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  1. 7 points
    Well no one can say we didn't give her one heck of a send off. The church was pretty much packed and almost everyone stayed behind after to have a cup of tea and a chat over sandwiches and cake, pies and pasties etc. Her family and her church family baked up a storm, more than even the large crowd could quite consume. Pretty much the entire family, my two girls in Perth who could not make it aside were there and most stayed on at my sister's place in the hills for a rather drunken night. I decided to stay over, probably wise. Somewhat amazingly no one was picked up by the cops but there will have been a few sore heads this morning. I'm not sure my tea-totalling mother would have completely approved but it was our way of seeing her off. Bye mum, you could drive me nuts on occasion but you were a great mother and had one heck of a life.
  2. 5 points
    Curly went hunting one day up in The Northern Territory' and bagged three ducks. He put them in the back of his Ute and was about to drive home when he was confronted by a surly Territory game warden who didn't like smart alecs. The warden ordered Curly to show his hunting license, so Curly pulled out a valid Northern Territory license.. The game warden looked at the license, then reached over and picked up one of the ducks, sniffed its bum and said, "This duck ain't from The Territory. This is a Queensland duck. You got a Queensland huntin' license?" Curly reached into his wallet and produced a Queensland license. The game warden looked at it, then reached over and grabbed the second duck, sniffed its bum, and said "This ain't a Queensland duck. This duck's from West Australia. You got a West Australian license?" Curly reached into his wallet and produced a West Australian hunting license. The warden then reached over and picked up the third duck, Sniffed its bum, and said, "This ain't a Western Australian duck. This duck's from South Australia. You got a South Australian Huntin license?" Again Curly reached into his wallet and brought out a South Australian license. The game warden was extremely frustrated at this point, and he yelled at Curly "just where the hell are you from?" Curly smiled turned around, bent over, dropped his pants, and said, "You tell me, you're the expert...
  3. 5 points
    It started with Ben and a great idea Probably after a wine or a beer He started a mag and a forum for all That’s when it started and its been a ball There was Mael, virt, grams and more Since day one watching door Keeping out spammers, wankers and bots And more than a few, actually lots Flouncys baby started to grow Thousands of members we got to know Some young, some old, some crazies too But all entertaining for me and for you Along with moz, chaos, morris and others We had dads, mums, sisters and brothers All types came to watch and learn As atomic grew and and we all took a turn To make the mag and site our own We punched the keyboards or even our phones The topics were wide and there were heaps We laughed and joked, complained and we weeped We saw people leave throwing ted out of bed Only to come back and start a new thread We have others that leave without a fuss But always come back because they miss us So although much quieter than we once knew Atomic still lives because of people like you Its still a place we all remember and love It seems to fit us all like a glove I’m proud to have been a part of this place Its special, its different, it is in your face It was there every time we wanted to vent We wonder were the last 18 years went Lots has changed but some stay the same Still a place where you look for a name Be it Leo or scruffy , rybags or nic Every one here is here for the kicks So please feel free to add your own verse You can type it nicely or you can curse Remembering your time with the laughs and the fears The place called atomic that’s been here for years.
  4. 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
  5. 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!
  6. 4 points
    Hiya Eveln! I can actually kick very high as I'm now a competitive dancer and Allstar cheerleader! It's not like the cheerleaders you see on the sidelines at footy games though, Allstar cheer is a sport in its own right and we compete against other Allstar squads from all over Aus. We do not have pom poms, there's no chants, and we don't represent any other sports teams or codes, WE are the team and this IS the sport. It's a mix of high energy dance routines, gymnastics and stunts. I bloody love it - never been fitter or stronger in my life. We hit the gym multi times a week at practice, we do conditioning and weight training, dance rehearsals, spend long hours at comps together, and travel around Aus for comps together. My team has been the NSW State Champions in our division for the last 3 years, and we held the title of National Champions in 2016 and 2017 when we ranked in 1st place at the Australian Allstar Cheer and Dance Nationals. Last year we placed 2nd at Nationals. This is basically my life right now!
  7. 4 points
    You reckon Anning’s mum would’ve voted for him?
  8. 4 points
    CSIRO are a shade of their past, under-funded and then their research gets sold off to the commercial sector for peanuts. it's criminal what our governments did to the CSIRO.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 3 points
    My Grandsons first game on a pinball machine
  13. 3 points
    ocau sucked me in again my first ever set of in ear monitors (a nod to the headfi thread i stole the pic from : https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/tin-hifi-t3.23570/reviews ) i am somewhat awe struck at the sound such little things can deliver, especially using my altoids tin cmoy amp from the same forum (like the ones here : http://www.lucidlaboratories.com/shop-1/cmoy-headphone-amplifier ) all those plus the pan am tube amp were impulse buys that have been worth every dollar spent, especially at the immense discount used gear gives
  14. 3 points
    first dog nails it yet again i agree with other analysis that too much detail of potential change loses a winnable election, just like john hewson's "fightback" self goal; even dutton quoted "this is the sweetest victory of them all" with a nod to keating, and probably identified the similarity never underestimate the attraction of greed and "safety" over benefits to an entire nation my guess is that when the global recession hits any time soon, the libs will be unhappy that it's not possible to complain that "it's all labor's fault" not saying that the labor team would have any more hope of averting world financial disaster, but for the less privileged waiting for something to trickle down, it's unlikely they'll get anything that hasn't been filtered through wealthy kidneys hey! a little more time to fuck things up will make the prospect of a labor government with a suitably charismatic leader with no disturbingly fair policies a shoo in for the next democratic sausage fest
  15. 3 points
    I'm of the opinion that nobody in a position of authority has any right to financial privacy - at least not from oversight positions. Whether that's IAD, the IRS, congress, or whatever, if your office is likely to be bribed, then any oversight body has to be able to see your records on demand. No dicking about in court giving you time to shift you ill-gotten gains to a better hiding space - right fucking now will do just fine. Yes, that's a bit heavy-handed, but I really don't see any alternative if you want to keep your authority figures accountable. And if they don't aren't prepared to be transparent in that regard, then maybe they're in the wrong job.
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  17. 3 points
    i have zero time for spruikers, and i especially despise that chirpy breed of gladhand that loiters around the entrances of polling stations wearing their team colours. i dont care whose team youre on. if i havent sought eye contact with you, i am not interested. save that shit-eating grin for someone else. dont wave to me. dont call out to me. dont expect the slightest acknowledgement that you exist and breathe the same air i do. i am not sure that ive ever seen a "how to vote" card in the flesh. whoever needs one of these come polling day should probably forfeit their vote.
  18. 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%
  19. 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.
  20. 3 points
    Lack of content and poster = why the hell would you want to engage in this thread?
  21. 3 points
    https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pgM7rge83G?play=true ^for context
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  24. 3 points
    I once had a pet Kamchatka brown bear. That fucking Beresheet all over my house AND in my car.
  25. 3 points
    The best Chilli Peppers song. Ever.
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