Open Thread – Weekend 13 Nov 2021


Partie aus Amsterdam, August von Siegen, late 18th C

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  1. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Hey Taxman – get my mighty refund next week, so go and get that up your big fat house sized collectivist bottom – with the rough end of a pineapple, I tells ya!

  2. Rockdoctor Avatar
    Rockdoctor

    Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
    November 14, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Sorry, yeah na. What did they use push polling to prop up the Glasgow headline? PHON may be on the nose but a guess is any votes she loses will flow to Palmer’s Party not the LNP.

    On another note notice from Latho the population ponzi is back in action. From December they are going to be chartering them in, not even waiting for the airlines to get back to normal.

  3. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Hey Taxman

    Money!

    Weird time signatures that work wonderfully.
    Roger Watters can go jump.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Any Sandgroper Cats heard anything about a “West Australia” Party?

  5. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Grate – just discovered that this site has a spaminator. 🙁

  6. Dot Avatar

    Newspoll: Coalition claws back primary support from right-wing parties

    Hahahaha!

    Bosi and Bernardi’s psy ops at work. Trumblefinger still stroking his dead cat.

  7. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    the population ponzi is back in action

    It never stopped. Various Quislings need their heads lopped.

    Followed by HOP Time. I’ll be the man in the crowd with the multicoloured mirrors on his hob nailed 10 hole Docs. 🙂

  8. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Coalition claws back primary support from right-wing parties

    Yeah, no, LOL, you f*cking j’ismist imbeciles.

  9. Beertruk Avatar
    Beertruk

    callisays:
    November 14, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    I think he has already closed the comments on it.

  10. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    The best Fleetwood Mac song

    This or this.

    I prefer Ms McVie to Ms Nicks, bit the latter does have some plusses. I admit.

  11. EvilElvis Avatar
    EvilElvis

    Any Sandgroper Cats heard anything about a “West Australia” Party?

    Ain’t no party like a West Coast party! Whooooo!!

    That sort of party?…

  12. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    If I didn’t have Rock ‘n’ Roll, it would be a very sad and lonely life. No Strats, no Brandos, no Levi’s, no Chelsea boots, no li’l R’n’R sweeties.

    Bluddee hell – it’s too hideous a concept to even contemplate, mate.

  13. Winston Smith Avatar

    Gab:

    Yes because sepsis is soooo terribly difficult to diagnose.

    Two signs – listless child and cool extremities.
    Any nurse that didn’t react to these, needs their arse kicked.

  14. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Bit? I wish. I got to edit. Rabz – the Beatles are wonderfully naughty. Happiness is a warm gun is a phrase which would get you totally cancelled these days.

    Ok, bed time for me, but here’s some trip hop to go out with. It has giraffes!

    Black Steel

  15. EvilElvis Avatar
    EvilElvis

    Honestly though, Zulu, do we have the population to support it? And in today’s climate it will surely just attract Sneakers McGowan styled wannabe populists.

  16. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Repeat of Outsiders on Skah.

    Derek Couzens still has the rainbow dress and flower above the ear.

  17. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    The Goil just makes it all look so effortless, with her beloved black Tele.

  18. John H. Avatar
    John H.

    The Need for Rationality in a Hostile World

    Pinker’s problem is that he upsets both the Left and Right. For him it is not a problem but unfortunately the consequence is too many dismiss him because he doesn’t align with their politics and, more importantly, he is obviously contemptuous of many political movements. In the latter chapters he refers to that as the myside bias. I finished the book today. Many people will put the book down when they read his scathing criticisms of Trump and wokeism.

  19. Bruce in WA Avatar
    Bruce in WA

    Any West Aussies or anyone in fact who’s been to Broome, here’s why most people are happy about being there. (Disclaimer: I lived there way back in the Dark Ages and it’s never lost its pull over me.)

  20. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Any West Aussies or anyone in fact who’s been to Broome, here’s why most people are happy about being there

    Went there on holiday way back when – we had a tour guide, who lectured a party of tourists about the “Stolen Generations” and “The Rabbit Proof Fence.” I did point out that some of us had families who were farming on the Rabbit Proof Fence at the time that film was set…Never scored any brownie points….

  21. Bruce in WA Avatar
    Bruce in WA

    Went there on holiday way back when – we had a tour guide, who lectured a party of tourists about the “Stolen Generations” and “The Rabbit Proof Fence.” I did point out that some of us had families who were farming on the Rabbit Proof Fence at the time that film was set…Never scored any brownie points….

    Really? That’s the exact antithesis of what I experienced and what our friends living there today experience. Let’s just say some of those “Stories Nanna told me” are NOT universally well met!

  22. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    Wisdom means understanding without any doubt that circumstances do not rise to meet our expectations. Events happen as they may. People behave as they will.

    –Epictetus

  23. Pedro the Loafer Avatar
    Pedro the Loafer

    Ah, Broome.
    Wannabe West Coast Byron Bay these days. Trying to be trendy, hip and cool for the visitors.

    Fails miserably, particularly since Sneakers shut the border.

    Having said that, I like the place, good fishing, good pubs and cafes, you just need to keep away from the resident and blow in ferals and the money grubbing locals and make sure your credit card has a healthy upper limit.

  24. Pedro the Loafer Avatar
    Pedro the Loafer

    Crikkit on the Teev. I’m off to the big fat armchair.

    Kiwis batting first.

  25. jupes Avatar
    jupes

    Valentino Rossi just finished his last race after 26 seasons. FMD. That’s a long time to be racing bikes.

  26. John H. Avatar
    John H.

    jupessays:
    November 15, 2021 at 1:02 am
    Valentino Rossi just finished his last race after 26 seasons. FMD. That’s a long time to be racing bikes.

    Retired at age 42. Incredible record.

  27. Helen Avatar
    Helen

    gab, I saw reference to a post you put up re warship and diamond princess as perfect petri dishes of experiment for covid. Something to do with if you’ve had a cold before (most people) then very much less likely to get covid.

    I have searched but my search skills are wanting. Someone posted a link but it took me to the whole OT 28 Aug and even though I CF the whole thing I couldn’t find it.

    If you happen to have it in your archives, I would be grateful if you could post again for me?

    For the birdie people, I have a new brolga family, feeling sad for the baby soon to be viciously attacked by mum and dad to leave the nest, ibis glorious in their black tie dinner suits, a junior jabiru in his mottled grey camo, lapwings getting ready for their incessant screeching around their babies, storm birds (the black ones with the yellow lipstick) calling in the trees and my favourite fool the coucal, running madly wherever with his train slipping behind him.

    For the lizard people. I was astounded at the number of frillies and other lizards that leapt from the safety of the road into the fire to be as we lit up. Yes it is bushfire season, white lightening and we have been letting some of it burn because it needs a good burn and steadying other bits up. But the lizards! Every 50 m another rushed into be fried. Reminds me of wallabies. There is this natural selection theory, right? But thee is no end of wallabies to leap in front of an approaching car because the other side of the road must be where they must be. How long does that selection take, do you reckon. The Model T Ford or even Arkies was probably not fast enough to even roll a roo (although armadillos succumb as I remember) unless it was ancient and blind, (perhaps that explains the armadillo) – is it the advent of fast and even faster cars? Will wallabies learn to win and not jump in front of a speeding car?

    Capitan just came in and said we have a few paddocks that dont have fire in them and tomorrow we must get the grader and wrap it up. Enough! The fires are particularly cunning, innocently smoking away in the middle of the paddock and then sneaking along through green pick, no less, to suddenly jump 9 blades in the dark of the night.

    We will fix it tomorrow and send the dragon to sleep for another year – or at least until the next dry storm!

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