Weekend social 11/11/2011

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Christmas truce 1914Weekend social is for non political chat. What’s on for the weekend, gigs, film or book reviews, sports, or whatever.

No politics, no aggro, why can’t we all just get along?

38 comments on “Weekend social 11/11/2011”

  1. BLiP 1

    Hmmmm . . . okay, I’m gonna assume this is a piss take.

    • madagascar 1.1

      Yes and misogynist as well.

      • Vicky32 1.1.1

        Frankly, I think it has to be a piss-take! Not even Americans can be that stupid, can they? Especially the bit about the Bible, which seems like an American Atheist-type dig…

        • rosy 1.1.1.1

          Frankly, I think it has to be a piss-take!
          Yep, and not enough plastic surgery / botox there for them to be beauty queens. And it doesn’t even have to be an atheist dig – some of that bible belt stuff makes other more moderate Christians shake their heads in disbelief as well. Crazy though that it seems so real …

          • Vicky32 1.1.1.1.1

            Yep, and not enough plastic surgery / botox there for them to be beauty queens.

            That’s a really good point, Rosy! I have to admit it is funny..

    • Deadly_NZ 1.2

      Have you ever watched. Are you smarter than a 5th grader ? if you have not, I am sorry to say tht yes this are probably real , looks like a miss America contest.

  2. DavidW 2

    Dear Standard, have a browse through some of the comments threads – pick any one at random – and you might get an inkling of the depth of bile and viciousness that just might get in the way of a breakout of peace, harmony and everlasting light.

    Have a great weekend

    • Rob 2.1

      Lol, classic, in the unlikely result that peace and harmony does break out I thought I would contribute.

      Anyway I have kids sport (cricket & water polo). Wife is tri training and I will try and get my aarse out on the bike.

      Another comment, whoever chose this ancient shot of pre war soccer , (probably as some sort of pipe dream on how they see society interacting) needs to be aware that all it does is strengthen the feeling that the Standard is just for over 60’s ex pat pom unionists. eh by gum, lad , aye and all that shit.

      • Ianupnorth 2.1.1

        Where are they doing the water polo? Are they in the Rotorua/Tauranga/Waikato league thing for under 14’s? I have to ref some of those games!

        • Rob 2.1.1.1

          Yeah I did have a chuckle when I read you and your tribe are big into water polo. My oldest is a little younger and he plays in the Akl league. Its a great game and I used to play it myself years ago, Although it never helped my swimming.

          Good luck on the ref’ing its good to see people getting involved and being active in these things.

          • Ianupnorth 2.1.1.1.1

            My youngest still plays, middle lad has retired in favour of triathlon. Might see you at under 14 nationals in Tauranga if you are heading that way.

      • Mac1 2.1.2

        Rob, that ‘shot of pre-war soccer’ is actually a game played during the Christmas truce of the ’14-18 War which finished today 93 years ago! As you can see by clicking on the photo.

    • newsense 2.2

      nah

      bloody nice weather and a new poll gives us all some nice false hope to keep us going…

  3. Ianupnorth 3

    Just bought a Buzzcocks double pack for $12 at the Warehouse, so probably reliving my youth by Pogo’ing around the house till out of breath.

    • Rob 3.1

      Also I have been watching Game of Thrones, I really like it, its good for a watch. Probably a little too low brow for the crowd here though.

    • Bored 3.2

      Lucky sod, love the Buzzcocks. My pogoing is going to be curtailed by the need for a stealthy light footed approach to the trout streams.

    • Uturn 3.3

      Instead of watching mindless TV on week nights, I’ve been watching mindless BBC pop-quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks, on youtube. The Simon Amstel hosted series are just like a normal day at The Standard.

  4. The Gormless Fool formerly known as Oleolebiscuitbarrell 4

    My carpet smells of dog piss. I am going to clean it.

  5. madagascar 5

    4 hours of cricket followed by four hours of dancing, then enjoying the beautiful weather on Sunday.

    Peace and a relaxing weekend to all.

    • Bored 5.1

      Was not the Aussie score in their test innings last night truly marvelous??????????????

      • madagascar 5.1.1

        I think we still hold the record though.

        But yes, 3 and a half innings in one day is bizarre – the effect of too much 20/20 perhaps ?

    • happynz 5.2

      4 hours of cricket

      I’m hoping for the same, if the weather holds here.

      Was not the Aussie score in their test innings last night truly marvelous?

      After rolling the South Africans for 97 and then getting skittled themselves for 47…that must be the wicket from hell for the batsmen.

  6. ianmac 6

    Humble Bumble Bees. I have been restoring my boat for over a month. Each time I mix up the two pot epoxy resin a bumble bee appears. And no matter how hard I try to shoo it away it drinks and dies a sticky death. The count is 14 bodies to date. Perhaps the chemical smell is mistaken for a call for sex? Save the Bees. Save the Bees.

    • Uturn 6.1

      Or switch to a crystal clear casting resin and save the bees for an artistic installation called: The Death of Nature within the Sticky Craw of Capitalism. Or some other nonsense.

    • The Voice of Reason 6.2

      If yer after getting the honey, then you don’t go killing all the bees …. Joe knows!

  7. randal 7

    I am going to learn al the words to Move It On Over by Hank williams.
    Got in this morning bout half past four
    my key wouldnt fit your lock no more
    move it on over little dog the big dog’s moving in.

  8. randal 8

    I’m going to learn all the words to Move It On Over by Hank williams.
    got in this morning bout half past four.
    my key wouldn’t fit your lock no more.
    move over little dog the big dog’s moving in!

  9. Uturn 9

    Ah, the first flies of summer. Such a beautiful noise.

  10. Finallly gonna jump on the scooter and head over to Takaka. Hug a few trees, climb a few rocks, jump in a river or two, maybe drink a few beers and smoke a bit of whatever’s clever…Just play it by ear really.

  11. Bob 11

    Off for a fish in the firth , bit of cloud and calm .

    Paeroa xmas golf tourney tommorow , 140 starters good prizes , maybe a ham if things go well

  12. First weekend out since my wife’s successful operation /So Yesterday we saw The Metro Opera Anna Bolyne .Wonderfull ,opera lovers this is a must.Today off the Rotorua to see our son playing in the Waikato Symphony . Should be good over the years the WSO has improved 100%/
    Then Sunday Labour Party stall at Cambridge/. Monday up,early to go and support Sue Moroney in Hamilton. Tuesday we will be dozing.

  13. First weekend out since my wife’s successful operation /So Yesterday we saw The Metro Opera Anna Bolyne .Wonderfull ,opera lovers this is a must.Today off the Rotorua to see our son playing in the Waikato Symphony . Should be good over the years the WSO has improved 100%/
    Then Sunday Labour Party stall at Cambridge/. Monday up,early to go and support Sue Moroney in Hamilton. Tuesday we will be dozing.

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