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Weekend Gab Fest: Strange but True!

September 25, 2020

Hello and good afternoon.

So how about we try something completely different. I’ve read a couple of bizarre stories this week, one of which I’ve forgotten before I’ve had the opportunity to share with youse, the other is this story about how this guy dropped dead from a liquorice overdose.

There are many ways to die, especially in Australia where we have more than our fair share of deadly creatures, but I think this has to be the first time I’ve heard of someone dying from liquorice. And what made this particular story all the more interesting is that he had recently made the switch from those raspberry twirl sticks to the black variety, and I thought “I used to eat those!” Which is perhaps a lesson to all of us that you shouldn’t change a routine.

So let’s see if you have any other ‘strange but true’ type stories from the last week or so, and more-so see if we can keep it politics free..!

57 Comments leave one →
  1. TB Queensland permalink
    September 25, 2020 6:18 pm

    … so see if we can keep it politics free..!

    Are you giving away a prize? (again!) A C&W vinyl album – mayhaps?

    (I never got mine BTW … nor did I receive my promised payment for TWO articles from Tangalooma’s Heli Pad on Moreton Island – you thought I’d forgotten, hey?)

  2. ivi permalink
    September 26, 2020 5:35 am

    (….I’ve read a couple of bizarre stories this week, one of which I’ve forgotten before I’ve had the opportunity to share with youse….

    Good.)

  3. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 26, 2020 11:33 am

    Have i mentioned that I’m not fond of sharks?

  4. torletcnut permalink
    September 30, 2020 4:42 pm

    “Have i mentioned that I’m not fond of sharks?”

    Yes, I believe that you have; once or twice.

  5. Tony permalink
    September 30, 2020 5:05 pm

    Yes, I believe that you have; once or twice.

    Lol. Good to see you.

  6. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 30, 2020 5:12 pm

    Welcome back HD!! Sensational to hear from you!

  7. September 30, 2020 5:24 pm

    What a time to [still] be alive…

  8. September 30, 2020 5:44 pm

    A bad year globally, can be seriously turned around, if Portscum go out in straight sets.

  9. Tony permalink
    September 30, 2020 5:54 pm

    if Portscum go out in straight sets

    And the Tigers win, again.

  10. September 30, 2020 6:07 pm

    I am comfortable with that outcome.

    Brisbane or Richmond would be satisfying.

  11. September 30, 2020 6:21 pm

    Tolietboss….!! Welcome back..

  12. September 30, 2020 6:42 pm

    I see that pedo cunt Pell has fucked off back to Rome to kiss the pope’s ring, something he’s well qualified to do. Hopefully he dies a lonely, miserable death in the not too distant future.

  13. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 30, 2020 7:18 pm

    I think Port will go out in straight sets. The 7th placed bulldogs are my tip. They have players with mullets and therefore look like a 1980s Hawthorn team.

  14. Tony permalink
    October 1, 2020 8:07 am

    Gutter Trash office meeting:

  15. Tom R permalink
    October 1, 2020 8:30 am

    Welcome back toiletwithlotsofwordsafterit hope you are doing well.

    Who am I kidding, with the toilet paper shortage we all suffered through, you’ll be raking it in now 😉

    As for the footy. Is that still a thing? I stopped watching it years ago. And, with yomms link about the crows, probably a good ting.

    Mind you, the players were just as big a fuckwits back when I watched it.

  16. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 1, 2020 9:13 am

    Great twitter feed.

  17. Tom R permalink
    October 1, 2020 9:38 am

    A No Bull Savage 🙂

  18. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 1, 2020 10:54 am

    Amazing to think that in the middle of an ice age people were doing ceramic art.

  19. Tom R permalink
    October 1, 2020 11:02 am

    Maybe it’s not a rhino, but the worlds first ice axe?

  20. October 1, 2020 3:36 pm

    For splats…

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  21. Tom R permalink
    October 1, 2020 3:54 pm

    or give them to you if not done correctly!

  22. October 1, 2020 4:16 pm

    speaking from experience Tom….?

  23. October 1, 2020 4:55 pm

    “Who am I kidding, with the toilet paper shortage we all suffered through, you’ll be raking it in now ”

    The business is having a fucking purple patch, but the division of spoils hasn’t changed. Having said that, I appreciate that I have a stable, relatively secure, well paying job in an era when legions don’t.

    The attention on the industry, particularly earlier this year has been comical. We’ve had TV stations outside of the facility interviewing us as we arrive/leave…writing bilge about ‘aussie (wank wank) heroes.
    The public line from the company about ‘ramping up production to 24hrs a day’, as if they’re taking on the burden of the greater good and public service suddenly, is doubly absurd, considering it’s been a 24/7 364 operation for decades.
    The day that statement was publicly made, the assets were actually shut for maintenance for several days.

    Thanks for the kind greetings from all above.

    Victorians, stay in Victoria, haha.

  24. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 1, 2020 6:15 pm

    A rectal massage can cure a bad case of the hiccups.

    Interesting news, reb! I find a sherry enema helps with most ailments although they can be overdone.

  25. October 1, 2020 6:19 pm

    Best gravatar on the internet.

    Still.

  26. Neil of Sydney permalink
    October 1, 2020 6:52 pm

    Apparently we still make toilet paper in Australia. A little strange since we do not make much stuff here anymore. But apparently we make TP here because since it is so bulky it is very expensive to ship. So local makers have a competitive advantage.

    I must admit is was a little strange when i walked into the kitchen section of KMart a few weeks ago and most of the shelves were empty because the shipments from China had not arrived.

  27. October 1, 2020 7:07 pm

    “But apparently we make TP here because since it is so bulky it is very expensive to ship. So local makers have a competitive advantage.”

    OK.

    So, I work for the single large manufacturer of toilet paper (and tissues, and paper towel) in Australia that isn’t predominantly Chinese owned (there are three, including my employer). Fact.

    What you say about the logistics of shipping tp is true. When you think about it, packs on the shelf are bulky, but light, with the core in the middle being just air. Wasted space, not easily compressible, unlike nappies. Not viable to containerise, currently.
    Also, the other companies import ‘hard rolls’ and convert them. My company manufactures them on site.

    I don’t get the panic buying though.
    I’ve been expecting a drop off in sales.
    At the end of the day, people aren’t going to use more paper to clean their ring gear, just because there’s a pandemic (which isn’t dysentery).
    Logic would suggest that buy more means hold more, but use same, therefore a lull in buying should occur until actual demand resumes.
    This hasn’t been the case.

  28. Tony permalink
    October 1, 2020 7:10 pm

    Geelong’s about to give Pordadalade a touch up.

  29. October 1, 2020 7:23 pm

    My fervent wish!

    Put the seeds of further failure in their minds.

    The choke is on! (hopefully)

  30. October 1, 2020 7:58 pm

    A sherry enema. It really is remarkable, the things you learn about on the interwebs these days.

  31. Neil of Sydney permalink
    October 1, 2020 8:07 pm

    What you say about the logistics of shipping tp is true.

    OK i get some things right from time to time. But the current pandemic shows that we do not make many things here anymore. It is not good from a security point of view

  32. October 1, 2020 8:09 pm

    In case anyone else also wanted to know more (even if you’re not prepared to admit it)…

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/qbwndw/things-i-learned-from-butt-chugging

  33. October 2, 2020 8:05 am

    I think “Life Coach” has to be right up there with “HR Manager” as one of the most fucking useless occupations there is.

    I just read this quote from one on LinkedIn:

    The measure of your influence as a coach is dependent on your ability to ask powerful questions at the right time.

    Stop leading with what you should do
    and begin asking, what would you do…

    Oh, do get fucked.

  34. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 2, 2020 8:16 am

    Reb that was a fantastic article – incredibly informative and extremely well written! At the risk of being accused of “anal-centric tittering”, I must say that is the funniest thing I’ve read in a very long time.

    And TBoss it’s very good to see you back!

  35. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 2, 2020 8:20 am

    “Best gravatar on the internet.”

    Thank you. That is a considerable compliment coming from someone in your line of work!

  36. Tom R permalink
    October 2, 2020 8:55 am

    speaking from experience Tom….?

    No, but just the thought of it had me going

    Oh, do get fucked.

    Hoe people make money getting others to tell them what to tell them to do is beyond me. But hey, if you can get away with it .. ?

    That is a considerable compliment coming from someone in your line of work!

    High praise indeed

  37. October 2, 2020 9:31 pm

    “That is a considerable compliment coming from someone in your line of work!”

    I am, by definition, a true aussie hero. It was on the internet.

    Also, the cleanliness ripples will scourge the defecation from your crenellations! (this is why I am not a marketer)

  38. October 3, 2020 12:10 am

    And at best I’ve been…

    But what about El T.

  39. October 3, 2020 12:48 pm

    And just when you were thinking things couldn’t get any weirder, here’s a picture of Pope Francis snorting amyl nitrate outside the Vatican… https://tinyurl.com/y2r2qjdf

  40. October 3, 2020 12:50 pm
  41. October 3, 2020 11:03 pm

    I don’t wanna make trouble, but I bet my atheist ass that Pell peddled the amyls?

    Sorry, I meant ‘scares the corrupt priests’.

    I’m sure relaxing muscles is something in line with Jesus’ teachings. Can ride a donkey more comfortably for longer, etc.

  42. Tony permalink
    October 4, 2020 5:12 pm

  43. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 4, 2020 5:30 pm

    The police are wise to target pregnant women
    Men can be far more difficult to bully

  44. TB Queensland permalink
    October 4, 2020 7:35 pm

    And TBoss it’s very good to see you back!

    Thanks, splatter* … chuckle … be careful what you wish for … I keep hoping Kittylitter will pop in …

    *sarc – (I know you’ll get it, sb)

  45. TB Queensland permalink
    October 4, 2020 7:39 pm

    The police are wise to target pregnant women
    Men can be far more difficult to bully

    Write to — “ToM’s Personal Advice” — with your emotional problems for a prompt reply …

  46. TB Queensland permalink
    October 4, 2020 7:39 pm

    I don’t wanna make trouble

    ROFL!

  47. October 8, 2020 9:19 pm

    *ring ring…..ring ring*

    ‘Hello.’

    ‘Oh, hello is this reb of Melbourne?’

    ‘Yes it is.’

    ‘Oh, hi Mr of Melbourne, it’s Sophie here from XYZ recruitment. I found your details on LinkedIn. the reason for my call, is that we currently have a position available at ABC company that I think your skills and background would be ideally suited for. Would you be interested in discussing this opportunity in further detail?’

    ‘Oh, ok, sure why not.’

    ‘Great, ok first up, can you tell me why you’re interested in applying for this position?’

  48. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 9, 2020 8:43 am

    Most annoying interview question: “Why [insert name of organisation]?”

    HR are the lowest form of human life. At my last place of employment the most dysfunctional team was HR.

  49. October 9, 2020 9:46 am

    “HR are the lowest form of human life.”

    Scum to be sure.

  50. October 9, 2020 8:17 pm

    The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the UN’s World Food Programme “for its efforts to combat hunger”.

    Wait til ToSY finds out….

    He’s gonna be gutted Greta Thunberg didn’t get it.

  51. Tony permalink
    October 9, 2020 9:44 pm

    I’m devastated.

  52. October 11, 2020 1:21 pm

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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