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  • Geoff Lealand,

    I did keep reading on, in the review of the NZFC, in the hope that I might encounter a hint of gratitude or some mild praise--but it generally is one long whinge..and some good, final recommendations.

    What drove me barmy (and call me a pedant, if you will) was the continuous misuse of it's for its. This is Grammar Error No. 1

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2219 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    It's Peter Jackson - I'm pretty sure he could buy Grammar and have it changed if he wanted to.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • FletcherB,

    have it changed if he wanted to.

    Have its changed, surely?

    West Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 782 posts Report Reply

  • GemmaG,

    Hey Russell! I was just wondering what you meant by this:

    "Obviously, you have to be interested in the subject matter to run a panel discussion,"

    I'm just a little confused. I didn't think personal interest in a subject matter was (necessarily) a qualifier for something making it onto Media 7...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I'm just a little confused. I didn't think personal interest in a subject matter was (necessarily) a qualifier for something making it onto Media 7...

    If you're not interested in a discussion you're running, it'll show. So you need to make yourself interested, at least for the duration.

    Fortunately, I am of a naturally curious bent ;-)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17977 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    Which just goes to show what a fantastic judge of talent I am.

    You're our very own Simon Cowell :-) With better taste in T-shirts.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1408 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna,

    I am of a naturally curious bent ;-)

    You're curiously bent? I know it's Friday and all, but still, won't someone think of the children?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 718 posts Report Reply

  • GemmaG,

    So you need to make yourself interested, at least for the duration.

    Ah, that makes a little more sense.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    You're curiously bent? I know it's Friday and all, but still, won't someone think of the children?

    It's OK, he was just making himself curiously bent for the duration.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6145 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    I did keep reading on, in the review of the NZFC, in the hope that I might encounter a hint of gratitude or some mild praise--but it generally is one long whinge..and some good, final recommendations.

    It's a bit of a whinge, but warranted, I'd say. It seems clear that over time the NZFC has dfited away from doing what's most useful to the industry, and towards what works for the Commission, and most would, I think, agree that it needs some realignment.

    Unfortunately, the review doesn't go as far as rewriting the rules, so the ideas will still need to be formalised by someone.

    Overall, I think they're on the right track.

    Talking of skating...I ran into this yesterday.

    Damn! That's pretty much THE toughest downhills in Auckland City.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    apropos trophies... Oscar Bravo network

    It's Peter Jackson - I'm pretty sure he could buy Grammar and have it changed if he wanted to.

    What! He's redoing Little Red Riding Hood?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4238 posts Report Reply

  • Marcus Turner,

    Friday thing. Old people making really nice music.

    Wish we had this series in NZ.

    Since Nov 2006 • 199 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    What drove me barmy (and call me a pedant, if you will) was the continuous misuse of it's for its. This is Grammar Error No. 1

    It's in bits is it is, isn't it?

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Young,

    I'm curious that no-one has brought up the rather frightening
    subject of Oscar the British bionic cat (as if the world's cumulative fish resources aren't already endangered enough. Has horrid mental flash of mog getting far too impatient waiting for fish and ripping off fridge door..)

    Craig Y ;)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 357 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    >> Talking of skating...I ran into this yesterday.

    >Damn! That's pretty much THE toughest downhills in Auckland City.

    Hell yeah, that was awesome. No fear. Bomb it.

    Good to see Levi still carving. Takes me back...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8039 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Impressive stuff

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15762 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    NZFC Review

    Having heard Graeme Mason from the NZFC on The Arts On Sunday I can't imagine that the NZFC is ready for the true soul-searching required.

    There's a fundamental flaw in having the subject of a review being in charge of implementing the recommendations; namely that the more changes they implement, the more they look like they were doing a poor job beforehand.

    So they will, I suspect, change a few of the most obviously flawed procedures, and then otherwise carry on as usual, with 'what's best for the Commission' remaining the prime goal.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    What's Sir Peter doing writing a report for the New Zealand Football Club anyway? Didn't realise he played.

    [Coat of arms]

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • John Farrell,

    Marcus - there's an excellent version of Copperline on the 2007 Crossroads guitar festival dvd, with Jerry Douglas playing dobro.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 196 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Tick Tock.

    [Redacted. I can't be arsed either. In brief, this]

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    In brief, this

    Yeah, Michael Laws the brave speaker of truth to power. We all know he prefers to smear "brown slugs", parents who don't live up to his exquisite moral standards and people he can get rid off with a dump switch.

    And I've got reason to think that Mike should be careful what he wishes for when he starts riding this moral high horse:

    And who has more influence? A former All Black or a journalist? The answer is obvious – the latter. So why are not the private lives and pasts of journalists, broadcasters, newscasters and news editors not subject to the same scrutiny?

    If bullying and beating up Brooke for actions of over a decade ago is their sport, then the accusers need to have their private pasts examined and published as well. Let's see if their own histories stand up to scrutiny.

    OK, Laws -- let's play this game by your rules, and remind everyone exactly why you resigned from Parliament shall we?

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11621 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    It really is extraordinary. On what planet is this acceptable?

    "slapper's remorse"
    ...willing teens...
    ...a breed of feral females...

    Oh, apparently this one.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    The Herald is full of it

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15762 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    "Alcoholic comas, unwanted sex and remorse are occupational hazards for trollops on the prowl. "

    I couldn't have said it better had I received a frontal lobotomy myself.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    The Herald is full of it

    Oh, crap. I saw all the tweeting about that on Sunday, and had managed to avoid actually reading it. Then I clicked on your link, and now I have a sore head. From all the banging, you see.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1268 posts Report Reply

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