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    You bastard. Middle name: Really? Yes.

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  1. As long as you promise to put the vid up on youtube,here comes a low ball offer...😝
  2. I'm not demeaning them(Duntech) but cable ties just seem entry level. Surely there's a better way to tighten and keep in shape those coils and rolls there? Some nice shiny low AWG copper twisted and knurled to surprise anyone peeking inside and appreciating the attention to detail.
  3. Same. Made a pasta dish with meat leftovers and fresh veg and crumbled pork crackling over the top of bowls once served. * I looked this up...wow! Very nice. I've never tasted it😭 "Paolo Scavino is one of the true modernist winemakers of Piedmonte, a region that is already known for producing some of the most iconic reds in the world. The 2014 Nebbiolo from his vineyard in Langhe is super fresh, and much more approachable than the classic styles you would traditionally see from this region (Langhe's neighbouring towns include Barolo and Barbaresco - famed for the same varietal that often requires upwards of seven years to mature before drinking). Paolo's Nebbiolos are generally soft, delicious and elegant, and this particular drop gives all of those whilst still being lively and full of refreshing acidity. Grapey tannins are matched with earthy aromas of red fruits like sour cherry and ripe strawberry and a hint of mushroomy truffle. Notes of dried blood, charcuterie, and a little bit of spice... I love it. This wine is diverse in the way that it drinks, and pairs brilliantly with a wide variety of foods. For a low-key evening, something as simple as a hard cheese (think Pecorino). The lovely, refreshing acidity of the Nebbiolo rinses the palate of the crumbly cheese and again brings richness and texture to the palate with plenty of tannins. If you're really looking to impress, slow-cooked, spiced pigeon (maybe some shaved truffles on top for good measure) will bring justice to a bottle of the caliber. A unique drop that even the most cynical of red drinkers will be looking top-up. **Drank the cooking wine so used some homemade stock to make up for the lack thereof in the pasta sauce. Yet again Jacob failed to infuse my dish. As she doesn't drink red wine she never noticed the cunning swap.
  4. A stitch in time saves nine..... Att L/ballers.
  5. Blokes an absolute danger isn't he. Glad your aware of his bad influence and effect he has on people's liver. BTW, I need some help (a lot actually) in mounting a wood body Duc cart to my LP12...Mark& the Scuzz said you'd be the man. I've never done it before. When you get some leisure between drinks gimme a hoi!
  6. Then it'd be full of people like us and that's not necessary a good thing...😝
  7. Evil Springs in Glen Waverley, that's the place to be, fine wine, undemanding host, excellent system, music on request... @evil c 🥂
  8. I was given an early peek at this system a little while back, red wine was in evidence and tasty music as well. Can only acknowledge Scuzzi's dedication to what we all aspire too. @cheekyboy 's big white marvels just dominate and the rest of the system(structurally) just synch's in with them doesn't it. *Excellent photos. **If the artist formerly known as Hensa was involved , then it's no wonder you felt a bit groggy the next morning. ***As I told you: Marvellous system mate👌
  9. Here's a good article you might like on Wade from Daniel Brettig(always pens a good story) Matthew Wade's Edgbaston century, a sparkling collection of attacking shots with a sturdy enough defence to survive, was an innings played unashamedly on his own terms. It was also an innings that quite a lot of prominent judges in Australian cricket would not have allowed him the chance to play. One of the curious things about the rash of changes in Australian cricket following the Newlands scandal was the return of a couple of very recent national selectors to commentary roles. Mark Waugh, via Fox Sports, and Darren Lehmann, via the same network and also Macquarie radio, have been very outspoken in close proximity to their former spots alongside Trevor Hohns and Greg Chappell - Lehmann succeeded as coach by Justin Langer, and Waugh not replaced. Among the strongest opinions expressed, via these outlets and also social media, was Waugh's that Matthew Wade's time as a Test cricketer for Australia was over. Wade hadn't made anywhere near enough runs for Australia in his most recent stint, the theory went, and he was too vulnerable to the moving ball. He should be considered for limited overs games, on the strength of his BBL displays for Hobart Hurricanes, but not the Test team. This view did not change even as Wade was regenerating himself as more of a specialist batsman than a utility gloveman, making technical and tactical changes in Tasmania through the help of the noted batting coach Jeff Vaughan, and also reassessing his personality and mentality through the prism of fatherhood and a growing maturity. Why there was such fixed opposition to Wade, with references made to him being too old at 31 to make a return, has been a source of curiosity. But what is far less debatable is the fact that when Waugh and Lehmann were on the panel, they were part of a decision to choose Wade that had less to do with how the left-hander was performing at the time, and more to do with the state of panic in which Australian cricket then found itself. In November 2016, when the call was made to drop Peter Nevill and replace him with Wade, Australia had lost five Tests in a row, the selection chairman Rod Marsh had resigned, and the strong suggestion was that under a new captain in Steven Smith, Australia needed to be louder and more aggressive as a team, taking any means necessary to win. Wade's recall, having not played a Test since 2013, epitomised this attitude shift more than anything, but it rather ignored the fact that in terms of performance, he was in the midst of the worst batting slump of his career. In the preceding Sheffield Shield season, Wade had made 167 runs at 27.83 with a top score of 41 not out, and in the one in which he was recalled, he returned just 113 at 28.25. These two seasons remain the least productive of Wade's first-class tenure since his very first all the way back in 2007-08. So when Wade was thrust into the spotlight of Australian duty he was battling his own method and enthusiasm for the game, in the process of realising that a technique he had honed for years on the predictable MCG drop-in pitch was in need of augmentation if he was to be the high performing Test batsman that his talent always suggested he might be. Two centuries in his first international stint - against the West Indies in Dominica in 2012 and against Sri Lanka in Sydney in 2013 - both showed how good Wade could be, but they were displays he struggled to replicate in 2016 and 2017. Lehmann has, in recent times, conceded that Wade was not in a great frame of mind when chosen. "In his last 10 Tests he did not have a great output but we played on some difficult wickets in the subcontinent," Lehmann told News Corp last month. "The big thing is he now believes in himself. He is playing more shots. (Previously) he was probably too fearful of getting out. Now he has released the shackles and said 'I am just going to play'. That is what happens when you get older. I remember Steve Waugh went for three or four years and did not want to get out but at the back-end of his career he played with more freedom." That's not to say that Wade's performances were completely without merit - 196 runs at 32.66 in four Tests in India were creditable in a series Australia battled right to the finish. But when he offered only slim pickings in Bangladesh later in the year, Wade was discarded and clearly marked, by some at least, as never to play again. It was a decision compounded by the ructions of the Newlands scandal, for there had been few Australians more likely to agitate opponents than Wade had been. But it was in accepting that he might not get another chance to play for Australia that Wade found the clarity he needed, something he spoke about eloquently on the day the Ashes squad was named in Southampton. All those who have seen Wade batting up close in recent months, scoring century upon century, have invariably reached the conclusion that he had to be included in Australia's best six batsmen for the Ashes, and he arguably sewed up a spot by making a century opposite Travis Head against the England Lions in Canterbury. And it was in a similarly muscular, sure of himself vein that Wade played alongside Smith and Tim Paine on day four in Birmingham, clouting 17 boundaries and monstering anything that fell even remotely into his cover driving zone. On reflection, Wade was in no doubt that it had helped to be chosen when feeling sure of himself and his game. Matthew Wade celebrates reaching his century Getty Images "Weight of runs and time in the middle is everything for a batter so I certainly felt that my game was at a stage where I could perform at this level," Wade said. "It's as confident as I've been coming into a Test match for sure. "That's the way we want it to be in Australia, we want guys piling on a lot of runs at first-class level to get an opportunity to play Test cricket, and when you get that opportunity you try and take it. So I felt confident in my game coming in, I'm at the age now where I know my game better than I did back then and playing as a specialist batter makes a difference as well, it takes a lot of pressure off you, you can chill a little bit more in the field and you're not concentrating for that long stretch of time like you do as a wicketkeeper. I've found that really good for my game. "I'm confident in my game and if it doesn't work like it did in the first innings I still feel that on my day I'm good enough to score runs and I'm not chasing my tail as much as what I did when I was a younger player. I back my game now. Yeah, you've got to tinker a little bit here and there, but I certainly don't change too much." While Smith's genius is beyond all dispute, there was far more conjecture to be had about the best players to keep him company and find runs in his slipstream. Perhaps the most telling description of Wade came not from a former selector, but a current one: Langer emphasised that Wade had done the time-honoured thing and simply made a truckload of runs, allied to a fighting countenance. "I saw it during the summer, and we thought a real reward was being picked in the Australia A side because there was a lot of talk about Wadey and his form, and where he was batting and wicketkeeping," Langer said in Southampton. "And he just keeps doing it. He's got three hundreds on this tour already and I think he's batted six or seven times. He's doing everything that we've asked of Australian cricketers. He's making runs, he's making big runs, he's knocking that hard and he's got that look in his eye. Coming into a tough series like this, you like to see those sort of fighting instincts." England saw those instincts on day four at Edgbaston, and they did not have much of an answer.
  10. I'll need to eat humble pie after bagging Wade, that was a good innings from the little bloke yesterday. All the talk is of a Cardiff like escape in the English press, who knows maybe they can.
  11. I saw this at the local IGA supermarket; Eden Valley,2014, $19.80 a bottle...yes please! It's since been emptied. There's two bottles left on the shelf there...I'm not working tomorrow so i'll be in there at about 8.30 to grab the other two. I've found a Eden Valley Riesling ...finally! That'll wean my wife of bloody Pewsey Vale Riesling. don't get me wrong, Pewsey is a good wine and the older vintages are well worht the price but that Hentley Farm Riesling leaves it for dead. Beautiful mid range apple colour and deep lingering after taste, almost sticky. She loved it and i coveted it and of course I snuck the last top up into my bottomless glass...wrong move to get your wife snarling before the new week has started...almost a rookies mistakes but gee whiz it was worth it. If I get those last two bottles tomorrow then one of them is being hidden in my secret stash possie...
  12. Yup. I've read extracts of it via the Gruan and other sites. To my mind it pales into insignificance as does Atherton's dirt in the pocket and Faf Du Plessis' mints or whatever they were. Someone came up with the idea to go to a store and buy some sandpaper and tear it up into little bits and designate someone to use it. Has the question ever been asked : 'Was Bancroft the only Australian fielder with sandpaper down his pants on that day in St. Africa?' Were all the team on notice to throw the ball to Bancroft while fielding or in between overs? This whole saga has been done for dinner in the media but ...it's never been investigated in the Australian media the way you'd expect a story like this to be looked into. 3 guys knew about it? Boof didn't, the bowlers didn't, the huge support crew didn't... Anyway, it's now water under the bridge isn't it, you can't put Humpty Dumpty back together again, we're a tarnished sporting nation from now on forever and a day and no one will let us forget it. Tell your kid he'she's watching possibly the greatest Australian batsman since Bradman(huge call isn't it)but basically he's a cheat, he cheated when he condoned cheating and that Genie aint ever going back into it's bottle and that's what P's me off. I used to think we held the moral high ground and it's a bitter pill to swallow that far from it we actually inhabit the nether regions, the low grounds, the place we're winning at any cost is what we want. You'd like to think it'll never happen again but the doubt will always be there from now on.
  13. And Peter Siddle shows his worth yet again. He's bowled like this all year with Essex in County cricket against all these England players.. 44 extremely valuable runs and now two wickets and the fact that he can just trundle in all day if needed. He cops flak from certain quarters in the punditry world but he's quality. Lol, and Nathan Lyon gets Ali again, his true bunny. Ali writes a column in the Guardian and the most recent one Ali said he wants Australia to take nothing home and to win nothing. Here's hoping he's wrong eh.
  14. Gibson is coming under scrutiny after a recently leaked video captured the manufacturer destroying hundreds of seemingly usable guitars. The video, released by ex-Gibson employee BJ Wilkes, shows a large collection of new Firebird X instruments being crushed by a construction vehicle. Wilkes worked for Gibson for six years, handling maintenance and facilities duties. According to the former employee, Gibson chose to destroy a large amount of Firebird X guitars, after the model was met with poor sales. “Gibson literally could not sell these guitars and they were on the books,” Wilkes explained to YouTube channel Guitologist. He added that the company’s new investors were “trying to clean up the mess before the end of the fiscal year.” The guitar giant has fallen on tough times in the past few years. Mounting debt led to layoffs, the removal of former CEO Henry Juszkiewicz and an eventual bankruptcy filing. The Firebird X model was conceptualized under Juszkiewicz. “[The Firebird X] was a horrible guitar, with too much technology all based on Windows 98 or something,” Wilkes revealed. He also noted that Gibson routinely destroyed guitars rather than repurposing them: “I’ve seen them take, daily, 10, 20 ES guitars that were painted and ready to go, and just cut ’em up because there was some teeny-tiny little blemish.” As the destruction video spread online, many openly wondered why Gibson did not donate the guitars to a worthy cause. The manufacturer addressed those concerns in a statement, asserting that the video represented “an isolated batch of Firebird X models built in 2009-2011 which were unsalvageable and damaged with unsafe components. This isolated group of Firebird X models were unable to be donated for any purpose and were destroyed accordingly.” Gibson also announced a commitment to give away “a guitar a day away over the next 1,000 days.” Their hope is that this effort will reaffirm “Gibson’s commitment to giving back, helping under-served music education programs, empowering music culture and encouraging the creation of music.” @scuzzii I own an excavator scuz....problem solved👍😎
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