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  • Nechtan

    Born today in 1938 Duane Eddy pioneer rock guitarist.

    Born today in 1943 Gary Wright singer, songwriter and guitarist with Spooky Tooth and solo.

    Today in 1986 Van Halen’s album “5150” went to number 1 on the US album chart.

  • Carl

    Hmmm,(pic)

    • KatB

      The round earth society has members right across the board.

      • Bluemanning

        Check, mate!

  • johcar

    Well Pete, it seems I am the exception to the rule.

    I have now had my two Chorus visits.

    The first visit, to blow the fibre from house to street, was on Friday – a visit they made on the off-chance that they could do the job scheduled for today a bit early.

    Then the ONT installer called me today and met me on-site at 1pm.

    By 2pm, my fibre connection was up and running. They tested the wireless connection speed at 175Mbps!!!

    Unfortunately my experience in the house with wired connections isn’t quite as quick as that, but I have found a close neighbour who has a business sorting out these types of issues, and he will also sort out my TV reception problems – tomorrow night.

    All in all, I am a happy camper.

    I am happy to sing Chorus’ praises (or at least the praises of the contractors in this area)!!!

    • Wheninrome

      Certainly quick here in Matakana, Sky also quick to the party, prebooked prior to move both turned up on time due date, no downtime from those technological necessities. 1 team from chorus service from north auckland to kerikeri. Big area to cover.

      • rantykiwi

        That bodes well for my possible shift to Leigh.

        • Wheninrome

          Just get it organised in advance, book your phone no etc.,

    • Awesome news. I’ll cherish it next time I’ve got no connection down for 7-10 days ;)

      • johcar

        Mention my name. They will ignore you for even longer…

    • jcpry

      I’m loving fibre. Regularly exceeds 200Mb down and for some reason up is even quicker. Fibre connection all the way to the laptops.

  • XCIA

    Listened to Josie and Jordan on Larry Williams discussing the Land Tax as if it were a fait accompli. Pagani claimed that NZ has never taxed anyone on the basis of race and it should not happen now. I wonder what she called the payment the government extracted from Chinese that was known as the Chinese Poll Tax then. As for the “Taxpayers” mouthpiece, he has just turned into another Key blagger, so he is now off the donation list. I wish Larry would grow some and get some decent people on his show.

    • Eiselmann

      Admittedly I’m not up to play with this propsed land tax, however I’m not sure why Josie thinks its a race based tax (other than she’s following Labours race based finger pointing and just assumes National is doing the same).

      Its not going to target people based on their race, however if it will make people like Josie feel better…New Zealand born Chinese person buying a farm will not be charged land tax….French born person who has never set foot in New Zealand and has no desire to do so, buys a farm as an investment , will be.

  • Nige.

    Spiker answered last night’s question with:

    “the early 70s”

    Who is the best band from this era?

    • Carl

      Queen.

    • Nechtan

      Led Zeppelin

      • Left Right Out

        Yep Zeppelin for sure

      • HR

        And nothing else close in second place

        • Isherman

          Hmm, Black Sabbath maybey, and the Ramones…definately the Ramones.
          Oh who am I kidding…it was THE era for rock & punk in general, it just wouldn’t be fair not to include all the greats because the 70’s was when it happened.

          • HR

            I’m going to go out on a limb here and (ducks for cover) say Fleetwood Mac in second…..

          • rantykiwi

            You beat me to it

          • Isherman

            Probably not second for me, but nothing wrong with FM…who didn’t have the hots for Stevie in the late sixties / early seventies.

        • Left Right Out

          Pink Floyd were pretty good

          • HR

            Yep, sure were. The 70’s was a pretty awesome musical period, Blondie, Dire Straits, Tom Petty, The Clash, Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper. Probably my favourite musical period.

    • Steve (North Shore)

      Doors

    • XCIA

      Pink Floyd.

      • Goldie

        Goes without saying. I wasn’t thinking of them when Nige said early 70’s, but Dark Side of the Moon was 73 so yes, pure awesomeness

    • Goldie

      I really got into the New Wave stuff (which maybe started mid 70s): Talking Heads, The Cars, and later on I LOVED The Cure (and still do)

      • Forrest Ranger

        Goodie did you know the Cure are playing at the Vector on July 21?

        • Goldie

          Good to know! I know they’ve been here before and I wasn’t able to go. Might have to try harder this time

    • Chris EM

      Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

      • johcar

        Technically not a band – but an AWESOME album!!

        • Chris EM

          Yeah, I know, but an AWESOME album! : )

    • kiwisnab

      Led Zeppelin – they edge out Pink Floyd as Led Zeppelin IV (there best album) was released a year or two earlier than Dark side of the moon – Pink Floyd’s best album.

    • HR

      Best band from the 70’s with the best drummer ever….

      https://youtu.be/r9-42mu1D9Y

    • Oarsum

      For me it was The Allman Brothers. 2 superb guitarists; excellent bassist; great percussion; very good vocals c/w keyboards

      And they led to a raft of so-called Southern Rock bands that I also liked a lot

      • Oarsum

        From the same concert but on different album is this

    • Isherman

      The Ramones live, Rainbow Theatre London ’77.

    • Spiker

      For me late 70’s = The Stranglers.

    • Greg M

      Pink Floyd. Video is comfortably numb from the pulse show in 94.

    • InnerCityDweller

      Led Zep, 1969….

  • Isherman

    Looks like 60 Minutes (Australia) has previous form with trying to get a story from custodial disputes in foreign countries, a prior example involving Turkey has come to light.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/middle-east/79332396/60-minutes-involved-in-child-abduction-case-in-turkey-before-beirut

  • DemocKot

    Budget cuts in the British ? army……

    • Wasapilot

      Just lowering their carbon footprint perhaps.

      • rantykiwi

        It is all green coloured so why not go the whole hog?

    • Isherman

      Night operations stealth vehicle?

  • sandalwood789

    Last night I posted a video from “bionerd23” – a woman who seems to love radiation and poking around near Chernobyl.

    Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster so here she is again. Check out the part from 2:20 on where the radiation detector is giving off a continuous squeal…….

    • Left Right Out

      After watching her last night I went looking for more on Chernobyl… there are some great vids out there on the disaster… I also watched some on Fukushima as well… absolutely crazy how that melted down… and No.1 was just 2hrs away from melting down as well

      • sandalwood789

        She’s a hard case. that’s for sure!

        I don’t think *I’d* want to be poking around in Chernobyl’s soil and having my DNA shredded…… at least, not any more than it is every day by background radiation.

    • DemocKot

      Here is another neat video on Vimeo about Chernobyl. I was in Kiev on holiday in 1999 and met a US plastic surgeon in a restaurant who was starving and I translated the menu for him. He was training local surgeons ( a month each year for free) and I was amazed by some of the work they did fixing up the local kids with more basic gear than the US had.

  • ..

    • Nige.

      Has to be banksy

    • Karma

      Reminds me of saying I saw once… television is the thief of time.

  • Second time around

    Labour has turned on Big Pharma after plugging Keytruda (“ask for it by name”) in parliament just a few weeks ago. Now they are repeating Kelsey’s scaremongering about Pharmac. It shows that despite what we thought, Labour is totally incorruptible and no matter how many free dinners and ball point pens they are given, they can never be relied on.

  • Nige.

    I am watching “Chuck Norris vs communism” on Netflix.

    Based on the title I believe it will be the best documentary ever to be made.

    • You mean, tonight, after 11:30pm, when you’re done working here, you’ll watch it, right?

      • johcar

        Can’t he multi-task?

        • rantykiwi

          He still seems to have a man card so probably not.

          • johcar

            Hmmm. I think I have my man card intact..

            Last year I did a series of data migrations for a telecommunications company (who shall remain nameless) that had to be done between the hours of 11:30PM and 6AM.

            It took several weeks and I managed to watch all episodes of M*A*S*H (via Netflix) in that period while waiting for the back-end systems to do their thing (slowly)…

          • rantykiwi

            Scripting a migration and then kicking back with a video and a coffee isn’t multi-tasking. But don’t tell my boss that – he thinks I work hard in the wee small hours.

          • johcar

            It *is* hard work.

            You have to be awake to babysit it and compos mentis enough to fix it if it falls over.

            And then be asleep the next day, ready for the following night – and that’s hard too, sleeping during the day with sunlight trying to get through your curtains!!

            Even though we are contractors, my boss agreed that we could charge him 8 hours for the overnights even if they only took 6 hours. He charged the client based on the number of services migrated, so no skin off his nose…

          • rantykiwi

            I love the pay by number migrated game. A few years ago I was asked if I could get the data off an old CDC Hawk disk pack (a former colleague had pointed the client in my direction knowing that I probably had a drive sitting in the back of my garage). I said I’d give it a go – $500 to do it to allow for the time in setting it up, no charge if i couldn’t do it. The client accepted this, and was ecstatic when I handed him a copy of the data on a couple of floppy disks the next day. He then asked if i could do a few more, to which I said yes, and brought me in another 30 of the things – it was some of the easiest money I have ever made.

          • Abjv

            I had one of these jobs once. The data migration was offshore being done remotely from here but it had to be outside business hours in both countries to get a reasonable comms speed. Generally meant signing on about 10pm and working through to about 6am. After a week of this I got white anted by co-workers not on the project who complained to management that I wasn’t coming in to the office during the day and how come they didn’t get the perk of being able to work from home.. Had to explain to the manager that after all night up I was an OSH risk if I got in a car to come in. Was instructed in very clear terms this wasn’t good enough, take a taxi if I was too tired to drive but it was completely unacceptable for harmonious office operations for staff not to be at work during working hours. I’m self employed now after telling them to shove it up their midnight oracle.

        • Isherman

          I would argue a technicality that it’s ‘research’ and therefore work…sort of.

          • johcar

            I like the way you think…

      • Usaywot

        Oooooops!

    • Nige.

      There is a percentage of people in this country who naïvely vote for pro communist parties and if that percentage actually had a clue about what fredome was, then they wouldn’t give the likes of the green party or labour a second glance.

      I detest socialism and communism with every cell of my body. Maybe that is why I increase it in size so.

      • DemocKot

        There was one law in Soviet Russia on the books that might appeal to a few people , if you did not work or accept work you could go to jail…….. not always enforced and I gues
        a bribe would have helped avoid it but my MIL knew of people who were locked up.

      • MarcWills

        It’s a bit like those who seem to idolise Che Guevara – they think he was a bit of a hipster, and happily wear t-shirts and have posters with his image. They don’t want to learn the truth, that he belongs in the company of those such as Hitler, Stalin, Bin Laden, Mugabe.
        He’s Marxist, so he must be revered is the young socialists motto. Eventually however, he met his demise after the very peasants he professed to support betrayed him. Influential yes, but memorable, no.

        http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/michael-j-totten/truth-about-che-guevara

    • Goldie

      You’ll need to give us a review, as although the title does sound awesome, it could perhaps go either way?

      • Nige.

        Chuck won!!!!!!

    • So. What did we learn then?
      And was it worth your absence here, with the cool kids?

      • Nige.

        I learned how important it is to make time for the Mrs :)

      • Nige.

        Should’ve been a wink ;)

  • Jude

    I discovered a new band , via my daughters playlist.
    Quite catchy:) Little Mix

    • Left Right Out

      Jude… please….. scroll down the page a little and you will find real music and bands being discussed…… You can thank me later…..lol

      • Jude

        I know but I enjoy some of the “modern ” music too:)

        • Left Right Out

          We all have our weaknesses lol

        • Hang in there Jude. These people are stuck in the past unwilling to accept anything that happened since 2000

          • Left Right Out

            It’s ok Pete we know you listen to Bieber … someone has too….

          • That’s the worst I’ve been treated all day. PAH!

          • Left Right Out

            Yeah… it is pretty rough. No one deserves that sort of treatment….. anyway hows that Bieber 4 Eva tat removal going…lol

          • (pic) slowly getting here

          • Left Right Out

            love it…. thats gold mate

          • rantykiwi

            Did you get your Maccas fix again today Pete? Or have the tribe returned?

          • Tribe are at the Rotorua gondola having met up with friends from southern Hawkes Bay for the day.

            So… the decision is still ahead of me.

          • (pic)

          • (I am a bit perturbed at my LOLOLOLs in private conversation, but this is my family, so no need to be as tough and compromising as you all have been fooled into thinking I am)

          • Nechtan

            2000? Probably about 1980 :-)

          • I was leaving a margin for error, but yes, you’re right.

        • LovetoTeach

          I’m lovin Meghan Trainor at the moment- she’s got some very clever lyrics. Reminds me of the Squeeze

    • Nechtan

      I had 2.5 hours of Little Mix and One Direction on the downward leg of a trip to Hamilton on Sunday, courtesy of my daughter and the same on the return leg. I’m all Mixed and Directioned out.

      • Jude

        Well I was in the car with Little Mix on repeat ? Only so far as the Hutt. Catchy tune so I was ok with the experience!

  • cows4me

    Was watching CNN this morning and there was an item about a protest in Virginia. A US court of appeals has overturned a school policy that barred a transsexual student from using the male toilets because it’s discriminatory. The student is female but identifies as male, was originally told to used a private toilet. Of course this sort of lunacy isn’t only confined to the US even here in back water NZ we have schools that are spending $50,000 on bogs so no offense can be taken. In fact this sort of nonsense is now happening throughout the western world. Interestingly enough we have two posts on WO today that are related to what is really happen. The post on Rachel Smalley and the post on agenda driven reformers. Now before you think old cows is finally losing it let me explain. The left particularly the progressive left are practicing what they call cultural Marxism. They are trying, ever so gradually, to break down the foundations of western civilization. Political correctness is as insidious as cancer as it’s a gradual thing. It’s bit by bit drip by drip as the majority are conditioned to except laws they would have once considered insane. When Rachel Smalley cries white privileged and when the population are told those that have an intellectual handicap must be treated as fully functioning adults then you know we are been had. The majority of sane rational people are being conditioned by PC laws and if they speak out are told they are racist, sexist or are using white privilege. We the majority are under attack from the loons and this transsexual crap is just another battle in the war.

    • Wheninrome

      Europe handled it years ago with their unisex toilets, I found it unusual when on my OE in 1976, surely 40 years on it should be a simple matter of all sharing the same “bog”, given the males might need to be a bit better and more accurate.

      • cows4me

        The issue isn’t so much the toilets but a small minority continually expecting all to bow to their demands.

        • Carl

          Was going to save this one but I cant. (pic)

          • cows4me

            Give it time.

    • Left Right Out

      Yes they’ll be calling for loo’s for obese people soon…… paid for by the sugar tax of course…… I myself will be campaigning for loo’s just for gingers… it’s only fair

      • XCIA

        Well, seeing we are all making demands, I want a toilet seat bidet on every loo, so there! ;-)

      • Blockhead

        As a left hander, I demand separate toilets, with the toilet roll on the other wall.

    • KatB

      Silly me, I watched the end of I Am Cait, last night. I guess it’s pretty much scripted but what comes across to me is how bigoted Cait’s transgender friends are and they don’t even see it. Last night they had issues with a few Ministers in Houston that didn’t agree with their transgender lifestyle. They went to one of the Minister’s services, all fearful and apprehensive of how these judgemental religious people would treat them. Upon exiting the service, they were all surprised how well they had been accepted. Seems the only judgement and bigotry was in their own minds. They also went into public toilets leaving signs in protest of the laws against transgender people using opposite toilets. They don’t seem to get it, people don’t have to agree with their lifestyle, just as long as they respect them as humans. They want to shove their views and lifestyle in everyone’s face and not respect anybody else’s view and then wonder why people are negative to them.

      • Duchess of Pork

        She still has transgender friends after her support for Trump?

        • KatB

          Well they give her hell about being a Republican, because of course she shouldn’t dare have differing political views to them and after all the Republicans have been really nasty to the transgender community too, according to them. There again exposing their own one sided views.

      • cows4me

        They are actually the useful idiots of the progressive left. Encouraged to demand “their” rights and “wants” on general society. As society is conditioned to conform to every fruitcake issue society is slowly becoming conditioned to except anything and this will be our undoing.

  • wilson

    New roy Morgan poll. National down 3.5% 42.5%. Labour down 2% 26%. Greens something. Nz first up 3.5% 12.5%. Interesting

    • Left Right Out

      Ohhhhh Mr 7% you are doing such a good job

    • kayaker

      They think they’ve died and gone to heaven over at the left. “National has plunged…” Apparently. Completely miss the fact that Labour has gone further south.

    • Second time around

      Dated 17 April so after Panama and before Niue. 57.3% feel the government is going in the right direction, 30% in the wrong direction. It is probably a reaction to Panama and Peter’s slagging of Shewan, the big issue that week. Labour would have to do something pretty stupid to sustain a level of just 26% so I imagine they will be up again next month.

      • Isherman

        Just quietly Cunliffe would feel better if they do hover around that point. He’ll be looking for an election result of about 20-22%, so he doesn’t hold the record for worst return ever!

    • sandalwood789

      If Peters holds the balance of power after the next election I really hope he forces the government to back down on any increase in the refugee quota.
      I think Key needs to be taught a lesson in that area – he is far too complacent on immigration policy.

      • XCIA

        God forbid Peters holds the BOP. We have all been through that before and I for one don’t need another T shirt. I just wish the idiot would give it away and melt quietly into retirement so his “Party” would disappear with him.

        • Mark

          I always say that was the best 3 months in NZ politics,we should be working towards paying less of them then paying then to do nothing.

        • Effluent

          He sounded fairly doddery on red radio this morning; I think he’s approaching his use by date, not surprising given his diet of whisky and cigarettes.
          Having said that, if I’m wrong, and he does get to play kingmaker again, I think I’ll go a live in a serious country, say Krzygistan, or Albania….

      • OneTrack

        If Winston holds the balance of power, he will go with Labour/Green. Arise Prime Minister Winston.

        • I’d be willing to bet a fair amount of beer…like 2 pints, that Winnie will never go to bed with the toxic greens. He loathes them!

          • OneTrack

            And if he makes a deal where he is the boss of them …..?

    • Crowgirl

      RM usually has a relatively high margin or error, and the seem to consistently scale National down and the Greens up. I don’t believe for a second that the Greens are up that much, and I’m dubious about NZF as well.

  • Usaywot

    Item on 7 Sharp about Aucklanders moving to Thames to buy a house and then commuting back to Auckland to work. Imagine your fuel costs, wouldn’t that be a false economy?. I was in Thames recently and thought it was a depressing place with a dead main street. I wouldn’t want to live there.

    • johcar

      Back in the 70’s/80’s, there used to be a pub on every corner – most are closed now… Nothing much else there to attract me now…

      • Dumrse

        Sounds like it’s all gone the way of the gold dust.

      • XCIA

        I used to stay at the Brian Baru Hotel for a laugh when they had the “Who done it” nights. Lot of fun and good company.

        • That reminds me of that Faulty Towers thing they used to do… in Mt Eden, was it? Or in that corner somewhere. I remember going as part of a group thinking it would be pretty cringe worthy, but it was actually done quite well. The guy that did Basil as very tall, thin and had most of the moves down pat.

          • XCIA

            There was quite a bit of “themed” dining and entertainment around that time. I remember going to a restaurant at the top of Mt Eden Road that had medieval dining complete with serving wenches. The continuous entertainment was quite funny too.

          • Stuarts.burgers

            Its now the Power Station Music venue, I think Phil Warren ran it,

          • KGB

            There was a Theatre Restaurant group that travelled around NZ. They were very good.

          • jonno1

            There was one in Jervois Rd – you had to enter via the sash window – and another at Glendowie on the waterfront. Such fun, and the actors were brilliant. I tried not to mention the war; I did once but I think I got away with it.

      • Isherman

        The Junction and the Tapu are my two favourites there…had some pretty messy but fun nights in those fine establishments.

    • jcpry

      My mother lives in Waitakaruru. She says the traffic starts around 5:30 each morning – people commuting to Auckland. Not too bad if you works in the South I suppose. But yes I’d not want to live in Thames.

      • rantykiwi

        I wouldn’t want to live in Waitakaruru either – shaky bloody swamp where the houses move every time a truck rolls past.

    • Crowgirl

      My nana lives there – enough said

  • johcar

    There are three sort options for comments in Disqus.

    For my sins I am a pedantic Virgo, and I always choose the “Sort by Oldest” option because to my mind it’s the most sensible. I can then scroll through them all in the order they were made and check the upvotes and new comments….

    What sort order do you use? And why?

    • Newest first. I’ve gotten used to reading it that way, and it means that on long ones the fresh ones are at the top so I don’t have to load all of them to get to the bottom.

      • rantykiwi

        Same sort order here, with the same reasoning. Newest emails at the top in Outlook too.

    • Miss McGerkinshaw

      Didn’t know there was that facility but I must have done something, or their default is newest, as that seems to be the way I get ’em.
      Now off to explore this settings lark..

      • I changed that default for everyone some years ago. I remember how upset everyone was, but nobody at the time realised it was me and they all blamed Disqus :D

        #BOFH

        • Miss McGerkinshaw

          Well I am happy with it that way so will give you a virtual pat on the back and take the glory away from disqus!

      • Duchess of Pork

        You have company!

    • Odd Ball

      Whatever order it comes in, I have enough hassles getting Discus to work reliably as it is, today it’s loading well, tomorrow, who knows…

      • Moonroof

        Firefox? It’s been erratic… Flushing web cache helps it a bit.

        • I’ve had to dump FF. It’s gone mad. Even with no extensions, so I can’t blame anything but the browser. Pity.

          • Moonroof

            Getting close but for fact it does most other stuff well enough here, user since Pheonix 0.1. So, Chrome yes?

          • Yep. I like Chrome better, but it’s a memory hog. So I really would prefer to return to FF :(

          • Goldie

            I just use Edge… it’s perfectly fine *takes a few steps back*

          • I am a strong believer in “if it works for you, that’s all that matters”.

          • rantykiwi

            I wasn’t game to say that out loud, but yes, Edge is actually pretty good.

        • Odd Ball

          No, Windows 10 and Chrome Google, both run equally slow on bad days.

      • Old Dig

        Computer: ‘Discus seems is taking longer than normal’

        Me: No, no it’s not :(

    • Isherman

      Newest first. I’ve already read the previous ones:)

    • Chris EM

      Oldest, for the same reason, and it feels more natural to me.

    • Gaynor

      Oldest first (between about 6 and 8pm) after that newest …best of both worlds lol a common sense leo!

    • pidge

      You can change the sort order? Ah, I see…

  • EveryWhichWayButLeft

    I just took Mr 14 out for dinner and while we were there I had my annual scoff of bluff oysters.
    They cost me one arm, half a leg and three ribs… but man are they worth it.

    Food of the gods!

    • Snot on a plate. Totally overrated.

      • EveryWhichWayButLeft

        Heathen!

        • Some years ago, I was in Stratford of all places. Now, a quick bit of context, this was between Mrs Pete v1 and v2. I had run into this backpacking young woman and we were just talking when I asked when the last time was she’d had a decent meal. Because she’s been slumming it on a couple of bucks a day trying to eke it all out.

          Anyway, I took her for a sit down meal (in Stratford), and decided that I better tick off something from the NZ experience list. I hate seafood so ordered a dozen fresh bluffies.

          She enjoyed 10 of them. My 2nd one was just to ensure the first one was really as awful as I thought.

          • Soleman

            I hope both of them worked for you Pete

          • Left Right Out

            Pete…. seriously, you can’t end the story there…… and? LOL

          • rantykiwi

            And then he got his “Justin Beiber 4eva” tattoo.

          • Mark

            I have never tried them (Oysters) & am more than happy to have my gut feeling backed up by you.

          • XCIA

            I happened upon an oyster eating competition at the Queens Head. Several of the contestants had vomited over tables, the floor and each other, whilst patrons were throwing the contents of jugs over them. It was not a pretty sight.

      • kayaker

        Better washed down with champagne. Better still, skip the little snotters and just go with the champagne.

      • Poppa

        My number one favorite. Compulsory every year. Closely followed by crayfish.

    • JEL51

      Of course you told Mr 14 that they make you teeth drop out ;)

  • sandalwood789

    Japan’s new stealth fighter prototype has just made its first test flight –
    http://www.gizmag.com/japan-x-2-maiden-flight/42970/

    A very nice-looking aircraft too. Having heard of a few problems with the US F-22 and F-35, I wouldn’t be surprised if there are a few buyers for this aircraft instead.

  • XCIA

    This is a meeting in a Swedish town hall where citizens are complaining about refugee housing to be built near to a school. It is being chaired by a typical Green Party Muppet and the people are not happy.

    • OneTrack

      Sorry peons, the elites have chosen where to house the immigrants, and it isn’t going to anywhere near their house, their wife or their children.

      • rexabus

        Listen, now listen… this is important. Don’t do as I do, do as I say

    • Usaywot

      Well it is good to see the citizens of Sweden are not taking things lying down but, boy, there will be trouble ahead, that’s for sure.

  • Oh look! They’ve turned into men at last. (pic)

    • KatB

      Aaaaaaahhhhh, kids, they grow up so fast these days.

  • From the “unfortunate headlines” file

    “Eight-year-old killed in crash ‘really put his soul into everything'”

  • rexabus

    I’m sure ridicule is one of the more potent weapons in the fight against these numbskulls. I hadn’t realized the abdeslam brother who’d blown himself up in the Paris restaurant, while severely injuring some people, hadn’t managed to kill anyone except himself. If our national daily can see fit to make men into boys for the sake of their story I can’t see why when given the opportunity they can’t describe terrorists as the cretins they are. “Bungling Islamic fanatic cretin blows his limbs off without achieving goal of mass fatalities” would have been a good caption for the original story

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