Wednesday Forum: April 8, 2020

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  1. vlad

    It’s 100% pure ScoMo ATM.

    ScoMo is pretty much an ATM at the moment.

  2. Siltstone

    Peter the old fossil: “and our super funds are diverted to a “save the nation” spending spree.”
    Correct. Easier to get through than bigger tax on way in and/or way out. All for “great returns” and essential “nation building projects”. As predictable and night follows day.

  3. Rex Mango

    OSC, it is a fascinating & never ending argument as to the right size of ammunition. In last 40 years pendulum has shifted to smaller bullets, but now it swinging back to bigger rounds.

  4. Boambee John

    Roger

    It was no mere technicality.

    In the eyes of Their ABC, the “technicality” was the exculpatory evidence.

  5. egg_

    Cop last seen issuing Grigs with a non-isolating fine.

  6. vlad

    All the ABC was ever good for was broadcasting BBC shows.

  7. feelthebern

    CL’s post on Protecting The Shutdown should be pinned to the top of the page.
    It is one of the most cutting, current, important posts of the coronavirus.

  8. feelthebern

    It’s 100% pure ScoMo ATM.

    ATM is this case is arse-to-mouth.

  9. Rex Mango

    Can’t believe ch95 have got Robin Hood Prince of Thieves on as one of their ‘Great Movies’. Watching NCIS Los Angeles instead.

  10. JC

    There’s always an amusing side to dark days.
    NYTimes.

    With Museums Empty, Security Experts Hope Thieves Stay Home, Too

    The risk may be no higher, but consultants who help protect museum collections say additional safeguards are in order, given the closures caused by the virus.

    I mentioned it last week. They lifted a Van Gogh out of a Dutch Museum.

    Last week burglars broke into a small museum in the Netherlands that had closed because of the coronavirus and absconded with an early van Gogh painting, “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring.” Police responding to the museum’s alarm found a shattered glass door and a bare spot on the wall where the painting had been.

    There’s some really decent stuff you could swipe out of these museums at the moment.

  11. feelthebern

    Cop last seen issuing Grigs with a non-isolating fine.

    & a posting with-out attribution fine.

  12. EvilElvis

    Obviously rumour and innuendo but some dude earlier on Facebook dropped a clanger that the Ruby Princess was allowed to dock by border force as a pollies family was on board.

    Facebook is a viable resource…

  13. Old School Conservative

    tensions mount in NSW over Queenslanders taking advantage of surf south of the closed state border.

    Spurgeon, south is correct.
    Qlders are driving south to NSW surf spots and back home again across the border.
    NSWelshmen cannot cross the border just for a surf.

    What is interesting in that article is the joe public response.
    Instead of agitating for Qld to drop its cross border ban, many are saying Gladys should also isolate NSW at the border.
    More restrictions not less!
    Comrades (h/t JC)

  14. feelthebern

    & good-bye.
    Pauline & Cory.
    & Conroy.
    What a bunch of Z-list intellectuals.

  15. Peter the old fossil

    Easier to get through than bigger tax on way in and/or way out. All for “great returns” and essential “nation building projects”. As predictable and night follows day.

    That’s about the size of it, Siltstone. I’m surprised so many here can’t see the simplicity of it.

  16. Infidel Tiger King

    Stop the madness.
    I can’t stop watching PM Live.
    It’s 100% pure ScoMo ATM

    I’m rewatching Curb Your Enthusiasm.

    Just watched the episode with the chef with Tourette’s.

    My God it’s funny.

  17. Rex Mango

    Tonight ABC tele News Sydney opened with quick story about Pell driving to Sydney, that soon shifted into a long story about victims, with various victim advocates like Viv Waller being interviewed etc. The ABC are shameless.

  18. JABL

    Wow.

    Recovered memories.

    Google Ryan W Ferguson, subject of the Dream/Killer documentary.

    Indeed dot indeed

  19. feelthebern

    Elvis that’s been pushed around social media for the last week.
    They’re trying to link it to Alex Hawke somehow.

  20. EvilElvis

    Cory you fucking mong.

  21. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3401007, posted on April 8, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Seek help Elle.

    This ain’t the forum for brokens

    This is Thunderdome.

    Pronounced “Funder-Dome”.

  22. Seven States Mencius

    Short term pain of 17% unemployment and public debt we’ll never pay off over something no worse than the common cold.

    So freeze the bonds. Then pay them out quickly on the basis only of diplomacy or human rights. And pay them out, for the most part, in order of age. The elder the earlier. In the modern world seldom is not the bigshot creditor part of the debt influence machine. They place their Keynesian monsters in power every chance they get.

    The Chinese get a little bit too close to Christmas Island? Forfeit the debt. The bonds are owned by a billionaire? Forfeit the debt. The bonds are owned by a welfare queen like Jamie Dimon? Forfeit the debt.

    But first freeze the bonds. Then make sure nobody human is seriously hurt by the debt reduction.

  23. Nick

    That Wuhan flight is landing now

  24. EvilElvis

    They’re trying to link it to Alex Hawke somehow.

    Roger, dodger.

  25. feelthebern

    Channel surfing.
    Saw a sign: Protect the NHS.
    It should read: Protect yourself from the NHS.
    It’s killed more poms than Hitler did.

  26. vlad

    The painting I most wanted to steal from the NGV was a van Gogh. There was no security back then, either. I probably could have.

    And they’ve decided now it wasn’t a van Gogh after all.

    I’m unconvinced and I’d still take it as a gift.

    https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2019/03/the-quest-for-the-authenticity-of-van-goghs-head/

  27. Rex Mango

    JC, if you want some value, you would go for a Vermeer. They are small, not many of them and worth a bomb. Think most in Holland.

  28. Siltstone

    There’s some really decent stuff you could swipe out of these museums at the moment
    Yep, crims are laughing knowing the Plod is out there doing what they do best, forcing people off a UV disinfectant-soaked beach and hiting L-Plate learners with big fines .

  29. Knuckle Dragger

    Bern,

    Liability Bob retarded, in that somewhere in their combined gelatinous mindset they’re convinced what they’re doing/have done is bang on, and can’t work out why the punters are jacking up.

  30. EvilElvis

    Holy shit, Cory. Just stop. Stop!

  31. feelthebern

    So freeze the bonds.

    Bird, you are a fucking moron.

  32. Archivist

    Short term pain of 17% unemployment and public debt we’ll never pay off over something no worse than the common cold.

    When the anti-shutdown side says things like this, you sound like morons.
    Because, “no worse than the common cold” is flatly untrue and therefore a moronic thing to say.
    Get some brain cells or go home.

  33. EvilElvis

    Fuck ya, FTB. I’m stuck in the PM wormhole now!

  34. vlad

    It’s certainly not much worse than the average flu season and definitely not worth racking up nine-figures of debt over.

  35. Rex Mango

    NGV, rucked it’s own dick by having their Van Gogh researched which proved it probably wasn’t real. They then decided it was Nazi loot & pretty much handed it back to a prior owner’s descendants, when he had sold it cheaply when on the run during the war. Still on display, saw it other day.

  36. feelthebern

    Camp movie alert.
    Later on tonight “The Ambushers” on Fox classics.
    Think Adam West Batman production qualities & dialogue.

  37. No worse than the common cold.

    Let’s see those autopsies, fella.

    GO!!!

  38. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘+1, still cherish the DVD.’

    Elvis,

    Some people tend to still quote lines from the film to ne’er-do-wells they have dealings with. For personal amusement, and that of a few select colleagues, knowing full well said mugginses haven’t got a fucking clue.

    The great post phone-booking scene early on is one for all occasions:

    ‘Look. It’s been a long day. Everyone’s very impressed.
    ‘I’m tired. [Pause] I’m hungry.
    ‘What I’d like to know, is can we do any sort of business?

    Hmm?’

  39. feelthebern

    Punch out Elvis.
    Punch out.

  40. Knuckle Dragger

    Backed up, of course, by the immortal:

    ‘Hello Warren.’

  41. JC

    Rex Mango
    #3401124, posted on April 8, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    JC, if you want some value, you would go for a Vermeer. They are small, not many of them and worth a bomb. Think most in Holland.

    Dude sure, but you have to own one Picasso in your life, no? Early Picasso.

  42. dover_beach

    This Wuhan flu really is weird:

  43. Infidel Tiger King

    That Wuhan flight is landing now

    Our useless Navy can’t sink a cruise ship, our useless Air Force can’t take out a 747.

  44. Infidel Tiger King

    This Wuhan flu really is weird:

    Strangest virus in history.

    Acts more like voodoo.

  45. Rex Mango

    Early Picasso might be gettable, as he got more famous they get big. Damseilles D’Avignon (spelling?) is huge & Guernica bigger still. Probably target the Picasso Museum in Paris & aim for one his blue period, before cubism.

  46. Tel

    This ain’t the forum for brokens

    This is Thunderdome.

    Awww … at least we are all in this Thunderdome together, that’s comforting.

    Only one comes out, but.

  47. Ellie

    This ain’t the forum for brokens

    We are all broken.

  48. feelthebern

    Our useless Navy can’t sink a cruise ship, our useless Air Force can’t take out a 747.

    But they sure can turn a penis into a vagina !

  49. Seven States Mencius

    feelthebern, I don’t know who you are talking to but you are the moron and you have taken over as the greatest welfare queen. JC is now a respectable high-quality boutique manufacturer and I am his greatest fan.

    Did you not know that the Icelanders had repudiated much of their fake ponzi debt? And did you not know that everyone and his Momma wanted to lend to them after that? Being as their debt position had been so wonderfully improved by the debt reduction?

    Oh you didn’t know?

    Not that anyone should rely on debt but the same bludgers will give you a better credit rating after you gyp their illicitly manufactured obligations.

    All you are is some clown with both his hands out. Brother can you spare a dime is your whole act. What are you? JC esquire is a respected manufacturer whose efforts can form the basis for an Australian manufacturing renaissance.

    What are you? You are nothing. You are a feather in the wind.

  50. Siltstone

    Regarding the upcoming theft from superannuation to pay for massive increases in debt created on a daily basis. Suttons Law is named after the big-time bank robber Willie Sutton, who reputedly replied to a reporter’s inquiry as to why he robbed banks by saying “because that’s where the money is.”

  51. egg_

    the anti-shutdown side

    Make the case for shutdown, fvckwit.

  52. Seven States Mencius

    Just bent sweety just bent.

  53. Delta A

    We are all broken.

    No, we are not.

    And those who are broken owe it to themselves to get repaired.

  54. Ellie

    I like Bent. It’s better than broken.

  55. Seven States Mencius

    The whole nation is broken. By the debt-creators who want to attach debt to anything that is good. We need to bring down that debt ……… As our brother Malcolm said.

    By any means necessary.

  56. Peter the old fossil

    Well that’s it, I’m knackered. I’ve been up since 3.00 am and the site of the lumbar puncture is starting to hurt like a bitch. Time to get horizontal.

    Please try and be kind to Ellie regardless of the provocation. There’s a helluva lot more going on there than any of you realise.

    Night all, play safe.

  57. Let’s not forget Noel Marshall (Melanie Griffith’s father) was the OG Big Cat (Lion) King:

    https://www.higherperspectives.com/melanie-griffith-1406175353.html

  58. Rex Mango

    JC, here’s a Picasso in Melbourne. Not much of a painting, but small:

    https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/picasso/

  59. Ellie

    Malcolm is, and was not, my brother. Smiles.

  60. Seven States Mencius

    Yes Ellie. I couldn’t post the Pink song with the words “we not broken just bent …. and we can learn to love again..” because my computer is aged and the software is so out of date. So if I need to communicate I’ll just plagiarise without shame.

  61. EvilElvis

    ‘Look. It’s been a long day. Everyone’s very impressed.
    ‘I’m tired. [Pause] I’m hungry.
    ‘What I’d like to know, is can we do any sort of business?

    Hmm?’

    Straight up gold. When there’s about three and a half thousand F bombs dropped in the first 2 minutes of a coherent storyline you know you’re in business. 3 minutes in, phone book. Go Aussies! 😂

  62. calli

    Okay. That’s it. Too much Robin Hood mulletude.

  63. DrBeauGan

    What if you feel and think?

    If you use your feelings for deciding what you want, and your thinking for figuring how to get it, it works well. The other way around, not so much.

  64. Tel

    Because, “no worse than the common cold” is flatly untrue and therefore a moronic thing to say.

    In Australia is has yet to achieve even 50 confirmed kills … believe it or not, in Australia you are twice as likely to die of malnutrition.

    In other countries, it has hit some cities quite hard and fast, with a quite uneven distribution, and worldwide will probably come in about line-ball with a typical seasonal flu by the end of the year. That is “worse than the common cold” but not big statistics in the scheme of things. The sneaky nature of the virus has a strong psychological effect, and it could well pop up again after an unknown time period.

  65. Seven States Mencius

    He was your brother Ellie. You just don’t know it yet.

    Ah. Melanie Griffiths. The day I drank all her alcohol. I was so proud.

  66. MatrixTransform

    You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
    -Marcus Aurelius

  67. cohenite

    So, the old codgers get it first; and then the chunk virus works it’s way down the age chain and then starts to attack foetuses. Is that right? This is the fucking Twilight Zone; or we’re all dead and stuck in a time warp.

  68. EvilElvis

    Punch out Elvis.
    Punch out.

    I’ve plowed on, FTB. FFS, someone needs to drop a few hundred grams of mogadon in Pauline’s tea before she goes on air to wind her excitement back to semi-coherent levels.

    Also wants more funds for ABC! Not sure I can go on.

  69. EvilElvis

    PM going Conroy over Albos ABC funding tripe. Conroy, complete and utter wanker.

  70. Knuckle Dragger

    As mentioned, Norf v Catters on the teev.

    The single biggest thing the AFL should do to reinvigorate the game is bring back goal umpires with white fedoras, whiter jackets and mandatory moustaches.

  71. JC

    Rex.

    I don’t really like his cubist period. It’s never go to me especially the color choice. Having said that, he was a true master at his craft and his early period is just extraordinary.

    I know, I’m contradicting myself, but I saw one of his later pieces ( Cubism) in a private gallery in NY. I actually fell in love with it. I cringed when I asked the desk chick how much it was. $US18 million! I’m sure it’s still there, funnily enough on the ground floor on Madison ave. There’s a glass panel going along the side of the Gallery building. If you can get it, I’m happy to pay a few bucks for it. Just drive a rental truck through the window and your in.

  72. egg_

    Age and sex distribution of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wales

    Female aged 10 and under: 0.3%
    Male aged 10 and under: 0.4%

    Female aged 10-19: 0.6%
    Male aged 10-19: 0.6%

    Female aged 20-29: 6.3%
    Male aged 20-29: 3.6%

    Female aged 30-39: 8.3%
    Male aged 30-39: 4.7%

    Female aged 40-49: 11.1%
    Male aged 40-49: 6.1%

    Female aged 50-59: 11.6%
    Male aged 50-59: 6.9%

    Female aged 60-69: 5%
    Male aged 60-69: 5.2%

    Female aged 70-79: 4.6%
    Male aged 70-79: 7.7%

    Female aged 80-89: 5.3%
    Male aged 80-89: 6.6%

    Female aged 90-99: 2.6%
    Male aged 90-99: 1.5%

  73. calli

    If you use your feelings for deciding what you want, and your thinking for figuring how to get it, it works well. The other way around, not so much.

    Using feelings for decisions eliminates rationality. What I want may not be what’s good for me. Think it through and imagine possible consequences.

    Thinking used alone to achieve a purpose may result in tyranny – the end justifies the means.

    Like most things, the ideal is somewhere around the fuzzy middle. Messy, but practical and kind.

  74. Seven States Mencius

    If thats part of the plandemic cohenite they will work their way down the chain, tap us out economically and then grind us down.

    The Covid-19 virus doesn’t past Koch’s postulates, there is no gold standard test, so no way to test the test, so our puny efforts to evaluate the data are never good enough. We are all guessing. Thats why the fighting between our views of the virus, its origins, whose to blame … this is all a bit silly. Getting our local muscle back is its own reward.

  75. Stimpson J. Cat

    You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
    -Marcus Aurelius

    Old People are often annoying,
    but Denim Shorts can make life’s burdens easier to bear.
    -Stimpus Maximus

  76. egg_

    Wales COVID-19 seems to mainly affect males > 50
    Seems to be some age/gender skewing
    Worth comparing to the Diamond Princess petri dish

  77. JABL

    Like a bird on the wire,
    like a drunk in a midnight choir
    I have tried in my way to be free.
    Like a worm on a hook,
    like a knight from some old fashioned book
    I have saved all my ribbons for thee.

    Coping with my old friend Lenoard

  78. JC

    Frank

    No one in the family was ever injured by the lion, but Neil certainly could have killed any of them at a moment’s notice. At one point, he did attack Ron Oxley, his owner, during a dinner party at his home.

    You know, I was actually trying to recall that story but just couldn’t pin down who it was and how to find it. I remember reading about it and what a fucking nightmare it was. It’s halfway untrue that lion didn’t attack the family. He would paw them. One member of the family was pawed and the docs literally had to stitch back most of the scalp. This is from recollection. Whoever it was said it was an absolute nightmare to live with a lion.

    Cronkite should get one. A hungry male that hasn’t been fed for a week.

  79. Knuckle Dragger

    A reminder – Mick GCQ, the night before last:

    ‘local screecher’

    Snicker chortle.

  80. Snoopy

    Female aged 20-29: 6.3%
    Male aged 20-29: 3.6%

    Female aged 30-39: 8.3%
    Male aged 30-39: 4.7%

    Female aged 40-49: 11.1%
    Male aged 40-49: 6.1%

    Female aged 50-59: 11.6%
    Male aged 50-59: 6.9%

    CV doesn’t like fat chicks?

  81. Siltstone

    dover_beach
    #3401141, posted on April 8, 2020 at 9:25 pm
    This Wuhan flu really is weird:

    Watched the whole thing and this what I noticed: it is all about the “feelz” and not a single objective numerical indicator of anything. A nice pleasant man interviews a nice pleasant man but I think this is part of the problem. There does not appear to be enough objective and analytical people in the picture.

  82. Des Deskperson

    ‘Police Rescue.
    Wildside.
    Phoenix.
    Blue Murder.
    All products of the ABC.
    Back when they made good drama”

    The ABC have only produced two good dramas in the last decade…one was The Slap and the other was The Cry.’

    Wildside was SBS. The Cry was a BBC co-production.

    I’d give honourable mentions to ‘Barracuda’, ‘Mystery Road’ and ‘Total Control.” I haven’t watched ‘Stateless’; judging from the promos, it’s just another now typically ABC piece of earnest, cliched, sub-adult cardboard.

  83. vlad

    he was a true master at his craft

    Yes, he was.

    There were a whole lot of exercises you had to submit to get into art school and Pablo, aged whatever he was – 18 or 19 – did the whole lot in one day, handed them in and was accepted.

    Do a still life in oils, a pencil sketch of an animal, a copy of any painting in the gallery etc – I’m making this up as I understand it. But whatever it was, he did it all in one day and got in. Arrogant and cocky bastard – but arrogant and cocky with good reason.

    Adolphe Hiedler – to descend to the ridiculous – failed at two consecutive attempts and I’m sure he took a lot more than one day each time.

  84. Seven States Mencius

    Coping with my old friend Lenoard

    Cohens greatness just has me shaking my head in wonderment and amazement.

    I start going through that song about how King David was composing this secret music using unknown chords for his God. Now his God was pleased. The King was satisfied. But the girl? “You don’t really care for music do you?” You just hear him sing it one time and you walk sadly away realising that the rest of us are just mucking about.

    But in a nation of boutique manufacturers, under full employment, we won’t be just mucking about. We need a better world. A better tomorrow.

  85. vlad

    Which isn’t to say I’d buy a Picasso if I could afford one.

    There’s an old quote that I can’t quite remember and the amounts would have been different back then, but it goes along the lines when a man pays $5000 for a painting it’s because he likes it; when he pays $5m for a painting it’s because other people like it.

  86. Rex Mango

    vlad, Hitler’s work is quite collectable now. Not sure what price they fetch & you won’t find them in respectable museums, but there is a big private market.

  87. Cassie of Sydney

    “The Cry was a BBC co-production.”

    Yes indeed DD…which is why it was very good….because the BBC still do good drama.

  88. Rex Mango

    Imagine, National Gallery of Australia sets record price for Hitler painting in bidding war at Sothebys.

  89. JABL

    Saw a retrospective of Georges Braque at the Guggenheim at Bilbao a few years ago. “Picasso was an asshole”

  90. Cassie of Sydney

    “Rex Mango
    #3401204, posted on April 8, 2020 at 10:07 pm
    vlad, Hitler’s work is quite collectable now. Not sure what price they fetch & you won’t find them in respectable museums, but there is a big private market.”

    Not because of any artistic merit…more because of the murderous notoriety of the artist.

  91. Rex Mango

    Re ABC dramas, don’t watch them but see the adverts. At moment they are all of the outback indig crime genre, where smart indig detective solves mystery entailing evil white male city folk & things like refugees, or stolen people, all set infront big sky vistas. Also smart sassy young females involved, on the good side.

  92. Stimpson J. Cat

    “So, tell me who Pell’s victims are?”

    George Pell is a victim.
    Of his own arrogance.

    Walking with Ridsdale a mistake: Pell
    9:12am Mar 3, 2016

    Cardinal George Pell says it was a mistake to walk pedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale to court in 1993.
    A photograph of Dr Pell, who was then an auxiliary bishop in Melbourne, and Ridsdale walking together is often used by critics of the Catholic Church as evidence it was more inclined to support pedophile priests rather than victims of child sexual abuse.
    Giving evidence on Thursday, Cardinal Pell said he was asked in May 1993 to either give evidence or give Ridsdale a reference.
    There were prolonged discussions with Ridsdale’s lawyer, he told the child abuse royal commission by audio visual link from Rome.
    “I made it quite clear that I was not going to dispute any of the allegations, that I was not going to imply any disrespect for the victims, the survivors,” Dr Pell said.
    “I certainly was proposing to say that although I was unaware of much of what he’d done, that already it had done great damage to the church.”
    The cardinal said he told the lawyer the only thing he would say was that, as a priest, Ridsdale had done good things like burying the dead and celebrating the sacraments.
    The lawyer then said he wouldn’t call Dr Pell to give evidence and asked him to walk Ridsdale to court instead.
    “And I said yes. I now realise that was a mistake,” he said.
    Cardinal Pell explained he walked with Ridsdale believing – in line with Christian teaching – in being kind to prisoners.
    The photograph led to the formation of Broken Rites, a Melbourne-based support group for victims of clergy abuse.
    The group uses the image on its internet homepage.

  93. struth

    Interesting propaganda statistics out of Wales.
    Their turds are measured in Plank tonnes.

  94. Stimpson J. Cat

    “So, tell me who Pell’s victims are?”

    George Pell is a victim.
    Of his own arrogance.

    Walking with Ridsdale a mistake: Pell
    9:12am Mar 3, 2016

    Cardinal George Pell says it was a mistake to walk [email protected] priest Gerald Ridsdale to court in 1993.
    A photograph of Dr Pell, who was then an auxiliary bishop in Melbourne, and Ridsdale walking together is often used by critics of the Catholic Church as evidence it was more inclined to support [email protected] priests rather than victims of child sexual abuse.
    Giving evidence on Thursday, Cardinal Pell said he was asked in May 1993 to either give evidence or give Ridsdale a reference.
    There were prolonged discussions with Ridsdale’s lawyer, he told the child abuse royal commission by audio visual link from Rome.
    “I made it quite clear that I was not going to dispute any of the allegations, that I was not going to imply any disrespect for the victims, the survivors,” Dr Pell said.
    “I certainly was proposing to say that although I was unaware of much of what he’d done, that already it had done great damage to the church.”
    The cardinal said he told the lawyer the only thing he would say was that, as a priest, Ridsdale had done good things like burying the dead and celebrating the sacraments.
    The lawyer then said he wouldn’t call Dr Pell to give evidence and asked him to walk Ridsdale to court instead.
    “And I said yes. I now realise that was a mistake,” he said.
    Cardinal Pell explained he walked with Ridsdale believing – in line with Christian teaching – in being kind to prisoners.
    The photograph led to the formation of Broken Rites, a Melbourne-based support group for victims of clergy abuse.
    The group uses the image on its internet homepage.

  95. Rafe Champion

    In the Picasso museum in Barcelona they have some of his junior schoolbooks with cute drawings in the margins.
    He went through a phase of painting in the style of the previous great masters just to show that he could do that kind of thing too.
    An amusing show of his work came to Sydney years ago, someone managed to get together most of the paintings that he left with various wives and mistresses when he left them. There was a commentator who described the series of relationships to explain the provenance of each piece.

  96. vlad

    Not because of any artistic merit

    I’d get into trouble anywhere else for saying this, but for a psychopathic megalomaniac and probably schizoid mass-murderer, he was actually more competent artistically than you’d expect.

  97. Des Deskperson

    ‘Not because of any artistic merit’

    Bob Dylan’ paintings have about the same level of artistic merit as Hitler’s.

  98. vlad

    I would buy anything of his, though, either.

  99. Siltstone

    John Cale on Pablo Picasso:

    Well some people try to pick up girls
    And get called assholes
    This never happened to Pablo Picasso
    He could walk down your street
    And girls could not resist his stare and
    So Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole

    Well the girls would turn the color
    Of the avocado when he would drive
    Down their street in his El Dorado
    He could walk down your street
    And girls could not resist his stare
    Pablo Picasso never got called an asshole
    Not like you
    Alright

    Well he was only 5’3″
    But girls could not resist his stare
    Pablo Picasso never got called an asshole
    Not in New York

    Oh well be not schmuck, be not obnoxious,
    Be not bellbottom bummer or asshole
    Remember the story of Pablo Picasso
    He could walk down your street
    And girls could not resist his stare
    Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole
    Alright this is it

    Some people try to pick up girls
    And they get called an asshole
    This never happened to Pablo Picasso
    He could walk down your street
    And girls could not resist his stare and so
    Pablo Picasso was never called…

  100. Bruce in WA

    Own any painting?

    Was always going to be one of two for me:

    This

    or

    this

  101. Cardimona

    Can’t remember whether it was a typo or what that triggered thoughts of Muddy’s Catictionary.
    Muddy, you there, bro?
    (Apologies if I’m doubling up on anyone, I’m pages behind and have drunk too much red to catch up tonight…)

    Planache – confidently expecting mass death from an unexpected virus
    Plandemic – hoping every aged pensioner gets the Wuhan flu so your budget can be balanced later
    Plandemonium – deliberately provoking the populace into panicking about dying of vicious Chinese flu
    Plander – systematically depleting other people’s savings
    Plandora’s box – the TV when it‘s tuned to the ABC
    Planellists – TV talking heads who are expecting one thing to happen except it doesn’t really
    Plangolin – scaly mammal which serves as a distraction squirrel for the release of a bioweapon
    Plansexual – someone who gets his rocks off plunging people into poverty

  102. Knuckle Dragger

    John Wayne Gacy’s clown pics he put together in prison are apparently worth a mint as well.

    Why you’d want one hanging in your lounge room, let alone pay for it I’m not sure.

    At least with Hitler’s you could say to an impending conquest ‘the bloke that painted that stars in Downfall’.

  103. Archivist

    Make the case for shutdown, fvckwit.

    With people who think it’s “no worse than the common cold”?
    If you actually think that, then you’re just too dumb to bother with.

  104. Pedro the Loafer

    Another “health worker” in the Kimberley tested positive to the chunk plague.

    If you are north of the 23rd parallel and see a .gov scrubs clad “health worker” coming near you, run for your life.

    Literally.

  105. vlad

    Bob Dylan’ paintings have about the same level of artistic merit as Hitler’s.

    Yeah, but Hitler was terrible accompanying himself on the harmonica as a singer-songwriter.

  106. JABL

    I don’t smoke no cigarette, I don’t drink no alcohol
    I ain’t had much loving yet
    But that’s always been your call
    Hey I don’t miss it baby
    I got no taste for anything at all

    I used to love the rainbow
    And I used to love the view
    Another early morning, I’d pretend that it was you
    But I caught the darkness baby
    And I got it worse than you

    I caught the darkness
    It was drinking from your cup
    I caught the darkness
    Drinking from your cup
    I said is this contagious?
    You said just drink it up

    Nice catch Silkstone

  107. Knuckle Dragger

    Whoops.

    Chests out, shoulders back everyone.

    We are in the presence of superiority.

  108. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Knuckle Dragger at 9:58 pm:

    “A reminder – Mick GCQ, the night before last:

    ‘local screecher’

    Snicker chortle.”

    I was quite pleased with Mick, yes – did a lap of honour around the fridge and lifted a Tooheys Draught to toast my good self at the time. 😉

  109. Arky

    Good news:
    They are going to make more programs in the Perpetual Grace series.
    Not a full season, but a limited run to wrap up loose ends.
    I was hating the idea of being left with no conclusion to this, the best thing on tele for years.
    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/perpetual_grace_ltd/s01
    Ben Kingsley plays a real nasty piece of work like his Sexy Beast character.
    Best thing ever. Do yourself a favour and watch the first series if you haven’t already.
    It’s like John Wick, but with stuff like character development, plot and a story.

  110. Seven States Mencius

    He went through a phase of painting in the style of the previous great masters just to show that he could do that kind of thing too.

    Aint that the scam though? You prove your technical skill early on. Beat everyone at their own legitimate game. Then you suck up to a big moneyed crowd with another agenda entire. An agenda that goes beyond truth and beauty.

    If you want a career in philosophy I expect its a similar game. Show you can beat everyone and his Momma in symbolic logic and other party tricks. Then go right ahead and suck up to the academy and the powers that be. Never acknowledge that its convergent evidence that gets us closer to truth, and not highly trained technical wizardry.

  111. JC

    I’d get into trouble anywhere else for saying this, but for a psychopathic megalomaniac and probably schizoid mass-murderer, he was actually more competent artistically than you’d expect.

    Better than the average person, but not good enough to enter art school. You wouldn’t call it artwork. You’d call it competent cliched “decorative art”.

  112. JABL

    oh and just in case a lurker is interested I am listening to Cohen Live in Dublin

  113. Bruce in WA

    Incidentally, we spent a day at Monet’s garden in Giverny. I was dragged there very reluctantly — and left reluctantly, with a profound respect for the man and sense of beauty that he had created. They do a magical job of keeping it up, considering it was largely destroyed during WWII.

  114. JABL

    Cause I know no-one else is

  115. JC

    He went through a phase of painting in the style of the previous great masters just to show that he could do that kind of thing too.

    He was very good at it though.

  116. Fisky

    This Wuhan flu really is weird:

    Strangest virus in history.

    It’s almost like it was genetically engineered.

  117. Pedro the Loafer

    Norman Rockwell was dismissed as an “illustrator”.

    Any one of his originals is worth a fortune today.

  118. Des Deskperson

    ‘all set infront big sky vistas’

    Invariably speeded up.

    In all its productions, the ABC tries really and self-consciously hard to be ‘edgy’ and ‘transgressive’ and yet they always seem to, as they say, miss the boat, they never quite get it right.

    It makes you wonder how many actually grown up people they employ.

  119. Arky

    He went through a phase of painting in the style of the previous great masters just to show that he could do that kind of thing too.

    ..
    So what you’re saying is: After proving he could paint properly, he felt free to just produce shit.

  120. JC

    Pedro the Loafer
    #3401242, posted on April 8, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Norman Rockwell was dismissed as an “illustrator”.

    Any one of his originals is worth a fortune today.

    That’s true. But recognition doesn’t have to occur in one’s lifetime.

  121. Cassie of Sydney

    “It makes you wonder how many actually grown up people they employ.”

    They don’t.

  122. vlad

    I also doubt that Hitler would have handled a gatecrasher as well as Bob did.

    The whole thing is worth watching, but tune in from 2m 30s if you’re impatient.

  123. 8th Dan

    It didn’t offer a response. Of course.

    Ah, Mick GC … Lie Lowe’s “Stupid Bint” wasn’t exactly a polite invitation. Unsurprising that it elicited no response. If I were the lady I’d have told him to shit in his hat.

    And, speaking of shit … why on earth are you drinking Tooheys Draught?

  124. Siltstone

    just in case a lurker is interested I am listening to Cohen Live in Dublin

    I have the Live in London DVD but if I put in on I’ll never get the sleep tonight…magic

  125. All I knows is James Halliday doesn’t recommend Foster’s Light Ice.

  126. Seven States Mencius

    Good to see you JC. My whole perspective has changed. So much is imbedded in your statement of high quality manufacturing. I only have one request. When you talk about public policy take the trader hat off, frisbee it across the room. And put on that high-quality boutique manufacturing hat. If you can fully get that sort of manufacturing zen going then I’ll be taking notes.

    Maybe we need to import a few more boot-ni…. Italians in order to get us back to where quality matters. Workmanship. Just getting things right and with a bit of style and culture too.

    Now I’m a realist. So I love all these Chinese and other people. They deserve what they have achieved …… for the most part… But they lack culture in manufacturing. And it don’t mean that in a small way.

    The salvation of this continent starts with powerful small business with a kind of religious zen for quality. And when you look around you got Steve Jobs ….. You got Italians? Swiss? How many others? Its a kind of attitude when you go to work. Its a kind of zen. It spiritual.

  127. vlad

    Escher was another man that some people discovered privately before the art world did, and they snapped up some bargains simply because they got him before the world at large did.

  128. JC

    Incidentally, we spent a day at Monet’s garden in Giverny. I was dragged there very reluctantly — and left reluctantly, with a profound respect for the man and sense of beauty that he had created.

    Monet designed dinner sets. the colors at least. True. I’m at this moment drinking a tea from a mug in the colors he designed for the French china maker.

  129. JABL

    & then there is Songs From the Road

  130. Rex Mango

    Charles Billich is Australia’s Greatest Living Artist. This the stuff you should be targeting JC, very collectable too:

    https://www.billich.com/collections/romantically-erotic

  131. egg_

    too dumb to bother with.

    Fvck off then, sock.

  132. JC

    So what you’re saying is: After proving he could paint properly, he felt free to just produce shit.

    Arky
    The Spanish Civil War really fucked with his head. I think the move to the cubism was an attempt to break away from the past.

  133. JABL

    “I never never turned aside,” he said,
    “I never walked away.
    It was you who built the temple,
    it was you who covered up my face.”

    Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me
    yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me

  134. Arky

    the move to the cubism was an attempt to break away from the past.

    ..
    Or he was just too lazy to draw properly.

  135. egg_

    Another “health worker” in the Kimberley tested positive to the chunk plague.

    How mobile are these remote ‘Elf workers?

  136. Pedro the Loafer

    Rockwell also depicted an idealistic world in all his artwork. A lot of it whimsical or wishful, but his most enduring and powerful works, The Four Freedoms, painted during the dark days of WW2 is an American classic. This one in particular:
    Freedom of Speech

  137. feelthebern

    Wow Rex.
    You have great taste.

  138. Gab

    Why has the government sent me a ‘Rona virus test kit? I didn’t ask for one.

  139. Seven States Mencius

    Charles Billich is Australia’s Greatest Living Artist.

    Fine but I go to the link. Its all unfinished skilful stuff. If it was finished it would reveal only that the comic book artists are actually highly skilled artists. So come on guys. We have to get ahead of this nonsense.

  140. Arky

    I bet if I do a bit of research on Picasso it will turn out he was some kind of deviant.

  141. egg_

    So, the “Archivist” has got nothin’, just archives skin suits?

  142. JABL

    The birds they sang
    At the break of day
    Start again
    I heard them say
    Don’t dwell on what
    Has passed away
    Or what is yet to be.
    Ah the wars they will
    Be fought again
    The holy dove
    She will be caught again
    Bought and sold
    And bought again
    The dove is never free.

  143. vlad

    Good night. I’ve spent 36 hours reading about Pell with one break for sleep. Time for another.

  144. Seven States Mencius

    Why has the government sent me a ‘Rona virus test kit? I didn’t ask for one.

    Shakespeare said: First we kill all the lawyers.

  145. feelthebern

    I was introduced to Charles Billich & his wife a couple of years back.
    They’ve hosted a few gatherings at their Sydney gallery I’ve been to.
    Adorable couple.
    They love their puppies.

  146. JC

    Good to see you JC. My whole perspective has changed. So much is imbedded in your statement of high quality manufacturing. I only have one request. When you talk about public policy take the trader hat off, frisbee it across the room. And put on that high-quality boutique manufacturing hat. If you can fully get that sort of manufacturing zen going then I’ll be taking notes.

    Seven , as i said last night, you can be two things in any sort of business. You either have to be really, really big that allows scaling etc. Or you have to be small and press high end quality, great service and attention. You never want to be in the middle. In the middle is where you get royally fucked. (pun intended).

    That’ why with the proper and effective policies there’s absolutely no reason we can’t have a thriving manufacturing sector here.

  147. vlad

    I bet if I do a bit of research on Picasso it will turn out he was some kind of deviant.

    Nah, he was 250% hetero.

  148. Rex Mango

    Another artist who is very collectible now & was just an illustrator is HR Giger.

  149. egg_

    ABC TV Late News
    NSW Imported CV-19 cases bell curve past its peak

  150. BrettW

    Seems Qld now joined the Federation of Stasi States. But wait didn’t they say taking your kid for a driving lesson was OK. It is so hard to keep up.

    “In case you were wondering if it was OK to escape the house and go for a scenic drive somewhere, even if you don’t get out of the car – no, it’s not OK.

    People have been slapped with fines for “blatantly going for a drive” as police step up tough coronavirus crackdowns across the country, even as the spread appears to be slowing.

    “On the weekend, we have fined people for blatantly just being out and about going for a ride or a drive, which was clearly not essential travel,” Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll told reporters on Monday afternoon.

  151. egg_

    ABC TV Late News
    NSW New CV-19 cases bell curve past its peak, also

  152. Arky

    Nah, he was 250% hetero.

    ..
    Not so.
    Closet case.

  153. BrettW

    Was in my local post office today. PO guy mentioned post offices had been told there were 50 ships incoming with mail etc from China.

  154. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Rockwell also depicted an idealistic world in all his artwork. A lot of it whimsical or wishful, but his most enduring and powerful works, The Four Freedoms, painted during the dark days of WW2 is an American classic. This one in particular:
    Freedom of Speech

    My grandfather was an avid reader of the old “Saturday Evening Post.” Most of Norman Rockwell’s covers were evocative, to say the least.

  155. Rex Mango

    Charles Billich, knows what he likes and does it well & most importantly in the art game he sticks to his guns. HR Giger drew all those spaceship stuff, that then got used in science fiction by Hollywood & after his death he has become a legend. Re Picasso & Spanish Civil War, Cubism was like 1909, the civil war almost 30 years later. He was very rich by the time of the civil war & painted Guernica when comfortably off in Paris, pretending to be a communist. He also stayed in Paris during the German occupation & was quite happy taking German commissions etc.

  156. Seven States Mencius

    That’ why with the proper and effective policies there’s absolutely no reason we can’t have a thriving manufacturing sector here.

    Good. But you are not really seeing the power that can be had once you’ve laid down the roots. Because if your infrastructure, which may be slow, but is low energy, gets good enough. Then you invoke the Austrian concept of the lengthening of the structure of production. Then if its slow but low energy transportation of works-in-progress, a country of small manufacturers can explode into a manufacturing superpower. Since manufacturing at that level is really just logistics. And logistics is about putting items in sequence.

    It starts with small outfits like yours. But with a certain level of saturation and excellence in logistics it explodes into an whole new world.

  157. Pedro the Loafer

    Rockwell’s Four Freedoms; Freedom from Want, Freedom of Speech, Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Worship.

    Rockwell’s Art

  158. JABL

    We met when we were almost young
    deep in the green lilac park.
    You held on to me like I was a crucifix,
    as we went kneeling through the dark.

    Oh so long, Marianne, it’s time that we began …

    Your letters they all say that you’re beside me now.
    Then why do I feel alone?
    I’m standing on a ledge and your fine spider web
    is fastening my ankle to a stone.

  159. Pedro the Loafer

    Just for contrast to Rockwell’s superb “illustrations”, cast your eyes on the 2019 winner of Australia’s allegedy most prestigious art prize, the Archibald

  160. Rex Mango

    Here is a late Picasso. Not sure which room in the house to hang it in though:

    http://getdrawings.com/get-drawing#picasso-drawing-55.jpg

  161. Bruce in WA

    Monet designed dinner sets. the colors at least. True. I’m at this moment drinking a tea from a mug in the colors he designed for the French china maker.

    Thanks, JC. Yes, some of the pottery in his farmhouse is painted in those colours. I especially liked the pottery container with “J’ai du bon tabac” hand lettered on it. The man liked his tobacco!

  162. Rex Mango

    Pedro, that looks like one from Picasso’s rose period.

  163. Pedro the Loafer

    Jeez Rex, put up a NSFW tag on that Picasso porn FFS.

    Oops, sorry, nobody is working in today’s Oz.

    Carry on.

  164. Pedro the Loafer

    Hear, hear, JC. Outstanding, and exceptionally brave at the time.

    Rockwell copped heaps of flak over that piece, and the filthy slur of “n*+ger lover” from US racists overtook a lot of his previous work.

  165. Rex Mango

    Edward Hopper is great artist & do like him, but must be said, bit illustrative.

  166. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Just for contrast to Rockwell’s superb “illustrations”, cast your eyes on the 2019 winner of Australia’s allegedy most prestigious art prize, the Archibald

    Pedro, I’m getting quietly wrecked in memory of great days of glory, gone forever, but can you link to the original “Rosie the Riveter” , Saturday Evening Post, 29th May, 1943, and “New Kids in the Neighborhood”, “Look “illustration, 16th May, 1967?

    Thanks, in advance.

  167. MatrixTransform

    Denim Shorts can make life’s burdens easier to bear

    When your thoughts, words, and deeds form a seamless fabric, you streamline your efforts and thus eliminate worry and dread
    ~ Epictetus

  168. Seven States Mencius

    Lets get back to reality here. There is nothing that Picasso ever did that is as good as a work of art called

    “Joseph Wright Of Derby An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump.”

    Ellie. Could you help me out here sweet child?

  169. Rex Mango

    Here is the way if you want to do porn to do it in artistic fashion, great artist & happy to hang it in my living room:

    https://www.wikiart.org/en/amedeo-modigliani/sleeping-nude-with-arms-open-red-nude-1917-1

  170. JABL

    So you can stick your little pins in that voodoo doll
    I’m very sorry, baby, doesn’t look like me at all
    I’m standing by the window where the light is strong
    Ah they don’t let a woman kill you
    Not in the Tower of Song

    Now you can say that I’ve grown bitter but of this you may be sure
    The rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor
    And there’s a mighty judgment coming, but I may be wrong
    You see, you hear these funny voices
    In the Tower of Song

    I see you standing on the other side
    I don’t know how the river got so wide
    I loved you baby, way back when
    And all the bridges are burning that we might have crossed
    But I feel so close to everything that we lost
    We’ll never, we’ll never have to lose it again
    I’m standing on a ledge and your fine spider web
    is fastening my ankle to a stone.

  171. JABL

    The tribute album was a gift from my first love.

  172. Rex Mango

    SS Mencius, not a bad pic & was in NGV other day & they had a couple of Joseph Wright of Derby’s. However, he too is an illustrator more than painter.

  173. JC

    Rex Mango
    #3401311, posted on April 8, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Edward Hopper is great artist & do like him, but must be said, bit illustrative.

    I know. I think art can do two things. It can tell a story and boy, does the Diner carry some stories. It can can also have that wow factor that is really difficult to describe but you know when you see it.
    The Diner tells a great story. I also love the colors and the mood it sets. The buildings are also every American.

  174. Top Ender

    A Northern Territory police officer has been suspended without pay for allegedly printing singlets with an offensive reference to the fatal police shooting in Yuendumu late last year.

    An image posted to Facebook this week showed the singlets printed with the words ‘Don’t wanna get shot … Don’t stab a cop!’.

    The phrase was a reference to the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Kumanjayi Walker in the remote central Australian community of Yuendumu in November.

    NT Police Constable Zachary Rolfe was charged with one count of murder over the shooting and intends to plead not guilty.

    In a statement, NT Police said a 61-year-old officer had been suspended for serious breaches of discipline following an internal investigation.

    ABC link

  175. Pedro the Loafer

    Sorry Zulu, fingers not working too well for Googling after a pleasant evening of sipping a little plonk, surfing the web/Cat and watching the Moon over the Wheatbelt.

  176. JC

    Can I just make a prediction here. The stock market is going to close out the year higher than the all time highs we saw in January, save for one single thing. Orange Hitler wins the “erection” in November.

  177. Rex Mango

    JC, Mark Rothko is your go to American artist & not too many in Australia (NGV has one). Big paintings so hard to shift, but best example of Abstract Expressionists:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Rothko#/media/File:’Magenta,_Black,_Green_on_Orange’,_oil_on_canvas_painting_by_Mark_Rothko,_1947,_Museum_of_Modern_Art.jpg

  178. Seven States Mencius

    Look for the most part guys its all rubbish. Too much money following too much shit. Once the Florentines, JC’s wonderful Italian people, had sorted things out, there wasn’t so much veins of gold left to mine.

    Take the Mona Lisa. There you have the Florentine mastery of perspective and Da Vinci getting underlying anatomy down to the Nth degree. Now he captures this HO, which is really Leo in drag, and he paints her exactly in an in-between expression. What is she thinking? Well it could go anywhere. But Leo then fades out the corners of her mouth and her eyes so you cannot get a handle on what is in her mind.

    Then what the sneeky bastard does is he puts a slight difference in the level of the dreamscape behind the girl. So this causes you, without your knowledge, to keep changing your point of view of the girl and what might be going on behind her eyes.

    So you see, once the trickery and excellence has gotten that good there is not much more where the art form can travel too. So to me Arky’s stuff about Rockwell is excellence. I like that fellow with the funny moustache also. But slow the money growth down and a lot of this nonsense will fall away like the Austrian malinvestment that it surely is.

  179. Rex Mango

    Pedro, nice pic of the Moon.

  180. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A Northern Territory police officer has been suspended without pay for allegedly printing singlets with an offensive reference to the fatal police shooting in Yuendumu late last year.

    I’m remembering T shirts that said “Join the Army, go to exciting places, meet interesting people, and kill them all.” Not on sale any more?

  181. Rex Mango

    SS Mencius, who is your favourite artist?

  182. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    the Moon over the Wheatbelt.

    Just as spectacular a bit East of you, Pedro.

  183. Bruce in WA

    A Northern Territory police officer has been suspended without pay for allegedly printing singlets with an offensive reference to the fatal police shooting in Yuendumu late last year.

    An image posted to Facebook this week showed the singlets printed with the words ‘Don’t wanna get shot … Don’t stab a cop!’.

    Sounds perfectly self-evident to me. Never take a knife to a gunfight.

  184. Rex Mango

    ZK2A, no such luck in Sydney due clouds.

  185. Lazlo

    I joined up for all the skiing and boating ZK2A, not the killing..

  186. Rex Mango

    Just listening to yesterday’s Bolt Report. He deserves a medal for his sticking up for Pell for more than a year in the face of withering fire from the likes of Hadley, ABC etc.

  187. Digger

    Archivist,

    With people who think it’s “no worse than the common cold”?
    If you actually think that, then you’re just too dumb to bother with.

    Give up, mate.

    You are clearly dealing with idiots without the capacity to comprehend. They believe Italy, Spain, UK, US, France are all aberrations, that there is nothing to worry about at all. They believe their money is more important than lives.

    It is also clear that many on this site don’t have the mental faculties to understand that the only reason we are not in the same disastrous position as those other countries is the steps taken by good people to protect their sorry derrières… Many true characters have been exposed over the past few weeks on this site and they are found wanting…. idiots, basically exposing themselves as money hungry morons who would watch their mother die a horrendous death fighting for air, for a dollar… They know who they are…

  188. Seven States Mencius

    I don’t pretend to be an expert Rex. But that Joseph Wright of Derby photo has always gripped me. And I reckon if I could have gotten to see what Michelangelo and Leonardo did when they first put the paintbrush down …… well I would have liked that. But my view is there is there is only so far they can go. So supposing I show up in the library and pull out a “graphic novel” ……. Some of these guys are doing great work, though they stand on the shoulders of giants.

    We don’t want to be too superstitious about some of this stuff. Once you get your perspective and anatomy back …. Well thats nine tenths of it right there.

  189. Mark A

    Rex Mango
    #3401330, posted on April 8, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    Pedro, nice pic of the Moon.

    Yes Thanx Pedro

  190. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sounds perfectly self-evident to me. Never take a knife to a gunfight.

    Does anyone know, if there are sweat shirts/”T’ shirts with that logo? “Never take a knife to a gunfight?”
    I’ll have one!

  191. Rex Mango

    Community Service Announcement: Fletch about to start on ch31

  192. Rex Mango

    SS Mencius, Michelangelo was twice the artist of Leonardo, who wasn’t too bad himself.

  193. stackja

    Senior NSW minister Don Harwin busted at his holiday house
    Senior NSW minister Don Harwin has been caught staying at his Pearl Beach holiday home on the Central Coast despite repeated government pleas for Sydneysiders to stay out of regional NSW to avoid the spread of the virus.

    Anna Caldwell and Richard Noone, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only
    |
    April 8, 2020 9:53pm

    Mr Harwin said: “I have two residences. I have chosen to live at this one for health reasons.”

  194. Lazlo

    So, let me get this right SSM: do you like the Mona Lisa or not? Is it correct? You are casting doubt on whether we can trust the experts.

  195. Ellie

    SSM – are you Bird? If so, I ❤ you.

  196. Ellie

    Give me a song, Bird. I seriously get you.

  197. Lazlo

    Harwin is one of the Greens who have infested the NSW Liberal Party. Like all SjWs, it’s one rule for them…

  198. Infidel Tiger King

    Rockwell’s Four Freedoms; Freedom from Want, Freedom of Speech, Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Worship.

    Rockwell’s Art

    I’m not much of an art fan. I’m too simple, but I love Rockwell because he takes you to “a place”.

    Would never buy one or have it on a wall but I love it. I’m more of an ikea print guy.

  199. Pedro the Loafer

    Breaking news.

    Pedro about to go out the back, piss in the yard, shout at the dog to shut up barking, it is the Moon you dickhead, throw the empty plonk bottles in the bin before the local CWA gals count up tonights tally from their spy drone, shut the front gate, ensure those bastard Dorpers are still in their paddock, check the shotty is loaded and hit the rack perchance to dream, but most likely have to track to the dunny half the night.

    ‘Night, Cats.

  200. JC

    SS Mencius, Michelangelo was twice the artist of Leonardo, who wasn’t too bad himself.

    Sometimes the apple doesn’t fall to far from the old tree – even 15 gens. 🙂

    At left, Italian director and producer Franco Zeffirelli was named as one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s living relatives by researchers.

  201. Rex Mango

    stackja, that is very funny. Half the NSW police this weekend are going to be stopping caravans etc.

  202. Seven States Mencius

    So, let me get this right SSM: do you like the Mona Lisa or not? Is it correct? You are casting doubt on whether we can trust the experts.

    Yeah. Its so clever. But it means that we are already tapped out by the patronage of that kick-ass Mofo Lorenzo the Magnificent. You see something happened once we had photography. There had to be an interpolation of importance to an area of endeavour that had plateaued a long time before.

    Rex is more the expert than me. Yet we see this?

    C, Mark Rothko is your go to American artist

    Sure he looks kind of cool if the panama hat and the cigarette is lined up right. There is so much silliness here. And we ought not to wimp out when we see it.

  203. Talking of T shirts. I remember an article, 80’s, in South China Morning Post about the annual 100km charity run over the Kowloon hills. Can’t remember the events proper name but it attracted major corporates, army, police etc. The Gurkhas always won.

    The story was about a Police team from the Riot squad. They had recently been involved in some serious riot control against very organised and violent Vietnamese refugees.

    Their planned T shirt to use for the event was of riot police image with the words “Whsckety Whack, Don’t Come Back”. Needless to say the news story resulted in a sudden change of mind.

    Good on the NT cop.

  204. Infidel Tiger King

    A cargo flight from the world’s coronavirus capital of Wuhan landed in Sydney on Wednesday night carrying 90 tonnes of medical supplies, just a day after the Chinese city reopened its borders for outbound travel.

    The Boeing 747 freighter jet, operated by China’s Suparna Airlines, arrived shortly after 9pm, under a veil of secrecy.

    There was no record of flight (Y8) 7447 in Sydney’s arrivals schedule, and flight radar tracking company flightradar24 recorded the destination as “not available”. The Australian Border Force confirmed it was “aware of the cargo flight arriving into Sydney from Wuhan”.

    On Wednesday, a government spokeswoman said the plane was carrying 90 tonnes of medical supplies, including personal protective equipment and respirators.

    “Flights like this are crucial in ensuring the ongoing supply of these critical goods,” she said.

    Freighter flights are normally crewed by between two and four pilots, all of whom would be allowed to overnight in a hotel.

    WTF?

    Why the hell are we accepting this shit from the GookCom Xunts?

  205. Lazlo

    That awful, ignorant, tall-poppy cutting culture has been evident on this site for a while Digger. You are among friends.

  206. Rex Mango

    SS Mencius, keen to hear your thoughts about Jack the Dripper.

  207. Seven States Mencius

    At left, Italian director and producer Franco Zeffirelli was named as one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s living relatives by researchers.

    Super smooth. Saw our boy Mel in a suicidal scene and he says to himself “To be or not to be” and he gets him signed up for Hamlet. Zeffirelli and friends took down the bodies of Mussolini and his wife who had been hung upside down by alleged “partisans” and they covered her up to re-establish her modesty.

  208. Infidel Tiger King

    London is a gorgeous city. Look at the great pubs.

    Most will never reopen thanks to the Chicoms.

    All destroyed.

  209. Rex Mango

    How could Zeffirelli & Da Vinci be related, when both camp as a row of tents?

  210. Lazlo

    SSM I do not understand a word you are saying, but I defend to the death your right to say it.

  211. Seven States Mencius

    Then you are watching it with me Ellie. I’ve never been gone. I been right there by your side. Look for the video: Loving you a dirty job. But somebody got to do it. And post it if you can.

  212. JC

    Zeffirelli and friends took down the bodies of Mussolini and his wife who had been hung upside down by alleged “partisans” and they covered her up to re-establish her modesty.

    Really?

  213. stackja

    Rex – Yes, Don is a clown.

  214. Rex Mango

    Bolt now saying he lost lot of advertisers for sticking up for Pell. Harvey Norman he reckons did not take away their business.

  215. JC

    How could Zeffirelli & Da Vinci be related, when both camp as a row of tents?

    Doesn’t the possibility of a ghey gene ring a bell?

  216. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Ellie, if it would help to chat for a while on the phone send me a line on your new email address (you already have mine) and I will pass you over my telephone number. Or stick to a few email paras; privacy assured, if telephones are not your thing. You are in an isolated situation right now, and I do live nearby. A neighbourly sort of chat about anything really, not necessarily your long gone past, might be good for you, and would not need to be mentioned here at all.

    If you don’t want to telephone me or someone else without emotional involvement (I’m neutral I assure you) you could call a telephone helpline, as the people there really do care and can sometimes help you sort out your best way forward, exploring options etc. The Department of Health also has hotlines for people struggling with the way isolation can prey on the mind.

    I’m off to bed now, but tomorrow I’m like everyone else, not doing much. 🙂

  217. egg_

    Digger
    #3401338, posted on April 8, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    The fvckwit/sock who gloated about an alleged $100k Landcruiser deal amidst a pandemic a few days ago.
    Self awareness = zero.

  218. Seven States Mencius

    Zeffirellis dad never wanted to go to war. But while the men were away at World War I he’d go around putting cuckoo babies in the other mens houses. He was a small businessman and he had all these people he worked with up in Manchester and he knew they were good guys. So he was fully against going to war against these good people so he got out of it some way. Our modern fake big corporate alleged “free trade” doesn’t promote piece. But a small business international order of free trade would do so.

  219. Ellie

    For the victim who had the courage to come forward and was believed then not. Bless. X

  220. egg_

    If Xi’s regime falls, cue Leftoid head explosions.

  221. Rex Mango

    For the victim of the greatest legal travesty in Australia’s history, ie a bloke that was stitched up by the police, the media, the Vic County Court & Vic Court of Appeal. Bless. X.

  222. Seven States Mencius

    Really?

    In accordance with his auto-biography JC. Thats about as far as my memory goes with it. But you know. Reading books before the last century? I don’t think I’m lying but our memories can run away with us. I have a visual image of the bad guys killing this fellow and hanging him and his wife upside down maybe at a petrol station or something. Now I am extrapolating.

    In the Western tradition once you kill someone their debts are paid. You don’t go after their children or their wife and you don’t drag them behind a chariot. Achilles broke with this and there was a hefty comeuppance to pay.

  223. Rex Mango

    Achilles dragging Hector’s body behind the chariot wasn’t that bad.

  224. Seven States Mencius

    Good drama is bad policy Rex. You don’t have the greatest play without something being “Rotten in the state of Denmark.”

  225. Ellie

    My cat has fleas. How to get rid of them in quarantine.

  226. Rex Mango

    Paris started the war. Achilles did his best to finish it. Only thing worse than wining a war is losing one.

  227. egg_

    Meejawatch:
    NewsCorp closes 60 Regional papers due to a lack of advertising that may never re-open.
    Way to go, ScoMo.

  228. Ellie

    SSM – you and I may be smited. But at least sex offenders walk free.

  229. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    That was a rather devastating interview by Channel 4 with that intensive care specialist in Wales. This virus seems to have so many modes of presentation, depending on area. Virulent and attacking younger people in some places; a mild sniffle wafting away only the very old in other places.

    Getting a handle on the overall situation with it is still quite difficult.
    Like Italy and Spain, Britain seems quite hard struck although much is anecdotal still.

  230. Rex Mango

    SS Mencius, how you doing in self isolation? Reading the great books? Like say the Iliad in ancient Greek?

  231. Rex Mango

    Lizzie, don’t worry Australia has it sorted. This emergency will be over soon.

  232. stackja

    Rex – Lindy was released only after doubt was established by discovery of baby jacket. High Court didn’t rule doubt.

  233. Lazlo

    Not a bad summary of London Pubs JC (The George I remember especially well – you could buy Fosters there in 1970). There are many others though: The Prospect of Whitby, The Spaniards, Young’s Brewery…

  234. Rex Mango

    stackja, say again. I don’t follow.

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