Weekend social 15/06/2012

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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?

26 comments on “Weekend social 15/06/2012”

  1. ianmac 1

    Funny that the 107 tarantulas being imported to NZ zoos would not survive in the wild because it is too cold whereas desert scorpions survive being literally frozen at night and being in 50 degree C temperatures during the day. I did try freezing a house spider here but in the morning when I put the frozen thing on the bench, its legs just snapped off.

    • Bored 1.1

      Poor spider, much maligned souls. Must be difficult controlling 6 legs at once.

      [lprent: Ok I demand to know who has been pulling legs off our eight legged friends (who keep the damn flies under control). ]

      • Vicky32 1.1.1

        Poor spider, much maligned souls. 

        I love spiders! 🙂

         
        Must be difficult controlling 6 legs at once.

        They’re used to it… What I hate is when they’re threatening to go down the bathroom sink – I try to save them, grab a leg and it breaks off.. and down they go! Well, you know what they say about good intentions…

      • ianmac 1.1.2

        Actually I really like spiders and they live happily in our house though I suspect they might help the cockroaches set of the burglar alarm when we are away. Ungrateful little beggars.

        • Vicky32 1.1.2.1

          Actually I really like spiders and they live happily in our house though I suspect they might help the cockroaches set of the burglar alarm when we are away.

          When we lived in Mt Eden, we lived next to a swimming pool that had a burglar alarm which went off every night without fail for weeks. I spoke to the manager after 10 days of it and she said “it’s a cockroach alarm!” Then, thankfully she got it fixed so that it wasn’t so hyper-sensitive…

          • ianmac 1.1.2.1.1

            Must try desensitising the alarm thanks Vicky32. I had given up setting the alarm as it was annoying the neighbors.

      • Vicky32 1.1.3

        Ok I demand to know who has been pulling legs off our eight legged friends

        Oops! Like Bored, I should have thought… spiders, like octopuses, have eight!

  2. aerobubble 2

    I was just wondering. A car engineered to be very very loud at low speed, wakes me up every weekday morning at 7am. If we all own such cars the noise would be so horrendous that they would be banned, yet Police cannot immediately enter the driveway, where the car is making all the noise because its private property, and when it does get onto the road its, excessively noisy but legal for the rather lax warrant of fitness rules (thank the ACT party for that).

    So I’m wondering, since we don’t seem to care about jobs, then we should really worry about sleeping problems of citizens either. Is this why so many leave for Australia? Poor parliamentary oversight?

    • Bored 2.1

      Boy racer exhausts and boom boxes make me think of shotguns and guillotines. I calm myself with thoughts of the ridiculous things I did when testosterone was king. Wish them grow up and get a mortgage…theres some cold justice.

    • McFlock 2.2

      It comes under a couple of things: the first is noise control, the second is having a noisy car. Noise control is a local issue. The car is a WoF issue, but my understanding is that the art in designing cars for the lesser-endowed is to make them quiet enough for a WoF if driven normally, but with latent noise potential to advertised the owner’s diminutive penis to the entire neighbourhood at 3am.
               
      You might have a community constable in your area – they tend to have a bit more time to deal with these things than full-time patrol staff, and it’s unfortunately not a 111 issue.
          

      • Uturn 2.2.1

        If noise is a bylaw issue and the car is a Wof issue, then the issue of shoving several large kumaras up the offending exhaust pipe is purely agricultural.

    • freedom 2.3

      “Police cannot immediately enter the driveway, where the car is making all the noise because its private property”
      I think they can, they just cannot enter your dwelling. Back in the late seventies/early eighties the rule of access changed to allow Police to enter a property when they were in the process of enforcing the law/carrying out their sworn duties. It was changed to allow the apprehension/testing of drivers suspected of being under the influence or similar road related offences. Back then if you had a skinfull, hopped into your vehicle and got back to your own property before they cut you off, they could not do anything. Maybe it doesn’t apply if the vehicle has not left the property?

      Used to be endless fun in our neighborhood around closing. More fun was to be had when the neighbour, who was a fireman, would often borrow a firetruck, sirens blaring to get home for lunch on time.

  3. vto 3

    Roses are shivering in their shoes due to cold and impending prunes..

  4. Leopold 4

    Bloomsday tomorrow!

  5. Pink postman 5

    Well the second weekend with not much to do .Bit of gardening and reading and listning to some music. LP meeting Sunday morning then back in time to hear Sunday’s opera on the concert programme . Roll on summer!.

    • vto 5.1

      Well mr pink, if you are near the coast from East Cape to Waipapa Point then take thyself to it for some spectacular oceanic activity, especially today tomorrow. Head for the most exposed parts. Thy mind will be refreshed and thy soul opened to the wonders of the wild world.

  6. deuto 6

    Best wishes to Rosie on her big move this weekend – hope it all goes well and the cold, wet day we had in Wellington yesterday did not hamper things too much. Today is supposed to be better so fingers crossed that it is.

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