A Willuna artist work.


Fro those who dont know Wiluna is a predominantly Aboriginal town in Western Australia’s North West.

I used to shear at a few stations near there a while back, and its as rough and tribal a town as you could envisage.

Theres not many pubs that have a “No soliciting” sign on the back fence. as well as an old bloke roasting a goanna on an open fire out in the front car park.

Well I had a visit from a distant relation last week, his daughter is an artist in the Aboriginal style (dot painting etc) and he was in town trying to sell one of her works.

Ive never been a huge fan of the style, but this was good,

bloody good.

 

Pic is well worth a close look

Its a huge picture 2m by 1.5m, if you can click on the pic and try and get the detail, what looks like solid colours and smudges is actually detailed.

The bloke was chasing a couple of grand for it, I posted it on a few sales sites for him and hope he has some luck. If anyone is interested I can contact the artist, her and her dad are both “battlers”, Id rather call her a talent rather than some “dump on a bed” artist like Tracey Emin.

Some of the detail under the fold.

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Huge win for freedom


There are some, among them a certain troll who likes to hijack my blog’s comments for his small-minded rants, who are of the opinion that journalists must be accredited and licensed in order to hold that “lofty” title. I disagree wholeheartedly; had that sort of constraint been in place 250 years ago, individuals such as Patrick Henry would have been proscribed from publishing their treatises against the King of England, and we might still be no more than ragtag pommy colonies.

Apologies in advance to any Brits offended by the preceding paragraph. I was just being cheeky.

No, the tradition of the citizen-journalist is at the very bedrock of rights the founding fathers held most dear. Troll-boy’s protestations to the contrary, the reporting of news and spouting of opinion by mere commoners is of vital importance to the health of a republic.

And now a federal judge agrees.

Boston lawyer Simon Glik was arrested on October 1, 2007 when he used his cell phone to record officers making a drug arrest, and later sued the city and the officers for violating his rights. After the officers tried to having the lawsuit dismissed on the basis of qualified immunity, a Federal Appeals Court denied the motion last week and ruled that filming and photographing police is in fact protected by the First Amendment. They also note that the rights extend not just to professional news gatherers, but ordinary citizens as well:

“[…] changes in technology and society have made the lines between private citizen and journalist exceedingly difficult to draw. The proliferation of electronic devices with video-recording capability means that many of our images of current events come from bystanders with a ready cell phone or digital camera rather than a traditional film crew, and news stories are now just as likely to be broken by a blogger at her computer as a reporter at a major newspaper. Such developments make clear why the news-gathering protections of the First Amendment cannot turn on professional credentials or status”.

How big is this news? Beyond big.

As I reported well over a year ago, it is a felony crime in the State of Maryland People’s Republic of Maryland to take video of the Maryland State Police Schutzstaffel in the course of executing their duties (such as shooting pet dogs, for example). Or, should I say, it was.

Now that we can confidently record the jackbooted jagoffs in action, I’m willing to bet that their behavior toward we mere commoners might just be a little less strident. We can only hope.

Road trip!


Let’s do it!

How about the cattle farmers stick it back to that Gillard?

Click for full size.

Yes. We’re talking loading 100-odd trucks – or more – with now unsaleable cattle and sending them down to the lawns of Parliament House. There’s lush green grass there for them to feed on and even a water fountain for them to drink from (not to mention the sprinklers could be utilised).

Bugger all else they can do with that season’s worth of cattle now, is there?

It would send a clear message.

Spot has even included a handy directions guide (where the map comes from).

Abandoned puppy update.


As I posted a couple of weeks back we picked up a couple of abandoned new born pups at one of my clients houses.

Both had been left abandoned in a caravan out the back while the mother (and any other pups) were taken 550 km away.

We were told they would be put down as they were too expensive/time consuming for the local vets to raise (fair enough for them, they do a lot of cost price only work for the local dog rescue).. My missus decided she’d/we’d have a shot at raising them. We were told the first 2 days were critical, and neither was expected to live.

After being fed every 3 hours for the first 2 days they both began to guzzle the milk properly, and a couple of days after that were a pair of butterballs.

Full as a tick

 

They are now both starting solids and we will look after them for a few weeks more before they are rehomed through a local dog rescue organisation.

So the only thing left for them to do is track down their original owners and exact terrible revenge….

They wont see it coming...

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Truth in advertising.


This little ad was run in our local paper today. Check the name of the missing moggy.

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A wild Composta appears!


Ive sighted the rare and elusive Composta in its natural habitat, a Sarah hanson-Young opinion piece in the age!

First comment off the rack is Alenes’

“I have had some turmoil in my private life lately, but when I think of the great strides we are about to make with Julia and Bob’s carbon mitigation scheme all my troubles fade and I realise that, with our planet’s future on the line, there is reason for hope – and, just for once, pride in being Australian.

The fact that Australia, a rich country, is about to lead the world in restricting the use of carbon pollution sources is fair and just. We have the wealth to afford a pay a little extra for petrol, food, electricity and cooking gas. The cost is insignificant in comparison with the what it will cost if we DON’T do something.

One area where Sarah and Bob and Julia can go further, however, is the threat posed by carbonated drinks. Every time we open a bottle of soft drink, drink a beer or pop the cork on champagne, we release another jolt of invisible CO2 poison into the ecosphere. In addition to the proposed measures, this threat needs to be addressed in a responsible and appropriate way.

As for Abbott, he needs to get with the program. Don’t forget, Mr Speedos, that I vote and there are millions like me.

Alene Composta | Seddon – March 15, 2011, 7:39AM “

 

Looks like Alene has suckered in a number of people both for and against a carbon tax, heres an Alene groupie in action.

So there you have it the elusive Composta spotted again. I wonder if Mr Green has invited her back yet?

@au contraire
“… Alena Composta – what a thought-provoking name – last week told us that all these earthquakes were as a result of the extra pressure on the sea bed from the rising sea levels caused by (cue scary music) Global Warming.”

Well, I didn’t read Alena Composta’s post, so I don’t know if she really said this, or if you are misrepresenting her argument.

However, there is a theory that the frequency of geological events is being affected, not by “extra pressure on the sea bed from the rising sea levels”, but by lessening pressure over ice-bound areas as the ice load decreases.

Before you go into ridicule mode, do some research – using credible, scientific sources, not anti-AGW lobby sites.

Michael Hewitt | Berrima – March 15, 2011, 9:32AM

I dont know who it is doing the Composta, but it appears you need to keep an eye on the Age for her wisdom.. I suspect Bunyip myself.

Theres also a “Animals Australia”  who am I page for Ms Composta as well, her favourite meal?

Lentil Casserole….

Trunk Monkey


I would skip the 18 seconds intro

via Paco

The real life practical problems include care, feeding and cleaning up poo and this is why we need more research into mutant atomic-powered trunk monkeys.

Tim Blair PWND!!


On Friday, March 4th, so-called “journalist” Tim Blair made fun of a man for having the wisdom and foresight to grow his tomatoes in his basement, behind barred windows.

The very next day, we read of this.

I know. It’s AdelaideAnd if something freaky is gonna happen it’s gonna happen in freaking Adelaide.

But still.

I call PWND.

Channel 7’s Mark Riley Reacts Badly To Accusation That He Still Beats His Wife


Or, as Colonel Robert Neville says, “What’s good for the goose is good for the slander.”

No, really.

Cool thing makes gun laws useless?


This is possibly the coolest “toy” Ive ever seen.

Its a printer.

Its a 3D printer

Its a 3D printer that makes almost any object it has a design template for….

Its a MakerBot “Thing-O-Matic”

The daily mail has a reasonable write up on the machine, including this picture of geek lust in action…

Morton wondered if there were plans for a lady sized model any time soon....

 

However a little section in the write up got me thinking…

“But its creators say future models could combine plastic with metals – allowing them to make electronic gadgets at the push of a button.”

Id give it about 1 week after the metals model was introduced before the first pistols/pistol parts are available for sale. So how would gun control work after you can produce your own?

Im astounded and befuckled!


I had seen this video before but hadn’t been interested enough to watch it. I finally did and it has exploded my preconceptions of an everyday annoyance/safety device.

Traffic lights, everyone knows they are a necessary evil right? But we all endure because it would be worse without them right…..?

Watch these 2 vids and have an almost LSD-like expansion of your consciousness…

Me, while watching this...

Ht: The UK Libertarian

* Befuckled is a specalist medical term used by the charming lady who trained me as a medic. It comes when a student is in a profound state of befucklement and has hit a dead end. Once you work the problem out you cease to be befuckled or in a state of befucklement and become unbefuckled. Befucklement is a natrual stage in the process of learning.

I apologise if the terminology is a little advanced…..

Chile Miner rescue.


Today marks a truly great achievement. The scale of engineering carried out to rescue these miners is amazing.

First the original drilling to find the men. Modern drilling can be extremely accurate in drilling hundreds of meters to hit precise locations underground. One of the keys to being accurate is not to “rush”. Drills that are pushed to hard tend to deviate from their intended paths, sometimes by dozens of meters .  The rescue team managed to pin down the location quickly, brilliant.

The second point about the drilling. The rescue borehole has achieved incredible speed and accuracy, the normal pace of drilling for a machine of this type is a few dozen meters a day at best, I can only assume the ground/rock where they are working isnt particularly tough going..

The installation of the reinforcing steel casing did have an element of risk, that’s where a bend of a few degrees in the shaft could have caused a jam, to  drill that deep that straight is incredible.

I hope the blokes being rescued are able to become wealthy from their story, at least wealthy enough not to return to mining.

The blokes involved in the rescue will have a story for the grandkids, theres talk of on of the ministers involved using the rescue to mount a possible presidential bid.

I can only compare the rescue to this one, carried out back in 1907, when a trapped miner was rescued from a flooded mine by a hard hat diver. An American future president was also involved.

First men out, brilliant!

Last man out (bar one rescue worker), what a triumph!

Property developer makes heads explode.


A Geraldton property developer is getting a number of panties in a wad with his latest gimmick to sell a few acreage lots here in WA.

WA firearm laws have a few stipulations as to who can own a rifle, one of these is owning over a certain acreage of land.  The couple of acres is probably just enough to trigger the granting if requested…

Cue the wailing and gnashing of teeth, rending of garments and general butthurt from the “caring” members of society.

This bloke is a marketing genius, hes got himself front page publicity for his land development without spending a cent, plus a general murmuring of publicity every time someone winges about his offer.

Ross Williamson Supertroll!

From the front page of the local paper….

Dancing vandals.


The story behind this might not be as funny as the video, but 2 graffiti vandals were caught “tagging” a home owners property, through threats of violence the criminals were brought inside then made to dance for their captors until the police arrived.

Swearing warning on the video. “C” bombs being dropped.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10672074

Police were called to the High St address on Saturday night after a householder, who wanted to be known only as Izzy, allegedly discovered the pair had tagged his fence on Thursday.

Izzy and his partner, Tracey, made the pair dance while waiting for police, recording their moves on camera.

Izzy said that when officers arrived, they filmed the action on cellphones.

Should be a lot more of it really….

Tough Titties, I like this magistrate…


A story from my soon to be home town (Only about 10 days before I move).

My fathers business was one of the ones raided by these shits, in the burg they smashed my work computer, fortunately we were able to retrieve all the info on it of it would have cost multiple thousands of dollars.

Any way one of the dickheads who robbed the old man had his day in court, where he asked the magistrate not to inconvenience him in his sentencing.

The magistrates reply?

TOUGH TITTIES!

Magistrate Ed de Vries has told an accused man “tough titties” when asked to schedule a court date around a motorcross event in Perth.

What can I say, its beautiful!

Mr Turner’s defence also said his client wanted to work his court appearances around travel plans to Perth he and his girlfriend had made before he was charged.

Mr De Vries rejected the request, responding with, “tough titties”.

Compare it to this case in the UK, where a magistrate was castigated for calling a couple of scum what they were.

A magistrate who described two boys as “absolute scum” for vandalising Blackburn Cathedral has been warned he could face disciplinary action.

Austin Malloy has been removed from his post as chairman of the bench while he is investigated by the court.”

Because we dont want to hurt their poor widdle feelings do we?

Get this man a movie deal!


I bumped into this blokes work while trawling through youtube last night. Unfortunately I dont speak Spanish, but I am familiar with a couple of the works he has made these “promotions” for.

In a word brilliant.

First Slaine,

A 2000AD comic originally, it became a tour-de-force of artistic talent and storytelling. What this bloke has done is absolutely faithful to the style and content of the comic.

Frank (Sin City) Millers “Bad boy” graphic novel.

Captain Harlech , which I seem to remember as a kids cartoon many years ago.

Heres the blokes website, in the unlikely event I become a multi millionare this bloke is going to direct any movies I want made.

http://www.miguelmesas.com/cineytv.htm

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Kevin Rudd, on the nose in Kalgoorlie.


I was in Kalgoorlie last night with the missus and boy so he could attend his graduation ball (yes, we have our ball way before the end of the year, for reasons unknown). After we embarrassed him by taking multiple photos we went for a meal/movie/walk around Kal. (D managed to fit in being bitten by a dog as well)

In the centre of Kal is an intersection with 3 pubs, one of them “The Palace” has a “ticker tape” mounted under the balcony which usually shows the various prices of the different metals mined in the area, as well as some share prices for the various companies.

Tonight was different.

It appears Kevin and his “super unemployment in the mining industry Tax” are a little on the nose.

“D” took a short clip of the ticker as it listed Mr Rudds more popular achievements.

Heres the results of part of a survey companies questions of the resource tax. As you can see its the Greens and Labour that think its a wonderful idea overall.

This tax appears to play straight to Labors heartland/greens voters, hardly the most likely to be resources workers. The Nationals did surprise me a little, there are some strong anti-miner sections in that group.

 

Speaking with the blokes on my  mine site I can Honestly say Rudd in on a hiding here in WA. The systematic shafting of our major industry, on top of a reduction in our GST share in the same year is toxic for his party.

Do they have these in double strength?


Given that my missus has actually woken me up with a couple of hers Im very interested in this product.  I just have to check they make it in “week old dead horse fallen down a septic tank” strength.

(Im going to pay for posting this when I get home…)

This makes you wonder what some people eat…

Eric Northman, True Bloods main attraction


 

Im a bit of a fan of the show, whats not to like outlandish concept, boobies, vampires, boobies, shapeshifters boobies, and violence. Did I also mention it has some nudity in it?

My other half is rather enamoured by this chap

Eric Northman.

Funny she hated him at first when he had long hair, then he scrubbed up a bit and she thinks hes sex on legs. Luckily for me I bear a strong resemblance to the bloke… in the dark.

It is a fun sort of show, they manage to mix the sex/horror/humour well.

More Eric goodness under the fold

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George Galloway, meet reality.


Now as dirty as I feel linking to this site its just to good to pass up.

Three Muslim extremists charged after attack on Galloway

George Galloway was set upon by a group of Muslim extremists while campaigning in East London this afternoon. Three men, believed to belong to the extreme sect Islam4UK, the latest name for Al-Muhajiroun, were arrested and subsequently charged with public order offences.

Ahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! Couldnt happen to a nicer bag of shit.

Leotarded pole smoker in action.

“They called me a filthy Kaffir” said Galloway, “and shouted that no one should shake the ‘filthy Kaffir’s hand’.

Assume a virtue if you have it not. 

Well in all fairness I wouldnt shake the vile shitbags hand either, but thats just on moral grounds, not religious nuttbaggery.

Galloway was also attacked, held hostage and received death threats from Al-Muhajiroun, then called Al-Gourabaa, in the 2005 General Election.

Held hostage refers to them locking the front doors of the meeting room he was in, he fled out the back, leaving his 23 year old daughter behind… Nice one George!

Nice area you represent there George, nothing to do with you though eh? Must have been Mossad stooges or something…

A reminder of the trail of slime this toad leave behind him.

more slime

Roger writes a story.


Well at leasrt we can be pretty sure this reporters editor has a sense of humour.

Ht: Obnoxio

Check the reporters name, just made for the story....

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Nurse, a hand here!


This story might have something to do with why I dont want to be a paramedic anymore…

Sex is not healthcare, union says

Hmmm, like I needed an excuse to go looking for this picture...

A Dutch healthcare union has kicked off a campaign to brace nurses and other caretakers against sexual requests made by patients. Its motto: “I draw the line here”.

..a recent incident between a 42-year old man and his new 24-year-old home caretaker. A muscle disorder has left the man unable to move anything but his mouth and eyes. The man asked his new caretaker, a student, to relief him of his natural urges, saying that his other seven caretakers did the same for him. The young women saw two of her colleagues do so indeed. When she refused, her patient called her unfit for healthcare…

  

Be careful what you wish for... (one flew over the cuckoos nest)

Now without wanting to be disrespectful to the chap whos obviously doing it hard with his disability, but there are people who will look after that for you, they are called prostitutes. Nurses are there to provide heath care, not hand jobs.

Ive also heard that Nancy Pelosi is willing to slip into a nurses uniform if she thinks it will get Obamacare passed.

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Go US: USA Wins the First America’s Cup Face Off


Read it and weep.

“Larry Ellison’s boat USA won a convincing victory on Friday over Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi in the first race of the 2010 America’s Cup off Valencia, Spain.

One more win in the best-of-three series would allow Mr Ellison’s BMW Oracle team to secure the cup from Alinghi, the defender, at the end of a bitter, three-year legal battle that has pitted the two billionaires against each other and excluded teams from other countries such as the UK, China and New Zealand.

The USA trimaran – a lightweight, three-hulled boat – boasted a revolutionary wing larger than the wing of an Airbus A380 superjumbo jet, instead of a conventional sail.

As expected, the wing drove the trimaran fast and close to the wind in the initial upwind leg of 20 nautical miles after an awkward start that left Alinghi with a penalty and USA stalled on the start line.

To the surprise of many sailing experts, however, the BMW Oracle boat also performed better than the two-hulled Alinghi catamaran in the downwind leg to the finish, although the lightness of the wind was expected to favour Alinghi, which is believed to weigh less.”

These aren’t the boats I remember from earlier years, but I still love this race series.

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