Monday, November 2, 2009

(Long) Weekend Wrap Preview

My Weekend Wrap will be posted Tuesday night to allow for the Melbourne Cup extended weekend festivities.

But the wait might be worth it!

How did my band cope with their second show of the 'comeback'?
Did Suicide Girl cause a scene at the gig?
Did I catchup with Obtusa again?
Who were those people exchanging bags of lemons at a Northcote Hotel?
And what of the drunken party at my house Friday night?
Will 'Leica Ding' win the Cup and make me rich?

These questions and many more will be answered on Wednesday morning.

In the meantime, here's one of my favourite ever songs, performed live. It's a good song to start the week with...

87 comments:

Alex said...

I'm just glad about the lemons. I wonder how the limoncello will turn out.

I liked your song the way, too.

Cath said...

Frankly I think it a little slack of you to make us wait so long. In the meantime I am going to make up my own story from your weekend.....!

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Be sure you include the lemon exchange, Cath.

That's got to be a highlight.

patchouligirl said...

Much better than melt banana. Your weekend wrap will no doubt create a furore but world chop day was a pretty good performer.

Mr E Discharge said...

This does not auger well for my new
online marketing business.

Perseus said...

If you don't change the colour of the tie to red or dark green I'll never speak to you again E. Me in a blue tie? NEVER!

The rest of it I approve.

Perseus said...

Though you forgot to mention that there will be 6-8 months of every year where there will be no female figures at all.

Mr E Discharge said...

Though you forgot to mention that there will be 6-8 months of every year where there will be no female figures at all.

I'll add "* subject to availabilty"

Cath said...

There maybe no female action figures for 6 months of the year, but supplying "virtual" girls might be an option to keep the punters. Can we back-order Andromeda's 1.0 through to 3.0, as well as all inappropriate couplings in between??

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Perseus is Barak Obama now?

Perseus said...

The Andromeda 3.0 doll should come with four bottles of wine, and the doll itself should never ever be able to stand perfectly straight.

Mr E Discharge said...

The Andromeda 3.0 doll should come with four bottles of wine, and the doll itself should never ever be able to stand perfectly straight.

Noted. And to protect her privacy,
I'll call that model "Eileen".

Melba said...

I want a Perseus Love Gumby!

Thanks for the "lemons" Ramon. Top quality stuff, as I said yesterday. I'm hoping Perse will write it up in a fine manner. Sure he will, with lots of good, creative dialoguing.

The limoncello is on momentary hold while I work out what type of alcohol to use. As Ramon pointed out yesterday, vodka is not very Italian.

squib said...

Good one, Mr E

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Happy to oblige, Melba.

Those lemons come from a tree fertilised with several gallons of Cooper's infused wee over the past five years or so, so they should be top quality.

Cath said...

Melba, I made Limoncello when I was at an Italian cooking school in Florence many years ago... they recommended just popping down to your local and getting some pure alcohol. When I pointed at that that was not possible in Australia, I was firstly given strange looks, and then told to just use Vodka instead.

(After making the limoncello, we then went onto use it in a lemon and berry version of Tiramisu... to die for!)

Melba said...

OK then Cath, vodka it is. Going out shortly to get the supplies.

Thanks for that extra bit of info Ramon. I'll be sure to pass on when serving the finished product to guests. Or maybe I'll withold as "secret ingredient."

The Red Setter said...

You little tease, Perseus.

You little tease.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Will 'Leica Ding' win the Cup and make me rich?

Probably not.

You backing it to win or place?

Perseus said...

I'll put ten each-way, Ramon, so that's a twenny buck bet, and that's exactly how you pronounce that figure when referring to a punt. 'Twenny'.

This twenny is my first form of gambling for the year, unless you count the bottles of wines on dates, which is also a form of gambling.

Cath said...

...unless you count the bottles of wines on dates, which is also a form of gambling.

My philosophy on gambling is that you only gamble what you would be happy losing. On behalf of everyone, I believe I can say a big thank you to Perseus for being such a willing loser. Without his losses, we would not have enjoyed so many amusing anecdotes.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

and that's exactly how you pronounce that figure when referring to a punt.

Only if wearing a pork-pie hat at the time.

wari lasi said...

Can't wait Perseus ...

I might bore you with an extended email about my trip. In the grips of post holiday blues at the moment.

No holiday for Cup Day here. Huge Calcutta tonight, people here go bloody crazy, it's fun to watch. Serious pissing contest.

patchouligirl said...

Yes please Wari.

wari lasi said...

"A novice's guide to Thailand, innocence lost"

eat my shorts said...

I watched two horse races on the weekend. I picked the winning horse in one, and I picked the horse that came second in the other. I'm pretty good at picking winning horses for the Melbourne Cup, but I've never placed a bet in my life.

I think I should put ten bucks on a nag tomorrow and sit alone in my house, wearing a hat made of toilet paper and newspaper and see if I win.

Dr. Golf said...

Amazing stuff Mr E.

Although I'm worried the action figure signals that Persaus may have 'jumped the shark'.

Are we going to be served up increasingly implausible stories as Perseus struggles to live up to the hype? Is he fuelling expectations by posting previews?

Puss In Boots said...

Too bad Hack and Caz aren't around anymore.

Does anyone remember Hunii? She stuck up for Imelda during that whole episode, and TSSH (I think it was Hack, but it might have been someone else) put her in her place. Then someone else (Audrey? Petstarr?) came to Hunii's rescue and was all, "how dare you! She's dying of cancer!"

Apparently in May 2007 she died. Someone posted on her blog that she had lost the battle with cancer, etc.

Well, guess what. She's not dead. She faked her own death! What a complete retard. How starved of attention do you have to be to pull a stunt like that? She's currently blogging as Epskee, but as of yesterday when she was found out, has closed it to the general public.

Her explanation is apparently that she was so close to death, someone posted on her blog that she'd died, and then she recovered, and decided it was too hard to go back to the blog and tell everyone she'd recovered. Yeah right. I recall when poor Dee passed away, the last thing on any of her friends' and family's mind was to come on to the internet and tell complete strangers she had passed away. It took quite some time before we found out via her husband. I highly doubt anyone would have been so anxious to post on Hunii's blog that they pre-empted her death.

Anyway, I'm sure no one here cares. I just thought it was fucked up that someone would fake their own death on the internet to garner sympathy. What a psycho. I wonder if she even had cancer at all to start with.

wari lasi said...

Puss I vaguely recall that. As for the amazing pissing Imelda, who could forget?

The Dee you're referring to was Dione Bliss?

homesick said...

Excellent Puss I do remember 'Imelda Gate'*. It wasn't that much after I discovered TSSH & it was then I thought to myself "Holy fuck I'm hanging around this blog.. fight fight fight"

Wari, Dee was indeed the witty & wonderful Dione Bliss and when we have our rants here I am often reminded of her and wonder what her take would be on it all.


* Isn't this what the journos over at SMH would call it?

WitchOne said...

That's insane Puss.

Come on Pers, my breath is baited and it's starting to smell! Give with the goods!

wari lasi said...

Careful Witchie! I think I was pulled up recently and told it was "bated breath".

And thanks for that Homesick, my recollection of her was a good one.

Off to watch a silly horse race.

eat my shorts said...

I haven't made my toilet paper hat yet. And I'm trying (so far unsuccessfully) to place my first ever bet.

I have a feeling it might all end in tears.

Mr E Discharge said...

Although I'm worried the action figure signals that Persaus may have 'jumped the shark'.

Are we going to be served up increasingly implausible stories as Perseus struggles to live up to the hype? Is he fuelling expectations by posting previews?


I'm not sure if questions of plausibility or implausibility are of any value in a discussion of the slow motion train wreck that is Perseus' love life. For me it's pure "Ineptotainment", although I do sometimes worry that the adult nature of some the content may be disturbing to some, particularly the immature or mentally challenged. As evidenced by Kittens numerous posts.

What could be more entertaining than the mental image of a 40-year-old man with a partial erection and an ill-fitting leisure suit, wandering the streets of inner Melbourne at four o'clock in the morning, alone and rejected, muttering drunken paraphrases from Act 5 Scene IV of Richard III? True or not, plausible or implausible, just makes you smile and think " there, but for the grace of God.......".

I don't think there's any real danger that Perseus either has or is about to "jump the shark", but I am a little concerned that if current trends continue, he may try to fuck it.

Hope this helps,

helpdesk@lovegumby.com

eat my shorts said...

I chickened out of betting.

I'm such a wuss.

patchouligirl said...

I decided not to bother with the Melbourne Cup in favour of reading Perseus weekend wrap. Then my husband arrived home unexpectedly in time for us to watch the Melbourne Cup together for the first time ever and neither of us has a ticket. Sometimes you just can't call it.

I still think of Dee and wonder how her family are doing. Her death was so sudden and out of the blue it shocked me. Even though I never met her she was a fellow Novocastrian and we got on well online. Its weird to miss someone you can't even picture isn't it?

Melba said...

Well, I drew Shocked in both the $5and $2 draw at a BBQ we went to. I never win anything. Maybe my luck is turning?

And who was the Prussian Prince judging the fashions on the field?

Mr E Discharge said...

I still think of Dee and wonder how her family are doing. Her death was so sudden and out of the blue it shocked me.

Its weird to miss someone you can't even picture isn't it?


Not so strange,Patch. Even I, as relative newby to TSSH at the time,
felt a sense of shock and sadness at Dees sudden passing. Special Person. Vale.

WitchOne said...

Sorry wari, I was trying to be clever. Clearly I failed, or maybe I succeeded too well... Hmmm...

We went to a BBQ and I was the only one with a fascinator and my family was best dressed (Cup Day people, puhlease, some clarse if you don't mind) I didn't give a shit ("they" were embarrassed!). I was also the only chick drinking Jack cans, in a Jack stubby holder. Again with the clarse I'll have you know, none of this bullshit lily-livered chardy for me!

Mind you, they brought out the cheese platter, BAH I say! Last night for dinner we had De Affonois (whatever!) Duck and orange pate, Shadows of blue and a divine beetroot dip with actual French champers, from FRANCE! FFS!

Yeah, my snob factor hit 1100 and kept on climbing hence it was time to get the hell out of there!

patchouligirl said...

I think Moet is overrated. It was a shocking day in more ways than one - we had 38 degrees here and the reserve bank snuck in a quarter per cent interest rate rise while we were all distracted by the horse race.

Mr E Discharge said...

I may have to re-think Boronia!

WitchOne said...

Moet Patch? No lovely, I said French Champers from FRANCE, the label could have said "cats piss" and I would never have known, except that cats piss could never taste so good! Essence of guava, peach overtones and so forth, simply divine.

Boganville Mr E, Boganville, and if you want to drop by, do feel free, just give me some notice so I can scrub the kids up to resemble humans on a small scale, otherwise your nightmares would definitely be all true.

Melba said...

Anyone surprised by the Reserve Bank doing that on Cup Day has been asleep. It's been in all the papers, and that's what they usually do. And expect more interest rises to come. Possibly three.

And the horse was Shocking, not Shocked?

Also where is Perseus' thang?

WitchOne said...

The Reserve Bank never ceases to disgust or surprise me. As one on a variable rate, I am a little alarmed but certainly not surprised as I predicted this ridiculousness but couldn't get a fixed rate 3 months ago due to unemployment, chronic as it turned out. I do start a new job tomorrow, and I'm terrified, don't ask. I'll tell you anyway, 3rd job this year. I'm fucked if this doesn't work.

The horse? What horse? The one that delayed my fate a little longer? Oh. Meh.

Boogeyman said...

Oh puh-lease. Interest rates were wayyy below normal. People can't honestly start belly-aching because of the inevitable return to a normal level, FFS.

patchouligirl said...

The rate rise in itself is not a problem for me personally - it was just the timing of it. While rates may be 'well below normal' now, a lot of the Gen Y's who have jumped into 500K mortgages are not going to be able to cope if rates go up over 10%. They don't remember when we had rates of 18% and probably don't realise that the current rates are very low. If we have significant increases in interest rates there will be a lot of people losing their homes.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Will 'Leica Ding' win the Cup and make me rich?

Told you.

People who punt on the Cup are mugs.

Puss In Boots said...

I don't have any sympathy for those people, Patch. You shouldn't borrow above your means. Ideally, your mortgage repayments shouldn't be more than 25% of your income, but as housing is more expensive in Australia than most of the world, 33% would be about the upper limit. Unfortunately, a lot of people borrow so much their repayments are about 50% (or maybe more) of their income, and then when rates go up, they start complaining about it. People should realise the economic climate is not going to stay the same for the length of their loan. They need to take account of the fact that rates might increase. You should always build a buffer zone into your repayments.

patchouligirl said...

I'm talking about Gen Y - the 'have it all now, pay later' credit card generation. They will sure learn the hard way if rates skyrocket. But yeah, not having a buffer is pretty dumb.

Lewd Bob said...

People who punt on the Cup are mugs.

Except for Kruddy of course.

wari lasi said...

none of this bullshit lily-livered chardy for me!

Gotcha Witchie, then why the email address? Huh?

At your new job this morning? Are you allowed to goof off on the internet all day like the rest of us?

Seriously though, I hope it goes well.

Perseus, what's going on???

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

At least Kruddy won.

wari lasi said...

I can't believe there's more than 50 comments on a post that isn't really a post.

I tell you what Perseus, you've got us all hanging by a thread.

Lewd Bob said...

At least Kruddy won.

This being my point.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Ah, I see Bob.

Your point being that Kruddy is all wise and knowing.

Lewd Bob said...

Of course, Ramon, except for his belief in an all-knowing, all-powerful, benevolent entity.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Yes Bob, that is a bit embarrassing.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

And is it just me, or is something missing here?

wari lasi said...

Definitely something missing ...

squib said...

My popcorn's going stale here

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Well, I'll just have to write something about kittens.

Or dead Russian Marxists.

Or dead Russian Marxist kittens.

squib said...

Or dead Russian Marxist zombie Nazi kittens

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

That's a cracker of an idea for the next post, Squib!

catlick said...

Erm..I've been unable to get any info on this, but do any of youse know about Pauline Hanson's possible claim for damages over the "nudie pics/Tele fiasco". Is there one? has it all been settled quietly, or has her recent "my life was ruined etc..." in the Weekly just the opening gambit?

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Settled out of court, I believe Catlick.

They threw budles of money at her until she went away.

homesick said...

Jesus Pers look at what you're doing to us here.. stale popcorn, Markist Kittens, Bob going all religious....

Perseus Q I insist you tell us about your weekend immediately.

Peoples' credibility is risk young man.

homesick said...

at risk.. damm Sav Blanc.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Markist Kittens

Who's Mark?

homesick said...

See I replace the X with a K...

Sav Blanc.... three glasses.

That is all.

homesick said...

Ramon, I blame Pers and the angst he has caused.

Left wing/hammer & sickle spouse is appauled at my Freudian slip on Karl's surname.

Bedroom Siberia for this little red duck.

catlick said...

Settled out of court Any details? Any goss? I can't find a thing about it out there.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I'll see what I can dig up, Catlick.

Ophelia said...

"I just thought it was fucked up that someone would fake their own death on the internet to garner sympathy. What a psycho. I wonder if she even had cancer at all to start with."

People who fake having cancer.. there is no better definition of the word "psycho". Some people even go as far as to say that their children have died. Now THAT is sick.

patchouligirl said...

I had a colleague who used to get breast cancer whenever she needed an emergency holiday. She'd give it a couple of years between bouts so the bosses would have forgotten.

WitchOne said...

I didn't say I don't "like" chardy Wari, I just ay it's bullshit lily livered, or maybe that was because all the other "wives" were drinking it. I like to be a little original, no matter how poor my taste is.

Today went very well thanks. Better than expected!

Pers. HELP! We're chatting amongst ourselves like grown ups at a barby. Making small talk and generally keeping ourselves amused. You must realise this cannot continue for much longer, there will be a bar fight and someone will cry.

Get your game face on!!

Mr E Discharge said...

Did I mention that the Perseus Action Figure (TM) also makes an excellent Voodoo Doll?

patchouligirl said...

The delay could mean a longer post when it arrives.

Dr. Golf said...

Found some pretty amusing personal anecdotes here by Tony Martin, Shaun Micallef et al.

Almost as entertaining as Perseus's'

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Dead Russian Marxist kittens post coming up.

Lewd Bob said...

My suspicion is that Perseus is just stringing us along quite deliberately. Sitting back to see how much control he has over his captive audience. I for one, don't care about his personal life.




Well, maybe a bit.

Mad Cat Lady said...

perhaps he has eloped?

perhaps SG tried to murder him a la lady hawk "if i can't have him, no one can" and the police have placed him in a safe house?

perhaps ponygirl has come home early and he is off having monkey sex?

perhaps he has been eaten by dead Russian Marxist zombie Nazi kittens?

patchouligirl said...

I like to think he's out there gathering more material for us to enjoy. Anticipation is half the fun.

wari lasi said...

I like to think he's out there gathering more material for us to enjoy

His life IS the material

Mad Cat Lady said...

he stayed home reading all weekend, didn't he

kitten said...

I'm thinking SG has him bailed up at home at knifepoint - refusing to let him leave the house until he agrees to go out with her again.

Hope he is okay.

85 posts and we havent even started yet. Perhaps that is Perseus' plan? This way we are bound to crack the 250+ posts.

He might be hoping to become a contender for one of those "top blog" awards. MS Paint prizes get old after a while.

Mr E Discharge said...

I move that the cental committee declare the position of "Love Gumby in Residence" vacant, effective immediately, and that a call for Expressions of Interest from prospective replacement candidates be Gazetted, with special emphasis on "Ability to meet publication deadlines" included.

eat my shorts said...

MS Paint prizes get old after a while.

Gasp!

You take that back, missy!