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Australia/NZ / Re: Victorian police to get new machine guns.
« Last post by Snafu on March 25, 2017, 10:28:11 PM »

Australia/NZ / Victorian police to get new machine guns.
« Last post by Nym Net on March 25, 2017, 09:15:58 PM »

Official media / newspaper link is unavailable to me as I'm not a subscriber.

I haven't heard of Trigger Happy. Loved the maze trick, the furbies, and the Honey Shop lol. Will check out more of it, thanks! Getting harder to find good things to watch. Australian tv hasn't been the same since The Chasers left. Some of their commercial road tests are gold! Hope you have many laughs.

This is very funny too.
Hey Nym, this is great. I've never even heard of "The Chasers War on Everything". I downloaded the 1st 10 episodes from season 1 and if it's as good as I think it will be, I'll get all 26 episodes plus season 2. It's really rare something like this comes along. I haven't seen anything this good since "Trigger Happy" and if you haven't seen Trigger happy, try a few minutes. You made my day.


The ABC runs news 24/7 and these two gents only need a few mins once a week to tell what's probably the only truth.

A segment from "The Chaser's War on Everything" tv series that aired on Aussie tv channel ABC, 12th. Sept. 2007. The Chasers gang made a mockery of security at the APEC conference held in September in Sydney Australia, and left Aussie police red faced. One hundred and sixty million dollars was spent on security for the conference attended by many world leaders, including the US President, but the Chasers gang in a fake motorcade with joke 'insecurity' badges and a Bin Laden look alike drove to within meters of GWB's hotel, but could have driven right to the hotel, as they were not stopped at any security checkpoints. The stunt only ended when they chose to end it themselves!

"Probably true everywhere else."

General News/Discussion / Re: Shaq: ‘The Earth Is Flat’
« Last post by Nym Net on March 22, 2017, 05:48:02 PM »

There are also some very long bridges. I wonder if we can see a curve on them. Don't forget the official measurement of curvature:][url]  8)
General News/Discussion / Shaq: ‘The Earth Is Flat’
« Last post by Snafu on March 21, 2017, 10:34:48 PM »
"It appears we now have proof positive the Earth is flat from none other than Shaquille O’Neal. Proof in the form of "I drive coast to coast and this shit is flat to me." And much more."

Shaquille O’Neal has become the latest celebrity to join the flat-earth society, declaring that our minds have been manipulated to accept “the lie that the earth is round.” The big man even offered “proof” of his claims – he “drives coast to coast” and “this sh*t is flat to me.”

Shaq, speaking on his podcast this week, was dismissive of any evidence that proves the earth is round.

When satellite imagery that shows the earth is round was brought up, Shaq immediately threw the evidence out of court, saying “Oh, satellite imagery — that could be drawn or made up.”

“It’s true. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. Yes, it is. Listen, there are three ways to manipulate the mind — what you read, what you see and what you hear. In school, first thing they teach us is, ‘Oh, Columbus discovered America,’ but when he got there, there were some fair-skinned people with the long hair smoking on the peace pipes. So, what does that tell you? Columbus didn’t discover America.

“So, listen, I drive from coast to coast, and this s*** is flat to me. I’m just saying. I drive from Florida to California all the time, and it’s flat to me. I do not go up and down at a 360-degree angle, and all that stuff about gravity, have you looked outside Atlanta lately and seen all these buildings? You mean to tell me that China is under us? China is under us? It’s not. The world is flat.”

Yahoo Sports reports: Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving was the first NBA player to reveal his flat-Earth beliefs, summarized as such: “Can you really think of us rotating around the sun, and all planets align, rotating in specific dates, being perpendicular with what’s going on with these ‘planets’ and stuff like this?”

Soon afterwards, Denver Nuggets wing Wilson Chandler and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green endorsed Irving’s flat-Earth theory, with the latter explaining away NASA’s photos of the planet from space by suggesting everyone can manipulate doctored photos of the globe on their phones.

The NBA storyline became so outrageous commissioner Adam Silver had to address it in his annual state-of-the-league address at the All-Star Game, clarifying, “I believe the world is round,” and suggesting Irving was making some broader social commentary about fake news in this country.

Which, no he wasn’t. Irving doubled down on his flat-Earth theory this past week, before detailing his lucid dreaming skills and informing us how an ex-teammate came to him in a dream to say goodbye.

These are all very real things that NBA players have said.

This is one wild theme to the 2016-17 NBA season, and Shaq just made it wilder when asked about Irving’s flat-Earth theory on his podcast. This was his response, through a series of interruptions:

    Shaq is a flat-Earther, too


This man has a doctorate degree in education from Barry University in Miami, Fla. Seriously.

I’m not sure which detail I enjoyed better — Shaq thinking the world is flat because he drives coast to coast or Shaq thinking he’d be driving “up and down at a 360-degree angle” if the Earth was spherical.

Unfortunately, you can’t drive from here to Asia, but there are things called boats and airplanes, and if you head west from California, you’ll arrive in China. And if you head west from there, you’ll eventually end up in California again. Because we live on a globe. Shaq should know full well. He’s been to China.

    — Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) March 19, 2017

And, technically, a 360-degree angle is just a circle. I don’t know why Shaq thinks you would be driving up and down on a circle, but it is possible to drive comfortably on a spherical object when that object’s circumference is 24,901 miles. Think of an ant walking around a basketball, if you will. It might think it’s moving in a straight line, but eventually it will navigate the orb and arrive in the same place.

Also, there are things called mountains, and you drive over them on your way to California. At various angles. But never at a 360-degree angle, because your car would just be careening in circles into a ravine. But we shouldn’t have to explain mountains to you, just how we shouldn’t have to tell you the Earth is not flat. And that’s what’s so great about this new NBA narrative. It raises so many questions, from where players think the sun goes at night to why they believe they travel to different time zones.

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