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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Teacock, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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    What did kangaroos do to you OZ? Pull up a pew and tell us your tale, mate.

    I have tried roo, found it too gamey.
     
  2. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    I'm noticing a trend here, that is we would be complaining a lot. ;)
     
  3. Australis

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    Why do we have so many boofheaded rugby league players? Seriously?

    And sad news about Rolf Harris. I admired him a lot, especially as a kid, and now this... (prbably the only trhing Tony Abbott & I will ever agree on) :(
     
  4. Teacock

    Teacock Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I hope he rots in prison.
     
  5. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

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    I truly have never understood why anyone ever made a big deal about Harris, but I didn't imagine him to be that particular variety of filth. I'm pleased his victims have justice at last.

    They exist. That's sufficient.

    But they are actually a pest animal in my part of the world and it's incredibly irritating to see people gush over them, claim they're endangered (:guffaw::rolleyes:), claim they're being slaughtered en masse (:guffaw::rolleyes:) and other similar crap. We're not going to run out of them any time soon - unfortunately.
     
  6. Relayer1

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    I was a big fan of Harris as a youngster - I watched his anniversary performance at The Royal Albert Hall a few years ago and still thought he was a great entertainer. I thought he was an underrated artist too.

    I feel desperately let down by him. I've found this quite unsettling.

    And there's more victims coming forward now. Scumbag.
     
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  7. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is honourable Premium Member

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    That goes without saying. ;)
     
  8. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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    That's how I feel this evening, bit depressed actually.
     
  9. Saul

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    Add me to the list of people who find this very unsettling. You grow up watching this guy on TV and kid shows and think he is the most gentle and disarming person. Yet beneath that....

    It's disturbing and at the same time makes me angry that these allegations took so long to surface. Also sickened with how society seemed to turn a blind eye to these cases in the past as if it's just part of the way things were and kids shouldn't be "telling tales". How can we ever look back on the past with nostalgia when we let this shit go on.

    Who the hell is going to be next.
     
  10. Teacock

    Teacock Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Apparently there are lots of people like this in the entertainment industry.

    http://www.theage.com.au/comment/ro...-octopus-in-entertainment-20140702-zssnl.html

    I think the big thing is power, you get a man that has all this respect and is one of the top tier at a station, or show, or sometimes whole country in that field and he can ruin you. No one will believe you, or they will try and get you to shut up because they know he has that kind of leverage.
     
  11. ElimParra

    ElimParra Screaming Firehawk Premium Member

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    Changing topics ... Nick Krygios how good was that shot ... and beating Rafael too. Now onto the Q/F.
     
  12. Teacock

    Teacock Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I have no idea of what you speak :lol:
     
  13. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I like what Nick's mother said

    "The talent was always there - it was just the running, he didn't like that."

    She also is too nervous to watch him play.

    I hope this win means he will have a rosy future.
     
  14. ElimParra

    ElimParra Screaming Firehawk Premium Member

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    The shot was a shot he made between his legs and produced a winner.

    Linky
     
  15. Marc

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    I honestly didn't expect it.

    My thought was Nadal would stroll through in straight sets.

    Pat Cash and John McEnroe both think he's got what it takes to go through and win the final.

    Could be fun tomorrow when he's up against Ronic for my wife, does she support the Canadian or the one from her husband's native land :)

    Could be an interesting match. Ronic wasn't that spectacular against Nishakori relying very much on his big serve.
     
  16. Taylirious

    Taylirious Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    When I look at this I see it as 'Under The Lounge'.
     
  17. Teacock

    Teacock Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Is that like Under the Boardwalk?
     
  18. Taylirious

    Taylirious Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    More like Under The Dome. :(
     
  19. Teacock

    Teacock Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Does that show suck? Because I hadn't even heard of it until I saw it advertised at a train station the other day and when I looked it up there seemed to be an "it sucks" consensus.
     
  20. Taylirious

    Taylirious Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I like it! :) It must suck! :rommie: It does it seems. :(