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

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The Pig’s Arms exists because five 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 am deeply disappointed at the plummeting quality from our pre-eminent media empire.  And I resent 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.  And sprinkle pointers amongst your comments.  Let’s try to rescue some of the old faithful.

Cheers,

Emm.

12110 thoughts on “The Dump”

  1. Did anyone watch the Drum tonight? I reckon Greg Sheridan is getting his periods.

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  2. algernon1 said:

    More drivel from your ABC. I’m not sure what this story is about.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-20/pippa-middleton-weds-james-matthews/8544224

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  3. algernon1 said:

    Heres another gem from your ABC. Mind you it does show you how artificial the Gold Coast is.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-20/complete-summer-olympics-torch-collection-flamed-by-passion/8542622

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  4. algernon1 said:

    Thought Insiders today was bizarre. Resembled a circle work. George a huge disappointment.

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  5. Sea Monster said:

    Liberals put up taxes to pay for (amongst other things) increased spending on NDIS. Anna Bligh comes out swinging on behalf of banks. It’s her job…

    God I hate the Liberals. Corrupt! Influence peddling! Always using their connections to rip off the little guy! I’m so bloody angry at the Liberal Party.

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  6. Anyone else getting spam emai from WordPress?

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  7. vivienne29 said:

    I did a search for Cassidy’s video and got this result from ABC (the origin) :Sorry, there are no results for Cassidy – border force officer rejects Dutton’s Manus Island shooting story. I accessed it via my History. Any search e.g. google, brings up nothing. Did the ABC pull it, conceal it, or what?

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  8. algernon1 said:

    That jimbo67 seems an “interesting” coot.

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    • vivienne29 said:

      Where do I find him Algy?

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    • vivienne29 said:

      Found him – reading the thread now.

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    • vivienne29 said:

      He must be a Coates arselicker.

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      • algernon1 said:

        I was going to make comment about his brown nose but thought better. There’s another there who claims to have worked outside John Coates office.

        BTW Channel 9 is in the same building as the organisation I work for and I did employ an Olympian (2 Olympics at that) and their mother. Also saw what nepotism and cronyism did to that sport, where one family almost bankrupted that sport, its not the only Olympic sport where that happens.

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        • Sea Monster said:

          But is it fair (and is it good philosophy) to dismiss Jobren’s claimed professional experience having already introduced your own? Don’t your claims suffer the same weaknesses?

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          • algernon1 said:

            Fuck off Walter.

            Anybody can make claims on a public forum, Jorbren is using a pseudo, yet claims what they say is verifiable, how.

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          • vivienne29 said:

            Why didn’t you join in the Guardian discussion SM? Seems odd to me that you plonk in a comment on it here and then bugger off.

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        • vivienne29 said:

          What a farce that and the other discussion turned into. Coates’ lot accusing the other lot of wanting control of the organisation – the same organisation which has been and is under the control of Coates’ and co. Seems more like a private family business than a democratic Olympic organisation representing sports in Australia.

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          • algernon1 said:

            Indeed vivienne, Coates won fair enough, he probably was going to anyway. But Roche receiving 35 votes tells me its not comfortable and the sports that make up the AOC are not happy with the status quo. There are many sports that are so small they probably wouldn’t survive without the funding and in many of them nepotism is the norm. The sport I talk about one family ran the show, That family held the top four positions and thus control. when they left there was an audit of the books and found large sums that could not be accounted for. There were 6 competitors left in NSW once they left, It’s now on a steady footing.

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  9. algernon1 said:

    Gone a bit quiet here. I see someone is suing someone else for an alleged barge or not.

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    • vivienne29 said:

      Thinking the same thing. Maybe everyone is a bit preoccupied. I’m sure the Mirrorball barged her way to the front but she may not have actually done some pushing. Taken a long time to decide she’s so upset she must sue. Be interesting to see how it pans out. Her fortune or fate lies with Cathy I reckon.

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    • Almost too quiet…

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    • algernon1 said:

      Perhaps so. I often think these things then all of a sudden there’s a flurry of activity. Music will have to wait till next week I’m afraid. didn’t quite finish what I had.

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    • vivienne29 said:

      I loved what Anna P said about Malcolm T – comments in the Guardian made my day yesterday. Remembering Turnbull’s speech pouring scorn on Shorten in Parliament.

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  10. algernon1 said:

    I don’t see the problem with this. On the He should be so lucky. Is Prince Andrew really dating Kylie. I posted. Well his brother married a horse so I can’t see why he couldn’t date Kylie.

    For some reason it was pulled.

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    • lol

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    • Sea Monster said:

      Absolutely nothing, champ! Great stuff! You should be proud. Women love jokes about their physical appearance. They find it encourages them to participate in public and professional life.

      Like the all the jokes Julia Gillard copped about her appearance. Kentucky Fried Quail! Hilarious!

      I sure hope jokes about physical appearance are a feature of my daughter’s professional and public life. Keep up the good work!

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      • algernon1 said:

        Walter what I don’t get is why people troll on line. I don’t get what perverted pleasure trolls get out of it. I also find it interesting that you pop in every now and again and choose ONLY to comment on my posts and nearly all of them derogatory. I’ve said many times to you that this site never sees a piece that others can comment on. Everybody else who comments here puts up pieces,some more often than others. But you Walter never do.

        I find also that those who come here talk about what they do and those around them albeit in an obtuse way. I’ve never heard you speak about those around you. In fact from your writings over the years, suggests you’re single without family. You may have a daughter, I don’t know she may work again I don’t know. But Walter from your own writings over the years I’d be surprised that you’re old enough to have a daughter who is working. Bit like your jobs they seem to be varied from your writings as well. I don’t know what you do and frankly don’t care.

        As for the royal family, I have little interest in these accidents of birth and any of the privileges or the obscene amount of money spent on them to go out and visit the peasants. If you bothered to read the piece it was a waste of time, much like the acres of sycophantic rubbish that is written about them. Are you aware that Andrews brother, the future head of this country has someone put his toothpaste on his toothbrush for him. I wouldn’t be surprised if he employs a Groom of the Stool. Yet for you it was an opportunity to go off completely on a tangent.

        Walter if you get some onanistic pleasure out of trolling then bully for you. As I’ve said many times I’ll take you more seriously when you submit a piece here for others to comment on. But that isn’t the trolling way is it. Perhaps I’ve given you too much oxygen. I’ll let you live in your delusions.

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  11. My back is better. A great relief.

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  12. algernon1 said:

    something to lighten up the weekend

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  13. vivienne29 said:

    John Clarke has died and that’s not funny.

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  14. algernon1 said:

    I just read this just a snip at $425 a head. Its a hoot.

    http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/apr/09/le-cinq-paris-restaurant-review-jay-rayner

    Sounds like Granny’s wedges would be better

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  15. vivienne29 said:

    What happened to me at my bank last year:

    Bank woman: Do you have internet banking. Me, no. (Me, thinks to herself, well der, if I did why would I fucking come here to do a transfer)

    Bank woman: $30 fee to do transfer

    Bank woman; or $12 to do a bank cheque. Me – I wanted it done electronically. I can write a cheque out anytime.

    Bank woman: I could give you $ CASH and you could walk over and up to ANZ bank in Lavington.

    Me: I might get mugged.

    Me: here is the account and BSB details

    Bank: we need the address of the bank

    Me: (thinking, you don’t need address, just those account and bsb things) somewhere in Wodonga

    Bank: have to have the street address. I could give you cash ….. blah blah

    Me: I think I’ll just give my daughter a cheque after all.

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    • vivienne29 said:

      PS – I wanted to transfer $4000 to daughter towards wedding. The teller was new but she consulted with another newie for a couple of seconds. It was bizarre to say the least. Woman at my other bank account confirmed they were so wrong. Trouble was that the money was to come out of joint account, not my own.

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      • algernon1 said:

        Thats bizarre vivienne. I rarely walk into a bank nowadays only when a ATM isn’t working or I get a cheque on the rare occasion. Can’t even remember the last time I wrote one.

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        • vivienne29 said:

          I write a few – until last year only way to pay local Bush Fire Brigades dues was via cheque. New secretary has fixed that. I pretty much use direct debit or VISA for everything else apart from Eftpos. If I have to use internet banking I will but until now no need. I never expected to meet such an idiot at my own bank. I should have asked to see the manager. I hadn’t been in the bank for a few years and since then all the old tellers have retired or gone elsewhere it would seem – not a familiar face in sight.

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        • vivienne29 said:

          My back’s still crook btw. Some improvement so that instead of giving myself 1/10 I am about 5/10. Trust all is well with you and yours Algy.

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          • algernon1 said:

            They aren’t bad viv, good to hear the back has some improvement. Hope you’re back to full health with it soon. Direct Debit, Visa and eftpos for most things nowadays, cash for the rest. Used to like pay waving until the Credit Cards were compromised. Plug in with a PIN now

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        • vivienne29 said:

          PPS – some hours after the bank encounter I really found it hysterically funny as I retold it at home and to family with appropriate role playing.

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        • “Never go the full retard.” The bank needs to give lessons.

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      • But the banks are our friends Viv…

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      • sandshoe said:

        Yes banks are our friends. Geeze, that’s bull right there, HOO. 🙂

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  16. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-06/felicity-wilson-apology-for-claims-about-living-on-north-shore/8421622
    And she is not even elected yet and is already telling porkies, a real fit with true LNP values.

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    • algernon1 said:

      And she’ll probably win the seat given the nature of North Shore. Its a party of liars, seems to forget she lived in places like Marrickville and North Epping. Easy to confuse with places like Waterton and North Sydney I guess.

      As far as values are concerned these modern day Liberals don’t appear to have any.

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  17. Can you believe that, Barry Manilow gay, well I never. Funny though, when he was interviewed he neither smiled or laughed or cried. Afterwards I realised that these bodily functions may no longer be possible for Barry.

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  18. algernon1 said:

    • sandshoe said:

      Go on, eh! That’s a bit of a close encounter for me! That’s only a bit of a drive away from me here. I hope you’re not taking the micky, algy.

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      • sandshoe said:

        Imagine a child of that age if she had turned around and seen it. Whaaaaaughhhh. 🙂

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      • sandshoe said:

        It almost romped in as an Australia’s Funniest Home Videos entrant. I hate them myself but there slithers a whole segment. Missed.

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      • algernon1 said:

        Not at all shoe, It was the next in the long line of animal stories for the animal stories at the ABC. Still the brown could have been problematic for the child.

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      • Bizarre, and bloody lucky. A mate told me that, when his kids were young, one was bitten by a brown snake in Perth. Fortunately the Western Browns don’t inject much venom, unless angry/scared. The kid spent a night in hospital for his troubles.

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        • algernon1 said:

          Lucky also it wasn’t a taipan. I suspect this was an Eastern Brown, which are aggressive and dangerous. The tot was very lucky

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          • Sea Monster said:

            Very dangerous, if you get bitten. And that’s a big if.. Not aggressive at all. Desperate to get away from any bipedal super-predator it happens across. The people who get bitten usually have molested the animal.

            Can appear to be aggressive if the super-predator startles it, inadvertently blocks it’s escape route or it’s a cold day and it’s not up to fleeing.

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          • algernon1 said:

            And you’d know all about Brown Snakes and had dealing with them then. Clearly not. This is how they behave. The eastern brown snake is diurnal (meaning it is active during the day). It is notorious for its speed and aggression throughout its habitats.

            The Eastern Brown is what is being referred to here, World’s second most deadliest terrestrial snake and responsible for more than 1/2 the countries deaths by snake bite. Now if it were a Black Snake I’d be inclined to agree with you unless provoked.

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          • The big mummas are aggressive. The males just usually want to get away. Never get closer than 2 metres from a mumma and if you encounter one quietly walk away backwards.

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  19. algernon1 said:

    AlgernonBennelong 23h ago

    85
    86
    It can’t be long now before Wafflealot Trumble moves the Minister for Bookshelves & Poetry off to England to replace Lord Pottymouth. As the nations first Law officer he seems more interested in word games and semantics than doing his job properly.

    At the Guardian, Richard Ackland piece. Who’d have thought.

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    • sandshoe said:

      There is some obscurity.

      “It’s tragic that had to happen, but I think they did a good job out here today,” Hanson said.

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      • Shoe, send a post on the Pigs Arms without trying to log in to anything from WordPress.

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        • sandshoe said:

          Do you mean post a comment, HOO? I do. I just write in the window that is titled ‘Leave a Reply’ and my email address and my user name of sandshoe are already picked up by the machine so I click ‘Post Comment’.

          It’s only if I try to ‘Like’ a comment I am intercepted by WordPress asking me to log in.

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          • Okay thanks. This helps me narrow down the problem.

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          • sandshoe said:

            I take that back. Same old, same old. If I try to ‘Like’ I get a WordPress request to sign in and i can’t. I don’t have access to the old email and that was a Yahoo email pretty sure now.

            I think only solution is open a new account.

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          • sandshoe said:

            I meant I take back the reference I made below, that I was getting no response. Night night from me and Night night from him. 🙂

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        • sandshoe said:

          Now I find that WordPress is not even responding and asking me to log in when I eg just now tried to like what you’ve written above. It’s just no response. Maybe something new to do with my own settings or cookies at my end?

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    • Yes, in Australia, nobody would have any guns, and we would be struggling to kill each other with four be twos and kitchen knives.

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      • Make ’em listen to Abba I say…

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        • algernon1 said:

          Wayne Newton I reckon.

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          • He’s as bad as Wayne Newton

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          • algernon1 said:

            Who HOO

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          • Wayne Newton. I am describing your post as the best ever worst of. 🙂

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          • Actually Wayne Paul Williams and Neil Diamond came close. If you put out a greatest hits CD it would be blank.

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          • sandshoe said:

            You’re a stirrer, HOO and I wondered myself who so I am glad Algy got around to asking you HOO. Tee Hee. See what I did there. 🙂

            You doing better HOO?

            Drat it these head conditions do take so long to let go.

            I’ve wearing bad glasses at the moment and they can damned well go. Appointment Monday. They are the pair before the last and when I get super tired, I see things (no HOO, that are actually there) out of the corner of my eye and honest, I’ve scared the bezeuses out of myself sometimes mistaking the things I see (HOO, that are actually there) for things they aren’t and they’re sometimes scary monster things. Like any one of my neighbours’ bloody cats about to pounce, posed in a malevolent spring or to (deliberately, I reckon HOO) put me head first into the eggplant patch by tripping me up and I image the perpetrator running away. It’s complicated. Bad glasses distort the perception so much that wear them for a few days and you start to wonder why you’re nearly cross eyed and evasive when anyone says Hello, you HOO? XXxxxxx

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          • sandshoe said:

            Bare my wicked soul. I’ve confessed and belatedly see some posts on local media asking if anybody has had their cats taken or killed. There was a list longer than my arm of responses. There’s a cat kidnapper or killer loose. Not me I swear it.

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    • algernon1 said:

      I can’t see Richard N. Drumpf doing anything about it can you.

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