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... apart from the rumours of Salary Cap breaches which have all been denied by the Club and the AFL now it's can we win a fourth Premiership.

Kevin Sheedy's has his two cents worth....

He seems to forget everyone said it was impossible for us to win a third after losing one of the finals, not getting a weeks rest etc etc.

Certainly it will be a hard task, but we've got as good a chance if not better than the other 15 teams.


Lucy Lion (Lucy Lion), Thursday, 5 February 2004 22:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Cheat!!! take the flags off them and give them to the power

jsa, Friday, 6 February 2004 00:14 (sixteen years ago) link


The power hey jsa? Don't they have to make a GF? Give 'em to the Pies!!!

Bennö (Bennö), Friday, 6 February 2004 00:50 (sixteen years ago) link

Beware the Swannies Luce beware the Swannies. Nice to see ol' Nutter wake everyone up though..this cricket season has to be THE MOST BORING on record. I reckon all of the cricket forumers have pissed off to try out for the ZZZZZZZZZZZZimbots, most of us would probably get a game!



Rik E Boy (Rik E Boy), Friday, 6 February 2004 02:57 (sixteen years ago) link

With collingwoods record theres no doubt we would have beaten them, we only get semi final yips, not grand final yips!!!!

jsa, Friday, 6 February 2004 03:22 (sixteen years ago) link

oops i forgot prel final yips and qualifying yips

jsa, Friday, 6 February 2004 03:23 (sixteen years ago) link

Ol' Nutter failed absolutely to wake me up. And I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for once, and assert he wasn't actually trying to.

Yet another dismally inept attempt to artificially put AFL back on the back page. The AFL and the media hacks seem to think if we go a month without hearing Sheeds' opinion on anything, or seeing Shane Crawford's torso, or hearing what a great footballer/bloke/potential Nobel Peace Prize winner Nathan Buckley or James Hird is, we're all so stupid and our attention spans are so inadequate we'll forget the AFL even exists.

Fred Nerk (Fred Nerk), Friday, 6 February 2004 04:49 (sixteen years ago) link

That's true Fred, but if you started work in October and did not get recognised for your efforts until the end of March you'd get narky too.

Big Bird (Big Bird), Friday, 6 February 2004 05:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Nutter failed to wake you up Fred, but there's nothing wrong with your attention span LOL.



Rik E Boy (Rik E Boy), Friday, 6 February 2004 05:22 (sixteen years ago) link

"That's true Fred, but if you started work in October and did not get recognised for your efforts until the end of March you'd get narky too. "

Now this sounds like what's happening to the Lions. How often do we hear any news of the 3 time reigning Premiers on FoxFooty News Updates "all the news of your team all summer" what a joke! Imagine if it were a Vic team 3 years reigning Premiers, and only got News Update of the club and players once a month!

Think we should startup our own FoxFooty News Updates.

Lucy Lion (Lucy Lion), Friday, 6 February 2004 06:02 (sixteen years ago) link

if only we did receive only 3 updates a day about the Lions LOL.



Rik E Boy (Rik E Boy), Friday, 6 February 2004 06:05 (sixteen years ago) link

Can we have ONE conversation where you don't bring up your hero Ned Flanders?

Rik E Boy (Rik E Boy), Friday, 6 February 2004 06:09 (sixteen years ago) link

REB if you are referring to me talking about the Brisbane Lions, the answer is highly unlikely. We get little enough news up here about our own team let alone any about yours or anyone elses. And as I started this thread specifically speaking about the Lions why should I change it! LOL

How are you CATS gunna go this year?

Regards Ned Flanders!!!

Lucy Lion (Lucy Lion), Sunday, 8 February 2004 22:01 (sixteen years ago) link

How are the Cats gunna go this year Luce?

Surely that question would have to be one of the toughest to answer in football. I've been a Cat fan for more years than I will admit to in public but lets say that I've experienced enough disappointment to know that talking us up at this time of year is an effort that is fraught with danger.

There is plenty to like about the look of our list and I certainly disagree with the prevailing view that the Cats lack talent and star quality. However, our forward line still looks less than intimidating and the news that Benny Graham is going up forward again is something that does not fill me with hope, but if we can more goals out of Kingsley as well as about 40 for Big Ben then it might prove to be a handy move.

The forward line really needs the likes of McCarthy, Mooney and Gardiner to stand up and with our new 'dual' ruck set up maybe Chambers or Loats can give us an added target in the forward 50. David Haynes will also have a lot expected of him as our small crumbing goalkicking option. Aaron Lord had little left in the tank and failed to do even a Jason Snell, let alone a Ronnie Burns at his best so I think that is another possible area for improvement.

Still, these are the players who I think can have a big season at Catland this year and if they do, I think we can make the eight.

Spriggs, Ablett, Kelly, Enright, Wojinski, Scarlett, Harley,King, Maloney, Chapman and Steve Johnson. Maybe not stars yet, but I don't think it will take them much longer. This cake is almost ready folks.



Rik E Boy (Rik E Boy), Monday, 9 February 2004 03:07 (sixteen years ago) link

REB ya mate Scarlett is a pretty handy player. I think he will be even more impressive this year than last year.

Lucy Lion (Lucy Lion), Monday, 9 February 2004 06:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Aaron Lord has left the cattery, and fallen on his feet. Sound like a half decent job?

Bennö (Bennö), Thursday, 12 February 2004 04:59 (sixteen years ago) link

A win win situation Benno. Kind of like watching Collingwood and the Power miss out two years in a row. Does life get any better?




Rik E Boy (Rik E Boy), Friday, 13 February 2004 06:01 (sixteen years ago) link

ten years pass...

Chairman Feinstein (nakhchivan), Sunday, 21 December 2014 00:49 (five years ago) link

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Sunday, 21 December 2014 23:32 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Does life get any better?



Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Thursday, 15 January 2015 03:25 (five years ago) link


Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Tuesday, 27 January 2015 02:22 (five years ago) link

The art world is still way too beleaguered with pretentious arseholes masquerading as infants terribles, espousing dubious politics under the spurious disclaimer of being whimsically noteworthy

the prefects of the spirit world (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 19:16 (five years ago) link

apart from the french that seems fair

Ban Kil Moon (imago), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 19:25 (five years ago) link

oh wait

you dicks!

Ban Kil Moon (imago), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 19:32 (five years ago) link

maybe 'infants terribles' is the hmp long lartin slang term for the wing where ian watkins resides

the prefects of the spirit world (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 19:46 (five years ago) link

a series of gestures

wizaerd (Lamp), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 19:48 (five years ago) link

Eid Mubarak - The-Playmaker
29 Jul 2014 - 10 posts - ‎8 authors
Have a good one my nigs allahu akbar m8 Eid al-Adha Mubarak. ... The Zlatan wrote: allahu akbar m8. thanks m8. Back to top. El_indian.

the prefects of the spirit world (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 22:02 (five years ago) link

god is dope m8

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 22:06 (five years ago) link

Friendship with Tori Amos

One of Gaiman's most commented-upon friendships is with the musician Tori Amos, a Sandman fan who became friends with Gaiman after making a reference to "Neil and the Dream King" on her 1991 demo tape. He included her in turn as a character (a talking tree) in his novel Stardust.[103] Amos also mentions Gaiman in her songs, "Tear in Your Hand" ("If you need me, me and Neil'll be hangin' out with the dream king. Neil says hi by the way"),[104] "Space Dog" ("Where's Neil when you need him?"),[105] "Horses" ("But will you find me if Neil makes me a tree?"),[106] "Carbon" ("Get me Neil on the line, no I can't hold. Have him read, 'Snow, Glass, Apples' where nothing is what it seems"),[107] "Sweet Dreams" ("You're forgetting to fly, darling, when you sleep"),[108] and "Not Dying Today" ("Neil is thrilled he can claim he's mammalian, 'but the bad news,' he said, 'girl you're a dandelion'").[107] He also wrote stories for the tour book of Boys for Pele and Scarlet's Walk, a letter for the tour book of American Doll Posse, and the stories behind each girl in her album Strange Little Girls. Amos penned the introduction for his novel Death: the High Cost of Living, and posed for the cover. She also wrote a song called "Sister Named Desire" based on his Sandman character, which was included on his anthology, Where's Neil When You Need Him?.

Gaiman is godfather to Tori Amos's daughter Tash,[109] and wrote a poem called "Blueberry Girl" for Tori and Tash.[110] The poem has been turned into a book by the illustrator Charles Vess.[111] Gaiman read the poem aloud to an audience at the Sundance Kabuki Theater in San Francisco on 5 October 2008 during his book reading tour for The Graveyard Book.[112] It was published in March 2009 with the title, Blueberry Girl.

No-Neck Blue's Banned - Craig Bellamy (nakhchivan), Sunday, 1 February 2015 01:56 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Bama Yao Autonomous County Phoenix Township Junior High School "Bigfoot Meng Wei" boy new hope shoes story, attracting the attention of caring people, Guangxi Branch of China Southern Airlines free tickets from Shanghai to provide for him and his family, CCTV and other media for severalday follow-up reports. Yesterday, Meng Wei from home arrived in Nanning, all the way to get a lot of caring. Today, Meng Wei depart for Children's Hospital of Shanghai, set foot wear shoes dream journey.

no love deb weep (nakhchivan), Sunday, 15 February 2015 04:03 (five years ago) link

Mr Burns - Excellent


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Mr. Burns saying "Excellent" and tenting his fingers

Taken from the end of episode 93 - Bart Gets Famous

no love deb weep (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 17 February 2015 22:12 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

BNM. Bund Nai Maari. Mainly used in hindi-punjabi spoken region. used as "(I)don't give a damn" in punjabi. Originated in Thapar University by 2008-12 batch.

nakhchivan, Monday, 30 March 2015 15:35 (five years ago) link


u have wiked together fiords (imago), Monday, 30 March 2015 15:41 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Ferraro, J.S.: Nocturnal illumination maintains reproductive function and simulates the effects of constant light on the circadian system in the mature male Djungarian hamster (Phodopus sungorus)*. J. Interdiscipl. Cycle Res. 21:1-16, 1990.

nakhchivan, Sunday, 19 April 2015 15:56 (five years ago) link

nakhchivan, Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:03 (five years ago) link

nakhchivan, Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:04 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

In the obscure and largely forgotten interstices of the British left during the upheavals of the 1970s, when hundreds of actors, artists and musicians took up the cudgels (usually Trotskyist) in support of what they hoped was an imminent revolution, there were few more perverse and irrelevant political groupings than this particular sect. Cardew was to devote the last ten years of his life to promoting its interests.

The Fields of Karlhenry (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 10 June 2015 01:49 (five years ago) link

Their principal task was to set to music texts that Bains had written – texts ‘of an unsurpassable political and literary crassness’, Tilbury writes. One was called ‘Workers of Ontario’:

We are the workers of Ontario,
We work for the rich of the United States,
We work for the rich of Canada,
We work under the yoke of wage slavery
Hauling the riches out of the earth,
Manufacturing commodities for the rich to sell.
We are the workers of Ontario,
A mighty section of the Canadian working class.

The following year We Sing for the Future was published, containing 78 such songs; unkind critics noted that the title music, composed by Cardew, bore some similarity to the ‘Eton Boating Song’.

The Fields of Karlhenry (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 10 June 2015 01:53 (five years ago) link

There's a thread somewhere where I point out the similarities between Cardew's "Smash the Social Contract" and "Funky Gibbon" by the Goodies.

Willibald Pirckheimers Briefwechsel (Tom D.), Wednesday, 10 June 2015 09:22 (five years ago) link

Cardew's socialist idealism made for some embarrassing music tbh

Quite fond of some his later piano pieces though tbh.

Willibald Pirckheimers Briefwechsel (Tom D.), Wednesday, 10 June 2015 11:06 (five years ago) link

eton boating song and that cardew piece both top tunage

The Fields of Karlhenry (nakhchivan), Thursday, 11 June 2015 02:11 (five years ago) link

When Electronic Music Was Good

l-r top bloke, top bird, top bloke, top dog

nakhchivan, Friday, 3 June 2016 14:02 (four years ago) link

nakhchivan, Friday, 3 June 2016 14:03 (four years ago) link

that was my fb cover for a while xp

clouds, Friday, 3 June 2016 16:44 (four years ago) link


nakhchivan, Friday, 3 June 2016 16:51 (four years ago) link

today i was reading about adele meyer's grandson,....

On 23 November 1989, at a time of both Thatcher's and the Conservative Party's waning popularity and shortly after Nigel Lawson's resignation as chancellor, 69-year-old Meyer put himself forward as the pro-European stalking horse for the leadership of the Conservative Party, fully expecting that one of the more prominent pro-Europeans such as Ian Gilmour or Michael Heseltine would take over the role; in the event, none of them did so, and Meyer had no illusions that he had any chance of success.[3] He was derided as "Sir Anthony Whats'isname" by the pro-Thatcher Sun newspaper, who reported that he was the only Conservative MP to oppose the use of force to win back the Falkland Islands following the Argentine invasion of 1982 and had backed a number of Labour policies, including votes against Tory-led welfare benefit cuts and immigration issues. He was also slammed by the Daily Express as "Sir Nobody".[4]

nakhchivan, Friday, 3 June 2016 16:54 (four years ago) link

Lately, as I’ve followed the contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, I’ve found myself thinking of The Red and the Black, and its play with antiquated notions of authenticity. The passionate support for Sanders has, one hopes, much to do with excitement about his insistent expression of a platform of economic populism. But it would be naïve to think it doesn’t also have to do with his appearance, his way of speaking. There is authenticity, and there is appearing authentic. These two things may mostly align—as they largely but not entirely do with Sanders. (Most anti-establishment figures avoid 35 years in government.) Or they may almost perfectly not align—as in the case of Donald Trump. (A liar celebrated for speaking the truth.) Either way, it’s worth investigating authenticity in our political thinking, both to understand its power and to consider how it helps or hurts the kind of effective, forward-looking agenda that we hope will emerge from a fractured Democratic Party.

One problem with authenticity as a campaign tactic is its unsettling, subconscious alliance with those who benefit from the status quo. If you’re not who you say you are—if you’re moving on the social ladder, or are not in “your place”—you’re inauthentic. Keeping it real subtly advocates for keeping it just like it is.

The semiotics of Sanders’s political authenticity—dishevelment, raised voice, being unyielding—are available to male politicians in a way they are not to women (and to whites in a way they are not to blacks or Hispanics or Asians). Black women in politics don’t have the option to wear their hair “natural”; nearly all white women appear to have blowouts, even Elizabeth Warren. It’s nonsense, and yet the only politically viable option, and therefore not nonsense.

It’s not just that research has shown that women are perceived to talk too much even when they talk less, or that men who display anger are influential while women who do so are not. It’s that there is no such thing as “masculine wiles.” The phrase just doesn’t exist. This doesn’t mean that calling into question Clinton’s authenticity and trustworthiness—the fault line along which the Democratic Party has riven—is pure misogyny. It just means that it’s not purely not misogyny.

Clinton is often described as the institutional candidate, the establishment. There’s a lot of truth to that. But she’s also the woman who initially kept her name (and her job) as the wife of the governor of Arkansas, who used the role of First Lady as cover to push for socialized health care, and who was instrumental in getting health insurance for eight million children past the Republican gorgons when a full reform failed. Someone who has survived being attacked for nearly 40 years must possess a highly developed sense of what the critic Walter Benjamin calls “cunning and high spirits”—the means by which figures in fairy tales evade the oppressive forces of myth, and mortals evade gods. Somehow she achieved one of the more liberal voting records in the Senate, despite rarely being described as a liberal by either the left or the right.

Perhaps one reason that Clinton’s “firewall” of black support has remained standing is that “authenticity” has less rhetorical force with a historically oppressed people, for whom that strategy—being recognizably who people in power think you ought to be—was never viable. There are, of course, important and substantial criticisms of Clinton. But perhaps when we say that Hillary is inauthentic, we’re simply saying that she is a woman working in the public eye.

Democrats on both sides of the party should consider which tactic best suits the underdogs they feel they are defending, and want to defend. Whoever receives the nomination, perhaps the worry should shift from whether the candidate is cunning to whether the candidate—and the Democratic Party—can be cunning enough.

Rivka Galchen

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nakhchivan, Sunday, 19 June 2016 01:10 (four years ago) link

one month passes...


sarahell, Friday, 29 July 2016 21:30 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

If anyone needed reminding that the repercussions of 9/11 were still being felt, the very location of Lollapalooza Berlin was testimony to that

meh 😐 (wins), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 10:02 (three years ago) link

do you like the cat, do you like the idea of the cat, do you like the idea of sharing the idea of the cat, is the liking genuinely yours or is it liking what others would like and by extension liking you?

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