Open Forum: April 10, 2021

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  1. Tony Rooney says:

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:
    April 15, 2021 at 10:12 pm
    He was an aural witness to the bombing of Cambodia that directly resulted in the Cambodian genocide.

    Refresh my memory, please Tony. Why were the Americans bombing Cambodia in the first place? Nothing to do with violations of Cambodian neutrality by dear, kindly old Uncle Ho, and the North Vietnamese?

    I don’t want to bore people to death.

    Those with an interest in that history will be familiar with the determinations of the Fifteenth Plenum of the Vietnamese Workers Party’s Central held in 1959 when kindly Uncle Ho got the green light to invade the South. Establishing an infiltration route most people know as the ‘Ho Chi Minh Trail’ tracking through neutral Laos and Cambodia. The Ho Chi Minh Trail is familiar to everyone conversant with 1960’s history.

    Not so much well known is the Sihanouk Trail through Cambodia which kicked off in 1966. It’s not so well known because it is somewhat of an embarrassment to all involved…

    Perhaps the greatest intelligence failure of that war.

    In fact search for “Sihanouk Trail + intelligence failure”

    “You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.” – Eisenhower.

    In 1975 the Communist north won the contest that they started in 1959 due to superior logistics.

    The major sponsor of North Vietnam from about ’66 onwards was the USSR. They took over from China about that point and provided the bullets, beans and most importantly fuel, directly transhipped into the Port of Sihanoukville from 1966 to 1975, thus avoiding the rail link through China. Because schism.

    So yeah. “Sihanouk Trail + intelligence failure”

    It was a massive fuck up that nobody wants to talk about too much.

    The Vietnamese – because their preferred narrative is that they defeated a superpower with nothing more than a set of black pyjamas, a leaf hat, a pair of Dunlop thongs and an SKS with a little bit of socialist zeal behind that folding bayonet.

    The US. A little bit more honest. They more readily admit their errors. They still don’t want to talk about it all that much.

    Shame business…

    Hope that helps.

    Luckily, we have a contributor who is a subject matter expert on this topic. He’s apparently a top flight researcher. We know this because he told us so. He can also provide his “lived history” He was an actual aural witness to everything that occurred in Cambodia from 1966 – 1982. He’ll be sure to tidy up any errors I have made in my reply to you.

    He’s got an interest in the period.

    Oh yes.

    Oh yes he does…

  2. Infidel Tiger says:

    Artie

    Did you know about this?

    Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar reveals plans for $37m mansion on site of $71m Elaine

    He’s either bulldozed or is going to rip down the Fairfax house.

    Nice new house, no?

    Shameful.

    I’m a righteous world he would be beaten into he public square.

  3. JC says:

    CL

    These Architects do great work though. It’s okay to replace old with new at times as not old is “permanent”.

    designed by the Sydney-born architect Carl Pickering with his partner Claudio Lazzarini, of Rome-based Lazzarini Pickering Arhitetti.

    They’ve done amazing stuff.

    http://www.lazzarinipickering.com/

    (I wonder if it’s also a leg-over type partnership as well as you never know these days).

  4. feelthebern says:

    I was gas bagging with a former colleague from my old work.
    We had a laugh about a situation we found ourselves in 15 odd years ago.

    We just so happened to be going to the bathroom at the same time.
    As we opened the door to the mens, we were confronted with the following scene.
    One of the older guys was at the basins with his pants half down and he appeared to be applying some kind of ointment to his dick and/or balls.
    Instead of being embarrassed having people walking in on him, he barked at us:
    Take a photo, it’ll last longer !!

    I just turned around & staggered/stumbled out of the bathroom quick smart.
    It was as genuine WTF the moment.
    To this day, we howl with laughter about it.
    Seriously, what was he thinking.

  5. C.L. says:

    Here’s the thing about architect’s designs for primo locations like that…

    The new design would make for spectacular living, yes, whereas old Elaine was more about the nonchalant glimpse and the occasional veranda sticky-beak at the world. New Elaine is, like, take it in ALL THE TIME, mofu.

    See, I don’t like that.

  6. feelthebern says:

    He bought the house, knowing it was heritage listed.
    Now he wants to knock it down?
    Good test for Woollahra council.

  7. Infidel Tiger says:

    Elaine was timeless, that new gaff will be dated in a decade and will probably be demolished and replaced.

    A magnificent home in Hawthorn sold this week for about $10mn. Was owned by some taxi baron. Would have sold for more but the Chinks weren’t allowed to demolish it.

    You can never recover yourself built heritage. Nature can heal, but demolished buildings can’t.

  8. JC says:

    Bern

    Has it been ripped down as the piece I linked to was from mid last year and I can’t find anything else.

    By the way, is *Atlassian an okay firm? I don’t think those two fuckers have yet made a profit… not that it matters in tech anyway… for the purpose of becoming a billionaire. 🙂

    * really pretentious name too. I really can’t stand that fuckhead Cannon-shithead- Brookes.

  9. Infidel Tiger says:

    Elaine was timeless, that new gaff will be dated in a decade and will probably be demolished and replaced.

    A magnificent home in Hawthorn sold this week for about $10mn. Was owned by some taxi baron. Would have sold for more but the Chicoms weren’t allowed to demolish it.

    You can never recover yourself built heritage. Nature can heal, but demolished buildings can’t

  10. dover_beach says:

    I quite like the design but it seems like gratuitous vandalism. I like old houses.

    Build it somewhere else. Seems to be little difference between residential and office buildings in contemporary architecture.

  11. Lazlo says:

    .. replaced with a facist state.

    Reminds me of graffiti around Sydney Inner West in the late 70s. From memory, one said: Facist Kerr, another: Fraser is the Hilton Bomer.

  12. C.L. says:

    Whatever the gentlemen’s issue was, Bern, he had no business attending to it in a basin. Far out.

  13. dover_beach says:

    Elaine was timeless, that new gaff will be dated in a decade and will probably be demolished and replaced.

    My thought exactly, especially with that shading crapola.

  14. JC says:

    Elaine was old.. But it was lacking in design. I see it as an ugly expensive monstrosity of the time. Just because homes are old doesn’t mean they’re beautiful. Bad taste also runs across the ages.

  15. Lazlo says:

    Heritage listing is not supposed to be about beauty or ugliness. This is a test.

  16. FlyingPigs says:

    I know milk carton advertising is a serious awareness strategy for missing kids but this is pretty funny.

    House Republicans display Kamala Harris milk carton at news conference: ‘Missing at the border’

  17. JC says:

    We just so happened to be going to the bathroom at the same time.
    As we opened the door to the mens, we were confronted with the following scene.
    One of the older guys was at the basins with his pants half down and he appeared to be applying some kind of ointment to his dick and/or balls.
    Instead of being embarrassed having people walking in on him, he barked at us:
    Take a photo, it’ll last longer !!

    I didn’t see it thank God. In the early 90s we had a Turkish fuckwit working for the bank (in NY) because of family wealth. He was found having a tug at the urinal several times. He suffered zero embarrassment after being caught and reported to HR. He was finally fired. Unreal, he continued tugging even when dudes were using the next urinal.

  18. C.L. says:

    That lap pool by Pickering:

  19. JC says:

    Lazlo says:
    April 15, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Heritage listing is not supposed to be about beauty or ugliness. This is a test.

    I’m not sure about that, but anyway but lets go along with this line of argument. If it’s not for beauty then it must be for being a representation of the past heritage, right? What’s unique about Elaine?

  20. Lazlo says:

    What’s unique about Elaine?

    Because it is past heritage. That has been enough for Woollahra Council on many occasions, with much ‘uglier’ buildings. I’m not arguing the case, just looking at consistency, especially when it concerns rich people.

  21. JC says:

    Lazlo

    We agreed that neither beauty nor ugliness should be the decider for heritage. I agreed for the purpose of argument.

    If it’s neither of these two things then, it has to be something about its uniqueness, but what’s unique about the place?

  22. JC says:

    For me, I find it quite ugly and lacking proportion because it has no symmetry.

  23. Steve trickler says:

    Loving the time machine.

    It is easy to place yourself in the scenes. Use your imagination.😎

    Diners of the 1950s – Life in America

  24. Leigh Lowe says:

    The new civil war will be ugly.
    The flat roof concrete brutalists vs the tuck-pointed gable-roofed quarter pane windows.
    We have lost ground of late but we will prevail.

  25. Terry Pedersen says:

    Terry Pedersen says:
    April 15, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Can be an indicator that someone is dipping the till

    No chance. It was a credit card transaction. I was happy to pay-wave the cost of the pie. She just wasn’t prepared to admit she’d undercharged me. Not to worry, we often buy lunch from there so they’ll soon recover it from the continued custom.

  26. Arky says:

    Jesus wept, you are one stone cold bastard.
    First you leave a crying John F. Kennedy junior sobbing on the floor, then you dob some poor bastard in to HR for having an innocent tug.

  27. dover_beach says:

    There’s no symmetry to the proposed replacement, JC.

  28. JD says:

    The dance they should have done for the launching of the ship! (5mins)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U45fSXKE9I&list=RDE3KWvsAFyvA&index=22

  29. Arky says:

    Plus all the modernist building atrocities.
    You sir, are a soulless brute.

  30. JC says:

    That’s okay too DB. that means that in 60 years another tech mogul will fork over $500 million (by then) to build another house… Of course that may not happen because gerbil warming will mean all homes on the harbor will be underwater.

  31. Lazlo says:

    JC

    I didn’t agree that beauty or ugliness should not be a decider for heritage listing. I just said that it isn’t under current practice. I don’t know what is unique about Elaine but, from the looks, I wouldn’t fancy my chances of pulling it down if it was mine.

  32. JC says:

    Arkenwald, What don’t you like about modern homes? Explain.

  33. Rex Mango says:

    Bern, what was the bloke’s name? Not sure statute of limitation applies for such offences.

  34. Infidel Tiger says:

    Symmetry is indeed important. So is scale.

    Most Modern buildings are impressive as engineering feats but not as pieces of craftsmanship.

    We not only can’t put a man on the moon anymore, we can’t tuck point bricks.

  35. Rex Mango says:

    UTS building, Sydney is the worst example of concrete brutalism in Australia, besides the Opera House about a mile away.

  36. Rex Mango says:

    JD, am only 17sec into that clip, but yes full respect.

  37. dover_beach says:

    Symmetry is overrated.

  38. Dave in Marybrook says:

    Toast

  39. Pedro the Loafer says:

    Back from the pub.

    Casa Pedro (the main bit) was built in the 1890’s.

    It is a beautiful old house, full of period features like working fireplaces, pressed tin ceilings, old style polished jarrah floors and a classic Metters woodburning stove.

    A most fitting abode for a distinguished gentleman.

    The challenge is to modernise with features like aircon, decent lighting, TV antennae , exhaust fans and power points without buggering up the aesthetics.

    The answer of course is money. Lots and lots of money.

    Sydneysiders $ spends on their piles leave us Sandgropers in the shade though.

  40. Lazlo says:

    Rex,
    They are of a kind, within a few years of each other in the 70s, along with the (then) QANTAS building in George Street. They are monuments to the Civil Engineering progressives of the time.

  41. Rex Mango says:

    JD, amongst other things #1 dancer maintains terrific eye contact with her audience.

  42. dover_beach says:

    Here’s a modern home Farquar’s architects designed in St Mortiz. Is it soulless? Brutal?

    Like a house model made with paddle pop sticks.

  43. Rex Mango says:

    Chartres Cathedral is not very symmetrical. The Parthenon & Pantheon however are both very symmetrical. The pyramids are big time symmetry.

  44. Rex Mango says:

    UTS Building Sydney is very symmetrical, being a perfect oblong piece of dung stuck vertical along Australia’s oldest road.

  45. Arky says:

    JC says:
    April 15, 2021 at 11:51 pm
    Here’s a modern home Farquar’s architects designed in St Mortiz. Is it soulless? Brutal?

    ..
    Looks like a barn designed by a special needs ten year old.

  46. Rex Mango says:

    JD, that dancing clip has almost 6M views & >1,200 comments, here is the first few, assuming they past ok:

    Kahina Harrache
    Kahina Harrache
    1 month ago
    I’m a Berber from North Africa. We dance almost the same way ! People always wonder how we move the hips like that but .. When you’re doing it from childhood, you actually wonder how one cannot do it 😅
    292
    Unapologetic Distraction
    Unapologetic Distraction
    3 months ago
    When you can dance like this and thought you were the it but now realize change the game
    57
    Gabriel Ross-Pierre-Felix
    Gabriel Ross-Pierre-Felix
    1 day ago
    God bless the first human who moved like that. Wow!
    3
    Plant Perfect
    Plant Perfect
    3 months ago
    If I could dance like this nobody would be able to tell me nothing😂
    379
    Ms. Gregoria
    Ms. Gregoria
    1 month ago
    I believe 2021 will be better to every one who read this 💪💪
    98

  47. JC says:

    Okay, I get it. You’re both too proud to say otherwise.

  48. JC says:

    In Melbourne growing up, we used to hang shit on cream colored brick veneer homes from the 50s. Now, they’re considered heritage.

    https://i.pinimg.com/564x/ae/5d/bb/ae5dbb4d3ce01bebdffd4d3788cf8b2f.jpg

  49. Rex Mango says:

    I tend to agree with Ken Clark, greatest piece of architecture is East wing of Louvres built under Louis XIV – classic, severe & symmetrical:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louvre_Palace#/media/File:3888ParigiLouvre.JPG

  50. Rex Mango says:

    JC, the brickwork flourish on the chimmney is a wank.

  51. Dave in Marybrook says:

    Testy

  52. Arky says:

    JC says:
    April 16, 2021 at 12:05 am
    Okay, I get it. You’re both too proud to say otherwise

    ..
    The endeavour is the building equivalent of a Lamborghini.
    They are the high end.
    They should be stunning.
    They aren’t.
    But it’s worse. It isn’t even a very interesting problem.
    Like I don’t even look twice at high end sports cars. They’re boring. Throw a tonne of money at a limited run of a bespoke product. Boring.
    The interesting problem is the mass production of good products.
    And the history thereof.
    Which is why a miner’s cottage from 1886 is more interesting than some nob’s house built at the same time.

  53. JC says:

    Which is why a miner’s cottage from 1886 is more interesting than some nob’s house built at the same time.

    You like the idea of no sewage/ outside toilet and a dirt floor?

  54. Pedro the Loafer says:

    Back from the pub.

    Made a comment re old houses.

    Sincerator says “NO”. God knows why.

  55. Infidel Tiger says:

    In Melbourne growing up, we used to hang shit on cream colored brick veneer homes from the 50s. Now, they’re considered heritage.

    They’re great looking homes. Far better than the horrendous faux chateauxs that have replaced most of them.

  56. C.L. says:

    That St Moritz house is pretty nice. Has a traditional log cabiny aesthetic.

  57. BrettW says:

    From Legal Insurrection a few minutes ago.

    a minute ago
    Court is on the record, Chauvin to speak

  58. Rex Mango says:

    In Adelaide at moment & most of the old buildings along foreshore Glenelg/Somerton Park has been replaced by McMansions (concrete verticals etc), with very good access for their Porsche Cayennes/Landrovers. Sad, very sad. Am guessing that in forty years, these new buildings will go same way as the old.

  59. dover_beach says:

    Okay, I get it. You’re both too proud to say otherwise.

    It’s bland. This, however, is far more pleasing to the eye.

  60. FlyingPigs says:

    JC says:
    April 16, 2021 at 12:09 am
    In Melbourne growing up, we used to hang shit on cream colored brick veneer homes from the 50s. Now, they’re considered heritage.

    Dame Edna’s place.

  61. JC says:

    It’s bland. This, however, is far more pleasing to the eye.

    and ghost sightings?

  62. Rex Mango says:

    Saddest thing about Sydney is they would replace the Harbour Bridge if some Lebbo offered them a good price.

  63. Arky says:

    You like the idea of no sewage/ outside toilet and a dirt floor?

    ..
    Plumbing isn’t architecture.
    I said the problem of mass producing dwellings is more interesting than throwing large budgets at one offs.
    One is a system, the other a whimsy.

  64. dover_beach says:

    and ghost sightings?

    LOL.

  65. Infidel Tiger says:

    Dame Edna’s place.

    Hydrangeas growing down the shaded side of the house, just like my Gran’s.

  66. JD says:

    Rex Mango says:
    April 16, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Now, if only our Islander cousins can dance like that, we may have a chance meeting the indig dance quota 🙂 And dance to a beat!

  67. Infidel Tiger says:

    Saddest thing about Sydney is they would replace the Harbour Bridge if some Lebbo offered them a good price.

    Barangaroo is going to put Federation Square into 2nd place for Australia’s greatest architectural disaster I reckon.

    Perth Museum should be number 1 but we get no respect.

  68. Rex Mango says:

    House I am currently sleeping in dates to 1945. Classic post war two story rambling piece of architectural have fun. Problem is all the developers want to do is knock it down & build apartments.

  69. C.L. says:

    It’s amazing what you can get away with in Sydney.
    That Toaster thing. WTF?

  70. JC says:

    The outside toilet is architecture unless “outside” means exactly that.

    I said the problem of mass producing dwellings is more interesting than throwing large budgets at one offs.

    Why is it more interesting? Scaling is about economics. The production of mass dwelling sis about economies of scale producing savings.

    One is a system, the other a whimsy.

    Yes it is, but it’s the “whimseys” that often create the ideas in mass scaling.

    How many copies did this produce?

  71. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    I’m surprised this sort of thing is advertised so casually on Twitter of all places.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/KatyaEros/status/1382623218930884611
    And by “this sort of thing” I basically mean prostitution.
    Unless I’m mistaken and there is some significant difference between a “somatic sex therapist” and a prostitute? Perhaps the more worldly-wise catallaxians can illuminate the subject?

    I thought I’d have to apologise for asking such a random saucy tangential question out of left field, but compared to the tugging Turk you lot have just been talking about my question is practically a palette-cleanser by comparison.

  72. Rex Mango says:

    Outside toilets should be preserved for posterity.

  73. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    Oh FFS, bloody auto moderation.
    So now I get all the notoriety of having asking an awkward question and none of the benefit of an answer because nobody will see it by the time it gets unblocked.
    The process is the punishment.

  74. Rex Mango says:

    The toilet atop Collins Place is pretty hard to beat for a view.

  75. JC says:

    Pie in the sky.
    Frank Lloyd Wright’s “The Illinois” sounds hugely more interesting if it were ever built.

    Four times as high as the Empire State Building, twice as tall as the Burj Khalifa, the mile-high, 528-floor Illinois would have had ‘atomic-powered’ lift

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Illinois

    Imagine: a nuclear reactor beside 1000s of people.

  76. Steve trickler says:

    What a pain in the arse to clean this up.

    Volcanic ash turns to ‘concrete’ in Georgetown

  77. Rex Mango says:

    Ok, am in touch with management regards these indig French girls for the commissioning of our new submarines (not sure Chris Pyne would approve):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phc6_raUBvk

  78. Rex Mango says:

    One thing you have to say about indig French dance is it is very imaginative:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mT1Gm1-qTE

  79. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    Imagine: a nuclear reactor beside 1000s of people.

    With 1957 technology, too dangerous.
    With modern modular reactors, not so bad, much safer.

  80. Rex Mango says:

    JC, going to bed, but yeah Falling Water is nice place & all, except not sure it is so practical for plebs etc, like where do you put the cars? As I understand it is pretty much unlivable & good for just a museum.

  81. Pedro the Loafer says:

    Ozzie Man reviews the Navy’s twerking gals,

    Classic!

  82. Rex Mango says:

    Greatest piece of modernist architecture was the Bat Cave. Make the care the centrepiece of the house, with a turntable so you never have to reverse. Only problem is exhaust fumes, but good fans can solve that.

  83. Mark A says:

    Pedro the Loafer says:
    April 16, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Ozzie Man reviews the Navy’s twerking gals,
    Classic!

    LOL 😂 Pedro loved it.

    I had no problem with the girls dancing even out of sync, as it was but I don’t think it was an appropriate venue/occasion for them.

    BTW re. Credlin and Latham, I think Latham was being controversial on purpose, being tired of called upon to criticize all the time.

  84. Rex Mango says:

    Pedro, thanks for that twerking vid. Just forwarded it out to those units on the front line facing down political correctness as we speak.

  85. Rex Mango says:

    How do we get Ozzie Man an Order of Australia, or perhaps just the Member?

  86. Rex Mango says:

    Ozzie Man AM has a good ring to it.

  87. Mark A says:

    Someone out there is anxious to learn this.

    Did You Know?

    The average pencil has enough graphite in it to draw a line approximately 35 miles (56.3 kilometers) long.

  88. Mark A says:

    Or this

    Did You Know?

    There is a very rare condition, known as auto-brewery syndrome, wherein the afflicted patient’s body has large enough quantities of a specific type of yeast in their digestive systems that their food is fermented into intoxicating levels of alcohol (ethanol) right within their body.

  89. Steve trickler says:

    Ozzy did NOT mention the fact that audience was edited in by the ABC. Ozzy can go get [email protected]!

    That was one of his most weak performances to date. You can hear it in his voice. Going through the motions. I can’t blame him though. He is treading on egg shells with the hope to not be banned by goolag without so much as a moments notice.

  90. Steve trickler says:

    …the audience.

  91. Pedro the Loafer says:

    Well. What brought this on?

    Pedro happy.

    Gold price New York.

  92. Arky says:

    No, it’s not just “scaling”.
    And that isn’t what I’m saying either.
    It’s the same reason no one wants to see a super model naked, but everyone wants to see the girl next door in the nude.
    Supermodels, supercars, architectural wank, all the same. Boring.
    And if you ever had to actually live with one, what a nightmare..
    I lived with a model once, not a super one, but a model.
    Bitch tried to kill me.

  93. Pedro the Loafer says:

    Classy ladies who own a burgundy Jaguar with cream leather upholstery and have never been known to wear anything resembling lycra sports pants in public are still out there in the provinces and true gents cherish them for their style.

    Screeching harpies make a lot of noise but will never get a key to the front door.

  94. Steve trickler says:

    Another year on the clock. Time seems to accelerate the older you get.

  95. mh says:

    BLM camped on the white guy’s lawn now.

    South Carolina Army sergeant leaves home amid ‘violent’ BLM protests; army officials say review continues
    Jonathan Pentland, 42, was charged with third-degree assault

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/south-carolina-army-general-viral-video-investigation

    When you think what mobs of blacks are doing across the US without consequence, and this sergeant gets charged with third-degree assault for ‘shoving’ someone?

  96. mh says:

    Dancers demand ABC apologise
    National broadcaster says sorry to David Hurley — but not to dancers — for ‘misleading’ video of group at naval ship commissioning.

    Good luck, girls

  97. Tom says:

    Sorry, Cats. No ‘toons for the next week or so until I replace my laptop battery, which I killed during a power outage yesterday.

  98. Dot says:

    Modern architecture is an abomination.

    It is so ugly and pretentious, it is beyond words.

    No one likes it except for other architects.

  99. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘What’s unique about Elaine?’

    This was going on for two hours last night before I realised it wasn’t about the Seinfeld mannequin.

  100. Knuckle Dragger says:

    101 Doll Squadron.

    If they can name and shame Joe the Cameraman at Nein for some (alleged) overheard commentary on sports types, the ABC should be able to name and deify whoever spliced that twerking/haughty brass footage.

  101. Dot says:

    This poor, dumb old bastard.

    https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-low-carb-fraud-t-colin-campbell/book/9781940363097.html

    No one cares anymore, old man.

    You’re irrelevant now.

  102. H B Bear says:

    No toons and NamBob back on deck. Not a good start for the Cat.

  103. Dot says:

    Reporting for Dookie on the SS Miata.

  104. Dot says:

    https://medium.com/the-partnered-pen/to-the-angry-white-men-on-the-internet-455d5ac0aef4

    …and you know how WE win…

    Millions of women turn 18 every year.

    We don’t have to marry YOU.

    Go long Purina, MARS etc.

  105. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Full-blown insecurity by Cara Whatsername on Dot’s link:

    ‘They’ve attempted to run me over the rails for saying such innocuous things as “Eating only one meal a day is disordered” and “It’s OK to eat snacks” — both of which are statements I feel more than confident saying, given how I’m a registered dietitian with a masters degree in nutrition.’

    Geez. Normal women must cringe at this sort of shit.

  106. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Wearing face masks won’t help anyone (the Hun):

    ‘A 48-year-old Australian woman has died after developing blood clots following a COVID vaccine.

    ‘Officials were last night scrambling to determine if the clots and death of the woman, from Lake Macquarie in NSW, were linked to her vaccination. She is understood to have received the AstraZenaca jab.

    ‘NSW Health confirmed the death but said no link to the vaccine had been proven. The woman received the vaccination on April 9, it was reported.

    ‘She died five days later after being admitted to intensive care in John Hunter Hospital and developing blot clotting.’

    No, no, no. She didn’t die of AstraZeneca, she died with AstraZeneca.

  107. Caveman says:

    The rational thing to do would be to lockdown all residents in Lake Maquarie, before this vaccination spreads further.

  108. 132andBush says:

    ‘Officials were last night scrambling to determine

    What bullshit.
    Without a shadow of a doubt said “officials” are clocking on and off at their usual times, having half hour smokos and taking their hour for lunch.

    I hate this stupid reportage, it’s just anything to amp up the situation.

  109. calli says:

    Heritage listed Elaine being pulled down?

    Meh.

    You try getting a tree removal through Woollahra Council.

  110. calli says:

    Where’s Tom’s Toons?

    Tom?

    Ground Control to Major Tom…

  111. MatrixTransform says:

    American Beauty

    Trickler … that was awesome

  112. calli says:

    Happy birthday Steve T.

  113. Leigh Lowe says:

    I see we have had another bout of People-With-Taste vs Flat-roofers overnight.

  114. Dot says:

    JC is going to board a rocket to fly over London to prove the roof of St Paul’s is flat.

    😏👏☺️😅

  115. Snoopy says:

    Box gutters. The mark of a real architect.

  116. calli says:

    One of the sprogs is about to build a flat roofer. Makes sense because of harbour views and building envelope.

    She has been warned about the perils.

    And no, it isn’t on the Elaine site. 😀

  117. Notafan says:

    As a consequence of blm vandalism the community is now only open to residents.

    Sergeant got what he wanted.

  118. Tel says:

    You can never recover yourself built heritage. Nature can heal, but demolished buildings can’t

    Heritage listings are arbitrary interference in the free market. I’ve been everywhere in Sydney and there nothing so very important that the owner shouldn’t be allowed to knock it down. If you want turn a house into a museum then get some money together with your friends, buy the joint and charge admission.

    The job of local council is to take out the garbage, mow the local parks, and set height and noise limits .

  119. Dot says:

    Damn right Tel.

    Compulsory voting in Council elections is a joke too.

  120. duncanm says:

    Dot says:
    April 16, 2021 at 6:23 am
    https://medium.com/the-partnered-pen/to-the-angry-white-men-on-the-internet-455d5ac0aef4

    …and you know how WE win…

    Millions of women turn 18 every year.

    Indeed. By the end of the first para, we’ve had “she/her.. white male privilege.. the patriarchy.. “

  121. custard says:

    This week James O’Keefe and his organisation Project Veritas has exposed the propaganda being produced by CNN.

    Twitter just permanently banned him.

    https://twitter.com/jackposobiec/status/1382779993659482115?s=21

  122. feelthebern says:

    This poor, dumb old bastard.

    Dot, Rory Robertson on twitter is the best on this.
    Data always wins.
    Feelz always loses.
    In the long run.

  123. feelthebern says:

    Jimmy Dore video on Pelosi insider trading (which is legal).
    Goes through the Obama law changes restricting it (not stopping) & then the Obama law changes getting rid of the restrictions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZINKG-gPT0

  124. Herodotus says:

    Cats know that leftism is a mental disease.
    A study in the USA has explained the phenomenon that results in fully fifty percent of white progressive women having some record of mental illness. It’s because the messages the left has given them from school age onwards set up unresolvable conflicts.
    American Thinker

  125. feelthebern says:

    Every day, there’s a rusted on Democrat who watches a Jimmy Dore video & says , what, we’re not the good guys from the West Wing?

  126. Eyrie says:

    She has been warned about the perils.

    What are the problems, calli?

  127. duncanm says:

    Steve trickler says:
    April 16, 2021 at 12:52 am
    What a pain in the arse to clean this up.

    Volcanic ash turns to ‘concrete’ in Georgetown

    I need to visit – they come across as such wonderful people.

  128. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Cheese is racist.

    Cheese Louise! Serving Dairy in School is Racist, Claims Environmentalist (15 Apr)

    A climate change activist has called for schools to stop serving cheese to children, claiming that dairy products are inherently “racist”.

    Alison Plaumer, a member of the far-left Extinction Rebellion group, has launched a petition demanding that the Brighton and Hove city council introduce more plant-based meals in schools across the coastal English city.

    The petition calls for a “managed transition to at least 2 plant-based days in all state-run schools as soon as is practically possible. We also request that all council run events be plant based, (post pandemic) plus any other council run establishments (e.g. day centres etc ) in order to reduce food emissions.”

    The local news outlet Sussex Live, reported on Wednesday that during a meeting of the council in March, Ms Palmer said: “Arguably, there is a racist element to serving dairy too much because 65 per cent of the world’s population are lactose intolerant, many from the BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) community.

    And don’t even think about custard!

    PC gone mad! Schoolchildren launch petition after ice cream and custard banned from menu (15 Apr)

    Pupils at Aberdeenshire’s Rhynie PS are calling for their favourite puddings to be served at the school after the council “refreshed” dinner menus in line with new nutritional requirements. These requirements limit sugar intake and encourage the eating of healthier options such as fruit or vegetables.

    With stories like these how can you not love local councils?

  129. Leigh Lowe says:

    Box gutters.
    Or, as I prefer to call them, “time delayed water features”.

  130. Boambee John says:

    KD

    Who’s John McBain?

    Did he have something to do with the McBain Courts?

  131. feelthebern says:

    Where Pelosi has made the most money is via pre-IPO rounds of capital raisings.
    Jimmy’s video mentions Pelosi’s purchase of Roblox.
    She did that via a pre-IPO round at a steep discount to the IPO price.
    She did the same thing with the Mastercard & Visa IPO’s.

    Just to be clear.
    This isn’t getting slung some stock in the IPO.
    It’s getting the final pre-IPO round which, risk adjusted, is the juiciest piece of the equity stack.
    Fuck all risk.
    Huge return.

  132. feelthebern says:

    KD

    Who’s John McBain?

    From the Simpsons?
    Maybe.
    & should we be putting (sic) after every McBain post?
    Just to be consistent.

  133. Mater says:

    It’s bland. This, however, is far more pleasing to the eye.

    And it even has unparalleled views of the Quidditch oval.

  134. calli says:

    What are the problems, calli?

    Mainly water shedding from the roof. The flat roof has to have a minimum slope to prevent ponding and be sealed perfectly. It has to have concealed gutters and downpipes that can effectively move water during peak rainfall. Downpours in Sydney are commonplace, so you have to go maximum rather than minimum. Also hail blocking inlets can reduce flows significantly.

    So you end up with a swimming pool on the roof. Add to that capillary action from overstressed concealed gutters letting water travel along roof beams and down the inside of the walls. It can turn into a nightmare and finding the source of the leak can be difficult.

    The secret is expert sealing during the build, over specification of plumbing and regular maintenance to clear blockages like leaves.

    The kids will be doing a 3 storey double brick with suspended concrete floors, so not much chance of rotting timber. They should be okay.

  135. Mater says:

    Who’s John McBain?

    Some loser.

  136. Bear Necessities says:

    As seen on Instapundit:

    BLM = Buy Large Mansions.

    Fight the power people!

  137. Boambee John says:

    Dot says:
    April 16, 2021 at 6:17 am
    Reporting for Dookie on the SS Miata.

    Sorry, I misread that as “Reporting for Nookie …”

    Upset my breakfast, it did!

  138. Leigh Lowe says:

    As I said calli … time delayed water features.

  139. Goanna says:

    Box gutters should be oversized. First comes hail blocking the gutter.
    Then heavy rain follows but cannot flow except spill over into the house.

  140. calli says:

    Lol. I imagined Eyrie wanted to know why.

    I think they look very stylish and modern. They also allow you to build useable space right up to the building envelope. Especially valuable when you have paid for a million dollar (x lots) view. Like everything with building, it has to be done properly. And that costs $$$.

  141. custard says:

    Facebook are now blocking anyone trying to link NYP story about BLM co-founders real estate buying binge.

    https://twitter.com/breaking911/status/1382803554692427776?s=21

  142. MatrixTransform says:

    What are the problems, calli?

    plastic bags, hail, volcanic ash

  143. Entropy says:

    No one over 35 should drive a convertible, and that includes MX-5s. It makes you look like one of those old balding paunchy middle aged guys who think they are attractive to the young ladies.

    As I recall that was part of Mrs Entropy’s argument when she issued the disposal order.

    The other bit was that propping up the kiddie seat between our seats wasn’t legal.

  144. Tel says:

    NSW Health confirmed the death but said no link to the vaccine had been proven.

    Do they think anyone is convinced by this “no link” BS?

    Death from blood clots used to be about the rarest thing in the world, but here in 2021 we are supposed to believe it has all of a sudden become a common everyday random occurrence.

    And remember these same NSW Health do believe that if you are walking down the street and catch a small whiff of cigarette smoke from someone walking the other way then you have suffered a grievous injury putting you at extraordinary risk.

  145. Amortiser says:

    Lazlo says:
    April 15, 2021 at 11:24 pm
    Heritage listing is not supposed to be about beauty or ugliness. This is a test.

    It’s about destroying property rights and oddly enough it also destroys in many cases the very buildings they claim to be preserving.

  146. Entropy says:

    At this point I recall the heritage listed Queenslander in eight mile plains at a corner of Logan road that was abandoned to rot until the council gave up.

  147. Leigh Lowe says:

    calli says:

    April 16, 2021 at 8:07 am

    Lol. I imagined Eyrie wanted to know why.

    I think they look very stylish and modern

    There’s your problem.
    A lot of water problems would be solved with overflow points through to the outside set lower than the inner edge of the gutter.
    But architects won’t have their “clean lines” ruined by an open outlet punched through their monolithic parapet walls.

  148. Notafan says:

    Tel

    You’ve never taken the contraceptive pill?

    Blood clot risk around 1 in 10,000.
    Post partum blood clots risk is even higher.

  149. Leigh Lowe says:

    I am imagining a parallel universe.
    Gina Rinehart buys Elaine and wants to knock it down to build exactly the same monstrosity proposed by Mr Atlassian, using an unknown non-Sydney architect.
    Would.
    Not.
    Fly.

  150. Mater says:

    But architects won’t have their “clean lines” ruined by an open outlet punched through their monolithic parapet walls.

    Easy fix.
    Hand Bob an SLR, and tell him to unload it.

  151. Megan says:

    But architects won’t have their “clean lines” ruined by an open outlet punched through their monolithic parapet walls.

    Doesn’t stop some determined builders. Check out @uglymelbournehouses on Instagram. And always build a giraffe compliant portico!

  152. Megan says:

    Mater! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  153. Arky says:

    It makes you look like one of those old balding paunchy middle aged guys who think they are attractive to the young ladies.

    ..
    What if you ARE one of those old balding paunchy middle aged guys who is attractive to the young ladies?
    Is it OK to drive a great little car then? Or is one confined to. a station wagon or aggressively driving a ute up the inside lane at the intersections, especially if you catch the turning lane empty JUST as the lights turn green because utes have some magic right of way and there is never a other tosser in a ute running the red coming the other way?

  154. Dot says:

    No one over 35 should drive a convertible

    Look at the trust fund kiddie talk smack.

  155. Eyrie says:

    Thinking about a possible retirement home I figure sloping flat steel roof, high side north. Reasonable size overhangs all round, north side so sun comes in in winter, stays out in summer. All plumbing/services along rear of house. No gutter. Water runs off roof at rear onto concrete sloping away from house with drain covered in steel grid in sections, removable for maintenance. Should be cheap to build.
    Then I think about it and feel tired.

  156. JC says:

    Snoopy says:
    April 16, 2021 at 7:11 am
    Box gutters. The mark of a real architect.

    Tough guy Queenslander, former water board employee always turns up when a conversation is over. Doesn’t like box gutters. Doesn’t like architectural designs. Know as The Queensland gutter critic.

  157. calli says:

    It’s called “passive solar”, Eyrie. You can seriously reduce cooling/heating costs and still have a conventional, attractive looking house rather than a dog box. Siting is also key, with attention to prevailing winds. Also think about insulation both under the sheeting and in the ceilings, plus every wall, inside and out. And roof windows with motorised venetian blinds.

    A building project is always a good idea. Go for it! 😀

  158. feelthebern says:

    It’s about destroying property rights and oddly enough it also destroys in many cases the very buildings they claim to be preserving.

    No it’s not.
    If you buy a place wrapped up in heritage listings, you enter the contract knowing what you bought.
    Different if an asset you own gets slapped with one after you buy it.

  159. Entropy says:

    Is it OK to drive a great little car then? Or is one confined to. a station wagon or aggressively driving a ute up the inside lane at the intersection

    No Arky, as the song says, you must get rid of the MG and get a Chrysler LeBaron with a cup holder armrest.

  160. JC says:

    Eyrie

    Our friends’ rural house is actually designed that way. The water runs off the roof into the garden. It wasn’t a cheap house.

  161. feelthebern says:

    Lindsay Fox bought Boomerang, which had a some form of heritage listing.
    He then had the tradies gut the place.
    He got hit with a 20 grand fine.
    One rule for some.
    Another rule for others.
    20 grand on a 30mill property..fmd.

  162. calli says:

    Different if an asset you own gets slapped with one after you buy it.

    True. Not just heritage either. Imagine being slapped with a “flood zone” after years of living in a house that has never flooded.

  163. feelthebern says:

    calli, that flood zone bull shit is such a rort.

  164. Arky says:

    Out here in the outer suburbs, the left turning lanes all extend such as to become a third inside lane that merges back 50 metres after the intersection. I had assumed this was to allow emergency services to get through the intersection on the red.
    But it’s actually so that the drivers of those large four door utes and Audis can bypass hundreds of cars in rush hour traffic.
    Worsified by the fact that the right hand lane, traditionally used for overtaking, is now occupied by cement mixers and those consulting the satnav for several kilometers looking for that turn.

  165. calli says:

    Sure is. The Council zones it based on a dodgy, el cheapo “study”.

    You then decide to extend or build a pool. Uh oh. Flood zone.

    When you object, given what the neighbours have all built in the years prior to the re-zone, they then say they’ll think about it if you do a site specific $20k report.

    And that’s how the ticket is clipped by the “experts”.

  166. Snoopy says:

    Enforcer McSpergy is in da house!

  167. JC says:

    Bern

    The only fair way a privately owned building ought to be “heritaged” is if a previous or present owner had the property listed and restrictions applied. That way, any diminution in value is recognised by the present owner. New owners would be buying with that knowledge. That’s all good.

    That’s not what happens though.

    Heritage wowsers like some examples here are perfectly okay with the state taking your property rights to satisfy some twisted idea of heritage.

  168. DrBeauGan says:

    Sorry, Cats. No ‘toons for the next week or so until I replace my laptop battery, which I killed during a power outage yesterday.

    Aaaaaaaarrrrgh!!!!!!!

  169. Mater says:

    If you buy a place wrapped up in heritage listings, you enter the contract knowing what you bought.
    Different if an asset you own gets slapped with one after you buy it.

    I tend to agree with this viewpoint.
    Out here in regional Victoria, we have an influx on city folk buying small acreages in subdivisions. Building envelopes clearly allotted, septic fields laid out, etc. The restrictions couldn’t be clearer when buying.

    But, NO! Let’s buy it and then immediately trudge everyone off to VCAT, see if we can completely change it to maximise our view, and totally shit on the pre-existing neighbours who happened to build in accordance with the covenants. Assholes of the ocean going variety.

  170. Arky says:

    Sorry, Cats. No ‘toons for the next week or so

    ..
    Thanks Tom.

  171. JC says:

    Oh God he’s a try hard. Useless, irredeemable commenter. Four or five of these fucking losers should be lined up against the wall and shot. The place would gallop to a better pasture.

  172. Tel says:

    You’ve never taken the contraceptive pill?

    Blood clot risk around 1 in 10,000.
    Post partum blood clots risk is even higher.

    I can look stuff up you know … the effect you are describing is closer to one in a million.

    Our systematic review of the scientific literature led us to conclude that, in the United States, 136 to 260 healthy women die from VTE caused by hormonal contraception every year.

    https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2019/03/49896/

    If you want to demonstrate 1 in 10,000 death rate in Australia then by all means look up the cause of death stats, because such a high rate would be in there and easily visible.

  173. caveman says:

    Covid, the golden goose for big pharma.
    You will be having jabs for the rest of your life.

    pfizer ceo says 3rd dose needed within 12mths.

  174. Forester says:

    Tel says: at 8:12 am
    “Death from blood clots used to be about the rarest thing in the world, but here in 2021 we are supposed to believe it has all of a sudden become a common everyday random occurrence.”

    Their ABC’s 7am agitprop had a bloke on this morning who reckoned 50 people a day die from blood clots.

    I blame solo beach fishing.

  175. Forester says:

    It’s amazing what they can do with old stacked containers these days. Recyclable too.

  176. Leigh Lowe says:

    Heritage wowsers like some examples here are perfectly okay with the state taking your property rights to satisfy some twisted idea of heritage.

    I will not be lectured by this … this … flat-roofer!
    I will not!

  177. Arky says:

    There are ads on down here that state that two minutes after you look at a cigarette, your blood turns to treacle.

  178. JC says:

    Caveman

    These firms are not making much money out of the vax. Pfizer’s stock price hasn’t really reacted in some huge way to the vax for that reason.

    Take a look and put up say a five year chart.

  179. feelthebern says:

    There are ads on down here that state that two minutes after you look at a cigarette, your blood turns to treacle.

    Don’t tell monty.

  180. Snoopy says:

    He ought to be thrown off the site with a severe kick in the arse.

    Smells like urging.
    Reads like urging.
    Yes, we are blessed wih the attentions of Enforcer McSpergy, urger extraordinaire.

  181. Leigh Lowe says:

    Arky says:

    April 16, 2021 at 8:56 am

    There are ads on down here that state that two minutes after you look at a cigarette, your blood turns to treacle.

    I thought those adverts were saying that smoking blocks up your tomato sauce bottle.

  182. Roger says:

    Cats know that leftism is a mental disease.

    Don’t excuse them.

  183. feelthebern says:

    Heritage wowsers like some examples here are perfectly okay with the state taking your property rights to satisfy some twisted idea of heritage.

    Agree.
    The GPO in Sydney, heritage listed, fine with that.
    Shit box terraces in the Rocks, heritage listed, not fine with that.

  184. JC says:

    And the Queensland box gutter critic is triggered again. 🙂

  185. Herodotus says:

    Leftoid conservationists are in a flat panic and claiming that only 3% of planet Earth remains “wilderness”.
    I recommend that all trendy inner-city green voting suburbs be rewilded now!

  186. Arky says:

    I drive my car and on the radio my tax dollars are regurgitated back at me to warn me about cigarettes turning my blood treacly, the Monash is into it’s fourth year of non stop road wirks and speed restrictions, no one can merge, and at the intersections a plethora of berks state their contempt for the rest of humanity by hooning up the inside lane and swerving in front of one on the merge. Meanwhile, CCP stooges in the middle suburbs are building flat roofed mansions to the edge of the block that will remain unoccupied because they seem to be a means of storing value out of the reach of those who might shoot you in the back of the head for corruption.
    None of this makes sense.

  187. feelthebern says:

    None of this makes sense.

    Yes it does.
    It’s a feature.
    Not a bug.

  188. Terry Pedersen says:

    The AstraZeneca clots are a platelet related issue and they turn up in unusual parts of the body 4 to 14 days after receiving the jab. The Lake Macquarie patient had diabetes as a co-morbidity and her clots developed within 2 days. So, more investigation is needed to prove the jab was the cause in her case.

  189. JC says:

    Arky

    What happened with the model? Dets please.

  190. Arky says:

    .. and in addition, you can’t buy second hand parts to keep an older car on the road because tge wreckers sent everything to Dubai in the last 18 months.
    Kids can’t get apprenticeships but one can’t get a tradesman either, and if you ever suggest to one they might want to take a youngster on they look at you like you just grew a penis out of your forehead.

  191. dover_beach says:

    Glenn Greenwald
    @ggreenwald
    ·
    1h
    The same exact people — in media, politics and tech — who drowned the country in the Russia Bounty disinformation campaign (and so many other frauds like it) are the ones demanding the power to censor and police online discourse in the name of combating “disinformation.”

    and

    Glenn Greenwald
    @ggreenwald
    ·
    1h
    Four years of propaganda from the CIA/Media/Democratic-Party axis condensed into 1 minute and 20 seconds from NBC News. This is what was done over and over

    Our media.

  192. JC says:

    Arky

    The human model, not the car.

  193. Arky says:

    What happened with the model? Dets please.

    It’s tawdry.
    I was young and naive.
    She sicked her ex boyfriend on me after discovering I hadn’t dumped my girlfriend for her. Then she went for me with a carving knife.

  194. Roger says:

    Arky, take a cue from hundreds of thousands of Melburnians before you:

    Stop complaining and move to Queensland.

  195. Mater says:

    What happened with the model? Dets please.

    He went on to bigger and better things.

  196. lotocoti says:

    Flat roofers would be delighted by the sixties joint ’round the corner from here.
    Seven roof levels and great views to the south and west.
    I’d buy it in a flash, except for the hideous metal blinds hanging from the eaves.
    Why the metal blinds, you ask.
    Because it’s all a bit steep around here, across the road a yellow fog lamp fashioned from a Leigh Light is almost level with the windows.

  197. Arky says:

    move to Queensland.

    ..
    I wish.

  198. JC says:

    Dover

    The MSM is a total fucking disgrace. Greenwald is going bonkers today because of the CIA peddled lie that Wussia was offering bounties to kill Americans in Afghan.
    The story has now been officially discredited. They used it to try and beat up Trump.

    They’re absolutely scum. They could actually start WW3.

  199. 1735099 says:

    Out here in regional Victoria

    “Regional Victoria” is an oxymoron resembling “friendly fire” and “unconscious awareness”.

    Victoria isn’t big enough to have regions.

    the Monash is into it’s fourth year of non stop road wirks and speed restrictions, no one can merge, and at the intersections a plethora of berks state their contempt for the rest of humanity by hooning up the inside lane and swerving in front of one on the merge

    And it’s replete with moaning whingers.
    Move to Queensland.
    We tolerate all sorts here…

  200. H B Bear says:

    Roger – ssssssshh. That’s the whole reason the Gold Coast exists at all. And where expansion football teams go to did.

  201. H B Bear says:

    *die. Fucking autocorrect that.

  202. Arky says:

    We tolerate all sorts here…

    ..
    Yeah, nah, screw Queensland.

  203. JC says:

    Then she went for me with a carving knife.

    Okay, but what did she do that you consider bad?

  204. 1735099 says:

    The MSM is a total fucking disgrace. Greenwald is going bonkers today because of the CIA peddled lie that Wussia was offering bounties to kill Americans in Afghan.

    Better get your story straight.
    Who are the debil-debils?
    The CIA or the MSM that reported the story?

  205. H B Bear says:

    NamBob knows moaning whingers . He has dedicated his life to the cause.

  206. Arky says:

    Yeah yeah.
    Funny shit.
    I’ve got better things to do that get piled onto by everyone from Bob to Mater and the flat roof lover.

  207. 1735099 says:

    I drive my car and on the radio my tax dollars are regurgitated back at me

    Nobody drives an MX5 with the radio on.
    The soundtrack provided by the exhaust note and the transmission trump any broadcast.

  208. Boambee John says:

    Nathan Bedford Forrest is still spinning in his grave after the ostrich gave us the benefit of his “wisdom” on the background of the KKK last night.

  209. H B Bear says:

    Come for the Miata driving tips. Stay for the stouches.

  210. Boambee John says:

    Move to Queensland.
    We tolerate all sorts here…

    Even pompous ostriches with their head stuck up their bum?

  211. John of Mel says:

    Modern architecture is an abomination.

    There is a good book about it – The Cube and the Cathedral.
    It’s not about architecture per se, but about modernity overall and architecture as one of the highly visible manifestations of it.
    Come to think of it, it’s not about architecture at all, but nevertheless explains a lot about it.

  212. Bruce in WA says:

    That proposed Elaine house might not look too bad once they take down the scaffolding!

  213. Mater says:

    And it’s replete with moaning whingers.
    Move to Queensland.
    We tolerate all sorts here…

    Well, we can’t all conjure up a look that says; “I’m gonna beat you to a pulp”, or just punch the chef when he pisses us off, or write to the CEO of Ford Australia about Industrial Relations laws, or threaten the OPTUS call centre girl, or apply for a medal and then refuse to accept it (after wording up the local rag to get publicity, or cry to Sinc because Cats aren’t giving you the respect due a veteran, etc.

    I guess I’m just gonna have to sit here and whinge.

  214. JC says:

    Amusing reminder.

    We did a renovation over a decade ago and part of the plan was an add-on …. (with a pitched roof). One neighbour went bonkers at us because we used corrugated iron sheets. They were actually specially made. It was a pitched roof too.

    We called him the roof critic.

  215. Arky says:

    You three should meet up.
    You could sunbath on JCs flat roof and discuss architecture, electric cars and world history while getting a tan.

  216. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Dot:

    ‘MENDOZA!!!!’

    Got it. Gold. Top shelf champagne comedy.

    ‘Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa McBaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiinnnnn…………………………………..’

  217. Rex Anger says:

    trump

    I’m fascinated that Collaborator Bob has finally managed to use this word without triggering himself.

    Well done Bob…

  218. dover_beach says:

    Who are the debil-debils?
    The CIA or the MSM that reported the story?

    Both.

  219. candy says:

    I wonder what the cup in Rowe’s drawing is supposed to be saying. He gives only a few letters but it might be something like “Ban BLM”. I have a hunch he’s trying to present the PM as a person letting indigenous folk die in prisons with no medical help, like a murderer.

  220. 1735099 says:

    Nathan Bedford Forrest is still spinning in his grave

    Doubtful.
    His views on race developed a great deal later in his life, to the point where he was roundly criticised in the southern media of the day for making a speech supporting equal rights for all citizens on July 5, 1875.

  221. Infidel Tiger says:

    The Spectator Index
    @spectatorindex
    · 1h
    JUST IN: Pfizer’s CEO says third doses of coronavirus vaccine may be needed within a year of being fully vaccinated, as well as possible annual booster shots.

    Nah. No deal bro.

  222. Shy Ted says:

    Someone is gonna have to explain this to me. On second thoughts, please don’t.

  223. Arky says:

    because we used corrugated iron sheets. They were actually specially made

    ..
    You had bespoke corrugated iron?
    What the hell.

  224. 1735099 says:

    I guess I’m just gonna have to sit here and whinge.

    You’ve been doing exactly that (anonymously – because you’re timid) for years.
    It’s become a habit.

  225. Mater says:

    BTW, Bob. Just gave you another two clicks (from Vietnam), for your efforts this morning, and late last night.

    Don’t get me wrong, it was pretty fucking lame, but nowadays everyone gets a participation award.

  226. Roger says:

    Interesting character, Forrest.

    Shelby Foote regarded him as one of only two geniuses to emerge in the Civil War.

  227. Rex Anger says:

    Collaborator Bob: Nobody drives an MX5 with the radio on.
    The soundtrack provided by the exhaust note and the transmission trump any broadcast.

    Reality: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3VXEDUVkbt8

  228. Mater says:

    You’ve been doing exactly that (anonymously – because you’re timid) for years.
    It’s become a habit.

    So timid, only about 20 Victorian Cats know me personally. Good try, fail.

  229. Cassie of Sydney says:

    I’ll just remind everyone what the racist posted last night…..

    “There has never been an alignment between the KKK and the Democrats.”

  230. Boambee John says:

    1735099 says:
    April 16, 2021 at 9:43 am
    Nathan Bedford Forrest is still spinning in his grave

    Doubtful.
    His views on race developed a great deal later in his life, to the point where he was roundly criticised in the southern media of the day for making a speech supporting equal rights for all citizens on July 5, 1875.

    That doesn’t remove his earlier actions from the historical record.

  231. Leigh Lowe says:

    So timid, only about 20 Victorian Cats know me personally. Good try, fail

    There’s 20 Cats from Viktorianistan?
    Does ASIO know?

  232. calli says:

    Okay Roger, I’ll bite.

    Who was the other one?

  233. Mater says:

    There’s 20 Cats from Viktorianistan?
    Does ASIO know?

    Yeah, but we hand the Swastika around like Solzhenitsyn’s original transcript.

  234. JC says:

    Arky says:
    April 16, 2021 at 9:46 am
    because we used corrugated iron sheets. They were actually specially made

    ..
    You had bespoke corrugated iron?
    What the hell.

    They had wider hills and valleys . Dunno what you call the ridges?

  235. Leigh Lowe says:

    I can maintain a civil, cordial and professional relationship with flat-roofers.
    But let’s be clear.
    We can never be friends.

  236. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Shelby Foote regarded him as one of only two geniuses to emerge in the Civil War.

    Who did Foote rate as the other?

  237. Leigh Lowe says:

    They had wider hills and valleys . Dunno what you call the ridges?

    Ridges.

  238. Roger says:

    Okay Roger, I’ll bite.

    😉

    Who was the other one?

    Abraham Lincoln.

    When Foote gave his opinion to Forrest’s granddaughter, she replied,

    “Well, we never thought much of Mr. Lincoln in our family.”

    🙂

  239. Infidel Tiger says:

    I can maintain a civil, cordial and professional relationship with flat-roofers.
    But let’s be clear.
    We can never be friends.

    Friends, Romans, countrymen, don’t build homes without eaves.

  240. calli says:

    I was hoping it was George Custer.

  241. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    “Well, we never thought much of Mr. Lincoln in our family.”

    Thanks for that – I remember the anecdote about Foote being allowed to hold Forrest’s sabre, and considering it a “great treat.”

  242. Rex Anger says:

    Notice he went quiet after the Miata ‘exhaust’ reply?

    God bless the Internet… 🤣🤣🤣

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