Hello Pubsters ,

Did you know that on this Friday

1782 – The Spanish captured Minorca from the British.

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And it is now full of British Tourists

1861 – Samuel Goodale patented the moving picture peep show machine.


Must have been pretty popular as there was a shortage of pennies after it was introduced.


1917 – Mexico’s constitution was adopted. c700x420

Tacos became their national Dish

1953 – The Walt Disney’s film “Peter Pan” opened at the Roxy Theatre in New York City.


Not real keen on the green outfit. But then again I don’t know fashion.

Andre-Gustave Citroen was born


Will not comment about Ciroen pieces of sh.  I mean cars


1869  – The world’s largest recorded gold nugget is found in Victoria, Australia.


Probably worth a few $

Ned rolled in a dead rat


He thought he smelt nice

And Syd chased balls20141028_112815 (Copy) Again  and Again and Again etc..

I hope you all had a Fabulous day to remember as well.




298 thoughts on “ON THIS FRIDAY NIGHT (and day)

    • Yeah, but that’s a pretty little white girl.

      Poor child – her parents should have at least insisted on her face being pixilated.

  1. On another matter, I’ve been having fun over the past few weeks sussing out the provenance of various things in my parents’ collection of things (fortunately a small collection – they were minimalists, despite my complaints).

    One item, which I found in the desk drawers, was (approximately) this:

    I took it along to show to me mum at lunch today. At first, she had no idea what it was (neither did I). After about five minutes, however, she said she thought it was something she’d used when doing pottery.

    Me mum had two stints at pottery (as far as I know): during the 1950s, at Canberra Tech, when she was lucky enough to have one of the amazing Boyd artists as her teacher, and in 1972 in Kuala Lumpur. I don’t know the name of her teacher there, but she created something quite lovely, which I will try to reproduce here soon.

    Anyway, the particular implement is old, definitely older than the early 1970s. It was made in Japan, though the maker’s name is almost impossible to read. The wire at one end is an elongated capital “D”; the wire at the other end is a very elongated trapezium.

    If anyone can tell me what this implement was/is used for in pottery, I would be very pleased!

  2. A couple of hours ago DD and her partner became the proud slaves of two grey and white desexed microchipped 3-year-old cats (rehomed). Indi is the shorthair with only the stump of her tail; Jax is the magnificent, lordly male.

    The cats are siblings, and are used to being house felines, so I wish DD and partner all the best.

  3. Fiona


    It’s a double-end wire end tool, it is used for sculpting and modelling clay. You don’t use it when you are shaping your pot on the wheel though – or so I was told.

    I used to sell pottery-making gear and clay in a previous life. Never got actually do any pottery-making myself though.

  4. Leone,

    Thank you! I knew the encyclopedia that is The Pub would come to my rescue.

    As far as I know, I have only four things made by me mum – a charming very modern 50s sugar bowl, a stark but lovely fruit bowl (again, 1950s), and two amazing abstract bird shapes (1973).

    There’s also a plate somewhere by her Boyd teacher. I must find out who it was.

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