Philharmonic Friday with Penguins

King Penguins at Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands
I have no idea why

It’s up to you patrons to instill a bit of kulture into the joint with your Favourite orchestral ditties

Be it from the London Philharmonic mob


Or these jokers from Vienna

Vienna_Philharmonic_11_eventOR even this rather unusual pairing

KISS and the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra put the "bomb" in bombastic for a one-off gig at the Telstra Dome.
It is up to you to enlighten us all with some uplifting tunes.

Now the penguins


adelie-penguins-on-iceberg-lgI Think I may be going a little nuts



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Anyway enjoy.

217 thoughts on “Philharmonic Friday with Penguins

  1. Gawd, can Pocock be more saintly ! ? Saw on the news he also founded a charity back in his native Zimbabwe. Freaky build though.

  2. I stocked up on apples, popcorn and biscuits, and some lollies in case any trick/treaters knock on the door tomorrow night.

    While it is an Americanism being transplanted this year I have come to the conclusion that anything that gets people out and around the streets talking to each other is a good thing.

    Or maybe now I am a grandma dragon, I am getting softa

  3. I stocked up on apples, popcorn and biscuits, and some lollies in case any trick/treaters knock on the door tomorrow night.

    I’m all out of capsicum spray, so I’m counting on the weather to dampen spirits.

  4. I’ll be locking the door tomorrow night, closing the curtains, and pretending I’m not home.

    The way I see it – if parents want their sprogs to Trick or Treat them they can visit me, even if they have never met me before, or phone before the big day and organise a welcome for the kids. I’d be happy to hand out goodies to visitors with bookings, but kids I’ve never seen before banging on doors and expecting hand-outs? Nope. They can bugger off.

    As no-one has asked if it’s OK for their kids to call on me I won’t be stocking up on anything.

  5. puffytmd

    On one level I am utterly uber pissed with the imported commercialised Seppo bullshit of Halloween. BUT, if it gets people out and about and having a good time then bring it on.

  6. I’ll be locking the door tomorrow night, closing the curtains, and pretending I’m not home.

    It helps if you have a “spooky” house. (I still had to de-TP from the driveway the morning after. >:-| )

  7. Be aware the Hunting of the Snark goes for an hour and stars John Hurt, Roger Daltrey, Justin Hayward, Deniece Williams, Captain Sensible, Julian Lennon, Midge Ure, and Billy Connolly, with Batt conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. Music/lyrics/orchestrations by Mike Batt

  8. … if it gets people out and about and having a good time then bring it on.

    There’s your problem: it’s asymmetrical warfare.

    Their idea of “good fun” is “political correctness gone mad!” etc.

    “Tell ’em to get stuffed!”

  9. Their idea of “good fun” is “political correctness gone mad!”

    … Coming at them from t’other side.

  10. Just because, some hot didge. from the Mindl Markets in Darwin. Oh to be back listening to it again.

  11. I have just seen The Dressmaker, it’s a great fillum! It’s a chic flick, about victimisation, empowerment and revenge. BB – it might cheer up HI

    Kate Winslet sounded like she grew up in Melbourne

  12. Kiwi detainees on Christmas Island.

    Kelvin Davis is a NZ Labour MP. He posted this on Facebook tonight.

    Just been on the phone tonight to another detainee on Christmas Island. He’s been on the Island 3 months. He’s been in isolation all that time, locked up 23 hours a day. He was released into mainstream today. He was the one guy the Detention Centre refused to let me see last Friday. After hearing his story I can understand why.
    The ERT (riot squad) stormed his cell some time back, threw him on the floor, zip tied his hands, lay a riot shield on him, twisting his legs to immobilise him, but went beyond what was necessary and snapped a ligament in his leg while they pummelled him.
    When he finally got to see a doctor, he was given a medical certificate to say his ligament was snapped and he needed surgery. The ERT raided his cell soon after, took all his clothes and the paperwork. Now he doesn’t have that certificate/ proof any longer. When he asked for his clothes and the medical certificate, he was told they don’t know what happened to any of his things.
    He was made to live in his undies and given dry cereal to eat with no utensils. He was hosed down with a fire hose and left in his wet undies. They cranked the air conditioning up so that he froze. He sat in the shower at night with the water on hot until it ran out, just to warm up.
    He told of how they tried to force him into signing papers to send him back to NZ.
    Soon after arriving on Christmas Island four Iranians hung themselves. He cut one down and put him in the recovery position then pushed the emergency alarm. The nurses arrived about an hour later and laughed at him. He hasn’t seen three of the Iranians since, he’s not sure whether they survived.
    This is all happening in Australia folks

    Further reading tells us this man is 19 years old. He was sent to Christmas Island for breeching the conditions of his suspended sentence.

    if you use Facebook go to Kelvin;s page and read more. It’s tough reading.

  13. puffytmd

    I’m not a ‘classical music’ chap but the violin sounds like they have injected a real Chinese flavour to the sound,

  14. errr, what does “for breeching the conditions of his suspended sentence. ” mean?

    How can you be incarcerated on Christmas Island and have your ligaments torn for that?

  15. Arthur played the violin. He has lessons as child but had to give it up when he left school to go to work. I bought him one and he used to play it.

  16. Is Kelvin Davis New Zealand Labour MP Maori, I mean are these Kiwis incarcerated on Christmas Island white?

  17. That is a shocking story. The sooner the sociopaths responsible for these prison camps are in the dock the better. We need a Royal Commission now.

  18. billie11

    Kelvin Davis ? Oi Oi Oi !!! , he grew up and was ‘edumacated’ in the same place as moi.

  19. Wikipedia told me Kelvin Davis is a Maori MP. KK you are a lucky duck to have grown up in such a beautiful place as the Bay of Islands

    I wonder if we aren’t sticking it to our dusky brethren from Aotearoa

  20. billie11

    Our government is incarcerating a lot of New Zealanders, white, Maori, it doesn’t matter, on Christmas Island. it’s part of their purge to get rid of anyone who is not a citizen or is a dual citizen who the government considers a criminal. It’s not just Kiwis being treated like this.

    John Key spoke to AllBull about this. The Sainted One has ignored the problem and has said nothing about it, taking the usual ‘stick your head up your bum and hope the problem goes away’ position he has on anything that is not about him, money or his rich mates,

    New Zealand PM to speak to Malcolm Turnbull about citizens held in Australian detention centres'concerned'-over-citizens-in-australian-detention/6805192

    You have to wonder who they will come for when they have ‘cleansed’ the country of law-breaking foreigners. Will we risk being sent to Christmas Island for not paying a speeding fine, or for having overdue library books, or for attending a protest rally?

  21. I am enjoying a series from Canada.(on meoldema’s foxtel) called The Murdoch Mysteries, Set in Toronto at the turn of the 20th century, Detective Murdoch uses new technology and science to solve crimes. The Medical Examiner is a woman who is a suffragette. I must see if I can find the books.

    The series takes place in Toronto starting in 1895 and follows Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) of the Toronto Constabulary, who solves many of his cases using methods of detection that were unusual at the time. These methods include fingerprinting (referred to as “finger marks” in the series), blood testing, surveillance, and trace evidence.

    Some episodes feature anachronistic technology whereby Murdoch sometimes uses the existing technology of his time to improvise a crude prototype of a technology that would be more readily recognizable to the show’s 21st-century audience. In one episode, for instance, he creates a primitive version of sonar to locate a sunken ship in Lake Ontario. In another, he effectively invents wire-tapping. In still another, a foreign police officer has a photograph that Murdoch needs as evidence, so Murdoch asks the other officer to overlay the photograph with a grid numerically coded for the colour in each square, and to transmit the numerical data to Murdoch via telegraph – with the end result that the foreign officer has essentially sent Murdoch a bitmap image they call a “facsimile” – a telefax.

    Detective Murdoch is assisted by the three other main characters: Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig), Doctor Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy), and the inexperienced but eager Constable George Crabtree (Jonny Harris), who aspires to be a mystery-novel writer. Brackenreid, Murdoch’s immediate superior, is a blunt and sceptical Yorkshireman with a fondness for whisky, and prefers conventional methods of detection over Murdoch’s eccentric methods, though he is typically pleased and proud when Murdoch is successful despite the odds. Crabtree is often unable to grasp the more advanced methods, but his enthusiasm and loyalty make him a good assistant. Like Crabtree, Dr. Ogden is a great supporter of Murdoch’s methods. Her skill in pathology usually helps by revealing a great deal of useful evidence to aid Murdoch in solving cases. Throughout the series, Murdoch’s growing infatuation with her, and his inability to express his feelings, provide a light subplot. In the fifth season, after Dr. Ogden is married to Dr. Darcy Garland (a colleague she met in Buffalo), a new doctor is introduced, Doctor Emily Grace (Georgina Reilly). She and George Crabtree show some romantic interest in each other.

    Real history is an important element in most episodes, and the plots, though fictitious, sometimes involve real people, such as Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley, H G Wells, Nikola Tesla, Wilfrid Laurier, Jack London, Arthur Conan Doyle, Queen Victoria, Oliver Mowat, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Henry Ford, Sir Winston Churchill, Bat Masterson, Alexander Graham Bell, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini and Thomas Edison. Future events are often foreshadowed. For example, it is implied that secret British-American government co-operation has produced a highly advanced aircraft similar to an airship, and Crabtree and Murdoch allude to the building of a secret government facility in Nevada and New Mexico “at Concession 51” (an allusion to Area 51). Characters also refer to actual inventions of the 19th century and extrapolate from them to future inventions such as microwave ovens, night-vision goggles, computers, the games “Cluedo” (marketed as “Clue” in the U.S.) and “Hangman”, the toy Silly Putty, and a silencer for small arms.

    Another underlying theme of the series involves the fact that Murdoch is a Roman Catholic in what was at the time a predominantly Protestant city, and the prejudices that he occasionally encounters as a result.


  22. billie11

    I wonder if we aren’t sticking it to our dusky brethren from Aotearoa

    There is every chance. I still remember the GRRRRR I felt when Ruddock , at the behest of The Rodent, called on New Zealand to change their immigration laws. Because ? It was “too easy” for Pacific Islanders to gain NZ citizenship/residency and so be able to come to Australia. It was up front racism and when NZ said ‘Go Get Fcuked’ Howard introduced some pretty nasty laws re Kiwis in Australia. Proud to say the kiwi government did not do the same to Australians living in NZ.

  23. Aussies and Kiwis are just about citizens of each other’s countries, as far as I am concerned. Howard, and Abbott are btards. not fit for either of us.

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