Open Thread – Weekend 22 Jan 2022


The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire, J. M. W. Turner, 1817

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Oh come on
Oh come on
January 23, 2022 7:35 pm

There’s more shame in clinging to a lie than admitting you were misled.

I’d like to say that most people believe this, but in my experience, the opposite is true. Speaking of clinging to lies, whatever happened to the QAnon folks around here? Anne and Gunner? Gunner was good value but he was too invested in the psy-op to let go. Anne was a pisser. Very creative imagination.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
January 23, 2022 7:36 pm

French rugby in mourning as star fly-half Jordan Michallet passes away suddenly

Tragically, it appears to have been suicide by jumping off a building.

Real Deal
Real Deal
January 23, 2022 7:36 pm

Because I’m on holidays and a little more relaxed than usual, I turned on the Victorian ABC TV news for the first time in months. After the main part of the news they had a “special report” from Israel about conscientious objectors from IDF national service having to spend time in jail.

“Oh”, methinks. “Perhaps a story about ultra-orthodox people refusing to serve on religious grounds?”

Nup. Because it’s the ABC they do a story on a young Israeli woman jailed because she refuses to do national service because of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.
Every story at the ABC has to fit a pro-Palestine narrative.

dopey
dopey
January 23, 2022 7:36 pm

Nine running ‘Visit Melbourne’ ads at the tennis.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 23, 2022 7:39 pm

WE were told in High School that Leopold used the Belgian Congo as his personal plaything.

Belgians are currently split between the woke, the Greens, the French, the Dutch and the muzzos. The result is exactly as you might expect.

Belgium to close all existing nuclear power plants (23 Dec)

Belgium’s government on Thursday said it would shut all of the country’s nuclear power plants over the next three years. … The seven-party coalition has wrangled for weeks over the issue. The Greens insisted the government adhere to a 2003 law on Belgium’s exit from nuclear power.

Never should’ve been a country, and soon it won’t be.

MatrixTransform
January 23, 2022 7:42 pm

Canelands

omfg … I had to look that up.

of course there’s a Caneland.

*shakes head

calli
calli
January 23, 2022 7:42 pm

Correct or in old school term a frightbat.

Crybully

Rabz
January 23, 2022 7:44 pm

The original – A Kissed Out Red Floatboat

The cover – A Kissed Out Red Floatboat 🙂

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 23, 2022 7:44 pm

It’s only a bit piece in News Corp papers. Probably because it’s a (former) Labor MP.

Craig Thomson, best known for coming undone for shenanigans whilst trying to gain public office and also for spending tens of thousands from his union credit card on hookers, has not only has a domestic violence order taken out by his now-ex wife, but spent the night in the bin after breaching it by sending her a barrage of abusive and threatening texts.

He’s also on the hook for a $2 million migration fraud he thought of and undertook.

But hey, it’s not as though he rooted a chick in the 80s who then made up a different version of events decades later when she was completely Radio Rental and before she necked herself.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 23, 2022 7:45 pm

Fanzine,
Never was a problem.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 23, 2022 7:46 pm

Fanzine? WTFittyF?
Rabz

bespoke
bespoke
January 23, 2022 7:49 pm

Crybully

Indeed no matter the title all are related, calli.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 23, 2022 7:49 pm

Carolyn’s fingers

Great cover. Difficult vocals! Those vocals are true razor lines.
I sing pretty crappy and look worse than I sing. 😀

You Better You Bet (1981)

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 23, 2022 8:04 pm

Disgraced ex-MP Craig Thomson charged with AVO breach taken out to protect ex-wife

Craig Thomson spent the night behind bars after police charged him with allegedly breaching an apprehended violence order taken out for the protection of ex-wife Zoe.
Joshua Hanrahan
2 min read
January 23, 2022 – 3:01PM

The messy divorce of disgraced former federal politician Craig Thomson and his ex-wife Zoe has taken another ugly turn, with the one-time MP spending Saturday night behind bars after being charged with harassing her.

Thomson, 57, was arrested on Saturday afternoon and is accused of breaching an apprehended violence order taken out by police last December for the protection of his ex-wife, after he allegedly sent a volley of abusive and threatening text messages to her.

The father-of-three and Ms Thomson called an end to their ten-year marriage in 2020, before selling their lavish family home at Wamberal for $3.35 million in June.

But on Saturday afternoon Thomson presented himself to Terrigal Police Station where he was charged with allegedly breaching the conditions of his AVO on three separate occasions in recent weeks.

“At 4.45pm on Saturday, January 22, a 57-year-old man was arrested at Terrigal Police Station,” a NSW Police spokesperson said.

“He was charged with three counts of contravene prohibition/restriction and AVO.”

After spending the night in the cells Thomson faced Newcastle Local Court on Sunday and was released from custody on conditional bail.

Police took out the AVO against Thomson late last year after he allegedly sent a volley of harassing emails and text messages to his ex-wife as they go through a divorce.

In November he failed to appear in court to defend the AVO in early November and it was granted in his absence for a period of two years.

The new domestic violence related allegations against Thomson are just the latest charges to land him before the courts, with the one-time Labor MP also facing charges of being the “primary facilitator of a multimillion-dollar migration fraud”.

Thomson is facing 30 charges including 20 counts of providing false documents and false or misleading information relating to non-citizens, five counts of receiving a benefit in return for a sponsorship, two counts of obtaining financial advantage by deception and two counts of dealing with the proceeds of crime.

The Australian Federal Police led the investigation and allege Thomson pocketed more than $2 million as a result of the syndicate

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 23, 2022 8:07 pm

I’m just a carbon based lifeform, I tells ya!

I feel like this:

I wish that I could fly
Into the sky
So very high
Just like a dragonfly
I’d fly above the trees
Over the seas
In all degrees
To anywhere I please
Ohhhh!

I want to get away
I wanna fly away

I want to get away
I wanna fly away

Yah, we’re like birds in a cage called Australia. Here’s Lenny:

Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away (1998)

amortiser
amortiser
January 23, 2022 8:11 pm

Tom says:
January 23, 2022 at 10:13 am
My quote of the day in a video clip played by Sky Outsiders.

US conservative Matt Walsh asks a leftard trans activist who’s obviously a bloke: “What is a woman?”

Fruitcake: “It’s not up to me to say.”

This is where you end up if you keep deconstructing the life you lead – at the bottom of a rabbit hole of voluntarily self-inflicted mental illness.

This idea that reality is whatever you think it is has been around for decades. It’s just recently that it has progressed from being an interesting idea to full fledged madness. A man is a woman. Plural is singular. The destruction of language, the means to reason, is in full swing now.

I had this argument with a friend at a dinner party over 40 years ago.

“Reality is whatever you think it is”, he asserted.

“We can easily test that assertion,” I said.

I suggested he walk out onto the street, stand in the middle of the road and assert that an oncoming truck is a feather.

“Don’t be mad,” he said. “Exactly,” was my response.

The recognition of reality as independent of consciousness is fundamental to an individual’s life and existence.

As someone unthread said, “if gender is a social construct why is surgery necessary to change it?”

Reality is such a bitch!!!

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

He said it was not shutdowns that caused the greatest economic loss, but rather how people changed their behaviour while in a pandemic.

Who is this fucking retard?

You can almost hear the narrative changing.
Destruction of thousands of jobs and likewise the fruits of a life’s work of thousands of extended families will be… because people changed their behaviour. (i.e. democracy in action)
Shutdowns/lockdowns – and thus Premiers/CHOs – will turn out to be totally & completely innocent.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Ahhhh.. Belgians.
One of the nationalities, backpackers of which were on my “do not hire” list.
(back in the olden days – pre 2020 – when there were backpackers)

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 23, 2022 8:26 pm

WE were told in High School that Leopold used the Belgian Congo as his personal plaything.

I’ve read accounts of how the human cost of Leopold using “the Belgian Congo as his personal plaything” was anywhere between six to eight million African lives.

srr
srr
January 23, 2022 8:29 pm

Just because it is great – oh and yeah, the blonde chick on sax is excuse enough for the tom cats to watch it … me, I love to dance to it –

Yello – The Race (Live In Berlin / 2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a36KFSfi44

Rabz
January 23, 2022 8:31 pm

The Keane (no, not the Roy) …

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
January 23, 2022 8:34 pm

Bruges. A lovely Belgian city forever etched in my mind as the world capital of chocolate penises in every bakery window.

miltonf
miltonf
January 23, 2022 8:36 pm

I’ve read accounts of how the human cost of Leopold using “the Belgian Congo as his personal plaything” was anywhere between six to eight million African lives.

shocking- colonialism was not a positive experience for them. The place still seems to be a complete disaster

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 23, 2022 8:36 pm

OSC. Please.

The correct terminology is ‘surrender penises’ or ‘doormat penises’.

Rabz
January 23, 2022 8:41 pm

Belgians

The most useless people to have existed in human history.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 23, 2022 8:44 pm

rickw my mate is married to a lefty, he’s always had bad taste in women when the real nice ones were falling over themselves for him. I never thought he would fall for the bullshit but my missus wasn’t too far behind him. She just doesn’t pay any attention to politics. Really bright but completely unaware of people’s nature to be arseholes if they get the chance. Doesn’t understand why people are like that.

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 8:48 pm

Belgium

The Antwerp cluster is one of the four centers of true excellence in the world.

Not in any order
1. London
2. Milan
3. Antwerp
4. Silicon valley.

Frank
Frank
January 23, 2022 8:49 pm

Correct or in old school term a frightbat.

Or in old school terminology there is termagant and virago. The latter made for an interesting choice for the name of a motorbike.

Rabz
January 23, 2022 8:49 pm

Let’s get some West Indian listening happening! 🙂

bespoke
bespoke
January 23, 2022 8:50 pm

JC white knighting chocolate penises.

Rabz
January 23, 2022 8:51 pm

Not in any order
1. London
2. Milan
3. Mos Eisley
4. Leningrad 1943

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 8:52 pm

Rabz.

No, Antwerp is an incredible place. It harbored the oldest stock exchange in the world. Also, Swiss private banking wouldn’t have existed without the famous Belgian dentist. 🙂

Frank
Frank
January 23, 2022 8:52 pm

On the topic of dangerous women, came across this arrest photo today.

Japanese murderer Sada Abe shortly after being arrested by police. She had murdered her lover via erotic asphyxiation before cutting off his penis and testicles and carrying them around in her kimono. She also reportedly had sex with the severed genitals, May 20, 1936

Bit of a bunny boiler with eyes to match.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 23, 2022 8:56 pm

Japanese murderer Sada Abe shortly after being arrested by police. She had murdered her lover via erotic asphyxiation before cutting off his penis and testicles and carrying them around in her kimono. She also reportedly had sex with the severed genitals, May 20, 1936

He must have done something to irritate her.

Rabz
January 23, 2022 8:57 pm

The number one in chiple jay’s hottest 100 – and no, the kiddee fiddlers do not get a look in.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 23, 2022 8:57 pm

Tripe.
The native people of Namibia are the Khoi/San, no one else.
German colonists treated them quite well.
The Herero and the Nama were Bantu herdsmen who entered Namibia after German Colonisation.

Tripe. The number of the Khoi/San who were starved to death, or simply murdered outright is still unknown.

The “Bantu herdsmen” arrived in what became “Namibia” in the 1750’s over a hundred years before German colonisation.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 23, 2022 8:59 pm

The number one in chiple jay’s hottest 100

Yummy yummy… 🙂

Tame Impala got beaten at their own game.

Rabz
January 23, 2022 8:59 pm

a famous Belgian dentist

Yeah, no. 😕

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 23, 2022 9:01 pm

Yummy yummy… 🙂

Helps if I include my reference…

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a13WnqsRc5g

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Japanese murderer Sada Abe shortly after being arrested by police. She had murdered her lover via erotic asphyxiation before cutting off his penis and testicles and carrying them around in her kimono. She also reportedly had sex with the severed genitals, May 20, 1936

From her wikipedia page:

Abe was released after serving five years in prison

calli
calli
January 23, 2022 9:07 pm

I never saw those…confectionaries…in Bruges! And I bought much…much…chocolate there.

They must have been very small. Perhaps I mistook them for a nougat bonbon.

Rabz
January 23, 2022 9:08 pm

A famous Belgian, revelling in his ginourmous contribution to human history* …

*Only posting this as a Real Madrid fan, I tells ya …

Frank
Frank
January 23, 2022 9:09 pm

Someone that worked for the State Department under the second Bush referred to that part of Europe as that arc of nations of chocolatiers.

Frank
Frank
January 23, 2022 9:11 pm

Abe was released after serving five years in prison

I was surprised at that too, would have imagined they hanged people for that in those days.

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 9:13 pm

Rabz , stop being silly.

The country that created moules frites is at the top of the ranking for the world’s greatest. Just stop.

Have you ever had moules frites? If not then stop talking as it’s the greatest fast food in world history.

Rabz
January 23, 2022 9:14 pm

Real Madrid V Ajax

These things happen … 😕

Rabz
January 23, 2022 9:16 pm

Have you ever had moules frites?

Count me among the uncivilised, Squire.

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 9:17 pm

Rabz says:
January 23, 2022 at 9:14 pm

Real Madrid V Ajax

WTF, isn’t Ajax the steel wool you use to clean pots in the kitchen?

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 9:19 pm

Rabz says:
January 23, 2022 at 9:16 pm

Have you ever had moules frites?

Count me among the uncivilised, Squire.

I do now. There’s nothing better and no civilized human should not go through life without pigging out on moules frites at least once.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 23, 2022 9:21 pm

“Oh”, methinks. “Perhaps a story about ultra-orthodox people refusing to serve on religious grounds?”

They’re exempted.
Always have been.

Rabz
January 23, 2022 9:21 pm

JC – FFS – Ajax are one of the most famous European soccer teams of all time.

You’re a philistine, Squire. Given your background, you should have some affinity for the world’s greatest game.

Frank
Frank
January 23, 2022 9:22 pm

Have you ever had moules frites?

Being civilised and being asked if you want chips with that are not two things that usually go together.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 23, 2022 9:23 pm

Like a Browns cow chewing the cud with its head stuck in the fence Perth people don’t like having their Australia Day fireworks mucked around with.

MatrixTransform
January 23, 2022 9:24 pm

Have you ever had moules frites?

best in Chelsea

calli
calli
January 23, 2022 9:25 pm

I admit a partiality to moulles frites.

As in a don’t get between me and a plate of the things partiality.

Best ones I ever had was in a little village on the Somme. Worth battling over.

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 9:27 pm

Being civilised and being asked if you want chips with that are not two things that usually go together.

Are you joking Frank. There’s no better combo that ever been created.

calli
calli
January 23, 2022 9:28 pm

They came in a kettle with the chips in a paper cone. Swimming in butter and wine and parsley. Eat the mussels, then the soup, sop it up with the chips.

The simplest of simple dishes.

calli
calli
January 23, 2022 9:30 pm

Bother. I’m on the wagon and back on keto.

Of course I’m fantasising about booze and spuds.

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 9:30 pm

Rabz

Just because wokism has killed AFL , doesn’t mean soccer is any less homosexual. Dude, how the hell can you have a game played for 90 minutes and the fuckers don’t score? That’s just stupid.

Rabz
January 23, 2022 9:31 pm

Peoples – there are far more important concepts to be discoursing about than bloody belgians, I tells ya.

Sheesh

miltonf
miltonf
January 23, 2022 9:32 pm

once caught a train from Cologne to Paris, must have passed through the place in 2-3 hours iirc. It was back in ’95 so I may be wrong.

miltonf
miltonf
January 23, 2022 9:32 pm

Belgium that is

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 23, 2022 9:34 pm

Tame Impala can do a wicked base line.

I’ve been off looking at Dune vids, since some seem to’ve been uploaded in the last week or so. Decades since I’ve been in a cinema but it looks like a fillum which would be most fine on a big screen with surround sound. The ornithopters are really cool.

Some of the casting might be a bit iffy but Stellan Skarsgård as Vlad is inspired, and Josh Brolin is a fine guy as Halleck. And Henderson as Hawat.

This lets me put up this fine anthem.

Flash Gordon Approaching

Oops, that might be a slight mashup. Sorry…

Rabz
January 23, 2022 9:35 pm

‘ow the hell can you have a game played for 90 minutes and the fuckers don’t score?

Tight defense and a small target. There has been an unrelenting push to enlarge the goals, but I’m not having it, I tells ya – as soon as the goals are enlarged it becomes a different game.

No, No and No.

MatrixTransform
January 23, 2022 9:35 pm

apparently my mother just got facebook jailed for calling Maximum Dan a Bat Eared Mong.
took all of 30 minutes

I’m very proud

Cassie of Sydney
January 23, 2022 9:36 pm

Tonight, for the first time in many moons, I watched their ABC, a documentary series called “Muster Dogs” about kelpie puppies from the same litter and how these kelpies are trained by various graziers across Australia and turned into champion muster dogs. It was a wonderful programme. Highly recommended. All dogs are angels from heaven but kelpies have a spark of the divine in them.

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 9:37 pm

MatrixTransform says:
January 23, 2022 at 9:24 pm

Have you ever had moules frites?

best in Chelsea

Okay.

MatrixTransform
January 23, 2022 9:39 pm

Okay

I know you drive past it

not much to look at

… but you are missing out

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
January 23, 2022 9:40 pm

OCO
The media is going to scream blue bloody murder at the slightest strain on the hospital system. Then he will have to explain why he wasn’t able to make adequate preparations in the two Covid-free years he had. This will probably be unfair
WTF? Are you effing blind and retarded too?

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 9:41 pm

matrix

I posted “Okay” because the menu sounded really good. I’m happy to go some time.

Frank
Frank
January 23, 2022 9:41 pm

What is the deal with ball sports, the inverse relationship between the fagginess on the pitch and the savagery of the crowds.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 23, 2022 9:42 pm

Oops, just quoted myself. I’m getting senile.

Quick, a single. Aha, if you’re fond of sand dunes!

MatrixTransform
January 23, 2022 9:44 pm

sorry JC, my bad

…it really is quite good

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
January 23, 2022 9:46 pm

Poirot: I am not French, I am Belgian.
Hastings: Well it’s the same thing, you both eat horsemeat.

However I’d wax lyrical over the mussels in Brussels. But this isn’t that sort of a blog.

rosie
rosie
January 23, 2022 9:46 pm

Silicon Valley is even lower down my list of prospective vacation locations (than Belgium)

rosie
rosie
January 23, 2022 9:47 pm

Anyhow Belguim is too cold at this time of year.
Did I mention that the weather here atm is fabulous?

rosie
rosie
January 23, 2022 9:49 pm

BoN
Disappointed.
I thought was going to be the Toto music from Dune.

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 9:49 pm

There has been an unrelenting push to enlarge the goals

No shit. It’s a big fucking yawn. Also, in my opinion a lot of the games are basically random wins/losses. A game is scored as 1:0 big freaking deal. You need more scoring to figure out which team won without a random score. It’s homosexual.

As for not knowing the teams. I know how Ajax is, I was kidding around. My favorite team is Lazio and it’s because of the fans. The fans wanted a ban on females sitting in the front rows of their home games because they suggested it’s a ‘sacred place” where only men should be seated. I like their joie de vivre…. their spirit. They caused a real stir.

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 9:50 pm

Rosie, where are you?

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 9:50 pm

who..

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
January 23, 2022 9:52 pm

Back to the real world/
As predicted by several posters here –
New Covid variant spreading like wildfire across UK and Scandinavia: BA.2 ‘stealth’ mutation now half of all new coronavirus cases in Denmark and rapidly pushing Omicron aside
Then towards the end of the article –
According to multiple reports, BA.2 causes mild symptoms.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 23, 2022 9:55 pm

WTF? Are you effing blind and retarded too?

He’s a Narrative Promoter.
The Narrative he’s pushing today is
1. Yeah, Covid is real, but the mask mandate, border restrictions, QR Codes, whatever, it’s all about to finish.
2. Trust me.
Just my opinion, but this guy reminds me of the old Peanuts comic Strip.
You know the one:
Lucy is holding the footy on the tee, Charlie Brown is charging in for the kick, Lucy is sending Trust Me vibes Charlie Brown’s way.. you know the rest.

Rabz
January 23, 2022 9:55 pm

I wanna goil with a shoit skoit and a lerng jacket, I tells ya … 🙂

Until such lasciviousness gets banned (again). 🙁

rosie
rosie
January 23, 2022 9:55 pm

I had moules frites the other day.
I felt awkward eating them with a mussel shell like they do in St Malo so used a fork.
Then someone else ordered them and didn’t just pull the mussel out with another shell they used the shell as a drinking vessel for the creamy soup.
At least I sopped some of that up with the beautiful bread.
Might have to go back and have that lunch again.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 23, 2022 9:56 pm

I know you drive past it

Drive She Said (Stan Ridgeway, 1985)

Sorry, brain comes up with such things upon stimuli. Keep your hands on the wheel.

rosie
rosie
January 23, 2022 10:00 pm

I’m still in Bastia, on the east coast of Corsica, it’s gorgeous.

Having coffee in a boulangerie where they have just baked another batch of bread.

Tomorrow I’m catching the train to Ajaccio on the west coast, biggest city on the island and Napoleon’s home town.
After that ferry to Marseilles.
Hopefully this superb weather holds up.
I’ll eventually head north to Paris but delaying as I know the weather will be much colder once I cross the Loire.

2dogs
2dogs
January 23, 2022 10:01 pm

but rather how people changed their behaviour while in a pandemic

People were to blame for following orders?

Especially considering what happened to them if they didn’t:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozu50sYZr7s&list=PLrvtPSwNZ-fffmIbBW7cu3Befng6wex03&index=26

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 23, 2022 10:03 pm

BoN
Disappointed.
I thought was going to be the Toto music from Dune.

Rosie – I’m disappointed that the music from the various Dunes isn’t especially epic. Ok, the latest is Hans Zimmer, who’s OK but is more like elevator music than some of John Williams’ scores.

.

chrisl
chrisl
January 23, 2022 10:03 pm

One of the 12 provinces in The Netherlands is called North Brabant
So where is South Brabant ?

Nelson_Kidd-Players
Nelson_Kidd-Players
January 23, 2022 10:04 pm

Sounds a long way from the Cowes foreshore, Rosie! Greetings from down south.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 23, 2022 10:04 pm

King Leopold gets a bum rap.
How TF is he supposed to know what his Estate Managers are getting up to 6,000 miles away in the Congo before Telephones and the Wireless was invented.
He sported a magnificent beard though.
I’d say King Leopold, W.G. Grace and Vlad The Impaler are the top 3 for beards in history, can’t separate them.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Famous Belgians:
Hercule Poirot
Tintin
Audrey Hepburn
Jeannine Deckers

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 10:05 pm

who’s OK but is more like elevator music than some of John Williams’ scores.

Would never have picked you for a heavy metalhead, Brucie, but there you go.

rosie
rosie
January 23, 2022 10:09 pm
Rabz
January 23, 2022 10:09 pm

Sal, you left one out – Famous Belgians:

Walleenee Nobodee

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 23, 2022 10:11 pm

Lukaku is the Belgian of note.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 23, 2022 10:11 pm

Only Belgian of note.

miltonf
miltonf
January 23, 2022 10:11 pm

def dams dope

srr
srr
January 23, 2022 10:12 pm

mnbvc?
@mnbvc
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Worldwide Data suggests Fully Vaccinated Americans, Australians, Brits, Canadians, & Germans are developing Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

https://dailyexpose.uk/2022/01/22/vacc
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rosie
rosie
January 23, 2022 10:12 pm

I think in the case of a pandemic, most people change their behaviour, they don’t need government to tell them to.
Some of course might need to be told it’s a good idea to wash their hands from time to time.

2dogs
2dogs
January 23, 2022 10:12 pm

Belgium to close all existing nuclear power plants

Got to hand it to the French.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 23, 2022 10:12 pm

I’m disappointed that the music from the various Dunes isn’t especially epic.

How dare you!

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 10:14 pm

Rosie

There was a netflix special called “Steak”. It tried to figure out the best steak in the world. This Corsican dude won. I wanted to ferry over from Sardinia to try it out but in the end, it was summer and just couldn’t be fucked. I can’t recall the name but the docu should still be on Netflix.
As an aside.
The Doco host was talking to the owner of a Paris steak house. He said that even though his doctor had told him to go easy on the fatty meat, he was devouring a huge steak every day at his restaurant. His workers were mumbling how they wanted him to stop as he suffered from heart problems.
At the end, the credits acknowledged his passing away.

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 10:16 pm

King Leopold gets a bum rap.

Yea Ed. He was one of the good ones. He only killed 10 million Africans.

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 10:18 pm

Dunes.. at least the first “Dunes” was really about finding alternative sources to cocaine. That’s how I understood it. The spice was basically coke.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 23, 2022 10:18 pm

King Leopold gets a bum rap.
How TF is he supposed to know what his Estate Managers are getting up to 6,000 miles away in the Congo before Telephones and the Wireless was invented.

Do you really know so little about history?

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 23, 2022 10:20 pm

This week I filed HB3129, which codifies that a father’s financial responsibility to his baby & their mom begins at conception.

It’s a NothingBurger.
The guy is on the hook for 18+ years as soon as she gets a positive test anyway, that’s six weeks later if she’s going for gold.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 23, 2022 10:21 pm

Famous Belgians

Egide Walschaerts- Born Jan 21st 1802.

Responsible for the chuffy, twirly bits we all know and love…

#Hoopy

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 23, 2022 10:22 pm

Telephone exchanges in the Congo, 1889, Zulu?
Sources, etc.?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 23, 2022 10:23 pm

It’s a NothingBurger.

Something you wanna tell us about, Grigory?

#HeWouldSayThat,Wouldn’tHe?

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 23, 2022 10:25 pm

The Belgian’s make some fine guns.
Designed by a yank.
An updated P35 with a 17 round mag.
None of your plastic crap.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 23, 2022 10:26 pm

Telephone exchanges in the Congo, 1889, Zulu?

You obtuse retard, Grigory.

Written missives, orders and other SAFEHAND paper documents have been in existence as long as humans have had the ability to write, scratch, engrave or otherwise commit complex instructions to a surface for transmission.

Rabz
January 23, 2022 10:27 pm
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 23, 2022 10:27 pm

calli at 9.07:

‘nougat bonbon’ just made the lexicon.

‘I got hit in the nougat bonbon playing cricket, and it was the worst pain I’d ever felt.’

‘Getting a bee sting barb out of your nougat bonbon using the credit card scraping method is not for the faint of heart.’

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 23, 2022 10:27 pm

Telephone exchanges in the Congo, 1889, Zulu?
Sources, etc.?

God give me strength. Returning missionaries? Crusading newspaper journalists? Agents of the Anti – Slavery Association?

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 23, 2022 10:28 pm

I still like TinTin.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 23, 2022 10:29 pm

The Belgians were and are shit, but IF they earned redemption of any sort it would have been for the FN FAL family of rifles.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 23, 2022 10:30 pm

The Belgian’s make some fine guns.

The FN SLR for one….

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
January 23, 2022 10:31 pm

Famous Belgians:
Hercule Poirot
Tintin
Audrey Hepburn
Jeannine Deckers

How could you forget Plastic Bertrand?

Rabz
January 23, 2022 10:31 pm
Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 23, 2022 10:32 pm

I’m thinking of joining a pistol club again just to lay my hands on one of those new Brownings.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 23, 2022 10:33 pm

Vaccinations cause AIDS.

Righto rssrsrss.

According to a source link that asks for cash straight off the bat.

Rabz
January 23, 2022 10:35 pm
JC
JC
January 23, 2022 10:35 pm

Thanks Nelison.
I had a car accident on the I 95 when his song was playing one time and I couldn’t turn off the fucking radio. Great memory.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 23, 2022 10:37 pm

The Belgians were and are shit, but IF they earned redemption of any sort it would have been for the FN FAL family of rifles.

You forgot the MAG-58.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 23, 2022 10:37 pm

And the Minimi.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 23, 2022 10:38 pm

I went with a Belgium girl for a short time.
Very attractive and a good uh, you know.
But she was a professional golfer.
Playing golf every day just to get my arse handed to me got old very quickly.
Don’t know what she saw in me to be honest.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
January 23, 2022 10:38 pm

JCsays:
January 23, 2022 at 10:35 pm
Thanks Nelison.
I had a car accident on the I 95 when his song was playing one time and I couldn’t turn off the fucking radio. Great memory.

So I’m guessing you haven’t hit Rabz’s link?

Rabz
January 23, 2022 10:39 pm

For those philistines who dismissed this mighty li’l goil – she was among the best, I yells ya!

Dot
Dot
January 23, 2022 10:40 pm

Don’t know what she saw in me to be honest.

Putting.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 23, 2022 10:41 pm

The SLR is the ants pants.
That other stuff would have been for reos.
We had the pig. And Bren.
My favourite was the AR.

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 10:43 pm

So I’m guessing you haven’t hit Rabz’s link?

Absolutely not.

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 10:44 pm

I went with a Belgium girl for a short time.
Very attractive and a good uh, you know.
But she was a professional golfer.
Playing golf every day just to get my arse handed to me got old very quickly.
Don’t know what she saw in me to be honest.

It’s the sport with the best looking females, I reckon. I read one time that a decent number are muff divers though.

Rabz
January 23, 2022 10:45 pm
Rabz
January 23, 2022 10:46 pm

Absolutely not

Poor, Squire.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 23, 2022 10:46 pm

We had the pig

Always though that, at the time the M60 was designed, they should have done a better job.

Dot
Dot
January 23, 2022 10:47 pm

Kendra Vallone

Increase Your Golf Swing Arch and Distance–Get Your Hands UP Drill
3 Keys to Hitting Your Driver Better
Long Distance Putting Drill

It’s almost enough to make one start SIMPing.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 23, 2022 10:48 pm

Carrier pigeons.
The ones with a lot of stamina.
Case closed.

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 10:49 pm
Dot
Dot
January 23, 2022 10:50 pm

Yoo, Hyun Ju

“Golf with Aimee”

Um…life is worth living.

JC
JC
January 23, 2022 10:52 pm

My fave is Paige. She looks really focused on the game.

https://www.belleviewbiltmoregolf.com/hottest-female-golfers/

Rabz
January 23, 2022 10:53 pm

We had the pig

There’s no other logical explanation for the last two years of hitlerist insanity …

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
January 23, 2022 10:54 pm

shocking- colonialism was not a positive experience for them. The place still seems to be a complete disaster

Always was
Always will be

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 23, 2022 10:55 pm

ZK2A,
They took the worst bits from the best designs.

Rabz
January 23, 2022 10:57 pm

JC – the Paige is not a golfer.

A curvy bit o’ that, perhaps.

miltonf
miltonf
January 23, 2022 10:57 pm
Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
January 23, 2022 11:00 pm

Abe was released after serving five years in prison

One year per inch.

Rabz
January 23, 2022 11:02 pm

Chicago and not in an Ozark sense …

rosie
rosie
January 23, 2022 11:02 pm

Everyone at the upmarket restaurants is eating sea urchins.
Not whole though.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 23, 2022 11:03 pm

The Belgique bit would be in her forties by now.
She was blonde.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 23, 2022 11:04 pm

I like sea urchins. Salty custard.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 23, 2022 11:05 pm

They took the worst bits from the best designs.

The bloke I grew to hate was the fvckwit who put the carrying handle on the body of the gun, not on the barrel, like the Bren, his mate who designed the spare barrel with the duplicate gas piston and bipod, and as for that stupid, poxy asbestos glove..

Rabz
January 23, 2022 11:09 pm

Holly Sonders is incredibly talented, accomplished and beautiful. She is a presenter and pro golfer with stunning looks

And she’s a brunette. Hence the fawning above.

Dot
Dot
January 23, 2022 11:13 pm

‘Visit Melbin’

No, never again.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Zyconoclast says: January 23, 2022 at 11:00 pm

Abe was released after serving five years in prison

One year per inch.

She wouldn’t have got off that lightly.
Her sentence was six years, so probably the intention was for more like a year & a half per inch.
Keep in mind he was Japanese.

Rabz
January 23, 2022 11:19 pm

This li’l ditty always takes me back to the Cross late on a Saturday night …

Won’t somebody get me a drink, I asks ya?”

Definitive memories of SoHo in the mid noughties – goils rubbing themselves against you.

Because they could and they didn’t give a rodents. Very close to Heaven. I don’t ask for much. 🙂

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 23, 2022 11:20 pm

There was a place at the beachfront in Bomdi with a Belgian chef.
Used to do the mussels.
They were great.
I think there is a place in Neutral Bay does them.
I wonder if someone that lives that way knows?

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 23, 2022 11:23 pm

Zulu,
You should have used your mates giggle hat.
You know you wanted to.

rosie
rosie
January 23, 2022 11:24 pm
Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
January 23, 2022 11:28 pm
JC
JC
January 23, 2022 11:28 pm

I think there is a place in Neutral Bay does them.
I wonder if someone that lives that way knows?

I owned a house in Neutral Bay. Possibly the shitiest street in the burb.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 23, 2022 11:35 pm

JC,
It was a rather seedy area not that long ago.
Now Military Road is like a parking lot.
The Oaks isn’t worth going to these days.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 23, 2022 11:42 pm

Zyco.

That article – the first you linked to, as I haven’t stopped giggling enough to look at the other one – doesn’t say the WHO caused AIDS by vaccinating people for smallpox.

It says an unnamed ‘advisor’ thinks it might, because lots of Africans were vaccinated for smallpox and lots of Africans got AIDS.

The doctor who identified bum flu in the US thinks the advisor’s viewpoint is an unproven hypothesis. The WHO did not actually ‘admit’ to anything, in that piece at least.

The article concludes with the opinions of a bevy of charity organisations, who recently participated in a ‘meeting of 50 experts’, in Geneva (and how do you reckon the charities paid for that?) and who concluded that they need more money.

Honkity honk honk. rsrrsrss-worthy.

Indolent
Indolent
January 23, 2022 11:43 pm

According to a source link that asks for cash straight off the bat.

Because they’ve been totally demonetised. Perhaps because all their articles are based on analysis of official data.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 23, 2022 11:46 pm

75-year-old man came to a car dealership for an expensive car. He was kicked out, but he came back

Don’t know how to do the link, but google this one. It’s good for a laugh.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 23, 2022 11:48 pm

‘Because they’ve been totally demonetised’

Probably because they call themselves the Daily Expose, probably because it’s been poorly translated into English from something else and probably because the titles ‘National Enquirer’ and ‘Picture Magazine’ were already taken.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 23, 2022 11:54 pm

You should have used your mates giggle hat.
You know you wanted to.

The dreaded “Hats Hilarious.” Useful for a multitude of purposes, from changing the barrel of an M60, to shutting the shithouse door, when the lock was busted.

I had a relative by marriage, who had served with the 173rd Airborne, alongside 1RAR, at Bien Hoa, in 1965.

“Crazy fvcking Australians, going to war in cloth hats..”

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
January 23, 2022 11:55 pm

Watching Outsiders tonight and was struck by the gendarmes who forced a woman at the AO to remove an anti-CCP t-shirt.
Can’t have propoganda in the the land of Belt and Road, especially when a Chinese grog company has such prime advertising real estate on centre court.

JC
JC
January 24, 2022 12:00 am

JC,
It was a rather seedy area not that long ago.

No shit. I’m not kidding, the cast out of Deliverance were our next door neighbors. The other neighbor, next door, was trying to build (by himself) a fish pond out of his entire backyard and the Boo Radley’s lived across the street. The Radley’s left part of the front window open so that plants would creep inside. We were just off Ben Boyd Road In Raymond Road.

Now Military Road is like a parking lot.

All of inner Sydney is.

The Oaks isn’t worth going to these days.

The Oaks was a big meeting place for traders on Friday nights. I think, at one stage, it sold the most grog of any pub in Australia. It was really busy.

srr
srr
January 24, 2022 12:02 am

Catholic — News Report — Sacking the Knights of Malta

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL6VthC89wY

Jan 22, 2022
Church Militant

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 24, 2022 12:03 am

No wonder state cops in Australia wear masks.
You wouldn’t want the neighbours to know what you do.
Myrmadon fascist yobs.

JC
JC
January 24, 2022 12:07 am

I’m talking about Neutral Bay from about 1984 to 1987 0r 1988.

srr
srr
January 24, 2022 12:11 am

Joe Rogan SLAMS Media For Lying About Tim Pool And Maajid Nawaz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y92lbJFWV5E

JC
JC
January 24, 2022 12:12 am

You know, Australian real estate – particularly Sydney ( upper North Shore and the Eastern burbs) have had a compound return (without rent being included) of around 8% if the house I had in Neutral Bay is a good indicator, which I’m sure it is. 8% is the best long term return in the western world.

srr
srr
January 24, 2022 12:13 am

The Vortex — Church Militant ‘Nut Jobs’

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

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 24, 2022 12:18 am

JC,
I used to take aspiring actresses to the Oaks to meet John Mellion.
They would think I was big time in the business. Dummies.
The things one had to do for a tan boot.
But it really was throbbing Friday to Sunday.
Far enough away from my then day job too.
Wouldn’t go there now. The patrons are painful.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 24, 2022 12:22 am

JC,
Those are around the times I’m talking about.
Knew a few guys who inherited the family home.
Instant millionaires.
My little place at Brontë went up much more than 8% pa.

JC
JC
January 24, 2022 12:22 am

Aspiring Australian actresses are good value, I reckon. It doesn’t appear like the director has to fight hard to get them to get their gear off.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 24, 2022 12:23 am

They’re ok for bragging rights.
Some are really nice people.
Some.

JC
JC
January 24, 2022 12:24 am

My little place at Brontë went up much more than 8% pa.

Earlier last year, we did that Bondi to Bronte walk along the coast line. Sydney really is beautiful.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 24, 2022 12:24 am

I used to take aspiring actresses to the Oaks to meet John Mellion.

Didn’t they name one of the bars there, in his honor?

JC
JC
January 24, 2022 12:26 am

The 8% I was referring to was over about 37 years. That kind of compound return is pretty decent over that long period of time.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 24, 2022 12:28 am

I used to run it.
Crowded now.
The Surf Clubs, the Icebergs.
They were good times.
I just look at a different bit of the same water now.
Some really lovely spots though.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 24, 2022 12:30 am

JC,
That would be right. Forgot the compound.

Bill P
Bill P
January 24, 2022 12:32 am

The dish in the woods earlier beats the moules frites any day.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 24, 2022 12:33 am

Zulu,
They did.
The new clientele wouldn’t have a clue about it though.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 24, 2022 12:38 am

Night all. Early start tomorrow.

bespoke
bespoke
January 24, 2022 3:01 am

Picture Magazine

Now that takes me back.

bespoke
bespoke
January 24, 2022 3:23 am

What evidence do you have that he is a “troll”. I see no trolling in this comment.

There are anonymous liberal trolls who generate fake conspiracy theories and fake news they think will be appealing to conservatives. This way they can later expose the hoax and muddy the waters on real news.

If this is fake it will make Fauci’s opponents look like nuts and him look like a hero being attacked by crazies. See the birthers and Obama as an example.

Follow link for context.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
January 24, 2022 12:13 pm

Honkity honk honk.

Yes

HT
HT
January 24, 2022 1:07 pm

‘ow the hell can you have a game played for 90 minutes and the fuckers don’t score?

I raise you the game of cricket. 5 loooooong, excruciating days and every chance of not having a winner. O.M.G.

Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly
January 25, 2022 1:44 pm

@Cassie
If you genuinely believe that it is OK to spray a tirade of four letter words in front of an audience with a large component of children, then you might be justified in describing me as prudish. All else is just vitriol.

Roger
Roger
January 25, 2022 1:56 pm

I raise you the game of cricket. 5 loooooong, excruciating days and every chance of not having a winner.

The probability of draws in 1st class cricket has actually been decreasing over recent decades.

Be that as it may, a draw can still be a rewarding experience for players and spectators. There’s a lot of drama & skill on display in saving a game.

Roger
Roger
January 25, 2022 2:02 pm

Watching Outsiders tonight and was struck by the gendarmes who forced a woman at the AO to remove an anti-CCP t-shirt. Can’t have propoganda in the the land of Belt and Road, especially when a Chinese grog company has such prime advertising real estate on centre court.

Isn’t Rod Laver Arena managed by a Trust on behalf of the people of Victoria?

Seems to me some questions need to be put to certain people.

Tom
Tom
January 25, 2022 2:43 pm

In the past five years, Tucker Carlson has become America’s most switched-on broadcast journalist and his weekday Fox News show is a must-watch if you want to know what’s really going on in American politics.

At the same time, Fox News’s other nighttime opinion shows have been exposed for their weaknesses.

Sean Hannity was elevated to the number two slot after the sacking of Bill O’Reilly on trumped up sexual harrassment charges after the left stared targeting media figures hey didn’t like.

Hannity’s daily show takes the format of a university lecture. attacking he Biden regime I could write the show without notes because it’s basically the same every day. Boring as.

The other recent Fox News hire, Laura Ingraham, is worse. I can’t take in her show any more without turning the sound down.

Today Ingraham interrupted and talked over one of America’s best thinkers, Victor Davis Hanson.

Ingraham is worse than a Karen. She’s a loudmouth knowall. She might as well be talking to herself on CNN.

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  1. Vic can’t upkeep it roads, probably the smallest network per head in Oz. From what I’v heard other Gov services…

  2. You aren’t allowed to ask if someone who has an Aboriginal great grandparent qualifies as one of the “First Nations”…

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