Posts by Dave Patrick

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  • Speaker: The Magic of Television,

    Labour market flexibility is newspeak for "low-wage, casual-employment economy".

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 237 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Real Gone,

    Heard a brief thingie on National Radio (Jim Mora's show this afternoon) about some guy from Dunedin starting a campaign to save Real Groovy, and thought "That might be worth a listen".

    Then realised it was the guy who's idea of "a campaign" is a Facebook group - seriously, how is 23 (random number pulled out of my arse) people blethering and wittering (and probably twittering - yes, I'm down with the kids) in Facebook a CAMPAIGN?

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 237 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Life Goes On,

    Next question: who would benefit from such an asset bubble?

    Ooo oooo I know this one - John Key and his compatriots?

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 237 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Real Gone,

    Real Groovy in Christchurch was never quite as good as the Auckland shop, and used stuff at Real Groovy always seemed to be more expensive than the same things were when it was Echo.

    That said, I've spent more money at Real Groovy than probably any other music shop (exception may be the old, old Sounds shop at the bottom of Queen Street in the early 80s before it was a chain store), and if it does pass I will be immensely sad. While it may be easier and cheaper to order online, there's nothing quite like browsing and finding an unexpected bargain, or an out-of-print gem, or even just something you sold years ago that you've regretted selling ever since.

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 237 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Nats to the rescue,

    Russell, unfortunately someone who KNOWS how to spell has been out and about in Christchurch and covered up/replaced/stickered over all the Emmisions and Tolerence billboards, so now photos to be had

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 237 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Just Answer the Question,

    5/ You are holding a dinner party for famous New Zealand political and historical personages. Who do you seat next to Graham Capill?

    <sick>The Ingham twins?</sick>

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 237 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Nats to the rescue,

    I just have one plea for Sean Plunkett - can he please stop saying "All right" after everything anyone else says, and before he asks his next question? It's really beginning to grate.....

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 237 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Nats to the rescue,

    OT but urgent-ish.

    Could any Christchurch readers within reach of one of those "Zero tolerence [sic] for crime" Act billboards do me a favour and grab a photograph for me? And email it to me?

    Ta.

    The Emmisions ones (or at at least the ones I drive past on the way to work) have all been corrected with yellow "Emissions" stickers - it's a pretty good job, you can hardly tell they've replaced an ineptly-spelt word.

    I'll keep an eye out for a "Tolerence" one on the way home tonight.

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 237 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: Sport and Politics,

    Speaking of rugby jerseys, I think it was Racing Club de France in Paris who had the powder-blue jerseys with the fold-over collar and the little bow-tie at the throat - now they were classy with a capital C

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 237 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: I suppose you could call…,

    Stade Francais have created what may be one of the worst uniforms ever

    Oh........ my......... god..........

    And no way does Auckland deserve to be in the quarters - they couldn't even beat Counties (sorry, Coooouuuuunnnnnnttttttttiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeessssss)

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 237 posts Report Reply

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