Sunday, October 20, 2019

Sunday Selections

It has been a while since I have joined EC and others for a Sunday Selection post. Most of these images I have shamelessly stolen from the internet. I like graphs, charts, cartoons and I like humour. Here is some of all, some quite serious.

This is happening all over Australia. Nothing to do with climate change. No action by our governments required.


No kidding Sherlock. You think we haven't noticed?


I could not possibly endorse drowning The Trumpet, but if a terrible accident was to happen.........


I had to read this quite closely. I expect it will be a bit hard for a non English speaker to understand. It was hard for me to understand but it is quite clever.


Pedestrians are left out of this equation. Where do they fit? It is a good cartoon, and so true.


It used to be British American Tobacco, British Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell who were the behemoths. Perhaps they still are but Nestle is certainly up there.

 The satnav has my sympathy. I feel a bit like that when I drive anywhere else but to very local areas.


This one is quite remarkable. Melbourne's trams, country trains, buses and suburban trains.


Looks awfully like a picture of a tram to me. The battle goes on and the futility of calling trams light rail vehicles has pretty well been confirmed, as even those in authority are starting to use the word tram. I've heard light rail vehicle was invented by spin doctors, not wanting their modern vehicles to be associated with rattly old trams.


This one is a photo by Jackie in Toronto and I hope she doesn't mind me using it. I've seen similar in Australia but not the last line, which made me really laugh. 


Untimely Fathers Day gif. I love how so many fathers are now so openly loving with their children.


I don't know where this came from but isn't it sweet. Grace or Gattina may translate, but I don't really think any translation is really required.


Has Boris done the impossible? A few days will tell, but I think he may have. Now, I really have no view on the merits of stay or leave. It is complicated. I was very surprised that long term English resident Friko, the widow of an Englishman, has had to sort her status out.


My stepmother gave me a reasonable explanation as to why my late father seemed so unaccepting of me as being gay, yet he really liked R as my partner. My father could simply not understand the sexual attraction of one male to another and felt repulsed by the thought. Fake news? Straight men now seem to understand what gay men are about and accept them as different, and while it is not their thing, they don't mind if it is a gay man's thing to like blokes in that ever so special way. So, this would not have been my father, and thank goodness as he would have embarrassed the bejesus out of me. Airport outing, I am not wanting, thanks.


25 comments:

  1. Some gems here today.
    I don't think my father would have been at all impressed if either I or any of his step sons had been gay. I can't even imagine him holding a welcome home placard, let alone on which said it was ok to be gay.

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    1. EC, different generation I suppose, as it was with my father.

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  2. There's no room left for pedestrians now with the scooters scooting about on the scooters these days as well (in the cities, anyway)!

    Smiles never go astray. The more the merrier... :)

    Have yourself a good, happy week, Andrew! :)

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    1. I hate those scooters. I've seen elderly people almost falling over as they are startled by a scooter coming up behind them and zooming past with an inch to spare.

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    2. I'm with you, River. I think they are a ridiculous "craze"! Fortunately none are up here on the hill...not that I've seen, anyway.

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    3. Lee, I agree about smiles. Smile and the world smiles along with you. Yes, scooters and other bike type machines are a problem.

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    4. River, as we experienced ourselves today by someone on a bike. He nearly hit us.

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  3. Some good ones that made me smile. The kiwi chart is great and we saw trundle park in the supermarket car park which confused me at first then I realised it meant trolley bay.

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    1. Cheryl, I too would be confused by a trundle park.

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  4. My parents never really talked about me being gay. The closest my father came was to say, "you are happy, and that is what is most important."

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    1. Travel, perhaps like me, you never really came out and your partner was just accepted.

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  5. Pleased to have you use any of my stuff!

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    1. Thanks Jackie. I don't normally but I really liked the stone.

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  6. Thump is truly dangerous, but as your image showed way back in 1990, he is consistent :( The American voters knew what they were getting.

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    1. True! It doesn't say much for a lot of the American voters! (some of those are just as dangerous)
      I hope my one vote will lead us in a different direction.

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    2. Hels, they will know what they are getting in the future too, but I can see him being re-elected.

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    3. No Thoughts, I and many of us just don't understand how and why he was elected.

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  7. Great meat to chew on today in your post. I have a gay daughter, but would not broadcast it at an airport terminal. Lawdie.

    As to climate change, all the ostriches, heads in the sand, hoping it is a :fad: - but science does not lie.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, I wouldn't thank anyone for doing the same to me at an airport. You are doubtful of politicians and industries own expertise on climate matters as against the scientific proof?

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  8. I've seen the DT 1990 statement before and thought how true it is. LOVE the Kiwi speak poster. Fush'n'Chups: dinner.
    High tides do seem to be getting higher. I imagine one day we'll all be crowded together atop Ayers Rock as the tide surges in from all sides. We'll have to start living in houseboats and barges will be our transport system.

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    1. River, yes, some of those have been around for a long time. As of next Saturday, I think, we can no longer climb Ayers Rock. We will all drown.

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  9. I don't think there are hard and fast rules on what to post as a "Sunday Selection". A bit of a free-for-all without the chaos. I like your interesting thoughts and pictures.

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    1. No Thoughts, no, the rules have gone, but it a theme that connects people.

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  10. Sadly, Jack refuses to even speak to his son. What a terrible waste! His son is such a good man as his his partner.

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Democracy is all very well, but why give it to the people? - Audrey Forbes-Hamilton.