Open Thread – Wed 24 Jan 2024


Tavern in Ancient Rome, Arnold Böcklin, 1867

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Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
January 25, 2024 11:02 pm

It’s got more cosmopolitan, and it’s lost its uniqueness, but Australia is still a great place.

– Paul Hogan

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
January 25, 2024 11:02 pm

wreaked havoc….

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 25, 2024 11:04 pm

His behaviour mirrors good old rsrssrrss – ‘too many tabs, not enough sleep’ or ‘Army Tanks on the streets’ (a Landrover) Annie.

Red shoes.
Tunnels.
Captive children.
Pizza codes.
These were the best of times.

Rabz
January 25, 2024 11:06 pm

Is there a Milei in this country, Cats?

My, how we have fallen … 😡

JC
JC
January 25, 2024 11:06 pm

Kim, you can only “spend more” if the central bank is on a monetary expansion footing.

Inflation ultimately has to show through nominal wage increases.

A rise in energy prices can also have a dis-inflationary effect if the impact isn’t felt through wages because it would cause a fall in spending in other areas of the economy.

Lastly, as a well known economist keeps reminding, never make an argument from a price change.

Top Ender
Top Ender
January 25, 2024 11:11 pm

Cook: “I who hope ambition leads me not only further than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it possible to go…”

Top Ender
Top Ender
January 25, 2024 11:12 pm

Reaction to Cook’s second voyage once he got home to England:

Made a Fellow of the Royal Society

Awarded the Copley Gold Medal for advances to health at sea

Received by the King

Promoted to Post-Captain in command of HMS Kent

Made Captain of Greenwich Hospital – aged 47, on pension for life

But…

“A few months ago the whole southern hemisphere was hardly big enough for me, and now I am going to be confined within the limits of Greenwich Hospital, which are far too small for an active mind like mine…”

Top Ender
Top Ender
January 25, 2024 11:13 pm

On hearing of Cook’s death:

The surgeon’s mate of HMS Resolution: “In every situation he stood unrivalled and alone: on him all eyes were turned, he was our leading star, which at its setting left us involved in darkness and despair”

Rabz
January 25, 2024 11:14 pm

Thanks to collectivism, we get to watch:

this

Instead of this

Cats, it’s an outrage, I tells ya! 😕

JC
JC
January 25, 2024 11:15 pm

DrBeauGan
Jan 25, 2024 10:59 PM

You appear to be fixated on the speed of light and Einstein’s theory in relation to the discussion earlier in the week regarding time.

Quantum theory shows changes in one particle can cause an immediate change in another particle instantaneously at great distance. This invalidates the theory that time is subservient to the speed of light.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
January 25, 2024 11:17 pm

Go watch a TV show.

Go rut a dog *so amaaazing!*

I got the Novavax so I would be allowed to see my ailing, disabled, brother before he passed away – which he very obligingly did. No vaxxes until compelled by what I am sure you consider an unworthy reason and none since.

I have throughout argued my objections to mandates and my misgivings about the mRNA vaxes (and the one so tardily yet with dubious certainty made available). You cannot seriously think that being able to skirt the vax mandates makes you an expert. All too often it seems the mark of a monomaniac.

I argued against mandates on the basis of what it was doing to us as a society, the unwarranted deification of certain ‘experts’, the risk of blindly trusting risk-averse politicians and their ‘experts’, and multiple other facets of the lockdowns and mandates, and would consider a person who thought I was not qualified because I had had to make a distasteful choice for something even more important to be a Struthian baboon dying on a hill shouting his virtue to people who were not listening.

Any questions?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 25, 2024 11:18 pm

JC

Jan 25, 2024 11:15 PM

DrBeauGan
Jan 25, 2024 10:59 PM

You appear to be fixated on the speed of light

He’s worried that the Pist Office has stolen his cigars.
Can’t think straight.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 25, 2024 11:22 pm

Made Captain of Greenwich Hospital – aged 47, on pension for life

Wasn’t Cook a sick man when he was persuaded to make the third voyage?

Rabz
January 25, 2024 11:24 pm

JC – Squire – never, ever use the term “theory” when the term “hypothesis” is the correct one to be using.

Sacré bleu.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
January 25, 2024 11:24 pm

Pizza codes.

I wonder if there was a connection between ’spirit cooking’ and the blood libel where Jooz supposedly used the blood of innocents to prepare their religious fare.

srr really was out there.

Happily she is now out there some-there else.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 25, 2024 11:24 pm


He’s worried that the Pist Office has stolen his cigars.
Can’t think straight.

Close. Too much plonk doesn’t help, either.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 25, 2024 11:26 pm

to be a Struthian baboon dying on a hill shouting his virtue to people who were not listening

Oh my lord, that is good.

Still, it’s pearls before swine to a Tartaria and Direct Energy Weapon Used By Gummint To Control The Weather And Steel Er Land devotee, and who can only be distracted by clips of large dogs and grifting from isolated cattle station workers looking for a second income from idiots.

JC
JC
January 25, 2024 11:26 pm

Rabz

Squire, thanks for the expert advice.

Rabz
January 25, 2024 11:30 pm

USSR really was out there

Barking mad.

Rabz
January 25, 2024 11:31 pm

JC – Anytime, Squire – you know it to be not false …

Oh come on
Oh come on
January 25, 2024 11:34 pm

The anti-vaxx purists who wag their fingers at those who were dragooned into being vaxxed are almost as bad as the mad vaxxers. One is less dangerous than the other, but they’re two sides of the same coin, really.

Rabz
January 25, 2024 11:36 pm
JC
JC
January 25, 2024 11:40 pm

Squire

What would I know, other than we’ve been told that travel is limited to the speed of light. Experiments have shown to this likely to be true.

However the original argument was that an instant in time isn’t the same from one end of the universe to the other and somehow it became a discussion about the speed of light and time’s subservience.

Quantum suggests though that when there’s linkage between two particles any change in one will, even at great distance, immediately impact another at the same time.

Oh come on
Oh come on
January 25, 2024 11:45 pm

I was with struth…kind of…in that his nuttiness was kind of amusing, and he was dead right on some things….but he went down the whole “Covid doesn’t exist” road and would try to gaslight anyone who didn’t agree with him by telling them the weird ailment with the strange assortment of random symptoms they were experiencing was just the common cold they’d always known and they’d been hoodwinked by the media.

MatrixTransform
January 25, 2024 11:47 pm

any change in one will, even at great distance, immediately impact another at the same time

uncanny

… but what does sancho think?

JC
JC
January 25, 2024 11:51 pm

On a more “light” note. Tesla reported earnings last evening that proved disappointing to the market. The firm reported concerns about future sales and income projections. Stock is down just over 8%.

Here’s my theory or hypothesis. If Musk is right about robotics and that homes will begin to have humanoid robots in the next 5 or so years, Telsa will become the most valuable company on earth as it’s at the forefront of robot development. There’s a possibility that the car business could be spun off or sold and Tesla becomes a robot maker. Don’t undersell Musk.

Oh come on
Oh come on
January 25, 2024 11:53 pm

I wonder what the next Tesla shape is going to be. The current one is starting to age.

JC
JC
January 25, 2024 11:54 pm

Uncanny? Naaa, it’s derivative in a Hegelian way.

You know that.

Rabz
January 25, 2024 11:54 pm

err, then JC – the only way to solve this infernal conundrum is by getting into some Lou

Being the R ‘n’ R animal that he is … 😕

MatrixTransform
January 25, 2024 11:56 pm

the next Tesla shape

kind of a Terminator 2 thing

liquid metal that can take the shape of JC’s toaster when he’s peckish

JC
JC
January 25, 2024 11:57 pm

Just flick the switch off, G.O. You know about flicking switches.

Rabz
January 25, 2024 11:58 pm

Hey – Strawman!

MatrixTransform
January 25, 2024 11:59 pm

home-grown … for Rabz

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 26, 2024 12:00 am

And cloud seeding.
Or was it chemtrails?
Maybe it was the BoM weather radar?

Rabz
January 26, 2024 12:02 am

The Lou – as he always was and should have been …

JC
JC
January 26, 2024 12:02 am

Sherbet? Trans, sophisticated musical pallet. Hegelian.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 26, 2024 12:03 am

I think ussr took a tumble and ended up with an infected foot which wouldn’t heal.
Last I heard she knew better than the doctors …

Oh come on
Oh come on
January 26, 2024 12:04 am

Seriously, though. Tesla’s model lineup is basically iterations of the original Model S. It needs a new Model S like the original iPhone needed to be superseded by the iPhone 4 for Apple to keep the magic alive.

MatrixTransform
January 26, 2024 12:06 am

good night JC

i can tell yr a sophisticate by the structure of yr arguments

you must have read a lot

JC
JC
January 26, 2024 12:08 am

There’s a lot more on the road. OCO.

It has the best software system in the world, where the firm can update software remotely on all cars. Not sure about the Japs, but the Germans are nowhere near.

Rabz
January 26, 2024 12:09 am
JC
JC
January 26, 2024 12:12 am

How would you know Trans, trans. In the four years you’ve haunted the sites, you’ve never made a single one. You’re very stupid, always trying to disguise stupidity with poor attempts at smartarsey.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
January 26, 2024 12:17 am

Any questions?

No.
Jabbed or unjabbed, you look at the risks as best you can, and then you do what you have to do.

Just like everything else in a well-ordered life.

Megan
Megan
January 26, 2024 6:37 am

Happy Oz Day, folks! Don’t let the turkeys spoil the day. Misery guts (plural) have to share it around, no need for us to pick up what they are putting down.

Although picking up the Cook statue is a given.

Robert Sewell
January 26, 2024 8:33 am

dopey

Jan 25, 2024 2:02 PM
ABC: ” Taxpayers on $45k to $135k to receive an extra $804 per year. ” Do these idiots ever learn. You don’t receive anything from being taxed at a lower rate.

You can only receive something if it wasn’t yours in the first place – this proves the government thinks all our money is theirs.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 26, 2024 10:42 am

Wildlife warrior Robert Irwin …

Lucky not to be fed to crocodiles in search of ratings. May need to be cut some slack due to his home environment and childhood trauma.

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