2,277 thoughts on “Open Thread – New Year 2022”

  1. Why is it called Prickly Pear?
    Anyone wanna have a crack?*
    *[outside of Rex Franger, another Zoob who wouldn’t know his arse from a hole in the ground.]


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  2. Was the band “the Stems”, by any chance?

    Nope. Good guess though. Sorry, been hooked up to my PEG having dinner. It’s almost as much hassle as deciding what to have when I could eat normally.


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  3. Dunno about using prickly pear as stock fodder – huge areas of Queensland were rendered useless by it until the Cactoblastis (caterpillar / moth) came along.

    Apparently, some people who had prior knowledge (insider trading) bought up large areas very cheaply just prior to the introduction of the moth. It’s not just a recent phenomenon…


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  4. Jeez.
    You take longer to re-charge than a fucking Tesla.

    Tell me about it. Pretty amazing stuff though. Just over a large Chocmilk of the stuff a day has kept me going for the last few years. Even think I might have to cut down. The dietitian’s advice, “Eat as much as you want of whatever you want. Try to get some protein.”


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  5. Dunno about using prickly pear as stock fodder

    If there is a grain of truth to it, then it was just another very bad idea in a long line of Bird-brain level concepts that have failed in Australia over the last 200 years.

    And like a beef would waste time trying to get past the spines- I got caught up in a patch of the stuff once in the Singleton Training Area, and that was bad enough. A week afterwards, I had a curious inflamed bump on my leg that I thought was a pimple or ingrown hair- And squeezed out an inch and a half-long spine. Never felt it go in.

    Vicious stuff.


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  6. There are a lot of cape lilac trees around here. Coupled with some suboptimal gardening practices you see some interesting tree growing arrangements. The big black cockatoos love them.


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  7. Dunno about using prickly pear as stock fodder

    If there is a grain of truth to it, then it was just another very bad idea in a long line of Bird-brain level concepts that have failed in Australia over the last 200 years.

    Cattle get moisture from prickly pear.
    Sufficient moisture so that they do not need to drink water, at all. None.


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  8. And I assume your navigation is still pretty reliable?

    Better than some. One of the support staff had to go and retrieve one of the residents from the lounge room of a nearby house for the third time in a week. Apparently he gets confused after dark.


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  9. One of the support staff had to go and retrieve one of the residents from the lounge room of a nearby house for the third time in a week. 

    He wasn’t telling them all about these revolutionary agricultural practices he had dreamt up by any chance?


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  10. Dr. Robert Malone on Joe Rogan’s Podcast

    https://rumble.com/vrq3fh-dr.-robert-malone-on-joe-rogans-podcast.html

    BostonChris – Published December 31, 2021
    Rumble — Dr. Malone:
    “There’s good modeling studies that probably half a million excess deaths have happened in the United States through the intentional blockade of early treatment by the U.S. government.”
    Make Nuremberg trials great again.

    Full Podcast here:
    https://t.me/KanekoaTheGreat/2996
    moderated

  11. The matter regarding the naidraug up-thread has gone a bit cold, but the reason for all the hilarity and ribbing by Private Eye in the 60s and 70s was that the paper once published a printed edition in the 60s with its masthead titled:

    The Guradian.


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  12. Actually, I’ve known some cattle to last 12 months with prickly pear as their only water source.
    (excepting rainfall).


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  13. No, Calli. You are simply perpetuating a meme here that I enjoy ‘sparring’ with Johanna

    No, Lizzie. I am not. How you got that from my statement is beyond me.

    Try this from beyondville: your nod that Johanna and I form some sort of evolutionary compact of endless sparring that others can only regard incomprehendingly? Come off it, Calli. Let’s see you call out the real bully and liar rather than pass it off as a joke. I know you mean well, but this one won’t fly.

    And Leigh, you don’t follow your own advice, for you have always (rightly in my view) answered your critics strongly, incensed by far less prodding than I have constantly received in this endless meme about so-called mutual engagement of myself and this vicious woman. Not any sort of engagement that I have ever wanted nor agreed to and have always resisted and tried to ignore, in so many ways over the years.

    Quite some weeks ago now I was happily commenting here believing Johanna’s nonsense had finally settled down and then from left field – wham – comes another scorching attack from the Witch-Finder General about nothing much, apparently I dared to say I was going to bed and then didn’t. Plus other accusations of rool breaking. And a promise that she ‘would never let up’.

    If she ever comes in again with her vicious confected lying and rambling attacks on me, even under the pathetic disguise of ‘satire’, then I will be perfectly vindicated in having taken up so much thread time pointing out the true facts of the fake blog historiography she’s presented, to acclaim, this long weekend (Sinc will have his memory of removing her doxxing). My point will be perfectly proven though I’d rather move on. If she maintains forever her usual temporary post-attack stance of Ms Goody-two-shoes with a mouthful of unmelted butter that will suit me fine: if I never get kicked by her from left field again I will be happy. She should just keep it that way and prove she has control of her emotional baggage, whatever that is. The blog will be all the better for that.

    I will comment occasionally when I feel like it, perhaps to re-test the waters, as I have done this weekend, to the usual attacking result. I haven’t read back thread this evening, too busy enjoying watching a re-run of ‘Succession’ from the beginning.


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  14. Actually, I’ve known some cattle to last 12 months with prickly pear as their only water source.

    Indeed.

    Shame about the messes it caused, then… 🙁


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  15. Grigs having a field day upthread with some very selective quoting.

    Hardly surprising. This sort of demolition job is done on politicians contantly. Dead easy on me.

    Same as Timothy Neilson’s ‘beclowning’ comment, to which I made a reply that Grigs has ignored.
    I suggest a quick scroll through would put some chronological context in for the 47 dickless upticks.

    And KD, Hairy is not Eddie Obeid. Terrible choice for my man of strong probity.


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