Open Thread – Thurs 23 May 2024


Camille Monet in the Garden, Claude Monet, 1873

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rosie
rosie
May 24, 2024 4:46 pm
rosie
rosie
May 24, 2024 4:49 pm

I’m having another go at reading P D James, the cover blurb says ‘Agatha Christie’s Crown Princess’. Dalgliesh better enter the stage shortly and be a decent sort of fellow because the cast atm are all quite unpleasant.

johnjjj
johnjjj
May 24, 2024 4:55 pm

calli
May 23, 2024 7:06 pm
There will be a full moon over the desert tonight.

You are lucky. It is stunning in that part of the world. It is theorised that Islam is actually a continuation of ancient moon worship. You see the imagery in a lot of Islamic art – e.g on mosques and Turkey flag. Their calendar. Make sense as they travelled at night. (BTW don’t mention that to any Muz -they don’t like it)

PeterM
PeterM
May 24, 2024 5:07 pm

Didn’t Phatty Adams produce the Barry McKenzie movie? Probably the only worthwhile thing he ever did.

I wonder if he thought it was a comedy, or a documentary?

Roger
Roger
May 24, 2024 5:24 pm

” I’ve had 6 Covid shots…”

Some people never learn.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 24, 2024 5:27 pm

Have to wait until 08:10pm to watch Collingwood belt Fremantle.

That’s ole blokes go to bed time.

Cheap plonk and a choof will get me there though.

Carna Pies!

rosie
rosie
May 24, 2024 5:30 pm

An elderly couple in my parish still attend mass in N95 masks.
I don’t think they are loons.
Ran into someone from my old parish who was also wearing a mask a while back, I asked him why he was wearing one.
He said he didn’t want to pass on any infectious disease to his frail mother in aged care.
Also not a loon.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 24, 2024 5:44 pm

The greatest song and dance man of the C20th 

Isn’t there some new film of Michael Jackson in the wings?

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 24, 2024 5:50 pm

Anyway, the battery will need replacing in eight years. Imagine selling a petrol car with a sticker saying it will need a $10k repair less than a decade after you buy it.

An Aussie who collected their Tesla after ordering it has recieived a nasty shock just two weeks later.

Jason C from the Sunshine Coast said he ordered a Model Y RWD for $60,900 plus on-roads.

Two weeks later he spotted a price drop of $5000 to $55,900 for the same deal.

“What’s going on?” he asked. “Elon and his company aren’t endearing themselves to customers. Resale’s going to be a nightmare when we sell it.”

Car advice columnist Iain Curry said Telsa prices have been on a rollercoaster

“The Model Y RWD reached peak selling price of $72,300 in June 2022; it was $69,300 in May 2023, and a year later is now $13,400 cheaper,” he said in response to Jason’s dilemma.

“Not great news for you: yours has basically shed an extra $5k overnight. Even the most hardcore Tesla-owning loyalist won’t be happy, and you’re doubtless fuming.

“There’s been heavy EV discounting this month: Peugeot’s e-2008 is down $25,000 and the Nissan Leaf down over $10,000, both now $39,990 drive-away.”

Daily Tele

Lysander
Lysander
May 24, 2024 5:51 pm

Let’s take a stroll back to 1979 when the young, then “new left,” Phillip Adams wrote this extremely critical hit piece on an a new Australian movie out on screens:

“all the emotional uplift of Mein Kampf” and would be “a special favourite of rapists, sadists, child murderers and incipient Mansons”

The movie was: Mad Max (and whether you like it or not, its hard to think of another movie that only cost $400K and went onto make over $100M in 1979 terms).

Lesson: Wrongologists don’t change.

cohenite
May 24, 2024 6:03 pm

With all the fuss about CSIRO’s new report bull shitting about renewables being cheap and wonderful and nuclear as dear as blackout’s snot samples but leaving out the necessary renewable infrastructure and back up and their intermittency and unreliability I recall an earlier CSIRO report saying the renewable poles and wires would cost a trillion. I can’t find that report or reference. Has anyone got it?

cohenite
May 24, 2024 6:20 pm

More titles for the jaded:

Where’s My Head: a child’s guide to the Islamic justice system.

Fire in the Hole: the art and technique of eating curry.

Finding that Someone Special: a guide to dying alone.

If the Phone doesn’t ring it’s Me: methods and techniques for ending relationships.

Alamak!
Alamak!
May 24, 2024 6:20 pm

Didn’t Phatty Adams produce the Barry McKenzie movie? Probably the only worthwhile thing he ever did.

I wonder if he thought it was a comedy, or a documentary?

Probably viewed it as a horror movie about the evils of toxic aussie maleness.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 24, 2024 6:24 pm

Burning down the house!

New South Wales government to rollout incentives for household batteries (Sky News, 24 May)

The New South Wales government has announced a new subsidy to make household batteries more accessible and affordable.

From November 1, homes and businesses with pre-existing solar panels will be able to save up to $2,400 on the upfront installation costs of a household battery.

Minns may be a talking head but he’s not a Talking Head. Time for a song!

Ellie
Ellie
May 24, 2024 6:33 pm

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Years of pain … and a court case that saw my perpetrator finally incarcerated, has given me hope.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CBKwV6oNYvw

rosie
rosie
May 24, 2024 6:42 pm
Miltonf
Miltonf
May 24, 2024 6:48 pm

Is that Kinzinger waste of space some kind of retard? Always looks like he’s about to cry. Where the buggery did they find him?

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
May 24, 2024 6:53 pm

Just walked out of the pub.
The footy came on and I’ve got videos at home that show less dry humping and sweaty blokes grabbing each others sweaty bits from the 70’s.*
What the Hell happened to Australia and manliness?
And they wonder why Australian men are topping themselves and their kids at unprecedented rates when they get confronted with the Harridan Court.
*And no, World Wide Wrestling wasn’t REAL wrestling.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 24, 2024 6:55 pm

Why are people so unkind?

Very interesting this stuff. Kamala isn’t budging. Joe is visibly getting worse and worse, yet he’s not going anywhere either. Which suggests he has a huge file of dirt on Democrats amassed over fifty years, that they appear to be terrified of.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 24, 2024 6:59 pm

Running the old perv for POTUS was always absurd. In fact, I thought it was a joke in 2019- ‘no malarkey‘-FMD. Turns out to be a very sick joke on the people of America.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 24, 2024 7:00 pm

Penis news (the Hun):

One of Melbourne’s top circumcision doctors has been banned from performing the surgeries after he amputated the penises of two infant boys, a tribunal has heard.

Dr Hershel Goldman, who has performed 20,000 procedures, is fighting to continue to do the operations despite admitting he made a “serious error”.

And:

The tribunal this week heard that in the first complaint, a baby suffered a “significant complication” during a procedure, and that “the day was only saved because the room happened to be filled with medical practitioners” who undertook an emergency response that “wasn’t being conducted” by Dr Hershel.

In a second and more extreme complaint, it’s alleged Dr Hershel failed to realise he’d amputated a boy’s entire penis.

Dr Goldman, through his lawyer, claimed that only the tip, or the ‘glans penis’ of this second boy had been inadvertently amputated.

That claim led to a furious response from the child’s mother who immediately objected to the tribunal, writing “the entire penis was amputated at the base”.

There’s a pic of this bloke accompanying the piece. Naturally, he’s wearing coke-bottle glasses.

Without – without – starting another circumcision debate, I will assert that this bloke is perhaps better suited to hedge trimming.

rosie
rosie
May 24, 2024 7:23 pm

As many have noted, a wonderful opportunity for Spain to open a consulate in Gaza and or the West Bank.
https://x.com/Israel_katz/status/1793896694729286117?t=U0XD0q_3Q4CzHEF48MaKJg&s=19

bons
bons
May 24, 2024 7:26 pm

Friday night used to be takeaway and cop shows. Something to relax into after a shitty week. Anticipated with pleasure.

Now!

Nobody can afford takeway and Sky put up Foster and Hildebrand, which is indeed murder.

Life at work is better.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 24, 2024 7:30 pm

As many have noted, a wonderful opportunity for Spain to open a consulate in Gaza and or the West Bank.

Columbia are closing their Israel embassy and opening one in Ramallah instead.

Sounds great. They can bring cocaine for the Pali market in the diplomatic pouches.

Colombia’s Marxist President Replaces Israel Embassy with Office in Ramallah (23 May)

I’m sad that after holding the line against leftism for a long time Columbia is hurtling down into a Marxist hellhole since this chap got himself elected somehow. You’d think Columbian voters would’ve taken next door Venezuela as an example of what to avoid.

rosie
rosie
May 24, 2024 7:50 pm

Looks like more bad news from Gaza with additional dead hostages being found.
https://x.com/Irishchutzpah/status/1793894472222384477?t=u6W0ZIE8Se4nI_8IuxL0cg&s=19

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 24, 2024 7:51 pm

Plenty of fodder for the Media Watchdog this week. Everyone gets a guernsey- Phatty, Mincing Marr, Frank Elly. PK, Fozzie. Close to a full house

Indolent
Indolent
May 24, 2024 7:57 pm

This is the full interview by Doc Malik with Andrew Bridgen from which that very alarming clip I just posted came. It’s almost two and a half hours long.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 24, 2024 7:59 pm

Looks like more bad news from Gaza with additional dead hostages being found.

Under an UNRWA building | The tunnel where the hostages’ bodies were found (23 May)

How astounding that they were being kept under an UNRWA building and the UN didn’t know about it. Weird huh?

KevinM
KevinM
May 24, 2024 8:15 pm

Without – without – starting another circumcision debate, I will assert that this bloke is perhaps better suited to hedge trimming.

No debate here, my view of the matter; if nature provides it, keep it.
Be it by design or evolution, it must have a purpose.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 24, 2024 8:27 pm

Floreat, Western Australia: Two people shot dead at a home in Perth – with a third person rushed to hospital
Daily Mail. Who said nothing ever happened in Perth?

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 24, 2024 8:34 pm

This is the full interview by Doc Malik with Andrew Bridgen from which that very alarming clip I just posted came. It’s almost two and a half hours long.

I haven’t seen the long interview but the clip is terrifying and far too plausible.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 24, 2024 8:35 pm

Brittany Higgins accused of ‘co-publishing’ tweet defaming Linda Reynolds originally solely blamed on fianceRebecca Le MayThe West Australian
Fri, 24 May 2024 5:49PM

Brittany Higgins is being accused of collaborating with her fiance over an allegedly defamatory social media post he made, potentially expanding Senator Linda Reynolds’ case against her.
At a pre-trial conference late on Friday, Senator Reynolds’ lead lawyer Martin Bennett said his team had last week obtained WhatsApp messages between Ms Higgins and David Sharaz discussing a tweet on January 27 last year.
The messages, secured through the process known as “discovery”, were essentially “You’ve got more followers, you put it on yours”, Mr Bennett said.
He said the alleged collaboration made Ms Higgins a “joint publisher” of the tweet, which has since been taken down and was originally attributed solely to Mr Sharaz.

“There was a discussion whose Twitter account was a better one to post it on and that indicates that they weren’t acting independently of each other,” Mr Bennett told reporters outside court.
“The law in Australia, confirmed by the High Court in (Dylan) Voller’s case, is that if you participate in any way in the publication of a defamation … then you were liable as a co-publisher.
“We’re now suggesting to the judge to bring it in, in Ms Higgins’ proceedings rather than Mr Sharaz’s.”

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 24, 2024 8:35 pm

I recall an earlier CSIRO report saying the renewable poles and wires would cost a trillion. I can’t find that report or reference. Has anyone got it?

That started waaay back in 2015, and was subsequently confirmed in the 2017 Gen cost report.

Since then, whoever at CSIRO who was responsible for this wicked misinformation and disinformation has been sent for reeducation, and Arts/Law Top Men from AEMO have been brought in to the GenCost process to ensure proper rigor and correctness.

Now:

Our analysis from 2017 estimated it would cost Australia a trillion dollars to convert to renewables. Our current estimate is $500 billion. A large part of this is because of recent technological innovation.

Technological innovation: the Expert’s friend. The same Superpower that allows the 2023/24 GenCost to rigorously shit-can nuclear on the basis that, done in Australia, it would [pluck] cost three times the recent South Korean experience. Because rigorous. And Expert.

I’m on the road at the moment, and unfortunately can’t conveniently give the link.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 24, 2024 8:39 pm

…in (Dylan) Voller’s case…

Aspiring rapper?

Isn’t he in jail?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 24, 2024 9:04 pm

Posted earlier about finding trespassers, squatting in a vacant house, on a property someone else happens to own. THEY are trespassing, yet I have to speak nicely to them, ask them “Pretty please, to pack up and leave,” and get a court order to have them evicted…

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 24, 2024 9:04 pm

Aspiring rapper?

Isn’t he in jail?

Insufficient.

The minimum official qualification for aspiring rapperdom is death by stupid misadventure – preferably under circumstances that suggest potential of massive compensation for grieving relatives.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
May 24, 2024 9:16 pm

*And no, World Wide Wrestling wasn’t REAL wrestling.

Get behind thee Satan, prince of lies.

Indolent
Indolent
May 24, 2024 10:41 pm
Oh come on
Oh come on
May 24, 2024 10:42 pm

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Oh come on
Oh come on
May 24, 2024 10:44 pm

Their ABC:

Walyalup/Fremantle can climb inside the top eight with a win in the west but the hosts face a tough task against in-form premiers Collingwood, as Sir Doug Nicholls Round continues.

Walyalup/Fremantle? These people can feck right off.

Indolent
Indolent
May 24, 2024 10:58 pm
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 24, 2024 11:09 pm

Okay.

We have now worked out that the reigning premiers (Collingwood, for the heathens) have the odds stacked up against them.

Absolutely horrible umpiring in the last few minutes.

Horrible, and as gay as a Christmas Special with Elton John.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 24, 2024 11:15 pm

A magnificent couple.

—–

Steve Inman:

Brazil: Carjackers get beat up by the couple they tried to rob
https://rumble.com/v4wx7wl-brazil-carjackers-get-beat-up-by-the-couple-they-tried-to-rob.html

Rabz
May 24, 2024 11:34 pm

Michael Jacksoni – the kid is not my son, I tells ya!

It’s the mighty bass line* that just sucks you in, (allegedly) lifted as it was from Hall n’ Oates’ “I can’t go for that“.

I report, you decide, Cats …

*Courtesy of this legend, Louis of the Brothers Johnson

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Rabz
May 25, 2024 12:02 am

Goil – this is my favourite Wacko Jacko ditty.

The production, Cats, Quincy Jones doing it again … 🙂

Ellie
Ellie
May 25, 2024 12:40 am

At 6:33pm I was given a voice. Thank you.

JC
JC
May 25, 2024 1:25 pm

I could well imagine what’s going on at Media Matters. Musk is suing them for lying in an attempt to hurt his business – X. In order to defend themselves they had to hire a law firm. The fee vig would be eating into their bank balance is a huge way and that vig has to either be coughed up, monthly in advance, or as soon as the invoice is sent out. It’s not cheap.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 25, 2024 9:19 pm

Had the great pleasure of playing football today with my son. Bit sore but loved every minute.

  1. I wish a few of my rounds were interrupted by protesters. Preferably around the 12th when all was lost and…

  2. m0nster bleating that the AEMO generation stats exclude rooftop solar, which he says would take the three monthly Renewballs figure…

  3. Shirley mUntyfa can use the skills he gained while failing Economics 1 to perform that simple calculation. You should have…

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