Open Thread – Tue 24 Jan 2023


Andromache mourning Hector, Jacques Louis David, 1783


2,554 responses to “Open Thread – Tue 24 Jan 2023”

  1. Barking Toad Avatar
    Barking Toad

    Roger @7:26 – Pommy?

    Nah, Aussie. My appointment set off a round of guffaws in the pub.

  2. custard Avatar
    custard

    25th amendment

    It clarifies that the vice president becomes president if the president dies, resigns, or is removed from office, and establishes how a vacancy in the office of the vice president can be filled. It also provides for the temporary transfer of the president’s powers and duties to the vice president, either on the initiative of the president alone or on the initiative of the vice president together with a majority of the president’s cabinet.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-fifth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

    Did Trump take the 25th ? I have no idea. Looking forward to seeing your thoughts.

  3. P Avatar
    P

    In his early teens when I knew him he was not the run of the mill. He was a Legacy kid. An only child. His mum took him every Tues to the Odeon picture theatre at Rockdale where they got all the latest releases. He was an avid film fan. He would also go to the Victory at Kogarah for the Saturday matinee.
    He was in the Boy’s Brigade at Kogarah Presbyterian church at Kogarah which required him to go to church on the first Sunday of each month.
    He didn’t have money to go roller skating and mini golf down at Brighton-Le-Sands. Most of us did.

  4. P Avatar
    P

    above comment – thoughts about Clive James

  5. dover0beach Avatar

    9News Melbourne
    @9NewsMelb
    ·
    14h
    Scandal is deepening at the Australian Open – with calls this morning to ban the father of Novak Djokovic from attending games, after he was seen posing with a supporter of Vladimir Putin.

    Hysterical teenagers.

  6. Robert Sewell Avatar

    WokDocter:

    This monstrosity is about to be dumped close to where I live and we have had zero consultation from the State Gov & Council.

    I think that depends on how many faulty ball bearings fall out of the sky on a cloudy night.

  7. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Ah yes JC, the accrual method of accounting has obviously passed you by. Cash only in the spiv game, deals always made on the spot.

    Fee, fi, fo fum,m0nty=fa smells a Jooish come (ing)???

  8. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Here’s my prediction, if the Voice referendum fails, there’ll be violence.
    From who?
    Thorpey is campaigning for No, so it won’t be from her or the people she represents.

  9. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    …but I can’t put my finger on who.

    I’d advise you not to.
    No, don’t thank me.

  10. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    m0nty=fa

    Everything they accused Hillary and Biden of, the Republicans did right out in the open.

    Then you will have no difficulties in presenting actual evidence, rather than vague slanders?

    Or are you just an habitual liar?

  11. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Dr Faustussays:

    January 27, 2023 at 8:30 pm

    …but I can’t put my finger on who.

    I’d advise you not to.
    No, don’t thank me.

    I meant the figurative finger.
    Not the actual finger.

  12. Robert Sewell Avatar

    rickw:

    My view is the political class declared war on Australia in 1974 with Multiculturalism.

    Correct! And who ever voted for it?

    Winston looks around, slowly raises hand. “That was me. I thought they were asking who wanted cheesecake. I misheard.”

  13. Rockdoctor Avatar
    Rockdoctor

    Wow just found out QDC’s boss is Mike Kaiser. The whole government and apparatus are crooked up this way. Crisifulli if he ever does get elected and that is in big if IMO atm, has no chance…

  14. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    Danny Ip of Biemonte Wong, Hong Kong tailor, and a good bloke, will be in Oz in February. I can recommend him for suits and shirts.

    By Appointment Only.

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  15. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Yagan Square bar calls for action as antisocial Australia Day crowd threatens staff safety
    Brianna DuganThe West Australian
    Fri, 27 January 2023 2:29PM

    A popular Yagan Square bar —where a violent brawl sparked on Australia Day — are calling for more action to stamp out antisocial behaviour that plagues the area, saying it’s “been like this for years”.

    Police were called to a disturbance at The Shoe in Yagan Square on Thursday night after a group of antisocial people started to become aggressive and agitated, with one woman trying to throw a chair at the bar manager.

    Once officers moved the group on, the crowd then congregated with another antisocial group at Forest Chase, which were already fighting amongst themselves.

    Moments later more than 150 people were involved in a brawl that prompted dozens of police and riot squad officers to attend.

    Manager of The Shoe Carly Higgins said Thursday night’s antics are a common occurrence for businesses in the entertainment hub, with patrons and staff members being subjected to abusive and antisocial behaviour “every night”.

    “It’s obviously a very common occurrence. It’s been happening since we opened The Shoe,” Ms Higgins said.

    “Last night would’ve been the worst we’ve seen for a while.

    “Every night of the week we are seeing this behaviour. It’s not as bad sometimes and we’ve got that police presence in the Square now, and they’re really good.”

    Ms Higgins and her staff members were verbally abused by a group of people loitering in the square on Australia Day, with one woman attacking the manager with a chair, about 9.30pm.

  16. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Yagan Square bar calls for action as antisocial Australia Day crowd threatens staff safety

    Good to see someone using it. The irony probably not intended.

  17. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    The Africans know how to deal with any First Nations issues. Must be a shared colonial thing.

  18. Rockdoctor Avatar
    Rockdoctor

    Dover

    Found the Beluga whale fetch twee amusing. Nature throws some amazing curve balls sometimes, nice.

  19. Rockdoctor Avatar
    Rockdoctor

    FFS tweet, tweet.

  20. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
    January 27, 2023 at 7:00 pm
    But they did so well the first time round…..

    Eight hundred half starved and verminous convicts, and two hundred Royal Marines – the mighty warriors of the “First Nations” should have wiped them off the face of the earth, without needing to draw breath, surely?

    Thise “mighty warriors had only to cover 50 yards of ground after the first volley to stick their spears into those 200 hundred Marines. Surely dead (sorry) easy?

  21. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    And they had around 30 seconds to cover that distance.

  22. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Which is kind of a mirror of the problems Russia is having with its troop recruitment.

    Field Marshal Lord m0nty=fa, VC and multiple Bars, etc, has been reduced to the rank of drill sergeant.

  23. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thise “mighty warriors had only to cover 50 yards of ground after the first volley to stick their spears into those 200 hundred Marines. Surely dead (sorry) easy?

    Isandlwana, anyone?

  24. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Miltonfsays:
    January 27, 2023 at 7:20 pm
    Trust canbra to put a statue up of Grassby- says it all really.

    The local Liars were very careful not to locate it in a public place.

  25. Digger Avatar
    Digger

    Stalin eventually beat the most formidable army that ever existed pre MAD, despite his own stupidity and near capture & capitulation.

    Not without the US and UK industrial, agricultural and military might, they didn’t…
    List of equipment and produce supplied to the USSR under the US/UK Lend Lease program.
    400,000 jeeps & trucks
    14,000 airplanes
    8,000 tractors
    13,000 tanks
    1.5 million blankets
    15 million pairs of army boots
    107,000 tons of cotton
    2.7 million tons of petrol products
    4.5 million tons of food

  26. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Field Marshall mUntgomery surely?

  27. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Postcard.
    On the streets around Chiesa del Carmine Maggiore ( it has a beautiful majolica dome, you can’t miss it) is a fresh food market.
    I bought a roll with a hard cheese, dried tomatoes, fresh ricotta and a sprinkle of dried rosemary, €4 and delicious.
    The locals were queuing up for bread rolls, sliced open, gutted, then filled with a mystery meat and served with a squeeze of lemon. I suspect tripe so not tempted, there was another similar place selling something in a roll which I could not recognise, might have been liver. You could also get freshly cooked calamari and other seafood, I’ve paid to visit the church and cloister but it’s a bit so so so not recommended.
    I’m planning to visit the museum of majolica a short distance from here shortly it’s on the top 15 Palermo places to visit list.

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    List of equipment and produce supplied to the USSR under the US/UK Lend Lease program.

    Don’t have a reference, but the US and the UK supplied a fair amount of locomotives and rolling stock as well.

  29. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    He has a concert in NYC at Madison Square Garden in early April when we’re supposed to be there. I checked, the ticket price range is $US 900 to US$7000

    He is such a fraud.

  30. Robert Sewell Avatar

    Digger:

    Not without the US and UK industrial, agricultural and military might, they didn’t…

    Going from memory here, the USSR made many thousands of tanks, but without the 400,000 tons of Canadian aluminium they couldn’t make them with engines. The famous T34 and KV1/2 were just immobile pill boxes.

  31. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
    January 27, 2023 at 9:07 pm
    Thise “mighty warriors had only to cover 50 yards of ground after the first volley to stick their spears into those 200 hundred Marines. Surely dead (sorry) easy?

    Isandlwana, anyone?

    The Redcoats at Isandlwana had substantially more effective weapons than the Tower muskets of the First Fleet Marines.

  32. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Redcoats at Isandlwana had substantially more effective weapons than the Tower muskets of the First Fleet Marines.

    I didn’t make the point very well – the Redcoats at Isandlwana had substantially more effective weapons then Tower muskets, but the Zulu warriors still wiped the floor with them. Oh, and it’s a myth that the Brits couldn’t get their ammo boxes open…

  33. Robert Sewell Avatar

    Zipster:
    It doesn’t get much worse for the Bidens than this.
    I bet neither of them face a Judge over their dealings because those dealings lead all the way back to Bill and Hillary.
    They’ll be Arkancided under very dubious circumstances.

  34. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    I meant the figurative finger.
    Not the actual finger.

    Oh. OK.
    Easy mistake.
    It’s a cesspit of vice out there.

  35. Zipster Avatar

    Excess deaths in 30 countries
    Dr. John Campbell

    Gotta love Dr Campbell the man is a bulldog

  36. Digger Avatar
    Digger

    Don’t have a reference, but the US and the UK supplied a fair amount of locomotives and rolling stock as well.

    Yes they did. 92.7% of all Soviet rail equipment including 1,911 locomotives and 11,225 railcars were supplied under the Lend Lease program. Not withstanding, the Soviets started with around 20,000 locomotives and 500,000 railcars.

  37. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Boambee Johnsays:

    January 27, 2023 at 9:08 pm

    Miltonfsays:
    January 27, 2023 at 7:20 pm
    Trust canbra to put a statue up of Grassby- says it all really.

    The local Liars were very careful not to locate it in a public place.

    Safely locked in the foyer of some obscure public building I think.

  38. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    I bought a roll with a hard cheese, dried tomatoes, fresh ricotta and a sprinkle of dried rosemary, €4 and delicious.

    Cf. Lizzie with dried fish pie in Seahouses.

  39. Pogria Avatar
    Pogria

    Why would anybody want to see Bruce Springsteen Live? eeewwwww

  40. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    feelthebernsays:

    January 27, 2023 at 9:24 pm

    He has a concert in NYC at Madison Square Garden in early April when we’re supposed to be there. I checked, the ticket price range is $US 900 to US$7000

    Unless he resurrects Clarence it isn’t worth that tariff.

  41. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Sydney is a sticky old town tonight.

  42. Dot Avatar

    Not without the US and UK industrial, agricultural and military might, they didn’t…

    I’ve been told this doesn’t matter. It’s not 1942 anymore and Russia’s tank factory cities have produced maybe…40 new T-14s after 8 years.

    Putin must have gotten screwed harder than the French did us on submarines.

  43. Diogenes Avatar
    Diogenes

    Not without the US and UK industrial, agricultural and military might, they didn’t…

    Iirc in 1943, the Allies offered to land in France, but they would need to stop Lend Lease for a period in order to have the equipment to do so. Molotov said the SU would prefer Lend Lease to continue.

  44. flyingduk Avatar
    flyingduk

    The Redcoats at Isandlwana had substantially more effective weapons than the Tower muskets of the First Fleet Marines.

    Martini Henry 577/450 – I fired one once ;)P~~

  45. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It’s an odd experience, driving through Zulu country. The locals live in mud huts, they measure their wealth by the number of their cattle, the women do their washing in the nearest river, but the children are all bright eyed and dressed well, and go to school as they should, and the whole country is about as far from an outback Aboriginal community as you can get…..

  46. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    feelthebernsays:

    January 27, 2023 at 9:46 pm

    Sydney is a sticky old town tonight.

    Please.
    It’s not that sort of blog.

  47. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Sancho Panzersays:
    January 27, 2023 at 9:38 pm
    Boambee Johnsays:

    January 27, 2023 at 9:08 pm

    Miltonfsays:
    January 27, 2023 at 7:20 pm
    Trust canbra to put a statue up of Grassby- says it all really.

    The local Liars were very careful not to locate it in a public place.

    Safely locked in the foyer of some obscure public building I think.

    IIRC, it’s the ACT Branch of the Liars.

  48. Dot Avatar

    custard says:
    January 27, 2023 at 8:16 pm

    25th amendment

    It clarifies that the vice president becomes president if the president dies, resigns, or is removed from office, and establishes how a vacancy in the office of the vice president can be filled. It also provides for the temporary transfer of the president’s powers and duties to the vice president, either on the initiative of the president alone or on the initiative of the vice president together with a majority of the president’s cabinet.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-fifth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

    Did Trump take the 25th ? I have no idea. Looking forward to seeing your thoughts.

    Are you trying to tell me Donald Trump is Kamala Harris?

  49. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    IIRC, it’s the ACT Branch of the Liars.

    According to Monuments Australia it is located in the Theo Notaras Multi-culti centre.
    Not a very flattering statue and not in very salubrious surrounds.

  50. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Sydney is a moist old town tonight.

    Warner’s miked up at the cricket. Sounds like Mike Tyson with lungs full of helium. Thankfully for all assembled, it is raining.

  51. Dot Avatar

    Wally Dalí says:
    January 27, 2023 at 7:56 pm

    Clive James memoir has an interesting bit, where he is assessed as v bright in school, and taken out to a special stream where he admits he did bugger all, just compiled a chart about jet planes, or whatever was his boyish fancy at the time.
    He dedicates about half a page to it, and bluntly acknowledges that the “child-centred learning” wheeze is a waste of time (off) for teachers and a disservice to smart kids who actually need to be pushed and challenged. I’ve read it out at a school board meeting who were going boots-n-all for “investigative learning”- they jumped in anyway- and the kids have paid the price.
    He also touches in later in life where he’s commissioned by a UK publisher to get some sort of catalogue in order, and he burns the oppurtunity by making a ridiculous colour-coded 3D tablature with greek sigils. I don’t think James noticed the similarity with his earlier plane chart, but I did. At some stage, boys need to be bumped off scrutinizing their marble collection, and pushed into a more Germanic ethic of productivity.

    That makes sense but Montessori gets good results. The job market is not well served now by the Prussian education method. You should read up on Bloom etc. Absolute egomaniacs who hated anyone not as academically gifted as them. The late 19th century educationalists literally demanded the education system create a permanent servile class, dumbed down by the education system.

  52. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Knuckle Draggersays:

    January 27, 2023 at 9:59 pm

    Sydney is a moist old town tonight.

    Warner’s miked up at the cricket.

    Trying to convince an audience (of which 91.3% hate him) that he is an all round good bloke.
    Sound to “OFF”.

  53. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Daily Mail

    Driver who plastered their car with animal welfare stickers is caught locking their dog inside on sweltering 31C day

    Dog found locked in car with animal activist stickers
    The car was parked on the street on a 31C day
    RSPCA claims dogs can die in just six minutes in a car

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

    Paul Sheehan wrote a piece in Fairfax press at the time, comparing the expensive taxpayer-funded statue of Al Greasy to the Rotary Club funded statue of Donald McKay.

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

    RSPCA claims dogs can die in just six minutes in a car

    RSPCA are not be believed, about anything.
    “Sweltering” 31 C day, lol.

  56. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Martini Henry 577/450

    They found a stash of these in Melbourne Town Hall during a renovation, duly destroyed I believe. I knew someone who was working there about 20 years ago.

  57. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    says:
    January 27, 2023 at 9:46 pm

    British TV newsman loses it during story on ‘diversity’.

    That was Jonathan Pie, years ago.

  58. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    Got to love Indian shopping centres with a sale. None of this bullshit 20-30% off, it’s a full 50%.
    I’ve got a comfy pair of Skechers on, why not two? I’m normally a hard target in a shop but the wily sub continentals are breaking my resolve.

  59. Bar Beach Swimmer Avatar
    Bar Beach Swimmer

    Watching the tennis – Paul playing Djokovic.

    Final score: 7-6, 6-1, 6-2 to the Djoker.

    Forget for a moment that this song is about a girl; it’s close to how Djokovic’s been playing this week.

    https://youtu.be/Oy_ArpznZUs

    12 months is a long time in the career of a top class sportsman. Djokovic has said he’s playing with an extra purpose at this year’s AO.

    Wherever Scummo is, Djoker is playing like Teddy Whitten, and “sticking it right up ’em.”

  60. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Going from memory here, the USSR made many thousands of tanks, but without the 400,000 tons of Canadian aluminium they couldn’t make them with engines. The famous T34 and KV1/2 were just immobile pill boxes.

    The engine blocks were indeed aluminium, but in extremis they could have most probably built them in cast iron. Power to weight ratio would clearly have been worse, but it’s not as critical as in an an aircraft. eg. Chrysler multibanks used in Sherman’s had conventional cast iron blocks and a massive iron casting to hook them all together.

  61. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Djokovic has said he’s playing with an extra purpose at this year’s AO.

    And zero chance of myocarditis.

    Winning combination.

  62. Dot Avatar

    The classical education was holistic.

    Bloom formed the basis for modern education whether we like it or not.

    This is a long essay I largely agree with, why his approach is wrong.

    https://educationalrenaissance.com/2021/03/06/when-blooms-gets-ugly-cutting-the-heart-out-of-education/

    The author describes Bloom’s system as the Green Book from C S Lewis’ abolition of man.

  63. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Successive Labor governments, not thinking of the children (the NT News):

    ‘Alice Springs will not host the Australian Junior Motocross Championship due to “safety concerns”.

    It was the first time Alice would have hosted the July event since 1967. Apparently Motorcycling Australia consulted with local peak bodies, who evidently told them the joint was a shitshow and unlikely to improve in the short or medium term.

    The ‘safety concerns’ would have no doubt been for the kids and parents being anywhere near Alice, rather than dramas with the event itself.

    I’m not a rider, but geez. Golf clap, you NT government clowns for letting this happen. Can the taxpayers have the $1.5 million back you already spent on the event?

    Slow, repetitive golf clap.

  64. flyingduk Avatar
    flyingduk

    Martini Henry 577/450…..They found a stash of these in Melbourne Town Hall during a renovation, duly destroyed I believe. I knew someone who was working there about 20 years ago.

    sobs ……

  65. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    I’m normally a hard target in a shop but the wily sub continentals are breaking my resolve.

    You’re coming back with a new truck with a lot of bling and a built in shitter!

  66. custard Avatar
    custard

    No dot.

  67. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Sydney is a moist old town tonight.

    Like munty when he gets a new set of talking points….

  68. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    That was Jonathan Pie, years ago.

    That figures. If he did it today he’d be put in Tommy Robinson’s cell and castrated by trans prison guards.

  69. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Chiesa di Santa Maria Dell’Ammiraglio and lemon granita.
    Two Palermo must do’s.

  70. JC Avatar

    Rosie

    It’s the middle of winter. Why are you eating granita?

  71. custard Avatar
    custard

    Trump instigated 9 NSPM’s in his last 8 days of his administration

  72. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    sobs ……

    Indeed, doubly so given the historical background. Never got a lot of coverage, principally because it didn’t suit the narrative. Gubbernmint was fearful enough of the people to have gotten themselves a secret stash of tools.

  73. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    The engine blocks were indeed aluminium

    3 years I worked in a casting plant in Dandenong
    was early 80s

    fun times

  74. JC Avatar

    Custard

    Trump isn’t president. What happened?

  75. Colonel Crispin Berka Avatar
    Colonel Crispin Berka

    Indolent says: January 27, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    Challenging your belief

    Indolent, just a tip about your comments.
    I have a “no effort, no click” policy.
    If you put zero effort into describing what you are linking to, I won’t click it.
    It saves me a wasted journey.

    Catallaxians, do any of you have a similar policy of link scepticism?

  76. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    with calls this morning to ban the father of Novak Djokovic from attending games, after he was seen posing with a supporter of Vladimir Putin.

    The Retard Class are getting right into their cancelling.

    Right now I’m at a resort full of Russians, I should be canceled!!

  77. custard Avatar
    custard

    Click on the links JC , you might learn something

  78. pete m Avatar
    pete m

    Amazing predictions in 1920 about the Pacific War in 1940s.

    here.

    Quirky ending.

  79. Dot Avatar

    Catallaxians, do any of you have a similar policy of link scepticism?

    Constantly.

  80. JC Avatar

    Unless I click on the link and it tells me Trump is now president then there’s no point. You made that prediction and you need to eat a chunk of crow.

  81. Dot Avatar

    JC says:
    January 27, 2023 at 10:36 pm

    Custard

    Trump isn’t president. What happened?

    WWG1WGA OMG WTF LOL BBQ

    Watch for signals…R

  82. dover0beach Avatar

    Things are going very well for Ukraine. I hear that Zaluzhny told the Pentagon they’re KIA is about 232K, while Stratfor is suggesting 305K. Must be why I keep hearing reports of them now asking the Poles and Latvians, among others, to round up any military age Ukrainians in their jurisdictions and repatriate them.

  83. Diogenes Avatar
    Diogenes

    Amazing predictions in 1920 about the Pacific War in 1940s.

    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMK9a-vDE5zEmzgruoWAyMV1YijyWX-IR

    Drachinifel videos on the US Fleet Problems, ie massive exercises, of the 20s and 30s. All remarkably prescient as well. In one, the orange team(read Japan) conducted a surprise attack at Pearl Harbour at dawn on a Sunday.

  84. Dot Avatar

    Looking for wood.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-11675561/Woman-reveal-hunting-husbands-Home-Depot-deleting-dating-apps.html

    ‘Ready to look confused in the lumber aisle!’ Women reveal they are deleting dating apps in favor of ‘hunting for husbands’ at HOME DEPOT – as they trade tips for wooing men at the store

  85. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    It’s a bit on the chilly side true but I was thirsty after that ricotta roll and trying granita was on my cultural activity list.
    Seemed a reasonable lunch option.
    So good I think I’ll have to have it for lunch tomorrow as well.

  86. custard Avatar
    custard

    This blog continues to be off the pace.

  87. Dot Avatar

    custard says:
    January 27, 2023 at 10:55 pm

    This blog continues to be off the pace.

    DUDE!

    You said Trump would be President again by now!

    DUDE!

  88. JC Avatar

    Dover

    Anytime someone posts a comment relating to Russian deaths, you always retort suggesting it’s misinformation. Why would your comment about Ukraine deaths be accurate?

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

    flyingduk says: January 27, 2023 at 10:25 pm

    Martini Henry 577/450…..They found a stash of these in Melbourne Town Hall during a renovation, duly destroyed I believe. I knew someone who was working there about 20 years ago.

    sobs ……

    Likewise.
    I love that rifle.

    One of the better examples I’ve seen (i.e. in best condition) is in the Chinese Cultural Museum in Taipei.

  90. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    The only issue is whether Beth or Jamie get a bullet between the eyes in part 2 of season 5.

  91. Colonel Crispin Berka Avatar
    Colonel Crispin Berka

    custard has developed a thick crust.

  92. dover0beach Avatar

    Interesting:

    Kit Klarenberg
    @KitKlarenberg
    Fascinating new RAND report urges Washington to get the hell out of dodge in Ukraine, as “US interests would be best served by avoiding a protracted conflict,” and “costs and risks of a long war…outweigh the possible benefits”!

  93. custard Avatar
    custard

    Show me where I said that dot.

    You’re wrong

  94. Diogenes Avatar
    Diogenes

    The only issue is whether Beth or Jamie

    We are half way through season 4. Frankly, ATM I would like to see both get it!

  95. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Trump will be President in April 2058.

    Naysayers beware.

  96. JC Avatar

    custard says:
    January 27, 2023 at 10:55 pm

    This blog continues to be off the pace.

    Unlike your massive prediction, right? I’m not trying to give you a hard time about it, but it be nice to see a little humility from your end. How about a heartfelt,

    I’m sorry I was an idiot for making such a prediction and I was wrong.

  97. custard Avatar
    custard

    That won’t happen JC , always escalate

  98. Dot Avatar

    custard says:
    January 27, 2023 at 11:01 pm

    Show me where I said that dot.

    You’re wrong

    Err matey..

    Dot says:
    January 27, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    custard says:
    January 27, 2023 at 10:55 pm

    This blog continues to be off the pace.

    DUDE!

    You said Trump would be President again by now!

    DUDE!

    Do you really want to walk back your claim Trump would be President again by now?

    No, not walk it back! No, that’s not what I meant!

    I never said that!

    You honestly believe you never made that assertion?

    Please see your doctor.

    It was made boastfully over and over again, despite our kindly counseling against such madness!

  99. dover0beach Avatar

    Anytime someone posts a comment relating to Russian deaths, you always retort suggesting it’s misinformation. Why would your comment about Ukraine deaths be accurate?

    I’m shitposting. Still, I only think one of those numbers is greatly exaggerated.

  100. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Mme Zulu is definitely on the mend – it seems she is plotting secret women’s business with her beautician.

  101. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    Now I’ve bought a Samsonite suitcase.
    Someone stop me.

  102. JC Avatar
    JC

    Gez

    Are you in India? I ask because otherwise what the hell is an Indian shopping centre?

  103. custard Avatar
    custard

    My prediction was 31/1/23

    I might get it wrong.

    It hasn’t been proven wrong yet!

  104. Louis Litt Avatar

    Dot – previous days debate re Putin under Russia.
    Have you have parents suffer under the USSR after ww 2.

  105. custard Avatar
    custard

    This blog hasn’t reconciled EO 13818 and 13848 as well as as the memos in the last days of the Trump administration

    For now

    Good night

  106. Louis Litt Avatar

    Cassie and others thank you for the explanation of thermal dynamics and the concept on entropy.
    Matrix – all practical ideas jobs eg engineering, architect, lawyer, surveyor,accountant, doctors have the same problem.
    Unless you have experience in the workplace in your trade you will struggle.
    Going from Uni to the workplace as an accountant I was absolute shit

  107. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    All remarkably prescient as well. In one, the orange team(read Japan) conducted a surprise attack at Pearl Harbour at dawn on a Sunday.

    Edward S. Miller’s book “War Plan Orange” is interesting reading on the subject of “War Plan Orange.”
    It seems as early as 1935, the U.S.N. had decided that the Philippine Islands would almost certainly be overrun in the first stages of any Pacific War, but their relief was no longer first priority. The Chief of Staff of the Army of the United States made no objections – oh, what was his name again? Yes, of course, General Douglas MacArthur, how could I have forgotten!

  108. Louis Litt Avatar

    Re previous days comments af also and charmers at the tennis, the most memorable picture I have in my mind was Paul Keating and Carmen Lawrence at a AFL game in Perf – may have been a Freo game.
    It was at the time she was going through some corruption investigation .
    Hilarious sight.

  109. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Now I’ve bought a Samsonite suitcase.
    Someone stop me.

    The truck with the bling and built in shitter is coming! Can’t wait to see you explaining your purchase in the silo queue! 🙂

  110. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It was at the time she was going through some corruption investigation .

    Charges over the Penny Easton scandal?

  111. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    You’ve got four days left custard. And instead of admitting that you are almost certainly wrong, you’re escalating. That is, going further down the rabbit hole.

    You’ve been conned and can’t admit it.

  112. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Candidate for getting put up against a wall and shot?

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

  113. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    Catallaxians, do any of you have a similar policy of link scepticism?

    97.3%

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

    I’m not troubled by Custard’s prediction. Spirit of free, frank & open discussion, etc. etc. etc.

  115. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    Going from Uni to the workplace as an accountant I was absolute shit

    if its any consolation
    we’ve all made squillion dollar screw-ups

    if yr lucky nobody noticed

    in my world I get to temper and guide the enthusiasm of experts
    they specify it

    then I deliver what they need rather than what they want.

    win-win

  116. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    I’m not troubled by Custard’s prediction. Spirit of free, frank & open discussion, etc. etc. etc.

    What troubles me is not custard’s wrong prediction. It’s the slightly loony basis on which it was made and the fact that instead of going back to reality and recognising that he’s been had, he’s doubling down. I like him, and don’t want to see him getting progressively loopier.

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

    I like him, and don’t want to see him getting progressively loopier.

    My radar tells me that won’t happen.
    I’ve spoken with Custard IRL, he’s not going to be broken by it not coming true.
    Furthermore, the resident bear baiters chanting “nyah nyah nyah” at him over it isn’t going to worry him.

    Anyways, the deadline ain’t yet arrived.

  118. Dot Avatar

    Louis Litt says:
    January 27, 2023 at 11:16 pm

    Dot – previous days debate re Putin under Russia.
    Have you have parents suffer under the USSR after ww 2.

    Do you understand the difference between being one of the world’s worst tyrants and being Russia’s worst military leader?

    Putin is destroying the Ukraine (which he considers Russian) and permanently damaging Russia so he can compare himself to an Emperor.

    The primary beneficiary of this mess is President Xi.

  119. Dot Avatar

    custard says:
    January 27, 2023 at 11:15 pm

    My prediction was 31/1/23

    I might get it wrong.

    It hasn’t been proven wrong yet!

    It’s proper bullcrap pal, I hope you snap out of it.

  120. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    Anyways, the deadline ain’t yet arrived.

    He’s got four days.

    When they’re up and trump isn’t prez, what should he do? It’s not enough to shrug and say “I got it wrong.” He needs to look at the evidence and arguments he made to generate the prediction and work out which were flawed. It’s called learning from your mistakes. Failure to do this exacerbates your problems.

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

    Failure to do this exacerbates your problems.

    Spotton.

  122. JC Avatar
    JC

    Driller

    Who gives a flying shit if you’re troubled or not

    Custard made an outlandish prediction, which is his right to speak freely. Free speech doesn’t mean it doesn’t encumber someone to take responsibility.

    The only reason you’re saying that is because you made stupid comments too laced with dishonesty and don’t want to be contested. You moron.

    How’s it go ? Yeah.

    Heh.

  123. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    It’s 7.30 pm in downtown Bhubaneswar.
    The women folk are shopping in an open air market with an Indian friend of ours.
    Hard bargains being struck.

  124. Gabor Avatar
    Gabor

    Colonel Crispin Berka says:
    January 27, 2023 at 10:37 pm

    Indolent says: January 27, 2023 at 4:05 pm
    If you put zero effort into describing what you are linking to, I won’t click it.
    It saves me a wasted journey.

    Catallaxians, do any of you have a similar policy of link scepticism?

    Unless a short synopsis is supplied, no click.
    Honestly I don’t know how some people have the time to read and post so much.

  125. Gabor Avatar
    Gabor

    Tom there is a new thread!!!

  126. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    Thanks Tom. I had to hunt you down..

  127. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Do you understand the difference between being one of the world’s worst tyrants and being Russia’s worst military leader?”

    You don’t understand the difference between Putin and Stalin. And no, Putin isn’t Russia’s worse military leader and anyone with a modicum of history would know that.

  128. Bruce Avatar
    Bruce

    rickW:

    “Candidate for getting put up against a wall and shot?”

    As gratifying as the video of the execution of the Ceaucescus was, a firing squad is too humane and dignified.

    The slow “Fargo” treatment or slow bayoneting seem closer to the mark. Conducted by the next of kin of the Vax-demised and of those who were shoved off “ordinary” waiting lists.

  129. Johnny Rotten Avatar

    Glue futures are down.

    More rubbish investment advice from Dotty Dot of dottiness…………………………..

  130. Tintarella di Luna Avatar
    Tintarella di Luna

    But as it’s human nature not to appreciate what you are given for free rather than what you have worked for, some recipients of taxpayer largesse are biting the hand that feeds them.

    When you get something for nothing that’s its value.

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