Open Forum: March 6, 2021

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  1. jo says:

    Snoopy says:
    March 6, 2021 at 6:25 pm
    Last Tango in Paris was released in 1973 and had a short run in Australian theatres.
    It never made it onto the Art Theatre circuit that I remember, probably because it was crap.
    Unlikely she ever got to see it.

    VHS, DVD, SBS, Cable?

    I saw it 1979 in Sydney. Bertolucci marathon 4 movies at the theatre I think was in Pitt st. just down from Goulburn st. Films were Before the Revolution, The Conformist, Last Tango and 1900.

  2. kaysee says:

    Bloody heck. I’m becoming arkified.

    No, you are not.
    There are a few here who do want to act and do something, but it feels like solitary voices against the tide.

    I enjoy this forum, but there are times when the emoting goes on and on and on

    about how the world is going to wrack and ruin, and it’s about time someone did something, somewhere, somehow.

  3. MatrixTransform says:

    and it’s about time someone did something, somewhere, somehow.

    I ordered Thai food and cracked another beer

  4. Ed Case says:

    ***She turned sixteen at the start of 87. Year twelve at sixteen, unlikely.***

    Not unlikely at all, and it happened in her case anyway.
    2 ways it coulda worked out that way: she was so bright she was allowed to skip a grade.
    Second way: for many years in Queensland, if a child was born before the First of March they could start Grade 1 when they were 4.
    Not 100% sure, but Numbers may have said he was in that group.
    The deceased woman was born on 3rd February 1971, so if that rule was in operation in South Australia in 1975 she could have started then.
    But whatever the situation, she and Porter both finished High School at the end of 1987.
    Wayne Goss was another one, because he was born 26/2/1951, he was able to start at 4
    in 1956 and finish in 1967, while he was still 16.

  5. Leigh Lowe says:

    It’s quiet here tonight.
    Too quiet.
    I guess everyone is marching at Mardi Gras.

  6. Rockdoctor says:

    I guess everyone is marching at Mardi Gras.

    Yeah, na. Safely in the Upper Hunter… But yeah still lurking in a non derogatory way…

  7. miltonf says:

    Upper Hunter is gorgeous. Scone, Musswellbrook.

  8. Leigh Lowe says:

    Yeah, na. Safely in the Upper Hunter… But yeah still lurking in a non derogatory way…

    Any sequins and ostrich feathers in attendance?

  9. bespoke says:

    Chilling with my wife a Woodstock can and watching Despicable me 2.

    Life is good.

  10. min says:

    They went to school in different States so where did she go to uni?

  11. Leigh Lowe says:

    bespoke says:

    March 6, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Chilling with my wife a Woodstock can and watching Despicable me 2.

    Life is good.

    Could be a lot better if you pissed of the Woodstock and got into a cheeky rosé.

  12. Arky says:

    Despicable me 2.

    ..
    I had a student tell me I reminded her of Gru.
    Cheeky bint.

  13. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “I guess everyone is marching at Mardi Gras.”

    No parade….they’re having a big party at the SCG….I am at home and I can hear it. Apparently there was a protest march on Oxford Street.

  14. Nick says:

    I’m tasting some D’Arenberg Coppermine Road I got as a bargain. Not bad. May need to taste more

  15. Leigh Lowe says:

    min says:

    March 6, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    They went to school in different States so where did she go to uni?

    That is the point.
    She was from Adelaide.
    He was from Perth.
    But it is being presented as if they moved in the same circles for years.

  16. miltonf says:

    Never liked it. Shameful.

  17. MatrixTransform says:

    Mazda CX30 Touring or Subaru XV 2.0i Premium

  18. Leigh Lowe says:

    Nick says:

    March 6, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    I’m tasting some D’Arenberg Coppermine Road I got as a bargain. Not bad. May need to taste more

    A great drink for when you a menstruating.

  19. Leigh Lowe says:

    …in the bath.

  20. Mater says:

    Funky Model A Banjo

    Sorry, can’t take you seriously with the Miata in the background. If you must celebrate the Mardi Gras, please just use a Gay Pride flag 🏳️‍🌈 as a backdrop.

    Also, get a haircut and stop scratching your arse whilst standing almost on top of the camera.

  21. bespoke says:

    I had a student tell me I reminded her of Gru.
    Cheeky bint.

    🤣

  22. 1735099 says:

    I’m pretty sure Trump never put Biden and Harris under house arrest.

    The institutions in his country prevented him.
    Given half a chance he would have had no compunction.
    Remember, this is the presidential candidate who encouraged his supporters to chant “lock her up”.
    These were the same supporters who were chanting “kill Nancy”and “hang Pence” when they stormed the Capitol.

  23. Leigh Lowe says:

    Also, get a haircut and stop scratching your arse whilst standing almost on top of the camera.

    Sounds like he is going for the art-house market.

  24. Nick says:

    A great drink for when you a menstruating.

    Yes. Thick legs, very dark and meaty 🙂

  25. bespoke says:

    cheeky rosé.

    Whats that?

  26. MatrixTransform says:

    Given half a chance he would have had no compunction.

    you are so full of shit

  27. Leigh Lowe says:

    bespoke says:

    March 6, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    cheeky rosé.

    Whats that?

    Smack yourself in the forehead with a can.
    I don’t care if it is full or empty.

  28. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Bruce says:
    March 6, 2021 at 6:15 pm
    Bar Beach Swimmer posted:

    ” Carpe, I distinctly remember Muddy was after a word in which, initially, the prey was attracted – almost mesmerised – but then was ravenously devoured. ”

    “Angler-fished?

    Bruce, when I was thinking about how to describe the process of the attraction and then the destruction of the individual I was thinking exactly that, but with a barb attachment!

    Specifically, the scene in Finding Nemo when Marlin and Dory end up in the deep, deep ocean after chasing the dentist’s face mask into the deep.

  29. MatrixTransform says:

    Smack yourself in the forehead with a can.

    make sure you catch it on video

  30. 1735099 says:

    Not 100% sure, but Numbers may have said he was in that group.

    I did indeed start school at 4, but that was because I would follow my parents to the school where they were principal and assistant teacher. The woman employed to care for me couldn’t keep me at home which was right next door to the school.
    Besides, I could read at age three and was bored stiff at home.
    Dad said “stuff it” and put me on the roll.
    Things were a bit more laid back in those days.

  31. Arky says:

    stop scratching your arse whilst standing almost on top of the camera.

    ..
    Can’t do that.
    How is the viewer to know I’m thinking?

  32. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “The institutions in his country prevented him.
    Given half a chance he would have had no compunction.”

    Isn’t it past your bedtime racist?

  33. calli says:

    Gru is my hero.

    Although El Macho is strangely alluring.

  34. Cassie of Sydney says:

    By the way racist…has your daughter returned from the UK yet or are you waiting for the government to pick up the tab?

  35. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    What’s going on with the ABC?

    Someone’s missed reading their latest woke direction and put on some classic white supremacy stuff – they’re televising the ballet.

  36. calli says:

    Might be the mask.

  37. twostix says:

    The woman employed to care for me couldn’t keep me at home which was right next door to the school.

    Sad that your mum didn’t want to spend any time with you.

    That’s too bad.

  38. MatrixTransform says:

    I would follow my parents to the school

    at 4yo

    on a scooter?

    lol, you truly are the bullshitter’s bullshitter

  39. Arky says:

    I did indeed start school at 4, but that was because I would follow my parents to the school where they were principal and assistant teacher.

    ..
    Faaaaaaaaaaark.
    The product of a marriage between two educators and then a teacher himself.
    You never had a chance you poor sod.

  40. Farmer Gez says:

    Ed Case says:
    March 6, 2021 at 8:07 pm
    ***She turned sixteen at the start of 87. Year twelve at sixteen, unlikely.***

    Not unlikely at all, and it happened in her case anyway.

    Where was it said she was at university?

  41. Leigh Lowe says:

    Just flicking through the channels.
    Mardi Gras … nup.
    Space Invaders … more of the same.

  42. Mater says:

    I did indeed start school at 4, but that was because I would follow my parents to the school where they were principal and assistant teacher. The woman employed to care for me couldn’t keep me at home which was right next door to the school.
    Besides, I could read at age three and was bored stiff at home.
    Dad said “stuff it” and put me on the roll.

    Oh God!
    More family narratives.

  43. Dot says:

    The thing about contemporaneous notes is that have to be err, contemporaneous.

  44. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “The woman employed to care for me couldn’t keep me at home which was right next door to the school.”

    I do hope your parents adequately remunerated the poor woman? Domestic labour isn’t very “socialist”.

  45. H B Bear says:

    I guess everyone is marching at Mardi Gras.

    I’m preloading for the after party.

  46. Dot says:

    Could read at age three!

    Fucking LOL…such a good reader it bored him so he had to what, literally go backwards to be entertained!?

    What confabulatin’ fuckstick.

  47. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    bespoke says:
    March 6, 2021 at 8:12 pm
    Chilling with my wife a Woodstock can and watching Despicable me 2.

    Life is good

    Bespoke, I’m pleased you didn’t say that she’s wrapped! h/t slow cooker 😀

  48. Nick says:

    Space Invaders … more of the same.

    Same same

  49. twostix says:

    Numbers missed his mum so much he’d constantly run away from home and the ‘woman’ who was ’employed’ to mind him, to the school next door where his mum and dad both worked, just to get a glimpse of his dear mum….

    What did he see? That his mum thought it was more important spending time with other people’s children than spending it with tiny toddler him. Really hard for a 3 or 4 year old to understand that.

    That’s a really fuckin sad story man, holy shit, I’m sorry for you numbers, truly.

  50. Leigh Lowe says:

    H B Bear says:

    March 6, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    I guess everyone is marching at Mardi Gras.

    I’m preloading for the after party.

    Riiight.
    Pre-loading what exactly.

  51. 132andBush says:

    I ordered Thai food and cracked another beer

    The revolution will be fed.

  52. Leigh Lowe says:

    twostix says:

    March 6, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Numbers missed his mum so much he’d constantly run away from home and the ‘woman’ who was ’employed’ to mind him, to the school next door where his mum and dad both worked, just to get a glimpse of his dear mum….

    And the woman tasked with minding him left the door open.

  53. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “And the woman tasked with minding him left the door open.”

    LOL.

  54. egg_ says:

    There was no fraud*.

    And Biden’s fit to be Prez, too, I’ll bet!?

    *Half the US electorate disagree.

  55. Ed Case says:

    A house next door to the school used to come with the Principals job in Qld.
    Older schools sometimes had large houses for the principal, ones built from the fifties on were fairly ordinary.

  56. Arky says:

    That’s a really fuckin sad story man, holy shit, I’m sorry for you numbers, truly.

    ..
    You’re not wrong.
    Seriously, the most screwed up kids I have had to teach are the children with mothers as teachers.
    Another reason I never touched a colleague with a ten foot pole.
    That and the fact that most of them were horrible.

  57. Mater says:

    Numbers missed his mum so much he’d constantly run away from home and the ‘woman’ who was ’employed’ to mind him, to the school next door where his mum and dad both worked, just to get a glimpse of his dear mum….

    Might be why his mum gave his shoes away. Force him to stay home, or face walking across the bindi-eye.

  58. bespoke says:

    Me too BBS 👍 slight correction though it was an air cooker I got her for mothers day.

  59. Arky says:

    Seriously not having a go at the man.
    Two principals I knew had children attempt suicide.
    One succeeded.
    Two parents as teachers would suck the big one.
    An it happens quite a bit because of work romances.

  60. egg_ says:

    Sam Neill seems pretty cut up after his separation from LaTingle.

    The blue pills wore off?

  61. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Me too BBS 👍 slight correction though it was an air cooker I got her for mothers day.

    Will remember that (hopefully) for next time! 😁

  62. Joanna Smythe says:

    There is a poll doing the rounds on Facebook asking if people would be prepared to carry a vaccine card around with them. It’s amazing how many people are fully on board with this. I suspect the Government will use the poll to put in place the next step in their quest for totalitarianism.

  63. Leigh Lowe says:

    bespoke says:

    March 6, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Me too BBS  slight correction though it was an air cooker I got her for mothers day.

    How do you cook air?
    And why?

  64. bespoke says:

    Indeed BBS I would do the same. 😁

  65. H B Bear says:

    Pre-loading what exactly.

    Ask the cool kidz.

  66. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Seriously, the most screwed up kids I have had to teach are the children with mothers as teachers.

    Friend of mine, way back when, practiced law. He said the bitterest divorces were between schoolteachers….

  67. jupes says:

    It’s amazing how many people are fully on board with this.

    Yeah nah. No it’s not.

  68. kaysee says:

    Ponderable Points 🐻
     
    One
     
    Two

  69. H B Bear says:

    I’ll carry a vaccine card. It’s the vaccine I’m worried about.

  70. kaysee says:

    🐹
     
    One
     
    Two
     
    Three

  71. notafan says:

    Oz Rock Cafe in Sydney opened in 1988 TP says. Got a date for that as this event was supposed to have occurred in mid January.

  72. Leigh Lowe says:

    H B Bear says:

    March 6, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    I’ll carry a vaccine card. It’s the vaccine I’m worried about.

    How much do you reckon a black market card would be worth?

  73. kaysee says:

    Dr. Seuss
     
    Four
     
    Five
     
    Six

  74. notafan says:

    Oh TP are you confirming the bizarre claim that someone would record date of menstruation and not a hint about an horrific attack.

    Seems likely.

  75. Leigh Lowe says:

    notafan says:

    March 6, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Oz Rock Cafe in Sydney opened in 1988 TP says. Got a date for that as this event was supposed to have occurred in mid January.

    Oh.
    Running out of Rock places.
    Bombay Rock in Sydney Road Brunswick opened in 1977, if that helps.

  76. Is there any truth to the rumour “ last tango in Paris” was based on Bob and his prostatot?

    Obviously they had to raise the actresses age and cut out the really sick stuff.

  77. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Friend of mine, way back when, practiced law. He said the bitterest divorces were between schoolteachers

    In my Dad’s area of expertise, whenever a work file was for a school teacher, on the front cover was written – and this was not done by him or his office – but by his client – AFST – another f…ing school teacher.

  78. Mater says:

    Is there any truth to the rumour “ last tango in Paris” was based on Bob and his prostatot?

    Slip over to his blog and see if you can get that question past the moderator.

  79. jupes says:

    The woman employed to care for me couldn’t keep me at home which was right next door to the school.
    Besides, I could read at age three and was bored stiff at home.
    Dad said “stuff it” and put me on the roll.
    Things were a bit more laid back in those days.

    The woman couldn’t keep a four year old at home.

    Fuck me dead Numbers. You can spin some bullshit.

  80. H B Bear says:

    Slip over to his blog and see if you can get that question past the moderator.

    LOL. Any tips?

  81. Dot says:

    There is a photo online of the Oz Rock Cafe with a date of 12 Oct 1988 from the Sydney City Engineer’s office.

    Some sleuth will be able to find the grand opening date from a paper or magazine.

  82. Rex Anger says:

    Oh.
    Running out of Rock places.
    Bombay Rock in Sydney Road Brunswick opened in 1977, if that helps.

    Ayers Rock was still open around then, I believe…

    #Chortle

  83. Leigh Lowe says:

    Friend of mine, way back when, practiced law. He said the bitterest divorces were between schoolteachers

    Don’t worry about divorce.
    Have you seen a group of teachers try to split a restaurant bill?

  84. Mater says:

    LOL. Any tips?

    Yeah. Avoid the truth.

    He posted something here on the Cat, but wouldn’t allow it to posted on his own blog.

  85. 1735099 says:

    AFST

    You taught yourself to read, did you, BBS?
    As Kev’s blog says “If you can read this, thank a teacher.
    If you can read it in English, thank a soldier”.
    My dad was an airman and a teacher.
    I was a soldier and a teacher.
    You have a great deal to thank us for and whatever teacher made you literate.
    Pull your head in.

  86. twostix says:

    Speaking of Mardi Gras, the ABC has this really weird story up about a couple of washed up female ‘pro’ surfers.

    I’m not going to say too much about it, other than quote this part which is seedy as fuck – note that Jodie is six years older than the at the time, young impressionable Pauline – the ABC describes Pauline as Jodie’s ‘protegee‘.

    Meanwhile, as they trained, toured and partied together, Pauline and Jodie’s friendship also grew.

    Jodi introduced me to going to Mardi Gras, and so I was around thousands of gay people. I’m just like: ‘Wow, this is amazing. You can just be yourself,'” Pauline says.

    One day, while lying in bed with a boyfriend, a thought entered Pauline’s head: “It would be so nice if this guy was a girl.”

    “And then I stopped myself and went, ‘Whoa, where did that come from?'”

    She steeled herself to tell Jodie. “I’m like, ‘You know, I think I’m pretty sure I’m gay,'” Pauline recalls.

    [Jodie] and her girlfriend just absolutely started cracking up laughing, going: ‘You only just realise now?

    Hmmmhmmmmmmmm.

    Oh and,

    Jodie says Pauline was “lucky, really, to have us around”.

    Sounds like it.

  87. Mater says:

    You taught yourself to read, did you, BBS?
    As Kev’s blog says “If you can read this, thank a teacher.
    If you can read it in English, thank a soldier”.
    My dad was an airman and a teacher.
    I was a soldier and a teacher.
    You have a great deal to thank us for and whatever teacher made you literate.
    Pull your head in.

    So if “I could read at age three and was bored stiff at home”, which teachers do I have to thank?

  88. calli says:

    Have you seen a group of teachers try to split a restaurant bill?

    Chuckle. I’m still recovering from being “schooled” about Rio’s local area geology, Sydney’s sewer system and the voyage of the Beagle, amongst other things. December 2019.

    Nothing like being on tour with a pedagogue. For five weeks. 😂

  89. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “I was a soldier and a teacher.”

    No. You were a coward.

  90. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Have you seen a group of teachers try to split a restaurant bill?

    I have, indeed. Not a pretty sight.

  91. Bruce in WA says:

    Two parents as teachers would suck the big one.
    An it happens quite a bit because of work romances.

    My wife and I are/were both teachers. Even worked together for some 20 years.

    We have two daughters — both very balanced and happy.

    #1: Microbiologist/pharmacologist/toxicologist-turned-secondary science teacher.

    #2: Senior associate in Australia’s leading law firm.

    Only thing that ever bugged them was when we would have dinner table conversations about grammar rather than movie/TV/music celebrities … 😀

  92. Mater says:

    You have a great deal to thank us for and whatever teacher made you literate.

    Why, 180?
    Did you save us from Communism?
    I thought you didn’t subscribe to the domino theory?

  93. calli says:

    I taught my little sister to read. Dr Seuss. Endlessly.

    It ‘s sad that some of his wonderful books have been withdrawn due to Woke.

  94. Arky says:

    We have two daughters — both very balanced and happy.

    ..
    Yes Bruce, but how careerist were you both?

  95. Mater says:

    You have a great deal to thank us for and whatever teacher made you literate.

    Fuck off, 180.
    You do know what “ostensibly” means, don’t you?

    To think that I spent time on operational service in SVN ostensibly fighting for the likes of you.

    https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2014/01/setting-the-record-straight-on-1735099-bob-whittaker-5-platoon-b-company-7rar-svn-1970.html

  96. Rex Anger says:

    Did you save us from Communism?

    Only theirs. At the time, Collaborator Bob felt it was ruining the brand…

  97. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘I can count though – so was given a sheep-counter to count paces for navigation in Vietnam.’

    Counting.
    Paces.
    Is.
    Not.
    Navigation.

    Oh. Were you in Vietnam?

  98. Arky says:

    Parents generally teach reading.
    Teachers don’t have the time to do it effectively.
    If it was left to teachers to do it almost no one would be able to read.

  99. MatrixTransform says:

    You have a great deal to thank us for and whatever teacher made you literate.

    only the stupid need to be taught

    fucking mong-herder

  100. twostix says:

    You have a great deal to thank us for and whatever teacher made you literate.

    Thanks mum!

    Didn’t your mum teach your to rea…oh, right. Ouch.

  101. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘that was because I would follow my parents to the school where they were principal and assistant teacher.’

    Good Lord. Are you saying there was a patriarchy-sponsored and condoned power imbalance? Have you tipped off the Chronicle about this?

    ‘The woman employed to care for me’

    Because your parents were capitalists, creating wealth through unfair exchanges.

    ‘couldn’t keep me at home’

    You mean ‘wouldn’t’.

    ‘which was right next door to the school.’

    Which day was No Shoes Day?

  102. stackja says:

    Julie Bishop: ‘The last few days have left me unspeakably sad’
    The former deputy leader of the Liberal Party has addressed the recent spate of sexual assault allegations out of Parliament House.

    “The last few days have left me unspeakably sad,” Bishop told Samantha Armytage in the second episode of Stellar’s Something To Talk About podcast.

    ..

    According to Bishop, who is now the Chancellor of the Australian National University, those in positions of power have an obligation to involve the police when faced with allegations of sexual assault or misconduct.

  103. jupes says:

    To think that I spent time on operational service in SVN ostensibly fighting for the likes of you.

    Only you didn’t do much fighting did you Numbers.

    You fucked off to the Q Store and movie theatre.

  104. I’ve been waiting for you lot to come up with the answer:

    ” Carpe, I distinctly remember Muddy was after a word in which, initially, the prey was attracted – almost mesmerised – but then was ravenously devoured. ”

    The word is “Fanny struck.”
    And no, that’s not the way it’s spelled…

  105. Mark A says:

    Dot says:
    March 6, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    The thing about contemporaneous notes is that have to be err, contemporaneous.

    A diary by definition is just that, describing the daily happenings at the end of the day.
    Max next day but by then it is no longer reliable, clouded by regrets or booze or whatever.

  106. Dot says:

    According to Bishop, who is now the Chancellor of the Australian National University, those in positions of power have an obligation to involve the police when faced with allegations of sexual assault or misconduct.

    Even when the claim is so incredulous that it is either false or intentionally mischievous, or worse, truly delusional?

    …and if the misconduct is NOT illegal?

    The police need to get involved…if we had Mal Trumble’s boink ban…and charge government MPs with what, exactly? Consensual sex between adults in the top 1% of the population? For fuck’s sake this country is terminally and massively mentally retarded.

    This woman is an empty suit. What a turkey, how on earth was she ever a “successful high powered lawyer”? As for me thinking she was a decent cabinet Minister or potential PM, I made a huge error, please remind me constantly of my error.

  107. Nick says:

    Check your privilege Bob

  108. MatrixTransform says:

    Check your privilege Bob

    yep, and try not to shoot a hole in your own argument

  109. Kev says:

    but nobody posts here anymore.
    I stopped posting because of your negativity. You ruin this blog and were doing the same to mine. I had trouble banning you because of my belief in free speech but in the end had to just stop and have a break. I will post again and you will simply be banned like you should be on every rational, reasonable blog on the web.

  110. Dot says:

    An IQ test on anyone in a position of power, doctors, public service, teaching, police, military, juries or immigrants would solve many problems at low cost.

    I’d aim for 2 standard deviations above the mean but would settle for 1.

  111. Mater says:

    180,
    During my career, I’ve been fortunate to have unfettered access to the US SIPRNet, and I thought I’d use to opportunity to dig into some of the classified Vietnam archives.

    It turns out that late in 1969, the Americans started trialling a piece of high tech equipment which could identify and pinpoint Communists through the jungle canopy and up to a range of 50km. ‘Twas accurate to about 100m. Unfortunately, it couldn’t identify the uniform said communists were wearing (or anything else about them), just that they were communists at heart. They used it to direct fire missions and bombing sorties.

    I’ve just put two and two together and now understand why you had so many close calls with American indirect fire and air attack. I believe that a series of Top Secret briefings about the system eventually filtered done to company level by mid 1970. I suspect this is the reason your constant whinges and cowardly attempts to be placed in the rear with the gear were eventually successful. Your Company Commander realised that your continued presence posed an unacceptable risk to all those around you, when outside a designed friendly area.

    The rise of Is1am1c Extremism (and the fall of the Wall) has rendered this revolutionary piece of tech almost obsolete in today’s conflicts…for now.

    I hope this (classified) information fills in one of missing pieces in you jigsaw. Perhaps you could include this information in any further editions of Jellybeans in the Jungle. It’s a fascinating find, and in strict keeping with the strict “conviction that it would be an accurate account of the reality” that your memoir represents.

    You should thank me; I’m risking imprisonment by telling you this.

  112. 1735099 says:

    Did you save us from Communism?

    No, we were never under any threat from Communism.
    But I probably saved some other poor bugger from wasting two years of his life to keep the Coalition in power.
    And on RTA I became active And in my own small way contributed to Whitlam’s election, which made a profound difference to the quality of the lives of vulnerable Australians for decades.
    Founding a special school in Townsville financed by Whitlam money made it worthwhile.
    I’ll always be proud of that.

  113. Arky says:

    That’s the last time I scratch my arse and admit I don’t know what I’m doing in a video.
    Already lost one subscriber.
    People don’t want honesty or self deprecation.
    They want bullshit and the pretence of expertise and control.
    Well I don’t roll that way. Like most people I’m making it up as I go along and it usually turns out OK with a few fuck ups along the way.

  114. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘I’ll always be proud of that.’

    Good, because nobody else is.

  115. Dot says:

    No, we were never under any threat from Communism.

    Oh Jesus. They were sabotaging the diggers when Stalin was allied with Hitler.

    Shut the fuck up you decrepit, old, mass murderer supporting cockhead.

    “Ph D in history”
    “Could read when I was three”

    GWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

  116. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘made a profound difference to the quality of the lives of vulnerable Australians for decades.’

    You’re not supposed to be proud of making a negative difference in people’s lives.

    What are they? Flamin’ pot plants?*

    *Ladyboy Bob fake story, heavily influenced by Maurie Fields.

  117. Nick says:

    Isn’t the 180 the shit car that Mitsubishi made in SA? Same thing I spose

  118. BrettW says:

    From the Courier Mail. Candice is a good looking black female.

    “Candice Wiggins was a college basketball star, the third pick of the 2008 WNBA draft and a 2011 champion. And at the mountaintop of her basketball career, her sexuality marred the moment.

    There is a “very, very harmful” culture running throughout the WNBA, she says, which saw her get bullied during her eight-year career because she is heterosexual.

    Wiggins, who last played in the league in 2015, said she retired prematurely to leave a league that she estimated — wildly — is 98 per cent lesbian, and which is played in such isolation that it weighs on the people on the court.

    “It wasn’t like my dreams came true in the WNBA. It was quite the opposite,” Wiggins said in an extensive San Diego Tribune story published Monday.

    “I wanted to play two more seasons of WNBA, but the experience didn’t lend itself to my mental state. It was a depressing state in the WNBA. It’s not watched. Our value is diminished. It can be quite hard. I didn’t like the culture inside the WNBA, and without revealing too much, it was toxic for me. … My spirit was being broken.”

    The 30-year-old couldn’t take it anymore — being harassed for being straight and fighting for attention in a league that is starved”.

  119. bespoke says:

    Founding has a different connotation to being ordered to do something. Very dishonest to claim otherwise.

  120. Muddy says:

    1735099

    Serious question: What efforts have you made to manage the trauma you experienced fifty years ago, and give yourself the best opportunity for personal growth?

  121. Arky says:

    How much better off would we all be RIGHT NOW if the Chief Medical Officers had got in front of the cameras, without those spasticated hand signallers, scratched their arses slowly and ponderously and admitted “We don’t actually know what the fuck’s going on with this thing, but all the masks have disappeared back to China and the CCP reckon it’s bad, but they’re a bunch of lying shits, so who the hell knows”?

  122. MatrixTransform says:

    I’ll always be proud of that.

    Mr Post Hoc, the history professor

  123. Mater says:

    Founding a special school in Townsville financed by Whitlam money made it worthwhile.

    I’ll let you in on a secret.
    It really wasn’t Whitlam’s money.

    It was money from “the ignoramuses who voted Coalition from 1960 until 1972”.

    1735099
    #3324953, posted on February 16, 2020 at 8:54 am
    I regard my taxpayer funded DVA benefits which help me and mine and other ex-service personnel who were conscripted to “live well” not as “revenge”, but as a form of financial apology from the ignoramuses who voted Coalition from 1960 until 1972.

  124. incoherent rambler says:

    Ph D in history

    Phuc Dat in history

  125. mh says:

    Serious question: What efforts have you made to manage the trauma you experienced fifty years ago, and give yourself the best opportunity for personal growth?

    Someone has a sense of humour.

  126. Mater says:

    No, we were never under any threat from Communism.
    But I probably saved some other poor bugger from wasting two years of his life to keep the Coalition in power.
    And on RTA I became active And in my own small way contributed to Whitlam’s election, which made a profound difference to the quality of the lives of vulnerable Australians for decades.
    Founding a special school in Townsville financed by Whitlam money made it worthwhile.
    I’ll always be proud of that.

    So why should I thank you then; today, ANZAC day, or any other day for that matter?

  127. Tel says:

    People don’t want honesty or self deprecation.
    They want bullshit and the pretence of expertise and control.

    My wife tells me that “competence porn” is now a thing.

    In other words … clueless bozos have now become so deeply entrenched and universal wherever you look, that simply watching someone capable of executing a basic task accurately and professionally is regarded as almost superhuman. If you want to be a video legend, avoid all the angst, avoid the emotion … all you have to do is remain efficient and competent at all times.

  128. Arky says:

    But nooooooooo.
    They HAD to pretend to be in control and know what to do.
    It’s what women and children expect of people in power.

  129. MatrixTransform says:

    That’s the last time I scratch my arse and admit I don’t know what I’m doing in a video.

    moar cleavage

    …get the old trackie daks

  130. incoherent rambler says:

    Arky says: March 6, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Much better.

    Arkdacious, arksome post.

  131. Rockdoctor says:

    No, we were never under any threat from Communism.

    IMO whoever wrote this, absolute BS.

  132. MatrixTransform says:

    “competence porn”

    I recently watched a bunch of 3 scientists try to cut out some holes through coolroom panel (styrofoam sandwiched with sheet metal) using a dremel.

    They were awestruck when I broke out the tin snips.

  133. incoherent rambler says:

    No, we were never under any threat from Communism.

    Clearly, we are now ruled by the commies.

    Be careful what you say.

  134. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    IMO whoever wrote this, absolute BS.

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

  135. Pedro the Loafer says:

    FMD.
    I pop in for a look at the Cat and that monomaniacal old goat is either still pissing and moaning about Vietnam from fifty years ago or skiting about how much holier than thou he is and forever racing to defend the downtrodden.

    The whining old fool used to go to bed about 6.00pm and some entertaining commentary could resume after that but now it is here all bloody day and night.

    Does it ever fucking end?

    This blog is fucked beyond repair while that obsessed turd is tolerated.

  136. Dot says:

    This blog is fucked beyond repair while that obsessed turd is tolerated.

    Agree. He’s killed it, what a bastard.

  137. 1735099 says:

    So why should I thank you?

    You shouldn’t.
    I’ve had quite a few people utter the “Thank you for you service” cliche over the last few years.
    It’s about as meaningful as the “Have a nice day” spiel from every second retail worker.
    I usually respond with “I’m off to murder my grandmother”.
    In the instance of the first cliche, if they’re of an age not to have voted in 1969, I usually say “Thanks – but you have nothing to thank me for”.
    If they are old enough to have voted in 1969, I ask if they voted Coalition.
    If the answer is “yes”, I remind them that they have the blood of about 500 Australians on their hands.
    That usually puts an end to the conversation.

  138. Dot says:

    Anyone supporting communists or wilfully insisting there was no communist threat when they have been comprehensively shown otherwise has the blood of thousands of Australians and the blood of millions of Vietnamese on their hands.

  139. MatrixTransform says:

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing

    Arky?

  140. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘I ask if they voted Coalition.
    If the answer is “yes”, I remind them that they have the blood of about 500 Australians on their hands.’

    If you weren’t punched in the face as soon as you said that, you should have been*.

    *NADT.

  141. Old School Conservative says:

    Have you seen a group of teachers try to split a restaurant bill?

    Can’t be any worse than a group of ski instructors who pass the bill and a calculator/phone around the table, adding up only exactly what they themselves ate and drank, with Mr and Mrs OSC at the end of the line – and responsible for the tip.

  142. jupes says:

    I’ve had quite a few people utter the “Thank you for you service” cliche over the last few years.

    Idiots.

    You were a cowardly jack prick.

  143. Dot says:

    I usually respond with “I’m off to murder my grandmother”.

    By christ you’re a weirdo. You don’t do this of course, you fantasise about being a literal autist.

    You fucking idiot.

  144. Nick says:

    The whining old fool used to go to bed about 6.00pm and some entertaining commentary could resume after that but now it is here all bloody day and night.

    How dare you impune Sinc like that

  145. MatrixTransform says:

    I ask if they voted Coalition

    just when you thought there wasn’t enough glitter …

  146. Makka says:

    More junk for the shit_that_never_happened file;

    I usually respond with “I’m off to murder my grandmother”.
    In the instance of the first cliche, if they’re of an age not to have voted in 1969, I usually say “Thanks – but you have nothing to thank me for”.
    If they are old enough to have voted in 1969, I ask if they voted Coalition.
    If the answer is “yes”, I remind them that they have the blood of about 500 Australians on their hands.
    That usually puts an end to the conversation.

  147. Arky says:

    My wife tells me that “competence porn” is now a thing.

    ..
    So there is no market for incompetence porn?
    Someone tripping over stuff, gashing his head open, skinning his knuckles, swearing, re-doing things ten times before finally coming up with something half adequate, looking off into the distance bewildered and uncertain?

  148. Muddy says:

    1735099.
    You may have missed the following:

    Serious question: What efforts have you made to manage the trauma you experienced fifty years ago, and give yourself the best opportunity for personal growth?

  149. MatrixTransform says:

    looking off into the distance bewildered and uncertain?

    Kiwis

  150. bespoke says:

    It’s about as meaningful as the “Have a nice day” spiel from every second retail worker.
    I usually respond with “I’m off to murder my grandmother”.

    Once again 1735099 demonstrates his concern is paper thin.

  151. 1735099 says:

    What efforts have you made to manage the trauma you experienced fifty years ago?

    What efforts have you made to stop beating your wife?

  152. Rockdoctor says:

    Anyone supporting communists or wilfully insisting there was no communist threat when they have been comprehensively shown otherwise has the blood of thousands of Australians and the blood of millions of Vietnamese on their hands.

    Agree and Thais, Malays etc.

    My dad served in Malaysia and Vietnam. I have seen the remnant bomb shelters in Eastern Thailand because of communism. I am old enough to have seen the fall of the Berlin Wall, I remember the MAD Cold War. It is a failed ideology, let it go!

  153. H B Bear says:

    So there is no market for incompetence porn?

    Have you seen some of the stuff coming out of the Gold Coast? So I’m told.

  154. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘I’ve had quite a few people utter the “Thank you for you service”’

    Again, you’re twisting the words of others.

    What I actually said was ‘Thank you for servicing ladyboys in SE Asia fifty years ago.’

  155. H B Bear says:

    That usually puts an end to the conversation.

    C’mon NamBob, surely meeting you miserable old fuck is enough.

  156. Tel says:

    I recently watched a bunch of 3 scientists try to cut out some holes through coolroom panel (styrofoam sandwiched with sheet metal) using a dremel.

    Depends if you just want a hole … or if you expect someone will take a look and demand a nice good-looking hole. Long ago I bought a slightly upmarket hole saw, that is the size to match those common plastic desk fittings (enough to put a power plug through plus a few extra cables) and over the years I’ve been surprised how many things that has punched through to the other side of. Goes through mild steel sheet with a squirt of oil, a gentle push and a lot of noise.

    Dremel can help tidy things up, always buy the tungsten carbide cutting bit though.

    Plastic fittings help you cover things up, and that’s also fine.

  157. Muddy says:

    1735099 says:
    March 6, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    What efforts have you made to manage the trauma you experienced fifty years ago?

    What efforts have you made to stop beating your wife?

    And the wind suddenly changes direction. Got it.

  158. Arky.

    It’s already been made.
    Called “ ow my balls”

  159. Top Ender says:

    Running out of good viewing.

    Homeland has been reasonable viewing for a while, but series 7 seems to be going very silly.

    Tried the movie Dear Comrades, all about the USSR in the 1960s, but it was as dreary as the USSR in the 1960s, so gave it up.

    Mrs TE thinks she has an ability to somehow just fasten onto a good flick, so we started A Fortunate Man, which seems to be the fictional story of a Danish bloke who wanted to harness the tides and the wind back in the late 1800s. I gave it up when he was denouncing coal – as if – but as it’s a bit of a bodice-ripper Mrs TE is sticking with it.

    I have retired to the other side of the house with a French red, and John Winton’s The Fighting Temeraire. Winton, who I once had the good fortune to meet in Wales, is perhaps the finest chronicler of modern navies who ever wrote, as good as CS Forester or Patrick O’Brian.

  160. Rex Anger says:

    If they are old enough to have voted in 1969, I ask if they voted Coalition.
    If the answer is “yes”, I remind them that they have the blood of about 500 Australians on their hands.
    That usually puts an end to the conversation.

    Snap, KD!

    I would have asked the Collaborator if he still has his original teeth. The answer would indicate the Confabulator’s interactees have a truly creditable degree of self control.

    If not, the Collaborator’s dentist must be a very, very rich man…

  161. 1735099 says:

    It is a failed ideology, let it go!

    Absolutely.
    But it has never been a threat to this country.
    The real threat is the paranoia created by the fear of Communism, which has cost this country blood and treasure, and got the USA involved in Vietnam in the first place, at a crucial time when they should have been facilitating the end of colonialism in SE Asia, rather than perpetuating it.
    This led to the debacle which killed millions of Vietnamese, 57000 Americans, 500 Australians, and without which the circumstances that created the killing fields would never have eventuated.
    That particular paranoia has much to answer for.

  162. 132andBush says:

    Define competence porn.

    I hope it doesn’t describe some dude with the latest gadget which does 90% of the skill for him.

    Preferably, as Matrix said, it’s some dude who can skilfully do something with just the bare essentials.

  163. Tel says:

    So there is no market for incompetence porn?

    There is … but the supply is saturated and you are up against the best-of-breed at both the state and federal levels.

  164. Dot says:

    the debacle which killed millions of Vietnamese

    That was premeditated by the Viet Minh before the Vietnam War.

    They literally had a quota on how many land owners to murder.

  165. Given Wangs Catholicism ( claimed) I wonder if his parish priest has passed on his confession about his overseas sex tourism with exploited young ladies.

  166. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘I remind them that they have the blood of about 500 Australians on their hands.’

    That reminds me, Rex.

    Ladyboy Bob – tell us again why you didn’t go to Johno’s battalion reunion? To take up his offer of the one-on-one research you don’t have?

    What was it again you wanted? A ‘guarantee of my safety’ is what you asked for. Those words.

    I understand why now.

  167. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    That was premeditated by the Viet Minh before the Vietnam War.

    The executions, the purges and the mass graves began days after the declaration of independence in Hanoi, in 1945.

  168. Is Wang still going on about seizing a prostatots means of reproduction?

  169. MatrixTransform says:

    a slightly upmarket hole saw

    actually after the dremel they tried a 150mm hole saw and flogged out the Makita
    need a fair dinkum wrist-breaker for a saw like that

  170. Rex Anger says:

    That particular paranoia has much to answer for.

    What? The paranoia responsible this week for locking Washington DC down tighter than a fish’s arsehole on the basis of an Internet rumour.

    120 million dead and counting, Collaborator Bob. But for your unwilling efforts, it could be far more.

    So yes, Collaborator Bob. The paranoia of you and your co-ideologists has much to answer for…

  171. Rex Anger says:

    That reminds me, Rex.

    Ladyboy Bob – tell us again why you didn’t go to Johno’s battalion reunion? To take up his offer of the one-on-one research you don’t have?

    What was it again you wanted? A ‘guarantee of my safety’ is what you asked for. Those words.

    I understand why now.

    Yes indeed…

  172. Rex Anger says:

    Is Wang still going on about seizing a prostatots means of reproduction?

    A womb not Servicing the State is a womb wasted!

    – Coming soon, from a State Family Planning Clinic near you…

    #AllHailOceania

    #DeathToEurasia

    #DeathToEastAsia

  173. MatrixTransform says:

    That particular paranoia has much to answer for.

    500 you say?

    didn’t the covid kill more than that ?

    and didn’t you say the covid was a dire emergency?

    have you thought this argument through or are you just shooting from the tent again?

  174. incoherent rambler says:

    Has he gone?

    Is it safe to post now?

  175. Rockdoctor says:

    Bob, wow there are none so blind who they can’t see. Do you really think they would have stopped at Thailand, Malaysia or even Indonesia? Yup the domino theory was eminently plausible. Declassified documents from the fall of the USSR pretty well much back the US position being a deterrent to further follies despite their withdrawal from South Vietnam.

    Disclaimer, I have traveled and worked in some of these countries.

    Mate take a trip to Sydney especially Cabramatta or as my dad used to quip Vietnamatta. My mates Thai wife even calls it “little Viet town” but I digress, you will still see the gold flag with the 3 red stripes of the Republic of South Vietnam flying in many places. Ask them about the threat…

  176. Tel says:

    … actually after the dremel they tried a 150mm hole saw and flogged out the Makita need a fair dinkum wrist-breaker for a saw like that

    Some are better than others … but I bet they forgot to lubricate the cut.

    Yeah, obviously when it gets close to breaking through, then it’s gonna kick a bit … all in the shoulder action and a bit of nuance at the last moment.

  177. Pedro the Loafer says:

    Outstanding result in WA’s women’s footy today.

    East Fremantle beat Subiaco, edge of the seat margin.

    Behold the magnificent final score!

  178. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Bob, wow there are none so blind who they can’t see.

    Numbers Bob fell hook, line and sinker for the Party line of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. What’s been written in the past twenty years with access to the North Vietnamese archives reveal just how completely he did fall for the Party line, so it must be rather traumatic to have to come to terms with that.

    There’s a good case being mounted that that whole war was fought simply to justify the imposition of a Stalinist police State on North Vietnam.

  179. MatrixTransform says:

    bit of nuance at the last moment

    you do sound like a fella that’s drilled a few.
    I was only trying to be jokey about your point.

    agree that competence has been underrated of late.

    we are in the hands of dilettantes right now

  180. mh says:

    The War Years

    ‘Violence escalating’ to dangerous new levels in Sydney rap wars
    A police document has detailed the dangerous new levels tensions between groups like OneFour and 67 is reaching, how they are allegedly using “feeder gangs” and even TikTok to propel the wave of public violence in western Sydney.

  181. Muddy says:

    This individual does not actually believe what he claims to, including the traumas he has convinced himself he lived through. He has cut and pasted them into his identity like an old-fashioned scrapbook, from a variety of sources.

  182. jupes says:

    Preferably, as Matrix said, it’s some dude who can skilfully do something with just the bare essentials.

    Arky.

  183. jupes says:

    Running out of good viewing.

    Have you seen The Undoing?

    Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. Only six episodes but a classic whodunnit i.e. we changed our No 1 suspect after every episode.

  184. Terry Pedersen says:

    Oz Rock Cafe in Sydney opened in 1988 TP says.

    notafan, your wrongology has become quite the bad habit.

    I said it’s likely they have confused the Hard Rock with the Oz Rock Café when they were there in 1988. You can check if you like but I’m pretty sure the Oz Rock Café opened in 1971 and was still open well past the Bicentenary.

  185. Tony Rooney says:

    Trump stepped in and won. Had there been no fraud, Trump would have been back for another four years. I think that was the expectation, and there was no Plan B in place.

    There was no fraud.
    Trump did not win.
    Those who believe this are the same kinds of useful idiots who believe the Qanon conspiracies.

    I woke from an afternoon nap and heard Cambodia being bombed…

    You wrote and self published that horse shit. You are a fabulist of the first order.

    You are the last person on earth entitled to appropriate the term ‘useful idiot’

    You manage to damage the reputation of everyone that takes you at face value.

    Mark Dapin
    Your PhD Supervisor
    Sadly now your own brother.

    You’re not a useful idiot. You’re just an idiot.

  186. Dot says:

    You can check if you like but I’m pretty sure the Oz Rock Café opened in 1971

    No. To the best of my knowledge, this is not true.

    From what I found on the internet earlier today:

    Old mate was getting the business off the ground in 1986, it was open around late 1988 (see Sydney Council engineer documentation), he sold to Lady Fairfax in 1992 and he managed it until 1994.

  187. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    More popcorn, anyone? Should be a good night on the Cat?

  188. H B Bear says:

    I celebrate women’s footy. I celebrate every game that is played without me being there. That looks a particularly good one to celebrate.

  189. Leigh Lowe says:

    I remind them that they have the blood of about 500 Australians on their hands

    Actually, I think Daniel Andrews is up to 822 at last count.

  190. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    1) Like you, numbers, I mastered reading before I went to school.

    2) I don’t need you to insist I thank my teachers. I’ll decide which teachers warrant special mention and which ones were, like you, the product of the Whitlamisation of our teaching colleges.

    Thank goodness, my parents were interested in my education and well-being. If I had to rely solely on the education system of my yoof I’d be a raving looney lefty because some of the teacher I had.

    And btw, if you’re so interested in children learning to read, and possibly also in the mastery of the other two “Rs”, because you were once a teacher, perhaps you could consider criticising the current system and the teaching union. Both of which seem only interested in environmentalism, sexism, homophobia and, coming-soon-to-a-school-near-you, the evil of white privilege, rather than teaching students to read.

    To Bruce: sorry to include you in this comment, but I didn’t want you think that a subsequent comment regarding your and your wife’s teaching careers, or the way your children have turned out, would be only of secondary interest to me.

    From what you’ve said about their adult lives as well as the way you comport yourself, here, I think you’d fall well within that group of teachers I was pleased to have teach me.

  191. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    jupes says:
    March 6, 2021 at 11:20 pm
    Running out of good viewing.

    Have you seen The Undoing?

    Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. Only six episodes but a classic whodunnit i.e. we changed our No 1 suspect after every episode.

    Yes. It was very good!

  192. max says:

    Race 3 at the Gloucester Park trots tonight was delayed. A drunk sheila drove onto the track followed by two divvy vans.

  193. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Sat’dy nite, and we’re at home. Hairy watching sport, and me looking at ‘Escape to the Country’ on free to air. Watchable, and lovely countryside. Interesting to see what retirees are looking for these days. For some of them, a lot of work looking after acreage and large gardens. The Mystery House seems to be winning in two cases out of three. One couple did a sensible thing. Saw Devonshire cottage, then ugly architect designed modern house, and Mystery House was part of an old psychiatric institution in 60 acres of beautiful grounds. I thought, nup, but then like them became hooked. They had a two story part of the building with own entrance and own sitting garden area at the back, a garage, and the rooms were just beautifully proportioned, high ceilings and with very glam floor to ceiling windows. Beautiful views all round. I would have wanted to live there too. Cost was 450 British pounds, less than $1 million Australian. Easy living. A good choice for a couple who wanted to travel and enjoy doing things. Only issue was management fees and what were the other residents like.

    Well, sorry to bother an exciting night of Vietnam and the education of its most famous soldier with tedious house stuff, but just sayin’ that some interesting stuff can still be seen. This last show showed Bamburgh Castle (home of Uhtred! in the Last Kingdom). We’ve been there some years ago and it was good to see it again. This show now makes a feature of bringing history and local industries into it, to keep things moving.

    No doubt JC can come in soon with some international real estate pron.
    I enjoy that too. Castles in France etc.

    Before all this we watched Fox news from the US. Lots of takes of how Joe Biden is deteriorating rapidly, especially compared to his previous self in 2013 to 2016. Republicans in the Senate are starting to get upset about the influx of ‘child migrants’ and slinging off at Biden re this. About time.

  194. Leigh Lowe says:

    jupes says:

    March 6, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Running out of good viewing.

    Have you seen The Undoing?

    Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. Only six episodes but a classic whodunnit i.e. we changed our No 1 suspect after every episode.

    It did a little shark-jump right at the end, but.

  195. Top Ender says:

    Yes, have seen The Undoing, Jupes.

    Pretty good we thought, even though Mrs TE has a set against Nicole Kidman, aka The Stick Insect.

    15 Days on Foxtel sounds reasonable, so might have a go there.

    Her Indoors sheered off Breaking Bad when the body fell through the bath. I kept going, and have suggested watching it again. Also might give The Tudors another go.

    Very few medieval dramas around worth watching. Someone should do a decent series of the Wars of the Roses. Have been researching it for the last 10 years, and finally have a book coming out in Britain in a month about the realities of combat in such times. Lotsa drama there to be had. Game of Thrones is said to be based on it, but features dragons apparently, so shall leave it there.

    Doing some work for the UK publishers with “blog sites” and the like for the new book. Tuned into an episode of Vikings for a critique, only to see a blonde woman without a helmet on exhorting more violence out of the boys. Turned off rapidly.

  196. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    2) I don’t need you to insist I thank my teachers. I’ll decide which teachers warrant special mention and which ones were, like you, the product of the Whitlamisation of our teaching colleges.

    Well said! My High school history teacher was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps during the Pacific war. You did not EVER, but EVER, fvck about in history classes, but the love of history he instilled in one of his students has lasted nearly fifty years…

  197. Muddy says:

    I have your medieval combat book on order, Top Ender.

  198. Running out of good viewing.

    Have you seen The Undoing?

    Thanks Jupes, I’ll give it a go.

    Dunno what to recommend TE, depends what he’s subscribed to.
    Colditz is on Youtube (fictional series) (season 1 & season 2)
    Compelling series.

  199. Rex Anger says:

    Race 3 at the Gloucester Park trots tonight was delayed. A drunk sheila drove onto the track followed by two divvy vans.

    How was the sideline book?

    Odds on tasering? Shooting? Spectacular accident?

  200. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    I suppose you’ve seen The Last Kingdom series, TE. Saxon times, and played for effect, but still some good historical themes and lotsa drama but also some bodice ripping. Heaps of choreographed fighting and weaponry for your delectation.

    I like it, find it escapist, but my girlfriends all think it is too cruel and bloodthirsty. 🙂

  201. Leigh Lowe says:

    Race 3 at the Gloucester Park trots tonight was delayed. A drunk sheila drove onto the track followed by two divvy vans.

    Mobile start or standing start?

  202. jupes says:

    There is what looks like (in the ads) a good series on the Yom Kippur war on Foxtel starting on Tuesday I believe.

    Unfortunately I will have to upgrade to watch it.

  203. Top Ender says:

    Mmm…should have mentioned said blonde woman was actually “a warrior” and carrying a small battleaxe. Sure.

    Last night went to an “International Womens’ Day” function on the promise of free booze and tucker. Price to be paid was interminable prosing from various speech makers on how we need more ladies doing everything etc.

    Best moment was when one lady speaker argued for more lady firefighters. Argued arguments about cannot carry the gear were negated now the gear is lighter.

    No it isn’t negated. A chief reason for needing beefy bloke firefighters is to be able to drag prone human out of danger. 80 kg lady dragging 120 kg bloke doesn’t work. Explosive upper body strength ability of males is a major asset.

    Had to go outside at that point else likely to explode. Only to find about 20 people there saying they’d had enough of that thank you!

  204. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    I have your medieval combat book on order, Top Ender.

    As do I, Top Ender.

  205. Muddy says:

    From Mark A’s lame pics, above:

    We are living in a generation that would unplug your life support, just to charge their cellphone.

  206. H B Bear says:

    Race 3 at the Gloucester Park trots tonight was delayed. A drunk sheila drove onto the track followed by two divvy vans.

    What was she paying?

  207. K2 says:

    We used to go to the Cross regularly when in the Army in Sydney. (School of Arty, North Head. Then 8/12 Mdm Regt, Holsworthy) The Oz Rock was definitely open in January 1988 because I was there.

  208. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Last night went to an “International Womens’ Day” function on the promise of free booze and tucker.

    Why else would you be there?

  209. Top Ender says:

    Mark A, I really enjoy “Lame pics”. Thank you and please keep going.

    Would it be possible to add more names for the ladies of fame who often appear? I see quite a few are movie actresses or models or whatever, and think it would increase the interest quotient if we knew who they were – or are.

  210. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    The Last Kingdom series is on Netflix. So is The Queens Gambit series, also the movie ‘The Dig’, (my review of this is in this month’s Quadrant), also The Highwayman is worth a look.

    Always something to watch if you just want to blob out.

    But those new sorts of mens’ underpants ads are far too frequent. There are about four different companies making almost exactly the same thing, all advertising in pretty much the same way, mostly fat blokes trying to keep everything under control.
    It’s not eye candy for the girls. Could be though with some sleeker well-packaged guys.

    Oops. Getting rude. I will soon be mistaken for a Tasmania Senator.
    Better get to bed.

  211. Pedro the Loafer says:

    Race 3 at the Gloucester Park trots tonight was delayed. A drunk sheila drove onto the track followed by two divvy vans.

    God bless that unruly Sandgroper.

    Keeping it real.

    AOTY material.

  212. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Lame Pics just the right thing for this time of nite, Mark. Thanx for them.

  213. min says:

    Love lame pics also, especially the flowers as well as the laughs

  214. Tony Rooney says:

    Arky says:
    March 6, 2021 at 9:51 pm
    That’s the last time I scratch my arse and admit I don’t know what I’m doing in a video.
    Already lost one subscriber.
    People don’t want honesty or self deprecation.
    They want bullshit and the pretence of expertise and control.
    Well I don’t roll that way. Like most people I’m making it up as I go along and it usually turns out OK with a few fuck ups along the way.

    You nearly lost me too with that one, but for a different reason.

    Does Legolas know that you stole his boots?

  215. Leigh Lowe says:

    Race 3 at the Gloucester Park trots tonight was delayed. A drunk sheila drove onto the track followed by two divvy vans.

    Were all the panels on her Commodore the same colour?

  216. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Stuff now on about the area we did a safari in two years ago; huge big crater full of animals. Amazing. Presenter is a silly gigling girl, a lot of fun, just like a friend of mine is.

  217. Pedro the Loafer says:

    Oh dear, Lizzie.
    Those “Step One” underdungers are selling like hotcakes.

    Somebody finally realised the meat and two veges need to cease and desist from freestyling, invented these things and are reaping a fortune.

    The ads are great IMO, your sleek and well toned blokes are few and far between in the real world. 🙂

  218. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Resort we stayed in was on top of the crater edge, and it was misty and very cold.
    Had to turn the heaters on. View when the mist cleared was outstanding.

  219. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Oh, they are showing it now, the Ngora Ngora Crater Lodge.

  220. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Now they’ve moved on to the wildflowers in WA, also in The Grampians.
    Definitely bedtime.

  221. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Explosive upper body strength ability of males is a major asset.

    In many jobs, not just firefighting.

  222. BrettW says:

    I am guessing this is Valley of Tears. Named because of how many dead tanks in the valley. When the Syrians seriously outnumbered the Israelis. Some good clips involving Centurions on Youtube.

    Jupes says:
    March 6, 2021 at 11:45 pm
    There is what looks like (in the ads) a good series on the Yom Kippur war on Foxtel starting on Tuesday I believe.

    Unfortunately I will have to upgrade to watch it.

  223. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘He has cut and pasted them into his identity like an old-fashioned scrapbook, from a variety of sources.’

    Yes he has.

    Seasons One through Four of M.A.S.H. spring to mind.

  224. Knuckle Dragger says:

    TE:

    ‘Last night went to an “International Womens’ Day” function on the promise of free booze and tucker.’

    Haha. Sucker. Dodged that one.

    I know one of the frumpy little things that did some of the speaking about her ‘domestic violence and homelessness journey’.

    Some other ladeees I know, who also didn’t attend, have knowledge of this ‘journey’ and have remarked before that 95% of it is her own doing, and the other 5% is bullshit.

  225. Knuckle Dragger says:

    That woman was playing up like a secondhand lawnmower for years.

    Gave all the right vibes to the blokes when she was 10 – no, 15 kgs lighter.

  226. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘the Ngora Ngora Crater Lodge.’

    Are we still talking about men’s jocks?

  227. Rex Mango says:

    Down pub tonight & saw bits of mardi gras on television & do feel they have jumped the shark. Had no volume, but they had indig dude in white corset with opera gloves ensemble reading welcome to country & other folk playing the dig. SBS was showing it live, but the talent was pretty average. Also lot of girls twerking & half empty stadium. This the model for society we need.

  228. Tony Rooney says:

    Knuckle Dragger says:
    March 7, 2021 at 12:52 am
    ‘He has cut and pasted them into his identity like an old-fashioned scrapbook, from a variety of sources.’

    Yes he has.

    Seasons One through Four of M.A.S.H. spring to mind.

    Ain’t it so.

    ‘He has cut and pasted them into his identity like an old-fashioned scrapbook, from a variety of sources.’

    In it’s dreams it’s Hawkeye.

    Reality, Frank Burns.

    Although Richard Hooker’s original work was fiction. Some credit must be paid to to his invented character Frank. As craven as he was. In seasons One through four he was potting the rather fragrant Loretta Swit.

    Rooting Thai and Vietnamese prostitutes and then complaining about being deceived by low light and make up, in memoirs, written forty years later…

    Strikes me as precisely as something Frank Burns would do.

    Well called.

  229. Rex Anger says:

    Oh you….. Guys! 😡

  230. BorisG says:

    I have just read that ScoMo refused to visit WA ahead of the state election, apparently over policy differences with the state liberals.

    Is he happy with Liberals been wiped out in the state parliament and upper house made irrelevant?

  231. Mater says:

    180 last night, less than 1 hour apart.

    1735099 says:
    March 6, 2021 at 9:16 pm
    You taught yourself to read, did you, BBS?
    As Kev’s blog says “If you can read this, thank a teacher.
    If you can read it in English, thank a soldier”.
    My dad was an airman and a teacher.
    I was a soldier and a teacher.
    You have a great deal to thank us for and whatever teacher made you literate.
    Pull your head in.

    1735099 says:
    March 6, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    So why should I thank you?

    You shouldn’t.
    I’ve had quite a few people utter the “Thank you for you service” cliche over the last few years.

    It’s about as meaningful as the “Have a nice day” spiel from every second retail worker.
    I usually respond with “I’m off to murder my grandmother”.
    In the instance of the first cliche, if they’re of an age not to have voted in 1969, I usually say “Thanks – but you have nothing to thank me for”.
    If they are old enough to have voted in 1969, I ask if they voted Coalition.
    If the answer is “yes”, I remind them that they have the blood of about 500 Australians on their hands.
    That usually puts an end to the conversation.

    59 minutes seems his retention limit.

    “Thanks – but you have nothing to thank me for”.

    For the second time in the history of this blog, he and I agree.

  232. Mark A says:

    BorisG says:
    March 7, 2021 at 4:30 am

    I have just read that ScoMo refused to visit WA ahead of the state election, apparently over policy differences with the state liberals.

    Is he happy with Liberals been wiped out in the state parliament and upper house made irrelevant?

    He should be, I am.
    The sooner the current mob disappears the better.
    Politics never operates in a vacuum or with one party unless the system goes totalitarian.

    Some other would be politicians will emerge to restaff the party.
    Question only is, what kind of people will replace them.😎

  233. Herodotus says:

    ABC New Radio this morning:
    1. Joy to the world, the COVID Relief Bill has passed in the US Senate 50/49.
    No mention of the Porkapalooza nature of the 1.9 Trillion.
    2. Gay-Lezzo Marxi Gras.
    3. Christian Porter’s absense from parliament over historical rape allegations and likely impacts on timing of consideration of amendments to IR legislation.

  234. Herodotus says:

    Sorry, Newzzzz Radio.

  235. calli says:

    On technical videos and such, I agree with Tel’s missus about the “competence porn”.

    And then there’s confessions about competence. 😀

  236. Jo says:

    7 am Where’s spud, must be at mass confessing to child prostitution.

  237. Herodotus says:

    Numberz is a stain on Sinclair’s history of forbearance.

  238. calli says:

    Hero, Sinc had a post a few years back about military service. Spud appeared. Some of us thanked him.

    Is it possible to withdraw my horrid cliché? Or is it permanently trapped in the carbonite of the National Archives?

  239. Mater says:

    Is it possible to withdraw my horrid cliché? Or is it permanently trapped in the carbonite of the National Archives?

    Calli,
    Given that he was only “ostensibly fighting for the likes of you”, you can always claim you you were only “ostensibly” thanking him for his service.

  240. shatterzzz says:

    When you use a graph comparison but don’t quite get the result you intended .. most folk would DELETE and try again but not this MENSA candidate …. LOL!
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Evua7lvVIAMaTNj?format=jpg&name=medium

  241. 1735099 says:

    This is hilarious.
    The clerk keeps kicking entitled stroppy males off Zoom.
    Should be more of it.

  242. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    So you are saying Numbers that stroppy males should be kicked off communal media for obnoxious behaviour? Is that what you are saying?

  243. Farmer Gez says:

    1735099 says:
    March 7, 2021 at 7:39 am
    This is hilarious.
    The clerk keeps kicking entitled stroppy males off Zoom.
    Should be more of it.

    An official (servant to the council) takes control of an elected council without authority and proceeds to throw out anyone who points out that she has no authority to do so.
    The men in question tell us this is not the first time she’s overstepped her authority.

    She then proceeds to put an edited version on the net (without authority) to humiliate elected councillors and push her own agenda.

    I would sack her in a heartbeat.

  244. 1735099 says:

    I remember Tony Daley as a prop who was quick.
    I didn’t know anything about this.
    It has relevance to what is going down in Federal politics atm.
    Times have changed.

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