On the Topp Twins movie
It has just cracked the $1 million mark at the NZ box office. which is great for a doco. I have never seen the point of the Topp Twins myself (and yodelling, in my opinion, is a good argument for genocide), but they are much loved by many.
Good to hear Philip Alpers back in the debate about gun control (he is on Nine To Noon this morning). I had wondered what had happened to him.
I do think attitudes to gun ownership and use have changed. One of the most useless 'skills' I acquired at secondary school in South Taranaki, was how to strip down and reassemble a Bren gun. I can probably could still do this, if I wanted to. I recall, in horror, memories of spotty 15 year olds firing live rounds with a Bren gun, in the name of 'education'!
Well put, Russell.
Sounded like a ghastly cacophony of cowbells to me. Not that I'm bitter or anything.
Well, I guess you had to be there. It was genial and good natured in the Perry Stand and the final score was a bonus. It might have been even more if Brendon Leonard had been playing.
Curses! My oven doesn't heat up to Fahrenheit, it does Celsius only...
Most cookbooks have a conversion scale and there is doubtless conversions sites on the www (like the currency ones). I think you need to be a little cautious about cup sizes re the US and the ROTW.I suspect that US cup sizes are bigger.
Well, I have to share this with someone, on a rainy Sunday morning--another great game from the Chiefs last night and they are back on top of the table.It was great to see current/potential AB vs AB. A great crowd too, with the Waikato Stadium booked out by Wednesday.
Just had an 6 minute on-air chat with Gary from Radio ZB Newstalk about blogs (following up on the letter I had in the Listener). I gave big ups for PA and Editing the Herald. I wonder who would be listening, on a Sunday morning.
I don't think O'Rourke has been good for decades
I agree. But who was that demented-looking stand-up comic on the Crunchie Comedy show on Wednesday night TV--the fellow who spun the wild and disturbing story about placing a kitten in a hollowed-out loaf of bread because it would "surely scare the mouse"!
That would be Arthur Everard, the former Film Censor? A thoughtful and pleasant bloke.
It was a very good Media 7 last night but I did harbour a hope that there might be a lovely botulism bug lurking in the food that P. J. O'Rourke's CIS audience was scoffing.
This is why we need socialism - to send surplus feijoas to places where there is real need. Feijoas are still $6.99 kg in the supermarket here
Hilary: I am coming down to Wellington for my son's graduation from VUW on Tuesday May 19 and I would be happy to bring you a bag of feijoas. Just bung me an email.
As a sign of the times, neighbourhood kids have been selling 10kg bags of feijoas for $5 to passing after-school traffic on Grey Street week
Thanks for recipes to date. We substitute feijoas in Judy Bailey's Spicey Apple Cake, from The New Zealand Celebrity Cookbook (198?)