Open Forum: May 1, 2021

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  1. Roger says:

    Although I could already see the stupidity and inadequacy of the system, libertarians provided the language to describe it.

    “Shit show” is a libertarian term?

    😂

  2. Rex Anger says:

    Then why raise it Rex?

    Simple, Arky.

    You have assumed from this week’s shenanigans that it is an identifiable button to press.

    What you might attack to drive me to unreason you have not identified.
    It isn’t kiwis, Fords, Mazdas, teaching or living in this useless state of Victoria.

    Hmmm… I have seen you get pretty animated over China, deindustrialisation and the arrogant mendacity of our ‘elites.’

    Like the Humungous says: “None of us are without sin…:

  3. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Trains or trucks.
    Which is better?’

    Trams.

  4. Speedbox says:

    Roger says:
    May 5, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    No. I’ve never looked into it.

  5. Ed Case says:

    From a non Qld perspective, It give Qld Goss who hired Rudd who then went onto bigger and better things.

    Roger responds:

    None of which could be foreseen at the time.

    Goss certainly could.
    He was opposition Leader at the time, and the Courier Mail had been puffing him since the mid 1970s, [along with a few others], always a good indication of someone destined for bigger things.
    Rudd’s wiki entry claims he landed in Brisbane jobless in 1989, age 31, answered a Help Wanted ad from Goss, and was running the Public Service before the year was out.
    If you believe that, pull the other one, it plays Jingle Bells.

  6. Makka says:

    Antony Beevors Stalingrad. Horrific
    Best WW2 book.
    Ever

    Yes , harrowing. But he he did an excellent job with D-Day I thought too.

  7. Arky says:

    “None of us are without sin…:

    ..
    My thesis never claimed that I was immune from the effect.
    You still haven’t identified anything over which I am driven to enraged unreason.
    A righteous anger over 40 years of sabotage and stupidity is quite reasonable.
    Getting enraged because someone criticizes boomers or teachers isn’t.

  8. Farmer Gez says:

    I gently reminded her of some basic history, much of which I had lived through as a QTU member since 1968, and that my union fees and those of her colleagues had contributed to the development of that award.
    She went very quiet very quickly.

    Did you tell her that part of her union fees go to the Labor party and that’s regardless of how she chooses to vote herself?
    Feel the freedom.

  9. bons says:

    Silly point. Your first slip of the day.

    + of the year!

  10. bespoke says:

    Let it go

  11. Albatross says:

    Farmer Gez says:
    May 5, 2021 at 4:14 pm
    […]
    Feel the freedom.

    Sounds like a job for the FreedomProbe ™.

  12. Makka says:

    Your comments are interesting – over many years, both here and in Russia, not once have I heard an antisemitic whisper from family/friends.</blockquote

    Russia has been pushing out J ews from around a hundred years ago with several pogroms. After the collapse of the USSR another couple million legged it. Safe to say they certainly wanted to be elsewhere.

  13. Farmer Gez says:

    Bob hates compulsion…..except.

  14. Dr Faustus says:

    3. There is a linkage between countries with intrenched and dangerous political divisions and the lack of public broadcasters.

    Quickly flicking through the Wiki-list of public broadcasters, she clearly means Sudan, Senegal, Eritrea, and Yemen.

    There’s other linkages there too.

  15. The Barking Toad says:

    You learn something new everyday…..

    55555 = hahahahaha inThai.

    There’s something to store in your cultural ragbag.

  16. Rex Anger says:

    Driving someone to unreason need not mean you induce a Tard-rage.

    Maudlin to the point of craven-ness and bitter sarcasm can occur, too…

  17. Old Lefty says:

    The ABC celebrating a happy and loving lifelong heterosexual marriage that took place in a church?

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-05/jack-and-barbara-70-year-love-story/100111744

    Heads will roll for this outrageous breach of ABC editorial policy.

    Meanwhile, normal service has resumed with an ex-nun screaming to legalised euthanasia. Bias doesn’t even begin to describe the ABC’s hyper-partisanship on that issue.

  18. Ed Case says:

    Get some sleep, Rex.
    Those trains don’t drive themselves, you know?

  19. kaysee says:

    So Bill and Mel have split.

    Instagram post from daughter Gates.

    Hey Jenn,

    If it has been a challenging stretch of time for your family, why didn’t the lot of you spend the past year just sorting the problems in your own backyard, instead of interfering in the health decisions of people around the world?

    Your father has been doing his best to invade the lives and privacy of the rest of us. Now you and your family want privacy? Yes, our hearts bleed for the problems of billionaires and celebrities and princes and duchesses.

  20. Rex Anger says:

    Getting enraged because someone criticizes boomers or teachers isn’t.

    Hang on- Someone criticised a teacher?

    Uh-oh…😬

  21. bespoke says:

    Do you hear some sharping noise Rex. I think it’s Ed looking for a feed.

  22. Rex Anger says:

    Get some sleep, Rex.
    Those trains don’t drive themselves, you know?

    No Vexation Without Investigation, Grigory.

    Or you’ll get the Harbour, again…

  23. Woolfe says:

    He’s back in Twitter baby!
    il Donaldo Trumpo
    @ilSharko

  24. Bons says:

    I never questioned my Mum regarding her attitude to the Joos who were her neighbours in 1930’s Bondi. One doesn’t, does one?
    I think that she was probably just a child of her times, and ‘taking the piss’ was not racism in those days.
    I always did feel however that she was a touch ambivelent regarding the holocaust. I felt also that she was a little ambivalent towards the Nazis which, if true, would be amazing given that most of her family were invested in fighting the bastards.
    I am probably misrepresenting her and should have been less reticent in discussing these matters.
    There was no ambivelence where the Japanese were concerned however. Her boyfriend missed surviving the camps by mere weeks.
    She was passionate about the War, but I was never really able to engage her in serious discussion, a reality that of course I now regret.
    Her most revealing commentary was regarding her complete sense of hopelessness when PRINCE OF WALES and REPULSE were sunk. Don’t mention Churchill.

  25. caveman says:

    One thing we know from the covid case from the Eastern Suburbs NSW, the dude is a BBQ King, hope he got some good meat on Sunday.

  26. Rex Anger says:

    Rex at work.

    I dunno what you’re implying there, Calli.

    I’ve never laughed maniacally at any of my passengers.

    Not even once… 🤪

  27. Ed Case says:

    Rex!
    Sleep time.
    #BenChifley

  28. egg_ says:

    our hearts bleed for the problems of billionaires and celebrities and princes and duchesses.

    Will Bill gates appear on Oprah, crying about the woes of being an oligarch?

  29. Rex Anger says:

    ‘Trains or trucks.
    Which is better?’

    Trams.

    Wrong again, KD.

    Trolley Buses

  30. Rex Anger says:

    Rex!
    Sleep time.
    #BenChifley

    Grigory!

    Learn what a roster is before trolling.

    #HeadFullOfGypsum

  31. Ed Case says:

    You said you started the Midnight Rostyer last Sunday night.
    Is it a daily roster, Rexie?

  32. Rex Anger says:

    You said you started the Midnight Rostyer last Sunday night.
    Is it a daily roster, Rexie?

    The only thing that should matter to you, Grigory, is No Vexation Without Investigation…

    #BostonGrigsParty

    #Don’tTardOnMe

  33. Ed Case says:

    Rex Anger accusing someone else of Trolling.
    I don’t know whether to put that down to lack of self awareness, hubris …

  34. Rex Anger says:

    No Vexation Without Investigation, Gypsum Head.

    (And a side order of your own self-awareness couldn’t hurt either…)

    #Rollin’DownTheWhiiiiiteSuuuuuubLine

  35. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Ten tentacle spectacle:

    This town used its $228K in COVID relief funds on a giant squid statue (4 May)

    Officials in Noto claim that their investment in the behemoth cephalopod, which measures 42-foot-long, 30-foot-wide and 13-foot-high, Kotaku reported on Monday, will help drum up tourism in the cash-strapped fishing town, which is located in the Ishikawa prefecture on Japan’s central-western coast.

    I don’t know if the Big Squid will attract tourists. Might give them nightmares.

    Via Instapundit.

  36. Ed Case says:

    I’m sensing evasion here, young Rexie.
    You’re not a Train Driver in the same way that Struth is an, um, Interstate Truck Driver, by any chance?

  37. Rex Anger says:

    You are desperate, aren’t you Grigory?

    Moronically desperate, even?

  38. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    calli says:
    May 5, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    beautiful!

    and for your pun as well!

  39. kaysee says:

    G. Edward Griffin – Communist Agenda:

    Is this a speech from the 1940s or 2021?

    In the 40s, G. Edward Griffin saw how the Communists of today would use race to infiltrate and manipulate society.

  40. calli says:

    I dunno what you’re implying there, Calli.

    I had a friend who loved model trains. He had a full setup, Gomez-style, in the basement.

    Although he was an accountant, I’m pretty sure he wasn’t quite crazy.

    He would have loved your job. Toot, toot! 😀

  41. Leigh Lowe says:

    Knuckle Dragger says:

    May 5, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    ‘Trains or trucks.
    Which is better?’

    Trams.

    Horse drawn?
    Or ‘lectric?
    Consider carefully before you answer.

  42. Caveman says:

    Big squid can only attract one immortal beast……Godzilla. How do write in dubbed language….

  43. calli says:

    and for your pun as well!

    I was going to work up something on sinister and adroit, but that can wait for another day. 😀

  44. The Barking Toad says:

    A rogue solar company which swindled customers out of millions of dollars has been slapped with a whopping $3 million fine.

    Vic Solar’s sole director, Sunny Srinivasan, has also been hit with a $450,000 penalty and has been disqualified from being a director of any company for five years.

    The huge penalties, handed down on May 3, come after the Federal Court earlier this year found Vic Solar had used “dodgy” and “aggressive” sales tactics to get customers to sign up to solar deals, including telling consumers they would never pay another energy bill.

    Vic Solar and Mr Srinivasan were found to have breached consumer law thousands of times between June 2014 and December 2018, including by failing to let customers know about their cooling-off rights, not respecting the cooling-off period before starting installations and advertising a false “community bulk-buy” of solar PV systems.

    Court documents show Vic Solar made about $41.3 million in revenue during that period.

    Justice Michael O’Bryan said Vic Solar ripped customers off, charging them up to $6000 more than market price for solar systems.

    “The consumer loss, across all of the sales made by Vic Solar, was therefore potentially in the millions of dollars,” he said.

    He said the unconscionable conduct was “deliberate” and “systemic” to Vic Solar’s business model.

    When governments hang out subsidies then shonks line up to rort the gullible.

    The shonks don’t usually have surnames like Smith or Jones either.

    (from the Hun)

  45. calli says:

    Charabancs. Drays.

    I believe ITK drives a phaeton occasionally.

  46. Rex Anger says:

    @ kaysee-

    Those who ingore (or wilfully obliterate) the past are condemned to repeat it…

  47. Roger says:

    [Goss] was opposition Leader at the time, and the Courier Mail had been puffing him since the mid 1970s,

    Since the mid-70s, eh?

    Very prescient of them, since Wayne didn’t even join the ALP until late 1975.

  48. kaysee says:

    ᵔᴥᵔ
     
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    Trois

  49. Rex Anger says:

    I believe ITK drives a phaeton occasionally.

    Toffee-nosed bastard.

    When the best we less-well-off-types get is a glorified boneshaker…

    #It’sATrap

  50. Ed Case says:

    Rex:
    Take your Grigs issues up with Grigs, he’s not hard to find.
    Yeah, you’ll probably need a rubber arsehole and someone to hold the mirror afterward, but …

  51. Rex Anger says:

    He would have loved your job. Toot, toot! 😀

    Most of them do.

    Worst model railway nuts and general railway fans, are those who also have them as a day job.

    Curiously, many Aviationists are exactly the same, with their static and flying models, mad desires to strap themselves to kites and fling themselves off the nearest cliff, or go chasing the rarest and most fickle of atmospheric phenomena for the simple joy of having done it

    #PeopleAreStrange

  52. Fair Shake says:

    Shy Ted says:
    May 5, 2021 at 9:26 am
    A woman has dropped to her knees in front of Scott Morrison
    A lifetime ago you’d have got your **** out.

    Lego

  53. Rex Anger says:

    Rex:
    Take your Grigs issues up with Grigs, he’s not hard to find.
    Yeah, you’ll probably need a rubber arsehole and someone to hold the mirror afterward, but …

    Oh dear.

    Grigs is offended because I won’t play his silly little troll games.

    Go change socks and try again.

  54. Ed Case says:

    I’ll take your word for it that Wayne didn’t join up until 1975, but he got in on the ground floor at the Aboriginal Legal Service earlier than that, and he was being pushed by the Courier before 1975 too.
    His old man, Keith Goss, had challenged Doug Sherrington for Preselection back in 1960, so he had a long Labor pedigree.

  55. Rex Anger says:

    Confession- Surfing the Morning Glory is on my bucket list.

    You’ll only get those roll clouds reliably in 2 places- The Gulf of Mexico, or up near Burketown on the Gulf of Carpentaria.

  56. Leigh Lowe says:

    Ed Case says:

    May 5, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    I’m sensing evasion here, young Rexie.
    You’re not a Train Driver in the same way that Struth is an, um, Interstate Truck Driver, by any chance?

    From what I can glean from the word-salad tsunamis, he is a retired truck-driver.
    Modern technology has passed him by, it would seem.
    And also from bus-driving.
    No technology problem there, but an over-abundance of … kvetchiness.

  57. jo says:

    love riding the trams in Lisbon.

  58. Rex Anger says:

    @ Mr Lowe-

    Old ‘No Vexation Without Investigation’ is looking to provoke like it did yesterday.

    Except the kvetch has already sailed.

    Throw it in the harbour, Boston-style…

  59. Rex Anger says:

    love riding the trams in Lisbon.

    A veritable roller-coaster ride, without the queues, crowds, overpriced tickets and subpar snacks.

    (Also on the Bucket List…)

  60. Anthony says:

    Why is there no news any more?

  61. Frank says:

    In news of advances at the forefront of pie technology.

    Banjo’s Bakery
    The Lasagne Pie, launched on Wednesday, joins bangers and mash, chicken parmigiana, double cheeseburger and Tasmanian scallop Pies in the franchises range of unique and experimental pies.

  62. Delta A says:

    Kaysee at 4.26 pm* and 4.34 pm.

    Two excellent posts.

    why didn’t the lot of you spend the past year just sorting the problems in your own backyard, instead of interfering in the health decisions of people around the world?

    That nails it. Billionaire nannies, who probably started out with noble ambitions, but whose god complex turned them into control freaks.

    *I’m going to make this at our next family monster breakfast, maybe skipping (or at least halving) the mozzarella base, and ditching the mayo. (Hmm. Perhaps just a touch of dijon. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  63. jo says:

    The train up the Douro river from Porto is great as is the Fave Railway across the north of Spain.

  64. kaysee says:

    Winston Smith says:
    May 4, 2021 at 5:17 am
    From The Daily Wire:
    One third of employees quit/are sacked after Wokeness is rejected by the company.

    Last year, Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase, wrote to his employees about the Company’s mission:

    It has become common for Silicon Valley companies to engage in a wide variety of social activism, even those unrelated to what the company does, and there are certainly employees who really want this in the company they work for. So why have we decided to take a different approach?

    The result:
    60 Employees Leave Coinbase Over CEO’s Pledge To Be Apolitical

  65. Leigh Lowe says:

    jo says:

    May 5, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    The train up the Douro river from Porto is great as is the Fave Railway across the north of Spain.

    Far better by truck.

  66. Rex Anger says:

    In news of advances at the forefront of pie technology.

    Banjo’s Bakery
    The Lasagne Pie, launched on Wednesday, joins bangers and mash, chicken parmigiana, double cheeseburger and Tasmanian scallop Pies in the franchises range of unique and experimental pies.

    Hopefully my beard is not past my ankles by the time it reaches WA…

    #OneWayTicketToAHeartAttack

    #Glorious

  67. Rex Anger says:

    Far better by truck.

    Pffft.

    Tel reckons ships is best.

    I’d go one better- Murray River paddlesteamer.

    Sandbars? Rocks? What sandbars and rocks?

    All ahead full and climb up and over the bastards!

  68. Leigh Lowe says:

    unique and experimental pies.

    Pies should never be “unique and experimental”.
    Ever.

  69. Infidel Tiger King says:

    My day to day transport is The Ruscombe Gentleman’s Steam Bicycle:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvS8wtnNQz4

  70. Roger says:

    he had a long Labor pedigree.

    Sure. He was also a very decent bloke. These days you’d have to add “for a Labor politician.” But his election in 1989 was by no means a foregone conclusion, nor was his employment of Rudd.

  71. Rex Anger says:

    From the Forbes article:

    Armstrong said workers from under-represented groups did not take the exit package in numbers disproportionate to the overall population.

    Hmmm… Virtue-signalling rich whiteys got more buttburt than Grigory because the Big Boss won’t pander to their bullshit. And thus left.

    Wow. I think this compaby might be going places… 😳

    Out to ou all lurking Diamond Handers and r/WallStreetBets retards? Your opinions?

  72. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    I would love to own a British Racing Green 1935 Bentley Blower. When I was about 11 I read a library book about such a car that won the Le Mans.🏎🏎🥰

  73. m0nty says:

    Why is there no news any more?

    What do you mean, Anthony?

  74. egg_ says:

    Intermodal transport
    Rail vs Road – Pros and Cons One of the key intermodal relationships has been between rail and road. Rail freight is often considered to be cheaper than road freight as rail cars can carry larger volumes over greater distances. In comparison, road freight tends to be more expensive, but offers greater flexibility in terms of final destination and volume of goods to be transported. Intermodal transport means combining the best parts of both of these services to suit your requirements. For example, if you have a small volume of goods to be transported, you could save money by covering the majority of the distance by rail and then finishing the journey quickly and efficiently by road without having to worry about extra handling in between.

  75. Rex Anger says:

    My day to day transport is The Ruscombe Gentleman’s Steam Bicycle:

    All is forgiven, ITK.

    Who wants a Tractor Pull?
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EVxByLO_6cA

    How ’bout a Tug O’ War?
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v

    #HotNSteamyAction

    #DirtyTorque

    #UpTheChuff

  76. Rex Anger says:

    @ BBS-

    I am fairly sure I have seen something of likely that make and vintage in the Perth area.

    Between 2012 and 14 when I was in one of those ticky-tacky shoeboxes at the unfashionable (WACA) end of St George’s Terrace, I frequently saw an old, Brit Racing Green Bently or equivalent coupe being driven around in the CBD on weekends.

    No idea where it is now…

  77. Leigh Lowe says:

    My day to day transport is The Ruscombe Gentleman’s Steam Bicycle:

    Coal fired?
    Or kerosene?

  78. Rex Anger says:

    @ Egg-

    The ISO container has been a godsend to the entire logistics chain worldwide.

    If it can fit in a box, it’s an easy ship.

    And if you can seal it properly, pretty much any granular or loose-packed material can go in one.

  79. Rex Anger says:

    Coal fired?
    Or kerosene?

    Liquid-fired seems the only logical solution- No space for solid, nor trailer to haul it in.

    You could do LPG gas for ease, but the tank volume for the desired range would be appalling.

    Many miniature guys in the US run LPG in their locos due to fire ban rules, but you need a lot of BBQ cans and manifolding for the same space in which you could have a day’s coal (asuming the quality isn’t shit) or diesel tank.

  80. Infidel Tiger King says:

    Coal fired?
    Or kerosene?

    Petrol.

  81. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Rex, big dollars worth there.

    Which reminds me of a certain person who has converted his beautiful Aston- Martin DB5 to run on wine and cheese. (I’m pleased that when we get him, it won’t be because of his “green-credentials”).

    https://www.eta.co.uk/2011/08/01/prince-charles-swaps-aston-martin-for-electric-bicycle/

  82. Leigh Lowe says:

    OK.
    So it’s a gentleman’s bicycle.
    How will you find someone in Perth to ride it?

  83. Leigh Lowe says:

    Infidel Tiger King says:

    May 5, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    Coal fired?
    Or kerosene?

    Petrol.

    Methane would by ideal for me.

  84. JC says:

    This is the sheila Gates apparently has been leg-overing for years.

    If anyone ever watched the Netflix special on him, I thought the current wife was quite scathing of Gates and couldn’t work out what was going on.

  85. Leigh Lowe says:

    JC says:

    May 5, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    This is the sheila Gates apparently has been leg-overing for years.

    Doesn’t look like an $80 bill trade-in to me.

  86. Delta A says:

    I love trains!*

    Don’t think it’ll make it on the bucket list, but on the off-chance that reincarnation is a thing, I’m applying now for position of train driver/engineer/whatever on the Overlander, Ghan or Indian Pacific. And in winter, I’ll drive the SA Steam Ranger that runs a-tootin and a-puffin through our town every Sunday.

    *I also love railway stations, including turntables and water refill tanks etc, and train bridges. But I especially love that mournful whistle and the smell of steam infused with coal smoke, while revelling in the clackety-clack of train music, as my grandson calls it.

  87. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    kaysee says:
    May 5, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    well put.

  88. Infidel Tiger King says:

    This is the sheila Gates apparently has been leg-overing for years.

    Like his products, he’s never been interested in beauty or form.

  89. JC says:

    LL

    Bezos takes off with a trannie and now this. The world’s become a really strange place and I think the Simulation is having fun with us. A demented, corrupt imbecile is president.

    It used to be the richest dudes had gorgeous looking gals. Now it’s the reverse.

  90. JC says:

    Artie

    I think Jobs said something similar to Gates and actually had a fight with him screaming that microtheft crap was ugly trash.

  91. Roger says:

    I also love railway stations, including turntables and water refill tanks etc, and train bridges. But I especially love that mournful whistle and the smell of steam infused with coal smoke, while revelling in the clackety-clack of train music, as my grandson calls it.

    +100!

  92. Nick says:

    Test2

  93. Infidel Tiger King says:

    I also love railway stations, including turntables and water refill tanks etc, and train bridges. But I especially love that mournful whistle and the smell of steam infused with coal smoke, while revelling in the clackety-clack of train music, as my grandson calls it.

    That’s why VFT’s are a waste of time.

    Bring back the steam engine, proper service and train travel will thrive.

  94. Ed Case says:

    But his election in 1989 was by no means a foregone conclusion, nor was his employment of Rudd.

    His Election was a foregone conclusion after the National Party axed Bjelke and replaced him with a guy that had no public appeal, but had also been puffed by the Courier Mail for years.
    The story around the selection of Rudd is murky, as is the explanation for his family’s later financial good fprtune.
    Just because it can’t be proved conclusively that Rudd’s entire career wasn’t above board doesn’t mean that it was on the up and up.

  95. Nick says:

    Grr this is playing up again

  96. Dave in Marybrook says:

    VFT + ASMR?

  97. Roger says:

    Test2

    Received.

    The clam chowder is good.

    I repeat: the clam chowder is good.

  98. Rex Anger says:

    OK.
    So it’s a gentleman’s bicycle.
    How will you find someone in Perth to ride it?

    Wow.

    Someone is feelingna bit savage today…

    @ ITK-

    Petrol actually makes very good sense for a small burner and pot boiler like that.

    It would not be hard to adapt all the tankage and kit from one of those moped conversion sets I frequently see bogans blurting about the suburbs in…

  99. JC says:

    You know, I wouldn’t consider anything else than the Euro-star traveling from London to parts of Europe or reverse. I’d even train it from Paris to Nice. Saves time and much more comfortable.

  100. Roger says:

    His Election was a foregone conclusion after the National Party axed Bjelke and replaced him with a guy that had no public appeal, but had also been puffed by the Courier Mail for years.

    The Courier-Mail sure has a lot to answer for, eh Ed?

    It’s almost as if Brisbanites in the 1980s couldn’t decide what to have for breakfast without referring to it.

  101. mh says:

    This is the sheila Gates apparently has been leg-overing for years.

    Maybe Gates is not ‘micro soft’ after all.

  102. JC says:

    hahahahahaha

  103. Top Ender says:

    My day to day transport is a BMW horizontally-opposed 650cc motorcycle.

    With sidecar.

    I have an open-face crash helmet, a handlebar moustache, and Mrs TE rides very sedately in the sidecar.

    That is all.

  104. Mitch M. says:

    350 STRONG CHINESE NAVY FLEET AGAINST 293 WARSHIPS LOADED U.S NAVY FORCE – ITS QUANTITY vs QUALITY !

    This is an example of why I think the MSM is overstating the Chinese military threat. Lots of ads, get ready to skip.
    The same applies to the Chinese air force. The only premium fighters they have are the Russian later model Flankers they purchased. Despite their boasts about the home grown stealth fighter China is trying purchase some SU35s from Russia. Very capable aircraft but Russia will be reluctant to sell because China reverse engineered the former Flankers they bought. So why more SU35 fighters? Perhaps it has something to do with an Indian SU30 MK Flanker easily tracking their so-called stealth fighter.

  105. JC says:

    Get a load of the auction estimate spread.
    Here’s a pic.

    A pair of pistols that once belonged to Founding Father Alexander Hamilton will be offered at a fine firearms auction on May 14.

    With an estimated value of between US$1 milion and US$3.5 million, the pistols could set a world record for publicly sold firearms, according to Illinois-based auctioneer, Rock Island Auction Company.

  106. Frank says:

    This is the sheila Gates apparently has been leg-overing for years.

    Purty mouth.

  107. dopey says:

    Stuart McGill thing is a mystery. Got me stumped, anyway.

  108. Rex Anger says:

    test?

  109. Rex Anger says:

    Turns out discussing the vagaries of steam engineering and 125-250kph+ running with a modern and well-designed steam locomotive is now verboten… 🤔

    Is one of the Cat’s Hamster-controllers a timewarped GM diesel locomotive salesman from the 1950s?

  110. Roger says:

    Stuart McGill thing is a mystery. Got me stumped, anyway.

    Perpetrator reportedly the brother of his girlfriend/business partner/employer*.

    * Journalists never get these details right during the early stages of a story.

  111. feelthebern says:

    Gates had a bird on the side.
    Bezos had a he/she on the side.
    Buffett had wife he lived with & wife in California.

    Musk had Amber Heard on the go.

    Who is the better billionaire?

  112. Rex Anger says:

    Stuart McGill thing is a mystery. Got me stumped, anyway.

    Maybe they got the wrong’un?

  113. Leigh Lowe says:

    JC says:

    May 5, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    You know, I wouldn’t consider anything else than the Euro-star traveling from London to parts of Europe or reverse. I’d even train it from Paris to Nice. Saves time and much more comfortable.

    Haven’t been on the Eurostar, but take the fast trains in France and Italy at every opportunity.
    Why the fuck would you fly Paris-Lyon-Dijon-Avignon-Nice etc or Rome-Naples-Florence etc?
    Even took the slow-ish train from Vienna to Budapest and back.

  114. PeterM says:

    What about this COVID case in Sydney? In his 50s, has not travelled, lives in the Eastern Suburbs.
    30/4 Bondi – went to movie The Courier
    30/4 Rushcutters Bay – Figo Restaurat
    1/5 Silverwater – Joes BBQ & Heating
    1/5 Annandale – BBQs Galore
    1/5 Casula – BBQs Galore
    2/5 Bondi Junction – The Meat Store

    I love this guy.

    Unless he bought a Weber

  115. Rex Anger says:

    My day to day transport is a BMW horizontally-opposed 650cc motorcycle.

    With sidecar.

    I have an open-face crash helmet, a handlebar moustache, and Mrs TE rides very sedately in the sidecar.

    That is all.

    ***Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra Intensifies***

  116. Leigh Lowe says:

    Roger says:

    May 5, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Stuart McGill thing is a mystery. Got me stumped, anyway.

    Perpetrator reportedly the brother of his girlfriend/business partner/employer*.

    * Journalists never get these details right during the early stages of a story.

    It gets curioser and curioser.
    The phrase “criminal masterminds” would not seem to be applicable.

  117. Nick says:

    test?

    The Alt-Cat aka the litter tray has meant that I have to test Malicious Mongrel emergency broadcasts every so often. The cardigan is too big, the cardigan is too big.

  118. Roger says:

    It gets curioser and curioser.

    Perp also reportedly done for cocaine.

  119. Rex Anger says:

    Sinuous

  120. Leigh Lowe says:

    Roger that.
    The cenotaph is clear!
    Repeat.
    The cenotaph is clear!
    Tyranny will not prevail.
    Code phrase is “REPORT THIS AD”.

  121. Rex Anger says:

    OK, it must have been the use of em******ance what tripped it.

    Not thermodynamics

  122. Rex Anger says:

    Report this… * Muffled BANG!*

  123. Roger says:

    Roger that.

    Yes?

  124. dopey says:

    Nine News. Balmain fire. Two firefighters injured by blaze at candle shop.

  125. Leigh Lowe says:

    Roger says:

    May 5, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    It gets curioser and curioser.

    Perp also reportedly done for cocaine.

    One of the guys used to own the restaurant which is now owned by his sister and MacGill.
    So two of the three possible causes being speculated about earlier – drux and property – are still in play.

  126. Roger says:

    So two of the three possible causes being speculated about earlier – drux and property – are still in play.

    I suspect it’s old fashioned extortion motivated by desperation.

  127. Leigh Lowe says:

    Re the Alt-Cat.
    Was there a “stand and/or fall if necessary” report from a rural Queensland cenotaph on the most recent Anzac Day?

  128. Nick says:

    It gets curioser and curioser.

    He’s also put on a heaaappp of weight.

  129. Roger says:

    He’s also put on a heaaappp of weight.

    Red wine will do that to you.

  130. Rex Anger says:

    The cardigan is too big, the cardigan is too big.

    That’s what she said, over… 🤣

    (Which is also why you never, EVER use the codeword ‘Liquor’ for anything…)

  131. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Ita Buttrose irate at exclusion from ABC board talks

    Adeshola Ore
    Reporter
    6 minutes ago May 5, 2021
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    ABC chair Ita Buttrose has queried why she was excluded from the selection process of the nat­ional broadcaster’s board members, just weeks before three vacancies on the board are expected to be filled.

    Ms Buttrose told the National Press Club on Wednesday “it made no sense” that, as the chair of the organisation, she was shut out from having a say in the make-up of the board.

    “I think that’s a mistake. I don’t know chairs of other companies who have no input into the composition of their board,” she said.

    “Although we are a commonwealth entity, I do think the chair of all commonwealth entities should have some input into who the directors are.

    “As chair, you know where you have to plug a few gaps, you know what you’re looking for. It doesn’t make any sense to me.”

    Appointments to the ABC board will be recommended to the Communications Minister Paul Fletcher by an independent nominations panel.

    Mr Fletcher will take the panel’s advice into account, before making his own recommendations to cabinet.

    Ms Buttrose has had a fractious relationship with Mr Fletcher: last year she accused him of political interference after he sent her a list of questions about a Four Corners’ episode titled Inside the Canberra Bubble.

    A spokeswoman for Mr Fletcher said the appointments were proceeding.

    Following her address, Ms Buttrose batted away attempts by several media outlets to ask about former attorney-general Christian Porter’s defamation case against the ABC.

  132. H B Bear says:

    One does not simply have a Miata.

  133. Rex Anger says:

    Was there a “stand and/or fall if necessary” report from a rural Queensland cenotaph on the most recent Anzac Day?

    Why?

    How much rum went in the Gunfire Breakfast coffee?

  134. Leigh Lowe says:

    I suspect it’s old fashioned extortion motivated by desperation.

    OK.
    What I am hinting at is the brudder had to relinquish the licence on the restaurant (maybe because of druck convictions).
    He is a silent partner but still entitled to an under the table sling (or thinks he is).

  135. The Barking Toad says:

    Credlin powerfully ripping into the socialist Victorian government.

    Especially the enquiry – “I know nothing”.

    And the long haired poof in “charge” of motel quarantine – “I am above being tested”. He’s been stood down = on leave on full pay.

    And how’s dickhead Dan going after getting pissed and pushed down the stairs at the Fox joint?

  136. Roger says:

    You’ve a devious mind, LL.

  137. Infidel Tiger King says:

    Maybe the restaurant was been used as a laundry.

  138. Rex Anger says:

    And how’s dickhead Dan going after getting pissed and pushed down the stairs at the Fox joint?

    Body-doubles and deepfakery?

  139. Eyrie says:

    I think Jobs said something similar to Gates and actually had a fight with him screaming that microtheft crap was ugly trash.

    vs over priced, glitzy, good looking, non robust Apple trash whose hardware falls to bits before its time and whose software, allegedly designed to work with that hardware, doesn’t perform all that well.

    I hate my iPad mini. never again! Only got it to run Avplan.

  140. kaysee says:

    Bons says:
    May 5, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    I think that she was probably just a child of her times, and ‘taking the piss’ was not racism in those days.
    I always did feel however that she was a touch ambivelent regarding the holocaust.

    There is a problem with groupthink and the social expectations of how one is supposed to think, feel and act on any issue. A person can have an incident in their life that colours their attitude to a certain topic. As long as a person doesn’t impose their negative or positive personal experiences on others, it is okay to have a different outlook on an issue.

  141. The Barking Toad says:

    You couldn’t body double dickhead Dan.

    Not with the hunchback and taxi ears.

  142. Roger says:

    “As chair, you know where you have to plug a few gaps, you know what you’re looking for. It doesn’t make any sense to me.”

    On the contrary, it makes perfect sense.

    You’ve lost the government’s confidence.

    If you had any integrity or self-respect you’d resign.

  143. Rex Anger says:

    @ Delta

    And in winter, I’ll drive the SA Steam Ranger that runs a-tootin and a-puffin through our town every Sunday.

    If you can pass the Rail Medical and feel physically up to it, there is nothing stopping you from getting onto SteamRanger now.

    Volunteer groups love all the help and interest they can get.

  144. kaysee says:

    Delta, that recipe makes a very cheesy breakfast.🙂

    One can get creative and substitute with other ingredients.
    Awaiting results ……..

  145. Nick says:

    He’s also put on a heaaappp of weight.

    Red wine will do that to you.

    Lies! All spread by big water

  146. Caveman says:

    This is the sheila Gates apparently has been leg-overing for years.

    That’s cause she looks like his mum
    ( get a picture up , i can’t cause I don’t have advanced technology)

  147. Delta A says:

    Volunteer groups love all the help and interest they can get.

    Thanks, Rex. You inspire me.

  148. Graham says:

    You know, I wouldn’t consider anything else than the Euro-star traveling from London to parts of Europe or reverse. I’d even train it from Paris to Nice. Saves time and much more comfortable.

    JC is right. I have done the train journey from Cannes to Paris. Not only is it extraordinarily fast (once you get past the area near Marseilles) but it is extraordinarily beautiful rural scenery virtually all the way. Beats flying any day.

    Maybe our overlords will release us from COVID prison one day.

  149. Snoopy says:

    “I think that’s a mistake. I don’t know chairs of other companies who have no input into the composition of their board,” she said.

    Very clever, Ita. But do you know chairs of other companies who do have input into the composition of their board?

  150. JC says:

    …but it is extraordinarily beautiful rural scenery virtually all the way. Beats flying any day.

    Isn’t it. incredibly so.

  151. Roger says:

    Lies! All spread by big water

    You may be on to something there, Nick.

    But until big water can offer a shiraz flavoured alcoholic substitute I’ll reserve my judgement.

  152. Roger says:

    …but it is extraordinarily beautiful rural scenery virtually all the way. Beats flying any day.

    See it while you can.

    8000+ new wind turbines in the next 10 years.

    To replace the nuclear power stations they’ve voted to close.

  153. JC says:

    Very clever, Ita. But do you know chairs of other companies who do have input into the composition of their board?

    Oh God.

    I don’t know about the ABC in particular, Rosanna. It’s owned by the government and we’d have to look at the statute to see if it’s the law or indeed there’s convention.

    Boards of private companies most certainly put up candidates for board seats with chairmen having explicit input.

  154. Rex Mango says:

    The Drum just had story about ABC investigative reporter Laura Dingle discovering she had sperm donor dad & no rights to find out who & how the sperm donor lab had been sold to some company etc & she had big whinge about her rights etc. ABC then wheeled out CEO of Choice who is gey & has 2 kids via donors & another corporate heavy whose gey daughter has kid via donor. Both of them said times had changed & problems & everyone agreed that sperm donors were cool nowadays. Not sure how they came to that conclusion after the start of the story.

  155. Infidel Tiger says:

    Toby Greene asked if he is misses Melbourne: “I miss friends and family but that’s about it”.

    Savage.

  156. Roger says:

    Near record snow falling in the UK in May.

    Global warming blamed.

  157. Albatross says:

    Delta A says:
    May 5, 2021 at 5:50 pm
    I love trains!*

    Don’t think it’ll make it on the bucket list, but on the off-chance that reincarnation is a thing, I’m applying now for position of train driver/engineer/whatever on the Overlander, Ghan or Indian Pacific. And in winter, I’ll drive the SA Steam Ranger that runs a-tootin and a-puffin through our town every Sunday.

    “Driving” is reserved for vehicles which can be steered. I think what you’re doing is more akin to “pointing”.

  158. JC says:

    Does anyone know what happened to AFL player salaries during the covid period. Were they paid. NRL too.

  159. kaysee says:

    Coming up, a few comments on the virus and vaccines.
    ………………………………………………………………………………….

    Weeks ago I posted this comment related to the FDA and vaccines. The FDA classifies the vaccines as Experimental.

    What about here in Australia? I checked the TGA website.

    The TGA has granted provisional approval to the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines.

    It is very important to note that the TGA evaluation process under the ‘provisional pathway’ is still a full review of the vaccine and the TGA does not have a mechanism for emergency use authorisations (EUA).

    Provisional registration of COVID-19 vaccine(s) in Australia

    (emphasis added)

    The provisional approval pathway provides a formal and transparent mechanism for speeding up the registration of promising new medicines with preliminary clinical data.

    Timeline: The provisional registration is for an initial period of 2-years, with the option to apply for up to two extensions, up to a maximum of 6-years. Sponsors may apply for ‘full registration’ when there is more clinical data to confirm the safety of the vaccine.

    The TGA’s provisional approval pathway consists of five steps:

    1. provisional determination
    2. pre-market registration
    3. provisional registration period
    4. extension of provisional registration (if required), and
    5. transition to full registration.

    So, the approval of the vaccines is at step 3.
    The vaccines do not have full registration which means that they are still in experimentation stage.

    See my previous comment linked above, for the details on the Nuremberg Code and medical experiments.

  160. Leigh Lowe says:

    Maybe the restaurant was been used as a laundry.

    Yep.
    The whole thing sounds kosher like a $3 note.

  161. Rex Anger says:

    “Driving” is reserved for vehicles which can be steered. I think what you’re doing is more akin to “pointing”.

    Incorrect Albatross.

    Driving denotes operating any vehicle in a deliberate and controlled manner. Far too many on the roads out there who cannot be distinguished between driving, aiming or low-level flying.

    Many, many more steering-wheel attendants out there tham actual drivers.

    Do you know if you are a driver?

  162. Leigh Lowe says:

    JC says:

    May 5, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    Does anyone know what happened to AFL player salaries during the covid period. Were they paid. NRL too.

    They got paid.
    A bunch of assistant coaches got rissoled.
    Some clubs collected millions in Job-Soaker.

  163. JC says:

    LL

    They got paid as in the entire salary?

  164. Infidel Tiger says:

    25% pay cuts for AFL players.

  165. Roger says:

    “Driving” is reserved for vehicles which can be steered. I think what you’re doing is more akin to “pointing”.

    I’m afraid that’s incorrect.

    But thanks for playing.

    And don’t forget to pick up your t-shirt on the way out.

  166. custard says:

    EXCLUSIVE: President Trump on Tuesday launched a communications platform, which will eventually give him the ability to communicate directly with his followers, after months of being banned from sites like Twitter and Facebook.
    The platform, “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” appears on http://www.DonaldJTrump.com/desk.
    The space will allow Trump to post comments, images, and videos.
    The technology appears to be powered by Campaign Nucleus— the “digital ecosystem made for efficiently managing political campaigns and organizations,” created by his former campaign manager, Brad Parscale.
    The space allows Trump to post, and allows followers to share the president’s posts to Twitter and Facebook, however, the new platform does not have a feature to allow users to “reply” or engage with Trump’s posts.

  167. Rex Mango says:

    Most 747 captain’s driving their aircraft Sydney to London spent so much time with their hands on the controls they could in pre virus times read the Weekend Oz cover to cover.

  168. Leigh Lowe says:

    Rex Mango says:

    May 5, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    The Drum just had story about ABC investigative reporter Laura Dingle discovering she had sperm donor dad & no rights to find out who …

    I hope she finds out it was Jeff Kennett or Andrew Bolt.

  169. Leigh Lowe says:

    Infidel Tiger says:

    May 5, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    25% pay cuts for AFL players.

    Ah, sorry.
    I thought they got full whack and the other staff copped it.

  170. bespoke says:

    ..

  171. Nick says:

    JC, NRL players got paid though at a reduced percentage

  172. Nick says:

    NRL Head Office also had massive layoffs.

  173. dopey says:

    Quite a few involved in the Stuart McGill case. Could there be a 12th man?

  174. Infidel Tiger says:

    Since they fired all the assistants, footy has improved out of sight.

  175. kaysee says:

    I haven’t got caught up in the ethical issue on vaccines, as yet. While our bishops advise us of the grounds on which we can take a vaccine, even on tainted cell lines, I am far more interested in the vaccines first passing the health and safety test. I want the assurance that we really have this terrifying pandemic that is about to destroy the human race and that this is a safe jab that will save me and the earth’s population. Then, I will concern myself on the moral issue.

    If 99.7% will recover from this scamdemic anyway, is the jab going to raise the figure to 99.8%? The safety rating is not going to be 100%, or even 99.9%, as there are several fatalities of those who have taken the vaccines. Is it going to save the elderly, obese and those with other comorbidities ?

    What is the purpose of this vaccine?

    Those who want to line up for something that is still in the experimentation stage can do so. As an additional security, wear the hazmat suits too.

    Who is going to be liable for using devious and coercive means (mandatory vaccines, passports, QR codes and sign-ins) to force people into something that is not proven to be safe for health?

    Chance of Surviving Covid-19 by Age and Sex

  176. Frank says:

    The Drum just had story about ABC investigative reporter Laura Dingle discovering she had sperm donor dad & no rights to find out who

    Could be worse, they pay for donations in the states don’t they. Dad is most likely to be some junkie that enjoys flogging into a flask over there.

  177. The Barking Toad says:

    Who the fuck names a kid Matiu?

  178. Roger says:

    The Drum just had story about ABC investigative reporter Laura Dingle discovering she had sperm donor dad & no rights to find out who …

    Otoh, imagine finding out your father was a wanker.

  179. Eyrie says:

    Most 747 captain’s driving their aircraft Sydney to London spent so much time with their hands on the controls they could in pre virus times read the Weekend Oz cover to cover.

    Then read War and Peace in its entirity.

  180. Rex Mango says:

    Haven’t followed this driving debate, but someone must have posted the clip of dogs being taught to drive cars in NZ – not sure a dog could drive a train:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NWJSb_Q6G0

  181. Nick says:

    Who the fuck names a kid Matiu?

    His marents

  182. Leigh Lowe says:

    Infidel Tiger says:

    May 5, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    Since they fired all the assistants, footy has improved out of sight.

    Damn straight.
    Too many has-beens yapping in players ears and coming up with all sorts of batshit crazy gameplans.

  183. JC says:

    Very funny, Nick

  184. Leigh Lowe says:

    Who the fuck names a kid Matiu?

    Saw him on the news.
    What a totally up-himself sideways flog.

  185. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    & everyone agreed that sperm donors were cool nowadays.

    Especially when they’re sued for maintenance payments. Yum!

  186. Rex Mango says:

    Set the timers on your VCRs folks, Leigh Sales just announced on 7.30 that later in the show Dr Norman Swan would be discussing vaccines.

  187. kaysee says:

    When India stopped prescribing Ivermectin and started vaccinating the deaths shot up
    Back in January, all talk was about Ivermectin, a cheap and effective remedy being used in India.

    However, the attention went onto the vaccine and since then the deaths have gone up and up and there are indications this might be repeated elsewhere.

    Sections (links) within the article:
    ▹India’s ‘Miraculous’ Ivermectin Covid Treatment Is Only $3 Per Person
    ▹How To Kill A Cure: The War On Ivermectin
    ▹Why Is Anybody Listening To The Who?
    ▹A Pattern Of Scientific Malpractice

  188. Frank says:

    Bruce of Newcastle says:
    May 5, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Given the context, Yum! was a poor word choice.

  189. JC says:

    FMD

    Just received a notification from the parasites at the Vic Dept. Health.

    We went to Sydney last week and there must be some Covid lazying around the place. A restaurant I bought a coffee and subsequently had dinner is highlighted. Thankfully, the times we were there doesn’t coincide otherwise we’d have to fuck around by getting tested and isolating until the result comes our way.
    What a freaking mess potentially.

  190. Rex Mango says:

    BoN, do remember Family Law case around 2005 where judge ruled that because the bloke had sex the traditional way with lezbo mother he was liable for child support, whereas if she had been turkey basted, no liability.

  191. JC says:

    I got a coffee there in Thursday afternoon.

    Had dinner there on Saturday evening
    Notification says if we were there

    Paddington Barbetta 2 Elizabeth Street, Paddington, NSW 2000 1:30pm to 2:30pm on Friday 30 April 2021

    I don’t get this though. If you were there the next evening (Saturday)… isn’t like the virus potentially still hanging around?

  192. Infidel Tiger says:

    That’s positive news JC.

    At least it shows Victoria finally has track and trace working.

  193. Leigh Lowe says:

    Bruce of Newcastle says:

    May 5, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    & everyone agreed that sperm donors were cool nowadays.

    Especially when they’re sued for maintenance payments. Yum!

    Try not to include “sperm donor” and “Yum!” in the same post.
    But if compo is the aim, that should be met by those who decide to breach the absolute privacy clauses in the original contract.
    These blokes jacked in a jar on the clear undertaking that there would be no (ahem) … blowback.

  194. notafan says:

    Last January I caught the train from Lisbon to Braga then bus to Ponteverde then train to Leon, to San Sebastian, then bus, train to Pau, train day trip to Lourdes, then train to Saintes and finally Paris.

    Fantastic.

    Can’t wait for the next train trip.

  195. TailgunneR says:

    he did an excellent job with D-Day
    Berlin,1945 is also epic.
    French SS some of the last men standing.
    Last man, last bullet?
    Yep.

  196. JC says:

    Artie

    I don’t exactly get it though. It says if you were there between those times 1.30 to 2.30. Okay well and good. It means I don ‘t need to get tested and isolate.
    Why doesn’t it impact the gang that came subsequent though. The spreader would have left virus there potentially , no?

    Nice place. Great food. Their Italian cheesecake is to die for.

  197. TailgunneR says:

    isn’t like the virus potentially still hanging around?
    Lol, the Coof?
    🤣🤣
    It’s time for a bulkbuy, Catallaxy exclusive, Nokia 3310 buy
    “I’m rolling 1G, homie. What you want?”
    Give me the pencil. With gloves, motherfucker.
    #Cooflyfe

  198. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Noticed up thread there a couple of contributions, so I couldn’t resist adding another 😊.

    https://youtu.be/6YP7GCXqdqU

  199. Leigh Lowe says:

    notafan says:

    May 5, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Last January I caught the train from Lisbon to Braga

    I did that in a Kenworth.
    Kept braking to avoid donkey carts.

  200. TailgunneR says:

    Their Italian cheesecake is to die for.
    Monty rethinking his Fauci Ouchi now!
    Did they have cheesecake at the inundated clinic, Montel?
    Can you still reach the phone!?

  201. Kept braking to avoid donkey carts.

    How many trailers were you pulling?
    & where were the donkeys?

  202. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Paddington Barbetta 2 Elizabeth Street, Paddington,”

    JC, you were in my neck of the woods! I often go to Barbetta….lovely coffee and food. Haven’t been for a few weeks though.

  203. Rex Mango says:

    kaysee, interesting article. That spike didn’t happen last year.

  204. Infidel Tiger says:

    Fantastic.

    Can’t wait for the next train trip.

    Unless it’s to Box Hill on a red rattler, you’ll be waiting a very long time.

  205. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Given how confidentiality has gone out the window regarding offspring wanting to know all about their wonderful penniless and feckless jar-filling dad, I suspect the great awokening will likewise wash away any opposition to suing the guy for glorious wads of money. The only defense is for the him to be penniless, therefore both feckless and exactly not the guy you’d want contributing to your turkey baster.

  206. Leigh Lowe says:

    How many trailers were you pulling?
    & where were the donkeys?

    Bob-tail.
    Can’t tow anything on those goat-tracks.
    And I was on holidays.

  207. JC says:

    Cassie

    It’s great. Really loved the place. We were walking past and liked the look of the jointand because it was coffee time we headed in. We later booked dinner for Saturday night. Their Sardinian Fregola with seafood is absolutely incredible. And the starter – salmon… kinda done sushi style was great. I ordered the salmon starter for myself and wifey took half, which really pissed me off because I hate sharing food. Then the cheesecake. unreal.

  208. Leigh Lowe:

    You would hope they all STFU in shame when the deathcamp newsreels surfaced post war.

    +lots.

  209. Rex Mango says:

    JC, Judgment Bar upstairs at the Courthouse offers fine dining with panoramic views of Taylor Square.

  210. Infidel Tiger says:

    Let’s hope Gladys continues to be sensible in the face of this ghastly Covid wave the denizens of Sydney are suffering under.

  211. TailgunneR says:

    Confession- Surfing the Morning Glory is on my bucket list.
    Put the Toy trains down for a minute and get a girlfriend, Rex.
    FFS.
    It’s always 4-6& offshore with a sexy lass next to you at 5.30am.

  212. JC says:

    Rex.

    Thanks but we’re really into the fine dining thing. We kinda of like side street joints such as Barbetta where the food is good and the risk of covid is very high.

  213. JC says:

    whoops not really..

  214. Albatross says:

    Rex Anger says:
    May 5, 2021 at 7:12 pm
    “Driving” is reserved for vehicles which can be steered. I think what you’re doing is more akin to “pointing”.

    Incorrect Albatross.

    Driving denotes operating any vehicle in a deliberate and controlled manner.

    Yes. Just like you can “drive” a car with only an accelerator.

  215. Frank says:

    Judgment Bar upstairs at the Courthouse

    Hah!

    Is that the same as it always was or has it been gentrified? Used to be pretty seedy with a dank atmosphere of hep-c sweat and ciggy smoke last time I was there.

  216. Rex Anger says:

    Put the Toy trains down for a minute and get a girlfriend, Rex.
    FFS.
    It’s always 4-6& offshore with a sexy lass next to you at 5.30am.

    Only if she’s got her Glider ticket, Gunner.

    Road trips are best done with a co-pilot/driver…

  217. Albatross says:

    Rex Anger says:
    May 5, 2021 at 7:12 pm
    […]
    Do you know if you are a driver?

    Listen buddy, in my younger days I would often eat a Big Mac with both hands and steer with my knees. I won’t be taking driving lessons from a Trainfrotter.

  218. Dr Faustus says:

    ‘We have to assume there are others’: Premier braces for spread after positive case

    A Sydney man with no known links to coronavirus cases in hotel quarantine has tested positive for COVID-19.

    “Our response would be proportionate to the number of cases that are established, the geographical location of the cases and whether or not they are in isolation,” Ms Berejiklian said.

    Translation: Ladies and gentlemen; Braaace…

  219. TailgunneR says:

    Not with the hunchback and taxi ears.
    Bart Simpson did a passing interpretation of an elementary school Monty Burns if I remember correctly.
    Never say never

  220. Rex Anger says:

    Yes. Just like you can “drive” a car with only an accelerator.

    Heheh.

    The man speaks Troof…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9WvT3s3E2b0

  221. Leigh Lowe says:

    Standby!
    Train vs Truck 2.0 starting soon!

  222. Albatross says:

    Rex Anger says:
    May 5, 2021 at 8:00 pm
    Yes. Just like you can “drive” a car with only an accelerator.

    Heheh.

    That first one. What a spastic.

  223. Rex Anger says:

    Listen buddy, in my younger days I would often eat a Big Mac with both hands and steer with my knees. I won’t be taking driving lessons from a Trainfrotter.

    But can you get up and take a piss at 80 kph?

    Shades of the Phantom vs. Hercules joke here…

  224. Rex Mango says:

    Frank, twenty years ago it used be a great all night dive. It was also good entertainment in daytime watching junkies negotiating traffic at the busiest intersection in the country, prior Eastern Distributor and four lanes bumper to bumper climbing Bourke St off the bridge. Nowadays pretty quiet, but the food is ok & the view still good.

  225. Nick says:

    Tooot tooot

  226. JC says:

    OMG, the sheer horror of it all.

    Staff showed defiance in face of rules

    A COVID-19 tester told shocked colleagues at the Stamford Plaza that she couldn’t see the problem in firing up her e-cigarette.

    A swab team on the frontline in the state’s high-rise war waged in Melbourne’s hotels put down testing kits at 3.45pm on April 10 for a break.

    What happened next in room 315 at the Stamford Plaza shocked three of the COVID-19 testers. As for the fourth team member, she couldn’t see the problem in firing up her e-cigarette.

    “I’m vaping an aloe vera substance and there is no risk to setting off the fire alarm, and I’ve been vaping all week without triggering an alarm,” the pathology assistant told stunned colleagues, according to an incident report.

    Triggering a fire alarm was the least of their concerns. What scared them was that a colleague, despite the training and the publicity around the turbocharging effect of devices such as nebulisers on coronavirus, thought it was OK to vape in a quarantine hotel.

    “Three members of staff witnessed (redacted) smoking an e-cigarette/vape yesterday,” one of the workers stated in the incident report.

  227. notafan says:

    My car has that driver alert technology.

    Did get beeped at a couple of times on the road trip.

    Been a long time since I caught a red rattler through Box Hill.

    Thank goodness for smoking carriages.

  228. Rex Mango says:

    Driving not the same since demise of bench seats. Do remember being able to change drivers on long trips never dropping below 110kph.

  229. TailgunneR says:

    Box Hill on a red rattler,
    I always rode the Smoking Car on those.
    Less junkies than Metro
    🤔

  230. Rex Anger:
    Try this link.
    I’m not sure how you get there, Bruce O’Newk knows how to make the piccies available, I’m just guessing.

  231. Rex Anger says:

    Thank goodness for smoking carriages.

    Errr… Phrasing? 😬

  232. TailgunneR says:

    Snap!
    Notafan
    😃🤣👍

  233. Leigh Lowe says:

    Yes. Just like you can “drive” a car with only an accelerator.

    Mmmyes.
    One quite calm day I got involved in trying to land an aircraft using only the trims and throttle.
    It’s not as easy as it sounds.
    Flaring using just trim takes a bit of doing.

  234. Rex Anger says:

    @ Winston-

    It’s all good.

    But Grigory does need flinging into the nearest harbour, Boston-style…

  235. TailgunneR says:

    being able to change drivers on long trips never dropping below 110kph.
    I want girl with a short skirt…and a loooongg,jacket

  236. Rex Anger says:

    @Leigh Lowe-

    Wete tour trims manual or electric?

    I can imagine manual wheels being sticky and reluctant at all the wrong moments, and electric trims just not being fast enough from stop to stop…

  237. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Listen buddy, in my younger days I would often eat a Big Mac with both hands and steer with my knees.

    that’s at least our different offences now and hefty fines

  238. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    -> f

  239. TailgunneR says:

    “Driving” Wars.
    Nice

  240. Albatross says:

    Rex Anger says:
    May 5, 2021 at 8:01 pm
    […]
    But can you get up and take a piss at 80 kph?

    If I were pointing a train I could make a roast dinner and take a leisurely dump.

  241. Rex Anger says:

    being able to change drivers on long trips never dropping below 110kph.
    I want girl with a short skirt…and a loooongg,jacket

    For once, a mental image from a quip at the Cat that didn’t have me reaching for the eye bleach.

    Thanks, Gunner! 🙂

  242. Rex Anger says:

    If I were pointing a train I could make a roast dinner and take a leisurely dump.

    Now you’re getting it! 😃👍👍

  243. Albatross says:

    Leigh Lowe says:
    May 5, 2021 at 8:04 pm
    Yes. Just like you can “drive” a car with only an accelerator.

    Mmmyes.
    One quite calm day I got involved in trying to land an aircraft using only the trims and throttle.
    It’s not as easy as it sounds.

    Airplane: pitch, roll, yaw & speed.
    Train: speed.

  244. TailgunneR says:

    Rolling a joint on Geelong Rd on the way home from 6-8ft Winki in August.
    Driving a few k’s with your knees and singing Nirvana tunes.

  245. kaysee says:

    Rex Mango says:
    May 5, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    The media are feeding us with the story they want us to believe.

    I got this image on another blog. I have verified the Sky News image but the NY Post images have changed. They either made a mistake or they realised they had been caught out.

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