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Southerly: Gerry Brownlee: “I Like To Knock Cats Off Tables”

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  • Islander, in reply to George Darroch,

    I've built 2 houses, and renovated one ...have arthritis in wrists, fingers & shoulder
    (right, hammer arm)...when my building contractor brother suggested a nail-gun for building an outshed - I fell in love with the thing! (And yes, after long practise, I can seat a 4-inch - or 6-inch- nail and drive it home cleanly ('4 for a four/6 for a six')
    BUT depends on the wood. DO NOT try this on old rimu-

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

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Islander,

    Box coming via your Mum without 4 inch or 6 inch nails ;)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6358 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch, in reply to Islander,

    I needs to get me one.

    The People's Republic of … • Since Nov 2006 • 2137 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Islander,

    DO NOT try this on old rimu

    Ouch ouch split.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2636 posts Report Reply

  • wendyf,

    Thanks, David, for an alternative vision of lovely Brownlee. Idly kicking a stapled cat on a round table, but not realising it's an old Garfield - a dunger.. Specsavers have seriously extensive gadgets for checking out eyes. And you get a second pair free!!

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 80 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Yo Sof’ & Steve! Kia ora! – while any tool can be a weapon, I just cant see tools as masculine or weaponry, All due respect to Hilary but – a sabre saw (can be very delicately manouvered) or a chain-saw- can do jobs brillantly. Like a nailgun. Or a stapler-

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

  • Islander, in reply to Hebe,

    Yup. Annnd busted gear.
    (Rimu, totara. kauri, aannnd macrocarpra = favourite woods to work, each with their own quirks....you want easy? Go with pinus radiata...)

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

  • Islander, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Box coming via your Mum without 4 inch or 6 inch nails ;)

    Box arrived!
    Mary, self & Bella, just back from the tribe's hui-a-iwi, found it a wonderful 'nau mai ki te kaik'! Thank you so much! Bella will be especially appreciative of Stella's gift - does Stella have preferences/ Chicken or whatever?
    Anyway, will be in contact v. soon - arohanui mai na ki a koutou S & S & S- n/n K

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

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Islander,

    Anyway,

    Goodo :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6358 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Attachment

    Bring it on Gerry, says Bill.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2636 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Hebe,

    He/She's related to Gobbo?
    Vunderful!

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

  • Tim Michie,

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 573 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Tim Michie,

    My sources say this could mean many Cera decisions are contestable.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2636 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed, in reply to Tim Michie,

    It's not just ChCh that's grappling with urban planning being taken out of its hands. Len Brown is in a stoush with Prostetnic Vogon Joyce and Bulldozer Brownlee over the City Rail Link, and now Mayor Celia is effectively being blackmailed by the NZTA over whether a flyover or a tunnel is best for the Basin Reserve.

    Once again, I am reminded of UrbanArchipelago.com:

    When cities set their own transportation priorities, truly urban systems (like the monorail) get funded and built, while the suburban mega-highways that lard initiatives like R-51 go unfunded. We don't use suburban roads. We can let the suburbs figure out a way to pay for them.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4431 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Hebe,

    My sources say this could mean many Cera decisions are contestable.

    That which I posted earlier is debatable because this was decision about a ministerial decision. A headache for them any which way.

    (Replying to myself is not a habit I wish to start.)

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2636 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Hebe,

    Replying to myself is not a habit I wish to start

    It's only a problem if you start spending more time in your cupboard playing with your jewelery.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3472 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    Is 'jewelery' (sic) a euphemism?

    </unwanted mental image of a cupboard full of Brownlee playing with his 'jewelery'>

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 572 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Stewart,

    Eeewwwkk!

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

  • Stewart,

    Apologies - I am an inverterate tone-lowerer. With a filthy mind/sense of humour.

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 572 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Stewart,

    My sense of humour is pure of course - which is why the um image conjured meant nothing to me at all...scuttles back under rock before anyone notices-

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

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Stewart,

    All I did was fail spelling in a reference to a certain book/movie, you however have damaged my calm!

    shudder

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3472 posts Report Reply

  • Sj,

    David! So good to hear from you and see young Bob (the Builder) in action, though Mark is frowning worriedly here at the news of your eyesight, as am I. As others have said already, best to get onto it pronto. My father left a semi-detached retina too long and lost the sight in one eye as a result. He was in his sixties at the time, mind. Not to alarm you. I'm sure you're onto it by now anyway.
    We've been away in America (first time), so apologies for my belated comment. I realise you've no time to reply or even read all comments - especially ones so late they're into the following year! - but I just wanted to say hi, and HNY too. Oh and great post. I think, as Russell suggests, it might be an idea for you to do as VG did and keep your art/writing weapon of choice with you at all times. If the pen be mightier than the sword, how mighty must the pen and nail gun together be? Something to think about. Power to your nail gun, I say. And belated congratulations to Russell and the Public Address team on ten years. That's a lot of ink - and (for some) a lot of nails. Well done.
    On a related matter, if anyone would be interested in reading a short essay or two from me on our recent travels in America, I'd be happy to oblige.

    Belmont • Since May 2012 • 17 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Why not put this here:

    Sciblogs “Bill” has this to say about EQCs latest Gangland Response to Angry Christchurch Citizen.

    http://sciblogs.co.nz/thedismalscience/2013/03/04/mau-mauing-the-eqc-flak-catchers/

    One — always, always, it is important to remember that EQC has not fulfilled the insurance policy that we all paid for. We paid money for many years in order to have full restitution within a year in the case of an earthquake. Two years after February, two and a half years after September, and still the earthquakes are costing the citizens and property owners of Christchurch. EQC did not sort things out and did not make people whole and never will.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1510 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Oh. Dear. Lord!! Just had a search through a few of "Bills" postings here.

    He refers to this paper on " A Stupidity Based Theory of Organsiations".

    H.O.L.Y. S.H.I.T.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1510 posts Report Reply

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