The Dump

The Dump is:
For posting comments that don’t get up at the Drum, and for having a pleasant, mirthful or enlightening off-topic discussion.
It’s not for personal abuse of other commenters.
Please do that somewhere else if you must.
Play nicely or piss off.
However, why doesn’t a poster add a link for us to read and comment on here, much quicker. Maybe we can do a bit more bagging here, not that I speak for the moderators, yet.

NB: Being tiresome and boring, racist, sexist or just plain creepy is not playing nicely.

give a crap


The Pig’s Arms exists because a dozen or so years ago our other favourite playpen – the ABC’s Unleashed blogsphere started to go off.  Like a sack of prawn heads  in the sun.  Something had to be done.

Moderation was taking forever.  Comments seemed to be rejected randomly – outrageous ones appeared and reasoned ones were pinged.   When they released the Drum / Unleashed ….. things actually got worse !

So many pieces from professional writers appear with no obvious merit.  And the moderation has become, to put it frankly, appalling.

As a former contributor and a commenter, I was deeply disappointed at the plummeting quality from our pre-eminent media empire.  And I resented so many challenging or dare I say, witty or funny posts in which we’ve invested seconds of our precious time – getting the chop.

So here, for all our benefit – is an open slather blog.  Copy and paste your best rejected comments here for posterity.  Does not matter whether you’re posting on the Guardian, First Dog on the Moon or wherever else.

And sprinkle pointers to the Pig’s Arms amongst your comments.  Let’s try to rescue some of the old faithful.



14990 thoughts on “The Dump”

  1. vivienne29 said:

    Meat Loaf is no more.


  2. vivienne29 said:

    Stocks at my village IGA pretty good. At the village pharmacy not so good. Town’s
    Dan Murphy has some big gaps. Butcher okay.

    Liked by 1 person

    • vivienne29 said:

      But there are some very sack locals. We have a number of covid contacts in family and all due to total stupidity.

      Liked by 1 person

    • I was speaking with our butcher on Monday. He’d been copping abuse all day. He cannot get deliveries of meat, has been told that the order he puts in one day won’t be delivered the next. Not enough drivers. He looked haggard with it all.

      This has been a complete clusterfuck from Parrothead and Scotty the Stupid.

      People need to stop being stupid, this will pass in a week or two. Shortages after Christmas New Year which is also feeding into this are normal.

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      • The international shortage of Adblue has also impacted on supply chains. Evidently Morrison did get off his arse and liaise with Incitec to produce a similar product.

        I agree, people need to stop abusing the little people for shortages that are outside of their control.

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  3. algernon1 said:

    Buon anno nuovo a tutti.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. vivienne29 said:

    Pretty good. But … omicoron?


  5. Something to get you in the mood.

    Liked by 1 person

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