Friday, December 7, 2007

Lucia Friday Night Free For All

Chat time!

47 comment(s):

Barnsley Bill said...

Good evening all, still raining up here in the far north.I have spent days getting the pool ready for summer, dropped hundreds on chemicals only to have liquid sunshine cock everything up.
On a more pleasant note, spreading 2 tonnes of fert on the lawns and gardens seems to be paying off, it has all washed in.
Wasn't it nice to have all our prejudices reinforced by the red and black feral inbred army today.

Lucyna said...

Hi BB!

Everyone else must be either out having pre-Christmas drinks or ... well, down this way we are recovering from the heat of the day. Now that we are on water restrictions, a little rain would be nice!

Barnsley Bill said...

Our xmas party season starts mid week, the relief of not having to do the corporate xmas thing every night from the middle of Nov thru to xmas has been a highlight of our shift north.
The tree arrives Monday, biggest yet. Will need a truck and lifter to get it in. We are having EVERYBODY here this year for xmas, and I (for the fist time) am in charge of the grub.... Lordy lordy.... The pressure is building.

dad4justice said...

Hi Bill and Lucyna - may all kiwis learn to live and walk the walk with a loving God .One day , if only. Talking about rain , the snow feed rivers of the South Island are disappearing before my eyes . Milk production makes water like gold ,but the fish are forgotten . Money talks but Jesus got angry with the greedy . Love to all .

KG said...

Good evening Lucyna, BB and D4J.
I still have a heater on this this room--where's summer?

KG said...

The local DHB had their Christmas drinks/ barbecue thingy this afternoon, but the idea of having a drink with that lot......so I came home and slept instead.

Oswald Bastable said...

Still dry here. The weather had a go at looking like rain, but that's as close as it got.

I would say we have the makings of a drought.

KG said...

evening, Oswald. Didn't Al Gore say we'd be metres under water any day now?

dad4justice said...

Al Gore was gnawed by the house of lords for talking piffle , however hip science is so cool with the liberal - secular creeps and my insane neighbour is building a fish farm on Mount Cook .

ZenTiger said...

Hey guys. I'm back from Taupo today. What a day. Busy but good. I'm ready for a lazy weekend.

Still a tourist's worth of snow on the volcanoes up there. Bumpy flight coming in - got our money's worth, but the pilot made the cross wind landing like the pro he obviously was (or maybe it was the first officer having a bash this morning? either way, excellent bumps on the approach and smooth landing in spite of it all.

ZenTiger said...

I read something boring (in the I'm sick of global warming articles sense) that said there hasn't actually "been" any global warming for the last 8 years. Good thing they switched the terminology to "climate change" or the skeptics might think they were loons.

ZenTiger said...

News Flash - The Greens think having bright ideas wastes energy. They commit to a policy of only forwarding rather dim ideas.

ZenTiger said...

Can I do four comments in a row???

Is this the equivalent of talking to oneself?

Gee, I'm not sure.

ZenTiger said...

Yes, he's in with four. And that folks, is a new world record. Well, maybe a local best.

I'd like to thank my support group, it really was a team effort. Thanks guys. Getting four in a row has been a long time dream for me. I just can't believe it really.

Awesome.

Cor - erotic cakes.

KG said...

erotic cakes??? Are they the reward for the world record?
(note to self...must post more)

ZenTiger said...

Could be that kg. Distracting rewards. Or, in the case of a particular Simpsons episode, distracting to Homer.

Greg B said...

re weather.

did anyone else notice the report this week that there were far fewer hurricanes than predicted for the 07 season?

17 named storms were predicted with nine to grow into hurricanes.

The recently ended hurricane season had 13 storms and five hurricanes. The historical average is 5.9 hurricanes.

Google "hurricane forecasts" and you'll find a lump of hysterical articles from March-April 07 forecasting a "very active" "fierce" season.

ZenTiger said...

Missed that one Greg. I saw another though on the "rising oceans". Seems the conclusion was that ocean levels sloshed around due to natural cyclical reasons, but the first half of the article seemed vague enough to satisfy the requirements of proving conclusively that global warming had caused sea levels to rise by several metres. Pity I read through to the end of the article.

KG said...

Greg, I've been following the hurricane forecasts pretty closely and far as I can see it's still pretty much a lottery, the number and intensity of them.
Problem is, now it's known as "climate change" pretty much any weather fits the hysteric's definition, if they ignore the timescales.

Rick said...

Hoy from Canterbury.

Aaron Bhatnagar said...

Hello all, anyone got any ideas for a pork barrel project in Auckland? (Just kidding)

ZenTiger said...

Hey Rick. Have you started a travel tips book yet? My tip - when trying to get across the border, wear a poncho and speak with a Mexican accent. I reckon you woulda made it.

(Yes, I know where Canada is, but most Americans don't :-) )

ZenTiger said...

Nice to see you Aaron. Pork Barrel projects? How about a Muslim Cultural Exchange Centre?

Barnsley Bill said...

Hi Aaron, how about an eastern motorway.

ZenTiger said...

BB- The last thing Auckland needs is another car park!

Rick said...

Loved the blog posting of Bennet's 'Chch takes all' article in The Press, Aaron! I'd missed it.

Thankyou Zen T. Can't help kicking myself that simply hailing a cab would have been an end to it all from the get-go.

Nick C said...

"BB- The last thing Auckland needs is another car park!"

Aucland needs another car park like a hole in the head, but I would say that yet another stadium would be even worse.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Evening everyone

Crappy weather in Auckland again.
I was looking forward to walking to the island just off waiwera beach now I've finished work.
But I dont think there will be a fine day before I leave NZ on monday.
But I'll be back in Feb and posting from the UK in the meantime.
cactus Kate gave me some lovely shopping trips for my New York stopover.
has anyone said how shit Dlink routers are?

Barnsley Bill said...

How about a declaration of independence, with a line drawn east to west through Green lane and travelling all the way to the light house.

Rick said...

Hey Fair Facts, I keep calling you that but know your real name.

Do I have to refer to you as Fairfacts Media in blogland or what?

ZenTiger said...

I think everyone knows his name Rick. But, we all pretend we don't, and that is an important fiction. FFM is quicker though.

And when I say "we all know", I exclude half the members of the left (as they say, the left hand does not know what the right are doing).

Rick said...

FFM might just work.

When I say 'I know his name' I'm grossly underexaggerating. We've hung out in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth at various times. Would have done so in Auckland and Christchurch too, except that we basically flew past each other in the sky. Twice!

Roll on February.

ZenTiger said...

Well, I guess since you are on a first name basis with FFM, maybe you have earned the right to call him "Fair"?

Is that fair? Or has this man no fear? What say ye FFM? Is this the usual fare?

Trivia for the night: Who once said "Fairies wear boots, and you gotta believe me"?

No Google until 11:45. Hang on, what's the bet every one has gone to bed? Wimps.

Still, I might beat my four in a row (plus commentary) record..

Whoo hoo.

Barnsley Bill said...

Black Sabbath song......

Rick said...

Wish he'd be more fair to Hellen. We need to at least pretend to be objective!

Who once said "Fairies wear boots, and you gotta believe me"?

The way I feel is the way I am. ;)

Time for me to join the wimps an Z out.

TTFN

mojo said...

Fear go, Zen.
& trivia ... don't know who said it, but I do know Lindsay was concerned as to the possibilty of this after they were stripped of their wings.

ZenTiger said...

Spot on, BB.

TTFN Rick.

Good evening Mojo. Indeed, more PC nonsense. What is an angel without wings? Is stupidity viral?

I've really been enjoying your blog, BTW. An excellent blending of unrelated events to point out the ancestory of stupid. My kind of humour.

KG said...

Wimps? I have a lovely lady here who just got home from work and I'm plying her with G&Ts.
"wimp" indeed....

ZenTiger said...

Err, wimp. You know:

Wise Individuals Making Posts.

Yeah, that's what I meant.

george said...

Late evening all. A pleasant balmy evening after a hot parched day in the high country. The stars are fairly crackling in the sky. Beats the daylights out of a looking at inanities on a computor screen.

ZenTiger said...

Hi George. I know what you mean. So I don't go to those blogs anymore.

ZenTiger said...

A very nice effort from Lyndon Hood this week: Clark Endorses Graham Henry

mojo said...

"There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in
Tennessee -- that says, fool me once -- shame on -- shame on you. You fool me,
you can't get fooled again."

Somehow I think the quote fits the pic. No prizes for guessing the origin.

ZenTiger said...

You never know. Maybe we've misunderestimated Henry?

ZenTiger said...

Well, it's getting late. I leave this thread for the Australians and any nocturnal kiwis. It's only 10:30ish EST in Oz right now.

'night.

mojo said...

Well the pride of the whole Henry species was dependent on this outcome ... 'tis indeed a powerful motivator.
But then, 'to sleep, perchance to dream ... aye, there's the rub.'
My time has come.

ZenTiger said...

'tis indeed a powerful motivator...

..devoutly to be wished.

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