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It's what ottoman bathes in and gargles with.
If I am arrested trying to illegally enter Turkey a some stage, you will know why. I blame the Ecstacy. And the irresistable scent of raw ottoman enhanced by civet musk. Please, someone restrain me like Ulysses passing the sirens, or I shall be lost. No seriously, get out the tack. And the thousand island dressing. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...............................
 

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Lots of COVID discussion has taken place but this thread stopped being solely about the pandemic about 3 days into the 1st lockdown. :)

*Swipey's $4.39 epidiology degree (purchased from AliExpress with a 20% off discount token) qualifies him to comment as an authority in the new thread but to experience VP's high-tech gifs and JB's (not the Greek one) world class waffling, one still needs to visit here.
The rebranding of the thread and the effort to make it irrelevant with a 'real' Covid thread is unfortunate.

As if this thread wasn't always about Covid and all of the maddening implications of it! Whatever weird sh*t has been discussed here, all of the elements of this place have always been held together by the pandemic, and the thread itself is nothing if not an artefact of the whole experience.

Who doesn't understand this?

I posted in the 'new' Covid thread; it was a mistake. This is the Covid thread. This is the food thread. The sheep thread. The magpies on the balcony thread. The white pants which never arrive during lockdown thread...Knights in white tight pants, never reaching the end, so many posts I've written, too bored not to send...

As a tribute to this collective fart, and as an apology for venturing into the usurper thread, I return to the days of my waffling. It is my special talent to say nothing of substance in more words than anyone else, a talent which became most pronounced in this very place, and I stand as proud and as verbose as I always was.

Except that I don't have much to say. I noted the dabbling of our Good Horse in MDMA, because other drugs aren't doing the job, and as someone who is being crushed by depression despite the intervention of Lexapro I am happy for the Horse and envious at the same time. I read an article some time ago which hypothesised depression as a fundamental warping of the 'flight or fight' response, usually as the result of childhood trauma, and the theory is ringing true to me these days because the past never feels past. The waves of the present wash over me, but what Nick Cave has called the 'savage undertow' of the past has more power than I can deal with.

To continue this waffle on a more cheery note, I watched an enjoyable documentary on Stan last night: I Am Ali (2014). My relationship with boxing has always troubled me a bit, because violence is bad, but Ali was never just a fighter. He was a great shining light of a man who also happened to be masterful in the ring, and the documentary does a good job of representing his beauty.

Hugs to all. Xox.
 

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Civet is also the source of one of the most powerful perfume bases (civet musk). Used in the 40s-80s it was very, very pungent and "animalic" for lack of a better word.
They're smelly beasts. They're a bit like possums and get into your roof. When they piss, your house absolutely stinks.
 

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The rebranding of the thread and the effort to make it irrelevant with a 'real' Covid thread is unfortunate.

As if this thread wasn't always about Covid and all of the maddening implications of it! Whatever weird sh*t has been discussed here, all of the elements of this place have always been held together by the pandemic, and the thread itself is nothing if not an artefact of the whole experience.

Who doesn't understand this?

I posted in the 'new' Covid thread; it was a mistake. This is the Covid thread. This is the food thread. The sheep thread. The magpies on the balcony thread. The white pants which never arrive during lockdown thread...Knights in white tight pants, never reaching the end, so many posts I've written, too bored not to send...

As a tribute to this collective fart, and as an apology for venturing into the usurper thread, I return to the days of my waffling. It is my special talent to say nothing of substance in more words than anyone else, a talent which became most pronounced in this very place, and I stand as proud and as verbose as I always was.

Except that I don't have much to say. I noted the dabbling of our Good Horse in MDMA, because other drugs aren't doing the job, and as someone who is being crushed by depression despite the intervention of Lexapro I am happy for the Horse and envious at the same time. I read an article some time ago which hypothesised depression as a fundamental warping of the 'flight or fight' response, usually as the result of childhood trauma, and the theory is ringing true to me these days because the past never feels past. The waves of the present wash over me, but what Nick Cave has called the 'savage undertow' of the past has more power than I can deal with.

To continue this waffle on a more cheery note, I watched an enjoyable documentary on Stan last night: I Am Ali (2014). My relationship with boxing has always troubled me a bit, because violence is bad, but Ali was never just a fighter. He was a great shining light of a man who also happened to be masterful in the ring, and the documentary does a good job of representing his beauty.

Hugs to all. Xox.
Good waffle JB. I had a bit of a boxing controversy at home a few weeks back. I was watching the World title fight between Shannon "The BabyFace* Assassin" Courtenay and Aussie Ebanie "The Blonde Bomber" Bridges.

* Yes it should be "Baby Faced". This irks me considerably.

Wife and daughter walk in. Call me a creep and a pervert for watching what they described as women's mud wrestling.

That's what I get for supporting women's sport.

For what it's worth, Shannon punched the living suitcase out of our Ebanie. But Ebanie won the weigh-in. Google it.

And in Covid news, I thought I should try booking in for a vaccination. Went through the internet to find a local clinic. Phoned them, eventually got through. They told me they won't be able to help me until July...

Edit: but then I easily booked online to get jabbed at Prahran Town Hall next week.
 
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To continue this waffle on a more cheery note, I watched an enjoyable documentary on Stan last night: I Am Ali (2014). My relationship with boxing has always troubled me a bit, because violence is bad, but Ali was never just a fighter. He was a great shining light of a man who also happened to be masterful in the ring, and the documentary does a good job of representing his beauty.

Hugs to all. Xox.
Outstanding waffle JB.

Ali features in the "Godfather of Harlem" series also on Stan. It's semi-fiction based on the true story of Bumpy Johnson. Cool series.

I hope your mind starts playing nice with you brother. J X
 

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I'm assuming this is the base note for Gimp's fragrance line.
The Gimp is looking to attract so I doubt he'd go with it. I, on the other hand, splash a bit behind my ears when I'm looking to get out of social engagements that my wife is trying to insist upon. I highly recommend it. Civet urine has got some classic notes that really help to repel your spouse - when that need arises.
 

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Lots of COVID discussion has taken place but this thread stopped being solely about the pandemic about 3 days into the 1st lockdown. :)

*Swipey's $4.39 epidiology degree (purchased from AliExpress with a 20% off discount token) qualifies him to comment as an authority in the new thread but to experience VP's high-tech gifs and JB's (not the Greek one) world class waffling, one still needs to visit here.
 

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Good waffle JB. I had a bit of a boxing controversy at home a few weeks back. I was watching the World title fight between Shannon "The BabyFace* Assassin" Courtenay and Aussie Ebanie "The Blonde Bomber" Bridges.

* Yes it should be "Baby Faced". This irks me considerably.

Wife and daughter walk in. Call me a creep and a pervert for watching what they described as women's mud wrestling.

That's what I get for supporting women's sport.

For what it's worth, Shannon punched the living suitcase out of our Ebanie. But Ebanie won the weigh-in. Google it.

And in Covid news, I thought I should try booking in for a vaccination. Went through the internet to find a local clinic. Phoned them, eventually got through. They told me they won't be able to help me until July...

Edit: but then I easily booked online to get jabbed at Prahran Town Hall next week.
I saw some of the promotional build-up to Courtenay v Bridges, which I guess signals that it was successful, as does the fact that it attracted the eyeballs of a discerning sports lover such as yourself.

But I think it's harsh to diminish women's boxing as akin to mud wrestling and to cast a slight on both at the same time. They are highly skilled pursuits demanding a positioning and movement of the human form which is at once athletic and artistic.

No doubt that Bridges looked to capitalise on certain 'assets' in touting the bout, but champs like Katie Taylor (a phenomenal fighter) and Claressa
(yep, an 'e' instead of an 'i') Shields are proof that women's boxing has a lot more going for it than the spectacle of chicks smashing each other.

Congrats on your own imminent jabbing. I should do something about that as well.
 

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I saw some of the promotional build-up to Courtenay v Bridges, which I guess signals that it was successful, as does the fact that it attracted the eyeballs of a discerning sports lover such as yourself.

But I think it's harsh to diminish women's boxing as akin to mud wrestling and to cast a slight on both at the same time. They are highly skilled pursuits demanding a positioning and movement of the human form which is at once athletic and artistic.

No doubt that Bridges looked to capitalise on certain 'assets' in touting the bout, but champs like Katie Taylor (a phenomenal fighter) and Claressa
(yep, an 'e' instead of an 'i') Shields are proof that women's boxing has a lot more going for it than the spectacle of chicks smashing each other.

Congrats on your own imminent jabbing. I should do something about that as well.
For once I was wrongly accused of having bad motives. I was interested in that fight only because I lucked onto the Babyface Assassin's previous fight (which contained a superb knockout punch delivered from a different suburb - see 3:50 below) late last year. I knew nothing of Ms Bridges until the infamous weigh in.

I am a sports fan man.

 

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Just had my first AZ jab at Jeff's shed. The only painful part was listening to the endless waffle preceding the insertion of the juices. Bit of a wait even though I had made an appointment which I would advise people to do given the length of the walk up line. Actually feeling a sense of achievement getting the vaccine into my system. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
 

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Just had my first AZ jab at Jeff's shed. The only painful part was listening to the endless waffle preceding the insertion of the juices. Bit of a wait even though I had made an appointment which I would advise people to do given the length of the walk up line. Actually feeling a sense of achievement getting the vaccine into my system. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Well done mate! It's the first step of the 1000 mile journey home to a normal life. X
 

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This thread has suffered in the absence of TKiL. Expression standards have dropped and the written form of many has become lazy.

Their was nobody else to help posters lift they're game.

Nek minnit, mutton and hogget are used interchangeably! :eek::eek::eek::eek: As if there the same thing!!!!!
 

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This thread has suffered in the absence of TKiL. Expression standards have dropped and the written form of many has become lazy.

Their was nobody else to help posters lift they're game.

Nek minnit, mutton and hogget are used interchangeably! :eek::eek::eek::eek: As if there the same thing!!!!!
That TKil was certainly a legend - club should recruit him to help the head coach speak in plain language!
 

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