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  1. Roo

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    Nice, love how dicey that brick roll looks. The confidence at raising the lid just screams I've done plenty like it. The falling lid almost wipes out the accomplice. When the lid bangs they must have an "oh crap" moment hoping no one noticed. They'll deal with that too in time. Something therapeutic about these videos (unless you were a beak dentist or resident). I used to live in these areas and those birds are plague-like. The smaller red bin are the general household waste usually picked up weekly. Imagine if they tried to open your yellow recycling lid for some misplaced goodies, could out you as a grub to the whole street ? some more:
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    birds

    https://giant.gfycat.com/FeminineSpiffyBelugawhale.mp4
  3. Hikaru Utada - Bad Mode Gang of Youths - Angel in Realtime Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers Warpaint - Radiate Like This Rolling Blackouts C.F. - Endless Rooms
  4. Some other points: Median age is 38. 48.2% have a parent born overseas. Millennials (Gen Y) and Boomers have drawn level as the largest generation demographic (both about 5.4 million) Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders are 3.2% (an increase), and 167 different First Nations languages are spoken at home by about 10% of them. Their median age also increasing. 5% of households report at least 1 member who has served in the ADF (military). 85K currently serving and 496K formerly served.
  5. Australia's 2021 Census data is rolling in and apparently (all denom) Christianity (43.9%, down 8.2% from 2016) and 'no religion' (38.9%, up 8.8%) are converging neck-and-neck. In 2026 'no religion' might overtake as our official leading response to 'what is your religion?'. God bless! That Christianity figure has halved in a half century (86.2% in 1971). "In 1971 the instruction 'if no religion, write none' was introduced. This saw a seven-fold increase from the previous census year [0.8% in 1966] in the percentage of persons stating they had no religion" (ABS).
  6. Perfect dates in Australia, quieter sport calendar period unless you're manic about the early summer cricket tests (looks like the Windies & SAfricans are visiting). Only downside might be the increased difficulty of day sleeping in tropical summer rather than winter, so might opt for more replays over live. Can imagine a lot of soccer balls and related merch filling stockings next Xmas if the final is on December 18. And Asian Cup and HOME women's World Cup six months later ? And as an atlas nerd kid Qatar was my obsession at one point and I did follow the Q-league for a bit in the 2000s so a part of me is fond of them hosting it.
  7. I've been listening almost exclusively to 1982 stuff the past couple months, so I'm just going to publish this early for what it's worth. 1. Aspects - STR4TA 2. Solar Power - Lorde 3. Smiling With No Teeth - Genesis Owusu 4. Call Me If You Get Lost - Tyler, the Creator 5. Moodswings in This Order - DPR Ian 6. Cavalcade - black midi 7. Deep States - Tropical Fuck Storm 8. Bright Green Field - Squid 9. Juntos ahora - Nair Mirabrat #10 would probably be out of Hushed & Grim (Mastodon), Times (SG Lewis) or possibly Sycco's First EP (Sycco), but yeah 9 standouts.
  8. Yeah that's cool, and your post content was entirely valid, Australia has plenty issues (you also refer to some pot kettle black overlap which I was mostly careful to navigate). I think there is already a comparable thread about Australia, and there is room for both the serious and in jest. But in quoting mine specifically it did give the impression of being aggressively contrary, direct and presumptive, as if I was one of your maligned numpties, or less woke on the 'perceptive blind spots'. But I'm reading a bit too much into it clearly. Sorry, carry on ?
  9. You’re a bit off topic though, I hope you’re not implying I’m one of your ‘blissfully unaware’, American-jeering Australians, bit of an ignorant reach to make if so.
  10. Things I’m glad my country doesn’t really go in for: guns, god, pep rallies, college football/basketball, cheerleaders, Mexican food chains, Dr Pepper, miliinduspsychpharmacomplex,white xmas, elect Trumps, cable, expensive healthcare, land animals that can eat you, the worst football code, driving on the other side, Iran/Russia obsession, all that constitution/amendments mumbo jumbo, evangelists, elderly presidents, lynchings, capital punishment, non-compulsory voting, ‘putting the kids through college’, simplistic English spelling, dadt, kardashians, etc. etc.
  11. The low this year was 14 Celsius one winter night ? I’ve noticed that after a few years of this wet/dry tropical sort of climate with a glancing ‘winter’ that I can’t tolerate the temperate cold as well as I once did.
  12. On Hitchcock, I've seen 40. Vertigo is his best by a long way, but I'm also very partial towards Rebecca, Suspicion and Dial M for Murder.
  13. Ran through the Bond series again in recent months, god I love that franchise! My current ranking: 1. Dr No. (9/10) 2. Casino Royale (8.5) 3. Spectre (8.5) 4. Goldfinger (8) 5. The Living Daylights (8) 6. Quantum of Solace (8) 7. Octopussy (7.5) 8. For Your Eyes Only (7.5) 9. You Only Live Twice (7) 10. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (7) 11. Tomorrow Never Dies (7) 12. Die Another Day (7) 13. Skyfall (7) 14. The Spy Who Loved Me (7) 15. Never Say Never Again (7) 16. From Russia With Love (6.5) 17. Goldeneye (6.5) 18. Diamonds are Forever (6) 19. Live and Let Die (6) 20. Licence to Kill (6) 21. No Time to Die (5.5) 22. The Man With the Golden Gun (5.5) 23. Moonraker (5) 24. The World is Not Enough (5) 25. Thunderball (5) 26. A View to a Kill (4.5)
  14. Roo

    Now Reading

    Been reading a lot of Joyce Carol Oates in recent months. Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars (patriarch dies saga) Carthage (daughter goes missing, mistook it for true-crime until halfway through) A Book of American Martyrs (abortionist killed) Plus a few short story collections (Give Me Your Heart, Sourland, The Evil Eye) - not as good but a quick palette cleanser given her novels can be long She's cool. Gets bereavement, does gothic stuff well, and don't give a crap, very productive. Some of it is more borrow-from-library, but the first two I mentioned really connected with me and are worth an own. Will try to get my mother into her (already got my father into Nevil Shute this year, and think JCO is something my mum will get).
  15. Those 'Save Australia' protests in NYC from teachers protesting mandatory vaccination...just surreal stuff yo. Hopefully we can scam those crazy gullible conservs to gofund us poor totalitariats a $1 a day rather than being liberated with drone strikes.
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