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  1. Yahoo News has an item which states someone has claimed they know the identity of the person responsible. Here is part of the article: "After the images of the monolith went viral, an art dealer and gallery owner has come forward claiming it was installed by a minimalist artist named John McCracken, who died nine years ago. David Zwirner, who represented Mr McCracken as an agent, said he is convinced of the object’s origin - though his colleagues aren’t quite as sure. "The gallery is divided on this," Mr Zwirner said in a statement. "I believe this is definitely by John."
  2. red750

    Quickies part 2

    A schoolteacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, an ancient wooden device called a “slide-rule” and a calculator. At a morning press conference, the Attorney General said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement. He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of maths instruction. “Al-Gebra is a problem for us,” the Attorney General said. “Al-Gebra has terrorized many young people for years. They derive solutions by means and extremes and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute values”. “They use secret code names like ‘X’ and ‘Y’ and refer to themselves as ‘unknowns,’ but we’ve determined that they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country.” As the Greek philosopher Isosceles used to say, “There are 3 sides to every triangle.'” When asked to comment on the arrest, President Trump said, “If God had wanted us to have better weapons of maths instruction, he would have given us more fingers and toes.” White House aides told reporters they "could not recall a more intelligent or profound statement by the President!"
  3. Here's my desktop - a bit busy I know. Must get around to cleaning it up. Here is the directory of the files associated with the Aircraft showcase. When I download an image from the internet, 99.9% of the time it will need resizing, cropping or other editing. I save the edited version in the category folders, and the editor saves the original into subfolders called, obviously, Originals. So I can go back and edit differently if necessary.
  4. Should be like the Spanish National Anthem - no words, only music.
  5. This is the sign from my failed Oct 19 post.
  6. OME, there are a number of contributing factors. Firstly, quarantine locations should not be in the middle of the CBD. The same thing happened in Adelaide as in Victoria. There are too many incentives for people in quarantine to break iso and go for a coffee etc. Out in the boondocks, there is nowhere to go. Secondly, people working in quarsntine locations should be banned from having second jobs. Pay them enough so they don't have to. A Melbourne security guard had a second job as an Uber driver. The cleaner in the Adelaide centre had a second job delivering pizzas and covid. Thirdly, a large percentage of spreaders are ethnics. Yes I'll get shot down for this. But either they have limited fluency of English to understand the messages, don't watch/listen to enough mainstream media to hear the directions, or their cultural practices (large family or religious gatherings, etc.) overrule the directions to "Stay Apart, Stay Safe". And then of course there are the ratbag deniers who cry "Hoax!" A lot of people have died from a hoax around the world.
  7. No! Victorians did a good job. Daniel Andrews got us into this mess. (See my relevant post in Quickies part 2.
  8. red750

    Quickies part 2

    Using a 22 calibre Beretta pistol against a 12' Alligator: BERETTA MAKES FINE GUNS. Another good reason to have a concealed weapons permit...(well, maybe in the US, not Australia). A Florida Woman Stops Alligator Attack Using a Small .22 cal Beretta Pistol: This is a story of self-control and marksmanship by a brave, cool-headed woman with a small pistol against a fierce predator. What's the smallest calibre that you would trust to protect yourself? Here's her story in her own words: "While walking along the edge of a pond just outside my house in the Villages discussing a property settlement with my soon-to-be ex-husband, and other divorce issues, we were surprised by a huge 12-ft alligator which suddenly emerged from the murky water. It began charging us with its large jaws wide open. She must have been protecting her nest because she was extremely aggressive. If I had not had my little Beretta .22 calibre pistol with me, I would not be here today! Just one shot to my estranged husband's knee cap was all it took. The gator got him easily, and I was able to escape by just walking away at a brisk pace. The amount I saved in lawyer's fees was really incredible and his life insurance was also a big bonus!``
  9. red750

    Quickies part 2

    Daniel Andrews walks into a bank to cash a cheque. As he approaches the cashier he says, "Good morning Miss, could you please cash this cheque for me?" Cashier: "It would be my pleasure. Could you please show me your ID?" Andrews: "Truthfully, I did not bring my ID with me as I didn't think there was any need to. I am Daniel Andrews the Victorian Premier. Cashier: "Yes, I know who you are, but with all the regulations and monitoring of the banks because of impostors and forgers and requirements of the legislation, etc. I must insist on seeing ID." Andrews: “Just ask anyone here at the bank who I am and they will tell you. Everybody knows who I am." Cashier: "I am sorry, Mr Andrews, but these are the bank rules and I must follow them." Andrews, "Come on please, I am begging you, please cash this cheque." Cashier: "Look sir, here is an example of what we can do. One day, Tiger Woods came into the bank without ID. To prove he was Tiger Woods he pulled out his putter and made a beautiful shot across the bank into a cup. With that shot we knew him to be Tiger Woods and cashed his cheque." "Another time, Andre Agassi came in without ID. He pulled out his tennis racket and made a fabulous shot where the tennis ball landed in my cup. With that shot we cashed his cheque. So, Sir, what can you do to prove that it is you and only you?" Andrews stands there thinking and thinking and finally says, "Honestly, my mind is a total blank...there is nothing that comes to my mind. I can't think of a single thing. I have absolutely no idea what to do. I don't have a clue." Cashier: "Will that be large or small notes , Mr. Andrews?
  10. As I mentioned in Willie's Dec 2018 thread 'Australlian Tennis Season', my son is a tennis umpire. Chair umpire in district tournaments, linesman in major internationals. He has been doing the Oz Open for more than 15 years. Met most of the greats, Sampras, Agossi, etc. Today he received an email from Tennis Australia. There will be no linespersons at any tournament this season. Line judging will be done electronically. He can be a toilet escort, escorting players if they need to take a break during a match. Not happy, Jan. On another matter, they were planning a hub in Melbourne during December for international players to quarantine before the Oz Open, just like football teams have done this year. Dickhead Dan hs decreed no international players will be admitted to Victoria. Unless the Oz Open is transferred, looks like an all-Australian tournament. I think the Indian cricket team will be allowed in though.
  11. After being the basket case of Australia with over 700 new cases in one day, Victoria has now gone 19 days with ZERO new cases and ZERO deaths due to Covid-19. Only 3 active cases of senior citizens in hospital under care.
  12. Damn this thread and its videos. I've got Spectrum's 'I'll Be Gone' stuck in my head and I can't shake it. @#$%^!
  13. i don't know what the situation is with regional housing in Victoria, but I was talking to my brother this morning and mentioned my son working from home during the pandemic, and how it's likely to stay that way. My brother said that's why people are moving to the country. They can have a rural retreat, work from home, miss the daily commute and traffic etc. Employers are finding they like it, because they can save on renting office space and all the services an office requires. Win,win.
  14. red750

    Quickies part 2

    There is nothing worse than a Doctor's Receptionist who insists you tell her what is wrong with you in a room full of other patients. I know most of us have experienced this, and this guy handled the breach of patient confidentiality in a unique way: A 65-year-old man walked into a crowded waiting room and approached the desk. The Receptionist said, 'Yes sir, what are you seeing the Doctor for today?' 'There's something wrong with my dick', he replied. The receptionist became irritated and said, 'You shouldn't come into a crowded waiting room and say things like that. ' 'Why not, you asked me what was wrong and I told you,' he said. The Receptionist replied; 'Now you've caused some embarrassment in this room full of people. You should have said there is something wrong with your ear or something and discussed the problem further with the Doctor in private.' The man replied, 'You shouldn't ask people questions in a roomful of strangers, if the answer could embarrass anyone.’ The man walked out, waited several minutes, and then re-entered. The Receptionist smiled smugly and asked, 'Yes??' 'There's something wrong with my ear,' he stated. The Receptionist nodded approvingly and smiled, knowing he had taken her advice. 'And what is wrong with your ear, Sir?' 'I can't piss out of it,' he replied. The waiting room erupted in laughter...
  15. Don't know why anyone would want to spend money in a place that treated us all like lepers.
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