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Title: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Snow on January 02, 2020, 03:03:25 PM
Locking the 2019 thread n starting this one.  :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on January 02, 2020, 04:33:58 PM
Glad to see ya still with us mate :)
You've been a busy man today.
So many threads Locked :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020aven’t
Post by: Snow on January 02, 2020, 07:07:25 PM
Glad to see ya still with us mate :)
You've been a busy man today.
So many threads Locked :)
G’day Hairs, it was a tough year mate after we lost our youngest bloke. But, it is more than time to get back into the things that make me happy and keep me occupied. Pam and I plan to get the camper out n about more this year. I have been keeping a close eye on the forum but haven’t posted up much.  :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on January 02, 2020, 07:14:14 PM


G’day Hairs, it was a tough year mate after we lost our youngest bloke. But, it is more than time to get back into the things that make me happy and keep me occupied. Pam and I plan to get the camper out n about more this year. I have been keeping a close eye on the forum but haven’t posted up much.  :cheers:

Tough times mate.
Travel safe, would love to catch up with you & Pam.
Take care.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on January 02, 2020, 07:19:06 PM
G’day Hairs, it was a tough year mate after we lost our youngest bloke. But, it is more than time to get back into the things that make me happy and keep me occupied. Pam and I plan to get the camper out n about more this year. I have been keeping a close eye on the forum but haven’t posted up much.  :cheers:

Wondered where you'd got to  :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 04, 2020, 11:49:59 AM
Had a NSW Highway patrol car do a U turn in front of us and go full throttle  on the limiter,  back past us on the way home ..  Those SRT Chrysler 300C's are WICKED ..
You could feel the pounding pulse and vibrations from the exhaust in your chest,  not to mention the noise from it ..
Wow ! this thing was Intense  Grunt all the way ..
Got to speak to a HWP officer a few days earlier [ Random Breath test ] that had one, asked him [ decent fella too ] about them & handling etc .. He reckons he didnt like the 300's at first,  but they do grow on you and the handling isnt too bad for such a big car,   the power they have is way better than the other cars they had so thats a plus ..   ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on January 04, 2020, 11:58:15 AM
Had a NSW Highway patrol car do a U turn in front of us and go full throttle  on the limiter,  back past us on the way home ..  Those SRT Chrysler 300C's are WICKED ..
You could feel the pounding pulse and vibrations from the exhaust in your chest,  not to mention the noise from it ..
Wow ! this thing was Intense  Grunt all the way ..
Got to speak to a HWP officer a few days earlier [ Random Breath test ] that had one, asked him [ decent fella too ] about them & handling etc .. He reckons he didnt like the 300's at first,  but they do grow on you and the handling isnt too bad for such a big car,   the power they have is way better than the other cars they had so thats a plus ..   ;D

We've got one running around here (as well as a BMW) and they do sound good...

Talking to my brother, we reckon that NSW HWP is the only thing keeping that part of FCA alive in Australia... otherwise, who is buying them?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: McTavish on January 04, 2020, 05:58:16 PM
Seeing the ways various communities are coming together to help each other - has made me smile - even out of really tough times - condolences to those experiencing the fires and especially those who have lost loved ones.

I've decided not to share any pollie bashing or negative news on my social media - only positive vibes this year...    Peace Swaggers
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 05, 2020, 12:13:16 AM
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We've got one running around here and they do sound good...
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Thats the one Ed ..... He certainly gives it a work out .. The thing just Thumps ..  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Snow on January 06, 2020, 05:28:28 PM
It’s raining here and down the coast!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MDS69 on January 06, 2020, 05:53:31 PM
It’s raining here and down the coast!!  ;D ;D
yes we are just a little bit east of you at Kellyville Ridge going by your profile and it looks to be a nice little soak.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: JusyApples on January 08, 2020, 08:50:45 AM
Has anyone mentioned Ricky Gervais.


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on January 08, 2020, 04:36:42 PM
I attended today a memorial service for a bloke  I have known for over 26 years, we weren't mates, just a couple of blokes that bumped in each other.
20 years ago Garry was stuck down with a tumor on the brain.
He was given 3 years tops, He refused all the treatments from doctors, he grew his own marijuana, he searched out alternative medicines.
Every year the cops would come and bust him for growing is small crop, he never ever sold it. He fronted court, copped the fine.
He was a Brickies labourer, built his own place, struggled with life and he raised three beautiful kids who are now adults, they have kids(which he got to see and spend time with), his amazing wife taught our three kids at our local Communitty Preschool, where I would spend time with him rebuilding kids equipment, laying pavers/concrete and attend functions/ fund raising events.
From the Day he was given that sentence, he started to wear Hawaiian shirts everywhere, to work, school functions, he always had Zinc on his nose, no matter if the event was of a night.
What an example to all he was.
So today we celebrated his life at the Yamba Tavern, everyone wore a Hawaiian, Zinc cream, thongs(with & without socks).
This is what life is about, enjoying it no matter what it throws at you, AND being a good person, it is not that hard to be a good person.
Cheers.
 
 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on January 08, 2020, 05:57:20 PM
I attended today a memorial service for a bloke  I have known for over 26 years, we weren't mates, just a couple of blokes that bumped in each other.
20 years ago Garry was stuck down with a tumor on the brain.
He was given 3 years tops, He refused all the treatments from doctors, he grew his own marijuana, he searched out alternative medicines.
Every year the cops would come and bust him for growing is small crop, he never ever sold it. He fronted court, copped the fine.
He was a Brickies labourer, built his own place, struggled with life and he raised three beautiful kids who are now adults, they have kids(which he got to see and spend time with), his amazing wife taught our three kids at our local Communitty Preschool, where I would spend time with him rebuilding kids equipment, laying pavers/concrete and attend functions/ fund raising events.
From the Day he was given that sentence, he started to wear Hawaiian shirts everywhere, to work, school functions, he always had Zinc on his nose, no matter if the event was of a night.
What an example to all he was.
So today we celebrated his life at the Yamba Tavern, everyone wore a Hawaiian, Zinc cream, thongs(with & without socks).
This is what life is about, enjoying it no matter what it throws at you, AND being a good person, it is not that hard to be a good person.
Cheers.
 
 
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on January 09, 2020, 06:08:56 AM
Has anyone mentioned Ricky Gervais.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on January 09, 2020, 08:56:14 AM
Really didn't know where you mention this, but it seems like a good thing, so here goes ...

We've spoken several times about mental health, especially for those out bush, & here's someone actually trying to do something about it! :D

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/building-the-mental-health-ship?utm_content=campaigns_one_column15_hero_image&utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bck-01082020emerging&utm_term=#/ (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/building-the-mental-health-ship?utm_content=campaigns_one_column15_hero_image&utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bck-01082020emerging&utm_term=#/)

I'm not suggesting anybody do anything one way or the other - i'm just putting it out for your info :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on January 09, 2020, 12:50:27 PM
I know a lot of it is piss n wind and PR...
But some of the donations to the fire appeal stuff are pretty impressive. Rich, Sports people, media, etc etc....
Certainly makes me smile..

Twiggy Forrest pledges $70 million to bushfire appeal
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Kangaron on January 09, 2020, 01:59:43 PM
Twiggy is worth about 9 Billion.

So the average Australian with a mortgage, couple of kids and living week to week donates $50 is actually making a bigger sacrifice.

But good on Twiggy.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: doc evil on January 09, 2020, 02:00:30 PM
I know a lot of it is piss n wind and PR...
But some of the donations to the fire appeal stuff are pretty impressive. Rich, Sports people, media, etc etc....
Certainly makes me smile..

Twiggy Forrest pledges $70 million to bushfire appeal

Yep, and a 1200 strong volunteer work force......probably his workers.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 09, 2020, 02:13:18 PM
Whats the Tax and other deduction  benefits for donations ..  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on January 09, 2020, 02:40:15 PM
Twiggy is worth about 9 Billion.

So the average Australian with a mortgage, couple of kids and living week to week donates $50 is actually making a bigger sacrifice.

But good on Twiggy.

If you are talking just percentages, then it is equivalent to the average Australian household donating about $7700. Good on him and everyone else who has put their hand in their pocket I say.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on January 09, 2020, 02:47:28 PM
Good on him and everyone else who has put their hand in their pocket I say.

Agreed, I cant recall any other national disaster in Australia garnering this much support from the rest of the world.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on January 09, 2020, 03:00:59 PM
GME radios  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:`

We are honoured to assist in the ongoing bushfire relief efforts by donating 80 UHFs to help keep people safe and connected in bushfire affected areas. Our thoughts are with all those affected by these devastating fires.

We will have more announcements regarding this space in the near future.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on January 09, 2020, 05:19:45 PM
GME radios  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:`

We are honoured to assist in the ongoing bushfire relief efforts by donating 80 UHFs to help keep people safe and connected in bushfire affected areas. Our thoughts are with all those affected by these devastating fires.

We will have more announcements regarding this space in the near future.

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An awesome effort from GME, and also from all those that have put their hand in their Skyrocket, no matter how big or small.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: chester ver2.0 on January 10, 2020, 08:13:32 AM
I am smiling at the naivety of some people on the daily rant thread its just so cute ;D

Apparently Iran and the US can trade rockets but it is still surprising to them that fuel has gone up.

There can be a bush fire that damages a companies infrastructure but it is surprising that their electricity bill is going up.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on January 10, 2020, 09:22:21 AM
Quote from: chester
Apparently Iran and the US can trade rockets but it is still surprising to them that fuel has gone up.

Our local fuel last 2 days has gone back down to $1.34... ????
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on January 11, 2020, 11:29:27 AM
Doing an online survey & the first question was about the value of your investable assets outside of super, so cash, shares etc.

As always, various levels to choose from with the first level being "up to $1 million", continuing through to "more than $700 million" :o

I'm not sure, but I don't think you'd find very many people with more than $700 mill of assets doing online surveys ??? ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 12, 2020, 11:45:22 AM
Being on the fringe of a conversation to do with house Solar and battery set ups. Then to have one of the group talking,  Complaining  about people who had solar,  fitting heaps of LED lighting and then leaving them on virtualy day and night, using too much energy and are part of the problem to do with the climate ... 
Shook the head and backed  away quietly .. ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on January 12, 2020, 12:17:59 PM
Being on the fringe of a conversation to do with house Solar and battery set ups. Then to have one of the group talking,  Complaining  about people who had solar,  fitting heaps of LED lighting and then leaving them on virtualy day and night, using too much energy and are part of the problem to do with the climate ... 
Shook the head and backed  away quietly .. ;D
There was that exact comment written in here not too long ago. Almost word for word.
Perhaps that phrase was uttered by one of the talkback radio gods... ??? ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 12, 2020, 09:59:26 PM
Then someone at my work must have been party to it Pete.. Some of our staff sure have stupid ideas on how they think stuff works ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on January 13, 2020, 07:57:05 AM
Saw this comment a couple of days ago on another forum, where we were also talking about saving power & so on.

"I remember a comment made 25 or so years ago by a technically illiterate member of the public but it always stuck in my mind.

They were fine with the concept of rationing if supply was short but made a point that it should be done in mild weather. So instead of banning air-conditioning on a 40 degree day, it should instead be banned on 30 degree days and the electricity saved could then be used when it’s really hot."

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 13, 2020, 08:10:56 AM
Being on the fringe of a conversation to do with house Solar and battery set ups. Then to have one of the group talking,  Complaining  about people who had solar,  fitting heaps of LED lighting and then leaving them on virtualy day and night, using too much energy and are part of the problem to do with the climate ... 
Shook the head and backed  away quietly .. ;D

That's understandable. All those panels sucking up all the energy from the sun. Geez in 20 years time we'll be going through another Ice age.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 13, 2020, 10:07:01 AM
Curious Planet [ formerly National Geographic ] is closing down, So the wife informed me two days after being anounced .. Thought Id try and pick up a cheap Tello drone in the 40 to 60% of sales .
 Nup all gone, So the wife says  try JB HIFI  and see if they will price match .. Cheering  they did $170 down to $101 .. Got their last instore  Tello  drone  .. ..  ;D ;D
Yeah its a Cheap basic drone, But it  takes decent footage,  although with no gimble,  but it will do what I want it for atm ..
A good learning platform till I can step up to a Mavic Mini ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on January 13, 2020, 10:30:44 AM
Curious Planet [ formerly National Geographic ] is closing down
Shame.. they always seem to have heaps of telescopes... but never seen anybody pick one up.. :( Wonder if they are going cheap..

https://www.stemmayhem.com/australian-geographic-stores-to-close-down/ (https://www.stemmayhem.com/australian-geographic-stores-to-close-down/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on January 13, 2020, 04:42:38 PM
Trying to check them out https://www.curiousplanet.com.au/sale (https://www.curiousplanet.com.au/sale) but keep getting a 503 Unavailable error :'(

It would be nice to be able to see what's available if they want people to buy from them!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on January 13, 2020, 04:54:21 PM
Not so much a smile but pissing myself laughing, eldest daughter telling me she went to do a sinus rinse, grabbed the wrong packet and mixed Ural instead of saline solution.
She reckons it stung a bit. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on January 13, 2020, 06:20:49 PM
Not so much a smile but pissing myself laughing, eldest daughter telling me she went to do a sinus rinse, grabbed the wrong packet and mixed Ural instead of saline solution.
She reckons it stung a bit. ;D ;D ;D


I will be a gentleman and refrain from making some of the obvious comments  :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on January 13, 2020, 07:19:18 PM
Two parts; for those who are up in the NENW (and over to the Coast) at the moment they're likely to have heard the unmistakable sound of a Huey flying over; unfortunately, whilst working on the fires on South Coast, Lucy the pink Huey had a mishap, and ended up in the dam near Eden.

1) Pilot limped away from the ditching of Lucy:
https://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/6574543/pilot-in-helicopter-crash-while-fighting-bushfires-escapes-unscathed/ (https://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/6574543/pilot-in-helicopter-crash-while-fighting-bushfires-escapes-unscathed/)

2) RAN managed to get Lucy out without spilling any oils or fuel.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=575378999690531 (https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=575378999690531)
https://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/6578541/australian-navy-and-army-drag-submerged-helicopter-from-the-drink/?cs=471 (https://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/6578541/australian-navy-and-army-drag-submerged-helicopter-from-the-drink/?cs=471)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on January 13, 2020, 07:53:56 PM
I will be a gentleman and refrain from making some of the obvious comments  :angel: :angel: :angel:

I think her mother and I may have made them.  :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 13, 2020, 10:03:23 PM
Watching an office Wallah in button up shirt / jeans and spotless tan suede boots trying to strut around like a seasoned gritty construction worker while carefully trying not to get his boots dirty .  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: chester ver2.0 on January 14, 2020, 07:51:31 AM
Watching an office Wallah in button up shirt / jeans and spotless tan suede boots trying to strut around like a seasoned gritty construction worker while carefully trying not to get his boots dirty .  ;D

Hey it takes skill discipline and dedication the likes you will never see ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 14, 2020, 09:27:19 AM
The work stained blokes the office Johnny was with just walked straight on through the muck, Pretty boy looked like he was playing Hopscotch
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on January 14, 2020, 11:23:41 AM
The work stained blokes the office Johnny was with just walked straight on through the muck, Pretty boy looked like he was playing Hopscotch
C'mon Edz, you know the rules   :worthles:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on January 14, 2020, 01:05:32 PM
Gold!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on January 14, 2020, 01:07:25 PM
Gold!

love it  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on January 14, 2020, 02:33:38 PM
Wonder if they told the kids what they were doing ??? >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 14, 2020, 02:58:49 PM
Similar to taking  the modem " Charge leads " ...    Knowing the Phone and  Ipad are on about 10 %, Just when they are getting right into a game "  No battery " . works well too .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on January 14, 2020, 03:46:27 PM
Unappreciative kids reminds me of our case, we made sure we had a holiday every year but the rule was as soon as you decided you no longer wanted to go away, that was it, you couldn’t jump on board again next year.  Youngest decided she wasn’t coming to the snowys so mum and dad went alone.
Next year we did six weeks in south west WA, she was not happy when she was told she wasn’t invited and she would have to fend for herself.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: DandyD on January 14, 2020, 05:08:29 PM
I laughed, then realised that we took our 4G modem with us on our last month long trip to WA.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rockrat on January 14, 2020, 07:46:23 PM
I wouldn’t want to put myself through the pain... I’m a realist!


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Rodt on January 15, 2020, 06:03:30 AM
Had to drive to Grafton on Monday to look at a car for my daughter. Took the road from Armidale up to Grafton and was a bit somber when I saw the extent of the damage however was amazed by natures ability to sort it itself out. While there is still a long way to go the amount of green that was/is visible already really made me smile. I have never been through this type of country after a fire before so was amazed how the trees are regenerating with sprouts(?) coming directly out of the trunks and not just regenerating from the branches.

Having trouble resizing pics but when I sort it out I will upload
 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 15, 2020, 10:06:10 AM
Did you come up through Nymboida or out through Glen innes  to Grafton Rod ??
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Rodt on January 15, 2020, 11:38:45 AM
Through Nymboida mate
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 15, 2020, 11:42:18 AM
It seems our posty might be playing silly buggers and ditching our mail,  after we got his arse kicked just before Christmas. Seems he cant tell one end of the alphabet from the other when it comes to street names for delivering mail .
Thinking he might need to get punted . Will start by sending some letters via priority / registered and normal to our selves all documented day / date and time posted , to see if any get through to us ..
Anyone else have similar troubles have other ideas ?
I just love dealing with Wankers that want to play games .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 15, 2020, 11:45:57 AM
EDIT :   Dont know what happened there double up some how .. must be trying to up the post counts again  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on January 15, 2020, 12:02:20 PM
You're stuttering again Edz   ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: #jonesy on January 15, 2020, 04:22:29 PM
It seems our posty might be playing silly buggers and ditching our mail,  after we got his arse kicked just before Christmas. Seems he cant tell one end of the alphabet from the other when it comes to street names for delivering mail .
Thinking he might need to get punted . Will start by sending some letters via priority / registered and normal to our selves all documented day / date and time posted , to see if any get through to us ..
Anyone else have similar troubles have other ideas ?
I just love dealing with Wankers that want to play games .
Five minute chat and a bottle of red for Xmas has my posted sorted for the next year.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 15, 2020, 06:23:56 PM
Tried the Nice and got a Smart arsed who gives a Shit in return  .. Hence the complaint  being put in .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rapid80 on January 15, 2020, 06:25:12 PM
Bribing a public official and admitting to it in public now that makes me smile.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: #jonesy on January 15, 2020, 06:49:37 PM
Better not mention what I gave him the previous Xmas.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on January 15, 2020, 07:12:25 PM
Bribing a public official and admitting to it in public now that makes me smile.

Public official ??  Ha ha.....a postie is an employee who drops a letter or two into a letterbox...or in the above case, can't even do that !!

Now, a politician is supposed to be a public official......and bribing is normal practise for them !!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on January 15, 2020, 07:54:28 PM
There's always a way   ;D think outside the square. We had a garbo that repeatedly put our bin down in the driveway just where we couldn't see it till the last moment, came very close to a couple of rear enders. I lodged complaints to the council about it and the contractor boss always called and said they'd spoken to the driver but nothing changed untill the last time he called me.
This time I just told him if it happened again I would ring work cover and report his company for deliberately creating a dangerous situation.That driver was never seen again and the bin has never been put in the drive way again.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 15, 2020, 08:02:44 PM
  https://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/blog/what-are-the-penalties-for-tampering-with-mail-in-australia/ (https://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/blog/what-are-the-penalties-for-tampering-with-mail-in-australia/) .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rockrat on January 15, 2020, 08:50:46 PM
Edz, I hope you haven’t gone and done something stupid... seeing you are looking at websites for criminal lawyers.



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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 15, 2020, 08:59:22 PM
Nah  just looking to see what penalties might be applied to things is all, deal with law affected stuff 5 days a week, not about to something silly ..
 Seems a few posties in OZ have been a bit silly and got caught out in recent times, when you Google it .
ANYWAY back to WHAT MADE YOU SMILE  stories .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on January 16, 2020, 08:18:56 AM
Love him or hate him Nick came through this time, HIS IDEA   :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-15/australian-open-rally-for-relief-almost-5-million-for-bushfires/11871752?WT.ac=statenews_vic (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-15/australian-open-rally-for-relief-almost-5-million-for-bushfires/11871752?WT.ac=statenews_vic)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on January 16, 2020, 11:24:03 AM
My wife told me that women are better at multi-tasking than men, so I told her to sit down and shut up............................... she cant seem to do either?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 16, 2020, 01:42:34 PM
 ;D ;D Does anyone know what happened to Spadz ... He made a comment on here and seems to have gone missing ..   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 16, 2020, 03:34:46 PM
He's sitting there with stars still spinning around his head  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Brij on January 16, 2020, 07:34:19 PM
Love him or hate him Nick came through this time, HIS IDEA   :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-15/australian-open-rally-for-relief-almost-5-million-for-bushfires/11871752?WT.ac=statenews_vic (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-15/australian-open-rally-for-relief-almost-5-million-for-bushfires/11871752?WT.ac=statenews_vic)

I was lucky enough to be there last night and I was surprised at the maturity shown by him, mind you he had a pretty low bar to rise above.

The banter between him and the crowd, and his fellow players was very good, and entertaining, all without getting smart mouthed.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 16, 2020, 08:49:57 PM
Daughter / partner and grandson just lobbed in with a present . A "  Mine Lab 66 Go find " . Another gadget .. ;D
 Seems I now can join the metal detecting brigade .. Probably not the flashest thing as detectors go, but appreciated none the less .
Hope it picks up gold .... Nuggets would be good but will settle for coins rings watches etc to keep me in  beer / play money .  ;D ;D
 have to wait now till days off for that though ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on January 17, 2020, 07:49:55 AM
Maybe they're suggesting that you could use it to hunt around the front yard & see if you could find a pile of untouched metal sitting out there somewhere ??? >:D ;D :-*

http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=55999.0 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=55999.0)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 17, 2020, 08:32:20 AM
I'll have you know Mr Fizz, I touched that pile of metal just the other day ....



















































 Had to move it to mow ! thankyou  very much .. ;D ;D   The bits for the mig have showed up, so as soon as its back up and running I might get  " motyvated "  enough to glue some Gal tubes together ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: HEM19X on January 17, 2020, 09:40:05 AM
The sight & sound of heavy rain....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 17, 2020, 10:01:41 AM
Unfortunitely its passing over us, bulk of it is going straight down the beach line here at the border  ...  Not even a spit here 1.5 km in from the coast  . :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: chester ver2.0 on January 17, 2020, 12:40:35 PM
Got me a couple of green sprouts comeing up through my tumbleweed lawn after some rain
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on January 17, 2020, 01:44:46 PM
Received conformation yesterday that one of the Homesteads our club helps NPWS maintain has survived the fires, some have not, but this old Girl has
Cunglebung Homestead
 :cup:
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on January 17, 2020, 02:14:53 PM
The rain water that makes the top of the washing line post "ting"

Took us ages the first time to work out what it was, but it only happens when the tree above has enough water on the branch to then cause a drip that then hits the cap on top of the 50mm square post.

Currently have a backyard that is slightly water logged, and a driveway and front yard that is trying to become a river.

Oh, and I might have to pick wife and motorbike up... luckily she's just got herself a Grom and it fits in the back of the 80!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on January 17, 2020, 03:01:23 PM
The rain water that makes the top of the washing line post "ting"

Took us ages the first time to work out what it was, but it only happens when the tree above has enough water on the branch to then cause a drip that then hits the cap on top of the 50mm square post.

Currently have a backyard that is slightly water logged, and a driveway and front yard that is trying to become a river.

Oh, and I might have to pick wife and motorbike up... luckily she's just got herself a Grom and it fits in the back of the 80!

So glad to hear many of the fire effected areas are getting some rain, hopefully it is widespread and helps with some drought effected areas as well.
None to speak of in SA, dry start to the year 7mm in total.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bmwfreak on January 17, 2020, 05:05:10 PM
We’re not fire effected, but the drought is fairly severe.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200117/b4ebbae14b1d97684533413d7a8eb2d0.jpg)

If this continues moving in a southerly direction, we could get a decent bit for the tanks


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on January 17, 2020, 05:27:46 PM
Yep,
Seeing a lot of the east coast getting a good drink, it has lifted peoples spirits.
Cheers
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rockrat on January 17, 2020, 06:21:25 PM
Apparently 150mm out at Chinchilla today.

 Maybe i should’ve planned to replace the driveway earlier!


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on January 17, 2020, 07:11:47 PM


Oh, and I might have to pick wife and motorbike up... luckily she's just got herself a Grom and it fits in the back of the 80!

What's a Grom mate ??
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on January 17, 2020, 07:29:05 PM
What's a Grom mate ??
https://motorcycles.honda.com.au/Naked/GROM (https://motorcycles.honda.com.au/Naked/GROM)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on January 17, 2020, 07:42:09 PM
What's a Grom mate ??

One of them:

https://motorcycles.honda.com.au/Naked/GROM (https://motorcycles.honda.com.au/Naked/GROM)

Best described as a bike that is far too small for me to ride...

She'd been looking for one for ages, and then really put her mind to it last week - brand new they're only $4250 and trying to find a used one with sensible kms for less than $3k is stupid. Suddenly one popped up on Farcebook, and we ended up with a 2yr old one with 2,000km on the clock for $2500 (unregistered) - rego and insurance was only 4 fill ups of the FZJ80's tanks...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on January 18, 2020, 06:33:24 AM
Parts of the Clarence Valley have had over 140ml of rain over night.
The dam across from us been dry for a couple of years, now it is over flowing.
Hope everyone is getting some of this liquid gold.
  :cup: :cup: :cup:
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rockrat on January 18, 2020, 07:35:13 AM
We had good steady rain in Brisbane overnight


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on January 18, 2020, 07:51:36 AM
We had good steady rain in Brisbane overnight


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Seen pictures this morning that the M1 near Oxenford? I think, was closed due water over the road.
We have another 34ml since 6am, that's a rough total of over 240ml
Lets hope it is getting across the range and into western districts.
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 18, 2020, 09:51:52 AM
Just over 200 mm here at the Border since midnight and loving it .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on January 18, 2020, 10:00:08 AM
238 mm here at Gulmarrad since yesterday and its still pissing down.

 :cup:



UPDATE:

308 mm since yesterday and still raining  ;D

Late night gauge check : 348 mm since yesty  8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Rodt on January 18, 2020, 06:25:11 PM
13mm on Wednesday with not a drop since  :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: alnjan on January 18, 2020, 08:12:26 PM
My old Man, this November he will be 90.  Rings me this morning to tell me he had 400mls of rain overnight and the new tank out the front is full.  Great News for him. 

Rings me back this afternoon and says you know how I told you I had 400mls.  As the inner part of the rain gauge over flows it fills into the larger outer casing, which you tip back into the inner gauge to take the rainfall reading.  At some stage during the day he remembered the inner tube only holds 25mls not 100mls.  He had about 107mls, not over 400mls. 

But his new tank is still full. 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on January 19, 2020, 12:36:48 PM
Seeing this mentioned:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1297030550487690&set=p.1297030550487690&type=3&eid=ARAXKCr_eGaaPNRyjItIjtOOZfi0DmTZk9NnD6eGctz0JZyjbL66ijrFmD1NMAxeccz3XK8PLlDbNN-D&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARCzhY033MQjzIvfSuEHR5M4ZYiXgtWxFbEKrHpOojqKdbjmZXWK1hb0aBCn5u89UHe0IANKeADXJi8UmUj2W7ha-lmR4KSdXMA9r8Nf8vrJbLrVSStVzatREc-3Doc9PnFLWIusEzNhXMWz0LZNI0MTyypaIel97vdz_CDP4GEgGyRtU99oN3LRr9HLX0bO6CF5Ce1JN2gHe84GEQaVZ_IxbJHy87eYGAxF0i3FSQMO6qcFZaO3gK5KDTNab-blHCshyEiN5f8FhuwnJBSMcxNznnqtedLTMzLrU_T_3j4SFBk2nNegS8MF-9SFPeUGVTkCqjVNyoOphcnfY55X&__tn__=EEHH-R (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1297030550487690&set=p.1297030550487690&type=3&eid=ARAXKCr_eGaaPNRyjItIjtOOZfi0DmTZk9NnD6eGctz0JZyjbL66ijrFmD1NMAxeccz3XK8PLlDbNN-D&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARCzhY033MQjzIvfSuEHR5M4ZYiXgtWxFbEKrHpOojqKdbjmZXWK1hb0aBCn5u89UHe0IANKeADXJi8UmUj2W7ha-lmR4KSdXMA9r8Nf8vrJbLrVSStVzatREc-3Doc9PnFLWIusEzNhXMWz0LZNI0MTyypaIel97vdz_CDP4GEgGyRtU99oN3LRr9HLX0bO6CF5Ce1JN2gHe84GEQaVZ_IxbJHy87eYGAxF0i3FSQMO6qcFZaO3gK5KDTNab-blHCshyEiN5f8FhuwnJBSMcxNznnqtedLTMzLrU_T_3j4SFBk2nNegS8MF-9SFPeUGVTkCqjVNyoOphcnfY55X&__tn__=EEHH-R)

For those who don't FacePlant, water is running into Leslie Dam, & it's gone from 4% to nearly 7.5% in 2 days! ;D

There's a lot more needed, but at least it's a start :cup:

Edit, first link didn't work - sorry about the massive one.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Foo on January 19, 2020, 04:51:33 PM
Nothing, I want the year over already!  >:(

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: warthog on January 19, 2020, 08:24:33 PM
Yeah I could fast forward it a bit too.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Rodt on January 20, 2020, 09:27:36 AM
At the Cold Chisel Blood Moon Tour Concert yesterday / last night and Jimmy saying at the end "Big week in Tamworth this week but Get F***ed I'm not singing a f***in country song"

Gold  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Kangaron on January 20, 2020, 10:13:20 AM
At the Cold Chisel Blood Moon Tour Concert yesterday / last night and Jimmy saying at the end "Big week in Tamworth this week but Get F***ed I'm not singing a f***in country song"

Gold  :cup:

Was there as well, a great night.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Craig Tomkinson on January 20, 2020, 04:15:59 PM
Started back at work today Cleaning our local high School, Had to laugh as the Deputy Principle left the Aircon in his room running for 4 weeks, it started dripping the hole room carpet desks and anything around the drip zone soaked, Just laughed it off, Thank firetruck it was not me my boss lady would still be rabbiting on about and may of lost my Job, Craig   
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rags on January 20, 2020, 07:02:58 PM
At the Cold Chisel Blood Moon Tour Concert yesterday / last night and Jimmy saying at the end "Big week in Tamworth this week but Get F***ed I'm not singing a f***in country song"

Gold  :cup:

We had intentions of going but had my nights mixed, thinking it was Saturday night, home by Sunday. Obviously not and had a commitment this morning, bugger.
How was PK?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Rodt on January 21, 2020, 06:19:04 AM
We had intentions of going but had my nights mixed, thinking it was Saturday night, home by Sunday. Obviously not and had a commitment this morning, bugger.
How was PK?
Being a teenager in the 80s I thought he was pretty hot s**t
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Rodt on January 21, 2020, 06:21:20 AM
Was there as well, a great night.

Down in the crowd? Geez it was packed in. The crowd dynamics were pretty interesting ie: anything from young kids, people in their 20s up to people with walking frames and scooters

I was also amazed the amount of people that left early well before the end
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on January 21, 2020, 07:01:32 AM
The crowd dynamics were pretty interesting ie: anything from young kids, people in their 20s

Talking about this fantastic band they've found out about, & not understanding why all these old fuddie-duddies are here ??? ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on January 21, 2020, 07:23:02 AM
Talking about this fantastic band they've found out about, & not understanding why all these old fuddie-duddies are here ??? ::)

And then wondering why all of those old fuddie-duddies suddenly left about 20 minutes before Downtown Abby was due to start showing on the ABC.... ;D ;D ;D

I was also amazed the amount of people that left early well before the end
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Kangaron on January 21, 2020, 07:37:16 AM
Down in the crowd? Geez it was packed in. The crowd dynamics were pretty interesting ie: anything from young kids, people in their 20s up to people with walking frames and scooters

I was also amazed the amount of people that left early well before the end
No, not cattle class, gave that away years ago.
We paid the extra and well worth it.
Reserved seats, our own toilet and bar within 30 meters.
Nice BBQ and drinks included.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on January 21, 2020, 09:01:15 AM
Quote from: Rodt
I was also amazed the amount of people that left early well before the end
Probably when the threat of country music started :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MattNQ on January 21, 2020, 09:04:03 AM
Found this amusing....
Isn't a secret review normally supposed to be...umm.....secret?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200120/a2222854d1ff441a16d3e988fb7185ec.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 21, 2020, 09:32:48 AM
Thats where the Pscych part of it comes into play ... Secret Squirrel them first, But it might only get a snapshot of the big picture . Then oops our bad, let the cat out of the bag and watch them all to see who runs to and talks to who .. To get the rest of  the players ..   ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Rodt on January 21, 2020, 09:58:52 AM
No, not cattle class, gave that away years ago.
We paid the extra and well worth it.
Reserved seats, our own toilet and bar within 30 meters.
Nice BBQ and drinks included.

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Well there you go so were we. Probably pushed you out of the way to get to the gourmet food. I was the designated driver though so no drinkies for me
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Rodt on January 21, 2020, 10:00:08 AM
Probably when the threat of country music started :D

Luckily they got it out of the way early and then rolled into Paul Kelly and Chisel to finish the night  :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on January 21, 2020, 01:31:06 PM
https://www.facebook.com/VirginCheeseVegan/videos/2067591053348450/ (https://www.facebook.com/VirginCheeseVegan/videos/2067591053348450/)

and

https://www.facebook.com/DailyMail/videos/3273346906058368/ (https://www.facebook.com/DailyMail/videos/3273346906058368/)

Should work for those without FB
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on January 21, 2020, 06:38:48 PM
The dog is just as happy as me when the water tanks are full. ;D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200121/e4446c49ba0ecae5903961e8a2707a9d.jpg)

And what a storm it was this afternoon that finally filled the tanks.....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 22, 2020, 09:17:50 AM
Hahaha, good one @Pete79
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on January 22, 2020, 09:18:30 AM
The dog is just as happy as me when the water tanks are full. ;D

And what a storm it was this afternoon that finally filled the tanks.....


Yep, looks like he's having fun ;D

How much did you get, Pete ???

That's a what - 20kl ???
Title: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on January 22, 2020, 11:20:07 AM
Cheers guys.
Got just over 60mm yesterday afternoon.

We have 75,000L total storage and had 2 empty tanks since about October. We bought 14,000L a couple of weeks ago for the 3rd time in the last 6 months.

We’re planning to put in another 50,000L later in the year to try and get us through those dry Sep-Dec months that we seam to be having more consistently now days.
As I mentioned earlier, we miss probably 80% of the storms in those months and now that we have 2 houses on the property we need that little bit extra storage to get us through till the proper rains come in late January.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MattNQ on January 22, 2020, 12:33:14 PM
Gotta laugh at Trump's Space Cadets new uniform...
Some of the twitter comments are  :cup:
https://www.cnet.com/news/new-space-force-uniforms-mocked-by-star-wars-fans/?fbclid=IwAR3_3SJ-eIwYfg95Dd2DvGwAWlqQtLeNcFdq0yDbnFzr1tRe_Hj6uo40gaw (https://www.cnet.com/news/new-space-force-uniforms-mocked-by-star-wars-fans/?fbclid=IwAR3_3SJ-eIwYfg95Dd2DvGwAWlqQtLeNcFdq0yDbnFzr1tRe_Hj6uo40gaw)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MB TD42 on January 22, 2020, 12:33:25 PM
So satisfying...

https://youtu.be/LHiPMLELjUE

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 23, 2020, 08:42:33 AM
I might actualy watch some TV if this sort of stuff was  allowed to be on again    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP1Y-tIJ370 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP1Y-tIJ370)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on January 23, 2020, 09:46:29 AM
While looking at BBC archive on Terry Jones... saw this gem

https://twitter.com/BBCArchive/status/1220028351538008064 (https://twitter.com/BBCArchive/status/1220028351538008064)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 23, 2020, 10:44:39 AM
Gotta laugh at Trump's Space Cadets new uniform...
Some of the twitter comments are  :cup:
https://www.cnet.com/news/new-space-force-uniforms-mocked-by-star-wars-fans/?fbclid=IwAR3_3SJ-eIwYfg95Dd2DvGwAWlqQtLeNcFdq0yDbnFzr1tRe_Hj6uo40gaw (https://www.cnet.com/news/new-space-force-uniforms-mocked-by-star-wars-fans/?fbclid=IwAR3_3SJ-eIwYfg95Dd2DvGwAWlqQtLeNcFdq0yDbnFzr1tRe_Hj6uo40gaw)

This suggestion cracked me up:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on January 23, 2020, 12:08:13 PM
Check out this auction

https://www.facebook.com/thegarageauctions/ (https://www.facebook.com/thegarageauctions/)  63 photos!!!

Mega May clearance auction, one not to be missed. Years & years of collecting including vintage cars, motorcycles, stationary engines, pedal cars, vintage lawn mowers, traps, toys, scales, workshop equipment and much more. Mid north coast more details will be announced soon. Follow us here or subscribe to our website to be kept updated www.thegaragecollectableauctions.com.au
No sales prior to auction
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on January 23, 2020, 01:41:03 PM
Check out this auction

https://www.facebook.com/thegarageauctions/ (https://www.facebook.com/thegarageauctions/)  63 photos!!!

Mega May clearance auction, one not to be missed. Years & years of collecting including vintage cars, motorcycles, stationary engines, pedal cars, vintage lawn mowers, traps, toys, scales, workshop equipment and much more. Mid north coast more details will be announced soon. Follow us here or subscribe to our website to be kept updated www.thegaragecollectableauctions.com.au
No sales prior to auction

Looks like about 10 Posties there
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 23, 2020, 01:56:28 PM
Looks like about 10 Posties there

Yes, there is a plethora of postie bikes  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on January 23, 2020, 02:53:22 PM
Looks like about 10 Posties there
might be where all the IT's are hidden too .. i can see 4 and an old YZ125 by the look of it... and a restorer PE... and even some old Ossa's.

But the pedal car collection is impressive.. those things pull big $$
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 23, 2020, 11:00:50 PM
Russias version of Bush Mechanics .... Garage 54  these guys drink too much  home brew Vodka ..   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWhDXVsPRWs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWhDXVsPRWs)   . ...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGWHZecSiXc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGWHZecSiXc)    ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: plusnq on January 23, 2020, 11:08:16 PM
I always thought my Lada was under powered but that wasn’t a solution I considered . 😂😂😂
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on January 24, 2020, 08:50:27 AM
Russias version of Bush Mechanics .... Garage 54  these guys drink too much  home brew Vodka ..   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWhDXVsPRWs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWhDXVsPRWs)   . ...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGWHZecSiXc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGWHZecSiXc)    ;D ;D
(https://img.memecdn.com/oh-those-russians_o_1582519.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 24, 2020, 11:52:15 AM
Thick cut fresh bread,  lightly toasted and smothered in some of the finest smoothest wild sourced Sugar bag Honey Ive ever tasted [ Thanks to my Nephew for the kilo tub of it ]  ..  Im a kid back on the the farm again  ;D ;D  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on January 24, 2020, 12:16:28 PM
Thick cut fresh bread,  lightly toasted and smothered in some of the finest smoothest wild sourced Sugar bag Honey Ive ever tasted [ Thanks to my Nephew for the kilo tub of it ]  ..  Im a kid back on the the farm again  ;D ;D  :cup:

Argh, I’m so jealous and bloody hungry now.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on January 24, 2020, 01:00:33 PM
Thick cut fresh bread,  lightly toasted and smothered in some of the finest smoothest wild sourced Sugar bag Honey Ive ever tasted [ Thanks to my Nephew for the kilo tub of it ]  ..  Im a kid back on the the farm again  ;D ;D  :cup:
Found this once, cant find it again
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bmwfreak on January 24, 2020, 05:32:51 PM
Found this once, cant find it again
(https://gwftiptop.s3.amazonaws.com/b754a3d4452584b250e83fd09766dfd2.png)
Hey Bird, try here
 https://www.tiptop-foodservice.com.au/distributor/state/vic#state (https://www.tiptop-foodservice.com.au/distributor/state/vic#state)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bmwfreak on January 24, 2020, 05:34:09 PM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on January 24, 2020, 08:48:51 PM
A friend took this pic this evening from their front yard, not far from we use live some some 26 years ago.
Maclean, looking west over the junction of south arm & The Clarence river towards Lawrence & the Broadwater.
Gods Country.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200124/dfb1afbd55afdf4c398bef544145faba.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on January 24, 2020, 09:15:44 PM
This makes me smile.  ;D

Going to be a great afternoon for a great charity.  :cup:

https://www.facebook.com/events/614045782684132/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/614045782684132/)

https://nswbash2020.everydayhero.com/au/team-woolly (https://nswbash2020.everydayhero.com/au/team-woolly)

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on January 25, 2020, 08:30:13 AM
(https://img.memecdn.com/oh-those-russians_o_1582519.jpg)

"Meanwhile in Russia" while his overalls say USCG ???

Didn't think the US Coast Guard operated in Russian waters all that often ??? >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 25, 2020, 09:10:28 AM
Picky ... Details details ... Its the thought that counts Fizz ... Might be on a trip to Siberia  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on January 25, 2020, 10:42:00 AM
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on January 25, 2020, 10:52:01 AM
^^^^

Cheers
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: doc evil on January 25, 2020, 12:18:55 PM
Stolen from farcebook. It is just brilliant.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on January 25, 2020, 01:47:19 PM
Burrumbuttock Hay Run coming into Armidale today.

The sense of pride in other Aussies is really strong, and the willingness to help one another has really shown through.

Only worry is that there might be some who don't get an allocation even though they've put in...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on January 25, 2020, 02:26:03 PM


Only worry is that there might be some who don't get an allocation even though they've put in...
I am a committee member of The Lawrence Rodeo, our rodeo in 2018 gave $27 000.00 back to the local communitty. We had enough funds to purchase $25 000.00 worth of hay, have trucked to drought stricken areas between Warrick and Tamworth to farmers that support local rodeo's, our biggest fear was that those that needed it most would not recieve it.
What we did was, we found out who there locally was organising hay for that desperately needed it and donated money for them to purchase it on our behalf.
It was then distributed accordingly.
That worked well.

It is a hard one to decide who is deserving of help sometimes.
This is true also of floods of past years, here in the Clarence, some people claimed goverment assistance when they were not effected.

Still, Austrians are awesome in times of need, great to see.


Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: briann532 on January 25, 2020, 02:34:26 PM
I moved house about 3 years ago.
Packed boxes etc. etc.
Moved house twice since and today I was cleaning out towels and sorting some into rags, some into car towels etc.

Finally found the new ipad I bought 3 years ago. Nice and safely wrapped in a towel!!!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on January 26, 2020, 06:19:46 AM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on January 26, 2020, 02:33:07 PM
You reckon reversing a trailer is hard ??? Pffft >:D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxr83Vkrh00 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxr83Vkrh00)


*** Spoilers Alert ***

Don't watch this bit if you don't want to! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWfKj187-4A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWfKj187-4A)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: simmo_33 on January 26, 2020, 04:10:07 PM
Waking up this morning knowing that I live in a great country.
Despite the hardships we encounter we still keep getting back up for more.
The misses and I have just spent 6 days in Adelong NSW. Some of the farmers stories are tragic but every single one of them I have met are determined not to be beaten by drought, fire or flood.
Their resilience is amazing.
A great example for so many people who think they are so hard done by.
Aussie spirit at its best.
Happy Australia Day everyone
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: shakey55 on January 27, 2020, 05:16:00 AM
Went to the local Australia Day Parade at Camden (NSW) and what a good turnout by the locals.

During the parade the RFS by far received the longest and loudest cheer

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on January 27, 2020, 10:28:22 PM
Finally getting around to putting up the old camper tent, getting some photos, and putting it on FB and Gumtree.

I didn't even get to link to it on here, after it being a lawn ornament for over a year, it was gone in a few hours for the (realistic) asking price.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 28, 2020, 12:43:10 PM
HE WHO DARES WINS ... Not a motto just for the SAS ...    Erwin Bachman  did this late in the war 1945, Got to admire the mans courage
 against the odds ..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86K0ncTkAkA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86K0ncTkAkA)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on January 28, 2020, 01:14:15 PM
Our 11 year old  Autistic grandson moving in , (permanently we hope). He needs a lot of love and structure in his life at the moment.It's going to be hard for him, new school tomorrow, no mates, but we're hopefull we can carry it off   :)
Becoming a father at 73 is going to be fun   ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: paceman on January 28, 2020, 01:48:26 PM
Our 11 year old  Autistic grandson moving in , (permanently we hope). He needs a lot of love and structure in his life at the moment.It's going to be hard for him, new school tomorrow, no mates, but we're hopefull we can carry it off   :)
Becoming a father at 73 is going to be fun   ???

good luck... i hope it works for him and you... it's a fantastic thing you are doing for your family.

we have two autistic sons, 11 and 9... happy to take a PM if you want to chat...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 28, 2020, 02:01:47 PM
Structure and love Huh, Reckon there will be truck loads of it ... If you ever need an ear Ex I'm a PM away ...
 This might / might not be of some help   https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-24/sydney-dad-james-bests-radical-approach-to-autism-parenting/8723172 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-24/sydney-dad-james-bests-radical-approach-to-autism-parenting/8723172)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on January 28, 2020, 03:16:57 PM
Good on ya Xcvator,more power to you.
Not the same situation but we have hade our 35 year old daughter and our granddaughter living with us for over 4 1/2 months now, some days I miss the peace and quiet but it is handy having an extra pair of arms around the place sometimes.
All the best mate.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: briann532 on January 28, 2020, 03:32:55 PM
Our 11 year old  Autistic grandson moving in , (permanently we hope). He needs a lot of love and structure in his life at the moment.It's going to be hard for him, new school tomorrow, no mates, but we're hopefull we can carry it off   :)
Becoming a father at 73 is going to be fun   ???

Good on you not only for doing it, but looking forward to it. People like you make the world a better place.
I'm sure the rewards will go both ways.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on January 31, 2020, 12:52:27 PM
 ;D   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gavx54dKYvI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gavx54dKYvI)   .. In the comments section 
 Apparently after this an old retired RAF gentleman wrote a letter to the times saying  "  that it was bad form, in his day the whole Squadron would have followed him through.  "        ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on January 31, 2020, 01:59:20 PM
Good on you not only for doing it, but looking forward to it. People like you make the world a better place.
I'm sure the rewards will go both ways.


Bugga, seems I've flucked up the image I've been trying so hard for years to cultivate from copying "Bird "   ;D ;D ;D   
Title: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on January 31, 2020, 08:52:56 PM
Caught up with an old mate this afternoon.
He was my older neighbor growing up as a young fella and happened to coach me in under 15s footy.
 
Over 25 years later without any Facebook or twitter rubbish, he’s searched my out, got my phone number off another old mate and gave me a call to arrange a visit.
How good is it to have friends that are happy to go out of their way to pay you a visit, just to catch up for a few hours while they’re in town for a couple of days....

And 25 years later he is coaching another footy team of young kids. I’m positive he’s still being a great role model for those boys and they’ll have an awesome end of year trip like we did all of those years ago.

Some people in this world do make me smile. :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on February 01, 2020, 05:44:53 PM
Yep.
That would be pretty cool Pete.


This gave me smile.
Ahahaha(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200201/0f11e68da79a466c559737b7cc0d5665.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on February 01, 2020, 06:48:38 PM
This gave me a big smile today. ;D

Our two youngest ( 10 & 12) competed in the Speedo Sprint Series in swimming today in Lismore.
The kids race in a heads up format ( finals only racing) to get the opportunity to be a member of the North Coast swim team & compete at Homebush in Sydney.
Even though both our kids narrowly missed out this time they still swam their hearts out and the definitely can hold their heads high for their performance today.
Very proud parents ATM.
https://nsw.swimming.org.au/events/upcoming-swimming-nsw-championship-calendars (https://nsw.swimming.org.au/events/upcoming-swimming-nsw-championship-calendars)

 :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on February 04, 2020, 03:21:36 PM
There is quite a few I would love to do this to   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on February 05, 2020, 09:02:02 AM
I like the idea - good to see the Gov doing *something* to help

Quote
A golden ticket fishing lottery is hoping to attract visitors to bushfire-affected areas in Victoria.

About 1000 fish in the rivers and lakes of East Gippsland and north-eastern Victoria will be tagged with golden markers.

The first 10 anglers to report their tagged catch to the Victorian Fisheries Authority will pick up $10,000, while tagged fish caught after that will earn $2000 with the prize pool capped at $500,000.

Minister for Fishing and Boating, Jaala Pulford, told Ross and John all the fish will be edible but some will need to be caught and released.

Anglers must be licensed to participate.

With 300 fish tagged, the competition is expected to last about 12 months, depending on its popularity.
https://www.3aw.com.au/10k-golden-fish-up-for-grabs-for-anglers-who-support-bushfire-zones/ (https://www.3aw.com.au/10k-golden-fish-up-for-grabs-for-anglers-who-support-bushfire-zones/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on February 05, 2020, 10:57:41 AM
Is there much water left in those rivers
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on February 05, 2020, 11:19:16 AM
Is there much water left in those rivers
Shhhhhhhhh...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on February 05, 2020, 11:21:06 AM
There is quite a few I would love to do this to   ;D ;D

Reminds me of this https://youtu.be/bah_B7YW2Lk (https://youtu.be/bah_B7YW2Lk)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on February 06, 2020, 08:45:48 AM
I like the idea

But which is it ???

"About 1000 fish in the rivers and lakes of East Gippsland and north-eastern Victoria will be tagged ... With 300 fish tagged"
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Kangaron on February 06, 2020, 09:49:47 AM
from Vic Fisheries.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on February 06, 2020, 09:52:53 AM
(https://media.riffsy.com/images/b42e5f3d8f30192fb8aa48ee8ce5245f/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on February 06, 2020, 06:13:15 PM
Cant please everyone ...
 Couple of weeks ago It was all about the Drought and the Fires and wishing for the Rains from the locals around here ... Now weve had a couple of good  dumpings in the past week or so around here   and all of a sudden Its Jeezus this rains a nuisance wish it would stop ... WTH ..
Send her down Huey send her down I say .Even though Im out in it at night for work . Bugger the grass and its speed growing .. Dumped 130 mm from the gauge and its still raining steady with the odd 2+" an hour type falls .. Send it down . ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: alnjan on February 06, 2020, 06:17:44 PM
Cant please everyone ...
 Couple of weeks ago It was all about the Drought and the Fires and wishing for the Rains from the locals around here ... Now weve had a couple of good  dumpings in the past week or so around here   and all of a sudden Its Jeezus this rains a nuisance wish it would stop ... WTH ..
Send her down Huey send her down I say .Even though Im out in it at night for work . Bugger the grass and its speed growing .. Dumped 130 mm from the gauge and its still raining steady with the odd 2+" an hour type falls .. Send it down . ;D ;D ;D

Climate Change - the new Normal      8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on February 06, 2020, 06:34:01 PM
An old mate just sent me this ..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSytAgtLqVw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSytAgtLqVw)   :cup: :cup:  Attitude   :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on February 06, 2020, 07:08:44 PM
Edz,
It's media bloody driven.
A neighbour said they when to Grafton today, it's their shopping day.
They said thete was panic buying, everyone was talking about the flood coming.
Doesn't help when our doppey councilors post in our local FB raterpayers/business owners group that people need to 'Take action NOW'.
WTF.
If the Clarence floods from this, WFM.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on February 07, 2020, 09:24:35 AM
Man Erects $4000 Giant Statue To Give Town Council the Bird
(https://returntonow.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/c99fffc5-401c-4fa8-9958-833cedcd7a67-finger_4.jpg)

https://returntonow.net/2019/11/20/man-erects-4000-giant-statue-to-give-town-council-the-bird/ (https://returntonow.net/2019/11/20/man-erects-4000-giant-statue-to-give-town-council-the-bird/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on February 07, 2020, 04:52:14 PM
Before you start popping that bubble wrap – remember the air in it comes from China... :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on February 09, 2020, 09:38:11 AM
& sticking with a similar thought ;D

Was walking past the Toolshop in the BGS yesterday, & noticed a sign at the checkout "Sorry, we are out of P2 masks & don't know when fresh stocks will be available".

Pointed it out to Mrs, who said "& just think for a moment where the masks are being made"!  :o >:D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on February 09, 2020, 09:59:05 AM
And further to that....
Someone got in a bit of trouble over this one. ;D

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on February 09, 2020, 12:31:57 PM
Picked up from a buy swap sell group  this morning a pair of Maxxis M/T Bighorn 764's 32x11.5x15 for 4 pineapples(200 bucks).
90% tread.
Winning.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200209/7c16fd576b3696a48958d3d363b76c56.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on February 09, 2020, 02:02:53 PM
Picked up from a buy swap sell group  this morning a pair of Maxxis M/T Bighorn 764's 32x11.5x15 for 4 pineapples(200 bucks).
90% tread.
Winning.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200209/7c16fd576b3696a48958d3d363b76c56.jpg)
Nice pickup.... one day you'll graduate to real sizes :P :P :P
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on February 09, 2020, 02:09:30 PM
The dude riding his jetski through maccas drive through in the floods in NSW LMAO!`
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on February 09, 2020, 03:41:12 PM
Nice pickup.... one day you'll graduate to real sizes
LOL,
One day
cheers mate.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on February 09, 2020, 05:08:56 PM
The dude riding his jetski through maccas drive through in the floods in NSW LMAO!`

Just down the road from where I live.......he is saying they can't do anything because he wasn't actually on the road.....but I'm sure the cops will have something they can charge him with ?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on February 09, 2020, 06:21:58 PM
Quote from: gronk
Just down the road from where I live.......he is saying they can't do anything because he wasn't actually on the road.....but I'm sure the cops will have something they can charge him with ?

I dont see the issue with what he did... not like there would be any pedestrians standing in shoulder deep water.

Im sure if he was rescuing people they'd be licking his crackers instead of trying to break em.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: jfella on February 09, 2020, 06:41:16 PM
Agree - harmless fun...people are unfortunately too quick to whinge these days about everything


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on February 09, 2020, 07:03:44 PM
He didn't actually drive thru the drive thru, although he said he thought about it.
Todays news there was a bloke on a surfski who did go thru the drive thru....but the maccas was closed !
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: wattazuk on February 09, 2020, 07:45:45 PM
Wait until the powers that be have to deal large 4x4 rescue vehicles that drive through the floods fast enough to make waves big enough to break shop front windows as happened where I used to to live a few years ago, then they will have a real reason to complain but won't.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on February 11, 2020, 04:38:50 PM
New toy added to the collection.
Working in bathrooms with no ventilation has got the better of me this summer.
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: chester ver2.0 on February 12, 2020, 08:18:31 AM
Just down the road from where I live.......he is saying they can't do anything because he wasn't actually on the road.....but I'm sure the cops will have something they can charge him with ?

Funny how things change. About 10 or so years ago when we had the Newcastle flood a friends boyfriend took to his Jetski in the streets and helped people take their pets and belongings to higher ground and was labelled a local hero.

What is the world coming too when you cant even rip the SeaDoo down to grab a big Mac in the wet
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on February 13, 2020, 07:45:10 AM
The whinging and bitching complaining about the rain .. from all the Blowin new to the area types .. Because they cant do what they want too ..
Gets their hair wet on the way to the hairdressers, Messes with their make up, their manucurist isnt open due to the weather, their shoes get wet ...  Everything is damp ....On n on n on n on .. and thats just from the eerrr men ! .
Welcome to the way our local weather Normaly is at this time of year,   Johnny come latelies  ...  1000 mm and counting ..  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on February 13, 2020, 08:35:18 AM
1000 mm and counting ..  ;D ;D

For the day, week or year so far ??? ;D

Same, same - a few years ago, the weather suddenly changed back to what it used to be all summer long, with a short, sharp storm at 3pm (perfectly timed to get the kids coming out of school >:D), which then cleared to a beautiful evening.

Ahh, the whinging & carry on! >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on February 13, 2020, 01:49:48 PM
Last 20 days :  Jan / Feb Fizz . Our area has just been declared a Natural Disaster zone ..... Apparently ..
 Got me beat, Roads are clear,  Places are open and trading, river not up in houses like a few years ago, bit of localised standing water, some local roads closed due to minor flash flooding .. Seen it 100 times worse than this before it got declared a Natural Disaster in the past .
Looks like Govco are Gun shy after the Bush fires and want to be seen to be handing out the cash .. Still 2 years till the next election
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on February 14, 2020, 09:12:02 AM
Last 20 days :  Jan / Feb Fizz .

You're a little bit ahead of us - 987.5 since 12/1.

& the sun is out this morning for the first time in 10 days, so the Hills are Alive with the Sound of Washing Machines ;D, as the humidity is already climbing through the 000s  :'(

Quote

Our area has just been declared a Natural Disaster zone ..... Apparently ..

Wow!

Was talking to a mate who lives at Murwillumbah yesterday & he didn't mention that things were that bad! ::)

& he should probably know - he's involved with RFS & also lost his shop at South Mur'bah after Debbie's floods  :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on February 14, 2020, 09:16:52 AM
An interview with one of the Battle of Britains top aces .. in 1978 ... " Ginger " Lacey gives his straight down the line frank responces to the questions ..
Quote : One of the reasons we have a break down in discipline in society / people today, Is they have had no war to fight ..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axDoDXQjo24 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axDoDXQjo24)  .. ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on February 14, 2020, 09:20:53 AM
You're a little bit ahead of us - 987.5 since 12/1.

& the sun is out this morning for the first time in 10 days, so the Hills are Alive with the Sound of Washing Machines ;D, as the humidity is already climbing through the 000s  :'(

Wow!

Was talking to a mate who lives at Murwillumbah yesterday & he didn't mention that things were that bad! ::)

& he should probably know - he's involved with RFS & also lost his shop at South Mur'bah after Debbie's floods  :'(


https://www.facebook.com/notes/tweed-shire-council/tweed-declared-natural-disaster-area/2221128981528674/ (https://www.facebook.com/notes/tweed-shire-council/tweed-declared-natural-disaster-area/2221128981528674/)  From the council themselves ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on February 14, 2020, 10:30:52 AM
Was having a kranky morning at work due to my incredibly low tolerance of d1@kheads, then got a text "say school is closing- come and get your kids"..... could barely hold in the grin as I told the d1(kheads to sort out their own S#1T as I had to go  ;D

Chillaxin at home now, and I recon the boss will be about to implode it work  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on February 14, 2020, 10:50:47 AM
Word of the day for you Spadz.....  I use it ....Ummm a lot ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on February 14, 2020, 10:57:24 AM
Word of the day for you Spadz.....  I use it ....Ummm a lot ..

 :cup:
Will be on the back of my monitor Monday morning  8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Moggy on February 14, 2020, 06:40:50 PM
Hahahaha hahahaha "tropical storm" Hahahaha hahahaha, 60mm is a light shower, come to NQ well show you a tropical storm (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200214/8132e19c36b7e5b4b138e7f068b7294a.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on February 14, 2020, 09:00:05 PM
BIG smiles today.  ;D ;D

My son Nathan swam in his school swimming carnival today.

He took out 11 y/o Boys age champion  :cup: :cup:

6 first place ribbons & 2 second places.
All his squad training has paid off  8)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on February 14, 2020, 09:30:07 PM
BIG smiles today.  ;D ;D

My son Nathan swam in his school swimming carnival today.

He took out 11 y/o Boys age champion  :cup: :cup:

6 first place ribbons & 2 second places.
All his squad training has paid off  8)

(https://i.ibb.co/4WJ1ymr/Capture.png) (https://imgbb.com/)
:cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bkim on February 15, 2020, 12:30:54 AM
Hahahaha hahahaha "tropical storm" Hahahaha hahahaha, 60mm is a light shower, come to NQ well show you a tropical storm (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200214/8132e19c36b7e5b4b138e7f068b7294a.jpg)

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When one of my cousins in Townsville went to live in Melbourne about 40 years ago, there was a "big" downpour on Melbourne Cup afternoon just after the race, 32mm in 2 hours, cars were swamped, trams flooded, you name it and it happened! her boss asked what would happen back home for her?

her response, dad would have been able to mow the grass that afternoon as the "light shower" would have settled the dust and it wouldn't get in the house and upset her mum!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: briann532 on February 15, 2020, 06:48:00 AM
Just down the road from where I live.......he is saying they can't do anything because he wasn't actually on the road.....but I'm sure the cops will have something they can charge him with ?

No harm no foul.
Cops should just hi five him and have a laugh.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on February 15, 2020, 08:49:09 AM
Word of the day for you Spadz.....  I use it ....Ummm a lot ..

Wonder if Ford knew that one when they used it ??? ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on February 15, 2020, 08:50:24 AM
He took out 11 y/o Boys age champion  :cup: :cup:

Good on him! :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on February 15, 2020, 03:50:54 PM
 :cup: :cheers:
'Wife Builds Husband A Pub In Their Backyard So Husband Will Stay Home & Stop Going Out For Drinks'
https://awesomejelly.com/wife-builds-husband-a-pub-in-their-backyard-so-husband-will-stay-home-stop-going-out-for-drinks/ (https://awesomejelly.com/wife-builds-husband-a-pub-in-their-backyard-so-husband-will-stay-home-stop-going-out-for-drinks/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on February 15, 2020, 07:24:03 PM
:cup: :cheers:
'Wife Builds Husband A Pub In Their Backyard So Husband Will Stay Home & Stop Going Out For Drinks'
https://awesomejelly.com/wife-builds-husband-a-pub-in-their-backyard-so-husband-will-stay-home-stop-going-out-for-drinks/ (https://awesomejelly.com/wife-builds-husband-a-pub-in-their-backyard-so-husband-will-stay-home-stop-going-out-for-drinks/)

Fair dinkum....the reason a bloke goes out for a drink is the get away from the wife.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on February 15, 2020, 10:24:42 PM
:cup: :cheers:
'Wife Builds Husband A Pub In Their Backyard So Husband Will Stay Home & Stop Going Out For Drinks'
https://awesomejelly.com/wife-builds-husband-a-pub-in-their-backyard-so-husband-will-stay-home-stop-going-out-for-drinks/ (https://awesomejelly.com/wife-builds-husband-a-pub-in-their-backyard-so-husband-will-stay-home-stop-going-out-for-drinks/)

What a lot of bull, it's just another man cave   ;D ;D :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on February 15, 2020, 11:18:37 PM
This one is the best though   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uiaYwJkW4Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uiaYwJkW4Q)    :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on February 16, 2020, 06:24:38 AM
 :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on February 16, 2020, 09:04:49 AM
This one is the best though   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uiaYwJkW4Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uiaYwJkW4Q)    :cheers:

Oooh yeah   :cheers: :cup: :cheers: :cup: :cheers: :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on February 16, 2020, 01:07:12 PM
Fair dinkum....the reason a bloke goes out for a drink is the get away from the wife.  ;D ;D
Love ya work mate.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on February 16, 2020, 01:41:10 PM
Got the ride on mower out for the first time in about 12 months... started first go (well, it would do with the Land Cruiser battery straight to the starter motor and a good dose of Start Ya Bstard... but that's the normal way of starting the damn thing) and then stopped 100m down the road... pushed it back, put some fresher fuel in and some wax and grease cleaner, and repeat... got 100m through the paddock grass this time... then the belts started to slip and smoke... and then the thing stalled on me... push it back 200m and put it away this time.

All in a productive effort at cutting the grass... now, back to looking for small tractor and slasher instead....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on February 16, 2020, 02:23:08 PM
Got the ride on mower out for the first time in about 12 months... started first go (well, it would do with the Land Cruiser battery straight to the starter motor and a good dose of Start Ya Bstard... but that's the normal way of starting the damn thing) and then stopped 100m down the road... pushed it back, put some fresher fuel in and some wax and grease cleaner, and repeat... got 100m through the paddock grass this time... then the belts started to slip and smoke... and then the thing stalled on me... push it back 200m and put it away this time.

All in a productive effort at cutting the grass... now, back to looking for small tractor and slasher instead....

Hey Ed, get a lamb, it's like camping, it has 2 uses  :laugh: :laugh: :angel:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on February 16, 2020, 03:12:49 PM
Hey Ed, get a lamb, it's like camping, it has 2 uses  :laugh: :laugh: :angel:

Yeah, we did see the friends who we had the lambs from the other day. Its tempting to get the buggers back now to get the grass down... They went as they were starting to eat everything in reach.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on February 16, 2020, 06:06:58 PM
I might have made a mistake there, if you're from NZ, there might be 3 reasons   >:D >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rockrat on February 16, 2020, 06:58:30 PM
It was good to see how green it is just west of Brisbane, near Somerset Dam.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on February 16, 2020, 07:02:15 PM
I might have made a mistake there, if you're from NZ, there might be 3 reasons   >:D >:D
Seems like you might like to "borrow" his lamb for your grass eh xcvator?  ;D 8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on February 16, 2020, 08:18:29 PM
Seems like you might like to "borrow" his lamb for your grass eh xcvator?  ;D 8)

Nah mate, can't run fast enough anymore   ;D :angel:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on February 16, 2020, 08:22:51 PM
Nah mate, can't run fast enough anymore   ;D :angel:
aww, thats too baaaaaad  8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on February 16, 2020, 08:29:37 PM
Bugga off Mark, gunna take me an hour to clean the bloody keyboard now  :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on February 17, 2020, 06:31:00 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd2iiclRn5A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd2iiclRn5A)    :cup: :cup: :cup: rubbery figures ..  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on February 17, 2020, 07:48:23 AM
I might have made a mistake there, if you're from NZ, there might be 3 reasons   >:D >:D

Do you shear???...........nah mate, get your own said the Kiwi  >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on February 17, 2020, 02:24:20 PM
xcvator rounding up his ride on mowers for a full service  8)
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on February 17, 2020, 02:46:16 PM
xcvator rounding up his ride on mowers for a full service  8)

 :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on February 17, 2020, 02:48:08 PM
xcvator rounding up his ride on mowers for a full service  8)
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on February 17, 2020, 07:58:13 PM
xcvator rounding up his ride on mowers for a full service  8)
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That's just so wrong..............................................................no gumboots   ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on February 17, 2020, 08:05:27 PM
That's just so wrong..............................................................no gumboots   ;D

Only need the gumboots if there's no cliff...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on February 18, 2020, 07:58:02 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtdtzQ0Slrk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtdtzQ0Slrk)   10 for sure on the lift of half pirrulette and half pike landing .. :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on February 18, 2020, 07:35:47 PM
Got a nice upgrade on my Corolla hire car today.


It wasn’t only getting bumped up to an M series BMW X5 that made me smile.
But driving around Sydney without having to worry about indicators and getting priority at the very end of every merging lane sure did have me grinning.... ;D :P
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bigpickle on February 18, 2020, 08:19:26 PM
This raised a smile today

Quote
Sumo wrestling is a most intense sport.
The majority of bouts are over in 10 seconds.
Ten seconds of fat bodies slapping together furiously, then collapsing onto the floor.
It's a bit like watching Americans having sex, but it lasts longer.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on February 19, 2020, 08:07:45 AM
This raised a smile today



 :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on February 19, 2020, 05:35:25 PM
New set of boots for the old girl.
All for under $1000, rego check, both front wheel bearings nipped up, Tyre monitors installed, wheel alignment.
Sure, I got 2 tyres for 100 bucks each(brand new), but hey.
Bighorn, 32x11.5 15" 764 M/T
Winner winner Chicken Dinner.
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on February 20, 2020, 06:26:11 PM
https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/local-derro-puts-holden-badge-back-on-his-chevrolet-commodore-in-touching-display-of-respect/ (https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/local-derro-puts-holden-badge-back-on-his-chevrolet-commodore-in-touching-display-of-respect/)
Local Derro Puts Holden Badge Back On His Chevrolet Commodore In Touching Display Of Respect.
That's just retarded.  8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: glenm64 on February 20, 2020, 07:09:53 PM
https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/local-derro-puts-holden-badge-back-on-his-chevrolet-commodore-in-touching-display-of-respect/ (https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/local-derro-puts-holden-badge-back-on-his-chevrolet-commodore-in-touching-display-of-respect/)
Local Derro Puts Holden Badge Back On His Chevrolet Commodore In Touching Display Of Respect.
That's just retarded.  8)
More from the Betoota.
Ford to recall BA Falcons due to late night traction control problems.

https://www.betootaadvocate.com/breaking-news/ba-falcon-recalled-after-late-night-back-street-traction-control-issues/


Cheers Glen

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on February 20, 2020, 07:13:31 PM
More from the Betoota.
Ford to recall BA Falcons due to late night traction control problems.

https://www.betootaadvocate.com/breaking-news/ba-falcon-recalled-after-late-night-back-street-traction-control-issues/ (https://www.betootaadvocate.com/breaking-news/ba-falcon-recalled-after-late-night-back-street-traction-control-issues/)


Cheers Glen

I was listening to the pod cast the other day and cracked up at that one.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on February 22, 2020, 11:41:17 AM
Carpeted by the duty manager for not securing / locking up and doing certain jobs, Told him I dont realy care .. " Well you should " was the reply ..
Yes you are right " I would if I was on duty and not on RDO's at the time "  ;D ;D Ever seen a puffed up person DEFLATE and wither up  ;D ;D
Anything else Im in the Sh*t for then ? NUP ! Oh well I'll get on with sorting out the mess Ive been left " By someone WHO DIDNT DO THEIR JOB " then .. ;D ;D ;D
Morale of the story,  If youre going to carpet someone,  get your facts right first . ;D ;D Apparently I have a bad attitude  ;D ;D
 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on February 22, 2020, 06:11:18 PM
Cruisin' smiles  ;D

A mate & his wife took us and the kids out on his new cruiser last weekend.Cruised up & down the Clarence River for the day as well as lunch of fish & chips.  :cup:
Life Is Good  ;D
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on February 23, 2020, 08:19:53 AM
Apparently I have a bad attitude  ;D ;D

No!!! >:D

As for the rest of it ...  :cup: :cup: :cup: ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on February 23, 2020, 11:21:24 AM

 Apparently I have a bad attitude  ;D ;D
 

I've been meaning to discuss this with you a few times Edz  >:D ;D ;D ;D ;D you need to drop your game a bit   :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Rodt on February 24, 2020, 08:27:09 AM
Completed the final heavy lifting component of moving daughter No 2 to Armidale on the weekend in advance of her starting year 1 of her Primary Education degree. It was a bit emotional for her and her mum but it is good to see her moving on with the next stage of her life  :cup:

My bank balance is struggling at the moment but she will get herself sorted in a new town soon enough (hope so anyway) and it should reduce the pressure a bit.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on February 24, 2020, 01:10:47 PM
Completed the final heavy lifting component of moving daughter No 2 to Armidale on the weekend in advance of her starting year 1 of her Primary Education degree. It was a bit emotional for her and her mum but it is good to see her moving on with the next stage of her life  :cup:

My bank balance is struggling at the moment but she will get herself sorted in a new town soon enough (hope so anyway) and it should reduce the pressure a bit.

Sling me a PM if you/she has any dramas up here, or working through the uni bureaucracy. I can't help much with colleges, but can help with the rest.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Rodt on February 24, 2020, 03:54:47 PM
Sling me a PM if you/she has any dramas up here, or working through the uni bureaucracy. I can't help much with colleges, but can help with the rest.

Thanks Ed will do. Let me know if you hear of anyone looking for a room to rent in a house. We have bought her most of the essentials ie: fridge, kitchen stuff, table, lounge chair, TV etc so they would only need to have what they want for their room. Will be getting her the nbn setup soon so a deal can be done there also

Thanks again
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MattNQ on February 25, 2020, 09:20:54 AM
Reckon all suburbs should do this on occasions to brighten the world a bit.


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on February 25, 2020, 02:00:31 PM
From webs



The Darling River is running past Dunlop Staton near Louth.

The flow is expected to reach Wilcannia and the Menindee Lakes in March.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on February 25, 2020, 07:53:22 PM
Parents landed from the UK today; first time since 2016 they've been out (we went back over in 2018) in part due to the declining health of my Grandparents, both of whom died coming up to 12 months ago.

Grandfather was very well travelled, and always said to my parents to travel well... so this trip they did business class with Etihad out:
1) The 1st leg was shared with the Roosters on their way back from playing in the UK
2) They got upgraded for the longer leg into Sydney

Only the 2nd time that Dad had ever flown 1st class (at the peak of his work travel, he was in the air on 4 days of the week... and back then 1st wasn't as good as it is now), but they said it was quite spectacular... and the Qantas Link Dash8 was a bit of a comedown after that!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on February 26, 2020, 09:09:13 AM
Jail house justice :D :D :D


Quote
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/02/22/inmate-jonathan-watson-says-he-killed-2-molesters-california-prison/4842042002/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/02/22/inmate-jonathan-watson-says-he-killed-2-molesters-california-prison/4842042002/)

"I was mulling it all over when along came Molester #1 and he put his TV right on PBS Kids again," he wrote, according to the newspaper chain. "But this time, someone else said something to the effect of 'Is this guy really going to watch this right in front of us?' and I recall saying, 'I got this.' And I picked up the cane and went to work on him."

Watson said he then left the housing pod to find a guard and turn himself in, but on the way, he saw "a known child trafficker, and I figured I'd just do everybody a favor," Watson wrote. "In for a penny, in for a pound."

"Being a lifer, I'm in a unique position where I sometimes have access to these people and I have so little to lose," Watson wrote. "And trust me, we get it, these people are every parents' worst nightmare."
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on February 26, 2020, 09:44:58 AM
Jail house justice :D :D :D

Wow!

"And trust me, we get it, these people are every parents' worst nightmare."

Hell of thing to say about a likely convicted murderer (even before this!) but good on him.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on February 26, 2020, 05:52:02 PM
This should be a rant, but it's not :)
Just got a fine in the mail for under 10 k's over, $121.00 1 piont, my trailer rego,
Ulmarra south bound, 4.43pm.
That would mean, the two B Doubles in front and the 6 or more cars behind me would of got pinged as well.
What cracks me up is, that 7 days before I Shite myself as I when through it and my GPS was showing that I was 12km over.
Haven't received a fine for that.
So, these cameras can't be accurate.


Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on February 26, 2020, 06:51:38 PM
Just had a very big storm pass over here................35 mm in just 15minutes.
The thunder cracks were the loudest i have heard in a long while. ???

Storm is currently heading in a north west direction.
Hope it makes its way where its needed more than here.  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on February 27, 2020, 08:53:18 AM
Just got a fine in the mail for under 10 k's over, $121.00 1 piont, my trailer rego,

So your trailer was speeding, but you weren't ???

Got too be a loophole there somewhere! >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on February 27, 2020, 08:57:49 AM
So your trailer was speeding, but you weren't ???

Got too be a loophole there somewhere! >:D
Ask to see the photo :D :D :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on February 27, 2020, 11:32:04 AM
A group of vehicles in the photo, so you all get sent a fine .. The ones that dispute it get dropped and they pocket the fines from those that think Ahh jees's I got busted .  ;D ;D Ask for the photo .
Your's might be the only plate they can read .. AKA the trailer plate ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on February 27, 2020, 12:15:45 PM
Coronavirus update;
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a guide to facial hair and respirator mask fit that's way more detailed than you'd probably expect.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on February 27, 2020, 01:50:22 PM
Coronavirus update;
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a guide to facial hair and respirator mask fit that's way more detailed than you'd probably expect.

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Looks like I’m gunna die. ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on February 27, 2020, 02:48:44 PM
Looks like I’m gunna die. ???
So are you a Ducktail or French Fork.... ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on February 27, 2020, 04:03:55 PM
So are you a Ducktail or French Fork.... ;D
Nope, Grey ol full beard.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on February 27, 2020, 04:39:36 PM
A group of vehicles in the photo, so you all get sent a fine .. The ones that dispute it get dropped and they pocket the fines from those that think Ahh jees's I got busted .  ;D ;D Ask for the photo .
Your's might be the only plate they can read .. AKA the trailer plate ..

It's a two lane road,  :'(

Did the crime, I'll pay the fine and claim it as a work expense  :angel:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on February 27, 2020, 09:07:50 PM
Parents are over visiting, so we had some neighbours round for a few drinks and some nibbles at 6pm... eventually the mozzies drove people away at 8... I think it would have carried on for much longer as we all just stood around chatting. So different as last time we'd (us and neighbours) all met up for drinks was just before Christmas when it was so dry; a bit of rain and some sun, and the world is so much better.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Rodt on February 28, 2020, 06:46:17 AM
Interesting Ed. I had it in my head (no scientific basis at all) that around Armidale it would be too high and chilly to have much in the way of mozzies. Don't mean in the middle of the scrub and forests due to the amount of vegetation and protection.

Learn something new every day  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on February 28, 2020, 07:03:35 AM
Coronavirus update;
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a guide to facial hair

Without being racist in any way, that's going to be a major problem for the World's male Muslim population.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on February 28, 2020, 09:02:23 AM
Quote from: Fizzie
Without being racist in any way, that's going to be a major problem for the World's male Muslim population.

"Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned millions of Muslim pilgrims entering the kingdom to visit the holy city of Mecca"
https://www.theage.com.au/world/middle-east/amid-coronavirus-fears-saudi-arabia-suspends-pilgrimages-japan-closes-schools-20200228-p5456k.html (https://www.theage.com.au/world/middle-east/amid-coronavirus-fears-saudi-arabia-suspends-pilgrimages-japan-closes-schools-20200228-p5456k.html)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on March 02, 2020, 09:36:07 AM
This made me smile today.. ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 02, 2020, 10:05:13 AM
Not a bad little camper for a family of five ...For a cost of $1200  and a few months work   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UJ6mnlqSTQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UJ6mnlqSTQ)  .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: #jonesy on March 02, 2020, 10:26:54 AM
Finished product was closer to $5k. USD.  Still not bad.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on March 02, 2020, 02:34:32 PM
Young bloke put in for a traineeship with Council several weeks back.

Had first round of interviews last week, then just got a call for a second interview, tomorrow! ;D

Here's hoping!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 03, 2020, 03:16:00 PM
 :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:


Quote
People who think toilet paper is the most important thing to stock up on during a viral outbreak are probably not smart enough to survive it, new research has confirmed.

With supermarkets around the country selling out of toilet paper, health authorities have reminded people that you cannot eat toilet paper or use it to treat viral outbreaks. But experts say that the warning may be too late for some.

“What we found is that people who weirdly think that buying 800 rolls of toilet paper will somehow protect them from a viral pandemic are probably most susceptible to catching the virus,” lead researcher Natasha Innis said. “I’m not convinced they actually know what this is”.

She said there were other items they might like to consider. “Like soap. There’s still plenty available on shelves apparently”.

She said one woman who panic-bought two shopping trolleys worth of toilet paper later died of hunger. “She forgot to buy food unfortunately. But at least in her final moments she was able to wipe herself with 700 linear metres of quality 3 ply”.



http://www.theshovel.com.au/2020/03/03/people-panic-buying-toilet-paper-are-most-likely-to-die-from-coronavirus-new-research-confirms-%ef%bb%bf/ (http://www.theshovel.com.au/2020/03/03/people-panic-buying-toilet-paper-are-most-likely-to-die-from-coronavirus-new-research-confirms-%ef%bb%bf/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on March 03, 2020, 04:39:30 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

 Great news !!!
Chelsea & her relay team placed 2nd in their relay at Regional in Coffs Harbour today are off to State swimming in Homebush,Sydney.She PB'd her 50 mtr freestyle with a 33.37 sec.

Go Chelsea !!
Very very proud of our daughter and how hard she has worked to get to where she is atm.  :cup: :cup:

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on March 03, 2020, 05:24:51 PM

Very very proud of our daughter and how hard she has worked to get to where she is atm.  :cup: :cup:

As well you should be  :cup:

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on March 03, 2020, 06:05:21 PM
As well you should be  :cup:
Cheers mate.
She is very determined girl atm.Trains four days a week as well as Sat mornings.

 :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 03, 2020, 10:02:38 PM
I  was talking with a work mate this arvo about quitting my job and staring up  a new Corona virus inspired bussiness, " Budget Removals "   ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU0d8kpybVg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU0d8kpybVg)  ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: shakey55 on March 04, 2020, 05:38:45 AM
Young bloke put in for a traineeship with Council several weeks back.

Had first round of interviews last week, then just got a call for a second interview, tomorrow! ;D

Here's hoping!



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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 04, 2020, 09:06:32 AM
great new game for the family


Create your own Pandemic Legacy experience
Designed by Rob Daviau and Matt Leacock
Perfect for 2-4 players
Standard game duration 60 minutes
Suitable for children's 13 years and above

https://www.amazon.com.au/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0816BPM6T/ozbargain-22 (https://www.amazon.com.au/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0816BPM6T/ozbargain-22)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 04, 2020, 09:11:16 AM
Wondered what people were doing with all that Date Roll.
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 04, 2020, 09:12:40 AM
Wondered what people were doing with all that Date Roll.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200303/28cc61f2ff6214b9d50215dbbf99dd3a.jpg)
wonder what this bloke would make of it....LMAO
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 04, 2020, 09:29:55 AM
Comments on the Age site about panic buying

"Woolworths and others should go further. They need to ask for ID and keep records of purchases to prevent hoarding of these essential items"

FFS....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 04, 2020, 09:41:49 AM
Had to go shopping this morning ...Our local Woolies has been nearly cleaned out of Shite paper,  hand canitisers etc . bottled water and canned foods ..
Just out in front of Woolies is a Jewelers .... Obviously very community minded, They have these signes up saying " FREE INSPECTION and RING CLEAN "  So I just casualy enquired as to how things were  going now that Woolies has run out of toilet paper ..




















" APPARENTLY I'M  NOT WELCOME TO ENTER  THEIR STORE " Ever again .. ;D ;D     Some people just dont have a sense of Humour ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 04, 2020, 09:51:20 AM
Had to go shopping this morning ...Our local Woolies has been nearly cleaned out of Shite paper,  hand canitisers etc . bottled water and canned foods ..
Just out in front of Woolies is a Jewelers .... Obviously very community minded, They have these signes up saying " FREE INSPECTION and RING CLEAN "  So I just casualy enquired as to how things were  going now that Woolies has run out of toilet paper ..




















" APPARENTLY I'M  NOT WELCOME TO ENTER  THEIR STORE " Ever again .. ;D ;D     Some people just dont have a sense of Humour ..
Ahahaha,
Cheers :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 04, 2020, 09:59:34 AM
Had to go shopping this morning ...Our local Woolies has been nearly cleaned out of Shite paper,  hand canitisers etc . bottled water and canned foods ..
Just out in front of Woolies is a Jewelers .... Obviously very community minded, They have these signes up saying " FREE INSPECTION and RING CLEAN "  So I just casualy enquired as to how things were  going now that Woolies has run out of toilet paper ..




















" APPARENTLY I'M  NOT WELCOME TO ENTER  THEIR STORE " Ever again .. ;D ;D     Some people just dont have a sense of Humour ..
:cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 04, 2020, 10:52:41 AM
Just letting you all know I am safe.
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bigfish on March 04, 2020, 11:27:27 AM
Rang my mate in Melbourne and said that we should cancel our 10 day fishing trip to Karumba and with the money just buy 2000 rolls of bog paper and hand wash.. 

Poor bloke hasn,t a clue as too how serious it will be when the sky falls!!!

Told me to F off and we are going fishing.... Suppose I,ll have to go to keep him happy!  Oh well.... :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: #jonesy on March 04, 2020, 11:49:21 AM
I actually had to go buy toilet paper today, only cause we were down to the last few rolls.
Amazed at how many people were buy multiple packs.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 04, 2020, 01:30:26 PM
I actually had to go buy toilet paper today, only cause we were down to the last few rolls.
Amazed at how many people were buy multiple packs.
6 women here at work shot off in all directions at lunch looking for Shit tickets, none to be found..

cant wait for the pisstake ads to show up on ebay LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!


... people seem to have confused the "wash your hands regularly" message with a "wipe your arse regularly" message
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Gandalf the White on March 04, 2020, 03:25:14 PM
Just letting you all know I am safe.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200304/688a86eedb213a6f76986a1b5ff7afcb.jpg)
so are you saying we should stop worrying about you🤔🤭😂
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MattNQ on March 04, 2020, 03:59:22 PM
Gotta love motivational fruit and veges...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200304/818a5fe9fb6b6370b8fa49344325161a.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rags on March 04, 2020, 09:26:02 PM
Followed a lady on my walk into work today who was carrying a woollies bag that had rolls of toilet paper in it. I was conflicted as I didn’t know whether I should have ;
1 escorted her to safety, or;
2 mug her for the toilet paper.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 05, 2020, 08:40:46 AM
Think I may have stumbled onto a prevention  for Carona Virus   ..... " BACON SANGA'S "   So far they seem to be holding the Virus at bay .. I'm feeling great .. No signs of the virus at all or any side effects yet ...   Oink Oink .
Two Sanga's with your favourite sauce and spices each morning or if you must every second morning, Not sure if realy Fresh bread or lightly toasted has + quality cheese has any booster effect  yet ..
BUT in the interests of Community safety,  I'll  put my body on the line and keep on experimenting with this prevetitive .. Will keep you informed of my findings . Oink oink . ;D ;D   
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on March 05, 2020, 08:57:42 AM
Think I may have stumbled onto a prevention  for Carona Virus   ..... " BACON SANGA'S "   

But Edz, as Hairs mentioned earlier, shouldn't you be mixing that with beer for maximum prevention ???

So will that be 1 stubbie per sanga, or just per meal ???

& I'm sure you could find a friendly Doctor who'd write you a note saying that "Yes, Mr Employer, Edz has to have a stubbie with lunch every day"! ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 05, 2020, 09:33:24 AM
https://www.theage.com.au/national/western-australia/apocalypse-now-survivalist-prepares-to-bug-out-before-pandemic-hits-20200303-p546f4.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/western-australia/apocalypse-now-survivalist-prepares-to-bug-out-before-pandemic-hits-20200303-p546f4.html)



https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/single-toilet-paper-roll-sells-for-1000-as-coronavirus-panic-buying-reaches-new-level-c-729542 (https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/single-toilet-paper-roll-sells-for-1000-as-coronavirus-panic-buying-reaches-new-level-c-729542)


https://www.kotaku.com.au/2020/03/youtuber-says-he-didnt-recently-buy-1000-rolls-of-toilet-paper/ (https://www.kotaku.com.au/2020/03/youtuber-says-he-didnt-recently-buy-1000-rolls-of-toilet-paper/)



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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on March 05, 2020, 04:35:30 PM
Two things made me smile today ;D

The first:

Young bloke put in for a traineeship with Council several weeks back.

Had first round of interviews last week, then just got a call for a second interview, tomorrow! ;D

Here's hoping!

He's on to round 3 (the final) tomorrow ;D *excited*

He was saying he's been the youngest person at both of the previous sessions, so that's got to be a point in his favour, as Council would probably want a trainee for life.

The second smiley ...

Been doing some remote mapping of buildings & so on down south from Oberon for OSM, & I've just been working around Buckemall Creek ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: briann532 on March 05, 2020, 04:57:48 PM
https://www.theage.com.au/national/western-australia/apocalypse-now-survivalist-prepares-to-bug-out-before-pandemic-hits-20200303-p546f4.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/western-australia/apocalypse-now-survivalist-prepares-to-bug-out-before-pandemic-hits-20200303-p546f4.html)




I'd love to see how far 200 litres of water gets him????
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rockrat on March 05, 2020, 05:30:15 PM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 05, 2020, 05:51:43 PM
I'd love to see how far 200 litres of water gets him????


If he was a smart man he would have one of these and fill a 44 gallon drum or two before his 200 liters runs out . Unless he has a close water supply .      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-TnZhvM1EI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-TnZhvM1EI)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 05, 2020, 08:31:45 PM
Did you know?
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: glenm64 on March 05, 2020, 11:27:44 PM
Im starting a new business. Within a month these will be cheaper than a roll of dunny paper.
You just got to get use to a jet of water up the old chocolate freckle.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200305/dff09c7d88d1a56851cd321bbcce1d05.jpg)

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Rodt on March 06, 2020, 06:21:07 AM
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Just down the road in Tamworth and according to the local reports he went to buy some and when he found that there was none on the shelf he complained to the staff who apparently then advised him to use tissues instead. This then set him off where he threw a box of tissues at one of the staff and told them what they can do with their tissues. Then when some other bystander said something he grabbed her by the throat and it then got real from there

The lesson is don't underestimate how emotional people can get over something so simple and basic.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on March 06, 2020, 06:48:06 AM
Im starting a new business. Within a month these will be cheaper than a roll of dunny paper.
You just got to get use to a jet of water up the old chocolate freckle.
Cheers Glen

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 06, 2020, 08:19:15 AM
Wont have to worry about the free weekly news papers getting thrown / blown around the streets now  either,  Now toilet paper is getting scarce ..  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on March 06, 2020, 09:02:49 AM
Survival History
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on March 06, 2020, 09:50:44 AM
He's on to round 3 (the final) tomorrow ;D *excited*

You know how i said final ...

When the traineeships were first advertised through the various jobs agencies, they put out a list of 15 positions & asked which you'd be interested in.

He said 2, 8 & 12.

Called for first round group info session a few weeks ago & they went trough each of the roles & asked which 2 you're interested in - 2 & 12 (Incidentally, the were all told session starts at this time & bring a pen - out of 20 people, 4 were late, 5 didn't have a pen & 4 phones rang, so you'd have to think they're all out already!)

Second round was one on one, where the interviewer briefly spoke about position 2 only, asked a few questions about the young bloke, then he did an aptitude test.

3rd (& supposedly final) interview this morning. One on one again, which the bloke started by talking about role 10, which is an IT role & he never expressed any interest in, then asked what he's like with iPads & iPhones - never touched either of them in my life, at home we're all Windows, & I use an old Samsung dumb phone! OK, that's fine, tell me a bit more about yourself & why you want to work for Council, OK thanks, that's all great, you've got another interview, this time about role 2, on Monday morning!

You really have to start wondering by now about their actual organisational skills & abilities, don't you ???

But talking to a mate about it, he also applied for a job with Council a number of years back, went through much the same sort of thing with 3 interviews over a couple of weeks, then heard nothing more, except for a couple of messages to say things were still being processed, for 10 months, at which stage they rang him on Friday & said he'd been successful, so could he start work on the following Monday morning :o
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 06, 2020, 10:51:09 AM
Quote from: Fizzie
You really have to start wondering by now about their actual organisational skills & abilities, don't you ???
its a council, not NASA. LOL


my son applied for 50 positions in Gov and private over several weeks - didnt hear back from any.. not one. Not even a "we got your application"
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on March 06, 2020, 04:13:02 PM
You know how i said final ...

When I got my apprenticeship about 20yrs ago with Sutherland Council, there were about 5 apprenticeships (Plumber, Chippy, Sparky, Hort and Mech from memory). 1st step was a test, there were about 400 people doing it for the 5 positions, the top half a dozen for each position then made it through to the aptitude test and interview stage, then the final was the medical before I was offered the job.   
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MattNQ on March 06, 2020, 04:13:02 PM
Better get a ticket..

http://www.theshovel.com.au/2020/03/05/powerball-jackpots-to-12-pack-of-3-ply-toilet-paper/?fbclid=IwAR2zyFU9AQ7ZakUCWa1c0ZfCX2KqridkiZvpL-rCUuA_XVhisfd1AcCZYww (http://www.theshovel.com.au/2020/03/05/powerball-jackpots-to-12-pack-of-3-ply-toilet-paper/?fbclid=IwAR2zyFU9AQ7ZakUCWa1c0ZfCX2KqridkiZvpL-rCUuA_XVhisfd1AcCZYww)
(https://i1.wp.com/www.theshovel.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/powerball-toilet-paper.png?resize=620%2C400)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 07, 2020, 11:19:27 AM
On the news last night a 100 yro lady in the USA  had her Bucket list birthday wish granted ... She was arrested and taken in for mug shots and  put into prison uniform and locked up .. Thanks went to the local police department for granting her wish .
This lady was having a great time and so happy at being "  locked up " on her 100th birthday .. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aIZSiqLPhU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aIZSiqLPhU)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: glenm64 on March 07, 2020, 02:46:14 PM
I remembered this last night.
Its 100 years ago year my grand dad came to Australia from Denmark.
Heres the short story
After he had spent many tough years working all over Australia he bought himself a small farm.
To find a wife he put an ad in a Copenhagen newspaper. My grandma read it(she came from a well off family) and wrote back. After a year or so, she got off the boat in Fremantle, met and married my grandad that day, moved to a little tin house in the middle of nowhere, and lived happily ever after.
That makes me smile quite regularly.

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: alnjan on March 07, 2020, 03:46:00 PM
I remembered this last night.
Its 100 years ago year my grand dad came to Australia from Denmark.
Heres the short story
After he had spent many tough years working all over Australia he bought himself a small farm.
To find a wife he put an ad in a Copenhagen newspaper. My grandma read it(she came from a well off family) and wrote back. After a year or so, she got off the boat in Fremantle, met and married my grandad that day, moved to a little tin house in the middle of nowhere, and lived happily ever after.
That makes me smile quite regularly.

Cheers Glen

Great little story.  My Grandad came from England in 1927, so a few more years to go. 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 07, 2020, 04:25:26 PM
I remembered this last night.
Its 100 years ago year my grand dad came to Australia from Denmark.
Heres the short story
After he had spent many tough years working all over Australia he bought himself a small farm.
To find a wife he put an ad in a Copenhagen newspaper. My grandma read it(she came from a well off family) and wrote back. After a year or so, she got off the boat in Fremantle, met and married my grandad that day, moved to a little tin house in the middle of nowhere, and lived happily ever after.
That makes me smile quite regularly.

Cheers Glen
Thanks for sharing that mate.
That's awesome.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on March 08, 2020, 02:46:04 PM
So here's ya all go - I've got sum culcha for yez ;D

"If all be true that I do think,
There are five reasons we should drink:
Good wine, a friend, or being dry,
Or lest we should be by and by,
Or any other reason why."

& on that note, :cheers: ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bmwfreak on March 09, 2020, 08:41:33 PM
From a facebook page

 https://scontent.fbne5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/89255924_2622374644555574_1902450133061074944_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=O3WfMd5PeNUAX_t43aU&_nc_ht=scontent.fbne5-1.fna&_nc_tp=7&oh=8e5c3f6ced7a6c0506e18c28e9e43ec8&oe=5E8DA3B9 (https://scontent.fbne5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/89255924_2622374644555574_1902450133061074944_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=O3WfMd5PeNUAX_t43aU&_nc_ht=scontent.fbne5-1.fna&_nc_tp=7&oh=8e5c3f6ced7a6c0506e18c28e9e43ec8&oe=5E8DA3B9)

 :D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 12, 2020, 07:59:02 AM
Our local fuel .. @  $1:19.7  ..  Havent seen fuel this cheap for at least 5+ years ...    Better than the $1:60 it was ..   ;D 8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on March 12, 2020, 10:25:46 AM
Just reading looking at this article

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-12/yiddish-poets-quest-for-a-jewish-safe-haven-in-the-outback/12025644 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-12/yiddish-poets-quest-for-a-jewish-safe-haven-in-the-outback/12025644)

I didn't actually bother reading most of it about trying to get Jews out of Europe, & the bloke's story, but check out the photo's of the truck & "roads" :D :o

I also liked the map of where they were suggesting for a Jewish settlement - slap bang over the top of some little, out-of-the-way fly-speck of a spot called "Argyle Downs" ... ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 12, 2020, 10:50:55 AM
Diamonds what Diamonds  ;D  We're jews we dont like Diamonds .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: manchu on March 12, 2020, 01:14:26 PM
I smiled last night when I realised we've got  29 bog rolls in the house and another 6 in the camper.   We haven't bought up in a panic either,  just fortunate that we usually buy a big quantity and must have stocked up just before the madness. 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: SJindustries on March 12, 2020, 07:31:32 PM
There’s light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s getting bigger by the day. Almost time to head home after 6 months working interstate.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 12, 2020, 08:56:03 PM
There’s light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s getting bigger by the day. Almost time to head home after 6 months working interstate.
thanks for the warning :P
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: SJindustries on March 12, 2020, 09:10:43 PM
thanks for the warning
Damn ya still around

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 12, 2020, 09:12:30 PM
Damn ya still around

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when ya back, we were going to arrange amigos.... need to do it before u return :PO
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: SJindustries on March 13, 2020, 05:04:54 AM
when ya back, we were going to arrange amigos.... need to do it before u return :PO
Soon  :-*
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 13, 2020, 06:57:31 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuDNc-_4v94 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuDNc-_4v94)  Furzie the boy has done it again  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on March 13, 2020, 07:21:41 AM
Awesome! ;D

Would be interested to see what it would do to bitumen! >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 13, 2020, 09:27:56 AM
For those with the Virus symptoms https://www.facebook.com/mix94.5perth/videos/693699994401860/UzpfSTEwNTU1NTEyODc6MTAyMTgwNTkzNjcwMDk4MDA/ (https://www.facebook.com/mix94.5perth/videos/693699994401860/UzpfSTEwNTU1NTEyODc6MTAyMTgwNTkzNjcwMDk4MDA/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: KeithB on March 13, 2020, 03:52:06 PM
My 23 yo daughter has been off all week with a very heavy cold. she was told that she could not go into the office until she was tested and found to be Corona free. Test came back earlier today. She passed.
Keith
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on March 13, 2020, 05:32:16 PM
Picked up our new (to us) daily driver this afternoon...but thats not the bit that got me smiling.

You see, my old daily driver is a 2003 clapped out P.O.S commodore. It was past the point of being uneconomical to repair (or even maintain) a LOOONNNGGGG time ago, and I've been driving it into the ground until it was ready for a flatbed to the wreckers. It's got peeling paint all over, dings in the rear where i'd given up caring and just used the bump method of backing onto the trailer, thr roof lining is hanging down, theres a hole in the drivers seat exposing the springs, the suspension is horrendous, the steering wheel shudders when you brake with any enthusiasm, the rear seat has fallen apart, I havent washed or vacumed it for a couple of years, the window tint is bubbled, the air con doesnt work so the windows are permanately down (even in the rain), it needs a couple of tyres, the rego runs out in a month, it's got over 300,000 on the clock............. you get the idea.

Anyways, doing the dance with mister caryard man and he asks what I was trading. I say "doubt you'll want my car", he asks what it is so I tell him its a 03 commodore wagen and point to it parked beside the drive. With out walking the 50 feet to have a look, he says "give you a grand" I tell him he might want to have a look at it, he says "nah, the wagons are popular, we'll do a grand. Anyways, we agree on a changeover price on the new car, shake hands, and do the paper work. Transaction done, he says "just need to get some details from your car, can I have the keys"...... Comes back a few minutes later.......................... the look of utter dejection as he puts his hands on his head and mumbles Ï shoulda had a look first" was just priceless  ;D

Too late now pal, we've both signed that there purchase contract  ;D ;D ;D ;D The look on his face has had me chuckling all the way home in our shiny 2015 Mazda 3 Astina.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rockrat on March 13, 2020, 06:37:13 PM
Pity the poor smuck who buys it after the dealer gives it a quick birthday!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on March 14, 2020, 08:27:01 AM
Pity the poor smuck who buys it after the dealer gives it a quick birthday!

Thought that, but I recon it'll just go straight to an auction ?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on March 14, 2020, 09:08:24 AM
You see, my old daily driver is a 2003 clapped out P.O.S commodore. It was past the point of being uneconomical to repair (or even maintain) a LOOONNNGGGG time ago, and I've been driving it into the ground until it was ready for a flatbed to the wreckers. It's got peeling paint all over, dings in the rear where i'd given up caring and just used the bump method of backing onto the trailer, thr roof lining is hanging down, theres a hole in the drivers seat exposing the springs, the suspension is horrendous, the steering wheel shudders when you brake with any enthusiasm, the rear seat has fallen apart, I havent washed or vacumed it for a couple of years, the window tint is bubbled, the air con doesnt work so the windows are permanately down (even in the rain), it needs a couple of tyres, the rego runs out in a month, it's got over 300,000 on the clock............. you get the idea.

So it's just a standard run-of-the-mill DunnyDoor then ??? >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: doc evil on March 14, 2020, 12:10:03 PM
There’s light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s getting bigger by the day. Almost time to head home after 6 months working interstate.

pffffft.........amature...........Been here in Perth on this gig now for 18 months......
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: SJindustries on March 14, 2020, 12:13:42 PM
pffffft.........amature...........Been here in Perth on this gig now for 18 months......
I get the job done and get out. No playing around here

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: doc evil on March 14, 2020, 12:19:23 PM
I get the job done and get out. No playing around here

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That's what I'm trying to do..............but it's a $2billion+ project and unfortunately, I'll be stuck here for a while yet due to my skillset...........
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: SJindustries on March 14, 2020, 12:35:16 PM
That's what I'm trying to do..............but it's a $2billion+ project and unfortunately, I'll be stuck here for a while yet due to my skillset...........
I haven't been home since Xmas, so I'm looking forward to getting back.  What are you doing there?

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: doc evil on March 14, 2020, 02:54:50 PM
I haven't been home since Xmas, so I'm looking forward to getting back.  What are you doing there?

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Likewise, Xmas was the last trip home to sunny Sandgate.........The cook (a chalkie) flew over last weekend for a 4 day RnR from the kids (already  ::) )

I'm a structural designer and specialize in SmartPlant. Working on the Koodaideri project.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on March 15, 2020, 10:36:17 AM
Because of the spread of the Coronavirus and panic buying, supermarkets are now placing limits on the amount of essentials one person can purchase.

Coles:
- Maximum 2 packets of pasta
- 1 pack of toilet paper
- 2 units of hand sanitizer

Woolworths
- 2 packets of pasta
- 2 packets of rice
- 2 packs of toilet paper
- 1 unit of hand sanitizer

Aldi
- 2 trumpets
- 1 diving suit
- 1 mig welder
- 2 plastic meerkats.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on March 15, 2020, 05:49:20 PM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: CTL on March 15, 2020, 06:53:37 PM
Because of the spread of the Coronavirus and panic buying, supermarkets are now placing limits on the amount of essentials one person can purchase.

Coles:
- Maximum 2 packets of pasta
- 1 pack of toilet paper
- 2 units of hand sanitizer

Woolworths
- 2 packets of pasta
- 2 packets of rice
- 2 packs of toilet paper
- 1 unit of hand sanitizer

Aldi
- 2 trumpets
- 1 diving suit
- 1 mig welder
- 2 plastic meerkats.

Plenty of Meerkats at my Aldi this morning.  But no washing liquid/powder.  WTF?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: scrubber on March 15, 2020, 07:01:38 PM
The posts above  are one of the reasons why I support Myswag financially when I can.  Pissing myself laughing at the moment. 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 16, 2020, 03:20:30 PM
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 16, 2020, 04:24:42 PM
The posts above  are one of the reasons why I support Myswag financially when I can.  Pissing myself laughing at the moment.
An even better thing to do is,
Camp with these lunatics.
Happy days
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 16, 2020, 04:39:24 PM
I do get to meet a lot of people in my daily work load.
I have picked up contract work through The NDIS, this has spread through word & mouth, helping people.
Installing grab rails, ramps, mobility aids.

Some are absulte miserable A1 arsholes, the world owe them, the majority are good people, they are thankful for the help, then there are a few who are bloody awesome.
They struggle every moment of their day, just to do what we take for granted.
I walk out of their homes feeling like I have made a difference.It takes nothing to be kind and be a desent human being.




Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: alnjan on March 16, 2020, 05:12:18 PM
I do get to meet a lot of people in my daily work load.
I have picked up contract work through The NDIS, this has spread through word & mouth, helping people.
Installing grab rails, ramps, mobility aids.

Some are absulte miserable A1 arsholes, the world owe them, the majority are good people, they are thankful for the help, then there are a few who are bloody awesome.
They struggle every moment of their day, just to do what we take for granted.
I walk out of their homes feeling like I have made a difference.It takes nothing to be kind and be a desent human being.

 :cup: :cup: :cup:


Having helped out a few elderly over the years, that hardest thing was just to find a handyman to do some minor work that they can't.  As it is only small odd jobs, most builders, chippes, carpenters etc just don't want to know about.   Finding someone to do those small jobs for some people is a god send. 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 16, 2020, 08:49:16 PM
I have picked up contract work, this has spread through word & mouth.



So your " CV Handyman services " name is working for you atm  .. Hairyman.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on March 17, 2020, 10:21:55 AM
Saw this on another forum:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1239283487850496001 (https://twitter.com/i/status/1239283487850496001)

Hmmm, so where are you supposed to be right now ??? :police:

"A number" of years ago there was a bank robbery in Sydney (?), where the crooks tunnelled into the safe deposit vault over the weekend & raided all the boxes.

The news had a crew out the front of the bank talking about it all, when the door opened, this Chinese bloke walked out, took one look at the camera right in front of him, turned around & went straight back inside ;D

I've often thought about that one - S&*(! Nobody knows I've got money with this bank! :o >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 17, 2020, 05:10:24 PM

So your " CV Handyman services " name is working for you atm  .. Hairyman.  ;D ;D
Yes mate :)
But this virus has killed the home visits.
:(

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 18, 2020, 12:27:26 PM
They are starting to appear  ;Dhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As17YrJrXfk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As17YrJrXfk)  .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 18, 2020, 12:37:37 PM
Yes mate :)
But this virus has killed the home visits.
:(
deck needs doing, house needs painting, need new bathroom.... :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 18, 2020, 12:43:01 PM
 ;D ;D ;D   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUP-HUOZGY8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUP-HUOZGY8)  ... :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 18, 2020, 01:38:06 PM
Water has started flowing from the main weir at Lake Wetherell.

spillway just started flowing at the top of menindee lakes
https://www.facebook.com/ABCBrokenHill/videos/220010172690462/ (https://www.facebook.com/ABCBrokenHill/videos/220010172690462/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: plusnq on March 18, 2020, 01:42:53 PM
;D ;D ;D   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUP-HUOZGY8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUP-HUOZGY8)  ... :cup: :cup:

Classic   :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 18, 2020, 04:48:22 PM
Ehehe(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200318/a1a5c26fce181b253a6fe4a94b4d4fe1.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 18, 2020, 08:18:38 PM
Seems as though its getting a bit scarce ATM.   A bit of useless info on its history on its development might be in order ...    ;D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVTRpTHPs3o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVTRpTHPs3o)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on March 18, 2020, 09:10:24 PM
Thinking about "self isolating" signs for when I going camping to keep people at a nice distance.  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 18, 2020, 09:32:15 PM
 ;D ;D Though you maybe surprised and find people are tightening up on their spending and staying home .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on March 18, 2020, 10:16:07 PM
Thinking about "self isolating" signs for when I going camping to keep people at a nice distance.  ;D
We put this up   >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 19, 2020, 10:00:44 AM
Reading an interview with the Suzuki MotoGP Boss

Probably the dumbest question ever asked in history was actually genuinely asked by the highly qualified reporter in relation to whats going on in the world.

"Have you ever experienced anything similar during your career?"
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Raym on March 19, 2020, 10:03:37 AM
Stolen from Facebook. Made me smile at just how some peoples minds work.

Wonder how many people will take it seriously.

"Wow! Australia is really taking the corona virus seriously. The new testing methods are being done without even leaving your house! No hospital or office visit necessary! All you have to do is mail a sample of your stool to:
Mr Scott Morrison
1303 10th St Suite 1173
Canberra , ACT
AUSTRALIA"
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 19, 2020, 10:19:55 AM
Tried to find it on the tube, no luck .  So it has to be a fecescrap link https://www.facebook.com/jason.i.baker/videos/10219477958832171/ (https://www.facebook.com/jason.i.baker/videos/10219477958832171/)   ;D ;D :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 19, 2020, 10:42:02 AM
Tried to find it on the tube, no luck .  So it has to be a fecescrap link https://www.facebook.com/jason.i.baker/videos/10219477958832171/ (https://www.facebook.com/jason.i.baker/videos/10219477958832171/)   ;D ;D :cheers:
squat down on the sprinkler son, and that'll clean ya hole... LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: plusnq on March 19, 2020, 10:55:00 AM
Classic  :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: manchu on March 19, 2020, 12:08:06 PM
Got a chuckle from this one doing the rounds
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MattNQ on March 20, 2020, 03:10:02 PM
Bit of maths puts the TP hoarding in perspective. 
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3462817077078844&id=136742403019678

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 20, 2020, 03:21:28 PM
Tried to find it on the tube, no luck .  So it has to be a fecescrap link https://www.facebook.com/jason.i.baker/videos/10219477958832171/ (https://www.facebook.com/jason.i.baker/videos/10219477958832171/)   ;D ;D :cheers:
link now dead?? 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 20, 2020, 03:52:11 PM
Home schooling is going well,
Two student suspended & one teacher fired for drinking on the job
 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on March 20, 2020, 04:18:15 PM
Home schooling is going well,
Two student suspended & one teacher fired for drinking on the job
 :cheers:

But if the teacher is at home, how could they be ???

(Or have I misunderstood ???)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 20, 2020, 04:34:46 PM
But if the teacher is at home, how could they be ???

(Or have I misunderstood ???)
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on March 21, 2020, 09:50:27 AM
Its easy to understand, just do the maths  ;D ;D
https://www.facebook.com/HiOctaneAutomotiveEvents/videos/637427830431088/ (https://www.facebook.com/HiOctaneAutomotiveEvents/videos/637427830431088/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on March 21, 2020, 08:53:23 PM
Taking the kids out tonight for a round of Cane Toad Golf along the road made me smile  ;D

Nothing better than seeing a toad sailing thru the air after a strike with a driver  8)















Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 22, 2020, 08:21:21 AM
Another face crap one https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingcaravanandcamping/?multi_permalinks=1482636561944400&notif_id=1584795548961625&notif_t=group_highlights (https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingcaravanandcamping/?multi_permalinks=1482636561944400&notif_id=1584795548961625&notif_t=group_highlights)    ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rockrat on March 22, 2020, 08:35:01 AM
Miss Fifteen last night - complained the meatloaf I cooked was too meaty


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 22, 2020, 09:00:52 AM
Another face crap one https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingcaravanandcamping/?multi_permalinks=1482636561944400&notif_id=1584795548961625&notif_t=group_highlights (https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingcaravanandcamping/?multi_permalinks=1482636561944400&notif_id=1584795548961625&notif_t=group_highlights)    ;D ;D
Ehehehe,
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on March 22, 2020, 09:22:56 AM
Appears that Scotty may be more worried than he makes out ???

Had a business card dropped in the letter box yesterday for "PM Maintenance & Handyman Services"! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 22, 2020, 09:54:00 AM
Whats on the rest of the card  Fizz ....  A Bandaide and a prayer  we will fix it .. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 22, 2020, 11:22:08 AM
Just spent an hour on the phone to a good mate I haven't spoken to for over 26 years.
FB suggested me to him.
He is  in self isolation with his wife after holidaying in Fiji.
Happy Days.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: garryc on March 22, 2020, 11:35:39 AM
Listening to the radio a couple of nights ago. Jean Kitson interview something like this what sort of funeral arrangements would you like when you die.
Man "Oh just surprise me"
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 22, 2020, 11:54:11 AM
Listening to the radio a couple of nights ago. Jean Kitson interview something like this what sort of funeral arrangements would you like when you die.
Man "Oh just surprise me"
She's a funny buggar.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 22, 2020, 01:59:01 PM
:)
Say it.
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: DarWen on March 22, 2020, 07:03:40 PM
Gave me a chuckle   
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: glenm64 on March 23, 2020, 07:28:54 PM
I was at the shops today and coughed. 4 people turned around. I felt like I was on The Voice.

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 23, 2020, 10:02:57 PM

Just about to say the goodbyes goodlucks and  head off to face the crippling scrapheap and effects of being stood down,  like tens of thousands of others an hour ago ....
Get a phone call from senior management .. Longer hours, different days and  all over nighters,   but still the same total hours roughly ..  as part of a Skeleton crew securing the premises during the Enforced shut down .
Talk about feeling like a Titanic survivour, Sad for my fellow workers,  but so so greatful  to have got the  lifeline to help get my family  through this .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Brij on March 24, 2020, 06:56:01 AM
Just about to say the goodbyes goodlucks and  head off to face the crippling scrapheap and effects of being stood down,  like tens of thousands of others an hour ago ....
Get a phone call from senior management .. Longer hours, different days and  all over nighters,   but still the same total hours roughly ..  as part of a Skeleton crew securing the premises during the Enforced shut down .
Talk about feeling like a Titanic survivour, Sad for my fellow workers,  but so so greatful  to have got the  lifeline to help get my family  through this .

What line of work, industry, Edz?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 24, 2020, 08:59:48 AM
Hospitality venues / Security, Brij .. Will now be doing mobile night patroling .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 24, 2020, 09:19:32 AM
I was at the shops today and coughed. 4 people turned around. I felt like I was on The Voice.

Cheers Glen
its a great way to get through the checkouts quicker :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on March 24, 2020, 09:26:03 AM
Get a phone call from senior management ..

Good to hear, edz :cup:

Just don't go trying to cross that border! >:D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on March 24, 2020, 09:39:10 AM
Watching TV yesterday arvo.

Family watches Hot Seat with the sound muted as nobody can stand Eddie waffling on ;D

Show then gets paused to give us a 10 minute! :o "Breaking News" update to say the NRL Season has just been canned - ummm, is there any particular reason this can't wait till the actual news broadcast in 15 minutes time ???

But, as we then watched the local news, it struck me - no NRL, no AFL, Rugby, Soccer, Cricket, Basketball, Swimming, Ironman Series, Surfing etc etc etc - OMG! :o They're actually going to have to come up with something to fill the 10 minutes gap on every news broadcast that currently gets taken up by sport! >:D Whatever will they do ??? :o
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on March 24, 2020, 09:51:35 AM
They're actually going to have to come up with something to fill the 10 minutes gap on every news broadcast that currently gets taken up by sport! >:D Whatever will they do ??? :o

Really, you have to ask. Corona Virus from every imaginable angle.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: alnjan on March 24, 2020, 09:52:57 AM
Watching TV yesterday arvo.

Family watches Hot Seat with the sound muted as nobody can stand Eddie waffling on ;D

Show then gets paused to give us a 10 minute! :o "Breaking News" update to say the NRL Season has just been canned - ummm, is there any particular reason this can't wait till the actual news broadcast in 15 minutes time ???

But, as we then watched the local news, it struck me - no NRL, no AFL, Rugby, Soccer, Cricket, Basketball, Swimming, Ironman Series, Surfing etc etc etc - OMG! :o They're actually going to have to come up with something to fill the 10 minutes gap on every news broadcast that currently gets taken up by sport! >:D Whatever will they do ??? :o

More importantly some of the 'elite' sports people will have to come to terms they are no different to everyone else. 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on March 24, 2020, 09:59:55 AM
More importantly some of the 'elite' sports people will have to come to terms they are no different to everyone else.

Or worth 20x what the average person on the street is paid >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on March 24, 2020, 10:07:20 AM
Or worth 20x what the average person on the street is paid >:D

More accurately, that the fact they are paid so much is not to be spent in the now, but rather used for those periods of time where they are not working... retirement or between seasons/contracts....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 24, 2020, 10:08:57 AM
Really, you have to ask. Corona Virus from every imaginable angle.
but where will they be LIVE ON SCENE... the fire overalls are still in the wash... what the hell will they wear.... we cant get lab coats here at work at moment :(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: austastar on March 24, 2020, 10:15:42 AM
" End of NRL, AFL, as a sport."
I don't think so. As an entertainment industry maybe. Which IMHO would not be a bad thing.
It has gone way off the rails from what I see from as far away as possible.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 24, 2020, 10:21:27 AM
" End of NRL, AFL, as a sport."
I don't think so. As an entertainment industry maybe. Which IMHO would not be a bad thing.
It has gone way off the rails from what I see from as far away as possible.

I reckon they wont be the same by any stretch for years. I reckon the AFL will go back 20 yrs.. 
Gold Coast have told all their staff to look for other employment ... so to me that sounds like they arent planning on coming back. AFL teams have told players to go... they are all taking pay cutrs.
AFL is asking for a 1/2 Billion loan from NAB just to survive... work that out.

After all this - strings will be tight... There wont be any 7 yr 10 million Buddy contracts anymore. if they are lucky they will get 500k for the games best players. IF they dont like it farkorf will be the word..
I cant see how AFL/NRL are in such deep Shit, then I heard on SEN today all the exec at AFL are on around 900k EACH... the generous ones offering to take 20% pay cut.

This will bring millions of workers globally back to earth with a massive thud.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bigpickle on March 24, 2020, 10:35:11 AM
Shutting down the NRL will probably have a few unintended consequences.

Drug dealers may file for bankruptcy

Family Courts will need to employ more staff.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on March 24, 2020, 11:51:08 AM
but where will they be LIVE ON SCENE... the fire overalls are still in the wash... what the hell will they wear.... we cant get lab coats here at work at moment :(

"We are here in the lounge room of the Smith family to see just how they are handling the lockdown"
"I am standing outside of the Royal Melbourne hospital that is said to be at breaking point due to the large influx of new cases"
"I am outside of the Townsville Convention Centre that has just been announced will be opened as an overflow for the Townsville hospital that is now operating at 200% of its design capacity."
"(sombre tone) We are coming to you from Cooltrans, that traditionally has specialised in cold transport. but has been contracted to supply trailers to house the evergrowing body count that has swamped Morges all over Sydney."

As for what to wear, a surgical face mask that doesn't effect Audio Quality, and a high vis for any outdoor broadcasts.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MattNQ on March 24, 2020, 01:24:22 PM
Terrible Dad joke of the day....
"I heard that some people are wiping their arse with lettuce leaves......
 and this is just the tip of the iceberg...."   ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 24, 2020, 03:26:17 PM
I got to go and quote a couple of jobs.
One, 46 meters of Colourbond fence 1800 high, 3 gates.
Two, small veranda reroof with Lazerlite.
Altho all inside work has been canned, I respect peoples concerns.
We have also restructured our home loan, this has helped heaps in a finiacal way.
CBA have been great, it also helps to of paid more than required over the last 6/7 years.

Tomorrow, is another day.
Cheers
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 24, 2020, 04:59:48 PM
 ;D ;D ;D   " CORONIALS "   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahVEs-P4_Zs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahVEs-P4_Zs)  .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: SJindustries on March 24, 2020, 07:09:30 PM
Having everyone think I'll be using the M31 when instead I used the M1. Took longer but easy run.
Seeing how quick the fire affected areas are looking greener. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200324/5e0cbc13902b883ba735165103f1fcd8.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 24, 2020, 07:23:51 PM
Having everyone think I'll be using the M31 when instead I used the M1. Took longer but easy run.
Seeing how quick the fire affected areas are looking greener. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200324/5e0cbc13902b883ba735165103f1fcd8.jpg)

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I was amazed when we got into the country around Newton/Boyd and other areas with our 4wd club.
The green shoots on tree trunks.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Brij on March 24, 2020, 09:22:28 PM
"We are here in the lounge room of the Smith family to see just how they are handling the lockdown"
"I am standing outside of the Royal Melbourne hospital that is said to be at breaking point due to the large influx of new cases"
"I am outside of the Townsville Convention Centre that has just been announced will be opened as an overflow for the Townsville hospital that is now operating at 200% of its design capacity."
"(sombre tone) We are coming to you from Cooltrans, that traditionally has specialised in cold transport. but has been contracted to supply trailers to house the evergrowing body count that has swamped Morges all over Sydney."

As for what to wear, a surgical face mask that doesn't effect Audio Quality, and a high vis for any outdoor broadcasts.

And yet NSW have a reported 800+ cases with 12 people in intensive care, 8 of them on ventilators, and 8 deaths across the nation.

But maybe they are talking about the 150,000 people who have been to hospital to get tested, with a 1.2% or something strike rate.

Not that I am downplaying the issue. I supposed they have to get in some practice for when it does really start going downhill.

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/aussie-hospitals-denied-face-masks-from-stockpile/news-story/fe2aecedfb194d3dff7cdb705c60a6f0 (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/aussie-hospitals-denied-face-masks-from-stockpile/news-story/fe2aecedfb194d3dff7cdb705c60a6f0)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 25, 2020, 09:57:05 AM
"We are here in the lounge room of the Smith family to see just how they are handling the lockdown"
"I am standing outside of the Royal Melbourne hospital that is said to be at breaking point due to the large influx of new cases"
"I am outside of the Townsville Convention Centre that has just been announced will be opened as an overflow for the Townsville hospital that is now operating at 200% of its design capacity."
"(sombre tone) We are coming to you from Cooltrans, that traditionally has specialised in cold transport. but has been contracted to supply trailers to house the evergrowing body count that has swamped Morges all over Sydney."

As for what to wear, a surgical face mask that doesn't effect Audio Quality, and a high vis for any outdoor broadcasts.
Your close
LMAOhttps://www.facebook.com/maxine.jones.543/posts/10157061080535933 (https://www.facebook.com/maxine.jones.543/posts/10157061080535933)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MB TD42 on March 25, 2020, 01:47:29 PM
Down chasing salmon all weekend with friends...first salmon curry...kids n.wifey luvd it(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200325/391264920b3e229e961d3372b01be395.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200325/b2477d87f53eb21ff170e7323e3e007c.jpg)

We're all ere coz we ain't all there.
   

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 25, 2020, 07:28:27 PM
A very good friend, whom I've known since we were in high school(different schools, same town), had her car stolen 6 weeks ago.
She is a mobile homecare nurse, while visiting a client, her car was stolen, she had saved so hard to buy it, she loved it, loving her job.
Things in the past had not been that great for her, this has rocked her.
Friday last week, she received a letter from her insurance company stating that the loan car under the policy would be recalled on the 31st of March, which may just be an automatic thingy.
Which sent her into a spin.
Late this afternoon, her insurance company has written it off, she gets to keep the loan car for another three weeks while she fines a replacement.
She is as happy as.
Just got off the phone to her.
Happy Days.


Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rockrat on March 25, 2020, 08:33:59 PM
Just realised I haven’t heard or seen of Extinction Rebellion in I don’t know how long. I did see something about Greta thinking she might have Coronavirus - maybe just so she doesn’t get forgotten?


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on March 25, 2020, 08:36:07 PM
maybe just so she doesn’t get forgotten?

Should I be ashamed to say that was the first thought that crossed my mind as well ??? >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Steffo1 on March 25, 2020, 09:14:59 PM
Should I be ashamed to say that was the first thought that crossed my mind as well ??? >:D

You wouldn't want to go ice skating against her, hey!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bigpickle on March 25, 2020, 10:02:56 PM
Quote
I did see something about Greta thinking she might have Coronavirus - maybe just so she doesn’t get forgotten?

Unbelievable. The world is turned upside down and there are still morons having trouble coming to terms with a 17 year old girl.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Steffo1 on March 25, 2020, 10:13:40 PM
Unbelievable. The world is turned upside down and there are still morons having trouble coming to terms with a 17 year old girl.
I've had trouble coming to terms with 17 year old girls since I was 13.
Thank god I'm a moron!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rockrat on March 26, 2020, 06:48:21 AM
What made me smile this morning - getting called a moron but someone who knows absolutely nothing about me.


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on March 26, 2020, 08:39:10 AM
Yep, the forum seems to have aquired a few of these obnoxious keyboard warriors lately who like to throw personal shots at the members. It is starting to become like the Caravaners Forum. It's no wonder that we have lost several of our original members who could'nt be bothered with this nonsense.  >:( >:(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 26, 2020, 09:47:35 AM
Yep, the forum seems to have aquired a few of these obnoxious keyboard warriors lately who like to throw personal shots at the members. It is starting to become like the Caravaners Forum. It's no wonder that we have lost several of our original members who could'nt be bothered with this nonsense.  >:( >:(
Poor lone hand GG_Breadbox will have his hands full over the next few mths with everyone locked in their houses!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 26, 2020, 11:40:27 AM
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 26, 2020, 11:53:12 AM
 ;D ;D Greta's  theme song  ;D ;D  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYKWch_MNY0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYKWch_MNY0)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 26, 2020, 11:59:35 AM
 ;D ;D ;D  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-w-mWhIWEM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-w-mWhIWEM)  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 26, 2020, 02:42:55 PM
;D ;D ;D  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-w-mWhIWEM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-w-mWhIWEM)  ;D ;D ;D
GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: plusnq on March 26, 2020, 02:47:00 PM
 :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on March 26, 2020, 04:05:49 PM
https://bit.ly/2UkAsBi? (https://bit.ly/2UkAsBi?)

Quote
Police have been left gobsmacked after a wanted mnan tried to pass through a border check point in a stolen ute with hand drawn paper number plates.
It's understood the man was busted after he approached one of Queensland's tough new check points on the Gold Coast Highway on Thursday afternoon. Officers quickly discovered the man, who was traveling to Queensland from Nw, had a warrant out for his arrest.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 26, 2020, 04:15:20 PM
Ahahaha,
Come in spinner.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 26, 2020, 04:23:45 PM
https://bit.ly/2UkAsBi (https://bit.ly/2UkAsBi)
pure gold.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 26, 2020, 04:48:40 PM
What made me smile today?
So of the funny crap mates have sent me either as a sms or on messenger.
I guess if we don't laugh, we cry.
Cheers.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 26, 2020, 06:02:20 PM
Thats the main reason I just joined facecrap recently .... Mates .      For their Shitstiring  and  warped sense of humour ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on March 26, 2020, 06:06:24 PM
..(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200326/79ccb91bcd478e1d0d94169f07d78cac.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 26, 2020, 06:59:04 PM
 ;D ;D from the face crap.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 27, 2020, 06:54:59 AM
Thanks Steve.
This made my morning.

Cheers
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bigfish on March 27, 2020, 07:20:54 AM
Thanks Steve.
This made my morning.

Cheers
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 :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on March 27, 2020, 07:23:11 AM
That's more polite than I can see some Australian's would manage...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on March 27, 2020, 07:31:44 AM
That's more polite than I can see some Australian's would manage...
Ahahaha,
Yep.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: jclures on March 27, 2020, 09:46:14 AM
This did.
https://www.reddit.com/r/beatles/comments/fovzwt/i_gotta_wash_my_hands/
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Steffo1 on March 27, 2020, 10:05:24 AM
single male with toilet rolls would like to meet single woman with hand sanitiser for some good clean fun
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 27, 2020, 10:07:13 AM
This did.
https://www.reddit.com/r/beatles/comments/fovzwt/i_gotta_wash_my_hands/
:cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 27, 2020, 02:52:14 PM
LOL.. one of the going around txts

Read a great but simple reason for this virus thingy

1. China created virus
2. China create vaccine
3. China release virus
4. Virus cripples world's biggest economy's (US, Europe n Shit)
5. China buys stock from crippled country's at very cheap prices...
6. China announces they've developed the vaccine n sell it to the rest of the world..
7. China becomes the leading economy n manufacturing country on the planet n becomes our master n we rely on them for everything...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bmwfreak on March 28, 2020, 01:28:07 PM

7. China becomes the leading economy n manufacturing country on the planet n becomes our master n we rely on them for everything...
Hasn’t this already happened? :-[
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on March 28, 2020, 03:00:26 PM
Hasn’t this already happened? :-[
u aint seen nuthin' yet...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 28, 2020, 03:55:25 PM
How good are you and your family at speaking Manderin .. 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on March 28, 2020, 07:07:45 PM
;)


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on March 28, 2020, 07:21:57 PM
(https://scontent.fool1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/91135471_10220384218890931_5138281380085497856_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_oc=AQk0gLDCj75kBsMLD7Emu6cNERIQTlUklbwN7sRdjwWWhaCMCpZ7uF6F6Z6t3U17ro2uEZ5haRCMn0PFao0iKTfa&_nc_ht=scontent.fool1-1.fna&oh=282510e2ef92873d3349c0713afffe78&oe=5EA5F707)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on March 28, 2020, 07:27:04 PM
;)


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It really is classic trump, he stuffed up by not taking it seriously early on and has a fair share of the blame as to why the US now has the most cases but goes into a press conference where he should have been taken to task on it and drops the "China Virus" and all the journos go chasing after the bone he has just thrown them as opposed to taking him to task on his inaction likely costing 1000's of lives.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on March 29, 2020, 12:31:01 PM
It seems the scum are starting to be on the move more due to the virus shutdowns, We have had couple of  unwanted visitors poking around the house / yard sometime during the night  in the past week.. [ Things been moved knocked over etc that animals couldnt have ] ..
Thinking of giving  the next unwanted night vsitor  a wake up call ....   Stuff em .
Some of these set off with a modded mouse trap trip switch   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rDRFFSUrPI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rDRFFSUrPI) ..
Might upset the neighbours though in the night time .
Probably get arrested for doing it though .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on March 29, 2020, 01:16:56 PM
It seems the scum are starting to be on the move more due to the virus shutdowns, We have had couple of  unwanted visitors poking around the house / yard sometime during the night  in the past week.. [ Things been moved knocked over etc that animals couldnt have ] ..
Thinking of giving  the next unwanted night vsitor  a wake up call ....   Stuff em .
Some of these set off with a modded mouse trap trip switch   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rDRFFSUrPI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rDRFFSUrPI) ..
Might upset the neighbours though in the night time .
Probably get arrested for doing it though .
Here ya go edz. Set a few of these around your property. Bet they won't be back for seconds. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200329/9d46cc8477866ac363e2de3b4822151a.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 01, 2020, 04:48:14 PM
Recieved an email from my isp,
An increase in data, access to hardship help.
Also received similar from my Web hosting company.
Ahaha, I am still waiting for our local council to offer some rate relief.
Not going to hold my breathe  ;D
 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: scrubber on April 01, 2020, 06:06:33 PM
Recieved an email from my isp,
An increase in data, access to hardship help.
Also received similar from my Web hosting company.
Ahaha, I am still waiting for our local council to offer some rate relief.
Not going to hold my breathe  ;D
 :cheers:
I can guarantee that the ISP wasn't any in the Vocus group (iprimus, dodo etc). Their customer support appears to have dropped off the face of planet earth!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 01, 2020, 07:05:43 PM
Hey,
I'll give them a plug.
Exetel, been with them for over 18 years.
Even tho I am a light agent(haven't sold a plan for 6 years), i always get any issue sorted in a timely manner.
:)

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 01, 2020, 07:37:46 PM
True ;)
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MattNQ on April 01, 2020, 08:38:52 PM
I had to smile at the birthday cake my wife made for me yesterday.
Complete with a smear of nutella....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200401/4a9524d4399376be83f98432ebc60080.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on April 01, 2020, 09:27:40 PM
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on April 02, 2020, 08:22:04 AM
Ahaha, I am still waiting for our local council to offer some rate relief.
Not going to hold my breathe  ;D
 :cheers:

The same day last week that our's were talking about doing the right thing by rate payers, we got our latest water bill, with no mention of discounts, extended time to pay or anything else :'( >:(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on April 02, 2020, 02:43:30 PM
(https://scontent.fool1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/91404500_1371275576377289_1065091493577883648_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_oc=AQlPhxHYhcCDJobehqIWH8qSvVR3_sv-MF73q8SpdWJqitKLHrO-TURuw_B7nOkXJrj3tyjcDY-KRIdsliFjKC8j&_nc_ht=scontent.fool1-1.fna&oh=e4387d64ec09c1d065d38bd607a23fcb&oe=5EAA27DB)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rockrat on April 02, 2020, 04:29:57 PM
The same day last week that our's were talking about doing the right thing by rate payers, we got our latest water bill, with no mention of discounts, extended time to pay or anything else :'( >:(
Just received an email from my property manager in Townsville. Apparently council is going to provide an extra 3 month extension on rates. Not sure if that is going to be on top of the extension they were already giving for those affected by the floods last year but still something I guess.  But at the end of the day, you still need to pay the rates eventually.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MattNQ on April 03, 2020, 11:47:15 AM
Some classic moments in this lot.
https://www.facebook.com/BritishComedyClassics/videos/1049370145395737/

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 03, 2020, 04:31:13 PM
mmmmmmmm.
Gold!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on April 03, 2020, 04:32:03 PM
http://www.mygc.com.au/qld-police-issue-11-fines-for-breaching-virus-restrictions/ (http://www.mygc.com.au/qld-police-issue-11-fines-for-breaching-virus-restrictions/)

"Police have also confirmed there’s been a noticeable drop in crime across Queensland during the COVID-19 crisis.

Between March 6 and 27, there’s been a 26 per cent drop in assaults, a 19 per cent reduction in sexual offences, while robberies were down 10 per cent.

Break-ins have fallen by 16 per cent and there’s been a 6.5 per cent fall in domestic violence breaches."

Now, if only normal people were following the rules just as well as the crim's are! ::) ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on April 03, 2020, 05:42:51 PM
"Police have also confirmed there’s been a noticeable drop in crime across Queensland during the COVID-19 crisis.
Between March 6 and 27, there’s been a 26 per cent drop in assaults, a 19 per cent reduction in sexual offences, while robberies were down 10 per cent.
Break-ins have fallen by 16 per cent and there’s been a 6.5 per cent fall in domestic violence breaches."

I suspect it's because more people are at home, but my cynical side cant help but think that maybe it's because of all the extra police that are out and about in the communities? I haven't seen a single radar or booze bus since this all started, but there seems to be a gazilion police cars driving around and heaps of blue out "walking the beat" so to speak? 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 03, 2020, 05:49:20 PM
Quote from: Spada
I suspect it's because more people are at home, but my cynical side cant help but think that maybe it's because of all the extra police that are out and about in the communities? I haven't seen a single radar or booze bus since this all started, but there seems to be a gazilion police cars driving around and heaps of blue out "walking the beat" so to speak?
I see what your saying - i think everyone would love a larger police presence..  first thing most people do when they see a cop on teh road is check their speed, no matter if they are 15 under or 15 over.

I've only seen 2-5 cops all up since this all started.. No idea where they are.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on April 03, 2020, 05:53:11 PM
I suspect it's because more people are at home, but my cynical side cant help but think that maybe it's because of all the extra police that are out and about in the communities?
Nahh....
It's clearly because they closed the borders......  :angel:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 03, 2020, 05:55:57 PM
Fuel at 49cpl?

(https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/fdba25b269647729625b2db451adb391?width=316)

https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/super-cheap-petrol-at-49c-per-litre/news-story/972cb9b46edf52da3deefeb9ced3101c (https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/super-cheap-petrol-at-49c-per-litre/news-story/972cb9b46edf52da3deefeb9ced3101c)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on April 03, 2020, 10:18:52 PM
Yeah great super low fuel prices and locked up at home and not allowed to travel, let alone most cant afford to go on holidays because of being laid off ..
Can see it now people back at work and able to travel " Bing " straight back up to a $1:70 pl .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on April 04, 2020, 11:56:24 AM
The number of people out and about at the shops today in full gym gear......even though the Gyms are all closed  ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on April 04, 2020, 12:10:21 PM
The number of people out and about at the shops today in full gym gear......even though the Gyms are all closed  ;)
1 hour is the answer..... ;D

 https://youtu.be/QsJhIV7ZsTM (https://youtu.be/QsJhIV7ZsTM)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 04, 2020, 03:32:55 PM
Dinner is sorted.
Clarence River Prawns,
A tossed salad with cashews, and Garlic bread grilled.
Hope your arvo is a good one.
Cheers
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on April 04, 2020, 04:09:48 PM
Dinner is sorted.
Clarence River Prawns,
A tossed salad with cashews, and Garlic bread grilled.
Hope your arvo is a good one.
Cheers
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I think I hate you John   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 04, 2020, 04:54:41 PM
I think I hate you John   ;D ;D
:)
Please take a ticket and get in line.
;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on April 05, 2020, 09:27:12 AM
Dinner is sorted.
Clarence River Prawns,
A tossed salad with cashews, and Garlic bread grilled.
Hope your arvo is a good one.
Cheers
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That looks like what I used to take with me, when I used to go fishing at my local fishing spot, when just there to relax. Worked out well, use the prawns as bait, and if the bites were slow, you got to eat more prawns  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on April 05, 2020, 09:36:28 AM
Not sure if I posted this once before, but anyway..

A few years back the Mrs and I went for a quiet weekend up the coast. We went for a wander down the local jetty, and saw a couple of young kids fishing for bream. Chatted to them a bit and noticed they were using sheep liver for bait. One kid was taunting the other kid and daring him to eat a piece of the sheeps liver. The other kid asked what he would give, if he ate a piece. My Mrs pipes up and says
"I'll give you a dollar if you eat a piece"
So he put the liver in his mouth, chewed a bit, then actually spewed it  into the water. He asked "Do I get my dollar now?"
Mrs says: "No, because you didn't swallow it" Poor kid was devestated.
I asked him, "what will you give me if I eat my bait?"
He says "five dollars, no, two.. umm I'll give you two dollars if you eat it all"
I said OK, and took out a container of cooked prawns and started chomping them down.. The look on the kids face was priceless...  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 05, 2020, 10:10:19 AM
Sad story with kewl twist but awesome work by the paramedic transport people

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/paramedics-help-woman-smell-the-roses-at-her-home-of-50-years-one-last-time-20200404-p54h0w.html (https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/paramedics-help-woman-smell-the-roses-at-her-home-of-50-years-one-last-time-20200404-p54h0w.html)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: alnjan on April 05, 2020, 10:23:36 AM
Sad story with kewl twist but awesome work by the paramedic transport people

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/paramedics-help-woman-smell-the-roses-at-her-home-of-50-years-one-last-time-20200404-p54h0w.html (https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/paramedics-help-woman-smell-the-roses-at-her-home-of-50-years-one-last-time-20200404-p54h0w.html)

Always good to stop and smell the roses
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 05, 2020, 10:48:47 AM
Always good to stop and smell the roses
yea that one brought a tear ... awesome story

Accompanying the Facebook post, the Queensland Ambulance Service wrote: "This photo tells a story we all need to hear right now.

"Stopping to smell the roses never had more meaning.

"As many of us look to our homes for safety and comfort at this time in our lives, take a moment to smell that rose in the garden you grew, look up at the sky and glance at that old tin roof that houses your family, your pets, your possessions, and admire the car in the garage.

"Let's take a moment and take the time to appreciate what we have, not what we have lost."
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rockrat on April 05, 2020, 03:27:04 PM
I was watching one of those reality TV shows on the Ambos the other night. They had to take an old lady dying of cancer to hospice. On the way, they stopped at a park overlooking the ocean and gave the lady and her daughter some time together.

Kind of puts what we’re all going through into perspective. We might be (mostly) confined to home and unable to do many of the things we want to but the situation could be far worse.


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MattNQ on April 05, 2020, 08:59:15 PM

http://www.mygc.com.au/qld-police-issue-11-fines-for-breaching-virus-restrictions/ (http://www.mygc.com.au/qld-police-issue-11-fines-for-breaching-virus-restrictions/)

"Police have also confirmed there’s been a noticeable drop in crime across Queensland during the COVID-19 crisis.

Between March 6 and 27, there’s been a 26 per cent drop in assaults, a 19 per cent reduction in sexual offences, while robberies were down 10 per cent.

Break-ins have fallen by 16 per cent and there’s been a 6.5 per cent fall in domestic violence breaches."

Now, if only normal people were following the rules just as well as the crim's are! ::) ;D


Spare a thought for the poor crims are struggling to work from home...
https://chaser.com.au/general-news/govt-announces-stimulus-package-for-home-burglars-unable-to-work-from-others-homes/ (https://chaser.com.au/general-news/govt-announces-stimulus-package-for-home-burglars-unable-to-work-from-others-homes/)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 05, 2020, 09:29:03 PM
Quote from: rockrat
I was watching one of those reality TV shows
so your the person that watches em...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rockrat on April 06, 2020, 07:38:26 AM
so your the person that watches em...
Well technically it is the missus who watches them... I have little choice other than to leave the room.

That said, cabin fever is getting to me. Actually asked her the other night if their were any more episodes of First Dates to watch . Mind you I had run out of whiskey at the time.


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 06, 2020, 09:51:03 AM
Quote from: rockrat
Well technically it is the missus who watches them... I have little choice other than to leave the room.

That said, cabin fever is getting to me. Actually asked her the other night if their were any more episodes of First Dates to watch . Mind you I had run out of whiskey at the time
Run out of whiskey ? I'd say ran out of oxygen ;) :D :D ;)

You need to hand in your man card for 
1 - admitting you watch it
2 - asking if there was more...

After 2 yrs you may apply for your man card back through the usual channels.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rockrat on April 06, 2020, 11:51:13 AM
Run out of whiskey ? I'd say ran out of oxygen ;) :D :D ;)

You need to hand in your man card for 
1 - admitting you watch it
2 - asking if there was more...

After 2 yrs you may apply for your man card back through the usual channels.



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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on April 06, 2020, 03:51:06 PM
Sort of smile ???

Just playing on Marine Traffic (sea going version of Flight Radar for those who don't know it), & spotted 2 bulk carriers moored waiting their turn to get into Newcastle, with another heading in to join them:

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:151.8/centery:-33.3/zoom:11 (https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:151.8/centery:-33.3/zoom:11)

OMG, it wasn't the Chinese after all, it was the Japs! :o >:D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 06, 2020, 05:37:06 PM
A bit of thought, planning and being mindful of how others are dealing with this difficult time, I managed to complete 3 site visits, works completed, and measured up and started a quote to replace 45 meters of gable fascia board.
Working smarter, working with others to make sure their concerns are addressed.
Bank account will love that, so will the Minister for war & finiance :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bmwfreak on April 06, 2020, 05:37:55 PM
Saw that Jeepers has returned😀😀😀😀

Welcome back Jeepers
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Kangaron on April 06, 2020, 05:44:59 PM
Rang a Real Estate Agent to day re sale of my Melbourne house.
SOLD 2 hours later, no ads, photos etc and got the price we were after, and a 30 day contract.
Most probably could have squeezed a bit more with a campaign but when it is time to go, its time to go.   :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rockrat on April 06, 2020, 05:54:28 PM
Rang a Real Estate Agent to day re sale of my Melbourne house.
SOLD 2 hours later, no ads, photos etc and got the price we were after, and a 30 day contract.
Most probably could have squeezed a bit more with a campaign but when it is time to go, its time to go.   :cheers: :cheers:

 :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on April 06, 2020, 07:28:31 PM
SOLD

Wow!

 :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 06, 2020, 07:49:11 PM
Rang a Real Estate Agent to day re sale of my Melbourne house.
SOLD 2 hours later, no ads, photos etc and got the price we were after, and a 30 day contract.
Most probably could have squeezed a bit more with a campaign but when it is time to go, its time to go.   :cheers: :cheers:
Well done.
That's awesome.
Enjoy.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tedota on April 07, 2020, 04:31:45 PM
Selling 2 BT50 utes to 2 blokes at the same time for the same price. happy days 8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 07, 2020, 04:41:26 PM
Saw that Jeepers has returned😀😀😀😀

Welcome back Jeepers

Thank you.  :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on April 07, 2020, 07:02:49 PM
I know I’ve done a really good job of hiding my hatred for Rupid Murdoch in this forum over the years ;) , so I’m sure you’ll all find it hard to believe that this news article made me smile.... ;D ;D

Quote
Last week thousands of furious customers vented their spleen at Foxtel after spending hours on the phone attempting to cancel their subscriptions.

The rush of cancellations arose because of the widespread cancellation of sporting events across the globe, including Foxtel’s prized 2020 AFL and NRL seasons. With Foxtel’s only competitive advantage being in live sports, for many customers there was little point in keeping their subscriptions.

Foxtel has found a short-term way of stopping the haemorrhage of customers: don’t let them cancel their subscriptions…

You can’t cancel via the Foxtel app or web site. That’s not really surprising, because the company probably wants a shot at retaining your business even if that takes a sweetheart deal – we’ve seen reports of customers being offered prices as low as $19 a month in these circumstances.

The only option is to phone Foxtel. Trouble is, a lot of people seem to be doing that at the moment, so there’s a fair chance that you’ll get a busy signal.

Make sure your phone is charged, because if you do get through to the voice recognition system and tell it you want to cancel or disconnect, you’ll probably be on hold for an hour or two…

But here’s the genius part of the current arrangement: the queue you’ve been put into is likely to be at a Telstra call centre where the staff can’t help you because you’re a Foxtel customer, not a Foxtel from Telstra customer – never mind that you called Foxtel, not Telstra, and you never said you were a Telstra customer. We have twice confirmed this is what was happening today.

Guess what happens if you call Foxtel’s complaints number and tell the system that you want to make a complaint? You get put into a queue at what seems to be the same Telstra call centre that couldn’t help you because you’re not a Telstra customer.

Sport subscribers who don’t already have movies included in their pack will now get free access to all 10 movie channels, as well as a library of more than 1000 movies on demand until June 30…

Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany said, “We know nothing replaces live sport but we believe the combination of sports archive specials, new documentaries, pop-up channels and live shows together with access to all our movies is a real alternative”…

The problem with these types of deals is that customers who have the full package will now be incentivised to call up Foxtel and demand a price cut, in the process slashing Foxtel’s margins.

They also do not overcome Foxtel’s core problem, namely that it is overpriced relative to its online streaming peers and is full of advertisements. Until it addresses these issues, it will continue to bleed subscribers.

Thanks for bringing more good news Covid19..... ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rockrat on April 07, 2020, 07:44:16 PM
I know I’ve done a really good job of hiding my hatred for Rupid Murdoch in this forum over the years ;) , so I’m sure you’ll all find it hard to believe that this news article made me smile.... ;D ;D

Thanks for bringing more good news Covid19..... ;D ;D
I had Foxtel Now so was able to cancel it online. The last thing that came up before cancelling was an offer to knock $10 off the monthly fee for a period of time (can't remember how long).  But still ended up cancelling it anyway.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Rodt on April 08, 2020, 07:24:11 AM
I know I’ve done a really good job of hiding my hatred for Rupid Murdoch in this forum over the years ;) , so I’m sure you’ll all find it hard to believe that this news article made me smile.... ;D ;D

Thanks for bringing more good news Covid19..... ;D ;D

This makes me  :'( as I have the full package and was thinking about knocking it on the head or at least getting a substantial discount
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MB TD42 on April 08, 2020, 10:10:02 PM
I can go back to work...CV19 tested all clear...family can hang out with me in my own home again...no tracing required within the company or hospital contractors...
Load off a pile of people's minds...and I still get another day off due to flu like symptoms when tested.
Woot woot...was hoping to get more done around the house though...ah well.


We're all ere coz we ain't all there.
   

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: prodigyrf on April 09, 2020, 02:51:42 AM
It's come to the authorities' attention that many of you recalcitrants and old trogs have been attempting to avoid DPFs and Adblue etc by hanging on to old fourbys and doing them up but this must cease immediately as it's getting completely out of hand- https://www.msn.com/en-au/motoring/news/this-land-rover-defender-went-from-farm-truck-to-bespoke-masterpiece/ar-BB12eWTA
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 09, 2020, 10:33:11 AM
The 10 comments   :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/529656 (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/529656)

another
Thou shalt not be an opportunistic prick and write crap for self gain at this time.

another


Thou shalt not run wet markets selling disease ridden animals for human consumption

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: jwb on April 09, 2020, 10:36:04 AM
Someone's new tug!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200409/1de2aef1975d59e4309220b003c7c159.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: jwb on April 09, 2020, 10:37:50 AM
Well not a "Tug " :)
But a new Rig!

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on April 09, 2020, 01:03:10 PM
Looks like one of those hire portable Loos they have at events :-)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 09, 2020, 01:31:16 PM
Quote from: MarkGU
Looks like one of those hire portable Loos they have at events :-)
That was my first thought. all those 100k's and cant use it - or can they? What if they park in Bunnings carpark?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on April 10, 2020, 07:56:50 AM
Someone's new tug!

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From Jacana Motorhomes in Taree, they build some pretty fancy custom jobbies - https://www.jacanamotorhomes.com.au/what-we-do?lightbox=dataItem-k57okja62 (https://www.jacanamotorhomes.com.au/what-we-do?lightbox=dataItem-k57okja62)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on April 10, 2020, 08:33:22 AM
Having my morning coffee on the back veranda.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on April 10, 2020, 09:20:33 AM
Having my morning coffee on the back veranda.
I like your pretty feathers  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on April 10, 2020, 10:29:35 AM
Thought Pete, Jeepers & those other poor Swaggie Jeep owners >:D might like this ??? ;D

The other stickers in the back window were for the Big Red Bash!

I hope you like blondes though, because I passed her when she turned off & minute or so later, & there was a mass of blonde hair waving in the breeze ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 10, 2020, 11:34:46 AM
Baaaa,

The Spanish king has been quarantined on his private jet.

This means that the reign in Spain will stay mainly on the plane.

(https://www.ccpm.com.au/images/smilies/Slap.gif)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 10, 2020, 12:21:49 PM
Thought Pete, Jeepers & those other poor Swaggie Jeep owners >:D might like this ??? ;D

The other stickers in the back window were for the Big Red Bash!

I hope you like blondes though, because I passed her when she turned off & minute or so later, & there was a mass of blonde hair waving in the breeze ;D

Haven't owned a jeep in 3 or 4 years.... keep up.  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on April 10, 2020, 12:27:18 PM
Ahh, finally came to your senses! >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 10, 2020, 12:35:59 PM
Ahh, finally came to your senses! >:D
(https://www.ccpm.com.au/images/smilies/potstiring.gif)
(https://www.ccpm.com.au/images/smilies/Runforhills.gif)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 10, 2020, 12:42:58 PM
Ahh, finally came to your senses! >:D

Not really, but got a great deal on a girls car.
A 2001 Statesman, pipes, wheels, lowered, chipped for $1,600..... so flicked the Jeep for $5,500 and stuffed the ol girl in the stato.
I hate it, but she loves it.  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: DaveR on April 10, 2020, 12:48:31 PM
I have to say the dedication of some campers had me smiling early Thursday morning.
Somewhere, on this main island, I may, or may not, have seen some folk with campers in tow sneaking around the country side at 2:00 am.
As an interstate truck driver, I was greatly amused seeing families desperate to get to the fav spot for the long weekend.....
 :cup: Is what I say and  :cheers: to them........
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on April 10, 2020, 01:05:49 PM
While you just loaded the van on the back of your truck & drove straight up the road to wherever you want to travel to! ;D >:D

(Hang on a mo - do you even have a van ATM ??? :'()
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: DaveR on April 10, 2020, 01:28:40 PM
(Hang on a mo - do you even have a van ATM ??? :'()

Sadly NO, I don't have anything other then a swag, I need to fix this pic below to be my Truck, as that is the only camping I get now.....
I really luv having a full truck load of campers on too, and delivering them....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 10, 2020, 03:25:02 PM
Well this stuck at home gig has made me think about lots of old hobbys and going through and clearing out Shit loads stuff - havent hit the shed yet...

Ebay'ed $5000 worth so far :)

Might go buy a slab of Corona in a minute!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 10, 2020, 03:52:10 PM
Well this stuck at home gig has made me think about lots of old hobbys and going through and clearing out Shit loads stuff - havent hit the shed yet...

Ebay'ed $5000 worth so far :)

Might go buy a slab of Corona in a minute!!!!!!!!
Don't think you would be tbe only one, I've going through stuff and asking myself do I need it?
Or do I want it?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 10, 2020, 04:20:31 PM
Quote from: Hairs
Don't think you would be tbe only one, I've going through stuff and asking myself do I need it?
Or do I want it?

You dont need it - sell it!!! im lookin at every little pissant insignificant thing in the house now... Ebay people will buy anything :D

AU $5,160.05
90-day total
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: D4D on April 10, 2020, 04:52:32 PM
Ebay people will buy anything :D

I had a 20Kg dumbbell set I haven't used for a while worth about $50-60 during 'normal' time. Dude at work got caught out when the gyms closed and didn't have any gear, so I loaned him my set. I had a look on eBay and people were paying $200-$300 for the same dumbbell set.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: prodigyrf on April 10, 2020, 10:49:29 PM
I'm stuck at home getting more knowledge- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntvyMfRPKBM

If this keeps up I'll have to sell lots of Shit on ebay so I can buy someone else's Shit and keep the Shit economy moving.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on April 11, 2020, 09:36:05 AM
AU $5,160.05
90-day total

That's what you've already made, Bird ??? :o
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on April 11, 2020, 03:59:23 PM
;D
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200411/ccdaaef4e47a6ecffc28434a8d63368a.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bmwfreak on April 11, 2020, 04:27:42 PM
TERMINATOR
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: nab on April 11, 2020, 04:52:21 PM
The sound of music
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GregP on April 11, 2020, 04:55:08 PM
Apocalypse Now
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on April 11, 2020, 05:30:02 PM
Home Alone...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on April 11, 2020, 05:57:42 PM
Dirty Harry..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on April 11, 2020, 05:59:14 PM
Dirty Harry..

Magnum Force would have worked too.... ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bmwfreak on April 11, 2020, 06:05:43 PM
Gone with the wind  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bmwfreak on April 11, 2020, 06:07:24 PM
Wind in the willows
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on April 11, 2020, 06:18:49 PM
A star is born... ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on April 11, 2020, 06:27:21 PM
What made me smile... putting another log on the fire.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: prodigyrf on April 12, 2020, 11:49:40 AM
Top Gun2-
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/civilian-accidentally-ejected-from-french-fighter-jet/ar-BB12sn6w
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: doc evil on April 12, 2020, 12:06:16 PM
;D
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200411/ccdaaef4e47a6ecffc28434a8d63368a.jpg)

not a movi but a tv series.......


the following........ ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on April 12, 2020, 12:21:09 PM
;D
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200411/ccdaaef4e47a6ecffc28434a8d63368a.jpg)

Nausica, Valley of the Wind (yes it’s a real movie)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on April 12, 2020, 12:27:11 PM
Top Gun2-

"Interesting", to say the least ;D :o

But, 9 News, why did you lead an article concerning a French Rafale B jet, with a photo of a Russian Sukhoi SU-57 ??? ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on April 12, 2020, 01:54:31 PM
"Interesting", to say the least ;D :o

But, 9 News, why did you lead an article concerning a French Rafale B jet, with a photo of a Russian Sukhoi SU-57 ??? ::)
C'mon Fizzie, you've been around a while, never let the truth get in the way of a good story   :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jillsy on April 12, 2020, 03:50:32 PM
;D
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200411/ccdaaef4e47a6ecffc28434a8d63368a.jpg)

In Brett's case...Armageddon!

In my case...Wild Rose  :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 12, 2020, 03:54:10 PM
Sure.
Ehehehe
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on April 12, 2020, 06:33:26 PM
"Interesting", to say the least ;D :o

But, 9 News, why did you lead an article concerning a French Rafale B jet, with a photo of a Russian Sukhoi SU-57 ??? ::)

Maybe they didn't have a pic of the french one, and really 99.9% of people would never know !!  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on April 12, 2020, 06:53:00 PM
;D
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200411/ccdaaef4e47a6ecffc28434a8d63368a.jpg)
Daughter #1; The Quiet Place
Daughter #2; Godzilla, king of monsters
Mum; Silent witness
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: de7158 on April 12, 2020, 07:52:18 PM
Lord of the Rings
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on April 12, 2020, 07:58:20 PM
Run Silent Run Deep
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: garryc on April 12, 2020, 09:39:24 PM
[https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sport/frodeno-completes-home-ironman-triathlon-for-charity-12634322]
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on April 13, 2020, 12:40:50 AM
;D
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200411/ccdaaef4e47a6ecffc28434a8d63368a.jpg)
Days of Thunder.


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 13, 2020, 03:36:23 AM
Attack of the Killer Turds. (2010)

True thing.....

Sure, a quick stop at the local fast food restaurant may seem harmless enough, but a mysterious contamination of the burger meat makes digesting that meaty goodness into a messy nightmare.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Champin on April 13, 2020, 07:59:34 AM
Its gotta be The Odd Angry Shot for me

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on April 13, 2020, 08:16:11 AM
Maybe they didn't have a pic of the french one, and really 99.9% of people would never know !!  ;D

True, but the red stars on a supposedly French aircraft are a bit of a giveaway! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on April 13, 2020, 08:17:02 AM
& "Rocketman" >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 13, 2020, 09:40:46 AM
:)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200412/2facacab7a769be142ac8d75e63e4861.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on April 13, 2020, 11:56:12 AM
:) (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200412/2facacab7a769be142ac8d75e63e4861.jpg)
:cup: :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: simmo_33 on April 13, 2020, 04:34:13 PM
Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Top Kiwi movie that me and the missus watched today. We streamed it on SBS. Good story line and heaps of beautiful NZ bush. I know it's been around for a few years but still a laugh
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on April 13, 2020, 05:00:16 PM
Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Top Kiwi movie that me and the missus watched today. We streamed it on SBS. Good story line and heaps of beautiful NZ bush. I know it's been around for a few years but still a laugh

Shit just got real!

Great movie, great line.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: #jonesy on April 13, 2020, 06:44:57 PM
;D
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200411/ccdaaef4e47a6ecffc28434a8d63368a.jpg)
The great escape.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 14, 2020, 10:26:35 AM
;D
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200411/ccdaaef4e47a6ecffc28434a8d63368a.jpg)
Running on Empty...

mate says his would be attack of the killer tomatos :o
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: plusnq on April 14, 2020, 01:57:28 PM
;D
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200411/ccdaaef4e47a6ecffc28434a8d63368a.jpg)

Krakatoa-East of Java
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on April 14, 2020, 02:13:35 PM
They keep telling us that one person can't change the world.











































Then someone ate an under-cooked bat. >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 14, 2020, 06:45:47 PM
Hmmm,
True.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200414/ebb1d53d822a6d7fb7c607a85c9be8dc.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 15, 2020, 07:41:48 PM
Silly Buggars.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200415/e840c61ea6634c9dd6f0e891cea4b706.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 15, 2020, 08:33:15 PM
We can do this people.
;)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200415/ed4ef0cdd42ae7556902ba320b2678ac.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 16, 2020, 09:52:37 AM
Going round the grounds on tele this morning I stopped on the "SPORTS" channel... (wrestling and poker are sports ??? )
For some reason the academy awards wrestling was on, just while getting ready for work .... something was not right..

There was no crowd.. it was even more farcical than normal.

Sports (AFL/NRL/Diveball/RU/Car racing etc) with no crowd - don't bother
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bigfish on April 16, 2020, 10:29:53 AM
Krakatoa-East of Java

As Champin said.....The Odd Angry Shot..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on April 17, 2020, 08:19:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y2WIOa7CEI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y2WIOa7CEI)    Binging on  " It aint alf hot mum " ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 18, 2020, 07:17:36 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y2WIOa7CEI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y2WIOa7CEI)    Binging on  " It aint alf hot mum " ;D ;D
Funny buggars.
Cheers
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Foo on April 18, 2020, 10:17:42 AM
Meeting this bloke yesterday, Garry McCoy. Had a nice chat with him for about 30mins and his appraisal of the technology on the present day bikes, was interesting.  :cup:

He teaches riding skills and he said it was crazy how much the youngins rely on all of tech on their bikes. He has an R1 Yamaha and when he bought it, the shop asked what settings he wanted all of the controls set at? His reply was, I don't, turn it all off, I'm riding the bike, not the computer.  ;)

At his skills classes, there was a bloke that had everything turned on and still couldn't stay with him and was even more perplexed, when he had a look at his settings and found them all turned off.  :laugh:

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Kangaron on April 18, 2020, 10:40:37 AM
Hey Foo, could you elaborate? what are these settings you speak of?

The only mod con I had on my last bike was a de compression lever so I could kick the pr!ck over.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 18, 2020, 10:46:42 AM
Hey Foo, could you elaborate? what are these settings you speak of?

The only mod con I had on my last bike was a de compression lever so I could kick the pr!ck over.
Gary is 100% spot on with his thoughts - think the computers on F1 cars

https://www.r1-forum.com/threads/understanding-15-16-r1-yrc-settings.536074/ (https://www.r1-forum.com/threads/understanding-15-16-r1-yrc-settings.536074/)
https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/how-much-tech-is-too-much-on-your-motorcycle (https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/how-much-tech-is-too-much-on-your-motorcycle)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on April 18, 2020, 10:59:40 AM
He teaches riding skills and he said it was crazy how much the youngins rely on all of tech on their bikes.

Saw a comment several years ago & remember it well:

"Our daughter learned to drive in our BMW M3 ( ::)!). After she got her licence, she was out with her cousin driving his "old" (???) Torana, when somebody came through a roundabout. She braked hard, brakes locked up, they skidded & t-boned the other car"

Bloke went on to comment that it's a bad idea for kids to learn with all the bells & whistles, when they may not have them available when they actually start driving ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: garryc on April 18, 2020, 03:43:00 PM
sure but the quick shifter sure is fun!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: D4D on April 18, 2020, 03:43:18 PM
Received the quarterly electricity bill, consumption dropped 20% from the same quarter last year. So it was worthwhile replacing all the halogen downlights and incandescent lights (26 in total) in the house with LED.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on April 18, 2020, 03:50:44 PM
Received the quarterly electricity bill, consumption dropped 20% from the same quarter last year. So it was worthwhile replacing all the halogen downlights and incandescent lights (26 in total) in the house with LED.

Nice result Jamie  :cup:

After we had solar fitted last year, our winter gas consumption dropped 30%.

Might have had something to do with the new roof that was fitted beforehand, and all the insulation that was crammed in underneath it... ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Foo on April 18, 2020, 03:58:57 PM
Hey Foo, could you elaborate? what are these settings you speak of?

The only mod con I had on my last bike was a de compression lever so I could kick the pr!ck over.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

De-compression lever, I had one of those on my TS250 and use it like an exhaust brake on downhill runs.  :cup:

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: D4D on April 18, 2020, 04:59:19 PM
After we had solar fitted last year, our winter gas consumption dropped 30%.

Yeah, I need to get some quotes for solar.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on April 18, 2020, 05:03:26 PM
Hey Foo, would that bike in pic 4 happen to be a Royal Enfield?
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Foo on April 18, 2020, 05:04:55 PM
Yeah, it was.  :cheers:

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Mace on April 18, 2020, 05:21:59 PM
Yeah, I need to get some quotes for solar.

Start here, a very good resource.  We organised our quotes thru them.

https://www.solarquotes.com.au/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwyur0BRDcARIsAEt86IAOETVsB4ayHITLc_7gDi0ehyKkCUE6vDSckyztwakdH3yQuB0lKTMaAqT9EALw_wcB (https://www.solarquotes.com.au/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwyur0BRDcARIsAEt86IAOETVsB4ayHITLc_7gDi0ehyKkCUE6vDSckyztwakdH3yQuB0lKTMaAqT9EALw_wcB)

 :cheers:


Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: D4D on April 18, 2020, 05:27:39 PM
Start here, a very good resource.  We organised our quotes thru them.

Thanks, did you buy through them?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 18, 2020, 06:20:50 PM
Sorry,
But this is gold.
Had to share it.
Cheers(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200418/ad52cf25ebbe7d829dbb72caac2460e2.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on April 19, 2020, 12:43:47 PM
Morphed two of my favourites Jeb Corliss and Pink Floyd into a video ..   https://youtu.be/x3pnc_TEb0s (https://youtu.be/x3pnc_TEb0s)   Go full screen and crank the sound . ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 19, 2020, 04:22:40 PM
Morphed two of my favourites Jeb Corliss and Pink Floyd into a video ..   https://youtu.be/x3pnc_TEb0s (https://youtu.be/x3pnc_TEb0s)   Go full screen and crank the sound . ;D ;D
Cheers mate.
Enjoyed that.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on April 19, 2020, 05:30:28 PM
Cheers mate.
Enjoyed that.

Yep. Me too.... :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 19, 2020, 07:52:09 PM
A heads up for NSW Tradies.
The state goverment(dept of fair trade) is going to wave for the next 12 months licence  fees
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/businesses-and-employment/fee-and-licence-relief (https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/businesses-and-employment/fee-and-licence-relief)
Every bit helps.
 :cheers:


Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on April 20, 2020, 01:02:48 PM
Being a kid in the 60's / 70's and amazed by the drama of the Space Race, collecting all the cerial packet toy's  then layer wondering if Sky Lab will crash anywhere near us  .. Seeing this about SkyLab just adds interest to those early years .   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhLV-urAtNo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhLV-urAtNo) .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: KeithB on April 20, 2020, 04:28:03 PM
My brother is even more bored at home than I am and is always sending me stuff to look at, which I rarely do.
But he sent me this video link which I thought was hilarious and some of the best physical comedy I have ever seen.
You'll have to paste it into your browser.
http://vimeo.com/30014163  http://vimeo.com/30014163 (http://vimeo.com/30014163)
Keith
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 20, 2020, 05:30:58 PM
Australia is set for a natural light show this week as the Lyrid meteor shower is expected to put on a performance on Wednesday night.

The Lyrid meteor shower is one of the oldest recorded meteor showers, first seen 2,500 years ago. It is usually active between April 16 and 25. This year the peak is expected around April 22 or 23.

Up to 18 bright meteors are expected per hour at the storm's peak and can be best seen just after midnight.

The meteor shower is a welcome break from the groundhog day of social isolation and those who want to see it won't need any special equipment.

Star gazers suggest finding a secluded viewing spot away from city lights and to allow 20 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark.

The shower can be best seen by lying down on the ground.

The weather forecast for Tuesday night going into the early hours of Wednesday is clear skies and a minimum of 14 degrees in Sydney.

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6727959/lyrid-meteor-shower-to-light-up-australias-skies/ (https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6727959/lyrid-meteor-shower-to-light-up-australias-skies/)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on April 20, 2020, 09:40:38 PM
Following along on the Space theme ... This is cool .  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhsZUZmJvaM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhsZUZmJvaM)                                                                Well if you like Tech type stuff that is .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 21, 2020, 09:58:11 AM
Melbourne petrol prices plunge well under $1 per litre

With petrol costing less than 80 cents a litre at one Melbourne servo

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on April 21, 2020, 09:59:50 AM
Yeah, but we can't take advantage of it.... :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: jclures on April 21, 2020, 10:32:23 AM
We are still paying $1.38 up here, the RACQ is asking it to be looked into why this is so.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 21, 2020, 10:55:44 AM
Quote from: GeoffA
Yeah, but we can't take advantage of it.... :'(

buy a fleet of jerry cans LMAO


Diesel hasnt moved an inch..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on April 21, 2020, 11:29:19 AM
buy a fleet of jerry cans LMAO

I did have a few. Not any more...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on April 21, 2020, 11:54:44 AM
Lifted this from "I got bogged on Fraser " on facebook  .. Double Island Point back in the day ..  Check the cut out guards / tires out on the wagon .. Who says you need fwd . Ground clearance / tire pressures and momentum are key ..   Get locked up for doing this these days . ;D ;D 8) 8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: 2Strokeit on April 21, 2020, 11:59:52 AM
Lifted this from "I got bogged on Fraser " on facebook  .. Double Island Point back in the day ..  Check the cut out guards / tires out on the wagon .. Who says you need fwd . ;D ;D 8) 8)
Aircraft tyres and they drove it from brisbane like that. The owner was retelling of it's exploits on fraser.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 21, 2020, 03:55:49 PM
Quote from: edz
Lifted this from "I got bogged on Fraser " on facebook  .. Double Island Point back in the day ..  Check the cut out guards / tires out on the wagon .. Who says you need fwd . Ground clearance / tire pressures and momentum are key ..   Get locked up for doing this these days . ;D ;D 8) 8)
Careful with the momentum ;)

(http://www.gupatrol.com/crapola/milktruck/stout2.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on April 21, 2020, 04:50:27 PM
So was it a good trip, Edz ??? >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on April 21, 2020, 05:00:01 PM
Before my time up there Fizz .. Though I do know a bloke that used to take a 2WD Toyota stout fitted with big tires,  up there on his  fishing trips ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on April 25, 2020, 03:38:16 PM
We’re all good for the lockdown to end now... ;)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MB TD42 on April 25, 2020, 05:56:02 PM
Oowee...spiced rum.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on April 25, 2020, 06:23:45 PM
Just following some awesome health advise from the worlds smartest man... ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: paceman on April 25, 2020, 07:09:31 PM
Just following some awesome health advise from the worlds smartest man... ;D
Which advice was that?  The advice he didn’t give and was taken completely out of context?


https://www.dailywire.com/news/fact-check-no-trump-did-not-tell-people-to-inject-themselves-with-disinfectant-or-drink-bleach?%3Futm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=dwtwitter


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on April 25, 2020, 07:19:34 PM
Which advice was that?  The advice he didn’t give and was taken completely out of context?


https://www.dailywire.com/news/fact-check-no-trump-did-not-tell-people-to-inject-themselves-with-disinfectant-or-drink-bleach?%3Futm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=dwtwitter


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Not interested in any sort of argument about that twit.
And certainly not interested in arguing anything about some right wing media guy against some other left wing media guy.

I saw all of the footage of of that news conference and I heard all his comments and I don’t need anyone else to interpret it for me.

He said what he said and it wasn’t just a “sarcastic comment directed at the fake media”....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: paceman on April 25, 2020, 07:21:14 PM
Not interested in any sort of argument about that twit.
And certainly not interested in arguing anything about some right wing media guy against some other left wing media guy.

I saw all of the footage of of that news conference and I heard all his comments and I don’t need anyone else to interpret it for me.

He said what he said and it wasn’t just a “sarcastic comment directed at the fake media”....



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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 25, 2020, 07:50:47 PM
Channel 9, ATM
Jimmy Barnes.
Working Class Man
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bkim on April 26, 2020, 12:36:40 AM

I saw all of the footage of of that news conference and I heard all his comments and I don’t need anyone else to interpret it for me.

He said what he said and it wasn’t just a “sarcastic comment directed at the fake media”....
[/quote]

 :cup:
I saw the footage as well, maybe he just has a short term memory problem!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 26, 2020, 10:08:16 AM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: D4D on April 26, 2020, 10:14:01 AM
Jumped in the car today and the GPS automatically gave me the preferred route to Bunnings, it usually gives me the preferred route to the office…
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 26, 2020, 10:31:30 AM
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I'd laugh at that but our overlords maynot see the funny side of it once they take full control...

Hairs is bad my future overlords
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on April 26, 2020, 10:32:48 AM
Jumped in the car today and the GPS automatically gave me the preferred route to Bunnings, it usually gives me the preferred route to the office…

You mean that's not the office :o

Although with no sausages ... :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on April 26, 2020, 10:37:54 AM
I'd laugh at that but our overlords maynot see the funny side of it once they take full control...

No, I don't think there'll be any problem there, Birdie - the Chinese apparently don't like him much either ... >:D

Quote
Hairs is bad my future overlords

Now you're just sucking up to them >:D

(Although you may well be right!) :-* ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: westvic on April 26, 2020, 11:01:25 AM
Doing a Woollies shop this morning. Toilet paper now stacked high, every shelf full, cubic metres of the stuff on the floor in front of the full shelves, pallet loads in the middle of walkways with "Sale Half Price" on them.

Guess it could take a while before people work their way through the 6 months panic stock they rushed out to get.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on April 26, 2020, 05:22:09 PM
A Lot of empty spaces  and low stock levels plus item restrictions on certain lines [ meat / freezer / pasta / flour / tinned ] etc still in place at our local Wallies ..
Anzac day yesterday,  so the end of  the world mentality kicked in and the Muppets and the Sheeple  stripped the shelves again .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on April 26, 2020, 06:05:54 PM
Doing a Woollies shop this morning. Toilet paper now stacked high, every shelf full, cubic metres of the stuff on the floor in front of the full shelves, pallet loads in the middle of walkways with "Sale Half Price" on them.

Guess it could take a while before people work their way through the 6 months panic stock they rushed out to get.

My local woolies still has bugger all stock. Have bought one 24 pack in the last 6 weeks.
Maybe now is a good time to "panic" buy ??  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on April 26, 2020, 07:46:47 PM
My local woolies still has bugger all stock. Have bought one 24 pack in the last 6 weeks.
Maybe now is a good time to "panic" buy ??  ;D ;D

Think they've all been doing more smaller packs than the 24 packs - for the same volume on the truck you can do 4x 6 packs instead, which then gives you 4x customers satisfied (to an extent), whereas 1x 24 pack satisfies one person and disappoints 3x people who then continue to panic buy when it is in stock because they perceive there is no stock.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 26, 2020, 08:32:46 PM
Imagine how difficult life must be when you’re dumber than a pigeon....
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on April 26, 2020, 08:47:31 PM
There were smiles all round today as we took the kids out to the beach after more than a month locked up in the house. Beautiful day at Brooms Head for a rock pool walk and a much needed swim.  :cup:

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: doc evil on April 27, 2020, 11:10:02 AM
Imagine how difficult life must be when you’re dumber than a pigeon....
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Yeah, but all the lights must not be on if you're waiting in line behind a pigeon..........
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on April 27, 2020, 01:29:15 PM
Nah, she's just so busy on the phone that she hasn't seen that the queue has moved ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 27, 2020, 06:06:00 PM
Nah, she's just so busy on the phone that she hasn't seen that the queue has moved ::)
When ya look at It that way.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 27, 2020, 06:08:28 PM
Yeah, but all the lights must not be on if you're waiting in line behind a pigeon..........
Ehehehe
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: glenm64 on April 27, 2020, 06:24:24 PM
Easing the lock down here in the West. The boys are coming for a beer and bbq. Going to be awesome to see in the flesh.

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on April 27, 2020, 06:37:33 PM
Think they've all been doing more smaller packs than the 24 packs -

Ducked into woolies this arvo for 2 things.....went past the dunny paper aisle....6 or 8 packs available, although not heaps of stock, but at $7.50 for a 6 pack, I declined. Ripoff...and for the amount of sales they must have had, to charge that is rubbish.....before all this I used to buy a woolies brand 12 pack for $3.50.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 27, 2020, 06:45:12 PM
Easing the lock down here in the West. The boys are coming for a beer and bbq. Going to be awesome to see in the flesh.

Cheers Glen
Hope ya have a blast catching up.
Cheers.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: speewa158 on April 27, 2020, 08:45:05 PM
Ducked into woolies this arvo for 2 things.....went past the dunny paper aisle....6 or 8 packs available, although not heaps of stock, but at $7.50 for a 6 pack, I declined. Ripoff...and for the amount of sales they must have had, to charge that is rubbish.....before all this I used to buy a woolies brand 12 pack for $3.50.
Cash Deal  30 rolls of 3 ply  $15 + Postage & Handling  ( might be 2nd hand )  Send $  quickly ….
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 27, 2020, 08:56:48 PM
Cash Deal  30 rolls of 3 ply  $15 + Postage & Handling  ( might be 2nd hand )  Send $  quickly ….
only used on one side?? Scrunched or folded??
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: speewa158 on April 27, 2020, 09:48:11 PM
S H O W    M E   T H E  M O N E Y ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 27, 2020, 11:01:43 PM
S H O W    M E   T H E  M O N E Y ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: glenm64 on April 27, 2020, 11:25:13 PM
Hope ya have a blast catching up.
Cheers.
It was great to see my sons. Cant wait to be able to hug them.

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 28, 2020, 01:56:50 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/toowoomba-resident-confuses-motorists-by-correctly-using-indicator-in-accordance-with-qld-law/ (https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/toowoomba-resident-confuses-motorists-by-correctly-using-indicator-in-accordance-with-qld-law/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 28, 2020, 02:53:15 PM
Cant stand golf, good way to ruin a walk..

but hats off to this dude
https://www.theage.com.au/sport/golf/no-cameras-no-trophies-but-adam-scott-just-won-the-lockdown-s-act-of-kindness-award-20200428-p54nv5.html (https://www.theage.com.au/sport/golf/no-cameras-no-trophies-but-adam-scott-just-won-the-lockdown-s-act-of-kindness-award-20200428-p54nv5.html)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 28, 2020, 04:42:10 PM
Cant stand golf, good way to ruin a walk..

but hats off to this dude
https://www.theage.com.au/sport/golf/no-cameras-no-trophies-but-adam-scott-just-won-the-lockdown-s-act-of-kindness-award-20200428-p54nv5.html (https://www.theage.com.au/sport/golf/no-cameras-no-trophies-but-adam-scott-just-won-the-lockdown-s-act-of-kindness-award-20200428-p54nv5.html)
It's great to see acts like this
In a world that is pretty much Shit atm, it's great to see people reaching out to others.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Rodt on April 29, 2020, 09:31:50 AM
;D ;D ;D

https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/toowoomba-resident-confuses-motorists-by-correctly-using-indicator-in-accordance-with-qld-law/ (https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/toowoomba-resident-confuses-motorists-by-correctly-using-indicator-in-accordance-with-qld-law/)
Closer to the truth than not unfortunately  :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Larry242 on April 29, 2020, 09:39:10 AM
I live in Toowoomba, didn't think we were that bad. Although it is two head country down in the Lockyer!!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bigfish on April 29, 2020, 09:39:30 AM
And another BEETOTTA BEAUT...

https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/kevin-rudd-warns-against-upsetting-chi-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-im-a-****en-nerd-blah-blah/ (https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/kevin-rudd-warns-against-upsetting-chi-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-im-a-****en-nerd-blah-blah/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 29, 2020, 10:25:13 AM
I live in Toowoomba, didn't think we were that bad. Although it is two head country down in the Lockyer!!

Lots of kiddies with webbed feet too.

Lockyer, the Tasmania of the north.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bmwfreak on April 29, 2020, 10:59:34 AM
Lots of kiddies with webbed feet too.

Lockyer, the Tasmania of the north.

Is that why they renamed the Warrego hwy to the Darren Lockyer Way, where it runs through the valley?  ;D ;D

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 29, 2020, 12:17:13 PM
Is that why they renamed the Warrego hwy to the Darren Lockyer Way, where it runs through the valley?  ;D ;D

Geez, don't you start.... you live in Nanango.
The cultural hub of the Burnett region.

The only good thing about Nanango is the road outta there.

At least we have the Ballad Sowl or is that Salad Bowl...... oh fukk, honey... which way doo you spall Farrma's.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Champin on April 29, 2020, 12:44:23 PM


which way doo you spall Farrma's.
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EIEIO

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 29, 2020, 08:18:38 PM
For those thst have been following my posts regarding a local businessman(I use that term very loosely) that owes, just not me, and thinks his poo doesn't stink.
I have just had word that he walked into a Yamba Supermarket sporting two Black Eyes, stitches in his nose and a very fat lip. Wonder how that happened  :angel:
Yes, how I love Karma.
:) :) :)
 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on April 29, 2020, 08:25:07 PM
Yes, how I love Karma.....

 :cup: :cup:

It does have a way of catching up..... ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on April 29, 2020, 08:26:42 PM
Good time to go visit him to inquire after his health while he's still a bit tender  >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 29, 2020, 08:37:42 PM
:cup: :cup:

It does have a way of catching up..... ;D ;D
I'm just waiting for the court house to open Monday.
I will get what is owed, 'The wheel turns slowly' :)

Cheers mste.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 29, 2020, 08:40:43 PM
Good time to go visit him to inquire after his health while he's still a bit tender  >:D
I do need to drop into Yamba all my cans/bottles, I believe I also need to drop into TLE, and pick up light switch covers, which is oppisite his office.
Hmmm
;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bullfrog on April 29, 2020, 08:42:37 PM
Very sad to hear of that news Hairy man. Funny thing, the Clarence is the biggest river on the Eastern seaboard yet the Clarence Valley can be a very very small world at times. Everyone knows everyone in some ways. Sit tight mate, good things come to those who wait. :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 29, 2020, 08:51:31 PM
Sorry I missed your call the other evening.
It's alway a great hour or more spent yakking,  about nothing in particular, just chewin the fat.
Thanks mate.
 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on April 29, 2020, 09:44:06 PM
250th anniversary of Capt Cook landing back home :D Was 1/2 klm from home ...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on April 29, 2020, 10:02:24 PM
I do need to drop into Yamba all my cans/bottles, I believe I also need to drop into TLE, and pick up light switch covers, which is oppisite his office.
Hmmm
;)

Drop him a get well card   ... for the next time  ...  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on April 30, 2020, 11:42:49 AM
Drop him a get well card   ... for the next time  ...  ;D ;D
Cheers
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on April 30, 2020, 01:16:17 PM
Drop him a get well card

Signed "Bubba" >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on April 30, 2020, 06:49:34 PM
     This made my day       https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52472132 (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52472132)    :cup: :cup: :cup:   Nothing but respect for the Legend ..
Go to Fullscreen and crank the sound for Colonel Tom's  Fly over of Acknowledgement and Respect from the RAF. 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bmwfreak on May 01, 2020, 12:48:21 PM
Hey Jeepers, I lived at Brightview for 10 years and shopped at Plainland. This gives me a bit of local knowledge re the average joe from the valley 😁😁😈. One of the fine areas we used to travel through on our way north was Mt Tarampa. Only reason anyone bought property there was because they had 5 or 6 old car bodies they wanted to keep somewhere on their block. 🤔
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 01, 2020, 12:55:14 PM
Only reason anyone bought property there was because they had 5 or 6 old car bodies they wanted to keep hide somewhere on their block.

FTFY, Beemer >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 01, 2020, 01:24:41 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 02, 2020, 11:31:13 AM
Yep !  .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 02, 2020, 12:40:29 PM
If it works :)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200502/8d2fd58d73ac231536bb978431a71814.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on May 02, 2020, 12:44:49 PM
Finally got around to installing a wall socket for the antenna behind the tv in the bedroom and made the wife’s day by getting rid of the long lead that snakes around the room.
Was in Kmart with the misses getting a few things, thought I’d grab a short antenna cable while we where there. Couldn’t see them on the shelves so asked the teenager working in that area.

He says;
“An antenna cable to go to the wall?? What for one of those old TVs??”
;D ;D

Apparently the kids don’t do normal TV any more... ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 02, 2020, 01:19:44 PM
Any moment now, somebody is going to fly by ;D :angel: to say that nobody watches TV anymore, it's all just streamed, so you shouldn't need an antenna cable ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 02, 2020, 01:48:20 PM


Apparently the kids don’t do normal TV any more... ;)
That's right,
They theive ya download quota and watch Netfix
:(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bigfish on May 02, 2020, 03:48:42 PM
I had to laugh.  The anti isolation nutters in the good old USA are walking around with placards reading "Give me liberty or give me death". (plus the usual array of assault rifles which are needed to ward of the corona virus).  With 1 million infected and 65,000 dead, I think many may get their wish.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 02, 2020, 06:27:34 PM
This did make me smile.
Had to share  :cheers:
https://youtu.be/GvuCX4W6Xrg (https://youtu.be/GvuCX4W6Xrg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on May 02, 2020, 06:45:02 PM
I had to laugh.  The anti isolation nutters in the good old USA are walking around with placards reading "Give me liberty or give me death". (plus the usual array of assault rifles which are needed to ward of the corona virus).  With 1 million infected and 65,000 dead, I think many may get their wish.

Have seen a few posts from yanks on facebook complaining about restrictions and one of their amendments being violated....would be funny if they themselves got the virus, because it doesn't ONLY just kill the elderly.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 02, 2020, 07:02:35 PM
Have seen a few posts from yanks on facebook complaining about restrictions and one of their amendments being violated....would be funny if they themselves got the virus, because it doesn't ONLY just kill the elderly.
Mate, I don't get how they have got to a population of 330M?
Just a thought,
Is this China's plan in the long term?
Plant the seed, let Americans do the rest?
 :angel:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bigfish on May 02, 2020, 07:12:23 PM
Mate, I don't get how they have got to a population of 330M?
Just a thought,
Is this China's plan in the long term?
Plant the seed, let Americans do the rest?
 :angel:



No need to worry...trumpy has it covered....... :angel:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 02, 2020, 07:40:53 PM


No need to worry...trumpy has it covered....... :angel:
Cheers :)
I feel soo much better now.
;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on May 02, 2020, 08:43:46 PM
A childs book?  Bet you can’t watch it without smiling or laughing.
 https://youtu.be/QSHd2rnkRTE (https://youtu.be/QSHd2rnkRTE)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Marcus73 on May 02, 2020, 08:55:18 PM
And another
 https://youtu.be/xHp8jeEZBbA


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on May 02, 2020, 09:16:52 PM
A childs book?  Bet you can’t watch it without smiling or laughing.
 https://youtu.be/QSHd2rnkRTE (https://youtu.be/QSHd2rnkRTE)
Another version  https://www.facebook.com/sakkie.maartens.3/videos/2898898643556747/?t=3 (https://www.facebook.com/sakkie.maartens.3/videos/2898898643556747/?t=3)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 03, 2020, 10:24:57 AM
There's the old saying about comments "out of the mouth of babes".

Well, in this case, he's 18, but it's still a ripper! ;D

Young bloke mentioned yesterday "So China is adamant that they are only having a trickle of new cases of Covid, but WHO figures are showing that it's still prevalent in both Taiwan & Hong Kong. So is China now also admitting that Taiwan & Hong Kong are separate countries" ???

I'm just going to leave that one lying there ... ;D >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Foo on May 03, 2020, 12:42:38 PM
An old mate of mine with Parkinson's Disease went into hospital and was operated on on Friday, and had two probes placed into his brain (one each side) and connected to a battery. Well, he no longer has the headaches or the tremors from the disease. This has made me very happy.  8)

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 03, 2020, 01:12:15 PM
A childs book?  Bet you can’t watch it without smiling or laughing.
 https://youtu.be/QSHd2rnkRTE (https://youtu.be/QSHd2rnkRTE)

Plenty out there.
Spank the Monkey.   :angel:
https://youtu.be/lnSEebm8Rtc (https://youtu.be/lnSEebm8Rtc)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on May 03, 2020, 01:22:04 PM
An old mate of mine with Parkinson's Disease went into hospital and was operated on on Friday, and had two probes placed into his brain (one each side) and connected to a battery. Well, he no longer has the headaches or the tremors from the disease. This has made me very happy.  8)

Foo

Glad to hear Foo, this is the same op my wife had two years ago, before the op she was like a whirling dervish, arms, leg and head were always on the go, severe muscle spasms, cramps etc. Now she can sit still, speech is a bit rooted, mobility depends on the time of day and how she is feeling, still lots of symptoms but if you asked her what she prefers pre or post op its a resounding post op.
I wish you mate all the best.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Foo on May 03, 2020, 01:35:04 PM
Glad to hear Foo, this is the same op my wife had two years ago, before the op she was like a whirling dervish, arms, leg and head were always on the go, severe muscle spasms, cramps etc. Now she can sit still, speech is a bit rooted, mobility depends on the time of day and how she is feeling, still lots of symptoms but if you asked her what she prefers pre or post op its a resounding post op.
I wish you mate all the best.

Just amazing what can be done know. My mate was an Elite competitor in his younger days and went to the Comm Games in cycling, yet he could still ride his bike without any problems, strange isn't it. Hope your wife will keep progressing as well in the future.

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 03, 2020, 01:51:10 PM
This has made me very happy.  8)

Not too mention him & his family! ;D

Good to hear, Foo :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Foo on May 03, 2020, 02:16:08 PM
Not too mention him & his family! ;D

Good to hear, Foo :cup:

Yes, very true.  :cheers:

Foo
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 03, 2020, 03:51:13 PM
247 in a 60 zone.... while disqualified till 2032!!!!!!!!

 Wonder what he'll get
Quote
Helicopter vision has emerged after police hunted down a 23-year-old allegedly riding on only the back wheel of his Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorbike at speeds of up to 247km/h.

Police first spotted the bike after it passed them on Canterbury Road in Wiley Park about 11pm on Saturday.

The bike allegedly had its rear number plate obscured, and when officers tried to pull the rider over, police say he sped away at more than 160km/h.

As the chase went on, the bike allegedly reached speeds of more than 200km/h while riding on only its back wheel.

The rider, being followed by PolAir, dropped off a passenger in Greenacre before allegedly dumping the bike in the front yard of a nearby home and trying to hide.

Police arrested the 23-year-old shortly after and charged him with reckless and dangerous driving.

His provisional licence had already been disqualified until 2032.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 03, 2020, 04:17:52 PM


247 in a 60 zone.... while disqualified till 2032!!!!!!!!

 Wonder what he'll get

Bent over.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 03, 2020, 04:27:40 PM

Bent over.
lucky he didnt grab 5th gear or 6th LOLOL
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 03, 2020, 04:28:57 PM
lucky he didnt grab 5th gear or 6th LOLOL
Ehehehehe
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 04, 2020, 08:41:44 AM
& here we are, the thing we've all been waiting & praying for - FREE FUEL!!! ;D (or maybe not ::))

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fuelpay-generate-free-fuel (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fuelpay-generate-free-fuel)

"Realtime calculations ensure that for every mile you drive you’ll be generating enough cash to cover your fuel costs."

Which sounds oh so impressive, BUT

"FuelPay works by using a small portion of the energy generated by your vehicle to validate cryptocurrency transactions in return for a reward."

So I'm guessing that it's only a hard drive of some form that plugs in via cigarette lighter ;D, so you're apparently mining bitcoin or similar for that organisers as you're driving & being paid xxx c per k for doing so. If it's actually based on how much for making for them, I'm guessing that you're not going to make an awful lot of $! >:D

Ahh well, it was a nice idea for the first few seconds ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on May 04, 2020, 08:46:55 AM
& here we are, the thing we've all been waiting & praying for - FREE FUEL!!! ;D (or maybe not ::))

I call BS!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 04, 2020, 09:00:25 AM
I call BS!

I am deeply disappointed in your lack of faith in your fellow man, TA! ;D :-*

After all, once you've given them $300 :o,surely they'll be doing the right thing by you ...  ::) :-\ :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 04, 2020, 09:55:10 AM
& here we are, the thing we've all been waiting & praying for - FREE FUEL!!! ;D (or maybe not ::))

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fuelpay-generate-free-fuel (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fuelpay-generate-free-fuel)

"Realtime calculations ensure that for every mile you drive you’ll be generating enough cash to cover your fuel costs."

Which sounds oh so impressive, BUT

"FuelPay works by using a small portion of the energy generated by your vehicle to validate cryptocurrency transactions in return for a reward."

So I'm guessing that it's only a hard drive of some form that plugs in via cigarette lighter ;D, so you're apparently mining bitcoin or similar for that organisers as you're driving & being paid xxx c per k for doing so. If it's actually based on how much for making for them, I'm guessing that you're not going to make an awful lot of $! >:D

Ahh well, it was a nice idea for the first few seconds ;D
only works in conjunction  with https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Energy_Polarizer (https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Energy_Polarizer)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on May 04, 2020, 11:06:43 AM
https://www.police.vic.gov.au/man-five-camels-and-dog-rescued-jamieson (https://www.police.vic.gov.au/man-five-camels-and-dog-rescued-jamieson)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on May 04, 2020, 03:14:37 PM
https://www.police.vic.gov.au/man-five-camels-and-dog-rescued-jamieson (https://www.police.vic.gov.au/man-five-camels-and-dog-rescued-jamieson)

Sounds like a nice BS story.  A man out bushwalking with 5 camels...in Victoria ?  They then "lifted" the camels to safety ? What with, a tow truck ?

And it's not April 1st either !!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 04, 2020, 03:29:44 PM
They then "lifted" the camels to safety ? What with, a tow truck ?

Chinook!  >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on May 04, 2020, 05:31:49 PM
Sounds like a nice BS story.  A man out bushwalking with 5 camels...in Victoria ?  They then "lifted" the camels to safety ? What with, a tow truck ?

And it's not April 1st either !!

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/man-dog-and-five-camels-rescued-by-police-after-they-fell-down-a-steep-slope-during-a-walk-in-the-bush/ar-BB13yKYx?li=AAaeSy5 (https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/man-dog-and-five-camels-rescued-by-police-after-they-fell-down-a-steep-slope-during-a-walk-in-the-bush/ar-BB13yKYx?li=AAaeSy5)

Quote
"They were all safely walked back to a safe place to stay last night. Long story short - we're just glad it ended well," Mr Horton said.


Never let the facts get in the way of a good story..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 04, 2020, 10:15:28 PM
Sounds like a nice BS story.  A man out bushwalking with 5 camels...in Victoria ?  They then "lifted" the camels to safety ? What with, a tow truck ?
a camel tow? :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jillsy on May 05, 2020, 09:24:25 AM
a camel tow? :D

That's gold Bird!!!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 05, 2020, 01:31:15 PM
Nearly thirty years ago, I took these two photo's  on Fraser Island, posted them up on " I got Bogged Fraser island the other day " Low and behold, The sister of the Green Falcons owner and their friends that owned the dual cab are on the site.. Have shared some great info and more photos.. Best part is a couple of the Falcs still survive and are in use .. Had always wondered if they still survived, great to hear the people still own them .. The green Falc is No more But its drive line is in a White 4x4 Wagon owned by a relative .. Dual cab and the wagon still exist..
Lower pics supplied by the owners .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 05, 2020, 03:06:36 PM
Awesome Mate.
Cheers for sharing.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on May 05, 2020, 06:26:09 PM
Great story and pics edz. Don't you wish that you could turn back time sometimes. I know i do.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 05, 2020, 07:12:55 PM
^^^ Certainly do Robbo certainly do .. :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 06, 2020, 04:55:34 AM
Great story and pics edz. Don't you wish that you could turn back time sometimes. I know i do.

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Buy a classic car..... you can turn back time every time you go into your shed or go for a drive..... works for me. 8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on May 06, 2020, 06:25:21 AM
Buy a classic car..... you can turn back time every time you go into your shed or go for a drive..... works for me. 8)
Would love to Kev, but i've left my run too late now. Being able to fund my retirement and a bit of travelling is all i can afford.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 06, 2020, 07:23:08 AM
Would love to Kev, but i've left my run too late now. Being able to fund my retirement and a bit of travelling is all i can afford.
Cheers

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Bugger..... the next best thing, is make friends with someone with a classic car.
Bit like befriending someone with a swimming pool in summer.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 06, 2020, 07:29:35 AM
Bugger..... the next best thing, is make friends with someone with a classic car.

OK Jeeps, so how's it going to work when we want to take one of yours for a run ???

Do we have to come out there to pick it up or do you deliver ???

Details please >:D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 06, 2020, 08:45:45 AM
OK Jeeps, so how's it going to work when we want to take one of yours for a run ???

Do we have to come out there to pick it up or do you deliver ???

Details please >:D ;D

Whhhhaaat.... what ya saying there sonny.... huh, i'm hard of hearing damn it.

Woolworths, they deliver.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on May 06, 2020, 11:02:28 AM
Bugger..... the next best thing, is make friends with someone with a classic car.
Bit like befriending someone with a swimming pool in summer.

Gee thanks Kev. Do you want to be my friend and when are we going for a ride in your Caddy?
Also, do you have a swimming pool?   ;D ;D :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on May 06, 2020, 11:31:54 AM
Gee thanks Kev. Do you want to be my friend and when are we going for a ride in your Caddy?
Also, do you have a swimming pool?   ;D ;D :cheers: :cheers:
Just chuck a tarp in the back of the "Caddy" and fill with water (or beer )
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: jclures on May 06, 2020, 11:41:48 AM
Just chuck a tarp in the back of the "Caddy" and fill with water (or beer )
The beer idea sounds good, when is this happening. ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 06, 2020, 11:48:00 AM
Drop over anytime for a Cadillac cruise.... any excuse to take her out.

Yes I have a pool, I just need to shovel out the fill.... feel free to bring your own shovel.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Champin on May 06, 2020, 12:30:41 PM
Drop over anytime for a Cadillac cruise.... any excuse to take her out.

Yes I have a pool, I just need to shovel out the fill.... feel free to bring your own shovel.
Just throw in a few PDFPs. Job done

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 06, 2020, 03:20:02 PM
Just watching " Desert Collectors "  on https://7plus.com.au/desert-collectors (https://7plus.com.au/desert-collectors)  never seen it before .. watching the old Skool desert racers  racing at Lake Perkolilliie ..  Hve never heard of this lake or the race ever before .
Definately have to put this one on the Bucket list .. :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 06, 2020, 04:49:39 PM
Quote from: edz
Just watching " Desert Collectors "  on https://7plus.com.au/desert-collectors (https://7plus.com.au/desert-collectors)  never seen it before ..
yea saw it few years back...

Wait to see the FJ/FX collection episode... mind blowing!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bmwfreak on May 06, 2020, 05:00:20 PM
Had to get my bike serviced 😕

What is there to smile about having a bike serviced 🤔














Nearest BMW service centre 120km away over reasonable motorcycle roads 😁😁😁
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Champin on May 06, 2020, 05:16:54 PM
Just watching " Desert Collectors "  on https://7plus.com.au/desert-collectors (https://7plus.com.au/desert-collectors)  never seen it before .. watching the old Skool desert racers  racing at Lake Perkolilliie ..  Hve never heard of this lake or the race ever before .
Definately have to put this one on the Bucket list .. :cup:
Yeah I  saw that too. I used to muster that area years ago. It used to be a part of Black Flag station. I never knew anything about it when I was there. I must have left about '95 or '96. I've tore across Perko many a time on the farm bike though.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 06, 2020, 05:17:52 PM
Nearest BMW service centre 120km away over reasonable motorcycle roads 😁😁😁

Until he says "We replaced this bit, so you'll have to really be gentle with her for the first 500k, & don't go over 60" >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on May 06, 2020, 05:45:30 PM
Yeah I  saw that too. I used to muster that area years ago. It used to be a part of Black Flag station. I never knew anything about it when I was there. I must have left about '95 or '96. I've tore across Perko many a time on the farm bike though.

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I like their music.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 06, 2020, 08:22:36 PM
10 years ago today I registered to join MySwag.
I would like to just say  :cheers:
From that moment we have meet some awesome, very generous and beautiful people.
Many we don't get to say g'day to here, many have moved on and we hope you are well, healthy and life is good for you.
Take care Swaggers, love, laugh loud and be honest.
Safe Travels.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on May 06, 2020, 09:08:51 PM
10 years ago today I registered to join MySwag.
I would like to just say  :cheers:
From that moment we have meet some awesome, very generous and beautiful people.
Many we don't get to say g'day to here, many have moved on and we hope you are well, healthy and life is good for you.
Take care Swaggers, love, laugh loud and be honest.
Safe Travels.
 :cheers:
:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on May 07, 2020, 06:49:52 AM
I like their music.
Thought the same thing as I was reading that post.. ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 08, 2020, 05:16:08 AM
I took the 59 Ford yesterday morning to do the mail run.
Then, late morning, I took the Fleetwood into Gatton to do the shopping.
Got home, put Shit away, then chucked some snags on the BBQ.
Shit a brick, snags smell good on a BBQ and just as I was finishing up....
Plop goes the burners as my gas bottle ran out.

Ripper, now I have to go into Lowood this morning to get some gas.

Hmmm, i reckon that's a ripper excuse to wheel the Fleetwood back out again. 8)

Shit, i hope we run out of something tomorrow too.....   ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 08, 2020, 06:02:45 AM
If there is one thing that really makes me smile, its...... ok, background first.

In March, I had an op on my stomach, a hiatus hernia thing.
Piss easy op and only takes an hour.

So, because my stomach, had pushed up out of its cavity, they do this wild keyhole surgery stuff.
Once ya stomach is back in place, they tighten ya sphincter muscle that's there. (you have 2, ya sick bastards)

So, with that tightened up and I do mean, TIGHTENED, you can only swallow very small portions of food.
I found out the hard way, swallow something decent, the bloody thing just sits there.
Swallowing half a glass of milk to wash it doesn't work either.
The whole lot just sits there until it finally gets down.

Now, the reason for all this, is to stop my stomach acids coming back up..... works perfect too, no more reflux. :cup:
However, I can't burp anymore since the op.
So, all my wind and gas, goes the other way.

Man o man, I have never ever, farted so well in all my life.  ;D
I'm not talking petit little squeakers either.

A few weeks ago, the ol girl gave me a high five for one I dropped in the lounge room.
It even rattled the hopper windows.
Me being me, thinks its piss funny, so I roar laughing every time it happens.
I'm dropping anywhere from 20 to 30 farts a day.
On a good day in the shed, I can shake the pigeon Shit off the rafters, if I squeeze it a bit.

Yesterday afternoon though, I managed, the fart to end all farts.
It went off like meth lab explosion, followed by a continuous rumbling, that sounded like rolling thunder coming down the Toowoomba Range.
Holy crap, so  to speak, my arse cheeks shook like tent flaps in a wind storm.

I think the ol girl is nearly over it now...... her look was priceless.
So, I started laughing, which saw a few more plop out.
Sounded like a Volkswagen with 2 crossed plug leads.

OK, so that's what makes me smile.  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GGV8Cruza on May 08, 2020, 06:29:04 AM
Jeepers made me smile and have a little giggle  ;D

GG
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Rodt on May 08, 2020, 07:17:24 AM
Jeepers fart stories / jokes never get old mate

This however is one of those ones where  :worthles: does not apply  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 08, 2020, 07:43:30 AM
Jeepers made me smile and have a little giggle  ;D

Same, same GG ;D, but wwwaaayyy too much information! :o >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on May 08, 2020, 07:47:52 AM
Wedding anniversary today....38 years....and we still like each other.... :cup: :cup:

 :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 08, 2020, 08:13:48 AM
Happy Anniversary, Geoff :cup:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on May 08, 2020, 08:18:18 AM
Thanks Fizzie

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on May 08, 2020, 08:28:10 AM
This will bring a smile to your face.  ;D

Oh, these were the days  :cup:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOGBxImXiDw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOGBxImXiDw)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: noel_w on May 08, 2020, 08:36:06 AM
This will bring a smile to your face.  ;D

Oh, these were the days  :cup:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOGBxImXiDw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOGBxImXiDw)
What I wouldn't give for that pristine Fonda Whore 750 now.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on May 08, 2020, 08:41:40 AM
Wedding anniversary today....38 years....and we still like each other.... :cup: :cup:

 :cheers: :cheers:
:cheers: :cheers: :cup: :cup: :cheers: :cheers: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on May 08, 2020, 08:45:38 AM
What I wouldn't give for that pristine Fonda Whore 750 now.
you werent actually in that video were you Noel?  >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 08, 2020, 10:44:28 AM
Quote from: MarkGU
This will bring a smile to your face.  ;D

Oh, these were the days  :cup:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOGBxImXiDw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOGBxImXiDw)
sadly I know people in that vid, and everywhere in it.. thats home :'( although the sand hills are gone, they ended up mining underground they too that much away..
now its becoming sardineville of houses.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on May 08, 2020, 11:23:40 AM
Jeepers made me smile and have a little giggle  ;D

GG
Yep, good to see Kev's old humour has returned to light up the forum once again.
Still chuckling at this one.


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: noel_w on May 08, 2020, 11:36:11 AM
you werent actually in that video were you Noel?  >:D
Any other day and it probably could have been. Spent a bit of time in the shire in those days. Though with the dirt bikes we used to go to Lucas Heights hence you can see me at night still glowing from the radiation.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 08, 2020, 11:53:09 AM
Ahh the memories of Driver training ...  ;D ;D   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebPPEfAYzMM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebPPEfAYzMM)    .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 08, 2020, 12:20:48 PM
Ahh the memories of Driver training ...  ;D ;D   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebPPEfAYzMM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebPPEfAYzMM)    .

Only had ~10000k up driving Army vehicles, but never did get myself one of those pieces of paper! ;D ::)

Thanks for bringing back some memories of stuff we did with & around Army vehicles, Edz :cup:

Surprised some of us are still alive to talk about it ;D

Love the bloke running up through the snow & jumping up on the skirting board of the moving truck - did somebody say OHS ??? ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bigfish on May 08, 2020, 01:57:50 PM
NRL have the virus beat with good old fashioned know how and guarantee a start in just a couple of weeks..

https://www.betootaadvocate.com/sports/nrl-sacks-biosecurity-experts-and-brings-in-player-wives-to-orchestrate-season-comeback/ (https://www.betootaadvocate.com/sports/nrl-sacks-biosecurity-experts-and-brings-in-player-wives-to-orchestrate-season-comeback/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 08, 2020, 03:07:24 PM
:)
https://www.facebook.com/jessicae.kendall/videos/2688977974718370/ (https://www.facebook.com/jessicae.kendall/videos/2688977974718370/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on May 08, 2020, 04:05:22 PM
:)
https://www.facebook.com/jessicae.kendall/videos/2688977974718370/ (https://www.facebook.com/jessicae.kendall/videos/2688977974718370/)
Thought you didn't do stalker book
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 08, 2020, 04:32:42 PM
Quote from: xcvator
Thought you didn't do stalker book

dont.. mate sent it to me :P
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: prodigyrf on May 08, 2020, 04:54:12 PM
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/sa-govt-encourages-regional-travel/vi-BB13LSpx  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 08, 2020, 06:34:21 PM


Thanks for bringing back some memories of stuff we did with & around Army vehicles, Edz :cup:

Surprised some of us are still alive to talk about it ;D

Love the bloke running up through the snow & jumping up on the skirting board of the moving truck - did somebody say OHS ??? ;D


Still got vivid memories of being out on an exercise, when our  driver lost the gears and brakes  of an F1, Started to get pretty  wild  on the downhill run,  till he stuck her into the embankment to slow her up,  so we could  bail out of the back  of it, I took the high side and basicaly stepped off the tray seating,  tucked and rolled onto / along the embankment .. The driver managed to pull her further down the hill .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 08, 2020, 07:39:18 PM
Fleabay .. Item in Sydney, received by Auspost and tracking mumber provided 28 Apr  >>> Item received by Auspost facility 1 may, processed 2 may >>>    item sent  2 may >>>  item sent 4 may >>> [  " Delivery date between 4 may > 7 may ] >>>>> item sent 8 may .
So the items been sent 3 times in the last week " realy !! " .  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Craig Tomkinson on May 08, 2020, 07:42:19 PM
Hi all, what made me smile that fact we can go 250ks from home soon, which is great if Inskip pt opens at same time. hope so, Craig
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bigfish on May 08, 2020, 07:46:44 PM
Hi all, what made me smile that fact we can go 250ks from home soon, which is great if Inskip pt opens at same time. hope so, Craig

Things will be open but I dont believe camping is allowed until the 2nd stage...... ??? 150klms only till 12th June and only day trips.  QLD.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Craig Tomkinson on May 08, 2020, 07:56:43 PM
Well maybe they may open for school hoidays, Craig
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Harbourmaster on May 08, 2020, 07:57:56 PM
Tonights news says we're good to go in SA Caravaning & camping  :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jillsy on May 08, 2020, 07:59:01 PM
Wedding anniversary today....38 years....and we still like each other.... :cup: :cup:

 :cheers: :cheers:

Happy Anniversary!  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 08, 2020, 08:06:06 PM
Quote from: Harbourmaster
Tonights news says we're good to go in SA Caravaning & camping  :cheers:

get ready for thousands to go to 2 spots and we end up back to square 1.... thats my fear in this whole "lets go!" thing
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Harbourmaster on May 08, 2020, 11:31:48 PM
May be on the money there. I wonder if we will have to live with it regardless. Son in perth heard on the radio IF they get a vaccine it could well be like the flu one currently available, may only work for a few months, they don't really know do they.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 09, 2020, 08:47:19 AM
Wedding anniversary today....38 years....and we still like each other.... :cup: :cup:

 :cheers: :cheers:
Awesome stuff mate.
Happy Days.
Congratulations.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 09, 2020, 02:30:41 PM
watching classic Countdown on ABC...
Molly off his chops, and some awesome tunes.. some of the best lip sync'ing in history LOLOLOL
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 09, 2020, 07:18:19 PM
watching classic Countdown on ABC...
Molly off his chops, and some awesome tunes.. some of the best lip sync'ing in history LOLOLOL
Cheers,
Yep, well before the pop queens time :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 09, 2020, 07:20:11 PM
Had a great  yak with a Swagger this arvo/evening.
Chewin the fat, havin a couple of frothies.
Happy you are in a good place.
Cheers mate.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 10, 2020, 08:16:27 AM
Happy Mother's Day to all the Swaggie Mum's ;D

Hope you all have a great day & get spoiled rotten! :cup:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 10, 2020, 12:05:49 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAHQY2FHcOo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAHQY2FHcOo)   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bigsteve on May 11, 2020, 09:16:35 PM
This is an old one, but best laugh I've had in a while. Borrowed from FB.


After every flight, FEDEX pilots fill out a form, known as a ‘gripe sheet’ to tell mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics fix the problem, and then document their repairs on the form.

Here are some actual maintenance problems submitted by the pilots (marked with a ‘P’) and the solutions recorded (marked by an ‘S’) by maintenance engineers, who by the way have a sense if humour:

—————————————————-
P: Left inside main tyre almost needs replacement.
S: Left inside main tyre almost replaced.

P: Test flight OK, auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

P: Something loose in cockpit.
S: Something tightened in cockpit.

P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on back order.

P: Auto pilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.
S: Can’t reproduce problem on the ground.

P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence removed.

P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME volume set to more believable level.

P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That’s what friction locks are for.

P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

P: Suspect crack in windshield.
S: Suspect you’re right.

P: Number 3 engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

P: Aircraft handles funny.
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right and be serious.

P: Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.

P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed in cockpit.

P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from midget.



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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on May 12, 2020, 06:55:55 AM
This is an old one, but best laugh I've had in a while. Borrowed from FB.


After every flight, FEDEX pilots fill out a form, known as a ‘gripe sheet’ to tell mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics fix the problem, and then document their repairs on the form.

Here are some actual maintenance problems submitted by the pilots (marked with a ‘P’) and the solutions recorded (marked by an ‘S’) by maintenance engineers, who by the way have a sense if humour:

—————————————————-
P: Left inside main tyre almost needs replacement.
S: Left inside main tyre almost replaced.

P: Test flight OK, auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

P: Something loose in cockpit.
S: Something tightened in cockpit.

P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on back order.

P: Auto pilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.
S: Can’t reproduce problem on the ground.

P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence removed.

P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME volume set to more believable level.

P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That’s what friction locks are for.

P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

P: Suspect crack in windshield.
S: Suspect you’re right.

P: Number 3 engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

P: Aircraft handles funny.
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right and be serious.

P: Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.

P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed in cockpit.

P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from midget.



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Back in the early 70's, Canberra Bombers had a cockpit fan that had rubber blades on them. One we had come in one day, one of the blades broke off and was written up as:

U/S - Fickle fan fumped fearless flyer's femur.
Repair - Faulty fan fixed.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: glenm64 on May 12, 2020, 07:48:46 AM
In my work ute I have the radio on 107.3, a local community run fm station because everything else is crap. They play lots of older and local music, with some unknown gems at times. I was driving around site when they started to play Zappa doing My guitar wants to kill your mama. I thought to myself, nobody else would ever play Zappa. I just pulled over and enjoyed it. That made me smile. Not just because it was Zappa, but because they break the mould.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 12, 2020, 11:35:47 AM
You like engineering  Things like this mad pommy bloke...

First start video of my 1975  Kawasaki Z1-1396cc Super Six engine. I have made this engine from a a four cylinder Z1 engine with an extra cylinder added to each side. The crankshaft is reconfigured to 120 degrees for an even firing order.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK0xFOJT-Ts (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK0xFOJT-Ts)

how he added a cylinder to each side of teh stock 4 cylinder
https://youtu.be/GhrLg6mZQIo (https://youtu.be/GhrLg6mZQIo)

Shit loads of vids of this sort of mods...  amazing!!!!!!!
https://www.youtube.com/user/millyardviper/featured (https://www.youtube.com/user/millyardviper/featured)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: moeite on May 12, 2020, 11:58:21 AM
Picked up our new (to us) daily driver this afternoon...but thats not the bit that got me smiling.

You see, my old daily driver is a 2003 clapped out P.O.S commodore. It was past the point of being uneconomical to repair (or even maintain) a LOOONNNGGGG time ago, and I've been driving it into the ground until it was ready for a flatbed to the wreckers. It's got peeling paint all over, dings in the rear where i'd given up caring and just used the bump method of backing onto the trailer, thr roof lining is hanging down, theres a hole in the drivers seat exposing the springs, the suspension is horrendous, the steering wheel shudders when you brake with any enthusiasm, the rear seat has fallen apart, I havent washed or vacumed it for a couple of years, the window tint is bubbled, the air con doesnt work so the windows are permanately down (even in the rain), it needs a couple of tyres, the rego runs out in a month, it's got over 300,000 on the clock............. you get the idea.

Anyways, doing the dance with mister caryard man and he asks what I was trading. I say "doubt you'll want my car", he asks what it is so I tell him its a 03 commodore wagen and point to it parked beside the drive. With out walking the 50 feet to have a look, he says "give you a grand" I tell him he might want to have a look at it, he says "nah, the wagons are popular, we'll do a grand. Anyways, we agree on a changeover price on the new car, shake hands, and do the paper work. Transaction done, he says "just need to get some details from your car, can I have the keys"...... Comes back a few minutes later.......................... the look of utter dejection as he puts his hands on his head and mumbles Ï shoulda had a look first" was just priceless  ;D

Too late now pal, we've both signed that there purchase contract  ;D ;D ;D ;D The look on his face has had me chuckling all the way home in our shiny 2015 Mazda 3 Astina.

That seems to be like our grandson's Commodore. When he tried to trade it the dealer told him that he can do a deal with a local wrecker to come and get it for $50 - he normally charges about $100 to take dead cars away. He tried to bargain the price down a bit by telling the dealer it had a new fuel pump but the dealer just said that he didn't care if it had a new engine - just look at it...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on May 12, 2020, 12:37:28 PM
Watching Josh Frydenberg giving his budget speech, doing an awesome job of not following any of his health advise. ;)
Having a coughing fit into his hand.
Wiping his mouth and nose.
Then wiping his hands all over the speakers podium.

Way to lead by example there mate... Looks like we’re heading back into lockdown now..... ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bigfish on May 12, 2020, 02:22:11 PM
More Betoota info..

https://www.betootaadvocate.com/sports/heavily-botoxed-nrl-wag-tells-heavily-tattooed-husband-to-not-let-those-needles-near-him2/ (https://www.betootaadvocate.com/sports/heavily-botoxed-nrl-wag-tells-heavily-tattooed-husband-to-not-let-those-needles-near-him2/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on May 12, 2020, 03:43:44 PM
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You like engineering  Things like this mad pommy bloke...

First start video of my 1975  Kawasaki Z1-1396cc Super Six engine. I have made this engine from a a four cylinder Z1 engine with an extra cylinder added to each side. The crankshaft is reconfigured to 120 degrees for an even firing order.






I thought his name was familiar. Saw this vid on u tube..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUak9sqJmnM&t=35s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUak9sqJmnM&t=35s)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 12, 2020, 03:57:40 PM

I thought his name was familiar. Saw this vid on u tube..
[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUak9sqJmnM&t=35s]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUak9sqJmnM&t=35s (http://[/url)
yea I wanna see teh mountain bike at the end of that vid with single side swing arm etc
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 12, 2020, 04:12:05 PM
Ahh the backyard shed engineering and tinkering .. love it .. Its a shame  its almost extinct skill set in this day and age  ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 12, 2020, 04:23:02 PM
Quote from: edz
Ahh the backyard shed engineering and tinkering .. love it .. Its a shame  its almost extinct skill set in this day and age  ..

I reckon that MOST of his work - 'tinkering' to a whole new level LMAO
But you are right... kids dont wanna do spend time learning that sort of Shit anymore... quite disappointing.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: alnjan on May 12, 2020, 04:53:29 PM
Watching Josh Frydenberg giving his budget speech, doing an awesome job of not following any of his health advise. ;)
Having a coughing fit into his hand.
Wiping his mouth and nose.
Then wiping his hands all over the speakers podium.

Way to lead by example there mate... Looks like we’re heading back into lockdown now..... ;D

See he went and got tested for COVID-19 and put himself in Isolation.   Complained of having a dry throat/mouth.   Could have done something about it before his coughing fit. 
 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 12, 2020, 05:21:30 PM
Got my 80 back today, new clutch, new front rotars-calipers-pads.
Clutch is lighter than the Minister for Wars Suzuki Vitara.
The brakes, hmmm, she stops without much effort.
Isn't it amazing how we adapt to slow changes, and we then think that's the norm?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 12, 2020, 07:14:51 PM
Long write up .. But worth a read ..    Stole it from Facebook . Posted up yesterday ..

A VISITING AMERICANS VIEW OF AUSTRALIA

I think it sheds a further light on just what a great country we live in.
You know it all but this guy puts an America view on it.

David Mason is a Writer, a Professor, and a Poet Laureate from Colorado, USA

'There's a lot to admire about Australia, especially if you're a visiting American,' says David Mason. 'More often than you might expect, Australian friends patiently listening to me enthuse about their country have said, We need outsiders like you to remind us what we have.

So here it is - a small presumptuous list of what one foreigner admires in Oz.'

1. Health care.

I know the controversies, but basic national health care is a gift. In America , medical expenses are a leading cause of bankruptcy.

The drug companies dominate politics and advertising. Obama is being crucified for taking halting baby steps towards sanity.
You can't turn on the telly without hours of drug advertisements - something I have never yet seen here.
And your emphasis on prevention - making cigarettes less accessible, for one - is a model.

2. Food.

Yes, we have great food in America too, especially in the big cities.

But your bread is less sweet, your lamb is cheaper, and your supermarket vegetables and fruits are fresher than ours.

Too often in my country, America , an apple is a ball of pulp as big as your face.
The dainty Pink Lady apples of Oz are the juiciest I've had.
And don't get me started on coffee. In American smalltowns it tastes like water flavoured with burnt dirt, but the smallest shop in the smallest town in Oz can
make a first-rate latte. I love your ubiquitous bakeries, and your hot-cross buns. Shall I go on?

3. Language.

How do you do it?
The rhyming slang and Aboriginal place names are like magic spells. Words that seem vaguely English yet also resemble an argot from another planet.
I love the way institutional names get turned into diminutives - Vinnie's and Salvos - and absolutely nothing's sacred.

Everything is an opportunity for word games and everyone has a nickname. Lingo makes the world go round.
It's the spontaneous wit of the people that tickles me most. Late one night at a barbie my new mate Suds remarked: ''Nothing's the same since 24-7.''
Amen to that.

4. Free-to-air TV.

In Oz, you buy a TV, plug it in and watch some of the best programming I've ever seen - uncensored.
In America , you can't get diddly-squat without paying a cable or satellite company heavy fees.
In Oz a few channels make it hard to choose. In America, you've got 400 channels and nothing to watch.

5. Small shops.

Outside the big cities in America corporations have nearly erased them. Identical malls with identical restaurants serving inferior food.
Except for geography, it's hard to tell one American town from another.

The ''take-away'' culture here in Australia is wonderful. The human encounters are real - people love to stir, and stories get told.
The curries here are to die for. And you don't have to tip!

6. Free camping.

We used to have this too, and I guess it's still free when you backpack miles away from the roads.
But I love the fact that in Oz everyone owns the shoreline and in many places you can pull up a camper van and stare at the sea for weeks.

I love the ''primitive'' and independent camp-grounds, the life out-of-doors. The few idiots who leave their stubbies and rubbish behind in these
pristine places ought to be transported in chainsto the penal colonies.

7. Religion.

In America , it's everywhere - especially where it's not supposed to be, like politics.

I imagine you have your Pharisees too, making a big public show of devotion, but I have yet to meet one here.

8. Roads.

Peak hour aside, I've found travel on your roads pure heaven.

My country's ''Freeways'' are crowded, crumbling, insanely knotted with looping overpasses - it's like racing homicidal maniacs on fraying spaghetti!

I've driven the Hume Highway without stress, and I love the Princes Highway when it's two lanes.

Ninety minutes south of Bateman's Bay I was sorry to see one billboard for a McDonald's. It's blocking a lovely paddock view.
Someone should remove the MacDonald's Billboard.

9. Real multiculturalism.

I know there are tensions, just like anywhere else, but I love the distinctiveness of your communities and the way you publicly acknowledge the Aboriginal past.

Recently, too, I spent quality time with the Melbourne Greeks, and was gratified both by their devotion to their own great language and culture and
their openness to an Afghan lunch.

10. Fewer guns.

You had Port Arthur in 1996 and got real in response.
America replicates such massacres several times a year and nothing changes. Why?

Our religion of individual rights makes the good of the community an impossible dream. Instead of mateship we have ''It's mine and nobody else's''.

We talk a great game about freedom, but too often live in fear.

There's more to say - your kaleidoscopic birds, your perfumed bush in springtime, your vast beaches.

These are just a few of the blessings that make Australia a rarity.

Of course, it's not paradise - nowhere is - but I love it here.

No need to wave flags like the Americans, and add to the world's windiness.

Just value what you have here in Australia and don't give it away
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Champin on May 12, 2020, 10:45:31 PM
Too bloody right! That septic hit the proverbial nail on the sweet spot. Sometimes we get caught up in the Shite that goes on around us and forget what makes this country great.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 13, 2020, 09:02:34 AM
Yep, the US is always held up as being the biggest & best of everything, but is it?

Saw this comment on another forum, just in the last couple of days about their version of "NBN"

"The US is in a mess and they've got less chance of fixing it that we've got fixing the NBN.


https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200505/10181044436/no-congress-cant-fix-broken-us-broadband-market-mad-dash-during-pandemic.shtml (https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200505/10181044436/no-congress-cant-fix-broken-us-broadband-market-mad-dash-during-pandemic.shtml)"
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: austastar on May 13, 2020, 01:09:08 PM
Hi,
The Yanks will always do the right thing though, -  after they have tried every other possibility.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Gandalf the White on May 13, 2020, 01:21:06 PM
This
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 13, 2020, 05:13:21 PM
Picked up my Rodeo this arvo.
Happy Days.
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: speewa158 on May 13, 2020, 07:52:14 PM
This
& go camping with a Silly Old Codger like this ,,,,,,, ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on May 14, 2020, 12:32:57 PM
It's a start

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-14/porsche-driver-richard-pusey-refused-bail-eastern-freeway-crash/12245708 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-14/porsche-driver-richard-pusey-refused-bail-eastern-freeway-crash/12245708)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 14, 2020, 02:19:44 PM
Thought he was wasting everybody's time there >:(

Anything else yet been said about the truck driver ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 14, 2020, 04:11:27 PM
Just had to steal this one from facebook ..  Its a bit of a read but made me smile ..WW1 Aussie soldier ..

THE SOUVENIR KING..AKA WILD EYES...

John “Barney” Hines, whose World War I army file details remarkably few wounds and remarkably many breaches of military discipline.On one level, Private Hines was a thief and scrounger with a propensity for violence that verged on the psychopathic. But in a place where even brave men were terrified, especially of showing fear, he excelled.He also happened to be one of the most deadly infantrymen of the war..At a time when hardly anyone but sailors had tattoos, “Barney” had plenty.he was regarded as big – a touch over six foot but a genuine “16 stone”  heavyweight with a barrel chest and muscle from a lifetime of manual labour.

He had black hair, dark eyes and a look that made people nervous,this earned him another nickname, wild eyes. At a later date the commanding officer said "I always felt secure when Wild Eyes was about. He was a tower of strength in the line- I don't think he knew what fear was and he naturally inspired confidence in officers and men."

The Diggers called him  “Souvenir King” because even in an army with its share of thieves, scally wags and “foragers”, he stood out. Among young recruits, he was a seasoned veteran. When he first enlisted in 1915 he claimed to be 28. He was in fact 42 and had been fending for himself for 30 years,ever since he ran away from home aged 12, as a seaman, a labourer, a Boer War guide,gold prospector and other things all over the world

In a battlefield of horrors beyond imagination, Hines seemed to reduce brutal combat to a sort of macabre sport. “souveniring” German loot was maybe a way of keeping score, a logical thing to do in a place with no logic, where men lived miserably and died terribly and at random.

He killed and captured dozens of Germans because he was good at it and he robbed them because he needed the money. He’d had his pay docked so often for brawling, drinking and going absent without leave that he was effectively fighting for nothing.He would take money, watches ,rings, knives ,anything he could sell was taken.reports indicated he had collected more than 4000 francs, 6 bottles of whisky, diamond earrings, a diamond brooch, gold rings, around 1 million German marks, a variety of watches and sufficient iron crosses to fill a sandbag

His fame spread beyond his own battalion as stories of his exploits passed along the lines.

There might have been snipers with more known “kills” but some suggest Hines single handedly killed or captured more Germans than any other foot soldier — and certainly robbed more of them

On one occasion he rushed a german pill-box, he ran straight at it, leapt on it's roof and preformed a war dance while taunting the Germans to come out. When they failed to comply, Hines lobbed a couple of Mills bombs through the gun port. A few minutes later the 48 Germans who had survived staggered out with their hands above their heads. Hines collected his "souvenirs" before herding his prisoners back to the Australian lines.Later the same day, he went back into the field and “knocked out” a German machine gun post.
He did not like to use his 303 rifle, he went into action clutching two sand bags stuffed with Mills bombs,then he would use the bags for his "loot" .Battalion officers recognised his natural fighting ability but despaired of ever turning him into a trained and disciplined soldier.
lieutenant colonel allen thought of attaching the big fellow to a Lewis gun.Hines was entranced by the weapon and its spraying power. 'This'll do me', he growled...'it's just like hosing the bastards down"
Another time he returned from amiens with suitcases full of French francs, apparently “found” in a bank. British military police arrested him but he caused so much trouble and they couldnt prove he stole it,so they let him go and he returned to his unit.
at passchendaele, a shell burst killed every man in his Lewis gun crew. Hines was thrown 20 metres, had the soles ripped from his boots but still managed to crawl back and keep firing until he fainted from his wounds. After he recovered in hospital he returned, to be wounded again and gassed.He was sent back to Australia a month before the Armistice and discharged in 1919. He went back to doing the best he could – droving, prospecting and timber cutting...When a new war broke out in 1939 he tried to join up again, aged 66, but this time he couldn’t fib his way in. “Barney” died broke in 1958 at 85.photo below shows him  with his "loot"  after the fighting at Polygon Wood, Belgium
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 15, 2020, 04:24:55 PM
Great read and shows how much you dont need to take with you to do CSR ;)

https://advrider.com/f/threads/canning-stock-route-unsupported.1089992/ (https://advrider.com/f/threads/canning-stock-route-unsupported.1089992/)

awesome report, and amazing photos... well worth checking out.. hows the dude on the pushy! LMAO
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: D4D on May 15, 2020, 06:04:56 PM
Bunnings honouring their price match +10% off policy! Saved myself $105, even the Bunnos dude was impressed :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: achjimmy on May 15, 2020, 06:35:34 PM
Bunnings honouring their price match +10% off policy! Saved myself $105, even the Bunnos dude was impressed :cup:

Well done , the time I tried on some power points the manager was having a coronary! He rang regional management and all. It was a Woking saving thou (like 1/2 price )
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: D4D on May 15, 2020, 06:53:36 PM
Well done , the time I tried on some power points the manager was having a coronary!

I had a similar experience. Spoke with a young kid initially who gave it the once over, same model number, in stock etc. He had to get his manager due to the price difference. Manager went over everything with a fine tooth comb, even called the online store to make sure they had stock. In the end he approved the price match and told the young kid to put it through. The young kid said 'nice work' as he rang it up.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: jwb on May 15, 2020, 07:16:15 PM
I had a similar experience. Spoke with a young kid initially who gave it the once over, same model number, in stock etc. He had to get his manager due to the price difference. Manager went over everything with a fine tooth comb, even called the online store to make sure they had stock. In the end he approved the price match and told the young kid to put it through. The young kid said 'nice work' as he rang it up.


well come on!

more DETAILS would be great!        ;0

Stay safe!

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: D4D on May 15, 2020, 07:18:50 PM
Bunnos $581
https://www.bunnings.com.au/gorilla-1-5-2-4m-150kg-aluminium-adjustable-platform-ladder_p0861031 (https://www.bunnings.com.au/gorilla-1-5-2-4m-150kg-aluminium-adjustable-platform-ladder_p0861031)

Ladder Central $529
https://www.laddercentral.com.au/Shop-by-Product-Type/Platform-Ladders/Adjustable-Aluminium-Platform-Ladder/GORILLA-Aluminium-Adjustable-Platform-Ladder-1.5m-2.4m (https://www.laddercentral.com.au/Shop-by-Product-Type/Platform-Ladders/Adjustable-Aluminium-Platform-Ladder/GORILLA-Aluminium-Adjustable-Platform-Ladder-1.5m-2.4m)

Paid $476 :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 15, 2020, 07:31:28 PM
Big green shed today, car park quite busy people everywhere going in and out ... No line ups no spacing till you get the nod to go in, just go straight in . ..
Needed to go back about an hour before close, car park quite empty not realy busy .. but everyone lined up and spaced in the orange barricade tape  snake run waiting for the nodd to be allowed in .. stuff that keep on driving ..
Just find it funny they dont play the these are the rules game all day, then when its quiet and almost shut   " Oh you got to play by the rules  "  and do as your told ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 15, 2020, 08:17:06 PM
Big green shed today, car park quite busy people everywhere going in and out ... No line ups no spacing till you get the nod to go in, just go straight in . ..
Needed to go back about an hour before close, car park quite empty not realy busy .. but everyone lined up and spaced in the orange barricade tape  snake run waiting for the nodd to be allowed in .. stuff that keep on driving ..
Just find it funny they dont play the these are the rules game all day, then when its quiet and almost shut   " Oh you got to play by the rules  "  and do as your told ..
Don't have to put up with that BS if you visit your locally owned Mitre 10.
Sorry, I once worked for them thieving bastards.
They make you feel good , while screwing over their suppliers.
Should be a rant, ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: speewa158 on May 15, 2020, 08:36:41 PM
Went  prospecting today  to swing coils  . Only to find my battery's were not taking the charge  . Dead as when required to perform .  Spent the day driving around looking at the beauty of my area  . Magic
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 15, 2020, 08:39:49 PM
Wish my Dad was mega rich and had an escort for me to learn how to do skids in when I was learning to drive ....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHVIgeMp7t8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHVIgeMp7t8)  ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: lloydus67 on May 15, 2020, 09:44:08 PM
Some great pavement art by David Zinn
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: D4D on May 16, 2020, 03:35:20 PM
Pruned a big hedge today, realised my dad has the pole saw, plan B, went to the mower place and got a blade mount and blade for the brush cutter. I love the smell of two stroke in the morning!

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on May 16, 2020, 11:39:16 PM
Are you sure you didn’t buy the stihl today as well??? ;D

You would cry if you saw mine... ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: D4D on May 17, 2020, 08:24:37 AM
Are you sure you didn’t buy the stihl today as well??? ;D

The brushcutter attachment came with the Kombi tool when I bought it and I have never used it. I only ever use it with the hedge trimmer and chainsaw attachment.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 17, 2020, 10:55:28 AM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-12/business-lobby-group-calls-for-uluru-climb-to-reopen/12234066 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-12/business-lobby-group-calls-for-uluru-climb-to-reopen/12234066)   .... Climbing the Rock is BADDDDD .. Climbing the Rock is DIRESPECTFULLLLLLLL ... HOW DARE YOU  ... Up yours we closed it ... 10000 LESS VISITORS to the area almost immediately   .. Months later and Covid .... Ohh maybe we need to RE-OPEN the Rock climb to help recover the Economy ...  :cup: ;D ;D ;D
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-12/business-lobby-group-calls-for-uluru-climb-to-reopen/12234066 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-12/business-lobby-group-calls-for-uluru-climb-to-reopen/12234066)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bigfish on May 17, 2020, 11:31:05 AM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-12/business-lobby-group-calls-for-uluru-climb-to-reopen/12234066 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-12/business-lobby-group-calls-for-uluru-climb-to-reopen/12234066)   .... Climbing the Rock is BADDDDD .. Climbing the Rock is DIRESPECTFULLLLLLLL ... HOW DARE YOU  ... Up yours we closed it ... 10000 LESS VISITORS to the area almost immediately   .. Months later and Covid .... Ohh maybe we need to RE-OPEN the Rock climb to help recover the Economy ...  :cup: ;D ;D ;D
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-12/business-lobby-group-calls-for-uluru-climb-to-reopen/12234066 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-12/business-lobby-group-calls-for-uluru-climb-to-reopen/12234066)

Its the white fellas business groups chasing the dollar.  Traditional owners want it to stay as is...no climbing.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 17, 2020, 12:18:22 PM
Yep Realise that BF .. just made me smile that No one seems to have given a thought to retaining / encouraging visitors by some other strategy, when the Rock climb closed  .. They obviuosly didnt think or look into if there would such a big backlash  down turn in visitors ..
A drop of 10000 vistors is huge dollars to that region .. Complacency I would say has bit them in the arse .

I'll put up a free business idea for them or anyone . No climbing the Rock needed and safe ..
 Location Ayers Rock, A fixed series of base plate pads made to blend with the surrounds,  Helium balloons on captive winch lines to take xx number of paying visitors aloft for an AYERS ROCK Overveiw Experience, The Over veiw Experience could happen in windy dry / wet conditions to get that extra special experience . Naturaly there is a limit to what maximum windspeed overveiw flights would be allowed .
Doing it this way a families / visitors can Experience the Overveiw of the Rock Easily / cheaply / Safely and drive off to the  next area to vist in the state ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bigfish on May 17, 2020, 12:24:53 PM
Realise that .. just made me smile that No one seems to have given a thought to retaining / encouraging visitors by some other strategy, when the Rock climb closed  .. They obviuosly didnt think there would such a big backlash  down turn in visitors ..
A drop of 10000 vistors is huge dollars to that region ..

I,ve worked in the area but never bothered climbing the rock.  There is a heap to see in the region. The resort is bloody ridiculous in the prices it charges for tourists.  Definitely more lower priced camping areas needed. Many people will be doing it tough now so cheaper accommodation may be required if we want them to visit the regions. Opportunity for the local mobs to get behind camping grounds and include cultural tours as part of the deal. Tourism all over oz is going to take a big hit.  Up here in FNQ its expected to cost us over a billion locally.  Will take years to get back on track.  Daresay a lot more will holiday in Oz and keep the dollars here rather than overseas.  Hopefully.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on May 17, 2020, 01:12:23 PM
Its the white fellas business groups chasing the dollar.  Traditional owners want it to stay as is...no climbing.

Yeh, but the traditional owners have been missing out on a lot of money since the climb closed ( what little bit they actually get once the Nat Parks and the board of management get their cut ).
The community that lives beside the rock are still living in poverty, so I suppose it doesn't make a lot of difference to them.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MDS69 on May 17, 2020, 01:40:36 PM
Yeh, but the traditional owners have been missing out on a lot of money since the climb closed ( what little bit they actually get once the Nat Parks and the board of management get their cut ).
The community that lives beside the rock are still living in poverty, so I suppose it doesn't make a lot of difference to them.

Agree cause when you think about it less visitors, less sales of art and souvineers etc for one thing.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on May 17, 2020, 02:34:13 PM
Yeh, but the traditional owners have been missing out on a lot of money since the climb closed ( what little bit they actually get once the Nat Parks and the board of management get their cut ).
The community that lives beside the rock are still living in poverty, so I suppose it doesn't make a lot of difference to them.
Up around Darwin and Kakadu the indigenous whack gets put in first, they get the lot and all the other fees and charges from whoever gets added on top of that. The "resort "at Kakadu had a chart up to show where your money went.For every $1-00 spent 39c went STRAIGHT TO THE INDIGENOUS COMMUNTIES no matter what it was spent on, so I'd be betting there would be a similar arrangement for Uluru
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bigfish on May 17, 2020, 02:48:54 PM
Up around Darwin and Kakadu the indigenous whack gets put in first, they get the lot and all the other fees and charges from whoever gets added on top of that. The "resort "at Kakadu had a chart up to show where your money went.For every $1-00 spent 39c went STRAIGHT TO THE INDIGENOUS COMMUNTIES no matter what it was spent on, so I'd be betting there would be a similar arrangement for Uluru

The indigenous whack goes to the local indigenous council. How much depends on the councils. Also state govt would be negotiating as they wont put in a dollar more than they have to.  Having seen and experienced how these councils "operate" I know that not a great deal actually gets to the locals.   White, black, yellow or brindle ALL tourism ventures are going to struggle. Qld Eastern coast is feeling it really bad at the moment.  I think its time to think outside of the box and start new ventures that will lure the people of oz to forget about going abroad and spend your dollars here to keep the nation afloat.  I see some cruise operators have already begun advertising holidays for later in the year....yikes...I reckon that,s wishful thinking. Its a reason Qld wants VIRGIN to survive.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 17, 2020, 07:05:06 PM
Hmmm,
I installed 4 pvc down pipes(pre painted to match the roof and gutter) on the unit of the eldests daughters partners unit.
Needed 4x 90mm slab repairs, he supplied pipe, bends, brackets.
Cost me 3 hours + travel + bits,
They rocked up this arvo, enjoyed an arvo of laughs, beers and food.
As they left, he slips me a green back & a bottle of Jack.
He's a good young bloke.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: SJindustries on May 17, 2020, 08:04:16 PM
Seeing all the awesome woodworking going on in people's sheds, this made me laugh(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200517/90a16afa5707d1408de36210ac9e0b76.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on May 17, 2020, 08:09:36 PM
Seeing all the awesome woodworking going on in people's sheds, this made me laugh(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200517/90a16afa5707d1408de36210ac9e0b76.jpg)

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He also owned a rocking horse.damn thing wooden sh!t.  8) 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 18, 2020, 10:24:26 AM
The Air Cond in the Fleetwood had lost its edge.

I took it to a guy last Wednesday, he reckoned the gas level was fine, but it could be one of two valves playing up.
These are a really complex system huh.... 1st year of the Climate Control Air Conditioning.

To do either valve, would require the removal of the bonnet and R/H hinge.  :-[

To his credit, guy #1 didn't charge me anything and was as helpful as he could be.

Took the car to guy # 2 this morning, showed him the valves in question, but I said to him, same as I did to guy # 1, I have a gut feeling, its lost some gas.

Guy #2, said, he thought the gas was going to ok as well, but gave it a touch up.

HOLY CRAP.... straight back to 6 degrees at the vents again.
Robbie refused any money..... I ended up stuffing a $50 note in his top pocket.

Ipswich City Auto Electrical, Flint street Ipswich.... Robbie was terrific.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on May 18, 2020, 12:16:33 PM
The Air Cond in the Fleetwood had lost its edge.

I took it to a guy last Wednesday, he reckoned the gas level was fine, but it could be one of two valves playing up.
These are a really complex system huh.... 1st year of the Climate Control Air Conditioning.

To do either valve, would require the removal of the bonnet and R/H hinge.  :-[

To his credit, guy #1 didn't charge me anything and was as helpful as he could be.

Took the car to guy # 2 this morning, showed him the valves in question, but I said to him, same as I did to guy # 1, I have a gut feeling, its lost some gas.

Guy #2, said, he thought the gas was going to ok as well, but gave it a touch up.

HOLY CRAP.... straight back to 6 degrees at the vents again.
Robbie refused any money..... I ended up stuffing a $50 note in his top pocket.

Ipswich City Auto Electrical, Flint street Ipswich.... Robbie was terrific.



Maybe you could get him to do a gas touch up on you   ;D might fix a couple of your problems   :angel:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 18, 2020, 12:32:46 PM
Maybe you could get him to do a gas touch up on you   ;D might fix a couple of your problems   :angel:

Oh man, I need more gas like I need more hemorrhoids.

Anywhere, anytime is my new motto.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: prodigyrf on May 19, 2020, 01:03:23 PM
While the Gummint taxeaters were still back at the office doing an EIS and WHS plan with social distancing-
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/brisbane/man-in-tinny-frees-trapped-whale-calf-before-official-help-arrives/ar-BB14gVxK
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 19, 2020, 04:13:28 PM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jimbags on May 19, 2020, 05:31:16 PM
While the Gummint taxeaters were still back at the office doing an EIS and WHS plan with social distancing-
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/brisbane/man-in-tinny-frees-trapped-whale-calf-before-official-help-arrives/ar-BB14gVxK

I heard about this on the news today. Also heard he may face charges for going too close to a whale!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on May 21, 2020, 07:21:34 AM
Also heard he may face charges for going too close to a whale!

2 actually, potentially $26,900 for "interfering with shark control nets", and $1300 for going too close to the whale.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 21, 2020, 09:28:49 AM
2 actually, potentially $26,900 for "interfering with shark control nets", and $1300 for going too close to the whale.
They should be thanking him, not fining him. ****in stupid world
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 21, 2020, 09:35:01 AM
The fines will get waived.....

Bet my right one on it.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on May 21, 2020, 09:37:52 AM
The fines will get waived.....

Bet my right one on it.

Recon you're right on that call, but they'll still threaten him with it to discourage others from doing the same. There's about $10k been pledged on a gofundme page to cover his fines, wonder what happens to that money if he doesn't get fined?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 21, 2020, 09:54:46 AM
Recon you're right on that call, but they'll still threaten him with it to discourage others from doing the same. There's about $10k been pledged on a gofundme page to cover his fines, wonder what happens to that money if he doesn't get fined?

Yep, ya spot on about scaring folks about doing it again.

Christ knows why, some nimrod would start a go fund me before  he even gets fined.
Be interesting to see where/who the money ends up with.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on May 21, 2020, 10:14:39 AM
Be interesting to see where/who the money ends up with.

It's up to $15k now, but apparently will be donated to whale research if not required - https://www.gofundme.com/f/tinny-man (https://www.gofundme.com/f/tinny-man)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 21, 2020, 03:41:42 PM
Officially announced that he's been warned, but no fine

http://www.mygc.com.au/gold-coast-hero-escapes-fine-for-rescuing-trapped-baby-whale/ (http://www.mygc.com.au/gold-coast-hero-escapes-fine-for-rescuing-trapped-baby-whale/)

Donated $ going to Sea Shepherds.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: DarWen on May 21, 2020, 08:00:37 PM
Jeepers gets too keep his left one ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: jclures on May 21, 2020, 08:03:08 PM
Jeepers gets too keep his left one ;D ;D ;D ;D

He is probably to old to use it anyhow. >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 21, 2020, 08:08:29 PM
He is probably to old to use it anyhow. >:D
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Champin on May 21, 2020, 08:57:30 PM
At least jeepers still has the right nack

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 22, 2020, 04:10:40 AM
Yep..... still got 'em.

These days though, I have to buy bigger socks so I can tuck them in.... fukk they hang low.  :-[
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on May 22, 2020, 09:22:34 AM
Yep..... still got 'em.

These days though, I have to buy bigger socks so I can tuck them in.... fukk they hang low.  :-[
See, I told you, you didn't know how to spell  :-* ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 22, 2020, 05:11:16 PM
Ebay box arrived TWO WEEKS ahead of the estimated arrival time .. Almost unheard of .. :cup:  Another peice to the unfinished camper puzzle, A shiny new Diesel heater . She can complain How hot it is then,  rather than how cold .. When and if the camper gets finished and we get to go camping ..[ Need to get back to work first though, Friggen Virus ] . :angel: ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on May 22, 2020, 07:58:43 PM
Ebay box arrived TWO WEEKS ahead of the estimated arrival time .. Almost unheard of .. :cup:  Another peice to the unfinished camper puzzle, A shiny new Diesel heater . She can complain How hot it is then,  rather than how cold .. When and if the camper gets finished and we get to go camping ..[ Need to get back to work first though, Friggen Chink Virus ] . :angel: ;D

It's why I usually only buy from an aussie site that says delivery in approx 1 to 1 and 1/2 weeks. Doesn't mean they are aussies, but at least they have a rello who has stock in a garage or warehouse in Australia.!!
Installed one last year......I personally just jump into bed and jump out next morning, but the missus loves it .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 22, 2020, 08:13:46 PM
Was listed as coming from Victoria and had nearly a 4 week  estimated delivery time .  ;D
ANOTHER REASON TO SMILE    ... I got a call from my work, Ive picked up Four Shifts  next week, Two and a half months of Isolation and twiddling the thumbs doing nothing and BAM  ... Maybe it will be the start of our recovery / maybe not .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on May 23, 2020, 09:48:12 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 23, 2020, 09:58:13 AM
Handy if your travelling :) Click the green dots.
http://radio.garden/visit/melbourne/OXpr0ERz (http://radio.garden/visit/melbourne/OXpr0ERz)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 23, 2020, 10:00:43 AM
Ebay box arrived TWO WEEKS ahead of the estimated arrival time ..
have a parcel that tracking hasnt updated since 21st April.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on May 23, 2020, 10:21:01 AM
When i order from E Bay, if the parcel is coming via Australia from the seller i dont even bother with that seller.

Waited 6 weeks for a parcel to come 3 hours down the road thru AP last year.

 I message the seller and ask.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 23, 2020, 10:25:32 AM
Against that, I ordered something off Amazon late Monday arvo, & it was delivered by normal postie yesterday morning ;D

Says it came from Melbourne, & the envelope had an Aus Post logo on it, & was marked "Regfast" ???

So if Amazon can (apparently ???) get things delivered by the PO quickly, why can't they do it for everybody ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 23, 2020, 11:24:51 AM
Just doing a survey & had to smile ;D

Do you have funeral insurance ???

In the last 6 months, have you made a claim on your funeral insurance ??? ::)

To be fair, they did also specify "for yourself or any other person", but still ... ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on May 23, 2020, 12:22:15 PM
Was listed as coming from Victoria and had nearly a 4 week  estimated delivery time .  ;D


That's the alarm bell......4 week est delivery from Melbourne....via China !!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 23, 2020, 02:18:03 PM
The ol girl ordered a new vacuum cleaner from some mob on Wednesday out of Brisbane.
I picked it yesterday from the Coominya Post Office.

I'm not sure why you ratbags give Aussie Post such a hard time.
Even in a rural area, they still look after us fine.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 23, 2020, 04:39:53 PM
First fire for us this year, not because it's cold,
Just because we can :)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on May 24, 2020, 07:11:16 AM
Against that, I ordered something off Amazon late Monday arvo, & it was delivered by normal postie yesterday morning ;D

Says it came from Melbourne, & the envelope had an Aus Post logo on it, & was marked "Regfast" ???

So if Amazon can (apparently ???) get things delivered by the PO quickly, why can't they do it for everybody ???

Amazon pay a premium and their product is treated the same as Express Post  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 24, 2020, 07:20:04 AM
Amazon pay a premium and their product is treated the same as Express Post  ;D

Thanks, Spada - I thought the "Regfast" must mean something!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: speewa158 on May 24, 2020, 07:49:08 AM
Donald Trump has/had not too sure aa press secretary that showed his personal bank statement to prove a point to the world press . Gezzzzz its hard to get good help these days 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 24, 2020, 08:55:49 AM
On another forum, we were discussing the impending closure of Target stores, & somebody put up a list of stores that are on the chopping block:

https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/kmart/these-are-the-target-stores-that-will-close-and-those-that-will-turn-into-kmart--c-1054931 (https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/kmart/these-are-the-target-stores-that-will-close-and-those-that-will-turn-into-kmart--c-1054931)

I had to have a smile at some of the stores that will either close, or change to Kmart, in Qld:

Casino
Goonellabah
Murwillumbah
Ocean Shores
Yamba ;D ::)

I know that originally, the Qld-NSW border was supposed to be further south than it is now, so they may be working off that ???

Or possibly it's a way around Mexicans not being allowed up here to shop ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 24, 2020, 09:15:33 AM
On another forum, we were discussing the impending closure of Target stores, & somebody put up a list of stores that are on the chopping block:

https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/kmart/these-are-the-target-stores-that-will-close-and-those-that-will-turn-into-kmart--c-1054931 (https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/kmart/these-are-the-target-stores-that-will-close-and-those-that-will-turn-into-kmart--c-1054931)

I had to have a smile at some of the stores that will either close, or change to Kmart, in Qld:

Casino
Goonellabah
Murwillumbah
Ocean Shores
Yamba ;D ::)

I know that originally, the Qld-NSW border was supposed to be further south than it is now, so they may be working off that ???

Or possibly it's a way around Mexicans not being allowed up here to shop ???
Hey Fizzie,
There is an imaginary boarder that transport and businesses use and it's the Clarence Valley.
BBC, years ago Ballina/Lismore were under the QLD umbrella, Yamba, Maclean & Grafton stores were NSW. Yet tv advertising that people saw was transmitted from Lismore, different pricing. When Bunnings came to the east coast, they struggled with that.
I believe Woolies, Coles and a few of the other chain stores still work on that model.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: alnjan on May 24, 2020, 10:09:56 AM
As Jon said, NSW towns but supplied from Qld.   

Sometimes the border varies.  We have a Coles in Coffs Harbour and a newer one at Moonee Beach just north of Coffs.   Asked one day as one store had one product and the other didn't.  Coffs store supplied from Sydney and Moonee store supplied from Brisbane.   The stores are a whole 13.5kms apart. 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on May 24, 2020, 10:30:25 AM
As Jon said, NSW towns but supplied from Qld.   

Sometimes the border varies.  We have a Coles in Coffs Harbour and a newer one at Moonee Beach just north of Coffs.   Asked one day as one store had one product and the other didn't.  Coffs store supplied from Sydney and Moonee store supplied from Brisbane.   The stores are a whole 13.5kms apart.
Could be depending on how far the stores are from the DC ( Distribution Centres)?
One might be closer to one than the other?
Just a thought.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on May 24, 2020, 10:52:16 AM
Could be depending on how far the stores are from the DC ( Distribution Centres)?
One might be closer to one than the other?
Just a thought.

Coles here is Brisbane, Woolies is Sydney and we're pretty much half way on the Inland route.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on May 24, 2020, 11:27:02 AM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-24/brisbane-shivers-through-coldest-may-day-in-almost-a-century/12280706 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-24/brisbane-shivers-through-coldest-may-day-in-almost-a-century/12280706)
If Australia post was working better I'd send them some cement pills   ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: plusnq on May 24, 2020, 11:38:41 AM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-24/brisbane-shivers-through-coldest-may-day-in-almost-a-century/12280706 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-24/brisbane-shivers-through-coldest-may-day-in-almost-a-century/12280706)
If Australia post was working better I'd send them some cement pills   ;D ;D ;D

I’m not out of my shorts yet. 😂😂😂
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Gandalf the White on May 24, 2020, 06:23:20 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-24/brisbane-shivers-through-coldest-may-day-in-almost-a-century/12280706 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-24/brisbane-shivers-through-coldest-may-day-in-almost-a-century/12280706)
If Australia post was working better I'd send them some cement pills   ;D ;D ;D
:cheers: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 24, 2020, 06:31:53 PM
I’m not out of my shorts yet. 😂😂😂
and for that we thank god.. :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 24, 2020, 07:18:25 PM
;)
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 25, 2020, 03:30:25 AM
What made me smile yesterday.......

My wife was doing some painting in the dining  area and mid-stroke, she said,

"Do you think its time to build another drag car"
"Maybe something for the Nostalgia Drags and Drag Challenge"

Well fukk me....  ;D That's gunna be fun.  8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on May 25, 2020, 06:16:33 AM
I believe Woolies, Coles and a few of the other chain stores still work on that model.

When I was with Big W Coffs Harbour to Tweed fell under the Qld Group. It was based on balancing the number of stores covered by each area manager.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 25, 2020, 06:41:06 AM
When I was with Big W Coffs Harbour to Tweed fell under the Qld Group. It was based on balancing the number of stores covered by each area manager.
Yep, Cheers.
It was something Bunnings struggled with when Wesfarmers aquired BBC,
Their pricing was all over the place.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 25, 2020, 08:15:05 AM
My wife was doing some painting in the dining  area and mid-stroke, she said,

"Do you think its time to build another drag car"

Sorry, Jeeps, I think you may have misheard what she said ???

I think it was actually "I think its time you built me another drag car"! ;D >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 25, 2020, 09:30:49 AM
Gunna try and check out a potential unit this week. :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 25, 2020, 10:04:10 AM
Gunna try and check out a potential unit this week. :cup:
thsi style

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283862381653/ (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283862381653/)

or this style
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/254394303797/ (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/254394303797/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 25, 2020, 11:54:52 AM
thsi style

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283862381653/ (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283862381653/)

or this style
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/254394303797/ (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/254394303797/)

Neither.....
Thinking of a nice MK2 Zephyr sedan (59/60) in a nice light mint green colour.
Maybe throw a white roof on it and trim the insides pale green and white to suit.
Spats, venetians, white walls, steel sunvisor.... full grandpa spec.

Been talking to Footy Shorts Shane this morning, he agrees,
a turbo barra, 4 speed o/d auto..... a decent diff etc.
Little bit of mini tub work should see a 235 fit up its bum.
Should see a mid to high 9 second pass without too much bother at all.

I've rung about a Z car already this morning, but its goneski.

No rush, i'll keep looking.....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 25, 2020, 12:09:03 PM
WATCH: Hazelwood Power Station to be demolished within the hour Edit: which hour I dont know...
edit edit: Dude on the laptop that controls the explosives is filling in his two factor authentication to reset his forgotten password HAHAHHAAHHAH!


https://www.3aw.com.au/watch-hazelwood-power-station-to-be-demolished-within-the-hour/ (https://www.3aw.com.au/watch-hazelwood-power-station-to-be-demolished-within-the-hour/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 25, 2020, 01:18:18 PM
Spectacular ;D

But blowing up the chimneys doesn't = "Hazelwood Power Station being demolished" ::)
Title: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on May 25, 2020, 01:38:02 PM
Spectacular ;D

But blowing up the chimneys doesn't = "Hazelwood Power Station being demolished" ::)
But it is... being demolished.
Just had to drop the stacks first as part of the asbestos removal prior to the main clearing of the site.

Apparently someone applied to have the site listed as ‘culturally important’ which would mean it had to maintained for future generations.
I think Tony was pretty upset when his application was denied. But it means the current owner is free to do whatever they want with the site.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: austastar on May 25, 2020, 01:56:11 PM
Hi,
    I would like to see things like the power station adapted for some sort of cultural/industrial education/tourism display. Especially with designs/concepts that are now historical.
Such stuff is fascinating to me.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 26, 2020, 12:31:01 PM
After 10 weeks of lock down and no work, Im one shift into a restart and our lot to reopening  to the public on monday, Lots of rearranging and different work model to the pre Virus attack, Bur back into it in a limited capacity .. ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on May 26, 2020, 01:04:11 PM
After 10 weeks of lock down and no work, Im one shift into a restart and our lot to reopening  to the public on monday, Lots of rearranging and different work model to the pre Virus attack, Bur back into it in a limited capacity .. ;D ;D

Are you eligible for Jobkeeper Edz?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 28, 2020, 11:34:29 AM
Spotted this up on a flatbed t'other day.

Have seen so many comments on here from people worrying about putting too much weight up on the roof of their CT ...

The answer appears to just be get a Jeep Coromal, because you can have 2 roof pods on it!!! ::) ;D >:D

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: speewa158 on May 28, 2020, 08:09:26 PM
My CUB Supermatic Escape is about to go  UP for Grabs on the open market . l have been thinking  about all the good times we have had in it  . The times at Chambers Pillar , Lambert Corner , Mitchel's Falls , Servaner Way  , The Cape  ( FNQ ) . Cubby has done the distance , followed as it should have  & provided us with comfort . We have upgraded to an Exdious 14   Complete Campsite  . Now Cubby should be going to another Swagger to have it part of your travels .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 29, 2020, 06:37:53 PM
 ;D ;D Pffftttt No weight distribution hitches, GVM upgrades or million  dollar landcruisers ..Dont know how they ever survived the drive ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rags on May 29, 2020, 06:51:55 PM
;D ;D Pffftttt No weight distribution hitches, GVM upgrades or million  dollar landcruisers ..Dont know how they ever survived the drive ..

Probably slipper springs supporting those 13” cross ply tyres also
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 29, 2020, 07:45:20 PM
 ;D ;D     Yep and over ride brakes if any at all, Ohh and dont forget the underated   4"  chassis rails, 3" x 2" and  2" x 2 "  in the rest of the chassis that was common ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on May 29, 2020, 08:06:16 PM
;D ;D Pffftttt No weight distribution hitches, GVM upgrades or million  dollar landcruisers ..Dont know how they ever survived the drive ..

Can you imagine going down the freeway at 100 k/ph in that ?
Just because we did things in the old days, doesn't say they were any good !!
I used to drink KB cans ( even in the kegs ), but doesn't say it was any good.... ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on May 29, 2020, 08:32:02 PM
Can you imagine going down the freeway at 100 k/ph in that ?
Just because we did things in the old days, doesn't say they were any good !!
I used to drink KB cans ( even in the kegs ), but doesn't say it was any good.... ;D ;D

You couldn't, there were no freeways in Australia then
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on May 29, 2020, 09:09:51 PM
This 4 legged girl made us smile today.

Meet Meeka, a border collie x kelpie. She is 3 months old and from animal shelter.

Very happy kids and family atm  :cup:

(https://i.ibb.co/C21D7B2/Capture.png) (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on May 29, 2020, 09:38:22 PM
This 4 legged girl made us smile today.

Meet Meeka, a border collie x kelpie. She is 3 months old and from animal shelter.

Very happy kids and family atm  :cup:

(https://i.ibb.co/C21D7B2/Capture.png) (https://imgbb.com/)
:cup: :cup: :cup: great to see a rescue dog  :cheers:   This little girl was slated to be put down the next day   :'( luckily I heard about her and picked her up 4pm before it could happen

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 30, 2020, 12:19:45 AM
Are you eligible for Jobkeeper Edz?

Yes TA. Even if we just work up to the standard JK pay limit, Re :  hours.   I dont mind least we are getting back into the swing of things .
Thankfully our lot got in as soon as they could and sorted that side of it, though sadly  some had to be excluded as per Govco guidelines .
The Govco return to work guidelines for the reopen have been changing like the wind, sometimes two or three times daily, Thats been a headache for our lot .. [ Hospitality trade ] ..
Latest word is, Most of us will be back on a reasonably close to  normal pre virus roster +- some hours, As of Monday ..
Thank you Aunty Gladys Berri J  ..   
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 30, 2020, 07:44:23 AM
In my best Elmer Fudd voice....

be vewy vewy quiet.... we're hunting Zephyrs. har har har har.

Two to look at today, hoping at least one is worth buying.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: DandyD on May 30, 2020, 08:16:58 AM
You couldn't, there were no freeways in Australia then

Or k/ph.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 30, 2020, 01:50:09 PM
In my best Elmer Fudd voice....

be vewy vewy quiet.... we're hunting Zephyrs. har har har har.

Two to look at today, hoping at least one is worth buying.

And..... BINGO, we have a 1960 MK2 Zephyr, series 2 lowline sedan.  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on May 30, 2020, 02:14:42 PM
And..... BINGO, we have a 1960 MK2 Zephyr, series 2 lowline sedan.  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:

:worthles:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 30, 2020, 02:21:43 PM
:worthles:

I need the ol girl to download 'em yet.

I got a genuine 89,000 mile car that came from Gunnedah in NSW.
The car has been stripped down to almost a bare shell, which suits me fine, saves me doing it.
Comes with everything except motor and box.... perfect.
Even the hood lining and dash top is perfectly usable.

The price, a lazy 2 grand..... winner winner, chicken dinner.

I might do as suggested later, and start a dedicated build thread.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on May 30, 2020, 05:09:29 PM
Just spotting this Beasty ...  Conditional NSW rego ?  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on May 30, 2020, 06:42:27 PM
^heavily modified but still 'historic' so ends up on that instead of normal club/historic rego
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 30, 2020, 07:43:40 PM
Happy Days.
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on May 30, 2020, 07:44:16 PM
I need the ol girl to download 'em yet.



C'mon.....you can build a drag car but you can't download yourself ??   ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on May 30, 2020, 08:33:22 PM
C'mon.....you can build a drag car but you can't download yourself ??   ;D
:worthles:     :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on May 31, 2020, 12:27:55 AM
How many prostitutes are needed to sink an average commercial yacht?  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:

https://www.reddit.com/r/theydidthemath/comments/8s3dsn/request_how_many_prostitutes_are_needed_to_sink/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/theydidthemath/comments/8s3dsn/request_how_many_prostitutes_are_needed_to_sink/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 31, 2020, 03:26:13 AM
C'mon.....you can build a drag car but you can't download yourself ??   ;D

I can download myself quite fine thank you..... ya pervert.
Its getting pics from phone to computer that I struggle with.
Title: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on May 31, 2020, 06:49:45 AM
I can download myself quite fine thank you..... ya pervert.
Its getting pics from phone to computer that I struggle with.
Download the free ‘Tapatalk’ app to your phone, then use it to post photos straight from your phone to the forum with one click.

You don’t even have to worry about those pesky [ img ] tags...... ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on May 31, 2020, 07:25:50 AM
Just spotting this Beasty ...  Conditional NSW rego ?  ;D

So where's the ladder to climb in & out of the thing ??? ;D >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on May 31, 2020, 05:27:22 PM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Raym on May 31, 2020, 07:04:14 PM
Lifted this from a Facebook post. Probably knocked it of so he could report for bail.

"Tip for young criminals. Don't ride the motorcycle you stole to the police station to report for bail! Especially not if the owner is at the police station providing a statement regarding the incident. Bail refused, bed booked in Hakea Prison, and a date with a Magistrate!!

This update came from the Canning Vale Police on Twitter @CanningValePol"
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: paceman on May 31, 2020, 07:11:27 PM
First time for pork ribs on the Weber kettle... 6 hour 3-2-1 method, with apple wood chunks for a bit of smokey flavour...

Pretty happy with the results...

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on May 31, 2020, 08:08:43 PM
Via a friend, we've (wife more than me really) got to know one of the Azidi families from Iraq who are now living here.

We met up with (most of) the family today with our dog, so the kids could have a play with the dog and practice their English more.

Two stand outs:
1) The community here is so funny - we got talking and realised we'd got stuck behind them when they'd visited a neighbour of ours the other day.
2) The kids have such high goals; one wants to be a doctor (and not just a doctor, but a paediatrician), another wants to be a teacher.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Steffo1 on May 31, 2020, 08:21:14 PM
First time for pork ribs on the Weber kettle... 6 hour 3-2-1 method, with apple wood chunks for a bit of smokey flavour...

Pretty happy with the results...

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Not long since I've eaten and you've made me hungry!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on May 31, 2020, 10:07:56 PM
Via a friend, we've (wife more than me really) got to know one of the Azidi families from Iraq who are now living here.

We met up with (most of) the family today with our dog, so the kids could have a play with the dog and practice their English more.

Two stand outs:
1) The community here is so funny - we got talking and realised we'd got stuck behind them when they'd visited a neighbour of ours the other day.
2) The kids have such high goals; one wants to be a doctor (and not just a doctor, but a paediatrician), another wants to be a teacher.
Too many people here just take things for granted
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on June 01, 2020, 05:42:28 AM
First time for pork ribs on the Weber kettle... 6 hour 3-2-1 method, with apple wood chunks for a bit of smokey flavour...

Pretty happy with the results...

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Geeze that looks yummy  8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Steffo1 on June 01, 2020, 08:52:12 AM
Just spotting this Beasty ...  Conditional NSW rego ?  ;D

Edz, a little bit of info!
https://youtu.be/T4K5CYFag_4 (https://youtu.be/T4K5CYFag_4)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: glenm64 on June 01, 2020, 09:09:04 AM
First time for pork ribs on the Weber kettle... 6 hour 3-2-1 method, with apple wood chunks for a bit of smokey flavour...

Pretty happy with the results...

Apple wood gives a great flavour, versatile with so many meats IMO. Think I may well be cranking up the smoker next break to do me some ribs.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Champin on June 01, 2020, 09:19:59 AM
Love the winch setup.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on June 01, 2020, 01:16:59 PM
Edz, a little bit of info!
“As long as I’m anchored to a solid tree, they’ll come up”..... ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 01, 2020, 03:26:06 PM
On a Jack Absalom Youtube/Googling binge -

This is a nice listen
https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/jack-absalom/9517104 (https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/jack-absalom/9517104)

Would give anything to be able to paint
Some amazing detail in this
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Raym on June 01, 2020, 07:01:27 PM
Been watching a couple of other guys painting Aussie landscape. Two different styles but love the locations.

https://youtu.be/kEnYChKYRDw (https://youtu.be/kEnYChKYRDw)

https://youtu.be/7zpSEDTdCq4 (https://youtu.be/7zpSEDTdCq4)

Not sure why the links wont work.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: speewa158 on June 01, 2020, 07:13:51 PM
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Say WHAT      ????????
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Raym on June 01, 2020, 08:20:25 PM
Been watching a couple of other guys painting Aussie landscape. Two different styles but love the locations.

https://youtu.be/kEnYChKYRDw (https://youtu.be/kEnYChKYRDw)

https://youtu.be/7zpSEDTdCq4 (https://youtu.be/7zpSEDTdCq4)

Not sure why the links wont work.

Ok the links work but start a bit into the videos. They are worth watching the start for the scenery.

Oh well time for a bex & a lie down I think.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Steffo1 on June 01, 2020, 08:44:44 PM
On a Jack Absalom Youtube/Googling binge -

This is a nice listen
https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/jack-absalom/9517104 (https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/jack-absalom/9517104)

Would give anything to be able to paint
Some amazing detail in this
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Thanks for this. I have a copy of ' Safe Outback Travels' and read it occasionally to reminisce.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on June 02, 2020, 08:59:56 AM
On a Jack Absalom Youtube/Googling binge -

This is a nice listen
https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/jack-absalom/9517104 (https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/jack-absalom/9517104)

Would give anything to be able to paint
Some amazing detail in this
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Here ya go Birdman, Try this technique .     https://www.facebook.com/mokranimoh999/videos/295365874827999/ (https://www.facebook.com/mokranimoh999/videos/295365874827999/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 02, 2020, 09:32:01 AM
Quote from: edz
Here ya go Birdman, Try this technique .     https://www.facebook.com/mokranimoh999/videos/295365874827999/ (https://www.facebook.com/mokranimoh999/videos/295365874827999/)
mate I failed stick figures at school :'( not 1 ounce of artistic skill in this carcass sadly.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 02, 2020, 09:59:57 AM
mate I failed stick figures at school :'( not 1 ounce of artistic skill in this carcass sadly.

ha ha ha, you and me both.

Couldn't draw a straight line if ya paid me.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 02, 2020, 12:46:13 PM
Australian Research & Space Exploration - Space Australia

https://www.facebook.com/space.aus/ (https://www.facebook.com/space.aus/)

gotta get me one of them shirts...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on June 02, 2020, 12:50:00 PM
Australian Research & Space Exploration - Space Australia

https://www.facebook.com/space.aus/ (https://www.facebook.com/space.aus/)

gotta get me one of them shirts...

 ;D ;D ;D ;D :cup: designed just for you  :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 02, 2020, 03:42:35 PM
Finishing another pearler of a job. 15 months to build 10 high end apartments in Armadale. All handed over yesterday almost ready for the new owners

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on June 02, 2020, 03:51:42 PM
10 high end apartments
:o Flash lookin murry's they are
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: AllanK on June 03, 2020, 08:18:03 AM
Not sure if it belongs here or in “WTF”.
Needed a new set of Mongrel work boots so rang two stores in town not 500metres apart.
Decided not to get the set from the tradies shop at $215. Got myself the same set from the produce supplier for $135.
Go figure,🤔 then smile. 😎
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Steffo1 on June 03, 2020, 11:33:53 AM
My turn to cook dindins  the other night, so did something different.......................Chinese Sausages.


Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on June 03, 2020, 12:20:05 PM
So what have you tested positive for so far ??? >:D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on June 04, 2020, 04:01:19 PM
https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/surfers-paradise-to-perth-australia-cannonball-run (https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/surfers-paradise-to-perth-australia-cannonball-run)   ;D ;D Ahhh these were the days .. Never competed in one but drove many copy cat smaller ones .   :angel: :angel: :police:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 04, 2020, 09:08:19 PM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 04, 2020, 09:16:38 PM
Setting up the camper and getting back out into the Bush

GG

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 05, 2020, 01:47:50 PM
Lesson learnt the hard way
https://imgur.com/gallery/Q9LzmBy?fbclid=IwAR1AYz1L6fYtOw1R7iC-m8WbtjGEEQ26hwDd29ylBEYNxy5b0P55Ju4xIpA (https://imgur.com/gallery/Q9LzmBy?fbclid=IwAR1AYz1L6fYtOw1R7iC-m8WbtjGEEQ26hwDd29ylBEYNxy5b0P55Ju4xIpA)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on June 05, 2020, 04:10:36 PM
Lesson learnt the hard way
https://imgur.com/gallery/Q9LzmBy?fbclid=IwAR1AYz1L6fYtOw1R7iC-m8WbtjGEEQ26hwDd29ylBEYNxy5b0P55Ju4xIpA (https://imgur.com/gallery/Q9LzmBy?fbclid=IwAR1AYz1L6fYtOw1R7iC-m8WbtjGEEQ26hwDd29ylBEYNxy5b0P55Ju4xIpA)

Lucky that's all he got, trying to take the weapon away from a cop. The best bit is that clip plays on a loop, and even after a dozen runs, it just keeps getting betyter.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 05, 2020, 05:25:47 PM
While looking at adding a Hammer Drill to my Makita battery kit,
I was informed that 'At the moment the 5Amp battery' is $90'
Winning, those suckers are usually. $160.
Every penny counts.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jimbags on June 05, 2020, 08:15:33 PM
On a similar vein, today i bought a sp tools battery powered kit. Thanks to the sale price and a discount code saved almost $500 on it!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 05, 2020, 08:39:55 PM
On a similar vein, today i bought a sp tools battery powered kit. Thanks to the sale price and a discount code saved almost $500 on it!
Nice score.
Happy Days
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 06, 2020, 11:15:10 AM
Just rewatched Last Taxi to Darwin again, 5th odd time.. :)

what a great movie, and underrated actor Michael Caton is.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on June 06, 2020, 12:14:15 PM
Just rewatched Last Taxi to Darwin again, 5th odd time.. :)

what a great movie, and underrated actor Michael Caton is.
X2. The Castle and Strange Bedfellows are two more that Michael Caton starred in that although getting a bit older now, i still pull them out regularely for a watch and laugh.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 06, 2020, 02:46:29 PM
Bought today a 18V brushless Makita comb hammer drill.
I had thrown in, 2 5amp batteries for $180, that's nearly half price.
Happy Days.
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: jwb on June 06, 2020, 05:26:07 PM
Just rewatched Last Taxi to Darwin again, 5th odd time.. :)

what a great movie, and underrated actor Michael Caton is.
I watched this last weekend!
Very good movie!

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on June 06, 2020, 06:57:12 PM
Bought today a 18V brushless Makita comb hammer drill.
I had thrown in, 2 5amp batteries for $180, that's nearly half price.
Happy Days.
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My Hitachi does the total opposite of making me smile. :(

My 5ah battery comes straight off the charger, plugged into the grinder and gets this far into a piece of 1.6mm alloy plate before it dies....

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Yep, that’s right a freshly charged 5ah battery doesn’t even score the surface of 1.6mm alloy for 200mm before it dies.

It was about 2 months out of warranty when it stopped holding charge. And they want $200 for a replacement battery....
Now I’m stuck with 5 useless skins because of this useless battery....
Not... Happy... Jan....!!!!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rags on June 06, 2020, 07:08:20 PM
No 1 daughter after living in the UK for last 18 months has just landed in Melbourne on QF10 where she will take up a 14 day stint of isolation in a hotel provided by the Australian Government.
Hopefully we get to see her in a fortnight when she returns to BNE after isolation.
Thanks to the Australian government and the Australian high commission in the UK for organising and chartering the Qantas jet to bring home our Aussie’s in the UK. This flight was the last that the government had planed.

Update, she has just received a detention and detained notice by the Government with details of her lockup in Docklands
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 06, 2020, 07:28:13 PM


My Hitachi does the total opposite of making me smile. :(

My 5ah battery comes straight off the charger, plugged into the grinder and gets this far into a piece of 1.6mm alloy plate before it dies....

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200606/32cce51454a62d6b67e47760faee3c77.jpg)

Yep, that’s right a freshly charged 5ah battery doesn’t even score the surface of 1.6mm alloy for 200mm before it dies.

It was about 2 months out of warranty when it stopped holding charge. And they want $200 for a replacement battery....
Now I’m stuck with 5 useless skins because of this useless battery....
Not... Happy... Jan....!!!!

That sux big time mate. :(
I have now 3 5amp, 2 3amp & 1 1.5amp(vacuum).
They now power, 1x combo hammer drill(brushless), 1x brushless rip saw(160mm), 1x 115mm grinder(brushless), 1x drill(multi purpose), 1x impact driver(brushless), vacuum, 1x 235mm multi speed/oscillating fan.

I've struggled with coin over the last few years,  I am slowly building up my kit.
Tools aren't cheap, you purchase a tool/s with an expectation they are are going to perform.
My rip saw failed 5 weeks ago(still in warranty), just cane to a stop.
The lisenced  repairer told me I was the third one he had seen.
Replaced the motor, heat sink pad/block, it's got him stuffed why it failed.
I guess sometimes Shite happens.
Having said that, batteries are a constant, the technology is the same, but the materials are cost based.
$200 a battery, that is rich.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 06, 2020, 07:29:45 PM
No 1 daughter after living in the UK for last 18 months has just landed in Melbourne on QF10 where she will take up a 14 day stint of isolation in a hotel provided by the Australian Government.
Hopefully we get to see her in a fortnight when she returns to BNE after isolation.
Thanks to the Australian government and the Australian high commission in the UK for organising and chartering the Qantas jet to bring home our Aussie’s in the UK. This flight was the last that the government had planed.

Update, she has just received a detention and detained notice by the Government with details of her lockup in Docklands
Finger crossed you get to see her soon.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rags on June 06, 2020, 07:46:21 PM
Finger crossed you get to see her soon.

Mum is excited her 1st born is home safely in Australia, as she has been stressing for months with daughter living in the UK with mad Boris keeping the Covid virus under control.

Seems like she is being put up in the Sheraton in Melbourne, nothing but the best for this princess 😀
I say that with a smile, as I have 2 daughters and No 1 is the princess and no 2 is total opposite and is happy sleeping in a swag.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on June 07, 2020, 09:02:35 AM
Had to replace our Aldi caravan cover after the old one ripped open along one of the roof seams :'( 3 years old virtually to the day :'( >:(

Picked a new one up from SuperCrap during the week, & haven't even fitted it yet, but opened my e-mail this morning to find a message from them to say that I've got a $35 credit! ;D

Thanks very much - I'll see you soon :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bmwfreak on June 07, 2020, 05:18:43 PM
Hopefully we get to see her in a fortnight when she returns to BNE after isolation.
Won't she then have to spend another 2 weeks in isolation, coming from interstate to Queensland?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rags on June 07, 2020, 05:57:56 PM
Won't she then have to spend another 2 weeks in isolation, coming from interstate to Queensland?

No, as a resident of QLD she doesn’t have to serve a second detention. The criteria is you’re got to isolate if you have been out of country within 14 days which is sorted by the Melbourne stay. The only other criteria is if she went into a declared hot spot after she finishes her isolation,which currently there are 3 LGA ‘s in Victoria declared hot spots then she would need to again isolate.
Even if she did need to do a second isolation she could do it at home here as we have a second dwelling on our property ( which is allowed under isolation rules)
 https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/border-restrictions (https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/border-restrictions)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: lloydus67 on June 07, 2020, 07:14:42 PM
My Hitachi does the total opposite of making me smile. :(

My 5ah battery comes straight off the charger, plugged into the grinder and gets this far into a piece of 1.6mm alloy plate before it dies....

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200606/32cce51454a62d6b67e47760faee3c77.jpg)

Yep, that’s right a freshly charged 5ah battery doesn’t even score the surface of 1.6mm alloy for 200mm before it dies.

It was about 2 months out of warranty when it stopped holding charge. And they want $200 for a replacement battery....
Now I’m stuck with 5 useless skins because of this useless battery....
Not... Happy... Jan....!!!!
In Australia we have our consumer rights guarantee
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Under those guarantees your product
Should work past the usual warranty
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You have the right to repair, replacement or refund up to the retailer what they choose

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This is completely separate from warranty, it has no definitive period, but is more about general price expectations. For instance you would not expect a cheap Chinese $10 watch to last long past warranty, but a reputable brand name product should last long after its warranty has expired.
Go back to the seller and ask them to sort it out at no cost to you, they know all about the guarantee but hope the public doesn’t.
If you don’t have any success, speak to the accc and don’t reuse that retailer. The accc are more than happy to pursue retailers not meeting expectations.
Lloyd


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rags on June 07, 2020, 07:26:47 PM
Do you think the consumer rights or even warranty would apply for a battery I left outside which then got rained on.
It still holds charge, can rev the drill up but won’t run the drill continuesly 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: sparksy on June 07, 2020, 09:53:37 PM
You would expect that a trade quality cordless tool should be able to handle a bit of rain. 
I recently took a Ryobi 36v battery back to the BGS even though it was 6 months past warranty and played dumb ( easy for me ). Showed them the receipt for the whole kit and a receipt for the 2nd replacement charger  and no questions asked they checked it and replaced it.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rags on June 07, 2020, 10:23:40 PM
You would expect that a trade quality cordless tool should be able to handle a bit of rain. 
I recently took a Ryobi 36v battery back to the BGS even though it was 6 months past warranty and played dumb ( easy for me ). Showed them the receipt for the whole kit and a receipt for the 2nd replacement charger  and no questions asked they checked it and replaced it.
It is an AEG battery but I did leave it out for about 2 weeks before I found it, in that time it poured down a bit.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on June 08, 2020, 08:42:40 AM
you would not expect a cheap Chinese $10 watch to last long past warranty,

One of my cousins was in the Navy & he was telling us a story about one of his mates, who busted his watch. He had a good dress watch, but he didn't want to wear that for normal duties, & take the risk of doing the same thing. They were only a day out of Singapore when this happened, so after they docked, he went into town & bought a full carton of Mickey Mouse watches with the idea of wearing them for daily use, just so he can say its 0845, & when each one dies, just chuck it over the side & get another one out.

Not a bad idea, but the first watch was still running fine 3 years later! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Beachman on June 08, 2020, 09:11:10 AM
I have the following 3 watches

Tissot dress watch
Seiko Solar dress watch
$12 watch I bought from Kmart for fishing/camping. 

This is my 3rd Kmart watch and for the price you can’t beat it and the only reason I’ve replaced them after 3-4 years is the battery went flat and it’s easier to buy a new watch. While they aren’t water proof, they do get dunked. I swam with it on once but when I came out it had salt water under the glass. I just put it in the sun for a few days until it dried out and continued to work fine for another year.  The secret to cheap watches is the internals are 99% plastic.

Last time I got the battery in my Tissot replaced it cost $90 because of course you need new seals.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Steffo1 on June 08, 2020, 10:38:36 AM
My genuine copy Rolex Submariner. MY BIL bought two, when in HK 5 years ago, and gave me one. It's still going strong! His crapped itself after a couple of months. I always make sure I'm wearing mine if he visits or we visit him. ;D
It's kinetic and has stopped occasionally when I've had a particularly deep sleep.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on June 08, 2020, 12:27:37 PM
It was about 2 months out of warranty when it stopped holding charge. And they want $200 for a replacement battery....
Now I’m stuck with 5 useless skins because of this useless battery....
Not... Happy... Jan....!!!!

You can probably swap the cells out, or buy/make an adapter for other batteries, The ALDI batteries are $40 for the 5a ones when they have them and are good Samsung cells, Bunnings also drops the price of their Ozito PCX batteries to match the ALDI prices when they are selling them, Google will probably give you some more information for the Hitachi tools. I have seen adaptors for other brands but not the Hitachi from memory.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bullfrog on June 08, 2020, 07:40:52 PM
That don't happen up stream of Lawrence Jonny boy.... :-[
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 08, 2020, 08:33:08 PM
That don't happen up stream of Lawrence Jonny boy.... :-[
Tide doesn't drop that much :(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 08, 2020, 08:36:24 PM
I got one of a clam farm at low tide. But can't post it on here.. LOL
(https://www.ccpm.com.au/images/smilies/wow.gif)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bullfrog on June 08, 2020, 08:45:27 PM
last one I seen like that stood up with her /his own tide marker post at  half mast.... not pretty at all......
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 09, 2020, 09:53:56 AM
You know how all the gin and whiskey distilleries jumped on the band wagon and made hand sanitiser
one place down great ocean road sold a heap of Gin the weekend from the cellar door ....

they had bottle hand ssanitiser instead and sold it as Gin

Who'd know the difference LMAO!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: garryc on June 09, 2020, 05:24:47 PM
Where I work our latest supply of hand sanitiser smells very much like tequila
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: simmo_33 on June 09, 2020, 06:00:11 PM
Where I work our latest supply of hand sanitiser smells very much like tequila

Lemon and salt in the lunch box??
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 09, 2020, 06:24:06 PM
last one I seen like that stood up with her /his own tide marker post at  half mast.... not pretty at all......
Do we need to see pictures :0
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on June 11, 2020, 12:47:19 AM
This guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzSbekZIb-U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzSbekZIb-U)  . :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on June 11, 2020, 04:22:27 PM
(https://youtu.be/94mINLDSWlk)
Hilarious!


Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on June 12, 2020, 06:21:38 AM
The electrical thread  >:D

never thought extension cords could be such an issue  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on June 12, 2020, 09:23:12 AM
The electrical thread  >:D

never though extension cords could be such an issue  ;D

It would appear we have a three prong approach and it’s been going on for metres and metres with little chance of the current protagonists coming to a safe junction and not seeing an extension of them  plugging their opinions into a PowerPoint presentation.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on June 12, 2020, 10:02:54 AM
It would appear we have a three prong approach and it’s been going on for metres and metres with little chance of the current protagonists coming to a safe junction and not seeing an extension of them  plugging their opinions into a PowerPoint presentation.

boom-tish...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 12, 2020, 11:07:32 AM
Cant wait to see special on Foxtel - The Death of the Aussie Larrikin? Sadly will be sterilized but could be interesting.

Has political correctness killed the Aussie larrikin spirit? (https://www.foxtel.com.au/whats-on/foxtel-insider/foxtel/the-death-of-the-aussie-larrikin.html)

Premiering Tuesday June 16 at 8pm AEST, on sky news [600]
https://www.skynews.com.au/page/larrikin (https://www.skynews.com.au/page/larrikin)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Rowlie on June 12, 2020, 12:54:26 PM
Hey Bird, if you want to organise a rally / protest along the lines of Larrikin Lives Matter you can count me in. Just wait until we aren't all going to die or spread disease from close proximity to each other.  I like to consider myself a responsible larrikin.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 12, 2020, 02:04:42 PM
Hey Bird, if you want to organise a rally / protest along the lines of Larrikin Lives Matter you can count me in. Just wait until we aren't all going to die or spread disease from close proximity to each other.  I like to consider myself a responsible larrikin.
Na Comrad Dan would go to court to stop it.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on June 12, 2020, 02:08:49 PM
I reckon the way to do it is simultaneous, multiple, Larrikin protests in each state.

We "The organiser's" pick a number of campgrounds, strategically located just outside major "any" centre of population & the protests are all held with us the protesters sitting around campfires, drinking beer (or whatever you prefer) & telling stories, whilst also take care to be spaced at correct social distances.

(Corrections made to first draft ;D)

So when do we start ??? ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 13, 2020, 08:24:00 PM
:)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200613/8fa46f6d1de0c18e954c4ed1bd3a9685.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 14, 2020, 04:11:39 PM
If only :)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200614/f217925003e83238d592b03deea04ae3.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on June 14, 2020, 10:02:36 PM
 ;D ;D    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKwviYxWORg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKwviYxWORg)  Rioters cop it full force in the head ..  ....... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FUNNxUhVUI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FUNNxUhVUI)     .                                                                 :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Champin on June 14, 2020, 11:02:36 PM
Thanks Edz ya made me day. That second one. He did ask for it.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on June 15, 2020, 08:29:48 AM
He certainly was!

"Gee, Sarge, I just don't know how that happened ??? I must have accidentally knocked the pressure switch from low power across to super-high without noticing ??? Sorry about that! >:D"
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on June 15, 2020, 08:43:58 AM
Nearly choked on my fruit juice, that was farkin funny.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on June 15, 2020, 09:35:12 AM
Just reading an article about Wyandra:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-15/wyandra-not-just-blink-and-youll-miss-it/12347638 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-15/wyandra-not-just-blink-and-youll-miss-it/12347638)

which featured this:

(https://www.abc.net.au/cm/rimage/12345016-4x3-xlarge.jpg)

Now that's a spotlight! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 15, 2020, 10:10:17 AM
Just reading an article about Wyandra:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-15/wyandra-not-just-blink-and-youll-miss-it/12347638 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-15/wyandra-not-just-blink-and-youll-miss-it/12347638)

which featured this:

(https://www.abc.net.au/cm/rimage/12345016-4x3-xlarge.jpg)
Now that's a spotlight! ;D
I want one.. now I'll have to ask in the Warzone section what wire to run to power it up..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on June 15, 2020, 11:28:40 AM
If thats the size of the spotty they used ....Imagine the size of the gun  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ovHGvT4f9k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ovHGvT4f9k) 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tedota on June 15, 2020, 03:23:21 PM
Na Comrad Dan would go to court to stop it.

Looks like Comrad Dan might have a bit more to worry about than a few protests after last nights 60 minutes :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on June 15, 2020, 10:25:59 PM
Hearing that my wifes ex boss has had another visit / chat from Fairwork Australia and the ATO ... And decided it wise to hand over some of the wages he owes plus some of the jobkeeper payments he kept from her .. Since January ..
Emails have been sent to the case managers  of  FWA and ATO advising of the shortfall in payments "  Again " ..  So Wanker wits will be getting further visits ..
Better them do it than me  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on June 16, 2020, 06:18:08 AM
.....
Better them do it than me  ;D ;D

Yep. Use the system to your advantage.... :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on June 16, 2020, 12:43:16 PM
 :cup: :cup: Government investigtors eager to pounce on bad bosses and kick arse .. Just been advised, Wanker Wits is booked in for a deep Forensic scan and a second rectumotemy  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 16, 2020, 01:25:53 PM
Quote from: edz
Just been advised, Wanker Wits is booked in for a deep Forensic scan and a second rectumotemy  ;D ;D

You and the missus taking a chair, and some pop corn in on the day?  :cup: :cup: :4x4: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 17, 2020, 10:57:28 AM
thats not a tug..


Just when you thought the Chevrolet Silverado Goliath 6x6 couldn’t get any crazier, US tuning firm Hennessey has fitted a supercharger to boost the V8 to a mind-boggling 800 horsepower.

The custom-built, road-legal six-wheel-drive monster truck costs in excess of $USD400,000 in North America, equivalent to about $AUD600,000 based on today’s exchange rates.

Customers start with the ‘regular’ $USD375,000 version and then add a $USD30,000 supercharger kit and some other toys.

The Hennessey tuning firm introduced the Chevrolet Silverado Goliath 6x6 about this time last year, but the original model wasn’t supercharged.

Some buyers wanted even more power and so a supercharger kit was added to the 6.2-litre V8.

The result is a claimed output of 600kW and 914Nm, thanks to the 2.9-litre supercharger.

The company claims the first example of a Goliath 6x6 was sold to a potato farmer, which if nothing else proves that it pays to eat your veggies.


https://youtu.be/Ce7JkG-iA8w (https://youtu.be/Ce7JkG-iA8w)

https://www.drive.com.au/news/you-call-that-a-ute-meet-the-supercharged-chevrolet-goliath-6x6-123769.html (https://www.drive.com.au/news/you-call-that-a-ute-meet-the-supercharged-chevrolet-goliath-6x6-123769.html?trackLink=SMH1)

(https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/resize=w:1200,h:675,f:crop,a:center/output=format:pjpg,q:75/rotate=deg:exif/OuEIsslRRdGFguypbAJd)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on June 17, 2020, 11:10:16 AM
But why ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: austastar on June 17, 2020, 01:38:26 PM
Oh, why not?


Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on June 17, 2020, 03:11:37 PM
Not a question of why,  Fizz  ..  More of a Because I can ..Whether its totaly useless and impraticable  doesnt come into it, So long as it inflates the Ego.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on June 17, 2020, 03:49:00 PM
The new American police Force in some states ..   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5Fqy-dR4tI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5Fqy-dR4tI) 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bigfish on June 17, 2020, 03:54:07 PM
;D ;D    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKwviYxWORg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKwviYxWORg)  Rioters cop it full force in the head ..  ....... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FUNNxUhVUI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FUNNxUhVUI)     .                                                                 :cup: :cup:

Loved the 2nd one....be careful what you wish for...lol
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 17, 2020, 04:28:45 PM
The new American police Force in some states ..   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5Fqy-dR4tI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5Fqy-dR4tI)
in 2015 they knew the future!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on June 17, 2020, 05:28:55 PM
But why ???
I believe it is to make up for a certain part of his anatomy that is rather undersized.


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on June 17, 2020, 05:44:37 PM
If he has the cash, then good on him.... :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 17, 2020, 05:51:56 PM
:)
The Rodeo booked infor a rego check.
Needs new shackle bushes, tie rod end. No biggy, can live with that.
Shit happens.
I'm asked if I could black out the windows in the wheel alignment room, the new fang dangle machine needs a dark room.
Sweet, no problem
Gotta love the barter system.:)



Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: SJindustries on June 17, 2020, 05:53:18 PM
Hopefully it's enough for the signal fire for the annual snow trip in a month's time(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200617/9653bc1179c3f7ae41318231fbbef966.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200617/acdbc62daeb3e2600521f4ca161e898f.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on June 17, 2020, 05:55:41 PM
I believe it is to make up for a certain part of his anatomy that is rather undersized.


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You might find 95% of the male population is undersized.....and although one of those 4wds won't make it bigger, it might make you a lot more happier !!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 17, 2020, 08:06:18 PM
:)
The Rodeo booked infor a rego check.
Needs new shackle bushes, tie rod end. No biggy, can live with that.
Shit happens.
I'm asked if I could black out the windows in the wheel alignment room, the new fang dangle machine needs a dark room.
Sweet, no problem
Gotta love the barter system.:)
Sorry, forgot to add the spisser.
A car was in the work shop for a an A/C not working.
Nice roof racks.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200617/725b422914629024ce331856e57d9560.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200617/29edd22b081d002d7eef0a3bb16a0374.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: austastar on June 17, 2020, 08:42:32 PM
Hi,
   Not the best square lashing I've seen.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on June 17, 2020, 08:49:08 PM
Hopefully it's enough for the signal fire for the annual snow trip in a month's time(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200617/9653bc1179c3f7ae41318231fbbef966.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200617/acdbc62daeb3e2600521f4ca161e898f.jpg)

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So you've got the kindling wood  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 18, 2020, 10:11:31 AM
But why ???
It wouldnt stand out in the USA, that is normal.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on June 18, 2020, 12:01:15 PM
I got bogged Africa   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiXYYR8oahc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiXYYR8oahc)   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on June 18, 2020, 04:37:26 PM
It appears they like Toyotas! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on June 18, 2020, 09:48:20 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx7DvEMnz44 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx7DvEMnz44)      ;D ;D  would love to fly a proper version of it, Forget the fake plastic bits
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on June 19, 2020, 02:02:43 PM
Ken Wallis demonstrating his Autogyro ..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VTXVbHz1m4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VTXVbHz1m4)  ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 20, 2020, 12:49:36 AM
Calling Speewa..

https://www.kiis1065.com.au/lifestyle/food-wine/a-99-can-carton-of-beer-is-coming-to-australia-and-guys-what-a-flex/ (https://www.kiis1065.com.au/lifestyle/food-wine/a-99-can-carton-of-beer-is-coming-to-australia-and-guys-what-a-flex/)

(https://www.kiis1065.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/06/99-beer-guy.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 21, 2020, 12:32:55 PM
:0
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200621/68903d4cc85f480119d53aed20a0b3ac.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: NZMarkb on June 21, 2020, 01:00:48 PM
I’ll take my chances 😂😂😂😂
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on June 21, 2020, 03:45:02 PM
:0
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200621/68903d4cc85f480119d53aed20a0b3ac.jpg)
I just have to ask  :angel:   just what the hell were you looking for when you saw this ?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on June 21, 2020, 04:28:39 PM
..(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200621/b66e88b44ad7bb2ce13047a877632262.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 21, 2020, 05:13:13 PM
I just have to ask  :angel:   just what the hell were you looking for when you saw this ?
Wasn't looking for anything,
I mate sent it to me.
I should ask him, hey.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bob65 on June 21, 2020, 06:20:34 PM
Calling Speewa..

https://www.kiis1065.com.au/lifestyle/food-wine/a-99-can-carton-of-beer-is-coming-to-australia-and-guys-what-a-flex/ (https://www.kiis1065.com.au/lifestyle/food-wine/a-99-can-carton-of-beer-is-coming-to-australia-and-guys-what-a-flex/)

(https://www.kiis1065.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/06/99-beer-guy.jpg)


Bit of a rip off gimmick.

You can buy the same beer from the same stores for $46 for a carton of 24, which means $184 for 96.

The 99 can slab will sell for $250, which means the 3 extra cans cost $66.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 21, 2020, 06:27:30 PM

Bit of a rip off gimmick.

You can buy the same beer from the same stores for $46 for a carton of 24, which means $184 for 96.

The 99 can slab will sell for $250, which means the 3 extra cans cost $66.
Love ya work :)

Since you've safe some coin,.
Your shout
:)
Cheers
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bob65 on June 21, 2020, 07:10:17 PM
Love ya work :)

Since you've safe some coin,.
Your shout
:)
Cheers

I brew my own anyway.

I looked at Dan Murphys again, the $46/carton price is the members club price, but the normal price is $57/carton, which is still $22 for the extra 3 cans in the 99 can slab.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 21, 2020, 07:17:41 PM
I buy Coopers Pale Ale from our genral Store, here in Lawrence,
It is $7 a cartoon of stubbies  cheaper than DM & BWS.
$16.90 a six pack, if I get caught short.
Big is not always better.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bob65 on June 21, 2020, 07:31:45 PM
$7 a carton? Or is that a mistake?

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edit. re-read it, $7 cheaper than.

$7/carton would have made me smile too

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on June 21, 2020, 07:47:33 PM
I buy Coopers Pale Ale from our genral Store, here in Lawrence,
It is $7 a cartoon of stubbies  cheaper than DM & BWS.
$16.90 a six pack, if I get caught short.
Big is not always better.
:)

Did you mean $70/carton ??

I buy Coopers Dry, usually from Dan Murphy...$49/carton at the dearest.
Coopers pale ale....$48/carton....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 21, 2020, 07:48:13 PM
$7 a carton? Or is that a mistake?

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edit. re-read it, $7 cheaper than.

$7/carton would have made me smile too

 :cheers:
Sorry, $7 difference.
Didn't mean to get you so exsited ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on June 21, 2020, 07:51:31 PM
Sorry, $7 difference.
Didn't mean to get you so exsited ;)
Bugga, I was on my way too
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 21, 2020, 07:52:52 PM
Did you mean $70/carton ??

I buy Coopers Dry, usually from Dan Murphy...$49/carton at the dearest.
Coopers pale ale....$48/carton....
DM in Grafton $59.99 Pale Ale.
The big guys aren't always cheaper.

I don't bother with Aldi,
That crap is like having sex in a Canoe.
It's that close to f$%#in water.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 21, 2020, 07:54:56 PM
Bugga, I was on my way too
Sorry :(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bob65 on June 21, 2020, 07:55:52 PM
I had the car warmed up.


Coopers - Aussie owned
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 21, 2020, 08:07:19 PM
I had the car warmed up.


Coopers - Aussie owned
Yes.
Supporting Australians.
A little bit more effort/cost, but worth it, it helps to keep Australian jobs.
7 odd years ago I bought a Cox Criuze Zero turn, I could of bought John Deer for half the price at the time.
The JD would be due for the scap heap now.
The cox is as strong as an Ox. :)
Fabricated Deck, not pressed.
Winning.
Btw, I mow nearly 7 acres.

:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on June 21, 2020, 08:16:25 PM
Yes.
Supporting Australians.
A little bit more effort/cost, but worth it, it helps to keep Australian jobs.
7 odd years ago I bought a Cox Criuze Zero turn, I could of bought John Deer for half the price at the time.
The JD would be due for the scap heap now.
The cox is as strong as an Ox. :)
Fabricated Deck, not pressed.
Winning.
Btw, I mow nearly 7 acres.

:)
"The JD would be due for the scap heap now." ??

My JD is 18 years old. Running the same drive belt and still going strong with nearly 500 hours on the hour clock.

Not at all ready for the scrap heap  ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on June 21, 2020, 08:24:36 PM
Our local brewery was doing a carton (pick up) for the same price as Cooper's Green.

So I've been buying local instead...

Hell, even delivered to the door via courier they're good prices:
https://www.newenglandbrewing.com.au/beers/buy-online/ (https://www.newenglandbrewing.com.au/beers/buy-online/)

But we are spoiled for breweries up here now (Great Hops is the newest, Welder's Dog is the 2nd "newest", New England and Deepwater have been around a bit longer)
https://www.theweldersdog.com.au/product-category/buy-a-brew/ (https://www.theweldersdog.com.au/product-category/buy-a-brew/)
https://www.deepwaterbrewing.com.au/ (https://www.deepwaterbrewing.com.au/)
https://www.greathops.com.au/ (https://www.greathops.com.au/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on June 21, 2020, 08:31:24 PM
DM in Grafton $59.99 Pale Ale.
The big guys aren't always cheaper.

I don't bother with Aldi,
That crap is like having sex in a Canoe.
It's that close to f$%#in water.
:)

Disadvantage of being in the "scrub" mate. Plus DM has no competition  by the sounds of it ? $11 dearer than down our way.....for the same store ??
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bob65 on June 21, 2020, 08:32:35 PM
There are lots of craft brewers around. They all deserve to be supported to prop up the local economy if anything.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 21, 2020, 08:37:00 PM
500 hours LOL.
I racked that up every three years
You mow what? 4100sqm, give or take.
Sweet FA compared to what I do.29,2962qm.
 In the mowing season that is at lest once a week.
Compare apples with apples, not grapes.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on June 21, 2020, 08:42:27 PM
500 hours LOL.
I racked that up every three years
You mow what? 4100sqm, give or take.
Sweet FA compared to what I do.29,2962qm.
 In the mowing season that is at lest once a week.
Compare apples with apples, not grapes.
"You mow what? 4100sqm"
No, i also cover a large part of the lane out the back.
"In the mowing season that is at lest once a week"
Yes, i mow every week also.
But i guess as always you are correct yet again.

Happy mowing your fruit bowl.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 21, 2020, 08:43:24 PM
Disadvantage of being in the "scrub" mate. Plus DM has no competition  by the sounds of it ? $11 dearer than down our way.....for the same store ??
Greg, they have plenty of competition.
Just like Bumblings, people believe they are cheaper.
I can buy gear from our Mitre 10 cheaper than the Green box.
Sure I have a trade account, bumblings have a trade price, doesn't come close.
:)

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 21, 2020, 08:46:56 PM
"You mow what? 4100sqm"
No, i also cover a large part of the lane out the back.
"In the mowing season that is at lest once a week"
Yes, i mow every week also.
But i guess as always you are correct yet again.

Happy mowing your fruit bowl.

Mate, do a google earth measurement on what you mow.
It's not as big as you think, but you have probably heard that before. LOL

Friut Bowl?
There ya go again, belittling.
Cheers.

Edit spelling.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on June 21, 2020, 09:04:07 PM
Had a phone call from the owners of a property i've held a my swag meet every year for the last 12 years or so.  ;D

They have asked me to care take their property for several days while they are away on business  :cup:
Kids are looking forward to looking after the farm animals and we are all excited about getting away for some family time away from home.  8)

Looking forward to the camp fire nights and the chores around the farm :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on June 21, 2020, 09:08:07 PM
Disadvantage of being in the "scrub" mate. Plus DM has no competition  by the sounds of it ? $11 dearer than down our way.....for the same store ??

Dan's here have plenty of competition, but still end up being more expensive than some of the local bottle shops for local beer.

In part, I suspect their supply chain causes the bloat - the local bottle shop will get it delivered by the brewery van, whereas I reckon Dan's will get it down to their DC and then back out (that was always why they couldn't stock local stuff easily)

Actually, I can't remember the last time I stopped in at Dan's, because the local beer was cheaper either from the brewery (carton) or from one of the pubs (when I only wanted a 6 pack)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on June 21, 2020, 09:15:12 PM
Greg, they have plenty of competition.
Just like Bumblings, people believe they are cheaper.
I can buy gear from our Mitre 10 cheaper than the Green box.
Sure I have a trade account, bumblings have a trade price, doesn't come close.
:)

Except for 1st Choice, generally no other stores come close to DM down our way.  I have a small store within walking distance from home ( 300m ) but they almost never have prices to compare with DM.

I only buy small stuff from the Bunny, but yes, if you know your prices, they can be very expensive. But for general odds and ends, they have no competition around our way.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 21, 2020, 09:20:05 PM
Dan's here have plenty of competition, but still end up being more expensive than some of the local bottle shops for local beer.

In part, I suspect their supply chain causes the bloat - the local bottle shop will get it delivered by the brewery van, whereas I reckon Dan's will get it down to their DC and then back out (that was always why they couldn't stock local stuff easily)

Actually, I can't remember the last time I stopped in at Dan's, because the local beer was cheaper either from the brewery (carton) or from one of the pubs (when I only wanted a 6 pack)
Many years ago, the ABC ran a story about Woolworths, Coles regarding the power they have over their competitors and suppliers.
Eg, Dan's runs a special, Dans does not lose on their proft per unit, they screw the wholesaler. Who than increases their price to the independent, who passes that cost on to their customer.
So what it means is, you purchase a special from Dans, you are raising the retail price for the indepents customer.
It's predatory.
 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 21, 2020, 09:21:27 PM
Except for 1st Choice, generally no other stores come close to DM down our way.  I have a small store within walking distance from home ( 300m ) but they almost never have prices to compare with DM.

I only buy small stuff from the Bunny, but yes, if you know your prices, they can be very expensive. But for general odds and ends, they have no competition around our way.
Unfortunatley most crap, the small stuff comes from china, we have no choice :(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on June 21, 2020, 09:45:08 PM
Unfortunatley most crap, the small stuff comes from china, we have no choice :(

What stuff doesn't ?

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Kangaron on June 22, 2020, 09:03:02 AM
DM is owned by Woolies btw.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 22, 2020, 10:15:46 AM
DM is owned by Woolies btw.

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Yes.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 22, 2020, 10:17:04 AM
What stuff doesn't ?
The building materials that I mostly use.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rags on June 22, 2020, 01:09:03 PM
The building materials that I mostly use.
:)

Agree that a lot of your materials may come from Australia, but you may be surprised where some comefrom.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 22, 2020, 02:38:27 PM
Agree that a lot of your materials may come from Australia, but you may be surprised where some comefrom.
:)
Like everything, companies source the cheapest



Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on June 22, 2020, 02:39:21 PM
Agree that a lot of your materials may come from Australia, but you may be surprised where some comefrom.

Have friends that build houses in Victoria and they were facing delays in getting cement...yep, bags of cement....that came from China !!
Wall and floor tiles.....Italy and China.
Kitchen appliances, big and small....China.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rags on June 22, 2020, 06:15:19 PM
Have friends that build houses in Victoria and they were facing delays in getting cement...yep, bags of cement....that came from China !!
Wall and floor tiles.....Italy and China.
Kitchen appliances, big and small....China.

Yep haven’t been able to get Portland cement from Portland since they closed the mine 20 years ago, but the name is till carried on the bags.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 22, 2020, 06:20:16 PM
Yep haven’t been able to get Portland cement from Portland since they closed the mine 20 years ago, but the name is till carried on the bags.
And there is the problem.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: SJindustries on June 22, 2020, 07:30:43 PM
Never seen this before. So had a bit of a ROTFLMAO moment. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200622/6107734fb62847c9558fa4d928940e59.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rags on June 23, 2020, 08:39:12 PM
Daughter no 1 after living in the UK for last couple of years, spending 2 weeks in in detention in a hotel in Melbourne, is now home in BNE. We are happy that she is out of the UK, and Victoria.

We are grateful that the Australian government chartered a Qantas flight to get our kids home from the UK and that they seen that she was hosted in quality accomodation for her isolation.

Unfortunately she now has to spend another 14 days in isolation here at home after Qld declared 36 lga’s of Melbourne COVID hot spots despite the fact that the Victorian and Federal government only declaring 6 LGA’s as hot spot.
Luckily she moves straight back into our seperate BnB cottage to live so can be isolated from us in the main house for a period.
I guess a cuddle can wait a few more days for the humans but the fur babies are more than excited that they got theirs
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: #jonesy on June 24, 2020, 07:40:17 AM

.Unfortunately she now has to spend another 14 days in isolation here at home after Qld declared 36 lga’s of Melbourne COVID hot spots despite the fact that the Victorian and Federal government only declaring 6 LGA’s as hot spot.
 
Qld declared every single LGA in Melbourne, Geelong and the outer fringes as Hotspots.  Doesn't leave much of Victoria as "open"
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on June 24, 2020, 10:06:57 AM
Sooo you want hot water when out camping this winter, Get yourself a " Choofa "     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tcUzgBinEQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tcUzgBinEQ)  ..   Bastards of things to start sometimes though  ;D ;D  .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on June 24, 2020, 03:27:24 PM
Bastards of things to start sometimes though  ;D ;D  .

Spectacular to watch when someone gets it wrong though >:D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 24, 2020, 03:38:46 PM
Sooo you want hot water when out camping this winter, Get yourself a " Choofa "     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tcUzgBinEQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tcUzgBinEQ)  ..   Bastards of things to start sometimes though  ;D ;D  .
I like this idea better, could double as a heater
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k19wyUXP0bw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k19wyUXP0bw)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Raym on June 24, 2020, 03:39:34 PM
Spectacular to watch when someone gets it wrong though >:D ;D

Always insisted that the fuel tank was taken of when it was turned of. Saw many a singed eyebrow etc. from trying to light one that had been slowly dripping all night  Impressive sound & roaring flame show when done predawn.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 25, 2020, 04:03:29 AM
Did a trip yesterday to Tin Can Bay and back to the sunny coast to see Shane, then back out here to Woop Woop.
This is a dicey trip to undertake during the winter.
It involves, the Bris Valley Hwy, the Dag Hwy, the Bruce Hwy and a road to a holiday destination.
Not a trip to be taken lightly.......

Fukc me, I kid you not, saw 2 caravans on the whole trip.  :cup:

Wasn't looking for them, but didn't spot a southern number plate either.

Apart from a few farmers out this way, the traffic was moving at 100kph.

On the Dag Hwy west of Kilcoy, three of us sat on 110 for miles. I was on the tail, watching my mirror.
I'll let the first guy in the group cop the fine.

It was truly an awesome experience.... i'm writing Anna, leave the borders shut forever.  :D
Title: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on June 25, 2020, 06:56:21 AM
Did a trip yesterday to Tin Can Bay and back to the sunny coast to see Shane, then back out here to Woop Woop.
This is a dicey trip to undertake during the winter.
It involves, the Bris Valley Hwy, the Dag Hwy, the Bruce Hwy and a road to a holiday destination.
Not a trip to be taken lightly.......

Fukc me, I kid you not, saw 2 caravans on the whole trip.  :cup:

Wasn't looking for them, but didn't spot a southern number plate either.

Apart from a few farmers out this way, the traffic was moving at 100kph.

On the Dag Hwy west of Kilcoy, three of us sat on 110 for miles. I was on the tail, watching my mirror.
I'll let the first guy in the group cop the fine.

It was truly an awesome experience.... i'm writing Anna, leave the borders shut forever.  :D
Done 3 trips to Rocky and back in the last 3 weeks, there’s is plenty of caravans moving around, but they’re all locals.
So the highway is still flowing properly and you can still sit on the speed limit pretty much the whole way.

I did catch up to one Queensland caravan at the Maryborough turnoff though.
He saw me in his mirrors (because queenslanders know how to use them), the pulled over just before the end of the 80km/h section and waved me past (because queenslanders have consideration for other road users) and I was then free to sit on the speed limit all the way up to Rocky and get to my meeting on time. ;)

I think the servos with the cheapest fuel and coles/Woolies tea and biscuit sales might be a bit down at the moment, but there’s still plenty of local money flowing into all of the van parks and camping grounds during this Mexican free winter.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on June 25, 2020, 11:47:19 AM
       ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D     Here you blokes go,  its better  than the trumpets ya's are using at the moment .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEwYJoVA9v8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEwYJoVA9v8)   ..    ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on June 25, 2020, 07:02:58 PM
       ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D     Here you blokes go,  its better  than the trumpets ya's are using at the moment .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEwYJoVA9v8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEwYJoVA9v8)   ..    ;D ;D ;D ;D

How do you come up with this K wrap?
haha, in the description.. with a slight edit:

Quote
This one is not at all historically anatomically accurate and should be classified as a fantasy horn. It is about 30"
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on June 25, 2020, 11:27:29 PM
[quote ]
How do you come up with this K wrap?
[/quote]





 ;D ;D ;D ;D Pete n Kev blowing  their Trumpets as the saying goes,   over no Southern visitors on the roads and how great qlders are at being considerate drivers  ;D ;D ;D ;D ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on June 26, 2020, 06:43:41 AM
Yeah, 30 inches sounds about right...... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 26, 2020, 08:23:57 AM
Yeah, 30 inches sounds about right...... ;D ;D ;D

Yep......  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on June 26, 2020, 11:06:49 AM




 ;D ;D ;D ;D Pete n Kev blowing  their Trumpets as the saying goes,   over no Southern visitors on the roads and how great qlders are at being considerate drivers  ;D ;D ;D ;D ..

Well maybe QLDrs could use the uncluttered roads to brush up on driving skills.... especially how to use roundabouts...  >:D

And stay up there until they are proficient in the use of them.. LOL
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on June 26, 2020, 12:54:01 PM
Sitting here & thinking what's that sudden noise off in the distance ???

Chopper ... big ... heavy ... sound's like ...

& walking outside just in time to be Chooked at about 300' directly over the house! ;D

Whocka Whocka Whocka Whocka ... :-)

Ah, don't you just love feeling that thump ? ;D

 :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 26, 2020, 12:59:13 PM
Quote from: Fizzie
& walking outside just in time to be Chooked at about 300' directly over the house! ;D
red rooster home delivery?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on June 26, 2020, 01:00:14 PM
Well maybe QLDrs could use the uncluttered roads to brush up on driving skills.... especially how to use roundabouts...  >:D

And stay up there until they are proficient in the use of them.. LOL
It’s you guys that have got it all wrong....

I have right of way as soon as I approach the roundabout.
All vehicles give way to me, until I decide to exit whenever and wherever I please.
Indicators are not required at any time.

What is so hard for the rest of you guys to understand about that...? :P
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on June 26, 2020, 01:14:30 PM
It’s you guys that have got it all wrong....

I have right of way as soon as I approach the roundabout.
All vehicles give way to me, until I decide to exit whenever and wherever I please.
Indicators are not required at any time.

What is so hard for the rest of you guys to understand about that...? :P

Depending, of course, on the size of the truck / bus coming through the roundabout towards you :o

Otherwise, yeah, fair enough >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on June 26, 2020, 01:16:44 PM
red rooster home delivery?

If it is, they're a bit early!

We're having that for dinner tonight, not lunch ;D

But yeah, bugger your Amazon drones, that's the way I want my deliveries to arrive ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on June 26, 2020, 01:28:15 PM
Been watching all the news about the woman’s World Cup announcement.

It seams by all of the interviews today the game is unanimously know by all females in this country as “Futbowl”. ;D

Either that or they only interviewed South Australians.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 26, 2020, 01:45:38 PM
Quote from: Pete79
Been watching all the news about the woman’s World Cup announcement.
Both fans should be happy! and millions of instant experts will come out of the woodwork
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 26, 2020, 01:58:38 PM
It’s you guys that have got it all wrong....

I have right of way as soon as I approach the roundabout.
All vehicles give way to me, until I decide to exit whenever and wherever I please.
Indicators are not required at any time.

What is so hard for the rest of you guys to understand about that...? :P

Now we have no wobbly boxes to contend with, sometimes, I just go round, and around, and around.....  ;D
Not one Victorian grey nomad to break my rhythm..... maybe there really is a God.

NAH, but if there was, he'd be a Queenslander I reckon.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 26, 2020, 06:47:34 PM
:)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200626/17b71ad1d1311c1f76cdb72c1e733e51.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on June 26, 2020, 07:13:00 PM
:)
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 26, 2020, 07:16:06 PM
Pete,
It's like that some days :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 26, 2020, 08:12:38 PM
Easy as Bro :)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200626/f89647a18a5ea9ed814a5574eda6b68d.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: glenm64 on June 26, 2020, 09:09:51 PM
Nice one Pete. Kermit is one very insightful dude in my book.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on June 26, 2020, 09:14:45 PM
How true
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 27, 2020, 04:23:13 PM
Nothing like a nice winter sunrise in the Lockyer Valley.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 27, 2020, 04:27:03 PM
Nothing like a nice winter sunrise in the Lockyer Valley.
Nice one.
Cheers
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 27, 2020, 04:33:17 PM
People only write Lockdown,
Because they can't spell Kwarinteen
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Champin on June 27, 2020, 04:49:32 PM
'ang on a sec.... you shore its a capitol k?

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on June 27, 2020, 05:02:00 PM
'ang on a sec.... you shore its a capitol k?

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Kould bee
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on June 29, 2020, 12:17:12 PM
A couple of weeks ago, we were discussing rod holders & where you mount them ???

Just spotted this one, which proves it's not a question confined to fourbies ;D

(Sorry about the "snowiness" - sunlight bouncing off the dashmat! :-[)

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on June 30, 2020, 09:18:50 AM
It’s you guys that have got it all wrong....

I have right of way as soon as I approach the roundabout.
All vehicles give way to me, until I decide to exit whenever and wherever I please.
Indicators are not required at any time.

What is so hard for the rest of you guys to understand about that...? :P

Haha, just about sums it up. Had a funny one a little while back.. car in front puts L blinker on, enters the roundabout, then stops across the first exit, and appears to be giving way to the guy waiting to enter from the L entry. Waits about a minute, then flicks his R blinker on and proceeds to exit at the next exit. In other words, he was going straight ahead WTF? Everyone else sitting and waiting to see what he was going to do and shaking their heads LOL. Checked the number plate.... you guessed it.... bloody QLDer. And he wasn't even an old bunger.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 30, 2020, 09:56:07 AM
https://www.facebook.com/ABCBrokenHill/videos/1710101692473162/ (https://www.facebook.com/ABCBrokenHill/videos/1710101692473162/)

Peery Lake has filled for the first time in almost a decade!

The lake is home to ancient mound springs and an important breeding and feeding ground for thousands of native and migratory birds who come from as far away as Siberia.

The lake is part of the Ramsar-listed Paroo River wetlands which are fed by the Paroo River, the only remaining free-flowing river in the Murray Darling Basin.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: glenm64 on June 30, 2020, 01:05:38 PM
Son #2 rang to let me know he starts a new job tomorrow. He changed jobs after 6 years in December. As soon as Covid hit he was out of work. He can literally walk 150m to work. What made me smile the most was he couldnt wait to tell us, not sure he had even told his wife.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: noel_w on June 30, 2020, 01:14:06 PM
Son #2 rang to let me know he starts a new job tomorrow. He changed jobs after 6 years in December. As soon as Covid hit he was out of work. He can literally walk 150m to work. What made me smile the most was he couldnt wait to tell us, not sure he had even told his wife.

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Congrats, is a good feeling eh.
Same here, my son messaged me to say he got a promotion to Operations Manager where he works. Only been there a bit over two years and is his first real job.
Then he tells me he is selling the Honda R1000RR and buying a Patrol.
Thats my boy  :cup: :cup:

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on June 30, 2020, 01:33:04 PM
Why can't Australia Post Do this ?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: jwb on June 30, 2020, 01:40:43 PM
What?
Post blurry photos?
:)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on June 30, 2020, 01:44:01 PM
Quote from: xcvator
Why can't Australia Post Do this ?

Because a program that advanced wouldnt run on a 1960's computer system
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on June 30, 2020, 02:20:29 PM
What?
Post blurry photos?
:)

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It's blurry to match Queenslanders brains, ok
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on June 30, 2020, 03:03:35 PM
 ;D ;D ;D  Look out QLD'ers  Us bad bad Southern Virus infected Leppers are coming to spread the love .... Viruses for everyone  ;D ;D ;D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ModISbNyQ8I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ModISbNyQ8I) 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on June 30, 2020, 03:18:06 PM
;D ;D ;D  Look out QLD'ers  Us bad bad Southern Virus infected Leppers are coming to spread the love .... Viruses for everyone  ;D ;D ;D

Thanks for the warning, Edz, but they've still got to get through you, as our last line of defence before they reach the Border >:D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on June 30, 2020, 10:30:37 PM
One thing is for sure Fizz...The traffic jams at the check points are  going to cause some rage,  The buzz going around atm is  Apparently  Border pass and identifacation has to be screened  to make sure its legit to the occupants in the vehicle ..
So I'm guessing, Border pass and No  ID  NO entry ..
Will see how long that lasts ..
Wonder what the line up will be like at 3:30 AM in two weeks time . ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on July 01, 2020, 08:05:10 AM
Yeah, supposedly any Vicwegian, & anybody else (including returning Qldlanders) who's come from there, are going to have to go straight to a hotel for 2 weeks ??? ::)

Sorry, but I just can't see that happening, so I think our pretty good record will soon be going out the window :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Paddler Ed on July 01, 2020, 09:41:43 AM
Yeah, supposedly any Vicwegian, & anybody else (including returning Qldlanders) who's come from there, are going to have to go straight to a hotel for 2 weeks ??? ::)

Sorry, but I just can't see that happening, so I think our pretty good record will soon be going out the window :'(

I think Melbourne not taking any more international arrivals, with those now going elsewhere, is probably going to scupper your good record quicker.

Victorians will just take 2 weeks going through NSW instead of fanging it up to QLD now - hopefully the inland route is too cold and they stay over on the coast.

First thing they need to do is to make sure ALL staff at the quarantine hotels (in whatever state) have guaranteed:
-Sick leave (enough to cover at least 2 weeks isolation).... also known as not using casual staff who do not have permanent status in Australia
-A clear testing procedure
-Access to medical staff for advice and guidance
-Information available in their language to take home if English is not their first language at home


Oh, and before anyone gets in a tizz about me not wanting Victorians to visit, we were due to be seeing my brother and his family next month (live in Melbourne), but I'll be telling them not to bother to come up.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on July 01, 2020, 10:57:59 AM
Because a program that advanced wouldnt run on a 1960's computer system

I'll have you know that AusPost aren't that bad........ most of our equipment is 70's era, not 60's  >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on July 01, 2020, 11:13:09 AM
Quote from: Spada
I'll have you know that AusPost aren't that bad........ most of our equipment is 70's era, not 60's  >:D

like tracking :P :D :D :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on July 01, 2020, 11:20:39 AM
most of our equipment is 70's era, not 60's  >:D

& still labelled PMG ??? >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on July 01, 2020, 11:22:43 AM
& still labelled PMG ??? >:D

not quite, but some of the work stations do still have ashtrays
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on July 01, 2020, 11:29:25 AM
not quite, but some of the work stations do still have ashtrays

Yep, things have changed ;D

https://youtu.be/lr7pyggTmmY?t=141 (https://youtu.be/lr7pyggTmmY?t=141)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on July 01, 2020, 12:21:54 PM
Some bird posts...

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on July 01, 2020, 01:08:28 PM
Quote from Ross Noble - blob:https://www.news.com.au/0057ee62-7b4f-4d90-ad68-e86859649fba (http://blob:https://www.news.com.au/0057ee62-7b4f-4d90-ad68-e86859649fba)

Quote
“I don’t know if you’re across this, but currently the country’s going through what scientists call the ‘Spice Girls paradigm’,” Noble explained. “Everyone’s trying really hard, but Victoria’s ruining it,”
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on July 01, 2020, 02:32:55 PM
If you want a crack up ..  Go to full screen and turn the Subtitles captions  / text  on for this video   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlAY-3-SoxE  .. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlAY-3-SoxE  ..)   ;D ;D 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: austastar on July 01, 2020, 03:07:24 PM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: lloydus67 on July 01, 2020, 03:10:50 PM
Worked for me


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on July 01, 2020, 03:28:04 PM
What language was he talking in ?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on July 01, 2020, 03:34:10 PM
Rally! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Titfish on July 01, 2020, 05:12:09 PM
If you want a crack up ..  Go to full screen and turn the Subtitles captions  / text  on for this video   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlAY-3-SoxE  .. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlAY-3-SoxE  ..)   ;D ;D
He sounded like an auctioneer. I couldn’t understand a word. Funny but.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 01, 2020, 06:32:17 PM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on July 01, 2020, 06:46:16 PM
What language was he talking in ?

Well oiled beef hooked, I'd say he's speaking Oirish...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on July 01, 2020, 09:06:53 PM
Forget what the Co Driver was saying ...      Read what the Subtitles were putting up trying to decypher it .. ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on July 02, 2020, 02:56:41 AM
Forget what the Co Driver was saying ...      Read what the Subtitles were putting up trying to decypher it .. ;D ;D

hahaha... yeah that was funnier  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on July 02, 2020, 10:36:45 PM
Now this would be a Hoot to fly ..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgA_4r7CosQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgA_4r7CosQ)   :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 04, 2020, 06:43:39 AM
Smile for today.............................



.........................Heading off for a weeks camping with the kids care taking a farm whilst the owner is away  ;D ;D

Ah, The serenity  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Steffo1 on July 04, 2020, 08:10:45 AM
Smile for today.............................



.........................Heading off for a weeks camping with the kids care taking a farm whilst the owner is away  ;D ;D

Ah, The serenity  :cup:
Have fun!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on July 04, 2020, 11:28:17 AM
Smile for today.............................



.........................Heading off for a weeks camping with the kids care taking a farm whilst the owner is away  ;D ;D

Ah, The serenity  :cup:
Sounds awesome Mark. You enjoy and take care. Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 04, 2020, 11:29:04 AM
Sounds awesome Mark. You enjoy and take care. Cheers

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Cheers mate.Hope you and the family are well.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on July 04, 2020, 01:34:48 PM
Heading off for a weeks camping with the kids care taking a farm whilst the owner is away  ;D ;D

Ah, The serenity  :cup:

Except that care taking a farm sounds like there's going to be a bloody lot of work involved :'(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Steffo1 on July 04, 2020, 02:54:31 PM
Except that care taking a farm sounds like there's going to be a bloody lot of work involved :'(

I reckon the kiddies will be doing a lot of the yakka whilst being supervised from near a campfire and car fridge somewhere. ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 04, 2020, 07:11:25 PM
I reckon the kiddies will be doing a lot of the yakka whilst being supervised from near a campfire and car fridge somewhere. ;D
Yep,
Your on the money ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 04, 2020, 07:24:39 PM
Except that care taking a farm sounds like there's going to be a bloody lot of work involved :'(
Nothings too hard for he right people.Have known the farm owner for quite a few years now. They have been very good to our family over those years,just time to repay them  in any way we can.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: paceman on July 04, 2020, 07:45:56 PM
The new inkbird meat thermometer getting a run tonight on some pork and beef, on the Weber kettle...

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 04, 2020, 08:03:12 PM
The new inkbird meat thermometer getting a run tonight on some pork and beef, on the Weber kettle...

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Awesome,
Yum :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tedota on July 04, 2020, 09:35:31 PM
A phone call form my nephew asking if we want to go to Quobba station for a couple of weeks in August.

Hell yeah  :D :D :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on July 05, 2020, 12:23:13 PM
@Paceman that crackling looks really good. Got my mouth watering.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: paceman on July 06, 2020, 06:40:19 AM
@Paceman that crackling looks really good. Got my mouth watering.

thanks...  crackling was awesome... crunchy as and a face full of salt when you bite in... :)

i've got the process down to get good crackling every time...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on July 06, 2020, 06:45:35 AM
i've got the process down to get good crackling every time...

Do share please
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: paceman on July 06, 2020, 07:07:53 AM
Do share please

i buy my pork roast (usually a loin cut) the day before and leave it in the fridge overnight, uncovered and lightly salted, until it's almost time to cook...

when it's time to cook, take it out of the fridge and give it a light oil and re-salt...

works every time... the time in the fridge dries out the rind, so it crackles up perfectly...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on July 06, 2020, 09:42:07 AM
i buy my pork roast (usually a loin cut) the day before and leave it in the fridge overnight, uncovered and lightly salted, until it's almost time to cook...

when it's time to cook, take it out of the fridge and give it a light oil and re-salt...

works every time... the time in the fridge dries out the rind, so it crackles up perfectly...

That's the main secret, dry out the skin, don't use pre-packaged pork, unless you can leave it for a good while to dry out. Although I let mine come up to temp for an hour at least before cooking.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 06, 2020, 10:12:12 AM
That's the main secret, dry out the skin, don't use pre-packaged pork, unless you can leave it for a good while to dry out. Although I let mine come up to temp for an hour at least before cooking.
I find if you dry the skin out with white vinegar helps. Rub it with white vinegar and paper towel then let it dry. We do two 4 kg rolled pork roasts every easter like that. Noel W will let you know how it turns out,he does eat most of it :-)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: paceman on July 06, 2020, 10:23:36 AM
That's the main secret, dry out the skin, don't use pre-packaged pork, unless you can leave it for a good while to dry out. Although I let mine come up to temp for an hour at least before cooking.

it's funny, i have heard about not using pre-packaged pork, but my last two, including the one in the pic, were from my local IGA and they turned out great...

getting it to room temp is also a part i missed in my rundown... have to do that...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 06, 2020, 10:51:28 AM
I get mine from Coles....

By the time the ol girl gets home, I've ditched the evidence.

She thinks I clean up too.....  ;D

She has asked me, if I could show her how to do the crackling so good. ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Steffo1 on July 06, 2020, 04:51:33 PM
I find if you dry the skin out with white vinegar helps. Rub it with white vinegar and paper towel then let it dry. We do two 4 kg rolled pork roasts every easter like that. Noel W will let you know how it turns out,he does eat most of it :-)

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Shit, Mark, was there roast available? I have to say, you did warn me about getting in early :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 06, 2020, 08:22:05 PM
A vehicle parked in Maclean today
Wft
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: rags on July 06, 2020, 08:46:16 PM
A vehicle parked in Maclean today
Wft
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Hey Hairs is there somewhere in Maclean that my wife can get a pass to put on her QLD registered car. Hate to upset the local people thinking she is running around town risking locals with the C19 virus while taking a holiday.
She’s heading down there tomorrow for work purposes to see a couple of clients , meet with builders  etc .  She has all her tests up to date, so all good. Not sure if she should just stick the G spot pass on the windscreen.👍


Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 06, 2020, 08:49:55 PM
it's funny, i have heard about not using pre-packaged pork, but my last two, including the one in the pic, were from my local IGA and they turned out great...

getting it to room temp is also a part i missed in my rundown... have to do that...
We just did a Webber roast that was bought from Aldi,turned out very nice. Pic is as it came out of the packaging.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200706/68c91427cd928dda7d06b5739cf3c3ad.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 06, 2020, 08:53:18 PM
A vehicle parked in Maclean today
Wft
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At least they are parked between the lines,other wise that wrong doing would gain a place for them in the bad parkers page.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 06, 2020, 08:54:18 PM
Shit, Mark, was there roast available? I have to say, you did warn me about getting in early :D
Ya snooze ya lose ;-)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 06, 2020, 08:55:05 PM
Hey Hairs is there somewhere in Maclean that my wife can get a pass to put on her QLD registered car. Hate to upset the local people thinking she is running around town risking locals with the C19 virus while taking a holiday.
She’s heading down there tomorrow for work purposes to see a couple of clients , meet with builders  etc .  She has all her tests up to date, so all good. Not sure if she should just stick the G spot pass on the windscreen.
Rags,
Easy fix,
Rip the windscreen thingy off, no one will know any different. Plenty of numpties living here with qld plated Shit boxes.
Why advertise it ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on July 07, 2020, 07:47:28 AM
So here's one of them that I spotted yesterday.

Yes, I realise that you must obviously be passionate about the subject, but ... ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on July 07, 2020, 07:57:01 AM
& here's the other one.

That's an (oldish, now) Rolls - Silver Shadow ??? - coming round the corner, complete with Golden Lady on the bonnet ;D

Can you spot the "problem" ???



Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on July 07, 2020, 07:58:02 AM
Yep, it's got roof racks mounted!!! :o :o :o
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: doc evil on July 07, 2020, 08:47:11 AM
Yep, it's got roof racks mounted!!! :o :o :o

Maybe ol mate likes to pop down south with the boards for a surf................... ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Steffo1 on July 07, 2020, 09:28:08 AM
Yep, it's got roof racks mounted!!! :o :o :o

Quite a few years ago one of the lifesavers at Rainbow Bay SLSC had a Roller.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on July 07, 2020, 09:48:28 AM
4x4 Rolls Royce from the blokes at Rainbow beach that did the 4X4 Cadillac
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on July 07, 2020, 10:03:56 AM
how can you go past Pro Harts ;)
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_6QDgIabT-gQ/RyM5Tor-wtI/AAAAAAAACGo/Q9ixdbGG4iU/s640/1.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 07, 2020, 10:26:42 AM
Plenty of numpties living here with qld plated Shit boxes.

Do you have Qld. rego.... who knew.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 07, 2020, 11:27:01 AM
Do you have Qld. rego.... who knew.
Ahahahaha
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on July 07, 2020, 05:00:12 PM
how full are ya undies as a brown snake is strikin away betweeen ya legs at 100kph!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.smh.com.au/national/queensland/it-started-to-wrap-around-me-driver-fought-off-snake-at-100km-h-20200707-p559ts.html (https://www.smh.com.au/national/queensland/it-started-to-wrap-around-me-driver-fought-off-snake-at-100km-h-20200707-p559ts.html)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 07, 2020, 05:02:45 PM
Got my new plates for the work truck today
:)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on July 07, 2020, 05:04:34 PM
Got my new plates for the work truck today
:)

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did they use liquid paper for the white ??? or is it the photo?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 07, 2020, 05:08:35 PM
did they use liquid paper for the white ??? or is it the photo?
Mate, the plates are that thin, foil around ya garlic bread is thicker.
:(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Kangaron on July 07, 2020, 05:29:19 PM
Got my new plates for the work truck today
:)

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I'm offended

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 07, 2020, 05:30:20 PM
I'm offended

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Hahahaha

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 07, 2020, 05:42:29 PM
I'm offended

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And so you should be :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 07, 2020, 07:17:16 PM
Smiles all round. Happy days and warm nights by the camp fire.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200707/2690a743ab66eb7947026f9fcf05bda7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200707/77c75ac810b0bc1fcabf8cac3c53e93f.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on July 07, 2020, 10:58:15 PM
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on July 08, 2020, 11:55:48 AM
This came up in FB feed, reminded me of a few  times over there in some heavy weather ..  Always amazed at the amount of water run off on the sand tracks in such a short time .      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjcQ-2u58kg&t=23s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjcQ-2u58kg&t=23s)   
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on July 08, 2020, 11:59:23 AM
This came up in FB feed, reminded me of a few  times over there in some heavy weather ..  Always amazed at the amount of water run off on the sand tracks in such a short time .      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjcQ-2u58kg&t=23s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjcQ-2u58kg&t=23s)
amazing how much the trees are blowing around ... i thought cyclones had wind. ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on July 08, 2020, 01:52:52 PM
Over recent weeks, there have a few mentions of possibly taking the law into your own hands, not that I believe any Swagger would actually do that! :angel: ;D

On that topic, some of you may have seen this on FacePlant, but I saw it mentioned on another forum ...

"A guy had his work ute stolen with all his tools in it. Nothing unusual there. Happens every day here.

Comments then started appearing like:

“An odd way to commit suicide”
“Thief doesn’t know who he’s messing with”
“Well, that’s one less car thief in the World”.

I take a look at the victim’s FaceBook profile. He’s a member of the local chapter of The Outlaws motor bike club and his FaceBook profile is full of biker stuff.

All sorts of posts and comments from various people in that community. The post currently has 645 shares. A well known local businessman who is the owner of the local Harley Davison dealership and the president of the Hells Angels posts his opinion of car thieves. Evidently all bikers are united in their hatred of thieves.

After a day or so of this, there’s a post re – the owner has his ute back.

No mention of what the fate of the thief is. Maybe the thief returned the vehicle, washed, with a full tank of fuel and a few cartons of beer in the front seat?"

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on July 08, 2020, 05:04:59 PM
Local bike enthusiest club had its recovery ute taken, the call went out, it was found with a few sleepy heads with it, that had used it as a party toy paddock basher earler in the night .
Its fancy wheels had been passed onto someone at car yard before that ...
Long story short All involved and the receiver of the wheels were found by passers by and transported to hospital ..
Funy part was they asked the Blue  to lay charges against the Motorcycle Enthusiests,  Local Blue had to ask them was that before or after they were charged with theft / receiving stolen property and had they realy thought about wanting charges laid .  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 08, 2020, 06:13:51 PM
Love it ;)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200708/eca3e2d88918232911df178262223bd8.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: #jonesy on July 08, 2020, 07:00:43 PM
Both eagles are similar in size.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on July 08, 2020, 07:24:21 PM

All sorts of posts and comments from various people in that community. The post currently has 645 shares. A well known local businessman who is the owner of the local Harley Davison dealership and the president of the Hells Angels posts his opinion of car thieves. Evidently all bikers are united in their hatred of thieves.

Interesting ethics there....

Stealing cars, bad.
Bringing that filthy disgusting drug ice into regional communities and stealing the futures of 1,000s of innocent kids, perfectly fine.... ::)

I recon the odds are pretty good that old mate here is associated with this wholesome “anti car thief” community and this little pile of petty cash has something to do with 1,000s of destroyed futures.....
 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-08/queensland-police-find-millions-in-cash-in-car-south-of-brisbane/12434556 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-08/queensland-police-find-millions-in-cash-in-car-south-of-brisbane/12434556)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 08, 2020, 07:51:45 PM
Both eagles are similar in size.
NOOO,
They can't be ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Steffo1 on July 08, 2020, 07:52:53 PM
Love it ;)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200708/eca3e2d88918232911df178262223bd8.jpg)

Wrong on several claims there.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 08, 2020, 08:04:39 PM
Wrong on several claims there.
I posted It as a laugh, but no.
The fun police are still active.
;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Steffo1 on July 08, 2020, 08:14:33 PM
I posted It as a laugh, but no.
The fun police are still active.
;)

Well, I still don't understand the post!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on July 08, 2020, 10:50:31 PM
Love the ingenuity of some blokes,  doing extra ordinary things with improvised gear  ;D ;D  Low and Slow in the little Assasin ..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2svhYn1HDY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2svhYn1HDY)   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on July 09, 2020, 07:53:18 PM
Over recent weeks, there have a few mentions of possibly taking the law into your own hands, not that I believe any Swagger would actually do that! :angel: ;D

On that topic, some of you may have seen this on FacePlant, but I saw it mentioned on another forum ...

"A guy had his work ute stolen with all his tools in it. Nothing unusual there. Happens every day here.

Comments then started appearing like:

“An odd way to commit suicide”
“Thief doesn’t know who he’s messing with”
“Well, that’s one less car thief in the World”.

I take a look at the victim’s FaceBook profile. He’s a member of the local chapter of The Outlaws motor bike club and his FaceBook profile is full of biker stuff.

All sorts of posts and comments from various people in that community. The post currently has 645 shares. A well known local businessman who is the owner of the local Harley Davison dealership and the president of the Hells Angels posts his opinion of car thieves. Evidently all bikers are united in their hatred of thieves.

After a day or so of this, there’s a post re – the owner has his ute back.

No mention of what the fate of the thief is. Maybe the thief returned the vehicle, washed, with a full tank of fuel and a few cartons of beer in the front seat?"

 ;D ;D ;D

Shame the cops didn't nab the thief and the 1% scum as well. World would be a better place without both kinds of trash.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on July 09, 2020, 08:40:42 PM
A smile because the story of the Brave men of the WW1 Tunnellers is being told ..  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQZJS4YqSEk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQZJS4YqSEk)
Mothers father was a member of the 1st Tunnelling company in WW1   " Beneath Hill 60 "  ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on July 09, 2020, 09:13:23 PM
A smile because the story of the Brave men of the WW1 Tunnellers is being told ..  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQZJS4YqSEk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQZJS4YqSEk)
Mothers father was a member of the 1st Tunnelling company in WW1   " Beneath Hill 60 "  ..
I read a book about their exploits, for love nor money I can’t remember the name of the book but I do recall it being a compelling story, brave men.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tryagain on July 09, 2020, 10:01:09 PM
No mention of what the fate of the thief is. Maybe the thief returned the vehicle, washed, with a full tank of fuel and a few cartons of beer in the front seat?"

Reminds me of a story that I heard years ago of a bikie who moved up from (Sydney?) to the GC due to apparently way to much heat being on him down there, up here he tried to settle into somewhat of a normal life (he was still under surveillance) trying to be fairly inconspicuous and run a business, one day not too long after he got going, some young bikies from up here tried to extort the business for "protection money" they told him how much they required and when they would be back to collect it. Anyway, as the story goes he wasn't under fulltime surveillance for being a minion, the next day the younger two returned bearing many gifts (giant seafood platter, favourite alcohol, chocolates and flowers for the misses etc) apologising profusely. How true it is I am not sure but made an interesting yarn.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: #jonesy on July 09, 2020, 10:28:27 PM
A smile because the story of the Brave men of the WW1 Tunnellers is being told ..  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQZJS4YqSEk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQZJS4YqSEk)
Mothers father was a member of the 1st Tunnelling company in WW1   " Beneath Hill 60 "  ..
Loved the movie. I knew a bout the tunneling but didn't realise how extensive it was
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on July 10, 2020, 06:46:56 AM
Shame the cops didn't nab the thief and the 1% scum as well. World would be a better place without both kinds of trash.

Agree entirely!

& no, Pete, at no stage did I suggest that bikies are better than car thieves - it's just that this one got his comeuppance! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on July 10, 2020, 07:39:27 AM
Wasn’t questioning your ethics mate, just the fakebook posters. ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on July 10, 2020, 09:55:22 AM
Quote from: edz
A smile because the story of the Brave men of the WW1 Tunnellers is being told ..  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQZJS4YqSEk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQZJS4YqSEk)
Mothers father was a member of the 1st Tunnelling company in WW1   " Beneath Hill 60 "  ..

Just watched the Series Colditz for second time in recent months on youtube... Much of the series was based on true escapes etc..

Any of those dudes had more balls than I'd ever have..
Just downloaded this one to the NAS...  Will watch tonight.


That youtuber channel has some interesting looking stuff
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCot4CEg_wWGc32QNLgrW2Bw (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCot4CEg_wWGc32QNLgrW2Bw)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 10, 2020, 04:38:19 PM
There is no need to comment if you don't understand it.
LMAO :)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200710/70ec7fd7e14fc68090cbec97769aa47c.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 11, 2020, 04:55:52 AM
Hmmm, Queensland..... beautiful one day, Victorian wobbly box owners and covid free the next.  :cup:  :cheers:

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Coolblue80 on July 11, 2020, 07:05:24 AM
Hmmm, Queensland..... beautiful one day, Victorian wobbly box owners and covid free the next.  :cup:  :cheers:

Unfortunately, I think in 2-3 weeks Queensland will be the new Melbourne. Then we get to listen to all the business operators howl about being locked down again. I hope I'm wrong.
Cheers, Mike.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on July 11, 2020, 08:07:25 AM
I "hope" you are as well, but, sadly, I think you're going to be right :'( >:(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 11, 2020, 08:29:46 AM
Oh for sure..... did ya see how many poured into Queensland when the borders were opened.
We will get a decent second wave and half the idiots who crossed the border, will be howling they can't get home again when we have our turn at a full lock down.

Why, for just this year, everyone can't just stay the fukk where they are.

NOOOO, i want to spend winter in Qld and damn it, that's what i'm gunna do.

The silly thing is, Qld will still be here next year.....  :-*
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tedota on July 11, 2020, 09:56:00 AM
Bit the same in W.A.
Canned the phase 5 but still gonna be 30,000 at the footy ,food shops open, toilets etc. I know we have bugger all cases but one in a crowd like that could spell disaster.
How they going to control that.

I hope they get it right or we might be in the same boat.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on July 11, 2020, 10:03:49 AM
You banana benders still have two cases of the virus with one still in hospital, granted less than some other places but not free from it  ;D ;D
Should see the amount of parked up vehicles and vans etc in and around the border here ..   They are trying all sorts of stuff to get across .
Some get pretty cranky too when they are refused entry to the clubs around town .  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 11, 2020, 10:19:14 AM
You banana benders still have two cases ov the virus with one still in hospital, granted less than some other places but not free from it  ;D ;D

We were on Thursday.... cases 0... but since then, 2 cases from somewhere else came home.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on July 11, 2020, 10:32:05 AM
You having fun Uncle Kev, Shopping around reconecting with all the Dragway blokes .. Be bouncing of the walls like a kid in a lolly shop I reckon .   ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Coolblue80 on July 11, 2020, 11:12:04 AM
I "hope" you are as well, but, sadly, I think you're going to be right :'( >:(
Yep. Should have kept the border closed to everyone. Yes, I know we need the tourist dollars but surely it's going to be a short term gain for long term pain when we are locked down again. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
And I agree with Jeepers, just stay in your own state for one set of school holidays.
Cheers, Mike.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 11, 2020, 11:19:35 AM
Yep. Should have kept the border closed to everyone. Yes, I know we need the tourist dollars but surely it's going to be a short term gain for long term pain when we are locked down again. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
And I agree with Jeepers, just stay in your own state for one set of school holidays.
Cheers, Mike.
We camped last week only a few k's from the Qld border near Woodenbong.We went for a drive around the country side up there and 8 out of 10 vehicles we past were Qld rego'd cars. They were on every back road there was towing boats, camper,caravans and the like.

As you said, why cant people just stay in their own neck of the woods til this is all over then knock themselves out?

The windscreen pass is just a farce,with anyone stating what they like just to travel across the border.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on July 11, 2020, 12:04:27 PM
Quote from: MarkGU
As you said, why cant people just stay in their own neck of the woods til this is all over then knock themselves out
I think most of us agree 100% with that... but I personally cant see this being over for a long long time.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on July 11, 2020, 01:23:09 PM
One thing at least that it proves for an absolute fact! ;D


































Queensland MUST be the best place in Oz, otherwise why would all these people be crying about not being able to leave their home states to visit us, then absolutely knocking themselves out to get here ??? ;D

 :cheers:









Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on July 11, 2020, 01:50:50 PM
For those traveling around and like a beer at a decent price ..Home brew on the road .  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAzI_M7hiHQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAzI_M7hiHQ)   . ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 11, 2020, 02:40:42 PM
You having fun Uncle Kev, Shopping around reconecting with all the Dragway blokes .. Be bouncing of the walls like a kid in a lolly shop I reckon .   ;D

Yeah... considering how many folks over the years have said I was a proper kent, so many people are helping with this build.
Going to do a quick update on the other thread shortly.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: #jonesy on July 11, 2020, 05:39:15 PM
Saw this on Facebook. Sums it up quiet well.


https://www.facebook.com/100000219221277/posts/3729342857082985/
 (https://www.facebook.com/100000219221277/posts/3729342857082985/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 11, 2020, 09:36:35 PM
Just received a VERY generous gift to raffle off for Variety,the children's charity by a very generous My Swagger.He asked not to be acknowledged as he is happy to know where the gift going, helping kids who need helping.

It is good to know there are still good people out there ( & here on the forum) who genuinely care for others.
To the My Swagger who donated  :cup:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on July 11, 2020, 10:06:56 PM
Not all the media is doom and gloom, this put a smile on my face

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-11/testing-residents-in-melbournes-public-housing-nurse/12443060 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-11/testing-residents-in-melbournes-public-housing-nurse/12443060)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 11, 2020, 10:13:29 PM
Let the doubters hate :)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200711/5f79bb02342d1addc0334c960f7c6544.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on July 11, 2020, 11:37:57 PM
^^^^^^      ;D ;D ;D  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnBlst3T7bY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnBlst3T7bY)    ;D ;D ;D 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on July 12, 2020, 06:38:48 AM
We were on Thursday.... cases 0... but since then, 2 cases from somewhere else came home.


Both military people who had returned from overseas duties and were already in isolation.

0 cases in the general population............... but that is at risk now.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on July 12, 2020, 08:01:32 AM
0 cases in the general population.........

They will be there alright. Begin mega-testing and watch the numbers come in.

Seek, and ye shall find....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 12, 2020, 10:08:19 AM
 ;D ;D ;D
(https://i.ibb.co/Vp3YzYz/Capture.png) (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: #jonesy on July 12, 2020, 11:41:26 AM
Not all the media is doom and gloom, this put a smile on my face

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-11/testing-residents-in-melbournes-public-housing-nurse/12443060 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-11/testing-residents-in-melbournes-public-housing-nurse/12443060)

That has to have been made up.


There is no way the media would have reported that.  Doesn't fit the story they have been pushing.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on July 12, 2020, 11:49:47 AM
;D ;D ;D
(https://i.ibb.co/Vp3YzYz/Capture.png) (https://imgbb.com/)
not a bad idea... get taken in, nationalised then come back and get all the free medical, money, housing etc :D :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on July 13, 2020, 10:34:35 AM
For those times when you just need a bit more awning cover
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on July 13, 2020, 10:46:32 AM
For those times when you just need a bit more awning cover
why does that look like cable ties holding the front leg on ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on July 13, 2020, 12:33:14 PM
Well colour me special! ;D

Was in Aldi earlier & they've created my very own personal drink! 8)

 :cheers:

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on July 13, 2020, 01:40:57 PM
Fizzy drink for Fizzy .. ;D 8) 8)

This is also cool, a digital big screen .. South Korea ..  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kObOVOIxWaw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kObOVOIxWaw) ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MDS69 on July 13, 2020, 04:24:24 PM
1st child got their red P’s today. Not sure if I should smile or worry.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 13, 2020, 05:15:08 PM
1st child got their red P’s today. Not sure if I should smile or worry.
Awesome, yeah can be a mixed emotion.
Our youngest(18yo)has taken the The 80 away camping for a couple of days with a couple of mates and his girlfriend.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on July 14, 2020, 03:09:11 PM
1000 musicians play AC/DC Highway to Hell in a stadium!!!


https://www.facebook.com/hardwiredFB/videos/3113485458721138 (https://www.facebook.com/hardwiredFB/videos/3113485458721138)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Kangaron on July 14, 2020, 04:40:24 PM
My youngest daughter [24] purchased her first house today, thats all 3 in their own homes without any help from Dad. :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 14, 2020, 04:42:49 PM
My youngest daughter [24] purchased her first house today, thats all 3 in their own homes without any help from Dad. :cheers:
That is freakin Awesome.
You guys must be as proud as.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on July 14, 2020, 04:50:25 PM
My youngest daughter [24] purchased her first house today, thats all 3 in their own homes without any help from Dad. :cheers:

Wow! :cup:

Good on all of 'em ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Kangaron on July 14, 2020, 08:05:39 PM
Wow! :cup:

Good on all of 'em ;D
They all are into "the barefoot investor", have been since early teens .
All own their cars, have no credit cards or debt, apart from the morgage. (One hasn't quite paid off her hex fees).
It's a good feeling knowing I can spend everything I have.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on July 15, 2020, 06:52:09 AM
They all are into "the barefoot investor", have been since early teens .
All own their cars, have no credit cards or debt, apart from the morgage.


That just keeps getting better & better, Kanga! :cup:

& as the man says, a mortgage is "good" debt ;D

They should now be set for life ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on July 15, 2020, 04:09:48 PM
sitting around the fire pit in the backyard with the family and I casually mention a pizza oven might be nice in the gazebo. 1/2 hour later miss 12 presents a plan  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on July 15, 2020, 04:25:32 PM
Excellent work :cup:

But, very politely, please point out to her that she missed the beer fridge ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on July 15, 2020, 04:32:14 PM
Excellent work :cup:

But, very politely, please point out to her that she missed the beer fridge ;D

She's left a space at the end, maybe I'll sneak one in
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 15, 2020, 08:36:00 PM
Smiles Smiles Smiles

This turned up today  ;D

(https://i.ibb.co/sJrfQWL/Capture.png) (https://ibb.co/FqtrJHG)

Now to get busy on a couple of projects  8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on July 16, 2020, 07:34:14 AM
Just saw this:

We are the people of a free nation of blokes, sheilas and the occasional wanker. We come from many lands (although a few too many of us come  from New Zealand), and although we live in the best country in the world, we reserve the right to bitch and moan about it whenever we bloody like. We are One Nation but divided into many States.
 
First, there's Victoria, named after a queen who didn't believe in lesbians. Victoria is the realm of cafe latte, grand final day, and big horse races. Its capital is Melbourne, whose chief marketing pitch is that "it's liveable". At least that's what they  think. The rest of us think it is too bloody cold and wet.
 
Next, there's NSW, the realm of pastel shorts, macchiato with sugar, thin books read quickly and millions of dancing queens. Its capital Sydney has more queens than any other city in the world and is proud of it. Its mascots are Bondi lifesavers that pull their  Speedos up their cracks to keep the left and right sides of their brains separate.
 
Down south we have Tasmania, a State based on the notion that the family that bonks together stays together. In Tassie, everyone gets an extra chromosome at conception. Maps of the State bring smiles to the sternest faces. It holds the world record for a single  mass shooting, which the Yanks can't seem to beat no matter how often they try.
 
South Australia is the province of half-decent reds, a festival of foreigners and bizarre axe murders. SA is the state of innovation. Where else can you so effectively reuse country bank vaults and barrels as in Snowtown, just out of Adelaide (also named after  a queen). They had the Grand Prix, but lost it when the views of Adelaide sent the Formula One drivers to sleep at the wheel.
 
Western Australia is too far from anywhere to be relevant. It's main claim to fame is that it doesn't have daylight saving because if it did, all the men would get erections on the bus on the way to work. WA was the last state to stop importing convicts and  many of them still work there in the government and business.
 
The Northern Territory is the red heart of our land. Outback plains, sheep stations the size of Europe, kangaroos, Jackaroos, emus, Uluru, and dusty kids with big smiles. It also has the highest beer consumption of anywhere on the planet and its creek beds  have the highest aluminium content of anywhere too. Although the Territory is the centrepiece of our national culture, few of us live there and the rest prefer to flyover it on our way to Bali.
 
And there's Queensland. While any mention of God seems silly in a document defining a nation of half arsed sceptics, it is worth noting that God probably made Queensland, as its beautiful one day and perfect the next. Why he filled it with dickheads remains  a mystery.
 
Oh yes and there's Canberra. The less said the better.
 
We, the citizens of Oz, are united by Highways, whose treacherous twists and turns kill more of us each year than murderers. We are united in our lust for international recognition, so desperate for praise we leap in joy when a rag tag gaggle of corrupt IOC  officials tells us Sydney is better than Beijing. We are united by a democracy so flawed that a political party albeit a redneck gun toting one, can get a million votes and still not win one seat in Federal Parliament. Not that we're whingeing, we leave that  to our Pommy immigrants.
 
We want to make "no worries mate" our national phrase, "she'll be right mate" our national attitude and "Waltzing Matilda" our national anthem (so what if it's about a sheep-stealing crim who commits suicide). We love sport so much our newsreaders can read the death toll from a sailing race and still tell us who's winning.
 
And we're the best in the world at all the sports that count, like cricket, netball, rugby league and union, AFL, roo shooting, two up and horse racing. We also have the biggest rock, the tastiest pies, and the worst dressed Olympians in the known universe.  Only in Australia can a pizza delivery get to your house faster than an ambulance. Only in Australia do we have bank doors wide open, no security guards, or cameras but chain the pens to the desk.
 
Stand proud Aussies - we shoot, we root, we vote. We are girt by sea and pissed by lunchtime. Even though we might seem a racist, closed minded, sports obsessed little people, at least we feel better for it.
 
I am, you are, we are Australian!
 
P.S We also shoot and eat the two animals that are on our National Crest!!!! No other country has this distinction!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Champin on July 16, 2020, 08:25:33 AM
Thats a tidy little unit Mark. I'd be interested to hear your review on it after you've had a bash with it.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 16, 2020, 10:05:58 AM
Thats a tidy little unit Mark. I'd be interested to hear your review on it after you've had a bash with it.

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Thanks Champin.
Havent had much time with it but can tell you what i know so far.
MMA function: Seems to have bucket load of power on stick weld function.What surprised me was the ease of arc & the controlled arc thru the dial adjustment.It doesnt sound like a stick welder, prob due to the inverter.Very pleased with that part.
TIG Function: Havent used this as yet as i have to go buy the tungsten rod & electrodes later today.The unit is DC so will not weld aluminum. Does come with spare consumables in the kit for TIG gun.
Plasma Function: For such a small unit i did happen to cut a 10mm steel flat with ease.(11 or 12 mm would be its limit i think).Cutting 0.6 & a piece at 1.6 mm it went thru like hot knife to butter.Very pleased with the cutter, which as the primary reason for me buying this unit.Does come with spare consumables in the kit for plasma.

The MMA cords for my mind are not really long enough but i intend to lengthen them another meter. Unit comes with everything you need to get going including a regulator/air dryer ( which werent on the supplied parts list) so that was a bonus.

Overall i am happy with the unit,but still to test the TIG part out yet.

For $379 freight free from Sydney and i also extended the warranty for another 2 years that cost an extra $40 something for that.

Cheers.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Champin on July 16, 2020, 06:33:19 PM
Sounds pretty good Mark. A place I worked a while ago bought a single phase plasma but had major issues with the duty cycle or just plain tripping the circuit breakers. They must use a bit of power. Your new jigger sounds like the goods though. Correct me if I'm wrong but dc tig you can weld ali, ac tig you can't. I've got a cig130 and it's a gem and I can tig with it but it's only ac. So only stainless or steel.
Thanks for your review mate. That'll be food for thought for the future.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 16, 2020, 06:50:49 PM
Sounds pretty good Mark. A place I worked a while ago bought a single phase plasma but had major issues with the duty cycle or just plain tripping the circuit breakers. They must use a bit of power. Your new jigger sounds like the goods though. Correct me if I'm wrong but dc tig you can weld ali, ac tig you can't. I've got a cig130 and it's a gem and I can tig with it but it's only ac. So only stainless or steel.
Thanks for your review mate. That'll be food for thought for the future.

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This little unit has a 60% duty cycle.
yeah i stand corrected on the DC.
cheers.
Title: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on July 16, 2020, 09:41:10 PM
A few things made me smile today.

Firstly, I met our new AusPost parcel delivery contractor today. And she’s kinda cute.. ;)
I heard a car beep at the top of the driveway and was shocked when I walked out and saw I was actually getting a parcel delivered to my house. Must be almost the first time in at least the last 6 or 7 years that that’s happened.

After nearly a decade of complaining to Australia Post about their contractors not delivering my deliveries, I took advantage of actually being able to talk to the new contractor and letting her know there is always someone home and she didn’t need to leave any more of those “sorry we missed you” notes.

Apparently the whole street had been telling her how happy they where to be finally getting their parcels delivered. And did I mention she was kinda cute.. ;)

And I also got some work done on the Triton today
I finally fitted up the new tow bar and wiring harness.
And after stripping out half of the interior, I eventually sorted a good spot for the new brake controller and worked out the runs for the cables. Trying to find that passenger side grommet hiding up in the quarter panel was driving me nuts tonight. Got it now though. ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on July 17, 2020, 09:52:27 AM
Petes former Mailman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xP75qj3nTU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xP75qj3nTU)    ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on July 17, 2020, 10:01:39 AM
Petes former Mailman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xP75qj3nTU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xP75qj3nTU)    ;D ;D

Could be any one of the current crop sadly
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on July 17, 2020, 10:26:59 AM
Petes former Mailman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xP75qj3nTU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xP75qj3nTU)    ;D ;D
This is probably a better description.....  ;D ;)

Language (and really bad singing).
https://youtu.be/DFib2gaIKqs (https://youtu.be/DFib2gaIKqs)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 17, 2020, 05:55:22 PM
A big smile come to my face today when a very generous my swagger gift turned up in the mail today.The gift is for the ongoing charity work i do for Variety, the children's charity.

It will make an excellent raffle prize to do that.

To the My Swagger who donated, a public Thank You  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on July 19, 2020, 01:58:24 PM
bloody vegetarians

This is not how you eat your veggies.... (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/man-calls-for-ambulance-after-cucumber-gets-stuck-in-his-rear/news-story/4b0d0d1f9cffe797fdc27ac5b8597655)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 19, 2020, 07:34:32 PM
A mate I have known for nearly 40 years, a Bee Keeper, built his own plane, lives west of Casino, uses the plan to inspect his bees and for just getting up there and enjoying life.
Sent me a pic of the Great Dividing Range today.
Just beautiful.
Thanks Guy.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200719/c18e2425c35ddc24fe367eb63924795b.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on July 20, 2020, 11:03:17 AM
A mate I have known for nearly 40 years, a Bee Keeper, built his own plane, lives west of Casino, uses the plan to inspect his bees and for just getting up there and enjoying life.
Sent me a pic of the Great Dividing Range today.
Just beautiful.
Thanks Guy.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200719/c18e2425c35ddc24fe367eb63924795b.jpg)
gee.. that join on the strut doesnt look that flash!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on July 20, 2020, 11:08:09 AM
Dont want to have a close look at the fit and finish of a lot of comercial passenger aircraft then Birdman . . ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 20, 2020, 12:31:58 PM
I love being right.....  ;D

Doing up some suspension bits on the Z car, and thought, you should throw a nut on that, before you pinch ya thumb.

I didn't, it did and I have a wicked blood blister...... I love being right.  8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 20, 2020, 08:49:06 PM
Karma,
I never use to get on with her,
I changed my outlook,
Now I see how She works.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on July 20, 2020, 10:28:52 PM
In the waiting room at the vet's, three dogs strike up a conversation.
 The White Labrador turned to the Black Labrador and asked, "So, why are you here?"
 "I'm a pisser. I piss on everything. The sofa, the curtains, the cat and the kids. But the final straw was last night, when I pissed in the middle of my owners bed."
 White Lab yawns, "So what’s the vet going to do?"
 "Gonna cut my nuts off," whimpers Black Lab. "They reckon it'll calm me down."
 Black Lab then turned to White Lab. "So, why are you here?"
 "I'm a digger. I dig under fences, dig up flowers and trees. I dig just for the hell of it. When I'm inside, I dig up the carpets, but I went over the line last night when I dug a great big hole in my owners couch."
 "So what are they going to do to you?" Black Lab wanted to know.
 "Looks like I'm losing my nuts too," the dejected White Lab sighs.
 Black Lab then turned to the Great Dane asking, "Why are you here?"
 "I'm a humper," said Great Dane. "I'll hump anything. I'll hump the cat, a pillow, the table, fence posts. I want to hump everything I see. Yesterday my owner had just got out of the shower and was bending down to dry her toes, and I just couldn't help myself. I mounted her and started humping away."
 The Black and the White Labs exchanged a knowing glance and chorused, "So, it's nuts off for you too, huh?"
 "Oh no.” Great Dane said. “I'm here to get my nails clipped!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on July 21, 2020, 04:42:16 PM
This is the moment a NSW man is busted in the boot of a vehicle at the state border. Moments later he was fined $4,003 for not having a Queensland Border Declaration Pass.

https://twitter.com/QldPolice/status/1285447663102693376 (https://twitter.com/QldPolice/status/1285447663102693376)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 21, 2020, 05:19:35 PM
Hmm,
Two days in a row where clients have been ready, materials have arrived and ready, and others are helpful to be working with time schedules that were proposed.
Sheeesh, even have clents happy to pay a deposit.
Oh and I bought another 18v Makita Skin.
:)
Used it this arvo to pull down an old post & rail timber fence.
Made short work of it.


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200721/7283f3c2d97cf1a898456a706f35ba12.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 22, 2020, 05:42:33 PM
Ya learn something new every day :)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200722/83a64857498fa15e85ba4fd855636328.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on July 22, 2020, 06:57:46 PM
Ya learn something new every day :) (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200722/83a64857498fa15e85ba4fd855636328.jpg)

You're a slow learner John   ;D ;D ;D ;D :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 22, 2020, 07:02:32 PM
Itchy one kanackers.
Hmm,
You learn me master ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: D4D on July 22, 2020, 08:11:49 PM
Where have you been all my life :D

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/dlt.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on July 22, 2020, 08:25:45 PM
Where have you been all my life :D

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/dlt.jpg)


Says they're new.....bought a packet 2 mths ago.........but they are nice.

Liquorice just happens to be one of my vices....them, bullets, liquorice all sorts or just a long stick or ribbon.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: D4D on July 22, 2020, 08:35:09 PM
Says they're new.....bought a packet 2 mths ago.........but they are nice.

Liquorice just happens to be one of my vices....them, bullets, liquorice all sorts or just a long stick or ribbon.

Liquorice all sorts are just wrong
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on July 22, 2020, 08:37:41 PM
Liquorice all sorts are just wrong

Yeah, like that coloured pop-corn stuff.

Fresh poo-blackener is a favourite in our house.... ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on July 23, 2020, 06:27:57 AM
Having a little win on Ebay  ;D
I've started a small yard project for a pizza oven to go near the fire pit and was looking for a bench-top that could be used for kneading dough as well as putting hot stuff on. Jumped on Ebay last night and trawled about for a bit. Found a 2400 x 900 x 40 granite kitchen island bench top, close to home, bidding closes in 3 hours, 0 bids placed. punched in an amount as my max and let the auto biding thing do it's work.

Auction winner, single bid................. Mine for $40  8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: D4D on July 23, 2020, 07:20:39 AM
Having a little win on Ebay  ;D
I've started a small yard project for a pizza oven to go near the fire pit and was looking for a bench-top that could be used for kneading dough as well as putting hot stuff on. Jumped on Ebay last night and trawled about for a bit. Found a 2400 x 900 x 40 granite kitchen island bench top, close to home, bidding closes in 3 hours, 0 bids placed. punched in an amount as my max and let the auto biding thing do it's work.

Auction winner, single bid................. Mine for $40  8)

Winner, now all you need to do is lift it :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on July 23, 2020, 07:31:38 AM
Winner, now all you need to do is lift it :)

Around 230kg.

Take some mates....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on July 23, 2020, 08:42:02 AM
Winner, now all you need to do is lift it :)
Around 230kg.Take some mates....

as the Beatles say............ with a little help from my friends  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on July 23, 2020, 10:51:32 AM
as the Beatles say............ with a little help from my friends  ;D
And an angle grinder   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on July 23, 2020, 12:50:14 PM
NSFW - but Funny!


https://www.facebook.com/HeathFranklinChopper/videos/313853166424087/ (https://www.facebook.com/HeathFranklinChopper/videos/313853166424087/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on July 23, 2020, 01:21:53 PM
After doing a flyover salute to the very first Qantas Boeing 747-400 on Wednesday afternoon the last one in the fleet did one final farewell gesture off the Australian coastline before leaving our skies.

Heading north-east from Shellharbour Airport VH-OEJ did a flying kangaroo formation in the sky off the coast of Newcastle as a parting symbol to almost 50 years of service.
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6845672/final-qantas-boeing-747-leaves-a-flying-kangaroo-formation-in-the-sky-as-it-leaves-australia/?cs=1003 (https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6845672/final-qantas-boeing-747-leaves-a-flying-kangaroo-formation-in-the-sky-as-it-leaves-australia/?cs=1003)
(https://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/v7aL3ypAbpidARtySf3wcd/6b7d8ed5-b25f-4886-8cc9-711af20fe5c1.PNG/r0_0_562_438_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: plusnq on July 23, 2020, 07:51:06 PM
After doing a flyover salute to the very first Qantas Boeing 747-400 on Wednesday afternoon the last one in the fleet did one final farewell gesture off the Australian coastline before leaving our skies.

Heading north-east from Shellharbour Airport VH-OEJ did a flying kangaroo formation in the sky off the coast of Newcastle as a parting symbol to almost 50 years of service.
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6845672/final-qantas-boeing-747-leaves-a-flying-kangaroo-formation-in-the-sky-as-it-leaves-australia/?cs=1003 (https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6845672/final-qantas-boeing-747-leaves-a-flying-kangaroo-formation-in-the-sky-as-it-leaves-australia/?cs=1003)
(https://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/v7aL3ypAbpidARtySf3wcd/6b7d8ed5-b25f-4886-8cc9-711af20fe5c1.PNG/r0_0_562_438_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg)

Yes, I saw that being tracked. What a great gesture for the final flight.  :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 24, 2020, 08:43:39 AM
:)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200723/7004c63826b151ba6201c436da4a652c.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on July 24, 2020, 10:16:53 AM
:)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200723/7004c63826b151ba6201c436da4a652c.jpg)

...but one is most definitely Grumpy....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Rowlie on July 24, 2020, 10:37:40 AM
The way I heard it - Snow White told Sneezy he wasn't welcome (or words to that effect)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Robbo on July 24, 2020, 11:45:29 AM
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 24, 2020, 02:33:34 PM
Ah, those were the days.  ;D

https://www.facebook.com/australiastoughestcars.com.au/videos/580262192730230/ (https://www.facebook.com/australiastoughestcars.com.au/videos/580262192730230/)

 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on July 24, 2020, 02:42:11 PM
Ah, those were the days.  ;D

https://www.facebook.com/australiastoughestcars.com.au/videos/580262192730230/ (https://www.facebook.com/australiastoughestcars.com.au/videos/580262192730230/)
the only thing missing is 
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ItoeeL9eU1A/hqdefault.jpg)

for mark and keith
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ItoeeL9eU1A/hqdefault.jpg
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 24, 2020, 04:01:52 PM
the only thing missing is 
[img]https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ItoeeL9eU1A/hqdefault.jpg[/mg]
A link that works?  8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 25, 2020, 01:30:14 PM
...but one is most definitely Grumpy....
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 25, 2020, 01:43:39 PM
Got a smile out of this video. 8)

Having Scottish heritage, made me smile. ;D

PS.Put your headphones on and crank up the volume :cup:
https://www.facebook.com/rockvideostv/videos/569785500068131/ (https://www.facebook.com/rockvideostv/videos/569785500068131/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on July 25, 2020, 02:36:17 PM
Got a smile out of this video. 8)

Having Scottish heritage, made me smile. ;D

PS.Put your headphones on and crank up the volume :cup:
https://www.facebook.com/rockvideostv/videos/569785500068131/ (https://www.facebook.com/rockvideostv/videos/569785500068131/)

Couple of very nice bags there   :angel: ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 25, 2020, 06:15:54 PM
The Bloods got a win :)
Wasn't pretty, the job got done, just.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 26, 2020, 09:41:16 AM
Yep.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200725/aeeb88676fed72795f7b55f0ecf4535f.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on July 26, 2020, 10:15:07 AM
Smile for today. ;D

Over 130 mm in the last few days of rain here.
Hope it moves over the ranges to the west where they desperately need it.

Great work Huey.  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 26, 2020, 07:29:06 PM
We receiced our quarterly electricy bill  by email today.
$167.89. For 3 Adults.
3.8kw solar generation system, solar hot water, gas cook top and oven.
Sure we have a wood heater, but we also have a 7.0kw reverse cycle A/c system + 6.0kw in the rumpus room(it is used occasionally when we have gusts stay over).
Ya gotta be happy with that.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: speewa158 on July 26, 2020, 08:18:38 PM
We receiced our quarterly electricy bill  by email today.
$167.89. For 3 Adults.
3.8kw solar generation system, solar hot water, gas cook top and oven.
Sure we have a wood heater, but we also have a 7.0kw reverse cycle A/c system + 6.0kw in the rumpus room(it is used occasionally when we have gusts stay over).
Ya gotta be happy with that.
:)
l got my Power Rebate today just over $650 in to the account after the slab heating has bitten hard on the rebate . Got to love Early into Solar .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 26, 2020, 08:22:53 PM
l got my Power Rebate today just over $650 in to the account after the slab heating has bitten hard on the rebate . Got to love Early into Solar .
Awesome stuff mate.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on July 27, 2020, 08:20:00 AM
Got to love Early into Solar .

Yep! 8)

We put a 1.6kw system up in Aug 2010, which reduced our bills by not quite 1/4.

Oct 2012, we installed a 2nd 3.2kw inverter & another 1.6kw of panels, followed by 2 more kw of panels in Aug 2014, so we have a total of 5.2kw of panels feeding 4.8kw of inverter.

Since 2012, when the second set went in, we've actually paid one bill, in Mar 2014 for $7.71! :o ;D (Must have been a very hot summer that year ??? :'().

All up, it cost us just over $10000 for purchase & installation, but since then, they have returned almost $30k in reduced usage & FiT payments, so have well & truly paid for paid for themselves! :cup: ;D

Oh, & over that time, we've also returned a bit over 40mw back to the grid - 40522kw as of 19/6 when I checked the meter last 8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on July 27, 2020, 09:03:42 AM
l got my Power Rebate today just over $650 in to the account after the slab heating has bitten hard on the rebate . Got to love Early into Solar .

Ah but how much did you spend on cooling slabs?   :cheers:  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on July 30, 2020, 05:10:41 PM
This made me smile,
That is awesome Pottsy.
Cheers
Just checked out your post in the What Did I Do in my shed thread.

Probably the most ambitious toy I have made so far, all done of photos, no plan, it’s a copy of the worlds largest Chamberlain tractor which is in Karoonda SA, it was a commission job by the son of the farmer/engineer who made it.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 31, 2020, 03:03:08 PM
 ;D

It would seem, I have some "sought after" bits that came with the Zephyr.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on July 31, 2020, 04:04:52 PM
;D

It would seem, I have some "sought after" bits that came with the Zephyr.

Do tell....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 01, 2020, 04:40:51 AM
Do tell....

Because our car hasn't been rego'd since Sept. 1970, we have stuff like a mint, uncracked steering wheel.
Factory blank off plate for the radio, grill badge, I've got 3 uncracked horn rings, with the one from our car mint with no pitting.

Lots of stuff, you just can't buy any more like we did way back when.

Stuff I don't not or am not going to use.

Cool fact, when we rego the Z car, I will only be the second owner to have it on the road.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on August 01, 2020, 11:26:18 AM
Ahh the Unobtainium price the toughest one of all to work out ..  There's a Fair price, theres an Umm Okkk price and then theres the Unobtainium mint condition price .. ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on August 01, 2020, 12:45:03 PM
But, how many people are currently doing up 50 (?) year old Zephyrs ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on August 01, 2020, 01:47:26 PM
Completed my RFS BF training today.
Lawrence Brigade.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on August 01, 2020, 01:51:28 PM
Completed my RFS BF training today.
Lawrence Brigade.
:)

well done, here's hoping you don't have to put it into practice.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on August 01, 2020, 02:00:49 PM
That's what they said.
They are a good bunch, they really wanted us newbies to know, that If we are not copeing with anything, there is a suppprt network there to help.
That was mentioned many times.
There were 4 brigades that attended, rolls were swapped, teams mixed about, everyone encouraged each other.
It was awesome to be apart of it today.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 01, 2020, 02:07:07 PM
But, how many people are currently doing up 50 (?) year old Zephyrs ???

More than you would think.
Guys in England ship utes back over there, as they never made 'em there.

The ol Z cars are getting a few rebuilt.....  8)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MattNQ on August 02, 2020, 05:15:55 PM
Watching a bit of aviation history roll into town today.
A Mirage and Winjeel destined for the Townsville RAAF Museum.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200802/4e9c2deace251cd31ca452425e02eb40.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200802/ae6f215ffd2ea3155cb604937f374a0a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200802/3e11276311011116059869eb8e84cf5f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200802/031f8316247800e0b6d8a2d127383965.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Gazza00 on August 02, 2020, 08:07:22 PM
 Love the names  ;D ;D
https://www.perthnow.com.au/politics/clive-palmer/morley-fast-food-joint-rack-city-ribs-unveils-the-fat-cant-burger-with-chive-palmergiana-in-honour-of-clive-palmer-ng-b881627107z (https://www.perthnow.com.au/politics/clive-palmer/morley-fast-food-joint-rack-city-ribs-unveils-the-fat-cant-burger-with-chive-palmergiana-in-honour-of-clive-palmer-ng-b881627107z)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Kangaron on August 03, 2020, 12:37:15 PM
This.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on August 03, 2020, 06:14:39 PM
Made my day   :cup: :cup: :cup:
https://www.police.vic.gov.au/burnley-speeding-drink-driver (https://www.police.vic.gov.au/burnley-speeding-drink-driver)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on August 03, 2020, 06:22:19 PM
Purchased this today.
My 18V kit is growing.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200803/f1e4e713b2e89e5acac98f9938ee9ef2.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on August 03, 2020, 06:26:25 PM
Handy jiggers.  :cup: :cup:

I have a Fein (240v). I don't use it often, but I really appreciate it when I do....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on August 03, 2020, 08:32:07 PM


Handy jiggers.  :cup: :cup:

I have a Fein (240v). I don't use it often, but I really appreciate it when I do....

 :cheers:

Replaced a 240V cheaper brand, all the fittings are interchangeable. 
:)
Mate I have become addicted to them(18V)
Seariously, they make my day soo much easier, they have made my pocket lighter.
But woth it, they work for me.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on August 04, 2020, 09:00:11 AM
Made my day   :cup: :cup: :cup:

He wouldn't have had a good Monday morning >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 05, 2020, 03:34:40 AM
How good has the Queensland winter so far this year.

Yeah, bit of a cool start with single digits, but Shit a brick, friggin best winter ever.
Even had a day of rain two weeks ago, getting some again on Friday they say.

Cracker.... blue skies, warm sunshine during the day, grass is green.  :cup:

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: plusnq on August 05, 2020, 06:27:27 AM
How good has the Queensland winter so far this year.

Yeah, bit of a cool start with single digits, but Shit a brick, friggin best winter ever.
Even had a day of rain two weeks ago, getting some again on Friday they say.

Cracker.... blue skies, warm sunshine during the day, grass is green.  :cup:

As they say, "Beautiful one day, perfect the next". It really is nice this year.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on August 05, 2020, 07:26:06 AM
As they say, "Beautiful one day, perfect the next"....

..."and blown away or under water the day after that"... :P :P ;D ;D

 :cheers:

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on August 05, 2020, 07:29:03 AM
..."and blown away or under water the day after that"...

Yep! ;D

But at least it's the day after that, not 5 minutes from now, then change in another 10 minutes, again in 20 minutes after that ... ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on August 05, 2020, 08:10:06 AM
Yep! ;D

But at least it's the day after that, not 5 minutes from now, then change in another 10 minutes, again in 20 minutes after that ... ;D

Well, they do say change is as good as a holiday....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 05, 2020, 09:30:23 AM
Yep! ;D

But at least it's the day after that, not 5 minutes from now, then change in another 10 minutes, again in 20 minutes after that ... ;D

And, we are close to Covid free too.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on August 05, 2020, 09:43:07 AM
And, we are close to Covid free too.


& even closer from this Saturday ???

http://www.mygc.com.au/queensland-to-close-borders-to-all-of-nsw-act-from-saturday/ (http://www.mygc.com.au/queensland-to-close-borders-to-all-of-nsw-act-from-saturday/)

Bye, bye, NSW - it's been nice knowing you!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on August 05, 2020, 09:59:50 AM
[quote ]

Bye, bye, NSW - it's been nice knowing you!
[/quote]


So is Pallet jack going to ban Banana benders from crossing into other states too ?? ..
  After all, Qlds infections are a home goal and wer'nt caused by South of the border types crossing into Banana bender land ....  The China Virus Wanker infectee's all decided leave the state,  travell to  hotspots,   get sick lie about it and then bought it home to the roost  ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on August 05, 2020, 11:30:33 AM
And, we are close to Covid free too.

Better pray it stays that way.....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 05, 2020, 11:33:32 AM
Yep.... borders are closing, so that will help.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: paceman on August 05, 2020, 11:37:02 AM

So is Pallet jack going to ban Banana benders from crossing into other states too ?? ..
  After all, Qlds infections are a home goal and wer'nt caused by South of the border types crossing into Banana bender land ....  The China Virus Wanker infectee's all decided leave the state,  travell to  hotspots,   get sick lie about it and then bought it home to the roost  ..

they can go out, but not come back in... (hopefully)... at least without a mandatory quarantine...

why take the risk?

every state should close their borders, with mandatory quarantining in place, if absolutely necessary.

simple.

the name-calling and jibes between states is getting really old, around here.  and the smiley emoji excuse that some use is childish, in the extreme... so, having that at the end of some ridiculous rant or dig at someone else, makes it perfectly OK?

give me a break.

let's just get on with it and support each other.  no state is 'better' than another.  each state has forum members who call it home.



Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on August 05, 2020, 12:36:49 PM

So is Pallet jack going to ban Banana benders from crossing into other states too ?? ..
  After all, Qlds infections are a home goal and wer'nt caused by South of the border types crossing into Banana bender land ....  The China Virus Wanker infectee's all decided leave the state,  travell to  hotspots,   get sick lie about it and then bought it home to the roost  ..

You're quite right there, Edz :'(

She's "strongly discouraging" anybody from leaving, & as Jeeps said, anybody who does is supposed to go into quarantine, so I'll guess we'll see ???

Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on August 05, 2020, 12:52:01 PM
they can go out, but not come back in... (hopefully)... at least without a mandatory quarantine...

why take the risk?

every state should close their borders, with mandatory quarantining in place, if absolutely necessary.

simple.

the name-calling and jibes between states is getting really old, around here.  and the smiley emoji excuse that some use is childish, in the extreme... so, having that at the end of some ridiculous rant or dig at someone else, makes it perfectly OK?

give me a break.

let's just get on with it and support each other.  no state is 'better' than another.  each state has forum members who call it home.

I agree about shutting boarder to all but really necessary travel, like truck transport etc. But the interstate rivalry is just good natured banter, and i don't see why people should take it to heart... Well maybe only Queenslanders... hahaha  >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: jclures on August 05, 2020, 03:08:05 PM
this. ;D
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=312627366599396 (https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=312627366599396)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on August 05, 2020, 03:27:30 PM
this. ;D
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=312627366599396 (https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=312627366599396)
:cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on August 06, 2020, 11:02:13 PM
George carlin on viruses and how to survive them . 16 years before  the China Virus . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gLLZ_D1Lqw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gLLZ_D1Lqw)     
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on August 07, 2020, 02:21:44 PM
Concreters just dropped off a cold carton of beer to apologize for stuffing me around with stripping their formwork and clearing my yard.
Not expected, but greatly appreciated. :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: briann532 on August 07, 2020, 03:24:47 PM
they can go out, but not come back in... (hopefully)... at least without a mandatory quarantine...

why take the risk?

every state should close their borders, with mandatory quarantining in place, if absolutely necessary.

simple.

the name-calling and jibes between states is getting really old, around here.  and the smiley emoji excuse that some use is childish, in the extreme... so, having that at the end of some ridiculous rant or dig at someone else, makes it perfectly OK?

give me a break.

let's just get on with it and support each other.  no state is 'better' than another.  each state has forum members who call it home.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Nah, it's Australia! Putting shyte on your mates is top fun!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on August 07, 2020, 03:29:03 PM
;D ;D ;D ;D
Nah, it's Australia! Putting shyte on your mates is top fun!

Up to a point, then it can wear pretty thin after a while
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 07, 2020, 04:20:29 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on August 07, 2020, 06:54:02 PM
::)

I think Keith has made what most would see as a fair and reasonable statement.

Are you saying you believe there's no point or circumstance where it might wear thin?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 08, 2020, 03:54:18 AM
I think Keith has made what most would see as a fair and reasonable statement.

Are you saying you believe there's no point or circumstance where it might wear thin?

No, i never said that at all..... You just did, but not me, I just put a pair of rolling eyes there.

I was referring to Keith saying..."Up to a point" and then not telling us, where that point is.
Was Brian352 up to that point, miles away from that point, or past that point?  ???

You see, Keith only gave Brian352 half the information.

Little bit like when someone says their dog won't bite you if you don't annoy it..... then they don't tell what annoys the grumpy fukker. (the dog)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on August 08, 2020, 09:35:28 AM
No, i never said that at all..... You just did, but not me, I just put a pair of rolling eyes there.

I was referring to Keith saying..."Up to a point" and then not telling us, where that point is.
Was Brian352 up to that point, miles away from that point, or past that point?  ???

You see, Keith only gave Brian352 half the information.

Little bit like when someone says their dog won't bite you if you don't annoy it..... then they don't tell what annoys the grumpy fukker. (the dog)

Now I thought that you were a bit more intelligent than that Kev, so I will spell it out for you as simply as possible.

Victorians have been in stage 3 lock down for several months now, those rules you can look up for yourself, you know, on government sites, not f/b etc, that wasn't too bad.

Now the majority of Victorians have gone into stage 4 lock down as well as having to wear a mask as soon as we step outside our properties. Do you understand just what that means ? and how restrictive they are ? if you don't then I suggest that you go and  have practice run for a week.

What's the point of this little diatribe,WE ARE FLUCKING SICK OF THE LOCK DOWN, and the morons that will not do the right thing, and the "jokes" about it.

Victorians have gone past the point of seeing anything "funny" in pointed statements/jokes about the virus and Victorians.
Now do you understand where the "point " is ?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 08, 2020, 09:53:53 AM
Geez, when Billy Connelly told that joke, the crowd loved it.

Oh well....  :-X
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on August 08, 2020, 01:02:48 PM


Now the majority of Victorians have gone into stage 4 lock down as well as having to wear a mask as soon as we step outside our properties. Do you understand just what that means ? and how restrictive they are ? if you don't then I suggest that you go and  have practice run for a week.


In a past life....as part of my job I had to wear a dust mask, earplugs and safety glasses.....EVERY day for years.

No, in NSW we don't have to wear a mask...yet, but for the good of everyones health, it is a very small price to pay.

I think of it this way....mask or ventilator....pretty easy choice eh....

Even if I had to walk around in a ronald mcdonald suit with a gas mask on....still an easy choice eh ?

And a mask is a hell of an improvement for some of you Victorians anyway !!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Champin on August 08, 2020, 01:17:21 PM
Wearing a mask isn't the only problem here Gronk. Image being locked down in your home for this extended period. The loss of income or their jobs and careers are a constant worry. Family violence and suicide are very real issues in these times. A little bit of empathy couldn't hurt.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on August 08, 2020, 01:28:17 PM
Quote from: Champin
Family violence and suicide are very real issues in these times.
I would like to hear more from Gov Co on this and more $ on prevention
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on August 08, 2020, 04:53:50 PM
A little bit of empathy couldn't hurt.

Mate, I know it can't be pleasant down there, especially not knowing whether the idiot beside you has been doing the right thing ??? >:(, but I thought we were all trying to help just a little bit, working on the "Laughter is the best Medicine" theory (at least I was).

Apologies if I had things by the wrong end of the stick :'(

 :cheers:

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Champin on August 08, 2020, 05:05:52 PM
Nah no worries Fizzie. Just feelin' it for some of the poor buggers down here. I'm  actually in a pretty good place. I live in a place where alot of people would love to go camping, I'm totally off grid so no bills and I've never really been a people person so social isolation is good with me. I can understand the humour and where you guys are coming from, but I also try and see it from the aspect from people less fortunate than myself and, well, as I sez...I feel for them.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Marcus73 on August 08, 2020, 05:06:14 PM
Geez, when Billy Connelly told that joke, the crowd loved it.

Oh well....  :-X
Might go annoy that spider


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 08, 2020, 05:10:40 PM
Might go annoy that spider


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 :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on August 08, 2020, 07:27:31 PM
Wearing a mask isn't the only problem here Gronk. Image being locked down in your home for this extended period. The loss of income or their jobs and careers are a constant worry. Family violence and suicide are very real issues in these times. A little bit of empathy couldn't hurt.

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Can understand that mate...but think of the old days when they slept and ate in a railway tunnel because that was the only way to stay safe....these are extreme times ...and one we hopefully never have to endure again...and from the "safer" states, we hope ALL of you come out the other side OK. !!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MattNQ on August 09, 2020, 11:34:15 AM
This would make me smile...especially if the guns worked ....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200809/1b4c7e56fddf3e66bdb545ca6de06300.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on August 09, 2020, 12:00:08 PM
Watching our boy Benji enjoying the sun.
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: DrewXT on August 09, 2020, 12:07:41 PM
Watching our boy Benji enjoying the sun.
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Must be part Border Collie?  Ours spends most of her day asleep upside down!!

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on August 09, 2020, 12:17:55 PM
Must be part Border Collie?  Ours spends most of her day asleep upside down!!

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Staffie × Black Lab.
His Uncle use to do the same.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on August 09, 2020, 01:43:46 PM
Must be part Border Collie?  Ours spends most of her day asleep upside down!!

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Ours is a black Great Dane / American Bulldog cross and spends the majority of the day in the same position.
Some days his belly is glowing red....

Don’t know how he does it, 10 minutes in the sun and I’m done, doesn’t matter how cold a day it is.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: gronk on August 09, 2020, 05:03:46 PM


Don’t know how he does it, 10 minutes in the sun and I’m done, doesn’t matter how cold a day it is.

I don't know if I could last 10 minutes with my arms and legs sticking straight up ??   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on August 09, 2020, 06:15:19 PM
I would like to hear more from Gov Co on this and more $ on prevention

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-09/coronavirus-crisis-hitting-mental-health-of-victorians-hard/12539152 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-09/coronavirus-crisis-hitting-mental-health-of-victorians-hard/12539152)

Probably the tip of the iceberg....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on August 09, 2020, 08:14:35 PM
But in snooker, you have to sink the Pink before the Black.
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: alnjan on August 09, 2020, 10:09:51 PM
But in snooker, you have to sink the Pink before the Black.
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Just don't bring it to 'their' attention, 'they' may just take offence to it.   
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: NZMarkb on August 10, 2020, 06:23:32 AM
You do know what happens when people "Take Offence"
..
..

..

..

That's right.......Nothing  :-[
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: paceman on August 10, 2020, 10:03:41 AM
My oldest boy Felix turned 12 yesterday, and he was stoked with his new Oztent Bunker Pro...

Looks to be a good piece of kit... can’t wait to try it out...

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on August 10, 2020, 10:06:03 AM
Looks to be a good piece of kit...

They are. Good choice... :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on August 11, 2020, 10:06:30 AM
Not sure if it's smile, but certainly suddenly feel old ...

Been mention on the news over the last few days that there's an auction coming up for some of Joh & Flo Bjelke-Petersen's Estate.

Young bloke (pushing 19) watches this last night, then says "Who are these people, & is there any reason at all why we should be interested?"

Well, umm, it's like this - he was Premier of Qld for 20 years ... ::)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: plusnq on August 11, 2020, 10:28:47 AM
My oldest boy Felix turned 12 yesterday, and he was stoked with his new Oztent Bunker Pro...

Looks to be a good piece of kit... can’t wait to try it out...

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They are great. I love mine. Just take care to make sure the mesh doesn't get caught in the hinges when you are unpacking/packing.I'm sure he is going to have a lot of fun with it  :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on August 11, 2020, 12:28:46 PM
Sitting here having lunch,
There is a fire hydrant that the water tankers use for the H/way construction.
A white hi lux with a trailer pulls to fill up the 1000lt plastic cube.
They drive away and they haven't turned off the bottom valve.
Within 200 meters they have l lost half of it.
LOL, here they come back, with an empty tank.
Dumb witts.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: paceman on August 11, 2020, 12:32:29 PM
Sitting here having lunch,
There is a fire hydrant that the water tankers use for the H/way construction.
A white hi lux with a trailer pulls to fill up the 1000lt plastic cube.
They drive away and they haven't turned off the bottom valve.
Within 200 meters they have l lost half of it.
LOL, here they come back, with an empty tank.
Dumb witts.

laughing at other's misfortune.

awesome.

obviously an accident.  we all make them.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on August 11, 2020, 12:36:16 PM
Are you searious?
Fairdinkum.
I've made plenty of Fups, and laugh at myself.

You are telling me you have never laughed when someone has had a shocker?
I suppose you never watched Funnest Home Videos, either.
:)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: chester ver2.0 on August 11, 2020, 02:35:53 PM
Not sure if it's smile, but certainly suddenly feel old ...

Been mention on the news over the last few days that there's an auction coming up for some of Joh & Flo Bjelke-Petersen's Estate.

Young bloke (pushing 19) watches this last night, then says "Who are these people, & is there any reason at all why we should be interested?"

Well, umm, it's like this - he was Premier of Qld for 20 years ... ::)

Well i remember Joh and i agree with your kid why the hell would i be interested in buying his old car????
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: austastar on August 11, 2020, 02:40:00 PM
Forgetting to replace the sump plug ain't fun either.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Champin on August 11, 2020, 02:48:59 PM
Forgetting to replace the sump plug ain't fun either.
Cheers

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Yep...I've done that! As well as alot of other stupid stuff. Laugh with me or laugh at me, I don't care, so long as you can get a laugh out of it. They say you learn by your mistakes. I challenge that saying. If it was true, I would be a rocket surgeon by now.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on August 11, 2020, 02:52:36 PM
Quote from: austastar
Forgetting to replace the sump plug ain't fun either.

the apprentice at the bike shop once forgot that and sheepishly came up to me asking how much oil the bike should hold (3800ml from memory) - he had put 9ltrs in it and it wasnt full yet..
The bike was parked over the drain to the old oil tank still...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: austastar on August 11, 2020, 04:32:21 PM
....... and it wasnt full yet..


Candid Camera organised a Mini, set up with huge tank capacity (maybe over 50 gallons) to drive up to the driveway service petrol browser and asked the lad to "Filler up Mate".
After about 20 gallons, he is looking at the meter, under the car, back to the meter, checking the flow etc with a very puzzled expression of disbelief on his face.
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on August 11, 2020, 04:55:39 PM
Candid Camera organised a Mini, set up with huge tank capacity (maybe over 50 gallons) to drive up to the driveway service petrol browser and asked the lad to "Filler up Mate".
After about 20 gallons, he is looking at the meter, under the car, back to the meter, checking the flow etc with a very puzzled expression of disbelief on his face.

In my youth I had an XB van with 30 gallon capacity in twin tanks that filled through the one filler. Got that ^ a few times.... ;D

Also got...."can you pay for this?".... ;D ;D

and..."this thing must cost you a fortune to run".... ::) ::)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 11, 2020, 05:26:39 PM
I wanted to order some parts today..... out of Victoria.  :'(

Rang 'em anyway..... you're in lock down huh.

No mate, not at all..... HUH  ???

We're in South Australia..... woohoo..... May I please have a pair of Tuff Mounts for a Barra then.  :laugh:

I friggin nearly didn't even ring huh.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: DandyD on August 11, 2020, 05:36:52 PM
Last time I used Aus Post, according to their tracking, my parcel took a three week holiday in Ascension Island.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: jclures on August 11, 2020, 08:45:28 PM
In my youth I had an XB van with 30 gallon capacity in twin tanks that filled through the one filler. Got that ^ a few times.... ;D

Also got...."can you pay for this?".... ;D ;D

and..."this thing must cost you a fortune to run".... ::) ::)

 :cheers:
I am still doing that with my Nissan, It is not the first attendant that checked.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on August 11, 2020, 09:12:20 PM
I am still doing that with my Nissan, It is not the first attendant that checked.

What's an attendant, my memory isn't that good any more ?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: jclures on August 11, 2020, 09:38:41 PM
Come on my Nissan is not that old. ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: austastar on August 11, 2020, 09:45:17 PM
Hi,
   The attendant is the chap who puts fuel in the tank, checks the tyres and tops up the washer bottle, while the bikini babe sudses up, rinses and polishes the windscreen and puts the wipers back down.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on August 12, 2020, 08:32:41 PM
PM me for direct account details.
Paypal also works.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 13, 2020, 06:06:43 AM
Holy crap..... what a day yesterday was.

Left home at 6am for the Goldie.
Managed to not miss the last exit before the border. (I'd been in the left lane for about 20klm so I wouldn't fukk it up)
Met the guy with the wheels and did the change over to the 3inch back space.
I'd asked him about 2 spare centre caps and got 2 for free.
Headed over to the mates business at Burleigh..... got $300 shoved in my hand for some bits he's sold for me.
I'd just finished my coffee when footy shorts Shane rang.
He'd just arrived at Burleigh, where I was going to help him load a gearbox.
Turned out to be the next street over.
It was a patrol box, transfer case, bellhousing etc..... they weigh a friggin ton.
We go the nod to borrow a forklift, even though neither of us had a forklift license.
Loaded and strapped and outta there in under 30 minutes.
Back to Driveline services at Archerfield to have the whizzbang alloy shaft checked. (I was worried, rewelding may damage the tempering of it)
No problem's..... can be shortened to suit.
Off the Greenbank to remove 2 power steering hoses from a Skyline. (By now, i wasn't really in the mood either)
Got there, the guy had removed them the night before and even wrapped 'em up in rags ready for me.
Off to Blob Jane Ipswich.... some ice head in a Magna with no hubcaps wanted to race the Statesman on the way.... he was keen.
Hanging half out the window trying his best for a run.... in a 60 zone.
Turned out too, he had summer teeth..... summer there.... summer missing.
Blob James had my white wall fronts in.... they look like a crossply, but are a radial.... will suit the Z car well.

Off home and in the house by 2 in the arvo..... 410 klm and a very good day.


Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: DandyD on August 13, 2020, 06:16:56 AM
We've had a week of temperatures in the mid 30's and high humidity in the UK. I spent today outside in the sun swapping the roof over on my new camper. I got a bit hot so had to go and sit in the cellar with a cold beer. 36 outside, 15 in the cellar.  ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on August 13, 2020, 12:36:36 PM
DD  " cold beer "  15 Deg C   ya dreamin mate ..   Should be 1/2 to 1 Deg C at most...
  Even serving it at 3 Deg C a bloke would give you a dirty look and likely a mouthful, that his beers friggen hot  .. ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: lloydus67 on August 13, 2020, 07:00:59 PM
Room temp in the cellar was 15c not the beer


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: DandyD on August 13, 2020, 07:18:57 PM
Room temp in the cellar was 15c not the beer

Wot he said. The beer was 3 degrees.

36 yesterday. 20 today and I need to get the camper down before it starts pissing down. That's the UK for you.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on August 14, 2020, 08:29:46 PM
Having a roadtrain burger for dinner at the Nindigully pub.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: austastar on August 14, 2020, 09:45:48 PM
So that is wheely for 28 people?

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on August 15, 2020, 06:52:14 AM
So that is wheely for 28 people?

Cheers



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Would easily feed 6 to 8. The 3 of us only managed 1/2. The rest will be a breakfast fry up.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on August 15, 2020, 07:23:29 AM
So you get a doggie bag! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on August 15, 2020, 09:11:29 AM
So you get a doggie bag! ;D
Yep 😊
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on August 15, 2020, 10:18:11 AM
Would easily feed 6 to 8. The 3 of us only managed 1/2. The rest will be a breakfast fry up.
you werent trying .... :P
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on August 15, 2020, 11:22:07 AM
Would easily feed 6 to 8. The 3 of us only managed 1/2. The rest will be a breakfast fry up.

Lucky Bird wasn't there, you wouldn't have had any breakfast   ;D :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bigfish on August 16, 2020, 10:29:32 AM
And thought Barnaby wasn,t too smart...

https://www.betootaadvocate.com/entertainment/barnaby-spends-entire-grocery-trip-wondering-how-tamworth-shopping-centre-got-that-car-inside/ (https://www.betootaadvocate.com/entertainment/barnaby-spends-entire-grocery-trip-wondering-how-tamworth-shopping-centre-got-that-car-inside/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on August 16, 2020, 10:26:30 PM
****in 2 HUGE crashes moto2 and motogp

https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1294971491738624001?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^tweet (https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1294971491738624001?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^tweet)

Morbadellis Yamaha on its wheel just missing Rossi - the Shitcati just out of shot on left destroying air fence.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfiptEWX0AAo5b1?format=jpg&name=small)


https://www.foxsports.com.au/motorsport/moto-gp/moto2-austrian-grand-prix-enea-bastianini-crash-news-video/news-story/22965b3783451e9d5c7679b8b4de9b06 (https://www.foxsports.com.au/motorsport/moto-gp/moto2-austrian-grand-prix-enea-bastianini-crash-news-video/news-story/22965b3783451e9d5c7679b8b4de9b06)

smile that they all got out alive... that Shitcati heading without rider on it full noise towards the front pack who were turning into its path

(https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/36fe5de8efcd75d28e1b1f57c7f8500b?width=700)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: tedota on August 16, 2020, 11:17:33 PM
The doctor was a lucky man. Lucky the other bike hit the barrier as well. Hit by one of them at 200kph wouldn’t have been pretty
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on August 17, 2020, 10:36:23 AM
The doctor was a lucky man. Lucky the other bike hit the barrier as well. Hit by one of them at 200kph wouldn’t have been pretty
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfjX5CpXoAA1jSv?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://imageresizer.static9.net.au/mmSd8Izl3OAVvoeOVoGQmhz1OLg=/700x0/https%3A%2F%2Fprod.static9.net.au%2Ffs%2Fa82b24fb-cb42-4945-95c1-8107dd15c33e)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: SJindustries on August 17, 2020, 09:19:56 PM
From FB.
If 2020 was a car, it would be a Nissan Patrol


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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pete79 on August 18, 2020, 07:35:09 AM
;)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200817/c7359324a7d8174d10eb9914264604ff.jpg)

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: chester ver2.0 on August 18, 2020, 09:35:08 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfjX5CpXoAA1jSv?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://imageresizer.static9.net.au/mmSd8Izl3OAVvoeOVoGQmhz1OLg=/700x0/https%3A%2F%2Fprod.static9.net.au%2Ffs%2Fa82b24fb-cb42-4945-95c1-8107dd15c33e)

How good of a rider is he to think that a bike is coming at me at 200kph and im probably doing 200kph but i am that confident in the saddle i can throw my hands over my head at that speed
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on August 18, 2020, 10:15:14 AM
Quote from: chester ver2.0
How good of a rider is he to think that a bike is coming at me at 200kph and im probably doing 200kph but i am that confident in the saddle i can throw my hands over my head at that speed

there was no skill or thinking involved... it was ****in CODE BROWN!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on August 18, 2020, 01:58:54 PM
Way back in Dinosoar times a young local bloke around here [ young son of a drag racer champion ]  fitted a Bog Tin Blower to his Gemini [ Made very minimal boost ] But the electric tech just wasnt there  .. Got bagged out time and time again .. By the " real " street racers ..
Then the useles Ebay Cheap Chinese electric turbo versions appeared Eons later .. And now Another Evolution ....... And it does work ...Sortofish ok .. Bares out his theory of Boost on demand without the drag of a gear / belt driven supercharger  or the heat of a turbo  ;D ;D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a_J2X88fSE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a_J2X88fSE)          ..Even better with two .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yrxbcB4CwA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yrxbcB4CwA)    ...   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: glenm64 on August 18, 2020, 04:50:39 PM
5 weeks leave starting tomorrow. Just rang all the different outback northern shires I'll be visiting and all roads are open despite recent rains.
Pack tomorrow and make dust Thursday. Play nicely people and I may do a trip report. ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on August 18, 2020, 04:52:09 PM
......Play nicely people and I may do a trip report. ;D

Looking forward to it Glenn. It's the closest we'll get for a while....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on August 18, 2020, 05:04:14 PM
Enjoy, look forward to the trip report.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on August 18, 2020, 05:19:18 PM
Have fun, Glen! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: chester ver2.0 on August 19, 2020, 08:53:20 AM
Well i no longer have to go out in the cold and walk the dog

We have some new neighbors with 2 kids and they came over to play with the dog.

1.5 hrs of the dog chasing the kids, the kids chasing the dog, all of them chasing a soccer ball and me and the new neighbor having a couple of cold ones.

There is now 2 exhausted kids in bed next door and an exhausted dog asleep by my feet so everyone is happy
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on August 19, 2020, 05:14:02 PM
Watching the wide eyed look of loss on Mister grandsons 4's face when he saw his train set missing from our lounge room floor. [ packed away for vacuuning ] .. It was easier for us than spot cleaning ..
Then the look of " I did it happiness " when he rebuilt it to a different version of the lay out ..  8) ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Raym on August 19, 2020, 09:04:15 PM
I have just made another raised garden bed and got a message from the daughter.

Daughter tells .

Daughter asks miss 4 1/2 who likes the veggie patch  "I wonder when poppy is going to plant things in there".

Miss 4 1/2, "I must wear my best ball gown".

Daughter asked to what?

The reply, "To help poppy plant his garden".

Followed by "poppy likes it when I look fancy"

Still smiling, the joy of grandies.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on August 20, 2020, 12:00:21 PM
Sitting here being thankfull with a dodged a bullet relieved smile,  I only have a slightly bruised and blurry left eye, that dosn't have a chunk of Timber paling stuck in it .
Pinchbar removing screwed on fence palings from two old metal gate frames, to set up a welding table  ..
Heavily painted splinter of paling Richochetted off the metal frame straight into the left eye ..
Moral of the story,   ITS TOO LATE  for protective gear AFTER  you  GO BLIND in an eye ..
   .....   PROTECTIVE GEAR ON == WORK ON .... NO PROTECTION == NO WORK .... lesson learned.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on August 20, 2020, 12:51:36 PM
Ouch! :'(

Still worth going to Doc / optometrist (even SpecSavers type people!) to get them to have a look & make sure there's no damage or any debris in there.

 8)!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on August 20, 2020, 04:24:42 PM
Mate of mine likes hot and spicy..

I'll try this on him (http://stoneyroads.com/2015/09/Shit-the-bed-john-digweed-and-danny-howells-share-love-for-perth-hot-sauce/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bmwfreak on August 20, 2020, 05:09:52 PM
****in 2 HUGE crashes moto2 and motogp

https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1294971491738624001?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^tweet (https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1294971491738624001?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^tweet)

Morbadellis Yamaha on its wheel just missing Rossi - the Shitcati just out of shot on left destroying air fence.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfiptEWX0AAo5b1?format=jpg&name=small)


https://www.foxsports.com.au/motorsport/moto-gp/moto2-austrian-grand-prix-enea-bastianini-crash-news-video/news-story/22965b3783451e9d5c7679b8b4de9b06 (https://www.foxsports.com.au/motorsport/moto-gp/moto2-austrian-grand-prix-enea-bastianini-crash-news-video/news-story/22965b3783451e9d5c7679b8b4de9b06)

smile that they all got out alive... that Shitcati heading without rider on it full noise towards the front pack who were turning into its path

(https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/36fe5de8efcd75d28e1b1f57c7f8500b?width=700)

Valentino interview after the Austrian GP. I have posted both a hot link and the plain text for others :angel: :angel:
 https://www.facebook.com/MotoGP/videos/2807308782702462/?v=2807308782702462 (https://www.facebook.com/MotoGP/videos/2807308782702462/?v=2807308782702462)
https://www.facebook.com/MotoGP/videos/2807308782702462/?v=2807308782702462
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: DrewXT on August 20, 2020, 05:30:23 PM
Last time I used Aus Post, according to their tracking, my parcel took a three week holiday in Ascension Island.
We're sent a parcel to the next suburb last week.  It's been to Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, got delivered 3 days ago, and 15 minutes later was back In Transit, and is now in Sydney again...

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on August 20, 2020, 05:55:13 PM
Not auspost but pretty good, ordered 2nd Aug, dispatched 3rd Aug, received today, 20th Aug, 17 days transit from the UK to Adelaide. Parcel approx 15kgs.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: DandyD on August 20, 2020, 07:28:54 PM
17 days is good. I bought a couple of little 500cc Aisin superchargers off a bloke on the Gold Coast. Sent Aus Post.

They took three months to get to the UK.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on August 20, 2020, 08:40:34 PM
Ordered from a business in Notting Hill (Vic) 14/08  delivered today via Fastway   :'(

Ordered from a business in Ballina (NSW)     18/08  delivered today via Fastway.  :cup:
 
Notting Hill is about 30 minutes drive from me   >:(
 Ballina        is about 3 days drive for me   ;D


 Can you work that out, paid for express shipping on both   ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Steffo1 on August 20, 2020, 08:46:13 PM
Ordered from a business in Notting Hill (Vic) 14/08  delivered today via Fastway   :'(

Ordered from a business in Ballina (NSW)     18/08  delivered today via Fastway.  :cup:
 
Notting Hill is about 30 minutes drive from me   >:(
 Ballina        is about 3 days drive for me   ;D


 Can you work that out, paid for express shipping on both   ???

So, you could have had the item in an hour!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GGV8Cruza on August 20, 2020, 08:55:36 PM
So, you could have had the item in an hour!

Maybe in your part of the world, not in Vic, especially not in Melbourne  :-[

GG
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: xcvator on August 20, 2020, 09:11:02 PM
So, you could have had the item in an hour!

Yes, in normal times, but we are in total lock down here, and what hurts the most is the item from Notting Hill is incorrect so now I have to send it back  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Steffo1 on August 21, 2020, 07:55:27 AM
Maybe in your part of the world, not in Vic, especially not in Melbourne  :-[

GG

Things may have changed but, when I was gainfully employed 5 years ago, the courier company we used had a system whereby, if an item was deliverable within a certain radius, they had a 60 min pick up and delivery 'Promise'. It didn't always go to plan, of course!

Now, getting the wrong item is a different matter again!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on August 21, 2020, 08:29:12 AM
Now there's a question ???

Are couriers & similar still operating in Melbourne atm ???

& if so, how are they working ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Brij on August 21, 2020, 10:27:35 AM
Now there's a question ???

Are couriers & similar still operating in Melbourne atm ???

& if so, how are they working ???

"Transport" is an exempt business, with stipulated condition's in place. These conditions mainly around having a "Covid Safe plan", and permits for exempt workers. The permits are just a Word proforma from government web site you fill out, sign and carry in vehicle.

Some restrictions in distribution centres around reducing personnel on site by 30% to reduce physical interaction. This is most likely where any hold ups would be.

Our transport business is still getting spare parts delivered out of Melbourne to our workshop daily.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Steffo1 on August 21, 2020, 11:36:03 AM
"Transport" is an exempt business, with stipulated condition's in place. These conditions mainly around having a "Covid Safe plan", and permits for exempt workers. The permits are just a Word proforma from government web site you fill out, sign and carry in vehicle.

Some restrictions in distribution centres around reducing personnel on site by 30% to reduce physical interaction. This is most likely where any hold ups would be.

Our transport business is still getting spare parts delivered out of Melbourne to our workshop daily.

Might explain why our new, upright, Waeco CRX 110, which was ordered on the 02.07.20 still hasn't arrived. :D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on August 21, 2020, 02:59:31 PM
What made me smile? My younger brother, who lost his leg in a motorbike accident just before Christmas, sent me a pic of himself on his new bike. And got signed off by the doc to be legal to ride it with no modifications.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on August 21, 2020, 03:08:07 PM
What made me smile? My younger brother, who lost his leg in a motorbike accident just before Christmas, sent me a pic of himself on his new bike. And got signed off by the doc to be legal to ride it with no modifications.
great news... it can be done
https://alankempsterracing.webs.com/ (https://alankempsterracing.webs.com/)
(https://mediaprocessor.websimages.com/width/250/crop/0,0,250x167/alankempsterracing.webs.com/10253878_1033877903292369_1834876095506945677_n-1.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on August 21, 2020, 06:58:39 PM
Thanks to COVID.. I've re-discovered how awesome baked beans on toast are  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
addicted again!!!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on August 21, 2020, 07:23:30 PM
Thanks to COVID.. I've re-discovered how awesome baked beans on toast are  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
addicted again!!!

Popular here, too... ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on August 21, 2020, 07:27:08 PM
Had my annual blood test during the week.

Doctor called tonight to inform that all vitals are very excellent.... :cup: :cup:

Wife said "really  ??? ???".... ;D ;D

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on August 21, 2020, 07:28:15 PM
Popular here, too... ;D
Just make sure all the windows are open  >:D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIP9KXdmO0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIP9KXdmO0)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on August 21, 2020, 07:29:17 PM
Just make sure all the windows are open  >:D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIP9KXdmO0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIP9KXdmO0)

More beans Mr Taggert.... ;D ;D

They're good fer ya....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GGV8Cruza on August 21, 2020, 07:42:04 PM
Had my annual blood test during the week.

Doctor called tonight to inform that all vitals are very excellent.... :cup: :cup:

Wife said "really  ??? ???".... ;D ;D
Good news, during the rest i have had that and a full skin check. All clear as well, wohoo

GG

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: nab on August 21, 2020, 08:05:59 PM
You’ll need to wear your mask inside too....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: speewa158 on August 21, 2020, 08:18:40 PM
Had my annual blood test during the week.

Doctor called tonight to inform that all vitals are very excellent.... :cup: :cup:

Wife said "really  ??? ???".... ;D ;D
So you have been down graded  from  " Tonally  Awesome " ??????
 
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on August 21, 2020, 08:40:58 PM
Thanks to COVID.. I've re-discovered how awesome baked beans on toast are  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
addicted again!!!

Glad I live up wind!
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on August 21, 2020, 10:58:25 PM
great news... it can be done
https://alankempsterracing.webs.com/ (https://alankempsterracing.webs.com/)
(https://mediaprocessor.websimages.com/width/250/crop/0,0,250x167/alankempsterracing.webs.com/10253878_1033877903292369_1834876095506945677_n-1.jpg)

Actually, we were talking about him this afternoon. That guy is crazy eh?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on August 22, 2020, 12:13:52 AM
Actually, we were talking about him this afternoon. That guy is crazy eh?
was   :(
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on August 22, 2020, 08:30:22 AM
I've re-discovered how awesome baked beans on toast are  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
addicted again!!!

So you & Jeeps are going into competition ??? >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on August 22, 2020, 11:04:48 AM
was   :(

OK, I didn't know that, I only saw some vids of him. Bit sad that eh. Couldn't imagine how hard it would be to ride like that with one arm, let alone one leg and one arm.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on August 22, 2020, 11:07:31 AM
OK, I didn't know that, I only saw some vids of him. Bit sad that eh. Couldn't imagine how hard it would be to ride like that with one arm, let alone one leg and one arm.
yea all good... but yea 1 leg 1 arm - on the same side.. how he didnt slide off the side of a bike in a corner is mind blowing...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 22, 2020, 03:33:40 PM
So you & Jeeps are going into competition ??? >:D

I have baked beans on toast nearly every morning.
I work on my own in the shed for most parts.

A few mates when they've called in reckon there is something wrong with me.

I can still laugh at a good fart when i'm on my own.... except if there is a follow through......  :-[
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: speewa158 on August 22, 2020, 08:08:51 PM
Had my annual blood test during the week.

Doctor called tonight to inform that all vitals are very excellent.... :cup: :cup:

Wife said "really  ??? ???".... ;D ;D
Well Really just
what was expected  ?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on August 22, 2020, 09:07:31 PM
Had my annual blood test during the week.

Doctor called tonight to inform that all vitals are very excellent.... :cup: :cup:

Wife said "really  ??? ???".... ;D ;D
Sorry for the late response mate.
That's great.
Awesome.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on August 25, 2020, 10:41:37 AM
The Peregrine Falcon has returned
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yqt-ikp7Cg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yqt-ikp7Cg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 26, 2020, 03:47:09 AM
I remember my first time with a condom, I was, i dunno, 15 or 16 or so.
I went in to buy a packet of condoms at the pharmacy.
There was this beautiful woman assistant behind the counter, and she could see that I was new at it. She handed me the package and asked if I knew how to wear one. I honestly answered, ‘No, this is my first time’
So she unwrapped the package, took one out and slipped it over her thumb.
She cautioned me to make sure it was on tight and secure.
I apparently still looked confused. So, she looked all around the store to see if it was empty.
It was empty. ‘Just a minute,’ she said, and walked to the door, and locked it.
Taking my hand, she led me into the back room, unbuttoned her blouse and removed it.
She unhooked her bra and laid it aside. ‘
Do these excite you?’ She asked.
Well, I was so dumb-struck that all I could do was nod my head.
She then said it was time to slip the condom on. As I was slipping it on, she dropped her skirt, removed her panties and lay down on a desk.
‘Well, come on’, she said, ‘We don’t have much time’ So I climbed on her.
It was so wonderful, that unfortunately, I could no longer hold back and KAPOWWWWWWWW, I was done within a few moments.
She looked at me with a bit of a frown. ‘Did you put that condom on?’ she asked.
I said, ‘I sure did,’ and held up my thumb to show her.
She fainted.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on August 26, 2020, 01:48:14 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBazTqyIp2w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBazTqyIp2w)   ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on August 26, 2020, 01:56:47 PM
I remember my first time with a condom, I was, i dunno, 15 or 16 or so.
I went in to buy a packet of condoms at the pharmacy.
There was this beautiful woman assistant behind the counter, and she could see that I was new at it. She handed me the package and asked if I knew how to wear one. I honestly answered, ‘No, this is my first time’
So she unwrapped the package, took one out and slipped it over her thumb.
She cautioned me to make sure it was on tight and secure.
I apparently still looked confused. So, she looked all around the store to see if it was empty.
It was empty. ‘Just a minute,’ she said, and walked to the door, and locked it.
Taking my hand, she led me into the back room, unbuttoned her blouse and removed it.
She unhooked her bra and laid it aside. ‘
Do these excite you?’ She asked.
Well, I was so dumb-struck that all I could do was nod my head.
She then said it was time to slip the condom on. As I was slipping it on, she dropped her skirt, removed her panties and lay down on a desk.
‘Well, come on’, she said, ‘We don’t have much time’ So I climbed on her.
It was so wonderful, that unfortunately, I could no longer hold back and KAPOWWWWWWWW, I was done within a few moments.
She looked at me with a bit of a frown. ‘Did you put that condom on?’ she asked.
I said, ‘I sure did,’ and held up my thumb to show her.
She fainted.

An oldy but a goody  ;D

When my mrs first started working around 16 or 17, she worked in a chemist shop in Toowoomba. If anyone came in to buy latex leisure goods, she had to go and get the boss because he wouldn't allow her to sell them. He was a bit of an old codger though.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: KeithB on August 26, 2020, 05:13:35 PM
I always found the damned things were too long for me so I had to cut the end off.
Keith
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on August 26, 2020, 05:21:05 PM
Today I installed 40 odd meters of hand rail throughout a home
This is to help a young boy(11) get around without using is walker.
I was there when he arrived home, the look on his face, jeezes, not a smile, but tears.
He can now move between his bedroom and the bathroom, to his parents room and lounge room without having to use his wheeled walker.

Happy Days.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on August 26, 2020, 05:48:33 PM
 :cup: Hairyman   :cup:.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on August 26, 2020, 05:54:17 PM
:cup: Hairyman   :cup:.
Cheers mate.
Sure, I can grizzle, bitch, be an A grade arsehat at times.
But to see the look on this young mans face, puts life in perspective.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on August 26, 2020, 06:56:45 PM
Today I installed 40 odd meters of hand rail throughout a home
This is to help a young boy(11) get around without using is walker.
I was there when he arrived home, the look on his face, jeezes, not a smile, but tears.
He can now move between his bedroom and the bathroom, to his parents room and lounge room without having to use his wheeled walker.

Happy Days.
Shit hot dude... always awesome feeling watchin that sorta gig..  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on August 27, 2020, 07:45:43 AM
without having to use his wheeled walker.

Mate, having to had to use one for only a couple of weeks after getting the hip done, I can understand how he felt, being able to do without! ;D :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on August 27, 2020, 08:25:24 AM
I always found the damned things were too long for me so I had to cut the end off.
Keith

I find them too short, but I'm sure as sh*t not cutting the end off..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: bmwfreak on August 27, 2020, 02:33:07 PM
I always found the damned things were too long for me so I had to cut the end off.
Keith
Which end did you cut off Keith?  >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: KeithB on August 27, 2020, 05:35:11 PM
Which end did you cut off Keith?  >:D

I had an each way bet and took a bit off both.
Keith
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Spada on August 28, 2020, 06:17:46 AM
I find them too short,

you know you're meant to unroll them?
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on August 28, 2020, 11:19:24 AM
you know you're meant to unroll them?

That's where I been going wrong.. ta mate..  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on August 29, 2020, 08:29:57 PM
The soft sweet Scottish / Australian accent mix of the ER DR that I saw through weary eyes at 5am this morning.  Petite Slim, blonde hair tired and very attractive  young lady .
After 23 hrs awake, apart from a work place incident / injury [ damaged left wing joint ] and hours of sitting in ER, This young lady DR put a smile on my dial after a looong day .
Got to love the dedication of those in the health system ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on August 30, 2020, 07:44:52 AM
You OK, mate ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on August 30, 2020, 08:24:36 AM
Yeah,  thanks . Just a  bit sore when you move it certain ways, Fizz ..     looks  like a chip of bone may have came away / plus some ligament damage maybe .. Scans Review by orthapedic surgeon tomorow .
Sounds worse  when you say that bit, but with a bit of luck  it'll just be a muscle tear and overstressed elbow joint that will heal up quick ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on August 30, 2020, 09:32:53 AM
Ouch! :'(

So in future, when you punch someone's lights out, try to make sure they're not too big! >:D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on August 30, 2020, 11:44:03 AM
Felt like punching the wanker out, still had my good dominant arm ......  Old bloke full of grog faceplanted an old lady that went back peddaling / falling backwards, like a stack of domino's    . Instinctively threw the arm   out to grab her as she went down like a tree, to stop her smashing the back of her head on the ground ..... and    POP / CRACK went the elbow ..
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on August 30, 2020, 12:39:41 PM
Lovely :'( (on both counts)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on August 30, 2020, 02:35:35 PM
Spent the morning with my RFS brigade practising, checking equipment.
They have already attend a few Hazzard Reduction events last week.
Preparing for the upcoming season.

Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on August 30, 2020, 07:47:52 PM
Definately a cool way to travel, Apparently  genuine and one of the first built Overlanders ..  Would want some good anti theft and insurance though .
https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/holden-overlander (https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/holden-overlander)   ..edit :
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on August 31, 2020, 12:02:47 PM
I wonder what its like... reckon it would be bitter...
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/303583781631 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/303583781631)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/2IYAAOSwXuRe1EfV/s-l1600.png)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Champin on August 31, 2020, 04:39:20 PM
Tell ya what...any boss that sacks you for not turning up for work because of a Hawke hang over, is a bum

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on August 31, 2020, 04:42:18 PM
I wonder what its like... reckon it would be bitter...
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/303583781631 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/303583781631)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/2IYAAOSwXuRe1EfV/s-l1600.png)

Can't be a boutique beer......if it was, it would be called "Drover's Dog".....
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on September 01, 2020, 08:08:37 AM
How'd you get on with the Doc, Edz ???
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on September 01, 2020, 08:14:19 AM
& Happy (official!) Spring everybody! ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on September 01, 2020, 12:28:26 PM
"Leanne" from the "NBN Network" just told me to F*** OFF..... ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on September 01, 2020, 01:03:39 PM
"Leanne" from the "NBN Network" just told me to F*** OFF..... ;D ;D
wasnt a call from a number ending in 2019 ...its been busy when you look on numberlookup LOL
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on September 01, 2020, 05:34:08 PM
"Leanne" from the "NBN Network" just told me to F*** OFF..... ;D ;D
Cool :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on September 01, 2020, 05:39:26 PM
The look on an eldery(92) lady's face today after I had built a step for her 16 Yo Jack Russell so he could get up on the bed with her.
And now I have had 4 more phone calls from her friends, asking can I do the same for them.
The little things in life people, the little things.
Take care.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200901/a4e386451e9c2826417a75933422e10a.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: AllanK on September 02, 2020, 09:01:31 AM
Great Service.
Spoke to Track Trailer In Melbourne at 12.30pm Monday for a part to be sent to Bundaberg.
Was to be sent by post but from my multiple previous experiences discussed my concern about Australia Post being able to get anything around the country despite their own back slapping (pre COVID or otherwise) as we were to go on a trip on the 8th.
10.00am Tuesday (the following day) the parts were sitting on my table in Bundy.
Track decided to use Toll without mentioning it.
Thanks again Paul at Track.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on September 02, 2020, 10:56:23 AM
The look on an eldery(92) lady's face today after I had built a step for her 16 Yo Jack Russell so he could get up on the bed with her.
And now I have had 4 more phone calls from her friends, asking can I do the same for them.
The little things in life people, the little things.
Take care.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200901/a4e386451e9c2826417a75933422e10a.jpg)
great work again Mr...
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on September 02, 2020, 12:24:03 PM
"Leanne" from the "NBN Network" just told me to F*** OFF..... ;D ;D

"Janet" from Telstra's turn today.... ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 02, 2020, 02:01:14 PM
Got my tranny shield today.... $100.... bargain.

At least now, if my tranny blows on me, I don't get covered in hot wet chunky crap.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on September 02, 2020, 02:51:24 PM
Got my tranny shield today.... $100.... bargain.

At least now, if my tranny blows on me, I don't get covered in hot wet chunky crap.

I hope your talkin’ transmission and not chicks with d....is! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on September 02, 2020, 03:12:26 PM
Is That a solid metal scatter sheild type Kev or a Ballistic blanket type ? .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 02, 2020, 03:50:51 PM
Is That a solid metal scatter sheild type Kev or a Ballistic blanket type ? .

Nah, blankets are a pain in the arse.

Floor needs to be cut more to fit it though..... a lot to said for mocking Shit up first.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Troopy_03 on September 02, 2020, 08:31:57 PM
I hope your talkin’ transmission and not chicks with d....is! ;D ;D ;D

 :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on September 03, 2020, 05:48:15 AM
Our  26th Anniversary.
;) (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200902/112bd0f31fbe3320efaf7bc0e4986b20.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on September 03, 2020, 07:13:24 AM
Happy Anniversary!

& enjoy your flight ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on September 03, 2020, 07:23:46 AM
Congrats Jon.... :cup: :cup:

Looks like a memorable way to mark the occasion.

 :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on September 03, 2020, 08:37:05 AM
Happy Anniversary Mrs n Mr Hairs .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng-Ss9FbiJM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng-Ss9FbiJM)  well till the burners fire  ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on September 03, 2020, 08:43:42 AM
Our  26th Anniversary.
;)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200902/112bd0f31fbe3320efaf7bc0e4986b20.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200902/69098a9e26fef94ca8c8f2c21cd4fb3f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200902/14543af833948ec5bcbde0869d6704db.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200902/91f19d1687861d67b4e62b1ee3683b43.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Pottsy on September 03, 2020, 09:18:08 AM
Happy Anniversary Mr and Mrs Hairs, what a great way to celebrate a special day. May the next 26 years bring you as much happiness and you celebrate again with another flight.
Cheers
Pottsy
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: glenm64 on September 03, 2020, 09:30:45 AM
What a great celebration Hairs. Enjoy the day and the rest of your lives together. May it continue to be long and loving.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on September 03, 2020, 10:30:15 AM
Our  26th Anniversary.
;) (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200902/112bd0f31fbe3320efaf7bc0e4986b20.jpg)
You wanted to join the mile high club ???? :o
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on September 03, 2020, 01:47:19 PM
https://www.facebook.com/coloursofyesterday/ (https://www.facebook.com/coloursofyesterday/)

About
Welcome!
I research and colourise historic black and white photographs

Amazing old war photos stuff like
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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on September 03, 2020, 06:40:47 PM
You wanted to join the mile high club ???? :o
Not a chance with 15 other shaggers in the basket LMAO.
But I like ya thinkin :)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on September 03, 2020, 06:42:13 PM
https://www.facebook.com/coloursofyesterday/ (https://www.facebook.com/coloursofyesterday/)

About
Welcome!
I research and colourise historic black and white photographs

Amazing old war photos stuff like
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/93383277_1367904133381942_3121730888140849152_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=1480c5&_nc_ohc=VS0aPLamz-wAX816X9f&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx&oh=9c0220676e4d41791d1ba65fcef7e6b6&oe=5F771E58)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/94030629_1367897876715901_5456602958537949184_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=jDzSUc8aAgAAX-qPYUU&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx&tp=7&oh=2ea575bdbab9ac33ca65baace2e14ef8&oe=5F75B77F)
That is Awesome.
Thanks for sharing mate.
Cheers
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on September 03, 2020, 06:45:16 PM
https://www.facebook.com/coloursofyesterday/ (https://www.facebook.com/coloursofyesterday/)

About
Welcome!
I research and colourise historic black and white photographs

Amazing old war photos stuff like
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/93383277_1367904133381942_3121730888140849152_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=1480c5&_nc_ohc=VS0aPLamz-wAX816X9f&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx&oh=9c0220676e4d41791d1ba65fcef7e6b6&oe=5F771E58)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/94030629_1367897876715901_5456602958537949184_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=jDzSUc8aAgAAX-qPYUU&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx&tp=7&oh=2ea575bdbab9ac33ca65baace2e14ef8&oe=5F75B77F)

Have seen some realy good ones they have done on the Aussies and Kiwis for ANZAC's page  on FB ..brilliant .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on September 03, 2020, 07:26:27 PM
Have seen some realy good ones they have done on the Aussies and Kiwis for ANZAC's page  on FB ..brilliant .
the detail is awesome would love to know how long it takes

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/94978163_1375450629293959_6908693743042297856_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=qXg1pLjd8oQAX-CUkaX&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx&tp=7&oh=3a8c332c26f75223a00e5a68e8dd4143&oe=5F748D1D)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on September 03, 2020, 07:30:14 PM
CAC Boomerang fighter with the " Porcupine "   flame dampening exhaust, in the pic ..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9-luVivamY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9-luVivamY)  ... This may help Bird https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2Srw245R7U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2Srw245R7U)  .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GGV8Cruza on September 04, 2020, 03:42:50 PM
Topic cleaned up, lets keep the comments non racist please  :police:

GG
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on September 04, 2020, 04:00:58 PM
Hmmm,
After a day of running about, chasing clients, ordering materials, not turning a coin.
ATM I'm sitting here having a couple of Tallies(Coppers Pale Ale) in the shade, listening to some tunes, enjoying our view out the front. :) yet we are in town.

Cheers Swaggers, hope you have a great weekend, and to our Vic mates, take care.
We are thinking of you.
Cheers.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200904/2a5d26ef57f7e6a0df983562eda6cb89.jpg)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: austastar on September 05, 2020, 09:47:49 AM
Hi,
   A wild magpie almost hand feeding after a week of encouragement.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on September 05, 2020, 09:52:46 AM
Hi,
   A wild magpie almost hand feeding after a week of encouragement.
Cheers

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That's awesome.
Well done.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Kangaron on September 05, 2020, 09:59:45 AM
This cheeky bugger comes in for breakfast every morning I open up.
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on September 05, 2020, 11:16:14 AM
Lately we have been getting  two Maggies visit us looking for handouts, just appeared here about two weeks ago .
Same deal one is a bit more bolder than the other  and came inside the house ..  Havent seen them for the last couple of days .. .
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Fizzie on September 06, 2020, 07:05:04 AM
Happy Father's Day to all the Swagger Dads! :cup:

Hope we all get spoilt! ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Hairs on September 06, 2020, 07:36:05 AM
Happy Father's Day to all the Swagger Dads! :cup:

Hope we all get spoilt! ;D

 :cheers:
Hope ya all have a great day.
Cheers
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: austastar on September 06, 2020, 10:04:19 AM
Kids cooked a wonderful meal last night,  Atlantic Salmon, lightly grilled, salad and a few chips.
And washed up.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: DrewXT on September 06, 2020, 03:11:25 PM
Finally got approval from Melbourne Water and the council to build our shed... 10x6m worth of escape room is what I'm calling it!

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: MarkGU on September 06, 2020, 03:32:28 PM
 ;D ;D

Got the day off work.  :cup:
Had a game of golf with a mate.  :cup:
Going Have to cook cooked spare ribs in the Webber for dinner  :cup:
Got to spend time with the family  :cup:
(https://i.ibb.co/NCCBGbQ/Capture.png) (https://imgbb.com/)


The simple things ARE the best.
Happy Fathers day to all dads past & present.  :cheers:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: edz on September 08, 2020, 09:37:31 AM
Postman for once actualy knocked on the door and delivered a parcel to us ...  :cup:  .
On board air  tank kit has arrived, Not too bad delivery time either,  just on 5 days from Victoria ..
 Bit dubious about handling the package etc though, With all the uncertainty of China Virus staying active on hard surfaces ..
Wash thy hands well Freddy ;D ;D
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on September 08, 2020, 11:01:12 AM
from 7 mins on
https://www.facebook.com/abcnews.au/videos/679520042908414/ (https://www.facebook.com/abcnews.au/videos/679520042908414/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: GeoffA on September 08, 2020, 11:22:44 AM
from 7 mins on
https://www.facebook.com/abcnews.au/videos/679520042908414/ (https://www.facebook.com/abcnews.au/videos/679520042908414/)

...good on him... :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Champin on September 08, 2020, 11:32:13 AM
from 7 mins on
https://www.facebook.com/abcnews.au/videos/679520042908414/ (https://www.facebook.com/abcnews.au/videos/679520042908414/)
Wow. What a fantastic story.  What a wealth of information and ingenuity he has. Thanks for sharing thay Bird. I don't watch the news anymore because it's all biased and bullShit but I could watch stories like that all day long. Would love to see his mill in person.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Champin on September 08, 2020, 11:37:30 AM
Oh and for the record....it wasn't a common knocker engine in his log handler, it was a Commer knocker. A 3 cylinder 6 piston engine used in Commer trucks. My old man used to drive one pulling milk tankers back in the 70s. Used to hear him coming from 3 miles off.

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Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Bird on September 08, 2020, 12:36:43 PM
Quote from: Champin
it was a Commer knocker. A 3 cylinder 6 piston engine used in Commer trucks
Interesting
https://oppositelock.kinja.com/the-commer-ts3-2-stroke-diesel-sounds-like-the-weirdest-1695889471 (https://oppositelock.kinja.com/the-commer-ts3-2-stroke-diesel-sounds-like-the-weirdest-1695889471)
It's bizarre. It's a truck. With A three cylinder, six-piston, opposed (literally) engine, that...well....it's supercharged and sounds like 6-zillion rpm when at 2,400. Have a listen, try to hear the configuration, and the blow-off valve, and then jump below to see what the magic weirdness is about.
Clear cut away of the engine in action!!! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3TTE469f58)




https://www.farmonline.com.au/story/3627567/commer-knocker-engine-is-back/ (https://www.farmonline.com.au/story/3627567/commer-knocker-engine-is-back/)
Title: Re: What made you smile - 2020
Post by: Champin