Posts by Grant McDougall

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  • Hard News: CWC 2015: Contains graphic horror, in reply to Josh Petyt,

    What’s the deal with Danny Morrison?

    How many days do you have ?

    But seriously, he's usually a commentator on Sky coverage - unfortunately he is also utterly tedious in doing so. Which is a pity, as he was a superb bowler and always came across as an ok bloke in interviews.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 663 posts Report Reply

  • Muse: A C!#& and Balls Story, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I’m not sure that one was installed ahead of the others actually. The work at a whole is still being installed. It’ll look quite different when the lights go on.

    Ok. I'm just a bit confused, because the media pics so far are just of "that" one, yet the other pics includes a few others, so I'd assumed they'd all be together. But are they being installed around different locations ?

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 663 posts Report Reply

  • Muse: A C!#& and Balls Story,

    I think the main "problem" as it were, is that if one of the other pieces in the sculpture had been installed first, there wouldn't even be a story. However, the above piece was, so there was opportunity for the NZ Herald to make up the nonsense it has about the piece.

    If the other pieces were installed first, or all the pieces at once there'd be no story. Silly, silly Herald.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 663 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: CWC 2015: Contains graphic horror,

    That just looks appalling. My immediate reaction - other than how inept and garish it is - is that having the batting and bowling figures prominently displayed is a clunky attempt to match the excellent ball-by-ball stats / commentary on cricinfo - and failing miserably.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 663 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Review: Citizenfour, in reply to DexterX,

    Looking at the vast numbers that do not vote - are they smarter than me having reached the conclusion earlier than I - that the appearance of democracy - an election every three to four years - just doesn't matter - the machinery and intentions of government chug on regardless of the worth of a person's vote.

    As The Veneer Of Democracy Starts To Fade...

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 663 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Sex with the office lights on:…, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    from memory the dance floor in the Provincial (the basement) was about the size of my flat kitchen at the time …. it was likely a small crowd

    No, it was actually the reasonably large upstairs bar, which could fit about 300 or so in it, IIRC.

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  • Speaker: Sex with the office lights on:…, in reply to Lilith __,

    Imagine if no one had got their phone out. Imagine if the pub-crowd had merely had a giggle and a good story to tell their families when they got home.

    There is, believe it or not, precedence for this...

    Back in the late '80s, a mate of mine was playing in a covers band at The Provincial pub in Dunedin, one Friday evening. During their set, the crowd slowly parted...to reveal a couple "in congress" in the middle of the dance floor.

    Also in the late '80s or early '90s, the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience were playing a most unlikely gig - the Toga Party at Massey University's Orientation...when the band realised that couple in the front row were "in congress".

    All I can say is "Eeuw".

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 663 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Sex with the office lights on:…,

    All very well and good, but I suspect it'll be divorce lawyers, not privacy lawyers, that'll be acting in this case it'd appear.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 663 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Auckland…,

    the usual agonising scheduling conflicts

    Always go to see the one you haven't seen before or are least likely to have a chance of seeing again. Russell gives the example of a Race Banyon / Courtney Barnett clash.

    Race Banyon is an NZer, so far more likely to play Auckland and other NZ cities again, whereas Courtney Barnett is an Aussie and given her increasing popularity, much less likely to play NZ much over the next few years.

    Do it while you can.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 663 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Auckland…, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    I note mention of Fishrider Records Is the owner, Ian Henderson, related to George Henderson of the Puddle?

    Brothers, Ian's the youngest. I think.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 663 posts Report Reply

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