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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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About godolkin

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  • Birthday 09/26/1968

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    Perth, Western Australia
  • Interests
    Sailing<br />Scuba diving
  1. 30 days in 10 minutes Container ship

    OK that was a lot better than I thought it would be - spent most of my time watching the clouds.
  2. I take liberties with my Australian friends, as I don't usually make use of the "c-word". But some of them find it almost as utilitarian as "fuck". Like the word 'fuck' the c word is very useful http://www.betootaadvocate.com/?s=cunt
  3. There's always New Zealand... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xUYbI64QHI
  4. WTF Australia

    and yet none of these compare to the plants - especially the gympie-gympie stinging tree - http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2009/06/gympie-gympie-once-stung,-never-forgotten/ North Queensland road surveyor A.C. Macmillan was among the first to document the effects of a stinging tree, reporting to his boss in 1866 that his packhorse “was stung, got mad, and died within two hours”. Similar tales abound in local folklore of horses jumping in agony off cliffs and forestry workers drinking themselves silly to dull the intractable pain. Writing to Marina in 1994, Australian ex-serviceman Cyril Bromley described falling into a stinging tree during mili­tary training on the tableland in World War II. Strapped to a hospital bed for three weeks and administered all manner of unsuccessful treatments, he was sent “as mad as a cut snake” by the pain. Cyril also told of an officer shooting himself after using a stinging-tree leaf for “toilet purposes”. He’s had too many stings to count but Ernie Rider will never forget the day in 1963 that he was slapped in the face, arms and chest by a stinging tree. “I remember it feeling like there were giant hands trying to squash my chest,” he said. “For two or three days the pain was almost unbearable; I couldn’t work or sleep, then it was pretty bad pain for another fortnight or so. The stinging persisted for two years and recurred every time I had a cold shower.” “Being stung is the worst kind of pain you can imagine - like being burnt with hot acid and electrocuted at the same time,” said Marina, who at the time was a postgraduate student at James Cook University investigating the herbivores that eat stinging trees. And the worst thing is - even a dead leaf from the tree will deliver the same poison as a live one.
  5. Crappy Foods Everone Claims to Love

    PB, Brussel sprouts are the rancid, sweat soaked balls of the devil and have no place even near the dinner table. Second the motion on brussel sprouts and add cauliflower. Seriously what the fuck is cauliflower - nothing but a tasteless albino version of broccoli. Cauliflower cheese has to be one of the most vile things a mad sadistic overweight kid-hating school canteen fitter&turner* ever invented. * as in fit food into a pot and turn it into shit.
  6. Sydney/Bribane info

    Have to agree there Mike - make sure you leave some time at the start of your holiday to do some of the shore dives on Guadalcanal. You can dive a B17 bomber and 2 japanese transport ships from the beaches. The wall diving in the Solomon's should blow your mind - diving in water +300m deep with an island only 30m away is an experience you don't forget. I was there 20 yrs ago and still can't get it out of my mind!
  7. Jeremy Clarkson's BBC contract DTS???

    Yup - That's about how long I lasted. Absolute bollocks.
  8. uummmm - no, he wasn't. It was big in the news that he was going to be, but it never happened. My mistake, I thought it had occurred. No problems - I thought so to but it was just the typical media play up. I did learn a bit more about the caning's in Singapore and Malaysia - holy fuck! The process is absolutely barbaric and sickening. The number of offenses that you can be caned for is massive (you can be caned for swearing in Singapore) and the number of sentences is increasing every year - that is normally a sign of a regime grasping onto power.The other thing, which is also disturbing, is that people claim it's a deterrent but if you have to use it at all, and the number of caning's are increasing, then it can't be much of a deterrent. Regardless of where it is carried out it is a ridiculous punishment that should be banned
  9. uummmm - no, he wasn't. It was big in the news that he was going to be, but it never happened.
  10. College Degree?

    Diploma in Geoscience - worked in mining/mineral exploration for 12 year. Absolutely loved it but realised pretty quickly that it's not a long term career (long periods away in some really remote places in Australia before mobile phones/email etc. Almost impossible to keep a relationship going when you disappear for 5 - 6 weeks out bush with no contact. Went to uni part time - now that was a hard time of my life, working 12 hours a day at a mine site and then doing 2-3 hours study every night but five years later graduated with a BSc in Atmospheric Science and have been working as an atmospheric scientist for over 15 years - loving every minute of it!
  11. Favorite quotes?

    We put all of our politicians in prison as soon as they're elected. Don't you? (Terry Pratchett - The Last Continent)