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  1. erkpod

    The totally off-topic thread

    News just in: The guy who played Commandant Lassard in Police Academy has died aged 98. Apart from Police Academy, I'll best remember George Gaynes as Punky's responsible adult in Punky Brewster. https://t.co/Ko8ZhqfkwQ
  2. erkpod

    The totally off-topic thread

    I am one of the people who buys the cans of drink for our drink machines at work. We try & get them under 50 cents a can. We either go to Woolies, Coles or IGA depending on who is cheaper in the cycle when we need to stock up. Having all 3 apps on my phone is handy to know who has the cheaper...
  3. erkpod

    The totally off-topic thread

    I had a delivery this morning. I was asleep after yesterday's shift. If the guy was screaming "POLICE! SEARCH WARRANT!" instead of "DELIVERY! DELIVERY!", I would not have been surprised. I'm also surprised my wall doesn't have a hole in it from the knocking.
  4. erkpod

    The totally off-topic thread

    I can add my name to the list of those people who worked on Australia Day Eve. I haven't checked in here for a while so I thought I'd say hi while I'm having a chilled Australia Day off. I've quite been enjoying my 4 day a week part time work but this might be coming to an end after 6...
  5. erkpod

    The totally off-topic thread

    I was out recently at dinner with two hockey teams, one from Sydney, one from Brisbane. It was about 9.30pm when one of the visitors asked me where the nearest bottlo was. I suggested that they hurry up & find one quickly as they all close at 10pm. There was shock from both the Brisvegians &...
  6. erkpod

    The totally off-topic thread

    My gardening leave lasted one day. Wasn't expecting the HR type wheels to go fast this time of year but they have.
  7. erkpod

    The totally off-topic thread

    Effectively on gardening leave because my medical clearance expired. Someone hasn't crossed the T's or dotted the lower case j's.
  8. erkpod

    The totally off-topic thread

    Outer western Sydney is still here. Slept through most of the storms. This is a floodway near local sportsground that flows into the Nepean River. When I was a kid, it used to be a concrete stormwater drain. It's now open grassed banks. If it is dry, you can walk there. Got some good...
  9. erkpod

    The totally off-topic thread

    There was certainly a lot of grey dust when I opened the package. Didn't help that I opened it in my car.
  10. erkpod

    The totally off-topic thread

    New sports goggles for skating & hopefully (eventually) ice hockey. Received a DVD (Bluey, it was the source material for the comedy Bargearse). Looks like an asbestos envelope. Stuff went everywhere when I opened the envelope.
  11. erkpod

    Ask The Pilot

    How mechanically reliable trains are in my experience depends who you talk to. While pilots stay on the one type, your average metro train driver is likely to drive every train type in the fleet. In my case, that's anything from mid/late 70s to now. Mostly minor things are the ones that cause...
  12. erkpod

    The totally off-topic thread

    It's called public transport for a reason.
  13. erkpod

    Ready for Take-Off (TV show)

    I don't think that cabin crew usually clap at the end of a crew bri
  14. erkpod

    The totally off-topic thread

    Looked on eBay but one of my colleagues picked both of them up for around $350 each on Gumtree. Meanwhile, some of the same type are closer to $1000 on the same sites.
  15. erkpod

    The totally off-topic thread

    A while ago, I mentioned about getting a drink machine for a mealroom. We now have 2 machines, both of a similar type. The first machine had a $1.20 coin kit & the second has a $1 kit. We converted the first machine to a $1 kit. The first machine had a part in the motor area burn out but is...
  16. erkpod

    The totally off-topic thread

    Had a close call with a semi last night on my way home. I'm in lane 1 (left lane). Semi is in lane 2. He cuts me off to get to an exit. Not something that you want on a motorway at 90kph. I had to brake to avoid the truck. Glad I had a dashcam to capture the moment.
  17. erkpod

    The totally off-topic thread

    They expect me to fit into this? For those who have met me. they know I'm no stick thin fashion model. I've decided that I'm going to say goodbye to the blue hire skates & give this ice skating thing a go. If I go alright, I might try some low level ice hockey. Hopefully this...
  18. erkpod

    The totally off-topic thread

    Someone went to a lot of effort here.
  19. erkpod

    The totally off-topic thread

    Today's been described as Back To The Future Day as this is the day that Marty McFly goes to i the second movie. Where's my flying car & hoverboard? There's various memes & posts online today about the day. Some of them (especially from our various police services) are quite well done.
  20. erkpod

    The totally off-topic thread

    I also saw what you did there.
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