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#1193342 New car time (also, ow)

Posted by chrisg on 14 July 2017 - 06:22 PM



 CVs are a pain in the butt, but maybe they are better now, I went through a period where several mates had Minis, it was about a once a month chore spread across them :)


Any excuse for a few beers will do :)



#1193005 What's on your mind?

Posted by chrisg on 01 July 2017 - 02:36 PM


Came home from work in the early hours to discover some arsewipe had smashed my daughters passenger window and ripped out her cheapo dashcam.

Stupid bastard even left the power lead behind.


£302 for a new window all for a (now) useless £40 dashcam



maybe they didn't need the power lead ;P such a stupid waste of your time and money ... All cars should be fitted with bullet /shatter proof windows. ... that automatically pop out when the car has been in a road accident ... and yes the vehicle is smart enough to register the diff between a road accident and a stupid tosser thief.


:) would be nice but the equivalent in bulletproof would run around $3k - multiply that out by the number of windows in a typical car, screens are more...


Sorry to hear it Outcast, we had a spate of those around here a couple of years ago, over 100 in one night, my wife and stepson included.



#1192856 how crap is this government ?

Posted by chrisg on 28 June 2017 - 02:59 AM

If I remember correctly, the moronic Labor government lowered the ratio from 1 worker per 7 kids to 1 per 5 when they were in power, thereby increasing costs all round.

Really, if a grownup can't control 7 under fives, they shouldn't be in the industry.



There speaks a single man.... 7 under 5 ? Pass the chair and whip please :)



#1192620 Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

Posted by chrisg on 19 June 2017 - 04:35 PM




Keith is pickled - before the Stones became really famous we lived on the same street in London and used to drink at the same pub on the corner.


I like a drink but he used to put scotch away at about the same rate as I did Guinness and he'd still walk home without a stumble :)


Dunno about the drugs - not my scene, but I'm unconvinced he was ever straight but could always hold a lucid conversation :)



When are you going to write a memoir? (not at all sarcastic by the way)


Just got this about an hour ago. I am a 70% man, well, used to be. After one bite of this my mouth was filled bitter insipidity, the smoothest condensed soil ever eaten.


Waste not! I manned up and finished the square I had broken off, and no sooner it was gone I was bringing a square of old faithful 70% to my mouth. YUCK!! What is this? Dark chocolate molasses?


Has 90% now forever spoiled my palate? How did it do so.. so quickly? Do I have to eat this always from now on?




One of these days I guess - been thinking of it but not sure where to start :)


70% is about as high as we go, saw that 90% the other day, I don't think so :)



#1192347 "The Australia Tax" on electronics...

Posted by chrisg on 09 June 2017 - 12:51 PM



I was offered extended warranty on a bloody stab mixer the other day - thing cost $35, same brand as my last one that lasted over 20 years...


We had a little "discussion" and suddenly it was $30 and no further mention of extended warranty...


It's retail and apart from staples not much is selling, they are getting desperate as we move into an automated society with far fewer jobs around.



#1192185 What's on your mind?

Posted by chrisg on 03 June 2017 - 02:12 PM

Pauline hanson is in red neck darwin apparently ...



 Can you keep her ? please :)



#1191663 What's on your mind?

Posted by chrisg on 16 May 2017 - 04:18 PM

Moors Murderer Ian Brady has slipped into hell


I was amazed he was still alive, but glad he's dead :)



#1191412 What's on your mind?

Posted by chrisg on 06 May 2017 - 11:12 AM



Me thinks this recall isn't gonna work, people will keep their bottles!

Whee!  That ain't gin - that's moonshine!

2 in 1 deal I say




I fail to see the problem but then again I do enjoy a G&T, less gin more tonic and the bottle will last longer :)



#1191239 So far so good...

Posted by chrisg on 28 April 2017 - 12:55 PM



Do what I did Mac, catch glandular fever - lost 15kgs in about six months, it reached the point where my doc wrote me a "Script except it wasn't for the pharmacy it was for me, a shopping list... Interesting sense of humour has my doc :)


(BTW, I was not overweight in the first place :) )



#1190845 War is brewing in Asia

Posted by chrisg on 15 April 2017 - 02:32 PM



Perhaps Leo you should have a read about the Korean war, the North, with assistance from China, damned near won and very nearly pushed the U.S. forces off the peninsula.


Would that re-occur?


I don't know, but fanaticism knows few boundaries...According to a now very elderly friend of mine who was there in the thick of it they just came in waves and did not care how many of them died. Insane, but I've no reason to doubt him.



#1190255 Now this I couldn't believe ...

Posted by chrisg on 25 March 2017 - 09:16 AM



Well, if you will live in Tassie... :)



#1189605 Thank you Hospitals! (Sincerely)

Posted by chrisg on 07 March 2017 - 04:31 PM

nothing in particular, but I'm always in awe of health professionals.

It does remind me of when my mum was crook. We took it in turns to sit with her 24 hours a day. One day I was starting my 'shift' with her and because of the hour the only way to get into the hospital was through the emergency department.

It was the scariest place I've ever been in my life. :(

Yeah,j emergency is never much fun, been a lot of much scarier places but my kids, and that wife, found it rather terrifying.


I sometimes wonder how they work there tbh.



#1189509 What's on your mind?

Posted by chrisg on 04 March 2017 - 12:57 PM


Cats are as you said animals out of control, all kittens should be spaded.when they are old enough and you can't miss with the shovel.No seriously they all should be desexed
unless you are a breeder.

If you buy a pedigreed cat (from a breeder, obviously) it will be spayed when you take delivery. At least in SA.

I've always had cats - I find their independence far preferable to a dog's slavishness. However, if you let your moggy out to prowl unsupervised, much as it may like it, you're being an irresponsible fuckwit: it will kill things; and they have no road sense at all. (ie: be prepared to have a flat cat if you live near a main road)




I suppose I've had cats pretty much all my life, the one with us now is the oddest ever, very old, very conniving, will get fed twice in quick succession if we don't happen to converse. I really do not know if it is deliberate or memory loss, but given how much she used to eat a day compared to now, I suspect there is a mix of both.


Busy losing weight though, despite all that food, dunno, she eats and sleeps, never leaves the property, not sure how much longer she is going to last but still fit despite the weight loss.


They can be very crazy creatures that's for sure.


My mother officially has one but has adopted two strays - sort of a signature in my family, they seem to find us :)



#1189422 So far so good...

Posted by chrisg on 02 March 2017 - 04:58 PM



I had added weight last year for some reason, diet hasn't really changed in years, but then I had a repeat of glandular fever.


Not sure I'd recommend it as a diet but it took 15Kgs off me in no time and my cholesterol went down to 4ish.


It's not always just about weight though, muscle weighs more and whilst I don't really exercise much I carry much more of that than of fat so I hover in the 85/90KG region which my doc is perfectly happy with, he was not happy with me at 100/105KG, neither was I.



#1189021 What's on your mind?

Posted by chrisg on 22 February 2017 - 03:17 PM

Friggin privatisation, why do we need a government when they don't own anything since they keep on selling off everything not nailed down.





We could always sell them, as organs ;)