Not on the web yet (in fact it’s just finishing the morning broadcast) but Mediawatch was rather interesting this morning on Sky City, former TVNZ & Mediaworks personalities and so on.
Funny to hear, for one, that someone who made some now infamous comments in defense of Paul Henry’s equally infamous outbursts at TVNZ, has now ended up on the other side of Hobson Street in a broadly similar role (although we only got a “no comment” from them on Mediawatch).
What would John Key’s mother have done?
404: The past you referenced does not exist
The reason might be:
- This past does not exist in the hubristic version required
- This past is electorally out-dated and has been removed
- The address (HNZ) is not correct
Sounds good to me. In the meantime, an exterior shot from the Silent Film Festival in Opotiki last year.
The De Luxe is still up and running? Fantastic... I remember going there to see the first Lord of the Rings film - just about the perfect olden-days movie feel with vinyl seats and the curved screen etc.
There were guys riding up the main street on horseback in dark cloaks - we found out later they were meant to be Dark Riders, actually we'd assumed they'd just ridden in for the movies...
Bloody hell, that's a whole ten years ago now. Scary.
I think I'll need to get some family car-related photos scanned for deployment when the time is right - mostly the cars are too new for anyone but me to nostalgia out on and none of them are flash by any definition (well maybe, just, Dad's Mark 2 but I never saw that for real - in fact I was the reason for its departure - sorry boss!).
I wish. It's been extremely busy and haven't had much time to contribute although I never stopped lurking. Hopefully in the next year I'll have enough braintime spare to not only post more but actually put thought into what I write (rather than drive-by snarkings against easy targets like Garth).
Actually, Darth was never a neoliberal and has at various times railed against inequality and deprivation. It’s just a shame that most of the time he was blathering about homosexuals and stuff.
Precisely, which was what made his run in print so frustrating - occasional glimpses of what we actually needed to read more about.
I obviously jest in referring to it as an intentional troll, but oddly I'd almost rather believe it was that, rather than a seasoned journo managing to mostly waste a decade and a half of column space in a national paper for some mundane reason: maybe because moral panic was easier to write about to a weekly deadline, or because it drew more eyeballs and angry/supportive letters and emails.
>Last Herald column of career
>Closes on the most vexing problem facing New Zealand
>Suddenly it’s unemployment and inequality, not immorality and abortion and the gays as it’s apparently been for the last fifteen years
I expected a suitable capstone to a decade of trolling every reasonable person in New Zealand and I did not leave disappointed.
Whoa - a margin of four votes in Christchurch Central...
And I’m pretty sure I recall Pita Sharples saying something similar, or at least hedging his bets in that direction, recently.
Yup, on NatRad earlier in the week. He didn't confirm whether or not they'd support sales if consideration to iwi investors wasn't on the table.
I wish so very much that we had our equivalent of the Buffalo Beast’s list of the 50 Most Loathsome Americans. Of course it’s ad hominem, but that’s the point, and it’s done with such fire it’s admirable – something to stir the fretful sleepers, one hopes.
I helped put one together for Craccum back in 2007, but yeah, it's tough to replicate the punch of the original American version.
No link on the Herald site yet to Garth George's superbly reactionary effort on this topic (well, sort of on this topic, it rather shades off into solo parenthood and the DPB and abortion and other related mortal sins). I am bereft.