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.

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  1. Gezza

     /  October 1, 2018

    Raining quite heavily; looks like it’ll be a pluvial day. Stream’s up a foot or two and flooding dirty brown. No eel feeding today.

    Ludmilla & Ivan flew in about 11.30 am. Ludmilla’s happy sitting on the lawn in the rain beside my wheelie bin. Ivan’s flown off somewhere.

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    • Gezza

       /  October 1, 2018

      The sun’s come out, the skies are blue
      Well ok, partly – still clouds too
      At last the rain has gone and stopped
      When I went to New World and shopped 😎

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  October 1, 2018

        I went into Pak & Save,
        And did them both, this shop’s my fave,
        Countdown’s prices are too steep,
        But Pak & Save is very cheep.
        It’s been quite warm and sunny here,
        Or was, it’s cloudy now, I fear.

        I saw a LITTLE KINGFISHER this morning….tooooooo sweeeeeet, just like a big one but tiny.

        The dog was not Mummy’s Angel Boy in the early hours when the little bugger heard a possum outside and carried on like a raving lunatic. I let him out and the possum, who was sitting on the bird table, decided that discretion was the better part of valour and disappeared over the fence.

        Some write verse,
        And some write worse,
        Our offerings are not English Lit,
        But scan and rhyme, which helps a bit,

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        • Gezza

           /  October 1, 2018

          I have a pukeko stomping around on my roof. I better go see what it’s up to. o_O
          4.48pm

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          • Gezza

             /  October 1, 2018

            It was Aspen. He wanted to know if the restaurant was open. Jojo was with him.
            Yes it was. Two satisfied diners.

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            • Kitty Catkin

               /  October 1, 2018

              Sparky wasn’t there today, so missed out on a treat. I didn’t ask about him, as I don’t want to draw attention to him.

              I am being visited by blackbirds who must have heard of the Bird’s Bistro.

              Hasn’t Aspen ever heard of coming to the door to make these enquiries ?

            • Gezza

               /  October 1, 2018

              Yes – he does sometimes. They all do except Bluey. They either tap on the full length window by the slider or they bang – once – on the metal mesh at the bottom of the screen door, and stand on the ramp waiting for me to check who’s there.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  October 1, 2018

            I have possums and sometimes cats stamping around on mine.

            The noise that the cat who fell off the roof and into a tree made was extraordinary.

            I know someone who saw her cat jump onto a roof from another roof and fall because her paws couldn’t gain any purchase on the roof. The cat did that thing that we see them doing in nature films, twisting around in the air and dropping gracefully down on all four paws. It’s a wonderful thing to witness. I have seen a cat do this and it’s astonishing to see them recover so wonderfully.

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            • Gezza

               /  October 1, 2018

              Tried to tell me he wasn’t hunting waterbirds; was just out jogging.

            • robertguyton

               /  October 1, 2018

              That’s funny.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  October 1, 2018

              Yes, it looks like a video of an innocent animal.

              The cat who fell off my roof and was seen sitting in a tree with his legs in the air and well and truly wedged in between the branches tried to tell me that he wasn’t stuck, he always sat like that in trees. He was quite comfortable, thank you.

              He was quite a bit balder when he extricated himself, The tree was adorned with gingery fur.

            • robertguyton

               /  October 1, 2018

              Moss.

            • No, it was long, fluffy gingery fur that was only where moggy had been.

              The poor thing must have looked very odd with his bald patches.

  2. Ray

     /  October 1, 2018

    The usual suspects have been running a case against “whataboutism ” despite using it for the nine years preceding last year’s election.
    Here is a fairly good argument for it.

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  3. Ray

     /  October 1, 2018

    “Whataboutism is another word for “the Socratic method” and whataboutism is taught in law schools as a way to identify governing equally applicable principles.
    It is an absolutely legitimate source of inquiry.”
    Quoting Mike Cernovich

    Bumped the wrong button Gezza and for some reason cut and paste wouldn’t work.

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    • Blazer

       /  October 1, 2018

      so are you for or against …whataboutry…or unsure?

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  October 1, 2018

        That doesn’t mean that ‘But what about X doing Y ?’ when it’s used as a diversion from A doing B is a reasonable answer in a debate.

        This is General Chat, anyway.

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      • Griff.

         /  October 1, 2018

        Whataboutism is rhetoric intended to distract from the question at hand .

        Mike Cernovich
        Quoting someone who is regularly featured on Alex Jones’s info wars et al is a fail my friend .
        It makes you a ….crank.

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  4. High Flying Duck

     /  October 1, 2018

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  October 1, 2018

      Did you ever see the one from England where a young man and his friends videoed him putting a firework (rocket) up his bum and lighting it to see it fly out and away ? It didn’t, of course, and he was quite badly burned. I don’t know how they explained the burns when he went to A & E.

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    • robertguyton

       /  October 1, 2018

      Why would you want to be the plinth? Why? Why?

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  October 1, 2018

        Because you’re stupid ?

        Because you don’t realise that your friend (sic) can’t kick high enough to avoid your head ?

        Because you don’t know about the sphincter in your bum that will clamp itself around a firework and not let it escape ?

        Why would you come home drunk, turn the gas on in your caravan but not light it, come out in the morning and light a cigarette ?

        Or cut an extension cord that’s plugged in, using metal scissors ?

        Or sniff chloroform to see if it really does make someone unconscious ?

        Or…….

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