Adam Piggott

Gentleman adventurer

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Only kids pee in the pool.

A couple of years ago I was working as an instructor in underwater helicopter escape for the oil and gas industry. If you came on my course I would talk to you for a day and a half and then I’d put you in a big indoor pool and we’d swim into a helicopter module and have some fun. At least, I thought it was fun. Some of the participants viewed it rather differently.

Here is a stock photo from the internet of what it can look like.

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Podcast #50 – The just kill yourself episode.

I hate moderates worse than shitlibs, so I encourage them to do everyone a favor and just kill themselves. Also, plastic bags, packing, and what my cabinet would like if I were prime minister of Australia.

Do the world a favor and break a lefty’s glasses.

Apparently some sniveling low-life Guardian propagandist got his glasses broken by a Republican candidate over in Montana. The loathsome nerd went on a rampage of crying and wailing and feeling hard done by, while the politician went on to take out the election by a handy margin.

Two years ago this would have played out entirely differently. The shitlibs would have done their same peacock displays of moral outrage and indignation and the conservatives would have duly rolled over and taken it up the proverbial Khyber. Because the one common denominator amongst conservatives for the past 50 years is their refusal to turn up to a fight. The reasoning behind this abject cowardice is that if they did fight back then ‘bad things might happen;’ hell, someone might even get hurt.

We can’t have that. After all, someone has to be the grownup here.

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Let Quadrant go down in flames.

It’s been an interesting week on Catallaxy files, a site where I spend too much of my time but where I get inspiration for many of my posts, this one being no exception. The Cat, as it is affectionately known to those who grace its pages, is Australia’s leading libertarian and centre-right blog which is run by RMIT economics lecturer, professor Sinclair Davidson.

The Cat is one of the very few Australian sites run by someone as prominent as Davidson that encourages robust discussion and forthright views on just about any topic. If your ideas or opinions are weak then they will be ruthlessly exposed by the many educated, experienced, and informed regulars. Which is what makes the place so invaluable. Shrinking violets do not stand the heat for very long.

And my word there has been a lot of heat over the last few days.

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Squat to live.

I love squatting. I love how it works every facet of my body; my core, my legs, my back and shoulders, everything. I hate squatting. I hate how much it hurts; the grit-your-teeth moment when you begin lowering that bar to the floor while knowing that you mustn’t skimp out and cheat by not getting low enough. I grimace at my own weakness when I do skimp out.

The squat is the most fundamental lifting exercise at the gym. It is that important. Not performing a squat at some point in your routine is like riding a 250cc bike; you’re wasting your time, and everyone else knows it even if you don’t.

For 30 years I was that guy riding the imaginary 250cc bike.

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ASIO boss Duncan Lewis is a #collaborator.

In Senate estimates this week, Senator Pauline Hanson asked the head of ASIO, Duncan Lewis, if the terrorist threat to Australia was being “brought in” via the refugee intake. His response to the question was as follows:

“I have absolutely no evidence to suggest there’s a connection between refugees and terrorism’’. He added there was ‘’no evidence’’ to suggest that children of refugees were more likely to become adherents of radical Islam.

Unfortunately Senator Hanson did not follow up her question with numerous examples that would have contradicted Lewis’s response. I have no idea what Hanson’s advisers are doing with their time but they certainly aren’t providing much guidance. Andrew Bolt has published a comprehensive list of possible examples that Hanson could have used. Bolt finishes with this statement:

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Hands up who likes hawt chicks and links!

A bit of a downer for me this week, what with Quadrant magazine, and more specifically Keith Windshuttle, rolling over and apologizing to the ABC. One more conservative icon bites the dust. But would did we expect; they’re academics, and academics are pretty shithouse at standing up to the left. Quadrant subscription cancelled. I’m not helping anyone who can’t help themselves. It’s not hard, just don’t ever apologize. Ever. Under any circumstances. To do so is an admission of guilt on the left’s terms, terms which are more often than not the height of lunacy. You don’t just admit your guilt; you give credibility to their agenda. Fuck that shit.

On to the links.

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Podcast #49 – The Collaborator episode.

The one where I discuss the two sides that are forming in general society – patriot or collaborator. Choose wisely.

We are divided – the three enemies of Western civilization.

On the one hand the terrorist attack in Manchester can be dismissed as just another outrage in the countless outrages to which we have been witness over the last two decades. But it is unique in that the cowardly loser behind the attack specifically targeted young women and girls. I’m not sure that he will be able to be quite as successful a pin-up boy for future terrorist recruitment as previous dim-witted ex-goat herders have proven to be.

But it has also hit a visceral nerve. Men are supposed to be able to protect their women and children, the same women incidentally who are the first to participate in candlelit vigils, supportive hashtag outbursts, and marches for universal peace and togetherness, whatever that means.

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The sheer terror of falling refrigerators.

Why did the koala fall out of the tree?

It was tied to a fridge.

That’s a silly joke that I vaguely remember from childhood, part of a long series of silliness. The jokes, not my childhood.

Here’s another one for you. Did you know that hundreds of people in the USA die every year because they strangle themselves with their own bedsheets? Crazy huh? But I bet that you didn’t also know that this correlates with earnings from ski resorts.

What has all this got to do with anything? Nothing, and everything.

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