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  • Nechtan

    Born today in 1945 Ritchie Blackmore songwriter and lead guitarist for Deep Purple and Rainbow.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZTEhSn8QSM

    Born today in 1949 Dennis Bryon founder member and drummer with Amen Corner then later drummer for the Bee Gees.

    Today in 1966 The Spencer Davis Group went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Somebody Help Me”.

  • Carl

    • Chris EM

      …and the man will answer with “Oh good” and settle down with a brew.

      • willtin

        Ahhh, relax. Yeah Right!

  • Nige.

    Michelle answered last nights question with:

    “Just had a steak,onion,egg, tomato sauce sandwich so nice with egg dribbling out the side, yum”

    What do like to chuck in your toasted sandwich?

    • Cheese and onion.

      • Isherman

        Same, but with Ham thrown in and salami works well too.

    • Carl

      Ham, cheese and pineapple.

    • Brent

      Cheese and Bacon with Tomato Roasted in olive oil

      • Wasapilot

        Gully trap issue you helped with the other night sorted, thanks Brent.

        • Brent

          Hope no plants or paths had to be removed.

          • Wasapilot

            Not a think had to be moved, phew.

          • Nige.

            Don’t you just love your backchat directory?

          • Wasapilot

            Absolutely Nige. Had some great advice from WO-
            Router from Greg M
            Eradicating Ivy from Hooker Phil
            Recipes from Jude and Lux
            Drainage from Brent and you
            …….

          • willtin

            and where to go from the rest of us
            he he he he he

          • hookerphil

            Trust you were able to get rid of the ivy, thought it might have been to follow the Crusaders at all times

          • Wasapilot

            Yep, the Ivy is history, used the stuff in the photo (refresh). Tried roundup, woody weedkiller, amitrol … But this stuff nuked it.

            I respect the Crusaders for their results over the years, however the Wellington teams will always get my support in spite of the near heart attacks, despair bordering on depression, gut wrenching let downs etc over the years. GO THE HURRICANES! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3060d66ad22f604d6aeb10c64a8399efa370984f464d680552f25cce1ff1dec0.jpg

          • Jude

            Ditto for me too! The buses up here have Go Hurricanes on their destination panels!

          • hookerphil

            Our Crusader bus doesn’t need directions.

          • Nige.

            Toasted sandwiches from Michelle…

          • Chris EM

            I missed that, how do you eradicate damned ivy?

          • Wasapilot

            Worked a treat Chris. I spayed all the leaves while it was in growth mode. Withi a week it was browning off, sparayed again when a few new leaves appeared. Over a year now, and it is history.

    • Disinfectant

      Make sure you smear the outside with a bit of butter before you put it in the toaster.

      • willtin

        I do all my toasted sandwiches in a stone lined pan. I put olive oil based spread only on the inside, just like a normal sandwich. It works, they toast well and never oily.

        • willtin

          Crikey, I sound like a ponce

          • Nige.

            Well I wasn’t going to say but….

    • ex-JAFA

      Cheese, chicken, pineapple and garlic aioli. And bacon.

      • Hailstormers

        Gonna try that

    • Left Right Out

      Leftover indian…… so so nice

      • Wasapilot

        Yum, sounds great. Problem here is there is never any leftover.

        • Left Right Out

          I hear ya…….

    • Stuarts.burgers

      Ham off the bone, egg cheese and a relish could be fruit or corn or tomato does not matter but it must be in there.

    • Carl

      Another question when it comes to toasted a sandwich is do you prefer the flat type or ones which have a crease in them making them easy to cut? Myself I prefer the crease in them.

      • Flat.

      • Nige.

        Flat

        • Nige.

          Full stop.

      • jaundiced

        Flat

      • Dave

        Curves, got to have curves. Oh, toasted sandwiches, yes our machine is flat on the bottom, curves on the top, wonderful.

        • Carl

          I’d like that machine, flat with curves.

          • Dave

            Flat bottom, curves on top, when used to toast sandwiches, the cheese etc starts to run out the wavy curves – yummy.

        • Goldie

          When you say curves, do you mean like ridges or corrugations? (in which case same as ours – great machine)

          • Dave

            Yeah okay, curves may have a bit generous, corrugations then, and yes a great machine.

      • Chris EM

        The ones with a crease. The crease is the tastiest bit.

      • XCIA

        We had a Breville in the 60’s that churned out toasties like MacDonald’s apple pies. I have tried for years to get one like it. I have a Cuisine Art one because the top and bottom plates come off so you can throw them in the dishwasher.

        • LovetoTeach

          We had one of those too! It was orange and you could do 4 sandwiches at once. Awesome machine

      • HR

        BBQ. Toasties done on the BBQ are the best, so flat I guess…..

    • hookerphil

      Bacon, bacon and eggs

    • Blue

      creamed corn and cheese.

      • Goldie

        Yes. My other favourite is spaghetti (Watties canned) and cheese.

        • Carl

          The only downside with the spaghetti ones is when a bit of it drops on your chin and burns.

          • Isherman

            I manage to do it with strands of onion that fall out…man that stuff can heat up, it always seems hotter than the cheese.

          • MaryLou

            Yet not as dangerous as tomato – that’s stuff’s evil and can scar.

          • Isherman

            True, though as much as I love tomato’s in cut sandwiches, I don’t really do them cooked, certainly not in toasties.

          • willtin

            Processed or at least cooked, Apple of Love, apparently makes most of the Male Health Benefits of the Lycopenes, more available. Tomato is my favourite food.

          • Goldie

            Has always amazed me how you can put stuff that hot in your mouth, but can actually scald if it gets on your skin.

    • Dave

      Cheese, onion, Herbs, and occasionally a thinly sliced tomato. For something different, use some blue cheese as well.

    • Goldie

      Whatever you put in your toastie pie, just remember… when you take it out of the toastie pie maker, it’s probably gone thermonuclear… so what must you do?
      Blow on the toastie pie… Always blow on the toastie pie…
      Safer communities together.

    • Ham and cheese.

      • Nige.

        I like just steak, onions and a bit of BBQ sauce.

    • Kiwiracer

      Bacon and banana

      • Nige.

        Dad? Is that you?

        • Kiwiracer

          The bacon needs to be chrispy

    • EveryWhichWayButLeft

      Leftover roast lamb and mint jelly. nom nom.

      • MaryLou

        Mmm – I just found my appetite.

    • Chris EM

      Cheese and salami and cheese and marmite.

    • wanarunna

      cheese and chilli powder

    • XCIA

      Ham or bacon with cheese and skinned tomatoes.

    • Duchess of Pork

      Cheese, tomato and gherkins. Gherkin harvest now complete, yippie.

    • willtin

      Grate some raw carrot and beetroot, mix with a dash of apple cider vinegar and a throw of celery seeds. Mix well and use as a crunchy, juicy and delicious salad on any sandwich or bun; Goes well with any animal parts or tofu too.

    • Hailstormers

      Corned beef, mashed spud and mustard sauce.

      • willtin

        Expand please? Not canned CB?, mashed by hand? which Mustard? Ever tried Horseradish sauce instead?

        • Hailstormers

          Proper corned beef. Not the salty fowl stuff from a can. Hand mashed spud from left over dinner the night before and mustard sauce like you would find in the Edmonds cook book. Make sure spud is not to dry.

        • Hailstormers

          Horseradish sauce does sound very tempting.

          • willtin

            Another option, which is just as delicious is Wasabi sauce.

      • Goldie

        Corned beef and mustard (powder) is one of my favourite sandwiches – never tried it toasted so will have to try. Not sure about the mashed spud though?

    • Moonroof

      Cheese of course, whatever cold cuts/leftover meat substance/salami on hand, chopped onion and capsicum, chipotle sauce, cracked pepper and sometimes even sliced olives… Will use a hotter sauce if feeling vengeful.

      • Nige.

        “Will use a hotter sauce if feeling pseudomasocistic”

        • Moonroof

          Pseudo? Yeah nah, when grumpy and unsociable, habanero sauce.

    • Huia

      Mashed banana and bacon with a little maple syrup drizzled over it.

    • Mark

      Chicken is my all time fav toasted sandwich. JUST chicken.

      • Goldie

        I’m of the opinion that a toasted sandwich isn’t a toasted sandwich without melted cheese in there somewhere?

        • Mark

          Cheese is just one of the things I don’t do.

    • Odd Ball

      Bacon & mushroom

    • crigs

      Mince & cheese

  • HK_EXPAT_IN_NEW_ZEALAND
  • Cadwallader

    In recent weeks I have heard the term “Emotional Intelligence” from a couple of sources. Can anyone here succinctly define what it is please? I am not certain whether it is a modern day catch-cry for being polite or whether it is an intelligence at all? Perhaps it is a PC term which appeals to dribbly progressives? I simply do not know.

    • hookerphil

      “capacity of individuals to recognize their own, and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior.” Sounds fairly PC to me.
      So, if someone yells at you, label them angry and apparently you are onto it.

    • willtin

      Otherwise known as Empathy.

  • Usaywot

    I have yet to meet anyone who admits to voting for MMP. Funny that.

    • LovetoTeach

      I did. I was more idealistic then ;)

  • MaryLou

    I had a wee rant about National on last night’s backchat, and consequently have been thinking. I’m going to be charitable a bit longer with National, and assume that the slow pace of “fixing stuff up” is more about small steps and taking the people’s along with them, than rushing through the changes that need to happen.

    Otherwise it would just mean they were vying for the title of the longest serving government that managed to achieve the least. And I’m sure they don’t want that…

    • willtin

      As an ordinary citizen, it is difficult to estimate the difficulty this Government has had to face in relation to the Christchurch Quakes, whilst maintaining the rest of the country, so they don’t moan about lack of spending on this or that.

  • Dave

    The best way to get men, and even kids to eat their veges. Imagine these on the BBQ tonight guys.

    • MaryLou

      Nope – wouldn’t work, asparagus is asparagus not matter how disguised. Easy enough to peel the bacon off!

      Oh – that’s me, might work on the kids!

      • Isherman

        My other half was the same. For years she swore she never could, or would eat the stuff on account of how ghastly it was. Of course, that’s rubbish, but her problem was that she had only ever had the tinned stuff, which to be fair is pretty awful. So I enlightened her to the delights of fresh whole asparagus, grilled on the barbie, and her vege world changed forever.

        • MaryLou

          Hmm. You sound a bit like Dave extolling the virtues of Australia and how the snakes and spiders etc, really aren’t “that bad” and can even be delightful! I retain a healthy skepticism…

          • Dave

            Oh, I assure you they are not a problem 99.999999% of the time, and the fact i nearly stepped on a highly venomous snake a week or so ago just highlights they are usually okay. So, don’t worry, you will be fine as long as you don’t stand on one, or or or …….. mind you in over 20 years here, its the only issue.

          • Isherman

            Snake I’d probably do with lemon zest and saffron, and the spiders would barbie up OK with a cold layered pesto dip I reckon.

          • MaryLou

            Oh that’s just wrong on every level…

    • Wasapilot

      Perfectly good bacon, ruined by asparagus and brussel sprouts, as MaryLou says below, you could peel the bacon off.

    • Nechtan

      I could be tempted by the sprouts in bacon with cheese.

  • HK_EXPAT_IN_NEW_ZEALAND

    I also want to bring up some video, its pretty interesting:

    • Oarsum

      3rd video really only watched the intro by Bill Martin. I liked the way he described the mayhem, destruction of wars, and pointed out that is what we’ve got with the war on drugs.
      The 1st video on harm reduction, as a better option to war [on drugs] mentioned Switzerland providing heroin at clinics. Could have mentioned Portugal making drug addiction a health problem, rather than a legal problem; and Portugal has seen a marked reduction in addiction rates.
      I’ve not come across any statements that contradict Singapore’s totalitarian response to drugs has been successful. Prohibition worked there ~but most likely wouldn’t anywhere else.
      I did not watch the young lad in video 2

    • willtin

      My view is Cannabis and all it’s off-shoot products, should be admitted to the New Zealand economy, rather than its Black Market where it currently exists.

      • HK_EXPAT_IN_NEW_ZEALAND

        Back in 2006 when I was at school in Auckland, I wrote a mega essay on the War on Drugs including the War on Cannabis and how it negatively impacts people who are caught I.E.

        1. Loss of Career
        2. Limited Travel/Immigration options, many Asian countries do not allow
        people with a Cannabis Conviction or existing drug conviction any
        form of entry which includes tourism, business and etc, those Asian
        countries that do not admit anyone with a existing Cannabis
        conviction are Japan, China, Malaysia, Singapore and etc.
        3. Loss of Possessions aka Asset/Possession Forfeiture
        4. Loss of reputation

        Suffice to say, my teacher was forced to give me a B-grade for the essay no matter what how she disagreed with my views, when it came to the last day of school, my teacher told me that what I wrote in the essay pretty much shows that the War on Drugs itself or War on Cannabis must be done as a discussed subject in New Zealand.

        Let’s face it, none of us wants to see our children be it son or daughter or relative be whacked with a Drug conviction or Cannabis conviction which could limit their travel or career and even lead to loss of possessions and reputations

      • HK_EXPAT_IN_NEW_ZEALAND

        I forgot to mention with UNGASS coming up we could very well see an end to the War on Drugs and War on Cannabis itself

        • willtin

          And the World will be a better place.
          The gangs will have lost their hold over Governments’ policy.

          • HK_EXPAT_IN_NEW_ZEALAND

            I just hope we will see an en to the War on Drugs and War on Cannabis, people who desperately need it should not be treated like criminals

  • I note the Reserve Bank will no longer allow embargoed releases of its monetary decisions due to some fool at MediaWorks jumping the gun. Govt could take a lesson from this and refuse to let the press have the budget until it is released to the general public. The media just keep proving over and over why journalism is the least trusted

    occupation- they just can’t help themselves in their eagerness to attack every legitimate move by government organizations.

    • Dave

      The other way to do it, is to give each organisation to the pre release papers, a sign on to a website, only 2 per organisation, a 500,000 fine if leaked, and code the info so it can be traced.

      Example. We had an issue inside a major franchise with someone leaking info from the reports, i coded all 50 copies, altering a few figures in the reports, it was as simple as report one, Expenditure $121,598.21 report two, Expenditure, $121,598.22 and so on. once we found the leaked data, and the particular code, we identified the leaker.

      • Isherman

        And they’d probably save on feeding the buggers pastries and savouries too.

    • Ross

      Sadly in this case, it wasn’t just one fool… One fool leaked to a few within his organisation, and the another fool then leaked it to a blogger. I’m not surprised the RBNZ have taken a hardline view here. It’s hard to know if anyone has made a dime from this event, but I can guarantee they won’t get the chance in future.

    • Dan

      ust ban mediaworks from future RBNZ press releases for X months. No greater punishment than to have othr news outlets beat you to a story.

  • Seriously?

    I was watching question time on the net last night and my wife commented “I don’t know why you bother with that, they behave worse than children”. She had a point. I guess I live in the beltway, and she views it like most voters do.

  • MaryLou

    Oh I have to say, I really do enjoy Mathew Hooten (pic):

    • Isherman

      He got a couple of nice jabs in on John Campbell as well over his fail interview with Shewan while simultaneously giving Andy a good kicking. It was a good effort.

    • Duchess of Pork

      Hooten will probably still be firing off deadly missives while running his upcoming marathon. At least I hope so but no doubt its phona non grata for the course duration.

  • XCIA

    If Celia wants to walk the talk with her homeless beggars, she should see how the council in Medicine Hat went about it. Medicine Hat became the first city in Canada to eliminate homelessness. No one in the city spends more than 10 days in an emergency shelter or on the streets. If you’ve got no place to go, they’ll simply provide you with housing.
    http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-thursday-edition-1.3074402/medicine-hat-becomes-the-first-city-in-canada-to-eliminate-homelessness-1.3074742

    • Misfit

      she was Paul henry at 6am this morning,totally flummoxed when he keep driving at her to explain the plan to fix it. Typical socialist dribble, support services working together, cuddles and hugs blah blah blah, she was so tied up in knots she looked completely amateur and never gave an answer just to say more meetings, god council people suck my will to live.

  • Brent

    Had me Glued, The royal family would love this.
    https://youtu.be/xd40Sj7z06E

  • Oarsum

    I saw a recent ad for a movie “The Jungle Book”, and I remembered this song by Donovan, Riki Tiki Tavi, ~a mongoose who killed snakes in said Kipling book

    Unsure of the metaphor that Donovan was trying to convey, so here are lyrics
    http://www.metrolyrics.com/riki-tiki-tavi-lyrics-donovan.html

  • Pluto

    Just catching up with todays posts and see there is a predictable lefty uproar about Bill English calling many unemployed jobseekers “pretty damned hopeless”.
    That’s got to be a massive understatement.
    I’ve employed hundreds of people in my time, any time the unemployment rate gets down towards where it is now you are swimming in the unemployable.

    • Sally

      Truth hurts

      • XCIA

        They are so accustomed to telling lies, they can’t handle the truth.

      • Isherman

        Truth?, those doing the outrage and wailing couldn’t even be truthful about what he actually said, let alone the context. And if they care to cast around outside their own echo chamber they will find the feedback backs what he said all the way. They can wish he was talking about all jobseekers all they like but it will never make it true.

  • Wasapilot

    A reminder to those of you playing in the super rugby scrore picking competition to get your picks in by tomorow evening.

    Tip of the week – Jaguares to beat the Crusaders by 13+

    • John Colbert

      Keep dreaming numpty.

  • XCIA

    What about this little gem as an accouterments for the man shed (hide out).

    • MaryLou

      Would look good on my bedside table, which could conveniently be made into a small fridge.

      Oooh – glorious Saturdays…

      • XCIA

        My best friend, a highlander worked at the wharf police station and his wife was an air stewardess. They both worked shifts, so when their timetables allowed for a few days together, they would fill their fridge with sandwiches and champagne, wheel it into the bedroom and stay put until it was time for work again.

    • Dan

      Oh yes! What and where to buy?

    • Goldie

      Nice!… but… are they actually strawberries with the eggs and toast???

      • XCIA

        Yes! Just the champagne is missing…..

        • Spiker

          And the bacon..

        • Goldie

          Good call!

    • Isherman

      There could be a market for that in 12v….for the boat. Compact and multi-function, it would be space well allocated in a small galley or wheelhouse.

      • XCIA

        Sep up transformer?

        • Isherman

          Yeah, its all do-able, but a ready to go 12v version would be a potential winner.

    • Perfect for a proper maimai

      • johcar

        A bit flash for even a proper maimai

    • Sailor Sam

      No fridge?
      Then it is just for those girls who want strawberry toast and a latte.

  • Sally

    Meanwhile most people have better things to do on Saturday including shopping for mother’s day.
    Note the early-bird special. pic

    • That is opening day for game bird season…

      • Sally

        Maybe all the ducks can be earlybirds at Aotea Square

    • Isherman

      The full text description is probably sailing close to the wind with some of the accusations made too, and he was never a “Wall street Banker”, his time at Merill Lynch was in Singapore & London, and his time at the Foreign Exchange Committee of the NY Fed Reserve was in Liberty Street. Fail.

    • Woody

      Who is NZ? I can’t recall a poll of the populace so NZ isn’t demanding anything except the he stay where he is if the latest poll results are an indicator.

    • XCIA

      Is there such a thing as an association of independent fire engine owners who would seize an opportunity to show off their prowess at Aotea Square on the 7th……

    • Greg M

      I have had a guts full of these people assuming they speak for New Zealand. They don’t. Last poll shows 72% of the country don’t want Labour in charge and 90% don’t want the greens, or any of their so called policy.
      “Occupy Queen St / skycity and surrounds” and these other idiot groups have got away with disrupting other peoples rights to get on with their jobs and lives for long enough and it’s about time they all got put in their place. Enough.

      • Isherman

        Just don’t allow it to ruin your day is about all I could suggest mate, but I hear ya.

      • Cadwallader

        This would be the ideal time for a large “Boobs On Bikes” rally! That’s a large rally not “Large Boobs” on bikes! Although either would disrupt these losers!

  • Isherman

    Oh you couldn’t make this up. The Telegraph is following a live address to Labour voters by Jeremy Corbyn. He was asked a question about EU migrants coming into the UK and his answer was “I don’t think too many EU migrants have come to Britain”.
    Not kidding, and he even said it with a straight face. The rest of it is him arguing for the UK to remain inside the EU, even though by his very own admission, the EU allows migrants to undercut UK workers wages!!! Wait, what…

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