Open Thread – Tuesday 17 August 2021

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8,670 Responses to Open Thread – Tuesday 17 August 2021

  1. min says:

    Where are you ? Missing my morning flowers.

  2. Ruprecht Ruprecht says:

    Leaving here is one thing, but choosing Freedom Faulty Land over the Copy Cat. Ouch, that’s gotta hurt.

  3. mh says:

    The Joker about to lose in straight sets.

  4. jo says:

    I loved the Cossack. Useless plod getting their arse’s handed to them. The only thing wrong was he didn’t knock them out and take their weapons.

  5. Lizzie of Sydney says:

    Kaycee, thanks, I always like your choices in amusing things and thoughtfulness.

  6. candy says:

    UK health minister says govt will NOT introduce Covid vaccine passports, lockdowns over Christmas unlikely


    Seems big news though.  I had a hunch Gladys and the PM were following UK procedures somewhat.  Now they are in with Biden and Macron’s lot.

    Australians though seems really to take to the bullying from police and dobbing on each other and excluding certain groups and feeling superior.   A societal change.

  7. rosie says:

    Who is hurt Rupie?

    Someone who made a specious unfounded comment about Dover’s being this and that and had consequently decided to die in a ditch?

    PS I’m not having a dig at you.

    I remember someone else wanting the cat to be drongo free, most of the drongos moved to dovers and then  drongo man slicked over.



  8. Grigory M says:

    Dobroye utro,

    Danil Medvedev is the new US Open Tennis Champion. He defeated Djokovic in straight sets – 6-4  6-4  6-4.

    Eto vse.

  9. cohenite says:

    Okey dokey; lame pics by appointment; here’s the best of Tom’s Toons from the smoking lounge:

    E_BRbC8WUAM4Bhp (680×451) (

  10. TailgunneR says:



    This is a real photo.


  11. cohenite says:

    From lame pics: Shirley you can’t be Sirius.

  12. mh says:

    ‘He defeated Djokovic in straight sets – 6-4  6-4  6-4.’


    That makes it seem closer than it was.
    Djokovic was never in it.
    An underwhelming final.



  13. Top Ender says:

    Quick! To the Batmobile! TV stars need your help:

    The high-profile hosts of Sunrise, Australia’s most popular breakfast show, have refused to have their noses powdered and hair styled by any crew members who are unvaccinated, in what is likely to be a landmark development for the entire local television industry.

    The Australian can reveal that the uprising at Sunrise, led by double-vaccinated hosts David Koch, Natalie Barr and Edwina Bartholomew, as well as the show’s executive producer Michael Pell, represents the unofficial first move towards mandatory vaccination in Australian TV.

    But Seven’s morning TV pro-vaccination move attracted private grumbles from at least one Sunrise hair and make-up artist who is unvaccinated and therefore barred from working on the show.

  14. jo says:

    Thief in chief doesn’t know where he is. Mind you he’s always had that vacant look. There’s not a lot going on in there.

  15. TailgunneR says:

    And check the cardboard box, top left.


  16. Shy Ted says:

    Pity all those suicidal kids. 

    Yep, can confirm that they really do look like this. You should see what’s entering psychology these days. My imp was a personality disorder got you extra credits.

  17. johanna johanna says:

    TV ‘stars’ punching down at the poor sods who have to try to make them look vaguely human in the early hours.

    They are arrogant entitlement personified.

  18. Axl Rosé says:

    Add David Koch (if he isn’t already), Natalie Barr and Edwin Bartholomew to the list!

  19. Axl Rosé says:

    And check the cardboard box, top left.


    Product placement?  You’d have to think so.

  20. Black Ball says:

    Good morning all.

    I note that England and India cancelled the 5th Test at Old Trafford. Apparently the physio and coach have teh rona.

    But the real reason seems to be the Indian Premier League starting 4 days after the scheduled final day of the Old Trafford game. Apparently the Indian franchises started sending private planes in to get their players out of England. This must be the new normal. Knuckle Dragger, what sayeth you about this debacle?

  21. jo says:

    David Koch? Was he in Cone Heads or Cock Heads?

  22. jo says:

    Black Ball its just not cricket.

  23. Black Ball says:

    Ah Kochie. Useless prick.

  24. Black Ball says:

    No it isn’t Jo. The power base of the ‘traditional’ England and Australia has been surpassed by India. It throws into doubt also the upcoming Ashes series here. I imagine that the rona will have a few days off to allow it to proceed however. Watch this space.

  25. incoherent rambler says:

    How does the virus know where Bell Street ia?

  26. jo says:

    Used to see Kochhead sometimes when I had a tv in the bedroom. Missus would say look at sloppy joe pumping up that smarmy little pricks tyres. He’s get him PM. I laughed, how foolish was I. Don’t need to answer. I’ve been watching this space but there’s only words there not a space. Maybe our resident space cadet can explain how a space is not a space. One of life’s mysteries.

  27. jo says:

    How does the virus know where Bell Street ia?                                                                                  Rona can hear ringing from a good distance off.

  28. Black Ball says:

    Just looking at the Local Government Areas receiving doses, looks conspicuously absent among the Aboriginal communities in northern Australia. I still think the jab amongst these communities would be disastrous.

  29. mh says:

    Senator Jacqui Lambie made it to the Alex Jones show for her vile attack on Australians.

  30. JohnJJJ says:

    Interesting new restrictions on ivermectin. The TGA’s reasoning is 1. it will stop people getting tested and vaccinated 2. can be “associated” with adverse effects 3. takes the ivermectin away from people who need it such as Aborigines.

    Now all that seems to indicate it works. Thank you TGA.

    This COVID business has really exposed the new scientism as a method of public manipulation.


  31. Axl Rosé says:

    I’m guessing Koch was being extra horrible to the underlings this morning.



  32. mh says:

    Craig Kelly MP


    The ICAC plot thickens… Looks like NSW cabinet ministers have been summoned to appear before state’s corruption watchdog & give evidence over activities of Daryl Maguire regarding a significant grant. Looks like lots of questions of who knew what & when.

  33. jo says:

    mh the common answer will be “I don’t recall”.

  34. jo says:

    Then again that depends what ICAC have on each of them.

  35. mh says:

    BoJo ‘toon

    (not the commie ‘toon)

  36. TailgunneR says:

    I’m hearing that hospitals are now starting to administer Ivermectin to vaccinated Coof patients, not unVaxxed. Thus recovery figures for Transhumans will look as advertised and the “Pandemic of the unVaxxed” narrative can be ramped up.


  37. rosie says:

    I’d suggest you need a hearing test gunner.

  38. mh says:

    ‘A researcher studying risks to children in Australian quarantine hotels says she has been so concerned by her findings that she decided to contact government authorities before finishing her work.

    Western Sydney University associate professor Karleen Gribble’s study collected 170 responses to a survey on child wellbeing in hotel quarantine since July 31 this year, and participants in all states reported serious risks to child safety.’

  39. Barking Toad says:

    Over 9000 comments – longest Fred in history

  40. jo says:

    Beating up plod needs to be a national sport.

  41. Morsie says:

    Air traffic controller about 25 years ago told me that at that time pilots mistook Essendon for Tulla

    about once a week.Luckily most didn’t try to land.

  42. Professor Higgins says:

    Both Essendon and Tulla have roughly N-S and E-W runways (+/- 10 degrees) so reasonably easy to mistake visually.

    But if you have dialled up the correct Navaids you should know a long way out that you are pointed at the wrong airport (ie you have correctly selected Tulla Navaids but visually flying towards Essendon).

    There displacement is 2-3 miles in both directions (Essendon to the SE of Tulla).

    What did soneone say once about pilots who don’t use a knife and fork?


  43. Axl Rosé says:

    What did soneone say once about pilots who don’t use a knife and fork?

    So just like driving cars too?

  44. cohenite says:

    Over 9000 comments – longest Fred in history


    Over 50% are fucking bird’s. They don’t count unless he’s talking about terraforming Mars.


  45. rosie says:

    I’m devastated.

  46. Professor Higgins says:


    Including 3000 which could have gone on a dedicated “How Rothschilds turned me into a failed economist” thread.

    Another measure we might look at is how many posters jumped in the lifeboats during the course of this thread.

  47. Ruprecht Ruprecht says:

    What did soneone say once about pilots who don’t use a knife and fork?


    Apparently an Air India heavy cleared to land on Sydney 34 L. Lined up on approach to 34 R

  48. Professor Higgins says:

    Doesn’t inspire confidence if the pilot has “L” and “R” written on the backs of his hands.

    Particularly if he has got them arse about.

  49. egg_ says:

    Light and Reft ?

    R’s about face?

  50. Terry Pedersen says:

    So, Glad the Loudhailer, Keeper of the Iron Pyrite Standard, Handmaid to Scotty Mengelson, the Typhoid Mary of COVID-19, announced that yesterday was her last 11 am presser. Then, the NSW Opposition Leader announced that he would provide an 11 am COVID update presser today. So, Glad the Loudhailer etc, announced at 9 am today that she would hold a COVID-19 update presser at 11 am today. And so, there she was at 11 am today. Double backflip with pike and triple twist.

    As Scarlett O’Berejiklian might say: Tomorrow is another day.

  51. mh says:

    Aussie Cossack:
    VIOLENCE breaks out against Police in Western Sydney! As predicted, Bankstown is the flashpoint.

  52. calli says:

    how many posters jumped in the lifeboats

    I’ve got my tin whistle and I know how to use it!  Plus a spare door.

    Gonna ride this sucker to the bottom!


  53. Carpe Jugulum says:

    how many posters jumped in the lifeboats


    It won’t save them, i went around earlier with an ice pick, them bad boys are gonna sink slow

  54. Robert Mc says:

    how many posters jumped in the lifeboats


    None that I could see. Just a couple of pretend flouncers.

  55. Steve trickler says:

    The first time seeing the band play it. Mintox!

    Walter Murphy – A Fifth Of Beethoven (1976) [HQ]

  56. Axl Rosé says:

    Aussie Cossack is operating under Maritime Law?

  57. Delta A says:


    Lockdown Dan certainly showed Gladys how to suppress this covid stuff, didn’t he?

    Lucky he went early and hard to contain…

    Oh. Never mind.


  58. calli says:

    Saw the red ensign, Axl.  Good luck with that.

    Rum Corps.

  59. Timothy Neilson says:

    New thread!!

  60. egg_ says:

    VIOLENCE breaks out against Police in Western Sydney! As predicted, Bankstown is the flashpoint.

    Yet more from the Fat Pizza script?

    Military staying at the Bankstown Travel Lodge?

    Time for some Chicken a la Salmonella on the menu?



  61. Steve trickler says:

    Miss Q, was harsh. Gotta love the acting. Splendid work.

    Janeway, Miss Q, and Q

  62. Axl Rosé says:

    Saw the red ensign, Axl. Good luck with that.

    Rum Corps.

    The Cossack is flying it, Calli. Along with a composite Eureka/Ned Kelly thing.

    No sign of a boxing kangaroo just yet.

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