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Weekend social 29/04/2011

Written By: - Date published: 2:30 pm, April 29th, 2011 - 11 comments
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Weekend 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?

11 comments on “Weekend social 29/04/2011”

  1. DeeDub 1

    I’m going to see Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed at Bodega in Welli tomorrow night. Should be a blast.

  2. Glee McPerkins 2

    Go the Breakers!!

  3. ianmac 3

    How do you protect suicidal praying (preying?) mantis? There was the large fellow squatting in the middle of the footpath as I walked to town. I picked him up and gently put it in a hedge. When I walked back half an hour later there he was in the middle of the footpath again and in imminent danger. I know it was the same one because he looked so sad. What should I do?

    • Lanthanide 3.1

      I guess put it in a bush that isn’t easily accessible to the footpath. In your back garden would work well, for example.

      Alternatively you can take them inside, trap any flies you have bothering you in a glass and put the praying mantis in there with a twig so it can climb up and grab the flies – that’s always fun.

      • felix 3.1.1

        Alternately you can point them in the opposite direction on the food chain if you have pet frogs…

        • Lanthanide 3.1.1.2

          I think if you had pet frogs, getting one to eat the mantis wouldn’t be much of a novelty.

          Now, if you have pet mantises, then getting one to eat a fly wouldn’t be much of a novelty either. But I’m assuming he doesn’t.

          • ianmac 3.1.1.2.1

            Actually I thought of letting the mantis eat the frog but then that would set off a whole new direction in Evolution. But hey. Why not!

            • Descendant Of Smith 3.1.1.2.1.1

              I know the NZ cricket team is not great at present but to know Coney has been that badly affected is somewhat sad.

              Take him home, sit him in front of the computer and show him the underarm incident on YouTube – that should keep him alive for a few more weeks anyway.

    • Armchair Critic 3.2

      Put it on a rose bush. If you don’t have a rose bush, get one for the mantis.

  4. For classical musi lovers ,a new Brass quintet will be playing at the Anglican Cathedral Hamilton on Sunday 2.30 pm 8th of May . Well worth going to see. Vivaldi with a bit of Scott Joplin. I recommend The Hamilton Brass Quintet .

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