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Shakeup

Thursday, June 04, 2020


Arcelor- Mittal Steel, feeling it was time for a shakeup, hired a new CEO.

The new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers. On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning against a  wall.

The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know that  he meant business. He asked the guy, "How much money do you make a  week?" 

A little surprised, the young man looked at him and said, "I make $400  a week. Why?"  

The CEO said, "Wait right here." He walked back to his office, came  back in two minutes, and handed the guy $1,600 in cash and said,  "Here's four weeks' pay. Now GET OUT and don't come back."  

Feeling pretty good about himself the CEO looked around the room and  asked, "Does anyone want to tell me what that goof-ball did here?"  

From across the room a voice said, "Pizza delivery guy from Domino's.

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Annual Check Up

Thursday, May 28, 2020


A woman goes to her doctor for her annual check up. 


 The nurse starts with certain basic items. 

 ' How much do you weigh?' she asks. 'Eight and a half stone,' the woman says. 

The nurse puts her on the scales and tells  her weight is actually ten stone. The nurse asks, 'Your height?' '5 foot 8 !!!', she says. 

The nurse checks and says that she only measures 5' 2'. 

 She then takes her blood pressure and tells the woman that it is very high.  

'Of course it's HIGH !!!' the woman screams, 'When I came in here I was tall and slender.... Now I'm short and fat !!!'

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Fun after Retirement

Thursday, May 21, 2020


Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting. Well for example, the other day, Bev my wife and I went into town and visited a shop.  When we came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket.

We went up to him and I said, 'Come on, man, how about giving a senior citizen a break?' He ignored us and continued writing the ticket. I called him an pimple faced power tripping arsehole . He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn-out tires.


So Bev called him a small minded little shit head. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing more tickets. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more we abused him, the more tickets he wrote.


Just then our bus arrived, and we got on it and went home.  We try to have a little fun each day now that we're retired. It's important at our age.

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The Commandants ... by M.G. Britts

Thursday, April 30, 2020


Norfolk Island, the beautiful island the British chose as a penal settlement and source of ship building materials, became living hell for thousands of convicts.

Unfettered by government control, the Commandants of Norfolk Island were brutal and sadistic rulers of this tiny island, turning it into a place to rival the concentration camps of later years.  

M. G. Britts graphically depicts the impressions made by the succession of brutal Commandants who made the name of Norfolk Island notorious around the world.  

 

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The First Fleet 1788 Poster ... by The Norfolk Island museum

Thursday, April 23, 2020


This easy to read poster provides the names of the ships of the First Fleet together with the names of crew, convicts and officials on board.

A must for any descendant of the First Fleet.  


 

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Colonial Era Cemetery ... by R. Nixon Dalkin

Thursday, April 16, 2020


Life and death in one of the harshest penal colonies ever administered by Britain is recorded on the tombstones of the early cemetery of Norfolk Island.

The tombstone inscriptions and the stories of death from violence, disease and the hangman’s rope, are movingly recorded by a former Administrator of Norfolk Island.  
   



 

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Stidaun Short Letl' ... by Rachel Nebauer-Borg and Tracey Yager

Thursday, April 09, 2020


Stidaun Short Letl is a wonderful, insightful collection of short stories and poems written in Norf’k .Not only does it pay homage to the Island’s unique language and culture, but it is also a charming and sentimental journey sprinkled with good humour, misadventure, and mild irreverence. 


Above all it reflects Rachel’s deep and abiding love for Norfolk Island, it’s people and the language and culture that the Islanders of Pitcairn descent have carried with them down through the generations. 

This lovely new book gives us all a little and quite intimate insight into what it means to be an Islander descended from the ‘Pirates and Polynesians’ who settled on Pitcairn Island following the infamous mutiny on board HMAV Bounty. 

It is as frank as it is fascinating. Rachel has endeavoured not only to reveal ‘the thousand tiny idiosyncrasies of Island life’ but also to preserve many of the old words, phrases and idioms which are part of one of the world’s rarest living languages and one that is increasingly in danger of disappearing. 

 

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Stidaun Short Letl' ... by Rachel Nebauer-Borg and Tracey Yager

Thursday, April 02, 2020


Stidaun Short Letl is a wonderful, insightful collection of short stories and poems written in Norf’k .Not only does it pay homage to the Island’s unique language and culture, but it is also a charming and sentimental journey sprinkled with good humour, misadventure, and mild irreverence. 


Above all it reflects Rachel’s deep and abiding love for Norfolk Island, it’s people and the language and culture that the Islanders of Pitcairn descent have carried with them down through the generations. 

This lovely new book gives us all a little and quite intimate insight into what it means to be an Islander descended from the ‘Pirates and Polynesians’ who settled on Pitcairn Island following the infamous mutiny on board HMAV Bounty. 

It is as frank as it is fascinating. Rachel has endeavoured not only to reveal ‘the thousand tiny idiosyncrasies of Island life’ but also to preserve many of the old words, phrases and idioms which are part of one of the world’s rarest living languages and one that is increasingly in danger of disappearing. 

 

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Hell and Paradise ... by Peter Clarke

Thursday, March 26, 2020


Here, in one magnificent volume, is the complete saga of The Bounty Mutiny, the Pitcairn Story and the two centuries of enthralling events on Norfolk Island.

Vividly written, and with full colour illustrations on every page, the book has world-wide sales exceeding  $1,400,000.

DISCOUNT PRICE FOR FAMOUS BOOK: Mainland price $50.00. Your price $39.50.


 

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The Bounty and After ... by Albert Stanley Gazzard

Thursday, March 19, 2020


A short history of the descendants of the mutineers of the "Bounty"  


 
 

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