Open Forum: April 20, 2019

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  1. jupes

    Wow Freo beat GWS. Another week of upsets (especially if you are a West Coast supporter).

    Wise man say – never bet before round 6.

  2. DrBeauGan

    We even have a saint for hopeless causes Stimpy,

    never fear St Dymphna is here.

    She’s a bit, ah, plump, Notafan.

    But I’m sure she’s a nice girl.

  3. Notafan

    Why do people insist that the Bible is a science/maths book?

    It’s not.

  4. Knuckle Dragger

    Tom,

    Without having read further, I will concede Barry has a limited degree of awesomeness due to his involvement in Talk Like a Pirate Day, and for being in a rock band with Stephen King.

    Perhaps his other work is excellent, and that the piece above was one of his Year 7 creative writing articles. Shows some promise, but maybe overengineered depending on the target audience.

    #justbecamealiterarycritic

    #gofundme

    #johannaitsyourfaultmakemeasammich

  5. Notafan

    Drbg

    Look a bit closer, it’s one of those very full skirts.

    Besides which, it’s not a photo.

  6. twostix

    It really is 1910 all over again.

    And now, as this book is drawing to a close, I will whisper in the reader’s ear a horrible suspicion that has sometimes haunted me: the suspicion that Hudge and Gudge are secretly in partnership. That the quarrel they keep up in public is very much of a put-up job, and that the way in which they perpetually play into each other’s hands is not an everlasting coincidence. Gudge, the plutocrat, wants an anarchic industrialism; Hudge, the idealist, provides him with lyric praises of anarchy. Gudge wants women-workers because they are cheaper; Hudge calls the woman’s work “freedom to live her own life.” Gudge wants steady and obedient workmen, Hudge preaches teetotalism—to workmen, not to Gudge—Gudge wants a tame and timid population who will never take arms against tyranny; Hudge proves from Tolstoi that nobody must take arms against anything. Gudge is naturally a healthy and well-washed gentleman; Hudge earnestly preaches the perfection of Gudge’s washing to people who can’t practice it. Above all, Gudge rules by a coarse and cruel system of sacking and sweating and bi-sexual toil which is totally inconsistent with the free family and which is bound to destroy it; therefore Hudge, stretching out his arms to the universe with a prophetic smile, tells us that the family is something that we shall soon gloriously outgrow.

    I do not know whether the partnership of Hudge and Gudge is conscious or unconscious. I only know that between them they still keep the common man homeless. I only know I still meet Jones walking the streets in the gray twilight, looking sadly at the poles and barriers and low red goblin lanterns which still guard the house which is none the less his because he has never been in it.

  7. Stimpson J. Cat

    Mr Mauro from the Doubting Thomas Research Foundation (DTRF) describes what he uncovered as “mind-blowing” and claims the real Mount of Sinai is located over a hundred miles eastwards across the Gulf of Aqaba, which separates the Sinai Peninsula from Saudi Arabia.

    You expect me to believe that Mt Sinai is actually no longer Mt Sinai?

    What next, Moses real name is Jeff?

    Ridiculous.

  8. rickw:

    Our lawmakers and passers are bloody simple minded cretins. The are worse than the Taliban, destroying statues and paintings.

  9. Notafan

    I agree Roger regarding the reason.

    I’m very fond of CS Lewis.

    I think we can thank J RR Tolkein for bringing him back to Christianity 🙂

  10. areff

    Just posted Barry’s The Difference Between Men and Women in its entirety. And the spaminator gobbled it, of course it did.

    Available in full here:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/ihslz/the_difference_between_men_and_women/

  11. DrBeauGan

    Look a bit closer, it’s one of those very full skirts.

    Yes, it is a full skirt, Notafan. I rather supposed it was full of St. Dymphna.

    Just kidding.

  12. Oh come on

    It is possible to believe that our commitment to Vietnam in the sixties and seventies was a complete debacle, whilst at the same time supporting the arrival of boat people.

    You are so full of shit, Numpty. The anti-war left at the time had a fervent belief that the South Vietnamese refugees were a bunch of war criminals and their proper place was in re-education camps in liberated Vietnam. So ‘fess up – you didn’t support the right of the South Vietnamese to flee the new worker’s paradise. That’s not to say you refused to have anything to do with them once they got here, but do not pretend you were in favour of southern refugees fleeing their homeland. It’s an obvious lie, and you make it more obvious by your weaselly efforts to avoid giving a straight answer to the question.

    I suspect that if someone could be bothered searching the records, they might just turn up something showing Numpty’s attitude to Vietnamese boat people in the 1970s that’s rather incongruous with his attitude towards illegal arrivals today. What are you hiding, Numpty?

  13. Knuckle Dragger

    areff,

    Ok, that was much better. Resonated.

  14. cohenite

    In my innocent youth, I used to do it for a living,

    I don’t believe you were ever innocent; and I can prove it, mathematically.

  15. DrBeauGan

    I don’t believe you were ever innocent; and I can prove it, mathematically.

    Waddya mean? I’m still innocent. Anyone who posts here on religion at Easter has to be.

  16. Gab

    Is there a Patron Saint of the Mentally Ill?

    there are five of them, Stimpy. You should read about their lives – that’s of course if you were being serious. If not, then ignore my comment.

  17. Tom

    I’m still innocent. Anyone who posts here on religion at Easter has to be.

    That’s what trolls do, Beaugy.

  18. Mitch M.

    It was a feature not a bug. Going around for forty years in the desert until the rebellious generation died off.

    I’ve learned something today because I didn’t know Galton and Spencer derived their ideas from the Bible.

  19. min

    I thought St Jude was saint for hopeless causes.
    I don’t think millennials realise how death taxes will eat into any inherited wealth . Used to put farmers out of business.

  20. cohenite

    Waddya mean? I’m still innocent

    You’re a man of the world, you can’t be innocent. Mathematics, or as it is more commonly known, maths, can describe anything; for instance women as in she’s a 9.

  21. Top Ender

    Any recommendations – or tips to avoid – for Mediterranean cruises in January?

  22. OldOzzie

    Mitch M.
    #2993082, posted on April 20, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    You guys don’t do allegory and metaphor and illustrations do you?

    Have not got a clue, although I got an A in English in the Leaving Certificate (my wife, given my cluelessness in Grammatical English and Structure, cannot believe that I did)

    is this what you mean “Lewis – Season 3 Episode 1 – The Allegory of Love” which does make reference to

    The Allegory of Love
    C. S. Lewis

    The Allegory of Love is a landmark study of a powerful and influential medieval conception. C. S. Lewis explores the sentiment called ‘courtly love’ and the allegorical method within which it developed in literature and thought, from its first flowering in eleventh-century Languedoc through to its transformation and gradual demise at the end of the sixteenth century. Lewis devotes particular attention to the major poems The Romance of the Rose and The Faerie Queene, and to poets including Chaucer, Gower and Thomas Usk.

    or this

    C. S. Lewis and the Apt Metaphor

  23. DrBeauGan

    That’s what trolls do, Beaugy.

    I’m not a troll, Tom, although I don’t mind shocking the staid and unreflective. And the Christians here are pretty good at sticking up for themselves. Also, there’s a lot more of them than there is of me.

  24. Stimpson J. Cat

    Anyone who posts here on religion at Easter has to be.

    I’m at work.
    The rest of you should be praying for me.

  25. Roger

    I think we can thank J RR Tolkein for bringing him back to Christianity 🙂

    Tolkien was certainly one of God’s agents in that mission, nota.

  26. Roger

    Any recommendations – or tips to avoid – for Mediterranean cruises in January?

    Yes, don’t go in January!

    Spring is best.

  27. feelthebern

    cohenite
    #2993043, posted on April 20, 2019 at 2:50 pm
    Gawd, mueller is filth: Michael Caputo on Tucker who was a former Trump campaign advisor; he got a guernsey in the mueller report because he was contacted by an ostensible wussian guy, henry greenberg, willing to sell dirt on shrillary; the Trump guy didn’t proceed so no collusion; but what was not mentioned in the mueller report was the fact greeberg was an FBI informant sent by his handlers to entrap guys like Caputo.

    Saw that.
    How much did Mueller leave out of his report?
    I bet heaps.

  28. Stimpson J. Cat

    There are five of them, Stimpy. You should read about their lives – that’s of course if you were being serious. If not, then ignore my comment.

    Can you please name them so I can include them in my attempt to become number six?

    I need to act like I know what I’m talking about so I seem credible.

  29. DrBeauGan

    You’re a man of the world, you can’t be innocent. Mathematics, or as it is more commonly known, maths, can describe anything; for instance women as in she’s a 9.

    Ah, you’re confusing innocence with ignorance. You can estimate a chick being a 9 and still find yourself paying for her upkeep.

  30. Tom

    You’re a good man, Beaugy. Keep searching.

  31. Well, if you thought a 92 USD season pass and nearly 1000 USD of DLC in Dead or Alive 6 (sans the best jiggle physics of Peach Beach Splash) was ridiculous:

    [Top comment: Rakaziel
    Rakaziel
    6 hours ago
    That’s about the price tag of a decade of tabletop wargaming habit]

    No one:
    My younger self: Oof.]

    KnuckleDragger, your advice might help here.

    9000 USD of DLC in Train Simulator 2019

  32. Stimpson J. Cat

    Any recommendations – or tips to avoid – for Mediterranean cruises in January?

    Grigs, get in here!

  33. DrBeauGan

    I’m at work.
    The rest of you should be praying for me.

    To Dawkins? I’d feel a little silly.

  34. DrBeauGan

    You’re a good man, Beaugy. Keep searching.

    Thanks, Tom. I will. I’m made so I have to.

    I blame my upbringing.

  35. Roger

    Yes, don’t go in January!

    The Mediterranean – whichever parts – must be seen in the light, T.E..

  36. rickw

    The smartest people in the room thought it couldn’t be wrecked:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NvVdaP6FvFQ

  37. Colonel Crispin Berka

    BS wants to end weekend and holiday trading and create more unemployment and close more businesses.

    Fact check: FALSE.

    Those missing out on Easter festivities and working through the 10-day break will lose hundreds of dollars thanks to the Government’s changes to penalty rates, a cut Bill Shorten has vowed to reverse if he claims victory in next month’s election.

    @billshortenmp: Labor want to make sure right across Australia all people who are working on public holidays, the long weekends, holiday periods and on Sunday’s get their penalty rates…
    We believe in a strong safety net.

    Pushing up the cost of employment on weekend shifts will certainly lead to reductions in weekend employment, but weekend jobs and weekend trading won’t end for as long as any job needs to be done on a weekend.

    I wish BS had said something even more clearly commie, like “Weekends are a bourgeois concept”, but he hasn’t. It is more union interference in labour markets leading to misallocation of wealth, but it’s not an end to weekend trading. (Especially not if businesses replace people with robots.) Someone should also tell Bill his penalty rates policy is not a “safety net” for anyone whose job is at risk from a mandatory rise in wages.

    All that talk about Labor’s new “40% death tax” seems to be in the same category, as the only news I can find of any Labor party planning a 40% death tax is the British Labour Party 2 years ago. However, the Greens definitely want death taxes, have done for years, and so it is a fair supposition that if the election is close and Labor needs to cut a deal with the Greens to form government, a death tax isn’t entirely out of the question. But it is not a fact to say that Labor at the present intend to “pursue a death tax”.

    Making up scare stories about the enemy only plays into the hands of the enemy. One might even presume that if there were no scary fake news about the Labor campaign, Labor would probably invent some just so they can pull a Hillary as they did today with Fashbook. This fake news incident is now their ready excuse if they lose the election, and either way they could use it for gaining more regulation over social media providers.

  38. egg_

    Any recommendations – or tips to avoid – for Mediterranean cruises in January?

    Grigs, get in here!

    Beware travellers who bring their own hand sanitiser to dinner in a “leather” pouch.

  39. egg_

    You can estimate a chick being a 9 and still find yourself paying for her upkeep.

    That’s a 100% certainty.

  40. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’ve learned something today because I didn’t know Galton and Spencer derived their ideas from the Bible.

    Not surprising since Marx did the same thing. Spencer was an atheist too it appears. I don’t know whether Galton was a Christian or not, but he was obviously a scientist with immense curiosity, who was living in an age of great scientific exploration.

    I’m only an instant expert via a search, as I have never had much interest in the philosophy of science. I have always liked the doing of it more than the cogitating about it. 😀

  41. Knuckle Dragger

    TE,

    Lesbos. Apparently it’s quite the destination.

  42. Mitch M.

    I’ll be spending the weekend with the Grim Reapers.

    Galton and Spencer were eugenicists. The Lord’s strategy must have failed because the OT is replete with rebellion against God and the best strategy would have been to leave them in Egypt(if the Exodus ever happened).

  43. Stimpson J. Cat

    Well, if you thought a 92 USD season pass and nearly 1000 USD of DLC in Dead or Alive 6 (sans the best jiggle physics of Peach Beach Splash) was ridiculous:

    For it’s Easter.
    Don’t ruin it with nerdish degeneracy.

    Outrageous.

  44. Tom

    Lesbos. Apparently it’s quite the destination.

    Especially on the internet.

  45. feelthebern

    Considering Clarkson is out of the BBC bubble & now lives in the Amazon bubble, he really doesn’t have to give a shit anymore.

  46. Leigh Lowe

    miltonf

    #2993029, posted on April 20, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    If it wasn’t for Chappaquiddick Ted K would have beaten Carter for sure. So maybe there is some justice in this world.

    Not for Mary Jo and her family there wasn’t.
    Twelve hours to cook up a story and three weeks doing sad face in a neck brace and it was all over.
    The Lyin’ of the Senate.

  47. Boambee John

    Re the Lithgow Small Arms Museum, perhaps we need a Constitutional amendment.

    No Bill shall receive its first reading until its full text has been publicly available on the Attorney-General’s Department website for a minimum of 30 working days. Any proposed amendments shall not be debated until they meet the same condition.

    This would have the twin benefits of slowing the pace of legislation, and giving time for public reflection and comments.

  48. calli

    Pi has been known for about 4,000 years. No divine textbook, only a flesh and blood blueprint to unlock its secret.

    Um, no. The early cultures thought its value was 3

    Oh. Bother. I looked it up.

    No longer will I trifle with the interwebbies

  49. Bruce of Newcastle

    9000 USD of DLC in Train Simulator 2019

    Is there a lot of DLC you can buy in Rock Simulator 2014?

  50. Overburdened

    Entropy

    Enola Gay

    10/10

    Update on the beach

    Bumpy swell belting the tourists.

    Stopped by a tourist who wanted to tell me about his custom made stand up paddle board and how well he knows the point coz he’s been coming at Easter for a few years, not that I could say I had seen him before this moment.

    Pale, man tits and love handles, elaborated about demanding the guy who said he made his boat (paddle board to the uninitiated) sent him weekly photos of the job and demanding that it be ready for him to pick up on a specific day.

    I advised him that i didn’t care and that he and his boat should enjoy themselves then go home until next year.

    He seemed to think that this was fair enough.

  51. Leigh Lowe

    Any recommendations – or tips to avoid – for Mediterranean cruises in January?

    If the captain’s name is Schettino, give it a miss.

  52. Knuckle Dragger

    OK Frank,

    I won’t pretend to have watched it all, but I got through about five minutes’ worth of this demented, newly povo loser. It is dead set amateur hour.

    First – you don’t just arrive home with almost $9K worth of stuff, whatever it is. By doing so, you’ve alerted ‘er indoors that you have access to cash not sanctioned by her. You’ve disclosed the existence of a Black Ops Account, usually reserved for strippers, golf trips and/or both. She will never trust you again, despite the fact that she probably has twice as much squirreled away that you don’t know about, masquerading as ‘pin money’ or some other nonsense.

    Second, if you’re going to spend that much, make it on something worthwhile. See above.

    Third, if you were in Top Gun you’d be ‘in a flat spin heading out to sea’. This is unrecoverable, and right now she’s telling her Mum, sister and all her friends, and all you friends’ girlfriends what a treacherous bastard you are.

    Fourth, you have a full yet scraggly beard, but despite this sing the praises of Dollar Shave Club, and in particular their ‘shaving butter’, whatever the hell that is.

    You (train guy) need to lock the woman out of the house and make a false complaint that she’s stolen your pet ocelot. The lack of an ocelot at your house will corroborate this. Before doing so, Google a photo of an ocelot, print it, frame it and put it on your wall. Name it Oscar. This will create a temporary deflection of the shit show you are currently in.

    Then try your luck online. Restrict yourself to eHarmony and Zoosk. Don’t lie on your profile. Say you’re a fat beardy recently single loser who like trains. That’s all you have, so use it.

    Stay well away from Plenty of Fish unless you like being spammed by Russian robots.

    You are not ready for Tinder. Stay away from RedHotPie, which is so far beyond your achievement level you will hurt yourself.

    KD
    God Emperor
    Life Coach

  53. cohenite

    You can estimate a chick being a 9 and still find yourself paying for her upkeep.

    The higher the number the higher the upkeep: more maths.

  54. Nob

    Otherwise the Med can be cold and rough in January.

    I’ve had this going out to rigs by boat off Israel and Italy that time of year.
    Not pleasant.

    Even up to Easter in Egypt I’ve had cold and wet weather.

    Cruise ships of course are very stable, and the ports you visit won’t be overwhelmed by tourists at that time, so you may enjoy the historical and cultural aspects more.

  55. Overburdened

    Declaration

    I am not playing the Locals card.

    I have only been surfing here since moving up to the area in 1981.

    I think he would have been better advised if he talked to the locals.

  56. feelthebern

    You (train guy) need to lock the woman out of the house and make a false complaint that she’s stolen your pet ocelot. The lack of an ocelot at your house will corroborate this. Before doing so, Google a photo of an ocelot, print it, frame it and put it on your wall. Name it Oscar. This will create a temporary deflection of the shit show you are currently in.

    Knuckle Dragger, you clearly are a fan of Archer.

  57. Notafan

    Yes St Jude is the patron saint of hopeless causes and fallen women

    I was making an observation about the many things that had a patron saint.

  58. feelthebern

    Which beach Overburdened ?

  59. Knuckle Dragger

    ftb,

    Note I didn’t call it Babu. And I didn’t mention phrasing.

    But yes.

  60. Overburdened

    KD

    Too much thinking about it.

    The fruit of my loins advised me to join the root and boot club.

    It is the secret to happiness and financial security.

  61. Knuckle Dragger

    That’s my club, OB.

    I was merely providing advice to broke train fanatics.

    But if they’re going to be unreasonable, their lives should be made difficult.

  62. Overburdened

    Ftb

    Any beach north of Hornsby and south of Mt Gravatt would have similar episodes to relate.

    Apologies but too many of them here already for a relatively unknown spot, so specifics are limited.

  63. calli

    Trouble with the Med in rough weather is that some destinations can’t be accessed by tender.

    Save the roubles. Ensure touristy ecstacy. Travel in the shoulder season.

  64. feelthebern

    Got it OB.
    I used to spend a lot of time at Boomerang & Blueys.
    I was definitely not a local, but your story reminded me of a million conversations I had up there when the Mosman crew checked in for the holidays.

  65. Arky

    Here’s a chart of the Dow Jones going back to 1900. Can anyone point to a bubble? The Dow is a great marker because it’s been around for a longish time with accurate price transparency.

    ..
    Yeah, but those indices swap out the losers for winners on a regular basis.
    The average portfolio would look like shit compared to that chart.
    Someone should come up with an Arky index. It would still have AOL and GeoCities in it.

  66. Stimpson J. Cat

    stand up paddle board

    Almost as bad as Go Boaters.
    Disgraceful.

  67. Overburdened

    I have witnessed first hand a total glam arse wiggle and tit shimmy her way into an acquaintances affections.

    He married her and in no time she was a bucket arsed KFC sloth in tracky dacks and bed hair, and remarkably plain without the war paint.

    Expensively, he dropped her like a stone.

    In a short period of time she was back in glamsville.

  68. calli

    Meanwhile, the terrorists tourists have descended on The Bay. A complete Full House. Not a square inch of camping, motel, condo, li-lo to be had.

    The locals (I am a recent blow in of five years) all hide in their homes, venturing out very early for shopping and scuttling back like hermit crabs. They bring muchos moolah, so no complaints from me.

    The tide will recede in a week, and NSW’s best kept secret will return to normal. Which is just the eay I like it.

  69. feelthebern

    I’m re-listening to this podcast.

    https://www.patreon.com/posts/interview-with-26147174

    Michael Tracey (lefty) interviews George Papadopolous.
    Scroll forward to 37min mark to hear the whole Downer affair.
    It might take years, but the DIA, CIA, FBI will be cleared out.
    Brennan, Clapper & Comey all have to spend time behind bars.

  70. JC

    These people are truly disgusting human beings.

    Extinction Rebellion protests: Dame Emma Thompson flies into London for climate protests as activists plan to disrupt Heathrow Airport

    The cow flew in from LA.

  71. Bruce of Newcastle

    Galton and Spencer were eugenicists.

    Mitch – Yes, but in Galton’s case it looks on the surface that he was intrigued by the very new natural selection hypothesis and logically thought about applying it to homo sapiens. Voluntary selective breeding is not a sin. Killing off people unjustly is. As a Christian I’ve no especial views about selecting for various traits of human so long as it is done in a God honouring way. God calls the dumb and the bright, the strong (eg Mr Folau) and the weak. Faith is all you need as a pass mark, and the Bible is deep and interconnected enough to keep intelligent people busy also.

    The Lord’s strategy must have failed because the OT is replete with rebellion against God and the best strategy would have been to leave them in Egypt(if the Exodus ever happened).

    I’ve mentioned how Egyptology fits rather well with Exodus: Amenhotep III‘s number one son Thutmose, who should’ve been pharaoah but disappeared (try looking at the bottom of the Red Sea). And no. 2 son Ankhenaten got a bad case of monotheism in defiance of all the priestly class. A very bad experience can do that to a man. Of course his religion doesn’t much look like Judaism, but by the time he was able to institute it the Israelites and their knowledge were long gone.

    (The rebellions are also consistent with the NT. Read Romans. In Protestantism the concept is called ‘total inability’.)

  72. Knuckle Dragger

    OB,

    Not quite my personal experience, but by golly I’ve seen just that happen to friends of mine.

    Once the hook’s in – BAM – it’s burger time and to hell with anything else.

    Don’t doubt there’s the very occasional one out there, but the demonstrated actions of the rest of their strange species compel me to play the very favourable odds involved with not bothering.

  73. None

    Catfight! One gay guy calls out another gay guy over a hate hoax. Good on him for calling him out. https://mobile.twitter.com/ArthurSchwartz/status/1119223948762406912

  74. Rock Simulator?

    Dear god that is a good idea, but it ain’t out of the box enough.

    What we need is a DLC simulator.

    Or an EA/Activision Business Development Manager Simulator. (TM)

  75. calli

    Bruce, you would love the Cairo museum.

    Also, plenty of water in Jordan. You just have to tap a rock.

  76. egg_

    Extinction Rebellion protests: Dame Emma Thompson flies into London for climate protests as activists plan to disrupt Heathrow Airport

    Dame Edna Thompson?

  77. Leigh Lowe

    Weather on the Victorianistan coast can be atrocious at times.
    But not today.
    Fabulous day.
    Low 30s, gentle breeze and now a nice cool, still evening.
    Feeling a bit drowsy.
    Couple of cold beers mid afternoon at the surf club overlooking the sea.
    One thing I did notice at the beach, though.
    Bronzed Aussies these days are mostly from the Punjab.

  78. Tom

    I feel your pain, Calli. I’m just now sneaking out to the local IGA to get some ice-cream and deli ham because I can’t get them during the day, since I can’t get a park within 200 metres in daylight. It’s a cross we bear to live in such a fab spot. It’ll all be over in two days — the tourists and the absentee owners leave us alone until the AFL finals in September.

  79. Percy Popinjay

    Vote 1 Teats Peanuthead for more and higher taxes! 🙂

  80. calli

    Those tourists bring many…many dollars.

    I don’t begrudge them one moment in the Land of the Lotus Eaters.

  81. Confused Old Misfit

    Also, plenty of water in Jordan.

    Called this to mind.

  82. Count Dankula and Sargon of Akkad at the UKIP Press Conference

  83. memoryvault

    Vote 1 Teats Peanuthead for more and higher taxes!

    Or vote ScoMo for less and lower taxes.
    You know, just like Tony Abbot.

    Remind me again – what did he call it?
    Oh that’s right, a “Fairness Tax”.

  84. Overburdened

    FTB

    They are a blight.

    Luckily it’s only for the holiday period.

    Then it’s pretty much back to the 70’s

    Re SUPs

    If I ever suggest getting on a SUP, feel free to dispose of me in the most protracted and painful way possible.

    The surfing pantheon

    The naked body surfer is the pure beast.

    Kooks, who are everyone at some stage of most every session, some more than others.

    Hot rats who want to shred and not be part of the wave.

    Goat boaters who need to just stop.

    Dick draggers, the elite of whom get a pass.

    Knee boarders- an endangered species. Dick Attenborough should be onto it. They generally look like walruses.

    Free surfers who do it for love.

    Tournament players who ride a lot of shit waves for a living but can surf.

    Big wave surfers, who used to be anyone who would go out in double overhead conditions. Nowadays with tow ins they are blokes and the odd sheila with big balls.

    Old blokes who started of on logs, went to Nat Young stubbies, then worked their way over the years through guns, spears, tri fins ( hats off Simon Anderson), channels, flyers, stingers, pre and post leg ropes, from jumpers to Nimrod tube suits up to modern wetties which are superb; and currently holding a quiver of boards including a Mal that is used as sparingly as possible.

    Apologies to others.

    The rules

    Be cool

    Have fun

    Don’t drop in without the nod

  85. Atoms for Peace

    Pressers on the news show a certain person in cold pie mode.

  86. Knuckle Dragger

    About to take the manboy to the Casino for a decent restaurant feed before he flies out in the morning.

    Briefly thought about the strippers, but then realised he probably gets better lap dances from his Year 9 girly classmates.

    Although, Kinder Surprise-style, they may not end up being girls.

    Play the odds, I reckon.

  87. feelthebern

    George Papadopolous went to jail because the FBI charged him with perjury.
    His perjury, getting the month wrong when he met a spy that was sent from FBI/CIA/DIA assets to entrap him.
    That was it.

    Yet the FBI didn’t proceed with anything against Hillary.

  88. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #2993196, posted on April 20, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Those tourists bring many…many dollars.

    I don’t begrudge them one moment in the Land of the Lotus Eaters.

    Too right.
    A lot of locals in Sodom used to bitch about the LSBI community (Latte Sipping Blow Ins) and wouldn’t hear of the benefits of tourism.
    Common complaint … “No good to me mate. Can’t get a park within coo-ee of my shop on weekends and tourists never spend money in my place.”
    I’d ask if the gardeners at the B&Bs or housekeepers at the hotel shopped there.
    Blank look … “Yeah … but they’re locals mate.”
    Too stupid to survive.

  89. Overburdened

    Calli

    People who are fortunate in life should never begrudge the tourists, particularly if you are making a quid off of them.

    Through administrative errors I am not in the middle of nowhere whilst the tourists are here.

    I wish them all well and my wranglers have let me down.

  90. Percy Popinjay

    MV- FFS, there is not a commenter here who despises the gliberals more than I do.

  91. Overburdened

    Just re the evolution of boards

    I left out

    Pop outs

    Square/ round/ swallow/ pin/ squash and other tails,

    Hard/ soft rails

    Various types of concaves

    And others.

    It’s a deep pool

  92. Overburdened

    KD

    Strength to your arm with the cadet.

  93. Atoms for Peace

    Fark I despise MSM. Presser on power prices after a German puff piece. Germany on 47 c per then 5 flags drop ( USA, UK , EU and Oz last) Big problem was Australia was third in power prices and not fifth.

  94. Leigh Lowe

    Crucifixion is such a harsh word.
    I prefer to say “Jesus was espaliered.”

  95. Overburdened

    https://chordu.com/chords-tabs-cowboy-song-id_dzwN-SHV5rA

    In the meantime, the sun is down, the fire is lit and there is this to fiddle with

  96. Leigh Lowe

    AFL call before Round 6.
    The Demons are pretenders.

  97. memoryvault

    there is not a commenter here who despises the gliberals more than I do.

    Don’t blame me, Percy. You’re the one who clearly stated:
    “Vote 1 Teats Peanuthead for more and higher taxes!”

    If not “more” and “higher” than what ScoMo will do, just who do you think is going to win the coming election? The Flat Earth Society?
    .
    Besides which, most of the commenters here will end up voting Liberal ahead of Labor, regardless of how much they bitch about it. I suspect that includes you.

  98. min

    Death Duties were recommended by unions at Labor annual meeting so it is more than the greens pushing for them.

  99. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    An 18-year-old anti-coal protester has been released on bail after a court heard he blocked trains
    Vanda Carsen, The Courier-Mail
    April 20, 2019 12:52pm
    Subscriber only

    An unemployed anti-coal protester has been freed on bail after appearing in court accused of costing the nation’s largest freight train operator $1.26 million in delays when he blocked train tracks last week.

    Jaxom Kerlin, 18, from Darra appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court today on three charges including obstructing railways, trespass and serious assault of a police officer or person acting as a police officer.

    He is accused of stopping trains in Wynnum, headed to the Port of Brisbane, on Thursday afternoon.

    The Magistrate agreed to grant him bail, after questioning his sanity and whether he needed a mental health assessment.

    Police prosecutor Senior Sergeant Bill Heasley told the court that Aurizon had told police that it had been forced to cancel three trains due to Kerlin’s protest.

    Snr Sgt Heasley told the court that every hour costs Aurizon $90,000 and trains had been stopped for 14 hours.

    After Kerlin was arrested a female protester allegedly “threw herself” on the track with a barrel filled with cement, Snr Sgt Heasley alleged.

    He said Aurizon alleged the protesters was costing the state of Queensland “a lot of money” and it appeared that Kerlin was motivated by his concern for the environment.

    Kerlin’s defence lawyer told the court that Kerlin had agreed not to take part in any further protests while on bail and to report twice a week to Inala police station.

    Very magnanimous of Jaxom, I’m sure.

  100. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Death Duties were recommended by unions at Labor annual meeting so it is more than the greens pushing for them.

    I had heard that rumor, indeed.

  101. Atoms for Peace

    Leigh. Espaillier very popular in Saudi.; they even display the headed buds.

  102. rickw

    No Bill shall receive its first reading until its full text has been publicly available on the Attorney-General’s Department website for a minimum of 30 working days. Any proposed amendments shall not be debated until they meet the same condition.

    This would have the twin benefits of slowing the pace of legislation, and giving time for public reflection and comments.

    Indeed.

  103. Percy Popinjay

    will end up voting gliberal ahead of labore, regardless of how much they bitch about it. I suspect that includes you.

    Yeah, no. Informal in the lower ‘oose (extra box drawn in labelled “none of the above”) and the AusCons in the senate.

  104. Quit it with the virtue signalling Stimpy.

    I’ll believe the nonsense spouted by retweeters when they demand that female sex toys are banned.

    Men buying sex toys, OMG, what is wrong with the world!?

    Eat Pray Love is also a good book and great life advice.

    DO YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE?

  105. egg_

    You’re a sick man, Stimpy.

  106. Mitch M.

    I’ve mentioned how Egyptology fits rather well with Exodus: Amenhotep III‘s number one son Thutmose, who should’ve been pharaoah but disappeared (try looking at the bottom of the Red Sea). And no. 2 son Ankhenaten got a bad case of monotheism in defiance of all the priestly class. A very bad experience can do that to a man. Of course his religion doesn’t much look like Judaism, but by the time he was able to institute it the Israelites and their knowledge were long gone.

    In the last 12 months I have read archaeology books which claimed the Exodus never happened. Even some rabbis dispute it …

    “There is virtually no evidence, as the Torah says, that 600,000 Jewish males, with their wives and children and elders, left Egypt in the Exodus,” said Rabbi Burt Visotzky, a professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. “Those are big numbers. You’d think someone would notice.”

    and

    https://www.researchgate.net/post/Why_is_there_no_evidence_of_the_Exodus

  107. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6942013/Jailed-militant-anti-meat-campaigner-starved-prison-menu-doesnt-cater-diet.html

    Diddums! Little snowflake went hungry for two days, because he couldn’t get a vegan meal in clink…

  108. Arky

    Death Duties just means you have to hand on in gift form to your offspring the bulk of your estate before you cark it.
    This is a good idea anyway, as it is unlikely you will retain your capacity to maintain it right up until cleanly stepping off the planet aged 110.
    If you put the time and effort into correctly raising the next generation, this will not be a problem for you.
    If you did not put the time and effort into raising the next generation correctly, there is nothing anyway that can prevent you being preyed upon in your dotage, whether by government, gold digger or rogue.
    If your plan was to spend it all on yourself and you are bemoaning lost cruises and caravan purchases, exactly what was your plan for after that? A Somali nurse wiping your ass in a private room for the last ten years? Or a one way trip to Holland?

  109. Tom

    Bluddee hell. St Kilda are destroying Melbourne in yet another AFL upset. All the clichés turn out to be true: the Dees are a powder puff club with no heart and their pansy mainland Tasmanian coach Simon Goodwin should be run out of town with the Blues’ incompetent kiddie clown Brendan Bolton.

  110. Bruce of Newcastle

    Or an EA/Activision Business Development Manager Simulator. (TM)

    Hey, Dot, you thought all those very expensive free games were developed out of the goodness of vast teams of programmers’ hearts?

    I was going through old PC Powerplay mags I have lying around, came across that article about Rock Simulator. Others they mentioned were Toilet Tycoon and I Am Bread.

    I was amused by this bit in an article about War Thunder:

    Flying your free biplane into battle against players equipped with supersonic jet fighters is an exercise in frustration

    I can see why that could be true. 😀
    And also I can see why a nice expensive DLC F-16 might be awfully tempting for someone hooked on the ‘free’ game. And why they could afford Arnie for their advertising efforts.

  111. Percy Popinjay

    labore’s new and higher taxes – a short (non exhaustive) list:

    – Death duties
    – Removal of CGT (making it 50% of any “gain”)
    – CGT on the principal residence
    – Higher super taxes (in and out)
    – Income taxes increased across the board, highest marginal rate over 50% (yes, they are that stupid)
    – Petrol excise massively increased
    – Booze excise massively increased
    – Tobacco excise massively increased
    – Hits on private heath cover
    – GST increased to at least 15% – yes, they will all “reluctantly” agree to this

    And many more. They’re fucked at everything, except jacking up (and introducing new) taxes.

  112. Stimpson J. Cat

    You’re a sick man, Stimpy.

    What?
    Sinc started it.
    I hope I’m not treading on anyone’s toes.
    It’s Economics man.
    Supply and Demand.

    😁

  113. feelthebern

    Tom, how long before the AFL table isn’t based on points, but “other” criteria?

  114. Percy Popinjay

    Death Duties just means you have to hand on in gift form to your offspring the bulk of your estate before you cark it.

    Gift Duties.

  115. Bruce of Newcastle

    Or an EA/Activision Business Development Manager Simulator. (TM)

    Hey, Dot, you thought all those very expensive free games were developed out of the goodness of vast teams of programmers’ hearts?

    I was going through old PC Powerplay mags I have lying around, came across that article about Rock Simulator. Others they mentioned were Toilet Tycoon and I Am Bread. (Sorry I had to take the links out because of the spammonster, but you can find them on Steam.)

    I was amused by this bit in an article about War Thunder:

    Flying your free biplane into battle against players equipped with supersonic jet fighters is an exercise in frustration

    I can see why that could be true. 😀
    And also I can see why a nice expensive DLC F-16 might be awfully tempting for someone hooked on the ‘free’ game. And why they could afford Arnie for their advertising efforts.

  116. Leo G

    feeltheber posted at 6:26 pm

    George Papadopolous went to jail because the FBI charged him with perjury.
    His perjury, getting the month wrong when he met a spy that was sent from FBI/CIA/DIA assets to entrap him.

    How curious, now that much of the full Mueller report is available, to find that Alexander Downer was not the specific “representative of a foreign government” who triggered the FBI investigation.
    Mueller states that individual met with Papadopoulis on the 6th May 2016. The Australian Government has now released documents confirming that Downer met with Papadopoulis on the 10th May.
    It smells like Alexander now has the scent of the red herring to go with the fishnet hosiery.

  117. Percy Popinjay

    Removal of CGT “discount”, FFS

  118. Stimpson J. Cat

    Men buying sex toys, OMG, what is wrong with the world!?

    Dot, I am not judging men who buy sex toys.
    Relax.

  119. Arky

    Gift Duties.

    ..
    There may be some complexities in how you structure it, yes.
    Some planning decades out might have been required.

  120. Knuckle Dragger

    The AFL needs a handicap system. More on this later.

  121. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hey, Dot, you thought all those very expensive free ga mes were developed out of the goodness of vast teams of programmers’ hearts?

    I was going through old PC Powerplay mags I have lying around, came across that article about Rock Simulator. Others they mentioned were To1let Tycoon and I Am Bread. (Sorry I had to take the links out because of the spam monster, but you can find them on Steam.)

    I was amused by this bit in an article about War Thunder:

    Flying your free biplane into battle against players equipped with supersonic jet fighters is an exercise in frustration

    I can see why that could be true. 😀
    And also I can see why a nice expensive DLC F-16 might be awfully tempting for someone hooked on the ‘free’ ga me. And why they could afford Arnie for their advertising efforts.

  122. feelthebern

    ScoMo has only one chance to win the election.
    He needs to channel Paul Keating & say that if the public vote for a Labor Green government, the LNP will not block any of the Labor Green tax hikes.
    Will then give ScoMo the chance to go full medi-scare on taxes.

  123. mh

    What?
    Sinc started it.
    I hope I’m not treading on anyone’s toes.
    It’s Economics man.
    Supply and Demand
    .

    Say’s law in action.

  124. Percy Popinjay

    Arks – feel that mighty grip of the state on your crowns, Squire.

    Indeed, you will, whether or not you want to.

  125. feelthebern

    Papadopolous said later on in the podcast that he had been promised by the Trump administration that everything relating to his FISA warrant will be made public & un-redacted.
    That will make Downer (& Bishop & Turnbull) poo themselves.

  126. Arky

    Australians are going to have to get their head around a more Asian way of thinking.
    The government is not there to help you.
    It, like everyone else in the world beside your immediate family, is out to fleece you.
    This is the new normal.
    Structure you life and beliefs accordingly.

  127. cohenite

    Death Duties just means you have to hand on in gift form to your offspring the bulk of your estate before you cark it.

    No. If you sell it when alive you will cop CGT. Tits is stupid but cunning.

  128. Stimp

    Society’s double standards are what stinks. It is pandering to radical feminism by selectively co-opting conservative values.

  129. feelthebern

    Tits is stupid but cunning.

    He also has his eye on a cut of life insurance pay-outs.

  130. Arky

    In the back of everyone’s minds needs to be the possibility that, at age 90 you might be required, in order to escape some wretched dystopian nightmare, to flee 2000 km on foot with only those you trust, each of you with all your valuables stored up your arse.

  131. min

    Malcolm at it again blaming the far right for voting against his NEG

  132. memoryvault

    labore’s new and higher taxes – a short (non exhaustive) list:

    Fair enough, Percy.
    And which items on your list do you believe a Liberal government WON’T do?

    PS – Simply voting informal without some underlying plan, is pointless.

  133. Nick

    Australians are going to have to get their head around a more Asian way of thinking.
    The government is not there to help you.
    It, like everyone else in the world beside your immediate family, is out to fleece you.
    This is the new normal.
    Structure you life and beliefs accordingly.

    That only makes sense in Asia because they don’t want the Government to spend money as it means higher taxes. Good luck with that mindset here.

  134. Stimpson J. Cat

    It is pandering to radical feminism by selectively co-opting conservative values.

    What are you on about?
    I’m not a Conservative.
    Are you for F$ck Feet®™ or against them?
    Make your point logically like a human please.

  135. Arky

    No. If you sell it when alive you will cop CGT. Tits is stupid but cunning.

    ..
    See my previous comment:
    Some planning decades out might have been required.

  136. mh

    Gov. Mike Huckabee

    @GovMikeHuckabee
    Know what makes me sick, Mitt? Not how disingenuous you were to take @realDonaldTrump $$ and then 4 yrs later jealously trash him & then love him again when you begged to be Sec of State, but makes me sick that you got GOP nomination and could have been @POTUS

    I differ slightly. Everything about Mitt Romney makes me sick.

  137. Nick

    Malcolm at it again blaming the far right for voting against his NEG

    He also said that emissions and electricity costs were rising. What a goat.

  138. Arky

    Good luck with that mindset here.

    ..
    Location should definitely have been part of your planning since around the time Gillard was PM.

  139. stackja

    ALP lost death duties when JBP ruled Qld. And other states had to follow. Anyway only middle class paid mostly. Poor had nothing. Rich prearranged.

  140. miltonf

    So is Trumble still a paid up member of the Libs? After everything that has happened?

  141. feelthebern

    ALP lost death duties when JBP ruled Qld

    Yep, but this time Canberra is more devious & the High Court has become a rubber stamp for the state.

  142. Tom

    Damn right, Dermot Brereton on Fox Footy: the Dees (Melbourne) are a club of downhill skiers. Weak as piss. They are a decade away from challenging for a flag.

  143. stackja

    MT GOAT. No one else meets his stature.

  144. memoryvault

    No. If you sell it when alive you will cop CGT.

    That too, is going to happen regardless of who wins the next election.
    But Arky is right: a little pre-planning can go a long way.

  145. DrBeauGan

    Are you for F$ck Feet®™ or against them?
    Make your point logically like a human please.

    I’m against them. I could never get close to sqirting because I’d be laughing too much.

  146. feelthebern

    How come no Essendon or Sharks fans have come out against Zali Steggall & her role at ASADA?

  147. Nick

    Richmond are going to spank the Swans like a kid at a Christian Brothers school

  148. egg_

    It is pandering to radical feminism by selectively co-opting conservative values.

    Is there a headless rubber chook to fvck?

  149. Pedro the Ignorant

    For sdfc if he is lurking.

    Perth Demons, 11-8-74 def Swan Districts 8-17-65.

    Perth 3/3 wins for the 2019 season openers. Daring to hope for a long awaited finals appearance.

  150. stackja

    feelthebern – Voters who believe ALP deserve the hard labor they will suffer. I am lucky, I probably won’t be hurt regardless of what happens.

  151. memoryvault

    Anyway only middle class paid mostly. Poor had nothing. Rich prearranged.

    Wise observation, Stackja.
    And will remain the status quo, regardless of who wins.

  152. DrBeauGan

    Are you for F$ck Feet®™ or against them?
    Make your point logically like a human please.

    I’m against them. I could never get close to sqirting because I’d be laughing too much.

    If anyone could actually use them, could they fall.in love and buy them a pair of boots? Or at least socks?

  153. Stimpson J. Cat

    If anyone could actually use them, could they fall.in love and buy them a pair of boots? Or at least socks?

    Can the toenails be painted?
    Asking for a friend.

  154. memoryvault

    Voters who believe ALP deserve the hard labor they will suffer.

    And voters who believe the Liberals will get their new version of a “Fairness Tax” instead .

  155. Leo G

    Another interesting development following the release of the Mueller Report.
    Buzzfeed have published a report describing how Mueller’s investigators gave them notes taken by the FBI investigators during their interviews with Michael Cohen.

    Our story was based on detailed information from senior law enforcement sources. That reporting included documents — specifically, pages of notes that were taken during an interview of Cohen by the FBI.

  156. Nob

    Oh come on
    #2993123, posted on April 20, 2019 at 4:44 pm
    The anti-war left at the time had a fervent belief that the South Vietnamese refugees were a bunch of war criminals and their proper place was in re-education camps in liberated Vietnam

    As a former member (under 25 division) of said anti-war left at the time, I confirm that this was a common belief. Like Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians, they were intensely anti Communist and with very good reason. They were justifiably suspicious of leftist attitudes because they knew where it all led.

    Hence Whitlam’s hostile attitude towards them , knowing they would oppose him.
    This was generally endorsed by the left, right up until refugees became a policy battleground against Howard.

    Good luck with finding written evidence though.
    Left wing revisionists have been covering their tracks well.
    Maybe Trove.

  157. Bushkid

    I don’t think millennials realise how death taxes will eat into any inherited wealth . Used to put farmers out of business.

    Indeed, min. It nearly bankrupted my father and then my brother in turn before that particularly despicable injustice was abandoned here in Queensland. That the farm survived, fortunately, but not by much.

  158. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyway only middle class paid mostly. Poor had nothing. Rich prearranged.

    Death duties are the “politics of envy” at their finest. How dare you want to pass on anything to your heirs and assigns? Any politicians who support death duties should be lashed to a bundle of other faggots, soaked in pitch, set fire to, and shot over the castle walls from a trebuchet.

  159. memoryvault

    Good evening, Bushkid. How are you fairing tonight?

  160. Confused Old Misfit

    ny politicians who support death duties should be lashed to a bundle of other faggots, soaked in pitch, set fire to, and shot over the castle walls from a trebuchet.

    Ah! What fun! GoT style!

  161. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Good luck with finding written evidence though.

    Dunno. Who was the former Labor Deputy Premier of Western Australia who called the refugees “a pack of traitors, who should be sent back to face revolutionary justice?”

  162. memoryvault

    and shot over the castle walls from a trebuchet.

    In that case I foresee a booming market in trebuchets, in the not too distant future.
    Regardless of who wins.

    Evening Zulu.

  163. jupes

    AFL call before Round 6.
    The Demons are pretenders.

    They have never recovered from the smacking they got from West Coast in last year’s prelim.

    10 goals to nil at half time.

  164. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Evening Zulu.

    Good evening, Memory Vault. Your very good health.

  165. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #2993260, posted on April 20, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Damn right, Dermot Brereton on Fox Footy: the Dees (Melbourne) are a club of downhill skiers. Weak as piss. They are a decade away from challenging for a flag.

    But, but … Jimbo Brayshaw and Bwuce McAvaney said they got “hard nuts in the midfield”.
    They are, as you say, weak as piss.
    To be fair, the Saints might be a little better than we think.
    I watched their game against Essendon and, yes, the Bomvers weren’t great, but St Kilda were very clean abd precise, and I like their tall forwards.
    But for a so called top four side to give up eight goals in a row is shithouse.

  166. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Indeed, min. It nearly bankrupted my father and then my brother in turn before that particularly despicable injustice was abandoned here in Queensland. That the farm survived, fortunately, but not by much.

    It’s an extreme case, but here, in Western Australia, there was a case of the grieving widow, who faced getting a bank loan to pay for her husband’s funeral. The estate was frozen to be valued for death duties, and she had no bank account of her own.

  167. Leigh Lowe

    They have never recovered from the smacking they got from West Coast in last year’s prelim.

    10 goals to nil at half time.

    That was a fucking train wreck.
    Awful to watch.
    Long drive home in silence in the Range Rover.

  168. Colonel Crispin Berka

    Queensland man steals food from starving dog.
    https://www.lifeflight.org.au/page/news/Latest_News/2019/Infant_boy_airlifted_after_dingo_attack_at_Fraser_Island/

    The above headline may have been rewritten to match mainstream media policy.

  169. feelthebern

    Last night, one of the NRL games of the decade.
    Tonight, one of the worst NRL games of the season.

  170. Overburdened

    Apparently the tourists couldn’t wait until Easter Sunday to celebrate.

    I will put this down to a lack of piety.

    Not throwing stones.

    Just saying.

  171. Nick

    Weren’t St Kilda predicted to finish last ?

  172. memoryvault

    Your very good health.

    Thanks Zulu. My health continues to be okay.
    And my spirit is buoyant.
    Especially now that I have rediscovered cigars.

    An after dinner Shiraz, and a Henri Wintermans Longs.
    Nirvana.

  173. Leigh Lowe

    The Dees.
    Went down by 80 points to Geelong.
    Gave up eight goal streaks against the Saints and the Bombers.
    Scoreless last quarter against Port when there was 8 points in it at 3/4 time.
    Their only win was against the Swans who I reckon are nowhere near it … despite Bwuce McAvaney wetting his pants about them every time he gets to call them.
    Yep, the Dees are pea-hearts.

  174. rickw

    A 29-year-old journalist was killed Thursday night amid riots in Northern Ireland, her colleagues said, in what police are calling a “terrorist incident.”

    Stuff like that happens when you’re writing books about people who you shouldn’t be writing books about.

  175. jupes

    That was a fucking train wreck.
    Awful to watch.

    On the contrary, it was beautiful to watch.

    I did so in the early hours in my hotel room in New York.

  176. Nick

    I don’t think the Dees have ever quite recovered from ‘that’ pre season training camp

  177. jupes

    Yep, the Dees are pea-hearts.

    Yeah looks like Paul Roos has failed in his attempt to lift the perennial losers. Good on him for trying, but I won’t be betting on a Demons premiership over the next decade or two.

    Be interesting to see what he has to say on Monday night On the Couch.

  178. jupes

    I don’t think the Dees have ever quite recovered from ‘that’ pre season training camp

    That was Adelaide. But they haven’t recovered either.

  179. rickw

    Muzzie’s making some threats with their new terror tool:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ_dfneIyYE

  180. Overburdened

    LL

    As for the footy

    As a foundation member of the Brisbane Lions until The Ditching of Bradshaw and Rischitelli by Michael Voss’s regime, I can confidently say that footy is not what it was.

    I was no Don Quixote when I gave them away.

    On the upside, apart from the usual suspects by round 4, the result is a raffle in most of the games.

  181. jupes

    Another great column from Steyn covering Gillette, Israel Folau and the UK government’s censorship of the internet.

    Scary stuff but this was funny:

    WARNING
    Drunks
    Homosexuals
    Adulterers
    Liars
    Fornicators
    Thieves
    Atheists
    Idolaters
    HELL AWAITS YOU

    Those are very broad categories, encompassing (from my personal observation) almost everyone in Australia.

    LOL … True! I’m have been a member of five of those categories.

  182. Nob

    rickw
    #2993294, posted on April 20, 2019 at 8:01 pm
    A 29-year-old journalist was killed Thursday night amid riots in Northern Ireland, her colleagues said, in what police are calling a “terrorist incident.”

    Stuff like that happens when you’re writing books about people who you shouldn’t be writing books about

    I doubt the shooter knew who she was, just that she was standing with the police.

  183. feelthebern

    Coming up shortly on Fox: Quo Vadis.
    Deborah Kerr was one of the great actresses.

  184. Pete of Perth

    Today, I hired a car and drove from Aomori to Lake Towada. Nice winding road up through the mountains with snow at the higher altitudes. No speed limit signs outside the city impacting on the scenery. Plenty of hairpin turns with the accompanying opportunity to plunge into the ravines if you weren’t concentrating on driving. Such a pleasant contrast to the control freaks in Victoria with a speed sign every 50m along the Great Ocean Road.
    To rent a small car for 12 hours..5600¥ The GPS is great… Just type in the map code or phone number of the destination and the route is set.

  185. Nick

    Dan Murphy have a members’ special of Wynn’s 2012 black label, for $35

  186. RobK

    Channel 7 news just said dingoes were on Frazer Island before human beings. Big call.

  187. Steve trickler

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2993271, posted on April 20, 2019 at 7:25 pm
    Christian Paddy Terrorists killing journalists.
    Outrageous.

    Check out the police work, at this “Riot” 8:54+

    It is comical. Staged to the hilt.

    We now have the New IRA, it seems. Buzzfeed also left out the fact she was investigating missing children…..

    Onya, Polly.

  188. Confused Old Misfit

    Channel 7 news just said dingoes were on Frazer Island before human beings. Big call.

    I reckon our indigenous bros might have something to say about that!

  189. Farmer Gez

    I’ve mentioned how Egyptology fits rather well with Exodus: Amenhotep III‘s number one son Thutmose, who should’ve been pharaoah but disappeared (try looking at the bottom of the Red Sea). And no. 2 son Ankhenaten got a bad case of monotheism in defiance of all the priestly class. A very bad experience can do that to a man. Of course his religion doesn’t much look like Judaism, but by the time he was able to institute it the Israelites and their knowledge were long gone.

    Timelines are wrong BoN.
    Akhenaten precedes any mention if Israelites. It is thought that his brand of monotheism was possibly the germ for the Jewish faith.
    No evidence can be found to support the exodus story though Semitic slaves were certainly in Egypt for many years.

  190. cohenite

    Chris Kenny:

    ….Shorten even says he is going to save the Great Barrier Reef, stop droughts, end floods, reduce bushfires and cool our “angry” summers. This stuff insults voters.

    An opposition that has spent six years untroubled by scrutiny, suddenly is being interrogated. And, surprise, surprise, its unlikely set of policies — a vast collection of tax-raising and government interventions — looks wobbly.

    Regular readers will know I’ve been frustrated about the Coali­tion’s unwillingness or inability to prosecute the case against Labor’s reckless plans from long before the 2016 election. Most of these policies have been around for more than three years and we can only wonder what would have happened if the government had attacked Labor last time.

    Labor seems to have been lulled into complacency and is unskilled at dealing with probing questions.

    This is a trap the Coalition seldom falls into — under constant attack from the gallery, it sinks or swims. The challenge for Scott Morrison’s team is to maintain the attack and avoid mistakes.

    If Shorten makes more mistakes the voting dynamic can change quickly. We had a dramatic reminder of that last month when then NSW opposition leader Michael Daley’s disastrous final week decided the election.

    If you doubt my analysis that Labor could lose this election, then look at the desperation already being shown by the ALP and its fellow travellers. Shorten tried to blame his woes on a conspiracy, referring to “these News Corp climate change deniers and of course their ally the Prime Minister”.

    Now that the alternative PM is being asked about his plans he sounds unhinged as he blames News Corp (the ultimate owner of The Weekend Australian). The ABC echoed Shorten’s complaint on its TV news while its political editor, Andrew Probyn, shared his opinion (editorial guidelines, anyone?) that the Opposition Leader’s gaffes had “energised” him. On that analysis, Shorten is only a few blunders short of romping it in.

    Shorten even says he is going to save the Great Barrier Reef, stop droughts, end floods, reduce bushfires and cool our “angry” summers

    Tits is god.

  191. John Constantine

    Tits uncles are God.

  192. Farmer Gez

    Lordy lordy, I’m in moderation for replying to BoN’s exodus post.
    Seems we can’t even discuss history without big brother breathing in our ear. If we’re all guilty, who is innocent. What’s the point?

  193. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    WARNING
    Drunks
    Homosexuals
    Adulterers
    Liars
    Fornicators
    Thieves
    Atheists
    Idolaters
    HELL AWAITS YOU

    Pretty normal gathering for Saturday night on the Cat?

  194. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Happy Easter, Johanna. Good to hear you are happy and well and still gardening in Queanbeyan.
    I put up a gardening tip for you on the old thread. How not to kill your dwarf roses and gardenias.
    My tips are drawn from the blood, sweat and tears of a truly ineffective gardener.

    My one success are my Marigolds. They are ripping away.
    Until a possum ripped into them again. Tore the heart out of my best one.
    Apparently uses them as a nice little bedtime sling, fragrant with bloom.
    Not everyone enjoys Marigolds, their smell and blatant colour, but possums love ’em.

  195. jupes

    Melbourne had one too.

    Wow! We really are raising a generation of snowflakes.

    But the early moral is surely the one that Nathan Jones so honestly articulated on 3AW last month. Young men are different beings now even to a player like him who just recently turned 30, and clubs who don’t prioritise mental welfare risk paying a heavy price.

    Think about that for a second or two. The most pampered generation in the history of the human race have to have their “mental welfare risk” prioritised!

  196. Leigh Lowe

    Those here with a good knowledge of AFL history … can anyone tell me the last time Buuuuudddeeeee Franklin took a contested mark over his head?
    FMD, the channel 7 “experts” are screaming for Swans midfielders to kick it long to Buuuuudddeeeee.
    Well, no, they are coached not to, because two things are going to happen …
    (1) he won’t mark it;
    (2) if he is beaten for it on the deck he will not chase.

  197. Overburdened

    https://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/tributes-pour-in-as-cricket-star-con-de-lange-dies/news-story/36b47ee0d0e43b8add5b8776b06f194a

    This is an issue I have with social media.

    No doubt this human did the best he could and his life took its path and now he is dead.

    This is an event that is similar to other events that occur.

    It is life.

    People who have community share the loss and move forward without any sense of victimhood or seeking the reflected light of the departed.

    In the media world, the number of tweets you get validates your existence.

  198. jupes

    Pretty normal gathering for Saturday night on the Cat?

    Whose the homo?

    C’mon own up.

  199. Confused Old Misfit

    HELL AWAITS YOU

    Only if you are a believer!
    If you’re an atheist or other form of non-religious non-believer, enjoy whatever turns your crank!

  200. jupes

    ….Shorten even says he is going to save the Great Barrier Reef, stop droughts, end floods, reduce bushfires and cool our “angry” summers. This stuff insults voters.

    On the contrary, this stuff gets you elected to the White House for eight years.

  201. Overburdened

    LL

    Spoken as a true Victorian about a bloke from the wheatbelt in WA who was happily absorbed into the inner loop of the tram system in Melbourne until he followed the money to Sydney, or interpreted as , ‘He left Victoria! The bastard!’ by the Victorians.

  202. Armadillo

    Pretty normal gathering for Saturday night on the Cat?

    I’ve seen worse crowds around here.

  203. Confused Old Misfit

    On the contrary, this stuff gets you elected to the White House for eight years.

    Nah, Tits is the wrong age and is dripping with “white privilege”, nor does he have “the voice”!
    Not sure about the crease in his trousers but the ABC sycophants haven’t mentioned it so it clearly hasn’t sent a tingle up anyone’s leg.

  204. Overburdened

    Jupes

    Being a bloke that can’t even find a dead dog on a chain, I can say without self incrimination that I have heard from various contributors that they are not homos, but have xxxxxxx a few blokes that were.

  205. Overburdened

    Hahahaha

    News break in the footy, talking head says that the dingo that bit the infant on Fraser will be destroyed if it can be found.

    Hahahahahahaohmysideshurthaha…

  206. Leigh Lowe

    Overburdened

    #2993324, posted on April 20, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    LL

    Spoken as a true Victorian about a bloke from the wheatbelt in WA who was happily absorbed into the inner loop of the tram system in Melbourne until he followed the money to Sydney, or interpreted as , ‘He left Victoria! The bastard!’ by the Victorians.

    Truth is, I don’t give a shit where he goes, but a ten year contract was fkn ridiculous when they signed it, and it has proven to be so.
    Truth is that he has become lazy and selfish and looks to be going through the motions.

  207. Overburdened

    There will be a sacrificial goat…er..dingo…

  208. jupes

    Being a bloke that can’t even find a dead dog on a chain, I can say without self incrimination that I have heard from various contributors that they are not homos, but have xxxxxxx a few blokes that were.

    My dad was telling that joke in the ’50s.

  209. Zyconoclast

    Brand’s Laira
    Foundation Coonawarra Shiraz 2012.

    Excellent wine.

  210. Confused Old Misfit

    the dingo that bit the infant on Fraser will be destroyed if it can be found.

    Ok!
    Which one of you is the perpetrator of this foul deed?

  211. Stimpy

    Caving in to sex negative feminists is not a good look for a “red pilled” person.

    I have been “accurately described” as an asexual pot smoking homosexual autistic Quaranic robot, so I don’t give a shit about (mostly female) silicone feet.

    Beep boom!

  212. Zyconoclast

    Just discovered C00nawarra is a banned word.

    Anyway

    Brand’s Laira
    Foundation C00nawarra Shiraz 2012
    is an excellent wine.

  213. the dingo that bit the infant on Fraser will be destroyed if it can be found.

    The Animal Justice Party demands a fresh trial for the Chamberlains.

  214. jupes

    Truth is, I don’t give a shit where he goes, but a ten year contract was fkn ridiculous when they signed it, and it has proven to be so.

    True. Especially when he missed the 2015 finals for ‘mental health’* issues.

    Truth is that he has become lazy and selfish and looks to be going through the motions.

    Every player gets too old at some point. Looks like Buddy has reached that point. That’s not to say he hasn’t been one of the greatest players of this century. He has.

    * Could be a euphemism.

  215. Nick

    True. Especially when he missed the 2015 finals for ‘mental health’* issues.

    The locals who were with him during one epileptic episode are so tight lipped, I have a fair idea as to what might have set it off.

  216. Overburdened

    LL

    Franklin just banged in a 6pointer to put him no. 7 in the all time record stakes.

    IMO he won’t catch Lockett who ironically finished and kicked his watershed goal playing for the Swans.

    Imagine how well he could go if he had a crack

  217. egg_

    Shorten even says he is going to save the Great Barrier Reef, stop droughts, end floods, reduce bushfires and cool our “angry” summers.

    And cure canker.

  218. jupes

    Franklin just banged in a 6pointer to put him no. 7 in the all time record stakes.

    He’s kicked half of Sydney’s score so far. He’s not quite done yet.

    IMO he won’t catch Lockett who ironically finished and kicked his watershed goal playing for the Swans.

    He has no chance whatsoever of catching Lockett. This will probably be his last season.

  219. Overburdened

    Jupes

    It never gets old

  220. jupes

    The thing to take out of this game is that Dusty has regained his mojo.

    Had to happen sooner of later.

  221. Leigh Lowe

    OB.
    Yes, Buddeee has got 900.
    But he had nearly 600 when he left Hawthorn in 2012.
    He averages less than 3 per game with the Swans.
    Fair, but not million dollar stuff.

  222. Overburdened

    Jupes

    The homo rootin joke viz

    As for Franklin

    Can play and has the size.

    No one will surpass Lockett under the current regime.

  223. Leigh Lowe

    Imagine how well he could go if he had a crack

    Does he take crack?
    Is that what you are suggesting?

  224. egg_

    Pretty normal gathering for Saturday night on the Cat?

    Is Arma wearing his blue frock?

  225. jupes

    Anyway it’s good to see Sydney go to the bottom of the table. Bunch of fucking tossers.

    Remember when they reckoned that they had a “no dickheads” policy? Adam Goodes was captain at the time IIRC.

  226. Overburdened

    LL

    It’s good to be able to tangle with someone that has a clue about footy.

    IMO Franklin is getting paid for what he knows more than what he does.

    Plenty of off the ball work and shepherding, and he can drop a bomb from a long way out.

    Not always accurately to be fair.

    He is an asset to the team and is a distraction to the opposition I reckon, but I’m just guessing.

  227. Overburdened

    LL

    You should be telling the commentators.

    They are talking Franklin up a bit.

  228. John Constantine

    https://saraacarter.com/crime-in-mexico-8500-homicides-in-first-quarter-of-2019/

    Australias current drug laws are drawing the mexico cartels into our cities.

    100 murders a day during a bad run.

    Quarter of a trillion dollars a year cost of crime in mexico.

    Australia does pissy legal corruption so effortlessly, watch us go full failed state corruption once the property Ponzi collapses and interest rates rise and debt bites and inflation moves as shorten’s looting cartel hand their donors the concessions to increase prices and wages and costs of being accredited to do business.

    Comrades.

  229. Knuckle Dragger

    Richmond’s bubble is bursting. They’re a fair enough team but nowhere near the kamikaze-style intensity and running powerhouse they were a couple of seasons ago.

    That said, I must say without any real fear of contradiction that the Swans are shit. Fancied early on by the fourth estate, they’ve proven to be slow, self-centred and lazy.

    Aliir Aliir in the back pocket now sports a gold mohawk. As the saying goes, if you want the flashy look you better be able to play. Thing is, they can’t.

  230. Leigh Lowe

    Overburdened

    #2993354, posted on April 20, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    LL

    You should be telling the commentators.

    They are talking Franklin up a bit

    Not his fault, but that shits me more than anything.
    Bwuce McAvaney is the worst.
    Man crush.
    I think my point is that Buuuuddddeee picks up a few a gaje but he isn’t part of a foward line that is going to kick 14 – 15 goals a game.
    Getting 4 out of a total of 8 isn’t going to win a lot of games.

  231. candy

    He married her and in no time she was a bucket arsed KFC sloth in tracky dacks and bed hair, and remarkably plain without the war paint.

    Overburdened, I might have to say I think this is a shallow way of looking at a marriage. A woman can feel unloved, or there is something not good happening in the marriage, and leave off with personal care due to depression.
    A man in the same position may do the same – put on weight, drink too much beer and become unkempt and rude.
    I don’t think women who feel loved and desired become sloppy and lazy.

  232. John Constantine

    If a small businessman has to pay a State official a sum of money to be accredited to continue to do business:

    Is this a bribe, or protection money?.

    Comrades.

  233. Pedro the Ignorant

    Bloke in town did me a favour today. Wouldn’t take any cash, so I bought him a packet of 20 Winfield Blue durries instead.

    An eye watering $32.60, FFS! Blatant theft by .gov.

    I haven’t smoked in over 20 years and gave them away because they were getting too expensive at about $7.00 for a pack of 25 Winnies.

  234. candy

    Just a tiny possibility now that Bill Shorten with one more error will step down due to family issues and Ms Plibersek take over.

    It must be frightening for ALP to realise their emperor has no clothes. I don’t think it will happen as it’s only 4 weeks till the election and one day can make a big difference in the polls and things improve for them, but they must be getting most concerned, in fact very concerned.

  235. Overburdened

    As part of my Universal Unification Theory, I would like to relate a story that marries the themes of homos, footy and military service that was advised to me by a bloke who was a commander in the Malaya Emergency rip.

    I was told that a bosun went to the captain of the ship and reported that there was buggery on the ship.

    The captain demanded to know how this could be so, and the bosun told him that he distinctly tasted. On the. Of the midshipman.

    I miss that bloke.

  236. Overburdened

    No doubt Jupes’ uncle told him that one too.

    Ah champagne humour.

  237. Knuckle Dragger

    The last tough nut running midfielder the Swans had was Paul Kelly. Harder than a coffin nail (yes, from Snatch but accurate).

    If he’d been getting ready for a game and saw one of the current mob of tow-headed lookalikes rubbing ‘product’ into their hair before taking the field, he’d have grabbed the tub from them, mixed boot polish into it and made them eat it.

  238. Nick

    Swans supporters, meh.
    The Swans will pay the price of having not, or have been unable to participate in drafts as much as other teams. Their midfield is now slow, with ageing stars. Franklin gets them over the line, but is MIA in Finals. Even Carlton will do better than they, next year.

  239. Overburdened

    Candy

    Thanks for your insights.

    With utmost respect, I reckon females are either on the prowl or in the nest.

    Btw Franklin’s just kicked 4 for the night.

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