Inconsequential Chat

What can I say?

(How about, sack the translator?)

Edited to add:  I have no idea what it's from.


marksierra said:

What can I say?

(How about, sack the translator?)

that does seem to be the only viable solution   oh oh


@marksierra, Swell Festival is on again this Friday! Want to come to the beach?  question

https://aussietravel.worldwebs.com/forums/discussion/it-s-swell  Maybe some MOLers might visit?

https://www.swellsculpture.com.au/ 


Lessons learned, forgotten and then re-learned, rather spectacularly:

When softening butter in a microwave oven, remember to take it out of the foil wrapper first, lest large sparkies will ensue!

Second lesson: burning paper coated with melted butter is bloody difficult to blow out!

(All okay now. No damage done)


Stunning photos  - winning images from the 2022 Bird Photographer of the Year competition - 

https://newatlas.com/photography/bird-photography-best-2022-bpoty-gallery-winners/#gallery:1


Australian political cartoonist Mark Knight has put it beautifully.

Reunited again.


marksierra said:

Stunning photos  - winning images from the 2022 Bird Photographer of the Year competition - 

https://newatlas.com/photography/bird-photography-best-2022-bpoty-gallery-winners/#gallery:1

Stunning is right. Fabulous. Gorgeous. 


Interesting how history repeats:

Queen Victoria reigns 63 years.
Her son Edward VII becomes King at the age of 59.
Edward had an affair with a London socialite Alice Keppel.

Queen Elizabeth II reigned 70 years.
Her son Charles III becomes King at the age of 73.
Chuck had an affair with a London socialite Camilla Parker-Bowles.

Edward VII is Charles III Great Great Grandfather.

Alice Keppel is Camilla Parker-Bowles Great Great Grandmother.


What with all the brass bands we're hearing right now, this may come in apposite


100,024 people at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the AFL (Aussie footy) Grand Final!

I didn't catch all the game, which ended up being a largely one-sided affair between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans, but following some reports later, I went looking for the pre-match entertainment.

Rave reviews for Robbie Williams...


Once a Goons fan, always a Goons fan.


This puts a whole new slant on the "Liar, liar pants on fire!" expression:

https://www.iflscience.com/the-fatal-exploding-pants-plague-of-new-zealand-61339


Who or, rather, what's been eating my pineapple, eh?

It's a green catbird, m'lud.   The bird is named after its distinctive call which sounds like a cat meowing, although it has also been mistaken for a crying child.

This one was filmed on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, where it may have been feasting on one of the pineapples joanne has been growing.


I'll admit it took a couple of seconds for the penny to drop...


Perhaps it’s a Roman (roaming) view of nearly-neighbours?? cheese


ps: will need your help later, to post some pics in the bird thread  wink


Checking out the rainbow (while perched on a rusted old scythe).


These birds are called Chestnut-breasted Mannikins.

This flock was snapped near the city of Darwin, capital city of Australia's Northern Territory.


Ladies and Gentlemen ...!

For your delectation and pleasure ...


Did you hear about the mathematician who’s afraid of negative numbers?  He’ll stop at nothing to avoid them.


  The only downside ... you need a source of light.


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