Open Forum – Saturday

8 July 2017

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15 Comments

  1. Missy

     /  July 8, 2017

    No doubt the NZ Herald will pick up this very important story today (/sarc).

    Apparently Dan and Honor Carter were in the Royal Box at Wimbledon today. Not sure how they managed to get an invitation to the Royal Box, though it did seem to be the day for washed up rugby players as he was one of about 4 or 5 who were there today.

    • duperez

       /  July 8, 2017

      Does an insignificant event become more significant when someone points out it’s insignificance?

      • Missy

         /  July 8, 2017

        Probably not, but it is a bit of fluff gossip for a Friday night when I am not interested in getting too serious.

  2. Missy

     /  July 8, 2017

    Another mini heatwave in the UK yesterday and today (31 in London yesterday and 29 today), so of course the Daily Mail have their ‘Britain will be hotter than (fill in the blank)’ articles where they compare the UK temperatures to somewhere traditionally warm – usually the Mediterranean. Today we were hotter than the Agarve!

    1922 and it is still 28 degrees.

    Not helped that my flat cops all day sun (brilliant in winter), the living area faces east, and the bedroom west, so full sun for most of the day making it an oven!

  3. Corky

     /  July 8, 2017

    So I go to check my lotto tickets. The shop I entered had three self-check machines. I say ‘hello’ to the girl behind the counter. There is no one else in the shop and she is just standing behind the counter waiting for customers. I use the first machine. It fails to read, and pops up a notice saying ”machine offline.” I walk across the other side of the shop to try machines 2 and 3. Same thing happens again. I look up at the girl behind the counter who is watching me and say, ” the checkers aren’t working.” She replies,” that’s right sir, we had a power cut and they will be off-line for a couple of hours. Thanks for the heads-up I say sarcastically. She replies that I’m welcome and to have a nice day.

    `Next I’m in an electronics store to buy a pH digital meter. ”Do your meters have a temperature compensating function, I ask the dude?” ”Wouldn’t have a clue, mate.” ”What about buffer solutions”, I query? ”Er, I’ll just get Ed” . ”Buffer solutions”, said Ed? ”Nah, mate. Best bet would be a pool shop, we only sell electronic stuff.” ”Like solder solution to go with a soldering iron”, I say sarcastically. ”Yeah, mate , that type of stuff”, he replies.

    I then joined my tribe at the cafe. It was a well earned latte and quiche. It was good to be surrounded by the middleclass. Dealing with low class morons can be so taxing. I over heard a chap, one table over from us, say smugly, that he puts ginger and organic vanilla in his morning smoothies for a super kick to start the day. I must remember that next saturday.

    • lurcher1948

       /  July 8, 2017

      Maybe the serving plebs could make out that you are not a nice person Corky?just saying

  4. lurcher1948

     /  July 8, 2017

    Mr Farrar of Kiwiblog maybe the correct headline should have been
    WHY HASNT NATIONAL CHANGED THE LAW ON DRINK DRIVING, they have had 9 years to do it…
    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2017/07/why_not_a_ban_for_life.html

  5. lurcher1948

     /  July 8, 2017

    I listened to nationals mouthpiece Mike Hosking waxing on how NZs humming and the countries buzzing the another national mouthpiece Mr Farrar pours water on Hoskings parade saying there’s not enough working???? Come on the propaganda dept of national
    SLOPPY coordination, flapper lips hosking was made to appear stupid…
    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2017/07/why_nz_superannuation_will_be_unaffordable.html

    • Corky.

       /  July 8, 2017

      Talking of co-ordination, Lurchy. Who is running Labour. Andy, Matt or the janitor?

  6. Corky.

     /  July 8, 2017

    Tesla is building a huge power storage facility in Australia. We could go one better and use the Aussie inventions, Australia doesn’t want to know about.

  7. lurcher1948

     /  July 8, 2017

    GO THE ALL BLACKS and go Corky who is probably is a descent New Zealander enjoy your weekend Corkey

  8. lurcher1948

     /  July 8, 2017

    https://youtu.be/KCBS5EtszYI STUFF IT A NICE TRACK

  9. lurcher1948

     /  July 8, 2017