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Blowin started the topic in Friday, 21 Jun 2019 at 8:01am

Have it cunts

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Thursday, 5 May 2022 at 3:50pm
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This one's for Stu

"Paul Kelly's 'How To Make Gravy' is set to become a Christmas film"

Essential viewing for all the family.

https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/music-reads/music-news/how-to-make-gravy-...

It’s still a pretty epic song but it’s so overdone now that you can really only stomach it on Chrissy day after you’ve had a couple of beers. I still get caught up in the sentiment though it’s well enough to not need to hear it for another 12 months.

A film? You’re fucking joking right?

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udo Thursday, 5 May 2022 at 6:18pm

What Orwell failed to Predict was that we'd buy the Cameras ourselves

and that our Biggest Fear would be that nobody was watching..

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stunet Thursday, 5 May 2022 at 6:29pm
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What Orwell failed to Predict was that we'd buy the Cameras ourselves and that our Biggest Fear would be that nobody was watching..

Nice...

Between the competing dystopian visions of Orwell (1984) and Huxley (Brave New World), the former gets the quotes and the kudos, but it's the latter that is more accurate.

It's easier to rule people through pleasure and desire than it is through fear.

Just ask the advertising industry.

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Constance B Gibson Thursday, 5 May 2022 at 6:57pm

Keep the aspidistra flying, Stuart!

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truebluebasher Thursday, 5 May 2022 at 9:54pm

rooftop tribute...tbb is adding another secret surfer to the swellnet DIY Wavetrain set.
Was blown away with critters making & surfing own waves.
Mother Duck can surf up to 80 ducklings straight or figure 8 by number / weight / age / season.
So these ducklings surf all manner of swift turns / patterns / Speed / Deep or inshore sized waves.
This explains their expert surfing ability in Oceans / Shore breaks / River Floods / Drains / Wave Pools.
https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/physics-why-ducklings-swi...

tbb isolates & the pool represents pond life with reflection on little airborne critters surfing microwaves
Crew can relate to fishing out Bees & odd insects "seemingly" drowning in the Pool.
Then noting many are well alive...
tbb admits to pathetically falling for this gig...Oh! Poor bee needs a rescue...gee thanx hero human...Wot!

One day thought...this is no accident as bees looked quite adept in the pool.
Seeing (rooftop's) Ducks reminded tbb to backtrack to these water loving Bees.

Reminder! See how Mother Duck makes or trails custom Waves for offspring...superb wizardry.

Whereas The Bodybashin' Biolocomotion Bees need to first pedal their own waves to then surf ashore!
No! Bees are not exactly built for speed...but neither is Mother Duck & she's got super cool Surf Skills!

Speed : 3 bodylengths /sec (or) 5-10m in 2-5mins...Enough to surf ashore but not across a large pool.

So if you see a bee near shore it's surfin' but out the back > 10m from shore...might need rescuing!
Try a dried leaf on a Stalk as a firm scoop as it can then slot in the Garden (In the breeze / sun).
Not near Spiders or too easy for birds...Usually insects dry out in 30m -1hr to fly off...done this heaps!
Don't be surprised if rescued insects fly back & hang as a play mate...more so Dragonflies / Wasps.

https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.1908857116

https://vp.nyt.com/video/2019/11/18/83808_1_18tb-surfingbees-vid01_wg_10...

Seems that some bees may dive bomb to rid or drown a Bug...seen a tussle a few times.
Might consider the Bees cleanse themselves of rival contraband before entering the Hive.
Bees do indulge in alternate rich droppings that Queen might not be too fond of...(This tastes like shit!)

Biolocomotion family WOTD ~~^~~~~/\~~~~/|~~~~ /(~~~~/(`~~~~ /(C..[buzz)... /(C`[buzz)

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.1069.2461&rep=r...

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Friday, 6 May 2022 at 3:02pm

Holy phuk

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udo Friday, 6 May 2022 at 3:35pm

Go .25 speed full screen

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velocityjohnno Friday, 6 May 2022 at 3:44pm

Like tallboys on the Tirpitz

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velocityjohnno Friday, 6 May 2022 at 3:46pm

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10778291/US-Air-Force-successfu...

The experiment used Joint Direct Attack Munition, a guidance kit that converts unguided bombs into all-weather precision-guided munition

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udo Friday, 6 May 2022 at 3:50pm
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Optimist Friday, 6 May 2022 at 4:03pm

Something to sell dumb rich people.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Tuesday, 10 May 2022 at 12:09pm

How quickly life can change. One minute you’re sitting pretty with the sun on your back and the next….

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blackers Wednesday, 11 May 2022 at 8:34am

Quick and brutal. Stumpy seemed a bit non-plussed but clearly felt discretion was the better part etc....

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goofyfoot Wednesday, 11 May 2022 at 8:38am

Holy shit! Do those fuckers even feel pain?

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Wednesday, 11 May 2022 at 8:43am

They just get on the sled and reset.

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udo Wednesday, 11 May 2022 at 6:36pm
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stunet Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 8:08am

Sixteen day forecast for Plengkung. Pace yourselves, young wave pigs.

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Island Bay Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 8:27am

Faaaark

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udo Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 1:34pm

Up the playback speed to 1:25....

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stunet Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 2:34pm

Billy Morris on Camel:

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goofyfoot Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 3:28pm

Hows the wild quiver

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AndyM Friday, 13 May 2022 at 6:08pm

"Calling a man ‘bald’ is sexual harassment, employment tribunal rules"

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/13/calling-a-man-bald-is-sexu...

Never a dull moment.

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Island Bay Friday, 13 May 2022 at 6:15pm

The West - killing itself with its own stupidity.

It would be hilarious if you weren't smack in the middle of it, and bound to go down the gurgler too.

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AndyM Friday, 13 May 2022 at 6:38pm

Exactly I.B.
Gonna get exponentially sillier and more difficult to navigate too, I reckon.

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Island Bay Friday, 13 May 2022 at 7:13pm

I know that it's become almost a joke, or a reference to gag on, but 1984 does spring to mind again and again - as it has the last two years.

The dystopian bit is deadly serious, but often you just have to half laugh, half cry, at the sheer madness of it. As GO said "It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words."

Everything has been turned upside down, inside out, and we all know it. All the woke loonies know it full well, yet keep coming up with more insane stuff, like the Guardian article above.

WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

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AndyM Friday, 13 May 2022 at 8:34pm

Yeah it’s mad, we’re in a post-truth world where people are free to reject objective facts and ignore definitions for objects and words.
Tribes are choosing their own truth based on ideology alone and it’s already at the point where we have no common ground for discussion.
Fucked up.

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tubeshooter Friday, 13 May 2022 at 9:10pm

Wow ,, sexual harassment for calling someone a 'bald [email protected]#&' .?

I hope my neighbour doesn't read about this. I could be up for quite a bill.

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san Guine Saturday, 14 May 2022 at 8:58am
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Roadkill Saturday, 14 May 2022 at 9:56am
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Another Saudi apologist scumbag
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-12/greg-norman-slammed-for-jamal-kha...

Hard to understand why he is in bed with the Saudi’s. He doesn’t need the money, maybe the adulation and ego stroking is being missed?
He is gooooone from now. Forever a toxic apologist.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Saturday, 14 May 2022 at 10:52am
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Fliplid Saturday, 14 May 2022 at 2:12pm

This video is well worth watching

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san Guine Monday, 16 May 2022 at 8:07am

Here's an interview from everyones favourite tech billionaire

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/may/15/bill-gates-vaccines-read...

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Monday, 16 May 2022 at 8:59am

Bill Gates…..ugghh.

Billionaires should outlawed. He was specifically asked a question about that and he was surprisingly unstoked on the idea.

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AndyM Monday, 16 May 2022 at 9:20am

Although he explicitly said that rich people should pay more tax.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Monday, 16 May 2022 at 9:31am

That’s what he said. Is he then volunteering 49% of his earnings in order to display that his virtue is more than just skin deep?

Or does he employ the imperative of the super rich and decide that his contributions to society are “philanthropy “ and to be disposed at his personal whim?

Wouldn’t we all like to legally evade regular taxation and be loudly praised for spending whatever subsequent amount we chose on whichever pet project we found amusing? Particularly if that expenditure allowed us a controlling I influence on society despite the resultant diminution of democracy which may occur.

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stunet Monday, 16 May 2022 at 9:30am

Billionaires are just like us you know.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Monday, 16 May 2022 at 9:34am

If I was a billionaire I would not be anything like you or I.

I’d have have someone even suggesting as much assassinated by a satellite shooting laser beams with the raising of an eyebrow to one of my subordinates.

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Roadkill Monday, 16 May 2022 at 10:04am

Gates is quite a big douche.....he does a lot of good but...epstein

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AndyM Monday, 16 May 2022 at 12:40pm

"Wouldn’t we all like to legally evade regular taxation and be loudly praised for spending whatever subsequent amount we chose on whichever pet project we found amusing? Particularly if that expenditure allowed us a controlling I influence on society despite the resultant diminution of democracy which may occur."

Yes please.

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udo Wednesday, 18 May 2022 at 12:48pm
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Patrick Friday, 20 May 2022 at 6:51pm

Mining for a climate solution: why going renewable means getting our hands dirty. 4 Corners.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Saturday, 21 May 2022 at 5:39am

“I can’t believe it’s monkey pox season already. I still have my Ukraine decorations up.”

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Saturday, 21 May 2022 at 6:09am

“I can’t believe it’s global famine season already. I still have my monkey pox decorations up.”

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Supafreak Saturday, 21 May 2022 at 7:12am

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velocityjohnno Saturday, 21 May 2022 at 8:00pm
Patrick wrote:

Mining for a climate solution: why going renewable means getting our hands dirty. 4 Corners.

https://youtu.be/ZXA2ae46nWY

That was a very good link Patrick. Worked in every area mentioned in the program so pretty personal feelings, especially after long treks in the Tarkine.

And yet, the potential for Australia in a carbon 0 world, and geopolitically, is immense. What a time. I'd say go for it, but all Tarkine into World Heritage.

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velocityjohnno Saturday, 21 May 2022 at 8:01pm
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“I can’t believe it’s global famine season already. I still have my monkey pox decorations up.”

nobody expects a Spanish Inquisition...

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seeds Saturday, 21 May 2022 at 9:01pm

I haven’t watched the show but Margaret’s review is gold.
I wonder why I haven’t been there in 15 years
https://www.facebook.com/ABCTV/videos/the-only-byron-baes-review-you-nee...

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Rabbits68 Saturday, 21 May 2022 at 9:47pm
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I haven’t watched the show but Margaret’s review is gold.
I wonder why I haven’t been there in 15 years
https://www.facebook.com/ABCTV/videos/the-only-byron-baes-review-you-nee...

Yeah I saw her review the other day. Brilliant :-)

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velocityjohnno Saturday, 21 May 2022 at 11:29pm

That was a lovely review. I suspect soulless superficial rat humans might be the answer.