1,792 thoughts on “Open Thread – Weekend 30 July 2022”

  1. Ricky Gervais isn’t dumb enough to insult his cohost’s wife within arms reach.

    Smith wasn’t his co-host.
    Gervais didn’t insult one person, he insulted hundreds.
    And you didn’t see when Gervais came back on stage to roast Mel Gibson whilst standing 30cm from Mel Gibson.
    The audience at the Globes are practically on top of the stage unlike the Oscars this year.
    Jeebers, I don’t think you could be more wrong.


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  2. BoN, Smith thought it funny till skank wife got the sooks.

    I think it was because he was reacting to cue, which is to reflexively “laugh” at whatever Rock had said. Standard in that role as copresenter. But then it sank in what he’d said…


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  3. Zipstersays:
    August 2, 2022 at 1:35 pm
    The central character comes back to Earth after a jump between stars which meant many years had passed, to find almost everyone was homosexual. The UN (of course) had engineered it to control the rising population.

    can someone tell the WEF & UN this was science fiction not a how to manual

    They haven’t yet worked out that 1984 wasn’t a how to manual.


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  4. Teals starting to get international attention for being hypocritical wankers:

    What is with her hair?

    She looks like a cat-lady*.

    *NB – not a Kitteh. The other kind of cat-lady.


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  5. Bern – I did say earlier I haven’t yet worked out whether it was an arranged stunt that went wrong or not. That would be just as bad, since then Smith would’ve lost tens of millions because of a misunderstood stunt that Rock didn’t fess up to.


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  6. Standard role as copresenter ?
    What the actual.
    Rock: standing up on stage cracking gags.
    Smith: seated down the front.
    Yes, clearly co-presenting something.


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  7. The only issue was Will Smith had zero impulse control.
    Like a small child.

    Lefties, especially females, have a mental age of about three, for whom the standard tantrum is: “give me what I want or I’ll SCREAM!!!”


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  8. “Why would Mitchell go on to say that he expects Andrews to win in November if Mitchell has said that Andrews has been the worst premier ever?”
    Worst is the new best.


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  9. Did you just make a change Dover?
    The last three comments I just posted all rendered correctly, including the test one.

    And I just tried a sidebar comment opened to new tab – it worked too!


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  10. Rock: standing up on stage cracking gags.
    Smith: seated down the front.

    Ok, admit I missed that, only saw the later footage. So Rock cracked his “joke” right in front of Smith eh? Who did as all people in his position and reflexively laughed…until his brain registered the words…

    Insulting someone’s wife in front of a world audience is quite a thing, if you think about it.
    Doing it within close proximity of the husband is nearly Darwin Award level.
    But I’m as romantic about things as Will Smith seems to be.


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  11. Oops, whatever it was has gone again, that comment didn’t update properly.

    Instead went to the top of the thread and the latest was Bern’s at 1:53pm.

    Ah well. Software has its own mind these days.


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  12. My next question was going to be along the lines of “By what method are they going to stop the lightning?”
    A: you DO NOT want to do that.
    Nitrogen cycle:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrogen_cycle
    The article seems a little confused but near the beginning:
    However, atmospheric nitrogen has limited availability for biological use, leading to a scarcity of usable nitrogen in many types of ecosystems.


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  13. Dover – It may be that caching is linked to your own activities as a logged in official blogger. But not to anyone else. I don’t have a clue, I’m just guessing.


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  14. I took the reaction to be about GI Jane and the buzzcut. I know absolutely zero about Mrs Smith apart from the bald head.

    As for pistols at dawn…bring it on! Let the gents show their mettle! Then we’ll see who’s a mere flash in the pan.


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  15. Bruce, why don’t you log-in via WP and see if it makes a difference for you.

    I don’t have a WP account. But I do have a Gravatar account so I’ll try that.

    Here we go…


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  16. No, didn’t work. Same as before: when I hit the submit button the view reverts to the top of the thread and the comment hasn’t appeared. But going to the threat title and scrolling to the bottom – there it is.


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  17. I know absolutely zero about Mrs Smith apart from the bald head.

    Calli – Search “Will Smith open marriage”. The vibe I get is the marriage was much more open in one direction than the other. As often happens.


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  18. As for Lidia Thorpe: I’ll respect her right to carry on as she does if she returns the compliment by keeping her hand out of my filthy colonialist pocket and not filching my filthy colonialist money for her parliamentary salary and perks. Fat chance of that, I suspect.


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  19. A major Victorian university has warned students they cannot sit exams or graduate if they fail to complete a mandatory learning module on “Indigenous Australian Voices”

    Much the same as not-mandatory vaccination then.

    We wont make it compulsory, you can choose to be unpersoned and waste the time/money/effort by not complying with our arbitrary dictates.


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  20. A major Victorian university has warned students they cannot sit exams or graduate if they fail to complete a mandatory learning module on “Indigenous Australian Voices”

    This mandatory course, which has absolutely nothing to do with competency in the chosen degree at a university, is nothing short of socialism in its intention to enforce a view of the world.


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  21. I have just viewed a repeat of the Q&A examination of the proposal of the Voice to Parliament at the Garma Festival.

    I thought Stan Grant did an excellent job of attempting to allow various opinions to be heard. Jacinta Price, of course, impressed once again for her genuine humanity, great understanding of the issues and concern to respect dissenting voices.

    What was clear from most of the questions from the Aboriginal representation in the audience is that few actually understood what was being proposed. Many of the “aunties” in the audience simply wanted to ensure that what was left of the particular cultural legacy of their language group, was preserved. Fair enough – but that is up to them. It will be an uphill battle.

    The grim faced elderly male representative of the local Yolgnu (forgotten his name) wanted either a Treaty or “the Voice” – although I suspect he would prefer a Treaty, as that would entail independence financed by the rest of us. He also referred to the “traditional law” working, if the government would allow it to function. Rubbish! It is not simply that traditional law is, in the modern world, barbaric and unacceptable – but that, in any case, it doesn’t solve disputes in contemporary life.

    Besides Jacinta, the one source of hope came when a young lass rose to say how being sent out of the community to achieve a good education was a godsend for her. Good for her. She, and others like her, are the only hope of bringing her people out of a disoriented and aimless existence.


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  22. Besides Jacinta, the one source of hope came when a young lass rose to say how being sent out of the community to achieve a good education was a godsend for her. Good for her. She, and others like her, are the only hope of bringing her people out of a disoriented and aimless existence.

    Hopefully there are many like her. The ones that express themselves with logic and common sense similar to Jacinta. Unlike the screeching marxist activists.


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  23. Bruce of Newcastle says:
    August 2, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    No, didn’t work. Same as before: when I hit the submit button the view reverts to the top of the thread and the comment hasn’t appeared. But going to the threat title and scrolling to the bottom – there it is.

    He’s a marriage counselor – an expert on open relationships.


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  24. Indolent says:
    August 2, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    Avi Yemini
    @OzraeliAvi
    The game plan EXPOSED by Senator Alex Antic

    It doesn’t matter how often it is exposed, if we have 75+% NPC in the population, that’s what we’re going to get. And 75% is an underestimate. Most ppl want to be told what to think, believe, feel and do. They’re like m0nty. Basically, zombies.

    We’re phukt. Prepare for really bad times.


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