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Hard News: A welcome return - and pirates!

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  • Joanna,

    I can't wait for the Pirate Party to get into parliament, have a member go rogue, and then for there to be a by-election and an electorate gets taken over by ninjas.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 727 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed,

    Yarrrr, me hearties!

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4351 posts Report Reply

  • Brent Jackson, in reply to Joanna,

    There are already ninjas in parliament ... you just don't see them.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 420 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna, in reply to Brent Jackson,

    If any parliament ninjas are reading this: can you please take a shit on the MPs who are shitting all over our foreign aid programmes? Thank you.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 727 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    a buccaneer is a small price to pay...

    the Pirate Party of New Zealand

    ...at last a party with a plank we can all walk !

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5046 posts Report Reply

  • Fooman,

    Fourteen international production companies, including Endemol and Mark Burnett Productions (Survivor, the Apprentice).

    Fourteen international production companies what? I am left in suspense...

    FM

    Lower Hutt • Since Dec 2009 • 87 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Fooman,

    Fourteen international production companies what?

    I think you mean Company's

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4869 posts Report Reply

  • BlairMacca,

    I was pleasantly surprised to see that Maori TV is showing CTV during the day now, nice touch.

    And Jose Barbosa looks at the return of the Polaroid camera.

    Directly related to the overpopulation of hipsters who weren't around to realise why they became unpopular in the first place ;)

    Wellington • Since Apr 2007 • 201 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    I'm not voting for them unless they actually have a pirate ship.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8584 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to BlairMacca,

    Directly related to the overpopulation of hipsters who weren’t around to realise why they became unpopular in the first place ;)

    The Polaroid's compelling feature is the way you can mess with your pics while they're curing. You can't do that with pixels! Well, you can, but it's not as much tactile fun.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18957 posts Report Reply

  • BlairMacca, in reply to Russell Brown,

    The Polaroid's compelling feature is the way you can mess with your pics while they're curing. You can't do that with pixels! Well, you can, but it's not as much tactile fun.

    True. I guess their main selling point that you got the picture almost straight away, but with the digital takeover it, it made them fairly clunky and redundant.

    Outkast seemed quite fond though

    Wellington • Since Apr 2007 • 201 posts Report Reply

  • Ken Sparks, in reply to Russell Brown,

    You can't do that with pixels! Well, you can, but it's not as much tactile fun.

    The best thing about editing film was running it through your fingers and holding it up to the light...

    Pt Chevalier • Since Apr 2011 • 47 posts Report Reply

  • James Francis, in reply to Ken Sparks,

    And the Steenbeck. And the chinagraph pencil. And splicing.

    St John's, Newfoundland • Since Nov 2006 • 117 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    The most magic part of being a tv producer-director trainee in the mid-1970s was being in the editing booth with a good film editor and watching them turn my grab-everything shots into a film. Came away from that period of my life with vast respect for editors (and sound & camera people.) Oh, and vision-switchers as they were then quaintly known-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Ken Sparks, in reply to James Francis,

    And the Steenbeck. And the chinagraph pencil. And splicing.

    And the white cotton glove on the left hand...

    Pt Chevalier • Since Apr 2011 • 47 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Siu,

    Damn, missed the live show!

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 74 posts Report Reply

  • Pete Sime,

    A pirate walks into a bar, and the barkeep says "Excuse me, cap'n, but did you know that you've got your ship's wheel stuck in your pantaloons?"

    "Aye," says the pirate, "that thing be drivin' me nuts! Aaargh!"

    Dunedin • Since Apr 2008 • 144 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to Joanna,

    I can't wait for the Pirate Party to get into parliament, have a member go rogue, and then for there to be a by-election and an electorate gets taken over by ninjas.

    This would be an appropriate time to present a billboard I prepared earlier. How's that for foresight!

    The pit from whence crawl… • Since Mar 2007 • 3909 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    To err is human, to arrrr is pirate.

    It's interesting what a romantic, affectionate view we have of pirates, though, isn't it?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3466 posts Report Reply

  • Fooman, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    | Fourteen international production companies what?

    I think you mean Company's

    I think I mean there was some sort of article or verb missing or I did not grok the sentence.

    **syntax error

    PC Load Letter

    Lower Hutt • Since Dec 2009 • 87 posts Report Reply

  • David Ritchie,

    Outkast seemed quite fond though

    Back in 2004, before "Hey Ya!" was overplayed, Polaroid warned against shaking photos while they're developing.

    Wellingtron • Since Nov 2006 • 163 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Andrew,

    Squawk - Pieces of eight!
    Squawk - Pieces of eight!
    Squawk - Pieces of eight!
    Squawk - Pieces of nine!
    System Halt 3248 - Parroty error.

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 841 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Lilith __,

    It's interesting what a romantic, affectionate view we have of pirates, though, isn't it?

    Yes, for some reason they have a particularly strong grip on public imagination as being somehow nobler than other thugs who are involved in murder, ransom, extortion, theft, and slavery. I guess that's possibly because in the Caribbean the various warring nations weren't too much better.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8584 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Young,

    And for those with short memories, here's a backgrounder that I did on the Pirate Party phenomenon last year- before Jonathon Young had his Skynet theophany...

    http://gaynz.com/blog/redqueen/archives/967

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 370 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Back in 2004, before "Hey Ya!" was overplayed

    I wish I could go back to that place. I remember hearing that song for the first time, and my husband and I laughed out loud with delight at 'lend me some sugar! I AM your neighbour!'

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3661 posts Report Reply

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