Posts by Paul Campbell

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  • Island Life: A 'music buff' is a stereo type,

    you mean like prying them out of Belamy's?

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2188 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: A 'music buff' is a stereo type,

    I suspect the Chinese and Babylonians might disagree about printing and indoor plumbing resp.

    I'd like to add:

    Balding Overweight Company Director
    Knows where the check book is, can sop up spilt gin

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2188 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Proud Wednesday,

    Steven - yes definite nostalgia - so many familiar faces

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2188 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Proud Wednesday,

    Wow - Patu! - the poster always claims "you may even be in it" - but I never had a chance to actually look at the crowd scenes in detail

    I once saw it at an anti-apartheid film festival in Berkeley CA in the old UC theatre (same place they did the live Rocky Horror midnight show) - I never really knew any kiwis in the US, we were few and far between - but when Muldoon made an appearance in the film there were scattered boos in the dark from around the theatre

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2188 posts Report Reply

  • Busytown: Age cannot wither me,

    oh please - it used to be that 40 was the new 30 -not any more - these days it's 50 that's the new 30.

    Mind you I'm biased having just clocked 50 - my partner is 6 months older than me - I'm not allowed to agonise about this stuff - by the time I get around to it it's old hat and we're over it

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2188 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Life Goes On,

    Jake - next time remind them about the Boston Tea Party, "no taxation without representation", and that US citizens who live in NZ are allowed to vote - ask that you at least be allowed to vote for dog catcher

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2188 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Life Goes On,

    but raccoons are so cute, especially the babies .... until they sneak thru the cat door after the catfood and can't get out, and mum gets really mad .... (but can't fit through the same cat door) ....

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2188 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Life Goes On,

    Oh Tom - we have to get our stories straight - you have to talk about the giant keas, evolved without mammalian competition, that rip tents apart, the windscreens from parked cars, eat live sheep, attack trampers for their butter

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2188 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Life Goes On,

    Exactly -- and just to add insult to injury, it's one form of spam nobody is interested in regulating in the United States.

    Actually the US has a pretty good anti-phone spam system -p certainly better than here. The "do not call list" is a list of phone numbers that phone spammers are not allowed to call (with a few exceptions) - anyone can sign up on a web site. Cell phones have always been on such a list (because in the US the owner pays for incoming calls).

    However the "few exceptions" sadly includes political calls (after all guess who writes laws ...)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2188 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Life Goes On,

    Well living in Berkeley I never quote got those sorts of questions - though one work mate thought I came from an island off the east coast of Canada (she was entranced that I'd grown up watching Dr Who, and considered it a kids show - it did play at 4pm after all)

    The seasons thing does mess them up (and timezones that change with time of year).

    I do wish we'd hold halloween in NZ in late April though - we carved pumpkins here last year (expensive and hard to find) - and it was still day light out when the little kids came around - the whole fun of halloween is taking little kids around in the dark to see the scary stuff and meet the neighbours

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2188 posts Report Reply

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