Just to clarify. “The Lone Ranger would leave a silver bullet (C8) as a calling card,” says Matt Glendenning of Brooklyn. “A silver bullet, however, is what is needed to kill a werewolf. I’m pretty sure the two facts are unrelated, but that’s a movie I wouldn’t mind watching!” It almost happened, Matt! Apparently, during production on the ill-fated 2013 reboot of The Lone Ranger, the subplot of a werewolf roaming around the old west was put to director Gore Verbinski who promptly shed the suggestion.
Phil Armour (C8) really did open a can of ferns in his search for a word to describe the Wallabies’ pre-Bledisloe chutzpah. Bob Connor of Bowral kicks things off with “Bledislie”, while Bob Pitts of Epping likes the sound of “Walloptimism: Wall(aby)optimism followed by All Black Wallop-timism”. Lastly, Judith Howarth of Neutral Bay describes the mindset as a “Wobbly supposition”.
“Following the alcohol precedent and race to be the toughest, will Victoria or NSW be the first to introduce RJT (Random Jab Testing) with on the spot vaccination for the jabless?” asks Bob Morris of Woodford.
Mary Watson (C8) of Balgowlah Heights has made good on a request for more grim details from the fireplace: “For the curious, the photo from my son’s phone that popped up in full blown colour on my screen, was of bird claws stuck in the grate. In John Cleese’s famous words, it had ‘ceased to be’.”
Remaining by the hearthside, Dave Williams of Port Macquarie says Mary’s Skype sleuthing “reminded me of our ‘expression of distaste’ activity toward unpopular lecturers at Dookie Agric College in the late ’50s. We would place a dead chook (from the chookery) up their office chimney at night, on the smoke shelf, where it could not be seen. No problem for a day or so, nor during the day, as warm air rises, but overnight the pong descended, so they had a stinking office every morning until the deceased was discovered and removed. Boys will be … !” Must have smelt like a dookie.
“Tools left in the engine is one thing (C8). I just wish Jetstar (and others) could stop all the protesting tools from boarding,” laments Rob Cummins of Turramurra.
Alex Hamill of Sydney has every right to feel a little snippy: “I’ve just booked a haircut (C8) for September 1. Wondering if this is the definition of optimism?”
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