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

Have it cunts

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udo Friday, 25 Mar 2022 at 3:30pm
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san Guine Saturday, 26 Mar 2022 at 10:17am

Spoiler Alert:
For those who are into Wordle.....................................................................................................................................................

Todays' has a surfing related theme

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udo Monday, 28 Mar 2022 at 11:01am

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Robwilliams Monday, 28 Mar 2022 at 11:58am

Kerby Brown. Hunt for mutant waves now on RN Abc radio.

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Rabbits68 Monday, 28 Mar 2022 at 3:24pm

Yeah that Conversations with Kerby Brown was bloody good. Hell of a story near the end.

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goofyfoot Monday, 28 Mar 2022 at 8:17pm
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Yeah that Conversations with Kerby Brown was bloody good. Hell of a story near the end.

That’ll be tomorrow listening for the drive to work.

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Rabbits68 Monday, 28 Mar 2022 at 9:29pm
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Yeah that Conversations with Kerby Brown was bloody good. Hell of a story near the end.

That’ll be tomorrow listening for the drive to work.

Good call GF. Reckon you'll enjoy it.

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zenagain Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 2:05am

WTF!? Overnight press release:

"March 31st 2022 Santa Monica.

The World Surf League (WSL), established in 1976, is the global home of surfing. The WSL is dedicated to changing the world through the inspirational power of surfing by creating authentic events, experiences, and storytelling to inspire a growing, global community to live with purpose, originality, and stoke.

The WSL in partnership with Billabong and Hydro Flask are proud to announce, in keeping with the WSL's vision of diversity, inclusivity and gender equality, from 2023 have renamed the contest formerly known as the Billabong Pro Pipeline Masters has changed to the Billabong Pro Pipeline Specialists.

WSL CEO and Chief Strategist Erik Logan said in a recent interview with Metrosource- "The WSL is committed to removing any and all gender specific language from surfing and we feel the time is right to change the word Masters from what is arguably the most prestigious and revered contest in the history of pro surfing. This sends a strong message to the surfing world that surfing and competition is all encompassing and can help to break down the barriers and stereotypes that may dissuade people and in particular our friends in the LGBTQIA+ community from considering a career within our surf fraternity."

Former eleven time World Championship Tour and eight time Pipe Specialist Kelly Slater "I've been truly blessed by the sport of surfing but I have also seen first-hand how hurtful and discriminatory language such as he, him, man, master etc. can be. This can only be a good thing for surfing and a positive step in the right direction if we want to grow the sport and watch it flourish in this changing world." they said.

Two time WCT champion and proud flyer of the rainbow flag on their competition jersey Tyler Wright said "I've been waiting for the day when pro surfing would finally grow up and embrace the fact that surfing and queerness go hand in hand. No longer shall anyone have to hide behind a cloak of toxic masculinity and bravado in order to pursue a career in pro surfing."

The 2023 Billabong Pro Pipe Specialists supported by Hydro Flask waiting period starts January 29th through February 10th 2023.

https://www.worldsurfleague.com/
https://repipespecialists.com/"

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thermalben Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 5:55am

Where'd ya get that, Zen? Ain't on the WSL site, nor can it be found via Google (and, wasn't received via press release here either).

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Hot tuna Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 6:01am

April 1st isn’t till tomorrow at WSL HQ.

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Optimist Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 6:07am

Gee Ben , didn’t ya know all that was happening….Zens all over it.

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Supafreak Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 6:51am

Well played zen , good to start the day with a laugh.

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udo Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 7:07am

Ha ha ha....Zennie thats Gold !

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zenagain Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 10:34am

I was hoping I'd get at least one.

Not sure if Ben was it or just ran with it.

Got Blindboy a few years ago- that was fun.

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thermalben Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 10:44am

Bloody hell, how did I miss the date? I have been on the road for a few days so haven't been watching the clock, that's my excuse I suppose.

Well played, good sir.

BTW, reminds me of the angry emails we received a few years back when we flipped all of the surfcams on April 1 (made rights look like lefts etc) and - using the Noosa surfcam - announced the launch of a brand new surfcam from a secret lefthander somewhere in NSW. Whilst most saw the irony in the gag, it was fascinating to see how outraged a few people became was about a surfcam that didn't exist, at an unnamed location that didn't exist either (long lefthand cobblestone point in NSW?).

Ah, memories.

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zenagain Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 10:53am

Zing!

Thanks Ben. Made my day.

Do you think I captured the PR speak? I thought I did alright.

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thermalben Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 12:01pm

Zen, you nailed it, hence my genuine reply. If you're after a job I can put in a good word with Dave Prodan.

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zenagain Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 12:10pm

Ha ha! Cheers. I'm good Ben but it would be cool if he could see it.

Ps- I think I got ELO spot on.

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lostdoggy Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 12:13pm

Well done Zen.
Didn’t they already stop calling it the pipe masters but non WSL media keeps doing it anyway?

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zenagain Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 12:27pm

Gosh I'm not sure. I just wanted to run with something contemporary and believable. This whole wokester stuff does my head in sometimes. If you notice I was really careful not to use gendered language.

Btw- Metrosource is the second most popular gay magazine in the US.

Anyway, had fun putting that together and no higher honour than zinging the Le Grande Fromage of the website himself. I can sit back now and stroke my beard in smug self-satisfaction.

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batfink Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 6:26pm

Is Blindboy still around or did he hang up his electronic quill?

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goofyfoot Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 7:08pm
zenagain wrote:

Ha ha! Cheers. I'm good Ben but it would be cool if he could see it.

Ps- I think I got ELO spot on.

Good work zen! Nailed elo I reckon. You cunny funt

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oxrox Friday, 1 Apr 2022 at 7:47pm

Haha well written Zen

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udo Wednesday, 6 Apr 2022 at 8:55am

Didnt know where to post this
OMFG - Holy shit this is so farkn disturbing

https://www.news.com.au/sport/afl/cctv-footage-shows-former-afl-players-...

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zenagain Wednesday, 6 Apr 2022 at 1:44pm

Lordy. Those two are gonna have to work pretty hard to stay out of jail for that.

That is beyond disturbing.

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Supafreak Wednesday, 6 Apr 2022 at 7:55pm
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udo Monday, 11 Apr 2022 at 7:41pm

I May have already posted this ...

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andy-mac Friday, 15 Apr 2022 at 4:13pm
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udo Friday, 15 Apr 2022 at 4:33pm

The Full episode is Good - 2 hrs long

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andy-mac Friday, 15 Apr 2022 at 4:32pm
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The Full episode is Good
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01mKyn_Gwcs

Yeah have seen it :). I have been following some of Paul Stamets research into mycelium networks and plant communication. Mind blowing stuff if at all true.... He is such an interesting guy to listen to .

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andy-mac Friday, 15 Apr 2022 at 4:34pm

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This is good also... If could pick anyone to have a dinner party with, these 2 would be too of list ..

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jwithay Friday, 15 Apr 2022 at 5:19pm

If you're into fungi andy-mac check out Alan Rockerfeller, hes not as entertaining as some of Stamets vids but he is the real deal.

also of interest, Alistair McTaggart from University of Queensland -he's currently undertaking an Australia wide psilocybe survey and some of the results and findings thus far are pretty interesting

https://alistairmctaggart.weebly.com/magicmushrooms

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-08-30/magic-mushroom-research/100...

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andy-mac Friday, 15 Apr 2022 at 5:44pm
jwithay wrote:

If you're into fungi andy-mac check out Alan Rockerfeller, hes not as entertaining as some of Stamets vids but he is the real deal.

https://youtu.be/kJVXAALRfRo

also of interest, Alistair McTaggart from University of Queensland -he's currently undertaking an Australia wide psilocybe survey and some of the results and findings thus far are pretty interesting

https://alistairmctaggart.weebly.com/magicmushrooms

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-08-30/magic-mushroom-research/100...

Thank you... Will give them a good look. :)

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Optimist Monday, 18 Apr 2022 at 5:35am

If your an early riser …you can watch Jupiter Venus Mars and Saturn line up…nice.

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batfink Monday, 18 Apr 2022 at 10:09am
andy-mac wrote:
udo wrote:

The Full episode is Good
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01mKyn_Gwcs

Yeah have seen it :). I have been following some of Paul Stamets research into mycelium networks and plant communication. Mind blowing stuff if at all true.... He is such an interesting guy to listen to .

Hi Andy, I don’t think it’s a case of ‘if it’s all true’. Pretty much verified science, at least in terms of communication between plants and trees via mycelium.

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batfink Monday, 18 Apr 2022 at 10:10am
Optimist wrote:

If your an early riser …you can watch Jupiter Venus Mars and Saturn line up…nice.

Thanks Optimist. Love to hear this stuff and will watch out tomorrow at my usual 4.00 am awakening. Venus has been so bright lately. So good to be able to see stars again.

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jwithay Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022 at 9:15am

A young Alex Jones...

"the truth is out there in front of you, but they lay out these buffet of lies...i'm sick of it, and i'm not gonna take a bite out of it...you got me!"

"humankind is too good, we're not a bunch of underachievers, we're gonna stand up, and we're gonna be human beings! we're gonna get fired up about the real things! the things that matter! creativity! and the dynamic human spirit, that refuses to submit!"

Ah Alex, what was it Nietzsche said about those who fight with monsters?

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stunet Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022 at 10:47am

Josh Keogh for Kelly Slater:

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burleigh Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022 at 10:59am
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Josh Keogh for Kelly Slater:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CceVZohhawE/

That entire board looks horrible. Hope we get to see Slater ride it.

Edit: Just saw the comment from Slater saying he was going to ride it yesterday.

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udo Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022 at 2:38pm

Did you want Flies with that....
https://www.itemfix.com/v?t=ijq2hx

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Supafreak Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022 at 2:41pm
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Did you want Flies with that....
https://www.itemfix.com/v?t=ijq2hx

What’s wrong with a bit of protein , isn’t this the food hans wants us to eat ?

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stunet Thursday, 21 Apr 2022 at 12:33pm

'Australia spent a million dollars training me – and now I’m leaving'

https://www.smh.com.au/education/australia-has-spent-a-million-dollars-t...

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blackers Thursday, 21 Apr 2022 at 1:32pm
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'Australia spent a million dollars training me – and now I’m leaving'

https://www.smh.com.au/education/australia-has-spent-a-million-dollars-t...

Christian Porter relegated to Minister for Science, the least important role in Government. Says it all really. Cut funding for public institutions, but pay for private. Cut research funding so the brightest minds have to leave the country. Fits the “anti -elite” narrative I guess, and a fine example of sound economic management and long term planning. No doubt the cheer squad see such complaints as another example of these lefty educated types having no understanding of the real world.

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chook Thursday, 21 Apr 2022 at 2:23pm

ummm...our best and brightest don't do their PhDs in Australia. the best and brightest do their undergraduate studies in Australia, earn a first class honours and then are offered scholarships to do a PhDs at an Ivy League in the US.

And most of those return to Australia after 10 to fifteen years in the US. So, the balance book is definitely in favour of Australia on this one. It's the US paying for our best and brightest.

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velocityjohnno Thursday, 21 Apr 2022 at 5:41pm

comment on that article:

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"You were collateral damage by being part of the university system. The "businesses" that universities created from the money trough of international students effectively turned government and public opinion against them."