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  • Nechtan

    Today in Rock History:

    Born today in 1945 Chris Copping bass and keyboards with Procol Harum.

    Released today in 1964 Rob Orbison’s “Oh, Pretty Woman”. It would reach the US Billboard’s number 1 four weeks later.

    Today in 1970 Edwin Starr’s “War” went to number 1 on the US singles charts. It would win the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

    Died today in 1976 singer, songwriter and guitarist Jimmy Reed aged 50. A major act in the field of electric blues and an influence on many blues based rock groups. The Yardbirds penned a song in the 60s as a tribute.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCxKZ_DrrBo

    Today in 1987 Def Leppard went to number 1on the UK album charts with “Hysteria”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nr31sZQJBg

    Today in 1987, Los Lobos went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “La Bamba”.

    Died today in 2011 singer, songwriter and guitarist David “Honeyboy” Edwards of heart failure in Chicago, Illinois, aged 96. A close friend of Robert Johnson who he played with and was present the night Robert drank the poisoned whisky that would kill him.

    • Cadwallader

      Los Lobos: “How Will The Wolf Survive?” That is an exquisite number.

  • Carl

    pic…..

    • ex-JAFA

      You should put that on social media and see if the media party pick it up.

      • Carl

        “Entitled brats who believe rules don”t apply to them”. I think that sums up the media party quite well.

      • sheppy

        Not a chance, in the above example the Media Party are both the parents and the entitled brats

    • Big_Al

      Worse still, the media will not let it go and are now demanding that the Police apollogise to this toe rag. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/83670033/police-say-they-have-concerns-about-video-showing-police-officer-pushing-teen-off-bike
      Carl’s pic above says it all.

      • sheppy

        The Police should be praised for trying to steer this little prat off the road he’s on that will no doubt with out a change of direction eventually end up at corrections gate

    • rantykiwi

      I see the same feral little sods have trashed their local KFC today too.

      http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11701596

    • cows4me

      I wouldn’t blame the parents Carl. Successive governments have eroded parental rights, children’s rights, anti smacking, children getting abortions without knowledge of parents, do these ring a bell ? You want something to blame look at the liberal wasters who have taken the personal out of responsibility.

      • jaundiced

        Nah. Parenting trumps blaming the government.

        Good parenting or bad parenting will have infinitely more impact on how your kids turn out than not being allowed to smack them.
        And no, they’re not the same thing.

  • George

    The minute my back’s turned there develops a “Breakthrough moment in the history of the New Zealand Left”. ESRA “Economic and Social Research Aotearoa”. And they are broke before they start, just like that other socialist mob the Labour Party. One of the golden rules we neoliberals abide by is that if nobody wants it, don’t produce it. The reason you have no money is your mob have no credibility, your mob has only one objective and that is to rule the country as a socialist state. There is only one small problem with that, and that is, you’re on your own. You will be scorned and ridiculed if not ignored, but of course you’re used to that. But the thought of you needing capital, not funded by the state Aotearoa, in order to advance your agenda, is seen as so neoliberistic. I say, welcome to the dark side!

    • cows4me

      Put the boot in George.

  • Nige.

    MaryLou answered last nights question with:

    “I assume you’re not wanting to hear from Aucklanders?”

    What part of New Zealand or the world have you had a bad run with?

    • ex-JAFA

      A chap in Budapest offered to relieve me of my valuables, but I countered with a very, very loud suggestion that he explore opportunities in sex and travel in hopes of attracting the attention of police I could see nearby. Other than that, I’ve had an amazing time in many countries.

    • hookerphil

      Prague – had my laptop taken from my small backpack at a bus stop by a group of men. Late at night and they suddenly materialised, separated my wife and myself and formed a crush to get on. By the time I realised they had done the deed and gone.
      At the Police Station the next day there was a seperate counter for International Visitor Stolen Property – we always refer to Prague as City of Thieves.
      The only saving grace about the whole thing was that after about a year travelling and a keen photo taker I had always kept the editing up to date , in the preceding few days had put on the photos on CD’S. Less than an hour before we had meet up with a brother who I gave all the disc to take back to NZ so did not lose any photos.

      • Old Man, Torbay.

        I also nominate Prague for it’s thieves on wheels AKA taxi drivers.

    • Cadwallader

      Western Australia: My wife bought an apartment there, then sent me the bill for the stamp-duty at 6% on the price paid. In WA the imposition begins at the first $ too. Ouch, curse and now hiding in NZ!

    • STAG

      New Plymouth, vile place to grow up in and don’t get me started on NPBHS.

      • Carl

        Should have gone to Inglewood High like me. So much better.

        • KGB

          Mr KGB went to Spotswood College. He doesn’t know if he learnt anything, but they had the best rugby team:)

          • KatB

            My sister used to teach at Spotswood College. I drove past there today actually.

          • Huia

            My husband was a builder on Spotswood College.
            He went to NPBHS and I got did the junior part of my life at Oakura school.

          • KatB

            We were at Oakura school yesterday for a sports exchange. It’s a nice little school.

      • Mike Webber

        Agree, went to NPBHS, maths my top subject and we had no maths teacher for the first year. Had an arts teacher taking us. Went from a class size of 12 at St.Peters to 38, could not handle it, failed SC, parents were horrified and made me go back, got a lower score for SC on second atempt, my proudest achievement at school. Never been asked for it.

    • MaryLou

      I’m probably the only one, but…. I didn’t like Brisbane. It was just nothing. Maybe I just went to the wrong places, but it just had nothing to recommend it.

      • Nige.

        Was it warm?

        • MaryLou

          Meh – it was, but not tropical. Not enough to make up for the snakes and bugs

          • Dave

            Lovely place, stay in the city, take the long walk around, over the bridge, Southbank for a relax and paddle, museum, then ferry down the river, coffee or a meal at “little paris” and then the train to the gardens, dinner out at a lovely city restaurant.

    • sheppy

      Hong Kong before phone roaming days – over crowded, nobody spoke English, not even the police when I asked for directions and all the street names were unreadable as they were in Chinese. Not only that but Auckland council seem intent on changing the city into it

    • kiwisnab

      I had a couple of chaps in Tangier in the mid ’80’s “sell” me some green stuff. The “deal” was conducted with the aid of a very menacing knife. My part of the transaction was US$300 in travellers cheques. I relaxed a bit once I realised $300 was what they wanted, the issue I had was to get the travellers cheques out of my money belt with out them seeing I had UK500 pounds in cash in there as well.

      It was an unfortunate, but at the time scary, incident that made me more circumspect in my future travels.

    • Duchess of Pork

      Los Angeles Airport. I swear the security are reincarnated Nazi.

      • Mark

        This is why you fly Hawaiian and enter the Mainland thru Las Vegas. Oh & they have great baggage allowances and friendly staff.

        • Duchess of Pork

          The travelling itinerary’s full for the next year (comes with having a child living o/seas) but will keep your suggestions in mind. Thks.

  • Richard

    A strange case in Canterbury of some missing cow’s, it is alleged that 500 out of a herd of 1300 have “gone missing, presumed rustled”.

    A major undertaking I would have thought, not something that has been carried out in one night?…insurance job?

    • sandalwood789

      C4M? Been down in Canterbury recently…..? ;P

      • cows4me

        I’ve got enough of the things now I don’t need 500 more thanks.

        • But they’re so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute

          • cows4me

            Especially when they are craping on your head.

          • cows4me

            Just for you comedians.

          • Yeah, but no hair loss. Right?

          • Nige.

            And so easy to look after

          • Michelle

            500 looking over the fence bellowing at you would soon change your mind, not to mention the mess they can make while standing there

          • I know this. I may be a townie, but one way or another I was never more than a little bit away from a fairy farm.

            Part of my youth involved throwing frozen cow pats at each other. If you were lucky, they were fully frozen. If you weren’t… they had a lovely oozy inside :)

          • MaryLou

            Ha – that reminds me – someone built my brother a go kart, and he had it all sorted and well time to be able to slide it going past me waiting patiently for a turn, and spray me with cow dung. Brothers, huh. I was only about 8!

          • Mark

            Speaking of spelling,when you moved to the Big Smoke did you come to Krd so you wouldn’t feel home sick. ;)

          • BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

            oh fate, why do you mock me so?

            priceless :)

          • Mark

            I thought the K connection was poignant.

          • Michelle

            A fairy farm sounds interesting

            l have had many older folk telling me how they used to stand in the warm cow pats on cold mornings to warm their feet up and when one got cold they went to the next one

            We used to throw the dried up ones

    • Wheninrome

      Cows and stock are supposed to be “traceable” when they leaves its home district, interesting if they are sent to the works, if milked that also is a whole new ball game.

    • Greg M

      The Police will have to order a steak out.

      • Duchess of Pork

        At Bulls.

        • Greg M

          Where you have to wear a Jersey as it’s Freisian cold.

          • Greg M

            Let’s milk this for all it’s worth. )
            I’ll stop now.

          • rantykiwi

            Good – I’ve just skimmed the thread and we seem to have had the cream of the comments.

          • You found cream? I found it udderly ridiculous

          • rantykiwi

            That’s a cheesy joke.

          • Richard

            Definitely no Gouda..

          • cows4me

            You lot wouldn’t be so clever if you had to look after them :-)

          • Greg M

            That’s possi bull.

          • Blueburd

            These jokes are so bad I camembert it

          • rantykiwi

            That would take a veal effort.

        • KatB

          It’s the only place you can get milk from Bulls.

          • Duchess of Pork

            Cream, butter, cheese as well. Bulls is my hometown and I’ve always been big on dairy. Maybe that’s why I’m a heifer and lardo, keeps it all nicely in the loop.

          • rantykiwi

            It;s alright – real women have curves

          • KatB

            The older I get, the more real I’m getting.

          • MaryLou

            It’d be nice if those curves stayed put and didn’t end up at belly button height.

          • Michelle

            gravity takes hold of everything these days

          • dumbshit

            A handstand sorts it!

          • MaryLou

            Haha – makes it hard to do the weekly shop though!

          • KatB

            If we just slept like bats we’d sort it.

          • MaryLou

            Yep – we’d all end up with multiple chins :)

          • KatB

            Dare I say it……and goaties????

          • Michelle

            please, l need a new razor
            best not to wear glasses when looking in mirror then l look fine

          • KatB

            It’s cruel isn’t it? I think the hair from the eyebrows moves south with age.

          • Michelle

            LOL
            Yes the facial hair seems to have a mind of it’s own these days

          • KatB

            I may just give up and join the circus next time it’s in town.

          • Michelle

            Yes that is an option but these days they seem to have make up that hides all manner of sins including wrinkles
            Or is that photoshop?

          • KatB

            Yes makeup is good but then the eyesight’s got to be good enough to apply it properly. Photoshop would be great if you could photoshop real life. I guess the transgender train could be the next ride to take??

          • Michelle

            I just hold my head high and carry on if there is nothing to see here, seems to work
            Mind you l live in a small town where there are not a lot of superficial people, they take you as you are here

          • Gaynor

            You have just reminded me of something that happened to me about 16 years ago. I took my eldest grandaughter to a free photo sitting at a well known Christchurch photographer .I got talked into having my photo taken with her which was not a good idea as I had had a few late nights and looked and felt terrible. When the photos came back there I was looking yuck with big bags under my eyes. The photographer promised to fix me up and so he did , I look like a wonderful ‘young’ grandmother…as fresh as a daisy, and he got a sale. Forever after when I pass their premises I tell people that “the photographer there touched me up!” Gets a good reaction.!

          • Huia

            It drops off your eyebrows and lands on your chin KatB.

          • Michelle

            Is that how it gets there

          • MaryLou

            LOL – very good!

          • Chris EM

            Keep pedalling!

          • KatB

            Yes, although I have to pedal further and further now to make any difference. Unfortunately for my sweet tooth and my love of chocolate, I’d have to be on my bike all day to make up for the way my body likes to stores calories nowadays.

          • Chris EM

            Chocolate’s amazing, isn’t it?

          • KatB

            My sister and her family had a farm in behind the Ohakea air base. They had prime viewing when airshows were on.

          • Duchess of Pork

            Snap.

      • Blueburd

        I have no beef with this

        • Nige.

          They should have it solved in calf an hour

          • rantykiwi

            After they pattie down the suspects.

          • Nige.

            After they rissole some up

          • Greg M

            The suspects have hoofed it long ago.

          • rantykiwi

            The cops are on their tail.

          • Greg M

            The constabulls?

          • Richard

            No they’ve flown in the Polizia, headed up by Questore Ossobuco.

          • Blueburd

            Apparently looking for a truck full of jerseys

    • That much meat entering the supply chain must be noticeable too. Not to mention the processing, chilling, freezing.

      It all seems a little… odd.

      • Richard

        I wonder if any crop circles appeared on the evening in question?

      • Brian_Smaller

        NAIT tags replaced and then sold to freezing works. Who would know?

      • Huia

        I herd about this.

    • Huia

      I agree. 500 is a lot of beef to move quietly.

    • rantykiwi

      Someone stole 500 cows and they didn’t nick my ex-wife. I’m really disappointed.

    • Michelle

      or did the banks take them and now they are trying for the sympathy vote
      Sounds fishy either way

      • Disinfectant

        Sounds more cowey to me.

        • Michelle

          cowabunga?

  • STAG

    Mini HIND has disgraced herself twice and befouled the carpet in a most 11mo way. Somewhat made up for by first steps.

    Still getting a quote for new carpet tomorrow.

  • Richard

    Time for some decks now.

    • KGB

      Very nice. Deck with outdoor fire and pizza oven. (I’ve always wanted a pizza oven)

    • Chris EM

      I thought you’d been doing burnouts on your lawn at first. Your home looks great. Love it.

    • Huia

      Fabulous Richard, well done and congrats on a lovely looking home.
      Hope the looney left don’t see the photo as they will want to house another 14 homeless families in there with you.

    • Lux

      Wow it looks amazing.. is the lawn new as well?

      What a cool home!!

      • Richard

        No, existing lawn, it’s all getting pulled up, drained and resown, quite boggy in the winter.

    • Dave

      Love the design, the open layout, big top Windows and skillion roof.

  • Nige.

    Before and after. My maternal nanas old car was rusting away in a shed until my Dad, a panel-beater of some 50yrs experience was alerted to its whereabouts.

    Who knows what it is?

    • Greg M

      Humber 90 ?

      • Nige.

        Oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh

        You’re too good

        • Greg M

          Great Auntie Muriel had a green and white one. Your old man’s a seriously clever bloke.

          • Nige.

            Yeah. We don’t tell him that though. He still denies it.

            To be honest, I have had so many people say that about my old man that in the early days like in my teens I just presumed that just what people said about people’s father’s. As I’ve grown up I’ve learned just how clever he is, and as soon as I started taking his advice when I was 20, my life just got better and better.

            Here’s some advice for all you teenagers: Listen to your father if you have one and he’s not in jail. Ok?

          • Disinfectant

            And if he is in jail, then tell him to turn his life round.

          • Nige.

            And get a haircut

          • Mark

            And a Real Job?

        • rantykiwi

          You can read the badge in the lower photo!

          • Nige.

            Damn. Beaten by stupid details again.

      • jaundiced

        We had a cousin of this – a ‘Singer Gazelle’ before we traded up to a Vauxhall Viva.

        • Dave

          Didn’t the Gazelle have an 1800 cc overhead cam, quite advanced for their day.

          • jaundiced

            I was just a wee lad, so wouldn’t have known. It doesn’t strike me that it was a particularly racy version – maybe we had an earlier model. It did however have a radio and heater!

    • Blueburd

      Humber? or hilman minx?

    • Mountie

      !964 Humber 90

    • Isherman

      Nice job too!

    • bilgewater

      64 super minx

      • Dave

        Yup, I had an identical one, ran okay and a solid car, but handled as well as an overloaded tank.

  • Sally

    Roy Morgan poll
    National 46% down 7%
    Labour 25.5% unchanged
    Greens 14.5% up 3%
    NZ First 9.5% up 2.5%
    The NZ Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating has increased to 127.5pts (up 0.5pts) in August with 58% (up 0.5%) of NZ electors saying NZ is ‘heading in the right direction’ compared to 30.5% (unchanged) that say NZ is ‘heading in the wrong direction’.

    • MaryLou

      The 30% are the diehards – that’ll never change. Hooten on Twitter speculating that the reason for McCartens abrupt role change is this poll. But surely decision made earlier. You’d think…

      • Sally

        I doubt the Poll had anything to do with McCarten.

  • Isherman

    I hope Pete’s got the duster for Andrew Little’s scoreboard ready, I get the feeling he’s going to need it tomorrow morning.

    • Sally

      Little was debating with Peters about the maori vote on Waatea TV tonight. I didn’t listen as I have better things to do with my time.
      I am sure somewhere in the interview he would have upset someone.

    • …because?

      • Isherman

        As per Sally’s comment. managed to make some perceivably contradictory and confusing remarks about The Maori party and Labours position on it all. But, he did have his mouth open for more than 2 minutes so it was almost gauranteed.

        • Disinfectant

          When I was a kid, it was called “catching flies”.

        • For it to qualify we need him to back paddle or for everyone else to mock him. Or both.

  • Hard1

    Are we as a country, promiscuous? It has been noted over the years that we are as a people, but as a country, do we need to be quite so accommodating?.
    “57.5% of the Top 200 companies are ‘50% or more controlled by overseas
    interests’, and only 26.5% are listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZSX). In other words, almost three quarters of our Top 200 companies are not traded publicly on the New Zealand Stock Exchange.”
    This all came up in some related research on New Zealand King Salmon, which farms in the Marlborough Sounds. Over 50% of NZKS is owned by Oregon Group Limited whose three shareholders are registered in Liberia (80%), Singapore (10%) and Hong Kong.
    Besides the fact that farmed Salmon is naturally grey and has to be dyed for the market, the diet they feed these fish is;
    Fishmeal, primarily Peruvian anchovy.
    Poultry meals (bloodmeal, meatmeal, feathermeal); these rendered products are a by-product of poultry slaughtered for human consumption in Australia. These products are excellent nutritional materials for carnivorous fish.
    Mammalian meals; these rendered products are a by-product of cattle, sheep and pigs slaughtered for human consumption in Australia. Currently only mammalian bloodmeal (and not mammalian meatmeal) is included in New Zealand diets due to New Zealand import restrictions.
    Plant protein meals; Faba bean meal, lupin meal, corn gluten, wheat gluten and soya protein concentrate.

    The point of highlighting this is not so much the nature of farmed Salmon, as half the fish consumed world wide is farmed, but more to highlight how easily we let foreigners move in and exploit both our resources and our naivety.

    file:///C:/Users/paul/Downloads/20160808%20Working%20Paper%202016-02%20NZKS%20A%20financial%20perspective%20[Final%20Draft]%209am.pdf

    • XCIA

      Perhaps, like some of my acquaintances they saw the potential for expansion, but could not source the funding required from within NZ.

  • Disinfectant

    I had cause to discuss an issue with a Fairfax editor.

    The conversation revolved around why the partucular paper hadn’t got stuck into a certain publicly funded individual whose record as CEO is resignation just before the organistion either comes to an end or is restructured.

    I’m none the wiser. However, I have formed a view that once (and not too long ago), newspaper sales would have made up a considerable proportion of their revenues.

    But now they are ever more reliant on advertising revenues (councils and other publicly funded bodies), and this is why real investigative journalism in msm has come to an end.

  • Isherman

    So, before the Police have finished reviewing the incident with youths on the bikes and establishing the facts, the Herald is now pushing new updates on their favourite hit job story of the day, pimping the family demand for an apology from the Police. They’re completely shameless.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11701611

    • MaryLou

      They should check their own Facebook page. They must be deaf, dumb and daft not to see why they’re failing.

    • XCIA

      “They’re completely shameless.” Of course they are, they are Aussies.

    • Greg M

      Right after the little toe rags apologise to the public for their antisocial behaviour which got the Police involved in the first place.

  • Nige.

    I do like this new term for the “king hit”.

    The “COWARD PUNCH”

    • Mark

      Oh you mean from the video taken outside the now unmanned Police Station in Fort St.
      Actually the unmanned station from outside which I last called a Cop,many years ago,not for me because I don’t call on my behalf,but for the woman being assaulted outside,I intervened,expecting backup,I had to call Central explain where I was & get them to come out…

      • Nige.

        It’s pretty crappy really isn’t it. I had a similar situation where I was following a truck with no pilot vehicle which had a MASSIVE satellite dish on it which took up well over one lane. Phoned local police only to be told they can’t act unless it comes from a directive. So I rang *555. They didn’t have a clue what I was taking about or what was going on. Several swerves and near misses later on state highway one the truck went into the ferry terminal.

        Nothing happens.

  • Disinfectant

    Today we have had the launch of another racist political party (like the Maori Party) aimed at both the Indian and Asian community.

    I wonder how I would fare if I launched a political party aimed at representing the views of the white anglo saxon community like Pauline Hanson has done in Australia.

    Um, wasn’t that Carl Chapmans aim here in New Zealand?

    • XCIA

      I will lay odds that this will bring funds for favours to a new level if it gets off the ground.

  • Michelle

    Oh dear the housing crisis or state of emergency has reached Northland with hundreds of homeless children
    Now l must be blind because l haven’t seen any round the streets of the towns l visit and l am not going to give the herald any clicks
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11701325

    • XCIA

      I will lay odds that this will bring funds for favours to a new level.

    • Gaynor

      Oh dear shades of” The little match girl” here. Homeless children , all alone .

      • Michelle

        Oh l am sure some parents will crawl out of the woodwork once they find somewhere to house those poor kids and some money for them as well

    • kayaker

      The MSM is overplaying the homelessness issue so much that it’s got to the point where the population will develop homeless fatigue (if they haven’t already) and will become desensitised, turning a blind eye. Even the homeless will be getting sick of it.

      • We already have anything-Labour-says fatigue, ably amplified by the Media party.

        “No matter what we say, no matter what we do…”

        ….and then they think the election is rigged because people vote something else.

  • JEL51

    I enjoy reading James Delingpole and he too is so wound up about SJWs he has introduced a new word which I’m sure will appeal to The Boss when he gets back.
    vhttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/27/folk-festival-caves-white-sjw-bullies-bars-black-face-morris-dancers/

  • XCIA

    …..

    • MaryLou

      Thank you XCIA, good to know I’ve been right for the last 20 years! I think I’ll print and frame it…

    • Lux

      I wonder how long the original rolls of paper were..

      To get a long roll these days, you have to buy the right one..

      • Huia

        I wonder how thick they were instead of the tissue paper we get today

        • XCIA

          The GM provided two sheets of what seemed like a grease proof paper in the ration packs. It was a heavy duty replica of Jayes and not user friendly.

        • Lux

          After a lot of sampling, finding something, that then goes off the market, I have been using this paper for a while..

          it’s long and soft enough ..
          and does not get ..erm stuck in wrong place..

          at the wrong time..

          • Lux
          • MaryLou

            Length is clearly important to you, it’s not something I’ve ever taken much notice of. But this one you get 18 rolls, and for the price is remarkably… soothing!

          • Lux

            There is nothing more annoying than having to replace the small roll with a bigger one ..

          • MaryLou

            Keep them for either pets or visiting small people. Hour of amusement :)

          • MaryLou

            What – MORE than 2 ply??? Is that a thing?

          • Lux

            No 2 ply is cool .. it is the length of the roll…

          • rantykiwi

            Said the actress to the bishop.

          • Lux

            While ….. nodding ..

          • You fold it over a few times…. I think :D

          • Lux

            Not for me .. it’s only One Ply ..

            I need some suitable protection from the disaster on the other side ………..

          • MaryLou

            Is 2 ply better?(pic)

          • Lux

            I roll with the big rollers .. there is nothing more annoying than having to replace it all the time.

          • Come live at my place. You’ll be in a constant state of anger.

          • rantykiwi

            You’ll be right once the kids move out. RantyJr left about 6 months ago, at which stage the loo paper supply would have lasted less than a month….. without him in the house I’m finally going to need to buy some this week.

          • I notice it when they are visiting relies. Suddenly the roll stays the same size between my visits.

          • Lux

            We have a tin roll holder in the main chamber, and it holds about 9 rolls perfectly, in circles of three, you can tell when companies make their rolls smaller, as the rolls, roll around ..

            We have had the tin for about 20 years or more .. that’s my gauge, and when the rolls do not fit any more, I change brand.

            I have a very rude, picturesque message, at the bottom of the tin, and if you do not fill it, when it gets down to one roll …

            well ……….. It has has never been empty…

          • We’re seeing a whole new side of you. Cracks me up.

          • Lux

            I run a very tight ship !!!! :-O

          • Gaynor

            I only buy Paseo long rolls ..tried the others these are best and better value ..often on special for $5.99.

          • Greg M

            How come the web site has it in the grocery section? Shouldn’t it be in the “hardware” or “cleaning products” page?

          • Lux

            Or all of the above ..

          • pest control….

          • Dave

            Hmmm. The picture you painted. Enough said. :)

          • Lux

            Hey how has the move been ?
            Are you all settled in now?

            Edit to add .. that does not mean .. the bowel move…lol

          • Dave

            If I was in NZ, I would be featured in Angry Andys statistics as homeless, I’m between houses and living in a caravan park but quite happy about it, it’s small, cosy and okay. The reason I’m here is we can’t rent a place unless we have viewed it first, and there is a rental shortage here surprise surprise. So the other half is still in Nth Qld with the cat and furniture. As soon as I find a rental we will move. Don’t want to buy until we are certain, and commuting is major here, one of my team spends 30 minutes each way, yet only lives 7 km away.

      • Isherman

        Dunno, but I reckon the paper was more like what we would now call 1000 grit sandpaper.

      • Moonroof

        Prowling the supermarket aisles in search of the correct roll. Preferably on special.

      • XCIA

        Sorbent extra soft is the business if you use paper;-)

    • D.Dave

      Yes, but which side is the wall ? It is not shown.

      • MaryLou

        Clearly, the OTHER side. Otherwise you wouldn’t be able to see!

      • Huia

        Maybe it was thick enough to recycle and you were able to use both sides.

        • Lux

          EEEEEEeeeeKKKKKKKKkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

          • MaryLou

            Heheh… yeah. Was wondering how to word that!

          • Since we’re not allowed to pick on spelling, we can’t, but clearly, there is a K missing.

          • Lux

            you will keep !

          • hookerphil

            Jude has copyright on that phase

      • dumbshit

        The peg appears to be end on into the wall! That being the case, which side is the toilet?

    • Dave

      Aside from that, imagine if S Wheeler and their estate was still receiving royalties from their invention. Zuckerberg might have invented Facebook, Steve Jobs and others Apple, but the mighty roll holder is still used pretty much the same principle. Technology only goes so far, and Zuckerberg and co isn’t up to the human waste job.

    • I rarely swim with the school, walk with the herd, go with the crowd, but it is good to know that even the guy who invented it saw it the right way.

  • Nige.

    Fox news just reminded me of this. pic

    • Spiker

      Yes.

      • Nige.

        Blinking thieving socialists.

        • Spiker

          After sitting through 15 minutes or thereabouts of the common sense gun law petition gatherers video posted this evening I really think humans reached peak common sense some time ago. It’s all down hill from here on.

  • MaryLou

    So have just found a Kurdish feed on Twitter. Absolutely appalling. No one’s publishing photos of THEIR children. In their opinion, Turkey is a bigger threat to their survival than ISIS.

    • MaryLou

      Haha – anyone know how to get a video from Twitter to upload here? Trust me – it’s funny :)

      • MaryLou

        The Kurds managed to clean the video up somewhat, but found the original on Youtube:

        [email protected]
        This is how Islamic Republic of Iran censors #Rio2016 to be Islamic. (It looks really crazy lol)

        • hookerphil

          You kidding? or not?

          • MaryLou

            LOL… nope!

            I liked seeing them make a joke of it – partly because of a light hearted moment in the middle of what they’re going through right now – they seem quite aware that the US is going to leave them to their fate (Turkey) for a third time. And also that they are Muslim (a lot any way) – and see this kind of censorship as farcical. Sad watching that feed, but blinkin inspiring, too.

        • rantykiwi

          Just like scribbleface only even less appealing.

        • Huia

          I would have been riveted to that all through the Olympics. (not)

  • Lux

    “Public disorder on Massey Road, Mangere”

    Police are in the early stages of their investigation into a fight outside a fast-food restaurant in Counties Manukau.

    Police were called to reports of public disorder outside the KFC at about 5pm earlier this evening (Monday).

    It’s estimated there were between 80 and 100 people involved, most of them male school students.

    Chairs and bits of wood were used in the fight.

    Investigators have also been told knives were present during the incident.

    Police did not encounter anyone with injuries at the scene.

    Thirteen Police units were called to restore order.

    Upon arrival the students dispersed into smaller groups.

    No Police staff were injured.

    Five people were arrested.

    A number of patrols have been made in the area to provide reassurance to the local community.

    Police are making enquiries to obtain CCTV footage of the event.

    If anyone has information about the incident they can call Otahuhu Police or provide the information anonymously by calling Crimestoppes on 0800 555 111.

    As indicated, an investigation into the incident has just commenced.

    Therefore, Police are not in a position to do any media interviews.

    • rantykiwi

      I’ll bet the speaker adorned pushbike brigade were there too. I hope a lot of them got pushed off their bikes and thrown at the walls.

    • Cool. That’s just across the road from the Metro Theatre where David Lange did his famous acceptance speech with his pink cardied Mrs by his side.

      And it’s where I spent some time growing up. Just around the corner from the PM. ;)

      My parents could afford it then. They can’t afford to be in the same road as the PM today.

      • XCIA

        Lange ended up in the old manor house “Waterlea” in Ambury Road just up the road from my mother. I always had my eye on the place since Moncrieff the chemist renovated it, but it came up for sale when I was overseas.

        • I’d hate to think how much it would cost to keep looking good, but it is a lovely home on nice grounds.

          • XCIA

            It stood on most of the land opposite Ambury farm, but the council took possession of that over time as Miss McCullough the owner had no income to pay her rates. When she died, there was very little land left, the council having taken and sub-divided it. When Moncrieff bought it, he had to sell off most of the remaining land to help pay for the renovation of the house and outlying buildings. The place was like a bottomless money pit.

          • Carl

            Willie Jackson bought a big house owned by Lange and is currently living in it.

          • Is that right? I always wondered where Willie lives. I owned a home a few streets away from there but somehow never ran into Willie locally, ever. I guess I could have looked it up, but I hadn’t tripped into being stalky :)

          • Carl

            J T used to wind him up about it when they were on the radio together.

  • XCIA

    Courtesy of Veitchy – “Did anyone catch this ?? Nick Phipps throwing one of the All Blacks boots into the stands”
    https://www.facebook.com/veitchyonsport/videos/1104067706296607/

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