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Hard rubbish pick up day

Posted October 29, 2013 into Blunty by John Birmingham

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JBtoo has opinions thus...

Posted October 29, 2013

No hard rubbish collection by our stingy council. Goodies do appear on the nature strip from time to time though. Picked up a Mamasan chair (sans cushion) that is just lovely for reading in the sunshine under the pergola, now it has a new cushion sewn by Mum.

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insomniac has opinions thus...

Posted October 29, 2013

It's when your stuff turns up at the local 'antique' shop you know hard rubbish has value.

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BigWillieStyle is gonna tell you...

Posted October 29, 2013

Why was Blunty posted so late today?

John Birmingham would have you know...

Posted October 30, 2013

All three producers I send copy to were out for various reasons. Very frustrating.

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BigWillieStyle ducks in to say...

Posted October 30, 2013

Ah. Out scavenging for hard rubbish pickings, yeah?

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AllyOops mumbles...

Posted October 30, 2013

I love hard rubbish hunting but there is a special pride near swagger when your offerings are quickly snaffled up. Our chests puffed up when the rusted out BBQ was home in under an hour. Yep took it straight away.

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damian asserts...

Posted October 30, 2013

If all rubbish has some currency (cf Pratchett <i>The Truth</i>), then hard rubbish is hard currency.

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damian mutters...

Posted October 30, 2013

BTW (minor thread hijack) people here might be interested in the image of this suit, shown at BoingBoing but I'm sure traceable to sources. Mostly on account of the wrist-mounted device...

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w from brisbane would have you know...

Posted October 30, 2013

Yes, 4 categories :-
Hard
Semi-soft
Soft
Runny.

Dave W has opinions thus...

Posted October 30, 2013

Sure, but you have to nurse the semi until it becomes either hard or soft rubbish.

BigWillieStyle mutters...

Posted October 30, 2013

@ PNB

No way. I think you'll find anybody depositing soft rubbish for collection out front of their house will be deported immediately. If it doesn't have the capacity to injure in some way, it ain't ready for Hard Rubbish Day. Couches with deadly, rusted springs ready to pounce at any moment. Whitegoods with corners sharp enough to take an eye out. Cupboards with drawers that come flying out, smack you in the head and render you unconscious.

Lulu reckons...

Posted October 30, 2013

@ PNB & BWS - old mattresses could count as 'soft' rubbish. And they also meet the 'capacity to injure' requirement (springs, infestations etc).

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Anthony swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 30, 2013

What would a wine box full of Mills & Boon novels count as? Definitely rubbish but what sort - hard, soft or possibly even flaccid? A neighbour of mine once put his wife's collection of M&B out in the hard rubbish. The domestic aftermath could be heard for blocks.

insomniac reckons...

Posted October 30, 2013

Did it disappear within minutes or did it just sit there, sad and lonely, possibly/probably not even rumaged through?

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mutters...

Posted October 30, 2013

There are so many things to say about the phrase "flacid rubbish" but I am to much of a a gentleman to go there.

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Brother PorkChop is gonna tell you...

Posted October 30, 2013

Flaccid? Dead set flaccid. One of my favourite words, up there with pendulous, moist, dippoldism and clithridiate.

w from brisbane puts forth...

Posted October 30, 2013

Scurryfunge is another fine word.

Darth Greybeard would have you know...

Posted October 30, 2013

Feculant, fetid, glabrous, scrofulous - so many beautiful words.

NBlob mumbles...

Posted October 31, 2013

I nominate defenestration, both as a beautiful word and a solution to our current Greybeard infestation.

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Brother PorkChop puts forth...

Posted October 31, 2013

Ah yes, fetid, so apt for the definition.

Scurryfunge, ye olde English word used by ye olde obsessive complusives.

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mutters...

Posted October 31, 2013

"Defunct" is the best word in the English language. It invites creativity:

"Yeah, I am defunct presently. But not long ago I was totally funct, and I expect to be refunct very soon, God willing."

damian mutters...

Posted October 31, 2013

I've always likes "render", because it has so many possible meanings. And when used with a direct object, but a possibly accidentally ommitted indirect object or adverb, it just sounds menacing as hell.

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damian is gonna tell you...

Posted October 31, 2013

Gah - "liked".

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w from brisbane would have you know...

Posted October 31, 2013

I like saying 'beer can'.
Because it sounds just like a Jamaican saying 'bacon'.

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