1934 wins

Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 04:29 pm

Spent the afternoon talking cars with the guys at Chicago’s Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle. One of the shop’s projects, a chopped 1934 Plymouth powered by a sweet 354 Hemi, looked particularly warm. Appropriate, that, since 1934 has just replaced 1998 as the hottest year on record:

NASA has now silently released corrected figures, and the changes are truly astounding. The warmest year on record is now 1934. 1998 (long trumpeted by the media as record-breaking) moves to second place. 1921 takes third. In fact, 5 of the 10 warmest years on record now all occur before World War II.  Anthony Watts has put the new data in chart form, along with a more detailed summary of the events.

Further blogger reaction here; also, don’t miss Hot Air’s take. Meanwhile, those mispredicting muppets at Britain’s Met office are at it again:

A study forecasts that global warming will set in with a vengeance after 2009.

In April, the same mob claimed there were “no indications of an increased risk of a particularly dry or particularly wet summer.” Result: Britain’s wettest summer since 1766. I blame hot rodders.

(Via Alan R.M. Jones and Debi)

Posted by Tim B. on 08/09/2007 at 10:12 PM
    1. Blair, if you keep up this insane level of posting we’re going to run out of comments.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 09 at 11:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. A study forecasts that global warming will set in with a vengeance after 2009.

      Brace yourself. The summer of 3076 is going to be a doozy.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 09 at 11:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. Just face it, we live in an age of where self-flagelation and sack-cloth wearing is in vogue. On British TV today there was a similar report chiding us about the need to change our ways. Allo’ I thought, more enviro scolding, but no, it was about cancer and our modern lifestyles.

      My point is that I just wish that people would enjoy life instead of the endless maudlin moaning and scolding that is going on at present.

      Posted by Nic on 2007 08 09 at 11:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. Some boss wheels at that first link. I particularly like the 1950 Hudson Super Hornet.

      And Tim, Infidel Tiger makes an important(ironic) point. Without good red meat, we start feeding on each other, like a terrarium overpopulated with hamsters.

      Posted by paco on 2007 08 09 at 11:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. God, I remember that summer of 1934. It was hot! Or I would have remembered it as hot if I had been alive back then.

      Posted by GPE on 2007 08 09 at 11:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. The summer of ‘34. My Granpappy tells me that was the summer the egg fryin’ on the pavement craze really hit its straps.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 09 at 11:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. Had the pleasure of a ride in a ‘39 Plymouth (last of the split rear window?)

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 09 at 11:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. They’ll link climate change to anything these days.

      Posted by Dminor on 2007 08 09 at 11:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. #6
      … Granpappy … egg …. fryin’ … craze … straps …
      Hmmm …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 10 at 12:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. When at last the “science” behind this is shown to be at best arguable at worst a shonk, then we will move into the realm of the “precautionary principle”, which sorta goes like this:

      “lack of scientific certainty is no excuse for not stopping to do stuff, just in case bad stuff might happen”

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 08 10 at 12:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. The Bulletin. This week.

      Science section.

      GLOBAL WARMING IS A HOAX*

      *or so claim well-funded naysayers who still reject the overwhelming evidence of climae change. Inside the denial machine. By Sharon Begley.

      “THE TRUTH ABOUT DENIAL”

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 12:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. #11

      who stole my ‘t’?

      climate

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 12:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. In fact, 5 of the 10 warmest years on record now all occur before World War II.

      I could have told them that. I’ve been charting the record high and record lows temperatures for my area every day from the Weather Channel for the past two months. There’s a distinct pattern which shows the record colds clustered between approximately 1943 and 1980, bookended by roughly equal numbers of record highs pre-43 and post-80. And the pattern is consistent with predictions of reduced solar output beginning in ten years or so. Break out the blankets, kids, it’s gonna be chilly for a while*.

      *I blame global warming.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 08 10 at 12:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. I read about NASA having to adjust their temperature data over at Hot Air…..it is a seriously big hole in the arguments of the global warming/climate change/Goracle™ acolytes.

      It’s not conclusive, of course, but it should put to rest that assinine “the debate is over” assertion from the envirotards.

      Of course, the operative word is “should”; The Goreacle™ is making way too much money to rationally debate this topic.  He’ll milk the marks for all they’re worth, and then retreat to his estate to dine on fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches for the rest of his life.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 08 10 at 12:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. Looks like NASA is just another shill for the oil companies…

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 08 10 at 01:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. What’s Big Oil paying NASA?

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 01:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. NASA: ‘Okay, Houston, we’ve had a problem here.’
      BIG OIL: ‘This is Houston. Say again please.’
      NASA: ‘Houston, we’ve had a problem. The cheque you bastards sent us has bounced. Wire the money now or we blow the whole swindle wide open.’

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 10 at 01:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. That’s why King Kong climbed all the way up there, he was trying to catch a cool breeze.

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 2007 08 10 at 01:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. OK, broke down, gonna give this heah blog thing a shot…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 08 10 at 01:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. I have been doing some climate research of my own.

      My research suggests that througout all of recorded history it has been hotter in Austrlaia in December than in July

      I blame God

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 01:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. Australia even

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 01:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. #19
      1st pic: nimble ol’ Corsair A-7, carrier-based bomber …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 10 at 01:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. NASA has now silently released corrected figures, and the changes are truly astounding. The warmest year on record is now 1934. 1998 (long trumpeted by the media as record-breaking) moves to second place. 1921 takes third.

      So does that mean global warming has already happened? What’s the past tense of Global Warming Theory? Globe Warmed Theory?

      We must take post-emptive action to stop this dreadful climatic change from already happening!

      Posted by TimT on 2007 08 10 at 01:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. Does anyone else think the NASA thing sounds a little like a Dan Brown novel?

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 01:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. Years that were previously colder are now hotter? Wronwright is diabolical.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 10 at 01:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. #23
      The ‘bergs & glaciers muz be confused, too …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 10 at 01:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. This actually supports the theory presented in that doco The Great Global Warming Swindle doesn’t it?

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 01:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. Friday arvo jukebox

      A message from the doctor

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 08 10 at 02:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. #27

      might do

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 02:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. Reel him in

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 08 10 at 02:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. Unfortunately, Glenn Reynolds linked to Steve McIntyre’s blog (climateaudit.org) – the guy who discovered and reported this mistake – and that site has been down for hours. Got the “Instalanch” treatment I suppose. Pity, it’s an interesting site.

      Posted by Nicholas on 2007 08 10 at 02:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. The 1930s (with it’s crazy hot/dry/wet/cold swings) were an anomoly.

      This was the pre-Haliburton era after all.

      Besides, we can’t retroactively tax prosperity, so why discuss?

      This is Bush’s Drought people!

      Open your eyes and then open your wallets.

      We’re from the government, and we’re here to help.

      Posted by Thomas on 2007 08 10 at 02:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. Thank you colonel for your lovely post.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 10 at 02:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. lol I was wondering what happened to poor climate audit!

      btw1 those yearly figures are USA only, not the global ones, and the impact on global figures is said to be 1 – 1.5% change.  It still leaves 1998 as globally the hottest on record – if we trust those records …

      btw2 – the recently reviewed and corrected ocean level records reveals NO increase due to GAIA – bolt has more – sigh …

      Posted by peter m on 2007 08 10 at 02:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. If we stopped spending all this money on global warming theory and started spending it on medical research into things like avian influenza and other super bugs we might actually have a chance at a decent future for our kids

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 02:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. So, does this mean they’ll only want to exterminate 75% of the human population?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 02:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. I was given some information the other day that says basically that the Australian government expects that when avian influenza gets here it will kill around 35000 people before it is contained

      Pretty scary when you think about it

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 02:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Killaette:

      The really scary part is that they’ll consider themselves behind on quota if the bird flu never shows up.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 02:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. #38, me:

      That bit of snark was aimed at the leftards that are starting to join up with the Kill Them Allists in the radical envirowacknut movements.

      NOT at the actual government of Australia.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 02:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. Unfortunaely you’re right – they still havent confirmed a human to human contamination yet and they are still predicting this.  I want to know what they are doing about it.

      I am in a position where I know a fair bit and believe me its not enough

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 02:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. I propose putting all the people from third world countries who die of preventable diseases into sandbags that can be placed strategically around the coastline of rich countries like ours. It’s the least they could do.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 08 10 at 02:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. Are you guys up for a laugh?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 02:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. Good afternoon Ash_ I am always up for a laugh

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 02:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. We might want a good sized conventional war or few to balance out the AlGorbal Warmening.

      Iirc, Napoleon got hit by the coldest winter on record in Russia. Central Europe had the coldest winter on record during the Ardennes Offensive. And north east Asia had the coldest winter on record during the US retreat from Yalu in Korea.

      Coldest winters seem to prefer a war time environment.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 02:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. Afternoon Margos and Ashy

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 10 at 02:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Good day to you 1.6.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 08 10 at 02:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. #41 – Most of them just sit around with little or nothing to do anyway. Might as well act as levies while we plan our next global concert to combat unliked weather patterns.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 10 at 02:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. OMG can you believe it? Shock horror! apparently the best way to prevent yourself from getting the flu is to follow basic hygene guidelines and wash your damn hands with soap. Will wonders never cease?

      Thank God for Channel 7’s 4:30 news

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 02:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. Good afternoon Killaette. You’ll like this.

      I arrived at the hotel, and as we were checking in, the poor, innocent chick behind the counter said, completely straightfaced:

      “We’d appreciate it if you could keep showers to a minimum, because due to global warming Queensland is running out of water.”

      I wasn’t sure whether it would be appropriate to mock and ridicule her to her face or behind her back later.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 02:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. #4
      It still leaves 1998 as globally the hottest on record … for the mo’

      ‘1934 global mean surface air temp.’, yeah right …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 10 at 02:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. Dear Tim Blair,

      I hope you’re having a great time in America. I’m sure comment 14 will come true for you in America. Who can resist car show hey?

      So, it is with great sadness, just to let you down gently, that we can never meet and be lovers.

      I’m sorry to tell you the bad news, but it’s easier since you’re in America. You are no longer the love of my life.

      Don’t worry, you have lots of talented people in here who love you. I hope you find lots of it everywhere. I still love you but it’s best that it’s never to be. The Junction may be small, but I won’t say a thing if you pass me on the street. This will make Monica Attard happy I’m sure. Margo K will love the news, and even the Taxi cab blog will probably like hearing the news. The number plate might be

      1618dumpsTimTam

      Best Wishes,

      1.618

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 10 at 02:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. You’re kidding – that is terrible I do appologise queenslanders arnt all like that I promise lol – I hope youre not staying at the Sofitel in Brisbane with the naughty footballers!

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 02:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. #50
      #4 = #34

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 10 at 02:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. #41, 47:

      I offer this suggestion:

      Form a NGO funded by a global tax.

      The purpose will be to hire entire populations in lesser functioning economies to act as water transmitters.

      The people employed by this NGO will drink water from places where water is over abundant, and then travel to areas where water is not in abundance and take a piss.

      Kind of a human bucket brigade thing.

      Just think of the benefits for such places as the Sahara, Gobi and Mojave deserts!

      All that walking from wet areas to dry is also a health benefit for those employed. We could probably count that as part of the pay.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 02:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well, Killaette, it did explain the strange smell I encountered when we first walked in.

      There are naughty footballers in Brisbane and no one told me?!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 02:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. #51 About time 1.6. You know he’ll come crawling back, but just ignore him.

      Hey, does this mean there is a new love interest?

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 08 10 at 02:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. Margos, there are men who’d like to date me.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 10 at 02:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. #54 I think youre on to something but I dont think that we need to use people from less developed economies.  I would say we should use obese people who are apparently contributing to Global warming when they die.  That way we are not only doing something to help these people who are having trouble with their weight we are also doing something to combat global warming.

      See killing 2 birds with 1 stone

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 02:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. If he comes crawling back 1.6, be firm. As my Dad would often say to me “Your mother and I rue the day we picked you up from the orphanage”. Wait, what he would actually say was “It’s like a dog returning to its vomit, son. Have some respect.” Truly words to live and love by.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 10 at 02:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. does anyone have the number for PACO Intelectual Property Co? ……

      Ill split the proceeds with you 50/50 Grimmy

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 02:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. Killaette:

      I wonder if we could get it made into the required matriculation programs for our state run universities?

      Saving the environment. Greening the deserts. Healthy life style change. Lemming like behavior. Unquestioned acceptance of idiotic behavior.

      Seems to have everything it needs to become all the rage among our educated classes.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 02:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m no real use here at all. You guys are really clever.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 10 at 02:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. You are way too good for that four-eyed ne’er-do-well, 1.6 and you know it.

      Just make sure Bolta’s tie is straight before he goes on the Insiders.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 08 10 at 02:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. #61, Killaette:

      Ok, we’ll play to our strengths in organization. You do all the work. I’ll jet around, be self important and make grand and nonsensical speeches.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 02:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. margos, my addee is

      1618@safe-mail.net

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 10 at 02:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. #62 – You guys are really clever.

      You must have one of those top of the line net filters, cause none of it’s coming through to my screen.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 10 at 02:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. #64 Do you have any vacancies?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 02:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. Oh let me tell you a story it was sooo funny.

      I went to uni the other day (for those who dont know I decided to go back and do my masters – I maintain study is like child birth you forget how traumatic it is so youll go back and do it again) and there was all this junk in the garden like an old tv with no glass in it and an iron and ironing board and some old tarps and stuff.

      I was ropeable and I went to the office to complain that the university obviously hadnt done anything about the mess that had been left in the garden.

      Well wasnt I shocked when I was berated by this woman for insinuating that the art departments latest exhibition was a mess

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 02:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. 66 I don’t understand, what do you mean by filter?

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 10 at 02:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. #67 so not only do you want to screw my new husband after he gets rich and we get married… you also want me to employ you?
      OK you can be the woman who is always around when the camera is there but no one ever really knows what she does.

      #64 Sounds like a plan to me

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 02:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. #69, 1.618:

      I think you’re confusing windy with clever, at least if you’re aiming anywhere near me with the nice comment.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 03:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. #68 LMFAO!!!

      Bolta said it well: “all modern art comes with instructions”.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 03:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. #30
      Thought you meant The Reels (outta Dubbo) … think they’re making a comeback?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 10 at 03:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. #70 Sweet! A whole job that involves doing nothing but loitering! Usually I get arrested for that!

      I’ll keep your husband busy while you raid his wallet. It works for me.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 03:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. ty Grimmy

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 10 at 03:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. #69 – Just joshing around, 1.6. If you’re feeling blue maybe you could treat yourself to a Toblerone and cheeky glass of wine. Failing that a spiffy pair of new heels always seems to put a rosy hue on the cheeks of fair maidens.

      Remember there’s plenty of fish in the sea and as long as Al Gore doesn’t take a shine to you, you’ll be right.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 10 at 03:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. Does anyone else find it facinating that Bolta started his little column in 1998 the same year that was until recently the record breaking hottest year in recorded history

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 03:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. #62 1.6
      No worries … bullshit baffles brains

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 10 at 03:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. All you furrin devils look the same to me. Is Bolta a good guy or a bad guy?

      I hate to wander around blind to folks blogs and forums. No telling what kind of icky cooties can be picked up off of some of those innernet cookie things.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 03:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. I just did a little art painting at Bolta’s.

      No, it’s Okies. Ty I love tim tams now and then, but I’ve played golf today and really enjoyed my day.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 10 at 03:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. egg_

      We must cultivate frictionless partnerships to orchestrate interactive convergence and repurpose world-class responsibilities.

      Don’t you think?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 03:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. #79 – He’s one of us Grimmy. ALthough he has much higher standards. I have to post there under a different name because of the associated shame my Blair nom de plume carries with it.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 10 at 03:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. 1.6, I have experience in this breaking up business, and there are three things you need:

      1. Chocolate. Chocolate always loves you.

      2. Orange juice. It tastes good, and I can share a toast with you then, and most importantly:

      3. Some new clothes. Preferably paid for using his credit card. This also comes under the heading “Revenge” in the Women’s Manual.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 03:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. #82, IT:

      I use the same name everywhere. I’d get confused, otherwise. I guess I’ll just have to avoid that place.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 03:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. xxxxxxxxx ashy

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 10 at 03:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. Bye lovelies.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 10 at 03:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. #84 It can be fun at Bolta’s. Some of the posters there are just unbelievable. I’m sure some are parodying themselves.

      #85 Now, when I say “some” new clothes, I mean an entire new wardrobe. And one for your best five friends too.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 03:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. #81 Grimmy
      Agreed.
      Also, to facilitate seamless vortals we must orchestrate intuitive convergence and implement matix web-readiness.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 10 at 03:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. #88, egg_:

      But would that unleash functional communities to synthesize seamless solutions and productize competent infrastructures?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 03:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. From the ABC (at it again) link:

      …researchers at Britain’s Met Office, which deals with meteorology,…

      Who woulda thunk it?

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 08 10 at 03:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. There’s a ‘27 Roadster in the photo gallery at Hotrod Chassis &Cycle; that I would sell my soul to own.

      Anyone got Satan’s email addy?

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2007 08 10 at 03:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. speaking systematically from a diabolical point of veiw i find you fundamental faculties insufficiently sophisticated do you insinuate that we should tolerate bombastic insolence such as yours?

      Sorry just thought we were playing that game where you use as many big words in a sentence as you can

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 03:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. #58

      I’m not obese, I’m NOT obese.

      I’ve lost weight!

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 03:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. theman@666.com

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 03:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. Kae Im not obese either Ive lost weight but I did buy ice cream for dinner is that a crime????

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 03:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. #92, Killaette:

      I think we were/are but I’ve been cheating. That’s a link that egg_ posted earlier.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 03:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. A complete list of things caused by global warming.

      Posted by burrah on 2007 08 10 at 03:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. #93

      Oh, phew, I’m safe, I’m not dead. Carry on.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 03:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ahhh so if you cheated does that mean that I win?

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 03:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. #91, Pedro:

      If the addy supplied by Killaette doesn’t work, I’d suggest browsing through Daily KOS, The DU and/or the DNC homepage.

      You’re sure to find it listed on one of those.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 03:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. #97 isnt an increase in productive land a good thing?  Surely GW can’t be responsible for anything of value to the human race

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 03:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. I wonder how many devotees GW has picked up because of the similarity and ease of association with the object of their irrational hatred, GWB?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 03:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hey how is this for a job Im going to go and update my resume

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 04:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. Seti are lowland abominable snowmen, right?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 04:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. I wouldnt mind raising money for what seems to be futile studies of the universe and universe traversing mechanics.

      Good stuff.  Who says the American dream is dead

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 04:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. Weren’t SETI responsible for the failed x-33 and x-34 space planes that cost like a billion dollars

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 04:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. #105 Sounds almost as good as my loitering job.

      Say, you don’t know anyone who can bail me out, do you?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 04:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. Where are you

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 04:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. Killa:

      I think it was the realization that there’s no oil nor 3rd world minorities to exploit in space that killed the X-planes.

      I do seem to recall some folk trying to organize a rally of the project around the belief that there may be space spice to be found on asteroid islands but that didn’t seem to go anywhere.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 04:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. or where will you be – lol

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 04:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ahh see now thats believable Grimmy

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 04:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. #110 LOL. Where’s the nearest police station to Brissy CBD? I’ll be in one of their fine cells.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 04:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. What’s a Brissy CBD? And why you celling yourself to them?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 04:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well if you get locked up in Roma street the cells are all made of perspecs not a bad place to be locked up try and avoid Adelaide Street the cells there suck

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 04:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ash_ just make sure if they come at you with their new tasars stick your belly out at them cause they’re not allowed to taser pregnant women – people with pace makers yes but not if your up the duff

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 04:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. #114 I’ll keep that in mind when I go loitering later.

      #115 I’m duffed up real good, but Homer Simpson gets all the fun of being Duffed.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 04:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. will you be loitering alone or with friends?

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 04:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. I find it’s more fun to loiter with friends.

      The friends are involved later, to bail me out.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 04:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. without*

      Keyboard hates me.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 04:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. right so if i drive around the city looking for a pregnant italian woman loitering on street corners I should find you – lol

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 04:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. kinky

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 04:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. #91 Pedro, if you like 1920s roadsters, have a look at this 1925 Nash Ajax (light six).
      When I arrived on the planet in hot 1934, my dad had one of these and it remained the family car until the 1960s.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 08 10 at 04:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. Yeah, that would do it.

      Particularly look around jewellery stores.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 04:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. 1.6

      Do my eyes deceive me? Is it true, you are dumping Tim? What happened. Is it that cad Bolt?

      Posted by Nic on 2007 08 10 at 04:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. hrmmmmmmmm Diamonds International here I come

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 04:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. # 91, re Satan,

      Remember how the Flight 93 memorial looked like an Islamic crescent?  Well, apparently it’s been redesigned to be even more Islamic.

      See here.

      From the “very detailed post here” link at bottom:
      ”[T]he separate upper section of Memorial Wall, inscribed with the 9/11 date, centered exactly on the bisector of the giant crescent, … [puts] the date exactly in the position of the star on an Islamic crescent and star flag … [T]he 44 memorial glass blocks emplaced along the flight path, equaling the number of passengers, crew, and terrorists”

      via http://dissectleft.blogspot.com ]Dissecting Leftism[/url]

      Posted by Janice on 2007 08 10 at 04:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. #125 Yeah, that definitely sounds like my kind of place.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 04:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. Read this reverse racist crap.

      Direct your complaint to Tom O’Regan who is the Head Of School, it’s a start.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 04:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. #128 It’s not all like that at the Uni of QLD is it?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 05:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. #128, Kae,

      Mr Logic ROCKS!!

      He’s the best thing on Bolt’s blog.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 10 at 05:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. I am a very tollerant person and I consider myself to be accepting of all races and cultures, however having been back at uni for the past 2 years I can honestly say that the way they treat domestic students compared to international students has made me far less tollerant of other races and cultures.

      It is very sad but im not the only domestic student who feels like this.

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 05:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. #130 He got a little odd a while back when he said people with lower than average IQs shouldn’t be able to post, but he is pretty good.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 05:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. I dont read any other blogs unless one of you lot link to them specifically

      I dont want to be a blog whore

      Not that im saying any of you are …….

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 05:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. #131 Definitely not.

      Subsidies. That’s what it comes down to.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 05:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. As 1.618 disappears into the sunset…
      I return to my erotic fantasies of Andrea.

      Oh mistress, your thighboots are dirty! Have you been out trampling trolls again?

      Shall I kiss them clean, beloved Adminatrix?
      You know I exist only to serve…

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 10 at 05:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. The skin needed for elbow transplants must be taken from the scrotum of a cadaver – Can you believe that?

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 05:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. OMG Swinish I thought we were getting hitched – I dont mind you having a mistress or 2 but at least wait till after we are married – lol

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 05:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. Swinish! I thought I was your only Mistress?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 05:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. Don’t worry ladies, there’s plenty to go around.
      ‘No larger than a crayon’ – pardon me, but I’m still laughing over that one.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 10 at 05:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. The increased electricity used by modern appliances is causing a shift in the Earth’s magnetic field. By the year 2327, the North Pole will be located in mid-Kansas, while the South Pole will be just off the coast of East Africa

      Im begining to think that maybe not everything on this siteis really factual

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 05:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. Did you mean a fresh crayon, Ash, or a well-used one?

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 10 at 05:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. I meant a fresh one Swinish.

      I was scared!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 05:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. Killa – I saw a blog entry a couple of days ago (not here) where the chap was worried sick. Some TV program had told him the world was going to end in five years and he was wondering, what’s the point of it all?

      I replied:

      The world actually ended on May 29 1756.
      This is a little-known fact.

      PS: It happened just after lunch.

      I must see if I can find that blog again, check for his reaction.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 10 at 05:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. apparently in India it is cheaper to have sex with a pro than buy a condom – I would have thought you would have still needed the condom but i guess not….

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 05:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. 142 – Google John Holmes, the man who made crayons resemble toothpicks!

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 10 at 05:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. #143 Swinish you are a regular stirer arnt you

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 05:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. #145 Which one?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 05:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. #140

      Naaaah! Ya reckon?

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 05:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. #139
      I thought they were measuring sticks.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 05:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. Which one? The first one, of course!

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 05:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. 147 – come on now, girl. Right at the top of the list:

      John Holmes (actor) (1944–1988), pornographic film star.

      The Melbourne Truth headed his obituary THE MAN WHO WAS BORN TO PORN.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 10 at 05:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. A quarter of the world’s plants are threatened with extinction by the year 2010

      I wanna know who is threatening them ??????

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 05:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. crap
      my link didn’t work

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 05:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. #152

      Flannery.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 05:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. One of the rare occasions when the label matched the product.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 10 at 05:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. “its exact dimensions are, however, unknown.”

      But I know what I’ll dream about in future.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 05:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. Have you finished laughing at my naive, innocent thoughts yet Swinish?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 06:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. Somewhere in the flicker of a badly tuned TV set is the background radiation from the Big Bang

      Now its getting really silly as if

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 06:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. Everyone knows that God blinked and we were all here as we are today

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 06:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. #158 I’ve heard that a few times Killaette. There may actually be something in that one.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 06:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. pfffffffffft apparently babies dont have knee caps either they dont get them till theyre between 2-6

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 06:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. #161 You know I’m going to double check that one, don’t you?!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 06:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hee hee hee, ha hahaha, ho ho…

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 10 at 06:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. oh its funny –  realistically we should be out on the town picking up men – well at least i should

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 06:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. (In the dead of the night, wronwright looks outside the Tardis, first to the left, then to the right, making sure all neocons are in bed.  He then, ever so quietly, resets the chronitron display, replacing 1939 with 1955, a nice safe Eisenhower year)

      Posted by wronwright on 2007 08 10 at 06:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. The world’s gonna end in 2012. The Mayans said so. That’s why they all got into their trans-dimensional ships and blinked out into a reality where they had space ships, so that they could flee the doomed earth.

      Dont ask me why they built dimensional shifting ships to get to a reality where they’d built space ships, I have no clue. But I do suspect union labor issues as a root cause.

      Anyhoo, I’m gonna take out a long term big dollar loan on my house with a variable interest rate. Since I have no plans to pay it off, I really don’t care if the rate stays as low as it is currently.

      Or, anyway, I would take out such a loan if I had a house… and the kind of credit where folk will even offer a loan.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 06:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. A study forecasts that global warming will set in with a vengeance after 2009.

      That covers the 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 government research grant periods. Hard to get grants that extend beyond the three-year funding cycle.

      Science today is not about coming upo with theories and trying to disprove them. Science today is about getting as much grant money as possible and spening it for the maximum possible personal benefit.

      So a climatologist heads off to somewhere in the world he has always wanted to visit and comes back with a report that says “there was a noticable rise in sea levels at Guadeloupe at certain times of the day. Got washed off my sun lounge once. Whether it was due to climate change, tide or wave action is difficult to say from the short three week research period. Research was hampered by the size of the room used as a base and recommend a suite of rooms overlooking the beach for next year’s project.”

      Posted by Contrail on 2007 08 10 at 06:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. Racist bastards. Wont give me a loan so I can default on it and party my ass off till 2012. All because I’m…. well, something they’re racist against.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 06:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. wronwright if anyone knows you will

      Whatever happend to the x-33 and x-34 space planes.

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 06:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. Grimmy im a single white female under 30 i feel your pain

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 06:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. Killaette:

      I told you what happened to them. They went out exploring for the spice island asteroids and fell off the map at the edge of an event horizon after they lost site of earth.

      Everyone knows that.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 06:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. Or, maybe it was that they got eaten by space dragons?

      I forget.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 06:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. Oh the event horizon you didnt say that before now I believe you

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 06:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. #163 You handsome devil you!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 06:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. #171
      Grimmy
      I didn’t know that. I might have taken an interest in it had I known.
      Did I get a memo?

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 06:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. Killa:

      In a halfassed attempt at being serious, for a second. I believe the earlier x’s were kanked due to new concept called
      Orbital Space Plane

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 06:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well thats no fun Grimmy

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 06:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. righto kiddies im going to have a shower and watch a movie in bed

      Have a good night

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 10 at 06:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. #175, kae:

      I donno about memos but it was on the homework assignment that Mrs. Brinart gave my class before Christmas break in freshman year, high school history.

      Maybe you missed it because, you know, you guys don’t do Christmas in the winter like normal civilized folk?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 06:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. Night killa.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 10 at 06:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. Good night Killaette.

      I think something I ate is disagreeing with me.

      But it’s kind of like narrowing down what Al Gore and Michael Moore combined eat in one day.

      I eat lots these days.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 06:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hang on Killa, which movie?

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 10 at 06:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Anyone in Brisbane:

      Where can I get a great steak?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 06:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. #4 You ain’t kidding!

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 08 10 at 07:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. #184 Dean,

      May I congratulate you on ‘Sway’? I must confess, it’s long been a favourite of mine.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 07:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. Mine too, Ash! Here it is, just for you. (And me?)

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 08 10 at 07:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. My God, Dean, your voice is just positively dreamy!

      I’ve said it before, and I’ll probably say it again, but you sure know how to make a girl swoon.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 07:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. Mr Blair the “at it again” link appears to be disfunctional sir.

      Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 08 10 at 08:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. #188 Really? It worked fine for me, Thin and Trying To Read A Link.

      But I’ll paste it here if you like.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 08:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. #189 oops it works now. Guess I shouldn’t project my personal problems on to other people.

      Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 08 10 at 08:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. #190 You haven’t heard my theory, have you?

      “Internet sites will not work until the issue is mentioned to others. Once mentioned, they work just perfectly in order to:

      1. Make you seem like a complete idiot; and

      2. Make you feel like a complete idiot.

      This theory has probably been noted by others.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 08:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. 191 I heard a good one yesterday

      Warning: sexism ahead.

      Machinery tends to work better when it detects the presence of someone with a penis.

      Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 08 10 at 08:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. At the risk of boring you all, I can report that the chill continues here in Australia’s only equatorial city.

      The overnight temperature was around 20 deg C, and quite chilly. Especially for me at 5.00 am when I got out of bed.

      I say again there is no evidence here in Darwin of any “warming”. This year has produced the longest period of cold weather that I can recall in my 30 years of living in this town.

      Posted by Dave Wane on 2007 08 10 at 08:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. #191
      That goes with the

      “my printer won’t work, I’ve re-booted etc and it still won’t work”

      IT guy walks into office, printer works.

      Um, that works for everything that won’t work for you when you’re with the computer at work. It’s as if the IT bloke has some power over the computer. It’s scared of him.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 08:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. #193

      Seen any polar bears?

      Inuit?

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 08:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. #192 That is so damn true… I assume it must be bigger than a crayon though?

      #193 Dave. Stop it!!! You know I’m jealous, yet you feel you must tease me! Here’s the freezing cold tip: 20C is NOT COLD!!!

      In fact, 20C is more than the daily high in Melbourne!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 08:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. #192 Don’t know – tell you what I’ll try fixing my girlfriend’s video (which breaks twice a week) directly after a swim in an unheated pool.

      Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 08 10 at 08:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. #194 It’s a technological conspiracy. Against me!!!

      Those are the worst kinds of conspiracies!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 08:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hmmm.  Don’t want to pour cold water on those NASA “corrected figures”, but they are temperatures for the USA, not global temps.  Have the global temp records been revised?

      Posted by entropy on 2007 08 10 at 08:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. #197 Go for a dip in Port Philip Bay.

      I’m sure that it’s frozen over, if the weather is still the same as it was when I escaped.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 08:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. #60 Grimmy – so much for the injunction to question everything that the kids are (supposedly) taught!

      Posted by carpefraise on 2007 08 10 at 09:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. *83 Ash, clearly you’re a woman of the world and need to be in every thinking woman’s friendship arsenal.

      So to speak.

      Posted by carpefraise on 2007 08 10 at 09:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. #83 Ash – what is the budget versionj of this?Some of us may be riding a little low these days…

      Posted by carpefraise on 2007 08 10 at 09:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. Oh lord – instead of correcting every typo I ever make with feeble after-posts,
      I will now simply apologise in advance for the orthographic contamination that may occasionally result in the frenzy to respond to interesting posts on this here blog o’ Blair’s.

      Thank you for your patience and forbearance, folk of the Blair community…

      Posted by carpefraise on 2007 08 10 at 09:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. amusing anecdote of the day

      Posted by missred on 2007 08 10 at 09:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. Dave Wane #193, The fish aren’t biting around the top end, either. Must be due to warming or colding or weather. We’ll give it another try in the build-up. Let me know your local pub.

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 08 10 at 09:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. #202, #203, Carpefraise, I hate to be the bearer of bad news (well, ok, no I don’t, I love it) but there is no budget version.

      The whole idea of the plan is to send the man into major, major debt, simply to teach him a lesson.

      Do you really want me in the consultation business, talking to your lady?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 09:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. #206 Maree, don’t bother. I’ve heard that due to the freezing cold 20C temps, Darwin rivers have frozen over. The ice is apparently 18 inches thick…

      [/sarcasm]
      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 09:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. Rare French naval victory.

      H/T Polistra’s Mill

      Posted by paco on 2007 08 10 at 09:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. A Global Warming Activist
      Chastises a Wayward Scientist:

      What gives you the right to dissent?
      Consensus is meant to prevent
      Such foolish reliance
      On actual science.
      You’d better shut up and repent.

      Posted by lyle on 2007 08 10 at 09:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. #205
      Fuxache!

      I was pulled over by the police on my way home thisafternoon, after driving 1 hour and 10 minutes of the trip, 10 minutes from home. Lights flashing. (Where the hell did he come from? Was I speeding?) I pulled over and two police got out of the vehicle. The policeman at my window was very friendly and seemed quite pleasant. The other one was checking my car, I suppose making sure it was roadworthy, good tyres, etc, over on the passenger side. The policeman at my window said “Hello there.” Usually they tell you why, or say something like “Do you realise what speed you were doing….”
      I said “Shit! Was I speeding?” I really didn’t have a clue!
      He said “It’s just a license check, but you look honest.”  I showed my license to him anyway.
      He breathalysed me, and then I was on my way.
      Whew!

      So you’re telling me that in the states I could be arrested for saying “Shit, was I speeding” on an aeroplane?

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 09:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. #210
      Hello Lyle, lovely to hear your dulcet tones. And humorous limericks.

      MareeS
      Disappointing fishing trip, eh?

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 09:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. #19, loltroops.  Unbeatable.

      I find it hard to understand why NASA is entrusted with global temperature monitoring.  Their two main sites are Houston, Texas and Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it’s always hot.  What do they know about temperature fluctuations?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 08 10 at 09:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. this coldening thing seems to be letting up.  tonight’s the first night in melbourne for ages when it’s not necessary to have the heating up full bore & wear polar fleece & explorer socks.  the clincher is that for the first time in months that the cats aren’t sitting on heating vents singeing their arses.  spotted daffodils in the garden today as well

      Posted by KK on 2007 08 10 at 09:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. #212

      Thank you, kae.

      Posted by lyle on 2007 08 10 at 09:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. #210: I love lylemericks!

      Posted by paco on 2007 08 10 at 09:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. #214 Typical. I fly north for a weekend, and Melbourne finally has a temperature that can support life!

      Absolutely Typical!!!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 09:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. #210 Bloody brilliant, dear fellow!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 09:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. #210
      lylemericks

      Why didn’t I think of that?

      Exclusive to timblair.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 10:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. I hate Channel 10.

      I missed Torchwood and missed taping it, didn’t keep the tap rolling long enough.

      I hate Channel 10.

      Nite all.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 10:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. kae, the fishing was OK but not great. Some nice mangrove jacks, good cobia, spangled emperor, wrong time for barra, but we’re planning to chase Dave down in Nov-Dec.

      #205, missred, being an Australian woman, I like this story. I was nearly flattened by a huge seppo lady last year in Cambodia after asking her to move aside by 6inches so that my husband could take a photo.I made the mistake of touching her arm to gain her attention,  she went into a screeching fit, screaming “You touched me. You touched me.” Like, call the police? Husband and I looked at each other, rolled our eyes and told the silly bint to get a life.

      The rest of our travels were good.

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 08 10 at 10:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. e

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 10:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. maree

      Hawaii, 1991, honeymoon. Big Island. Volcano park, main crater, the name of which escapes me. Sorry.
      A man was taking video of his wife standing in front of a static display, a map. Waited and waited for him to finish and put the camera down. And waited.
      Eventually decided to duck in front of him quickly (how long do you need to get a picture of a flipping map on a wall with the missus standing in front of it?), apologising. We thought it was the only way out, past him.
      Did he go off his tits and explode into abuse of “You Goddamn Ossies!” We smiled sweetly and left, hoping we wouldn’t see this old codger in the park again.

      Yair, piss off ya silly old coot.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 10:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. Note: Not usually rude to anyone. Very polite, known for ridiculous politeness. Was quite polite to the silly old codger, too.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 10 at 10:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Please don’t judge all of us seppos by the tourists you meet!

      When I lived in Europe as a child, I would cringe when I saw American tourists.  No wonder I was eager to lose my american accent for a scottish one!

      Posted by missred on 2007 08 10 at 10:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. #209 Paco
      Brilliant ‘title’ for the story!

      Posted by missred on 2007 08 10 at 10:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. Volcano…I’d have given her a good nudge, kae.

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 08 10 at 10:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. #220, Kae,

      it was the best Torchwood so far.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 10 at 10:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. Missred, Whae’s tae be said aboot ye, lassie, but ye’ve sorted yoursel nicely?

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 08 10 at 10:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. I love lylemericks!

      How come nothing rhymes with “limerick”? Ironic.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 08 10 at 10:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. Dave S,

      Nothing rhymes with orange, either.

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 08 10 at 10:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. Back cramps hurt. Just thought you’d like to know.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 11:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ash, sounds like the onset of labour (with lower case l) Get it going, better out than in, speaking from personal experience.

      Good luck if that’s what’s happening.

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 08 10 at 11:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. #233 It’s been going for about three weeks now, Maree, so I hope not.

      Reckon there’s a chance? Mates have told me that the odds aren’t high.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 11:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. #233 I hope not.

      You’re serious about cramps?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 11:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ash I have just phoned my girlfriend. If you’ve had them the last 3 weeks and they’re not getting any worse then that’s not a sign of labour onset. She had them periodically over her pregnancy.

      However, if they increase over a short time then that is a sign.

      Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 08 10 at 11:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. I can’t give birth now. it isn’t right. babies need both parents around them and babies need proper treatment.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 10 at 11:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ash, you’re only a couple of weeks off your due date, right? Pay attention to those back pains. The one fact you can rely on is that the bub is gonna emerge, and all these pains are getting you ready for it. When you start feeling pains like your periods (which you haven’t had for 9 months) pack your bag and go to hospital. It happens quicker than you’d think.

      Good luck,

      Maree

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 08 10 at 11:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. Lament for a Lonely Limerick

      Alone, on its own, for all time;
      No lover, no partner in crime.
      By linguistic trick
      The word ‘limerick’
      Is sentenced to life without rhyme.

      Posted by lyle on 2007 08 10 at 11:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. She’ll get proper treatment – she’s got the hospital and you. And no they don’t need both parents.

      Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 08 10 at 11:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. (I guess #239 doesn’t make sense unless I credit Dave S at #230.)

      Posted by lyle on 2007 08 10 at 11:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. Best of luck, Ash.

      Posted by lyle on 2007 08 10 at 11:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. Nothing rhymes with orange, either.

      That’s why if I ever invent something, I’m going to call it a “stornge.”

      Then I’ll follow it up with the “plimerick.”

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 08 10 at 11:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. Can’t go better than polygonum. Nothing rhymes with that, Dave.

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 08 10 at 12:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hey Dave, How About This:

      A product idea, should you choose:
      A microwave Crock Pot for stews.
      Call it Simmer-Quik
      So that ‘limerick’
      Would rhyme with a word you could use.

      Posted by lyle on 2007 08 10 at 12:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. Watching Letterman because Bruce Willis is the headline guest. What a crack up!

      He came onto the set wearing an apparatus (about 75cm tall) on his head… his personal wind power generator.

      He said he’d been “influenced” by Al Gore’s movie, “whatever”. He reckons it’s actually global humidity that’s the real problem, so he’s making his own film called…

      “An Unappealing Hunch”. Gotta love it.

      Posted by SandiM on 2007 08 10 at 12:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oh!

      He also said that he’s thinking about going into politics because there’s big money in it and… “you don’t have to know much”.

      Posted by SandiM on 2007 08 10 at 01:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. #245:

      The early morning sun reflects from the windows of the 50-story headquarters of Paco Enterprises, transforming the building into a tower of brilliant light, a beacon to the huddled consumers of all nations, yearning to be hip and well-equipped. From the CEO’s penthouse suite, situated in the rooftop garden (said to resemble the hanging gardens of Babylon, except on a somewhat larger scale), a shout of “Eureka!” startles a small flock of turkey buzzards that had been roosting on the ledge. The voice – not of a captain, but of a field marshal of industry – barks commands into a telephone which is linked directly to the Product Development Division. “Stu? Paco. I got one word for you: Simmer-Quick!”

      Posted by paco on 2007 08 10 at 01:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. Lyle
      You need to search further afield: “McEnroe, Rick”.

      Or “Wronwrick”.

      Cheers

      Posted by J.M. Heinrichs on 2007 08 10 at 01:51 PM • permalink

 

  1. or, Lyle (re #249)
    missrediquick

    Posted by missred on 2007 08 10 at 02:19 PM • permalink