Silly Saturday

My imagination has failed me.

All I can suggest is a Silly Saturday, where we can share ridiculous things from our youth, or middle, or older, age.

Or not, as we choose.

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405 thoughts on “Silly Saturday

  1. Fiona

    Also Fantastic rugger bugger guy.

    So Shehadie is a ,GASP, Lebbo !? Sacre beaujolais, I always thought the name irish. Moi had the privilege of scrumming down with him at the bar of the Randwick club during a tour a 1/3 of a century or so back. Can’t remember why but we had been discussing secret front row forward business . In rugger bugger there is a universal bond between front row forwards.

  2. The Coalition’s proposed lifetime refugee travel ban is a “severe and exceptional” measure that is not needed to protect Australia, a government-controlled parliamentary committee has said.

    The parliamentary joint committee on human rights, chaired by Liberal MP Ian Goodenough, said in a report released on Tuesday the ban appeared to have a disproportionate effect on people of certain nationalities and could be discriminatory.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/nov/22/lifetime-refugee-ban-a-severe-and-exceptional-measure-committee-finds

  3. We’re about get some more propaganda

    A reporting team from Sky News has been granted access to film at the Australian-run immigration centre on Nauru.

    Asylum seekers and refugees on the island had been reporting since Monday that they had seen media around the area.

    Laura Jayes, the news channel’s Canberra-based political reporter, arrived in the past two days, and photographs taken at the gate of the centre show a camera operator, identified as Josh Brown of Sky News.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/22/access-to-nauru-detention-centre-granted-to-sky-news-film-crew

  4. Just watching Rick Stein in Venice to Constantinople (I prefer the “real” name)…I have been asking my sister in Italy about the “evil eye”..(malocchio)..and witches and such..I love those crazy Italian stories…where there is just you (the storyteller) the characters, the plot / storyline and the zany behaviour of the characters..
    Here is a hint of that world of the evil eye…

    “Anyhow to let you know about the “Malocchio” that they do here or take it
    away, also headaches, warts, is that anyone can learn it but it has to be
    given the magic words by an old women that knows it to a younger one on
    midnight of Christmas Eve, and then the old woman can’t to it anymore. So
    that’s how it’s passed on. They do it by passing a bowl of water that has
    been dropped a few drops of olive oil in and blessed three times ( here
    three times is used for everything, or three or five or seven always dispar
    never even number, because even numbers are bad luck) and then pass the bowl
    of blessed water over the head of the person three times saying the magic
    words, then set the bowl down and see if the oil drops disappear, if so you
    have a Malocchio. Then they see after a while what the oil drops form. For
    exsample, if it forms a necklace ( the drops one after the other) they say a
    woman gave you the Malocchio if it forms a mashile thing it’s a man that did
    it.
    Anyone can give a Malocchio even by saying nice things. For exsample if you
    see a baby and say ” What a lovely baby” you have to say ” Benedict” Which
    means bless him or her, otherwise you will give them the Malocchio. And
    babies are very subject to the Malocchio. If somebody is doing the sauce,
    vine or other food things you have to say ” San Martino” to them otherwise
    the sauce ect. Will go bad. And they say that you made it good off because
    you didn’t say San Martino. We change our wine over on San Martino’s day
    otherwise the vine turns upside down and goes off…”

  5. What is it about turkeys and Christmas

    Michael O’Sullivan, chief investment officer in Credit Suisse’s wealth management arm: “The impact of the Brexit vote is widely thought of in terms of GDP but the impact on household wealth bears watching.

    “Since the Brexit vote, UK household wealth has fallen by $1.5tn. Wealth per adult has already dropped by $33,000 to $289,000 since the end of June. In fact, in US dollar terms, 406,000 people in the UK are no longer millionaires.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/nov/22/brexit-vote-uk-household-wealth-credit-suisse

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