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  1. 6 points
    "Betty and Tim died in a car accident on the eve of their wedding. In heaven, they asked St. Peter if they could still be married. "Well", he said, looking flustered, " let me find out if this is possible, stay here, and I'll be right back". Six months passed and finally Peter returned. "Yes", he said with a smile, "we can do this for you". The couple looked a bit sheepish. " Seeing as we spent so much time waiting, we need to know that if things don't work out, can we be divorced ?" An irritated frown crossed St. Peter's face. "It took me six months to find a priest up here, how long do you think it' going to take for me to find a lawyer ?! " C/o my work mag.
  2. 5 points
    omm ... now ... early next week Walt has a cataract sorted. Now he's been remarkably patient whilst the vaseline glass he looks through steadily becomes more opaque . the worst of it over the last few years till present. One of the comments we've been getting is curiosity as to his reaction to how I will look to him ... so anyway tonight he asks me if I'm bothered , and then assures me that he will try not to throw up ...ffs ... I told him if he threw up he'd be able to see it to fucking clean it up
  3. 5 points
    I know this is an old thread, but it was bugging me too that I couldn't remember what show this was, that my searching for it brought me to your thread. So as I had nothing better to do this evening, I've just spent a good hour going through lists of old TV shows, and was about to give up, but then found it! It's "Professor Poopsnagle's Steam Zeppelin". To quote from Wikipedia "The golden salamanders had been buried long ago to indicate where each mineral could be found. After the first one was found, the cryptogram on it would lead the children and the doctor to the next one. What they had to do in each case was to decipher the cryptogram on each salamander." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professor_Poopsnagle's_Steam_Zeppelin Now just to find somewhere that streams the episodes!
  4. 4 points
    Such is the problem with laws that individuals are distinct entities and can be totally seperate from corporate ones which in turn can be seperate from other corporate ones. Such that a person can commit an utter cuntact and be untouchable. The thing with minor parties and independents is that they can promise the earth, be as populist as they want because even if they got 100% of the contested vote in their electorate/s they'd still be incapable of delivering their promises. As such, they can tell you they'll give you a duck that shits gold and there'll be no shortage of believers.
  5. 4 points
    The thread that that wouldn't die, on the forum that wouldn't die, answers the question that couldn't be answered, by someone out on the intartubes, who 10 years and 2 days later signs up and posts the answer. If this doesn't prove the feasibility of " Infinite Improbability Drive" nothing will. ?Is it !Atomic! .. !Yes Sir! .. It's very Atomic! ................................................................. By the way putting Professor Poopsnagle's Steam Zeppelin into Google produces strange edcuation based results... methinks there is a problem with Google's brownian motion generator. A fresh cup of tea might sort it. Anways Hello and welcome to the Atomic Forums Kel
  6. 4 points
    So, it's nothing like the Snowy Mountains Scheme - despite the name. I did not know that before, but somehow I am failing to be surprised. I've reached the point that if anyone in government announced Sunlight 2.0, I'd expect a packet of darkness. You're assuming they have some sort of self-awareness.
  7. 4 points
    Travelling in the same cabin on a train were a Kiwi guy, an Australian bloke, a little old lady, and a good looking young lady. The Train goes into a dark tunnel and a few seconds later there is the sound of a loud slap. When the train emerges from the tunnel, the Kiwi has a bright red hand print on his cheek. No one speaks. The old lady thinks: "The Kiwi guy must have groped the blonde in the dark, and she slapped his cheek." The young lady thinks: "that Kiwi guy must have tried to grope me in the dark, but missed and fondled the old lady and she slapped his cheek." The Kiwi thinks: "that Aussie bloke must have groped the young check in the dark. She tried to slep hem but messed and got me instead." "The Australian thinks: "I can't wait for another tunnel, just so I can slap that Kiwi again!"
  8. 3 points
  9. 3 points
    leo, you see "business" from the bubble of a niche supplier in i.t. i have a similarly luxurious gig in a boutique general practice where "bulk bill" is a non-event, although "zero gap" at my discretion is a personal choice for patients who are on hard times but have previously paid like everyone else and are my professional responsibility the difference seems to be that i have also done enough time in the public system, where even in this well heeled (and well healed) locale there are people who are screwed by the liberal protocols, and who have tony abbott to stand up for them, meaning they have no representation people like you and me will do well under (and even despite) a labor government because we have the flexibility and intelligence and chutzpah to make it happen as much as i appreciate that people generally vote for self interest, i tend to consider adverse affects of therapies, rather than the 1% cure rate if i apply a serious poison to a sick recipient the liberals are medicine for the 1%
  10. 3 points
    He is Trump Lite in a way. But, he likes to sit in the comfortable space between the two major parties, and cherry pick the policies of both.
  11. 3 points
    Lack of content and poster = why the hell would you want to engage in this thread?
  12. 3 points
    https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pgM7rge83G?play=true ^for context
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  15. 3 points
    I once had a pet Kamchatka brown bear. That fucking Beresheet all over my house AND in my car.
  16. 3 points
    The best Chilli Peppers song. Ever.
  17. 3 points
    And the current jokers haven't? All I hear from the LNP side is how fantastic it is to have a budget surplus, the first in 12 years apparently, while conveniently ignoring the fact that for the previous 6 years they have been in government. So does that mean the LNP where useless before now or is it only bad when the ALP has a deficit. Also how much of this wonderful surplus is because they have deferred spending to the next budget, or cut or delayed other projects just to cook the current books?
  18. 3 points
    It would be so much better putting it into community projects or anything that uses the money as a collective really. Who is really going to have their lives changed in any meaningful way by these sorts of concessions. I do wonder if these sorts of things actually work to make people happier or if most people see it as pointless.
  19. 3 points
    Sure am happy I sprung for the pv last year. Last quarter's bill was $6!
  20. 3 points
    I merely made a cheap gag about Evelyn's typo. I thought it was pretty funny, but nobody around here seems to have much of a sense of humour.
  21. 3 points
    My god. There really is an image for everything.
  22. 3 points
    is this not exactly what happened? she did not announce the call to prayer. "Most comments I've seen believe she responded perfectly in the aftermath of this crime, but that this oversteps the mark and will be more divisive as she is literally telling non-Muslims to participate in Islamic prayer, whether they believe in one God, no God or an entirely different ethos" i expect theres some truth that it will be divisive for a minority of non-islamophobic people. i just dont think it matters much in the grand scheme. because:- 1) i am sure we have had televised state funerals in this country drenched in all sorts of nutty Christian mumbo jumbo with sermons pitched at presumed believers — while everyone else has been expected to brush off their discomfort as a mark of respect, and done so with little trouble given the context. 2) this is a one-time-only ultimate fuck you to the aims of the perpetrator, and the good of that outweighs all else
  23. 2 points
    I don't know how you can be surprised by this. You consider the source of your beliefs to be infallible, and un-falsifiable, and those beliefs hinge on absolutes, so there's no point discussing anything with you of any significance. I think most people that respond to your threads have already accepted that you aren't *really* interested in changing your mind, and engage mainly as a form of amusement. You aren't taken seriously. You make it impossible to take you seriously.
  24. 2 points
    After all these many years, from the joy of the magazines creation and success, to the first meets and IRC and all the social events and community - way before Facebook existed - Atomic brought so many firsts. My biggest upset was when it ended and the owners who decided to absorb it, shunt the website into a corner of their domain and eventually pulled the plug on our magazine. To my mind that was a huge loss of a unique group that drastically reduced in size, vibrancy and tempo. We struggle through for many years - a shadow of what it had been - a a real testament to those that carry on steadfastly loyal and ever helpful. I wonder if with this new ownership if a Renaissance offering might be pitched Ben? What a Phoenix move that could be! The community of Atomic and its most vibrant was a thing unique in all my years and experiences - and as I said all before Facebook! If one trawled through the Greenroom over its many years a researcher would find anthropological gold! Hope that is not just an idle fancy, if Atomic re-emerged at full force imagine what it could be today...
  25. 2 points
    She is intelligent and articulate, and I understand all her points. However, I don't see that we can't live together peacefully. She points out what the media and government have done to divide us, and it's not like the environments we're living in ever occurred before industrialisation. We're in a period of trial and error with humanity. Mass slaughters have occurred regularly throughout history, in the name of war, colonisation, religion, revenge. It's only in the last 100 years that Western culture has advocated for human rights. It's only in the last 100 years that immigration has sought to meld societies. It's still a new concept relative to how fast society can adapt to it or see it as normal. I feel that *most* of the population can live harmoniously so long as their own culture is not forced to change, and that they do not become a demonised minority. What I can't see changing, is the mentality of the few who value money and power over the rights of others.
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