Posts by Russell Brown

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  • Hard News: The song is not the same,

    anyway this is bollocks

    It's not. I really wonder how much perspective you have on your own behaviour.

    In the past you've described my work as "shit", claimed I have a reputation as a freeloader on local artists interested only in "getting your name on the guest list and drinking the bands rider" and declared I "don't know shit about music".

    And that was in just one thread. I have put up with it, but you've also entered pointless personal confrontations with a string of other people who post here. You're the only person this happens with, and it's a problem for me.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 21280 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The song is not the same,

    Rob may be very and annoyingly argumentative but insults are not a part of his weaponry, at least in this thread, unless I've missed something.

    Actually, he's insulted me repeatedly since he's been posting here -- and quite nastily at times too. I put up with it, but I'm really not prepared for other people to have to suffer it.

    Rob, sort yourself out. Argue in good faith and pay attention to what other people say, rather than needling them and pointlessly questioning their credibility.

    If you don't, I will have to ban you to preserve the environment.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 21280 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Will Work for Foo,

    The title made me think you were planning to be on the organising committee for the next Foo Camp.

    The organising committee's name is Jenine. You'd like her.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 21280 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Will Work for Foo,

    I've always had trouble defining work, because I'm aware that pretty much all the things I've put the most effort into I've done for free. Also I work in the same chair I play in.

    I know! You're me!

    Except I'm not that funny ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 21280 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: My first cricket match,

    But quite the comeback for SA, when the commentators were so sure the Aussies were going to get past 200 ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 21280 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: My first cricket match,

    This young bloke Warner the Aussies have picked for the 20-20 seems pretty hot too -- for a guy who's never played a first-class game ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 21280 posts Report Reply

  • Random Play: @fltfoxz. Gr8. C u 2moro,

    The Creation Museum would make a great double bill with The Holy Land Experience in Florida (daily reenactments of the Passion of the Christ!).

    OMG. Just saw it in Religulous (friends from America style). The guy who plays Jesus in the Passion re-enactments gives a better account of of himself than most believers in the film. He's kind of cool.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 21280 posts Report Reply

  • Random Play: @fltfoxz. Gr8. C u 2moro,

    Oddly enough, Graham's post made Blog of the Week in the Herald on Sunday, including his PS:

    PS. Five or so hours after I made this post I have checked back on the discussion thread. While I am bemused at the tangents and disappointed by the profanity and seemingly personal insults being tossed, I would like to make a small point.

    I wasn't objecting to people texting at concerts (hell, you want to pay all that money to be in the real world but watch your postage stamp screen then knock yourself out) but just asking what could be so imperative that at such a time it needed to be conveyed?

    I will have my phone at the BDO and may well even use it, but at a sit-down concert, or the movies?

    So despite the vitriol, insults, oblique comments and so forth in the thread I am still no wiser with regard to the questions I actually posed. Anybody care to stay on-topic?

    Or fail to do so?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 21280 posts Report Reply

  • Random Play: @fltfoxz. Gr8. C u 2moro,

    Gotcha, Russell. Apology extended.

    No worries. I think it was the weather.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 21280 posts Report Reply

  • Random Play: @fltfoxz. Gr8. C u 2moro,

    I make a point of giving as good as I get, Craig - that is, yes, a cultural trait.

    Except in this case, your retaliation was pre-emptive.

    There was no reason for you to call Craig "an insufferable bore" when he had simply expressed an opinion on the question posed by the original post and quoted an article by a columnist you don't like. He then proceeded to over-react in reply. I'd be obliged if both of you were to chill out on the personal stuff.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 21280 posts Report Reply

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