Open Thread – Tues 12 April 2022


On the barricades on the Rue Soufflot, Horace Vernet, 1848/9

2,156 responses to “Open Thread – Tues 12 April 2022”

  1. Big_Nambas Avatar
    Big_Nambas

    Mac Siccar, one good turn deserves another!

    The Bacon Tree

    Two Mexicans are stuck in the desert after crossing into the United States , wandering aimlessly and starving. They are about to just lie down and wait for death, when all of a sudden Luis says………

    “Hey Pepe, do you smell what I smell. Ees bacon, I theenk.”

    “Is, Luis, eet sure smell like bacon. ”

    With renewed hope they struggle up the next sand dune, & there, in the distance, is a tree loaded with bacon.

    There’s raw bacon, there’s fried bacon, back bacon, double smoked bacon … Every imaginable kind of cured pork.

    “Pepe, Pepe, we ees saved! Ees a bacon tree!”

    “Luis, maybe ees a meerage? We ees in the desert don’t forget.”

    “Pepe, since when deed you ever hear of a meerage that smell like bacon…ees no meerage, ees a bacon tree!”

    And with that, Luis staggers towards the tree. He gets to within 5 metres, Pepe crawling close behind, when suddenly a machine gun opens up, and Luis drops like a wet sock. Mortally wounded, he warns Pepe with his dying breath….

    “Pepe… Go back man, you was right, ees not a bacon tree!”

    “Luis, Luis mi amigo… what ees it?”

    “Pepe.. ees not a bacon tree. Ees….

    Ees…..

    Ees….

    Ees….

    Ees..

    Ees….

    Ees….. a ham bush….”
    )

  2. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    “They” say Zelensky admires Tony Abbott.

    *We’ll stop the boats!*

    With what is probably the biggest active warship in the Black Sea now sunk, one Alligator class assault ship sunk at anchor in Berdyansk on March 24th and two Ropuchas badly mangled in that same attack, it’s not an idle boast…

  3. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    Re the Titanic, once got employed to write encyclopedia entries on maritime matters. Quite a good gig if you know the subject matter beforehand, and write it out and then fact check.

    It broadened outside my initial list of naval stuff, and like a clown I accepted several topics I didn’t know much about, thus necessitating hours more of research. One subject was the Titanic.

    There have been hundreds of books and articles written, and the conspiracy theories are rampant. Others in addition to KD’s above include a workman being trapped in the hull compartments, whose ghost of course was angry; a fire raging for days as she sailed; and the distress calls being ignored.

  4. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Sorry- Here is the entry on the Ropucha. Nasty little landing ship, that one. Lots of teeth…

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ropucha-class_landing_ship

  5. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    With Russian 3 amphibious assault ships and their biggest and most powerful escort (Flagship?) out of the equation, I suspect any amphibious operation along the River Bug or to take Odessa is now very much out of the question.

  6. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    a fire raging for days as she sailed

    I thought the bunker fire one was a real thing (and not uncommon on ships). But that it had nothing to do with the sinking?

    Which gives me an excuse to post this awesome little piece.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHGTG5o-ESA

  7. Old bloke Avatar
    Old bloke

    How about high ranking American military ‘observers’?

    That would be very embarrassing.

  8. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    One subject was the Titanic.

    Often wondered how many of today’s strident sisterhood would heed the call “Women and children first” and how many would stand back, prepared to die with the men, in the name of equality…

  9. Delta A Avatar
    Delta A

    Thanks for the Easter funnies, Mak. I’ll be well loaded now for the Big Easter Joke-off when the fam meets up on Sunday.

    Big_Nambas, I’m going to use yours, too, although I’ll never do the accent as well as you do.

  10. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    Interesting Zero Hedge article and for once the comments aren’t totally feral:
    https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/fk-you-money

  11. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
    April 15, 2022 at 12:55 pm
    One subject was the Titanic.

    Often wondered how many of today’s strident sisterhood would heed the call “Women and children first” and how many would stand back, prepared to die with the men, in the name of equality…

    Between zero and bugger all?

  12. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Radio Rabz.
    I vote for “Christian Folk-Rock 1972 – 1978”.

  13. Winston Smith Avatar

    Indolent:

    2. They are just adjusting the leading reins, the barriers. No intention whatsoever of lifting the “emergency” powers and just letting us get on with our lives. Just like China, this can all be reversed tomorrow and likely will be when cases rise in winter.

    So what will happen when the bastards pull this stunt again?
    We put up with it?
    We do futile marches?
    Write letters to the editor?

    Because we know they will do it repeatedly until the legislation is repealed. We should be now making our votes depend on ending this farcical situation.

  14. JohnJJJ Avatar
    JohnJJJ

    Who is in Mariupol whose presence there causes so much alarm that such risky measures are undertaken to extricate him/them?
    The foreign military advisors, agents and probably scientists are not going to fight the Russians. So their countries can not count on them being killed and disappearing. They will surrender and the Russian will get information from them and probably swap them for assets. The US and EU has to keep it secret and must be desperate. The Ruskies have the winning hand here.

  15. Winston Smith Avatar

    Rabz:

    Winston – no forgiveness, ever for that. Be interesting to do a word count on the use of personal pronouns in that stream of interminable narcissistic idiocy.

    I was going to state the article could have been halved in size if the personal pronouns were excluded.
    Then I decided that youse could all find out for yourselves.
    I’m generous like that.

  16. Old bloke Avatar
    Old bloke

    Top Ender says:
    April 15, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    There have been hundreds of books and articles written, and the conspiracy theories are rampant. Others in addition to KD’s above include a workman being trapped in the hull compartments, whose ghost of course was angry; a fire raging for days as she sailed; and the distress calls being ignored.

    TE, it’s an established fact that there was a fire onboard in the coal bunkers, the last photos of the Titanic before she left Cork shows some some damage and dis-colourisation of the hull where the fire was burning. This contributed to the tragedy as it buckled the partitions in the hull (I don’t know the nautical term for them, bulkheads?) so when seawater flowed in one partition, it flooded others as well causing the ship to go down. A breach of one partition and its subsequent flooding wouldn’t have sunk the ship.

    A fireman on board the ship testified to this at the commission which investigated the sinking.

    Similarly, a rescued radio operator also testified that distress calls were made but were ignored. The radio operator sent out a distress call to a nearby ship but the operator on that ship had turned his radio off for the night.

  17. Winston Smith Avatar

    Cassie of Sydney:

    I believe that progressive Jews, both in the US and even here in Oz, actively give cover and even legitimacy to the left’s anti-Semitism. Left-wing Jews always make excuses for anti-Semitism from the left in a way they would never ever do for anti-Semitism from the right (which is rare).

    Well said!

  18. Winston Smith Avatar

    Dot:

    Rumour has it a positive RAT can be faked with clear acidic solutions and a negative can be faked with clear basic solutions.
    Does anyone have white vinegar or bicarb soda at home?

    Dot, check with Bespoke – he has Stella Artois in his fridge – it dissolves the entire RAT apparatus so the result can be whatever you want.

  19. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    Yeah, I should have expressed myself better Old Bloke.

    The Titanic conspiracy theorists seem to want to take something like a bunker fire or an ignored call and weave into it vast agendas.

  20. Diogenes Avatar
    Diogenes

    . This contributed to the tragedy as it buckled the partitions in the hull (I don’t know the nautical term for them, bulkheads?) so when seawater flowed in one partition, it flooded others as well causing the ship to go down. A breach of one partition and its subsequent flooding wouldn’t have sunk the ship.

    Utter nonsense.

    The Titanic was designed to remain afloat if any four partitions were flooded. Photographic evidence shows the tear caused by the iceberg extends across 5 compartments, so she was doomed.

    The radio operator sent out a distress call to a nearby ship but the operator on that ship had turned his radio off for the night.

    That radio operator on the other ship had attempted to warn Titanic of the icefield, but was told to shut up as the Titanic’s radio was fully engaged in sending telegrams for the passengers.

  21. Old bloke Avatar
    Old bloke

    Queensland Health have issued instructions that doctors can’t give venom immunotherapy to patients within 48 hours of receiving the vaxx injection.

    If someone got the vaxx jab and that was followed by an anti-venom jab, that would neutralise the venom in the vaxx, we can’t have that happening now can we.

    What a strange situation, imagine if some bloke in Queensland went to his GP for his vaxx booster, and when he left the surgery he was bitten by a snake in the GP’s surgery carpark. Imagine his surprise if he returned to the surgery and asked for an anti-venom shot and his doctor said “sorry, can’t help you, go home and die quietly.”

  22. mizaris Avatar
    mizaris

    Interesting. The liars candidate for Hunter, the big boofhead, dan repacholi, has sent out to all people in his electorate an AEC postal vote application form with his cover letter advising it be filled out and returned to him and a pre paid envelope with his return address.

    Patrick Gormless, Labor, Perth has done ditto.
    As have the Libs Senate team.

  23. Diogenes Avatar
    Diogenes

    Rumour has it a positive RAT can be faked with clear acidic solutions and

    Old news https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210705-how-children-are-spoofing-covid-19-tests-with-soft-drinks

  24. Barking Toad Avatar
    Barking Toad

    Big_Nambas @12:36

    The Bacon Tree

    That is the worst joke ever.

    It’s so bad I have copied/pasted into emails and sent it to many people to annoy them 🙂

  25. Real Deal Avatar
    Real Deal

    Radio Rabz.
    I vote for “Christian Folk-Rock 1972 – 1978”.

    Lots of really cheesy stuff there. I lived through it.

    Yet, Christian folk-rocker Larry Norman was better than any of them and was in the same ballpark as Dylan. His 1972 song “Reader’s Digest” is a brilliant essay on popular culture. The killer line about Lennon’s “we’re more popular than Jesus” was “Dear John, who’s more popular now?”

    This was in the middle of Jesus Christ Superstar and the rise of the Jesus People. A great song that was a sly and cynical critique of the Zeitgeist of the 60s and early 70s. Larry Norman’s Reader’s Digest is on YouTube. I’m too dumb to link it but it’s worth listening too. Christian without being too naff.

  26. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Patrick Gormless, Labor, Perth has done ditto.
    As have the Libs Senate team.

    Are you sure the libs have done it to?

  27. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Titanic was designed to remain afloat if any four partitions were flooded. Photographic evidence shows the tear caused by the iceberg extends across 5 compartments, so she was doomed.

    That tallies with any reading I’ve done about the disaster.

  28. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    bespoke says: April 15, 2022 at 11:30 am

    The publican could be humouring St ruth to shut him up.

    A publican humouring a paid live entertainer?
    Not saying it couldn’t happen, however in my experience this is unknown.

    For all the affability some publicans, one thing few could ever be accused of is humouring a paid entertainer who goes rogue.

  29. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    I’m a benevolent owner, Winston but don’t push it.

  30. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    Often wondered how many of today’s strident sisterhood would heed the call “Women and children first” and how many would stand back, prepared to die with the men, in the name of equality…

    Did you just assume their gender?
    Without a biologist on board im afraid they are all doomed.

    Seriously, cant see the Birkenhead drill being followed by many of the menfolk nowdays either.

    To take your chance in the thick of a rush, with firing all about,
    Is nothing so bad when you’ve cover to ‘and, an’ leave an’ likin’ to shout;
    But to stand an’ be still to the Birken’ead drill
    is a damn tough bullet to chew,
    An’ they done it, the Jollies — ‘Er Majesty’s Jollies —
    soldier an’ sailor too!
    Their work was done when it ‘adn’t begun; they was younger nor me an’ you;
    Their choice it was plain between drownin’ in ‘eaps
    an’ bein’ mopped by the screw,
    So they stood an’ was still to the Birken’ead drill,
    soldier an’ sailor too!

    We’re most of us liars, we’re ‘arf of us thieves,
    an’ the rest are as rank as can be,
    But once in a while we can finish in style
    (which I ‘ope it won’t ‘appen to me)…

  31. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Seriously, cant see the Birkenhead drill being followed by many of the menfolk nowdays either.

    Adam Bandt?

  32. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Adam Bandt?

    Proof that a woman can have a penis.

  33. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    From Top Ender’s link:
    [truncated]

    Biden, was named Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor, the first person to hold the role, in 2017. He did not teach regular classes but made about a dozen public appearances on the campus, mostly at big-ticketed events. He collected a pay check in 2017, 2018 and early 2019.

    In all, Biden reaped nearly $1 million from the university after being given a vague role and teaching no regular classes.

  34. Pedro the Loafer Avatar
    Pedro the Loafer

    How long before Biden is “retired” to a high security aged care facility?

    Watching this old coot wandering about in a daze and being ignored by his paid sycophants would usually be a sad sight, except for the fact he is one of the most powerful men in the world and his every addled brainfart becomes law.

  35. shatterzzz Avatar
    shatterzzz

    Re the dole, a relative has no house, a little in super and was sacked due to Dans arbitrary rules. He has registered for the dole but you can’t get it if you have over $5k of liquid assets

    One thing to learn about CentreLink claims .. never have assets (money)that can be verifies by checking .. under the mattress might be laffed at but when your dealing with this grub of a gummint dept. .. it’s an ideal solution .. never , ever give CentreLink info they don’t need to know .. Houso rules #101 ..
    it’ll come back to bite ya .. LOL! ..

  36. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    Top Endersays:
    April 15, 2022 at 2:06 pm
    Moment a confused looking Biden sticks out his hand and appears to shake thin air after falsely claiming in speech that he had also been a ‘full professor’ at UPenn for four years

    we are a week away from the White house claiming Vladimir Putin shit in Bidens pants and ran away.

  37. DaFisk Avatar
    DaFisk

    Now that Russia has suffered its most humiliating naval loss since 1905, we are starting to hear from Putinists about how “provocative” this is, and the importance of allowing Putin a “win” to save face and avoid nuclear war. Oddly, invading a country, annexing parts of it, levelling cities, killing and raping tens of thousands of people is somehow NOT provocative! Putin is the biggest manbaby in the world, always threatening mayhem unless his delicate feelings are soothed.

  38. Luzu Avatar

    Another rabbit joke but slightly crude. Those of a delicate disposition should probably stop reading now.

    Q. What do you call a man with 50 rabbits up his bum?

    A. Warren.

  39. calli Avatar
    calli

    I see mole got to the Birkenhead Drill before me.

    Those days are long gone, some of the qualities remain in individuals but not many.

    And…everyone knows Titanic was sunk by aliens. The death ray struck midships.

  40. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Shadilay, my Cats!

    Shadilay, for things that were.

    Shadilay, for things that are.

    And Shadilay for the good things that might yet be.

    For noble Kekistan (bless her memory) and shitposters everywhere… 🙂

  41. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    enthusiastic Nazi bar staff

    4% unemployment has consequences. Sieg heil!

  42. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    And…everyone knows Titanic was sunk by aliens. The death ray struck midships.

    No, no Calli!

    You’re getting yourself mixed up with the gallant sacrifice of HMS Thunderchild.

    Drachinifel covers her development and final deployment in the service of Humanity here.

    Besides, everyone knows that the Titanic was sunk by a catastrophic explosion caused by a spook and a flamer having an argument over a case of smuggled gypsum. And the flamer got so incandescent they accidentally touched off* the entire shipment.

    Probably…

    *Phrasing

  43. Twostix Avatar
    Twostix

    Fisk your ridiculous neocon posting is almost reaching the levels of your covid hysteria in 2020 (“ACE receptors! Asian race specific bioweapon, to the government mandated bunkers immediately – no time for questions hand me a paper bag I’m hyperventilating see you in two years!!).

    That was weird you know. One minute you were hysterically binge posting that the whole world was going to die from a Chinese bioweapon, then when opinion shifted and the place went anti covid narrative you silently completely disappeared for two years.

    I guess Russia helped you finally get over your covid hysteria and return.

  44. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Fisk your ridiculous neocon posting

    Oh Noes.

    The scourge of the BoOmErS has returned…

  45. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Bidens ongoing deterioration makes the question of who is pulling the strings even more important. Deep State has never had it so good.

  46. Oh come on Avatar
    Oh come on

    Lol what a loser:

    “I’m in town next week, are you around?” one of my besties texts. I haven’t seen her in over a year.

    I internally scream: “Yes, yay!” But instead, I reply: “I’m around, but my ability to be social isn’t. I’m scared of COVID, so I haven’t been going out.”

    One of those types so terrified of dying that she’ll probably commit suicide.

  47. Bourne1879 Avatar
    Bourne1879

    Anybody able to access WSJ and post full article ?
    Why It Is Hard to Know Who Needs a Covid Booster: Mysterious T Cells
    Vaccine experts aren’t certain who under 65 years should get a second booster–and when–because the response of T cells is poorly understood.

  48. JC Avatar
    JC

    One of those types so terrified of dying that she’ll probably commit suicide.

    I took a bet, but really no bet, with my kid that someone will have isolated in their NYC apartment for 30 years without going outside once. Delivery provisioning is really easy there. I’m very optimistic.

  49. Winston Smith Avatar

    Bespoke:

    Elon Musk has offered Twitter CEO job to Donald Trump if he takes over.

    Someone is trolling or if true Musk ain’t that smart, Winton.

    I strongly suggest a Master Class in Trolling is happening, but maybe, maybe…

  50. Twostix Avatar
    Twostix

    Just as St. Ruth attempted (and failed) to hijack ANZAC Day, using false patriotism to recruit the entire country to his cause and loudly denounced as cowards those who didn’t do it his way,

    Well the thing is, and we’ve been through this many times so it’s funny to seen you again (this seems to be consuming your lives -cowardice does that but you can’t wash away your own failings with a million comments on a blog, sorry) try to revise history, is that struths way ended up being the way.

    You know. You remember, when we all turned up and did that exact thing a year later? The Victorian working man culminating with street battles at….where now? Oh yes….literally at the Shrine to great applause from all here and awkward silence from dumb, dumb and dumber. Mass protests, mass civil disobedience in every capital city, all those things you and the little henpecking brigade had awkwardly been peck.peck.pecking at struth about for 12 months.

    The thing is we all turned up during last spring of discontent and you and your little endless shit posting mates….didn’t. Cowards from the start, cowards till the end.

    One suspects that’s the real driver of this never ending stream of shit posts. When the moment came you were missing. Oops how very awkward!

    Have the gay little pen pal group write another 50,000 comments about it though, as you’ll will. Hilariously it only ever takes one comment to remind everyone of reality and to undo all those months of effort to rewrite history.

    See you in another 50,000 “St Ruth hurrrr ” comments!

  51. Oh come on Avatar
    Oh come on

    The above quote showed up in the following article:
    Socialising during the pandemic is tough. How should an extrovert approach it?

    Maybe get some perspective? Ffs. I mean, come on:

    My new neighbour moved in last week. I exchanged pleasantries from six feet away, hoping he wouldn’t come closer. Luckily, he was busy moving in. A week later, when I was out for a walk, I noticed half a giant tree was tied to the back of my neighbour’s ute.

    Usually, a sight like that would have me immediately engaged and asking questions.

    As my mask-less new neighbour approached me, my heart rate went up. Instead of diving in headfirst to figure out what his grand plan was, I tried not to breathe deeply and attempted to back away.

    Anxiously I started rambling about me not wanting to catch COVID.

    “You have COVID?” he questioned, mishearing me. “No, no — I am trying to avoid it”, I replied. He looked back at me like I was an alien.

    It’s a look I’m seeing often. Society seems surprised at my concerns about catching COVID. I am surprised at the cavalier nature of many who aren’t concerned.

    Yep, your neighbour’s right, and so is “society”*.Other people are sending you signals. Try to interpret them correctly. This is a ‘you’ problem, not an ‘everyone else’ problem. They aren’t being cavalier about Covid. You’re being a histrionic weirdo.

    *a big chunk of society agrees with this unfortunate woman, of course. Also, society’s government is squarely responsible for creating this pandemic of madness

  52. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    Has anyone been to the Easter Bunny Shoot at Wee Jasper? Over 12 yrs ago.

  53. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Have the gay little pen pal group write another 50,000 comments about it though, as you’ll will. Hilariously it only ever takes one comment to remind everyone of reality and to undo all those months of effort to rewrite history.

    Which one comment was that, Struth-sock?

  54. Dot Avatar

    Has anyone been to the Easter Bunny Shoot at Wee Jasper? Over 12 yrs ago.

    Is that code for something?

    struth, check your email.

    *There is a designer home atop one of the mountains off the fam wall on Burrinjuck dam that was used for ‘gentlemanly’ publications – ones truck drivers might read not to feel lonely.

  55. Dot Avatar

    “You have COVID?” he questioned, mishearing me. “No, no — I am trying to avoid it”, I replied. He looked back at me like I was an alien.

    You are – please go back to Zeta Reticuli III.

  56. Dot Avatar

    “During the investigation, the forest officials found that the accused had allegedly raped a Bengal monitor lizard. Their act was also recorded in a mobile phone of one of the accused persons,” an unnamed Maharashtra Forest official told PTI on April 13.

    Um.

    Aren’t these dangerous wild animals, like a Komodo Dragon?

    How TF do you rape a giant lizard?!

    Actually, don’t answer!

    *I am not clicking on your links, mole.

  57. Dot Avatar

    The scourge of the BoOmErS has returned…

    To their credit, they stole from generations before and after them.

  58. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    You are – please go back to Zeta Reticuli III.

    That’s racist, Dot.

    No true Zeta Reticulan would ever be shit-scared of a mere virus.

    Those dirty, germophobic, immunologically dysfunctional Martians, on the other hand…

  59. lotocoti Avatar
    lotocoti

    Snork.
    Skill level 1.

  60. Bluey Avatar
    Bluey

    Well crap. One of the conspiracy theory types I keep an eye on for the lolz not only called the attack on the Moskva before it was publicized, but claims it was not the Ukrainians, but the US aided by the brits.

  61. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Well crap. One of the conspiracy theory types I keep an eye on for the lolz not only called the attack on the Moskva before it was publicized, but claims it was not the Ukrainians, but the US aided by the brits.

    What a dick move on his part.

    The conspiracists are as bad as the Vlad Bae-lievers.

    Ukraine can’t do anything for itself, maaate. It’s the dirty oligarchs/ Furriners*/ Nazis/ Illumi-Nazis/ Elite Tunnelling Brigades of the WEF Pizza Lizards doing all the fighting for them…

    * Eurgh. Suffer not the fur-riner to live…

  62. Winston Smith Avatar

    Rex Anger:

    And trying to excuse that by saying they needed to minimise casualties for domestic political reasons is a tad silly- Slowing your operational tempo in a city fight does not reduce your casualty rates or ratios (Giving your enemy time to regroup and prepare defences and ambushes only exacerbates it). Nor, necessarily, does bombing the place flat. Good tactics and a coherent strategy will, to a certain extent.

    I just watched the 34th episode of Battlestorm by TIK. and curiously enough, both 24th and 14th Pz Divs got warning orders to move into reserve about 3/4 days before the opening of the Russian offensive around the Kalach area. (IIRC, this was where the heavy repair shops were setup for 6th Army.)

  63. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    Have you had allergen immunotherapy (AIT) or venom immunotherapy (VIT) injections in the previous 48 hours?
    Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) recommends that AIT or VIT injections should not be given within 48 hours of the COVID-19 vaccine injection. This avoids confusion about the cause of side effects or allergic reactions.

    ——
    sounds legit :/ sarc off

  64. Tom Avatar
    Tom

    Gun Warrnambool trainer Lindsay Smith (a WA transplant) wins the inaugural Country Discovery sprint at Sale (1100m, $500,000) with four-year-old gelding In The Boat ($5).

    To woo those who don’t want horse racing on Good Friday, Racing Victoria not only made the Sale meeting a major fundraiser for the Melbourne Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, but gave it $1.5 million in total prizemoney and turned it into a marketing exercise for Gippsland tourism, which has been crucified by Kung Flu. Brilliant execution, RV.

  65. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    April 14 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk on Thursday stepped up criticism of the U.S. securities regulator, calling Securities and Exchange Commission officials “bastards” for bringing fraud charges against him over his 2018 tweets regarding taking the company private.

    bugmen are cowards, stupid and evil

  66. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    How TF do you rape a giant lizard?!

    they need to back off the magic mushrooms

  67. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    He has registered for the dole but you can’t get it if you have over $5k of liquid assets

    needs to ‘lose’ it at the pokies.

  68. Winston Smith Avatar

    Incoherent Rambler:

    Nothing wrong with it. Daisy (my blow up doll) and I think it is just fine.

    If you really cared, you’d have a blow up Greta doll.

  69. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    April 14 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk on Thursday stepped up criticism of the U.S. securities regulator, calling Securities and Exchange Commission officials “bastards” for bringing fraud charges against him over his 2018 tweets regarding taking the company private.

    bugmen are cowards, stupid and evil

    The board is also poison pilling by releasing cheap extra stock and a suit is already in place against Musk for not revealing his purchase within time.

    This is it folks: if the richest man in the world cannot beat the swamp the rest of us are fucked. Bongino reckons twatter is stuffed whether Musk wins or not because if they don’t recommend his offer he withdraws and the sp crashes.

  70. Oh come on Avatar
    Oh come on

    Vlad Bae-lievers

    I think it’s more a case of Volod Bae-lievers. One of the objectives of the Western media depiction of him seems to be to cause the moistening of female undergarments, which is as weird as it is absurd.

  71. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    How TF do you rape a giant lizard?!*

    Actually, don’t answer!

    *I am not clicking on your links, mole.
    Infamy!
    Infamy!

    Giant lizard raping was not my link.
    How very dare you insinuate that such a link is the sort I would habitually post!

    * Well if Parliament is the standard you get it legless first….

    Cheer up it could be worse.
    Heres worse.

  72. Winston Smith Avatar

    Farmer Gez:
    So what happens with black sheep?
    I’ve heard that if the sheep are for wool, they get culled real quick. Is this true?

  73. DaFisk Avatar
    DaFisk

    Fisk your ridiculous neocon posting is almost reaching the levels of your covid hysteria in 2020

    My understanding is that a neo-con is typically someone who supports the disastrous invasion of other countries on false pretexts. So it seems I’ve come to the right place after all!

  74. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    I vote for “Christian Folk-Rock 1972 – 1978”

    Be careful what you wish for, Squire.

  75. Old bloke Avatar
    Old bloke

    Utter nonsense.

    The Titanic was designed to remain afloat if any four partitions were flooded. Photographic evidence shows the tear caused by the iceberg extends across 5 compartments, so she was doomed.

    The fireman who gave evidence at the inquiry said that he was in a watertight compartment next to the other partition where the coal was burning. He said that water flooded his compartment as the bulkhead had been warped by the fire, not through direct flooding through the hull. He was obviously not in one of the other five compartments.

    The fire, indirectly, also contributed to the ship’s sinking in other ways. When coal was loaded onto the Titanic before its fatal voyage, there was a coal-miners strike in England so very little coal was available. They took on board whatever they could source which was only just sufficient for their journey. The fire together with their limited stock of coal influenced the captain’s decision to make haste to New York. The firemen were shovelling large amounts of coal into the boilers to make use of the available coal rather than let some of it smoulder and burn away in the bunker.

    Therefore the Titanic was travelling at great speed through the night even though they were aware of icebergs around them (the radio operator’s message did eventually get to the bridge though the captain had already retired for the night), if they had cut their speed due to obvious safety concerns they would have run the risk of not getting to New York under their own steam.

    The Titanic was opened up too easily by the iceberg as the builders had taken cost saving measures during construction. Some investigators a few years ago found that the builders used poor quality rivets on the hull’s side plates to save money. They had used more substantial rivets on the bow as that was the most likely point of collision but they had used the el-cheapo rivets on the side of the hull which was torn open by the iceberg.

    Another contributing factor was Global Warming. There was a warmer than usual northern summer that year which meant that large parts of the northern ice sheet had broken away and had drifted further south than normal that year, ice bergs aren’t usually found in the trans Europe – USA sea routes.

    So it wasn’t aliens, Jesuits, Cherman torpedoes, or crazy polar bears which sunk the Titanic, it was Global Warming.

  76. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    I think it’s more a case of Volod Bae-lievers. One of the objectives of the Western media depiction of him seems to be to cause the moistening of female undergarments, which is as weird as it is absurd.

    Nah. He doesn’t get his shirt off anywhere near enough for that.

    Hello Ladies! 😀

    (Actually the pose looks just right for this:

    You can tell by the way I use my walk
    I’m a Russian Man, no time to talk…

    ***Tony Manero Strut Intensifies***

  77. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    I lived through it.

    The correct term is “existed” and there are several of us who did.

    Arks being one of them (although I don’t claim to speak for him, but he possesses a seemingly very clear memory of the times, funnily enough).

    Hippie deadsh*ts. Wearing kaftans, hoovering ‘luudes, imbibing multiple goonbags of chateau cardboard and then offloading their many, many inadequacies onto some impressionable young hostages.

    Thanks for that, you preposterous imbeciles. 🙁

  78. Runnybum Avatar
    Runnybum

    Very difficult to believe the info coming out of Ukraine whether it is the western press or the Russian media.
    One thing I do know is the western media has lied to us for decades & especially the last 2 years with the help of our political liars re the scamdemic
    I do not support Biden,Nuland,Soros, Schwab or that blond fat Turkish arsehole in London.
    I also am no supporter of the New World Odor….fuck them.

  79. Winston Smith Avatar

    Mak Siccar:

    And Australia made the list: In an attempt to raise awareness about the dwindling Bilby population, confectioners in Australia have taken to making chocolate likenesses of this small rabbit-size marsupial. Aussies can scoff at will, knowing that every bite they take is helping to save an endangered species – which of course, would seem quite strange to the rest of the world.

    I suppose it would be ideologically unsound to allow Australians to have Bilby’s as pets? They could organise breeding campaigns, sending excess all over the country for genetic diversity etc.
    It’s almost as if the Greens are trying to get the Bilby extinct so they can have another cudgel to dong us with.

  80. calli Avatar
    calli

    I vote for “Christian Folk-Rock 1972 – 1978”

    Lol. Lazarus. They were actually very good.

  81. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    Put your hand in the hand of the man who walked the water- great song.

  82. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    So what happens with black sheep?
    I’ve heard that if the sheep are for wool, they get culled real quick. Is this true?

    Usually, yes, but it’s not unknown for the odd black fleece to be retailed to any local craft groups….

  83. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    err, calli – in the fullness of time, etc.

    This is not a democracy. Still trying to “fortify” the results of next month’s show.

  84. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    How TF do you rape a giant lizard?!

    Not speaking from experience but would say carefully with plenty of duct tape.

  85. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    This was in the middle of (redacted) and the rise of the (redacted) Peoples

    Just before they all decamped to Guyana and triggered the subsequent very regrettable “Kool Aid” incident.

    The seventies. There has never been a decade like it and hopefully there will never be (again).

  86. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    How TF do you rape a giant lizard?!

    By playing them this before the sweet, sweet subsequent lurvin’ commences … 🙂

  87. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Err, not that I would know, of course …

  88. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    He’s everywhere!

    ALBO’S NEW COSTINGS GAFFE

    Anthony Albanese says Labor’s urgent care medical clinic policy is “fully costed,” but has conceded this was not formally the work of the Parliamentary Budget Office as he previously claimed.

    “They were informed by the PBO work and all of our policies will be fully costed, and will be released,” he said.

    “The policy is fully costed, and it’s informed by work that was done by the (PBO).”

    Mr Albanese briefly addressed the issue as he left a Good Friday service at a Maronite church in Western Sydney, with both he and Mr Morrison largely taking a step back from the campaigning in recognition of the religious day.

    Labor’s finance spokesperson Katy Gallagher has been forced to correct Mr Albanese after he told journalists a key election policy had been fully costed when it had not.

    During the first week of the federal election campaign, Labor announced a $135 million policy to take pressure off emergency departments by establishing 50 Medicare urgent care centres across Australia.

  89. Old bloke Avatar
    Old bloke

    cohenite says:
    April 15, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    Indian Police Arrest 4 Men Accused of ‘Gang Raping’ Bengal Monitor Lizard

    We can expect to see much more of this stuff happening as the vaxxed folk’s DNA has now been spliced with reptilian DNA. This will be a major problem in tropical northern Australia as these unfortunate people will be overcome with lust when they see a salt water crocodile.

    The saltys will not appreciate the romantic advances from these reptilian-humanoid chimeras so they will take them for their lunch.

  90. Tom Avatar
    Tom

    Very difficult to believe the info coming out of Ukraine whether it is the western press or the Russian media.

    So don’t.

  91. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ALBO’S NEW COSTINGS GAFFE

    I’m sure he has a cunning plan!

  92. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    How to vote responsibly

    Shush, Pauline – there will not be any of that.

    “Our elections are fair and without corruption”

    Tell that to Snow White.

  93. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    The saltys will not appreciate the romantic advances from these reptilian-humanoid chimeras so they will take them for their lunch.

    Phrasing.

  94. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    I found some footage of the sexy, sexy lizard lady.

    Link just for dot.

  95. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    I also am no supporter of the New World Odor….fuck them.

    The NWO and WEF control the beer, Struth-sock.

    And who controls the beer, controls the pubs.

    So, in a sense, Jessica Mauboy controls the pubs. And all those who seek to perform in them.

    I have a sudden and terrible sense that gigs are going to dry up for a certain personage faster than reliable supplies of Fourex…

  96. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Baby John Burgess. Paved the way for Basil Zempilas.

  97. JC Avatar
    JC

    Bourne1879 says:
    April 15, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    Anybody able to access WSJ

    Yes, I do.

    and post full article ?

    No.

  98. Not Uh oh Avatar
    Not Uh oh

    cohenitesays:
    April 15, 2022 at 12:08 pm
    Apart from swanson does anyone know any other liars flog who has sent out one?

    Pat Conroy, Labor member for Shortland (Lake Macquarie) has also sent them out.

    I’ve sent it back with a little message, but no personal details.

  99. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    We can expect to see much more of this stuff happening as the vaxxed folk’s DNA has now been spliced with reptilian DNA.

    Something must be wrong with me then- Someone must have slipped me a dose of human DNA.

    The vile fleshbags on this miserable rock are now somehow…attractive.

    I want off this planet at once, before my bioengineered human suit melts into my skin and I forget what being a proud Reticulan means…

    #WhatAWorld

  100. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    Tomsays:
    April 15, 2022 at 5:18 pm
    Very difficult to believe the info coming out of Ukraine whether it is the western press or the Russian media.

    So don’t.

    Yes, Im surprised it still needed to be said, Tom.

  101. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Hi Graeme

  102. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Rose – let the Bird stay. Those of us who are up for discoursing about current events may just happen to find him slightly more coherent than certain truckin’ troubadors

  103. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    On second thoughts … 😕

  104. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Tomsays:

    April 15, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    Gun Warrnambool trainer Lindsay Smith (a WA transplant) wins the inaugural Country Discovery sprint at Sale (1100m, $500,000) with four-year-old gelding In The Boat ($5).

    The Boat, you say?
    I hope that doesn’t trigger anyone.

  105. Dot Avatar

    I volunteer as tribute for Diana Diana.

    SIMP!

  106. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    The vile fleshbags on this miserable rock are now somehow…attractive.

    I want off this planet at once, before my bioengineered human suit melts into my skin and I forget what being a proud Reticulan means…

    I mean, something terrible might happen. Like being attracted to and forming a relationship with the wrong biological counterpart of the pet/feedstock species like that showboating Silurian gecko was on the telly a few years back…

    Dodgy bastards, those Silurians. You can tell what a degenerate influence they had on this place, despite millions of years in hibernation- When the primates here can turn frogs gay by accident, you just know the place is suspect.

  107. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    Dot its code for Easter Bunny Shoot.

  108. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Someone will be along shortly with an erudite monologue on the value of free speech.
    #thatdidn’ttakelong

  109. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Hey Graeme – embark on a Great Curve, Squire! 🙂

  110. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    And he’s singing a cover version.

  111. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Hey-Zeussays:
    April 15, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Unless you want to sip expensive coffee and compare notes about the best means to unleash one’s Nano-wriggler legions upon an unsuspecting populace, Bird, you’d best go away and try not to upset the Furniture Store folks as much…

  112. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    Take your meds graeme.

  113. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    I want off this planet at once

    aka “Stopping the Omnibus” 🙂

  114. Bourne1879 Avatar
    Bourne1879

    Thanks JC, much appreciated as always. I am humbled you even read my post but that you should respond has made my day.

    JCsays:
    April 15, 2022 at 5:33 pm
    Bourne1879 says:
    April 15, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    Anybody able to access WSJ

    Yes, I do.

    and post full article ?

    No.

  115. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    Dotsays:
    April 15, 2022 at 5:50 pm
    I volunteer as tribute for Diana Diana.

    SIMP!

    You know all the crusties decrying the younger generation and their simpdom?
    Want to make them glitch and see the gears grind in their heads.

    Ask if they have been to the skimpies/strippers etc.
    Then remind them thats just analog simping, pre ‘puter style.

    I sprung that on a mate when he asked when we were going to the pub/skimpies night again, I called him a simp and he couldnt refute it.

    It was a trap!

  116. JC Avatar
    JC

    The 10.5 billion people at the end of the century estimate is predicated almost entirely on the African population going from about 1.5 billion to 4.5 billion. Frankly, I don’t believe it.

  117. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Bourne – a hint – JC is this blogue’s biggest Springsteen fan.

    He’ll always acknowledge you if you post a Springsteen clip.

    Trust me on this 🙂

  118. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Nick.
    Check your email.

  119. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    aka “Stopping the Omnibus”

    I tend to prefer doing the Locomotion, but this will do just fine. 🙂

    #SuchPhatBass

    #VeryWow

  120. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    And on my weekends, I like doing it vintage… 🙂

  121. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    We need to start thinking about what culture is needed to thrive after the next dark age

    Well there you go. No one can state the bleedin’ obvious quite like our beloved Bird, peoples. 🙂

  122. JC Avatar
    JC

    Fred:

    What email? FFS, make sure you’ve sent it to the right address.

  123. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Troy wasn’t in modern Turkey. Troy was in modern Finland.

    Hmmm.

    The Wooden Narwhal does lack a certain… pizzazz, I think.

  124. JC Avatar
    JC

    Homer wasn’t from down South. Homer was from the Baltic Sea area.

    Homer?
    No he’s not. The idiot is from somewhere north west Sydney.

  125. Oh come on Avatar
    Oh come on

    I can’t see how Twitter is worth $41 billion from an investor’s perspective. Twitter is a curious beast. It has enormous cultural impact in the West – a lot of the narratives that drive the culture originate from a relatively small number of Twitter users who propagate these to their Twitter followers, who then use other platforms to expound upon these narratives and broadcast them to the non-Twitter world. Which is huge, because the service Twitter provides does not have mass appeal. Its user base is tiny compared to the other social media giants, and its ability to generate revenue without reducing the size and engagement of its already small base is limited.

    And being in control of Twitter does not confer that much control of the narrative because you can’t control its users. You can ban perspectives you don’t like, but only to a certain extent – a lot of Twitter activity seems to come in the form of people hating on those with opposing views as it’s a perfect platform for lazy moral grandstanding. However, if you remove the enemy voices, that all goes and Twitter becomes a dull ideological echo chamber like Gettr, or a siloed fringe like Gab.

    Also, imposing too heavy a hand on what can and can’t be discussed, banning certain words etc, has unpredictable consequences. Take Twitter’s policies on posting ‘hateful content’. Its rules around anything LGBT – particularly T – seem counterproductive. It isn’t clear to me that booting users for misgendering someone or deadnaming them or whatever stupid shit Twitter does has done anything to advance the trans agenda. If anything, I suspect it has helped in no small way to fuel, albeit indirectly, the growing backlash against the radical trans agenda. I doubt this was what the progressive Bay Area types who run Twitter had in mind when they decided to clamp down on anti-trans ‘hate speech’.

    To me, Twitter looks like a grossly overvalued property if you look at the ROI it can deliver – measured in dollars or in ability to control the narrative.

  126. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    JCsays:

    April 15, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Fred:

    What email? FFS, make sure you’ve sent it to the right address.

    I was talking to Nick.
    Stay out of it or it will be on!

  127. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    JCsays:
    April 15, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Me too. Broke, starving and no alternative to socalizem.

  128. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Rabzsays:
    April 15, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Dammit Rabz! Now I need to go fire up my M48 and go kick the NVA out of Hué again.

    We talked about this… 🙁

  129. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Troy wasn’t in modern Turkey. Troy was in modern Finland.

    Riiiight, so the old walled city , out of Canakkale, that’s being excavated, isn’t Troy after all? Where do I get a refund?

  130. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Cats – a public service announcement.

    Incredibly, the Wolf Alice gig on 26 April in Sydney at Lunatic Park is not sold out.

    If you’d like to enjoy some good ol’ fashioned Rock ‘n’ Roll, delivered to you by a very aesthetically pleasing and infinitely talented Angel, then feel free to part with the requisite foldables and turn up on the night.

    You know you want to. 🙂

  131. Runnybum Avatar
    Runnybum

    Choo choo man attacks the man not the ball.
    Why don’t you just fuck off you complete waste of skin.
    Check your email you simpleton.

  132. JC Avatar
    JC

    I can’t see how Twitter is worth $41 billion from an investor’s perspective.

    Don’t think it’s just website. Think of it like this.

    1. How much advertising can it sell? Can you sell a subscription model too?
    2. Are the ad sales potentially sustainable
    3. Can the owner make a 15% return on the US43 billion investment over time?

    In my opinion, it’s yes to all three.

    In my estimate, they need to sell around 12 billion a year in order to achieve 15% return on the outlay. It is doable as I think the site is actually more newsworthy and potentially more trafficked than Fuckerbook.

  133. JC Avatar
    JC

    Here:

    Twitter’s revenues are growing okay. Also, Musk is a genius and he’ll get there.

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/274568/quarterly-revenue-of-twitter/

  134. JC Avatar
    JC

    I was talking to Nick.
    Stay out of it or it will be on!

    Fuck you, Sanchez. I’ll see you in the carpark next to the pay-station. Who loses the fight pays the parking ticket.

  135. Old bloke Avatar
    Old bloke

    Rex Anger says:
    April 15, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    We can expect to see much more of this stuff happening as the vaxxed folk’s DNA has now been spliced with reptilian DNA.

    Something must be wrong with me then- Someone must have slipped me a dose of human DNA.

    The vile fleshbags on this miserable rock are now somehow…attractive.

    I want off this planet at once, before my bioengineered human suit melts into my skin and I forget what being a proud Reticulan means…

    #WhatAWorld

    I bet that you licked your eyes as you wrote that.

  136. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    Sancho

    Email received.
    Yes that is possible but we need to elimanate subject 55 first.

  137. Runnybum Avatar
    Runnybum

    Biggles never turns up Head Prefect, but just watch him brag about some shite.
    His tag team pal the train driver will back him though.
    Choo choo!!

  138. JC Avatar
    JC

    Ted

    Did you work on Good Friday? You mentioned to were under quota at the banana plantation and the owner was pissed? Did make it up today?

  139. Bourne1879 Avatar
    Bourne1879

    Isnt Springsteen the old rich guy who did a joint podcast with Obama ?

    “Bourne – a hint – JC is this blogue’s biggest Springsteen fan.

    He’ll always acknowledge you if you post a Springsteen clip.

    Trust me on this”

  140. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Pay for Twitter? Watch out for the tumbleweeds.

  141. Tom Avatar
    Tom

    JC, my impression of Twitter is that it has no-one in management or on the staff who knows how to run a business — just anti-social HTML coders like its founder Jack Dorsey whose defining feature is hatred of the human race and freedom.

    They can’t run a business because they’re communists.

  142. JC Avatar
    JC

    Totally true, Tom. Agree 100%, which is why I think it’s a bargain to someone who knows what they’re doing.

  143. Runnybum Avatar
    Runnybum

    Head Prefect, yup had to work today, banana hunting is good this time of year.
    I shot four & got another six with a grenade.
    I also cornered another six on a train trying to escape…..they were yelling CHOO CHOO in fear I think.
    I think they are checking their emails as we speak.

  144. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Finally, a good old fashioned Bird strike.

  145. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Choo choo man attacks the man not the ball.
    Why don’t you just fuck off you complete waste of skin.
    Check your email you simpleton.

    We’ve been through this, Struth-sock.

    I only respond to telegraph and Party Line calls. And carrier pigeons when I’m feeling hungry.

  146. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    They can’t run a business because they’re communists

    Until now, being the stupidest age in human history.

    Black is white
    Up is down
    2+2=5

  147. Dot Avatar

    I have the English language tied up in my basement, god knows I wish it was a 20 year old Britt Eklund.

  148. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    What a bunch of wankers you people are. Emailing each other for purposes of blog strategy. To tie up the very English language with your shenanigans. It will be a happy day when we evict you from our cultural life.

    Oh my goodness.

    Bird’s gone so far up his fundament, he’s fallen for the joke!

    Oy vey.

    The Nano-wrigglers are staying in their ready racks today, Cats. They’re not needed. 🙂

  149. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Twostix.

    Check your email.

    There’s one suggesting you check your projected inheritance. Looks like the olds have bought another caravan.

  150. calli Avatar
    calli

    The Eagle has Landed!

  151. Timothy Neilson Avatar
    Timothy Neilson

    H B Bearsays:
    April 15, 2022 at 6:36 pm
    Finally, a good old fashioned Bird strike.

    Do we run a sweepstake on when his demographic preconceptions will reach their inevitable destination?

  152. Dot Avatar

    I don’t get Twitter’s value and FB only makes sense if they’re selling data to spooks.

  153. Runnybum Avatar
    Runnybum

    Another scariant has arrived in Australia, the XE version, come on you jabbees time for another booster.

  154. JC Avatar
    JC

    Brett Whiner. Bourne 1788

    Just focus on what artists come out with to entertain you. Stop acting like a leftie by cancelling people.
    Artists have zero idea on anything else and should be ignored if they get involved in politics.

  155. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Emailing each other for purposes of blog strategy

    As we do, except when we don’t, Graeme.

    Which would be all the time.

    FFS, Doves, bring an end to this Albonayzeeesque train wreck.

    Arguing with St Ruth is one thing, beating up on the psychologically disturbed, we did not sign up for.

  156. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    On this sad day for all Christians, the Director of Activities chez nous decided it would be nice for us both to take a ferry trip from Watsons Bay to Parramatta, and quietly enjoy the welcome sunshine on harbour and river. This is a local historical trip (Gov’nor Phillip rowed up-river to Parramatta soon after landing at Sydney Cove) that we had been promising each other to do in some spare moment sometime to see the old riverside areas I recalled from the 1950’s re-built into apartment towers to house the four million more people who live in Sydney now.

    The D of A today neglected though to realise or care that it was fare-free for everyone today, the start of the Twelve Days of Plenty freebies for all the Sydney population on all public transport to ‘reward’ for the lockdowns. Watson’s Bay, a popular spot for picnics and family outings as well as tourists and less than ten minutes walk from us, was certainly a-humming with picknickers and other visitors streaming off the packed ferry, and hardly a European face amongst them. We boarded at 11.15am, headed for Circuolar Quay, where it seemed that most of the rest of Sydney, especially those from the newly immigrant areas south and west and north-west were packing it in with Covid-free maskless abandon, not much of it in evidence as ‘gay’. These were families and young people for whom a trip to the city and the harbour ferries was generally rather costly for a family stretched by lockdowns and inflation, so any freebie was welcome on a big Public Holiday when no work called. The atmosphere was friendly and eclectic. Street musicians were playing and holiness lived only in the sky, where a single plane skydrew a Cross in smoke as a small gesture, which dispersed quickly.

    We then transferred to the River Cat for the trip upriver. You’ll have to get off at Rydalmere and take a short bus trip to Parramatta we were told, due to the tide being too low to go further – oh? OK. So we get off, there is no bus in this middle of the mangroves nowhere ferry stop, so everyone including us drifts back and boards the waiting ferry just about to leave, cancelling plans to continue on. The bus then arrives late, and a ferryload of new passengers stream down only to be denied entry due to the ‘Covid count’ regulations. No-one now trusts taking the bus. The ferry, we note agape at this nonsense, was still only about half full. There were no seating restrictions in place, less than half the passengers wore masks, and as we had waited to board at Circular Quay we were in a major crowd crush. Covid was over, that much was clear. But now Covid ruled.

    Most of the new passengers were refused boarding and families heading for a day out were left stranded as our ferry departed. It was horrible and so unexpected. At every stop then, at least seven along the river to Barangaroo on the harbour, only the same amount of people who got off were let in from the waiting crowds of families with children getting hot and bothered. It was painful to see their disappointed faces as the half-empty ferry pushed off, leaving them there for the next one (not frequent) which might also be unavailable to them for the same ridiculous ‘Covid’ reason.

    Good one, Sydney Transport. How to ruin many ordinary families’ big day out.

  157. Delta A Avatar
    Delta A

    Watched an interesting – very different – movie on Netflix last night.

    Sandstorm is set in southern Israel and tells how a Bedouin woman – a good wife and mother – copes with her husband taking a second wife. He is a wishy-washy, anything-for-peace man who can’t understand why his wife is a tad miffed with the new bride, the one he built a Hollywood-garish house for, while his first family cope with dingy rooms, back-breaking work and power outages when the generator packs up.

    His oldest daughter is Daddy’s pride and joy – he even allows her to drive the Landcruiser. But she has met the love of her life at school and refuses to accept the pasty dude Dad has picked for her, and so the troubles begin. He’s also ticked off when wife #1 tells him to ‘be a man!’ during an outburst, which sees her banished to her parents.

    The storyline is depressing; you know very quickly that there won’t be a happy ending. The setting is achingly desolate. I can’t even begin to describe it.

    A good movie to watch when one needs reminding that Oz truly is a wonderful place to live.

  158. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    . But there is something a bit nasty about wanting the Russians to kill more people than they absolutely need to.

    Pulling outta Bucha led to a lotta local Russians getting murdered by Ukes.
    Trying to limit civilian casualties leads to human Shield warfare.

    Scott Ritter said if it hadda bin the US Army, they woulda destroyed all infrastructure and Comms on Day 1.

    Yeah, our MSM lies all the time, but this war has been a disaster for Russia.
    They had a Warship sunk yesterday.
    It reminds me of the Trump Presidency, when Orange Man would hire some NeoCon with blood on it’s hands, the FanBois would cheer

    He’s playing 5-D Chess

    But the reality was that he’s a corrupt idiot.
    Putin’s the same.

  159. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    We also now have it on good authority that Bird hates the Greeks.

    After all, they couldn’t possibly have inspired Western culture. Brown-skinned, big-nosed, curly-haired bastards they all were.

    Better to fantasise that it was Hektor Pryamsson and Aki Llies who matched axes at the gates of the wooden-walled settlement of Trøj. Mighty Valhalla-seeking champions standing between Menelöy, King of Derpenheim and Pryam, whose wicked second son Parys (Loki with a clumsy mask on) had carried off Menelöy’s wife Hallenia.

    And Aki Llies and his Nano-Wrigglers hid inside a giant wooden reindeer (Nobody knows how they did the antlers) to get inside and raze Trøj.

    You know it makes sense…

  160. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    We need a Coconut ‘itler to put you people onto a better path

    Shining or golden, oh enlightened one?

  161. JC Avatar
    JC

    Dot

    Don’t worry that it’s “just” a website.

    Can they sell advertising space and can they engineer a decent subscription model? I think they can. Tom is right. The current management is fucking pathetic.

    If Musk buys it, he needs to be very careful the current communist management don’t fuck up the site as it could then be worth zero if they screw it up. It’s possible they destroy it before being fired too. They appear to be a very vindictive group.

  162. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    I’d like a Cook Island dictator to emerge to put an end to this clubby nuisance behaviour. We need a Coconut Hitler to put you people onto a better path. For your own sakes as well as for ours.

    Thanks Bird. That was legitimately hilarious. 🙂

  163. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Hmmm.
    It must be quiet over at the [I’ve asked people not to mention The Other Place here … Dover].

  164. JC Avatar
    JC

    This is what I used to see on Bob Elliots blog

    Bird, who’s Bob Elliot?

  165. Runnybum Avatar
    Runnybum

    Biggles is back & with his fave subject….yay!!!!

  166. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Now this is what it is all about, Cats.

    The Bird, running rampant. He’s better value than certain others.

    Doves, please keep the ban hammer on ice.

  167. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    No matter what the Catallaxy troglodytes say about unlimited warfare

    Right on cue, Yo! 🙂

  168. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Another scariant has arrived in Australia, the XE version

    Is it more reliable than the AU variant, Struth-sock?

  169. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Franger!
    you’re a blow in
    fuck off

  170. JC Avatar
    JC

    Can you imagine the shockingly stupid business decision to ban Trump? Trump made Twitter. Leaving aside the appalling decision to ban Trump from a speech perspective, the business decision to ban him was insane. Just totally insane.

  171. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    A day late (at 3.38) and a dollar short, a bit of good old backup arrives from The Last Holdout:

    we’ve been through this many times

    ‘We’? What?

    struths way ended up being the way.

    Did you sell your boat too? What way? Yelling at people because they didn’t do things his way, or pointed out his attraction for bonzo bioweapon fake judge and trial sites? If you reckons that the way to go as well, then fill your boots but don’t expect support from me.

    You remember, when we all turned up and did that exact thing a year later? The Victorian working man culminating with street battles at….where now? Oh yes….literally at the Shrine to great applause from all here

    1. Again, who is ‘we’? Were you there? Because if you weren’t there, you don’t get to say ‘we’ all the way from densest Quenthland.
    2. VicJack Inc corraled them into the Shrine, it wasn’t one of their protest sites, VicJack Inc behaved abominably once they were there and I am well on record for saying all of that.

    The thing is we all turned up during last spring of discontent and you and your little endless shit posting mates….didn’t. Cowards from the start, cowards till the end.

    Who is ‘we’? Did you turn up to the protests? Because I most certainly did, and you’d have known that had you not spent the last year crying into the couch about how the boomers have screwed you.

    The only person here accusing people of cowardice is your mate the Peter Garrett impersonator and ex-boatie, and if he continues wading through the door with unsolicited abuse I’ll keep taking the piss out of him.

    50,000 times if warranted.

    ‘We’. You palooka. I didn’t see you on the news and in the street complaining out front of Parliament House that the government YOU elected waited an additional three unnecessary months to let the punters go to the pub properly.

    You’re obviously a fan of taking your impotence out on ‘enthusiastic Nazi bar staff’ as well. Because that’s St. Ruth’s way, which according to you is the way.

    Cloaking yourselves in the deeds of others, ie protests you didn’t go to, and again a la St. Ruth, is apparently the way as well.

    ‘We’. Pfft. I’ll wait for the ‘I was there in spirit’ line, because that’s all you have left.

  172. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    Arguing with St Ruth is one thing, beating up on the psychologically disturbed, we did not sign up for.

    Wow! You still think there’s a difference between the two, Rabz.

  173. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    bespoke, I was trying to be kind to both of them. 😕

  174. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    One doesn’t want to mix up these theories

    Hypotheses, Squire. One can only tolerate so much anti-scientific idiocy in the space of 24 hours. 😡

  175. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    What happened to the Vikings, Graeme?

    You jumped to Celts. What’s any of that got to do with Scandanavians somehow culturally out-Greeking the Greeks?

    The Celts and Angles and Normans and Vikings only started intermingling once the latter three got bored and randy at home, and then got brave enough to rough their way across the North Sea and English Channel…

  176. Tom Avatar
    Tom

    Wow. Channel Stokes’ evening news is dumping on Albo’s latest gaffe about Medicare.

    It’s going to be hard for Albo if the media isn’t barracking for him, which he’d normally be able to expect.

  177. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    And from whom have you drawn your magical Greco-Finnish geography from today, Graeme?

  178. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    All we need is ssr and faulty over here and the furniture shop can close down. Maybe faulty can sell it for $10k. Must an echo chamber over there.

  179. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Well its possible. It just didn’t happen that way.

    Of course it didn’t, Graeme. It’s your magical thinking after all…

  180. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Wow. Channel Stokes’ evening news is dumping on Albo’s latest gaffe about Medicare.

    That’s unemployment, the cash rate, offshore processing & now Medicare.

    And still five weeks to go.

    Will the new glasses and weight loss be enough to counter weigh his incompetence?

  181. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Yes it was partly a military phenomenon because they had the horse and chariot and they were the first adults to be able to live off milk.

    Lolwut? Every Bronze Age and earlier civilisation has had the ability to live off milk.

    Are you now trying to claim humans only developed the ability to lactate and suckle their young kn the Classical era?

  182. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    Toija. Thats where Troy is.

    I’m sure Lizzie will be interested, Bird. She uses exactly the same methods.

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