On Friday the 20th of January, 2017, Melbourne suffered from one of its darkest days in history. An extensive crime scene spanned several city blocks with hundreds of police and emergency services working tirelessly through the night and well into the early hours of the morning. Most, if not all were well past the end of their shift and deprived from the comfort of their bed and families. Pictured are some of the amazing staff from the RACV City Club in Melbourne who, through the kindness of their own hearts, prepared and handed out coffee after coffee to investigators and police unable to leave the crime scene.
At a time when police are feeling at their lowest, it's people like this that remind them of the love and support the community has for its first responders.
On behalf of all police in Victoria, thank you to the people who walked past and smiled, said thank you, stopped to shake hands or have a chat to express their gratitude. Most of all, thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding on a chaotic day that has impacted the lives of many. The support all emergency services have received over the past 24 hours does not go unnoticed and helps make the job just that little bit easier.
- Sent in anonymously by a police officer from Victoria Police
STOKED to announce that yesterday we got the call up to join the 2017 St Jerome's Laneway Festival lineup! Years ago these legends were the first touring festival to take a punt on us and we had the time of our lives. We can't wait to do it all again!!! Cya in just over 1 week!!!
DIARY OF A POM IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA August 31 Just got transferred with work from Leeds UK to our new home in Karratha , Western Australia . Now this is a town that knows how to live! Beautiful, sunny days and warm, balmy evenings. I watched the sunset from a deckchair by our pool yesterday. It was beautiful. I've finally found my new home. I love it here. September 13 Really heating up now. It got to 31 today. No problem though. Living in air-conditioned home, driving air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to see the sun every day like this. I'm turning into a sun-worshipper - no blasted rain like back in Leeds !! September 30 Had the back yard landscaped with tropical plants today. Lots of palms and rocks. No more mowing lawns for me! Another scorcher today, but I love it here. It's Paradise ! October 10 The temperature hasn't been below 35 all week. How do people get used to this kind of heat? At least today it's windy though. Keeps the flies off a bit. Acclimatizing is taking longer than we expected. October 15 Fell asleep by the pool yesterday. Got third degree burns over 60% of my body. Missed three days off work. What a dumb thing to do.. Got to respect the old sun in a climate like this! October 20 - Didn't notice Kitty (our cat) sneaking into the car before I left for work this morning. By the time I got back to the car after work, Kitty had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag and stuck to the upholstery. The car now smells like Whiskettes and cat shit. I've learned my lesson though: no more pets in this heat. October 25 - This wind is a bastard. It feels like a giant fucking blow dryer. And it's hot as hell! The home air conditioner is on the blink and the repair man charged $200 just to drive over and tell me he needs to order parts from fucking Perth .....The wife & the kids are complaining. October 30 - The temperature's up around 40 and the parts still haven't arrived for the fucking air conditioner. House is an oven so we've all been sleeping outside by the pool for 3 nights now. Bloody $600,000 house and we can't even go inside. Why the hell did I ever come here? November 4 Finally got the fucking air-conditioner fixed. It cost $1,500 and gets the temperature down to around 25 degrees, but the humidity makes it feel about 35. Stupid repairman. Fucking thief. November 8 - If one more smart bastard says 'Hot enough for you today?' I'm going to fucking throttle him. Fucking heat! By the time I get to work, the car radiator is boiling over, my fucking clothes are soaking fucking wet and I smell like baked cat. Fucking place is the end of the Earth. November 9 - Tried to run some errands after work, wore shorts, and sat on the black leather upholstery in my car. I thought my fucking arse was on fire. I lost 2 layers of flesh, all the hair on the backs of my legs and off my fucking arse. Now the car smells like burnt hair, fried arse and baked cat. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. November 10 -- The Weather report might as well be a fucking recording.. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny, Hot and fucking sunny. It never fucking changes! It's been too hot to do anything for 2 fucking months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week. Fuck! November 15 - Doesn't it ever rain in this damn fucking place? Water restrictions will be next, so my $5,000 worth of palms might just dry up and blow into the fucking pool. The only things that thrive in this fucking hell-hole are the fucking flies. You don't dare open your mouth for fear of swallowing half a dozen of the little bastards! November 20 - Welcome to HELL! It got to 45 fuckin' degrees today. Now the air conditioner gone in my car. The repair man came to fix it and said, 'Hot enough for you today?' I wanted to shove the fucking car up his fucking arse. Anyway, had to spend the $2,500 mortgage payment to bail me out of jail for assaulting the stupid prick. Fucking Karratha! What kind of sick, demented fucking idiot would want to live here! December 1 - WHAT!!!! The FIRST day of Summer!!!! You are fucking kidding me!
👋☺️ Say g'day to Wattle the Wombat, the resident ❤️-melter from Australia Zoo. Did you know that Wattle was born on New Year's Day 2016, is just over 1 year old, and her favourite snack is sweet potato? 😍
Week 1 over. We made it! I was petrified of this first week home as my first week with Bobby was one that's scarred me for life. He was awake from midnight til 7am screaming every damn night so I was expecting that harsh shock to the system again. I'm pleased to say that Betty has slotted in quite nicely to our family and it's true what they say second time around... you just get on with it. I'm not saying it's easy, but second time round is certainly eas-IER, for now! I'm well and truly expecting shit to hit the fan any night now, so I won't be so shocked when it does come. Bubs has taken to the boob & bottle really well, just like her brother did, so it's fair to say I produce good eaters (so yay... expect another chunky monkey!!). We're still learning, we're still adapting, but we will get there. Whilst I'm still so sore and I need to allow my body to continue to recover, a plus is that my vagina no longer feels like it's going to fall out and today I sneezed successfully without feeling like my stitches would explode on the lounge room floor. #winning
"Dear dairy after losing last night and having to wallow in my own self pity, I decided it was best for me to buy 5 new gold Rolex's to make my ego feel better.
After also purchasing 3 mink coats I went to bed, mum came and tucked me in at about midnight. Then I had a wank to a photo of Mark phillapousus Haha poo.
This morning I woke up, turned the TV on and all I saw was fucking eyebrow slitted head on every channel. I turned it off and mum brought in my breakfast yiros.
I went down to the courts for a hit and remembered that I had already fucked my Australian Open up and laughed. Being professional is for shit blokes like Federer and what's he ever done.
Now I know how Sam Stosur feels. But maybe she actually cares about winning, I don't.
I prank called John McEnroe about 37 times today, just to fill up my fuckhead quota.
After the 15th time he said ''I know it's you nick ya oxygen thief! If you want me to coach you just ask instead of asking me to spell eye cup! I know it's I - C - U - P, don't see what's so funny about it?!"
And to cap off the day I set fire to a bag of money then pissed on it. In front of a homeless man. Coz I'm a flog xoxo Nicky the no good not calm never winning an Aus open k dawg."
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This morning I woke to the most beautiful post written by my hubby. Therefore, I thought I'd repay the favour. I love you my gorgeous man!!! 😇 Congrats on being Bet's first poo landing. (head to @jarydcachia to read his dedication to all women👊🏻)
NOTHING IS SACRED IN OUR WESTERN MUSIC. OVER HUNDREDS OF YEARS OUR MUSIC DE-EVOLVED TO FEATURE LESS EMPHASIS ON RHYTHM AND MORE ATTENTION TO HARMONIC IMPERFECTION. OUR ANCESTORS ENDEAVOURED TO CREATE A SYSTEM BASED ON PERFECT 5THS YET WE END UP WITH A SERIES OF SEVERELY OUT OF TUNE 3RDS AND WONKY HARMONIES. BACH COMPOSED IN SOMETHING CLOSER TO JUST INTONATION . MODERN PIANOS ARE TUNED SHARP AT THE TOP AND FLAT AT THE BOTTOM. VIOLINISTS INSTINCTUALLY BOW PERFECT HARMONIES IN ORCHESTRAL ARRANGE MENTS. BARBERSHOP QUARTETS INSTINCTUALLY SING PERFECT PERFECT HARMONIC 3RDS AND 7THS. THEY ARE RIGHT. WE ARE WRONG. TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. WE CONTINUALLY DUMBED DOWN THE RHYTHMIC COMPLEXITY IN FAVOUR OF HARMONIC ENTANGLEMENT. HARMONIES THAT ARE OUT OF TUNE. NOTHING IS SACRED. AND NEITHER IS THIS ALBUM. 24-TET EVERYBODY. WRONGER THAN WRONG.
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13:25 Thursday 19/01/2017. Southbound on M5, St Andrews. Travelling in Lane 4 of 4, male driver not overtaking any vehicle or turning, issued with $325 fine / 2 demerit points infringement for 'Drive in right lane on Multi lane road where speed limit is over 80km/h'.