Open Thread – Weekend 22 April 2023

Fireworks in the Park, Konstantin Somov, 1907

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  1. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    I may have missed some bits.

    Possum skin cloaks.

  2. Winston Smith Avatar

    Colonel Berka:
    Along with your list of basics, do you know where our DPCUs are made? I have this odd feeling they were being made in China and can’t shake it.

  3. DrBeauGan Avatar

    She still got the silver centipede DrB?
    I told my mum about that, she’s an artist.
    She thought it was a cool as can be.

    As far as I know. I haven’t seen her for a year, all our communication is via WhatsApp. So the sprog isn’t mine.

    I asked if the father was going to play a part in the parenting, or has she sacked him; she replied that Time will Tell.

    Yes, the hormones must have kicked in.

    Spiky likes creepy crawlies, all of them. Not a common taste, specially for a woman. But she’s a tough chick.

    I said that kids are cute, and she replied that she’d never seen one she thought cute, but she hoped that hers would be, or being a mum would be a rocky road for both of them. I told her mother nature would provide. I just hope I’m right.

    I reckon she’s in denial about having maternal instincts.

  4. DrBeauGan Avatar

    Spiky has accepted my application to be the child’s Devil Father. Sort of like a godfather, but different.

  5. thefrollickingmole Avatar

    Tell spiky to call it Bezel.
    That way she can say she’s carrying Bezel-Bub to any mormons knocking on her door

  6. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    to be the child’s Devil Father

    Oh I see.

    Sort of like the Cool Wine Aunt people talk about.

  7. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    Expect the airport security people wherever you go to look very strong and tough indeed for the rest of the month:

    A woman allegedly attempted to smuggle a 24 karat gold plated pistol in her luggage but was caught after the weapon was allegedly detected by an X-ray machine at Sydney Airport.

    The 28-year old US citizen appeared in Sydney‘s Downing centre yesterday after Australian Border Force officers arrested and charged her on Sunday night with possession of the unregistered firearm.

    The weapon was not loaded.

    Liliana Goodson arrived on Flight American Airlines 73 from Los Angeles dressed in a bright yellow jumpsuit, dyed blue hair and wearing platform shoes when she was taken into custody at Mascot Airport before being taken to Surry Hills police station.

    Ms Goodson was charged with intentionally import prohibited tier 2 goods without approval under section 233BAB(5) of the Customs Act 1901, which, if convicted, could result in up to 10 years’ imprisonment.

    The weapon is a Gold-plated 1911, Colt 45 which is popular in the United States and usually comes with a seven shot magazine cartridge and can be valued anywhere from $2000 upwards….

    Ms Goodson was granted bail to report daily to Bondi police station until she re appears at the Downing Centre on May 10.

    She is also required to surrender her passport and not apply for a replacement. Additionally she has to agreed to live at a designated place in Bondi where she must sleep every night, also not possess or import and firearms or ammunition.

    She also must deposit the sum of $10,000 as bail security to be forfeited if she does not comply with the bail arrangements.

  8. Old Lefty Avatar
    Old Lefty

    Coming next from the Greens, the GAYBC and the Andrews-Setka-Patten Stalinist pervertocracy in Yarragrad?

  9. Muddy Avatar

    Watching 1917 right now.

    Haven’t seen it, but the withered cynic in me wonders what that generation would think of us.

  10. MatrixTransform Avatar

    what that generation would think of us


  11. Mark from Melbourne Avatar
    Mark from Melbourne

    I haven’t purchased a Gillette branded item since they insulted me in 2019

    Might i recommend Dollar Shave Club? I switched when Gillette decided I wasn’t up to their high standards, haven’t regretted it for a minute, and have saved a heap.

  12. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The batteries in my radio were what I thought was D, but on inspection they don’t have any info on them. They are about two and a half inches long and quite barrel thick. Batteries, I am speaking of here, for anyone thinking anything otherwise. Why would one of them suddenly disintegrate substantially and leak oil? I thought batteries contained battery acid? Not one electrical engineer on the Cat tonite who knows if this is a thing?

    I plugged the radio in and it works fine with mains power. I expect the rechargeable battery will still power up. Should I forget about it being a portable radio that runs on batteries in an emergency? Like when I am painting in the lobby and there is no power point there? I asked Hairy to put the radio on in the living room for me instead, as I like the radio when I am driving or painting, and he finds that there is no radio in that relatively new CD player. Who knew? Not us.

  13. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The marble topped console looks very smart now with its new black wrought-iron base. It started off here as an antique from a French chateau with ancient faded dulled flat green paint on it and a dusting of rust. Over the years the rust had become a invasion and was threatening to take over the structure, bubbling up everywhere, so I had to do something about it. Hairy would simply want to buy another, but I like this one. It has taken me two days, four hours a day, to complete the whole process of wire brushing, applying rust converter, sealing and then painting it. There were so many little curlicues, cracks and crevices, but it was a good long-weekend’s work and I am proud of it.

  14. Mark from Melbourne Avatar
    Mark from Melbourne

    Charge of the Australian Light Horse, Beersheba – Two Steps from Hell

  15. MatrixTransform Avatar

    They are about two and a half inches long and quite barrel thick

    Lithium 18650

  16. MatrixTransform Avatar

    bought an Aldi beard trimmer a while back.
    single 18650 cell and it lasted maybe a year

    replaced it with a well known brand
    3 years still rocking
    you could ride that thing to China

    batteries aint batteries

  17. Johnny Rotten Avatar

    Thorpe, a Voice critic who quit the Greens over the party’s referendum stance, is allied with at least a dozen candidates in upcoming elections for the Victorian First Peoples’ Assembly, a representative body elected by Indigenous people that is tasked with negotiating a treaty with the state government.

    An Australian State Guv’ment does not have the power to make a Treaty. The Australian Federal Guv’ment does though. But a Treaty with what other Sovereign Nation?

  18. Johnny Rotten Avatar

    Build ammo locally, buy long range missiles, keep our shipping routes with India/South-East Asia open by preventing China from capturing Singapore/Indonesia, and have amphibious assault capability to help achieve that.
    I may have missed some bits.

    Get Nuclear weapons and Hypersonic Missiles.

  19. rosie Avatar

    Here is the money quote.

    We want to see some form of economic opportunity that we’ve been shut out of for 200 years,” he says.

    mallee rally dispute

  20. rosie Avatar

    Over the last 200 years a small number of people have become very wealthy farming and mining in Victoria but not me.
    I identify as 100% aboriginal although that counts for a vanishingly small part of my heritage.
    My ‘spiritual’ connection is assumed because for four five six seven generations my family have lived a European lifestyle
    It is my European heritage that drives my desire for economic benefits.

  21. Winston Smith Avatar

    Mark From Melbourne:

    Might i recommend Dollar Shave Club? I switched when Gillette decided I wasn’t up to their high standards, haven’t regretted it for a minute, and have saved a heap.

    I tried to sign up but was told it was US only.
    Do you use a forwarder thingy?

  22. Winston Smith Avatar

    Lizzie, are the batteries C or D type?
    Have you tried replacing them?
    More importantly, has the hirsute one had a boy look at the setup?

  23. Gabor Avatar

    Winston Smith says:
    April 25, 2023 at 4:52 am

    I tried to sign up but was told it was US only.
    Do you use a forwarder thingy?

    Appearently they do, “We currently ship to the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.”

  24. Winston Smith Avatar

    Johnny Rotten:

    Get Nuclear weapons and Hypersonic Missiles.

    In 1962, Kahn published a 16-step escalation ladder. By 1965 he had developed this into a 44-step ladder.
    Ostensible Crisis
    Political, Economic and Diplomatic Gestures
    Solemn and Formal Declarations
    Hardening of Positions – Confrontation of Wills
    Show of Force
    Significant Mobilization
    “Legal” Harassment – Retortions
    Harassing Acts of Violence
    Dramatic Military Confrontations
    Provocative Breaking off of Diplomatic Relations
    Super-Ready Status
    Large Conventional War (or Actions)
    Large Compound Escalation
    Declaration of Limited Conventional War
    Barely Nuclear War
    Nuclear “Ultimatums”
    Limited Evacuations (20%)
    Spectacular Show or Demonstration of Force
    “Justifiable” Counterforce Attack
    “Peaceful” World-Wide Embargo or Blockade
    Local Nuclear War – Exemplary
    Declaration of Limited Nuclear War
    Local Nuclear War – Military
    Unusual, Provocative and Significant Countermeasures
    Evacuation (70%)
    Demonstration Attack on Zone of Interior
    Exemplary Attack on Military
    Exemplary Attacks Against Property
    Exemplary Attacks on Population
    Complete Evacuation (95%)
    Reciprocal Reprisals
    Formal Declaration of “General” War
    Slow-Motion Counter-“Property” War
    Slow-Motion Counterforce War
    Constrained Force-Reduction Salvo
    Constrained Disarming Attack
    Counterforce-with-Avoidance Attack
    Unmodified Counterforce Attack
    Slow-Motion Countercity war
    Countervalue Salvo
    Augmented Disarming Attack
    Civilian Devastation Attack
    Controlled General War
    Spasm/Insensate War

    Having nukes moves you up the prevention ladder by several rungs even if you don’t use them.

  25. Gabor Avatar

    Having nukes is no use without a delivery system.
    Boomerangs just won’t do!

  26. JC Avatar

    Is it the medication as he’s spazzing out like crazy.

  27. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    just back from my brave stand at the epitaph

    where were youse

    traitorous scum


  28. Helen Avatar

    Yes Winston just saw that on PJ Media
    Very sudden PJ speculating because of Jan 6 coverage and Chuck Schumers demand Tucker be censored
    Apparently Rupert’s call

  29. GreyRanga Avatar

    Did you take the Ken Worth so people knew you were serious? Thancho or are you really the Last Australian Hero? Queue spooky music.

  30. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    me and ken

    bravely standing to defend youse

    why do i bovver

    treasonous mongs

  31. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    was it tucker carlson who just cost rupert a truck load in court

  32. hzhousewife Avatar

    Good article over at JoNova. Ray Epps will be happy. I dislike the new Hannity format with audience. Wonder what will happen to Laura Ingram, I thought she was pretty hard-hitting also. End of an era. No outlet now for Miranda Devine. I can’t think of a single big change that has happened recently that has been good for the world.

  33. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    This is an ex-thread. It has ceased to be.

  34. thefrollickingmole Avatar


    I can state, 100% hand on heart that the figure they dickheads at the lake are quoting for salt is in the realms of fantasy

    Then there is an international mining company that the group says extracts about 100,000 tonnes of salt from the Direl site each year, worth about $45 million.

    Top food grade salt is exported for around $40 a ton, its been as low as $32 a ton for a considerable period of time, probably averaging $35 for the decade.
    Industrial grade salt is $10 a ton cheaper than food grade.
    Not to mention the 100s of Km it needs to be transported.

    Dreamtime economics in action.

  35. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    Tucker – POTUS?

  36. Nelson_Kidd-Players Avatar

    It’s head’s been cut off, but it’s still running, TE. 🙂

  37. Mark from Melbourne Avatar
    Mark from Melbourne

    Winston, gets their local operation. Sydney-based I think.

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