Please note that this morning – flummoxed by the passing of Helen Kelly, tbh – I forgot what I was going to write about and have just now updated the post with the story of my first girlfriend, her exotic parents and a certain record.
are Son of Cronos and Girl at Night Vacuum-era songs?
I think so, but I’m no expert :)
Hmmm ... same.
I would like to point out that the first time I heard 'Bedrock Bay' it was being played by the Volkswagens. Bill was quite the hit factory.
Umm The Galaxy nightclub was in downtown Auckland city on Customs St, not as Nick Bollinger says. “At the Galaxy in Mount Eden” . Unless he is quoting Alastair who is mistakenly remembering.
Ah, I can see what's happened here. There was a more recent Galaxy on Mt Eden Road – it's now the Powerstation. I'll let the editors know.
Speaking of which, I will be at the Heritage Week Market Day at the Arts Centre this Sunday
I have alerted the Twitter hordes.
I actually have issue #1 of The Face, although it unfortunately has various bits cut out of it. It was along with I.D. #1 and various others when I broke into squat in Elephant & Castle many years ago.
The prior inhabitants may have been a bunch of junkies who left the toilet set solid to the brim with shit and paper (we had to pour hydrochloric acid in it and shovel the shit out with a trowel), but they did have good taste in magazines.
She came across as a bitter hardened campaigner until her cancer was announced.
No, she was never that.
It's one of the privileges of journalism that you get to speak to extraordinary people at extraordinary times.
It wasn't lost on me that this might be her last interview, but I never guessed she would be gone so soon.
A Facebook friend has other FB friends who are conservative Americans.
Wondering what could lead one of them to say the things she did in a discussion under one of his posts, I clicked through to her Facebook page. It was a click through the rabbit hole.
There was cheerleading for Trump, but it seemed to come with less passion than her loathing for Clinton. But she had reasons – many, many reasons. Almost all of those reasons were long-debunked zombie memes. She didn’t seem to be a terrible person (and clearly wasn’t a racist), that was just her reality.
It seems significant that the only recent non-political post was a share of an undying 2008 hoax about a coming storm of cosmic rays, warning people to “not let your cell phone be close to your body, it may cause damage.” Maybe for all this to take there has to be some base level of credulity or paranoia.
A lot of her shares were links to Breitbart. Her favourite conspiracy theories mostly seemed to originate with Roger Stone. And, really, that’s what people like Stone and Bannon have done: over decades, created a imaginary narrative that millions of people now live within. It’s a bit of a worry.
Warren Buffett responds comprehensively to Trump's attempt to deflect criticism of his tax affairs by claiming all rich guys do it.
Foreign Policy magazine makes its first ever US Presidential endorsement – for Clinton, of course.
In the nearly half-century history of Foreign Policy, the editors of this publication have never endorsed a candidate for political office. We cherish and fiercely protect this publication’s independence and its reputation for objectivity, and we deeply value our relationship with all of our readers, regardless of political orientation.
It is for all these reasons that FP’s editors are now breaking with tradition to endorse Hillary Clinton for the next president of the United States.
Our readers depend on FP for insight and analysis into issues of national security and foreign policy. We feel that our obligation to our readers thus extends now to making clear the great magnitude of the threat that a Donald Trump presidency would pose to the United States. The dangers Trump presents as president stretch beyond the United States to the international economy, to global security, to America’s allies, as well as to countless innocents everywhere who would be the victims of his inexperience, his perverse policy views, and the profound unsuitability of his temperament for the office he seeks.