Posts by Joe Wylie

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  • Island Life: Dairy dairy me.,

    That would take one talented wombat.

    With, erm, a very strange digestive tract & anus-

    Not at all - every common wombat was doing it long before Plato applied his Fine Mind to such things. Now they're helping save Tasmania from the recession, tho hopefully our six-toed cousins haven't yet heard of kopi luwak.

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  • Island Life: Dairy dairy me.,

    One of the more useless yet pretty things I ever made at skool was a rhombicosidodecahedron.

    Not a rhombicosidodecahedron stool?

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  • Island Life: Dairy dairy me.,

    "passing non-Platonic solids"? Well, I really hope for your sake they werent dodecohedronic...

    Maybe something like those remarkable cubic items that wombats produce. Someone who once had the dubious pleasure of having one sleep on the foot of his bed (in Tasmania, natch) told me how he vainly tried to catch it in the act to see how it did it.

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  • Hard News: The Sunday Capers,

    Sure Gio. Now take your pills, and if the authoritarian streak's still there in the morning, go pick on someone else.

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  • Hard News: The Sunday Capers,

    I like how you got the words imminent and immanent into the same post.

    Yeah, but off-one's meds cute has its limitations.

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  • Southerly: At the RWMC with Alan Bollard,

    Ah, I see that you've spent some time there too.

    I live within the dark circle of the Richmond Club's $2 shuttle. Unlike many of my neighbours I've resisted becoming an initiate, yet though I invoke the names of the Ancient Ones, even Chthulhu and Dread Dormammu, Im drawn by the inexorable power of the vortex.

    Ian's shocking revelations no doubt stem from his legendary powers of divination. Among his many gifts is an unrivalled skill with the acronym. For example, from the seemingly bland TEMUKA he was once able to extract:

    Tiny
    Emirate
    Manufacturing
    Useful
    Kaolithic
    Articles

    Before that I was unaware of the Emir of Temuka. Now I know that he's out there somewhere in the Southern darkness, doing stuff with the likes of Hassan i Sabbah. And now Bollard.

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  • Hard News: The Sunday Capers,

    well would someone please elucidate for me the reasons that this Mr Laws' column on epidemica is a monument of "comprehensive ignorance"?

    If god hadn't meant there to be swine flu (s)he'd've given pigs hands, so they could take Lhawsie's advice & wash 'em.

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  • Southerly: At the RWMC with Alan Bollard,

    "Which country formerly featured a pair white mice on its highest denomination note?"

    I'd assumed that they were just a pair of lab critters, part of the general ambience of Florey's role in the discovery of penicillin. Now that it's been revealed that Bollard was up to his tricks in those parts back in the day I'm inclined to suspect that it's an illuminati thang. The Richmond Workingmen's Club is renowned as a hotbed of that Erwige Blumenkraft stuff.

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  • Southerly: At the RWMC with Alan Bollard,

    Aussies only introduced the hundred dollar note in 1984. This story allegedly happened in 1974, if Bollard was 23 at the time.

    Bollard was young, concussed, and already showing an early talent for factoring in the effects of inflation. Howevah, there's no way anyone but the profoundly colour blind could confuse the old $50 Florey 'pineapple', with it's cryptic symbolism of a pair of white mice worked into the design (true) with the monochrome $100 Mawson 'grey nurse'.

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  • Hard News: Going Underground,

    Forget those silly hats. Dig a sensible tunnel.

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