Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Hard News: ffunnell Up!,

    Great show last night RB, very well done, one of the best I have seen

    Yes, it was. It was fascinating to see how firmly TV news folk subscribe to 'pictures' with everything--great for teaching codes & conventions! As one commentator has already has already suggested, "TV news" should be properly regarded as "TV olds"!

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  • Hard News: ffunnell Up!,

    Well, if the claims made by A C Nielsen about Net ratings are anything like the claims they make for television ratings (viewing equates to "Presence in a room where a TV set is on"), then they are just as dubious.


    Go The Chiefs!!!

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  • Hard News: Stop the Enabling,

    Hmm! Dressing for dinner? It could be embarrassing if you didn't, especially if the neighbours call by unexpectedly. You could also drop bits of food in the most awkward places.

    I guess that the Mason case just demonstrates the impossibility of changing the minds of idealogues, despite contrary evidence staring them in the face.

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  • Field Theory: Quickly on a busy morning,

    Lordy, that was a close one (just back from Waikato Stadium). Saved by Stephen Donald again---despite some very sub-standard adjudication by ref Stu Dickinson.

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  • Field Theory: Quickly on a busy morning,

    Geoff, what's the crowd average for Waikato Stadium this year, do you know?

    Sorry, I don't know--I just go for the great hamburgers! But there may be some sad truth in your claims about live audiences, for we starting going to Chiefs games 'round mid-season, when things started picking up and they started playing beautiful rugby (so much easier to stay at home and watch Sky--and avoid that annoying Possum bloke).

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  • Hard News: Some Week,

    Stereotypically down here you'd say "Aucklanders don't care about what goes on south of the bombay hills"

    Of course they do, and so do we south of the BH's. Why, just yesterday I was in Ponsonby, gazing in wonder upon the $500 shirts and $400 shoes and $1500 jackets in the 5th Avenue men's clobber shop!

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  • Hard News: Some Week,

    More heresy: Most people don't care about the Mount Albert by-election either.

    Well, around the traps this week, there seem to be many people who do.

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  • Field Theory: Quickly on a busy morning,

    < quote>Chiefs v Hurricanes:* The best team won</quote>


    ..and they will again, tonight.

    Declining crowds.

    Well, it didn't seem like that last Saturday night, packed into the Waikato Stadium. My beloved and I had to sit rows apart, as we could only get single tickets by mid-week. Tonight's game looks to be fully occupied too.

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  • Southerly: Dear Dr Bollard,

    Dr Dave (If I may presmue): I guess you have a good remedy for persistent gout? Involves hanging around railway tracks?

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  • Hard News: That Buzzing Sound,

    and you get it twice!

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