Posts by Paul Campbell

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  • Hard News: Something odd and unresolved,

    thinking back about high school (and it was a long time ago) I realise I don't remember a single face/name from the year ahead of me - it was a more innocent time so I can't blame the drugs

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Who Was That Masked Bag Man?,

    He continued denying the facts
    but I wonder 'bout other impacts
    'cause if he didn't know
    from where came the dough
    how did he pay income tax

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: This whole, glorious trainwreck,

    I too wondered about the police being unable to identify the gender of the victims ... but then I realised I do actually have a couple of geek friends who have gone through periods of rather undetermined gender .... or it could just be a case of cultural sensitivity on the police's part ("I'm not going to look under that hijab, you do it. Not me mate, we'll get into trouble, better call back to HQ and ask for instructions ....")

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Paris S’Enflamme, tout la nuit,

    I have no where else to post this and just have to, besides it's Friday- San Francisco just qualified Prop W for the presidential ballot - it will rename the "Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant" to be the "George W. Bush Sewage Plant"

    sometimes revenge is not sweet it is smelly

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A Taxonomy of Poo,

    Gee - the thread that just keeps on giving ......

    I guess I've had to joust with scientologists too much, I'd never really thought of Randism as a religion but I guess they are - the sort without a god but with a prophet (kind of like Buddhism) - maybe more so that elron's where the leaders probably don't really believe ....

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: What it don't get, I can't use.,

    If I had a billion I'd have to give it away ...

    I know someone with more money than God (well more than a billion) - he can't travel like the rest of us - too much danger of kidnap for ransom (a few million ransome is pocket change but the chances of actually getting out alive are very low) - his movements have to randomised, body guards/men in black float around him ... nice as it looks from a distance - all the stuff - it's not the life I'd want to live, no chance to walk down the street anonymously

    I'm with Helen - give it to people who really need it ...

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Abusage,

    rats! that should be "too veinous"

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Abusage,

    perhaps:

    A body part was to veinous
    Resulting in pain that was heinous
    it all looked quite red
    'twas the doctor who said
    I'll have to remove his ....

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Abusage,

    I thing you just change the last line to:

    "If she'd suddenly sprouted an ... "

    that leaves the reader in the appropriate linguistic limbo (and it's meant to be read, not recited to rewally get the joke)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Abusage,

    Speaking of Americans and language - I was flying down from Auckland on AirNZ on Sunday and the coffee was served in some cups, each with the name of an All Black and the position they played (collect the set! - I guess some marketting droid has decided that 12 yr old boys are the marketting demographic that makes the most decisions about air travel).

    Anyway the older American couple behind me spent at least 15 minutes trying to figure out why they both had cups with pictures of famous male hookers on them .... I must admit I just sat there trying not to giggle

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

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