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  • Sam F,

    But perhaps I was being a bit hyperbolic in attributing fanaticism to your own hyperbole. *shrug*

    Happens to the best of us... I had to do a double take before the irony in Rich's comment appeared to me, then I was mightily impressed.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1569 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    New Lynn, Grey Lynn, Crown Lynn...

    I am a CL Clark.

    I remember working at Crown Crystal Glass in
    the '70s in Chch, aaah, nights on the lehr,
    sunrise from the ladder on the chimney stack
    above the hot end... and then I went down
    the road and worked for Wattie's...
    - and now a friend has the Crown Lynn name rights after they came available in the '90s - see Rudolf's (and Robyne's) websites at opshop and Pug design store ...
    - time to think of those Kiwi Christmas presents...
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5092 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    Well, I was OTT, and then follow-up crabby to boot, so apologies to one and all and especially Petra.

    I'm glad for the sake of people whose livelihoods depend on it that the films will be made here.

    I think Key played the whole thing very nicely (although I don't like the result - labour laws under attack, taxpayers money, yadda yadda).

    But the whole deal with the union incompetance and the usual suspects who've crawled out of the woodwork to throw around accusations of scabbery and chardonnay socialism......well, that angried up my blood. But I'll get over it as soon as I get to the bottom of this bottle.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Petra,

    Hey, thanks, Rich. I appreciate that. And I also apologise for implying you were, y'know, one o'them.

    It's been a pretty heated situation for many these past few weeks, and passions have been high. Which can be a very positive thing as it shakes people out of apathy, but can also come with misdirected accusations and vituperation. Good to know we're moving past that.

    :)

    Rotorua • Since Mar 2007 • 317 posts Report Reply

  • Jacqui Dunn,

    I think Key played the whole thing very nicely

    Nicely isn't quite the word I would have used.

    Deepest, darkest Avondale… • Since Jul 2010 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming,

    Nicely in its original sense is absolutely correct.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2202 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    'nice' is a really interesting word: quoting Partridge, "Origins"-

    "OF-EF__nice__ , ignorant, innocent, whence ME nice foolish, whence shy, hence discriminating...hence agreeable,pleasant-"

    In Legal System, I was taught that 'a nice point' was a fine (discriminating) point, appropriately made.But that certainly isnt its original meaning.

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

  • Geoff Lealand,

    66,000 views! Yikes!! Time to call it quits on this thread?

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2333 posts Report Reply

  • Petra,

    Only if you ask nicely. :)

    Rotorua • Since Mar 2007 • 317 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Geoff- why?
    When we get down to word origins & pedantry, things are just beginning to get lively!

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

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Not a demand --just a suggestion ? ;-)

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2333 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Not a demand --just a suggestion ? ;-)

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2333 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Hmm, reiterated...8>)

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

  • Geoff Lealand,

    ... and I will only say this once!

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2333 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    I insist on bonus views, in exchange for marketing considerations #dealio

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16838 posts Report Reply

  • Petra,

    I'll push the views through Parliament, and enact a law #legalesio

    Rotorua • Since Mar 2007 • 317 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Ponies for all #rainbo

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16838 posts Report Reply

  • Petra,

    Will we need shovels?

    There must be a pony!

    Rotorua • Since Mar 2007 • 317 posts Report Reply

  • chris,

    中国 • Since Jan 2010 • 900 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    As your benevolent dictator, I will close the thread -- thus assuring myself of the last word. Hahahahaha.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19019 posts Report Reply

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