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.

24 Comments

  1. Pickled Possum

     /  October 17, 2018

    Geeza this is so darn funni you will be laffing all day.

    • Gezza

       /  October 17, 2018

      😀

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  October 17, 2018

        How sexist, and rather longwinded. I f-fed to get to the end, as it was rather slow & repetitious getting to the predictable end line.

        • Gezza

           /  October 17, 2018

          Possum’s trying to cheer me up. I’ve had two tragic losses in one week.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  October 18, 2018

            Would Possum find it funny if the idiot who’s an idiot because of her appearance was a Maori who’s automatically relegated to the classification of stupidity because of this?

            • Pickled Possum

               /  October 18, 2018

              Are you a blonde miss? Sounds like it.
              I thought it was funni because it was making fun of her stupidity in thinking that first class wasn’t going to Sydney
              but if she moved back to eco that was going to Sydney.
              Not because she was blonde and beautiful or what she looked like.
              You got that one wrong … again.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  October 18, 2018

              I didn’t get it wrong, it was obvious that that line or a similar one was coming in this tired, old and obvious joke. There have been so many variations on it that one knows from the beginning how it will end.

              I am not a blonde. I don’t like blonde jokes because they are sexist, dated and racist.

              Try making the main character Maori and see if you still find this joke amusing when a Maori is stupid enough to believe something like that simply because they are Maori. I imaginr that if someone told a joke whose main character was a Maori and stupid because they are Maori that you would find it racist.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  October 18, 2018

              You must know that the point was that she was blonde; blonde jokes have been around for many years.

              The pilot ‘spoke blonde because his wife was blonde.’ Sexist and racist.

  2. phantom snowflake

     /  October 17, 2018

    So many songs titled ‘Burning Bridges’! This is my favourite one…

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  October 17, 2018

      Auntie Winnie showed predictable bad taste playing Burning Bridges yesterday. Childish.

      I was amazed by how short a time PF were together before one member died, and how long ago that was! Er, not that I remember them, of course.

      • phantom snowflake

         /  October 17, 2018

        I’m not sure who you are thinking of, Kitty. The only Pink Floyd members who have died are (former member) Syd Barrett in 2006, and Richard Wright in 2008.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  October 17, 2018

          er….I was thinking of Led Zeppelin, I think.

          • phantom snowflake

             /  October 17, 2018

            That’s a neat trick! Misremember the ‘old days’ so we’ll all think you’re a young thing haha!

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  October 17, 2018

              Is oo twying to say zat me is not a young fing, zen? OOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • phantom snowflake

             /  October 17, 2018

  3. Gezza

     /  October 17, 2018

    I’m not sure where Eli is at the moment but in the last two days Tameiti has showed up for a morning feed. Yesterday afternoon I thought I saw Ella in her usual pozzie so went down and she took a while to come over for a stick-feed. She looked a bit shorter but the water does funny things to the optics and the eels can look smaller or bigger depending on angle and distance.

    Anyway, later on after te news I looked over the fence and realised I’d fed Elvira ! Because although Elvira was still in that pozzie, now Ella was coming up through the rapids, and she’s bloody huge when you can compare the two of them. They had a brief discussion and Elvira moved out.

    Tonight I could see Elvira, Ella’s just arrived & moved into her pozzie, and Eli is heading upstream. A smaller eel was also crossing the stream.

    I have to check to make sure Sweety Pook makes it safely to her destination upstream when she leaves to go over there. She swims past them all. I watch over them constantly now if they come over. They visit much more rarely, and they’re very skittish.

    Bluey let out a series of shrieking alarms about 8 am this morning from the other side of the fence, before I knew he was there, and when I dashed out into my yard, there was Socrates, the Norwegian Forest Cat, under my blimmin lemon tree, lying in wait.

    • Pickled Possum

       /  October 17, 2018

      Shoot Him!!!

      • Pickled Possum

         /  October 17, 2018

        Back to Norway!! I meant😨

        • Gezza

           /  October 17, 2018

          I texted his owner on the weekend & he said he’s been neutered and he sleeps on his bed at night, but he’s allowed out briefly at night and morning. He asked me for a photo of the cat I was talking about. I emailed him a video I made of him in my yard at dawn & jumping over three fences when I told him to stop chasing birds. It’s quite a poignant video clip because in the same clip after he takes off and looks back at me, Ludmilla and Ivan fly in to the yard (they weren’t aware he was there) and my lovely boy Aspen jumps in too.

          His owner says they are going to put a GPS tracking collar on him and I can squirt or throw water at him, but I don’t think that’s going to stop him, tbh. It’s a dilemma. He’s a beautiful cat & I’ve only seen him chase birds, not catch and kill one.

          • Gezza

             /  October 17, 2018

            He’s allowed out after breakfast and dinner & is only gone for 30 minutes, his owner said. The rest of the time he’s kept inside. The thing is I’m chasing him off on a regular basis now. He heads straight up here during his 30 minutes.

          • Gezza

             /  October 17, 2018

            I’ve also seen a massive rat, and I’m the lookout to see if there’s a stoat or ferret around, but not spotted one yet. I haven’t seen Socrates on the river bank, and I’ve found Jojo and Aspen below the banks in the mornings. It’s a mystery killer at the moment, Socrates is just a suspect.

  4. PartisanZ

     /  October 17, 2018

    Compared to this … some songs never really climax at all …