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  • Nechtan

    Born today in 1942 Colin Earl keyboard player with Mungo Jerry.

    Born today in 1945 Bob Seger singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist.

    Born today in 1952 Graham Brazier singer, songwriter and guitarist with Hello Sailor.

    Today in 1965 in a Florida hotel room, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards worked out the opening guitar riff of “Satisfaction”.

    Today in 1972, the Tyrannosaurus Rex double album “Prophets, Seers And Sages And The Angels Of The Ages / My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair But Now Their Content To Wear Stars On Their Brows” (two earlier albums combined and re issued) went to number 1 in the UK. The longest title of an album ever at that time. (perhaps ever?)

    Today in 1977 Led Zeppelin broke their own concert attendance record for a single act performance at a show in Michigan, when 76,229 fans saw their performance.

    Died today in 2015 singer and songwriter Errol Brown, best known as the frontman of Hot Chocolate.

  • Carl

    So Wylie Coyote was just a loser. (pic)

  • Nige.

    Dave answered last nights question with:

    “things for work and home”

    What’s on your shopping list of things to make home or work better?

    • Nige.

      I really need to buy a concrete mixer. Luckily I have friends who help me out or I would be stuffed.

      https://youtu.be/SkyqRP8S93Y

    • Carl

      Win big with Lotto, then no work and new house.

      • Mark

        Strewth you are low maintenance!

    • MaryLou

      Time…

      Edit: And a holiday

    • Wasapilot

      We have a lot of Buxus hedge planting. I use a mains power hedge trimmer, which can be a hassle due to the power cord trailing along, just asking to be cut through.

      I think a cordless hedge trimmer might be a good idea, so as it is mothers day on Sunday, Mrs Wasapilot is in for a nice suprise when she opens it.

      If you do not hear from me again after Sunday, you can probably guess what happened ?

      • Huia

        LOL.
        I was given a new hammer and a builders apron for my birthday once. Everyone was shocked except me. I loved it.
        At the time I was helping Mr Huia on the different building sites when we slamming up Beazley’s, I used to help him lay the T & G flooring then when they were ready for me Id go in and nail off all the gib board, (after they had tacked it in place).
        You will be No 1 in Mrs Wasapilots book I’m sure.

        • Wasapilot

          I like your optimism re SWMBO reaction Huia. She is more likely to slice me in two working from the inside out.

          Good on you for helping Mr Huia

          • Huia

            That would be one way to lose weight I guess.
            I’m sure she will love you for the thought when she settles down and thinks about it, I just hope you don’t need surgery to have it removed.

        • nellie

          Our 1st house in the ’80s was a Sth Akl Beazley. It’s still standing….

          • hookerphil

            Huia obviously nailed it up right.

          • nellie

            Yep. Mind you I do recall having our settlement date moved out because the builder disappeared for 10 days to a tangi. Wasn’t you was it Huia?

          • Huia

            Not us. We were the ones waiting for the subbies to come back from their Hui’s and Tangi’s so we could get the job finished and onto the next one.

          • Huia

            I bet it never leaked either.
            Beazleys were before the idiotic trend to build those nice looking Mediterranean style homes with Stucco and without Eaves, totally unsuited for our sub tropical rainfall.

          • Dave

            Ours as well, its still standing and is well looked after. But I note.

            NO ceiling, wall or underfloor insulation, no ventilation system, open fire only, no garage and so on, but we were so happy and grateful to be able to have our own home.

          • Old Chook

            Plenty of Beazley Homes now worth over $1million due to close proximity to Auckland City.

      • Monty

        Good idea. I built a Bach for the Mrs Monty and kids four years ago. Then following year I generously bought her a petrol powered scrub bar. She was delighted at the package, but slightly disappointed it was not a sun umbrella. Still she lets me and master Monty use said scrub bar while she lounges in bean bags drinking Moët

      • KGB

        I don’t miss hedge trimming. They look lovely put a lot of work when you have a few. But some of my hedges were over 4 metres.
        I found the petrol ones too heavy, the batteries useless, and the cord just right.

        • “Gardens are for other people” – me

          • Mark

            I’d quite like a cactus garden… I’d probably make it a security feature,mantrap LOL.

          • Spiker

            Cactus under the windows give burglars something to consider if they’ve managed to get into the compound, over the trip wires & past the hounds.

        • Huia

          I use a chain saw to do my pruning but I had a bit of a fright with it last time I used it, as it kicked back. Didn’t get hurt but it made me change my Jeans.

          • KGB

            Chainsaws terrify me so Ive never used one. Be careful!!!

            I let this hedge get out of hand, I was on my tip-toes reaching it on a fully extended ladder.
            Mr KGB was meant to STAY and hold the bottom of the ladder but every time I looked down he was off “you’ll be right.”
            (pic)

          • Spiker

            Did you use string lines to get it that straight?

          • KGB

            No, I am right-eyed?

            I have learned you can drink and mow (John Deere cup holders), but NEVER drink and trims ones bushes.

          • Spiker

            Learn’t from experience no doubt. Anyway I bow to your obviously superior trimming skills.

          • KGB

            Oh I just noticed what you meant. No they’re power & phone lines ?

          • Spiker

            haha no I could see those there but I was referring to how straight the hedge was & thought you must have used a guide of some sort.

          • KGB

            From my book of being annal about things matching, hanging straight and in groups of odd numbers.
            Then you get too old to get up & down the ladder 500 times to check:)

          • Lux

            Wow that is amazing !!!

        • Wasapilot

          Jeez, impressive. Ours are ony abot 300mm high, so not to much work, but we have around 100m of them.

          • KGB

            They will grow, and grow:)

          • Wasapilot

            The Buxus (box hedge) are pretty well behaved, fingers crossed.

          • KGB

            I have been in a bucks maize. I it was just above my head, and planted in rows of 4 thick. I didn’t think they got that high. I suppose one trims accordingly.

      • Nige.

        Get a ryobi 36v cordless

        • Wasapilot

          Thanks Nige. There are two on the Bunnings website. One is $220, the other $420. Any advice on whetenr it is worth the additional $200?
          http://www.bunnings.co.nz/ryobi-cordless-hedge-trimmer-kit-36v_p03380738

          • Nige.

            At a guess the more expensive on is a hybrid ie it has a cord tucked away in it that can plug into and extension cord for when the battery is flat.

          • Nige.

            or one is naked as in comes without the battery.

          • Dave

            suggest a stihl, better machine, and last much longer

          • Wasapilot

            Just picked up a Stihl, only $100 dearer than a Ryobi, with the specials on at the Stihl dealers here in Christchurch. SWMBO just rolled her eyes when I got home with it, no threats of violence ?

          • ex-JAFA

            It might be a German design, but it’s Chinese made. Go for Swedish through and through, every time.

    • dumbshit

      Willing a 20ft container to fall off a truck, somewhere close to home. Workshop is a bit cluttered with “over kill” toys, in the view of the CFO.

    • Left Right Out

      Need a bathroom makeover….. time to get rid of the shub

      • OK, I’ll bite…

        … sounds like you need a new shub

        /runs away

        • Left Right Out

          Lol… too funny

        • dumbshit

          There could be a “news hub” going cheap soon!

      • Nige.

        Damnstraight

      • KatB

        Newshub?

      • KatB

        Oldshub?

      • Lux

        Kinkyshrub? :-+}

      • Left Right Out

        Shower tub

    • Huia

      We are busy “de cluttering” at the moment.
      Have so much stuff we just don’t need all that any more, it will be a job and a half for the kids to clean up when we have moved into the yonder to that great big fishing spot in the never never.

      • Miss McGerkinshaw

        Thought I’d declutter in preparation for moving into a smaller home. Not enough obviously but the local Hospice shop is profiting from the excess I paid to have moved!

        • jonno1

          Dropped off a carload of stuff at the Hospice shop today. Currently they’re not taking books unfortunately. Next week will phone Tamaki Sports Academy to contribute the bigger stuff to their metal collection fundraiser.

          • Miss McGerkinshaw

            Yes it’s quite amazing what we manage to accumulate. The thing is I actually go through my home every couple of years and declutter!! Obviously not enough :-))

      • hookerphil

        Have said it before, a motivation to clear is that your kids are going to stand around and say “What did the silly old buggar keep that stuff for” and then dumping all those treasures.

    • Miss McGerkinshaw

      Just moved into a new, for me anyway, so a reasonable amount of things.

      Just renovated the bathroom which was a MUST do. Lino still to come but a happy camper.

      So apart from minor ‘fluffling’ the main thing left – I would love to have the garage lined, insulated and lino (or something NOT carpet) on the floor.

      Oh and some painting. Better go before I think of more :-)

    • Nothing at all. I did feel like buying a new computer early today when the whole thing ground to a halt at the wrong moment (for the initiated, I filled swap up 100%), but until the books are back from the accountants we don’t know how much of the accrued dollars are for the IRD and how much is left for a luxury sit down dinner at McD….. Valentines.

    • hookerphil

      My wife has a list – it’s on the fridge door. My list is in my head.
      Edit: Should say her list is for me

    • Sally

      A maid
      A handyman
      A chef

    • Moonroof

      A new (mains pressure) hot water system for little house, along with replacing a disintegrating bay window in the kitchen. New spouting and a modest deck out back too. They all wait for now until I replace job thing with slightly better job thing :)

    • pisces8284

      I always have a list for him indoors. Outdoor lists and indoor lists. I’ve started leaving it on his desk at work so he sees it all the time and I don’t have to nag. Currently the outdoor one is painting the driveway and the indoor one is renovating 20 year old slate on the kitchen floor. A tip from The Resident Builder on Sunday mornings. Love that programme

    • Spiker

      I’m hoping building a new house will sort out all those little jobs that need doing. Somehow though I think new jobs will appear. :-(

    • Lux

      Planting more trees.. I want about a million ..

    • XCIA

      3D holographic entertainment.

  • Left Right Out

    So true…..lol
    (pic)

    • Hard1

      Anyone else here put small stuff on that fold out tray? Not anymore….

      • Platinum Fox

        Never ever take one of those trolleys. I choose the shallow smaller trolleys so less bending involved also.

      • johnandali

        With all those kids sitting (with their nappies exposed) and standing on that tray (with their street shoes on) (and in the main part of the trolleys), I wonder how often (if at all) they are cleaned. It would be interesting to take some swabs of shopping trolleys, including the handles to see what nasties there are on them. I think you’d find they probably have more microbes than a public toilet. In Wanaka the local New World supplies wet-wipes so you can wipe the handles, but I have never seen them anywhere else.

  • rexabus

    Fri night might not be the place for this but where was THIS http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11634785 in today’s media? Article in the herald something but no sign of it on the telly news.. or did I miss it? The guy held a big knife to a mans throat, in Auckland, and shouted Allahu Akbar! How and why is this not in the news ?

    • Left Right Out

      yikes……. that news has been very quiet…. how did it get through the net and on to Horrids page

    • Nechtan

      I would like to hope these “gentlemen” are on the next plane home after their sentences, but somehow I doubt it.

      • Carl

        They might have been been born here Nechtan.

        • Nechtan

          Then we have a bigger problem.

    • MaryLou

      Oh, he’s the Sandringha mosque nutter. Yes, incredible how this is ignored, and has been ever since the Sandringham events. And what’s worse, is people dismiss him as one man. He’s not. He has a following.

      • rexabus

        I guess the media and authories think the mere mention of muslims behaving badly will turn normal right thinking folk into rabid mosque burning far righters

      • herewego

        Not he’s been inside for 10 of the last 12 months – explains the quiet patch.

        I suppose should be happy that at least he wasn’t making home-brew inside

        • MaryLou

          No, probably just converting the inmates.

    • jaundiced

      Likely to get a ‘community based sentence’.
      Nothing to see here.

    • jaundiced

      Its not in the news because ‘experts’ are warning that the media shouldn’t be reporting this kind of stuff, as it gives people negative impressions of Islam.

      Professor Richard Jackson, deputy director of the National Centre of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago, says that ‘it was important media took great care in reporting the case responsibly, as it could cause xenophobia and also add to radicalisation as Muslim fears that the West hated them seemed to be confirmed.’

      I kid you not.

      • ex-JAFA

        What would xenophobia have to do with Islam? Or has he been listening to Dame Susan and thinks it’s a race?

      • rexabus

        Yeah, thank goodness we’ve got experts like that to guide us through these tricky waters and protect people from having too much information eh

      • rexabus

        Thank goodness we’ve got experts like this to protect us and help prevent us all from getting too much information

      • Huia

        Calling it an act of terrorism is not being xenophobic, it is being realistic and truthful.
        Anyone who holds a knife against another’s throat is terrorizing that person and should be dealt to severally in the courts.
        I will even wet the bus ticket for the legal beagles so they can slap the mongrel.

    • Lux

      And here we go .. a slap with a wet bus ticket ..

      Judge Russell Collins ordered Probation to interview both defendants and asked staff to consider the possibility of a community-based sentence.

    • kereru

      And this….Air NZ employee allegedly bought missile part.

      A man who has been arrested after allegedly buying a restricted missile part from the United States worked on aircraft servicing Air New Zealand’s domestic services. Fiji Sun has reported that Fijian citizen William Gulshan Ali was arrested after allegedly breaching the United States’ Arms Export Control Act.

      He worked for Eagle Airways – a regional airline owned by Air New Zealand which operates under the Air New Zealand Link brand. “William Ali is a former employee of Eagle Air, which operates a fleet of four Beech 1900D aircraft. His tenure was six years,” an Air New Zealand spokeswoman said.

      http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11634829

      • hookerphil

        Fiji …………….Lot of Muslims there I think.

      • rexabus

        Yes, we might be bit part players in the bigger scheme of things but sure as sure some of this stuff’s going to wash up on our shores

    • Kiwiracer

      Is this the same guy who is connected to all the drama at the mosque in blockhouse bay?

      • rexabus

        Sounds like it. It’s that he followed through and held a knife to someone’s throat is the part that got my attention. I need to look into this more whether it was factional stuff with another muslim or was the assault and threat on a random infidel. Both disturbing but if it was the latter then just goes to show then that terrorism minded folk are definitely among us… and they won’t be slack about bringing kindred spirits into nz. Why wouldn’t this bloke and his mates be telling overseas jihadist mates to come down here and get the residency ball rolling. “We need more brothers in Islam down here ,my friend” etc etc. “come down to study ,I’ve got a friend who can give you some work “

  • Left Right Out

    One more pic for the night…
    You know who you are… power to you all

  • MaryLou

    Anyone surprised? (pic)

    • Left Right Out

      No… we all know he will try his very best next year

      • No, I asked, and this one’s to be published very soon. The Labour Party have and are being briefed what’s inside the book so they can work out their attacks on Government on the same day it comes out.

        Exactly the same as they did for Dirty Politics / Vote Positive.

        Not sure if I’m allowed to say what it is about, and the boss isn’t here to ask permission, so you need to hold fire.

        • Sally

          Is anything to do with the tweet I saw that Key is going to resign on Tuesday. #panamapapers?

          BTW How come the exciting stuff is happening as soon as I leave the country?

          • I’m always impressed at your observational abilities. You see and understand more than most people.

          • Sally

            I missed my calling. I should have been a private investigator.

          • At times I wonder if you have inside information, but no, you know what to keep an eye on, and you know the coded language and important indicators. It’s quite a skill.

          • ex-JAFA

            Since Ive become politically aware and politically connected, I’ve learned that I never know as much as I think I do, and that there’s always more going on than meets the eye.

            Candidate University starts tomorrow, and I’m hoping I’ll learn a lot more about how to read between the lines, as well as how to campaign if I’m selected again next year.

          • Left Right Out

            Wait… what?

          • Sally

            Remember Grant Robertson tweet about the 10th May. And then there there has also been a couple of references floating around in cyberspace.

          • Left Right Out

            ahhhhhh…… yes….. I just said that to my wife…. you freaked me there for a sec

          • Dave

            The 10th of May is still Mallard season……. many possibilities.

          • herewego

            You’ve got me joining dots and becoming a conspiracy theorist. Could speculate, but suppose will have to look for questions for oral answer on 10 May.

            Not another set of questionably sourced emails I hope

          • Dave

            Hmmmm If that’s the case, if we can ask you not to leave, nothing bad will happen :)

          • KGB

            Or all go with her. Nothing worse than a gloating media?

          • dumbshit

            Hope you packed a head scarf for London!

          • SAM51

            I hope there’s no fire where the smokes coming from on this

        • Left Right Out

          It’s very good to see “journos” are not colluding with political parties…..

          Little and co have a very odd moral compass… much different from the one the accused JK of having

          • KGB

            Greater moral perception, or perhaps deception.

        • Dave

          Hope the boss is enjoying time out polishing both barrels and getting ready for an early morning. Good practice for Tuesday arvo I hope.

        • XCIA

          Frederick Forsyth had “the Day of the Jackal”, Hager will have “the Day of the Weasel”.

        • Jude

          I have to say that for a political party to cry wolf for three years, for me it is wearing thin.
          In fact, this constant nit picking by Hager must be doing his reputation some harm.
          His big reveal must be very spectacular, or else it will be like Kim Dot Com’s big reveal.
          This may blow up in the lefts face.?

    • Oh Please

      Yawn…

  • What movie have you watched that was so incredibly bad, awful or otherwise nearly unwatchable that you have been recommending it ever since?

    Mine?

    – Bad boy Bubby

    • Vlad

      I think The Scent of a Woman was such a stinker that it nearly wrecked my respect for Al Pacino. Plus anything whatsoever with the gurning (look it up) plonker Nicholas Cage in it.

      • Mark

        I was put off him for ages with Raising Arizona,I’m mostly recovered now.

    • Brian Smaller

      I am not sure Bad Boy Bubby was bad. Disturbing.

      My pick for you is Space Cop. About a Cop. From the future. Of Space.

      • Nige.

        i would say “eye opening”

    • Carl

      Most of Adam Sandler’s are not great but I always watch them. I loved Happy Gilmore.

      • johnandali

        My all-time favourite movie is Danny Kaye’s “The Five Pennies”, which is the biography of Red Nichols. Also stars Louis Satchmo Armstrong. The music and songs are memorable. And when did I first see it? Around 1960.

    • Jude

      There have been two movies so bad for us, that we couldn’t watch to the end. They both won awards too!
      Moulin Rouge and There will be Blood.

      Runs and hides:)

      • KGB

        Moulin Rouge was indeed aweful. Hanna and her Sisters was dreadful too.

      • Muffin

        I really like there will be blood

        • Jude

          For Daniel Day Lewis; In the Name Of The Father and Last Of the Mohicans were way more watchable for me:)

          • Muffin

            Lotm was great, and yes better

          • Nige.

            gangsters of new york was his best for me.

            Lincoln was unwatchable crap.

            Youd have to be sooo so into US history to enjoy it.

          • Jude

            Yes hired that and could not watch either. We have Gangs Of New York on DVD and enjoy that one , a young Leonardo De Caprio is a bonus in the movie.

          • Nige.

            Im off him since he has decided to be the be all and end all of global warming.

          • KGB

            I read it, which was enough.

      • LovetoTeach

        I loved Moulin Rouge

    • Left Right Out

      Any movie where they spontaneously burst in to song for no reason

    • Muffin

      Thin red line, bad boy bubby does push an envelope too

    • KGB

      Snakes on planes

      • KatB

        SNAP. My husband and a friend of ours are terrible at picking movies. Snakes on a Plane is one such shocker. Couldn’t work out if it was meant to be serious or a comedy. Couldn’t believe Samuel L Jackson was involved. Mind you I think the guys only remembered the part near the start with the topless woman.

        • KGB

          he said “it sounds like rubbish”
          I said “no, trust me my man Sam’s in it”

    • Bluemanning

      Night of the Lepus 1972 always remembered :-) starred Janet Leigh, Stuart Whitman and DeForest Kelley.

    • Jude

      There is one movie even with wikipidea I just do not get:
      Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy a John Le Carre book made into a movie by Tomas Alfredson.

      • Cadwallader

        Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy:The original BBC series is/was brilliant. The recent film with Gary Oldman was obtuse.

        The most boring film I ever saw was “Little Big Man” (nothing to do with Little Angry.)

        • Jude

          I will try to find that BBC series.
          I read the book first. thought the film would help explain , and ended up rereading the book , trying to understand the film!!
          Le Carre is difficult without producer trying to be clever too!

      • Isherman

        Brilliant movie, but then I’m an immersive Le Carre tragic. Picking up on Cadwallers comment, the one I found obtuse to some degree (in the genre) was “The Numbers Station”.

    • Hard1

      Eraserhead 1977. As bleak as Labor’s election hopes.

    • Barnacles2

      Eyes wide shut, never before have I wanted to walk out of a movie, dreary repeating soundtrack, poor acting and poor story, the trifecta

    • Lux

      Damn .. I thought you also said good.. and as I don’t watch many movies, I searched high and low for mine..

      I’l have to think on for the bad one, as I normally don’t even bother.. Ohh yeah

    • hookerphil

      Loved a movie :McKenna’s Gold – that came out in 1969 – had the song Old Turkey Buzzard in it. Brought a copy a year or two ago – what pathetic crap it was 45 years on.

      • Dave

        I loved that as well, and anything with Clint Eastwood.

      • XCIA

        Yes, some don’t get better with age. I bought a bunch of episodes of Z Cars last year and ended up wondering what I used to get excited about.

    • kereru

      ‘Clash of the Titans’ (1981), so amateurish it was hilarious.

      • Huia

        Now that really was pathetic, sat through it with my grandsons.
        Got to the part when the “warrior” cut his way out of a giant scorpions belly and continued fighting, I leaned over and asked my grandsons if this was a true documentary and they lost the plot, had to leave the theatre they were laughing so much.

    • CheesyEarWax

      Toxic Avenger

    • Lux

      Jaws .. now that’s a classic ..

    • kayaker

      Mother’s Day.

  • MaryLou

    So, a clip of Sarah Palin saying she thinks people ought to be able to question what they’re being told about global warming, and whilst she’s talking our impartial media (Mike McRoberts programme) cuts too the wildfire in Canada. The obvious implication was her stupidity.

    Nice.

  • Lux

    There is something So seriously wrong with our system when these abusers are only charged with manslaughter.
    Why is it not murder?
    The fact are So revolting they made me cry ..

    And people wonder why we have a child abuse epidemic here?
    We have an epidemic here, because no-one is ever really held to account, no matter what revolting acts and terror they dish out to innocent children. All the abusers know they will get a slap on the hand.. Our laws are rubbish.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/faces-of-innocents/79694305/carer-forced-sister-to-deliver-final-blow-to-moko

  • dumbshit

    Ears or nasal?

  • KatB

    You were meeting in a car park. You sure he wasn’t giving you top secret information like, “the eagle has landed” or “barking dogs will sing at midnight”

    • Spiker

      “the chair is against the wall, the chair is against the wall”

  • Dave

    The mental image. Dark sunnies, trench coats, a quick scan of the area for Paparazzi first, the slow walk towards each other, the “club” handshake, a small package is exchanged, the “club” man hug, turn around and walk away.

  • XCIA

    The next crop of cadets coming through………
    https://www.facebook.com/NZPoliceAssociation/videos/1193142650697450/

    • Jude

      They are so cute, and we do owe them a lot of gratitude for saving us from some of the low life out there!
      Very much on Team Police:)

      • hookerphil

        Rather be stuck in a cage with your birds rather than with them.

        • Jude

          At worst you would get covered in the white stuff and flapped at:)!

  • Huia

    That always get me that saying.
    You are going to get a hair cut? you actually have several so which one is going to get the treatment today?

  • Dave

    Attention Media Luvvies, Film stars, AKA news readers and those at “A Newspaper” The role of the CEO is to steer the business through the turbid waters, and keep ahead of the changes needed to keep the business going, thriving and ahead of the competition.

    Seems like FairFax is doing just that, but to make these changes, some jobs will be lost – A LOT. Its the media after all, and its in a near death spiral, News announced a quarterly LOSS of US$230 Mill (article: News Corp has swung to a loss in its third-quarter after it reached a one-time settlement charge of US250million)

    (From Courier Mail) FAIRFAX Media chief executive Greg Hywood has flagged a switch to weekend-only print editions of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

    Mr Hywood says the masthead titles could go weekend-only because those editions generate the majority of their advertising revenue, while the Australian Financial Review could go the opposite way and drop its weekend edition.

    Its behind a paywall but …… http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/fairfax-media-flags-weekendonly-newspapers/news-story/4f935fe5a0f71cc61a1fa6efd420a7bf

    Have a great weekend Media Luvvies, and remember to check the rear view mirror and listen to the office rumour mill.

  • Wasapilot

    Anyone else playing the rugby pick the rugby score on the horrid website able to get into the site?

    • hookerphil

      No, cannot for the past 10 minutes.

      • Wasapilot

        Thought they may have blocked Hurricanes supporters HP.

        • hookerphil

          Yes, all those who are miles behind and have taken all the outsiders (even my Crusaders at 12-)

          • Wasapilot

            You didn’t have the Crusaders at 12- did you HP. Even I had them at 13+

          • hookerphil

            Hang my head. Even with 20 to go they were quite close, one converted try and the margin was 14. Like I said, desperate times.

  • Lux

    Do you have favourite smells, you never get sick off ..
    for moi ..

    The sea
    Freshly mown grass
    Clarins Eau Dynamisante

    • hookerphil

      Had to google the last one, do not think that is me somehow.
      Speedway smells is the tops – azalea plants, especially in the early morning or in the evening, new tar and newly mown grass early in the cricket season.

      • Lux

        Funny you say that .. I convinced two of my partners and even my ex boss it was meant for men and women..

        • hookerphil

          Not South Island men, could you really see Nigel waltzing into Burleighs for a pie smelling of that.

          • Lux

            Hey .. I even just about got my boss to take some ponstan (for ladies period pain) one day, when he had a terrible hangover .. until a co-worker noticed what I was doing … damn it .. I would have had him forever with that little beauty..

            It was hilarious.. he even had one in his mouth..

          • Dave

            You’re Evil !!!!

          • Lux

            So is he .. he has done much the same and worse to me .. :-)

            The funniest thing about it is.. he never takes pills, and it took me ages to get him to even take aspro clear .. and then .. damn it ..

            It was going to be my crowning glory ..

      • Dave

        Speedway smell – Castrol R, best mineral oil for the old JAP and esso engines, and also used in most speedway machines.

    • KGB

      Babies
      Christmas trees
      Opium perfume

    • Jude

      Old Spice , Freshly mown grass and crumbled up weetbix with warm milk and stewed apple.

      • KGB

        Old Spice, I haven’t smelt that for years! Like 4711, an oldie.
        Edit -sp

        • Jude

          It is still out there and reminds me of my Dad,
          Paco Rabanne is another that me and the girls sprayed on more than the recipient:)

          • KGB

            It funny how different scents can smell on people. I can wear Chanel no19 but not no5, it just doesn’t smell nice on me.
            (It was my Mums bottle, she may be giving me a message.)
            A friend used my Opium and it smelt very different on her.

    • XCIA

      I find that smell triggers events long forgotten in a vivid and complex way that nothing else can, but one of my favourite smells is the burnt smell of a mixture of 100 octane, dope and castor oil.

      • Spiker

        One day I was walking past some feijoa trees & instantly I was transported (in my mind) back to the Waiotahi Valley school dental clinic. The rotten fruit was fermenting..

    • Spiker

      Youngs 303 gun oil, rain on the road after a long dry spell.

    • LovetoTeach

      Babies
      The Sea
      Frangipanis
      Fresh bread

    • Wasapilot

      You can’t beat the smell of JetA1 in the morning. Oh, and Mrs Wasapilots perfume, Clinique Aromatics.

      Can’t smell a thing at the mo, man flu attacked me mid afternoon, have had two lemon and honey drinks. SWMBO is sick of me already, alas, females can not begin to imagine how debilitating man flu is.

      • Lux

        I have had it for the last couple of weeks .. its a weird bug going around..

        • Wasapilot

          OMG, if I have it for that long, I think SWMBO may be tempted to put me out of my misery. Hope you are getting better Lux.

          • Lux

            Make the most of the good bits while you can ..
            I’m okay, its just a drag..

            Dose yourself up on painkillers .

          • hookerphil

            To much Clarins Eau Dynamisante

      • KGB

        7 days with nicotine, now have chest infection, and on steroids.

        Oh the irony ?

      • MaryLou

        Add some brandy, you’ll be fine :)

      • Dave

        I was on the supply side of it, didnt like the smell, but once its burnt, its quite nice in small doses

    • Brent

      Planted Cranberry’s below the western facing windrows two years ago. When I I get home in the evening and sit on the porch is my favorite sent. (have to tell the lady of the house to stop eating them)

    • Dave

      Frangipani, freshly mown grass, Rain, the sea, Issey Miyake, oh, in the mornings, fresh coffee and bread.

    • Isherman

      Fresh brewed coffee, the sea, fresh mown grass, sandalwood and cordite.

    • Greg M

      burnt jet fuel
      that rotting vegetation smell in the west coast bush
      No I’m not normal.

    • Bluemanning

      Petrichor; the smell after first rain post warm dry weather.

    • Huia

      Freesia’s and Daphne flowers, Frangipani and Green Lillie flowers.
      The bush and the sea.
      Babies and fresh bread.
      The smell of tea when you open the packet and fresh coffee.
      Freshly baking croissants and frying bacon.
      Gunpowder is another favourite.
      Me weird? yeah/nah

  • Dave

    Thinking of WO as I read this. and some have thrown a LOT of bricks………

  • Curly1952

    had our company awards night tonight – just got home. 3 or 4 low alcohol Amstels and a big feed watching others getting full as bulls on wine and beer quite hilarious really. Some of the pretences go out the window very quickly but I guess I am the same when i’m not driving!!

    • Isherman

      It’s a good drop for a low alc beer, nice enough in fact that nobody laughs when they are ordered at the local, plus you can have a few and hang around a bit longer than you might otherwise when driving.

  • XCIA

    It seems the Waikato District Health Board whilst declaring war on fat is questioning whether it should continue to support schools that sell unhealthy foods to raise funds, like chocolate, given obesity is epidemic. But surely, the dilemma here must be that the latest research has proven that chocolate has many health giving properties including those that are beneficial for heart and brain function. One Waikato school claims they are making more money selling blueberries than they did selling chocolate, but as I recall, it was a Waikato blueberry firm that caused +/- 90 people to contract hepatitis B through poor hygiene standards.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/healthy-eating/chocolate-10-health-reasons-you-should-eat-more-of-it/
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/79370463/waikato-schools-under-fire-from-dhb-for-fundraising-with-unhealthy-foods

    • Oh Please

      We used to sell chocolate to fundraise for our kids’ gymnastic team. You could not have had a more healthy set of kids. Seems only fair that fat, useless, lazy folk should feel better about themselves by supporting healthy, sporting, successful kids.

  • MaryLou

    Courtesy of the Australian Financial Review initially, I’m beginning to see where they’re heading:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/79714914/The-Panama-Papers-New-Zealand-link-revealed?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    • Isherman

      There will be some salivating while its topical…lets see what time does to the story. I still think the left wing will find this might not be the silver bullet they might think it is right now.

      • MaryLou

        I hope that is the case. I think if I was France as an example, I might not be too happy that someone I had a tax agreement with, was taxing at zero percent. I guess we will just have to wait and see – I’m mindful of KDC and Snowdens large claims that came to nought though, so keeping an open mind.

      • XCIA

        Well, the Left wing could claim the high ground by throwing Cunliffe under the big red bus and spilling the beans on his secret trusts.

        • Isherman

          When you suddenly find yourself unarmed in an unexpected knife fight, you can still win…you accept that you will get cut, the secret is making sure you get cut where it matters least, and hitting back where it matters most.

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