The very best sci-fi film I have seen for an age (saw it twice this year) is David Jone's Moon. It does have some resemblance to Aliens(the amoral, corrupt corporation ) but succeeds without any monsters or banal threats--more of a film about ideas, set on the dark side of the moon. It is also succeeds in being melancholic, which is rather unusual for sci-fi.
I don't know, I deliver via Interflora and they're pretty busy at the moment.
There's no Interequine?
No, hell is a library *conference*
No, hell is having to read a history of the New Zealand Library Association (it used to be a requirement for the NZLA Prelim Certificate)
"From dissension*, envy, hate
Ladies, please bring a plate"
"Guard our country's spotless name
For that grubby mark, I'm not to blame"
Someone tell me to stop....!
* what exactly is that?
Lets us all sing a song of joy
For Sir Ed and Susan Devoy
We could go on...
Don't dream it's over
Whilst we still have the pavlova
It's not like there's a lot of things that rhyme with "Zealand"
Well, I could offer my surname but that would be impertinent. But in introductions, "I'm Geoff Lealand from New Zealand" always has a satidsfying ring to it.
That'll be it. Poll closed ;-)
Given that one of the threads of conversation here is about violence (Berlusconi getting it in the moosh, and all that), did anyone watch the BBC doco on violence, fronted by Michael Portillo, on TV One last night?
I gave up on it after 25 minutes, after too many sweeping generalisations about "Human does this...Humans do that...", with nary a mention of the possibility of gender differences in respect of attitudes to, and the deployment of violent tendencies. It was all males doing violence on screen but Michael didn't seem to notice that.
You could say that about every single thing that the government does or doesn't do.
I realise that. It is just that the 'mandate' is Tolley's primary defence when she is faced with any criticism.