Posts by Paul Campbell

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  • Speaker: The Olympic Learning Curve,

    oh and ski jumping can only be done by guys .... perhaps we need to combine these sports - give the jumpers ribbons or something

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2100 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The Olympic Learning Curve,

    hmmm - maybe I could get gold next time just by showing up - what do you think gymnastics or swimming? (I guess we need at least two of us to actually be synchronised)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2100 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Trust. Us.,

    I think it's a great idea - can we start by hiring Phil just to keep everyone's numbers clean?

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2100 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rain on his parade,

    I disagree - IMHO the response to speech you don't like is not to ban it but to make more speech - tell Destiny (and the rest of the country) that they're full of it - the counter protest was exactly the right way to handle it

    Mind you if you really want to get rid of something like BoB that thrives on the publicity it gets probably the best thing to do is not to fan the flames but to starve it of oxygen - ignore it

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2100 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rain on his parade,

    Morgan - I'm glad you see the need that SOMETHING MUST BE DONE - I've decided that we must enlist a cabal of aging overweight topless guys who will then tricycle down Queen street - in the process we will scar the national psyche so badly that no one will ever ever again go to Queen street to watch a parade .... just in case

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2100 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rain on his parade,

    I just have to wade in on Critical Tits vs. Boobs on Bikes - I've been to Burning Man 6 or 7 times now and never been to Critical Tits (though my wife and 12yr old daughter have been in it) - largely because, like Boobs on Bikes for a guy to actually go a watch/leer at it is, well, rather crass.

    The difference of course is that CT is a celebration for those who are in it while BoB is an advertising stunt.

    One of these years I'm going to tow a set of bleachers full of grumpy old men around the desert - Critical Pricks will perform loud obnoxious art criticism decalring everything derivative and shallow

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2100 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Tear down this wall.,

    but without cubes how would one get that first stealthy nerf volley off without anyone knowing its source?

    you'd just be the guy in the middle of the office with the unloaded gun - a sitting duck

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2100 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Primary School for Beginners,

    In my primary school years (mid 60s) each room had a coal stove for heating (this was an old city school probably built in the 20s with 30ft ceilings and a few 50s prefabs all painted govt-issue yellow) - the caretaker would come in early and light them but it would be teacher's responsibility to keep them going - they used to blow back when the wind blew and more than one teacher crumpled under the load - we lost one reliever sans-hair to a particularly spectacular incident

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2100 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Primary School for Beginners,

    David said: "I always think the best thing about school is that fact that it's in the past" ....

    I used to think that too, I'd put it behind me long in the past ... until recently I was faced with the possibility of my son going to the high school I was mercilessly bullied at in forms 3-5 ... in my own little 30-years on PTSD moment I found myself waking at night, and just shaking at the mere thought of walking into that school .... fortunately we found somewhere better but it dredged up something I thought was long in my past

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2100 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Not Such a Hard Word After All,

    I believe Dewey, Cheatam and Howe only practice in ("our fair city") Boston

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2100 posts Report Reply

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