Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Hard News: Deprived of speech, he sang…,

    I have put in my order. Any thoughts on the SPADA conference, Russell? Matthew Weiner was tremendous, but so were the team from The WotWots.

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  • Southerly: A World First of the Second Kind,

    My copy arrived this morning. 'round 11am, I dropped a gob of avacado on it but, as promised, it was removed without leaving a stain. Not sure it the same would happen for page 15 or 57.

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  • Field Theory: All White on the night,

    And my small claim to fame

    And mine is that Josh Sole, who was subbed on to play for Italy vs the ABs used to be one of my students. I wonder what had happened to him, after he had played a couple of games for Waikato.

    I watched the soccer but still can't warm to a game where you can kick a ball around for 90 minutes, to end up with a 1-0 result (or just as often, a 0-0 outcome). Where is NZ ranked in the world?

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  • Hard News: Celebrity Gibberish,

    It's the claim that he got "celebrity justice" and the unbelievably confused editorial that tried to make an issue of it.

    Point taken! I wonder if it is time for newspapers to dispense with editorials and abandon the pretense that there is difference between such columns, and the remainder of news content. Good on you for reading them, though.

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  • Hard News: Celebrity Gibberish,

    Hmm. If the fines were for something more profound than illegal parking--civil disobedience rather than yellow line violation-- I might be more sympathetic. I recall, in an earlier life, when I was a postie in Wellington, delivering registered letters for parking fines to Mike Bungay QC at least twice a week (of course he never collected them). People thought he was a rebel; I thought he was an a-hole.

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  • Hard News: It was 20 years ago tomorrow ...,

    Whilst we are on good things, it was a bloody good Media 7 last night--even if times it threatened to turn into The Jo Cotton Show. I know it will be used by teachers, especially in girls' schools.

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  • Up Front: Go For Launch,

    There is the New Zealand fuchsia or Kotukutuku (f. excorticata) which is one of the very few deciduous native plants in New Zealand.

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  • Hard News: Body image and the media,

    What's with the fascination with that show? I saw one episode on the plane back to NZ and I wanted to jump out.

    Big Bang Theory? It is Sheldon, Sheldon, Sheldon!

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  • Hard News: Body image and the media,

    I too watch Grand Designs with some reluctance (I don't have control of the remote in our h/h). Kevin does know his stuff but, just in a while, I would like him to raise a question or two about the wisdom of (usually) two people living in the huge mansions they build, with the accompanying considerations of energy use and self-indulgence.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2458 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Body image and the media,

    I too watch Grand Designs with some reluctance (I don't have control of the remote in our h/h). Kevin does know his stuff but, just in a while, I would like him to raise a question or two about the wisdom of (usually) two people living in the huge mansions they build, with the accompanying considerations of energy use and self-indulgence.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2458 posts Report Reply

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