Open Forum: April 10, 2021

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  1. Delta A says:

    In Families are Funny, chapter 940,284,937,210,492,87365,230.

    Both kids+partners+kidlets all dressed up to attend a cousin’s wedding earlier this afternoon. Cocktails, with nut bar(?) followed by copious food, cutting of the cake, and then off to speedway where another cousin is competing in a world championship event.

    Everyone shimmying out of stylish into bogan in the back of cars, then trackies, hoodies and hotdogs at the track.

    Son said there’s an elusive significance in this: wedding (#2) to car-crash. Can’t quite put his finger on it.

  2. Notafan says:

    Most everyone did it tough during the depression.

    *im special* unlike you lot only me and my family have *lived history*
    Snort.

  3. My father used to relate the story of being horsewhipped at age six by a Protestant cow-cocky because he’d strayed on to his property taking a shortcut home. He was called a “dirty little tyke”.

    Cow-cockies, when spying a six year old boy, would know instantly which denomination the little brat belongs to.

  4. calli says:

    That’s true, nota. Dad always impressed the story on us because of the shame of the theft, not the punishment. The temptation was terrible – great glowing globes of sweet, juicy fruit, mouthwatering and overwhelming for a sugar-starved child.

    People whinge these days about nothing.

  5. Mater says:

    Poor old Mater – hangs on my every word.

    Get used to it.
    You were warned.

  6. Notafan says:

    Come on Satp

    He was dressed like a leprechaun and had a little button nose.

    He’d only have known who he was if he knew the family and feared no consequences.

  7. Mater says:

    People whinge these days about nothing.

    My parents used a riding crop on myself and my siblings, regularly.
    I thank them for doing so, every.single.day.

    Spare the whip…

  8. Notafan says:

    My grandfather was a bee-keeper so my dad and siblings overindulged in honeycomb and all lost their teeth.

    Poor overal diet, despite being on a farm, together with heavy manual labour stunted their growth.

    Good old days.

  9. Mater says:

    Kinda funny

    Actually, JC, it kinda hurt!

  10. calli says:

    I love that story, JC.

    How can you be allowed to build a 10 storey monstrosity 600mm away from the next door property? The minimum set-back is 900mm.

    Looks like money under the table to me.

  11. Shy Ted says:

    Everybody was having a crack at Ch9 the other day. They’ve now outdone themselves.

  12. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    How can you be allowed to build a 10 storey monstrosity 600mm away from the next door property? The minimum set-back is 900mm.

    And as the local Council would tell you: “Our house has many mansions.”

  13. mh says:

    New Fred

  14. Mother Lode says:

    I just noticed, end of the movie Constantine, that Kenau Reeves drinks Ardbeg.

    This movie is rather more serious than I had originally taken it to be.

  15. 1735099 says:

    Get used to it.

    I am – I’m enjoying it.
    Seeing myself quoted is, as I said upthread, is gratifying. It tempts me to take myself seriously.

    You were warned.

    Now that is funny.
    You have to be up yourself a very long way to believe you can “warn” anyone on a public blog.
    Still, this is Catallaxy….and there are some very strange people with all sorts of delusions (grandeur amongst them) that hang about here.

  16. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    and there are some very strange people with all sorts of delusions (grandeur amongst them) that hang about here.

    Does anyone else see the irony in this remark?

  17. Rex Anger says:

    Still, this is Catallaxy….and there are some very strange people with all sorts of delusions (grandeur amongst them) that hang about here.

    What is it with you and confession by projection, Bob?

    You turn up and anklebite. Then you try to one-up us all by admitting your flaws and presenting them as moral high ground. Then you get all upset when we laugh at you.

    Is this your way of keeping spiritually pure? By having your Struggle Sessions in the relative anonymity of online, instead of with your *cough*Commissar*cough* Priest?

    Do you somehow think your sins against St Karl will be counted as lesser if they are online?

  18. JC says:

    Does anyone else see the irony in this remark?

    Yes Rones, but in the way you imply. Theirs the delusion you’re WA’s answer to Kiddman and Twiggy. Former intrepid military man turned agriculturalist and mining tycoon. Let’s recall the bullshit about the BHP special dividend you lied about. How about the ridiculous family war cry heard in every brothel and gin joint in the world. A very, very dirty pot shouldn’t be calling out the kettle for being too blackened.

  19. Rex Anger says:

    And do you really hate the Irish as much as you hate Americans, Black Americans, firearms, Canadians, Vietnamese and Conservatives, given you’ve now tried to use your alleged Irish Catholicism as a cudgel against your class enemies?

  20. JC says:

    Does anyone else see the irony in this remark?

    Lol. Look who said this.

  21. Mater says:

    I am – I’m enjoying it.

    Yes, Bob, we know.

    1735099
    #652257, posted on November 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    @Sinc
    Leigh Lowe’s post above illustrates my point.
    He begins with “impersonating service personnel” and “in the unlikely event”.
    This is the foullest slur towards any returned soldier – that of impersonation.
    Then we have “and it the unlikely event….42 years” etc.
    All this because I have the temerity to disagree with his political opinions.
    This emphasises my point about the riff-raff who routinely post here.
    This resembles more a cesspit than “Australia’s leading Libertarian and centre-right blog”.

    Sinclair Davidson
    #652270, posted on November 27, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    1735099 – don’t come crying to me. You previously indicated that you only came here to taunt and bait people. As I said before they are getting to you more than you getting to them. You would better if you made a contribution beyond trolling.
    I should also point out that there is a difference between those who post here and those who comment. I am unaware of any of the posters slagging your record – the commenters, i.e. those you have chosen to bait and taunt – are raising to your baiting and looks to me you’re coming off second best.
    You’re just like the school yard bully who eventually gets belted and runs to the teacher for redress.

    1735099
    #652298, posted on November 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    @Sinc
    I couldn’t care less about the personal abuse. A more important issue is the maintenance of a culture that demeans the service of Vietnam veterans in particular, and returned servicemen in general by the specific cohort of a gilded generation who define “service” as what you get at MacDonalds.
    Their ingrained selfishness and sense of entitlement is embedded in every post. They wouldn’t recognise compassion if it jumped up and bit them on the bum.

    Sinclair Davidson
    #652316, posted on November 27, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    1735099 – Don’t understand what you’re talking about. I would have thought that most Cats have a lot of time and respect for all veterans. Maybe it isn’t veterans per se but rather you. As far as I’m aware you are the only former (or currently serving) military person who feels demeaned.
    You have come here with an agenda and have gotten your butt kicked – hard and often. Despite me suggesting to you some days ago that you modify your tactics, you reassured me that you were well, coping, and enjoying yourself. So – I believe the expression is – suck it up.

    1735099
    #652433, posted on November 27, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    @Sinc
    “Your butt kicked – hard and often…..”
    Your language is laced with macho posturing. The whole tone of the blog reeks of it. It resembles the level of discussion you’d hear from a bunch of half-cut undergrads trying (unsuccesfully) to impress at a Young Libs pissup.

  22. 1735099 says:

    That last quote was a great summary of the tone of this blog – so apposite in fact, that I’ll repost it.
    Thanks for the reminder😂

    Your language is laced with macho posturing. The whole tone of the blog reeks of it. It resembles the level of discussion you’d hear from a bunch of half-cut undergrads trying (unsuccesfully) to impress at a Young Libs pissup.

    Of course, youth is a reasonable excuse when it comes to the aforementioned Young Libs.

    What’s yours?

  23. Rex Anger says:

    Glorious.

    And no less glorious for the reposting.

  24. Rex Anger says:

    Sorry Bob, were you trying to turn that back at Mater?

    Are you trying a new tactic, given everything else in the Referdex has been flipping over one and failed?

    Better flip this one over again…

  25. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    I see the AWFL had a grand final somewhere today, following something like a one month and a half long, exciting season. It must have been a thrilling game – one team kicked 8 scoring shots and the other lot kicked 5 (38 to 20) … in four quarters lasting about an hour and a half (assuming they imitate the real game rules). I wonder if they milled around together at the end, swapped sweaty jock straps and spat on the ground in a masculine manner.

    Both sides kicked three (3) scoring shots by half time. Three each, this is not a misprint. They really must be paid lots more.

    How the crowd stayed awake is a mystery. It is reported as 20,000 odd, which means half that possibly. Tickets cost $10, free for Under 18s.

  26. Rex Anger says:

    How the crowd stayed awake is a mystery.

    First one to snore goes to Gulag, Mick? 😉

  27. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Of course, youth is a reasonable excuse when it comes to the aforementioned Young Libs.”

    I know of a woman who claims she was waped at a Young Labor camp thirty-three years ago. Was “youth” a reasonable excuse?

  28. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Sydney Swans won.

  29. Rockdoctor says:

    Well seems Saturday night is off and racing. I think I shall get a schooner and find a comfy corner near an exit and watch the watch the ensuing chaos…

  30. Carpe Jugulum says:

    This is from YouTube and is acyually titled “Hitler learns of the death of Prince Phillip” it isn’t a parody as i thought it would be but has some brilliant footage of HRH at his best.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-60n3gYVgQ

  31. Snoopy says:

    Tickets cost $10, free for Under 18s.

    Upon presentation of an 18 minus card?

  32. DrBeauGan says:

    Your language is laced with macho posturing. The whole tone of the blog reeks of it. It resembles the level of discussion you’d hear from a bunch of half-cut undergrads trying (unsuccesfully) to impress at a Young Libs pissup.

    Numbers pretends to unearned intellectual superiority. Everyone else is posturing. Yet when he returns to his vomit about gun restrictions in the US, he has never rebutted the counter arguments he gets here. He ignores them and repeats his old bad statistics.

    There’s something insectoid about it. Insects will repeat the same activity without regard for consequences, as will poorly designed robots. He either can’t see that he’s despised, or he values the attention even when it’s contemptuous, or he has the mentation of a mantis.

  33. Mater says:

    That last quote was a great summary of the tone of this blog – so apposite in fact, that I’ll repost it.

    LOL. “macho posturing”
    My turn.

    The great day came, and I drove her to the testing station. We sat waiting for the driving examiner in the station, and I remember wondering why testing stations smell bad. It’s probably all those years of bottled up anxiety impregnating the walls.

    Anyway, the examiner arrived, a middle aged gent with a gentle demeanor and an appearance that reminded me of Derek Jacobi (but not in I Claudius).

    He said gidday, and I gave him a look which should have conveyed the meaning “If you fail her I’ll beat you to a pulp”, but I’m not sure he understood.

    My daughter smiled at him – probably much more effective.

    My older daughter had developed a nasty toothache, as a result of a lost filling.

    She was studying for a uni exam, and toothache and exam preparation are an unwise combination.

    So she made an appointment with one of those swish dental practices (with music) and I drove her in.

    It was an emergency appointment, so the dentist met her at the door to the treatment room. He was a short chap of Middle Eastern appearance. I gave him the same look I had given the driving examiner. It was meant to convey the advice that if he hurt my daughter, I would beat him to a pulp.

    I don’t think he understood – probably cultural issues…..

  34. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Liability Bob’s real quote:

    ‘Your language is laced with [John McBain]. The whole tone of the blog reeks of it. It resembles the level of discussion you’d hear from [John McBain] trying (unsuccesfully) to impress at a Young Libs pissup.

  35. Roger says:

    That last quote was a great summary of the tone of this blog – so apposite in fact, that I’ll repost it.

    Pychological projection.

  36. Knuckle Dragger says:

    “If you fail her I’ll beat you to a pulp”

    Ooooooh. So much like Hot Button Sutton and Dr Jeannette Young.

    So firm.

    Doesn’t sound one bit like a bloke that turns up at a protest to honour his sacred personal beliefs and principles, but runs away throwing children behind him when the jacks turn up.

  37. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Nobody in hospital after the criggit this week.

    Excellent.

  38. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Test

  39. Rossini says:

    Lost in a world without a comment!

  40. Boambee John says:

    Still, this is Catallaxy….and there are some very strange people with all sorts of delusions (grandeur amongst them) that hang about here.

    But enough about you, tell us about your family narrative.

  41. Rossini says:

    Still lost apparently!

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