrixTransform

    I used to short the terminals at the starter motor with an old hacksaw blade to get the bastard running

    happy days

  95. Notafan

    KD

    What happens when someone (else) tries to put the boot in with a bit of BS.

  96. Nick

    Went up and introduced myself to Travis Varcoe at Tulla, today. He had a laugh when I told him ai was a Carlton supporter. A nice bloke.

  97. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    . He’s much better served learning in a big manual than in his mother’s automatic Kia Shitbox.

    I’m not teaching him how to pass a test. I’m teaching him how to save his life when shit goes backwards with no notice.

    Good point.

  98. I used to short the terminals at the starter motor with an old hacksaw blade to get the bastard running

    I had to (on my mechanic’s advice), hit the solenoid with a spanner and shout “start ya bastard!”.

  99. Leigh Lowe

    KD, following on from Tom’s recollections about various Fergies, learning how to drive on a farm was invaluable.
    You learnt about vehicle handling driving utes around paddocks, and you learnt accuracy (albeit at low speed) raking and baling hay and, most of all, driving a truck with a bale elevator on it.
    Your misses were left in the paddock for all to see.

  100. feelthebern

    Update on my faithful hound.
    Sprayed the back yard with vegan sausage shit.
    Took about 15 mins with the hose to get rid of the damage.

  101. Notafan

    Last time when you realised I was a Catholic, you told me to go read a Bible.

    Why don’t you try that one again, its a good one.

  102. Knuckle Dragger

    ftb,

    Appreciated. I only get him for some of the Qld school holidays so I try and make it worthwhile.

    He’s wheels up back to Townsville early Sunday morning, so tomorrow will be a final couple of hours behind the wheel, buying extension cords, screws and other shit I don’t need at Bunnings and rehanging sensor lights out the front.

    Then I’m teaching him how to iron shirts properly, and we’re off in the evening to an actual restaurant instead of a parmy at a pub bistro.

    As for weekends for wayward Cats – look, I’d love to, but I just haven’t the budget for that much armour plate.

  103. MatrixTransform

    shout “start ya bastard!”

    a mate mate of mine with a knack for colourful says says that ‘chucking some fucks into it will do the trick”

  104. Infidel Tiger

    I’m not teaching him how to pass a test. I’m teaching him how to save his life when shit goes backwards with no notice.

    Most useful thing my Dad ever taught me was how to drive in the country.

  105. Tel

    He’s much better served learning in a big manual than in his mother’s automatic Kia Shitbox.

    The big car on dirt gives much better feel for the dynamics because overshoot, skids and inertia are more pronounced. That’s great for first principles of driving.

    The little car teaches more about traffic on crowded roads when you have nothing and everyone else is bigger … you learn a lot about reading other drivers.

  106. Nick

    Update on my faithful hound.
    Sprayed the back yard with vegan sausage shit.
    Took about 15 mins with the hose to get rid of the damage.

    Hahahaha
    Imagine what that rubbIsh will do to you.

  107. Infidel Tiger

    Finding an item on fish ponds in England and trying to obfuscate it in to refuting a statement is hardly good scholarship.
    I really am not anyone’s history tutor. Find out for yourselves or just surrender to asinine emotions.
    It doesn’t bother me in the slightest.
    And you know what they say about arguing with strangers on the internet.

    If you were any sort of student of history, you would know that it was the Christian tradition for fish consumption that expanded the fishing industry and not the fishing industry in cahoots with the Bishops foisting fish on the Christians.

    This is basic stuff.

  108. MatrixTransform

    I did have chuckle at the Fergies.
    I reckon the first time I ever drove anything it was a Fergie.
    The Old Man got it bogged….I kid you not, up to the back axles.
    So I had to drive it while the silly old bugger towed me out with a long tipper
    gawd, I was probably only 8yo.

  109. feelthebern

    I have contacted Louise Milligan to write my story about how Catholic tradition caused my dog to shit everywhere.
    I have her on call to show her what the effects of Catholic tradition have on my bowels, whenever that abomination occurs.

  110. Leigh Lowe

    Most useful thing my Dad ever taught me was how to drive in the country.

    If it is moving in your windscreen you won’t hit it.
    If it isn’t moving in your windscreen you need to think about it.
    If it looks like an animal smaller than a wallaby, or someone on welfare, carry on through.

  111. Twostix

    Is it legal to bush camp in nsw national parks?

    Meaning can you hike in and setup an overnight camp in the scrub?

    I bet not.

  112. Infidel Tiger

    Is it legal to bush camp in nsw national parks?

    Meaning can you hike in and setup an overnight camp in the scrub?

    I bet not.

    Of course not!

    Camping is illegal in Australia except in State mandated zones for which you will pay a hefty fee.

    Nanny is everywhere. Have been woken by rangers at ungodly hours asking for fees. Lucky they didn’t end up shot and dumped down a mineshaft.

  113. Knuckle Dragger

    The first drive I drove on bitchy with the old man, I jumped into the driver’s seat, shut the door and put my belt on.

    He said take your belt off, open the door, then lean down and touch the road with your hand. Which I did.

    Then he looked at me and said, ‘Hard, isn’t it?’ I nodded.

    He said, ‘You only get one chance’. There followed the most careful road driving ever from someone who’d spent the previous year chicaning through sheep.

    Never forgot it, and did the same thing to my young bloke on Tuesday. Except I added, ‘There is no reset button out here.’

    Modern times and all that.

  114. Not quite twostix.

    It is very restrictive and there are designated sites.

  115. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘drive I drove’

    What a maroon.

  116. Tel

    Is it legal to bush camp in nsw national parks?

    Meaning can you hike in and setup an overnight camp in the scrub?

    I have done, but don’t take that as a legal opinion. I suggest the trick is to walk in farther than a government employee can be arsed going.

    If that sounds too hard … have you considered a motel?

  117. Leigh Lowe

    Nanny is everywhere. Have been woken by rangers at ungodly hours asking for fees. Lucky they didn’t end up shot and dumped down a mineshaft.

    I’m reading that as “They’ll never find him”.

  118. Australian plants are generally adapted to low-nutrient soils, and adding nutrients only encourages the spread of weeds. Only use detergents, toothpaste and soap if you’re at least 50m from any waterways, to prevent harm to fish and other wildlife. If there are no toilets, bury human waste at least 100m from streams and at least 15cm deep, or carry it out with you

    Sure, I’ll drive around with a steaming load of turds so bloody eucalyptus trees can dominate more of the landscape…bloody LOL.

  119. feelthebern

    Camping is just horrible.
    For this reason alone I respect members of the ADF.

  120. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Then I’m teaching him how to iron shirts properly

    A skill every young bloke should have.

  121. Nick

    Sorry Bern, bit I hope those dirty Rorters, lose.

  122. feelthebern

    Sorry Bern, bit I hope those dirty Rorters, lose.

    Which ones?

  123. Nick

    The red white and blue ones

  124. Leigh Lowe

    If that sounds too hard … have you considered a motel?

    Ha, ha.
    Everytime I look at a Winnebago or some yuuuuge caravan, I think to myself … “how many $250 a night hotel rooms in that?”
    The answer is usually between 18 months and 4 years solid.

  125. Nick

    Fuck, I’m the kiss of death lol

  126. feelthebern

    Why be sorry?
    I’m a Tigers man.

  127. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    For this reason alone I respect members of the ADF

    I haven’t been on a camping holiday for thirty years. If there isn’t a three star hotel involved, with a decent restaurant, and a bar with a good top shelf, forget it. Also off my agenda is tinned corned beef, boots G.P., walking long distances carrying heavy weights, and living in a hole in the ground.

  128. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘bury human waste at least 100m from streams’

    Completely unnecessary.

    Experience tells me that morning after the night before plus bacon and eggs on a hotplate turds can crawl 50 metres, max.

  129. Twostix

    So again I’ll be forced to explain to my sons why the law is generally something we follow.

    What a country.

  130. Nick

    Why be sorry?
    I’m a Tigers man.

    I hate the Roosters

  131. Knuckle Dragger

    The only ‘sacred birthing trees’ I remember from time in the bush were also called (very aptly) ‘strainer posts’.

  132. Nick

    Port Adelaide are 50 up on the Weagles?
    Time for a Cat to boast about the wager they put on them for apremiers.

  133. Ellie

    Fuck, I’m the kiss of death lol

    Indeed you are.
    I thought what you said was funny, but it offended someone.
    Await the fictitious prose.

  134. Nick

    Indeed you are.
    I thought what you said was funny, but it offended someone.
    Await the fictitious prose.

    You’re worried about Lizzie?
    Frankly her turning on you and her lack of discretion are no surprise.

  135. dover_beach

    Seriously, two AFL games on Good Friday.

  136. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The only ‘sacred birthing trees’ I remember from time in the bush were also called (very aptly) ‘strainer posts’.

    Pulling the legs of gullible “whitefella” is fast becoming an art form amongst a certain section of the population. See “Welcome to Country.”

  137. Ellie

    You’re worried about Lizzie?
    Not at all!

    Frankly her turning on you and her lack of discretion are no surprise.

    It actually surprised me, but have had time to reflect.
    Insecurity and the need for validation are her issues.

  138. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Just watching on History Channel Hugh Bonneville presenting an excellent account of the week leading up to the crucifiction of Jesus. Lots of good interpretive information re laws and customs, new archaeology, and a variety of motivations that could be linked into an explanatory thesis in this situation of crowd control and heightened religious feelings. Great to revisit in this so many of the places we actually visited last year in Israel.

  139. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Sp. Crucifixion

  140. Knuckle Dragger

    Race 8. Flouncing Stakes. 1600m. Track: Soft. Apprentices can claim.

    Ellie 5/4
    Nick 4/1
    Lizzie 10/1

    All set, red light’s flashing…….

  141. Nick

    Hahahahahahaha KD, I ain’t a flouncer. Now where did I put my handbag?

  142. thefrollickingmole

    Tom
    #2992404, posted on April 19, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Now thats just funny.
    Face like a cat shitting razor blades the whole time it was being played.

  143. Infidel Tiger

    Seriously, two AFL games on Good Friday.

    Judging by the standard, God was displeased.

  144. Joanna

    Seriously, two AFL games on Good Friday

    Only a matter of time before it becomes a shopping day. Very sad.

    I’ve also just switched on to the Children’s Hospital Appeal. It’s a cross promotion for MKR and the house renovation show, hosted by Sydney personalities. I guess it shouldn’t matter as long as enough money is raised, but it just feels wrong.

  145. m

    Labor is having conniptions because someone tweeted that they are putting a minimum of 40% death duties on . How could anyone tell such lies ?
    Karma is at play .

  146. Memoryvault

    It’s Friday night and the conversation is bordering on bitchy.
    Since Herr DoKtor Mengel isn’t around to be insulted, and I’m in a good mood, maybe it’s time for some music from a bygone age. Maybe a better, happier age.

  147. calli

    Black is white. Up is down. Lies are truth.

    The Horizon has been passed.

    Sinc, do us a favour. New thread, please.

  148. Leigh Lowe

    IT, the article you linked yesterday on architecture was on the money.
    The City Hall in Boston.
    It is fucking awful to look at and worse when you walk around it.
    You go from a lively vibrant waterfront up these concrete steps to a desolate plaza which doesn’t go anywhere.
    And, even though it looks like the design should be very practical, if not pretty, there are signs of service ducts and entry points hacked into it as an afterthought.
    In other words, ugly AND impracticable.
    I hold grave fears for Noter Daim, located in Paris, France.

  149. feelthebern

    Mark Levin has lost it on Fox.
    He’s going to blow a gasket.

  150. Gab

    What better place to have a cat fight than at the Cat!

  151. feelthebern

    You’re a bloke aren’t you Nick?

  152. Steve trickler

    Yummy yum yum.

    From Jan of 2019.



    Vegan watch. They’ve been active of late.

  153. Memoryvault

    Black is white. Up is down. Lies are truth.

    True, Calli.
    But enough about the election campaign.

  154. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2992522, posted on April 19, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Seriously, two AFL games on Good Friday.

    Judging by the standard, God was displeased

    It is God’s way of telling the AFL that there is a limit to the amount of lipstick you can put on a pig.
    They have tried to give Brisbane and North a boost by putting them on against the two highest drawing clubs in the AFL, with clear air in terms of competition.
    The margin in both games … 10 goals and over very early.

  155. mh

    NRL tonight – fvcking quality.

  156. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This one’s for Memory Vault.

    Put it on loud, turn up the volume and tell your neighbors where to go.

  157. Twostix

    Alex jones is absolutely killing it the last few weeks he’s, everywhere and he’s surpisingly engaging.

    My interest in it is the bugman classes thought they’d get rid of him and instead have made him more powerful than they could ever imagine. He was in Logan Pauls show the other day. The juxtaposition was compelling.

    We’re witnessing the simultaneous birth and death of an establishment right now. Probably the shortest in history.

    They’re doing all the things newly minted esrablishments do: revolutionising social mores and shaming their opponents out of public, while also doing the things a walking dead establishment does: ham fisted censorship, kangaroo courts, declaring war on russia, etc.

    Fascinating.

  158. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Labor is having conniptions because someone tweeted that they are putting a minimum of 40% death duties on . How could anyone tell such lies ?

    Death duties of 40% on deceased estates of over a million dollars were Greens policy, in either 2004, or 2007, my memory fails me. It’s one reason why polar bears will picnic in Hell, before I ever vote for the pack of fvcking blowflies, and, if Bill Shorten needs Greens support to form Government, and brings in death duties, well, he’s nothing more then a sniveling grub.

  159. mh

    Not sure if Bernie can get these results, but at least he will give it a red hot go

    Venezuelan scavengers vie with vultures for Brazilian trash

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-venezuela-politics-brazil-landfill/venezuelan-scavengers-vie-with-vultures-for-brazilian-trash-idUKKCN1RS205

  160. Memoryvault

    well, he’s nothing more then a sniveling grub.

    He’s an Australian party politician.
    You were expecting something else?

  161. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    For the record, I have been extremely discreet here about maintaining Elle’s privacy. It is no news to anyone familiar with the early February Cat OT that Elle was quite distressed, to the point of tears, about her reception by some men on Catallaxy. That is as much information as I would ever make public about Elle’s emails to me. For these are personal emails between real people IRL which were never meant to be public. I believe I also said at the time here on the OT that Elle had in my opinion been very upset and tearful re comments made by Nick and others regarding her. So no new news has been released by me on this.

    Nick may do better to reflect on his lamentable role in all of this rather than try to create further havoc.

  162. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Put it on loud, turn up the volume and tell your neighbors where to go.

    Our neighbours are currently having a party so they wouldn’t notice. Heathens.

  163. Twostix

    Watch Jones on the Logan Paul show purely for the lol of a total jock gen xer turning up at a low T millenial fag party and scaring the shit out of them with his crazy geXer 1990 era ideas an behaviour. They literally frightened of him.

    A+ entertainment.

    https://youtu.be/hpt-J8Oko2o

  164. Memoryvault

    Could be the full moon.

    Maybe.

  165. Hay Stockard

    IT.
    Stop being a clown.
    You’re trying to fire that ghastly woman up.

  166. Hay Stockard

    IT,
    Stop being a clown. You are trying to wind that ghastly woman up.
    If you are genuine, ask a friend, if you have one, that is versed in Canon Law.

  167. Ellie

    Nick may do better to reflect on his lamentable role in all of this rather than try to create further havoc.

    Nup. He has just proved what bitches women can be.

  168. Hay Stockard

    Notafan,
    You are full of it.
    I told you to sprinkle holy water over yourself you name calling harpy.
    After you had consigned myself and anyone else who didn’t believe in organised religion to hell.
    Don’t get all holier than though.

  169. GIVE ME YOUR MILCH!

    Give me some more of that “tobacco” too, Joe.

    I will be the preacher. Are you gonna get behind Joe or…?

  170. Memoryvault

    Don’t get all holier than though.

    Though will get all offended.
    She’s something of a spelling Nazi.

  171. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpy, come on down. The world need a touch more insanity to even begin to seem sane.

    Can you Women not handle one f$cking day without my supervision?
    It’s Good F$cking Friday for f$cks sake.

    What the h$ll is wrong with you?

    I can’t even have one day off, particularly when it’s a Full Moon and I need my quiet time?

    Sort this sh$t out or I will.

    And it won’t be via my usual gentle verbal caresses either.

    Do better please.

    Namaste Amen.

  172. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Our neighbours are currently having a party so they wouldn’t notice. Heathens.

    You tell them to mind their manners, of you’ll be hosting a Cats party, at your place, in a couple of weeks. Memory Vault, Knuckle Dragger, Mater, Ricardo Bosi, struth, and I will all be there…

  173. Steve trickler

    Tucked away in the Utube basement.



  174. calli

    Just watched “The Butler”, made in 2013. What a difference six years makes. The climax is, of course, the election of Obama.

    All those lovely Democrats, all the horrid Republicans. Although it was hard to be positive about LBJ. Even Hollywood didn’t try that one on.

    It will be fascinating to watch the mythmaking as it unfolds around Trump.

  175. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I can’t even have one day off, particularly when it’s a Full Moon and I need my quiet time?

    Now that’s much better. Sanity at last. 🙂

  176. Memoryvault

    Y

    ou tell them to mind their manners, of you’ll be hosting a Cats party

    You can count me in, Zulu.
    We can catch the ferry.

  177. Stimpson J. Cat

    Why don’t you Ladies ALL go and stand in front of a mirror and stare into it lovingly for a few minutes.

    You know that always makes you feel better.

    Go and reflect on things please.

  178. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Memory Vault, Knuckle Dragger, Mater, Ricardo Bosi, struth, and I will all be there…

    And yous are all welcome. Follow Ricardo. He’s been before so he knows the way.
    So has Rafe. He says I should start a salon, and maybe do philosophical evenings.
    Saloon might be a better bet. 🙂

    Hairy will do yous all a very nice steak. He’s good like that.
    And good in ten thousand million other ways which I will tell you about soon as I get my fictitious prose going again. Trouble with that is that it is all exacerly, entirely, completely true. He is every bit the man I love and more. Scrollers – ready, set, go. Elle and Johanna went that-a-way.

  179. Mindfree

    House Democrats calling for AG Barr’s resignation

    I wonder which ones?

  180. Knuckle Dragger

    I have never seen two people in as much need of a safe space as the ladyboys attempting to ‘interview’ Alex Jones.

    Reminds me of when two of the villagers first came face to face with Shrek.

  181. Knuckle Dragger

    Never seen nor heard of Jones before tonight. He appears to be a world class shit stirrer.

    As Bert Newton said about Muhammed Ali, I like the boy.

  182. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Rose Bay ferry is a bit far from us, stay on it till it gets to Watson’s Bay and it’s only five minutes walk to us from there. If you forget to get off then the ferry turns round and goes back to the Quay and finally ends up in East Balmain, where no respectable Cat would ever be seen dead.

    We live on a direct ferry route to lefty-central Balmain. How shameful.
    That must be why there are so many of these types now living here and voting for that Phelps female.

  183. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Nick can come too, provided he’s quiet and serves drinks.
    I never was one to hold grudges.

  184. Leigh Lowe

    Mindfree

    #2992566, posted on April 19, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    House Democrats calling for AG Barr’s resignation

    I wonder which ones?

    If he doesn’t resign, should he be fired?
    If so, who should fire him?
    If that is the President, could this be obstruction of justice, as Barr has announced that he wants to investigate the Hilary/Steele/FISA thing?
    It’s complicated.

  185. Ellie

    Elle and Johanna went that-a-way.

    No worries. Happy to have.

    Johanna wants gardening tips. Nought else.

    Fucking chill, Lizzie.

    Seriously! What is up? I have clearly offended you.

  186. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    And … when we get back from Canada and have the new kitchen installed we will have a decent Miele dishwasher to replace that old crate we were using. Tinta will be relieved of her self-imposed duty as Commodore of the Washers Up. My new mirrored splash-backs (stole the idea from Tinta’s glam kitchen) will serve well for all Kittehs to do ‘the mirror pout’ as prescribed by Dr. Stimpy for the general irrits. Hairy says I would win any mirror pout competition because I am very well practiced at it; he does a highly illustrative imitation of me pouting at a mirror till I wipe it off his face with a well-aimed cushion.

  187. Knuckle Dragger

    Fun fact:

    In 1076, a bloke called Waltheof, Earl of Northamptonshire was beheaded after taking part in two rebellions against the King of England. His body (and head) were thrown in a ditch.

    Traps for young players:

    1. If your name is Waltheof, change it. People won’t take you seriously; and
    2. If you want to take on a bloke called William the Conqueror (twice), then you deserve all you get.

  188. Memoryvault

    Jokes aside, I may just spot you for a coffee come Spring. You and Hairy.
    I’ve had a decades long hankering to spend a few days riding all the Sydney Harbour ferries.

    Any halfway decent coffee shops in your neck of the woods?

  189. Ellie

    I will speak to you here. Never again privately. Not to be trusted.

  190. Knuckle Dragger

    Grammar and syntax clearly take a back seat in the witching hour.

  191. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    OK. Here’s a gardening tip for Johanna. Do not put insect killer made for citrus trees on your dwarf roses or gardenias. They do not like it. In fact, they die. Trust me on this, it is not just a hypothesis.

  192. Atoms for Peace

    New Fred. Already christened

  193. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Any halfway decent coffee shops in your neck of the woods?

    Hop off the ferry at Watson’s Bay and you are spoiled for choice.
    Well, there are a couple that might be OK.

  194. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Not to be trusted.

    Funny, that is what Hairy said to me when I started taking constant emails from someone unknown to me from the internet. I however am a fairly trusting type.

    As I said above for the record, and reiterate here, I have every respect for private communications. I also have complete respect for maintaining the anonymity of Catallaxians with whom I converse IRL.

    There is nothing particularly noteworthy about my conversing for a short time with you trying to be sympathetic and helpful.

  195. Ellie

    Thanks – not – MarkA for the link.
    Just read that last comment.
    I need to defend myself
    Constant emails? What an absolute lie. What emails we exchanged were pleasant and supportive of each other.
    Wow!

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