Open Thread – Thurs 18 April 2024


The Crusaders’ entry into Constantinople, 12th April 1204, Eugene Delacroix, 1840

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Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 8:03 pm

In other news the QLD LNP leader once again proves that conservatives everywhere are gutless bastards. He has sided with the liar’s policy on net zero. There is not a decent lnp leader anywhere in this shithole.

You are so right. The collective IQ of all the ‘Pollies’ in Australia is NET ZERO. Onwards and Upwards. LOL.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 19, 2024 8:04 pm

Westfields, Bondi Junction, 2.30pm 19th April, 2024. Six days after. 

Parking is complimentary today, says the sign at the entrance to the car park as I drive in to keep my quite urgent medical appointment in premises at Westfields today. The acreage of underground car parking in this huge complex was mostly empty. My appointment, made last week, was scheduled for Tuesday, then rescheduled for Wednesday, then rescheduled for Thursday, and only permitted now, on Friday. Westfields’ opening had been delayed this week for further forensics and body removal, for the necessary industrial clean-up, and for the shopkeeper’s day of coming to terms with the events of Saturday. Tragedy hung in the air, sombre and still emotionally palpable.  People looked around them more than usual, aware of the televised images, still in huddled groups.
 
It’s school holidays but there were no children, for who would bring their children here yet? No disabled, no infirm aged, no carers. Not many people at all. Shops were generally open, everywhere displaying beautiful fresh white flowers, but some kiosk businesses not in shops were shut, a couple of them wreathed in black cloth. The Information Service offered a condolence form and a pin on black looped ribbon for anyone wanting one to wear, a mourning sign that was reproduced on the official LED signage in the place, which is normally full of Westfield information and marketing. 

Disliking lifts when alone, I took the escalators up to the sixth level for my appointment, the shadow image of a man with a bollard on each rise as I stepped off it. On the 4th level by the escalators the names were Dior, Prada, Fendi, Zegna, Ferragamo … and Chanel, where a shuttered shop had a layer of floral tributes at its closed entrance, some of them a simple single flower. This will all change next week I am sure, after Sunday’s remembrance ceremony on Bondi Beach, but today only a hesitant return to anything like normal was possible.

Rabz
April 19, 2024 8:08 pm

OK, Cats – trying to raise this subject without unnecessarily raising any hackles – chiple jay nooze this morning:

“There are ‘calls’ for the Bondi Junction massacre to be decreed a “terrorist attack”

Why, FFS, what would be the point? We’ve been told repeatedly that the murderer was not motivated by “idiotology”.

He was a Strathfield Plaza type psychopath, set off by something that remains undiscoverable, apart from the bleeding obvious.

The next time you hear gun control imbeciles screeching about banning (cue spookee muzak …) “Gunz!”, then quote them this:

SP: Killer armed with a gun – 7 dead
WBJ: Killer armed with a knife – 6 dead

Neither of the above death counts include the killer, so 8 (suicide) and 7 (shot by a cop).

It’s an interesting comparison, in a rather macabre way.

Thoughts, Cats?

Rabz
April 19, 2024 8:15 pm

Just to further muddy the analysis – the first victim in the SP massacre was a 15 year old school girl who was stabbed.

For my sins, I’ve seen the picture of the poor dead girl (thanks, NSW police) after she was stabbed.

How or why anyone could perpetrate such evil is beyond my comprehension.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 19, 2024 8:18 pm

Anyone had vertebrae fused? Know we have been trying to avoid it as it was a last resort, well nearly there.

PET scan of my Lumbar spine was naassty. Maybe back in Victoriastan soon. Haven’t had to touch income protection ins but will if this comes to fruition.

On insurance, Tojo up for renewal. 20% increase, so I shopped around. Got 3 reputable quotes that were about 40% cheaper including one from the same company. Rang them, including quote from them 40% cheaper to bargain down premium and best they could do was roll back the 20% increase with a lot of platitudes about good customer etc. We politely declined and instructed that the policy expire naturally. Crudely insurance companies are taking the piss and need reigning in.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 19, 2024 8:22 pm

Yes what a dirty stink Johnson’s turned out to be.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 19, 2024 8:22 pm

Mike Pence material

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
April 19, 2024 8:25 pm

Spent the arvo welding in the shed, listened to Tribbajay because my phone was flat and the community FM was upgrading, and spirit fm chain had thrown over their usual enjoyable r&b fridays to Taylor Swift’s new album drop (snuffed Beyonce’s Cowboy album just like that- masterful brood mare move, mizz swift) …
Spent the long lunch trying to convince the listener that drum’n’bass was making a big comeback and all the kool kidz were down wid it… played an extended mix from chase & status which was actually making a pretty good case for the gennnrrre-
Then the arvo was sappho pop, with at least a song every half hour that was by a lesbian, and/or outright lezzo or lesbian adjacent girl crush lyrics.
Then they rounded out the news week with Albanese lithping out his ditzy breakthrough that the mall knife killer was not mental illness, nor drugs, nor terrorism… but Violence Against Women. F#cking trot.

Rabz
April 19, 2024 8:26 pm

Anyone had vertebrae fused?

err, not knowingly, Squire 😕

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 8:29 pm

Rabz
April 19, 2024 8:26 pm

?Anyone had vertebrae fused?

Is that a new dish by Gordon Farking Ramsey?

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Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 19, 2024 8:34 pm

“There are ‘calls’ for the Bondi Junction massacre to be decreed a “terrorist attack”

I do not know where these ‘calls’ emanated from, other than the immediate reactions of some on this august journal of record, and other lesser blogs.

The bloke’s own father said a) he was Radio Rental, and b) he had no social skills and couldn’t find a girlfriend which enraged him. This also explains why this nuffer targeted women, and women with children.

Exhibit B in the It Really Is Just A Nuffy and Prospective Mad Rooter file is this, from the Tele. Ms Cee Rodruigez ran the now-defunct brothel, The Flamingo Club:

She said she received an informal application from Cauchi. Included with it was an image of himself in a Manchester United football guernsey and shorts and was straddling a backward facing chair crudely reminiscent of the iconic 1961 image of UK model Christine Keeler.

Then:

“I said ‘look at this guy, he’s delusional,’ and my friend was like, ‘who the f*** would pay for that?’”

And:

The manager said she would have ignored Cauchi’s approach altogether but he had said he would be “open to servicing both men and women”.

Also:

His application was “sloppy”, however, and “unprofessional”, and unlike any she had received previously, she said.

“Anyone who wants to work in the industry and thinks that they’re going to make money servicing women, I tell them, ‘listen, unless you’re going to go gay for pay, you’re going to be pretty broke’,” she said.

Ms Rodriguez added the only people who would book Cauchi would either be “drugged off their nut” or “desperate”.

Additionally:

She said Cauchi lost interest after she said he would have to attend an interview, bring in ID and fill in an application form, which included a line on how police could be called if there was any drug use or threats or actual physical violence.

So perplexed was she by the man’s enquiries that she saved his number on her phone under the name “WTF”.

I’m calling it. A frustrated mad rooter, so much so that he seriously considered penis enthusiasm to get his rocks off – but unfortunately, this dude’s complete absence of social skills – like almost every other mass murderer going around, I would add – led to zero companionship, which fuelled his pre-existing nuffery, which led to him murdering women and girls in shopping centres. In short:

‘If I can’t get a root, no other chicks are giving anyone else a root.’

Sometimes it really is that simple.

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Rabz
April 19, 2024 8:36 pm

Hey greenfilth – how much reforestation of this planet’s surface will be enough before we all starve to death, I asks ya?

You monstrous misanthropic mongs.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 19, 2024 8:37 pm

Casseroled, not fused.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 19, 2024 8:42 pm

Thoughts, Cats?

Um, Rabz, certain personages of which we are aware, painfully and tiresomely upon many many occasions with a thousand different blog names, are mentally off the planet and have a fixation about Red Sea pedestrians. It seems a fairly common feature of psychotic people.

I’ve seen no reporting of the Bondi bladesman in this aspect, but he was a psycho and Westfield Bondi Junction is a bit of a hot spot in such regard.

KevinM
KevinM
April 19, 2024 8:42 pm

Miltonf
April 19, 2024 8:22 pm

Mike Pence material

Oi, I was going to say that.
There is a need for a new conservative party in the US, the current one isn’t and beyond redemption.

Rabz
April 19, 2024 8:46 pm

‘If I can’t get a root, no other chicks are giving anyone else a root’

KD – both bunkum and couchee fit that description.

Along with the many bizarre conspiracee hypotheses that sprung up last Saturday evening, before the bodies of the victims were even cold:

“He’s obviously a moozley*”
“He’s a rent boy”
“He’s a disgruntled father of a kiddee he’ll never see again”
“He’s furious that Dim Chambers delivered a budget sourpuss”

We may never know the truth, unless it’s lurking under our faces, Cats.

*The closely trimmed beard being a giveaway

Muddy
Muddy
April 19, 2024 8:49 pm

OK, so apparently I was completely wrong about the misogyny bit (I don’t regret being unplugged – it’s a mental health thing).

With poor social skills (autism?) and schizophrenia, can we really say that this bloke is representative of ALL other Australian blokes? Is that is what is being intimated?

After the woman in Central Queensland murdered 8 kids, did we hear or read anything about the propensity of women towards mass murder?

Ah, feckit. This sh!te just winds me up.

KevinM
KevinM
April 19, 2024 8:50 pm

Rockdoctor
April 19, 2024 8:18 pm

Anyone had vertebrae fused? Know we have been trying to avoid it as it was a last resort, well nearly there.

I know someone, but he was in his early 30s, ruined his back by excessive gym training, would you believe? Weight lifting.

He is a brickie and the op. was quite successful, minor inconvenience in bending over too far.

Can’t remember which vertebrae it was, def. lower back but.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 8:52 pm

He’s furious that Dim Chambers delivered a budget sourpuss”

Aren’t we all.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 19, 2024 8:53 pm

I asks ya?

Norks? I prefer the Red Army Choir.

Alexandrov Red Army Ensemble & Leningrad Cowboys – Sweet Home Alabama (1993)

The Leningrad Cowboys are a bunch of Finlanders, of course. Trolling Russians is something Finns love doing.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 19, 2024 8:54 pm

On the lighter side of things, a matriarch of this district is celebrating her ONE HUNDREDTH birthday….

Rabz
April 19, 2024 8:58 pm

the QLD LNP leader once again proves that consoivatives everywhere are gutless bastards

When too much stating the bleeding obvious is barely enuff*, Cats! 😡

*Brunette bimbages, notwithstanding, I tells ya! 😕

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 9:00 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 19, 2024 8:54 pm

On the lighter side of things, a matriarch of this district is celebrating her ONE HUNDREDTH birthday….

Who? My Mum is 92 years and still going strong. Talks a lot though. Bends our ears a bit. LOL. Gawd luv ere’.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 19, 2024 9:03 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aIyZnFbOu0

A thousand Israeli musicians “Bring Them Home.”

Rabz
April 19, 2024 9:07 pm

“Bring Them Home”

I fear there are none left to bring home, Squire.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 9:07 pm

Miltonf
April 19, 2024 8:22 pm

Yes what a dirty stink Johnson’s turned out to be.

And I thought that you were talking about Boris. LOL.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 19, 2024 9:09 pm

Brunette bimbages, notwithstanding

Can’t pass that up.

PJ Harvey – Dress (2003)

Serious stilettos! There’s no greater brunette bimbage anywhere on the planet,

Peter Greagg
Peter Greagg
April 19, 2024 9:14 pm

Rockdoctor
 April 19, 2024 8:18 pm

Anyone had vertebrae fused? Know we have been trying to avoid it as it was a last resort, well nearly there.
PET scan of my Lumbar spine was naassty. Maybe back in Victoriastan soon. Haven’t had to touch income protection ins but will if this comes to fruition.

My wife has had three fused, with great sucess.
This guy has done the work https://www.w-sears.com/about-mr-sears-323962.html

AFAIK, he is the best in Australia.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 9:20 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 19, 2024 9:03 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aIyZnFbOu0
A thousand Israeli musicians “Bring Them Home.”

Amazing stuff. Unfortunately, most if not all of the hostages are now dead. So bring them home in a box.

Then go and smash the A-holes that did this. Including the Iran Guv’ment. Burn them all.

Rabz
April 19, 2024 9:22 pm

BoN – Miss Polly Jean Harvey – wow.

An English Rose who just let her sexiness run rampant, while claiming it was all quite feminist.

If that’s feminism, then there needs to be more of it. 🙂

Miss Polly Jean – There will never be a better time

Dunny Brush
Dunny Brush
April 19, 2024 9:23 pm

Lake Eyre: Exactly how many people claim to be part of these groups/ tribes/ clans wanting to restrict fellow citizens from access to these sites? It’s difficult to see why taxes should pay for any up keep. Ulu?u is apparently now just a tourist soak.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 19, 2024 9:26 pm

The closely trimmed beard being a giveaway

That one, in particular, was both hilarious and a giveaway. It may as well have been followed by ‘iodine avoider’.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 9:29 pm

Bruce of Newcastle
April 19, 2024 9:09 pm

Brunette bimbages, notwithstanding

Can’t pass that up.
PJ Harvey – Dress (2003)
Serious stilettos! There’s no greater brunette bimbage anywhere on the planet,

What a crap song and I’ve seen better legs on a Grand Piano. She’s wearing short boots not stilettos.

You need to go to Spec Savers and then get yer’ ears tested. FFS.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 19, 2024 9:30 pm

Along with the many bizarre conspiracee hypotheses that sprung up last Saturday evening, before the bodies of the victims were even cold:

“He’s obviously a moozley*”

Yes indeed. Someone even said just that, in response to another commenter who said just to hang on until more information comes out.

‘Obviously murdered by a moozley with malice a forethought (sic)’, if I remember correctly.

Funny how the mind plays tricks sometimes, isn’t it?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 19, 2024 9:34 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNSYjR8GUQc

I discovered Scotch whisky, at a high school ball, while the band played this song, fifty years ago…..funny what sticks in the mind…

Rabz
April 19, 2024 9:34 pm

Obviously murdered by a moozley with malice a forethought

Unlike Bishop Weirdage of Wakely who was the last person you’d think would incur the wrath of moozleys.

Until he did.

Rabz
April 19, 2024 9:41 pm

Either we’re all terrorists or we’re not.

Apparently.

Although those of us possessing legs that resemble a grand piano’s can come on down now, I tells ya 🙂

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 19, 2024 9:45 pm

Other commenter, last Saturday evening:

it is entirely possible he was one of the myriad of nuffies let onto the streets by repeated government failure to control their legions of Radio Rental people because it costs less to keep them on the street.

Every single derro on any CBD street has the potential to do exactly what this chap did today in Sydney.

Responded to, 12 minutes later in this fashion:

Yeah, no. Thanks for devaluing the lives of those deliberately slaughtered by a moozley with malice a forethought.

As it turned out it happened to be Category A all along.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 19, 2024 9:46 pm

Rockdoctor, I’ve got C4-7 vertebrae in my neckdone, nerve damage from being thrown on my head 1000’s of times. Over 10 years ago. 6-7 disc was mush. Might have to get C7-T2 done yet as its playing up a lot.

Rabz
April 19, 2024 9:46 pm

Cup Cakes are racist, peoples! 😕

Why I have no idea. There are some in this fillum clip, apparently.

If you spot them then you can congratulate yourself on being normal. 🙂

Rabz
April 19, 2024 9:59 pm

I do not know where these ‘calls’ emanated from

The ALPBC reported these “calls” this morning – I would not have bothered posting a comment here about it if I hadn’t heard them purveying it.

Rabz
April 19, 2024 10:05 pm

As it turned out it happened to be Category A all along

Heads or Tails.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 19, 2024 10:08 pm

Ok, time for me to log off. Been doing blues, so here’s the silliest possible extrapolation of the blues.

Moody Blues – The Voice (1981)

Many cans of hairspray were sacrificed to complete this video.

Rabz
April 19, 2024 10:15 pm

More grate news, as purveyed to KD’s beloved plebs by the ALPBC:

piece of shite released from prison after spending 11 years behind bars for Thomas Kelly one-punch attack

Is 11 years enough given the crime, cats?

I don’t think so. The killer is now 30. Should have been confined in solitary until 75, at least.

Rabz
April 19, 2024 10:20 pm

You can always rely on teh ALPBC webshite to harsh your Friday night vibe, Cats – should never have blundered onto there … 😕

Crossie
Crossie
April 19, 2024 10:25 pm

Miltonf

 April 19, 2024 8:22 pm

Yes what a dirty stink Johnson’s turned out to be.

Johnson was the wrong pick for the Speaker for the simple reason that he was an unknown so nothing to indicate how he would work out. Not surprising then that he jumped to the other side so completely. Next time they should pick Gaetz, a definite conservative.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 19, 2024 10:37 pm

purveyed to KD’s beloved plebs by the ALPBC

What are you on about Rabz?

Are they my plebs? Why are they beloved? Who are the plebs and why are they mine? Are you somehow above these plebs – and if so, why?

It can’t be your brilliant insights.

Fair enough, you went full berko-opinion on the Bondi killings last weekend with no information, and then slagged off anyone who said ‘hang on’. Not the first one to do so, and won’t be the last.

However – then you went and described the exact same thing you were saying last week, tonight, as the work of others and as ‘conspiracee theories’.

Mate – put the shrooms down.

Bruce in WA
April 19, 2024 10:39 pm

Re: back surgery

I have two herniated cervical discs and degenerative lower lumbar spinal arthritis.

My physio is vehemently against surgery as he maintains it will leave me permanently unbalanced and inflexible. He swears that a strict regimen of massage/exercises can alleviate though not cure the problem.

So far, he’s right. Though just to add a bit of spice to the problem, I over lifted, swivelled and stretched my knee and tore the MCL. Bloody painful!

Rabz
April 19, 2024 10:46 pm

err, KD – I have been trying to extract the urine regarding comments last week, for goodness sake – “KD’s beloved plebs” is a reference to you posting comments about events in the NT which might just be perpetrated by “scrotes” you might just have little sympathy for.

FFS, this is not a urine height purveying contest.

If you think I’m a joke, then feel free. I’ll live.

And I’ll regard you as a supercilious waffling wompus, prone to equally outrageous incoherent and illogical outbursts.

As noted above – heads or tails.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 19, 2024 10:58 pm

If you think I’m a joke, then feel free.

That’s not what I said.

And I’ll regard you as a supercilious waffling wompus

‘Wompus’ is a descriptor, not a noun. I tells ya.

Rabz
April 19, 2024 11:12 pm

KD – for goodness sake, a descriptor is a noun, Squire

Rabz
April 19, 2024 11:19 pm

a descriptor is a noun

When you’re planeted – He’s “nuts” a descriptor – nut (singular, noun)

MatrixTransform
April 19, 2024 11:20 pm

sappho pop

*chuckles

Rabz
April 19, 2024 11:48 pm

It all comes rushing back

When Miss Rapunzels might just be earthly … 🙂

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
April 21, 2024 8:29 am

I think I M going to get kicked out of Mr dishwasher.
went there with my dishwasher and laundry powder plastic buckets to buy the same powder.
grabbed 2 buckets.
the female sales rep enthusiastsically, with this hard face and delivery said if I buy the bucket for one of the powders it’s $3 extra and next time I come the other powder in the bucket will be $3.
this really lit ? my fuse. I grabbed one refill and one bucket.
asked her to tell manangement stop pushing stupid ideas – recycling is s more expensive and end up with refills which are plastic.
were saving the environment – that’s right stupid ideas.

ok you scientists give me ammo.

Viva
Viva
April 21, 2024 10:29 pm

Although Gauchi evidently had no ideological motive, the event was experienced as an act of terror by the community

Unlike an Islamist terrorist act there is no expectation of a possible repeat from a rational point of view

But the psychological aftermath doesn’t come from a rational place

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