Open Forum: June 4, 2021

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  1. feelthebern says:

    Grigs really trying for the stupid credits on the “dumb” sock.

  2. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Thaivisa notes that Thais like a good phallus; some wear them about their necks or waists to ward off nasty spirits while they are often seen at temples.

    Goodness, just like the Romans. Atavism is alive and well in Thailand.

    Rainmaking phallus in the middle of the road: made with care, realistically presented, and destroyed with enthusiasm after success as the season changes.

    Interesting link, thanks Harlequin.

  3. Herodotus says:

    Geoffrey Edelstein dead at 78. The thing I remember most about Geoffrey is Gabi Greco.
    Or, to be more precise, some lovely black and white still shots of her late night nude walk around the Melbourne CBD. These used to be available somewhere on the web, but I couldn’t find them quickly before posting this comment. But she was pretty good eye candy in 2015. The still present grainy colour video stuff is just not the same.

  4. feelthebern says:

    You can get a Tesla3 for 67k drive away.
    Fully loaded.
    That’s about 30k less than what they were 6 months ago.
    Something is fishy about that.

  5. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Katrina Dawson…..no relation to the Dawson brothers.

  6. Terry Pedersen says:

    I lost a leg somewhere. Buggered if I know where it is.

    Prolly a 5/1o.

    Fair enough, since it was less than half a leg.

  7. calli says:

    Speaking of weddings, a family one coming up. Apparently the fashion in wedding presents is Direct Deposit. Very venal, but there it is.

  8. Top Ender says:

    Treaty Commissioner Mick Dodson has confirmed his resignation and that his behaviour “fell short of the high standards” he sought to uphold.

    In a statement Mr Dodson said he was coming to terms with significant childhood trauma which resulted in a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder.

    “Over the years, I have tried to manage this as best I could with limited professional support, which has also been interrupted during the pandemic,” he said.

    “The events reported recently are deeply regrettable and I sincerely apologise to the individuals involved. These incidents have also given me cause to stop and reflect, and to seek treatment for these previously unresolved issues.”

    Mr Dodson said his actions didn’t reflect his commitment to helping others.

    “While disappointing, my actions do not reflect my commitment to helping others in a lifelong career dedicated to my people and public service. After investing the time needed to work on my health, I intend to continue working for my community and my people.”

    EARLIER: Treaty Commissioner Mick Dodson will resign from his role at 5pm today.

    In a statement the Government said:

    “The Northern Territory Treaty Commissioner Mr Mick Dodson has tendered his resignation from the role. The resignation will be effective from the close of business today.”

    It follows accusations he verbally abused and threatened an Aboriginal woman at TIO Stadium in January.

    Professor Dodson – a former Australian of the Year – had not denied the allegations but said he had no recollection of the incident.

    NT News

  9. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Katrina Dawson…

    Killed by ricocheting fragments of bullets, fired by NSW police.

  10. Top Ender says:

    Meghan Markle’s book, The Bench, is so terrible it’s funny
    JACK THE INSIDER
    Follow @JacktheInsider

    I have largely avoided the House of Windsor’s recent travails, the rapid departure of a subset of their own who rejected the privileges of royal birth and marriage, preferring the sort of fame normally associated with celebrity chefs and the inventor of jazzercise.

    Leave these people alone with their excruciating emotional pain, I thought.

    But that was never going to last because the artist presently known as the Duchess of Sussex, has knocked out a book; a children’s book no less and has done so presumably because children’s books have fewer words. No staring at a blank page with the grim task of knocking out 100,000 of them in vaguely coherent sentences or whispering sweet scandals to a ghostwriter for Meghan. The Bench’s word count comes in at a neat 169 words.

    In what amounts to another triumph of brevity over ability, Meghan Markle’s autograph printed in the book reminds us she aspires to float in the rarefied air of megastardom, where one’s second name has become superfluous. There was Elvis, there is Cher, there sadly is Bono. There will always be Oprah. And now there is Meghan.

    The book is not yet on the shelves in Australia, but the reviews are in, and the general consensus is Meghan’s The Bench is a blazing zeppelin crash of drooling schmaltz and bad poetry.

    Consider the following:

    “Right there on your bench

    The place you’ll call home …

    With daddy and son …

    Where you’ll never be ’lone.”

    ‘Lone? Was a syllable extinguished to quicken up the iambic pentameter? Or a ghastly typo not picked up in the desk edit? It’s hard to know but if you listen carefully, you can hear George Gordon Byron, the sixth Baron Byron spinning in his grave, doing 360s at such a rate, the energy harvested could power a small city.

    The House of Windsor’s benchmark to date on children’s literature is Budgie: The Little Helicopter from the desk of the Duchess of York, in what became a series of books and then an animated children’s television show that at face value is so derivative of a certain community of locomotives with loveable faces, that Ringo Starr may well have contemplated calling in the lawyers but clearly had too much class to chase it up.

    The references to children’s literature and helicopters, brings to mind what may be the funniest story ever told, the night Bill Leak hosted Chopper Read in his inner city apartment in Sydney.

    There are few people in this country who would have offered Chopper Read bed and lodging at the drop of a hat but that was Bill, generous to a fault. It was one of the many reasons we loved him.

    It was the height of Chopper’s literary notoriety and having knocked out a small library of ‘true’ crime reminiscences, Mark Brandon Read had decided to turn his hand to children’s literature.

    The fruit of Chopper’s literary loins was Hooky the Cripple: The Grim Tale of a Hunchback Who Triumphs – a largely autobiographical tale of a vicious brute with a heart of gold with illustrations by artist and friend of Chopper’s, Adam Cullen.

    The children’s book was launched at a pub – the San Francisco Hotel in Woolloomooloo, the first sign that the target market for the book had been roughly forgotten. The ceremony over, many beers were consumed. Bill and Chopper hit it off immediately. Long story short, they imbibed heavily at the Frisco and continued with a solid course of liquid refreshment long into the night at licenced premises various.

    Bill hit a feature on the pokies and walked away $600 richer. A fine night was had. We know this because Bill was telling the story to his mates, Daily Telegraph cartoonist Warren Brown and abstract impressionist Dave Naseby over a coffee the morning after. “Terrific bloke, Chopper,” Bill said.

    Chopper had left early in the morning to catch a flight back to Melbourne, leaving Bill with the golden, if a little blurry, memories of his stay.

    And it would have remained in the realms of vaguely interesting anecdotes until Bill reached for his wallet to pay for his coffee and discovered Chopper had emptied its contents at some point in the wee hours prior to departing for the airport. Bill had no cash. The pineapples he had had on hand for random spending were gone. The $600 win on the pokies had vanished, too. Warren paid for the coffees after taking several minutes to compose himself.

    Most people who have heard this story almost always miss out on the epilogue, generally because they are laughing too hard, but it bears telling. In the aftermath of the larceny, Chopper wrote a letter to Bill, returning some but not all of the money he’d swiped and in offering one of life’s many lessons, urged Bill to bear him no ill.

    “You do know I’m a thief,” Chopper wrote as if no further explanation was required.

    It was compelling in an odd sort of way. Chopper had merely ceded to a Pavlovian response. See money, take money.

    You see, one must be what one is and more so, not try to be what one isn’t.

    And that is a lesson Meghan Markle seems not to have learned just at the minute. Maybe the penny will drop after a cooking show or two.

    JACK THE INSIDER COLUMNIST
    Peter Hoysted is Jack the Insider: a highly placed, dedicated servant of the nation with close ties to leading figures in politics, business and the union movement.

  11. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    In a statement Mr Dodson said he was coming to terms with significant childhood trauma

    Both parents died, within three months of each other, in 1960.

  12. Eyrie says:

    If there wasn’t a law against it most men would have already.

    Geez, some of you guys must have great relationships.

  13. P says:

    Geoffrey Edelstein dead at 78.

    Walgett, where he bought his first private practice.
    He obtained a private pilot’s licence in order to provide medical services to remote communities – often at no cost to patients when they could not afford to pay.

  14. Terry Pedersen says:

    Louise Staley looks far too well fed.

  15. Rosie says:

    I saw Geoffrey once in the 90s. A good looking dapper little fellow. Tried too hard to maintain his youth in recent years. Sad way to go, for anyone.

    I’m sorry to hear it.

  16. Ed Case says:

    Let’s look at this rationally.
    Chris Dawson was keen on young hotties, his wife was 32, had always worked, so didn’t know the kids real well.
    The marriage was a bust, she was a theatre nurse spending her days with blokes who could afford to buy happiness.
    It was dead simple to create a new identity in 1982, that’s what she did, everyone who needed to know kept silent, that’s it.

  17. BrettW says:

    Tucker Carlson (10 June) discusses the vaccine on school age kids. Also top story in Daily Mail US. Seems there will be an emergency meeting of CDC about rate of heart problems in boys after the vaccine.

    Favourite part mentioned by Tucker is that all colleges in US planning to make vaccine mandatory for the kids but not for the staff. Now that is leadership by example !

  18. Leigh Lowe says:

    Thanks for that Googlery QC.
    Normal woman permanently abandons children and extended family to upgrade to a surgeon.
    Which she never goes out in public with ever again.
    Now that Googlery has called it, Betfair have the Dawson conviction at $1.01.

  19. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Normal woman permanently abandons children and extended family to upgrade to a surgeon.
    Which she never goes out in public with ever again.

    Yep. Passes the pub test. lol

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  21. Ed Case says:

    You’re pretty naive about women, Leigh.
    When the chips are down they’ll always do what’s best for themselves and that’s it.
    If it was any other way, they wouldn’t be women, they’d be men.

  22. Leigh Lowe says:

    calli says:

    June 11, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    Speaking of weddings, a family one coming up. Apparently the fashion in wedding presents is Direct Deposit. Very venal, but there it is.

    Funny you should say that.
    We got an invitation to a thrice deferred wedding last week.
    Same thing.
    Send cesh.
    But when we thought about it, they’re 30’s, been living together for a while and their house is set up, so it makes sense.

  23. Ed Case says:

    Yep. Passes the pub test. lol

    What would a bunch of random drunks in a pub know?

  24. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    But when we thought about it, they’re 30’s, been living together for a while and their house is set up, so it makes sense.

    The last three weddings I’ve been to have been the same – living together, house set up, “wishing well” in the corner of the reception, envelopes welcome.

  25. Arky:

    Dunno.
    I’ve gone from 500 – 600 views a day to 80.
    I’m not going to the bother of making a new vid if only a hundred people are ever going to watch it.

    Mate, I only have two regular readers of my FB page (I can’t afford to set up a webpage) but I don’t care. I post the stuff I do because I want to. The ‘admirers’ who think I am the worlds most knowledgeable person are just the icing on the cake.
    Yes – they’re both related to me…
    😀

  26. Leigh Lowe says:

    Do you hope to have a girlfriend one day Googlery?
    If so, you might want to ask some kittehs what works and what doesn’t.
    (Hint – I am betting they don’t suggest that, on the first date, you say that all women are avaricious social climbers).

  27. egg_ says:

    There was Elvis, there is Cher, there sadly is Bono. There will always be Oprah. And now there is Meghan

    Meghan Trainor?

  28. Steve trickler says:

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
    June 11, 2021 at 5:58 pm
    Jesus Christ Lizzie. Just how thoroughly do you Boomers want to destroy our civilisation before extinction?

    Don’t be ridiculous, Steve. As Johanna has gleefully pointed out, I am older than any boomer, although not by too much – ex-hubby who was there last night is 74 and was called up for military service in the great Wang lottery was an early boomer. Boomers are getting older.

    And now to your substantive point: I offer the only reasonable way out of the Covid impasse. Vaccinate those willing in the older age ranges, there is no need to vaccinate anyone under 35 and most likely under 50, forget about testing unless people turn up as really ill, when they can then access decent treatment, use sensible quarantine measures re international arrivals and Covid hotspots (aboriginal communities could become these) to genuinely ‘flatten the curve’ as Covid is allowed to spread throughout the population, which is realistically what must happen.

    All of this bullshit about ‘destroying our civilisation’ is so much hot air. Cow farts.

    Slow down.

    Bold 1: That was not me.

    Bold 2: It is not a vaccine. Period.

    Bold 3: I disagree. These people pushing this scam and vaccines are pure evil. The evidence is overwhelming.

  29. bespoke says:

    Winston Smith

    I think it was poignant the old fella (no offence) thanking him. Andy has a lot of guts.

  30. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    You can put cash into a special wedding account at Peters of Kensington, or you can select something they want that is listed at David Jones, or you can put money (crisp notes please) into an envelope in a ‘Wishing Well’, or ‘Honeymoon Special Basket’ for the couple to spend as they wish.

    My son and daughter with Hairy both had large social weddings around five and ten years or so ago respectively and this is what happened there. It’s what is done and accepted these days in other invitations we’ve received. Often the couple has lived together for a while already, so as said above, it makes sense to help out with other expenses.

  31. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Hint – I am betting they don’t suggest that, on the first date, you say that all women are avaricious social climbers.

    Oh.

    Oh right.

  32. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    ‘Destination’ weddings in far-off places, Italian and French castles, or Hawaiian island retreats, are also popular in recent times. Covid though has knocked the bottom off that market for a while.

  33. Makka says:

    It’s been few days since Origin and I wanted to settle a bit.

    I’ve never been more disgusted in a Qld performance than Wednesday night’s debacle. But it’s a series and what to do?

    There is a very good brains trust in Qld that I think are on the outer. Putting Green in as coach ahead of Billy was a horrendous mistake. The modern game is pure momentum and Green is clueless to what it takes to beat the best at it. Billy on the other hand helped build the modern game, one of the architects. Qld forwards looked spooked and puffed after 15 minutes. Slow and ineffective. The backs looked they’d first met on the field, they were so disjointed and tanglefooted. I’ve watched Coates be caught out of position defending his wing all fkg year yet he got a run(wtf!). Worst of all there was no aggressive energy to be found in Qld. None.

    Qld looked like a reserve grade side in a local club match ffs.

    There’s only one answer to this. Qld are so far behind their only option for a successful Origin 2 is to smash them. Hard, fast and frequently. Smash the shit out of them every tackle so they are so rattled , NSW don’t know what day it is. Anything less will result in another flogging . IMO.

  34. Dot says:

    Walgett blogging.

    That usually gets Gunner annoyed or amused.

  35. feelthebern says:

    Don’t forget, Grigs tried to say the rootin’ tootin’ teachers Dawsons were the siblings of the lawyer Dawsons.

  36. Ed Case says:

    … you say that all women are avaricious social climbers).

    Verballing/Gaslighting because you haven’t a credible counter argument, Leigh?

  37. calli says:

    If they’re all set up, what do they need the money for?

    Next, we’ll have Christmas by Direct Deposit. 😀

    Never mind. I’ll be generous. I promises.

  38. Steve trickler says:

    Who will be the first drip to source wikipedia on the bloke? That is another story.

    It’s good to see the old bloke stick the boot in. Harsh words for Sridhar.

    Dr Vernon Coleman shows how Professor Devi Sridhar and the BBC have lied about the risks involved with giving covid-19 jabs to children. Sridhar claims it is safe to give the experimental jab to children. Dr Coleman proves that’s a lie.

    Lies on the BBC will Result in Children Dying

  39. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Grigs tried to say the rootin’ tootin’ teachers Dawsons were the siblings of the lawyer Dawsons.

    Ed October holds the view that the clue to this mystery lies somewhere in Episode 4, Season 1 of Dawson’s Creek.

  40. Ed Case says:

    Chris Dawson and Paul Dawson were the twins, both teachers at one stage.
    Peter Dawson [not the singer, ‘bern] is their brother.
    He’s a retired Solicitor.

  41. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Bold 3: I disagree. These people pushing this scam and vaccines are pure evil. The evidence is overwhelming.

    Disagreement is your prerogative. As it is mine. Plenty of stuff ups but not an overwhelming conspiracy of killing imho. Money is being made; no doubt about that, but it is being made in lots of other ways too about other things I find a problem, like renewables; it’s not a perfect world.

    It is a form of vaccine, which urges the creation of a means of fighting a specific virus.
    That will do me for a descriptor. mRNA is the new tech, AZ uses an older mode. It will work to reduce deaths in susceptible populations. The rest can take their chances.

  42. calli says:

    I’m trying to imagine a small, antisocial wedding. Sounds good.

  43. Knuckle Dragger says:

    He’s a retired Solicitor.

    Sure is.

    He built the family log cabin next to the creek.

    Dawson’s Creek.

  44. feelthebern says:

    Makka, I think the Blues will win 3 zip (if they remain relatively intact & injury & suspension free).
    But your critique doesn’t name the real culprits.
    DCE missed or fell off four tackles which resulted in four tries either that play or the next.
    Also, Christian Welch was more important to QLD last year & Melbourne this year than any other forward. Him going off with HIA after 15-20mins was a big blow.
    Last, Teddy’s kick returns versus Holmes kick returns were a killer for QLD.

  45. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Next, we’ll have Christmas by Direct Deposit. 😀

    Donations to charities are the big thing there for far off older rellies who no longer need to receive a gifted new wallet etc each year. The younger ones still need a gift for it to really be Christmas. Also donations instead of flowers at funerals.

    I still like flowers there though; the evanescence of living things personified, and all of the strange beauty of life. Just consider an orchid. Or a rose.

  46. feelthebern says:

    Grigs also reckons they are related to Smokey Dawson.
    Grigs has also made a Smokey Dawson recliner from backpacker skins.

  47. Delta A:

    Best man had the same problem after his double bypass. I gave him a hand towel which he clutched to his chest every time he coughed or sneezed.

    My sister bought me a stuffed emu they sell in the cafeteria downstairs for just this purpose. We still joke about the operation being a breeze, but the man flu nearly killed me.
    Still get headaches/migraines from the medication but there’s not much they can do about it – and they’ve pulled the pin on any more Panadeine Forte. So that’s quite a trial.
    This explains the erratic timings of my postings as the migraines keep me awake for about 36 hours before I crash.
    But it’s for my own good, they tell me.

  48. Leigh Lowe says:

    ‘Destination’ weddings in far-off places, Italian and French castles, or Hawaiian island retreats, are also popular in recent times.

    Often designed specifically to exclude the poorer and more “embarassing” relatives.

  49. H B Bear says:

    You’re pretty naive about women, Leigh.

    Shooting the lights out Groogs. Don’t stop. Ed comes through with the goods.

  50. Old School Conservative says:

    Logging on cap’n.

  51. Ed Case says:

    Sure is.

    He built the family log cabin next to the creek.

    Are you thinking of Smoky Dawson there, Knuckles?

  52. feelthebern says:

    Grigs doesn’t know what to do.
    Does he keep going with the “dumb” handle – Ed ?
    Or does he change to the “smart” handle – Pedo ?
    Boy, are those back packers gunna get it tonight.

  53. Leigh Lowe says:

    Ed.
    Just back from the pub.
    Watched a bit of classic Test Cricket on the big TeeVee in the bar.
    Burnsie!!!
    Creaming them all over the park!
    Oh.
    Rory Burns.
    Same family name.
    But, unlike Joe, can bat.
    Also a barrister I believe.

  54. H B Bear says:

    I’m getting quotes on a Karl Stefanovic themed wedding.

  55. feelthebern says:

    Makka, if QLD have a fit Ponga, Grant, Welch for game two.
    And DCE remembers how to tackle.
    And Kaufusi doesn’t have such a shit game.
    They might be in with a chance.

    Also, what are the odds of Turbo & Latrell both playing out of their skins again for NSW?

  56. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Are you thinking of Smoky Dawson there, Knuckles?

    Aaaaahahahahaaaa.

    Man. That’s good.

    No no Ed. Smoky didn’t have a TV series, just some infomercials.

  57. Ed Case says:

    Look out, the Vegans are out in force tonight.

  58. Makka says:

    bern,
    Like I said, Qld has no chance but to rattle NSW. They can’t outplay them, they have to be put of their game with brutality and aggression. Lots of pain.

    I read a stat somewhere there were more missed tackles Wednesday than all of Qld missed tackles in the last series. IMO DCE is passed it. Too busy being a union rep .

    Qld ,even after half time , stood back and watched Turbo as if he was a beautiful sunset.

    But I hold little hope tbh. JT and Green are not up to it. Smith and Billy are the only pair to bring us back from the brink.

  59. Leigh Lowe says:

    Chris Dawson and Paul Dawson were the twins, both teachers at one stage.
    Peter Dawson [not the singer, ‘bern] is their brother.
    He’s a retired Solicitor.

    Thanks for the reminder Googlery.
    I have a funny feeling we might hear more about those brudders before this case is done.

  60. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Quarter time.

    A predictably beige contest between the Mayblooms and the Sydney Mancravers.

  61. Makka says:

    The QLD team preparation was rubbish. The rot starts at the top. We’re fkd.

  62. H B Bear says:

    Nice of BoJo to bring his daughter to the G7 for Sleepy Joe to sniff.

  63. feelthebern says:

    Alfie Langer would go better than DCE.

  64. Leigh Lowe says:

    Whooaar!
    Just had a look at the Furniture Store.
    Trooble at mill.
    Faulty accusing St Ruth of cutting and pasting stuff from the Furniture Store to the Cat … without attribution.
    (Don’t stress Faultster. We know where it comes from. Hi, Larry).
    And warns St Ruth not to reply with … gasp … a wordwall.

  65. feelthebern says:

    They need to ask Munster who he wants at number seven and go with that.
    I’m pretty sure it isn’t DCE.

  66. feelthebern says:

    a wordwall.

    That’s actionable.

  67. Leigh Lowe says:

    Actionable?
    Sosueme.

  68. Old Lefty says:

    The deputy principal of Cromer High who allegedly showed the door to, and completely ignored, a deputation of parents who came to complain about teachers shagging their kids was still alive a year ago. Concealment charges, anyone?

  69. feelthebern says:

    Maybe the Big Websites can’t handle a world wall.
    Keep in mind he only went with the 20k option.

  70. calli says:

    Hysteria on the interwebs?

    I recommend shoe shopping.

  71. Leigh Lowe says:

    Yeah, I know, right.
    $20k websites.
    Bargain basement.
    I feel a little guilty I didn’t unload some Bluechips and help him out.

  72. Knuckle Dragger says:

    And warns St Ruth not to reply with … gasp … a wordwall.

    Then goes into a rant about seniority at the Shop. Who was there first, and so on.
    Presumably this is about who gets to be assistant deputy floor stock manager on Wednesdays.

    It’s cabin fever, and it’s also exactly what happens when you throw several centipedes in a box. Shortly afterwards, they’ll all punch on.

    Best not to quote it.

  73. feelthebern says:

    The good thing is, if QLD lose the game 2, it does give them the excuse to ditch DCE & maybe a few others for game 3.
    I think that young Forgarty (spelling?) for the GC is showing promise.

  74. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Faulty.

    St. Ruth.

    Check your email.

  75. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    Makka says at 5:20 pm:

    ” Is there something in the water down there that makes Victorians like this??

    Fk off 2stix. As if rednecks like you have a lock on sanity? FFS, Qld couldn’t even field a footy team Wednesday night.”

    Quite so, correct, they were poor throughout. 50% Australian and 50% lazy big log Pacific Isanders who can’t be bothered tackling (unless someone else has first slowed the player down); who love to attack the head and go all childish innocence when they are penalised for it; and who definitely don’t like getting tackled ‘cos it hurts. This is the main reason the Broncos have been playing like donkeys for the last couple of years.

    Queensland were never in the hunt. I like Brad Fittler, his coaching results over 14 years have been mediocre though.

    NSW fielded 29% Australian players, 33% Pacific Islanders, 22% from European families (Serbia, Croatia) and 17% noble savages who don’t sing the National Anthem, so they can gets tuft for mine.

  76. feelthebern says:

    You know it’s all a show at Big Websites.
    Behind the scenes they’re gaying it up, big time.

  77. Steve trickler says:

    A fine choice of music from Tony Heller.

    Time To Say Goodbye To Planet Earth

  78. Nick says:

    Then goes into a rant about seniority at the Shop. Who was there first, and so on.
    Presumably this is about who gets to be assistant deputy floor stock manager on Wednesdays.

    Hilarious. Who will be sent to the naughty corner at the local cenotaph ?

  79. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Who will be sent to the naughty corner at the local cenotaph ?

    The local epitaph.

    Jesus.

  80. feelthebern says:

    Sharkies have completed at 100% to half time.
    First time this season a team has managed to do that.

  81. Dot says:

    feelthebern says:
    June 11, 2021 at 8:10 pm
    Makka, I think the Blues will win 3 zip (if they remain relatively intact & injury & suspension free).
    But your critique doesn’t name the real culprits.
    DCE missed or fell off four tackles which resulted in four tries either that play or the next.
    Also, Christian Welch was more important to QLD last year & Melbourne this year than any other forward. Him going off with HIA after 15-20mins was a big blow.
    Last, Teddy’s kick returns versus Holmes kick returns were a killer for QLD.

    Nothing can probably save Queensland from going down 0-3.

    That game could have been 70-0.

  82. Black Ball says:

    Sydney Mancravers. Tee hee.

  83. Top Ender says:

    Be interesting to watch the Dawson case.

    No body and not a lot of evidence he did his wife in.

    Then again if he wasn’t tried you’d have to argue that every such case shouldn’t be.

  84. miltonf says:

    So Blojo and the old thief think they’re Churchill and Roosevelt. FMD. Not with a bang but a wimper.

  85. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Also – no wordwall today.

    Probably nothing to cut and paste it from.

  86. Arky says:

    Fix your blog Davidson.

  87. Dot says:

    Red pilled…

    “Homeschooling? No thanks! Those kids turn out weird!”

    and based…

    CHRISTIANSBURG — A now suspended Virginia Tech football player told police he punched a sexual partner five times in the face and stomped on him after discovering the person he thought was a woman was actually a man, according to arguments presented Wednesday in a Montgomery County courtroom.

    According to the autopsy, all the bones in Blacksburg resident Jerry Paul Smith’s face were broken, his teeth were missing and he had multiple cranial fractures. The medical examiner’s office had previously revealed that Smith had died from blunt force trauma to the head.

    https://roanoke.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/virginia-tech-football-player-isi-etute-told-police-he-punched-victim-after-meeting-for-sexual/article_e9510cfc-c932-11eb-bf9b-f3dfffc5098e.html

    Remember if the dead guy tricked the other guy into having sex with him, he’d be culpable of aggravated sexual assault. More so the way the law of consent is heading.

    I can’t imagine the outrage if a woman had done the same in return for a man who nearly tricked her into having sex with her.

  88. calli says:

    So Blojo and the old thief think they’re Churchill and Roosevelt. FMD. Not with a bang but a wimper.

    They are both seriously silly men.

    Our dried voices, when
    We whisper together
    Are quiet and meaningless
    As wind in dry grass
    Or rats’ feet over broken glass
    In our dry cellar

    They’ll find many…many pennies for the Guy though. That’s their purpose.

  89. Delta A says:

    Winston Smith says:
    June 11, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Stay strong, Winnie. And never lose that great sense of humour.

  90. Boambee John says:

    Old Lefty says:
    June 11, 2021 at 8:35 pm
    The deputy principal of Cromer High who allegedly showed the door to, and completely ignored, a deputation of parents who came to complain about teachers shagging their kids was still alive a year ago. Concealment charges, anyone?

    Only if it happened to be a Catholic school, with clerical staff, supervised by a conservative bishop.

  91. jo says:

    Makka I was only a union watcher. As you say Green and JT are not up to it. JT a great individual player not coaching material. Billy and Cameron expansive thoughtful players. Smith the best of any code. A joy to watch even though I don’t particularly like league. He sees the game as not many have or will.

  92. jo says:

    If I was Dawson I’d not cooperate with the keystone kops. See you in court. They’d need to have some new evidence. After 40 years a bit hard. Rehashing the old stuff shouldn’t cut it. I don’t recall will be the standard answer if they think to trip him up.

  93. feelthebern says:

    The whole Dawson case demonstrates how criminally neglectful the plod are.
    Fuck the police.

  94. Knuckle Dragger says:

    If I was Dawson I’d not cooperate with the keystone kops.

    Exactly.

    40 years ago or not, there isn’t a single reason to do so. The whole ‘clear your conscience before you die’ nonsense is just that.

    It’s a simple process. If the jacks can get enough bricks in the wall, they’ll get you. If not, they won’t. Throwing yourself on the wire shouldn’t enter into the equation.

  95. feelthebern says:

    In the podcast series, were the coppers who ran dead on the case at the time named?

  96. Leigh Lowe says:

    If I was Dawson I’d not cooperate with the keystone kops. See you in court.

    Quite so.
    As is his right.
    But suggestions that she just “ran off” are bullshit.

  97. Dr Faustus says:

    In Winged Monkey news:

    The Grauniad:
    Dan Andrews’ injury: inside the conspiracy theory around the premier’s fall

    Nothing to see here.
    No seriously.
    Really, so seriously that we need to publish a long, detailed, look-over-there piece – that lets us know that the story is all about conspiracy nutters.

    Not at all about a Premier who has dropped out of sight.

  98. Leigh Lowe says:

    ‘bern.
    It was one of those outer suburban things.
    As Cassie said, her family supposedly bought into his story at first.
    Dawson was in thick with the local Plod and his word that “she just pissed off” was enough for them.

  99. Mater says:

    Not at all about a Premier who has dropped out of sight.

    After running an hour long press conference every.fucking.day. for months.
    Not at all odd.

  100. Terry Pedersen says:

    Direct Deposit and Wishing Well or Gilded Cage for cash envelopes at the Reception have been a thing as Wedding Gifts for more than a few years. There is nothing new about them.

  101. Leigh Lowe says:

    After running an hour long press conference every.fucking.day. for months.
    Not at all odd.

    I respectfully disagree.
    I think it is a little bit odd.

  102. Tel says:

    Really, so seriously that we need to publish a long, detailed, look-over-there piece – that lets us know that the story is all about conspiracy nutters.

    Must be serious … once they start the emphatic denials.

  103. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Tom Phillips, former Pie sent packing because of the back (and board)room antics at the club just kicked his second for Hawforn.

    Fuck off McGuire.

  104. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    Cassie of Sydney says at 6:25 pm:

    “John Brumble says:
    June 11, 2021 at 4:59 pm”

    I suspect the girl knew something and still knows something. I don’t believe that she killed Lyn Dawson but she knows more…..without a doubt. But I tell you who also knows more….much more….and that’s Dawson’s twin brother, Dawson and his brother operated in unison…they were inseparable.”

    I saw much of the Dawson brothers in the ’70s going around for the Bluebags, Newtown rugby league team – big blonde handsome blokes who were capable first grade level.

    They had come across to Newtown from Union, at Easts or Randwick, following Dick Taylor from Eastwood, as part of the changing of the guard – the local young fellas were leaving the traditional family terraces to buy project homes (with inside dunnies!) at the new Winston Hills and Liverpool Links estates and traditional Newtown-Erskineville would soon be no more. 😢

    They were not locals so we didn’t know much about them. One of them was teaching at Kogarah in the ’70s.

    I do know Smoky Dawson was born in Collingwood and ended up in Terrey Hills. His horse Flash was a half brother to Uncle Joe’s horse Radish.

  105. mh says:

    Tucker: Most basic questions of civil liberties are in the balance

    ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ discusses push for young people to get the COVID-19 vaccine

    https://news.yahoo.com/tucker-most-basic-questions-civil-002338198.html

  106. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Direct Deposit and Wishing Well or Gilded Cage for cash envelopes

    Sometime ago my 70th was arranged entirely by others, with some objection about the whole thing from me. None of the above but a box, into which invitees were bidden to place money. I was at the time embarrassed nay scandalised by this effrontery. Little did I know, that lurking in the background was a bit of a trend setter, who was up to speed on this latest innovation. Still have’t quite come to grips with this ‘custom’ but as the next big zero is within view, I’m secretly hoping for a bigger box this time around.

  107. Leigh Lowe says:

    Really, so seriously that we need to publish a long, detailed, look-over-there piece – that lets us know that the story is all about conspiracy nutters.

    OK.
    So the Libs have now teased this into the mainstream and drawn a reaction.
    They need to be careful they don’t do a Godwyn Grech and over-reach.
    They have asked the questions this week based on the financial considerations. Why are we paying for an absentee Premier?
    Let that run and go to another angle.
    Leadership.
    Who is running the show?
    Do we have a decision making process being driven by a debilitated absentee Premier?
    Sound sympathetic but throw this needle in … “what pain medications is the absentee Premier taking and are we sure his decision making isn’t impaired?”
    Then put your nuclear sunglasses on.

  108. Steve trickler says:

    🤣

    Courtesy of Mark Dice.

    CNN Turns Into the Jerry Springer Show!

  109. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    This one’s for pusser’s type Cats.

    7th December, 1941, at Pearl Harbor, the battleship U.S.S. Arizona was sunk with the loss of over 1100 officers and men. The memorial is there, today, over the sunken wreck.

    7th December, 2019, Navy divers placed an urn, containing the ashes of one of the last of the survivors, of that sinking, passed away in his sleep 10th September, 2019, alongside a row of other urns on the wreck – he wanted to rejoin his shipmates….

    (“Pearl, December 7th 1941,” Daniel Allen Butler, P321. Damn fine reading.)

  110. Leigh Lowe says:

    So GM, it was a donation box?
    No stuffing of fifties into the g-string?

  111. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “As Cassie said, her family supposedly bought into his story at first.”

    That was what I found so weird when I listened to the podcast. Her family swallowed Dawson’s story…it took years before they did anything.

  112. dover_beach says:

    Seriously, how does Hawthorn beat Sydney in Sydney by 39 pts?

  113. Leigh Lowe says:

    I saw much of the Dawson brothers in the ’70s going around for the Bluebags, Newtown rugby league team – big blonde handsome blokes who were capable first grade level.

    Suddenly 35.
    Coodabeen.
    Dawning realisation that the Glory Days are gone and life is now a grind.
    Angry.

  114. Mitch M. says:

    Federal Court rejects Christian Porter’s argument he should only pay 70 per cent of legal costs

    It’s great to see a lawyer having to fork out for the exorbitant charges those parasites demand for their services. Wig wearing grammarians, thieving assholes.

  115. Dot says:

    It’s great to see a lawyer having to fork out for the exorbitant charges those parasites demand for their services. Wig wearing grammarians, thieving assholes.

    It’s like a couple of years ago when the boomers who were charging $1100 an hour retired, then needed representation, then whinged about paying $1200+ as unethical.

    Of course, rates now and then could be much, much higher.

    Talking to the principal of a large regional firm for an hour can cost $5000 for “advice”, “just a chat” – and that was a few years ago now.

  116. Leigh Lowe says:

    dover_beach says:

    June 11, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Seriously, how does Hawthorn beat Sydney in Sydney by 39 pts

    1. By umpires refusing to buy Papley’s staging;
    2. By running the very lazy Buddy Franklin ragged;
    3. Exploiting the fact that the Sydney Pansies have at least three midfielders/forwards who are too lazy or too slow to run to defend.
    Key indicator – when the opposition have the ball at half-back look at who is pointing and not running.

  117. Dot says:

    Suddenly 35.
    Coodabeen.
    Dawning realisation that the Glory Days are gone and life is now a grind.
    Angry.

    Come on, man! That’s the basis for a conviction?

    Come on. You may as well say he DID NOT have a neighbour with a little red car.

  118. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Leigh Lowe says:
    June 11, 2021 at 10:35 pm
    So GM, it was a donation box?
    No stuffing of fifties into the g-string
    ?

    Just short of mortification as this box was liberally plastered with labels which advertised sponsorship of a trip to Africa. No g-string could accommodate that flight of fancy. The safaris materialised nevertheless, and the only drawback being, there were no $US amongst the ‘donations.’

  119. dover_beach says:

    Tucker: Most basic questions of civil liberties are in the balance

    That Israeli study should be the death kneel of any drive to compulsory vaccination.

  120. Leigh Lowe says:

    Steady on, Dot.
    Not calling guilty.
    But suggesting that there is a fair bit of evidence that he was a flog.
    FFS.
    Not a crime, but what grieving husband moves a 16 year old schoolgirl into the house two days after the wife “pisses off”.

  121. Dot says:

    One with a hard dick.

    Not saying they fucked, just he was horny.

  122. Leigh Lowe says:

    Sometimes you just gotta go with the flow GM.
    I have no doubt the donations were freely and enthusiastically given.

  123. Dot says:

    B A S E D – – – W A R N I N G

    – – – – –

    Tommy Sotomayor seems a little miffed.

    I wonder how common his sentiment is.

  124. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Perth talkback radio king Howard Sattler dead at age 76
    The West Australian
    Fri, 11 June 2021 8:54PM

    Perth’s former king of talkback radio Howard Sattler has died.

    The controversial media personality passed away this afternoon – aged 76.

    Mr Sattler lost his 10-year battle with the terminal neurological disorder progressive supranuclear palsy, also known as Steele-Richardson syndrome.

    Julia Gilliard won’t be sending a sympathy card….

  125. Seniority at the furniture store means nothing if you weren’t posting at Blair’s in the ’60s.

  126. Leigh Lowe says:

    Seniority at the furniture store means nothing if you weren’t posting at Blair’s in the ’60s.

    Quite so.
    Pulling rank is an unfortunate trait of our egalitarian classless free-wheeling Aussie society.

  127. Mark A says:

    Something for NATO to worry about.

  128. Tony Rooney says:

    Well…

    Lookee, lookee.

    It pays best not to have the grass grow under your feet; lest your particular narrative meets its use-buy date.

    That use-buy date has just been met.

    If only more time and work had of been spent polishing the narrative and doing the hard reading yards, then pushing to produce the actual thesis, it might have been on time and at some point perhaps relevant.

    Instead the investment of ‘time’ and ‘talent’ was directed to permaposting shit on a scrofulous blog…

    Another plank pulled. Another window closed. Another whipper snipper meets boot moment.

    How good is the John Oxley Library?

  129. mh:

    Tucker: Most basic questions of civil liberties are in the balance
    ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ discusses push for young people to get the COVID-19 vaccine
    https://news.yahoo.com/tucker-most-basic-questions-civil-002338198.html

    This whole medical and administrative disaster of a virus looks like being a giga thalidomide excursion into government power overreach.
    When a projected 150,000 young Americans suffer from Endocarditis requiring heart transplants – and the cost is rejected by the pharmaceutical/government nexus that created the situation – you can expect the parents will be killing mad.
    As they deserve to be.

  130. Leigh Lowe:

    Sound sympathetic but throw this needle in … “what pain medications is the absentee Premier taking and are we sure his decision making isn’t impaired?”
    Then put your nuclear sunglasses on.

    Very good point – watch the Libs squib it.

  131. Mark A:

    Something for NATO to worry about.

    Both Russia and China have had the ability to first strike the US coasts and hinterlands for a decade or two. This puts the center of America in their sights. The hypersonic aspect of of the weaponry + a senile President means Russia now has a debilitating First Strike capability against the US. None of their bombers will get off the ground before the airfields are hit unless they are at Defcon2 or 1.
    The US is currently at Defcon 5.
    The Democrats have put the US in a very precarious position.

  132. Let me guess –
    There is a new Open Fred?

  133. incoherent rambler says:

    Seriously, how does Hawthorn beat Sydney in Sydney by 39 pts?

    To quote (from memory) Ian Botham: “If there is betting on a professional sport and you think games are not rigged, then you are an idiot.”

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