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  • Nechtan

    Born today in 1943 “Lonesome” Dave Pevertt singer and guitarist with Savoy Brown and Foghat.

    Born today in 1947 Gerry Rafferty singer, songwriter with Steelers Wheel and solo.

    Born today in 1947 Lee Kerslake drummer with Uriah Heep and later Ozzy Osbourne.

    Born today in 1953 Peter Garrett environmentalist, activist and singer with “Midnight Oil”

    Today in 1964 The Rolling Stones released their self-titled debut album.

    • ex-JAFA

      And here’s a Humblebums track. They were Gerry Rafferty’s first band.
      http://youtu.be/AEx_HF6QLVI

      • Nechtan

        Billy talks about (eventually)

  • Carl

    This would be hilarious. (pic)

    • XCIA

      Perhaps with a half eaten snarler in the other hand…..

    • Asian_driver

      Beer and wine are fined or clarified with animal products. She must have hit the top shelf

  • Nige.

    Sally answered last nights question with:

    ‘”never ending source ”

    What do you wish would never run out?

    • Nechtan

      Beer and Bacon.

    • sandalwood789

      Life, good health and money.

      • XCIA

        That will do me!

    • KGB

      pic

    • Chris EM

      My tikka paste, because then I have to make more.

      • willtin

        I can’t tikka it up, without trying it.

        • Chris EM

          Took a minute or so before I clicked. : )

    • Left Right Out

      breathing…… in and out

    • Internet access. Yep. I’m out and proud.

      • willtin

        There are Agencies available …

    • Disinfectant

      My Brain.
      It is my greatest asset and I am so happy to have been blessed with a good one.

      • willtin

        You make sense to me.

    • Spiker

      Ammo, unlimited ammo. That’ll do me.

      • Miss Phit

        And barrels that are self cleaning and wont wear out.

    • pisces8284 .

      Good health of me and mine, money, internet and NZ wine

    • dumbshit

      The love of my life!

    • intelligentes candida diva

      NZ being clean n green Went for a walk today in a oasis in town Still discovering the loveliness that is South Canterbury

    • JEL51

      All those already listed…….. &…… friends

    • Goldie

      My mobile phone battery… or just batteries in general (laptop, mouse, ecig…)

    • Steve (North Shore)

      never ending source of stupidity from Labour and those who vote for them

    • EveryWhichWayButLeft

      Fossil Fuels*
      They’ve had such a positive impact on the development of human society throughout the ages. Plus it would shut those whinging greenies up about peak oil, esp once the AGW myth is busted good and proper.

      * note: I’m inclined to believe that fossil fuels are not finite and will continue to be produced in the earth’s crust. But, I think demand will always outstrip what the earth can produce.

    • Dumrse

      Any wine bottle I open.

    • LovetoTeach

      My supply of crispy M and Ms…but with that comes an additional wish that they didn’t go straight to my butt/hips/thighs

    • willtin

      Love.

    • Nige.

      Steve (North Shore) answered last night’s question with:

      ” stupidity from Labour ”

      What are some of the most stupid mistakes you’ve seen made in politics?

  • sandalwood789

    Quite a sobering article here –
    “Palestinians – Erasing Christian history” – http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/7832/palestinians-christian-history

    The “Palestinians” are going to build a shopping mall on the site of an old Byzantine church in Gaza.

    Quote – “Palestinian Christians are up in arms over the destruction of the ruins of an ancient Byzantine church that were recently discovered in Gaza City.

    The protest, however, failed to win the attention of the international community, especially United Nations agencies such as UNESCO, whose mission is to secure the world’s cultural and natural heritage.

    The ruins of the 1800-year-old church were discovered in Palestine Square, in the Al-Daraj neighborhood of Gaza City, where **Hamas is planning to build a shopping mall**. The dramatic discovery of the antiquities did not seem to leave an impression on the construction workers, who removed artifacts and continued with their work at the site.

    Defying belief, bulldozers were used to destroy some of the church artifacts, drawing sharp criticism from Palestinian Christians, some of whom rushed to accuse both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) of copying ISIS tactics to demolish historic sites.

    For Palestinian Christians, the destruction of the church ruins is yet a further attempt by Palestinian Muslim leaders to efface both Christian history and signs of any Christian presence in the Palestinian territories.”

    No coverage in the MSM (of course) because it isn’t Israel doing the destruction and it is Christians on the receiving end.

  • Nige.

    I had a wonderful productive day today. I didnt spend any time at work/a job today which is a bit of an anomaly. I put on several albums while i worked my way through several jobs that are normally put off until any other time.

    I dont know why Nickleback get such a hard time…. *ducks for cover

    • Disinfectant

      Nechtan will be after you.

    • Nechtan

      Because……………….. they’re Nickleback!

    • Carl

      If you have seen this story you will understand it. (pic)

      • taxpayer

        A man was caught trying to sneak in to a Nickleback concert, security chased him and he fell in a ditch and broke both legs, he was put in an ambulance and taken straight to a mental hospital, because who in their right mind tries to sneak in to a Nickleback concert.

      • taxpayer

        Warning! there is an email going around, it says click on this link and you will get the latest Nickleback album free.
        It’s not a virus, you will get the new Nickleback album for free.

      • Dave
    • Mark

      I am a Nickelback fan.

      • Goldie

        I also don’t understand what the problem is? Some of the lyrics might be a bit iffy (apparently), but I actually don’t mind them.

        • Mark

          I too am baffled,it is rocking,fun,upbeat “Pop” music,seemingly Pop is short for popular? Laughing all the way to the bank,but I am sure the constant whining gets tedious.

    • EveryWhichWayButLeft

      I’ve found a mate for you Nige… [pic]

      • Miss Phit

        Apparently a scary fact about nickleback albums.

        If you play them backwards they sound like the devil is talking to you and even more creepy is if you play them the right way…they sound like nickleback.
        Edtited to add.

        Bugger, someone beat me to it.

    • intelligentes candida diva

      Love Nothing else matters

  • Herbert Charles

    If you havent seen it already. Hillary Clinton’s new song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNasnz2zdWc

  • Disinfectant

    Received a card today in the mailbox from “flip” offering a broadband deal for $59.95/month up to 40 Gb’s and free national calling. Not only that, but a $75 credit by signing up.
    Are they any good?

    • EveryWhichWayButLeft

      Flip is part of M2, which recently acquired CallPlus, who prior to that had acquired Orcon and also owns Slingshot, Flip and 2talk brands… Following so far?

      The thing is to read fine print – from memory with Flip if you go over 40gb they throttle you back to dial-up. That’s not a lot of fun…

      • One of my favourite words over the last few years… unlimited

        • EveryWhichWayButLeft

          Yep, and it’s pretty much going to be the norm when the Hawaiki and Tasman cables are complete.

          Funny thing, when I had fibre installed on a 500gb plan, I made damn sure I maxed it out every month.

          Now that I’m unlimited, I probably average only half that. If I’m paying for it, I’m going to use it. I reckon if every internet plan was unlimited the telcos would see bugger all difference in overall traffic volumes from what they see now. Of course it’s only going to grow as more online services and content become available/mainstream.

          • Yeah. And I think mobile needs to head there too.

        • Goldie

          I’ll see your unlimited, and raise you 150 Mb/s (potentially)

          • Heh. I can have fibre now, they just put it into the ground. But my VDSL is working well enough, so I’ve decided not to bother.

            4 of us can stream or play games at the same time and there is still elbow room.

          • johcar

            VDSL at my current address is 50:10, with fibre not scheduled to be available here until 2018.

            But with VDSL speed like that, who cares…

            Luckily, my new house (weigh I move into on Thursday) has fibre – have signed up for a 200/unlimited plan with Spark

    • Skydog

      Sorry I can’t answer your question, but I think there is little battle going on with the ISP’s at the moment. I received a card from slingshot the other day. Too late for us, as we just signed up with orcon for another year.

      As another ISP was offering a better deal, we called Orcon and they ended up reducing the bill ($20 per month) to meet the competitors price as long as we signed up for another year. Not sure but maybe 2degrees internet is shaking things up a bit?

    • We use Flip with a 60Gb contract, works well.

    • Wendy

      Im with Flip and have unlimited data (but no land line).

      I am very happy with them…no complaints at all. The billed amount is direct debited, which for the control freak in me was a bit iffy, but for the lazy bottom in me is perfect.

      Their communications with me are simple, informal and to the point; Ive had no problems with service; and, possibly most importantly, they are not Telecom.

  • OneTrack

    Has Angry repeated his comments about John Shewan outside the house yet? I love the smell of defamation proceedings in the morning. What a nasty Little man he is.

  • XCIA

    This advice may, or may not help! I have three WHWT’s. Two are proper gentlemen, but the girl is a reincarnation of Ma Barker. I have tried everything including a range of whistles, clickers, clackers and compressed air devices. I have taken her to training classes and had training en situ, non of which made any impression on her. I was looking through E Bay some weeks ago and happened on a WW2 ARP badge of office and an ARP whistle. One of my mothers uncles was an ARP warden, so I thought it would be nice to buy them. They duly arrived last week and I tested the whistle, which is the same as the original two chamber police whistle. No sooner had I blown the thing than a white blur roared past me, jumped on the bed and buried her head in the pillows. thinking this could have been a fluke, I tried it several more times when she started barking with the same results. Now, after a week, I have a completely reconditioned dog with the help of an old WW2 whistle. There are some police whistles still available on E Bay if they can help anyone. I have bought another two just to keep in stock.

    • MaryLou

      I have to ask – having tried to figure it out for the longest time… what is WHWT’s?

      • Goldie

        I take a guess – West Highland White Terrier?

        • MaryLou

          Ah, could be! Thanks.

        • XCIA

          Correct!

      • XCIA

        This is one that stood still long enough to have his picture taken!

        • MaryLou

          Awww. that’s really, really cute…

      • willtin

        Wow, Howie’s Whatsit’s Titanic

  • intelligentes candida diva
  • Gaynor

    Thanks to whoever mentioned “Mad Jack Churchill” last night . I have spent an interesting hour or so reading about him.An amazing character …he needs a film made about his life .

  • Dave

    Never listened to them, to many other things to do, but for news, ABC, Courier Mail, or the Australian. Oh, the ABC is as left as, but ABCradio is virtually neutral.

  • Going to be a quiet night here. I can sense it. Might as well turn the ruggers on.

    • dumbshit

      Off out the door to work soon, so the world can gallop by till about 3am. Might have to crank the aircon up a notch tonight!

      • What needs doing this time of day?

        • dumbshit

          Exporting “cows” milk powder, etc.

          • KatB

            My husbands at work making sure the milk is coming in to make milk powder with.

          • dumbshit

            Eltham or Hawera? I remember the original “spray powder factory”, being built in Collingwood Street, in Eltham, about 1963!

          • KatB

            Hawera. Collingwood Street is now a processed cheese plant.

          • dumbshit

            Must do a memory lane trip back down that way sometime. Got a sister in New Plymouth, but the old stamping ground of Eltham, is devoid of any traces of our family.

    • Carl

      I’ve chosen to torture myself again by watching the warriors. Come to think of it watching the warriors or the blues could be classed as torture.

      • pisces8284 .

        They are on fire…

        • Carl

          Yes they are and might win easy. But they could blow this as well. IT’S THE WARRIORS.

    • Sally

      Family night the old fashion way. Meal followed by card and board games. Five minutes catch up here. Can’t even look at daily trivia.

    • XCIA

      There is always Coronation Street ;-)

      • I nearly used my hammer. There are limits.

      • Goldie

        Waaaay back, I was forced to watch it because my parents would do so religiously. Whenever I hear that theme tune now, I go into paroxysms trying to find the remote to turn it off!

        • XCIA

          Did you know that this is the Hosk’s favourite program. Who would have thought!

  • Serious question. Why are Auckland so bad at rugby? They have the largest population to draw from. The have all the genetic advantages of a large pasifika ‘catchment’, and yet they can’t put it together.

    • Carl

      I’ll be blunt here Pete. The problem and it is the same with the warriors, to many pasifika players who have used their size and look amazing think that is enough. Put the same guys in Aussie teams in rugby league they excel because they learn hard work.The times the warriors have made the final is because they have hard nose Aussie players that got them there, it is the same with the rugby team.

      • jcpry

        It’s more complex than that. It comes back to the coaching and development of juniors and the way they are brought through the ranks. Auckland is always infatuated with the next player coming through and discard the current players into whom they have invested.
        The grass is not always greener.

        • Left Right Out

          Waisaki and fekitoa are great examples of that

          • jcpry

            Seu for the Chiefs is another. Looks like a good prospect.

      • Looks like ruddy League half the time with all that dancing about.

    • Curly1952

      All obviously great ball players however everyone wants to run, pass and off load and whilst that looks spectacular there needs to be some hard graft in the tight and this is where the Blues lack a bit. It wasn’t until the last 15 minutes or so tonight when they rolled up their sleeves and took the direct route to close the game out. This work needs to be done early to get some go forward.

  • What is something you watch on TV that’s your guilty pleasure? You kind of know you shouldn’t but you enjoy it so what the hell?

    Me: Never missed an episode of

    – Survivor
    – Hell’s Kitchen

    IT’S RAAAAAAAAW!

    • Disinfectant

      Dukes of Hazard.

    • Left Right Out

      I’m a big fan of Goldrush and American Pickers

    • Goldie

      I very rarely watch ANY live TV, but the wife got me hooked onto Aussie Master Chef! Other than that there is 7 Days, and at the moment, a British program called Posh Pawn, which is a bit of fun.

    • Wendy

      Gardeners World. It makes me feel like a right nana.

      Oh, and Housewives of Beverly Hills/New Jersey/Orange County (not the rubbish Melbourne one though).

      • KatB

        I like those Real Housewives programmes too, sad to say. You’re right not the Ozzie one though. The Americans do that rubbish so much better.

    • Asian_driver

      The Americans

    • XCIA

      Over the years, I must have watched every episode several times, but it is being re-run again and I can’t resist – Hogans Hero’s.

      • Some of those are perennial classics. Get Smart is in that category too.

        • willtin

          Sorry about that Chief!

          • johcar

            Missed it by *that* much…

        • XCIA

          Yes, I know what you mean. Over the years I have bought the complete sets of many of my favourite old programs. The one I have resisted is the Prisoner, because I fear it may not hold the appeal it once did.

          • patriot

            My husband has the whole DVD series of ‘The Prisoner’. Says its just as good as when he saw it the 1st time round. He also loves Hogans Heroes (recording them nowadays on the Jones channel) and Get Smart. However, his favourite old show is The Avengers…also recording that. I used to love ‘Lost in Space’.

          • XCIA

            Thanks! I don’t know if Will Robinson would stand the test of time ;-)

        • Jafarma

          The Jones! TV channel is a good place to go to pick up many of the old favourites from yesteryear

      • I’ve been thinking about binge watching all of M*A*S*H, but I’m not sure if that’s wise…. there are ‘a few’ episode….

        • Left Right Out

          I have the complete mash series…. have watched it so many times…. love it… timeless

          • First few seasons are a little flat, because Hotlips hasn’t got much depth yet (no sniggering), but after a while the slapstick turns into deep deep character development.

          • Left Right Out

            I thought when Potter came into the show and Burns left it got better…… some of the episodes that Alda directed were a little deep for the show…..

          • XCIA

            Loretta Swit is simply the best. over the years I have collected some of her MASH memorabilia from her EBay auctions that she has to benefit her animal charity.

          • Left Right Out

            I met her in Dunedin… I think she came out for a telethon or something

        • Oh Please

          Apparently MASH lasted longer than the Korean War :)

      • Goldie

        Yes, a classic. With a lot of those programs that you grew up with though, I’m hesitant to re-watch now, for fear of spoiling the memories with how dated they might be?

        • XCIA

          I have found there are some that fall into that category and you wonder what the hell you saw in them in the first place, but for me Hogans Heros, MASH, Get Smart are not in that category.

        • Miss McGerkinshaw

          For me Some Mothers do Have ‘Em, Are You Being Served and MASH are as funny now as then.

      • Curly1952

        I’m like that with Fawlty Towers. I think there was only 12 episodes made of this program but it never ceases to give me a good belly laugh

      • Cadwallader

        Agree, but did you ever see the film “Kelly’s Heros” which featured Donald Sutherland, Telly (Kojak) Savalas and a young-ish Clint Eastwood? Great film, damn funny with a lesson about the pointlessness of war when German and US tank crews decide it is better to rob a bank together than to scrap over it.

        • XCIA

          Yes, many, many years ago. I’ll download it tonight to refresh my memory.

          • Bluemanning

            Just did! great memories, and the actors are so young….

        • patriot

          ‘Gee…that takes me back…’Burning Bridges’ (Mike Curb Congregation)from ‘Kellys Heroes’ movie was my fav song for months back then.

          • Jude

            That is on my husbands playlist?

    • KGB

      Survivor is my favourite. I enjoy the strategies and deceptions different people apply. Most people Take their eyes off the ball, play happy campers and friendship reign. Some try to maintain all principles and play a righteous game. It is not a winning strategy.
      The great villains of the game are most interesting.
      I think they made about 25. I was hooked by Richard the naked gay guy who won the 1st ever series.
      Human behavour is interesting.

      • Goldie

        I must admit to watching several series. I think my favourite contestant was Boston Rob.

      • Still making them now. Season 32 :)

        • KGB

          I found sky’s box office had Survivor on in the afternoon. I’m up to 22. Boston Rob has just finally won one. Philip (ex FBI) was hilarious in his baggy pink Y-fronts. Mad as a March hare!
          Jeff has the best job in the world.
          It’s interesting how different tactics succeed or fail. Women who play on their sexuality, and those with great work ethics. Sometimes it gets them to the end, sometimes it gets them out early in the game. I suppose the dynamics of every individual tribe is the key.
          Hope sky continues to run them back to back, I’m way behind if there’s 32 :)

      • Mark

        I was hooked when early on I predicted Richard Hatch would win.His still ranks as one of the best wins.
        Still one of my fav players is Russell Hantz,he was the one that turned the game on its head & went looking for idols,brilliant.

    • Woody

      Ahh, Survivor, we watched episodes 7 & 8 from series 32 tonight.

  • Wendy

    I’ve been MIA lately due to work and study, but in between I’ve been doing a friend a favour…
    Said friend has recently bought a yacht as a pretty impressive mid life crisis project(pictured below), and I have been put in charge of soft furnishings and medical supplies. When I went through the medical supplies I found a lot of curious things, including these two gems. Look carefully at the labels…

    • Kitschinsync

      The combination of those two meds makes for all sorts of fascinating conjecture..was one to ease the pain of the other?.

      On a lighter note..I would swear that is the same yacht I was aboard up in the islands around 8 ish years ago?, whats her name?.

  • willtin

    Hard case stuff from a site WO first lead me to.

    https://youtu.be/yJutO3D_EF8

  • Old Kiwi

    The talk tonight about fibre and connection reminds me. Signed up with Spark in Feb for plan 100 speed and unlimited. Received new modem a couple of days later and the install was indicated for 7th March. That was the last I’ve heard from them. Can anyone confirm the 100 speed is actually the number of days they take to install it? Probably time I made some noise about it I suppose.

    • Greg M

      Having supervised the installation of the fibre backbone in our apartment building late last year, we decided in February to upgrade the office / apartment to fibre. After hearing nothing for a few months I received a text message a few weeks ago from spark saying there was no fibre in our building so the job has been cancelled. They are gold plated hopeless. The communication between Spark and Chorus is non existent. Suffice to say we are taking our business elsewhere and are actively encouraging other apartment buildings to do the same.

  • Citizen

    Stephen Fry hits out at safe spaces, and the destruction of freedom of speech by the left. http://attitude.co.uk/stephen-fry-hits-out-at-infantile-culture-of-trigger-words-and-safe-spaces/

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