By Lorenzo

Time for some more food p0rn.

Are your bites bloc-sized?

It is always time for chocolate.

This is also the Saturday chit-chat post.


  1. Posted July 28, 2012 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    Buona Sera Italophile Lorrie – it is 11am Saturday where I am and I have already eaten chocolate. Has medical science yet documented that stress is relieved instantly by ingestion of even the smallest quantity?
    I may be the only person able to, who is not slackjawed before the bread and circuses in London. So sad that billions can be found, when they cannot be found for more significant reasons than the 5 rings.
    LON has been Rogge-d.
    Although, I am now off to Twitter to read my friends pithy opinions of it all.

  2. Movius
    Posted July 28, 2012 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    pffft, Chocolate. Cryosteaks are the future of food porn.

  3. Posted July 28, 2012 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    I thought we had discussed chocolate in your previous post.

  4. Posted July 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    In a case of the bleeding obvious:

    Of course, a lot of things can change in 1,000 years.

  5. Posted July 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Following up from that, what are the Japanese putting in the water?

    A startling number of Japanese youths have turned their backs on sex and relationships, a new survey has found.
    The survey, conducted by the Japan Family Planning Association, found that 36% of males aged 16 to 19 said that they had “no interest” in or even “despised” sex. That’s almost a 19% increase since the survey was last conducted in 2008.
    If that’s not bad enough, The Wall Street Journal reports that a whopping 59% of female respondents aged 16 to 19 said they were uninterested in or averse to sex, a near 12% increase since 2008.

    One can understand why Japanese woman might not want to be treated like doormats, but teenage boys who dislike or lack interest in sex????

  6. Posted July 29, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    I am not addicted to chocolate or sex for that matter , but do recall having sex some time in the distant past I forget what an orgasm was like , but I do remember the cost that followed.

    Could it be nuclear fallout finally desexing the Japanese race or is masturbation the alternative to a lifetime of commitment.

  7. kvd
    Posted July 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    what are the Japanese putting in the water?

    Dunno, but here’s a glowing reference.

  8. kvd
    Posted July 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    [email protected] the place to look for polite but embarrassed applause is within your family circle, not here. I was not aware of your moderated comment before posting my above, which was/is now a failed attempt at dark humour in response to Lorenzo.

    Lest you feel I am a little unappreciative of your right to make absurd comment as ‘one who has done their bit’ let me assure you that both my, and my wife’s family have also ‘done their bit’ yet always seemed able to maintain some sort of basic quiet dignity.

    You should work on that. It’s really never too late.

  9. Posted July 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Present life expectancy not enough to absorb the details of the nippon nuke disaster plus the links.
    I often regurgitate personal Jap related memories. Vest not Forget. with citations as proof. But myself one of many.

  10. Mel
    Posted July 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    Rafe Champion, the elder statemen of Australian libertarianism and a man who knows more about Hayek than Hayek himself:

    “Thousands of people are living lives of quiet desperation looking after multiply handicapped family members. That is why I have so much contempt for the Same Sex Marriage brigade …

    http://[email protected]

    Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas …

  11. Tim Quilty
    Posted July 29, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    And Mel’s one man war against the Cat continues…

  12. Posted July 30, 2012 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Saturday ChitChat: thanks to a comment of Deux Et MachinaTosh at a different post here, I am alerted to competitive shooter’s use of propanafol to still trembling hands, and having heard the coach, athlete and referee Oaths on Saturday at LON 5-rings, where there was a double mention of ‘No Dope’ … well we all know that beyond the Closing Circus there will be lots of dope accusations, so I wonder why ban them. Let everybody be doped and that will also be a Level Field. so obvious.

  13. Posted July 30, 2012 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    OK Mel, I got there, to Apoplexy Files, one of those nasty brawling blogs I avoid. Read in it’s context their –
    ‘Thousands of people are living lives of quiet desperation looking after multiply handicapped family members. That is why I have so much contempt for the Same Sex Marriage brigade. Nobody is suffering for want of same sex marriage. Get your freaking priorities in order and do something to help people in genuine need.’ –
    and I read the comments on Disability issues. Half were misguied and uninformed and half I agreed with. Of course everybody has backache. Tall people, mothers who lift 2-year olds from baths. 1 in 6 people have arthritis – no cure and it progresses.
    There is a commonly expounded belief, that unless one’s problem is the worst of it’s type, then one must not wail about it. What?
    So don’t rush to Casualty broken and bleeding?, because somewhere in Eritrea there is a poor soul worse off?
    I have advanced arthritis resulting in constant pain. Although I did for a while until 1998, I could not possibly wash, dress for work and hit the tramstop by 8am BUT, re disability bludging? well I can mow my lawn. So why do I scan the street first, for Tracy Grimfaces hidden cameras?
    When I worked for National Mutual Insurance in the 80’s, they hammered all professionals to buy Disability Insurance – say you’re a barrister and you break both arms skiing Thredders – suddenly not able to do the income-producing work. You need this product.

  14. Posted July 30, 2012 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Probably be pillored for this too. Re the MS Bucket Blogger suggestion that the billions wasted on the 5ring festivities could be better spent fattening the bone idle hoi polloi in Britain.
    This would be better used to pay off Britains debts..
    The briliant suggestion having a free for all drug fest at future olympics.
    Hmm , not a bad idea provided the olympics were held in Malaysia or Singapore.

  15. Posted July 30, 2012 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Re Singapore-Malaysia. Like soap on a rope but gong instead.

  16. Posted July 30, 2012 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    Sorry, should have said ‘Dope on a Rope’.

  17. Mel
    Posted July 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    TQ @11:

    “And Mel’s one man war against the Cat continues…”

    Why so sensitive? C’mon mate, give us a cuddle …

  18. kvd
    Posted July 30, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    On disability issues, I thought this New Matilda post was worth a read, for putting some sort of perspective on the present political debate.

    I mean, really, what’s to debate? And I hate the way the word ‘entitlement’ has been hijacked away from simply requesting a basic human right to live life decently.

  19. Posted August 3, 2012 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    Looks like my kind of place! I would love to spend a few hours in there.

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