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Underground Cabling

February 2nd, 2006 at 09:31pm

This morning, as Nattie and myself went for our morning walk, we spotted some rather interesting work being carried out. The work seemed to involve new underground cabling and large orange conduit.

After our walk, I returned to the scene with a camera and took these photos of the action, by this time the sun was high, and the road was bright.

Underground cabling

Lots of orange conduit

Men at work


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  • 1. cunninglinguist  |  February 2nd, 2006 at 10:14 pm

    “This morning, as Nattie and myself went for our morning walk…”

    Samuel, this is incorrect English. It should be:

    “This morning, as Nattie and I went for our morning walk…”

    To test this, omit Nattie from the sentence and then the sentence is:

    “This morning, as myself went for our morning walk…”

    “Myself” is just an old-fashioned affectation.

    Good photos.

  • 2. Samuel  |  February 2nd, 2006 at 10:25 pm

    I’ll take your word for that cunninglinguist. It’s funny the way english is taught in schools, they seem to spend half their time teaching you to use “I”, and the other half of the time teaching you not to use “I”. No wonder I was confused.

    If they had taught me your method of “omit (word) from the sentence”, I wouldn’t have made the error.

    Thanks for the tip cunninglinguist…what’s that old saying? “You learn something new every day”?

  • 3. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  February 2nd, 2006 at 10:51 pm

    Well I say Me Myself and I would love to have been walking in that lovely Canberra weather, nice sunshine.

  • 4. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  February 2nd, 2006 at 10:59 pm

    Does anyone like the new reflex, prison theme ad, just while cables are the topic.

  • 5. Chuck Berry  |  February 3rd, 2006 at 9:25 pm

    Just layed a cable except it was not orange. KPP, I would get used to prison theme. It could be ok though because I hear you are issued with a personal transistor radio.

  • 6. Chuck Berry  |  February 3rd, 2006 at 10:32 pm

    Correction to my previous post. I meant to use the verb ‘laid’ and not the imaginary word ‘layed’.

  • 7. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  February 4th, 2006 at 12:10 am

    what a lovely cable it is it suits my precious am reciever one of my 254

  • 8. demented_cupcake  |  February 4th, 2006 at 12:25 am

    actually, when it comes to correct english…is cunninglinguist correct english, or should we use the word it’s meant to describe?

    Funny…they used the SAME word in “Smallville” a while ago…”Cunninglinguist”…and I cracked up laughing. Its’ amazing what they get away with on a g-rated or pg-rated show these days.

  • 9. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  February 4th, 2006 at 12:30 am

    yes its like my birds, My Cock birds my 3rd cousin took one to show and tell at school, and was not once quized for saying cock.

    All because cock was followed by bird making COCKBIRD

  • 10. flakey blondie samspam  |  February 4th, 2006 at 12:32 am

    My Fifi is an extremely pretty dog, and she seems to have all the dirty mutts wanting to play errrrrr …. cunninglinguist…… with her.
    She takes but way to sweet and pure to give in return.

  • 11. demented_cupcake  |  February 4th, 2006 at 12:46 am

    Hmmm…this is all obviously a Freudian Slurp!

  • 12. Chuck Berry  |  February 4th, 2006 at 1:03 am

    I believe KPP that this is why ‘Caractacus Potts’ alter ego ‘Penis Van Lesbian’ changed his name to ‘Dick Van Dyke’.

    This post is not intended to be offensive.

  • 13. demented_cupcake  |  February 4th, 2006 at 1:07 am

    Definately a Freudian Slurp, for sure

  • 14. Samuel  |  February 4th, 2006 at 12:57 pm

    Actually Chuck, that is false, Dick Van Dyke’s real name was “Richard Wayne Van Dyke”. The story you told is actually a myth that just keeps circulating.

  • 15. Chuck Berry  |  February 4th, 2006 at 1:56 pm

    Not a myth. His publicist debunks this myth to save his ‘biggest star’ from the obvious embarassment. I also think people get him confused with ‘Rip Van Winkle’ who in turn gets confused with ‘Rip Torn’.

  • 16. Token Blackman  |  February 4th, 2006 at 4:37 pm

    Looks like you might be getting yourself TransACT finally!

  • 17. flakey blondie samspam  |  February 4th, 2006 at 8:26 pm

    What the??
    Rip Van Winkle and Dick Van Dyke are not the same person!!!!

  • 18. Chuck Berry  |  February 5th, 2006 at 9:14 am

    I do not what i am talking about I was out in the sun far too long. Drinking too much alcohol and smoking too much crack…

  • 19. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  February 5th, 2006 at 8:10 pm

    did anyone hear john kerr saturday morning discuss the wonderful 1919 bubble song about 2:41am, i was touched, have not heard that masterpiece in years.

  • 20. heatseeker  |  February 6th, 2006 at 6:13 pm

    That is some champagne cable laying – quality work … some of the best I’ve seen since the Fitzroy Lions end of season trip to Bali in 1996 …

    But those guys were amateurs compared to these cable layers.

  • 21. flakey blondie samspam  |  February 6th, 2006 at 7:16 pm

    Kooky if you going to inform people on the blog about when John Kerr discussed the 1919 bubble song don’t be so careless about the time. I was also listening ,and it was at 2:43am not 2:41am!!!
    At 2:41 it was still cockbirds,looking was more yummy raw.

  • 22. Samuel  |  February 6th, 2006 at 7:26 pm

    Clocks in domestic environments tend to be “out” from the actual time by up to five minutes either side. For example, if it is 10am, domestic clocks will tend to waver from 9:55-10:05.

    Therefore, I don’t think it is a huge concern if somebody is 2 minutes out from the actual broadcast time.

  • 23. demented_cupcake  |  February 6th, 2006 at 9:46 pm

    Samual, the trouble with Flakey is that she’s a blonde…and you know they can’t tell time properly.

  • 24. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  February 7th, 2006 at 10:51 pm

    i really miss john kerr weeknights, I am concerned for Brian Wiltshire those personal threats not good

  • 25. Samuel  |  February 7th, 2006 at 11:14 pm

    Yes, I miss John Kerr as well, although I do take comfort from the fact that he is still on at the weekend. I am starting to get used to Stuart Bocking’s show, and I gave him a call this morning at about 3:30 (it was after 4am when I got on the air though). I wonder what happened to Anastasia, the young lady who used to be the producer for that show…is she just on holidays? Or has she left 2UE? I will have to try and find out.

    Having heard Brian’s comments that apparently sparked the personal threats, I would have to say he probably brought them upon himself to some extent, although threats were uncalled for. I strongly suspect and hope that the comments by Brian which have been bounced around the news services in the last 24 hours were taken out of context, which happens so often with talkback radio. If they weren’t taken out of context…well it was a very silly thing to say.

    For those wondering, the comments from Brian Wilshire which have made their way around the media lately stated that muslims are inbred…I get the distinct impression that these comments were taken out of context…I certainly hope they were, as I would hate to think that a public figure would make such statements.

  • 26. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  February 8th, 2006 at 7:44 pm

    Yes if we can remember Ron Casey and his firey ways those comments were wrong on talkback also.

    I like Stuart Bocking he is rather good to listen to.

    I love how all the listners who call/Email John Kerr on Saturday and Sunday mornings praise him and give him the credit he deserves.
    Such a broad range of listeners too young and old different origins, lovely.


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