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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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    i see dead people

    15000 metres maybe can be seen lower, but you need a clear horizon and wide field of view being stupid ?
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    um, no what if i hint he's older than timmy, and also plays piano (amongst other instruments)
  4. 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

    mike hughes - flat earther flatlines darwin award for sure https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/daredevil-dies-in-homemade-rocket-disaster-on-mission-to-prove-earth-is-flat-20200224-p543le.html
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    it's a male artist
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    given how well noro virus in ships gets transmitted, i agree that containing healthy with sick is pretty silly - they would have done better to offload any suspected cases asap
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    kurt vonnegut wrote a story where there was an epidemic, and eventually it was discovered the infective agent was microscopic chinese they had become so numerous that they developed a technique to shrink their citizens so there would be enough room
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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)
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    NSW / QLD fires

    if you need a stick maybe you need to take your own and not leave it behind
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    up against the wall (non-google help - my offspring is a tim stalker)
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    What's on your mind?

    or better still, get a 28degrees card and use that to pay ebay via paypal, and then you get the exchange rate of mastercard rather than the paypal "rate" which is usually a good 4% more every time i always buy o.s. stuff in greenbacks if possible - best prices the daily (momentary) exchange rate for mastercard is online https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/consumers/get-support/convert-currency.html their bank fee is zero
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    What's on your mind?

    i'm guessing someone did think about it quite intently
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    how crap is this government ?

    time goes faster when you get older
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    i'm guessing the whitlams, but i don't know the song
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    What's on your mind?

    69 never gets old thank god
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    how crap is this government ?

    not for anything less than lots of bucks
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    What's on your mind?

    i7 2600k @ 4ghz 16 gig of ddr3 and a gtx1060 but it's a bit flaky these days - which i suspect is the mobo being a decade into it
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    What's on your mind?

    i had to find it by the circuitous route of looking up waltish's recent posts after i found the "building and troubleshooting" threads i an a bit keen on ryzen, as the old box is getting cranky with me after years of gentle abuse - about a decade now, i think
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    and youssou n'dour, not that he ever gets the credit he deserves for it and it's "shaking the tree" (or more correctly "shakin' the tree") most people know him from this instead
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