Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Random Play: Welcome to this world,

    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.

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  • Hard News: It is your right and duty to vote,

    I don't know, I deliver via Interflora and they're pretty busy at the moment.

    There's no Interequine?

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  • Busytown: For the (broken) record,

    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)

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  • Hard News: It is your right and duty to vote,

    "From dissension*, envy, hate
    Ladies, please bring a plate"

    or

    "Guard our country's spotless name
    For that grubby mark, I'm not to blame"

    Someone tell me to stop....!
    * what exactly is that?

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  • Hard News: It is your right and duty to vote,

    Or...

    Lets us all sing a song of joy
    For Sir Ed and Susan Devoy

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  • Hard News: It is your right and duty to vote,

    We could go on...

    Don't dream it's over
    Whilst we still have the pavlova

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  • Hard News: It is your right and duty to vote,

    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.

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  • Hard News: Getting out of the archives,

    That'll be it. Poll closed ;-)

    Love it!

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  • Hard News: It is your right and duty to vote,

    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.

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  • Hard News: It is your right and duty to vote,

    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.

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