Social chat

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

Do it here. Social only, no politics, issues or debate.

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

27 Comments

  1. Mother

     /  17th February 2019

    My family like Paddington 2.

    I like the part when Henry climbs the ladder into Phoenix’s attic, mumbling as he goes about the insanity of his wife’s endeavours. It’s a sudden change of attitude the top however. My favourite part is Mary’s reaction.

    • Mother

       /  17th February 2019

      I suppose most people don’t get put off life when they hear preachers say, ‘You must be born again.’ But some people’s lives are ruined by that kind of preaching.

      I think that the most sociable way to live in Aotearoa is to practise Christianity. Many people who are ‘born again’ behave very antisocial.

      • Blazer

         /  17th February 2019

        so you have said,time and…again.🤦‍♂️

        • Mother

           /  18th February 2019

          Poor Blazer.
          Three days ago you told everyone that you had thought through my Christianity message and had decided to treat it with the ‘derision it deserves.’

          It seems most people realise that I have no need nor desire to know of their personal choices re Christianity. They accept that I’m just throwing my ideas into the political arena and that I’m not evangelising.

          At least Gerrit said ‘goodbye’ when he’d had enough of my comments.

          Maureen accused me of bragging. In my need of the Saviour, I have nothing to brag about.

          I hope one day to witness friendliness between Christians and unbelievers on social chat.

  2. NOEL

     /  17th February 2019

    Quick Geeza we need the films of pukes and eels again.

    • Gezza

       /  17th February 2019

      🤔

      ❤️ 😀

    • Gezza

       /  17th February 2019

      Bluey Pook’s new pooklet sleeping nest.

      Construction date: Friday 15 February 2019. Late afternoon.
      Minor modifications: Saturday 16 February 2019. Late afternoon.
      Occupation date: 8.35 pm Saturday 16 February 2019. 8.45 pm.
      Sleeps 1 adult male pukeko + 3 pooklets.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  17th February 2019

        I hope that he had a permit for the building and modifications.

        • Gezza

           /  17th February 2019

          Yes, I inspected the work regularly & oversaw construction. Naturally I kept a video record. You were provided with a full video record for your inspection yesterday.

          Same with the modifications, which were basically just a tidy up & installation of some extra insulation.

          The dwelling is snug when fully occupied & is earthquake resistant.

          While it is not weathertight, the occupants are.

          Sir Gerald Ormsby Batterea Bradders
          🐧 Avian Aviation Authority 🐧
          Thank you. That is all.
          1446 hours

  3. Kitty Catkin

     /  17th February 2019

    Fingers crossed that Musso Mynah’s not having it all his own way, the bully. If only there was something that would poison mynahs and not other birds…anyone who invented that would be a millionaire.

    • Gezza

       /  17th February 2019

      We never see a mynah bird here in North Welly. They were ubiquitous in Taranaki, where I come from. A lot of starlings where I lived too. They roosted in a group of big macrocarpas. We used to see those incredible flocks of them making moving shapes in the evenings before they roosted.

      I think they have mynahs in Whanganui. Not sure where their ecological boundary is as one heads further South. I’m pretty sure my aunty said they have them where she lives in Levin.

      Do they have any wild mynah birds in the South Island?

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  18th February 2019

        They do have them in Wanganui. Bloody things.

        I heard of two pet ones today. Pet mynahs ? Spare me. Hearing about them leaning into the nesting boxes and killing the baby birds would be enough to put anyone off them.

  4. High Flying Duck

     /  17th February 2019

    This does my head in…

    • Gezza

       /  17th February 2019

      Yep. For me it was the rectangular plate, bottom right corner. But I don’t think it matters which plate you see as right side up. Once you’re told that, & you spot any one of them that looks like it might be the right way up to you, suddenly they all do.

      • High Flying Duck

         /  17th February 2019

        And they stay that way, even if you come back to it.

        • Gezza

           /  17th February 2019

          Which one tripped the perspective change switch for you?

          • High Flying Duck

             /  17th February 2019

            The round plate far right. Can’t see any of them upside down at all now.

            • Gezza

               /  17th February 2019

              I’m like Maureen, below. If I look at them all individually again, one of them will switch back to appearing face down, & then they all do again. And vice versa.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  17th February 2019

              Depends on whether you interpret the light as coming from the left or right. I haven’t stopped seeing as coming from the left so far.

            • Gezza

               /  17th February 2019

              @Al

              Serious question. Are you saying you can only see them one way, i.e. from one perspective?

    • MaureenW

       /  17th February 2019

      That’s an intriguing image, round plate on the left and suddenly they all appear right way up, but they change back again to appearing upside-down

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  17th February 2019

        If they’re face down, they wouldn’t have shadows inside them. I think that someone’s having people on.

    • Griff.

       /  17th February 2019

      All of the plates are right side up the trick is the suggestion.
      The two smaller bowls lower left have the same shadow if they were upside down the one over the plate would look noticeably different .

  5. duperez

     /  17th February 2019

    • Gezza

       /  17th February 2019

      I enjoyed that but God the singing was [expletive deleted] horrible. 😀

  6. Alan Wilkinson

     /  17th February 2019

    Just shouted a couple of elderly friends a wonderful lunch at Paroa Bay Winery with food and view to die for. Highly recommended to anyone up this way.

    • Gezza

       /  17th February 2019

      Yes, I remember it well. Couple of photos of it & the view are in that movie I posted for you. Wish I’d also taken a pic of you paying for me now. Helps me remember that sometimes you’re not a bad sort of chap. Tell no one.