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18 November 2018

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  1. Gezza

     /  November 18, 2018

    Helpful Hint Of The Day

    A good way to quickly get dog hairs out a polar fleece blanket is to wash it with a pair of black track pants.

    When I find a good way to get dog hairs out of black track pants I will post a helpful hint on that too.

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  2. Corky

     /  November 18, 2018

    Observations with Corky:

    Twenty year ago the avocado stand at supermarkets was usually small; frequented only by health nuts who’d discovered the nutritional powerhouse this fruit is. The fruit was basically invisible to most shoppers who past it by.

    It was an acquired taste for me, as it is for many. However, I learnt to really like this fruit, especially after I discovered it has a variety of uses apart from being spread on toast.

    Now avos are mainstream and have been discovered by the middleclass. I’ve noticed the avo stands are large..and expensive. They also seem to be a focal point for middleclass virtue signalling.

    There are people holding the fruit in the air; rotating them and looking for god knows what.
    There are end rubbers who rub their middle finger over the stalk area of the fruit. The squeezers are in two camps..the soft and hard style. The hard stylers aren’t the type of people you tell to stop bruising the fruit. The lookers are a funny lot…they don’t touch the fruit but crank their head in different contortions to examine which fruit they will select.

    However, the biggest group are the face pullers. These economic geniuses stop, look at the price, pull a face and move away with their chins slightly elevated.

    What the hell has society become?

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    • Gezza

       /  November 18, 2018

      Really looking forward to Kitty’s observations later in the day on your observations here, Corks ! 👍

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      • Gezza

         /  November 18, 2018

        4.02 pm ! Nothing !
        Kitty’s let me down. 😦

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        • Gezza

           /  November 18, 2018

          I’ll have to take up the slack myself.

          What the hell has society become?

          Well, when there’s some creepy dude spying on what people do at the avocado and making notes, and translating this into a Theory of Avocado Buyers Personalities & Socio-Economic Status – it’s certainly got to a pretty strange state.

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          • Gezza

             /  November 18, 2018

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            • Kitty Catkin

               /  November 18, 2018

              If the creepy dude really is doing that – the rest is too silly to be dignified with a response -he will be barred from the supermarket.No wonder people walk away.

              He also tells us that he hangs around the cheap meat and thinks that he’s making people jealous because he has a steak in his basket.

            • Gezza

               /  November 18, 2018

              A steak in the basket and a bat in the belfry, possibly. Hard to know without seeing the store’s CCTV footage.

  3. Corky

     /  November 18, 2018

    The dangers of electro magnetic radiation. Billy has gone stir crazy. The camera lady should be doing the housework, or having a quiet sherry. And the dude who stands there like a statue needs to pluck the courage up to take his clothes off and pose for art classes.

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    • PartisanZ

       /  November 18, 2018

      I knew they were puttin’ Hillbillies on reservations over there in them United States. I knew it!

      Which Ozark Mountain Gated Community Camp do them lot live in then? They’s real badly behaved Hillbillies them’s are.

      Land-sakes Pa, what’re them thangs with wheels on ’em? They don’t look a bit like the ole’ Model T truck none’a them thangs … Though I knows they’s some kinda horseless carriage …

      And that giant flying bug-thang! What in Jumpin’ Jehovah Josephat’s name was that!!!???

      Grandma’d spank any HIllbilly neighbours of ours she caught behavin’ like them lot.

      But then, ya gotta ask yurself, why would any neighbours ever live that near to one another?

      Well, exceptin’ when we alls have to go to the stockade ‘coz the Injuns are revoltin’

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      • Corky

         /  November 18, 2018

        Dang there, Parti.. yous and ya kin been on that Hillbilly Cordial again? Yous a writing that fancy script faster than pastor Morgan handling them there Rattlers.

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        • PartisanZ

           /  November 18, 2018

          Dag’nam’it Corky … It’s the Hillbilly Herb tea Granny done brewed up …

          It’s a makin’ me typewrite faster’n I can thank …

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    • Gezza

       /  November 18, 2018

      Youtube’s AI served this one up at the end of that boring video. This one’s much more interesting, Corks.

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  4. Corky

     /  November 18, 2018

    The real world catches up with a snowflake. She can join a long queue of people who didn’t get jobs for a variety of reasons. Starting in her own industry with models who have fuller figures.

    Journalist, Frank Haden, lost out on editorialship jobs because he didn’t crawl to management.

    ”Gurunathan claims she once missed out on her dream job hosting a cooking and travel show because she was told she wouldn’t appeal to the average Kiwi housewife.”

    If she new anything about human nature she would know the average housewife wouldn’t want a beautiful babe hosting such a show. She would remind the target audience of how frumpy they have become..and how boring their lives are.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2018/09/i-am-invisible-here-mixed-race-model-jessie-gurunathan-hits-out-at-nz-s-beauty-industry.html

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  November 18, 2018

      As the people hosting television shows are almost invariably goodlooking, your idea that people don’t want such people reminding them of how frumpy they are (don’t judge everyone by the people you know) and how boring their lives have become (again, not everyone is like the people you know) is shown up as the nonsense it is. If this was indeed the case, who’d watch any travel show? Who’d watch Nigella Lawson? Who’d watch Rachel Hunter?

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      • Gezza

         /  November 18, 2018

        One wonders now when seeing him speak about the average housewife with such assured authority whether Corks is in fact an average housewife? I mean – how would we know ?

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  November 18, 2018

          Well, he wears a dress when he goes into a shop and tells them that he’s just been released….

          It would be quite creepy to have anyone, ‘masculine, feminine or neuter’ hanging around the supermarket peering at one looking at fruit and breathing down one’s neck; I’d find it very offputting and might well decide that I didn’t want an avocado that much after all.

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  5. lurcher1948

     /  November 18, 2018

    Was this YOU Corky, sorry if it isn’t, you are better than this Corky

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  6. Corky

     /  November 18, 2018

    What’s that say’n in them Ozarks, Parti..mutton dressed as lamb? Somebodies got that distemper dee-ease.😄

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    • Corky

       /  November 18, 2018

      Target audience.

      ”A particular group at which a product such as a film or advertisement is aimed.”

      Yep, comprehension skills is a perquisite for not posting vacuous bs.

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