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Old 17th Nov 2019, 08:50
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Good news !..well for the Aussie bug population that is.

Personally, one has always thought it would be far more entertaining if, given the surplus of venomous, and large crocodiles, species available, said "celebs " had been just dumped into the bush with the parting words " see you in a couple of weeks......hopefully ".

However, such "shows " do need a bit of a "wow ! " factor to appeal to their rapt viewers.

So instead of eating bugs, and this is only a passing though, ,do we thunk it would considered just a shade too radical if they now, not to beat around the bush as they say, were invited to start eating each other ?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-50445769
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Old 17th Nov 2019, 19:26
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invited to start eating each other
But these celebrities are full of 5h1t, so they wouldn't taste very nice...
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Old 18th Nov 2019, 04:14
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"Musician will.i.am says a Qantas flight attendant was "racist" towards him during a flight from Brisbane to Sydney.
The Black Eyed Peas band's frontman tweeted that he was singled out when he missed a plane announcement to put his laptop away.
Qantas issued a statement denying the allegation.
"There was a misunderstanding on board, which seems to have been exacerbated by will.i.am wearing noise cancelling headphones and not being able to hear instructions from crew," a spokesman said." bbc

Can feel for the guy. Obviously never flown before. Got to get those noise cancellers on to cut down on the fan (1 1/2) adulation uproar, unintentionally missing crew pre-takeoff instructions including the safety briefing. However, can't figure out how I.ar.dumb got to Australia in the first place.

And there should be minimum (say - grade 5) English skills demonstrated before people are allowed to publish on Twitter.
"I'm sorry to say me and my group have experienced the (sic) worse service due to an overly aggressive flight attendant..."

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Old 18th Nov 2019, 19:05
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I like the celebrity nonsense in the jungle. Then again, I have been instructed to.

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Old 18th Nov 2019, 19:45
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And there should be minimum (say - grade 5) English skills demonstrated before people are allowed to publish on Twitter.
"I'm sorry to say me and my group have experienced the (sic) worse service due to an overly aggressive flight attendant...

Grammar policeman says:

me and my group = I and my group
the (sic) worse service = the worse (sic) service

Apart from that, spot on!
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Old 18th Nov 2019, 20:46
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Both wrong.
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Old 19th Nov 2019, 19:54
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Looked at volcano. About to leave Hawai’i for Florida. Back to the UK in a week - have checked the temperatures and not looking forward to it.
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Old 20th Nov 2019, 07:11
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Looked at volcano. About to leave Hawai’i for Florida. Back to the UK in a week - have checked the temperatures and not looking forward to it.
Tsk ! shurely you cannot wait to enjoy that vomit inducing phrase "crisp winter sunshine ".....invariably utter by tv weather presenters with a gushing fixated smile possibly because they don't have to actually work in the conditions and their only exposure is getting from the car to inside a warm building.......and going to the shops.
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Old 20th Nov 2019, 10:26
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Maximum temperature of 45C here in Waikerie South Australia today. Did three launches out at the gliding Club, two privately owned Arcus Gliders and one privately owned PW5.

All got to well over 12,000' and had quite reasonable flights apparently.

Now 2055hrs CSuT and it is still 40C outside! Forecast for tomorrow is o/night minimum in mid 20's and max of 34 with strong winds.

Quite normal for this area this time of year.

that vomit inducing phrase "crisp winter sunshine ".....invariably utter by tv weather presenters with a gushing fixated smile possibly because they don't have to actually work in the conditions and their only exposure is getting from the car to inside a warm building.......and going to the shops.
Ah yes...TV Weather presenters. Don'tcha just love 'em?
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Old 20th Nov 2019, 10:49
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Warm here too Pinky. Well, warmer compared to yesterday morning. Don't know if Surrey Hills GC are launching today, will take a wander up the common later and take a gander across the valley. 12000' out of the question though!
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Old 20th Nov 2019, 15:39
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Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot View Post
Maximum temperature of 45C here in Waikerie South Australia today. Did three launches out at the gliding Club, two privately owned Arcus Gliders and one privately owned PW5.

All got to well over 12,000' and had quite reasonable flights apparently.

Now 2055hrs CSuT and it is still 40C outside! Forecast for tomorrow is o/night minimum in mid 20's and max of 34 with strong winds.

Quite normal for this area this time of year.



Ah yes...TV Weather presenters. Don'tcha just love 'em?
Ah ...... aviation content...blue air, pretty clouds or dinner plates in the sky please ?...got to 10 once out of Venlo and 11.5 out of Bruggen, both off the wire and both in a Ka8..... I loved the Ka8..... dead simple, just like me.

One of our two local weather "presenters ", the other one is pretty good really, always likes to give the impression she controls the wx....whether she knows the difference between a cold and warm front is debatable...the word occlusion however, is an entirely different matter as the term never gets even a passing mention.
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Old 20th Nov 2019, 15:45
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Originally Posted by timgill View Post
And there should be minimum (say - grade 5) English skills demonstrated before people are allowed to publish on Twitter.
"I'm sorry to say me and my group have experienced the (sic) worse service due to an overly aggressive flight attendant...

Grammar policeman says:

me and my group = I and my group
the (sic) worse service = the worse (sic) service

Apart from that, spot on!
Not quite - "worse" is the comparative and there's nothing compared, so it should say "worst". At least "Grammar" is correct!
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Old 21st Nov 2019, 07:20
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Had to go out to the A/F today to attend to a scratched Glider canopy. Two and a half hours spent with a Micromesh kit fixed it! (My flamin' aching arm!! )

Both Arcus Gliders reached 16,000' and the PW5 Pilot reported cloudbase at 17,850'

A very windy cool change arrived about 0730hrs. Overnight minimum was 24C and todays Max was 30C just before the change. It dropped back to 24C again and stayed around that for most of the day.

11.5 out of Bruggen, both off the wire and both in a Ka8..... I loved the Ka8..... dead simple,
Well done. And all of the early Kaiser designs were just that, simple. Never flew the '8' but logged a few hours in the KA 6, albeit the Schneider version built in Australia. Once had to get down in a hurry from just over 8,000' in one so did so in one continuous spin! No idea how many turns it did; Lost count after around 26 but when I applied opposite rudder etc and levelled out at 1,200' I was a bit dizzy!

Commenced recovery procedure at 2,000' indicated, anticipating a bit of Altimeter lag and was surprised to see just where I finished up S&L.
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 01:26
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Pinky, the first time I got my backside off the ground was in a Kookaburra glider (balsa covered with fabric) flown by my father, I think I was 7. But I ended up as a helicopter pilot, providing my own lift even with zero airspeed.

Best weather report was in the 1950s by an announcer on 2NZ named 'Appy 'Arkins (Terry Harkins) known for a few spoonerisms - he was talking of a cool winter morning with a few "fosts and frogs". He would also read advertisements for the Hoover "scrubbisher - poller".
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 20:41
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I have been sorting the wooden box; that contained assorted wood screws/ nails etc.
I shall be using a plank to repair the hole.
Not the same plank; readied for contributors that fail to submit entries to this thread.
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 02:13
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No, Your Lordship ... not the plank!!! Mind you, if one can swim it's better than being keelhauled.
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 07:25
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No, Your Lordship ... not the plank!!! Mind you, if one can swim it's better than being keelhauled.
I beg your pardon !.......don't diss keelhauling !....it's eco friendly for a start and also offers..

"The Ultimate sub sea experience to commune with nature and biodiversity .....various packages are available but we strongly recommend our Platinum package for that once in a lifetime experience where, fresh from your exploration of the marine world, you are greeted by a Great White shark on arrival back at the surface ! "

This, in contrast to those wot is suggesting the use of a plank....how is this plank acquired ?......by deforestation of the planets natural resources....that's how !.....that's my Greta T impression btw

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Old 24th Nov 2019, 08:57
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It's a reasonably effective de-barnacler but efficiency declines after the third pass.
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 11:53
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What else can possibly go wrong?

Thursday, the boiler packed up. Managed to get a plumber in on Friday afternoon, he diagnosed a blocked flue. Flue outlet is two storeys up outside, scaffolding required for access. Hence no heating or hot water. No heating no problem, we simply wrap up to stay warm, it's the no hot water wot's the bugga.

Saturday evening, the element in the oven goes kapput. That means no Sunday roast. Do you hear me? That's no Sunday roast! What is the world coming to?

Now as we all know, these things happen in threes, so we are looking forward to the next minor disaster.

What else can possibly go wrong?
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 11:57
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It's the pub for lunch then? You know you want to...

RAF Herc went round the Biggin Hold about 14 times this morning - I'm surprised they were able to fly a straight line when they finally headed off to Northolt...
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