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Thursday
Jan262006

Winning the hearts and minds

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It's a good look, isn't it? Liberation, American style at Rugrabbinmynuts, House of Bondage, Iraq. Dickbreath below has just posted what he calls an "essay" on Abu Grahib where he tries to excuse this outrageous behaviour of the Americans by describing the even more appalling torture that went on there under Saddam - kind of like "See, we're not half as bad".

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And you wonder why you're losing whatever goodwill you had left in the world, America? More pictures here of how the Americans treat detainees - Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam and the deer and the antelope play, where seldom is heard a discouraging word and the skies are not cloudy all day

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Reader Comments (254)

hahaha

MrJ and his mates used to love Scruffy Murphys!

we can always start at Arthouse and venture elsewhere when everyone gets there...

: )
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMrsJ
Meanwhile, the new me was sposed to start at 10am today and he still hasn't turned up... late on the first day - not a good sign...

; )
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMrsJ
Heh Mrs J, you may be working next week....
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterWCS
I have a memory of being groped (and I mean full-on inappropriate grabbing) and followed around scruffys by some drunk pommie pervert and upon complaining to security (I didn't want the guy to follow me out) they laughed.

Charming.
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterC LaRue
oops he's here.

bye guys, see you next thurs 5.45pm at Arthouse.

WCS, if changes please SMS me?
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMrsJ
Why didn't you boot him in the nuts Chesty?
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRob Byrnes
Will do Mrs J.

Oh Chesty - Scruffy's is gross. Even as a reformed backpacker I can concur on that.
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterWCS
ok, well for the sake of adding my voice to the clamour, I will but you a drink and/or give you a lift/share a cab home, seeing as we both lurke in the IW. Plus I will leave all axes, tomahawks and other equipment at home...

Of course the other option is that we can meet up at the Arthouse as everyone knows where it is, even if they hate it, and we can always wander elsewhere once everyone is there...
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterWJ
I hadn't learn nut-booting at this stage, Rob. These days I would be far wiser ...
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterC LaRue
.. and just noticed that Mrs J made the same suggestion moments ago... sorry folks.

Chin up Chesty - taken any good photos lately?
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterWJ
As I said, WJ ... we'll see.

Seriously, I appreciate all offers. At this rate, should I go, I will be unable to walk after an hour or two, but we will see how we go ...

On other topics, is anyone going to back me up over on Radar (either on my maths or on my WTFness)? I feel a little exposed and alone, guys ...
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterC LaRue
I took about 2000 shots in tassie ... scary but true. A bunch of good ones - risked the lens and got some awesome sunsets, and a whole bunch of other stuff.

I'm currently deciding what to do with them - Got some high-quality photo paper in A4 so might print a few out and do something arty with them.

Still not sure about a new lens, but too po' at the moment to really consider it.
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterC LaRue
I've backed you up Chesty, you are gonna love me!!
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRob Byrnes
Am I?

Now I'm exposed, alone and scared ...
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterC LaRue
cool. I reckon Tassie would be great for photos, lots of scenery and the light would e pretty good at this time of year too...

i am still deliberating whether to blow up one of my Iceland photos and print it on canvas at about 100 x 150 cm.. trick is to pick which one, and delude onesself that it is good enough to stand up to that sort of scrutiny... problem is they are all film shots, so it is hard to know whether it will really work until you do it...
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterWJ
Hehehehe, just digging out the ol' protector now!
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRob Byrnes
I know, at least with digital you can get right in there on a computer screen and check for imperfections. I hate blowing stuff up and then realising its not quite as focussed as it looked at 6x4 ...

I say just do it. I know a place that does caanvas printing, don't know what it costs though. Have considered it for some photos.

Tassie is great for photos - I'm just tying to avoid printing out pure 'postcard' shots and looking for stuff that stands up on it's own as a good picture. And despite all the shots I'm still occasionally regretting things I didn't get (I got a shot off the side of gordon dam facing directly down, and I'm wishing i'd used the wide-angle on it - if I hadn't been so scared shitless, that would have been an unreal photo)

January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterC LaRue
Brynsey, if you were mean to me I may well cry ... it's that kind of day.
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterC LaRue
I have NEVER been mean to anyone in my life.....
I am deeply shocked you would suggest such a thing.

January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRob Byrnes
Sorry ... I'm still paranoid.
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterC LaRue

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