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# #########It’s a fish.Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 12 06 at 09:33 AM • permalink
Dammit, that was SUPPOSED to come out as a fish. Goddamn indents. It’s George Bush’s fault.Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 12 06 at 09:34 AM • permalink
Anyway, from the UK: enjoy this if you haven’t seen it
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article3001102.ecePosted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 12 06 at 09:36 AM • permalink
Not good enough, Blair, you bludger.
Having delivered the reprimand, here’s the good news.
The remains of another of Australia’s MIA from the Vietnam War have been positively identified and will be returned to Australia for burial.
It has taken forty years, but Jim Bourke and his team never gave up on their determination to bring their mates home.
At long last, RIP, Digger.Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2007 12 06 at 09:37 AM • permalink
Tim is right. He’s very busy with an “assignment” given to him by the top echelons of the VRWC. Top echelons. I’ll allow you to figure out on your own who that could be.
And if you notice, paco hasn’t been commenting too much either. Wheels are turning folks. Wheels are turning.
BwahahahahahahahahahahaPosted by wronwright on 2007 12 06 at 09:49 AM • permalink
it’s the hats, listen to the polar bearsPosted by eeniemeenie on 2007 12 06 at 09:52 AM • permalink
Tim’s busy printing up fake cabon credits.Posted by joe bagadonuts on 2007 12 06 at 10:00 AM • permalink
Trooper David Fisher was a member of a small Special Air Service (SAS) patrol that came under heavy fire from a large VietCong (VC) force and were extracted from the area by helicopter using ropes. Fisher’s rope either broke or came loose and he fell 30 metres into the jungle. A search and rescue operation over the following days failed to find any trace of him, and he was subsequently posted MIA, presumed dead.
The whole incident is detailed here, at Bring Them Home.Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2007 12 06 at 10:06 AM • permalink
Have you resevred your place in heaven yet? Cheap seats are $12.79 and the All Access Pack is just $24.95 and all sales come with a money back guarantee. Now where did I put my Visa card…
I wonder if Tim is going to Bali to spend some carbon credits…Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 12 06 at 10:30 AM • permalink
Tim’s busy printing up fake carbon credits.
Anything like fake $3 bills? Amish phone books?
Anarchist leadership?Posted by Some0Seppo on 2007 12 06 at 10:31 AM • permalink
Detective Paco fans will probably recall that the last time Tim vanished, the PI and Wronwright (decked out in an Elvis costume) had to rescue him from the cellar of Al Gore’s house. This looks far more sinister. I suspect that Tim was attending some Labor get-together, in his capacity as a journalist, and that Peter Garrett started dancing; most likely, one of Garrett’s limb spasms “accidentally” caused an arm to smack Tim in the head, giving him a case of temporary amnesia. He’s probably forgotten that he has a blog, and one of his enemies is now posting in his place. Look for tell-tale signs of forgery in coming posts, e.g., the non-ironic use of words and expressions like “shimmy”, “fork in the road” and “Phil Adams, Adonis of the Left”.
Does this call for the further adventures of Alphart?
No. No, it does not.Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2007 12 06 at 10:52 AM • permalink
Well, I think we know what Wronwright’s been up to. Drinks on you, Wron!
Just got back from the Marble Bar here in Sydney. Didn’t see Tim there. Anyway, there was great company, nice surroundings, plenty of drinks and good music … now, what will I do on Friday night?
I just know we are in for another Detective paco story…….Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 12 06 at 11:26 AM • permalink
Open threads always make me feel like dancing!!!Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 12 06 at 11:32 AM • permalink
Just took a look at the stats on postal votes. There is enough there to indicate that postal votes favoured the Coalition much more so than regular votes.
Conclusion: Given that most postal votes would have been cast prior to the antics in Lindsay, it is more apparent than ever Jackie Kelly and co-fuckwits cost Howard victory.
Well, there is always this to brighten your day.Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2007 12 06 at 11:53 AM • permalink
Hey, that’s the top of my walking stick! I must have dropped it when I was swinging it at paco and Stoop Davy Dave on one of our mead raiding trips. Yeah, the one where they climbed to the top of that ziggurat to rescue the sacrificial virgin. At which point, the priests sicced the temple guards on us. And mayhem ensued. We had to run for our lives. And no mead was filched.
I want it back!Posted by wronwright on 2007 12 06 at 11:55 AM • permalink
You no doubt have noticed press reports indicating that the Mesopotamian figurine you brought back in your latest Tardis expedition went at auction for US$57 million. Professional Appraisers of Collectible Ornaments deeply regrets that the estimate of value it provided to you of US $1.75 was somewhat lower than the ultimate sales figure. However, when you sold the item to Mr. Paco based on the initial appraisal, you signed a sales contract that included a “nanner-nanner!” clause, which clause effectively acts to bar you from taking legal action to recover amounts in subsequent sales that are over and above the proceeds you received. You may take consolation in the fact that, had the ornament sold for less than US $1.75, Mr. Paco would have had no legal recourse against you for the difference.
On a more positive note, we are pleased to inform you that the antique stone jar which originally contained a superior brand of mead – “Hammaruabi ‘s Finest” – will probably fetch at least US $2.00 in most Midwestern flea markets.
As ever, we are pleased to be of service to you.
Professional Appraisers of Collectible Ornaments
1941. “A day that will live in infamy”
Many of our WW2 veterans are gone now, and the memory of that war is fading with their passing.
Lest We Forget.Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2007 12 06 at 12:32 PM • permalink
HOW NOT TO BE A DICK WHEN SHOPPING:
1) If you’ve got a cartload of crap, take a look at the guy behind you in the line. Does he have one or two items in his hand? Let him jump ahead of you, for God’s sake.
2) Are you paying by check? Get a credit card, you loser. But if you must, then have the check filled out and in your hand before you get in line. It should not come as a surprise that the cashier will expect payment at the end of the transaction – that’s not the time to fish through your purse and start scribbling. Oh, and knock it off with the, “Can I make this out for a higher amount and get the cash back?” Target’s not a fucking bank. Where is your local branch? Ecuador? Ever hear of ATMs?
3) Put your cart back in one of those slots in the parking lot, you lazy barbarian. They take up spaces and roll around into other people’s cars. And if you put it behind someone else’s car, you should be sodomized with a garden rake.
(Yes, I’ve been doing my shopping this week. Merry fucking Christmas, jerks. I hate you.)
And put your basket back on the STACK for fuck’s sake, not on some random spot on the floor directly in the path of the checkout queue.Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 12 06 at 01:13 PM • permalink
Rush Limbaugh just lead his show with the news that Rudd (called him your “new Commie PM”) apparently got whacked with a cluebat and has backed off his Kyoto commitment. True?? If so, that’s about as fast as a flip can flop.Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 12 06 at 01:18 PM • permalink
(wronwright’s nose flares, his eyes narrow)
Okay, paco, let me see if I understand the situation. In one of the many fiasco trips I took you and Stooped Over Drunk as assistants, in direct contradiction to my order to “KEEP A FUCKING LOW PROFILE” and the customary “don’t mess up the time line, you nincompoops”, you and Stoop climbed to the top of the ziggurat, pushed the priest with the onyx knife over the edge, and shouted to the assemblage, “we’re freeing the virgin, stop us if you can”. Oh yes, you added “Suckers! Bahahahahahaha”.
At which point, 200 very large guards of both Sumerian and Assyrian backgrounds chased you right to my wagon heavily laden with oaken kegs of golden Sumerian mead. Since I could only rent one rather slow donkey to pull my heavy cart, I had to abandon a very valuable cargo and make a run for my life to the Tardis.
During the run for safety, I swung my walking stick at both you and Stoop Davy Dave, shouting “IDIOTS!” And in the process, losing the top of my walking stick. My favorite one by the way, hand crafted in a Pigeon Forge, Tennessee craft center.
As egregious as your conduct was up to that point, you apparently compounded it by finding my marble head walking stick top on the ground. I can only conjecture that your mercantile spirit rose to the occasion, allowing you to see an opportunity to enrich yourself. I’m guessing that you hid my stick head under a large rock or possibly in a hole or well, with the intention to reobtain it 5000 years later. Which it appears you did.
Now, here’s where I can’t figure out the rest. At some point, you must have bamboozled me to sign a release form. But I’m usually very careful about signing forms. Especially ones proffered by you. Especially after the hostile takeover of Wronco, my small but profitable company, by the PACO CONGLOMERATE. Emphasis on hostile.
Which makes me bring into the conspiracy MarkL. Did MarkL ask me to sign a form, releasing all rights to my uniquely sculpted lioness walking stick head? Especially for a measly $1.75?
Pray tell paco. How did you get my signature? And by the way, where is that $1.75?Posted by wronwright on 2007 12 06 at 01:22 PM • permalink
Wron: Honest, I thought the appraisal was good. I mean, it came from a highly reputable firm (Yow! That lightning bolt was a little too close for comfort).
Anyway, since the figurine looked like one of those things I used to make out of modeling clay in the first grade, I thought I was doing you a favor by forking over $1.75 for it. Well, heh, I mean, not actually forking it over, but giving you a demand note for the money.
But I’ve got the dough, now! Here (opens door to U-Haul rental truck filled with cash proceeds from auction of figurine). Let’s see . . . a dollar, a dollar . . . Golly, there don’t seem to be anything but hundreds in here. Hey, MarkL! Take the pitchfork and turn some of this stuff over; see if you can find a couple of ones.
If you thought that the art of music video had reached its apogee years ago, visit
to see what happens when all-girl Bluegrass collides with kung fu, then spins out of control into clog dancing.
Don’t blame me if you become a fan of Uncle Earl, blame Boosh.Posted by Harry Bergeron on 2007 12 06 at 01:49 PM • permalink
My brain is now in knots trying to wrap it around that…..especially after the large kung-fu dancing Nubian showed up…..
Now for some REAL dance lessons……Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 12 06 at 02:07 PM • permalink
#42 – The way I am reading it is that someone on the Aussie delegation in Bali got a bit carried away in the heat of it all and made a statement that Australia would sign up to 20-45% cuts by 2020. Rudd (who knows that it is all about symbolism) backed off from that today and said that he won’t set targets until he gets a report from someone or other. Having previously read of the anger that Rudd can dole out I imagine someone in DFAT is up for a right bollocking over this.
Anyone out there wondering why Symantec’s stock is so low.
Just ask a yojimbo. I ordered one of their super-dupper products Tuesday and paid one day overnight. Email on Wednesday night at 11:53 PM telling me that, well golly, we just shipped that sucker and billed you for the one day overnight. It is now Thursday afternoon here in Tucson and no super-dupper product.
#50 yojimbo: Why didn’t you buy from one of the many fine Paco companies? You may not have gotten it on time, but you’d have been given a plausible, or at least, a more interesting excuse (at no extra charge!).
BTW, I’m so sick of my job, I’m thinking of selling my house, pooling the proceeds with my savings, and moving myself and Mrs. Paco to a litle trailer somewhere in the Sonora Desert; maybe grow a ZZ Top beard, live on beans and catch rattlesnakes. What do you reckon annual living expenses would be?
What do you reckon annual living expenses would be?
hey, you could make a fortune making snake skin hat bands for fedoras…..minus the rattles, probably not good for sleuthing…..Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 12 06 at 03:38 PM • permalink
Convert or die! (oops, sorry. thought I was a muslim there, for a minute).
Civilization, Learn it. Live it.
Grumpy old man.1. I was given five dollars one day by a chap who had two items that I had let in.
2. No cheques taken in shops over here, eft card, cash or credit mostly unless by longstanding prior arrangement.
3. Crook back means sometimes I just can’t take the trolley (cart) back. I always make sure it’s not going to go anywhere.
I felt the same way after morning tea the other day. Too many people organising the annual Christmas work admin staff get together.
I hate everyone.
Dr Brendan Nelson seems to be starting off on the right foot, not least by keeping Malcolm Turnbull senior and close. The narrow victory over the at least equally able Turnbull has in it the seeds of destabilisation such as that which emasculated the Libs during the Hawke years.
Ooops…sorry to be serious
#65, about 3.5 Million US veterans of World War II from what I’ve seen. Apparently, about 17,000 Australian veterans from WWII are still alive. I’m not sure about the other allies.Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2007 12 06 at 04:18 PM • permalink
#67, I know, but it seems to be the agreed number. 2.9-3.5 million.
There is There’s this article.
And from the Veterans’ Affairs itself, this link.
Incidentally, there seems to be about 20,000 Filipino WWII veterans.Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2007 12 06 at 04:54 PM • permalink
What is sad is the number who pass each day. 1,025.Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2007 12 06 at 04:56 PM • permalink
Oh lord, what a place to have the euphemism “pass”. After a post by El Cid over there about Kangaroo farts. Thanks, Cid, lol.Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2007 12 06 at 04:57 PM • permalink
The prices that you are seeing are probably too high. I use things like Realtor.com and the appraisal we got was below what is shown on those sites. The appraiser couldn’t find any recent sales so he just,default, lowered the price 10% from older sales. The yojimbo will be arraigned any day now!
- Welcome to bizarro world. The ALP needed to hide all the left faction behind the skirts of a “conservative” looking leader in order to win the centre ground.
I guess it follows that the Libs need a recycled Labor man to reclaim it next time round.
More bizarro news in George “Aunty Jack” Miller proclaiming that the ABC has been emaciated and our culture hijacked by the conservatives. Are these film-flam people so one-eyed that they do not see the propaganda flavour of lying movies like Rabbit Proof Fence?
While on that subject (it is an open thread – hallelujah! – I feel no o/t guilt) can I say that the lauding of local films is overdone? It’s either a good idea spoiled, or half an idea underdeveloped, haphazardly written even if well filmed and edited.
Aunty Jack is preaching to his peers in the usual way. That report was followed by another prat saying that wow, we could go back to “arm’s length” relationships between government and the culture producers. Their interest in the arm is what is offered as a handout.
Was it the evil influence of the Howard Government that made “Kenny” such a shit film?
You want a good “local” film, (local in this case meaning “near me, if not you”) try “Darius Goes West”. Amazing film.Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2007 12 06 at 05:16 PM • permalink
Blair. Sometimes so busy. Can’t write full sentence.
Bravest article of the year in Australian press right here.Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 12 06 at 05:17 PM • permalink
Exclusive photo of busy Blair.Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 12 06 at 05:24 PM • permalink
pardon my ig’nance, would you care to enlighten us seppos as to what exactly a “Bra Boy” is??Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 12 06 at 05:48 PM • permalink
Grumpy old man.If you are going to pay by credit card, at least pull the damned thing out of your purse before the checkout chick has finished scanning all your items. Don’t wait for everything to be bagged and tagged and then commence a five minute search in every pocket of your purse and handbag for a card which, is eventually concluded, has been left at home.
Why more people are not beaten to death with cans of catfood in checkout queues is beyond me.
Even more annoying is the woman down the street who walks her shopping halfway home (I live close enough to supermarket to walk) and then dumps it on my lawn on a daily basis.
She no longer does it. But I am not giving away my secret method for deterring shopping trolley dumpers.Posted by mr creosote on 2007 12 06 at 05:54 PM • permalink
- 6,11,13. Re the SAS bloke whos body was found.
The chap who took us on our rope rescue course was an ex member of the regiment. I asked the question of whether you could tape loose rope ends to keep your gear “neater” looking.
That was the story he told us which happened to this chap. Apparently in the heat of a rapid extraction he clipped into the loop created by the taped rope and not the actual lock on loop. As the Helli ascended and they began to rapidly evacuate the area the taped rope end slipped through and the bloke was lost.
Poor bugger. Anyway it was a lesson learned for all concerned.Same instructor: Apparently the old Stalone movie “cliffhanger” cost the producers a large sum of money in one of the opening scenes where they show a shackle “pulling apart” as Stalone is trying to rescue a lady. They were silly enough to put the logo on the fake gear of a well known company who specialise in rock climbing and mountaineering gear. Cost them Millions when they were sued.Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 12 06 at 05:55 PM • permalink
#65 – Rod, my Dad was the youngest on his ship. His crewmates have given up having a reunion each year because there are not enough left to have one.
He’s mid 80’s.Posted by mr creosote on 2007 12 06 at 05:56 PM • permalink
’Kim Vecera, accepting the award for Love My Way, took the opportunity to say that with the election of the Rudd Government, Australia had emerged from the dark ages’
‘director George Miller [won] a global achievement award… accused the Howard government of emasculating the ABC and sucking the vitality out of universities.’
Miller said the culture wars were ridiculous and Howard had politicised the arts, but we we are entering better times now.
Does that mean more giant puppet heads or fewer giant puppet heads?Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 12 06 at 05:57 PM • permalink
Flatulent Kangaroos Could Save Planet
is probably another way of saying
Whicb brings me to Rudd. Rudd should never have gone near that school during the election. Those hysterical girls has given him a taste of what it is like to be a star – and he is addicted. Rudd’s going to Bali solely to be adored and he will get buckets of it.
Labor is going to have serious problem on its hands rather quicker than I imagined.
Merry Christmas everybody! (soon)
Here is my Christmas card for Miss 1.618 everybody here. You are, however, obligated to provide your own caption.Posted by Col. Milquetoast on 2007 12 06 at 06:05 PM • permalink
some strange Australian Conservation Foundation woman on ABC radio National is claiming more than 60% of consumers say that climate change concerns would be critical in their choice of Xmas presents this year.
Tim better hurry up with those fake carbon credits.Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 12 06 at 06:11 PM • permalink
Supermarkets: don’t forget the people who always, always, ALWAYS stop their trolley directly opposite another trolley in the middle of a two-lane aisle, leaving you no room to pass while they deliberate over brands of kitty litter as if it were the Nobel Prize shortlist. In the meantime your hair could be on fire and you’d still be invisible to them.
#65 Mr C…..thanks. My father died at 89 in ‘02, and he served from ‘39 to’46 in the RAN.
Its becoming common now to see the Greatest Generation need a car on ANZAC day, and the number of banners from famous ships and units is smaller every year.
Sic transit gloria….I think a good epitaph for their babyboom successors might be Sic transit decadence
Aiieeeee!!! The Krudd’s overdone it with his turning off global warming!
Perth is in the grip of severe global cooling. The lowest December temperature ever recorded in Perth (records only kept since 1897, let’s not get too carried away, old son) froze Perth in its tracks at 6.00am this summer’s morn – 7.9 degrees C.
Our previous lowest December temperature, funnily enough, was also recorded in the global warming period just 5 years ago (sets off to find greatcoat, balaklava and skis).
More bizarro news in George “Aunty Jack” Miller proclaiming that the ABC has been emaciated and our culture hijacked by the conservatives.
I just cannot see how anyone can say that the bias on the ABstinkingC is conservative.
It’s just rubbish.
I guess they can’t see it because their heads are so far up their bums.
Oh, and 7.9 degrees C in Perth in normal civilised (ie: real) temperatures is bloody cold.
#48 kisdm001: Didn’t catch the name they’ve given it, but they’re presenting an “anti” award daily at the conference. KRudd won yesterday – a bag of coal.
Somehow, I can’t imagine him taking it “all in food fun”. Sheesh! I’m glad I’m way over on the other side of the island. Might have half a chance of dodging flying objects and epithets.
Those are my top three pet peeves of shopping, also. Altho, I would put #2 at the #1 position. That, and women who dig around in the bottom of their purse for five minutes, looking for that coin “I know I’ve got, somewhere”.
And, the idiots who just leave their cart in the middle of the lot, probably bitch like hell if someone else leaves a cart in a spot where they want to park!
Top Serbian official issues war threat over Kosovo
Bill Clinton’s WAR, just doesn’t seem to END. Of course HE would blame Bush, pick one…prior or after.
Gosh that nice man Wesley Clark was in charge over there, before Clinton canned his fellow Arkansan’s ass.
How many years has it been with U.S. troops over there?
Good job guys.
you’ll have to take our “u’s” out of our cold dead hands!
The reason you sepps don’t like the letter U is because you can’t pronounce it. That’s why you got rid of it a hundred years ago.
As for importing your barbarian way of speaking, I don’t think so!!!
How many Yank programs these days are using the word “pub” instead of “bar”, “bum” instead of “butt”, and HEAPS of sepps are starting to use a softer way of speaking, just like we aussies. Instead of anty’s, we have aunty’s.
Pretty soon YOU will be not only speaking in metric terms, but thinking and sounding like an aussie! nyah nyah!! 🙂
Sport has been a slang in the US since before hills had dirt.
It can either be a nick assigned to a kid, a generic like “guy” or a kinder gentler form of dumbass. Much depends on intonation and context. Probably too much nuance for y’all heathen.
And about that stuff Pog said… just lolling y’all into not paying attention. We’ll get you in the end. We always do. And I dont mean by the backside, I mean at the finish of the program…type end.
Actually, we’ve had to slow down our campaigns of cultural conquest because we cant decide on how to reorganize the star field on our flag to make room for y’all’s places once we accept them as official states of the union.
- Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 12 06 at 07:31 PM • permalink
#40: You nailed it, Dave. Me and the missus jointly fume over such thoughtless folk.
OTOH (looks over shoulder to make sure Mrs. Paco isn’t about), the missus does have the habit of paying with change (“Oh, I’ve got the eighty-three cents! One, two . . .) Perfectly innocent scientific inquiry: is that predominantly a female thing?
The fiends have abducted Tim Blair
And dragged him somewhere to prepare
To launder his brain
Until he’s quite sane;
They’ve chained the poor man to a chair.
The chains are secured with a lock;
Electrodes are cranked up to shock.
It gets crueler yet,
As Toni Colette
Drones on and on ‘round the clock.
Can any sound mind long endure
The constant exposure to pure
A matter of days
Will break the best mind beyond cure.
#34 Thank you Mr. Thelibrarian (hmmm, name sounds Armenian to me).
When I read the story a day or so ago, it didn’t make sense. Now I understand. Hilary-effing-arious. I can just see those SMH jurnos spluttering and calling the left-wing jurno job hotline.Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 12 06 at 07:40 PM • permalink
Perfectly innocent scientific inquiry: is that predominantly a female thing?
Probably. I would guess it’s because females haven’t figured out all the cool stuff you can do with the saved up change.
You know, like spending it on a delivery pizza for eating in front of the TV on football Sunday…
Or ordering an extra batch of hotwings with your pizza on football Sunday…
Or…beer. Beer’s always good for spending saved up change.
#40 Daves, console yourself with the thought that half the population has an IQ below average.
My particular one is airport security as you apss, I mean pass, through the metal detector the “attendents” advise one to remove all metal. Beep Beeep BEEEEP goes the machine, yet again. “Oh, did you mean my watch/jewels/big honking metal belt buckle as well?”
Just what is so difficult about the concept of “metal” for the general population to grasp?Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 12 06 at 07:49 PM • permalink
On a previous open thread I asked if Aust should get an Aircraft carrier and got a heap of interesting answers so I’ll ask another
Should Australia set up a Special Boat Service/SEALS outfit?Posted by the nailgun on 2007 12 06 at 07:53 PM • permalink
OK, as long as we’re pet-peeving, here’s another one of mine – hearing people complain about the “epidemic” of “road rage.”
Funny, I’ve never witnessed it. Perhaps because I’m not doing stupid shit that’s pissing people off.
The problem with road rage isn’t the ragers. It’s the ragees.
I say this with all due respect – if you find drivers raging at you, please ask yourself what you might have done, rather than assume they’re just sociopaths who get pissed off for no reason.
I can’t speak for Oz, but I can say that it’s symptomatic of the current attitudes in America that people cannot even conceive the possibility that they might be at fault somehow.
driving pet peeves: not using indicators, tailgating, drivers speeding up to not allow one in when one does use the indicator to move into the next lane, not knowing the difference between merge and yield, moving into the exit lane from 3 lanes over to make the exit at the last minute, slow drivers refusing to move from the passing lane
i am sure i will think of more
the drivers in the DC area are the rudest
#43 We have discussed this before. Sigh…
Having ignored my warnings that smoking ziggurats are bad for your health, you went ahead anyway. Old Bill’s mutterings that night we tried to drown you in the Avon—something about “serpents’ teeth” and “ungrateful children”—comes to mind…where was I? Oh, yes.
Well, it is difficult to stay mad at you, and Inanna (for once) agrees with me.
Know you, therefore, that I took the opportunity of sequestering the “very valuable cargo” your improvident and importunate ways nearly lost you.
Your pet homunculus’ insane ravings and gesticualtions (it was the stooped one, I believe) provided me the necessary diversion.
You will find it 16 paces (Sumerian paces, not Nordic) from the mouth of the leftmost passage pictured here, some 12 metres down (dig at 33.3 degrees from the Sun at it’s zenith (noonday) of the vernal equinox—add about 2 hours, 3 minutes and 43 seconds—it’s been a while).
I’ll see you at the next reunion—the Well of Qom—aproach with caution, we intend to waken that which sleeps within.
‘Ware the Keeper Lamashtu (you’ll recognixe her from her hairy body, lion’s head with donkey’s teeth and ears, long fingers with long fingernails and the feet of a bird with sharp talons).Posted by MentalFloss on 2007 12 06 at 08:10 PM • permalink
By way of diversion from serious stuff, like what happened to the Sumerian Mede …
..we are entertaining ourselves in the Great White with a beautiful “scandal”.
The guy’s goal is to stay in Canada and not be sent to a German jail. He is a good talker, and, just like He also doesn’t like some old man who he thinks owes him money.
He is a modern
ScheherazadePosted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 12 06 at 08:10 PM • permalink
“And about that stuff Pog said… just lolling y’all into not paying attention. We’ll get you in the end. We always do. And I dont mean by the backside, I mean at the finish of the program…type end.”
You’ll never be able to get us mate. We’re eighteen hours in front. If you do catch up, after you’ve gone home, you’ll be back to where you started from! Even wronwright’s Tardis can’t help you.
No matter what you do, whatever decision you make, it was all done yesterday.
Better off being with us, then you’ll always be ahead, just like us! hee hee
yeah, sure. Or, we could just compromise like civilized folk and have you learn to measure your weather by honest citizens do with Fahrenheit.
Look, it’s even got a multiculti sound to it.
The really hard part is going to be when we start trying to get y’all to have summer and winter during their proper months.
#141 grimmy, most of North Australia don’t even have summer and winter, any time of the year.
It is just all-round hot and wetter or dryer.Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 12 06 at 08:28 PM • permalink
Grimmy, you can use Aussie Christmas Songs…
#141 – sorry Grimmy, we strayed off the path of civilization when we elected Gough Whitlam back in ‘72.
We switched from imperial measurements to metric the following year. Despite more than 30 years of the metric system, most people still think of their height in feet and inches; and their weight in stones and pounds. Babies’ birth weights are still routinely described in pounds.
Distances are now mostly described in kilometres, except in the Northern Territory where they cling to the old ways of describing it in terms of the amount of beer that can be consumed in the time taken for the drive. Thus the drive from Darwin to Katherine might be described as “12 stubbies” long. Good to see the nanny state hasn’t yet driven out the last vestiges of civilization.
California ain’t all San Fransisco wierdoness.
A lot of it, most if it by geographical measure, is farming/ranching or other agri business and there’s plenty much oil industry here too.
An example of what’s to be found in the spirit and attitude of central California is
the Hubbard Family of Clovis.
I was in Oz last Christmas. It was a bit disorientating. Cooling off in the Ocean! Darwin was definately odd – snorkelling with Monitor Lizars; how can one be so close to the Equator and not get any sunshine (rhetorical), but boy, what rain.Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 12 06 at 08:42 PM • permalink
#138 – It was over in four-and-a-half minutes.
You must’ve done it twice, you big stallion!Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 12 06 at 08:44 PM • permalink
#160 Ash_, I ain’t bin to no Melbourne yet.
I hear there is good wreck diving in the bay, though.Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 12 06 at 08:47 PM • permalink
It’s a secret!
I was looking for Carol of the Birds, but could only find Amy Grant and Art Garfunkel singing this. The Carol of the Birds is the second song I think. My download is unlimited, but slow, and I can’t be bothered waiting for the second half to get here.The song goes:
Out on the plains the brolgas are dancing
Lifting their feet like warhorses prancing
Up to the sun the woodlark goes winging
Faint in the dawn light echoes they’re singing
Orana, Orana, Orana to Christmas Day.
#151 A good ol’ tradition here is the Christmas dive. usually the first time in the year you have to get out the ol’ chain saw…Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 12 06 at 08:58 PM • permalink
No offense, but sometimes I really wonder if y’all actually talk proper English.
I mean, most of those words seem familiar enough. But there’s just enough of a wierdness to some of it that I often wonder.
I mean, what I just said might actually translate to:
When pizza and pork dumplings are fed to horses, it produces enough gas to refloat a sunken barge…or some such.
For all I know, you think we’re discussing exchange rates as applies to ancient cultures in relation to the relative values of ochre vs wheat.
We have a major-ish road around here that is two lanes each way. During the off peak, there are always cars parked in the left hand lane at various spots along the road.
I hate people who pull out of the right hand lane, tear down the left lane and then merge in, go around the parked car and then try it on again.
I had five man-in-vans (see Jeremy Clarkson) in a row do that this morning. One after the other.Posted by mr creosote on 2007 12 06 at 09:18 PM • permalink
we’ve learnt to make the most of it when the Grimmster is frisky. Doesn’t happen very often.;)
I reckon he’s stopped looking for the lint in his belly button that he promised to Margos Maid a few months back.
Driving him crazy it was. I told him there’s only so many places you can shove a Maglite. There’s no room for a scraping tool as well.
more good news from the czech republic
Poll shows Green Party with record low support
A poll conducted by the Median agency and released on Thursday showed that if elections were to be held this month, then the Green Party would fall short of the 5% share of the vote required to be represented
in parliament. Pollsters said the Greens’
poor result was down to the fact that those who had voted Green in the past as an act of protest were now increasingly likely to vote for no one at all at the next election.
Fire crew aid in penis operation
Firefighters helped operate on a man who was rushed to hospital after getting a metal ring stuck on the end of his penis.
Doctors at Royal Wigan Infirmary in Greater Manchester put out the alert after fearing the man faced amputation as the ring cut off his blood supply.
Two firefighters used a mini hand grinder to cut through the ring during a 20-minute procedure.
God, now THAT is staying power. Did they wear gloves?…latex, of course.
It is understood the man, aged in his 40s, was given an anaesthetic.
No fucking shit, but they should done without. Any one that fucking stupid, wouldn’t feel a thing.
The firefighters placed a thin sheet of metal around his penis to protect the skin while removing the ring, which appeared to have been cut off from the end of a pipe.
A lead rubber, so to speak.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service confirmed fire crews were called to the hospital at around 12.10 GMT on Thursday to “deal with a situation”.
Gentle way of saying, “cutting a metal ring off his DICK”
A spokeswoman for Royal Wigan Infirmary said they were unable to comment about the incident.
Of course not, they’re still laughing their fucking asses off.
Ummm, I would have posted this, BUT my place is much to young for the subject AND the language used.
#33 postals always favour the coalition, as do prepolls. this is because th people casting them are mainly (a) old or (b) clued up & organised enough to want to avoid queuing in the hot sun to vote becaue the electoral commission is run by people who couldn’t organise a shit fight in a public toilet
At the risk incurring your considerable wrath… Vegemite is bloody yummy!!!
By the way Pog, did you manage to hear the story about our new Mussie school on JJJ earlier this week? I “archived” it if you don’t. Ya’ orta hear the callers that rang in to bag the residents of Camden. Apparently we are all “ignorant Liberal voters”. Tell that to Pat Farmer who struggled to keep his seat!
no, I didn’t hear it. JJJ really doesn’t it do it for me. I’ll have a listen, glad you’ve archived it.
It would be interesting to hear their opinions if they were told a mussie school was going to be built in their backyard.
I was bloody pissed off to hear that Pat almost lost his seat. I truly thought the people from this area were smarter than that.
I’m still keeping my fingers crossed. I wish dickheads like the one that stuck the pigs heads on stakes next to the property would think before they acted though. They aren’t doing us any favours. I still reckon we’ll have to run a mob of pigs on the property though.;)
No wrath here Gibbo! The more vegemite you eat, the less is forced onto me by well meaning, yet delusional people!!!!
It’s the best tasting of all of them.
Some people say that marmite, promite and vegemite are the same.It’s like saying that beer is beer is beer, rum is rum is rum, gin is gin is gin, and they are all the same.
They are notthere are some subtle (and not so subtle) differences in their flavour.
The taste I am familiar with is vegemite and I like it. I dislike intensely the others. But I do not cook with vegemite. Or make soup with it. Yuck.
I grew up with vegemite (not marmite or promite, which weren’t Aussie ones I think).
Hey, why was everyone picking on Grimmy?? Especially with all of those funny accents??
Pogria, you asked about the boys? From a camping trip a last summer (August here)Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 12 06 at 10:36 PM • permalink
There’s vegemite in the UK?? I always thought that was an Aussie only kinda thing?Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 12 06 at 10:38 PM • permalink
Here’s a whole bunch of little “tankers” although I think you call them “tackers” if I’m learning your language right!!!Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 12 06 at 10:46 PM • permalink
I’ll modestly pass up this chance to be #1 post.