Whaleoil Backchat

Good Evening, welcome to the daily Whaleoil Backchat.

You don’t have to stay “on topic” in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, links to other news or catch up with friends. If you haven’t tried it before, signing in to a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy.

New commenters should familiarise themselves with our Commenting and Moderation rules. Thank you.

 


Trouble commenting on Whaleoil? Read this first. You can receive free help. Do not email via the Contact Page.

Just email [email protected] with your concerns.  Please be polite and as precise as you can be.  Remember: this is a volunteer service provided by other Whaleoil readers.  Only contact them with commenting related problems.

 


THANK YOU for being a subscriber. Because of you Whaleoil is going from strength to strength. It is a little known fact that Whaleoil subscribers are better in bed, good looking and highly intelligent. Sometimes all at once! Please Click Here Now to subscribe to an ad-free Whaleoil.

Tagged:
  • Carl

    I hope the reindeer’s ate the right grass when they were in those states. (pic)

  • Imogen B

    Breathless and excited TV1 told us tonight that Hanmer Springs is using warm water pipes through the floor to keep the changing rooms warm. Wow, who’d a thunk!!
    Certainly not anyone in say, Rotorua or Taupo who’s been doing that for decades.

    • Mark Harrison

      saw that. Someone needs to tell the doubting engineer that Those who say it can’t be done shouldn’t get in the way of those already doing it.

      • TonyM

        Wonder what super smart engineer had never heard of underfloor heating???? This is a case where googling for the answer would have worked…..

        • Imogen B

          I suspect someone interviewed their keyboard.

    • Rick H

      Must be an unusually cold summer up there in Hanmer.
      Nothing like what the IPCC tries to tell us.

      Normally, this time of year they would prefer ice being pumped instead of hot water.

    • Wallace Westland

      Or the Romans who thought of it two thousand years ago!

      • Imogen B

        Aw Jeez mate you expect too much. I was thinking these infantile journalists might have a little personal experience to call on: and there’s you wanting a knowledge of ancient history!

        • Wallace Westland

          Bwaaaaahahahahha point taken! laffn laffn laffn

  • Tom

    One snapper. And a wee sunburn

    • ex-JAFA

      I believe snapper with sunburn are called trout or orange roughy.

    • 1951

      Well done you, how far away are you ? I have run out of ideas….Turkey, roasted-perfect. Turkey, cold sliced with chipped-up spud – near perfect, Turkey, sandwiched for lunch -pwerty good, Turkey with salad – virtuously wholesome, Turkey bathed in leftover gravey – back to perfect, finally Turkey Bami Gorengd – ok but sort of lost in spice. Now down to bits on the bone and smell. Schnapper sounds good.

      • Isherman

        Turkey Berley…….

        • 1951

          Just wondering if a 3rd glass of red would suffice.

      • Tom

        Took it round to my champ of a mum ;)

        • 1951

          Oh darn. Its wine for us then.

      • caochladh

        My turkey went into the oven suitably stuffed and dressed. After the recommended time, I checked the beast, but the inbuilt timer thing had not popped out. More basting and waiting but still no sign of the timer activating. By this time, the bird’s starting to get the cremated look, so I thought stuff the timer and removed the bird from the oven and covered it with tin foil to rest. The result was hideous – tough, dry and the texture of leather. Luckily, I had the potatoes etc., roasting with the WHWT’s organic chicken breasts in another oven and they turned out fine. So, the WHWT’s ended up with the turkey and I had their chicken with the ham et al for Christmas dinner. No problem with the turkey left-overs this year, but I did make a chicken, ham, mushroom & fresh pea pie with the left-over ham.

        • 1951

          Oh pie, I didn’t think of that. Mind you by the time I walked the dog 3 times, checked the bees,checked in on WO, had a read on kindle, I totally ran out of day. (somebody else who lives here has given-up waiting and is throwing some Hot&Spicey noddle soup on ;) )
          ps. I follow time/weight guide on bag. Turned out beautiful this year.

        • Saggy

          Ok I have a Weber Family Q, one of those barbies that could have flown on Dr Who or shot Daleks or something. They are seriously good but here’s the thing – cook the bird until it reaches 75 degrees at its deepest point of flesh. You need a meat thermometer and don’t let it touch bone or it will over read. I did a 6.5 kg bird last year and 5 kg this year and you would never have had moister turkey. Oh also DO NOT put stuffing in your bird. It will dry it out. If you want stuffing throw it in alongside in a tinfoil container.
          PS I have a multimeter that has a temp probe that I use for a meat thermometer so there’s a Fathers’ Day present for you.

          • caochladh

            Thanks Saggy. Normally I don’t have a problem, but being on the cautious side, I unfortunately waited for the timer to pop out. I fill the cavity with oranges and herbs in an effort to keep it moist, but it certainly didn’t work this year.

          • Saggy

            Yep know it’s awful if it goes wrong but the internal temp thing is the way to go. My 6.5 kg bird took best part of 3 hours and 5 kg only 90 mins on same temp.

            Edit to say I only brush it with olive oil and lots of pepper and salt ground on. That’s it. Nothing in side.

          • Wendy

            Bread crumb based stuffing will suck the moisture out, but sausage based stuffing will baste it from the inside because of the fat content.
            Better cooking.

    • Michelle

      kontiki the other day and got 5 snapper, 4 gurnard and 2 kahawai fed the rellies nicely all very good size

  • The wildman

    Does anyone remember john campbell driving in the floods up north about 6 months ago.i believe he happened to be on holiday at the time.the reason i mention this is because he was driving over a bridge that had water rushing over it.at the same time he was clearly filming this from the drivers seat on his cellphone.is this not illegal?or is it just using your phone thats against the law?any help???he did also mention he was filming this.not bright…

    • ex-JAFA

      He’s a lefty. The ends justifies the means.

    • Damon Mudgway

      It’s the ‘STORY’ that’s sets precedent mate…the ‘STORY’.

    • Wendy

      If it is a device that has a phone it cannot be used, regardless of whether you are only using any of its other functions.

      So…ok to use a regular camera, but not a camera on a phone. Same with music.

      • The wildman

        Thanks wendy,i thought as much.pretty sure he said it was his phone.any way he should’ve been done!

  • Macca

    Well someone’s telling pork pies! Can anybody tell me why or if my information is wrong?

    CNN reports that thousands of New York officers turned their backs on mayor De Blasio and even showed photos of it, yet TV1 news said ‘several’ officers turned their backs and wouldn’t show the footage for long enough so as you could see it!

    What is it with all this PC rubbish? Are we now incapable of making our own assumptions when given the proper information or are the MSM somehow now trying to ‘shield’ us from the evil of the outside world.

    This is just becoming a farce! The MSM are the first to tell us of a black man being killed by police (but of course they won’t give us the real facts leading to the final incident), yet they then lie by omission by leaving out crucial information because it just doesn’t fit their narrative!

    Boy, I just can’t wait to be FREED for some real news with real facts so I can then form a real opinion – just like all the other capitalist grown ups I know who can tie their own laces and go to the toilet on the or own!

    • 1951

      Fox reported hundreds outside chapel turned their backs. Its all about who you listen to.

      • Carl

        Tv 3 showed the ones outside and they did do that.

    • Damon Mudgway

      Our MSM have always been anti-Police, reporting on the 1 incident in 10,000 that’s bad in an effort to hold the boys in blue to account. I just love that the MSM feel they could police the country better than those in the uniform.

    • Wendy

      My understanding is there has been more than one incident.
      The incident several days ago was reported as several (or a few, cant remember wording) officers, but it was todays funeral that was reported as thousands of officers.

  • rantykiwi

    A driver has been clocked at 240 km/h on the Waikato Expressway and police say driving at that ‘crazy’ speed takes 450m to stop.

    Nice spin from the cops, and totally untrue unless they beleve that everyone has the reaction time of a drunk. Drop 240kph into the calculator at http://www.nzci.co.nz/tools-calculators/stopping-distances.html, leave a (very generous) 1.5 second reaction time and you get 402 metres. As usual the police are twisting the truth to support their own viewpoint.

    I totally agree that 240kph on a public road is unacceptable, but given that they have overstated the stopping distance by 12.5% I’ll apply the “police factor” to the alleged speed and assume it was far closer to 200kph than claimed.

    As an aside, it looks like their zero tolerance to speeding hasn’t done much for the road toll either, but I’ll bet none of the politicians will call them on it. They’re nothing more than a pack of thieving, disingenuous, revenue-gathering ignoramuses when it comes to “road safety”.

    • TonyM

      On some portions of that road it isn’t much worse than the autobahn where that speed is not considered crazy but your choice and risk

    • Excitedly awaiting Whodunnit

      One of the guys I work with suggested he will still do 110 on the roads. He was prepared for the fines before and still is.

      I guess for those who dont care about the rules will keep doing as they had beofre.

      • Hedgehog

        yep, I still travel at 105 – 110 were possible. And yes I’m more than prepared to fight the ticket in court if they ticket me for less than 105. There are heaps of incompetent drivers on the road, at 80km these people are unsafe. But according to the police they can cause all the accidents they like as long as they aren’t doing 1 k over the limit. Just silly.

        • Dave

          The ridiculous thing is, i can legally get a very old car, terrible brakes, crossply tyres and almost no suspension, no airbags, and terrible safety. I can give that to the most inexperianced driver with a full license, perhaps with 2 drinks but under the limit, and they are legally allowed to do the same speed as the most competent and experianced driver, driving the most modern and capable car in the world, with the latest technology. Go Figure.

          When will the police traffic management units work out, Speed does not kill, its the sudden stop due to innattention, incompetence etc that causes road deaths.

          That said, I’m all for 2 different limits. Have an extra standard, and driver ban go 90 in an 80, and 110 in a 100 KM/h area, PROVIDED. 1) Sat and passed an acknowledgted Advanced driving course in the last 3 years. 2) Vehicle under 5 years or 150,000 km, and passes a COF (not a WOF) and “Good driving conditions”. And, double the fines for ANY driver exceeding the speed limit for their class of driving, or Failing to KEEP LEFT.

          Then think through the long term benefits, Drivers upskill, better skills, fewer accidents, fewer deaths. More vehicles maintained to a higher standard, a COF, more and more safer vehicles. The older vehicles start to be retired, lower value as slower, etc etc.

    • Damon Mudgway

      224km/h on an expressway in a Ford Falcon XR8 being driven by a bogan of some magnitude. Driver is SOOOO going to feel this in his back pocket.

    • Mark

      I hoped someone would come along & poke holes in this,surely stopping distance is affected by type of brakes,car weight,tyres,abs or not etc etc etc

    • Greg M

      Not wishing to sound irresponsible but… Why did he stop? He could have been off at the next exit and gone before the rozzers had got the Holden any where near up to that speed.

      • Isherman

        Just have the wrong Holdens, give them the Gen F GTS, that’ll chase down the silly XR8 no probs.

        • Greg M

          Yes they look the biz, and 430 kw to play with too.

          • HSV325

            NSW Police have a couple for ‘pursuits’

    • HSV325

      Even less if you are running Brembo or Alcon weapons grade brakes

  • Platinum Fox

    I see The Horrid is definitely in holiday mode and has recruited a bunch of unworldly folk to write the headlines this week. A headline currently online: “New Year’s sales target shoppers”. Really? What on earth does The Horrid think that retailers’ objective is if it isn’t to encourage people to spend their money?

  • Spiker

    A beauty day here in the eastern bay today, went to the Opotiki Rodeo with Mrs Spiker plus my cousin & her niece.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2seglRfzGaM

    • Carl

      Out of interest were there any animal rights protesters there?

      • Spiker

        Keeping a low profile if they were. All I saw were normal people enjoying a great day out.

        • Dave

          We are off to the Charters Towers annual Pro Bull Riding event on NYE, it’s a great night out with the farmers and country people, most of who are doing it really tough. Not sure how professionally they really are, wife calls it professional Bull Falling off!

    • Michelle

      Love the rodeo, great to watch the bulls and horses, they know what is going on
      Saw a few cowboys running for their lives across the ring with bull in hot pursuit, great stuff

    • Mark

      I usually make it to Warkworth on New Years day.I say usually because well,you know… LOL

      • Spiker

        First one I’ve been to in a very long time. Grew up near Opotiki & it used to be a regular thing to go to when we were kids. Today was a little bit nostalgic..

  • Rick H

    Crank up the volume – apply headphones if there are others who may not like this.

    Set it to HD 720 – and enjoy a truly awesome Summer Clip.

    • geoff2112

      Love it…..love Chris Rea

  • Yeahright

    With this disaster unfolding do people have any fears to the extent of phobias? My wife gets Virtigo badly, she gives most things a go but easily breaks down over it.
    It is crazy how fear is so different in different people!

    • Tom

      You are still waaaaaay more likely to get killed/maimed/explode on the way to the airport

    • Cowgirl

      I have arachnophobia pretty hardcore, but have learned to manage it as much as possible, otherwise I can get pretty OCD about it.

      • Yeahright

        What about insects, they can be pretty freaky as well? Or just 8 legs?

        • Cowgirl

          Just 8 legs – the rest don’t really bother me. I don’t want them crawling on me, but I can be in a room with them. Spiders I can’t really be in a room comfortably with. It’s something about the way they move – they just look…..evil.

    • Chris EM

      I suffer from vertigo badly, even when watching a screen.
      I remember getting stuck on levels of Tomb Raider because of the perception of height. Stupid.

      • 1951

        I can do that, ski happily for 2 or 3 days then suddenly just look down the slope and I freeze on the spot. I usually check no one is looking, sit down and slide on bum.

      • Cowgirl

        I find some movies uncomfortable when they have sweeping high shots over a landscape – the last Hobbit movie has a few of those.
        ‘The Simpsons’ ride at Universal Studios a few years back did my head in as well despite us barely even moving on it – it was all about the perception of vertiginous height and fast forward motion. Weird, but effective.

    • Skydog

      Not quite the same. If I’m at a good height I have an urge to jump off just to feel that falling situation. It’s called ‘high place phenomenon’. Some thing to do with the brain trying to correct itself. My mother has it as well.

      For example as a kid when on the Interislander I had a urge to jump over board. Even going up high escalators I get the urge. The latest time was at the Blue Mountains and it was that bad I just moved away. I’m not crazy, nor suicidal.. Strange thing is, it’s meant to be common.

  • Alright

    Ok – this is beautiful. Gobsmacking actually. Andrea Bocelli

    If you only enjoy real modern cut to 32 minutes, Jazz lovers straight to 42
    minutes, and romantics straight to 1 hour 2 minutes…

  • cows4me

    Just got in, I heard someone got caught doing 240? on the southern motorway. Most liveable city, blah, can’t get out of the joint fast enough.

    • Wendy

      Except he was driving towards Auckwood. Lol.

  • I.M Bach
22%