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Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 1 Day Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By rod_grant
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To clarify a point or two;
If I had been born with a spoon in my mouth, it would have been rusty tin.
Both grandfathers were dead long before I was born - paternal, a couple of years, maternal, 20 or 30 years.
Inheritances from both sides of the family ranged from zero to not that much.
Pocket money was also zero - I had a morning paper round for a few years from where any calls on my offer to return the pommies home would have come. I heard lots of complaints about Australia from the pommies but they are all still here.

:lol::lol:
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By rod_grant
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Well said, but don’t call me Eenglish.
(I’m Aussie, mate. As a kid I used to offer my pommie “friends” ten pounds (the price of a migrant’s fare in those days) to go back home.)
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By rod_grant
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Boiled first?
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 06-13-2022, 03:25 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By rod_grant
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Very accidentally.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 06-13-2022, 04:11 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By rod_grant
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When our daughter left home her greatest fear was that her parents wouldn't be able to manage the PVR, and that her mum would burn the house down leaving the hotplates switched on.
Her mum's last words (almost) to daughter was to not forget to use garnish on her meals.





fwiw, House hasn't burnt down. We managed the PVR (have now upgraded and have a new smart(er) TV and a universal remote which confuses said daughter when she visits.
We ate at her place today - d-i-l's birthday. Mrs R took garnish (obviously not trusting daughter!!)
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 06-13-2022, 04:04 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By rod_grant
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Mark, have you ever backed into a PP plant? Not pleasant!
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 06-06-2022, 05:00 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By rod_grant
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Oh, Tim, please be assured that no offense was meant to the good people of Oxford.
My complaint is directed to the industrial "giants" who turned multiple companies into BMC and British Leyland (or was it the other war around).

My own experience with the brands; Dad bought an Austin A40 (Devon) in about 1953-54, and a Morris Oxford Mark 2 a few years later.
The Austin travelled from one side of Victoria to the other annually for the years we had it - 2 kids in the back seat with a couple of suitcases that wouldn't fit in the boot (US=trunk) and one kid between parents in the front. We even slept in it once!!!!!!
The Morris towed an old bondwood caravan (US=trailer) for a number of years. (Didn't get in to top gear one day, travelling into the wind)
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 06-05-2022, 09:19 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By rod_grant
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That's why the Brits colonised so much of the world.
There was so much stuff that they needed back home, which could be made in the colonies!!

In return, they sold us Austins and Morrises and Vanguards that have all gone the way of the dodo.

EDIT; ...and Land Drovers which Mark will attest that are half the reason that the world is short on oil!
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 06-02-2022, 11:30 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By rod_grant
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Back in the 1960s I was a junior officer in a bank in a country town. The no1 customer was involved in quarries, contracting, had numerous dairy farms with share farmers running them (read tenant farmers) and also owned a Mercedes Benz dealership in another town.
He pranged his Benz and checked with the workshop at the dealership how long to fix it. The answer didn't please him "I can't wait that long"; walked into the showroom and pointed out a car and said I'll have that one!!
His office manager received the repaired Benz as his next Christmas bonus.

If only Prince Phil had owned a dealership; could have had a replacement the same day!
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 05-24-2022, 07:07 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By rod_grant
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The funny thing is that a LOT of people keep buying them. Strange!
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 05-19-2022, 01:57 AM  
Weekly Challenge Weekly Challenge #578 - I spy something beginning with ... M
Posted By rod_grant
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Mushroom - (Inkcap mushrooms)

Inkcap Mushrooms - day 6 (AM), KP__4469 by Rod Grant, on Flickr
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 05-18-2022, 04:51 AM  
A Konica Appreciation Thread ... Revived
Posted By rod_grant
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Just before my first child was born, I jumped from a Praktica IV to a really lovely AutoReflex T. I think the lens was 52mm 1.8 or was there another 52mm lens?
(I guess anything would seem lovely after the Praktica.)
It was a magnificent camera and I only gave it up when the light meter became unreliable and I couldn't get it fixed.
Ended up with a Pentax MZ50. I didn't think it was a patch on the Konica.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-14-2022, 11:25 PM  
Thematic The Yard Birds Thread
Posted By rod_grant
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very varied series Norm. Nice.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 05-11-2022, 06:42 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By rod_grant
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Did Michael get Tonya Harding-ed?
Forum: General Talk 05-08-2022, 09:07 PM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By rod_grant
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I had to look it up Walt.
But an easy mistake to make.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-07-2022, 03:18 AM  
Thematic Post your Church images
Posted By rod_grant
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Walt, there is a church at Paynesville on the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria where the pulpit is in the shape of the bow of a boat and picture windows behind it looking out over the lakes. It is a long time since I saw it but you probably had to be standing to see the lakes beyond the preacher. Probably very distracting when there were power boats on the lake - particularly when there were races!!

EDIT
Well, it is not quite as I remember it (maybe 50 years ago!)
https://stpetersbythelakeanglicanchurch.org/contact-us
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-07-2022, 03:09 AM  
Thematic Post your Church images
Posted By rod_grant
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St Johns Anglican @ Ross Tasmania (AD 1838)
K5__5832 St John's Anglican (1838) @ Ross, Tasmania by Rod Grant, on Flickr
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 05-07-2022, 02:54 AM  
Weekly Challenge Weekly Challenge #576 - Sunrise or Sunset
Posted By rod_grant
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Broulee Island, NSW

Broulee Island, sunrise, KP__0593 by Rod Grant, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 05-03-2022, 03:56 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By rod_grant
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Stunning!
…the collector or the bike? :hmm:
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 04-28-2022, 09:55 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By rod_grant
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Tim, bacon is fuel.


EDIT
Racer beat me. But not by much - see time stamp.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 04-27-2022, 10:33 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By rod_grant
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You know this how?
Was #14 the only one painted blue?


Edit;
There are a couple for sale in UK.
(That is 2% of all the cars made!!)

https://www.classic-trader.com/au/cars/search/gordon-keeble
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 04-24-2022, 11:58 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By rod_grant
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We are pretty normal here (for rain that is!)
But you may have noticed on your news service that Queensland* and New South Wales have had more have there fair share.
They just get over on flood and then another comes along.
Given that there is only so much rain to fall over the whole earth (Grant's law of climate equilibrium), the more that we get, the less there is for others - and vice versa.


*Actually it is not all of Queensland and NSW; just the eastern half - parts of Queensland are still in drought.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 04-23-2022, 02:47 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By rod_grant
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…as in US tyre companies selling tires in AU.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 04-22-2022, 11:35 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By rod_grant
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Tim, I suggest that you go back to school.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 04-21-2022, 06:53 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By rod_grant
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Can't argue with that either.

The swelling is hard on the eyes.
There are other factors that are exceedingly hard on the nose.
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