Never Mind The Frolykz, here’s Weekend Wonderland..!!

Hello!!

Good afternoon and welcome to our end of the week – beginning of the weekend – frollicking discussion forum.

It’s been an interesting week by all accounts. It started off with Jesus being resurrected from the dead, which is no mean feet really, and then finished with me watching a movie last night about people who were locked in a building and then began tearing each other limb from limb. Just like any other day at the office really.

Whatever happened to Media Watch? You know the show on the ABC? It used to be really interesting many years ago when it was hosted by Stuart Littlemore, who always had his tongue firmly ensconced in his cheek, but now it’s just an absolute bore. The other night they blabbed on about how the ABC went off the air for a few seconds. I mean like wow, big deal.

Sometimes the media just get it so wrong. For example here’s an article today on torture techniques employed in Guantanamo Bay which features an advertisment “one thousand ways to say thanks a million this Mother’s day”. I mean really…

Anyway, James has bet me to it with today’s music by putting up Susan Boyle’s amazing performance. (A request from Oftenbark).

I’d also like to thank James on behalf of all of us for the sterling job he’s doing with the weekly footy thread.

This is the latest from PSB…

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63 Responses

  1. Was it the Spanish original “REC” or the American remake “Quarantine”?

    Worth a rental or not?

  2. With apologies I promised someone a recipe. It’s not authentic (almost though) Lebanese, but yummy anyway.

    I don’t have a name for it..but here goes..

    500g lamb mince
    3 cloves garlic
    1 tablespoon each, cumin, cinnamon and coriader
    1 tablespoon flour, 1 egg
    1 tablespoon chopped parsley.

    Mix and flatten into thin patties and pan fry in a little olive oil and keep warm in an oven tray.

    Warm pita and spread with tzatziki (the real stuff with cucumber), top with finely sliced lettuce and tomato. Top with patties (already cooked and in the oven). And if one wants to sleep back to back with one’s partner (with apologies) yet more garlic …and so top with hommus. And a sprinkle of fresh chopped mint.

  3. Ross

    It was Quarantine. And worth a rental. Have you seen the original?

    It’s been described as a mix of Cloverfield and The Blair Witch Project, which I reckon is a pretty accurate description.

    The camera work, while hand held, is not as erratic as Cloverfield. Cloverfield really gave me the shits after a while.

    Anyway, yeah get it out, it’s worth watching, it all comes together in the end and it’s interesting to find out what the tennant who always pays his rent on time but hasn’t been seen for months has been up to…

    He He He….

  4. Peace Reb, gotta run. Have a good weekend. 🙂

  5. Okay, I shall watch. Haven’t seen the original but heard excellent things about it.

    Here’s 2 in a similar vein (so to speak) that, if you haven’t seen, are worth it …

    “End of The Line” – Indie Canadian film. Excellent. A rather muddled beginning, but it finds its way after about 15-20 minutes.

    “The Lost” – Indie US film. Despite a horrid sound transfer, also very good. The last 20 minutes are mental.

    Both new releases.

    And give “Dance of the Dead” a miss. It be ratsh*t. Nice try, but ratsh*t.

  6. I’ll keep an eye out (so to speak) for those two Ross!!

  7. The Moscow Times:

    The robber, a 32-year-old man identified by Life.ru as “Viktor,” burst into the salon at around 5 p.m. waving a pistol and ordered all of the stylists and clients to hit the floor and toss him their money.

    At this point, 28-year-old Olga, whom Life.ru describes as a “delicate” girl trained in martial arts, was apparently still standing when she offered to hand over her cash. But when Viktor tried to accept her contribution, Olga surprised him with a quick punch to the chest, knocking the wind out of him before she flipped him to the ground.

    Olga proceeded to tie Viktor up with a hair-dryer cord, gagged him and dragged him into a storage room…

    She tied him to the radiator with handcuffs covered in frilly pink fabric, gave him some Viagra and had her way with him several times over the next 48 hours. When she finally let him go on the evening of March 16, Viktor had been “squeezed like a lemon,” Life.ru reported.

    First, he went to the hospital to have his injured genitals treated . . .

  8. I’ll keep an eye out (so to speak) for those two Ross!!

    And that won’t be easy for a bloke who’s mostly blind drunk on a regular basis. Besides, you’ve got to finish the house painting. I notice that you’ve done the front, but the side still needs doing. Get busy.

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1249/537124004_6d0ba213a1.jpg?v=0

  9. Don’t you start me on the painting Miglo.

    The other arf’s suggesting we ought to invest in this little “do up” job

    🙄

    http://www.realestate.com.au/cgi-bin/rsearch?a=depi&id=105673769

  10. oh danny boy..

    ra pipes ra pipes are callin’

    frae oother thare and over here n awe…

  11. Journalists (and tory-hypocrites) will continue pursuing Rudd over his bad behaviour onboard a RAAF aircraft, primarily because the immediate response of Lachlan Harris, Rudd’s senior spin doctor, was to tell News Ltd hacks that no such incident took place.

    it was left to senior RAAF Officers to put the real story to the media and general public.

    Harris deliberately misled and, accordingly, his position as a senior advisor to the PM is unsustainable.

  12. Reb, those green walls are atrocious. I can see you covering them up with some of your fine classical artwork.

    But back to house painting, I’m selling my weekender because it needs painting, and I simply can’t be bothered.

  13. Reb, see the trouble I go to just to paint my house. Those scaffolds take forever to erect.

  14. I’mm seeing things. It’s nearly 9pm, and someone is AWAKE!

  15. Then again, it’s after 9, and you’re all asleep.

  16. I’m awake, just doing other things.

  17. You fantasising again Tony? (The Moscow Times:) 😆

  18. I have been away with some urgent work (damn – that gets in the way). Anything of note in the blogocomments I should look for?

  19. Joni, the asylum seekers discussion has been interesting and james’s take on all things footy related on the footy thread…

  20. Cool bananas – I will try and find some time later to drop by an have a look.

    Oh – by the way – the Amnesty LGBTQ Network float that I worked on won an award at the New Mardi Gras Awards ceremony last night for “Best use of this Years Theme”. The first time we won an award. We are stoked!

  21. Congratulations Joni,

    Maybe next year you can work on a float to promote the futuristic mega-development of Crapopolis.

    Throw in a handful of bikini clad bimbo’s, a bucketload of peroxide and a fifty gallon drum of botox and you should be right.

    (Tom might even split the cost if you let him promote his deep-fried fly franchise).

  22. Don’t forget the Asian bimboys…got to cater for all in the red light district of Crapperville!

  23. Oftenbark,

    Have a look at Inkster in the last at Flemington today. (Should be around the $5 to $6 mark, so you shouldn’t miss each-way.)

  24. Good work Tony. Ta! S***e and disaster. Here I am wondering where the heck did I file Tony’s Sydney racing form guide page. Searched every file and folder. Alas.
    May I ask of you once more to link me to the Sydney Form/Fields page. Thanks Tony, and happy punting.

  25. I’m not sure which one I gave you last time, but have a look around this site.

  26. Eureka! You’ve done it again Tony.
    Greetings and thanks.

  27. Tony. Prognostication for the Doncaster. What say you?

  28. A very difficult race with many chances, but All Silent is the one to beat (I was at Flemington to witness his awesome win in the Emirates last Spring) and D. Oliver is riding at his peak.

    Mind you, after going through the sectionals of the George Ryder, Black Piranha’s was clearly the best lead-up run, and should be value at around $15.

  29. Yep. The Autonomous Collective lads think D. Oliver preferential ride on All Silent over Alamosa is a clear signal. Always hopeful.

    All noted Tony. Good luck, and ciao for now.

  30. Well said Scaper…

    Maybe I could open up my nightclub “eternal damnation” in the red light district…

    Free entry for Asian bimboys..

  31. reb

    If I may, I will offer to do the pat-down for the Asian bimboys at your nightclub. Purely to be nice to you and relieve you of that onerous task.

  32. Well at least Crapperville is going to be family friendly 🙂

  33. Reb..with nothing much else to do given that hubby is working ALL of this weekend..

    From his rebiness..

    It started off with Jesus being resurrected from the dead, which is no mean feet really,

    No mean feet is excellent..probably a reference to walking lightly over the sea of Galilee.

  34. Wouldn’t he sink now that he feet have holes in them?

  35. Joni, this would seem likely, but would need to check with Aqua. Me thinks that it is a displacement issue.

  36. Great Moscow Times story, Tony.

    Geez, the things a girl has gotta do to get a date in Russia. I heard that there’s been a shortage of fellas there ever since the Germans came calling half a century ago, but this seems a bit extreme, even by Russian standards.

    Either that ,or Olga is Rasputin’s great-great granddaughter.

  37. OH! MY! DEITY!!

    I am sitting here at work co-running a software upgrade and I just noticed a copy of Australian Catholic on a desk – and out of mobid curiosity I picked it up.

    And guess what – up the back is a lonely hearts column… I mean, come on Cardinal Pell – should not you stop this filth in your own backyard – who knows what the people who hook up might get up to!

    I am disgusted.

  38. But, but Joni a workplace is supposed to be non-demoninatinal. If there a copies of the Catholic Weekly (for reb..the Catholic Weakly) then I would immediately be demanding EQUAL RIGHTS for all other religions. Imagine, by the time that you have ploughed your way through the LDS Church News, The Watch Tower, The Christian Post And The Eastern Buddhist…hey and yay it’s home-time!

  39. who knows what the people who hook up might get up to!

    Yes, they might meet up, could go out, possibly even marry, and, God forbid, have children. Can you just imagine the extra stress on the planet from all those babies?

  40. I was thinking more that they might meet up, go and and – shock horror (or is that God forbid) – use condoms!!

    Oh the humanity.

  41. Re my:

    non-demoninatinal.

    Very obviously it’s time to purchase a new keyburd beuse thus 2qon itsn’t working very well.

  42. joni, on April 18th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Oh ye of little faith, do you really think that it was by accident that an omnipotent, omnipresent, infallible God left a copy of that text on a desk for you to read, or that you did indeed read it? And that you made a bee-line for the lonely hearts column, formed lustful thoughts in your heart, and then re-played the admonitions of Cardinal Pell for your immortal soul’s edification? 😉

  43. And page 14 has a photo of men in tight shorts hugging. How outrageous.

  44. Umm joni..you’re taking about Footy News aren’t you?

  45. As the social justice, trade union and conservation groups around the world gear up for the biggest bout of public participation in politics in decades, the current issue of Red Pepper magazine features a piece on why taking it to the streets is still the greatest political lever that ordinary people can use.

    More here: http://www.redpepper.org.uk/Not-just-a-summer-of-rage

  46. Tony: Your astute posting of sectional times in the George Ryder Stakes re BP proved to be a (profitable) masterstroke.
    After reading the Sportsman, albeit a little late on Sat. morning, I went off Ollies mount after deciding lucky Mr. Moratis’ entry had superb quality and form.
    Good call, and thanks once again.

  47. Oftenbark,

    I’m glad you had a win. May there be many more in store for all the punters here.

  48. Cheers Tony:

    JAMES:
    The little that I saw of the Port v Hawthorn game left me with the impression that either the Hawthorn players look tired and disinterested, or that Clarksons gameplan has been meticulously dissected and trumped by opposing coaches, whereas Geelong seem to be travelling along very nicely.
    What say you?

    Will someone please read the Crockers their last rites, call in the liquidators now.
    A business associate of mine bet a sizeable amount of money Dockers to lose by 41 points or more, duly reaping the chocs.

    James: Seems as though WCE history may be repeating at Carlton. Seems as though Judd is the vine from which all other fruit hangs. Hmmm. Wake up Carlton.

    WCE to be beaten by the Bullies.

    Tony: I sincerely hope Tiges win today. Looking forward to Cuzzie’s return. Not sure how much longer Cuzzie’s hammie can stand up to pressure. Could be another Nathan Buckley scenario. We shall see.

    Min: Did the Wobbles win? Settle down. Stranger things have happened.

  49. Thanks Oftenbark, fingers crossed.

  50. Tony – just perfect!

  51. Did Port win in my absence?

  52. Yes Tony, just perfect (not). Hmmm.

    Yes, Port did win, and won well (let the record show).

  53. Mig: From the little I saw of the Port v Hawthorn game, twas quite obvious Choco had worked out a very successful plan to trap Hawthorn within their own rolling defense. Hawthorn players seemed to have been left stranded between the lines, chasing Port jumpers. Clarkson looked bemused, out of ideas. Port had hard running players carrying the ball almost at will, Buddy looked out of touch, whilst at the other end Tredrea played like a 17 year old, kicking six great goals.
    Well done Choco.

  54. OB I was driving interstate and quite annoyed that I couldn’t get the game on the radio. I was getting the scores through via sms which is hardly ideal but better than not knowing.

    The game was replayed on Fox this morning at 8 am at the motel. Crawled out of bed – completely hungover – went downstairs for an early breakfast to get back in time for the replay.

    Was one of the few games I’ve missed since 1997. Was also one of the few games where I thought that Choco’s coaching was exceptional. He showed on the day that he is a good strategist.

    Port stuffed up my tipping. So did that mob in WA. I scored a grand total of 3.

  55. Well Migs ol’ son, I was sitting in the departure lounge of Perth International Airport with close family and friends, as my lovely niece was on her way to a European jaunt.
    Again I say, twas clearly apparent Clarkson had been trumped. Other coaches, perhaps after the Swans defeat of the Hakws, and now Choc’s great win, will see how the Hawks game plan has been blown apart. IMHO, this is no small matter. The Hawks may be in a spot of bother.

    ‘I scored a grand total of 3’ – Mig
    Well there you go Mig. I’ve blasted past you with a grand total of 4 (hehehe).
    Not to worry. We’re not the only supposed experts lamenting our weekly picks. But I have a theory as to why tipping may be haywire this year. Seems to me that apart from Geelong, most other sides fit into the ordinary to bad class. I’m still not convinced the Saints are the real deal. They have a very difficult 3 to 4 weeks coming up facing real opposition. We shall see. To me, at this stage, Geelong and Sydney are the real deal, even though Sydney may not have the total class they once had, they’re a very honest football outfit.
    WCE? Well, if they we’re racehorses, you’d ask them to provide urine sample. But they’re not, so we won’t ask.

  56. Well Migs ol’ son, I was sitting in the departure lounge of Perth International Airport with close family and friends, as my lovely niece was on her way to a European jaunt.
    Again I say, twas clearly apparent Clarkson had been trumped. Other coaches, perhaps after the Swans defeat of the Hakws, and now Choc’s great win, will see how the Hawks game plan has been blown apart. IMHO, this is no small matter. The Hawks may be in a spot of bother.

    ‘I scored a grand total of 3’ – Mig
    Well there you go Mig. I’ve blasted past you with a grand total of 4 (hehehe).
    Not to worry. We’re not the only supposed experts lamenting our weekly picks. But I have a theory as to why tipping may be haywire this year. Seems to me that apart from Geelong, most other sides fit into the ordinary to bad class. I’m still not convinced the Saints are the real deal. They have a very difficult 3 to 4 weeks coming up facing real opposition. We shall see. To me, at this stage, Geelong and Sydney are the real deal, even though Sydney may not have the total class they once had, they’re a very honest football outfit.
    WCE? Well, if they were racehorses, you’d ask them to provide urine sample. But they’re not, so we won’t ask.

  57. Now don’t have me repeat that again! (grin)

  58. I missed that first bit OB. What did you say?

  59. The first part? Oh, right you are. Here we go.

    GOODNIGHT MIGLO!

  60. ‘Night OB. It’s been a bloody long and suffering day.

  61. Zionists have established an organisation called Megaphone, designed to allow stooges for the rogue state of Israel, living around the world, to defend the indefensible in the world media. These propoganda merchants were active in Australian blogs, for example, during the deliberate destruction during January 2009 of EU and UN funded Palestinian infrastructure and the unlawful targeting of unarmed civilians by the IDF, one of the world’s best-equipped militaries.

    While megaphone’s agents, with American linguistics and standardised-phrasing, were dead easy to spot, such undemocratic groups are formed to manipulate the perceptions of ordinary people via the media and generate support – cough, cough – for Israel’s outrageous behaviour.

    No mention by the megaphone stooges, of course, of the fact that such moronic political theatre drives Palestinians into the arms of Hamas and Hezbollah as the only remaining organisations that can offer them health and social services – and seriously damages the long-term security of the Jewish people and the State of Israel.

    I’m sure the neo-con nut jobs of America have established similar organisations that try to manipulate public opinion to support their own whacko ‘flat earth’ vision.

    But if you look at how public sentiment around the world has turned against Israel for its resort to state sponsored thuggery in support of it’s own murky internal political agenda, I’d say the neo cons are spitting into the wind.

    The internet era that has thankfully reduced the effectiveness of one-way broadcast communications and associated propoganda tricks as this blog demonstrates …

  62. Tony, on April 19th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Can I just say, “I like Chinese, Mexicali, and anything Texican”?

    Don’t Believe The Hype, on April 20th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Pffft, you take all the fun out of a highly successful Hasbara campaign that has ‘the Alliance’ scared to attend a UN conference on racism, discrimination, and intolerance in Geneva, for fear of continuing blowback. 😉

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