Friday, March 23, 2007

Lucia Friday Night Free For All

Open chat thread.

I'll turn on anon comments for a while for this.

58 comment(s):

Murray said...

I see DPF's now has the lunatics running the asylum with the usual mental defectives simply being shrill and frenquent.

Whaleoil said...

Evening all....I'll post between tries in the rugby...

KG said...

evening people. Typing from a canvas camp chair that feels about 150mm high..
Moving home is a pain.

Whaleoil said...

Try!!!! Blues smashing the Waratahs already

ScrubOne said...

Gudday.

Just came from murrary's.

"Fact is George its actually a law in New Zealand that no one is permitted to display an actual likeness of The Dear Leader"

- actually it *is* a rule with the media that any camera person who makes her look bad is not allowed to film her again. Only the old hands get to try apparently...

ZenTiger said...

Try? There is no try. Just do.

ScrubOne said...

Yes, do or do not, there is not try.

Lucyna said...

Hello to Murray, Keith, Scrubone, and WhaleOil!

Sorry about the mess, this place will get sorted out soon. Zen?

I seemed to have scared off most commenters with my recent posts, but then that was to be expected.

Did anyone catch NewTalk ZB this morning with Holmes and whathername, Jane Clifton, who were talking about the repeal of S59? Holmes was very quiet through the whole thing, hardly argumentative. I was mostly asleep and trying to wake up, so I didn't really hear much of it as I use the radio from 7am as my alarm. The mornings when Helen Clark are on are the hardest to wake up on.

Whaleoil said...

Another Try looks like the Blues are following Yoda's advice

Jim D said...

I didn't catch the ZB one, but I did hear Sue Bradford on Morning Report. Hilarious. Well worth listening to.

Lucyna said...

Hi Jim!

Was that this morning?

ScrubOne said...

Yea, LLPOF was clearly seriously rattled. She had a bunch of trite phrases (i.e. lies) she always trots out. She forgot most of them this morning.

scrubone said...

Just getting my google account working again, after I forgot the pw.

ZenTiger said...

An Irishman who had a little too much to drink is driving home from the city one night and, of course, his car is weaving violently all over the road.

A cop pulls him over.

"So," says the cop to the driver, "where have ya been?"

"Why, I've been to the pub of course," slurs the drunk.

"Well," says the cop, "it looks like you've had quite a few to drink this evening".

"I did all right," the drunk says with a smile.

"Did you know," says the cop, standing straight and folding his arms across his chest, "that a few intersections back, your wife fell out of your car?"

"Oh, thank heavens," sighs the drunk. "For a minute there, I thought I'd gone deaf."

scrubone said...

Right, I'm off. See ya later.

Lucyna said...

See you around, scrubone!

Lucyna said...

Has anyone gotten used to the lack of daylight savings yet? I'm still having trouble waking up in the mornings, strangely enough, because I go to bed later, wake up at my normal time and drift in and out of sleep until it's time to wake up.

george said...

I think one of the reasons these exasperating bloody wimmyn like Clark Bradford et al are like they are is nobody gave them a backhander when they needed it as kids.

When you grow up you get to crave someone to give you some barriers. Nobody does. Then when you get to be a politician and are surrounded by taxpayer funded horse-holders, flower strewers and bungholers it becomes impossible to be corrected or to even consider the need for correction.

Thus they become 24 carat arseholes. Unpleasant unloved and a pain in the arse to all around them.

Whaleoil said...

Another try...I wonder if Howlett will get one?

Oswald Bastable said...

Finally escaped from the RSA!

KG said...

Lucyna, I must be the only person in NZ very glad to see the back of daylight saving.

Lucyna said...

Hi Oswald! Did you have a nice dinner?

I found the sound byte that woke me up this morning - it wasn't as long or as dramatic as I thought it was in my sleep befuddled state.

Aaron B said...

Borat DVD arrived today from Marbecks - great success!

Lucyna said...

Really, kg? You like it getting dark earlier? Or do you get up really early and appreciate the extra daylight then?

Murray said...

Thanks for heads up Oz!

Oswald Bastable said...

The RSA is very old-school with meals- they serve food. Not what food eats!

Murray said...

Yes but if understand correctly there is also... "beer".

Oswald Bastable said...

Why would I go if they did not have "Beer"?

ZenTiger said...

Bumper stickers?

# Jesus loves you...but everyone else thinks you are an asshole.
# Impotence...Nature's way of saying "No hard feelings."
# The proctologist called...they found your head.
# Save your breath...You'll need it to blow up your date.
# Some people are only alive because it is illegal to shoot them.
# If you can read this...I can slam on my brakes and sue you.
# Heart Attacks...God's revenge for eating His animal friends.
# Try not to let your mind wander...It is too small to be out by itself.
# Some people just don't know how to drive...I call these people "Everybody But Me."

george said...

Last time I went to the RSA I brought two raffle tickets and gave one to the old man. His won the $200 and he tried to give me my two bucks back! I should have taken it as the next time we were sorting out the bar bill run up by the baggy arsed soldiers detailed to bury him. He left a request that the 'burial party is to be adequately refreshed following the service' Those bastards knew what an order was...

Murray said...

And yet here was me unadvised of this activity.

KG said...

The early-morning daylight, Lucyna.

Andrei said...

Hi all

Nice new place you've got here Zen & Lucyna.

Seems to be chugging along nicely.

Are the boys playing soccer this year?

Must be about time to start?

Murray said...

At 9pm????

Whaleoil said...

and that's the bonus point.....Aaron, bags Borat after you...

Andrei said...

Ouch Murray, you're to sharp for this time of the week.

You can't be working hard enough

Lucyna said...

I found the morning report thing with Sue Bradford that Jim mentioned.

Andrei, I'm really trying not to think about soccer this year, even though my son's mentioned it a few times. We are swapping schools soon, and I think there might be some soccer there. I hope. All those practice sessions in before dinner time in winter were just too much. I got very cold.

ZenTiger said...

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources person asked a young engineer who was fresh out of MIT, "What starting salary were you thinking about? "The engineer said, "In the neighbourhood of $ 125, 000 a year, depending on the benefit package."

The interviewer said, "Well, what would you say to a package of five weeks' vacation, full medical and dental insurance, a company retirement fund of 50% of the salary, and a company car leased every two years - say, a silver Lexus?"

The engineer sat up straight and said, "Wow! Are you kidding?"
The Human Resources person replied, "Sure, but you started it."

Whaleoil said...

Any of you guys got web cams? Pop on over to my site and leave a mugshot.

Whaleoil said...

Best bumper sticker I have seen is
"more people have died in Ted Kennedy's car than in American nuclear power stations"

Lucyna said...

Now, this was interesting. In the midst of talking about why Labour is pushing through the anti-smacking bill, John Key said that Labour was broke, couldn't afford to fight another election, let alone pay back the $800,000 they owe on the last one, so want the anti-smacking bill through to then push forward public funding for political parties!

Lucyna said...

Kg, you're one of those strange people that get up early, then, aren't you. If I could, I'd get up at 9am or so. Just can't really do that with kids. I'd probably also go to bed at 1am. As it is, I go to bed at midnight at wake up around 7'ish.

I was in Sydney in 2000 when daylight savings started in August in preparation for the Olympics. It was a bit of a shock at first, but then it was great! It would be nice to run daylight savings from the end of August to maybe the end of April every year.

Lucyna said...

WhaleOil, I don't have a webcam. People might figure out my secret identity if I did. Can't have that!

Lucyna said...

Though, I could always wear a mask ...

george said...

It makes no difference to the lumpen peasantry like me. I juggle two business' Im at it at dawn, dark means I stop outside only. In between theres the office and it stops after midnight.

Whaleoil said...

Mask is good, or perhaps backlight so you face is hidden like on the doco's where people spill their guts but don't want anyone to know who they are.

george said...

See if you can get a shot of Benson Pope in a mask

Lucyna said...

LOL! I could probably do an accent to disguise my voice as well.

This could be fun.

Maybe I should get a webcam.

docjok said...

Hi Lucyna and all.

Forget the web cam - we don't have the bandwidth to use them properly

docjok said...

And being annonnymouse is more fun

Lucyna said...

George, you sound a bit like my husband - he does the same sort of thing and hardly gets any sleep while he's at it.

While as I have given up trying to work and juggle kids at the same time. We make more money now with hubby working and me looking after the kids, rather than both of us working and paying a nanny. And I'm more relaxed. Kind of.

Except today I spent lots of time just worrying because I let my 10 year old go off for a long bike ride with his friend and then he didn't come home on time. Apparently it gets worse when they are teenagers.

Lucyna said...

But, but, there could be arm waving as well. I like arm waving. I can be very expressive.

docjok said...

You think you are expressive now. Wait till you have teenagers

Lucyna said...

Docjok, I'm quite happy to wait. I'm sure that's why people get lots of grey hairs. Having a 10 year old (and a younger one) is hard enough.

docjok said...

Just being funny. You'll be alright - as you are spending time with them, have instilled some discipline and morals over the years. Teenage years are all about maintaining the relationships.

ZenTiger said...

Jeez, there's some weird sh*t on you tube. How to waste an evening...

...so why are you interviewing yourself?

...am I?

...yes, you are asking yourself the questions and overdubbing later.

...so I'm not actually looking at anyone?

...no, it's just you.

...this interview is over.
...this interview is OVER.

darren said...

Greetings from Tennant Creek.
Finally found reliable internet.
Even the best motel in town does not have it.
Should be in Queensland next wek.
All the best

Darren

ZenTiger said...

A belated "hello" back.

Are you practicing to be a roving correspondent?

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