67 posts • joined Saturday 26th May 2007 06:47 GMT
I do wish that Bacon did not cost a years mortgage payments for a kilo pack here in China. I miss my Bacon Butties.
The REAL bacon is wild pork chased down with dogs and knifed, then carried for several hours from the kill site to the 4wd, then dry cured and cold smoked.
The bread should be home baked, not bought.
City slickers just don't know what REAL bacon sandwiches are...
"We do not intend to use this ruling to discourage our fans from expressing their imagination, creativity and passion for Star Wars through the costumes and props they make for their personal use,"
Explains why the welsh and Aussies like sheep so much, the subliminals in star wars has them wanting to make their own long haired sidekicks....
My coat's the sheepskin one.
Dunno what the Aussies pay
But here in NZ an ounce of good stuff is between $200 and $350 NZD depending on how close you are to the grow zones (coromandel, northland and the tararua ranges in the north Island, any scarfies basement in the south island) and how long since the cops last raided the neighbourhood tinny house and carried off the stock causing a scarcity situation.
fire icon cause you gotta burn it to smoke it.
My first computer was dads retired work machine.
Apple IIe running Applesoft basic, no HDD, just a twin 5 1/2" floppy drive dock.
I still have it, it was even still running last time I packed it for a shift.
@ Damien G M
Sooner they're dead the better.
Bloody little pommy spikers eat the birds eggs.
The only native mammals are a couple of species of bats, so a lot of native birds lay their eggs on the ground in nests in clumps of long grass, right where hungry egg-loving hedgepigs can find a meal.
What would they say to the standard 9v battery
They type with two snap cap contacts on the top... The usual way to check they are fully charged is a quick lick across the contacts, which makes your tongue tingle and go numb with the current flow... are 9v batteries now going to be illegal?
Paris Hilton, because she has exactly the same number of braincells as they average US Lawyer and police office... AKA, Nil.
@ Roul Miller
same here basicly. I'm in Rural NZ, over an hour from a decent sized town with a nightclub, and over half an hour from a rural service small town with ag supply stores and a pub. We never lock up, the quad bike has it's keys in the ignition all the time, car keys sit on the dash, stuff like that.
where we were up north on the previous farm before shifting in down here last november we didn't even have keys to lock the house with, all the back door keys got lost 10 yrs ago.
We have a number of big vicious farm dogs however, they only get locked up if we know visitors are coming, and are always chained up before we open the deer fence gate to let the visitors into the house surrounds, I'd like to see any buggers trying to carry off the TV with a huntaway hanging on to his balls and a header with her teeth in his butt :D
Looks boat-ish to me
Blue spinnaker, red & white mainsail, blue hull and a little blue pennant...
Then I put my glasses on and it looks like someone melted several bits of plastic toys together over a lighter flame. Hence the flame icon
There are plenty of remote trackers...
My boss had a pair of navman units fitted to the two Isuzu bighorns we ran, they'd send data such as location, whether motor running or turned off, if moving the speed it was moving at... things like that.
One sales rep team leader was so addicted to the coffee that before a month was out the office knew the location of every cafe in the town he was working in since the truck would pull up there and stay there for 30 mins before moving off :D They could even program the computer at the office to warn them every time the motor switched of withing 500M of a logged location, so log in every cafe in town, and when the rep stopped for a coffee, he got a call from the office within minutes :D
@ Jon Green.
Been there done that... sitting on the balcony to pissed to stand when a sparrow flew into the glass door beside me and fell out of the air... pulled of the head, stripped off the skin and feathers and gutted with a fingernail... chew and was down with more beer. still warm and raw.
especially the beer :D
vulture icon because it's a dead bird too.
I only have 2 on facebook
And thats merely to make them shut the fuck up and stop sending reminders to all their Email list every other day.
I haven't been to facebook since I first signed up and I've long since lost the password.
On the plus sign I no longer get "XXX wants to be your friend on facebook, why not sign up now" type messages almost daily from them.
Can Facebook really be called Information Technology when theres bugger all information involved? it's just empty egos.
They could go to a farm and "liberate" the B12 bottle :D I gave the calves a jab of cobalt supplement last week, I'm sure it would do them good too. And rabid PETA freaks are used to "liberating" things from farms so she shouldn't have any problems there.
Just use a clean needle dearie :P
the alien, because they're more understandable than PETA freaks.
It's fun, but really, the clues should have lead the boss to try and break into the ECHELON Antenna domes or some other govt installation guarded by humourless paranoids Black Helicopter drivers who would have held him for weeks for questioning :P
Playboy TV is making movies these days. I'm just waiting for hustler Hardcore to join in too and re-make the Benny Hill giggle fests with even less clothes on the chicks :D
Hopefully paris will still be young enough to star :D
New Zealand Ministry of Ag and Fisheries
used that system till the late 90's dad enjoyed going through the catalogues from suppliers deciding which bits he wanted before the end-of-financial-year departmental what-toys-to-get meeting.
$30,000 for a machine that would get used once every 4 years and depreciated to nil and sold off for peanuts to one of the staff after 10 was about par for the course...
That quote always puts a smileon my dial... I used to have it as my sig line for emails untill the company disabled all sig lines and insistuted a Lawyer-writtern disclaimer as the sole sig line.
Now wheres a tall stairway the manager uses.....
This is one geek
That would be filling the presented posterior with a load of salt.
3 1/2" magnum shell and half charge powder, waxpaper and cotton wad and stuff the shell with rock salt. Keep dry and use a Full choke to ensure the salt is stressed and pulverised upon firing.
Both of those
were Damn fine books. The Starship troopers movie was a different movie with the same name... I just hope a GOOD director does Heinlein justice when converting his books.
You silly republican revolutionaries try deposing the monarch and I'll head over from the colonies and join the royalist cause, I'll even supply my own rifle and ammo.
God save the Queen, And if He won't We Will
Yum... Have you tried Marmite and Chips (Crisps) sandwiches? Nice :D
Re NZ meat... you'll find theres a lot less truth to the "food miles" arguement if you look at the production systems in the UK and NZ, in the UK, tractors burning diesel plow and plant grain and crops, tractors then harvest grains and silage, tractors then feed that out daily to stock kept indoors away from the weather where they will grow better. Lots of diesel. then they're trucked to the works, the packed meat trucked to the chiller storeage warehouses, and trucked to the supermarkets.
NZ, a guy on a small motorbike whips round the paddocks chasing cows from one paddock to the other every few days. then they're trucked tot he works, packed into containers and loaded on a ship for export, unloaded overseas into chiller storage, and trucked to the supermarket.
There was a study as part of the kyoto agreement data collection on agriculture for CO2 emissions. UK intensive crop feeding meat rearing caused 3 times the CO2 from burning fuel from paddock to plate than NZ Pastoral meat rearing from pasture to plate. even including shipping CO2 emissions from the boats.
Oh yes... You can't blame us for the sausages or bacon either. NZ is a net IMPORTER of pork products, only 40% of our pork consumption is NZ raised, the rest is imported from asian sources as cooked product.
Or was... the goverment has stuck their collective head up their assholes, ignored that Foot and mouth is endemic in asian herds, and decided to allow uncooked pork product in.
I think it's time for a new holiday, Guy Fawkes failed over there, we need a success over here...
Nil Hedonism and Excess?
They could try the journalists from the Mormon newsletters and magazines they're always trying to give people after knocking on the door, as a second control group, arent the Jehovas witnesses supposed to be sober and well behaved too? :P
Trees are perennials
Bananas are annuals (in some climates). the trunk is actually just a thick fleshy stem and bananas grow on a new one each season.
I wonder what would happen if the trainee WASN'T good with excell... read the wrong columns and send out the bananas that arrived the day previous while several tons of mouldering bananas in the back room are busy learning how to make fire?
How goat tastes...
depends entirely on what goat you eat.
Shoot an old mangy feral billygoat in mid rut and it'll taste and feel like boot leather marinated in piss. so the dog gets that stuff. A young yearling doe tastes like a cross between venison and prime lamb, Slightly mild gameiness with good texture and flavour. A young kid 3 months or under tastes like gamey chicken.
They make good roasts :D and are a very lean healthy red meat :D
I've known one geek making a system source a load of translucent blue goo about the viscosity of cooking oil, non-conducting, non-penetrative coolant. Pull apart a beer fridge and coil the chiller tubes around the base of an aquarium and cover with plastic fake stones and a few plastic plants, set up the motherboard so it looks like a sunken wreck... the drives were sprayed with an aerosol silicon rubber spray, to keep any liquid from entering the inanrds and wer submerged as well. Only the power supply and CD-ROM Drive were not submerged.
With a few plastic fish and a couple of LED lights it looked cool :D
I much prefer Mr FreeMarket
Good british humour and always ready to bash the wogs, krauts, cheese eating surrender monkeys and anyone else that gets in the way of his rather acerbic wit.
Plus plenty of posts on famous happenings "on this day" and plenty of firearms.
@ The Jim Bloke & Jason
"Brit" singular and "Brits" plural is the NZ common usage for residents of the british isles, further subdivided into scots, welsh, irish and english, except for when in a pub, whereapon they become scotties, welshies, paddies and pommies.
Yanks is the usual term for those that live in the US, if the south had won their war, maybe Yanks would now be known as Niggers, because if there was a big slave population around in the '60s, the civil rights movement would have been another civil war instead. And with more blacks in the fields than whites in the mansions, I'd be betting on the slaves winning, MLK or no MLK preaching forgiveness. :P
IIRC the Cadburys here in NZ use coco butter rather than vegefats.
Taste good, But I tend to get the Warehouse own brand of generic chocolate in 1Kg slabs.. I can go through two slabs in a days SCUBA diving, Swimming against the current a long way down dragging a catch bag with a PPO2 over 80% really gets the metabolisim revving up.
@ Asian outage
Wasn't that when the local divers tried to obtain copperon the cheap to flog to the scrap merchants?
Chop up and drag uplong lengths of fibre, remove powercable for boosters, tip scrap fibre over side of boat and putt off to sell wire than cost a couple of million to make and lay, for pennies.
Re the capital J
It's not Blasphemy, it's just good manners to capitalise the firstletter of a proper noun... I.E. someones name.
Now not capitalising the C in Christ, which is his title :D that will send you down to join the ranks of the damned ;)
it's up to you to decide if 'm serious or not... This is the internet after all, I could be any kind of crazy and all you would know is a set of black and white lines on the screen... or white on black or however you've rigged your browser to display things. Now THAT takes care of any IT angle the mention of Ebay doesn't
Do they get to keep the armbands
To take home to their daughters? Given the prices charged for "branded" items surely a cop will happily dropgum where the boss can see if it will mean they get to take a rand name item home to their kid...
"While we would all like some links, due to them being as they put it 'stingy bastards' they would not pay the silly New & Improved Labor's Hyperlink duty."
Well... maybe they oughtn't have been on the piss with Mr Dubai, strong rink causes you to shoot at the revenooers... and miss.
Less booze = better aim = more hyperlinks...
" "Compleat" is still misspelled on all links to BOFH 94-99 "
Compleat is used a fair bit amoungst the literati, Check out Thewells "The Compleat Angler"
The meaning is more along the lines of comprehensive than complete, just one of those subtle distinctions the english language abounds with.
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