Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Radiation: Geek, annoyed,

    Yes ,an interesting story here. They appeared to be moldering in a back room at the Archive--potentially turning into nitrate soup--until a visiting American archivist chanced upon them. Apparently they hail from a time when it wasn't worth the expense to return American film prints to the home territory.

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  • Hard News: The Future of the Future,

    Ronald Hugh Morrieson really did capture something of the spirit of the place, then?

    Quite possibly. I remember that Hawera had a wine bar, which was the source of some fascination. I guess RHM was their best customer. Must have been real rot-gut in the 1950s.

    But I can never get nostalgic about small-town New Zealand. They weren't always the healthiest places to grow up in.

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  • Hard News: The Future of the Future,

    When I first read this editorial I thought it might be a spoof, or Garth George having another spasm. It really it the biggest load of horse-poop.

    I dimly remember life-before-television in New Zealand and it really was a dull, insular place. Growing up in South Taranaki, the biggest event of the year was the A&P Show. Other weekends, we went searching for a severed head reputedly thrown in a local river. As for conversation, there really wasn't any..

    Didn't Oscar Wilde say something about the English talking about the weather...?

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  • Hard News: Alone at Party Central,

    Great! Prime is rapidly becoming my channel of choice (along with TVNZ7, of course).

    Traffic is building (as I suspect it is on the Northern Motorway) but I am keen to see more people registering and contributing.

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  • Hard News: Alone at Party Central,

    Russell: Whilst we are the subject of raising profiles, could you pass on my gratitude to the person responsible for Website we love in the Listener this week.

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  • Field Theory: A new dawn and a new jersey,

    I am quite comfortable with the idea--especially after I watched them wallop the British Lions in Hamilton, last time they toured, In essence, they are also the ABs B Team, which means many more players get to play for a national side.

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  • Hard News: The Future of the Future,

    New Reality TV show.

    America's Next Top Kill Model.

    Or, as I suggested before, America's Next Top Role Model?

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  • Hard News: The Future of the Future,

    Great programme tonight, Russell--but there is now competition from my Significant Other who wants to watch SGU (StarGateUniverse) on Prime at the same time.

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  • Hard News: The Future of the Future,

    How could you not love that?

    Not if you were standing in it ;-)

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  • Cracker: That's Not My Name,

    What makes it even worse is hearing that tiresome old nostrum politically correct being dragged out yet again, to justify Haden and those radio nongs.

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