The opinionated ramblings and muses of a weary web victim.
Jafo's Articles In Everything Else
November 24, 2019 by Jafo
For 32 years I have lived in the same house in Melbourne, Australia and 5 years more before then - nearby....and all up - about 60 years over 3 places. In that time the population of Melbourne has more than doubled [almost tripled] and in a few years will pass Sydney to be Australia's largest city. Instead we moved to Ballaarat [also in Victoria]...and only the 3rd largest city in Victoria, population 101 thousand.   And that got me to thinking.... The USA has 300 million peo...
May 29, 2019 by Jafo
Or rather....I blew it... In all my 64 years on the planet I'd never seen snow falling - LIVE. As some might know....I'm in the process of moving home after 32 years in the same house in Kensington, Melbourne [Oz] and am moving to Ballaarat [correct spelling] which is roughly 100km West from Melbourne. Today, while leaving there to return to 'home' I ended up driving in my first-ever sight of snow falling. "Thrilling", I hear you say....but for me it was a novel experience....effing ...
November 19, 2017 by Jafo
For those who may not click with the name, some of the world's greatest guitarists have referred to Malcolm Young as the greatest Rhythm Guitarist of all time. As the co-founder of ACDC he'll be remembered for a very long time. 
March 19, 2017 by Jafo
If you get the chance.... Do yourself a favor.... Go see her. Terry and I, and 75000 others went tonight....and it was brilliant...
February 14, 2017 by Jafo
Probably last time I'll have hearing. ..about to start in15 mins....
March 12, 2016 by Jafo
It's that time of the year again.  I've been to the track to get my passes etc. .... for the 37th time in a row. Albert Park [Melbourne] is just 5 days away.  I'm posted at Turn 6 Left [Comms] and Terry's at 5.8 Right [Trackie] And to think I was 26 years old at that first one I did in 1980 - when Alan Jones was World Champion. Gone are the days of push-starting Senna [on my own] in Adelaide - I'll leave nudging 700 kilos of F1 to someone younger... With...
February 20, 2016 by Jafo
For anyone unsure..... think "To Kill A Mockingbird". A more significant piece of literature in recent times there hasn't been.
July 15, 2015 by Jafo
January 31, 2014 by Jafo
As we get 'older' we tend to come across real cars....versus kiddies' speed racers aka cop bait/hoon cars. This is one I sat in tonight.... Again I don't 'fit' ...it's designed to suit a 6'6" type...so I couldn't reach the pedals.... The other one I couldn't fit into was a D-Type Jaguar replica ... my knees hit the dashboard. Dang it....I want one that fits! BTW the Jag owner is building a Daytona Cobra....and I might just be able to fit int...
January 17, 2014 by Jafo
They've been sitting there for yonks....many are copied records of very 'ex' members of Wincustomize....removed after somewhat 'extreme' anglo-saxon expletives....   But this one recalled a time 12 years ago...and it'll be here somewhere [12 years later] ....just a little tale of woes from back then.... It all started a few weeks ago. My 5 year old washing machine had an identity crisis.  It wanted hence-forth to br known as an 'inert white objec...
December 30, 2013 by Jafo
Next year [it's 11 hours from now for me] Mine is to get on the Deadly Treadlie more....starting Day One. I lost count of how many times I cycled in '13 ....probably because I can't even remember the last time...it was so long ago. Ain't good enough.....not when you're pushing 60....   So....what's your resolutions? ...
December 30, 2013 by Jafo
Michael Schumacher is currently in Hospital in a coma after a skiing accident. 22 years of F1 didn't get him....hopefully this won't either. I've 'known' him since he started in F1....even provided supporting evidence which ensured he won his first Championship [in Adelaide]...in my role as Race 'Observer'. Some people could never warm to him...but like Seb....he's 'just' German.....they're a bit that way - serious/driven. Can't deny hi...
October 22, 2013 by Jafo
The fear of an empty glass. Something to ponder whilst having a beer....)
August 28, 2013 by Jafo
Third year in a row, and that's a first for anyone. And between Oz and Canada we have 7 of the top ten.... There's something to be said for living in the 'best' place and just visiting cities like NY and London... [it'd help though if they weren't so bloody far away]....
August 13, 2013 by Jafo
Now, before anyone rushes off in horror that this poor lad has had his 'family jewels' handed to him on a platter..... ....it's common Aussie 'strine' for being stuffed...aka worn out.... Oh, and 'strine' is....er....strine for 'Australian'.... ....but no, for the past 4 weeks-odd I have been busy hurting muscles I didn't even know I had....[or anyone else did, for that matter]... busy completing works on a garage that began in February, 1987 .......