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  • Carl

    A tad confusing. (pic)

    • Whafe

      Just a tad

    • Isherman

      Aahh, maybe that’s why the Unions can’t see the wood for the trees.

    • willtin

      Can’t you see? They will save your eyes from hearing loss.

    • Disinfectant

      Oh well. Made in China.

      • Wallace Westland

        Yep and the only thing of accuracy is the bar code. I have no sympathy for people that go deaf wearing 5 cent garbage in this day and age.

        • cows4me

          What did you say?

          • Wallace Westland

            Eh? Speak up man.

    • dgrogan

      Eyewear for bumblebees?

    • Je Suis Charlie – Respect!!

      For cows or horses maybe?

  • Whafe

    Was a Lycra Maggot today, great weather for road riding to.

    Anyways, some very good conversation with the group on the terrorist attack and brutal murder in France, it has got those talking whom usually are not let me say interested…

    Feel there will be a tide of change happening across the globe….

    May the truth be told. SB’s post today with the 45 min video clip is well worth watching….

    • 1951

      I hope all your lycra friends have promised to read WO. There has been much well worth reading over the last couple of days.

      • Whafe

        For sure, been some good conversions for sure….

        So cool seeing WhaleOil increasing all the time, love it

  • Steve (North Shore)

    This WhaleOil seems to be attracting a lot of attention. Up at the local Mall today to have a nosebag with the Grandkids, and no fewer than 6 people asked me where I got my teeshirt. Little Miss provided a picture

    • Carl

      Looks like you ate your spinach before the drawing Popye.

    • Those polos make you part of a very select club. (Thanks everyone for your financial support – 2015 looks a lot brighter for the Slater family).

      Just a bit of news, we’re gearing up for a “Whaleoil product of the month”. Next week will be black caps with the WO logo embroidered on it. There will be no limit on numbers, and no need to outbid anyone.

      It will be a process where you only have a week’s window to place your order – this won’t be like an on-line shop that carries stock. Also, once an item is gone, there is no guarantee it will be back in that exact format, or at all.

      Funds will go towards the web site’s running costs, and anything left over will go into Cam’s pocket to pay for petrol for his Isuzu, ammo or whatever else he’s up to at the time :)

      • EveryWhichWayButLeft

        Put me down for a cap, because I’m sure my polo shrunk in the wardrobe over Christmas. Must be the humidity?

        • There will be an on-line order form to fill in with all the relevant details.

          On the good side, the cap will be adjustable, so as the size of your head increases, you’ll still be able to wear it.

          • jude

            Excellent news I hope the caps and other merchandise are a runaway success for the Whale oil brand:)

          • I’m counting on you… ;)

          • jude

            I am sure I will manage to hide my whale oil purchases as “other” expenses in the family budget:)

          • You’re still alive, so it must have worked last time :D

          • pisces8284 .

            I’m counting on you for a cap that suits me

      • Whafe

        Am all for a better quality cap, may cost more Pete, but will be worn way more…. Not saying what you are working on is not quality

        • We’ve gone for a middle of the road one for the first run to get our processes sorted out. Also, there has to be some margin to make it worthwhile.

          We don’t want to make them a silly price either. We looked around, and a Black Cap cap is $35 + $10 shipping. All Blacks is $40 + shipping.

          I think ours will come in at $35 including shipping.

          However, as I said below, we’re trying to set up the infrastructure to do this efficiently again and again, and there is no problem in my mind to run a top of the line cap at some stage.

          As it is we’ve selected a 6 panel, brushed cotton sports cap.

          Here it is without the logo (we’re waiting for the first small batch to be done so we can take a photo of it)

          • Cadwallader

            Are you open to suggestions for future products? I am not thinking biro pens or key rings.

          • Absolutely! We want to offer things that are actually of interest to people. Pens and mouse mats can be safely considered outside of what we’re thinking of.

            At the moment I’m thinking we should stick to the season, and would like February to be a T-Shirt. I need to talk to Sonovamin to see if he’ll donate me a cartoon for the cause.

            Some months we may even run more than one product to offset the fact that individually they may have limited appeal.

            But yes, ideas are very much welcome, because we’ll run out of our own soon enough.

          • Cadwallader

            It may be a bit ambitious but how about some Whale Oil liveried weapons, starting with a missile launcher…..?

          • If you’re interested in weapons and ammo, you’ll need to see Cam directly. I’m told he can do you a container load of AK47s for about USD$100 a pop, and I’m sure he’d be happy to chuck in a “Drink Whaleoil and Die” engraving on each.

            I only run the civilian merchandising :)

          • Isherman

            I’m thinking…

          • Cadwallader

            Pity Christmas is still so far off! That has to be everybody’s dream machine.

          • Wallace Westland

            A Whaleoil T shirt or polo with the WO logo on the RIGHT sleeve so when I’m driving to work with my heavily muscled (snort) non tattooed, hairy arm leaning on the door of the open window and some ignorant arrogant entitled halfwit tries to lane jump me on Wairau Rd trying to get onto the Northern Motorway southbound I can point to it so he can estimate his realistic chances of getting in!

          • That’s rather specific. :D

            I wonder what we can do for car stickers.

            “My other car is a tank”
            “Try it, and be famous in a bad way”
            “I don’t break for Lefties”

            (I’ll now hand over the reigns)

          • Steve (North Shore)

            Already have a bumper sticker that I ordered online 3 years ago “Keeping the buggers honest” as well as a coffee mug.I guess some of the proceeds came back to the Blog

          • How about “I support the most hated man in New Zealand”?

          • Dave

            Pete, I laugh about that every month when I read them monthly stats, yup, hundreds of thousands of kiwis around the world support that “hated man”. More than support that man who failed to get an electoral seat in New Plymouth, what’s his name ????

          • Dave

            Ask me, I’m well informed. (LOGO)

          • cows4me

            This car powered by whaleoil and is not endorsed by Greens.

          • Gaynor

            “I don’t break for Lefties”
            My favourite!

          • willtin

            I can see a (relatively priced) Calendar, of WO commenters:
            And the captions being;
            January – Holding their jewels
            February – Feeling their oats
            March – To the Tune
            April – What a pril !

          • Isherman

            I know the years just begun, but maybe a 2016 Calendar?, the choice of images, photos cartoons would only be limited by the imagination…

          • willtin

            I was busy writing, while we both thinking along the same lines.

          • cows4me

            Great 12 pages of nude whales.

          • willtin

            Have you moved on from cows?

          • cows4me

            No not yet, I’m not qualified to do anything else so cows it is.

          • Show me a dressed on first.

          • cows4me

            here’s one

          • Steve (North Shore)

            moo

          • Dave

            Perhaps one with blue lipstick, can’t see that red colour being popular!

          • Betty Swallocks

            You did ask

          • Dave

            I support that, and add, perhaps if orders could be around Sept / October and offer a pressie option, love to send a few as Xmas gifts to certain mates! Maybe joint WO / freed calendars with a months subscription as well?

          • Makes sense to do a Calendar. We might have to do two. One with a photo of Cam, and one DEFINITELY NOT with a photo of Cam. Covers all the bases then :)

          • Je Suis Charlie – Respect!!

            How about a T shirt with “I Am Whale Oil, I’m not a Bott” on it with the logo.

            I know its too soon to be using something like The Je Suis Charlie phrase, But maybe later.

            Or maybe just “I am not a Bott” with the logo.

            I figure it will be a bit of a poke in the eye for WO deniers

          • Stuarts.burgers

            Pens are interesting we still have a number of clients who sign their visa docket etc so need a pen at POS. I have had various ones over the years but the ones that do not disappear and often will spark a positive comment are “gifts” from friendly local MP’s of a Blue Shade.
            I also have a Tax Payer Union one that has also sparked a number of positive comments.
            So maybe pen does have it advantages as it can open a conversation that may not have started.

      • Steve (North Shore)

        I have to confess Pete, I stole the image and had 2 T shirts printed at Albany Mall. I did ask first. I also donate by way of automatic payment each month.
        Best subscription available for what is going on in NZ and the World

        • Oh, no worries. Free enterprise rules :) Until you set up in competition, and then I’ll hunt you down for not being licensed :P

          “growing for personal use only” ;)

      • cows4me

        When are you doing stubby holders?

        • I expect you need the very narrow ones, will buy them in lots of four, and the magically turn into udder warmers?

          • cows4me

            Haha, we have possum skin nipple warmers for them Pete.

        • Dave

          We can send you a few Dolphin” stubby holders C4M. Almost the same as Whale ones!

          • cows4me

            Will have to go with the official authorised version Dave, hate to be put in Kimmys club.

    • Sally

      pic

  • jonno1

    Reason #147 not to buy a BMW: today my parking brake actuator failed. That’s a motorised thingy that holds the “handbrake” on at the touch of a button, complete with plastic cogs that fail once the car is out of warranty. Of course BMW sell only the whole unit for the price of a small country. But eBay came to the rescue with after-market parts for mere hundreds of dollars. I’m so happy. The thing is, once you’ve had one BMW you’re hooked for life. Sad but true.

    • pisces8284 .

      Must be a guy thing. Don’t like them personally although Mr P does. The doors have given me so many bruises over the years, so heavy

      • jonno1

        Tell him to replace the door brakes (yes, more brakes). Not content with spring loaded door holders, BMWs have an hydraulic arm which holds the door at any position, until it fails of course. My better half insisted on their replacement, and she was right (as usual). I did earn a few brownie points though (almost reached zero, which is the maximum score possible).

        • pisces8284 .

          BMW has long gone now (yay) but will pass on, in case he feels the need to go there again..

        • Wendy

          I was looking at a car in a car yard when I was downgrading. I think it was a Honda. The sales man wandered over, and as I got out of the car and closed the door he invited me to admire how solid the door sounded as I closed it. I had a buddy with me who said to him “mate…she’s downgrading from an M3”. You should have seen the guys face fall. Lol.

        • caochladh

          If, in the rare event I happen to get a brownie point, I endeavour to use it immediately as experience has proven that they expire within 24 hours.

    • Got rid of my Euro car because I was sick of being told everything cost the earth and parts were only available from the officials. Back to driving Japs and suddenly everyone has parts and they all know what they’re doing.

      • jonno1

        I’ve tracked down a few after-market suppliers over the years, and Mr Google also knows everything. It kind of becomes a challenge to beat the official sources. But still, I think my next car will be a Honda Jazz, how sad is that?

        • Not sad at all. Every time you fill it up and you pay an amount under $60 even though you’ve travelled over 500k will make you smile from ear to ear.

        • pisces8284 .

          Not sad at all, Honda Jazz Sport is the best car now they have returned to their original engine. This is my third, the first was great, the second dreadful – they were more concerned with being eco friendly than performance. I have purchased the first model again, although I have heard the new ones are good. I can pass anything on the road (well I could before zero tolerance) the boot is the best, I moved my entire shop in the back of my Jazz. Fuel economy, comfort – it’s got it all for me

          • jonno1

            My sadness is because it indicates I’m fast approaching a certain age (not that you are, of course). I have suggested to SWMBO that she might like to try one out, but she loves her people-mover (sigh). But yes, the RS looks pretty good.

          • pisces8284 .

            LOL charmer. Actually my previously BMW addicted Mr P really likes it too, maybe at that certain age you want miles for your buck, hasn’t had a speeding ticket for years either haha

        • Nige.

          yep jazz is the one i have had recommended to me most when asking about fuel efficiency. Im in the market for one.

          • dumbshit

            2014 golf stationwagon, tsi 1400 cc, 103 kw but 250 nm, hauls like hell with a bit of jandel, wife got 5.5 litres /100km trip to Auckland and back plus 180kms of town and around, they are hard to get as the shipments are all presold. with the back seat in use they have more boot volume than tthe tiguan. had our one since october very pleased.

      • Moonroof

        Still rolling aged Eurotrash (23yo) because it’s a manual and does 37-40 UK mpg, and has an almost Italian soundtrack (no exhaust baffles, heh, no cat either). Acceptable for a 2ltr with a XXL sized boot. Interior falling to bits but powertrain durable.

        • Dave

          Sounds like an Alfa Romeo!

          • Moonroof

            Actually German, no, not BMW or Audi…edit, next one could be a 159 JTS

          • … a Trabant perhaps??

          • Dave

            Had a 33 1.7 QV and a 155 2.5 l V6, both amazing cars, would love another Alfa but we don’t have a dealer here. Both the previous Alfas were owned in Wgtn/Palm nth and both were very reliable. We modified the 155, removed the manifolds and fitted custom extractors and a custom exhaust system from the UK,, then changed the wheels, tyres and brakes. Can still remember scaring the underwear off the brother in law chucking it into corners driving around the Pauatahuni inlet.

          • Moonroof

            A friend with a 156 V6 put me off them – great soundtrack but too heavy up front, an aggressively tuned 2 or 2.2 four better balanced, and has to be manual. We’ll see if so called economic recovery meets paycheck. Nowt so far. The 33, if I could find a kosher survivor, job done.

    • Dave

      We went with VW approx 7 years ago, had 4 in total including for the business, love them and parts not nearly as expensive as the Beemer. Wife has just ordered a Tiguan as her company vehicle

    • Cadwallader

      Never had a BMW for reasons unknown. I love the Germans and have had a couple of Audis. Currently I have a VW CC 3.6cc 220kw. I bet it can do 101kph in reverse if I tried.

      • Dave

        Amazing car Cadwallader, we have the 2.0 TDI R-Line. Achieve 4.7 litres per 100 km fuel consumption and still amazing handling and braking, very few other cars can keep up on corners and hills. New Tiguan is the 130kw R-Line, still a month away.

        • Cadwallader

          I had an R36 wagon for 3 years. Loved it. The Skoda Superb has the same power train and more modesty priced.I have no idea what my fuel consumption levels are.

      • Je Suis Charlie – Respect!!

        I got a Unimog up to 80 in reverse down a runway once. (Territorials a long time ago – pretending to be italian – LOL). Was before they locked out the upper gears in reverse.

        Not something I’d advocate doing or something I will do again –

        • Cadwallader

          Pretending to be Batman more like!

      • Yeahright

        Audi’s for me, mine chews through petrol and spits it out, but like the power to pass anywhere, have a wee little charade for the city.
        Love my Audi.

        • Cadwallader

          It has to be at least 3L with a turbo, less than that and they are shopping trolleys imho.

      • Nige.

        my Dad tells me that he was standing in an industrial part of town the other day when a truck (small Daihatsu or something) reversed up the road….and changed gears to a higher gear. Is that normal now?

        • Cadwallader

          I had a Kombi van in about 1973 and it had two very low reverse gears. I only ever used one though.

      • I.M Bach

        You’ll get a ticket.

    • Wendy

      I had to get rid of my M3 when I went back to university. Sob.
      There is a reason you don’t see many students driving M3s.
      :(

      • Dave

        Aha, you were the poor student in the M5, more room for all the books?

        • Wendy

          Very funny.

      • Two seater cars are best…there is only room to cart around one bludger at a time

        • They’re your children Cam. Geez.

        • I.M Bach

          I know we’re not supposed to post one word replies but (assessing the risk) ….Cobra!

    • Saggy

      Judging by your photo Jonno you haven’t been hooked too long. There’s still time.

    • Cowgirl

      We have had a crap day with car repairs too after suffering a broken axle and CV joints last night due to an unfortunate accident involving snow, snow and more snow. Husband is spewing at having to pay almost what he paid for the car to get it fixed. He yearns to get a BMW, but feels much better now that he realises that expensive dream cars can be just as costly and unreliable as the cheap ones :)

      • I.M Bach

        Broken axle and CV joints? What were you doing? Snow drifting? Into concrete barriers? Sideways? At speed?

        • Cowgirl

          Hitting traffic islands at speed that were buried under snow because somebody didn’t plow.

    • Greg M

      I’ve had a Rangie for years and I love it. 100 litre fuel tank and you need 95 octane or better. Parts prices and servicing is ridiculous but it tows like nothing else and is supremely comfortable. Would I buy another one? If I won lotto yes, otherwise I would find it hard to justify another $200 k plus.

      • I was told that the only thing you can’t get past with a Rangie is a petrol station.

    • Nige.

      i hated cars… till i had a bmw.

    • What is it that Clarkson says about park brakes…”Useless, pointless, park brake”.

      I never use mine, ever.

      • Even when you lived in Wellington?

        I smell a liar…

        • Never…if the auto transmission fails then you are screwed anyways, same with jamming the car in first and parking it.

          • I.M Bach

            That doesn’t work with a low-compression engine.

      • jonno1

        I won’t be either for a while. :) The problem with the Beemer is it does a self-check every so often, so even if you don’t use the park brake the cogs wear out anyway over time.

      • jonno1

        And here it is…

        • Nige.

          !!!!!!

          • jonno1

            Exactly. The motor’s on the left while the two cables are left and right below out of shot. The unit in the pic is rotated 90 degrees around these cables for access. BMW has some very annoying weak points such as these plastic cogs. Why? The door brakes are the same – the failure mode is not the gas strut itself but the bushing at the inner end that self-destructs.

  • RightofSingapore

    We don’t know how lucky we are.

    • Nige.

      ohhhh i think I do. I count my blessings every day…and make sure my kids know how lucky they are not to have been born into slavery. (or worse…compulsory religion.)

      • I.M Bach

        The more I read your posts the more I want to buy you a beer. I too am very happy with my lot, love my wife and kids to bits, go without when we’re short on funds, have a long-term focus (now) and look at each day as an opportunity. Good on ya Nige, and cheers!

        • Wendy

          Ten thumbs up.

  • pisces8284 .

    30 degrees officially in the Wairarapa today, which means it was way hotter. Thank goodness for the pool

    • Dave

      Am off home for a swim now, we only got to 30 here today, unusual for this time of the year!

    • Je Suis Charlie – Respect!!

      Been walking around the garden recently in the heat (Canterbury) wondering if a pool would be a good investment…

      The Spa is great in winter though.

      • Dave

        Running costs are low for a pool compared to a spa in NZ, but recommend Solar pool heating anywhere South of Kerikeri as the swimming season is too short. Even over here we only swim for 6 months a year. (We are in the pool industry)

        Only a good investment if you like swimming and stay home to use it, or have school age kids!

        • Native advertising follows
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          • Dave

            Appreciate that Pete and the amazing work they do with PV solar systems, these I’m referring to are solar pool heating systems, little tubes full of water to heat the pool. They compete for roof space and finances but otherwise very different.

          • Well. Aren’t I the amateur :D

        • pisces8284 .

          We installed solar heating and it makes it a good 6 degrees warmer in the Wairarapa. Plus being a concrete pool it takes a while to recover after a cold day, with solar it recovers quite quickly

          • Dave

            A lot depends on the orientation, the elevation roof colour etc. I know of a Solar pool heating project in Wanaka where they achieved a pool at 30 degrees year round, but it was also covered by a motorised and insulated cover. They also cheated by assisting the solar during days when the sun is not shining by utilising the Ground water heat pumps. However, with a blanket and solar pool heating it’s possible to get 28 to 30 degrees in summer, 22-25 in the shoulder seasons and 20 to 22 in winter in most places in NZ.

          • pisces8284 .

            No cover, and it got to 30 recently. Switched it off yesterday for repairs and it still got to 26 (feels cold though brrr)

      • pisces8284 .

        Great for the kids, I just use it to cool off. Maybe a spa with cold water in the summer would be fine for me really

    • cows4me

      Been helping a neighbor cart hay this afternoon and it was still hot with the air conditioner going.

    • Reaper

      Must have been at least that here in CHB. I spent 8 hours on the chainsaw in the sun. Suffering tonight. Got plenty of firewood for winter now though.

      • Michelle

        we have spent days doing the same and still more to go but try to work under the trees
        we have one shed nearly full and 1/2 filled other one and family nearly all sorted for their wood as well
        Feels good to have dry wood in winter then we put away big bales of hay another good day
        Now just for some rainfall ……………….please

  • Not sure who should be more ashamed here. I, because I only have one Facebook friend, or Lesley, because she’s dominating my timeline ;)

    • Dave

      Well, happy to friend you Pete, but that would mean revealing yourself!

      • jude

        Ditto me too, although I hardly Facebook anything. It is a nice way of keeping in touch with my kids when they travel!

        • Dave

          Yup, FB to me is family, our kids and a few uni and work friends. LinkedIn is a bit different though

      • Don’t bother. The account only exists so that I can access Facebook pages from people that need you to be signed in to see the content. You know, for “research”.

    • Je Suis Charlie – Respect!!

      I’m a facebook hogg. But its filled with pictures of muscle cars and hot rods (okay with some girls drapped on them), lots of my sarcastic wit and pictures of my hotrod build.

      Sorry not many cat videos.

    • Yeahright

      I subscribe to all the international news channels, great way to get news without NZ’s MSM.

    • Greg M

      Wot no cat photos? Sort it out Lesley :-)

  • jude

    In this hot weather, this chilled tomato soup is easy and delicious.
    8 ripe tomato,1/2 seeded green pepper,1 seeded red pepper.
    Roast these for 20 min in moderate oven with drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper.
    Wait for the tomato skins to split.
    skin the tomato and put in blender with pepper.
    Add 1/2 red onion chopped,3 cloves of garlic and 4 slices of white bread soaked in sherry.Add 1/2 teaspoon of chili flakes (reduce to 1/4 teaspoon if you don’t like spicy)
    Add small handful of fresh basil.
    Blast all in the blender and chill overnight. Add tomato juice if too thick.
    Very easy and quick:)

    • OVEN?

      This time of year?

      Are you MAD woman?

      (cut it into panels and chuck it on the barbie)

      • jude

        I reckon roasting them brings out the flavor.
        You could just blanch with boiling water to peel the toms:)

        • Slow roast on the BBQ plate does the same thing. Caramelises the sugars. It’s a staple for us during summer.

      • Rick H

        The ham steaks have already been grilled on the barbie.
        I’m still outside sipping on a Chardy, obviously with laptop on table under the 3 meter umbrella.
        Salad being made from lettuce pulled from my garden – the small part I have managed to “net” off to keep the chooks out.
        Steaks keeping warm in inside oven.

        Still an official 21 degreess here in Timmers – the “Riviera of the South”.

        And tomorrow is my last day of freedom – – -back to work Monday.

        • caochladh

          I’m back on Monday too, thank god…it’s hard work being home.

        • pisces8284 .

          We are supposed to be going back on Monday but to hell with it, going to Papamoa for a week. If anyone want zips made they will have to wait

    • Alright

      That recipe has nearly everything I love in it (apart from Mrs Alright).

      • jude

        It is very good for you! Serve it with a swirl of olive oil and a fresh basil leaf:)

        • Alright

          If I give you an address and pay you will you send a batch?

          ….You could alternatively offer it on Trade Me. I’d start the bidding (four servings) at $30!.

          • jude

            This recipe is too easy believe me!!
            We could have a Whaleoil recipe book maybe?
            Not sure how pleased Cam would be of that idea though:)

          • I have a recipe for BBQ cat

          • Oh look who the cat dra….

            never mind

          • Alright

            Jude: An “as you were” re Trade Me..

            Mrs Alright has looked at the recipe and says she wants to make a batch tomorrow night! Will let you know how it goes…

            Meanwhile we are exercised by the fact our cat has been stolen….

            We have given the SPCA various contact details….

          • jude

            I am trusting you are joking about the cat!
            Let Mrs Alright know, if too much to blend at once, do in batches.
            I threw whole lot in and a little bit of spillage, not a lot.
            Add the tomato juice at end to thin. Serve well chilled,I left it overnight.

          • Planning and getting some cats next weekend…the old trusty .22-250 should iron them out

          • jude

            Jeepers Cam. Were you assaulted by a cat as a young child?
            I think the wild cats need sorting but the domestic ones are adorable:)

          • Not when they poop in your vege patch, among other annoying places

          • jude

            Ok , that is a pain. I don’t think a bullet is the answer though:)
            I don’t have other cats visiting because we have cats who scare off unwanted visitors.

          • Alright

            Totally joking about the cat Jude. I can see her lovely face here..

            But she’ll be inside next weekend when Cam is out hunting.

          • jude

            Lovely Cam! That should ensure the cookbooks just fly off the shelf:)

          • Chris EM

            It could be endorsed by the Prime Minister, and have a picture, on the inside of the cover, of him enjoying Cam’s recipe.

          • Alright

            The Muslims are coming for you Cam. And our cat has now gone missing. How did you know our address?

          • Nige.

            I couldn’t eat a whole one… just a kitten will do for me, thanks.

          • Take care not to over-marinate the kittens. They are already tender.

          • Alright

            Ok. Nige you are now in deep trouble with the SPCA. And Pete you are in deep trouble with Allison Holst.

          • Mark

            I have a copy of Eating Cheap,has a cat cattagorie (Sp?) recipe in it.

          • I.M Bach

            Halal BBQ cat? Hmm, could be a money-maker.

          • Isherman

            Technically, any fanged or canined beast of prey is Haraam (forbidden), so possibly not a great earner.

          • Lux

            I make the best chips in the world!!

          • jude

            Try this! It is very easy and tasty

    • Betty Swallocks

      Sounds a bit like the gazpacho that I do – I use Cab Sav vinegar instead of the sherry, no chili, no basil and serve it with bowls of diced peeled cucumber, roasted red & green peppers and more tomatoes so folk can add their own. I usually chuck a few ice cubes in at the end to help it thin down a bit, and I always roast the peppers & tomatoes for the garnish with a blowlamp – makes it easier to rub the skin off before you dice them.

  • LabTested

    Good to see someone is still on Len’s Case. Spotted this guy at noon today cnr Gt South Rd & Green Lane. He was getting steady responses (pic)

    • Judy Mitchell

      This guy regularly has these signs up at Western Springs lights. Stopped tooting the day he changed signs to some about Judith Collins.

  • caochladh

    The easy way to drain the paddling pool – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBqZ62JpgHo&feature=youtu.be

  • jude

    ….

  • Cremster

    Got my tee shirts today. Amazingly quick service – MOD can I name the printers?

    • Thanks for asking. I prefer it if we don’t undermine the attempt for some WO fundraising by telling people how to do it themselves. If they want to, they can figure it out themselves.

    • intelligentes candida diva

      Good on ya mate, looks good

    • david

      Yeah but where is the cartoon of the paedophile?

      Just saying je suis Charlie is like holding up the sign saying bring back our girls. If Je suis Charlie is a take on I am Spartacus, you should be displaying the cartoons.

      Not getting at you Crem – apparently thousands of shirts with JSC have been sold on eBay – but none have the cartoon on them – just a slogan.

      Still I guess its better than nothing. It tells the mongrels where they can stick it.

  • Asian_driver

    Education is Important,
    But motorbike racing is importanter

    • Alright

      AD, dont you really mean most importanter?

      • Nige.

        forgive the grammer. He means “MOSTER importanter”

  • Nige.

    bah..who cares about what they say anyway…favorable to us or not.

    We do things our way and if people are smart they know where to come for both quality content AND comment.

    • ..and the handsomest Mods in the country! AMIRITE!?

      • Nige.

        …could that be the real reason the blog is so popular?

        We are attractive to bots?

        • It’s the only explanation really. Can’t be Cam and his offensive ramblings.

      • Wendy

        Only three upvotes….oh dear.
        Snigger.

        • Four. All mine. (Ran out of devices)

      • johcar

        “..and the hairiest Mods in the country! AMIRITE!?”

        FTFY…. :)

  • conwaycaptain

    If you are doing Polo shirts T shirts can you get 6XL please.

    • Clothing from now on will be offered in whatever sizes are available to us. They won’t be limited by us. I think the last one topped out at 5XL didn’t it? So that doesn’t look good really :

      Perhaps for people 6XL and over we need to negotiate advertising rights instead? ;)

  • caochladh

    I think this describes the looser’s at the Standard………..

  • So thats why you call yourself Isherman…the ISraeli sHERMAN

    • Isherman

      Outed!, Indeed it is. I’m into IDF history and a collector of IDF militaria, I have one of these but its only in 1/35 scale unfortunately.

      • And today was the day I have my IDF t-shirt on…my daughter wearing her IDF Krav Maga shirt too

        • Wendy

          Have you started KM?

  • Cadwallader

    Try as I may I couldn’t imagine a Whale Oil Prius.

    • Isherman

      That would be wrong on every level, they should only come in red and green, to be used only as tank crushing fodder for exhibitions.

  • Curly1952

    Finally some peace and quiet. Have had my grandson (6 years old) here all week on my own while Mrs Curly worked and yesterday my Daughter and the other rug rat came over for the weekend along with my niece and her two rug rats from down country. Four adults and 4 kids in a two bedroom apartment. Not much time for Grandpa to relax!!

    Have been trying to catch up on WO on the odd topic but it has been a battle.
    One thing I do notice is that when you have all this mayhem in the house mayhem in the rest of the world doesn’t seem to rate.
    Strong family is paramount and helps through good and bad times – That is something we have and are grateful for!!

    • Wendy

      You Sir, have earned a gold star Granddad medal and a very large whiskey.

      • Curly1952

        A large G & T hit the spot nicely!! Still got to face an early Sunday morning before they all depart tomorrow afternoon – No bets being taken on whether or not I will be having an afternoon Nap

  • Sally

    Dotcom’s friend Assange and Snowdon get a blast for exposing the scale and reach of electronic eavesdropping to terrorists.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2904237/MAX-HASTINGS-liberals-defended-traitors-like-Snowden-Assange-look-photo-admit-deluded-fools.html

    We have people here in NZ who are also trying to undermine our security arrangements. Wish they just keep their mouths shut.

    • Isherman

      Good article by Max Hastings, he was actually in Auckland at the writers festival last year, couldn’t be there unfortunately. The thoughts of Sir Michael Howard that he relays, hit the nail squarely on the head.

      • Sally

        The worse thing is this whistleblowers think they are being clever. What they do is treason. We have to have faith in our security services – their job is to be secretive.

    • caochladh

      I thought the Ecuadorians would have tired of the Assange mongrel by now and tipped him into the street.

      • Dave

        The amazing hypocrisy of Mr Assange, does he really thing the Ecuadorians don’t ever spy on their citizens or visitors they suspect or anything they don’t like?

        • caochladh

          Yes, the same applies to the other mongrel Snowden, but I would give you odds that if cousin Vlad gets a better offer, Snowden will be on a plane to the good old US of A PDQ.

      • Isherman

        Even worse back in the days of Condor, they might have tipped him out of a plane…

        • Lux

          Hahahahaaha .. that is very funny ..

  • Sally

    Certainly has friends on the left.

  • Watcher

    Just got back from a week in the bush, and am catching up with the news.
    I have been scanning through WO of course.
    I see the religion of peace is still delivering its message.
    Makes me want to go back and hide (play) in the trees again.
    I wonder if our PM will make a very strong message of support for the western world, and it’s values, and also a very very strong message of condemnation against the barbarians.
    Edit….added play in the trees, as I would not want the dear readers to get the idea I would hide from the barbarians….never.

    • Alright

      Give me a GPS bearing and I’ll be in the bush with you. This is doing my head in.

    • Isherman

      Not at all, ducking out of sight while reloading isn’t the same as hiding.

      • I.M Bach

        You sound like a sniper.

  • I.M Bach

    Just for some 80’s fun. Simple Minds, Waterfront, live.

    • Alright

      Brilliant. Saw Simple Minds live in Auckland years ago. Am now partially deaf. So this band cost me most of my hearing and a set of very expensive speakers.

  • Wendy

    Unusually high brow from me tonight…

    Dylan Thomas

    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
    Because their words had forked no lightning they
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
    Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
    And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
    Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    And you, my father, there on the sad height,
    Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    • Isherman

      A quiet night in with Lindt and Welsh poetry is it?…

      • Wendy

        Nah, just the one poem and Im not in a choccy mood.
        “Rage, rage against the dying of the light” just seemed fitting to me after the last couple of days.
        Stirring stuff.

    • I.M Bach

      I prefer Dylan Moran myself, but each to their own.

      • Isherman

        Tennyson for me, Charge of the Light Brigade is a recurring read.

        • I.M Bach

          Have some Moran; that’s with an ‘a’ and an ‘o’, not two ‘o’s.

          • Isherman

            He might have just gained another fan, lol

  • Lux

    We are so lucky to live in NZ, you really do take everything here for advantage, until you really need help.
    We really are a blessed country, and let’s help keep it like this.

    • I.M Bach

      I have no idea what brought that on but living in WA I have to say; can’t wait to get home, two and a bit years to go, 28 months, not that I’m counting.

      Edit; spelling. I’m a spelling Nazi.

      • Lux

        A have gammy family member, and the help that is available is amazing, I had no idea, It really is amazing.

        • I.M Bach

          I have a neice who has been wheelchair-bound all her life; she has had some people come and go in her life who deserve medals, but because they don’t play sport they’re unlikely to ever get one, let alone the numerous they deserve. NZ is a truly beautiful place, in so many ways.

          • Lux

            It’s the way people just want to help.. no reward wanted..
            The volunteers that help out, let alone the nurses and doctors, really have shocked me .. wonderful inspiring people.

          • I.M Bach

            It makes you feel good doesn’t it? Yes; inspiration seeps from some people, especially those who work so hard for other people, with, as you say, no eye to the reward other than to see others happy and well. That is something that humans so often overlook; to give, and to give without a sense of any return, but that in itself is rewarded with more than could be imagined. Sometimes I wish I could do what those people do but then my reasons for doing it wouldn’t meet the criteria. That may sound convoluted but I’m sure you get my drift. Glad you had a good day, all the best.

          • Lux

            To Give… is so much more rewarding, than to receive..

            I know … it’s like a huge burst

            I came into some money once, and gave most of it away, it was a damn thrilling …… thrill..

          • I.M Bach

            I am currently writing a wee story about my life, on the prompting of siblings and my two daughters. My eldest sister was such an awesome influence on my life, so she rates several mentions. That lady (now 74) gave so much that she has always exuded happiness. Never rich or material-driven but always housed and fed, with five awesome kids of her own. Yes, to give….it has rewards that cannot be measured in material terms.

          • Alright

            You are are a good person I.M.Bach.

  • Lux

    Did anyone watch the last series of Broadchurch and get frustrated with the stupid story line? The next series is starting, and apparently it is even worse.
    I have no idea how it won so many awards?

    • Lux

      I agree with myself, just because I feel like like doing that sort of thing.

      • Moonroof

        Happens to all of us. In a world gone crazy, be true to thine own self :)

        • Lux

          I agree, I’m off to bed.. been a crazy few days..

    • Mags

      I was very disappointed in the ending. Felt like I’d been lead up the garden path with who was the murderer. It came out of left field and I wondered if I had missed the clues. Was going to watch again to check but decided it wasn’t worth my time.

  • Mark

    Been watching Dr Bill Warner,need a break from loading mags…

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