General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

20 Comments

  1. phantom snowflake

     /  March 22, 2018

    • Pickled Possum

       /  March 22, 2018

      Genres: Synth-pop, Alternative dance, Dance-rock, Post-punk, Electronica,
      New wave in 1980. I was at Uni then. Memories.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  March 22, 2018

        Youngster.

        • Pickled Possum

           /  March 23, 2018

          Well .. not really a youngster. Adult student sounds more like it.
          butt I have to say that was some great dancing music in those days.

  2. Gezza

     /  March 22, 2018

    Yay Pickles!

    It’s a shitty wet day here but I just heard a very recognisable whinging from my patio & when I went to the slider there was Pickly boy. The gate’s closed so the only way he can have got in is if he flew up to the fence-top and down into the yard.

    So I went our & fed the little whinger and came back inside to see if I could catch him flying out again.

    I’m calling that his 2nd flight. That’s m’boy. Earned his wings now. So proud here! 😀

    • Gezza

       /  March 22, 2018

      🙄 *went out

      • Pickled Possum

         /  March 22, 2018

        Oh Gez That was Stupendous … extremely impressive …
        just in case you thought I mean something else.

        2 nights ago while enjoying a SUD on the veranda I heard something heavy and hungry in MY!!!! Red Delicious apple tree.
        But he knew I was going for my torch so jumped out of the tree and off.
        The next day I went to inspect the damage *8* apples on the ground …
        he didn’t even finish one before he bit into another. Greedy Gutz.

        The Tim Trap was set last night and lo and behold there this morning is a
        Huge red black coon caught by the neck. Instant death.
        I heard it go off last night.
        I smiled with sweet satisfaction.
        No coons gonna hurt my Red Delis apples No more.

        ps I’m gonna burn him, put it in a spray and spray around the fruit forest.
        The coons are in great condition, so there’s no need to come over here!

    • Gezza

       /  March 22, 2018

      Gawd. Typical boy! The stream’s in flood so Pickles can’t play in that today. So … having worked out he can fly, he’s apparently now decided he’s indestructable, & that he likes heights, so now he’s climbing around a treetop as well. It’s pouring with rain & he’s been sitting up in this tree for half an hour now. :/

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 22, 2018

        Coons ? What is an NZ coon ? We don’t have raccoons here.

        • Gezza

           /  March 22, 2018

          I didn’t say anything about coons?

          • Pickled Possum

             /  March 22, 2018

            I think she was talking to me Bro. A coon Miss is what we call a possum.
            Not to be confused with a Fal-Coon car or a Fal-Coon bird of prey.

            • Gezza

               /  March 22, 2018

              Ya nephew eventually fell out of that tree. Seems to be ok. Still whinging.

            • Pickled Possum

               /  March 23, 2018

              Hope he is alright .. Got to give it to him … that boy pook of yours
              he’s a trier Alrightee! He just all of a sudden .. grew up!
              So fast … wish children were like that
              but OH NO! Some don’t learn to fly till they are 30.
              A little bit more female love and caring is what pickles needs
              How bout a tartan rug laid down by the wheat bowl Gez
              make him feel wanted.

            • Gezza

               /  March 23, 2018

              Can’t mollycoddle him Poss. He’s gotta toughen up. It’s a jungle out there. He’ll probably be getting the push & have to move further downstream when he’s a bit older.

            • Pickled Possum

               /  March 23, 2018

              Oh Gosh the male sighkee is something to be hold my dear bro.
              Toughen up? Does that mean a concrete pill for the rest of his life.

              I wonder if big Pharma makes anti-depressants for bird life ..
              they make it for cats and dogs!! Believe it or not!

              Will Pickles be like the prodigal son and return to his turangawaewae
              when he has conquered the down stream. Bet you he will.

              My dog opened up the big black coon I left by the fire to burn.
              So now I have to skin a gutless possum … good for the dog
              but not with the hair or claws on.

              Dog got sent to dog jail early and is not allowed on my bed
              till all traces of coon smell have gone.

              It’s a fab day up here in the Far North
              Can’t hear Obama playing golf or anything.

              Kelvin Davis has gone off the radar and
              Matt King has the best secretary ever
              she instantly writes or rings you when a question is needed be be answered by the elected MP.
              Some other MP’s give a instant reply..
              Some mail comes back ‘sorry no mp here!’
              Some don’t even acknowledge they received your email. Blahhhhh
              catcha lata bro.

  3. Griff

     /  March 22, 2018

    Possum don’t care about dead possums. They will climb over dead relatives to get at a good smell.
    My goodnature had half a dozen around the base a week after it was first set.
    They lasted until the pigs smelt the stench .
    Now I live here the dog checks under the trap every morning for any kill.’
    I only know if trap is working. because dog leaves his biscuits alone if there is fresh meat.
    He killed something last night because I heard squealing and he did not eat breakfast.
    The only thing that worrys me is the boars around here a a little to big for the dog to cope with by himself.
    He is dumb enough to try. Him and his brother would take down a full grown bull if I let them.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 22, 2018

      We had a Husky next door who was a sweetnatured girl unless one was a possum. She sent quite a few to meet their maker ! Grey fur everywhere….

  4. Blazer

     /  March 22, 2018

    a little bit..country..