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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    because not everyone has an aural fixation, i propose an equivalent thread to the "and what are you listening to?" thread, because my creative and artistic friend(s) often alert me to really great things so, does anyone know how to imbed vimeo, or is it too "out there" to have the ability ? meantime, whilst you cogitate on that, here's my first offering : The Gunfighter really amusing :) and because no-one has even commented on my prior linkage to this web series : High Maintenance immensely fucking awesome !! feel free to add your own, but they had better be good really, really good ... or i won't like them (much)
  2. the title is actually a rhetorical question, i think some time ago i gave my opinion that tony abbott would prove to be our worst prime minister ever, although to be fair i can only remember back to living under ming and his successors, so maybe prior to the middle of last century we had worse leaders anyway, several people offered a dissenting opinion at the time, so i thought it was germane to revisit the subject and ask if there are any people out there who might be able to offer a positive spin on this bunch of hooray henries don't let me single out the p.m. though - feel free to comment on joe hockey, christopher pyne and george brandis too, to name just the worst other offenders on the front bench i don't think i've been as embarrassed to admit australian citizenship since the latter days of the howard regime, but i would be pleased to have somebody enlighten me as to the significant positive changes to australia since the last federal election... although i must accept that the defeat and retirement of kevin rudd stands up as one shining plus knock yourselves out
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    i see dead people

    every new corpse tends to get their own brief thread, and then they sink down the listings like so much dust to the bottom of the vacuum bag of collected human existence so i've decided maybe we need a consolidated thread where each new loss can be mourned, but they all get another chance for consideration with each new addition to the thread, and like a communal cemetery for the entire planet's icons of our younger days, they gain vicarious immortality and repeated exposure whenever someone else comes to the party (as it were) so, today's nomination isn't a major player, but those of significant vintage will remember don rickles he was commonly seen giving shit to celebrities in roasts, but my best memory is him as the conniving player in kelly's heroes - crapgame, the quartermaster who co-ordinated the supplies they needed to set out for the gold, and joined their platoon ...and the voice of mr. potato head in toy story - what better pedigree for a guy who got famous at roasts ? vale mr. rickles; you represent a politically incorrect, simpler world, and you will remain part of the background noise of my youth
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    What's on your mind?

    no i got over my compulsion to keep one of everything i ever used, but if you need it i have a big box of ram from that era and a virge video do-dah like a so-dimm in the same collection
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    how crap is this government ?

    and only if your property is worth under $1.5m and you earn less than 200k as a household (or 125k as an individual) so i'm not sure who will "benefit" - but it sure rules out most people in sydney in the north / east and inner west
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    Atomic Farewell Video Project

    yeah, my wife told me "it gets better at 12 weeks" and i didn't have the heart to educate her on the variable outcome occurring at that arbitrary point she still looked pretty pale and ready to barf at minimal provocation at 22 weeks fwiw, she was much better during the second successful breeding session, but it's a crap shoot my best advice is eat little bits often when you feel like it, and be sure to always keep a decent receptacle at hand - cleaning up spew is almost as much fun as launching it (but luckily i am completely immune to getting squeamish when i won clean up duties) you don't last long in emergency if you go off at every bodily fluid, although really purulent sputum is something that i really don't like
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    What's on your mind?

    me too ! common as....
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    I thought of this today

    he couldn't read the cue cards to do the words which he surely wouldn't know, given that he probably identifies grace as some pussy who once got groped by him
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    The Atomic era concludes and we were magnificent

    send me one! send me one ! and all ! i'll ban myself later probably this time next week
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    better than tarantino at least they told a simple story in under two hours
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    Atomic Farewell Video Project

    you on a roll
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    What's on your mind?

    wait till the offspring is launched, and often the parent has to go "wait, that doesn't look like a *insert chosen name here*... " congrats, cheeky )(and juggs, of course) and well timed letting late pregnancy happen in the cooler months - you'll appreciate that at the time, as will be the joy of all the interrupted sleeps early on when the ambient temp isn't brutally cold to wake up for a feed
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    yo and you can add things to disappear by using the "block element" option, which isn't too complex even for us non coders
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    What's on your mind?

    it's 'straya he be called 'mic in either case
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    you can still block everything the "whitelisted ads" are optional to suffer... and i don't fuck advertsising; and before anyone tells me that it pays for stuff, i have already taken the option of choosing to not watch any site that will only allow me in if i agree otoh, i have sent $ to several good sites where the pitch is " we understand you might not like ads, so please consider a donation"
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    What's on your mind?

    how about adam thomas oliver michael ignatius cooper ?
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    What's on your mind?

    he / she / them will be thanking you to reconsider
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    https://adblockplus.org/ who'da thunk it ?
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    What's on your mind?

    keep in mind how whatever name you people choose, that the rest of their initials will make any bad decision haunt them, especially in school so, like, dexter aloysius greem is a certain lose felix tony williams is .... ftw ! i remember back in the day scanning every movie credit for interesting names... anyhoos, big congratulations of getting the best job you'll ever have, and the worst, and the most endless, for which you get no material pay, and no days off in lieu if it's a job you choose, it's the most rewarding decision you ever made, and also one that you will question for the rest of your days
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    like borderlands meets ww2... and because that took me back (although the 1080 res version looks even better, but it's not on the tube, and i be lazy to search)
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    and it showed a short bit of this, which i loved all those years ago
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    i see dead people

    wrapping, unwrapping, fapping the last one is damien hirst (and jeff koons most of the time)
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    What's on your mind?

    not quite so the best definition for a specialist (or a partialist, as one of my heretic gp cohort would label them) is "specialisation is knowing more and more about less and less until you know almost everything about almost nothing" generic graduates are pretty naive, and they may have had hospital terms that are of minimal use in the real world - my least helpful ones were neurosurgery and intensive care, neither of which have much application in a family practice however, my experiences in emergency included numerous after hour stints covering what would in normal hours have been "generalist" problems but all the gp's were asleep, because not every patient's idea of what constitutes an emergency is strictly that urgent, and often not urgent at all and some general medicine and general surgical rotations the fact that i also have o&g training (and a dedicated year of generalist neonatology and paediatrics which at that stage was not at all needed for emergency) meant i felt i had quite the breadth of knowledge to rate at least a major part of the requisite time served. but the college of crap believed that any experience not gained under their stewardship didn't count even the diploma of o&g was dismissed as "you don't need that to be a gp" whereas i pointed out all my patients where it was relevant thought it was useful in the final standoff they were willing to concede a 3 month stint in my 2nd year out that actually put me off being a gp for much of the early years - being a poorly paid and badly supervised dogsbody for a country practice where the owner was a senior in the college hierarchy, and a singiularly uninspiring role model in the late 1990's, doctors who previously could either "drop in" to gp from more limited background, or retire to it from (say) being a general surgeon, but too old to operate, were made to either be annointed by the college, or thereafter do a several year postgrad fellowship that included being sent to bumfuckistan (like my country term) to "get experience" at that stage, i was married and settled locally, and had previously spent a total of 9 months spread over the years in regional hospitals and the initial gp spot - so i could either pretend to be a new grad junior and do whatever they told me, or go the independent route which at my then % of hours in gp would have taken perhaps 2 decades to accumulate "acceptable" hours the prize for "vocational registration" (formal recognition of adequate experience) was that medicare rebates for the chosen were considerably better than those without, whose rebate has been frozen for eternity (whereas vr rebate has only been frozen for the last 5 years... thanks australian government) same argument when i pointed out not wishing to be sent to anywhere away from home - "it's agreat experience" "oh, have you done it ?" "pardon" "well it's a great experience, so have you had it ? so you can state that with some sincerity..." "i'm already qualified" "yes, so am i... actually i'm technically more qualified, and i've already had that experience 3 times" "we're the college, and we make the rules" can't tell you how many similarly wonderful generalist types were effectively repelled from training, all of whom would have been good gp's if they were given some support the inferiority complex of the college of gp's, and their bureaucratic seizure of the pathway and post qualification mandatory ongoing "education" makes the mafia look like a bunch of social workers
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