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  • Nechtan

    Born today in 1947 Steve Howe guitarist and songwriter with Yes, Asia and solo.

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

    Born today in 1951 Mel Schacher bassist with Grand Funk Railroad

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7B5jXYRy3Q&nohtml5=False

    Born today in 1962 Izzy Stradlin (born Jeffrey Dean Isbell) founding member and rhythm guitarist with Guns N Roses.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmqK0aXkHho&nohtml5=False

    • Cadwallader

      Grand Funk’s take on “Gimme Shelter” is superb.

  • Nige.

    Cows answered last night’s question with:

    “things are much more civilized these days. ”

    What is better these days?

    • sandalwood789

      The Internet.
      Food (in many ways) – *much* more variety anyway.

    • Dave

      Life in general, when one can escape the city……. So many little things, more comforts, more conveniences, its all at our fingertips, and there is a pill for almost everything..

    • JEL51

      Cars/wheels. When learning to drive one would hold the breath while the ’52 Ford already in first gear, would inch its way up a steep incline. Only the gallant would attempt the notorious like Dyers Pass, Kilmog (?sp) or Bombay.

      • XCIA

        Have you noticed that the quicker we have made cars go from 0-100, the slower they have become accelerating away from the lights……

        • JEL51

          He who lives with me has an automatic and it is like a tank to get a move-along where as my manual Hi-lux has a better pick-up when needed. It is just the bees-knees when tackling that Ak traffic.

        • Michelle

          Hate that automatic lag and l planted my foot the other day coming out of a corner going up a hill, in late model suv, and nothing happened for a few seconds and nearly had someone rear end me
          farm ute can also be a pain going out of intersection it feels like you are a snail
          l am going off these vehicles who like to think before they do something

          • Uncle Bully

            Treat your auto like a manual and pull it down into L, and only let it out again when it’s doing pulling like a schoolboy.

          • Michelle

            l found a “button” after that and it puts it in sport mode much more peppy really drops it down fast and goes

            Only trouble is you have to look down to push button or you push the hill assist one so it brakes going down hills,

            not a good look driving round city as hubby found out the other day while fiddling with buttons and headed off and has a heap of traffic behind and he tries to speed up but it puts the brakes on, luckily he remembered pushing button but it was confusing for a few minutes

    • XCIA

      The Dutch treat their Prime Minister’s a bit better than they did in 1672, when they slaughtered and ate the incumbent.

    • Left Right Out

      I find most things better…… but nothing beats the “old” days when you were growing up

      • Duchess of Pork

        Caravans with les convenience internal

    • Brent

      Battery Powered tools,

      • Nige.

        Especially battery angle grinders. Those early DeWalt ones cost $600 and were bulky and lasted about 30seconds.

    • Nechtan

      Shops being open on weekends, ATMs, the Internet, cars (reliability and accessibility), TV access (certainly not content), communications.

      • Larry

        You missed travel. Any body can go any where and see any thing….every thing.

    • willtin

      The Internet has satisfied my wish to believe that anything is possible, but we still have a long way to go in developing technology.
      I do think Civilizations all over the World are changing (or MIA) right now, at this moment, to something we need to recognise as a potential threat to our considerably privileged life here in NZ. We do need special vigilance at our borders and I have trust in those people with the responsibility.

    • Lux

      My cooking.. I don’t do it much these days.. :-)

      • willtin

        Do you mean it’s more civilized or better?

        • Lux

          Better I don’t cook .. it’s safer and better for all humans and the environment.

          • willtin

            You cook Humans?

          • Lux

            I just heat them up… as I walk on by ..

          • willtin

            I’m blazed in more than one way…

          • Dave

            As she….. Walked on by. And, she really could get a man hot under the collar.

            https://youtu.be/wjYAsVfJE8c

  • Carl

    Go Tony. (pic)

    • Dave

      They left out the $17.50 per hour, and a militant union to boot.

      • They also don’t care how you came to be able to get a NZ drivers license.

        • johcar

          Or how many criminal convictions you have…

  • Grumpy of Onehunga

    I see H2 has her snout back in the trough paid for by the NZ public so she can work on getting H1’s snout even deeper in the UN trough.

  • Official answer will be posted later tonight. (pic)
    .

    • Carl

      I hate these and never get them but I’m pretty sure the second number is 8.

      • Wasapilot

        I can see that too Carl. This is a tough one.

    • Builder

      1st number is 6. number of letters in the month

      • Disinfectant

        You mean the second number?

        • Builder

          The number of letters in the word August

    • Builder

      Last 2 digits are equal to the 1st letter, A=1. Total answer is 681

      • hookerphil

        Wow, didn’t even get time to scratch the brain. Great effort.

    • XCIA

      681

    • Michelle

      Shutters have come down here, could never get head round it at school either

      edit to add after reading the comments below l have got it

      • Lux

        I’m the same, I’m sure I have maths dyslexia.

        • Michelle

          Ah yes l have that, thank you for that diagnosis

          • JEL51

            Me too, I get in a real pickle when my kids are not aound :(

          • Michelle

            Yes l have one who can look at it and get it in a few seconds and another one who would take a bit longer but when they did maths
            l would read their work and ask what foreign language is that?

            If it came with instructions l would have got it ;-)

          • Gaynor

            August = 68**?

    • D.Dave

      August – 681

  • Wasapilot

    Friday night giggle.

    For those of you who enjoyed cheers on TV, the best of “Norm greetings”.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HPqPAKqzx7M

  • Wasapilot

    For those playing the Super Rugby pick the score competition, don’t forget to get your picks in if you haven’t already.

    Go the Hurricanes, closely followed by all other NZ teams.

    • hookerphil

      What’s with the Hurricanes, Jude is going tonight so will not need any other support. Not unless of course they start “doing it” for Jane or Jules or Jerry or anything else, that will stop them. Just get out there and beat the Argies.

      • hookerphil

        Looks like it’s tomorrow night, obviously not that into it tonight. Ho, Ho the Blues.

        • Jude

          At least you got the right teams?

    • Isherman

      Still got the Blues by 13+ over the mighty Chiefs Wasa?

      • Wasapilot

        Hasn’t everyone Ish ?

        • Isherman

          If that result were to happen I’ll have a problem. I’ve got to front at a conference tomorrow, and be personable and in good spirits, and that eventuality would leave me fully inconsolable…I’m talking right up there with Andrew Little winning the 9th floor!

          • Carl

            Looks to be a great crowd at the game, that’s what happens when a team is great rugby.

      • Nechtan

        You would have to be on drugs :-)

    • Sally

      Just to let you know I didn’t fall for your bluff about backing the Blues.

    • Curly1952

      I do my picks on Monday A) so I don:t forget to do them and B) try and forget what I did so I can enjoy watching the game without worrying about the margin.

    • Larry

      Not a player but chiefs by 40. Highlanders fan!

  • XCIA

    Heard Peters the Magnificent on Larry Holmes demanding an inquiry into the Panama Papers. It beggars belief that this blagger has the effrontery to show his face let alone make demands into others finances whilst he still owes the New Zealand taxpayer the $158,000 (+ interest) that he blagged from us to shore up his 2005 election campaign funds. And, what about his Party funding? Will he ever come clean on why he denied Owen Glenn donated at least $100,000 to him (his Party) and what did he promise he would do for Owen, taking into account that funds for favours is the name of the game here.

    • Isherman

      Didn’t seem to be an issue while he was Treasurer or FM did it?

    • Michelle

      Pity we don’t have a decent Media Party to ask these questions but they are scared of the sly old fox

      • XCIA

        Exactly. If what passes as journalists these days had the fortitude to ask him at the end of every interview “incidentally Mr Peters have you repaid the 158K yet?”, we would either get the money back or the reprobate would stop fronting. Either would suit me.

    • kiwisnab

      Thanks for that reminder of Winston Peters escapades. I have spent an hour familiarising myself with what Peters has done in the last 20 odd years. Bryce Edwards has a vey good summary on his website that chronicles Peters, the Party and all the hypocrisy and double dealings that is Peters.

      Reading in isolation what he gets up to is funny, but when reading a whole article on what Peters has done, you wonder how has he stuck around for so long.

      The article is titled “The finances of New Zealand First (draft)”, read it here http://liberation.typepad.com/liberation/2008/08/the-finances-of.html

  • Nige.

    Here is a great motorhead song to get everyone back into the Backchat spirit after going without daily roundup for a few days.

    https://youtu.be/yk4ATrsNnFc

  • Nesher

    Finally the difference is explained:

  • Misfit

    so Jarrod Gilbert after his attack on crusher stating only comment if you know anything about gangs has now posted on his facebook

    “Threatening to resign was perhaps the drugs I was on while in hospital.

    Gangs: Know your facts, then feel free to criticise.”

    he claims that gangs are not working together and not targeting “rich kids”. However thats exactly what the heads did to kick of the meth market after standing over several nightclub owners on K-RD where they sold their wares to guess what “Rich Kids” attaching to the rave scene that took off in the mid to late nineties. This was done by having other gangs do their part in the manufacture of said wares to be on sold to “rich Kids”. It appears its time to hand that notice in Jarrod,I do know my facts Jarrod and crusher knows her facts to, you called her out and just showed how far out of the loop the country’s self professed gang expert really is, interviewing old school semi retiring gangsters and thinking they are telling you the truth or they in fact know whats up with the new blood of gangsters is why you have such a crim cuddling attitude to rapists and murderers.

    • Skydog

      Jarrod has to try and get some street cred back after crashing his bike on a gang attended poker run recently.

    • XCIA

      I recall a time when these parasite mongrels were on the morning and afternoon trains targeting Kings pupils et al.

      • Misfit

        I know heaps of private school kids who got in trouble with the gangs, this is where the poor mans cocaine made its way into upper society, it was though the K rd nightclub scene.

  • Sally

    Good to see the OMSA didn’t accept the vexatious complainant’s submission on the moderation on comments on this website.
    A win for Pete.

    • Where is that Sally? You have a link?

      • Sally
        • Left Right Out

          I’m quite relieved as one of them was a comment I left.

        • Thanks Sally,
          So i read the whole thing (completely out of character for me) and even clicked all the links (except the WO moderation policy…Pete’s been beating that one into me) and was too funny to see that although Pete’s were still up our little complainants (won’t name him cos Pete has already asked us not too) ones have been removed.
          The sook!

          • He’s 21. Had a rush of ____ to the brain. It wasn’t a big deal, and he’ll grow up one day. Just annoying for OMSA to have to deal with it. These are real people with real jobs and real lives and they just had their time wasted.

          • Actions have consequences Pete.

            By 21 I was a grown up. Not sure why this guy isn’t?
            Have our youth suddenly become genetically disabled to act like adults when they are well past the age of being capable of breeding?

          • Sally

            This is the same age group that Labour want to give $20,000 to start up a business.
            But then I suppose some people just never grow up.

          • Huia

            Old enough to vote, old enough to get married and get a license, old enough to have a gun licence and be a father.
            So age isn’t an excuse for him, ignorance and stupidity is.

          • FornaK

            It’s the age of entitlement in our youth of today

  • Isherman
    • Sally

      Out to catch the young voter. Go to university – ‘free money’ or start a business ‘free money’.
      They must see the 18-23 year olds as the missing million.
      Bribes and more bribes.

      • Isherman

        Or sit around and choose to do bugger all – ‘free money’

      • MaryLou

        Doesn’t matter – pretty low voter turnout I’m told…

    • Left Right Out

      I get it now….. they have decided they can’t convert people to socialism so they are going to create an entire generation that only knows handouts

      • Isherman

        Sounds like it doesn’t it.

      • Carl

        Just like Bernie Sanders, a lot of his support is the younger generation.

        • Disinfectant

          Yes, because they have never known a Socialist Government.
          The left/right pendulum is a generational phenomena.
          But oh the damage that a Socialist Government does.

    • KGB

      They can’t afford the missing million so 150 young socialist minds will have to do.

      • willtin

        Hey, maybe they will breed in time?

    • Wasapilot

      In the leaders debates running up to the election, there will be plenty of “show me the money” opportunities for John Key to slam little with. I’m so looking forward to the next election.

  • Isherman

    Yep, just like Labour in the UK, FB has a real problem. My friends wonder why I’ve given up on it.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/78712854/jewish-business-idf-training-banned-from-facebook-over-antisemitic-post

  • What’s your favourite phrase for telling people you’re off to the toilet?

    • Carl

      I have just finished dropping the kids off at the pool.

    • Isherman

      Skinner time.

    • Lux

      I’ve got a poo tsunami .. Danger danger..dan g….e.. r. .. .

    • I’m off to meditate.

    • XCIA

      We are all mates with a fellow who has the surname Loo, so everyone who needs to tell anyone just uses his christian name – I’m off to see xyz123….

    • KatB

      Off to spend a penny

    • willtin

      I need a crap.

    • Leave the building…..NOW!

    • MaryLou

      Visiting the happy house

    • Wasapilot

      I’m off to give birth to a socialist.

    • Salami Warning

      I say “I am in DEFCON 1” or “I am touching cloth”

      • Wasapilot

        The turtle is poking his head out

    • Greg M

      Need to let a rat out.

    • JEL51

      Not being fashionable any longer I was really surprised when I heard zb’s Niva say “piddle” the other day. Can’t really beat “piddle”

      • KatB

        My aunty gave me a sign for the toilet, Piddle in the middle and the seat will be neat.

    • Lux

      I worked with a woman, and when we had drinks on friday night and her husband came in to pick her up, she used to ask him if he needed to go the Potty.. Every Time before they left ..

      It would not have been so bad if she had said it quietly but everyone used to hear, and we all used to quiver .. Potty.. does anyone else say that?

      She was really bossy and intense so to hear her asking her husband if he need to use the potty like you would a child, was a sort of oxymoron.

    • I’m off to sit on the throne.

    • Moonroof

      There’s trouble in the GI, bye. Oh, and abandon all hope ye who enter after…

    • Builder

      I taught my children the sign language signal so they could ask or be told to go to the toilet. Saves embarrassment.

      http://images.parents.mdpcdn.com/sites/parents.com/files/styles/width_360/public/images/p_101203629.jpg

      • I feel I’m being had. Do I have to look that up now to prove it?

        • MaryLou

          Haha – I had to do it… otherwise would have wondered all night.

          • I suspect it’s the most innovative way to get a certain unwanted word past the moderator. Am I right?

          • MaryLou

            Umm, I think I missed something. All I got, was Potty.

            ??

          • Oh. I suspected something different. So I’m wrong then? Hahaa

    • RobT

      I’m off to drop the kids at the pool!

    • FornaK

      Ill be in my office.

      That’s where I make phone calls and check emails too, on my,phone ;-)

    • Builder

      I’m going to do some ‘3D Printing’

  • XCIA

    These should be compulsory for those long family holiday extended drives, especially in wet weather when its difficult to wind the window down.

  • Do you talk to inanimate objects? Do you have the guts to admit it in public?

    I’ll go first. I occasionally talk to my car. We’ve come a long way together. Closing in on 200,000k in fact. We’ve got history.

    • Sally

      Yep, especially when something is not going right – like a computer.

    • Moonroof

      Lots. Polite to the car, other devices less so. Muchly if its turned up in job queue with a weird fault description…

    • Spiker

      My line trimmer got a stern talking to today. It got very close to being wrapped around a nearby tree..

      • Moonroof

        Small petrol engines, arrgh. The mower, cuss words don’t work. Takes a pause, “Ommmm”, like meditating at it. Then it starts. Strange that is.

        • Greg M

          If all else fails pinch some of the bosses nail polish remover. A wee dribble down the plug hole and the little beasts roar.

    • Huia

      I have been known to give something its pedigree for free.
      Also have talked to other drivers from inside my car, actually I have given them their pedigree too.

    • Lux

      No not really.. Only a few million profanities when I bang my small toe on something as you do ..

    • hookerphil

      Hell yes, remember your last stubbed toe, hit on the head etc. Actually that happened today, head on bird feeder I had made and the protruding nail I did for apples. .For a while considered smashing it but just rubbed my head for a few minutes.

    • Jude

      Not quite the same ,but when driving into town ,I say a quiet prayer for the parking angels to reserve me a park. It very rarely fails.
      In return , any money left on my ticket I try to offer to the next person wanting a park.

      • KatB

        You’re right, it almost always works. So much so, my not very religious husband asks me to “say that prayer” when we’re needing a specific carpark.

        • Jude

          The trick is to return that favour, pass on unexpired parking ?

          • KatB

            Yes I like to do that if I can, though some of the councils are getting crafty now and making that hard to do.

    • XCIA

      Yes, I always say “good girl” and give my beast a pat when we get home – well, if it was good enough for all my racing hero’s…………

    • MaryLou

      Embarrassingly, I do. I talk to anything. Comes from having animals around.

    • Nige.

      I talk to things I have broke. Loudly.

    • KatB

      I was talking to, and shouting at the white tail spider that I was trying to catch in the toilet room tonight. The kids were wondering what was going on in there. Spiders always seem to appear the minute my husband leaves the house. Maybe that could be my new code for going to the toilet, “I’m off to catch a white tail”.

    • Isherman

      My trusty beast of a 1996 Toyota wagon has seen 400,000k come and go…I similarly compliment it from time to time..I’ll be sorry to part with it when the time comes.

    • Chris EM

      I talk to my car.

      • Nige.

        I was talking to sainsbury via my car radio today. He’s an inanimate object surely.

    • KiwiLliz

      Yup, I talk to the TV . . . a lot. I have no patience with idiots . . . that’ll be the news & current affairs programmes. Get really annoyed at screen writers for their glaringly obvious plot holes. And don’t get me started on those heavily scripted reality shows.

      In fact, turning the air blue around the telly is actually something I quite enjoy . . . so don’t go reminding me that there’s an off switch ;-).

    • Left Right Out

      I’ve been told that yelling louder at the tv is not helping the players or Ref hear me

    • Sunshine

      I swore at an app on my phone yesterday. Actually, I do seem to chastise electronic goods rather regularly.
      I say nice things to my bikes though.

  • Sally

    Oh no, I am getting nervous. The first time I didn’t back the Blues and look what is happening. Should have listened to Wasapilot.

    • hookerphil

      Shoot, been watching the 7’s – might have to stay for a while. Only 4.13% took the Blues 12-.

    • Jude

      Well you are not alone!
      I hope this is not the start of a bad run of picks for me?
      I still have high hopes for the Canes tomorrow night!

    • Wasapilot

      I have had the chiefs by 13+ since Monday. Still 20 minutes to go, but th game is anyones at the moment isn’t it Sally.

      • Isherman

        I have to admit, the Blues made a better fist if it than I thought they would. It was good end to end game from both to be fair.

        • hookerphil

          Next one will be better

    • Wasapilot

      29-20 to the chiefs, a whole lot closer than most thought. Good on the blues for giving the chiefs a scare.

      • Jude

        A great result for New Zealand rugby.
        We are going to run out of room for the best teams. They are New Zealand teams , bar Brumbies and Stormers.

  • HK_EXPAT_IN_NEW_ZEALAND

    New studies coming out on Cannabis as a potential treatment for the obesity problem, i think New Zealand should trial it:

    http://fatinphoenixward.com/health%20%26%20science/cannabis%20holds%20promise%20to%20prevent%20overweight%20%26%20obesity.html

    • MaryLou

      Heh – from my younger years, I’d be more inclined to think it caused obesity…

  • Dave

    We went for a nice walk last weekend through our local wetlands with paths and waterways, and of course lots of birds. We watched a Sea Eagle rip apart a frog, a flock of Magpie Geese, Pelicans, Storks, Heron’s, Kites and Brolgas. But, the biggest shock was almost standing on this little guy, only 2 meters long but very poisonous Death Adder, not that common, and one of the most venomous in Aussie. Thankfully the wife spotted it and stopped me in my tracks.

    Apologies for the quality of the pic, I wasn’t game to get too close.

    • Lux

      That reminds me of the time my mother was in Aus, living with one of my sisters, and Mum went to go to the toilet and there was a huge brown snake in there.. she had been trained by my brother-in-law to yell brown snake, if she ever saw one in the house……. and he came running with his shotgun, and shot the toilet and snake to pieces.

      • Spiker

        That would have also been a good reply to the potty code question below.

      • Moonroof

        It’s going to be a slow day if Lux doesn’t have a story, look forward to an edition of the collected writings :)

      • Dave

        Not permitted to kill them Lux, they are protected, just like Possums over here.

        • Lux

          He would not be bothered about getting arrested in the outback, for killing a poisonous snake.. you live by your wits out there.

  • XCIA

    It seems that not everyone is falling over the LGBT brigade – “North Carolina recently passed a bill that revokes protections for LGBT people and requires transgender individuals to use restrooms based on their biological gender identity.” And, “the governor of Mississippi has signed a controversial bill that allows businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on religious beliefs.”
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35971038?SThisFB

    • Greg M

      Good job. I don’t wan’t a bloke called Cindy going into a bathroom that my daughter is using. If that upsets the liberal hand wringers and other useless “progressives” well that’s just a bonus.

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