Posts by Che Tibby

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  • Summer Holiday,

    joanna, i've never swum in egg-nogg.

    the visibility would be too low, and the fish-life is usually external to the vessel.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2018 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Losing the billboard plot,

    but, on the subject of dr. brash and conspiracies.

    this from stuff:
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/3905457a6160.html

    brash:

    Brash said he now believed he was being followed throughout the election campaign. "I'm not given to paranoia, but you are left with the uncomfortable feeling that there is some kind of hanky panky going on.

    i suspect it was just ms. foreman trying to get in touch with him.

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  • Summer Holiday,

    it's a water-themed christmas this year, so a little rain is not a worry.

    snorkeling goat island, diving the poor knights, walking the bridge to waitangi, seeing the great expanse of ocean at cape reinga.

    [sighs in expectation]

    oh, and getting blisteringly pissed in the mount for new years, as is the fashion.

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  • Island Life: Losing the billboard plot,

    i/s, as i say, i listened to and got what you're saying. and, fortunately, emissions policy is nothing i have to touch in my working life.

    that said, i don't think that any likely combination of contemporary persons in thorndon will deliver anything like a sustainable emissions outcome. no will on the part of the electorate.

    i personally know people who saw the al gore film, freaked, went home and started recycling. two months later, back to driving the 4x4. why? "it was too hard to be green".

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  • Island Life: Losing the billboard plot,

    i think don's comment is the kernel of my long-standing scepticism towards kyoto.

    after a conversation with i/s i've come round and think it is an acceptable approach (considering i only understand it in 'educated layman's' terms), but remain dubious that any real effort to cut carbon emissions will present itself in the future.

    and, regarding the story about temperate forests contributing to global warming? hardly surprised it if were true. the basis of my scepticism is the relative simplicity of kyoto, i.e. tree pretty, car bad.

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  • Island Life: Losing the billboard plot,

    someone do me a favour and post this link http://www.epi.org/content.cfm/issueguides_minwage_minwagefacts

    on DPF's latest foray into economics.

    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2006/12/minimum_wage_up_10.html

    webmarshall is blocking it. which i think is possible basis for a very real conspiracy against the truth reaching kiwiblog...

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  • Flying Nun Moments,

    i have been known to dance.

    i had to stop when there was a threat to call a constable.

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  • Flying Nun Moments,

    re: The Gathering, and that whole 90s dance-party scene.

    was i the only person who thought, "wasn't disco the 70s?"

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  • Yellow Peril: the identity game,

    actually,

    Once Brits and French and Spaniards and Portuguese with guns met cultures still using stone-tipped spears they, of course, prevailed.

    i think you mean, "usually" prevailed.

    in parts of australia the main factor in europeans favour was the horse, not the gun. they could gallop into populated areas very quickly, butcher half a dozen or so (muskets aren't all that accurate), and gallop out. fcking cowards...

    on the other hand, in south america it was the good old fashioned plate amour that spared them. the aztecs and inca had obsidian weapons that shattered too easily.


    but back on track. i agree with tze ming that pakeha is the most appropriate label for white new zealanders. but also need to reiterate that it is an ethnic label. 'new zealanders' is supposed to be the nationality. the fact that the national characteristics are dominated by pakeha characteristics is just a product of colonialism, and the natural inclination of nationalism.

    a national identity is always dominated by the majority ethnicity.

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  • Speaker: Funny, sexy and ours,

    tomorrow!!! make sure you add me to the list to get digital copies of those bands.

    man, the calamari bushmen.... my first thought was "Wedding Present", but if someone had taken acid to watch them in a cheesy pub in tauranga in '90, then many weird thoughts would wander through their head.

    not that i ever did that.

    and the boogadagas. i think they were the first band to make me think, "you don't have to do bad pop to be great". it was almost as big a shock as the time someone said, "listen to this. no... stop listening to lloyd cole and commotions and just f...ing listen to this tape".

    the sex pistols.

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