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Title: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Snow on January 02, 2021, 11:15:35 AM
Locking the 2020 thread n starting this one.  :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: alnjan on January 02, 2021, 12:16:04 PM
Had to drop some stuff at our son's and while there talking to our Grandson and he tells me, "Mummy is growing a baby today" 

She is about mid term but still made me smile
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 03, 2021, 06:03:19 PM
They're serious aren't they?
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 03, 2021, 06:04:10 PM
They're serious aren't they?
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which is why I hate selling Shit.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 03, 2021, 06:07:57 PM
which is why I hate selling Shit.
Do they want to put a car in a fridge?
;)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: spadge on January 04, 2021, 10:19:16 AM
Had a friend selling tyres on Facebook had a message asking what cars they fit.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: griz on January 04, 2021, 11:27:17 AM
My 8 month old Grand daughter has come to visit...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: doc evil on January 04, 2021, 11:29:36 AM
it's not just selling stuff...………….seen on faceache and were legitimate questions…………"what is the best pillow for camping" and the best yet, "how many eggs should I take this weekend"...………..FMD...……...are people really that stupid?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hewy54 on January 04, 2021, 12:10:45 PM
Had a friend selling tyres on Facebook had a message asking what cars they fit.
Sounds like a genuine question to me
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 04, 2021, 12:20:12 PM
Quote from: Hairs
Do they want to put a car in a fridge?
;)
like when your selling something worth 2000 new, used once for 1000 and they offer you 200 after turning up 3 hours later than the original meeting time... and wonder why you slam the door in their face
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: spadge on January 04, 2021, 01:13:35 PM
Sounds like a genuine question to me

He put up the size of the Ttyre a list of all cars a tyre size fits would be a mile long.  Different if they asked what car it came off.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 04, 2021, 01:56:51 PM
My 8 month old Grand daughter has come to visit...
Awesome,
Hope you guys have a blast.
Happy Days.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 04, 2021, 01:57:42 PM
Had a friend selling tyres on Facebook had a message asking what cars they fit.
Mind numbing, hey.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Davepatrol on January 04, 2021, 02:54:51 PM
Daughter gave birth to a baby boy 4 day's before Xmas  :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 04, 2021, 02:59:08 PM
Daughter gave birth to a baby boy 4 day's before Xmas  :cup: :cheers:
Happy Days Mate.
:) :) :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on January 04, 2021, 03:04:18 PM
Daughter gave birth to a baby boy 4 day's before Xmas  :cup: :cheers:

Congrats Dave... :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 04, 2021, 03:44:22 PM
Daughter gave birth to a baby boy 4 day's before Xmas  :cup: :cheers:

& it took you this long too sober up enough to post about it ??? ;D >:D

Congratulations, Grandad! ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on January 04, 2021, 03:47:08 PM
Congrats on the grandbub, they give you a new lease on life. ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Davepatrol on January 04, 2021, 04:08:54 PM
Yeah, thank's guys. Certainly been a big couple of weeks :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: griz on January 04, 2021, 06:03:22 PM
Congats on the Grandchild, being a poppy is awesome.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on January 04, 2021, 11:16:33 PM
Great news on the little bloke .. Hope mum and bub are all doing good ..  Start picking out the camping gear and spots for him    ..
Our grandsons birthday  is two days before Christmas ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on January 05, 2021, 10:22:06 AM
Mrs Edz entered a face book comp by OPUS CAMPERS  " OPOUS 4 camper set up, onsite at a caravan park of your choice no more than 1.5 hrs away from their showroom  for 7 days at their expence     " Cotton Tree caravan park Marroochydore here we come ..Yeah I know a caravan park, but hey right on the river and beach and at their expence .. Winner .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 05, 2021, 10:34:37 AM
Mrs Edz entered a face book comp by OPUS CAMPERS  " OPOUS 4 camper set up, onsite at a caravan park of your choice no more than 1.5 hrs away from their showroom  for 7 days at their expence     " Cotton Tree caravan park Marroochydore here we come ..Yeah I knpw a caravan park, but hey right on the river and beach and at their expence .. Winner .
Free is always a great word!!!! have fun while ya can up there :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on January 05, 2021, 12:02:01 PM
Hopefully Pallet Jack doesnt lock NSW out of QLD all together by then ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on January 05, 2021, 12:25:07 PM
Mrs Edz entered a face book comp by OPUS CAMPERS  " OPOUS 4 camper set up, onsite at a caravan park of your choice no more than 1.5 hrs away from their showroom  for 7 days at their expence     " Cotton Tree caravan park Marroochydore here we come ..Yeah I know a caravan park, but hey right on the river and beach and at their expence .. Winner .

Congratulations. Good to know someone does really win these type of things. I went to a birthday do awhile ago, at the adjoining eatery and the food wasn't too bad. 'The Boat Shed' it's called, from memory.
Have a good time.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 05, 2021, 02:56:19 PM
Congratulations! :cup:

Have you told her yet that she won; or is the rest of the family going without you ??? >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Wazza999 on January 05, 2021, 04:01:47 PM
Apparently the exploding whale is infamous anyway it's a little past the 50th anniversary of a fail in beach cleanup 101:
https://www.google.com/search?q=exploding+whale+video+youtube&oq=exploding+whale+video+&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0i457j0l3.17714j0j7&client=ms-android-hmd-rev2&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8# (https://www.google.com/search?q=exploding+whale+video+youtube&oq=exploding+whale+video+&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0i457j0l3.17714j0j7&client=ms-android-hmd-rev2&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#)

2011 NT Pajero; 2007 Goldstream Crown 4B
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MDS69 on January 05, 2021, 04:06:48 PM
My elderly parents were down from Qld staying at my brothers place in the greater Sydney area for Christmas. On the day the Qld premier announced residents have to home by 1.00am last Tuesday or go into self funded quarantine mum tried to get flights home but all planes were full. They waited a few days to se if the conditions would change. Dad has dementia and had a couple of meltdowns at my brothers saying he wanted to go home not really realising they had to go into 14 day quarantine and he wouldn’t have coped in isolation nor mum trying to A) keep him in the room and B) trying to keep him entertained and her keep her sanity as she is struggling dealing with this fairly recent condition. They bit the bullet and flew home today expecting to go into quarantine and keep in mind the area the hotels are in are where they lived anyway with some being on the same block, and armed with their paperwork were asked where have you come from. The officials looked up the suburb my parents had been staying at since before Christmas and said nup not on the list so you are free to go. Anyway there had been no reported cases within 50km of where they have been. This is a massive relief for mum. Winning.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on January 05, 2021, 04:24:49 PM
. Anyway there had been no reported cases within 50km of where they have been. This is a massive relief for mum. Winning.

No reported cases within 80K's of where I live, but I'm still in greater Sydney and I doubt it would matter if I wanted to cross a border.
I couldn't find when the central coast got lumped in with Sydney, but it is what it is ??
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 06, 2021, 06:35:43 AM
Sorry to hear about your Dad :'(, but good that they made it home OK! :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on January 06, 2021, 08:15:17 PM
https://www.facebook.com/abcinbrisbane/posts/10159364988859669 (https://www.facebook.com/abcinbrisbane/posts/10159364988859669)    :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on January 06, 2021, 08:25:50 PM
I wonder who he paid to empty/drink the beer can paddles???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on January 06, 2021, 08:39:28 PM
That stuff in the soldier cans is alright on cornflakes at 5 am watching the sun come up on Fraser . Especialy when its all you could get at the shop ..  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: filcar on January 07, 2021, 09:36:56 AM
 >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 07, 2021, 09:44:34 AM
Ehehehehe :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: HEM19X on January 07, 2021, 10:17:49 AM
Watching the Big Bash the other night - Michael Slater told the story of his new years eve adventure to Wagga... I guess you had to be there!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on January 07, 2021, 11:21:15 AM
Buick Riviera 4 x 4 Built by the guys at Rainbow beach . Still remember the Caddy they did, Then stretched it and added 6 x 6 drive . From memory Vic Hisslop ended up with it ??
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on January 07, 2021, 07:01:18 PM
These guys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EgG_j1CEDs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EgG_j1CEDs)  ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on January 07, 2021, 08:22:49 PM
This

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: filcar on January 08, 2021, 06:29:53 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 08, 2021, 10:03:29 AM
Interesting Read
https://www.thejunkmap.com.au/moving-rebuilding-heritage-shearing-shed/ (https://www.thejunkmap.com.au/moving-rebuilding-heritage-shearing-shed/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 08, 2021, 12:39:49 PM
Interesting Read
https://www.thejunkmap.com.au/moving-rebuilding-heritage-shearing-shed/ (https://www.thejunkmap.com.au/moving-rebuilding-heritage-shearing-shed/)
Thanks for sharing that.
A great read while having lunch.
Cheers
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 08, 2021, 03:18:45 PM
Not the first time
Ahahaha(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210108/72aca80dd48297703d487a23d951a574.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: filcar on January 11, 2021, 10:35:40 AM
 ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on January 11, 2021, 11:01:29 AM
Trumps Farewell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7kCqrlwDtU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7kCqrlwDtU)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 11, 2021, 02:52:18 PM
& for some really important news ...

It looks like we're getting a lamb ad!!! ;D ;D ;D

https://www.australianlamb.com.au/unitedwelamb/# (https://www.australianlamb.com.au/unitedwelamb/#)

 :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on January 11, 2021, 02:58:45 PM
& for some really important news ...

It looks like we're getting a lamb ad!!! ;D ;D ;D

https://www.australianlamb.com.au/unitedwelamb/# (https://www.australianlamb.com.au/unitedwelamb/#)

 :cup:

Another great ad
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 11, 2021, 03:28:05 PM
Trumps Farewell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7kCqrlwDtU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7kCqrlwDtU)
:cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 13, 2021, 06:40:40 PM
:)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210113/58697b30e722cae09f8a9c6f6b54836a.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on January 14, 2021, 01:19:08 PM
#1 Daughter gave me a belated birthday pressy  .. 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle .. Of the B-17 [ Lacy Lady ]   Garage / restruant .. The guy bought  the bomber / flew it there and it sat up on the garage for nearly 70 years . :cup: 8) 8) .
https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/lacey-lady-b17-wwii-bomber-restored-former-glory.html (https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/lacey-lady-b17-wwii-bomber-restored-former-glory.html)
Done and framed , Im smiling because of the content and the fact she did this for me by her own hand and effort .. Means way more than just a poster in a frame ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 14, 2021, 01:29:08 PM
Nice! ;D

Haven't seen that one anywhere ???

We got 3 for Christmas, then our eldest is getting another for his birthday next week ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on January 14, 2021, 10:53:02 PM
Bush pilots,   love the fix, Just do what ever it takes to get the job done ..   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0TgiF63RFA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0TgiF63RFA)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 15, 2021, 06:14:03 AM
:)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210114/04924acfd8bfb6111749bc1be1086ad0.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 16, 2021, 11:32:08 AM
Local FB buy swap sell.
They don't ask for much.

'Looking for someone to do lawn care, garden work.
Must have insurances, own tools, vehicle/trailer to remove green waste, but I don't want someone who is too expensive/charges alot.'

WTF, good luck with that.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on January 17, 2021, 09:34:58 AM
Proud Dad smiles here atm.

Our 13 y/o daughter competed at the Summer Splash swimming carnival @ Coffs Harbour yesterday.
She did her fastest PB in 50 meter freestyle...........................

...............31 sec.  :cup: :cup:

She just missed placing in her 100 meter free by 2 tenths of sec.
She also equaled her time in 50 butterfly.

She qualified for State swimming last year but covid cancelled that.
Look out State this year  >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on January 17, 2021, 09:51:14 AM
^^^^ 8)^^^^

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 17, 2021, 07:00:21 PM
young bloke travelling the world on a C90...
this part is going through india.. LMAO!
 so much funny - the petrol tanker, the paddock full of people backing one out.... teh crashes..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPne-q4ynts&ab_channel=c90adventures (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPne-q4ynts&ab_channel=c90adventures)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on January 18, 2021, 12:28:06 PM
https://www.facebook.com/VB/videos/784655468804613 (https://www.facebook.com/VB/videos/784655468804613)     A cake for Speewa ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on January 18, 2021, 02:54:44 PM
https://www.facebook.com/VB/videos/784655468804613 (https://www.facebook.com/VB/videos/784655468804613)     A cake for Speewa ;D

Sadly, he doesn't get on here much these days....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on January 18, 2021, 03:04:21 PM
And then there is the next level of stupid >:( >:(
 https://www.mygc.com.au/acting-pm-indicates-pigeon-could-be-killed/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/acting-pm-indicates-pigeon-could-be-killed/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: filcar on January 19, 2021, 08:42:14 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on January 20, 2021, 08:28:55 AM
This crazies antics.  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsLllsBeVqg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsLllsBeVqg)

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 20, 2021, 09:01:53 AM
Sadly, he doesn't get on here much these days....
Where is the old fossil... this place needs him before it dies...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 20, 2021, 09:08:53 AM
Where is the old fossil... this place needs him before it dies...
:cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: noel_w on January 20, 2021, 09:37:48 AM
Where is the old fossil... this place needs him before it dies...
Maybe still looking for a chair?  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 20, 2021, 11:41:58 AM
Maybe still looking for a chair?  :laugh: :laugh:
(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/7483296768/h25889E81/behold-your-throne)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 21, 2021, 07:36:28 AM
Wrong green! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: nab on January 23, 2021, 12:11:10 AM
I saw peanut-free peanut butter today, apparently school safe. Not sure how that works but it made me smile.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: doc evil on January 23, 2021, 08:16:26 AM
I saw peanut-free peanut butter today, apparently school safe. Not sure how that works but it made me smile.

hmmmmm…………………….just butter then  ??? ??? ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 23, 2021, 09:20:26 AM
Not sure if it's smile or groan ???

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/blanc-the-only-full-face-modular-mask (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/blanc-the-only-full-face-modular-mask)

(https://c1.iggcdn.com/indiegogo-media-prod-cld/image/upload/c_limit,w_695/v1610746743/frblyjjfvknmsxd7evnl.png)

I can't see any shops / servo's / banks having a problem with somebody walking in the door wearing one of them! ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on January 23, 2021, 09:38:21 AM
Forget reading the hype and marketing. Go straight to the bottom and read the disclaimers ;D.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on January 23, 2021, 10:51:21 AM
Forget the skin being a Fiat based thing .. I just want to drive it Yes please ..    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C94VIwLbfKk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C94VIwLbfKk)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: lloydus67 on January 23, 2021, 10:57:14 AM
Wow that was unreal edz


Sent from me
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 23, 2021, 12:42:35 PM
Forget reading the hype and marketing. Go straight to the bottom and read the disclaimers ;D.

Thanks, Beamer!

Didn't get that far ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 23, 2021, 05:43:32 PM
Watching NBN news sport report.
And there is the son of the bloke from MAD Magazine.

:)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210123/e800dfe5ec3fa8138a9192301621a6b1.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 24, 2021, 03:26:31 PM
Post edited and posted in the right thread.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 24, 2021, 04:03:30 PM
You might have this in the wrong thread I think.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 24, 2021, 04:09:05 PM
You might have this in the wrong thread I think.
Yeah I have kev,
Cheers mate.
But then again Bruce made everyone smile, if not cringe with his honest outlook on life.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 24, 2021, 10:35:18 PM
From a mate.

Got this from another page. The author Daniel Franklin has really hit the nail on the head with this one 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Enjoy we surely did 😂

🤷🏻???”i don’t get ppl who travel on public holidays... it’s like woohoo a whole extra 24 hours off 😱😱😱 let’s pack everything we own, 17 kids, the canoe, the bbq, pack enough food to feed the whole of a 3rd world nation for a month, the bikes, the dog, 18 fishing rods and Grandma in the 4 tonne LandCruiser we don’t know how to drive.... then we’ll leave early to beat the traffic, ermmmm 10 k out of town no... every other numpty with a BCF membership got the same idea 🙄 oh well nevermind nothing like  9 hours in a traffic jam with screaming bored kids fighting over the DVD player and mashing half  chewed lollies on the carpet while singing “Let it Go!” out of tune for the 19th time...

11.5 hours from home you’ve covered 43.6 kilometres and your cheese is about to slide off your cracker 😤 so you pull into a Service Centre packed with 9753 other equally mental fools, park sideways across 6 spots in the truck section coz you know the Toyota runs on diesel so it’s a ‘truck ‘ isn’t it??

You all pile out of the big lorry ignoring the cold stares from the guy trying to park his 80 foot bdouble for a regulation break, send the kids to line up at Maccas for 57  minutes then still have no fkn clue what they want by the time you reach the server 🤨.... it doesn’t matter what the stinking rugrats order anyway coz 11 minutes later the wrappers are floating across the carpark, the soft serve is on the leather seats and the 9 year old has pickles in her hair and is screaming ‘you’re  a poo poo head!” at the 7 year old who refuses to sit forwards or put his seat belt on 👊🏻....

25.8 hours after leaving home you reach the campsite a whole 103 ks away only to discover there’s no spots left within 17 kilometres of the beach or a toilet so you set up camp with the brown snakes 🐍 nowhere near the neighbors who promised to hold a spot for you 🙄🤦🏻???.....

You spend the next day and a half listening to half pissed Shazza’s yelling “JAYDEN!!! Stop hitting your brother!!” and mumbling to your mates around the campfire about ‘serenity’ and ‘the good life’.... 🔥

9am Monday you’re thinking prison food can’t be that bad surely??? If I just bury them deep enough nobody will find them??
You say fuk this I’ll leave early and beat the traffic while visions of the 23 hour journey down here flash through your head 💭🤔

So you pack the whole shebang back into the Pickle mobile along with the wet dog and sunburnt kids whining  “weeeere hungreeeeeee!!!” , pull out onto the packed highway, find another Maccas to appease the brats. fill the ‘truck’ at $1.91 a litre and head the fuk home with the other 19.3 million nufftys thinkin abbq at home and a sleep in would have been a good idea!!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 25, 2021, 07:23:48 AM
Yep, there's reasons we don't go away on long weekends, & I think youget every one of them there! ;D :'( >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 25, 2021, 09:41:36 AM
2.1 million for a bottle of Whiskey?

https://manofmany.com/lifestyle/drinks/worlds-most-expensive-whisky-set (https://manofmany.com/lifestyle/drinks/worlds-most-expensive-whisky-set)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on January 25, 2021, 10:18:16 AM
2.1 million for a bottle of Whiskey?

https://manofmany.com/lifestyle/drinks/worlds-most-expensive-whisky-set (https://manofmany.com/lifestyle/drinks/worlds-most-expensive-whisky-set)

Sip slowly....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 25, 2021, 11:25:23 AM
Be a bugger waking up the morning after a party to find that lying empty on the living room floor! :o :o :o
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MDS69 on January 25, 2021, 05:23:12 PM
2.1 million for a bottle of Whiskey?

https://manofmany.com/lifestyle/drinks/worlds-most-expensive-whisky-set (https://manofmany.com/lifestyle/drinks/worlds-most-expensive-whisky-set)


So do you mix it with coke no sugar or break out the full strength Version
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 25, 2021, 05:30:56 PM


So do you mix it with coke no sugar or break out the full strength Version
warm coles home brand cola - no ice.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 25, 2021, 06:41:55 PM
First world problems.
440ml can don't fit a Stubbie holder properly
;)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210125/0b9d125bc668f08869cae9de4f085720.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 26, 2021, 08:01:11 AM
Happy Oz Day, everybody! ;D :cup:

& remember, it's going to be a hot day & you need to constantly keep replenishing those fluids, so :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 26, 2021, 11:18:35 AM
Sip slowly....

Drip slowly.. If an eye dropper dispenses on avg 0.05ml per drip, and the bottle holds 750ml, then that's 15,000 drops per bottle. So each drop is about $80.00 worth..

It would be kinda funny dishing out $80.00 serves to your mates when they came around for a test taste though..

Even funnier if you substituted a bottle of J.W. Red LOL.

Edit: Bit of an oversight there... Make that 80 Pounds per drop...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on January 26, 2021, 02:10:36 PM
First world problems.
440ml can don't fit a Stubbie holder properly
;)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210125/0b9d125bc668f08869cae9de4f085720.jpg)

My Dear Hairs, beer should only be consumed from glassware.....................................unless, of course, only metal containers are available. I'm sure they taint the taste.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 26, 2021, 02:49:48 PM
My Dear Hairs, beer should only be consumed from glassware

Oh, quite definitely!

Quote
unless, of course, only metal containers are available.

But in case of utter emergency, anything goes! ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 26, 2021, 04:04:55 PM
these guys takin off again this weekend for Winton Qld

https://www.facebook.com/burrumbuttockhayrunners/ (https://www.facebook.com/burrumbuttockhayrunners/)

https://www.nti.com.au/news-and-resources/articles/nti-back-as-major-sponsor-of-burrumbuttock-hay-run (https://www.nti.com.au/news-and-resources/articles/nti-back-as-major-sponsor-of-burrumbuttock-hay-run)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bigpickle on January 26, 2021, 04:13:43 PM
Oh, quite definitely!

But in case of utter emergency, anything goes! ;D

 :cheers:

I remember back in the late 1960's a group of indigenous people broke into the storeroom at the Laverton WA hotel and pinched a couple of 18 gallon kegs and rolled them a few hundred metres away to a scrub area known as Skull Creek.
Without a spear or gas they removed the bung and upended the keg into a 44 gallon rubbish bin.
They just dipped their cups in and drank away.
Some hours later I was involved in the Battle of Skull Creek and 40 odd were arrested and locked. Busy day, that one.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on January 26, 2021, 05:11:12 PM
Some hours later I was involved in the Battle of Skull Creek and 40 odd were arrested and locked.

What were you charged with?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 26, 2021, 05:25:03 PM
My Dear Hairs, beer should only be consumed from glassware.....................................unless, of course, only metal containers are available. I'm sure they taint the taste.
Your Honor, you are right,
How ever on trips, especially where rough tracks are expected, metal containers are a must.
My Day was spent on the banks of the Nymboida River, in the middle of Nowhere. :)

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on January 26, 2021, 05:48:54 PM
Your Honor, you are right,
How ever on trips, especially where rough tracks are expected, metal containers are a must.
My Day was spent on the banks of the Nymboida River, in the middle of Nowhere. :)

Covid permitting, I'm hoping to be down that way in the near future. Probably the Old Grafton Road etc.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 26, 2021, 06:29:18 PM
Covid permitting, I'm hoping to be down that way in the near future. Probably the Old Grafton Road etc.
One of the very few free NP camps, still have to book on line.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210126/1d302bd24f25405d862ebab02ed0d4b4.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on January 27, 2021, 08:28:19 AM
Thanks, Hairs. That is one of the spots we're considering utilising.
A quick question: Is internet available in the area or should we book ahead? The reason I ask is that we're going to be 'Winging it' route wise, a fair bit on the trip.
Thanks.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 27, 2021, 09:23:58 AM
You'l need to book online ahead.
Couple of our club members camped there from Friday to Today.
They said NPWS Rangers dropped in off & on.
Cheers
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on January 27, 2021, 10:39:46 AM
You'l need to book online ahead.
Couple of our club members camped there from Friday to Today.
They said NPWS Rangers dropped in off & on.
Cheers

Ta!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 27, 2021, 10:46:38 AM
Declan has made it to the VEX nationals again this year, 3 years in a row. Lets see if we get to go to SA in March to compete, proud dad day.

GG
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 27, 2021, 10:51:49 AM
Declan has made it to the VEX nationals again this year, 3 years in a row. Lets see if we get to go to SA in March to compete, proud dad day.

GG
Awesome Mate.
That's fantastic.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 27, 2021, 11:44:59 AM
Declan has made it to the VEX nationals again this year, 3 years in a row. Lets see if we get to go to SA in March to compete, proud dad day.

GG

So when does he start on the prototype robot to setup campers automatically... theres a market for it :)  :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 29, 2021, 10:31:36 AM
Effective yesterday, I am now officially retired! ;D

Will now be able to access my Super, so was very happily able to tell Centrelink that I no longer require their assistance, thank you very much (which also means no longer having to jump through their ever-moving hoops! ???).

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 29, 2021, 10:37:52 AM
LMAO!

Quote
A live television interview is going viral after viewers spotted an explicit item on her shelf in the background.

A woman named Yvette appeared on BBC Wales on Tuesday evening to discuss her unemployment due to the pandemic.

The interview seemed to go without a hitch - until a screenshot was shared online the next morning.

Tucked in among books on a shelf behind Amos appeared to be a sex toy.

Journalist Grant Tucker was one of the first to spot the miscue, sharing it to Twitter.

https://7news.com.au/entertainment/viral-weird/live-tv-interview-goes-viral-after-explicit-item-spotted-on-shelf-behind-guest-c-2044095 (https://7news.com.au/entertainment/viral-weird/live-tv-interview-goes-viral-after-explicit-item-spotted-on-shelf-behind-guest-c-2044095)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: alnjan on January 29, 2021, 11:33:20 AM
Effective yesterday, I am now officially retired! ;D

Will now be able to access my Super, so was very happily able to tell Centrelink that I no longer require their assistance, thank you very much (which also means no longer having to jump through their ever-moving hoops! ???).

 :cheers:

Would be a good feeling, hope everything works out for you
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 29, 2021, 01:28:41 PM
Effective yesterday, I am now officially retired! ;D

Will now be able to access my Super, so was very happily able to tell Centrelink that I no longer require their assistance, thank you very much (which also means no longer having to jump through their ever-moving hoops! ???).

 :cheers:

Good for you.....  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 29, 2021, 01:47:17 PM


Effective yesterday, I am now officially retired! ;D

 :cheers:
Good Stuff.
Happy Days.


Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: doc evil on January 29, 2021, 02:07:46 PM
Effective yesterday, I am now officially retired! ;D

Will now be able to access my Super, so was very happily able to tell Centrelink that I no longer require their assistance, thank you very much (which also means no longer having to jump through their ever-moving hoops! ???).

 :cheers:

now THAT is worth smiling about.

Congrats and enjoy the serenity
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 29, 2021, 02:09:35 PM
Effective yesterday, I am now officially retired! ;D

Will now be able to access my Super, so was very happily able to tell Centrelink that I no longer require their assistance, thank you very much (which also means no longer having to jump through their ever-moving hoops! ???).

 :cheers:

Welcome to the club mate... So much pressure off your shoulders now. Cheers.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: nab on January 29, 2021, 02:52:41 PM
Effective yesterday, I am now officially retired! ;D

Will now be able to access my Super, so was very happily able to tell Centrelink that I no longer require their assistance, thank you very much (which also means no longer having to jump through their ever-moving hoops! ???).

 :cheers:

Fantastic!!! I’ve been fortunate enough not to need Centrelink, but dealing with them for my mum can be soul destroying!!!!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 29, 2021, 03:35:35 PM
Quote from: nab
but dealing with them for my mum can be soul destroying!!!!
its been that way since the early 80s....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 29, 2021, 03:45:10 PM
Did you know, a 22 hp Briggs and Stratton will easily rev past 9,000rpm if ya cock up the governor adjustment.

Don't ask how I know..... I just know.....ok.

F*** me, i hate working on friggin mowers.
Hasn't been the same since it backfired yesterday and started running backwards.

Stoopid thing was exhausting out the carby.

F*** I hate mowers.....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 29, 2021, 03:51:14 PM
Thanks, fellas! ;D

I can already feel the peace & serenity cutting in ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 29, 2021, 04:14:00 PM
Thanks, fellas! ;D

I can already feel the peace & serenity cutting in ;D

 :cheers:

Wanna be a tradies assistant for a car build.

$1.75 an hour, cash in the hand.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 29, 2021, 04:18:29 PM
Wanna be a tradies assistant for a car build.

$1.75 an hour, cash in the hand.
Fizzie,
You'll have to supply Kev with smoko as well.
What a deal.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 30, 2021, 09:26:31 AM
Wanna be a tradies assistant for a car build.

Jeeps, I said "peace & serenity", not paint fumes, welding flash, cursing, yelling, sweating, skinned knuckles ... >:D

 :cheers:

Although $175 an hour, with free accommodation included ... ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on January 30, 2021, 09:29:07 AM
Effective yesterday, I am now officially retired! ;D
..

Nice... ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 30, 2021, 10:39:09 AM
Jeeps, I said "peace & serenity", not paint fumes, welding flash, cursing, yelling, sweating, skinned knuckles ... >:D

 :cheers:

Although $175 an hour, with free accommodation included ... ;D

I'm pretty calm when working in the cars.
If I get the Shits, I just think of the finished product at the drags.

HOWEVER.....

Today, we are trying to sort the ***kin mower out.

After mucking around, i've now found it has spat a pushrod out.
I've even rung and priced a new mower.

I'm back to trying to fix the old one.

But really could've done with an offside today..... the **** of a thing would be in the dam with the turtles.

Didn't have enough energy on my own to push it that far, at $7,000 to $8,000 for a new one..... i'm plodding on.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 30, 2021, 03:31:51 PM
Effective yesterday, I am now officially retired! ;D

& just noticed that I've also cracked 5000 posts, which put's me at #20 on the list! 8)

(So another 20 years or so I might catch up to where Bird is now!)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 30, 2021, 03:35:14 PM


(So another 20 years or so I might catch up to where Bird is now!)
Ya Dreamin :)

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 30, 2021, 04:24:04 PM
& just noticed that I've also cracked 5000 posts, which put's me at #20 on the list! 8)

(So another 20 years or so I might catch up to where Bird is now!)

Depends what it worth to ya  ;D :police: :police:

GG
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 30, 2021, 04:48:35 PM
& just noticed that I've also cracked 5000 posts, which put's me at #20 on the list! 8)

(So another 20 years or so I might catch up to where Bird is now!)

I had to check mine..... 7,000 plus.

What list?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 30, 2021, 06:46:56 PM
& just noticed that I've also cracked 5000 posts, which put's me at #20 on the list! 8)

(So another 20 years or so I might catch up to where Bird is now!)
wats up?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 31, 2021, 07:20:13 AM
I had to check mine..... 7,000 plus.

What list?


The member list, Jeeps:

http://www.myswag.org/index.php?action=mlist;sort=posts;start=0;desc (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?action=mlist;sort=posts;start=0;desc)

Sort it by "Posts", if it's not already on that, & it'll give you the Leader Board, which says you're #10 :cup:

Strangely enough, positions have changed overnight ??? ;D

& before anybody says it - Yeah, I know, it means nothing beyond the wank Oh Look At Me factor 8)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 31, 2021, 07:33:01 AM
 8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 31, 2021, 04:11:14 PM
Surely nobody..... ????



Here’s a list of some of the world’s ‘banned’ baby names:

    Metallica
    Miatt
    Ovnis
    Nutella
    Facebook
    @
    Gesher AKA ‘Bridge’
    Cyanide
    Daemon
    Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii
    Akuma AKA ‘Devil’
    Chow Tow
    Lucifer
    Anus
    Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11111

Yes - these names actually exist on a list of names not legally allowed to be given to newborns.


https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/banned-baby-names-around-the-world-c-2043994 (https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/banned-baby-names-around-the-world-c-2043994)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on January 31, 2021, 06:56:12 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

As most of you will know,our 13y/o daughter Chelsea, is our swimmer.

Yesterday she competed at Lismore in the North Coast Speedo Sprint meet. There are two carnivals held on the same day.One in Lismore ( North zone) & one at Kempsey ( South Zone).

Times are taken of the day from both simultaneous meetings and the fastest swimmers go through to the Speedo Sprint finals in Sydney.

Chelsea was the 8th fastest butterfly swimmer on the North Coast ( which takes in from Port Macquarie  to Tweed Heads)

Very proud of her we are.  :cup: :cup:

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: lloydus67 on January 31, 2021, 07:19:14 PM
I had to check mine..... 7,000 plus.

What list?
Wow, I checked mine and I’m halfway down page 4. But I was surprised to see that I was well over 500 posts


Sent from me
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 31, 2021, 07:33:19 PM


But I was surprised to see that I was well over 500 posts
Sent from me
Baby Steps :)

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on January 31, 2021, 08:12:00 PM
Surely nobody..... ????



Here’s a list of some of the world’s ‘banned’ baby names:

    Metallica
    Miatt
    Ovnis
    Nutella
    Facebook
    @
    Gesher AKA ‘Bridge’
    Cyanide
    Daemon
    Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii
    Akuma AKA ‘Devil’
    Chow Tow
    Lucifer
    Anus
    Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11111

Yes - these names actually exist on a list of names not legally allowed to be given to newborns.


https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/banned-baby-names-around-the-world-c-2043994 (https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/banned-baby-names-around-the-world-c-2043994)
Apparently nobody told this chick’s parents...

 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-31/police-arrest-wanted-woman-khe-sanh-cox-after-viral-posts/13106704 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-31/police-arrest-wanted-woman-khe-sanh-cox-after-viral-posts/13106704)

Quote
"We've already searched Bow River and the Star Hotel," the SA Police tweet read.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Rowlie on February 01, 2021, 06:56:34 AM
Surely nobody..... ????



Here’s a list of some of the world’s ‘banned’ baby names:

    Metallica
    Miatt
    Ovnis
    Nutella
    Facebook
    @
    Gesher AKA ‘Bridge’
    Cyanide
    Daemon
    Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii
    Akuma AKA ‘Devil’
    Chow Tow
    Lucifer
    Anus
    Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11111

Yes - these names actually exist on a list of names not legally allowed to be given to newborns.


https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/banned-baby-names-around-the-world-c-2043994 (https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/banned-baby-names-around-the-world-c-2043994)

I thought I had seen it all before until I came across this one. I don't know them personally but I know of them. They named their boy Pqst. If you are into cryptic crosswords you'll work it out. It is pronounced Noah - get it? No R !! The boy named Sue had nothing to deal with compared to what this kid has to live with until he can change it.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 01, 2021, 07:07:47 AM
Wow, I checked mine and I’m halfway down page 4. But I was surprised to see that I was well over 500 posts

Good on ya!

Your post count is just over there < though ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 01, 2021, 07:10:14 AM
The boy named Sue had nothing to deal with compared to what this kid has to live with until he can change it.

& then you get the "normal" names which are just as bad ::)

There's a Qld pollie named Grace Grace (& she's anything but graceful! >:D) & I heard of Leigh Leigh several years ago :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on February 01, 2021, 08:12:08 AM
Hi,
   We had a David David at Utas.
Cheers

Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 01, 2021, 08:15:27 AM
Quote from: Rowlie
They named their boy Pqst. It is pronounced Noah - get it?
I've taken every single illicit drug known to man, licked frogs, eaten mushrooms, etcc  in an attempt to find out how the **** on any planet in the universe that you
- can call your kid that
- can pronounce that Noah...

No... no I dont get it..

??? ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on February 01, 2021, 08:16:42 AM
I've taken every single illicit drug known to man, licked frogs, eaten mushrooms, etcc  in an attempt to find out how the **** on any planet in the universe that you
- can call your kid that
- can pronounce that Noah...

No... no I dont get it..

??? ???

Think of the alphabet.

P Q _ S T

 ::) ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on February 01, 2021, 08:27:47 AM
Hi,
    Coulda called him 'Zark.
Just as cryptic, but at least phonetically feasible.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 01, 2021, 08:32:31 AM
Think of the alphabet.

P Q _ S T

 ::) ::)
(https://www.inquirer.com/resizer/wFBr_rqd_trtOionodMMWgcgL9Y=/1400x932/smart/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-pmn.s3.amazonaws.com/public/OYZFP62IHBGRBDMYSGV43UXPEU.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on February 01, 2021, 08:34:04 AM
I thought I had seen it all before until I came across this one. I don't know them personally but I know of them. They named their boy Pqst. If you are into cryptic crosswords you'll work it out. It is pronounced Noah - get it? No R !! The boy named Sue had nothing to deal with compared to what this kid has to live with until he can change it.

The parents are obviously the original ‘I make me laugh’ clowns, to name their child in that manner??
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on February 03, 2021, 10:43:06 AM
 ;D ;D  Project Binky ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE9UP2NbIVU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE9UP2NbIVU)   
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on February 03, 2021, 11:21:21 AM
Surely nobody..... ????



Here’s a list of some of the world’s ‘banned’ baby names:

    Metallica
    Miatt
    Ovnis
    Nutella
    Facebook
    @
    Gesher AKA ‘Bridge’
    Cyanide
    Daemon
    Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii
    Akuma AKA ‘Devil’
    Chow Tow
    Lucifer
    Anus
    Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11111

Yes - these names actually exist on a list of names not legally allowed to be given to newborns.


https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/banned-baby-names-around-the-world-c-2043994 (https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/banned-baby-names-around-the-world-c-2043994)

I know a bloke who's initial is P, last name Nuss, always attracted a snigger or two when they called his name out on morning parade (RAAF) "Corporal P Nuss" But just give a thought to anyone named Staines who joins the Navy... "Seaman Staines?"

My grandson was born on the 26th January, and his dad suggested the he be called Ozzy.. Daughter vetoed that one LOL.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on February 03, 2021, 11:36:04 AM
What about Tipton Fell, I kid you not, everybody knew him as Alby, call him Tripton at your own peril.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Davepatrol on February 03, 2021, 01:23:50 PM
I know a bloke who's initial is P, last name Nuss, always attracted a snigger or two when they called his name out on morning parade (RAAF) "Corporal P Nuss" But just give a thought to anyone named Staines who joins the Navy... "Seaman Staines?"

My grandson was born on the 26th January, and his dad suggested the he be called Ozzy.. Daughter vetoed that one LOL.
A bit like the doctor named Ben Dover
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on February 03, 2021, 02:10:49 PM
Or the used car salesman at Coopers Plains years ago - Mike Hunt

Edit: Just remembered another poor wretch that my wife knew - Offiliah Dick
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 03, 2021, 02:44:11 PM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on February 03, 2021, 04:23:08 PM
Ahahaha(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210203/c525f77b93a804546fcac69e0699d2de.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 03, 2021, 04:27:45 PM
Well, I'm offended! >:(

What about the junkies from everywhere else ??? >:D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on February 03, 2021, 07:47:16 PM
And the Collingwood supporters   >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: lloydus67 on February 03, 2021, 11:20:11 PM
Good on ya!

Your post count is just over there < though ???
Possibly in web view, but not on Tapatalk. As I only use Tapatalk to visit my forums, I had no idea. Thanks for the info


Sent from me
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on February 04, 2021, 08:23:53 AM
A bit like the doctor named Ben Dover

We had a Dr. Death, in the RAAF.. but he pronounced it Deeth, for obvious reasons..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on February 04, 2021, 09:53:23 AM
We had to visit a vet in Moorabin several years ago and his name was Dr Charles Kuntz, even the receptionist giggled when you asked how to pronounce his name
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on February 04, 2021, 10:54:06 AM
Possibly in web view, but not on Tapatalk. As I only use Tapatalk to visit my forums, I had no idea. Thanks for the info


Sent from me
Tapatalk
Click on yours or anyone elses name and a new window/view will open, it will have post counts and other info.
:)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210204/92bd77fecde3aea523f2d15b5df1c44b.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: lloydus67 on February 04, 2021, 12:05:24 PM
Ah cool thanks hairs


Sent from me
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on February 04, 2021, 12:53:10 PM
Ah cool thanks hairs


Sent from me
No worries mate.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on February 04, 2021, 02:43:34 PM
We had a couple of APC drivers Trooper Death & Burns in the Armoured Corp
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on February 04, 2021, 02:57:49 PM
My Dr's name is Grewcock.
Simon Grewcock.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 04, 2021, 03:31:51 PM
Be a pisser if ya name was Staines in the Navy.

Seaman Stainse.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on February 04, 2021, 03:36:44 PM
Be a pisser if ya name was Staines in the Navy.

Seaman Stainse.

By that logic or sick sense of humour wouldn’t that be Seaman Piss Stains
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 04, 2021, 05:21:33 PM
Our old dentist was Dr Payne, but strangely enough, he was the best, least-painful, dentist I've ever been to! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: rags on February 04, 2021, 07:22:06 PM
For cider lovers don’t forget the Dickens Cider
 https://youtu.be/Xfzxesxk_Yo (https://youtu.be/Xfzxesxk_Yo)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on February 05, 2021, 08:23:26 AM
Be a pisser if ya name was Staines in the Navy.

Seaman Stainse.

haha... hmm you've got Alzheimers... I posted that a couple of days ago..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on February 05, 2021, 08:33:44 AM
We've got a long weekend here
Heading away camping and shooting ;D
What more could you want  :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on February 05, 2021, 09:34:51 AM
Hi,
    Fishin', snoozin', eatin', maybe?
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on February 05, 2021, 12:16:37 PM
We fare welled a great bloke today.

Bruce Green was his name.
Will never be another like him.

I smiled as i listened to all the storied various people told about his shenanigans throughout years.

A very good horseman and could ride anything successfully that he could sit on.


RIP  Greenie.

You wont be forgotten mate.
 :cheers: :cheers:
 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MDS69 on February 05, 2021, 09:06:22 PM
Our old dentist was Dr Payne, but strangely enough, he was the best, least-painful, dentist I've ever been to! ;D

Our obstetrician for our first kid was Dr Cocks. Had the longest fingers too.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 06, 2021, 03:53:57 AM
haha... hmm you've got Alzheimers... I posted that a couple of days ago..

I knew i'd seen it recently, just wasn't sure where...... LOL

I assumed i'd seen it on facebook..... hence the post on here.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on February 06, 2021, 07:05:48 PM
Quote of the Day -
"If you don't have integrity, You have nothing... You can't buy it... You can have All the money in the world, but if you are not a moral and ethical person...
You really have nothing."

:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on February 06, 2021, 07:10:29 PM
Quote of the Day -
"If you don't have integrity, You have nothing... You can't buy it... You can have All the money in the world, but if you are not a moral and ethical person...
You really have nothing."

:)

True enough. Problem is that morals and ethics are personal social constructs and for some people it’s all about me me me.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on February 06, 2021, 07:17:44 PM
True enough. Problem is that morals and ethics are personal social constructs and for some people it’s all about me me me.
You are spot on, it is about them.
Then there are the Narcissistic bastards.
What I find sad about them is, they have no Idea how others see them.
Hmm
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Brij on February 06, 2021, 07:47:03 PM
You are spot on, it is about them.
Then there are the Narcissistic bastards.
What I find sad about them is, they have no Idea how others see them.
Hmm

Or care how others see them.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on February 06, 2021, 08:10:22 PM
More big smiles today. ;D

Just got word our Chelsea ( 13 y/o) and three others are off to Sydney this Thursday for State Rowing.
She will compete in the foursomes, the double & the single scull.

Her coach told us today she is over the moon with her and she said she has more than a good chance to progress after the State competition  ;D ;D ;D

We wish her all the very best and we have our fingers crossed for her.  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on February 06, 2021, 08:40:17 PM
More big smiles today. ;D

Just got word our Chelsea ( 13 y/o) and three others are off to Sydney this Thursday for State Rowing.
She will compete in the foursomes, the double & the single scull.

Her coach told us today she is over the moon with her and she said she has more than a good chance to progress after the State competition  ;D ;D ;D

We wish her all the very best and we have our fingers crossed for her.  :cup:

Best wishes for Chelsea 🏆
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on February 06, 2021, 08:47:27 PM
Congratulations to Chelsea, good luck at the championships.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on February 07, 2021, 12:34:09 AM
Nitrous on a bush plane  ;D ;D   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpmTWL_Cyug (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpmTWL_Cyug)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 08, 2021, 05:23:52 AM
This made me smile:

Seeing the type of folks in the emergency room of the Ipswich hospital on a Sunday at 7am.

Holy crap.......  ::)

From simple Shit like, I kicked my toe a week ago and its still sore.
A dislocated shoulder, he'd put it back in again like he always does, but now it won't work.
Kids..... lots of kids..... some with responsible parents, one or two without a clue.
The couple who turned up and had "high end drug dealer" written all over them.
I've never seen so much gold on necks, wrists, ears and who knows where else.
There was a few normal folks there like ourselves.

Me..... I got a bit of steel in my eye last Tuesday.
Its in my dud eye, so I just keep going with stuff.
Went to the vet Saturday  morning, he wanted me to drive straight to emergency.
Me..... i'm not parking 19 feet of Cadillac down there.

The ol girl took me on sunday in the stato.

Steel is out, but now I have to attend the P.A. Hospital on Wednesday.
Not so much about the eye, I just think they want to show off the guy who waited 5 days to have a bit steel removed from his eyeball.  :-[

After being poked, prodded, having the eye numbed, getting glaring lights shone in it, and the removal of said metal after 3 goes, my eye hurts more now than it did before.
Oh, there was a small lecture on the benefits of attending the doctor/hospital sooner as well.


Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 08, 2021, 07:28:05 AM
This made me smile:

Seeing the type of folks in the emergency room of the Ipswich hospital on a Sunday at 7am.

Definitely not the best time to be visiting! >:D

Quote
Oh, there was a small lecture on the benefits of attending the doctor/hospital sooner as well.

Thought someone, somewhere may have also said something about safety glasses ... ??? :angel:

Good to hear it's "looking" OK though >:D ;D

& I guess those comments about you being a one-eyed old git were true after all ??? ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on February 08, 2021, 09:11:04 AM
Could've just grabbed an old speaker and used the magnet to pluck the bit of steel out.. Kev .. Few flushes with eye drops for a couple of days and you'dve been right to go .   ;D ;D
Wear some bloody goggles nex time ya wally .. ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 08, 2021, 09:39:47 AM
:(
Good use of resources..

Quote
From the Archives, 1973: Victoria’s crusade against pornography

Meagher: My job to clean up mess

Vice squad detectives seized more than 26 tons of sex picture books yesterday when they raided printers, publishers and newsagents for the second time in 48 hours.

Police have now seized 57 tons of sex books worth more than $500,000 in two days of non-stop raids.

It is the biggest police blitz on smut in Victoria.

The Chief Secretary (Mr Meagher) said yesterday that he had called for the police crackdown on sex books.

The head of the vice squad (Inspector Fred Silvester) warned that there was more to come.

“We have just begun and there will be a lot more raids before we have finished,” he said.

The owner of one of the newsagencies raided, Mr Colin Edge, of Mid-City Newsagency in Flinders Street, claimed that police confiscated overseas publications which had been cleared by customs.

“They also took material that had been cleared for sale in Victoria by the Premier (Mr Hamer) at a meeting in 1971,” Mr Edge said.

It took 20 policemen, four semitrailers and six trucks to move yesterday’s haul to a warehouse in Collingwood.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/from-the-archives-1973-victoria-s-crusade-against-pornography-20210203-p56z6a.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/from-the-archives-1973-victoria-s-crusade-against-pornography-20210203-p56z6a.html)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: DandyD on February 08, 2021, 11:46:47 PM
Could've just grabbed an old speaker and used the magnet to pluck the bit of steel out.. Kev .. Few flushes with eye drops for a couple of days and you'dve been right to go .   ;D ;D
Wear some bloody goggles nex time ya wally .. ;D ;D

I managed to leave a few bits in and it healed over. Then it made its presence felt again the day before I was due to get married. They had to scrape my eyeball to get it out.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 09, 2021, 03:59:42 AM
I was going to leave mine there too at one stage.
My eyeball had other plans however.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: jclures on February 09, 2021, 06:24:08 AM
This made me smile.
The comment he made on the news last night,” your breaking my wrist man.”
I am sure there are allot of people that would like to brake more than his wrist.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-08/qld-police-taskforce-youth-crime-response-man-charged-murder/13131572
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 09, 2021, 09:08:19 AM
Quote from: jclures
This made me smile.
The comment he made on the news last night,” your breaking my wrist man.”
I am sure there are allot of people that would like to brake more than his wrist.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-08/qld-police-taskforce-youth-crime-response-man-charged-murder/13131572 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-08/qld-police-taskforce-youth-crime-response-man-charged-murder/13131572)
The Shit thing is some innocent young chick died.
The ****ed part is the scum who stole the car will get nothing... probably his 20th time in court, will claim police brutality, and racism..

Taskforce is a few years late from what I've read on line....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 09, 2021, 09:31:55 AM
A random reply to a thread asking what to do about noisy dogs barking all day and night.... The last paragraph is GOLD!!!!


Quote
I've been through this dance more times than I can remember now.

I always identify the owner, approach them directly and work out a suitable compromise/plan over a period of time.

Anything else is only likely to escalate things to the point of an ACA-style neighbourly feud or likely to be completely ineffective due to council/ranger unwillingness to get involved and/or your neighbour's complete indifference to formal dispute resolution.

As an example, the last place I lived at that, I had a corner property adjacent mine (so not a direct North/East/South/West neighbour, but diagonally opposite my house) who already had a very well-behaved Husky for years (more credit to the breed than its owners) but then decided to get some worthless little, small-dog syndrome mutt the size of a rolled up carpet along with a horrendous-sounding bird that literally gave the impression they kidnapped an Ibis from a nearby lake and shoved it into a cage over the WFH period in 2020. The worthless mutt barked all the live long day due to the fact that his dumbass owners left him alone, locked in the house for hours and hours at a time and the Ibis liked to do backing vocals with squawking and screeching non-stop; both of these animals could be heard clear as crystal even with all of the windows and doors closed.

Luckily I had a neighbouring couple who were also annoyed by these animals (whom I had previous contact with) and on their behalf and mine, I knocked on the offending neighbour's house, plainly stated that their new dog barked incessantly when they were away from home (as well as past 10PM on numerous occasions, hell even at 2AM sometimes) and that their new bird was the turd dressing on the top of a sh*t sandwich (not in so many words). I mentioned that the other neighbours were on the verge of reporting their dog to the council (which they were) and that we should exchange numbers so I could keep them informed of when the dog was barking so they could take reasonable steps to try and correct its behaviour. They were thankfully quite approachable about this, but it took about 3 or 4 instances of me notifying them about the dog before we got to the point of exchanging numbers and them taking the issue more seriously.

Now, the resolution was a very drawn-out and laborious process, I won't lie, and it took months for any improvements in the dog's behaviour to manifest, after the neighbours tried a bunch of different things including anti-depressants/anti-anxiety medication for the dog, dog behavourist sessions and ensuring at least one person was home most of the time to mind the dog. Pretending to give a sh*t about the dog's welfare does give them some sense of investedness on your part and does make them feel all of this effort is being done for the sake of the animal; because you know, you getting 5 hours of sleep a night because one of them got bored after being home for a few weeks and decided to make an incredibly, short-sight impulsive decision, isn't that important. But the imprisoned creature with a sub-decade lifespan at best, doomed to spend the rest of its miserable years in a tiny villa well under 150sqm, doped out of its mind on Dogzac or whatever it's called, that's the real Greek tragedy here.

These last dog owners by the way, I had never once and I mean not once in 12 years, seen them walking their dog/s or taking them anywhere nor even standing in the yard and playing fetch with them; their main form of interaction with their animals was telling them off about something and closing the door on them.

After about 6 months, the dog's behaviour became incredibly improved to the point where it went from barking at least a couple of hours every single day to barking once or twice a week for a few minutes tops. It took probably 50 text messages of me notifying them about the barking and the other neighbours notifying me if I wasn't home, before they cottoned on to the fact that this dog was seriously out of control and needed help desperately, but we got there in the end.

The bird I don't think ever changed one iota, but they started keeping it indoors more often, which noticeably muffled the incessant screeching or whatever the f**k that sound is called that resembles one of those stereotypical noises a parrot makes just before it repeats something a human said.

I have a pathological hatred for suburban dog owners at this point in my life, just in case that might not be clear, because having become unwillingly acquainted with so many of these dipsh!ts over the years, I've become painfully aware of the fact that they are not qualified nor trustworthy enough to be in possession of a coffee maker, let alone other living animals that require a level of care that they don't really afford themselves or their fellow householders. Most of them view dogs as some sort of status symbol of their "Troo-Bloo 'Strayan Dream Loifstoil" along with their sh*tty decking and patio, 19-burner barbecue, Buddha statue in the backyard and other assorted paraphernalia of middle-class, cashed-up, bogan suburbia. It's basically shoved into a corner and forgotten about like the rest of that crap and occasionally they remember they have it and bring it out for a novelty form of entertainment once in a blue moon.

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/603232#comment-10062030
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 11, 2021, 04:02:00 AM
Getting our new 54" cut husky delivered yesterday made me smile.

Spending $7,800 to buy it didn't make me smile at all.
So many Zephyr parts I could've bought with that.

But, with an extra foot wide of cut, I should have more time for working on the Zephyr.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on February 12, 2021, 07:22:58 PM
Kev,
That would be pretty cool, mowing what I do that extra cut makes a huge difference.

My day, yes Kev, I can be a happy vegemite.
Didn't turn a coin, sites visited for a couple of quotes, which need to have other trades quite on, part & parcel of the game.
How ever, I meet some fantastic people, happy to work in with my work load, even recommended a couple of trades that can attend to their needs if I can't.
Rocked in the door just after 6, four phone messeges, we are happy to work with your availability.
:)

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on February 12, 2021, 08:02:10 PM
 ;D ;D ;D
As some of you will remember..........my daughter Chelsea travelled to Sydney ( Penrith) to compete in the State High school rowing regatta today.
Chelsea's rowing results were 6th in their heat for quads, 5th in her heat for singles and 7th in the final for doubles.
Chelsea is happy with her results as this is the first time that all the girls in her team have raced and with less than a month proper training for racing. Great effort by all.
Also,they were up against some of the more funded private schools who train on that course regularly.

Very happy proud parents here  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on February 13, 2021, 07:47:34 AM
Congratulations to Chelsea, Mark! You've got to be happy with that.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on February 13, 2021, 07:52:17 AM
;D ;D ;D
As some of you will remember..........my daughter Chelsea travelled to Sydney ( Penrith) to compete in the State High school rowing regatta today.
Chelsea's rowing results were 6th in their heat for quads, 5th in her heat for singles and 7th in the final for doubles.
Chelsea is happy with her results as this is the first time that all the girls in her team have raced and with less than a month proper training for racing. Great effort by all.
Also,they were up against some of the more funded private schools who train on that course regularly.

Very happy proud parents here  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
:cheers: :cup: :cheers: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on February 13, 2021, 10:54:12 AM
;D ;D ;D
As some of you will remember..........my daughter Chelsea travelled to Sydney ( Penrith) to compete in the State High school rowing regatta today.
Chelsea's rowing results were 6th in their heat for quads, 5th in her heat for singles and 7th in the final for doubles.
Chelsea is happy with her results as this is the first time that all the girls in her team have raced and with less than a month proper training for racing. Great effort by all.
Also,they were up against some of the more funded private schools who train on that course regularly.

Very happy proud parents here  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:

Well done Chelsea 🏆🏆🏆
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 13, 2021, 12:52:53 PM
Good on her
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 13, 2021, 12:54:21 PM
Just got this from a mate – feel free to please share with those who would appreciate it! ;D

Was going to go Feeling Grateful, but then thought Smile was possibly the best place ???


Heard a Doctor on TV recently (Norman Swan on ABC) telling us that we needed children to play in the dirt with their dogs and cats and be allowed to build up some immunity! Well, bugger me! Who would have thought?

Those were the days – A Bit of Australian Nostalgia.

My mum used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread butter on bread on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can't remember getting E.coli.

Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the creek, the lake or at the beach instead of a pristine chlorinated pool (talk about boring), no beach closures then either?.

We all took PE . And risked permanent injury with a pair of Dunlop sandshoes or bare feet if you couldn't afford the runners instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built-in light reflectors that cost as much as a small car.

I can't recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now.

We got the cane or the strap for doing something wrong at school, they used to call it discipline yet we all grew up to accept the rules and to honour & respect those older than us.

We had at least 40 kids in our class and somehow, we all learned to read and write, do maths and spell almost all the words needed to write a grammatically correct letter......., FUNNY THAT!!

We all said prayers in school irrespective of our religion, sang the national anthem and saluted the Flag and no one got upset. Staying in detention after school netted us all sorts of negative attention, we wish we hadn't got.

And we all knew we had to accomplish something before we were allowed to be proud of ourselves.

I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play Station, Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations. We weren't!! Don’t even mention about the rope swing into the river or climbing trees.

Oh yeah ... And where were the antibiotics and sterilisation kit when I got that bee sting? I could have been killed!

We played "King of the Castle" on piles of dirt or gravel left on vacant building sites and when we got hurt, mum pulled out the 2/6d bottle of iodine and then we got our backside spanked. Now it's a trip to the emergency room, followed by a 10-day dose of antibiotics and then mum calls
the lawyer to sue the contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat.

To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they were from a dysfunctional family. How could we possibly have known that?

We never needed to get into group therapy and/or anger management classes. We were obviously so duped by so many societal ills, that we didn't even notice that the entire country wasn't taking Prozac!

*BUGGER ME!!*

How did we ever survive?

LOVE TO ALL OF US WHO SHARED THIS ERA, AND TO ALL WHO DIDN'T, SORRY FOR WHAT
YOU MISSED. WOULDN'T TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING!

Pass this to someone and remember that life's most simple pleasures are very often the best.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Kangaron on February 13, 2021, 01:05:11 PM
This, the smallest piece I've ever found.
Was at nearly 4 inches deep. At least I know I have the machines tuned in.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210213/121daff956673131aaa4031243e91136.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 13, 2021, 01:13:52 PM
Quote from: Kangaron
This, the smallest piece I've ever found.
Was at nearly 4 inches deep. At least I know I have the machines tuned in.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210213/121daff956673131aaa4031243e91136.jpg)
Gee that'd be easy to miss even after digging.. would have come up nicely panning though :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on February 13, 2021, 01:24:59 PM
Just got this from a mate – feel free to please share with those who would appreciate it! ;D

Was going to go Feeling Grateful, but then thought Smile was possibly the best place ???


Heard a Doctor on TV recently (Norman Swan on ABC) telling us that we needed children to play in the dirt with their dogs and cats and be allowed to build up some immunity! Well, bugger me! Who would have thought?

Those were the days – A Bit of Australian Nostalgia.













My mum used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread butter on bread on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can't remember getting E.coli.

Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the creek, the lake or at the beach instead of a pristine chlorinated pool (talk about boring), no beach closures then either?.

We all took PE . And risked permanent injury with a pair of Dunlop sandshoes or bare feet if you couldn't afford the runners instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built-in light reflectors that cost as much as a small car.

I can't recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now.

We got the cane or the strap for doing something wrong at school, they used to call it discipline yet we all grew up to accept the rules and to honour & respect those older than us.

We had at least 40 kids in our class and somehow, we all learned to read and write, do maths and spell almost all the words needed to write a grammatically correct letter......., FUNNY THAT!!

We all said prayers in school irrespective of our religion, sang the national anthem and saluted the Flag and no one got upset. Staying in detention after school netted us all sorts of negative attention, we wish we hadn't got.

And we all knew we had to accomplish something before we were allowed to be proud of ourselves.

I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play Station, Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations. We weren't!! Don’t even mention about the rope swing into the river or climbing trees.

Oh yeah ... And where were the antibiotics and sterilisation kit when I got that bee sting? I could have been killed!

We played "King of the Castle" on piles of dirt or gravel left on vacant building sites and when we got hurt, mum pulled out the 2/6d bottle of iodine and then we got our backside spanked. Now it's a trip to the emergency room, followed by a 10-day dose of antibiotics and then mum calls
the lawyer to sue the contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat.

To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they were from a dysfunctional family. How could we possibly have known that?

We never needed to get into group therapy and/or anger management classes. We were obviously so duped by so many societal ills, that we didn't even notice that the entire country wasn't taking Prozac!

*BUGGER ME!!*

How did we ever survive?

LOVE TO ALL OF US WHO SHARED THIS ERA, AND TO ALL WHO DIDN'T, SORRY FOR WHAT
YOU MISSED. WOULDN'T TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING!

Pass this to someone and remember that life's most simple pleasures are very often the best.





It starts here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1Y0cuufVGI&t=556s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1Y0cuufVGI&t=556s)       ....       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi-GnOtSJ38&t=5s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi-GnOtSJ38&t=5s)





Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on February 14, 2021, 08:16:53 AM
Lmao,
Just received a messege from a mate through fb's messenger.
It was so sweet, made me feel special.
Then I got another one from him.
'F@$& Hairs, sorry, hit the wrong button'
Ahahahaha
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on February 14, 2021, 10:51:06 AM
 ;D ;D ;D    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HHMA1Dpo5M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HHMA1Dpo5M)      These guys       ..Just love Wes Harrison, One of my first records ever owned as a kid .     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb3spEq05Pw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb3spEq05Pw)   " CRANK IT UP "
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: glenm64 on February 14, 2021, 11:28:24 AM
;D ;D ;D    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HHMA1Dpo5M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HHMA1Dpo5M)     

Her: So, you're in a band?
Michael: No. The band is in me.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 16, 2021, 06:50:35 AM
I gave our new mower a test hit yesterday..... holy crap.

It's fast..... gunna cut the full mow on this place, geez, I reckon back to maybe 6 hours.

I've gone close a couple of times to bashing the deck too, as its got an extra 6 inches a side.

I'll wait now until we get some rain before going out again..... friggin dust bowl here at the moment.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: jclures on February 16, 2021, 02:32:11 PM
I gave our new mower a test hit yesterday..... holy crap.

It's fast..... gunna cut the full mow on this place, geez, I reckon back to maybe 6 hours.

I've gone close a couple of times to bashing the deck too, as its got an extra 6 inches a side.

I'll wait now until we get some rain before going out again..... friggin dust bowl here at the moment.
Do you want me to send some down, I have had enough for now. ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 16, 2021, 02:59:50 PM
Please.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on February 16, 2021, 08:11:26 PM
I was going to say it’s on it’s way, but then remembered you’re on “that” side of the range.... :P

I’ll send you some photos from the green side of the hills later in the week. ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 17, 2021, 09:28:29 AM
At least 30 Taliban militants have died in Afghanistan after they blew themselves up during a bomb-making class.

Afghan officials said the group had gathered inside a mosque for a “bomb-making training” session in the village of village of Qultaq in northern Afghanistan on Saturday.

The Afghan Army said the explosion was so powerful that there were no survivors and the fighters – including six foreign nationals who were expert mine makers – could not be identified because of the extent of the damage.

https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/afghanistan-war-30-taliban-fighters-killed-in-disastrous-bombmaking-class/news-story/7a987eb797fff02e23e9f3cd69fda9be (https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/afghanistan-war-30-taliban-fighters-killed-in-disastrous-bombmaking-class/news-story/7a987eb797fff02e23e9f3cd69fda9be)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on February 17, 2021, 09:36:53 AM
At least 30 Taliban militants have died in Afghanistan after they blew themselves up during a bomb-making class.

Afghan officials said the group had gathered inside a mosque for a “bomb-making training” session in the village of village of Qultaq in northern Afghanistan on Saturday.

The Afghan Army said the explosion was so powerful that there were no survivors and the fighters – including six foreign nationals who were expert mine makers – could not be identified because of the extent of the damage.

https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/afghanistan-war-30-taliban-fighters-killed-in-disastrous-bombmaking-class/news-story/7a987eb797fff02e23e9f3cd69fda9be (https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/afghanistan-war-30-taliban-fighters-killed-in-disastrous-bombmaking-class/news-story/7a987eb797fff02e23e9f3cd69fda9be)

So that’s a fail for them and a win for us. ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 17, 2021, 09:41:21 AM
What does this red wire....... KABOOOOOM. springs to mind. Fukkin funniest newsclip I've seen for a while.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 17, 2021, 09:45:18 AM
What does this red wire....... KABOOOOOM. springs to mind. Fukkin funniest newsclip I've seen for a while.
(https://preview.redd.it/i99ukekzrrh61.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=58f028ae2df51508c213d0b6c187e11449b8b08f)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on February 17, 2021, 10:16:24 AM
...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on February 17, 2021, 10:16:24 AM
Ooh! Some friends.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 17, 2021, 10:26:18 AM
...
(https://i.imgflip.com/1f43ft.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on February 17, 2021, 10:29:57 AM
(https://preview.redd.it/i99ukekzrrh61.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=58f028ae2df51508c213d0b6c187e11449b8b08f)

Track down a movie called Four Lions, British comedy about four bumbling terrorists. Funny as f...k
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on February 17, 2021, 10:38:52 AM
..an oldie.. ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iveTOO7uV-E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iveTOO7uV-E)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 17, 2021, 11:19:52 AM
Track down a movie called Four Lions, British comedy about four bumbling terrorists. Funny as f...k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew-SrlQ9tlI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew-SrlQ9tlI)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 17, 2021, 12:22:46 PM
The over hyped barty party is over :D

Ash Barty crashes out in quarter-final after shock loss to Karolína Muchova
 :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 17, 2021, 01:22:07 PM
You're a hard man Bird.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 17, 2021, 01:31:33 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
You're a hard man Bird.

The silence will be deafening now that her and that kryigyros flog are out. after todays hour of excuses - from tomorrow on there be 2 seconds on the news about it now.. i hate tennis
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 17, 2021, 01:57:28 PM
Rather than tell everyone how good you're gunna go.

Just go out, do the business and let 'em stare at you after you've done it.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 17, 2021, 02:36:23 PM
At least 30 Taliban militants have died in Afghanistan after they blew themselves up during a bomb-making class.

"Now, all of you watch & listen closely. It's vitally important that you hold this down with one hand while setting the time with the other. What's that, Lefty ???" >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on February 17, 2021, 02:59:02 PM
   There is always   " that one guy !  " when instructing,   Bomb maker  ....   Our responce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LM0CZZ9Uw8&t=15s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LM0CZZ9Uw8&t=15s)    ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on February 17, 2021, 03:12:28 PM
Track down a movie called Four Lions, British comedy about four bumbling terrorists. Funny as f...k

Gotta agree, I've watched it a couple of times on SBS funny as F^%$
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on February 17, 2021, 05:54:01 PM
:)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210217/4fb5f1a2d613d4bb6d8fedce34ba3f1d.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: DandyD on February 18, 2021, 04:32:43 AM
..an oldie.. ;D

Even older but it cracks me up every time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfpDiAJsZKs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfpDiAJsZKs)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 18, 2021, 07:00:29 AM
Feeling a bit better today made me smile.

The last couple of days I copped the flu/man cold.

I hardly ever get crook, but when I do, its always a shocker.
Sore throat, coughing up Shit that looks like chutney, sneezing was outta control, friggin headache that would kill a donkey.
I had snot rags placed around the place ready for a chutney attack.
Oh, and the odd fart or two that would shake the pigeon Shit off the rafters.

Yesterday, i had a coughing fit where I nearly coughed myself out of breath. It was pretty bad, I ended grabbing the kitchen bench.
I mean, it just wouldn't stop, and I was really starting to run out of air and right in the middle of it, I let go with a ripper fart.
 
Because i'm such a child, mid cough, I was starting to laugh and began to think I would die from fart overload.

I've never slept so much in 2 days.... ever.  ???
The ol girl always says, I wear myself into the ground and then get crook.

But, feeling not too bad today, so I have my welding guru, Ben, coming around at 3pm to get some more Zephyr work done.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on February 18, 2021, 07:10:31 AM
Feeling a bit better today made me smile.

The last couple of days I copped the flu/man cold.

I hardly ever get crook, but when I do, its always a shocker.
Sore throat, coughing up Shit that looks like chutney, sneezing was outta control, friggin headache that would kill a donkey.
I had snot rags placed around the place ready for a chutney attack.
Oh, and the odd fart or two that would shake the pigeon Shit off the rafters.

Yesterday, i had a coughing fit where I nearly coughed myself out of breath. It was pretty bad, I ended grabbing the kitchen bench.


I mean, it just wouldn't stop, and I was really starting to run out of air and right in the middle of it, I let go with a ripper fart.
 
Because i'm such a child, mid cough, I was starting to laugh and began to think I would die from fart overload.

I've never slept so much in 2 days.... ever.  ???
The ol girl always says, I wear myself into the ground and then get crook.

But, feeling not too bad today, so I have my welding guru, Ben, coming around at 3pm to get some more Zephyr work done.



It's called COVID-19  :police: :police:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 18, 2021, 07:16:22 AM
No, took my temp...... it was good and sense of smell and taste were fine.  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on February 18, 2021, 07:27:44 AM
No, took my temp...... it was good and sense of smell and taste were fine.  ;D

Haha good to hear mate
Keep taking regular sips on a cold beverage to ensure there is no decay in your sense of taste   :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on February 18, 2021, 07:30:57 AM
Feeling a bit better today made me smile.

The last couple of days I copped the flu/man cold.

I hardly ever get crook, but when I do, its always a shocker.
Sore throat, coughing up Shit that looks like chutney, sneezing was outta control, friggin headache that would kill a donkey.
I had snot rags placed around the place ready for a chutney attack.
Oh, and the odd fart or two that would shake the pigeon Shit off the rafters.

Yesterday, i had a coughing fit where I nearly coughed myself out of breath. It was pretty bad, I ended grabbing the kitchen bench.
I mean, it just wouldn't stop, and I was really starting to run out of air and right in the middle of it, I let go with a ripper fart.
 
Because i'm such a child, mid cough, I was starting to laugh and began to think I would die from fart overload.

I've never slept so much in 2 days.... ever.  ???
The ol girl always says, I wear myself into the ground and then get crook.

But, feeling not too bad today, so I have my welding guru, Ben, coming around at 3pm to get some more Zephyr work done.


Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 18, 2021, 08:44:01 AM
All Aussie news sites taken off facebook



Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on February 18, 2021, 08:56:29 AM
A bit long winded but worth the read
Bob Jones is a multi millionaire that did a short stint in politics over here in NZ a while back
He doesn't pull his punches (he's also an ex boxer :) )



Bob Jones talking about Green Party member Ricardo Menendez March:

A HORRIBLE GREEN PARTY LITTLE TURD

Sir Bob Jones · December 14, 2020 · Uncategorized · 69 Comments

The Green Party’s new intake included, scraping in in last place, a Mexican migrant called Ricardo Menendez March. His credentials for selection appear to be,

He’s homosexual, something Green Party types view as a higher art form, and his occupation as a cinema projectionist, that is on his own admission, simply pushing the start button, something requiring significantly less intellectual input than holding a Stop-Go sign, and …Nothing else.

Nevertheless, in his years in New Zealand he has pre-occupied himself as a protestor on behalf of every predictable left-wing cause. In short an utterly unaccomplished loser, now living at the taxpayer’s expense in the unbelievable role of a legislator.

None of that is especially unusual since MMP which has seen every election include in the new intake, world class no-hopers, plucked from obscurity, largely remain obscure, then return to anonymity after a single term.

Last week, suitably clad in a pink shirt and jacket, Menendez March in a girlish voice, made his aptly named in his case, maiden speech.

These are a conventionally tortuous experience for old parliamentary hands to endure, and one’s sympathy goes out to the Speaker who is unable to dodge them.

So how do I know about this? Because I have been inundated with indignant folk who have sent me copies of Menendez March’s speech, given he referred to me, which I will come to.

He opened for no explained reason, babbling at high speed in Maori, something few people let alone MP’s would understand.

Then came the standard embarrassing autobiographical guff of “my journey”, acknowledgement of his family, Mexican village, “those who walk with me in times of adversity and joy” (I am not making that up).

This was followed by the outrageous claim that “decision-makers have created rules that criminalise our survival and existence”, ‘our’ he explained referring to ‘the queer community’.

Next came an attack on Work and Income for not dishing out sufficient largesse to the likes of him, followed by launching into “the wealthy for destroying the planet, aided and abetted by Parliament”.

Inexplicably, he then reverted into a lengthytirade in Spanish.

Finally, he got on to arriving here in 2006, here predictably being Aotearoa.

He protested at the simplicity of his film projection job involving pushing a start button and (again, I’m not making this up) being criticised by politicians for calling it a low-skilled job, despite just acknowledging that reality.

Then he moved on to fresh fields which is why people drew my attention to this abomination of a self-centred world class wanker’s maiden speech, saying,

“I clearly remember seeing clips of Winston Peters and Bob Jones scapegoating immigrants for the housing crisis, for unemployment and for inequality in general. We were also blamed for bringing low-skilled, low wage labour that didn’t contribute to the economy- or so they claimed.”

So here’s a message to this little turd. First, you clearly remember no such thing. The only time I’ve had a TV exchange on immigration with Winston was brief.

Winston: “Walking down Queen Street is like being in Hong Kong”. Me: “Yes. Isn’t it wonderful. All those beautiful Asian girls”

Some facts for Menendez March to ponder:

I doubt anyone in this nation has been more outspoken over the last 25 years, lauding immigration and especially from Asia.

I don’t doubt but know that no-one has done more to help migrants than me.

I don’t publicise the fact but such is its scale it’s been impossible to hide it.

But unasked I’ve spent millions and continue to do so, helping migrants and especially refugees. I’ve put perhaps a thousand refugee girls through our universities, paid their fees, accommodation costs, provided vouchers for two dresses annually and so on. And it certainly doesn’t stop there but that’s enough to get the picture.

The upshot was that (unasked by me), David Farrah saw red, reported the little turd’s comments and ran a lengthy piece on Kiwiblog quoting various newspaper columns I’d written lauding our immigrants. He further ran four pictorial items including one pertaining to my refuge girls scheme.

So, waking to how utterly wrong he’s been in maligning me, how did Menendez March respond? An Apology! You must be kidding.

Instead he dug his hole even deeper responding with spectacular illiteracy, “the Bob Jones of the world see us as economic units, so yeah nah”.

It’s unbelievable this garbage is in Parliament with his snout in the taxpayer’s pocket. Now if I’m known for anything it’s my advocacy for the humanities.

For four decades I’ve ridiculed B Coms and Commerce degrees (success in business is basically common sense and energy, something alien to the fluttering Menendez March who from his utterances oozes a sense of entitlement).

I’ve forked out millions for history and philosophy students’ scholarships.

Currently I’m discussing funding a Chair in Epicurean studies with one of our universities which is wildly enthusiastic. The significance of that would be lost on this ghastly little pink clad ponce.

Here’s a prediction. This Menendez March rubbish is destined to cause much distress to his party.

He’s dishonest, ignorant and illiterate. The “yeah nah” is beyond belief. He’s lived a parasitical existence since arriving here 12 years back, contributed nothing and complained and protested about his host country incessantly.

If rubbish like this is the best the Greens can come up with, then they’re in big trouble.

 

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on February 18, 2021, 09:05:38 AM
Touché. :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on February 20, 2021, 10:44:22 AM
Blokes who are full of bile and abuse that call you out , that back pedal and continue mouth off from a safe distance, When you step up and front them ..  "Well the socalled guttless pussy F****wit is here Now,  why are You running away " .
Just a daily occurrance in the job, Maybe its a good thing we arnt allowed to have tasers  :police: . Id have a hard time keeping the batteries up to it . ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 21, 2021, 01:44:49 PM
https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/150532472_2508762569425944_1410975948283101894_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=3&_nc_sid=ca434c&_nc_ohc=aVzjKA__lokAX-ODpCO&_nc_ht=scontent.fbne6-1.fna&tp=7&oh=60e8bcfd010b882c5e8b94b177901a91&oe=6057522F (https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/150532472_2508762569425944_1410975948283101894_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=3&_nc_sid=ca434c&_nc_ohc=aVzjKA__lokAX-ODpCO&_nc_ht=scontent.fbne6-1.fna&tp=7&oh=60e8bcfd010b882c5e8b94b177901a91&oe=6057522F)

This popped up on facebook this morning.
That's my Dad behind the wheel of a 1968 Dodge, waaaay back in 1969 when he was Clem Jones driver.

Dad's been gone since 1996 and popped up on Facebook in 2021.  ;D Love ya Dad..... I miss you.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: lloydus67 on February 21, 2021, 02:49:41 PM
Is that 61 and 66 cents a gallon


Sent from me
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 21, 2021, 02:58:21 PM
Is the lady really wearing bunny ears ??? ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 21, 2021, 03:21:59 PM
Yes and yes you guys.

The girl looks like a sperm sample.

When was the last time you saw the Lord Mayor attend the opening of a service station.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Robbo on February 21, 2021, 05:05:54 PM
Great find Kev, i'm sure that would have brought back some fond old memories for you.
Cheers

Sent from my SM-J600G using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 21, 2021, 05:16:28 PM
Great find Kev, i'm sure that would have brought back some fond old memories for you.
Cheers

Sent from my SM-J600G using Tapatalk

Yeah, it sure did..... he was a very good Dad.  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Robbo on February 21, 2021, 05:20:39 PM
Yeah, it sure did..... he was a very good Dad.  :cup:
I'm sure that if he had the same sense of humour that you do he would have been a cracker.
Cheers


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on February 22, 2021, 01:20:37 AM
Is that 61 and 66 cents a gallon


Sent from me

Would have been around 40c to 42c per Gallon for Standard in 1970
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on February 22, 2021, 01:24:28 AM


This popped up on facebook this morning.
That's my Dad behind the wheel of a 1968 Dodge, waaaay back in 1969 when he was Clem Jones driver.

Dad's been gone since 1996 and popped up on Facebook in 2021.  ;D Love ya Dad..... I miss you.




Strange how things just appear like that, About 4 days before what would have been dads 99th birthday in Febuary, An old photo of a country school with all the kids lined up..  my dad  8 yro   and his two sisters  came up on a face book page I never go on and someone shared it to me
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 22, 2021, 03:43:27 AM
cool huh.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 22, 2021, 06:12:31 PM
https://gizmodo.com/an-entire-second-floor-pops-out-of-this-tiny-rv-comple-1846305996 (https://gizmodo.com/an-entire-second-floor-pops-out-of-this-tiny-rv-comple-1846305996)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_fit,f_auto,g_center,pg_1,q_60,w_965/hjrezdpifkv7nf063chb.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on February 23, 2021, 03:27:06 AM
https://gizmodo.com/an-entire-second-floor-pops-out-of-this-tiny-rv-comple-1846305996 (https://gizmodo.com/an-entire-second-floor-pops-out-of-this-tiny-rv-comple-1846305996)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_fit,f_auto,g_center,pg_1,q_60,w_965/hjrezdpifkv7nf063chb.jpg)

What does it weigh
It must be top heavy as all hell  ??? ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: DandyD on February 23, 2021, 05:28:16 AM
Would have been around 40c to 42c per Gallon for Standard in 1970

It's funny what you remember but it was 4/6 a gallon up here then, so about the same.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 25, 2021, 09:42:01 AM
Like igotboggedatinskip - this is hours of entertainment - and a great name LMAO!

Crap Tasmanian Drivers and Inconsiderate Parkers
https://www.facebook.com/CrapTasmanianDrivers/ (https://www.facebook.com/CrapTasmanianDrivers/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: doc evil on February 25, 2021, 12:52:26 PM
Like igotboggedatinskip - this is hours of entertainment - and a great name LMAO!

Crap Tasmanian Drivers and Inconsiderate Parkers
https://www.facebook.com/CrapTasmanianDrivers/ (https://www.facebook.com/CrapTasmanianDrivers/)

Another good one......Perth's worst drivers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/204944486753/?ref=share (https://www.facebook.com/groups/204944486753/?ref=share)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on February 25, 2021, 11:43:56 PM
Sorting through some moving boxes full of photos and found a brand new roughly  15 yro photo scanner ..Unwrapped it and hooked it up, Amazingly it bloody works, Quality isnt too bad considering the grade of films and quality of cheapish camera's 20 to 30 + years ago ..
Our  "  Original Dash Cam  " set up in our old Rocket,  about 2005  and Wyuna creek on Fraser , before it got filled in .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MDS69 on February 27, 2021, 02:39:24 PM
Proud dad moment. My son made the NSW U16 softball side announced today. Hasn’t had the best pathway through his rep career but this makes it all the sweeter.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on February 27, 2021, 03:10:25 PM
Congratulations  :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on February 27, 2021, 05:07:47 PM
Proud dad moment. My son made the NSW U16 softball side announced today. Hasn’t had the best pathway through his rep career but this makes it all the sweeter.
We know just how you feel mate.........congrats to the young bloke  :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on February 28, 2021, 12:16:49 AM
Jeez they sure dont make things to last these days, Our Fisher Paykel house fridge has chucked a Hissy fit and is beeping its self silly and Temps are all over the place, 17*C  > 4*C  and anywhere in between .
You would think you should be able to get more than 28 years out of the bastard of a thing, Wonder if they would check it out under warranty .  ;D ;D
Bet the new  one will die in less than half that time .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 28, 2021, 12:19:38 AM
Jeez they sure dont make things to last these days, Our Fisher Paykel house fridge has chucked a Hissy fit and is beeping its self silly and Temps are all over the place, 17*C  > 4*C  and anywhere in between .
You would think you should be able to get more than 28 years out of the bastard of a thing, Wonder if they would check it out under warranty .  ;D ;D
Bet the new  one will die in less than half that time .
Choice maggo says that washing machines have a 5yr life span now :(  Fridges wouldnt be much better :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on February 28, 2021, 12:34:41 AM
Waeco and little Engel fridges to the rescue  atm . Gotta love having the back up of camping gear .
Should grab a couple of 110 lt 12v fridges and just go full time  batteries and solar power, instead of getting a new 240 v fridge ...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on February 28, 2021, 06:19:43 AM
Choice maggo says that washing machines have a 5yr life span now :(  Fridges wouldnt be much better :'(
Our washing machine died a couple of weeks ago, was almost exactly 5 years old.

Unfortunately for the manufacturers though I’m not a throw away and get a new one type of guy.
Pretty quickly narrowed the issue down to the main control board, striped it down and found the problem. $80 and about an hours work now it’s up and running again as good as ever. :)

90% of the population with the same issue today would have thrown their broken one out then gone and bought a new one.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 28, 2021, 06:56:53 AM
Choice maggo says that washing machines have a 5yr life span now :(  Fridges wouldnt be much better :'(

Which would be sort of OK if they priced them accordingly :'( >:(

Should grab a couple of 110 lt 12v fridges and just go full time  batteries and solar power, instead of getting a new 240 v fridge ...

Not a bad idea at all! :cup:

90% of the population with the same issue today would have thrown their broken one out then gone and bought a new one.

Mainly because they don't have the knowledge, or ability, to do what you did :-[
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on February 28, 2021, 07:29:56 AM
Mainly because they don't have the knowledge, or ability, to do what you did :-[

Yes, that too.

Don’t worry though, I have paid for the professional repair guys to come out and help me on a couple of occasions, if it’s more then simple yes/no fault finding.

But I think a lot of people don’t expect things can be repaired so much these days.
I’m sure there’s a lot of people that think appliances are some sort of complex high tech things these days. But just because they make lots of beeping sounds and have fancy displays now, doesn’t mean they’re anything more then a power supply, control board and a pump/motor/heating element. Pretty much all components are still replaceable.

Unfortunately, if you’re not very hands on but don’t want to throw your stuff away the decision is much harder.
Your first call to the local appliance repair guys is usually a bit of a shock.
Once they tell you there’s the call out fee + 15 minute labour rates to find the fault + parts + return visit to fit the parts and no guarantees it will work perfectly after that.
Most people then start to question if it’s worth fixing or just get a new one.

Now all of this chat about broken fridges and repairing control boards reminds me, I should drag the old broken Waeco out off the shelves in the shed and finally make a start on the thermistor and controller swap... ;) :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on February 28, 2021, 09:00:52 AM
These Sheila's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1J3NLNWAPU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1J3NLNWAPU)   :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on February 28, 2021, 09:29:51 AM
Sh1t a Br1ck👏👏👏👏
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on February 28, 2021, 01:22:40 PM
Hi,
   Our 45 year old microwave is running again.
One of the drive belts broke. A short length of O ring rubber and a dab of superglue to either end made a new belt.
While the covers were off I replaced the two 110V lamps (in series) with a LED transformer and a small spot light.
Way better.
Mrs is happy too!
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on February 28, 2021, 01:52:42 PM
Our washing machine died a couple of weeks ago, was almost exactly 5 years old.

Unfortunately for the manufacturers though I’m not a throw away and get a new one type of guy.
Pretty quickly narrowed the issue down to the main control board, striped it down and found the problem. $80 and about an hours work now it’s up and running again as good as ever. :)

90% of the population with the same issue today would have thrown their broken one out then gone and bought a new one.

Had a dryer start making noises and not wanting to run properly many years ago. Me being me, pulled the drum out and saw a bearing at the back and grabbed hold of it, only to discover it was near seized.  :o Took it off and went to a bearing joint and got a new one and that dryer went for another 4yrs before crapping itself. Bearing cost me $10, new dryer was $300  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 28, 2021, 02:00:09 PM
Speaking of electrical devices.....

The wife is on the verandah as we speak, playing with her Little Beaver.  ;D

Get ya mind out of the gutter, one of those little airless spray guns.  :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on February 28, 2021, 03:15:58 PM


Speaking of electrical devices.....
Hi,
    Widow next door was upset. Washing machine making a terrible noise, and a repair chap diagnosed it as" main bearing" and the quote was eye-watering.
No harm in checking it out for her.
1. Noise was very loud, but nothing like a bearing.
2. Definitely 50Hz, and started on the spin cycle.
Pulled it out, tilted it back, and found one missing return spring on the big spin-drive clutch solenoid was not letting it fully engage.
Thus it was left mid thrust and trying to engage.
Picked up spring from floor and replaced it.
Bingo.
All fixed
Time? Maybe 10 minutes max.
What gives with some people, what a rip-off merchant.
Cheers


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on March 01, 2021, 07:09:00 AM
Speaking of electrical devices.....

The wife is on the verandah as we speak, playing with her Little Beaver.  ;D

Get ya mind out of the gutter, one of those little airless spray guns.  :D
I've seen a lot of those "Little Beaver" airless spray guns in my lifetime, and none of them were electric  >:D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 01, 2021, 08:46:17 AM
 :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on March 01, 2021, 08:59:04 AM
Had a dryer start making noises and not wanting to run properly many years ago. Me being me, pulled the drum out and saw a bearing at the back and grabbed hold of it, only to discover it was near seized.  :o Took it off and went to a bearing joint and got a new one and that dryer went for another 4yrs before crapping itself. Bearing cost me $10, new dryer was $300  ;D

Foo

When we first moved down to Melbourne, we moved into a house that had the toilet off the laundry. Sitting there one morning, with the sliding door open, and the mrs walked into the laundry, switched on the clothes dryer and said she was going up the shops.

Fair nuff, went back to what I was doing...... a couple of minutes later and there was smoke billowing out of the clothes dryer. Bugger, I was mid... ummm well you know... had to cut the job short, rush the paperwork, bolt out and grab the dryer and drop it on the back lawn.

When the dryer was in our previous house, it was hung on a wall, so had been used in the upside down position for about 5 years. In the new place it was on the floor, so being used the other way up. The problem here is that all the accumulated fluff inside the cabinet then drops down and lands on the heating element. First timie you turn it on again, the fluff catches fire. I did end up rewiring the burnt out wiring though, and we used it for another 5 years or so.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 01, 2021, 09:44:49 AM
Interesting toy hauler - aerodynamic as a wall.

https://www.just4x4s.com.au/4x4s-for-sale/2016-home-made-caravan/JFM5180918 (https://www.just4x4s.com.au/4x4s-for-sale/2016-home-made-caravan/JFM5180918)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 03, 2021, 11:25:59 AM
Hmm, this made me smile.
Thanks Brad,
Brad was working on a house in Grafton, ripping up the carpet and he found this under it.
WOW, from 22 years ago.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210303/5155ec9381a7c80d6e0508d2b87369de.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 03, 2021, 12:55:02 PM
Go on, Google 'What space movie was made in 1992?'

LMAO! GO THE PC WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Champin on March 03, 2021, 01:03:32 PM
Go on, Google 'What space movie was made in 1992?'

LMAO! GO THE PC WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reckon that'll ruffle a few feathers today. So tell me bird...seriously...did ya watch it?....

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 03, 2021, 01:47:27 PM
Reckon that'll ruffle a few feathers today. So tell me bird...seriously...did ya watch it?....
wonder if its on Netflix...

the PC world just imploded
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 04, 2021, 07:19:33 AM
Hmm, this made me smile.

Good find!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on March 04, 2021, 10:51:52 AM
Got my power bill today. :)

The average bill used to be $880, now 10.22kw of panels later its $201....

The purple line for this year’s February usage compared to the grey last year says it all really... ;D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210304/d57bdcab0277d56f93ce75422f0e0b61.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on March 04, 2021, 11:28:55 AM
Got my power bill today. :)

The average bill used to be $880, now 10.22kw of panels later its $201....

The purple line for this year’s February usage compared to the grey last year says it all really... ;D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210304/d57bdcab0277d56f93ce75422f0e0b61.jpg)

Is that $880 for a year or 1/4 ?
If it's for a 1/4, just think how much you might be in credit if you didn't use so much power ( mines approx 300 - 1/4 )... ;D
Title: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on March 04, 2021, 12:34:37 PM
Is that $880 for a year or 1/4 ?
If it's for a 1/4, just think how much you might be in credit if you didn't use so much power ( mines approx 300 - 1/4 )... ;D
Nov-Feb 2020.
We only have single tariff here. That was with no pool and only 1 AC in the in-laws granny flat (though I subsequently found out at that time they had been running the AC all day with the windows open ).

Same time this year with a pool and 2 more AC units (running with the windows closed) and getting all of our daytime power for free.

These days running a 15kw pool heater for a few hours in the morning isn’t even enough to use up all of the free power. ;D
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210304/6a070d555d6119e2702ca891430babc4.jpg)

Edit;
I should add, that image above is with the whole extended family staying here (our family of 4 + 9 extra adults and 5 kids).
And the kids wanted to pool to be a bit warmer... ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 05, 2021, 09:32:10 AM
Sounds like an interesting place
Morning Glory River Resort - Get in touch with nature


https://morninggloryriverresort.com.au/ (https://morninggloryriverresort.com.au/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bigpickle on March 05, 2021, 10:16:11 AM
Another interesting place, if you are ever in Chengdu, China.
I stayed here for 5 nights back in 2012. Very nice hotel but the name is enough to raise some doubts.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g297463-d1371995-Reviews-Caesarean_Hotel-Chengdu_Sichuan.html
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on March 05, 2021, 10:17:31 AM
Sounds like an interesting place
Morning Glory River Resort - Get in touch with nature


https://morninggloryriverresort.com.au/ (https://morninggloryriverresort.com.au/)

I'd assume if you spoilt your missus there for a weekend, the title of the resort would be your reward ??   ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on March 05, 2021, 04:20:48 PM
Another interesting place, if you are ever in Chengdu, China.
I stayed here for 5 nights back in 2012. Very nice hotel but the name is enough to raise some doubts.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g297463-d1371995-Reviews-Caesarean_Hotel-Chengdu_Sichuan.html

No, that wouldn't cut it for me...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 05, 2021, 06:10:57 PM
Couple of days ago our flat screen telly crapped itself, just great, but we got a good run out it, ten years, wasn't a dear one to start with. 50 bucks odd a year :)
Fysh came home this arvo with another 500 buck job.
Hiesense 50" smart telly.
Look out, youtube, netflixs, app on phones, connects to the stero, Router.
Happy Days, music, vids, :)
Chillin to some Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood atm.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on March 05, 2021, 06:33:53 PM
New TVs are getting pretty good with their services 👍
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 05, 2021, 06:44:07 PM
New TVs are getting pretty good with their services
Mate, feel like I've been living under a rock.
Sure, I've been all over the internet thing for years, but this connecting all sort of stuff, is pretty cool.
The home sercurity cameras, the Air Con, checking power usage, solar power generation.
It's all pretty cool, but one thing I can't live without, That's Camping :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on March 06, 2021, 06:30:14 AM
New TVs are getting pretty good with their services 👍
New or old, all the fancy add on's BUT there is still only rubbish these days on the idiot box.

Thats why we go camping  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on March 06, 2021, 06:42:25 AM
Sounds like an interesting place
Morning Glory River Resort - Get in touch with nature


https://morninggloryriverresort.com.au/ (https://morninggloryriverresort.com.au/)

Note their ‘sister property’ Cape Horn vineyards. ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on March 06, 2021, 07:09:44 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Lots of smiles again this week.

Daughter Chelsea and her relay team made it to State swimming in Homebush at the end of next month.

The team who placed 1st ( our girls came in a very close 2nd) were made up off National level swimmers.
These girls are fast. Chelsea is only 13 & racing girls up to 16y/o !
In the process, Chelsea did her fastest time ( PB) ever for 50mtre freestyle. She did a 31.70 !!
[img width= height= alt=Capture" border="0]https://i.ibb.co/4prR6r4/Capture.png[/img] (https://imgbb.com/)
Look at the time difference between 1st & 2nd place teams.Our girls finished 2nd.  :cup:

Now onto State and who knows after that. So proud of our girl atm  :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 06, 2021, 07:46:16 AM
Hiesense 50" smart telly.
Look out, youtube, netflixs, app on phones, connects to the stero, Router.
Happy Days, music, vids, :)

Not wanting to put a downer on your day, but I've unfortunately heard a lot of stories that while the TV side of things keeps going OK, all the "smart" bits gradually stop working because of "updates" ::) :'( >:(

We had that with a PVR, that could also connect online & display all sorts of stuff. Turned it on one day & a message came up to say that we have to do an update. Did that & all that stuff just wasn't there anymore :'( >:(

Checked online & lot's of complaints about the same thing happening over the prior month or so. Apparently, the drivers & so on were all "so old" (5 years! :o) that they were starting to have issues with connecting properly, so, rather than stuff around trying to keep them going, LG just pushed out an update that shut everything down! >:(

I wouldn't mind so much buying something, knowing that it's only going to work for a couple of years, if it was priced accordingly, but when you want $1000+ for something, then I expect it's going to keep working for quite a while!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 06, 2021, 07:47:26 AM
So proud of our girl atm  :D

So you should be!

Good on her & the rest of the team :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on March 06, 2021, 08:43:11 AM
In the process, Chelsea did her fastest time ( PB) ever for 50mtre freestyle. She did a 31.70 !!

I don't walk that fast! 'Well Done', Chelsea! :cheers:

p.s. probably can't run that fast, these days. :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 06, 2021, 10:19:30 AM


Not wanting to put a downer on your day, but I've unfortunately heard a lot of stories that while the TV side of things keeps going OK, all the "smart" bits gradually stop working because of "updates" ::) :'( >:(
Quote
We know have only forked out 500 bucks, we don't expect to get a top of the line whiz bang telly.

So many things depends on firmware/updates to keep going.
The Router purchased 7 odd years old, even tho it works great, it doesn't take firmware upgrades anymore.

Sign of the times, hey.
Cheers
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: vern on March 06, 2021, 11:36:06 AM
Nov-Feb 2020.
We only have single tariff here. That was with no pool and only 1 AC in the in-laws granny flat (though I subsequently found out at that time they had been running the AC all day with the windows open ).

Same time this year with a pool and 2 more AC units (running with the windows closed) and getting all of our daytime power for free.

These days running a 15kw pool heater for a few hours in the morning isn’t even enough to use up all of the free power. ;D
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210304/6a070d555d6119e2702ca891430babc4.jpg)

Edit;
I should add, that image above is with the whole extended family staying here (our family of 4 + 9 extra adults and 5 kids).
And the kids wanted to pool to be a bit warmer... ;)
Looking at the graph, does your pool pump/heater come on at about 7.30?
I'd change it to about 8.30, move that load over a bit for when you are producing more solar.
System looks oversized, nothing wrong with that, if you were happy to pay that bit extra.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 06, 2021, 02:53:41 PM
does your pool pump/heater come on at about 7.30?

& switch off again ~10.30 ???

I'd move it to 11-2, when you've got pretty well maximum production ;D
Title: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on March 06, 2021, 04:03:15 PM
Yes, the pool pump kicks in at 7:30 and you’re right, it’s probably about 30 minutes early.

The run time on the heater is all dependent on temperature, the pump/filter run until 4:30.
On the specific day in December shown in that image the temp was set somewhere around 28-29 degrees, but we’d had some rain on the 2 previous days and the kids asked to warm it up a bit.
I would have set the temp to 31-32 degrees and it took about 3 hours to raise the temp, then shut of automatically.

Yes the solar is possibly a touch over sized, but that’s all the panels we could fit on our roof. With a 3 year payback in the system, I would have oversized it even more if I could fit more panels. ;)
I’ve still got a spare 5kw that I can feed back through my 3 phase connection. :)

And yes the heat pump is over sized for my pool too.
Just like the oversized footings on my decking and oversized bearers and oversized slab thickness in my shed.
So many oversized things... Maybe I’m just subconsciously compensating for something.... ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on March 06, 2021, 04:49:46 PM
Yep. If a job's worth doing, it's worth over doing.... ;D ;D

We have 28kW of panels on our roof.
Our 3 phase connection means we've more than covered our electricity and gas bills....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 06, 2021, 05:27:20 PM
Yep. If a job's worth doing, it's worth over doing.... ;D ;D

We have 28kW of panels on our roof.
Our 3 phase connection means we've more than covered our electricity and gas bills....

 :cheers:
Geoff, Can you Blu Tooth some left overs ;)
I'm struggling with only 3.8kW to run the Plunge/stick welder(admittedly it's near 45 years old) :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on March 06, 2021, 05:31:32 PM
Geoff, Can you Blu Tooth some left overs ;)
...

Just for you, Jon... ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 06, 2021, 05:35:30 PM
Just for you, Jon... ;D
You've always got my back, Thanks Mate.
:)  :)  :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 06, 2021, 05:35:30 PM
Double post ???
Cheers
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bigpickle on March 06, 2021, 06:48:47 PM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 08, 2021, 01:09:24 PM
I went to a Cars n Coffe thing yesterday, run by the ol Superformance guys.

There was a call out to all the ex Surfers Paradise racers..... i was one of 'em.

As i was leaving in the Fleetwood, out the corner of my eye, some mad bastard was running at the car.

I stopped, window down and some guy i've never met, thrust a Cadillac key ring in my hand.

Lone Star Cadillac Co.
2301 Ross Ave.
Dallas Texas 742-7221

I thanked him of course, but buggered if i know who he was.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on March 08, 2021, 02:20:10 PM
I went to a Cars n Coffe thing yesterday, run by the ol Superformance guys.

There was a call out to all the ex Surfers Paradise racers..... i was one of 'em.

As i was leaving in the Fleetwood, out the corner of my eye, some mad bastard was running at the car.

I stopped, window down and some guy i've never met, thrust a Cadillac key ring in my hand.

Lone Star Cadillac Co.
2301 Ross Ave.
Dallas Texas 742-7221

I thanked him of course, but buggered if i know who he was.

Wasn’t the guy from the grassy knoll was it? Nobody knows him either.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 08, 2021, 03:20:36 PM
Day off work... pissin rain so been watching old Malcolm Douglas, Alby and Les Hiddens on youtube
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on March 08, 2021, 03:32:58 PM
Day off work... pissin rain so been watching old Malcolm Douglas, Alby and Les Hiddens on youtube

Good way to spend a day... I had a bit tougher though.. played Call of Duty Ghosts PS3 all the way through... my nerves are janglen now.. ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 08, 2021, 03:44:54 PM
Good way to spend a day...
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJG0KgGAyVzMMIEVcjO2EYg/videos


Quote
I had a bit tougher though.. played Call of Duty Ghosts PS3 all the way through... my nerves are janglen now.. ;D
Ghosts yea remember playin that... doin warzone/zombies on COD these days.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on March 08, 2021, 03:52:33 PM
Day off work... pissin rain so been watching old Malcolm Douglas, Alby and Les Hiddens on youtube

Public holiday for you mexicans...shame to waste it on TV !!   ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: rags on March 08, 2021, 05:46:17 PM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 09, 2021, 03:39:00 PM
hahahahaha




Indian restaurant owner who called her popular Gold Coast eatery Curry Muncher hits back at critics who say it is racist - and explains why it is the PERFECT name

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9323809/Curry-Muncher-Indian-restaurant-owner-hits-critics-say-racist.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9323809/Curry-Muncher-Indian-restaurant-owner-hits-critics-say-racist.html)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 10, 2021, 01:59:57 PM
After having the Fleetwood down in Brisbane on Sunday.

It just seemed a waste, not to take it to Toowoomba this morning as well.

I tell, that big ol 429 just loves a hill.
Straight up the range in top gear, and not pissing around either...... all the way, never even looked like needing to shift down a gear.
With 480ft lb of toque at 2,600rpm, it was never going to be difficult for the ol 64.

Shit, hard not to smile when you look at the world through a Cadillac windscreen.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on March 10, 2021, 02:31:15 PM


Shit, hard not to smile when you look at the world through a Cadillac windscreen.

As long as you're still smiling when filling up that block of flats at the servo..... :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 10, 2021, 02:47:32 PM
As long as you're still smiling when filling up that block of flats at the servo..... :cup:

Yep.... going up the hill, it would've been around 7 mpg.  :-[ or less.
But stuff me, coming down..... yippi ky aye...... we would've been in double digits.

At 4,872lbs of Fleetwood, if ya let it go on the downhill run.... holy Shit, it picks up speed quick
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Gazza00 on March 10, 2021, 05:16:08 PM

Suck the windows outta the Withcott pub  as you go by  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 11, 2021, 06:58:22 AM
Suck the windows outta the Withcott pub  as you go by  ;D ;D

Go by ???

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 11, 2021, 10:20:42 AM
Go by ???

 :cheers:

Yeah.... i don't drink.... haven't for about 2 years or so.

Too many better things to spend money on these days.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 12, 2021, 10:57:42 AM
No shock at all


Two weeks of no new local COVID cases, 40,000 travel vouchers gone in 4 minutes
Victoria has recorded two straight weeks with no new local coronavirus cases, as eager travellers snapped up a new round of $200 Melbourne travel vouchers in only four minutes.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 12, 2021, 08:02:57 PM
Karma
His family doesn't need this Shit :(
Sad, but it isn't a loss to me and many others.
Suicide is a gutless way out of owning you own Shit.

Sorry for the encrypted post.
 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on March 12, 2021, 08:21:26 PM
Karma
His family doesn't need this Shit :(
Sad, but it isn't a loss to me and many others.
Suicide is a gutless way out of owning you own Shit.

Sorry for the encrypted post.
 
Wrong,wrong, wrong, You have obviously never suffered from a major depressive episode , and untill you do you will never understand the black,dark helpless feeling that you can be under, I was there on November 9/2020, only thing that saved me was I ran out of pills to swallow
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 12, 2021, 08:47:33 PM
Wrong,wrong, wrong, You have obviously never suffered from a major depressive episode , and untill you do you will never understand the black,dark helpless feeling that you can be under, I was there on November 9/2020, only thing that saved me was I ran out of pills to swallow
You've got me wrong.
And I have been involved in Mens and others mental wellbeing for years.
My younger brother suffer Schizophrenia,
I have worked with blokes who have taken their lives, also have mates that are Coppers who have been first on scene.
Please don't judge me by the written word here.
Every day I deal with my own demons, and ever day I find a reason to help others, it helps me move forward.

BUT, there is a moment when you have to accept that some people are C$%#'s.

 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on March 13, 2021, 07:39:25 AM
Wrong,wrong, wrong, You have obviously never suffered from a major depressive episode , and untill you do you will never understand the black,dark helpless feeling that you can be under, I was there on November 9/2020, only thing that saved me was I ran out of pills to swallow

And we as "normal" minded people may never understand the deep dark desire to end a life.

I know someone who started chemo yesterday, and although a full recovery is likely, a bad outcome means a slow slide towards a painful death.....which may mean a termination before the bad Shit hits.......call that suicide ? Or call it an easy exit strategy  ? One that some people may understand more than a "normal" old suicide ?.

Mate, you're still here, and I hope you have some good support around you   :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: DandyD on March 15, 2021, 11:29:03 AM
I got my first dose of covid vaccine today. :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 15, 2021, 12:52:15 PM
good on ya.  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 15, 2021, 01:47:25 PM
Quote from: DandyD
I got my first dose of covid vaccine today. :D
are you dead yet ? has your winky fallen off?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 15, 2021, 08:46:40 PM
Ummmmm......


A Queensland shark hunter has put his famous 6WD limo on the market.

Vic Hislop is asking $55,000 for the unique stretch caddy that has accompanied him on dozens of wildlife encounters across the country.

The prized adventure mobile is available for inspection in Hervey Bay.

"It's something I built especially for doing documentaries years ago and I've taken it to Arnhem Land and Cape York up in North Queensland and it's incredible, I had it made tough, really tough. It's all Nissan running gear."

https://www.facebook.com/7NEWSToowoomba/posts/2952360051659232 (https://www.facebook.com/7NEWSToowoomba/posts/2952360051659232)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on March 16, 2021, 09:02:52 PM
Well the last week just vaporised.. Met up with the OPUS Campers  " Set up camp " delivery guy Lawrence [ Enjoy the beers mate ]  to take delivery of our home for the week, at Cotton Tree Caravan park Maroochydore ..
As far as caravan parks go, this place is a Ripper, being right on the river and out to the exit  to the ocean . Very well kept and nice clean ammenities, though does get busy over the week ends . Mobile coffee set up and woodfired pizza came in for the masses to purchase, over the week end  and from all accounts was bloody nice too . Walking distance to most any places you could want ..
The OPUS is a roomy piece of gear thats for sure .. Bloody firm beds though and if your a bit on the tall side, the King bed ad ons put the hinge joint of the fold over bed, right  across your legs at a line just above the knees. Needs a mattress topper .
As it was provided for us for the week for free, we are not complaing about being in a caravan park . But it was a noticable uncomfortableness having so many people so close , well for me anyway .
95 lt Evacool fridge freezer held nicely at -18 C to keep the ice creams frozen and the beers chilled ...
Did the touristy things for little miss as well as just sitting back and relaxing .. Visited a Castle, taught some old skool justice, took a ride on a Duck [ LARC ] and chilled out to high humidity and some wet weather .
 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 17, 2021, 08:07:54 AM
Sounds great, Edz! ;D

So you took lots of photos of the stocks, plus careful measurements, to make up a set for work ??? >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on March 17, 2021, 09:17:58 AM
Sounds great, Edz! ;D

So you took lots of photos of the stocks, plus careful measurements, to make up a set for work ??? >:D
   

Wouldnt waste my time making stocks and trying to drag the clowns into them Fizz.
 I'm pushing to get Tasers and a good supply of refill shots .. Reckon the claimed 200 X 10 second discharges per battery wouldnt last a shift, with some of the clowns we deal with . Could be fun to watch though .  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on March 17, 2021, 09:42:02 AM
3.30am this morning our first grandson was born and our third grandchild. Mum and Bubs are doing well. No lightweight, 9lb 5 oz in the old scale, born naturally, all over and done in 4hrs.
A St Paddy’s Day Bub.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on March 17, 2021, 10:03:07 AM
3.30am this morning our first grandson was born and our third grandchild. Mum and Bubs are doing well. No lightweight, 9lb 5 oz in the old scale, born naturally, all over and done in 4hrs.
A St Paddy’s Day Bub.

Congratulations Pottsy 🍾🥂
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on March 17, 2021, 10:12:46 AM
Congratulations Mr Mrs Pottsy, Woohoo !  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 17, 2021, 05:03:34 PM
Congratulations Pottsy & family ;D :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on March 17, 2021, 05:07:55 PM
Yep, that'll make you smile alright... ;D

Congrats to all.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 17, 2021, 05:14:47 PM
  I'm pushing to get Tasers and a good supply of refill shots .. Reckon the claimed 200 X 10 second discharges per battery wouldnt last a shift, with some of the clowns we deal with . Could be fun to watch though .  ;D

Here's another toy for you to try! ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbew_ePunNE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbew_ePunNE)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 18, 2021, 05:42:17 AM
The wife and i took my elderly Mum to lunch yesterday.

Quick stop at the shops on the way..... i spied an old chook dressed in green, top to bottom.

Oh, St. Patricks day...... i thought to myself.

OH Shit...... missed the 14th..... Valentines day.

Wished the wife a happy V day for a fairly cold response.
She knows i don't support a lot of these overrated idiotic crap, but seemed more pissed than usual.
A short discussion followed, including forgetting her Birthday about 10 years ago.

So, quick question, when was Valentines day moved to February?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 18, 2021, 07:23:55 AM
So, quick question, when was Valentines day moved to February?

It looks like right from when it started, somewhere around the 3rd - 5th century AD!

So, sorry Jeeps, but you can't get out of it by blaming a date change! >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on March 18, 2021, 08:44:59 AM
Hey Goobs ..
Dont worry about a stupid date on the calender to make a day special ..
 Grab Migaloo, Go for a cruise to some good tunes, to get the hair flowing and smiles happening,   rock up at Astrids work, stride in like the Boss. 
Pick her up and carry her out to the Caddy [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zXeGZXCqwA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zXeGZXCqwA)] and whizz her off to a nice Coffee shop for an extended smoko or lunch break .. Oh and maybe a flower plucked from a bush or a nearby shops table arrangement, A hand full  of clover would do if ya get stuck ...
Mate !!!  It will buy you so much more Kudos from your Lovely, than a crappy bunch of flowers and a card on a soppy calender day shared with a billion Sheeple ever would ..  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 18, 2021, 08:48:56 AM
Your information is SECURE... Trust me....

From a mate

I got an email meant for another Warren * from Transport NSW - it was his replacement paper license he can print out until his replacement turns up in the mail (message included a photo of the said license)
lol, i just contacted him on stalkerbook to let him know i have it
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 18, 2021, 09:12:17 AM
Hey Goobs ..
Dont worry about a stupid date on the calender to make a day special ..
 Grab Migaloo, Go for a cruise to some good tunes, to get the hair flowing and smiles happening,   rock up at Astrids work, stride in like the Boss. 
Pick her up and carry her out to the Caddy [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zXeGZXCqwA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zXeGZXCqwA)] and whizz her off to a nice Coffee shop for an extended smoko or lunch break .. Oh and maybe a flower plucked from a bush or a nearby shops table arrangement, A hand full  of clover would do if ya get stuck ...
Mate !!!  It will buy you so much more Kudos from your Lovely, than a crappy bunch of flowers and a card on a soppy calender day shared with a billion Sheeple ever would ..  ;D ;D

Are you on friggin drugs.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: jclures on March 18, 2021, 09:39:20 AM
Are you on friggin drugs.
I thought edz might be a bit of a romantic. ;D :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on March 18, 2021, 09:44:08 AM


So, quick question, when was Valentines day moved to February?

More to the point, Valentines day used to have nothing to do with romance, love or any of that crap.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 19, 2021, 03:32:24 PM
I can modify my gender, but I can't modify my 4wd without an engineers certificate.
What a strange world we live in.
:O
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 19, 2021, 03:45:26 PM
I can modify my gender, but I can't modify my 4wd without an engineers certificate.
What a strange world we live in.
:O
maybe you can modify your gender to be a 4wd then you wont need an engineers certificate
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 19, 2021, 03:48:21 PM
maybe you can modify your gender to be a 4wd then you wont need an engineers certificate
Ehehehe,
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on March 19, 2021, 05:23:45 PM
I can modify my gender, but I can't modify my 4wd without an engineers certificate.
What a strange world we live in.
:O

Modifying your gender might make your eyes water a bit though... LOL
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 19, 2021, 05:34:05 PM
Modifying your gender might make your eyes water a bit though... LOL
I guess that would depend on what Lift I'm chasing.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on March 19, 2021, 05:35:40 PM
Modifying your gender might make your eyes water a bit though... LOL

Especially if you need to make 35’s fit 😂😂😂
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 19, 2021, 06:40:09 PM
I guess that would depend on what Lift I'm chasing.
so if I dont do anything to my plumbing - am I still allowed to be called a man or male? or is that just wiped now? We are all just <blank>
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 19, 2021, 07:48:47 PM
so if I dont do anything to my plumbing - am I still allowed to be called a man or male? or is that just wiped now? We are all just <blank>
Non gender specific drainage.
 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: rags on March 19, 2021, 08:09:44 PM
so if I dont do anything to my plumbing - am I still allowed to be called a man or male? or is that just wiped now? We are all just <blank>

Bird, now that you mention plumbing, I need to ask a question that has me concerned.
Now as a plumber I am worried these days when I head into the plumbing supplies and ask for my fittings as either female or male and also get fittings that are male on one end and female the other end (M&F fittings) I guess the M&F fittings are gender neutral but I don’t want to offend anyone.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bigpickle on March 19, 2021, 10:02:30 PM
Quote
Bird, now that you mention plumbing, I need to ask a question that has me concerned.
Now as a plumber I am worried these days when I head into the plumbing supplies and ask for my fittings as either female or male and also get fittings that are male on one end and female the other end (M&F fittings) I guess the M&F fittings are gender neutral but I don’t want to offend anyone.

You think you have a problem.

My surname is Chapman and I keep getting mail addressed to "Chapperson"

Just imagine being a rock star named Manfred Mann.

All mail would be addressed to "Personfred Person". Crazy.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on March 20, 2021, 06:14:42 AM
You think you have a problem.

My surname is Chapman and I keep getting mail addressed to "Chapperson"

.....

They're only doing half the job.

Shouldn't it be "Personperson"..... ??? ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 20, 2021, 06:32:12 AM
What do we call the access into the roof cavity if we can't call it a Man Hole?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on March 20, 2021, 06:49:14 AM
What do we call the access into the roof cavity if we can't call it a Man Hole?

Access hole. Or a*hole if abbreviating 😂😂😂
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Champin on March 20, 2021, 07:00:09 AM
What about a cockpit in a plane?  Or a box office in a theatre? I'm so confused.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 20, 2021, 08:13:26 AM
You think you have a problem.

My surname is Chapman and I keep getting mail addressed to "Chapperson"

Just imagine being a rock star named Manfred Mann.

All mail would be addressed to "Personfred Person". Crazy.
You got nothing on Dick Van Dyke.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on March 20, 2021, 11:44:59 AM
Bird, now that you mention plumbing, I need to ask a question that has me concerned.
Now as a plumber I am worried these days when I head into the plumbing supplies and ask for my fittings as either female or male and also get fittings that are male on one end and female the other end (M&F fittings) I guess the M&F fittings are gender neutral but I don’t want to offend anyone.

I thought that's why genderless Anderson Plugs came about. Getting an early jump on the PC game.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 20, 2021, 02:49:03 PM
outrage... outrage I say

The great chicken fiasco of 2021 unfolded this week because someone on Twitter accused Woolworths of “unnecessary and disrespectful cultural appropriation” over the name of the popular cut of chicken.

Like many of you, I wasn’t aware that the grossly offensive item of “boomerang wings” even existed until this week’s horror racist expose.

I had no idea my local supermarket chicken freezer cabinet was harbouring a racist item so objectionable, so heinous, it had to be renamed after just one complaint.

“We’ve reviewed the feedback and decided it’s appropriate to change the description of this particular cut to ‘V wings’,” a Woolworths spokesperson said.

“While [boomerang wings] is a commonly used term to describe this cut of chicken in the poultry industry, we appreciate the customer’s perspective.”

Note that they refer to a singular customer. These days only one objection can change a chicken cut forever.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 20, 2021, 02:55:09 PM
How many offended people does it take to change a light bulb?

Ar, but did the light bulb want to change???

Where is this going to end?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 20, 2021, 03:09:31 PM
How many offended people does it take to change a light bulb?

Ar, but did the light bulb want to change???

Where is this going to end?
.............. if this goes ahead, what about people with vision issues ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on March 20, 2021, 04:52:48 PM
.............. if this goes ahead, what about people with vision issues ???

Well you could pick up some interesting under apparel, without the embarrassment of having to shop in the wrong department LOL
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 20, 2021, 05:05:03 PM
Jeep Wrangler Engine Explodes After Owner Tows Vehicle In Gear And Revs It To 50,000 RPM  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:


A 2021 Jeep Wrangler’s 3.6-liter V6 engine apparently tried revving to eight times its redline after the owner left the vehicle’s transfer case in low-range while flat-towing, The Drive reports. The resulting stresses tore the engine apart, yielding a scene that looks as if it might have been caused by a grenade.

The car website spoke with the foreman of a north Florida shop to learn more about the ruined white 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon that had been flat-towed behind an RV. From The Drive:

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_fit,f_auto,g_center,pg_1,q_60,w_965/qwbhrbplsukz2j286bpo.png)

https://jalopnik.com/jeep-wrangler-engine-explodes-after-owner-tows-vehicle-1846493328 (https://jalopnik.com/jeep-wrangler-engine-explodes-after-owner-tows-vehicle-1846493328)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 21, 2021, 07:40:55 AM
.............. if this goes ahead, what about people with vision issues ???

I see that it says this "will allow children to choose their own clothes" ???

But kids very rarely do choose their own - Mum does ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on March 21, 2021, 10:59:20 AM
A good news post today to make me smile.

Bunnings Grafton & Coleman Australia have generously donated to our cause,Variety the children's charity, a esky arctic pro 120 ice box for our fundraising activities  :cup:

I would like to thank the crew at Grafton & Coleman for their ongoing support to Variety and us to help the kids who deserve a fair go. :cheers: :cheers:


Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 21, 2021, 11:01:08 AM
A good news post today to make me smile.

Bunnings Grafton & Coleman Australia have generously donated to our cause,Variety the children's charity, a esky arctic pro 120 ice box for our fundraising activities  :cup:

I would like to thank the crew at Grafton & Coleman for their ongoing support to Variety and us to help the kids who deserve a fair go. :cheers: :cheers:
Noice work1
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: timmyh80 on March 21, 2021, 09:30:41 PM
From Facebook.

BACKING IN THE  VAN

I was propped up in my deck chair, beneath the awning shade.
Id knocked the top off of a stubby, it was about that time of day.
Just then around the corner a car and van appeared.
They had the look of newbies, it was the worst I feared.

They  pulled up right adjacent to their allotted spot
They got out and perused the site, to work out what was what.
Then I knew the fun was starting and I cracked the biggest grin.
He said.....'Help me will you honey ,im gonna back her in'.

"Now remember dear I told you,the opposite applies.
Right hand down to push her left...left to push her right".
Right then the lady was confused about which hand to wave
I could see this turning ugly , the consequences grave.

The first attempt did not go well, he jack knifed right away
"Hon",he said...."I told you....it goes the other way.
Darls I know it's awkward, you just do your best"
Then the van jack knifed the other way, it was gonna be a test.

He got out of the drivers seat, he said "I didn't see your sign"
She said...".well I was waving dear...both hands...all the time."
He said...".I couldn't see you, you were right behind the van.
So stand out to the side a bit....do you think you can?"

"Surely you can see from there,which way I gotta go..
Surely you can make a sign to let me bloody know?"
She said "I'm trying ,honestly, to get my signals right"
He said....."well try a little harder or we'll be here all bloody night".

She didn't like his tone of voice...and she told him so
"Well", he said, "you know so much...jump  in and have a go".
She slid into the drivers seat....it was really getting tense
Her foot slipped off the pedal,and she backed into the fence

He had a look of horror  ...tho the damage wasn't great
She  had hit the panic button, she was really in a state
"You know you made me do that ,  you waved that hand not the other"
Then through gritted teeth he hissed those fatal words.......".geez you're like your mother!"

WELL!!!! you could have heard a pin drop, he knew he'd gone too far
Her eyes were shooting daggers as she stepped slowly from the car.
She'd spat the dummy properly,  thrown the toys out of the cot
And he knew beyond the slightest doubt, he was gonna cop the lot

She had her pointed  index finger.... almost on his nose
She made sure he knew how mad she was with the next words that she chose.
'Listen here you senile twatt , I've had about enough
Your superior he man bulldust and all that other stuff'.

"Get into the car old man..let me see you back the van
Mr. Super bloody stud can do it if anybody can.
I'm going to the coffee shop I don't need this kind of stress
If you were nice to me and patient we wouldn't end up in this mess."

After trying for an hour and not having any luck
He asked me if I'd back it in for him....he'd give me fifty bucks
I placed the van in perfectly...he was organised at last
He handed me the fifty bucks just as my wife walked past.

That sparked a new debate, she called me miserable and cheap
That was fifty dollars I would never get to keep
She took the money from me....and caused a whole new round of strife
She strutted up to their van and gave the money to the wife.

No amount of talking was going to save his skin
She had him on the back foot ...and geez.... didn't she rip in!!
A savage verbal payout ...he had to cop it like a man
All because he couldn't back a flamin' caravan.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on March 22, 2021, 05:16:41 AM
maybe you can modify your gender to be a 4wd then you wont need an engineers certificate

Next time I walk on board an aircraft I'm going to tell them

"I identify as a 1st class passenger"
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on March 22, 2021, 08:05:16 AM
Next time I walk on board an aircraft I'm going to tell them

"I identify as a 1st class passenger"

That will get you an automatic upgrade.......




To the rear most seat next to the sh*t house !  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on March 22, 2021, 08:38:26 AM
That will get you an automatic upgrade.......




To the rear most seat next to the sh*t house !  ;D

With the broken door 😂😂😂
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on March 22, 2021, 02:07:34 PM
Does anyone have a group of Blackfellas and an elephant I can borrow ?
The grass n the yard is getting that high, I need the Black fellas to beat the bushes to scare the tigers out for me to shoot .. So its safe for me to get in there to mow when the rain stops . :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 22, 2021, 05:39:55 PM
Does anyone have a group of Blackfellas and an elephant I can borrow ?
The grass n the yard is getting that high, I need the Black fellas to beat the bushes to scare the tigers out for me to shoot .. So its safe for me to get in there to mow when the rain stops . :D
You presume the rain is going to Stop.
Oh lets ask Tim.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on March 22, 2021, 05:41:52 PM
....
Oh lets ask Tim.


Haven't seen or heard much of him for a while.....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on March 22, 2021, 09:37:10 PM
Tim who ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on March 23, 2021, 05:55:56 AM
.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 23, 2021, 08:27:18 AM
Quote from: edz
Tim who ???
x2
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 23, 2021, 08:30:31 AM
The dam was only 3 inches from spilling an hour ago.

Hosing down outside now, so would be full full full now. :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Robbo on March 23, 2021, 12:20:57 PM
Tim who ???
..(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210323/50e4e16abf72169fa7ff9da649bea58c.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 23, 2021, 01:57:10 PM
The dam was only 3 inches from spilling an hour ago.

Hosing down outside now, so would be full full full now. :cup:

Good to hear, mate!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on March 23, 2021, 03:30:13 PM
Hope you had the old pool all cleared out and ready to fill ..  ;D   
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 23, 2021, 05:02:07 PM
this....

Nice and green and full dam.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 24, 2021, 06:33:34 AM
Nice! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on March 24, 2021, 06:43:00 AM
The only problem you're going to have now is,
once it stops raining you'll have grass up to your armpits in no time
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 24, 2021, 08:05:31 AM
Jeez, we've already got that!

Mrs spread fertiliser on the lawns at start of Summer & with the rain & sunshine since, if you stop in one spot for too long while walking round the yard, the grass will wrap around your ankles!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 24, 2021, 08:48:09 AM
46mms of rain fell at Ayres Rock over the weekend.




Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on March 24, 2021, 09:31:18 AM
If you look at the fissures in the rock, she's had a lot of rain at times over the last 1,000 or more years !!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 24, 2021, 12:44:01 PM
46mms of rain fell at Ayres Rock over the weekend.

& Mrs' first comment "Did you have to pay for the photo" ??? >:D

So nasty & cynical - I just don't know where she gets it from ??? :angel:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on March 24, 2021, 08:16:44 PM
 Cape York   ;D ;D   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2OHXaQEebo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2OHXaQEebo)       ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: lloydus67 on March 24, 2021, 09:32:26 PM
Wow, that looked like an awesome trip. It would certainly have gruelling in the vintage cars


Sent from me
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 25, 2021, 10:31:59 AM
Interesting how much PPE there is

The Story of Sidchrome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gGoFQx4bKI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gGoFQx4bKI)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Raym on March 25, 2021, 01:15:47 PM
Interesting how much PPE there is

The Story of Sidchrome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gGoFQx4bKI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gGoFQx4bKI)

Got to do a trade tour through the factory during my apprenticeship some time 1970 - 72.

Mostly spent time in the forging areas as we were blacksmiths.

The thing I remember most was seeing a bloke grinding the dags from each end of ring spanners after drop forging. They were placed beside the ginders in 44 gal drums. The grinder rest had a tool post that he would drop the spanner on to. A couple of swipes then spin it around & do the other end. The into another drum.

One of our lot asked him if it got boring at all & he enthusiastically replied "oh no every so often I get to  do a different sized spanner"

We never got to be near or see the finished product & packaging, maybe for good reason.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 26, 2021, 02:26:59 PM
This made me Smile
My steering box chassis plates turned up today.
:)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210326/d7ad166ab30a6a6f4c6f0bfa822b78c6.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on March 27, 2021, 11:11:14 AM
Did an angry Prado in google paint for a bloke on FB   .. Apparently the proper Blue LED headlights are about $1200 US ...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on March 27, 2021, 11:56:36 AM
Went to the Supermarket today and didn't wear a facemask!!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 27, 2021, 12:07:01 PM
Went to the Supermarket today and didn't wear a facemask!!

You wild, out of control rebel.LOL
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on March 27, 2021, 03:01:54 PM
You wild, out of control rebel.LOL
I reckon it's the first time in over a year I have allowed to.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 27, 2021, 05:04:35 PM
Declans Vex robotic team making the nationals and winning an excellence award which gives them an invite to worlds. A great effort with them stepping up to the next level.
Will see what worlds is this year, maybe a trip or a virtual event

GG(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210327/5f7c22a9b0184c3d36bd2519f5a6be54.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 27, 2021, 05:06:37 PM
Declans Vex robotic team making the nationals and winning an excellence award which gives them an invite to worlds. A great effort with them stepping up to the next level.
Will see what worlds is this year, maybe a trip or a virtual event

GG(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210327/5f7c22a9b0184c3d36bd2519f5a6be54.jpg)
nice work.... had to make same sort of stuff as last time?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 01, 2021, 07:39:14 AM
someoen else who has more $$ than me :'(

New six tonne rated Kedron cost a cool $260,000

The mega-van's Tare weight of 4420kg provides a massive payload of 1580kg, while its circa $260,000 pricetag makes it Kedron's most expensive caravan to date, and one of the priciest conventional caravans ever built down under.

https://www.caravancampingsales.com.au/editorial/details/kedron-builds-260000-triple-axle-supavan-129218/ (https://www.caravancampingsales.com.au/editorial/details/kedron-builds-260000-triple-axle-supavan-129218/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on April 01, 2021, 07:51:55 AM
This made me laugh

https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/lotto-winner-plans-to-spend-half-his-20m-prize-money-on-a-clapped-out-2004-landcruiser-prado/?fbclid=IwAR0rtU140tTDADdQJ7Q-gtvbkb51033laJDSwJmnOLKEaRKqF1HP33iHQss (https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/lotto-winner-plans-to-spend-half-his-20m-prize-money-on-a-clapped-out-2004-landcruiser-prado/?fbclid=IwAR0rtU140tTDADdQJ7Q-gtvbkb51033laJDSwJmnOLKEaRKqF1HP33iHQss)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 01, 2021, 01:34:37 PM
A Current Affair ... surprisingly not the full story...

https://www.facebook.com/ABCMediaWatch/videos/1794790087361826 (https://www.facebook.com/ABCMediaWatch/videos/1794790087361826)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on April 01, 2021, 02:57:18 PM
Eldest Daughters partner got decent 3d printer for his birthday, He's into all sorts of fabrication / tinkering etc and a bit of a go getter ..  Had to drop some gear over to their place today and got a surprise Baggy of  3D printed Tarp clips .. ;D
Might just have a bit more printing for you to do mate ..  ;D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNe9TY7jKJg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNe9TY7jKJg)      ;D ;D ;D    http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=57587.0 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=57587.0)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 01, 2021, 04:21:39 PM
Double ended tarp clips hey ???

I wonder where you got that idea from ??? 8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 03, 2021, 09:19:06 AM
The Fleetwood battery started to call it quits this week.

Dated Dec. 2013, it di better than most i think.
When the car was shipped, someone left the key on accessories and the by the time it was here, dead as the proverbial.
Charged it, and its gone really well ever since.... till last week.

My mate Doug dropped off the new battery yesterday.

Not as large as the old one (950cca), but a quality 840cca battery for $185 was enough for a smile.
 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on April 03, 2021, 12:20:31 PM
 Good camp sign    ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on April 03, 2021, 12:31:45 PM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: lloydus67 on April 03, 2021, 12:46:02 PM
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Sent from me
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on April 03, 2021, 07:13:45 PM
Grateful for the serenity while camping at Levuka (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210403/648dc1e8ec38740ff9a6c83dc6063fd2.jpg) made me smile

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: glenm64 on April 03, 2021, 07:41:36 PM
Grateful for the serenity while camping at Levuka (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210403/648dc1e8ec38740ff9a6c83dc6063fd2.jpg) made me smile

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on April 03, 2021, 11:29:53 PM
 ;D ;D ;D    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP1TrHh0Po4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP1TrHh0Po4)      These blokes
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on April 04, 2021, 10:05:40 AM
;D ;D ;D    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP1TrHh0Po4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP1TrHh0Po4)      These blokes

Crazy b*stards eh? Imagine someone getting speared by one of those....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 04, 2021, 10:45:48 AM
;D ;D ;D    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP1TrHh0Po4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP1TrHh0Po4)      These blokes
or these.. ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpy4cJzTqr8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpy4cJzTqr8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on April 04, 2021, 06:57:58 PM
Always look on the Bright side of Life.
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on April 05, 2021, 01:25:10 PM
Ahaha(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210405/70ae6e06151291a0bb89fec8402cea9c.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 05, 2021, 05:00:45 PM
Ahaha(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210405/70ae6e06151291a0bb89fec8402cea9c.jpg)
oh yea that'll rope in the crowds....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on April 05, 2021, 07:27:06 PM
oh yea that'll rope in the crowds....
Yep, The Big Brother, I'm a second rate celebrity in a jungle, MAF Watchers :)
 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 06, 2021, 10:56:27 AM
how kids books have changed over the years

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/143675232661/ (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/143675232661/)
Poo Bingo....
Discover all you ever wanted to know about poo - and more - with Poo Bingo! Featuring 24 animals and their uniquely shaped poos, this is the bingo game to end all bingo games. Kids will delight in discovering that wombats poo in cubes and that penguins poo in squirts that are different colours depending on what they've eaten! Be the first to fill your game card with animals and poos to win BINGO!

or

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/143677257659/ (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/143677257659/)
What Do You Do When You Get Poo on Your Shoe?

theres dozens of em..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 06, 2021, 01:47:14 PM
Ahaha(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210405/70ae6e06151291a0bb89fec8402cea9c.jpg)

She's certainly nowhere near as slim & trim as she used to be! :'(

Although I guess the time in between hasn't been very good for her ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 06, 2021, 01:54:05 PM
Bit of a Rant, bit of Made me Smile, bit of a scratch your head ...

When we took the cover off the van to go away last week, it ripped right along a seam, & it wasn't caught up on anything either.

Only 9 months old :o, which is nowhere near good enough, so not happy with SCA >:(

Took it back in to them this morning & they immediately gave me a full refund so good on them ;D

One interesting bit though.

As the lady at the counter was putting the refund through, she said "Did you realise that they're not supposed to be used as permanent covers, as they're not designed to be out in the weather all the time?", & as she quickly added "Which is ridiculous, isn't it?" :o ::)

Well yes, that is more than somewhat ridiculous – a caravan cover (& she also mentioned that car covers are the same!) which aren't supposed to be left outdoors ???

Hmmm, I've never thought about putting a fairly heavy, waterproof, felt cover over the car while it's in the garage ??? ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 06, 2021, 02:25:11 PM
Quote from: Fizzie
Only 9 months old :o, which is nowhere near good enough, so not happy with SCA

you bought a $2 cover from supercheap and expected it to last? LMAO! :D :P :P
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on April 06, 2021, 03:41:47 PM


......, it ripped right along the seam.....
Hi,
Sounds like it was sewn with a non UV stable thread.
Cheers



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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on April 06, 2021, 03:56:04 PM
you bought a $2 cover from supercheap and expected it to last? LMAO! :D

Get outa here...it was $20..  ;D

I bought one off e bay and it lasted 18mths......probably same factory as the super crap one.....but mine was $80..

But if you buy a $200 one from somewhere else, it's probably still made in China, and maybe still from the same factory ??
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on April 06, 2021, 04:17:30 PM
What size van do you have, Fizzie? I've got a cover here you welcome to for nix. For a 16 footer, from memory.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 06, 2021, 04:23:00 PM
What size van do you have, Fizzie? I've got a cover here you welcome to for nix. For a 16 footer, from memory.
Nice work  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Moggy on April 06, 2021, 08:25:03 PM
Bit of a Rant, bit of Made me Smile, bit of a scratch your head ...

When we took the cover off the van to go away last week, it ripped right along a seam, & it wasn't caught up on anything either.

Only 9 months old :o, which is nowhere near good enough, so not happy with SCA >:(

Took it back in to them this morning & they immediately gave me a full refund so good on them ;D

One interesting bit though.

As the lady at the counter was putting the refund through, she said "Did you realise that they're not supposed to be used as permanent covers, as they're not designed to be out in the weather all the time?", & as she quickly added "Which is ridiculous, isn't it?" :o ::)

Well yes, that is more than somewhat ridiculous – a caravan cover (& she also mentioned that car covers are the same!) which aren't supposed to be left outdoors ???

Hmmm, I've never thought about putting a fairly heavy, waterproof, felt cover over the car while it's in the garage ??? ::)
That reminds me of some years ago i had dewalt gear for work, one of the batteries was cooked after 6mths. Tool was supposed to have 3yrs warranty & pro rata on batteries after 12 mths.
Took the battery into store where salesman quickly produced a warranty statement saying that if batteries were stored in metal containers in the sun the warranty was void, his question was "where do you keep your tools". In the lockable toolbox on the ute, where do you fukin think, in the fridge, needles to say after me carrying on like a petulant 4yr old, they agreed if i bought a replacement battery they would give me one free, i did & that was the last tool i ever bought from them.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on April 06, 2021, 08:34:00 PM
how kids books have changed over the years

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/143675232661/ (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/143675232661/)
Poo Bingo....
Discover all you ever wanted to know about poo - and more - with Poo Bingo! Featuring 24 people and their uniquely shaped poos, this is the bingo game to end all bingo games. Kids will delight in discovering that people poo are different colours depending on what they've eaten! Be the first to fill your game card with people and poos to win BINGO!

Fixed it to be more relevant to a city child’s likely environment/demographic. Who thinks up this sh1t? ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 07, 2021, 07:09:49 AM
What size van do you have, Fizzie? I've got a cover here you welcome to for nix. For a 16 footer, from memory.

Thanks mate, that's awesome :cup:, but the old one was an 18-20' cover so probably a bit too squeezy :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 07, 2021, 07:22:22 AM
you bought a $2 cover from supercheap and expected it to last? LMAO! :D :P :P

One hell of a lot more than $2! :'( >:(

No, I didn't expect it to last forever, but thought it would be good for the 2 year warranty it had on it ??? ::)

So has anybody got any suggestions for covers that are actually intended to stay outside in the weather ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 07, 2021, 07:23:24 AM
shed or carport.  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: jclures on April 07, 2021, 09:03:13 AM
These are a bit expensive though but they clam a three-year warranty. I can’t say I have ever used one though.
https://www.caravansplus.com.au/adco-caravan-cover-suit-55-612m-18ft-20ft-p-14765.html (https://www.caravansplus.com.au/adco-caravan-cover-suit-55-612m-18ft-20ft-p-14765.html)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on April 07, 2021, 11:46:24 AM
Thanks mate, that's awesome :cup:, but the old one was an 18-20' cover so probably a bit too squeezy :'(

Got a message from the bloke who gave it too me. He reckons it's a 19'. It's still a bit showery here so, I'll measure it up this arvo. It's a cotton/calico sort of material. I'll try and get a pic, too.

OK! The bloke who had it has a 17'6 van. It comes with a bag and repair tape (unused).
I tried to measure it exactly but, I would need some viagra on it to get the wrinkles out of it.
Anyway, it comes in around 5.5m/18'. If it doesn't suit Fizzie, it's still on offer to someone who can use it, not flog it off at the local market!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 07, 2021, 03:23:15 PM
carport.  ;D

That was my first thought but Mrs doesn't want one as it would look ugly - 5m's away from the car carport ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 07, 2021, 03:24:55 PM
If it doesn't suit Fizzie,

Mate, I'll give it a go, thanks very much ;D

If no go, I'll put it back up on offer!

Now, getting from you to down here ... ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on April 07, 2021, 03:27:18 PM
Mate, I'll give it a go, thanks very much ;D

If no go, I'll put it back up on offer!

Now, getting from you to down here ... ???

How soon do you need it?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 07, 2021, 04:05:55 PM
It's stopped raining today after 200mm in 3 days ::) :o, so no rush ATM ;D

PM replied to though :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on April 09, 2021, 01:26:23 PM
Found this little spot on a mate's property. :D

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on April 09, 2021, 05:53:00 PM
Found this little spot on a mate's property. :D
Nice find.
Winning.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 10, 2021, 07:47:18 AM
Found this little spot on a mate's property. :D

Looks like the ground is still pretty wet around what I guess is the fire ???

Nice spot though ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on April 10, 2021, 07:53:29 AM
Looks like the ground is still pretty wet around what I guess is the fire ???

Nice spot though ;D

'Twas drizzle, tending to showers the whole time. Still had a good time, though.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on April 11, 2021, 06:35:38 AM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on April 11, 2021, 11:54:15 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 11, 2021, 06:09:31 PM
Motel Im stayin at just happens to be across the road from caravan camping show in Shitney :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 12, 2021, 09:28:35 AM
Great story about the diary.

‘I’m staggered’: Family see soldier’s WWI diary, 106 years after death

The nephew of an Anzac soldier killed in World War I says he was staggered to learn of the existence of a war diary, which was handed to him at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance on Saturday.

The diary of Morris Milliken was found among the papers of another Gallipoli veteran, John O’Callaghan, by Mr O’Callaghan’s great-grandson, who traced Mr Milliken’s relatives.
Malcolm Milliken, 81, who travelled from his home in Nelson Bay, NSW, to Melbourne to accept the diary, is keen to find out more about Morris Milliken, the uncle killed at Gallipoli before Malcolm was born.

Morris, who came from a farming family in Tatuanui, in New Zealand’s north, wrote in neat cursive script, but the diary captures the precarious nature of life at Gallipoli.

On June 25, 1915, second lieutenant Milliken writes about washing his kit, and writing to his mother.

The next day, he reports that a fellow Auckland Mounted Rifles soldier was killed. “A shell went right through him before bursting.”

On June 17, Mr Milliken told of the enemy, the Turks, lobbing shells. One colleague is killed by shrapnel and another badly wounded.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/i-m-staggered-family-see-soldier-s-wwi-diary-106-years-after-death-20210408-p57hjf.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/i-m-staggered-family-see-soldier-s-wwi-diary-106-years-after-death-20210408-p57hjf.html)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on April 12, 2021, 05:39:06 PM
You know,
There is just something special about someone asking how you are.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on April 13, 2021, 11:10:15 AM
Got a wheely walker localy  for Mrs Edz from a pay it forwards  FB site . Her mobillity issues means getting down onto the beach [ Fraser
] and other places are a drive in the truck and even then she's too unsteady just with a walking stick ..................

Sooo Improvise Adapt and Overcome ....  A golf Pro mate hooked me up with some old plastic Golf cart wheels and I reckon it should turn her wheely walker into  pretty stable  sand buggy .. Now to drill some holes and adapt them .  8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 13, 2021, 12:40:43 PM
Got a wheely walker localy  for Mrs Edz from a pay it forwards  FB site . Her mobillity issues means getting down onto the beach [ Fraser
] and other places are a drive in the truck and even then she's too unsteady just with a walking stick ..................

Sooo Improvise Adapt and Overcome ....  A golf Pro mate hooked me up with some old plastic Golf cart wheels and I reckon it should turn her wheely walker into  pretty stable  sand buggy .. Now to drill some holes and adapt them .  8)
nice score! no old inflatable wheel barrow wheels around? might be a bit easier on soft sand. few ebay specials.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on April 13, 2021, 12:49:26 PM


nice score! no old inflatable wheel barrow wheels around? might be a bit easier on soft sand.
Don't forget to drop ya psi.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on April 13, 2021, 12:54:51 PM
Did look into Wheel barrow wheels Birdman, but Nixxed them for being a bit heavy and having to pump them up .

On a side note Im smiling and in shear disbelief at how quick Amazon deliveries are, Ordered a solar reg two days ago and sitting on the door step today ..
Same with the Battery mob we got a second lithium battery from,  Ordered late saturday handed over at the door today .. Ebay is like watching the grass grow waiting compared ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on April 13, 2021, 08:02:42 PM
4 days to go for her 1st birthday, and she gives me this. I can stand pa, I can stand  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on April 13, 2021, 08:18:16 PM
What an awesome memory for you.
Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on April 13, 2021, 08:24:38 PM
No stopping her now.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 14, 2021, 06:58:00 AM
4 days to go for her 1st birthday, and she gives me this. I can stand pa, I can stand  :cup:

 :cup:

& she's already out of her cage as well! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on April 15, 2021, 08:13:49 PM
Yeah, I know I'm an addict.
A Makita tragic ;).
Bought this little bad boy yesterday, $299.00
18V Chain saw, 250mm bar.
Nearly paid for itself today, needed to cut a few 90x90 cca pine posts, didn't need to be a fine finish on the cut.
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on April 16, 2021, 08:54:46 AM
Gave this 36v E-mower it's first run today, on the house yard. 20 minutes quicker than the old petrol, 4 stroke self propelled. :laugh:

Just my part in saving the planet. I'm expecting a visit from Greta, any old time now!

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on April 16, 2021, 09:17:28 AM


Just my part in saving the planet. I'm expecting a visit from Greta, any old time now!
[/quote]

I'd love a visit from her
Put the little upstart in her place
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on April 16, 2021, 10:42:54 AM
Gave this 36v E-mower it's first run today, on the house yard. 20 minutes quicker than the old petrol, 4 stroke self propelled. :laugh:

Why was it quicker?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on April 16, 2021, 11:11:31 AM
Why was it quicker?

"Hare" setting on self propulsion quicker. The self propulsion unit on the old Rover was pretty tired. Also a 21" cut compared to 18". Also lighter, so easier to handle.

I must say I was a bit dubious about the performance in thicker grass but, was happy with it. Tried it on some stuff that it will never cut normally and it took a fair bit to bog it down. Wouldn't do much for battery life, though.
Got two batteries with it.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 16, 2021, 12:05:54 PM
Just reading this article:

https://www.mygc.com.au/woman-discovers-snake-hiding-in-bag-of-supermarket-lettuce/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/woman-discovers-snake-hiding-in-bag-of-supermarket-lettuce/)

Dunno what she's whinging about ???

It proves the lettuce is fresh! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on April 16, 2021, 01:00:54 PM
John Cleese has always been a favourite of mine in all of his shows. This report is an example of why :cup:

https://apple.news/AKGU9s8QpR0uGdOh8tm6BsA (https://apple.news/AKGU9s8QpR0uGdOh8tm6BsA)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 16, 2021, 02:23:24 PM
John Cleese has always been a favourite of mine in all of his shows. This report is an example of why :cup:

https://7news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/john-cleese-hits-out-at-political-correctness-after-simpsons-apology-c-2607204 (https://7news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/john-cleese-hits-out-at-political-correctness-after-simpsons-apology-c-2607204)
Pure Gold!!!!!!!!!

Not wishing to be left behind by Hank Azaria, I would like to apologise on behalf on Monty Python for all the many sketches we did making fun of white English people

We're sorry for any distress we may have caused
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on April 16, 2021, 03:26:01 PM
 :angel: :cup: Totally traumatised for the rest of her life.  :laugh: >:D

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Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Moggy on April 16, 2021, 07:29:00 PM

Just my part in saving the planet. I'm expecting a visit from Greta, any old time now!


I'd love a visit from her
Put the little upstart in her place
Why, the planet needs more young people who are prepared to stand up against the establishment.

I wasn't a fan of her speech, but if I'm being honest, do appreciate her commitment to future generations.

The world needs more agitators, not sheeple

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on April 16, 2021, 11:22:39 PM


The world needs more agitators, not sheeple

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I think your missing the point
She is/are the sheeple, her and those like her are the ones that have drunk the cool aid
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on April 17, 2021, 04:42:28 AM
Fly and feed me all around the world I can become an agitator also, I just won't sell my soul and say what others want me to say.  ;D :angel:

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on April 17, 2021, 08:02:00 AM
Fly and feed me all around the world I can become an agitator also, I just won't sell my soul and say what others want me to say.  ;D :angel:

Foo

I've always had the feeling that she is a marionette with clever strings attached.
 Almost child abuse by her 'Mentors', in my opinion.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 17, 2021, 08:06:07 AM
:angel: :cup: Totally traumatised for the rest of her life.  :laugh: >:D


Link no workie, Foo ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on April 18, 2021, 04:58:51 PM
In a FB group, 70's-80's,
someone posted, Who had one of these?
Yep, I had a Brick, until I bought a Nokia 3310.
An absolute bastard of a thing to have on a roof or while working a roof cavity.
LOL, The good old days.
 
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on April 18, 2021, 06:33:05 PM
In a FB group, 70's-80's,
someone posted, Who had one of these?
Yep, I had a Brick, until I bought a Nokia 3310.
An absolute bastard of a thing to have on a roof or while working a roof cavity.
LOL, The good old days.
 
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'94 that was the first semi-mobile phone I had.. still had the same number 10 years later at $10/month... Geez they tried hard to get me off that..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on April 18, 2021, 06:37:17 PM
'94 that was the first semi-mobile phone I had.. still had the same number 10 years later at $10/month... Geez they tried hard to get me off that..
Yeah, I remember I hardly made any calls, too dear.
Let people ring me,  Ahaha
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 18, 2021, 10:46:57 PM
Nice read

https://www.theleader.com.au/story/7206638/a-tribute-to-our-own-rat-of-tobruk-the-shires-lee-denman/?cs=12 (https://www.theleader.com.au/story/7206638/a-tribute-to-our-own-rat-of-tobruk-the-shires-lee-denman/?cs=12)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 19, 2021, 07:06:09 AM
'94 that was the first semi-mobile phone I had.. still had the same number 10 years later

Got my first in ~89-90 (?).

I think it was 018, which then later changed to 0407, but it's still the same actual number!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 19, 2021, 07:16:32 AM
Nice read

Yep.

My g'father was also there during the Siege, but he was in Supply, near the harbour & in town, not on the front line.

That was his second War though, so he'd already done his fair share at the pointy end!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 19, 2021, 10:34:54 AM
Yep.

My g'father was also there during the Siege, but he was in Supply, near the harbour & in town, not on the front line.

That was his second War though, so he'd already done his fair share at the pointy end!
nutha one
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/7200700/voice-of-penshurst-wwii-heroine-heard-again/?cs=12 (https://www.theleader.com.au/story/7200700/voice-of-penshurst-wwii-heroine-heard-again/?cs=12)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: rags on April 19, 2021, 01:37:26 PM
'94 that was the first semi-mobile phone I had.. still had the same number 10 years later at $10/month... Geez they tried hard to get me off that..

Got my first Motorola in 1993 and still have that same number today but with the change from a prefix of 018 to 0418
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on April 19, 2021, 01:49:11 PM
Got my first Motorola in 1993 and still have that same number today but with the change from a prefix of 018 to 0418

Mine is still the original number.Which is why, every now and then, a get a call to repair someones TV even though the business has been closed for 20 years. LOL
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 19, 2021, 05:07:47 PM
Yeah, I remember I hardly made any calls, too dear.
Let people ring me,  Ahaha
thats not a mobile phone... https://youtu.be/pdc0cbcWBEo?t=702 (https://youtu.be/pdc0cbcWBEo?t=702)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on April 19, 2021, 05:19:33 PM
thats not a mobile phone... https://youtu.be/pdc0cbcWBEo?t=702 (https://youtu.be/pdc0cbcWBEo?t=702)
Classic.
Cheers.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: jwb on April 19, 2021, 07:43:21 PM
Got my first in ~89-90 (?).

I think it was 018, which then later changed to 0407, but it's still the same actual number!

IIRC  I think 018 went to 0418

Cheers
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: rags on April 19, 2021, 08:14:25 PM
IIRC  I think 018 went to 0418

Cheers

Correct but if I recall, if you stayed with Telstra as the carrier your 018 became 0418 however if you changed to another carrier like Optus etc got the 0407 0409 prefix
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 20, 2021, 06:52:46 AM
Correct but if I recall, if you stayed with Telstra as the carrier your 018 became 0418 however if you changed to another carrier like Optus etc got the 0407 0409 prefix

You've got me trying to remember what the old number was - maybe 017 ???

Certainly started with T & stayed with them up till ~2 years ago, by which stage it had been 0407 for a lot of years! :-\
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 20, 2021, 07:01:24 AM
nutha one

My other g'father was a Gallipoli veteran.

Back in the 80s, our local paper ran a similar series of articles leading up to Anzac Day, & they had a write-up about one veteran from each war.

For WW1, they picked a bloke that Pop knew, & who actually lived quite close to us.

When he read this article, Pop went ballistic :o

"How dare they say that this bloke's an Anzac! He's not an Anzac, he's only a reinforcement! He didn't even get there till the second week"! ::)

Pop had hit the beach on Day 2, but he didn't call himself an Anzac! To him & his mates, "Anzacs" were the blokes that landed in the first attack, & nobody else!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on April 20, 2021, 10:22:03 AM
My other g'father was a Gallipoli veteran.

Back in the 80s, our local paper ran a similar series of articles leading up to Anzac Day, & they had a write-up about one veteran from each war.

For WW1, they picked a bloke that Pop knew, & who actually lived quite close to us.

When he read this article, Pop went ballistic :o

"How dare they say that this bloke's an Anzac! He's not an Anzac, he's only a reinforcement! He didn't even get there till the second week"! ::)

Pop had hit the beach on Day 2, but he didn't call himself an Anzac! To him & his mates, "Anzacs" were the blokes that landed in the first attack, & nobody else!


ANZAC (as it should be spelt)

Stands for Australian New Zealand Army Corp as I'm sure you are aware
So I fail to see how when you landed on the beach has anything to do wit it

Below is some info from one of my previous  Sergeant Majors


The Army Museum Director states that ANZAC Day is evolving and some organisations suggest what the "event" will be so as to provide an engaging experience. This after two years of no public commemoration, no marching on ANZAC day, appears that New Zealand media and the general public may need an education of the meaning of ANZAC day. The things that current, and former members, of the Australian and New Zealand Defence Force would like to point out prior to ANZAC Day:

1.       ANZAC Day marks the anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign of WWI. ANZAC is an acronym for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. It’s written as ANZAC, not Anzac.

2.       Each year on the 25th of April we reflect on all Defence Force personnel, past and present, and the sacrifices they’ve made. It is a solemn day, treat it as such.

3.       ANZAC Day is one of New Zealand’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during WWI.

4.       Traditionally, Rosemary is worn on ANZAC Day, Rosemary is found growing wild on the Gallipoli peninsula. That’s why it’s significant.

5.       The RED Poppy symbolises peace, death and sleep of the fallen servicemen/woman. While the PURPLE Poppy represents remembrance of the animal victims of war. The ORANGE Poppy represents the acknowledgement of the Service families, and also acknowledges the families’ loss due to veteran suicide. The WHITE Poppy worn between 1918 - 1939 symbolises the wearers’ commitment to peace. Learn the difference!

6.       We commemorate ANZAC Day, not celebrate it. It's not a bloody party.

7.       At dawn on the 25th of April 1915, soldiers rowed ashore in boats called ‘lighters’ during the Gallipoli landings, under fire and without outboard motors.

8.       It's a bugle, not a trumpet. The Last Post is sounded, not played. It's not a dance tune.

9.       Not every serviceman/woman were 'soldiers'. Some were Sailors and Airmen. Please take the time to ascertain what Service they served in, and use the correct terminology. It means a hell of a lot to us.

10.   They’re medals, not badges. They’re citations, not pins. Please learn the difference.

11.   Medal recipients wear their medals on the left side of their chest covering their heart; family members/descendants wear the medals on the right side of their chest.

12.   Medals, ribbons and Unit Citations are EARNED, not WON. It's not a chook raffle. They are awarded to the recipient, not given to them.

13.   Australian and New Zealand soldiers did not retreat from Gallipoli, they withdrew.

14.   It really doesn't matter which side you wear your Poppy on, as long as it's worn with pride. Traditionally, men on the left breast and women on the right breast.

15.   Please, don't try to draw comparisons between sports players and war veterans. I've never seen a sports player perform acts of heroism whilst under fire, to protect their fellow Service personnel, flag and Country.

16.   ANZAC Day isn’t a day to go and watch, or play sport. Show some bloody respect to the brave men and women in uniform, past and present, who fought for the blanket of freedom that you currently sleep under.

17.   Having a few drinks is an ANZAC Day tradition. Getting Shit faced, picking fights and acting like a bloody yobbo isn’t.

18.   'Lest We Forget' isn't a throwaway line, it actually has meaning: it's an expression of remembrance, par excellence. It has dignified origins, a rich history. Don’t misuse or disrespect it.

19.   The 'Ode' is part of the poem "For the Fallen", written by Laurence Binyon. The verse, which is commonly known as 'The Ode Of Remembrance', is as follows:
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
Lest We Forget

Here endth the lesson.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on April 20, 2021, 03:53:22 PM
Mark, I agree with all WW1 vets as ANZAC.  My grnadfather was also there after the first few months. Unfortunately I never got to meet him.

You Sgt Major summed it up well, except maybe 16.  I've started to go to see Melbourne Storm smash the Kiwis every year.  The diggers also played sport during war.  It is really well presented at the start of the game. 

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on April 20, 2021, 05:26:24 PM
Number 17 is one of the reasons I don't go to the local RSL on ANZAC day. Too many young w*nkers getting sh*tfaced and they seem to think it's their right to do so..

I must admit, I did get sh*tfaced one ANZAC day in one of the larger country towns, after a march with about 20 of us invited to participate. This old bugger at the bar (I was in my mid 30's) said "These buggers only came to march to get a free feed and grog" well there wasn't much free grog going around, but I told him that most of these young blokes (mainly in their 20's) would rather be spending the time with their families at home, rather than travelling 3hrs in a bus, getting dressed in uniform, marching, then travelling 3hrs back again.

What I didn't know was his mate was the local head copper, and maybe I shouldn't have called him a sh*t healed cow cocky... Well I least I got free board for the night.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on April 21, 2021, 04:06:50 AM
Mark, I agree with all WW1 vets as ANZAC.  My grnadfather was also there after the first few months. Unfortunately I never got to meet him.

You Sgt Major summed it up well, except maybe 16.  I've started to go to see Melbourne Storm smash the Kiwis every year.  The diggers also played sport during war.  It is really well presented at the start of the game.

Thanks mate
I don't disagree with you on the sport either
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 21, 2021, 07:14:05 AM

ANZAC (as it should be spelt)

Thanks Mark!

I've always spelt it that way as well, up till a few years ago, when I was pulled up by a Lt-Col for writing ANZAC Day on the program for the Dawn Service I was conducting! ;D

From just looking now:

DVA

"Is it ‘Anzac’or ANZAC?There is no rule or law that indicates how the word ‘Anzac’ should be capitalised.  For example, DVA only uses ‘ANZAC’ when referencing the Corps itself and uses ‘Anzac’ in all other circumstances;the Australian War Memorial (AWM) generally uses ‘ANZAC’, given its focus on historical records and memorabilia"

https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/rp1617/Quick_Guides/TraditionsRituals (https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/rp1617/Quick_Guides/TraditionsRituals)

"As a proper noun, as well as an acronym, ‘Anzac’ entered the vernacular of the diggers and Kiwis. At Gallipoli, they called their position, simply, Anzac; and the famous cove, Anzac Cove. They started referring to each other as Anzacs too."

So you can apparently use whichever version you prefer!

Quote
So I fail to see how when you landed on the beach has anything to do wit it

Agree with you entirely!

I was just quoting Grand-pop, although I have read similar comments elsewhere. I seem to remember it was even mentioned in the TV mini-series "Anzacs" ??? (& I've just gone & had a look at the DVD - the title on the box is "ANZACS", but one of the included special features is "The making of Anzacs"! ::)

Once again from Oz Parliament:

"Eventually, any Australian or New Zealander who served in the war could be called an Anzac—although to them a true Anzac was a man who served at Gallipoli (later issued with a brass ‘A’ to stitch onto their unit colour patches)."

I don't think that every WW1 vet was called an Anzac (at least I've never seen it mentioned before ???), but the rest certainly agrees with what two WW1 veteran g'fathers always told me ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on April 21, 2021, 07:19:22 AM
All good mate
No offence intended (or taken I think)
Nothing but respect to our forefathers, a lot of them were never given that on their return
Kia Kaha 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on April 21, 2021, 08:40:09 AM
An interesting read.

https://www.navy.gov.au/history/feature-histories/1st-royal-australian-naval-bridging-train (https://www.navy.gov.au/history/feature-histories/1st-royal-australian-naval-bridging-train)

My mum's dad, a fiesty Scot but Australian resident, was in the 'Train' at Gallipoli. He said, not only was he one of the last to leave, they were also required to "Decommission" a lot of the weapons left behind. The photo is him in the desert campaign. I had to touch it up a bit.
My mum had a photo of him with the slouch hat and feather but, sadly, it has gone missing.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on April 21, 2021, 05:35:31 PM

My mum had a photo of him with the slouch hat and feather but, sadly, it has gone missing.

Go to AWM website.  If you have his regimental number (it's easier with it) and search you should be able to find his records and likely a photo of before he headed offshore
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 22, 2021, 09:39:44 PM
50 years of failed doomsday, eco-pocalyptic predictions; the so-called ‘experts’ are 0-50

https://www.aei.org/carpe-diem/50-years-of-failed-doomsday-eco-pocalyptic-predictions-the-so-called-experts-are-0-50/ (https://www.aei.org/carpe-diem/50-years-of-failed-doomsday-eco-pocalyptic-predictions-the-so-called-experts-are-0-50/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 23, 2021, 05:10:15 PM
At the shops yesterday arvo, & had to have a smile at a car that drove into a car space.

Why ???

It had a roof rack with 2 swags on it & also a Kings awning!

What's wrong with that, I hear you ask ???

Nothing on a fourbie, but it's a bit strange on a Hyundai i30! ;D

(& btw, the lady in black had just got out of it, so I guess they're king-size swags! >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Champin on April 23, 2021, 06:38:26 PM
You know what mate? It doesn't matter how you get out there. Just that you do. Years ago someone had a jab at me for having a camper trailer saying "that's not camping. You should do it in a tent". My reply was "true camping is backpacking in with only what you can carry in. No fridge, no car/4wd, just the basics." The reality is...get out there. Make it enjoyable. Make it comfortable. Any way you want. Tent, camper, caravan, I30 Hyundai. Who cares what others think? Just friggen do it. That's  livin'. That, to me, is what life is about.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: 2Strokeit on April 23, 2021, 07:13:34 PM
Polished gold turd in the exact spot a mx5 went up in flames recently.... numerous b doubles attempt  to negotiate that corner.  Hope there's enough real gold in the wrap to prevent spontaneous combustion. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210423/832349ef552a4dd55ce52d3346f92ad6.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on April 23, 2021, 08:56:03 PM
Polished gold turd in the exact spot a mx5 went up in flames recently.... numerous b doubles attempt  to negotiate that corner.  Hope there's enough real gold in the wrap to prevent spontaneous combustion. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210423/832349ef552a4dd55ce52d3346f92ad6.jpg)
Seen this the other week,just around the corner from our depot.
how someone hasnt wiped it out on that corner buggers me
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 24, 2021, 03:37:51 AM
Slipped down the post office to grab our mail.
(its a 25 klm round trip, so they email us to tell us we have snail mail)

Stepped outside and a guy says....are you a local?

ME.....Yes,

HIM...Could you tell me the quickest way to Gatton?

ME.... Sure, are you driving or walking.

HIM... Driving.

ME..... Yep, that's the quickest way.

ME.... Jumped in the Fleetwood and went home.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 24, 2021, 07:33:45 AM
Polished gold turd

What is it ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 24, 2021, 07:36:33 AM
You know what mate? It doesn't matter how you get out there. Just that you do.

Hey, sorry, but did I criticise them in any way ???

I only said it was funny to see!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: 2Strokeit on April 24, 2021, 08:19:40 AM
What is it ???
Custom Italian stallion. I've always had a soft spot for them but that looks stretched to make it a saloon. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210423/447135a5b110f324fdfd143de15833a4.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 24, 2021, 09:16:34 AM
Hey, sorry, but did I criticise them in any way ???

I only said it was funny to see!

Trouble maker.  ;D LOL
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on April 24, 2021, 11:12:14 AM
Slipped down the post office to grab our mail.
(its a 25 klm round trip, so they email us to tell us we have snail mail)

Stepped outside and a guy says....are you a local?

ME.....Yes,

HIM...Could you tell me the quickest way to Gatton?

ME.... Sure, are you driving or walking.

HIM... Driving.

ME..... Yep, that's the quickest way.

ME.... Jumped in the Fleetwood and went home.

Haha love it..

Had a funny situation many years ago down in Melbourne.. I had a box trailer on the back of car car, and wanted to pull into this carpark. But the driveway right near me was exit only, and it was a bitch to get around the corner to go into the entry driveway.

I thought bugger it, I'll just nip in the closer driveway. Just as I'm driving in, this Italian bloke wanted to come out of the carpark, and started waving his arms and yelling. He yells out "hey whatta you think you a doing? You don't seea da arrows?"

I yelled back at him "Arrows? mate I didn't even see the indians"

My young bloke, in his early teens at the time, p1ssed himself laughing... then I started laughing too.. The Italian bloke didn't see the funny side of it, but it gave us a good laugh all the way home.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on April 24, 2021, 11:47:25 AM
Slipped down the post office to grab our mail.
(its a 25 klm round trip, so they email us to tell us we have snail mail)

Stepped outside and a guy says....are you a local?

ME.....Yes,

HIM...Could you tell me the quickest way to Gatton?

ME.... Sure, are you driving or walking.

HIM... Driving.

ME..... Yep, that's the quickest way.

ME.... Jumped in the Fleetwood and went home.
Hey Jeepers, I have a similar story.
In my previous life (working) I was the computer operations manager for OneSteel, QLD. One of the sales managers, who could cook like nobody’s business, approached me one day and asked if I could come around to his house and look at his PC. I agreed, as long as he cooked dinner for myself and the wife. He said ‘yep, that’s fair’.
We went around and had a great meal and evening. I thanked him for dinner and started heading for the front door to leave. He called out to me ‘what about the PC?’. I asked him where it was and when he open his study door to point at it, I said ‘yep, that's a PC’, then started to leave again. He asked me what I was doing. I told him I had looked at his PC as requested, what more was there to do?
Funnily enough, he became a good friend, even to the extent that we still visit each other, some 20 years since working in the same office.
After that first instance, he was always very careful to word requests so they couldn’t be misinterpreted >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 24, 2021, 12:17:41 PM
When i worked for Mal Ditchmen, one quiet afternoon around 4;30, i told Mal i was off for a haircut.

He said, you can't do that in my time.

I said, the Shit grew in your time.

He said, not all of it.

I said, i'm nut cutting all of it, just the stuff that grew during work hours.

I went out, got in my car and headed off.

The next day, i found out, Mal was walking around saying, he's just gone around the block, he'll be back in  a sec.
After 20 minutes, apparently,  he said to the office girl..... he's not coming back, is he?

Yes, i did go for a haircut too.

We are still good mates too.
I used Mal's compressor when i sand blasted the Zephyr.
He'd heard i was going to hire one as mine wasn't big enough and he wouldn't have a bar of that.

 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 24, 2021, 12:21:37 PM
ME.... Yep, that's the quickest way ... Jumped in the Fleetwood and went home.

Trouble maker.  ;D LOL

Thoughts come to mind about pots, kettles & non-reflective colours, but we won't go there! ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 24, 2021, 12:24:40 PM
Thoughts come to mind about pots, kettles & non-reflective colours, but we won't go there! ;D

 :cheers:

WHAAAAAAT. Me?  ;D

OK, Big Lunch is done, back to the Z car to wrap up the sanding.
My fingers are all white and prune like.  ???

Looks like I've had up a snowman's bum or something.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 24, 2021, 03:54:57 PM
Looks like I've had up a snowman's bum or something.

Nothing would surprise us any more, Jeeps! >:D

 ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Champin on April 24, 2021, 08:34:03 PM
Hey, sorry, but did I criticise them in any way ???

I only said it was funny to see!
Wasn't havin' a go at ya Fizz. Just chucking my two bobs worth in.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 27, 2021, 07:47:54 AM
Once again, toss up between a smile & shaking the head.

Over the last couple of years, everybody would have seen that when you fill in any sort of form, there's boxes to tick to say whether you're male, female or "other".

Did a survey for our Council a while back, & the results on it were sent out a couple of days ago.

Glancing through it & noticed that (Council being Council! ::)) they'd broken results down by both age & gender.

Results by gender showed that male & female were basically equal, making up 97.6% of returns; "didn't answer" was 1.85%; while "other" was a truly massive 0.55%!

I do have to wonder a bit about all the running around that's being done, to be seen to be mindful of that 0.55% of teh population ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Spada on April 27, 2021, 08:14:58 AM
I do have to wonder a bit about all the running around that's being done, to be seen to be mindful of that 0.55% of teh population ???

Thats the real "shake your head" part of the equation Fizzie, the .55% seem to have 90% of the say in things  ???

I'm totally for mutual understanding and respect of others, but sometimes I feel the majority are the least included?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on April 27, 2021, 12:07:28 PM
Got a sheet of timber cut at Bumblings this morning and Bugger me dead they actualy got the cut spot on to the measurement they were given  :o    First time ever for me ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on April 29, 2021, 09:23:03 PM
BIG PARENT SMILES TODAY  ;D ;D ;D

Our daughter,Chelsea, swam at the Combined High School State swimming championships today at Sydney Aquatic Centre.

Her and her relay team placed third in their event, which gained them a place in the finals.

Out of thirty relay teams from around the state of NSW, they came in a very respectful 8th place in the finals.

Could not be prouder of her of what she has achieved.
She is also a very accomplished in State rowing a couple of months ago.  :cup:
Chelsea is 2nd from the left.
[img width= height= alt=Capture" border="0]https://i.ibb.co/ZzPkPf1/Capture.png[/img] (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on April 29, 2021, 09:40:40 PM
BIG PARENT SMILES TODAY  ;D ;D ;D

Our daughter,Chelsea, swam at the Combined High School State swimming championships today at Sydney Aquatic Centre.

Her and her relay team placed third in their event, which gained them a place in the finals.

Out of thirty relay teams from around the state of NSW, they came in a very respectful 8th place in the finals.

Could not be prouder of her of what she has achieved.
She is also a very accomplished in State rowing a couple of months ago.  :cup:
Chelsea is 2nd from the left.
[img width= height= alt=Capture" border="0]https://i.ibb.co/ZzPkPf1/Capture.png[/img] (https://imgbb.com/)

Congratulations to Chelsea and all the girls. Well done 🏆
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GGV8Cruza on April 30, 2021, 06:19:51 AM
BIG PARENT SMILES TODAY  ;D ;D ;D

Our daughter,Chelsea, swam at the Combined High School State swimming championships today at Sydney Aquatic Centre.

Her and her relay team placed third in their event, which gained them a place in the finals.

Out of thirty relay teams from around the state of NSW, they came in a very respectful 8th place in the finals.

Could not be prouder of her of what she has achieved.
She is also a very accomplished in State rowing a couple of months ago.  :cup:
Chelsea is 2nd from the left.
[img width= height= alt=Capture" border="0]https://i.ibb.co/ZzPkPf1/Capture.png[/img] (https://imgbb.com/)

Well done, its a sport that takes a lot of passion and commitment from the swimmer and parents

GG
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on April 30, 2021, 08:43:54 AM
Congratulations to Chelsea and her team mates on a fine effort. Which does she prefer most, rowing or swimming?
Both are usually early morning training sessions, so it takes a lot effort for all concerned.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on April 30, 2021, 09:12:52 AM
Congratulations to Chelsea and her team mates on a fine effort. Which does she prefer most, rowing or swimming?
Both are usually early morning training sessions, so it takes a lot effort for all concerned.
Gday Pottsy.
Her 1st love is swimming.She started up rowing during covid restrictions last year to keep up her fitness for swimming.
Her coach drove all the way down to sydney to watch her swim as well.
This is her swim coach.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Everuss (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Everuss)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Spada on April 30, 2021, 09:31:14 AM
BIG PARENT SMILES TODAY  ;D ;D ;D

Could not be prouder of her of what she has achieved.

Rightfully so too  :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on April 30, 2021, 10:07:19 AM
Gday Pottsy.
Her 1st love is swimming.She started up rowing during covid restrictions last year to keep up her fitness for swimming.
Her coach drove all the way down to sydney to watch her swim as well.
This is her swim coach.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Everuss (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Everuss)

Congratulations to Chelsea, from Helen and I, Mark.

p.s. Has she attained your pinnacle of fitness yet?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on April 30, 2021, 11:01:43 AM
Congratulations to Chelsea, from Helen and I, Mark.

p.s. Has she attained your pinnacle of fitness yet?
No........she is too young to be power lifting twin 375ml weights atm mate  8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 30, 2021, 11:51:55 AM
LOL

TOFS
Touring Old Farts Inc.
https://sites.google.com/site/touringoldfartsinc/home (https://sites.google.com/site/touringoldfartsinc/home)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: doc evil on April 30, 2021, 12:07:39 PM
LOL

TOFS
Touring Old Farts Inc.
https://sites.google.com/site/touringoldfartsinc/home (https://sites.google.com/site/touringoldfartsinc/home)

So is that "life after myswag"? ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on May 01, 2021, 12:00:08 AM
So is that "life after myswag"? ;D
Or is it this one
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/no-they-re-not-bikies-the-wildly-successful-tough-guy-book-club-20210422-p57lea.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/no-they-re-not-bikies-the-wildly-successful-tough-guy-book-club-20210422-p57lea.html)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on May 02, 2021, 08:06:28 PM
Flights booked,
V8's Townsville, July.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on May 03, 2021, 01:43:12 PM
Jack Miller making me eat my words! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: SJindustries on May 03, 2021, 08:30:52 PM
Job completed
Flight booked - Red Eye run tonight
Entry permit back to Vic
Outta Covid WA

Sent from .............. Somewhere in Australia

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on May 04, 2021, 06:18:36 AM
Jack Miller making me eat my words! ;D
He has talent but needs to use the brain better and more than he does. 

Foo

Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: paceman on May 04, 2021, 01:21:26 PM
receiving word that we have conditional approval on the finance for our new home purchase...  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on May 04, 2021, 01:30:48 PM
Yay! ;D

 :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on May 04, 2021, 02:00:40 PM
receiving word that we have conditional approval on the finance for our new home purchase...  :cup:
That's awesome.
Good Stuff.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on May 04, 2021, 04:31:37 PM
The rough and ready way this guy creates his car builds .. Just entertaining to watch his creations . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-DI8O3Uz9E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-DI8O3Uz9E)  about 7 vids so far on this one . 8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on May 04, 2021, 07:50:34 PM
The Future is here  ;D ;D     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suHOLFhbwsM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suHOLFhbwsM)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on May 04, 2021, 08:16:16 PM
The Future is here  ;D ;D     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suHOLFhbwsM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suHOLFhbwsM)

Only one flaw, when they are busy taking of the jet packs, Bang, your dead. I don’t think the drug dealers and pirates will wait for them.

But none the less, cool video.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on May 05, 2021, 07:01:51 AM
Only one flaw, when they are busy taking of the jet packs, Bang, your dead.

Ah, but there's always a solution for every problem! ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1wEO-pHizQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1wEO-pHizQ)

& while I'm not convinced of the practicality of landing a boarding party on an armed vessel, for some other uses, particularly rescue / medical, they're going to be ideal!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtvCnZqZnxc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtvCnZqZnxc)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Raym on May 05, 2021, 02:33:46 PM
Today I had a visit from a mate I joined the Army with in 1970 as apprentice blacksmiths.

Was great to catch up but it was only brief. Maybe in a couple of months we will get our heads together at a working bee planed for a veterans retreat.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on May 05, 2021, 04:44:53 PM
Today I had a visit from a mate I joined the Army with in 1970 as apprentice blacksmiths.

Was great to catch up but it was only brief. Maybe in a couple of months we will get our heads together at a working bee planed for a veterans retreat.
That's awesome
Reading that made me smile.
Cheers.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on May 07, 2021, 11:47:02 AM


A mate sent me this yesterday:
__________________________________

COVID Travel option- Pick A City And Drive Along!

https://driveandlisten.herokuapp.com/ (https://driveandlisten.herokuapp.com/)

You can set the speed of the vehicle, street noise, music – even change radio stations while driving! Visit the world while at home! Just click on the city in the list on the right to see what that city is like. Return to that City and see a different trip route.

This may be the coolest email I have ever received. You can drive in 50 cities around the world and spend as much time in any one of them while "driving". Pick the city of your choice from the list in the upper left (right on some). Notice how many cities have 5 story apartments for people to live in. One thing about the world is hardly any pickup trucks in any of the cities. See many of Havana's old cars while driving. Spend some time and see the world from your computer. We can still travel while staying home!

(and driver, pedestrian and bike rider idiots were not born here, they just immigrated. Check out Tel Aviv for a good example.)
_____________________________

Delhi was fun, but I don't know what you'd do if you had a real sized car in Rome! :o :o :o
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on May 07, 2021, 06:11:48 PM
My boat ride this morning to work.
Ferry crossing at Lawrence.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210507/964482c0f6bd692b193ded629aea8991.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on May 08, 2021, 09:02:16 AM
8 more sleeps til we head off on this Years 2021 Variety Bash.

Team Woolly helping to give all aussie kids a fair go in life  :cup:

[img width= height= alt=Capture" border="0]https://i.ibb.co/grXzTgk/Capture.png[/img] (https://imgbb.com/)

If your out along our route for this year then keep your eyes peeled for us,and dont forget to wave  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: alnjan on May 08, 2021, 07:37:48 PM
My boat ride this morning to work.
Ferry crossing at Lawrence.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210507/964482c0f6bd692b193ded629aea8991.jpg)

Have you got two ferries now?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on May 08, 2021, 08:04:43 PM
Have you got two ferries now?
Al, we've had two for a couple of years now.
They run both, 6.30-9am ish & 3ish to 5pm, depending on traffic.
Cane season they'll work for longer hours depending on how much cane gets cut.
It also mean when the big ferry, 24 cars, needs a service the little, 18 cars allows for traffic.
Ulmarra still operates.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: alnjan on May 08, 2021, 10:01:43 PM
Al, we've had two for a couple of years now.
They run both, 6.30-9am ish & 3ish to 5pm, depending on traffic.
Cane season they'll work for longer hours depending on how much cane gets cut.
It also mean when the big ferry, 24 cars, needs a service the little, 18 cars allows for traffic.
Ulmarra still operates.

Been a few years since we have used the Lawrence ferry, it would have the vehicle count to warrant a second one
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on May 09, 2021, 07:37:42 AM
Been a few years since we have used the Lawrence ferry, it would have the vehicle count to warrant a second one
The guys that work the ferries, were telling me that they thought it would of got quieter when the Freeway opened. Alot of elderly travel through Lawrence, because 'they don't like the trucks' on Big River Way between Grafton & Tyndale.
Alot of new people to area want a bridge, Ahahaha, they moved here because of the quant lifestyle of the ferry.
I can't see any goverment spending a few Billion $$$, to build a bridge that will need to be as big as the new Harwood Bridge(water craft still need to travel the river) and associated road works to raise the road from Grafton through Lawrence to Maclean out of the 1 in 100 year flood level.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on May 09, 2021, 07:51:58 AM

I can't see any goverment spending a few Billion $$$, to build a bridge that will need to be as big as the new Harwood Bridge(water craft still need to travel the river) and associated road works to raise the road from Grafton through Lawrence to Maclean out of the 1 in 100 year flood level.
:)

Stranger things have happened ??
Local member needs to promise something to get over the line for an election ?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on May 09, 2021, 08:05:57 AM
@Bird. I'm going through the results of the Grafton to Inverell Road Race from yesterday and Troy Herfoss has placed 7th in the Div 1 category of it.  :o  :cup:

   (7th   123   Troy HERFOSS*   (Gold Coast CC)   5:57:05   +53)

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on May 09, 2021, 08:46:29 AM
Stranger things have happened ??
Local member needs to promise something to get over the line for an election ?
Hi Greg,
1975? The then Fed Goverment(LNP) had the money to build a bridge & associated road works, they lost the next election, the ALP took that money and Built the Bridge in Woodburn over the Richmond River.

1932 an Oil Refinery was concidered for Iluka,  there is also a big coal field under the area of Coaldale and another at Cangai,  there were plans to make Yamba a Deep Sea Port, the road & Rail network plans I believe are still in place.
Of cause public opinion about coal & oil have changed dramatically in the last 15 years.
 (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210508/b7c798626a6470203a30d5e1c00be4a8.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on May 09, 2021, 09:20:28 AM
A friend  down melbourne way sent me this , pic of a billboard .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on May 09, 2021, 11:29:52 AM
@Bird. I'm going through the results of the Grafton to Inverell Road Race from yesterday and Troy Herfoss has placed 7th in the Div 1 category of it.  :o  :cup:

   (7th   123   Troy HERFOSS*   (Gold Coast CC)   5:57:05   +53)

Foo
hes a busy boy!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: alnjan on May 09, 2021, 12:01:14 PM
The guys that work the ferries, were telling me that they thought it would of got quieter when the Freeway opened. Alot of elderly travel through Lawrence, because 'they don't like the trucks' on Big River Way between Grafton & Tyndal.
Alot of new people to area want a bridge, Ahahaha, they moved here because of the quant lifestyle of the ferry.
I can't see any goverment spending a few Billion $$$, to build a bridge that will need to be as big as the new Harwood Bridge(water craft still need to travel the river) and associated road works to raise the road from Grafton through Lawrence to Maclean out of the 1 in 100 year flood level.
:)

Yeah, I can not see them building another bridge for some time yet.   The Cost Benefit Analysis would not support it.   The Road conditions between Grafton and Maclean I can understand why people go the 'back' road via Lawrence.   Plus the Lawrence Tavern does a pretty good feed.   
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on May 09, 2021, 12:09:16 PM


Plus the Lawrence Tavern does a pretty good feed.
And Genral Store has cold Beer ;)

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on May 09, 2021, 01:11:51 PM
hes a busy boy!

Yeah and a very good cyclist as well.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on May 09, 2021, 08:37:37 PM
About right.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210509/72fb302a8cca106628d4548c047e030b.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on May 09, 2021, 10:12:10 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJn7LHE83cc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJn7LHE83cc)    ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on May 09, 2021, 10:22:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJn7LHE83cc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJn7LHE83cc)    ;D
its spitting hot oil in my face... LOLOL
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 10, 2021, 04:04:54 PM
Protec Paints @ Rocklea this morning.

Him. Hi mate, how can i help.

Me. I'd like a 4 litre can of AP 4110 Epoxy Sealer and 1 litre of hardener.

HIM. (looking confused) Um,i don't seem to have an order here for you.... name?

Me. Kev Campbell, but it won't be ready, i just got here.

HIM. When did you ring?

Me. I didn't, i just got here.

HIM. oh, you are supposed to ring the number, that takes you to Melbourne, then they dispatch an order release to us and we prepare you order.

ME. Can i still get the order please?

HIM. oh yeah, i'll grab you a 5 litre expoxy pack.

Me. OK, so how much do i owe you?

HIM. $176.85 please.

ME. I pulled out 9 crisp $20 notes.

HIM. We don't take cash, we are a cashless business.

ME. Mate, i only have cash on me.

HIM. Can't do it.

ME. Look, just take the $180, i don't need change.... its either that or i'm getting the stuff for free.

HIM. OK and just like that..... they reverted back to a business that takes cash.  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on May 10, 2021, 05:21:23 PM
Cash talks BullShit walks .. Usualy when you tell them they can explain to the boss how they just lost a decent sale, Changes their mind pretty quick .   ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on May 10, 2021, 10:28:08 PM
This Bloke .. Dont mind a chip sanga at all, Tube surfing while doing some wiring and found this one  a " Chip Butty " Figured it would work in a camping cook up pretty well with a few left over maybe ..   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW3e_1lZST4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW3e_1lZST4)    ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: jwb on May 11, 2021, 10:19:45 AM
A mate had the same happen at Supapeg when he ordered an Awning, BUT
They held firm re - cashless!
Much to his disgust:(

Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 11, 2021, 12:14:28 PM
A mate had the same happen at Supapeg when he ordered an Awning, BUT
They held firm re - cashless!
Much to his disgust:(

Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk

Normally, i would card it.

I have a dedicated account for the car, that the wife tops up every few weeks.
She said on the weekend, you only have $90 in the account, but i'll top it up in a few days.

I was very polite to the guy at Protec and i said i'd come in from the Lockyer Valley, so in the end, he was ok with taking the cash.

It would've been a deadset pain if he'd held firm,..... my charm, and happy go lucky approach to life won out in the end.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on May 11, 2021, 12:47:36 PM
my charm

Who are you, & what have you done with the real Jeepers ??? >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on May 11, 2021, 12:56:37 PM
Who are you, & what have you done with the real Jeepers ??? >:D

 :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GGV8Cruza on May 11, 2021, 01:33:21 PM
Who are you, & what have you done with the real Jeepers ??? >:D

I think it may be the paint fumes  ;D

GG
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 11, 2021, 01:44:42 PM
good on ya.... and from Curly Moe and Larry..... geez, what next.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: jclures on May 11, 2021, 05:51:24 PM
He is back. ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on May 12, 2021, 06:48:58 AM
good on ya.... and from Curly Moe and Larry..... geez, what next.

G'day Jeeps.

Mate, you better check on your computer security, change passwords & all stuff like that!

We had some imposter come in here pretending to be you :o

They didn't do a very good job of it though ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 12, 2021, 09:43:54 AM
G'day Jeeps.

Mate, you better check on your computer security, change passwords & all stuff like that!

We had some imposter come in here pretending to be you :o

They didn't do a very good job of it though ;D

Aw, ya big pack of friggin Shit stirring turds, ya are.

I try to be nice and look where it gets me. LOL

I even saw where Hairs had posted some dribble about friggin having a cry then a smile/laugh or some crap.
Didn't read all of it.
I didn't even say anything, didn't even put up a pair of rolling eyes.  ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on May 12, 2021, 02:12:35 PM
G'day Jeeps.

Mate, you better check on your computer security, change passwords & all stuff like that!

We had some imposter come in here pretending to be you :o

They didn't do a very good job of it though ;D

& just to prove that you shouldn't make smart-arse comments, had an e-mail came in only a little while after posting this to say that some person had infiltrated my computer, got access to my camera & all my files, & unless I pay him $1500 by bitcoin within 48 hours, he's going to release it to everybody in my contact list, every forum that I belong to & anywhere else he can think of! ::)

So we'll have to see what appears on Friday morning! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on May 12, 2021, 02:40:12 PM
Couldn't decide if this was a WTF or smile, back it's probably more amusing than serious ;D

https://www.vice.com/en/article/88nnwg/anti-maskers-ready-to-start-maskingto-protect-themselves-from-the-vaccinated (https://www.vice.com/en/article/88nnwg/anti-maskers-ready-to-start-maskingto-protect-themselves-from-the-vaccinated)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 12, 2021, 03:09:26 PM
& just to prove that you shouldn't make smart-arse comments, had an e-mail came in only a little while after posting this to say that some person had infiltrated my computer, got access to my camera & all my files, & unless I pay him $1500 by bitcoin within 48 hours, he's going to release it to everybody in my contact list, every forum that I belong to & anywhere else he can think of! ::)

So we'll have to see what appears on Friday morning! ;D

Oh mate, that was just me.

Make it cash please.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on May 12, 2021, 05:58:42 PM
& just to prove that you shouldn't make smart-arse comments, had an e-mail came in only a little while after posting this to say that some person had infiltrated my computer, got access to my camera & all my files, & unless I pay him $1500 by bitcoin within 48 hours, he's going to release it to everybody in my contact list, every forum that I belong to & anywhere else he can think of! ::)

So we'll have to see what appears on Friday morning! ;D
You didn’t say exactly what they captured you doing while they had access to your camera.... ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on May 12, 2021, 06:51:06 PM


I even saw where Hairs had posted some dribble about friggin having a cry then a smile/laugh or some crap.
Didn't read all of it.
I didn't even say anything, didn't even put up a pair of rolling eyes.  ::)
Just imagine if you saw the Shit I post on Facebook.
You'd be wearing one of them jackets that give yourself a hug.
AHAHAHA

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 13, 2021, 02:41:23 AM
Just imagine if you saw the Shit I post on Facebook.

Yep, would be more dribble on there than all the pillows in the old folks homes combined.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on May 13, 2021, 07:41:35 AM
You didn’t say exactly what they captured you doing while they had access to your camera.... ;)

I'll leave that up to your imagination ::), but that was when he gave the game away as a scam!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on May 13, 2021, 08:09:57 AM
My grand daughters 1st driving lesson


 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on May 13, 2021, 08:42:01 AM
I'll leave that up to your imagination ::), but that was when he gave the game away as a scam!
I got the same email a few weeks ago... ;)
The scammer didn’t specifically say if they captured the blackmail images from the front or rear camera on my phone, so I had to warn the boys at work not to be too jealous if they got sent images not of my face.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on May 13, 2021, 09:40:05 AM
My grand daughters 1st driving lesson



Great stuff X, Thats how I first learnt to drive,  Time on my dads knee as a two year old  steering  the tractor .   :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on May 13, 2021, 04:44:07 PM
had an e-mail came in only a little while after posting this to say that some person had infiltrated my computer,

The original message had reference to 4x4 Earth in the address, & I got one from them this morning. Briefly:

"Unfortunately this morning an email was sent out from a third party email application separate to the 4x4earth forum.

The email was a standard spam email requesting a bitcoin payment.

This has nothing to do with the 4x4earth forum, tracks map or podcasts database.

The email server had an old version of the email list.

After this email, we will move away from that email provider to a new system."


So it appears that they may have been hacked ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on May 14, 2021, 12:00:44 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

https://www.theshovel.com.au/2021/05/14/government-7-billion-subsidy-to-bitcoin-mining/ (https://www.theshovel.com.au/2021/05/14/government-7-billion-subsidy-to-bitcoin-mining/) LOL
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on May 14, 2021, 04:00:52 PM
The scary bit is that there's a bit of truth in there :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Champin on May 15, 2021, 09:12:08 AM
Went for a bit of a play in the snow this morning. This was taken a while ago but it looked like that at 5am this morning. Probably have another look this arvo. Snows down to 600mtrs. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210514/92d1877c769223589fd11f2bedac7185.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on May 15, 2021, 05:40:17 PM
Went for a bit of a play in the snow this morning. This was taken a while ago but it looked like that at 5am this morning. Probably have another look this arvo. Snows down to 600mtrs.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210514/92d1877c769223589fd11f2bedac7185.jpg)
you mad man!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on May 15, 2021, 05:43:20 PM
Finished the theory(Thursday night 4.5 hours) and day one of two of the Practical and mote theory to gain my Trim Fallen Timber accreditation with the RFS.
Tomorrow is all hands on, cross cutting, plunge sawing, assessing fallen timber.
28 of us in the Clarence valley being assessed.
Once we pass that, then we can apply to gain our Felling Timber accreditation.
Then, it becomes another level of skill sets,
The journey begins, next fortnight it is Village Fire Fighter, then First Aid a fortnight after that.
A great crew I have to lead me, guide me, work with.
:)
 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on May 15, 2021, 05:46:21 PM
Finished the theory(Thursday night 4.5 hours) and day one of two of the Practical and mote theory to gain my Trim Fallen Timber accreditation with the RFS.
Tomorrow is all hands on, cross cutting, plunge sawing, assessing fallen timber.
28 of us in the Clarence valley being assessed.
Once we pass that, then we can apply to gain our Felling Timber accreditation.
Then, it becomes another level of skill sets,
The journey begins, next fortnight it is Village Fire Fighter, then First Aid a fortnight after that.
A great crew I have to lead me, guide me, work with.
:)
VF was good, i was involved in teh first course Peter Carter created back in 90s... loved the hooligan tool :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on May 15, 2021, 05:51:18 PM
VF was good, i was involved in teh first course Peter Carter created back in 90s... loved the hooligan tool :)
Only ever used it in training, it can make short work of a lot stuff.
;)

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 18, 2021, 04:59:23 PM
This time last year, i decided to dig out the pool i filled in about 12 years ago.
It was friggin hard yakka doing the whole thing with a shovel and a wheelbarrow..... rather work on a different Barra these days.

Not one of my better ideas, but still an idea.

I've had this dug to a clean pool since about Oct. 2020.... ha ha ha.
I bought the paint in Nov. 2020 and uttered the idiotic words of, it'll be finished by Christmas...... that's even funnier.

Astrid did a basic, but very presentable landscaping job around the area, while the pool sat with 4 inches of murky green water in it.
She even mentioned the other day, you go straight to the shed, never the pool.

Today was the day....... only the very bottom bit to do now.
I had to be careful i didn't paint myself in a corner and have to spend the night out there...... it was highly likely.
See, i don't always work on cars and mow my lawn.....  ;D

Astrid can finish painting the fence now.
We'll get some of that nice glass pool fencing and be swimming by Christmas...... :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 18, 2021, 05:00:34 PM
 :cheers:

It still gets a second coat next week..... but man oh man, this made me smile.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on May 18, 2021, 06:04:48 PM
:cheers:

It still gets a second coat next week..... but man oh man, this made me smile.
How long until you you fill it in again :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on May 18, 2021, 06:06:06 PM
You've just 'Double Handled' Jeepers.
You could have lowered the "Project" in there and used the pool as a spray booth!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 19, 2021, 03:12:07 AM
Bird.... who knows, but most likely by around April next year. LOL  ;D

Stefo.... It placed the Zephyr on a bad angle..... but don't think i didn't try.

I've got a really sore right wrist this morning too from painting.
Its a special rubberised paint which is best done with a brush.

My wrist hasn't been this sore since i was about 14 years old.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on May 19, 2021, 06:46:09 AM
Bird.... who knows, but most likely by around April next year. LOL  ;D

Stefo.... It placed the Zephyr on a bad angle..... but don't think i didn't try.

I've got a really sore right wrist this morning too from painting.
Its a special rubberised paint which is best done with a brush.
Bird.... who knows, but most likely by around April next year. LOL  ;D

Stefo.... It placed the Zephyr on a bad angle..... but don't think i didn't try.

I've got a really sore right wrist this morning too from painting.
Its a special rubberised paint which is best done with a brush.

My wrist hasn't been this sore since i was about 14 years old.

My wrist hasn't been this sore since i was about 14 years old.
Was that your 1st and last fat   >:D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 19, 2021, 06:54:48 AM
Noooooo.

There has been, wow, um.... maybe another 3 or 4..... so there.  :P
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on May 19, 2021, 06:35:28 PM
https://www.theage.com.au/environment/sustainability/from-desert-to-inland-sea-as-800-billion-litres-flows-into-menindee-lakes-20210519-p57t9o.html (https://www.theage.com.au/environment/sustainability/from-desert-to-inland-sea-as-800-billion-litres-flows-into-menindee-lakes-20210519-p57t9o.html)



Menindee Lakes, one of the largest lake systems in the Murray-Darling Basin, are filling fast with the biggest water inflows in five years, allowing releases into the Baaka-Darling River downstream.

The lakes are now almost half full with about 800 billion litres of water, rising by about 17 billion litres a day during the past week, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority said. WaterNSW estimates the storages in far western NSW will end up swelling to as much as 1 trillion litres from the current inflows.

(https://static.ffx.io/images/$width_800/t_resize_width/q_86%2Cf_auto/72ee2a541aa15544578f8aa6f640fa0d2bccaa7a)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on May 19, 2021, 07:12:50 PM
https://www.theage.com.au/environment/sustainability/from-desert-to-inland-sea-as-800-billion-litres-flows-into-menindee-lakes-20210519-p57t9o.html (https://www.theage.com.au/environment/sustainability/from-desert-to-inland-sea-as-800-billion-litres-flows-into-menindee-lakes-20210519-p57t9o.html)



Menindee Lakes, one of the largest lake systems in the Murray-Darling Basin, are filling fast with the biggest water inflows in five years, allowing releases into the Baaka-Darling River downstream.

The lakes are now almost half full with about 800 billion litres of water, rising by about 17 billion litres a day during the past week, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority said. WaterNSW estimates the storages in far western NSW will end up swelling to as much as 1 trillion litres from the current inflows.

(https://static.ffx.io/images/$width_800/t_resize_width/q_86%2Cf_auto/72ee2a541aa15544578f8aa6f640fa0d2bccaa7a)

Hooray. Finally.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on May 21, 2021, 12:12:14 AM
Sleepy Joe pretending to drive a new Ford Ev truck    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6KUqSfZtPY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6KUqSfZtPY)    ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on May 21, 2021, 10:58:48 AM
Quote from: plusnq
Hooray. Finally.

Would be awesome to see it live and the flowing water. Like when lake eyre fills.. watchin the water hittin the dirt for first time...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on May 21, 2021, 11:18:51 AM
Had to pop down to the BGS this morning to grab some stuff.

When I came out there was a taxi parked, with the driver in it, & his lights on, so apparently the meter running! :o

That's going to be one hell of an expensive trip to Bunnings! ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: westvic on May 21, 2021, 11:58:16 AM
Sleepy Joe pretending to drive a new Ford Ev truck    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6KUqSfZtPY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6KUqSfZtPY)    ;D

If you do a bit of digging I think you will find that some crackpots just made up the "second steering wheel"

But....as with most things in US politics...never let the truth get in the way of a good story. Sky at it again
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on May 21, 2021, 12:13:03 PM
Brave dude!!!

Quote
A man who lost his sight in one eye in a tragic childhood accident, and lost sight in the other eye while trying to break up a fight, is riding a tandem bike 900 kilometres to raise money for Guide Dogs Victoria.

Kadek Artayana, who has a guide dog named Livinia, after Channel 9’s Livinia Nixon, is riding from Melbourne to Sydney.

He was 180 kilometres from his destination when he spoke to Neil Mitchell.

You can donate to his cause HERE. (https://fundraise.guidedogsvictoria.com.au/page/KadekArtayana)

https://www.3aw.com.au/blind-man-embarks-on-melbourne-sydney-tandem-ride-to-raise-funds-for-guide-dogs-victoria/ (https://www.3aw.com.au/blind-man-embarks-on-melbourne-sydney-tandem-ride-to-raise-funds-for-guide-dogs-victoria/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on May 22, 2021, 12:36:01 PM
:)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210522/cc04c27b05b62e20abe867b807bdef5e.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on May 22, 2021, 06:03:33 PM
An unexpected but loved guest at the barbie.
(http://)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 23, 2021, 03:34:50 AM
What a cutie..... doesn't look under fed either.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on May 23, 2021, 07:34:03 AM
So what'd she get for lunch - steak or sausages ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Wolfie on May 23, 2021, 08:24:27 AM
What a magnificent beast
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on May 23, 2021, 08:48:31 AM
So what'd she get for lunch - steak or sausages ???






 " The cat "  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on May 23, 2021, 08:52:34 AM
So you dont have good roads and realy need an All Wheel Drive .. Hold my Vodka Vlad I got this .. ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on May 23, 2021, 09:41:09 AM
An unexpected but loved guest at the barbie.
(http://)

If it was my place, it would be a shame to spoil that nice timber work with buckshot !!   ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Champin on May 23, 2021, 10:38:02 AM
I know everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I don't judge you for yours Gronk, I truly don't,  but I really can't understand why people want to kill snakes. We have 3 small dams on our 5 acre block teeming with frogs, turtles etc. Consequently we also have snakes. Mainly red belly blacks with the odd tiger. Not once have they been any threat to us or our dogs. (They're probably too well fed). Whenever I do spy one it's    skidadles into the bush. Once I had a tiger rear up at me I think because I startled it, so I just backed away slowly. When it realised I was no threat it went on its way. Snakes have their roll in our environment and do it well. They are a truly beautiful creature.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on May 23, 2021, 11:28:22 AM
Fed or not the barstards still bite, been lucky with two hits and misses [ Pants leg and boot ] in the past 12 months at work ..
My niece  in country NSW took a hit the other day at home from a red belly black and is a bit crook atm .
Capet snakes are  generaly ok  with, its the other barstards that get the short shift pretty quick ...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 23, 2021, 01:34:13 PM
We've only spotted 2 snakes since we've been here..... both tree snakes.

I keep the place well mowed, we don't have chooks, dogs or stuff, so no animal food around to attract vermin, which i think helps.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on May 23, 2021, 02:07:18 PM
We've only spotted 2 snakes since we've been here..... both tree snakes.

I keep the place well mowed, we don't have chooks, dogs or stuff, so no animal food around to attract vermin, which i think helps.

Only snakes I’ve had in 25yrs are the ones that knock at the front door selling stuff. Or trying to convert you !!

Birds, blue tongues or feral cats that neighbours let roam are the only wildlife, but no snakes.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on May 23, 2021, 04:12:57 PM
I know everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I don't judge you for yours Gronk, I truly don't,  but I really can't understand why people want to kill snakes. We have 3 small dams on our 5 acre block teeming with frogs, turtles etc. Consequently we also have snakes. Mainly red belly blacks with the odd tiger. Not once have they been any threat to us or our dogs. (They're probably too well fed). Whenever I do spy one it's    skidadles into the bush. Once I had a tiger rear up at me I think because I startled it, so I just backed away slowly. When it realised I was no threat it went on its way. Snakes have their roll in our environment and do it well. They are a truly beautiful creature.

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Snakes I can handle, but tigers are another thinhg altogether.. LOL
https://youtu.be/ZJRZgzxJmVo (https://youtu.be/ZJRZgzxJmVo)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on May 23, 2021, 05:41:59 PM
Cant wipe the smile from our faces ATM. ;D ;D

Just arrived home from a week on the 2021 Variety Bash. 8)

104 cars left Newcastle last Sunday with one thing in mind............Raise some much needed $$$ for sick & under privileged kids.
League star Wendel Sailor even rode along with some of the bash cars with his surprise appearance to help raise some funds.  :cup:
Well, we raised a record $1.215 million for them.  :cup: :cup:

Ourselves raised a total of $ 12,500 thru fundraising throughout the past year.
To see the smiles on those kids faces was just a reward for us Bashers, especially the special needs schools.

The car ( wolseley 24/80) performed beautifully with no mechanical breakdowns over 3000 odd k's of the dustiest roads they threw at us.

Cant wait til next year to do it all over again  ;D :cup: ;D
[img width= height= alt=Capture" border="0]https://i.ibb.co/ysrZfhN/Capture.png[/img] (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Robbo on May 23, 2021, 06:15:31 PM
Well done Mark. A fantastic result from you and the fellow bashers.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on May 23, 2021, 10:47:10 PM
A mate of mine likes to Tinker and crossed a mower with bits from a Mobillity scooter,  ;D    https://www.facebook.com/mark.blenkiron.90/videos/303337674615348 (https://www.facebook.com/mark.blenkiron.90/videos/303337674615348)   
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 24, 2021, 04:00:58 AM
Good on ya Mark... well done.

And the ol Wolseley made it all the way again.  :cup: (Something to be grateful for today.  ;D)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on May 24, 2021, 06:37:58 AM
Good on ya Mark... well done.

And the ol Wolseley made it all the way again.  :cup: (Something to be grateful for today.  ;D)
The old girl does it with ease.The car below has done the Variety bash fr the last 31 years in a row.Reliability is no issue with the 24/80's  :cup:
[img width= height= alt=Capture" border="0]https://i.ibb.co/2hvsY1w/Capture.png[/img] (https://imgbb.com/)

I was talking to the owner just the other night and he was telling me has has had the same Armstrong shockies in the rear of that car for 30 years  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on May 24, 2021, 07:03:56 AM
A mate of mine likes to Tinker and crossed a mower with bits from a Mobillity scooter,  ;D    https://www.facebook.com/mark.blenkiron.90/videos/303337674615348 (https://www.facebook.com/mark.blenkiron.90/videos/303337674615348)

Video not available, Ed ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on May 24, 2021, 10:13:21 AM
Cant wipe the smile from our faces ATM. ;D ;D

Just arrived home from a week on the 2021 Variety Bash. 8)

104 cars left Newcastle last Sunday with one thing in mind............Raise some much needed $$$ for sick & under privileged kids.
League star Wendel Sailor even rode along with some of the bash cars with his surprise appearance to help raise some funds.  :cup:
Well, we raised a record $1.215 million for them.  :cup: :cup:

Ourselves raised a total of $ 12,500 thru fundraising throughout the past year.
To see the smiles on those kids faces was just a reward for us Bashers, especially the special needs schools.

The car ( wolseley 24/80) performed beautifully with no mechanical breakdowns over 3000 odd k's of the dustiest roads they threw at us.

Cant wait til next year to do it all over again  ;D :cup: ;D
[img width= height= alt=Capture" border="0]https://i.ibb.co/ysrZfhN/Capture.png[/img] (https://imgbb.com/)
Awesome work Mark.... The stubby holders are still working well :)


would love to do one of these events one day...
The Shitbox rally is on too at moment
https://www.Shitboxrally.com.au/ (https://www.Shitboxrally.com.au/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Rodt on May 24, 2021, 02:28:03 PM
Cant wipe the smile from our faces ATM. ;D ;D

Just arrived home from a week on the 2021 Variety Bash. 8)

104 cars left Newcastle last Sunday with one thing in mind............Raise some much needed $$$ for sick & under privileged kids.
League star Wendel Sailor even rode along with some of the bash cars with his surprise appearance to help raise some funds.  :cup:
Well, we raised a record $1.215 million for them.  :cup: :cup:

Ourselves raised a total of $ 12,500 thru fundraising throughout the past year.
To see the smiles on those kids faces was just a reward for us Bashers, especially the special needs schools.

The car ( wolseley 24/80) performed beautifully with no mechanical breakdowns over 3000 odd k's of the dustiest roads they threw at us.

Cant wait til next year to do it all over again  ;D :cup: ;D
[img width= height= alt=Capture" border="0]https://i.ibb.co/ysrZfhN/Capture.png[/img] (https://imgbb.com/)

Well done Mark. I passed you all (a lot anyway) as I was coming North at Singleton on Friday. Can't recall if I saw your rig or not as the traffic was terrible and being a bit cautious in the rain. I didn't envy you guys going South as it looked like it was stop start for a long way into Singleton. Is that where you stayed Friday night?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on May 24, 2021, 03:05:46 PM
Congratulations on the Bash fundraising effort Mark, glad to hear all went well and you enjoyed the run.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on May 24, 2021, 03:09:39 PM
Well done Mark. I passed you all (a lot anyway) as I was coming North at Singleton on Friday. Can't recall if I saw your rig or not as the traffic was terrible and being a bit cautious in the rain. I didn't envy you guys going South as it looked like it was stop start for a long way into Singleton. Is that where you stayed Friday night?
Gday Rod.
We stayed in Cessnock for the night ( presentation night).We were in Gunnedah on Thursday night. We had dinner at the Railway Hotel.Stayed at the Red Indian Motel. Visited the G S Kidd Memorial School the next morning. Great bunch of kids with some very special teachers there.Its why we raise money for kids  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on May 24, 2021, 03:11:19 PM
Congratulations on the Bash fundraising effort Mark, glad to hear all went well and you enjoyed the run.
Thanks Pottsy..........the smiles on those kids makes it all worth while  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Rodt on May 24, 2021, 04:29:29 PM
Gday Rod.
We stayed in Cessnock for the night ( presentation night).We were in Gunnedah on Thursday night. We had dinner at the Railway Hotel.Stayed at the Red Indian Motel. Visited the G S Kidd Memorial School the next morning. Great bunch of kids with some very special teachers there.Its why we raise money for kids  :cup:

Good stuff. Not a bad feed at the Railway is it?

Agree 100% about the school. It isn't that old that school so should be good for them for years to come. I live just up the road and around the corner
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on May 24, 2021, 04:33:50 PM
Good stuff. Not a bad feed at the Railway is it?

Agree 100% about the school. It isn't that old that school so should be good for them for years to come. I live just up the road and around the corner
Great feed at the Railway  :cup:
If i'm ever out that way again i'l look you up. :cheers:
They have done a great job with that little school.
I think Variety gave them a $ 6000 grant.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on May 25, 2021, 05:25:34 PM
This made me smile  ;D ;D

From one of the pupils at Rowena Public School , who read to us during our visit ont his years Variety Bash.
DOG POO
Tulip Kilbourne
When I was walking through the park
I stood in something soft and dark
I took a whiff of my right shoe
Oh no I’ve walked in doggy doo.!
I let out one almighty scream
Aah It's fresh! I saw the steam!
Fresh doggy doo's the worst, I thought
Why wasn't this the dried-out sort?
I Tried to wipe it off my shoe
But this poo stuck like super glue!!
I tried to scrape it on a rock
And somehow spread it on my sock.
Then i spied a drinking tap
And went to wash off all that crap,
But that just made some parents frown,
You'd think I pulled my trousers down!!
This was the most resilient bog,
If only i could have found that dog!!
I wouldn't yell, I wouldn't hit ,
I'd make him lick off every bit!!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on May 29, 2021, 04:36:49 PM
Had a productive day, shed got a tidy up, fixed a few things, spent time with young Jack checkin out his Hilux and helping sort a few little things.
Watching the Lions smash GWS :)
Fires is cracken,
Beers cold,
Just about to head to the Tavern for dinner with friends.
Happy Days
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on May 29, 2021, 04:40:32 PM
Quote from: Hairs
Watching the Lions smash GWS :)
and the Shitpies losin too :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on May 29, 2021, 04:42:40 PM
and the Shitpies losin too :)
Yep :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on May 29, 2021, 05:45:41 PM
Saw a sign on the side of the road coming in to Mundubbera this afternoon - ‘Bruce Wayne are you missing something?’. Had no idea what that was about, until dusk after we had set up for the night.
They were spread out for miles (KLM’s) heading for their feeding grounds. Lots of fruit orchards around here ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on May 29, 2021, 05:53:24 PM
As much as alot of people aren't their biggest fans, it is a sight.
A colony at Maclean, Susan Island Grafton & a huge one in the Nymboida State Forest & National Park.
They can block the sun out as it sets.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Rodt on May 29, 2021, 07:54:09 PM
Saw a sign on the side of the road coming in to Mundubbera this afternoon - ‘Bruce Wayne are you missing something?’. Had no idea what that was about, until dusk after we had set up for the night.
They were spread out for miles (KLM’s) heading for their feeding grounds. Lots of fruit orchards around here ???

Mate where are you parked for the night? I can't work it out from the photo

Cheers

Rod
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on May 30, 2021, 07:17:56 AM
Mate where are you parked for the night? I can't work it out from the photo

Cheers

Rod
At the showground - $15 for the night with power, water, showers and toilets :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Rodt on May 30, 2021, 08:21:25 AM
At the showground - $15 for the night with power, water, showers and toilets :cup:

Wondered that but didn't know they allowed camping there. My parents used to live just around the corner
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 30, 2021, 08:31:17 AM
Wondered that but didn't know they allowed camping there. My parents used to live just around the corner

The Lowood show grounds allow camping and stuff..... might be becoming "a thing"
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on May 30, 2021, 08:56:17 AM
It's a nice little income bonus for a lot of show societies these days. A bonus for the traveller, is that the amenities are usually pretty good at these places.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on May 30, 2021, 12:10:40 PM
Hi,
   Camped near a flying fox roost once.
Never again, almost as noisy as penguins, but way more messy..
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: paceman on May 31, 2021, 07:09:45 AM
Finally finished moving into our new home…

My sliver of water views… :)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on May 31, 2021, 08:48:50 AM
Finally finished moving into our new home…

My sliver of water views… :)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210530/165df1fa19fcee0053b82e97403fc4f4.jpg)


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Nice. Know any crop duster blokes. A bit of defoliant over the other side of the road wouldn't go astray! >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: paceman on May 31, 2021, 09:12:35 AM
Nice. Know any crop duster blokes. A bit of defoliant over the other side of the road wouldn't go astray! >:D

i do, actually... :)

water views aren't big on my list... not when i can take a 60 second walk (through that foliage) and be at the water... :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on May 31, 2021, 09:33:37 AM
Nice. Know any crop duster blokes. A bit of defoliant over the other side of the road wouldn't go astray! >:D

I know you’re only joking, but councils down this way get pretty resourceful when it comes to unknown householders making water views appear.
They sometimes stick a shipping container in the place of the dead trees until new ones grow back.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 31, 2021, 10:12:48 AM
Good for you Paceman.....  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on May 31, 2021, 10:25:18 AM
They sometimes stick a shipping container in the place of the dead trees until new ones grow back.

Tweed Council had this happen a few ago, & they put up a sign, 5m tall & the full width of the gap left after the trees had been poisoned, pointing out that this was an illegal act! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on May 31, 2021, 07:57:45 PM
Don’t worry, Paceman’s council are happy to point out vandalized trees too. ;)

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS47sIbbV_An47dCNW9OzQgUhr5DHSqd2ZVPQ&usqp=CAU)

Here on the sunny coast they just put up massive shade cloth screens that block out even more views then the trees did before you poisoned them.
The idiot near Currimundi Lake ended up with a whole 3m high shade cloth fence line after they had a couple goes at illegally clearing vegetation to get their water views.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on June 01, 2021, 11:42:47 AM
On the wall in a Cafe at Gatton🙂
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 01, 2021, 11:59:32 AM
I think that went just after i'd been there.   ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 02, 2021, 08:08:06 PM
Befriend now :)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210602/03c4c47ffb909ae1138f3239652bd870.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Wolfie on June 03, 2021, 10:53:19 AM
I use one of them to telly my golf scores.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 03, 2021, 12:11:10 PM
LOL!

https://amaryroad.com/australian-slang-terms-largest-list-words-phrases (https://amaryroad.com/australian-slang-terms-largest-list-words-phrases)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Rodt on June 03, 2021, 02:32:15 PM
Befriend now :)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210602/03c4c47ffb909ae1138f3239652bd870.jpg)

I read this this morning and couldn't get the joke no matter what.

Have just opened again and got it first time  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 03, 2021, 02:34:53 PM
Yeah, Same.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: BC66 on June 03, 2021, 02:37:26 PM
Doh


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Rodt on June 03, 2021, 02:39:29 PM
Needs to be more lowbrow and direct for me unfortunately  ;D

Anyone got any fart jokes???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 03, 2021, 03:44:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bON00kB4X4c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bON00kB4X4c)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 03, 2021, 04:01:45 PM
LOL!

https://amaryroad.com/australian-slang-terms-largest-list-words-phrases (https://amaryroad.com/australian-slang-terms-largest-list-words-phrases)

XXXX is known as barbed wire ???

The things you find out after you've been drinking the stuff for 40+ years! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 04, 2021, 10:44:37 AM
About GrogPrices
GrogPrices.com.au was started in 2008, its aim was to present everyday people with the cheapest Alcohol in their area.
The system is designed to make it as easy as possible to find specials from local bottle shops and makes it easy to compare prices from around the area.

https://www.grogprices.com.au/ (https://www.grogprices.com.au/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 04, 2021, 03:11:32 PM
A local film guy did a little Documentary on where we live out here in Woop Woop.

I get a small cameo in the background.  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R9cP1LcR3w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R9cP1LcR3w) 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on June 04, 2021, 03:12:47 PM
About GrogPrices
GrogPrices.com.au was started in 2008, its aim was to present everyday people with the cheapest Alcohol in their area.
The system is designed to make it as easy as possible to find specials from local bottle shops and makes it easy to compare prices from around the area.

https://www.grogprices.com.au/ (https://www.grogprices.com.au/)

Crap site, showed bugger all.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on June 04, 2021, 03:20:08 PM
A local film guy did a little Documentary on where we live out here in Woop Woop.

I get a small cameo in the background.  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R9cP1LcR3w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R9cP1LcR3w)

Didn’t catch you ??  Wasn’t you wearing a dress was it ?  Lol
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: westvic on June 04, 2021, 06:58:43 PM
This made me smile  :D not my town but not far away and definitely my sense of humour

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-04/portland-loch-ness-mystery-sculpture-art/100190506 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-04/portland-loch-ness-mystery-sculpture-art/100190506)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 05, 2021, 12:55:23 PM
This made me smile  :D not my town but not far away and definitely my sense of humour

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-04/portland-loch-ness-mystery-sculpture-art/100190506 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-04/portland-loch-ness-mystery-sculpture-art/100190506)
thats pretty kewl :) and how simple it looks to have been made :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 05, 2021, 02:52:41 PM
Just passed my First Aid through the RFS.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on June 06, 2021, 06:38:12 PM
Won the B grade at a clay bird shoot and have made it into A grade
Shot 144 out of 150
Been shooting clays for just under 11 months
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 06, 2021, 06:42:20 PM
Won the B grade at a clay bird shoot and have made it into A grade
Shot 144 out of 150
Been shooting clays for just under 11 months
Ya got ya eye in.
Nice one.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: DandyD on June 06, 2021, 08:06:29 PM
Sold our old camper yesterday on eBay. I only expected to get 500 for but it went for 860 in the end. It's a very good time to sell with foreign holidays virtually banned.

That made me smile.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203472927286 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203472927286)

I have an early 80s one still to get rid off. It hasn't been opened in ten years, so goodness knows what awaits inside.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on June 07, 2021, 08:11:11 AM
Is there a forum name change in the offing?  :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: DandyD on June 07, 2021, 09:29:04 AM
Is there a forum name change in the offing?  :D

Nope. I bought another one. Fully insulated, double glazing and blown air heating.  :laugh:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 07, 2021, 05:10:20 PM
This turned up in the post today.
6-7 week wait, but pretty cool.
:)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210607/5590434ad7db5b92eb670bb8c9fc410c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210607/1d00b64887d741e78b9c4cfaaaaedb27.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 07, 2021, 05:49:22 PM
This turned up in the post today.
6-7 week wait, but pretty cool.
:)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210607/5590434ad7db5b92eb670bb8c9fc410c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210607/1d00b64887d741e78b9c4cfaaaaedb27.jpg)
nice.. is it really pointing norf... ?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 07, 2021, 06:52:17 PM
nice.. is it really pointing norf... ?
Yep, got the old compass out to double check.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 07, 2021, 07:11:38 PM
Won the B grade at a clay bird shoot and have made it into A grade
Shot 144 out of 150
Been shooting clays for just under 11 months

Good on you! :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 07, 2021, 07:12:27 PM
nice.. is it really pointing norf... ?

But isn't it supposed to point the direction the wind is blowing ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 07, 2021, 07:26:10 PM
But isn't it supposed to point the direction the wind is blowing ???
It was as still as, not even a duck fast.
Photo opportunity:)

I believe it will point to where the wind is coming from.
And No, not out of my arse. ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 08, 2021, 09:03:22 AM
Being away to celebrate our 3Oath Anniversary today! :cup: ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on June 08, 2021, 10:05:18 AM
Being away to celebrate our 3Oath Anniversary today! :cup: ;D

Enjoy the day, congratulations on your 30th Anniversary. :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 08, 2021, 03:13:06 PM
Thanks, mate!

Been a good day so far, & out for dinner tonight ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on June 08, 2021, 04:29:39 PM
Thanks, mate!

Been a good day so far, & out for dinner tonight ;D

A short stroll to the surf club, perchance?
Congratulations! Have a good night.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on June 08, 2021, 05:20:04 PM
Being away to celebrate our 3Oath Anniversary today! :cup: ;D

You poor thing !!


3 life terms…..

I’m up to 4 life terms……. ;D

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 09, 2021, 04:13:57 AM
I did just over.....just..... one life term with the first wife.
She just kept putting on weight, and tried to be good and encourage her to lose weight.
In the end, i just said, lose some weight or i'm gone.
It was like making love to big ol Dodge Phoenix.

So i traded her in on a sporty European/Nordic model.
HOLY CRAP....it was like having farm yard sex on a moving R1 motorcycle.

Been together now for 28 years and married for 23 years.

So 3 life terms for me too, just spread out a tad.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: jclures on June 09, 2021, 06:43:27 AM
Congratulations Fizzie, I too have already exceeded 4 life terms. But I have to say Bonnie has had to put up with me as well.   ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 09, 2021, 09:34:54 AM
Thanks, all ;D

A short stroll to the surf club, perchance?

RSL actually.

I think we'll try the 200m to the Surf Club tonight! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 09, 2021, 10:14:50 AM
Stairman: The Movie

https://www.facebook.com/therealrukshan/posts/233151588616286 (https://www.facebook.com/therealrukshan/posts/233151588616286)

A tale almost as credible as the statement put out by Ambulance Victoria.
This is a work of fiction, any resemblance to characters living or missing is purely coincidental.
Special thanks to David M, for the inspo.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 09, 2021, 08:07:15 PM
About right.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210609/683ab030e83715b63184ba3a44a297b1.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 09, 2021, 08:09:52 PM
About right.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210609/683ab030e83715b63184ba3a44a297b1.jpg)
like people walking through a shopping center....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 09, 2021, 08:12:12 PM
like people walking through a shopping center....
Unfortunatley, Yes.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on June 09, 2021, 08:55:40 PM
Little Miss has never seen a Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton movie .. Hello Youtube ....  Dam near needed to mop the floor she was laughing so much ..
The old regent picture theather in Murwillumbah is holding a silent movie event with live music and sound effects .. Little miss had never heard of a silent movie .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yym5xcpnA4E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yym5xcpnA4E)   ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 10, 2021, 03:59:02 AM
A silent movie with live music and sound effects...... i don't think its a silent movie anymore.  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 13, 2021, 06:28:50 AM
Yesterday, i got told, i was getting a haircut whether i liked it or not.
I said, i'm not paying $20 just to have the Shit grow back, so Astrid powered up the clippers and hooked in.
She's done it before now and again, but yesterday was the first time, mid cut, she yells OH FUKK when doing the back.
She reckons it will grow out again.... eventually. LOL
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on June 13, 2021, 09:40:15 AM
You know the rule

 :worthles:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on June 13, 2021, 04:41:53 PM
Yep only a week or 2 between a good or a bad haircut 😂😂
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Robbo on June 13, 2021, 04:50:22 PM
Yesterday, i got told, i was getting a haircut whether i liked it or not.
I said, i'm not paying $20 just to have the Shit grow back, so Astrid powered up the clippers and hooked in.
She's done it before now and again, but yesterday was the first time, mid cut, she yells OH FUKK when doing the back.
She reckons it will grow out again.... eventually. LOL
Just trying to picture you with a mullet Kev. then again maybe not. You would look out of place driving around in the Z car looking like that.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210613/18a1029d0ef1825e9abfe68ec4d8879d.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 13, 2021, 04:59:45 PM
Came home the other day to have someone checking out what was doing.
We often have them hanging out here.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210613/0440b8c0a3ddcc4e724a28a238d0693c.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: DandyD on June 13, 2021, 09:35:18 PM
Summer has eventually arrived in the UK. It’s nudging 30 degrees today.  :D

Probably 14 and pissing down tomorrow.  :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 14, 2021, 07:16:51 AM
So do you have people collapsing from heat stroke yet ??? >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: DandyD on June 14, 2021, 07:45:47 AM
So do you have people collapsing from heat stroke yet ??? >:D

Nothing in the news, but inevitable if we get the same again tomorrow.

Plenty of people whinging about it though. That and other people having BBQs and generally enjoying themselves.

Most hot weather casualties here are young lads drowning in rivers and reservoirs. Happens every year. Sadly.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 14, 2021, 02:17:25 PM
Freeze MND going down the slide
https://fightmnd.org.au/ (https://fightmnd.org.au/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: SJindustries on June 15, 2021, 11:49:56 AM
Getting power back. Sent my generator further up the mountain for others to use
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on June 15, 2021, 12:07:17 PM
Getting power back....
  :cup: :cup:

....Sent my generator further up the mountain for others to use

 :cup: :cup:...No surprise  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 15, 2021, 01:25:10 PM
This bloke walking from Cape York to Tassie in aid of mens heallth

Matt 'Fenndog' Fennell mental health walk

Fenndog knows the pain he will go through on his Cape to Cape eastern seaboard walk is nothing compared to what someone confronting anguish due to mental health faces.
The 4,800-kilometre walk is something he has wanted to do for a long time - around the 11-year mark - give or take a year.

He wants to do it in under 140 days.  ??? ??? ??? ???

A man called John Olsen was the first person to do this walk and raised $10 000 for his chosen charity on his 167-day walk.

Fenndog will be walking a marathon each day or around 45 to 65 kilometres. He wants to see how far he can walk in 24 hours.

This 4,800-kilometre trek is taking on a life of its own.

"This walk is way way bigger than me," he said.

"I am doing it solely unaided and unassisted. Just me a backpack, a hammock, food, a medical kit and water."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvvu4TVn0mc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvvu4TVn0mc)
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/7295110/matt-fenndog-fennell-set-for-epic-and-inspiring-walk/?cs=12 (https://www.theleader.com.au/story/7295110/matt-fenndog-fennell-set-for-epic-and-inspiring-walk/?cs=12)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 15, 2021, 08:28:59 PM
Bringing awareness to mental health I fully support. Being involved in a couple of groups that aim to support & help give direction to those that struggle with a silent demon, not all understand.
That saying,
Before you judge me, Walk a mile in my shoes.
Kind words goes a long way.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 16, 2021, 07:35:58 AM
Getting power back.

Good to hear! :cup:

Had they updated the 1pm Sunday estimate at all, or were you just waiting ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 16, 2021, 08:18:17 PM
Scored 2 new monitors on sale... 250each :) My first curved screens, awesome clear and great resolution... very very happy :)

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/monitors/gaming/27-g5-odyssey-gaming-monitor-with-1000r-curved-screen-lc27g55tqwnxza/ (https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/monitors/gaming/27-g5-odyssey-gaming-monitor-with-1000r-curved-screen-lc27g55tqwnxza/)

(https://image-us.samsung.com/SamsungUS/home/computing/monitors/gaming-monitors/pdp/lc27g55tqwnxza/gallery/PDP-GALLERY-Odyssey-G5-01-1600x1200.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MattNQ on June 16, 2021, 10:09:19 PM
Looking through online recipes for ideas....
Gotta admit slicing the oil was a little tricky....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210616/d96636404b970a7073619f3a618dbebb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210616/bf9fc1583370534b1c3aa4871f33f048.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: prodigyrf on June 17, 2021, 03:20:55 PM
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e1ddb714d771bd5a07e008e804b5283e2b0076e25b2d03595c6905669618c5c5.jpg
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 19, 2021, 02:00:32 PM
Just passed my RFS Fallen Timber Caurse.
About 24 hours worth all up, about 8 hours of theory, 16 hours of practical.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 19, 2021, 02:38:56 PM
The old girl splurged $400 on a nail gun today for her wood working stuff.

I can hear the twack, twack as she's trying it out.

Any second, i reckon i'm going to hear a blood curdling scream and a FUKKIN HELL.  :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on June 19, 2021, 06:07:53 PM
The old girl splurged $400 on a nail gun today for her word working stuff.

I can hear the twack, twack as she's trying it out.

Any second, i reckon i'm going to hear a blood curdling scream and a FUKKIN HELL.  :D

But who will be screaming ? 😂😂😂

Don’t turn your back now.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: alnjan on June 19, 2021, 07:10:50 PM
Just passed my RFS Fallen Timber Caurse.
About 24 hours worth all up, about 8 hours of theory, 16 hours of practical.
:)

Well done, we seem to have a trained trainers problem down here
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 19, 2021, 07:44:00 PM
Permits approved for annual Mt Skene club snow trips :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 19, 2021, 07:44:05 PM
Well done, we seem to have a trained trainers problem down here
Cheers mate.
They are stretch, which they agree they were not prepared for the numbers that have joined(Clarence Area), many Trainers are asseted to train more than one discipline.
3 odd weeks ago when I first undertook the Fallen Tree caurse, there was two assessors to 17 of us, today's final assessment there was 4 of us newbies, 2 assessors.
We all agreed that number ratio was far better, each applicant got more one on one attention.
I believe they(the organisation) are trying to become more efficient and professional than (Just my opinion) times gone past.
Bad habits are hard to break.
 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 19, 2021, 07:47:49 PM
Permits approved for annual Mt Skene club snow trips :)
Nice one,
Awesome.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 20, 2021, 02:36:01 PM
Just reading the latest newsletter from QPWS about how great it is to go camping in National Parks.

Had to wonder about some of it, though ???

"'Out west’ the days can be very hot and nothing is better than cooling off in a waterhole ... is perfect for exploring by canoe or kayak ... Falling out (or being pushed out?) of their craft for a refreshing splash in the waterhole will definitely be on the cards"

Sounds great, doesn't it ???

Except they're talking about visiting Sundown NP, near Stanthorpe!!! :o :o :o

At this time of the year, when it went down to 1.5° last night, there are one hell of a lot better things than cooling off in those waterholes / river! ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on June 20, 2021, 03:34:31 PM
The Youtube post I was watching was interrupted by one of the many snake oil sales(person) adds that pop up. Just for something different (the post wasn’t really enthusing me) I decided to watch it. Here is the opening ‘play the video’ screen, after accepting the dubious intro.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210620/715b8e165fc398652fa3d25b6c32d804.jpg)

After watching it all the way through, I played it again, without sound (I’m not that much of a masochist) this time setting a stop watch to check just how long this ‘Short and Free video’ really was, as it seemed to go over the couple of minutes stated in the voiceover intro
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210620/bad09d1fa56170cea9ebd12867f66844.jpg)
 
Answered the question as to whether I will ever not press the SKIP button again


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Spada on June 21, 2021, 06:43:44 AM
An afternoon in the back yard with a couple of mates  ;D
Light the fire, turn on the motor racing....
Pizza for lunch and pork belly for dinner  8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Champin on June 21, 2021, 06:47:45 AM
Jeez you've got a tough life there Spada. How do you manage it?

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on June 21, 2021, 06:49:25 AM
Mate
That area is looking the ducks nuts  :cup: :cup:
I wish I had time to do something like that
Haha I'm always away from home in the weekends doing something fun
Not sure why I even have a house, all I need is a big shed to keep all my toys
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 21, 2021, 07:24:16 AM
An afternoon in the back yard with a couple of mates  ;D

Yeah, looks a bloody terrible spot to sit on a winter's arvo! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on June 21, 2021, 08:09:30 AM
An afternoon in the back yard with a couple of mates  ;D
Light the fire, turn on the motor racing....
Pizza for lunch and pork belly for dinner  8)

If ever you need a bit of extra fire wood, give me a PM. Mostly black wattle, which burns well.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on June 21, 2021, 08:11:03 AM
"Wings of an Eagle" from Moreton Island.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Spada on June 21, 2021, 09:29:03 AM
If ever you need a bit of extra fire wood, give me a PM. Mostly black wattle, which burns well.

Cheers Steffo, thanks for that. At the moment I'm all good as I have a free local source :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 21, 2021, 09:40:39 AM
An afternoon in the back yard with a couple of mates  ;D
Light the fire, turn on the motor racing....
Pizza for lunch and pork belly for dinner  8)
More passing in the food than on the tele.. passing the lips, passing the beers, passing the sauce...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: sparksy on June 21, 2021, 11:38:25 AM
 One smart dog.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedodoo/permalink/2556765384632930/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedodoo/permalink/2556765384632930/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 24, 2021, 03:35:49 PM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 24, 2021, 04:33:34 PM
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shouldnt that be ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on June 24, 2021, 06:08:55 PM
Along with "Yaaaaawwnnnnnnn!"

Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 24, 2021, 06:14:00 PM
Along with "Yaaaaawwnnnnnnn!"

Cheers

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:) :) :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Champin on June 24, 2021, 06:20:49 PM
I'll see your formula 1 and raise you a formula E. That'll put you in a coma.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on June 24, 2021, 10:01:37 PM
Hi,
   For real thrills of course there is .......(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210624/9f9b813a5cc9a96103b3475fb6cb118d.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 24, 2021, 10:24:10 PM
I'll see your formula 1 and raise you a formula E. That'll put you in a coma.

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agree.... thats the future... LLLOOOLLL
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 25, 2021, 06:53:18 AM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 25, 2021, 08:27:05 AM
Finished the Push-Up challenge today, a worthy cause for mental health

GG
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on June 25, 2021, 09:12:38 AM
Finished the Push-Up challenge today, a worthy cause for mental health

GG

That would do my head in doing that many !!    ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 25, 2021, 09:41:29 AM
That would do my head in doing that many !!    ;D ;D

Different amounts each day and a couple of rest days, the biggest day was 220

GG
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 25, 2021, 11:04:32 AM
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Im doin that when I get home.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on June 25, 2021, 11:24:57 AM
My son and his girlfriend an MS sufferer were married in a very private ceremony yesterday, we are very proud of them both and how they have gotten on with their lives. We knew they were getting married two weeks ago but were sworn to secrecy. We and the in-laws met with them last night for a celebratory dinner.
They have been living together for 4 years and felt a big wedding just wasn’t what they wanted, they felt the expense for them and everyone else was just an indulgence they could do without.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on June 25, 2021, 12:22:13 PM
Congrats all around Pottsy. Seems like a classy way to do it... :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on June 25, 2021, 01:30:49 PM
Different amounts each day and a couple of rest days, the biggest day was 220

GG

You may have missed the irony in the wording of my reply!!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 25, 2021, 01:40:34 PM
You may have missed the irony in the wording of my reply!!

I did, but i get it now  ;D

GG
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 25, 2021, 03:45:33 PM
Finished the Push-Up challenge today

How do you feel ???

Fit & healthy or buggered ??? ;D >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 25, 2021, 03:46:24 PM
My son and his girlfriend an MS sufferer were married in a very private ceremony yesterday,

Congratulations to them, Pottsy! ;D :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 25, 2021, 04:03:17 PM


My son and his girlfriend an MS sufferer were married in a very private ceremony yesterday, we are very proud of them both and how they have gotten on with their lives. We knew they were getting married two weeks ago but were sworn to secrecy. We and the in-laws met with them last night for a celebratory dinner.
They have been living together for 4 years and felt a big wedding just wasn’t what they wanted, they felt the expense for them and everyone else was just an indulgence they could do without.

We wish them the happiest of Lives.
Happy Days.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on June 26, 2021, 11:35:24 AM
Old Skool     ;D ;D    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_0hETJSTXU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_0hETJSTXU)       and     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ22LVtFGyc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ22LVtFGyc)    .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Raym on June 26, 2021, 05:00:44 PM
Got this message from folks who gifted one of my rocking horses to their grandchild. This is what it is all about.

Thank you so much for creating the beautiful horse , Emily loved it she laughed and giggled when we put her on it . She actually took her most steps ever walking over to it .
So many at the party , could not stop admiring it .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 26, 2021, 05:07:11 PM
Awesome, moments like that are priceless.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on June 26, 2021, 05:42:54 PM
A great reward for your hard work Raym. Well done.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on June 27, 2021, 09:58:44 AM
 :laugh: :laugh:

https://www.facebook.com/nilza.ferreira.14268769/videos/1161239591043091 (https://www.facebook.com/nilza.ferreira.14268769/videos/1161239591043091)

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 27, 2021, 12:39:39 PM
Stop panic buying, Aldi have it covered.
:)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210627/c78ab202f0a7dc3be214a7fcc3fe2cdb.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: DandyD on June 27, 2021, 05:46:00 PM
Stop panic buying, Aldi have it covered.

Ha ha! That made me laugh. The random crap that place sells never ceases to amaze me.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on June 27, 2021, 06:27:35 PM
Ha ha! That made me laugh. The random crap that place sells never ceases to amaze me.

Gota do something during lockdown   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 27, 2021, 06:50:22 PM
Ahahaha(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210627/1d3d2ce97988ce7046dbccef16789fd4.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: lloydus67 on June 28, 2021, 09:15:52 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210628/0b59572e6b581947de45ce13f80652af.jpg)

Marrying my beautiful wife yesterday


Sent from me
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: rags on June 28, 2021, 10:01:36 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210628/0b59572e6b581947de45ce13f80652af.jpg)

Marrying my beautiful wife yesterday


Sent from me

I don’t know whether it did make you smile, we can’t see your face  but you certainly made the bride smile. That must have been just after you said “I do” when she asked do you consent to allowing her full control of your money.
Seriously though Congratulations, a great WMYS post.
👍
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on June 28, 2021, 10:20:29 PM
Congrats lloydus.... :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: alnjan on June 28, 2021, 10:37:56 PM
Congratulations mate
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: nab on June 29, 2021, 01:11:58 AM
Good stuff, the missus looks happy too!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 29, 2021, 03:48:08 AM
Congratulations.  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on June 29, 2021, 06:41:31 AM
 :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 29, 2021, 07:53:57 AM
Congratulations Lloyd! :cup:

May you both enjoy a long & happy life together ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 29, 2021, 07:58:05 AM
Not sure if mine is a smile or a shake head / frown ???

Ads on TV for what's coming up in Channel 9 news

First off: "Prepare for a snap Gold Coast lock-down" (when Annaphylaxis is saying it's a very remote chance & we don't want to), followed by other articles, then finishing "Channel 9 - Spreading Facts, Not Fear"! ::)

Ummm ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 29, 2021, 01:01:28 PM
Well there you go!

Apologies, Channel 9, it turn's out that you can actually tell what's going to happen in 18 hours time!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on June 29, 2021, 07:28:49 PM
;D ;D
https://www.theshovel.com.au/2021/06/29/britney-spears-dad-australia-rollout/ (https://www.theshovel.com.au/2021/06/29/britney-spears-dad-australia-rollout/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on June 30, 2021, 09:08:06 AM
Well it seems going to a lithium battery has been a good choice. Pulled up yesterday at 14.30 and the fridge battery was sitting on 14.4V. Just checked it 18.5 hrs later and it's sitting on 13.4V  ..true or not readings, I'm not too sure, but happy enough with that.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on June 30, 2021, 06:49:03 PM
Hi,
    Never going back to Lead/Acid - ever!
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: DandyD on June 30, 2021, 11:50:08 PM
The place where I work has just started research into increasing the lifespan and thus cost of lead acid batteries used for home energy storage. The high level of recyclability and fire safety are seen as advantages in that situation. Obviously, weight isn’t an issue.

https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/lead-acid_battery_lifespan/ (https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/lead-acid_battery_lifespan/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on July 01, 2021, 10:19:02 AM
Another 18 hrs ended At 13.4V.  Wondering how much the added 100mm computer fan is helping with fridge efficiency..Also happy with the cheapy  flexible 200W
 Solar panel bolted in a curve over the rear canopy. So another 12 hrs on of a full overcast rainy day and the battery is still showing 13.4V,  the solar panel must have still been putting something in despite the clouded / rain day.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 02, 2021, 03:19:52 AM
battery meter stuck?  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on July 02, 2021, 07:11:30 AM
I suspect that lithium batteries won't give much warning of when they're about to run out of puff.

My lithium power tools all run fine, until they don't....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on July 02, 2021, 09:19:04 AM
I suspect that lithium batteries won't give much warning of when they're about to run out of puff.

My lithium power tools all run fine, until they don't....

 :cheers:

Yep, lithium’s have a whole different set of rules when it comes to voltage.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on July 02, 2021, 09:50:23 AM
Hi,
  The battery management electronics will shut off  power to protect the tool's battery.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on July 02, 2021, 04:07:39 PM
Who would of picked last night's Powerball numbers?
13 19 18 17 11 16 20, Powerball 15
LOL, Are you kidding?
Alest I scored $21.60.
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: OldPaj on July 02, 2021, 06:35:27 PM
Someone did, only one winner!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on July 02, 2021, 06:56:36 PM
Someone did, only one winner!
Bastard ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: rags on July 02, 2021, 07:25:11 PM
Someone did, only one winner!

Won by a syndicate of 10 people so each has to be satisfied with $6 mil each, bugger
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on July 02, 2021, 08:36:43 PM
I suspect that lithium batteries won't give much warning of when they're about to run out of puff.

My lithium power tools all run fine, until they don't....

 :cheers:
           Ahh guess I would be right then in thinking the BMS will hold a certain lndicated voltage  on the voltmeters  right till it shuts of power...  Hadnt taken that into account .Mmmmm
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: jclures on July 02, 2021, 08:58:46 PM
I think you might need something like this to give you a better idea on just how the battery is going.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/402824213701 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/402824213701)
or
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/274263230994?hash=item3fdb5cca12:g:G8gAAOSwvxBeRzlV
 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/274263230994?hash=item3fdb5cca12:g:G8gAAOSwvxBeRzlV)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on July 03, 2021, 08:42:30 AM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 06, 2021, 11:22:58 PM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on July 10, 2021, 12:22:36 PM
Jerrycan pig / cooker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoCSh9ZVQxg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoCSh9ZVQxg)   8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on July 10, 2021, 01:53:42 PM
She must be able to get jerries cheap!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on July 10, 2021, 02:31:35 PM
She must be able to get jerries cheap!

Surplus stores in the US make you drool
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on July 10, 2021, 02:49:42 PM
I'm sure they would :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: lloydus67 on July 10, 2021, 04:44:46 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210710/bd0cb8b3b20b97f8fdff90812a5d5818.jpg)

Me fishing

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210710/858156ac00aa2f2a8320719c022ba1e1.jpg)

Me catching a spotty mackerel

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210710/cf24201e5dfc0a88ca3ecd0ddd966551.jpg)

Tonight’s dinner


Sent from me
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on July 10, 2021, 04:48:24 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210710/bd0cb8b3b20b97f8fdff90812a5d5818.jpg)

Me fishing

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210710/858156ac00aa2f2a8320719c022ba1e1.jpg)

Me catching a spotty mackerel

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210710/cf24201e5dfc0a88ca3ecd0ddd966551.jpg)

Tonight’s dinner (https://emoji.tapatalk-cdn.com/emoji12.png)


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I don't know you, but I hate you  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on July 10, 2021, 04:51:21 PM
Jerrycan pig / cooker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoCSh9ZVQxg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoCSh9ZVQxg)   8)

Another one of those….they must have far too much time on their hands….videos.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on July 11, 2021, 09:51:00 PM
Having a weekend out with the wife doing what we both love, camping and wheeling. ;D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210711/59225cfdbd14a38e00071dbcbf8286ac.jpg)


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Spada on July 12, 2021, 04:55:51 AM
Did ya bend anything this time?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on July 12, 2021, 06:03:27 AM
Did ya bend anything this time?
Nothing bent, didn’t even get to test out the new winch. ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on July 12, 2021, 06:22:55 AM
Nice spot, Pete ;D

Where dat ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on July 12, 2021, 06:54:24 AM
Nice spot, Pete ;D

Where dat ???
The camp is at Amamoor.
The hill is the Armchair track in Imbil SF.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: 2Strokeit on July 12, 2021, 07:26:54 AM
I was going to say Kenilworth kountry, next street over.
Do you take turns up the challenges or alternate hills?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on July 12, 2021, 11:06:30 AM
Do you take turns up the challenges or alternate hills?
I usually drive the harder more technical stuff, but the wife still pushes me out of the drivers seat to get her share of driving time on a few challenges here and there.
It’s a bit harder when we’re driving tracks that we don’t know, but at the 4wd parks we usually take turns, both driving the same tracks, even the more technical ones.

But that’s really just for trips like this when only take the Sierra, she prefers to drive her Jeep as much as possible.
She says something about power steering, air conditioning and having a motor 3x the size of the Sierra…. ::)

As they say, the family that plays together stays together… ;D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210712/a789b5a165a28a50c45df6953ba53701.jpg)

No stopping this lady.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210712/0077348d4c0b9165fd521780e242be66.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 12, 2021, 03:36:52 PM
The camp is at Amamoor.
The hill is the Armchair track in Imbil SF.

The Mary Valley is a friggin lovely spot.
I'd live there, but its a bit out of my price range.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on July 12, 2021, 09:22:51 PM
For those that want a touch of O'l Skool Cool with a modrn look  these sunvisors would fit the bill .. made in Gympie apparently ..
https://www.facebook.com/100069264182454/videos/pcb.1871308513077201/503881840834653 (https://www.facebook.com/100069264182454/videos/pcb.1871308513077201/503881840834653)     8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on July 13, 2021, 07:30:42 AM
Sorry Edz, that link seems to be broken
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on July 13, 2021, 07:43:59 AM
Thought I must have gone to FB jail  ;D ;D   Found them https://www.facebook.com/Triple-SSS-Sunvisors-107047478268400 (https://www.facebook.com/Triple-SSS-Sunvisors-107047478268400) .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on July 13, 2021, 12:26:31 PM
More of an Hmmm ??? than a Smile (maybe we need an Hmmm ??? thread ;D)

Saw this earlier: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tedpop-world-s-first-pop-up-dual-expandable-tent (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tedpop-world-s-first-pop-up-dual-expandable-tent)

Blurb says you can sleep up to 5 people in it - 2 adults, 3 kids.

Question that occurs to me is the weight on the roof ???

Planning figures for weight is ~85 kg for a bloke, 70 for a lady & kids are ~40 each = 275 kg :-\

It says that the pod itself weighs 80 kg ::), so you're now at 355 kg, & by the time you add your roof rack itself, sleeping bags, clothes, toys etc, you're going to be pushing 400 kg on your roof!!! :o

I know the Terrorist is rated for only ~80 kg roof load, so I really wouldn't want to be loading 5 times that amount up there! :o

Or am I missing something obvious here ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on July 13, 2021, 12:50:57 PM
I read an article not too long ago about the loads/forces that modern vehicle roofs are designed to withstand.
The example given was for a ranger and they’re apparently engineered to withstand forces over 9,000kg. Obviously that’s for rollover safety, but still.

They also did some (rubbery) calcs on actual forces applied to the roof when traveling with the maximum 80kg load on the roof.
They came to a final figure of just under 600kg of peak force.

So as long as you use the correct mounting points and stay under vehicles stated load capacity when traveling you should be all good, the roof structure should hardly notice you and the family sleeping up there when you stop for the night. ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Mace on July 13, 2021, 01:37:33 PM


I know the Terrorist is rated for only ~80 kg roof load, so I really wouldn't want to be loading 5 times that amount up there! :o


Is that the load rating for the factory fitted cross bars?  Or is there other relevant info in the manual.

My Jeep manual tells me I  have a maximum  cross bar loading of 70 kg.  That would mean (to me) that I can put 140kg up there, spreading 70kg of load evenly between the 2 bars supplied.

Whenever I pickup 3m sleepers from Bunnings I put 2 on each side, close to the mounts.  No issues (yet...).

I would anticipate that if I put a stronger cross bar in I could carry more weight.  :cheers:

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: rags on July 13, 2021, 03:06:39 PM
While we are talking about car roof strengths and sun visors, a new Hyundai convertible has hit the roads,
 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-13/homemade-convertible-driver-pleads-guilty-traffic-offences/100288604 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-13/homemade-convertible-driver-pleads-guilty-traffic-offences/100288604)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 13, 2021, 03:49:46 PM
While we are talking about car roof strengths and sun visors, a new Hyundai convertible has hit the roads,
 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-13/homemade-convertible-driver-pleads-guilty-traffic-offences/100288604 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-13/homemade-convertible-driver-pleads-guilty-traffic-offences/100288604)
Good to see he put in the effort to get dressed up for court..... again LMAO
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on July 13, 2021, 04:40:14 PM
Good to see he put in the effort to get dressed up for court..... again LMAO

He did have his best thongs on.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 13, 2021, 04:50:36 PM
Quote from: plusnq
He did have his best thongs on.
Discount on double pluggers...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: DandyD on July 13, 2021, 05:32:09 PM
She must be able to get jerries cheap!

I’m just imagining the howls of pain when somebody picks it up by the handles.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: rags on July 13, 2021, 06:37:39 PM
Good to see he put in the effort to get dressed up for court..... again LMAO

Looks like he was wearing his best prison tee shirt
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 13, 2021, 08:29:01 PM
So they should.... $990 fine for releasing balloons in Victoria now.... I mean they have nothing more serious to worry about.

https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/balloons (https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/balloons)

Balloon releases and the law

From 1 July 2021, EPA will have increased powers to prevent harm to the environment from pollution and waste.

There are penalties for releasing balloons into the environment.

Under section 115 of the Environment Protection Act 2017, fines are:

    up to six penalty units ($991) for a person
    up to 30 penalty units ($4956) for a company.

For a series of balloon releases, and if taken to court, penalties are:

    up to 100 penalty units ($16,522) for a person
    up to 500 penalty units ($82,610) for a company.

If your activities, such as using helium balloons, pose a risk to the environment, you must take steps to minimise the risks.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: lukeycat on July 13, 2021, 08:33:16 PM
So they should.... $990 fine for releasing balloons in Victoria now.... I mean they have nothing more serious to worry about.

https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/balloons (https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/balloons)

Balloon releases and the law

From 1 July 2021, EPA will have increased powers to prevent harm to the environment from pollution and waste.

There are penalties for releasing balloons into the environment.

Under section 115 of the Environment Protection Act 2017, fines are:

    up to six penalty units ($991) for a person
    up to 30 penalty units ($4956) for a company.

For a series of balloon releases, and if taken to court, penalties are:

    up to 100 penalty units ($16,522) for a person
    up to 500 penalty units ($82,610) for a company.

If your activities, such as using helium balloons, pose a risk to the environment, you must take steps to minimise the risks.
Why balloons are fun lol (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210713/aab05effe807742f22d0ccba760f7528.jpg)


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on July 13, 2021, 11:17:04 PM
I think you might need something like this to give you a better idea on just how the battery is going.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/402824213701 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/402824213701)
or
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/274263230994?hash=item3fdb5cca12:g:G8gAAOSwvxBeRzlV
 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/274263230994?hash=item3fdb5cca12:g:G8gAAOSwvxBeRzlV)



Thanks JC ..
Decided to get two of these lithium compatable battery monitors ..On discount For  [ $30  EA  ] atm [ RRP $ 59 ]  from a mob in Brisbane, So virtualy get two for the price of one .. Puts a smile on the dial at those prices .   ;D  https://www.directsuspensions.com.au/products/ultimate-9-bluetooth-battery-monitor-lithium-batteries?variant=37944105304237&currency=AUD&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic&gclid=Cj0KCQjw0K-HBhDDARIsAFJ6UGgtA0gBHwfeRsGyclCqlQ72FzUiAdz7hmLp_qkQlClgmHKeCiAYuccaAp_HEALw_wcB (https://www.directsuspensions.com.au/products/ultimate-9-bluetooth-battery-monitor-lithium-batteries?variant=37944105304237&currency=AUD&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic&gclid=Cj0KCQjw0K-HBhDDARIsAFJ6UGgtA0gBHwfeRsGyclCqlQ72FzUiAdz7hmLp_qkQlClgmHKeCiAYuccaAp_HEALw_wcB)                        ....



     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T-41dv_x_0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T-41dv_x_0)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 14, 2021, 04:15:51 AM
So they should.... $990 fine for releasing balloons in Victoria now.... I mean they have nothing more serious to worry about.

https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/balloons (https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/balloons)

Balloon releases and the law

From 1 July 2021, EPA will have increased powers to prevent harm to the environment from pollution and waste.

There are penalties for releasing balloons into the environment.

Under section 115 of the Environment Protection Act 2017, fines are:

    up to six penalty units ($991) for a person
    up to 30 penalty units ($4956) for a company.

For a series of balloon releases, and if taken to court, penalties are:

    up to 100 penalty units ($16,522) for a person
    up to 500 penalty units ($82,610) for a company.

If your activities, such as using helium balloons, pose a risk to the environment, you must take steps to minimise the risks.

I've released way worse than balloons into the atmosphere. :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on July 14, 2021, 04:28:17 AM
I've released way worse than balloons into the atmosphere. :D

I don't doubt that mate
I've seen the state of your shorts  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on July 14, 2021, 07:27:04 AM

Under section 115 of the Environment Protection Act 2017, fines are:

    up to six penalty units ($991) for a person
    up to 30 penalty units ($4956) for a company.

For a series of balloon releases, and if taken to court, penalties are:

    up to 100 penalty units ($16,522) for a person
    up to 500 penalty units ($82,610) for a company.

Wonder how they go with the Annual Show (up here it's the Ekka, Sydney has the RNA Show at Easter - what do you have in Melbourne ???) when the skies are thick with lost balloons ???

Is it the 3 y.o. kids fault, or the Organising Committee ??? >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on July 14, 2021, 07:27:51 AM
I've seen the state of your shorts  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Know you've got me worried, Mark! :-X
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on July 14, 2021, 07:33:32 AM
Know you've got me worried, Mark! :-X

Hahahaha
I meant in photo's he's posted  :-[ :-[
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: 2Strokeit on July 14, 2021, 07:33:49 AM
Hot air balloon companys send up multiple party balloons every morning with led lights inside to gauge local wind speed and direction changes.
I guess they have to send up weather drones now.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: BaseCamp on July 14, 2021, 08:35:24 AM
So they should.... $990 fine for releasing balloons in Victoria now.... I mean they have nothing more serious to worry about.

https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/balloons (https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/balloons)

Balloon releases and the law

From 1 July 2021, EPA will have increased powers to prevent harm to the environment from pollution and waste.

There are penalties for releasing balloons into the environment.

Under section 115 of the Environment Protection Act 2017, fines are:

    up to six penalty units ($991) for a person
    up to 30 penalty units ($4956) for a company.

For a series of balloon releases, and if taken to court, penalties are:

    up to 100 penalty units ($16,522) for a person
    up to 500 penalty units ($82,610) for a company.

If your activities, such as using helium balloons, pose a risk to the environment, you must take steps to minimise the risks.
Yes - another example of pathetic "WOKE" Nanny-State Legislation...   (Driven by ignorance)..

FACT
Helium Balloon Releases
- Properly (fully) inflated latex balloons will rise up into the sky and then shatter into tiny pieces
- because of reduced atmospheric pressure and freezing altitude temperatures...
- Latex rubber balloons are a natural product from the sap of trees and are totally biodegradable ...  (The residual tiny pieces that fall back to Earth don't last long)....
- Helium is natural gas mined from underground wells...  - Totally non toxic and inert  ...

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 14, 2021, 10:26:45 AM
Interesting bloke
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-02/coffin-confessor-bill-edgar-reveals-secrets-of-dead-at-funerals/12619946 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-02/coffin-confessor-bill-edgar-reveals-secrets-of-dead-at-funerals/12619946)


Bill Edgar has, in his own words, "no respect for the living". Instead, his loyalty is to the newly departed clients who hire Mr Edgar — known as "the coffin confessor" — to carry out their wishes from beyond the grave.
Mr Edgar runs a business in which, for $10,000, he is engaged by people "knocking on death's door" to go to their funerals or gravesides and reveal the secrets they want their loved ones to know.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: lukeycat on July 14, 2021, 10:33:30 AM
Yes - another example of pathetic "WOKE" Nanny-State Legislation...   (Driven by ignorance)..

FACT
Helium Balloon Releases
- Properly (fully) inflated latex balloons will rise up into the sky and then shatter into tiny pieces
- because of reduced atmospheric pressure and freezing altitude temperatures...
- Latex rubber balloons are a natural product from the sap of trees and are totally biodegradable ...  (The residual tiny pieces that fall back to Earth don't last long)....
- Helium is natural gas mined from underground wells...  - Totally non toxic and inert  ...

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6 months to 4 years to decompose and in that time can be ingested by any number of mammals sea life. No different to chucking a piece of rubbish out a car window.

As an environmental scientist I have no issue with the ban, people get upset when people crap in the bush and don’t bury there waste toilet paper etc but these break down a hell of a lot quicker than latex rubber so it should be viewed no different we should be upset about it, It’s no good for the environment.


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on July 14, 2021, 10:38:08 AM
 ;D ;D 8) I bet he has wrinkled a few high and mighty types ..  Love it .. Been to more than a few funerals that would fit right into his line of work ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 14, 2021, 11:55:37 AM
Quote from: edz
;D ;D 8) I bet he has wrinkled a few high and mighty types ..  Love it .. Been to more than a few funerals that would fit right into his line of work ..
Imagine going to a bikie funeral and telling the boys everything this bloke wanted you too .... LOLOL 10k wouldnt be worth it...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on July 14, 2021, 12:08:52 PM
Imagine going to a bikie funeral and telling the boys everything this bloke wanted you too .... LOLOL 10k wouldnt be worth it...

$500 TV and Zoom…… ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 14, 2021, 12:12:20 PM
$500 TV and Zoom…… ;D ;D
+ vpn
:cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Rodt on July 14, 2021, 12:59:58 PM
So they should.... $990 fine for releasing balloons in Victoria now.... I mean they have nothing more serious to worry about.

https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/balloons (https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/balloons)

Balloon releases and the law

From 1 July 2021, EPA will have increased powers to prevent harm to the environment from pollution and waste.

There are penalties for releasing balloons into the environment.

Under section 115 of the Environment Protection Act 2017, fines are:

    up to six penalty units ($991) for a person
    up to 30 penalty units ($4956) for a company.

For a series of balloon releases, and if taken to court, penalties are:

    up to 100 penalty units ($16,522) for a person
    up to 500 penalty units ($82,610) for a company.

If your activities, such as using helium balloons, pose a risk to the environment, you must take steps to minimise the risks.

We release balloons in the air everytime before we initiate a blast. In this day of technology it is still the most effective way of determining the winds at the time. We do this to comply with our environmental conditions in regards to dust clouds etc.
Lucky our mine isn't in Vic
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on July 14, 2021, 03:24:22 PM
We release balloons in the air everytime before we initiate a blast. In this day of technology it is still the most effective way of determining the winds at the time. We do this to comply with our environmental conditions in regards to dust clouds etc.
Lucky our mine isn't in Vic

Have you tried wetting a finger and holding it up in the air ?   :angel: ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MDS69 on July 14, 2021, 04:48:10 PM
Have you tried wetting a finger and holding it up in the air ?   :angel: ;D

Or tearing off a few blades of grass and throwing them in the air. Both scientific methods I believe.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on July 14, 2021, 06:47:19 PM
Or tearing off a few blades of grass and throwing them in the air. Both scientific methods I believe.

Done that a few times while camping….still seem to get the smoky side of the fire …
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 14, 2021, 07:00:23 PM
Done that a few times while camping….still seem to get the smoky side of the fire …
has anyone ever figured out - doesnt matter where you move to around the fire, the smoke follows you/???
My trick is wait for someone else to move so it follows them... confuses the **** out fo the smoke :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on July 15, 2021, 11:13:10 AM
The need for a " SOLO " Trip away to clear the mind is starting to bite hard again ..
Not interested in tenting or swagging it and the Hilux tub is a bit short for me, Pulling the front passenger / rear seats out like I used to in the O'l Rocky isnt an option either ..So went looking at rear canopy tent setups ..But realy wanted a hard wall / shell type of thing ..
Then surfing the tube Found this     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5PuWXsilqk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5PuWXsilqk)   perfect ..........  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5VqZ95o6HY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5VqZ95o6HY)       8) ;D                                                           
Figuring to do a light ply base and use 10mm Coreflute velcro'd together to form the slideout extention /  water proof, super light weight, strong and easy to work with .. That way it can be diassembled and stored virtualy as a flatpack on the shelf at home  till needed again ..
Thought I'd share it ..  Might be a usefull idea for someone ..   
Pics : The O'l Rocket solo camp set up and the proposed slide out box on the hilux ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on July 15, 2021, 02:24:15 PM
Hi,
    Brilliant, it doesn't have to be "the best", it only needs to be "good enough to do the job".
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on July 21, 2021, 08:18:13 AM
Classic problem solving using ‘out of the box thinking’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeOZgz_FzYw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeOZgz_FzYw)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on July 21, 2021, 04:08:34 PM
New shotgun
Beretta DT11 Black(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210721/587d1c93c1f3e23f94c12e5fca2c8e64.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on July 22, 2021, 08:24:46 AM
Lunch at the Killarney Pub a couple of days ago.

Now that's how you make a BLT! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on July 22, 2021, 10:25:42 AM
Lunch at the Killarney Pub a couple of days ago.

Now that's how you make a BLT! ;D

Too much green stuff for my liking mate…..if I’m going to a pub, I’m not looking to eat healthy !!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on July 22, 2021, 04:44:21 PM
This guy showing the workings and intricasies of one of my All time favourite bands song .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-gF-tmblA8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-gF-tmblA8)    ... Brilliant ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Robbo on July 22, 2021, 05:45:17 PM
This guy showing the workings and intricasies of one of my All time favourite bands song .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-gF-tmblA8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-gF-tmblA8)    ... Brilliant ..
X2 edz, David Gilmour one of my favourite artists.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: DandyD on July 22, 2021, 06:05:16 PM
New shotgun
Beretta DT11 Black

Don’t you need to keep them locked up? Our local plod would have a fit.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on July 22, 2021, 06:12:34 PM
Don’t you need to keep them locked up? Our local plod would have a fit.

Hi Dandy
Yes they’re very strict here too
It’s a walk in safe
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on July 22, 2021, 07:57:11 PM
This guy showing the workings and intricasies of one of my All time favourite bands song .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-gF-tmblA8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-gF-tmblA8)    ... Brilliant ..

Thanks, Edz.
I have been a follower of Beato for quite some time and have always meant to have a bo peep at this.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 22, 2021, 08:13:21 PM
https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-vic-brighton+east-136797838 (https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-vic-brighton+east-136797838)

Tidy house.. 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom.. 10 cars..

Where do you store your car though?
(https://i2.au.reastatic.net/800x600-resize,extend,r=33,g=40,b=46/aff4a55c4045fe0fe513df3bea0223a6f62d7d2dfda4df47a2c01938bd5327c8/image.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on July 22, 2021, 09:01:37 PM
https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-vic-brighton+east-136797838 (https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-vic-brighton+east-136797838)

Tidy house.. 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom.. 10 cars..

Where do you store your car though?
(https://i2.au.reastatic.net/800x600-resize,extend,r=33,g=40,b=46/aff4a55c4045fe0fe513df3bea0223a6f62d7d2dfda4df47a2c01938bd5327c8/image.jpg)

What do you mean store the car…..in the garage I thought…there’s 2 to pick from.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: paceman on July 23, 2021, 07:53:06 AM
https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-vic-brighton+east-136797838 (https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-vic-brighton+east-136797838)

Tidy house.. 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom.. 10 cars..

Where do you store your car though?
(https://i2.au.reastatic.net/800x600-resize,extend,r=33,g=40,b=46/aff4a55c4045fe0fe513df3bea0223a6f62d7d2dfda4df47a2c01938bd5327c8/image.jpg)

look at the overhead of the whole block... the building that you enter from Churchill Street IS the garage...

https://www.realestate.com.au/news/brighton-east-neighbours-house-turned-into-sevencar-garage/ (https://www.realestate.com.au/news/brighton-east-neighbours-house-turned-into-sevencar-garage/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on July 23, 2021, 07:59:10 AM
Too much green stuff for my liking mate…..if I’m going to a pub, I’m not looking to eat healthy !!   ;D ;D

More than adequately compensated for by the ~10 rashers of bacon ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on July 23, 2021, 08:03:20 AM

Tidy house.. 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom.. 10 cars..

Where do you store your car though?

In the garage, together with your IronMan suits along the back wall ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 24, 2021, 07:09:04 PM
look at the overhead of the whole block... the building that you enter from Churchill Street IS the garage...

https://www.realestate.com.au/news/brighton-east-neighbours-house-turned-into-sevencar-garage/ (https://www.realestate.com.au/news/brighton-east-neighbours-house-turned-into-sevencar-garage/)
amazing aint it.. you'd never pick it from the street if you were drivin past, or lived next door to it LOLOL!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on July 24, 2021, 07:11:22 PM
From a loss sometimes comes something to remember

Green Fields - Rex Parris

Man Down: - With a heavy heart and regret the passing of  P41689 REX PARRIS Middlemore Hospital

A Soldier Died Today

He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Rasa,
Telling stories of the past.
 
Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his mates;
They were heroes, every one.
 
And 'tho sometimes to his neighbours
His tales became a joke,
All his mates listened quietly
For they knew of where he spoke.
 
But we'll hear his tales no longer,
For ol' Jack has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer
For an ANZAC died today.
 
He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.
 
He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing,
'Tho a soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.
 
The Media tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young,
But the passing of a soldier,
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.
 
Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some smoothie who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?
 
Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?
 
The politician's stipend
And the style in which they live,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that they give.
 
While the ordinary soldier,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.
 
It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.
 
Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever-waffling stand?

Or would you want a soldier
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common soldier,
Who would fight until the end?

He was a worthy soldier,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his likes again.

For when our countries are in conflict,
We find the ANZAC's part,
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honour
While he's here to enjoy the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage
At the ending of his days.

Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 27, 2021, 10:29:23 AM
The best way to see the Penguins.... no bus loads of rude tourists trying to barge their way through, also WARM and on a lounge

https://www.penguins.org.au/virtual/live-penguin-tv/ (https://www.penguins.org.au/virtual/live-penguin-tv/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 29, 2021, 05:05:11 AM
I spent some time with my Mum yesterday. ( every fortnight)

She's two weeks off turning 98.  :cup:

She has less grey hair than me....  ??? that's her natural hair colour..... no blue rinses for my Mum.  :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on July 29, 2021, 04:05:41 PM
The relief from the pain in my right knee  and leg after using one of these Jiggers, 30 speed percussion massage gun $50 from Fleabay,  two day delivery from " Sydney Australia " ..Now thats a record in itself worth a smile for a fleabay item ..
Figured yeah for $50 I'd give it ago ..Being on my feet usualy 10 hrs at a time at work stomping around in boots,  the old pins and their worn joints / muscles tend to get a bit tender . A couple of work overs with this thing and some ice packs has bought  the best painkiller free  relief so far ..  Right or wrong for the job I dont care, its working for me .:laugh:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on July 29, 2021, 04:08:55 PM
The relief from the pain in my right knee  and leg after using one of these Jiggers, 30 speed percussion massage gun $50 from Fleabay,  two day delivery from " Sydney Australia " ..Now thats a record in itself worth a smile for a fleabay item ..
Figured yeah for $50 I'd give it ago ..Being on my feet usualy 10 hrs at a time at work stomping around in boots,  the old pins and their worn joints / muscles tend to get a bit tender . A couple of work overs with this thing and some ice packs has bought  the best painkiller free  relief so far ..  Right or wrong for the job I dont care, its working for me .:laugh:

Got a link please?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on July 29, 2021, 04:10:30 PM
I spent some time with my Mum yesterday. ( every fortnight)

She's two weeks off turning 98.  :cup:

She has less grey hair than me....  ??? that's her natural hair colour..... no blue rinses for my Mum.  :D

Looks like she hasn't got too many arthritis problems if she can still cut your hair too...
Actually, she's looking pretty good for 98 as well..  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 29, 2021, 04:55:21 PM
Quote from: plusnq
Got a link please?
I think sexyland sells them too... just not for knees ;)

from the  sellers website  https://www.hyper-phoenix.com/ (https://www.hyper-phoenix.com/)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0263/1775/0356/files/silver-massage-gun-phoenix-a2-gif_800x.gif?v=1609208746)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on July 29, 2021, 05:40:26 PM
Lol . Thanks
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on July 29, 2021, 07:28:49 PM
Got from this guy https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/154235200237?hash=item23e92262ed:g:hWcAAOSwdDhdiep- (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/154235200237?hash=item23e92262ed:g:hWcAAOSwdDhdiep-)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on July 29, 2021, 07:33:25 PM
Thank you
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on July 29, 2021, 09:28:39 PM
I think sexyland sells them too... just not for knees ;)

from the  sellers website  https://www.hyper-phoenix.com/ (https://www.hyper-phoenix.com/)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0263/1775/0356/files/silver-massage-gun-phoenix-a2-gif_800x.gif?v=1609208746)

Geez, is that for pleasure or pain ??    :D :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Robbo on July 30, 2021, 03:57:41 AM
Got from this guy https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/154235200237?hash=item23e92262ed:g:hWcAAOSwdDhdiep- (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/154235200237?hash=item23e92262ed:g:hWcAAOSwdDhdiep-)
Hey edz, do you reckon this would be any good for stiff neck and shoulder relief or would it be too agresive? Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 30, 2021, 04:30:58 AM
Would be perfect to use to wake up Astrid.

Hold it a couple of mm away from her forehead and pull the trigger.

Or, i could hold it near her.... oh never, mind..... the forehead will do.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Robbo on July 30, 2021, 05:02:33 AM
Would be perfect to use to wake up Astrid.

Hold it a couple of mm away from her forehead and pull the trigger.

Or, i could hold it near her.... oh never, mind..... the forehead will do.
HaHa, you got a death wish Kev?

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on July 30, 2021, 08:30:50 AM
Hey edz, do you reckon this would be any good for stiff neck and shoulder relief or would it be too agresive? Cheers

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Hey Robbo, yeah probably, Like anything its probably only tempory relief and not a magic bullet repair, It has heaps of different speed settings, so you should find one that works for you .. that relief  would be welcome ..
 It wont give you the hit to the wallet that a physio visit would, But you dont get the expert medical knowledge either .. Thats my non medical diclaimer of it .. ;D
All I can say is from my own experience of it, got it yesterday used it four times over the course of day / night.. Been hobbling around like a 90 yro with a crook right knee [ muscle tear / sprain ? ]  chewing anti pain / inflamatories etc for a few months  ..
 Relief pain wise for me is about 80+%, to the point Im way more mobile, had a good  ache free comfortable sleep and actualy got up reasonable well with it  this morning, still feel the damged area to be mindfull of  and wear a support brace ..But way less pain than has been the normal for me .
Reckon the tester will be seeing how it goes at work tonight, Think I'll still chew a couple of tablets before work to hedge my bets though, just in case .         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aybUcUva0XY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aybUcUva0XY)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Robbo on July 30, 2021, 09:14:11 AM
Thank you for your informative reply Dr edz. Much appreciated.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on July 30, 2021, 10:56:23 AM
Bathurst race being deferred, opens up 5 days "  China Virus lockdowns interstate travellers allowed into QLD  " permitting ..
A much needed " SOLO "  trip to Fraser is in the offerings atm ..   :cup:
Now to get the sleeper box slide out orgyised .  :laugh:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: alnjan on July 30, 2021, 02:11:01 PM
Bathurst race being deferred, opens up 5 days "  China Virus lockdowns interstate travellers allowed into QLD  " permitting ..
A much needed " SOLO "  trip to Fraser is in the offerings atm ..   :cup:
Now to get the sleeper box slide out orgyised .  :laugh:

G'Day Edz,

bit off topic but with your sleeper box.   Have you seen Wedgetails latest offering and could you use the tail as an idea.   

https://www.wedgetailcampers.com.au/hawk (https://www.wedgetailcampers.com.au/hawk)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on July 31, 2021, 12:33:28 AM
Thanks Al, thats a rig and a bit of a set up Huh ..
Being a make do with whatever I can scrounge type tight arse , My thinking is it will cost bugger all  [ using up left over bibs n bobs  ], be a hardshell [ well as hard as coreflute can be ] to  keep the furry critters from nibbling the toes, Hopefully keep enough water out if the weather turns crap, be ultra lite and able to be almost flat packed for shelf storage when at home ..
Just so happens I found some 4mm coreflute sheets at work tonight, Might see if they can follow me home ..Good dose of spray adhesive to join some  together will give 8mm or 12mm thick  sheets to play with and be plenty strong for my needs ,,Only bummer is its black in colour but thats no real drama, if its free.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on July 31, 2021, 08:05:06 AM
Would white (or any other colour) Contact stick to it & last ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on July 31, 2021, 08:41:25 AM
Yep Fizz, Got a few cans of white spray paint collecting dust on the shelf that would do it .. If theres any air left in them  ;D
Easy enough to get  $2 shop cheapies that would do the job too.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on August 05, 2021, 02:39:37 PM
This guy ..    https://www.facebook.com/ClassicFM/videos/the-amazing-typewriter-concerto/1193100047702308/ (https://www.facebook.com/ClassicFM/videos/the-amazing-typewriter-concerto/1193100047702308/)       8) ;D
Title: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on August 05, 2021, 04:28:56 PM
Something funny on Facebook, unusual.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210805/8fd99d2ee43249b046a8572883ba957d.jpg)
And the associated, also enjoyable
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on August 07, 2021, 11:08:46 AM
& for those moments when you may be worried about your ground clearance ...

Have a look at his clearance against the drain pipe the other side of the roof - looking at it, we reckon he would have scraped the clearance bar coming in to the carpark ;D ::) :o
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 08, 2021, 12:16:02 PM
How simple it used to be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg2Op1lWbbw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg2Op1lWbbw)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: DandyD on August 08, 2021, 03:21:38 PM
How simple it used to be

That made me feel travel sick just watching it. Did the cameraman go on to make the Blair Witch Project?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on August 09, 2021, 05:44:17 AM
Episode 35 - Project Binky has been posted.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GBC on August 09, 2021, 06:20:22 AM
I was sent for a surprise week of fishing in Yeppoon by my awesome wife for my 50th. The Seq lockdown came into force while I was up there so after that I took another week off and went to Fraser on my own. I have never had it so peaceful and quiet in 30 years over there, then drove home last night on mostly empty roads. That made me smile. There is always an up side.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on August 10, 2021, 04:44:51 AM
Getting a Pm from someone asking had I slept in today.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on August 10, 2021, 07:17:36 AM
Had you ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on August 10, 2021, 07:24:55 AM
& moving it from News to Smile ...

Just dont drive into flooded rivers..

On that topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd2c1YVHn6Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd2c1YVHn6Y)

English village has a ford across a waterway where drivers can either chance it through the water, or take a 6km detour. This Youtuber films the antics.

Another article about it: https://jalopnik.com/a-water-crossing-in-the-uk-keeps-breaking-bmws-and-ot-1846959309 (https://jalopnik.com/a-water-crossing-in-the-uk-keeps-breaking-bmws-and-ot-1846959309)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on August 10, 2021, 07:42:18 AM
Had you ???

Nah, I'd been outta bed since 1.45am.  :'(

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on August 10, 2021, 08:21:08 AM
Nah, I'd been outta bed since 1.45am.  :'(

Foo
computer broke ?  :-*
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on August 10, 2021, 10:16:10 AM
computer broke ?  :-*

Nah me.  ;D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210810/66aea0c57a21803fa28f083568d5a4b1.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210810/645ab7767872d7f47baa4a5403b13988.jpg)

Foo

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 10, 2021, 10:39:06 AM
Quote from: Foo
Nah me.  ;D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210810/66aea0c57a21803fa28f083568d5a4b1.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210810/645ab7767872d7f47baa4a5403b13988.jpg)

farkles dude.. Your PC wouldnt work so you headbutted it but missed ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on August 10, 2021, 10:47:29 AM
Nah me.  ;D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210810/66aea0c57a21803fa28f083568d5a4b1.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210810/645ab7767872d7f47baa4a5403b13988.jpg)

Foo

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Black paste or mole scan?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on August 10, 2021, 10:49:27 AM
Nah , his missus back handed him  :angel:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on August 10, 2021, 11:21:42 AM
Nah , his missus back handed him  :angel:

Tried to cut his throat too by the look of it ??? ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on August 10, 2021, 01:18:05 PM
Black paste or mole scan?

Neither, a cancer cut out and a graft put on from my neck.  :(

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on August 10, 2021, 01:22:36 PM
Quote
farkles dude.. Your PC wouldnt work so you headbutted it but missed ???
Nah , his missus back handed him  :angel:
Tried to cut his throat too by the look of it ??? ???


 

:laugh: :laugh: You idiots!  ;D :cheers:

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on August 10, 2021, 02:50:16 PM
Tried to cut his throat too by the look of it ??? ???


 

 :laugh: :laugh: You idiots!  ;D :cheers:

Foo
And we're sober too  :-* :cheers: :-*
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 10, 2021, 02:58:54 PM
Quote from: Foo
Neither, a cancer cut out and a graft put on from my neck.  :(

farkles dude, that looks harsh.. remember it only hurts while the pains there. speaking from experience.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on August 10, 2021, 03:18:01 PM
farkles dude, that looks harsh.. remember it only hurts while the pains there. speaking from experience.

Yep but it's a pain trying to be a good boy and not do anything that will make me crack a sweat or raise the blood pressure, especially only getting by on 5hrs sleep since Saturday night.  ;D  >:D

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 10, 2021, 03:37:54 PM
Holy crap
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 11, 2021, 03:51:30 AM
Yep but it's a pain trying to be a good boy and not do anything that will make me crack a sweat or raise the blood pressure, especially only getting by on 5hrs sleep since Saturday night.  ;D  >:D

Foo

Do you have a bucket collar to stop you picking the scabs and stuff.

Not much fun for the others in house watching TV when you've got yellow gooey pus leaking out of a freshly picked scab.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on August 11, 2021, 04:12:57 AM
Do you have a bucket collar to stop you picking the scabs and stuff.

Not much fun for the others in house watching TV when you've got yellow gooey pus leaking out of a freshly picked scab.

Hahaha, I've trained my brain to not let me make that instant mistake, learnt very fast not to knock it.  :o :o

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 13, 2021, 01:44:39 PM
Didn't realize its Red Nose Day.. Haven't heard anything about it this year :( .

Great cause..
https://www.rednoseday.org.au/ (https://www.rednoseday.org.au/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 14, 2021, 11:58:09 AM
This made me smile.

This ol chick is 98 today..... how cool is that.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on August 14, 2021, 01:20:47 PM
This made me smile.

This ol chick is 98 today..... how cool is that.

Is that your mum mate ?

My mum is 93, presently very ill in a nursing home and looks like I won’t/can’t see her before she goes. And she is only 1 kilometre away.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 14, 2021, 03:22:14 PM
Is that your mum mate ?

My mum is 93, presently very ill in a nursing home and looks like I won’t/can’t see her before she goes. And she is only 1 kilometre away.

Yes mate, that's my Mum.  :cup:

Sorry to hear your Mum isn't doing so good.  :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: DandyD on August 15, 2021, 06:23:43 AM
Is that your mum mate ?

My mum is 93, presently very ill in a nursing home and looks like I won’t/can’t see her before she goes. And she is only 1 kilometre away.

That’s really tough mate.

I’ll keep my fingers crossed for her and you.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on August 15, 2021, 07:37:24 AM
She looks great, Jeeps. ;D

Set you a bit of a target! >:D

Sorry to hear your news as well, Gronk :'(

My Mum went a few years ago at 91 :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on August 15, 2021, 08:22:42 AM
Yes mate, that's my Mum.  :cup:

Definitely a resemblance there, Jeepers. :D

Sorry to hear, Gronk.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 15, 2021, 10:51:05 AM
Quote from: gronk
My mum is 93, presently very ill in a nursing home and looks like I won’t/can’t see her before she goes. And she is only 1 kilometre away.
Thats pretty Shit mate... :(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on August 15, 2021, 12:06:53 PM
Thats pretty Shit mate... :(

4 kids and when she is at deaths door, one of us only allowed to see her.  That’s covid rules for you..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 15, 2021, 12:10:50 PM
https://wwos.nine.com.au/cricket/cricket-streaker-lords-england-india-joe-root/26fe412c-5586-4aee-b2fd-9e31503e5b58 (https://wwos.nine.com.au/cricket/cricket-streaker-lords-england-india-joe-root/26fe412c-5586-4aee-b2fd-9e31503e5b58)


hows this pitch invader at the cricket.. wearin players uniform heads out on the ground LOL
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 15, 2021, 07:22:56 PM
Watchin mythbusters repeats..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGWmONHipVo&t=1s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGWmONHipVo&t=1s)

Gummybear and dog poo Rocket fuel :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXf9-2JM7lM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXf9-2JM7lM)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Rodt on August 16, 2021, 07:25:20 AM
4 kids and when she is at deaths door, one of us only allowed to see her.  That’s covid rules for you..

Sorry to hear Gronk. One of the sad realities of blanket lockdowns
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on August 17, 2021, 08:12:55 PM
Project Binky - Episode 36 :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: DandyD on August 18, 2021, 06:40:50 PM
Project Binky - Episode 36 :cup:

Ha! I noticed that last night, just before I was going up to bed. I got to bed half an hour later.

The big leak made me chuckle. The buffering right at the critical moment had me shouting at the telly.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on August 18, 2021, 09:19:03 PM
Ha! I noticed that last night, just before I was going up to bed. I got to bed half an hour later.

The big leak made me chuckle. The buffering right at the critical moment had me shouting at the telly.

Those guys know how to entertain. As you say, the buffering circle of doom was a nice touch ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on August 19, 2021, 07:18:13 AM
Looks like son #2 may have just got a job!!! :cup:

Happy Fizzie! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GBC on August 19, 2021, 07:44:05 AM
My evakool torpedo light died last trip :(

Ive had it for 20+ years on pretty much every trip I’ve done. It started life as a fluro, then I paid way too much to convert it to LED.

Anyway, after a couple of hours stuffing around yesterday testing every obscure thing in the light and plug for no result, I found a hot spot in the lead which was duly cut out and we are back in business - I did a little happy dance. It must have been crushed somewhere along the line.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 19, 2021, 10:41:37 PM
How good are Melbourne Storm..  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on August 20, 2021, 09:02:32 PM
How good are Melbourne Storm..  :cup:
One good thing every week
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on August 20, 2021, 11:58:49 PM
This stupidity.  ;D


https://www.facebook.com/1527248577336428/videos/355611952894437 (https://www.facebook.com/1527248577336428/videos/355611952894437)

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 21, 2021, 12:09:08 AM
This stupidity.  ;D


https://www.facebook.com/1527248577336428/videos/355611952894437 (https://www.facebook.com/1527248577336428/videos/355611952894437)

Foo
I smell insurance scam.... ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on August 21, 2021, 12:51:56 AM
I smell insurance scam.... ;)


Do they have that, over there?  ???

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 21, 2021, 04:44:45 AM

Do they have that, over there?  ???

Foo

No way.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on August 21, 2021, 07:48:02 AM
Looks like son #2 may have just got a job!!! :cup:

Thanks, fellas, but it didn't work out :'(

He's not quite 20 & light build (or to put it another way - skinny!).

He was referred to the job by his Jobs Agency (probably don't have to say anything more! >:() & it was at a stainless steel place. When he got there, the Boss took one look & asked if he thought he was going to be able to handle it, as it's constant heavy work? (Everybody else there is built like a weight-lifter!) Then also asked if he's got a fork-lift ticket - No! (He'd apparently told the Agency that the person would need to be strong & capable of lifting heavy weights & also specified the fork-lift ticket as essential ::))

Not a good start, but he hung in there for his one day trial, did everything that was asked of him & Boss was happy with him, but he decided that no, that's not for him.

Oh, & the 10-hour days (6 - 4, 5 days a week) were also a bit off-putting! :o

At least he picked up a free (paid for by Agency) hi-vis shirt & a pair of steel-caps out of it!

He also now knows not to look at jobs like this when they come up!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on August 21, 2021, 09:17:01 AM
Thanks, fellas, but it didn't work out :'(

He's not quite 20 & light build (or to put it another way - skinny!).

He was referred to the job by his Jobs Agency (probably don't have to say anything more! >:() & it was at a stainless steel place. When he got there, the Boss took one look & asked if he thought he was going to be able to handle it, as it's constant heavy work? (Everybody else there is built like a weight-lifter!) Then also asked if he's got a fork-lift ticket - No! (He'd apparently told the Agency that the person would need to be strong & capable of lifting heavy weights & also specified the fork-lift ticket as essential ::))

Not a good start, but he hung in there for his one day trial, did everything that was asked of him & Boss was happy with him, but he decided that no, that's not for him.

Oh, & the 10-hour days (6 - 4, 5 days a week) were also a bit off-putting! :o

At least he picked up a free (paid for by Agency) hi-vis shirt & a pair of steel-caps out of it!

He also now knows not to look at jobs like this when they come up!

Is he on the dole ?   This is just one of the little things wrong with the system. The agency sends you to a job ( even if it’s inappropriate for you )…you might struggle to do the job, but if YOU refuse the job, they can cut your dole because you refused work.
But it is hard to have a perfect system when a lot don’t want to work and the system doesn’t know who wants TO work ?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 21, 2021, 10:29:48 AM
Quote from: gronk
Is he on the dole ?  .
in Victoria, depending on the parents income your now responsible for kids now until they are 25 ... meaning no dole, no support in training courses, finding work - nothing

Quote
This is just one of the little things wrong with the system
Googolplex things wrong with the system
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: BC66 on August 21, 2021, 11:18:18 AM
Luckily in Qld it’s 21, but our lazy sob won’t even apply for the dole or even contribute to life in general. We only see him when it’s feeding time.


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on August 22, 2021, 02:55:51 PM
From Facebook.

Warning: explicit language. If you don’t like listening to the word F&@! Don’t open the link😇

 https://www.facebook.com/100005469496421/videos/359716115822149/ (https://www.facebook.com/100005469496421/videos/359716115822149/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on August 24, 2021, 12:34:20 PM
Just got this from a mate.

& remember, it's a joke!!! (sort of! >:D) ;D
_________________________________

An oldie, but a goodie, no matter which side of the fence you stand.

A thesis on the evolution of social and political thought in Australia.

For those who don't know about Australian history, here is a condensed version:

Australians originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters and gatherers. They lived on kangaroos on the plains during the summer and would then go to the coast and live on fish and mussels in the winter.

The two most important events in all Aussie history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel.  The wheel was invented to get man to the beer.

These were the foundation of modern Aussie civilisation and together were the catalyst for the splitting of Australians into two distinct sub-groups: 1. Liberals, and  2. Labour.

Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture.

Neither the glass bottle nor aluminium can were invented so while our early Aussies were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery.

That's how villages were formed.  Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night, while they were drinking beer.

This was the beginning of what is known as the Liberal movement

Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting, learned to live off the Liberals by showing up for the nightly BBQ's and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. 

This was the beginning of the Labour movement.

Some of these Labour men eventually evolved into women. They became known as pooftas.

Some noteworthy Labour achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that the Liberals provided.

Modern Laborites and Union leaders drink imported beer and they like their beef well done.

Sushi, tofu and French food are standard Labour fare.  Another interesting, evolutionary side note: most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men.

Most social workers, government workers - state and federal, personal injury lawyers, journalists (especially at The Age), ABC staff, and group therapists are Labourites.

Liberals drink domestic beer, mostly Carlton or XXXX.  They eat red meat (rare), and still provide for their women.

Liberals are police officers, engineers, corporate executives, athletes, members of the military, airline pilots, business owners, farmers, Doctors and Nurses and generally anyone who works productively.

Liberals who own companies, hire other Liberals who want to work for a living.

Labourites produce little or nothing.  They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. 

That is why most of the Labourites created the business of trying to get more for nothing - and usually plead for government money to fund their unproductive, parasitical activities.

Here ends today's lesson in Australian history.

It should be noted that a Labourite may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above before forwarding it.

A Liberal will simply laugh, and be so convinced of the absolute truth of history, that it will be forwarded immediately to other true believers and to more Labourites - just to piss them off.

And there you have it.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 28, 2021, 01:41:36 PM
from one of my 'its all a conspiracy' mates

A lot of the so called conspiracy theory’s have come to be true. The big one now is the AU military, uk, us and others have been meeting and are planning a strike all at the same time to the second to take control of the countries and kick out and change governments as all the so called leaders are all working together to change the world as we know it.
The change is to bring the world in line with China as the super power. Nobody wants that so I hope this one comes to be like a lot of the “other” theory’s

It been bought on by a pfizer whistle blower who leaked what’s actually in the vax… well what they have been calling a vax
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on August 28, 2021, 02:33:07 PM
Could actually get behind that one! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on August 28, 2021, 06:51:38 PM
from one of my 'its all a conspiracy' mates

A lot of the so called conspiracy theory’s have come to be true. The big one now is the AU military, uk, us and others have been meeting and are planning a strike all at the same time to the second to take control of the countries and kick out and change governments as all the so called leaders are all working together to change the world as we know it.
The change is to bring the world in line with China as the super power. Nobody wants that so I hope this one comes to be like a lot of the “other” theory’s

It been bought on by a pfizer whistle blower who leaked what’s actually in the vax… well what they have been calling a vax


You ought to enlighten him about The Umbrella Corporation... that'll do his head in even further.  >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 28, 2021, 07:03:33 PM
Quote from: Troopy_03
You ought to enlighten him about The Umbrella Corporation... that'll do his head in even further.  >:D
Im scared that there are people out there genuinely believing this Shit.... No way you can talk sense into them.. which means this is how life will be until these people die out in 50 yrs time...

reminds me of
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on August 28, 2021, 08:07:40 PM
You ought to enlighten him about The Umbrella Corporation... that'll do his head in even further.  >:D

Bugga you Troopy , I'm going to lay awake all night worrying now 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on August 28, 2021, 11:56:31 PM
More of a Laugh realy ..  So after nearly 9 months of my then brand new phone not being able to log into  Service NSW  at all using Covid QR check in code or any other way ..[  Only worked once at the very beginning when I got it ] .
Tried it at the shop this morning and Nup, then again this arvo and BINGO It just all of a sudden started working  .. Halleluya .. ;D ;D..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 30, 2021, 11:42:33 AM
Didnt even know they were doing this in Oz ****en, drones going to be zipping all over the joint in 5 years

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Wing’s drone delivery service hits 100,000 deliveries milestone

Wing details that Logan residents ordered almost 4,500 deliveries in the first week of August alone. This means that a Logan resident on average received a drone delivery nearly once every 30 seconds during Wing service hours.

https://www.inceptivemind.com/wing-drone-delivery-service-hits-100000-deliveries-milestone/20797/ (https://www.inceptivemind.com/wing-drone-delivery-service-hits-100000-deliveries-milestone/20797/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 30, 2021, 08:34:55 PM
Michael Caton on Australian Story... Age has caught up with him. :(

What an awesome series Aussie Story is.. and Love Michael Caton as an actor.


Iconic Australian actor Michael Caton lives life to the full and makes no apologies for it. But at 78 he is aware the clock is ticking.

In a candid interview, The Castle actor talks about the highs and lows of his career, the challenges of ageing and his lifelong friendship with fellow actor Jack Thompson.

Australian Story joins him on a road trip across NSW where he meets farmers lobbying against a coal seam gas project in the north-west.

For Caton, life is now imitating art, and nothing matters more than making an environmental difference during the time he has left.

https://www.abc.net.au/austory/home-straight/13515734 (https://www.abc.net.au/austory/home-straight/13515734)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Robbo on August 30, 2021, 09:10:51 PM
Yep, am also a Michael Caton fan. Loved the movie he did with Paul Hogan "Strange Bedfellows" and quite a few of his Docos. He just seems like he has been around forever. Great talent.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on August 30, 2021, 09:26:21 PM
Not bloody this for sure   >:( >:( I could have walked there quicker
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on August 31, 2021, 08:59:50 AM
Didnt even know they were doing this in Oz ****en, drones going to be zipping all over the joint in 5 years

Would be pretty handy for illicit goods delivery, too!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on August 31, 2021, 11:12:28 AM
https://www.facebook.com/JustinSwanstrom69/videos/978333056357211 (https://www.facebook.com/JustinSwanstrom69/videos/978333056357211)         This  ;D ;D 8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 31, 2021, 11:24:42 AM
Quote from: Steffo1
Would be pretty handy for illicit goods delivery, too!

hey time to buy a BB gun and have fun with the kids.... ;) ;) ;) Free feed and target practice...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on August 31, 2021, 11:36:25 AM
Didnt even know they were doing this in Oz ****en, drones going to be zipping all over the joint in 5 years


They use drones for deliveries in logan because its safer, less likely to lose a postie or courier driver to the zombie bogan gangs ...  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on August 31, 2021, 11:38:02 AM

They use drones for deliveries in logan because its safer, less likely to lose a postie or courier driver to the zombie bogan gangs ...  ;D ;D

Just one of the many uses for a drone in Logan, that I can think of 😂😂😂
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on August 31, 2021, 01:10:16 PM
A " Preditor " drone comes to mind ..  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on August 31, 2021, 01:22:00 PM
A " Preditor " drone comes to mind ..  ;D ;D ;D

You’re reading my mind edz
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Rodt on August 31, 2021, 03:38:17 PM
Just heard on the news that a brothel in SW Sydney was shutdown by Police.

Was full of customers and workers and they were shut down because
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 31, 2021, 03:55:50 PM
Crikey, slow down. Mordialloc's not Bathurst!
In the early hours of the morning this vehicle is alleged to have been clocked at 150km per hour in Mordialloc in an 80km zone by  Moorabbin Highway Patrol. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days and the driver will be summonsed to court. The owner will be shelling out $1038 to reclaim their prize possession. Thankfully no one was hurt.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on August 31, 2021, 04:51:49 PM
What better time. Not ...   ..Everyone in lockdown ..Probably trying to do a DIY Ken Block type video ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on August 31, 2021, 04:53:38 PM
Just heard on the news that a brothel in SW Sydney was shutdown by Police.

Was full of customers and workers and they were shut down because
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Thought it might have been, because they were asked to pay ..  ;).
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on August 31, 2021, 07:23:03 PM
Not bloody this for sure   >:( >:( I could have walked there quicker
At least yours has moved a few more times than mine.  It's still sitting in Dandy South, 15km further away from me than when it started, which was only 20 km away.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on August 31, 2021, 07:37:42 PM
Just to really piss you blokes off, placed an order on the 26th with a business in Lower Plenty Vic, arrived midday the 30th on my doorstep in Southern Adelaide SA. :D :D :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MDS69 on August 31, 2021, 08:30:38 PM
At least yours has moved a few more times than mine.  It's still sitting in Dandy South, 15km further away from me than when it started, which was only 20 km away.

I am rebuilding my front and rear brake calipers on my project car. 4 weeks ago I rang a brake specialist workshop and ordered over the phone 4 x bleed nipples and rubber dust caps and provided my address and credit card details. 2 weeks later I rang to see where they were, credit card hadn’t been charged. Lady said oh sorry I forgot I will do it now Another 2 weeks later being yesterday they still haven’t arrived and credit card still hasn’t been charged. They only need to come half a dozen suburbs across western Sydney.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on August 31, 2021, 08:51:38 PM
Just to really piss you blokes off, placed an order on the 26th with a business in Lower Plenty Vic, arrived midday the 30th on my doorstep in Southern Adelaide SA. :D :D :D
should have got your guy to drop mine off, Lower Plenty is 5 minutes away
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 01, 2021, 06:30:03 AM
Just to really piss you blokes off, placed an order on the 26th with a business in Lower Plenty Vic, arrived midday the 30th on my doorstep in Southern Adelaide SA. :D :D :D

Same here, no dramas at all.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on September 01, 2021, 08:33:34 AM
from one of my 'its all a conspiracy' mates

A lot of the so called conspiracy theory’s have come to be true. The big one now is the AU military, uk, us and others have been meeting and are planning a strike all at the same time to the second to take control of the countries and kick out and change governments as all the so called leaders are all working together to change the world as we know it.
The change is to bring the world in line with China as the super power. Nobody wants that so I hope this one comes to be like a lot of the “other” theory’s

It been bought on by a pfizer whistle blower who leaked what’s actually in the vax… well what they have been calling a vax


Here's another one for you mate.... Nanobots...

https://www.healtheuropa.eu/nanobots-in-medicine-nanomedicine/88829/ (https://www.healtheuropa.eu/nanobots-in-medicine-nanomedicine/88829/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on September 01, 2021, 10:32:14 AM
Here's another one for you mate.... Nanobots...

https://www.healtheuropa.eu/nanobots-in-medicine-nanomedicine/88829/ (https://www.healtheuropa.eu/nanobots-in-medicine-nanomedicine/88829/)

Fair while off before actual treatment could be ready, but promising.  Won’t be in my lifetime, but can see some big things happening in cancer treatments in the next 20 years..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 01, 2021, 10:34:46 AM
Quote from: gronk
but can see some big things happening in cancer treatments in the next 20 years..
Heres hoping... One of the old ladies here has been off for 6 mths battling it, and it sounds like its won.
I think everyone has had a family member with this Shit disease... add to that alzheimer's and parkinsons etc..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on September 01, 2021, 10:41:25 AM
There is always something new coming up to treat many cancers and diseases, it’s interesting that the press/media generally jump on these things fairly early but in reality they generally take eight to ten years to come to fruition.
There is now some indication that some neurological disease are precipitated from poor gut health and it is now an avenue of research.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on September 01, 2021, 11:45:44 AM
Heres hoping... One of the old ladies here has been off for 6 mths battling it, and it sounds like its won.
I think everyone has had a family member with this Shit disease... add to that alzheimer's and parkinsons etc..

I personally know someone who has been battling it since February and it has lost .. :cup:     so far …
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 01, 2021, 03:37:02 PM
There is nothing worse than a Doctor's Receptionist who insists you tell her what is wrong with you in a room full of other patients.
I know most of us have experienced this, and I love the way this guy handled it.
A 65-year-old man walked into a crowded waiting room and approached the desk.
The Receptionist said, 'Yes sir, what are you seeing the Doctor for today?'
'There's something wrong with my dick', he replied.
The receptionist became irritated and said, 'You shouldn't come into a crowded waiting room and say things like that. '
'Why not, you asked me what was wrong and I told you,' he said.
The Receptionist replied; 'Now you've caused some embarrassment in this room full of people. You should have said there is something wrong with your ear or something and discussed the problem further with the Doctor in private.'
The man replied, 'You shouldn't ask people questions in a roomful of strangers, if the answer could embarrass anyone. The man walked out, waited several minutes, and then re-entered.
The Receptionist smiled smugly and asked, 'Yes??'
'There's something wrong with my ear,' he stated.
The Receptionist nodded approvingly and smiled, knowing he had taken her advice.. 'And what is wrong with your ear, Sir?'
'I can't piss out of it,' he replied.
The waiting room erupted in laughter...
Mess with seniors, and you're going to lose.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on September 01, 2021, 03:42:25 PM
https://www.facebook.com/231393166881120/videos/521133085849651 (https://www.facebook.com/231393166881120/videos/521133085849651)    ;D ;D.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 01, 2021, 04:26:55 PM
https://www.facebook.com/231393166881120/videos/521133085849651 (https://www.facebook.com/231393166881120/videos/521133085849651)    ;D ;D.
That wins the internet
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on September 01, 2021, 05:10:24 PM
Update from AusPost

"We apologise for the holdup.

Delivery was expected by Monday 30 Aug 2021, but unexpected congestion in our network means your item will take a little longer to arrive.

If it hasn’t arrived by Monday 06 Sep 2021, please get in touch and we'll find out what's happened.

Thanks for bearing with us."

So 2 weeks to travel 15 km

They have only had 18 months to adjust to get increase in postage
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on September 01, 2021, 05:32:40 PM
Fair while off before actual treatment could be ready, but promising.  Won’t be in my lifetime, but can see some big things happening in cancer treatments in the next 20 years..

Yes, but for a conspiracy theorist, that is just gold... forget about being injected with microchips, it's nanobots instead.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 01, 2021, 07:07:46 PM
Update from AusPost

"We apologise for the holdup.

Delivery was expected by Monday 30 Aug 2021, but unexpected congestion in our network means your item will take a little longer to arrive.

If it hasn’t arrived by Monday 06 Sep 2021, please get in touch and we'll find out what's happened.

Thanks for bearing with us."

So 2 weeks to travel 15 km

They have only had 18 months to adjust to get increase in postage

I had one go interstate from memory 4-6 times going from Dandenong to Langwarrin - 22klm distance.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on September 01, 2021, 08:03:05 PM
Yes, but for a conspiracy theorist, that is just gold... forget about being injected with microchips, it's nanobots instead.

But, without 5G reception, what advantage will the nanobots  be ?   ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on September 02, 2021, 01:19:30 AM
But, without 5G reception, what advantage will the nanobots  be ?   ;D
Must be something in this 5G rumour. Wife and I had our second shot of AZ this morning and a few hours later all Telstra services went down in our town. They have just returned after we went to sleep for the last 4 hours :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 02, 2021, 03:07:19 AM
Update from AusPost

"We apologise for the holdup.

Delivery was expected by Monday 30 Aug 2021, but unexpected congestion in our network means your item will take a little longer to arrive.

If it hasn’t arrived by Monday 06 Sep 2021, please get in touch and we'll find out what's happened.

Thanks for bearing with us."

So 2 weeks to travel 15 km

They have only had 18 months to adjust to get increase in postage

I posted some stuff to a guy on Friday from Gatton @ 9am.
Arrived Monday lunchtime in Bundaberg.

I ordered stuff from Burleigh Heads Monday morning.
Arrived here yesterday at midday.

I posted a tail light to Clayton South in Vic yesterday 10am.
Arrival pending......
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Spada on September 02, 2021, 06:53:25 AM
They have only had 18 months to adjust to get increase in postage

Don't know if it the case in your instance, but quite a number of sites in NSW and some in Vic have had to close for deep cleaning and ALL staff from those facilities going into 14 day quarantine due to some positive cases. It's causing some significant logistical issues.

Edit - https://www.9news.com.au/national/australia-post-suspend-parcel-collections-from-ecommerce-retailers-for-three-days/2d0cf27e-6116-4feb-9e17-060252c10a4c (https://www.9news.com.au/national/australia-post-suspend-parcel-collections-from-ecommerce-retailers-for-three-days/2d0cf27e-6116-4feb-9e17-060252c10a4c)
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"Australia Post currently has 500 people in necessary self-isolation, placing increased pressure on our network, while we also manage flight restrictions, temporary facility closures, and parcel volumes as high as our Christmas peak period," an Australia Post spokesperson said in a statement.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 02, 2021, 12:21:18 PM
Pisstake: NSW reintroduces ‘Towards 2000’ numberplates to commemorate upcoming milestone

https://chaser.com.au/national/nsw-reintroduces-towards-2000-numberplates-to-commemorate-upcoming-milestone/ (https://chaser.com.au/national/nsw-reintroduces-towards-2000-numberplates-to-commemorate-upcoming-milestone/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: doc evil on September 02, 2021, 01:11:31 PM
Pisstake: NSW reintroduces ‘Towards 2000’ numberplates to commemorate upcoming milestone

https://chaser.com.au/national/nsw-reintroduces-towards-2000-numberplates-to-commemorate-upcoming-milestone/ (https://chaser.com.au/national/nsw-reintroduces-towards-2000-numberplates-to-commemorate-upcoming-milestone/)

 :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Rodt on September 02, 2021, 04:30:57 PM
Must be something in this 5G rumour. Wife and I had our second shot of AZ this morning and a few hours later all Telstra services went down in our town. They have just returned after we went to sleep for the last 4 hours :D

Yeah the system just needed to reboot  :cup:

Of course who knows as it is Nanango
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on September 04, 2021, 03:49:48 PM
Soooo you thought you knew the words to these songs you sang along too  ;D    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7my5baoCVv8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7my5baoCVv8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 04, 2021, 04:08:21 PM
Quote from: edz
Soooo you thought you knew the words to these songs you sang along too  ;D    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7my5baoCVv8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7my5baoCVv8)
Misheard Lyrics are always gold... one way to keep teh vicar away from the alter boys :D :cup: :cup:

Love Peter Kay shows... the classic accent

nutha good funny man is Lee Evans
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on September 04, 2021, 04:16:41 PM
I reckon the bloke that does " Rate my take away " Danny .  on youtube could almost double for him and do just as good a job ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on September 05, 2021, 07:21:25 AM
Happy Father's Day, Dads! ;D :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Spada on September 05, 2021, 01:37:23 PM
A daddy daughter weekend in the bush  ;D
Happy Fathers Day.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on September 05, 2021, 10:13:35 PM
This is wayyyyyyyy cooler than the Star Wars Death Star trench run ,,What an absolute " HOOT " this would be .. https://www.facebook.com/RedBull/videos/dario-costa-flies-through-2-of-istanbuls-%C3%A7atalca-tunnels/534873457583409/ (https://www.facebook.com/RedBull/videos/dario-costa-flies-through-2-of-istanbuls-%C3%A7atalca-tunnels/534873457583409/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Robbo on September 06, 2021, 06:00:45 PM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on September 06, 2021, 06:26:46 PM
..(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210906/972cabef5ad1d7ea73c25640be21e2ac.jpg)

Sent from my SM-J600G using Tapatalk

And to think how much it would have cost to get Enola Gay flying again ??
Just one run should have been enough !!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on September 06, 2021, 11:22:33 PM
Factory built https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Geo8TpqY0xc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Geo8TpqY0xc)  different.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on September 07, 2021, 10:35:10 AM
Yesssss please ..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbYdNyslMes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbYdNyslMes)   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 07, 2021, 02:44:48 PM
https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/council-bans-men-from-applying-for-street-sweeper-role/news-story/ff71ae4e0f174df9167d73f63f479bf4 (https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/council-bans-men-from-applying-for-street-sweeper-role/news-story/ff71ae4e0f174df9167d73f63f479bf4)

Jeffrey
55 minutes ago
Maybe they're also looking for someone who can make them sandwiches..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Raym on September 07, 2021, 03:29:15 PM
https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/council-bans-men-from-applying-for-street-sweeper-role/news-story/ff71ae4e0f174df9167d73f63f479bf4 (https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/council-bans-men-from-applying-for-street-sweeper-role/news-story/ff71ae4e0f174df9167d73f63f479bf4)

Jeffrey
55 minutes ago
Maybe they're also looking for someone who can make them sandwiches..


What do they do if males read the add & decide oops I now identify as one of those options. Would like to hear the discussions in HR as they process them.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 07, 2021, 04:49:41 PM
Quote from: Raym
What do they do if males read the add & decide oops I now identify as one of those options. Would like to hear the discussions in HR as they process them.

OR Identify as confused, then get the job - then change their mind again to be a bloke.... LOL
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on September 07, 2021, 05:02:53 PM
I heard this today,

I am fat
I identify as slim
I am translender
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on September 07, 2021, 05:09:22 PM
I heard this today,

I am fat
I identify as slim
I am translender

 ;D ;D ;D     I’ll have to try this one on my GP
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 07, 2021, 05:09:29 PM
I heard this today,

I am fat
I identify as slim
I am translender
(https://i.redd.it/ovawbr3osbm41.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 07, 2021, 05:20:04 PM
Police are appealing for witnesses to this horrifying accident at Main Street Castlederg

https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/phq47m/police_are_appealing_for_witnesses_to_this/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/phq47m/police_are_appealing_for_witnesses_to_this/)
Title: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: lloydus67 on September 07, 2021, 06:33:16 PM
https://www.facebook.com/231393166881120/videos/521133085849651 (https://www.facebook.com/231393166881120/videos/521133085849651)


Also this is probably the best book review I have ever read
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Sent from me
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 08, 2021, 10:21:49 AM
Parcel posted at 10am Monday in Rockhampton.
Here by 10am Wednesday morning.

Pretty good, seeing we're in woop woop.

I love Australia Post.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on September 09, 2021, 12:56:04 PM
 ;D ;D   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2teQCZ0OaA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2teQCZ0OaA)      ;D ;D 8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on September 09, 2021, 06:08:48 PM
Parcel posted at 10am Monday in Rockhampton.
Here by 10am Wednesday morning.

Pretty good, seeing were in woop woop.

I love Australia Post.
Posted 23 August.  Finally, arrived 9 September. Pretty good since it had to travel 15 k
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on September 09, 2021, 07:50:37 PM
Parcel posted at 10am Monday in Rockhampton.
Here by 10am Wednesday morning.

Pretty good, seeing were in woop woop.

I love Australia Post.

Bought a small thing on e bay Monday the 6th. Said it was in Melbourne. Got a msg Tuesday the 7th to say it was posted. Got it yesterday the 8th……in the morning ??
Got a msg yesterday afternoon to say it will be delivered today the 9th ??
Even if the package was in Sydney it can’t have got here that quick ??
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 10, 2021, 03:20:49 AM
Your name isn't Bird.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: nab on September 11, 2021, 12:14:59 AM
I bought from 2 different US sellers on 23rd august. One posted with FedEx, one with US Post (or similar) and each said should arrive around the 9th September. One arrived Tuesday 7th and the other Wednesday 8th, that made me smile. $40US postage each for small packages took away some of that smile…
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on September 11, 2021, 07:40:55 AM
$40US postage each for small packages took away some of that smile…

Yeah, their postage rates make Aus Post look pretty good!

I've looked at items before that would have cost AU$20, but they also quoted US$100+ postage! :o
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on September 11, 2021, 09:29:08 AM
Yeah, their postage rates make Aus Post look pretty good!

I've looked at items before that would have cost AU$20, but they also quoted US$100+ postage! :o

I bought a Fiskars axe yrs ago from Amazon US. Postage was less than $10 and it got here, from the east coast of USA in 4 days.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on September 11, 2021, 10:39:32 AM
I bought from 2 different US sellers on 23rd august. One posted with FedEx, one with US Post (or similar) and each said should arrive around the 9th September. One arrived Tuesday 7th and the other Wednesday 8th, that made me smile. $40US postage each for small packages took away some of that smile…

Not being political, but I think it was Trump that increased all the postal rates to make the usps profitable
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 11, 2021, 07:39:39 PM
Roosters :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: nab on September 12, 2021, 03:26:48 PM
The first guys website charged $40us each for “international shipping costs”, then at checkout another $39 on top for freight when I went to double check, so $119US postage for a box 1/4 the size of a shoe box!! Couple of emails later and all was sorted. Still pricey but that’s the price you pay for living down under. Most likely would have been a similar price buying locally but unavailable here.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 13, 2021, 04:49:30 AM
I've had the odd thing send over for the Fleetwood and found the cost pretty good and 7 to 10 days delivery seems about right.
Having said that, its been a few years too.

Covid may have changed costs for the worse.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on September 13, 2021, 01:04:41 PM
Last night's MotoGP! :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 15, 2021, 10:48:13 AM
The history timeline of Hard Drives lol... some of the sizes and prices lol.. old memories

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_hard_disk_drives#1980s,_the_transition_to_the_PC_era (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_hard_disk_drives#1980s,_the_transition_to_the_PC_era)

1956 – IBM 350A, shipment of prototype disk drive to Zellerbach, SF CA, USA
1957 – IBM 350, first production disk drive, 5 million characters (6-bit), equivalent to 3.75 megabytes.
1961 – IBM 1301 Disk Storage Unit introduced with one head per surface and aerodynamic flying heads, 28 million characters (6-bit) per module.
1961 – Bryant 4000 (Bryant Computer Products division of Ex-Cell-O) up to 205 MB on up to 26 29-inch diameter platters.[28]
1962 – IBM 1311 introduced removable disk packs containing 6 disks, storing 2 million characters per pack
1964 – IBM 2311 with 7.25 megabytes per disk pack
1964 – IBM 2310 removable cartridge disk drive with 1.02 MB on one disk
1965 – IBM 2314 with 11 disks and 29 MB per disk pack
1968 – Memorex is first to ship an IBM-plug-compatible disk drive
1970 – IBM 3330 Merlin, introduced error correction, 100 MB per disk pack
1973 – IBM 3340 Winchester introduced removable sealed disk packs that included head and arm assembly, 35 or 70 MB per pack
1974 - IBM 62GV Gulliver, introduced the Swinging Arm Actuator, adopted for all HDD in the 1980s.
1973 – CDC SMD announced and shipped, 40 MB disk pack
1976 – 1976 IBM 3350 "Madrid" – 317.5 megabytes, eight 14-inch disks, re-introduction of disk drive with fixed disk media
1979 – IBM 3370 introduced thin film heads, 571 MB, non-removable
1979 – IBM 0680 Piccolo – 64.5 megabytes, six 8-inch disks, first 8-inch HDD
1980 – The IBM 3380 was the world's first gigabyte-capacity disk drive. Two 1.26 GB, head disk assemblies (essentially two HDDs) were packaged in a cabinet the size of a refrigerator,[29] weighed 455 kg (1000 lb), and had a price tag of US$81,000 (Model B4) which is US$254,417 in present-day terms.[30]
1980 – Seagate releases the first 5.25-inch hard drive, the ST-506;[31] it had a 5-megabyte capacity, weighed 5 pounds (2.3 kilograms), and cost US$1,500[32]
1982 – HP 7935 404 megabyte, 7-platter hard drive for minicomputers, HP-IB bus, $27,000
1983 – RO351/RO352 first 31?2 inch drive released with capacity of 10 megabytes[33]
1986 – Standardization of SCSI
1988 – PrairieTek 220 – 20 megabytes, two 2.5-inch disks, first 2.5-inch HDD
1989 – Jimmy Zhu and H. Neal Bertram from UCSD proposed exchange decoupled granular microstructure for thin film disk storage media, still used today.
1990 – IBM 0681 "Redwing" – 857 megabytes, twelve 5.25-inch disks. First HDD with PRML Technology (Digital Read Channel with 'partial-response maximum-likelihood' algorithm).
1991 – IBM 0663 "Corsair" – 1,004 megabytes, eight 3.5-inch disks; first HDD using magnetoresistive heads
1991 – Integral Peripherals 1820 "Mustang" – 21.4 megabytes, one 1.8-inch disk, first 1.8-inch HDD[34]
1992 – HP Kittyhawk – 20 MB, first 1.3-inch hard-disk drive
1992 – Seagate ships the first 7,200-rpm hard drive, the Barracuda[34]
1993 – IBM 3390 model 9, the last Single Large Expensive Disk drive announced by IBM
1994 – IBM introduces Laser Textured Landing Zones (LZT)[35]
1996 – Seagate ships the first 10,000-rpm hard drive, the Cheetah[34]
1997 – IBM Deskstar 16GB "Titan" – 16,800 megabytes, five 3.5-inch disks; first (Giant Magnetoresistance) heads
1997 – Seagate introduces the first hard drive with fluid bearings[36]
1998 – UltraDMA/33 and ATAPI standardized
1999 – IBM releases the Microdrive in 170 MB and 340 MB capacities
2000 – Seagate ships the first 15,000-rpm hard drive, the Cheetah X15[34]
2002 – (Parallel) ATA breaks 137 GB (128 GiB) addressing space barrier
2002 – Seagate ships the first Serial ATA hard drives[37][38][34][39]
2003 – IBM sells disk drive division to Hitachi
2004 – MK2001MTN first 0.85-inch drive released by Toshiba with capacity of 2 gigabytes[34]
2005 – Serial ATA 3 Gbit/s standardized
2005 – Seagate introduces Tunnel MagnetoResistive Read Sensor (TMR) and Thermal Spacing Control
2005 – Introduction of faster SAS (Serial Attached SCSI)
2005 – First perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) HDD shipped: Toshiba 1.8-inch 40/80 GB[40]
2006 – First 200 GB 2.5-inch hard drive utilizing perpendicular recording (Toshiba)
2009 – Western Digital ships first HDD with dual stage piezoelectric actuator[41]
2010 – First hard drive manufactured by using the Advanced Format of 4,096?byte sectors instead of 512?byte sectors.[42]:Overview
2012 – TDK demonstrates 2 TB on a single 3.5-inch platter[43]
2012 – WDC acquires HGST operating it as a wholly owned subsidiary. WDC then provides rights to Toshiba,[44] allowing it to re-enter the 3.5-inch desktop hard disk drive market.[45]
2013 – HGST ships first modern[46] helium-filled hard disk drive; He6 with 6 TB on 7 platters[47] (announced in 2012).[48][49]
2013 – Seagate claims first to ship shingled magnetic recording (SMR) HDDs[50]
2021 – 20 TB HAMR drives were released in January 2021.[51]
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on September 15, 2021, 12:00:43 PM
I remember buying an 80MB hard drive for my laptop in the early-mid 1990's. Cost well over $1000. On a system running Windows 3.1 from memory.
We have come a long way.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on September 15, 2021, 12:20:32 PM
I remember buying an 80MB hard drive for my laptop in the early-mid 1990's. Cost well over $1000. On a system running Windows 3.1 from memory.
We have come a long way.

Yep, as of today Apple offer the IPhone 13 with a 1TB storage capacity, over $2k
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on September 15, 2021, 12:22:58 PM
I remember buying an 80MB hard drive for my laptop in the early-mid 1990's. Cost well over $1000. On a system running Windows 3.1 from memory.
We have come a long way.

I once stripped down a 10MB HDD that was 80cm X 80cm and about 1M high. It had a cooling fan that ran off 240V and the outlet was a perfect to fit inside some rectangle down pipe for a good outdoor leaf blower... Never did make the leaf blower though..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on September 15, 2021, 12:33:26 PM
My 1st x386 came with 1mb RAM, 20Mb HDD and 5 1/4 & 3 1/2 inch floppy drives. I upgraded the RAM to 4Mb at the cost of $100 per Mb! I don’t remember what ever happened to that device, probably gave it away when I moved to Brisbane to take up a role as an IT professional, which included a x486/75Mhz IBM Thinkpad (laptop) ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on September 16, 2021, 10:16:04 AM
My 1st x386 came with 1mb RAM, 20Mb HDD and 5 1/4 & 3 1/2 inch floppy drives. I upgraded the RAM to 4Mb at the cost of $100 per Mb! I don’t remember what ever happened to that device, probably gave it away when I moved to Brisbane to take up a role as an IT professional, which included a x486/75Mhz IBM Thinkpad (laptop) ;D

Maybe a 286, or a 120MB HDD?

I bought an Amiga 500 in 1991, for about $1,200. Then a couple of months later, decided to upgrade with a 110MB SCSI HDD, for around $500.00. This also required a SCRAM500 SCSI interface (about $500), which included a RAM expansion module, unpopulated. The SCRAM500 used Zigzag Inline Pin (ZIP) sockets for the RAM slots. So 4MB of ZIP RAM cost me another $400 odd. I couldn't afford the $600.00 for the 2X (or might have been 4X) CDROM reader (reader only). Modified the mother board a bit too, with a scapel and soldering iron, when it was only a month old..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on September 16, 2021, 11:30:17 AM
Got a grin out of this flick, sent via facebook ;D
 https://fb.watch/82lDd2TZa8/ (https://fb.watch/82lDd2TZa8/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 17, 2021, 09:29:48 AM
A councillor wrote on Facebook that locals had cornered a man who had reportedly brought a machete to the scene.

He wrote: “Yeah...you don’t mess with the people of Tower Hamlets.

“On a more serious note: Armed with machetes, this group has allegedly targeted innocent people in that area a few times. Locals decided to take matters into their own hands.

A man had his hand cut off after being attacked with his own machete by angry vigilantes, according to locals. (https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/other/man-has-hand-chopped-off-at-the-wrist-after-whitechapel-vigilantes-corner-him/ar-AAOqBkp) :D :D :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 17, 2021, 09:55:41 AM
even more :D :D :D



One less parasite to worry about :D  (https://www.3aw.com.au/man-fatally-stabbed-after-breaking-into-a-frankston-home/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Kangaron on September 17, 2021, 03:12:29 PM
Anti Racism Officer wanted by Darebin City Council.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on September 17, 2021, 04:02:40 PM
Only racist if a whitey was specified  :P
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 17, 2021, 05:01:37 PM
Quote from: Kangaron
Anti Racism Officer wanted by Darebin City Council.

Its been a topic on 3AW today LMAO
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on September 17, 2021, 08:29:37 PM
The thing that has made me smile..............

The forum getting along without all the bickering and belittling of people.
Im finding im reading more now than i was a short time ago.

The forum the way it should be.

 :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: alnjan on September 18, 2021, 11:07:31 AM
The thing that has made me smile..............

The forum getting along without all the bickering and belittling of people.
Im finding im reading more now than i was a short time ago.

The forum the way it should be.

 :cup:

Haven't noticed any difference
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 20, 2021, 12:53:12 PM
I went for the ultra sound on my liver this morning.

Now, to be fair, i didn't really know where my liver was.... or is.

I thought it was down pretty low.
I asked the male ultrasound guy, should i drop my drawers?
He asked why, then proceeded to show me where my liver is.  ;D

I stood there and said.... be buggered huh, then i winked and said, want me to drop 'em anyway. LOL  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Once we had the formalities out of the road, we hooked into it.

We were almost done, and dead set, I've got a need to fart.  :-[ BADLY.
Been farting heaps again lately..... real stinkers too.

I dead set near turned myself cross eyed holding it in.

When i left, the young girl just said..... you're right to go.....  ;D
Would've been only a metre out the door and let rip.
Don't know if they heard it, i just head down, bum up (so to speak) got the hell outta there.

Just have to wait now on my liver checks.....  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MDS69 on September 20, 2021, 07:31:05 PM
I went for the ultra sound on my liver this morning.

Now, to be fair, i didn't really know where my liver was.... or is.

I thought it was down pretty low.
I asked the male ultrasound guy, should i drop my drawers?
He asked why, then proceeded to show me where my liver is.  ;D

I stood there and said.... be buggered huh, then i winked and said, want me to drop 'em anyway. LOL  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Once we had the formalities out of the road, we hooked into it.

We were almost done, and dead set, I've got a need to fart.  :-[ BADLY.
Been farting heaps again lately..... real stinkers too.

I dead set near turned myself cross eyed holding it in.

When i left, the young girl just said..... you're right to go.....  ;D
Would've been only a metre out the door and let rip.
Don't know if they heard it, i just head down, bum up (so to speak) got the hell outta there.

Just have to wait now on my liver checks.....  :cup:

You don’t want bad breath now do you.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/human-body/holding-in-a-fart-means-you-might-breathe-it-out-your-mouth/news-story/f6c1a735233946a1303e59724711f9a0
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 20, 2021, 07:43:07 PM
You don’t want bad breath now do you.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/human-body/holding-in-a-fart-means-you-might-breathe-it-out-your-mouth/news-story/f6c1a735233946a1303e59724711f9a0
Sounds like Shit to me .... :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on September 20, 2021, 09:43:37 PM
Sounds like Shit to me .... :D
Well we all know he's full of it  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on September 20, 2021, 09:51:37 PM
While I don't condone violent demonstrations I'll bet Setka was Shitting himself this afternoon when he was on the end of the sort of thuggery he's dished out over the last 30 years.

https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/politics/victorian-government-to-announce-twoweek-lockdown-of-construction-industry-after-protests/news-story/8394dbf36642008c2836e33ba16c4711 (https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/politics/victorian-government-to-announce-twoweek-lockdown-of-construction-industry-after-protests/news-story/8394dbf36642008c2836e33ba16c4711)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on September 21, 2021, 09:42:19 AM
While I don't condone violent demonstrations I'll bet Setka was Shitting himself this afternoon when he was on the end of the sort of thuggery he's dished out over the last 30 years.

https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/politics/victorian-government-to-announce-twoweek-lockdown-of-construction-industry-after-protests/news-story/8394dbf36642008c2836e33ba16c4711 (https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/politics/victorian-government-to-announce-twoweek-lockdown-of-construction-industry-after-protests/news-story/8394dbf36642008c2836e33ba16c4711)

What made me smile was the number of hooded people of younger generation in the crowd... I bet they didn't have a union card...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on September 21, 2021, 10:28:09 AM
What made me smile was the number of hooded people of younger generation in the crowd... I bet they didn't have a union card...


was a union member all my life….came with the job….but I never had a union “card” ? Did have a membership number though.

I was a coal miner, and we had some real ding dong battles with companies over the years, but never to my knowledge thuggery. We also merged with the CFMEU in later yrs but we didn’t get involved in other “battles”.

A lot of people don’t understand the idea behind the need for a union, and only see the beat up stories of the “bad” side.

But I like what happened in Melbourne yesterday….the rent a crowd did so well they shut down the construction industry……and most of the crowd don’t care because they don’t work in the industry.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 21, 2021, 10:28:44 AM
union members ... happy to stand out in the rain and protest ... but when it rains at work they go home and put their feet up
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on September 21, 2021, 12:29:03 PM
union members ... happy to stand out in the rain and protest ... but when it rains at work they go home and put their feet up

Yep, and when it hits 34c they knock off work to go to the beach
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 21, 2021, 12:35:41 PM
........
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on September 21, 2021, 01:17:40 PM
........

Profound....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on September 21, 2021, 01:38:57 PM
Ahhh Lockdown again ... .... Just need someone to change the lyrics of this to suit  all aspects of Lockdown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqDGL-KWiOY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqDGL-KWiOY)  ... ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on September 21, 2021, 02:07:09 PM


was a union member all my life….came with the job….but I never had a union “card” ? Did have a membership number though.

I was a coal miner, and we had some real ding dong battles with companies over the years, but never to my knowledge thuggery. We also merged with the CFMEU in later yrs but we didn’t get involved in other “battles”.

A lot of people don’t understand the idea behind the need for a union, and only see the beat up stories of the “bad” side.

But I like what happened in Melbourne yesterday….the rent a crowd did so well they shut down the construction industry……and most of the crowd don’t care because they don’t work in the industry.

I totally agree. That crowd contained quite a few "activists" working on their own agenda. And it had nothing to do with the union members and their concerns. But as usual, it made a good news story for the press, and swallowed unchewed by the gullible public, who just saw it as "bloody unions".

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on September 21, 2021, 02:07:58 PM
Yep, and when it hits 34c they knock off work to go to the beach

Geez, I want to be a member of your union... hahaha...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on September 21, 2021, 02:09:17 PM
union members ... happy to stand out in the rain and protest ... but when it rains at work they go home and put their feet up

Not worth a reply.....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on September 21, 2021, 02:13:31 PM
Yep, and when it hits 34c they knock off work to go to the beach

Got a mate who works in construction and I think it’s actually 38 or more.

Sounds OK to me !!    ;D

As for rain…. I’m trying to think of anyone who works in the rain ??
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 21, 2021, 02:28:43 PM
Not worth a reply.....

But ya did anyway. LOL
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on September 21, 2021, 02:30:21 PM
But ya did anyway. LOL

Haha, I thought the same thing after I umm replied...  ;D

Edit: Actually I did start typing a reply... but deleted it... probably would have got me banned for a few days LOL
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 21, 2021, 02:45:10 PM
Quote from: gronk
As for rain…. I’m trying to think of anyone who works in the rain ??
Truck drivers, Road workers, Office workers, the list goes on and on...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 21, 2021, 02:52:36 PM
mobile speed humps :D

https://www.facebook.com/therealrukshan/videos/572417687290324/ (https://www.facebook.com/therealrukshan/videos/572417687290324/)


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Have to walk home when you've only been drinking JD&Coke premix all day, and can't remember where you left the Ranger/Hilux

Block both ends and make them exit off the top

These people don’t even know how to protest 😂😂😂😂 who walks for three hours heading no where? Amateurs. Clear they have never been to one before.

Protesters enjoy the next few weeks walking around Melbourne
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on September 21, 2021, 03:23:33 PM
Truck drivers, Road workers, Office workers, the list goes on and on...

Not to mention the '1 in 100 year event' weather stooges.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Spada on September 21, 2021, 03:30:49 PM
As for rain…. I’m trying to think of anyone who works in the rain ??

Postman does  :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on September 21, 2021, 04:16:03 PM
Truck drivers, Road workers, Office workers, the list goes on and on...

You missed the bit ..”in” …the rain.

When’s the last time you saw a road worker in the rain ??  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on September 21, 2021, 04:19:56 PM
Postman does  :'(

Who ??   They don’t even work every day ….but yeh, there’s one that does.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on September 21, 2021, 04:36:47 PM
A man sees a sign in front of a house: “Talking Dog for Sale.”

He rings the bell and the owner tells him that the dog is in the backyard.
The guy goes into the backyard and sees a black mutt just sitting there.

“You talk?” he asks.

“Of course,” the dog replies.

“So what’s your story?”

The dog looks up and says, “Well, I discovered my gift of talking quite young and I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA about my gift, and in no time they had me jetting from country to country, sitting with spies and world leaders in rooms because no one thought a dog was eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies eight years running.

The jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I was not getting any younger and I wanted to settle down. So I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security work, mostly wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. There I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals. Had a wife, a mess of puppies, and now I’m just retired.”

The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner how much he wants for the dog.

The owner says, “Ten dollars.”

The guy says, “This dog is amazing. Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?”

“Because he’s a liar. He didn’t do any of that stuff!”
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 21, 2021, 04:52:25 PM
Quote from: gronk
You missed the bit ..”in” …the rain.

Someone has to tarp up that load and remove the tarp and unload the truck.

Quote
When’s the last time you saw a road worker in the rain ??  ;D
The train crossing works going on in Victoria and when they have planned freeway closures..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: OldPaj on September 21, 2021, 08:12:14 PM
There have been elements in Vic trying to get rid of John Setka for some time. This was quite clearly another try. While the CFMMEU has pushed a lot of money into Vic labor over the years, John is not one of Dictator Dan's favourite people, and he would like to see the end of him.

Dictator Dan is a master political manipulator, Vic lockdown is not based on science, it has and always was, based onto politics. Why else lockdown non ALP seats and leave ALP seats alone until they are forced to act by adverse publicity (Mornington Peninsula vs Geelong). No other reason why, like many other matters he (note not his government) refuse to release any of the health advice what so ever.

It would not surprise me in the slightest if these protesters were supplied and backed by Dictator Dan's media team.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on September 22, 2021, 01:00:59 AM
mobile speed humps :D

https://www.facebook.com/therealrukshan/videos/572417687290324/ (https://www.facebook.com/therealrukshan/videos/572417687290324/)


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Have to walk home when you've only been drinking JD&Coke premix all day, and can't remember where you left the Ranger/Hilux

Block both ends and make them exit off the top

These people don’t even know how to protest 😂😂😂😂 who walks for three hours heading no where? Amateurs. Clear they have never been to one before.

Protesters enjoy the next few weeks walking around Melbourne

Sorry, us non-faceShite users can't view it...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on September 22, 2021, 08:45:25 AM
Sorry, us non-faceShite users can't view it...

You ARE allowed to step into the 21st century. Even if it’s just to view the odd thing posted up !!  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on September 22, 2021, 09:44:40 AM
Sorry, us non-faceShite users can't view it...

Here’s another one from the same source that you may, or may not be able to view. 🤪

 https://www.theshovel.com.au/2021/09/21/the-melbourne-protesters-have-released-their-demands/?fbclid=IwAR1dpexrj2wkAVnEi9Jv9enAvx8XU6GWj8pc3DgFZwPekZolbRUCEsBFLt4 (https://www.theshovel.com.au/2021/09/21/the-melbourne-protesters-have-released-their-demands/?fbclid=IwAR1dpexrj2wkAVnEi9Jv9enAvx8XU6GWj8pc3DgFZwPekZolbRUCEsBFLt4)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 22, 2021, 09:49:28 AM
and just like that .... no more protests on the news
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on September 22, 2021, 12:19:37 PM
You ARE allowed to step into the 21st century. Even if it’s just to view the odd thing posted up !!  ;D

I prefer not to have anything to do with it mate.. You can still view some things there, but they must put a view time limit on some stuff. The vid in question being one of them. Incidentally, I was a member of FB back in the early days when it first came out in Aus (2005?) but it has gotten so convoluted these days that I just prefer to keep away from it.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on September 22, 2021, 12:39:32 PM
Bush inginuity ..broken axle housing on the Gibb river rd .. drove it all the wack to Derby apparently ..   :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on September 23, 2021, 07:32:38 AM
Got this from a mate, & I think it's a joke ??? >:D
_______________________________________________

 The Royal Australian Navy is proud to announce its new fleet of ANZAC destroyers.

Having initially named the first two ships HMAS Daring and HMAS Dauntless, the Naming Committee has, after intensive pressure from Canberra, renamed them HMAS Cautious and HMAS Prudence. The next five ships are to be HMAS Empathy, HMAS Circumspect, HMAS Nervous, HMAS Timorous and HMAS Apologist.

Costing $850 million each, they comply with the very latest employment, equality, health & safety and human rights laws.

The Royal Australian Navy fully expects any future enemy to be jolly decent and to comply with the same high standards of behaviour.

The new user-friendly crow's nest has excellent wheelchair access.

Live ammunition has been replaced with paint balls to reduce the risk of anyone getting hurt and to cut down on the number of compensation claims. Stress counsellors and lawyers will be on board, as will a full sympathetic industrial tribunal.

The crew will be 50/50 men and women, and will contain the correct balance of race, gender, sexuality and disability. Sailors will only work a maximum of 37hrs per week as per Canberra Rules on Working Hours, even in wartime.

All the vessels are equipped with a maternity ward, a crèche and a gay disco.

Tobacco will be banned throughout the ship, but recreational cannabis will be allowed in wardrooms and messes.

The Royal Australian Navy is eager to shed its traditional reputation for; "Rum, sodomy and the lash"; so out has gone the rum ration, replaced by sparkling water. Sodomy remains, now extended to include all ratings under 18. The lash will still be available on request.

Saluting of officers is now considered elitist and has been replaced by "Hello Sailor".

All information on notice boards will be in 37 different languages and Braille.

Crew members will now no longer have to ask permission to grow beards and/or moustaches.
This applies equally to female crew.

Navy Office is inviting suggestions for a "non-specific" flag because the White Ensign may offend
minorities. The Australian Flag must never be seen.

The newly re-named HMAS Cautious will be commissioned shortly by Captain Hook from the
Cabramatta Park Mosque, who will break a petrol bomb over the hull. She will gently slide into the sea as the Royal Australian Navy Band plays "In the Navy" by the Village People.

Her first deployment will be to escort boatloads of illegal immigrants to ports on Australia's West Coast.

The Prime Minister said, "Our ships reflect the very latest in modern thinking and they will always be able to comply with any new legislation from Canberra.”

His final words were, "We come from a Land down under."
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Robbo on September 23, 2021, 08:00:19 AM
That's Brilliant Fizzie.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 23, 2021, 10:47:21 AM
World First: Hybrid-Drive Caravan System
https://www.gorv.com.au/world-first-hybrid-drive-caravan-system/ (https://www.gorv.com.au/world-first-hybrid-drive-caravan-system/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on September 23, 2021, 11:25:56 AM
Got this from a mate, & I think it's a joke ??? >:D
_______________________________________________

 The Royal Australian Navy is proud to announce its new fleet of ANZAC destroyers.

Having initially named the first two ships HMAS Daring and HMAS Dauntless, the Naming Committee has, after intensive pressure from Canberra, renamed them HMAS Cautious and HMAS Prudence. The next five ships are to be HMAS Empathy, HMAS Circumspect, HMAS Nervous, HMAS Timorous and HMAS Apologist.

Costing $850 million each, they comply with the very latest employment, equality, health & safety and human rights laws.

The Royal Australian Navy fully expects any future enemy to be jolly decent and to comply with the same high standards of behaviour.

The new user-friendly crow's nest has excellent wheelchair access.

Live ammunition has been replaced with paint balls to reduce the risk of anyone getting hurt and to cut down on the number of compensation claims. Stress counsellors and lawyers will be on board, as will a full sympathetic industrial tribunal.

The crew will be 50/50 men and women, and will contain the correct balance of race, gender, sexuality and disability. Sailors will only work a maximum of 37hrs per week as per Canberra Rules on Working Hours, even in wartime.

All the vessels are equipped with a maternity ward, a crèche and a gay disco.

Tobacco will be banned throughout the ship, but recreational cannabis will be allowed in wardrooms and messes.

The Royal Australian Navy is eager to shed its traditional reputation for; "Rum, sodomy and the lash"; so out has gone the rum ration, replaced by sparkling water. Sodomy remains, now extended to include all ratings under 18. The lash will still be available on request.

Saluting of officers is now considered elitist and has been replaced by "Hello Sailor".

All information on notice boards will be in 37 different languages and Braille.

Crew members will now no longer have to ask permission to grow beards and/or moustaches.
This applies equally to female crew.

Navy Office is inviting suggestions for a "non-specific" flag because the White Ensign may offend
minorities. The Australian Flag must never be seen.

The newly re-named HMAS Cautious will be commissioned shortly by Captain Hook from the
Cabramatta Park Mosque, who will break a petrol bomb over the hull. She will gently slide into the sea as the Royal Australian Navy Band plays "In the Navy" by the Village People.

Her first deployment will be to escort boatloads of illegal immigrants to ports on Australia's West Coast.

The Prime Minister said, "Our ships reflect the very latest in modern thinking and they will always be able to comply with any new legislation from Canberra.”

His final words were, "We come from a Land down under."

So S.O.P. then......  >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on September 23, 2021, 11:56:49 AM
World First: Hybrid-Drive Caravan System
https://www.gorv.com.au/world-first-hybrid-drive-caravan-system/ (https://www.gorv.com.au/world-first-hybrid-drive-caravan-system/)
Sounds interesting.🤔
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 23, 2021, 01:29:51 PM
Quote from: bmwfreak
Sounds stupidly expensive.🤔
fixed :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: D4D on September 23, 2021, 08:01:10 PM
Finding this chocolate made my smile today. Think liquorice covered in Cadbury chocolate. I may have finished the whole block >:D

(https://www.bigw.com.au/medias/sys_master/images/images/h76/hb7/15198841864222.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on September 23, 2021, 08:16:59 PM
I got a block of this for Father’s Day off the grandkids…..AND  some liquorice all sorts, and some batch37 fresh liquorice..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jimbags on September 24, 2021, 10:43:50 AM
World First: Hybrid-Drive Caravan System
https://www.gorv.com.au/world-first-hybrid-drive-caravan-system/ (https://www.gorv.com.au/world-first-hybrid-drive-caravan-system/)

I thought about something similar for a camper trailer would be good in off-road situations to help get through off-road obstacles.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: doc evil on September 24, 2021, 11:40:04 AM
Finding this chocolate made my smile today. Think liquorice covered in Cadbury chocolate. I may have finished the whole block >:D

(https://www.bigw.com.au/medias/sys_master/images/images/h76/hb7/15198841864222.jpg)

(https://www.bigw.com.au/medias/sys_master/images/images/h74/h90/17537121288222.jpg)

they need to bring out a box of the liquorice soft centre...........OMG..........
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 24, 2021, 01:27:01 PM
strange last photo in a car ad...
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/endeavour-hills/cars-vans-utes/mitsubishi-lancer-2001/1281768861 (https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/endeavour-hills/cars-vans-utes/mitsubishi-lancer-2001/1281768861)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on September 24, 2021, 02:22:09 PM
strange last photo in a car ad...
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/endeavour-hills/cars-vans-utes/mitsubishi-lancer-2001/1281768861 (https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/endeavour-hills/cars-vans-utes/mitsubishi-lancer-2001/1281768861)

A deal Spicer :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on September 24, 2021, 10:36:16 PM
 ;D ;D
1st Bunnings bbq back after lockdown  :cup:

Time to  once again fund raise for Variety,the children's charity @ Bunnings Grafton  :cup:

Bring it on tomorrow  8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on September 25, 2021, 08:00:18 AM
strange last photo in a car ad...

& he even makes reference to it ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 25, 2021, 11:44:21 AM
HAHHHAHHHAHAHAH
https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/animals/bronx-zoo-onlookers-shocked-by-gorilla-sex-show/news-story/8e1f0c1d449f08f1e1bb4e91faa765fe (https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/animals/bronx-zoo-onlookers-shocked-by-gorilla-sex-show/news-story/8e1f0c1d449f08f1e1bb4e91faa765fe)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on September 25, 2021, 11:58:18 AM
I’m not even going to ask how you came across that 😂😂🤦???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 25, 2021, 12:11:54 PM
I’m not even going to ask how you came across that 😂😂🤦???
front page of the news website.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on September 25, 2021, 03:34:06 PM
In fact, many species engage in sex for pleasure. Bonobos — also known as hippie apes — have infamously kinky sex lives.

I can think of another species !!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on September 26, 2021, 05:23:42 PM
This came up on one of my feeds. Bird, you should enjoy these POV’s :D I know I did!!
 https://fb.watch/8fSgFlsTsi/ (https://fb.watch/8fSgFlsTsi/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on September 26, 2021, 08:03:52 PM
This came up on one of my feeds. Bird, you should enjoy these POV’s :D I know I did!!
 https://fb.watch/8fSgFlsTsi/ (https://fb.watch/8fSgFlsTsi/)
Behind firewall!
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on September 26, 2021, 08:17:52 PM
Behind firewall!
Cheers

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Just need a FB account
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on September 26, 2021, 08:49:57 PM
Just need a FB account

Is there anyone on the planet without one ??   ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Kangaron on September 26, 2021, 09:38:30 PM
Is there anyone on the planet without one ??   ;D
Yes, me.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 26, 2021, 09:43:02 PM
Does this make me smile, or has everyone learned and got the message and nobody speeds?


NSW cancels Double Demerits for the October long weekend

https://www.mynrma.com.au/cars-and-driving/driver-training-and-licences/resources/nsw-double-demerits (https://www.mynrma.com.au/cars-and-driving/driver-training-and-licences/resources/nsw-double-demerits)

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Champin on September 26, 2021, 10:23:59 PM
Me too. Don't have one. Don't need one. Don't want one.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Champin on September 26, 2021, 10:26:50 PM
Does this make me smile, or has everyone learned and got the message and nobody speeds?


NSW cancels Double Demerits for the October long weekend

https://www.mynrma.com.au/cars-and-driving/driver-training-and-licences/resources/nsw-double-demerits (https://www.mynrma.com.au/cars-and-driving/driver-training-and-licences/resources/nsw-double-demerits)
They probably don't need to collect for the xmas pissup 'cause we'll still no doubt be locked down.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on September 29, 2021, 04:02:23 PM
Me too
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Spada on September 30, 2021, 05:29:20 PM
Scored some free plants for the garden  ;D

Took 5 loads of tree pruning's to the tip today and someone had dumped a full trailer load of Bromeliad's, so we emptied our tree branches out and filled the trailer back up. Just the right amount to fill in a dead spot in the front garden  8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on September 30, 2021, 05:42:54 PM
Who's been doing weekend cash jobs?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210930/4b15b7eb4662d93e8dbae4b13f207ecc.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 30, 2021, 05:56:24 PM
Quote from: Hairs
Who's been doing weekend cash jobs?
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210930/4b15b7eb4662d93e8dbae4b13f207ecc.jpg)

dont you mean, whose been doing acid???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on September 30, 2021, 06:19:30 PM
dont you mean, whose been doing acid???
Ahahaha,
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: corndog on September 30, 2021, 06:50:42 PM
A caratruck with a tropical roof.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on September 30, 2021, 07:46:01 PM
A caratruck with a tropical roof.
You're an ideas man.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on September 30, 2021, 07:48:08 PM
And when ya don't have mates.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210930/a4b71e3c053a6aa7ec33e03f357900eb.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 30, 2021, 08:42:15 PM
Quote from: Hairs
And when ya don't have mates.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210930/a4b71e3c053a6aa7ec33e03f357900eb.jpg)

perfect.. I'll have mine in dark green please.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on October 01, 2021, 07:52:49 AM
perfect.. I'll have mine in dark green please.


 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 01, 2021, 10:16:33 AM
https://maybeiwill.com/weird-challenges/ (https://maybeiwill.com/weird-challenges/)

Buzkashi– a sport in central Asia in which horse-mounted players punch and curse at each other while attempting to take a dead goat from one another and then throw the mutilated carcass across a goal line for two points and a plate of falafel.

(https://i.redd.it/ee4599q5e9z51.gif)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on October 02, 2021, 06:25:44 AM
 ;D :angel: Come in spinner.  :cheers:

https://www.facebook.com/100049003583876/videos/1057174455043072 (https://www.facebook.com/100049003583876/videos/1057174455043072)

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on October 02, 2021, 07:14:17 AM
https://maybeiwill.com/weird-challenges/ (https://maybeiwill.com/weird-challenges/)

Buzkashi– a sport in central Asia in which horse-mounted players punch and curse at each other while attempting to take a dead goat from one another and then throw the mutilated carcass across a goal line for two points and a plate of falafel.

(https://i.redd.it/ee4599q5e9z51.gif)
That was in Rambo III


And the 70.3 triathlon they list is a Half Ironman
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on October 02, 2021, 09:52:26 AM
https://maybeiwill.com/weird-challenges/ (https://maybeiwill.com/weird-challenges/)

Buzkashi– a sport in central Asia in which horse-mounted players punch and curse at each other while attempting to take a dead goat from one another and then throw the mutilated carcass across a goal line for two points and a plate of falafel.

(https://i.redd.it/ee4599q5e9z51.gif)

Todd Sampson (the body hack guy) played it on one of his shows too. I think it was either in Mongolia or Kazakhstan. The head of the family he was staying with was a bit pissed off with him too, for being useless at it..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on October 02, 2021, 10:11:35 AM
Rambo III was Afghanistan, so I'm tipping Todd was in Khazakhstan
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on October 02, 2021, 10:14:32 AM
Rambo III was Afghanistan, so I'm tipping Todd was in Khazakhstan

Possibly, or maybe with the Kazakhs in Mongolia. I can't find the episode on ewe tube... But it's not a bad series I reckon, one of my favourites..

I reckon Todd would kick Rambo's @rse too  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 02, 2021, 11:35:13 AM
School keep clear lines painted outside primary closed in 2003

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-58707621 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-58707621)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on October 02, 2021, 12:56:23 PM
from one of my 'its all a conspiracy' mates

A lot of the so called conspiracy theory’s have come to be true. The big one now is the AU military, uk, us and others have been meeting and are planning a strike all at the same time to the second to take control of the countries and kick out and change governments as all the so called leaders are all working together to change the world as we know it.
The change is to bring the world in line with China as the super power. Nobody wants that so I hope this one comes to be like a lot of the “other” theory’s

It been bought on by a pfizer whistle blower who leaked what’s actually in the vax… well what they have been calling a vax


I spoke to my brother yesterday, and he was telling me about a couple of friends of his that had similar conspiracy theories... "The deaths are over reported. If there are so many deaths, where are the piles of bodies?" and also conspiracies concerning "Secret Plans" between world leaders to reduce the population of the world by one third etc...

But the funniest thing is that both the people telling him this are in the mental health sector. One a mental health nurse, and the other I think was a mental health counselor. Gotta make you wonder...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: gronk on October 02, 2021, 08:07:30 PM
Was at a bbq yrs ago and got talking to a bloke who worked as a guard at a prison for the criminally insane ( Morisset ), and fair dinkum, I thought he was the one that should be locked up !!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on October 03, 2021, 06:06:06 AM
I spoke to my brother yesterday, and he was telling me

But the funniest thing is that both the people telling him this are in the mental health sector. One a mental health nurse, and the other I think was a mental health counselor. Gotta make you wonder...

I think that bloke has been listening to the patients too much😂😂
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on October 03, 2021, 07:05:23 AM
I think it'd be pretty hard to be dealing with them all day every day & not have some side-effects rub off on you ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 03, 2021, 10:42:13 AM
BP of 129/75  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 03, 2021, 10:49:45 AM
BP of 129/75  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
thought you were talkin about fuel prices...  apparently its hit $2.09 in some places in Shitney.. NFI why

PS well done on the Blood pressure Mr.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 03, 2021, 11:18:07 AM
thought you were talkin about fuel prices...  apparently its hit $2.09 in some places in Shitney.. NFI why

PS well done on the Blood pressure Mr.

Now, that made me laugh.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 03, 2021, 11:23:54 AM
Now, that made me laugh.
:( I saw BP and numbers and..... **** I need to get out more
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on October 03, 2021, 12:36:57 PM
BP of 129/75 

Good on you :cup:

Had mine checked t'other day at 140/80 which Doc was happy with so I am too!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on October 03, 2021, 12:38:24 PM
& anybody after a new quad bike ??? (I guess you'd call it ???)

https://www.contactairlandandsea.com/2021/09/25/port-macquaries-bale-defence-wins-rough-terrain-vehicle-contract/ (https://www.contactairlandandsea.com/2021/09/25/port-macquaries-bale-defence-wins-rough-terrain-vehicle-contract/)

Although as he says, something ~$200k each!!! :o
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: westvic on October 03, 2021, 03:58:53 PM
This bit made me smile.....

Was at a bbq yrs ago and got talking to a bloke

I can just remember....years ago it seems.....being able to catch up with mates round a bbq at my place or theirs.

Really hope this can come back soon in Vic.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on October 03, 2021, 04:54:27 PM
I think it'd be pretty hard to be dealing with them all day every day & not have some side-effects rub off on you ???

Having your brain fall out isn't a side effect.. LOL
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 03, 2021, 06:31:22 PM
This bit made me smile.....

I can just remember....years ago it seems.....being able to catch up with mates round a bbq at my place or theirs.

Really hope this can come back soon in Vic.
possibly easter I'd guess
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bob65 on October 03, 2021, 08:57:44 PM
Panthers

'nuff said
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 05, 2021, 10:39:30 AM
If ya like Malcolm Douglas vids, this youtube channel should interest you... many hours of entertainment while locked down  :)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBiggeyJDo8W_Kcyx8kcplA/videos (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBiggeyJDo8W_Kcyx8kcplA/videos)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 05, 2021, 11:27:33 AM
Got the results of my liver scan this morning  :cup:

There's a 14mm mobile gallstone wobbling around in me like a half arsed pinball machine.

I asked her for a second opinion, so she said i was fat too..... how rude.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on October 06, 2021, 03:10:31 PM
I'm not sure if these have been posted previously, but they're always worth a laugh! ;D ::)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqqtJfF71V8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqqtJfF71V8)

Story is that this English village has a tidal ford across a waterway where drivers can either chance it through the water, or take a 6km detour - lot's decide they can do it, no trouble at all!

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 08, 2021, 12:36:10 PM
 :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
A French defense-industry employee about to retire was gifted something he was extremely reluctant to accept: a ride in a Dassault fighter jet.

The 64-year-old was not correctly instructed, to say the least, in passenger etiquette, and to make a long story short, he self-ejected midflight.  :cup: :cup:

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a32131240/french-dassault-fighter-jet-joyride/ (https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a32131240/french-dassault-fighter-jet-joyride/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on October 08, 2021, 12:44:33 PM
RAAF required a 2 day training course and captive ejection (rails and half normal pyrotechnics load) experience before sitting in an ejection seat.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 08, 2021, 01:03:27 PM
Quote from: austastar
RAAF required a 2 day training course and captive ejection (rails and half normal pyrotechnics load) experience before sitting in an ejection seat.
Cheers
Thats less than I thought would be involved (time wise I mean)... cant imagine doing it for the first time..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on October 08, 2021, 01:54:28 PM
Hi,
   I got a wry neck for a few days after. Should have put my head hard back on the rest instead of trying to get a peek out from under the face blind on the way out.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on October 08, 2021, 03:46:05 PM
RAAF required a 2 day training course and captive ejection (rails and half normal pyrotechnics load) experience before sitting in an ejection seat.
Cheers

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I've never heard of live firing ejection seat training in the RAAF. Even half load would give a serious burn time. The only active seat trainers I have seen are compressed air types. But I must admit, I haven't been near a cockpit since 2006.

The only training we did was a basic safety lecture ie. Check the pins before entering the cockpit, and never grab a handle.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on October 08, 2021, 05:10:58 PM
Hi,
   School of Aviation Medicine Pt Cook pre '67.  A decompression experience in the low pressure chamber was also part of the course. That was fun, cushions flying all over the space like deflating balloons and those who imbibed in carbonated drinks at lunch were rather uncomfortable. The lack of O2 effect on the brain was instantaneous,  simple arithmetic and legible handwriting lost in seconds.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on October 08, 2021, 06:10:11 PM
Hi,
   School of Aviation Medicine Pt Cook pre '67.  A decompression experience in the low pressure chamber was also part of the course. That was fun, cushions flying all over the space like deflating balloons and those who imbibed in carbonated drinks at lunch were rather uncomfortable. The lack of O2 effect on the brain was instantaneous,  simple arithmetic and legible handwriting lost in seconds.
Cheers

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Yeah, we did decompression training at Amberley. The most embarrassing part was a female senior medical officer that had a bladder malfunction... :( But yes, we had to do some simple tasks like matching cards that had different symbols into separate piles, and writing "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" numerous times, until you couldn't do it anymore. Just to give you a bit of a heads up so you could recognise when you were suffering the effects of hypoxia.

Didn't help me though, when I was in a Canberra Bomber, at high altitude, and the pilot said.. "you can eat your lunch now if you want" Lunch was "high altitude rations". cheese sandwiches cut into bite sized squares, so you could remove your mask, put a piece of sandwich in your mouth, replace your mask, and eat the sandwich. at the time, I wondered why the sandwiches were cut up like that, but just started munching away.. After a little while I could hear a feint noise in the headset, but couldn't understand what it was. Next thing I know, there's was a loud bang on the helmet, and my head was knocked sideways, and I could hear the pilot yelling.. "Put your mask back on"

Edit: fixed me spelling :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on October 09, 2021, 07:01:50 AM
Yeah, we did decompression training at Amberley. The most embarrassing part was a female senior medical officer that had a bladder malfunction... :( But yes, we had to do some simple tasks like matching cards that had different symbols into separate piles, and writing "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" numerous times, until you couldn't do it anymore. Just to give you a bit of a heads up so you could recognise when you were suffering the effects of hypoxia.

Didn't help me though, when I was in a Canberra Bomber, at high altitude, and the pilot said.. "you can eat your lunch now if you want" Lunch was "high altitude rations". cheese sandwiches cut into bite sized squares, so you could remove your mask, put a piece of sandwich in your mouth, replace your mask, and eat the sandwich. at the time, I wondered why the sandwiches were cut up like that, but just started munching away.. After a little while I could hear a feint noise in the headset, but couldn't understand what it was. Next thing I know, there's was a load band loud bang on the helmet, and my head was knocked sideways, and I could hear the pilot yelling.. "Put your mask back on"
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on October 09, 2021, 07:18:47 AM
Mentioned that the people over from us have a cat with them. They went for a walk around the park yesterday arvo, & I noticed that the lady had a wheelie walker type of.thing. When they came back, I realised it was actually a type of stroller & the cat was riding in it!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on October 09, 2021, 08:36:20 AM


Ta, missed the spell check on that didn't I.. ;-)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on October 09, 2021, 08:51:09 AM
Ta, missed the spell check on that didn't I.. ;-)
No worries🙂 I read it three times before I realised what you were saying🤔.
Problem with spell check is if the words (any word) are accurately entered, it takes no action. I need a grammar checker more than a spell checker for instances like yours😂
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on October 09, 2021, 10:58:37 AM
1954 Morris with rooftop tent. Nothings new.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on October 09, 2021, 11:45:30 AM
That's a classic Pottsy.
Cheers
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on October 09, 2021, 11:55:36 AM
Last Sunday, just before the NRL GF, I was bored, looking through FB Market place.
Up pops a Bat Wing(270d) awning, in Grafton for $200.
Near new condition, so I say SOLD.
Seller contacts my, can I pick-up at 9am in the morning, yep no problems.
Rock up the their place, It's in near condition :)
They've just bought a popup camper with an awning, looks like they will come along to our next 4wd club's meeting.
I moved my3x3 awning yo the drivers side and installed the bat wing thism morning.
This gives us an another option when camping.
:)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211009/f97764ffd5d71f6ff0c55db77f868495.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211009/5664358844181b538875094ddbb137d0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211009/60c120cc2df39d319ad65de61f4d2d39.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on October 09, 2021, 12:20:06 PM
Nice pick up
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Kangaron on October 09, 2021, 12:43:00 PM
I need a grammar checker more than a spell checker for instances like yours😂

https://www.google.com/search?q=grammerly&rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBAU908AU908&oq=grammerly&aqs=chrome..69i57j46i10i199i433i465j0i10i433l5j0i10l2j0i271.2805j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on October 09, 2021, 12:46:26 PM
Nice pick up
Cheers.
Usually I um & ar about stuff, this time I had the cash, so I jumped on it.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 09, 2021, 02:47:41 PM
Last Sunday, just before the NRL GF, I was bored, looking through FB Market place.
Up pops a Bat Wing(270d) awning, in Grafton for $200.
Near new condition, so I say SOLD.
Seller contacts my, can I pick-up at 9am in the morning, yep no problems.
Rock up the their place, It's in near condition :)
They've just bought a popup camper with an awning, looks like they will come along to our next 4wd club's meeting.
I moved my3x3 awning yo the drivers side and installed the bat wing thism morning.
This gives us an another option when camping.
:)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211009/f97764ffd5d71f6ff0c55db77f868495.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211009/5664358844181b538875094ddbb137d0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211009/60c120cc2df39d319ad65de61f4d2d39.jpg)
yea thats the win o the month
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on October 09, 2021, 03:10:02 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211009/60c120cc2df39d319ad65de61f4d2d39.jpg)

Hey Jon, your fridge is falling out of the '80.... :P
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on October 09, 2021, 03:12:32 PM


Hey Jon, your fridge is falling out of the '80....
Ahahaha  It looks like it.
It did the mod to the Titan fridge slide so it drops down,
Easier for Karen to get me another beer.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on October 09, 2021, 03:13:58 PM
yea thats the win o the month
I'm stoked Mate.
Cheers.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on October 09, 2021, 03:49:14 PM
Here’s a 1910 to 1920 Camper Van.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on October 10, 2021, 09:04:38 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cPQB85-HnM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cPQB85-HnM)     ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 12, 2021, 05:24:39 AM
Nice bit of rain last night at 33mm.

Number 1, primary tank, went from a 1/3 to JUST under 3/4's.
Number 2, first back up tank, FULL.
Number 3, second back up tank, FULL.
Number 4, the i forgot to order water and we're nearly in the Shit tank, FULL.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on October 12, 2021, 06:52:16 AM
Rain has washed out your photo’s 🤔

Sorry, wrong topic.
I’m so used to you numbering your car shots, I got carried away ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 12, 2021, 07:06:51 AM
You dufus.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on October 12, 2021, 07:29:51 AM
Nice bit of rain last night at 33mm.

Good to hear, mate!

We're up at Crows Nest at the moment & it rained all night here as well.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on October 12, 2021, 07:35:25 AM
Nice bit of rain last night at 33mm.

Number 1, primary tank, went from a 1/3 to JUST under 3/4's.
Number 2, first back up tank, FULL.
Number 3, second back up tank, FULL.
Number 4, the i forgot to order water and we're nearly in the Shit tank, FULL.

19mm last night, most falling between 2:00-3:00am.

All tanks full, and the gardens watered :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 12, 2021, 08:40:53 AM
Good to hear, mate!

We're up at Crows Nest at the moment & it rained all night here as well.

You're not all that far from us then.
When you headed home?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 12, 2021, 12:47:21 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10000069/Controversial-MP-Craig-Kellys-website-gets-foul-mouthed-revamp-thanks-internet-troll.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10000069/Controversial-MP-Craig-Kellys-website-gets-foul-mouthed-revamp-thanks-internet-troll.html)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Rodt on October 12, 2021, 02:33:58 PM
Last Sunday, just before the NRL GF, I was bored, looking through FB Market place.
Up pops a Bat Wing(270d) awning, in Grafton for $200.
Near new condition, so I say SOLD.
Seller contacts my, can I pick-up at 9am in the morning, yep no problems.
Rock up the their place, It's in near condition :)
They've just bought a popup camper with an awning, looks like they will come along to our next 4wd club's meeting.
I moved my3x3 awning yo the drivers side and installed the bat wing thism morning.
This gives us an another option when camping.
:)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211009/f97764ffd5d71f6ff0c55db77f868495.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211009/5664358844181b538875094ddbb137d0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211009/60c120cc2df39d319ad65de61f4d2d39.jpg)

Mate you beat me by that much  ;D. Was in the caravan at Corindi Beach and it popped up on mine when i was looking as well. Ummed and arred for an hour or two and it was gone.
Good to see it went to someone that will use it and not just another wannabee (me) who would put it on the fourby and probably never use it  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on October 13, 2021, 07:20:19 AM
You're not all that far from us then.
When you headed home?

Up to Blackbutt on Friday then home to the GC on Monday.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 13, 2021, 11:00:45 AM
Wrong way to visit here.... piss off then.  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on October 13, 2021, 12:10:17 PM
That's just lovely that is! ::)

I'm all upset, bitter, twisted & deeply offended now ;D

(& you only wanted another pair of hands to help with the car! ;D)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on October 13, 2021, 03:58:31 PM
Wrong way to visit here.... piss off then.  ;D
To make matters worse, I’m offended on Fizzie’s behalf :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: glenm64 on October 13, 2021, 11:32:53 PM
Hailwood v Agostini 1967
Drum brakes & 107mph. Record stood until 1975 done on an upgraded track and far superior bike.

https://youtu.be/uNUMrTY66U4

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 14, 2021, 03:56:00 AM
That's just lovely that is! ::)

I'm all upset, bitter, twisted & deeply offended now ;D

(& you only wanted another pair of hands to help with the car! ;D)

CAR ??? I was hoping for a reach around while i was working on it.  >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 14, 2021, 09:19:58 AM
Hailwood v Agostini 1967
Drum brakes & 107mph. Record stood until 1975 done on an upgraded track and far superior bike.

https://youtu.be/uNUMrTY66U4 (https://youtu.be/uNUMrTY66U4)

Cheers Glen
and cheese cutter tyres made of concrete..

great footage :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Kangaron on October 14, 2021, 01:32:02 PM
More,
https://youtu.be/aavcF3YCTFM (https://youtu.be/aavcF3YCTFM)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: glenm64 on October 14, 2021, 03:30:08 PM
The 2 best riders of all time.
IMO Agostini is the greatest, his record wont be beaten. But what Hailwood did after 11 years out is astounding.

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 15, 2021, 10:27:32 AM
Struth....




An anti-lockdown protester accused of lighting a phone tower on fire because it carried 5G allegedly told police he dug a large hole in his backyard to imprison Premier Daniel Andrews.

Police accuse carpenter Nathan Glover, 44, of deliberately setting a Mount Eliza Telstra phone tower on fire that was about 1.5 kilometres from his home, about 2.20am last Thursday.
Nathan Glover has been charged after setting fire to a 5G phone tower.

Nathan Glover has been charged after setting fire to a 5G phone tower.Credit:A Current Affair

The fire destroyed the tower and the damage is estimated to have cost more than $1 million.

A police prosecutor told the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Thursday evening that Mr Glover answered a September call-out in a chat group on encrypted messaging app Telegram called “Hoodlums of Melbourne Special Ops”.

User “Nate Gluv”, who the police allege is Mr Glover, wrote: “I’m down for special ops only if I get to burn something down.”

The chat group’s administrator responded: “Those 5G towers would make a nice fire”, to which Mr Glover allegedly replied, “my thinking exactly, I’ve made preparations already”.

Police allege Mr Glover gained entry to the tower by cutting cyclone fencing before climbing inside and pouring a mixture of red paint and petrol onto cabling at the phone tower site.

He then allegedly discarded a bottle containing the flammable liquid into some bushes, lit the fire and ran.

The prosecutor told the court that Mr Glover was captured on CCTV arriving at the tower on the Nepean Highway and leaving 10 minutes later on an electric scooter.


https://twitter.com/theage/status/1448639476473888775 (https://twitter.com/theage/status/1448639476473888775)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 15, 2021, 11:04:07 PM
I know people who would treat this as a social call
https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/sex/male-contraceptive-bath-device-wins-dyson-award/news-story/8a0e4cbc6a80dad774ac9331ee56430a (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/sex/male-contraceptive-bath-device-wins-dyson-award/news-story/8a0e4cbc6a80dad774ac9331ee56430a)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on October 16, 2021, 07:39:17 PM
This made me Smile
A bake bean can(steel), lasted nearly a year
How many of you did this?
Come on fess up. ;)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211016/ec5d67528693510c56cef1fc538c9f65.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on October 17, 2021, 07:41:38 AM
Yep, done similar in the past, but with a proper exhaust patch gasket thingie.

For my own smile ...

Dinner last night at the pub in Blackbutt, the Hotel Radnor.

Texas-Style Chicken Schnitzel, with bacon & BBQ sauce, served with onion rings, chips & salad.

The usual massive servings you get from a country pub, which is a smile in itself ;D, & which they obviously realise, because sitting on a table just inside the door of the dining room is a stack of self-serve take-away trays so you can pack up the left-overs & take them with you! :cup:

Would you like to have a guess what today's lunch is ??? ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on October 17, 2021, 08:33:36 AM
This made me Smile
A bake bean can(steel), lasted nearly a year
How many of you did this?
Come on fess up. ;)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211016/ec5d67528693510c56cef1fc538c9f65.jpg)


Can honestly say Ive never had to do that .. Though I do have a mate that we once used two falcon tailshafts [ trimmed of ends ] stick welded together and hung as a straight through  exhaust sytem on his 250 XA Falcon,  Wasnt overly loud, But the flames and glowing  red bits of carbon sparks spinning back towards you and plinking off the windscreen and panels  at night when following him was a bit offputting to some .  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on October 21, 2021, 01:17:21 PM
& I know that all of you would always be trying to help out with household chores :-\, so I thought you'd like to see these, just in time to get them on the Chrissie list! ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZRzJJcq6Rs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZRzJJcq6Rs)

& I want the ride-on! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 21, 2021, 05:07:58 PM
Toyota dealers offering $51K to buy customer cars back for stock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1LC0_MO-z8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1LC0_MO-z8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on October 23, 2021, 10:08:59 AM
From FB post heading was ‘Price gouging after lockdown’

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211023/3d2eaf9dc6cb51c52a3678551a3615dc.jpg)


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 23, 2021, 10:16:41 AM
From FB post heading was ‘Price gouging after lockdown’

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211023/3d2eaf9dc6cb51c52a3678551a3615dc.jpg)
Wheres this discount servo?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 24, 2021, 05:47:41 AM
I think i might be pregnant.

I'm irritable, have mood swings, i've got bloated ankles, and.....

I have the massive desire for an omelette this morning.
Wish the ol girl would hurry and get her arse out of bed.

I've diced the peperoni and fresh tomato.
There is 5 x 800gram eggs begging to be cracked.
The grated cheese is ready, the herbs and spices are all lined up.
The pans ready.... i just have to cook it now.

If she doesn't get her arse out of bed soon, she'll be getting fukkin Cornflakes..... i want my omelette.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Robbo on October 24, 2021, 07:44:05 AM
I think i might be pregnant.

I'm irritable, have mood swings, i've got bloated ankles, and.....

I have the massive desire for an omelette this morning.
Wish the ol girl would hurry and get her arse out of bed.

I've diced the peperoni and fresh tomato.
There is 5 x 800gram eggs begging to be cracked.
The grated cheese is ready, the herbs and spices are all lined up.
The pans ready.... i just have to cook it now.

If she doesn't get her arse out of bed soon, she'll be getting fukkin Cornflakes..... i want my omelette.
And that's how the fight started Your Honour.


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on October 24, 2021, 08:19:15 AM
I think i might be pregnant.

I'm irritable, have mood swings, i've got bloated ankles, and.....

I have the massive desire for an omelette this morning.
Wish the ol girl would hurry and get her arse out of bed.

I've diced the peperoni and fresh tomato.
There is 5 x 800gram eggs begging to be cracked.
The grated cheese is ready, the herbs and spices are all lined up.
The pans ready.... i just have to cook it now.

If she doesn't get her arse out of bed soon, she'll be getting fukkin Cornflakes..... i want my omelette.

No wonder your crook, 4kg of eggs, what are they emu eggs! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 24, 2021, 08:53:33 AM
i ended up waking her..... a man's not a camel ya know.

Shit was good too.

Some Italian herbs and spices, cracked pepper and salted to taste on  chunk of Abbott's light rye bread.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 26, 2021, 09:11:37 AM
Life back to norml in Melbourne

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on October 26, 2021, 11:45:15 AM
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Champin on October 26, 2021, 11:52:20 AM
Trucks a bit small for moving a bridge that size don't ya think?

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 26, 2021, 12:19:37 PM
Trucks a bit small for moving a bridge that size don't ya think?
:cup: :cup: :cup:

https://howmanydayssincemontaguestreetbridgehasbeenhit.com/ (https://howmanydayssincemontaguestreetbridgehasbeenhit.com/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on October 26, 2021, 01:31:05 PM
Lucky it wasn't 'Duck Bridge' in Brissie.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 26, 2021, 02:18:41 PM
Quote from: Steffo1
Lucky it wasn't 'Duck Bridge' in Brissie.
Carpark in dande shopping center was 1.9.... the amount of people who must lose their heads is scary... scares Shit out of me when I had the lifted GQ lol...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on October 26, 2021, 02:37:23 PM
Just saw this:

https://twitter.com/markmobility/status/1213647355058311168 (https://twitter.com/markmobility/status/1213647355058311168)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on October 26, 2021, 02:48:48 PM
Hi,
    Must make a note of that!
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 26, 2021, 03:55:26 PM
Just saw this:

https://twitter.com/markmobility/status/1213647355058311168 (https://twitter.com/markmobility/status/1213647355058311168)
This road is in the Netherlands. The road was silenced after local villagers complained...

can you blame them? Imagine that twice a day let alone all ****in night
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on October 26, 2021, 04:47:56 PM
Hi,
   Some years ago the Yanks did similar, but it was Star Spangled Banner on a Highway. Sounded best at the legal speed limit. There was an interview with the chap who worked out the spacing required for pitch and rhythm.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on October 26, 2021, 05:59:02 PM
It’d give you the Shits if you lived near it though😂😂
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on October 26, 2021, 07:09:06 PM
Star Spangled Banner on a Highway.
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If you wanted the Celine Dion version, you'd just need very sharp corners on the road, to get the tyres screeching!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on October 27, 2021, 07:25:02 AM
Hi,
   Some years ago the Yanks did similar, but it was Star Spangled Banner on a Highway. Sounded best at the legal speed limit. There was an interview with the chap who worked out the spacing required for pitch and rhythm.

It'd be a bugger if you got a couple of notes wrong in the middle somewhere! >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on October 27, 2021, 08:26:16 AM
While looking for other musical roads around the world on ewechoob, I came upon this, "The Magic Roundabout" in Swindon in the UK:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfDaE30qmUE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfDaE30qmUE) wait till you get to the two minute mark for the aerial view.

Imagine putting this in Queensland.....  >:D

Other musical roads:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_road (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_road)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on October 27, 2021, 11:50:55 AM
Imagine putting this in Queensland.....  >:D


I don’t see that it would make a whole lot of difference to the way QLDers attempt to use roundabouts >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on October 27, 2021, 01:10:39 PM
I don’t see that it would make a whole lot of difference to the way QLDers attempt to use roundabouts >:D

Just what does it sound like played backwards? 😂😂😂
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Gazza00 on October 27, 2021, 04:04:22 PM
Other musical roads:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_road


They missed good ol Aussie outback corrugated roads.   Play list depending on what's rattling around in the vehicle at the time. ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 28, 2021, 12:20:04 PM
Interesting to watch this :)

Australian WWII Survival Training Film - "Living Off The Land" 1944
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP_rGYih55I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP_rGYih55I)

Australian WWII Survival Training Film - "Living Off The Land" 1944

Film "stars" Q220105 Major VH Chargois, 2IC of the far north Queensland 17th Bn Volunteer Defence Corps. Chargois was one of the Army's foremost bush tucker experts during WWII and ran survival courses in the Cairns area for AIF and Militia troops as well as for Australian, US and Dutch aircrew, special forces and special intelligence personnel.

The film was produced using the syllabus of Chargois' Special Forces Jungle Food Course and was filmed in Cairns, Mossman and the Yungaburra area on the Atherton Tableland.

The film details many types of bush tucker plants found in Northern Queensland and around the Pacific. Importantly, it also provides information on water procurement, firemaking and signalling.

Appears to be Reel 1 of a longer film
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on October 28, 2021, 07:41:31 PM
Got 1 of those double sized blocks of dark rum'n'raisin chocolate given to me, why smile, ?  nobody else in the house likes it   ;D ;D :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on October 29, 2021, 06:46:37 AM
Got 1 of those double sized blocks of dark rum'n'raisin chocolate given to me, why smile, ?  nobody else in the house likes it   ;D ;D :cup:

Bonus! :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 29, 2021, 08:49:20 AM
The new name for stalkerbook - META... LMAO


Misinformation
Exemplified
To
All
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on October 29, 2021, 10:58:58 AM
The new name for stalkerbook - META... LMAO


Misinformation
Exemplified
To
All
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Rob Mac on October 29, 2021, 09:34:19 PM
:)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211029/96c14fd4bf4eb3b6efc846c20d35a1be.jpg)
Geez that didn't take long. 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on October 30, 2021, 09:05:03 AM
Geez that didn't take long.

Or, if you like:

Christ, that was quick
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on October 30, 2021, 09:32:35 AM
Or, if you like:

Christ, that was quick
Stone him, Stone him.
;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on October 31, 2021, 09:38:47 AM
Working the Doors at a venue doing the sign ins / QR checking / Vaccine status / intox checks and up comes a group of young ones all eager to flash the Green tick of the double Vaxxed ..
Aaaahhhh that will be a NO  for you mate and you Miss .. " Why ? "
Because it states your vaxx  status date is Valid from 7 NOV 2021  ..  We are still October  ..  Good try FAIL ..   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on October 31, 2021, 09:58:36 AM
Ahahahahah
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on October 31, 2021, 10:31:18 AM
Wonder if they were able to get a refund from the dodgy supplier ??? >:D

& good spotting, Edz! ;D :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 31, 2021, 01:24:40 PM
Brave or stupid...

Quote
A pitch invader who made headlines earlier this year after getting onto Lord’s during a cricket match has struck again after standing next to the All Blacks in full kit at the start of the national anthem ahead of this morning’s test in Cardiff.

Daniel ‘Jarvo’ Jarvis, who also made it onto the field at an NFL game in London this month, was dressed in the All Blacks jersey and ran on to the field to stand at the end of the team line, next to reserve Tyrel Lomax for the start of the anthem.

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It was a couple of seconds into the national anthem before he was taken away by security.

He was wearing a mask which may allay some Covid fears for the All Blacks who have been instructed to stay away from fans during the test.

It didn’t appear to worry the All Blacks as they ran away 54-16 winners.

Covid cases in Wales continue to hit record numbers.
https://www.news.com.au/sport/rugby/serial-pitch-invader-jarvo-crashes-all-blacks-anthem-against-wales/news-story/4d6b1d96258fb1d18b922692bca2e6d2 (https://www.news.com.au/sport/rugby/serial-pitch-invader-jarvo-crashes-all-blacks-anthem-against-wales/news-story/4d6b1d96258fb1d18b922692bca2e6d2)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: glenm64 on October 31, 2021, 09:37:31 PM
This guy is an absolute genius, and nut case.
In case you have never seen Allen Millyard before, here's one of his best creations.

https://youtu.be/I-Xr1bmbZ_s
https://youtu.be/XUYC0zWhNio

If you liked that check out his 8 litre V10 and his V12 Kawasaki creations.

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on October 31, 2021, 10:07:02 PM
This guy is an absolute genius, and nut case.
In case you have never seen Allen Millyard before, here's one of his best creations.

https://youtu.be/I-Xr1bmbZ_s
https://youtu.be/XUYC0zWhNio

If you liked that check out his 8 litre V10 and his V12 Kawasaki creations.

Cheers Glen


Been following his builds for years ,,Amazing work ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on November 01, 2021, 07:08:19 AM
This guy is an absolute genius, and nut case.
In case you have never seen Allen Millyard before, here's one of his best creations.

https://youtu.be/I-Xr1bmbZ_s (https://youtu.be/I-Xr1bmbZ_s)
 https://youtu.be/XUYC0zWhNio (https://youtu.be/XUYC0zWhNio)

If you liked that check out his 8 litre V10 and his V12 Kawasaki creations.

Cheers Glen

Farkernel!!
He is an extremely talented fruitcake😜
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GGV8Cruza on November 01, 2021, 04:56:36 PM
Going to Inverloch

Getting out of Melbourne for the first time in a while

The power came back on last night at midnight after 3 days of nothing and listening to the Honda pur away

A new pair of sunglasses, so much better

A new handheld radio

Having 5 days off

GG
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on November 03, 2021, 06:40:26 AM
Cleo Smith found alive
Great news, didn’t expect a nice outcome on this one
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on November 03, 2021, 07:09:55 AM
Cleo Smith found alive
Great news, didn’t expect a nice outcome on this one

X 100
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on November 03, 2021, 07:32:14 AM
That is fantastic (& also amazing)

The man is "assisting :police: with their enquiries" - Yeah, dangling by his balls over a pit full of crocodiles, with the rope being let go a bit more every time he says "No" >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on November 03, 2021, 07:39:37 AM

The man is "assisting :police: with their enquiries" - Yeah, dangling by his balls over a pit full of crocodiles, with the rope being let go a bit more every time he says "No" >:D

I hope so  :police:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: McTavish on November 03, 2021, 01:05:10 PM
Best news!  So happy to hear them say her words 'My name is Cleo'  :cup: :cup: :cup:

And made me smile - to hear the chick on the today show say "We actually have some Breaking News"

So sick and tired of every 2 seconds they say 'Now to some breaking news' - seems like this is the leading line into every 2nd or 3rd new story.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on November 04, 2021, 07:26:19 AM
Best news!  So happy to hear them say her words 'My name is Cleo'  :cup: :cup: :cup:

Yep, I reckon every :police: there would have been :'( their eye's out! ;D

Quote
So sick and tired of every 2 seconds they say 'Now to some breaking news' - seems like this is the leading line into every 2nd or 3rd new story.

A number of years ago, we were watching a movie & the 9.30pm "News Update" came on, with Breaking News about something or other. That exact same report & film clip was then on the 6pm news the following night, then again on the 9.30 update that night ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 04, 2021, 08:26:19 AM
How good is small town spirit...
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/7482538/local-communities-come-together-after-bushfires/?cs=14256 (https://www.theleader.com.au/story/7482538/local-communities-come-together-after-bushfires/?cs=14256)


The fires are not really talked about at all anymore, still plenty of people suffering
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 04, 2021, 02:04:11 PM
one for the Queenslanders... although I feel they do more than enough already  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/wellbeing/queensland-health-encourages-masturbation-in-new-campaign/news-story/63f7db3b37909eab5d72d766f48d788e (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/wellbeing/queensland-health-encourages-masturbation-in-new-campaign/news-story/63f7db3b37909eab5d72d766f48d788e)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on November 04, 2021, 02:07:36 PM
one for the Queenslanders... although I feel they do more than enough already  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/wellbeing/queensland-health-encourages-masturbation-in-new-campaign/news-story/63f7db3b37909eab5d72d766f48d788e (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/wellbeing/queensland-health-encourages-masturbation-in-new-campaign/news-story/63f7db3b37909eab5d72d766f48d788e)

We've always had things in hand, ay!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on November 04, 2021, 03:17:27 PM
Queenslanders just showing their usual spunk! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Marcus73 on November 04, 2021, 06:27:29 PM
one for the Queenslanders... although I feel they do more than enough already  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/wellbeing/queensland-health-encourages-masturbation-in-new-campaign/news-story/63f7db3b37909eab5d72d766f48d788e (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/wellbeing/queensland-health-encourages-masturbation-in-new-campaign/news-story/63f7db3b37909eab5d72d766f48d788e)
Tried explaining to the staff at Bunnings that it was for health reasons but they still told me to leave


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on November 04, 2021, 07:04:06 PM
Tried explaining to the staff at Bunnings that it was for health reasons but they still told me to leave


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Not on the sausage 😂😂😂😂
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 05, 2021, 03:04:18 AM
one for the Queenslanders... although I feel they do more than enough already  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/wellbeing/queensland-health-encourages-masturbation-in-new-campaign/news-story/63f7db3b37909eab5d72d766f48d788e (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/wellbeing/queensland-health-encourages-masturbation-in-new-campaign/news-story/63f7db3b37909eab5d72d766f48d788e)

We need to pull ourselves together, not to death.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: jmorgan1981 on November 05, 2021, 09:14:35 AM
one for the Queenslanders... although I feel they do more than enough already  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/wellbeing/queensland-health-encourages-masturbation-in-new-campaign/news-story/63f7db3b37909eab5d72d766f48d788e (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/wellbeing/queensland-health-encourages-masturbation-in-new-campaign/news-story/63f7db3b37909eab5d72d766f48d788e)

If they are chasing some subject matter experts I'm available.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 05, 2021, 09:50:12 AM
Looking after the climate

https://twitter.com/glaspotters/status/1455141650330750977  (https://twitter.com/glaspotters/status/1455141650330750977)

POTUS arrival into Glasgow for climate summit ....
Jump out of Air Force One, take The Beast, a replica of The Beast, helicopter Marine One, two ambulances, 5 or 6 police bikes, 4-5 buses, a couple of communications trucks, a dozen or so other official cars and four wheel drives. Trimmed down though from his 85 vehicle motorcade in Rome last week.
Best of all though is the name of this group .... "Glasgow Airport Spotters"
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on November 05, 2021, 10:11:47 AM
Looking after the climate

https://twitter.com/glaspotters/status/1455141650330750977  (https://twitter.com/glaspotters/status/1455141650330750977)

POTUS arrival into Glasgow for climate summit ....
Jump out of Air Force One, take The Beast, a replica of The Beast, helicopter Marine One, two ambulances, 5 or 6 police bikes, 4-5 buses, a couple of communications trucks, a dozen or so other official cars and four wheel drives. Trimmed down though from his 85 vehicle motorcade in Rome last week.
Best of all though is the name of this group .... "Glasgow Airport Spotters"

The price of ‘Iron(y)’ just went up  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 05, 2021, 11:29:20 AM
Quote from: Steffo1
We've always had things in hand, ay!

It is a slow news week...

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/doctor-confirms-age-old-rumour-about-penis-size/news-story/fecc00f4ddc9715bb5d166a844c3ee1e (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/doctor-confirms-age-old-rumour-about-penis-size/news-story/fecc00f4ddc9715bb5d166a844c3ee1e)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Marcus73 on November 05, 2021, 12:25:48 PM
It is a slow news week...

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/doctor-confirms-age-old-rumour-about-penis-size/news-story/fecc00f4ddc9715bb5d166a844c3ee1e (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/doctor-confirms-age-old-rumour-about-penis-size/news-story/fecc00f4ddc9715bb5d166a844c3ee1e)
Explains DannyG’s cute little button nose


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 05, 2021, 12:39:07 PM
Explains DannyG’s cute little button nose


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:cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on November 05, 2021, 01:56:08 PM
Made me sad more then anything, but we don’t have a what made me sad topic (thank goodness)
This from a FB forum about the goings on around the town where I live. The OP was complaining that they had checked into a shop, using the covid app. He was then asked by the ‘kid’ behind the counter if he had done so. When he answered in the affirmative the ‘kid’ asked for proof. The OP was indignant. The topic then meandered off into ‘sort of’ related comments as is normal in FB posts.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on November 05, 2021, 03:03:12 PM
Carrying on with the truly weird ideas that some people have:

https://www.newsweek.com/qanon-keith-richards-jfk-john-f-kennedy-jfk-jr-reappearance-flop-1645341 (https://www.newsweek.com/qanon-keith-richards-jfk-john-f-kennedy-jfk-jr-reappearance-flop-1645341)

 ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on November 05, 2021, 07:38:04 PM
They walk amongst us!
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on November 06, 2021, 05:54:18 AM
JFK snr would be turning in his grave with people thinking he s reincarnated as Keith Richards >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on November 07, 2021, 04:23:49 PM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Davepatrol on November 08, 2021, 09:56:58 AM
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:cup: ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on November 08, 2021, 08:48:57 PM
From Meta forum.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on November 09, 2021, 09:55:52 AM
Well, yes, "smile" ??? :-\

We've been watching old episodes of Doctor Who.

On last night's, we're being invaded again, & the aliens are going to wipe out all life on Earth, so the Doctor is talking to the Commanders of the Russian, Chinese & US armies trying to work out how they're going to do it ???

The Chinese General suggests "Plague ??? Some new type of virus ???" :-\

& the episode was written in 2017!

Hmm, I wonder if they had access to some form of time machine ...  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 09, 2021, 03:55:56 PM
The Birdsville Track 1965

Family travels the Birdsville Track in 1965

Filmed by Bruce Scott on std 8mm

An historical look at traveling, camping, the people and outback towns of the past.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38-fXpT_6Ec (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38-fXpT_6Ec)




Check their table and chairs.. nothing folding back then LOL! And the fuel prices!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on November 09, 2021, 04:12:13 PM
Thanks for sharing that.
Cheers
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on November 09, 2021, 05:40:03 PM
My new shirts turned were finished finished today.
Thanks to 2 local businesses.
Yamba embroidery & screen printing.
The uniform shop Maclean.
I could of saved myself 70% by ordering online, but I try to buy locally when ever I can.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211109/e745715b10ebcc2b2339554b380adf02.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on November 09, 2021, 05:46:40 PM
Hey Bird, do you think the BeeGees got the idea for their hit song Spicks & Specks from watching 8mm film back in the day 🤪

Thanks for finding this record of travel in OBA  :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 11, 2021, 09:51:34 AM
Thanks for sharing that.
Cheers
nutha one
The Corner Country 1968
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBgW7sTMBvc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBgW7sTMBvc)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on November 11, 2021, 05:05:57 PM
Cheers Mate.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on November 13, 2021, 10:10:27 AM
https://www.mygc.com.au/watch-police-hunting-group-after-teen-left-for-dead-in-logan/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/watch-police-hunting-group-after-teen-left-for-dead-in-logan/)

Certainly not smiling about the incident >:(, but "seven people can be seen running from a silver Toyota Camry"!!! :o

Yep, 2 in the front & 5 in the back ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on November 13, 2021, 06:12:27 PM
Really, a chev badge is the norm.
Let's dream big.
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on November 13, 2021, 08:38:38 PM
Kindness & support made me smile today.
As most of you would know, i raise money for Variety, the children's charity.Well, a part of that fundraising is an annual charity golf day which is coming up on 5th December this year.

Many, many local businesses have supported my cause for the last few years and this year is no exception.

Today, whilst visiting on of those businesses, was given a major prize for me to raffle off.
Mitre 10 in Yamba has kindly donated a 12 volt car fridge  :cup: :cup: :cup:

There still are good people in this world who like to help others.  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on November 14, 2021, 08:10:34 AM
Good score, Mark!
Will it be an 'Open' raffle or just for the golfers?
If open, I'll be up for tickets.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on November 14, 2021, 06:17:57 PM
Good score, Mark!
Will it be an 'Open' raffle or just for the golfers?
If open, I'll be up for tickets.
Just for the golfers mate. Little bit hard to ship a fridge if someone here wins it,cost of postage and all.
Thank you tho mate.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 18, 2021, 03:16:47 AM
OK..... I didn't have my glasses on.... lets be clear on that.

We turned up yesterday to  young Cooper's formal.
It turns out, i'm driving Cooper and his best mate.

Oh man.... 2 blokes..... ripped off.

So we head off to the Redland bay Golf Club for some pics before we arrive at the Sirromet Winery.

All there was, were guys everywhere.
Then, a chick appears, nice figure, in a short black and gold dress, decent heals, great legs..... she looked pretty.

OK..... I didn't have my glasses on.... lets be clear on that.

Hey Cooper, grab the chicky babe and we'll get a pic with you boys each side of her..... she's cute.

OK..... I didn't have my glasses on.... lets be clear on that.

Jesus Kev, that's Trent's Mum..... cue shocked looks.

What..... bullShit.

Its Trent's  Mum.... cue laughter about now.

Well, ask her anyway.  ;D

NO..... NOT GUNNA HAPPEN.

I did have a chat to her before we left for the winery.
She found it all very amusing and flattering..... i think.

OK..... I didn't have my glasses on.... lets be clear on that.
Should've gone to specsavers i think.

It was pretty cool being part of Coopers formal.

BUT, it has been, the one and only time the Fleetwood will do  a formal.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on November 18, 2021, 07:29:20 AM
We turned up yesterday to  young Cooper's formal.
It turns out, i'm driving Cooper and his best mate.

Oh man.... 2 blokes..... ripped off.

Same, same when my young bloke went to his a few years ago.

He started asking girls from early in the year if they'd like to go to the formal with him, & they all said no thanks, we're going as a group ??? (But he was popular amongst all of his grade - elected as Year Rep, & got the biggest cheer of them all when he went up for the end of year presentations ???)

Come the night & when we dropped him off, sure enough, there are limo's etc arriving dropping off groups of 4, 8, 10 girls, others with a few blokes together, lots of blokes by themselves ???

Quote
She found it all very amusing and flattering..... i think.

Or she marked you down as a dirty old man! >:D ;D

Quote
BUT, it has been, the one and only time the Fleetwood will do  a formal

Why 'dat ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on November 18, 2021, 08:18:09 AM
Fizzie , the boys probably farted in the heap  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 18, 2021, 08:28:45 AM
Just not my bag.....

Don't get me wrong, it was fun.... but i lost nearly 4 hours just making it sparkle.

It was a 125klm trip to get there for the pick up.
We had a fatal just down the road earlier, so i had to go the long way around that.
Then another couple around to the Redland Bay Golf Club.
Then a 20 minute run to the winery.
Then the run home, all up, we did about 250/280 odd klm..... it was pretty full on day.

First up, it was fender skirts off.
A bubble bath.... car, not me.
Chamois the thing off.
Vacuum
Do the chrome
Polish the hubcaps.
Skirts back on.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 18, 2021, 09:15:03 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
all up, we did about 250/280 odd klm..... it was pretty full on day.
300klms is a full day? You are gettin old :P
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 19, 2021, 04:57:01 AM
300klms is a full day? You are gettin old :P

I am this week..... really old.

Sunday, 340 round trip
Monday, 220 round trip
Wednesday, 260 to 280 round trip.

For someone who is hiding in his shed working everyday, its been a massive week for me driving.

I think my days of 800klm in a day have passed.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 19, 2021, 07:41:36 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
I think my days of 800klm in a day have passed.

Was thinking that the other day, the years of doing Tarcutta changeovers around ~900k a day or 1200klm days doing the Eden/Goulburn/Crookwell hospital runs in the truck, or even on the bike doing Syd/Melb etc in 1 session - with Covid the most I've done in 2yrs would be <100klm in a session
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 19, 2021, 09:35:02 AM
Bikes and cars.... 880klm, Astrid on a Triumph ST Sprint.... me on a cruiser, be pissed it in.

In a car was always pretty easy, just point and steer in A/C comfort.

I'm becoming an old fart.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on November 20, 2021, 03:14:03 AM
Bikes and cars.... 880klm, Astrid on a Triumph ST Sprint.... me on a cruiser, be pissed it in.

In a car was always pretty easy, just point and steer in A/C comfort.

I'm becoming an old fart.
"I'm becoming an old fart."

Ever so gracefully  8) :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on November 20, 2021, 03:36:25 AM
"I'm becoming an old fart."

Ever so gracefully  8) :cup:

😂😂 Graceful must have a different meaning where you like 😂😂
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on November 20, 2021, 05:14:44 AM
😂😂 Graceful must have a different meaning where you like 😂😂
Must be a kiwi thing  8) ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 20, 2021, 08:19:30 AM
Quote from: MarkGU
"I'm becoming an old fart."

Ever so gracefully  8) :cup:
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 29, 2021, 03:24:32 PM
Some people do up cars, bikes etc.. some even build them at home....


This dude wins....
https://www.facebook.com/Melbourne-737-project-153897368495703/ (https://www.facebook.com/Melbourne-737-project-153897368495703/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MattNQ on November 29, 2021, 03:29:38 PM
Some people do up cars, bikes etc.. some even build them at home....


This dude wins....
https://www.facebook.com/Melbourne-737-project-153897368495703/ (https://www.facebook.com/Melbourne-737-project-153897368495703/)
That's pretty impressive.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 29, 2021, 03:57:30 PM
Quote from: MattNQ
That's pretty impressive.

He was on radio this morning... he does "full flight" sim's and chats live to other nerds and Shit..  He said everything works.
Nerd level: Infinity...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: D4D on November 29, 2021, 04:08:58 PM
He was on radio this morning... he does "full flight" sim's and chats live to other nerds and Shit..  He said everything works.
Nerd level: Infinity...

Yeah that's pretty high end nerd.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on November 29, 2021, 04:29:25 PM
Hi,
   Behind a Faceplace login.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 29, 2021, 06:35:15 PM
Hi,
   Behind a Faceplace login.
Cheers
it aint for me ???
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/248295124_947019662516799_734688776266553359_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=973b4a&_nc_ohc=3_lwa9uL_WEAX9HiEio&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx&oh=0958de42168ea083204c102236660530&oe=61AA36CF)


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on November 30, 2021, 07:08:11 AM
Son 2 throwing his P plates away yesterday ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 01, 2021, 08:20:00 AM
..............
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on December 01, 2021, 08:34:27 AM
Watching the news last night, with their On Scene reporter, with her rain coat on, explaining that they're expecting more rain, & the rivers are rising & we're all doomed!!! :o ::) - just as the clouds obviously break & she's bathed in a patch of beautiful afternoon sunshine ;D >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on December 01, 2021, 09:18:55 AM
Waiting in the traffic snarl at the lights near a couple of schools ..Watching a newly minted " P " Plater park, I would say his first car ..What made me smile was his choice of car as his first ...   One straight as a die,   MINT Condition White XD Falcon six sedan, Complete with rear window venetions /  period correct weathershields and a factory sunvisor ..  The Ultimut survivour gran parents hand me down car,  by the look of it ..  ;D ;D :cup:
The best thing is it wasnt a could be one of a dozen jellybeen / pregnant rollerskate shaped whoflung dung cars .. 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 01, 2021, 10:34:52 AM
anyone looking for a new tow rig?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/428771888693992 (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/428771888693992)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Mace on December 01, 2021, 10:48:09 AM
anyone looking for a new tow rig?





Would probably go anywhere, but not very quickly....

Got to go for a drive in one of these back in the late 1960s when in use by the Army.  A couple were camped near the local store after school, and the commanding officer gave permission for us kids to go for a quick rumble in them down the road after school. Wouldnt happen now....   :police:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on December 01, 2021, 10:56:42 AM
anyone looking for a new tow rig?

Yes please! ;D

But it needs the .30 cal up top >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 01, 2021, 11:20:29 AM



Would probably go anywhere, but not very quickly....

Got to go for a drive in one of these back in the late 1960s when in use by the Army.  A couple were camped near the local store after school, and the commanding officer gave permission for us kids to go for a quick rumble in them down the road after school. Wouldnt happen now....   :police:
https://military-history.fandom.com/wiki/Ferret_armoured_car (https://military-history.fandom.com/wiki/Ferret_armoured_car)

Engine    
-- Rolls Royce B60 Inlet over Exhaust I6 petrol
-- 130 hp (97 kW)

Power/weight    
-- 35.1 hp/tonne

Operational
-- range    190 mi (310 km)
-- Speed    58 mph (93 km/h)

Perfect to do a modern engine swap on ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on December 01, 2021, 01:14:31 PM
https://military-history.fandom.com/wiki/Ferret_armoured_car (https://military-history.fandom.com/wiki/Ferret_armoured_car)

Engine    
-- Rolls Royce B60 Inlet over Exhaust I6 petrol
-- 130 hp (97 kW)

Power/weight    
-- 35.1 hp/tonne

Operational
-- range    190 mi (310 km)
-- Speed    58 mph (93 km/h)

Perfect to do a modern engine swap on ;)

You beat me to it Bird

They get along quite well
I led a military vehicles collector’s run into the Army training area at Waiouru a few years back
Had one of these in the group, one section in the desert I was doing 115 down some cool tracks and he was right up my ass drifting it sideways like I was in my Hilux
You should have seen the smile on his face when we stopped
“Can we do that again” he said
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 03, 2021, 04:41:39 AM
This ad text on Marketplace made me smile.....

Hey. This is Murray, and I hate him.

He is a lawnmower, but really fails at his chosen profession.
You know that bloke at work that you see doing stuff, but then you've got to go and do everything again that he's been doing? That's Murray.

Murray and I met 3 years ago at the Big Sausage Shed, and I thought he looked alright, but I used him once and instantly hated the gronk. But since I'd just shelled out 600 clams, I felt the need to persist.

Coming home to Murray, is like coming home to a warm, half drunk can of XXXX after a hard day at work. He just makes you feel miserable about having to spend an hour with him on a Friday arvo, when all you really want to do is get blind and fall asleep on your favourite arm chair while watching Antiques Roadshow.

You'll hate me for giving him to you. But he needs to go to a new home where he can live out the rest of his days annoying someone that isn't me.

He's probably better than the mower the Lawn Mower Repair bloke down the road will try and sell you for $100 and a wink.
I just hate him.

He's got to go to someone who deserves him. I'm not giving him to someone who just plans on selling misery to someone else.

So tell me why you want Murray to come live with you.

No givesybacksies.

Please share around so Murray can find a home.
There is people asking, so just to clarify.
Yes he runs, and cuts. Catches pretty Shit though.

To the 90% of people just asking, Is this Available, the answer for you is very much NO!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 03, 2021, 09:51:06 AM
https://www.news.com.au/national/viral-facebook-page-sht-towns-of-australia-reveals-2020s-worst-towns/news-story/ccfbfc5c71732ee6544b69dcc2d15d56 (https://www.news.com.au/national/viral-facebook-page-sht-towns-of-australia-reveals-2020s-worst-towns/news-story/ccfbfc5c71732ee6544b69dcc2d15d56)

then.... the comments below it LOL



Or this
This Man Live Tweets Interview After Recruiter Sends Him To A Job He Was Just Fired From

https://ruinmyweek.com/tweets/live-tweet-job-interview/ (https://ruinmyweek.com/tweets/live-tweet-job-interview/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on December 04, 2021, 08:09:56 AM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on December 04, 2021, 11:44:49 AM
I know we complain about Australia Post, but this envelope just arrived
Stamp on the left, released 1981, and the right 2007.  So 40 years for one and 14 for the other
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 04, 2021, 07:11:25 PM
Gee some people take rock paper scissors seriously

https://www.amazon.com.au/Official-Paper-Scissors-Strategy-Guide/dp/0743267516 (https://www.amazon.com.au/Official-Paper-Scissors-Strategy-Guide/dp/0743267516)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on December 04, 2021, 11:30:51 PM
Soo you want to go traveling this great land Huh ..No half million dollar rigs needed .. jut a sense of adventure and a bit of CDF nouse and away you go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SS3jwS60Q0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SS3jwS60Q0)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 06, 2021, 06:56:55 PM
Wow to a new level....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x44yYYvvPVM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x44yYYvvPVM)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 07, 2021, 05:50:38 PM
I've upgraded all my 240V tools to 18V Makita tools, about 15K's worth.
So I put up for sale the 240V tools, Router(with all the tricks), Planner, Hammer Drill, Multi tool, Grinder, Sander, Jig saw, Rip saw, heaps of bits, blades, jigs, guides.
A young bloke 1st year chippy apprentice, scored the lot, I knocked some off the price, just needed it gone. They paid for themselves years ago.
The look on his face was priceless.

He thought he had won lotto.
 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: plusnq on December 07, 2021, 08:07:48 PM
👍 Good stuff. I’ve replaced a lot of mine recently and passed it onto my eldest son. It’s good giving someone a leg up. Well done Hairs!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 08, 2021, 05:21:04 AM
Good stuff. I’ve replaced a lot of mine recently and passed it onto my eldest son. It’s good giving someone a leg up. Well done Hairs!
Thanks mate,
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on December 08, 2021, 09:26:52 AM
Well done Hairy man, May not be the latest greatest stuff, but atleast its a budget way that can earn him enough to get established ....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on December 08, 2021, 12:56:08 PM
Ep37 of Bad Obsession’s Binky, the amazing mini, will be available to Patrons 17/12/21 and all the freeloaders (of which I am one 🤣) on 18/12/21
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 08, 2021, 01:23:16 PM
Quote from: bmwfreak
will be available to Patrons 17/12/21 and all the freeloaders (of which I am one 🤣) on 18/12/21

its just not worth paying for any of that stuff to save 1 day LOL...like all the youtube channels wanting you to join them instead of 'subscribing'
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on December 08, 2021, 02:51:46 PM
Sitting back in the breeze with a cool drink, listening to and enjoying the patter of the rain / window shaking rumble and Boom of multiple ThunderHeads slowly passing ovehead .
Whil turning a blind eye to the jungle that is, what was once my yard . The concequence of storms  mistimed with work hours .. Oh well, might have to borrow a tripe of Black fella's and an Elephant, so we can beat the jungle grass to scare the tiger out so we can mow one day .

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 08, 2021, 02:55:38 PM


and an Elephant, so we can beat the jungle grass to scare the tiger out so we can mow one day .
It Grows 4in over night :(

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: westvic on December 09, 2021, 02:11:06 PM
This made me smile today  ;D

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-09/camel-beauty-pageant-disqualified-over-botox-injections/100685840 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-09/camel-beauty-pageant-disqualified-over-botox-injections/100685840)

Scandal has once again rocked Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz Camel Festival, with dozens of camels disqualified from a beauty pageant over the use of Botox and other cosmetic touch-ups.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on December 09, 2021, 02:54:05 PM
This made me smile today  ;D

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-09/camel-beauty-pageant-disqualified-over-botox-injections/100685840 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-09/camel-beauty-pageant-disqualified-over-botox-injections/100685840)

Scandal has once again rocked Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz Camel Festival, with dozens of camels disqualified from a beauty pageant over the use of Botox and other cosmetic touch-ups.


I wonder how many camel toes were touched up! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 09, 2021, 04:35:43 PM
Had a spin in this today, super fast

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on December 10, 2021, 06:51:14 AM
Dive boat ???

& yeah, 3 x 350 on a RHIB will move along nicely! ;D  I'd take at stab at ~55 kts (110 kph) :o, but well & truly only in flat water! >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on December 10, 2021, 09:33:33 PM
Finding out that my heart and arteries are in good condition and I can get back to pushing the envelope on the treadly again.  ;D :cheers: Arteries are near perfect = 1.1 calcium score.  :cup:

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 10, 2021, 09:50:14 PM
Had a spin in this today, super fast

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But did ya catch any fish?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 11, 2021, 05:53:15 AM
Waking up to this.
Think I've just found our 4wd club's new base camp.
Trip report to come.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211210/595d4fcb02ac64f9ede5b0c69fd7bd56.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211210/8312bf355e7deed7b009ff37d51b69d3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211210/1e231dba6c9af7da9ed96eb910bb5ae6.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Robbo on December 11, 2021, 12:28:02 PM
I wonder how many camel toes were touched up! ;D
Well done Pottsy,

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 11, 2021, 03:39:01 PM
Waking up to this.
Think I've just found our 4wd club's new base camp.
Trip report to come.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211210/595d4fcb02ac64f9ede5b0c69fd7bd56.jpg)
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looks cold....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 11, 2021, 03:58:09 PM


looks cold....

It's a Gem right at our back door.
It's been a work in progress for owners for a couple of years, Fires, Covid haven't been kind to them, but they have persevered and opened up. New amenities, very clean and simple, Camp Kitchen and a herb, vegie garden that any one is able to pick from and plant in return.
Had a few beers around a fire with the owners last night, down to earth people, they are over the moon with the response from locals. We've needed something like this here, close by, so I'm happy to support them.
BTW, The name,
Secret Lake Retreat.
Thinking our club will spend Australia Day here, and weekend trips.
Happy Days.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on December 12, 2021, 12:00:21 PM
Big smiles achieved today  ;D ;D ;D ;D

This just happened  :cup:
(https://i.ibb.co/n3P1XcS/Capture.png) (https://ibb.co/f8DN3p7)

1999 GU Patrol. 4.2 TD intercooled with MTQ upgrade running 12psi.  8) :cup:

 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Robbo on December 12, 2021, 12:11:26 PM
Big smiles achieved today  ;D ;D ;D ;D

This just happened  :cup:
(https://i.ibb.co/n3P1XcS/Capture.png) (https://ibb.co/f8DN3p7)

1999 GU Patrol. 4.2 TD intercooled with MTQ upgrade running 12psi.  8) :cup:
Well done Mark, hopfully another 500k still to go.
Those 4.2's are a solid strong engine.


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on December 12, 2021, 06:03:58 PM
https://youtu.be/orz2_TxaUu8 (https://youtu.be/orz2_TxaUu8)

Mini Camel Trophy event.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on December 14, 2021, 09:36:22 AM
So your interested in filming / flying drones and music ...then this might be some inspiration for you ..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfcAVejslrU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfcAVejslrU)     8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 14, 2021, 10:23:42 AM
LEGEND!
 Furze would be proud!


https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/diy/dad-spends-37000-creating-underground-backyard-bar/news-story/64e3db49476e9aabaa69222e0f212690 (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/diy/dad-spends-37000-creating-underground-backyard-bar/news-story/64e3db49476e9aabaa69222e0f212690)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on December 14, 2021, 01:34:50 PM
Furze would be proud!


I always liked John Smith's version in Mr & Mrs Smith ;D

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 16, 2021, 05:48:08 AM
My toothache is finally starting to come good.

I had a piece of tooth snap off about 3 months ago, all but exposing the nerve.
No dramas, just eat on the other side.

I have no issue with going to the dentist, except they charge like a wounded bull and it always ends up costing me thousands in the end.

On Sunday night, for what ever reason, it was pretty crook.
Then, while having a coke, a small bit of ice lodged in the cavity..... that was fun.
I'm guessing it had a bit of food or something get under the gum.

Monday night, 4 Panadol's didn't even dull the throb of it.

By Tuesday, the gum was getting infected and really crimson red.
By late Tuesday, it was killer, just throbbing with a fair sized thing that looked like a boil.

Stuck a finger up my gob, and squeezed like Shit until it popped and i could feel the infected Shit (pus) spurt out.
It really went off too..... would love to have seen it.
Spat the gunk (looked a bit like scrambled eggs in colour) in the sink, and just kept squeezing the hell out of it until it was fairly clean blood.
It was friggin sore by now.  ;D

The tooth is still tender, the gum is still sore.... but i think i'm on the mend.
Astrid is getting me some of that toothpaste today for sensitive teeth.

As i type this, all i have is a very feint annoying ache..... so smiling about that today.
It'll be back to brand new by tomorrow i reckon.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on December 16, 2021, 07:26:50 AM
My toothache is finally starting to come good.

I had a piece of tooth snap off about 3 months ago, all but exposing the nerve.
No dramas, just eat on the other side.

I have no issue with going to the dentist, except they charge like a wounded bull and it always ends up costing me thousands in the end.

On Sunday night, for what ever reason, it was pretty crook.
Then, while having a coke, a small bit of ice lodged in the cavity..... that was fun.
I'm guessing it had a bit of food or something get under the gum.

Monday night, 4 Panadol's didn't even dull the throb of it.

By Tuesday, the gum was getting infected and really crimson red.
By late Tuesday, it was killer, just throbbing with a fair sized thing that looked like a boil.

Stuck a finger up my gob, and squeezed like Shit until it popped and i could feel the infected Shit (pus) spurt out.
It really went off too..... would love to have seen it.
Spat the gunk (looked a bit like scrambled eggs in colour) in the sink, and just kept squeezing the hell out of it until it was fairly clean blood.
It was friggin sore by now.  ;D

The tooth is still tender, the gum is still sore.... but i think i'm on the mend.
Astrid is getting me some of that toothpaste today for sensitive teeth.

As i type this, all i have is a very feint annoying ache..... so smiling about that today.
It'll be back to brand new by tomorrow i reckon.

 :worthles:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on December 16, 2021, 07:30:28 AM
Don’t want to put the frightened son you, go and get it fixed, it will not get better on its own, if it gets into your bloodstream you may have problems with your ticker. I have a antibiotics before any dental treatment because of a heart problem which can be compounded by a dental infection.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 16, 2021, 08:37:07 AM
I had a bit of peanut get caught under the gum maybe a year or two ago.
Did the same thing, festered up and then i unfestered it and spat the crap out then too.  :cup:

I'll see how it goes, if its not better in a fortnight, i'll go the dentist.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on December 16, 2021, 08:52:25 AM
Yea, Kev, what Pottsy said. I had a gum abscess a few years ago, from a broken tooth and not thinking, jumped on a 'plane home, which really exacerbated the issue due to the internal aircraft pressure.
Had to visit the quack for ABs, pre-dentist and was told that it's not uncommon for people in my situation, to cark it from blood poisoning.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 16, 2021, 09:00:32 AM
If i don't post for a while.....  ;D

Its been getting better all morning so far.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 16, 2021, 09:19:38 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
If i don't post for a while.....  ;D
Its been getting better all morning so far.

Just go spend the 500 at the dentist for the initial consultation then the 1500 for the work... it'll change ya life and food will taste like food again
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on December 16, 2021, 11:07:57 AM
Ditto!  Seriously, it can go pearshaped rapidly and Xmas  means lots of medical people are not at work.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 16, 2021, 11:21:25 AM
In NSW, restrictions have eased, unlimited at certain events, shopping, sports, but masks must be worn 'when the aircraft is flying over NSW'?
Does this mean, you board an airplane in Melbourne heading to Brisbane and has you cross the vic/nsw boarder you need put a mask on and when you cross the nsw/qld boarder you can take it off?
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 16, 2021, 12:28:30 PM
Quote from: Hairs
In NSW, restrictions have eased, unlimited at certain events, shopping, sports, but masks must be worn 'when the aircraft is flying over NSW'?
Does this mean, you board an airplane in Melbourne heading to Brisbane and has you cross the vic/nsw boarder you need put a mask on and when you cross the nsw/qld boarder you can take it off?
:)
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Gold LMAO!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Spada on December 16, 2021, 01:14:49 PM
I thought masks were still mandatory at all airports and on all aircraft? didnt think it mattered what state it was?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 16, 2021, 01:30:02 PM
I thought masks were still mandatory at all airports and on all aircraft? didnt think it mattered what state it was?
Same,
But reading that  It suggests that if you were travelling by air elsewhere/other than NSW you don't need one.
This where the wording of some of these regulations are confusing at times :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 16, 2021, 07:33:20 PM
Seriously, some days FB does my head in, others days it brings a smile.
Local community group, someone posts that they found(see picture) this while digging in their garden.
Well FM, some of the replies.
It's a Bush Rat, you need to contact WIRES.
It's an endangered ground possum, contact Council.
It's a mouse, hit it will your shovel.
Did you contact WIRES? Because it's a wild animal.
Oh the poor thing, hope you put it back.
Get a hot water bottle, keep it warm until WIRES can collect it.
I'll come and get it until WIRES can help.
And then the arguing started as to what it was, And it went on, :)
People loosing their Shite over a field mouse. ;)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211216/a71edf9f87deec8ee2e5ae0bfd49f73b.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on December 17, 2021, 06:19:04 AM
Seriously, some days FB does my head in, others days it brings a smile.
Local community group, someone posts that they found(see picture) this while digging in their garden.
Well FM, some of the replies.
It's a Bush Rat, you need to contact WIRES.
It's an endangered ground possum, contact Council.
It's a mouse, hit it will your shovel.
Did you contact WIRES? Because it's a wild animal.
Oh the poor thing, hope you put it back.
Get a hot water bottle, keep it warm until WIRES can collect it.
I'll come and get it until WIRES can help.
And then the arguing started as to what it was, And it went on, :)
People loosing their Shite over a field mouse. ;)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211216/a71edf9f87deec8ee2e5ae0bfd49f73b.jpg)

No it's not!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 17, 2021, 06:21:45 AM
No it's not!
Looks just like the ones I see every time I mow our paddock.
Even found them nesting on the mower deck.
:) :) :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on December 17, 2021, 06:33:14 AM
Looks just like the ones I see every time I mow our paddock.
Even found them nesting on the mower deck.
:) :) :)

& I hope you are very careful to avoid them in the paddock, & that you carefully moved the nest to a safe spot ??? >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on December 17, 2021, 06:34:13 AM
Looks just like the ones I see every time I mow our paddock.
Even found them nesting on the mower deck.
:) :) :)

Just kidding!  ;D

I can't believe how hundreds, if not thousands of Faecebook people put up comments commiserating with or saying they've prayed to god for someone who is never going to read them. Stupid sheep. (Apologies to Shaun)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on December 17, 2021, 06:34:38 AM
My first suggestion would be "STAY OFF FACEBOOK"
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 17, 2021, 06:42:35 AM
My first suggestion would be "STAY OFF FACEBOOK"
Some local groups are very informative & people are respectful towards each other, but then there seems to be a growing number of them that go looking for a fight and then blame others.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 17, 2021, 06:46:28 AM
Just kidding!  ;D

I can't believe how hundreds, if not thousands of Faecebook people put up comments commiserating with or saying they've prayed to god for someone who is never going to read them. Stupid sheep. (Apologies to Shaun)
Yep, if I see that someone has lost a partner, child, family member, I will PM them. I don't need to big note myself by publicly commenting. I find it pathetic when, as you mentioned they comment, yet you know full well, they had nothing to do with that person.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: paceman on December 17, 2021, 07:09:00 AM
Just kidding!  ;D

I can't believe how hundreds, if not thousands of Faecebook people put up comments commiserating with or saying they've prayed to god for someone who is never going to read them. Stupid sheep. (Apologies to Shaun)

I find it pathetic when, as you mentioned they comment, yet you know full well, they had nothing to do with that person.

so, person A, who doesn't know person B, who is going through a particular tragedy or crisis, does the only thing that they can do (that they believe in) to offer some comfort & support, and that is 'stupid' or 'pathetic'?

what a sad world we live in.

this morning, i offered up a prayer for those involved in the terrible tragedy in Tasmania.  is that stupid or pathetic?



Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 17, 2021, 07:29:40 AM
You missed what I meant, some people only comment for their own gratification  Narcissist, well they are a perfect eg.
While yes, a lot of people do respond to comments because they are genuine & sincere.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on December 17, 2021, 02:28:40 PM
Son 2 has been doing volunteer work at a local wildlife park for ~15 months now, & been quite liking it.

They then asked him a couple of weeks ago if he may be interested in casual work! (Yes, strangely enough! ;D)

Got the call earlier in the week – Would you be interested in working full days this Friday & Monday, plus half-days Saturday & Sunday!!! Yes, please! ;D

So, he started this morning :cup:

Makes us all very, very happy, particularly as 1 full day @ week, will absolutely smash what Centrelink were paying him per fortnight, without having to do the required multiple backwards somersaults through their constantly moving, flaming, rings! ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 17, 2021, 03:56:22 PM
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Centrelink were paying him per fortnight, without having to do the required multiple backwards somersaults through their constantly moving, flaming, rings! ::)
a system professionally designed that so few can actually qualify or understand it
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: paceman on December 17, 2021, 05:59:41 PM
You missed what I meant, some people only comment for their own gratification

How do you know what their reasons are for commenting, if you don’t know them?

You’re just making assumptions.

I know the ‘thoughts and prayers’ line is a joke to a lot of people, but to others it can provide a modicum of comfort, knowing that someone they don’t even know is thinking of them in their time of crisis.


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on December 17, 2021, 06:09:23 PM
How do you know what their reasons are for commenting, if you don’t know them?

You’re just making assumptions.

I know the ‘thoughts and prayers’ line is a joke to a lot of people, but to others it can provide a modicum of comfort, knowing that someone they don’t even know is thinking of them in their time of crisis.


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I am not a religious person, don’t know why, just aren’t but my parents both attended church and I know it provided them with great comfort after my brothers suicide. What ever is needed to get thru times of tragedy  and hardship is fine by me, maybe it’s faith, maybe it’s fellowship, maybe it’s just a chat or a word of support.
Each to their own.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: paceman on December 17, 2021, 06:18:54 PM
I am not a religious person, don’t know why, just aren’t but my parents both attended church and I know it provided them with great comfort after my brothers suicide. What ever is needed to get thru times of tragedy  and hardship is fine by me, maybe it’s faith, maybe it’s fellowship, maybe it’s just a chat or a word of support.
Each to their own.
Totally agree…

People with faith make easy targets.

How you could make the automatic assumption that someone is commenting with words of comfort because they are a ‘narcissist’ is a bit naff…

90% of those with faith are just trying to live their lives, like everybody else.  Yes, the minority ruin it for the rest, just like in other facets of life.

Sometimes it’s a lack of understanding about what faith is.  I know most won’t, and that’s ok, but if anyone has any questions, I would be happy to take a private PM and give my personal perspective.

90% of those with faith don’t go to church because they believe they are better than others.  Generally, it’s for the exact opposite reason.


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: xcvator on December 17, 2021, 07:38:37 PM
I am not a religious person, don’t know why, just aren’t but my parents both attended church and I know it provided them with great comfort after my brothers suicide. What ever is needed to get thru times of tragedy  and hardship is fine by me, maybe it’s faith, maybe it’s fellowship, maybe it’s just a chat or a word of support.
Each to their own.

yep x 1000000000000000
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on December 18, 2021, 07:46:02 AM
Funny I read the comments about Facebook, and then when it opened up I read this

See the same all the time.  Someone asks a question and 20 different guesses at what might be right.

Major upgrade to an interaction in town and people complain that they are picking up volts and screws in their tyres because if it???

I like those comments because they make me feel super intelligent
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: ronmac on December 18, 2021, 09:07:43 AM
Funny I read the comments about Facebook, and then when it opened up I read this

See the same all the time.  Someone asks a question and 20 different guesses at what might be right.

Major upgrade to an interaction in town and people complain that they are picking up volts and screws in their tyres because if it???

I like those comments because they make me feel super intelligent

Sure you weren't on my swag. cheers Ron.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 18, 2021, 11:59:34 AM


How do you know what their reasons are for commenting, if you don’t know them?
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Who's to say I don't know most of them,
I'm fortunate to live in a small community.
This is the amazing thing about social media, the persona that some show online, is nothing like the true arshats that they are in real life.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on December 18, 2021, 12:08:49 PM
people complain that they are picking up volts and screws in their tyres

Hadn't heard about that way of charging electric cars! >:D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 18, 2021, 12:26:52 PM
It only took a week, but today, my tooth and gum seem 100% with no pain or discomfort in any way baby.

AND..... i'm not dead from blood poisoning either  ;D ;D ;D

So there, yo
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on December 18, 2021, 01:13:50 PM
There are rumours about that you are the Chuck Norris of bacteria busting.  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Marcus73 on December 18, 2021, 02:14:19 PM
It only took a week, but today, my tooth and gum seem 100% with no pain or discomfort in any way baby.

AND..... i'm not dead from blood poisoning either  ;D ;D ;D

So there, yo
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I bet you wouldn’t be on here with all your smugness if they weren’t


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 18, 2021, 02:34:17 PM
I bet you wouldn’t be on here with all your smugness if they weren’t


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Well, maybe not if it killed me..... i mean, you have a point there.

Smugness is a bit harsh, i prefer.... Fukkin smart arse prick. (It suits me better)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: prodigyrf on December 18, 2021, 02:34:59 PM
Cruisin for a bruisin- https://www.9news.com.au/videos/national/brisbane-thiefs-escape-attempt-in-stolen-landcruiser-foiled/ckxa4iqyp005k0jpfhpt8w69v

Pick on something with auto locking doors methinks but I'm a sucker for happy endings  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on December 18, 2021, 02:56:43 PM
Cruisin for a bruisin- https://www.9news.com.au/videos/national/brisbane-thiefs-escape-attempt-in-stolen-landcruiser-foiled/ckxa4iqyp005k0jpfhpt8w69v

Pick on something with auto locking doors methinks but I'm a sucker for happy endings  ;D

I like how the mrs clobbered him with the plank, then gave chase and sooled the dog onto him. I think the dog was more interested in playing with him though.

Good to see the pr1ck didn't get away with it though.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on December 18, 2021, 03:42:08 PM


It only took a week, but today, my tooth and gum seem 100% with no pain or discomfort in any way baby.

AND..... i'm not dead from blood poisoning either  ;D ;D ;D

[ /quote]

Hi,
   Well that's good news.  Hang on!
Isn't Alcohol an antibiotic? .

Cheers



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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on December 18, 2021, 04:12:39 PM
I like how the mrs clobbered him with the plank, then gave chase and sooled the dog onto him...

Hope they don't get done for assault.....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 18, 2021, 04:20:00 PM

It only took a week, but today, my tooth and gum seem 100% with no pain or discomfort in any way baby.

AND..... i'm not dead from blood poisoning either  ;D ;D ;D

[ /quote]

Hi,
   Well that's good news.  Hang on!
Isn't Alcohol an antibiotic? .

Cheers



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Yeah, but i don't drink alcohol.  :angel:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Moggy on December 18, 2021, 08:40:49 PM
Cricket explained.
"You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side that's been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.
When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!"

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on December 19, 2021, 08:59:26 AM
And some times the grass will grow up to 1.53mm during the day! Amazing!
Cheers


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on December 19, 2021, 10:13:57 AM
And some times the grass will grow up to 1.53mm during the day! Amazing!
Cheers


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So, I take it that you won't be at Bellerive for the fifth Ashes test?  :laugh:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on December 19, 2021, 10:58:23 AM
Hi,
    0% possibility !
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: prodigyrf on December 19, 2021, 11:04:49 AM
Not happy with the depreciation Elon- https://insideevs.com/news/555501/2013-tesla-models-explosion-dynamite/
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Champin on December 19, 2021, 11:23:54 AM
Not happy with the depreciation Elon- https://insideevs.com/news/555501/2013-tesla-models-explosion-dynamite/
Love it.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 19, 2021, 03:33:50 PM
RFS Chrissy party done and dusted.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on December 19, 2021, 10:49:23 PM
 ;D Thought I'd share a bit of Christmas Spirit, Dont want to be labled a Grinch or anything ..Crank up the volume and let the Christmas cheer flow ..  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdH6vAAqvuQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdH6vAAqvuQ)     ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on December 20, 2021, 06:41:29 AM
That will be shown to my 2 1/2 yr old granddaughter who just loves a foofer, can’t wait to see her face. :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on December 20, 2021, 07:24:42 AM
Needed a smile this morning and Frank Kelly and his nav never fail ..on the big screen through the surround ..  ;D ;D  Miss driving my Escorts  .. Might have to find some dirt roads in the state forrest and give the O'l Roll lux a bit of a shift along , dont have to go fast to make it scarey in that thing then :laugh:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlAY-3-SoxE&t=121s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlAY-3-SoxE&t=121s)
As the T-shirt once said ... " The Older I get The Faster I Was " .  ;D   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJn-glDSCDU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJn-glDSCDU)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on December 20, 2021, 07:38:34 AM
https://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/wearables/nuclear-safety-agency-issues-warning-against-popular-anti5g-product/news-story/f0a041bb66e1b0a6e1200f2fa9ecaa82 (https://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/wearables/nuclear-safety-agency-issues-warning-against-popular-anti5g-product/news-story/f0a041bb66e1b0a6e1200f2fa9ecaa82)

Marketed to 5G-consipiracy theorists, nuclear safety authorities have called for a cull of an anti-5G necklace which they say, can damage tissue and DNA.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on December 20, 2021, 09:37:25 AM
https://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/wearables/nuclear-safety-agency-issues-warning-against-popular-anti5g-product/news-story/f0a041bb66e1b0a6e1200f2fa9ecaa82 (https://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/wearables/nuclear-safety-agency-issues-warning-against-popular-anti5g-product/news-story/f0a041bb66e1b0a6e1200f2fa9ecaa82)

Marketed to 5G-consipiracy theorists, nuclear safety authorities have called for a cull of an anti-5G necklace which they say, can damage tissue and DNA.

Typical of many conspiracy theorists, going by hoodoo, instead of scientific evidence. But pretty ironic that some of the pendants are actually radioactive, and pose more of a threat than 5G towers, to themselves.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 20, 2021, 09:55:24 AM
Typical of many conspiracy theorists, going by hoodoo, instead of scientific evidence. But pretty ironic that some of the pendants are actually radioactive, and pose more of a threat than 5G towers, to themselves.
theres all kinds
Sacked for gettin the Vax... (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/wellbeing/newcastle-church-of-ubuntu-sacked-woman-for-getting-covid19-vaccine/news-story/c0c9f6315bb431f1dc460adbb811e0b7)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on December 20, 2021, 10:46:56 AM
Wait for the Ambulance  chaser legal types " No win No pay "  court challenges ..   5 will get you 10 theres going to be legal precidences set and big pay outs awarded ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 20, 2021, 02:34:27 PM
Quote from: edz
Wait for the Ambulance  chaser legal types " No win No pay "  court challenges ..   5 will get you 10 theres going to be legal precidences set and big pay outs awarded ..
x eleventy... be rubbin their hands already
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on December 20, 2021, 08:44:38 PM
theres all kinds
Sacked for gettin the Vax... (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/wellbeing/newcastle-church-of-ubuntu-sacked-woman-for-getting-covid19-vaccine/news-story/c0c9f6315bb431f1dc460adbb811e0b7)

My mrs tried to book a session for Bowen Therapy (more hoodoo, but let's not go there) The woman who I thought seemed a reasonable, even intelligent sort of person, when I had some remedial massage done there. told her "Sorry, we're not taking any bookings for people who have been vaccinated. WTF?., Mrs asked why that was, and was told.. That's just the way it is...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 22, 2021, 10:32:10 AM
how the other 1/2 live

Quote
Racing tycoon Sheikh Mohammed has been told to pay just over $1 billion in Britain’s biggest ever divorce settlement.

The judge described the couple’s “truly opulent and unprecedented standard of living”, where “money was no object”.

This included spending $3.7 million on strawberries in one summer alone, the court heard.

Princess Haya was, the court heard, given $150 million a year for household spending and she and the couple’s children were given access to the Sheikh’s custom-fit Boeing 747, helicopters and his $560 million superyacht.

https://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/husband-ordered-to-pay-exwife-1-billion-in-biggest-ever-divorce-settlement/news-story/72138dd6eadb4e0e9733778df61b487b (https://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/husband-ordered-to-pay-exwife-1-billion-in-biggest-ever-divorce-settlement/news-story/72138dd6eadb4e0e9733778df61b487b)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 23, 2021, 05:21:48 AM
Finishing work for the year, that was a crap one

GG
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: SJindustries on December 23, 2021, 07:55:35 AM
Finishing work for the year, that was a crap one

GG
4 hours to go. Not that were counting

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 23, 2021, 08:14:59 AM
Quote from: SJindustries
4 hours to go. Not that were counting


nutha day to go yet... last few mths have been fairly smooth... last 2 days have been phuckin nightmare.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: SJindustries on December 23, 2021, 08:17:32 AM

nutha day to go yet... last few mths have been fairly smooth... last 2 days have been phuckin nightmare.
Could be worse. Could be me

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 23, 2021, 08:19:53 AM
Could be worse. Could be me
I'd take 4 hours...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on December 23, 2021, 10:24:28 AM
Reading this article about Israeli scientists finding a Roman shipwreck

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-23/roman-treasures-found-in-the-mediterranean/100721284 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-23/roman-treasures-found-in-the-mediterranean/100721284)

"The Roman ship is believed to have originally hailed from Italy".

Who woulda' thunk it ??? ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 23, 2021, 12:42:23 PM

nutha day to go yet... last few mths have been fairly smooth... last 2 days have been phuckin nightmare.

I know what ya mean..... Mowing the grass, working on the car.  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on December 23, 2021, 01:28:40 PM
Reading this article about Israeli scientists finding a Roman shipwreck

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-23/roman-treasures-found-in-the-mediterranean/100721284 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-23/roman-treasures-found-in-the-mediterranean/100721284)

"The Roman ship is believed to have originally hailed from Italy".

Who woulda' thunk it ??? ::)

My God these scientists are a canny lot, Fizzie!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on December 23, 2021, 03:10:52 PM
The Roman Empire was vast, Italy was one small part, think Spain, Portugal, Sicily, Northern Africa, the Arabian Peninsula etc
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 23, 2021, 03:12:49 PM
The Roman Empire was vast, Italy was one small part, think Spain, Portugal, Sicily, Northern Africa, the Arabian Peninsula etc
What have the Romans ever done for us?

Someone had to say it :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: austastar on December 23, 2021, 04:03:11 PM
Hi,

dederunt nobis interesting verba

Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 23, 2021, 04:28:29 PM
What have the Romans ever done for us?

Someone had to say it :)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on December 24, 2021, 07:28:28 AM
The Roman Empire was vast, Italy was one small part, think Spain, Portugal, Sicily, Northern Africa, the Arabian Peninsula etc

No argument!, but as Son 1 also pointed out, the ship couldn't have come from "Italy", because back then, there was no such place!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 24, 2021, 10:20:20 AM
Cheers Bird.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 24, 2021, 04:03:06 PM
Norwegians celebrate Xmas more on the Eve than the day like Aussies do.

Astrid's currently decorating the tree, as today is the day it goes up and stays up for 12 days.

Now, she's just put the lights around the tree and turned on the juice.
Xmas lights, that were made in Norway and had their final inspection for sale in Nov. of 1962 burst into light like they do every year.

I love old Shit.....  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 24, 2021, 04:14:35 PM
Norwegians celebrate Xmas more on the Eve than the day like Aussies do.

Astrid's currently decorating the tree, as today is the day it goes up and stays up for 12 days.

Now, she's just put the lights around the tree and turned on the juice.
Xmas lights, that were made in Norway and had their final inspection for sale in Nov. of 1962 burst into light like they do every year.

I love old Shit.....  :cup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ian6NyXpszw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ian6NyXpszw)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Foo on December 24, 2021, 04:32:00 PM
Norwegians celebrate Xmas more on the Eve than the day like Aussies do.

Astrid's currently decorating the tree, as today is the day it goes up and stays up for 12 days.

Now, she's just put the lights around the tree and turned on the juice.
Xmas lights, that were made in Norway and had their final inspection for sale in Nov. of 1962 burst into light like they do every year.

I love old Shit.....  :cup:

Well come on, where's the friggin photos of them?  ??? ???

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on December 24, 2021, 04:54:58 PM
Norwegians celebrate Xmas more on the Eve than the day like Aussies do.

Astrid's currently decorating the tree, as today is the day it goes up and stays up for 12 days.

Now, she's just put the lights around the tree and turned on the juice.
Xmas lights, that were made in Norway and had their final inspection for sale in Nov. of 1962 burst into light like they do every year.

I love old Shit.....  :cup:
Loved it (not) when they wouldn’t work because there was one blown bulb/globe :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 24, 2021, 05:07:25 PM
Well come on, where's the friggin photos of them?  ??? ???

Foo
He'll be with you soon...
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 26, 2021, 05:14:47 PM
That Xmas 2021 done and dusted.

No pictures of the table setting.
No pictures of what we ate for lunch.
No pictures of what we ate for dessert.
No pictures of what we drank.
No pictures of what we did.
No pictures of the presents.
No pictures of the presents being unwrapped.
No pictures of the tree.
No pictures of decorations on the tree.
No pictures of the tree being assembled.
Astrid bought Mum 3 gifts for Xmas.
These were the only presents purchased.
We gave each other nothing, except maybe a headache.
I managed a lazy 5 hours of driving to Brisbane and back to bring my Mum out here for quite a few hours and then return her to the village on time. (They put her in solitary if she's late)
I spotted a flower seller on the mad mile heading into Wynnum on the way to pick her up.
I relented on my no presents stance.
I decided then and there, if the flower seller was still there when i bring Mum home in the afternoon, i might be able to do a deal on some cheap flowers by days end.
When it was time to drop Mum back to the village, there were storms and rain scattered all over the radar.
I did manage to thread the needle yesterday though and miss some heavy rain and crap.
Tried to haggle with the roadside flower seller late yesterday, ended up paying the full $30 for some flowers for Astrid.
I nearly had the flower sellers measure too, but a sneaky left uppercut was the deal closer in her favour.
$30 was the cheapest flowers she had...... last time i did this, $10 would get you a choice from the top shelf.
As i handed over the money, i became all emotional.
She asked, are you ok?
I said, "Yeah, but this $30 could be going towards an intercooler".
Ya know, for a brief moment, i thought i might've scored the flowers for free.
Next time, I'm going to try crying a lot earlier in the negotiations and see if it works better.
Astrid liked her flowers.
We have a fridge chockers of food.
No alcohol passed my lips (hasn't for 3 years or more)
Has anyone noticed the price of grog?
And ya don't even get to keep it.
Drink it and piss it out again.... stuff that, more money for Marvin parts.
Besides, i'm on the ragged edge for buggered brain cells, so i have to be careful.
Oh well, at least i still have my Xmas spirit.
Shit, nearly forgot, Astrid scored a $5,000 bonus at work. 😀
A $1,000 voucher for Bunnings and 16 x $250 Prepaid Mastercards.
Took me hours the other day to find where she hid them.
Best part is, i can trash 'em, sneak them back into the hiding spot and she'll never know..... well, until she goes to use 'em.
One's been trashed already LOL 🤣
Go Team Marvin.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on December 26, 2021, 07:46:02 PM
Damm those Yanks ..They can do just about anything over there ..This is SO SO COOL .. A Charity day Raising money and giving kids with Special needs an experience ..
Follow Derek from Vice Grip Garages channel a fair bit ...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3Z-0caCvCc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3Z-0caCvCc)    :cup:
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Post by: OldPaj on December 27, 2021, 06:50:04 PM
Damm those Yanks ..They can do just about anything over there ..This is SO SO COOL .. A Charity day Raising money and giving kids with Special needs an experience ..
Follow Derek from Vice Grip Garages channel a fair bit ...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3Z-0caCvCc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3Z-0caCvCc)    :cup:

What can I say but absolutely F'ing brilliant.

Does anyone know if there are any organisations in Au that are doing activities similar?

I think I recall something 4WD Vic was doing similar but I cannot recall any details.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 30, 2021, 12:30:32 PM
Go the commy :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aBxYwbn0Jg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aBxYwbn0Jg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: edz on December 30, 2021, 06:27:38 PM
Pnone call, goes to answering... " Ahh hi Edz this is Rose, Just wondering why you havent come to work this afternoon .  Ohhh UHH What  , ohh its your RDO thats right and your still on holidays till tomorrow, Ohh .. Ok So your all good to be back at work tomorow then ..I'll  see you tomorrow  "  Click .
I go WTF .. How do they get to be in management ..couldnt run a Fnn chook raffle .  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 30, 2021, 08:10:20 PM
LOL, I've heard the same from mates who work for companies, multi nationals.
They've got no idea what day of the week it is.
Then again on Monday I had phone calls from people who had searched local stuff, wanting decks built, concrete pressure cleaned, gutters cleaned.
I replied, 'It's a public holiday'
They said,  You work for yourself.
WTF is wrong with people?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 31, 2021, 08:44:00 AM
Quote from: edz
I go WTF .. How do they get to be in management ..couldnt run a Fnn chook raffle .  ;D
Quite simple...

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Post by: Bird on December 31, 2021, 02:53:39 PM
Impressive home built camper....

https://www.doityourselfrv.com/rocket-inspired-atomic-camper/ (https://www.doityourselfrv.com/rocket-inspired-atomic-camper/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: MDS69 on December 31, 2021, 04:01:41 PM
You know what is making me smile in 2021. It is New Year’s Eve which means this Shit show is nearly over. Unfortunately I don’t think the first 3-6 months of 2022 will be much better.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 31, 2021, 04:25:52 PM
You know what is making me smile in 2021. It is New Year’s Eve which means this Shit show is nearly over. Unfortunately I don’t think the first 3-6 months of 2022 will be much better.
Ahahahaha,
Reckon ya right, it's only just warming up.
Most venues in Yamba are closed tonight, yet places like Byron are operating as normal(reduced numbets).
Also looks like this cyclone heading down the coast will dump a heap here on the Northern Rivers next week.
On a positive, we haven't attended any fires this year, unlike WA & SA.
Stay safe swaggers.
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Post by: plusnq on December 31, 2021, 04:29:40 PM
Impressive home built camper....

https://www.doityourselfrv.com/rocket-inspired-atomic-camper/ (https://www.doityourselfrv.com/rocket-inspired-atomic-camper/)

Pretty cool
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: DandyD on December 31, 2021, 07:02:47 PM
Impressive home built camper....

https://www.doityourselfrv.com/rocket-inspired-atomic-camper/ (https://www.doityourselfrv.com/rocket-inspired-atomic-camper/)

Cool. It looks like the rockets I used to draw when I was small.

I couldn’t help but wonder what the nose weight is on it though.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 31, 2021, 07:14:55 PM
Cool. It looks like the rockets I used to draw when I was small.

I couldn’t help but wonder what the nose weight is on it though.
I was thinking the tail fins and aerodynamics...  either lift the front or tons of weight down on towball
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2021
Post by: DandyD on December 31, 2021, 07:41:46 PM
And why do yanks never seem to fit jockey wheels to the front of their trailers? Moving that thing around must be a pain in the arse.