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A Midweek Rostrum..

October 2, 2012

Here’s an open discussion thread…

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  1. October 2, 2012 7:35 pm

    So I got my blood test results back from the Doctor yesterday. Apparently my blood pressure is normal, my kidneys are lovely and wait for it, my liver is in perfect health..

    This, while I had thought that my liver had been sending me SOS messages for the last 20 years!

    Apparently my cholesterol is high though. Too much pasta, rice and potatoes.

    “But that’s everything we eat!” I replied…….

    At least I can now live on a diet of red, apparently….

  2. TB Queensland permalink
    October 2, 2012 7:59 pm

    Off to see my qua doc tomorrow and my spec sellers (we used to call them optometrist, I think) …

    I got my new glasses on Saturday … refused them … like looking through magnifying glasses mid range and blurry as hell on the long distance (back to front – perhaps …) … reading OK … any way another trip …

    My regular check up with my doc, St John (pronounced, sinjen) will not be pleasant … after three months I have only lost three kgs … (actually lost five but crept back up) … two weeks in Tassie probably didn’t help … but I have faithfully given up salt, increased my regular 20 minute walk to an hour … reduced my alcohol intake (you may have noticed I now drink 11% white wine instead of 86% proof bourbon!) …

    I’m pissed off (put in the effort for nil results) but I reckon he might be more po’d … look out for the “off alcohol” command …

  3. TB Queensland permalink
    October 2, 2012 8:24 pm

    I’ve read this before but worth another laugh … (just into my email in box) Apologies for the upper case …

    FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCMENT OF THE DEATH OF NEIL ARMSTRONG THIS WEEK, THIS LITTLE BIT OF TRIVIA IS QUITE INTERESTING.ON JULY 20, 1969, AS COMMANDER OF THE APOLLO 11 LUNAR MODULE, NEIL ARMSTRONG WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO SET FOOT ON THE MOON.

    HIS FIRST WORDS AFTER STEPPING ON THE MOON, “THAT’S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN,ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND,” WERE TELEVISED TO EARTH AND HEARD BY MILLIONS.*BUT JUST BEFORE HE RE-ENTERED THE LANDER, HE MADE THE ENIGMATIC REMARK -“GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY”.MANY PEOPLE AT NASA THOUGHT IT WAS A CASUAL REMARK CONCERNING SOME RIVAL
    SOVIET COSMONAUT. HOWEVER, UPON CHECKING, THERE WAS NO GORSKY IN EITHER THE RUSSIAN OR AMERICAN SPACE PROGRAMS.

    OVER THE YEARS, MANY PEOPLE QUESTIONED ARMSTRONG AS TO WHAT THE – ‘GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY’ STATEMENT MEANT, BUT ARMSTRONG ALWAYS JUST SMILED.ON JULY 5, 1995, IN TAMPA BAY , FLORIDA , WHILE ANSWERING QUESTIONS
    FOLLOWING A SPEECH, A REPORTER BROUGHT UP THE 26-YEAR-OLD QUESTION TO ARMSTRONG. THIS TIME HE FINALLY RESPONDED. MR. GORSKY HAD DIED, SO NEIL ARMSTRONG FELT HE COULD NOW ANSWER THE QUESTION.

    IN 1938, WHEN HE WAS A KID IN A SMALL MID-WESTERN TOWN , HE WAS PLAYING BASEBALL WITH A FRIEND IN THE BACKYARD. HIS FRIEND HIT THE BALL, WHICH LANDED IN HIS NEIGHBOR’S YARD BY THEIR BEDROOM WINDOW.
    HIS NEIGHBORS WERE MR AND MRS GORSKY. AS HE LEANED DOWN TO PICK UP THE BALL, YOUNG ARMSTRONG HEARD MRS. GORSKY SHOUTING AT MR. GORSKY, “SEX! YOU WANT SEX?! YOU’LL GET SEX WHEN THE KID NEXT DOOR WALKS ON THE MOON !”

    TRUE STORY. It broke the place up.

  4. October 2, 2012 8:26 pm

    Get Bassmati rice, wholemeal pasta, and sweet potatoes reb.
    The pasta is the worst of the three.

  5. October 2, 2012 8:28 pm

    Reb, you probably left bread off your list. Switch to Rye.

  6. TB Queensland permalink
    October 2, 2012 8:44 pm

    I suppose, Rye, is a member of your cow committee?

  7. October 2, 2012 8:49 pm

    Nah TB .. Sour-dough/rye bread. Reb was talking about `carbs` in his diet, I dropped the stuff on here, a relative of mine was told to replace the carbs with. The rice and sweet potatoe are `eat all you want`.

  8. el gordo permalink
    October 2, 2012 9:01 pm

    Galactic Nooze

  9. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 2, 2012 9:34 pm

    I’ve just completed a meal with red at the local Italian place.

    My health seems robust enough, mainly due to the fact that I only drink good bottled red.

    Queenslanders should note

  10. October 2, 2012 10:07 pm

    Gorsky .. LOL

  11. el gordo permalink
    October 3, 2012 6:20 am

    John Howard on our relationship with China…sensible and accurate.

    ”I find it difficult to accept that growing economic liberalism will continue to walk hand in hand with political authoritarianism,” he said.

    ”The first newly enriched generation may accept authority but their children will take affluence for granted and demand more say in running their own lives.”

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/fear-illogical-china-will-embrace-democracy–howard-20121002-26xi8.html#ixzz28Au4Mhy4

  12. October 3, 2012 7:24 am

    Thanks 730…

    I’ll try the wholemeal pasta. We already eat basmati rice and rye bread. I need to eat more fruit and leafy green vegetables apparently.

    Have “you lot” seen the price of tomatoes lately? $12 a kilo for those tasteless things they dub “gourmet tomatoes.”

    We’re also meant to eat three pieces of fruit a day. Like that’s going to happen.

  13. October 3, 2012 7:28 am

    I didn’t know you were on a diet TB….

    Poor you reduced to white wine instead of your favoured WT….

    White wine is also full of sugar by the way…

  14. TB Queensland permalink
    October 3, 2012 8:00 am

    sreb

    I’m not … and never will diet … silly approach IMO …

    (I don’t eat as much these days anyway … I actually disappointed a friend, and his missus, last weekend … he had cooked us a lovely dinner … I left half the steak … ate all the veges … he not a happy chappie {really good cook too}… fancy apologising for not eating too much?)

    WWvWT … I know … but not as much (apparently) …

  15. October 3, 2012 9:01 am

    John Howard heckled as a “war criminal” at soeaking engagement…

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-02/heckler-ejected-as-howard-praises-china/4292208

  16. el gordo permalink
    October 3, 2012 9:21 am

    ‘basmati rice’ long grain is great with curries.

  17. Ol' Sancty permalink
    October 3, 2012 9:27 am

    Reporter: “Did you know it was Cyril Rioli chasing you?”

    Lewis Jetta: “I took a look over my shoulder and thought ‘Good Luck'”

  18. el gordo permalink
    October 3, 2012 6:05 pm

    ‘Britain’s biggest professional body for psychotherapists has told members it is unethical for them to attempt to ”convert” gay people to being heterosexual, formalising a policy change long demanded by rights groups.’

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/trying-to-convert-gay-people-unethical-british-therapists-told-in-new-guidelines-20121002-26xg1.html#ixzz28Dm1U5MI

  19. el gordo permalink
    October 3, 2012 6:15 pm

    ‘RELATIONS between Nine Entertainment Co’s lenders have sunk to a new low after Goldman Sachs sent the media company’s directors a letter warning them they could be personally liable if they were not treated fairly in negotiations over the company’s looming $2.2 billion debt pile.

    ‘The highly personal nature of the letter has surprised the US distressed-debt funds Apollo and Oaktree, which hold more than $1bn of senior debt.’

    Darren Davidson in the Oz

  20. el gordo permalink
    October 4, 2012 8:33 am

    ‘The controversial former boss of the Health Services Union, Michael Williamson, has been arrested by appointment this morning.

    ‘The 59-year-old handed himself in at Maroubra Police station at the request of detectives from Strike Force Carnarvon.’

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/former-union-boss-michael-williamson-arrested-20121004-270fo.html#ixzz28HIcnniI

  21. October 4, 2012 4:48 pm

    Funsters….

    This is a good read from Tim Dunlop on the Alan Jones saga and related musings….

    http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4292690.html

  22. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 4, 2012 4:56 pm

    He nailed it with this:

    Striking a blow against the incivility of a highly-paid media performer like Jones is no doubt a good thing to do, especially when he behaves like a pig.

    Yay us.

    But we shouldn’t kid ourselves that it matters. Not when there are so many other things – truly important things – we ignore because they don’t easily lend themselves to a nice bit of cathartic Twitter outrage.

  23. R. Hunt permalink
    October 4, 2012 8:01 pm

    The name of the anti-Murdoch commenter who emphatically declared the Australian branch of News was about to come tumbling down in the wake of the NOTW crisis has just occurred to me: RAY HUNT

  24. Uh Oh permalink
    October 4, 2012 8:22 pm

    Anyone watch the Presidential debate? Anyone still think Obama can’t speak without a teleprompter?

  25. Uh Oh permalink
    October 4, 2012 8:27 pm

    can’t can

    😯

  26. October 4, 2012 9:01 pm

    “.read from Tim Dunlop on the Alan Jones saga.”
    +
    Yeah, its okay. I noticed Dunlop`s post seem to follow the blogger-verse on these type of things. .. Gruen seemed to spell out some good points too. .. Tho as I have said before, Jones will be sin-binned a little, then enriched much more.

  27. el gordo permalink
    October 4, 2012 10:46 pm

    “To save the dogma of single currency, they are imposing absurd hyper-austerity on France,” said Marine Le Pen from the National Front, France’s unlikely apostle of Keynesian doctrine.

    ‘France now joins Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Ireland, and parts of Eastern Europe in synchronized tightening, with the Netherlands and Belgium cutting too, all dragging each other down in a 1930s slide into the political swamp.’

    Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (UK Tele)

  28. October 5, 2012 2:26 am

    Liberals think the 2007 election was some sort of tally error (and the idea that the 2010 election wasn’t a lost election but a “near victory” is another example of denial). Liberals can only learn the lessons of 2007 once they get rid of Abbott.

    http://andrewelder.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/picked-and-stuck.html
    Libs, Abbott, Jones, Media, Hilarious

  29. October 5, 2012 7:58 am

    “Anyone watch the Presidential debate?”

    Yes, I did. As soneone said on twitter, both men went into the debate with low expectations but only Obama lived up to them….

    Obama just waffled and failed to make any concise points at all. In fact, at some points it seemed like he was actually agreeing with Mitt.

    I notice on one blog that they’re declaring it a win for Obama.

    Meanwhile “the rest if the world” admits it was a win for Mitt.

    I don’t think Obama will make the same mistake next time….

  30. el gordo permalink
    October 5, 2012 8:11 am

    “I won’t stand by and let others claim that the man I love and the father my children adore, has some agenda against women.”

    Mrs Abbott in the Daily Telegraph

  31. Tom R permalink
    October 5, 2012 8:23 am

    Tell it to the wall

  32. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 5, 2012 8:42 am

    Bill Maher:

    “Obama made a lot of great points tonight. Unfortunately, most of them were for Romney,”

    “I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter”

    Michael Moore:

    “If Romney keeps this up…Obama is going to vote for him!”

    “This is what happens when u pick John Kerry as your debate coach.”

    “Is Bill Clinton coming in to sub next quarter?

    Dennis Miller:

    “Obama says “and, and, and” just like Dustin Hoffman coming down the stairs at the end of “Tootsie”. He’s making it up and its not working.”

    Andrew Sullivan:

    “Look: you know how much I love the guy, and you know how much of a high information viewer I am, and I can see the logic of some of Obama’s meandering, weak, professorial arguments. But this was a disaster for the president for the key people he needs to reach, and his effete, wonkish lectures may have jolted a lot of independents into giving Romney a second look.

    Obama looked tired, even bored; he kept looking down; he had no crisp statements of passion or argument; he wasn’t there. He was entirely defensive, which may have been the strategy. But it was the wrong strategy. At the wrong moment.

    The person with authority on that stage was Romney – offered it by one of the lamest moderators ever, and seized with relish. This was Romney the salesman. And my gut tells me he sold a few voters on a change tonight. It’s beyond depressing. But it’s true.”

    Even Chris Matthews didn’t feel the thrill running down his leg this time:

    “What was Romney doing tonight?” Matthews shouted, “He was winning! If he does five more of these nights, forget it! That’s my thought.”

    Matthews also suggested that a debate between MSNBC and Mitt Romney wouldn’t go so well for the GOP hopeful:

    “We have our knives out. We go after the people and the facts,” heartbroken Chris Matthews claimed. “What was [Obama] doing tonight? He went in there disarmed!”

    Matthews must be turning conservative because we all know that only conservatives us violent imagery in political discourse!

  33. October 5, 2012 8:54 am

    Breaking News!

    Tony Abbott’s mum fronts media to say “he was always such a sweet boy”…

  34. TB Queensland permalink
    October 5, 2012 9:09 am

    Mrs Abbott in the Daily Telegraph

    news.com.au is carrying the tale too .. my comment? “LOL!”

    Didn’t the “presidential wives” just do the “exact same” thing?

    I am not an animal!

  35. el gordo permalink
    October 5, 2012 9:47 am

    ‘Didn’t the “presidential wives” just do the “exact same” thing?’

    We are slowly morphing into the US system.

  36. TB Queensland permalink
    October 5, 2012 10:21 am

    (“he was always such a sweet boy”…)

    Didn’t he go around thumping people and getting young ladies in the family way and pissing off …

    Hilarity!

  37. el gordo permalink
    October 5, 2012 10:30 am

    ‘Didn’t he go around thumping people and getting young ladies in the family way and pissing off’

    The facts suggest otherwise, but its interesting and predictable that Nooze is coming to the monk’s aid.

  38. el gordo permalink
    October 5, 2012 10:35 am

    “I am the tough one in the family. He is the soft touch and as a result he has a wonderful relationship with the girls which sometimes I am a little envious of,” Margie Abbott said.

    This should get him a boost in the polls, which he sorely needs.

  39. October 5, 2012 11:01 am

    I wouldn’t count on it egg.

  40. el gordo permalink
    October 5, 2012 11:01 am

    ‘The latest Newspoll analysis of surveys taken between July and September, conducted exclusively for The Australian, reveals just 29 per cent of female voters are satisfied with his performance compared with 34 per cent of men. Julia Gillard also faces a gender imbalance, with just 27 per cent of men satisfied with her performance compared with 32 per cent of women. The polling also shows Labor no longer faces an electoral wipeout in Queensland, but would lose at the next election based on swing seats in the Sunshine State and NSW alone.’

    The Oz

  41. Empty Suit permalink
    October 5, 2012 12:02 pm

    Instapundit:

    OBAMA: THAT WASN’T THE REAL MITT ROMNEY YOU SAW LAST NIGHT.

    I think he’d be better off trying to persuade people that it wasn’t the real Barack Obama we saw last night. . . .

  42. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 5, 2012 12:10 pm

    You mean it was fake Barack? Looks like the Yanks are copying Australian tactics!

  43. Empty Chair permalink
    October 5, 2012 12:55 pm

    There was an Australian-sounding perfesser from Stanford University on ABC radio just now saying he thought Obama won the debate. 😯

  44. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 5, 2012 1:03 pm

    Tom R?

  45. Tom R permalink
    October 5, 2012 1:09 pm

    He said Australian sounding

    I’m from SA 😉

  46. Southbank Socialist permalink
    October 5, 2012 1:16 pm

    It was Simon Jackman.

    http://jackman.stanford.edu/blog/?p=2556

    (The ABC collective don’t even try to hide their bias. Their regular commentator on US politics is E.J.Dionne, who is a self-confessed “liberal” and as pro-Obama as they come. Imagine the uproar from the inner-city ‘elites’ if they had on someone like Charles Krauthammer instead – also a columnist for a major newspaper but a staunch critic of Obama.)

  47. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 5, 2012 1:18 pm

    You should meet that guy Tom R. You would probably see eye to eye on many things (in a one-eyed sort of way). 🙂

    BTW which SA rugby team do you support? I’m a Bulls fan myself.

  48. Tom R permalink
    October 5, 2012 1:20 pm

    SA has rugby?

    We have devolved.

    Actually, I did play a game once in me youth (union), got abused for going for a specky lol

  49. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 5, 2012 1:30 pm

    I played a season at school but didn’t understand the rules at the time. I enjoy watching it now. Abbott was a good player in his time, and a good boxer too.

  50. Tom R permalink
    October 5, 2012 1:38 pm

    and a good boxer too.

    Tyson was a good boxer too. Not voting for him either 😉

  51. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 5, 2012 2:20 pm

    Given the outpouring of grief in Melbourne about the rape and murder of Jill Meagher, it’s time to get off the politicised cycle that only seems to debate longer, tougher gaol sentences.

    Women actually need protection from rapists and murders. The worst crimes are committed by recidivists.

    Without discussing the current prosecution, look at Peter Dupas. He was a serial offender who should never have been able to continue raping and murdering women, he should have still been locked up.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Dupas

    • Tracking rapists is in the public interest, so it’s reasonable to use tracking devices.
    • Any convicted rapist should be required to wear a tracking device for 10 years after their release from prison.
    • Set up a 24 hour control centre that tracks them.
    • Impose a curfew, which can be lifted with the specific prior approval of the control centre.
    • Specific tracking when permission is provided outside curfew.
    • Require a detailed log book of daily activities and associates, checked each month.

    Thank you for your attention.

    (tracking devices may be preferable to the “indefinite detention’ imposed on genuine refugees that don’t get a security clearance to)

  52. el gordo permalink
    October 5, 2012 2:42 pm

    Abbott never got knocked out in the ring, but the rusted ons say they were softies.

  53. TB Queensland permalink
    October 5, 2012 2:43 pm

    Wonder how much a tracking device and manned tracking centre costs … cmpared to setting up and manning a detention centre … I reckon I could “guess” the answer right now … James, would “know” he “believes” a lot of stuff … 😆

  54. public toilet permalink
    October 5, 2012 2:44 pm

    The conservatards rubbish Obama’s debating.

    How surprisement.

    That man bolt did it first, went in harder & wasn’t afraid to be a fawning elephant humper.

  55. TB Queensland permalink
    October 5, 2012 2:44 pm

    Abbott never got knocked out in the ring, but the rusted ons say they were softies

    Didn’t i say earlier that he thumped people … and you said … The facts suggest otherwise

  56. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 5, 2012 3:08 pm

    “The conservatards rubbish Obama’s debating.

    How surprisement.

    That man bolt did it first, went in harder & wasn’t afraid to be a fawning elephant humper.”

    They weren’t alone. See the comments of Bill Maher, Michael Moore, Andrew Sullivan and Chris Matthews I posted above. it would be more correct to say that a few rusted-ons (and Michelle) didn’t criticise Obama’s debating.

  57. I Heart The One permalink
    October 5, 2012 3:10 pm

    “The conservatards rubbish Obama’s debating”

    You didn’t see the “debate”, then?

  58. el gordo permalink
    October 5, 2012 3:20 pm

    ‘Didn’t i say earlier that he thumped people … ‘

    Oh yeah, so you did.

  59. Ol' Sancty permalink
    October 5, 2012 4:05 pm

    I don’t think it’s just the conservatives, Toilet.

  60. October 5, 2012 4:13 pm

    Agreed sancty. I’d hardly call myself a conservative but I thought Obama’s performance was lame….

  61. Ol' Sancty permalink
    October 5, 2012 4:21 pm

    I didn’t see it. Dora the Explorer took precedence last night. Just going on Twitter and when even the Left can’t spin a win for Obama, you know he got flogged.

  62. October 5, 2012 4:27 pm

    “You didn’t see the “debate”, then?”

    Nerp.

    Been busy.

    Have just read some reactions to it. 😉

    I like to post a bit of mindless antagonism every now & again.

  63. October 5, 2012 4:31 pm

    Thing is. The elephant humpers would’ve been calling it for Joseph Smith’s Man, no matter how the commie muslim had performed.

    I’m so jaded I can’t even find the benefit of the doubt anymore 😆

  64. October 5, 2012 4:35 pm

    I watched it….

    It was an endurance test…

    Mostly because it was INCREDIBLY BORING!

    Both men were polite and courteous…

    As much as I hate Mitt and everything that he stands for, he was well-prepared, articulate and made some clear points.

    Obama on the other hand just seemed to waffle and hardly made any, if any, clear and concise points..

    AsI mentioned yesterday, I doubt he’ll make the same mistake again….

  65. October 5, 2012 4:43 pm

    Don’t forget…HE STOOD IN A FASHION UNSUPPORTED BY BOLT & ASSORTED OTHER NUTJOB RALLYING SITES!!! 😯

    * Held his leg in the wrong position or somesuch. Not exactly sure what in tarnation they’re on about; having not witnessed it with my own eyeballs. Classic rightard wishful projection, whether he was a flop in the debate or not (and I accept, second hand, that he was).

  66. October 5, 2012 4:45 pm

    The result of the upcoming US election is of interest.

    Which side will agitate enough of its base to get its man over the line?!

    Line ball, I’d have thought, at this point. In spite of the ridiculous anti-Obama fucktardery campaign which has been underway since before it looked like he might dethrone Bush.

  67. October 5, 2012 4:48 pm

    Chael Sonnen is a Republican with a big mouth & cojones…but he should polish his technique before he ridicules a Brazilian again. 😆

  68. Ol' Sancty permalink
    October 5, 2012 4:57 pm

    I must say I haven’t much followed it. I really find the whole American Presidential elections offensive. I understood Obama to be well ahead.

  69. TB Queensland permalink
    October 5, 2012 5:02 pm

    I agree, James … and one “debate” (?) doth not an election make!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    Ser Toillette, are you fending off Taswegians yet?

  70. October 5, 2012 5:12 pm

    In a couple of weeks, Ser bee.

    Weather is on the improve so hopefully it should be choice by the time we invade.

    Went & bought myself a pair of hiking shoes yesterday in case I’m involved in a wilderness manhunt.

  71. TB Queensland permalink
    October 5, 2012 5:15 pm

    Went & bought myself a pair of hiking shoes yesterday in case I’m involved in a wilderness manhunt.

    So, you’re planning some dastardly deed … mmm … Wambo of Taswegia!

  72. October 5, 2012 5:18 pm

    I may ablute outside of recommended areas.

  73. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 5, 2012 5:19 pm

    This list is utterly preposterous.

  74. October 5, 2012 5:20 pm

    Looking forward to it!

  75. October 5, 2012 5:22 pm

    Reign In Blood shows them all up for the pap that they are, splatter! 😉

  76. October 5, 2012 5:41 pm

    Going to pub to be inappropriate. Later interstatescumz…

  77. Leftoids Lament permalink
    October 5, 2012 5:43 pm

    ‘I like to post a bit of mindless antagonism every now & again.’

    Sniping From The Sidelines, in other words. 😉

  78. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 5, 2012 5:46 pm

    ‘I like to post a bit of mindless antagonism every now & again.’

    Talking truth to wankers – an utterly fruitless, yet commendable, occupation!

  79. TB Queensland permalink
    October 5, 2012 6:21 pm

    Speaking of pirating recording music … my doc introduced Offliberty to me a couple of days ago … play a song from anywhere on the net (Youtube works) … copy the URL … paste into offliberty the OFF button turns into a START button … press start … and offliberty will record the music in Mp3 in seconds flat!

    http://offliberty.com/

  80. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 5, 2012 6:41 pm

    ”‘I like to post a bit of mindless antagonism every now & again.’

    You should be ashamed of yourself.

  81. Angle of list permalink
    October 5, 2012 7:34 pm

    From Splatterbottom’s list above: Max Easton (Who the fuck is Max Easton?) referring to Nick Cave’s The Boatman’s Call: “While there’s no doubting the record’s understated beauty, it’s more the fact that this (and not one of his other fucked up masterpieces) is one of Cave’s most lasting impressions on the bulk Australian musical psyche that’s unsettling. After all, no one likes it when the short fused psycho at the party falls in love and goes home.”

    Amen to that. 😯

  82. Take a walk permalink
    October 5, 2012 7:50 pm

    From the same list: Edward Sharp-Paul (WTF is ES-P?): “The Velvet Underground and Nico was a truly novel album. At its heart was the band’s much-mythologised odd couple: The street-wise, swaggering Lou Reed and the esoteric, studious John Cale. When the two met halfway, the results were stunning. ‘Venus In Furs’ and the towering ‘Heroin’ opened the sort of doors that Jim Morrison had merely puked on.”

    Nice.

  83. Beatle Juice permalink
    October 5, 2012 8:02 pm

    ES-P again, on The White Album: “Anyone that identifies as a “John Lennon guy” ought to remember that they are pledging allegiance to someone that used the most anticipated album of all time as an opportunity to impress his cool new girlfriend with some pseudo-avant garde shit. ‘Revolution #9’ is the sound of an illusion shattering: Yes, The Beatles are human, and sometimes they drop almighty turds.”

    Heh.

  84. October 5, 2012 8:45 pm

    “A Woolworths spokeswoman said Mr Berger had offered his resignation and it had been accepted.”

    The polite way of saying “you’re fired!”

  85. el gordo permalink
    October 5, 2012 8:59 pm

    ‘U.S. oil production surged last week to the highest level since January 1997, reducing the country’s dependence on imported fuels as new technology unlocks crude trapped in shale formations.

    ‘Crude output rose by 3.7 percent to 6.509 million barrels a day in the week ended Sept. 21, the Energy Department reported today. America met 83 percent of its energy needs in the first six months of the year, department data show. If the trend continues through 2012, it will be the highest level of self- sufficiency since 1991. Imports have declined 3.2 percent from the same period a year earlier.’

    Bloomberg

  86. James of North Melbourne permalink
    October 5, 2012 9:14 pm

    Skippy the Bush Kangaroo will be pleased he signed that petition.

    So will Ronald Ryan from Pentridge.

    Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse will be glad to have offered their support.

    And Andrew Bolt and Alan Jones too….

    Oh hang on….

  87. He who hesitates permalink
    October 5, 2012 9:27 pm

    Instapundit, again: Remember when he was the World’s Greatest Orator? Me neither.

  88. MoFoJo permalink
    October 5, 2012 10:00 pm

    ‘The White House today announced that it was offering a “substantial cash reward” for information leading to “the location and safe return of President Obama’s mojo.”

    ‘White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced the search with an air of urgency: “We will use every resource at our disposal to ensure the return of the President’s mojo, and that goes double for his groove.”

    ‘Mr. Carney said that as of late Wednesday afternoon no one at the White House knew the President’s mojo was missing, but minutes into last night’s televised debate “it became clear that something was terribly, horribly wrong.”’

    Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2012/10/white-house-authorizes-search-for-presidents-mojo.html#ixzz28QPdUB5j

  89. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 6, 2012 1:21 am

    Well if the abbott total family indulgement that was inflicted upon us by newsltd isn’t an example of organised and co-ordinated political campaigning on behalf of tony abbott I don’t know what is.
    I think there’s more to come tomorrow as well, not sure I’ll be recovered enough from my nausea and vomiting to go looking for it.
    At least mrs abbott steps up the sloganeering to six words, “surrounded by strong capable women” obviously more intelligent than her husband.

    Mr Denmore ‏@MrDenmore
    What is the difference between the fluff in the News Ltd papers on Abbott and a paid political ad? Are these people journos or PR people?
    Buffy ‏@Buffygirly
    LOL! RT @GrogsGamut: This weekend last year Abbott was at Bathurst. Who knew the whole time he’d have rather been home watching Beaches.
    Helen Razer ‏@HelenRazer
    He’s just a boy. Standing in front of a primary female vote. Asking her to love him #SensitiveTony

  90. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 6, 2012 1:33 am

    The Situation with women

  91. October 6, 2012 1:42 am

  92. October 6, 2012 1:43 am

    yo cnuts, cARNT RESPOND BETWIXT YITCH BYITCHCHES HAT BEEN SMIKKED BE SOOKED.

  93. October 6, 2012 1:45 am

    iT JUST DONT WORKETH…OH MY ,DEL. NOT ,/DEL. LORD…

  94. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 6, 2012 2:00 am

    http://grogsgamut.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/abbott-shows-everyone-hes-worried.html

    God I do love a diverse media.
    Just think how bad the internal polling and focus group are that it has reached this stage.
    Obviously as well the reason for the stories coming out today is that this weekend is a Newspoll weekend.

    Subtle.

  95. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 6, 2012 2:04 am

    Back from the pub toiletboss? 😆

    I enjoyed the clip.

  96. October 6, 2012 2:07 am

  97. October 6, 2012 2:26 am

    Something borrowed, something blue…

  98. October 6, 2012 2:41 am

    toiletboss wins !!!

    FLAWLESS VICTORY !

  99. October 6, 2012 2:41 am

    I’m a cnut of a thang…taint no doubt y’all..

  100. October 6, 2012 2:51 am

    Good Caiaphas, the council waits for you.
    The Pharisees and priests are here for you.

    CAIAPHAS

    Ah gentlemen, you know why we are here.
    We’ve not much time, and quite a problem here

    MOB (outside)

    Hosanna! Superstar!
    Hosanna! Superstar!
    Hosanna! Superstar!
    Hosanna! Superstar!

    ANNAS

    Listen to that howling mob of blockheads in the street!
    A trick or two with lepers, and the whole town’s on its feet.

    ALL (inside)

    He is dangerous!

    MOB (outside)

    Jesus Christ Superstar!

    ALL (inside)

    He is dangerous!

    MOB (outside)

    Tell us that you’re who they say you are.

    PRIEST TWO

    The man is in town right now to whip up some support.

    PRIEST THREE

    A rabble rousing mission that I think we must abort.

    ALL (inside)

    He is dangerous!

    MOB (outside)

    Jesus Christ Superstar!

    ALL (inside)

    He is dangerous!

    PRIEST TWO

    Look Caiaphas, they’re right outside our yard.

    PRIEST THREE

    Quick Caiaphas, go call the Roman guard.

    CAIAPHAS

    No, wait!
    We need a more permanent solution to our problem.

    ANNAS

    What then to do about Jesus of Nazareth?
    Miracle wonderman, hero of fools.

    PRIEST THREE

    No riots, no army, no fighting, no slogans.

    CAIAPHAS

    One thing I’ll say for him — Jesus is cool.

    ANNAS

    We dare not leave him to his own devices.
    His half-witted fans will get out of control.

    PRIESTS

    But how can we stop him?
    His glamour increases
    By leaps every moment; he’s top of the poll.

    CAIAPHAS

    I see bad things arising.
    The crowd crown him king; which the Romans would ban.
    I see blood and destruction,
    Our elimination because of one man.
    Blood and destruction because of one man.

    ALL (inside)

    Because, because, because of one man.

    CAIAPHAS

    Our elimination because of one man.

    ALL (inside)

    Because, because, because of one, ’cause of one, ’cause of one man.

    PRIEST THREE

    What then to do about this Jesus-mania?

    ANNAS

    Now how to we deal with a carpenter king?

    PRIESTS

    Where do we start with a man who is bigger
    Than John was when John did his baptism thing?

    CAIAPHAS

    Fools, you have no perception!
    The stake we are gambling are frighteningly high!
    We must crush him completely,
    So like John before him, this Jesus must die.
    For the sake of the nation, this Jesus must die.

    ALL (inside)

    Must die, must die, this Jesus must die.

    CAIAPHAS

    So like John before him, this Jesus must die.

    ALL (inside)

    Must die, must die, this Jesus must, Jesus must, Jesus must die!

  101. October 6, 2012 3:05 am

    Vaguely amusing…

  102. Kapitalism Ain't Kool permalink
    October 6, 2012 4:45 am

    So, communist imagery is “cool” again, huh? Tools!

    Here’s a 50 minutes lesson in reality, which you’d only watch if you were prepared to take your head out of your arse for a minute have your hate for capitalism challenged listen to an opposing viewpoint with an open mind.

  103. el gordo permalink
    October 6, 2012 7:32 am

    The NSW Coalition are haggling over seats for the upcoming Fed election.

    ‘Eden-Monaro is held by Labor and the Liberal MP Joanna Gash is retiring from Gilmore. The Nationals had threatened to run Angry Anderson in Gilmore.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/liberal-anger-as-nationals-take-cash-from-election-pot-20121005-274pe.html#ixzz28SjQk3Ar

  104. TB Queensland permalink
    October 6, 2012 7:52 am

    FINANCE Minister Penny Wong will be locked out of the top spot on Labor’s SA Senate ticket by one of the “faceless men” who helped topple Kevin Rudd.

    http://www.news.com.au/top-stories/labors-faceless-men-to-deny-wong-top-spot-on-senate-ballot/story-e6frfkp9-1226489471846

    I’ve never seen so many fkn dickheads in one club … apart from the boofheads in the Liberal Party trotting out this shit …

    HOW does Tony Abbott become a feminist, his wife asked an audience of Liberal women yesterday.
    God gave him three daughters, she answered in a speech in which she also admitted to once having been a member of the NZ Labour Party prior to meeting her husband of 24 years.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/margie-abbott-said-tony-does-not-have-a-problem-with-women/story-fndo4eg9-1226489192404

    I’m going to scheck out the price of islands for sale … it’s like living in a fkn nightmare of egotistical, stupidity …

    I wouldn’t employ any of these arseholes to clean my toilet … they’d spend six hours trying to find it … every day … what a bunch of incompetent morons … all of them …

  105. October 6, 2012 9:16 am

    “Margie Abbott’s dummy spit”

    http://denniallen.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/margie-abbotts-dummy-spit/

  106. TB Queensland permalink
    October 6, 2012 11:02 am

    Good link, sreb, we are not alone … the nasty, deceit of the Liberals was on show last night on Lateline … whoever the “mouthpiece” from the Liberals was! She took her coaching from Mirabella, methinks … constant “blaming” of the ALP … I know many Libs and they all seem to be cut from the same … Mick, money hungry, arrogant, ignorant, decietful, devious and lie like $#!t! And then I look at the ALP voters I know … it’s the fkn SAME!

    Whatever happened to honesty, and truth and a fair go … treating other people nicely and arguing the point not the person … I don’t think we’ll ever find the plot again!

    Winter is coming!

  107. el gordo permalink
    October 6, 2012 5:26 pm

    For amusement.

  108. TB Queensland permalink
    October 6, 2012 6:23 pm

    http://www.news.com.au/national/margie-abbott-said-tony-does-not-have-a-problem-with-women/story-fndo4eg9-1226489192404

    I have never read such hypocritical and convoluted statements in my life … absobloodylutely astounding …

  109. TB Queensland permalink
    October 6, 2012 7:01 pm

    When we had REAL politik in Australia …

    And you wonder why some of us yearn for the past, scorn the present and fear for the future …

    My sunburnt country seems to have developed cancer of the parliament …

    Winter is coming!

  110. James of North Melbourne permalink
    October 6, 2012 7:10 pm

    TB seems you need new friends.

  111. Dessicated coconut permalink
    October 6, 2012 7:46 pm

    “Whatever happened to honesty, and truth and a fair go … treating other people nicely and arguing the point not the person”

    “And you wonder why some of us yearn for the past, scorn the present and fear for the future …”

    So Paul Keating exemplifies the kind of parliamentary behaviour current politicians should aspire to?! 😯

    Ooookayyy. 🙄

  112. First principles permalink
    October 6, 2012 7:56 pm

    “[F]rom its foundation the party has identified itself as anti-socialist. . .Strong opposition to socialism and communism in Australia and internationally was one of the foundation principles of the Liberal Party.”

  113. Middle Ages permalink
    October 6, 2012 8:10 pm

  114. el gordo permalink
    October 6, 2012 8:18 pm

    ‘TB seems you need new friends.’

    He does indeed and at his mature age, may I suggest being non-aligned is freedom.

  115. Injin Break permalink
    October 6, 2012 8:20 pm

  116. Dance number permalink
    October 6, 2012 8:46 pm

    Probably best not to play this at work (on account of it’s a bit explicit).

  117. October 7, 2012 8:19 am

    “may I suggest being non-aligned is freedom.”

    Like you would know…. 🙄

  118. el gordo permalink
    October 7, 2012 8:36 am

    ‘Like you would know….’

    If they want my vote, they’ll have to woo me…

  119. el gordo permalink
    October 7, 2012 10:08 am

    ‘The mutation resulted in sperm tails that were 17 per cent shorter than normal and a 50 per cent reduction in sperm production.

    ‘The most striking result was that all mice with the mutated gene were rendered infertile and their sperm incapable of swimming.

    ”They weren’t wriggling or going anywhere, they were just twitching,” Professor O’Bryan said.

    ”With this mutation, we get motors that don’t work properly. To be fertile, sperm need motility … or swimming ability.”

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/sperm-stunner-could-lead-to-male-pill-20121006-2761r.html#ixzz28Yyk3bNY

  120. TB Queensland permalink
    October 7, 2012 2:27 pm

    I know many Libs and they all seem to be cut from the same … Mick, money hungry, arrogant, ignorant, decietful, devious and lie like $#!t! And then I look at the ALP voters I know … it’s the fkn SAME!

    On reflection that statement isn’t quite correct and could be seen as sitting on the fence a bit as some “try” to do here …

    Redux …

    I know many Libs and they all seem to be cut from the same … Mick, money hungry, arrogant, ignorant, decietful, devious and lie like $#!t!

    There … that’s closer to the truth … 😉

  121. el gordo permalink
    October 7, 2012 3:18 pm

    ‘…and could be seen as sitting on the fence a bit as some “try” to do here …’

    I’m not a barracker, is that a crime?

  122. TB Queensland permalink
    October 7, 2012 3:43 pm

    I’m not a barracker, is that a crime?

    Gee, you popped up quick … methinks, thy doth protest too much, ser!

    Left, right, or middle, doth not maketh thee a “barracker” … but only they turn of phrase … 😎

  123. TB Queensland permalink
    October 7, 2012 5:32 pm

    Here ya go, smartarse ToSY …

    “And you wonder why some of us yearn for the past, scorn the present and fear for the future …”

    BRINGING your mobile phone to the table? You could be bringing a whole host of problems along with it.

    The sight of a mobile can damage personal relationships even if the phone isn’t actually being used, research has claimed.

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/restaurants-bars/a-mobile-at-the-dinner-table-will-turn-your-relationships-sour/story-fn93ypt9-1226490093420#ixzz28alHraJc

    We’ve stopped accepting dinner or lunch engagements from one couple …

  124. Meta permalink
    October 7, 2012 5:49 pm

    (“RIDLEY Scott knows how to screw with your head”, apparently.)

  125. Blowie permalink
    October 7, 2012 6:10 pm

    My father uses this term all the time:

    “I spit on metaphysics, sir.” 🙂

  126. el gordo permalink
    October 7, 2012 6:16 pm

    Hi Meta…I like the metaphysical.

    ‘Barrackers’ is only a turn of phrase and its not even a real word, like rustedons.

  127. October 8, 2012 2:32 am

    Got this via my inbox, thought of `you`Lot`

  128. October 8, 2012 2:39 am

    Oh Dunny .. You won`t Learn anything hanging out at christwire.
    It seems Reverend Clyde H. Higgins is quite the `Mitt` crack-pot.

  129. el gordo permalink
    October 8, 2012 8:01 am

    ‘JULIAN ASSANGE has hired lawyers to investigate suing the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, for defamation over a claim that WikiLeaks acted ”illegally” in leaking about 250,000 US diplomatic cables.’

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/assange-to-target-gillard-in-possible-defamation-case-20121007-2772w.html#ixzz28eJOpg4y

  130. el gordo permalink
    October 8, 2012 8:14 am

    ‘THE Australian Workers Union admitted it “didn’t want the carbon tax” in a letter sent to its members the day after the scheme started, despite publicly endorsing it as long as not one job was lost.

    ‘The letter reveals that the AWU leadership – which has been among Julia Gillard’s strongest backers – faced considerable unrest from its membership over the introduction of the carbon tax.’

    Sid Maher in the Oz

  131. TB Queensland permalink
    October 8, 2012 10:36 am

    Julian Assange really is a pain in the arse “look at me” …

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Here’s another wanker …

    ALAN Jones has used his breakfast show to hit back against claims he is a “bludger” who was given company car for free by a dealer who advertises on 2GB.
    Jones denied he had any personal connection with Mercedes-Benz.

    “I have had no contact whatsoever over the car that I drive … they can have the damn car back for all I care,” he said this morning.

    “They signed a contract with this radio station, which I had no relation to and I was not a witness to it.”

    1. Its FEEDBACK AJ, suck it up princess!

    2. “no contact … over the car” … does he expect people to believ that? Pure lies!

    3. “A contract … which I had no relation to ….” He’s a fkn Director of 2GB! If he didn’rt know about a multi million dollar contract he should resign! Pure lies!

    I love it when bully’s get caught out and can’t take it …

  132. TB Queensland permalink
    October 8, 2012 10:39 am

    THE Australian Workers Union admitted it “didn’t want the carbon tax” The Union or someone who thinks they speak for the union?

    BTW, did you know the Carbon Tax has been passed and enacted and been in operation since July … who woulda thunk … the skies still up there …

    Maher, shit stirring for shit stirring’s sake … and your just stirring the pot, egg (as Maher hoped you would) … move on …

  133. October 8, 2012 11:22 am

    You’re probably already aware, reportland, that christwire is the most hilarious parody site on the interwebz!

    Here’s another fine piece by Reverend Clyde H. Higgins.

    http://christwire.org/2012/09/dr-pepper-is-a-quack-endorses-evolution-theory/

    True hilarity to be found in the comments, where confusion reigns as the witless get trolled.

  134. TB Queensland permalink
    October 8, 2012 12:05 pm

    True hilarity to be found in the comments, where confusion reigns as the witless get trolled.

    Sounds like a sistersite to TDT …

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Renly is dead … Stannis seeks to take Storm’s End!

    Winter is Coming!

  135. October 8, 2012 4:52 pm

    ” True hilarity to be found in the comments, where confusion reigns as the witless get trolled. ”
    +
    Absolutely. The comments are hilarious.
    Reminds me of a certain `hover-craft` post. Just keeps giving.

  136. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 8, 2012 5:20 pm

    Thanks TB. Offliberty is sensational.

  137. TB Queensland permalink
    October 8, 2012 5:46 pm

    My pleasure, sp, enjoy … 🙂

    … you may have noticed … you can record vid too copies as an .flv file …

    Apparently there are similar programs but they limit you to 20 mins … I just did a background clip from Youtube … 90 mins worth … 😯

  138. October 8, 2012 5:57 pm

    “I love it when bully’s get caught out and can’t take it …”

    Me too …. I’ve been over at the Destroy the Joint Facebook page today fighting the good fight…

  139. Pay Load permalink
    October 8, 2012 8:14 pm

    ‘A commercial cargo ship rocketed into orbit Sunday in pursuit of the International Space Station, the first of a dozen supply runs under a mega-contract with NASA.

    ‘It was the second launch of a Dragon capsule to the orbiting lab by the California-based SpaceX company. The first was last spring.

    ‘This time was no test flight, however, and the spacecraft carried 1,000 pounds of key science experiments and other precious gear on this truly operational mission.’

  140. public toilet permalink
    October 8, 2012 9:21 pm

    I hope Hugo’s brother is governor of Florida…or he might be screwed.

  141. October 9, 2012 8:59 pm

    Hugo, Like Fidel, annoy`s the crap out of yank governments of both flavors. That`s okay by me.

  142. el gordo permalink
    October 10, 2012 7:26 am

    Apologies to kitty, this is on the wrong thread, but I know she’s as keen as mustard to slip on her roller skates and catch this lecture.

    Trenberth to speak at Uni of NSW on the importance of weather…this from a man who said its a travesty they couldn’t find the warming.

    http://www.climatescience.org.au/content/173-kevin-trenberth-public-lecture-extreme-weather-and-its-links-climate-change

  143. October 10, 2012 1:45 pm

    The overtly religious continue to scour the landscape cyberscape, searching for the most hard to find, ludicrous excuses to take offense.

    http://au.ign.com/articles/2012/10/08/modern-warfare-2-map-removed-following-controversy

  144. October 10, 2012 2:08 pm

    Apparently Kyle Sandilands is “a thickshake away from death.”

    Do you think he’d prefer chocolate or vanilla…?

    http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/entertainment/kyle-thickshake-away-from-diabetes/story-e6fredpu-1226492328052

  145. Tony permalink
    October 10, 2012 4:48 pm

    The most stable country in the history of mankind, and probably the most boring, by the way, is Switzerland. It’s not even a city-state environment; it’s a municipal state. Most decisions are made at the local level, which allows for distributed errors that don’t adversely affect the wider system. Meanwhile, people want a united Europe, more alignment, and look at the problems. The solution is right in the middle of Europe — Switzerland. It’s not united! It doesn’t have a Brussels! It doesn’t need one.”

  146. October 10, 2012 8:12 pm

    ” Apparently Kyle Sandilands is a thickshake away from death. ”
    .
    We should send in our `2-for-1` and `up-size` offers/coupons from Krusty-Burger next time round. We all want Kyle to feel satisfied.

  147. TB Queensland permalink
    October 11, 2012 10:17 am

    Back to the future …

    … JBP Era here we come …

    … white shoes, brown paper bags, multi portfolio ministers, developers tripping over themselves to cuddle up to Noddy Newman & Cronies … oh, and don’t forget the corrupt police commissioner coming to a suburb or town near you …

    … I really do need a shaking head smiley!

    QUEENSLAND’S corruption watchdog will be the subject of a wide-ranging review aimed at ensuring its exhaustive powers are not being abused.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/newman-puts-watchdog-on-notice/story-fndo4ckr-1226493196233

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